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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. MILITIA..—A Parliamentary return shows that the total number of privates present at the training of the Militia of Great Britain in 1863 was 59,974 -namely, 52,539, in England, and 7,435 in Scotland. The Militia in Ireland were not trained in that year. The number of privates enlisted in the year ending March 31, 1866, •was 23,929—namely, 15,593 in England, 2,328 in Scot- land, and 5,408 in Ireland. The amount paid for such enlistments was £ 26,065. The Provincial Newspaper Society has established a club in London, the Salisbury Hotel, Fleet-street, being selected as the home of the association. The Provincial Newspaper Society numbers nearly two hundred mem- bers, amongst whom are found the proprietors of the principal and most influential of the country newspapers of the United Kingdom. This is the only newspapers press club existent in London, and it seems an anomaly that the provinces should take the lead in the formation of suth a fellowship. We have literary clubs in London in abundance; but there is no combination of the pro- prietors of newspapers, the interests of which, we doubt not, in consequence, often suffer.—Sunday Times. WATER SUPPLY AND DRAINAGE OF THE TOWN -At a meeting of the Corporation, lysld in February last, a committee was appointed for the purpose of making the necessary preparations for applying to Parliament in the next sessions for an Act to enable the Council as the Sewer authority to provide the required supply of water and drainage and for other purposes, and that such com- mittee be authorised to incur any expenso that may be incident to the matter. The committee met at the Police Office on Fiiday evening, when it was resolved to communicate with Mr Brodie, C.E., of Carmarthen, and to enquire what would be his charge for inspecting thy Borough of Haverfordwest, with a view to increasing the supply of water and drainage, and for a report thereon to the Council. PEMBROKESHIRE BATTALION OF VOLUNTEERS.-This battalion assembled at Tenby on Monday under the command of Col. Peel. The battalion consisted of four companies, composed of the Haverfordwest, Narberth, and Pembroke volunteers, commanded respectively by Capt Massy. Lieut M'Murtrie, Col..Sergeant Smyth, and Serjeant-Major Wiiite. The various companies ,wjre conveyed by rail to Tenby, and forming into fours at the railway station, marched to the Burrows, preceded by the Efe and drum band of the Haverfordwebt Volunteers. The battalion formed into line, and were put through the manual and platoon exercises by Col. Feel, and sub- sequently through a number of Seld movementq, which were very creditably executed. The battalion expended ten rounds per man of blank ammunition, and fired scveral volleys by companies and in line, some of which were exceedingly well done. At the conclusion of the isaaceuvres the battalion marched to Julian Square, where it broke off. At eight o'clock the volunteers again mustered, and marching to the Station, took their de- parture for their homes. The day was very fine; and tiered uniform of the volunteers, and the gay dress of the Yeomanry (who are now undergoing their annual training) gave Tenby a martial appearance. The Great Western and Pembroke and Tenby Railways ran trains at excursion fares, and numbers of the general public, attracted by the military display and the fineness of the weather, availed themselves of the facilities thus afforded of visiting one of the most attractive and fashionable of watering places. EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYED.-On Monday week (Whit Monday) the clerks in the employ of Messrs. Powell, Mathias and Evans, solicitors, of this town, were treated by their employers to a sumptuous repast pre- pared for them at the country seat of their senior em- ployer, J. R. Powell, Esq, at Manorbier, The wea- ther being all that could be desired, they started from Haverfordwest at an early hour, accompanied by an able cornet player, all being bent on thoroughly enjoying themselves, a determination in which they were not in tha least disappointed. Arriving at Manorbier, after a most splendid drive of four hours, the route being through Pembroke, they were duly received by their employers, and after partaking of luncheon adjourned to the Burrows, where several hours were pleasantly passed ia various athletic sports. Dinner being announced, the party soon seated themselves round a repast which would have gratified the most fastidious epicurean. In fact the table abounded with good cheer, to