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jfHt0ttUatteott0. Some time ago, it was announced that Sir Thos. Wilde was to marry Mademoiselle d'Este, the Duke of Sussex's daughter: the report was contradicted; hut the marriage is now formally announced as having taken place on the 13th ult. The Duke and Duchess of Beaufort have arrived at Beaufort House from Cowes, Igle of Wight. The Noble Duke has given up yachting this season. A LATE BAPTISM.—At the Baptist Chapel, in Byrom- atreet, Liverpool, on Thursday evening se'nnigbt, a female, aged 73, named Mary Jones, was baptised by immersion. A SNOW STOKM IN AUGUST.—On Wednesday last, about one o'clock, the town of Framlingham was visited with a snow storm, which lasted about ten minutes, with intervals.—Ipswich Express. After the execution of Benjamin Ellis for the murder of Mrs. Seaman, at Bodmin, the hangman, we are told, Bold the rope used on the occasion, in bits, at a shilling each, to persons who believe it to be a cure for fits and King's eVil! The Hon. Robert H. Clive, M.P., and Lady Harriet Clive received a large party of friends at Oakley Park, near Ludlow, during the last week. There was a bow meeting of the Herefordshire archers, and a grand ball was given at the mansion. A discovery of gold and silver coin, of the reign pf George II., and also of spoons and other articles, was made last week by some workmen in throwing down an old house at Tulla, county Clare. The spoons and a ring had the arms and initials of O'Grady on them. They are claimed by Mr. Silver, of Mount Argentine. [To the silver found, who can have a better claim ?] SINGULAR FATAL COMBAT.—A combat, unprecedented in the annals of duelling and boxing took place on Satur- day last, in the village of Asbprington. Two pigs, one belonging to the Rev. J. Ley, and the other to J. Camp, happened to meet, and, either from some old grudge, or the impulse of the moment, furiously attacked each other. They fought bravely for upwards of an hour, when the clergyman's pig fell prostrate on the ground-quite dead Plymouth Journal. THE GAME LAWS IN WILTS.—It is a remarkable fact that there is not, at the present time, one individual confined in either of the prisons in this county for offences against the Game Laws, nor has there been one of this description of offenders in confinement for six weeks past, although the county abounds with preserves and coursing- grounds, as much, probably, as any shire in the kingdom; and although there are petty sessions held weekly in about twenty places within the connty. YORK.—The great Peter Bell in York Minster is now safely suspended in its own tower. The weight of the beU and its appendages, together with the frame, is calculated to be 29 tons, but the strength of the tower is equal to triple that weight. The bell is the largest in the kingdom, being 5 tons heavier than Old Tom" of Oxford, and 7 tons heavier than the celebrated Tom" of Lincoln. The cost of it is above £ 2000 its height 7 feet 4 inches, and its diameter 8 feet 4 inches. It is placed (at a height of nearly 200 feet) diagonally in the tower, for the greater security to the building, and above 300 cubic ieet of timber have been used for its support. It may be rung with two wheels, will revolve entirely if necessary. An aged gate-keeper at Taymouth Castle was gored to death in the park last week by the bisons which are kept there. We learn that Queen Victoria, before her departure from Cologne, subscribed 3,500 thalers (about 14,000fr.) towards the completion of the doom in that city. A Spanish journal states that the two youngest sons of Don Carlos have entered the army of the King of Sardinia. The elder has been appointed Colonel of a regiment of in- fantry, and the younger Major of the regiment of Arqui. The wheat-crop throughout the whole of Canada is by the last accounts declared to be unprecedented!} large the reported ravages of the fly were found to be quite insignificant, and the harvest was pronounced safe. Native silver ore of a very rich quality has recently been discovered in the East Coombe silver and lead mine, in the parish of Stenbridge and the prospects generally are very flattering.-Hath Journal. We understand the commissioners of Wakefield streets at their last meeting decided" That so long as the ladies robe themselves in dresses of such extraordinary length, there was no occasion to employ men to sweep the streets." Last week, at Guines, in the Pas-de-Calais, two young children, who were amusing themselves with running be- tween the sails of a windmill, were caught by one of them, and thrown to a considerable distance. They were both killed. The Doncaster Chronicle states that live geese have become an article of import from the kingdom of Hano- ver to the port of Hull. We have no doubt of the fact; but we have also had a large importation from many other parts of the Continent of late, consisting of kites and vultures'. Feargus O'Connor has issued a handbill declaring his strenuous support of "Miall and the Charter." This reminds one of the support piomised to Mr. Pitt in Cole- ridge's Fire, Famine, and Slaughter; when the first of those three graces promises to cling to him everlast- ingly." The distress in Poland is extreme. The poor people penetrate in crowds into our province (Insterburg), and fall on the fields of peas and potatoes; the peas are im- mediately devoured raw; the stalks of the potatoes are cut down, and boiled and eaten in the field. A detach- ment of troops has been sent to protect our frontier.