THE LATE FATAL DUEL. It appears that Colonel Fawcett had been stationed in India for some years past with his regiment, and on being ordered to China about two years since, Mrs. Fawcett returned to England with her two children, one of which is only recently dead.- After serving through the principal events of the late war in China, Col. Fawcett, whose health had become seriously af. fected by an attack of the yellow fever, obtained leave of absence to visit his native country, and arrived in England, in company with Major Daubeney, of the 55th regiment, on the 18th of last month, taking up his residence in private lodgings, at 188, Sloane-street. The history of his antagonist, Lieut. Munroe, deserves notice. Nineteen years since Lieutenant Munroe, a young Scotchman, entered the Royal Horse Guards (Blue) as a private soldier. A very short time elapsed before his superior attainments were observed by his commanding officers, and he was soon raised to the rank of corporal depute. The various grades of a full corporal and a corporal-major were successively passed through by Mr. Munroe, until in 1829 he was appointed Adjutant and Sub-Lieutenant of the regiment. Five years subsequent to this date, the event occurred which brought into family connec- tion the unfortunate deceased and Lieut. Munroe, by the mar- riage of the latter with a sister of Mrs. Fawcett, a lady of large fortune, whose maiden name was Porter.
DREADFUL CONFLAGRATION. SUP- POSED LOSS OF LIFE. Eighteen Dwelling Houses and, other properly consumed. NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, JULY 2, Six, A.M.—Last night (Saturday), soon after eleven o'clock, one of the most disastrous conflagrations that has occurred in the North of England for a number of years, burst forth from the premises belonging to Messrs. Robert Todd and Co., extensive timber merchants, &c., at Panden Dean, situate on the north-east side of the town, within a short distance of the county gaol, and almost abutting on the line of the Newcastle and North Shields Rail- way. Beside the timber yard, which covered upwards of half an acre of ground, there was an immense range of workshops and warehouses, filled with building and other combustible ma- terials, nearly the whole of which were encompassed by dwell- ing houses and factories, and the greater portion was in a very short time destroyed. f Upon the discovery being made, at about five minutes after eleven o'clock, the flames appeared to have c<.mingnced in the north part of the timber yard, where the umber was- thickly stacked. The alarm was instantly raited, and attempts were made by the inhabitants living near the spot to check the progress of the flames, but this was found impossible the wind, which was blowing a sharp gale from the north-east, scattering the fire to the adjoining piles of timber in other parts of the yard, which quickly ignited, and io the short space of about five and twenty minutes, the entire p'operty was in one immense blaze, illumi- nating the town and surrounding country to a distance of seve- ral miles. The consternation that ensued in the town on the outburst of the fire was extreme. The noise of the fire bells, the clamour of the engines and the populace, and the soldiers of the 37th regiment rushing to the scene, coupled with the burning flashes that were wafted in the air, gave the town an appearance as if some direful siege was going on. In the succeeding half hour the destruction of property was awful, for the flames, after en- veloping the timber yard, extended to the different workshops and warehouses belonging to the firm, and thence to the dwel- ling house of Mr. Pringle, the managing clerk of Messrs. Todd and Co., and to the spacious soap and alkali factory of Messrs. Atkinson and Turner. To the westward of these buildings the devastation was equally great-14 houses in New Panden Dean street, ignited and rapidly fell a sacrifice to the devouring element. Here the scene was of a truly agonising description, most of the buildings having been inhabited by poor labouring persons (in some of the houses as many as 10 and 12 families.) These persons were running about in all directions, some in a state of nudity, almost distracted, saving their children and what little property they could rescue. For some time af'er the arrival of the engines, of which there were several belonging to the Sun, Royal Exchange, and Phoenix Insurance offices, a considerable difficulty was experienced in getting them into play, owing to the scanty supply of water and the violent pres- sure of the thousands who had been attracted to the spot in fact. never was a greater crowd collected in Newcastle. How. ever, on the 37th regiment coming up, the streets abutting on the place were soon cleared, and a proper space opened for the operations of the firemen, who exerted themselves, in conjunc- tion with the police and soldiers, with praiseworthy effect. At that time, however, there was no chance of preventing the buildings and piemises before alluded to from being destroyed, and attention was therefore directed to the manufactory of Messrs. Atkinson and Co., which, nevertheless, suffered consi- derably. Up to the time of these few particulars being for- warded to London (Sunday morning, six o'clock), an immense mass of fire remained raging violently within the ruins. It is feared that the conflagration is the work of an incendiary, and that it has been attended with loss of human life, several per- sons having been observed in some of the houses when the roofs fell in, but in the confusion that existed, it could not be correctly ascertained. The loss of property, it is stated, amounts to many thousands of pounds.
TWELVE REASONS FOR PAYING YOUR DEBTS. THE CIIRISTTAN'S REASONS. 1. The Christian member of society pays his debts, first, be- cause he is ordered to do so in the Bible, wheie we are told to Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God, the things that are God's and to Owe no man anything." 2. Ihe Christian hears the Eighth Commandment every Sunday, Thou shalt not steal and defrauding a man of his due isstealing and the tradesman lends upcn faith and honour, and does not give. 3. The Christian pays regularly all he owes, because he is a friend to justice and mercy he wishes both to love and suc- cour his neighbours, and will not have the ruin of others on his conscience. THE PATRIOT'S REASONS. 4. The Patriot knows that one act of justice is worth six of charity-that justice helps the worthy and corrects the unwor- thy, while charity too often succours but the latter; 5. The Patriot considers the evils that ensue from the more wealthy man leaving his poorer neighbour unpaid that by that means the steps of the gieat ladder of society are broken the first ruin beginning with the merchant, who can no longer pay his workman, and continuing to the workman's child, who is deprived of clothes, food, or instruction or to the aged fa- ther or mother, left to die on a bed of straw. 6. The Patriot pays his debts from a love of his country knowing that the neglect of so doing brings on democracy, Chartism, and a hatred of the upper ranks. 7. The Patriot also pays, because the system of non-payment pursued to a certain extent, would bring a general bankruptcy on the nation. < THE MAN OF THE WORLD'S REASONS, 1 8. The man of the world pays, because he is convinced that honesty is the best policy. 9. The man of the world pays, because he knows that curses I will go with his name, if he does not pay, instead of good will and good words, which last he secures with a certain class by paying. 10. The man of worldly calculation is aware, that by the uu- mediate payment of his debts, as they are incurred, he pur- chases peace of mind, and becomes acquainted with his income his means, and resources. 11. The man of the world wishes for a comfortable old age. and knows that he has but little chance of it from his surround- ing family, unless he trains up his children in habits of order and economy. 12. The man of the world knows the full force of the term being an honest man,"—-that it will carry him through p°'i' tical dtmelts and family disputes and he cannot make claim to that name if he is the ruin of others. to that name if he is the ruin of others. The crying sin of either international or thoughtless debt 10 an heretofore honest nation, is a disgrace to the very name of England or Englishmen, and demands a remedy from a thinking and enlightened public.
BRITISH IRON COMPANY. A special general meeting of the proprietors of this company was held at the London Tavern, on Friday, the 30th ult. Sir G. G. de Larpent in the chair. The Secretary having read the advertisement convening the meeting, the Chairman at once proceeded to direct the attention of the proprietors assembled to the main features of the report, which was then read, embodying the opinions at which the di- rectors had arrived, after well considering the peculiar position of the company—it being, in their opinion, the more prudent course to form a new proprietory, disposing of the present works and interests possessed at the sum £ 200,000., there being an annual rental of £ 12,000. The very important report of the directors, and proceedings at the meeting, which we were giad to find were conducted with more amity than of late. After much discussion-or, rather, conversation—a vote of thanks was given to the chairman, and the meeting separated.— — Mining Journal.
