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HUNT WEEK. This annual meeting commenced on Monday under the stewardship of Mr Fisher, of Picton Castle, and Mr J. H. Harries, of Heathfield. The Pembrokeshire Fox Hounds were appointed to meet at Picton Castle on Monday, but owing to the very unfavourable weather, the pack returned after going about half the distance between the Kennel.3 and Picton Castle. The weather on Wednesday was more favourably, and the hounds met at Don ant. There was a large field out, but the coverts gt Denant were drawn blank. Other coverts in the vicinity were tried with the like success, and the pack then trotted off for Wahvln's Castle. In the neigh- bourhood of Jordanstone, reynard was reported to have teen at home for a few minutes, and this was all the sport afforded during the day. The ball in the evening \yaa well attended, there being one hundred and fifty five present, consisting of seventy nine ladies and seventy six gentlemen. The following is a list of those who attended Ladies— Mrs Fisher, Piefcn Cas'le; Mra Harnes Heathfield Mrs Vaughan, Misses Yau^han, (2) Miss ) Cry raps, flerraon's Hill; Mrs G: II. G. Rees Misses Thompson; Miss Pees, Market Street; Miss Hughes, Grafton House; Mrs Fisher, Deiiant;, Mrs Arthur Thompson Miss Bowen Miss Starbuck Mrs Barham; Mrs Lloyd Philipps, Dsle Castle; Miss BeJlairs; Mrs" "Warren Davies, Misses D.iviea, (3) Mrs Cecil Harries, Aberglssney Miss Monday; Mrs Foley, Miss Foley; Mrs Butler; Mrs Bowen; Mrs Nash; Mrs Warlow; Mrs Edwardes, Mrs Chamber-- Mrs Owen Owen, Misses 0wer., (C); Misses Wilhr, (2); Misses Owen, (2), "Witby i ush Mrs Massy; Mis-es Massy, (3); Mrs Stakes Misses Morris, (2), Brvnmyrddvn; Miss Wheeler, London; Mis Summers, Milton, Miss Sum- mers; Mrs Peel, Sfonehall, Miss Peel Mrs Philipps Janjos Mrs Lloyd Philipps, Penty Park; Miss Pryse M'ss Mathias; Hiss F^r.une, Lewestun; Mis Stakes, Nether wood Miss Ackiand, Tenby Mi"s Florence Allen; Miss Fanny Allen Mrs rick Mr* Price; Mrs Stokes, Cufrern Miss Stokes Miss Jenkins, Car- digan; Mrs Edwardes, Trerhos Mrs Mathias, Hill Street Miss Matrix, Hill Street Miss Ed- wardes, Seulybam; Miss Borredaile; Mrs Charles Allen, ifayatcn; Mrs J; H. Powell, High Street; Miss Puwen Miss Clement Miss Mathias, Lamphey■ Court; Mrs Ackiand, B >ulston Mrs Cork, Criebro; Miss Jordan.—Gentlemen,—Mr Fisher, Picton Castle; Mr H. riiss, Heat*.field; Mr Scoudidd, M.P Mr Meyrkk, M.P.; Cel. Edwardes, M.P:; Sir Hush Owen; Mr Pitman; Admiral Stokts; Mr G. it. G. Ee: s Mr Howe; Mr. Bolster; Capt. Gordon; Mr Arthur Thompson Mr Fisher, Denant; Col. Grant Lieut. W. il. G. No well, R.N.; Mr B trharn, Mr Cork Mr .Lloyd Philipps, Dale Castle; Mr Acid and, Boston Mr Dudley Ackiand Mr Moiris Owen Mr Jones Mr T. Bowen Mr Warren Davies; Mr Massy Mr H. Massy; Mr A. Massy, Mr — Maesy Mr Foley Mr George Ower. Mr dark Mr C. W. E. Stokes Lieut. l'iilktr, H. M. S. Revenue Air Lindsey Dickson Mr W. Saundere; Captain Lewis; Mr B. Bowen; Mr Stradling; MrLawes; Mr Harries, Mr W. D. Hirlzel, B.N.; Captain Walker, R.E.; Colonel' Bunbury Capt. Foeter Major Carmichael; Major Penbeaton, R.A.Mr Herbert Alien, Tenby Hr Allen; Mr Hawksley Capt. Lloyd Philipps, Pentypark; Mr Mathias, Hill Street; Major Turbervill Mr Bidesford Mr White Mr Richards, Tenby; Mr Bowen Summers, Milton; Mr William Summers, Mr George Summers; Mr John Scourfieid Mr John Fownes; Mr FuwIJes; Mr Charles