HOUSE OF COMMONS.—WEDNESDAY. The House met at twelve o'clock' The greater portion of the sitting was occupied by the resumed discussion on the report of the Select Committee on standing orders relative to private bills. Ultimately the report was agreed to, with very slight alterations. The Naval Discipline Bill was read a third time and passed. On the motion of Sir G. GREY, the Mutual Surrender of Criminals Bill was discharged. The ATTORNBY-GBNERAL for Ireland obtained leave to bring in a bill for the recovery of tithes in Ireland. Mr. BARING obtained leave to bring in a bill to amend the S<nou Fishery Act (1B61). The House adjourned at ten minutes to six. THURSDAY. The Partnership Laws Amendment Bill was withdrawn. Mr. LAYARD, in reply to a Question by Mr. KINGLAKE, enumerated those portions of the states and territories of Mexico which have been subdued by the army of the French, and those w icb have not yet acknowledged the authority of the invaders. Her Majesty's Government had intimated to the Government of the Emperor of the French that when the Archduke should be in Mexico, and had notified the fact to the European Powers, it was their intention to advice the Queen to recognise him. Lord HOWARD called attention to the subject of emi- gration to the United States, in reference to the prolonga- tion of the war now raging in that country, and complained of the organised system of fraud and deceit which had been resorted to by the Federal agents for entrapping British subjects into the United States army, and sug- gested that the Government should exercise greater watchfulness and energy in order to put down such illegal and inhuman practices. Mr. LAYARD sail the question was a difficult one to deal with in fact it was impossible for the Government to do more than to reiterale their warnings and address a caution, which they had done, to emigrants to the United States, respecting tne danger to which they would be exposed on their arrival on the other si,le of the Atlantic. After some formal business the House adjourned at 6.45. FRIDAY, JULY 29. [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] Parliament was prorogued at 2.30 this day, Her Majesty's Speech being read by the Lord Chancellor. The following is a copy of the QUEEN'S SPEECH. MY LORDS AND GENTLEMEN, We are commaulle1 by Her Majesty to release you from further attendance in Parliament, and at the same time to convey to ycu her Majesty's aknowledgments for the zeal and assiduity with which you have applied your- selves to the discharge of your duties during the Session of Parliament now brought to a close. Her Majesty commands us to inform you that she greatly regrets that the endeavours which she made, in concert with the Emperor of the French, the Emperer of Austria, and the King of. Sweden. to bring about a reconciliation between the (Shernauin Powers and the King of Denmark were not successful, and that the hostilities, which had been suspended during the negotiations, were again resumed. Her Majesty thinks, lbowever, that the nego- tiations which have been opened between the belligerents may restore peace to the North of Europe. Her Majesty having addressed herself to the Powers who were contracting parties to the treaty by which the Ionian Republic was placed under the protectorate of Great Britain, and having obtained their consent to the annexation of that Republic to the Kingdom of Greece, and the States of the Republic having agreed thereto, the Republic of the Seven Islands has been formally united to the Kingdom of Greece, and her Ma. jesty trusts that the union so made will conduce to the welfare and prosperity of all the subjects of his Majesty the King of the Hellenes. Her Majesty's relations with the Empire of China con. tinue to be friendly, and the commerce of her subjects with the Chinese Empire is increasing. Her Majesty has been engaged, in concert with the Emperor :of Austria, the Emperor of the French, the King of Prussia, and the Emperor of Russia; in an endea- vour to bring to effect an amicable arrangement of differ- ences which had arisen between the Hospodar of Moldo* Wallacbia and his Suzerain the Sultan. Her Majesty has the satisfaction to inform you that this endeavour has been successful. Her Majesty deeply laments that the civil war in North America has not been brought to a close. Her Majesty will continue to ebserve a strict neutrality between the belligerents, and would rejoice at a friendly reconciliation between the contending parties. GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, Her Majesty commands us to convey to you her warm, acknowledgments for the liberal supplies which you have granted for the service of the present year, and towarda the permanent defence of her Majesty's dockyards and arsenals. My LORDS AND GENTLEMEN, Her Majesty has observed with satisfaction that the distress which the civil war in North America haa created in some of the manufacturing districts has to a great extent abated; and Her Majesty trusts that increased supplies of the raw material of in,lustry may be extracted from countries by which it has hitherto been scantily furnished. Ihe revolt of certain tribes in Yew Zealand hils not yet been quelled, but it is satisfactory to Her Majesty to know that a large portion of the native popu- lation of those islands have taken no part in this revolt. It has been a source of much gratification to Her Mhjestvto observe the rapid development of the resources of her East India possessions an,1 the general contentment of the people inhabiting 'hose extensIve regions. Her Majesty his given her cordial assent to many measures of public usefulness, the result of your laboare during the session now brought to a close. The Act for extending to women and children employed in various trades the regulations applicable to factories in general, will materially help to preserve theredthand improve the education of tbose on whose behilf it was framed. The Act for authorising the grants of Government Annuities will encourage habits of prudence aiiong the working classes, and will affoi 1 the meansof secnrely in. vesting the results of their industry. The Act for authorisiog a further advance for Public Works in some of the manufacturing districts. will con- tribute to alleviate the distress in these districts, and will afford the meens of completing many works of importance for the health of the population. The Act for giving increased facilities for the construe. tion of Railways will diminish the expenses attendant on the extension of those important channels of communi. cation. It has afforded Her Majesty satisfaction to observe the general we 1 being and contentment which prevai18 throughout her dominions, and to remark the progressive increase and development of Ih" national resources, and to find that after sufficiently providing for the public service, you hive been able to make a mateiial diminution in the taxation of the country. On returning to your respective counties you will still have important duties to perform essentially connected with the linking together of the several classes of the community, and Her Majesty fervently prays that the blessing of Almiuhty God may attend your exertions, and gui-ie them to the object of her constant solicitude, the welfare and happiness of her eople.