— Prussian Paper. Six hundred and thirty-two pounds in one pound notes, were recently paid into the Bank of England, by the trustees to the will of James Satcherly, an old man (a beggar) who died in a cellar in Shadwell some weeks back. The notes must have been hoarded many years. The Newry Examiner says. on the authority of a Lon- don correspondent, that Sir R.Peel and the Duke of Wel- lington contemplate a short visit, to the Lord Lieutenant, in the Phoenix Park, in the course of this month. Two numbers of the St. Helena Gazette, dated 14th and 21st of June, have been received, being the first numbers of a newspaper published on the rock since the death of Napoleon. The only portion worth reading is an ordnance imposing a tax on pleasure-boats, chiefly, it seems, because they are used for business purposes, to the detriment of the revenue arising from licenses to keep boats for the conveyance of passengers and luggage. Asia Minor is at the present moment suffering all the horrors of a famine. For the last two years the crops have failed, and water is so scarce that the quantity re- quired for the consumption of a small family costs an enormous sum. The exportation of corn has been pro- hibited after the 15th August, excepting in the case of contracts previously entered into. It is currently rumoured at Malta, that a gallant officer of that distinguished corps the Forty-second Royal High- landers is about retiring from the pomp and vanity of a military life, and seeking retirement and seclusion in the cloister, under the unassuming garb of a Theresian or barefooted Carmelite.—Malta Times. When persons are thirsty, and the body is unusually heated, before drinking cold water it is well to cool the wrists by pouring water thereon. More than a mouthful or two at farthest should in no case be taken, when the body is overheated, without cessation. If, instead of swallowing a tumbler of water in half a minute, as many do when they are warm and thirsty, they would consume at least five minutes for that purpose, there would be very little danger to be apprehended.—Baltimore Patriot. A TOWN LIGHTED BY NATURAL GAS.—Fredonia, a town ol 1200 inhabitants, with neat white houses, and six churches, is lighted up with natural gas, which bubbles up out of the ground, and is received into a gasometer, which I visited. This gas consists of carburetted hydrogen, and issues from a black bituminous slate, one of the beds of the Hamilton group of the New York geologists, or part of the Devonian formation of Europe. — Lyell's Travels in North America. THE NEW MOVE TO OBTAIN MONEY.—On Friday evening last, the large room of the Borough Hall, Roch- dale, was crowded, when Feargus O'Connor, Esq., deli- vered a lecture on the new movement of agitation tor the Charter. He assured the audience that if one-half of the working class would deposit £2 12s. 6d. each to purchase land, the Charter would be the law of the land in two years. At the conclusion, seven persons, who may fairly be supposed to have had more money than wit, had their names entered as subscribers. DARTMOOR.—We hear it is in contemplation by the Government to dispose of the prisons at Prince Town. The Courts and various buildings cover a space of thirty acres, and during the late war nearly 10,000 prisoners were lodged within the massive gates. The prisons are surrounded by a double wall and an iron railing; at cer- tain distances on the inner wall lamps used to be lit, and sentries walked on the top, so that escape of the prisoners was almost impossible. The prisons at this time have the most gloomy appearance to parties who visit there; on the eastern side are the coffins in which the unfortunate Frenchmen were buried, quite above the surface of the ground, caused by the storms of winter, in this romantic region. ROMAN REMAINS IN LINCOLN.—Tn High-street several Roman remains have been disinterred; and amongst the rest some basis of pillars, and two beautiful coins of the emperor Antonius Pius and Domitian. On Wednesday afternoon the workmen discovered some huge worked stones at about four yards from the present surface; those have evidently been piinths to pillars supporting a Roman building; on one is an inscription, which as well as it could be traced, consists of the following letters: —vie. HRvro MERCVRES IVM. Most probably this is in. complete, as in all likelihood it was continued along the fellow plinth. Ail the earth above the level at which the stones where discovered is made ground. PROLIFIC WHEAT.