TERESA MILANOLLO. By the Author of "Plighted Troth." Hushed is the orchestra's harmonious din Save one long—earnest—thrilling note rung on- The pause of Genius ere that it begin its awful mission 1—'l is decreed. Without Or fear or falter, onward sweeps the strain 1 u conscious might. And now it proudly burneth With lofty thoughts that all less high, disdain— And now unto rapt Extasie it turnfth- Now melts to tears, and chastening all of Earth In earthly passion, pensive grows and lowly, Anon serene and calm-the Second Birth Of Genius—reverential the? and Holy!- Thus running, of Mind militant, the race, And in its trials triumphing, until Proved and f und faithful, it doih wing apace Towards the eteinal summit of that Hill Where Song's supreme, and 'mid the ethereal Quires Of prophesying Seraphs who proclaim A Glory to be canoDiwu-explres To instant rise again to tife and Fame! — And who hath rung this strain, and won this crown, Who may it be, the Bard, of whom this lay Is type and voice, and « ho is thus sent down To teach Man how to joy and weep and praj ?— Behold! "l'is even she —the Maiden Child With Italy's gold olive in her cheek And ebon ray in hair and eye the mild Yet not withal less resolute Girl, than meek, Who stands before you, clasping in one hand A little homely instrument laid in her breast, Whilet in the other one, a wizard wand Ruling its chords, from that soft place of rest Draws forth a stream of sweet and noble thought So thrilling, we know not the which it be, Anguish or joy. it hath within us wrought, The Rapture heaves in such lost agony Of tears and sighing—only to surcease W hen that the soaring Theme upborne above Earth's yearnings, swells into a hymn of peace And praise, and piety, and blessed ItfVe And Life Immortal!—Oh the gift, the gift Of such rare Faculty divine Avaunt, Ye sordid Artisans of Sound, that lift No soul, or lap it in Llysium!" Haunt No Hall of Poet's Harmony Your sleight And conjury of hand's all vanity And vexation! Ye've n,) Faith. No, none. The Light Is Darkness in ye! fallen Humanity Needs higher, holier Teachers! Stand aloof— Whilst our young; Prophetess and fatron Saint, Our second St. Cecilia, from the roof Of Poesy's high Heaven descends to paint In revelations lyrical—alone Interpretation meet of things supernal- The glories that encompass that Sky Throne. its majesty, and might, and love and truth Eternal!
POEM. The day is done, and the darkness Falls from the wings of night, As a feather is wafted downward From an eagle in his flight. I see the lights of the village Gleam through the rain and the raisiT, And a feeling of sadness comes o'er me, That my soul cannot resist; A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain. Come, read to me some poem, Some simple and heartfelt lav, That shall soothe this restiess feeling, And banish the thoughts of day. Not from the grand old masters, Not from the bards sublime, Whose distant footsteps echo Through the corridors of time. For like strains of martial music, Their mighty thoughts suggest Life's endless toils and endeavour, And to-night I long for rest. Read from some humbler poet. Whose songs gushed from his lxeatc-, As showers from the clouds of summer, Or tears from the eyelids start; Who through long days of labour, And nights devoid of ease, Still heard in his soul the music Of wonderful melodies. Such songs have power to quiet The restless pulse of care, And come like the benediction That follows after prayer. Then read from the treasured volume The poetn of thy choice, And lend to the rhyme of the poet, The beauty of thy voice. And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares that infest the day, Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, And as silently steal away. —THE WAIT.
The Queen's Grand Ball. INVITATIONS NEARLY 1,500. The Qutfco gave a bal costume on Friday, at Buckingham Palace, at which all the guests appeared in the costume of the period between 1740 and 1750. The company numbered about twelve hundred, and included the diplomatic corps and the prrxi- cipal foreigners of distinction at piea«n*-i» ifee-metropolls, all Of whoro Jdopted the foreign costumes of that date, appearing in file uniform of their respective nations. The nobility and genti y present, in numerous cases, adopted the costumes of members c their families living at that period, the dresses being copied from; family portrait* .ith the greatest exactness. This magnificent fete has brought the costume of the period so much under public ftotice as to render a precise description of it unnecessary. Every possible variety of colour, texture, and material, and the greatest magnificence of embroidery and jewelled decoration consistent with propriety were brought to bear on this quaint and antiquated costume, and .be result was a harmony and unity of effect per- fectly surprising. Most of thft gentlemen appeared in velvet coats crimson, black; or bilje-most richly embroidered with gold or sliver, or trimmed -with gold lace powdered wigs were universal, and the stile of coiffure was so complete as to render recognition, except aip0ng intimate friends, difficult. Gentle- men holding military commissions in her majesty's service, ap- peared, as nearly 111. possible, in the corresponding uniforms of their respective st"nices at the period selected for the fete thus, the Duke of Wellington appeared in the uniform of the Duke of Cumberland f,f that day the Earl of Cardigan in the uniform of the 11th Dragoons at the Battle of Culloden, and the Marquess of Londonderry in the dress of a cavalry officer of the time Lord Forester appeared in the dress of captain of the honourable corps of Ger.ttemen pensioners; the Duke of Rutland was dressed in the. full costume of a Knight of the Garter a century back the ^lancelloi of the Exchequer in the dress of his predecessor in office of the period Mr. Curzoo in a very cui ious Venetian cos- tume; the Duke of Beaufort, the Earl of Wilton, Earl Fitzhar- dinge, T ord Shelburne, Mr. Nugent Vaoghan, Lord Morpeth, Lord Stanley, and Viscount Alford, were distinguished by the richness of their costumes. The Earl of Liverpool, the Earl De- iawarr, and Lord Ernest Bruce, the great officers of the house. hold, appeared in the dress of their respective offices, and were distinguished by the extraordinary