which it is needleasto say ample justice was done by all present. After dinner the usual loyal and patriotic toasts being proposed, the toast of the day was given by the senior clerk, and which was drunk with all the honours ca- pable of being given to so worthy a subject. In the course of the afternoon various glees and songs were given with good effect. About 5.30 p.m. the party again returned to the Burrows, where they enlivened tcemselves by becoming votaries of Terpsichore for the nonce, and kept the dancing up for a few hours, concluding a pleasant day, and one which will long be remembered by them for the great hospitality shewn them by their respected employers. The liberality and kindness evinced by Messrs. Powell, Mathias and Evans on this and similar occasions deserve the highest commendation. These annual reunions are worthy of imitation, as it tends greatly to enhance a good feeling betwesn employers and employed. RETURN OF MR AND IdRS RICHARD HARVEY.—^HE return of Mr and Mrs Richard Harvey, after their wed- rfsiig tour, was signalised on Thursday evening by a Lcarty demonstration on the part of a large number of the inhabitants of the town. It having become known that they would arrive by ti;e down express train in the evening, the afternoon was spent in making preparations tov their reception. Arches constructed of evergreens were erected on the New Bridge and in the neighbour- hood of the railway station, the one in the former place displaying in large letters the inscription 'Welcome Howe.' A bower of evergreens, well designed and ad- mirably constructed, was formed over the doorway of the residence oi Mr Harvey, on which was placed the in- scription—' Long life and happiness to Mr and Mrs Richard Harvey.' Long before the arrival of the train, a vast concourse had assembled at the Railway Station, and the New Bridge and its approaches presented a gay and animating appearance. When the lady and gentle- man, who were the objects of this very gratifying demon- stration, alighted from the train, the large crowd cheered with great vigour, and cannon were fired in different parts of the town. Mr and Mrs Harvey entered their carriage, and were driven to their residence, accompanied by the whole body of people, wbo cheered lustily along the route. The life and drum band of the Haverfordwest Rir.es, wearing bows of white ribbon, preceded the car- rage, playing appropriate airs. The demonstration was one of the most enthusiastic we have ever witnessed on occasions of this kind, and being the spontaneous act of a large body of people, including all classes of the com- muBity.must be the znore highly valued by thoseforwhom such strong marks of esteem and respect were evinced. AGRICULTURAL RETURNS, 1867.—The Board of Trade desire to give notice that furaw for returns of Land under Crops' and the 4 Number of Live Stock will be sent by post to all occupiers 1 land in Great Britain previously to the 25th of June, apon which day it is requested the forms may be properly filled up, according to the printed instructions, and promptly returned to the collecting officers. In collecting agricultural re- turns th-) only object is to obtain for the information of the public reliable facts as to the home supply of corn and cattle. To remove misapprehensions as to the object of the returns, or the mude of publishing them, the Board of Trade have widely distributed copies of the returns obtained and printed for Parliament last year. The occupiers of laud in Great Britain are so numerous that a large staff oi persons must be employed throughout the country to collect the necessary parti- culars. for aggregate returns of the acreage of crops and the number of live stock in each county in Great Bri- tain. The officers of Inland Revenue are therefore selected by the Government as a convenient and effi- cient local agency to obtain the information with as little trouble as possible to the occupiers of land. The successful collection of agricultural returns must, how- ever, greatly depend upon the willing help of the landed proprietors and the tenant farmers, and the Board of Trade would urge upon them the importance of assisting, as far as they are able, to make the returns a source of correct and valuable information.—Statistical Depart- ment, Board of Trade, Whitehall, June, 1867. HAVERFORDWEST PETry SESSIONS. These Sessions were held at the Shire Hall on rhurs- day, before the Mayor, John Madocks, Esq, and H. P. 