PONTYPOOL. MISSIONS TO SEAMEN.—Sermons in aid of these missions were preached at Treveihin, and St. Jnme8's Churches on Sunday last, by the Rev. J, B. Morgan, one of the Society's Clisplains and by the Rev. D. 0. Davies, in the Town school-room, on the evening of the same day. The sum of jE8 was collected at the various services. THE LATE MRS. LEOG.-On the evening of Sunday last, the Rev. M. Davenport preached an impressive ser- mon on the death of the late Mrs. Francis Lcgg. in the High-street Wesleyan Chapel. The rev. gentleman took his text from Hebrews, iv. 9 the words being There remains therefore, a rest for the people of God." TOWN HALL.—SATURDAY. [Before the Rev. THOMAS EVANS.1 SETTING TIRB TO A BARN AT THE LITTLE MILL REFOR- MATORY. Samuel Bevan, a lad 14 years of age, was brought up in custody, charged with having set fire to a barn at- tached to the Little Mill Reformatory, on the 20th Feb- runry last The prisoner is an inmate of the institution in ques- tion, and at the time of the occurrence another inmate, named Davies, of about the same age as the prisoner, was charged with the offence; but as the evidence ad- duced against him proved to be insufficient to sustain the charge, he was dismissed, and sent back to the in- stitution, In reference to this charge, William Perkins deposed I was an inmate of the .Reformatory at the Little Mill, and am at present resid- ing with Mr. Nicholas, at the Goytrey. I was in the Institution two years and five months, and visit the same by permission. I remember a barn belonging to the premises being set on fire in the month of Feb- ruary last. I heard the prisoner and Henry Williams agree to set fire to the barn. They asked me if I agreed to it; I said "Yee," and when we had agreed prisoner said that he would do it. It was on a Sunday when we were talking about this. It was set on fire during the week, and prisoner told me that he had done it. We were all in the Fiebool when be told ire. He siid he had set it on fire with shavings and matches, and it nearly caught fire by itself. By the Magistrateb' Clerk The other bey that wa first charged with the offence did not know anything about it. He was not in the secret. Witness: Prisoner told me that he attempted to do it en the night previous. There were two more in the secrtt besides myself. Prisoner said he would try to put the blame on Thomas Davies. Prisoner denied that he said he would put the blame on Dav.es, or that the barn had nearly caught fire by itself. Henry Williams said I am at present in the Refor- matory. Shall have been there two years on the 4th of this month. I was with Perkins and Bevan in the month of February last, on a Sunday. We were talk ing about things whilst coming from church. We were talking about the treatment Bevan had received in having hdd his breakfast or some other meal stopped. They agreed to burn the barn, and the prisoner said he would do it a couple of nights before it was done. On the night it waa done he told me that he had done it. I did not believe him until I saw it. I was no: examined befor-, or by the Bench when the charge was made against Davies, but the prisoner was. Having pleaded guilty, the rris-ner vrlunteered the following statement:—When Perkins, Williams, and myself were walking from church Williams called me to him, and asked me if I should not like to see the barn burnt down. I said "No." Williams said I was a coward, and it ought to be burnt down. It would pay them out for having stopped my victuals. He asked me if I would do it if he gave me the matches: I said "Yes." He got me the matches on a Monday night. 1 threw them away, and told him they would not go. He got me matches a second time, which I again threw away. Then he told me to put same shav- ings on the spot, and they would start it. He (Wil- liams) obtained another box of matches, and put them under the cupboard until night, and when I went to lock the doors he gave them to me, and said he knew some of them would go because he had tried them. I took the box, struck one of the matches, and set the shavings on fire. Prisoner was remanded for a week. MONDAY. [Before the same Magistrate.] HER LODGINGS WERE ON THE COLD GROUND A female, who gave the name of Margaret Hanson, was charged with sleeping in an outhouse in Pontypool, and with not having any visible means of subsistence.— The fail offender was discharged with an injunction to leave the town. "TURN AGAIN WHITTINGTON !"—William Whit- tington was cited for having obstructed P.C. Rogers, Lower Cwmbran, whilst in the execution of his duty, on the 21st instant.—It would ser-m that the officer's attention having been called to a pugilistic movement, he went to the scene of action to separate the com- batants, when the prisoner, wishing the sport to con- tinue, endeavoured to prevent him from discharging his duty.-Prisoner was fined 15s., including costs. RESISTING AND ASSAULTING THE POLICE.-Elisba Elton, who has acquired an unenviable notoriety in committing assaults of an unprovoked nature, was charged with having committed an offence of this nature.-It would seem that defendant, with some of his" paJa," bad been drinking in Crane-street, Ponty- pool, on the 22nd instant, and having been turned out of the house they commenced to annoy the police, and Elisha Elton assaulted P.C. Taylor, whereupon P.C. Hart went to his assistance, and he was ronghly handled by Wyndham Jones.—On P.S. Basham making his ap- pearance Albert Knowles resisted and assaulted him, and attempted to rescue the defendant Elton.-Elton was fined 40s., Knowles 40s., and Jones 20s, includ- ing coats.
MERTHYR. THB REPRESENTATION OF MERTHYR.Mr. B. T. Williams, who recently visited Merthyr with a view to contesting the second seat given by the new Reform Bill has now definitely offered himself as a candidate.
CAERLEON. CAERLEON CHURCH.—The restoration of this parish church is now fast approaching completion. The work- men are engaged in finishing the windows, which, are now, of uniform design, that alone being a great im- provement, as the old windows were varied in size ar.d pattern. From a circular issued, we find that the re- opening services are fixed to be held on October the lOih, and the Lord Bishop of the Diocese will be present. The sermons on the ocrasions will be preached by the Ven. Archdeacon Crawley, and the Rev. Dr. James, of Panteg. PETTY SESSIONS.—WEDNESDAY. [Before the Rev. WILLIAM POWELL, and JOHN JAMES, Enquire.] James Powell, a respectable looking young man, was brought up in custody, charged with oblaining money under false pretences from the Blaenavon Iron Com- pany. He was further charged with having his work without notice. Prisoner pleaded guiity to both charges. There were no witnesses called, but the Bench Were informed that prisoner obtained the money under the plea, that it was to bury his wife, who, as prisoner Confessed, was alive and well a', the present time. He Was 3t.-nter.ced to one month's imprisonment. Jeren.iah Kdly, was charged with being drunk and disordetlyat Cwmbran, PC llowes proved the case, and defendant was fined 8s including costs. Cornelius Irving, was charged with a like offence.— Fined i8 6. Mary Ann King, a child, eight years of age, was charged with tresspassing in a wheat field at Cwmbran. -The prosecutor said that his lo:'s was great owing to persons gning into his field and plucking the ears of wheat.-Ile had seen several grown up persons there, and hai given orders that the next caught should be »ummo;;e^ —This little child happened to be the -first, and hii t It it was his duty to bring her before the e magistrates dismissed the case, and Mr. James censured the prosecutor for bringing such a little child before them.
