CARDIGAN. DISTRESSING SCENE AT ABKRVSTWITH.—Between ten an(1 eleven o'clock on Monday, the loth inst, the inhabi- tants and visitors of this fashionable watering-place were greatly excited on hearing a rumour that one of the Strangers in the town had been drowned under very 8ingular circumstances Mr Stucke, the ill-fated indi- vidual, had only recently arrived in the town. He was Proprieter of an extensive.drapery and tailoring establish- ment, in Ciieltenhani It seems that some two or three ^eeks past he had been staying at the Belle Vue Hotel, Aberystwith, for the restoration of his health, and during that time, notwithstandiug the boisterous character of the weather, h.td been in the habit of sea bathing. On Monday morning between seven and eight o'clock, he bathed from a machine, the sea at the time being rough. lIe had bathed in safety, and was standing nearly dressed III the machine, when an extraordinary wave was seen approaching, and the man in charge called out, but failed to attract Mr Stucke's attention. Immediately the tnachine in which Mr Stucke was, and four or five others, also occupied, were swept away and their occupants cast into the sea. With some difficulty, however, all were saved but Mr Stacke who would appear to have sunk at Once. Lewis Lewis and his sons, Watkin and William, endeavoured vainly to save the machines. In endea- vouring to do, Lewis Lewis was swept away by the receding waves, which carried the machines before the Winds. Watkin Lewis perceiving his father, a powerful athletic man, struggling among the foaming breakers half drowned, managed to secure a life-buoy and throw it to him, but he was unable at once to grasp it, and his brave-hearted son rushed into the sea, and seizing his fath- r by the collar endeavoured to swim with him to the shore. The old -nan was heavily attired for stormy Weather, and he was, consequently, almost helpless, Owing to the great weight of his saturated garments. William Lewis, the other brother, was much in the pre- dicament of his father, but he succeeded, after prodigious efforts, in reaching the shore in safety. By this time a great number of people were standing awe-stricken on the promenade, witnessing the son struggling to save his father or perish in the attempt. A more touching picture Was never represented. After battling with the tremen- dous sea Watkin and his father succeeded in reaching the shore. So tremendous was the surf that not a single indivdual dared to assist the half-drowned men. On Thursday boats were engaged to drag for Mr Stucke's body, but without success.—Llanidloes Telegraph. ===
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. MILITARY AEROSTATICS,—The Memorial Diplomatique ''18 that an Austrian engineer, M. Stempf, has invented *0 aerostatic apparatus for the purpose of observing, during war the st.rategical movements of an enemy. A trial was made a few days since in the presence of a com- mission of superior officers of the Archduke Albrecht, SeneraHissimo of the Imperial army. The apparatus, "laich consists of five balloons connected together, suc- deeded beyond all expectations. A final experiment will shortly take place before the Emperor, but the results already obtained have been such as to cause the invention to be regarded as one certain to be adopted. CHARLBS I. AND THE TURKEY MERCHANT.—Amongst the pastimes most cultivated out of doors, under the Stuarts, bowls is entitled to the first place. It was the favourite relaxation of Charles I. who frequently visited bowling green in Essex, at the country seat of a Mr Eshute, a rich Turkey merchant, whose town house stood In Leadenhall-street, on tho spot afterwards occupied by the India House. This Mr Shute was a constant com- panion of his Majesty, who gave him the name of Satin ohute, because he usually wore a satin doublet cut upon ^hite taffeta. They generally played high, and punc- tually paid their losses. One day the King, having been in several games, gave up, when Shute tried to wtnpt him to resume with 'An please your Majesty, one thousand pounds' rubber more, perhaps luck may turn.' 10 which his Majesty replied, gently laying his hand on bote's shoulder, 'No, Shute; thou hast won the day, "d much good may it do thee, but I must remember that have a wife and children!' TRIAL FOR MURDER.