FATAL ACCIDENT BY DROWNING —On Saturday week, Tidier belonging to the 84th Regiment of Foot, of the of Kelly, lost his life whilst bathing in East ^Uuion Pill, near Pembroke Dock. He was a fine j0|,ng man, and bore a good character in the company bi, t",bich he belonged. An inquest was held on the body, ..Stable verdict was returned, and he was interred in e military cemetery. 1 HYDRAULIC PEESS.—Another large and powerful Wraulio press has been erected in the Dock-yard for the v^P08e of bending the armour-plates for the iron-cased /hps building in the yard. It is of much greaterstrength g power than the one previously erected by the same y111, Messrs Westwood and Baillie, engineers, London ■*ard, Isle of Dogs, Poplar. Last week the press was Pit to work, and tested to the enormous pressure of 1847 tOQg. J CRICKST.—Officers of Pembroke Garrison v. Swansea *jieven.—This match, which was losked forward to with interest, was played on Wednesday and Qursday, on the ground of the latter, when Swansea with 9 majority of 186. The fielding and bowling of Rumsey and Smith for the Garrison, and the .ipg of Bancroft, the bowling of fj. Hore, and ^Pecially the fielding and batting of Mr C. W. James for fonansea' were UD'ver8a|ly admired and applauded. The *°wing is the score:— SWANSEA. „ First Innings. Second Innings. (j* *»oma8, b Smith 10 b Rowley 4 J11' Horn fray, c Rumsey, b 10 b Rumsey 7 fi'trQcroft, b Rowley. 9 b Rumsey 98 C'tS0re» c Smith b Rowley. 6 b Smith 4 y*- James, b Smith 6 c and b Smith 34 V"- Hadland/c Ramsey, b Cwle? 2 b Smith 12 ty*hurstettumseyb Rowley 8 not out 11 fl.'j>?0t,ndy. b* Rumsey 21 b Smith 8 filf^hards, c and b Rutnsey 0 1b w, b Rumsey. 9 fl S"oft, jun., not out 10 c and b Smith 2 tfl.x^arn» 1 b w, b Smith 2 b Rumsey 8 l b 1, w b 5 12 Byes 4, wides 11. 15 T«tal 96 Total GARRISON. First Innings. Second Innings. C **nel!, lhw.b James 1 b C. W. James 4 SSer„r°v'e' h Hore 0 c Bancroft,bCWJames2 Jteant Rowley, R.A., c 1} b Hore 9 c and b C. W. James 0 tuJ/ fdgewood, c & b James 1 c and b C. W. James 4 ^itzroy, not out 20 b C. W. James 10 a'utnsey, bC. W.James 9 b G. W. James 9 oroith, c Bancroft, b Sre • 4eC.W.James,bHomfray 7 l Tufnell, c Had land, b ^0i<I?esV 0 run out 6 Hore 0 not out 15 wthwgite, b Hore 0 b Bancroft 1 j^nderson, c Richards, b aJJcroft 3 run out 1 r tfyes, 2, leg byes, 8 5 Byes 3, wides 8 11 4^-r 52 Total 70 Q 13 °(the howling: Swansea: Hore. total balls, 60, haji 7 overs 10, wickets 5; C. W. James, total loki runs 26, maiden- overs 3, wickets 4; Richards, 8, runs 10; Bancroft, total balls 6 runs 2, hin ~~The Garrison ;-rR-umsey, total balls 92, wides jjj- ns 30, maiden overs M),;wickets 2; Smith, total balls ~2, maiden overs 16, wickets 4; Rowley, total runs maIden overs 8, wickets 4.—Wednesday to n8 the company, numbering about thirty, sat down dinner at, the St George's Hbtel, near the '^in Had'and presided, and a very pleasant "Was spent. The dinner was well prepared, and ed:sreat credit on the; hostess, Miss Bradford.!