Allen, Hayston Mr Alien, Crescelly Mr E. E. Evans; Mr J. B. Evans; Captain Anderson; Captain 0. Edwardes; Mr Goldwyer, Mr George GoldgyerI- Mr J. R. Powell Mr Stakes, Cuiforn Captain Owen; Mr Summers Harford; Mr H. S. Owen Major Wilhn. On Thursday a bazaar in aid of the fund for the re Storation of Llysyfrane Church was opened at the Market Li all, which had been tastefully decorated for the 01 casion. The articled on sale were of a very handsome and varied description, and the attendance during the day was very numerous. A brisk business was done at the various stalls, and we are informed a goodly sum was realisedinbebalf of the restoration fund On Frid-ty the hounds met at Cottesmjre. Although the weather was most unpropitious, a very numerous field assembled. A fox was soon found, and afforded the field very good spoit. Reynard went off at a rllpid pace, fond was lost hue in the day in the neighbourhood of "Woodstock. The Ball in the evening was well attended. There were present, 85 ladies, aud 78 gentlemen, making a totel of 1G4 The following is a list of those who were present:—Ladies — Mrs Harries, Aberglaasney; Miss Vtiuglu n, pry,e, Mrs Stokes, CuffWn; Miss Stok's, Misse3 0 veil (2); Miss Fortune, Leweston; Mrs Stokes, N t erwooU; Mrs Peel, Stonehall; Miss Peel, Mrs Philipps James, Mrs Warren Davie", Trewarren; Misses Daviea, (3); Mrs Vanahen, Laughame; Misses Yangban, (2); Mrs G. it G. Roes, Miss Stokes, Market- ptreet; Mit-s Rees, Mrs Edwardes, Sealyharo; Miss .E wald.3, Miss Borrodaile, Mrs Owen Owen,. i-ligli- B reet; Misses Owen, (3) 5 Mrs E. Vaughan, Mrs Fi-her, Denant; Mrs Lloyd Philipps, Dale Castle; Miss Bellairs, M -s Bowen, Lutle Haven Miss Clement, Mrs Owen Edwardes. Trerhos; Miss M. James, Mrs Arthur Tboup on, Misses loon)pson.(r); Mrs Cork, Crisboro; Mrs Massy, Cottesmore; .Misses Massy, (3); "In Admiral Lloyd, Mrs Chambers, Miss Monday, Misses- Wiliari, (2) Mis? Jordan, Mrs Edwardes, Castlegorfod; Mrs H, nry Mathias, 1 iill-street; Miss Mathias. Miss Mathias, Lamphey Court; Mrs Edwardes, Miss Bowen, Miss Starbuck, Miiforti; Mrs Bowen, Llanstinan Miss Na.-h, Mis Mirehouse, Miss Mirehouse, Mrs Ackiand, BoulsLcn Mrs Foley, Miss Foley, Mrs Summers, Milton Miss Summers, Mrs Barhanj, Treewn; Mrs Powell, High-street; Miss Powell, High-street; Miss Hughes, Grafton House; Miss Ackiand, Tenby; Miss Florence Alien Miss Fanny Allen Mrs Lort Stokee, Snotehv, e 8; Miss Wheeler, London; Misses Morns, (2), Bryiiuiyrddyn; Miss Crvmes, Hermon's Hill; ses Owen, (2), Withybtfsh; Mrs Brady, Fernhil!; Mrs Summers, Rosemoor; Mrs Bladen; Mrs Caarles Allen, Hay ton.— Gentlemen.—Mr Fisher, Picton Castle'; Mr Scouifi Id, M.P.; Colonel Edwardes, M.P.; Admiral Biokes; Mr Pitman; Sir Hugh Owen; Mr Stokes, Cufi'ern; Lieut. NoweJl; Capt. Walker, R.E.; Mr Warren Dories; Mr G. It. G. Rees, Colonel Grant Mr Eluf Mr E. C. Harries Mr E. Vaughan Mr Fisher, Denant; Mr' Lloyd Phuipps, Dale Castle Mr Cork. Criaboro Capt. Owoe Edward's Mr W. C. R. Stokes, Tenby; Mr Murris Owen; Cup! Brady; Mr Massy; Capt. Mussy Mr A Massy Mr. G. Massy Mr Strad- ling; Mr Bowling; Mr^ Lloyd Price, Glangwilly Mr Bird Allen; Mr F. Vvillau; Mr Edwardes, Castle- gnrfcd; Mr E E. Evans; Mr S. H. Owen; Major Tutberville; Mr Arthur Thompson; Mr Lindsey Ds. coll Mr J. C. Ja nes Mr W. D. Eirtzel Mr Ackland, Boulston; Mr Dudley Ackland; Capt. Lawes; Mr John Seouifield Mr John Fownes: Mr — Fownes; Mr Lawes; Mr