BLAENAVON. LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD, The uual monthly meeting of the Local Board was held in the Girl a School. loom IL Tuesday last :—Present Rev. J. Joues (chair- man) Messrs Thomas HEMAIIDSR, Israel Morgan, John Harris, John Pritchard, and John Burgoyne. The mt. nutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. The Clerk reported that the balance now in the hands of the Treasurer was E235 Is. gid. The Inspector of Nuisances read his report; and iniormed the Board that he had im. pounded two pigs. The Surveyor's accounts were exa- mined and allowed, and cheques were signed for current expenses. The Chairman handed in a letter sent him by Dr. Steel, complaining of certain obstructions caused by the Gas Compiny, and also by persons banging clothes lines in the street The Boar instructed their Surveyor to attend to the contents of the letter, and to issue sum- monses against future offenders. The following resolu. tions were passed That the Surveyor be instructed to employ a person by contract to number every house or shop door, such numbering to follow the course of the ami." That the Surveyor be instructed to make a main drain (12 inches by 15 inches in the clear) from the bottom of Broad-street to William-street. SUNDAT SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.—The anniversary of the Sunday S hool in connection with the English Inde- pendent Chapel was celebrated on Sunday, when three aermons were preached by the Rev. D Lewis (Llanvaplev) On Monday the children's tea party was held, after which a meeting was convened and presided over by the Rev. D. Evans. Interesting pieces were recited, and rewards were distributed to those who recited the best. The collections ia aid of the School funds were very satisfactory.
MONMOUTH. SHOCKING DEATH OF A WOMAN. On Saturday morning last, about a quarter-past two o'clock, a man named Hatt went to the County Cjn- gtabulary office in this town, and asked for some one to go with him, as his wife had fallen over the brilge leading into Clodee, and he feared she was dying. P.C. Allen accompanied him, and found her dead. she was removed to the Green Dragon Inn, Over Monnow, where an inquest was afterwards held before E. D. Batt, Esq., coroner, and a respectable jury. Mr. Wm. Higgins foreman. Mr. J. M. Woollett, surgeon, said I made a post mortem examination of the body of the deceased woman, whose age I should judge to be about forty years. On the inside of the right thigh there was a mark of a re cent contusion. There was a bruise on the right elbow and arm, but not severe. On the back of the head on the right side there were a severe contusion and two small wound?, which went laterally, and were not deep. These might have arisen from a fall. The lungs were very much congested, and to the left lung there were extensive adhesions, but not recent. The heart was tolerably healthy, and the liver appeared like that of a hard drinker. On removing the scalp corresponding with the contusion on the back of the head there was another contusion, but no fracture. The durine atina was inflamed. There was extravasation of blood on the brain, and some parts were very much congested. This congestion and the pressure on the brain of the extra- vasated blood were sufficient to account for dtath. The body was in a ditch near the hedge, which leads from the Green Dragon into Clodee, and was lying in the position of a person who had fallen over the bridge. The injury she received I attribute to the fall from the wall, which is about five feet high. The wound might have been caused before she fell from the wall, or by the fall on such a stone as that produced. William Hatt said I have known deceased between eight and nine years have lived with her all that time. but we were not married have been in Monmouth about three weeks, working as a tailor; on Saturday night we were going to leave Monmouth, but it was too dark we went to see if we could lodge where we had lodged before, but the door was locked deceased wanted to vo then to Coleford, but I told her she could not, as she was intoxicated she said she would walk about till daylight, and then go she then went round the Albion-I road, and I said I would go wherever she went when we came to the bridge she fell, head foremost, ever the bridge she was three yards before me we had not been quarrelling; I was in drink, but not so bad ai she was; I was not helping her along as we crossed the bridge; I didn't strike her at all; the was given to drink a good deal. We did not quarrel more than other persons living as we did I slid down the bridge, and lifted her head up, and thought she was dying; I then went to the police station she did not speak after she fell I went tack with the policeman, and found her in the same state as when I left her, but quite dead. P.C. F.Allen,ofthe MonmouthshireConstabulary,stated that he went with the last witness, and found the de- ceased lying on the ground on her back she was dead left last witness there, and went to inform the borough pulice; the last witness made the same statement to him as he he had given in evidence. Hatt was three parts drunk. John Lewie, haulier, living on the Cind^rhill, said, I know William Halt by sight; he lodged near me I never spoke to him until Saturday night, when I heard a noise in the street, and got up and looked out; I sa« him pick up the deceased woman from the ground she tumbled down again, and fell against the curbstone; I then went out, and said to my wife, "This woman is diad." The man was not there when I went down a man came down the street, and her husband came back up, and they got her up between them I fetched a jug of water and washed her face, and gave her a drinlc of watar the witness Hatt and the other man then took her away, and I heard them knocking at the lodging- house door I did not see Hatt illuse her in any way. The Court was then closed, and, after a lengthened consultation, the jury returned a verdict of—"Found dead though there was no evidence to show whether death resulted from violence or fromthe effects of drunk- enness." ————
TREDEGAR. SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A CHILD AT THE WORKHOUSE. THE INQUEST. An inquiry was instituted by the Coroner and a jury at the Greyhound Hotel, on the 13th inst, on which day the body was viewed by Mr. Brewer and the jury, when sundry marks then visible satisfied all that foul play had been used by some one. The inquest was opened on Thursday, 20th instant, when evidence was taken. Margartt Stephens, sworn I am a widow, and reside in the Bedwtllty workhouse. On Thursday, 5th Sept., I went to the room where Keziah Michael and her child were she was dressing the child it was illegitimate when 1 went into the room the child was naked thg mother asked me to look at some black spots on the child's body she was wondering what they proceeded from I told her it looked like convulsions; she said she would consult the nurse, who happened to turn into my room before going to the room where the child was I told nurse about the spots, and she went across to see the child: on the following morning I asked how the child was, and Ktziah said it was very poorly all night and was ill then she also said there was another patch on its side half as big as her hand; I saw a black mark just over the heart, and two small ones on the legs I told her I could not imagine what it was uuless it was the fire she burst out crying, and said she was afraid she would never rear the child have always seen her very kind to it ehe came with the child to the Union four months last Thursday she generally came at night, with the child in her arms, to see me it was ailing at the time, bad sore eyes, sere ears, and lumps in its neck, and flushes in the face it was giTen to any one to nurse when the mother was at work all the women in the nursery had children of their own Keaiah could see her child whenever she had a mind; Gwenllian Williams has charge of the nursery it is kept for those who have children I never nursed Keziah's child myself, but have seen Gwenny Wil- liams and Mary Donovan nursing it never saw Elizabeth Thomas, the