WHO SLUMBERS BEST? On who are the sleepers who slumber best, In their couch of sweet and unbroken rest, When the weary toils of the day are o'er, And the sunbeam dies on the western shore ? It is not the warrior, fresh from fight, Who ever can hope for visions light; For thoughts of the fallen slain will rise, And banish repose from his aching eyes, And it is not the laughing girl we see, Whose heart is glad, in its joyous glee, With her fairy step, and her wandering eyes, Like the cloudless blue of Italian skies For love is at best but a broken reed, That will serve her not, in the hour of need f And pangs may come o'er her midnight dream, That pass not away with the morning beam. Nor is it the bard with his lofty mind, That soareth away like the stormy wind; For his is the fre that burns to blight His bliss by day, and his sleep by night. Oh, no 'tis the dead who slumber best, For they have no cares to break their rest, And the ills of time can never pall The dreamless couch that is free to all
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. HOUSE OF LORDS. FRIDAY, AUG. 5.—The Church Building Act went through a committee. Report on Monday. The Payment of Wages in Goods Repeal Bill, and the Pay- ment of Wages in Money Bill, went through a committee. The Prohibition of the Growth of Tobacco in Ireland Bill, went through a committee. The Marquis of Lansdown presented a petition from Manches- ter, complaining of the hours children were employed in manu- factories, and praying that they might be limited. The noble marquis presented a petition from the magistrates, clergy, and gentry of Stockport, complaining of the severity of the criminal code, and that it may be amended. The Earl of Aberdeen directed the attention of their lordships to the events which had lately taken place at Terceira, an island in the Azores, where, in April last, an embargo was laid on all British vessels in Terceira, and forcible possession taken of the Protector, of London four or five other British vessels, seeing the fate that awaited them, entered into terms on the 17th of April. They were armed, sailed, and took possession of Fayal, and other islands of the Azores they not only captured those defenceless islands, but took possession of several merchantmen. If this was not piracy, he was not aware of what was. In ad- verting to the government of Don Pedro, he said no person on the face of the globe ever showed such an aversion to British interests as the Emperor of Brazil, who on every occasion inflicted injury on British subjects, and all attempts to obtain redress were slighted. The noble earl then adverted to the French expedition to Portugal, which he considered had reflected disgrace upon this country. If such an event had taken place in the time of Charles X., the former administration would have been assailed with every term of reproach. He was astonished that the noble earl did not feel disposed to produce such papers as would put their lordships in full possession of the whole of this case. The noble earl concluded by moving for copies of the dispatches from the British Consul at the Azores, and the representation of the British merchants, and other documents connected with the council at Terceira. Earl Grey said, a more unfair proceeding never had been adopted. The noble earl on a former occasion said that he would abandon his motion respecting the affairs of Portugal, but that he would bring forward another question. The whole of the noble earl's speech was founded upon the state of Portugal, and the same motives that prevented him from producing papers on a former night, would influence him in resisting this motion.- At the proper time the necessary papers would be produced, and their lordships would then be satisfied that the honour of the country was preserved. He considered that France had a right to claim reparation for the injury inflicted upon her honour by Portugal. He denied that Don Pedro had done any thing to compromise the neutrality of this country. The Duke of Wellington defended the conduct of Lord Aber- deen on this occasion. He said it would have been impossible for his noble friend to have made out his case, which he had so completely done, without entering into a history of Portugal and concluded by observing, that upon a review of the whole subject, he must say, that he thought his noble friend had acted with candour and fairness in bringing forward his motion. It was the duty of his Majesty's ministers to take care and prevent Portugal falling into the hands of parties over whom they had no controul, and whom they could not prevent from sowing revolu- tionary measures, which would prove so baneful to its own inter. ests, and to the interests of this country. Lord Holland commented on the grounds that influenced the noble earl in bringing forward his motion. He defended the conduct of Don Pedro, and asked.what Don Pedro had to do with the council of Terceira. After a few words from Lord Ellenborough, the question was negatived without a division.—Adjourned. MONDAY, AUG. 8.-Several private bills were brought up. Lord Wynford postponed bringing up the report of the Lay Tithes Composition bill until the Tithe Commutation bill had been dis- posed of.—The Coal Duties bill was read a second time. The Lord Chancellor, in moving that the Bankruptcy Court bill be committed, said that, in the absence of the noble and learned Lord (Tenterden) he would merely propose that the bill should receive two or three verbal amendments; and he also submitted that the debate could be taken on the re-commitment, or the third reading. After a short debate, the bill was committed, and ordered to be re-committed on Friday next.-Adjourned at half-past five.
MINING.—Sold July 28, at Redruth. Copper Ore 2960 tons. Amount of Money £ 17,270 18 6 Average Price 516 6 Average Standard 100 6 0 Average Produce per cent. 8J Quantity of Fine Copper 253 tons 6 cwts.