magnificence of their apparel. Many Scottish gentlemen wore the Highland costume of the time which, though retaining all its peculiarity, yet was suffi- ciently identified with the age, in the coat and high-heeled shoe, so as to harmonise completely with the rest. Among the most beautiful Scottish dressps were those of the Marquess of Breadal- bane, the Master of Sirathaiho. and Captain A- Gordon Cum. ming. The officers who wore infantry dresses displayed the long white gaiters which remained in vogue, even up to the reign of George IV. The cavalry all wore high military boots, and some of them the crimson-silk sword belt fringed with gold, which gave them very much the appearance of a modern Grand Cross of the Bath. The cavalry were also distinguished by the three-cornered hat, while the infantry displayed the old-fashioned high-peaked grenadier cap. The diesses of the ladies did not display an equal variety with those of the gentlemen the style of all was the name, the only difference being in the costliness of the mate- rial, the taste in the choice ot colours, and the display of jewels in decorations. A few appeared in little velvet hats, with one or two feathers, but they were exceptions. The general head-dress was the hair powdered, a ridge of curls round the forehead and face, and the hair falling back with curls on the shoulders, or else wigs which came still closer to the fashion of the duy. Some of the ladies made a differenre in the fashion of wearing their trains; instead of starting from the waist, it fell at once from the shoulders, not being confined at all at the waist, but descending at once to the bottom of the skirt. The material of which these were composed was generally old brocaded silks and satins, many of them embioidered in gold and silver, or worked in needle work the trains weie iooped up with golden clasps, bunches of floweis, and bouquets of brilliants and precious stones, display- ing dresses of old point, Valeuciennes, or Guipure lace, not too long to conceal the high-beeied, sharp-pointed, and diamond- ornamented white saiio shoe. The ladies wore hoops, which very much extended the dress on each side, without adding to the rotundity of the figure. The effect of powder rendered the com- plexion of the younger ladies much more brilliant, and added not a little to the effect of this magnificent fete. Among the dresses distinguished for their splendour were those of the Duchess of Sutherland, the Marchioness of Avlesbury, the Marchioness of Douro, and Miss Burdett Coutts. The pages of honour were dressed in the complete costume of the period in miniature, and having a large white satin bow, or knot, en the right shoulder. The Queen and Prince Albert, accompanied by their illus- trious guests, the Duke and Duchess of Nemour3, bv the mem- bers of the Royal Family, and attended by the ladies in waiting, and, as usual, the officers of state, left the drawing-room at half- past ten o'clock, and passed through the saloon to the ball-room, where they received the company. Her Majesty and the royal family having taken their usual sta- tions at their platform, the dancing commenced with a Polonaise, danced by the Queen and Prince Albert, the Duke and Duchess de Nemoura, followed by their distinguished guests. The dance extended through all the state apartments, all the bands striking up the same tune. After this dance the assem- bled company passed slowly before the Queen. Her Majesty then left the room, and proceeded to the throne room. The first minuet was then formed, consisting of The Queen Prince George Duchess de Nemours Prince Albert Lady Douro Prince Edward Lady Mount EdRecumbe Prince Leningen Duchess of Roxburgh Duke of Beaufort Duchess of Buccleuch Lord Leveson Lady Waterfoid Lord Exeter Lady Sydney Lord Douro After the minuet followed a quadrille. The Queen Prince Albert Lady Ailesbury Prince George Lady Dalmeny Prince Edward Duchess of Buccleuch Lord Exeter Lady Seymour Lord Clanricarde Lady Blandford Lord Granby Lady CanniDg Lord Douglas Lad, Villierj Lord Abercorn At the conclusion of this dance the royal patty returned to the ball-room. The Countess of Jersey's minuet was then formed and danced. This was followed by the Marchioness of Breadalbane's strathspey. The Countess of Chesterfield's minuet was the last dqpee be- fore supper. At twelve o'clock the Queen and her illustrious guests passed to supper, which was served, as usual, in the gieai dining-room, in a style of royal splendour. The-hall was concluded by the old English country dance known as Sir RoaerCovertey in which both her Majesty and the Prince took pun." This was danced in tbe Picture Gallery. In the Polonaise her Majesty was preceded by the Vice-Cham- berlain, the Treasurer, and Comptroller of the Household, with two gentlemen ushers to clear the way the great officers of state and others joining in the Polonaise. Collinet's band, including Messrs. Nadaud, Auguste Tol- becque, Delofi'e, Pillet, Bourotte, Jacquin, Mellon, the cele- brated cornet a piston performer Arban, and othet artists of first-rate talent, was stationed in the ball-room, and performed God save the Queen." On the royal party passing from the saloou to the ball-room, the Polonaise, ptayed for the first dance, was composed, by command of the Queen, by Musard, for the occasion. This was followed by an andante. The Minuet d'Enaudet was danced by the Countess ef Jersey's party, and again by the Countess of Chesterfield's party. In the thione-room M. Musard, with his orchestra, was sta- tioned, and in this apaitment the Queendanced the Minuet de la Cour. Musard's new quadrille and Polonaise, both composed by command of her Majesty for the occasion. The quadrille is entitled" Quadrille de 1845 de la Cour d'Angleterre, ou Sovenir de 1740 et 50. Also a morceau arranged expressly by Musard for the royal fete, from an air of Gluck's opera, Iphigenia. M. Weippert's band attended in the picture gallery, and per- fOlmed during the evening De Polonaise, Minuet de la Cour, Minuet d'Exaudet, Bal Costume Quadrilles (composed expressly from airs of the period, 17.10.1750), Desert Quadrilles, At Home Quadiilles. In the strathspey dance the tunes played by her Majesty's piper were, "Miss Drummoud of Perth," "TuHochgorum," and The Marquess of Huntley's Highiand Fling." The Yea. men