—At Perth Circuit Court on Tues- before Lords Cowan and Jerviswode, Charles Scott, 5n*ier, Perth, was charged with the murder of his wife jjelen Morris or Scott, by kicking or striking her. JFrom evidence it appeared that the deceased was found dead Sunday morning, the 8th of April, and that the day be- *°re she had been worse for drink, and had quarrelled a veat deal with her husband. In the public house on Satur- *7 night the deceased had shown a bloody cloth, and said, fhere will be murder in the house to-night,' and in her house she was heard that night to accuse her hus- ,r*nd of having killed her son, who had early in the *j6niiig been put to bed drunk, and who had fallen out 6 bed, causing his head to bleed. A little after eleven, ^woner, who had gone out for the family provisions, at?8 adroitted to the house by deceased, and shortly terwards deceased was heard to cry, 'Muider! murder! £ *»my God!' About 2 o'clock in the morning some of Neighbours heard a heavy fall on the floor and a •hiM Cry> '^amrny, mammy, speak tome.' A grand- •toot? °'the PIisoner» who lived in the house, had told his 0v a domestic servant, that his grandmother fell heaji 8 chair, on which she exclaimed, 'Oh, my Riin for the doctor.' The medical witnesses (JJN to there being a wound on the head sufficient to 'Uon ^eath in the case of an aged and broken constitu- >er«&nd there bad been great effusion of blood, and they Ka °i, opinion tbat the wound was more likely to have w" by a kick with boots §uch as the prisoner a fall on the little chair. Some witnesses 10 to the usually quiet and respectable .k the prisoner. The jury, by a large majority, 'notPr0T#D»' thepriaeaer was d»- PREPARATIONS FOR THE APPROACH OF CHOLERA. -A French prefect wrote to one of the mayors ot his department advising him, as the cholera had broken out in the district, to take all the necessary preparations. After some time the mayor wrote to say that he had taken all the proper steps, and upon the prefect sending to see that they were effectual, he found that the only preparation the mayor made consisted in having a large number of graves dug in the churchyard. TERMINATION OF THE CARPENTERS' STRIKE AT MANCHESTER.—It will be learnt with much satis- faction that the strike of the carpenters and joiners of Manchester is at an end. The strike was for an advance of 2s per week, and it has been settled by the builders and other masters agreeing with them to a compromise. The employers agree to give them a shilling advance now, and to raise them a shilling more in March. The strike has lasted six weeks, and is supposed to have cost the work- men in loss of wages between £12,000 & £ 16,000. What the loss has been to employers it would be difficult to estimate, but it must have been consi- derable. THE BIlECON ELKCTION.-The recess is likely to be enlivened by a contested election for the remote borough of Brecon and its contributory hamlet of Llywel. The election is occasioned by the death of Viscount Camden and the consequent elevation of the Earl of Brecknock to the Upper House. Notice has been given in the Gazatte of the inten- tion to issue the writ in the beginning of the pre- sent week. It is expected that it will be received at Brecon on Tuesday; in which case the election will most probably come off on Saturday next. I There are two candidates left in the field of the many mentioned a month ago, — viz., Lord Churchill, in the Liberal interest, and Mr Koweil Gwyn on the Conservative side. Both candidates express themselves as confident of success, and the contest is expected to be a sharp one should both go to the poll. LIBERAL CONDUCT.—We have much pleasure in making public the following liberal conduct on the part of the officers and crew of a French frigate J After the melancholy loss of Her Majesty's ship Bombay by fire, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty transmitted the sum of £ 500 to be dis- tributed among the officers and crew of the French frigate L'Astree as a recognition of their services for the assistance given hy them to the survivors of the Bombay. The officers and crew of the French frigate have in the most generous and dis- interested spirit declined to receive the sum in question, which they request may be added in their name to the fund which has been raised for the relief of the sufferers by the loss of the Bombay.— Times. ACCIDENT ON THE TRENT VALLEY LINE.—Between two and three o'clock on Saturday morning a goods t, 21 train was proceeding at a high rate of speed between Coventry and Nuneaton when the axletree of the engine suddenly broke, and it almost jm. mediately afterwards left the metals. The trucks were consequently propelled one above the other, many of them being completely shattered to pieces, and others bounded with terrible velocity on to the adjoining embankment. Fortunately the engine driver, fireman, and guard sustained no serious injuries, but the merchandise with which the trucks were laden wa" scattered in all direc- tions, and presented a singular appearance as the morning dawned. The traffic on the up and down lines was suspended for seven hours, but railway communication was carried on by means of the branch line between Coventry and Nuneaton. A BUDDHIST'S IDEA OF ETERNITY.