PORT OF CARDIFF. SHIP NEWS, FOR THE WEEK ENDING AUG. 2, 1831. &mbals. WITH SUNDHIEs.-Bute, Walters; Friends, Rudge; Castle, Phillips; Brothers, Rosser; William and Maria, Owens; and Brothers, Luff, from Bristol.-Cardiff Packet, Harvey, from Lon- don.-William, Clampitt; Mars, Jones; Elizabeth, Tamplin; Gleaner, Morgans and John and Mary, Davies, from Newport. -Eivion, Williams, from Gloucester.—Brothers, Allpass, from L%dney. WITH CATTLE AND SHEEP.—Resolution, Fisher, from Water- ford. WITH FLOUR.—William, Beer, from Waterford. WITH CULM.-Sophia, Thomas, from Neath. :catlett. VVITH SNNDRIEsr-Merthyr Packet, Head Amity, Rogers and Brothers, Rosser, for Bristol.— William, Clampitt, for New- port.—Gleaner, Morgan, for Chepstow.. WITH IRON.—Fanny, Bremer, for Kiel.-Tlber, Candler, for Constantinople.—Peter lan, Poell, for Antwerp.—Providence, Renant, for Dunkirk.—Alfred, Grills, for Hamburgh and Altona., —Tagus, Bone; and Stranger, Day, for London.—Gleaner, Gardner, for Whitehaven.— Mite, Little; and Nelly, Llewellyn, for Liverpool.—Uemy Hastings, Wheeler, for Strangford.—Alex- anders, Hooper, for Belfast.—Pelican, Boylan, for Droghcda.- Resolution, Davies, for Live)pool. WITH COALS*—Liverpool; Wilson and Ugie, Anderson, for London.-Marys, Galsworthy; Dasher, Rosser; St. Ives, Jen- nings Liberty, Andrews; and Auspicious, Lovering, for St. lves.-Peggy, Laikin; Cameleon, Wilson 1 hree Sisters, \eal; Resolution, Fisher; and William, Beer, for Waterford. 1 wo Friends, Burke; Autumn, Raven; John and Sally, Davies; Hinton, Samuel; and Blessing, Mullawney, for Cork. John, Tonquin, for Falmouth.—Suspence, M'1 airan, for Belfas,t.- Colombia, Dwan, for Dungarvon.—hriri, Connor, for Wexford. —Galley Legge John, Thomas and Suiprise, Parker, for Bristol.—-Venus Gulliford William and Susan, Bryant, for Brid"ewater.—Swansea Packet, Steel, for Aherthau-.—Hit or Miss, James, for M.itiehead. Independent, Oakley, foi' Chepsiow. ——— MONMOUTH: Printed and Published by the sole Proprietor, REGINALD JAMES BLEWITT, at the Office, in Monnow-street. London Agents:—Messrs. Newton and Co., Warwick-square; Mr. R. Barker, Fleet-street; and Mr. G. Reynell, Chancery- lane, where, as well as at the Colonial Coffee House, Skinner- street, this Paper is regularly filed.
HOUSE OF COMMONS. FRIDAY, AUG. 5.—Several petitions were presented in favour of the Kildare-street Society by Mr. Lefroy, Lord Cole, and Mr. J. Wynn. Colonel Percival presented two petitions from the county of Armagh, against the grant to Maynooth College, which, after a long discussion of no general interest, was ordered to be laid on the table. Mr. O'Connell presented a petition praying that the Sub-letting Act might be repealed. Mr. Shell said it was absolutely necessary that the affairs of Ireland should be attended to, and this measure, whieh had proved a failure, must be revoked. 'I he petition was ordered to be printed. REFORM BILL. The Chancellor of the Exchequer having moved the order of the day for going into committee on the reform bill, Lord J. Stewart said he had a petition in his possession, which he had not yet had an opportunity of presenting, from the town and port of Cardiff, praying that they might retain their right of sending a member to parliament, and not be merged in the large population of Merthyr Tidvil, which in itself was entitled to a representative. The noble lord said he had given his full sup- port to his Majesty's ministers in all other parts of the bill, but that they were treating his constituents of Cardiff with the greatest injustice. Mr. Alderman Thompson said he had also a petition from Mer- thyr Tydvil, praying to have the right of sending their own re- presentative. He fully agreed with the petitioners. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said that the questions would properly be considered when they came to schedule F. If mi- nisters had done that injustice to his noble friend's constituents with which he charged them, they had certainly not done it in- advertently), having given the subject full consideration. Col. Wood said that when they came to schedule F he should move that Merthyr be taken out from the other boroughs, and given a representative of its own. Mr. Knight said that the population of Merthyr would over- whelm all the other places included in the constituency and that as they had different interests and feelings the latter would certainly not be represented at all. He thought that the exten- sive manufacturing and mining interests of the county of Gla- morgan deserved a larger representation than four members could give them. He should support any proposition for removing these objections to the bill. Sir R. Vivian gave notice that he should to-morrow bring before the house the important subject of Holland and Belgium. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said they had certainly been surprised upon receiving information from Sir C. Bagot that the armistice was broken. They were surprised, because on the same morning a minister had been sent by the King of Holland to this country, and although he had had an interview with his noble friend at the head of the foreign department, he had men- tioned nothing imglying that the armistice was intended to be broken. It was not until late in the evening, after a question had been put to his noble friend upon the subject, that they received information, through the dispatches of Sir C. Bagot, that the armistice was broken. The house then went into a committee on the reform bill, when it was resolved the following places should be inserted in schedule D, and each return one member, viz :—Brighthelmstone, Bolton- le-Moors, including the townships of Great and Little Bolton, Blackbourn, Bradford, Cheltenham, including the town and parish, Dudley, and Frome. On Gateshead being put, the house divided, when the numbers were— For the motion 264 Againstit. 160 Majority 104 Huddersheld, and Kidderminster, were next agreed to be plated in schedule D. Kendal after a few words from Mr. Croker, was postponed till Saturday. Macclesfield, Oldham, R,ochdale, Salford, South Shields, Stockport, Stoke-upon-Trent, Teign- mouth, Wakefield, Warrington, and Whitby, were ordered to stand in schedule D when the Chairman reported progress, and asked leave to sit again to-morrow, which was agreed to. The other orders of the day having been disposed of, the house adj. SATURDAY, AUG. 6.-AFFAIRS OF BELGIUM AND HOL- LAND.-Soon after twelve o'clock, the House of Commons re- assem tiled* In consequence of Sir R. Vivian's notice of his intention to move for papers respecting Belgium, there was a very full attendance of members on both sides of the house. The Speaker having taken the chair, the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer adverted to Sir R. Vivian's notice, and expressed a hope that it might be postponed, as it would be quite impossible, con- sistently with safety to the public service, to comply with it. Sir R. Vivian replied, that he wished not to embarrass his Majesty's ministers; but, in consequence of the news that had arrived from France, and fearing that the English government contemplated the adoption of some similar course, he could not consent to postponement. The Marquis of Chandus inquired whether the government had received intelligence of the march of the French army for Bel- gium and if so, whether that movement had the sanction of the English ministers. Lord Palmerston replied, that government had that morning received such intelligence from Lord Granville, our minister in Paris, to whom, in common with like intimations to the ambas- sadors of the other great powers, the French