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LIABILITY OF INSKEEFBIIS.—At the Manchester Assiaes Mr Slater, a bleacher, brought nn action to recover £}7, and the value of a diamond ring, against the Chester Queen Railway Hotel Company. On the 5th May the plaintiff, with a companion named A ins worth, attended Chester Races. They did not arri-vo at the hotel till late, and were obliged to occupy the same bed. After supper they went to the subscription-rooms for a short time,, and returned to the hotel about one o'clock, when they im- mediately went upstairs. Before the plaintiff went to bed he put his money, amounting to £ 17 in gold, and a diamond ring for which he had given £5.0, into the left- hand pocket of his trousers, which he placed on a chii-r near the door. Mr Ainsworth put his money into his trousers pocket, and bolted the door before he got into bed. In the morning they found that the door was open, and that the trousers had been disarranged &).d the money and diamond ring stolen. They examined the door, and found that the bolt did not go into the socket, but slipped below it. On the manageress being called, she ridiculed the idea of there being a robbery, and in- sulted the prosecutor.. For the defence it was urged that the prosecutor must have been robbed before coming to the hotel, and it was stated that the bolt was in a work- ing condition. The learned judge, after referring to the flat contradictions, told the jury that as the Act of Par- liament had been exhibited in a public part of the hotel the defendants were not liable for more than XID, for which amount the jury found a verdict. THE BRITISH AR!ilY.-A Parliamentary return shows the numbers, officers and men, serving in the army in the last nine years. In 1859 the number of the regular army—cavalry, infantry, artillery, engineers, sappers, and miners-was 218,447, and the militia, volunteers, and eurolled pensioners brought the total up to 339,124. In-1860 the regular army increased to 228,791, and the large addition to the volunteer force brought the total number np to 462,511. In 1861 the regular army num- bered 227,005, and a further addition to the volunteers brought the total to 483,672. In 1862 the numbers were 215,879 and 512,245; in 1863, 222,688 and 527,211; in 1864, 215,975 and 530,058; in 1865, 213,612 and 523,391; in 1866, 204,614 and 514,680; in 1867, 201,396 regular army and 518,770 total, in- cluding Militia, Volunteers, and enrolled pensioners. The Volunteers were 14 981 in 1859 133.312 in 1860, 176,571 in 1861, 173,318 in 1862, 178,260 in 1863, 186,334 in 1864, 194,430 in 1865, 197,511 in 1866, 204.0?9 in 1867. The distribution of the regular army in 1859, was 66,921 at home 39,566 in the colonies; 111,960 in India-total, 218,447. In 1867, 89,198 at at home; 48,280 in the colonies 63,918 in India- total, 201,399. The amount voted for all these services was £13,532,776 in 1859 £15,356,781 in 1860 £ 16/)03,572 in 1861; £ 16,060,350 in 1862; £15,469,237 in 1863; £ 14.844.088 in 1864; jE14,348,147 in 1865; £ 14,388,472 in 1866,