idiot git 1, nurse it; she came to the nursery three weeks back, and was there about a week she was removed from the nursery because she pinched the children. She was out of her mind, and had fits very bad. As soon as Mrs. Lloyd, the matron, found it out she sent the child to the idiot room. I saw no more after that. I was poorly, and was re moved to another room. She was put in the nursery to assist in nursing, but was removed directly her beha- viour was known. I know a woman was kicked by her. She i& very odd at times, and will kick at any one. Never saw any bruises or black marks on de. ceased till after Elizabeth Thomas came. Harriet Wil- liams saw the marks first, and pointed them out to the mother. The nurse told the women in the nom not to allow the girl to curse the children- One child that was pinehed has a festering on its arm now. After the second child was pinched the girl was removed. By the Coroner: The child was cross I believe it was the Thursday before the child died that I noticed the bruises; it was very sleepy on the Tuesday and died on Wednesday; I went to see it on the day it died; the mother was sitting beside it crying no one else sxcept Eliza Treasure was in the room. Gwenllian Williams sworn: I am in charge of the nursery at the workhouse; deceased was in the nursery three months before it died, and was ill ali the time; saw it dressed morning and evening did not see any marks upon it till the Friday before it died the mother showed them to see on the Monday the child was crying dread- fully some one said it might be Betsy Thomas that pinched the child; saw her nurse him once; the mother was very fond of her child anyone could nurse it while I ws out washing. Mary Donovan had seen the idiot girl nursing the child twice, on. different days. The inquiry was here adjourned to Monday, the 23rd instont, when further witnesses were examined. Harriet Williams sworn: I am married; my husband went to America 11 weeks to-morrow I went into the Union a month last Saturday I went there three or four days before E:izabeth Thomas; don't know the woman who brought her there; Elizabeth Thomas nursed my child the day after she came; she served it like this. [The arms were here shown, and exhibited marks of some very severe pinching]. On hearing the child cry I went and asked her what she had done; she said, Oh nothing the blood was running down the child's arm; I went and showed it to Mis. Lloyd, the matron, who said if the girl had done such a thing to her child she would give her a good thrashing Elizabeth Thomas nursed Thomas Michael, deceased, a couple of days after that; did not see her hurt him she nursed mine more than any other child in the nursery she kicked a woman in the idiot room, who is now ill from the effects of it. This witness was cross-examined by Mr. Rice Harris, who watched the case on behalf of Mrs. Lloyd, but no- thing material was elicited. Susan Baker, nurse at the Bedwellty Union, said, the first time I noticed anything wrong about Elizabeth Thomas was on the 6th of September, that was the Fri- day before deceased died Mrs. Donovan showed her child to Mrs. Lloyd,and said the pinches were done by the idiot girl the doctor was present, and ordered her to be sent from the nursery at once heard no complaints before that; the child was stripped in presence of Mr. Anthony, who said, that child has been cruelly treated I saw marks near the heart and on other parts the doctor told me not to let the mother go out, but to keep her and the child there the mother said, she thought they were fairy marks or death pinches on Sunday it grew worse; I had it removed to the lying-in ward on the Monday, where it died on the following Wednesday; I put it in a sheet, and the doctor told me to do no more till he had the coroner's opinion. By Mr. Harris: I have been 13 years nurse at the Union, and never saw a child used 'n sueh a mannn1 before; Gwenny Williams has been head of the nursery about four months if anything is wrong in the nursery I go to the matron. Thomas George Anthony, sworn I am surgeon to the [ Bedwellty Union, and in that capacity I attended the deceased Thoma Michael for some weeks before death I saw deceased on Friday, 6th instant, and noticed a mark on the left side and some on the extremities; I thought them very serious, and told nurse to be very careful who had the custody of the child I thought there had been ill-usage by my directions the child was removed to the lyinin ward; I attended the ohild up to its death, on 11th instant I made a post mortem examination on the 13th; there were altogether 10 distinct bruises on different parts of the body there ware no external marks of violence on the head on removing the scalp the vessels were generally congested I removed the brain, and on the base I found two or three large clots of blood, as well as a quanity of fluid blood surrounding those clots the membranes covering the brain were not so much congested I consider the child died from rupture of the vessels on the base of the brain I never saw a case where the child ruptured those vessels by natural causes they might have been acceleraled by violence the child was in a comatose s'ate on the Monday before it died I cannot positively state that the rupture was eaused by violence; the bruises were decidedly the result of aocident or design —they were not natural The inquiry was then adjourned to the 25th, when the mother of the child gave evidence, but added nothing important to the testimony of previous witnesses. The matron of the workhouse was also examined, and the case was then adjourned to Monday, the 30th inst.
BEAUFORT. TEMPERANCE MBBTING.—On Tuesday evening the Temperance Society held a public meeting in the English Presbyterian Chapel, when several working-men delivered good practical addresses touching their own experience of the benefits of living a life of sobriety. The meeting was well attended, and among the audience were many young people who had lately signed the pledge. We undeistand these meetings are to be held periodically through thi winter. SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY. On Sunday latt three sermons were preached in the Barharo Independent Chapel here, on behalf of the funds of the Sunday School, those in the morning and evening by the Rev' J. Thomas, of Tredgar, and the Rev. Mr. Evans, of Brynmawr, in the afternoon. The services were well at- tended, and the col ectiona amounted to up wai de of £ 3. The children recited a variety of interesting piecesat the close of each sermon, and the cboir supported by several instruments, performed a selection of appropriate music. On the following day the scholars were treated to tea and cake, and spent the evening in the British School- room in a recreative manner. RIFLE SHCOTING —Oa Monday last a match took place on tbe riie range here, between twelve of the crack shots" of the Abergavenny corps, and the same number of selected men from the 2;id Brecon corps, the latter being defeated. The whole party went in" for a sweepstake, which was divided into seven prizes the Brynmawr men here soon redeemed their laurels, taking six prizes, toeir visiting brethren winning the other. In the evening the whole party were kindly entertained at a public dinner, given by Captain Bailey, at the Griffin Hotel. BAD STATE OF TRADE.—A considerable portion OD the works hire has been stopped for several days thi week on account of the depressed state of the iron trade
FLEUR-DE-LIS. ACCIDENTS--Last Fliday, a collier named John Jones met with an Accident at Cefn Llwyna Colliery, by a piece of stone falling upon him from the roof. He was extricaied and at one-? conveyed home. S. Leigh, E q surgeon, was in attendance when it was found that no serious injuries were sustained. On Saturday, at the Gwladis Culliery, a haulier named Edmund Beaven met with a narrow escape of having bis legs smashed between the trams. He was injured, but is likely to recover. THE READING ROOM. Last Monday evening the reading room was opened at the house of Mr. Williams. It is comfortably fitted up with seats and tables. The library consists of a choice selection of books.
