BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS ^Gtices of Births, Marriagee, and Deaths, should be sent to ita in Manuscript, properly authenticated. W e cannot under- take tc search other papers for these announcements, whica are frequently found o be incorrectly printed, or turr out to be untrue. BIRTHS. On the 28th instant, at Hock House, Haverfordwest, the wife of Mr James Thomas, "f a son. On the 21st ins'ant, at B Ifn Street, in this town, the "ife of P.C. Daviee, No. 47 if the Pembrokeshire Con- stihuJary, of a daughter. Cct the 15th instant, at Hazel Hill, the wife of Wm. Robertson, Esq. of a daughter. 0*n the Hih instant, at Point House, Dale, the wife Of John W. Davies, EQq, of a sin. On the 18th instant, at Wj=t m, the wife of P.C. No. 33 01 the Pembrokeshire Constabulary, ofa son MARRIAGES. On the 18th inst., at the parish Chun'h, Fishguard, by Jho Rev W. Rowlands, viear, assisted by the Rev R y 'tiie), rector of St Nicholas, (by licence) Mr Thomas Jaioes, maltster, to Miss Amelia E. Roberts, both of guard. On the 18th instant, h, licence, at the Wesleyan Ollnpel, New King Stree', Ba'h, Mr Thomas Jones, of "'ne Street, Bristol, to Elizabeth Anne, vungest daugh- ter of Mr James Poolman, Frnme, Somerset. On the 11th instant, at Rhosi-r *-iher Church, near ^mbroke, by the Rev G H. So->tt, rector, Mr William **alliok, only son of the late Cap' WiHiatn Biddulph, of jjne Bengal Army, to Annie, eldest daughter of tbe late "If William Hugh Barnikel, of Pembroke. DEAlflS. On the 24th instant, at N..rth Street, Saint Martins, '2 .^8 town' Thomas Hughes, formerly of the Biiatol Trader, Milford, aged 72 vears. On Ihe 241h inst.. Mr John Evans, currier, High street, 10 this town, aged 53 On the 20th inst., at St Thomas Green, in this town, jjlisa, filth daughter of the late Mr J. D. Ribbon, *Ga<her of Music. On the 17th instant, at Barn Street, in this town, Oharles, fifth son of Mr James Llewhellin, cabinetmaker, aged 19 years. On the 23rd instant, of consumption, at H >ll) >rn, k^idon, Mr W. 0. P. Smith, eldest son of the late Mr "■ Smith, of Picton Place, in this town, aged 43. JOB the 22nd July, at the Royal Naval Hospital, ^'ymouth, after a few days' suffering, aged 21 years, »ohn Phiiipps Braine, assistant paymaster H M.S. "anopus,'fldest surviving son of R. P. Iirnine, E'«q, H.M. ^cokyard, Woolwich, and grandson of T. S. Ptiilippg, Re¡. Jeffreston, Co. Pembroke. This promising young Orgeor was beloved, as he is regre!ted, by all wboknt w 'IIro.
RAILROAD TnACKLAYER. The railroad trsckliver '8 Cow working along regularly at the rit "f a mile 5a?- The machine is a car 60ft. b>ni< and 10ft. wide. '■'• has a small engine on board for handling the ties and j^ils. The ties are carried on a common freight car be- rk1^' and conveyed by an endless chain over the top of machine, laid down in their places on the track, and ^hen enough are laid a rail is put down on each side in proper position and spiked down. The tracklayer then dances, and keeps on its work until the load of ties jja rajj8 k exhausted, when other car loads are brought. machine is driven ahead by a locomotive, and the or 'S ^one 80 rapidly that 6ft men are requited .to wait •1' K* ^U!; more wor'i f-han twine as ninny could "7 the old system, and the work is done quite as well, -that contractor of the road gives it as his opinion eh<? improved by making a few »n the method of handling rails and ties it will j," put down five or six miles per day. This will §8 f(Pr • P03S^'e to lay down track twelve times as fast W'6 Usua' ra,e band, and it will d> the wirk at expense. The invention will be of immense import* j. to f*ie country in connexion with the Pacific Rail *Q, which, it was calculated, could be bnilt as fast as De track could be laid, and no faster but hereafter the Peed will be determined by the grading, which cannot j.^&nce much more than five miles a dav. Thirty mil of dollars have already been invested on the Pacific auroad, and if the time of completion is hastened one ^6ar by this tracklayer, as it will be if Central and ■n Companies have money enough to grade each <j0^ lea a day, there will be a saving of 3,000,000 dol!lrs on interest alone on that one road.Alla Cali- ^TBAGMHNABY PEDESTRIAN FEAT.