[The following appeared in our Second Edition last week, published in the afternoon of Friday :—] CARMARTHENSHIRE ELECTION. The election of a Parliamentary representative for this county, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the lamented death of Mr. Saunders Davies, took place on Friday (this day) at Llandilo. On account of the resignation of Mr. Lloyd Davies the proceedings were divested of the interest and excitement of a contested election. It is, however, gratifying that the county has been spared the unpleasant- ness of a contest by the almost unanimous declaration of the electors in favour of Mr. Pugh, who was chosen, not by any party, but by the constituents as a body, without any reference to political distinctions. This is a remarkable fact pregnant with meaning for it was not only the yeomanry of the county who supported him, but gentlemen of great affluence and who occupy an influential position- gentlemen who used to rally round different political standards. The independence, the ackowledged abilities, the honesty of purpose, and the liberal tendencies of Mr. Pugh, pointed him out as pre-eminently qualified for the honour which has been conferred upon him by an overwhelming majority of the constituency. So favourably was he received and so universally supported that it has been stated by many competent to judge that he would have received twenty votes to one over any other candidate. It was naturally expected that a gentleman so popular would be greeted to-day by a large number of electors anxious for any demonstration of their feelings towards him, and although the proceedings were strictly formal there was a very large attendance including the most influential voters in the County, who seemed to vie with each other in according Mr. Pugh a hearty reception. The shops of the town were all closed and business gener- ally suspended, so that the inhabitants turned out en masse. A band of music paraded the streets and the bells of the parish Church pealed merrily. Triumphal arches of ever- greens and flowers spanned the principal thoroughfares, and the whole place put on a gay and festive appearance. The ever-greea arch near the Town Hall was tastefully got up, and in the centre wreathed with flowers were the words "Pugh; the right man in the right place." Near the Cawdor Arms a banner was suspended in the middle of the street bearing the following inscription:—" A fact for the Electors. When an Independent course is pursued it ultimately succeeds: Witness, Pugh is in, Lloyd Davie Ia is out." This inscription was festooned with flowers and underneath was a device in evergreens and Itrilliantooloured dowers resembling a crown. There was another arch of some artistic pretensions, a little beyond the Castle Hotel. About a quarter before ten Mr. Pugh, accompanied by a large number of his friends and supporters in carriages and on horseback, arrived at the Town Hall amid the voci- ferous cheering of the populace. At ten o'clock the High Sheriff, C, Morgan, Esq., Alltygog, with his deputy, F. Green, Esq., solicitor, entered the room, which was literally thronged, many being unable to gain a hearing. In the assembly there was a number of fashionably attired ladies, in- cluding Mrs. Jones, of Pantglas, who manifested a lively interest in the nomination. The writ having been read, and the other forms ob- served, The High Sheriff rose and said,- We are assembled to eleel a knight of the shire to fill the vacancy caused by the decease of our friend Mr. Lloyd Davies. (Loud laughter.) mean Mr. Saunders Davies. Has any one a candidate to propose ? Mr. W. R. H. Powell, Maesgwyn (who was heartily cheered), said,—A very brief spaoe of time has elapsed since we assembled in this Hall for the purpose of re-electing a gentleman to represent this county in Parliament, whose sudden death is deplored by every one. (Hear, hear.) In public and private life Mr. Saunders Davies was alike be- loved and respected by all. That liberal heart—so generous —so just, endeared him to all as a Member of Parliament, a neighbour, and a friend. (Loud applause.) His memory is engraven on the hearts of the county, and it will long live in the affections of the people. (Hear, hear.) We are now met to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of our friend. It is with great reluctance that I stand thus prominently forward, as I feel sure there are very many others more competent to the duty, and who could perform it more to your satisfaction. (Loud cries of "No, no.") But as I was one of the deputation who waited upon Mr. Pugh to induce him to come forward as a candidate, under the impression that it was the wish of a large majority of the electors, which subsequent events have borne out, I was urged to complete the task to- day in the nomination of Mr. Pugh. (Vociferous cheering.) It is, therefore, my pleasing duty to propose in every respect a worthy successor of Mr. SauiideTs Davies (cheers), our late lamented representative. Mr. Pugh a high cha- raoter and attainments need no eulogium from m e. His career in public and in private life is before us. He has always lived amongst us, and we know his worth (Cheers). As Chairman of Quarter Sessions for many years, he ever pursued a clear, atraight-forwar d, and independent course- secured the respect and merited the approbation of us all (Applause). For his private worth I may refer to the regard and esteem evinced for him in this neighbourhood where he resides to the county at large, and to the feel- ings displayed here to-day (Loud Cheers). For his poli- tical views I refer you to his full, manly, and feeling ad- dress (Hear, hear). He is ready to go for reform and improvement where necessary (Loud applause). His connection with the landed interest of the county, and his high attainments point him out as the fittest man to represent us in Parliament. I can truly say from my heart that the Jionour conferred upon him—the trust reposed in hish-n-is- will never be tarnished, while in his keeping. It is, therefore, with much pleasure that I nominate Mr. David Pugh, of Manorabon, as a fit and proper person to represent the county of Carmarthen in the Commons House of Parliament (Long continued cheers). Major Lewes, of Clynfiew, who was loudly cheered said, I rise to second the nomination of Mr. David Pugh to represent this important County in Parliament, and in doing 90 I am sure you will permit me to allude to the cause of our meeting here to-day, as I was one of the nearest neighbours of our late much lamented representa- tive, Mr. Stmoders Davies, (hear,"bear,) to whose memory I willingly pay every tribute of respect. I had many opportunities of knowing his worth, and I most confidently assert in, the. presence of you all, who knew him well, that he not only adorned the public station he filled, but in private life his uniform kindness and courtesy secured him the est^|n and respect of every man. I may say that in private life he was beloved by every one. (Applause.) In speaking of Mr. Pugh's quali6eations for the duties to which 'he is nominated I feel I should be un- 1. necessarily taking up the time of the .meeting,, and I shall not therefore enlarge upon his peculiar fitness to represent this county in Parliament. As Chairman of the Quarter Sessions he gave unqualified satisfaction and won the esteem and respect of the whole County. (Cheer.) I am sure that in returning him to-day to represent this County we stall put the right man Jn the right place, and I now second the nomination. (Long continued applause.) The High Sheriff then put the usual question three times' and there befog; no other candidate he declared Mr. Pugh duly qleete Mr. Pugh (who was evidently labouring under con- siderable emotion, and who was voiiferously cheered) aikkT,— ?' It now becomes my duty to return thanks to the great constituency Ji^is: countyt wj^o ,with_ unparalleled unani- mity have made me their repreientative. (Applause.) I am fuHy aware of the responsibility which 8éh- unanimity enW 'Is on the o?4ect of its choice I miglit' falter w hen I en CUl }¥ ojcL!