Hampshire Telegraph and Naval Chronicle from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 16, 1850 · 4
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Saturday, February 16, 1850
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HAMPSHIRE TELEGRAPH ATO SUSSEX CHRONICLE -FEBKIf AMY 16, 1850 PQST-OPFICT., LOjMFKIDAYV DijitnATIoN. Mails Despatched. (By Day Mail.) Till, 17th, and 27tn of every month bv Southampton- Lisbon, Madeira, Gibraltar Sspam, anil iKlrT. Malta, ixretce, n aoth oi every month by Southampton. Ioniau Islands, Egypt, Coy- Ion, India, and Ciimn ppHBrUUE" Colonies in IV est Indies (except Honduras, Nassau, and Bermuda), Foreign 2ndniid 17th of every month by Southampton. ("Monies in West Indies (ex acvt Havanuah) Venezuela, mid Jacmel 5(2) Bermuda, Nassau, New Or-j leans, Mexico, Honduras, andj TTnvflp.n L 2nd of every month only by Southampton. (3) Madeira, earagaa and Chili, and P; San Juan do New Granada, only by Southampton Evening of tho 4th of every month by Falmouth. Madeira, Brazil, Buenos Ayrea .. Every alternate Friday in Dec. Jan. b eo. British North America, United Slates and March, & every Friday during the remainder of tho year by Liverpool. Last day .of every nionth from London. Sydney, New S Wales . Vigo, Oporio, Lisbon, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Medi-ierkanean, Egypt, India, and China. Tlio nest mails for Gibraltar, Malta, Greece, the Ionian Islands, Egypt, India, &c. via Southampton, will be dispatched from hence on the morning of the 20th Feb. The next maiis for the Mediterranean, Egypt, India, &c. via Marseilles, will be dispatched from hence on the evening of the 25ih of February. Madeira, Brazils, and Buenos Ayees. From August to January inclusive, the packet touches at Per-nambneo and Bahia on her outward passage to Rio Janeiro, and the other six months on her homeward. West Indies, .Sec. Tho Great Western, for the mails of the morning of the ISth February. America Tho Canada, for the mails of the evening of the 22nd instant, to be conveyed to New York. TIDE TABLE, For the Ensuing week. 7 vr High Water at Sun Sun :Moon s Portsmouth. Rises. Sets. ! Age. -r, : -r; : ; Morning! livening h m k vi ! d h h vi h vi 7 13 5 17 5 2 2 23 2 47 7 11 5 IS 6 2 3 7 3 26 7 9 5 20 IFirstQ. 3 43 4 9 7 7 5 22 ; S 2 4 35 5 4 7 5 5 24 9 2 5 37 6 IS 7 3 5 26 10 2 7 0 7 45 7 1 5 27 H 2 S 30 9 7 Day. Sunday Monday Tuesday... . 'Wednesday . Thursday .. .Friday Saturday ... Add to or SuUractfrom the above, and the, High Water will be shewn at tnejouowing peaces ; Christchurch . Needles Point Hurst Camber sub. 2 50 Southampton... sub. 1 5 Bembridge ...sub. 0 4 Arundel add 0 0 Shereham sub. 0 20 BeachyHead ..sub. 1 25 sub. 1 55 sub. 1 40 Lymiiigtou Cowes ... sub. 1 iso ... sub. 0 55 gtlgX. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1850. At a meeting of the Committee of the Chichester Literary and Mechanics' Institution, on Wednesday last, it was determined to advertize for tenders for tho building of a lecture room, agreeable to plans furnished gratuitously by Mr. Butler, to be seen at his office. Letters were read from most of the gentlemen who were requested to become patrons of the Institution, signifying their ready assent to the application made to them. Chichester Mechanics' Institute. Tho Rsy. W. Maiden, in lecturing before the friends of the above society on Wednesday sc'nnight, said, my present lecture will be to show, "Why Christian States continue to perpetrate Anti-Christian wars." ivny . uecause Christianity has been corrupted. Constantine, in the beginning of the fourth century, took into governmental pay Christian Teachers, loading them with riches and honours, Ho clothed them in purple and fine linen, causing them to faro sumptuously every day, giving them rank among princes, in return for which they were not long in learning to flatter and fawn on their great earthly maker, accommodating to his views the glorious doctrines of the great teacher from Nazareth. -From that, timo to this, during fifteen centuries, Christian kings and courtly priests have taught that war is not ar.ti-christian. Why? Because christian morality is but little understood. Christian ethics and popular ethics differ widely. Tho laws, as given by Christ, have but little influence on christian states. His morality is either misunderstood or wilfully perverted, since the lawfulness of war is maintained; and the crimes of war perpetrated. It was not so fifteen centuries ago, when christians would not defend themselves with deadly weapons ; but since Christianity has been corrupted, error seems to bo sanctified by time ; and here we are in the middle of the nineteenth century, as unlike Christians of the first three centuries as a demon is like an angel. Why ? Because the youth of Christian nations arc not educated in Christian principles. The books they are directed to read arc not such as expose the physical and moral evils of war, but such, in which the war-spirit is cnchantingly eulogised, and young hearts are made to beat towards the battle field, by the glowing and heroic representations which mo given. Boys at school neither hear nor read anvthing on the morality of war ; nor does their Mibsequent reading tend to weaken their prepossessions. Ethical writers have taken great care not to shok tho prejudices of community on this subject, few having lieen bold enough to attack the strong-holds of vice in this quarter. Why '! Because the people generally are deluded on the subject of war. The people would not sanction their rulers in perpetrating the horrid crime of war, were they not themselves the subjects of a popular delusion. This must have been the opinion of the Christian Poet, who tells us, '' War is a game, which were their subjects wise, princes would not play at." It is an evil productive of" every species of evil ; and yet this monster of iniquity this demon of blood this scourge of tr.e world this voracious destrover exists, because the people are deluded. Dispel the delusion, ;iud rnueh will be done towards abolishing the atrocious customs from christian and civilized nations It is, said the' lecturer, because Christianity lias been corrupted "because Christian morality is but little understood because Christian nations are not educated in Christian principles and because the people are deluded on the subject of war by strong prejudice, bv false notions of glory, by incorrect views of Scripture, and by erroneous ideas, as to the necessity of war, that Christian States continue to perpetrate Anti-Christian Wars. On Tuesday evening Mr. R. Wood, of the Richmond Arms, Waterbeech, near Goodwood, gave his annual ball, which was attended by upwards of 100 of the young, gay, and happy people of the neighbourhood, including a large party from Goodwood House. The ball-room was tastefully decorated, a good band was in attendance, and the merry party danced evidently without tiring until daylight the next morning. Chichester Choral Concerts. These concerts were brought to a close for the present season, on Monday last, and we must say that much praise is due to Messrs T. & H. Bennett, both for the skiil ami judgment they Lave shewn in the selection and arrangement of the music, and for the pains and care they have bestowed on the rehearsals. The principal performers throughout have boon tho Lay Vicars and Choristers of the Cathedra, assisted by Messrs. Greenfield, Gray, Rogers, and other amntenrs ; and all have acquitted themselves well. The first part on Monday commenced with Luther's Chorale, " Oh, let us praise," which was afterwards repeated, by