VISITORS TO HAVERFORDWEST, AND OTHERS WHO WISH TO EXPEND THEIR MONEY TO THE BEST ADVANTAGE ARE RESPECTFULLY INVITED TO CALL AT P. P. E L L I S'S grocery E STA B L I S R M E N T, HIGH-STREET, HAVERFORDWEST, WHERE they can select goods of choice quality, at suitable prices to meet their requirements. The Teas and Coffees now on sale are unusually good. Reduced Prices charged on quantities. A LARGE AND CHOICE ASSORTMENT OF FRUITS, AT THE LOWEST MARKET PRICES. Orders by letter have particular attention PLEASE OBSERVE—LOWER DOOR FOR RETAIL DEPARTMENT. MR. EDWARD RIBBON, I P1ANO-FOBTE, VIOLIN, \ND VIOLONCELLO TEACHER, PIANO-FORTES TUNED, PIANO-FOR1'ES TUNBD, ORGANS and HARMONIUMS tuned and repaired by ex- perienced workmen. RESmENCE-6, MERLIN'S TERRACE, HAVERFORDWFST A very neat COTTAGE PIANO FOR SALE; also, a Second Hand GRAND PIANO by Broadwood, May be had a Bargain. ROOSE OPEN PLOUGHING MATCH. THIS Ploughing Match will take place at COLSTON, in the parish of Walwyn's Castle, on TUESDAY, the I2th <JF JANUARY, 1869. First Class for wheel ploughs, and winners or XI 5s and upwards. to plough 816 inches wide by 5 inches deep. z Second Class, for swing ploughs only, to plough 4 inches •deep by 8 inches wide. Third Class, for boys under 19 years. Conditions the same aa in second class. Subscribers of 5s to pay Is entrance; all under 5s, 2s 6d entrance. Each plough to plough a quarter of an Bere-Time, 41 hours. Entries to be made to Mr N. • Bowling, of Jordanstone, and Mr Benjamin Davies, of Headborough, honorary secretaries, on r before Satur- day, the 9th of January. Ploughs to start at 9 o'clock precisely, Any ploughman who may receive assistance Will be disqualified. Three competent persons will act as Judges. STEAM COMMUNICATION WITH THE SOUTH OF IRELAND. ^I^HE New Milford (Milford Haven) and Waterford X Daily Service (Sundays excepted). The Milford Haven and Waterford Steam Ship Com- pany's Royal Mail Steamers will sail, weather per- mitting— FROM NEW MILFORD, At 7 45 p.m, on arrival of the 9 15 a.m. Express; and 6.0 a,rn. third class trains, so as to enable passengers to Proceed by the 6.0 a.m. train to Limerick, Cork, &c. FROM WATERFORD, At 4 p.m, on arrival of the train from Cork, Limerick* &c io enaoie passengers to proceed by the 8.85 a m, first and second class Express train, reaching London about 60 p.rn, and third class, arriving in London at 9.45 p.m. For further particulars apply to any of the Railway Stations, or to Messrs Jackson & Co, New Milford, South Wales. See Bradshaw's and Irish Guides, and Railway Time Tables. CURES AND OOlrIFORT FOR THE BEDRIDDEN ■ BY HOLLOWAY S OINTMENT. THIS wonderful Ointment acts like magic in relieving and curing old sores, wounds, bad legs, ulcers, and Eruptions of the skin; when rubbed on the surface it Penetrates and purifies each tissue on its passagfe, and exerts the most wholesome influence over the internal Structures. It heals by cleansing all animal fluids with yihich it comes in contact, and thereby promotes a sound and permanent cure. Gout and Rheumatism, To sufferers from the racking pains of Rheumatim, and Gout this Ointment will prove invaluable. After fomentation with warm water the soothing action of this Ointment js most remarkable; it seems at once to lessen "iflammation, ease pain, reduce the swelling, restore Natural circulation, and expels the disease. For the complaints Holloway's Ointment ana Pills are in- valuable specifics. Diptlieria, Bront,ntis, Sore Throats, Coughs, and Colds. t This class of diseases maybe cured by well rubbing ae Ointment, three times a day, upon the throat, chest, and back of the patient. It will soon penetrate and give to relief. In all stages of Influenza, Colds, and pouchitis, this treatment may be followed with effi- 8 safety—indeed it has never been known to All Varieties of Skin Diseases, Scrofula, and Scurvy. s This Ointment is a certain cure for Ringworm, Scurvy or King's Evil, and the most inveterate skin diseases to which the human race is subject. They can- not be treated with a safer or more speedy remedy than iKWay's Ointment, assisted by his celebrated Pills, thJ M act so powerfully on the constitution and so purify JL y?