Henry Mathias, Hill Street; Mr W. Saunders, Mr T. H. Kowe, Mr J. n. Powell, High Street; Capt Foster, MrB. Bowen, Mr T. Bowen, Mr C. Allen, Tcnby Mr Jeffrey Allen, Mr Her- bert Alien, Mr Richards, Mr Hawksley, Mr Biiiham, Trecwn; Mr Bowen Summers, Mr W. Summers, Mr George Summers, Mr Garwood, Mr G. Leader Owen, Mr Summers, Rosemoor; Mr Ptmheiton, Mr Goldwyer, Mr G. Goldwyer, Captain Bladen, Captain Owen, Mr W. H. Harries, Mr White, Mr Summers Harford, Mr Bideslord, Mr J. D. Brown, Kensington Houae, Baron de Riitzen, Mr Foley. T» e refreshments at the Ball were provided by the Mis es R >gcrs, confectioners, of Tower Hill. Mr Ribbon's band performed on both occasions. The music selected was entirely new, and was rendered by the band in a manner which gave universal sa.isfaction. MBRCHANT SERvicE.~We have much pleasure in announcing that Mr John Tnomas Phillips, third son 0' the late Mr William Philiips, of Goat-street, in this town, passed, successfully, his examination as second officer in the Merchant Service at the Boaid of Trade, London, last week, and receil el a certificate of ccm petency. A VETEKAN CLERK.—Mr Wm. Sntton, senior, Clerk in the employ of Messrs Powell, Mathias, and Evans, solicitors, of this town, obtained his jabilee year of ser- vice on Monday last, having entered the employ of Messrs vVm, Evans and Son, solicitors, on the 7th December, i813, tho offices at that time being over Potter's Reading ¡toom. \Ve doubt very much whether there can be found in the United Kingdom another clerk who has served a firm and their successors for such a lengthened period. S (; are informed that Air Sutton has seen eight changes n the firm during his clerkship. He still enjoys good health: is daily to be found at his post: and no one more horoaghly enjoys the annual excursion given to the clerks by We,,rs. Powell, Mathias, and Evans, than him- self, upon whi h occasions lie enters into the various sports witfi the spirit of a juvenile. TIm LATE 3.1K BRYANT EVENIS.—The funeral of the iate Mr Evenis, (whose death we announced in our last week's impression) took piaceon Sunday morning, and was very numerously attended by the professional gentle- men, the leading tradesmen, and other classes of inhabi- f-ints 01 Haverfordwest. The interment took pLice in 'he burial ground of the Brethren's Chapel, in St Thomas Green, the officiating minister being the Rev J. A. Eberle, minister of the Brethren's Church, who performed the service with much impre-siveness and solemnity. In accordance with the usages of the Brethren's Church, the rev. gentleman delivered a very touching and appropriate discourse, which was foilowed by the Litany, and the body was then borne to its final resting plice, where the concluding portion of the burial service was performed. The Chapei, notwithstanding the very inclement weather, was filled to overflowing, and many persons were obliged to go away unable to gain admittance. The deceased was universally, respected: he had held the office of Post- master for'Haverfordwcst-for 14years, and had discharged its duties with an ability and courtesy which gained him the esteem and regard of the whole community. He A'as a most valuable member of the Brethren's Church, and evinced the liveliest interest in every thing that con- cerned its welfare, particularly in the Sunday Schools, of which he was the Superintendent, and also a very gene- rous supporter.