—On Monday ernoon George Davidson, of Hoxton, a pedestrian of j„ .9' undertook for a wa?er of £ 200 to walk 21 miles firo 00 k°urs> round Mr Jones's enclosed ground at the performance to those who may not be V, centi in pedestrianism is, when completed, a ma: *Cc0|,8 one, and that has only been fairly and honestly \&0,lJplisbed by one man, viz, the celebrated Charles t^stball, who successfully performed the distance cn tlL^ewinarket-road, on February 20 h, ,1858 since «(),} A°°ner, of Turnham-green Miles, of Brixton y?or8e Topley, of Fulham, have attempted the feat espied but Davidson, who has been untiring in his cf tLl0ns to aohieve a great name, was fancied by some Peft best jud6e8> and hence the match. Davidson ap- ti0n on the course at six o'clock in splendid condi- evei.' Rtld two to 1 was laid on time; these odds, how- *lllr ^6re ma*eri|i^J' reduced* when the pedestrian had seven and a half miles in 60 min. 30 sees., and *a '8 of tbe proceedings six to four on time was sWt ^avi^son's backers even offering' to take a W. Prioe, at which they were accommodated. He °n well, and accomplished 10| miles:—half the i»j ,aiiC6—- in one hour 25 min. 16 sees, or 4 min 41 sees. 9.CflQd. Level money was now laid freely, and David- >ent oven faster than before, but after thirteen 14 '101 he began to tire very fast and lose ground, so that ill') betting went against him as high, as 10 to I at I6| 14 O' he siruggled gamely on, however, and Bhortly ^Pped altogether, doing the 16f miles in 2 hours 12 l5j • 15 sec., and not concluding the match which, as as it went, was a very good performance. (^^THER MOUKTAIX ON FIRE. — A portion, of the of hills running through mid Shropshire, known 4fe e Longmynds, has been the scene of an extensive m possessed a special feature of danger, as it ^e\°Ut w*thin a short distance of the powder maga the f 0Dgino t° the county volunteer artillery brigade. <t which appeared to break out in eeveral places observed from Church Stretton, about nine t>le eveninK> an<^ the alarm spreading, a large ihe inhabitants of the town started for the v ai(i in extinguishing it. Tho flames, however, the dry gorse, spread with fearful rapidity, and iin neighbourhood of the powder magazines to burn, a telegram was despatched to the at Shrewsbury, and, as soon as they could be 'H;ij l°^» a strong body of artillerymen arrived bv special ^^ese, aided by a gang of labourers and volun- a thotlQa^ne^ at Work all nigh', and by ei^ht o'clock K 11 (j,°aorn",S tbe "fire wks got dnder. It is supposed ) efl!e originated in a light incautiously dropped e ,ilH excur3ionist.s who frequent the hills, and "a3 ^een °ffered for the discovery of the S OF a "^igh LATtTUDE.—In a debate in the Uepresentatives at Wasbingtoo «ti the stHnt, on the Bill appropriating 7,000,000. the purchase of Alaska, Mr Stevens (of arguing that the acquisition-would *ery valuable, maintained that the wealth pi aters is almost incredible. He stated that N Sfears since two schooners passing into Beh- j the Othtraas found the lierrings packed one upon <9^thiep' 'rona the bottom of the ocean to the top. not °Ve them could move. One iJ^Ptains attempted to run them down, and upon them and broke its back. Some ?°0^er\ku"bed' ^>ut Stevens assured the ^^aj. 'ast year he saw one of the captains, nt that this was an actual fact, SUICIDE. An inquest was; held on Tuesday, in the board-room of the workhouse, St; George's-in-the-East. respecting the death of Mary Ann Claridge, aged 29 years. George Washingson Fnrd. a gunmaker, residing in Whitechapel, said that he knew the deceased, who was a pickle-bottler. He kept company with her, or rather used to walk out with her, for five weeks past. Last Friday evening be was with her and her father When walking with her he said, "Polly, I have taken the shillinR-I have enlisted She said, Don't tell me that. George—you will break my h^art altogether.' Witness had been fourteen weeks out of work through having broken his arm, and as he could not act work again, owing to the slackness. of trade, be thought it best to enlist. The deceased was very sorry, and said she wanted 'o go to St. Gaorge's-in-the-East to see a friend named Jenny very particularly. On the way witness treated her. and then said, 'Now we have spent the Queen's shillling.' When near the London Dock Bride she sud- denly riii to the railings and threw herself into the water. He ran after her, and throwing off his coat leapt in to save her. He got hold of her, and dragged her to the side of the basin, supporting her with one arm and holding on with the other. He shouted for help, but the weakness of his broken arm caused him to give way before help arrived, and she sank. When the boat came witness again got hold of her and got her out into the boat. She bad spoken of poisoning herself, but not of drowning. Mr John Wells. surgeon, said that lie tried all means of resuscitating the deceased, but without avail The jury returned a verdict of 'Suicide while of unsound mind. MOBBING MORMON PREACHERs.