THE MANCHESTER FENIANS. An examination of the persons arrested on suspicion of having taken part in the attack on the police van at Manchester on the 18th instant, and liberated Kelly and Deasey, took place on Thursoay. The prisoners were brought to the court-house under a strong military escjr', and the precincts of the court were guarded by police and a detachment of infantry. An objection was taken by the solicitors engaged for the prisoners to their being tried in handcuffs, but Mr. Fowler declined to inelfere if the police authorities considered such a precaution necessary. Evidence was teken of the death of Sergeant Brett, after which the court adjourned, The authorities are still in ignorance of the whereabout of Kelly and Deasey.
GLOUCESTER CORN MA.RKET.—WEDNESDAY. The supplies of English wheat at this and the neigh. bouring marketsare quite unequal to the wantsof the trade, and all good conditioned samples are readily tiken by millers at fully last week's prices. Foreign is in good request and the turn dearer. Values of malting barley are unchanged, but the demand at present is very restric- ted. Grinding sells in retail at an advance of 6d. per quarter. New oats ar3 much pressed, and tawnys of 6d to lB. per quarter cheaper. Maize 21., and beans and peas Is. per quarter higher, with a fair sale. COMMERCIAL NEWS.—THURSDAY. ON 'CHANGE.—Tallow, 438 9d to 44&on the spot. Linseed oil, 37* 6d. Straits tin has declined to X90, cash, the Dutch lales of Banca having gone below expectations. LONDON PRODUCE MARKET.—THURSDAY. Sugar No auctions, and only a limited private con- tract business rates sustained. Prices for refined steady more demand for prices quiet trade for stoved goods. Coffee Previous value obtained at large auctions. Tea: Several parcels of new season's China selling. Congou, in chests, 2s 5.1 to 2s 6d half chests, 2s 7d to 2s 3d boxes, 2s 8J to 2s 10J: Rice Prices firm demand moderate. Tallow Market firm. New P.Y.C., 43s 9d to 44s, spot.
NEWMARKET FIRST OCTOBER MEETING. TUESDAY. The Trial Stakes were won by Speculum, beating Philosopher, Dalesman, and four others. A Match was won by Westmoreland, beating Lady Seaham. A Handicap Sweepstakes was won by Indian Star, beating Grand Duke and Problem. A Sweepstakes-Woodpecker walked over. The GreatJEastern RailwayjHandicap was won by ch f Misletoe, beating Water Cure,Pericles, andnine others. A Match was won by Housemaid, beating Mause. A Match was won by Challenge, beating Stokeley. The Hopeful Stakes were won by ch f Athena, beat- ing Tregeagle, and Ritualist. The Grand Duke Michael Stakes were won by ch c Fripponier, beating Hermit, Hippia, and one other. A Sweepstakes was won by St. Ronan, beating Angus. A Match was won by Clarion, beating See-Saw. The Eighteenth Triennial Produce Stakes were won by Leybourne, beating Westwick, Strathconan, and one other. A Match was won by Demonstration, beating Prince Louis. ° IheBnckenham Stakes-Courtmantle, walked over.
We understand that Mr. Leonard Bruton, the secretary to the Bristol and South Wales Union Railway Company and to the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, in view of the contemplated transfer of the former undertaking to the Great Western Company, is a candidate for the secretary- ship of the Hull Dock Company, at present vacant. Opium-eating goes on to an incredible extent in thO eastern counties. Dr. Hawkins, of Kings Lynn, tell the readers of the Medical Journal that half the opium imported into England is consummed in Lincolnshire and Norfolk. One Lvnn chemists sells 200 lbs., another 140 lbs. a year of solid opium, besides five or six gallons of laudanum and five or six gallons of Godfrey's Elixer" (a pint of laudanum in every three gallons) a week. People will" be startled to hear of drawers full of half-drachm packets of opium, of which many customers take three a-day. A farmer came in to get some good laudanum. "How many drops ?" asked the chemist' Drops," was the reply, give me an ounce and a-half," The chemist looked at him, saw he was in the habit of taking it, and gave him the dose. He drank it off, returned twica in the day for the same quantity, and took home a half-pint bottleful with him when he left the market. The habit is no new one. The present writer can vouch for its existence in and round Spal ling, and even across in Leicestershire a dozen years ago. The excuses would be obvious: deficient food with the poor, ague, and rheumetiz," needing an anodyne, with others. But it is a growing habit; and Dr. Hawkins speaks very strongly of its pernicious effects in poisoning the blood. To it he attributes the excessive infant mortality in the dis'rict, and the miserable, fee- ble. | r iwnish yellow countenances so striking among many of the inhabitants." In faot. he thinks its effects on the system almost as bad as those of syphilis and calls for some interference to discourage what is beoomiag a cause of wide-spread degeneracy.
PICKINGS FROM "PUNCH." THE SEA-SIDE LIFE. (In Humble Imitation of Mr. Pope.) Happy the man who pays his fare, For Ramsgate or Llandudno bound, Content a tourist's suit to wear, With felt hat crowned. Whose work is done, whose bills are paid, Who leaves behind him town attire,* And gets new milk and eggs fresh laid In Devon-shire. Blest, who the fair crisp notes can find A month at Scarbro' to defray; Enjoying with a tranquil mind Long sails by day. Short whist at night, pastime with prawns Combined, fictions at will to read, Strolls on the shore, and croquet lawns, With one (sea) weed. Thus let me live, and lounge, and lunch, Thus let me take my annual dram, Steal from the Strand, and not e'en Punch Know where I am.