government had formally announced its intention to march troops into Belgium, to secure the independence and neutrality of that country. The Marquis of Chandos said he wished also to know whether Leopold had made application for aid to England similar to that made to France 1 Lord Palmerston replied, that all he could say was that King Leopold had notified to all the contracting parties the step adopted by Holland and, therefore, to England, as well as to the other powers. Sir R. Vivian again assured the noble lord that he had no in- tention to do any thing that was calculated to embarrass his Ma- jesty's government, but he begged to ask the noble lord whether it was the intention of his Majesty's government to send the fleet now in the Channel to the coast of Holland 1 The whole ques- tion appeared to him to be now brought to an issue. Lord Palmerston said, his Majesty's government would be, of course, responsible for whatever measures they might take but the time to put government on their defence was, after those mea- sures were taken, and not before. (Hear.) He should, there- fore, decline to answer the question to which he had alluded; and he felt convinced that the house would be of opinion that he was pursuing a proper course in so doing. (Hear, hear.) Sir R. Vivian gave notice he should submit his contemplated motion on Tuesday. REFORM BILL. The first question put was, that Kendal, including the town of Kendal and the township of Kirkland, stand part of schedule D, which was agreed to as was also the question that Whitehaven, including the town of Whitehaven, town and parish of Working- ton, and parish of Harrington, Cumberland, stand part of sche- dule D. Mr. D. Gilbert, after a few words, moved, pursuant to notice, that Penzance, with three adjacent places, be added to schedule D, and be entitled to return one member to parliament. The motion was withdrawn as was the motion of Mr. Rigby Wason, that Toxteth-park and Harrington be included in schedule D, so as to return one representative. After a few words from Mr. Croker, Mr. Estcourt, and several other members, the motion was put from the chair, that clause 3 B, as amended, do stand part of the bill, and was carried without a division. The Chairman next put the question that the blank in clause 4 be filled up by the word two," which, after an ineffectual opposition from Mr. Baring Wall and Mr. Ure, was carried in the affirmative. The Chairman then reported progress, and obtained leave to sit again on Tuesday next. Adjourned at half-past six o'clock. MONDAY, AUGUST 8.—DUBLIN ELECTION.—Mr. R. Gordon brought up the report of the select committee appointed to in- quire into the merits of a petition, complaining of an undue election and return for the city of Dublin. It stated that the Right Hon. Robert Harty, Lord Mayor of the city of Dublin, and Lewis Perrin, Esq., were not duly returned, and that they were guilty of bribery by their counsel or agents. It also stated that certain persons holding high official situations in Ireland had used undue influence in favour of the sitting members, and consequently, that the election was null and void. The report was laid on the table, and the evidence adduced before the committee was ordered to be printed. Mr. H. Gordon then moved that Mr. Speaker should direct a new writ to be issued for the return of two members for the city of Dublin. Mr. C. Pel-ham, said that this case required the most minute investigation. He should therefore move, as an amendment, that the writ be suspended, and the debate adjourned to this day week. After some discussion a division took place, and there ap- peared For the motion 76 For the amendment 51 Blajority —25 The writ of course will issue. « POLAND. Mr. Hunt presented a petition from the Westminster Union. The petitioners stated, that having witnessed with pain that the Emperor of Russia had for some time past been waging an unjust and iniquitous war against Poland, they sent a memorial to Lord Palmerston, requesting the interposition of government for the protection of that country; complained that the noble lord had treated their memorial with the utmost contempt; and concluded by praying the house to dismiss Lord Palmerston from his coun- cils. (Laughter.) Lord Palmerston begged to assure the members of the West- minster Union, that it was not from any feeling of disrespect towards them that he had declined to inform them of the inten- tions of government with respect to the war between Russia and Poland. Mr. Hume did not desire the noble Lord (Palmerston) to give any answer which was inconsistent with his duty but he wished to know whether any thing was to be done for unhappy Poland. The petition was then laid on the table; and on the motion that it be printed, Mr. Hume said, that he concluded from the silence of the government that they intended to do nothing for the Poles, but allow them to remain at the mercy of Russia. He would second the motion for the printing of the petition, because the noble Lord had refused to give him any answer to the ques- tion which he had put. Lord Palmerston assured the hon. member that his silence did not arise from any disrespect to him. He could not consistently with his duty make the hon. member those explanations which he desired, but this at least he would undertake to say, that whatever obligations existing treaties imposed would at all times receive the attention of government. Mr. Hunt withdrew the motion. GAME CERTIFICATES. The house then resolved itself into committee. The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved a resolution to the effect that it was the opinion of the committee that an annual sum of £ 2 should be paid for certificates by persons licensed to deal in game. Col. Sibthorpe thought the sum far too low for a certificate. Mr. Hunt suggested that persons who used a double-barrel gun should pay ±4 for a licence, and persons using a single-barrel gun ,£2. (A laugh.) He himself always used a double-barrel gun. The house then resumed. Upon the motion of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the house went into a committee on the Game bill. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said, that as it was late in the season, and as he wished to try the experiment of the bill as early as possible, he should propose that the act should come into operation twenty days after it had passed. A conversation upon this subject ensued between the Chancel- lor of the Exchequer, the Marquis of Chandos, Mr. Protheroe, Mr. Goulburn, and other members. The amendment was agreed to. Upon the clause inflicting penalties for the offence of laying down wires on Sunday and Christmas-day, and for the offence of laying down poison for game in inclosed or exposed places, &c., in the King's highway, it was at length agreed to, that the fine of £ 5 should be inflicted for the first offence, and imprison- ment for certain terms for the second or third. The clause giving tenants the power of appointing gamekeepers was agreed to be struck out of the bill. Several other clauses were agreed to, and leave was obtained to sit again on Wednesday. The Duchess of Kent's Annuity Bill was read a second time, and ordered to be committed to morrow. The Chancellor of the Exchequer postponed the second read- ing of the Wine Duties Bill to Monday. The Vestries Bill was read a second time, and ordered to be committed on Monday next. Mr. Wyse moved for leave to bring in a bill to establish a national system of education in Ireland.—Leave was given to bring in the bill. The other orders were then disposed of, and the house ad- journed at 20 minutes to three o'clock.