PEMBROKE. SINGULAR DEATH OF A SEAMAN AT LLaWKENNY, On Saturday last, an inquest was held at the dwelling house of Thomas Bevnon, in the parish of Cosheston, before John Crymes James, Esq, deputy coroner, on the body of William Thomas Way, who was found dead in a Yacht near Llawrenny Ferry. The Jiiry having viewed the body, John Williams deposed I am a waterman living at Wiliiamston, in the county of Pembroke. On Thursday the 26th inst, about half past one I was coming ashore, and by accident I went on board a yacht lying at Susan Pill, near Llawrenny Ferry, padsh of Cosheston. I pulltd back the slide of the cabin and I saw a man's foot. I looked in and called him. I also caught hold of him he was dead. I remained on board about one minute. I called on an old man to go with me after- wards I think his name was Thomas Saunders. I crossed the ferry then and went over to the Rev Owen Phillips, and told him and George Davies', the ferryman, what I had seen. They -both crossed the ferry with me, and went into the yacht with me. I saw Mr Phillips examine him and take something out of his jacket pocket. The body was quite cold: I handled him the same time. It is the same body that the jury Ifave seen to-day. There was no appearance of blood or anything about the cabin. I have no suspicion of anything wrong done by anyone to the deceased. He was lying on his right side and his hands opened and crossed. Rev Owen T. H. Phillips deposed I am vicar of Law- renny. I remember Beynon coming to t.1e on Thursday about two o'clock. I went with birn to Susan Pill, and went on board the yacht with him and John Williams and Beynon. I found a body on board-the same that the jury have seen to-day. The man was dead. The body seemed to be lying in an easy recumbent position, tie appeared as if he had teen vomiting slightly. No trace of blood about the place. I saw a pocket book in his breast pocket and examined it, and found that his name was William Thomas Way (as far as I could judge), and a sailor, and had been in command of one or two vessels one a steamer. I put back the paper, and sent for a policeman. There were a number of other articles about him. I borrowed a padlock and put it on the door of the cabin, and kopt the key in my possession till the policeman came then I gave him the key and went back with him for another investigation. We then searched him, and found a great many articles a box was there containing scent bottles, and a purse contain- ing a great many pawnbroker's tickets. When the policeman moved the body a small two-ounce bottle, the same as I have seen to-day, was found under the locker where he was lying. The bottle was empty and corked. James Rei's deposed I am.a policeman in the Pem. brokeshire Constabulary, stationed at Milton. On the 26th ult, I was sent for to Susan's Pill. I there saw Mr Phillips, about six o'clock in the evening. We went on board a yacht belonging to Mr Hamson, of Tenby. The same body that the jury have seen to-day was then there. We found under the lap of his coat, a bottle, which was empty and corked. I had the key of the cabin from Mr Phillips. We examined the cb.the?, and in the pockets we found all the articles row produced, Inter aZiÇt, I found a certificate, bearing date the 27th day of February, 1S65, showing the competence of Wil- liam Thomas Way as a master in the Merchant service. Also I found a photograph I think it is a photograph of the deceased it resembled the corpse, when Mr Phillips and I first examined it. William Thomas Way was described in the certificate as of Saint Mary's Cottage, Upper Grange Road, Bermondsey, Surrey. I have hai the articles in my possession ever since. I have no reason to believe that the deceased mot his death through any foul play. James Morrison, Surgeon, Pembroke, deposed I have made a post mortem examination of the body. The cause of death was the rupture of a small vessel at the base of the brain, but how that was caused I cannot Say. I put my tongue to the cork of the bottle, but could not tell what it bad contained. The body had been dead some days. There was a corrosive appearance about the mouth, but it did not extend further ihan the throat. I could see no marks of violence. He appeared to have vomited slightly. The Jury returned the following verdict, That de- ceased came to his death by the rupture of a small vessel at the base of the brain but how that rupture was caused cannot be ascertained.
