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iilwellaufous. LATEST FROM AMERICA. — By the packet ship New York, Captain Cropper, which left New York on the 17th ult.. and arrived at Liverpool on Wednesday even- ing, we have received a report of the discussion in the Senate on the Oregon question, founded upon General Cass's motion for the adoption of the resolutions he had already submitted to Congress, relative to the Army and Navy. He introduced these resolutions in a speech out- Heroding the most warlike passages in the President's message. The discussion was goiug on when the report left. MONEY MARKET, THURSDAY EVENING.-Consols opened for the Money Market at oil but they have since been done at 95 £ The last price of Three per Cents. Reduced was 95g the Three and a Quarter New 98j. DEATH OF EARL GRANVILLE.—We regret to learn the death of this noble earl, which event took place on Wed- nesday, at his residence in Bruton-street, Berkeley-square, London. ANOTHER FREE PORT. —Tbe London Gazette of Fri day contains an official notice that the port of Newcastle, in New South Wales, has been constituted a free ware- housing port, with all the privileges which are by law attached to Iree warehousing porta in any of her Majesty's po^essioBS abroad. VERY TRUE.—An agent of the League was last I listributing their tracts in a village near Mansfield. ippears, however, that though he was in the full pay the faction, he was not a full convert to their principle* V person of his acquaintance askeil him what he had got, when he replied, A tract to show how there is to be large loaf for sixpence and threepence to bug it ivith- —Derby Mercury. EXPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES TO ENGLANO. Ever> packet-ship leaving this port for Liverpool is filled with our agricultural products, and it is highly interesting and gratifying to see the great and rapijty-increasint variety of our shipments. The packet-ship Fidelia sailed yesterday for Liverpool with the following cargo:—Out- ward cargo of the ship Fidelia for Liverpool:—441 halef of cotton, 1250 barrels of naval stores, 1000 barrels of flour, 775 barrels of apples, 50 barrels of provisions, 325 tierct's of provisions, 1050 boxes of cheese, 25 casks of oil* 126 barrels of lard, 11 hogsheads of lard, 300 barrels of iron ore, 114 bales of wool, 310 kegs of lard, 9000 hogs- head staves, 327 salted hides, 30 bundles of leather, 16 barrels of jewellers' sweeps, 308 bags of beans, 38 crates of onions, 14 cases of merchandize. Cotton appears to he a small item among this variety. In consequence of the quantity of Hour, provisions, &c., offering for shipment, freights rule very high. A few years since our packet- ships were compelled to load with cotton on their outward voyages, or go out in ballast; now, notwithstanding the increase in tbe number of packet and transient ships iø tbis trade, they all sail with full cargoes. The most eX- traordinary shipment in the Fidelia is the 300 barrels of iron ore. Onions, beans, and leather are very unusual expoits from this country to England, but we have DO doubt in a few years they will be staple shipments. There is a very large trade growiug up between this country and Great Britain in provisions, and our agricultural ex- ports alone must soon exceed in value the aggregate cost of our imports.—New York paper. SINGULAR OCCURRENCE.—On Friday night, as the Star tooach was returning from Clevedon to Wells, .b.. goiog up Easton hill, about three miles from the latter city, the coachman, in stooping to buckle tha apron, fell from his seat. A gentleman passenger jumped of to ascertain if he had sustained injury, upon which the hoW set off at full speed, with a young woman, the only other passenger, on the top of the coach The horses kept the road to Wells, turned all the corners as well as if under the care of an experienced driver, galloped into Wells, passed along three different streets, each with a sharp turn, and finally stepped at the Star Ion, all right! To add to the singularity of the occurrence, the night was exceed- ingly dark and boisterous. The young woman was una- ble to speak at the end of her perilous journey, but soon recovered. We are glad to add, that neither the coachman nor gentleman sustained any injury. COUNTY RATES.