PEMBROKE-D-OCK. THE LAUNCH OF THE STEAM RAM RESEARCH. On Saturday evening last, the steam ram and turret Ship Research, the first of her class constructed b Mr Reed, was successfully launched at Pembroke Royal dockyard. The afternoon was cloudy, with a strong Southerly wind, and every appearance of rain, but Mill it kept off. When we entered the yard, about a pin., the gateway was crowded with carriages, and persons of all grades, hurrying on to see the great siitht 01 one of Britain's safeguards descending to her des incil element. The officers of the establishment were exceedingly cour- teous to the visitors, who were numerous, find under the aigilant care of the superintendent of police, and his Efficient staff, order was completely preserved. At the bow of the ship, and on each side of it, was a raised platform, covered with canvas, a substitute for carpets; On the rails flags were suspended, and chairs and other Beats were inside for the invited guests Over the bow Was -uspended a large bunch of ripe wheat, an emblem of harvest time, and plenty. The ship had been previously Set up, her ways well greased, the dog shores fixed, with greyhound painted on each, triggers under them, a square trunk about ten feet long, with in which was a huge piece of cast iron enclosed, suspended by a piece of White rope passed round the stern to either side; a bottle Of wine enclosed in a garland of evergreens was also Suspended from the bow. At 5.25 p.m., Miss Kerr, daughter of Lord Frederick Kerr, of Her Majesty's Ship Blenheim, broke the bottle and named the Research. She was presented with a mahogany box, nicely polished, which contained a beautiful mallet and chisel, manufactured for the purpose by the artisans of the yard. The young lady took them out, and then cut the rope down the dogshores. After a few seconds i lee huge structure glided down the ways in tine style, amidst the vociferous cheering of several thousands of anxious spectators. The dockyard hand, under the leadership of Air Haucock, played beautiful pieces of music, and ter- minated with the National Anthem, God save the Queen.' Amongst those present we noticed U. Lort.Phillips Esq., M.P., Major Leach and family, M. A. Saurin, E,(I. Orielton Mrs Adams and family, Hrtlylarid; Arthur Lort Phdlips, Esq., Rev. Francis George Leach, Saint Petrox; Frederick Clark, E>q Bui well; Cap-. Jaeluion, and Miss Gilbert and friend, New Milford; Capt. Stanley, 3rd P.R.V. Corps; Dr Reid, Pembroke; — Allen, Esq, Tenby; Stephenson, Esq., Saunderafoot; Dr. Read, Underdown. besides a large numbtr of officers belonging to the establishment; also a great many officers of both the army and navy, dressed in their gorgeous uniforms, interspersed among a greater number of England's fair daughters. There was a large party in the evening, given by (J,¡pt Oiinated, as allsllch joyful gatherings should do, i e., with the greatest good feeling, and with the hope of a similar re-union, at the launch of the iron-clitd steam frigate, Zealous, which is expected to take place in a few weeks. Loring, Superintendent of the Yard, and everything tcr- The dimensions of the Research,' kindly supplied by Mr Fibchair, master shipwright, are as fotlowa: — 4 guns of large calibre-200 horse-power. ft. in. Length between perpendiculars.. 195 0 Breanth extreme. 36 6 Depth in hold 16 2i Burthen in tons 1252 90-94 The ship is to be taken into the dry dock and iron-cased forthwith.
N ARBERTH. PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held on Thurs- day, at the Town Hall, Narberth, before J. M. Sutton Esq., and Rev. R. Buokby,-P, .S. Irving v. David Davtes, a dealer in Mountain Ponies, for indecently assaulting: Mary Ann Phillips, on the road from Narberth to Haverfordwest on Narberth fair morning. The case having been fully proved, the defendant was oQmmitted for 14 days to the house of correction, and or- dered to pay 9s 6d costs. Narberth Fair was held on the 12th inst. The supply Of cattle was nearly on an average with former fairs. The demand was brisk with slight advance on. Haver- fordwest fair. The sheep fair was the largest that has been held for some time past. Good fat A ethers 7d per jb., ewes ditto 6|d per lb., lambs 7d. Store sheep also iiiet with a brisk sale. The horses and colts were Numerous, but the prices were far below the cost of rearing, consequently little business w.as done. The pig fairs was held on the following day with large supply. Prizes were considerably d,)wn, with little demand.
