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n era OLD STATUTRs.-Therc is, or was, a law in our statute book making it highly penal "to harbour a hobgoblin." BRISTOL SUGAR MARKET, JULY n, 1815.—The \V. I. Sugar Market remains inactive, only a very limited itnouut of business has been transacted with scarcely any variation in prices. At a meeting of the iron masters at Glasgow, on Tues- lav last, the price of pig iron was ifxed at 80s. The speculators' prices were (jís. 0d. The curious have inquired as to the manner in which the crew of the Great Britain distinguish her six masts. We are told that they are jocosely called after the days ■jf the week, beginning with .Monday. PRICE OF GAS.—The old company at Birmingham lave reduced the price of "as to an amount varying with :he quantity used. They also allow a bonus of ten per cent, for prompt payment, and not only supply metres gratuitously, but also keep them in repair without any charge. LANGUA CtiURctT.—An organ has been erected, with jallery and other improvements, in the above church, at ) he expense of the ltey. W. E. Smith, Rector. It is stated that the Welsh colliers who recently re- ) rheed some of the malcontents who turned out in the idjacent coal districts of this county, have not given satisfaction, and are returning home.—Liverpool Paper. The area of Ireland is 12,819,4132 Irish acres. The otal number of farms is 685,302, and of these 300,915 ire under five acres. A FAMINE AT GRAVESEND.—So greatly was the popu- .ettiou of Gia.vc.send inrrexsed by the immense influx of | visitors on Sunday last, that the requisite quantity of food :0 supply the craYings of appetite could not, be procured, mil many persons had to leave without partaking of cither dinner or tea. As a proof of the demand, ham, was sold at six shillings per pound, and half-quartern loaves sixpence each. EXPERIMENT WITH THE GREAT BRITAIN".—There being a very light spring tide on Saturday, a very short draught of water was necessary in order to get this levi- athan steamer safely into the graving dock. After every exertion, by trimming coals, cables, anchors, &c., at seven o'clock on Saturday morning the ship was draw- ing 14 feet 8 inches aft and 12 f»et 6 inches forward. Capt. Hosken, seeing this, immediately ordered a bolt to be taken out of the bow and allowed the foremost com- partment to fill with water. This, in a short time, brought the ship to 14 feet aft and 13 feet 1 inch for- ward, putting her in the trim required, and, at the same time, affording satisfactory proof of the utility and efficiency of the water-tight bulk-heads.— Liverpool Albion, of Saturday. IUISII GRAIN.—There has been laid before the House of Commons, on the motion of Mr. Trotter, a return of the quantities of wheat, barley, oats, wheat flour, aud oatmeal, imported into Great Britain, from Ireland, in the years 1842-3 and 4, distinguishing the quantities in each year: of wheat in 1842, the number of quarters imported was 112,195 in 1843, 192,477 f's. in 1844, 200,276 qrs. Barley, in the three years respectively, 50,287, 110,499,90,656 qrs. Oats, 1,274,320, 1,561,997, 1,509,870 qrs. Wheat meal and flour, 314,311, 773,463, 839,567 cwts. Oatmeal, 1,551,172, ),70L;,628, 1,150,970 cwts. The return is from the office of the inspector general of imports and exports, at the London Custom House. The Baron de Cologne, an attache of the French Le- gation in Bavaria, proposes a plan of conveying letters at the rate of one hundred leagues per hour This is not so quick as the plan of an English inventor, who has taken out a patent for conveying letters at the rate of 400 miles an hour through an exhausted tube, like Mr. Vallance's tunnel, which was to transport passengers from London to Brighton in 10 minutes; but it is quick enough—and how does the scientific baron propose to accomplish his feat He would build small houses as stations, and provide each of them with a revolving lever, 300 feet long, which would throw the mail to the next and 110 on along the whole line, SUPPRESSION cp N: 3;.AVK T::ADE. — Dispatches have been received at the Admiralty from C^i'ain Jones, of- the Penelope, 22, steam frigate, the commodore on the coast ot Airica. It appears such has been the success o' the squadron in the suppression of the siavetradf, thaMio less than If) YPssc'is /']"¡;;a;d Ï'1 the abominable traffic have been captured. Manv most satisfactory proofs ot the viu'i'iance of our cruisers on the coast have lately been aiiorded. Nothing appears to escape them. The murderers on board the prixestavor were recaptured witnin 48 hours after thc consummation of their diabo- lical deed, and the survivors of the crew of that ill-fated ves.set which foundered on her way to Sierra Leone, were also picked up by another cruiser ill a remote qua rter. There is trwul reason to believe that the Great Western Company wish to carry out iheir design of making a rail- way through this city to Monmouth and Hereford, wi-.li a continuation from the former place to Newport—independ- ently of their South Wales line, with which that we have indicated would communicate—thus virtually securing a great and uninterrupted iineofcommunicatioafor G louces- ter aud Cheltenham to the west. We have always been at: opinion-and we know that we share that opinion with many others much better qualified to judge than we "re ''la' the interests of the Great Western Railway Company and those of Gloucester are now reciprocal. One thing is clear: the position of both Gloucester and I heltenham will he materially strengthened by an abridg- ment of the distance to London 10 the smallest possible limit. The attainment of this result is, under existing circtiiiislauces, an object of the first importance.