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General JSKt'tfitUattg, THE WHARTON PEERAGE.—The adjourned Committee of the House of Lords on this claim again heard evidence on the 10th ult., at the close of which the Court pronounced judgment—"That in the record and proceed- ings, and also in the pronouncing of the outlawry against Philip, late Duke of Wharton, there is manifest error. Therefore it is considered by the said Court that the out- lawry aforesaid, and other errors be reversed, annulled, and altogether held for nothing, and that the said Charles Kemeys Kemeys Tynte be restored to all things which he hath lost by the occasion of the said outlawry," &c. RE-UNION OF THE BATIl AND BRISTOL THEATRES.— We understand that Mrs. M'Cready, manageress of the Bristol Theatre, has also become lessee of that of Bath. The seasons, as was the case many years since, will be concurrent—the company playing in the two cities on alternate nights.Bristol paper. SECESSION TO POPERY.—The Rev. J. M. Capes, of St. John the Baptist church, Eastover, Bridgwater, has formally announced his secession from the Established Church. He has resigned his license into the hands of the bishop, and given up all claim to the benefits of the endowments of St. John's Church. According to a statement given by the papers as from a correspondent"—Parliament will be prorogued by the end of July or early in August. The Queen and Prince Albert will then leave England for Gotha, to visit the Prince's family; there they will meet the Duchess of Kent; and there, on the 26th of August, Prince Albert's birth-day will he celebrated- The Duke of Hamilton is confined to his house in Port- man Square, from the effects of an acciJent: his horse stumbled in Hyde Park, on Thursday afternoon week, fell, and rolled over the rider. Advices from Paris state, that although the passports demanded by Don Carlos were allowed, those demanded by his son, the Prince of the Asturias, were refused. The Great Western mail-steamer arrived at Liverpool Friday morning; having left New York on the 12th inst. President Polk was ill, but not in danger. Philade'phis was prepared to pay the dividend 00 her stock due in August. President Jones, of Texas, had summoned a National Convention, to deliberate on a new constitution for the state, as a preliminary to joining the United States, and also on the subject of annexation. From Mexico there is no contradiction of the reports respecting amicable negociations with Texas; though rumours of war with the United States still abound. The Canadian papers annoince sums amounting to £10,000 subscribed for the sutferers by the late fire at Quebec; and other aid was eagerly offered. Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Downes Jackson, Com- mander of the Forces in Canada, died of apoplexy on the 7th instant. Sir Richard was on the point of leaving Montreal for England his successor, Earl Cathcart, being on his way out. A diminutive steam-boat has commenced plying on the river Lea, between Lea-bridge Road and Tottenham. It is thirty-two feet lonj*, and only five feet wide. Mr. Green made his 301st aerial voyage on Wednesday week. He ascended in his balloon from Creuiorne House, Chelsea, accompanied by seven passengers. The descent was safely accomplished at llorncliurch, in Essex. IN Great Britain and Ireland, there are, according to parliamentary returns, 2,250,000 horses, worth about £G7,OOO,000; about 15,000,000 of black cattle, worth about £215,000,000; 50,000,000 of sheep, worth about £67,000,000; and 18,000,000 of pigs, worth about £ 18,270,000. A FAMILY OF FOURTEEN HUNDRED.—In the Exeter Court of Bankruptcy last week, a bankrupt draper was asked why he had stated in his schedule that his family consisted of nine persons, when it was known the num- ber was less! He answered, that he put down that number to account for his treating customers, which he calculated at about four a day, or 1400 a year. Sir R. Peel has communicated to the Hon. Col. Trevor, the desire of her most gracious Majesty to subscribe the munificent sum of £210 towards the fund for the erection of a Monument to the late gallant and able general, Sir William Nott, G.C.B. With this addition the sum al- ready collected approaches £1,000. THE BisHors OF EXETER AND WORCESTER.—The Bishop of Worcester will have a speedy opportunity of answering the charges preferred against him in the recent charge of the Bishop of Exeter. His Lordship com- mences the visitation of his diocese at Worcester Cathedral on Monday, August 4, It is said that some cattle-feeders have begun to use molasses for fattening their stock and if Porto Rico molasses should be admitted, the supply will be cheap and abundant. The hopes for the crops, of all kinds, and in all parts of the United Kingdom, are most favourable; though the heavy rains th it have fallen lately, are not considered advantageous for the hay. A fishern.an of Pelt, in Sussex, has been killed, by pre- tending in jest to swallow a small sole alive the fish got into his throat and choked him. No fewer than twelve ships arrived at Liverpool on Monday, from Austrian ports, laden with corn and other grain, amounting in all to nearly 15,000 quarters. REPORTED LOSS or THE ApOLLO TROOP SHIP.