°" tliat these disorders are completely eradicated om the system, and lasting cure obtained. Piles, Fistulas, and Internal Inflammation. complaints are most distressing to both body and OfT. > false delicacy concealing them trom the knowledge froTV?°St 1FtIfn,*|e friends. Persons suffer for years a*rv 81 c.°™Pjnir,ts when they might use 5w flnry 8. £ intIneEt WUh ins,ant relief, and effect their Ws tn ,lh° ™ a"arice of explaining ibeir ail- 5 thP,, n Li frfatl7 assist the Ointment 4en« 7 >P fy the bl0°,d' ™Sulate its* circulation, renew deceased structures, and invigorate the entire system. oth the Ointmen tand Pills should be used in thefollowing cases:— Breasts -foot ^Ias Sore-throats v a a leasts Chilblains Gout Skm-diBP»Ki» Chapped-hands GlanduIarSweMngs Scurvy 4 « Corns (s0ft) Lumbago Sore-heads £ an,eerl Piles Tumours Rheumatism (Ulcers D iytiff-jomts Scald heads (Wounds -o-Bay Elephantiasis Sore Nipples | Yaws <&natth,e Establishment of ProfessorHolloway, 244, Strand temple Bar) London, and also by all respectable druggist. civilized world, *t th* wing- prices:—ltf.lgd, 2s.Jd., 4s.Gd, lis, 22s, & 33s. *ach pot There is acjsiderablesaving by taking thelarger sizes. •—Direction rfor the guidance of patient, in everydisorder areariixeito cach pot. Nl^°Il0Tay'8.I>ills an^ Ointment can be had of all Chemist" i^ruggigts,jrith We I ah Directions, with0,tt extra expense. 0INTMENT AND PILLS.—Cramps—NPNI-TlfHa— >? twf'~ s? Sfc'vere nervous affections are hippiiy modcrated Ke,tlr "tensity and duration bv the soothing and lTfv m. « the Bt* '•hese inestimable prepavtions. Whether thecramn be S^Wicnf°ma' leSe>.01' toe9> it yields with equal facility to thP ? 'he Ointment; and the recurrence of thesp Hit Xh?6 ls effectually prevented by a course of Hollowav's Piiu" !W £ 0 r.e^ulate the stomach and bowels that perfect and on« teX t j? ^ensured, and spasms avoided. Tba Ointment eivel tiNteri f ,1s general relief. Enlargement of the glands, ob- lige in i<lu, ,ctive circulation are likewise spon corrected bv s0rt nJi-u Preparations, which purify and Strengthen the » au impart tone to every organ in the body. GOUT and RHEUMATISM.—The excruciating pain of Gout and Rheumatism is quickly relieved and cured in a few days by that celebrated Medicine, BLAIR'S GOUT and RHEUMATIC PILLS. They require no restraint of diet or confinement during their use, and are certain to prevent the disease attacking any vital part. Sold at is lid and 2s 9d per box by all Medicine Vendors. DENTISTRY. » ff"R E. L. JONES (of the Firm H. M. Jones & Son, lVJL Surgeon-Dentists, M.C.D.E., 19, Northampton Place, Swansea—Established 1809) attends TENBY-The last consecutive Tuesday and Wednesday in each month, at Mr J. M. Henton's, 5 & 6, High-street, from Tea to Five o'clock. Next visits November 24:h and 25th; December 29th and 30th, &c. and 25th; December 29th and 30th, &c. HAVERFORDWEST—The last Thursday, at Mr Wm. Griffith's* Bootmaker, High Street, from Ten to Five o'clock. Next visits November 26th; December 31st, &c, &c. 31st, &c, &c. PEMBROKE DocK-The last Friday, at Mr Wm. Cook's, Bush Street, from Ten to Five o'clock. Next visits November 27th; December 24th &c. Artificial Teeth upon the newest and most approved principles. Children's Teeth simply, but successfully regulated. Operations performed without pain, by a New and Safe System. One of the Firm Daily in attendance. 19, Northampton Place, Swansea. A VACANCY FOR A PU PI L.
STEAM COMMUNICATION BBTWEEN LIVERPOOL, MILFORD, SWANSEA, & BRISTOL For the Month of DECEMBER, 1868. The Liverpool and Bristol Channel S eam Navigation Comptinylp Steam Ships SOVEREIGN, Capt, Gibbs WINDKKMERE, Capt. J.Barrett MONTAGU, Capt Speakman ANNIVVERNON,Capt.RouUt.o!I JANK BACON, Capt. Old. J. KKNNKDV, Capt. Welsh /VRTIZAU, Capt. Tallan. AGNUS JACK, Capt. Moriis LLEWELLYN, Capt. Beckett The above, or some other suitable vessel, is intended to sa with Goods and Passen gers, (unlessprevented by any unforesee Dccurrence) as follows, with or without pilots, aud libertjto CoW vea&el. From Liverpool to Milford and Bristol. Saturday Dec. 5 1 after Saturday 19 .12 £ noon Saturday 12 8 mo<nl Saturday 25 7 even From Milford for Bristol. Sunday, Dec. 6 7 morn Sunday 20 6 morn Sunday 13 2 morn Sunday 27 1 after From Milford Jor Liverpool. Wednesday Dec 2 12J noon j Wednesday. J6. 