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TItE, QUEEN OF MADAGASCAR AND THE MISSIONARIES. A letter from the Rev. William Ellis, published in the Missionary Magazine, gives an account of an interview which he had had with the Queen. He represented to her Majesty the state and prospects of missionary work, the interest taken in it hy Christians in Englanti; ibc projected erection of the memorial churches, the expected arrival of four additional missionaries and their wires, and so forth The Queen said she was plad they were coming; there was no change in regard to the teaching and worehip of the Christians, and when the missionaries arrived they would receive the same protection of their persons and property, and the same liberty to prosecute their work all was how enjoyed. The above were the chief subjects on which I wished to give information to the Queen, and more particularly to let the noble and other officers, Christian and heathen, know that we sought no conceal- ment for our prorppdincj Rnd projects, and were prose- cuting our work with the full and public approval of the Queen and the Government. I also added that I bad written to inform our friends in England of the terms of her Majesty's and her Ministers' first message or kabary to the nation, which guaranteed the protection of the Christians, liberty to profess and teach Christianity and observe all its ordinances, which I had no doubt would afford much pleasure, as would also her Majesty's with to maintain the existing friendly relations with England, as arranged by treaty, and with all other nations, adding that I intended, alter what her Majesty had been pleased to say, to write and inform the friends in England- that the expected missionaries would be received with' the same goodwill, and participate in the same advantages as those which the present missionaries enjoyed. The Queen replied that it would be right, if I told them so, as the missionaries would find no difference when they arrived. I shortly afterwards retired with assurances that my communications had been acceptable. The Queen and officers appeared much gratified with the portraits of the Prince and Princess of Wales, which an arrival from England a few days before enabled noe to fbow them,' «■» -» THE ALLEGED MURDER IN WATERFORD. The horrible details of the crime, which there is strong reason to believe was perpetrated in a lonely mountain district in the county Waterford, distant some three miles from Ballymacarbry, are now before the public-at least as they have been given by the young girl, Hennessy, daughter of Thomas Walshe, the supposed murderer, and wife of Pat Hennessy, the grandson of the aged man, Thomas. Connolly, who is missing since Tuesday, the 29th of September. According to the account given by the youthful wife of Hennessy—a girl but 17 years of age, and described as remarkably intelligent—^he was to some extent an eye-witness of the fact, and under a strong sense of horror, she hesitates not, it would appear, to come forward and denounce her own father as con- nected with the atrocious deed. It is now universally believed that the tale unfolded by the daughter of the prisoner, Thomas Walshe, is true in every particular. On Tuesday we visited the locality. In a wild mountain district, some twelve miles from this town, and at a great elevation, stands the wretched cabin lately, occupied by Connolly, and attached the old man had but a single acre of boggy land. There is another cabin close by, and l>e!ow it a good slated house belonging to a farmer named Flynn. Here lived old Connolly, with his grandson, the latter of whom (Pat Hennessy)—as has been heretofore mentioned—married the daughter of a man named Thomas Walshe. This Walshe gave Connolly a sum of £9, in order that he and his wife nufcht be permitted to live in the cabin with the old man and the young couple. They had been constantly quarrelling, and Walshe's wife charged Connolly with assalting her on the shoulder. The case, as has been, was dismissed, but since that time the grandfather could not bear the Walshes In this ktate of disunion they were living when Hennessy left to look for work on the 28th ult. The cabin, we lliboùld mention, contains two rooms. One served the purposes of kitchen, sitting, and bedroom. Light is admitted only through the doorway leading to a yard in front. In this room, on a heap of straw in a recess beside the fire, the old man slept. In another corner, a rude timber fraOrier work served as & Sleeping place for Walshe and his wife. The inner apartment had been occupied by the ybunft couple as a bed-room. A piece of glass, plastered into a hole in the wall and about four inches square, served as a window. The parties in the house on