RIOTOUS CONVICTS.—On the arrival of the Eclipse coach in this town from Manchester on Tuesday evening se'nnight, a shameful and alarming scene was enacted in the public streets. The coach had for its outside passengers nine convicts, all in a state of boisterous intoxication, on their way from the Salford New Bailey prison to London. When leaving the Swan Hotel they made a simultaneous and most desperate effort to rid them- selves of their fetters, and one so far succeeded as to stand up- right upon the roof of the coach. When the coach drove off the convicts set up a shout of anticipated triumph, and used towards their keepers the most dreadful and vengeful threats. A lady and gentleman, inside passengers, appeared much alarmed at I proceeding with the coach.
CENSUS OF 1831. Statement of the Population in the neighbourhood of Bristol, fyc. (Principally in the county of Somerset.) Males Females Total Total 1821 [nero Out Parish St. James and ( 1?83 2712 4495 3605 890 St. Paul. > St. Philip and Jacob 7509 8268 15777 11824 3953 Bedminster 6239 6891 13150 7979 5151 Backwell 506 532 1038 863 175 Chelvey 34 36 70 62 8 Long-Ashton 653 770 1423 1168 255 Winford. 472 393 863 849 16 Abbot's Leigh 177 183 360 317 43 Flax Bourton 108 111 219 192 27 Clevedon. 504 643 1147 581 566 Nailsea 1086 1028 2114 1678 436 Portbury 317 304 621 594 27 Portishead 384 416 800 506 294 St. George .1085 1170 2255 2109 146 Tickenham 223 204 427 405 22 Walton-in-Gordana 155 142 297 161 136 Weston-in-Gordana 68 56 124 111 13 Wraxall 413 389 802 769 33 Keynsham 1070 1072 2142 1761 381 Brislington 605 689 1294 1216 78 Publow 410 429 839 836 3 Pensford 203 152 355 319 36 Farmborough 467 457 924 752 172 Stanton-Drew. 372 359 731 622 109 Whitchurch. 197 226 423 403 20 Marksbury 186 185 371 354 17 Compton-Dando 189 193 382 344 38 Saltford 192 188 380 327 53 Chelwood. 115 131 246 222 24 Stanton Prior 79 80 159 158 1 Queen-Charlton 77 91 168 147 21 Burnett 45 37 82 75 7 Lympsham 248 273 521 496 25 Wrington 741 799 1540 1349 191 Banwell. 802 821 1623 1430 193 Blagdon 550 559 1109 1068 41 Bleadon 309 290 599 518 81 Cheddar 1009 971 1980 1797 183 Churchill 489 496 985 842 143 Congresbury 685 642 1327 1202 125 East-Harptree 323 372 695 627 68 Hutton 197 184 381 325 56 Kenn 157 117 274 276 — Locking. 105 107 212 198 14 Uphill. 145 161 306 270 36 Weston-Super-Mare. 574 736 1310 738 572 Brean. 67 67 134 86 48 Burnham 507 606 lll3 920 193 Wick-St.-Lawrence 141 140 281 267 14 Winscombe 804 722 1526 1428 98 Worle 396 374 770 673 97 Yatton 939 926 1865 1516 349 Wedmore 1774 1783 3557 3079 478 Shepton-Mallett 2472 2858 5330 5021 309 Midsomer-Norton 1540 1402 2942 2326 616 A SCOTCH ARREST.—Two officers went out to Elderslie last week, and apprehended a man for a debt of f 6. 10s.— On reaching Paisley, to shew there was no bad feeling in the case, they went into a tavern to have a comfortable glass together. But glass followed glass in such merry and rapid succession, that the vigilance of the officers gave way, the debt and warrant sunk into oblivion. Two strangers, taking a dram at the same table, saw how matters stood, and, to deliver the poor debtor from his trouble, lighted their pipes with the warrant. What could the officers do without a warrant? A convenient little disturbance insured the whole party a conveyance to the police-office. The true state of the case was soon discovered by the searching queries of the Fiscal; when the officer who had the charge of the warrant, and the two strangers who lighted their pipes with it, were held bound for the debt.-Scotch Paper. ATTACK OF A BULL UPON TWO HORSES.—A bull and two young heifers having been put into a close at Syston, on Wed- nesday, belonging to Mr. M Moore, where two valuable horses were grazing, one of the latter ran at him in a playful manner, when the bull immediately commenced a furious attack upon both horses, and so much gored them, as to render the recovery of one, if not both, very doubtful. With such rapidity did the bull follow up its attacks, that they do not appear to have had an opportunity of getting out of its way. The bull had hitherto been considered very quiet and docile. The two horses were rearing for the chace, well bred, and were worth from two to three hundred pounds.-Leicester Chronicle. GOOD LUCK.—A hackney coachman in M, oorfields was called from his stand one day last week to take possession of an estate of £150 a year, to which he succeeded by the death of a relation at Edmonton. The poor fellow and his family were in the ut- most distress, having been threatened by their landlord, only a few hours before the glad tidings arrived, to be turned out of their lodgings, in consequence of their inability to pay off some old arrears of rent. MANCHESTER AND LÓNDON RAILWAY.—The Macclesfield public were agreeably surprised on Monday se'nnight by the opening of a new railway from Manchester, through this town, to Birmingham and London, without the expensive and tedious preliminary to its formation of an act of parliament.—Manchester Herald. A deplorable occurrence took place at Perpignan a few days ago. The wife of a corporal had criminal relations with a mu- sician of the regiment. Her husband, on being apprised of it, watched her conduct, and hearing that she had entered the room of her paramour, immediately proceeded thither with a sabre and a pair of pistols. Finding them together, he plunged his sabre into the musician's body. The woman made her escape. The corporal then blew out his own brains. The musician is still living, and hopes are entertained of his recovery.-French Paper.
