CRICCIETH. I SHOCKING BOAT ACCIDENT.—A shocking fatality is reported from Aberdovey, a favourite sea-battling place on the coast of Wales. On Thursday afternoon, the 9th nit., two young gentlemen, one the son of a Mr Kuowles, a retired solicitor of Sttffurd, the other a Mr Jackson, son of a London shipbroker, went out in a small boat. When about half way across they were met by one of the river pilots, Capt. Bell, who drew their at- tention to the threatening aspect of the weather. They refused to go back with him, and this was the last seen of them. Oil Friday the boat came ashore at Criccieth, about forty miles distant, and it is believed that the unfortunate gentlemen must have perished in the great gale which visited the coast on Thursday uight. About half-past two on Saturday afternoon the body of Jack- son was seen by a woman lying high and dry (the tide being out) on the opposite side, on some stones, on his back The ferryman who had just taken the woman across heard her shout, and immediately went to the corpse the crews of the several boats that were in the river dragging, pulled to shore, and assisted in bnngiug the body of the uufortunate young mau across to Aber- dovey, and it was then taken to the house where the deceased lodged on the Terrace. An inquest was held on Monday, when a veidict in accordance with the above facts was returned. The sad catastrophe has cast a great gloom over the inhabitants, as both gentlemen were highly respected, they having been in the town for a considerable time. The brother happened to be pre- sent soon after the body was found. No traces of the other body have been discovered.
DINAS MAWDDWY. The half-yearly Manorial Courts Leet View of Frank Pledge and Court Baron, of Sir Edmund Buckley, Bt., M. P., the Lord of the Manor of Mawddwy, was held on the 7th and 8th iustaut, at the Had Lion Inn, in this town. The attendance of burgesses and all others who owed suit and service at the said courts was very large, considering the nnpropitious state of the weather. After the usual formalities aud proceedings of each day had been duly observed and gone through, the jurors, tenants, aud a large party were, according to custom, entertained by the worthy Baronet to a most substantial repast, provided on the occasion in his usual good style by the respected proprietor Mr Hugh Lewis, and after ample justice had been done to all the good things at their command, the usual loyal aud patriotic toasts were given and duly responded to; the health of the Queen, the Koyal Family, and also the health of the worthy Baronet and of Lady Buckley, being drunk with much enthusiasm. It is right to add that some very good aud interesting speeches were also delivered by Messrs Roberts, Dolbrawdmaeth Edmund Shaw, Plasyndinas; John Jones, Dolgelley, steward of the manor, and seve. ral others, which were most attentively listened to; and the company separated at an early hour, being highly satisfied with the day's proceedings.
LLANDOVIIEY. A Band of Hope meeting was held at the Cesarea Calvinistic Chapel on the 12th inst., when a number of the members aad some visitors sat down to tea.
LLYSFAEN. 'COLLEGIATE SCHOOL.—The Distribution of Prizes to the pupils of the above School took place on the 14th iusl, Subjoined is the Prize List — Goi>D CONDUCT.—Prizes H. "Waymouth, H. B. Bird. Cer- tificate IV. W. Wilson. Honorable Mention :-G. E. Cockle. 14T DIVINITY.—Prize — G. E. Cockle, Certificate:- W. W, Wilson. lion. Meu —J. H. 11. Dennis. 2ND IMVISITY.— PrizeW. R. D. Griffith. Certifkates F. Waymouth, G. A Tinley. Hun. Men.— F. Kelsall. 1ST I.ANOUAOKS — Prize -G E. Cockle. Certificate J. H. H. Dennit. Hon, Men,-W. W. Wilson. 2ND I.A N GUAUZI, -Prize :—H, 0. Cooper. Certificate S. B. Cooper. Hon. Men. F. Waymouth. H. Waymouth. Certificate:—W. Flood. Ho i. Men. G. H. C'attrall. liti ENGLISH. LITERATCKE.—Prize E. Cockle. Certifi- cateJ. H. II. Dennis. Hon. Men. :-W. W. Wilson. 2ND ENGLISH Waymouth. H. B. Birl. Certificate ;0 A. Tinley. Hon. Men. F, Kelsall. 3RD ENULIKH LITERATURE. -Prize .-H Waymouth. Certi- ifteatk) :-It. Bateroft. lion Men-J Hurlbutt. IIIT ALGEBitk &, ARITILNIETII, Prize :-W. W. ilsou. Cer- tificate ;-1. H. Pearce. Hon. Men. :—S. B. Cooper. H. Cattrall. Certificates:— P. Waymouth. F. Kelsall. Hon. Men.:—G. A. Tinley. 3RD ARITHMETIC.— Prize:— W. Flood. Certificate H. Waymouth. Hon. Men :—E. Hurlbutt. WRITINU—Prize :—G. A. Tinley. Certificates :—H. Way- month, W. Flood. Hon. Mon. :-E. Hurlbutt. MRS. I\'AYMúVTll'S -Prizes ;u' Waymanth,W W. Wilson. Cortiticate:-Ii. B. Bird, Ron. Ilen:-F. Kelsall, NATURAL PHILOSOPHY.—Prize Certificate G. E. Cockle, Certificate :-8, B. Cooper, Hon. Mau.-H. 0. Cooper, W. W. Wilson. DRA.wiyo.-Prize:-I,. H. Pearce. Certificate G. E. Cockle. Hon. Men. H. B. Bird, ELOCUTION.—Prize L. H. Pearce. Certifleate:-P, Bar- croft. Hon. Men. :-G. E. Cockle. GENTLEMANLY PROOREss-Prize :-H. Buck. Certificate:— S. E. D. Griftith. Hon. Men. G. S. Smith. EXTRA ^PRIZES.—GENTLEMANLY Uo-vi)ucr, -Prizes: P. Barcroft. Certificates:—H. N. Wright, R, A. S. Collet. Hon. Men. :-H. O.Cooper.