desire. Then followed selections from Haydn's Creation, in which the air, " In splendour bright," was sung by Mr. Barber in his best style ; and tho trio, " On thoe each living soul," by Messrs. Osmond, Freemautle, and Barber, elicited much applause. Handel's ; Behold ! I shew you a mystery," and the air, " The trumpet shall sound," were admirably sung. The principal feature in the second part was Maszinghi's trio and chorus, " Hail ! to the Chief," which was repeated amidst loud applause. The concert concluded with the national anthem. We hope to see these delightful entertainments resumed in the autumn. A serious, and what had nearly .proved a fatal accident), occurred on Wednesday last, at Chichester, to Mr. Fullagar, of Emsworth. A carter had, according to the very dangerous, though too common custom, left his horse unfastened, while he went into a house, when something caused the horse to run off. Mr. Fullagar was passing at the time, and fearing that some children who were in the street might be run over, rushed forward, and attempted to stop the horse ; he seized the bridle, but was thrown down, and one wheel passed over his legs, while the other damaged his hat. Most providentially he escaped with only severe bruises and the partial destruction of his clothes. As nothing is easier than to secure a horse by a rein, connecting the head with the fetlock, it is much to bo lamented that this custom is not more generally attended to, and en forced by masters on their servants. Burglary. Between one and two o'clock on Friday morning, the Sth iust., the premises of Mr. John Rickman, at Wcllingham (beyond Lewes,) were entered by four men who had blacked their faces and otherwise disguised themselves, They got in through the window of tho breakfast parlour, whence they proceeded to the bed-room of the Misses Kidman, one of whom, alarmed at the noise wade bv the burglars, reached the door just as they made their appearance at it. The other sister tried to ring one of the bells, but the rope broke ; and before she could reach the other she received a violent blow on the arm. The young ladies were locked in their room, with a threat of severo punishment in case they raised an alarm. Tire men then went to the room of Mr. Rickman, which they rifled of every portable nrticle of value. In tho meantime a third Miss Rick man who slept in a room above rang the alarm bell violently, and at the first sound the burglars decamped ; and before the farm servants made their appearance, which they did almost instantly, they had got clear off with a considerable booty. There was a watch-dog on the premises ; but as he gave no alarm, it is supposed that ho is afflicted with rather an incsnvenient affection in such an animal, deafness. On Saturday last a Jury assembled at the Rainbow, Summers Town, Chichester, before J. Powell, Esq., City Coroner, to investigate the circumstances of the death of Charles Reynolds, aged 33 years, who was found suspended by the neck, and quite dead, on the preceding day. It was shewn in evidence that several members of the deceased's family had destroyed themselves under the influence of insanity ; and the recent death of his wife, leaving throe young children behind her, was thought to have the effect of producing in him shat dreadful malady. A verdict of " Temporary In-tauity," was accordingly returned. There has been no business during the past week before either the County or City Magistrates. Chichester Corn Market ( Wednesday.) The average price of Wheat at our Market was, 12. 6s. m. per qr. : Oats, 17s. 33d. : Peas, 12. Ss. Od. : Beans, 12. 9s. Od. : Barley, If. 4s. 6d. per quarter. In our Cattle Market, Beef sold at from 3s. Sd. 4. "d. per stone : Mutton, 4s. Od. to 4s. id. ; Veal, 4s. Od. to 4s. Sd. : Pork, 3s. 2d. to 3s. 4d. A fair supply of good stock, high prices maintained, but business was steady. Ou&ester Infirmary. Week ending Feb. 12, 1S50, Out - patients admitted, 5 : ditto discharged, i : remaining on the books, 296 : In-patients admitted, 3 : discharged, 12 : dead, 0 : remaining in the house, o9 : For the week commencing Feb. 19th, 1850, Dr. Mc. Carogher, Receiving Physician : Mr. Elliott, Surgeon : T. Newham, House-Surgeon, iL&ltitffieetrv. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1850. , Corn Report, Friday. J,i the absence of foreign supplies of consequence, and with the falling of in the deliveries which usually takes place place at this' period of the year, when farmers are occupied preparing the land for sqrring sowing, the grain trade has assumed a somewhat firmer tone. There is, however, nothing in the present position of affairs to lead to the belief that the value of agricultural produce will undergo any material or permanent advance in our markets. By the latest advices from the Forth of Europe we learn that 'ma ny of the nearest ports were nearly free from ice, and that there were symptoms of a breaking up of the frost all over the Bailie, We may therefore calculate on shipments being shortly commenced, and though the discouraging state of the trade here may have the effect of checking consignments to Great Britain, still v:e must expect supplies to reach us from abroad when the spring shall have further advanced. That the tast harvest yielded a oood 'return in all the principal corn- growing countries of Europe, has not been disputed ; and a large surplus must consequently exist in Russia, Poland, Germany, Ac, for export, the whole of which is certain to find -its way to England. A considerable extent of speculation took place at some of the Baltic ports in December and January, by which prices of wheat were driven up to a point not warranted by circumstances ; but that the value of the article will be ultimately regulated abroad by quotations here, cannot be doubled. At present jlae red wheal might be purchased on the other side at 35s. lo 36s. per cpuarter free on board, and tho freight from Rostock, Stettin, ct'C, will probably be about 3s. per quarter ; there would, consequently, be no margin for profits, and prices must give way there before our merchants can be expected to send, out orders, and without an English demand the rates now asked are not likely to be long maintained. In Holland, Belgium, and Fro.nce, quotations of wheat are likewise too nearon a par with our prices iu hold out inducement to British buyers ; still we find that shipments are made from time to time, and we feel perfecil'i satisfied that, with free trade in corn, we shall always have a large (quantity of foreign produce pressing on uiir markets. Very little change has taken place in the tone of the trade at Mark-lane since our last, but the extreme insignificance of the receipts into the port of London has caused full terms lo be asked.. On Monday we had a very small show of wheat by land carriage samples Jrom the home counties, and little fresh nqi from more remote parts of the kingdom. The condition was not fine, being a good deal affected by the ila'np stale of the atmospheres- still a. clearance was made at an early hour, anil in some cases the terms of that day week were slightly exceeded. Since then the demand has again slackened. On Wednesday hardly a bargain was closed ', and this morning some difiieully was experienced in placing the few lots exhibited on the Essex and Kent stands at the rates current in the bcgh'.ning if the 'week. The transactions in foreign wheat have been on quite a retail scale since our last, the attendanc of country buyers having been far from numerous. The business done on Monday was at prices fully equal to those at which