of the Guard lined the grand hall and staircase, wearing their coronation costume, andcommaaded by Captain Sadler, the exon in waiting, Sir G. P. Lee, the lieutenant; Sir George Houlton, the ensign and Mr. Ellerthorp, the adjutant of the corps, attended. Her Majesty and Prince Albert and their illustrious guests, the Duke and Duchess de Nemours and Prince ol Leningen, re- tired at half-past two o'clock from the state rooms, and the gene- ral company took their departure. Thus closed this magnificent fete, which completely, as it were, resuscitated a past age, so perfectly did the aristocracy of the country, who were her Majesty's guests on this occasion, identify themselves with the spirit and intention of their Sove- reign. The lapse of three generations might be forgotten, and ihe court of George H. seemed aCluallyagain to exist. Every dress was a complete study of historical costume and the effect of the whole was as interesting and magnificent as can well be imagined. A comparison may naturally be made between the second bal costume and that of the reign of Edward, given by her Majesty three years ago; and, in spite of the gay and brilliant costume of an age of chivalry-knighh in flashing armour robes and mantles ùf velvet-waving plumes and surcoats glittering with the emblazonry of arms-in spite of all the variety of a romantic and picturesque age—yet, such was the unity of effect—such the admirable manner in which all her Majesty's guests had obeyed their instructions, not only in the costume itself, but also in a measure in adopting the manner of the time"—that this fele, in its grave and format magnificence, may well take its place by <he side of its gay and brilliant predecessor, and leave in doubt to which the preference should be given. The following were among tne costumes worn on the occa- sion :— I-ha MAJESTY'S DRESS.—Composed of gold tissue, brocaded In coloUlld flowers, green leaves and silver, trimmed round the top, bottom, and sides (the upper dress being open in front), with paint lace over red ribbon the dress looped up with red satin ribbons and two I Hge bows, in each of which is a diamond bow and tassel. The stomacher composed of two large diamond bows and a diamond point; the sleeves, (which are tight), finished with point lace ruffles, and trimmed with red ribbon, on the left arm the garter in diamonds, and on the right a diamond rosette. The blue ribbon and diamond George as usual. The under petticoat 01 white and silver tissue trimmed with a deep flounce of rich point lace (which had belonged to Queen Char- lotte), headed by a quilling of red satin ribbou and bows, above a narrower Bounce of point lace trimmed like the other, in each ribbon bow a diamond rosette. DUCHESS OF 3>TEMOURS.—Rose coloured Chinese damask dress, richly trimmed with gold blonde and pearls and silver fringes. Under-dress of point d'Alencon lace, having a deep border of silver, with large silver rosettes. In front were silver lapels. The stomacher was composed of large brilliants and pearls, and 00 the left shoulder was a beautiful nosegay with diamond wheat- ears intermixed. Shoes of purple satin, embroidered with fleur de lis in gold and diamonds. Gloves embroidered in gold with the fleur de lis to correspond. THE DUCHESS OF BEAUFORT.—Hat of black velvet, ornamented with red ribbons, edged with the largest brilliants, with a splen- did ornament of diamonds and turquoise in the centre of pink feathers. Dress of beautiful white figured satin, with splendid lace, and artificial flowers on each side. The stomacher of green satin, covered with diamonds. The petticoat of green satin, trimmed with a double border of the richest lace. LADY CAROLINE SOMERS COCKS AND THB HON, FRANCES DEVB- REUX.—Diess of rich brocaded silk, looped up with two wreaths of red roses, showing the under petticoat of bright climson gros de Naples. The body trimmed with point lace, opening in front, and displaying the stomacher of red silk, ornamented with dia- monds and pearls. Head dress, a wreath of red roses and dia- monds; cravat of black velvet fastened with diamonds, and a magnificent pearl necklace. HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT.— A suit of jhe richest crimson velvet of Spitalfields manufacture, the coat lined with white satin, edged throughout with gold. The buttons were of gold. On his left braast his royal highness wore a most splendid star of the Order of the Garter, composed of diamonds, with the exception of the cross, which was formed of rubies. The badge of the order was confined at the shoulder by aD epaulette com- posed of large brilliants, and a most splendid George was evs- peaded from the ribbon, wholly formed of brilliants. The prince also wore the insignia of the Golden Fleece, formed of opals and diamonds. The garter was set in brilliants, and the hilt of his royal highness's sword was cnvered with diamonds. The waistcoat was of white satin, also of Spitalfields manufac- ture, richly and elegantly embroidered with gold, the buttons being of gold. Shoe buckles of diamonds. Hat three-cornered, edged with gold lace, with handsome diamond ornament on the eockade in front. His ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DutE DK NEMOURS.—Costume of a colonel-general of French infantry of the period in question. Coat of white cloth, the front of which was neatly covered with gold embroidery of the richest design, lined with crimson watered silk. The sleeves turned up with crimson velvet, richly embroi- dered, and the breeches were of the same materia). The stock- ings were of crimson silk, with gold embroidery. The shoes bad red heels, and were fastened with diamond buckles. The sword had gold appointmeuts, and was diamond-hilted. H-tttrimtned wIth gold lace, and ornamented with a rfiamond button. THE DUKE OF BEAUFORT—A blue velvet coat, the front nearly covered with gold emb, oidery ond large bullion tassels; waist- -coat of boff satin, with gold embroidery the breeches of blue retvet with gold bands, and lace at the knees. The sleeves fallen back were of buff satin, richly embroidered with gold. The ro- settes in the shoes were of sky blue ribbon, having a diamond in the centre. This costume was copied from an ancestor of his grace (the third duke.) His grace wore the ensigns of the Garter in brilliants.
