~NARBEST H. LONGSTONE.—A very able, lucid, and earnest lecture was delivered at the Independent Chapel in this place on Tuesday cveninc, the lith inst, by Mr G. Williams, of the Kilgetty Iran Works, on the I Itevollitiori of 1688.' The chair was ablv filled by B. T. Williams, Esq, M.A., Barrister-at-Luw. NAUBERTII ROAD STATIOX.- The Mr was held on Monday last, and the cattle, sheep, and horses offered for smte far exceeded the expectation of the drovers, both in number and quality. Two and three years o d steers met wefli a ready sale at good prices, also the young store cattle. Fat" cows sold well; half-fat cows not so great li* demand. Several hundred sheep were also gold at good prices. Horses and cuttle also sold well, and many .changed hands. The pig fair, on Tne,-day. ,wcnt off well -bacon pigs were in good (iemand, and sold at fair 'prices. The farmers in the vicinity beg to return their iheartfelt ttianlig to the drovers (about sixty in number) ior their attendance, and the encouraging manner in 'which they transacted their husiucss. NARBKRTII CoUNTY COURT was held on the 5th inst, -before John Jolmes, Esq, Judge. — There were fifty plaints entered, but the only cases that came on for bear- ing were Chariatte Lloyd v. John Richard*. Order d to pay in ten mouths. Mr T. Lewis for plaintiff, and Mr U. Powell for defendant. Lewis Bowei v. David Mo?-M.— Ordered to pay immediately. Mr B. T. Williams in- structed by Mr T. Lewis for plaintiff, Mr O. Powell for defendant. John Owen v. David Evans. — This case created a little merriment; the plaintiff's particulars, among other items, containg a charge for three goats, two of which had been slaughtered by defendant, and Ill.' skin" ce,tivei-ted into a coat generally worn oy defendant on grand occasions. The defendant pleaded a set-on, which, however, was disallowed. Ordered to pay in three months. Mr T. Lewis for plaintiff, and Mr B. T. Wil- liams for defendant.
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not consider ourselves responsible fo r the opinions and sejitimcnts of our Correspondents.
SIR,-In the article on The Improvements of St. Mary's Church,' in your paper of yesterday, you say that within the last two years a sum of £ 200 has been subscribed for the restoration of the Tower of St Martin's Church.' This is not quite correct* the sum expended was CI91 17s 3d; the money actually contributed £148 19s 10d only, leaving a balance of £4;j 178 5d yet to be made up. I regret to say that a considerable part of the deficiency is at present borne by the gentleman to whose skilful and gratuitous services we are indebted for the successful execution of a work of great difficulty and danger. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, J. W. PHILLIPS. 5, Castle Terrace, November 5, 1859.
Snt,—The recent loss of the steam-ship Royai Char- ter,' and not much further back of the ship Pomona' in the St. George's Channel, both North of Milfori Haven, and in each case with hundreds of valuable lives, Heads me to wonder that some of the landed proprietors of the neighbourhood, or gentlemen connected with the shipping interest, have not taken steps to bring before the public more prominently the great advantages of this -magnificent harbour as a place of arrival and departure for large passenger ships, whereby they would save all that dangerous Channel navigation to which they are subject by going to Liverpool, London, or any of our great shipping ports. Only yesterday I read a letter in a London daily paper on the subject, written by a stranger, and, as he stated, in no way interested in the place, and in the same paper I noticed an editorial remark on a little pampelet, just being issued to the public by Mr Effingham Wilson, of the Royal Exchange, London, en- titled Milford Haven and Brunswick ia Georgia, U.S.' The thought strikes me that much good for the port might be done if something like this little book were got up and well distributed over the whole kingdom, and especially in those parts of it where the greatest number of emigrants are known to go from. The book should be got up cheap enough to be sold by the many mendicant pamphlet and tract hawkers, who go through the country, with whom I have no doubt they would meet with a 4arge and ready sale. Suppose it were to be connected with a small map shewing the position of the different ports; next a detailed report of the loss of the above two ships with their valuable living freights; then a few words on the dangers of each of the Channels which these vessels usually depart from and arrive at; and to close with a description of Milford Haven shewing the absence of Channel navigation, sand banks, shoals or bars to cross, and its easy and safe access at any time of tide and with almost any wind. If the thing cannot be got up to pay a publisher, I would suggest that a sum of money be subscribed to meet the first expense. Should you think the foregoing hints worthy of a corner in your valuable paper they might meet the eye of some party who could turn them to some advantage for the good of this great but neglected Haven. With my card enclosed, I remain, Sir, yours very truly, J. H. T. Pembroke-Dock, November 3, 1859.
THE IMPROVEMENTS OF ST. MARY'S CHURCH. SlR,-I beg to thank you very sincerely for your article on this subject, which appeared in the Herald of last week. As soon as I found that an effort was about, to be made to ornament St Mary's Church I addressed a letter to the Editor of the Telegraph, urging the prior claim of St Martin's Church to the sympathies and support of the public my simple plea being that what we contemplate doing to St Martin's (' the oldest place of worship in the town') is absolutely requisite to render it fit for the per- formance of Divine worship, and that the parishioners of St Mary's know this to be the fact, having recently occu- pied St Martin whilst their own church was being re- paired- thev, moreover, knew that steps were being taken to raise funds for the purpose before they had made any stir to carry out their ideas with reference to St Mary. (But by the bye, I now find that it is not contemplated to pull down the police Station, and I cannot see that the removal of the Council Chamber will he any great improvement, whilst the building which hides it, and a great portion of the north side of the Church is allowed to stand) I also agree with you that until the Pem- brokeshire Infirmary is fairly established-which I con- sider of the greatest moment-all that the correspondents of the Telegraph have said, or can say to the contrary, notwithstandillg.-all mere ornamental work should be laid aside. Next in importance to the Infirmary, 1 con- sider that' the subject of a better supply of water for the town should engage the attention of the authorities and philanthropists of Haverfordwest. During the summer months some parts of this town are as badly off for water as any town in the kingdom-the water not only being scarce, but that which is obtainable is quite unfit for use. A very general move is now being made throughout the country to erect drinking fountains in the streets; but I believe, if any benevolent individuals wished to erect such fountains in this town, the needful supply of water could not be obtained. Until St Martin's Church is put in a proper condition for the decent performance of Divine worship, and until we have an Infirmary for the afflicted poor, and a plentiful supply of pure water in every portion of the town, without which the population cannot be cleanly, healthy, and happy, let mere ornamental work wait, is the advice of Yours, &c, A ST. MARTIN'S BOY. Haverfordwest, November 10, 1859.
gIR In the last impression of your Paper there ap- peared an article upon the great calls for subscriptions to different public purposes at present agitated in this town, and upon which I have heard various opinions expressed. For my own part, 1 can see no reason why a Committee should not, if they can, carry out the decoration of a town; but I do think that it is better to do one thing well, andpayfor it, than to attempt too many, and bur- den, not only ourselves, but many of our neighbours, I have always tried what I could to render Haverfordwest as comfortable and clean as any town in its circumstances could be—indeed, I have subscribed more to public im- provements than I ought to have done. I remember the time when the Drawbridge and its approaches were cer- tainly a disgrace to the town. I remember, however, previously to this, the Church of St Mary requiring new windows, &c, &c. These repairs on St Mary's Church, which were accomplished, have to my knowledge never yet been paid for, the churchwardens for the time being, in some way or another, having evaded the enforcement thereof.* With regard to the New Bridge improvement (which it certainly was) I believe that the town has had ample time for appreciating the estimated cost and the actual. If I remember rightly, the original estimate for the Bridge improvement did not exceed £:2,00:). whilst its actual cost, including approaches, has amounted to at least X12,000, besides the loss of tolls and the present liability thereon. If I have made a mistake in this I should be glad to be put straight in the matter. I know that the late Lord Milford alone subscribed £50Li, gave up the old Draw Bridge (worth £ 1,000) and gave the land on the east side for an approach, and I won't be Sure whether he did not give another £500, subsequently. Capt Ackland, and indeed all the gentry in the county, and the people of the town (with a few exceptions) subscribed an amount far above the original estimate. What is the Consequence of all this? The people tf St Maij s parish enjoy light from windows that have never been paid for; the people of the town enjoy a New Bridge and ap- proaches, after having paid for it hadsomely in the first Place, and with still paying and having to pay dally for this said accommodation. I do not exactly understand the Bridge Act—not being a lawyer, but if my memory is faithful, I think the lessee ought to have rendered all account in June last. Has he done so? I would now have a say with regard to the content- Pitted improvements, &c. I will begin with the InfL-
ni.iry:-I feir niiieli that the amount requisite ( £ 5,000) will not be forthcoming, and that it will consequently be a failure. This I am sorry for, as the matter is of con- sequence to our poorer brethren. 1 will m.w speak of St Martin's Church:—This is a matter worth more than a common notice-it is the oldest church in the town—it is a church situate in a district rampant with Dissent— and is almost in utter ruins. It is an ornament, how- ever, to the town. and if put in proper condition may tend to induce Dissenters from the error of their ways. Of St Mary's Church 1 can only say that it is a credit to the town and neighbourhood it wants the exclusion in occupation of pews of non-residents in favour of parish- ioners the clergyman is all that could be wished; but there are a few actually necessary repairs which ought to have the pull' over fanciful ones. I trust that I shall not be considered as wishing in any way to damage the interests of the Church in this town, by alluding as above—my simple reason being to dissuade sanguine parties from committing themselves. Your obedient servant, A ST. MAIn's PARISHIONER. Note.—Mr C. Brigstocke, of Carmarthen, then resi- dent here, has never been paid.
