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IIEl MAJESTY has been pleased to confer upon Sir George Grey the dignity of a G.C.B. Sir George will be the second civilian who has received this honour, the first being Lord Palmerston.— (Hobo. TUB chief officer of the Dec came-home under arrest, having, in the exercise of his authority, cut down two of the seamen with a cutlass. ir IIEU MAJESTY AND IRISH TRADE. —IHE Press says, her Ma- jesty has graciously received a pair of stockings, presented to her by the eminent manufacturer of hosiery at Balbriggan, Mr. Appleyard.and has given, through Lady Jocelyn, an order for an additional quantity of the material. LOUD -AND LADY JOHN RUSSELL, with the rest of her Ma- jesty's Ministers and their ladies, have accepted invitations from the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress to a grand banquet on Wednesday the 2oth inst., and cards have been issued to a distinguished circle of the nobility to meet them.—Sim. CAPE OF G )OD HOPE.—The Graham's Towl. Journal states that the Queen has been graciously pleased to grant to Lady Smith, in consideration of Sir Harry Smith's gallant suppres- eion of the insurrection at Boem Plaats, an allowance from the Civil List of E500 a year. Mu. JL.,It- Is IN!The will of the late unfortunate Mr. Jermv sen., of Norwich, was deposited in Doctors' Commons on Thursday, and the property was sworn under £ 9,000% THE LADY WHO UEI-USKD TO TAKE AN OATH.—Mrs. Watson, who was committed to prison by Mr. Justice Williams for refusing to be sworn as a witness in a case of felony, has been released by order of the Court. THE ELECTRIC TELKGUAIUI.—The transmission of President Taylor's inaugural address, occupying about 98 lines, from Liverpool to London, cost twenty-one pounds sterli/py. The same thing would have been done in America for as many dollars. PROGRESSIVE MOVRMENT.—Mr. J. Thomas, a working en- gineer of Tavistock, has invented a condensing loeomo ive drag for the common roads, which is said to be of a very important and interesting nature. It is worked on the same principle as the railway locomotive, with the exception of the coughing or puffing, by which a saving of 2 J per cent. is effected. -I'IY)nouth paper. DEATH OF MR. IIILL, THE MISSIONARY.—We have just received, with deep regret, the painful intelligence of the death of the Rev. Micaiah Hill, missionary from the London Socif-ty to Calcutta, and father of the Ilev. M- Hill, of East Retford, Not- tinghamshire. SUDDES DEATH OF A BAPTIST Itev. Eliel Davis, the much-respected pastor of the Baptist Church at St. lves, Huntingdonshire, died suddenly on the 29th ultimo. He had just retired to rest, apparently in perfect health, when he was seized with illile,s,-iiistLiiitf)- became speechless, and in five minutes expired. He leaves behind a widow and nine children, seven of whom were entirely dependent upon him, wholly unprovided for. „ DREADFUL MURDER.—An industrious poor farmer named Curly was barbarously murdered, near Athloue, Ly a party of seven ruffians, who first set fire to an outhouse adjoining Cuily's dwelling, and on the latter making his appearance, he was fired at by two or three of the gang, and fell mortally wounded, The unfortunate man was over seventy years of ivge. NORTH HANTS ELECTION.— The nomination took place at Winchester, ou Saturday. The candidates are, Mr. M. Portal, of Freefolk Priory, and Mr. Shaw, of the Mark-Lane Express. The sheriff declared the show of hands to be in favour of Mr. Shaw. Sir John Pollen then demanded a poll, on the part of Mr. Portal, which the sheriff announced to take place on Tues- day and Wednesday next. MINISTERIAL CHANGES.Mr. Ward, M.P. for Sheffield, and Secretary to the Admiralty, is about to receive the appointment of Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands and Mr Tufnell, M.P. for Devonport, one of the Secretaries to the Treasury, is to succeed Mr. Ward at the Admiralty. These changes will occasion a vacancy in the representation of Shcf- fi-'ldf and from what took place during the recent contest for the West Riding, we think it not unlikely that Mr. Roebuck may be selected as the candidate. The Sheffield electors could not choose a more able or more v-,ieful.incin.-L)aily News. CoMMissioxEiisnir OF THE IONIAN ISLES.—Mr. Ward, the Secretary of the Admiralty, will not enter upon his new ap- pointment until after the navy estimates have been passed. The present Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Inlands, Lord Seaton, receives a salary of £5,000 per annum, besides £ 1,200 a year as Lieut.-Colonel of the 15th Dragoons. We hear that Mr. Ward has accepted the office with the reduction from its present emoluments of"L:i,ooo. The future Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands, therefore, will receive no more than £ 4,000 a year. CLERGYMEN MURDERED IN CALIFORNIA.—Among the private letters received in this city from the Pacific, by the Crescent City, is one, which we have seen, mentioning a rumour that Messrs. Newman and Pomeroy, clergymen of the Methodist and Baptist Churches, had been murdered in the gold region. The letter is of the latest date, and comes from a highly re- spectable source. Daily Advertiser, March 5. THE PRISONER RUSH.-The following letter was addressed by Rush to the proprietor of the Bell Inn, immediately before the opening of the Commission. It appears that Rush, like other prisoners, had been restricted as to diet in the Castle during his incarceration; hence the following epistle Nor- wich, March 24, 1849.—To Mr. Leggatt, liell Inn, Oxford- hill, Norwich.—Sir,—You will oblige me by ordering my break- fast this morning, and my dinner at the time your family have theirs. Send me-anything you like, except beef, and I should like cold as well as hat. and meal bread, and the tea in a pint inug, if with a cover all the better. I will trouble you to pro- vide lor me now, if you please, till after my trial; and if you could get me a small sucking pig in the market to-clay, and roast for me on Monday. I should like the cold as well as hot after Monday, and it should always be in readiness for me, as it will be so unc ertain what time I shall have for my meals after Monday. Have the pig cooked the same as you usually have, and send plenty of pluihrsauee with it. Mr. Persian will pay you for what I have. By complying with the above you will much oblige your humble servant, JAMES B. RUSH;" ATTEMPT TO KILL JUDGE JACKSON Ar THE KILKENNY As- SIZES.—As Judge Jackson was disposing of the civil bill appeals, a stone was hurled with great force from the dock, where seve- ral prisoners were standing, and the missile struck the wood- work under the judge and just above the head of Mr. Scott, his registrar, with a startling crash. Great confusion and ex- citement prevailed, and some policemen got into the dock and held the person who had flung the stone, he making violent resistance. He was to have been tried for breaking the window of a jeweller's shop and stealing a watch. The judge directed that ull prisoners should be removed, and when brought up again that they should be searched. WORTHY OF IMITATION.—On Sunday last the teachers of the Sunday-school in connexion with the Baptist chapel. Bridgend, presented Miss J-oiie of their fellow teachers, who is about to leave the town, with a very handsome copy of the New Polyglot Bible," together with the new selection" of hymns used in most of the Baptist congregations, bound in Turkey morocco, in a very superior style. The superintendent, in presenting it, made some very appropriate remarks upon the persevering character of Miss J I and also bore testimony as to her sincerity and devotedness to the work. He was fol- lowed by one or two others who gave expression to their feel- ings on her behalf, and their desire for her spiritual and tem- poral welfare i after which a parting hymn was sung and an appropriate prayer offered by one of the senior teachers, com- + mending her to the mercy and protecting care of her heavenly Ether, which terminated this truly pleasing though affecting scene.

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