A COUNTRY NOT WORTH FIGHTING FOR. THE ROAD TO OREGON.—Though several parties have pene- trated into the Oregon territory from the United States, through the gorges and over the towering heights of the Rocky Mountains, yot it may be safely asserted, from the concurrent testimony of traders, trappers, and settlers who have themselves passed these natural barriers, rhat the difficulties are so numerous and formi- dable, and the time nccessaiy for the passage so long that there 18 no secure, expeditious, or commodious tract which can ever be used as a highway, so as to afford facilities for an influx of emi- grants overland. Several routes have been tried of late and ( each differs only from the other in the privations which the pas- r -sengers undergo. None but the wild and fearless free trappers can clamber over these precipices and tread these deserts with i security, and even these are quitting them as haunts, and now [ using tHtm only os unavoidable tracks. It is true there have f been published more favourable accounts, wiihin the last year or 4wo, by parlies who have made the journey safely, and who eo- f -courage others to make a similar experiment; but these accounts | .are in such a spirit of bravado, and accompanied wiih Buch ex- pressious of thankfulness by the parties for their own success, F -that they are indirect proots of the difficulty and danger of the f undertaking, and of the utter hopelessness of such a route for i general purposes. For hundreds of miles the several tracts pre- | sent nothing but frightful barrenness under foot, and overhead i tcotching heat or piercing cold. The country even west of the [ Rocky Mountains is broken with towering cliffs, deep ravines, I and sunken streams, from which the traveller cannot draw a drop to allay his burning thirst and the soil is either sandy, in which he sinks at every step, or of a black, rugged stoDe, which tears his feel. The traveller* have been obliged tu feed 00 the Jean Corcase, of their aninuls which have died from hunger, thirst, or fatigue. Fainham says, Ihat his party were at last obliged to killlheir universal favourite and pet, their dog, and economise his flesh. He further says, that during ei^ht days' journey,and he.had proceeded withtheexpedition of one travelling for life, he had not met with a single acre of ,land eapabteot proJuclDg grarn or vegetables. Another AmerICan traveller. Townshend, says, "Our only food was dried crumbling meat, which ive carried and chewed like biscuits as we travelled. There are two reasons by which the extreme thirst which the wayfarer suffers in these legions may be accounted for; fiist the intense heat of the sun upon the open and exposed plains; and, secondly the desiccation to which everything here is subject. Jair feels like the breath of a sirocco, the tongue becomes parched and horny, and the eyes, mouth, aDd nose are incessantly assailed by ihe fine, pulverised lava which rises from the grouud wtih the least Wreath of air. Bullets, pebbles of chalcedony, and pieces of smooth obsidian were in great requisition almost every man was mumbling some of these substances in an endeavour to assuage his burning thirst." The lead bullets and the other sub- stances which they chewed were for the purpose of producing spittle, which they would swallow to prevent inlfammation and death.—Dun's Hist<>ryof the Oregon Ten it Dry.
PARTING COMPLIMENT TO EMERSON I ENNENT. Mr. Emerson Tennent has ai length, we perceive, received his reward for his suppleness and time-serving qualifications he is appointed Secretary to the Ceylon Government, a very lucrative situation, and so far, of course, very acceptable to the lion, member for Belfast. The Banner of Ulster remarks upon his appointment in a singular style. It says that he is fortunate in getting out of the way before a dissolution, as he could not expect to be re-elected but the Banner thinks he will advantagtously discharge his duties 10 tbe Eist. It proceeds—" We may, therefore, congratulate Mr. Tennent, Belfast, and Ceylon, Otl the e..t-for we believe all the three paities have reason for thankfulness. Ceylon might have obtained a uorse secretary, while we scarcely think Belfast will elect a more slippery representative; and to Mr. Tennent we believe the appointment will be permanent, and offer no temptations to abandon the line of duty." There is something very equivocal in all this. The Banner does not say whether he will discharge his duties advantageously for himself or the island, but saying that Ceylon might have a worse secretary im. plies also that it might have a better; and as to his constituents, it seems they do not care whether he is sent to Ceylon or Botany Bay, so that they get rid of him, Certainly ilglves a curious reason for the probability of the peimanency of the appointment —because there will be no temptations for him to abandon his doty.
