^imHESTlNG T0 LADIES.—At this season of the year yPwtant process of bleaching and dressing Lac s l^o"?608 ^or £ and Summer wear commences, r u'd therefore particularly call the attention of our KA .ER» TO THE GLENFIELD STARCH, an article of r9 G* imP°rtAnce the Kettin" up of these articles. Si^NFtEXD STARCH is special'y manufactured- for 'Ntts" U8C' an(* 8UC'1 *8 'ts exce^ence 'hat it is now U8e(*l^e tt°yal Laundry, and Her Majesty's N. t?8 Pr^*uoonce8 it to be the finest Starch she ever Hi(f. Yer Majesty's Lace Dresser says it is the best she • an<1't was awarded two Prize Medal* for j!s The manufacturers have much pleasure in I? i t* n ^ey have been appointed Starch Purveyors S^ch u Prinoes8 of Wales. The GLENFIELD ^&c & *D Pac^ets only. by all Grocers Chan- ^CHB 8rises from rarious causes, but the most Nofi0"1 J *S ^at w^ere enamel and bony sub- t JeCayed an<* exP08es nerve, which is then cont° packed by cold, or injured through coming Ot with some foreign substance; and in sucb Wih • ™R'8 NERVINE will give INSTANT RELIEF. ^joonial from E. Smith, Esq., Surgeon, Sheraton, ireii cester I I have tried BUNTER'S NERVINI? in °88e8 of severe Tooth-ache, and in every, instance l^nent relief has been obtained: I therefore strongly PW?*EN<I T0 TH.E PU^IC*' BUNTBK'8 NERVINE may wi* a^ chemists at Is 1^1 per packet, or post free stamps, from J. R. COOPER, Chemist, Maid- —
5o THEOBROMA CACAO. Vov "^■I4erica is the home of this tree. Dampiers v,X|Ja89r, who visited the Caraccas in 1682, says: ia a continual tract of high ridges of hill, t f6 which alternately run pointing upon the f°? ^orth to South. The valleys are from two fottr ?n8a wide, and in length from the sea three ar 01 Cocoa-nuts, of which chocolate and AQ 6 are the main product.' ^*inC°a Olantation-or walk, as it is called-may |W«d "Jtte thousand trees, besides which, it has 7* th« v a"°ut it the stately coral tree, as a protection trees from the too scorching heat. They u6"ty f ks the cherry in form, and seldom exceed ybjj eet in height. The nuts are enclosed in pods !%8ta man's fists put together, and will number jJ* "ifdred in each. The crops are in December ya "Well-bearing tree will produce twenty P°ds, which are gathered during a period of 6 k °r 80' as turn yellow. As a ripening are ^en a^owe^ to lie in heaps, and 3i> out in the sun on mats, and when dry, ia?)out the size of a kidney bean) has a hard own* When required for use, they are the husks removed. Pouuds of Cocoa are now anriually dntJ1- i oo°<?untry' prior to the reduction W *Uhnn»ln*l. • 'the 1uantity was not half a million hf<, Pro8rea8 has been made, an a<^er £ ># u'ftion in r tending to check itscon- public desire forPa che\7aSi^^nd'th jMrket that onlv which i« i«f • and throwing on *,V«, Irtly atr thfS0f?t ftig ^otrine of Homoeopathy was intrn<w • I' S8aimry' aDd giteaily 8timulated the use of Cocoa° ^almost the only beverage recommended to those ;> £ Jr™rthl0 m0df- 0f tr,eatment- became hVtiv that a preparation of a quality at once Te and pure should be made obtainable for their lij. N^ig68 Epps, the homoeopathic chemist first establiahed induced to turn his attention to the tended ^e assistance of elaborate machinery, at length in perfecting tbe preparation now JWatj18 The very agreeable character of this ™Ui0n ?n 80°n rendered it a general favorite. An tj^lld v. was the facility »ith which I d b elprepared for the table. It but required two C,11 to hp «ii° j P°.wder to be put in a breakfast cup, h6t*8e » UP w^th boiling water or milk, and the (At, i as ready. Qf'^Uced^f0^ this preparation had been especially Htk 8ohonl °F e.U8e medical men C^iveni8 8°°rn „ 8an to recommend it. Its natural V>8, S. °[ flaV'^ aPd lts developed grateful }? »ithhftu °btamed f01-,11 a Position which had only V* Hass II •otn 00008 through misadventure. Cn m hia work» 'Food and its -Adulterations,' ClUv6 c ;ooa contains a great variety of important v and 0lP*e8~every ingredient necessary to the ^UttUiTft 8pstenanee of the body.' Again, As ^°offee'or tea' stands ver7 much higher than ^SrStoThefr..0"00" contains as much the most highly nu,ritious tho ays :Admirably dapted for the sick ".more frequently called, ^-iihed, laWuj 8ecured in ilb |lb and «nd ChemUti. &Q 8old by Grocers» Con-