ThFaEYS ^NIAN CAPTIVE s. 0 ADEN, September 12th.—Intelligence receive from Abyssinia announces that the captives W Magdala on the 27th July. The camp of the & Theodore was at DeBra Tabor on the 11th July- .0jj, surrounding country was in a disturbed oona The rainy season has commenced. FRANCE. PARIS, September 22nd.—A denial is given TOA,A04 mour current here that explanations had been exc ged between the Courts of Paris and Berlin in ence to the recent cironlar of Count Bismarck on subject of the imperial meeting at Salzburg. French Government, it is added, has not had DIP matic oognisanceof this document, it having been dressed only to four Legations,—those at Stuttg Munich, Carlsruhe, and Darmstadt. PRUSSIA. BERLIN, Sept. 21st.—The Schleswig-Holstein 3 bles recently assembled here have obtained Government the promise that all the moneys which in the Schleswig-Holstein public treasury shall "0wbg plied for the benefit of the Duchies exclusively, proposals of the Government in reference to the organisation of the administration of the Duchies HA been accepted by the notables in a modified form. AUSTRIA. VIENNA, Sept. 21.—The Wanderer of to-day SAYS. "At yesterday's sitting of the Commiteee of the tro-Hungarian Delegate Assembly the Cisleithan de: legates asked what sums Hungary was prepared to cOn tribute towards the interest on the state debt up tol869. and subsequently in the event of the project for tfl unification ofthe public debt not being realised. } reply to this demand Count Lonyay, the Hungarla finance minister, declared that in such case Hunga J would undertake, from the end of the year 1869 thenceforth, to contribute toward the interest on ty, public debt the annual amount of 33,000,000 florins. PESTH, Sept. 20, Evening.—M. Kossuth has addres ed another letter to the Hungarians which is BOSTI to the Hungarian Ministers and the Emperor. Emperor and Empress are expected to visit Go DOLL shortly. The Hungarian papers insist on the nece» sity of the secularisation of the Church property. EARTHQUAKE AT MALTA. VALETTA,Sept. 20.—Three shocks of earthquake WEJY felt here at 5.25 p.m. yesterday, and another at 4. a.m. this morning. No damage was done. ROME. ROME, Sept. 20.—At a consistory held this morning a speech was delivered by the Pope. His liolinoss solemnly condemned the recent decree of the Italian Government for consummating the sacrilege of the usurpation of the ecclesiastical property. Hedeclared the decree to be null and void, and confirmed the CEO* sures already launched against the usurpers. He the" proceeded to point out the calumnies contalDed In a pamphlet recently published in Paris entitled, Roman Court and the Emperor Maximilian." IlIIJ Holiness paid a tribute to the memory of the late Cal" dinal Altieri, who recently died of cholera at AlbanO> eulogising him for having fallen a victim to his zeal. The Popeafterwards precognised the Bishop of AlbaPo, and the Arch-bishops of Burgos and Guatemala. Monsignor D'Angelis has been appointed CAME'" lingo of the Roman Church. FRANCE. PARIS September 23rd.—The Patrie of this evening replying to the criticisms of some French journals 00 the reserved attitude of the semi-official papers, the Patrie and Constitutional, with regard to Count BIS" marck's circular, says:—"The Governments which have relations with France know what to think of the pretended weakness and want of prideof which so rntoll is said. Our adversaries will not create a belief tha events are not watched in France as they should be, 9 that the honour and interests ofthe country are hands which have know how to servo them, aud W1*1 know still how to defend them." ITALY. FLORENCE, September 22nd. Several members 01 the Left had a meeting this morning to discuss the PRE* sent political situation, and another meeting will be held to-morrow. The Florance Gazette says that a telegram has beeIJ received stating that the official declaration published yesterday on the Roman question had everywhere beeo favourably received- DENMARK. COPENHAGEN, September 23rd.—TheRigsdag, which has convoked for the 7th October, will be prorogued fot two months immediately on its reassembling. 1 reason assigned for this step is that many of the bi to be broughtan by the Government are still incoll" plete. EGYPT. T,0EO CAIRO, Sept. 20.—The Egyptian Ministry GJJEB modified, and is now constituted as follows Pasha, president of the Council, minister OF *.PAGHA, and ad interim minister of Public Works; N° PSIDENT minister for Foreign Aflfairs Cherif Pasb»' PRC P„Vilic of theCouncil of State and adinterim MASTER of P* Instruction; Hafix Pasha, minister of His HIGKNE! 5 Household Zulficar Pasha is provisionally entrust011 with the conduct of the ministry for Foreign Affairs- The last firman of the Sultan was read this Doroing- FRANCE. F The Presse of this evening says:—"Rumours ministerial changes are in circulation. Counts signy and Walewski, it is said, have been summone to Biarritz. The name of M. Drouyn De Lhuys is also mentioned. It is moreover asserted that M. Hauss- man has obtained leave of absence for one mouth, an it is added that he will return to Paris either a minis* ter or simply a private individual. The Presse adclo that it is not in a position to confirm these rumours. PRUSSIA. BERLIN, Sept. 25th, Evening.—The Borsenzeitvng oi this evening says the exchange of the ratifications Of the treaty for the withdrawal of Austria from the German monetary union took place on the 17th inst. The Provinzial Corresponclez of this evening, refer, ring to the relations between the Prussian Govern* ment and the King of Hanover, states that THEYW1^ now be arranged very shortly. It adds :—" The state* ment that an understanding has already been arrived at is premature but in any case the course Prussia will adopt will once more afford a proof of the roost; careful personal consideration for King George." ARoyal decreehas been issued, dated the 22nd inst. relative to the provincial estates of Schleswig and Holstein, which are henceforth to be united under the name of the province of Schleswig-Holstein. AUSTRIA. PESTH, Sept 25th.—A general meeting of the evat" gelical delegates took place to-day, in which a recon* ciliation was effectel between the different religioUS factions. Their Majesties are expected here at the beginning of October. FRANCE. S PARIS, Sept. 24.—The Patrie of this evening 3?' T. that a telegram has been receive'! from Florence, "A ed yesterday, announcing that Garibaldi arrived Arezzo on Sunday evening, and that his whereabotS was not known. A telegram received this mornin. adds that he had gone to the papal frontier. GREA excitement prevailed in Florence. Orders had bee sent to different quarters to effect his arrest. The Patrj also states that great animation reigns at Toulon IN consequence of the news from Italy. Contradictory rumours are in circulation there. According to some there was a question of sending a squadron of evllltll n to watch the Roman coast, and the order for its de- parture would shortly be sent to Ajaccio, "llPre Ad- miral Gueydon is stationed. The Minister of War was shortly expected to arrive at Toulon, and every ar- rangement had been made for embarking troops 1 necessary. The Patrie adds that it is impossible for I either to affirm or deny these statements, butnt is ce tain that several ships are ready to sail, and that transportlntrepide has received orders toarmimme ately. PRUSSIA.. -VR l fl BERLIN, Sept.24th-—In to-day's sitting of the NOR Gorman Parliament, after two of the drafts of AF A dress in reply to the speecli from the throne had BEEI^ withdrawn, the third came on for discussion. SEVERAL