iWtsffllans. THE NAVAL MONUMENT.—Mr. Flaxman, the sculptor, has addressed a letter to the committee for raising a Naval Monu- ment to commemorate the triumphs of that important portion of the public service during the wars of the revolution. He de- clares himself in favour of the colossal statue. A statue, lie says, might be raised, like the Minerva in the Athenian citadel, whose aspect and size should represent the genius of the empire its magnitude should equal the Colossus of Rhodes its character, Britannia triumphant, mounted on a suitable pedestal and base- ment the pedestal might be decorated with the heroes and trophies of the country, and the history of its prowess inscribed upon the basement; the whole work raised to the height re- quired, 230 feet, and present the noblest monument of national glory in the world-a colossal statue built by the same kind of labour and with the same durability as a column, with its pro- per accompaniments and decorations, and perhaps in the end not more expensive. Mr. Flaxman proposes to raise the sum re- quired, about £ 50,000, by subscriptions from 200,000 persons at 5s each and for this sum, if the government could be pre- vailed on to give the transport of the marble with which the country abounds for the assistance of the work, a monument might be raised worthy of the age and country. He thinks the summit of Greenwich-hill the best situation, as it may be re- membered that the port of the metropolis is the great port of the whole kingdom—that the Kent-ioad is the ingress to London from Europe, Asia, and Africa-and that as Greenwich-hill is the place from whence the longitude is taken, the monument would, like the first mile-stone in the city of Rome, be the point from which the world would be measured. NEW KIND OF PEA.-In Belfast Botanic Garden we have to notice a thing hitherto unknown in this country-it is a sowing of peas, the produce of a crop that has been reaped and was sown in March. They look well, and will be in bloom in a day or two and, should the autumn prove favourable, seed will be ob- tained from them in time for the November sowing. This pea was discovered by the Curator of the Garden, and is known by the name of Bishop's Early Dwarf its earliness is not its only good quality its productiveness and fitness for table equally recommend it—Northern Whig. THE EPITHET MISS.—In the seventeenth century, Miss ap- plied to females was considered a term of reproach. Miss Cross, who is particularly noticed in Hayne's epilogue to Farquhar's Love and a Bottle, about 1702, was the first actress announced as Miss.—Gait's Lives of the Players. GARRICK. AND THE HousE OF Co, Garrick's health (1774) had continued sufficiently good to enable him to enjoy the society of his friends at Hampton in the fine weather, and in the Adelphi during the winter. He occasionally visited the House of Commons; and one night, during a strong debate, the standing order was enforced to clear the gallery. Mr. Garrick kept his place by acclamations of the wnole house and the member for Shropshire, who moved it, underwent the castigation of Burke, who there called Mr. Garrick the great master of elo- cution, by whose lessons they had all profited. Garrick avenged himself of the tasteless member, by some verses which reminded him of that unlucky animal whose bray every hearer of delicacy and refinement instinctively flies.—Garrick Papers. QUEEN ANNE'S BOUNTY.*— From a return of the Treasurer's accounts of Queen Anne's Bounty, there appears to have been a defalcation on the part of the late Treasurer, John Paterson, of £ 11,544. 8s lid. The Archbishops and Bishops, who are the acting Governors, have come to a. resolution to contribute the annual sum of £1100, until the deficiency shall have been made up, and have taken the necessary steps to prevent any similar occurrence. STOP THE RUNAWAY !—From Savannah, a negro fellow, with bow legs, cucumber shins, perfectly black, except the whltes, of his eyes, which are red he may be known by his teeth, which are all lost, and by his clothes, being stark naked, &c. New York Standard. THE SHop.-A t a late dinner at the Mansion-house three foreign consuls were present, to whom the Lord Mayor wished to do honour by drinking their healths. He accordingly directed the toast-proclaimer to announce the healths of the three pre- sent consuls." He, however mistaking the words, gave out the following:-—•" The Lord Mayor drinks the Three per Cent. Consols LACONICS.-Elliston and Rodwell once had a dispute; the former wrote a note to this effect to his opponent—" I have heard of a puddle in a storm, and a puppy in a passion, but I laugh at one, and I despise the other." RA ILROADS SUPERSEDED.! CANALS ABOLISHED! AND HORSES RENDERED USELESS !-The following is an extract of a letter, dated July 9, from a gentlemen in Ireland to a friend in Mac- clesfield I have fortunately hit upon an invention for pro- pelling carriages, so simple in its structure, yet so vast in its power, that it must supersede the use of locomotive engines, and of horses too, in a great measure. Capable of having its power increased to an unlimited extent adapted for propelling vessels on rivers and canals, as well as carriages on common roads, how- ever hilly the expense of construction small without liability of the machine getting out of order, and the working of it incon- siderable it will very materially reduce the price of travelling and carriage, and cannot fail of coming into general use. I have already made such experiments as convince me of its powers and I intend to make application for a patent as soon as pos- sible." OLD TEA LEAVES AND REGENT'S PUNCH.