—A Buddhist Binze or priest said to an Englishman You know that no two substances can touch one another without attraction. Now imagine a huge granite rock. It shall be visited once a Kalpa (10,000 years) by an angel with a muslin garment, the edge of that garment shall touch the rock as she passes. Well, when the whole of the rock shall be removed by the attraction of the garment visiting it only at the distance of 10,000 years, you will but have arrived at the beginning of eternity.' Another said My notions are these. Every sand on the sea shore shall be gathered together in one huge heap. A divine messenger shall be sent at the end of every Kalpa to carry away a single sand. When not a sand is left, and you can count the number of Cycles which have passed I will give you my notions of eternity.' THE BISHOPRIC OF NATAL.—The arrangements which were made for consecrating a bishop who should have the oversight of the clergy in the diocess of Natal have come to a sudden and unexpected close. When Dr. Gray, the Metropolitan of South Africa, passed the sen- tenee of deposition upon Bishop Colenso it was arranged that another bishop should be consecrated, and the Rev. F. H. Cox, B.A., of Cambridge, incumbent of a church in Hobart Town, was selected as the future bishop of Pieter Maritzburg, it being thought desirable not to take the title of Natal. Mr Cox accepted the appointment, and was about to leave Tasmania when the reports of the proceedings of the last sitting of Convocation reached him. It will be remembered that a series of questions were put to the Convocation by the Bispop of Cape Town on the subject of communion with Bishop Colenso, but the bishops did not give a direct answer to the questions proposed to them. This seems to have frightened Mr Cox, who immediately wrote to the Arch- bishop of Canterbury to withdraw his consent to become the new African bishop. Another reason which seems to have weighed with Mr Cox was that the Society for the Propagaticn of the Gospel has placed its mission- aries under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Cape Town, taking no notice of any othei bishop that might be ap- pointed. FiNiANrsw He LIVKRPOOL.—Great excitement was manifested at the Liverpool Police-court on Saturday last, in consequence of the examination of four men supposed to be Fenians. The names of the men charged are Michael O'Brien, William Carey, Charles Campbell, and Patrick Healey, and the formal charge made against them was that of not accounting for certain property which had been found in their possession. This charge, however, was only made for the purpose of obtaining a remand to a graver one of being Fenians, and of having stolen arms from the Government stores. It appeared that the Liverpool detectives got possession of some information which induced them to keep a watch on a cellar in College-lane. On Friday afternoon a cart was observed to be loaded by the prisoners with five cases taken from a warehouse in College-lane. The cart, as soon as the cases were placed in it, was driven off to Grosvenor-street, off Scotland-road, followed by the detective officers. As soon as it was stopped, the four prisoners and another man, still at liberty, came up, when they were taken into custody. The five cases on being examined were found to contain forty-seven muskets, bayonets, &c., and thirty tin cases of phosphorus. The prisoners refused to give any account whatever as to whom the property belonged, or to whom it was intended to be de- livered. The muskets, however, bore the Govern- ment brand, and were identified as a portion of a lot that had been stolen from the head-quarters of the London Irish Volunteers and from the Tower. At the request of Mr Cobb, who appeared for the prison«r», aremaud of seveu days was granted by I the magistrate* I HOUSES WITHOUT STAIRS.—A model house is now being built as an experiment in one of the suburbs of Paris. It consists of ten stories, besides the cellars underground. It has no staircase, but an hydraulic lift. As the upper stories will be airy and quiet than the others, they will probably let a higher rate than the lower floors. REMOVAL OF STAINS.