HORRIBLE TRAGEDY AT GUILDFORD. GUILDFORD, FRIDAY AFTKRNOON.—Independent of the excitement into which this town was thrown into in conse- quence of the commemoration of the 5th November, the neighbourhood of North street was thrown into increased commotion this morning by the announcement that a sotdierhad murdered his wife and committed suiiide. On inquiry our correspondent learned the following particulars On Sunday evening last Full Serjeant Maghe called at Mrs Hedger's, the Coachmakers' Arms, a beer-house in North-street, and stating that he belonged to the 3d Buffs, and was on furlough, applied for lodgings for himself and wife for a few days, and was accommodated* The couple appeared to live very comfortably together up to the evening before the tragic occurrence. He was about 28 years old, and the woman was probably a very few years younger. Yesterday he stated to Mrs Hedger that he expected that his wife's mother was coming to spend a day with them, and to arrange certain family matters. At half-past nine o'clock Mrs Hedger could not arouse the occupants of the room, and, becoming alarmed she sent for Mr Vickers, superintendent of the borough police, who, tearing something was wrong, decided to break open the bedroom door. A most. horrible sight presented itself to his view. The poor woman lay, with her face black, and a long rope wound and twisted tightly round her neck. She was quite dead. Maghe was welter- ing in his own blood, having inflicted a frightful gash two and a half inches in length across his throat. A sharp knife was found lying near him, and his bayonet was by the side of his belt. He had only his trousers and shirt on. Mr Chapman, an army surgeon attached to the military now stationed temporttrity in the town, and Mr Phillips, surgeon, of Guildford, were speedily in attendance and the gash of the unfortunate fellow was sewed up. Mr Henry Taylor, surgeon, was aferwards cat:ed in. Maghe could not speak, but motioned for some water, which was supplied, and after his wound had been stitched up he was able to sup a little brandy, though, of course, he was prostrated from loss of blood. At about one o'clock the medical men in attendance gave some faint hopes of his recovery. The cause of this strange affair has not as yet transpired. PROPOSED VOLUNTEER CONFERENCE. A movement is being inaugurated with respect to the volunteer system which is a most satisfactory proof that its popularity is not only spreading, but that active and energetic :teps are being taken to further its aim in a very important particular. Rifle matches have become a recognised part of the institution, and as no general rules had ever been recognised respecting them, but tha terms of each have depended chiefly upon local con- siderations, it was quite time that some conference or general meeting had been held to decide upon certain re- gulations which should be the guiding basis of all such contests. We are glad to state that a preliminary meeting was held at the St. James's Quadrant, on the 3rd inst., to consider a proposal for holding a conference on I rifle shooting.' The following gentlemen were present; Captain Willimsa, 19th Middlessex; Lieut. Halliday, Civil Service; Captain Field, Honourable Artillery Company; Captain Rutley, 1st Middlesex Artillery Sergeant Thornbury, Victorias; Lieutenant Goodliffe, London Rifle Brigade; Captain Peirce, 1st Middlesex Engineers; Lieut. Scott, London Scottish Mr Dighton, 14th Middlesex; Sergeant Brookes, 12th Middlesex (Barnet); Capt. Fane, 1st Battalion Oxford Capt. Hawkins, St. George's; Capt. Styan, Queen's Westminster; Sergeant Hemming, Inns of Court Ensign Young, South Middlesex; Mr Yatman, West Middlesex Lieut. Cunningham, 18th Middlesex (Harrow); Capt. Lochner, 36th Middlesex (Paddington); Capt. Richards, 37th Middlesex; Ensign Dennison, Central London Rifle Rangers; Lieut. Scott, Ealing; Capt. Peal, St. George's; Lieut. Hislop, 39ih Middle- sex Mr Parsons, Hon Artillery Company Mr Plaskett, Civil Service; Sergeant Tyrrell, Ealing; Sergeant Lintot, St George's; Lieutenant Tyrrell, Ealing Sergt. Lintot, St George's; Lieut. Pocklington, 1st Middlesex Engineers; Capt. Mac Gregor, London Scottish; Capt Woods, Central London Rifle Rangers. Captain MacGregor presided, and after the subject had been thoroughly discussed, it was moved by Captain Fane (Oxford), seconded by Captain Peal (St. George's), and carried unanimously That it is desirable to hold a conference in London of volunteers and others interested in rifle shooting, to consider the management of rifle matches, county meetings, and other competitions, and the regulations as to prizes, entries, and weapons, as well as targets, marking, and scoring, so as to promote tho financial success of such meetings, and to aid the National Rifle Association in its efforts to make rifle practice more popular as a