—After every thing that hot water can extract from tea leaves has been extracted, they will still yield, when subjected to the searching power of any strong spirit, nearly as strong an infusion as ever. W hoever, therefore, is ambitious of rivalling, at a cheap rate, his late Ma- jesty (of comfort-loving memory), in the flavour of his punch, he has only to save the waste contents of the morning tea-pot, for the improvement of the evening bowl. Napoleon was often heard to say that in every instance in which he had been able to trace the history of a distinguished man, he had found him greatly indebted for whatever made him remarkable to his mother and Mr. Moore, after quoting the Em- peror's dictum, appears to intimate his own suspicion that in poe- tical biography Lord Byron affords almost a solitary exception to this rule. 1\1r. Moore's own mother, who still survives to delight in the result of the early instructions she gave her son, and which he proudly acknowledges, is a proof of the correctness of the Emperor's observations. A dentist at Philadelphia has invented an instrument for ex- tracting teeth by elevating them from the sockets without press- ing the gums, or resting on any other tooth, thereby preventing a great deal of pain, and obviating injury to the other teeth. A D.EFINITION.-During the trial of a cause at the present Yorkshire assizes, the following colloquy took place between Mr. Pollock and a witness :—Q. What is Mr.——?—A. A solicitor. Q. What, is he an attorney!—A. No, a solicitor. Q. A so- licitor, is he ?-A. Yes, a solicitor for orders. Mr. P. Oh he is an agent or traveller ?-A. Yes, he is. Compositions for assessed taxes are extended for a further term of one year, ending the 5th of April, 1834, except in cases where parties shall give notice, which must be delivered on or before the 10th of October next, to determine the same on the 5th of April, 1832. THE LAST FEAT.—The Indian juggler, who astonished Lon- don a year or two ago by his daring feat of passing a drawn sword down his stomach, has fallen a sacrifice to his presumption, at an exhibition on the continent; the sword taking a wrong direction, wounded the venticle of the stomach, and he died almost instantaneously, in violent convulsions. SHERIDAN .-On reading Fielding's Voyage to Lisbon for the good of his health, to an Hibernian, he sagely remarked that the subject was very entertaining, but, says he, he don't tell us whether he died there or not. ODDS ON THE SCHOOLMASTER AND THE HANGMAN.—-The fol- lowing ratios are derived from official documents. Scotland. England. Ireland. Instruction of the People 1 in 11 1 in 20 1 in 35 Criminals among the People. 1 in 5093 1 in 920 1 in 468 Criminals among the People. 1 in 5093 1 in 920 1 in 468 MUSHROOMS.—To ascertain whether what appear to be mush- rooms are so or not, a little salt should be sprinkled on the in- ner or spongy part. If, in a short time afterwards, they turn yellow, they are a very poisonous kind of fungus, but if black, they are to be looked upon as genuine mushrooms. They should never be eaten without this test, since the best judges uiay oc- casionally be deceived. THE RUSSIANS IN PLYMOUTH.—A short time before the Rus- sian ships Kyalm and Lionelle went out of this port on a cruise, two of the officers belonging to them, in passing through Bed- ford-street, were accosted by a Polish Jew, who offered his ser- vices as an interpreter, should they be required. Upon learning the birth-place of the applicant, however, one of the officers bursting into a fit of indignation, and making use of the most angry gesticulation, instantly ordered him to depart, or threaten- ing him as a traitor" with extermination on the spot.- Slave was the retort of the Polish Jew, your master once had power over my unhappy country—'tis so no longer; then, had we been in Poland, and you commanded me to obey, death would have, awaited the refusal but now we meet in England, where every man is a freeman, and where all ranks join in de- testing the tyrant that governs ye." The second officer here interposed, and tauntingly remarked that Poland must become subject to the victorious power of Russia. "Never," was the our army has beaten your troops, when they amounted wmouble and treble the number of our men. In a month or two more, if the work lasts so long, I hope to be in Poland myself, and to witness with my own eyes the expulsion of the last Rus- sian from my country and should that last one be yourself, I shall then have the satisfaction of cutting your throat and, re- peating the word slaves with the utmost contempt, the Jew turned on his heel, and proceeded along the street.—Exeter Alfred. A curious instance of somnambulism occurred on Sunday se'n- night, at Farnham. A little boy, about five years old, the son of Mr. William Whiting, having been heard to get out of bed, his father, who also slept in the same room, spoke frequently to him, and receiving no answer, rose and searched every part of the room in vain for him. His surprise may be conceived, when he at length discovered that the little fellow had actually crept up the chimney, from which he was taken fast asleep. BREAD FROM SAWDUST.—Dr. Prout, in his learned paper on the ultimate composition of elementary substances, in the Philo- sophical Transactions, gives a short account of M. Autenrieth of Tubingen's experiments on the conversion of lignin into food. Mr. Autenrieth takes a piece of wood, and by frequent macera- tion and boiling, separates from it every thing that is soluble in water. The wood thus purified is then reduced to sawdust, re- peatedly subjected to the heat of an oven, and finally ground into flour. It requires leaven in the baking, with the addition of which it makes a uniform spongy bread. The colour is rather yellowish but when well baked and crusty, it is not only very nutritious, but much superior in every respect to the brown bread made of the bran and husks of corn flour.— [This is a discovery, as Mr. Herschel remarks, which renders famine next to impos- sible, and deserves a far higher degree of celebrity than it has obtained.]—-Medical Gazette. WEST INDIES.—EMANCIPATION OF SLAVES.—We have great pleasure in being able to inform our readers, that the British Government have determined on the emancipation of the slaves belonging to the crown in the various conquered colonies. Di- rections to this effect have already been forwarded to the Gover- nor of Berbice, and in a few months we may joyfully anticipate that our government, at least, will be purged from the foul stain of slavery.