—Chloroform is said to remove stains from paint, varnish, and oil. Every one knows that care is requisite in the use of chloroform. As little as possible should be used, and the work should not be done in a close place, but where the vapour will be carried off. Another fluid recommended for the same purpose is a mixture of six parts of strong alcohol, three parts of liquor ammonia, and a quarter part of benzole.— Builder. FEARPUL RAILWAY CoLnsmN.—On Wednesday evening a serious accident, happily unattended by loss of life, occurred to a London and North-Western train, on the line between Leeds and Manchester. The train was due at the Victoria Station at 6.25 p.m., but on its arrival near Mossley it came into violent collision with a goods train. The driver and firemen of the passenger train saved themselves by leaping off, but the engine went forward, smashed four or five of the goods trucks into splinters, and was itself completely disabled. Several of the pas- sengers were severely shaken and contused about the face and body, there being man} bloody and broken noses, and much damaged and disordered apparel. Before the train could proceed it was necessary to fetch another engine, and it was 7.45 p.m. before the train arrived in Manchester.—Manchester Courier. CARBURETTED GAS.—It would appear that the most perfect light would be produced from a com- bination of six parts of carbon to one of hydrogen, could such a gas be supplied at a sufficiently cheap rate. But in the ordinary gas supplied to us from the manufacturer, the proportion of carbon falls consi- derably short of this, and hence there is a propor- tionate want of brilliancy in our gas flames. That there is ample carbon in coal itself is evident from the amount left in the retort in the shape of tar, coke, &c., when the gas has passed in the manufacture but the hydrogen does not carry off with it sufficient to give us all the light we could desire. The remedy is obvious give the hydrogen more carbon-carl)u- rate it—and the brighter light will be produced. Imbue the gas with some of the volatile products rich in carbon that are distilled from the coal in the pro- cess of gas-making, and its illuminating power will be increased.-Once a Week. FOUNDERING OF A STEAMER.-The loss of a steamer carrying cattle from Tonning to the Thames has been reported. It appears that the Ladyburn steamer. which was built on the Clyde as a blockade runner, has recently been employed in the foreign cattle trade. On Thursday last she left Tonning with about, four hundred head of cattle, and several hundred sheep, and met with bad weather soon after getting to sea. Some time on Thursday night she sprang a leak, and notwithstanding all the efforts of the crew the water gained upon them, drowning the cattle in the bold and putting out the fires. Another cattle steamer, coming up., with the Ladyburn, took her in tow, but after a while she was let go, and her crew being brought to the second steamer, she was seen to foun- der. kll her cargo was lost. A portion of the crew of the second steamer had been sent to assist in keeping the Ladyburn afloat, but their efforts were of no avail. PALLISER SHOT AND SHRLL -The recent experiments at Shoebury have resulted in an apparent triumph for guns over targets. The fact is, beyond question, mainly due to the use of chilled projectiles. It may interest our readers to learn a few particulars regarding the mode of manufacture adopted at Woolwich. The chilled shell are composed of a mixture of Pontypool and white cast irtfn, in various proportions; the best perhaps being about 60 per cent of Pontypool to 40 per cent of Welsh. Various experiments have been made with different qualities of iron, and among other mixtures wrought iron scrap has been tried up to 25 per cent. It has, however, been abandoned for the present, and just now all Major Palliser's shell and shot are made wholly of cast iron. It has also been sought to improve the quality of the metal by melting it several times, and peuring it into a chilled pig-mould, but it does not aopear that a better result can be obtained in this way, than by casting direct from the cupola. The moulds are of cast iron, and have somewhat the appearance of a mortar with central trun- nions There is a separate lining which is accurately bored to the dimensions required for the particular kind of iron used, as all the mixtures do not contract equally. The moulds are ranged circularly round a central crane, each mould being supported by its trunnions. The metal is poured in in the usual manner, and after about an hour the shot (9 inches) is turned out, still hot, and the runner is then knocked off. The projecttile is then prac- tically complete.