HAYERFORDWEST MARKET. Saturday May 26, 1866. Meer, 6d to Sd Mutton, 7d to 9d; Lamb, Sd to lOd; Veal 5d to 7d, Pork 6d to 7d; Butter, ts Od to Is 2d; Eggs, 20 for Is Od Fowls, 2s 9d to 3s 6d per couple; Ducks, 3s 6d to 4s 6d ditto Geese,Os Od to OsOd; Turkeys, Os Od to ( s Od each; Cheese, 3id to 5d per lb; Old Potatoes, 24 lb for ts New Potatoes, 8d per lb.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS Notices of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, should be sent to us in Manuscript, properly authenticated. Wecannot under- take to search other papers for these announcements, which are frequently found o bs incorrectly printed, or turn out to be untrue. BIRTHS. On the 20Lh in-t, at Gout-street, in this town, the wife of Mr C. V. Tippet, of a daughter. On the 22nd instant, at the New Inn, Rhosmarket, in this county, the wife of Mr Stephen' Morris, of a Ron. On the 16th of May, at Delawere Crescent, London, the wife of W. Stephenson Owen, Esq, Barrister-at-Law, of a son. MARRIA.GES. On the 22nd inst, at the Albany Chapel, in this town, (by license) Edmond R. P Stephens, (son of Mr E. R. Stephens) of this town, to Mary, only daughter of Mr Benjamin James, of Dew-street. DEAlflS. On the 20th instant, at Saint James Street, Narberth, Miss Catherine Howells, aged 71 years. On the 25th instant, Martha, the wife of Mr Thoma Griffiths, of Pantygroes, Moelgrove, in this county, after a long illness. She lived respected, died regretted. H;r end was peace.
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. POPULATION OF THE UNITKD KINGDOM.—The Regis- trars-General of the three kinertoms estimate the popu- lation at the middle o' the year 1866 as follows: -England and Wales, 21,210020: Scotland, 3,153,413: Ireland, 5,571,971: total 29,935,404. THE PROPOSED CHANNEL TUNNEL.—The question of a tunnel under the Channel has again surged up. The Propagateur of Lille mentions that Iresh surveys have been commenced, and that huts have been erected on the Camyn dyke between Calais and Sangatte to contain the effects and instruments of engineers. RATS AND MICE.- The following is a somewhat ludic- rous calculation on the idea that there are one rat and ten mice per acre in the country. The vermin amount thus to 91,116,00 which would consume 182,232 bushels of oorn duty, or 4,157.167 quarters and four bushels in the half year, namely, 182 days and a half; and this would supply 5,831,424 people with a two-pound loaf each daily for six months, or 2,915,712 people daily with a two-pound loaf each the year round,- Gardener, Chronicle The very curious spinette (or kind of harpsicord) be longing to the collection of musical instruments left by the late M. Clapisson, the composer, has just been offered for public sale at the Hotel des Ventes, Paris. This in- instrument, made by Annibal de Rossi, of Milan, in 1.577, is entirely incrusted with precious stones, and certainly a very beautiful object. M. Pillet, the auctioneer, an- ) nounced that he had been instructed to put it up at I,OOOl, and not take any bidding under. No p-rson thinking fit to offer that sum, a sale could not be effected. STRANGE FREAK OF NATURE.—A short time age a cat belonging to the Salutation Hotel, Ambleside, gave birth to four kittens. At the same time a hen was discovered in the same room sitting on thirteen eggs, which were taken from under her. The hen immediately drove off the cat and took possession of the kittens, which she sat on regularly. The kittens suckle from their mother, and during the time they were fed the hen was placed in a hamper close at hand. It was amusing to see the hen when she was released again make puss skedadlc.- West- moreland Gazette. MERCHANT SEAMEN'S ADVANCE OF WAGES MOVE- MENT.—A public meeting of the merchant seamen trading to the port of London was held on Friday, at the Lord Palmerston Publichouse, Spring Gardens Place, Mi e End Road, to take steps towards obtaining an advance in the present rate of wages. It was unanimously re- solved that no seamen should sign articles unless accord- ing to the following scale of wages:— £ 5 per month for the Baltic and North America, X4 per month for the Mediterranean ports southward of New Orleans; 5i per day daily wages; Bd per hour for overtime in sailing ships, £3 10s per month round either of the Capes; X4 108 per month, with or without advance, for all western voyages; X3 10s per mouth for the West Indies, Medi- terranean, and south of the Line. THE CATTLE PLAGUE.