sales hadbeenpre-viously made, but purchasers refused to take more than they deemed absolutely necessary lo provide for immediate wants. On Wednesday the operations were stilt more circumscribed, ana to-aay vie sates were oj a perfectly retail character. No change has occurred in the nominal toq price of town-manufactured flour, nor have shiqi samqjles been parted with at less money than last week. English barley has come sparingly to hand, and though the maltsters and distillers have conducted their operations with extreme caution, the tendency of prices has been rather upwards. Really fine qualities have certainly sold a shade better than last week, and all other sorts, whether of home or foreign growth, have maintained their previous value. Malt has moved off tardily at the recently reduced prices. The principal part of this week's supply of oats has again been from Scotland, and many of the cargoes having come to hand in very bad condition, the sale has been exceedingly difficult. The large dealers lutve declined lo act with the market in so bare a state, and consumers have refused lo take more than, needed for present wanli, in which potUio of affairs factors have been unable to establish any advance on former terms, prices being precisely the same to-day as they were last week. Beans of home growth have been placed at about prcevious rates, but Egyptian have been offered rather lower. There has been very little doing in pease, and quotations have not varied. We have lieard of no sales of floating cargoes of Indian corn. In tho Winchester Consistory Court, yesterday, in the case of the Churchwardents of South Hayling, v. Padwick, Mr. Seagrim obtained permission to put in some documentary evidence. This case, which has been in this Court about IS months, will shortly be heard in London, before Chancellor of the Diocese, Dr. Haggard. It is said that the defendant has two Special Jury cases, which are expected to come on at the ensuing Assizes. Sir James East, m.p., Mr. Bonham Carter, M.P., and Mr. Charles Saunders, waited on tho Home Secretary of State, on Tuesday, in referenco to the case of deer-stealing tried at Winchester Sessions lust Easter. Our readers will have seen in this, and many other papers, an advertisement announcing that a committee had been formed for the purpose of collecting subscriptions for a testimonial to Mr. J. T. Twynam, of Whitchurch, Hants, to mark the sense which his brother farmers entertain of his exertions in advocating their cause. The proposition originated in his own district, amongst neighbours, who can always form the soundest opinions of, and best appreciate a man's merits. Mr. Twynam has appeared before the public in several journals, and has never failed to uphold such measures as were calculated to advance and maintain the interests of agriculture. The effect of this proposition will be not only to evideneo the gratitude and respect entertained for the individual, but wiil also show how far the principles he has advocated are approved. For every reason, we wish success to the object, and shall be happy to do anything in our power to promote it. Great Western Railway. Tho half-yearly meeting of the proprietors was held on Thursday, at the Pad-uington station ; Mr. E. Russell, in the chair. The report was read by the Secretary. The general statement of receipts and payments to the 31st of December last shows that 7,930,8452. had been received on account of share capital, including 180,284Z. advances on shares ; on mortgage of Great Western, Cheltenham, and Great Western Union, Oxford, and new lines, 3,251,6S52 ; loan notes, &c, 902,3152.; mortgage of shares on portion of new lines, 1,202,6742. Total receipts, 13,287,1582. The payments were on the Great Western and other lines, open for traffic, 9,4 5 9,28 02. ; on railways in course of construction Oxford and Rugby, 832,7212. ; subscriptions and disbursements for South Wales, 481,0802.; Glocester and Forest of Dean, 21,5382,; Wilts, Somerset, and Weymouth, 524,3 922. ; Birmingham and Oxford, 811,9282. ; Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and Dudley, 158,2462. ; together, 1,497,1842. ; subscriptions to lines the interest on which is borne by revenue, viz., South Devon, 232,7082.; Oxford, Worcester,! and Wolverhampton, 185,1032., Cheltenham and Oxford, 63,7832.; Cornwall, 12,013.; Plymouth and Great Western Dock, 7,1252. ; together, 500,7322, ; total subscriptions to oilier railways, 1,897,9172.; locomotive stock, 948,4932.; total amount of cavments, 13,238,4112. : leavins a J balance of .48,7472. The revenue account for the half- year ending the 31st of December, 1849, states that the traffic receipts, including 13,5352. for rents and interest oil cash balances, amounted to 4 32,01 82., and the working expeuifs, inducting 12,0872. Government duty, and ' 11",4752., rates-ami taxes, to 168,86 72.i li'aving a balance of 263,1512., which added to 18,0202., tho balance of former account, makes 281,1712., from which 84,7752. is deducted for interest, including 4,0002. payable to the Wilts, Somerset, and Weytaouth Company, and 1,0982. due to the Bristol and Exeter, leaving a disposable balance of 196,3932., of which 156,6902. will be absorbed to pay the dividend of 2 per cent, for the half-year on the share capital, 7,834,5 002., leaving a balancB over of 39,7032. The total amount of the share capital of the Great Western Railway is stated to be 8,160,0002., of which 7,834,5002. is paid up, and 325,5002. remains uncalled. The report was received and unanimously adopted ; and a resolution for a declaration of dividend, payable on the 1st of March, in accordance with the report, was then agreed to. On Wednesday evening, Mons. Zaba delivered a lecture to tho members of the Mechanics' Institution, on The Iufluence of Women," which wns highly flattering to the fair sex, and gave entire satisfaction. The Game Laws. John Collett, Esq., of Lake House, Cheltenham, forwarded on Monday last the money to effect the liberation of George Shergold, of Redlinch, a married man with a wife and large family, who in October last, in his absence, at the Salisbury County Petty Sessions, was convicted of trespass on tho lands of Lord Folkstone, and in default of payment was sentenced to six weeks hard labour. The poor follow was only recently apprehended ; for seven weeks of his wandering he had not undressed himself,and had been lying about under hedges or anywhere fearing that he should be parted from his family. When released it rained in torrents, but the poor man laughed at the wet, glad to return home to the partner of his sorrowB I Basingstoke. On Wednesday, the Town Crier publicly announced in the market and throughout the town, that the farmers attending the market had resolved to decline dealing with any tradesman or me-ehanic who refused to reduce the price of his articles on labour at least 20 per cent. The following Inquests have been taken by Mr. Todd during the week : At Botley, on the body of Edward Hugh Pilbeam, aged four years, who was severely burnt in consequence of his dress taking fire from a candle, early last Friday morning, inflicting' injuries of which he died in the course of the day. Verdict, Accidental Death. At Whitchurch Union Workhouse, on the body of Wm. Turton, a pauper, aged S5, who was burnt to death iu consequence of his round frock catching fire. Verdict, Accidental Death. At Wesfcmeon, on the body of Ellen Kuight, who was found dead on the floor, having died suddenly; in consequence of the rupture of a blood-vessel. Verdict, Visitation of God At the County Prison, AVincb.es- ter, on