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CHILD MURDER.—AS Mr. Thomas, of Berthlwyd Fach, I in the parish of Llanvigan, Breconshire, last week, was going over his fields, his attention was drawn to his sheep dog, which was busily engaged, as it appeared, in devouring the remains of a child. Mr. Thomas, as soon as he could, took away the mangled remains, consisting chiefly of the skull bones only, the rest of the body having been devoured. The child had evidently been born alive, from the circum- stance of all the necessary clothes being there, which, with what remained of the body, were preserved by Mr. Thomas, to await the result of an inquest. The inquest was held at the Aber, before Henry Maybery, Esq., when unfortunately thejre transpired nothing which could lead to the detection of the unnatural perpetrator. T. Batt, Esq., made a post mortem examination upon what was produced at the inquest, and gave it as the unqualified opinion of his mind that the child had been born alive. The jury returned a verdiet of Found dead cause of death to the jurors unknown." MORE SHIPWRECKS OFF TYN E.MOUTH-C&STLE. -Although but a few days have elapsed since the melancholy wrecks of the Percy and Isabella, both brigs, which occurred on the rocks underneath Tynemouth-castle, at the north of the harbour leading to Shields, it is with regret we have to announce the loss of two other vessels near the same illfated spot. About 11 o'clock on Tuesday night last, the men on duty at the lighthouse were alarmed by observing blue light fired at the entrance of harbour, which were soon ascertained to proceed from a vessel in distress. The crew attached to the life-boat were instantly summoned, but before there was sufficient time to launch the boat, the vessel, which proved to be the Emily, from Copenhagen for Newcastle for coals, had struck upon the Black Middens. Those belonging to her instantly took to the rigging, where they remained until taken off by they life-boat, which shortly came up, and all gained the beach in perfect safety amidst the cheering of those assembled on shore. Before daybreak the following morifl!i £ ()yvessel had gone to pieces, and not a fng^ggnt oOg^rrtwlrwas to be seen. rtf r— &•••/•• 1 71 THE COURT.-Prince Albert having to attend officially as Lord Warden of the Stannaries and Steward of the Duchy of Cornwall, at the Duchy of Cornwall-office, Somerset-house, on Friday next, Her Majesty contemplates leaving the Castle on the same day for Buckingham Palace, and accompanying his Royal Highness in a special train from Slough to the Paddington terminus of the Great Western Railway but in the event of Her Majesty determining upon prolonging her stay at the Castle beyond that (and nothing, at present, has been definitively decided upon), his Royal Highness will re- turn to Windsor the same afternoon. THE LATE SIR CHRISTOPHER BETHEL CODRINGTON.— The mortal remains of this esteemed baronet were interred on Saturday morning, shortly before 9 o'clock, in the family- vault in Dodington Church, Gloucestershire. The Duke of Beaufort and the Marquis of Worcester came over to Dod- ington Castle to attend the funeral, which was quite private, Sir W. C. Codrington, M.P., Mr. Henry Peyton, son-in- law of the deceased baronet, and the immediate family con nexions, alone being present at the obsequies. A CLERGYMAN SHOT BY HIS SON-IN-LAW.-It is our painful duty to record that the Rev. Mr. Reynett, officiating minister at Norton, residing at Leigh, was shot in the neck on Saturday last, and that the act was perpetrated by the hands of his son-in-law. The unfortunate gentleman, we have been informed, did not live on very happy terms with his wife, who was mother of the young man by whom the shot was fired, and that some altercation was taking place between them at the time the melancholy event occurred. The ball was fired from a pistol, and has not yet been ex- tracted. The deposition of the rev. gentleman was taken on the following day, before one of our county magistrates, the result of which was the committal of the young man to Gloucester county gaol on the above charge. We under- stand Mr. Reynett lies in a very precarious state, and. that his dissolution is hourly expected. The parties were all inmates of the same house, but, owing to domestic affairs, lived very unhappily together.—Cheltenham Chronicle,



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