TOWXT TALK. BY OUR SPECIAL COBRHSPONDENT. « Our readers tuir understand that we do not hold ourselves revpon j Bible for our able Correspondent's opinions, j --+-- THE proposed abolition of imprisonment for debt continues to be a subject of talk, and the more the question is examined the more objec- tionable does it appear to be. On the one hand, there can be no doubt that, to treat all debts as crimes would be the height of cruelty; while, on the other hand, to provide that no debts shall be treated as crimes, or be visited with any more un- pleasant consequences than compulsory payment, is, to my mind, the height of weakness and folly. Suppose a really bad case of seduction, or slander, or malicious persecution, where the juries have awarded damages proportioned to the nature of these offences; under the new Act, should it be- come law, all that the offender will have to do in order to escape payment and punishment will be to resist payment till he is made bankrupt, and then, if he has no property which can be proceeded against, the only harm that can happen to him will be that his certificate will be suspended for six years. In the cases here put (which are by no means of rare occurrence) the damages would be awarded by way of punishment as well as com. pensation, and yet the criminal would escape both in person and purse. This might be remedied by giving power to the judge, before whom the case was tried, to sentence the offender to a term of imprisonment if he became bankrupt before paying the damages. Then, again, take a case of extra- vagance, in which debtsare incurred by a person who knows that he has no means of paying them, but who, like Mr. Micawber, trusts that something will turn up" to enable him to do so. A fine example of this class of cases has just been furnished by Lord Nigel Kennedy, a Scotch nobleman, now before the Bankruptcy Court. For the last seven or eight years (I quote his own statement) he has had no income of his own except a sum of .£250 a year allowed Mm by a lady named May, for the support of his three children. On this allowance he has lived at the rate of X2,000 per annum, and now owes upwards of £ 11,000. Against this sum creditors hold security for about -EGOO. His lord- ship is indebted to several jewellers, and amongst others £ 400 to a Mr. Thomas. Some of the jewellery he generously gave away, and some he "s bought, on purpose to give away." Under the present Act, Lord Kennedy will, in all pro- bability, wipe off his debts altogether, while under the proposed Act, not being able to pay 6s. 8d. in the pound, his certificate would be delayed for six years. Can any one say that this pauper lord, who has lived at the rate of £2,000 a year, should be allowed thus to escape -til liability? To me it seems that he, and others like him, should have time allowed for a little wholesome reflection in a clean cell. WITH the view of robbing the public by causing a fall in the funds, some one du ing last week sent forged telegrams to the Times and the Telegraph announcing disturbances on the Conti- nent, and the refusal of Austria to take part in the Conference. Since then some one—perhaps the same person-has attempted to hoax the Daily News and Morning Post. The proprietors of the latter paper have offered a regard of .£20 for the detection of the miscreant. I hope the offender or offenders will be discovered, and that before undergoing penal servitude, he or they may be condemned to stand in the pillory under a shower of rotten eggs. THE unprotected female may be looked upon as a thing of the past, the "unprotected male" having taken her place, especially when he takes his seat in a railway carriage with only one of the gentle sex to keep him company. A gentleman the other day stepped into a railway carriage, and was followed by a lady." When he stepped out again he was given into custody on the charge of having attempted totakeindecentliberties with her. It camp- out at the Police-court that the lady" was married, but separated from her husband, that there had been proceedings in the Divorce-court about her, that she had lived in the demi-monde quarter of St. John's-wood, and was then living in a derfA-monde quarter of Pimlico, that she had had several opportunities of making complaints to the guard when the train stopped, of which she did not avail herself, and that the accused while he was making fierce and repeated attempts on her virtue