members made speeches advocating its adopti°N» while others opposed it. Count Bismarck protested against an observation of Ilerr Beber that MENTION should be malle In the address of the release of Lux- embourg," andsaid,"Luxembourgperserves the S £ \M? territorial relations as before. Prussia has only ) U np the right of garrisoning the fortress, a right WHIC was not an undoubted one, AM for the m aintenance o which people in Germany were unwilling to plungf Ill- to war. Moreover, the neutralisation of the fortress compensates us for relinquishing the right of garrison- ing it." Referring to the circular of the 7th inst. he de* clared that no pressure whatever would be exercised upon the Southern States. If South Germany should give it to be understood that it was her wish to be ex- cluded from the Bund, no Federal government would be so wanting in self-respect as to oppose such awish. The Parliament, however, would, he felt sure, not wish to force him to abandon a certain necessary reserve on the subject, as such a course would perhaps conduce to bring about objects entirely opposed to those which they had in view. Alluding to the question of the Northern Schleswig, he declared that the difficulty of bringing the matter to a settlement lay inthe fact that owing to the mixture of nationalities in the Duchy, the Danish population could not be restored to Denmark withoutsome German inhabitants in the same districts being ceded with them. The draught of the address was adopted by 157 against 58 votes. RUSSIA. ST. PETERSBURG, Sept,. 24.-The Russian journals declare the account published by the New Press of a conversation between the Emperor of Russia and Fuad Pasha to be entirely false. BAVARIA. MUNICH, Sept. 25. — The official Bavarian Gazette of to-day says that the Government considers an al. liance of Bavaria with France as inadmissible as the exercise by Austria of the leadership over South Ger many. The immediate entrance of Bavaria into the North German Confederation is also unadvisable. At present, in fact, Bavarian policy has no distinct objeot in view. .Vetvport, Saturday, September 28,' 1867. Printed and Fub ishea at the MONMOUTHSHIRK MBW-I31 General ^Printing Office. No. 15, Commercial-street, in tno Borough of Newport, in the County of Moumonih, by WILLIAM CHRISTOPHEUS, residir at Melrose Villa, Gold Tops, in the Parish of St. Woolloa, Newport.
LONDON LETTER. LONDON, Thursday, Sept. 26th. Were Is nothing a paper loves so mnch as a charac- ter for exolusive information. The Pall Mall Gazette and the Morning Herald are now in the position of rival prophets, the former having reason to believe that Parliament will reassemble in the month of November, "to consider the question of supplies for the Abyssinian expedition," and the latter lifting up its hands in horror at its contemporary's effrontry, and deolaringthat the announcement would be "as great a surprise to the Government as to the opposition." This is as much as to say, on the part of that respectable old lady, the Morning Herald, that it has the ear of the Government and everything it says may be taken as if Mr. Disraeli himself uttered it. But, for whatever reason, it is very well known that the Herald for a long time has not been considered a Government paper. In- deed the only paper in London which one can make sure of being a Government organ is the Globe. On the particular question raised, namely, whether Parlia- ment will meet in November, I can tell you on very reliable authority that it will. Although Mr. Disraeli, whileplayingMallibous, in Bucks, said he was not up to politics in September, he is yet anxiously devoting himself to preparation for the campaign of'68. The war-cry, as I am informed, is to dish the Whigs,' and the campaign itself will be a succession of sur- prises. The strong point of the opposition is the Irish question, which the Government intends dealing with in a manner that would have made the ant ediluvian Tories of 1866 "start an d stare." But all things are changed. Disraeli is the apostle of a new political dispensation. It is only an hour ago since a noble lord—who used to be a pillar in that temple of which county gentlemen were the chosen and ruddy priest- hood-said to me, Gad, I don't know what I am now, I think I'm an independent." The Government will take up Lord Russell's challenge and will perhaps go farther than he indicates in regard to the church, and in respect to the land, the tenant will be secured a fair compensation for its improvements. "If," said a friend of mine when these things were being discussed today, "Disraeli can continue to play the same role as he played this year, if the Whis are not dished they are d- d." Myfriend, like Mr. Harreyten, is evidently indulgingina good Saxon vocabulary. The unsoundness that exists in the midst of our civi- lization is ever and again brought before us in sore striking way. The last revelation comes before us in- troducing us to a lady of the eunhonious name of Mrs. Jagger. This lady is a baby-farmer—a lady an it please you who rece7vps ladies in an interesting con- dition anrl provides "baby linen." One of the chil- dren onthis "farm" died, and there was an inquest, and a certain solicitor's clerk appenrs to have been the medium through which "a lady (f wealth and posi- tion," but whose name was not divuls-ed—she having vln threatened if it was to commit suicide, got rid of her baby for 6s. a week. Now what is the meining of farm- ing children ? Does it mean killing them stealthily ? Snch would apnear to be the opinion of the coroner who haq within twelve months inquired into the death of three children who had been "farmed" by Mrs. Jagger. In this case the child appears to have been healthy, but its sfomach was quite emnty and the borly was insufficiently nourished. Within the last three years Mrs. Jagger has had no less than 46 of those—as shec^lls them herself—"little dears." There cannot, I think, be much question that Mrs. Jaggfir's system is a means of putting the little ones out of the way "withoutany noise, my dear—without any noise." What a lucky woman Mrs. Jagger is to have been brought un before the coroner. Now her name will be carried through the length and brendth of England her fame will be coextensive with the circulation of the London press. Happy and successful Mrp. Jagger Happy in the way she acquits herself before a coroner in her facility of hysterics, and above all is she happy in that she is not merely known, but she is known to be a successful hand. "The children does die with her—they does—the little dears. What suggestions simply horribledoes not this cae force on you ? For instance, only think of marrying as a young and inno- cent bride, "this lady of wealth and position, who has added to her other sins that of child-starving?