the body of James Dovey, one of the prisoners, who died of chronic disease of the stomach. Verdict, Visitation of God, At Kingsomborne, on the body of John Harding, a young man, teacher in the parish school there, who fell from his seat while reading by the fireside, and instantly expired of disease of the heart. Verdict, Visitation of God. At Lymingtou, on the body of Ann Cartwright, who died very suddenly, without previous illness. Verdict, Visitation of God. At the Winchester Cattle Market there was a short supply of cattle, and an average one of sheep, which experienced a dull sale, with a downward tendency. Hants County Hospital. Feb. 13, In-patients admitted 14 ; ditto discharged 18 ; No. in the house, 99 : Out-patients admitted 15 ; ditto discharged 16 ; number on the books, 169 ; Visitor for February, Dr. Hitchcock : Physician for tho week commencing Feb. 20, Dr. Phillips ; Surgeon for the week, Mr. Mayo. ODIHAM. Mechanics' Institute. The prospects of this institution are very pleasing, the members are being given a series of interesting lectures, and others are seeking membership, while the library is about to receive an accession by a liberal donation from Lady Mildmay, who is at present a subscriber. But if there be one circumstance more pleasing than another, it is the formation of a Music class, which like that at Basingstoke, is under the leadership of Mr. Powell, of Basingstoke, and if the same results be produced here, which followed his tuition at the former place, they may well have cause to congratulate themselves on their success. Obituary. We have just lost that remarkable person in every place the oldest inhabitant. She was a widow named Varndell, and had for some time enjoyed, the repute of being a ccutinarian ; but this is somewhat apocrypha), as the only authentic source of information respecting her age is the parish register, which tells us that sho was baptized on the 7th of December, 1750. The present individual enjoying this patriarchal distinction is an inmate of the union, named Champion, and it is said he is 99 years of age. COUNTRY GRAIN MARKETS. Godaljiing (Wednesday last) White Wheat, 38s. to 45s. per quarter : red Wheat, 35s. to 39s. : Barley, 20s. to 26s. : Peas, 26s. to 2Ss. : Beans, 26s. to 30s. ; Oats, 15s. to 20s. per qr. Trade was more brisk, and a large quantity changed hands. Devizes (Thursday last.) At ova- market White Wheat sold at 42s. 0d. to 46s. Od. ; Red ditto, 40s. to 42s. ; Inferior ditto, 30s. to 36s, ; Barley, 20s. to 27s. : Oats, 16s. to ISs. : Beans, 32s. to 40s. : Peas, 30s. to 34s : Flour, 30s. to 32s, per sack ; Bread, lOd. per 81b. Prices advanced a little. Southampton Market Yesterday) There was a thin attendance at this day's market. Wheat sold at Is. higher price .than our last. Barley firm. 1 Oats, beans, and peas, without change in value. Flour remained steady in price. Wheat, old, 3Ss. to 44s. : ditto new, 40s. to 44s. : Barley, 21s. to 28s. : Beans, 28s. to 36s. : Oats, 17s. to 23s. : Flour, 30s. to 32s. per qr. Lewes (Tuesday last.) Trade was done in Wheat at from 92. 0s., to"l02. 15s. per load : Barley, 22s. to 26s. : Oats, 14s. to 16s. : Beans, 25s. to 27s. : Peas, 26s. to 28s. Rye (Wednesday last.) Wheat, 3Ss. to 43s. per qr. ; Barley, 0s. to 0s. ; Oats, 15s. to 19s. ; Beans, 0s. to 0s. : Peas, 28s. to 32s. per qr. DoiUiiNG Market (,Tkunday last) Wheat, 102. to 112.0s.: Rod ditto, 92. 0s. to 102.0s. per load: Barley, 22s. to 26s. per qr. : Oats, 16s. to 18s. : Beans, 28s. to 30s. : Peas, 28s. to 30s. HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. The Hambledon Hounds will meet on Monday next at Horndean ; Thursday, Basing Park ; Friday, at Snakemoor Form at half-past ten. The New Forest Hounds will meet on Tuesday next, at Bolton's Bench (there will be a meeting of the Hunt at the Crown Inn , Lyndhurst, at half -past ten) ; Thursday, at Beau-lieu : Saturday, at Landford Lodge at eleven punctual. The H. H. Hounds will meet on Monday, at Lassam Village ; Tuesday, at Hinton House ; Thursday, at C'andover Church ; Saturday, at Metlsted Green at a quarter to eleven. The Isle of Wight Fox Hounds meet on Tuesday next at GaScombe Covers: Wednesday, at Arreton Down : on Friday, Lock's Green at half-past too. The Huisley (R. D. Cockburn's) Fox Hounds will meet on Monday next, at Woodman Inn, Sparsholt : Friday, at Cross Eoads, Cranbury Common at half-past ten. Colonel Wyndham's Fox Hounds will meet on Monday, at Avisford Hill ; Wednesday, at Eastdean Wood ; Friday, at Henly Hill ; Saturday, at Fair Oak at half-past eleven. The Brighton Harriers will meet on Mondays at Patcham : Wednesdays, Race Course and Thunder's Barrow alternately ; Fridays, at the Dyke at a quarter before eleven each day. Mr, Assheton Smith's Hounds will meet on Monday next, at Clatford Oakeuts ; Tuesday, at Stowell Lodge ; Wednesday, at Wherwell Wood; Thursday, at Chute Lodge; Friday, at South Grove ; Saturday, at Speery Well at eleven. $out)iiin)tott SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1850. The Pacha, Peninsular Company's steam sloop, Capt. Weeks, with the mails from Spain, Portugal, and Gibraltar, in charge of Lieut. Newenhan, Admiralty Agent, arrived hero on Thursday night. She had a full general cargo, with 5 packages of specie, and 20 passengers. She brought no news of importance. Saldanha had been dismissed from his office in the Queen of Portugal's household. The Royal Mail Company's steamer, Great Western, with. the West India mails, will leave on Monday afternoon. The Jupiter, Capt. Meeham, with the usual Peninsular mails, will take her departure from the Docks on Monday afternoon. The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steamer, Madrid, left on Friday afternoon for Genoa. Young Men's Christian Society The Annual Tea Meeting in connection with this Society, took place at the Archery Rooms on Monday evening, and notwithstanding the unfavorable weather, there were between four and five hundred visitors present. After the tea, those present were addressed by the Rev. Dr. Wilson, the chairman, and the ReY. A. R. C. Dallas, in eloquent and appropriate speeches. MuTUAt, Improvement Society, On Tuesday, Mr. Lentan delivered a highly interesting and instructive lecture on "Astronomy," before the members and visitors of this Society, which was received with much applause throughout its delivery. At its conclusion, a vote of thanks was unanimously passed to the lecturer. Irish Society of London. A public meeting in connection with this Society, was held at the Archery Rooms, on Tuesday evening, Dr. Wilson in the chair, at which the Rsv. Dr. Sirr arid the Rev. A. R. C. Dallas attended as a deputation from the Parent Society, and laid before the meeting some interesting proceedings of tne society, ana iorcioiy pointed out the necessity of increased scriptural edutation in Ireland. There was a full attendance. Sittings at Nisi Prius, Thursday (Before Mr. Justice Erie and Special Juries. Mill, Bart., v. the Attorney General. Issue out of Chancery.) This was an issue directed by the Vice-Chancellor, to try whether Sir John Barker Mill, lord of the monor of Millbrook, was entitled to a place on the estuary of the Southampton river, called the Fore Shaw, or Mudlund, between high and low water mark, which bounded tko manor. Five or six years since a railway company, called the Dorchester and Southampton Railway required a portion of Sir John Mill's land and also of this Mudland, which he claimed. The crown, however, interposed. The Attorney-General here said that if the case were opened and evidence gone into as to