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EPITOME OF HEWS. A Cab Set on lPire.-A cabman, after setting down his fare in Kennington-road, on Monday, discovered the cushions and linings of the cab to be on fire, and before it could be extinguished, the sides and roof of the cab were burnt off. A road steam-engine has been introduced to draw timber from the forests of Invercauld and Braemar to Aberdeen. It has hitherto been found cheaper to obtain wood from Canada than from these adjacent forests. Foxhounds for Ame.rica.-On Monday morn- ing a pack of young foxhounds, consisting of forty couple, arrived in London from Warwickshire, to be shipped off to America for wolf-hunting. On Sunday the members of the Royal Yacht Squadron arrived at Cowes from their several resi- dences in the country, and visited the yachts at anchor in Cowes Roads. On Tuesday the Henrietta, Fleetwing, and Vesta came into harbour at Cowes to lay up for the winter. State of Education in Spain—A Madrid letter in the Lulependance Beige remarks that the public education in Spain is very backward, as may be imagined from the fact that out of a total of 72,157 municipal councillors, no less than 12,479 are unable to read or write. Among the number are included 422 mayors and 938 deputy-mayors." Sir Roger Tichborne, the long lost heir to the baronetcy and estates of Tichborne, near Alresford, in Hampshire, arrived at Tiohborne, from Australia, on Wednesday. He was immediately on arrival recog- nised and acknowledged by his tenantry, and by the inhabitants of the neighbourhood. Mountjoy Prison.-We regret to have to state, says the Jjublin Evening Mail, that a rumour which has been afloat for a day or two, that. cholera had broken out among the inmates of Mountjoy Prison, is well founded. We have been informed that four deaths have occurred among the prisoners. John Day's Stables.—On Friday night the whole of John Day's range of stabling at Banstead, where his horses stand during the Epsom meeting, were burnt to the ground. The severity of the frost, as well as the state of the roads, prevented the engines being brought to the ground in time to do any good service. The Great Eastern. This worlcl famous steamer, now receiving a thorough refit at Liverpool, is appointed to sail for New York from that port on the 20th March. She will leave New York for Brest on the 9fch of April and sail between France and tla3 United States during the continuance of the Paris Ex- hibition. Accident to the Whip of the Berkeley Hounds.-While Lord Fitzhardinges's hounds were out hunting at Alveston Ship, on Monday, the head "Whip," M. H. Edwards, sustained serious contusion s by his horse railing upon him, in consequence of baulking at a fence. He is in a bad state, but hopes are entertained of his recovery. The receipts from the working of the Atlantic telegraph up to the present time have averaged .£813 a day, including Sundays and 40 days of the stoppage of the land lines. Since November 1, however, when the price of the message was reduced from X20 to JG10, the average receipts have been < £ 874, or at the rate ef £ 205,133 per year. A Dispute Thoroughly Settled.-On Sunday j evening, December 9, at Sweetwater, Tennessee,, Captain Jenkins had high words_ with three persons, relating to a raid two years ago in which blood was spilt. Pistols were drawn, Bad Captain Jenkins fell mortally wounded, but succeeded in killing one and wounding the other two of his assailants. All four men died. A committee has been formed of some of the inhabitants of Horsham and the neighbourhood, with the view of presenting a testimonial to the Right Hon. W. Seymour Fitzgerald on his leaving England to assume the Government of Bombay. It has been decided to present the right hon. gentleman with his portrait. Forging Post office Money Orders. A man named Barstow has been committed for trial at Leeds on the oharge of perpetrating frauds by tamper- ing with poet-office money orders. His practice, it is alleged, was to procure an order for a small amount, alter the sum to a greater, and present tfee document so treated to tradesmen in payment of purchases. The prisoner has already undergone three'yeara' penal Bervitnde for similar offences. Henry Buckle, who plea-ded guilty last session to reooiving a. large quantity of goods stolen on the Great Eastern Railway, and to inciting the servants of the company to steal goods in transit, was brought up, at the Central Criminal Court, on Monday, for sentence. The prisoner had made a statement, ft ivieg the names of some of the persons who had brought stolen goods to him. He was sentenaed to panai servitude for ton years. Grateful School Boys. — A number of the students of the colleges at Moscow, St. Petersburg1, Kisw, and Kasan have addressed a letter to Count Ge Bismarck, in which they thank him most ,heartily for the simplification which he has introduced into the geography of Germany, the inextricable complications of which had proved a great drawback to- their com- fort, from being a cc-actaut source to them of blame and punishment. The Cattle Plague in the East Riding.