-On Sunday after- noon two Mormon missionaries i-oinmeticed a mission in Shiel Park, and one of them held forth on the merits of their -act to the assembled crovVd. For some time this daring attempt at proselytism was borne patiently, and the Mormons were "subject only to occasional witticisms and sxall practical jokes. At length a well-dressed man came and spoke to one of the brethren, but. seemingly without effect, for, having waited a few minutes, and finding that the harangue still went on, he fared about. and cryins 'Friends, 'we'll have no Mormons hi-re,' commenced to hustle the preachers. The flame bad evidently smouldered, for in an instant the unhappy pair were surrounded by a hooting crowd, who hustled, bonneted, and pelted them without mercy. It was, with the greatest difliculty that they escaped, and only after having had a most severe handling Mormonism is evi- dently not in the ascendant in Liverpool. DUOWNKD IN THE DEE.-An accident has occurred on the Dee, at Farndon, near Wrexham, which has resulted in the death of the Rev James Burrows, the curate of Boughton, near Chester. The rev gentleman, in company with a voung lady to whom he was he- trothed, and her father and brother, had taken a boat u jon the river Dee, at Farndon, for a pleasure excur.iion, about three o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, the 12th instant. They proceeded down the river, when they got out, and the rev gentleman and lady's brother went to the junction of the rivers Alun and Dee for the purpose of bathing. By some means, however, the reverend tfentleman got out of his depth, and was carried away by the s'ream and drowned. Upon the alarm being given, numbers hastened to the spot and commenced a search for tne bndv The young hdy, in a most piteous state of mind, remained by the deceased's clothes all night, and until the body was recovered next morning.- The deceased was a m'jst exemplary minister, and highly esteemed by his congregation and friends, who are deeply distressed by bis, untimely end. A similar occurrence took place at Cor wen on Tuesday, when Mr Williams, cle k to the board of guardians, was drowned while bathing in the D\e. NINE- PERSONS DROWNED. 011 Thursday, the 13th instanl, a frightful accident occurred near Pontypool. A pleasure party, composed of members of the family of Mr James E-sex, surgeon, of Commercial Street, Pontypool, and of Mr E. B. Edwards, solicitor, Glanwern House, Pontypool, with some young ladies who were visiting at Mr Essex's had gone up -n the fishpond, at the Glyn, in an open boat, and were returning to the landing place when a leak was discovered. The party, in great alarm, shrieked for help, and Luke Sanger, boatman, living at the sidecf the pond, put off in another boat to their aid. As he neared them they all turned towards him, and b th boats were upset. This was about a quarter to eight o'clock: lr. a few miuutes nine persons sank and were drowned. The deceased dre-Miss Eleanor Essex, (grown up), eldest daughter of Mr Essex Miss Janet Sloper (grown up); Misi Fanny Ion (grown up), daugh- ter of Mr William Ion, of Abersychan; Miss James, daughter of the Rev Dr. James, rector of Panteg; Mas- ter Campbell Edwards, aged 16; Miss Kate Edwards, aged 15 Miss Jessie Edwards, aged 12; Master Gran- ville Edwards, aged 11; an<j Luke'Sangcr, the boatman, between 50 and 60 years of age, who has left a widow and a family. By eleven o'cl u,k the bodies recovered were those of Miss Essex, Miss Sloper, Master Campbell Edwards, and Luke Sanger. These were carried into Sanger's house and laid side by side on beds. Before two all were found, and Mr Edwards's children who were in the boat and saved were conveyed to Glanwern House, while four of the elder young ladies, also saved, were taken to Mr Essex's. WOLF HUNT.— The do an ac- count of a chase while lately took place in the neigh- bourhood of the village of Mallemort after a she wolf, which appears to have amply sustained the family reputation for ferocity. The animal first attacked a workman, named Louiset.Otrho levelled a blow at her with a spade, but unfortunately missed his aim then his antagonist threw herself upon him, bit him terribly upon the arm, and then pursued her way. After rushing about the streets of the village she made her way into an enclosure, where a poor pid, infirm man was seated. She rushed at him, wounded him fearfully in the side sihd bead, and tore his shoulder. All this was done so quickly that no help could be rendered. A minute after, however, finding herself surrounded by a number of men, she sprang over their heads, rushed down a steep descent, and crouched amidst a