TOWYN. RAKA Avis.-A fine specimen of the great Grebe was shot a few days ago by one of Kichard Dobson, Esij.'s keepers. This specimen of bird is rarely or ever seen in this locality. The one in question was the size of a goose and stood three feet high. PETTY SESSroxs,- These sessions were held on Fri- day, in the rooui at the new Police-office, High-street, before W. W. E. Wynne, and John Pughe, Es,irs. Charge of Xeglectiny to Maintain a Wife.—A man named Hugb. Jones, a labourer, was charged upon the complaint of Mr Lewis Williams, relieving officer of the Machynlleth Union, with neglecting to support his wife, who had become chargeable to the Union. Mr Griffith Jones Williams, solicitor, Dolgelley, ap- peared for the defendant aud objected to the informa- tiou, as the defendant was charged with wilful neglect, or refused to maintain, and he (Mr Williams) was pre- pared to prove that the wife had left the defendant of her own accord. He maintained that when a wife so left her husbaud of her own accurd the husband could not be made liable for her maintenance, and quoted several cases in proof that the charge must be dismissed. The Justices retired to cousult, and on their return said they had made up their minds to go ou with the case and Mr Williams then applied for a warrant against Andrew Davies, a witness for the defendant, who had refused to attend after being served with a sum- mons. A warrant was granted, and placed in the hands of P.C. Metcalfe, but the witness, it appears, could not be found, consequently the case was adjourned till next sessions. Drunk and Disorderly. -John Jones, Corris, was charged by P.C. Cadwaladr Joaos, with being drunk and riotous at the above village, ou November 14th, aud was mulcted in the penalty of 10s and costs. Richard Owen, of the same place was also charged by the same officer with being druuk and fighting John Jones ul1 the same evening. Fiued los and costs. Assault.—Owen Humphreys was charged with as. saulting William Davies, a boy thirteen years old.-lr David Pugh, solicitor, Dolgelley, appeared for the com- plaiu,mt. -William Davies deposed, that ou the 1th of November he was playing near the school, when the defendant told him that he was not playing fair, and comiug over beat him and kicked him on the head. He tried to get from him but he followed him to the house, kicked the dour, and told his mother he would kill hin. —Two witnesses were called, who saw the defendant runuing after complainant, who was crying.—Defendant called Edward Williams, who said that the defendant did not kick complainant, but that complainant had struck him with a stone. Cross-examined by Mr D. Pugh I am in service at the sau,e place as defendant. I have not had any conversation with Owen Humphreys about the case since it happened, although I was served with a subpcBua to attend.—The Magistrates seeing it was a frivolous Jcase, very properly dismissed it, ad- vising both for the future to be on terms of intimacy. Setting Fire to a Bam at Abergynolmyn.—John Jones, a by twelve years of age, was charged with setting fire to a barn containing a quantity of oats, whereby the whole had been destroyed, the property of J. H. McCon- nel, but Mr J. P. Williams, agent, being from home did not appear to prefer the charge.—Mr U. Ptigli said he came there to answer the charge, which was a very serious one, and had brought a number of witnesses down from Abergynolwyn. He applied to the Bench for their costs, aud complained of the conduct of the prosecutor not having given him notice so as to prevent the witnesses attending.—The question of costs was considered by their Worships.
MR JONES PARRY AT NEVIN. The Herald Cymraeg of last week, in a report signed W. Williams, gives Mr Parry's address to his supporters at Nevin. The meeting was first addressed by the Revs. J. Jarrett, J. Hughes, E. Williams, W. Williams, and G. Hughes. The old biother from Edeyru" is repre- sented as being in unusual hwyl or animation. Had he not been a zealous and unquestionable teetotaller, it might have been supposed that he was drunk-and so he was; but not with wine or strong drink, but upon the glorious victory which liberty and equality had gained over oppression and injustice in this county." Mr Parry then said, "Friends, we have gained a great victory in this couuty, such a victory as scarcely any one among us thought possible to be gained at once. There is great joy in our county and through Wales in general on ac- count of it, in England also and London, and the United Kingdom, from one end to the other. Mr Gladstone rejoices, and I suppose I do also., I always rejoiced that I was a Welshmen, but now I am prouder than ever of it. Wellington could not have been victorious over Buonaparte if he had not brave soldiers, and this great and fair victory would not have been gained in Carnar- vonshire if we had not had soldiers of the best kind ever Beeu in the world—soldiers fighting without pay-only strength of heart and principle. I would not wish to say anything mean of the Tories, for it is not fair to beat one on the ground. I represent Tories and Liberals. I represent the county. I will do all the good I can to the l ories but there are only few of them to be found in the county, fewer possibly than any one supposes. I shall try to do for you all that I have promised, and if I can I will do much more. I had forty-seven votes at Bethesda, the laud of the Philistines. I purpose en- graving the names of these forty-seven brave quarrymeu, and frame them, and place them in a room at Madryn. Well it had been had there been so many good men in Sudom, it would not have been burnt. I shall never turn my coat, and if it wears out I shall go without one."
A THIN SKINNED RADICAL DOCTOR.—ACTION FOR LIBEL. The case of Morris v, Railing, which was before the Court of Queen's Bench last week, was an action for libel by a surgeon residing in Colchester against the proprietor of the Essex Stan- dard. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Mr. Coleridge, Q C., and Mr. Philbrick appeared for the plain- tiff; Mr. Sergeant Parry and Mr. Bridge appeared for the de- fendant. Mr. Coleridge, in opening the case, said that the libel of which the plaintiff complained arose out of the election for Colchester which took place in ISliï, and in which Mr. Karslake had been successful. A petition was presented against his return, and plaintiff was one of the petitioners but, owing to some inform- ality in the recoguisauces, the petition fell to the ground. Shortly afterwards a document was published by the defendant, and sold extensively for 2d each copy. It was a kind of a parody on The House that Jack Built," and some persons might consider it a humorous production but it was one which caused great pain and anno) ance to tho plaintiff, and not the less that he had been for years, and then was, medical attendant to defendant and his family. The document was headed, "The Little Peti- tion tho Cliqun Sent." In the margin opposite each verse was a grotesque figure purporting to represent the several petitioners, and amongst others the plaintiff, who was called "the Apothe- cary. It opened thus This is the petition, Now sent to perdition, By those who were wishin* To unseat the new member we've chosen. "This is the man with the auburn hair. Who, in his great rage and his wild despair, Persuaded the others to sign the petition, Now sent to perdition, By those who were wishin' To unseat the new member we've chosen. This is the man who mended the chair For that other nice man with the auburn hair, Who in his great rage and his despair, Persuaded the others to sign the petition, Now sent to perdit on, By those who were wishin' To unseat the new member we've chosen." Not content with selling this production, a copy was placed as a placard in front of defendant's newspaper oflice, and was daily read by crowds, who jeered at the plaintiff whenever he passed by. The defendant having declined to apologise, the present action was instituted bnt plaintiff was not proceeding with it when he was forced into court by the defendant, who obtained a rule of the court fur that purpose. Even now, if the defend- ant expressed regret, he (Mr. Coleridge) was willing to accept a nominal verdict. The Lord Chief Justice.-What do yon say to that, brother Parry: Mr. Sergeant Parry submitted that there was really no libel in the production in question. Now that the Liberals had achieved a triumph, he thought they might consent to withdraw the re- cord. The Lord Chief Justice said he looked over the libel, and al- though a great number of people might be content to treat such a production with contempt, yet, there were others whom it would sting and annoy. Mr. Sergeant Parry.—It was only an election crow. (A The Lord Chief Justice.—You cannot with impunity put a man in a grotesque attitude for every passer-by to laugh at him. Mr Sergeant Parry.—There is scarcely a number of Punch, my lord, in which public charactors are not so placed. The Lord Chief Justice.—Oh, Mr. Punch ia privileged. (Laughter.) Mr. Sergeant Parry.—I should be sorry to say he was not. The Lord Chief Justice.—Most of us have appeared there one time or another. Mr. Sergeant Parry,—I am sure your lordship never appeared there except in a complimentary form. The Lord Chief Justice.—I am not so sure of that. (Laughter.) I saw myself there on one occasion, and if I could have appear- ed in such a form I should have been ashamed of myself. I think in this case your client ought to apologise. The plaintiff was then called, and, in the course of his examin- ation in chief, Mr. Sergeant Parry said he was prepared to yield to his lord- ship's suggestion. The publication in question was only a mere electioneering squib, and there were few who would not have been disposed to laugh at it. There had been no desire on the part of the defendant to give the plaintiff pain, and if such had been the result he had now only to express his regret for it. The Lord Chief Justice.-That is a very proper termination 01 the case. Mr. Sergeant Parry —I hope the Liberal party in Colchester will not make too much of my concession, or can it. a II gloriou. triumph of the Liberal party." (Laughter.) Mr. Coleridge.—I think I can assure my learned friend that the Liberal party are just now disposed to be liniformly gener- ous, (iteliewed laughter.) A verdict for the plaintiff, damages 40s., was. then entered.