\i^^a^ £ Amaaa g$Ml NEWPORT BURIAL BOARD.-The usual monthly meeting of this Board was held on Wednesday. Present -Mr. R. Atullock, ill the chair; Messrs. Rebel', H- B. Evans, J. Handy with Mr.J.F.Mulock,c!p[k.—Tie Clerk was instructed to obtain estimates for painting the doers, &c.. of the chapels and lodge; and Messrs. Evans, Mullock, and Bebeil were appointed « committee to attend to the matter. The Clerk stated that the new Roman Catholic Chapel was bring proceeded with. He IIlso reported that he had received official notice from the Rn-, Mr. 0;,valli that in future intersects would not be permitted i., the Ritnan Catholie ground on Sundays. and he had intimatrd to the undertakers that the priests wouid strictly w.ibete 10 this rule. The reason assigned "by this d*te.n.i»a'ioo had been come to was the facl of some disgraceful scenes having o.-curred on a San- day afternoon subsequent to a funeral-the persons a'. tending having ca'led at a public house, indulged in drinking, and the result had been a violent row. —Atten- tion was'drawn to the fact that the trees in St. Wooilos Churchyard had te n damped by snme mischievoi s hds • and Mr. Evans said instructions had been given to the sexton to summon any boy detected in the prac- tice, Mr. Befell inquired whether any notice had been taken by the Board of Guardians of a complaint made some time sire; to the eff ct that the funerals of paupers were not it by p' r^ons competent to di-oanje the necessary duties at the grave.— Tho Chairman said he had not heard tie subject mentioned.—The Chrk taid it appeared that the cause of the comprint was to be found in the fact that the undertaker's (ontract exi it cd when the body was put into the coffin, and not. wr en t,:e coffin Was deli s ted in the grave—Some remir?8 were luadereSj eoiing the low charge for which thefunerals were undertaken and a hint was thrown out thai the Guar- dians should p*y a little extra so thst t:t least decei cy might be obseiwd.— 'he Cminuun promised tabling the matter before the Guardians.—There was no other business. THE RAILWAY ACCIDENT HEAR LYDMEY. — The | adjourned i qirst up n the bodies of the n;en Bail and Harris, whose deaths resulted from the rail-I a I' accident near Lydncy, on the 18th irtst., was held at Gloucester on Tuesday! on of the Great Western Railw-iy Company and P.ir. Taynton (instructed by We Rev. Mr. Somerset and Mr. Higgins, ot V* oollasion), on behalf of the widows am) orphans of the deceased. The blame in the matter poiuted loi'i'd, J.he Lydney station-master, and Mills and Cope, the guards of the train whLh caused tbe accident, and Wood, the ganger of the men who were riding on then..Hey. In regard to Allen, tbe evidence showed that he stood in the middle of the. tram during the two nânulfs it was at the station, and did not see the trolley. A witness stated that lie saw the two guards look at the trolh.y after it had been attached; hut this they thems-jlves .tenie- and their statement, wai borne out by witness s. Wood's conduct then seemed the chief point of inquiry. Two of the injured men eaid that they had scted according to his instructions, and that they did nut know anything of his intentions. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death," cen- suring the c<m'uet of the rmn, and especially that of Wood, for the recklessness sbowu by them. They also recommended that the railway authorities should n.ake arrangements by which men with tiolleys would have mote time fur perfoi ruing their journeys, as it had been shown that it the men in this case bad propelled the trolley in the; ordinary way, they would have had only three quarters of an hour before the atrival of a tram, while their journey would have occupied an hour. LOCAL MEASURES IN PARLIAMENT.—The Bristol Channel Dock; Bill a'.d the Bii-t* 1 Port Extension Railway Bll, received the Royal A-sent on Monday. The following bills teceived the Royal Assent at the same Hme;—Bourt<.n 011 the-Water Railway, Wilts and Glou- cestershire R il«ay, Someiset arid Doiset Railway, Rhymney Railway (Cardiff to Caerphilly, &c), Brecon and Merthyr Tydvil Junction Railway, llfracombe Rail- way, Rhymney Railway (Extensions). THE REV MB. PUNBHON -From the first list prepared by the Stationing Committee of the Wesleyan Conference it appears that this popular preacher has been put down for Cli,ton. ST. PAt:L'S CHURCH—The Rev. J. T. Wrenford has jutt published his ninth annual financial statement of the various charities and associattonaestabliahed in connection witt, St. Paul's Church i and the results speak well both for the liberality of the congregation and the energy and Zti'l tf the incumbent. The subscription lists and balance sheets fill a pamphlet of 42 puses, nud funds are collected in aid of no less than 16 different objects of a useful and benevolent kind, so that the amount of hbi ur involved in carrying on the charitable operations of St. Paul's i» by no means trifling. We find the year's subscriptions to tne Sc.ripture Reader fund, including a small balance, amount to £55 19, 10d; Lay Mie,iolfHry lund, £23 8s; ami District Visiting I Society, ZCI 17;; 6J' The Clothing Club receipts, in- cluding members' payments and subscriptions, reach £ 207 9s 7d; and the Penny Savings deposits, £ 159 5s 8d; subscriptions to Uhutch Missioi.a'y Society X53 15F, 2,1 (remitted to Patent Society, £ 51 178 2d) Church j Pastoral Aid Association, jE72 Ss 2d (remitted to Parent Society, £ 70 lis 6a); Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jelh", £ 23 8s 8d (remitted, X22 Ós 8t) ] Llandaff Church Extension Society, £ 13 lis 5i; St. Paul's Curacies (including grants from Church Pastoral Aid Societv, il40) J6160 5s 8 i; the Choir Fund, jE43 12s 2JJ Suhoul-room services, S.3 17s 5d St. Paul's Sunday School, £ 17 17< lit; Collections in thurch (for vai ious object-), £ 139 16;, 8|d. Toe Trinity Church Endowment Fund gives a total (,f £ 2,176 2; Od and undtr the head, "Newport Dispensary—results, in Be or increased subscriptions arid donations, ot a house- to bouse canvass, by S. Vernon, Esq., 11. Farr, ESt)., I; and Rev. J. T. Wrenford, is a sum ot £ 41 Is Id. The total amount for the year is £ 3,203 17s; and the aggre- gate for tht nine year! 112, 1'077 16s lOd. The "aggregate of payments made by wuiking people of St. Paul's during the last tight, years," to Clothing Ciub ai d Savings Bank, is given thus — Members of Clothing Club, £ 1 ,685 5s 7.. i it Savings Bank, jE781 4s 8.i — £ 2 4C6 108 3d.-We corigiatulaie Air. Wr eufcrd on being atle to present so gratifying en erray of figures [The foregoing should have appeared last week, j VoLUMKEB Af)IIOIN,T.qENTS FOR NliXX WEEK.— THIRD M,-w. RIFLES —Monday—Parade at the armoury at 7.30 oi, aujuiatit's drill; a good muster is re- quested. The baLd te auend. Thursday—Private practice at the ranee at three o'clock. Saturday—Private praciee at the range at three o'clock. Names of competitors for Colonel Morgan's prize to be sent in to Sergeant Latch by Saturday, 30th J uly. The annual prize shooting wiii take place on the 8th and 9tli At gust. The prenmwary competition for the Commanding Officer's challenge cup will take place on Saturday, 2uth August. Intended coin- petttors JO send in their names to Sergeant Latch. Officer for duty, Ensign Oliver Orderly Sergeants, Sergeants J.S. Stone and .Latch.— liy order of the Com- manding Officer.—STYIINTH MON. KIFLKS Monday- Squad drill at 7 30. Tuesday—Company drill preparatory for inspections'at 7.30 a full muster is particularly re- quested. "Wednesday— Musketry drill at 7.30 p.m. Thursday—Target practice as u-ual. Friday-musketry drill at 7-30 P ni* Saturday—Target practice as usual. Band practice as usual. Orderlies: Sergeant A. McLean and Corporal G. W. Reynolds.