title, he should appear for the crown and oppose ; but if the issue were confined merely to the payment of a pertain sum of money out of the Court of Chancery, he should consent to a verdict. This was acceded to, and a verdict was found, by consent, for the plaintiff. Polytechnic Institute. On Wednesday evening, a most interesting lecture on Entymology," was delivered before a crowded audience, at this Institution, by Mr. Doman. The manner in which the lecturer pourtrayed his subject was both pleasing and explicit, and drew forth frequent bursts of applause. At the termination of the lecture, a vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Doman by acclamation. On Wednesday next, Mr. P. Klitz will lecture on " Music," with illustrations, both vocal and instrumental. On Monday a meeting of several parties interested in tho New Forest was held at the Fox and Hounds Inn, Lyudhurst, for tho purpose of making arrangements for establishing their claims to forest rights before the Commissioners appointed by the Crown to enquire into the management of the Royal forests. It was agreed that Mr. Nightingale should be engaged to draw up the elaims of the various parties present, and to appear on their behalf before the Commissioners. Bitterns. A Mutual Improvement having been formed at Bitterns, the opening lecture for the season was delivered by Mr. Nash, the president, on B'riday evening, " On the subjects of tho Society, and the means of obtaining them." There was a full attendance, and the statements of Mr. Nash well received. Burglaries,. For the last week this town has been infested with an unusual number of thieves, and no less than three burglaries have been committed since Sunday, and in each case the parties have escaped the vigilance of the police, although from a strong, suspicion of certain individuals, it is more than probable that they will soon be cut short in their daring acts. On Sunday night an entrance was effected into the house of Major Wilson, of Bevois Mount, and some jewellery and a gold chronometer stolen ; and having been so successful in this instance, they returned on the Tuesday, but did not succeed in effecting an entrance. On Tuesday night an entrance was effected into the premises of Mr. Buchan, in Cranberry-place, but being disturbed bp a neighbour, who returned home late, they did not make' the booty they anticipated, On Wednesday :night a house in the South Front, Kingsland-place, was entered, and the thief was seen by a young woman in her bed-room, but was prevented by her mother from making an alarm, so that the fellow took his departure in peace, taking with him all the money in the house, Southampton Dispensary. Week ending Feb. 15th : Patients admitted, 24 : discharged, 9. G. Cheeseman, Esq. will bo in attendance during the ensuing week. Edw. Randall, Secretarj'. Royal South Hants Infirmary. Patients admitted, 15 : discharged, 15 : died, 0 : remain in the house, 47. Physician for the month, Dr. Oke : Surgeon for the ensuing week, J. Bullar, Esq. : Robert Oke Clark, resident House Surgeon and Apothecary : Rev. C. S. Fanshawe, M.A., and Wm. Bullar, Esq., M.D., Hon. Sees. Before the Mayor and Magistrates, Eliza Wall, charged with stealing two pair of boots from the shop of James Atkins, in East Street, was committed for trial at the Sessions ; "William Hatch, Joseph Steel, and William Thomas, for stealing 5s. from a coat, the property of William Sharp, of Botley, was committed for trial ; further charges have been preferred by W. J. Lofeuvro, agaiust Edwin Doswell, late a clerk in his employ, for stealing two French prints, part of a series, and embez-ling monies amounting to 52. 4s. 2d., was committed for trial ; William Barnes, for being drunk and assaulting police constable Searl at the Kingsland Tavern tap, was fined 20s. and costs or one month to hard labour. . ROMSEY. . British Schools. The annual meeting of the friends and supporters of the above schools was held iu the Town-hall, on Tuesday evening last. A numerous company sat down to an excellent tea, generously provided by a few of the ladies. After the tea, Josiah George, Esq., by request, took the chair, and after some well-timed remarks, called upon Dr. Bidderne, who has kindly fulfilled the duties both of secretary and treasurer, to read the report. After this the Rev. George Stevens, of Totton, the Rev. A. M'Laren, of Southampton, and the Rev. T. Frison, of Romsey, addressed the meeting, A vote of thanks to the Mayor, for the use of the hall, was proposed by B. Biddome, and seconded by Mr. Chignell. Mr. Collcott, the Mayor, acknowledged the thanks presented to him, after which Mr. W. B. George briefly addressed the meeting. Fooin the report it appeared that the sum of 2 02. was due to the Treasurer. Especial effort was made to meet the deficiency, and we aro glad to find that with the proceeds of the tea tickets, the effort was very nearly, if not quite successful. County Court. In an important case, which was tried at our County Court, on Monday last,. Mrs. Wilkius, landlady of the Phoenix Inn in this town, was adjudged, by a jury, to pay 102. for injury sustained by tho wifo of Mr. SLorvroud, a travelling artist, through falling into a trap door, while going to a safe, which door was left open by 'the defendant. Mr. Pocock, of Souchampton, conducted the case for tho plaintiff, and Mr. Curtis, solicitor of Romsey, was retained for tho defendant. The case excited an unusual amount of interest in the town. of aeaigijt, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1850. NEWPORT. A final decision has at last been made of tho plan for tho New Church, to replace St. Thomas's Church, in this town. Out of so many excellent designs, it has been difficult to choose ; but public opinion seems to approve of the selection made. Mr. Dawkes, of London, has the honor of bearing the palm, and whatever merits the compositions of his competitors might possess, there will be" no opportunity of their being displayed in the good town of Newport. On Monday last, at the Atheuicum and Mechanics' Institution, a lecture was delivered by Wm. Drane, Esq., on " Volcanoes." A lecture was delivered on Friday evening, the 15th, before the Literary and Scientific Institute, on " Educa-sion," at the National School-room, by Mr. E. C, Daiutrec. Two lectures will be delivered on Tuesday and Thursday, 19th and 21st of February, by tho Rev. E. Kell, A.M., on " The Tendency of Improvements in Machinery to benefit the condition of the Labouring Classes." On Friday, the 22nd of February, the Rev. II. Smith, Chaplain of Parkhurst Prison, will deliver his second lecture on " Geology." Twelve more Lives saved by means op Dennett's Rockets. The Times paper, of tho 9th inst., has the following paragraph, relative to the gale of Tuesday and Wednesday last, viz., About four miles to the eastward of Bosootte (we supposo Boscastle), on the coast of Cornwall, a fine Spanish brig, called The Principe Alberto, M. do Gorbig. bound from Glasgow to Havaunah, was lost, and the escape of the crew was only effected by the Coast Guard throwing them Dennett's Rocket Lines. The crew, twelve in number, who were brought on shore, were in a very exhausted condition, and had given themselves up for lost, some time before their rescue arrived. The Trustees and Managers of tho Isle of Wight Savings' Bank, in accordance with the instruction of the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, bavin" examined the pass books of the several depositors sent in for that purpose, with the ledgers of the Institution, have made their first return, from which it appears that out of 2557 accounts 1130 have been examined, in which the sums deposited amount to 30.4 7 52. 