HAVERFORDWEST MARKET. oaturdayi Psov. 5, 1859. Wheat brought to Market 447 Barley brought to Market 550 „ Unsold. 59 Unsold 80 „ Sold 415 Sold 4i0 a. d. s. n. s. d. s. d. Best Wheat 5 8 to 5 10 Best Barley 3 10 4 0 Good ditto 5 6 5 6 Good ditto 3 S „ 8 0 Inferior ditto 4 8 i 0 Inferior ditto 3 0 3 -6
BIRTHS. MARRIAGES^ & DEATHS BIRTHS On the 5th inst. the wife of A Wiele, Esq, of Her Majesty's Dockyard, of twins (daughters). On tht 8th inst., at Market-street, in this town, the wife of Mr David Powell, currier, of a son. Lately, at liobeston Wathan,the wife of Mr B. Howell, of a son. On the Gth inst, at Market-square, Narberth. the wife of Mr John Roblin, Currier, of a daughter. On the 8th inst, at Plaindealings. Narberth, the wife of Mr John Lewis, Builder, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. On the -5th inst, at Mydrim, by the Rev. T. R Jenkins, rector, John Foott, Esq, of the ,24th regiment of infantry, son of the late Thomas Wade Foott, Esq, of Springfort House, CountyrCork, to Eliza Anne, youngest daughter of the late George Thompson, Esq, Tenby, formerly of Her Majesty's 16th Lancers, and grand-daughter of the Jate Ross Thompson, Esq of Laurenceton House, County Down, Ireland. Lately, at St. John's, Pembroke Dock, hy the Rev. G. F. Kelly, A.M., Lieut. Stuart, of the tilst Regiment, to Ann, youngest daughter of Mr James Huzzey. DEATHS. On the 3rd inst, at North End, Fulham, of consumption. aged 1G years, Sophia Georgina, the beloved younger daughter of R. P. Braine, Esq, of the Admiralty. Somerset House, and grand-daughter of the late T. S. Philipps, Esq, of Jeffrcston and Lampeter Velfrey, in the county of Pembroke. On the 8th inst, the wife of A. Wiele, Esq, of Her Majesty's Dockyard, Pembroke Dock.
EVENING EXPRESS. COMMERCIAL NEWS.—On 'Change. — Tallow, rather firm 58s 6d on the spot, "8s 3d to 58s 6d forward delivery- Linseed Oi I, 27s 3d, rather few buyers. Petals unaltered. About 1,90,) boxes Havannah Sugar sold at previous termsi A floating cargo of 3,800 boxes, new firsts, sold for Trieste at 55s. 600 bags of Saltpetre, 4J per cent at 1 2 37s 6d, 5^ at 37s. sOO bags of Bengal llice sold at short prompts at 8s (id, being (id under late rates. Mexican dollars, per La Plata, sold at 5s ljd. 2 STOCK EXCHANGE.—Cousols closed after official hours, 9fif, 1, Ocean Marine Insurance shares advanced to l, premium. Little doing on Paris Bourse. Rentes. 70 20,70 15.
SHIPPING NEWS. Temara, steamer, from London to Belfast, arrived at Falmouth, to-day, with boiler burst.
LEGAL NEWS. COURT OF EXCHEQUER. — This day.-Swinfen versus Lord Chelmsford. — Application for a new tria\ The Lord Chief Baron said that on the trial lie had laid it down that, provided an advocate acted bona fide, he was entitled to a verdict in case of complaint, and on that point only there ought to be a rule. Rule granted accordingly. The Globe says the report that Smethurst will receive a free 1 ardon is not correct. The case has not yet in any way been disposed of.
HUNT IN Q A PPO I NT MENTS. Mr Lort Phillips's Hounds will meet on Monday at Hundleton Village; on Wednesday at Picton; on Fri- day at Waddock Earths; each day at half-past ten. The U.H.C. Hounds will meet 011 Tuesday at Gloync, near Narberth; on Friday at PIa=, Panthowell; each day at ten o'clock.
ESTABLISHED UPWARDS OF THIRTY YEARS. JAMES SCURLOCK, TAILOR AND WOOLLEN DRAPER GOA T STREET, IIA VERFORD WEST. MR. JAMES RIBBON, Teacher of the Piano-Forte, Violin, & Violoncell Piano-Fortes Tuned. RESIDENCE-ST. THOMAS-STREET, HAVERFORDWEST D. E. JAMES, VETEEINAEY, SUEGEON, HAVERFORDWEST. HENRY PHIL POTT, Land Agent, Surveyor, Lithographer, &c., 8, VICTORIA PLACE, HAVERFORDWEST. WANTED A SITUATION, AS Coachman and Groom, one who thoroughh- un derstands his business. Satisfactory references can be given.—For further particulars apply to the Office of this Paper. NOTICE. A LL Persons having claims upon Mr George Stone, 1\. Senior, of Fielding Lodge, Tenby, are requested to send in their accounts to my Oflce, at Bank House, Tenby, before the 18th inst., when they will be examined and discharged. RICHARD BLACKSTONE JENKINS, Agent. PEMBROKESHlRE. MR. HENRY PHILLIPS Has received instructions from Miss A. M. Allen Philipps, (who intends leaving her present residence) to SELL BY AUCTION, at POPE HILL HOUSE, in the parish of Johnston, on Friday next, the 18th of Novem- ber, 1859, rpHE undermentioned Dairy Cows, and other effects, comprising 4 prime milch cows, 4 fine calves, 2 store pigs, pony carriage and harness, dairy utensils, pig troughs, and numerous other effects not particalarized. 0 Sale to commence at two o'clock p.m. precisely. Three months' credit, subject to conditions of sale, the pur- chase moneys to be paid to the Auctioneer, at his Offices, Hill-street. Hill-street, Haverfordwest, 11th November, 1859. PEMBROKESHIRE. IMPORTANT SALE OF WOOD. WALTER REYNOLDS Has received instructions of the Rev. C. H. Barham, to SELL BY AUCTION, on Friday, the 25th of November, 185.0, at TRECWN, in the parish of Llanfairnant y-gof, ABOUT 300 Lots of TIMBER, consisting of prime Larch and Spruce, suitable for Builders, Con- tractors, Farmers, and others, with several Lots of small Poles,-all made up in common lots to suit purchasers. An early attendance is requested, as the whole must be sold in one day; the sale will therefore commence at 11 o'clock precisely. Credit will be given subject to the conditions of sale, and the purchase money to be paid to the Auctioneer. N.B -It is respectfully requested that no Dogs be brought to the Wood on the day of sale. Haverfordwest, 10th November, 1859. HORD'S THEATRE, PEMBROKE-DOCK. OPEN EVERY EVENING WITH A CHANGE OF PERFORMANCE. On Monday, November 13th, Will be produced a splendid Drama, entitled THE INCHCAPE BELL, OR THE DUMB BOY OF THE ROCKS; Singing and Dano^& To conclude with the laugbsSS^Farce called THE MERRY MILLER. Tuesday Evening, November 14th, MICHAEL ERL, OR THE MANIAC LOVER; Singing and Dancing; With the laughable Farce called THE QUEER SUBJECT. Reserved Seats, Is 6d Boxes, Is; Pit, 6d; Gallery, 3d. PEMBROKESHIRE, TO WIT. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, r¥"MIAT application will be made to Her Majesty's JL Justices of the Peace assembled at the next prac- ticable Quarter Sessions, in and for the County of Pem- broke, at the Shire Hali, Haverfordwest, for an order for stopping up a certain public Highway situate, lying, and being in the parish of Minwere, in the said County of Pembroke, commencing at or near a certain place where a Stream of Water, near Blackpool Mill, dividing the several parishes of Newton, in the said County, and Min- were aforesaid, crosses the said Highway, and ending at or near a certain place, at the top of a Lane, called Noga Lane, where a certain gate marks the boundary between the said parish of Minwere and the parish of Martletwy, in the said county, such Highway being unnecessary, and that the Certificate of two Justices having viewed the the said Highway so proposed to be stopped up, with the plan of the said Highway, will be Lodged with the Clerk of the Peace for the said County on the fifth day of De- cember, one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine. Given under our hands this seventh day of November, in the year ot our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine. t Surveyors of the High- THEOPHILUS LLKWIIELIN,) ways of the said parish DAVID RICHARDS, of M inwere. in the said County of Pembroke. THEOPHILUS LLKWIIELIN,) ways of the said parish DAVID RICHARDS, of M inwere. in the said County of Pembroke. PEMBROKESHIRE TO WIT. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, f PHAT application will be made to Her Majesty s L Justices of the Peace assembled at the next prac- ticable Quarter Sessions, in and for the County of Pem- broke, at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, for an order for diverting, turning, arid stopping up a certain part o a certain Highway situate, lying, and being in the parish of Coed can las, in the said County, leadingfrom Langum Ferry, towards and unto the Villages of Lawrenny and Cresswell, commencing at or near Langum Ferry afore- said, at a Cottage in the occupation of George Jiynon, and proceeding thence in a north-eastwardly direction for a distance of 20U yards or thereabouts, bounded on both sides by land ia the occupation of tlelen Lewiis, widow, and then further in a east ward ly d I cction for a. distance of 178 yards or thereabouts, and bounded on I,he north by a field called Acorn i.eys.and on the south by a field called Stoney Park, both being part of the farm of Coedcanlas, in the occupation of it).am George, and of making a new public Highway com- mencing at or near the said Cottage occupied by the said George Eynon, and proceeding thence in an eastwardly direction for a distance of 352 yards or thereabouts, first through the garden attached te the taid ^t^ge, then across the lower part of the said field called St cy ark, then in a north-east direction £ arf9 or thereabouts through the said field called ey Bark, and then through part of another field called Lower Old Wood, also part of the said farm of Coedcanlas, and which said new public Highway will be more safe, com- modious, and advantageous to Her Majesty s liege sub- jects. And that the certificate of two of Her Majesty s Justices of the Peace acting in and for the said County of Pembroke, of their having viewed the old and proposed new public Highway, setting lorth the reasons of such diversion, turning, and stopping op ot the old Highway, and of forming and making the proposed New Highway, with the plan of the old and proposed new Highway, will be lodged with the Clerk of the Peace of the County of Pembroke, on the fifth day of December, 1859. Given under our hands this 7th day of November, 1859. surveyors of the High- ways of the said parish of Coedcanlas,, in the eaidCounty of Pembroke LECTURES ON CREATIO N. MR. J. D. BROWN INTENDS EESUMING HIS LECTURES ON CEEATION, ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 16th. After a short review of the first Lecture, he will take up the subject of Light, and complete the Mineral Kingdom. To begin at Eight precisely. Tickets, Is each; the course of Three Lectures, 2s 6d; to be had at the Offices of the Pembrokeshire Hei-ald and Telegraph newspapers, and of Mr Perkins, Bookseller. The Lecturer takes this opportunity of thanking those kind friends by whose spontaneous generosity he has been assisted to pay off the debt he undertook to liquidate. But having prepared those Lectures, he has been induced to give them for the benefit of the Infirmary, and hopes the object may achieve what the.subject probably will fail to eficet He deeply regrets the blunder in advertising that disappointed so many on Wednesday night, especially those who came from a distance, and trusts no untoward circumstances may again interfere. CANAL COAL. EO. N. HASSELL has a few Tons of '■First qualit T Canal Coal' in Store.—Apply immediately. 11, Cambrian Place, Haverfordwest, Sept. 12, 1859. TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS. WANTED, in the Drapery Trade, a respectable Youth as an Apprentice.—Apply to George Jones, Pembroke, November 1859. NOTICE TO FARMERS. HARRIES & PALMER are buyers of good samples of Wheat; also Butter and Cheese. They will at- tend at all the Markets as before advertised. SERVANTS WANTED. AS general In-door Servant, out of livery, a steady Man also a good Cook.—Address, stating age, wages, and reference, A.W., Post Office, Aberystwyth. PEMBROKESHIRE HUNT MEETING. I THE Annual Pembrokeshire Hunt Meeting will take place in the week commencing the 21st of Novem- ber. Balls and Ordinaries as usual. O. LORT PHILLIPS, ) 0. ARTHUR S. DAVIES, Stewards. HSHGUAFID, THOMAS DAVIES begs respectfully to inform his Friends and the Public generally, that he has taken out a Licence for, and practising as, an AUCTIONEER; and trusts, by attention to business to merit the support of all. N.B.—Sales guaranteed, Advances made, &c., &c. WHITE'S VEGETABLE ESSENCE, OR LIQUID BLISTER, is confidently recommended for the Speedy Removal of Curbs, Splints, Spavins, Sore Throats, Swellings, Strains of the Back Sinews, and General Lameness in Horses. It is warranted neither to blemish nor injure the Hair, and the Horse can be worked during its application, as there is not the slightest danger of his gnawing the part affected. May be had only of John P. Eminent, Dew-street, Haverfordwest. NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS. ALL Persons indebted to the Estate of the late Mr D. V. Nicholas, of Fishgard, (deceased), are re- quested to pay their respective amounts forthwith into the hands of the Executors, Capt. William George, or Capt. W. P. Nicholas, of Fishguard, aforesaid; also, all the Creditors of the said deceased are requested to bring in their claims to the said executors without delay, to be adjusted and settled. Fishguard, October 19th, 1859. REV. JOHN COLE'S SERMONS, 12mo, 281 pp, Price 4s 6d. PAROCHIAL SERMONS, by the Rev. John Cole, P M.A., of Saint John's College, Cambridge, and Curate of West Alvington, North Devon. Plymouth, Roger Lidstone; Exeter, W. Clifford; Cal- lington, E. Phips; London and Oxford, J. H. and James Parker; Louth, John Shepherd; Tavistock, G. Spencer; Kingsbridge, G. H. King; Cambridge, Macmillan and Co.; and all Booksellers. PEMBROKESHIRE. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. rno BE SOLD BY AUCTION, in the course of this X month, by MR W. REYNOLDS, at SEALYHAM, in the parish of St Dogmells, several lots of very fine ¡ TIMBER, consisting of Oak, Ash, and Elm, of many years' growth, and suitable for Farmers, Joiners, Agri- cultural Implement Makers, and others. For further particulars see future handbills. For further particulars see future handbills. Haverfordwest, 2nd November, 1859. CASE OF STRONG NECESSITY. ST- MARTIN'S CHUECfl, HAVERFORDWEST. IlHIS Church, consisting of a Nave, Chancel, and South Aisle, and capable of accommodating 600 persons, is throughout in a ruinous condition. In 1857 the Tower was found to be in a dangerous state, and a sum of £ 194 was expended in its repair, and it is now effectually secured, but the spire is yet untouched and is much decayed. The walls, with the exception of the South wall, have given way, the whole roof is failing, the dry rot is active in several parts of the wood-work in the interior, and some of the seats have fallen to pieces. An Architect of much experience, on a visit to this town last summer, inspected the building, and kindly furnished reports with a simple plan for the repairs that are indispensable. He states that at present the Church is positively unhealthy from damp, and all the wood- work is now nearly in ruin from rot; that as to the remainder of the Church it requires extensive repairs to prevent its falling speedily into ruin past cure. The roof and walls are in a sad condition. The necessity for exertion to preserve this bulding, said to be oldest House of Prayer in the town, is suffi- ciently clear and strong; but a sum of £1,000, at the least, is required to put the structure in simply proper repair for worship. This sum cannot be altogether raised at home. A Church Rate has been refused, and subscriptions which, with a voluntary rate, were freely given in the parish and neighbourhood towards tha repair of the Tower, cannot be looked for so soon again to meet the requisite outlay. The population is over 2000, but consists chiefly of poor people. The annual income of the Incumbency, a Perpetual Curacy, is only JE86. The Tithes go to an Impropriator, resident in America. Under these circumstances, this statement is respect- fully submitted to strangers as well as to inhabitants and neighbours, with an earnest request that those whom God has entrusted with means, will regard with kindly interest the ruinous state of this Church, and assist those wtio are anxious to effect these necessary repairs, but are themselves quite unable. SAMUEL OWEN MEABES, P. Curate. HENRY MATHIAS, ) 3 RICHARD EVANS, J Churchwardens. Messrs. Walters and Messrs. Wilkins, Bankers, Haver- fordwest, have kindly consented to receive subscriptions. Haverfordwest, Oct. 1859. ABERYSTWYTH HUNT WEEK, EACES, AND STEEPLE CHASES, WILT, COMMENCE (WEATHER PERMITTING) ON MONDAY, THE 23rd OF JANUARY, 1860. WILLIAM CHAMBERS, AND HERBERT VAUGHAN, ESQRS, STEWARDS. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, the Gogerddan Hounds will Meet. Three Horses (the property of different owners) to start for each race, or the public money will not be added. ON TUESDAY. THE OPEN STEEPLE CHASE, Of 100 sovereigns, added to a handicap sweepstakes of 10 sovereigns each, 7 forfeit, and only 2 if declared. The second horse to save his stake. Over about four miles of fair hunting country. The winner to pay 20 sove- reigns towards expenses. To close and name to the Secretary at Aberystwyth, on or before Wednesday, the 7th of December, enclosing the 2 sovereigns for- feit. Weights to appear in Bell's Life, &c, on the loth of December, and the declaration of forfeit to be made on or before the 3rd of January. THE ABERYSTWYTH SELLING STAKES, Of 5 sovereigns each, with 20 sovereigns added second horse to save his stake. Heats, once round and a dis- tance, over the Race Course. Three years old, lOst; four, list 21bs; five, list 91b; six and aged 12st. The winner to be sold for £150; if entered to be sold for £ 100, allowed 51bs if for .e80.9tbs; if for £ 60, 141bs; if for £40, £ 20lbs; it for £30 2Slbs; the winner of the Open to carry 7lbs extra. The winner to be sold by Auction after the race, and the surplus, if any, to go to the fund. The entries to be made in writing to the Secretary, on Monday evening previous to the races, at the Gogerddan Arms, between the hours of eight and ten. ON THURSDAY, THE M E M B 15 K S' PLATE, A handicap of 5 sovereigns each, 2 forfeit, if declared on or before the 3rd of January, with 50 sovereigns added. The winner to pay 7 sovereigns to the fund. The second horse to save his stake. Over four miles of country. The winner of the Open Steeple Chase to carry 10lbs extra. To close and name, and weights to appear, as in the Open Steeple Chase. THE GOGERDDAX STAKES, Of 20 sovereigns, the gift 6f Pryse Loveden, Esq, added to a sweepstakes of 3 sovereigns each, 1 forfeit. Two miles on the Race Course. If five start the second horse to mve his stake. To be handicapped by the Stewards or whom they may appoint. Amateur riders allowed 5lbs. To close and name as for the Aber- ystwyth Selling Stakes, and the weights to be declared by nine o'clock on Thursday morning. TIlE CONSOLATION STAKES, Of 3 sovereigns each, with a Purse added by the Ladies, forced for the winners of each race, and free to;" any other horse. Three miles over the Race Course, with six leaps over hurdles. To be handicapped imme- diately alter the previous race. Ordinaries on Tuesday and Thursday.—Balls on Wed- nesday and Friday. JOHN DAVIES. Secwtury and Clerk of the Course. PEMBROKE CHRISTMAS FAT CATTLE SHOW WILL be held in the Castle Green, (kindly lent for the occasion cy J. W. Paynter, Esq,) weather per- mitting. on Wednesday, the ;X)Lli of November, 1859, President—E. Miiehouse, Esq, Four Prizes will be awarded for the Fattest Oxen, Steers, or Spayed Heifers—Entrance, 10s. Four Prizes will be awarded for the Fattest Cows.- Entrance, 10s. Two Prizes will be awarded for a Pen of Three Fattest Yearling Wethers or Maiden Ewes, of the long-wool breed.—Entrance, 2s Gd. Three Prizes will be awarded for a Pen of Three Fattest Yearling Wetheis or Maiden Ewes, of the short-wool breed.—Entrance, 2s 6d. Three Prizes will be awarded for the Fattest Hog or Spayed Sow.—Entrance, Cs (jd. The Cattle to be in the Castle Yard at eleven o'clock. a.m., Pembroke time. All Cattle entering the Show Yard, to be the property of Subscribers; and those winning prizes to be offered for Sale by Public Auction (bona fide), before leaving the Yard, or the premium will not be awarded. All entries to be made to the Secretary, on or before six o'clock on Saturday evening, the 26th instant. The Judges will commence their inspection at half. past eleven o'clock; and the public will be admitted they have made their award. The Ordinary will take place at the Dragon Hotel, at immediately two o'clock, p.m. JONAS DAWKINS, j Pembroke, Nov. 5, 1859. Hon. Secretary. MILFORD HAVEN RAILWAY AND DOCKS. (Incorporation of New Company; Railway from the Miiford Railway to Newton Noves, in Milford Haven; Embankment of Castle Pill; Construction of Docks; Traffic and other arrangements with the Milford Rail- way Company, the South Wales Railway Company, and the Great Western Railway Company, and Power to use the Railways of those Companies Power to those Companies to Contribute; Amendment of Acts.) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, rI"^HAT application is intenied to be made to Parlia- _L ment in the ensuing Session for an Act for the several purposes following or some of them (that is to say):— To incorporate a Company for the purpose of carrying the Act so intended to be applied for into execution: To enable the intended Company to make and main- tain a Railway, with all proper stations, sidings, staiths, drops, approaches, and other works and conveniences connected therewith, commencing from and out of the Railway authorized by the Miiford Railway Act, 1856," at or near the intended termination thereof, on or near 'I the shore of Priory Pill at Miiford, in the parish of Steynton, in the county of Pembroke, and terminating at or upon the Pier to be constructed, as next hereinafter described, in the parish of Llanstadwell and waters of Milford Haven, or one of them; and a Pier extending from the southern extremity of the point of land known as Newton Noyes, for a distance of 220 yards, or there- abouts, in a southerly direction, into the waters of Mil- ford Haven; which intended Railway Pier and Works will pass from, in, through, or into, or be situated within the several parishes, townships, and extra parochial or other places following, or some of them (that is to say) Hubberston, Steynton, Miiford, Miiford Haven, and Llanstadwell, all in the county of Pembroke: Also, to authorize the embanking, altering, improving, and deepening of a portion of the Pill or Creek in Mil- ford Haven known as Castle Pill, between the mouth of the said Pill and a point thereon about 240 yards from the mouth thereof, and situate within tbe parishes and extra I parochial or other places of Steynton and Llanstadwell, or one of them, in the county cf Pembroke; and for such purpose to authorize the construction and execution in or I upon the bed or site of such Pill, and also on the b inks thereof between the points aforesaid, all necessary ex- cavations, cuts, locks, culverts, drains, sluices, walls, and other works which intended works will be situate within the parishes, townships, and extra-parochial or other places aforesaid, or some or one of them Also, to enable the intended Company to construct and maintain upon the lands to be acquired under the authority of the said Act, or some of them, a Dock or Docks, and Tidal Basin, with all proper entrances, cuts, locks, gates,,sluices, sewers, dams, piers, jetties. quays, wharfs, stages, staiths, drops, slips, stairs, walls, bridges, approaches, and other works and conveniences connected with or for the purposes of the said intended Docks and Tidal Basin, or in connection with Castle Pill aforesaid; which said intended Docks and Basin and other works will be situate at or near the mouth of Castle Pill aforesaid, and in the waters of Milford Haven, and within the several parishes, and extra-parochial or other places of Steynton. Llanstadwell, and Milford Havea aforesaid, or some or one of them: Also, for dredging, deepening, and improving a portion of Milford Haven, lying adjacent or near to the said in- tended Pier, Docks, and Basin, and forming the approach or entrance thereto, and for preventing any obstruction or impediment in or to such approach or entrance: Also, to enable the intended Company to purchase or acquire lands, buildings, and heriditaments by compul. sisn or agreement, for the purposes of the Act, or any of them, and to vary, repeal, or extinguish all existing rights or privilegE s, in any mannner connected with the lands, buildings, and hereditaments proposed to be pur- chased or taken, or which would in any manner impede or interfere with the objects of the said intended Act, or any of them and to confer other rights and privileges: And to enable the intended Company to alter, divert, or stop up all turnpike and other roads, railways, tram- ways, aqueducts, canals, streams, rivers, creeks, drains, and embankments within or aJjoining to the aforesaid parishes, townships, and extra-parochial or other places, or any of them, with which it may be necessary to inter- fere in carrying the said intended Act into execution: And to enable the intended Company to levy tolls, rates, dues, duties, and charges, and to demand other payments for and in respect of the said iutended Railway Docks, Basin, and other works, and the conveniences and accommodation connected therewith, and to alter existing tolls, rates, dues, duties, and charges, and to grant exemptions from the payment thereof; and to make and enforce bye-laws, rules, and regulations for the manage- ment, use, and safety of the said intended works, con- veniences, and accommodation, and with reference to the navigation, anchorage, and mooring of vessels: Also, to enable the