-The severity of the weather, now wintrylin earnest, does not arrest the plague in the flat country south of the wolds. Another outbreak among a very large herd of valuable cattle at Keyinghata has oocurred, and six head of beasts have been shot and hurriedly buried in as many days. The wolds and North Riding dis- tricts, where the plague raged twelve months ago, con- tinue quite healthy. Escape of a Convict.—William Bennett, who was convioted at the Nottinghamshire Sessions on Monday of burglary, and sentenced to penal servitude for seven years, succeeded in effecting his escape from the county prison, in Nottingham, during the night of his conviction or early on the following morning. A reward has been offered for his apprehension. He is 27 years old, a labourer by occupation, and a native of Smalley, in Derbv shire. He hae been previously convicted of other offences. Liabilities of Bailway Directors.—There is a, provision in the new Act on railway securities, under which loan capital accounts are to be filed during the present, month, that if a director or registered officer signs an account or statement, knowing the same to be false in any particular, he is to be deemed guilty of an offence, and to be liable to fine or imprisonment on an indictment, or-on a summary conviction to a penalty of X10. Extension of the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway.—On Tuesday morning the new- lines of the Metropohn Extension of the London, Chatham, and Dover Rattway from Brixton to the new railway bridge over the TWnes, and soon to the Vic- toria station, were opened for public traffie. The company now possess double lines throughout the en- tire length from Ludgate-hid to Victoria. The trains to and from the City will henoeto*th run about every ten minutes, and a commodious station has, been pro- vided. The Prince of Walesan.d the Poles.—WW have much pleasure, says the Times, in recording an act redounding to the honollref the Prinoa If-WeLleals private oharacter. While in St. PatersbOTr, during his last visit, he solicited of the Emperor ox Russia, as a personal favour, the liberation of Ceunt Stanikra-s Zamoyaki (son of Count Andrew Zamoyski), confined in Siberia, which request was roadity and gracefully acceeedto. The Count has since returned to Warsaw to the great joy of his family, who, no less than the whole Polish nation, feel most grateful to his Royal Highness for his noble conduct. Storm and Loss of Life on the Coast. —Oh Tuesday during a heavy gale from the north-west, the Alexandra, of Weymouth, and Lucy of Itnottings- ey, drove ashore at Great Yarmouth; both eyowa. were saved. The Maria, of Stettin, Capt. W. Grunen, laden with timber, deal, and spars, from Stettin, and bound to St. Vast, France, has become a complete wreck, having grounded on the Kentish Knock Sand and broken up. Five of the crew wete drowsed, but two saved themselves on a piece of wreck. These poor men have been landed at Lowestoft, in a very exhausted state. National Temperance League. A public meeting, convened by the League, was held on Tues- day evening, at Exeter-ball, in furtherance of the temperano9 movement. MSr-CI Gilpin, M.B., primi-dedi and the platform was well filled by several prominent members of the Teinjiarasoe League andtheTlaited .,g. Kingdom Alliance. The chairman, in opening the proceedings, expressed his pleasure in seeing, so many present. He had been a total abstainer for more than 30 years, andwa,A glad to see the rapid strides made during that time by the great movement. The meet- ing was subsequently addressed by Dr. Edmonds, the Rey. Alexander Hannay, Mr. 1. Inwards, the Rev. John Reed, Mr. John Taylor, Mr. T. a. Smith, the Rev. Robert Maguire, and others; and resolutions expressing. the gratification, of the meeting at the pro- gress of temperance were unanimously adopted. Irish Eclucatioxi.-The.depatati.on wbi.oh waited on Lord Naas to present the remonstrance o,f the Irish General Assembly against Mr. Fortescue'a plan were informed that the whole subject of Irish education will be brought before the Cabinet one of its early meet- ings. It was not for him (Lord Naas) to say whether Lord Derby would be prepared to state the views of the Government previous to the meeting of Parliament." Trade Union Outrage. — At Darlington on Monday Benjamin Wiles charged Patrick Kelley with using threatening language towards him, whereby he had been put in bodily fear. The two men were engaged at the new works of the water company M bricklayers' labourers, the complainant being a non. union man and the defendant a. umon man. The magistrates said they were determined to put a stop to the tyranny of trades' unions, and ordered the defendant to. find bonds himself two sureties in .£25 each far 12 months, or be committed for that period. Fenian Arrests in Ireland.