—Ac- counts received at Lloyd's on Friday last, from Newfound- land and Halifax, of the 6th and 2nd of June respective, ly, contain information relative to the Apollo troop ship- from Quebec for Canada, which give reasons to believe that she has been lost, with from 60 to 80 persons drowned. The Apollo left Quebec on the 1st of June, with artillery and drafts for Canada, and on the 6th inst. information was received at St. John's, Newfoundland, of her having been lost at St. Shots. Such is the demand for certain descriptions of cotton goods, that hands cannot be found on the spot to produce them fast enough. In consequence of this deficiency of labour, a gentlemanfrorn the neighbourhood of Rochdale came down to Liverpool last week, to see if a supply of hands could be obtained from among the pauper children in the Liverpool Workhouse. We believe that the subject is under the consideration of our parochial authorities.— Liverpool Times, The iron-trade of South Staffordshire is in a most unsa- tisfactory state. The high price recently obtained for the manufactured article has suffered a rapid decline, and a "grmter ftrtV i»-C««Mredwhich .renders the trade very un- settled. The consequence has been a partial turn-out at Bilston, and some rioting and a general strike appears to be apprehended. In the prospect of this, a writer in the Times rejoices that Chartism is defunct among the men, and that the leaders of that party, in the event of a turn- out, could not exert the pernicious influence which they did on a former occasion. The Liverpool Times says-" If it should be decided that Cuba and Porto Rico sugars are entitled to be admitted into the English market, the effect of that deci- sion will be to throw nearly the whole of the carrying trade between those islands and all parts of Europe into the hands of the British shipowners." The produce that is not sold here will come to England in the first place, to take its chance of sale: by the Navigation-laws, it must come in British or Sfaiish bottoms; and the Spaniards not being a nautical people, British shipping will be employed. There was a bad collision on the Bristol and Birmingham Railway on Thursday week: two trains, one from Gloucester and one from Birming- ham, both going at great speed, met at Camp Hill, and before the engines-could be reversed they clashed together. The crash was frightful. One engine-man was seriously hurt, and thirty or forty passengers were more or less bruised; but no fatal result is apprehended. The departure of the Gloucester train before the arrival of the other is said to have been against orders. A singular and melancholy accident happened a few days ago at Aix. An inhabitant was coming out of his house, when his foot slipped and he fell with such force that his tongue, having got between his upper and lower teeth, was completely severed at about half its length. His sufferings have been most agonizing and there is every reason to fear that he will be entirely deprived of the power of enunciation.—Galignanni. BANKRUPTCY.—INFORMATION FOR CREDITORS.—In the course of the proceedings in the matter of Saml. Watson, in the Bankruptcy Court, Bristol, Friday last, the learned commissioner, Mr. Sergeant Stephen, stated that it ought to be generally known that in the present state of the. law assignments were taken by creditors at great risk, and particularly to those who may be appointed and act as trustees under them, as persons making such assignments could at any time open the whole proceedings and render the trustees liable to account, by signing a declaration of insolvency and issuing a fiat 90 bill own petition. AN IRISH PACIFICATOR.—Mr. Steele is on a mis-ion in the North of Ireland, for the purpose of "pacifying" the people. He distributes an address from the Repeal Association printed on orange and green paper, and harangues the crowd. While he was speaking from a coach°at Cavan, a man called out Groan him where- upon the pacificator exclaimed—" You infernal ruffian I am giving the people such warning as may prevent some of them from joining the Molly Maguires, and others from assailing the legal processions of the Orangemen in July and you want to interrupt me. I suppose you arc one of the infamous Paddy M'Kews, hired to create disturbance and bloodshed." THE SIIETHEUD AND HIS SHEEP.