was smoking all the time. With very great reluctance she admitted all these circum- stances, and the magistrate at once dismissed the charge. The gentleman concerned in the matter was well knwn to Mr. Lewis, who appeared for him, and who was prepared to go into the witness- box, if necessary, to swear to the respectability of his client's character. He has had a very narrow escape, for charges of this kind are easily made and are not easily refuted. In the present case the com- plainant stepped out of the carriage with perfectly unruffled plumage, but had she taken the precau- tion of letting down her hair, tearing her dress, and otherwise disordering herself, the result might have been very different for her unprotected male" companion. Innocent and unsuspect- ing young men should take warning by this j < frightful example," and always avoiJ travelling in a railway carriage with only a female for a companion. WHEN I referred last week to the meeting of the Pcor-law Guardians in St. James's-hall, I had not before me a speech of one of the guardians. I think you will agree with me that it ought to be preserved as a curious specimen of eloquence. The guardian in question warmly sympathised with the St. Pancras Guardians as to the "laying out" case of the infant while it was still alive. He said that he himself had been twice 'laid out, and found the sensation rather agreeable then otherwise; and he knew, at least, of a score of persons to whom the same accident had happened, and had never heard a complaint from them about it. Of these twenty cases he particu- larly instanced one, that of a suburban rector, who was laid out and his bed curtains closed. His mourning daughter was sitting in the room, and the bells of his own church were solemnly tolling. Suddenly opening the curtains, the supposed corpse exclaimed, "For whom are the bells tolling, my dear Elizabeth?" "For you., dear papa," was the answer. The concluding j burst was as follows .—While the public will be S tickled by nothing but sensationalism, sensational j paragraphs must be supplied, and thus the elevating I mission of literature is lowered to the business of villainy, and fast young ladies, slang young gentlemen, and prurient old greybeards, feast on the garbage of society as George I. did on putrid oysters and coronets and archbishops lead the chorus in these worse than Bacchanal orgies, and drag alike the aristocracy and the Church into a position of ridicule and contempt." This gentle- man evidently makes a great mistake by remaining in this rotten old country; with such a power of eloquence he should go to the United States, and stump V it like Mr. Dickens's Elijah Pogram, who was "onspoiled by the witherin' conventionalities of society. Rough he might a' been, so air our bars; wild he might a' been, so air our cats. But he was a child of Natur' and a child of freedom; and his boastful answer to the tyrant and the despot was, My bright home is in the settin' sun/ THE death of the Dowager Lady Truro is an- nounced. She was the wife of the first Lord Truro, late Lord Chancellor, and daughter of the Duke of Sussex; consequently, first cousin of the Queen. But the House of Lords-in conformity with the Royal Marriage Act, which prohibits any member of the Royal family from marrying a British subject, unless with the previous consent of the Sovereign—declared the duke's marriage with Lady Augusta Murray to be invalid there- fore his daughter, instead of being a princess of the blood royal, became simply Miss D'Este; and her unfortunate mother, so much did the un- favourable decision prey upon her mind, died of a broken heart. THE French horse, Gladiateur, having won the gold cup at Ascot, has terminated his brilliant career on the turf, and will now retire to the stud. I HEAE that the stakeholder in the late fight for the championship, has refused to let Mace have his share of the stakes, X400, unless he delivers up the champion's belt, which by his conduct he has forfeited. At present the subject is in dispute. Both Mace and Gross are now disqualified from again contending for the championship. Z.