> 1 cnoice i I lglíf ,fa.te woen I eootemptat? thp dtv?rmty of interests committed to my charge I might despair of being the apt representative of opiniODs as thepal asunder; but, suppmted as I am by the generous spirits who when a contest was imminent came forward to uphold me, I Will neither despair nor falter, because I perfectly comprehend the position in which I stand bfi*, and I know the conditions on which lta;"e been supported. (Loud cheers.) Many .faave ënlea among my friends who know little of my opinions, who beli^rje tj f°$principles-r-as fa^ a6 tjaey kqw theff-Mdiffer from their *4iW; yat tftey' gftW' Ae eHsfltt" far #A PUPM, for rectitude of iatetttion, sod » wiab to Moor tax the public good, and under this standard I have conquered. (Applause.) I indulge the hope that, when I return here, not one of the magnificent array which befriends me on this occasion will be able to say that I have betrayed him In the position in which I stand, far from being dismayed, I see only an additional incentive to labour as far as possi- ble for the good of the country. And the situation is mere congenial to my feelings in this respect, that I have never had any sympathy with that violent party spirit— happily more rife in other days than in our own—(ap- plause)—which seeks to array a whole people in two opposite and hostile camps, each regarding the other as containing the enemies of their country. (Cheers.) I have ever been an admirer of those great Ministers, whatever age or country they have adorned, who, traduced and;vilified though they were in their day, are:now acknowledged to have had no other end in view than the glory of their country-are now discovered, when it is too late, to have been distin- guished by no bigotted adherence to ancient institutions on the one hand, no love of revolutionary principles on the other. (Applause.) They failed in their .beneficent endea- vours to extinguish party spirit and promote a combination of good men for the service of the State their noble hearts were wrung with the thought of the extinction of their hopes, only because they were in advance of the age in which they lived because they occupied the heights which those around them were unable to ascend. (Hear, bear.) They would have rejoiced to see these days, in which a milder and more humane policy prevails. For how light are the shades, how faint the lines which now separate the two great parties in the state. (Cheers.) The indistinctness of the boundary almost tempts us to exclaim, Where shall wisdom be found ? (Applause.) These are the circum- stances which induce me to believe that I shall be able to give satisfaction to my supporters. Their generous and unsuspecting confidence forbids me to doubt it. Once more I thank thein; especially the fairer portion that have exerted themselves in my behalf and thoso who are now assembled within these walls. (Hear, hear.) A word on him whom we have lost. Only some weeks, some little weeks ago he lamented in this place that he was unable to take a part in the debates of the House of Csmmons. The applause of listening Senates to command, And read their history in a nation's eyes, is the lot of the Highly favoured, highly gifted few alone but a purer & more upright spirit than his never awoke, with impassioned eloquence, the echoes of the House of Com- mons. (Applause.) He has quitted the stormy scenes of political life on which I am now about to enter. He is gone to his reward. May we who are left behind him emulate his vittues, and be respected and beloved as he was (Long continued cheering.) A vote of thanks was accorded the High Sheriff, on the motion of Mr. Pngh, seconded by Mr. Powell, for his able, impartial, and handsome conduct in the chair." The High Sheriff having acknowledged the compliment, the proceedings terminated.
BRECONSHIRE. COMMITTALS TO BRECON COUNTY GAOL. By David Thomas, Esq., (mayor), and Joseph Joseph, Esq. John Price, labourer, to 11 days imprisonment, in default of a fine of £ 1 and 10s. 6d. costs, inflicted for assaulting David Williams in the borough of Brecon.—By Walter Maybery, Esq., Benjamin Powell, miller, to one calendar month's imprisonment, in defanlt of a fine of X2 and 10s. for costs, inflicted for assaulting Evart Jones, constable, in the borough of Brecon. John Rumsey, labourer, to three calendar months hard labour, convicted for having violently assaulted his wife, in the borough of Brecon. John Harris, spinner, to one calendar month's hard labour, summarily convicted of having stolen a waistcoast, the property of John Hamer, in the borough of Brecon.—By P. Parry de Winton, Esq., John Evans, for trial at the sessions, charged with having at the parish of Devynnock stolen one half sove- reign, the property of David Conville.-By Martyn John Roberts and A. It. Gabell, Esqrs., John Tilling, shepherd, to one calendar month's imprisonment, summarily cenvicted of having at the parish of Crickhowell, stolen two fleeces of wool, the property of Sir Joseph Bailey Bart, M.P. Wm. Howells, labourer, to two calendar months hard labour, convicted of having diserted his wife and children, whereby they became chargeable to the parish of Llangattock.—By the Honourable Walter Devereux and Rev. B. Lister Venables, Eliza Price to ten days hard labour, summarily convieted of having stolen eight ounces of butter, the pro- perty of Thomas Ferris, grocer, in the parish of Hay. Caroline Price, huckster, for trial at the sessions, charged with stealing at the parish of Glasbury, 17 lbs. weight of wool, the property of Joseph Lewis. BRaçox PETTY SEssio.Ns.-Thue sessions were held on Monday last, before Walter Maybery and Joseph Joseph, E Trs. Benjamin Powell alias Ben Pig was charged by P.C. Jones with being drunk and disorderly on Saturday last. Jon.,s took him into custody, when he became very violent.—Mr. Maybery observed that, as the defendant had many times been fined for drunkenness, he should on this occasion try some other mode of sobering him. Ordered to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for 14 days.-John liumsey was brought up by P.C. Jones, charged with ill- using and beating his wife, Ann Rumsey, upon being sworn, said-On Saturday night last her husband (the pri- soner) came home and asked for supper, which was not quite ready, but she was cooking some bacon for him. He said he would not have bacon, but would have some veal. Witness said he could not have it. He then struck her with a con- stable's stick, and afterwards caught her by the throat and nearly choked her. Mr. Maybery said it was a most cowardly act on the part of Rumsey, and such conduct could not be tolerated—it was a most disgraceful thing for hus- bands to beat their wives—and, by way of caution to others, he should commit Rumsey for three months with hard labour.—John Harries was charged by John Harmer, tailoc, with stealing a waistcoat. Prosecutor, having, been sworn, said be lodged with a Mrs. Lewis, in the Struet. On Thurs- day night last, about 12 o'clock, the psisoner came to the house for a night's lodging; he was quite drunk, and slept in the same room as prosecutor, who saw the waistcoat about 12 o'clock—it was on the bed Prisonor left the next morn- ing about five o'clock, and he missed the waisteoat about half-past five. He dressed himself and went out to look for the prisoner about the town, but could Dot find him, and gave information to P. C. Jones of the loss, and a description of the prisoner. About half-past five o'clock on the same evening hel found the* prisoner tipsy, at the Woolpaoklnn. He searched him, and found the waistcoat in his but. P.C. Jones deposed that on Thursday last the prosecutor informed him that the prisoner had stolen his waistcoat. He was on the look for him on the same evening. About six o'clock the prosecutor brought the waistcoat to him, and said the prisoner was at the Woolpack Inn. Wit- ness went there and took him into custody he was tipsy. The. prisoner admitted he was guilty of stealing the waist- coat. Mr. Maybery asked the prisoner whether he would rather be tried by them. then, or be sent to the Quarter Sessions. Prisoner said he would prefer being tried and sentenced at once. Sentenced to one month's hard labour. BRECON. On Monday evening last Llanfaes, in this borough, was in a considerable state of excitement, in con- sequence of several families having determined to bid fare- well to, Gwyllt Walia," and seek their fortunes in the antipodes. Many of the inhabitants of this town have recently emigrated to Australia and America, and there are others who intend, within a few weeks, leaving their homes for the former country. -vu"