PORTH CAWL IRON AND COAL COMPANY. A special general meeting of this company was held at the ortn and South American Cofi'ee House, on Tuesday, the27th ult., for the purpose of confirming the resolutions passed at the meeting held on the 20th ult. A strong feeling was again mani. !e;ted in favour of the formation of a new galvanised ironcom- Piiny, and the resolutions were confirmed almost unanimously, Hie dissentients intimating, at the same time, the best feeling '|0VV-r^S 'he project, their objections being founded on their in- dividual position. A vote of confidence in the directors was unanimously passed, and, after an expression of the high sense entertained of their services, the meeting broke up. It was mentioned incidentally, that the demand for galvanised iron was daily increasing.
HOP INTELLIGENCE. and The market for hops has been firmer, and Wea Sussex are rather dearer. The accounts from Mid. Kent ly an increase of fly, &c., and tbe same may be said of sow* of Worcester. The Farnham district is reported c eap, duty is backed at f 130,000. The quotations are :— Pockets, 1842, Wealds 92 to 102 per cw'* East Kent .105 to 125 >» Sussex 98 to 102 » Farnham 00 to 00 >> Pockets, 1841, Good 60 to 70 •• Choice 75 to 90 » „ East Kent .105 to 125 Sussex. 98 to 102 » Farnham 00 to 00 Pockets, 1841, Good 60 to 70 Choice 75 to 90 » Bags, 1841, ditto 00 to 00 » 1 Old olds, ditto 00 to 00 >>
WOOL MARKET, JUNE29.. rer ID. s. d. *• X Down Tegs 0 li tol ? Half-bred Hogs 1 0 1 Ewes and Wethers 0 10 0 Blanket Wool 0 5 0 Flannel ditto. p
LATEST CURRENT PRICES OF METAl^' LONOON, JUNE 23, 1843. i' I L. Spelter 23 jj ] For delivery 22 \i Zinc—English Sheets 38 Quicksilver lb jq Iron, English—Bar ton 5 Hoops ton j0 Sheets .ton 0 Cargo in Wales .tgn 3 5 Pig, No 1, Wales ton "i 0 No. 1, Clyde A 0 ForSwedish .bd.ton 'g 0 Russian, ccnd ton *jj 0 PSI „ton 0 Gourieft ton 0 Archangel.g Steel—Swedish keg hd. ton Ditto Faggots bd.ten n j Copper—English sheathing ..lb• Old p. lb. "j 0 Cake p. ton n Foreign cake al Tile 0 4 Tin, British—Blocks,. ciet. £ Bars cvit- Z, I Foreign, Banca „ \1 Sttaits £ 6 ft Peruvian f 1 a Tin Plates—No.IC. p. box }\i IX. ditto 1 Wasters 3s. p. box less J0 Lead, British—Sheet ton ji 0 Shot 0 Red So white Pig-Lead—English f> Spanish j0 American
THE SERENADER-A BALLAD. Sweet solemn Venice o'er thee fade Eve's latest hues of glory, While by yon shadowy colonnade Near Balbi's palace hoary, A routh, with passion-kindled lip, And Taste's harmonious hand, Must still deyoted vigil keep Invoking Beauty bland. Appear, my lady-love, appear. Look from thy latticed bower, And bless his sight who watches here The livelong twilight hour. The stars are out, and why shouldst thou, My peerless One, delay To flasa upon me from thy brow A far diviner ray ? But others gaze upon thee now, And drink thy glorious smile, And^make thy spirit mindless how Mine maddens here the while. Ah 1 truant, why should their dull praise My sacred hour consume ? Look forth, and with one gracious gaze Make gladness of my gloom. Lo! jealous eye and ear are far, And fast the evening flies; Then loiter not, thou lovely star, Young moon of beauty rise Or is thy faith like flower spray, broke, And' God that leaping start! Keen, sudden, home—the poinard's stroke Has split his very heart. While on the air his song yet gushes, Life's stifled fountain stops Dead go the rebeck that he crushes, The young Battista drops; And ere his murderer's skulking shade Has left the moonbeam bare, Damp in the soiling dust are laid Those curls of chesnut hair. Forth from her bower the maiden wended. At love's victorious call, Where broad the marble steps descended Upon the blue canal; A sadden brightness with her bringing, As thoagh from out the main Its light the vanished day was flinging Through sunset's gale again. Bv yonder shaft be leans to hide, The proud, imperious boy— I'll steal upon his song," she cried, r b In girlhood's rosy joy And glancing on, like cashat fleet, She gained the sad moonshine: Byhearen t she stumbles, and her feet Are plashing—not in uiint. One look-but come—we'll leave her there To madness and the moon; A sweet lute shivered by despair, With every string in tune. A glorious bud from vernal earth, Snapt as its bloom was blown- A Grace in Beauty's bounding mirth, Struck instantly to stone. —Blaekwoodi
THE DREAM. 'Twas night, and sleep had fall'n upon my breast: Methought I heard soft voices breathe my name And round about the pillow of my rest, Joy, Memory, Hope, and Love, with offerings came, Sweet Hope did bring her voiceful harmonies, And from that music babe me never part; And Memory gave her Borrow-cloaded eyes And Joy her smile, and Love his trustful heart. But thou didst break my sleep, thou envious dawn! And stole the only gifts I learned to prize. The smile of Joy, the trust of Love, is gone, xt *til'ed for aye are Hope's sweet harmonies: Tk*j #re but remains to me ^ened eyes of mournful memory
OUR LETTER BOX. THE LATE DROWEND SAILOR, ROBERT SCOTT. To t". Editor ef the Moninauthsiire Merlin. [Mr. Cnarlas Stride, master of the schooner Matilda, ef South- Hampton, haii written to us on the subject of the above sad accident, giving, is he states, a more correct version of the event than that previously conveyed to our office. The "strides" which the worthy captain takes to do justice to others, are worthy of marked praise. The circumstantial account contained in the letter is as fol. tows :J— Sm,—Oa the afternoon of the 24th ult, when transporting the Matilda to the ballast wharf, a young man about twenty three years of age, named Robert Scott, a native of South- ampton, having gone on the jib boom of the Perseverance, for the purpose of bearing the vessel off, was, by a sudden jerk, thrqvrn off his feet, and losing his hold of the stay, fell under the vessel's bows, but having, I suppose, injured himself in falling, he merely rose to the surface of the water for a mo- ment, and immediately, almost without a struggle, sunk to rise no more—at least, alive. So suddenly, indeed, was be carried under the vessel, that although Captain Finch and three of his crew, who happened to be in their boat, and lying on the starboard side of the vessel, at the time of the accident, with the greatest promptitude, came to his assist- ance, and used their utmost endeavours to save him, it was of ne avsil; and I now, on behalf of myself and the mates of the Matilda, give it as our decided opinion, that the great- est credit is due to Captain Finch and his crew, for their eisdeavoars to save the unfortunate young man, and who ren. dered all the assistance which human aid could afford Great praise » also due to Cam»in« j a >' who lost Bet a moment in comi»?, P 8"d Pa,kroaD- also for ihair coming to render assistance; and ,o ,rai,e bod>bicb Caerleon bridge, and the folloJ i,*iSp,ck-#i UR D'81 •b. Mliahctin cl ainale8™ *° j L stating that deceased was a an hi.. # 001 *°y P*r,on who was depending hia exertions for their support. 8 I am, sir, your obedient servant, CHARLES STRIDES, Master of the Schooner Matilda, of Southampton. Newport, July 3rd, 1843.
