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NAVAL REVIEW AT SPITHEAD. The squally character of the weather on Wednesday detracted greatly from the anticipated majesty tlnd grand- ewr of the Naval Review at Spithead. A heavy and rough sea set in from the Needles, with a strong south-westerly breeze, and outside the Isle of Wight it reached that condition described by sea-shore folk as a 4 good half gale.' Instead of the manosuvres showing the surprising skill and dexterity with which our sailors manage the vast structures they man, the result was that the Queex, with the SULTAN, who had gone to join her in Cowas Roads, simply inspected the two lines of iron-clad and wooden three-deckers and then, after a lengthened de- lay, waiting for the weather to moderate, returned to Osborne. If, however, the review was a failnre, owirg to causes over which it was impossible to have any con- trol, the inspection furnished a magnificent sight, and the spectacle, in many respects, lost harcly anything—if, indeed, it did not gRin- by the roughness of the weather. The saluting was splendid, and when the two lines en- gaged at anchor, and the gun boats attacked the sbore forts, which replied with great vigour, the picture was- most impressive, and one which will linger long in the memories of those who saw it. The spectators were numbered by tens of thousands, to whom the weather- was a great source of discomfort. COMMUNICATION BETWEEN WEXFORD AND ,SOUL'H WVLES. CFrom the Wexford Constitution). WE are glad to find that this subject, which we have so frequently urged upon the notice of the public, ensraired the serious attention of the Grand Jury on Wednesday. It was brought forward by Mr LeHunte, who, after explaining the nature of the project, proposed thnt a memorial should be sent by their body, signed bv the Foreman, to the Lord Lieutenant, seeking his Excellency's co- operation, and that a committee be appointed for the purpose of furthering the scheme. Both t'hesci propositions were passed unanimously, the Grand Jury appearing to take great interest in the sub- ject, and to be desirous to see the project success- fully carried out. In our article on the subject, oa. Wednesday, we stated that we ought not to seek* and could not expect, any other aid from Govern- ment, in the meantime, that a loan of such sum of money as might be required to construct the pro- posed harbour in the South Bay, and we are glad to find that the grand Jury do not go beyond that in their memorial. If we have confidence in the suc- cess of the project, we must demonstrate it by executing the necessary railway works, from pri- vate resources, in the usual way. The names of the gentlemen appointed on the committee form a guarantee that everything that can he done b)' individuals and by companies to put tlle contem- plated new barbour in railway communication with the north and west of Ireland will be effected. On. the other side. the railway system of England is completed to within a very few miles of the Bay of Fishguard and, indeed, the construction of the 71 remaining portion of the lines is only in abeyance until the lines on the Irish side are in an advanced state. We trust that the requisite works on this side of the channel will be speedily put into opera- tion, and to see. within two or three years, the successful completion of the project, and of a fleet first-class steam vessels plying between Rosslare cl and the port of Fishguard. Now that this subject is exciting so much in- terest, it would be a great advantage to the people of Wexford and the district, if an opportunity were afforded them of visiting that town with which it is probable they will, before long, be intimately connected. We would like to sail across the pro- posed highway, and personally inspect and inquire into the capabilities of the Bay of Fishguard. The Dodder would be an excellent boat to make the passage in, and we believe that Mr Pitt, the agent, would be glad to put her on Lr an experimental trip. If he arranged to do so. ne are sure that a large number of gentlemen interested in the scheme would be happy to avail themselves of the privi- lege of making the voyage. An excursion of this sort would also create additional interest in the project, and as that is a great desideratum, we trust that arrangements may be made for making the trip.

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