intended Company to raise money for all or any of the purposes of the intended Act by the creation and issue of shares in their undertaking, or by mortgage or bond, or by such other means as Parliament shall authorize or direct: Also, to empower the intended Company, and all per- sons lawfully using the Railway of that Company, to run us over and use, with engines, carriages, waggons, officers,and servants, all or any part of the Railways now or here- after belonging to the Miiford Railway Company, the South Wales Railway Company, and the Great Western Railway Company respectively, and all stations, plat forms, sidings, warehouses, booking and other offices, watering-places, water and other works and conveniences connected therewith, upon payment of such sum or sums of money, or other consideration, as may be settled by agreement, or, in default thereof, by arbitration-, and to empower the three last-mentioned Companies, or other persons using their Railways, in like manner and upon like terms, to run over and use the Railway and other works of the intended Company Also, to empower the intended Company on the one hand, and the Mifford Railway Company, the South Wales Railway Company, and the Great Western Railway Company, or one or mure of them, on tbe other hand, to make and enter into agreements and arrangements with reference to the interchange and transmission of traffic, and the division and apportionments of receipts arising from traffic, and with reference to the construction, maintenance, use, occupation and working of the Railway Docks. Basin, and other works of the intended Company' and with reference to the supply of plant and rolling stock: Also, to enable the Milford, the South Wales, and the Great Western Railway Companies, respectively, to contri- bute funds for or towards the purposes of the said intended Act, or to guarantee interest or dividend on all or any part of the Share Capital and Mortgage or Bond debt of the Company. Also, if need be, to alter, amend, enlarge, and in part repeal all or some of the powers and provisions of the "Miiford Railway Act, 8.')6," and of the following Acts, or some of them, relating to or directly or indirectly affecting the South Wales Railway Company—(that is to say) Local and Personal Acts, 18 and 19 Vict., cap. 98, and 21 and 22Yict.. cap. 146; also, to repeal, alter, or amend all or some of the provisions of an Act, 30 Geo. 3, cap. 55, entitutled. 'An Act to enable Sir William Hamilton, Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, his heirs and assigns, to make and provide quays, docks, piers, and other erections, and to establish a market with proper roads and avenues thereto res- pectively, within the manor or lordship of Hubberston and Pill, in the County of Pembroke." AND NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that maps, plans, and sections of the said intended works and plans describing the lands proposed to be purchased or taken for the pur- poses of the said intended Act, together with a Book of Reference to such plans, and also a copy of this notice, as published in the London Gazefte will be deposited on or before the 30th day of November in the present year, with the Clerk of the Peace for the county of Pembroke, at his office in Haverfordwesr; and that a copy of the said plans, sections, and Book of Reference, and also a copv of the said Gazette Notice, will be deposited, on or before the 30th day of November in the present year, with and at the residence of the Parish Clerk of each parish in or through which the said intended works are proposed to be made, or in which the lands to be pur- chased are situate. AND NOTICE IS HERELY ALSO GIVEN, That copies of the Bill for effecting the objects aforesaid, or some of them, will be deposited in the Private Biil Office of the House of Commons, on or before the 23rd day of Decem- ber next. Dated the 7th day uf November, 1859. DAVIDSON, BRADBURY & HARDW1CK; HUNT & ELSDALE, London.
PEMBROKESHIRE FARMERS' CLUB. Snt,—I have read with a good deal of surprise Mr Richard llbert Phillips's letter as it appears in the columns of the Herald, animadverting in very strong terms on my address to the members of the Pembroke- shire Farmer's Club on the first of October last. It ap- pears to me that any stranger approaching this subject for the first time, would imagine that your correspondent had formed his opinions, on what he terms my lecture, entirely from the printed report—at any rate he could not suppose, that Mi Phillips was one of my auditory on the occasion referred to, and allowed my observations to go unchallenged. That gentleman, however, has since in- formed me, that illness obliged him to leave the room after I bad resumed seat. But entertaining views so widely opposed to mine, it seems to me very extraordinary that he should have allowed a month to elapse before lie put pen to paper, when he considered that the very exist- enp-c of the Cluh wa, at. stake. Mr Phillips states 'that any member who uses the Pembrokeshire Farmers' Club dining room as a lecture room sadly forgets the original object of the formation of the club.' Your readers, Mr Editor, would gather from this remark, that on the occasion referred to I had thrust myself forward as a speaker: but it was in con sequence of a written invitation from the Secretary, to address th(l club on any subject connected with agricul- ture, that I opened the discussion that afternoon, and so lar from having mistaken the scope and design of our meetings, I merely followed the precedent of every other member who has undertaken a similar task and the last time that I occupied a prominent position as speaker, no one could have been more complimentary than Mr Phillips; and certainly my observations on that occasion were as much entitled to be called a lecture as they are in the present instance: it therefore follows that your correspondent was two years ago a warm supporter of a system that he condemns now, although no change has taken place in the rdles and constitution of the club. Mr Phillips states that'he end which my lecture leads to, is that of arraying class against class, tenant against landlord, labourer against tenant. So far from this being the case, the point on which my whole address turned, is the necessity of UNION. One of my first remarks was I Each is a link in a great chain, which is only perfect when united.' This is the leading idea which runs through the whole of my observations. Mr Philips con- tinues, 'One of our principal objects is to avoid person- a!ities and politics, I am afraid Mr Starbuck's would savour of both.' I am at a loss to understand how these charges can be sustained. Nothing that appeilrs in the printed reports, and nothing that I remember to have -aid, can bear such an interpretation. On the contrary, I studiously avoided layinsr myself open to such an accusa- tion, neither have I meritted it, and I can honest say that in like manner I have not trespassed on party politics. I have yet to learn that the cause of the poor man is the ••ause of party. I have hitherto understood that on this head there was no difference between the leading politi- cians of any denomination that the cause of the people was the neutral territory on which all ) arties met, and if 'here was some differences as to the means—each was alike desirous to promote the end. But to my utter as- tonishment Mr Phillips says, this is a subject which should never be allowed, anymore than the consideration of the relations between landlord and tenant What inference am I or the public to draw from this dogma? Surely every one has a right to say, that persons who hold such opinions have something to conceal. There are facts which must not be revealed, rights that may not with safety be discussed. I know that such is the case in South America, and where the Law of Slavery exists every one must, perforce, keep silence. But we live in a free country—where there is freedom of thought and free- dom of speech and for the Farmers of Pembrokeshire to meet for the discussion of questions relative to their pro- fession—provided they omit the most important—would be to give their gatherings the character of the play of Hamlet with Hamlet's part left out.. As easily could I imagine a convocation of clergy where theology is dis carded, or a Parliament prevented from entertaining politics, as a Farmers' Club where the relations of Land- lord, Teliant, and Labourer are not permited to form a topic of discussion. And what is the reason assigned for their