-The following is an analysis of the returns published on Saturday :-Of the counties in England, exclusive of the metropolis, two counties remain free from the disease; in 20 counties no cases have been reported as occurring during the week; six counties show an increase of 323 cases during the week; 14 counties show a decrease of 267 cases during the week; showing a total increase during the week in the counties of England of 56 cases. The metropolis shows an increase during the week of four cases. Of the coun- ties in Wales, 10 counties remain free from the disease; in 11 counties no cases have been reported as occurring during the' week; no counties show an increase during the week two counties shows a decrease of 33 cases during the week showing a total decrease during the week in the counties of Wales, of 33 cases. Of the coun- ties in SoQtland, 10 counties remain free from the dis- ease in 26 counties no cases have been reported as occurring during the week; two counties show an increase of 16 cases during the week six counties show a decrease of 23 cases during the week showing a total decrease during the week in the counties of Scotland of seven (Wises. Of thfl counties in England, Wales, and Scotland, 21 counties remain free from the disease; in 67 counties nd. cases have been reported as occurring during the wdek; dljgbt counties and the metropolis show an increase of$43 ca*es; 22 counties show a decrease of 323 ca3es Ahowing a total increase during the week ending May 19, 1866, in England, Wales, and Scotland, of 20 cases, as compared with the week ending May 12, 1866. AUSTRIAN GENERALS.—The Salut Public, of Lyons, gives the subjoined account of some of the principal Austrian generals:—The really distinguished leaders of the Austrian army are few in number, and nearly all well advanced in years. They served in 1812 and 1813 under Prince Schwartzenburg, made the campaign of Hungary in 1849, that of Italy against Charles Albert, and that of 1859, the most important of all. In case of war, those who appear destined to the principal commands are the fOllowing :-Tbe Archduke Albert, son of the immortal Prince Charles; Marshal Henry de Hesse; Benedek; Schwartzenburg; and Clam-Gallas. Marshal de Hesse is seventy-three years of age, spare in person, and of active mind and habits. His career dates from the battle of Wagram, in which be took part, being then in his seventeenth year. It was he decided the Austrian victory over the Piedmontese in 1848, by the strategical move- ment from Verona, and he took a very active part in the battle of Novara. The Italians regard him as a formid- able enemy, and that he will give them no end of trouble. Prince de Schwartzenburg is tall, well made, and very vigorous notwithstanding his seventy.two years. In 1848 he commanded a division of cavalry in Italy; he distinguished himself at the battle of Comorn in Hungary, by preventing, with his division, the insurgents from de- bouching on the right bank of the Danube. At the battle of Magenta be commanded the 3rd corps d'armee, with which he covered the retreat of the Austrians. At Sol- ferino he was in the left wing, opposed to General Niel. He is one of tbe most brilliant officers in the Austrian army, and is, moreover, an author. Marshal Benedek is only fifty-eight. While a colonel, in 1848, he fought in the campaign against the Piedmontese. In 1859 he commanded the 8th corps of San-Marino. Since Radet- zky's death he has been the first warrior of Austria. It is probable that he will be charged to oppose the Prus- sians. The life of Count Clam-Gallas has been very active; he has shared in all the wars of Austria since 1848. In Hungary, however, he only succeeded in van- quishing the aged General Bern through the aid of the Russians. At present he commands the 1st eorps of the Austrian army at Prague. We must not omit to mention General Gablentz, who commanded the Austrians in the war against Denmark, and General Ramming, to whom Austria was indebted in the Horgarian.campaign for the deciaire aaecesi obtained at Temeewar, IRELAND, DUBLIN, MONDAY NIGHT -Colour-Sergeant M'Carthy. 