- Baptist Magazine. FENELON'S METHOD OF EDUCATING THE DUKE OF BOUR- GOGNE.—According to the memoirs of the Duke de Saint Simon,. the great fault of the young Duke de Bourgogne was anger he sometimes carried it even to a degree of fury. It has been said that it was religion that corrected him of it. But it was religion wearing the form of the insinuating gentleness of Fenelon, and constantly aided by his assiduous cares, and the innocent or rather salutary artifices which he employed. One day that the young prince stopped to look at the tools of a joiner who was at work in his apartment, the workman, to whom Fénélon had given his cue, told the Duke in the most peremptory tone to pass on his way the Prince,- little accustomed to such bluntness, fell into a passion but the workman raising his voice more and mote, and pretending to be transported with fury, cried out to him, Begone, Prince for, when I am in a rage, I break the arms and legs of all those who come near me." The Duke de Bourgogne ran, quite alarmed, to inform his tutor, who was in the adjoining chamber, that the wickedest man in the world had been introduced into his apartment. He is a very good work- man," said Fenelon his only fault is giving way to trans- ports of anger." The Prince thought that he ought to be sent away as soon as possible, notwithstanding his talent as a work- man. "For my part," replied Fenelon, "I consider him far more worthy of pity than of punishment you call him the most wicked of men, because he threatened those who distracted his attention from his work what name would you give, then, to a Prince who should beat his valet-de-chambre at the very time when he was doing him a service?" The Duke felt the ljsson, and promised to be for the future more temperate, and less im- patient. The confidence of the Duke de Bourgogne in the abbe de Fenelon, was unbounded one may judge of it by that avowal which must have humbled the self-love of the Prince I am ashamed of my heart," said he one day to his beloved tutor; "it came into my thoughts to learn nothing more, in order that the King might regard you as a bad tutor."—Dr. Lardner's Cabinet Library, Vol. VII. Historical Memoirs of the House of Bourbon, Vol. II. CHARACTER OF Siit THOMAS MORE.—Of all men nearly per- fect, Sir Thomas More had, perhaps, the clearest marks of indi- vidual character. His peculiarities, though distinguishing him from all others, were yet withheld from growing into moral faults. It is not enough to say of him that he was unaffected, that he was natural, that he was simple so the larger part of truly great men have been. But there is something homespun in More which is common to him with scarcely any other, and which gives to all his faculties and qualities the appearance of being the native growth of the soil. The homeliness of his pleasantry purifies it from shew. He walks on the scaffold clad only in his household goodness. The unrefined benignity with which he ruled his patriarchal dwelling at Chelsea enabled him to look on the axe without being disturbed by feeling hatred for the tyrant. This quality bound together his genius and learning, his eloquence and fame, with his homely and daily duties, bestowing genuine- ness on all his good qualities, a dignity on the most ordinary of- fices of life, and an accessible familiarity on the viitues of a hero and a martyr, which silence every suspicion that his excellences were magnified.—Dr. Lardner's Cabinet Cycloptsdia, Vol. XXI. Lives of British Statesmen, Vol. T.
/WarKftss. CORN EXCHANGE, MARK LANE. Monday Aug. 8.—Our supplies, since this day se'nnight, of English wheat, barley, malt, peas, and beans English, Irish, and Scotch oats, as also seeds, from all quarters, have been but limited of foreign wheat and oats, and English and foreign flour, moderately good. In this day's market, which was well attended by London, but not very numerously by country buyers, prime samples of both English and foreign old wheat and oats, sold with some degree of briskness, and to a considerable extent, at an advance of from Is to 2s per quarter, and a few small par- cels of fine new wheat sold readily at the prices quoted but with other kinds of corn, as also malt, pulse, seeds, and flour, the trade was still dull, at last Monday's currency. Current Prices of Grain, per imperial quarter.—English Wheat, 55s to 70s Rye, 36s to 40s Barley, 26s to 34s Malt, 64s to 72s White boiling Peas, 36s to 44s Grey Peas, 38s to 43s Small Beans, 00s to 00s Tick Beans, 36s to 43s Potatoe Oats, 28s to 30s Poland Oats, 24s to 27s; Feed Oats 22s to 24s Flour, 45s to 60s.—Rapeseed, new, X26 to £00 per last.—Lin- seed Oil-cake £10. 10s to £ 11.00s per 1000.
Account of Wheat, fyc. arrived in the Port of London, during the' Week ending August 6. Wheat.. ( Barley. ) Malt. Oats. Beans. Peas. Qrs. 17,250 269 1,932 10,548 715 ) 730 Flour—6,971 sacks, and 4,501 barrels. Imperial Average Price of Corn and Grain, for the week ending August 2. Wheat 64 6 Oats 26 II Beans 40 1 Barley 30 10 | Rye 40 1 Peas 42 10 Aggregate Average of the Six Weeks, which regulates Duty. Wheat 65 8 Oats 26 5 Beans 40 2 Barley 33 6 Rye 38 4 ] Peas 41 5 Duty on Foreign Corn. Wheat 21 8 f Oats 7 9 Beans 9 6 Barley .12 4 j Rye 12 6 Peas .8 0
SMITHFIELD MARKET. Monday, August 8.—This day's supply of beasts and porkers was limited, and the former, in great part, of middling and infe- rior quality of sheep, lambs, and calves, good. Beef went off somewhat briskly at an advance of from 2d to 4d per stone mut- ton and lamb met with a steady, veal and pork with a very dull sale, at Friday's quotations. Suckling calves are looking up- wards. (Per stone of 81b. sinking offal.) Inferior beef, from 2 4 to 2 8 Prime beef, from 3 8 to 4 4 Ditto mutton 2 4 to 2 8 Ditto mutton 3 8 to 4 4 Middling beef 2 10 to 3 2 Veal 3 8 to 5 0 Ditto mutton 2 10 to 3 2 Pork 3 4 to 4 4 Lamb 4s 2d to 5s 6d. Suckling calves, from 12s to 36s and quarter old store pigs 12s to 18s each. Supply of Cattle at market:—Beasts, 2,482: sheep, 25,320: calves, 310 pigs, 230.