— not to use a harder word. The emeiite about Mr. Babington White in the Pall Mall Gazette has taken a turn in whipn the Pall Mall has not the best of it, as against Miss Braddon. Miss Braddon wrote to that paper offering if they would propose a reward to discover who forged her name in the letter that immediately followed their article, to add zelOO to whatever they would give. This letter the Pall Mall Gazette did not publish, and seems ra- ther ashamed of itself for not. having done "o. It is now generally believed the first "E.Brad(lon" was got up in the office of the "P.M.G." It seem to me Miss Braddon is quite right to be dignified with the Pall Mall. They treat her as a woman of her literary posi- tion should not be treated, and the animus they dis- play does not look well. The truth is Smith and Elder not only own the Pall Mall, but th«y own the Cornhill which is not being served by Belgravia. Hence the anger against Miss Braddon, and the fierce rage against Mr. Babington White. Mr. Chatterton has opened the season at Drnrv-lane with "Fansfr" and the "Miller and his men." Thpcasfc of Fanst is the same as last year—TTermmi Vesin is perhaps better as Marguerite than last yenr. and Mr. Phelps, jun., renders a slightly improved Faust. In the "Miller and his men" on Saturday night all was confusion—no one knew his part, and the scenery was shifted in the oddest manner. The people howover applau^el. Mr. Fechter is playing Claude notte in the 'Lady of Lyon' with great success. He makes the part. It becomes almost groat in his hands. Miss Leclercq is an admirable Pauline, very graceful and pa-sionate. There is a first niece cilled "The Mistress of the Mill" which is fearful. There was an attempt made to hiss it off the stage, but the ob- jection of a London audience to hissing, an 1 theeffirts of some claquers, overpowered the attempt. Turning to the "Lady oFLyons the way it is represented at the Lyceumisawonderful success. The scenery is wonder- fully beautiful and the "business" of the play is greatly improved. I understand that it is proposed to move a resolution at the next me^tingof the London Omnibus Co., to the e ffect, that new omnibuses (f an improved description be placed on the London ro i Is. This is a step which should have been taken long before, nor does it look well that it should follow onlyon rather sharp agitation in thePress. In the omnibuses atpresent in use it is im- possible to ride without rnnninthe danger of having your eye poked out, or yonr lung over-loaded with dust, and as for the knife board" to climb to it is to take a journey in respect of which you ought to insure your life. I understand the new omnibuses will have a stairs and hand rail running up to each side of the roof of the omnibuses they will be higher and better ventilated insile there will be a rail on which the pasengor can lay hold, and as the omnibuses will be wider, there will be room enough to walk between the knees of those already seated. There will be in order to facilitate stopping,—what the French call a "Me- chan-gue"-which will drag the wheel whenever the omnibus should stop and thus save the wear to horses which results from repeatedly throwing them on their haunches. Very little excitement was created by the news of the arrest of Garibaldi people seem to have had a fore- go: o conclusion that it was the sublime of folly to make an at: empt on Rome. OF course French ships of war would at once be sailing across the Mediterranean bearingFrench soldiers to support the September con- vention. That would be rliqstrOiH for It,-tly,-ancl therefore I am glad that the Italian Government took a course so bold. Of course Garibaldi's detention is only temporary.
WANTED, A FATHER.—-Why is the Reform Bill like the new melodrama at the Surrey? -Because it is Nobody's Child. HARD UP ON THE MOORs.-Anxious wife: "For goor1- ness' sake bring something home to-day, dear. There's absolutely nothing for second oourse. A CLASHING OF PANS.—It is said some ten Bishops of the Established Church will be absent from the Pan- Anglican Synod. Perhaps they are occupied with pri- vate pans of their own. Peradventure they have other fish to fry. fish to fry. A PERENNIAL NOVELTY.-Mr. Sothern is announced to appear again as Lord Duncb-eary A contributor, suffering heavily under the influence of the dead sea- son, writes to say that he won't say his Lordship is never dreary," but he is certainly never done." EATING AND EATING.—Arrangements have been made for a Conservative banquet to be given at Edinburgh, in honour of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and in celebration of the passing of the Reform Bill. The partakers of this feast will enjoy a fare somewhat more substantial than the principles and professions which their leaders have just eate- THE FRENCH ARmy.-Them are two baths in the Camp of Chalons, "for," says the special of the Times the floating camp population." Which "floating" includes we suppose, the swimming and diving population—the 1 population which oan neither float, swim,nor diye, has of oourse. to Dat UD with wash-hand basins.
ltw:3. Yo change ha been made in the rate of discount. The death is reported of Mr. John Smith, of Bir- mingham, who was the attorney in the defence of Palmer, the Rugeley poisoner. Her Majesty during her sojourn in Scotland has spent much of her time in short drives in the neigh- bourhood of Balmoral, and in climbing the lesser hills in its vicinity. COMPOUND HOUSEHOLDERS.—The Overseers of Man* Chester have notified that compositions for cottage property cannot remain in force, and cannot be received after the 29th inst. The Bishop of Norwich is consulting his clergy as to the expediency of restoring diocesan synods. A movement of this kind on the part of a Low Church prelate is a somewhat noticeable event. On Monday afternoon the Marquis of Campdon, the Hon. Charles Edgecombe,Mr. Corrie, private secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Mr. Chris- topher Sykes, M.P. for Beverley, visited the Hull Docks and Warehouses. The shareholders of the Bank of Bombay have adopted the annual report of the Directors, and unan- imously carried a resolution in favour of re-construc- tion. Applications have been received for over 17,000 shares in the new bank. A newly-erected chimney fell on Tuesday, at the Malins Marmalade Manufactory, near Newcastle. In its descent it killed one man, named Robert Moor, and seriously injured several others, besides doing great damage to the stock and machinery, the loss being esti- mated at 22,000. Her Majesty's ship Petrel left Algoa Bay for the- Zambesi river, on the 21st July last, with the Living stone searching party. They will proceed up the river to the Shire as far as the Murohison Falls, where their boat must be taken to pieces, and carried forty miles overland. They will then cross Lake Nyassa, the northern end of which is about fifty miles from the spot where Livingstone is said to have been murdered. DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK'S DAUGHTER.—The death is announced, in the parish of St. Martin, Colchester, of Mrs. Ann Rumsey, widow, in her 104th year. It is an interesting circums tance that she was the daughter of the celebrated circumnavigator, Captain Cook, who was massacred by the natives of Owhyhee, in the South Sea Islands, and that she was born only afew years after the accessi on of George III. to the throne of England. A SOLDIER FLOGGED AT CHESTER. Last Tuesday morning, the headquarter companies of the 18th Regi- ment (Royal Irish), stationed at Chester Castle, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Call, were paraded in the yard to witness the punishment of a comrade, Private Richardson, who had been tried by court mar- tial and condemned to be flogged for striking a corpo- ral named Holborn. The culprit, who was a young man and had only been one year in the service, received fifty lashes. His appearance on being taken back to the hospital, showed that the punishment had been of a most severe nature. At a meetingof theWesternGlasgowFriendlySociety, held on Tuesdayevening,it was announced that thema- nager who is nowunder suspension had fallen in arrears with the funds to the extent of zCl,274 5s. lOd. By his confession it appears that he withheld from time to time a portion of the money ordered to be lodged in the bank deceiving the Directors with a false book, and that his defalcations extend from the year 1860 till within a few weeks ago. The loss to the society will be reduced in various ways by about 9260. That offi- cial, it may be stated, has left Glasgow, but has inti- mated his intention to return and bear the conse. quences of his nefarious transactions. -GlasgowIle?