M I. L F 0 It D. DEATH OF AN ARTILLERY MAN AT DALE. On Monday last an inquest was held at the Fort, Dale, on the body of an artillery man, named Joseph Fluke, stationed at Dale Point Barracks, who was found dead in a well-between the village of Dale and the Fort Barracks. Deceased was fl single man. and was, it appears, about completing hie term of service in the regiment. The inquest was held before W. V. James Esquire. John Twillo deposed: I am a fisherman living at Dale The night before last 1 was at the Brig Inn," at Dale I saw deceased there. He was having a glass of ale. It was between nine and ten o'clock: I left him.. wished him good ni;,bt by Mary Griffiths's door, jus. above the stfpps. He was slightly intoxicated: be coull walk as well as when he was sober. Be complained od nothing that 1 saw or heard. 1 did not see him aliv aprnin. Thomas Halcrow deposed: I am in the Royal Artillerye and stationed at Dale Point Barracks, I knew deceased he was in the Artillery as well. I saw him alive on Saturday night last, about 7 p.m at the Barracks. He went down to Dale. He sleeps in the same room as myself. He did not come home that night. Between eight and nine yesterday morning I went after him. I went to the village and enquired after him. I found he was no: there. I saw nothing of him on the road down. Coming back I saw his cap lying on a stone by the side of the well, inside the railing from- the road. I climbed over .the rails, and saw his feet sticking out of the well. He was dead. His bead was doubled under him in the water. His feet were level with the stone: his back against the side of the well. I came back and got assistance, and we went and had him out. He was quite dead. Verdict,—"Found dead ia a well."
TENBY. FATAL ACCIDENT AT ST. CATHERINE'S FORT. An inquest was held fit the Town Hall, Tenby, on the 2nd inst, before W. V. James E-q. Coroner, on the body of William Jenkins, a labourer, who met his death the day previously under the circumstances detailed in the following evidence. George Francis deposed: I am foreman in charge of the masons at S'. Catherine's Fort, Tenby. The deceased was a labourer employed there. Yesterday, about 20 minutes after eight o'clock, he and another were em- p!oyed to take down a spar near the place were the accident occurred. I was close by within four paces near the end of the spar. He, of his own accord, placed a ladder ugainst one of the uprights supporting one end of the spar. tie was on the ladder taking down one end of the spar, when I came to the place. Just as I came down ..he run behind him, I heard him saying—" The man who put this np did not intend it to come down in a hnrry." I said-" Bill, you put me in mind of a man of the name of Steward: he was as good a slager as ever put up a stage the masons would not go on after him." I turned away a little, and heard him singing out to some one to put a hand to the end of the spar. I saw no one, so I stepped over myself to help him. As 1 got up to the place, the ladder canted under his feet, and I saw him go over the cliff. I sprang forward, but. too late to catch him. I heard him groan once in the water. He fell about 70 feet to high water, which it was at the time. There was 12 feet of water where he fell. We picked him up at 11 a.m. He was found just where he went in. William Tasker deposed I am a fisherman, living at Tenby. I picked up the body in the sea about 10 a.m. yesterday. He was quite dead. The Jury returned a verdict of "Accidental drowning.' COMMISSIONS SIGNED BY THE LORD-LTEUTENANT.— CoulITyof Pembroke:—Henry Seymour Allen, E-q, to be Deputy Lieutenant. November 24,. 1st Pembrokeshire Artillery Volunteers:—Second Lieutenant, William O. Hulm, to be First Lieutenant. A proposition has been made in our contemporary, the Tenbý Observer, recommending that a carriage drive should be made, extending in front of the Croft Terrace, and along the cliffy, neally to Saunderefoot, there to join the present road to that village: the roadway over the hills to be lowered and curried across the intercepting valleys by means of viaducts, thereby making the carriage way as near a level as the nature of the laiui, over winch it would go, would admit of. Also, that the present roadway on the South (Xiff along the sea front of Sutton Estate, would be extended along the cliff north of the old Windmill, thence to the road made alongside of the railway, and across St. John's Croft to the Norton. SlJOuld ihe above suggestion be earned out, there cannot be any doubt but that the town would be materially benefitted thereby; detached villas could be built along the line of road, having superlative views of he bay, and would a fiord accommodation to the yearly increasing number of visitors who are attracted to this gem of watering places.