^OCKYARDS AND STEAM FACTORIES, t^^turn, moved for by Mr Stansfield, and ordered by %nU!e of Commons to be printed,"contains a variety ^.d„,rtant information, having reference-to the cost of r^s an^ steam factories, The following is an i tt)e account8> are f°r the year 1861-62. JSroi ?»of expenditure are for materials, labour, and ^4 ii0«ePtfordi88et^own at £ 27>141 3s. lOd: Wool- *"3,802 19s. 9d.; Chatham, £ 405,275 13s. S^d • NPOH 8S^-62,539 18s'' Portsmouth, £ 124,885 16s De- M '>268,454 7s. 5d; Pembroke, £ 21,050 10s. 5d; IK^43.453'8S K)|d. Out of this materials cost Sdit,,7 6„8 I0d labour, £ 173,591 9s 5|d general ex- ? ^7o°/fV4^,597 14s 2§d. The deduction of 10 per cent v ^lea 8 1^e creditor sideshows value for factured and repiired, J965,888 14s 8M; JH, ^turned into store, £ 24,707 19s lMd jHs S 01) hand, £ 52,856 14s 3d. The de- hf» ir e expenditure are sent forth under the Hte. fk9 T»lue foe materials and labour, in- lirrj unlijtfi -af. 1 (L.per cfint.j.,vMA8t^hmises, hawa 4d boat-houses, £ 17,542 13s lOfd cap- j&*V\066 I4e 7|d; joiners' .shops, £ 14,110 <8W '.<.pIuBlber8 ah°PB' ^3,973 12s 2|-d wbeel- £ 1,595 19s 7^d; millwrights' shops, S^9iV1Ji,r0p^ £ 337,945 17s ldw; sail Idfts*, <1,^45 2« i 0 jF .!?• » rigging-houses, ^2 Si iii» paint mill, 10a; metal milk and foundry, £ i47,lia, 1711 llfd; cement, mill, £ 462 15s 11V1 blockmak^rs' shops. £ 21,622 2s 7Jd; trenail houses X4,326 19a 6!J j' oarinakers' shops, £ 6,912 2s O!d; caulkers' and pitch heaters' shops,, £ 7,553 0s turners' shops, £ 1.416 5s Id; locksmiths', rintnens', ar^d bra*iers' shops, iEI,613 4s iO4d foundries, £ 5,728 89 Old hosetnaker: shops £ 8.856 13s 5d; pair.tei-s' shops, £5,448; condensers' shop, £9,993 3s. 4d pump house, £ 585 6s 3d; fire- engine shop, X128 13s. 2 £ d-; anchors, stocks, &c., d6461 18s. Ind; mooring buoys, £ '606 16s. 2fd; blocks, paving, £99918slld; smitheries, X 141,099 11 21zd; steam hammer shops, £39,66028. A report of the Accountant- General of the Navy, which accompanies the return, states that, in order to enable a comparison to be made between the cost of articles as manufactured at her Majesty's naval establishments, and that at the revised rate book price, he proposes in future balance-sheets to introduce the two prices, and strike a balance between them.
DOCKYARD APPRENTICES. 1 In the House of Commons on Tuesday week, Sir A. Btiller asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether in the indentures of apprenticeship entered into by apprentices in the dockyard of Devonpoit there was not a covenant on the part of her Majesty that 'every apprentice duly observing, performing, and keeping all the.covenants and agreements on his part thereinbefore contained, shall be properly taught and instructed in his said art oroccupation so as to qualify him (if he shall duly serve his apprenticeship) to he regularly entered and employed in one of her Majesty's yards;' whether the construction uniformly put upon this covenant up to last May bad not been that the apprentice should, on the completion of his apprenticeship be placed on the the establishment; whether an order was not issued by the Admiralty in May last, 'that no apprentice on the completion of his apprenticeship shall be placed on the establishment (as has hitherto been the case);' and whether it was just and ffiir that that order should be made applicable to apprentices who entered into their indentures upon the faith of the then accepted interpre- tation of the above-mentioned covenant. Lord C. Paget said that in the year 1859, when her Majesty's government came into office, they found there was an order in council establishing a certain number of artificers in her Majesty's dockyards. That order laid down the number of those artificers at 9621, but the actual number in the dockyards at the time was 10,860. One of the first objects of the Board of Admiralty was to reduce the establishment to the number required by the order in council; and for the purpose of accomplishing that object they arranged that whenever a vacancy ) occurred they should appoint instead of an established I man a hired man, the latter not being entitled to a super- anhuation allowance. But they still found that they could not practically effect any reduction in the establish- ment so long as the practice which had been introduced a, few years previously of placing apprentices out of their time at once on the establishment whether there were vacancies or not, should continue in force; and they therefore decided that apprentices out of their time should be employed as hired men, and that they should only be placed on the establishment when vacancies occurred. His hon, friend seemed to assume that in adoptmg that resolution they were breaking faith with the appentices. But that was not the case; and the practice of placing I apprentices on the establishment whether there were vacancies or not was of recent origin. He had further to observe that the apprentices in her Majesty's dockyards were placed in a very favourable position. From the day tbey entered the yard they were paid and taught their business at the public expense, and that was an advantage which apprentices did not enjoy in private yards. He should even say that he doubted wtiether they were not treated with undue favour, and whether it was quite fair that they should receive the preference given them over hired men.