12 noon Wednesday 9 6 after Wednesday 23 4 after Wednesday, December 30, at 111 o'clock, morning. The Steam Barge GIPSEY is intended to ply on the Milford Haven, in connection with the above Steamers, carrving goods to and from Pembroke Dock, Haverfordwest, and the adjacent towns. I FARES :— Cabin. Deck. Return Milfsrd to or from Liverpool 13s Od 6s Od 18s Milfcrd to or from Bristol 8s 6d 6s Od 13s Milford to or from Swansea (Mumbles) 58 Od 3s Od — NOTICE.- The lauding and cmbarcation of Goods or Passr i gerrf at Milford, by whatever conveyance, whether at the ex- pence of the Steamer, or otherwise, is at the risk of the Passen- gers and the Owners of the Goods respectively. For further particulars see small bill, or apply to John Bacon and Co., Managing Owners, 14, Water-street, Liverpool; G. H Evans, Bristol; Charles Lamb, Swansea; John Kenworthy and qo., Manchester. R. D. HORE Aosnt Mix^nRD.
PRENDERGAST CHURCH REBUILDING FUND ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS, 9 p. d Right Hon. Lord Dynevor 5 0 0 Mrs Atkinson, London, per Mr Joshua Harvey 5 0 0 Mr Whitehead, Saddleworth, per Mr Joshua Harvey 2 2 0 Mr Harford, Haverfordwest, 100 Mr Meares, Bath. 1 0 0 Rev S. R. Roe, Etstree 2 2 0 Mr Insall, Bristc 1 per Mr Stannard 0 5 0 Mrs Evans, London, per Mrs Harries. 10 0 Rev A. Richardson, per Mr Harries 1 0 0 Miss Bowen, Newport, per Mr Harries 0 5 0 Vliss Carrow, Goat Street 100 Mr Wood, Bristol 5 0 0 Mr Wilson. Bristol, third subscription. 110 Mr A. Phillips, Bristol. 1 1 0 Collected by Mr Birch, junior, High Street 6 6 0 Total amonnt collected in weekly pence 56 0 0 Total amount. collected at School Room Service by weekly offertory 14 4 '6 Mr Pitman, Picton Castle 5 0 0 Collected by Mrs Rose, Springfield 1 10 0 Mr J. Davies, New Quay. 100 Mrs Fostcr, Clifton .5 0 0 Mr Campbell. Mount Pleasant 1 0 0 Mr and Mrs Randle, Avallenau 2 2 0 A Friend—(Maidenhead) 5 0 0 Clericus. 0 10 0 Mrs Rowlands, Old Bridge 0 5 0 Mrs Peters, Park Cottage 0 5 0 Mr Gibbon, Roger's Hook 0 10 0 The following articles have also been presented:- Carved Oak Lectern, by Mr Wilson, Bristol; Brass Pulpit Lights, by Rev Dr Hardman, Brockley Court. Bristol. Rev D, Barclay Bevan 2 2 6 Mr Skone, Harro dston Hall 110 Mr Leby, Framinghall Hall, Norwich 2 2 0 Mr C. Pavin Phillips, Haverfordwest.. I I 0 Miss Mirehouse, Angle Hall 1 1 0 Mr Short, Bristol, per Mr Rose. 0 10 0 Mr Phillips, Glanafon Farm. 0 10 0 Mr H. Evans, High-street. 0 2 0 MJ Allen, High-street. 0 10 0 Mr George Lewis, Picton Place. 100 Mr Griffiths, Manorowen. 1 0 0 Mr Joshua Harvey, Miii Bank (1st subscription) 50 0 0 n „ 2nd ditto.. 50 0 0 Mr Cozens, solicitor. Haverfordwest 10 0 Rev Canon Thomas, Steynton 2 0 () Miss Pitman, Steynton. 100 Mr Llewellyn, Corner Piece. 0 10 6 Also, the following articles;- Mr Edmond, Milford, the Communion Table. Altar Cloth-Mr and Mrs Short, Bristol, por Mr Rose Worked Pede Mats—Mrs Rogers, Chippenham per Mr Ros-e Worked Cusliidn for Altar Rails-Mr and Mrs Edwards, the Grove, near Bristol Embroidered Velvet Alms Bags—Miss Owen Withy bush A Polished Bruss Alms Dish, and a Silver Flagon, value X14 Hs, have also been kindly provided DESTRUCTIVE AND FATAL FIREs.-On Saturday n:ght, about ten o'clock, a fire broke out in an extensive range of premises in Great College Street, vamden Town, in the cooupation of Mr Brockbank, a pianoforte maker. No. 34 was a brick building of two floors, and was used as a workshop, and there were three houses adjoining in the occupation of Mr Brockbank. About ten o'clock fire was seen in the building, and an alarm wa.s immedi- ately given to the nearest station of the Fire Brigade, causing several engines, both steam and manual, and a large body of men, under Captain Shaw and Mr Bridges, to arrive quickly on the spot. The flames had by that time spread most rapidly in fact, the workshops were then partly destroyed. The fire had caught the dwelling houses adjoining, but through the exertions of the firemen they were saved from total destruction, along with six other houses. The workshops, with their valuable con- tents, vliich included finished and unfinished pianos, were destroyed, and the )0>fs were also burnt away. The following is the official report of Captain Shaw on the damage sustained :—" Called at 10 15 p.m. to Nos. 35, 36, and 40, Great College Street, Camden Town, in the occupation of Mr H. Brockbank, pianoforte maker. No. 34 —Two ranges of brick buildings (used as work shop) of two floors, each 60 by 25 fee', burned and roofs off, and stock in open yard very severely damaged by fire: No. 36.