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not consider ourselvesresponsible for the opinions and sentiments of our Correspondents CONSERVATIVE PROGRESS. Sin,-Comp,ire(I with other boroughs, Haverfordwest contains a greater proportion of Conservative electors than is found in the majority of other towns in England and Wales. Out of every hundred electors who voted at the recent election in Haverfordwest, forty-seven gave their votes to the Conservative Candidate. In Shrews- bury (one of tho most Conservative towns in England) the proportion was 46 per cent; in Preston 55, (here two Conservatives were elected); in Aylesbury, 46; in Buck- ingham, 43; in Cardiff 49; in Gloucester, 4 t; these are aniong the most Conservative of British towns. In Bristol the proportion was 43 per cent; in Carmarthen, 21; at F.sbguard, 39; at Narberth, 32. These figures pomt to the fact that, Haverfordwest is (comparatively) a Conservative town. Throughout the country the progress of the Conserva- tive cause is (on the whole) very certain. The number of Radicals only exceeds ttie Conservatives by a gradually diminishing majority. Knowledge of political and social facts will spread among all classes of the community. FalJacios will be refuted more and more successfully. Tories are becoming more disposed to promote every salutary and wise reform in the Church and the State. Radicals are now aware that a tluly liberal course is to be just and generous to all persons, rich or poor, through out the country. Revolutionary demogognes will dis- cover that the false and frothy writing which tends only to set one class of men at enmity with another, is no longer truthful or hoaest in the estimation of the better and more educated surt of working men, and that to play upon the ignorance or piejudie.es of untaugh, multitudes will henceforth be a losing' aud di--graceful game. So soon as the millions understand more fully the meaning and the tendency of truly liberal and conserva- tive principles, the majority of the nation will be on our side. Even uow an increase of ten per cent in the number of Conservative members in the House of Com- mons would give a decisive majority to the Conservative Government Five per cent of professing Radicals are Conservatives at heart; but, for a time, they are pledged to support a Radical policy by undue pressure on the part of some of their inure ignorant and clamorous supporters. In the mean time let the Conservatives make their policy fully and fairly known, contending with those weapons of honest Christian arguments which are alone worthy of Christian men. Let no man have just cause to accuse us ofbigoLry, personal animosity, or party pride. In contending for truth and righteousness we may make concessions without compromising our religious or potiticalpriacipes; and we may ofien conciliate where we cannot convince an adversary. Pour out upon distracted minds Love's soft and healing bahn; The storm iiath not arisen yet—we yet may see the calm Already mounts Ul" darkness — tlie WRniiuV wir,d is loud; liut we juay seek our father's GoJ, and pray away the cloud. Hush down the sounds of quarrel; let party-names alone Let Christians fight as Christians let Love maintain its own For Church and Gon,->titt>tioi join nil with one accord, ^.Sweet Cuarity your banner.flagt and Golfoil all your word." H.