WELSH RIOTS. To THB DISSENTING MINISTBRS OF THE GOSPEL IN WALES Reverend Geotlemen,-In addressing you all, without dis" crimination of sect or persuasion, I have but one object in view which is to impress upon your minds, at this particular period, the actual necessity of your using that influence which most of you have with your flocks, in order to promote peace, order, and good will amongst them, by inculcating on their rr.inds more strongly than ever, the actual necessity of loyalty to the Queen and obedience to the laws. You must. indeed, gentle- men, be up and doing, for the time has arrived when no man, of the least influence, must be idle or lukewarm. The present aspect of affairs will admit of no supineness or indolence with those who nave anything to lose, or serious duties to the people to P«r?«tn». v v -it must not, and in short cannot, be justly urged by any of you to whom this epistle is more particularly addressed, that your several duties are with things divine, and have nothing to do with matters of a worldly nature, for this reasoning, although a layman, I candidly tell you, will not, at this particular junc- ture, avail you. Your duty is with your flocks, to tend, to save, and protect them, as far as in you lies, from all harm, and from the temptations of the Devil. Bear well in mind, the parable of our blessed Saviour—" What man of you, having an hun- dred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which he hath lost until he And it, and when he hath found it layeth it on his shoulders rejoicing." How many strayers have you lately lost from youi folds. Look to it, I conjure you see how many there are at the present moment, instead of pursuing the right path to peace on earth, and happiness and eternal glory bereaf. ter, have forsaken the track to follow in the ways of riot, drunk- enness, profaneness, and crime 1 How many amongst your several congregations are there, who by their acts of riot and rebellion against the laws, are plunging deeply into the commission of crimes which may entail upon themselves tbe most severe punishment the law can inflict, and on their wives and families the most abject misery and wretchedness. Letit not be said that you, reverend sirs, by whom great good may be effected in stemming the torrent of anarchy, coo- fusion, and perhaps bloodshed, have been sleeping on your posts, and in the hour of need have been found wanting that you, whose persuasive language and eloquence in the native tongue might, if used pointedly, have stayed these things, were found neglectful and disregardful. Suffer, therefore, the truth not only to resound from the pulpit, but look well after those who have strayed from your flocks search them out in the bye- ways and corners, and endeavour to bring them home ere it be too late, and they are lost to you for ever ere the die is cast that may burl them and their families into irremediable ruio and disgrace. It is in vain that the magistracy and gentlemen of influence throughout the Principittityshat) use their best exertion to re- strain the madness and folly of the misled Rebeccaites, as they are termed, if you do not also join with them, and, co-operating Zealously and heartily with every man of influence in your dis- trict, also endeavour to check and curb the insanity of these men. Let us hear, therefore, from the pulpit, who among you are the best and most strenuous advocates for peace, order, so. briety. and obedience to the laws, and let those be most ho- noured whose folds are most attentive to their duty to God, their loyally to their Queen, their submission to the laws, and their peaeeable demeanour nnder present affliotion» and pri- vations. When I address this to you, I am not one of those who can admit for one moment that there are not abuses and evils of which we may have just reason to complain for there is no- thing with which man has to do that is perfect under the sun but to remedy these evils, whether relating to oppressive and encroaching turnpike trusts, local taxation. ruin of trade, want of employment, or other matters, we must not take the law in our own hands for instance, we must not, by congregating in numbers, by disguising ourselves in women's apparel, and pro- ceeding to pull down turnpike houses and toll bars, expect to remedy any abuses that may have arisen in the management of the turnpike trusts. To you, I trust I need not say one word upon the weakness, madness, folly, and futility of such pro- ceedmgs and how any human being can be so devoid of reason and sense as to imagine that to war with old women in posses- sion of turnpike cots, or with houses erected as a refuge for the destitute, aged, poor, and infirm, can effect the object de- aired, is in the present age, which some term enlightened, truly astonishing. ° Can it be possible that there are some men amongst us who are still so ignorant of the law as not to be aware, that it is a transportable offence to pull down and demolish toll houses, and that in doing this they are subjecting themselves to conse- quences the most serious to themselves, their families, relations, and friends 1 How many amongst them have, up to the period Of committing such wicked and absurd atrocities, borne en irre. I proftchable character, and been universally beloved and respected by their families and friends but now, alas, through this one act alone, have become liable to endure misery the most shock- ing for human reflection to dwell upon, banishment from their homes, perhaps for life, outcasts to a penal settlement, there to suffer privations and miseries the most acute, away for ever from their native land, their wives and children, their parents and all they hold most dear on earlh. Verily, ye ministers of the Gospel of our blessed Redeemer, it behoves you to took to these things, for it is your province to condemn evil; endeavour, then, to avert them, and to protect the deluded of your flocks from consequences that they apparently know not of: instantly does it require your most serious consi- deration and utmost exertion; join, therefore, heart and hand, with the magistracy and gentlemen lesiding in your several districts, where these offences against the public peace are com- mitted, and do all in your power to suppress the madness and folly of those men designating themselves Rebeccaites, ere it be too late, and the law overtake the evil doers. Let the person who first assumed the female garb and the effeminate name of Rebecca, reflect upon what he has done al- ready let him pause before he plunges himself and others still further into crime let him peruse the history of England, and he will there find that the most notorious ringleaders of anarchy and revolt, although they might have escaped detection for a time, were at length apprehended, and brought to condign pu- nishment. And shall it be said of the principality of Wales, that part of her Majesty's dominions until recently proverbial for peace, loyalty, order, and security of property shall it be said, that all these things are now by some Welshmen set at naught that old Cambria has degenerated, and become a plague spot upon the map of Great Britain ? God forbid. Let the man- date go forth from amongst you, that these things must no longer be let, moreover, the guilty men be drawn forth from their hiding places, and the misled be induced to forsake the counsels of evil minded and wicked counseHers teach them to rely solely upon the constitution and laws of England for redress of grievances; instruct them to pursue the peaceable and proper course for the alteration or amendment of any law that they may imagine oppresses them instil into their minds the truth that the laws, when properly enforced, will ever be found suf- ficient for their protection direct them to place implicit faith and reliance on the magistracy and their legal advocates, and they will have good reason ultimately to be content and satisfied whereas, by adopting a contrary course, they must expect to endure all the horrors I have depicted. With a firm reliance that you, reverend gentlemen, will not only seriously consider, but firmly act upon what I have herein suggested, I remain, yours most respectfully, LYCURGUS. Swansea, July 4, 1843.