—Glouces- tel" Chronicle. LioHTHorsE ON run Gomvix.—Mr. Bush, after havine- surmounted every obstacle in the erection of the building to contain the light f >r all nations," is now contending with the greatest diiii 'itllv, namely its useful application. The Trinity Board has the exclusive privi- lege of mannging the light-houses on the English coast, and although this privilege was originally granted for the public, good, it has now, l.ke many more, become subser- vient to private interests. The elder brethren are jealous of their rights, they cannot brook the intrusion of a bold, persevering, and clever man succeeding where they have failed, and they appear more disposed to visit the offend- ing party with their displeasure than to hail the success of the undertaking, and to reward the skilful engineer for the additional protection lie offers to the lives and pro- perty of our merchants and seamen. — The Builder. GAMES AND WAGERS—The Lord President's Bill "To amend the law concerning games and wagers" (which has just been printed by order of their Lordships' House) repeals that part of 33 Henry VIII., c. H, which declares any game of mere skill, "such as bowling, costing, cloyshcayls, half bowl, tennis or the like," to be an un- lawful game, &c. The bill further declares that, iu order to prove any house or place to be a common gaming-house it shall be sufficient to prove it is kept or used for playing therein at any unlawful game, and that a bank is kept there by one or more of the players exclusively of the others; or that the chances of any game played therein are not. alike favourable to all the players, inclu- ding among the players the banker or other person by whom the game is managed, or against whom the other players stake, play, orbet." The power of justices is to be exercised under warrant to enter any such house. Addi- tional penalties are proposed to be imposed, not exceeding £ 100 or six months in a house of correction, on gaming- house keepers. Proof of gaming for money, &c., is not to be necessary in suppoit of informations tor gaming. The police superintendent may search for instruments of gaming, and witnesses are to be indemninedfrom all pro- secution, &c. It is proposed that public billiard tables shall be licensed from Michaelmas next. The bill proposes further to repeal 10 Charles II., c. 7; 10 Willbim III., c. 11 9 Anne, c. H 11 Anne, c. 5 5 and 6 William IV., c. 41.; and part of 18 George II., c. 31 (sections 3 and 8, making persons liable to indictment for winning or losing at play, or by betting at anyone time £ 10, or within twenty-four hours £20). Actions and informations are to be discontinued, and cheating at play is to be punished as obtaining money by false pre- tences. Wagers are not to be recoverable at law, and convictions, &c., are not to be quashed for informality, &e. COLLARS.—Up OR DOWN'] Which side are we to take in the collar question-ups, or ti0wns, or none at all We confess ourselves to be practically in a dilemma; although, aesthetically speal<in»-aud, indeed, from mo- tives of comfort—we have no hesitation in saying, turn down your collars they never were meant to be turned up. But it is now become so much of a French and English affair, that we shall be suspected of want of pa- triotism if we do not say, keep up your collars, and up- hold the national dignity As for the no collar view of the subject, much may be said for and against it it de- pends a good deal on your complexion, reader, and also onthecotourofyourcravat. If YOIl have got all your cambric and your lace, yon need no further contrast for your physiognomical tint; but if you are wearing a black kerchief, and yon are of a bilious brown and yellow hue, pray fetus see half an inch, at least, of white beneath the towel-jawbone. Ibis point of contrast is the real reason why the collar should, as a matter of taste, be allowed to lie down on the cravat. It produces great effect—it looks cleaner-it is certainly more comfortable. If the majority of free-born Englishmen shall ever so far sur- mount their prejudices as to take a hint from France (for 'tis an invcntion of lajeune France), we will walk over rium wui si.ic of lhc iiuu.^r, rtiid, ill ltlt: f,ll"C or (Ue HartulI andonr constituents, will j oin them.—Blackwood's Æslhetics a/Dress. SERIOUS AFFRAY IN LIVERPOOL.