—I was much amused once, in Belgium, at a curious contrivance adopted by a Shepherd to extricate himself from a dilem- ma, and at the readiness with which his sheep obeyed his intentions. Preceding his flock" he was moving them to fresh pasture, when his progress was stopped by a large corn-field, through which there was only a narrow foot-path. His knowledge of the habits of his charge made him thoroughly aware of the destruction they would commit if left to follow him at their leisure so, after a few moments' reflection, he started off at the top of his speed, the whole flock pursuing him at a gallop, and almost in single file, without doing the slightest damage.—Note book of a Naturalist. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY.—In consequence of the recent accidents to express-trains on the Great Western Railway, the Directors have resolved that no light four- wheeled luggage-vans shall in future form part of the fast-trainsthe change was made on Saturday. The four- wheeled vans weigh only three tons and a half, while a second-class six-wheeled carriage weighs seven tons. Mr. Vaughan, of Gloucester Place, was one of the suf- ferers by the accident last week: his ribs were broken, and he received other injuries. The Times states, that much of the iron rail on this railway is so worn down as to rendertravelling dangerous; the flanges of thecarriage- wheels coming in contact with the projecting nuts which fasten the rails to the sleepers. It considers that this was probably the cause of the late accident. New rails are in process of being laid down in various parts of the line, which are two inches and a half high; the old ones are only one inch and a quarter. ORNITHOLOGICAL EXPRESS.—The System of commu- nication by means of carrier-pigeons, between London and Paris, is' carried on to a very considerable extent, and at a great cost. There are several perfect establishments kept up by parties interested in the quick transmission of intelligence, at the ports of Dover and Calais, and at regular distances on the roads of the two countries; whence the birds are exchanged in regular order, as they return with their little billet. The interruption occasi- oned by the hours of night is made up by a man on horse back; who again at daylight, on arrival at a pigeon- station, transfers his despatch to the keeper, who has his bird in readiness. The distance by day is accomplished in less than eight hours. It has been found that hawks have proved themselves dangerous enemies even to these quick-flighted birds and a premium of half-a-crown is paid for every hawk's head produced. The pay of a keeper is JE50 a year; and when this is added to the cost of food and the expense of sending the pigeons on from station to station to be ready for their flight home, it will appear that the service is a:tended with considerable outlay. The duty of training young birds, and the management of the old ones, in feeding them at proper times, and in keepingthem in tte dark till they are thrown up, is very responsible, and almost unceasing. A good bird is not supposed to last morj than two years. The Prince de B-, a yourg man twenty-two years of age, connected with some of the highest families in France, and married about a year ago to the daughter of a rich banker, was arrested in Paris last week on a charge of forgery. Some ivory counters used by the French Jockey Club, to facilitate payment among themselves, had been forged, and cashed by th; Prince's brother-in-law; and when their spurious nature was detected, they were traced to the young Prince. After divers conflicting at- tempts to account for having them in his possession, he burst into tears and confessed that he had forged twenty- five of the counters. He was at once committed for trial. He is said to be rich, and .0 have been religiously brought up. ARTIFICIAL TEETH.—The attention of those who have lost their teeth, is especially directed to the following obser- vations:—The extraction of the few teeth or roots which may remain in the month, is insisted upon by mauy den- tists, previously to preparing artificial teeth. This is not necessary, sa by Mr. THOMAS'S improved method they can be fixed in the mouth, with tht greatest accuracy answer- ing most fully every purpose of articulation and mastica- tion and so perfectly natural in appearance as to defy detection by the closest observer without extracting any teeth or stumps, or giving any pain whatever. The new Incorrodible Teeth invented by Mr. Thomas, Surgeon- Dentist, 04, Berners-street, Oxford-street, London, will be found much more economical than most others. The Glasgow Argus mentions a remedy for the bite of rabid animals, applied by Dr. David Burnes, (brother of the traveller Sir Alexander), in the case of two ladies of that city. They were in the parlour of a hotel, when a large dog entered, bit them both severely, and ran off. Dr. Burnes was in the hotel, having been on a tour in the highlands with Lord and Lady Panmure. "Dr. Burnes, on learning the nature of the accident, instantly cauter- ized, cupped, and excised the wounds; and had also recourse to the singular method of making the patients "suck their wounds. This course the Doctor recommended ten years ago in the Lancet; and he says that no danger whatever is to be feared from it, if the mouth and lips are free from seres or chaps." STATISTICS.