-The Engineer. THE VALUE OF GOOD LooKS.—-A young woman blessed, according to the reporters, with 'fair hair, light blue eyes, small mouth, and regular features'— 'a very interesting girl dressed in the dress of a lady of the corps de ballet '-was so unfortunate as to run away from home in pursuit of a young man to whom she was ardently attached. Mr Payne, the too famous gentleman who administers justice in so remarkable a manner on Clerkenwell Green, declares that the young man was 'evidently unworthy of her.' How- ever, the lady tried to make herself more worthy of him; so, after being deserted aod thrown, on the streets, she got a situation as servant to a tailor and the same night disappeared with some of the tailor's property to the value of £ 5. If she had been a com- mon, ugly drudge, she would have got a couple of years imprisonment possibly for this little slip. But here her face became her fortune. The fair hair, light blue eyes, small mouth, and regular features made all the difference in the world between the in- teresting culprit and the ordinary thief. The fact, too, that, in the reporter's lyric phrase, she was dressed in the dress' of a ballet-girl, began to tell; though if, as appears from the reports, she was clad in this extraordinary attire from the 14th of August, when she was taken into custody, until the 13th of September, when she made her last public appear- ance, the flesh-coloured tights and voluminously decent gauze drapery must have become somewhat draggled. The jury convicted her, but recommended her to mercy. Mr Payne expressed a tender sorrow that 'so handsame and interesting a person should have got into so vulgar a place as the dock, and this consideration weighed with him so much that that he could not find in his heart to pass sentence upon her. The fortunate criminal was sent back to be talked to by the not less fortunate chaplain. At length the sessions drew to a close, when Mr Payne felt bound to "pass sentence. He did so, and, instead of imprisonment, the offender was sentenced to go off into the country with her grandmother, after entering into her own recognisances to come up for judgment when called upon. In other words, if she behaves well, her escape with five pounds' worth of another person's property will be pardoned. Meanwhile, let no woman with any regard for her character or posi- tion in society take to stealing zE5 notes, unless she is good-looking and interesting. If, however, she is this, she may commit any offence cognisable at the Middlesex Sessions without the smallest apprehension of any unpleasant consequences. Her counsel has only to resort to the plea of Hyperides in behalf of Phryne, a little modified to suit the greater fastidious- ness of the present age. The Court on Clerkenwell Grpen will gnaw their thumbs and grind their teeth like the Court on Mar's Hill in Gerome's picture, and the lovely sinner is suie of her Mquittal.&rforifa7 I itawaw r ROYAL NAV,1L COAST VOLPNTEERs.-On Thursday a return was issued showing that 1905 men enrolled themselves in the Royal Naval Coast Volunteers in 1863, 1209 in 1864, 1470 in 1865, and 691 up to July, J866. In HH35 the actual strength of the force was 16,986, and in 1866 it was 17,021. In the former year the number of men who, with or without leave, failed to present themselves for drill was 36GO, and ill the latter year 4050. THE PURIFICATION OF WATER.—The recent de- cision in the Court of regarding the pollution of the North Esk bas given more than usual importance and value to every means for purifying water. We understand that a gentle man, residing in the neighbourhood of the Esk, has, after repeated observation and experiment, discovered that the solid refuse of shale used in the manufacture of paraffin oil is a most perfect purifier of the filthiest water. A few days ago, a quantity of the sewerage water of Musselburgh was ex- perimented upon by throwing into u some of this shale refuse After being allowed so settle, the water was found to have been completely purified. Two bottles, one of them filled with the sewerage and the other with Crawley w.iter, as used by the inhabitants of Edinburgh, were submitted to an eminent medical practitioner, who. upon being re- quested to select the one preferable for drinking purposes, unhesitatingly chose that which had been purified by the shale refuse. This substance is at present thrown aside by the manufacturers of paraffin oil as valueless; but it it can be applied in sufficient quantity, and the operation be effectual in cleansing the water pulluted by the paper-mills on the North Esk, it would obviate the necessity of their removal or the expense of conveying th3 impure water out to sea by means of pipes.