NEATH PETTY SESSIONS. H.-1J I* -• 1 M.' On Friday, before Howel Gwyn, N. V. E. Yaughan, Richard Hall, and F. E. Lloyd, Esqrs., and the Rev. D. H. Griffith. Catherine Jones, British Lion public house, Cwmavon, was charged with harbouring a police constable.' P.S. James Cecil proved missing P.C. Thomas Phillips from his duty on Saturday night and finding him in defendant's house, quite drunk, with a pint containing beer before him. P.C. John Rowe and Superintendent Wright deposed to other facts necessary to complete the case. Defendant said that she did not think it was any harm to give a policeman a pint,of beer .at any time. She thought they would ..know their duty better than to If ad her wrong. The Bench inflicted a fine of 925a 6d, and 14s 6d costs. William Williams, joiner, summoned John Davies for non-payment of- 22s, wages due. Order made for payment of 19s, and 10s costs. Jol^.Barrj, labourer, summoned Jacob Davies for non- payment of 43 138. 9d, wages due. Order for payment of costs. Y,3 7,0. 5dE., vans was charged with having assaulted Eliza- j637<.5db.?va&nna dw6?a.s 9d eharged with having &saaulted Eliza- David beth, Peters. Complainant said she was a married woman-lining Brifonferry, where defendant kept the Crown public hpuse. On th^ evening of the 28th, when she went to, pat, a jar beneath the shoot to catch some rain watery defendant, whose house adjoined, swore at and threatened her, Henext struck her. She defended herself with her crutpbi.which laid boid qf and flung away, and. then ftrufj^ her in the stomach. She waa in, a fit ,for a quarter-of an hour afterwards, and had been ill ever since. Defendant's statement wa& that because he. had asked com- plainant ..el. whiQ;b' ,ije owed, him, she had been trying t# injure hiro. He bad ,forbidden, her to. come on. his premises for water, and when she came on?the evening p question he told her she should have none. She lifted her crutch to strike hirn, but the blow took effect' on his wife's elbow. He then pushed her away, but did not strike her. Ordered tu pay costs, 9s gd. Jennet Williams applied for sureties of the peace against Ann Jenkins, her next door neighbour at Britonferry. The Bench declined to grant the application, but ordered the costs to be. divided. Margaret Callabin and Mary Duffy wejre charged 'with having assaulted Mary Brya; and Malgaret CallahiH charged Mary Bryan with assaulting ,her. They were all charge d Mary Bryan with assaulting ner They were all Irishwomen living at Britonferty. Both cases arose out of a depute which took place on Sunday night, in the course of which some of the women very much abused each other. The first case was dismissed, In the second case the defendant was fined is. apd 13s. 'jJ. costs, which with the costs in the former case amounted toa total-of lOs. which Mr». Bryan paid. The extent of loquaciousness which the hearing of the case eliolled from the respective parties was astounding. • Joijea. collier, was p¥g,é4 with stabbitijcf.Riehaftl 8:tnlem to d6 H!m gf^ivous bodily Layfn. Ml, Cutbbtrtsoa appeared to prosecute. Complainant said that he was a labourer living at Rheola Gate, Cwmneath. On Wednesday evening, between five and six o'clock, he met the prisoner, whom he had not previously known. On seeing him, prisoner began to stnp off his clothes. Complainant told him that he had made a mistake, as he was not a fighting man. Prisoner said he would give him a good beating, and complainant then went for a policeman. Prisoner followed and caught hold of complainant round the waist, but the latter threw him down. He then got complainant's finger in his mouth, and bit it as hard as he could. As he refused to let go, complainant struck him three blows on the head; but as this proved ineffectual to release his finger, he took hold of prisoner's stick and struck him twice on the head. This caused him to cry out "Oh!" and the ejaculation gave complainant an opportunity for pulling away his finger Prisoner then rushed at him with an open clasp knife, but was received with a blow on the head with the stick. lie, however, managed to reach complainant, and the knife cut his trowsers and penetrated the skin of his right thigh. He thought the blow was aimed at his bowels. Prisoner then got complainant down, and in the struggle tried three times to get the knife to his throat. Complainant cried out, Oh, my poor wife and children, I shall be murdered Don't murder me, you'll be hung." He then succeeded in getting the prisoner undermost, and cried out, Murder, murder A number of people came from the village of Pen- treclwyde, and when he saw them the prisoner shut his knife. While they were struggling, prisoner made two other at- tempts to stab complainant, but as he had on a pair of thick molrskin trowsers, the knife only penetrated the skin. One of these wounds was on his left thigh, and the other on his left side. The trowsers, which were produced, bore marks corresponding with complainant's statement. His smock- frock and drawers, bearing traces of blood, were also produced. In answer to the prisoner, complainant denied having said when they met, "You are the man I've been wanting to meet this long time." He denied doing anything to provoke the assault. Mr. Franklen George Evans, surgeon, described the in- juries he found the prosecutor to have received, and deposed to having examined the clothes and the knife. The knife was such an instrument as was likely to have produced the injuries. Eleanor Lewis deposed to hearing the cries of murder, which induced her to go to the spot, where she saw the two men on the ground, P.C. Jas. Davies said that he apprehended the prisoner on Wednesday evening at the Rock public house, Glyn-neath. When told him the charge,prisoner said it was Richard Smith who used the knife, and at the same time pointed to his shoulder, where his coat was torn, but it did not appear to have been cut. He also showed his cap, which was torn in some places. Witness asked him if he had a knife, and prisoner pulled from his pocket that which was now pro- duced. He said, "This is my knife. I always carry it with me to eat my bread and cheese in the works, and every one in the works knows it is my knife." I Complainant, being re-called, said that he believed the knife produced was that with which he was attacked. He had a knife of his own in his pocket, but did not take it out during the struggle. Prisoner in his defence said that it was the complainant's knife he had in his hand. He-got hold of it somehow be- tween them and shut it. He was "dead" on the prouod for some time, and when he came to himself he found the knife between them somehow. He was then committed for trial at the Assizes, and the Bench refused to accept bail.
MERTHER POLICE COUItT.-On Saturday the only case before the Bench was the granting of a license to a Mormon preacher, and an application for an order of affiliatioll.-Oll Monday, June loth, before J. C. Fowler and D. Evans, Esqrs-Thomas Evans, Dowlais, was fined 5s. for drunken- ness. Ann Williams, wife of Edward Williams, was J charged with assaulting Edward Cushion, a collier, about 15 years ofage. The parties lived at Caeharria, Dowlais. The complainant was tipsy & interfered with the defendant's boy about 7 years of age, and wished to take his marbles from him. The boy Tan home, and complainant followed him, and some scuffling ensued. The complainant then went away, and on his passing defendant's house shortly afterwards she struck him across the shoulders with a walking stick. Another scuffle eastted in which several of the neighbours joined but,. managed to strike him two more blows with the stickv She was fined 5s. and 10s. 6d. costs. The defendant was also charged with striking a child apparently about ten or twelve months old. While the defendant was scuffling with the others, the complain- ant's aunt with a child in her arms went and pushed or struck her on the back, when defendant swung the stick over her shoulders to strike her and struck the baby. The ahilrl was greatly injured and for two or three days its life was dispaired of. The bench thought that the defendant under the circumstances, would have been justified in striking the woman, and that striking the child was a pure accident, and the summons in this case must be dismissed. Defendant said she was very sorry for xvh4 had happened, and was willing to offer any compensation in her power The Bench told her she ought to act handsomely in the matter, although the woman was greatly to be blamed for taking part in a scuffile with a child in her arms. An idle vagabond named Thomas Davies, was charged with stealing a silk pocket hankerchief, the property of John I Davies. The prosecutor and prisoner were at the Beehive, the former went out the back way leaving his hat on the table. On his return the handkerchief had been taken from his hat and the prisoner was gone. The prisoner afterwards gave the handkerchief to his sister in exchange for another. Prosecutor had left to see his daughter and the prisoner was remanded. An idle fellow, named Heury Evans, residing with some girls at China, was charged with assaulting Rath Jones. The complainant was talking to a person at Ponty- storehouse, when Mary Jones came and asked her to come in. The prisoner who was present struck Mary Jones with his fist when Ruth interfered, when he struck her also, and also kicked her on the head, lacerating the scalp and inflic- ting a wound about H inches in length and about half an inch in depth. It bled profusely. The prisoner when called upon pleaded that he was drunk at the time, & was commit- ted for six months' hard labour. W. Queency, a second-hand puddler, was charged with leaving work at Penydarren without giving the usual notice, having working two turns and four charges. Thomas Phillips, the overman, said he bad ascertained that the defendant was about all day afterwards drinking at various public houses. Committed for 14 days' hard labour, and it was ordered that he lorfeit 5s. of the wages due to him, and costs, and that there be an abatement of his wages for the time he is in gaol to the amount of 40s. Wm. Davies was charged with stealing a flannel shirt, the property of Thomas Jones, smith, George town. The prisoner had lodged at the prosecutor's three weeks without paying for his lodgings, and stole the shirt and pawned it at Dowlais for 2s. lOd. Committed for three months' hard labour. SHIPPING TRADE OF CAHDIFF.