—The British Association for the Advance- ment of Science" has done good service in its way; but that is no reason for allowing it to play freaks with the English language. There is the Word "statistics," none of the best English from the beginning. A German pro- fessor, some hundred years ago, tollected a number of facts tending to illustrate the comparative power and re- sources of various states; he was at a loss for a name whereby to design, t this collection; and, recollecting that from polis the Greeks had made (c hard), out of status he manufactured statistice. r.f|le Latinity of status, used to designate a modern state, is IIOre than questionable; and a derivative from it in the Gretk form was yet mure anomalous: still, we knew what vas meant-statistics were ao exposition of the power anj resources of a state or states. But our modern literati tJake bad worse. At this year's meeting of the Association, a gentleman has been reading a paper on the statjgtjcg of gmall-pox" we shall next hear of an essay on "Ue politics of typhus." • STRUCTURE OF THE TEETH.—'T^ Teeth, it ia well known to physiologists, are composed of bony structures which is covered with a coating of enamel—a substance of a fibrous nature, and so hard fS to strike fire with a steel. Notwithstanding its apparenthardness, the enamel is, however, extremely susceptible cf injury, and it thus becomes highly important to ascertiin what preparation, are best adapted to preserve so important a substance in its pristine integrity and beauty. We do not hesitate, therefore, to recommend Rowlands' Odonto, or Pearl Dentiflrice," as the most valuable means of purifying, embellishing, and preserving the teeth and gums, yet offered to the public.—(See Advertisement.) A DOG RAILWAY.—We translate the following non- sense from Le Journal de Bruges .w<Two Englishmen have estabtablished a dog-railway, for the conveyance of fresh fish from Blankenburg to Brugea. Four dogs are harnessed to a slight fish cart, and aie stimulated to speed by the influence of hunger-a lump of fresh meat being suspended a few inches before their noges, but not given to them until their arrival. For their convenience of letters, which it is desirable should be more Tapid, two greyhounds are put in harness to the lightest possible carriage, and a hare is fastened before them, in its natural attitude when running; so that the dogs imagine they are coursing, and consequently outstrip the wind." Government has received a despatch from the Governor of South Australia announcing the discovery of a con- siderable deposit of guano upon Lawrence Island, lying in latitude 38 28 South, longitude 141 35 East, im- mediately off Cape Nelson, and within the territory of New South Wales. This deposit is represented as being less rich than that in South America; but this is accounted for from the sample having been taken from the surface. Captain Gray expresses an opinion that guano will be found on many islands on all the Coasts of New Holland. The Colonial Office has transmitted this information to Lloyd's. The first monthly mail to China direct by the over-land route was despatched on Tuesday week. It will be con- veyed to Ceylon by the Oriental Steam Company's vessels carrying the Calcutta maila; and at Ceylon will be transferred to one of the same Company's vessels forming the branch-line between Ceylon and Hong-kong, touching at Penang and Singapore. By this arrangement, Hong- kong is brought within forty-eight dsy*' post of London. To celebrate the event, the Direc o s of the Oriental Steam Navigation Company gave an entertainment to Sir Henry Pottinger on Saturday. FIRE AND WONDERFUL ESCAP2.-0n Wednesday week, a fire broke out in the house of Mr. Fisher, artist, Broadmead, Bristol, in a bed-room in which two children were sleeping, occasioned by a spark from a candle which had been left burning. Mrs. Fisher rushed into the room and succeeded in securing the helpless children. The mother was much burnt in the attempt, and one of the children, we are sorry to say, is not expected to survive the injuries it sustained by the 6re. The other child and Mr. Fisher were also burnt, but not severely. The escape of the children was miraculous; as the bed curtains and part of the bed were consumed. The fire was extinguished before the arrival of the engines. THE LATE MR. SOMES, M.P.