BIETtJS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS. Notices of Births, Marriage-, and Deaths, should be sent to us in Manuscript, properly authenticated. We cannot under- take to search other papers for these announcements, whicn are frequently found o bs incorrectly printed, or turc out to be untrue. BIRTHS. On the 1st inst., at Tenby, the wife of Mr John Evans, saddler, of a daughter. On the 4th inst, John, the second son of Mr John Lloyd, house builder, Dark Street, in this town, aged four years. [MARRIAGE. On the 8th of September, at Geelong, Australiril Margaret Jane, second daughter of the late Mr L. F- Baillieu, professor of music and dancing, of thia town' to Mr Hugh Bryans, draper, Queen's Cliff. DEAlfl. On the 3rd inst, at Prendergast, in this town, Mr F. J. Scowcroft, aged 50 years. On the 1st inst, at Forest Hill, Kent, Lily Josephine, second daughter of Barrett H. Harries, Esq, aged five months.
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. WEEKLY T&AFf-C RETURN. Week ending November 29nd, 186K £ 72,643 Corresponding Week, 1867 £ 70,417 F. CLUTSOM, Chief Accountant.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. THE PEMBROKESHIRE HUNT CLUB FOXHOUNDS. Thursday, 10th December, at Williamstou At 10.30. SOUTH PEMBROKESHIRE HOUNDS. Friday, 11th December, at Yerbeston Gate Each day at 10*30 a.m< HAVERFORDWEST CARRIERS. Friday, December lltb, at Haroldstoo Cliffs i Each day at 10,30, a.m.
THE NEW MINISTRY. We have reason to believe that the following list com- prises all the principal appointments made up to Monday night: — THE CABINET. First Lord of the Treasury Mr Gladstone Lord Chancellor. Sir W. Page Wood ° Foreign Secretary Earl Clarendon Secretary for the Colonies. Earl Granville secretary for India Duke of Argyll secretary of War Mr Card well ^hanceJor of the Exchequer Mr Lowe birst Lord of the Admiralty Mr ChiJders President of the B(ard of Trade Mr Bright secretary for Ireland Mr Chichester Fortescue liord' Chancellor of Ireland Mr Justice 0' Had gan. rhe Attorney-General 8ir Robt. Collier jord-Advocate for Scotland. Mr Moncrieff THE TELEGRAPH AND THE POST OFFICE. Since the passing of the act to enable the Post-office to obtain possession of and work the telegraphs of the country, a deal of preliminary work has been gone through for the purpose of enabling the government to take further action in respect of the survey bill which has yet to bo passed. The arrangements made with the telegraph companies are based upon .the purchase of the telegraphs at twenty years' purchase of their net profits. By the term "net profits is not, of course, to be un- derstood the dividends paid, for experience has -shown too well that these terms by no means represent the same thing in the accounts of public companies. For the purpose of ascertaining what were the net pro- fits of those of the companies which paid dividends, a commission has been appointed by the Accountant General to investigate fully the accounts of the different companies. This work is now approaching its close. What the result will be is of course impossible to say, but we should not be surprised if, at the close of the inquiry, it is found that a much better bargain for the country will be made than that which is generally anti- cipated and somewhat hastily condemned during the discussions on the bill in parliament. In the case of some of the companies which pay no dividend, and which are to be purchased on the basis of the capital invested, it will probebly be found that there is a con- siderable discrepancy between the capital actually in- vested and the nominal amount of the shares issued. This, of course, will require to be set right when the amount of the purchase money is definitely fixed. Some companies probably may not have appropriated out of their receipts sufficient sums to ke-ip their lines, works, and buildings in repair, and to provide the requisite funds for renewals. In such cases deductions and al- lowances will require to be made. In the caee of one of the companies possessing a submarine cable, the terms of the agreement were twenty years' purchase, based upon the receipts of a specified period, subject, however, to such deductions the arbitrator might make on the ground of any difference that might be found in the durability of the submarine as compared with land lines. The inquiries into this branch of the subject have been very extensive, and a number of scientific persons have been called upon to report their opinions to the Pcsst- ofHce and in this case P need not excitesurprise if it should be found that submarine lines are exposed to greater risks and involve greater expense in repairs than the land lines. From the information that reaches us we believe a fair and equitable arrangement will be made