53rd regiment, was put on his trial by Court- martial at the Royal Barracks to-day, oharged for having in January, 1866, at Carrick-on-Suir. come to the know- ledge of an intended mutiny in her Majesty's troops and not giving information thereof to his commandng officer. The evidence disclosed a plot on the part of the prisoner: and others to give up the barracks and the gamson at Carrick to the Fenians. The trial will last some days. THE INFORMER WARNER —On inquiring to-day we ascertained that John Warner is progressing favourably, and that there is no likelihood of the wound which he received proving fatal. However, he is very much depressed, and appears to feel deeply the miserable position in which he is placed. Bur for the wound re- eeived by Warner he was to have embarked for Canada on the 31^t, instant, with his wife and family. We believe that O'Connor, the man who attempted to assassinate Warner, is unknown to the police in connection with the Fenian movement.—Freeman, of Thursday. MURDER OF A SOLDIER.-On Thursday, Henry Craig, of the 14 h rpgiment, at pres, tit stationed at Tynemouth, died in the Barrack Hospitsl from injuries given to him by a fellow soldier named Mulchy. Some time ago the wives of the two men quarrelled, and Mulchy, speaking to deceased, threatened that be would have it out with him some time. One night he suddenly confronted deceased in a street in North Shields, and lelled him with a stone. He then beat-him about the head in such a way is to make him quite insensible. The injured man was first taken to a tavern, and then to Tynemouth, where he died. GREAT YARMOUTH.—E«CAPE OF A PRISONER.—On the 18th inst. William Newson, a young man of about 26, escaped from Great Yarmouth Gaol. Newson had pre- viously undergone a sentence of penal servitude, and was again committed fur trial on a charge of burglary. The prisoner, who is an ingenious workman, contrived to nave a sufficient quantity of bemp from oakum-picking to weave a rope of hbout 30ft. in length, which he concealed. On the morning in question he by some means got into the y-ird, and having fastened one of his shoes to the rope threw it over some projecting irons at the top of the wall, which is a' least 30ft. high, and so pulled himself up. He then dragged the rope after him, and dropping it into a neighbouring 'row,' or narrow street, he descended and got awav. He was re-capturcd in the evening, found concealed among some timber. TAUNTON.— BAPTIST MINISTER GONE OVER TO THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH.—The Rev. II. Yon-der-H?yde Cowell, for many years the popular preacher in the Baptist Chapel in this town, has announced his intention ot resigning the pastorate and joining the Established Church. In his address to the flock, he says—' I feel it to be my duty to place in your hands the resignation of the position I have held as your minister in consequence of my having become convinced that the principles and polity of the Established Church accord more with Scrip- ture, and harmonise more with the Divine will than those of the denomination to which I have hitherto belonged. I need scarcely assure you that I have not arrived at such a derision hastily. I have made the suhj ct in its various blanches a matter of lengthened, earrust, and prayerful, investigation, and now I can no longer hesitate to act, whatever such action mny cost me.' SHOCKING ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE THROUGH JEALOUSY -On Wednesday morning, great excitement was caused at Heckmond wiue, near Dewsbury. For some time past a man named W illiam Fawcett, residing in Cook-lane, has been jealous of his wife, and latterly she has deserted him. This so preyed upon his mind that he gave, way to despondency. On Tuesday nijrht he retired to res', and nothing was seen of him until Wednesday morning, when on a neighbour forcing his way into the house, a larg" pool of blood was found upon the fl-ior. Ongoing up. stairs he saw Fawcett in a frightful condition, and very much exhausted from loss of blood.. On his body being examined, it was perceived that his left arm wan j >.gged and cut to the bone, and blood was streaming from it. The top of his head was beaten to a pu'p. In the mom were found three knives covered with blood, and a brick was on the floor covered with hair and blood. The man now lies in a precarious condition. A RIFLKMAN SHOT—On Friday afternoon Corpora Anderson and Mr J Whitworth, two members of the 3rd Manchester Volunteers, went to the shooting range on Barton Moss. The lad who usually -narked for them was absent, nd Anderson oflered to take his