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central iftisccUntil?. MONEY MARKET.—THURSDAY EVENING.—Public se- curities have varied very little. Consols have been last sold for money at 9-tt, for the account at 93. Reduced Three per Cents. 95 j. The per Cents. New, 97~, and Exchequer Bills, 26 28 pin. Bank Stock has been sold at 203, and India Bonds are 32 p.n. There has been no decided feature in the market. doubts being entertained as to the precise effect which the measures proposed by Sir Robert Peel will ultimately have on prices. LATEST. -Consols for account 941 5. • In England and Wales the value of household ^furni- ture is £ 130,000,000, of wearing apparel £ 16,00),000, and of plate, jewels, &c., f 31,000,000. CONTRACT FOR BRITISH COAL BY THE FRENCH G04 VERNMENT. -On the 10th instant, the Minister of Marine in Paris closed his contract for 2,000,000 lbs. of English rock coal to be delivered at the ISLANDL^J^Martinique. M. 1 homas, jun., idow Durdesiaux, a^Liorsounour, of St. Malo, set in tenders at. the rate of -ts^Jd. the cw;s, andthcywerecontracters. The highest price asked was 5s. lOd. It is expec'ed that some very extensive contracts will be entered into, during the present year, by the Minister of Marines and Colonies, for British coat and a great competition is likely to take place between Messrs. Jackson of London, and the Newcastle eontracters, with those of Havre, Nantes and Bordeaux, who are all stri- ving to outdo the English, in the contract market, at the lowest prices possible. Accounts from Stockholm, of the 30th December, state that Sweden is suffering severely from the effects of scarcity of provisions. The greatest alarm lest a com- plete famine might ensue was felt iu many parts, parti- cularly in Upland. The Government had made Luge purchases of corn from Russia, and had likewise afforded pecuniary relief to the suffering peasantry. So urgent had been the distress, that the troops had been employed to break the ice, for the sake of facilitating the approach of corn-laden ships. The Chemins de Per says, it is well known that for a fleet to pass from the Mediterranean to the Straits of Dover, that is to say, from Toulon to the port of Cher-* bourg, the Straits of Gibraltar must be passed which arecomptetety commanded by England, by reason of her possession of Gibraltar. This necessity, which in case ot war would be extremely prejudicial to France, has induced M. Guillemon, of the engineers, to turn his at- tention to the subject. The carriage of a whole fleet overland" appears possible to this gentleman and he proposes to carry out his design in the following manner. A railway to be constructed across France, uniting tha two ports a submarine creek to be opened at each end the railway to he carried into this creek, which might be constructed as a canal, and a slight incline being given to the rails would bring up the ship to the run of the level of the rails. REMARKABLE FACT.—COMPETITION.—The situation of secretary to the Manchester Athenamm having become vacant, no fewer than 4l0 applicants sent in their cre- dentials !—Salary only £15G, But what is most curious in the matter, is the fact, and it is stated on the autho- rity of one of the directors, that out of 80 large a number there was uot a single application from a resident of Manchester.—Manchester Courier. W AR.—England spent 6o years in war, and 62 in peace, la*-6 ye;irs previous to the close of the last war in 1815. In the ^yar 0f we spent 36 millions ster- ling; in the war of the Spanish Succession, 62 millions; 111 the Spanish war, 54 millions; in the Seven Years War, 112 millions in the American war, 133 millions in the war of the French Revolution, 464 millions in the war against Buonaparte, 1159 millions; thus forming a total expenditure for war, in 127 years (from the Re- Vf on °n to ttle downfall of Napoleon in 1815), of 2023 millions of pounds sterling. M. de Pradt es- timates the loss of life sustained by the French forces in the six campaigns of the Peninsular war at six hundred thousand men. The loss sustained by the Spaniards and their allies was probably as great. Daring the war, many districts of the Peninsular were from time to time laid waste by the contending armies, and the inhabitants were victims to all the calamities and horrors thus pro- duced. The total destruction of human beings in this last war must have amounted to one million two hundred thousand. Poor RACE ion FORTY POUNDS.—Last week, the run- ing match between Jeukinson, better known as the London Stag," and Handley, of Nottingham, was decided near the Swan Inn, at Mitcham. They were matched to run three hundred yards of road. In betting, the men were backed at evens, respectively. Notwith- standing the uupropitious state of the weather many hundreds were attracted to the race. After several ineffectual stuarts, the men got away, and after a desperate struggle, Haudley succeeded the winning flag first by several yards, and carried off the honours. The 300 yards of road were covered by the winner in 42t seconds. GREAT FOOT RACK.