manly exercise, and more effective as a national defence.' Moved by Lieutenant Scott (London Scottish], seconded by Lieutenant Cun- ningham (Harrow), and carried unanimously That such a conference, as proposed in the first resolution, be convened by the gentlemen now present, and that the resolutions of the conference be respectfully submitted to the Council of the National Rifle Association for their consideration.' Moved by Captain Field (Hon. Artillery Company), seconded by Sergeant Tyrrell (Ealing), and carried unanimously That the gentlemen present, and those who have signified their assent, be a committee to carry out the above resolutions, and with power to add to their number. Captain MacGregor to be chairman Captain Woods, vice-chairman and Lieutenant Cun- ningham, hon. secretary. Address, King's College.' It is probable that the conference will take place in January.
SOUTHERN CONDITIONS OF PEACE.—The following appears in the Richmond Enquirer of the 16th October I Save on our own terms we can accept no peace what- ever, and must fight till doomsday rather than yield an iota of them, and our terms are. Recognition by the enemy of the independence of the Confederate States. Withdrawal of the Yankee force from every foot of Confederate ground, including Kentucky and Missouri. Withdrawal of Yankee soldiers from Maryland until that State shall decide, by a free vote, whether she shall re- main in the old Union, or ask admission into the Confe- deracy. Consent, on the part of the General Govern- ment, to give up to the Confederacy its proportion of the navy, as it stood at the time of secession, or to pay for the same. Yielding up of all pretensions on the part of the Federal Government to that portion of the old territories which lie west of Confederate States. An equitable settlement on the basis of our absolute inde- pendence, and equal rights of all accounts of the public debt and public lands, and the advantages accruing from foreign treaties. These provisions, we apprehend, com- prise that minimum of what we must require before we lay down our arms-that is to say, the North must yield all-we nothing; and as they have waged a wicked and causeless war upon us, they ought in strict justice to be required, according to usage in such cases, to reimburse to us the whole of our expenses and losses in the course of that war. As surely as we completely ruin their armies, so surely will we make them pay our war debt, though we wring it out of their hearts. And they know it will; therefore they cannot make peace except through their utter inability to strike another blow. The stake they have to forfeit if they lose the game is as vital as arms. So is the stake to be won. It is no less than the entire position of our whole country, with us in it, and all we own, to have and to bold to them and their heirs for ever. Once more we say it is all or nothing. The Confederacy or the Yankee nation-one or the other must go down, forfeit its national existence, and lie at the feet of its mortal enemy. Meade's army and Rose- crane's are scattered. Lincoln can get no more armies. The draft turns out manifestly fruitless. Both the Ger- man and the Irish element are for peace. The Yankees have to bear the brunt of the war themselves; but in the meantime their inevitable bankruptcy is advancing like an armed man. 1 Hungry ruin has them in the wind, and it cannot be long before the Cabinet of Washington will have to consider seriously terms of peaoe, under auspices and circumstances very different from the pr" sent. For the present let the war roll and thnndet Ollp and God defend the right. |1 .L, Printed and Published, on behalf of fhe Proprjeto*'8' JOSEPH POTTKB, at the Offlec ia Parish of 8aint Mary, in the County of the lo* Haverfordwest [ Wednesday, November 11,1865.
AMERICA. 1 NEW YORK, October 30, Evening.-General Thomas reports that General Hooker was attacked at midnight upon the 29th instant. Severe fighting ensued, lasting two hours, with less vehemence until four o'clock. At seven o'clock General Hooker reported that the troops repulsed the enemy's attack, and drove the enemy from every position they assumed. The Confederates abandoned Look-out Mountain every position they assumed. The Confederates abandoned Look-out Mountain without resistance, and the Federals occupy tne south bank of the river from Bridgeport to Chattanooga. The river and railroad communications are unob- structed, facilitating supplies reaching Thomas. NEW YORK, October 26.-Advices from Chattanooga of the 24th instant state that General Grant had arrived there. Brockenridge's and Hindman's divisions have been withdrawn from the Federal front, and were moving in force on the Federal left. Rumours are current of a Federal attack on the rear of Rome and Atalanta. NEW YORK. October 27, Evening.