place. For a short time all things went on well, but afterwards it was seen that three bit. had been made without the usual signal being given. Mr Whitworth ran forward to ascertain the reason of this, and was shocked to see Anderson lying on his back with his arms extended. He was quite dead. On examination, it was seen that a shot Jiad struck him on the cheek, and it was supposed that he had incautiously looked from behind the mantlet at a time when some one fired. Mr Anderson was one of the oldest and most effieieti t. volunters in Manchester, and had been selected' this year to represent his company at Wimbledon and Altcar. MURDER AND SUICIDE IN LIVERPOOL.—A double crime is reported from Liverpool. The wife of a man named Train, who is purser of the steamer Delaware, was living at a house just a little way from the town. On her husband returning home from a voyage he found a cousin of his wife's. named Moss, staying in the house. As this man was supposed to have been an old lover of his wife's,T rain insisted that she should not live in the same house with him, and before starting on a fresh voyage it was arranged that she should go to a house at New Brighton. Moss pretended to aid in the packing, anti wbilst in one of the rooms with Mrs Train, the servant having left them for a minute, he. struck lwr savagely on the head with a hatchet. She screamed, and the servant seeing the murderous attack ran out for assistance. A constable returned with her immediately, and they then found Mrs Train lying on the floor, covered with blood, her head smashed, and the brains scattered about. A search was made for the murderer, and he was found in the scullery, quite dead, having out his own throat. GREAT ROBBERY OF STAMPS AT MANCHESTER.—T)n Monday morning the Stamp Office in Cross Street, Man. chester, was found to have been robbed of stamps amounting to about jE7,000. About ten years ago the same office was robbed of about £ 2,COO worth of stamps, and since then great precautions have been used, the doors lined with iron, and every vulnerable spot protected. The persons who committed the robbery which was dis- covered on Monday must have planned it beforehand, and executed it in a very deliberate manner. Secreting themselves somewhere on the premises of which the Stamp Offices form part, they must have waited until all was quiet on Saturday evening before they commenced operafons Even then they had to force open the door of Messrs Garnett and Co.'s offices, and pass to a store- j room. Irom thence they descended to an unoccupied warehouse on the ground floor, and cutting their way through the wall, entered the Stamp Offices. They I opened all the drawers, examined all letters and papers i in the first room, and forcing two other locke-one of ] them being an iron-sheathed door—they at last reached the room in which the safe containing the stamps was < kept. It was one af Milner's large safes, and was con- i sidered tbief-proof. The thieves, getting bundles of print- f ing cloths from Messrs Garnett's offices, aiade of them a t bed upon which to lay the safe. Having turned it over ( upon this bed, by means of drilling and wedges they t succeeded In opening it, and took out the stamps which it contained, and which are said to have amounted to ( about £ 7,000. ] WHAT NEWSPAPERS DO.—The modern English news- paper is an immense advance on the newspapers of all previous times. The number, the efficiency, and the ) power of newspapers have elevated them into a position æ of vast importance in Society; and they are thus < perhaps not improperly denominated the Fourth Estate.' 1 All classes in the state contribute to newspapers-states- i men, divines, judges, doctors, merchants, and workmen a -all become authors in their columns. The newspaper [ has a voice for everybody-for the factory labourer, for I the village delver, for the Spitalfields silk weaver, for 1 the Liverpool sailor, for the Leeds clothier, for the Sheffield cutler, for even the • felon and the pauper. It | stands and listens at the door of the but and of the j palace. It is a watchful sentinel in front of mayors' 0 court, judges' benches, and boards of justices of the t peace. It is an intelligent police force, ever on the alert to rend the veil of conspiracy, to expose hidden dangers J and bring to light unreformed abuses; it is a kind of d imperial legislature, before which thousands of petitions t are presented daily. Besides all this, it is a daguerreotype a record of the lights and shades of passing life it reflects the chit-chat, the turmoil, the strife, the marriages a the births, the deaths, the accidents, the joys, the sorrows' the excitements, the agitations, the wants, the horrors' a the rejoicing, the discussions—in short, the daily unirer! ♦ sal history of mankind. 