—In the harvest of 1840. Mr. Chas. Spring, of Sobam, Cambridgeshire, gathered from one of his fields, 18 very 6ne ears of wheat (which were 5, 6. and 7, set), the proceed of which filled a common wine glass. The above was planted tbe following autumn, and produced one peck, which was again planted November 3rd, 1841, and produced seven bushels and one peck. The same was planted November 2nd, 1842, the produce was one hundred and eight bushels and two pecks, which was again planted in the autumn of 1843, and produced one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight bushels. Thus the increase from the eighteen ears, in the short space of four years, was the enormous quantity of four hundted and sixty- seven coombs. It is stated that the Corporation of Manchester has re- solved to avail itself of Mr. Ewart's Bill, for the purpose of immediately establishing in that town a museum illustra- tive of all the industrial arts, with the various applications of science and art to economic purposes, tor which purpose it is proposed to erect a splendid building, at the cost of £ 100,000. Two lecture rooms are to be connected with the building, and lectures by men of eminence are to be delivered at stated seasons. It is proposed that all the advantages of the establishment shall be open to the labouring classes during the evening, at a charge of a penny only for each individual. Some of the most influ- ential manufacturers are interesting themselves zealously to secure the completion of this design upon the broadest basis of liberality. THE MOORS.—The pleasure of the true British sports- man does not altogether arise from the quantity of game bagged; but his greatest delight and pleasure is in a tolerably long search, his dogs ranging beside him, a set— a flush a long fire and a kill. Whereas, on many of the preserves in Scotland the birds are as numerous and as tame as domestic fowls in a farm-yard, and the sportsman has nothing more to do than to take up bis position on a certain spot, and there stand and charge, fire, slaughter, and kill, perhaps, three or four hundred head of game a day. This kind of slaughtering by the wholesale, it is apprehended, does not atford that exercise, that anxiety, expectation, and pleasure, as are experienced by the true sportsman in the wide range, long shots, occasional kills, good breathings up hill and down dale, and weary limbs at the close ot the day's sport. THE JARROW COLLIERY.—The adjourned inquest on the body of James Jefty and three others, was resumed last week, when a number of witnesses were examined. The Coroner having gone through the principal part of the evidence, the jury returned, as their verdict, That we have considered the evidence brought before us, and found that James Stewart aud others came to their death by fire-damp caused by fire at Jarrow Colliery, hut where or from what cause we have not been able to discover, and our verdict, therefore, is— Accidental Death, and that James Defty died from the effects of after-damp." Jarrow Colliery has gained an unhappy notoriety for accidents, the present being the sixth explosion that has occurred during the last 28 years. At the first explosion, in 1817, six lives were lost; at the second, in 1820, two; at the third, which occurred in 1826, in the Bensham seam, forty- two at the fourth, in 1828, eight; and at the fifth, which also occurred in the Bensham seam, in 1830, forty-two; making, with the present occurrence, no fewer than 139 deaths in 28 years. THE COAL AND IRON TRADE.—The mining districts of the north of this county aud of Staffordshire are at pre- sent in a state of great commotion. At a meeting of the coal and iron masters at the Talbot Hotel, Stourbridge, last week, we understand, it was determined to blow out twenty furnaces, preliminary to a general resistance being made to the demands of the men. Other meetings have been held at Stourbridge apd Birmingham but several ol the masters have, we learn, given the men the advance, contrary to the resolution come to amongst themselves last week, but there is every probability that the colliers and puddlers will eventually resume work at the old prices. The chair makers of Stourbridge have also resolved on forming a trades' union, and their meetings have been at- tended by delegates from the stonemasons, the wire- drawers, and the file-cutters. The gun-lock filers of Darlaston have agreed that a general meeting of the whole trade be called on, to adopt measures to insure the pros- perity of the trade, aud also to put an end to the truck system. Thus it will be seen that things are coming to a crisis among our mining and manufacturing population.