—Back room on ground and first floors burnt out, upper stairs destroyed, and part of roof off. Nos. 38 and 40.—Back window burnt out, and contents very severely damaged by fire, water, and removal. No. 46, occupied by Mr J. Honnor, corn and hay dealer.- Back windows burnt out, rest of the house and contents damaged by fire, water, and removal, and small part of the roof off. Nos. 33 and 32, occupied by Mrs Page and Mr H. Speechly.—Contents slightlv damaged by removal and breakage. Nos. 47 and 48, King's Road, occupied by J. Gosling and J. Potter as laundries, back windows burnt oat; rest of houses and contents damaged by fiie, water, and removal, and part of roofs off. No. 43, Mr H. Sfeechly, organ builier. —Roof of stabling slightly damaged by breakage, stock in open yard by w&ter." The cause of the outbreak was unknown. Mr Brockbank is not insured, but the owner of the premises, Mr Strahan, of 51, King's R)ad, had effected an insurance in the lloyal Office. The other sufferers were insured in the Stn, Royal Exchange, Etna, Westminster, and Guardiat Offices. On Sunday mornings, between seven und eight o'clock, a fire broke out at the lodgings of Mrs Eliza Miller, at No. 31, Gresse Street, Tottenham Court Road. The back room on the first floor, in which she lived, wis very much injured, and the poor woman, who was tbir,y-two years of age, was burnt to death. The cause of the fire is not known. On Monday morning a house of seven rooms in Butcher Row, Deptford, and another of eight rooms in Kingsland Road, occupied respectively by Mr Whalley and Mr Filmer, coffeehouse keepers, were destroyed by fire, and the roofs burnt off. The parties were both insured. On Saturday evening the front shop and contents belonging to Mr J. B. Hicks, ostrich end fancy feather maker in Bartholomew Close, were very severely injured by a fire whioh broke out about sve o'clock. The occupier was insured in the County Fire Office. On Thursday morning an explosion of gas occurred in the Middle Class School, Bath Street, City Read, but it only caused some damage t<j the ceil- ings of tyo rooms on the ground floor. THE SHIP'S SURGF.ON.-Nowadays Government kindly allows rach confc ;>*sior.ed officer one half of a servant, or One whole one between two officers, which, at times, is found to be rather an awkward arrangement: as, for instance, you, and say, the lieutenant of marines,, have each the half of the same servant, and you wish your half to go on shore with a message, and the lientenant requires his half to repiain on board: the question then comes to be one which only the wisdom of So omon could solve, in the same way that Alexander tho Great loosed the Gordian knot. Your servant, then, on entering your cabin in the morning, carefully and quietly deposits the contents o your pockets on your table, takes your clothes a..d your boots in bis arms, silently flits from view, and shortly after re-enteis, having in the interval neatly folded and brushed them. You are just turning round to go to sleep again, when Sixfcells, sir, please," remarks your man, laying his hand on your elbow, and give you a gentle shake to ensure your resuscitation, and which will generally have the effect of causing you to spring at once from your cot, perhaps in a hurry nearly upsetting the cup of delicious ship's cocoa which he has kindly saved to you Irom his own breakfast—a no small sacrifice either, if you bear in mind that his own allowance is by no means very large, and that his breakfast consists of cocoa and biscuits alone—these last too often containing more weevils than nour. As you hurry into your bath, your servant coolly informs you-" Plenty