OPENING OF THE MECHANICS' INSTITUTE AT PEMBROKE DOCK. On Saturday evening week, the now Mechanics' Inati-1 tute, which has been erected in Diamond-s reet, by public subscription, at a cost of between L700 and £ 800, was formally opened in the presence of a large number of the members. The President, J. 1. Fincham, Esq, occupied the chair, and called upon the Rev. Josephus Williams, who, after reading a suitable portion of scriptures, offered up an earnest and eloquent prayer for the success of the insti- tute in a social and religious aspect. The Chairman, in bis inaugural address, enumerated several ladies and gentlemen who had contributed, both by their time and money, so much towards the funds, particularly alluding to Sir Hugh O wen, M.P., Admiral and Mrs Ramsay, and Thomas Aleyrick, Esq, who had granted a long lease of the building site at a nominal charge, besides a very handsome donation and the ladies who carried the bazaar to so successful au issue as to place the sum of nearly £ 200 in the hands of the Treasurer. He next proceeded to pass a well-deserved encomium on the talent displayed by Mr Ladd, who had gratuitously drawn the plans, and carefully superintended theerection of the building, thereby effecting a great saving to the funds; to the builders, for the very satisfactory manner in which they had performed their contract; and to the building committee for the time and attention they had devoted to the whole affair, He then, in accordance with the programme of the ceremony, called upon Edgecomb Chevallier, Esq, who stated that it had been his lot after a protracted sojourn in a distant country to return to this town. He assisted as far as lay in his power, many years ago, in establishing the Pembroke Dock Institute, at that time a very humble affair he was proud to see several of those who were connected with it then, still doing their utmost to promote its welfare he enlarged upon the great privileges arising from scientific^ mathematical, historical, and other works by the best authors being pieced within the reach of the thinking artizan, and of the necessity which existed for every man to have a change of employment. Those who spend their days in manual labour, as the majority of these present did, require an evening of mental occupa- tioiv whilst men of sedentary habits, the author, the politician, and the man of science, find their pleasure and relaxation often times in the excitement of the chase, in atbletia sports, or pedestrian tours. He characterised the lighter readings which were here provided, such as those of Dickens, Thackeray, and others of our living authors, as moat instructive and amusing, in some of tho most humourous of which individuals were sketched, which would, so long as the Anglo-Saxon tonguo pre- vailed, remain types of character, as in the case of Sam Waller, Micawber, with many others, and often; too, in theirtruthful delineation we could detect our own por- traits. Mr Chevallier concluded an excellent speech by strongly urging the introduction of lectures as being calculated to afford a great deal of useful information, which might not otherwise come under the notice of many. He then resumed his seat amid much applause. The Rev. Joeephus Evans, who made some very happy allusions in his remarks on the search of knowledge. pointed out the boundless range of study, showing, that the deeper tIle researoh the greater became the scope in science and in literature. He compared study to digging in a mine, when at the greatest depth the richest treasures were discuvercd, remarking that the mines of California aad Australia might be exhausted, the mighty Nile, from its recently found source to its windest range, might bsv dried np, natione might perish from the face of the earth, but the treasures of seience could never be- exhausted, and the fountains of knowledge could not be dried tip', The rev. gentleman earnestly exhorted the jrieitib^ts of t&6 Institute, and the officers 'connected' therewith, to shun all sectarian or party views, and to allow no difference of opinion to interfere with the great object at which all