SUMMARY OF PASSING EVENTS, THERE is little from America worth recording. The news of the English financial crisis had reached the other side of the Atlantic before the sailing of the China. It caused a little sensation, and made the price for gold rise from 131 to 139. President Johnson is becoming more popular with the people, and is now being defended by Mr. Seward, Mr. Stanton, Mr. McCulloch, &c. All profess to admire his policy, asserting that his plan of reconstruc- tion is the only practical one yet suggested. AFFAIRS on the Continent of Europe are any- thing but flattering. It is said that Prussia and Italy are anxious for a Congress, to whom they would submit their claims; but Austria positively refuses to agree to the decision of such a gather- ing, except on her own terms, which, of course, means that she will by no means give up Yenetia, or withdraw her claims upon the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein. We trust, however, war may yet be prevented, if England, France, and Russia hold together, and persuade, rather than infuriate, the peoples of Austria, Prussia, and Italy. It would be a fearful thing were the god, or rather demon, of vrar to have power once again on the Continent. THE young King of Bavaria appears to love solitude rather than regal splendour, but he has been taught that even Royalty has its duties, which must be performed. His Majesty has a violent passion for music and mystical ideas. A few days ago he was missing. His half-frantic Court could find him nowhere. At length he was found alone and on horseback on a wild mountain ridge, having ridden for two days without change of clothing or scarcely any food. He had gone to find out a celebrated composer of music in whom he had discovered a superior art. His Cabinet, however, told him that, unless he returned they would resign; so he went back with them, none the worse for his love of adventure. A CASE is no w pending in the Court of Probate which revives an old scandal. Mrs. Ryves is the petitioner, and she claims to be the legitimate descendant of the Dake of Cumberland, a younger brother of George the Third. The pedigree is thus stated:—Henry Frederick, Duke of Cum- berland, married on the 4th March, 1767, Olive, daughter of Dr. and Sarah Wilmot, and ha.d a daughter Olive, Princess of Cumberland, who married Jchn Thomas de Serres. From the latter marriage sprung Lavinia Jennetta Horton Serres" who married Thomas Ryves, the issue being a son, also named Thomas, who was born in 1833. This Mrs. Ryves and her son are the present petitioners. The case assumes the form of a petition under the Legitima.cy Declaration Act, by which statute powers aTe conferred upon the Court of declaring the legitimacy of a petitioner, or his or her father or mother. Thus, Mrs. Ryves, who has already proved her own legitimacy, and her father and mother's marriage, seeks to obtain a decree prov ing the marriage of her grandfather, Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland, with Olive Wilmot, her grandmother. At present the case has advanced no further than the tendering of formal proot of certificates of births, marriages, baptisms, and such like matters. IT will be remembered that a few days ago a young lady charged a respectable surgeon-dentist with assaulting her in a railway carriage. The gentleman was brought before a magistrate and honourably acquitted. A summons for perjury has now been granted against the woman, and, for the protection of the public, we hope, if the harge be found correct, she will be severely punished. ANOTHES, railway accident has occurred, which shows the necessity of a communication between the passengers and the driver or guard in charge of a train, or, better still, perhaps, the patent couplings for carriages. A train on the Cambridge and Hitchin line was proceeding at the rate of about twenty-five miles an hour, when one of the carriages got off the rails, and after bumping along for some time fell down the embankment, the two next carriages being also turned over. Fortunately, none of the passengers were seriously injured, il-,iit had there been any means of conamu- nication with the driver when the .bumping wan first felt, the accident might mve been averted, or had they have used the patent Kirkman coup- lings only one carriage could possibly have left the rails but the fact is, railway officials are too parsimonious, and will not have sufficient regard for human life until they are made to do so by Act of Parliament. THE medical officers of London have issued an admirable circular in anticipation of the cholera again visiting the city. The sum and substance of it is to eat good food, drink no impure water, and breathe good air; and in order that these things