—Both the East and West Bute Doeks at Cardiff at the present time are crowded with shiping and for several days there has not been a single English vessel among the number—a fact which shows the extending foreign trade of Cardiff. The roads at Penarth have been crowded with hundreds of vessels riding at anchor, waiting their turn to enter and load; and at one time no fewer than 200 vessels were berthed at the dock office. The extension of the Eastern Docks is rapidly approaching com- pletion. Even the Glamorganshire Canal is crowded with small coasters. Several importations of Spanish cattle have taken place, which have been sold at from £ 12. to £ 16. per head, and ready sales were effected. The coal trade of the port is rapidly increasing, the exports for the past month having been very large. EXCITING SCENE. -A sailor who had been stabbed in Car- diff, not being likely to recover, his dying depositions were taken. When the suspected offender, an Italian, was introduced for the purpose of identification, the apparent- ly dying man started from his recumbent position as if elec- trified, his features in an instant became contorted, and his muscles worked convulsively from the intensity of his feel- ings. His voice, which heitherto was low and broken,now became suddenly loud, and he shouted forth,"Oh, you b y scoundrel —you b-y wretch! you have killed me! I know you. He had white buttons to his coat. That is the man." The wounded man then became dreadfully convulsed, and as he glared upon the prisoner the perspira- tion broke copiously out from his face. So terrible was the scene that the gentleman who was present in an official capa- city fainted.
SOCITEY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GospEL IN FOREIGN PARTS.—On Tuesday afternoon the 156th anni- versary of this society was celebrated by divine service with a full choir at St. Paul's. The Bishop of Winchester represented the Archbishop of Canterbury, the president of the society, who had to attend at Buckingham Palace to baptize the young Princess Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore. The Bishop of Winchester was accompanied by the Bishops of Manchester, St. Asaph, Sodor, and, Man, the Dean of St. Pauls, and a large number of the clergy, There was a vast congregation, many of whom were ladies. The Lord Mayor and the Sheriffs, Messrs. Mechi and Keats, arrived at the cathedral in state. After anthems had been sung by the full choir, and prayers and lessons had been read, the Bishop of Salisbury preached a sermon frem the 6th verse of the 22d chapter of Joshua,—"So Joshua blessed them and sent them away." In the course of his discourse the Bishop ad-verted in eloquent terms to the valiant and enterprising spirit which had induced mission- aries to go to foreign lands to preach the Gospel, and to the success which had attended their valuable labours under all kinds of discouragement. Our church, he said, was pros- pering in the colonies. The reports from India were more and more cheering year after year. Africa, too, afforded evidence of the ministration of the Word and the Sacra- rneuti;, In the concluding portion of his sermon the Bi- shop said that our missions were giving back to us more than they received. If any one asked whether such an association as the one he was then speaking of deserved support, he would advise them to seek their answer from the colonies, from India, and, above all, from Amcrica. But it was an almost universal concession that therd never yet had been a more faithful helper in the mission field than that noble association which was incorporated by charter on that-very day of the month, A.D. 1701. After an earnest appeal to the congregation to contribute largely to the funds of the socibty, the Itight Rev. Prelate ob- served that the iircteased support of the foreign missions of the ehurch would be an earnest of increased and increasing zeal for the saltation of our brethren at home. The service concluded by Handel's anthem of Hallelujah. THE LATE DOUGLAS JBRROLD.—The remains of the late Douglas Jerrold were interred at Norwood Cemetery on Sunday. The arrangemeftts were unostentatious, but every mark of respect was paicL to tti e deceased.. Three mourning coaches followed the; bearse. There were present, in addition to the members of the family of the aecased, Mr. C. Dickens, Mr. M. M-ilnes, M.P., Sir J. Paxton, M.P., Mr. J. Forester, Mr. H. Dixon, Mr. U. Knight, Mr. W. M r J. Forester9 i r;R-araee :LNi gtybew,lvlr B.?Vebster,Nlr. I'M. Thackeray, Mr; Horace Mayhew, Mr. B. Webster, Mr. j Wilson, Dr. Quiu, &c. The funeral service was read in I an impressive manner by the Rev. Mr. Hugo, an old friend of the deceased, and a large concourse of people assembled to witness the ceremony and pay a tribute to the memory of thedeceased. The plate on the coffin bore the inscription, "Douglas.?ViUi?m Jerrold, Esq., died the 8th of June, 1S37 Douglas. ? 11 Various performances are announced to take place in remembrance of this distinguished writer "nù f for the beuidt of his family.
BRISTOL COURT OF BANKRUPTCY. I On Thursday, before Mr. Commissioner Hill: Re Thomas Jones, Abcravon and Cwmavongrocer and general ,,hopkecl)et-. -Proofs amounting to 1599 19s. Id. were put in by Afessrs, R. and W. Leonard, solicitors, of Bristol, by whom the choice of assignees was carried. A privete examination of the bankrupt was taken for the purpose of eliciting information to assist the assignees in an action about to be brought against a creditor by whom an execution was levied shortly before the bankruptcy. Me William Henry Smith, Swansea, b*Jiiemal-er.—The bankrupt is better known as a barrister of the South Wales circuit. At the sitting for the choice of assignees, debts amounting to £.j227 were admitted to proof, and Mr. Eli James, of Swansea, was elected trade assignee. The choice was carried by Mr. Taddy, solicitor, Bristol. On the application of Mr. Clifton, who appeared for the bankrupt, an allowance of ,Cl per week, subject to the prior charges on the estate, was made. On Friday, before Mr. Commissioner Hill: Me Sara 16 Roach, JIertltyr, carrier and grocer,—The bankrupt came up on her adjourned last examination. The balance-sheet extends over a period of rather more than one year and five months, commencing at the date of the bank- rupt's husband's death, with an estimated capital of £ S>00. The debts owing to creditors unsecured are XS02 12s. 9d., and there is a mortgage creditor for £ 2i0. The gross pro- fits are set down at E2176 17s. 2d., and the trade expenses at £2125 7a. fid., leaving a net profit of £ 51 9s. 8d. The losses are £ 647 3s. Id., and the private expenses of the bank- rupt, sister, five children, and servant (including funeral expenses of her late husband, (£40), X,340, or about £216 per annum. The assets are estimated to realise X305 15s. 6d. The causes of the bankruptcy are stated by the official as- signee, Mr. Acraman, to be the small profits made, and the amount of bad debts. Mr. W. Beva-n, for the assignee, offered ho opposition, and the bankrupt passed. lie John Hooper Davies, jun., Britlgend. grocer.-This was also an adjourned last examination meeting. The ba- lance sheet comprises a period of rather more than thirteen months, and commences without capital, except some fur- niture, of the estimated value of £20. The debts owing to creditors are wholly unsecured, and amount to £ 1080 4s. The gross profits are £ 111 3s, 3d and the trade expenses j6203 4s. 9d.. showing a loss on the trade alone of £ 92s. Is. 6d., in addition to private expenses, £ 118 Gs. 3d. The debtors returned as good are £174 17s. 5d. the property taken, or taken by the assignees, C244 3s. lOd.; the losses, JE61 Is. 6d.; and the deficiency, L389 2s, Id. The causes of this bankruptcy are obvious. The bankrupt passed his last examination, Mr. Livett, for the assignees, reserving any opposition for the certificate meeting. On Monday last, before Mr. Commissioner Hill: lie George Worrall Jones—Refusal of Certiifcate.