DOLGEJ JjEY. GRAMMAR SCHOOL.—The Christmas Examination of this School was held in the second week of December before the Rev. R. Williams Mason, of Llaufair, near Harlech, and R. W. Howell, Esq M.A., Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. In classics and general know- ledge, J. Cadwallader Evans was declared first; and in mathematics, Daniel R. Lewis, whose attainment in classics also deserved commendation. Two prizes foi recitation, given by the master and the Rev. Dauiel Lewis Lloyd, were awarded to Glynue Jones and H. Garuous Morgan. The examiners would wish to bear their testimony to the remarkable zeal and diligence with which Mr Lloyd has conducted the education of his pnpils during the short time he has had the charge of the school, as shewn by the general correctness of the answers as well as by the fact that he has raised the school under difficult circumstances from a very low Btate to a very creditable and encouraging condition. One especial feature in his teaching is the attention be- stowed on the study of the English language.
Mr J. C. Ewart, who for some years represented Li- verpool in the Liberal interest, died suddenly on Monday.
MIGRATION OF THE WELSH NATION. Professor Airey, a short time since, published in the Athenwum his reasons for believing that the Welsh are by direct desceut the same nation as the Belgæ, bearing a name which is phonetically the same as the name Belgie, and having in their language one word still used in the same sense in which it was used by the lielgso (" dwr" for water.) He also traced incidentally the course of the Welsh from the Kast through the Siviss mountains, commanding the passes both north and south, and making iucursious in both directions. He now furnishes several names confirmatory of his ideas :— The combination of dwr still entering into the names of livsis, &c., are more extensive than I had supposed as Duranises ;(tb.e Dordogne), Duria and Duria major (the Dora Riparia and the Dora Baltea 0 is pronouneed like the open Oil), the Duron, the Doron, tile Durance, the Dranse (coLtracted from the same word), the Thur. Doruach, near Bale, appears to consist of two syllables, having, in different languages, the same meaning; the letter It is interpolated for euphony. There are, however, other Welsh words extensively used in the same country. One of these is "nant" (a dale or valley). It occurs at Ville de Nant, near St. Gingolph, Bon Nant, Nant noir, &e. Badeker in his weli-kuowu Genuau guide book for Switzerland and Savoy remarks, "Nallt heissen in SAvoyen site Berg- strome," the acceptation of meaning admitting appa- rently of the same latitude as that of gill in Cum- berland. Another word is Cwm (sometimes a valley, sometimes a hollow 01 cove iu the mountains). It occurs in the Kutnw, on the Riffelberg, les Combes, near Meillerie, Combe de Ferpecle, Combe de I'Arolla, Combe St. Pierre, Bellecombe, Augent Kumm (Furgge Thai), Combe de Melrau, above Chable, Haute Combe, near Lac de Bourget. In several parts of England, traversed or reached by the Belgic Kumri, the same word is used, and I believe always with the same meauing. One instance, which at first sight appears opposed to this, the name Black Cumb of a mountain in the south of Cumberland, is worth explaining. There are upon this fell two adjacent hollows, called respectively (I believe from the colour of their rocks) the White Comb and the Black Comb and as the latter affords to tourists the easiest way of as- cending, it has by degrees given its name to the moun- tain. I never heard the original indigenous name of the mountain perhaps it would be only the High Furneas Fell, or something similar.
OPENING OF CONVOCATION. I The new Convocation of the Province of Canterbury assembled on Friday at St. Paul's Cathedral under the presidency of the Archbishop designate. The Litany of Convocation was said in Latin, after which the anthem, Oh pray for the peace of Jerusalem," was sung. The Very Rev. Dr. J. A. Jeremie, Dean of Lincoln, and Re- gius Professor of Divinity in the University of Cam- bridge, then ascended the pulpit, and delivered a Latin address, in which he spoke in affectionate terms of the late Archbishop of Canterbury, in whom, he said, the Church of England had lost one of the ablest of its ministers. Of the changes consequent upon the death of the most reverend Primate he spoke hopefully, trust- ing that the Church, in the persona of her chief pastors, ) would never suffer h?rm. No doubt a great crisis had come, in which all Churches would have to bear their part, and it would be idle to expect that the Church of England should be exempt from trial. She had passed through many trials in the years that had gone by, and would no doubt prove strong enough to resist any storms, if internal weaknesses and dissensions did not cause her to make shipwreck. He alluded to the deaths of several eminent members of Convocation since it assembled in the Metropolitan Cathedral three years ago amongst others, Dr Longley, Archbishop of Can- terbury Dr Jeune, Bishop of Peterborough; Dr Hampden, Bishop of Hereford Dr Milmau, Dean of St. Paul's; the liev. Canon Hawkins and the Rev. Sir Henry Thompson, Bart. He expressed a hope that in the deliberations on which Convocation was about to enter it would always bear in mind that as far as human foresight could tell the very existence of the Church de- pended upon the wisdom with which its deliberations might be conducted. After this address the Gloria in excel,is" was sung, and the Bishop of London pronounced the benediction in Latin. Divine service being ended, the President, attended by the Bishop and other members of the Convocation, proceeded to the Chapter House, where the President and Bishops being seated, the Queen's writ for summon- ing the Convocation was presented. This and other documents having been read, all persons cited and not appearing were declared "contumacious;" but the penalties they had incurred thereby were reserved until a future day. The President then, in a Latin form ad- monished the clergy of the province to withdraw, under the direction of the Dean of St. Paul's, to the chapel at the north-west end of the Cathedral, there to form them- sel ves into a Lower House and to choose a Prolocutor, and to present him for approval and confirmation to tli- President in the Jerusalem Chamber on the day to which Convocation might stand prorogued.