MRS. CAUDLES CURTAIN LECTURES. Caudle, whilst walking with his wife, has been "bowed to" by u younger and even prettier woman than Mrs. Caville. If I'm not to leave the house without being insulted, I had better stay in-doors all my life. What? don't tell me to let you have one nights rest! I wonder at your impudence I It's mighty fin*1, I never can go out with you. and—goodness knows—ii's seldom enough, without having my feelings torn to pieces by people of all sorts. A set of bold minxes! What am I raving about ? Oh, you know very well-very well, indeed, Mr. Caudie. A pretty person the must be to nod to a man walking with his own wife) Don't tell me that it's Miss Prettyman — what's Miss Prettyman to me ? Oh You've met her once or twice at her mother's house Yes, J dare say you have—no doubt of tt. I always thought there was something very tempting about that house, and now I know it all. Now, it's no use, Mr. Caudle, your beginning to talk loud, and twist and toss your arms about as if you were as innocent as a born babe—I'm not to be deceived by such nicks now. No there was a time when I was a fool and believed eveiytliiug but—I thank my stars !—I've got over that. A bold minx You suppose I didn't see her laugh, too, when she nodded to you Oh yes, I knew what she thought me a poor miserable creature, of course. I couldn-t see that. No don't say no, Ciudle. I don't always see more than anybody else-but I can't and won't be blind, however agreeable it might be to yOIl. 1 must have the use ot my senses. I'm sute, If a woman wants attention and respect ftoin a man, sbe'd better be anything than his wife. I've always thought so and lo day s decided it. No; I'm not ashnmed of myself to talk so—certainly not. A good, amiable, young creature, indeed. Yes I daresay; very amiable, no doubt. Of course you think her so. You suppose I didn't see what sort of a bonnet she had on ? Oh, a very nice creature! And you think I didn't see the smudges of couit plaster about her iace ? You didn't see 'em. Very likely; but J did. Very amiable, to be sure. What do you say ? 1 made her bhtih at my ill manners. I should like to have seen her blush 'Twould have been rather difficult, Mr. C'nudle, for a blush to have lliown through all that paint. No; I'm not a censorious woman, Mr Caudle; quite the reverse. No; and YOII may threaten to get liP, if you like-I will speak. 1 know what colour is, and I know it was paint. I believe, Mr. Caudie, J once h <d a complexion, though, of course, you've quite forgotten that 1 think 1 once had a colour, before your conduct destroyed it. Before I knew you, people used io call me the lily tud rusti but—what are you laughing all I see nothing to laugh at. But, RS I say, any body before your own wife. And I can't walk out with you but you're bowed to by every woman you meet ? What do 1 mean by every woman, when there's only Miss Prettyman 1 That's nothiug al all tn do wilil it. How do I know who bows to you when I'm not by? Every- body, of course. And if they don't look at you. why you look at them. Ob I'm sure you do. You do it when 1'01 out with you, and of course you do it when I'm away. Now, don't tell me, Caudle—don't deny it. The fnct is, it's become such a dreadful habit with you that yon don't know wheu you doit, and when YOI1 don't, But I do. Miss Prettyman, indeed What do you say ? You won't lie still and hear me scandalise that excellent young woman ? Oh, of course, you'll take her part Though, to he sure, she may not be so much to blame, after all. For how is she to know you're married"! You're never teen out of doors with your own wife—never. Wherever you go, you go alone. Of course people think you're a bachelor. What do you say 1 You-welt know you're not. That's nothing to do with it—I only ask what people must think, when I'm never seen with you ? Other women go out with their husbands; but, as rve often said, I'm not like any other woman. What ate you sneering at, Mr. Caudle? How do I kU"/J) you're sltperi1lg 1 Don't tell me j J know well enough, by the manner of you. No, you Dever take me out-and you know it. No; and it.5 not my own fault. How can you lie there and say that 1 Oh, aye! poor excuse! That's what you always say. You're tired of asking me, indeed, because I always start some objection? Of course I can't go out a figure. And when you ask rue to go, you know very well that my bonnet isn't as it should be, or that something keeps me in-doors. You know all this, well enough, before you ask me. And that's you're art. Aud when I do go out with you I'm sure to suffer fur ii, YeR; you ueedn't repeat my words, Suffer for it. But you suppose] have no feelings oh no, nobody hu feelings bul yourself. Yes; l'r! forgot; Miss Prettyman, perhaps—yes, she must have feelings of course. And, as I've said, I dare say a pretty dupe people think me. To be sure; a poor forlorn creature I must look in everybody's eyes. But I knew you couldn't be it Mr. Prettymon's house night after night till eleven o'clock—and i great deal you thought of me sitting up for you—I knew you couldn't be there without some cause. And now I've found it out! Oh, I don't mind you swearing, Mr. Caudle. It's I, if I wasn't a woman, who ought to swear. But it's like you men. Lords of the creation, as you call yourselves Loids, indeed And pretty Islavel you make of the poor creatures who're tied to you. But I'll be separated, Caudle; [ will: and then I'll take caie and let all the world know how you have used me. What do you say? I may suy my worst Ha don't you tempt any woman in that way—don't. Caudle; for I wouldn't answer for what I said. Miss Prettyman, indeed, and—oh yes now I see Now the whole light breaks in upon me Now, I know why you wished me to ask her with Mr. and Mis. Prettyman to tea! And I, like a poor blind fool, was nearly doing it. But now, as I SIIY, my eyes are open And you'd have brought her uuder my own roof—now it's no use you're bouncing about in that fashion— you'd have brought her into the very house, where- Here," says Caudle, I could endure it 00 longer. So I jumped out of bed, and went and slept somehow with the children.'V—i'ttHcfc-