CARMARTHENSHIRE. THE CARMARTHENSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.—A meeting of the committee of this society was held at the Roar's Head Hotel on Saturday week, for the ourpost- of Appointing judges for the next show to beheld Septem- ber; the 16th, receiving notices of any proposed alteration in the rules in conformity with the fourth rule, and other business connected with the society. There were pre- Sent-Col. Sir James John Hamilton, Bart., in the chair, R. Jennings, Esq., W. E. Gwyn, Esq., R. R. Carver, Esq., 8. Tardrew, Esq Capt. Grismond Philipps, W. Butland, ilsq., R. Waters, Esq., and Howell Thomas, M-.q. A li.-t of gentlemen who are competent judges of stock were drawn out, and it was resolved that the service8 of six of the list be secured for the next show. Proposed !'y R. Jennings, Esq, and seconded by S. Tardrew, Esq. 'That the price of admission to the show yard during the time the judges are inspecting the stock be reduced from five Shillings to two shillings and sixpence. No notices were teceived for auy alterations in the rules, and they will be allowed to remain as they are. Resolved—'That, the price of the dinner be advanced from two Shilling and sixpence to three shillings. Messrs J. L. Philipps and W. Butland were re-appointed stewards of the yard. Ordered-* That the next show tie advertised in som.- of the Glamorganshire, Pembrokeshire, and Carmarthen Papers.' DAKING BURGLARY AT LLANELLY.— On the evening Saturday last (the loth instant), o:'e of the most im- pudent robberies took place at the Sea-Side within the Memory of the oldest inhabitant. The main facts are, that Mrs Charles, wife 01 Captain Charles, who is at pre- sent absent on a voyage to Liverpool, went on Friday to the bank and received £3:! in cash (notes and gold), and returned home, where she deposited the same in a drawer. Søme person, it is presumed, must have watched her, Probably in the bank. At about two o'clock a.m., while she was in bed, some person, who is supposed had hid bjaiself in the house,—for doors, windows, &< had t.een forced.—approached her bed side, having a kind of cloth, Saturated probabty with chloroform, which he spread O.Ter her lace. No violence, was offered, and Mrs Charles. it seems, afterw-trds fell fast asleep, and so remained till ABOUT six o'clock, when she awoke in a state of stupor sad exhaustion. On searching the house, it was found t £ at it had been ransacked by some person at present Unknown. The drawers in the hou-e hafi been opened in tnost adroit manner, and the money was missing, a gold Watch and chain, silver spoons, &c &c. The police are On the alert, and it is hoped that they will be successful In tracing the delinquent, who Mrs- Charles stales was till in person, having on a mark, and his bands appeared Jo her particularly white. The whole affair is, to say the l?ast, most mysterious. Mrs Charles is a highly rcspect- *bls person, svjth only one female servant, who, it is ;aid, *Ppetwed to be quite ignorant of the circumstances which transpired, during this eventful night, in iier mistress's bedroom.
-= A DIFFICULTY OVEUCOMK.—The reason why it is so difficult to jVe your grates brilliantly polished is because you buy an ADULTERATED Black Lead, if you buy the DIAMOND Bi.Ac& LI:AD,: difference is at once apparent, as it is perfectly pure.— ckitt$Son a, London Bridge, E. C., and Hull. ..HOLI.OWAV'S PILLS.—These pills are more efficacious in jU^agtheninjr a debilitated constitution than any other medicinc J»the world. Persons of a nervous habit of body, and all who 1» suffering from weak digestive organs, or whose health has deranged by bilious affections, disordered stomach, oi nn?1 complaints, should lose no time in giving these admirable fair trial. Coughs, colds, asthma, or shortness of breath, tn a'so within the range of the sanative powers of this very ^kable medicine. The cures effected by these pills aro not 'jj}Berficial fir temporary, but complete and permanent. -They »d&*a8 as they are efficacious, and may be given with confi- to delieate females and young children.