—By a Parliamentary document just issued (obtained by Viscount Marshara) it appears that il. 10 years, ending in 1844, of the grants made by Parlia- ment in aid of tbe county rates, there was expended £ 1,024,231 5s. 7d.of which £890,596 6s. 5d. was ex- pended by counties, and £133,63J 19s. 2d. by boroughs and liberties. It was required that the return should distinguish the proportions for expenses of prosecutions and for the conveyance of convicts. It hence appears that in 1844 the expenses of criminal prosecutions in coun- ties amounted to £ 94,159 18s., and for the conveyance of convicts £6.983 14s. 1 Id. In boroughs and liberties the sum in the same period on criminal prosecutions was £ 15,854 Is. I'd.; and for the conveyance of convicts £1,671 7s. 8d. In the ten years specified (from 1835 to .1844) the largest sum expended out of the Parliamentary grants in aid of the county rates, was in 1842, when it was £ 134,560 18s. 6d. 10 1844 it amounted to £ 118,669 2s. Id. for the prosecution of criminals and the removal of convicts in England and Wale*. DRUGGING HORSES.—On Monday week, at the Brom- yard petty sessions, a waggoner in the employ of Mr. Edward Drew, of the Court, Tedstone Wa'er, was re- manded on a charge of having poisoned his master's horses. It is supposed he has been in the habit of drug- ging the horses to make them work well, and ultimately gave them too much, for three out of four valuable horses died on Sunday, and tbe fourth is not expected to recover. Two of the animals were worth from f25 to f30 each. PIT ROPES.—Mr. Richard Barney, rope-iuanufacturer, of this town, has just completed the largest pair of a at ropes ever made in this neighbourhood; they are 'l,3¡IO feet in length, and nearly five tons in weight. The fre- quent accidents and loss of life which have occurred from the breakage of iron pit ropes, are fast bringing the flat hempen ropes again into use, and our spirited townsman appears disposed, and is every way capable, to take ad- vantage of the change in public opinion, as the colliers observe the hempen ropes" gi ve notice before they breath but the iron 'tins don't. — Worcestershire Chronicle. MORB FORTS.—We hear that an officer has been dis- patched to make a survey of the Government reservation at the head of the St. Clair river, and to fix upon a suit- able site for a new fortification there, in the place of the old stockade, known as Fort Gratiot, and to make the necessary estimates. These estimates will be laid before Congress, with a strong recommendation of the engineer department in favour of the work. We trust that Con- gress will at once grant the means necessary to make this defence to our neglected frontier, especially if we are to have war for Oregon.—Det. Adv. MUNIFICENT BEQUESTS.—We understand that the exe- cutors of the late Miss Sargent, of Kempsey (W. H. Ricketts, Esq., and Mr. W. Powell), are about to pay the following munificent bequests of the lady, free of duty, to the undermentioned charities:—Worcester Infirmary, £1,000; Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, £ 1,000; Society for the Con version of the Jews, £.}()o; Church Building Society, £500; Worcester Dispensary, £500; Clergy Widows' and Orphans' Charity, j65()0; Refuge for the Destitute, £3UO Worcester Penitentiary, £ 300.—Worcester Journal THE LATB BISHOP OF JERUSALEM.—The will of the Right Rev. Michael Solomon Alexander, D.D., the first Bishop of the United Church of England and Ireland in Jerusalem, whose death we recently announced te have taken place in November last, has just been proved in London the personal effects in this country were sworn under £7,000. It appears to have been made just pre- vious to his Lordship's departure from this country for Egypt. He has left to his executors and trustees, the Rev. John Christian Reichardt, clerk, and C. II. Corbett, Esq., both residents of London, the whole of his property, real and personal, in trust for his wife, to receive the interest for her life while unmarried, and at her death, or second marriage, then to his children absolutely. A mammoth on, named "Distribution," is creating a great sensation in Cincinnati. This extraordinary animal is now about seven and a half years old, measures II) feet 7 inches in girth, and weighs about 4,0J0 pounds growth. He is of tine form and excellent proportions.