A memorial of Chaucer has been set up in Poet's Corner, immediately over his tomb in Westminster Abbey. The design is intended to embody his intellec. tuallabours and his position amongst his contemporaries A most diabolical attempt has been discovered to blow up a powder magazine, near Dunfermline. The magazine is used for storing by ironmongers and others who sell powder in that town. Ten thousand gold florins have been found in the timber-wor k of a ship which has been broken up at Trieste. This sum had been confided by a mercantile house to the vessel for conveyance eight or nine years ago, but, having been missing ever since, was generally supposed to have been stolen. The Times gives an account of the changes which Mr Childers proposes to introduce at the Admiralty. When Sir James Graham abolished the Navy Board he raised the number of the Board of Admiralty from five to six. He intended, as he told a Committee of the House of Commons in 1861, that the Junior Lords of the Admiralty should be the eyes of the First Lord, connecting him with the several branches of the depart- ment. He did not mean them to administer; they were to be the links that connected the responsible head with the principal permanent officers of the Admiralty. Gradually they assumed administrative duties, and to this innovation he attributed the cumbrous action and many shortcomings of the Admiralty. Mr Childers proposes to restore the ancient number of the Board, and to introduce the Controller of the Navy into it, making him the second Senior Lord The first Senior Lord will be, as now, a naval officer of high rank, who, in conjunction with his chief and on behalf of the Board will conduct the discipline and all that relates to tita personnel of the navy. The materiel will in like manner be managed by the Controller in conjunction with his chief. The Controller will constitute the per- manent element of the Board, the supervision of the workshops requiring a permanent head. The first Sea Lord will continue, as now, to be the political confidante of the Minister, and will change with every change of Ministry. By these means care will be taken to prevent an imperium in imperio, and to avoid a dual government such as at present prevails in the army. Two Junior Lords are to be appointed, whose duties will be twofold —to assist in the office the Senior Lords, and in Parlia- ment to assist the chief. The J unior Sea Lord will be a captain of the Royal Navy, and will work together with the first Sea Lord. The Second Junior Lord will be a civilian, and act in uuison with the Controller of the Navy.
THE ROYAL MAUSOLEUM AT FROG MORE, I VISIT Of THE QUEEN. I Monday, the 14th instant, was the seventh an- ) niversary of the death of his Royal Highness the Prince Cousort,-a day solemnly observed by her Majesty and the royal family. The Consort of the Queen died on the 15th of December, 1861, and his remains were temporarily deposited within the entrance to the royal vault beneath St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, it being her Ma- jesty's determination to erect such a mausoleum as should mark the depth of her affection and the greatness of her irreparable loss, and form a fitting resting-place for his remains. That determination has been executed upon a scale of regal magnificence. The site fixed upon is not very far distant from the mausoleum which contains the remains of the Duchess of Kent, in the royal grounds at Frogmore, within view of Windsor Castle. It was on Saturday, March 15, 1862, the eve of the anniversary of the Duchess of Kent's death, that, in the strictest privacy the foundation stone was laid by her Majesty. The stone is in the vaulted chamber which forms the basement of the mausoleum, and it hears this inscription The foundation stone of this building, erected by Queen Vic- toria in pious remembrance of her great and good hus- band, was laid by her the 15th day of March, A.D. 1862. Blessed are they that sleep in the Lord," The dome over the central octagon witi turned about the middle of the following October. The building was consecrated by the Lord Bishop of Oxford, in the presence of her Ma- jesty and all the members of the royal family, on Decem- ber 17th, and early on the following morning the coffiu containing the mortal remains of the Prince Consort was removed from the royal vault beneath St. George's Chapel, and placed in a temporary stone sarcophagus within the new edifice. Since December, 1862, the body of his Royal Highness remained in its temporary tomb, until, on the 26th of November last, in the presence of the court officials in attendance at Windsor Castle, it was finally deposited in the granite sarcophagus constructed to re- ceive it. The magnificent place of sepulture has been very nearly completed. All that remains to be added is, in fact, some fuither statuary and two large paintings which are yet unfinished. The cost, it is understood, al- ready amounts to some £200,000, and the whole of this is defrayed from her Majesty's purse. Access to the mausoleum is obtained by crossing a handsome stoue bridge, which has been thrown across a portion of the ornamental water at Frogmore. The ex- terior of the mausoleum is stone all the interior is marble, of every hue and description. In design the structure consists of a central octagon, around which are three recesses or chapels, the entrance occupying the wite of what would be the fourth. The dome of the octagon is surmounted by a cross. The external breadth of the building is 70 feet and the length 80 ft the extreme height from the general level of the ground to the top of the cross is 83 ft; and the height from the floor to the ceiling of the dome is 70 feet. The interior is a work of art of wonderful magnificence—rich iu gold and colour, in painting and sculpture, in specimeus of the most skil- ful decoration. The entrance, which faces the east, is reached by a flight of black marble steps, leading to a porch supported by granite columns, and with a ceiling de- corated with Salviati's Venetiau mosaics. The floor of the entrance, as well as of the entire structure, is formed of variegated marbles, polished and inlaid in panels of beautiful design. In the centre of the octagon is a mas- sive sarcophagus of highly polished Aberdeen granite, resting upon a slab of polished back marble, and at its corners there are kneeling angels in bronze. Upon the lid of the sarcophagus is a recumbent figure of the Prince Consort in white marble, the work of ilaron Marochetti. The dome above has a ceiling of blue, spangled with golden stars, and the ribs of the dome also rich with gold, are supported with goldeu angels. The lantern around the dome is filled with stained glass, beneath which are cherubs holding wreaths of immortelles. From the ceilings or each of the three recesses there is suspended a massive chandelier of bronze and gold. Around, the walls are formed of panelled and sculptured marbles, set with great taste and skill, and with inscriptions and tra- ceries interspersed. In the recess opposite the entrance there is an altar, and over it a large painting of tho Re- surrection above it in the ceiling a fresco of the ascen- sion. The large paintings for the other two recesses have not yet arrived, Oue of the frescoes is Christ bearing the Croat. Over the entrance there is a picture painted by the Crown Princess of Prussia (Princess Royal of Great Britain), and her Royal Highness, bkilful alike as a sculp- tor and a painter, contributes to the statuary which adds to the adornment of the building. There are paintings of the Evangelists three statues of the Prophets have yet to come. Bas-reliefs, in statuary marble, depict va- rious appropriate scriptural subjects. A great quantity of enriolimeut in gold bronze add to the general effect. The result is marvellously grand—a magnificent resting- place for the illustrious departed. All that affectionate l-evereuce could dictate, wealth procure, and art achieve has been done. It is a work worthy of our Queen-a touching expression of her Majesty's devoted affection and deep reverence for the memory of her beloved hus- band and as a lasting memorial it is worthy of the Prince who so earnestly devoted himself to promote the cultivation of the arts which are in this royal mausoleum exhibited in their utmost splendour. On Monday her Majesty the Queen and the Royal .1 -1 Princes and Princesses then at Windsor Lasue, paiu their customary visit to Prince Albert's tomb, in the Royal mausoleum at Frogmore-the granite sarcophagus, in the ceutre of which now lie the remains of the late Prince Consort. The Queen was accompanied by all the members of the royal family at Windsor Castle and Frogmore house-the Crown Prince and Princess of Prussia, Prince and Princess Christian of Schlcswig-Holstein, Princess Louise, Prince Arthur, Prince Leopold, and Prince Beatrice- There was a religious service in the mausoleum, occupying about half an hour, at which the Hon. Very Rev. Gerald Wel- lesley, Dean of Windsor, officiated. The Queen and the royal family then returned to the Castle.