—The foot race for £50 aside between Butler and East, two well-known pedestrians, came off on Monday at Hayes. In consequence of the presumed superiority of Butler, his backers gave East live minutes' start, in a distance of twenty miles, but not- withstanding these great odds, Butler wa3 the favourite in sporting cribs. Both men had been in active training for the last month, and considerable sums were bet at 5 to 4 on Butler; but, in consequence of a report which had gained circulation on Saturday night, that he had been taken ill, a change took place, and East enjoyed the favouritism at about the odds above quoted. The men appeared at the twelfth milestone on the U xbridge road, to walk to the thirteenth and back, at a little before two o'clock. Preliminaries having been arranged, East went away with his five minutes' start, at a smart, rattling speed, and was followed after the stipulated interval by Butler, at an equal, if not superior pace, and he gained twenty seconds in the first mile. In the second and third miles, however, he lost ground, but then, with slight variations, began to mend again and at the end of the tenth mile he had reduced the five minutes' start to four. East continued to pursue his course in capital style, and so obvious was it to men acquainted with such matters that Butler could not win, that 4 to 1 was freely ottered on East odds which increased in many instances to 6 and 7 to 1. In each succeeding mile East improved his advantage, and at the end of the eighteenth mile Butler resigned, his opponent being at the time nearly a mile a-head of him. East walked the remainder of the distance in order to claim, and completed the twenty miles in three hours fourteen minutes and ten seconds. Butler, it was stated, was attacked with cramp in the stomach two or three times during the race. TIIE IRON TRADE.—All branches of the iron manu- factures of South Staffordshire continue in undiminished activity, and it is expected that a further impetus will be given to the trade before the expiration of the present quarter. During the past week contracts for 120,0(10 tons of iron rails for the Great Western Company have been taken, a large proportion of which has been con- tracted for in our own district. This immense order- which, it must be borne in mind, is only a small portion of those that may be looked for from the railways which are all but certain to pass in the present session is re- quired for the Great Western main trunk and its numer- ous branches, including the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton line, the operations of which have already commenced at various points. Of these 120,000 tons, 45,000 are taken by tha Colebrook Dale Company 40,000 by the Plymouth Works, Glamorganshire 20,000 by Messrs. Malins and Rawlinson, of West Bromwich and 15,000 tons by the Chi'.lington Iron Company. We understand that these contracts have been regulated subject to the fluctuations of trade, but at the present prices they will realise more than £ 13 per ton. Taking, therefore, into account thp large supplies which will be required to meet the demand for British rail- ways, and the orders which may be looked for from the Continent, to complete the great lines under con- tract, we may, without indulging in any very sanguine speculations, safely conclude the present price of iron will, under any circumstances, lie fully maintained. There is not now, we are informed, a single ironworks of any description in South Staffordshire which is not in, constant operation, or if not fully employe 1, the circum- stance is attributable to the want of the ra v materials of manufacture, coal, and iron stone.—Hirmi tr/ltam Journal In the debate in the House of Commons on Fiiday night, Mr. Colquhoun having referred to Sir Robert Peel's professions "of a strong attachment, to the Church a strong regard for education, as connected with the Church, a strong regard for an aristocracy which he had not then found proud, and a very strong and deep attach- ment to the Crown, the maintenance of which he had not then found incompatible with a reformed House of Com- mons," Sil- Robert in his address to the house gave an explanation "I spoke of an ancient monarchy, a proud aristocracy, and a reformed House of Commons. Well, perhaps that was an inadvertent expression, and I wish I had the power, in matters of this importance, to weigh carefully every word which 1 might use. But I do assure the hon. gentleman, on my honour, that when I used the words proud aristocracy,' I meant to refer merely to those qualifications which entitle a great body to feel a just pride. It is not the pride of birth or the arrogance of manner to whic.i I wished to refer, but the superbiam quaeutam meritis. It was the pride founded on great services, on the exhibition of great talents, and on the exercise ot high functions, that I had in view and the last tiling which entered into my mind, was to use any expression at which the most sensitive person could pos- sibly take offence. I regret, however, that 1 did use the words; but I again declare, on my honour, that I never meant, by employing them, to convey the slightest insult." BRISTOL SUGAR MARKET, Jan. 28, 1846.- The trans- actions in Sugars have been so very trifling as scarcely to call for any remark or quotation, and there is little probability of any business of importance occurring until the great commercial policy of this country is settled. The few sales made have fully supported former prices.