—- Worcester Herald, The potato crop, the poor man's staple commodity, is abundant beyond precedent: the very finest kinds selii in Dublin at 3§d. per stone of H lbs. Under any circum- stances the harvest will be one of the latest tor many years. Mr. Hudson, tlie King of Railroads, said at York the other day—" He feared that railway accidents would become much more frequent, when he saw the Legislature —as they had done this session—sanctioning lines with gradients so bad, that they would require the locomotive engine behind as well as before. He almost shuddered for the consequences." An American writer, whose letters appear in the Me- morial de Rouen, describes a miracle of mechanical sci- ence, of the wonderful if true" class. William Evans has resolved a problem, which must overturn our present system of railway and steam-boat propulsion. By means of enoimous compression, he has succeeded in liquifying atmospheric air; and then a few drops only of some che- mical composition, poured into it, suffice to make it resume its original volume with an elastic force quite prodigious. An experiment on a large scale has just been made. A train of twenty loaden waggons was transmitted a distance of sixty miles in less than an hour: and a quarter—the whole motive power being the liquid i air enclosed in a vessel of two gallons and a half measure; into which fell drop by drop,and from minute to minute,the chemical composition in question. Already subscriptions are abundant, and a society is in the course of formation. The inventor declares, that an ordinary packet-boat may make the passage from Philadelphia to Havre in eight days, carrying a ton of his liquid air. A steam-engine of six-horse power will produce that quantity in eight hours." The Railway King" in France, the French H udson, is an old-looking but keen-observing individual of the name of M'Kenzie. He is a great favourite with Louis Philippe, at whose numerous and promiscuously attended soiries M'Kenzie cuts a droll and conspicuous figure. If not a native of Liverpool, he was at no distant date a navie" there, working—and no shame to him—in high-lows, ankle-deep at the docks in mud and clay. This gentle- man, though entirely uneducated, and of brusque man- ners, is remarkable for his practical knowledge of engineering; and it is proved by the flattering fact that M'Kenzie is consulted by the government authorities of France touching the practicability of the various railway, lines either in progress or contemplated and this in pre- ference to the engineers of Paris, who have long been celebrated for their knowledge in the science or art, for it partakes of both. M'Kenzie has a partner, named Barry, once—he may be so still—a gentleman connected with the Manchester newspaper press. These facts are honourable to all parties. M'Kenzie's oddity of manner and appearance presents a curious contrast to that of the Parisians malgri he carries all before him, whether on Les Champs Elysees, where the railway shareholders, jobbers, &c., most do congregate," or in the gilded salons of the Tuileries.—Liverpool Chronicle. [The Mr. M'Kenzie named above was a considerable contractor for public works in this country for many years. He was the contractor for the Junction Dock at Hull, and other works there. Mr. J. D. Barry, who is stated to be his partner, was subsequently to his connexion with the Manchester press editor of the Chester Chronicle.—Man- chester Guardian.] FRRNCH ACCOUNT OF QUEEN VICTORIA'S RECEPTION IN GERMANY.—"The reception of the Queen of Eng- land by the inhabitants of Mayence was, I repeat, very cold and indifferent; and, in truth, there was no reason for their acting otherwise. The relations of England and the Grand Duchy of Hesse Dramstadt are not suffi- ciently intimate for the Mayencians to feel obliged to display an expensive enthusiasm in honour of a Sovereign of whom they are wholly ignorant; besides which, May- ence has retained its sympathy for the French more than any other city in Germany. The name of • the Emperor' awakens there amongst those who lived during his time the fondest reminisences, and these sentiments, as I have been satisfactorily convinced on several occasions since my arrival at Mayence, are transmitted, pure and unal- loyed, to their children and posterity." The above paragraph contains a nice little mixture of anti-English feeling and Gallic lies. WORCESTER MUSICAL FESTIVAL.