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THE PROSECUTION OF EX-GOVERNOR EYRE. The following letter appeared in the Times of Saturday:— Sir,-As in their unceasing prosecutions of ex- Governor Eyre the Jamaica Committee have so far succeeded as to send my distinguished friend to stand a new trial at the Court of Queen's Bench, the means already subscribed to defend his cause will soon, I fear, be exhausted. Under these circumstances I was delighted to receive this morning the following letter from Lord Overstone. This spontaneous expression of the feelings of a nobleman so calm-minded and so just will, I trust, operate powerfully in eliciting fresh contributions, and thus enable the Eyre Defence Fund to cope with such persevering assailants. I am, Sir, your obedient servent, RODERICK MURCHISON. 16, Belgrave Square. Carlton Gardens, May 21, 1868, "My dear Sir Roderick,—I have hitherto ab- stained from taking any part, and, indeed, from,, expressing any opinion, with regard to the legal proceedings which for so long a time have been directed against Governor Eyre. But these pro- ceedingli have now reached a point at which, i* appears to me, he is entitled to look for the sym- pathy and support of the public. That appeal he has made in a few stirring words which he addressed to the magistrate before whom he was arraigned, and which appear to have excited a spontaneous outburst of approval from the bystanders even io a court of justice. I shall be mistaken if they do not elicit a warm response from many a British heart. "Englishmen have always been ready and just in their recognition of services rendered in the faithful discharge of great duties, and at the same time considerate and generous when called upoO to discharge the painful duty of criticizing errors of judgment which may have occurred in circum- stances of perilous emergency, full of difficulty and of danger. These virtues, I trust, are not yet ob- literated from our national character. Funds, I understand, are really required for the effectual defence of Governor Eyre, and that pecuniary ruin is one of the cruel and unjust con- seqnei ces which may arise from the present pro- ceedings. This can never be permitted. I enclose my draught for R200 in discharge of my share of a public duty, which I doubt not will be widely recognized, and if recognized will be cheerfully fulfilled. "Yours very faithfully, OVERSTONE.. r, Sir Roderick Murchison." THE PENSIONS for distinguished or merit.olice service, vacant by the appointment of Horns, Longfield, and Grattan. to regimental1 co. lonelcies, have been given to Colonels K. Ð* Mae", kenzie, Deputy Adjutant General in IrelaudrKob«^ Pratt, 23rd Fusiliers, and R. j, Eager, 3ut gegtl These rewards are well deserved. Col. Maekensif' has been hirty seven years in the army, andtfefveP with great ability on the Staff in the Crimea, in China in 1860. Colonel Pratt has beero in army since 1837: was with the 41st in the campaign of 1862, in the Crimea, and in the mutiny in 1858 aad 1859- Colonel Eagar's flj** commission bears date 18S0, and his services comprise the Affghan and Crimean tampaigus-" Army and Navy Gazette-. FATAL CARRIAGE ACCIDENT.—On "Wednesday Mr Joseph Clarke, oil merchant, of Leeds, ",8 driving in a phaston Sown Beeston-bill near Ho^eC Cemetery, in that'town, when the horse became un" manageable, and galloped down the ripid descend Mr Clarke had with him his wife and sister, and the whole party "Were dreadfully alarmed. While tb* horse was at fall speed Mr Clarke jumped out ofth01 phaeton and broke one of Ms legs. Mrs Clark* retained heir seat only for a short time longer, flung hersetff from the vehicle. She fell to the gr on the'back of her head and was picked up blei Miss Clarke immediately after attempted escape in the same way, but was pitched on head and killed on the spot, Mrs Clarke removed to her own house at Beeston, and aid soon reached her, but on Thursday she remaiPe in a precarious condition. •PRAISEWORTHY MUNIFICSNCE.—Mr Mark Fi^j the Master Cutler of Sheffield, is about to erect*0 endow thirty-six almshouses, at a cost of £ 24,Of"' The houses are to be erected on a site of two «c*ej of land, at Hanging Water, Ranmoor, a beatit' r, neighbourhood, and a favourite quarter of Shfcaield well-to-do classes, and are to accommod3* twenty-four single persons, either men or wool and twelve married couples. The charity will Pf open to natives of Sheffield, without respect r religious^ belief. Each single inmate will seven shillings per week, and each married co\e ten shillings. A chapel will be erected for the of the inmates, and there will a house for governor. Each house is to be twq storeys and will contain a living room twelve foot a bedroom of the same size, and a cellar d'. for pantry and coals, and gas and water will be laid on to every house. WRECK OF THE STEAMER GARONNE.-—We regret to announce that at four a.m. on intelligence was received from Penzance ing the loss of the fine steamer Garonne, Drew, belonging to Messrs Moss and Co.'s deaux line, and which left that port on Wedne?^ for Liverpool. It would appear that on night, the weather being bad, she struck o0 Buck Rock, near the Land's End, and bec»,jJc total wreck. The telegrams reported that t"o bodies of Captain Drew, a lady passenger, all dtbet children had been washed ashore, and that 0 ,jty bodies were floating about, along with a quftDJeJ, of cargo, a portion of which had been beft £ o & Among the lost are also believed to be Mr (chief officer), the two stewards, and about teen passengers. The vessel being a favourite and Captain Drew being much respected, there a great demand for berths on board of her, t0 » gentleman (a Mr Oliphant) gave up his berth j#. lady who particularly wished to go by the je*ere Among those who were known to he on board jjr Mr Muir and family (Mr Muir and boy weref«^fl» who had eugaged seven berths; Mrs \ot\ who had engaged six berths and Mr Tar.n^rftbS-' Mrs M'Lellan, who had engaged three We believe these parties were returning ft0t* O0& to Glasgow, via Liverpool. Mr Wilson, the officer, with eight men and two of the passef^g reached the shore in one of the ship's ^0 Garonne was a comparatively new steamer oj by tons burden, 90-horse power, and was L0jitS> Messrs Earle, of Hull. She had five lafg^ and was well found in every respect. O&P j.JjiS was a careful and experienced seaman, gtby widow and children will have the deep syW of all who knew him. Priuted and Published by the Proprietors, tbejr LLEWFLUN and THOMAS WHICHKB DAVI^I R ^ARY, Office in High-street, in the Parish of §a'n In the County of the Town of Haverfordwe8' Wedneailay, May 27i 1868. J.