—The bankrupt carried on business as a banker at Crickhowell, Breconshire, and stopped payment in May, 1856. The allowance of his certificate was opposed by Mr, Edlin, of the Western Circuit (instructed by Messrs. W. Bevan and Girling, of Bristol), on behalf of the assignees on general grounds, and also on the art of four creditors, on the specific ground that the bankrupt had fraudulently represented his bank to them as a branch of the Brecon Old Bank of Messrs. Wilkins and Co. Mr. Piideaux (instructed hy Mr. J. G. Price, of Abergavenny) supported the bank- ljupt. The arguments of counsel and the examination of wit- nesses occupie d the Court two days, and this day his Honour delivered the following judgment, which embraces all the material points of the case :— In the year 1834 the bankrupt became the proprietor of the Crickhowell Bank, succeeding a person named Gratrex. He does not appear to have been possessed of capital, but traded on a loan of £ 5,000 from Messrs. Wilkins and Co., of the Brecon Old Bank. This loan was made on condition that the bankrupt should pay interest at four per cent., should circulate no local notes but those of the Brecon Old Bank, should cash checks drawn on the Brecon Old Bank without charging any commission, and should gra- tuitously receive deposits for the Brecon Bank made by its customers at Crickhowell. After trial the bankrupt, find- ing thnt with so small a capital he could not carry on his business, a new arrangement was effected with the Brecon Bank, by which further advances were to be made from time to time, no limit appearing to be fixed between the parties. For these he was in like manner to pay four per cent., but in consideration of his services the interest on the first loan was reduced from four to two and a-half per cent. On this footing the bankrupt carried on his concern up to the time of his bankruptcy, in May, 1856. During this long period of 22 years the bankrupt never once ascer- tained the state of his affairs. By the investigation which has been made since his bankruptcy for the purpose of preparing his balance-sheet, which commences with the 1st of January, 1850, it appears that he was at that time insol- vent to the extent of XI,500, even estimating the debts owing to him at their full amount Probably if a due valuation of these assets rould be made it would appear that his deficit was far greater. The same supineness which prevented him from ascertaining his own position led him to keep the passbooks of his customers in arrear, and this again induced him to refrain from pressing such among them as were his debtors for payment, so that the surnB owing to him as they stand in his book will be ruinously diminished in their rcalization-debts always diminishing in value in proportion to the delay with which they Are collected. In process of time the Brecon Bank became un- easy at the swelling amount of their advances to the bank- rnpt, which had reached the sum of £ 11,000. Whatever security the bankrupt had it in his power to offer had long been given. His assets (with the exception of furniture and plate, and other property, amounting altogether to somewhat less than £ 650) consisted entirely of debts due to him for advances made to his various customers. On the 21st of February, 18,56, the Brecon Bank dishonoured one of his checks. From that moment it became absolutely impossinle for him to continue his bank for any long period. On the 12th of March his difficulties prompted him to con- salt Mr. Price, his solicitor, who telegraphed to London for an accountant. This gentleman came down within a day or two, and, although he was assisted by the bankrupt, yet it was not until the 1st of April that he was able to pre- pare a statement showing the amount of the debts due to and from the bankrupt. By this account it appeared, as it did in 1850, that, even taking the debts otting to him it their full amount, he was insolvent. In 1850 that apparent insolvency was only to the extent ,of £ 1,500. It was now, however, increased to £ 7,600. The real deficiency, as it was subsequently ascertained by duly estimating the value of the debts owing to the bankrupt, and as it stands re- corded in the balance-sheet signed by the bankrupt, is little short af £ 40,000. The private expenses of the bank- rupt for himself, his wife, and children were moderate, not amounting to £ 600 per annum. His trade expenses were also lov, not exceeding with repairs X200 a-year. His losses, therefore, by his trade must have averaged £ 1,000 per annum at the least. With the exception of Messrs. Wilkins and Co., his creditors mainly consist of depositors, many of whom can ill afford the loss which they have sus- t.??'.j, y, and, although the sum is but small in comparison with those lost in certain late failures to which public atten- tion has been much directed, yet falling where it does it is a very severe calamity consequently, the case demanded, and has received, a strict and searching scrutiny. The asiigtle,, have spared no pains to probe the transactions of the concern to the bottom; and, on the other hand, the bankrupt has been so fortunate as to engage very zealous and able services on his behalf. The nssignees, joined by e ssignees, joined by many other creditors, oppose on various grounds the grant of any certificete to the bankrupt. First, they impugn his general conduct as a trader secondly, they charge him with contracting debts on false pretences; thirdly, with obtaining forbearance of debts by false pretences fourthly, with the fraudulent preference of a particular creditor H], lastly, with not keeping proper books of account. lhat the imputation conveycd in the first ground of objec- tion is well founded cannot, after the narrative which tJ"s been already presented, be for a moment questioned. I postpone the consideration of its full effect until I have disposed of the remaining grounds. The charge of con- tracting debts on false pretences and obtaining forbearance of debts on false pretences may be treated of jointly. With reference to these charges two allegations are made. There was a general false pretence, it is urged, running through the whole course of his dealings. By the manner in which he conducted his bank he held it out to the world as a branch of the Brecon Bank, whereas he now states that he was merely the agent of Wilkins and Co. for certain purposes, and that there was no other connexion between the two banks except such agency. In support, of this, their first allegation, the assignees drew the atten- tion of the Court to various circumstances, all tending to create the impression that the Brecon Bank was responsible for the debtit of the Crickhowell Bank. The Crickhowell Bank circulated 110 local notes but those of the Brecon Bank. According to its rules, whenever the Crickhowell Bank cashed a check drawn on any other bank than itself it charged a commission, but it exceptci from this rule the Brecon Bank, placing, therefore, the customers of that bank oil the same looting a-3 its own. It was proved that for some years in'the earlier part of his trading the bankrupt was in the habit of drawing notes of hand to be signed by his customers receiving advances, and that he made such notes payable at Wilkins and Co.'s, Crickhowell Bank," and that some of those acceptances on their way to the Crickhuwell Bank passed through an acknowledged branch of the Brecon Bank, situate at Merthyr. The bankrupt's explanation of this very reprehensible practice is a surmise (for he does not pledge himself to the fact) that he must have followed the example of his predecessor, Mr. Gratrex. Why it was discontinued does not clearly appear, but no evidence was adduced to show that any one of the existing body of creditors had been cognizant of the usage until after the bankruptcy. It must, however, have contributed in no small degree to produce a misleading effect on the public mind, and but for its discontinuance would have been strong evidence of a fraudulent intent. Again, it was proved than an almanac was hung in the bankrupt's place of business which described the Crickhowell Bank as a branch of the Brecon Old Bank. It was proved by the bankrupt's clerk, Mr. Worts, that he was under the impression that his employer's bank was a branch of the Brecon Bank, and that the bankrupt had produced thnt impression o.n his mind by habitually designating the Brecon Bank as 1, our" bank. But here it must be stated that all kuovvledgs that his bank was described