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS. Notices of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, should be sent to us in illanuscript, properly authenticated. We cannot under- take to search other papers for these announcements, which are frequently found to b3 incorrectly printed, or turn out to be untrue. BIRTHS. On the Gth inst., at the Begelly Arms, Begelly, in this county, the wife.of Mr Richard Lewis, of a son. On the 2.7th ult., at New Milford, the wife of Mr Wm. Tanner, contractor, of a son. MARRIAGES On the 13th inst., at St. Peter's Church, Tiverton, by the Rev. R. N. Word, curate of Street, Glastonbury, George B. Hughes, Esq., Barrister-at-LaW, only son of the Rev. John Hughes, vicar of Penally, near Tenby, to Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. John Spurway, Rictor of Pitt, Tiverton. No cards sent. On the 13th inst., at Trevethin, Monmouthshire, by the Rev. W. H. Marriott, M.A., assisted by the Rev. R. 1" Kan.e, Harriette, youngest daughter of the late George !5ird, Esq., Ceylon, to William lleiii-v, (itily son of the late Rev. W. Walters, M.A Hanover, Monmouthshire. DEATHS, On the I) t.ll inst., at Picrson, in this county, Dr Ferrior, in his 87th year. Lately, at the Henllan Arms, Llandewi Velfrey, Eliza- beth, wife of Mr William Page, aged 78. Oil the 9th inst., at Parsonage, near Narberth Road Station, Mr George Morgan, aged 78. On the ]2th inst., atTenby. Mr\ViJ!iR:n Morgan, aged 7-> years, tor uvany years organ-blower in the Church of Saint Mary. Last week, at Tenby, the infant son of Mr James Noot, sexton of the parish, On the 4th inst. at. Lvtham, Lancashire, the relict of Mr Thomas Hughes, tailor, formerly of Market-street, in this town, aged 33 years., On the 7th inst,, at Pembroke Dock, Dorothy, the wife of Mr John levies, shipwright in H, M. Dockyard, aged 32 years.
FIELD-MARSHAL LORD CLYDE. On the 20th October,'1792, there was born in Glasgow, or close by that city, then' almost as quiet as in the days of Baillte Nicol Jarvie, a child in whose veins the gentle blood of the Highland lady commingled with that of the Lowland mechanic..Norayofbopeorfortuni; illuminated his bumble cradle; but by his own right hand, and by the exhibition of qualities which have raised nameless ]ads to fortune before now, that. child came to fill a place among the foremost soldiers and highest dignitaries of the day. At a very early age he was taken from Scotland and put to school abroad ami in England, and for many years lie never revisited his'native land, fie'came by his mother's side of a martial race, and in 1808, before he wa> 16 years of a go, the Duke of York gave him a commission in the Ease Norfolk Regiment. He was with his regiment before the columns of Sault at Corunna; he was then ordered off to participate in the shame, suffering, and disasters or the Waichereu expedition in 1809. From Wakihcren.he returned to Spain in 1810, where he shared in the battle of Baro-sa in March, 1811, and the defence of Tarifa oil jantiary 5, 11112; and in 1812 he was transferred to a corps of the Spanish army. In 1813 he joined the Duke of Wellington's army again. He had in his first year's service reached the grade of lieutenant; and now. at the age of 21, he had made a name for ac- tivity, courage, and determination, which began to be heard throughout the army. He led a forlorn hope at San Sebastian, which rushed to the aid of the neglected stormers, and he received two wounds in that desperate encounter. On the 9th of November, 1813, he became a Captain by brevet. He left France and proceeded to America to serve against the Federal Government in 1814. He had now been transferred to 60th Rdies, and hung on it till he was 33 years of age—a Captain still-seeing younger men with less service and longer purses shoved or pulled over his head. In i823 he served as Brigade- Major of the force employed in reducing the blacks to Demerara. When Great Britain declarpd war against China in lp42, Colin Campbell, who had been gaz-tted as Lieutenant-Colonel ten years before, went out in command of the 98th. From' China to India is a common step, though it is'not attended with benefit to the constitution. Colonel Campbell had a short repose in Hindustan, but it was broken by the outbreak of the Sikh war In virtue of tiis eeniority, ho was appointed to the command of the third division of the army of the PunjliH b., In hisconduct of operations against the lUli Tribes in 1851-2, he dis- played his uiibal ictivity. In 1854, marched the Glasgow boy at the head of three kilted and plumed regiments, which, fortunate in their chief an-d in their place, won much honour with little loss at the Alma, and almost as much reputation, in so far as one ot thein was •concerned, with no loss at all on the famous day of Balaclava, when the thin red line of the 93rd;was opposed to the Russian cavalry. Colin Campbell wen.t tQ England, and it was only at the request of one whose wish was his law that lie returned to the Crimea He was gazetted a Major-General in 1854. In the October of the same year he was appointed to the colonelcy of the 67th Regiment. On the 5th of June, 185t5. he was made