exclusion ? Because it is the private business of the parties concerned; therefore no one has a right to interfere. This rule, however, only holds good as long as both parties perform their duty to the other. Here, then, the line is drawn but once let it be shown that there is any injustice, or harsh treatment, or great neglect ex- perienced by one class at the hands of another, then every person is at liberty to suggest, or provide, a remedy. Mr Phillips's argument might with equal cogency be adopted by the proprietors of cheap clothes shops, who sweat tailors to death, and starve needlewomen. These persons might reply to the public outcry—' It is our busi- ness: we have a right to make any contract we please with men.' In like manner the Manchester manufacturers might appeal against the interference of the Legislature in passing the Nine-hours Bill, 'It is our private affair: no one is obliged to work in a mill; the hands may go elsewhere; we have a right to insist on any hours we choose, &c.' If then, under certain circumstances, the public have a right to interfere between master and man, how much more competent then is it for the Farmers themselves to take this question into their earnest con- sideration. The cause of the Agricultural labourer is a common cause—every member of society is indebted to him, and it is the duty of all to promote his interests, but it is IMPERATIVE on those in whom he stands in im- mediate relationship, to improve his social and moral condition by every means in their power. Mr Phillips docs not say that their condition is perfect—that it needs no improvement. On the contrary, lie implies, it is a tender subject—'Say nothing about it! Do not lift the veil, something unpleasant may be said! Let us broach no topic on which there can be any important difference of opinion, or else some heretical notions may be ad- vanced. You may discuss for ever the means of increasing the productiveness of your farms, multiplying your stock, of doubling your profits and the value of land. You may talk of comfortable, well drained, well ventilated sheds, hut you must not speak of the necessity of better cottages. You may enlarge on tbe high feeding of oxen—provided you do not propose to extend the system to your men. You may grow eloquent on improved stock, but how to improve your labourers must be a forbidden theme.' These are the conclusions that Mr Phillips's suggestions force on the mind but I cannot believe that the farmers entertain similar opinions, much less can I imagine that they would consent, in their public meetings, to ignore the consideration of the vital question of the duties mu- tually owed by landlord, labourer, and tenant. Should they do so, however, they will remain a monument of cowardice to their brother Agriculturists throughout the kingdom. What ignore a question, because it excites discussion, when the very object of our meeting is to dis- cuss? Impossible! Let us look abroad and see what Agriculturists are doing elsewhere. Read the reports of the different clubs! Kindred subjects to that brought forward by myself are occupying the attention of Farmers everywhere, but nowhere do I see an attempt made to stifle the freedom of speech. The Bath & West of England Agricultural Journal has, in a late number, taken up the cause of Tenant Right. Now, while I write, lies before me an article in the Preston Guardian of November 5th on a speech of the Member for King's Lynn, Mr J. H. Gurgney, addressed to the members of the Erpingham Agricultural Society, on the Condition of the Agricultural labourer, particularly alluding to the want of proper cottage accommodation, and urging on the Farmers that it is their duty to increase the comfort and respectability of their workmen. Shall we, then, in the county of Pembroke, remain be- hind? Have the Landlords and Farmers no higher obligations, than to increase their incomes ? Does the march of civilisation stop short upon our borders, and sball we agree to shut our eyes to the evils around us ? Again I say. Impossible! Not so Mr Phillips; his protest is called forth, not only because the subject formed part of the last discussion, but also because the most important considerations in connection with it are again to be brought forward, and especially because the gentleman who has undertaken the task is not a tnember of the farming fraternity, although a member of the club. I venture to remind Mr Phillips that every member has a right to express his opinions- has a right to propose a subject for discussion-and if that subject be accepted by the meeting, after it is accepted, no individual has a right to object, much less to thwart the purpose of that member by exciting a hostile feeling out of doors. Such cannot possibly be productive of good, and is the most mistaken course that any well- wisher to the club could adopt. As to the assumption that Mr Williams is incompetent to the task he has under- taken, that is a responsibility which he himself incurs. Every man who introduces a subject for discussion throws down a guantlet to his hearers, any one who chooses may take it up at our next meeting, and I doubt not that the challenger then will be able to maintain his stand. No one, Mr Editor, has more at heart the prosperity of Agriculture in this county than I have, but it is a very partial prosperity that does not embrace every class in- terested therein. To swell the rent-roll of the landlord, to augment the income of the Tenant are legitimate ob- jects of ambition, provided that the sunshine which falls upon the mansion and the farmhouse is also permitted to play upon the cottage; but to be so engrossed with our own interest, as to forget the happiness of the workmen is to ignore one of the highest duties that devolves upon every employer of labour. I trust this will not be the case in this county: let us rather approach the su ject in a generous and catholic spirit—not deipising the difficul- ties that interpose, but looking them calmly in the face, and unmeasured good will oc the result. Apologising for the length of this letter, I am, Sir, Your obedient servant, W. G. STARBUCK. Priory Lodge, Wednesday, Nov. 9.
SOUTH WALES RAILWAY. Traffic Return Week ending November 5, 1859 — 'J Corresponding Week in 185^ £ 5.983 19 3
BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH! Iferald Office, this (Friday) evening, six o'clock. REUTER'S TELEGRAM. p AIUS. THURSDAY (FltIDA y).-The Mnniteur publishes a circular issued on the fifth of November last, from Count Walewski to the French diplomatic agents abroad, explaining the advantages of the different clauses of the treaty of peace signed at Znricli, and stating that France will uot have to advance the amount of the debt due by Piedmont to Austria, but will co-operate with Piedmont in making the stipulated payment by certain arrange- ments which have been agreed upon by France and Sar- dinia. France has demanded from Sardinia the payment of sixty millions, for the expenses of the late year. It further announces that the French Government had re- ceived assurances that the Pope was only waiting for an opportune moment to make public certain reforms, by which the government of the clergy would be replaced by a government eenerally composed "of the laity, and which would give to the country better guarantees for the ad ministration of justice and for the control of the public finances by means of an assembly elected by the people. \IKNNA Nov. 11.—The Council of the Empire is in course of being transformed into a senate which will con- trol the administration of the finance of the country. Decrees will probably be issued, granting to the Jews additional political and social privileges. During the cele- bration of the Schiller festival several popular demon- strations of a liberal character have taken place. ) unix, Nov. 10.—King Victor Emmanuel, in conse- quence of a very urgent representation received from the French Government has refused to grant permission to Prince De Craignan to accept the Regency of Central Italy offered to him.
RACING NEWS. LIVERPOOL RACES-THIs DAY. HOOTEN NURSERY STAKES. Stocton 1 Springwell 2 Four ran. SELLING STAKES. Malachite 1 Cumberland. 2 Five ran.
FOREIGN NEWS. The 'Times' Paris correspondent says the China expe- dition is now being hastened as much as possible. The Fi eiich Contingent will consist of a full division of two brigades. The roadstead of Bougio is to be extensively fortified, to make it a safe rallying point for the French Fleet in the Mediterranean.