clump of trees. Amongst the crowd was a lame man named Gregoire, a waggoner, a very brave fellow. This man made up his mind to be the death of this terrible beast. Regardless of those who reminded him of his infirmity, be broke through the crowd and made his way to the thicket. The excitement | rose to the highest pitch. The .enraged,.wolf casting her ei es around soon espied her enemy, and darted upon him, when he most adroitly cqntrived to plunge into her chest the points of a pitchfork with which he had armed him- self. Then, without in the least degree losing his pre- sence ofmind, he, by a desperate effort, ttirned the brute right over, pinning her down on the side, when she was easily despatched with a few blows. A BRUTAL CUSTOM.—An old-fashioned Welsh custom has just been revived in the little village of Waenfawty North Wales. A man named Williams, who^had become separated from his wife, and got married again, and with his second wife took up his residence at Waeafawr, at the house of his sister. This circumstance greatly shocked the neighbours and after persecuting the second wife for a long time, in the hope of getting rid of her, they, a few evenings ago, got a ladder, freshly tarred, and assembling in force before the: house where Mrs Williams lodged, demanded that she should be given up to them, so that they might "carry her about the roads." Mrs Roberts, her sister, went to the window, and be- seeched them to go a way; but they firmly declare that they would stay there a week if necessary, and that if Mrs Williams did notshortly come out they would break in and carry her off. After a little further parley, they began to carry out the latter portion of their threat, and after they bad forced the lock of the front door, and broken several of the windows, Mr Roberts; who was lying in bed dangerously ill, said that Mrs Williams roust go out. She gave herself up accordingly, and was placed upon the ladder in an upright position, with her legs apart, and thrust thr iptgh two of tIíespaces between the rounds. The ladder was then hoisted upon 1, the shoulder of two men, and from ten till midnight, when they brought her home, half dead, the woman was carried about the roads, her bearers being relieved by others in the crowd as they became tired. A policemm witnessed the proceedings, following the procession for two miles, but be dared not interfere. lie, however, took down the names of, ten men and two women whom he recognized in the crowd, and on being brought before the magis- trates they w.ere convicted of an assault, and fined 20s each, including co=ts. A.solicitor appeared on behalf ot the defendants, and pleaded in extenuattoa of the offence 8 e that it was an old fashioned way among neighbours, which had been prevalent in Wales in former yere." OVERDOSE OF LAUDA^P^ "7^ ver^, melancholy tsveiit occurred on CongPefdn. fJenrJr Schofield, surgeon, having a considerable practiv"'e In that town, being much afflicted with toothaehe, has Ih"'en in the habit of takinjt laudannm to mitigate the pain, ,^n Tuesday he took a larger dose than usua?, and symptoms of poisoning were immediately perceived. Medical aid was obtained II- quickly as pos-ible. arid every effort mad0^ pjeRt th* liquid, but without success. Mr Schofield in gr"dl agony. He was highly respected in CongIetO.tL He was married, hut has left no family. ALLEGED MANSLAUGHTER..—An inquest was held at Westminster Hospital on Thtirsdav evening respecting the rlpa!h of Jessie Neilson, aged 51 years, who. it wa? alleged, had been thrown downstairs and killed by her husband. Abraham Neilson, the husband, said that he resided at 57, Regent-street, Westminster. The deceased was his wife, and had fiven way to habits of intemper- ance for years. On Sunday morning last he went to look for his coat to dress himself, when he found that the deceased had sold it to buy drink with. It being the only coat he had, he sent round to his brother's and got the loan of one. When the deceased came in she was going upstairs. He stopned her, and sa?d, What have you done with mv cotit ?' She made no reply, and fell backwards d wn the stairs. Blood then ran from her neck. John Cooper, 57, Regent street, said that "n tJ;e Sunday morning he saw the deceased drunk, and heard the breaking of pfllS in her riom. EPzabetK Dunse said that deceased's boy. about 12 vear-* "f age, told witness that her husband knocked her d n the stairs. Poliee- constable Gentson, 5" P. tat(id that "n mornin,- he was called to 5,7, .R"g«nt.»treet. and f und the de- ceased lying on theflo r. He sa'd t • h r Is it true tha, your husband knocked von d<iwn stairs ?' She replied, My little boy knows all alnii, it/ Deceased died in tJ e hospital on Tuesday, from injury to the h, ck of her head. After a great deal of other evidence had b-'en .heard, the coroner summed up, and said hp. did not think it right to examine the boy, as he was under age, btr if the jury were not satisfied with tH> evidence thev could return an open verdict. The jurv, however, firmly believed that deceased had fallen down stair*, ;10.1 returned a verdict that deceased died from injuries to the head caused by an accidental fall. SUNSTROKE.