—New York Herald. As a proof of the mildness of the season, Mr. Jeffes, at the Waggon Inn, in this town, gathered on Christmas- day laiJt, a dish of green peas, and has now a promise of succeeding crops from the show of pods and blossoms.— Bury Herald. OPINION OF THE AGITATOR BY THE PRESS OF HOLLAND. -Amsterdam, Dec. 29th.—The restless and mischievous perturbator of Ireland is anything but popular in this country, if the press may be considered to be here the organ of the public opinion respecting him. His recent heartless conduct in enforcing his annual impost, at a time when millions of his countrymen were threatened with all the horrors of a far-extending famine, "Bnd when aU the continental journals were teeming with accounts of the miseries of Irelaud, called forth iu several news- papers here the bitterest expressions of disgust aud abhorrence. The young wheat plants are looking very promising, and there has seldom been a better prospect at Christmas for the ensuing harvest than this year. There is an apple tree at Hartford, Connecticut, 20J years old, and a fig tree in Palestine 780 years old, an olive on the Mount near Jerusalem 850 years, and a live oak in Louisana 1,000 years olJ. -NelV York paper. QUEUEC SUFFERERS.— £ 61,887 have been received in aid of the sufferers by the great fire in Quebec» of which sum JE39,260 have been distributed, leaving a balance of £2ä,620 to be distributed this winter. The committee of to relief have received from the Rev. Antoine Gagnon, Cure at Sheiliac, seven boxes of clothing, of the most useful description, with £4. Os. 3d. in cash. — Mirimichi Gleaner- We read from Gotha, iu the Frankfurter Journal of the 20th:—" There is much talk here at this moment of a. vast financial operation concerning the trusteeship of the ducal house. The late Duke of Saxe Coburg Gotha left a large private fortune, consisting of capital placed in foreign funds, particularly in Belgium. His heirs are th<e reigning Duke and Prince Albert, husband of Queeo Victoria. Conformably to the desire expressed by th^ latter, aud immediately complied with by the Duke, thi# capital is to be withdrawn, and placed, out at mortg^g^ at home. According to the present quotations of the- public funds, this operation will cause a considerable loss- of capital." The states of the Duchy of Coburg were; dissolved suddenly on the 19th. This measure is said tD have been caus.-d by the complaints preferred by the states against the Ministry. PRESENTATION OF PLATE BY PAUPERS.—Lately, the inmates of the Honiton Union presented a silver tablf spoon to the master and matron, who have resigned having been appointed to the Wellington Union. It bore the following inscription:—"Presented by the in- mates of the Honiton Union workhouse to Mr. and Mrs- Passmore for their kind attention towards them during :l period of six years as master and matron of the Honiton Uuion workhouse.—Devonport Telegraph. The Upper Canada wheat is said to be very superb this fall, both in colour and quality and its intriMwifS value is not less than half a dollar better than last year- A lamentable accident happened on Saturday last near Zivelle, in Holland. Fifteen persons were crossing the river from Hallem in a small boat, when it upset in middle of the river, and every person, including the boatman perished. Most of these unfortunate haye left familiws in poverty. SHIPWRECK ON THE COAST Ot SUSSEX.—SEVEK LIVES LOST.—A Danish brigantine went ashore oit Sunday morning, at five o'clock, between the Tidemi'^ and the Buckle, in Seaford-Bay. The captain and six ot the crew, we are sorry to say, met with a watery grave- the only survivor was a seaman, who tl..es not under- stand English, who was found in the Cure hatchway. A> large dog was also found on board,. The vessel was out- ward bound, but having no cargo.. had taken iu ballast- She was copper bottomed. The sides of the vessel wei'^ stove in and tue masts wejre gone, but attempts will be! made iu a few days to to,w her off. ¡ Abberley Hall, Worcester, in the occupation of tL £ widow of James Moillett, Esq., formerly of Birmingham** was totally destroyed by fire on Christmas-day, which 1. supposed to have originated iq tbe store-room.