GENERAL NEWS. ARRIVAL OF THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS FREDERICK WILLIAM OF PRUSSIA.—Dover, Tuesday Morning.- Their Royal Highnesses Prince Frederick William and the Princess Royal arrived here at 2 a.m., by her Ma- jesty's packet Vivid,' Commander Allen. The telegraph states that the train did not arrive at Calais until 11.30, p.m.-an hour beyond the usual time. Lord A. Paget, Lord Sydney, and the Counts Brandenburg and Blansher received their Royal Highnesses. Apartments were pre- pared at Birmingham's Royal Ship Hotel. ThE. Royal party proceeded at 10, a.m., by special train to London, under the superintendence of Mr S. Smiles, of the South- Eastern Railway Company. A few minutes before one, the Royal train entered the Bricklayer's Arms Station, and their Royal Highnesses entered her Majesty't car- riages, which were in attendance, and started for Windsor via the Great Western Railway. The Scots Fusiilers Guards, with their splendid band, acted as a guard of honour. SMOKING AND CANCER ON THE LIP.-M. Bouisson of Montpelier, according to the Kedicul Times, has re- cently stated that the great increase of this affection is due to the practice of smoking; and the late M. Roux attributed also to this the fact of his having met with a larger proportion of cancerous affections of the lip during the latter than during the former half of his prolonged surgical career. M. Fleury, of Clermont, is, however, of a different opinion; for, deploring equally with M. Bouisson the pernicious practice of smoking, he doubts whether cancerous affection of the lips is one of its effects. Between 1845 and 1855 be has operated upon 86 patients, 71 being men, and 15 women, not one of these being less than 43 years of age. They were all of the peasant class, chiefly from among the mountains of Puy-de-Dome and the vicinity where smoking is almost wholly unpractised. It is a remarkable fact that the inhabitants of the surrounding plains, and of the towns, where smoking prevails much more, are almost completely free from the affection. IMPORTANT TO WORKING MEN.—A case of great im- portance to working men has been decided by the Wol- verhampton magistrates. Messrs Farmer, of that town, had given notice to the men in their employ that they contemplated a reduction of the prices hitherto paid for a certain description of work The new terms were ac- cepted by some of the men, but rejected by others, among the latter being George Humphreys, who at once quitted the premises, and proceeded to Birmingham, where he obtained employment Messrs Farmer, thinking that their men were bound to give fourteen days' notice before leaving, obtained a warrant against Humphreys, who was arrested and conveyed back to Wolverhampton, in charge of an officer. The magistrates, however, decided that the Messrs Farmer had made an important mistake, and that their notice of the reduction was a virtual cancelling of the engagement under which Humphreys had entered their service. The charge against the man was, therefore, dismissed, Messrs Farmer being con- demned in costs. It was announced at the same time that Humphreys intended to bring an action against his late employers for fdlse imprisonment; but the difficulty was arranged in court, Humphreys compromising the matter by the acceptance of £ 5. THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER AT CAMBRIDGE.—Time was when, as regularly as the Fifth of November came round, Cambridge was frightened from its propriety by the re- currence of regular stand-up fights between bodies of the gownsmen and townsmen, and numbers were frequently maimed and seriously wounded on either side. Blud- geons, life-preservers, and even more dangerous weapons were freely used, and Fifth of November was a night of terror to the University authorities and the more peace- ful inhabitants. These town and gown rows' have been gradually falling into decadence, but even yet are not totally extinct. On Saturday night last every pre- caution was taken by the authorities to prevent a colli- sion. The Proctors and their men, aided by the police and special constables, patrolled the streets and the gownsmen were 'gated' (i.e.-ordered to keep within the College walls) after a certain hour. Notwithstand- ing all these precautions, however, the belligerent spirit found vent here and there, and sundry bloody noses and broken heads were the result. The most serious injury reported is that of a gownsman (a Johnian) who bad his arm broken. The rows commenced as usual by some of the town 'roughs' hooting and yelling after the Uni- versity men, many more with the view of plunder than anything else. Some of the University men, too, were nothing loth to enter on the fray, and strings of them paraded the streets linked arm in arm, taking the whole width of the thoroughfare and opposing the passage of the snobs.' These gownsmen, however, were princi- pally freshmen, who have read or heard that it is con- sidered fast' to be seen with a 4 broken knowlcdge box,' or a black eye after the 5th, and there is a tolerable corps of these. Two of the 'roughs' were consigned to du- rance vile, and were brought before the magistrates on Monday. One of these threatened to stab the police officer with a knife. The Johnian's arm was broken in a fight in the Crescent. Some pelting showers of rain materially aided the authorities in the maintenance of order. BITING A MAN'S NOSE OFF.—Thomas Winter, a sea- man belonging to New York. was taken into custody on Wednesday week by the North Shields police, on a charge of biting off the nose of Thomas Brown, another seaman. They had been drunk, and had quarrelled in a public- house, and, while wrestling on the floor, Winter had had taken Brown's nose into his mouth and bit the end of it off. FRIGHTFUL DEATH OF A MASTER MASON.—On Satur- day morning a fearful accident occurred at Hyde-park Gate, Kensington road, by which Mr Wm Barnett, a master builder, in a large way of business at Kensingten, was killed in a most frightful manner. The mansions on the terrace known as Hyde-park Gate are very lofty buildings. Recently some repairs had been going on at No. 8, under the care of Mr Wm Barnett and his brother, The work was near completion, and the deceased gentle- man went on the parapet on Saturday morning for the purpose of seeing that some carved stonework in the cornice had been properly carried out, and fell to the ground, a distance of above 80 feet, with a frightful crash. Several persons at once ran to the spot, and the unfortunate man was picked up and at once conveyed to St George's Hospital. He never recovered his senses and died at five minutes to 11 o'clock. THE CONGRESS—Some of our generally well-informed daily contemporaries, as well as those of the weekly press which ceme out yesterday, have grasped rather too suddenly at the somewhat apocryphal statement that has reached London by telegraph to the effect that France and England had agreed to an European Congress upon the affairs of Italy,' We cannot help thinking that this announcement is still premature. The statement does not rest upon any sufficient authority. We must still refuse to give it credence, although a contemporary who has been well informed on foreign affairs, not only gives it circulation, but feels itself safe in stating that the prevalent rumours of an approaching Congress, in which this country will take part, are well founded.' We can- not join in thinking ourselves 'safe' in coming to any such conclusion. On the contrary, the only part of the announcement in which we are disposed to place re- liance is the addition that the preliminary conditions are not formally settled.' While we take leave to ex- press our doubts as to the complete agreement' respect- ing a Congress which is alleged bv the telegraph from Paris to exist between the French and English Govern- ments, we are far from denying that the question has undergone considerable discussion, and that every day brings it nearer and nearer to a concluston. — Observer SALARIES OF POLICE MAGISTRATES.—At the Court of Queen's Bench on Thursday last, Mr Corrie, the police magistrate, applied to the court on amended affidavits for a rule calling upon tbe receiver of the police courts to show cause why a mandnmus should not issue, directing him to pay over to one of the police magistrates a sum of £308. As stated before, a question has been for a long time pending as to whether the salaries of police magis- trates appointed under the 2nd & 3rd of Victoria, cap. 71, are liable to deductions on account of the Superannu- ation Act, the 4th and 5th William IV., cap. 54. Mr. Corrie contends that the Superannuation Act does not apply to the magistrates of the metropolitan police courts on two grounds; the first, that they are a body totally differently constituted and with quite different powers from the old metropolitan magistracy, who not only ex- ercised the duties of magistrates, but likewise those of polico commissioners, and were in the full exercise of those functions at the time of the passing of the act 2nd and 3rd Vic., cap. 71; the magistrates had to be paid their salaries out of the funds of the police court, any deficiency being made good by the Treasury a fund was thereby created for the liquidation of the salaries, to which the Superannuation Act did not apply. The court [refused the rule upon the first ground, but granted it on the se- cond. A HANDSOME GIFT.