1 J ATROCIOUS OUTRAGE.—On Friday night a girl named Lucy Sizer, died at Grimsby from injuries received a short time before. She was in her sixteenth year, was motherless, and at the time living as a servant with a lady. On Sunday night, the 13th in-t, she had been to church with her mistress, and after that went to see an aunt On returning a man took hold of her, and, pressing his band on her mouth dragged her out of the way of pasjers-by, and attempted to aqsault her criminally. Whilst she struggled be continued to drag her further and further away from where assistance might he ob- tained, and after a short time some young fellows came up and addressed her rather hrutaliy. The man who had first ill-used her called the others to his assistance, and they threw he.. down, and committed such outrages upon her as to cause her cieath. With one exception the men have been committed for trial. Tha following tre the names and occupations of these men; John Cranford, labourer; Thomas White, fitter; Samuel Derhon, blacksmith's apprentice; William EmpUge, ship car- penter's apprentice; and Edward Nuttle, labourer, John Chantrey, a bricklayer, was also with them, but was discharged, FIGHT FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP.—The long-talked of fieht between James Mace and Joseph Goss for the champion's belt and two hundred pounds a side took place on Thursday morning, the 24th of May, near Farn- ingham Bridge, in Kent. The result was declared to be eminently unsatisfactory by those present, for the so. called fight resolved itself into an hour and a quarter's harmless posture-making, after which the men shook hands, while the seconds proclaimed 'a draw.' Of course, under these circumstances, all bets are void, and neither man carries off either the champion's or his opponent's stakes. Loud was the disappointment and fierce the denounciation3 of those assembled round the ring, as quarter of an hour after quarts of an hour slipped away without either man striking a blow, and when at length they were seen to smilingly. shake hands, the shouts and yells waxed louder, and the derision culminated in still more frightful oaths. The ring-side frequenters crave for blood, and that neither Mace and Goss should have re- turned to town bittered to pieces is held to be a serious erievance against both, if not an ineffaceable stain on their professional reputation. There was no pretence at disguising the disappointment, and disgust of the specta- tors, who Wfre of all classes of society, aim large numbers of whom had paid as much as L2 tor their tickets. A fight was afterwards got up between two light weights, who were rapidly becoming black and crimson from bruises and bleeding, when the police broke into the ring, and the hateful proceedings were terminated by one ot the intruders being knocked down by half a dozpn ruffians, and afterwards cut and kicked about the face and head until he lay weltering in blood. CREDULITY AND CRIME.—A case disclosing a sad state of superstition and immorality has jast been brought to light in the Machynlleth police court, where a woman named Roberts, the wife of John Roberts, the well- known Welsh iurnfet, was brought, np charged with fraudulently obtaining the sum of zC6 Is trom John Jones, a farmer, residing in the neighbourhood. It appears that Mrs Roberts enjoys the reputation of pos- sessing the powers of'seeond s;ght nad of medicine, and John Jones having on one occasion satisfactorily tested the first, weltt to her, full of faith, when he found him- self in need of the aid of the spcond. He had succeeded in seducing a poor blind girl whose acquaintance he had made, and fearing the consequences took Mrs Robert! into his confidence and asked her to procure abortion. She took his money and appeared to enter into his de. sign, but gave him only sundry small pacKets of harm- less white powder, which from t'rue to time he adminis- tered to the blind