DUEL BETWEEN LIEUT.-COL. FAWCETT, K.C.B. OF THE 55TH REGIMENT, AND LIEUT. MUNROE OF THE ROYAL HORSE GUARDS (BLUE). Throughout the whole of Saturday the neighbourhoods of Camden-town and Kentish-town, were most painfully excited in consequence of a rumour obtaining extensive circulation that a duel had been fought in the vicinity, and that one of the duel- lists, a colonel in the army, had been wounded fatally. On instituting inquiries, the rumour was found to be substantially correct, and the following particulars collected on the spot where the duel took place, and which will, no doubt, end fa- tally, may be relied on as strictly accurate. It appears that at about a quarter past 5 o'clock, police-con- stable 130 S, who was on duty in Tottenham court-road, near the Camden-road villas, as also the keeper of the toll-gate facing the Brecknock Arms, observed two cabs, the first containing two gentlemen inside, and the second three gentlemen, pass down Maiden lane, in the direction of Highgate. In about ten mi- nutes after they were alarmed by hearing a single shot fired, and presently after the two cabs returned at a very speedy rate with but three out of the five gentlemen, and drive in the direc- tion of the Regent s-park. This circumstance excited great suspicion, and immediately after several labourers, who had just come to commence their labours in haymaking in the ad- joining field, gave information that a gentleman was lying in the field adjoining who had been shot. On hastening to the spot, the police found a gentleman, who gave his name as Lieut. Colonel Fawcett, and his address, 188, Sloane-street, lying on the grass, bleeding from a wound in the right side, and another gentleman, who gave his name as George Gulliver, and who stated himself to be the surgeon of the Royal Horse Guards (Blue), standing by the wounded gentteman's side. On the police inquiring what had happened, Colonel Fawcett replied, What is that to you ? It is an accident." Under the direc- tion of Mr. Gulliver a door was procured, and the unfortunate genileman, Colonel Fawcett, was conveyed to the Camden Arms, Randolph-street, Camden Town, where accommodation was afforded. At the request of Colonel Fawcett his lady was at once sent for, and on her arrival, in a very agitated condition, the colonel confessed that he had been fighting a duel with his brother-in-law, Lieutenant Munroe, of the Royal Horse Guards (Blue). Mr. Sands, surgeon, of Kentish-town, was then sent for, who deemed it advisable, from the dangerous state of the wound, to call in Sir Benjamin Brodie and Dr. Liston, who arrived about eight o'clock, and inspected it. The result of theirconsultation was, that they discovered the ball had entered the unfortunate gem!eman's body on the right side, passed through the right lun £ and had dropped into the intestines, in a similar manner to that in the case of the late Mr. Drummond. Immediately on the occurrence taking place, information was forwarded to Inspector Aggs, of the S division, who lost no time in endeavouring to trace out the parties connected with so outrageous a breach of the peace, and from his inquiries it was ascertained that, in addition to the other principal, Lieutenant Munroe—the name of one of the seconds is Mr. Grant, a lieu- tenant in the Guards, but the name of the fifth individual had not been ascertained. The distance at which the antagonists stood is clearly identi. fied as being forty paces. It is stated that in the interview of Col. Fawcett with his wife he distinctly stated that he 1 imself had not fired, nor did he intend to do so, at Lieutenant M unroe, but that the choice of fire falling on the latter, he had scarcely taken his position before he was shot, and that all the parties, whose names he refused to give, with the exception of Mr. Gulliver, ran away on the instant. Colonel Fawcett returned from China about two months since, where he commanded the 55th regiment of Foot, and in consequence of his heroic conduct throughout that campaign, received, but ten days since, the investiture of the Order of the Bath. (From another correspondent.) SUNDAY EVENING, TEN O'CLOCK.-Several erroneous state- ments, calculated to wound the feelings of the families and re- lations of Lieut.-Colonel Fawcett and Lieutenant Munro, who were unfortunately engaged in a duel at Camden Town on Sa- turday morning, having appeared in the Sunday newspapers, the reporter, at a late hour last evening, succeeded in obtaining an interview with Mr. Sandys, the medical genileman attending Lieut.-Colonel Fawcett, at his residence, No. 4, Francis-ter. race, Kentish-town, when that genileman favoured the reporter with some accurate information relative to this melancholy affjir. Those portions of the subjoined narrative not obtained from Mr. Sandys were communicated to the writer by Inspector Aggs, of the S division, and another person on whom the strictest reli- ance may be placed. It appears that Lieut. Colonel tawcetl and Lieut. Munroe married two sisters, daughlers of the chief medical officer of Jamaica, and the former has one daughter aoout four years of age and the latter five children. Lieut. Munroe. who belongs to the Royal Horse Guards ( Blue), has, until lately, resided with his family in Albany-street, but upon the regiment remov. ing their quarters from the Regent's ParX to Knightsbridge, Lieut. Munroe took a home in Bromptou-squaie, which his fa. mily still occupy. The statement that Col. Fawcett's lady having been insulted by Lieut. Munroe gave rise to the duel, is entirely without foundation, and has added in no slight degree to her mental sufferings. The fact was that Lieut. Munroe was on a visit on Friday evening at Colonel Fawcelt's, No. 188, Sloane-street, and made use of some offensive expressions regarding family property, which he repeated in the course of the evening twice or ihi ice. Upon the last occasion of his giving utterance to the objectionable expression (the exact nature of which has not transpired), Lieut.-Colonel Fawcett rang the bell, and desired his servant to order Lieut. Munroe's carriage. I his was done, and Lieut. Munro quitted the house in a state of considerable excitement. He immediately proceeded to his barracks at Knightsbiidge, and sent Lieut. Grant, of the same regiment, to demand satisfaction of Colonel Fawcett. The latter officer referred Lieutenant Grant to an officer of the 55th regiment, and the result was that a meeting was fixed to take place on the following morning ( Saturday), at five o'clock, at the spot where the calamitous rencontre happened. Lieut. Munro slept in barracks on Friday night, instead of going home, as was his custom, and on the following morning procured the attendance of Mr. Gulliver, the surgeon of the regiment. The reporter was assured that Lieut.-Colonel Fawcelt's lady had nothing to do, either directly or indirectly, with the quar- rel, which arose between and was confined to the two principals. Neither was there any party at Colonel Fawcett's house on Friday night. Inspector Aggs made several communications to the police commissioners, in Great Scotland Yard, on Saturday and yes- terday, and, with the aid of some of the Detective Police, has been actively engaged in attempting, but unsuccessfully, to ap- prehend the parlies. The impression is, that after leaving Camden Town, they proceeded, without loss of time, to France, to await the result of Lieut.-Colonel Fawcett's injury but it is believed to be probable that in two or three days all the par- ties concerned will surrender themselves-most likely on Wed- nesday next, when Mr. Gulliver appears at the Marylebone Police-court for re-examination. In the course of yesterday evening Lieut.-Colorel Fawcett insisted on having the account of the unfortunate affair which appeared in the Weekly Chronicle, read to him, and his lady acted upon his request, avoiding all mention of the erroneous statements regarding herself. He is said'to be "chatty" at times, but studiously avoids mentioning anything in connection with the duel, except that he positively asserts that it was not his intention to fire. I be parties used rifle pistols it has been ascertained, and the ball is stated lo be either a No. 9 or 12. UEATH OP COLONEL FAWCETT. It is with deep regret we have to announce that the death of the unfortunate gentleman Lieut.-Colonel Fawcett, took place on Monday morning at ten minutes before six o'clock, at the Camden Arms Tavern, Randolph-street, Camden Town, in the presence of Mr. Sandys, his medical attendant, and of Mrs. Fawcett, who has never left the bed-side of her husband since tLe lamentable occurrence took place. Up to eleven o'clock last evening Colonel Fawcett appeared improving rapidly, and was not only able to converse Ireely, but appeared most cheerful, considering the perilous situation in which he was placed. Shortly after eleven, Mr. Sandys ob- served a marked change in the appearance of his patient, and subsequently ascertained that Colonel Fawcett was in such a state as to induce hini to believe that his dissolution was ap- pioacliing. Colonel Fawcett continued insensible until within a !ew minutes of six o'clock, when he desired to see his wife, and having uttered a few words, expired in her arms. Immediate information of the sad event was forwarded to l'iffin, the Headborough of the district, who lost no time in conveying it to Mr. Wakiey,the coroner. That functionary at once issued his warrant for making a post mortem examination of the body, and it is expected he will hold the inquest to, morrow. Notwithstanding every exertion had been made by Mr. Aggs, the inspector of the S division of police, to find out the hiding place of lieutenant Munroe, Captain Grant, and the other party concerned, their tfforts had been unavailing, and the ge- neral impression is that they have escaped to France.—Evening Chronicle.
CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT. Tooth Extraction and Transportation. William Curtis, aged 22, was indicted for stealing acoat and a handkerchief, the property of Mr. Carrington, a surgeon- dentist. I Mr. Payne defended the prisoner. It appeared that the prisoner, with two other men, who had been transported for the robbery, went to the house of Mr. Fitzgerald, a surgeon-dentist, to whom Mr. Carrington is an assistant. The prisoner showed a tooth in his right lower jiw, which he requested Mr. Carrington to extract. The prose- cutor objected that it was quite sound, but the prisoner per- sisted that he should have it out. The prosecutor showed all three into the surgery, and having got his instrument into the prisoner's mouth was about to proceed, when the prisoner struggled to prevent him. Mr. Carrington, it appeared, had the honour of the profession too much at heart to allow himself to be foiled, and he accordingly wrapped up the unlucky grinder in a bit of paper, and handed it to his unintentional patient. In the meantime, however, the prisoner's companions had gone away, and the prisoner having lowered the prose- cutor s demand for professional service from Is. to 6d., which he paid, went away also. The prosecutor shortly afterwards discovered that his coat, in the pocket of which was a hand- kerchief, had been stolen from the surgery. On the question of identity being raised, the prosecutor, ainidst peals of laughter, entered the dock, opened the prison- er s mouth, and declared his perfect identity, the gap, but not ■he tooth, being in his jaw. The prisoner handed him a tooth, wrapped also up in paper, which he said had been that morn- ing extracted in the gaol, and a scene, highly amusing to the audience, at least, was brought to a conclusion by the prisoner's conviction. The Common-Sergeant said that he would pronounce upcn him the same sentence as that passed upon his companion, which was, that he be transpoited for seven years.
HOUSE OF LORDS. THURSDAY, JUNE 29. On the motion of the Bishop of London, the Church Endow- ment Bill passed through committee pro forma. The Earl of Aberdeen postponed the committee on the Church of Scotlond Bill to Monday next, in order to afford Lord Brougham the opportunity of speaking upon it. He apo. logised to the noble and learned lord for having proceeded with it on Monday last, and disclaimed any intentional dis- courtesy towards him. Lord Brougham received the explanation, and declared that it was clear both had laboured under a mistake. Sir Thomas Wilson's Hampstead Inclosure Bill, towards which the attention of the metropolitan public has been strongly directed, was withdrawn for the present session, by the Earl of Egremont, who, in doing so, shortly vindicated the motives of its promoter. FRIDAY, JUNE 30. Lord Wharncliffe laid upon the table copies of the corres- pondence with the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, respecting the dismissal of Irish magistrates. The Earl of Aberdeen moved the second reading of the Ap- prehension of Offenders Bill, the object of which is to give the sanction of this country to an international system of sunender- ing offenders, to be established between this country and America. Lords Brougham and Campbell made some observations on the Bill, which was read a second time. MONDAY, JULY 3. The Duke of Richmond presented a petition to the House of Lords from the pawnbrokers of Liverpool against the Pawn- offices Bill. I he Marquess of Clanricarde gave notice that on Monday he would make a motion relative to the unconstitutional dismis- sal of magistrates by the Irish Lord Chancellor. On the motion of Lord Campbell, the Law of Libel Bill was read a first time. The Archbishop of Dublin gave noiice that lie would present to morrow a petition from upwards of 200 members of the Es- tablished Church in Ireland on the subject of Church Govern. ment. On the motion of the Earl of Dalhousie, the Apprehension of Offenders Bill was read a third time and passed. On the motion that the Church of Scotland Benefices Bill be committarl Lord Campbell moved as an amendment, that the objections made to a presentee by the parishioners must be of a spiritual nature, or founded on physical defects, disqualifying him from a due discharge of his duty. The question led to a lengthened discussion. The house, after considering the bill in committee, adjourned at half-past eleven. ——<<-——
HOUSE OF COMMONS. THURSDAY, JUNE 29. The first order of the day was the adjourned committee on the Irish Arms Bill, which was moved to be resumed before five o'clock. Mr. Smith O'Brien asked for a short delay on the ground that several Irish members interested in it had not yet come down to the house. The delay, after a short conversation, was granted and after some matters of routine the house went into committee on the bill, commencing with the seventh clause, to which there were several amendments. The first division took place on a proviso, that pending the granting of a license the arms shall be deposited with the police, or some licensed per- son. 11' r 1 This was proposed to be omitted oy ivir. rv yse, wno movea accordingly, but his amendment was rejected. The eigth clause, technically termed the "branding clause," raised a long discussion. Lord J. Russell opposed it, on the ground of its unconstitu- tionally, and cited the returns to show that crime in Ireland was diminishing. He moved the omission. Lord Clements seconded the motion, and after a debate, ihe amendment was rejected, and the clause was carried by 178 to 104. The construction of the ninth clause raised a lively discus- sion. It professes to regulate the mode in which persons not keeping arms at the time of passing the Act, but who may af- terwards wish to do so, may apply for a license 21 days before the then next session. Sir R. Ferguson moved an amendment; and as the Attor. ney-General for Ireland did not seem clear on the subject, and Sir J. Graham proposed to remedy the clause by a proviso, the effect of which was not understood, several other amendments were proposed, to postpone the clause, and also that the chair- man report progress. Sir J. Graham refused to postpone the clause, which pro- voked a retort from Mr. M. J. O'Connell. Lord J. Russell declared his intention of supporting the post- ponement of the clause, on account of the unsatisfactory con- duct of the government. Sir R. Peel endeavoured to sooth the house, and said that if the course were pursued of debating every clause on the merits, it would be fa!al, not merely to this bill, but to all legislation whatever. Lord Palmerston, Mr. Watson, and other members, exposed the absurdily of pressing a clause, the meaning of which was doubtful to the Government itself. Lord Eliot made some explanations, but Mr. More O'Fer- rail remarked that with nine lawyess, two Secretaries of State, and an hour and a half's discussion, they were more distant than ever from understanding the clause, which was a very sufficient reason for postponement. A division took place on the question of reporting progress, which was rejected by 252 to 92. Lord Clements persisted in moving that the chairman do leave the chair, and Sir R. Peel ultimately consented. FRIDAY, JUNE 30. Mr. Gisborne moved for a committee to inquire into the alle- gations of the late Nottingham petition, which gave rise to ob- servations from Lord Lincoln, Sir R. Peel, Mr. T. Duncombe, "In and Mr. F. Baring. The latter gentlemen moved an amendment limiting the in- quiry to the alleged tampering with the witnesses, but the ori- ginal motion and the amendment were ultimately withdrawn. On the motion for going into a committee of supply, Mr. Hume brought forward a motion for discontinuing the grant of S21,000 a-year to the King of Hanover, as a waste of public money, and unjust to the people of England. I Mr. Williams seconded the motion, which was opposed by Sir R. Peel, Lord Worsley, &c., on the ground that it would violate public faith. On a division, the motion was rejected by 197 to 91. Adjourned. MONDAY, JULY 3. Mr. yilliers presented a petition from the landowners, farni* ers and inhabitants of Kent, agreed to at a meeting on Penen. deu-heaih, for a rep'lal of the corn-laws. Mr. Ferrand piesented a petition from 25,000 thread-work knitters of the counties of Nottingham, Derby, and Leicester, complaining of the suffering to which they were sub- jected by the effects of roach,nery, and gave notice that he would bring It under the notice of the house at an early day. The Norfolk Island Bill was read a second time Mr. Blewitt gave notice that he would to,morrow ask her Majesty's Ministers whether the Duke of Wellington was in the political service of the crown, subject to Ministerial responsi- bility. In answer 10 a question from Mr. Roebuck Sir R. Peel saul he was not aware that any dispatches had been received at the India House by the last mail, stating that fresh attacks were about 10 be made by agents of the deposed Ameers in the present Government of Sinde. The house went into committee on the Irish Arms Bill. The CommIttee, hJvlog gol through the Bill as far as the 12th clause, resumed, the other orders of the dsy were then dis ^Mock0 6 e a^jou,ned a' a quarter past two