may be secured as far as possible, it is suggested that special attention should be paid to the houses of the poorer classes, for which pur- pose additional inspectors will be engaged. One sentence in the circular cannot be too firmly im- pressed on the minds of all, beth in London and in the country: All refuse, dust, or dirt ought j to be looked upon as containing possible germs of disease, which may be lifted in vapour or blown I about by the wind, and so inhaled or swallowed." A very simple statement, but very important. BEWARE of the dog." This appears to be not only applicable to trespassers, but to persons walking along the public highway. A young man went for some refreshments to the bar of a public- house in the Kingsland-road, London, and was attacked by a bull terrier, to whom he had given no provocation. The dog fastened on his flesh, and tore out one of the leaders of his arm. The man who had charge of the dog disengaged the brute's fangs, and the sufferer was removed to a hospital, where it was found necessary to amputate the arm. The dog belonged to a tradesman, who was training him for fighting purposes. Such dogs should never be let loose without a muzzle, and any person permitting them to do so should be fined heavily. IN the way of amusements, among the novelties of the day are the readings of the Hon. Mrs. Yelverton. Her assemblies have been attended by numerous visitors in London, who probably sym- pathised as much with the lady in her misfortunes as they admired the sweet tone of her voice. Be this as it may, the readings have been a success, and now the lady is en route through the provinces, where, doubtless, a similar success will attend her. IN Parliament the Reform. Bill has at length got into committee. The anticipated division upon the amendment of Captain Hayter passed over without troubling the House to divide. The Adullamites appear to have fallen back in, their old tone, as many of them, amongst whom was the Earl Grosvenor, expressed their intention of sup- porting the Government,
THE MUBDER AT .HE} WOOD. On Tuesday an adjonrned inquest was held at Hay- wood on the body of John Brennan, who was found murdered in a stable. James Barrows, 19 years of age, the son of a publican at Slatfcoaks, has confessed him- self guilty of the murder. James Taylor, alias" Ger- many," a striker in asmifchy-, said that on Monday, the 21iit inst., he leni; James Burrows 18. about tea o'clock in the morning, and about fodr o'clock he came into the brewhouse, and said, "Call you find me some water to wash ? He gave him some water and soap, and he then saw that he was covered with blood, and he said to him, What has thou been doing ? Thou art covered with blood." Burrows replied, "Ya, I am. I have killed yon man in the stable." I then said, "Jem, thou wiit be found out. Nay, has thou killed him ? And what has thou done it with ? Barrows replied, I billed him wr.h the crowbar." I said, What has thou done with the crowbar? Thou ought to throw it into the cut (the canal), or thou wilt be found out." Burrows replied, I put it into a hole in the wall, and it cannot be found without the wall is pulled down." Barrows then asked him, to go out into the field, under the pretence to fight, so that he mighb 11 braet" his nose; and he consented. They were accompanied by Clegg and two other men, and he struck him on the nose. Burrows did not strike him back. Barrows told him that he had struck the deceased three or four times on the head, because he would not lend him half a sovereign. A Juryman Have yotli any malice towards the Drisoner F Witness replied that as persons were beginning to I suspect that he was connected with the afikrc, he thought it was time to "split." When the prisoner 1 came to the brewhouse he bad bload on his shirt. collar, shirt, and necktie, and he said he would barn j them. When they went into the house, the prisoner's § sister came and said, "Eh, Jem, yon chap is killed j in the stable, come dovvn a1 soon as thou QAIB." | Burrows burned the necktie and collar in the boiler in th0 browhouaQ. The prisoner left, j ana he saw him again at turning-out time, ten J o'clock, and he agreed to sleep with him in the j barn that night. Burrows then went into his father's house for a glass of liquor, and when he returned he said he would sleep in the barn that night, but they would sleep on the stacks. He consented, and about two o'clock next morning he heard some persons knocking at some door. Upon raising his head, he saw two police-officers at the door of the Jolly Wag- goner. The prisoner told him that he had taken 8s. from the deceased, and that he found it in his belt. Barrows paid him back the Is. he had borrowed on the same evening. The prisoner told him that the only man he was "down upon" was Harry Clegg. J Barrows knew very well that the deceased had money' as Brennan had offered to fight on the previous Sunday for half a sovereign. The jury returned a verdict of Wilful Murder" against James Barrows.