—Scots- man. CURIOSITIES OF THE ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH.—The Courrinr du Havre sets forth a striking result of the laying of the i ransatlantic telegraph New York is situated nearly 76 degrees of longitude west of Paris. The earth in its daily rotation travels through 360 degrees in 21 hours, from which it results that every 15 degrees to the west of the first meridian placed at Paris is one hour later. When it is noon at Paris it is only 11 o'clock at 15 degrees to the west of that city. And as New York is 76 degrees to the west of Paris it follows that it is seven o'clock in the evening at New York when it is midnight at Paris. Suppose then, that a great edifice in Paris, the Opera fjr example takes fire at a quarter-past twelve at night on the 1st of September next, the event is immediately telegraphed from Paris to new York and is dated Paris, a quarter-past twelve at night, 1st September.' The news arrives at New Y-^rk, let us say in two hours, to make ample allowance for interruptions, &c.; the despatch, dated Paris 1st September, arrives at New York at a quarter- past nine in the evening of the 31st August, so that a New York manager could appear on the stage and after the three customary bows could thus express himself:—' Ladies and Gentlemen,- I am sorry to have to inform you that the Opera at Paris has been destroyed by fire three hours after the present time. Our director has just transmitted to his Paris confrere his condolence on the disaster which is going to happen to him.' Moreover, it will no longer suffice to indicate a date and say Such a day, such an hour,' it will be necessary to add time at such a place.' Thus the clerks of the new telegraph office take care to add to the communications exchanged tetween the two continents the express mention time at Paris, or Greenwich, or New York, or Washington. Z,
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS. Notices of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, should be sent to usin Manuscript, properlyauthenticated. We cannot under- take to search other papers for these announcements, which are frequently found o be incorrectly printed, or turr out to be untrue. BIRTHS. On the 18th inst, at Carmarthen, the wife of Mr William Thomas, of the County Court Printing Offices, of a eon. DEATHS. On the 15th inst, at St. Thomas Green, In this town, Mrs Martha Evans, aged 78 years; much respected. On the 6th inst, at Tenby, Charlotte, the wife of Mr Edward Welsford, aged 48 years. On the 20th inst, suddenly, at Horn's-Iane, in thla town, Mr John Evans, for many years master of Tasker's Charity School, aged 63 years; deeply regretted.
HOIXOWAT'S PILLS.—These pills are more efficacious in strengthening a debilitated constitution than any other medicine in the world. Persons of a nervous habit of body, and all who are suffering from weak digestive organs, or whose health has become deranged by bilious affections, disordered stomach, or iver complaints, should lose no time in giving these admirable pills a fair trial. Coughs, colds, asthma, or shortness of breath, are also within the range of the sanative powers of this very remarkable medicine. The cures effected by these pills are not superficial or temporary, but complete and permanent. They are as mild as they are efficacious, and may be given with confti- 4MM to delicat* females asd young childrea. TOOTH ACHE arises from various causes, but the most common kind is that where the enamel and bony sub- stance is decayed and exposes the nerve, which is then liable to be attacked by cold, or injured through coming in contact with some foreign substance; and in sitca cases BUNTHR'S NERVINE will give INSTANT RELIEF. Testimonial from E. Smith, Esq., Surgeon, Sherston, near Cirencester. I have tried BuxTER'S NERVIND in many cases of severe Tooth-ache, and in every instance permanent relief has been obtained: I therefore strongly recommend it to the public.' BUNTEK'S NERVINE may be had of all chemists at Is 1; I per packet, or post free for 15 stamps, from J. R. COOPER, Chemist, Maid- stone. INTERESTING TO LADIES.—At this season of the year the important process ot b'eaching and dressing Laces and Linens for Spring and Summer wear commences, we wou!d therefore particularly call the attention of our fair readers to the GLBNFIKLD STARCH, an article of primary importance in the getting up of these artioles. The GLENJIELD STARCH, is specially manufactured for family use, and such is its excellence that it is now exclusively used in the Royal Laundry, and her Majesty's Laundress pronounces it to be the finest Starch she ever used. Her Majesty's Lace Dresser says it is the best she has tried, and it was awarded two Prize Medals for itafc, superiority. The manufacturers have much pleasure ioK" statins that they have been appointed Starch Purveyor#^ to H.R.H. the Princess of Wales. The GLENFIKUS Starch is Sold in packets only, by all Grocers Chan- dlers, &&c.