—Cases of Sunstroke are occurring with extraordinary frequency in all parts of the country. Six cases of sunstroke have occurred in E^sex within the last two or three days, principally among labourers in the harvest fisdd, and several of them have proved fatal. Two were at Witham, one of the men dying at the time, and the other on Thursday morning and of three cases in the neighbourhood of Saffron Waldon nn" proved fatal after the man struck had lingered for some hours. There have also been several cases of death by sunstroke in the neighbourhood of Hertford during the last few dars. On Thursday Mr Sworder, the Hertford coroner, held in- quests on three persona who had thus been killed. One of them a marine siore dealer, named John Shaw, who on Wednesday was driving his cart along the Wes' Mill road, just outside the town of Ware, when he was sud- denl, attack"d, and being carried into a neighbouring publichouse, died immediately. On the same dav, a man harvesting in a field close to Gilston Park, and another who had was cutting wheat in a field at Hadham, were struck down, and died immediately. A younp; man play- ing in a cricket, match at Essendan, and a hbourer working in a field close to Panshanger Ptrk, aiso Buffered sunstrokes, but hopes are entertained of their recovery. On Friday information was received by Mr W. Payne, the City coroner, of the death of Charles Fisk, aged twenty years, from the effec's of a sunstroke. The deceased was a jouneyman baker. On Wednesday, be- tween two and tree o'clock in the afternoon, he- was pushing a baker's barrow up Fleet Street, when he suddenly fell to the ground. He was picked up and carried to Saint Bartholomew's Hospital, where he died in an hoar after his admission. On the same afternoon, a dairyman, whilst walking along the pavement, in Far- ringdon Street, fell dead from the effects of the heat. REMARKABLE SUICIDE.—.— An inquest was H^LD on Friday, at the Bank of England Tavern, Pad dingtou, respecting the death of Frederick Pack barn, aged 17 years. The deceased had been em ployed as a porter at Mr VYiiiteley's, linen draper, in Westbourne-grove, for about three months, le was a steady lad, and no complaints whatever had beet) made respecting him. He happened to like the housemaid, a girl named Anna Eliza Young, and wished to pay his addresses to her. This, however, she declined; and after having threatened to commit suicide, and also to murder the girl, he shot himself. The principal witness at the inquest was, of course, the girl Yo ii n She said, 1 know the deceased. I saw him on Tuesday morning at ten o'clock. He was in his usual health. He was paying his addresses to me but I did not encourage him. On Tuesday after- noon he asked me if I loved him. I said, I No, I liked him as a friend, but nojhing more. He said. Very well,' and wanted to bid me good bye. I asked him wljere he was going to, and be said be was going home. He faid he had asked me for my portrait, and I said I did not intend him to have it, but if he would not do anything to me or to himself he should have one. He showed me a pistol, and I was afraid he would do something to me. He pulled the pistol from under his waist- coat and said that was for me the next time I upset him. This was at three o'clock. He had often asked me for my portrait during the past month, and he asked me again just before he shot him- self. I saw the pistol first at three o'clock. He saw thai it upset me, and he then said he would not hurt me with it. I went and told the cook. I did not think he would shoot himself, and I did not think he would shoot me. He seemed much excited when he left me, at a quarter to five. He said be was going home, and I caught bold of him and asked him to remain till after supper time, when I would talk with him, as I bad no time then.' Other witnesses having been examined and statements made respecting the firing of the pistol and the finding of the dying body in the coal cellar, Anna-Young was recalled, and examined again respecting what transpired between her and deceased on the day when he shot