—The annual meeting (the 122nd) of the three choirs of Worcester, Gloucester, and Hereford, was held last week at the first named city. It has given us great pleasure to find that this festival has been attended with a degree of success that must ensure the permanence of these interesting meetings, which have been continued without interruption for more than a century, and (independently of what they have done in the cause of benevolence) have essentially contributed to the advancement of English ecclesiastical music. The "meeting of the three choirs." for a long series of years, was the only great music-meeting in the kingdom and to it, all the others that now exist, unquestionably owe their origin. This festhal at Worcester consisted, as usual, of three morning performances of sacred music in the Cathedral, and three evening concerts of miscellane- ous music in the College Hall. The instrumental or- chestra and choral band were on the usual scale, and composed of efficient materials. The principal vocalists were all English, with the exception of Staudigl; and he is well entitled to be made an exception, from the great attention which he has bestowed on our sacred music, and the pre-eminent grandeur with which he performs it. The other principal singers were, Miss llainforth, the Misses Williams, Mr. Hobbs, Mr. Pearsill, and Mr. Machin, On Tuesday morning the musical portion of the Cathedral service was performed with the assistance of all the vocal and instrumental strength assembled for the festival. The prayers were chanted by the Rev. W. H. Weston and the Rev. T. Wheeler; the responses being given, with sublime effect, by the two hundred voices of the choir. The Dettinjren Te Deum, Purcell's Jubilate in D, Crotch's anthem The Lord is King," and Handels Coronation anthem, were introduced in the course of the service. The second morning performance on Wednesday, consisted of Spohr's oratorio, the Last Judgment (the first, and, in our opinion, the greatest of his sacred works), and a selection of anthems by the great English composers. And the third, on Thursday, consisted (according to invariable usage) of the Messiah. The whole of these performances were excellent, and did much credit to the manner in which they had been pre- pared, under the superintendence of Mr. Done, the conductor. The evening concerts (as is usually the case at provincial festivals) were chiefly composed of well known and familiar pieces, which, to a London auditor have become stale by repetition. Each concert, however, had one or two remarkable features. At the first, Handel's charming Acss and Galutea was performed entire, the principal parts being taken by Miss llainforth aud Stau- digl at the second, there was Beethoven's symphony in F, and the grand air in Mozart's Zuberjlote, In diesen heiligen Jlallen," most superbly sung by Staudigl; and at the third, the principal piece was Mendelssohn's Walpurgis NigM>as it w^s performed under his own di- rection by the phitharmonic Society. All the performances, both morning and evening, were numerously attended, the audiences comprising the most distinguished persons and families of Worcestershire aud the neighbouring counties. The whole concluded by a ball. The amount of the Tuesday morning s collection was JC221 4s. 6d., including a donation ot £50 from the Queen Dowager. On Wednesday morning, the collection at the doors amounted to £251 16s. 9d.; and on Thursday morning JE277 12s. 8d. was received. We are not yet informed as to the exact pecuniary result of this Festival; but, from the manner in which all the performances have been attended, there cannot be adoubt of its being- highly satis- factory. Our contemporary, the Worcester Guardian, has devoted nearly six columns to a report of the proceedings, BRANDESTON HALL ESTATE SUFFOLK.—This property has been doomed to strange vicissitudes latterly. The history of the hall may be traced to the time of our Queen Elizabeth, and its architectural form is in strict keeping with that order. It has been the residence, from titne immemorial, of the most respectable nobles and esquires of the county. It was only about twenty years since 1\1 r. Mills, a gentleman of respectability, became the possessor. Four years ago, Fortune (that uncertain jade) forsook him, and untoward circumstances compelled him reluc- tantly to quit It. It was tben placed in the hands of trustees, who ordered a sale to take place, under the direction of Mr. George Robins. At that period, lanj was heavy in the Market, and with all bis exertions he failed to obtain the reserved price, which was then 35,001 guineas. It should be remarked that the hall from lack of means, as fallen a good deal into decay, and the stabling, once the pride of former owners, who hunted this country, were laid prostrate for want of means. It is enviroued by a pretty park of 80 acres, with the river Deben flowing throogh the estate tor two miles; and the domain extends to near 700 acres of very fioe convertible land. Connected with it are the extensive manorg) roy- alties, and immunities; a respectable tenantry occupy the farms at £ 1,060 a-year-, and the mansion, \»hen placed in good order, with the park and manors, will be worth JE300 a-year, The outlay to restore the house and the farms will not exceed £4,000, when the anntta| valne, for the whole, will be £ 1»400 or £ 1.500 a-year. Such is an outline of the property under review. The sale about four years ago, failed (as it has been already stated), and two years since Mr. Robins was deputed by tjle moTtgayees to sell it peremptorily* The result^was, a purchaser was found at the auction tor 