—By order of the Com- manding Officer CONTENTS OF THE SUPPLEMENT.—Extraordinary Shipwreck-Destruction of a Liverpool Ship by Firc- Accident on the Humber-A Woman with five Husbands -A FreLcli Count in Trouble-An Old Swindling Dwlge —Murder in Ireland Sen'.enceof Death Cin»ige of Con- spiracy and Riot—Official Pensions and Salaries the Wimbledon Rifle Meeting—Committal of Fortune tellers —Extraordinary Divorce Case: £ 5000 Damages—ihe Murder on the North London Railway—Shocking Murder by a Mother—The Liskerton Tragedy—The Murdei of a Policeman—Serions Collision in the Chancel—An Illegal Irish Marriage Au Extraordinary S'ory — Iiotiible Tragedy in London-Morder and Suicide in Manchester^ Imperial Parliament—The War in America—Multum in Parvo, and a quantity of General News. SOCIETY OF IKIENDS.—OH Wednesday evening a meeting for religious worship was held at the Town Hall, by the Society ot Friends, when an earnest prac- tical address was delivered by a minister of that denomi nation. There was a moderate attendance. COMMISSION'S SIGNED. — Glamorgatishire. — 1st Administrative Brigade of A.V.-Lieut. Col. J. Ilewett to be Honorary Colonel; Major E. S. Hill to be Lieut.. Colonel, vice Hewett, promoted. Memorandum. — 3d a y q /-Lieut. Colonel Hiti to retain command as Major Firni r ieut F- Pearse to be Captain Second Lieut. W. Insole to be first Lieutenant; D. O lirien Gavin to be Second Lieutenant. At a meeting of a Court of Examiners of the Soyal College ot Surgeons of England, held on the 26th inst., Mr. Alexander Hampton Brewer, of Victoria, Ebbw Vale, received his diploma, and was admitted a member Of the College. ODDFELLOWSHIP. On Monday the members of the Rock of Hope" lodge, 1.0. F., celebrated their anni- versary. About 150 of their number, wearing the regalia of the Order, and preceded by the admirable band con- ducted by Mr. T. Gilhnan, perambulated the town, and subsequently dined together at the Union Hotel. The post prandial proceedings were of the usual character. SEAMENS MISSION.—On Sunday the Rev. P. Mackenzie, whose pulpit ministrations have gained for Lim considerable popularity, will preach three sermons in aId of the Newport Seamen's Mission—at the Pillgwenlly Weslevan Chapel, the Mariner's Church, and Tabernacle ^h*Pel, in tbe morning, afternoon, and evening respec- Te On the following Tuesday evening the annual ™e.€,Un £ under the presidency of tbe Mayor, will bo held S Yvf ^,riner's Church, when addresses will be delivered m,fv- Mackenzie and other ministers and gentle- al?n• institution, as supplying an agency to meet tbe spiritual wants of sailors visiting the port, has Btroog I Christian syHipathy and support. We are glad to find the report for the past year is of a gratifying character, and calculated to encourage the friends of the HSili mamem——— INQUESTS.—A seaman on board the San Jose, named Wiliiam Jones, was drowned in the dock, on Tuesday morning. Deceased was engaged in washing canvas, when he fell into the water, and before he could be rescued life was extinct. Mr. Br wer, caron, r, held aninque-t on the body on the following d*y, at the JloytT George Inn, Pillgwenlly, when the j irv returned a verdict of Accidental Death.—On the following day. an inquest was held at the Devonshire Uouse, on the body of a young seaman, aged 17, nam; d James LinklaU-r, a native of the Orkney I-lati-Is, belonging to the ship Kelson, who was killed by a full from ttie top mast cross-free, his head s riking against the caps;an,- Verdict, Accidental Death CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LOCAL EXAMINATION.— The next examination to take pla- e in Bristol wil: com mence on Monday, 12th December. Atten'ion is re- quested to an advrrtisement in another column. THH WESLEYAN CONFERHXCE. —The voting for the otfices of President and Secretary r.-i-pec'ively tooK place on Thursday. For the office of President, the voting list saowe the following result: — Rev. L. Thornton, 268; R v. W. Shaw, 42; Iiev. W An'nur, 18 •— For ihe Secreta>yship :—Rev. J. Farrar, 262; Rev. J. Bedford, H; Rev. W. M. Punshon. 13. TREAT TO WORKMEN.—On Tuesday the Directors of ÜIP Monmouthshire Railway and t.an-tl Company gave thfir usual treat to the woi km en employed by th' m at the locim tive sheds, &c. They were conveyed by tr-.in to Caerphilly, and there liberally teas ed; Mr. Jam.'s Ewins, confectioner, &c., Comrat r- ial street, [catering on the occa-ion. Ihe hours w, re very pleasantly spent; to add to the enjoyment, the ba id < f the Third Monmouthshire. Volunteers, und-r the lea er- snip of Mr. T. Gil man, bting enga^i d for the day. The employees numbered up varus 01 360. NARROW ESCAPE.—About twelve o'dock on Wed- nesday riictht, Captain Anstice and a man named Jones were standing near the docks. Perfect stillness roigned, and the remark was rWHie-" A nice night this to fall into j the dock." No sooner were the words uttered than the previous quietude wits broken in upon by a fon splash and a man was seen struggling in the water. P.S.'s PraVen and Curtis happen^ d to be ciose at hand, and dS- sis'ance w is promptly rendered the unfortunate man, who was, by means of a boat hook, p'omptly rescued from bis perilous position, escaping with the discomfort natu- rally attendant upon a good sousing." He prove,I to be the mate of a Prussian vessel lyioa in the dock. LOCAL BANKRUPTS.—(From the London Gazette.) J. Laigbt, WithiDgton, Gloucestershiie, land surveyor, August 5, at 11-Cuarles Webb, Garw y, Herefordshire, wheelwright, August 6, at 10. John Marks, Lower Mvtton, Worcestershire, cooper, August 4, at 12- William Keury Bickeell, Glamorgan, tailor, August 5, at II.-Ciiiistopl)or Micoll, Bucknell, Herefordshire, hunts- man, August 3, at 1
(Duv £ ettcr gax. CANINE MADNESS. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE MON MOUTHS HIRE MERLIN, SIR,-l would respectfully suggest, through \h,. medium of your widelv-cirt ulated paper, to those perscns who are in the habit of keeping dogs, that by frequently washing them it his a tendency to prcvent madneus, as the following illustration will show:—Some few years Finel- a friend of mine had a valuable d 'Lr, which was bitten by another dog in a rabid state the dog so bitten was immediately muzzled, and as quickly as pos,ibl" conveyed to the water side, where by frequent washings, the dog. was completely cured-no symptoms of hydro- phobia appearing, although the dog survived for some years afterwards. I would also remark that it is of the greatest impor- tance that dogs be securely muzzled and frequently washed during the present time, viz. dog days I am, Sir, your obedient Servant, S. J.
PONTNEWYNYDD. THE NATIONAL SCHOOLS. — 'lhese schools, which have been closed for a considerable time, were re opened on Monday last, under the superintendence of Mr and .Tn. Ttlhb, recently of Biigiltoii, of whose attainments and ability to impart knowledge, report speaks very favourably. Great praise is due to the new company of the iron works for the liberal support they afford the schools, and their leadiut ss to do so was handsomely displayed by the Chairman, who said, in anmver to the Itev. John Morgan, when he iutroduced the subject, Let them be opened at once." Air. Morgan also deserves credit, for the interest he has taken in getting the schools re opened, and to shew that such a step was highly necessary, we may mention that 150 scholars already attend tbova.