in the almanac as a branch of the Brecon Bank was denied by I the bankrupt, and, having regard to various circumstances given in evidence, 1 am disposed to believe in the truth of this denial. It should be further mentioned that the bankrupt gave 1 per cpnt. more of interest upon deposits than was allowed at the Brecon Bank, and, as he received deposits for both banks, it is not likely that a knowledge of this course of business would would be confined to a very few individuals, but it is difficult to understand how any persons cognizant of these two distinct rates of interest could suppose the banks were one and the same concern. On behalf of the assignees it was further stated that the bankrupt had given accountable receipts for deposits on printed forms surreptitiously obtained from the Brecon Bank, and that lie had also surreptitiously obtained and employed forms of receipts used by the Brecon Bank. i o support this imputation Mr. Evans, a partner in the Brecon Baiik, was called as a witness, who testified to his utter ignorance of the fact that the bankrupt had possessed himself of these blank forms, and averred that the use which he made of them was altogether unauthorized by the Brecon firm. On behalf of the bankrupt, however, iirefragable testimony was adduced to show that the blank forms had been supplied to the bankrupt by the Brecon Bank in the coursc of business, and that it was cognizant of the manner iu which they were used. It is due to Mr. Rvans to state that no knowledge of the possession by the bankrupt of these blank orms was I rJllght personally home to thlt gentleman j and, on the other hand, it is due to the bankrupt to state that, both as regards the posses- ion and the use of those forms, he stands acquitted of the slightest impropriety of conduct as between himself and the Brecon Bank. The second allegation, as to the bankrupt having falsely asseited his bank to be a branch of the Brccon Bank, was one which, if it had been proved, must have drawn down on the bankrupt consequences highly penal. He was accused of having explicitly stated to two oT his depositors that such a connexion did exist. Much time was occupied in hearing the conflicting evidence adduced upon the one side and on the other in reference to this charge, and if in the result I had arrived at the conclusion that it had been sustained in either of the two instances specified I should have thought it necessary i to enter, in my judgment, fully into the particulars of this part of the case. But aq, after a very anxious consideration of the subject, I cannot arrive at a result on which my mind can steadfastly rest unmoved by doubts and misnivings, I do not feel it necessary to pursue the topic any further, except to relieve the witnesses on both sides from any apprehension that the Court has doubted the desire of each to speak the truth. But where the matter in controversy relates to words used viva voce, and to words alone, contradictions the most direct and the most ii leconcileable will, in many cases, be far from justifying a Court in assuming that the witnesses on either side have been guilty of perjury; and this remark especially holds g°od where the matter to be proved has been made the common talk of a town or district. Witnesses who do not carefully watch the operations of their own minds are liable after a lapse of time to confound what they heard at the moment at which they are speaking with what others have told them, and what they themselves have imagined meanwhile. The reasonableness of this view may probably be doubteJ by those whose avocations have not frequently brought them into courts of justice. They would be sur- prised to hear that, contrary to what they have a right to suppose the natural order of events, it too frequently happens that the memory of witnesses, judging from their evidence, becomes more full and more exact on tho vital points of thp case in proportion as they are removed by distance of time from the occurrences respecting which they give their testimony. But so it is. The imputation, then, Of having employed false pretences, either direct or indi- rect, I hold not to ho satisfactol ily proved. But the facts (dicited by the inquiry into that part of the case seriously affect the question of misconduct in the general course of the trade. In addition to those which I have already noticed must be added this :Ilr. Davies, a solicitor, called at the bank and inquired of the bankrupt whether his con- cern was or was not a branch of the Brecon Bank. To this question he very properly received an immediate and explicit answer in the negative. But the inquiry ought to have opened the bankrupt's eeyes to the misconception which had been created by the transactions arising out of his agency to the Brecon Bank, and he was bound publicly to notify that he had been acting as agent only, and not as partner. He ought also to have ceased to give his own depositors checks on the Brecon Bank, such a practice being likely to mislead many among them into the belief that the instruments which they held gave them a claim on Messrs. Wilkins and Co. The charge of a fraudulent preference rested on very technical grounds, and was candidly withdrawn during the argument. The last charge is that of not having kept proper books of account, the omission of a cash book being especially relied upon. This charge is flllly borne out. There was no cash book. It is, however, perfectly true that from the books which were kept Mr. Power, the accountant, has been able to construct a cashbook. This part of the case, therefore, materially differs from those instances which have too often occurred, in which not only was there the absence of a cashbook, but the absence of all means by which a cash account cou ld be framed. Nevertheless, the omission cannot but be highly censured. The value of a cash book is not limited to its enabling a trader to exhibit a cash account when called upon to frame one. He ought to keep it in a form for daily use and reference. It is held by Courts of Bankruptcy to be a failure of duty in any trader to carry on his concern without a cash book, but in the case of bankers, whose whole dealings are in cash, it seems mon- strous that any member of such a body, however iil- instructed in the duties which he had undertaken to perform, could be ignorant that a cash book was to him a necessary of commercial life. The general result of this inquiry has been that, with the exception of the last ground of objection, no specific charge against the bankrupt has been made out with sufficient clearness to justify the Court in acting upon it. But, although the facts adduced in evidence may not sustain specific charges, they may, nevertheless, and in this case most assuredly do, aggravate the general misconduct alleged against him as to the first and leading imputation. lleturning, then, to that first ground of objection, I am compelled to advert to some additional lacts which, taken in connexion with those on which I have commented, militate strongly, and, I must add, fatally, against the grant of any certificate, even of the lowest class. It appears that on the 21st of the February preceding the bankruptcy the Brecon Bank resorted to extreme measures. They dishonoured one of the bankrupt's checks. Surely, this was a monition which ought to have had the most decided erfect upon his conduct. Messrs. Wilkins & Co., the proprietors of the Brecon Bank, were not only the principal creditors, but it was oil their advances that he had been trading from the first. Upon their will it de- pended whether or not he should retain a single hour of credit. But this is not the worst. A few months prior to his check being dishonoured the bankrupt had been asked by Mr. Evans, one of the firm, jf he were solvent, and his answer was in the affirmative. There is some discrepancy between the evidence of Mr. Evans and that of the bank- rupt as to one portion of the conversation, but they both agree thus far—that this question was asked, and that an answer in the affirmative was g iven. Now, here was an aberration from truth in a matter of the highest importance to both the parties to the interview. The bankrupt was insolvent-that is clear. His excuse is that he was not cognizant of the fact. Suppose that to be so Suppose him to have been deaf to all the warnings which the state of his atfairs makes it incontrovertible he must have re- ceived. The true question to be asked is whether he had any ground for believing in his solvency ? None has been offered-none could be offered. He pledged himself to a fact which did not exist, and he did so when, by a criminal neglect of his most obvious duties, he was not in a position to pledge himself at