should aim, viz, the spread of educa- tion, and the acquisition of useful aad Christian know- ledge. Mr Allen Long, vice-president, was next called upon, and lie stated that he had eOine there not in the hope of telling them anything which they did not already kuow, but in virtue of his office, to show that lie took a deep and sincere interest in the progress of the Institute; lie waa proud, and justly sd, of the noble edifice they were now met to inaugurate'; he wis proud to know that this building had not been erected by the ostentatious hand of wealth, bat owed Ita origin, and he might almost hand of completion, to the energy of those who, passing their days in toil, werfrdesirous of devoting their evenings to the acquisition of knowledge. It titood a monument of the progressive tendencies of the people of Pembroke Do-le. for whatever inigh £ be the future ot the town, whether the noble haven by the side of which it had sprung up was destined to be opened to the commerce of the wof& wbetbertbe Government yard waa to be en- larged and become more important than at fyr, sent. or whether through increased railway ftecommod-ition. the resources of the county might be developed, and the town greatly increased, one thing was very certain, that the spirit which actuated those who now ealled this building their own, would render retrogression impossible. The speaker drew an interesting comparison between the recent passive heroism displayed in the North during the cotton famine, and the state of affairs nearly half a cen- tury ago, when the Nottingham riots caused such terror throughout the country, attributing the vast change to the improved education of the operatives, which had been in a great measure brought about by Mechanics' Insti- tutes, which flourised more in the North of England than in any other part of the kingdom. He hoped, with Mr Chevallier, that lectures would be established, and if delivered by various members of the Institute, bethought they would be highly beneficial,—Mr Long was loudly cheered during the delivery of his address, as well as at its conclusion. The Rev. M. Proctor, of her Majesty's Dockyard, ex pressed the great pleasure he had iu finding that the building had been so religiously inaugurated, and his wish was that the Institute might 'flourish and confer a lasting benefit on the community but his conscientious scruples compelled him to say that he should not feel faithful to his ministry unless he raised his voice against the opinions of Mr Chcvallier in reference to light read- ing, which he thought had very pernicious tendencies. For his own part he had never read the works alluded to, and he never would read them, but he had occasionally looked into them to see what they were like, and was more than ever convinced that they were productive of ill instead of good. The remarks of the rev. gentleman afforded some amusement, and he was listened to with much good humour, but it was evident there were but few present who shared his opinions. A vote of thanks to the Chairman closed the proceed- ings, which had throughout been very satisfactory.
MILFOKD. MILFORD RAILWAY—A trial trip with an engine has been made this day (Thursday) on the line between Johnston and Milford and notice, we are informed, has been given to the Government Inspector that the line will be ready for inspection in the first week of next month
N ARB E R T H. NARBERTH PETTY SESSIONS were held on the 23rd inst., before the Rev It. Buekby, G. R. G. Rees, James James, and B. T. William, E^q.—W. Bamford, supervisor, v. Levi Edwards, of Narberth, publican, for not making an entry of malt brewed. The defendant was nned.650, which which was afterwards mitigated to C2 10s.—:—P.C. Royle v. Morris Thomas, for driving without reins. He was fined 2s. 6d. and 9s. 6d. costs. P.C. James Rees v. William Davies, for stealing 1 cwt. of culm, the property of Mr Joseph Cadman. Mr T. Lewis appeared tor the prosecu- tion, and Mr Lascelles for the defendant. The defendant was committed for trial at the next Quarter Sessions, but admitted to bail-himself in £50, and two sureties o eacli.