—The death of Jos. Somes, Esq., the extensive shipowner, which occurred on Wednes- day week at his residence in the Bow road, aftfr a few hours' illness, caused a great sensation in the eastern part of the metropolis, upon the river, in the City, and upon Change, where it -vas almost the sole topic of conversation. The deceased gentleman was at the head of the shipping interest of the port of London, and his vessels at the present time are in all parts of the world. Mr. Somes was of humble origin, and by his industry and persever- ance amassed considerable wealth. His father was a waterman and lighterman, and be intended his son for the same profession, and he was actually bound at Watermen's Hall, but subsequently abandoned the oars and sculls for a more lucrative business. Mr. Somes's fleet has been a nursery for good seamen, and every captain in his employ originally entered his service us an apprentice, and under "his fostering care gradually worked his way up to com- mander. He was a kind and benevolent master, and was universally respected. The death of Mr. Somes has caused a vacancy in the representation of Dartmouth. Mr. Somes was also chairmau of the New Zealand Company, whose affairs have been lately the suhject of discussion in the House of Commons. It is rumoured that Mr. Somes has (eft property to the amount of two millione sterling. Mr. Hamilton a farmer in Tyrone county, Ireland has killed a servant by discharging a blunderbuss at him, and stabbed another man with a bayonet. The farmer's conduct can only be accounted from the supposition that he suddenly went mad. MAIL BAGS STOLEN.—A sensation was caused at Gravesend on Friday last, by a robbery, on the preceding night, at the post office of that town. By some means at present unknown, the bags which had been made up for London, Woolwich, and Deptford, and fastened together, were carried off. It appears that since the Dover uight mail has been taken off, the Gravesend bags have been conveyed to and from London by a cart, those from Rochester being taken to Giavesend by another cart. There is some interval between the several arrivals; and it is said that the person in charge has been admitted by a spring latch, and thus enabled to take the bags prepared for him and placed in the pasf-age. On Thursday night however, the postmaster says he sat up till one o'clock, and then left a boy in charge. How the theft was effected is a mystery. Mr. Peacock, solicitor to the General Post Office, went down yesterday to investigate the business and the police have been placed on the alert. Nothing is publicly known of the number of letters stolen, or of the value or nature of their contents. Their non-arrival caused some inconvenience at Lloyd's. PRIVILEGES OF PARLIAMENT.—The vexatious question of Privilege has come before the House of Commons, with thickening perplexities. The Court of Queen's Bench recently decided against the validity of a warrant issued by the Speaker to arrest Mr. Howard, the attorney; damages have actually been levied, under that judgment, on the Sergeant-at-Arms; a select committee of the House recommended that a writ of error should be taken out, appealing against the Queen's Bench judgment to all the Judges, and from them, if need be, to the House of Lords; and that recommendation was the matter debated. The speakers were of three classes,those, under Mr. Hume's leadership, who counselled instant and determined resistance to all aggression on the privileges of the Com- mons; those who, with Sir Robert Inglis, would meekly submit to the Law-Courts, though looking to legislation for future protection aud those who would take a middle course, appealing for the present to the ordinary law, but prepared, if that appeal prove adverse in its result, to en- force the privileges of the House by arresting the Judges or making a military display; Sir Robert Peel and Lord John llussell joined in the lead of this the predominant party. In that view, the recommendation of the Commit- tee was adopted. Whatever may be thought of the way in which the House got into the scrape, there can be no doubt that the difficulties have been suffered to increase until there appears to be no extricatiou, but by a violence which would be a practical anachronism, or by legislation of the declaratory kind. Meanwhile, the affair remains in the hands of the lawyers who will find plenty to say— and to be paid for saying—before the House be again called upon to act. DUELLING.