'Goode, Esq. DRUNKENNESS, &C. Maria Morgan and Mary Ann Paynler were charged with drunkenness. Superintendent Cecil said that there were mitigating circumstances in the case, and he would withdraw the charge on the defendants consenting to pay the costs. The Bench consented to the charge beine withdrawn, the Mayor observing that if the parties were brought before him on a similar cbarge4 and the case was proved, he should commit them to prison.. The cases were then adjourned to give the defendants time to pay the costs. Job Llewellin, a navvy, was charged with drunkenness and riotous conduct at St Martin's. The defendant did not appear. Georsre Davies deposed that he saw the defendant on the 25th of May at St Martin's. He was drunk and wanted to fight with two persons. The Bench fined the defendant 10s and costs. BREACH OF THE PEACE. Mary Howells was charged with using language towards Catherine Stephens, calculated to provoke a breach of the peace, A similar charge was preferred by Mary Howells agairist Catherine Stephens. The language each party was charged with using was very filthy, and the Bench suggested that they should settle the matter without the intervention of the Court. In reply to the Bench, the complainant and defendant both said that they would not speak to one another, and do nothing to occasion annoyance for the future. both said that they would not speak to one another, and do nothing to occasion annoyance for the future. The Bench adjourned the case for a fortnight, ex- pressing a hope that the affair would be settled in the meantime. If. however, no arrangement was made, the case would be heard at the next session. ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Rail on Satur- day, before A. B. Starbuck, Esq, J. P. Jones, Esq, and the Rev P. Phelps. WILFUL DAMAGE. Mary Palmer and Mary Palmer, both of Langum, were charged with wilful damage by trespassing on lands in the occupation of Mrs James, and removing spoil. The defendants said that the pit belonged to the Nash and Sprinkle Colliery, and that it had ceased working. Lewis James deposed that the defendants took away some of the spoil, which was partly culm. He had requested them several times not to go there, and there were notice boards up on the entrance to the field. The Bench fined the defendants Id each and costs. One of the defendants declared that she would never pay, and that she would go to prison, where her husband then was all on account of six small oysters.' The Clerk said that the defendant's husband was allowed nineteen months to pay the fine and costs, and he made no effort to do it. The Bench allowed the defendants to pay the money, and in default of payment in that time, ordered that the defendant should be imprisoned for seven days. ASSAULT. George Carter and Thomas Francis were charged with assaulting Henry Reynolds, at the parish of Cam- rose. Carter said he struck the complainant in self defence. Henry Reynolds deposed that he lived at Pelcomb Bridge. Tho defendants' dogs ran after a cat, and he leaned over the bridge to see what was done. The woman who owned the cat came out, and threw stones at the dogs. Carter asked the woman if he (complainant) was her husband, requesting her to tell him to come over, and two or three along with him, and he could manage them. He (complainant) remarked that he was thinking of coming over, when Carter struck him in the mouth and again in the eye, Francis said be would fight as well as Carter, and struck him on the cheek. In cross-examination, the complainant said he never struck a blow. He had a billhook in his hand, but he made no attempt to use it, or threatened to do so. Mary Eynon, David Thomas, and Thomas Lloyd, corroborated the complainan t's evidence. The Bench said that the assault was a very aggravated one, and they should fine the defendants 40s each and costs. The defendants were allowed a fortnight to pay. ALLOWING PIGS TO STRAY. John Scurlock, of Rosemarket, was charged with allowing two pigs to stray. The defendant was fined Id and costs. STEALING KNIVES AND FORKS Caroline Phillips, of the Old Bridge, Haverfordwest, was charged with stealing two knives and two forks from the Royal Oak Inn, Fishguard, on the 30th of May. Mary Davies deposed that she was a servant at the Royal Oak Inn. The prisoner entered the house about two o'clock in the afternoon, and asked for two penny- worth of whiskey. The knives and forks were lying on the table. She went for the whiskey, and while she was doing so, she heard a rattle of knives and forks. On returning she saw the knives sticking up in the prisoner's pocket. She told another servant, named Jane Griffiths, and a'-ked her to take them out of the prisoner's pocket. Griffiths was afraid, and she (witness) took out the knives. She could not get at the forks as they were lying in the bottom of her fpocket, and she lifted the prisoner's dress and took them out. The prisoner laughed when she showed her the articles. She pushed her off when she attempted to take them. The prisoner was not very sober: she went worse after the knives were taken from her. Jane Griffiths gave similar testimony. The prisoner elected to be tried summarily, and pleaded not guilty, saying that she remembered nothing of it. When going to market she gave a 'lift' to some old woman, who was going to the doctor of Trellys. The woman gave her some whiskey, and having had nothing to eat, it took great effect, and she lost all recollection of the affair. The bench ordered her to be imprisoned for ten days. ASSAULTING THE POLICK. William Lloyd, John Lloyd, Edward Adams, John ¡ Cozens, William Griffiths, and John Evans,' navvies, employed at Milford, were charged with assaulting Police Sergeant Carroll, and P.C. David Evans, in the execution of their duty on the "th of June. The accused denied the charge. P.S. Carroll deposed: I was sent for to the New Quay Arms Inn, Milford, on Friday, the 7th of June. J went there in company with P.C. Evans. I saw from 20 to 30 navvies in the house and about the door. They all seemed very much confused when I went into the house. I asked the landlady, Mrs Davies, why she sent for me She told me the navvies were kicking up a row in the house, and fighting, and she begged me to turn them out. 1 told them to leave the house, as the landlady wanted the honse cleared. Some of them went out. John Lloyd said 'We must have some more beer before we go out.' I told Lloyd II YOll have had enough; go away' Mrs Davies said I won't draw you a drop mora.' Some of them who would not go of their own accord, we ejected. We put out William Lloyd and Cozpns. When getting two men out at the door,—I think William Lloyd was one of them—there were some good-tempered men behind going out. In the rush the two men were shoved, and fell down at my feet in the doorway. William Lloyd, on getting up, struck at me with his fist, and hit me in the eye. I caught hold of him, and the whole lot got round us —I can't say how many. I should think there were at least 20 round us. P.C. Evans came to my assistance, and we both got hold of William Lloyd, and we struggled with him. We got across the road, and got down, and we were up and down for a long time, scuffling. We were dragged and pulled a considerable distance. We persuaded them all the time to leave off, as they would be sorry for it. We succeeded in getting William Lloyd from them. John Lloyd, John Cozens, Edward Adams, and William Griffiths were among them. We were taking Wi'liam Lloyd to the Lock up, when Adams came out of the public house, and got hold of Lloyd, saying that he should not go further. I told him that he had better leave him go, when be said be did not care: he should not go. The whole lot then dragged us back again, and we being exhaus'ed, were obliged, to let the prisoner go. I had black lfesh after the affair, and I feel worse inside than out. I don't remember seeing Evans there. There were many there whom I don't know. By William Lloyd: You were in the house. I asked you to leave; I tried to lock you up. I threw you because you tried to throw me. By John Lloyd I ordered you out. I did not see P.C. Evans put his belt round William Lloyd's throat. By Cozens: You were in the house. P.C. David Evans gave similar testimony. He deposed that John Evans seized William Lloyd, and assisted to drag him away. Mrs Davies, landlady of the New Quay Arms, deposed that Sergeant Carroll requested the men several times to leave before he attempted to put them out. Mr Edward Burt, residing at Pill Row, deposed that he witnessed the disturbance. He saw some one on the ground, who on rising, struck at Sergeant Carroll. The police were dragged along the road for about 80 yards. He (witness) endeavoured to persuade them to allow the man to go quietly, and the men left the police and the prisoner go. They were proceeding quietly, when Adams came out of the public house, sajing 'Are you soing like that or without your hat.' The others then returned, and the man was rescued. The police, in his opinion, exercised very great forbearance. The defendants declared that they had done nothing: that Sergeant Carroll put his knees on William Lloyd's chest, and jammed his bead against the ground. P.C. Evans took off his belt and placed it round his neck. The Bench fined William Lloyd, John Lloyd, and Edward Adams, 40< each with costs, and