STRIKES. Extracts from the Report of Mr. Muggeridge the Commissioner. After quoting evidence to show that strikes are generally at tended with intimidation, Mr. Muggeridge goes on to show 10 what extent such combinations are legal and when they become violations of the law- The present state of tbe law makes it no crime for a labourer to strike whenever he pleases, unless he has bound himself by any specific conlract with his employer. His labour being ex- clusively his own free property, he may dispose of it to WIHllO, or. Oft what terms he chooses. He m1Y demand any amount of wages, aod refuse to work, unless he obtains it. Indeed he may go so far as to combine and concert with his fellow-workmen to promote a simultaneous and general strike, in order to make their united demands more effectual. But here bis power over bis own labour,'and his legitimate influence over that of others, terminates. If he attempts to use coertion, or terror, or thrests, over another workman, to compel him to join in the strike, he is then guilty of a crime, and an offender against the law. He is depriving the man with whom he so interferes of the power of disposing of his own particular labour in the manner, and on the terms, which he himself is willing to accept for it; aud practically denying to another the light he is claiming and exercising for himself. Such illegal interferences are, however very far from uncommon. "Experience has amply proved that, in the few cases in which such strikes have been successful, the advantages gained have rarely been more than temporarily maintained, always been forced to give way to the fixed principles by which the rate of wages must be governed. In many cases, however, after a long struggle, and extensive injury both to masters and men, the latter have been forced to resume work on the temiB they h d previously turned out against; and, occasionally, even on less advantageous ones. The secretary of the Leicester union mentions in evitteme. a strike, after which the hands had to go in at the eld prices,' which he attributes to their having injudiciously selected a period for the strike, 'when the manufaeluren could do witiiout the goods.' It must be obvious that they possess very imperfect meanl of judging sufficiently accurately of the state of lhe mar- ket, to be able to determine wheu such a demonstration could be made with the greatest chances of even temporary success. Mr. Joseph Biggs's evidence is very conclusive on this point. He says, in reference (otbe strike existing at the time he was speaking. It happens to coincide with a period at which we are rather slack, and they have only done for themselves what I thiok we should in a great measure have done for them, that is, setting them still.' In whatever point of view regarded, I sinrerely believe the existence and proceedings of the trades unions, and combinations of all kinds to be quite as detrimental to the interests of thewotk- people as to those of their employers, and the public generally at the same time, I would attach to this declaration, an entire concurrence in the humane sentiments expressed by Mr. Felkin, that 'just in proportion as I fee 1 coirfident, that strikes do harm' and secret combinations are wicked, do I feel the importance of giving timely heed to the representations of bodies of men who think themselves injured, or feel themselves miserable and de- pressed.'
DESCRIPTION or THE EMVEROH OF RUSSIA'S SPLENDID ASCOT PRIZE.—During the coming week it will be seen that prizes of the most costly description are to be contended for on Ascot Heath. The meeting affords a prospect of being one of the most brilliant that has occurred on this truly regal course. By far Ihe most important prize is that presented by the E'nperor 01 Russia, in commemoration of bis presence last year, when on a visit to her Majesty at Windsor Castle. The intrinsic value of this massive plate is £ 500; and it is gratifying to state thar the Em- peror announced his intention to preselil B similar gift al every succeeding meeting. The duty of se1er.ting the design for Ihis, the first of these munificent donaiioOs, was entrusted to Baron Brunowand Lord Rosslyo, who judiciously appointed Messrs. Hunt and Roskill (late Storr and Mortimer), of Bond-street, to effect ita execution, a task which they halle acrompllshed in every way creditable to their establishment. Of the design itself we are bound to say it is most appiopriale, and in eveiy way worthy of the good taste of these distinguished individuals, by whom it was adopted—not only for the compliment paid to the RussIan nation, but froro the cOdlbiDRlion of emblems, in which England and Russia are happily blended. The main feature of the model, which is exquisitely wrought, is the colossal statue of Peter the Great, at St. Petersburgh, standing on a rock of granite, Itiitapetfect miniature fac simile of the original, and the pro- portions are strictly preserved, with the exception of the rock, which is curtailed of its gigantic magnitude. The staiue, and the fragment of the rock on which it is placed, stand on a triangular base, with five basso relievos, including "The Imperall Palace at St. Petersburgh," "The Kremlin at Moscow," and II Windsor Castle," all chased in the most finished style, their minutest de- tails being accurately preserved. In the panels above these re- presentations aie first, St. George of Russia, next, I, Citizen Minin and Prince Pojarskii at Moscow," and lastly, over Wind- sor Castle, tbe following Latin inscription:—Ludorum As- cotientium Memor Quibus Interfuisset Reginae Victorias Hospes Mens: Jun: MDCCCXLIV Solenne Certaminis Equestris Premium Instituit Nicolaus Totius Russise Iinperator. Which we thus tianslate :—" Nicholas, Emperor of all the Russias, in memory of the Ascot Races of June, 1844, at which, as guest of Q DeeD Victoria, be was present, founded tins perennial equestrian contest prize." On the corners of the base are three soldieis of the Russian army—a cuirassier of the Imperial Guard, a Cossack of the Imperial Guard, and a Circassian of the Imperial Guard, and then follow the names of the stewards :-1 he Earl of Ross- lyn, the Earl of Stradbroke, the Marquess of Exeter,and the Hon. Colonel Anson. The small heavy charger of the Cossack, the Ciicassian's light Arabian courser, and the powerful frame of the Cuirassier's troop horse, have each a separate and distinct character, and the greatest care and attention has been bestowed in the developments of those varieties of the equine race, as well as is the costume of the sedate and sturdy soldiers who bestiide them. Our limits will not permit us to be more diffuse in our description of this beautiful work of ait, which we repeat is alike creditable to those bv whom it was suggested and the workmen by whom it was executed. It weighs 600 ounces, and stands 40 inches high. No pains have been spared to make it in every way worthy of the donor, and acceptable to the gentleman whose horse may entitle him to its possession. It has been inspected at Messrs. Hunt and Roskell's by thousands during the past week, who have been lavish in their pratse, and who concur in the favourable opinion previously expressed by her Majesty and Prince Albert.,—Bill's life-