himself. She said Deceased came, to me between three and four o'c!ockr and when he s&w I was frightened be gave me the pistol so that I should be sure be would not hurt me with it. About a quarter to five (the boy had been home, put on a clean collar, and bid good-bye to his mother) became tome and asked for the pistol. I asked him what he wanted to do with it. He said he did not want to d') anything with it except take it home, as he did not. like leaving it behiud. I had previously given it to the cook, who tried it, and said it was not loaded, so I gave it up to him. A minute before he went into tl) £ ce.lar he came and took hold of my hand, and bid me good-bye. I asked him to stop a minute, but he ran, into the cellar, and left the door a little open. I followed to the cellar, and said, If be wants to shoot me let him.' Just, then he fired the pistol. The father of de- ceased explained that deceased probably loaded the pistol when he put his clean collar on," as some large shot ivtre found,on the bed. The jury re- turned a verdict that deceased committed suicide whilst in an unsound state ol mind. .Exm,osioN OF PETROLEUM AT bEA —On Sanday night last the steamer Coniston left. Liverpool for Lancaster with petroieam on .boarb. About one o'clock on Monday morning an apparent explo- sion and afterwards a fire were observed about ten miles from tbe north-west lightship. As the Coniston has not yet arrived at Lancaster and a cfisk of petroleum washed ashore at Southporthas been identifiedas part of the cargo shipped by:her, it is believed that she was btott n up and loundered. The supposition is thtt there was a leak, and that the vapour of the petroleum reached the furnaces. The Coniston had a crew of eight men. STRENGTH OF THE VOLUNTEERS.—A Parliamen- tary paper has been published which gives the re- turns of the several volunteer corps in Great Bri- tain, stating in each case the maximum establish- ment, the number of enrolled members, the number of efficients, the number of efficients entitled to an extra certificate, distinguishing the consolidated corps entitled to an adjutant from the administra- tive regiments, and Ul)der each administrative re- giment; stating the several corps composing it> I I z> with the head-quarters of each regiment and corps, stating also ;he total numbers of men under each head in each county. The nnmbeis are founded on the .annua! return due the 1st day of December, 1867 Tho total numbers show that there are in all 1,297 corns that be maxima n establishment was 215,812 of whom 155,216 were efficient, and 32.648 non-cfficieiv, th" total number of enrolled members b z-iiifr 137,861. The nutn- her of members who cirn;, i "e extra 10s was 90,588 STRVHGE ACCIDENT.- R.)ger Onions, first whip to the Quorn, was accidentany killed the other day. rhe circumstances, as sooken to at the inquest by Gillard, the huntsman, WPK t '.ese: tie (the hunts- man) and deceased, II'irh ;J o her whipper-in, J. Goddard, were in Garendon Park with the young hounds, showing them the d^j>. in order to break (hem from, running them In v>ou? three hours they turned toAyards the lodge wi; •• 'he intention of returning to Quorn. On thnir -v-.y through the park deceased saw a lame dfe)-, and snemed anxious to show it to the hounds, so lif, oiled towards it. The deer ran a'vay, and deceased started his horse in order to turn it in Iront of the hounds. He called to deceased to stop. hut he appeared not to hear him, and went on, and the deer and his horse came in collision. The deer fell and the horse rolled over it sideways. The deer got up and lan away, and deceased's foot being in the stirrup, lie was dragged, but only about two yards, when his foot was liberated. They raised him up. but he was insensible. Mr Wood, of Sheepshed, and afterwards Mr Palmer, of Loughborough, were sent for, and did what they could for him, but he never became conscious and died about six in the evening.-Pall Mall Gazette- FREISCH AND FANCY BREAD.