Lieutenant-General. When we were startled by the Indian mutiny, Sir Colin Campbell,'»at a moment's notice, started off to take command oi the forces engaged in putting down that which history will call the Great Munitv. And history will tell how it was put down. Fron] the time that Sir Colin Campbell took the field and set his columns in motion, rebellion, the offspring of mutiuy, withered and died. It is beyond our limit* to desctibo his work. Ho fully: entered into the spirit of Lord Canning's just and generous sentiments; and he did justice to the inspirations which accorded .so fully with the dictates of his own heart and the counsels of Ids head. The sobriquet of 'Clemency,' attached with alliterative. propriety to the name of Canning,' and meant to he a sharp insult, is not disgraced by that of I Kuberd, i- associated with the name of Campbell. His LibourJo in the field were over, and he returned home to receive the acknowledgments of the whole country, the thanks of Parliament, the approbation of •his Sovereign, and the honour he so valued as a soldier. He was appointed Colonel of the Coldstream Guards in I860; Field-Marshal in 1862. Colin Campbell, Lord i lyde, had attained heights far beyond the flights of his highest ambition. In person Lord Clyde was/well knit, symmetrical, and graceful; but of l*te years his shoulders became somewhat bowed, though he lost little of the activity, which was remarkahleln so old a man. When he so willed it, he-i could throw into his manner and conversation such a wondrous charm of simplicity iil,l viv-ioity as fascinated those over whom it was exerted, and women admired and men were delighted with the courteous, polished, gallant old soldier. In the other mood lie could be quite as effective. The nation will doubtless, accord to his remains the markof respect and gratitude due to their most faithful j servants. No better soldier has ever been borne within the sacred walls of our Christian Pantheon. When England needs one to defend her flag, to vindicate her hononr, and t.o uphold the renown of her art is, may she ever find a champion as trusty, as pure, and as true as Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde A YOUNG MAN SMOTHERED IX MALT.—OA Thursday last a sad accident occurred at Prestoapans in the malting premises of Messrs. Fowler and Co. In f.hese premises the mait is usually stored in large separate compartments of wood, -which reach to a height of several storeys, and have their outlet below in vaiious iunnel-shaped open- ings by which the malt is removed in bags as required. The ordinary j usting at the lovet of the separate floors sob-divides, horizontally these different compartments, and. while allowing the malt to.pass dowuwards of its own weight between the joists, prevents the mass from < resting so heavily as it would otherwise do upon the fcnnel-shapped outlets beneath. On the occasion of the accident, a,number of workpeople were busily occupied in drawing off into bags, on the basement storey, the contents ofone of these compartments; when owing, it is supposed, to the malt getting coved out benea'.h, and reusing to run so freely into the bags as was wished, a young man of the name of Thomas Forbes, who was employed about the works, went up into one of the upper divisions of the complements, and either leaping down ,upon the malt or falling through between the open joisting, was immediately engulfed in the falling pile of stifling grain. A person in the neighbourhood who heard*8 sudden shriek forthwith ran to the poor fellow's assistance, but before he could be extricated, Rfc. was quite extinct. He has left a widowed mother.
THE HORRIBLE TRAGEDY IN WOLYER. HAMPTON. The police are in possession df facts relative-to tkis fearful occurrence which there is reason to conclude will lead to the detection of the criminal parties, if the post- mortem examination should make it necessary that that information should be acted upon. The deceased wss- suppossd to have concealed about him at the time of his death a tolerably large suni of money for a man in his position of life. On the Wednesday before the Saturday night or Sunday three weeks ago, when he is supposed to have been murdered, his aged mother met him inWolverhampton market, and he told her that he had received the money from those people, that he had it here (pointing beneath his arm), and that he had hidden it because she (meaning the woman with whom he lived) should not again run off with it. The mother is of opinion that this money was being carried by her son sewed up either in his waistcoat "r in