HOUSE OF LORDS. WKDNKSDAY, JUNE 4. The Bishop of Cashel presented the Marquess ofNormanby with an authentic copy of the ch-irgedeiiverfd by him at Lis- more, and repeated his denial of the words attributed to him by Lord Normanby. In fact. said the right rev. prelate, the state ment rend by the noble earl was a wilful fabrication from begin- nino to eod. The Marquis of Normanby mentioned the name of his author, the Rev. Dr. Fogarty, the vicar-geoeral and parish priest of Lis- more. Lord Campbell asked the meaning of the following words he found in the avowed charge :—" I feel that I need not go into particulais in warning you (the clergy) against those new or rather old, revived heresies, for I have no reason to beheve that vou areaffèded with the poison, for you live so much in the midst of genuine Popery, as not to be inveigled in its corruptions. The Bishop of Cashel answered that, as he must speak out, what he stated was addressed against what is now denominated Tractarianism. The adjourned debate on the Maynooth Bill was resumed by the EMI of Clancarty, who opposed the bill, and supported the amendment moved by Lord Roden, for a committee to inquire into the class-books and doctrines taught at the college. No case had been made out for the biH and no expediency could justify the violation of the oath their lordships had taken. Let the oath of supremacy be abrogated if they pleased, and let a new Parliament he then called, unfettered, to piooounce a deliberate opinion on the policy the Government had now indicated. He challenged them to pursue such a course. This measure would not be a boon to Ireland it was a mere surrender to Rome. Looking to the whole conduct of the Government with reference to Irish questions, he must say it had not been such as to warrant either coufidence in their wisdom and abIlity. or any well-founded anticipation of good result. The noble earl was referiing to the course which ministers had taken as to the monster meetings and state prosecutions in Ireland, when he was called to order by The Duke of Wellington, who submitted that tli^e matters had nothing whatever to do with the question before the House. They might be subjects perfectly proper for discussion, but not on a motion for the endowment ol the College of Maynooth. The Earl of Clancarly insisted that he had a right not merely to consider the tendency of this particular measure, but to look to the circumstances under which it had been introduced. Many of his Irish fellow subjects seriously doubted, after the Papal rescript, which had lately made so much noise in this country, whether it wa3 iu the power of Ministers to extend to them the protection of the British Constitution; and the Maynooth Bill looked vtty like an attempt to subsidise Papal authority to aid them ill the government of the country. The D.ike of Cleveland having always voted in favour of the grant to Maynooth, felt bound in consistency to support the bit! although lie was free to add, that if it had been introduced by the Goveiercent for the purpose of ascertaining how far they could go in endowing the Roman Catholic Church at all in conformity with the suggestions offered last night by a Lord of the Bed- chamber, no failute could have been more complete. The Eai I of Hardwicke explained that he alone was responsible for the opinions he had expressed. In lact, however, he had only put a hypotheiical ca"e. He bad not named the source from whence tbe endowment of the RoinanCatholic priestsshoutti come, but admitted that he had in his mind the levenues of the Irish Established Church. Earl Spencer was ready to take his share of the unpopularity and odium which this B II had excited against Her Majesty's Ministers although, if he legarded it as an isolated measuie, he should nut attach much importance to ir, He trusted, however, that it was only a pielude to an improved system of policy with regard to Ireland. If the Government pursued a proper and a steady course of impartiality and conciliation, they would not only conliim the union of that country, but render Ireland the strength rather than the weakness of the empire. He was most decidedly opposed 10 the Roman Catholic religion; but still it was the dUly of the State to provide religious instruction for the people; he was therefore iuliy prepared 10 give his support to this Bill. Presbyterian Scotland had always been In a state of confusion and discontent till the Piesbyterian form of church government had been fully conceded; and prosperity and peace followed its establishment. Roman Catholic Ireland was in the same stats of confusion, and they must do something for the Roman Catholic religion there before they could expect either Ilanquillí¡y or contentment. The Bishop of Norwich supported the bill. He was adverse to Popery in every shape; but he considered this a measured justice, equity, and mercy. It was an expetimeot in the Itghl direction—in favour of education, which as it advanced would elicit truth; and when truth was elicited, he felt confident that the laity, at least of the Roman Catholic persuasion, would at once rise 89 one man, and denounce that thraldom of priesthood under which they were now in bondage. Whatever odium might for some time attach to those who supported this bill, in the days of their children it would be regarded as one of the most wise, benevolent, and useful measures that had been propounded iq the 19th century. The Earl of Momington hailed the measure as the fust step towards the regeneration of Ireland. Lord Colchester could not think that Maynooth was very popular among the.Roman Catholic laity, or contributions would not have been wanting, either to give adequate salaries to tbe professors, or maintain the buildings in a decent state of repair. It was intended, by I he act of 1795, that the college shollld chiefly be suppoltecl hy private subsciiptions but, except the benefac- tion of Lord Dunboyne, and two or three others, the college had derived no support whatever from Roman Catholics. He did not think there was such a promise of improvement iD the system of education given at Mavnooth under this bill as to induce him to give it his support. ]f carried, he was sure the measure would produce as much dissatisfaction in England as it would give con- tentment to Ireland. Lord Monteagle regarded this measure IS the most important which had been introduced, if not since the Union, certainly since the Relief Bill. Its practical effect in Ireland would be very great. Hitherto our course of legislation had been to create a wall 01 separation belween us and the religion of the great body of the people in that coun!ry-between us and their spirilual in • structots; aad now almost for the time, the Parliament of thp Uuilefl Kingdom touched the so»« plat* for"itTS purpose of hlnfing it, udtold the; Irish people not only that we felt no jSalousy of tiieir religion, and desisted from subjecting it 10 penal disabilities, but that we were disposed to countenance and sup- port iI-to deal with it, not indeed as a religion which we os Protestants prefer, but as the religion which was preferred by the great body of the Irish people. It had indeed been said that they ought