Cozens, Griffiths, and Evans, 10s and costs. The amounts were ordered to be paid in a week. CHARGE AGAINST AN INNKEEPER. William Jenkins, a publican, residing at Marloos, was charged by Mr Sturgeon, supervisor of Inland Revenue, with neglecting to enter a quantity of malt used for brewing in the paper left with him for that purpose. The defendant stated that the entry quite slipped his memory. The Bench said the fine must be JE200, mitigated to £50, and asked Mr Sturgeon what sum he thought the Commissioners would accept. Mr Sturgeon said that the defendant was a small farmer, and that he did not think the commissioners would accept so small a sum as was recommended in the last case before the Court. On that occasion, they declined to receive it, and in this case, the officer met with an obstruction in the execution of his duty. The officer who made the discovery was obliged to break open the brewhou-ie door, to have access to it. He thought the board would accept £10. ° The Bench then recommended a further mitigation tOjEIO. STEALING CANVASS. Robert Symmonds, a sailor on board the schooner Lily, lying at Milford, was charged with stealing a quantity of canvass the property of Capt. David Wilkins, P.C. David Evans deposed that he took the prisoner in custody on the charge of stealing the canvass, when he said his Captain had told him to sell it. He found the canvass with Thomas John, the marine store dealer at Milford. The prisoner said that the captain told him to take it to Thomas John, but his shop was shut, and be took it to Richard Venables, another marine store dealer, of whom Thomas John purchased it. Capt. David Wilkins deposed that he told the prisoner to collect the 'shakings,' which were the pieces cut off the ropes by the riggers, and take them to Thomas John's shop, but not to sell them. He intended selling them himself, and he promised to give the prisoner some of the money. He did not authorise him to sell the canvass. The prisoner said the captain told him to gather up the 'shakings,' )ind to sell them. He told him he was to have tiie proceeds to buy clothes with. He sold them for 3s 6d. The Bench said there was a doubt about the case, and dismissed it.
p ITMTT nTFE PEMBROKE FAIR.—This fair was held on Whit-Mon- day, the 10th inst, at the East End, Pembroke. The show of cattle was very scanty, much below the average, and comparatively little business was transacted. PEMBROKE PETTY SESSIONS. BOROUGH. [Town Hall, Saturday, June 8th, before J. Dawkins, S. W. Hustler, and W. Hulm, Esqs, and the Rev.s. C Douglas, and R. J. H. Thomas.] Douglas, and R. J. H. Thomas.] Mary Vallance, of the East End, Pembroke, charged Jane McCarthy, of same place, with using threatening and abusive language to complainant, contrary to the bye-laws of the said borough. Mr W. O. Hulm appeared for the defendant, and objected to a copy of the bye-laws being put in evidence. Case adjourned for a fortnight.
PEMBROKE-DOCK. PEMBROKE Docx.—On Monday night a number of sheep, belonging to Mr Owen Davies, Waterloo, were so worried by a dog, that they had to be killed. PEMBROKE DOCK GARRISON.—On Tuesday morning a draught of men, belonging to the 47th regiment, left here by the 8.15 train, via Whitland, en route for America. They marched to the station, headed by the band of the 13th depot battalion. BREECII LOADING RIFLES.—An order was issued at Chatham on Tuesday, directing the immediate armament of the 13th depot battalion at Pembroke-dock with the Snider breechloading rifle. On receipt of the breech- loaders, the old pattern rifles are to be returned into store at Pembroke. MAN FOUND DROWNED —About noon on Whit-Mon- day, a Mr Hall, of Laws-street, Pembroke Dock, was in a boat inside Pennar-mouth Gut, when he saw a man floating on the haven, face downwards. He got the body into the boat and took it on shore, when it was identified as that of Mr Robert Bickford, a highly respectabtef person, formerly shipwright in H M. Dockyard, who had been superannuated some two or three months since. How he came by his death is as yet unknown, It is supposed that he bad either fallen in a fit, or was sleeping on the shore and the tide came in and washed him out.
MILFORD. NAUTICAL EXAMINATION.—It is with pleasure we announce that Mr James Harries, of Milford, has suc- cessfully passed an examination at the Ma.ine Board, Loudon, and now holds a certificate as chief mate. According to theTnonthly report of the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, 42 sailors, belonging to the port of Milford, and 52 from the port of Cardigan, are mem- bers of the Royal Naval Reserve.