FISHGUARD, JBONCATII DISTRICT HIGHWAY BOARD.-An ordinary meeting was held at the Boncath Inn on Tuesday, the 14th instant. Members present, the Rev,. D. Evanp. vice chairman; Walter D. Jones, Esq., M.D., Glancych Ma- jor Lewis, Clynfiew; A. S. Davies, Esq., Pentre; David Davies. Esq., Castle Green, Cardigan; —— Bransley, Esq., Pantsaison: ex-officioguardians-Asa J. Evans, Esq.. solicitor, Cardigan John E. Rees, Esq., Berthlwyd; Messrs Thomas Rees, of Boncath. D. Morgan; of Morfa. William Williams, of Minaiau, William Phillips, of Ty- rhys, Stephen Davies, of Tyddyn, Thomas Williams, of Penalltddu, Benjamin Davies, of Dyffryn, and the Rev. J. Jones, of Penygroes, ejected guardians. In the absence of the chairman, John Colby, Esq., of Fynone, the Rev. D. Evans, Rector of Kilgierran, the vice chair- man, presided. The quarierly accounts of receipts and expenditure were examined and allowed. The general business concerning the maintenance and repairs of the roads within the district came under discussion. After auditing the fifth parish's accounts, as usual, it was moved by Asa J. Evani, Esq., and seconded by Dr. Jones, 'That a fence wall should be erected and built at Troed- y-rhiw, on the Cardigan road, in the parish. of. Saint Dogmells, and that a committee of three guardians meet the surveyor to co-operate with him in the plan of the building.' The motion was carried, and the surveyor was directed to fix the earliest convenience to meet. The guardians appointed were Asa J. Evans, Esq., John E. Rees, Esq., and one of the guardians of Saint Dogmells. It was moved by —— Bransley, Esq., and seconded by Mr Williams, of Minaiati, one of the guardians of the parish, That the surveyor by ordered to repair a certain road leading from Pwll Cam to Waunwyod, in the parish of Saint Dogmella.' A strongly worded resolution, which had been passed by the vestry of Saint Dogqiells, was then read by the chairman, the purport of which was, 'That the parishioners were of opinion that the road in question was not a highway, and that thepahsh never had, and was not liable to repair it., A long diseussiott ensued, which was shared in by the two guardians of the parish of Saint Dcgiiiells, one on each side of the ques- tion. It appears that the road in question leads from the sea shore through the centre of the parish, and crosses a highway leading from Saint Dogmells to Moelgrove, at present repaired by the parish, and has at each end a public terminus, both at present repaired by the parish. The owner of the fee had aliowed the public to pass with carts, &c., without hindrance or obstruction, or indica- tions of his dissent, time out of mind. The chairman said it was formerly held that, where there was no evidence that the parish bad acquiesced in the dedication of a road to the public, it was not a public road which the parish was bound to repair; but the contrary was now held. Therefore, the inhabitants of a parish are. bound by law to repair all within it dedicated to and used used by the public, although there be no adoption of such roads by the parish. A gate kept across a way is not conclusive that it is not a public way, as the way may have been granted to the public with the reservation ot the right of keeping agate across it to prevent cattle straying. The inhabitants of a parish aro prima facie and of common right bound to repair all highways lying within it, unless by prescription or otherwise, they can throw the hurthen upon particular persons. Asa J. Evans, Esq suggested that it would be advisable to the board not to exert their power of granting ah order to the surveyor to, repair the road in question, as theresololion of the vestry was so strongly worded a« to their not being liableto the re- pairs, and he was of opinion that it would be advisable for Mr Bransley to withdraw his motion, and try the "case in a court of justice. The motioo was withdrawn before dividing the meeting. The surveyor then requested the complainant, in case further proceedings be taken, that he be served with the summons early in' the raotitli, that he may be in better position to convene a. vestry for the purpose of taking the sense of the parish in the matter; to which the complainant agreed. The board was adjourned to the 27th day of October next.-i
CARMAET H E N S HI E E. EAKLY HARVEST.—A field of superior oats waa reaped the other day belonging to tho tlanetly Copper works Company. It is an instance of early, har.fe3franda.g0pd: crop was housed in. a superior manner. EXTRAORDINARY OATS,1— Mr George Barnes, of Talf- llyn, Llangenneob, has some white oats (suppOsfed to be Polish) growing, which have stalks 6' feet high and 2 inches in the girth the leaves atfe ff inch broad there are about 23 branches on each stem, witb'a average of 10 grains on each making 300-grains to each stalk.' When ripe they are-supposed to Weigh 44 to 45'lbs'per biishel as the corn is short and plump.! MELANCHOLY AND FATAL ACCIDENT.