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DOMESTIC. IRON TRADE.âWe wish particularly to call the attention of our readers to the present state of the iron trade, be- cause some papers are asserting that it is materially im- proved. The real facts of the case are these :âIn some in- stances iron has advanced jEl per ton, but it was previously so low that many forges had been stopped, and consequently this defalcation in the manufacture had rendered the fabric comparatively scarce, which of course tended to enhance the price, which, at present, is ruinously low; and, if any attempt be made to re-commence work with the forges that have been stopped, the value will be again as much de- pressed. The advance is entirely to be attributed to masters' having been driven out of the trade from sheer necessity, which has given an impetus to those who have continued, by reducing the competition. But foreign powers are still endeavouring to oppress this branch of British industry. The Neapolitan Government has just laid on an additional import duty of Xi per ton upon all British iron Prussia is also increasing her import upon this commodity, to further the views of Norway and Sweden. But the most extraor- dinary measure probably of this nature that ever took place is in the conduct of the Hanoverian Councillors of William the 4th. They have imposed a duty of X3. 6s per ton upon iron imported into Hanover from this country whilst they admit Norwegian and Swedish iron at £1 per ton. This is having afriend at Court with a vengeance! How useful is it to have a continental territory to which British goods may be exported upon such advantageous terms! â Sunday Paper. During the suspension of intercouse with Holland, conse- quent on the embargo, the merchants at HuH contrived to dispatch their goods as formerly, but in neutral bottom?, whilst the line of British ships formerly employed in the trade is at this moment lying idle in the docks.' Within the last few days two Sweedish and one Oldenburg vessel have cleared out and sailed with full cargoes of British manu- facture, to Amsterdam and Rotterdam, and will be succeeded by others now loading (Prussian and Oldenburg flags.) We are informed that these foreigners have to be paid a much higher rate of freight than is usuually given to the British ships. DEATH FROM EATfNG A PIECE OF ORANGE.-Yesterday an inquest was held at the U niot1 Coffee-house, Union-street, Blackfriars, on the body of Mrs. Sarah Longman, aged 40, a lady of independent property, residing at No. 11, Printing- house-lane. On Wednesday she was seized with strong con- vulsions, after eating the half of an orange, and she appeared to be choking. All she could articulate was, Orange, orangeâOh, Lord and retched violently, but. nothing came from her stomach. She remained in this distressing state for about half an hour, when she expired, medical as- sistance, during the period of her sufferings, having been sought in vain, and did not arrive until after she had been dead some minutes. VerdictâDied by the Visitation of God. DEATH OF MR. MARRIOTT, CHAIRMAN OF THE MIDDLE- SEX SESSIONS.âOn Saturday, this gentleman, who was latelv appointed Chairman of the Middlesex Sessions, in the puce of Francis Const, Esq., died at Sydenham, where he had latterly taken up his residence for the benefit of his health. He had been for some time in a delicate state of health, and had been compelled to give up attention to his duties. It was through his instrumentality that the arrangement was made for removing the minor felonies from the Old Bailey. He had been for many years in the Commission, and was formerly one of the sitting Magistrates at Queen- square. LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.âA lady and gentleman who had never seen each other, met by accident at Palling next the Sea, on Saturday evening last, and after an acquaintance of about two hours, marriage was proposed to this the lady had no particular objection. The following morning (Sun- day) the parties proceeded to the neighbouring village church, for the purpose of attending the Hymeneal Altar, but (very unfortunately) the resident clergyman had just left home to do duty at another church; no alternative re- mained but to wait, although impatiently, till Monday, when lc they were joined together in holy matrimony. âNorwich Mercury. RAimoADS.âMessrs. Bandall and Gill, of Manchester, are exhibiting a supposed improvement in this important feature in modern invention, at the National Gallery of Practical Science. Their plan is to substitute an undulating railway for a level one; founded on a belief that the mo- mentum obtained by a carriage in descending a hill of given inclination, is more than equal to its impulsion up another of corresponding inclinaiion and attitude; and that, consequently, a steam-carriage of a certain power will run a mile, "as a crow flies," on the undulating road, in less time than it will on i level road,-or, ia other words, that it will go over an undulating surface with more facility and velocity than over a perfect level.

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