all. Taking the most charitable view of his state of mind, ho could have been justified in making no further answer than that he was in utter ignorance as regarded the subject on which he was questioned. But such a reply must have closed his account with the Brecon Bank, must have brought an overwhelming claim upon him, and thus must have produced an immediate stoppage. The answer, then which he did give was a criminal act, by which he was enabled to continue his ttading and to draw the property of new creditors into his hands. Indeed, so reckless was his conduct that even after he found that his assertion of his solvency, however it might have been re- ¡ ceived at first failed eventually to restore him to sufficient confidence in the eyes of Wilkins and Co. to engage them to support his credit by honouring his checks, he never- theless persisted in two instance to give checks upon their bank in exchange for deposits—one on the 3d of March, 1856, to Mr. Fudge for 150, and one on the 6th of March to Mrs. James for L6. With regard to the last of these checks, it appears that he refunded the £ G shortly after its receipt on certain representations being made to him. I lay no stress on this fact. Perhaps it might be used against him as an admission that he had done wrong, but no such admission is required. On the other hand, as re- gards the moral effect.of issuing such a check, it cannot be changed by returning the deposit. Even at a later period there was a transaction in which he behaved in a verv dis- creditable manner to Mr. lloberts, but it is unnecessary to enter into further details. After such an exposition as it has been the duty of the Court to make, it cannot be doubted that to grant a certificate to this bankrupt would be to act in dfiilllce of all the principles of the bankrupt law. The object of that law is on the one hand to re- lieve debtors from the consequences of those perils of trade to which it is notoriously exposed; and on the other to divide the remnant of their property equitably among their various creditors. In executing this duty courts are empowered to give the benefit of the law to all traders who by a charitable construction of their conduct are deemed to have so conducted their concerns as to be within the general scope and intention of this great provision, although they may nut be free from blame. But the law is not meant to hold out its benefits to persons who systematically set at nought all the safeguards against ruin, which honest traders have devised for their own protection and that of of their creditors and which now form the established usages of commerce. Not to press the case even to its legitimate limits against the bankrupt, it is quite clear that he has iic-plected and repudiated these safeguards, and he must now bear the consequences of the line of conduct which he has so long pursued. His claim to a certificate is disallowed. One question remains. Shall be have pro- tection ? He is a man advanced in years, and in regard to protection there are favourable features in his case. Mr. Acraman, his official assignee, and Mr. Power, the ac- countant, who, with their clerks have gone through the laborious task of making up his accounts—both gentlemen having had for months an opportunity of observing his conduct with regard to the interests of his estate, speak in high term, of his exertions to repair his former neglect (to the slight extent in which he is able now to repair it) by the most sedulous application to his hooks, and to the col- lection of hi3 debts. Mr. Acraman further reports that the services of the bankrupt will be of the last importance to the creditors in the further collection of the debts yet out- standing and therefore, having regard to these considera- tions, I trust I violate no duty in continuing to him the same protection to his person which he has enjoyed ever since iiis surrender under his adjudication in bankruptcy, such protection, however, being liable to discontinuance on its being shown to the Court that it is no longer de- served. Re William Penny, Newport, brewer.— The bankrupt came up on his last examination. I Mr. W. Bevan, for the assignees, offered no opposition, and the bankrupt passed. Re TV. J. Roberts, Fembreg, draper and grocer.—This bankrupt was outlawed (or not appearing on his adjourned last examination. Re G. Jl. Hall, Cardiff, victualler,—Proofs amounting to about S337 were put in, and the choice of assignees was carried by Mr. G. L. King. On Tuesday, before Mr. Commissioner Hill. Re Thomas Davies, .tV<M?, cM?c<o/—The bankrupt had been prevented by illness from completing his ba?1. 'l!, sheet, and the last examination was in consequence ad- journed, with the consent of the assignees, till the 4th of July. Re James Griffith*, Bristol and Cardiff, bitil(le),The certificate was adjourned about a month since for the bank- rupt to afford further assistance in the rca'isation of his estate. Mr. Prideaux, for the assignees, informed the court tlat the required assistance had been rendered, and that there was no objection to the grant of a certificate. His Honeur, after commenting on the fact of the bank, rupt having commenced a business subject to great viA cissitudes without capital, said that every other part of his conduct was to his credit. Under these circumstances, the certificate would be immediate, but of the second chijs.
EAIIL FITZIIAIIDINGB.—We are most happy to hear thai our noble Lord Lieutenant is somewhat better this week, and that within the last few days his lordship has been able to take some nourishlllent.-Cíollceste¡' Journal. DECREASE OF PAUPEWSM. — A return, PUBLISHED 9N Tuesday, shows that in every week of the quarter ended at Lady-day last the number of paupers relieved in England and Wales was less than in the corresrondill weeks of the quarter ended at Lady-day, 1856. The difference varies from 1'6 to 38 per cent. in-doors, and from 0 2 to 5'2 per cent. out of doors. ACHOSS SOUTH AMERICA.-Grcat interest is excited by a projected expedition from Chili to ltio Negro, in Patagonia. Its object will be to examine whether, through this river, a conj unction between the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans is feasible, so as to dispense with the way ruund Cape ROrtl. The Government of Chili has, for the present, granted the sum of 350,) pesos towards the expense of the expedition, with the promise to increase that amount, if necessary. The expedition is to consist of 20 men, under the guidance of a Mr. Cox. --zl tle eiiteu;iz. "STRAIN AT A GNAT AND SWALLOW A CAMEL." —A writer to a contemporary says —" We read in the Bank of England returns of Friday, that the Government depositf in the hands of that corporation amounts to upwards o- seven millions of money which, at piesent inteiest, pro duces, or would produce, if properly used, nearly half a million per annum and yet the very men who sanction this waste of public money begrudge our Queen's daughter a paltry dower of £8,000 per annum." MR. HUMPHREY BROWX. Mr. Humphrey Brown waft removed to the Queen's Bench Prison on Saturday last, in default of having peifected bail for 18,000, the amount ordered to be given by him. The attorneys for the pro- secution have consented to accept eight sureties at £ 1,000 each, instead of four at X2,000 each, as originally ordered. Mr. Hugh Hill, Q.C., and Mr. Lush have, we believe, been ret iined by Mr. Brown for his defence. A CENTENARIAN". Last week an old woman, named Christina M'Lcod or Inkster, was examined as a witness in the Leith police court against a person for stealing various articles of clothing from her house. She stated that she was 100 years and five months old. Notwithstand- in her extreme old age, she gave her evidence in a clear, lucid manner. She is in possession of all her bodily and mental faculties, and looks as if she might live ten or 15 years longer. She states she was born in Orkney, where she resi,led till about 15 years ago, when she went to Leitli that she was married when she was 24 years of age, and that she had seven children, all of whom are dead with the exception of one son, an old man, living in Caithness. Her circumstances are not by any means good, her chief support being half-a-crown a week from the parochial board.—Northern Ensign. A KOYEI, BURGLAR.