The owners of the yachts Phantom and Dauntless have accepted the challenge of Mr James Athbury, the owner of the American yacht Cambria. INTERESTING EXPERIMENT.—Place on the upper bar of agrate. with the heads projecting about one inch inwards, some ordinary lucifers--in a few moments they ignite, Then in the same position place a few of the Patent Safety Matches of Bryant and May, London (which ignite only on the box), and it will be found that they may re- main for hours-in fact, until the wood becomes literally charred—without taking fire. We look on this as a singularly interesting confirmation, of the Safety of the New Matches. Care must be taken in both, cases to avoid actual contact with the name. The subscriptions to the Roebuck Testimonial Fund amount to upwards of £ 2,500. The Queen held a council at Windsor on Saturday, at which the late officers of the household gave up their badges of office, and their successors kissed hands. Mr Coleridge received the honour of ksighthood. A son of Sir Rowland Hill has invented and patented a machine for stamping letters. By its help as many as 218 letters can be "single-stamped"and 180 double- stamped in a minute. Queen Elizabeth's oak in Beddington-park has lately been felled. It was supposed to be more than a thousand years old and Queen Bess, in her frequent visits to Beddington-park, used often to sit underits wide-spread- ing branches, attended by her courtiers and favourites. PENSIONS TO ABYSSINIAN CAPTIVES —Lord Stanley before quitting office authorised the presentation of £ 5,000 to Mr Rassam, and zC2,000 each to Dr Blanc and Lieut. Prideaux, as compensation for their sufferings while in captivity in Abyssinia. St. Aidan's Theological College, Birkenhead, is to be closed, and after Christmas no more students will be received. It is said not to be improbable that the college may be reconstructed at some future time under the direction of the Bishop of Chester and Dean Howson. There has been a disastrous explosion on board a steam wherry, which was discharging bricks at a chymical works near South Shields. The boiler of the vessel blew up, and the crew, consisting of four men, were killed, the bodies being blown into the air, and the fragments .cattered on the adjoining house-tops. MEt BRIQHT'S SCIIUPLEs.The Echo says Pre- vious to his introduction the Queen was considerately pleased to inform Mr Bright that in deference to his religious scruples, as a member of the Society of Friends, she wished him not to kneel as is usual upon kissing the Sovereign's hand and accepting office. Mr Glad- stone and his colleagues were very graciously received." The ship Grand Bouny,|laden with a cargo for Africa, which included about 25,000 gallons of spirits and 1,900 kegs of gunpowder was wrecked off the port of destina- tion, and while on the sands a fire caused by spontaneous combustion broke out in close proximity to the gun- powder. The ship at the time was being relieved of her cargo, and when the alarm of fire was given many at once left her, but the captain (Capt. Chisholm) with great intrepidity set to work to discover the seat of the conflagration and extinguished it before much damage was done. The underwriters have sanctioned a charge of £ 105 as a gratuity to Captain Chisholm and the men who assisted him, and the Captain has also been presen- ted with a gold watch. PAUPERISM.—The quarterly statement as to pauperism has been issued. From it we find that the num- ber relieved in the last week of September was 927,239, an increase over the number relieved in the last week of Jane of 4,676. The paupers in receipt of relief on the last day of the last week of September were, in 1866, 842,860 in 1867, 872,6:!0 and in 1868,927,239, an increase of 54,019, or 6.5 per cent, over 1867, and, as compared with 1866, an increase of 84,379, or 10 per cent, The paupers in the metropolis numbered, in 1866, 105,827 in 1867, 117,849; and in 1868, 131,610. In 1868, the increase in the paupers as compared with those in 1867, was 13,761, or 11.7 per cent.; and on a com- parison with 1866, there was an increase of 25,783, or 24.4 per cent. An Irish vicar, whilst acknowledging the noble manner in which Lancashire did her duty in the late election, points out that the Irish Church has especial claims on Lancashire for support. He reminds us that when the American war brought famine to the operatives of the great manufacturing districts of this county, the Irish Church contributed liberally to their relief. In almost every church in Ireland appeals wore made, and generously responded to. He says that his own diocese is the weakest in all Ireland, and yet they sent over £ 1,000 through the bishop, independently of what was sent by other channels. The Roman Catholics, on the other hand, he siys, contributed nothing. FENIAN INPUDENCE.-A congress of Fenians has been sitting in Philadelphia, and the president, Geueral O'Neill—assuming the airs of a real republican chief- has sent a message to his Parliament. The documeut is a curiosity. It recommends that a commission should be appointed to confer with the representatives of the English Government, and demand from them with firmness and dignity," in the name of the Irish people, the recognition and acknowledgment of the indepen. dence of Ireland." General O'Neill's idea is that the hands of the Fenians will be greatly "strengthened by this procedure, because, if they are compelled to draw the sword, the world will universally acknowledge that they have exhausted every amicable means of averting war. It is wonderful that grown-up men can be got to act gravely in a farce of this kind. The new Lord Chancellor (Sir W. Page Wood) was one of the members of the Liberal Government enter- tained at dinner last week at Fishmongers' Hall, and in returning thanks for the toast of Her Majesty's Minis- ters he said he regretted that the high office which he held was not filled by a learned gentleman whose dis- tinguished talents as an advocate, whose sound and wise eloquence in the House of Commons, and whose integrity of character have clearly marked him out for the highest position in his profession, which he has been prevented from filling simply by the influence of motives on his own part which reflect upon him the utmost honour. In him (said Lord Hatherley) the Government would have an abler assistant and guide than I can pretend to be." His Lordship's allusion was to Sir Roundell Palmer. MB GLADSTONE'S MINISTRT TOO ARISTOCRATIC. -The Spectator acknowledges that the average Liberal opinion of the country is well represented in the Cabinet. Never- theless, all true Radicals, the constrnctive Radicals, who wish to see new ideas in power as well as new men, are conscious of a certain latent dissatisfaction with the new Government, a hesitation in giving it their full con- fidence, which had much better be openly expressed. The most Liberal among aristocrats have been chosen, but the Cabinet is almost as aristocratic as Mr Diaraeli's; among Commoners the least advanced have been care- fully selected and the man who most openly detests the popular power, who can scercely believe that two plus two are four because workmen also believe it, fills the second pliw-e. In the event of a difference of opinion within the sacred chamber itself, the least advanced side can rely on a clear majority; while on all questions of a social kind, education, labour, or State work, there are not in the Cabinet more than four votes—Mr Gladstone, Mr Bruce, Mr Childers, and Mr Goschen-whom the public can trust. Lord Clarendon is too vague, smooth, and sliding to please the Spectator as Foreign Secretary. Mr Goschea has yet to show whether he has sufficient in- flexibility of purpose for the Poor Law Board, and Mr Cardwell at the War Office is out of his element and a stranger to his