—Several persona were arrested in Dublin, on Tuesday morning who arrived by the Iron Duke steamer from LiverpooL They are detained pending inquiry. Niae arrests were made on Monday night, in Hamill-etreet, Belfast. The prisoners were ec gaged at the, time in preparing ammunition and casting bullets, and subsequently the police seized, in the house of Michael O' Harden, one of the prisoners, three eaaka of gunpowder, several rifles, bayonets, swords, and some bottles of Greek fire. Serious Accident with Fire-arms.—Charles Steele, servant to Mr. Holbrook, of the Lawn, Syden- ham, was cleaning a six-barrelled revolver, on Monday, belonging to hia master, when, by some accident, he let it fell on the floor of the outhouse. The concus- sion caused two of the caps to explode, discharging the balls from the chambers, one of which lodged in his side. Surgical assistance; waa promptly obtained, and the ball extracted but the condition of the unfortc- nate maa is pronounced to be mast precarious. Professor Blackie has written an explanation with respect to his recent anti-shopkeeper speech at Cnpar. He says that be never memt to say shop- keeping was an inglorious thing. "Nothing could, be farther from my thoughts or from my habit of mind. I am a man of the people, my father was originally a weaver, and I am proud of the pedigree." What he intended to say was that there were certain easy shopkeeping virtues which are a very cheap affair compared with the heroism and generous self-sacrifice which a great national' law for independence has a tendency to produce. The money voted as an acknowledgment of the services of the Prussian misjiaters and generals was paid to them ca Christmas Eve, Count Bismarck received X75,000, and the Minister of War, General von Boon, General von Molfcko, General Herwarth von. Bittenfeld, General von, SteiEmetz^and General Vogel. yon Falkenstein, £ 30,000 each. account gives Bismarck £ 60,(100, and von Boon £ 45,009. Count Bismarck and General, van. Racn have already been beleagured by agents who have estates for sale. The King has also given each of the above-mentioned ministers and generals a very handsome vase, from the l'oyalporcelain manufactory. Women Skaters at Glasgow.-On Friday,, says th« Glasgow Daily Mail, Lochbu.rnie was crowded by great numbers, who appeared to enjoy themselves thoroughly in skating, curling, and the other exhila- rating exercises on, the ice. The young lady skaters have been daily on the increase, and seem to have got their iron shoes thoroughly under command. They glide along beautifully, while some of them may be seen, after the fashion of Russian and Canadian ladies, whirling in the waltz, or joining in some other dance. At night the loch became a very animated scene after whirling in the waltz, or joining in some other dance. At night the loch became a very animated scene after seen, after the fashion of Russian and Canadian ladies, whirling in the waltz, or joining in some other dance. At night the loch became a very animated scene after darkness, when a large torchlight prooession waa marshalled, and conducted with great success. At the there was a fine display of fireworks in honour of the ladies. Fatal Leap.—An inquest was recently held at the Fatal Leap.-A,- inquest was recently held at the London Hospital, on the body of Samuel Cams, aged 35 years. The deceased, a gentleman's servant, out of place, called at the Havdon-squara station of the London and North-Western Railway te. see a friend, and was accidentally locked up in the booking-office department. It would appear that he tried to get out by jumping from the wiadow-ledge of the booking- office window, being 10 feet distant, but in doing ao he jumped short, and fell on the pavement 20 feet below, sustaining fatal iajurios to tha head, The jury returned a. verdict of Accidental Death. Clerical Vacancies.-TIte rectory of West Deep- ing, in the diocese ot] Lincoln, has become vacant by the death, of the Rev,G0orgo Ganmog, M.A. It is worth £ 873 a. year, and is in the gift of the Lord Chancellor. The vicarage of Aveabory, Herefordshire, has become vacant by the preferment of the Rev. Jehu Shepherd, M.A. It is worth-^8100 a year, and is ia the gift of Mr. Jolia Freeman, ef Bromyard. The iacttth- bency of Holy Trinity Church, Dean Forest, has become vacant by the death of the Rev. Henry Geo-rge NiohoHs, M.A., formerly ef Trinity College, Cambridge, It is worth JB150 a, year, and is in the gift of the Crown. Dainty Seamen. On Monday, at the Hull Police-courts 21 seamen of the Foundling were brought up and charged with having refused to obey orders. On Saturday the men were instructed by the mate to do some ordinary duty, as cleaning the deck, and all refused. The men complained, is reply to the charge, that they had been ill fed, and had in consequence de- clined to work. The sole grievance seemed to be that cold dinner had been given them on one day, and that in consequence of some derangement of the cooking- stove. The magistrate endeavoured to reason with the men, but all declined to return on board, preferring imprisonment. Each of the 18 men wss committed for three months. The Christmas Ordinations.