SINGULAR APPLICATION. On Thursday a well-dressed person, whose name did not transpire, applied at the Marylebone Police. court and said he wished for the magistrate's advice. Appli. cant said his brother was confined in St. Saviour's Monastery, and he wanted permission to see him. He was under age, and the applicant had come all the way from Bristol with his father's permission to see him. His brother was very ill. He had been to the monas. tery and the person he saw there denied all knowledge of him. From some correspondence that afterwards took place, they admitted that he was an inmate of the monastery, but they refaaed to allow him (ap pli. cant) to see him, and shut the gates in his face. Mr. Mansfield asked if the applicant knew whether the brother had avy money in his own right. Applicant said he had money sent to him from his father, but whether he got it or not they did not knowq He writes to them complaining very much of his treat- ment, and also of shortness of food. Mr. Mansfield asked applicant if his brother wished to return home. Applicant: He does, and his father is willing to re- ceive him. Mr. Mansfield said the best course for him to pursue would be to apply to a judge. Applicant thanked his worahip and retired. —
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A CROQUET PARTY AT FRIMLEY-HALL. In the Court of Queen's Bench, last week, the case of Thomas v. Shaw was heard. This was an action to recover .£35 Is. 6d. The defendant pleaded never indebted except as to about .£20, which sum he had paid into court. Mr. Browne, Q.C., and Mr. Philbrick were counsel for the plaintiff; Mr. Huddleston, Q.C., and Mr. Dowdeswell were counsel for the defendant. The plaintiff is a captain in the army, and the defen- dant is the messman at the Staff College, Frimley. In August last the officers of the college were desirous of giving a croquet party, followed by a ball, and the plaintiff was applied to to furnish the tea and supper for about 150 persons. The plaintiff's case was that he agreed to supply the tea at 8d. per head, and the sup- per, which was to be cold, and consist of poultry, veal pies, pigeon pies, lobsters and lobster salads, ale. brandy, soda-water, cigars, &c., at 3s. 6d. per head, The croquet playing commenced shortly after three o clock, and also the consumption of tea and coffee; and as the play appeared to stimulate their appetites, the consumption of tea and coffee, cakes and biscuits continued until between eight and nine o'clock. Plaintiff not having bargained for such an extraordinary demand on the tea and coffee pots, wished to remove the things at an early hour, but he was told the supply must continue until nine o'clock- the time fixed for supper. At that hour the party took their places at the supper table, and the dancing appeared to have the same effect on their appetites at supper that the croquet had on the tea, and the supply had to be repeatedly replenished until two o'clock in the morning, when the party broke up. All the guests appeared satisfied, and from the enormous quantity that was consumed the plaintiff was induced to believe that many of the visitors must have come before dining. The plaintiff claimed for 150 persons at 3s. 6d. per head for supper and 8d. per head for tea, but he was told that only 100 persons were present, and for that number the defendant was ready to pay. The defence was that this was a most unjust claim or it would have been immediately discharged when it was sent in. The defendant had paid .£19 18s. Id. into court, which was sufficient to cover the plaintiff's demarid. The members of the college were obliged to study economy, and they accordingly applied to the plaintiff, who sent them in a bill of fare for sixty per- sons for X7 15s., and 6d. a head for tea and coffee, amounting to 41 10a. The plaintiff was then told that he had better provide for a larger number on the whole, and 99 was the number of visitors on the occa- | sion referred to, and who partook of supper. Plaintiff's son at firet sent in a bill of X19 18s. 8d., but that he said was incorrect, and then sent in the bill now claimed. After hearing the defendant's evidence, The learned judge said the plaintiff had evidently made a mistake. I The jury concurred. Verdict for the defendant.