-The Federal debt on Illinois to September, is estimated at 1,228,000,000 dollars. It is reported that the supplies for General Grant's army at Chattanooga have to be carried on camels over the clay roads, which the rain has rendered impassable for other means of conveyance. The army has been on short rations, and the want of supplies prevents General Grant from assuming the offensive. No general move- ment has been made by either army in Virginia. Heavy cavalry skirmishing is reported near Beaton. General Lee maintains his line across the Rappa- hannock. Mr Davies-has made a speech at Alabama, urging volunteers to occupy the outposts, thus enabling the soldiers to reinforce General Bragg, by this means he was confident Rosecranz would be crushed to the dust, his defeat would practically end the war, self-reliance and energy were only the duty of the* South, for no European aid could be expected. General Rosecranz has been enthusiastically received at Cincinnatti. He said he bad received a letter fr-jm the Piesidcnt, appiuviug Lib cuiiduut at the battle of Chichamanga. The Government was not responsible for the charges appearing against him in the Northern press. The New York Herald contains an improbable report that a semi-official Southern agent had arrived at New- burn, to propose a National Convention. The War Department has notified to the governor of New York that 180,000 volunteers must be raised in New York States before January, to avoid the draft. The New York supervisors are appropriating two millions for volunteers. NEW YORK, October 29.—It is positively stated that the Confederates have not crossed in any considerable force to the north Fide of the Rappahannock. They are still in heavy force and strongly fortified on the south bank, and hold the different fords of the river. Burford's Federal cavalry, while engaged reconnoi- tring, was attacked near the Rappahannock station, and forced to fall back from Germanstown with heavy loss. The Federals at Chattanooga still suffer severely from want of supplies, owing to imperfect communication. The Confederate losses in the late Chickamanga en- gagement is estimated at 18,000. Rafts had been placed around the ironsides and monitors at Caailesioii as a protection against the torpedoes. NEW YORK, October 29, Morning. — Advices from Chattanooga to the 24th inst. state that a large portion of General Bragg's army is believed to be moving to- wards Cleveland, Tennessee, to get between Burnside's army and Chattanooga. Reinforcements from General Lee are supposed to be marching down by way of Lynchburg and Bristol, Vir- ginia, to co-operate in the movement, Bragg's object being to diive Burnsida out of East Tennessee, and, by turning the flank of General Thomas's army, to compel him to abandon Chattanooga. General Thomas's army is still embarrassed for sup- plies, and numbers of horses are dying from hunger. NEW YORK, October 29, Evening. — Advices from Chattanooga to the 27th instant, announce that the Federals have re-opened river communication with Bridport. The Confederates have recoiled, and been driven from their position on Look-out Mountain. Charleston despatches to the 26th inst. state that Forts Wagner and Gregg have re-opened fire upon Fort Sumter. Two monitors have also engaged the forts. Moultrie replied vigorously. The Confederates are constructing more torpedoes. The bulk of General Lee's army is reported to be on the southern side of the Rappahannock. Lee, maintains, however, a strong picket line on the north side, and on Tuesday his infantry drove Buford's cavalry from Bealton. Yesterday General Meade moved his head-quarters from Warrentown. During his movements the Con- federates drove in the pickets of Meade's 7th Corps, and afterwards retired. The Confederates are now carrying on operations around Warrentown. Guerillas have appeared within fourteen miles of Alexandria. The officers of the Russian fleet have returned from a public excursion to Magara. Great popular demonstra- tions of welcome were exhibited along their route. Admiral Lisovisky declined speaking p iblickly. Presi- dent Lincoln has officially received Senor Roniero, as representative of Juarez, at Washington. FRIGHTFUL MURDER OF A CUSTOMS OFFICER IN LIVERPOOL. LIVERPOOL, THURSDAY 7, INST.