the batid of his trousers. There is no evidence of the only waistcoat that has yet been found in the house having been used for such a purpose. Tue same remark applies to the one pair of trousers that were found near to the bed upon which the body was lying when it was discovered. But there "are one or two garments, including a waistcoat, that have not yet been examined for so loathsome is the houss in which they yet remain that it has been impos- sible thoroughly to examine the premises and their contents. Besides the unhappy man Williams two men in par- ticular are known to have been familiar with the woman who is thought to have had the principal hand in the tragedy. With one of these a boy alleges that be saw her in company on a much later day than that upon which she has ^hitherto been supposed to .have been in Wolverhampton. It is difficult to conceive how the woman could have committed the niurder-if murder at all—without the help of a man, unless, indeed, she first placed him entirely in her hands by the administration" of a stapifying drug, for, whilst he wai a tolerably strong man of !26 years, she was of delicate'constitution, short in stature, of slender build, and older than her paramour. The remains of a meal left in the house, with a partly^consumed candle upon the table, would lead to the inference that immediately before the death took place deceased and the women had been taking tea together. This meal would lyave afforded her ample opportunity for stupifying hirn if she had desired to do so; and it is therefore hoped that there are sufficient liquid remains to enable a complete analysis to be made with a view to the discovering of the presence or ab- sence of any suspicious ingredient. The room in which this meal was taken is dev)id of any evidences of a struggle having occurred in it. The only theory that has been advanced relative to the use of the gas tar with with which the body is stated to have been covered is that it was poured upon the corps to stifle as much as possible the effluvium which would necessarily arise so soon as the body began to decompose, and thus to enable the murderer to get clear away bofore the terrible deed should be discovered. What motive the woman, who is absent, could have had for committing the murder, other than that of obtaining any money which the deceased bad about him, it is not easy to conceive. But what is already known of her previous conduct towards the deceased would favour any views which might be entertained in this direction. Her history with that also of her deceased paramour has been a chequered one, and her conduct towards him flagrantly ungrateful. Unhappily, perhaps, for him, nothing that she could do had proved sufficient to extinguish that more than friendly regard which from the time of his first interview with her he seems over to have enter- tained. His parents went from Kidderminster, their native place, to London, when he was a boy, and after he had been reared almost exclusively by his mother's parents, who still are living there, and are 80 years of age. His proper name was not Williams, but Cbenery. In London he was apprenticed on board a merchantman, but having been sadly illtreated during his first two voyages he left the vessel and assumed the name of tVilliam3. Subsequently he joined the Worcestershire militia, in which he met with, an accident which caused a. film to grow over the left eye, and this eye it is which is said to have been wrenched out. Afterwards he served as porter to Mr Allday, a respectable wire- worker of Birmingham, where he was treated with great kindness-, and on account-of his infirmity of sight was gratuitously taught the lighter branches oi wire-working. Thence he went to Liverpool with the expectation of learning a trade for which his impaired vision would not incapacitate' him. Disappointed in his expectation of coming to satisfactory terms with his new employers, he was about to return to. Birmingham, where he still has uncles and aunts, when at a lodging-house he met with a young woman, who, herself an orphan, had been turned out of doors by an aunt with whom she had been living. fhe)- oong man compassionated her friendless condition, paid for her board and lodging, and took her as his wife to Birmingham. His wife she has ever since that time, now five years ago, been regarded by his relatives, for as such he has ever claimed her. From, Birmingham they came to lirein Wolverhampton, where they have occasionally lived apart is consequence of the incontinence and the wandering propensities of the woman. Previous