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CAUTION TO THE -PUBLIC.

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THE QUEEN'S VISIT TO CHATHAM.

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LATEST INTELLIGENCE.

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MONEY MARKET AXD CITY INTELLIGENCE.

THE BIBLE-BURNING CHARGE.

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THE BLAEN AVON IRON AND COAL…

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THE BLAEN AVON IRON AND COAL COMPANY.: 'qE THEIR EXTENT OF MINERALS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS. [TO THE EDITGR OF THE MERLIN.] .SIR,-It is generally understood that the Blaenavcn Iron and Coal Company are about renewing their leasa with the Earl of Abergavenny; but for what length of time has not yet transpired. It has been remarked -by some, that the best and cheapest minerals have been 'Worked but that ie a mere vague assertion. The extent â of minerals, lease, and freehold, at the commencement of the works,'was, I believe, 7,000 acresâof which there may be worked 2,00 I acresâbut only part of the oeais, four seams out of nine leaving unworked at the present time 5000 acres. The works have been in operation about 70 years, which, at a corresponding rate of production, would endure for 150 years. In thlh area of minerals, there are nine separate seams of coal, all available, making a total thickness of 38 feet. The mine measures workable, amount to seven in number-forming a thickness .of two feet The coals would produce about ol,0U0 tons per acre' ⢠the iron mines, 8,712 tons per acre, if worked entire. The 'quantity of coal required for furnace purposes, smelt,in" &c., would be about 26,151 tons per acreâ leavin"°for domestic purposes, country-sale, and shipment, 35 l71°tons per acre hut there must ho an allowanac for waste and loss underground. If, in Staffordshire, on such an immense mineral, pro- perty, there would be three or four separate iron w-crks erected, besides collieries opened, for juanufacturiug pur- poses and exportation; and if the Blacnavon works were divided, it would be a considerable advantage, as the present workings are going out a very Long distance flom the old blast furnaces. This, I believe, is in contempla- tion by the managers.of the concern. The directors now make frequent visits to the works all oil the alert, vigi- lent and active in addition to which, they have engaged a gentleman of much repute for talent and practical appli- cation-one that has not been lulled upon the lapoE indo- lence, a thorough schemer, and not a tkeamer- and it is expected that delusive projects will disappear before him, and his services add considerably to the profits of the concern. This wili give the shareholders greater confi- (lence in the management. It may be, that after all their loud complaints, they may yet be astonished to find thsi, the iron and coal mines entombed within the Blaenavon hills, are more profitable than the Australian aurife rous sands, or Mexican and Peruvian silvery mines. 'Yours truly, SAMUEL DEAEIK. Blaenavon, November 24th, 1855.

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THE WAR AND THE PRESS.