STATIONS OF THE BRITISH ARMY. Corrected up to the 2nd of June, 1866; ] Where two places are mentioned, the last named is that at which the Depdfe of the Regiment is stationed.] CAVALRY. 1st Me Guards, Kegent's-park! 2nd do., Knightsbridge Royal Horse Guards, Windsor! 1st Dragoon Guards, on pas- sage home, Canterbury 2aa do., Muttra; Canterbury 3rd do., Ahmednuggur; Can- terbury 4th do., Cori Sth do., Dublin 6th do., Dublin 7th do., Benares; Canterbury] 1st Dragoons, Manchester 2nd do., Newbridge 3rd Hussars, Aldershott 4th do., Edinburgh 5th Lancers, Lncknow, Can- terbury 6th Dragoons, Mhow; Canter- bury 7th Hussars, Sealtote; Maid- stone 8th do., Aldershott 9th Lancers, Dundalk 10th Hussars, Dublin 11th do., Colchester 12th lancers, Cahir 13th Hussars, Yori 14th do., Hounslow 15th do., Aldershott 16thlancers, Bangalore; Can- terbury 17th do., Aldershott 18th Hussars, Secanderabad; Canterbury 19th do., Meerut; Canterbury 20th do., Kamilpore; Canter- bury 21st do., Umball¡¡,; Maidstone MILITARY TRAIF. Troops 1, Curragh is 2, Aldershott js 3, Cnrxagh 3, 4, Kensington 5, Woolwich 6, Dublin j, 7, Woolwich 8, Dublin 9, Woolwich 10, Aldershott „ 11, Aldershott 12, Aldershott 13, New Zealand 14, New Zealand „ 15, New Zealand 16, New Zealand 17, Alde-rshott 18, Woolwich 19, Portsmouth 20, Woolwich 21, Woolwich 22, Aldershott 23, Woolwich 24, Aldershott FOOT GUARDS. Grenadier Guards, 1st bat., St. George's Barraeks; 2nd bat., Wellington Barracks; 3rd bat., Windsor Coldstream Guards, 1st bat., Dublin; 2nd bat., Chelsea Seota Fusilier Guards, 1st bat., Wellington Barraeks; 2nd bat., the Tower IOTAMTBT. 1st Foot, 1st bat., Kamiee, Colchester; 2nd bat., Cork 2nd, 1st bat., Cork; 2nd bat., Bermuda, Chatham 3rd, 1st bat., Curragh; 2nd bat., Barbadoes, Mallingar 4th, 1st bat., Poonah, Chat-1 ham; 2nd bat., Halifax, Chat- ham 5th, 1st bt., Athlone; 2ndbt,, Cape, Walmer 6th, 1st bat., Jersey; 2nd bat., Jamaica, Colchester 7th, 1st bat., Saugor,Walmer; 2nd bat., Canada, Walmer 8th, 1st bat., Malta, Newry; 2nd bat., Malta, Newry 9th, 1st bat., The Cape, Pem- broke; 2nd bat., Hong Kong, Pembroke broke; 2nd bat., Hong Kong, Pembroke 10th, 1st bat., Cape, Chatham; 2nd bat., Bangalore, Chat- ham 11th, 1st bt., Fyzabad, Butte. vant; 2nd bat., China (for Cape); Buttevant 12th. 1st bat., New-Zealand, Chatham; 2nd bat., Seeta- pore, Chatham 13th, 1st bat., Devonport; 2nd bat., Mauritius, Newry 14th, 1st bat., Sheffield; 2nd but., New Zealand, Newry 15th, 1st bat., N. Brunswick, Chatham; 2nd bat., Gibral- tar, Chatham 16th, 1st bat., London, C. W. ;I Colchester; 2nd bat., Hali- fax Colchester 17th, 1st bat., Aldershott; 2nd bat., Halifax Mullingar 18th, 1st bat., Shornclifie; 2nd bat., New Zealand, Cur- ragh 19th, lstlJat., Peshawur Chatham; 2nd bat., Thyet- myoo; Chatham 20th, 1st bat., Calcutta, Chat i ham; 2nd bat., Japan Chatham 21st, 1st bat., Glasgow; 2nd bat., Secunderabad; Preston 22nd, 1st bat., New Bruns- wick, Parkhurst; 2nd bat., Mauritius; Pttrkhurst 23rd, 1st bat., Jubbulpore, Walmer; 2nd bat., Gibraltar, Walmer 24th, 1st bat., Curragh; 2nd bat., Rangoon, Buttevant 25th, 1st bat., Montreal, Pres- ton; 2nd bat.,Ceylon,Preston 26th, Bombay; Preston 27tb, Hazareebah; Buttevant 28th, Aldershott 29th, Malta; Chatham 30th, Montreal; Parkhurst 31st, Portsmouth 32nd, Gibraltar; Buttevant 33rd, Bombay; Belfast 34th, Morar; Colchester 35th, Mooltan; Chatham 36th, Shabjelianpore; Pem- broke |37th, Fermoy 38th, Subathoo; Colchester 39th, Manchester i40th, New Zealand; Chatham |41st, Agra; 42cd, Peshawur; Aberdeen 43rd, N Zealand; Winchester 44th, Dover 45th, Bombay; Parkhurst 46th, Lucknow; Pembroke 47th, Toronto; Pembroke !48th, Shorncliffe 49th, Bombay; Colchester 50th,NewZealand; Parkhurst 51st, Jullundur; Winchester 52nd, Aldershott 53rd, Waterford 54th, Gosport 55th, Lucknow; Preston 56tb, Portsmouth 57th, New Zeald.; Buttevant 58th, Benares; Pembroke 58th, Benares; Pembroke 59th, Birmingham 60th, 1st bat., Malta, Win- chester 2nd bat., Dublin 3rd bat., Madras; Winchstr. 4thbat.,Canada; Winchstr. 