BIRTITS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS, BIRTHS. On the 11th inst, at Milford, the wife of Henry T. Tomkins, Esq, C.E, of Ebury Bridge-road, Pimlico, of a son. On the 15th instant, at City Road, in this town, the wife of Mr Charles Owen, of a daughter. On the 3rd instant, at Kilwendeg, Pembrokeshire, the wife of Mr James Morris, butler to M. A. Saurin, Esq, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. On the 20th of April, at Rio de Janiero, by H. B. ¡ M.'s Consul, and afterwards at the British Church by the Rev George E. Preston, Mr Arthur S. II. H. Hitch- ings, merchant, second son of Mr Thos. P. Hitchings, and grandson of the late Mr Joseph Potter, of this town, to Isabella, eldest d.iughter of Mr Thos. Scott Newlands, merchant, of that city. DEATHS. On the 8th inst, at Barn-street, in this town. Miss Jones, youngest daughter of the late Mr Peter Jones, of Belmont much regretted by a large circle of friends. Lately, at Si. James-street, Narbertb, Mr William James, maltster, aged SO years
HAVERFORDWEST MARKET. Saturday, June 15, 1867. Beef, 66 to 8d Mutton, 7d to 9d Lamb, 7d to 9d Veal5d to 7d, Pork Gd to Od; Butter, Os lid to Is Id Eggs, IS for Is, Fowls, 3s 6d to 5s Od per couple; Ducks, 4s ad to 5s Od ditto Geese, Os Od to Os Od, Turkeys, Os M to Os Od each; Cheese, 3d 4Jd per lb; Old Potatoes, 16 lbs. for Is Od; New Potatoes, 3d td id per lb.; Bacon Pigs, Os Od to Os Od per score.
[ SHOCKING MURDER. At the Central Criminal Court, on Thursday, the 13th instant, Eleanor Sell, ;)5, was indicted for having, on the 11th of May, feloniously, wilfully, and with malice aforethought killed and murdered William John Bell, Mr Daly and Mr Houston prosecuted Dr Waddy and Mr Sleigh defended. Sarah Ann Worsdell, the servant of the prisoner, said she had lived with her in the New Cross R'ad for ten months. About four p.m. on the 11th of May witness let out the eldest child of the prisoner, a daughter of the age of twenty-five, and on going then into the breakfast room she found the boy lying with his feet on the hearthrug and a stream of blood flowing along the floor. Witness ran up at once to her mistress and asked her what was the matter with Willy. She replied, He aggravated me, and I was obliged to do it.' Witness then ran and called her master out of the drawing room. The prisoner was looking very wild, her eyes almost starting from her head, and she wag rocking herself backwards and wringing her hands. Her master ran and fetched the child, and witness went out and got Dr. Bull and a neighbour. There was a large-bladed knife in the breakfast room with blood, on it. Witness had used it about half an hour previous to give him some bread and butter. At that time the boy was writing in his copybook at the table, with hia mother sitting opposite to him with her arms folded. Crossr-examined • During the time she had lived with the prisoner she bad been a kind and affectionate mother. This witness, who was a most intelligent and respectable woman, detailed behaviour on the part of the prisoner affording strong presumption that her mind was unsound. David Hope, a surgeon, of the Lewisham Road, said he went to the prisoner's house about a quarter past four on the II th of May and found the boy lying on the floor, with a stream of blood flawing from a wound in his neck quite dead. It was a frightful gash, extending from ear to ear and down to the back bone. There was a knife, with fresh bleod on it. There had been attempts, after cutting the throat, to cut the head off. Witness then saw the prisoner, who was in a very excited state. Her husband who had been obliged previously to restrain her, and who was pacing the room in agony, saM, What are you going to do now ? You have killed my child. Now, what are you going to do to yourself ?' She made no answer. She wished to get to a particular drawer, and witness, thinking she desired to commit suicide, took hold of her hands to prevent her, and said, What made you do it ?' She replied, He aggravated me to do it. Cross examined I don't think at the time she was responsible. Mr. Frederick Fisher, general practinner, went to the house on the 11th of May to see the body. There was a wild appearance about the prisoner's features, but she had then sunk into a sort of melancholy condition. Cross examined Witness had medical charge of the prisoner after arrest. She seemed suffering from aberation of mind and, taking all tLe circumstnces, he did not think she was responsible at the time of the murder The Judge suggested at this stage that a verdict of acquittal should be taken, on the ground of insanity. The case having been further strengthened by the opinion of Mr. Gibbs, the surgeon of Newgate, that the prisoner was of unsound mind, the jury concurred in the sugges- tion, and returned that verdict, the prisoner being ordered to be detained during her Majesty's pleasure. 