30,000 guineas, independently of the timber, which is estimated at 4,000 guineas. This gentleman from reasons not quite understandable, became an unwilling purchaser, and sought relief in the Court of Chancery, where, upon a point ol technicality alone, be avoided his contract. A tlurd sate took place this season (in June), when this trivial flaw was provided for by more stringent conditions ot sale, and it was announced for peremptory sale. Much excitement prevailed throughout the country, butprejudice was strong in respect to a doubt- ful title, and it was sold to a friend of Mr. Robins' (to include the timber) for thirty thousand guineas. An ar- rangement, however, was shortly afterwards made, by which the contract was consigned to Mr. R. At the sale Mr. Austin, the eminent counsel (more especially in the railways, who, it seems, was borQ hard by) bid £30,000. Mr. Robins' friend very soon sold his bargain to him, who purchased it solely for investment, and took immediate steps to have his architect to look over the estate, and adjudge what was necessary to render it a fit abode for the M.P. for Ipswich, and to Hake all his tenantry com- fortable, indeed he ordered a thoroughx repair of every farm. The result was, an outiay in view of four thousand pounds. Durino- this progress it became known that Mr. George Robins was the bunáfide buyer. No one doubted that his prudence would not allow him to hazard 30,000 guineas on a doubtful titles and still less to doubt his judgment as to the value. Prejudice soon gave way, and Mr Austin, after having "considered his previous deter- mination. thought he coull not do better than tread in the steps of the new possessor. A negotiation commenced, and on Wednesday last, for certain VERY WEIGHTY REASONS (we know U,)t how many thousands ofpounds), Mr. Robins assigned hi3 contract to the King of the Railways,—Sm, m ACCIDENTS, ROBBERIES, FIKES POISONINGS, &C.-— Wht'U Parliament is up, a'i sorts of i 11 u n its multiply in a way which, to the uninitiated, occasions the most poig- nant distress. Weil, I never"—exclaims the readers <-• newspapers whose lially lamentation when enoruiou.i columns of debatP meet their eyes, is that there is nothing to read-" well, I never," they now cry, "remember oo many murders, accidents, robberies, fires, poisonings, suicides.aud I poor.law Iwrrof!¡'-rca;ly it is quilt-tt'rrifi:c," Poor innocents! They have no suspicion to the real facts of the case they do not reilect that fifteen or twenty columns of debate subtracted from tli* wa\«and means of the diurnal press, leave a vacuum which must be fiU d with something else; and that when foreign news is unpro- ductive, domestic news must be manufactured, or, at am rate, dilated beyond its just proportions. Take a poor- law horror, for example. When Parliament is sitting, it is a scrubby paragraph squeezed into some obscure corner where few notice it but when Parliament is not sitting, "our own reporter" is despatched to dress it up after the most approved melodramatic fashion, Day after day the whole country is weeping, sobbing, and sighing ove.r the cold-water-gruel-case of "Betsy Noakes," or the inhu- man treatment of John Guhhins, who was suffered to expire without the additional blister between his .shoulders. Nor is this all that happens when Parliament is prorogued. Abuses of every kind flourish and wax intolerable. Delin- quents who were not heard of from February to August, are heard of every day from August to February. During the whole of the latter period public virtue, patriotism, and principle are hard at work all over the country, and whether it be a Bishop or a policeman, a Minister or a Magistrate, a Judge or a Judge's clerk, a Board of Guardians or a Board of Railway Directors, it matters not. All sorts of misdeeds, which no one suspected till every one had leisure to look for them, are dragged to light, fill us with indignation, provoke our wonder that we should have become thus suddenly depraved, and just as we are about to think seriously of emigrating to some land of innocence and peace, Parliament meets, anti murders, robberies, fires suicides, poisonings, Poor-law horrors, and abuses of all kinds, find their former leveL- John Bull. LIST OF NEW PATENTS. —AUGUST 1845.—William Breynton, of the Inner Temple, Esq., for certain improve- ments in rotary steam-engines. Sealed 25th J uly-6 months for inrolment.—George Beaded, of Bnttersea, commander in the Royal Navy, for improvements in pro- pelling vessels and land carriages, in raising and drawing off water, for driving machinery which means of raising and drawing off water are applicable to other useful pur- poses.—Sir Samuel Brown, of Blackheath, Knt., Captain in Her Majesty's Navy, for improvements in the forma- tion of embankments for canals, docks, and sea-walls, and in the conveyance and propulsion of locomotive en- gines and other carriages, or bodies on canals and other inland waters, and also on rail and other roads, and in propelling vessels on the ocean and navigable rivers.