—A murder of a shocking nature took place in the neighbourhood of Smithdome-lane yesterday evening, the victim being a Gustom-house officer, named Henry Treeby, who resided at No. 6, Portwood-street, Windsor. It appears that after finishing his duties for the day, the deceased left the office at .half-past four in the afternoon on his way homewards. Nothing was seen or heard of him after- wards, until a police-officer, who, about half-past five p.m., on going along towards Shiel-street, discovered the dead body of Treeby lying on the right hand side of the pathway. Medical assistance was soon at hand, and the deceased removed to a house in the neighbourhood, where it was ascertained that death had been caused by suffocation. The face presented a livid appearance there was a deep wound over the left eye, and a slight contusion on the forehead, over the nose. On the neck, however, there were evident signs that deceased had been throttled from before, as under each ear there was! a deep black mark, while blood issued fron. the nostrils and mouth. When the deceased left the Custom-house he had in his possession about £1 7s., a silver watch and a gold guard but when he was found his pockets had been rifled and his watch and guard stolen. Pre. vious to leaving business poor Treeby placed upwards of jE14 in a desk in his office, and it is therefore supposed that his murderer or murderers had some knowledge of the amount of money which deceased was likely to have with him. The clothes of deceased bore no marks of any severe struggle having taken place, though the knees of his trousers were covered with dirt, and his shirt collar and neckcloth much disarranged. One lamentable feature of the atrocious outrage is that the deceased, who was only 35 years at age, leaves behind him a wife and five children to deplore their loss. lTreeby was well liked among his brother officers, and was known to be a man of a quiet and kindly nature. An inquest on the body was commenced to-day, bat adjourned until to- morrow (this day). SHAMEFUL OUTRAGE.—An engine-driver on the Berks and Hants Railway has just beec seriously injured by a stone, thrown by some malreiqgjt person from a bridge. It appears that as the 5'ii up Main was proceeding on its joumey, and when passing undftr a bridge at Woolton Rivers, near Devizes, some person thfew a stone at it. The missile struek the er;no-driver with considerable violence on the tempk, and y odu^jd a wound, from which the blood flovei profusely, and it waø necessary to obtain medisal assistance. The company have offeree a reward of £26 for the cenrietlon of the offender.
SHOCKING TRAGEDY. On Saturday night, a woman and two children were found dead in a cab, under circumstances which scarcely leave a doubt that they were atrociously murdered. The axtraordinary nature of the tragedy, and the mystery which surrounds it. will be gleaned from the subjoined facts, gathered together from the most authentic sources At twenty minutes past eight o'clock on the night men- tioned, James Parker, driver of cab No. 2,200, was plying for hire at the Shoreditch station of the Great Eastern Railway. The driver, who lives at No. 2, Chester-street, Green-street, Bethnal-green, has been in the employ of Mr Clarke, Devonshire-street, Mile-end, for some time, and is spoken of as a very respectable and steadv servant. He was hailed by a well-dressed man, who was in company with a woman and two children. They came from the departure' side of the railway platform, in a manner as if they were either too late for a train, or had just seea some one off. The man told the cabman that he wished him to drive them to the Royal Oak, Westbourne-grove, Paddington, and that, as he might want him to stop, he was to put the check- string on. The driver said he would do so, and, the whole party having taken their aeats, the cab proceeded in the direction named. When Parker had driven as far as the Green Dragon public-house, Bishopsgate-street, City, the man, instead of pulling the check-string, put his head out of the cab, and ordered the driver to stop. Parker did so, and upon getting down to see what was wanted, the man gave him a shilling, and asked him to go into the Green Dragon and get him a pint of the best half-and-half, and at the same time to have something himself. The cabman fetched the drink, and banded it into the cab. Regarding it as a very unsuspicious sort of an occurrence, Parker says that he did not think of looking to se" who partook of it, though there is no question that the unfortunate woman and two children did so. What actually passed in the vehicle at this particular time is a matter upon which no light has yet been thrown. But the facts lead to the strong belief that, during the moment which elapsed while the pint of porter was in possession of the male occupant, a deadly poison was mixed with it. When the pot was returned to the cabman, it was empty, and Parker appears to have particularly noticed this circumstance, that before the man gave it to him he turned it bottom up, in order that all the drains might escape. The cab then proceeded as far as Furnival's Inn, Holborn, where the man again stopped him, and got out. He asked Parker what his fare would be for the whole distance, and was answered 4s. So far from questioning the demand, the man paid the amount and gave Parker -ixpence for himself. He then instructed him to take the other three passengers on to the Royal Oak, and walked away in