—On the 2nd inst. a new church at Haley-hill, near Halifax, was consecrated by the Bishop of Ripon. It has been built entirely at the ex- pense of Mr E. Akroyd, an extensive worsted manufac- turer, and formerly the member of Parliament for Hud- dersfield. Mr Akroyd has also endowed the church. The sacred edifice affords accommodation for about 800 per- sons, and it has been built in a style of great magnifi- cence, under the superintendence of Mr George Gilbert Scott, architect, of London, and at a cost of upwards of £30,000. The architecture is of the early Gothic period. The walls are decorated with texts of Scripture; the ca- pitals of the columns are encircled with the most elabo- rate specimens of the sculptor's art; while the heads of fathers and confessors of the Church are carved in me- dallions on the walls of the nave. The reredos, behind the altar, is composed of every variety of alabaster and marble, and is surmounted by canopied niches, which contain the three Marys, Nicodemus, St John, and Joseph of Arimathea; while in the centre one is a large cross of mosaic. The pulpit, which is of the same material as the reredos, is octagonal in form, and is placed against the pier of the chancel arch the lectern is of polished brass in the form of a spread eagle. All the seats in the church are of English oak; they are open, and free to all. Every window is filled with stained glass; and the cost of the windows—the whole of which have been pre- sented by members of Mr Akroyd's family and others- must have been some thousands of pounds in addition to the sum already mentioned as having been expended on the building itself. The sermon at the consecration ser- vice was preached by the Bishop of Durham, and there are to be other special services each evening for the week. Among the preachers announced are the Bishop of Durham, and the Dean of Chichester. After the con- secration about 500 ladies and gentlemen partook of luncheon, provided by Mr and Mrs Akroyd, and a tea party was given in the evening. THE MURDER ON THE IIIOH SEAS—TheunfortunatePor- tuguese seaman Pietro Francisco Guimarieno, who was convicted for murder of the captain of a British vessel, under very peculiar circumstances, at the last session of the Central Criminal Court, still remains in Newgate under sentence of death, the day of execution being fixed for Monday, the 14th inst. The representatives of the Portuguese government in this country, under whose protection the prisoner placed himself immediately after his committal, have used every exertion to obtain a commutation of the capital punishment, and the Portu- guese ambassador has himself been in communication with the Home Secretary, with the object of inducing him to consent to spare the life of the prisoner, on the ground that at the time when the act was committed he was not in such a state of mind as to be responsible cri- minally for his actions, and that the government would be justified therefore in remitting the capital sentence. The general impression at the trial was that the prisoner would have been acquitted on the ground of insanity, and it may be stated that the counsel for the prosecution entertained an opinion that this would have been the conclusion arrived at by the jury. It will be remem- bered that the trial of the prisoner was postponed from the September to the October session to afford an op- portunity for the officials connected with the Portuguese Embassy to procure evidence that the prisoner had been confined as a lunatic in the hospital of Lisbon, and also at Rio de Janeiro; and although it would seem that no such evidence was obtained, there are good grounds for supposing, from what has since been ascertained, that this arose from the inquiry not lasting over a eufficient period of time, and that tbe fact really was that in the year 1857 the prisoner had a severe attack of yellow fever, and that his mind subsequently was seriously affected, and he was treated as a lunatic. The prisoner is visited almost daily by the Rev. Mr Stanton, a Roman Catholic priest, who converses with him in the Portu- guese language. He appears to be a very mild inoffen- sive man, and he all along has disclaimed any intention of doing injury to the deceased, and he states that on the day of the fatal affray he had drank a little extra rum, and that It affeeted his brain, and he knew nothing of what had happened until the following day, when his senses returned, and he for the first time became aware of the dreadful deed he had committed. The prisoner himself, it is said, has written a petition to the Govern- ment, praying that his life may be spared; but no an- swer has yet been returned either to this petition or to the representations of the Portuguese authorities, but an impression appears to prevail that the prisoner's life may be spared, and that the capital sentence will be commuted to one of penal servitude for life. RHYME AND REASON—A POET IN TROUBLE.—A man named Sheill was brought before the Mayor of Clonmel, charged with being drunk and collecting a crowd in the public streets. He laid aside a hat that, like himself, was considerably the worse for the wear; his garments were ragged, but he folded his arms majestically.— Mayor: Now you hear what the policeman has sworn. Have you anything to say ts the charge ? Prisoner: Yes, I hear, please your worship, what this man sworn but I am before you forsaken, forlorn. My years, I as- sure you, are nearly three score, but if pardoned just now, I'll offend you no more.—Mayor Oh! I see, you are a poet.—Prisoner I am a man who has suffered the world's hard knocks. My living consists in a very small box—a box which I carry beneath my left arm it puts rags on my back and keeps my stomach warm.—Mayor That's all very well, but you know I cannot suffer you to obstruct the passage of the streets, or be at large when intoxicated,—Prisoner: We oft put in our mouths what bemuddles our brain, and to-day please your wor- ship, amid the great rain, I humbly confess that I did take a drop, and perhaps on the strets much too long did stop. But forgive me, I pray, a man of power and love in pity ope gentle Mercy's sweet door. I'm sorry I've transgressed, and now I have done; ah! shut me not out from the light of the sun.—Mayor Are we to un- derstand that this is the lay of the last minstrel ?—Pri- soner Good gentlemen, pray ye, for me intercede I'm hungry, for all day I've missed of my feed. Allow me to say that the air of your cell, agreed with my system anything but well. I'm a Briton by birth, and I'd have you to know, that I was once well off, though I'm now rather low. Restore me to freedom—but give me relief from my bonds, and I'll bless you, oh! most worthy chief. If you fine me, it may be supposed very fine, but you never shall handle one stiver of mine. 'Cause why, I've not got one; my person pray try. So fining, you see, will be all in my eye.—Mayor: Well, really, I cannot send to prison one who pleads his cause so elo- quently. The constable tells me you came quietly, so you are discharged but, mind, don't come here again.— Prisoner Most potent, I thank you. Oh! long may you rule. I'll frankly confess that I have been a fool; but never again will I ever offend; so my path to my lodgiug directly I'll bend. No more I'll be shipwrecked on whisky's sharp rocks; but, magistrate, tell "e:n to give me my box.—Mayor: Certainly.—Prisoner- Gramercy! your worship. And now, fare thee well. Elsewhere to all people your kindness I'll tell Good gentlemen all, I will bid you good night; with your leave, gentle sir, I will vanish from sight. Here the prisoner made a low bow, and, grasping his box, vanished.—The above ac- count of the case presents but a feeble outline of the reality, and of the rhyming of the poet in trouble,' who. for some 20 minutes; kept the court and all present in ronri of laughter. The entire establishment composing the Royal Gun Factories in Woolwich Arsenal is about to be remodelled, an immediate cessation of casting guns of every descrip tion having been decided on, in order to give place to the introduction of Sir Wm. Armstrong's method on the most extended possible scale. Sir Wm. Armstrong and Mr. Anderson, conducting the rifled ordnance department at Woolwich, were on Saturday summoned to a lengthened conference with the Secretary of State for War, on the subject of transferring the whole of the Royal gun fac- tories to that department which, it is expected, will be put into effect by official announcement without delay. The casting metal on hand, as well as the unfinished brass guns, are to be handed over to the laboratory to be appropriated to other uses. One of the experimental cast-iron ordnance, termed a shunting gun, rifled on Sir William's principle, has been tested at Shoeburvness, and burst under trial. This, together with other "expe- riments entered into, has borne out the impression pre- duced by the rifle bore, and that wrought iron alone is applicable for that purpose. The casting furnaces re- cently erected will be advantageously employed in the manufacture of shells and other purposes and the Ar- tillery officers connected with the department will return to their military duties. THROAT AFFECTIOEs.-The prevalence of these very distressing and oftentimes destructive disorders for many years past in this country has placed them in the cate- gory of the most fatal English maladies. It is, there- fore, most satisfactory to know that a very simple and safe remedy—Dr de Jongh's Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil-containing peculiar curative principles which thera- peutic experience has proved to be wholly wanting in the Pale Oil-has been prescribed by the Faculty in numerous cases of chronic bronchitis and throat affec- tions, and has afforded not only immediate relief, but has finally and effectually restored sufferers to permanent health. The actual benefit derived is thus conclusively stated by Mr Arthur Cridland, an eminent London sur. geon in extensive practice The effect of Dr de Jongh's Oil on myself last winter was remarkable. I suffered from excessive irritation of the larynx, consequently I was greatly reduced in strength and appearance, and quite unable to attend to my professional duties. It oc- curred to me that the Oil which I was frequently pre- scribing would benefit my own case, and after taking it a few days its good effects commenced, and at the end of six weeks I regained my usual health and strength, and had entirely lost the laryngal irritation, which was of a most harassing and fearfully distressing character.'
to remain on board. They did not do so, or they would í in all probability have been saved, but having taken to the boat made to the shore, on witnessing which a young s man named James John, of Harbeston, an apprentice of Mr James Thomas, ship-builder, got on the rocks witt. a rope to throw to their assistance, when almost imme- diatelv a terrible sea capsized the boat and also swept the young man from the rocks, when all perished. They were seen for some time, the four from the vessel and the young man, to struggle with the waves, and some of them to cry for assistance, but no means were at hand to render them the slightest, and all found a watery grave. The smack Eliza,' of Milford, Richards, having driven from her anchors during the gale, and getting near the new pier, the master, in order to save the vessel, t,ok the precaution to scuttle her, by which she would have "been saved, but unfortunately another smack was driven .on her, in consequence of which she bcoame a totnl wreck. The other smack had her mast carried away. 'The pier also received considerable injurv by both vessels 'beating against it. The ship 'James Watt' had to cut away her masts in Dale Roads, and was towed up the Haven on the following day. The ship Sea Belle I had also her mast carried away at the cnlrance to the llnven, and was also towed up the Haven on the 2nd inst. by the Trinity steam yacht Vestal.' Several other vessels were obliged to slip their anchors and run into IIubber- ston Pill, but none of them were seriously damaged.