-ald: A week or two ago an advertisement appeared in the Vienna journals announcing that a young lady was desirious of forming a matrimonial alliance with a man of good fortune. She had, she acknowledged, nothing at all; but then she was beautiful, accomplished, and of cheerful, amiable disposition. Another now appears, inimitable in its beautiful simplicity:—"A lady be- longing to the higher nobility, who has lately become a widow, and who, since her husband's death, has been deprived by unfortunate events and by confiding trust of a fortune once considerable, wishes to make the acquaintance of a rich gentleman with whom, when united, she would be enabled to satisfy those claims on life which she formerly enjoyed." FROM SCOTLAND TO IRELAND FOR SIXPENCE.-Engi- neering says that at present there is a sort of war to the knife going on between the two companies which com- pete for the traffic between Glasgow and Belfast, a war that will not tell well for the interests of the share- holders who are concerned in the matter. Messrs. G. and J. Burns have several magnificent and well ap- pointed mail steamers, running to and from Belfast, via Greenock, and there is another company carrying goods and passengers, via Ardrossan, in conjunction with the Glasgow and South-Western Railway. The strife has now reached such a point that Messrs. Burns are taking steerage passengers at one shilling per head, including the railway ride of 22miles between Glasgow and Greenock; while, by the Ardrosaan route the steerage and third-class fare is only sixpence, and the cabin and ifrst-class railway fare is reduced to five shillings, and to eight shillings for a return, available for one month. It becomes a nice question for the Glasgow and South-Western Railway authorities to calculate what will be their shar4 of the sixoennv fare, THE COURT AT BALMORAL.—Prince Arthur, since his arrival at Balmoral, has been out in the deer forest several times in comj any with Prince Christian, and has met with very fair success. A day or two back Prince Christain was fortunate in bring down three fine stags in the forest around Lochnagar. Her Majesty has spent her time in short drives in the neighbourhood of Balmoral, and in climbing the lesser hills in the vicinity. On Sunday the Queen attended divine wor- ship in Crathie church. She was accompanied in the Royal pew by Prince and Princess Christian, Princess Louise, the Prince Arthur, and Prince Leopold. From Balmoral Castle there were also Lady Churchill, Sir Thomas BidJulph, General Hood, Colonel Gordon, Sir James Clark, the Hon. GathorneHardy, &c. His Ex- cellency Mr. Van de Weyer and Mrs. Van do Weyer and family, from Abergeldie Castle, were present. A number of strangers, among whom was Colonel Kinloch were in Church. Principal Tulloch, of St. Andrew's, preached from Colossians, chap. iii., v. 17.—Her Ma- jesty in the afternoon had a short drive. -Scots inan. MR. GLADSTONE AND THE REFORM FETE.—At a meet- ing held in London, last Tuesday night, of the Com- mitteefor promoting the Crystal Palace reform fete, the chairman, Mr. George Potter, said the Committee wereawaiting a letter from illi,.Bri.-ht,but severalmem- bers of Parliament with deputations from large towns would be present. He regretted they would not have Mr. Gladstone with them, as might be seen from the following letter he had received from that gentleman Hawarden, Chester. Dear sir,—I am very sensible of the kind feeling which leads you and those on whose behalf you act to desire my presence at the reform banquet, and I have much reason to be grateful to the working meu of Loudon, as well as, indeed, to the' public generally, for their generous appreciation of efforts which have nothing to recommend them but their sincerity. I beg, however, to say that in all that yet remains unaccomplished 1 shall labour to complete the settlement of this great question in the same spirit which has hitherto guided me. But I must beg to ad- here to the intention announced in my former reply, and to express my hope that you will giveme credit for havingpeuned it after haviug given the best con- sideration in my power to all the circumstances of the case.—I remain, &,C., W. E. GLADSTONE." He had no doubt they would all. with him, feel disappointed with Mr. Gladstone's decision, but he trusted they would have some compensation in the presence of Mr.B right. THE PAN-ANGLICAN SYNOD.—The proceedings of the Synod were formally opone at eleven o'clock on lues- day morning with the celebration of the service of the Holy Communion in the chapel of Lambeth Palace. A few minutes after ten the gates of the Palaco were thrown open, and for the next hour the bishops who in- tended to take part in the conference continued to arrive in close succession, some in carriages, many in hansom cabs, while the Bishop of Labuan'and a few others, walked to the place of meoting. The Bishops of London and Oxford were among the last to reach the Palace. The Epistle at the service, which was prefaced by some introductory observations from the Archbishop of Canterbury, was read by the Archbishop of Dublin; the Gospel by the Archbishop of Armagh. When the service had terminate 1 the whole of the bi- shops retired into the hall iu which the conference is being held. Permission to attend at their deliberations was refused to the representatives of the press, and the only persolls allowed to be present are two shorthand writers who have been engaged to take notes of the pro- ceedings. The number of ,prelates present is 78, of whom 18 are English, 9 Irish, 7 Scottish, 23 come from the British colonies, and 21 from the United States of America. A correspondent of the Guardian states that at the celebration of the Communion on iuesday the elements consisted of bread made from corn grown at Bethlehem, and wine from Jerusalem, which had been sent as a present specially for the purpose. THE GANG SISTEM IN NORFOLK.—ihe Rev. J. Fraser, the assistant-commissioner appointed to inquire into and report upon the employment of children, young persons, aiufwomenin agriculture, has couclude 1 his labours in the Dorking U nion, in Norfolk, an l on Mon- day he opened an inquiry at Swaffham. The commis- sioner stated that the questions which he should bring under considerai ion would be such as these :—Whether it would be desirable, and if desirable whether it would not be possible, to fix upon some age below which it should be penal to employ children in agriculture? Whether it might not be possible to make some pro- visions to secure the attendance of children for a cer- tain numberof years of their life at school ? Whether it might not be possible to do without the labour of young unmarried girls on the land or whether, if they are employed on the land, their employment ought not to be put underregulationssimilarto those which have already been passed for the control of agricultural gangs ? What are the real causes which have been at work to prevent the beneficial results which, 25 year s ago, it was generally expected would follow from the improvement in education which was then contempla- ted, and which has since been carried into effect? Whether the provision of cottages is adequate to the I accommodation of those who labour on the land? Whether the multiplication of beerhouses has not been oneoanse preventing thef avourablo)r esults that might haTe beeD hoped been produced by schools j