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Vale of Neath Railway.

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Notice is hereby given,


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enteral itttsscrUanj). DREADFUL ACCIDENT.—Wednesday morning, between ten and eleven o'clock, as William Hudson, the porter belonging to the Upper Arcade, Bristol, was cleaning some windows in a house at the back of the Arcade, overlooking Jarman's Court, he missed his footing, and fell upon some iron spikes below, which entering his chest, literally impaled him. He was speedily released and conveyed to the infirmary, but was dead before he got there, in fact, an instantaneous death must have been the result of the dreadful injuries inflicted. The de- ceased was a quiet, chil man, much respected in the neighbourhood. AN OWNER, OR CONSIGNEE WANTEO.—A letter from Stormness, dated October 24th, and posted in the under- writers' room, announces that on the 23rd inst. a vessel having on board logs, apparently from Norway, and in- tended for railway sleepers, had been wrecked at Birsay, about twelve miles from Stormness, and that about 700 of the logs had been recovered. The Vessel was from Memel, and a plank containing part of her name had been discovered: the deciphered letters were "—ane Bertha." The writer expresses a wish that the facta should be noticed in the newspapers, so that the owner or consignee may become aware of them. THE RBCOSCILIATION.—It will be fresh in the public recollection that in 1840 the warlike preparations and demonstrations of M. Thiers, then Prime Minister of France, had very nearly caused a serious rupture between that country and England. This state of affairs must have been very embarrassing to Lord Palmerston, at that time Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and it was only by the firmness of Louis Philippe, who cashiered his belligerent adviser, that the dreadful alternative of bloodshed was averted. Upon the recent occasion of his visit to this country, M. Thiers was closeted with Lord Palmerston, and it is understood that the two have en- tered upon a new entente cordiale, by the covenants of which each in his respective place in the legislative bo- dies, is to carry on the opposition to government 1 Much has been said about Tory consistency-we conclude that this incident will be brought forward as an instance of improved integrity and patriotism. A rich scene occurred in Dublin on Saturday, upon the occasion of a public meeting respecting a due supply of food for the people. Admiral Oliver proposed that the Repeal Fund should be applied to the use of the poor, and was immediately assailed with cries of order," "sii.une," &c. &c. Mr. O'Connell asked how much the Admiral had subscribed to the fund, and said that wii t- ever he had given should be returned to him. The Admiral made no reply, and the clamour that ensued. and the interference of the Lord Mavor, as eliair- man, who said that the matter was irrelevant, prevented the proposition from being formally put. The Admiral said that he was (figuratively) knocked down, and he should fire no more broadsides. A committee was ap- pointed, and several resolutions for taxing absentees, &c., were passed. The Admiral's view of the suhjt ct, how- ever, was the right one. MURDER OF A GENTLEMAN IN IRELAND.—Accounts have been received of the assassination of Patrick Clarke, Esq., of Mountjoy-square, Dublin, and of Soutl^ill, Nenagh, at the latter [dace on Ftiduy, in the opeirxlay, and near his own hall door. Thus has the blood-stained county of Tipperary added another to its appalling list of crimes. It appears that Mr. Clarke was riding round !iis own demesne, and had been visiting masons and other Illell who were at work for him, and when on his return to the house, about two o'clock, two men ap- proached him uehind a ditch and shot him through the head'.—the ball and slugs entering the very centre of the forehead, scattering his brains in all directions. One of" the women servants was in front of the house and saw the riderless horse at the gate, when, search being made, 'he lifeless body of the lamented gentleman was dis- covered in a pool of blood. Mr. Clarke, who was ahtiut 55 years of age, was highly esteemed by all who kaieAV him, as a kind, affable, and c urteous man,-giving ex- tensive employment, and making improvements under his own personal inspection. This daring act was com- mitted, as we learn, at two o'clock in the day, in a popu. ious district, where in every field around men weifc engaged in labour, 1