—How frequently the most serious consequences result frdm little actaof carelessness and thoughtlessness was exemplified by a most melancholy accideht at Blaenlliedi fartti, ILlahelly, last week. One of the workmen left a large hayfork (the prongs being twenty indhes'long) with t|»e prongs Upwards against the rick, and a farmer, Mr John Bo wen* who had just completd the top of the rick 'was in the aijt of sliding down, Wheti he came in contact with the fork which entered his. body in two places. He fell heavily on a heap of stones bruising his head Wly. He lingered in great agony till Monday when death put an end to his sufferings. Deteased, was an honest Md up. fight man, and highly respected by a large circle of friends. < FATAL ACCIDENT AT LAUGKARNK. — A gentleman named Scurlock, a proctur in Doctor's Commons, aged 78 years, who had recently been staying at Laugharne, met his death under the following melancholy circum- stances On Monday week, Mr Scurlock went for a walk with a young lady, his ward, on the cliff, and when at the end near Bennett's house, he tried to descend to the beach by a narrow path leading in that direction his foot slipped, and he fell against a gate, which being rotten, gave way, and the unfortunate gentleman was precipitated over the cliff and fell upon a heap of stones, some fifty feet below. He was found to have sustained severe injury about the head and the face, and was im- mediately conveyed to his lodgings, where he lingered until Tuesday morning, when death put an end to his sufferings. It seems that Mr Scurlock, who was born at Bleadcorse, Llanginning, intended retireing to Laugharne to end his days.
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. TIIE HEALTH OF LOHD CLYDE.—The report received from Chatham on Friday was of a more favourable cha- racter, the noble lord having passed a good night. He was well enough to converse freely with General Eyre, at whose residence he is staying, on the subject of the volunteer review on Thursday, on Chatham lines. Her Majesty has sent several telegraphic messages inquiring about the health of the noble lord. TIIK PERFORMING I FF,,NIALE BLONDINS.'—The depu- tation from the township commissioners, consisting of Messrs Edridge, Beard, and Wells, appeared before the bench at Bilston, on Friday morning, with a view ot consulting the magistrates as to devising some measures to prevent the performances of the Female Blondins' advertised to take place. Mr Edridge handed to tho bench a bill, which bad been extensively circulated throughout the town. The bill was read by Mr Perry, and it stated that two temale Blondins would ascend a rope fifty feet high one of them would start from either end; they would meet in the middle, where one of them would vault over the other's head and alight again upon the rope. Since the commissioners'meeting, which oc- curred on Wednesday last, the proprietors of the circus, in connection with which this performance was to take place, had seen the deputation, and explained that nothing of the kind would occur as stated in the. bills. In con- sequence of that assurance no steps were necessary in the matter, and they appeared before the magistrates, simply fulfilling the duties Imposed upon them by the board. At the same time they would be glad to hear an expression of opinion on the part of the magistrates. Mr perry, after consulting his brother magistrates, said they had much pleasure in receiving the deputation from the town commissioners; but they clearly had no Isgal power to interfere in the matter. The only assistance that could be given to them was an expression of disapprobation that such performances should take place. If persons who had grounds to let for entertainment would always stipu- late that such things would not be permitted, and also if the public would stay at home and not witness them, there would at once be an end put to all such disgraceful procedures. The deputation then withdrew. ROBBING A MASTER OF NINE GOLD WATCHES —AN I assistant, named William Timms, in the employ of Messrs James and Williams, druggists, Bute Street, Cardiff, absconded on Thursday evening, after committing a series of robberies on his employers and several other tradesmen of the town. It appears that the above firm have for some time carried on a branch establishment in Saint Mary Streat, and Timms was engaged in taking the cash and selling the articles at the t- I io. On Thursday he made off from the plac;, i^Lin^ with him £20, the property of his employers, who, it is said, know not the loss they have sustained by the dishonesty of the absconder. In addition to this, the fellow had actually succeeded in obtaining no less than nine gold watches from the different jewellers in Cardiff The numbers of the watches are said to be as follows9,16;, 9,388. 