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. Traffic Return for the week ending Sept. 16, 1856:— Total, £ 78,861; Corresponding week, 1865, £ 76,369. W. WOOD, Chief Assountant. HAVERFORDWEST MARKET. Saturday September 22, 1866. fceef, Cd to fid Mutton, 7d to 9d; Lamb, 7d to 9d; Vest M to 7d, Pork Od to 7d; Butter, Is :'d to Is 3d; Eggs, 16 for Is Od Fowls, 2s 6d to 3s 6d per couple; Ducks, 2s 9d to 4s Od ditto Geese, 4s Od to3 s ?d, Turkeys, 0s Od to (Js Od each; Che«ese, 3d to 5d per lb; Potatoes, 24 lbs. for Is Od. WANTED, a SCHOOLMISTRESS for the Johnston W National School.-Apply to Richard Carrow, Eta. Johnston Hall. — Iba » WANTED, a situation at a FARM BAILIFF, by- one vho has had good experience in both Eng- land and Wales, understands the managament ot Stoefe, and a good bayer aad sailer. Good references SiTCUvw- Apply to E. J. Potter, Hawfordveit.
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not consider ourselvesrespotisible for the opinions and sentiment* of our Correspondents SIR,—Having to spend my Sunday in the little town Of Haverfordwest, I was induced by a friend of mine to attend Divine Service at the parish church of St. Martin, and on entering the church I was greatly surprised and delighted to find free and open benches, into one of Which I was enabled to take my seat without any inter- ruption, or intruding on any one. At the conclusion of the service, which was conducted in a manner that would <3o honour to any English church, followed the weekly offertory, an ordinance of the Church of England for the United and reverent dedication of offerings of Christian Worshippers, for pious and benevolent purposes, and founded on the teachings of Holy Scripture concerning Offerings to God, the practice of the universal church It, primitive times, the plain direction of the Prayer Book, (see communion office) and on the principle of the ancient Parochial system of the Church of England, that the House of God is for the free use of all His children, and that all should have the opportunity and privilege of doing their part for its maintenance. In this church it is so Collected that while the more favoured may give much, the less favoured may give little, without ostentation in the one case, or shame in the other. In the evening of the same day I and my friend, wflo is a parishioner of St. Mary's, attended the service of that church, where I am *orry to say I found a very different state of things, fere we had to wait some time at the church door before V,e could get seated, in consequence of the pews being all appropriated to certain houses in the parish, whose occu- pants, I am told, do not attend the service of the church, but let their pews to non-parishioners and parishioners Who do attend the church. This seems to me a sad state Of things for an important parish lilie St. Mary's, that the House of God should be made merchandise of. Our Lord, with holy indignation, cast out of the temple the Baoney changers, and those who sold doves, although their traffic was intended to serve religious ends. Gospel Ordinances are too holy things for barter and sale: God did not give to any world subetance thereby to monopolise bis ordinances, and to shut out their humbler neighbours from the blessings of their use. The appropriation of Beats is not even justified by the common law of England. for • by the general law and common rights all the pews In the parish church are the common property of the Parish, they are Jor the use in common of the parishioners Who are entitled to be seated, orderly and conveniently, 80 as best to provide for the accommodation of all, and eVery parishioner has clearly a right to a seat in the Church without payment for it.' Oliphant's Law of Pews. I hope, Sir, when I again visit your town, to find that the parishioners of St. Mary's will have the same rights ind privileges as the parishioners of St. Martin. I remain, Sir, Yours obediently, I WILTS. Haverfordwest, Monday, Sept. 17th, 1866.