to one of these temporary separations a man well known in Wolverhampton, and who had lived in the same locality, frequently visited the house, but without Williams's knowledge. On one occasion Williams sent the woman Sparrow to a wire mill in Birmingham with 30. to buy wire, and with 12s. worth of goods to vend "«;pon the road, It was many days before she returned; and when she came she was shoeless and penniless. This dishonest propensity of hers will explain his secreting his money about his person, as previously described. They had just come together after one of her profligate wanderings when they < ook the house in which the deed was perpetrated. As a punishment he bad refused to allov her to return to him during a longer period than usual, and had with the same object retained possession of some of her clothes. The mother of Williams saw the body of her son on Saturday, and; aa may bo conceived, she was greatly affected, She is nearly 70 years of age, and has within the past four months become the wife of a collier, named Furnival, who lives at Portobello, about three miles from Wolverhampton. Captain Segrave, the chief constable of Wolver- hampton, is diligently prosecuting every inquiry likely to throw light upon the very mysterious affair, and alsi; to result in the arrest of the absent woman. A woman had been found dead and decomposed in an empty house at Dudley, and an officer was sent to Dudley with a person who could identify Sparrow, but the corpse was not that of the woman of whom the police were in search- Wo understand that the posi-morleai examination, as far as it has gone, does not lead to the inference that the man was killed by the injuries which appear upon the body but no analysis of the stomach has yet been made, and the violence to which it is clear the deceased has been subjected is by the coroner considered sufficient to justify the arrest of any suspected person. WRECK OF A PASSENGER ^TBAMEBF OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT.—The steamer, Her Majesty, belonging to the Isle of Wight and Port of Portsmouth Steam Packet Company is withdrawn on Tuesdays and Saturdays from her regular passages, to make excursions round the island. On Saturday, about half-past eleven o'clock, she left Portsmouth, with a tolerably numerous company on board. All went on well until she arrived nearly off Henbridgu Point, at the back of the island, when it is sup- posed, in consequence of hugging the shore, she struck lipo., a sunken iocli, and knocked a hole in her bottom, The greatest alarm was manifested amongst tho passengers, but as soon as the captain could get the vessel off the rock, he drove her nearer to the shore, and by means of ho.*ts the whole of the passengers were put ashore. Several pilot boats were fortunately near at the time, and rendered very great assistance. They were afterwards put on board other vessels, and conveyed to Rbyde and Portsmouth. The steamer filled and sunk. Thecaptain, Mr TR e, has been mate of the vessel for many years, nad has always been remarkable for his steadiness and strict attention to his ditties. Little more than a month ago he was appointed aa the successor of Captain Crask, having received his Admiralty certificate M master. THI AFFRAY WITH POACHERS NEAH INOTTINGHAM. -On Saturday Benjamin Phipps, Thomas Smith, Alfred Brownlow, William Smith, George Wright, Absolom Hickley, and William Timson, were charged at the County Hall, Nottingham, with being concerned in a poaching affray on the previous Tuesday night, in the oreserves of Lord Middleton, Wollaton Park. William Birch, one of his lordship's keepers, saw tlio prisoners, alnrtg with four or five others, setting nets in the park. Birch and others went amongst the poachers, when one of them struck him on the face with a life preserver, breaking his nose. All the poachers were armed with bludgeons, flails, &c.. and a desperate fight took place, Ultimately the poachers retreated, leaving several game- bags, &c. When the ground was searched by the police Lite body of the dog of one of the keepers was found. The bench discharged Timson, bat committed all the others for trial at the assizes. A COOL ONE! — While the Convention which dominated General Taylor was in session at Phiiadciphia. a «o:ne- what noted local politician from Pickaway County, Ohio, was in the city mingling in the mass. As the COIIV<ll'IOIl a ijourned over Sunday, he concluded to go to church. 