HOPS. Borough, Monday, August 8.—Our hop trade is in a very stag- nant state. What little has been done, since this day se'nnight, in hops of last year's growth, has been at a further depression, of from 5s to 10s per cwt.; whilst in older ones, nothing, or next to it, has been doing. The quotations of East Kent hops may be considered rather as having been demanded than obtained. Currency East Kent, in pockets, 1830, £ 6. Os to £9. lOs; 1829, E5 5s to ±6. Os; Mid-Kent, 1830, £5. 15s tof6. 10s; 1829, £ 4.15s to X5. 10s 1828, f4. 5s to E5. 5s Sussex, 1830, £ 4. 15s to f5. 10s 1829, £4. 10s to £5. Os; 1828, f3. 5s to E4. lOs; Essex, 1830, £ 5. 5s to £ 6. 0s.
PORT OF NEWPORT. A List of Vessels which have entered Inwards with Cargo,, and cleared Outwards, at this Port, in the week ending the 2d of August, 1831. INWARDS. WITH SUNDRIES.—Moderator, Johns Carleon, Saer Friends, Morgan Ann, Richards George, Johns Bristol Packet, Scott; and Mary, Coombs, from. Bristol.—William, Clampitt, from Cardiff.—Caroline, Langmaid, fiom PLymouth.-Cambria, Pettigrew, from London.—Brothers, Luff, from, Carmarthen.—. Brothers, Quinton; and Union, Machin, from Chepstow.-Eme.. rald, Lloyd, from Abtravon. OUTWARDS. IN BALLAST.—Fawcett, Brown, for Miramica. WITH IRON.—Kite, Reeves, for Salcombe.—Blandford, Davies; Gleaner, Morgan; Elizabeth, Tamplin; William, Clampitt; am* Mars, Jones, for Cardiff.—Rebecca, Davies, for Aberavon. —Victory, Lloyd, for Glasgow.—Eagle, Williams; Victory, Ni- cholas; William, Williams; Favourite, Jones; and Ann and Elizabeth, Thomas, for Liverpool.—Margaret, Williams, for Lon- don.—Thomas and Sarah, lliscox, for Gloucester.—Catherine, Edwards, for Portreath.-Swift, Mathias, for Cork.—Charlotte, Williams, for Dub argaret, Harvey, for Redbridge.—Ma- tilda, Davies, for Bridport. WrrrI COAL.—John, Watkins Providence, Lacey; Wrilliam and Mary, Oxland Felicity, Thomas; William, i, eckerton Charles, Dibden Fly, Gwynn Thornquay, Bowen William, Thomas; Vigilant, Hook; Sophia, Gower; James, Morgan; Trial, Jones Elizabeth, Prewett; Dispatch, Jones Adventure, Walker; Trader, James; and William and Mary, Oxenham, for Bristol.—Maria, Allen Amelia, Bowen; Bee, Gayner; Union, Mechin Sisters, Waters; Ann, Adams; and Surprise, Sharm, for Chepstow.—Mary, Allen Thomas and Sarah, Hiscox and Sisters, Knapp, for Gloucester.—Eliza, Cox Fair Trader, Smallcorn Moss Rose, Davidge; Sisters, Cox; Iron and Tin Trader, Muggleworth John, Winslade; John and Mary, Ed- wards; Betsy, Chapman; Merlin, Bevan Hope, Towells; Enterprise, Wills; Fortitude, Herbert; Mary, Griffiths Venus, Harwood; Ann and Sarah, Goold St. Pierre, Herbert Indus- try, Davidge Eliza, Cox Providence, Lewis Friends, Rich- ards and Ann, Dingley, for Bridgewater.—Oakwell, Jones Eliza, Lewis; and Nautilus, Crocombe, for Ilfracombe.—Com- merce, Edwards Flora, Jenkins Ann, Bentley Venus, Stoat; and Three Sisters, Hartnell, for Barnstaple. — William and Ca- therine, James Sheba, Jollew Pennelly, Burke; Porth, Ni- cholls Friends' Goodwill, Dart; Star, Burt; Henry, Tippett; and Nancy, Nicholls, for Padstow.-Three Sisters, Smith Caro- line, Langmaid Lady of the Lake, White; Sylph, Olney Mary, Cook and St. Vincent, Waters, for Plymouth.—William, Williams Venom, Harris and Elizabeth, Price, for Milfnrd.- Eliza, Isaac and Providence, Evans, jor Aber,ystwith.-Eliza- beth and Ann, Hodge; Speculation, Geach and Fly, Dyer, for Fowey.—William, John Robert Boyle, M'Carthy Com- pact, Cade and Brothers, Murphy, for Cork.-O. P., Pretty- John John and Sally, Jarvis and Mary and Sally, Adams, for Salcombe.—Spraycombe, Hooper, for Poole.—Three Sisters, Rees and Pelican, Jones, for DubLin.-Cerus, Knowle; and Ranger, Lee, for Bude.-Three Brothers, Brabyn and Delabole, Giles, for T'turo.—Mary Simkin, Cox, for Youghall.—Sprightly, Brit- ton Experiment, Fishwick; and Bucks, Walker, jor Bideford. -William and Mary, Forster, foi Falmouth.—John and Mary, Phillips, for Scilly.-Peace, Murphy and Joseph and Fanny, Lobbett, for Water ford.—Watchet Trader, Slocombe,for Watchet. —Rhydland Trader, Williams, for Pwllhely.— Industry, Smith, for Torqllay. Victory, Travers, for Kinsale. WITH SUNDRIES.—Moderator, Johns; Carleon, Saer; Friends, Morgan Ann, Richards George, Johns Bristol Packet, Scott; and Mary, Coombs, for Bristol.