—-The house of a Mr. Dawson, at Ruabon, after having been unoccupied for a day or two, was entered by Mrs. Dawson, who to her very great surprise found a young village g;rI, about thirteen years of age, in the act of preparing a substantial dinner for herself, in a most titi lish manner, having laid the cloth, &c., in good order, and previously ransacked the house, finding a ham, which she had very freely cut into, together with a bottle of wine, a jar of preserves. &c. On making inquiries it was ascertained that the young burglar bad on the previous evening entered the house through one of the back windows, and after partaking of a hearty supper had very comfortably reposed in Mr. and Mrs. Dawson's bed during the night, and in the morning had partaken of a hearty breakfast, remaining within the house rummaging and feasting until one o'clock on the Wednesday, when she was placed in the custody of police-constable Stant, who immediately locked her up in the village bridevvel I. DENSITY OF COMETS.—Sir J. Herschel has pointed out the weakness of the absorption of the light of stars in traversing comets, and nearly all astronomers have ob* served that the nebulosity of comets does not sensibly weaken the light of the smallest stars when these were seen through their tails, or even through their nuclei. Pons, of Marseilles, ascertaiued that a star of the fifth magnitude, which was seen across the centre of the Great Comet of the Bull, on the 15th August, 1825, had under- gone no sensible diminution of brilliancy. We know, also, that the light of stars in passing perpendicularly through the atmosphere loses more than one-fourth of its intensity. From these considerations M. Babinet deduces the fact that if the density of the air be represented by 1, that of a comet would be represented by a fraction of which the numerator is 1 and the denominator a number superior to unity followed by 125 cyphers; Sir John Herschel, in his last work on astrononiy, mentioned a few ounces as the weight of the entire tail of a comet; but this estimate is enormously great when compared with M. Babinet's result. —Mechanics1 Magazine. FATAL ACCIDENT ON BOARD THE AKBAR REFORMATORY FRIGATR.—Thomas Lang, a fine lad, 15 years old, lost his life by falling from the rigging of the above vessel, lying off Rock Ferry, on Friday last His remains were interred on Monday in the cemetery of Rock Ferry Church, his shipmates to the number of 90, attired in white jackets and trousers, each with a piece of crape round one arm, forming the funeral cortege. In their sorrow for his fate they had not forgotten to sympathise with his mourn- ing parents; they had contributed from their little rewards and the products of their labour (in which they are allowed a small interest) the sum of X2, and at the grave side presented it, through Captain i'enwick, to the boy's mother. T:ie unfortunate lad, who, before he entered the reformatory frigate, was a notoriously bad character, had become entirely changed by the instruction ho had received on board the vessel. EXTRAORDINARY CAREER,—A REFRACTORY CONVICT. -Recently, the coroner for West-minster and a jury were occupied several hours at Millbank Penitentiary in investigating the cause of the death of Edward Gray, aged 34 years, formerly a commercial traveller, and more recently a teacher of mathematics, but at the time of his death a convict in that establishment, under sentence of transportation f)r obtaining money under false pretences, and who died in the infirmary under circumstances of the most extraordinary nature. Captain Vivian Craig, deputy- governor of the prison, deposed that the deceased had been punished while in the prison for the following offences Refusing to work, loud talking and improper language to Dr. Baly, attempting to assault an officer, dirtying his cell, and improper conduct in chapel, shouting and insolence to the officers, tearing up the prison rules, breaking 30 panes of glass, improper language to the governor and others, assaulting prisoners, tearing up his own clothes and the bedclothes, breaking 24 panes of glass, shouting and climbing up the ventilation shaft, throwing his overcoat in an officer's face, breaking 48 panes of glass, destroying a frock and nine pairs of drawers, throwing a pint of gruel over an officer, committing a nuisance, destroying his shirt and tying it round his neck, threatening to commit suicide, throwing a pint of water over tha surgeon, breaking 20 panes of glass, &c. For these offences he was handcuffed many Limes, and often for 24 hours at a time dressed in a strait waistcoat, fed on bread and water, and kept in solitary confinement. At last he ruptured himself, and after an operation died on the 20th of May, DR. NEWMAN.—Notwithstanding all the authorized" denials of the resignation of the rectorship of the Uni- versitv by Dr. Newman, it is now officially announced by the Tablet of this day tnat the period for which the rev. gentleman consented to undertake the laborious and anxious post of head of the University, which he has fouuded and built up, is about to terminate." Dr. Newman, it is pleaded, is anxious to return to his home, his missionary duties, and his books at Edgbaston. Not a doubt of it. But by way of putting the best face on the affair, the organ adds Though this be so, there is sure to be a strong and very general wiiih that Dr. Newman should not mate- rially alter the nature of his connexion with the University, even if he should prefer to till some other than his present post, and one which did not require more than occasional residence. It is quite obvious that Dr. Newman, by short but regular residences at intervals, with the aid of cor- respondence, could be all and more to the University than any one is now entitled to require him to be. There are periods in the growth of every corporate body when con- stant watching and readiness for personal reference are required. But this state of things is not incessant. There are times when people may be fairly and wholesomely left to test their strength and rely upon their own courage aDd energies, supported by occasional supervision and en- couragement. Some such course the bishops will probably desire to see pursued, and if Fo, efforts will probably be made to induce Dr. Newman to continue in his present post with stated periods of residence in the University." RECONCILIATION OF TWO VILLAGES. The Gazetta Popalare of Cagliari gives an account of a solemn reconci- liation effected between the villages of Perfugas and Bortigadas (island of Sardinia), the inhabitants of which he had lived in perpetual fued (vendetta J for upwards of a century. The most singular circumstance connected with this event is, that it has been brought about by a notorious bandit named Pietro Marras, a native of Perfugas, who has been the terror of the country for the the last 22 years. He obtained a safe-conduct from the government, in order to be present at the ceremony of the reconciliation, and it was intimated to him that it he would constitute himself a prisoner, and submit to a trial, he would obtain a pardon in consideration of the important service he had done to his country but he refused, and returned to the woods imme- diately after the banquet which closed the proceedings, saying that "birds liked the forest better than the cage." GllE.H MEETING OF DISSENTERS AT LAMBETH.—Such a sight as that which was on Friday seen in Lambeth Palace was never witnessed before. In that Palace were assembled together, under the presidency of the Archbishop of Canter- bury, men of all the leading Dissenting denominations- Independents, Baptists, Wesleyan Methodists, Presbyterians t £ c. The object was to receive from the deputation, lately sent to Berlin, a report of the proceedings in preparation for the Christian Assembly in that city, next September." In other words, to promote the views of the Evangelical Alliance, which aims at bringing together, in brotherly harmony, good men of all reiigious bodies. Who would ever have expected to see such a meeting, for such a purpose, in the Palace of Lambeth, with the Archbishop of Canterbury in the chair, and next but one to his Grace, the Rev. Dr. Steane, Baptist minister; while in juxtaposition to other Dissenting ministers of various denominations, were to be seen the Bishop of London, the Bishop of Ripon, the Bishop of St. David's, and other Right Rev. Prelates Such a spectacle was a great fact. The Bishop of Ripon opened the meeting by reading prayers, and, at the express wish of his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rev. William Bunting, Wesleyan Methodist, closed the proceedings with an impressive extempore prayer. The walls of the large room in which the meeting was held were hung round with the portraits of all the Archbishops of Canterbury from the Reformation down to the present hour. As we gazed on the portrait of Archbishop Laud, it was impossible to help trying to imagine what must have been the feelings of that proud prelate, could be have seen in the vista of the future his successor in 1857, presiding at a meeting which largely consisted of Nonconformists of all Evangelical denomina- tions.