MISCELLANY. There 's.no selfishness where there is a wife and family and r »i ic UP mutual charities every thing achieved H/'han Vlct9/y everything endured for them a triumph. f vei' °f death has been drawn between us and the objec o our regard, how quicksighted do we become to their nierits, and how bitterly do we then remember words or looks of unkindness which may have escaped us in our intercourse r^ifii etIl* f v careful should such thoughts render us in tbe meint of those offices of affection which it may yet be in our power to perform for who can tell how soon the moment ma/ ?TT}v.e when repentance cannot be followed by reparation 1 A lugitive slave undergoing an examinational Northampton, onnecticut, when asked if his master was a Christian, replied, £ °> sar, he's a member of Congress." EXTREMES.—A mizer grows rich by seeming poor, an ex- travagant man grows poor by seeming rich. iERTILITY OF CHINA.—All writers who have visited China agree in their accounts of its fertility. Uulialde has a long chapter on the fertility which reigns in China, in which he ob- ?er^s' that almost all that other kingdoms afford may be found ln 9"lna but that China produces an infinite number of things which are to be found nowhere else. This plenty, he says, may be attributed as well to the depth of the soil, as to the painlul industry of its inhabitants, and the great number of lakes, rivers, brooks, and canals, wherewith tbe country is wa tered.- iialt /tits on Population. IIJE PREcious METALS.—Paracelsus, and that ingenuous as ro'ogic-physician Culpeper, assert that gold and silver have Vlr,ue' The magic of this virtue, commercially Oonsi- ■e 'ls "?terest physically, it is chimerical and metapiby- S!fr.;r,y' a fine subtle genius, or spirit, as capable nl rea- uP°n matter as any deist since Bolingbroke.—Chat- Antiquaries have just given forth that artil- i „no.Wl? 'ong before the battle ot Cressy. Mr. Cob » stated tho? ou* an Saxon chronicle, in which he finds n ~i canons of Edgar were brought out to re- nZ J %Sy; -Vvnch. .Kio 'e,ad'ng counsel on the home circuit, being UI-«ct«.r Hsii Cr ^y.to find his hat in the robing room atWest- Pnllnrh*" ?X0J.aitned that he had lost his castor. Then takde POdllocks, .(which happ.ened to be lying near) was the apt and ready rejoinder of Sir W. Follett. BFECH fnpAfIffk~e leaves of this tree are often used as a substitute for feathers in a bed. Evelyn says, that being ga- K won thpv form ih i& s°mewhat before they are much frost toarl of straw K a easiest mattresses in the world, „ tncpther th'pr besides their tenderness and loose yinn- before which tim«nt.lnUe sweet for Beven or eight years p. slraw becomes musty and hard. NEGRO ^WNG —RHE editor of the Boston Mail ridicules Mr. Henson and his aerial steam carriage, and predicts that the first care pvnprim plane will end somewhat like Sambo s.^sl ^hen he undertook to fly from the garret wind0\^oaPatlr of »ing. manufactured out of a lea ther apron. J^he honest negro struck the ground with his head hard enoug e'^Se hammer; and springing to his lft with a kmd of ^sbs0^. matched'his woolly'pate, ex- D?,EFBV^H.A3JAI?.«B»D HIM «UICKA; How T° M"KtnL^c"" B»E.~The leech which it is inten- ded to aPR,y jeft t| til1.nl." a saucer containing fresh Ut;cr, and is ^gitis to be Quite lively. When it has moved « the vessel"for a few moments, it is to be quickly taken ou and app!led. This method raiely disappoint exp.ectatiand even dull leeches, and those which have been ustd not long before, will do their dutv U will be seen, with astonishment, how qu,ckly they bite. r A fiTRIDGES.-The nests of partridges have been found to be very plentiful in the northern counties in England, and it is anticipated that the birds will be plump an(1 strong- Young hares are very plentiful and forwaid, which in some preserves are aotually swarming in such multitudes that several thriving wheat crops have in a great measure been destroyed by them. ORIGIN OF THE TERM "FARMS."—Collet, In his Common Place Book, says that in the Saxon's time the estates which the Lords of Manors granted to the freemen were, at the first, but for years, with a lender of rent, which in those days were of corn and other victual, and thence the leases so made were called feormes or farmes, which word signifieth victuals; but times ensuing turned the victuals into money, and terms of years into terms of life and inheritance, retaining the rents, and those called quit rents, or the rents of those persons that were acquitted or free. A farm, as we learn from Bosworth, was also called "fet-omeham," a provision or food-house. DULCE DOMUM.—The old and favourite song of "Duice Domum," the melody of which is so classical and pleasing, was written about two centuries ago, by a Winchester scholar, de- tained at the usual time of breaking up, and chained to a tree or pillar, for an offence to the master, when the other scholars had liberty to visit their respective homes. This unfortunate youth was so affected with the loss of his liberty, and at being detained from home and all that was dear to him, that, before his companions returned to school, he died of a broken heart. In memory of this incident, the scholars of Winchester College, attended by the master, chaplain, organist, and choristers, have an annual procession, and walk three times round the pillar or tree to which their unhappy fellow collegian was chained, chaunting appropriate Latin verses, of which the fol- lowing is a translation of the first verse Sing a sweet melodious measure, Waft enchanting lajs around Home's a theme replete with pleasure Home a grateful theme, resound. CURE FOR CORNs.-The following remedy is simple and in- fallible, and costs nothing in pain or money. Soak the foot affected in warm water for half an hour or so, until the corn is somewhat softened-then pare it down as much as possible, and put a little common soap, say on going to bed, which should be confined to the part affected by a rag or cot. In two or three days a complete cure will be effected. REPORTED SOURCE OF THE ADOPTED NAME OF REBECCA.— It is understood to be founded on the 60th verse of the 24th chapter of Genesis. 'And they blessed Hebekah, and said onto her, Thou art our sister; be thou the mother of thou- sands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them. THE PURITANS.—The Puritan was made up of two different men, the one of self-abasement, penitence, gratitude, passion the other proud, calm, inflexible, sagacious. He prostrated himself in the dust before his maker but he set his foot on the neck of his king. In his devotional retirement he piayed with convulsions, and groans, and tears. He was half maddened by glorious or terrible illusions. He heard the lyres of angels, or the tempting whisper of fiends. He caught a gleam of the heatic vision, or woke screaming from dreams of everlasting fire. Like Vane, he thought himself entrusted with a sceptre or tne millennial year. Like rleetwcod, he cried in the bitter- ness of his soul that God had hid his face from him. But when he took his seat in the council, or girt ou his sword for war, these tempestuous workings of the soul bad left no perceptible trace behind them. People who saw nothing of the godly but their uncouth visages, and heard nothing from them but their groans and their whining hymns, might laugh at them. But those had little reason to laugh who encountered them in the hall of debate, or in the field of battle. These fanatics brought to civil and military affairs a coolness of judgment and an im- mutability of purpose, which writers have thought inconsistent with their religious zeal, but which were in fact the necessary effects of it. The intensity of their feeling on one subject made them tranquil on every other. One overpowering senti- ment had subjected to itself pity and hatred, ambition and fear. Death had lost its terrors, and pleasure its charms. They had their smiles and their tears, their raptures and their sorrows, but not for the things of this world. Enthusiasm had made them stoics, had cleared their minds from every vulgar passion and prejudice, and raised them above the influence of danger and corruption.