11,608, 12,278, 13,145, 13,352, 14,469,24,737, and 25,957, beside a large number of gold chains, guards, rings, &c.; he also decamped with shoes, clothes, &c., and borrowed money from other parties, and he some- how got possession of a clieque-book from the West of England Bank. A number of tradesmen have been vic- timised, and a reward of £10 has been offered for the apprehension of the fugitive. He is said to be twenty- five years of age (although he looks much older), five feet four inches high, sharp features, small whiskers, and dark moustache, thin dark hair, bald on the top of his head, dressed in a new suit of dark corded tweed mixed a little white. He was always dressed very respectably, and thus his appearance hi a great measure accounts for the suc- cess he met with in obtaining so much valuabie property from the different tradespeople. Up to Saturday night no clue had been obtained to lead to the appiehension of the offender. MUftDElt OF A WIFE BY HER HUSBAND —At South- ward, on Friday, Joseph Howes, a middlf,aged man, was placed at the bar before Mr Combe, for final examination, charged with wilfully murdering Sarah llowe3, his wife, by knocking her down and other violence.—Mr L. Lewis, of the firm of Lewis and Lewis, appeared for the prisoner. -In addition to the evidence given last week, Mr Coppen, surgeon, 17, Mount-street, Lambeth, said that between nine and ten o'clock on Thursday night, the 16th instant, he was called to Xo. 8t, Upper Ground-street, Blackfriars- road, where the prisoner and his tamily resided. He was ushered into the b tck room on the second floor, where he saw a female lying oil a flock-bed. She was dead, but still warii. He made a superficial examination at the time, and found her face and neck covered with blood, and a large wound on the left temple. There was another slight one on the side near the right ear, and several bruises about the neck and body. By direction of the coroner be made a post mortem examination, and ascer- tained that death was caused from extravasation of blood between the membranes of the brain. The injuries ap- peared to have been caused by blows and falls.—Mr Lewis: Could not the whole of the wounds, and bruises have been caused by falling about, especially on the fender and fireplace?-Mr Coppen: I think nut; but some of them might have been caused by falling on a projecting hard substance, such as falling on the edge of the grate.— Mr Combe: Did you observe any blond about the grate ? — Mr Coppen: No, sir, Neither could I see any blood about. On examination of the deceased I think she must have been under the influence of drink. The brain shows that she was not a woman of sober habits.—Mr Combe: Might not the brain have been ao affected by other causes? —Mr Coppen: I think not. From my experience I think that- the brain was affdeted by drunkenness.—Jane Chat- field said she lodged with her husband in the front room of the same floor, and the deceased had been in her room nearly all day. Between seven and eight in the evening the deceased again came into her room \vith her three Children and washed them. The prisoner was at that time in bed and asleep. About an hour after she left ner time in bed and asleep. About an hour after she left ner room with her youngest child, nine months old, at the breast, taking with her a chair. Sne then sat near the fireplace in her own room, and immediately afterwards witntss beprd them quarrelling. She heard something like a biow and a fall, and then loud screaming. Witness like a blow and a fall, and then loud screaming. Witness went, to her door, and looked into the prisoner's room When she saw the deceased lying on the floor, with her sbodlders across the fender. As she was lying there she saw Hie prisoner aim several blows at her, but she could not see whether he struck her. Hearing more screaming she rushed to the door, and endeavoured to pass into the room, when the prisoner met her, and making use of bad language pushed her out and shut the door in her face. The deceased immediately afterwards screamed out Murder f when Witness called out.to the prisoner, Do n.o.t n¡uld¡;¡f your wife, because she had a rittle drink.' |icaring .mop? screaming witoess went down stairs for f assistance, arid on her return she met the prisoner on the atai's going out.. She pptered his roo, n, and saw thfr d'ecea>ed. lyiog on the floor in a pool oT'blood. She ap- peared t6 be dead, and she lifted her into the bed and I. remainetl in the room until the doctor came.—In cross- examination witness siaid that she did not think the deceased was under the influence of liquor. She did not recollect saying that both were notsober—John Mansfield 70 L »sfeid he was called into the house on the night in question, and foujad the woman dead. The prisoner was not there, but about ten o'clook lie found Liin concealed in a shed at the back of the Windmill public-house, Upper Ground-street. Witness told him he was charged with murdering his wife, and cautioned him not to say anything unless he liked. He replied, 4 God bless her; I would not hurt a hair of her head I love her too well.' lie fidded;tliat his wife had drunk half a pint of whisky off at a draught that nigat, and he went out to have a pint of beer. On his return horoe^ his biggest girl told him that her mother wastlying downandcoald not sj eak. Witness then took him to the station-house, and he was charged with the murder of his wife.—Mr Lewis having addressed his worship, contending that the deceased met her death.;by falling about in a state of drunkenness, Mr Combe fully committed the prisoner ic* trus.: for th« vrilfol tnurhT ot !ua wif".