the direction of the City. Parker drove on to this place, when he got down and opened the door of the cab. He was greatly surprised to find all three lying at the bottom of the vehicle, but only thought they were drunk. His endea- vours to rouse them were observed by the passers-by who collected round the cab. No one seems to have entertained a doubt that they were other than drunk or ill, until a medical gentleman, who was riding by on an omnibus, examined-the bodies, and at once pronounced them to be dead. The cabman was dreadfully alarmed at the fact of his having so ghastly a fare, but gave an explanation to the effect stated. The crowd which had collected was also greatly excited at the horrible tragedy that had been perpetrated. Police-constable Jones, 274 D, who was on duty at the Royal Oak, got into the cab and directed Parker to drive as fast as possible to St. Mary's Hospital. The bodies were then warm, and Jones raised the woman's head from the bottom of the cab and rested it on his knee, taking the younger of the children in his arms while he steadied the other on the seat. Upon arriving at the hospital the resident sur- geons pronounced all three to be dead, though the body of the younger child was still warm. Remedies were applied, but of course without avail. It was at once evident that they had been poisoned by prussic acid, though, as the post-mortem examination has not yet been made, it is not certain what was the precise manner of administering the deadly potion. The resident sur- geon states that the woman had evidently drunk some of the half-and-half, though the children may not have done so. Whether the action of the poison was rapid or gradual is not known, but the features, which at first swelled, shortly regained a comparatively natural ap- pearance. The medical description of the bodies is that they were in remarkably good condition, being well fed, warmly dressed, and wearing clean linen. As regards their position in life, they were apparently related to a respectable mechanic. The woman neither wore a wedding-ring nor was there any mark on her finger as if she had been in the habit of wearing one. At present, therefore, it cannot be ascertained whether she was mother to the children, or indeed related to them. The police authorities have published a description of the persons, and also of the dresses worn by them. The woman was probably 34 years of age, and 5 feet 2 inches in height, and stout. She was of light complexion, and had light brown hair. Her dress was a black alpaca one, with a ditto woollen shawl, red striped petticoat, two brown crinolines, two flannel petticoats (new), a calico chemise, white stockings, cashmere side-laced boots, with patent toes, black straw bonnet (and not a black crape or gauze one, as published in the particulars first issued), black fall, hair net, and wearing a small plated brooch. The eldest child was seven years of age, with fair complexion and light brown hair. Her dress was black, and she also wore a black sealskin jacket, two flannel petticoats, two calico chemises (new), and not one only as stated in some of the particulars issued white stockings, leather boots, with small bright buttons, white straw hat trimmed with black ribbon, a hair net, a white woollen comforter. In her possession was also found a white cambric handkerchief, markedl, E. M. M.' in black ink. The third victim of this most extraor- dinary tragedy was a little girl four to. five years of age. Like the other two, she was of fair complexion, and had light brown hair. Her frock was black, over which she wore a grey cloth jacket, with pearl buttons in front black silk cape, two flannel petticoats, two calico chemise, (one new), white socks, leather laced boots, speckled straw hat trimmed with black velvet and ribbon. She also had on a comforter. With respect to the mysterious companion who en- gaged the cab, Parker states that he should be able to identify him again, which could be no very difficult matter, as he had three opportunities of observing him— at the Great Eastern Railway Station, the Green Dragon, and Furnival's Inn. He is represented as being thirty- five years of age, 5 feet 5 inches in height, slight built, dark complexion, hair, whiskers, and moustache black. The latter was bushy, overhanging his lips; but whether this was natural or false hair the cabman does not know. He was dressed in black, and had a black hat. If he was the person who administered the poison, it is easy to conjecture the reason of his leaving the cab at Furni- val's Inn, as the prussic acid had no doubt completed its work. Upon the cab being examined there were found in it three lilac petticoats, one large and two small, tied up in a cotton apron, white pocket handkerchief, and a black and brown cloth man's cap, lined with red silk, a small leather strap, a brown leather