-Every now and then, when people have leisure for a little of what has been called "petty law," the "fancy-bread question is mooted and remooted the question being, whether or no the Sale of Bread Act requires bakers to sell cottage and tin loaves by weig t, or whether they fall under the exception in favour of French and fancy bread." We have no doubt whatever, in our own mind, that if a case ever w ut up to a superior court, the decision would h- that cottage and tin loaves must be sold ny wc!gh! just as any other, though country jusiu-.es have diHVred on the point. But in the meantime she bikers say that they cannot afford to s. tt sucli bread like ordinary bread, because the weight undergoes such an extra diminution in the making. Let us not be hard on the bakers, let us all live and iet live, and if it costs more to produce 411} of this bread th in 4lb of the common kind, by all means let the baker charge more for it. If he announced openly- household loaves 8d a quartern, and tin loaves 9d, or as the case maybe, we should not grumble. But what we find fault with is that the baker should all the while pretend to be selling it at the loner rate. The poorer people buy a good deal of bread of this kind, and if it is not sold by weight what pro- tection have they ? That some projection is needed is Li uq ties tio Journal. POISONED BY SinYcHMA.—!)r Lankester held an inquest on Saturday at No. 1. Kensington Palace-gardens, on view of the body of Miss Louisa Jane Bland Campbell, aged 32. Deceased had recentlv arrived in London, on a visit from Scotland, in ill-health, and according to prescrip- tion was to have taken at regular intervals (at meal times) five drops of strychnia in water. On Thursday, before dinner, she poured the prescribed portion of strychnia from a bottle which contained four grains into another bottle very similar in appearance. Upon going down to dinner she took up the bottle containing the three grains in mistake for the one into which blia had put the one grain, and the difference in quantity was not subsequently noticed, as the small dose of sirychnia bad been mixed with other fluid in the bottle. Upon arriving at the dinner table, de- ceased emptied the bottle she bad taken by mis- take into some water, and drank the mixture. She immediately sprang up in great alarm, ex- I z!l claiming, My God, my God I have taken poison I have taken the wrong medicine'—and then rushed into the drawing room. A medical man was sent for, but she expired in great agony in half an hour. The coroner remarked that it would be most advisable to put all poisonous medicines in black bottles, which would sufficiently distin- guish them. He thought he could have saved the lady if he had been present, as a spoonful of mus- tard or come common table salt were remedies that might have been applied with success. The ver- diet was Death from the accidentally taking of a poisonous dose of strychnia. Z5 AUSTRALIAN MEAT FOR THE MILLION.—A private letter from Maryboro', Queensland, contains the fol- lowing :—" I have just paid a visit, with the managing partner, to the*great boiling-down establishment. It is about eight miles from this town, on a bend of the river Mary, and in a pretty part of the bush-up and down steep hills, between trees, till th^ boiling-down place lies before you in a cleared space of land. It is a very extensive establishment, with 100 men employed, and their houses form a small village. Sometimes they kill and boil down 1,400 or 1,500 head of cattle per month. These they buy and kill as soon as they arrive, as they do not fatten or kill their own beasts. The kiliing is a very simple oro- cess, for after the requisite number is driven into the yard a man up above on a staging walks round and thrusts a sharp, flat-edged spear through the spinal cord, just behind the horns, and the bea^t falls as though shot. I think it must be much in the same way that the matador kills the bu Is in Spaia. This being over, the boiling down commences. How the extract is made is a secret, and ho one is ever admitted into the room where this is done. About 40 pounds of meat make one pound of extract, so it is naturally, rather expensive. I was allowed to go into one room where strangers are seldom taken and in this the extract came hot and of a very iightcolotii- through pipes leading from the secret room above. It looked just like beef tea, and was very nice to the ta ite, but in that condition it would not keep for two hours, so somethingis done which alters it before it is ready for shipping, which gives it a darker co:our and a less delicate flavour. It is sent to England in large tin cylinders/and not in those little pots in which it is sold there. Every part of the bullock is made use of. The fat is made into tallow; oil is made from the feet; whilst the skin; hair, and horns are sold, j There is a large room for smoking the tongues,aud the refuse meat is given to the pigs, which anima's, instead of being eaten, are boiled down for lard. It is a very complete establishment, and there has been a large oiHtay on plant and machinery. I am told there is no extract of meat made anywhere else, except in South America; but as it is there made from wild bulls the flesh is not nearly so good, and the extract consequently podrer."