girl. During his visit" for the pur- poseofrenew'ng these powders Air Jones took the op- portunity of consulting Mrs Roberts in rt.rard to charms and incantations for securing the fiff'ciion of another girl on whom he had cast a loving eye, for each of which consultations Mrs Roberts repulariy claimed and received her fee. At length, when by the birth of a child to the blind girl a strong doubt was raised as to the potency ot the powders, and when, in spite of semi-weekly incan- tations, his love in the newer quarter did not thrive, Mr Jones began to have misgivings as Jo the propriety of the whole affair, and, learning that his or;,cie bad made herself amenable to the law, he gave her in:o custody. The magistrates commented severely upon the im- morality which the case revealed, and while sentencing the prisoner to three months' liard libour regretted that he could not send the witness to share it with her. MERCANTILE MARINE FUND.—A Parliamentary paper has been published, giving an account of the Mercantile Marine Fund during the past year. Within the year £ •34,142 3s Id was spent upon new works, on building hghthouses,, &o., and £ 9,7-58 14s 3.1 on lifeboats, ap- paratus for saving life, and in gratuities to persons who were instrumental in saving lives. The salaries and ex- penses of the Mercantile Marine offices at the various ports ofthe United Kingdom amounted to £53.534 12s 6d; and £ 2(6,991 4s 3d was paid for the maintenance of lighthouses. A statement is given showing the number and amount of seamen's money orders issued and paid at ports in the United Kingdom yearly since 1855. In that year 4,461 orders, amounting to £74,664 12* 6d were paid. Since that time there has been a continuous in. crease in the numbers and amounts until in 1865 the numbers were 45,980, and the amount JE264,632 7s 2d. A TRAINING VKSSEL.—We have heard of a ship which was only commissioned a few months since as a training vessel for boys in • the far west.' Well, this ship so far, has proved a disappointment.. Up to this time only thirty boys have been entered. Not long since a batch of twelve arrived in the vicinity of her port with a view of entering They heard such sad accounts of the treat- ment on board that one and all turn' d their backs on the sea and returned to their homes. The commander is unpopular, both on shore And afloat, and from all that has reached us it would appear deservedly so. An order was lately issued by the Admiralty, and duly recorded by us at the time. that in future boys should rfbt be flagged with the cat,' but that instead they should be birched. The instruments for the new kir.d of punish- ment were drawn from store at Devonport, but on ex- amination the commander arrived at the conclusion that the twigs were not sufficiently hard and tough; and to render the strokes inflicted by their means a little more piquant, he gave orders that they should be steeped in salt water and boiled in the ship's coppers. This little act of refinement on his part has been thoroughly appre- ciated, and the boys will not enter. The townspeople are irritated, and a general state of discomfort reigns in the neighbourhood.—Army and Navy Gazette. WILLS AND BEQUtSTs.—The will, with three codicils, of John Gibson, R.A., sculptor, late of 144, Via del Babuino, in the city of Rome, formerly of Liverpool, was proved in London on the 3rd inst, under jg40,000 personalty in England. The appointment of executors runs thus: Sir Cbarles Lock Eastlake, Philip Hardwick, and William Boxall, as my general executors; and Messrs Penry Williams, painter, and Benjamin Spence, sculptor, both of Rome, as executors of my effects in Rome. The will is dated May 25, 1855, and the first codicil March 22 1865; these are translated from the Italian language: The second and third codicils are in English, and are both dated Jan. 10, 1866, being a few days before his death which event took place at Rome, on Jan. 27, and at the age of 75. To these documents he has attached bis mark they are in the handwriting of Joseph Severn, H B M's* Consul at Rome, and contain a few private legacies By the will he has bequeathed to his executor, P. Williams, £ 500; to M. Theed, sculptor, London, £ 400- to his cousin, Benj imin Gibson, £ 200; Thomas Dessoulary of Rome, painter, £ 100; Giuseppe Incoranati, Wimpo'le- street, master of the Italian language. £ 