MICHAELSTONE VEDW. SCHOOL TREAT.—Ou Thursday, the 21st inilt. the children of this school enjoyed their annual holiday at the Kectory, and were amused with various kinds of games cricke', kite flying, foot ball, &c. At the appointed boar,' four o'clock, tbe children, sevaat}^. in number, were k'uutidnntly provided with tea 8011 cake by the rector, the Rev. William Jenkins, and having done justice to the good things set before them, they again engaged in the imusements of the day. Before they left the grounds another supply of cake was given them, and books and ,a d sards were distributed to each child by Mrs. Jenkins and' to the class of singers, in addition, fancy boxes, as rewards for regular attendauco.
BLAINA. CLUB FESTIVITY.—On Saturday last, the Orange Brothers" had their anniversary. They met at their lodge, at the Lower Lion Hot' l, at 10 a.m., and after set!ling their financial business, formed a rroce-sion, headed by the Beaufort band, and marched to the 1 Baptist chapel, where the Rev. — Phillips, of Maesteg, delivered an appropriate adlrtss from the scriptural injunction, Bear ye one another's burthens." On their return to the lodge they enjoyed an excellent dinner, and spent the afternoon in sociality. BRITISH AND FOREIGN DIBLE SOCIETY.—The an- nual meetings of ths local ausilary were held here on Friday ar-d Saturday last. The Welsh meeting was I held at the Carmel chap 1, and the English meeting in the \V> sleyan chapel. The Rev. T. Ph ilips, of Here- ford, ott-nded as a deputation from the Parent Society, and delivered encouraging addresses in both languages. The attendance was not very numerous. The finances of the branch were reported favourably of, and the cir- sulation of the Bible as on the increase in the district.
USK. COMMITMENTS TO USK PRISON.—July 22—WILLIAM Baker, by S. H. Bosaoquet, Esq., for stealing a scytue, the property of John Jones, at Tregare. Remanded.— July John Pros&er, by Rev. W. Powell. for stealing money from his master, at Caerleon, on the 3rd of November, 1863. Remanded.—July 23—John Keo$>b, by F. Levick and A. Darby, Esqrs., for assaulting Julia Gleeson, at Bedwellty, on the 21st of July, 1864. 34 days' hard Illbour.-J uly 23—Mary Riley, by same magis- trates, for stealing a triass, tbe property of John Morgan, at Blaina, on the 19th of April, iG64. 21 days'hard labour. —July 23-Thomas Stephens, by the Rev. Thomas Pope, for housebreaking. Remanded.— July 23 -Jonah Boweu, by the same magistrate, for beating his wife, Ann Bowen, at St. Mellous, on the 18th of July, 1S61. Two mouths' bard labour.—July 23_jaines and Kesiah Watkins, by r f°r using thteatening language towards Jane Giles, atCheps ow, on tho 2lst July, 1864- Three months imprisonment, or find sureties.-July 25 Timothy Macartby, by G. W. Jones and E. J. Phillips, Ksqs., tor freq'ientiog the wharves on the river Usk, with intent to commit a felony on board tbe brig" Harry Her bei t," at Newport, on the 24th July, 18G4. Fourteeu days" July 25—Ann Shaw, by John Thompson, Esq., for being a disorderly prostitute, at Blaenavon, on 23rd of July 1861. Two months' hard labonr. July 2.5 Davili Evans, by same Magistrate, for stealing a coat, the property of Walter Downs at Blaenavon, on 25th of July, 1864. Remanded.—July 26-James Morgan, by W. CF, Seys and Henry Clay, jun-, Esqrs., for being drunk and disorderly at Chepstow, on 26th of July, 18ú!. One months imprisonment or pay 20s-—July 27—Patrick Green, by W. W. Morgan, Esq-, for being drunk and riotous at Newport, on 25th of July, 1864. Seven days' imprisonment. July 28—Edwin Lewis, by Hon. W. P. Rodney and C. H. Williams, Esq., for stealing from the person of Caroline Arthwell In. 3J. of her money at Abergavenny, on the 26th of July, 1864. Two months' hard labour.
A HINT TO HOUSEWIVES.—-At this season of the year, the important process of bleaching and dressing Laces and Linens for Spring and Summer wear commences: we would particularly call the attention of our fair readers to the GLKNFIELD PATENT STARCH, an article of primary im- portance in the getting up of these articles. The GLEN- FIELD PATEN STARCH is SPECIALLY manufactured for family use, and such is its excellence that it is now exclu- sively used in the Royal Laundry, and her Majesty's Laundress pronounces it to be tho finest ^Starch she ever used. Her Majesty's Lace Dresser says it is the best she has tried, and it was awarded two Prize Medals for its superiority. The manufacturers have much pleasure in stating that they have been appointed Starch Purveyors to H.R.H. the Princess of Wales. The GLENFIELD PATENT STARCH is Sold by all Grocers, Chandlers, &o. &c. This is an age of improvement, therefore all changes should be in that direction. Time was when good Tea was readily obtainable-pure wholesome tea-Dr. Samuel Johnson liked such; and people generally seek such now. John Chinaman has not been slow in finding out that he can pass off his brown waste leaves by colouring all qualities alike, thus greatly increasing his own and the merchant's profits, at the consumer's expense. It is highly requisite that good Tea be atrain readily obtain- able; llorniman and Co., London, therefore import in Pure, without any mineral powder on iter Burface, being the strong, delicious, and invigorating spring sorts; the green a dull olive-not bluetsh; and the blaok not ntenaely dark: this every English Tea drinker admits is a great desideratum. Supplied only in PAcxETs. through Homiman's own Aaanxs, Bee Adrertiflejnent io tbia IUJ'I paper.