of time, sir. Doctor himself hain't turned out yet." "Then," you inquire, "it isn't six bells "Not a bit on it, sir" lIe replies; "wants the quarter." The rogue has lied to get you up. At seven o'clock exactly you make your way forward to the sick hay, on the lower deck, at the hhip's bows. Now. this making your way forward isn't by any means such an easy task as one might imagine; for at that hcur the deck is swarming with the men at their toilet, stripped o the waist, every man at his tub, lather- ing, splashing, scrubbing and rubbing, talking, laughing, joking, singing, sweating, ana sweaiing. Finding your way obstructed, you venture to touch one middy on the back, ai a hint to move aside and let you pass; the man immediately damns your eyes, then be^s pardon, and says he thought it was Bill "at his lark again." Another, who is bending down over his tub, you touch more firmly on the os innominotum, and ask him, in a free aDd easv sort of tone, to "slue round there. He "slues round," very quickly, too, but unfortunately in the wrong direc tion, and ten to one capsizes youin a tub of dirty suds. Having picked yourself up, you pursue your journey and sing out as a general warning—"Gangway there' lads," which causes at least a dozen of these worthies to pass such ironical remarks to their companions as "Out of the Doctor's way, there, Tom." Let the gentleman pass, can't you. Jack?" "Port your helm, Mat; the doctor wants you to." Round with your stern, BW; the surgeon's mate is a passing." "Kick that donkey Jones out of the doctor's road,"—while at the same time it is always the speaker himself is in the way. At last however, you reach the sick bay in safety, and retire within the screen. Here, if a strict service man, you will find the surgeon already seated and presently the other assistant enters, and the work is begun. There Is a sick- bay man, or dispenser, and a sick bay cook, attached to the medical department. The surgeon generally does the brain work, and the assistants the finger work and, to their shurne be it spokfn, there are some surgeons too proud to consult their younger brethren, whom they treat as assistant drudges, not assistant surgeons. At eight o'clock—before or atter-the work is over, and you are off to break feast. Ladies should use only the GLENFIELD STARCH, which never fails to give the most complete satisfaction. The ULBNFIELD STARCH is exclusively used iu the Royal Laundry, and her Majesty's Laundress pronounces it to be the finest starch she ever used. Prize. Medals were awarded for its superiority, and the manufacturers have Iflucii pleasure in stating that th y have been appointed S arch purveyors to the Princesses of Wales. The GLEN- FIAI.D STARCH is sold in packets only, by all Grocers, Ctiandiurs, &c.. &c. HOLLOWAV'S OINTMENT AND PILLS.—BAD LEGS — When from injury, feeble, circulation, foul blood, or neglected chill, infla limation, succeeded by ulceration, has attacked the lower ii nbs. the sufferer may turn for a cure, without fea" of disappointment, to Holloway's celebrated Ointment, whose lame for such disorders has resounded throughout the habitable plobe, and testi monials in alt languages have been received universally praising th:s celebrated Ointment. In all old cases, Holloway's Pi!ls should be taken while his unguent is used; both together are most effective, and the cure is accomplished painless'y and readily. Under their joint curative i finance the worst wounds or ulcers assume a m»"e"Ieal y character, and shortly begin to fill up or contraad ,o«ndly hea!.
SMAL', TYRANTS. Of the gentlemen of England who live at home at ease" very few can know how entirely dependent for happiness one is on his neighbours. Man is out-and-out, or out-and-in, a gregarious animal, else "Robinson Crusoe" had never been written. Now, I am sure that it is only correct to state that the majority of combatant officers are, in simple languace, jolly, nice fellows, and as a class gentlemen, having, in fact, that fine sense of honour, that good-heartedness, which loves to do as it would be done by, which burtoth not the feelings 6f the humble, which turneth aside from the worm in its path, and delighteth