4 I mounted my best regalia,' he says, and looked fine stopped at the door, and asked the sexton for a seat; was shown a very good one, entirely unoccupied, in the back part of which I seated myself. In a short time a very decent-look ng man, plainly dressed, entered and took the front of the pew. I held my bead reverk-iitly, and looked pious. He glanced at me several times, then tool, out. a white handkerchief, looked at me again, then took out a card, drew his pencil, wrote "This is my few, sir," and tossed the card at me. I picked it Ii p. -md i-n nediatuiy wrote on it, "It is a very good one. What rent do you pay?" and tossed it back.' THE EAKTHCIUAKE IN MANILA -Alettcr from Manila, dat.f! June 22nd, states People here have not yet got over the panic caused by the earthquake; the destruction of' life and property, especially the latter, has !>teen ter- rible. I should estimate it at the very lowest-at six millions dollars. No statistics have been pubii-hrci of the. killed and hurt, and those referring to particular places are very incorrect, and do not give anything :ike I he real number. I think that the killed cannot be less than one thousand, and the hurt five or six hundred. Some people et-timate the former at five or six thoMsund, but. this I think is not likely to be correct. The only foreigner killed was a Prussian engineer, who would go into the street, and was immediately crushed by the fall- ing db ;¡:H1 atones..The aspect of Manila now is ex- ceedingly tri.,ite. and she will not recover her pristine splendour for fiity or a hundred years to come.' SUICIDE OF BROTHERS.—The border village of Yet- holm was on Sunday last, thrown into a state of extreme excitement, by the discovery that Mr George Thomson, who, with his brother, occupied Yetliolm Mill, had com- mitted suicide by hanging-himself in his own granary, the rope having been attached to the rafters. But the excitement produced by this event was intensified when on Tuesday it became known that the brother of the above named, Thomas, had likewise put an end lu his existence by similar means, he having hung himself in one of the garrets of the dwelling-house. Thomas, it seems, in consequence of symptotos'wbicb he showed after his brother's suicide, had to be wattfhed; but by *6 t some means, when his attendant was HbF, ri troni the room, and the door locked, he had managed to lay hold of a rope, and before the return of his keeper had executed his fatal purpose. No immediate cause can be assigned for the rash act on the part of either, as both were in comfortable circumstances. One of them, Thomas, was married, and has left a family. EMPLOYMENT OF yosTHS IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE.— It is understood that; in accordance with a minute issued by the Lords of the Tzeasury, an instructional letter has been forwarded to the Postmaster-General to admit into the public service of that department well recommended youths of about fourteen years of age, to be trained for the higher duties ot the subordinate departments. Ihe pay is to-be six shillings per week for the first year, with all increment of sixpence per month until the ..ge of seventeen is reached, when, if they continue in the ser- vice until that time, they will be eligible to the receipt of eighteen sbillings per week,, and to tie drafted into any one of the departments, of the establisment for which their superior officer may recommend them as being peculiarly fitted, with prospective progressive salary. The only requirement for the admission of these youths is the respectability of their connections, and'the onfy qualifications necessary on the part of the candidates is tnat they should understand the first tour rules of the tables, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and divi>ion, and be abie to write a decent hand in aentences from dictation. • SHOCKING OCCURRENGK AT TORQUAY,—In the early part of last week the Rev. Mr Harvey, of Truro, took up his residence at Hartford Cottage, in the above town, for the benefit of his health. For some time he had been suffering from softening of the brain, and his plcsician had strongly advised him to relinquish liis duties tor twelve months, and seek a change of air. The unfortu- nate gentleman was likewise subject to occasional fits, and during these attacks was completely bereft of reason. On his arrival at Torquay he wasplaced under the care of Dr Nankivell, and on Saturday evening last it was found necessary to engage two persons.to watch him during the night, viz., Mr Strong, the owner of the house, and Mr Walsh, a m ighbour. About half-pust five on Sunday morning Mr Harvey desired Mr VVa!sh to hand him a box, as he said he wanted to take some