1(10- to each of his general executorf,, XIOO to his exectilor, Benjamin Spence, all his printed books and engravings; to his brother, Solomon Gibson, of Liveraol. sculptor, an annuity of XIVO; and there are a few other legacies, aM to be paid free of duty. To the Roval Academy he bequeaths the sum of £ S0^ 00 and all his works in marble in his studio, and all his composition works, plaster casts, r and models to be used for the development and advance- ment of the study of drawing and modelling, and for pablic exhibition; and to the Council of the Royal Academy he bequeaths the residue of his property, to be supplied by them to the like purposes --The will of Sir John M'Gregor, M.D, K.C.B., Inspector General of Hospitals, formerly of Upper Hamilton-terrace, St. lohn's-wood, and late of Corstorphine Lodge, Ryde, Isle if Wight, was proved in London under £ 14 000 personalty, by his relict. Lady M'Gregor; his son, James Duncan M'Gregor, 78th Highlanders; and Frederick Halsey Janson, Esq, the joint acting executors. The will is iated Oct. 6. 1863, and a codicil Jan. 8, 1866. This dis- tinguished military surgeon and physician died Jan. 13 it the Isle of Wight, at the age of 75. To Lady M'Gregor be leaves all his wines and consumable stores absolutely ind the use of his furniture, of bis books, musical instru- ments. plate, and all other household effects, and an innulty of £ 150. The furniture at her decease is to be lirided amongst his three daughters, Jessie, Flora, and ;he residue of his property also amongst them in eqnal iharwk—IliKttrcU-td London Newt,
9&EAT WESTERN RAILWAY. "otftl (Jjy receipt8 for the week ending May 20, 1866:— corresponding week, 1865, £ 68,845 W. WOOD, Chief Accountant.
(jc ^*reby excluding others of the parishioners, and y TlDB from such favoured families hire for their seats, the name 4 voluntary rates,' 'subscriptions,' iat Church-rates are abolished the system of pew fleet ^er whatever name) will, unless prevented by |t legislation, become universal, and the masses of Oation be almost altogether, as they are now to a 'Vk*ten*' deprived of the benefits of the National Th t an^ con8°^at'orls religion. kThtt the-alleged provision of free seats for the poor is "tly Elusory, because it is always utterly inadequate lnj,'6 v*8t majority of unpewed families in a parish, llUj. e°ause churchwardens who violate the law by pew- free parish church will scarcely hesitate, and L a manner compelled, to pew-rent the iree seats v applying for pews. Petitioners, therefore, earnestly pray that the ItgJrHate Compromise Bill do not pass without a »won summary, and without expense to the party nee^ not be a party interested, severely D|. 1Qg churchwardens who take, or allow to be taken, Payment whatsoever not expressly authorized by Vh ^ar^ament *n resPect °f any seat in a parish the proposed clause# is subjoined — Wnf nothinF iQ Ihis Act shall interfere with the 'taf a'l parishioners by the common law of England D 6 U8e *n c°mmon °f their parish church. V»h that ttny churchwarden or other person "» after the passing of this Act, directly or in- th or rece've ^rom any Person whatsoever, with- ^#ev! exPre8s authority o( Parliament, any 6um of re8Pect °f the occupation of any seat in a parish 1ll(r 1 8hall, on the application of any parishioner or l,'»J)er-SOn, and on being convicted summarily before ja8t'ce °f ihe peace, be deemed guilty of a mis- '8tie »Ur' an<* shall be punished for the first offence by kj» not less than treble the sum so asked or received, ^Dnt aD^ subsequent offence by a fine of double the 'ffe l^e Previ°us fi°ei an<^ 80 on ^or an3T number ^PC68 of which he shall be so convicted. fessr*. OINTMENT AND PIT,LS.—Cramps—Neuralgia— severe nervous affections are h ippily moderated %ct8 ^tensity and duration by the soothing and purifying these inestimable prepartions. Whether the cramp be sto 'e £ s> or toes, it yields with equal facility to the »de 10? of the Ointment; and the recurrence of these dis- » s 18 effectually prevented by a course of Hollo way's Pills, 'regulate the stomach and bowels that perfect and easy H tli 18 ?nsured, and spasms avoide*. The Ointment gives the Pills general relief. Enlargement of the glands, ob- in °r ^e^ective circulation are likewise soon corrected by "OojT^luable preparations, which purify and strengthen the ^impart tone to every organ in the body. Ijfy