—Macaulay's Essays. FOXES.—It is a fact worthy of observation that game and beasts of warren and chase this season are most numerous and abundant. In mountainous districts in the counties of Cum- berland and Westmoreland the litters of cub foxes are so over- numerous that great numbers have already been destroyed by hunting, trapping, shooting, and other means. In the southern counties such-like conduct would be stigmatised as unsports manlike; but, when it is remembeied that the districts where foxes breed the most in the north are inaccessible to horsemen in the chase, and that the hunts are only attended by foot people, that stigma will be obviated, and the reason why foxes are hunted and cubs destroyed at this season of the year is because they make such dreadful destruction among the lambs and flocks of sheep which are bred and reared on the mountains. ROYAL MARRIAGE. Three thousand per annum What is it ? Why not a drop of water from the ocean of John Bull's funds. But it is the prin- cip e the admirable principle of philanthropy vindicated "in the grant-the Christianity, in fact, of the deed. We are suf- fering cold, hunger, and nakedness; and yet we give away a snip of our blanket--a corner of our penny-loaf-a wristband of our one shirt, to the hereditary Duke of Mecklenburgh 11 atrehtz! May be, until the age of Nestor, enjoy the com- pelled donations! and so be a continual evidence of the mag- nanimity of John Bull! Maj he increase and multiply; and, if possible, induce John to treat every little Strelitz with coral- and-bells and silver-mug. He, himself-the Hereditary Duke of Mecklenburgh Strelitx-cut his teeth at the expense of Eng- land, his father having been for years its pensioner. When the old Duke shall be promoted from the wants and miseries of this world-why, the Hereditary Duke will, in all probability, sue ceed to the English gold. This is but right. The eldest son of a beggar by right, succeeds to his father's walk when his father begs no longer. Three thousand per annum We were never great dabs at arithmetic but, perhaps, there are hard- headed accountants amongst the operatives of Bolton, or in the cellars of Manchester, who will acquaint us with the exact number of their beds, tables, chairs, saucepans, and other household chatties, seized by the Queen's broker, that would be necessary to make up £ 3,000—one year's salary for the Hereditary Duchess of Mecklenburgh Strelitz 1-Punch. ANOTHER MARRIAGE FROM ST. JAMES'S. MR. PUNCH,—I am a German, in the suite of the Hereditary Duke of Mecklenburg Strelitz; I brush his coat, black his boots, and make myself generally useful. (A gentleman from Paternoster-row, for the trifling gratuity of one-and-sixpence, writes this for me.) In my own country I make a tolerable living by training bullfinches; and, to confess the the truth, my object in coming to England with the Duke was to establish an agency here in London for the sale of my best pipers. Well, Mi-. Punch, the Grand Duke is about to marry the Princess Augusta. All happiness be with them, as the gentle- man said in the House of Commons, when Sir Robert Peel talked of an income. Now, Sir, the Princess has a female servant to whom I am distractedly attached. I feel that our fate is inseparably linked together, and that either she or the Serpentine must be my destiny. In a word, I am as much over head and ears in love with Mary Anne as my distin- guished master is in love with Augusta. And now, Mr. Punch, I want to ask you the precise amount I ought to demand from St. James's parish if I, a stalwartbreeder of German bullfinches, marry Mary Ann 1 I am not avaricious; and so let it be £ 300. a year. Although my heart is bursting for Mary Ann, the jg300. per annum I must have otherwise I should be laughed at, on my return to my native land, no German ever yet having taken a wife from St. James's without being capitally paid by John Bull for the compliment.-I remain, your obedient servant, GOTTLIEB GOLDSTICK. P.S. As Mary Anne's father was many years managing man of a large establishment for the sale of German clocks, he is rich, very rich,and therefore promises to allow Mary Anne pin- money as long as he lives. But, Mr. Punch, life is uncertain so I must have the £300, per annum guaranteed after the demise of the old gentleman. This the parish of St, James's can't deny. —Punch. J
QAURTRAINS FOR QUARTER DAY. WE have liv'd and lov'd together In the oottage of content, But I'm sure I know not whether We ever paid the rent. We watched the daylight going To the west on golden wings, Then without our landlord's knowing We slyly mov'd^ur things. We have seen the dark-ey'd stranger Still watching our abode We knew that there was danger. For we thought of what we owed We have seen our assets dwindle Down to our final sou, You felt that we must swindle, And I always felt with you. What a flinty heart pervades men, When they look on one that's poor, We have seen the stony tradesmen Who would never trust us more. Let us cross the Scottish Border, Leave the lion in his lair For not e'en a judge's order I'm told can reach us there.
MORAL COSMETICS. Ye, who would save your features florid, Lithe limbs, bright eyes, unwrinkled forehead, From age's devastation horrid, Adopt this plan- 'Twill make in climates, cold or torrid, A hale old man Avoid, in youth, luxurious diet; Restrain the passions' lawless riot Devoted to domestic quiet, Be wisely gay; So shall ye, spite of age's fiat, Resist decay. Seek not in Mammon's worship pleasure, But find your richest, dearest treasure, In books, friends, music, polish'd leisure The mind, not sense, Make the sole scale by which we measure Your opulence. This is the solace-this the science, Life's purest, sweetest, best appliance, That disappoints not man's reliance, Whate'er his state But challenges, with calm defiance, Time, fortune, fate. —New Monthly Magazine:
SUMMER. SONG op A MOUNTAINEER; > ALL hail glad summer, bright and fair, Producing all things rich and rare Each op ning bud of blooming spring, Into perfection thou dost bring. How sweet to ramble o'er the lawn, The rosy hours of healthful morn, When fields in verdant bloom appear To charm the rustic mountaineer. yon tall em bowr'ing trees 1 oft inhale the cooling breeze, Or bask beneath each sunny ray As through the flow'ry meads I stray. 'Midst craggy wilds abroad I roam The precincts of my woodland home, Or wildly wander through the glen Far from the busy haunts of men. O'er hill and dale, through glen and glade, 'Neath fairy groves inviting shade, I love to wander fancy free, Nature in all her charms to see. Abersychan, June 27th, 1843. JAMJSS.
A REFLECTION. CONSIOERING the long and loud lament That Want and Misery and Hunger utter Methinks a Father might be well content To spread his Children's bread with Cambridge butter. Then what indignant phrases shali suffice. Within the compass of a song or sonnet, When Wealth comes forward with its well-spread slices, Aud asks our Poverty for sugar on it!
RAILROAD FROM PARIS TO CALAIS.—The committee ap- pointed to examine this line made their report in the chamber on Friday, and recommended that it should pass by Bethune, Aire, St Omer, and Watten, and thence to Calais. There would be a branch line from Calais to Dunkirk. The commit- tee admits the adoption of a branch line to Boulogne, but does not lecommend that any fund shall be provided for that purpose. It approves of the clauses and conditions of the treaty between the ftlinisterof the Public Works and the Rothschild Company, but has modified it in certain points. The lease fixed at forty years is agreed to. The government would have a right to I' despatch special trains for the conveyance of letters, which are to go at the rate of forty kilometres (ten leagues) per hour. It is supposed that letters leaving Paris at seven in the even- ing would reach London the next day at eleven, and Brussels at five in the morning.