THE YELVERTON CASE. JUDGMENT OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS. On Thursday the ju Igmeut of the House of Lords was delivered in this protracted case. That judgment is in favour of Major Yelvertou Before giving the remarks of their I ordsbips on the case, it may be well to remark that the respondent, Maria Theresa Longwortb, claims to be the lawful wife of M jor William Charles Yelverton, son of 1.0111 Avonmore, and heir presumptive to th;ittitle, by virtue of t ceremony and form of promise of marriage tone through between the parties in Edinburgh, and which the respondent contended was a good marriage according to the law of Scotland, and also in virtue of a cer» mony of "marriagp gone through between them according to the rites of the I:oman Calhü];c Church, at Rostrevor, in Ireland After the marriage the appellant an,1 respondent cohabi'ed for some time as null and wife, but in about a year after the alleged marriage, the appelUut. married another In.iy Mrs. Forbes, widow of the Lite Professor For be? of the University of Edinburgh. In consequcrice of he claim set up by the ro-Apondeut to be his wiie, the apped rit b <>ns>ht a suit in the Court of Session, in Scotland, Tjeobjpcfcof which wa: to have it declared that he wax free from all matrimonial bou is in relation !o the respondent, and the lespondeut simulta neously brought her suit to have it declared that she j was by the law f Scotland the wifa of the appellant. In the first ins'ance, the Lord Ordinary made an iutet- locator bv which lie decided that the respondent was 1101. the wife of the appelliut and on an apped taken to the j'iil:;es of the fir-it division of the IDI;CIi House, this d cision wis ieversed by a. ur joiityof the judges, the Lo:d President beiug iu the minority, an' au iuteriocu'or was m*de dec aring ihe respon-ieut to be the lawful wife of the ap!)ell int by the law of Sco land. Against, this decision I he present ap-eal was brought, and w", argued for some i weive day* before 'he House of I.r I.i by Mr. itolt all,1 Sir Hu^ti Cairu-> for the app.il i'i', and hy the Attorney General and the Lord Advocate for the respondent. The Lord Chancellor said that the respondent sought to establish the fact of her in riiage iri the court bolow, first, on the ground of st present promise made 'oatweeu the parties seiromilv, if that con tact was not su!Scieut, there was a subsequent marriage loll owed by cohabitation in Scotl 1t1d. There was a su'ise^uent religious ceremony in Ireland, but on the court eiow having cede that point, the respondent had no ririlt to plead it in this a;>ped, and he should not consider that qu stion, but confine himself to what constitutes Scotch ma:ri .u'e. As to the first point, that there was an immediate promise of marriage by mutual | consent bet ween the parties in E linbiiigir on pril 12. IS;)7, he agreed that there must be a complete mutuality or consent to tu.tke a marriage; but the tacts necessary to show a coinp ete contract Were allowed a wide latitude by the law of Scotland. \V heu a at >rriage is allege to be made by muLual conseut, it is necessary that there must bo certainly or al elation of time and place at which the proruise was made. In his judgment, however, where mariiage was pleaded by parties in Scotland by mutual consent, it was not necessary to prove the particular place "rid time at M h;t;h the deliberate promise was made, and the rule as laiel dowlJ by the Lord President was iu bis opinion put too strictly. The form of the promise, as alleged by the respondent, was the wording of the marriage service ot the Church of Kngland. and the L,r,1 President, urge th It theie w ..s no evidence of it prea rved bv interchange of writing, or by the evidence of persons present. It was true that this omission had weakened the respondent's power of proving her case, but her statement was in accordance with the whole of her case, which was that the marriage was to be kept secret, and was so uiit 1 after the parties had visited the CoatinenU»iu 1858. hint there were in the correspondence many allusions to the occurrences of the 12th of April, which went to prove the truth of the allegations of the respondent such as one written in a letter of the 12di July, in which the respondent, said that it was three mouths before that the appellant, bad acquired a right to call her bis o -.u. He was of opinion that the respondent had achieved a mar- riage on the 12th of April, but refused cohabitation coutrary to the affiimaiion of tbe appellant, until a sub* sequeut religious ceremony was performed. It W?B MUCH to the lespon ieut's credit that she made this denial, ag un admission of cohabitation at that time would have been to her advantage in one view of the case as it would have fully completed the marriage de presenti in Scotland It was alleged that for three or four years before the alleged marriage in Scotland, in a long correspondence the respondent made lmiecent overtures to iuduca thj appellant to marry her, and failing that, to induce him to euler into a conuexiou of a different character This point was argue i at gieat length on behalf of tne appel 1 uit, and all he (the Lord Chancellor) would remark on 'b, ma that point w,.S, t: at it was a most unwarrantable deduc- tion. Quoting some of the passages from which this deduction was attempted to be drawn, his lordship stated that the contrary was to he inferred. When the parses. came to Edinburgh in 1U57. they met for the pur pose of arranging how the secret, marriage which bad been for years contemplated by them could be came out, and then a promise to marry was given. It was alleged by the appellant that intercourse took place between the pr.rti,:s at. this time, but no proof was given of it, and it WHS distx-lieved by the judges below. The falsehood of this assertion ought to be takeu into cotiside ratiou in dealing with this case. A cemnaniou of tae 'adv. Miss M'Farlane, and the persons in whose bouse she lodged, proved that there was no oiportumtv tor such intercourse, but that the appellant visited her ^f^u.i,acu-*pl'0j ,8uito*: ->>ookir,s at "the after the ua e wbtiU the alleged marriage took place it would appear that the respondent left Edinburgh to avoid tbe importunities of the appellant to be aitowedtocoi. summate the marriage, until alter some religiousceremony had taken place. It was difficult, however, iu considering that correspondence,to Bay any more than that it uppeared that there was a promise to marry —some solemu engage- ment, to that, effect. On receiving some marriage cards of a Mr. and Mrs. Shears, the appellant affected to believe that the respondent had married Mr Slwars; aud he said, that he had beeu plaoed in a difficult position wi h regard to her, and one of all others the most painful-viz., that he had promised t6 do more than he could h .ve per- formed when the time came." This was at, elaborate piece ct affectation and it did not deroga e from the deduction that there had been a promise to marry, and that inference was strengthened by the reply of the re spondent, in which she said that she had sacrificed all but God to him. The true deductiou from this p at of the correspondence was that the lady firmly beheveu that there was a solemn eugagemeut of marriage be w, en them; almost made perfect by a legal form, and requiring a relrgious ceremony to be binding on her conscience. Afttr this difference there was a reconciliation, and things wen. on their previous footing, the coi respondence pro- ceedidg a part of that which too'< place before the meet I ng ot th3 parties at Watet ford in July had been destroyed, but, on the whole, he (the Lord Chancellor) ha,1 come to tbe conclusion that the respondent, after meeting the appellant at Waterford, and relying on the i-romfse of an nnmediate marriage, had permitted cohabitation before the ceremony which topk place at Rostrevor. The evidence gainsaying this on the part of the respondent he did not credit, but was of opinion that cohabitation occurred at Wateiford. Whether the respondent relied on the Scotch or the Irish marriage, she was entitled to the benefit of the fact that she stated what had occurred in Scotland, and, subsequently, to the Roman Catholic bishop, who was of opinion that no further marriage ceremony was necessary bu', on her representations he consented to the performance of a ceremonial which was not au integral marr iage, but a renewal of the matrimonial consent, the form used being that adopted accoiding to the Roman Catholic ritual when only a renewal of a marriage was inteuded. Much comment had been made on the fact of Mr. Mooney, the priest who performed this ceremony, having given a certificate afi °, .1 ™?