—Ordinations were held for 19 dioceses at Christmas, and 316 gentlemen have been admitted into Holy Orders. Of these there were—From Cambridge, 116; Oxford, 105; Trinity College, Dublin, 19; King's College, London, 16; St. Aidan's Theological College, Birkenhead, 13; St. Bees' Divinity College, Cumberland, 11; St. David's College, Lampeter, 7; Queen's College, Bir- mingham, 6; Literates, 6; Lichfield Theological College. 4; University of Durham, 4; University of London", 3; Chicheetes Theological College, 2; Church Missionary College, Islington, 1; Salisbury Theo- logical College, 1; London Divinity College, 1; Cud- dead on Theological Callege, 1. Seasonable Benevolence,—Oa New Year's Day the whole of the patients in the Consumption Hos- pital, Brotnptcn, were plentifully regaled with, cham- pagne, as they had been also on Christmas Day, Mr. Tod-He&tly having, with considerate kindness, for- warded no lees than 21 dozen of excellent champagne for the use of the inmates. The treat was very gratefully appreciated, and the patients drank to the health of the Queen, Mr. Tod- Heatly, and of the committee of management. This Christmas-tide another kind friend, Mr. Abel Smith, has contributed to the ersjoymefit of the Brampton invalids by a gift of 60 pheasants, in addition to many former accept. able presents of game. The bountiful supply of evergreens sent up, as usual, by the chairman, provided for the decoration of the chapel and the corridors (which had a very pretty appearance), besides affording cheering and interesting occupation to the patients. The various proofs of sympathy on the Part of these in the outer world which are thus oDstantly recarring cannot fail to touch the hearts of tbe poor sufferers at Brampton, and help them to bear their lot with patience and cheerfulness. Extraordinary Death from Poison. An inquest waa resumed in the Civy-road, on Monday, ion the body of Henry Pepler, aged 55 years, for | several years an 111-mte ot St. Lake's Workhouse, who expired on the 5th nit. Mr. Harris, the medioal officer of the workhouse, had given a certificate that the decease had died from digeae^of the kidneys, the result of natural,ea-ases; but the brother of deceased bad asked for an inquest* Iwoiu the statements now made by witnesses, it appeared that the deceased had been found., dead in 9, water-oloset at the workhouse, and that he had been unwell for same time before his death. Dr. Lethetoy,, who had made an analysis of the contenrts of de&aased's stomaah, distinctly said that death wam- the result of cyanide of potassium, ? about grains ofwMsfc remained ia fee stomach after death. Dr. Harris and other witnesses were called, but could throw no light on the circumstances of deceased having been poisoned. The jury, after some deliberation, returned a verdict of death from cyanide of potassium, adding that there was no evidence to prove how the poison was taken. Extensive Robberies at a Railway Station. -On Monday, a,t the Sheffield Town.hall Wm.Stones,, of VerdoE-street, a private watchman in the employ, of the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway Company, was charged with having oommitted aeries of robberies from the goods department at Station. The robheries were of the most extensive character, and had been going on for some time, and ultimately a watch was set, which resulted in the detection of the prisoner in the act of rifling a parcel of goods. His house was found to be stocked with stolen goods, and a large case which he had sent to Grimsby was packed with plunder. The prisoner, who pleaded guilty, was committed for trial. The Queen's Chaplains."—D?. Goalburn, by his promotion to the Deanery of Norwich, ceased (under recent regulations made by her Majesty through the Lord Chamberlain) to be one of the thirty-six "Chaplains in Ordinary to her Majesty." The Rev. William Henry Brookfield, M.A., Rector of Somerby, Lincolnshire, and Reader at the Rolla Chapel, one of the twelve Honorary Chaplains in Ordinary" since 1862, now succeeds to the chaplaincy lately held by Dr. Goulburn. The Rev. Stopford Augustus Brooke, M.A., of Trinity College, Dablin, late Embassy Chap- lain at Berlin, and iJOw Minister of St. James's Pro- prietary Chape!, York- street, St. James's-square^, has been appointed to the vacant Honorary Chaplaincy, Mr. Brooke is the author of The Life of Robertaon," in two volumes. Concealment of Birth.