—The Morning Herald newspaper in an article upon Duelling, called forth by the late sangui- nary affair, which took place at Gosport says :—" To put an end to the practice altogether without opening a door for the fouler practice of assassination is, we fear, impossible. There are insults so intolerable that no atonement that human laws can suggest will prove suffi- cient. We will without assuming that any such case has oc- curred, suppose the case of an attempt made upon the virtue of a married woman by bribes and by threats of a quarrel with her husband—what can human laws do in such a case to satisfy the husband's natural feelings 1 We know that it is wrong to kick people or cudgel them, much more wrong to fight a duel upon the challenge of the party kicked or cudgelled; but something must be allowed to human infirmity, and, questionless, if there is any case in which kicking, cudgelling, or even accepting a chal- lenge can be pardoned, it is the case of a man whose wife is perseveringly persecuted with infamous solicita- tions by one who seeks to corrupt her virtue under cover of her fears for the safety of a beloved husband, holding out the very duel which may prove fatal to him, in terro- rem, as a means of bending the insulted lady to his licentious will. We cannot imagine an insult going beyond this. Should the seducer attempt by violence that which his odious craft attempts by bribery and intimida- tion, the law would hold the husband perfectly innocent in putting him to death, without allowing him a chance in self-defence. But are attempted bribery and an inti. midation directed againstthe best affections of an attached and faithful wife so much less criminal than violence, that the difference between a duel, in which both parties have equal advantages, and a summary homicide, sending the offender to his last account without opportunity of defending his life or preparing for the next world, may not adjust the balancer It is a mistake to suppose that a duel necessarily implies cold blood. This mistake arises from the fact that in general duels are fought by men whose blood was never heated at all, or who have had a reasonable time for their blood to cool; but this cannot be said of a man whose wife has been made the object ot a succession of foul solicitations. His blood can never cool while his insulter lives and moves in his presence, and in such a case the form of a duel is rather a restraint upon, than an indulgence of the natural feel- ing of man." THE BRANDESTON HALL ESTATE IN SUFFOLK.—The Auction Mart was crowded on Tnesday week by the capi- talists of Suffolk to witness the result of this memorable sale, it being (to use a familiar expression) one of the pet places in the county. This fine property comprehends the extensive manors and the large annual income deriva- ble therefrom, with nt,moriai, 1'¡¡øO'l>ø. en,! immunities, together with the royalties and aU its conse- quential advantages. This, with the mansion and estate, was sold at the Auction Mart on Tuesday, independently of the timber, for thirty thousand guineas. Some of our readers may be curious to learn the origin of this cele- brated place. The creation of Brandeston Hall may be traced by historical record so far back as the year 1530; it is erected in the style of our Queen Elizabeth; is seated on a lawn of great beauty, with the river Deben quietly progressing through its park-like grounds, and full of trout. The woodland scenery is described as quite beau- tiful the demesne extends to near 700 acres of laud and as regards the soil the greater proportion, it is said, is of the highest quality of rich meadow and pasture, and the arable lands produce six or seven quarters of wheat per acre. It is let to a most respectable tenantry, and there is a circumstance of such rare occurrence as to be well worthy of record in these discontented times, the fact that the rent of £ 1,100 for the farms only is paid with- out deduction or complaining, and not Is. of arrear remained at the last audit. To this may be added the fines and quit-rents, which have reached from £100 to jE270 a year, and the residence and park-like grounds in hand, worth about 200 guineas a year more, altogether being about £1,400 a year, and this is independently of the consequence and value pertaining to the vast extent of sporting (to say nothing of the fishing), of which it pos- sesses the sole control. Mr. George Robins, we have learnt, is the purchaser of this fine property, solely (as we are informed) as an investment. The income, it should seem, will greatly exceed the interest yielded by 3 per Cents, at par, and may not be considered quite so safe as terra firma. This has been Mr. Robins's proclaimed opinion for the last ten years, and now he has himself set a good example and acted upon it. THE IRON TRADE.—We are sorry we cannot announce any amendment in the iron trade, or an inclination in the hands who have turned out to return to their employment. Another crisis, similar to former ones, seems fast ap- proaching, evidently from the unhealthy and extravagantly high prices which iron had reached some two or three months since—viz., £14 per ton—while at the present time it is difficult to know its market value. With abun- dance of orders from Canada and America, the manufac- turers in iron—particularly heavy goods in Walsall, Wol- verhampton, &c.