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The Rev. J. Bullock, M. A. and Fellow of Wor- cester College, has been appointed Chaplain to the Viscount Massereene. PuoGitr-ss OF ROMAN CATHOLICISM.—A map has been published by the Reformation Society, ex- hibiting the situations of Roman Catholic chapels, colleges, and seminaries, in the several counties of England, Scotland, and Wales, and also the present stations of the Reformation Society, up to January 1833. From this it appears that the total number of Catholic chapels in England and Wales in 1833, was 423, and in Scotland 74, being an increase in England and Wales since 1824 of 65, and in Scotland since 1829, of 23 Roman Catholic places of worship. The counties in England possessing the greatest number of Catholic chapels are—Lancashire, 87; Yorkshire, 52; Staffordshire, 25; Northumberland and Middle- sex, each 19; Warwickshire and Durham, each 14; Hampshire, 12; and Lincolnshire, H. There is III) Catholic chapel in the counties of Rutland or Hun- tingdon. In Wales, Catholicism seems to have made but little progress—six, out of the1 11 counties iuto which it is divided, not having a Catholic chapel in them, aud there being only eight chapels in the entire principality. Invernesshire and Banffshire appear to be the most Catholic counties in Scotland, there being 17 chapels in the former, and 12 in the latter county.' The Reformation Society Iws been enabled to establish only 46 stations throughout the whole of England, Wales, and Scotland, to counter- act the rapid strides which popery-seems to be making. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY.—A publ c meeting of the inhabitants of Bath, convened by advertise- ment, was held yesterday in the large room of the White Lion Inn, in that city, -Caldicott, Esq in the Chair, and was attended by a numerous and highly respectable assembly of residents and visitors; among them we observed our worthy representative J. E. Baillie, Esq. M.P. A very able explanation of the origin, progress, prospects, and sources of revenue of this important undertaking^ was given by Mr. Saunders, one of the Secretaries. A number of questions were asked respecting its different depart- ments, the answers to which' were satisfactory that not only were the several resolutions proposed by the different gentlemen who took part in the business of the day, unanimously passed, and a Committee for Bath appointed, but the opinion entertained by the Meeting of the merits of the plan, was evinced in a still more conclusive manner by the fact that about seren hundred shares were sub- scribed for in the room.—Bristol Gazette. The following gentlemen are appointed Per- petual Commissioners for taking acknowledgments of Deeds executed by married females under the Act recently passed for the Abolition of Fines and Itecoi,eries :-[Ierrford, Robert Anderson, F. L. Bodenham, W. H. Bellamy, J. E. Gotigh, and Jos. Woodhouse, Esqrs.; Bromyard, ft. Dangerfield, Esq. Kington, R. Banks, and B. Bodenham, Esqrs.; Leominster, H. Milnes, Esq.; Ledbury, J. Gregg, J. Holbrook, and J. A. Higgins, Esqrs.; Rosxf J. Cooke, and W. Hooper, Esqrs.; Presiegn, D. J. James, E. L. James, and Cecil Parsons, Esqrs. Hay, W. Higgins, and J Spencer, Esqrs. fflon mouth, J. G. George, Charles Tyler, and W. A. Williams, Esqrs. MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.—Many of the in- habitants of the village of Chalford, in this county, were thrown into a state of great consternation about one o'clock on the morning of Tuesday last, by repeated cries of murder, and considerable numbers of them left their beds, and on discovering the cause, proceeded towards a building, for some years used as a clothing manufactory, but great part of which is now occupied by the families of several workmen employed in the neighbourhood. On their arrival a most appalling sceue presented itself, the whole roof of a part of the premises, which was occupied by Michael Aldridge, his wife, and three children of the ages of 17, 11, and 8 years, had fallen in and carried with it to the ground the whole family, with the bedding and every article of furniture, as well as spinning machines and also the two boarded floors of the building, not a single joist being left in its place. The utmost activity was manifested in clearing the ruins, but it was between three and four o'clock before the bodies were discovered. The father and mother were both dead. The former had been heard but a very short time before entreating the persons engaged in clearing the ruins to make haste or he should be suffocated. The latter had received a fatal blow on the right side of her face and head, and her suf- fering it is probable was but momentary almost the only marks of injury perceptible on the husband were produced by pressure on the chest, and his death was, doubtless, occasioned by suffocation. The eldest child was injured, but not seriously, and the two younger ones escaped wholly unhurt, although one of them was in the same bed with the parents. An in- quest has been held before J. G. Ball, Esq and a respectable Jury, and a verdict of Accidental Death returned, with a nominal deodand uf five shillings. Conjecture is busv as to the cause of the fatal acci- dent, some supposing that the fall of a lofty chimney "tack drove in the roof; others, that the timbers of the roof itself suddenly gave way. The building is on the side of the hill above Chalfoi-d, and near the lane leading to the Lynches; and we hear that those best informed on the subject suppose that the upper side wall yielding, the whole of the roof fell at once on the floor where the unfortunate inmates were sleeping, and carried all before it. The premises now present a fearful aspect, but no danger was previously appi-eii e u ded.- Gloucester Chronicle.

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