- On Monday an inquest respecting the death of an illegitimate child was con- cluded at Lower Homerton. It will be remembered that the body was found in a chimney, and that a domestic servant, named Mary Ann Shinn, was taken into custody on suspicion of having committed ehild murder. On Monday she waa taken before the coroner in custody, and seemed so afflicted by her position that it was necessary for a constable to hold her to the chair in which she was seated. After hear- ing the witnesses tho jury returned the following verdict: That the deceased child was found dead in a, ehimney from the mortal effects of a punctured wound in the neck iisfiicted by the mother accidentally." The coroner said that no doubt the prisoner would n-pw be oharged with the concealment of birth. In- spector Bywater said he would take her before the magistrate on_ that charge. The young woman was then removed in custody, screaming. Loss of a Hull Steamer.-On Friday, intelligence was received in Hull of the loss of the steamer Juno, Captain Storr, belonging to Messrs. Wilson, Sons, and Co., Hull. The telegram announcing the disaster was dated Dantsio, January 3, and it stated that the Juno, while on her voyage from that port to Antwerp, had been wrecked on Hela, about 50 milea from Dantsic. The vessel was fall of water, but the crew had all been rescues! The Juno was nearly a new vessel, having been built so recently as June, 1864, by Messrs. C. and W. Earle, of Hull. She was a very fine craft of 1,104 tons burden, and 120 horse-power. The Juno is the third vessel belonging to Messrs. Wilson and Co., which has been lost within about six. weeks. The first was the C'sio, which was lost while on a voyage from London to Dantsic, on the coast of Jutland; the naxt was the United Service, which was last heard of as having left the Seaw for Hull, on the 11th uit., and now tbe Juno. A Meeting of_Klines.—Ths Universal German Gazette thus describes the meeting of the King of Pcussia and the King of Saxony at Grossbmren:- "The Royal train stopped at the right side of a platform arranged for the occasion. King William walked quickly forward to meet King John, and said, Welcome, brother-in-law!' The latter, holding hia plumed hat in one hand, and with the other straight down by his side in quite a military attitude, said with a serious and deeply moved air, to the King, Your Majesty, I'—King William did not allow Mm to finish, but taking him by both hands, drew him near, exclaiming, No ceremony, brother-in-law!' and kissed him on both cheeks. They afterwards entered the Royal carriage arm-in-arm, followed by the Prince Royal, Albert;, who, with a profound bow, kissed tha hand of the King of Prussia." The Paris Dolls.-&t the well-known confec- 'I tioners of tha Rile de la Paix, Paris, there are just now some precious novelties, which keep groups of people stationed the whole day long before the windows, and attest the inventive faculties of the Parisian artists. These are two dolls, one representing. the city of Paris in festive costume, the other the Uni- versal Exhibition. The latter wears as a head-drees the tower of Ba.bel, with a. robe. of white satin of immense amplitude, ornamented with the emblazon- ments of all nations, the waist encircled with, numerous oriflsmmes. falling to the feet, inscribed with the emblems of art and manufactures, and with gold and silver medals profusely scattered over it. In other shops the dolls represent certain famous historical personages, chiefly, if not all, of the female sex. Fatal Ca3e of Scabbing.—On Siturday evening, at Govan, near Glasgow, an apprentice carpenter, named John Young, was fatally stabbed by some per- son or parsons at present unknown. The unfortunate man was found staggerieg about the streets in a state of intoricatioE. Being taken to a naighbonring house he slept for a couple of hours, and on awaking com- plained of being eick, when he was conveyed to his lodgihgs. On hie being put to bed it was discovered that he had sustained t°w> woimds in the abdomen, from which the intest.inea protracted. He could give no acocurt, of himself beyond the statement that he had met two men, one of whom struck him oia the nose. After lingering on till Monday afiernoon he died. The po-licoliave as yet discovered no clue to the perpetrators of the outrage. Emigration from Liverpool during 1866.- The total number øf emigrants who sailed from Liver- pool druing the year 1866 was, in ships under the Act, 106.757" of whom 36,145 were English, 3,047 Scotch, 46,697 Irish, and 20,870 foreigners. There were 110180 5,922 cabin passengers, whose nationalities were not. known, and 9,712 emigrants by short ships, making the grand total up to 122,393-an increase of 1,337 over the year 1865. The emigrants to the United States numbered 92,224; to Canada, 6,058; Nova Scotia, 634; New South Wales, 358; Queensland, 1,826; Victoria, 5,587. The returns show an m- creasing emigration to the Southern States of the Union, and to the West Coast of South America. Proposed Choral Festival in Exeter Ca- thedral.