work. The Reform League and their friends appear to be more remarkable for their patriotism than the graces of private life. To ask a man to dinner, and then to inform him that you withdraw the invitation because some people do not like him, does not seem to be a very free- hearted way of dispensing hospitalioy. The invited per- son might justly say that there was no necessity to ask him to dinner in the first instance, but having asked him it was desirable to treat him civilly. A little while ago certain members and friends of the Reform League pro- posed a working-man's banquet to Mr Iteverdy Johnson. This gentleman committed many years back the crime of having been born in Maryland, and for that be has never made suitable reparation. Therefore he is not popular with the Radical press anywhere. The reformers, finding that their favourite journals disap- proved Mr Johnson, whose conduct towards England has been marked by perfect cerdiality, decided on Thursday night that a deputation should wait on the Minister to inform him, in effect, that he is not worthy to be asked to dinner. This conduct may seem truly English and -'straightforward" to the denizens of No. 8, Adelphi-terrace, but most people will think that if the deputation which goes to Mr Johnson's house on an impertinent errand finds the door shut in its face, it will be very properly treated. Whatever complaint a section of Mr Reverdy Johnson's countrymen may have against him, he has given us no cause of offence. And what is it but an absurdity in any case for a clique of English- men to undertake to visit the discontent of Americans upon the head of their own Minister !-PAll Mall Gazette. RADICAL WORSHIP.—There is something marvellous in the fascination which Mr Gladstone appears to exer- cise over certain minds. They write about him with an enthusiasm which can only be described as erotic. What, for instance, can be said of the following passage from a really well-written article which appears in a con- spicuous part oi a journal intended for readers of an intelligent class Doubtless he has won the people's heart; they love his sensitive, impulsive nature; they are preud that a scholar so distinguished, a character so elevated, a. man so high above his fellows in moral reso- lution and sway of intellect, should woo them with such constant, passionate devotion. They love him as a girl loves such a. man feeling that he gives to them his heart—that his words do nut conceal but expose the very springs of his thought they obey a law of our nature which compels reciprocity in giving affection for affection. But like the lady of such a lover, they feel timid as to whither these surging impulses of his uncommon nature may lead them experience provokes the thought of danger, only instinct conveys reassurance." It certainly is a view of Mr Gladstone and his country to represent the one as a timid young girl, and the other as an ardent lover with whom the lady has a natural reluctance to trust herself alone, because she does not know what may come of the "surging impulses of his uncommon nature." It seems, however, that several writers of a more or less philosophical disposition are under the spell. As for the metaphysical young lady, she has not, apparently, much to learn, as we are told that experience provokes the thought of danger." -Pall Mall Gazette. Sir Harry Bulwer is about to write the life of Lord Palmerston. Mr Cobden's speeches will shortly be published, edited by the Right Hon. John Bright, M.P., and Mr Thorold Rogers. Mr Charles Dickens will be invited to a public ban- quet at Liverpool on the occasion of his farewell read- ings next month. The Morning Post announces that Sir Richard Mayne, the Chief Commissioner of Police, is about to have the dignity of baronet conferred upon him for bis long public services. The three judges appointed to try election petitions— viz., Mr Baron Martin, Mr Justice Willes, and Mr Jus- tice Blackburn-will, it is expected, meet before Christ- mas to arrange the order in which the several petitions will be taken. This arrangement being completed, the inquiries will commence at the earliest possible moment. Father Ignatius, being ousted from the church, preached on Sunday night at a music hall, which was crowded in every part. The rev. gentleman took for his text the concluding words of the 10th verse of the 25th chapter of St. Matthew—"The door was s hut." He were a monkish habit, and on the table on the plat- form was placed a crucifix, with long caudles burning on either side. On Saturday morning, at an early hour, an unusually high tide burst into the Thames Embankment works, between the Temple and Blaekfriars-bridge, broke off the piles, wrecked the floating stages, and did a good deal of damage to the works. A large number of men were engaged in puddling, but they were all able to escape before the water obtained tho mastery. The ac. cident is attributed to the backing or struts" being too weak to resist the unexpected pressure. The Pall Hall Gazette has no great idea of the utility of Mr Bright's services to the government That Mr Bright (says our contemporary) will be hampered in office by a responsibility which he must share equally with his colleagues cannot be doubted that his pre- sence in the Cabinet will give the Opposition frequent opportunities of vexation is also unquestionable; and we do not doubt that it is in view of all this, of all the portentous consequences of such a situation, for such a man, that Mr Bright's reluctance was so great. And it is obvious that the conseq uences to him, if carried to extremes, may be most inconvenient for the Cabinet itself. DESTRUCTIVE STORM.—TWENTY-SIX PERSONS KILLED IN A CHURCH.—A violent storm broke over Belgium three days back, and committed great ravages in almost all the towns of the kingdom. At Touruai, the roof of the Town-hall was partly carried away; at Namur, some lives are said to have been lost; at MODS, chimneys were blown d)wn and houses damaged, and several booths from the fair field were carried away at Bruges, the church, the hospital, and the theatre in addition to some factories and private dwellings suffered considerably. Also at Fritziar, near Cologne, the toiver of the church was blown down during mass, and several persons buried under the ruius. Sixteen corpses have already been got out, but ten more are still known to be there. A very curious charge of slander has hoen tried in the Court of Exchequer. The plaintiff was a Jewish butcher, and the defendant was Dr Xathan Adler, the chief rabbi in this country. It is probably well known that meat which is to be eaten by Jews must be killed by a person possessing particular moral and other quali- fications, and also be killed in a particular way. The defendant had refused to give his sanction to the plain- tiff selling meat to Jews, and, it was alleged, had em- ployed emissaries to warn his customers that what he sold was "trefa," or unclean meat, the consequence being that all his customer left him, and he had to close his shop. The case involved many curious details as to Jewish customs respecting butchers' meat; but the judge held that there was no evidence of slander, and told the jury to give a verdict in favour of the rabbi. But, he added, even if the rabbi had dissuaded his co- religionists to refrain from using the plaintiff's meat, he would have held it to be a privileged communication. The new Lord Chancellor, Lord Hatherley, is the second son of Sir Mathew IV ood, who sat for many years as member for London in the Liberal interest. It was be who, having acted as trustee of the Duke of Kent's affairs, first suggested to his Royal Highness. shortly before the birth of her present Majesty, the pro- priety of the Duke and Duchess coming over to Eugland, in order that the possible future neir