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iHaiUttag Intelligence.

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General HUtftctlUtijN The centenary of the birth of Pestalozzi was celebrated on the 12th instant throughout Protestant Switzerland. —Augsbury Gazette. A subscription has been commenced for Mrs. Fitzge- rald, the widow of the poor man who was assassinated by Quennell, at Newington: about E200 has been collected If rumours in quarters where the truth may be expected to be known are to be credited, Sir James Graham has determined to abandon his Medical Bills.- Times. A prize has been offered by the Royal Horticultural Society of Cornwall, for an essay on the culture of the potato, with especial reference to the disease which has of late so ravished the crops. Col. C. Wyndham retires from the representation of West Sussex at the close of the present session of Parliament; and a requisition is in course of signature, requesting Mr. R. Prime, of Walburton, Deputy Chairman of the West Sussex Sessions, to start as a candidate for the vacant seat.-Times. We hear it reported, on authority which we believe may be relied on, that Government intend in the course of the present session to propose the abolition of the Scottish University tests.- Witness. It is reported that the America, 50, Captain the Hon. John Gordon, has been sent with a broad pendant to command on the Oregon coast; and that the Grampus, 50, Captain Martin, will join her forthwith. It is the intention of one of the steam-boat companies to commence travelling between the Red House Pier, Battersea, and Chelsea, to London-bridge, for the sum of two-pence, and another company has reduced their fare to Greenwich to three-pence. We believe that an increase in the army to the extent of 6,000 men will be proposed to parliament. It is said that the Duke of Wellington was anxious to add 10,000 men to our military force, but that his Grace's opinion was overruled in the Cabinet. The Danish Government has lately sent one of its frigates into the Indian Seas to explore the Archipelago of Nichobar, and there found a settlement, which is to be colonized by Chinese. It being difficult to render Europeans able to bear the climate. A few days since the Magistrates of Manchester were occupied for two hours in determining the important case of alleged piracy of the pattern of a shirt collar. Their Worships decided, after hearing counsel and witnesses, that the two designs were dissimular, and that no piracy had been committed. Ibrahim Pacha, according to a letter from Vernet. in the Independant des Pyrendes, is daily improving in health. lie receives numerous visitors, all of whom speak highly of the amiability .of his character and many of his generosity. Oil Twelfth-day his Highness had the cake and drew for the bean, which lie,! gained, and having chosen a Queen, ordered champagne to be served round to the party. SAVINGS' BANKS.—We understand that there is now in course of signature by all depositors in savings' banks petitions to the House of Commons, under the authority of the managers, for a modification of such parts of the Amended Savings' Bank Act, 7th and 8th Victoria as refer to the amount of interest paid to depositors, with a view to increase in the rate of such interest. We have had extraordinary mild weather for the month of January. Wild flowers in full bloom may be seen growing in the hedge-rows, as if it was the month of April. The feathered songsters in the groves are war- bling forth their melodious strains. The young wheat plant looks exceedingly healthy.- IVestern Luminary. Baron Lombard, Peer of France, died at his estate of Symphorien, in the department of the Isere, in the 85th year of his age, on the 14th inst. M. Lombard was the last of the members of the state of Dauphine who took so active a part in the movement of 1789. He was a friend of Barnave and Mounier, to whose doctrines he remained faithful to the last hour. FREAK OF FORTUNE.—On Wednesday, one of those sudden reverses of fortune that occasionally occur, happened to a man named John Carturit, living in Mary- street, Hampstead-road. who received intelligence that by the death intestate of an uncle in Liverpool, he had become possessed of ES,000 personal property. Carturit, who is a hatter by trade, was in very reduced circum- stances, and when he received the pleasing intelligence was about applying for parochial relief. It was decided by the Court of Common Pleas on Thursday, that leaving a notice on Sunday of claim to be put on the parliamentary register in the^egal way, was good when the 20th of July fell upon a Sunday. ORTHOGRAPHY.—Subjoined is a curious specimeu of epistolary correspondence, addressed from a place near Chard, to a lady in Taunton Madam Jan. 4th, 184G. Reseving Anote from you this Morning Consetning Sarah B- I am hapy to say that She as Stated Afact to you as for Honesty I Can Give Her Agreat and Strong Cariter Towards and Afably in Temperoparsel to Children Every thing pleasing Willing to be Taught any thing plain towards Cooking not any way Gay by any Means Slow but Shure that I must Agree with in pre- ference to Flurting My Son being of Agay Turn Obliged her to Leave Me. Still am hapy to do her Good From Your Humble Servant Mr. Sidney Smith, one of the league employes, has written a letter to the Times, mentioning that an order was received on Saturday from the Home Office by the various Poor-law Unions throughout England and Wales for an account of the amount levied for the relief of the poor for the year just enJed distinguishing the amount paid from land from that derived from other kinds of property." Mr. Smith subjoins a statement, from which he anticipates the result of the inquiry. "In 1826, the poor-rate amounted to £ 6,966,157 of which Land contributed je4,795,482 Other property 2,170,G75 But in 1841, such had been the increase of the burden of the poor-rate on non-agricultural property, and its diminution on land, that of the amount levied th,t Mr. viz.. £ 0,351,828. Land contributed £ 3,316,593 and iitrib Other property 3,035,233 Rerliicins>' the peculiar agricultural burden to 281.358 As the poor-rate levied from land was diminished betwixt 1826 and 1841 by no less a sum thanjEt,478,889, and the ratio of increase in the assessment of other pro- perty has been steadily progressing ever since 1841, I have no doubt whatever that the return to the recent order from the Home Office will prove that this 'peculiar burden' is in the course of being converted into a pecu- liar exemption' of the landed interest irom its fair share of local taxation." THE MiuTiA.—The following are the qualifications^ holding commissions in the militia:—For colonel, a-year landed property, or to be heir apparent to £ 2,^ a-year. For lienteuaiit-colonel, £ 600 a-year landed perty, or to be heir apparent to £ 1,200 a-year. major, £ 400 a-year lauded property, or to be heir *PP*i rent to £ 800 a-year. For captaiu, £ 200 a-year lan<'e property, or to be heir apparent to £ 400 a-year. One h* of such property must be in the county to which »U<H regiment belongs. I

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