—A memorial bearing about 500 signatures of clergy and laity in the west of England has been presented to the Dean aixd Chapter of Exeter cathe- dral, praying for the uso of the noble edifice for a grand choral festival. The dean (Viscount Mid- dlemen) ia known as the protestant dean, and with the chapter, he has refused the prayer of this large body of ritualists. The memorialists made a very strong casse, viz., that meetings have been held in the cathedrals of Canterbury, York, Durham, Winchester, Ely, Hereford, Lichfield, Llandaff, Oxford, Petar. borough, and Salisbury, and in the, various churches in this and other dioceses, and have produced a marked improvement in the mode of conducting the musical portions of divine service. It is thought that a gathering in the cathedral would tend to the same effect in the diocese of Exeter, would improve and encourage parish choirs, would promote congrega- tional singing, and deepda the love with which the cathedral, as the mother church of the diocese, is regarded. The refusal of the dean and chapter has some significance. The Future of Turkey.—Writing in the Manchester Examiner and Times, Mr. Goldwin Smith says What will rise in the place of the Ttorkish empire we cannot clearly foresee. Probably it will be not a single nation but a group of nations; but, in either case the people will bo a people holding the doctrines and conforming to the institutions of 1 Christianity, not of Islam. It will be a people living in Christian marriagei not in polygamy; regarding woman as the equal, not as the property of man; j abjuring siavery; believing, as members of a universal Church, in the community of man; pervaded by the ideas Mid influences, not of Mahometan barbarism, but of Christian, civilisation. Long, no doubt, and | steep, will be the re-ascent from the depth of degrada- tion in which the subjects of Turkey have been ly ing, for so many centuries; and many wiH be th» slavish vices that will cleave after emancipation to tbe slave, i But nevertheless new nations will be born into the world, with hopes for themselves and hopes for the community of mankind. Burning an Infant on a Kitchen Fire.-At I Bril3tol, on Monday, a carpenter, named1 Joseph, Fleming, was charged with wilfully placing his child, four months old, on a kitchen fire, with intent to do it grievous bodily harm. A constable said he went in search of the prisoner, who, as soon as he saw him, ran away. He had a poker in his hand. Before he got up to him the prisoner appeared as if he was about to make a blow at him. He (witness) jumped at him and secured him by the collar. He charged him with putting the child on the fire and burning it. The prisoner replied, "I would put thee on the fixe and burn thee if I was strong enough." Witness cautioned him that what he said might be given in evidence against him. The prisoner then said, "I have done it, and I could not help it; and I shall make stiffeaers of some more of them before it's over." The prisoner had been drinking, but he knew wha.t he was doing. The child, it was stated, was badly burned in the neck. The bench sentenced the accused to six months' imprisonment with hard labour. King George and the Hanoverian Army.— Lieutenant-General von Arentgchild announces that he has received the following from the ex-King of Hanover, in which his Majesty releases the officers and men of his army from their oaths of allegiance:- Heitzing, Dec. 24,1866.—I decree herewith that all my officers, army offiaials, sub-officers, bandsmen, and soldiers who wish for their discharge on account of their private affairs, shall receive the same. I desire, therefore, you will make known in a suitable manner— 1. Every officer and army official who sends in a petition for discharge shall receive that discharge from you in my name. 2. You may likewise discharge in my name such sab-offieere, corporals, bandsmen, and soldiers as wish for their dismissal. The method I leave to yon.-I emin, my dear lieutenant-general, your well affected, GEORGE REX, Witness to his Majesty's signature, G. DAMMERS, colonel and adju- bnt.genel'al." In accordance with this permission, General von Arentsohild has issued a notice to all officers and officials belonging to the lata Hanoverian army, that he is ready to release them. from their oaths of allegiance to King George, upon their sending in petitions to that effect. Non-commissioned officers, bandsmen, and rank and file have to apply for the game purpose to their regimental commanders, who are, empowered to give them their discharges. Fort Glasgow. Within the last few days cholera, in a very virulent form, has made its appear- ance in Port Glasgow, on the Clyde, after having been absent for several weeks from the entire district. In the family of a carpenter, named Gillon, residing in a wretched hovel, there have been, no fewer than six deaths, the only survivor being one of the children. A number of other persons have died, including the undertaker who buried the Gillons, after an illness of only seven hours. The town has naturally been thrown into a state of excitement, and every effort is being put forth to stay the disease. An inspector of nuisances has been appointed, a drill-hall being con- verted into s. hospital, and the necessary nurses engaged in Glasgow. Several parts of the town are notoriously in a decidedly filthy condition.