—are in a dilemma in common with the ironmasters, although the execution of their undertakings cannot be delayed; and travellers, from the uncertainty of the price of iron, cannot take orders for goods to be manufactured. During the high price of iron, the mas. ters, with a praiseworthy regard for their men, raised their wages to a scale which would insure them the comforts of life; but now, on eo serious a reduction, the men are beginning to grumble at the bare idea of a reduction of their wages, and a turn-out of the colliers and workmen has taken place at Bilston, which, it is feared, will extend its mischievous effects to other districts delegates from the north have harangued the misguided men, and reso- lutions have been come to that they will remain firm in the turn-out. One singular and anomalous feature in this case is, that in some districts the men are waiting to pre- yentthe reduction of wages* and jn others to enforce an increase. The only occasion of any thing serious taking place has been a riot at Bilston, when a workman was rescued from the police; but, in general, although bodies of men are patrolling the roads, all remains quiet. THE REGISTRATION.—The first step which requires to be taken is that of the claims for counties. The time for making these claims is from the 20th of June to the 20th of July, inclusive. Any claim made after the latter date will be too late. The county franchise is divided into four important classes of qualification:—1. Freehold, which includes the ancient 40s. freehold of inheritance for ever; and property held under a lease for lives, which should be described as freehold in the notice of claim. 2. Leasehold for a term of not less than sixty-years, originally of £ 10 annual value; or if for a term of not less than 20 years, of £50 annual value. 3. Copyhold of JCIO annual value, 4. Occupiers of land, or building and land under one landlord, subject to a bona fide rent of JE:50 a-year. In the first class, the owner of a 40s. freehold for ever must have been in possession from the 31st of January of the present year; and the same in case the owner of leasehold for lives of 40s. a-year, provided he be himself in the oc. cupation of the property. If the owner of the Jease for lives do not occupy, the property must be of the annual value of £ 10. In the second class, the owner must have been in possession from the 31st of July, 1844. And in the third class, the occupation must also be from the 31st of July, 1844. Take care that the claims are made out in proper form, and served in due time. It is most con- venient to use printed forms of notice; and these should be filled up with the greatest care, the following particulars being closely attended to:—The name of the claimant to be written at full length. The place of the claimant's abode (not the place where his business only is carried on). The nature of the qualification must be correctly described in the third column, Any misdescription here will be fatal, it the vote should be objected to. Leasehold or copyhold must not be described as freehold, or freehold as leasehold. The situation of the qualification must also be accurately given as required in the fourth column. In cases of successive occupation, (as, for instanoe, where the voter has removed from one farm to another Bince the 31st of July last), each set of premises must be set forth in the claim. A correct copy of each claim must be kept, and the claim and the copy mu»t each bt ligoed by the claimant bitaielf. It is supposed that no fewer that 25,000 persons went from Dublin to Kingstown to gaze at the Great Britain Steam Ship on Sunday week. A woman's dress was set on fire the other day, on the Greenock Railway, by a live coal which flew from the engine into a third-class carriage. The gown was nearly destroyed before a man could put out the flamos. ACCELERATION OF TIlE NORTHERN MAILS. —A general acceleration of the mails over the whole Northen district will take place to-morrow. On the 6th July some further alteration to the same purpose will come into operation. In reply to our inquiries, we find that none of the proposed alterations will interfere with the exist- ing arrangements as to arrivals and departures at the Liverpool Post Office.—Liverpool Albion. The first monthly mail to china direct by the overland route was despatched on Tuesday week. It will be con- veyed to Ceylon by the oriental Steam Company's vessel carrying the calcutta mails; and at Ceylon will be trans- ferred to one of the same Company's vessels forming the branch-line between Ceylon and Hong-kong, touching at Penang and Singapore. By this arrangement, Hong- kong is brought within forty-eight days'post of London. To celebrate the event, the Directors of the Oriental Steam Navigation Company gave an entertainment to Sir Henry Pottinger, on saturday.

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