not, in plucking the wings from the help- lesi fly. To believe however that there are no exceptions to this rule would be to have faith in the reign of the millenium, thatbappy period of lamb-and-lion-ism which we would all rather see than hear of; for human nature is by no means altered by bathing every morning in salt water it is the same of hat as on shore. And there are many officers in the navy, whO-" dressed in a little brief authority," and wearing an additional stripe-love to lor 1 it over their fellow worms. Nor is this fault alto- gether absent from the medical profession itsel'. It is in small gunboats, commanded perhaps by a lieutenant, and carrying only an assistant surgeon, where a young medie cal officer feels all the hardships and despotism of the service for if the lieutenant in command happens to bf at all frog-hearted, lie has then a splendid opportunity ot puffins; himself up In a large ship with from twenty to' thirty officers in the mess, if you do not happen to mee- with a kindred spirit ot one end of the table, you can shut your chair to the other. But in a gunboat on foreign service, with merely a clerk, a blatant middy, and a second master who would fain be your senior, as your messmates, then, 1 say, God help you! unless you have the rare gift of doing anything for a quiet life. It is all nonsense to say, ".Write a letter on service about any grievance you can't write about ten out of a thousand of the petty annoyances which to to make yoar lifo tniserab!fc and if you do, you will be but little bttter, if, indeei, your la-t state be not wor-t than your first. I have in my mind's eye even no v a lieutenant who com- manded a gunboat in which I Merve.1 as medical officer in charge. This little man is what is called a sea-lawyer— my naval readers well know what I mean he knew all the Admiralty instructions, was an amateur engineer, only needed the title of M.D. to make a doctor, could quibble and quirk, and in fact co lid prove by the Q ieer.'s Regulations that your soul, to say noihing of your body, wasn't your own that you wore a slavf, and he lord— god of ali he -n vjyed. Peace bo with him h1 has g>ne to his accou t: he will not require an alvocate, he can speak for hi uself Not muny such hath the service I ain happy to s zy. He was 00 itinually changing his poor hard wok d snb-lieut< nants, and driving his engineers to drink, pre; io "Iy to trying them by court-martial. At first he and 1 got on very well; apparently he "loved me like a veta brittier/' but we did not continue long "on the same platform," and from the day we had the first, difference of opinion, he was my foe, and a bitter one too. I assure you, reader, it gave mo a poor idea of the service, for it was my first year. He was always on the outlook for faults, and his kindest words to me were chaffing me on my accent, or about my country. To be able to meet him on his own ground I studied the Instructions day and night, and to stick by them. Ma- lingering was common on board; one or two whom I caught I turned to duty: the men knowing how matters stood between the co.nm mder and me, re'used to work, and so I was bullied on the quarter deck for "neglect of duty" in not putting these fellows on the sick-list. After this I had to put every one that asked on tho sick- list. Doctor," he would sav to me on reporting the number sick, "this is wondrous strange—thirteen on the list, out of only ninety men. Why, sir, I've been in line-of-battle ships—lme of-hattle ships, sir- where they had not ten sick—ten sick, sir." This of course implied an insult to me, but I was like a sheep before the shearers, dumb. O i Sunday mornings I went with him the round of inspection the sink who were able to be out of ham- mock were drawn up for review; bad he been half as particular with the men under his own charge or with the ship in general as he was with the few sick, there would have been but little disease to treat. Instead of que.tioning me concerning their treatment, he interro- gated the sick themselves, quarrelling with the medicine given, and pooh-poohing my diagnosis. Those in ham- mocks, who most needed gentleness and comfort, he bullied, blamed