hat-oase, containing some figs, a leather portmonnaie, in which were 5s. in silver, õid copper, and two postage-stamps. A box of zinc ointment, sold by Mr Hunt, chemist, Camber well, was also found, the use of which may be accounted for by the fact that the woman had a sore on one of her toes. Mr Hunt has been applied to as to whether he can recog- nise the person to whom the ointment was sold, but it is not considered likely that he can do so, it being an article frequently asked for. LATEST PARTICULAHS. The latest particulars respecting this most extraor- dinary affair do not throw much additional light upon it. Mr Parsons, of the Grein Dragon, Bishopsgate-street, handed to the police the pot which was sent out to the cab with the half-and-half; but it was not found to COD- tain any poisonous mixture. The cabman, in answer to inquiries as to whether he saw who drank from the pot replied that he could not say, as he had a small quantity of gin for which the man paid; and whilst the inmates of the cab had the pot inside, he was standing at his horse's head. To account for his not seeing whether the woman and children were there when the cab stopped opposite Furnival's Inn, he states that the man, when be got out, shut the door, and went and spoke to him on the box. There was nothing particular in the man's appearance to excite his suspicion and when he banded him (the cabman) the additional sixpence, he did so in a very jocular manner, and told him to be sure and drive fast. In the inside of the cab a small cork was found, but no bottle could be discovered. In addition to the description given by the police infor- mation of the deceased woman, it may be stated that she wore false curls, had a scar on the right side of the head just behind the ear, as if from a scald or a burn, and had very dark eyebrows and eyelashes. The whole of the clothing taken from the deceased can be seen at the police-station, Paddington-green. Whiist the police were actively engaged in endea- vouring to apprehend the man who rode in the cab, information was received at the police station that a man answering the description given by the cab-driver had been found dead in bed at a coffee-house in South- wark, and that he had committed suicide by taking laudanum. The information was as fellows: Died suddenly, supposed from poison, a man, name supposed to be C. Rolt, aged 50; height 5 feet 8, complexion dark, dark moustache, dress dark tweed coat, Wellington boots, deer-stalker cap, striped flannel shirt. The deceased said he came from Wales when he entered the coffee-shop. On his person was found 5s. Hid., two phials labelled poison,' and a comb and knife.' The cabman was as soon as possible taken to the coffee-house, but he at once said that the deceased was not the man, though, as will be seen, the description in many points actually agreed. Another correspondent states that a card, bearing a name and address, has been found in a cab. The address was Ipswich,' and the police have learned that a man from that town took a lodging recently at a house in Camberwell. This fact, taken in connection with the box of ointment found on the woman having been procured at the shop of Mr Hunt, in that district of London, and from certain peculiarities evinced by the individual in question and his non-arrival at his lodgings on Saturday night, has led to the supposition that he is the guilty party. Accordingly, several policemen in plain clothes were last night placed on duty in the vicinity of the house above mentioned, with instructions that, should the man make his appearance, he is to be apprehended on suspicion of having com- mitted the three-fold murder. SERIOUS FIRE IN THE SOUTH CAMP ALDERSHOT. SEVENTY-EIGHT HORSES BURNT. On Fridav morning a shocking and disastrous fire oc- curred in the camp at Aldershot, in the stables of the Military Train, adjacent to the barrack stores, resulting in the destruction of 78 valuable horses. The building in which the fire originated formed nearly two sides of a square, the angles being respectively about 100 yards and 75 yards in length. It was built entirely of timber and straw, and formed one of a number of temporary stables allotted to the horses of the Royal Artillery and Military train stationed in the South Camp. The fire was discovered about five minutes past five o'clock by a sentry on duty near the spot, and by whom an alarm was promptly given. In a very few minutes a large body of men were in attendance, and the most strenuous exertions were used to remove the horses. Unfortunately, however, from the nature of the building, which was one pile of inflammable materials this was found to be impossible. The flames spread with light- ning rapidity, and in the short space of ten minutes the entire building was one mass of flame. The screams of the horses which were tethered to their