™lar n^rriage, and although it was alleged that this was only inteuded for purposes of baptism of a coild abroad, yet it was a most reprehensible proceeding, and tended much to lender the evidence of Mr. Mooney questionable. But on the other hand his ac- count of the ceremony performed at Rostrevor was con- firmed, aud it mi-lit be taken that it occurred as state ) by him. This beiug so, be (the Lord Chancellor) thought thee was nothing wanting to show by ex pnst facto "ac- knowledgment that a previous marriage had taken place between the parties, and this, notwithstanding the allega- tion of the appellant that he only went through a form to satisfy the conscience of the lady. On their return to Scotland the parties lived together as man and wife. It was to be gathered from the correspondence which subsequently took place,that the appellant, in contempla- tion of the birth of a child, treated the connexion between him and the respondent as a marriage, though he still lnisisted on its being a secret one, the lady having chosen this opportunity as a favourable one for a public declara- tion of the marriage. Lord Brougham, who bad been obliged to leave, had requested him 0 to state that he was of opinion that there was a promise of marriage de presentt. Lord Chelmsford, interposing, said it was not regular that the opinion ot a noble and learned lord in a case under consideration should be cited in support of the opinions of another member of the House. The Lord Chancellor said that he had often seen that course taken, though such a statement would not weigh with the House, but he would rather make no controversy on the matter. Resuming his own judgment he said that if the evidence failed to show the first point, that there was an immediate mutual consent to marry, there was proof of a promise to marry infuturo, followed by cohabitation in Scotland, and this, according'to Scotch law, furnished a presumption that copula wps the result of previous matrimonial consent. The only question was whether there was sufficient proof of such a promise. It was not necessary that the promise should be in writing, but it was necessary that there should he indirect evidence in writing of such a promise having been given, and circumstantial evidence, in this respect, was often more effectual than what was called direct evidence. Tried by this rule, in the letters of the appellant, to wbich he had alluded, taken in connexion with other circum- stances, there was sufficient to satisfy the rule of law that there must be written evidence of promise to marry. It was alleged that this amounted to a promise relating to marriage, and not to a promise to marry, but he was of opinion that the evidence in question was not open to any such subtle distinction, It was necessary that there should have been sexual intercourse to make the evidence of the promise complete, and he was of opinion that the respondent by consenting to cohabitation in Ireland did so on the faith of the promise of marriage given in Scotland. It was urged that the cohabitation in Scotland was to be referred to the marriage in Ireland, and not to the pre- vious promise in Sootiand; but he was of opinion that this was a conclusion which was not warranted by the law. The case was reduced to the question whether the cohabitation in Scotland was to be referred to the previous marriage in Scotland. He was of opinion that that was J the case, and that according to the Scotch law the appel- lant and respondent were legtllj out and wife, Lord Wensleydale, who was most indistinctly heard, was understood to state his view of the requirements of the Scotch law necessary to establish a marriage, and to lay down distinctly that the marriage which took place between the parties in Ireland was void. Stating these two points as to the Scotch marriage, namely, whether there was a promise to marry per verba de presenti, and whether there was a promise to marry de ftituro, followed hy cohabitation, be said that he had come to the decided conclusion that there was no proof of promise of marriage per verba do presenti. As to the second point, it appeared to him that the evidence failed to establish an acknow- ledgment of promise to marry in futuro, and with regard to cohabitation, it was necessary to have found that that took place within twenty.one days after such a promise in Scotland and there was not enough in the evidence with regard to what took place in Ireland to bring the case witbio that rule. On a review of the whole corres- pondence and circumstances, it was impossible to come to the conclusion that there was any complete and uncondi- tional promise to marry between the parties up to the time at which they returned to Scotland from Ireland; nor was there anything in the subsequent correspondence sufficient to supply that proof and it was to be gathered from the letters of the respondent that she had no com plete promise on which to rely, for she even stated that he had performed more than he had promised. Lord Chelmsford said the question to be decided was whether the appellant and respondent were lawfully man and wife—the onus of proof of marriage being on the respondent, who asserted that she was lawfully married by a marriage per verba de presenti, by an acknowledgment of a promise t > marry in futuro, followed by eopula. and by a marriage in Ireland. It was not in favour of the respondent that she relied on three alternative marriages, the proof of all and each of which was to be extracted from a mass of evidence and correspondence laid before the House. It was not necessary to enter into the question of the: propriety of the respondent's conduct at her first meeting with the appellant on board the steamer on the passage from Boulogne, or in the renewal of the nequaltilauce by letter by the respondent ten months after a single interview, or any of the correspondence which ensued. It appeared that both parties had entangled I themselves in a romantic correspondence, with what ulterior views it was not indispensable to dwell on more than as an introduction to the case, as it culmiuated in the meeting of the parties in Edinburgh. Having glanced at the relations existing between them at Constantinople an I in the Crimea, he stated his opinion that there was nothing in thecircu instances of that time to show that there was any promise to marry by the appellant, although the respondent took pains always to press up-m him that such a promise had been then made although the marriage was to be private. The appellant denied that he had urged a marriage, even one, necessarily irregular, it, a Greek chapel at Galata but he admitted that great familiarities took place between them. although there was no evidence of these facts. The conclusion he drew from the circum- stances of this period was that the respondent believed in the probabilit.v of a marriage between her and the appellant, on which her feelings and perhaps her passions seemed to have strongly set. But if any such promise had beeu made, it had been withdrawn before the parties separated in the Crimea, and this was shown by the pal- pableabsenceof any preparation or apparent predisposition on the appellant's part to marry when they met in Scot- land, where the material points of the case arose. The respondent proceeded to Edinburgh evideatly for the purpose of meeting the appellant there, where alone the Sco ch marriage could have taken place. Having stated the two forms of legal marriage in Scotland, he was of opinion that there had bejn no such copul i in Scotland as would constll ut,) a legal marriage according to theScoth law. The c,ittitz was necessary to be local, and it was impossible to coinect that, which was alleged with the previous promise, nor could a renewal of cohabitation which ha l originally been illicit, be referred to any alleged promts.) tom.rry which occurred after that illicit cohabi- tatiou had taken place. In the first proceedings which the r spoudent took in Scotland to establish her marriage, she relied entirely on the marriage in Ireland, and made no allusion to any right founded on a promise to marry iu S otland, and this was a piesamption against the ca,. which was subsequently set up. He had examined the facts with the utmost care, and he hid arrived at a conclusion wholly irrespective of feeling; and, while being of opinion that there was much to blame in the conduct of both parties, be was of opinion on the evidence and the law applicable to the case, that the re- spondent had failed to estabiish her claim to be the lawful wife of the appellant, and that the interlocutor appealed against must be reversed. Lord Kiugsdown having pronounced against the Irish marriage, and having stated the allegations of the respon- (ient as forming the basis of the case, s ud that those state- meats were not, very consistent wi h the circumstances as they appeared iu evidence. It was the respondent's case that from the first the appellant pressed for a secret mar. riage but the allegations of the appellant were ill direct contradiction to these statements. The objections which he made to the respondent's pressure for a marriage, and which were based 011 family obstacles, would have been as ar,plicable to a secret as to a public marriage. It was clear thut the appellant, at the eany part of the correspondence, was writing in a way to alienate the respondent's affections, and his conduct was sucli as to lead to a belief that he was desirous ot avoiding the danger of again meeting her. After all that had thus occurred, and after a long corres. pondene-, the respondent went down to Scoiland to meet the appellant, and the evidence, in his judgment, of what occurred Mtx 8Uf li as not tu ettow either that a morriagn took place between them, or that any promise to marry passed between them. But the respondent, perhaps supposing that something of the kind had occurred, proceeded to induce the appellant to go through a religious ceremony with her; that idea having occurred to her previously, when she h..d urged a meeting at Manchester. The parties met in Ireland, and travelled togeth, r as man and wife before tne ceremony took p ace at Posirevor, ahhough the respondent denied that intercourse took place between them before that cereuaony. Tuis was assen led to by IlIe appellant mainiy with a view to satisfy the lady's conscience, and without any notion of marriage. The intentions of the appellant were to be gathered from his letters, and even if they pointed to any design of marriage afrtr the obstacles aheged by him arisiug from family reasons were removed, it was clear thai they were not referable to a Scotch marriage or promise to marry. On the whole, he was of opinion that the respondent had failed to establish a valid marriage with the appellant, and therefore the judgment of the court below ought to bef reversed. Tiie judimens of the House, therefore, by a majority o three noble and learned lords to one, was that the decision of the court yelow be leversd, and the marriage between. the appellant and the respondent be deciared to ue void.