- Joseph Quick, of Sumner-street, Southwark, engineer, and Henry Austin, of No. 10, Walbrook, civil engineer, for improvements in the construction and working of atmospheric railways. Sealed 31st July-6 months for inrolment. — Josiah Marshall Heath, of Winchester- buildings, for improvements in the manufacture of cast- steel. Sealed 4th August—6 months for inrolment.— Charles Henry Joseph Forrctt, of Lille in France, but now of 17, Great St. Helens, Bishopsgate, gent., for a new and improved Archimedian screw, which he calls Davaines screw."—Peter Francis Mairo, of Mark-lane, merchant, for improvements in combining iron and other materials, for the purpose of constructing bridges, roofs, arches, floors, and other similar structures. — Francis Taylor, of Romsey, Hants, surgeon, for improvements in giving alarm in cases of fire, and in extinguishing fire.- Dalrymple Crawford, of Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick, for an improved dibbling machine Henry Smith, of Liverpool, engineer, for improvements in the manufac- ture of wheels for railways, and in springs for railway and other carriages, and in axle-guards for railway car- riages.- Henry Emanuel, of Pond-street, Hampstead, gent., for improvements in atmospheric railways.—George Brown, of Caperthornae, Chester, land agent, for a new seed and manure drill-plough.—Frank Hills, of Deptford, manufacturing chemist, for improvements in purifying gas for illumination, and obtaining a valuable product in the process. -Peter Higson, of Clifton, Lancashire, mining engineer, for certain improvements in machinery or apparatus for connecting and disconnecting the steam- engine or other motive power, with or from the load or other matter to be driven or moved.-Thomas Henry Russell, of Wednesbury, Staffordshire, tube manufacturer, for improvements in the manufacture oLwelded iron tubes. EXTRAORDINARY INQUEST.—BRIGHTON, AUG. 30. An inquest, instituted by letters patent under the great seal, was opened at the York Hotel, Brighton, this day, Mr. Horatio Waddington and Mr. G. Maule, barristers, and Mr. R. Upperton, solicitor, being constituted com- missioners, for the purpose of ascertaining whether Maurice Alfred Barrow, formerly a solicitor at East Grinstead, and latterly residing at Brighton, had died seised of freehold property, which, for want of heirs, devolved to her Majesty as an escheat by virtue of her Royal prerogative. A jury having been empannelled, Mr. Waddillgton stated the nature of the case, which, he said, had seldom occurred of late years, although escheats were frequent in by-gone days. He then called evidence which established the following facts:—The deceased Mr. Barrow made his will in 1834, giving certain specific legacies, and devising and bequeathing the residue and remainder of his estate and effects to his wife, under certain conditions. Subsequently deceased obtained an enfranchisement of certain copyhold property which he possessed in Brighton, after which, without altering or republishing his will, he died. This property, consisting of a nest of cottages, called France and Deerham, at the top of North-street, was subsequently removed to form all approach to the railway terminus, and a portion of the site is now in the market as building ground. On the title being investigated it appeared that the enfran- chised property did not pass by will to the widow as part of the residue of the estate, it being freehold property subsequently acquired, and the deceased having no children inquiry was made for the collateral heirs, when it was discovered that the deceased had none, he being an illegitimate child, and, consequently, by the law of England, having no father or mo! her, or collateral rela- tions. The only mode of enabling the widow to complete the title was, to take proceedings to declare the property escheated to the Crown, in which event the Crown has generally been advised to grant the same back again to the party who appears to have the best claim to it, and who generally initiates the proceedings. The proceedings in this case were taken by the widow, who failed in satisfying the numerous applicants for the building plots of the validity of her title. The whole of these facts having been detailed in evidence, the jury returned a verdict, declaring the property an escheat. FASHIONS FOR SEPTEMBRII. Coutil is much used in dresses intended for country wear; those with green or blue stripes on an ecru ground are embroidered with a very narrow braid, and are often made with corsages a basques, with pockets. Robes peignoirs, in toiles de Chine, gros de Naples striped lengthways, or foulards in horizontal stripes, are also fashionable. Narrow fringes are in great request, made in every variety, as is also the dentelle de Granade, which forms a pretty contrast on satins and watered silks; gimps a jours are much used on shot silks. Some