stalls with chains were terrible, and incredible as it may appear, of the 89 within the building only 11 were saved. This, however, will not appear so strange when it is stated that the means of ingress and egress were few, and from this cir- cumstance, together with the quantity of forage ablaze inside, the attempt to enter the building was one fraught with the utmost danger, and there was no alternative but to let the poor animals perish. The Camp Fire Brigade, under Mr Superintendent Burke, was promptly in attendance, with three engines and a large numbpr of fire-screens, but owing to a scarcity of water, only one engine could be brought into play. The horses in the adjoining stables were turned loose, and driven away from the scene of the fire, some of them roaming into the country for many miles round. > A strong southwest wind was blowing, which had the effect of carrying the flames directly away from the adjoining stables, which being of the same material as the blazing building must otherwise have shared the same fate. In less than an hour the stable was burnt to the ground, and at eight o'clock the scene was of a truly horrifying nature. Amidst the burning ruins the carcasses of 78 horses, re- duced almost to cinders, stood out in every conceivable position of ghastliness, emitting a sickening stench which was almost overpowering large bodies of troops were turning over the debris, searching for the bodies of three men who, it was supposed, had perished in the flames in their endeavours to save the horses; the firemen were yet busy directing the hose over a portion of the space still furiously blazing, and officers were riding about commenting upon the sad spectacle. At the time we write it was not certainly known whether any human lives had fallen a sacrifice to the devouring element, and the origin of the fire was a mystery, but it was supposed to have been occasioned by a suspended stable lamp setting fire to the thatch of the building. Fifty-two of the burnt horses belonged to the 5th battalion Military Train, and 26 to the 2nd battalion. Their value is roughly estimated at £ 2500. This, however, does not represent the total loss, as the harness and accoutre- ments within the building were worth at least another £ 500. Sad as is the occurrence, it is only the fulfilment of a prediction long since made by many persons who have noticed the construction of these temporary stables at Aldershot Camp. The fire will, of course, be made the subject of official inquiry at the earliest opportunity. The court of inquiry which was opened on Friday, to investigate the circumstances attending the burning of the cavalry stable at Aldershot camp, and the destruction of 68 horses, was resumed on Saturday. Witnesses were examined but no new facts, in addition to those published in our Saturday's impression, have, it is understood, been elicited. The War office author- ities intend to have a thorough investigation of the whole affair; and with this view, Colonel Kennedy Was down at the camp on Saturday. During Friday afternoon, fatigue parties were told off, and, at a distance from the camp, on the south-eastern aide, large pits were dug, where the remains of the poor brutes were to be interred. This revolting duty was performed by most of the men attached to the 2nd and 5th Battalions of the Military Train, the charred remains being col- lected and placed in waggons for that purpose. By mid-day on Saturday the whole of these remains were removed, and nothing could be observed but the horses' bits and curbs, and various other portions of the ironwork of saddlery and harness, &c., with here and there a partially consumed hoof lying about. It appears that the locality of the stabling lies some quarter of a mile from the position assigned to those entrusted with the charge of the horses. It is thought that, had the men been nearer the stabling, many more hor es would have been saved. f: THE PRtNCE CONSORT.—The Prince Consort, 35, screw, iron-based ship, arrived at Plymouth, under steam and sail, from Kingstown, on Saturday morning, and, after a short stay in the Sound, proceeded into the Hamoaze. On her passage through the Sound, Patrick Killeen, A.B., had his skull fractured by being struck by the fish-dlock. He was taken to the Royal Naval Hospital, with but slender hopes of his recovery. On the way back the Prince Consort did not make any water. It is believed that she is perfectly sound in her bottom, and that she took in water in the gale through her ports leaking, and water finding its way down the ventilators and hatches, through her having in rolling carried away the valves of her scupper-holes, by which means water rushed over her lower decks as she rolled. She is to be put out of commission on Tuesday, and re- turned to the Steap Reserve, her crew going back to the skips they belong to.