61st, Dublin 62nd, Gosport 63rd, Aldershott 64th, Templemore 65th, Devonport 66th, Aldershott 67ch, Cape; Belfast; 68th, on passage home from New Zealand; Preston 69th, Aldershott 70th, Shorncliffe 71st, Aldershott j 72nd, Edinburgh 1 73rd, limerick 74th, Dover 75th, Dublin 76th, Bellary; Belfast ]77th, Bareilly; Chatham 78th, Gibraltar; Stirling 79th,Rawul Pindee; Aberdeen 80th, on passage home; De- vonport 81st, Aldershott 82nd, Mean Meer; Colchester 83rd ,Cur-ragh i84th, Malta; Colchester j85th, Curragh 86th, Gibraltar; Newry 87th, Portsmouth 88th, Cawnpore; Curragh 89th, Aldershott 90th, Peshawur; PreSton 91st, Dum Dum; Aberdeen 92nd, Dublin 93rd, Sealkote; Stirling 94th, Umballa Chatham 95th, Kurrachee; Pembroke 96th, Bombay; Beltast 97th, Ferozepore; Colchester 98th, Delbi ? Colchester 99th, Cape; Buttevant 100th, Malta; Parkhurst 101st, Dugshaie; Walmer 102nd, Cannanore; Chatham W3rd, Neemuch; Colchester ^rkhurst P0re5 Parkhurst A Mullingar 'nhabad; Curragh ^eeunderabad; Curragh T> ■« ?» en; Buttevant brigade,1st bat., Quebec; Winchester bat., Meerut; Win- Q .tester bat., Rawul, Pindee; Winchester it bat., Canada Win. chester
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FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. AMERICA. NEW YORK, MAY 22. The House of Representatives has appointed a joint committee of five members to examine and report upon the operations of the Freedmen's Bureaux in the South. The New York Tribune says that the President is preparing a proclamation explaining that the peace proclamation is intended to abrogate martial law in the South. r Accounts published by the Southern newspapers estimate that the coming crop will not exceed one million and a half of bales. ;t1 Advices received here from Mexico state that Esco- bedo, with 1,200 republicans, assaulted Methuela 011 the 2nd, but was repulsed. The New York Academy of Music has been destroyed by an incendiary fire. ¡,¡2t: The Collector of Customs at Rouse's Point seized 1,700 muskets on Friday last, supposed to belong to the Fenians. Eighty-seven cases of arms belonging to the Senate faction have been seized at Erie, Pennsyl- vania. The report that the Fenian circles at Washington had resolved to support Stephens is denied. Stephens is said to be receiving subscriptions from numerous circles. NEW YORK, MAT 24. Mr. Seward has delivered a speech at Auburn, in which he defended the course of the President res- pecting the recent vetoes. His plan of reconstruc- tion was theonly practical one yet suggested. Congress indiscriminately grouped loyal and disloyal by ex- cluding loyal Souther.4 representatives. The differences between the Executive and Congress were, he said, less serious than was supposed, and need not cause the disruption of the Republican party. The general tone of Mr. Seward's speech was mediatorial. The President and the members of the Cabinet were serenaded last night by the National Union Club. The President responded briefly, thanking the club for this demonstration of approval of hia conduct as a public servant. The day was not distant when the people would be satisfied that they were right. Mr. Stanton delivered a long speech, in which he said the President was cordially supported by the Cabinet. The New York Herald states that Chili, Per-a, Bolivia, and Ecuador are endeavouring to effect an alliance with Venezuela, in order to secure a base of operations from which they could invade Cuba. NEW YORK. MAY 25. Last evening btpphena addressed a mass meeting 01 Fenians at Brooklyn, and declared that unless Ireland was liberated the Irish race in a few years would be absorbed in this country and disappear from the earth.. He urged the reconciliation of the opposing circles preparatory to action, and declared 100,000 rifles safely into Ireland. Mr. Davis has been granted the freed,- ni of irorir._ss Monroe on parole. He has also beer, permittee' to have frequent private interviews with Messrs, nor and Shea; and it is rumoured that his trial will be postponed until August. t The Ohio Democratic Convention ha ■ passed resolu- tions endorsing the policy of the Pre;! ;er.t, fijad de- nouncing the conduct of the Senate, h. VallaE- dingbam made a speach declaring thh1 Joagrese was secretely conspiring to depose Prnaid^iB Johnaoa. THE BOMBARDMENT OF CALL REPULSE OF THE SPANISH FLr T NEW YC B MAT 24. Advioes received here from Callan "nounze that the Spanish fleet on the 2nd in starattempted to bombard Callao, but were repulsed <?