the fatal morning were Thomas Connolly (the murdered man), Thomas Walshe (thealleged murderer), and his daughter Bridget, married to Thomas Connolly's grandson (Patrick Hennessy) since last Shrovetide. Patrick Bennessy was on that day working in Caatlerea. Bridget Hennessy had called Thomas Connolly to his breakfast, and went to the well. On her return she found the door barred oat, and her father desired her to go away for a while. Returning later she saw Thomas Connolly on the floor, and a hatchet near him. Her father was inside, and threatened to treat her in the same way if she made any alarm. He made her subsequently help him to clean away the blood and then.dragged away the body into a turf-house, where he locked it, apparently till he examined the vicinity. He then took the hatchet and a block out of the kitchen, with whjch he locked himself up in the turf-bouse. Bridget Hennessy says she heard the noise of chopping for some-time,, after which, it is said, Walshe brought out the mangled portions of the body in his arms, and buried them in two holes in the garden. At night he took the body out in a sack, and remained about two hours away; and when he returned took out the clothes, He told Bridget Hennessy he had buried the mangled remains in the 'Monnavoher,' a bog, and had jumped on then» till; he had sunk, up to his knees, having taken off his shoes and stockings for the purpose. The, (jlothes he buried in the same place, and hid the keys of Connolly's box. behind a stone hear the cabin. Thesey from the indications since given by Bridget Hennessy, as also some of the clothes, hav? been found, and are in the possession of the authorities; and we learn that when taken up out of the black looking pool, the trousers identified as beionging to the deceased were marked with blood. That night Walshe and Hennessy's wife remained'in the house alone, and the following night Hennessy him- self returned home, and was informed upon inquiry that his grandfather had gone away. It appears that when Hennessy knocked at the door Walshe was sleeping with his daughter. He had left the kitchen, where it is asserted tlie old man was killed, and thrown hithself on the bed in the inside room. Next day Hennessy learched in vain, and then went to inform Constable Giblan, at Ballymacarbry, who employed aU his available men in searching around, but then to no purpose., The body still lies concealed. Bridget Hennessy has' stated since, that she remembers Walshe saying, after a search mad* by the grandson and the neighbours, ocftho Thurs- day after the murder, that they did not find the body, becauae he had taken care to choose for his line of search the very ground under which the body was. There was a report In Clonmel that Walshe had I confessed his guilt," but, upon inquiry, we find that such is not the ease. On the contrary, he seems indignant at being kept in prison, and charged with the murder of 'a man who walked away from his house in the broad daylight CUwml Chronicle, As UNEXPECTED KESPONSB.—A Scotch minister was once busy catechising his young parishioners before the congregation, when be put the usual first question to a stout girl, whose father kept a Ptlblic-bouse. What is your name" No reply. The question having been repeated, the girl replied—'Nane o' yer fun, Mr Minister ye ken my name weel enong. D'ye no say, wheu you come to our house on a night, Bet, bring me a driuk o' ale I' The congregation, forgetting the sacred nature of the place, were in a broad grin, and the parson looked daggers. TOTAL Loss or A LIVERPOOL SHIP.—Adfieei from Rangoon, received by the mail of Thursday, report the loss of the well-known ship Alfred the Great, of this port, while on the passage from Calcutta for Melbourn8. It appears from a letter posted at the Underwriters'-rooms yesterday that she left the Hooghly on the 3th of August, and cm thd 12th sprang a leak so serious that the caption deemed ft advisably to make for land, and accordingly bore up fot Rangoon. The entrance to the river was reached in safety, but in attempting to go up she (trufck heavily upon a sandbank, and, although cargo w$s thrown overboard, continued doing so until she became a total wreck. She broke up so quickly that there was no time to adopt the needful meallursstoget her off, though Lloyd's agents had made arrangements to send a steamer to her. She-was advertised for sale, and sold by auctidn -the ship and cargo bringing S500 rupees, and the boat's fittings, &c., 419 rupees. She was a fine veasel of about 1000 tons, built in Bideford In 1850, and the property of Messrs Pronse and Co., of this port, who, we believe. have her fully covered by insurance.—Liverpool CourUr.

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