4b A CHILD ACCIDENTALLY POISONED BY A FATHER.— The Rev. Wm. Carroll, rector of St. Bride's, Dublin, ad- ministered a draught to his daughter, 13 years of age, on Thursday. She was suffering from bronchitis at the time. Shortly afterwards he discovered to his horror that he had in mistake given her a strong dose of lau- danum. Several physicians were immediately sent for and effort made to save the child, but she gradually sank and expired. NOVEL STRIKE.—Soma time ago it was resolved that before each service on the Sunday the bells of the parish church of Wem should be rung. No due care was taken to provide for the payment of the ringers, who were wholly indebted to voluntary subscriptions. They, however, thinking that their labour was not a necessity struck work last Sunday, declaring that they would not go on until their wages were doubled. SHOCKING FATALITY ix A RAILWAY.—On Wednesday evening the driver of the 6.45 pm. train from Chard noticed a man on the line about two miles the Taunton side of Ilminster. He blew his whistle, fully expecting the man to move off. He did not, however, do so and before the engine could bo pulled up the wheels struck, him, cutting him literally in two. It was afterwards discovered that the man was George Brown, a packer in the employ of the railway contractors, Messrs. Logan and Co. Whether the man did not hear the whistle or whether he committed suicide, cannot at present be as- certained. AN EMPTY COFFIN. —On Thursday last a very extra- ordinary and unacc. unt-tt-df circumstance occurred at Knutsford. A corpse wns to h ive been buried, and it was arranged that the fineral should be at the parish church at three o'clock Five minutes before the ap- pointed time the vicar arrived, and soon after the funeral party came up. The bearers rested at tin entrance, where the vicar generally meets the body. As the vicar was approaching,the sexton was helping to raise the coffin when with great astonishment he called out, Why, there is nothing in it. The astounded pr.rty found he was right, and returned hastily to the place whence they had come, to unscrew the coffin and place the body in it. The vicar waited their return to the church, and the funeral ceremonies Wi re solemnised in regular order.- Warrington Guardian A GOOD EXAMPLE.—An exemplary frrcrt is now being made by Mr. John Nightingale, the Mayor of Shrews- bury, to put down within the limit of his jurisdiction the practice of torturing calves (deeding them to death in order to obtain veiii. Air. has caused notices to be served upon each of the local butchers pointing out the infringement of the law of which they are guilty when practising the ordinary method of pre- paring veal for the market, and informing thern that in- structions have been given to the police to make fre- quent inspections of various slaughterhouses and to lay informations against any butcher upon whose premises the barbarous practice of bleeding is found to prevail. The county magistrates have also intimated their inten- tion of inflicting the highest penalty in all cases of con- viction obtained at their sessions. DIABOLICAL OUTRAGE ON THE MIDLAND RAIL- WAY.—About forty minutes pfist six on Friday morning an accident of a serious nature occurred at Windley, near Duffield, close to the Puss in Boots Inn, at the same place where a boy named Henry Booth was killed three weeks since, on the railway between Duffieid and Wirkswortb. It ap- pears that the workmen employed in constructing the line were proeeeding to their work in a truck wnich was propelled by an engine, when some person, at present unknown, having maliciously placed a sleeper across the line, about ten yards from the points, caused the truck to be turned over, thereby injuring the whole of the occupants,in number about thirty, the sleeper being unobserved by the driver, owing to the truck being placed in front of the engine. Medical assistance was im- mediately sent for, and five of the men were taken to the Derbyshire Infirmary, one of them having his collar bone broken, another his jaw broken, a third it was found necessary to amputate his arm at the elbow, a fourth had to have his finger taken off, and the fifth was cut and bruised all over body. The names of the five taken to the were Henry Douglas, Thomas Wilmot, Elias Sea > John Reede, and Thomas Betts. None escape being hurt; but the others were ordered to tbeif homes. Most of the injured persons were middle- aged men, with families. 0