to the throne of England might be born upon British soil. The Lord Chancellor was born in 1801, was called to the bar in 1827, and sat as M.P. for the city of Oxford for some years. He has been Solicitor-General, and was ap- pointed a Vice-Chancellor in 1853. He succeeded Lord Cairns as Lord Justice in the preseutyear, theappoiiitment being conferred upon him by the Conservative s. While not taking high rank as an orator his judicial ability is very great, and he is regarded almost with affection by the bar. His lordship—who, although not actually heir presumptive, is in remainder to the baronetcy of his great nephew, the present Sir Matthew Wood, of Riven- hall Place, Essex—married, in 1830, Charlotte, only daughter of Mr Edward Moor, of Great Bealingi, Suf- folk. SINGULAR PROCE rDIN(;s. D Li ring the last few days the town of Nottingham has been in a state of great excitement, in consequence of a rumour that a petition was auout to be presented by the Liberal against the return of Colonel Wright and Sir Robert Clifton. At first it was said that the petition bad been presented, but this proved to be a mistake, as, although it was taken up to London, at the last moment it w is with- drawn. The reason given by the Liberals for the with- drawal of the petition is that Colonel Wright, being in- formed that it was a very strong one, had agreed to resign his seat. This, however, is now denied. The cudgels have been taken up for Colonel Wright by Sir Robert Clifton. The following telegram from Sir Robert, who is in Loudou, has been posted ou the walls in Nottingham This night I have defended the Colonel from the intimidation of Seely and Richards. I shall call the attention of the House of Commons to it. As long as your general shall live the honour of Nottingham is safe in his hands." The Mr Seely alluded to is the son of Mr Charles Seely, M.P. for Lin- coln, and he was a candidate for Nottingham at the recent election. On Monday Sir Robert published a letter in which he says that a shameful attempt has been made to deprive Colonel Wright of his seat," and that, if the facts were known, it would reflect great disgrace upon all concerned in it.—Manchester Eximincr. RE-ELECTION OF MINISTERS TAKING OFFICE.—The Tinses thinks it is possible that the experience of the passing crisis may hasten the time when the necessity of re-election on taking office will be abolished, as a security of neither significance nor value in the present state of the constitution. What indeed, can be more evident than that a rule that applies to little more than half a ministry is not worth maintaining ? If sound policy requires that electors should approve the accept- ance of office by their representatives, the necessity ought to apply especially to those who are brought into office for the first time in subordinate positions. If we regard the question from another point of view, we can scarcely deny that if a member who becomes a Civil Lord of the Admiralty, or a Junior Lord of the Trea- sury must be sent back to his constituents, his fellow- member accepting the much more important post of Secretary to the Treasury, or Secretary to the Admiralty ought to be sent back also. The repeal of the Act of Anne, which thus eccentrically prescribes the necessity of re-election in some cases and neglects it in others, was, indeed, advocated in the course of the debates on Mr Disraeli's Reform Bill in 1867, but the House of Commons, though bold enough to do many things, shrank from the abolition of a statute the reason for which has long passed away, and left the task for ano- ther parliament to accomplish. ANOTHER EXPLOSION OF PARAFFINE ON A RAILWAY. —Another example of the terrible nature of the fluid which caused the deaths of the victims of the Abergele accident has just been afforded in an explosion which took place on Sunday morning last on the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway. It appears that on Saturday night a goods train left the Battersea depot of the company, and proceeded at five o'clock to Lon- don-bridge thence it was despatched with an additional quantity of goods, and proceeded on its journey to Brighton. The train arrived at Three Bridges, and a dripping noise having been some time previously been heard, the two guards (Harris and French) proceeded to discover whence it came, taking with them their lamps, but it is stated they had hardly commenced their investigation when a terrific explosion took place, and they were instantly enveloped in names. The explosion was heard for a considerable distance, and the other per- sons in charge of the train rushed to the assistance of the guards, when they were found to have been fearfully burnt. The porters and officials on duty with the trains and at the junction lent, of course, immediate assist- ance, and both the sufferers were at once sent to the Brighton Hospital. French was deeply burnt all over his body, and though, sensible and able to hold conversa- tion during Sunday, died the same night at half-past ten. Harris is very much burnt about the legs and arms, and his condition is most precarious. The flames did not spread much. The truck which contained the cask was completely destroyed with the whole of its contents, and the two adjacent trucks and what they bore were also damaged a good deal. The names are described to have lighted up the locality for miles around. The intensity of the heat was such that the hand-lamps held by the deceased and Harris were almost completely fused. The rails have been displaced and twisted, and the keys of the main down line, some score yards off, were touched and scorched by the liquid fire. The truck containing the inflammable material and its contents have been burned to what looks like a cinder heap, but the number and initials of the railway are yet distinguishable on one of the beams. There is but scant hope of Harris recovering. A man named Neill has been killed at Manchester in a fight with Carr, his master, who is in custody. Some agents of the Amnesty Committee" stationed themselves on Sunday at the doors of all the Roma Catholic churches in Dublin with a petition for the die. charge of the Fenian prisoners, which every one entering was importuned to sign. The request was disregarded by respectable people. The Rev. Philip Hains, of St. George's, Wigan, who was assaulted by au Orange mob during the election on account of his sentiments in favour of disestablishing the Irish Church, had made a charge against the police that they made no effort to protect him, and so failed in their public duty. The watch committee of the borough, having investigated the charges during two Sittings, came to the conclusion on Saturday that they were not proved, and called upon Mr Hains to retract them. Early in the morning of the 20th ult., the counting" house of the Rowsendale Print Works, at Rawtenstall near Bacup, in Lancashire, was broken open and robbed' the thieves obtaining zES51 in gold, silver, and copper money, I he plunder consisted of 450 sovereigns, loo half-sovereigns, £ u0 in silver, and zCl in copper, with all of which the depredators got clear off. A beer-house keeper of Liverpool, named Joseph Hayes, has been apprehended on suspicion of being concerned in the burglary. A signalling apparatus, for the regulation of street traffic has been elected in the middle of the road be- tween Bridge-street, and tireat George-street, West. minster. It is a column twenty feet high, with a gas lamp near the top, the design of which is the applica- tion of the semaphore principle to the public streets, at points where foot passengers have hitherto depended for their protection on the arm and gesticulations of a policeman. There is reason to believe that the Marquis of Salis- bury contemplates retiring from the chair of the Great Eastern Railway