6s. lOd. out of 53,4972. 9s. 5d., and which have iu every instance been found correct. During the storm of last week on Wednesday, a whale of the bottle-nose variety was blown on shore at Grange Chine, near Brightsone. Sir R. Simeon, Bart., made claim to the wreck as Lord of the Manor, but Mr. P, Blight, the Receiver of the Droits of Admiralty, took possession of the fish, and employed Mr. Pittis, of this town, to sell by auction, on Monday, February tho 11th tho disputed prize. After a sharp competition, it was knocked down to Mr. Dabell, of the Bazaar, Black Gaiif Chine, for the small sum of 20s., thus swallowing up the fish and leaving the Crown minus the expellees beyond the sovereign. On Tuesday evening, the Annual Mooting of the Roval British Schools took place at tho Queen's Rooms. The examination of the children was most gratifying, Abraham Clarke, Esq. filled the chair, and the attendance was large and respectable. A Vestry was held on Thursday at St. Thomas's Church, Mr. Churchwarden Bryant in the chair. The accounts were examined, and it was determined to assess the Gas Company Lin the sum of 20 02. for the main and pipes laid down in the parish of Newport ; and it was also determined to excuse the rates which had been charged to the contractor, Mr. G. Wood, amounting to upwards of 14 Z. on an assessment of 25 02., the vestry being of opinion that ho was improperly rated. County Petty Sessions Before the Rev, R, W. White, Hon. A'Court Holmes, Sir G. E. Hamond, Bart., and other Justices, John Newham, was charged by Abraham Jolliff with an assault. There were two or three other cases arising out of the same affair,Jand the Court was crowded with rich and poor, old and young, all the way from Newclntrch, to hear it decided who were the legal ringers oi tne six Dells winch, nave jingled tor the last 40 years in the wooden steeple of Newchurch Church. On the one sido were arrayed the Rev. Spencer Phillips, our worthy Vicar, his Curate, the Rev. Mr. Cooper,, one of the Wardens, Mr. E, Marvin, and the newly-appointed Recorder of Ryde, Mr. Wallbridge, of Spicers, holding a, brief and aiding with his legal skill and ability (to, 'use his own words) "his friend Mr. Cooper, Mr. "Phillips, and all the Clergy of the Isle of Wight, and in behalf of her Majesty." On the other side were the County Warden, tho Old Ringers, the host of tho Old Pointer, and three-fourths of the village and neighbourhood, ably defended by Mr. Beckingsale. The material facts of the case are soon told ; Mr. Cooper, the Curate, does not appear to have quite-the tact to manage a country village ; with tho best of intentions he has verified the old saying, that it would have been bettor to have allowed a little disorder than created a great deal. The bells have been sadly out of tune, new rinfers having been appointed and the old ones refusing to give up ; on the previous Sunday, complainant and defendant were both tugging at the same rope, which caused tho bells to do anything but chime. The old ringer ejected the new one from the belfry, and used sundry expressions anything but suitable to the occasion. The Chairman said that the appointment of the new ringers was quite legal, as it was signed by the vicar and one churchwarden, this being the majority ; an assault had been proved, but the court would not visit it vindictively. They would call on him to enter into his own recognizances to keep the peace, and he must pay the costs, 15s. William Young, another defendant, paid 5s. 6d. costs, the other summons being withdrawn. Edward Cox, a carrier between Newport and Ventnor, was fined 52., including costs, for having driven his van moro than four miles an hour. The penalty was 202., mitigated to 52. John Hewitt, a very respectable tradesman of West Cowes, charged with being a dealer in marine stores and not keeping a book or books for entries, by which he had incurred a penalty of 202., pleaded ignorance of the law. The Chairman said it was incredible that a person of such experience could be unacquainted with what was known to everybody in the trade. He regretted to see so respectable a man engaged in such a business. The court must discourage such neglect ; formerly the fine could not he mitigated, but the law had been changed, Fined 102 and 17s. 6d, costs, COWES. Explosion op Gunpoivdee and loss op Life. On Thursday afternoon a loud noise, like the sudden discharge of heavy artillery, alarmed the residents of East Cowes, whilst a dense volume of smoke rising into tho air, and appearing to ascend from Norris Castle, gave rise to a fear that some dreadful accident had occurred at that noble residence. Every one hastened to the locality indicated, wdien it proved that a store adjoining the stabling of Norris Castle, and which had been used by Mr. Bell, the owner of the Castle, as a place of deposit for the fittings of his yacht, had been blown up, and that two of the workmen on the premises were killed and two others seriously injured. From the imperfect account we could gather at the time, it appears that Mr. Bell, jun., had been in the yacht store a few minutes before the accident happened, and as he was smoking a cigar, it is conjectured that a spark might have fallen and communicated with some fireworks in the store, which igniting, set fire to two magazines of powder, weighing about 40 or 501bs. each, from the cousequences of which the two men, Jerrom and Buckett, unfortunately perished. The effects of the explosion were singular as well as terrific. The massy stone walls were riven, as by an earthquake, and several sheep that were in the adjoining yard had their legs broken, most probably by being thrown to the ground by the shock of the powder exploding. Mr. Bell, the owner, was soon on the spot, and did all in his power to alleviate the sufferings of tho survivors, whilst the quick arrival of the engines from West Cowes, put a stop to all fear arising from an extension of the flames, which were easily suppressed. An inquest will be held this day, (Saturday,) when more particulars will most probably be gleaned as to the cause of this sad accident, which has filled the hearts of all with sorrow. Jerrom, one of the sufferers, was a man of superior manners for his station, and an exemplary person in every relation of life. He has left an aged mother whom he supported, and a wife and three children destitute, and it is hoped that the christian feeling of the public will be excited to do something for the widow and orphans thus suddenly bereft of thtir kind supporter. l&otttgmotttl), SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1850. Sunday Lessons, Feb. 17, Morn. 1st. Sun. in Lent, Gen. 19 to v. 30. Luke 1 to v. 39 Even. Gen. 22. 