—On Sunday after- noon the inhabitants of various streets which intersect a densely-populated locality, were kept in a state of great commotion by a mob which had assembled and attacked a body of Orangemen. It appears that Orangemen to the number of 150 had been walking in procession at the funeral of a deceased brother, and were returning. The Orangemen composing it, wore black sashes, tied, in some instances, at the ends with orange ribbons. When they had reached the end of Great Crosshall street, the crowd which had been accompanying them down Scot- land-road was considerably reinforced by the Irish resident in Lace-street and other low streets in that neigh- bourhood. The Irishmen appear to have been the aggres- sive party, exasperated, no doubt, by the display of orange ribbons. A stone was thrown, and then a volly of stones followed. The Orangemen, who were walking two deep, and were only accompanied by about 10 policemen, immediately''halted and drove their assailants up some of the adjacent streets, with the assistance of the police. The uproar, however, drew large bodies of other Irish- men to the spot, and the mob, having in this way regained strength and courage, made the Orangemen, after a vigorous resistance, fly before them. Happily no life was lost on the occasion, and the injuries, so far as we could ascertain, were very few. When the affray had lasted about half an hour, theOrangemen were induced quietly to make the best of their way home through some of the by-streets leading towards London- road and strong detachments of the policc force having arrived, the mob were overawed, and all active disturb- ance was from that moment at an end. MARRIAGE OF TIIE MARQUIS OF WORCESTER AND LADY G. CUKZON.—The marriage of Henry Somerset, Marquis oi Worcester, only son of the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort, with ihe Lilly Georgians Curznn, eldest daughter of Earl Howe, was solemnized ou Thursday week at Hampton Church. Middlesex. The lion, and Rev. Dr. Gerald Valerian Wellesley was the officiating minis- ter. At eleven, the fair betrothed, accompanied by Earl Howe, her lather, and attended by a bridal train composed ni the Ladies Adelaide and Emily Curzon, Lady Blanche, Lady Rose, Lady Emily, and Lady Henrietta Somerset, left Bushy Park for the Church. 1 he Queen Dowager, the Duchess Ida, of SAxe Weimar, and the Princess Ann and Amelia, the Duke and Duchess of Beaulort, the Marquis of Worcester, (the happy bridegroom), and a circle of relatives and friends, came in five of the Royal carri ages. As the Queen Dowager entered the church, .he organist played the "National Anthem. Precisely at ive minutes tollthehrida) procession left the vestry for ilie aitar, the beautiful bride resting on the arm of her aohle father, who even at this early stage of the ceremony, ippeared deeply affected. The marriage service was lordi- -vith commenced, the Duke of Wellington, at th > desire it Earl Howe, gi\i:ig ihe fair bride away at the altar. I lie bride went liirough the trying and solemn ceremony Willi considerable fortitude. The bride wore a magnilicent ■ohe de marriage, composed of rich white watered silk, 1rnamentc(1 with two deep point lace flounces, each fluunce terminated with aa insertion of white satiupearts. The LOrsage anc1lSlf:'e\'es were correspondingly trimmed, with ihe addition of boquets of orange blossom. Txecoiffure was remarkably plain, consisting of a wreath of orange lowers, and a magoilicent point hce veil, oauameuted willI pe¡¡rls, thrown over the head, completed her Lady- ship's attire. The bridesmaids were —Lady Blanche Somerset, Lady Henrietta Somerset, Lady Ivatlierine Somerset, Lady Adelaide Curzon, Lady Rose Somerset, Lady Geraldine Somerset, Lady Edith Somerset, Lady, Emily Curzon. Their Ladyships were all similarly attired in white dresses, with pink scarfs, and the youthful ap- pearance of the large majority of theui, contributed very much to increase the interesting character ot the scene. The customary attestations in the registry were made in the vestry, the witnesses subscribing their names being the Queen Adelaide, the Duchess Ida of Saxe Weimar the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort, the Duke of Welling- ton, Lorii Fitzroy Somerset, Hon. R. Curzon, Ladies Blanche and Rose Somerset, and Mr. Charles Culling Smith. The happy bride, accompanied by her noble husband, immediately entered one of the Royal carriages, and started for the Queen Dowager's residence in Bushy- Park, amidst the warm and protracted cheeriug of the crowd where, on their arrival, flowers were scattered before them by some youthful ladies, who had awaited that pleasure with evident anxiety. The Marquis and Marchioness, having partaken of luncheon, departed for Badminton, the Duke of Beaufort's seat in Gloucestershire, where it was destined they should p'18S the usual portion of privacy, commonly called the honeymoon. The Queen Dowager gave the wedding dejeuner. The splendid bride- cake had u conspicuous place. At the close of the sump- tuous repast, the Duke of Wellington rose, and said- "I am commanded by her Majesty Queen Adelaide, to propose the health, long life, and happiness, of the Mar- quis and Marchioness of Worcester." The company rose tocether, and drank the health of the noble bride and bridegroom, after which, the Queen Dowager retired, and the party broke up. III closing ollr notice of this interest- ing event, we must not omit to mention the extraordinary number of valuable presents which the youthful bride has received upon her marriage from all quarters. On Thurs- day morning, the Queen Do.vager presented her Ladyship with a diamond brooch ot immense value, in addition to her former presents. A pearl necklace, with a magnificent diamond cross, the gift of the Duke of Beaufort, was the onty ornament of jewellery worn by her Ladyship.