Company. The Marquis will probably continue in office, however, until the next half-yearly meeting. Mr G. W odehouse Currie, one of the direc- tors, is named as a probable future chairman. The com- pany will open its W hitechapel coal depot this week. At a meeting held in Dublin to advocate the purchase of Irish railways by the Government, Lord Clanricarde said that no matter what might be said about "the great questions of the day, the Irish people would ex. press their discontent and dissatisfaction if the railway question were to be thrown over to make room for the crotchets of what he would can a mistaken policy." There had, his lordsbip added, been a total suspension of railway business because of the prospects held out that there would be a change. SHOCKING TRAGEDY AT STAFFORD-On Monday after- noon a shocking tragedy was enacted at Stafford. It appears that Mr John lilakeman was the landlord of the Albion Inn, Marston-road, Stafford, where he had for some years resided with his wife. They seem to have led a very unhappy life. An altercation having taken place between them Blakeman struck her a terrific blow on the head with a hammer, knocking her down sense- less, and fracturing her skull in a frightful manner. Biakeman immediately made his escape, and a few hours afterwards the news reached Stafford that the body of a man was lying across the rails near a crossing on the London and Njrthwestern Railway, about two miles from Stafford. The body was identified as that of Blakeman. It was mangled in a shucking manner, hav- iug been passed over by the Irish mail. Mrs Blakeman still remains in a very precarious state. In retaliation for his being kept out of Parliament, Mr C. H. Frewen announces in a Leicester paper, that he is determined to wage war with fox.hunters. After describing how farmers have been ill-treated by the hunters, be goes on to advise the farmers to put iron wire in their fences. As regards myseif, I may be al- lowed to say that a few years ago I put down ten hunt- iug gates and built three bridges for the accommodation of the foxhunters. This last summer I took down one of these bridges and rebuilt it, so ag to make it more commodious, and what have I received it return ? Nothing but abuse and insult. If I had been treated in a manner that I think I had a right to expect, I would have paid the farmers in the immediate neigh- bourhood of Cold Overton a compensation for any in- juries done to them sooner than there should have been any unpleasantness with any of them but after the treatment that I have received I certainly am not likely to be found ever taking the part of the hunters again.' We are sorry to have to add that Mr Frewen is a Con- servative. INTERESTING FISHERY Qt:ESTIO:i.- The Special Fishery Commissioners at Carlisle have decided a ques- tion which has excited great interest amongst fishermen since the judgment a year ago that fixed engines for the capture of salmon were illegal. The question was whether certain nets, called half-nets, came within the meaning of fixed engines," as defined by tbe Salmon Fisheries Acts of 1861 and 1865. These nets are 14ft. or loft, long, with a beam (or baulk, as it is called) of the same length along the bottom, and three sticks, each about 4ft. long, running from the beam, and against which the net rests. At the extremity of the stick runs a cord, to which the net is attached. It is held against the bottom of the river by the fisherman, who stauds in the water up to his thighs in the tideway, aud when a fish strikes it, the touch can be felt by the fisherman, who holds a portion of the utt-, in his hand, and he immediately raises the net, on which the fbh is I caught in a pocket. The judgment of the commis- sioners was that the half-net was not a fixed net, for a man's legs, though kept steady by any amount of human endurance, could never be said to be fixed to the soil, even though the pules of his net be used to help iu steadying himself. It was obviously very hard work, and the fisherman was entitled to fish in that way if he liketf. As to the practice being liable to abuse by a number of men standing in a row across the stream, with that the commissioners had nothing to do. There was no such thing as a conspiracy to catch fish, if the catchiug was in a legal way, and at a legal time and place. They therefore came to the conclusion that a half-net was uot a fixed engine, and did not come within their jurisdiction. The decision will probably be ap- pealed against. The Graud Orange Lodge of Ireland have published three resolutions, signed Enniskillen, G. AL," and Given at the Orange Ihll," Dublin. They regard the act of union as "the charter of the rights of Ireland." To disestablish the Church would be, they say, to annul, caucel, and render void every word and article thereof. The Legislative Union of Ireland with Great Britain would thereafter be maintained by superior physical force solely, and no longer rest on the constitutional and moral basis of the will of the several nations parties thereto." Further, as it is solely by virtue of the third article of that act that the Imperial Parliament is constituted aud invested with legislative authority, upon the cancelling of that act, they contend, its func- tions as a Parliament would be extinguished." They, besides, pledge themselves to afford to her Majesty every aid and support in their power" in the event of our beloved monarch being placed in the trying and difficult position of being called upon t) refuse her as- sent to any measure brought before her." in their ad- drftz to the members of the institution throughout Ire. laud, the Lodge speak of the times as the most critical since the revolution of U>88. Questions of the relations between Church and State have been kept uppermost in men's minds, while another and far graver question lies underneath—the ascendancy of Papal power in this country." They add We may now look for the ex- clusion of all true Protestants from all place and power. We may expect *the judicial bench, the executive go- vernment, and the magistracy of Ireland will, ere long, be brought under the management and control of the Court of Rome." They see in the appointment of Mr O'Hagan to the Chancellorship a sample of what they have to expect. The intimacy and confidential relations well known to exist between the Chancellor and the Papal representative in the country—Cardinal Callen- lead us almost to look upon this appointment as virtu- ally uniting, as of old, in one the judicial and spiritual functions of the Papacy." They characterize the ap- pointmer.t as a direct insult," complain of the" merCI- less administration of an unwise statute" (alluding to the Party Processions Act), and bid their members recruit their ranks and keep within the law." THE MANUFACTURE OF WATCHES AXD CLOCKS. A most interesting and instructive little work, describing briefly, but with great clearness, the rise and progress of watch and clock making, has just been published by Mr J. W. Beuaon, of 25, Old Bond Street, W, Westbourne Grove, and the City Steam Factory, 58 and 60, Ludgate Hill. The book, which is profusely illustrated, gives a full description of the various kinds of watches and clocks, with their prices, and no one should make a purchase with- out visiting the above establishments or consulting this truly valuable work.. By its aid persons residing in any part of the United Kingdom, India, or the Colonies, are enabcld to select for themselves tho watch best adapted for their use, and have it sent to them with perfect safety. Mr Benson, who holds the appointment to the Prince of Wales, sends this pamphlet to any address on receipt of two postage stamps, and we cannot too strongly recom- mend it to the notice of intending purchaser. 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