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CHARITABLE HELP FROM LADIES.—At the annual distribution of prizes by the Countess of Dartmouth at Wolverhampton Orphan Asylum, on Friday, Mr. W. H. Rodgers, the chairman, stated that no iess than £ 45,000 had been contributed to the funis of th» institution by ladies alone. SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE.—1 he Earl of Bucharn (David Stuart Erskine), who died in his eighty-eighth year, in 1829, was, in his early yearSj taken by ths hand by Mr. Pitt—but upon a subsequent occasion, when an election of Scotch Peers took place, his lard- ship having, like the other peers, received a Govern- ment circular letter, naming the individuals to be elected, he retired from public life, considering this letter an insult to the peerage of Scotland—and upon that occasion wrote a letter to the minister, in which is this remarkable sentence "If the privileges of Scotland are endeavoured to be violated, I shall know how to make my porridge in my helmet, and stir it with my swrd