autumnal dresses are trimmed with four rows of fringe of gradual widths. Toilettes entirely of black have been fashionable last month in Paris for visiting dress; they are much relieved by the quantity of lace used on them, such as 4 rows of narrow lace en tablier large lace sleeves, and lace scarf, and black lace bonnet, ornamented with a coloured flower, also five and six flounces of black lace and cannezous, with sleeves of black lace are worn; some redingotes are made this season with the pointed backs a la grand mere. The prettiest form of corsage for tarlatanne, and materials of clear transparent texture, is that a la vierge the fullness confined round the top in a band, with square shoulder- strap this style revives the narrow ceinture, with small buckle. Slight taffetas, in all light colours, are worn for evening dress, with trimmings of flounces, cut in deep festoons, and edged with narrow fringe, or a narrow blonde neige the corsage pointed with berthe of the same sometimes on these large berthes nanow lacc- is laid, but they are usually plain. Pretty travelling cloaks are made of grey laventine, lined with flannel or merino, checked in dark blue, green, or red. Scarfs with hoods are also worn. Bonnets a la Suisse, chevriere or glanense, accompany all toilettes de campagne, orna- mented with field flowers; they are sometimes lined with coloured silk, and trimmed with black velvet. For pailles de riz, Leghorns, &c., plumes of small feathers are very fashionable saules marabouts, pink and black, are used on black lace bonnets.-(From the London and Paris Ladies' Magazine of Fashion.) THE GREAT BRITAIN.—The gratifying intelligence of the arrival of this" Colossal wonder of the deep" has reached us this week, and the extraordinary nature of her performance on this her first voyage across the Atlantic, is also a source of high gratification, not only to the proprietors but also to the public. She reached her destined port at noon of Sunday, the 10th instant, thus achieving her first outward passage, after a very fine run of 14'j days. During the whole passage she en- countered westerly winds, and at times fresh gales, cross seas, and thick fogs, and her engines were not stopped for a moment until her arrival off Sandy Hook. She has not impressed our brethren over the water quite so grandly as she did her English admirers. The general impression among the Americans," says a correspondent of the Times," is, that she is not so large as they expected. I don't know what they would have. To be sure, she is not so long as some of the North River boats, some of which are upwards of 350 feet in length, sixteen of them going to a mile but then, they would not do for ocean steaming, and in point of breadth are far below the Great Britain. Her model is not greatly admired, and they call it clumsy. On the whole, she has not made such a sensation as perhaps her proprietors ex- pected, and is not considered here as a safe boat. People in America will prefer the Boston steamers or the packet-ships to her. On Monday, notice was given that the Great Britain would be opened to the public at the rate of 25 cents a head, and 121 cents extra to the engine room, so that she is to be made a show-ship of here, just as she was in England. Thousands of persons have visited her, and all expressed themselves as being greatly delighted and surprised at her internal arrangements. Captain Hosken is the lion of the week, and is followed by crowds wherever he shows himself. From Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and other neighbouring cities, strangers are pouring into New York, all anxious to see the • big ship.' The vessel gave rise to some character- istic observations. "As the ship entered the harbour, she was gaily dressed with colours, which streamed frpm each of her masts, At the gaff the large union flag of 'norland float<l gaily in the lu-e-- z-1; the first mn.>t !i the Austrian flag tho second the Russian; the tliii h. Spanish; the foin t, the French tricolour; the ,he' union jack; af the foremast, a blended flag <■ England and America, tlw stars of the latter conn; n blending with the blue, white, and red, of the union ot England, and at the lower quuteiing the stripes. Soin- of the papers the next mornins, with the usual America: sensitiveness, came out pretty strong of Captain iloskui tor not having displaced the American flag (they ha! not noticed the flag I h ive just mentioned,) and expressed ■» great (ieal about the intended insult, It was to be wiped out wit ft blood,' and all that. This enough and when these journals discoveied their error, the exhibition was ridiculous indeed to thinking portion of the community. The best joke I heard, however, was made by an impudent young E tr, from Eu-Yc.p» lIe squinted at the flag wlr-ch showed the emblems of both countries, and then bawled out, I'm tl-d Britain han't anuex'd we.


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