for being ill, and rendered generally un- easy. Remonstrance on my part was either taken no notice ol, or instantly checked. If men w,re reported by me for being dirty, citing impudence, or disobeying ordeis, he became their advocate—an able one to;)-anci I had to retire, sorry I had pjken. But I would not tell the tenth part of what I had to suffer, because such men as he are the exception, and because he is dead. A little black baboon of a boy who attended on this lieutenant- commanding bad one day incurred his displeasure:— I Bo'svain's mate," cried be, take my boy forward, hoist him on an ordinary seaman's back, and give him a rope's ending; and," turning to me, "Doctor, you'll go and attend my boy's flogging." I dared not trust myself to reply. With a face like crimson I rushed below to my cabin, find-how could I help u?—made a baby of mjselr for once all my pent-up feelings found vent in a long fit of cryiBg. True, i might in this ca%e have written a letter to the service about my treatment; but, as it is nbt till after twelve months the assistant surgeon is confirmed, The commander's word would hav- been taken hef,)j"C mine, and I probably dismis-ed withoue a court-martial. That probationary year I cousidert more than a grievance, it is a cruel injustice. CAMEL RIDNG IN THE The camel told off for my especial ruling was a very giant among these beasts; he was muzzled after the manner to a vicious horse, and looked at mo in a sour, spiteful manner, that boded anything but amiability of temper. The Arab to whom the brute belonged cautioned me not to go near bis month, stating that he had an unpleasant habjt of biting any Englishman that came within reach. This was by no means cheering at starting, for I did not know how soon 1 might be nbandoned to my late on the back. of this bloodthirsty quadruped. 1 had in my early days been taught to believe that a dromedary was a beast with only one bump, a very slender budy, unnaturally long legs, and possessing the fi etness of the wind; that a camel, on the other hand, was gifted with two humps, ctnd instead of being swiit and slender, was of massive proportions, and geo:!e as a woman. I discover, how- ever, that the term dromedary is applied to any camel that exhibits a little 1)( tter appearance than its comrades, and for that reason is taken for r:ding purposes; or, in. oi licr words, dromedaries are amongst camels, I spea., of Arabia Petra3:i, what hunters, hack?, and racehorses arj with us amougst horses—simply the better-bred animals of a common stock. The ordinary pace of a bageage camel, or one led by a Bedouin, seldom exceeds three miles an hour, but a fast dromedary can, if well ridden, cover from twelve to fourteen, The swinging gait of a (ast-goh.g dromedary is by no means unpleasant; indeed, 1 think it very much more agreeable than the long, monotonous walk that works the bottom of your back as if it were a hinge, and keeps you continually bowing In a manner very absurd and ridiculous to a looker-on. Having said thus much about the camel and its saddle, I return to my ill-tempered steed. When I approached him to tie' on his back, hegave such a yell, compounded of roar and grant, that I felt fai. ly scared, and at the time lie turned back his great. flexible neck, so as to get a look at me with his watery lustrous eyes. To mount was not an easy job, for though lying down, as camels always do when tiiey aro to be ridden or packed, the height of his saddle was grea er than 1 could well manage to lift my leg over, without spring clean a cross his back like a circus nder. 1 made the attempt, succeeded fairly well, and landed in a most undignified manner astride on the "ship of the desert," and, to carry out the metaphor, the so p seemed to go first bows under, and then suddenly rising over the wave plunge stern first in the trough, to qui -kiy right, and move away slowly over the sandy sea. -Lanll and fvater, Dec. 5.
PENDRAGON'S BIOTEIVE is certainly the best remedy known for CONSUMPTION, ASTHMA, COUGHS, BRONCHITIS, and all diseases of the Cbest and Lungs and is invaluable in cases of Debility. Sold by Chemists, and wholesale only of Pearce & Co., Bridge Street, Bristol.