between the government and the companies whoso pro- perty is sought to be purchased. In connection with these preliminary inquiries we may notice that a very complete collection of all the in- struments and apparatus used in electric telegraphy has been made by tho post-office, and arranged in the libra,y of the establishment at St. Martiu'a le-Grand. The collection has been formed with the object of enabling the authorities to select the best possible form of instru- ment for the purpose of postal telegraphy. It is a most interesting display, and one which shows in a remarkable manner the vast progress which has been made since the first application of electricity to the purpose of tele- graphy. The earliest specimen is that of Cooke and Whcatstone in 1837, which required not less than five wires, and a return ciicuit to complete the communica- tion. The latest is that wonderful fast speed instru- ment of Sir J. Wheatstone, which in the rapidity of its transmission is nearly beyond the speed of the fastest writer. Messrs Siemens' instruments are represented by the admirable Morse inkers,' which work both ways on a single wire, and possess a speed of at least forty words per minute. The Wheatstone first referred to is, however, threo times as great as that, and has the capacity of transmitting as rapidly as an ordinary speaker can speak. About 120 words per minute is a good average of public speaking, and chis machine in the Ihands of one young hdy, Miss liagerthy-one of the most skilful of the operators of the Electric Telegraph Company-has at times worked up to this speed. The other instruments include the double and single needle apparatus in use on most of the railways. Bain's chemi- cal printing instrument. Wbeatstone's alphabetical dial for use in oSicea, and adapted for private telegraphy, and Du Jardin's type-printing machine, are also included in the collection. Mr W. R. Preece, whose telegraphic signalling arrangements for railways are so generally known, has also forwarded a very complete collection of his mode of signalling on railways. The machines are all fitted and adapted for working order, and have been subjected to every kind of testing that can he suggested. Fhe government having taken the matter in hand are working at it with earnest vigour, and there is every reason to believe that the transfer of the telegraphs from the hands of private associations to the government will be attended with great and lasting benefit, to the public Observer. The Black Hole of Calcutta, whera so many of our countrymen perished in 1756, has been discovered by Dr Norman Chevers, who has been on the outlook for the place for some years. DAMAGE BY KATLWAY I i the year 1867 the railway companies of the United Kingdom paid £347,379 all compensation for personal injury—the largest sum they ever paid in a year for damage done to the person, and amounting to more than S-950 a day. In that year 209 persons were killed by railway accidents, and 795 in- jured :—19 passengers were killed, and C89 injured from causes beyond their control, and 17 were killed and eight injured through their own misconduct or want of cau- tion. Fifteen servants of railway companies or of con* tractors were killed, and 62 injured from causes beyond their control, and 90 were killed and 28 injured through their own misconduct or want of caution 10 person* were killed and two injured at level crossings; 57 treS" passers were killed (six were suicides), and five injure". In the six years 1862-67 the railway companies p41 £ 1,460,568 as compensation for personal injury don: upon the railroads. In those six years 1,268 persono were killed upon the railways, and 4,426 injured among them were 112 passengers killed and 3,897 1 jured without any fault of their own, and 97 passeDger killed and 29 injured owing to their own misconduot ° want of caution. The risk of life in railway may be expressed thus 1—In the year 1867 one in a?°ut million passengers was killed—namely, one an4 every 16 millions from causes beyond his c°ntr0^ duct one in about every 18 millior.s from his own mi8ooD- tj.0 or want of caution. This was below the average 0 casualties in the five years, 1862-66 in those one passenger in about every seven millions 0f —namely, one in about 13 millions without 0W-Q bis own, and one in about 15 millions, tbr°ngjia8 to be misconduct or want of caution. The resUtv.ere are no thus stated approximately only, f DaBSenger3 means of ascertaining the exact Xhere are no^ subject to the mischances of tbe rothe 120,000 holders of season and P«rl0^l estimate of returns rendered by the companies 8 In the the number of times these P61"8^" g'ea8on and above statement it been assumed that geas periodical ticket-holders would probably upon 6 trayel not lelll than 150 times*