$er a fight of four hours by the shore batteries. vc iron-clstdsi were disabled, and Admiral Nanez was wounded. The Peruvians lost 60 men killed, including- ths Sec- retary of War, and 120 wo ended. FLORENCE, 1. '< Letters received here from Peru to j 11 -Lth April announce that the Italian minister Z! JSupliorati had interposed his good offices b< ■ Admiral Nunez and the Peruvian Government On tiic depar- ture of the mail on the 28th April a ffaAorcuMUo result was expected from the negotiations. Letters from Italy mention that the flags of the vo- lunteers bear on one side the Roman sh'; w':J.f and 01. the other the lion of St. Mark. PROPOSED CONFERENCE, VIENNA, MAI 29, Austria accepts the invitation to attend tha Paris Conference. FLORENCE, Mas 29. Italy accepts the invitation to atte.id the Con- ference. She cannot suspend her arm>imen!.s, out she engages to make no attack during the Conference, THE CONFERENCE. The Times of Tuesday observes: — Is ia the deepest regret we announce that the hop's of settling by a Conference the disputes which now agitate Europe must be abandoned. The FrenA Goveinmeat has telegraphed to our own that, in 0 .msequonce the persistence of Austria in imposing condit-one which would make the discussions. t igatory, the Conference will not be held. It woul'?, indeed, e* a mockery to call together the representatives of th& Great Powers on terms which would necessarily in- volve their immediate separation. We fear, th-ar, that matters stand as they stood thre weeke since, aDd that it now reats with the armed Powers to com- pose their disputes by negotiation between them- selves, or to resort to the final arbitrament of war. We can oaly hope that the former counsel will prevail, but everything must now be done by the Powere themselves, for the functions of the neutra: States are at an end. ITALY. FLORENCE, May 29. To-day the King signed a decree for the formatior of 20 more battalions of volunteers and two battaiiens of Bersaglieri. FORCED LOAN IN VENETIA. VIENNa, Mat 30. An Imperial decree has been published this morning ordering a forced loan of 12 millions of florins in the Lombardo-VeBetian kingdom. The proclamation accompanying the decree rsates this measure to have been adopted in c onsequence of the low of the 5th inst., in reference to the Govern- ment currency being inoperative for Lombardo- Venetia, whioh must Bevertheless contribute towards the extraordinary necessities of the country. The payments of the loan are to be made in ailvfir or golo, in return for which the Government will itisae.at ?,&r bonds of 100, 10. and 1 florins, bearing interest at ai:, per cent. The Committer for the Control of the l ablie Debt will control the issue of the bonds, w' oh' .e not to exceed the amount of twelve million nor THE WEST INDIES. The Seine, with the West India Ma arrived in Southampton on Wednesday, with int -auce from St. Thomas's to the 15th ult. The blockade of Valparaiso has been r 3' and the Spanish squadron under Admiral NUl, ia in the waters of Cttllao. A combat between ihe Spanish squadron and the Peruvian batteries defending Callao is considered unavoidable. Admiral N-ues hag de- clared that it is his intention to cornmen ) operations against the fortifications on the 1st c June. He further announces that the port ef Callro is declared to be blockaded, with six days' respite for nentfal vessels to leave the port with their cargoes. Business at Valparaiso was exceedingly limited being confined to the chartering of vessels. Great enthusiasm prevails in the army at Cailao, and the result of the Conference with Spain i; anxiously awaited. The Spanish fleet. off 'Jallao numbers ten vessels, 275 guns. In Ecuador large gold mines have been dir severed. Great enthusiasm prevails in the country rsr. account of the war against Spain. At Jamaica nothing important had occurred. Sir Henry Storks was expected to leave the island imme- diately after the arrival of his Excellency W..Ravreon. commander-in-chief of the Bahamas, who ia com- missioned to administer the Government of Jamaica for the present. Sir Henry Storks WEC, aoout tc proceed round the island ia a war vessel ■ -n a to inspection. The result of the commission is aniiously lovl 'A- >• by the colonists.
We have to annouace the death of Dr. G of Hereford, a skilful physician aud an accomp: <-a scholar, at the advanced age of 82.