THE MURDER ON THE NORTH LONDON RAILWAY. In our Supplement will be fnuod the proceedings at the inquest aud other matters connected with this atrocity up to Monday. The coroner's inquest was resumed on luesdny, but tha'inquirv was of merely a formal nature. Mr. Lee repeated the evidence which he bad previously given before the magistrate to the effect that he saw and talked with Mr. Biiggs on the night of his murder at the Bow Statiou and that there were two persons in the with bim, neither whom attempted to get Ollt. The further inquiry was then adjourned for a fort- night. iue police authorities are still making investigations with a view to the clearing up of various obscure points connected with the murder, aud especially to elicit some evidence corroborative of the statement made by Mr. Thomas Lee to the effect that he saw two men in the railway carriage with the deceased gentleman at Bow on the night in question. One statement, which has not hitherto been made public, is th It of another party, who affirms that he also S1.I Mr. Briggs at the same place, He states that Mr. Briggs was dorint; b ck in the crrriage, and he is positive tuat there was one man oppo- site him He adds that he thinks there was a se- coml individual in the carriage, but he is Dot; absolutely I certain upon that point. It appears very certaMi that Mr. Brigg's murderer did not enter the carriage at Bow Station, aod therefore the most natural inference ia that be got in at Fenchuroh street. It will not ha'.e escaped observation, that according to the evidence of Mrs. Biyth, the supposed murderer, Francis MulleV, was in the habit of coming home regu- larly at an early hour up to within about a week of the murder, but tint during that week he came home late without giving any explanation of his change of habits, j This period Wiis also that during which he had discharged himself from Mr. llodkinson's employ, iitiange to say, no information can be obtained as to his doings during that time. He was not in the habit of travelling by the Norih Londcu Railway, the Bow and Hackney-wick stati on a being upwards of a mile distant from the house where he loaged, while the Old Ford omnibus west past his door and that of his employer, in Tbreaclni-edle-street. He therefore used that conveyance, when he wanted one, in preference to the railway. By the desire of the coroner and jury,the officials of the North London Railway have caused the line to be measured from the Bow Station to the spot where the body of Mr. Briggs was found. It measures exactly three quarters of a mile, aud the distance thence to Hackney Wick Station is 800 yards. From Bow to Hackney Wick there is a very considerable incline as the line passes under the Bow Road, and then through a deep cutting up to the Metropolitan Main Diainage Works at Old Ford where it passes over the new sewer at a level nearly 24 feet above that of the road. While at this part the trains are shut out from view, except to those occupying the houses which fringe the line along Fairfield Road and Park Terrace. On shooting over the sewer, the whole of the carriages can. in a manner, be looked into by one passing along the road from the sewer to the Mitfard Castle, Victoria Park; and in crossing the Duckett Canal the train passes over a bridge within a very short distance of that over the road, which runs parallel to it. From the Mitford Castle the left side of the railway is lined with houses, which overlook the interior of the trains as they pass. But even if anything wrong were going on, the glance that could be obtained would only be momentary. In order to overcome the resistance of the incline the trains are driven at the utmost speed-generally at thfe rate of 30 or 40 miles an hour. Last night the distance from Bow to Hackneywick was run in 2 min. 25 sec. This would leave hardly a space of time of a minute and a quarter for the commission of murder and the casting of the body out of the carriage door. A fact which may have an ulterior significance has transpired. The sons of the deceased gentleman were in the habit of having their clothes made at the shop in which Francis Muller was employed as a journey- man tailor, and it is not impossible that in this way Mailer might hare feeeome acquainted with the fact of Mr Briggs's connection with a bank in Lombard-street. After the murder the black leather bag which Mr. Briggs carried with him was found thrown under the seat of the carriage, with marks of blood stained fingers on the lock. The bag had been examined by the murderer, who, find. ing it empty, threw it away from him. It would almost seem as if the bag, and what it might naturally be supposed to contain, had formed the principal inducement for the perpetration of the crime. It has already been mentioned that a fellow-loager of Muller's had in his posession a life-preserver, which he kept at the head of his bed, and to which Muller could have had access. The weapon was sent yesterday by the authorities to an eminent analytical chemist to be tested for blood and other sttins- The result of the examination has not, of course, been made known as yet.
TERRIBLE DISASTER IN RUSSIA. The freshly erected cupola crowning the Church of the Transfiguration at St. Petersburgh came down on the 18th inst. with a terrific crash but the loss of life would have been comparatively limited had not crowds of townspeople forced an entrance into the edifice beyond all control from the police or military in immediate attendance. The concussion created by the falling dome in a short time brought down the whole structure, overwhelming several hundreds in the ruin, the precise amount of casualties by the catastrophe not being ascertained at the despatch of latest intelligence.
Zlu CtatMfc, &t. THE CHURCH IN THE NAVY.—'The naval clergy have at last found a parliamentary advocate in Mr Hanbury Tracy, M.P., wh ,sa lively recollections of nine years' service in the navy gave hi:n a warm interest in bis old clerical shipmates, who happen to have been very favourable specimens of their cloth, and in the re- moval of those disabilities and endurances, not to say indignities, of which be was a painful witness! Mr. Tracy, rightly appreciating the great want felt amongst Inaval chaplains for a head of that department, asked the Secretary of the Admiralty" if it was the intention to revive that part of the order in council of 4th of March, 1812, which provided for the appointment of a chaplain general to preside over the chaplains of the Royal navy, in the same manner as was now practised in regard to chaplains in the army r" Lord C.Paget admitted that there would be certain advantages in appointing a chaplain general, but, upon the whole, the present sys- tem was thought best. That is to say, 95 chaplains should be under no other authority than their 95 re- spective captains," with no bond of united action, no central direction. A system, the inconvenience of which is lamented by the chaplain, evidenced by the surgical returns, abused by all the officers, complained of by the religious thinking seamen, and scoffed at even by the dissolute—a system which everybody says is useless I-is to continue how long? We believe that light is being let in upon this system which will arouse even the most godless of taxpayers to cry out against paying a large and learned body of clergy with one hand, and curbing their usefulness, restraining their labours, and thwarting their influence with the other. Mr. Traov is to be thanked for taking this stand in the forefront, and it is to be hoped that he will stick by his naval friends until he sees them righted.— Western Morning News. BISHOP ANDERSON. — It is said that Simeon's trustees are waiting the arrival in England of Dr. Anderson, the Bishop of Rupert's Land, who is about to resign his diocese, to offer to him the vicarage of Clifton, near Bristol, which has become vacant by the death of the R-jv, J. Hensman. The benefice is worth about £ 800 a year. The Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol has collated the Rev. John Wiiliam Sheriogham, M.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge, vicar of Strood, near Rochester, to the vicarage of Standish, near Stonehouse, Gloucester- shire, in the room of the Rev. Thomas Murray Brown, M.A. The vicarage of Strood, which his become va ant by Mr. Sheringham's preferment, is worth .£350 a-year, and ia in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Rochester,
(Continued from the Supplement J HOUSE OF LORDS. — WEDNESDAY. Their Lordships met at two o'clock, when Lord Redes- dale presided. Several bills were read a third time and passed. The other bills on the paper were advanced a stage, and their Lordships adjourned at 3.55. THURSDAY. The LOBO CHANCELLOR announced that Parliament would be prorogued to morrow (Friday), at 2 30. The Poor Relief (Metropolis) Bill was passed through the remaining stages the Weights aud Measures Metric System and the Limited Penalties Bills were read a third time and passed. Their lordships adjourned at 6.50.