provisions out it; and while tho former was busy trying to fit a key to the lock for him, the patient suddenly sprang out of ih*; bed, through the doorway, and rushed into the closet, fastening the door inside. On bursting open the door, the seekers were astonished to find the place empty, and immediately commenced a nearch for the gentleman; an npprt heusion existing on their part that he had made for the sea-shore to drown himself, induced them to give notice to the police, but all dforts to find'him proved unavailing until a more rigorous search of the adjoining premises was instituted. At last he was discovered sitting in the washhouse at the back of Dr. Nankivell's hou-e, which is only a few doors from Hartford Cottage. It nppears he had forced himself out through the small window of the water-closet and dropped into the garden behind; there, or in a to-nercf the back-yard, he picked up a piece of a White f,lass bottle, and" commenced cutting his throat in a most friglifful manner- It seems the loss of blood brought him to his-senses, for when he was found he appeared perfVctly sensible, and in :tn<w:;r to a ques- tion us to why he had done II, said, 'Oh, why did you leave me?' He bad crawled into the wasbhouse with a view to call Dr. Nankivell, and even attempted to throw stones at the window. The rev. gentleman was imme- diately conveyed to h ss lodgings, put to bed, and attended to by Dr Nankivell, and also by Mr Toogood. In addition to the cuts in his throat, there are likewise some wounds in his forehead, as if he had knocked himself against a wall. A DUEL IN A BALLOON -The Courier des Estats Unis is responsible for the following extraordinary story, which appears in its iesuoof the J8rh of J"ly: Two aeronauts, receritiv, arrived at New York, Messrs John Lsvvis, from England, and Tarteiffer, a native of Prussia, met about three weeks ago at John's Woods, where baih intended to make public ascents, and at the end of a dispute pro- duced by professional rivalry one of the two gave a challenge to the other. The choice of weapons was debaied for a long time; then, after an animated d s-us- sion, a conclusion was come to which was centrally considered as a joke; it was agreed that the two cham- pions should fignt in balloons without parachutes, each one firing, not at the person, but at the balloon of his adversary Farther, as a pistol ball could not produce 'I r (I sufficient effect, it was decided that eaeh^liou'd be armed with a blunderbuss loaded with four grape-shot! As we have ?a:cl, the heliet was that. this affary was a pure comedy, or, as the Yankees say, a by the atmosphere of the country. It was, however, per- fectly serions, so serious that the denouement has just proved a veritable catastrophe. Thursday, in last week, two balloons exactly alike, made at Boston, were taken out andinnated in a fleU near the village of Sallisburg, onthefro)i;ier of Vermont, alld fach aeronaut took his pla->e in the boat of the balloon. Four others had ac- companied them to the ground, and shook hands with them cordially before their departure. At the agreed-on si"nal the ropes were cut, and the two aerial skiffs rose parallel to each other in a perfectly calm atmosphere. Th« balloons had been started at eighty-four paces dis- tance from one another; the same distance W:,II preserved till they had reached an elevation of about ( ne hundred yards. A rocket was then let off as a signal at the start- ing place, and a miuute after a double report was heard in the air. One of the balloons continued its course rx>ajestica!ly, and soon disappeared in a westerly direction. The other whirled, round a moment and then descended, slowly at first; tut, the rapidity of the fat, constantly increasing, it ended by falling violently and heavily on the ground, like an inert mass. Mr Lewis, who was found ia the boat, was insensible, with an arm broken and his-body dreadfully bruised, but there is yet some hope of his life being saved. A- for il. Tartwifer, no one knows what has become of him.
'PoliCyof low tares, arid good recommendation would be Je best, for the shareholders and the public. (Cheers.) — *r Biddulph, Chairtnanjof the Llanelly Railway Company, •Wd he hoped soon to see another rail for the narrow 'Wage laid down on the broad gtiage line, to give greater Wiliiles in Wales. i*. H. Scourfield, M.P., propoed in an able speech prosperity of the town and port of Milford, coupled ^iththe name of Col Greville, 'f A ball took place in the evening at the Nelson Hotel, the arrangements of Mr Durant were much praised by the ttonjpany.