Two men rushed; into thfi water, but they Afr.iiJ oi' Uitf mare, which was swimming about unci ^igiug. A boat, manned by five inch, eventually up the deceased, who must then have been in the 'Wer nearly an hour. The deceased had sunk when the oame up in the boat, and }hey could not find hita.— Garland, of Plymouth, sworn :—Las\, evening ) 'W'" bathing on the sands, and when I was returning I ft man in the water who was evidently siuking. I the deceased's head and hands above water once or Wee, A horse was swimming round him. No person -deified willing to swim up to his assistance. 1 could not i8\Vill1 or I would have tried my utmost. We were obliged SO some distance up on the road for a boat, and after to get a horse to haul the bott down to the water. We found the body of the deceased in about six feet of .IVater. He was quite dead.—Mr James Griffith Hall, 8ttrgeon, sworn :—Tbe deceased was my servant, and last Evening Mr Easery, surgeon, caf\je to me and said that Uly servant had been drowned. 1 came down immediately and saw the men in the boat, and after I had remained on sands for about half an hour i saw them pick up the and I had it conveyed to the Traveller's Rest. I followed, but I knew the deceased was quite dead from 'Ihe length of time lie was in the water.—This was the •*hp]e of the evidence given, and the Jury, without hesi- tation, returned a verdict of 'Accidental Death;' but ."tey appended to their verdict a request that a boat '^Oald always be kept afloat during bathing hours, Nieving if such had been the case, the life, not only of •W deceased, but of the man Tucker would have been •ived. [The deceased was a most obliging and faithful ^Tant, and much and deservedly esteemed by his late taaPloyer, Mr Hall, lie was also known and much fespected by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, and his melancholy and untimely death is much de P10ted.] SAUNDERSFOOT. ARRIVALS.—Ruby, Libby, Exeter, ballast; Rutb, Parry Cardigan, ballast; Antelope, Codd, Wexford, ballast Harries, Fishguard, ballast; Prudence Eliza, Pr'fflths, Stackpole, ballast; Carleon, Rees, Milford, J^Hast; Mary, Davies, Cardigan, ballast; Peace, Copsey, ^Chester, ballast; Ellen Gwenilian, Beddoe, Bristol, 8«ndry goods; Emma, Cox, Barlough, ballast; Victory, ^eanett, Tenby, ballast; Love, Bryant, Bridgcwater, 8«!indry goods j Agnes, Smith, Plymouth, ballast; Ann, r^ore, Fareham, ballast; Wave, Adams Shonjham, ballast; Favourite, Beale, Chichester, ballast; Grace and Murtagb, Dublin, ballast; Draper, Gammagi', iPswich, ballast; Eliza, Griffiths, Milford, ballast; flizabeth and Ann, Perkins, Porloek, ballast; Marie p°Qise, Carty, Wexford, ballast Elizabeth, Berry, Por:- IfM, ballast; Cater, Best, Ipswich, bnllast; Rose, May, ^ansea, ballast; David, Yarmouth, ballast. failed.—Myrtle, Lewis, Port Talbot, ballast; Enterpr ze, p^otuas, Gloucester, coals Hero, Owen, London, coal; ifonation. Cook, Weymouth, coal and culm; Mary, ivavey, Barlough, culm Ruby, Libby, Sidmouth, coals; Util, Parry, Cardigan, culm Antelope, Codd, Wexford, ff*l; Jane, Harries, Fishguard, culm Prudence, Eliza, ^ffflths, Buckspool, culm; Mary, Davies, Cardigan, ??ln.; Peace, Copsey, Langstotie, coal; Ellen Gwenilian, pddoe, Bristol, sundries Emma, Cox, Barlough, culm ^e^Bryant, Bridgwater, culm.