2 Cor. 13. We received, on Saturday last, a file of New Zea- laud papers to the 22nd of September, but they con tain nothing of interest in relation to the affairs of j amount of tho reduction contemplated with regard to the Colony. The New Zealander states, from Welling- j this eminently serviceable corps. Tun companies are to ton, that the Acheron, surveying vessel, arrived off ; be disbanded, and ten captains retired on full-pay. Kapiti on the 5th. September, and that Captain Stokes i Army and Ordnance Expenditure. The follow-had discovered a magnificent harbour to the South of ing select Committee on Army and Ordnance expendi-Queen Charlotte's Sound. The ship Oriental Queen, rare was appointed on Wednesday : Lord Seymour, having on board seventy one enrolled pensioners, for service in New Zealand, the same number of women, and one hundred and eighteen children, arrived at Auckland, 124 days from Graveseud, on the 18th September. The pensioners and their families suffered much from scurvy during tho voyage. There were five births, and three deaths a man and two women. Tho Fly, 14, sailed from Auckland, August 28, for the Bay of Islands. The Hermes, steam sloop, Commander Fishbourne, arid Dart, brigantine, which sailed from this port for the Cape of Good Hope, yesterday se'nuight, put back into Yarmouth Roads on Monday, in consequence of strong adverse winds, but have since arrived at Plymouth, The Sphynx, steam sloop, Commander Shadwell, is nearly manned, and will be ready to leave by the end of this month for tho East India station, touching at Rio do Janeiro, to which plaee she will probably carry a mail. Tioee Island in the Pacific. On the 16th of last October Her Majesty's steam sloop Gorgon, Commander Paynter, took possession of Tigrc Island in tho name of the Queen, in consequence of tho Honduras Government refusing to pay their just debts, and returned to the Commander-in-Chief on the station, leaving a party of -10 Urheers and men ou tne island. Wear Admiral Hornby, however, having disapproved of the steps taken by tho Commander, despatched the G-orgon from Callao on tho 14th December last to Migra Island, to embark the party, and to surrender the island. The Scourge, steam-sloop, Commander Lord W. Kerr, arrived at Gibraltar, on the 1st inst. from Lisbon, and sailed on the 3rd, for Malta. The Janus, steamer, Lieut. Powell, sailed from Gibraltar, on the 3rd, for Lisbon. Tho Serpent, 12, Commander Barker, arrived at Rio Janeiro, on the 21st December from Plymouth, en route to India. The Squadron, under the command of Commodore Martin, was still at Lisbon on tho 9th inst. It had been increased by the Indefatigable, 50, Capt. Smart, which arrived in the Tagus on tho 4th inst. from Plymouth, The Niger, screw steam corvette, navigated by the officers and crew of the Dasher, arrived on Thuisday, from Woolwich, to join the steam reserve in this harbour. The same navigating party will return with the new steam sloop Argus to get her machinery. The Phcenix, 50, Capt. G. Elliot, was expected to leave Sheerness to-day for Plymouth, calling at'this port. Capt. Horatio T. Austin, C.B., proceeded to London on Monday morning, to commence the superintendence of the fitting out of his expedition to the Arctic regions. He will be borne on the books of the Fisgard, at Woolwich, ad interim. The gallant officer has lost no time iu deciding on the vessels of the expedition ho is to command, and tho Baboo and Ptarmigan have been purchased by the Admiralty for that service. The former is built of teak, and was purchased from Mr. Smith, of Newcastle, and both are sailing vessels. One of thorn is to be made ready for the Arctic seas at the shipbuilding yard of Messrs. Wigram, and the other at that of Mr, Green, at Blackwall. Mr. AV. M. Rice, assistant-master shipwright at this dockyard, is to go round to superintend the strengthening of the vessels, and will be assisted by one foreman of shipwrights from Chatham dockyard, to be constantly attached to one vessel, and one foreman of shipwrights from Devonport, to be constantly in attendance at the other. The Baboo S' 430 tons burden. The screw steam-vessels have also been decided upon, and Lieut, Sherard Osborn, whose name appears in the appointments, left London for Southampton yesterday morning to take round the Eider, screw steam-vessel, to bo fitted for the Arctic seas at Woolwich. Orders have also been despatched to Leghorn to hasten home the Free Trader, as sister vessel to the Eider, and she is" to bo taken round to Woolwich to be fitted at that port with the least possible deiay. Captain Austin will have a captain with him in command of one of the ships, and at least eight lieutenants. Mr. Bradford, of the Blenheim, will proceed as surgeon of Capt. Austin's ship. Mr. Fenny, formerly master of the Advice, who was retained by Lady Franklin, had interviews on Tuesday with the Lords of the Admiralty and with Captain Austin, but his mission to the Arctic Regions will be in a vessel of his own selection, at present at Aberdeen, and she will be entirely under his own control, independent of Captain Austin's expedition, excepting the mutual good services they may render to each other, should they meet in the Polar seas. Captain W. Peel was at the Admiralty a considerable time on Tuesday, and is most anxious, if he does not obtain the command of oue of the vessels, to act as an. additional captain for a land party, or to proceed over the ice. Captain Cafffn, formerly commander of the Scourge, has also volunteered his services to proceed with the expedition, and had conferences on the same day, with Captains Austin and Bird, the latter having been consulted on many subjects connected with the expedition, but is not expected to accompany it on this occasion. Mr. J. Barrow, f.r.s., ono of the senior clersks at the Admiralty, has been most indefatigable in collecting information of a useful nature from the valuable papers iu his possession, and Rear- Admiral Beaufort, and Captain Sir G. Back, have unceasingly afforded their able assistance and advice on every subject connected with the expedition, and no exertion will be spared to render it the most efficient ever sent to the Arctic Regions. The Hercules, Store-ship, J. Fulton, Esq., Commander, has arrived at Greenhithe, to discharge her stores, and land the troops of the line, and Royal Artillery she brought from the Mediterranean. The Modesle, 16, at Sheerness, will be ready for commission in about a week. The launch of the IVankin, 58, at Woolwich, poned until tho 16th March next. ! post- The Onyx, Dover mail steam packet, which rau on shore at Ostend, as stated last week, has been recovered. The vessel having been lightened by the removal of the paddle-boxes and all the heavy fittings a successful effort was made on Tuesday last, to tow her off the beach. ..The operation was favoured by an unusually high tide, and at about halfpast one o'clock, a good purchase having been obtained by the vessels ordered on the duty by the Admiralty, she glided into deep water as if leaving a dockyard slip, and was taken in tow by the Princess Alice, and brought into Ostend harbour. As snon as the weather would permit, she was to be towed to Woolwich to be repaired. Intelligence has been received that the Odin steam-frigate, Captain Hon. F. T. Pelham, went to sea on the 19th of January, and very nearly proved another Avenger, having gone on the rocks on the coast of Greece, about nine o'clock p.m., and did not get off until nine o'clock next morning. Fortunately, when she got off she made very little water. The divers were, however, sent down to examine her bottom, and the result was that she could not go to sea without a convoy. The main keel is reported to be very much damaged. The Sidon, steam frigate, equipped for sea, and. compasses adjusted, was removed into the steam ordinary from the lower moorings in the harbour on Thursday. The Ajax, a similar ship to the Blenheim, 60, is ready for the pennant at this port, and is expected to hoist it before the end of this month. The Committee of Naval Officers appointed to make enquiries into the propriety of shortening the allowance of grog, for the seamen, upon an equivalent payment of money, have mot several times during the week, but have come to no final resolutions ; they wiil meet again, in a fortnight, and will have in the mean time prepared