LONDON MARKETS. 1 fg4j, C'OUM EXCHANGE, MARK-LANE. MONDAY, JULY 3, —The supply of English wheat was very short this m°r and it was taken off readily at an advance of 2s. p«r 9r' ,o<J last Monday's prices; old foreign was ls. per qr. dearend fresh qualities much inquired for. There was a wheat in bond on the spot with a view to clearing it 'n I-def certificates. Barley, beans, and pease, very scarce, aD<? ? oJts ls. per qr. dearer. There were a dozen cargoes of If'5 rtjC|« fresh up this morning, but otherwise our arrivals of this a have been very moderate since this day week^ we note per qr. higher than last Monday, but not so free Friday. Current Prices of Gram per Imperial Quarter. 4 s | f jM Wheat English .48 to 56 Old Beans Rye 32 to 36 Tick Beans Barley 27 to 33 Oats (Potatoe) *« # Malt 50 to 60 Ditto (Feed) White Pease (Boilers) 30 to 34 Flour Grey Pease 27 to 29 Official Corn Averages and Duty, June 24» „,ti Wht. I Barl. jiOats. j Rye .1 Bean* i Aggregate average s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. J> 6 of 6 weeks. 41 4 27 5 19 2 SO 2 27 U Z, qr. qr. qr. qr. ( qr. A f Duty onFor.Corn 20 0 9 0 8 0 11 6 11 6 hi., bl. bl. I ti. bl. bl. a o 0/ o o/o o o or^>
SMITHFIELD MARKET-JULY 3. P(F/ There was a scanty attendance of both London and buyers, most of whom manifested much disinclination "j up chase, except on lower terms. The primest Scots were somewhat more freely than of late, and the improven,e° ticed in the currencies on Friday last—of 2d. per 8lbs^»l 1 supported but, with other breeds, the trade ruled inacttfjjj. unvaried quotations. Sheep were in large supply, but bers of prime old Downs were unusually scarce. The trade was extremely inactive, yet the best Downs sold J 4s. 2d. to 4s. 4d. per 8lbs.—but in other breeds exceeof little was passing, and their value was with difficulty supP II 10, For lambs the demand was very dull at an abatement o Monday's quotations of quite 2d. per 81bs., the highe*1 gj, not exceeding 5s. per 81bs. The number of calves w>s oj, the sale active, at an improvement in their rates of 0j*5' 4d. per 81bs., the top figure realizing 5s. per 81bs. 1°Xj, fair amount of business was transacted at full pricesf 3#« 4s. per 81bs. About 200 came to hand from Ireland. Per st. ef BIbs., sinking the offar. d. s. d. s. d. s. d« 0 Beef 3 4 to 3 6 Lamb 4 0 » Mutton 3 6 to 3 8 Veal 4 0 »" Pork, 3s. 8d. to 4s. Od.
PRICES OF SHARES AT LONDON• BRITISH MIKES. No. Ol NAME OP OJ> S>' £ Shares COMPANY. £ gA1 < 500 Anglesey 5 4,000 Bedford 1? 100 Botallack 175 20,000 British Iron '0 8,000 Blaenavon 50 -JJ 120 Brewer — iGJJ 79 Budnick n 1,000 Cam Brae 15 5,000 Consols Tretoil Mining Association. V 2,000 Cornubian Lead Company 3 512 Cook's Kitchen — 112 Charlestown — 3^° 128 Cregg Braws 40 128 Coshen 15 15" 10,000 Durham County Coal Co.. 37 128 East Pool — j 100 Great Consols 97 10,000 Hibernian 12$ 1,000 Holmbush 14 40 ♦ 2,000 IsleofSerk (Guernsey) 15 80 Levant — 45" 20,000 Mining Co. of Ireland 7 128 Mostyn Mines 100 70 North Roskear — 3,000 Polberou Consols 10 "*I 128 Penstnifhal 37 10,000 Rhymney Iron. 50 12S South Caradon — 800 South Towan 10 J.' 64 South Wheal Bassett — 48*' 57 Speam Moor. 70 135 Tregollan — « j 64 South Wheal Bassett 57 Speam Moor. 70 135 Tregollan — « j 4,000 Treleigh Consols. 5 'L I 6,000 Tamar Consols 3 ,/= I 6,000 Tin Croft 7 j 128 Trewavas — „AQ 1 120 Treviskey and Barrier foflO 96 Tresavean — 120 Trethellan — c 4,000 United Hills 5 .nl 6,000 Wicklow Copper.•• ,n «0 3,845 West Wheal Jewel 1°J 1 qZ 120 West Trethellan 5 2 50 Wheal Vor 500 "Z f 1,000 Wheal Bandon 4 .Xt 1,000 West Carbery f
PRICES OF SHARES AT BRISTOl" COMMERCIAL ROOMS, BRISTOI-I all COMMERCIAL ROOMS, BRISTOI-I all Paid. P' ict qOi Aj Great Western Railway Company 65 til ti Ditto HalfShares 50 ifijii Ditto One-Fifth Shares 12 — Great Western Steamer 95 BristolSteam Navigation 130 <6 Bristol and Exeter Railway 70 Si « Birmingham and Gloucester 100 «7 5) Cheltenham and Gt. Western Union 80 —" A TaffVale 100 tll Severn and Wye av35 — jl Kennet and Avon Canal .av40 '— Si 01 West of Eng. & South Wales Dist. Bank 12J 9i.fi Eastern Counties 23 ■ 0]3 London and Birmingham 100 — eX at London and Southampton 38$— s Leeds and Manchester. 70 .1
CURRENT PRICE OF GOLD AND SlLV^4 ,3 tor. Gold in brs. peroz. £ 3 17 9 New Dollars..i Portugal pieces 3 17 5 | Silver in brs (stn
BRISTOL PRICES CURRENT OF LEATHER t, RAW GOODS. --a, b. lb. d. d. lb. .J Crop Hides perlb 80.35—1 ltol2 Tlo-ht l9 Foreign Hides .30 5 £ IS |[ » .Vjj j is 1!' Butts English. 16 20-146 156 Kip., English and ,J 24 26—15 16 Petersburg^ <2 28 30—15 17 9 jt extra 34 86-15 18 East India „ 16 |* Foreign. is 20-13 14. Seal Skins small 14 22 26—11 14 middling ft jf j' 28 30—11 14 J |« Extra strong 34 36-10 14 Basils „ • > Best Saddlers' offal, Foreign Bellie8" t j) Hides 37 40—134 18 Foreign Should'1*. 1«J jl Common ditto 35 40—13 14 Dressing Hide \9 Shaved Hides 18 22—14 21 Ditto Shoulders • Shoe Hides 20 23—13 131 — Welsh Hides 124 13$PAW fiOO11 Bull Hides 10 12 R .a1' English Horse Hides 12 L3 Drysalted East Indi# )If/ Welsh ditto 11 13 Kips, No. 'gd, German ditto 13 16 ,O<L..J, Spanish ditto 14 21 Brined No. 1 —li ttr Ditto Shaved, without at butts lis to 15s Od each. Dry Spanish Horse Horse Butts II 13 to of BestPatternskins56 64—23 24 Bark .#"?0 0s' Zet j 65 70-24 26 Valonia. £ 18 to Common Pattern 22 23 Shumac ,43S- <. 100 120—16 20 Glue pieces(flsd) f 30 36—15 18 (unfleshed) BRISTOL HAY MARKET. £ 3 b 6 Hay per Ton £ 2 14 0 ji Straw per Dozen 2 Newport, Saturday, July 8, 1343 Vl rinted and Published for the Sole Proprietor, jp' DOWLING, of Crindau, near Newport, at in tl>« ,h General Printing Office, situate in Corn-street,f j rough of Newport, by JOHN O DWYER, street, in the said Borough. wr»rwic^'2lll>*v' London Agents:—Messrs. Newton and Co.rWaj* 4* fat*' Mr. R. Barker, 33 Fleet-street Mr. G. Reyn'e» cery-lane Mr. S. Deacon, Coffee-house, the Mansion-house, where this Paper is regular"