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Parfects. COMMERCIAL NEWS.—THURSDAY. On 'Chance—Tallow, 41s 6d to 41s 3 I on the spot, and 43s 91, buyers, lasf. throe months. Linseed oil. 38s here, and 37s at Hull. Brown, 43s 6i Palm, 35.61. Cocoa- nut Sales of Ceylon at 38s 6d, cash. Scotch pig iron, 58* lid. Spelter, C24 10s. Straits Tin, £105 lOs, cash, sellers. Coffee firm. Sugar A cargo of liavanna, No. 1341 sold at 33s. Nothing in rice or sa tp3t.re. Nothing of moment in bullion. CORK BUTTER MARKET. Firsts, 108s; seconds, 103s; thirds, 95s; fourths, 90s; fifths, 86s sixths, 64.. Mill cued :-Firstli Ills; se- conds, 106s; thirds, 87s. 1 550 firkins in ths market. METROPOLITAN CATTLE MARKET.—THURSDAY. About an average supply of beasts, in very middling condition, was on offer in to-day's market. Prime breeds commanded a steady sale, at full prices; otherwise, the beef trade was heavy, on former terms A few very superior Scots realised 5s. per 8 lb. We were fairly supplied with sheep, for which the inquiry ruled inactive, at late currencies. The best Downs produced 5s. 4d. per 81b. There was a good demand for lambs, at fall prices, viz.. from 6s. to 7s. per 8 lb. Calves were in request, and rather dearer, the top price being 4s. lOd. per 8 lb. Pigs and milch cows sold heavily, at late rates. Per Sibs. to sink the uffil—Cosrse and inferior beasts, 3s. 41. to 3s 3,1.; second quality dit'o, 3s 10d. to 4; 4:1 prime large oxen, 4s 6 1 to 4s 81; prime Scots, &c., 4s 8d to 4s lOtI eoarse and inferior sheep, 3s 61 to 4s second quality ditto, 4i 2ll to 4 s 6el prime coajse woolled sheep, 4s Sd to 5s prime Southdown ditto, 5s 2d to 5s. 4i large coirse calves, 3s 8J to 4s 4d prime small ditto, 4s 6d to 4s 10d large hogs, 3,1 6d to 4s; neat small 'pork rs, 4s 2 I to 4s 6d lambs, -5s to 6s suckling calves, 14s to 22s and quarter old srore pigs, 20s. to 25s. each.
FIIDAY'S MARKETS. ( By Electric Telegraph.) I \TDON CORN MARKET.—FRIDAY. Astc t K-ercheval's report. —L rge arrivals of foreign flour, wl..at, and oats. Very dull traie fur wheat, oats, and other spring corn in fair demand at Monday's prices. LIVERPOOL CORN" MARKET—FRIDAY. There is no change in the market sinci Tuesday.
BIRTHS. On the 25th instant, at Castleton, the Hon. Lady Walker, of a son. Recently, at Abergavenny, the wife of Mr John Duck, grocer, of a son. On the 23rd inst, at Harewood End Inn, the wife of Air. Charles Andrews, of a sun. 'N MARRIAGES. On the 24'h inst", at St. Paul's Church, Newport, by license, by the Rev. John Wadsworth. Mr. W. W. Gould, insp-.c'or of the Slaughter-houses, to Miss Mary Ann, only daughter of Mr. John Harrhy, grocer, Cardiff road, Newnort. Ou the 26th instant, at Bsssalleg Church, by the Rev. Chancellor Wiliiams, Mr. Charles Orledge Fry, of H.M. Customs, London, to Harriet, daughter of the Rev. John Williams, Vicar of Goldcliff. Recently, at Pantê6 Church, by the Rev. Dr. James, rec'.or, -Mr. Caleb Rosser to Miss Mary Jones, second daughter of Mr. Joseph Jones, of Pontrhydyrun, late of Pontymoile, Pontypool. DEATHS. On the 27th inst., at Rhoswen Villa, Gold Tops, New. port, after a short but severe illness, Julia, the beloved daughter of Bodmer, Esq »ged 6 years. On the 23th i nst., at Tredegar Iron Works, deeply regretted. Mr. Hugh Morgan,father of Mr. Hugh Morgan, butcher, Commercial street, Newport, aged 76 years. On the 22nd inst., at Ebbw Bridge, near Newport, Drucilla Matilda, infant daughter of Mr Thomas. On the 24th iust.. at Maindee, deeply regretted, Mrs. Mary Bryant- aged 32 years. On the 24th inst., at Lower Cross street, Augustus, son of Mr. Griffiths, aged three years. On the 25th.inst., at Maindee, Rebecca, infant daughter > of Mr Parsons" On the 27th inst., at Risca, John Elliott, infant son of Mr. Ashman. Un the 27th inst-, at George street, Newport, Emily Augusta Pugsley, infant daughter of Air. Time well On Sunday, the 24tb instant, in London, Ellen God. dard, eldest daughter of the late Mr. John Diamond, formerly of this town. On the 23rd instant, Sophia, the beloved wife of Matthew Alexander, Esq., of St. Brelade, Jersey, late of Newport. On the 15th inst., at Maindee. Mr. Frederick Bladon, aged 21 years. On the 19th instant, at Caerleon, Mrs. Jane Cullum. aged 83 years. On the 23rd instant, at Llandavenny, Thomas, infant son of Mr. Bird. On the 24th instant, at Caerleon, Mrs. Catherine Harris, aged 84 years. On the 24th ins!ant; at Commercial-road, Newport, Edward Bradley, son of Mr. May, aged 18 years. On the27th instant, at Caerleon, Mrs. Charlotte Oxford, aged 73 years. On the 20th inst., at Henllis, Mr Henry Rogers, aged 74 years. On the 20th inst., at LIanvrechTa, Emma, infant daughter of Mr Parker. On the 22nd inst., at Llantarnam, Mary, daughter of Mr Bullock. aged 11 years. On the 22nd inst., at Baneswell, Newport, Catherine, daughter of Mr Herne, aged 3 years. On the 23rd inst., at Machen, George Lewis, son of Mr Durbin, aged 3 years. On the 24th inst*, at Bassalleg, after a protracted illness, Mr John "W illiams, a native of Cornwall, aged 20 years. On the 26th inst., at Ruperra street, Newport, Ellen, infant daughter of Mr Driscoll. On the 26th inst., at Baneswell, Newport, the wife of Mr George, aged 26 years. On the 26th inst., at Newport Dock, accidentally drowned, William, son of Mr Jones, a native of Swansea, aged 18 years. On the 27th inst., accidentally killed by a fall on board ship in the Bristol Channel, Mr James Lioklater, aged 17 years.