a, string of queries,, and from the answers to be obtained thereto, will better understand how to proceed. Our own opinion is, that all ships commissioned in future should at once begin on the new scheme ; and if the seamen dislike the system, let them go into the Merchant service, where they will soon find that a total abolition of spirits wiil speedily become universal as is almost the general practice in the American Commercial Navy. The Late Queen Dowager It is rumoured that her late Majesty the Queen Dowager has bequeathed the sum of 10,0002 to Major General Lord Frederick Fitz-Claruice, O.C.H., commanding jhe South-west District, United Service Gazette. The Reduction, An exception to the arrrangement for the Reduction of the Army is to take plaee as regards the 2nd battalion 6th Regiment, which was formed for special service at the Oregan the whole of the Officers are to be placed on half-pay, until appointments to other corps can be provided for them Ibid. Orders have been issued from the Horse Guards, and were intimated to Major-General Lord Frederick Fitz-clarence, commanding this district, on Wednesday, directing an exchange of quarters, as soon as the state of the weather is favourable, of the following regiments. Tho exchange is thus : The 4th regiment from this garrison, and the 23rd regiment from Winchester to Plymouth ; i the 77th regiment and 91sc regiment from this garrison, the former to Newport, iu Wales, the latter to Dover ; the 28th and 82nd regiment from Plymouth, and 50th regiment from Dover, to this garrison ; and the Depot Companies of the 7th regiment and 95th regiment from Ireland to Winchester, there to await tne arrival ot the service companies from the West Indies. The DefGi at Newport, Isle of Wight Ono of the savings consequent on the reduction of the army, will be the abolition of this establishment. Reduction in the Royal Faciories. The Admiralty have decided that in the forthcoming Navy Estimates for the financial year 1850-51, the amount to bo paid for factory wages at the two great establishments shall not exceed 75,0002. Of this sum, 43,0002. is to be aliowed to Woolwich, and 32,00 02. for Portsmouth, Paymaster and Purser Dyer, who was Secretary to Commodore Sir Gordon Bremer, at Woolwich, will, be the new Secretary to the Captain Superintendent at Devonport Dock-yard. Royal Marines. Wo arc enabled to announce the Mr. Secretary ac Y ar, Mr. Hume, Colonel Anson, Mr Walter, Sir W. Molcsworth, Lord Charles Wcllesley, Sir J. Graham, Mr. W. Miles, Mr. Cobden, Mr. Sidney Herbert, Mr. J. Greene, Mr. E. Eliiee, Mr. V. Smith, and Mr. Bankes. The Dockyard Brigades are being gradually reduced iu efficiency. There will be very few drills this year, as appears by an order received on Wednesday by the various oies de bataillon, not above a dozeu, which looks like a withdrawal of the commission at no very distant time. Shipiing Intelligence. Friday Arrived, the Pauline, from Havre ; Gloriosa, from Bahia ; Christian, from Copenhagen ; the Hamlet, from London ; and Eleanor, from Newcastle. Saturday The Eliza Comus, from Jersey for Liverpool, with loss of fore top-mast, passed by. Arrived, the Angelina, from Newcastle, and the Carl Frederick, from Bahia. Sunday Sailed, the Margaret, Union, Julius, and Schiller, and the Carl Frederick, for Amsterdam. Monday Arrived, tile Therou, from Shields : Sailed, the Gloriosa, for Hamburg. Tuesday Arrived, the Gladiator, from L-e Quina, and Fanny, from Caen. Wednesday Sailed, the Fanny, for Bayonue ; Unicorn, for St. Vincent ; Pauline, for Martinique ; Angelina, for Oporto, and Cassandra, for St. Michaels. Thursday Arrived, tho Poictiers and New York packet Sir R. Peel, from London. The Lady Bruce, from London, for Port Natal, is hourly expected. The Immogunda Sara Classina, Dutch East India ship, now in harbour, on application of the Dutch consul at this port, has received permission to be docked for repair in the dock-yard at this port ; the owners to bear tiie expenses. The French schooner Fanny, that sailed on Wednesday, for Bayonne, put back on Thursday, with loss of jib-boom, and having improperly refused to take a pilot on board, when outside, in running for her anchorage at the Motherbauk, run into the Hamburg brig Johannes, occasioning such serious damage that tho brig was obliged to come into harbour yesterday, to undergo repairs. A considerable expence by this collision is entailed on the French vessel, owing to her captain refusing to receive a pilot on board, and had she (the French veseel) received more damage herself she could not recover under her insurance for the same reason. We understand that French, Spanish, and Portuguese captains always avoid taking pilots when possible, consequently placing the property of their employers in very serious jeopardy. By the death of Sir Gordon Bremer, Captain Sir Charles Sullivan, Bart., becomes Rear Admiral of the Blue ; Captain Samuel Thornton comes within the 14s, fld. half-pay list, and Captain James Morgan, within the 12s. 6d. Devonport, Thursday, Feb. 26. The Netley, tender, rigged and fitted for service at Bermuda, was, undocked on Friday last, when the Britomart, S, was docked for repair, for further service at sea. The Philomel, 8, was commissioned on Friday by Lieut. Alfred P. H. Helby, for Commander Thomas G. Forbes ; her marines embarked on Tuesday. The Gladiator, steam-frigate, Captain John Adams, having repaired the damage sustained in the late gales, moved from the harbour into the Sound on Sunday. The Jackal, steam-tender to tho Gladiator, arrived from Falmouth on Sunday morning, and came into harbour ; she has been brought alongside the Dock Yard to make good defects, which will occupy the artificers till the 22nd inst. The Stromboli, steamer, Commander Lord A. Beaucierk, having refitted, moved from the harbour into the Sound ou Tuesday. The Diligence, navy transport. Mr. Tozer, Master, sailed on Wednesday with stores for Pembroke. The Hermes, steamer, Commander Fishbourne, and Dart, brigantine, Second-Master Me dure, arrived from Portsmouth ou Thursday, on their way to the Capo of Good Hope. Vice-Admiral Sir John Louis, Bart., will strike his flag on board the Agincourt, resign the command of the Dock Yard on Friday, and Captain Lord John Hay will commence the duties of Commodore-Superintendent on the following day. The 2Sth ami S2nd regiments have received orders to hold themselves in readiness to remove from Plymouth and Devonport to Portsmouth, and will be relieved by the 4th and 23rd, the former from Portsmouth and latter from Winchester. In Harbour Impregnable, Agincourt, Arethusa, Philomel, Linnet, Crane, Jackall, Nautilus, Fearless, Coiuiar.ce,. Ib -e Sound Gladiator, Stromboli, Hermes, Dai:. The Screw Propeller. On Monday last a question of considerable interest iu respect to steam uavga-tion, was argued before the Judicial Committee, at the Privy Council-office, Whitehall, Lords Brougham, Campbell, and Langdale, Dr. Lushington, and Mr. Pimberton Leigli being present. An application was made by Sir Frederick Thesiger, ou behalf of the patentees of the screw propellor, for an extension ot then-patent, which expires in May next. The evidence went t'o prove that no less than 30,0002. had been expended in building the Archimedes and in defraying other weighty expences to establish the screw-propulsion principle ; and it further appeared, that although no less than 32 ships of war and 100 mercantile steam-vesels had been constructed already upon tins system, not more than two or three had paid for the patent

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