not to propagate error; but they had contributed to this institution year by year for the last half century, and in many of our colonies we had gone much further. We had even founded a college in the East Indies for the instruction of Hindoos in their language, literature, and religion. Were they prepared to any they would do that in the sacred city of Benares which they would not do in Ireland—for "he Mahomednns what they would not do for their fellow-citizans and friends ? He thought the Roman Catholic church should be considered further than regarded May- nooth but as he valued the peace of the country and the security of proDerty, he could not for R moment conlemplate the endow- ment of that church, or anything belonging to it, out of the reve- nues of the Protestant establishment. The Bishop of St. David's could not entirely approve of the mSnner in which the opposition to this bill had been organised and conducted- He thought unfair means had been taken to bias public opinion yet he was fully prepared to admit that the petitions which had been presented expressed the sincere, earnest religious convictions of a very large poition of his fellow country- men. He denied that this measure at all involved any sacrifice of principle to expediency. The question was, would they do no good, unless it were pure good >—would they convey no truth, lest it should be tainted by ihe slightest admixture of error? It was the dictate of wisdom to do alllhe good they could, although ihev might not be able to do all they could wish. He deprecated the use of the epUbeis idolilllous aud superstitiou8" as appli. cable to the doctrines and worship of the Roman Catholics it would be better even 111 public official documents to avoid such language which, while it conveyed no very clear, distinct, or in- telligible ideas, must always excite angry and unpleasant feelings. Evpiessing no opinion, whatever, as to the truth of the Roman Catholic leligion, they could not be said in iupportlItg this \,ill either to sanction error, to strengthen, or to perpetuate it. He supported this bill because it was a conciliatory measure-because it formed pail 01 a large and liberal policy which was absolutely necessary to the tranquillity and safety of this country—and be- cause it was the fulfilment of a grellt and solemn obligation con. tracted at the Union. In passing the measure they would consult both the temporal and spiritual welfare of the people of Ireland. The Earl of Chatleyille opposed tbe bill, and mentioned as an additional ground of inquiry that the students at Maynooth had been admitted into the oider of Jesuits, thereby subjecting thent- selves to the penalty of transportation under one of the clauses of ihe Catholic Rel ef bill. Lord Stanley, in a speech of some length, replied to the various objections that had been urged against the bill. If students at Mnynootb had been admitted tothetocietyof the Jesuits they were ameoable to the taw and if the noble Earl was cognisant of the fact, and desirous of proceeding against them, they were open to prosecution fur a misdemeanour, aDd. liable to banish- ment. For this purpose inquiry was not necessary indeed, inquiry woul.1 be altogether useless but It would be more than u-.ele.j—it would produce an incessant and daily increasing acer- bity of religious animosities among different classes of the Irish people. If he believed this measuie likely to injure the Irish Protyitant tthurch either in its temporalities or spiritual influence, he w./uld not only have refused his assent to it, but have been the first to denaunce and resist it to the uitcrrflost. He did not think it necessary to injure the one in order to advance the other. He had been atljed whether the permanent endowment of Maynooth would lead' to tl.'1 endowment of the Roman Catholic church. He said that was no necessary or even ptobable consequence of this measure. The permanent endowment of Maynooth would no mort! lead to the permanent endowment of the Roman Catholic church than tbe annual endowment of Maynooth led to the annual endowment of that church. He saw serious obstacles to the endowment of tbe Roman Catholic church in the opinions, the feelings, and the prejudices of the people of this country, and in the avowed opposition of the Roman Catholic clergy themselves but religions scruples would not be a very serious obstacle with him on soch a question as this. He fully believed if this measure had any efleclal all on the religion of the Roman Catholics, it would be not 10 make more, but better catholics. No new prin- ciple was involved in this bill, and the sum they were called on to psv was inconsiderable in compansonwith the magnitude of the objocts to he gained. Government wished the measure to be received in Ireland, not as the haibinger of future measures, but as an indication of their determination to treat with kindness, conciliation, and favour, the Roman Catholics, as they did all their otfter lellow-ciiizens in lieland. Ho believed it would be so received; he rejoiced to say it had been so received in that country. It might not produce the gratitude of those fanatical firebrands of the church whom 110 justice would conciliate, or of those political agitators who, from mercenary motives, preyed on the distresses of their country, but it would secure the gratitude of those through whom was our nearest road to the hearts and affections of the people. He had too high a sense of the wisdom, justice, and patriotism of their lordships to doubt the issue. Their lordships then divide^ on Lord Roilen's amendment— Contents, 59 not contents, 1^5 majority against it, 96. On the main question—contents present, 144; proxies, 82; total contents, 226. Not contents present, 55; proxies, J4; total, 69 majority in favour of the second reading, 157. THUKSDAV, JUNE 5. Lord Brougham complained of the imperfect ventilation of the House, and seveiely censured Mr. Hatry, the architect of the new HouseM of Parliament, charging him with contutuaciousdisreoard of their lordships' wishes iu icspect to the preparation of the'new House for their reception. Mr. Bairy was all but resisting the authority of the House. He was fencing with the Housa, and he foolishly and short-sighiedly, as he would find to his cost, and most ignorantly, fancied that be had some high protection out of the House. Lord Cotteoham moved the committal of the Ecclesiastical Courts bill, The Bishop of Exeter moved its commitment that day six months. Hecould not consent to taking away froin the church its spiritual jurisdiction. Lotd Brougham suggested a leference to a select committee. The Bishop of Salisbury also concuired in the propriety of that course. He thought the church should at least retain the shadow ot spiritual power. Lord Wbamcliffe wished the bill to be allowed to pass through committee, the objections to it to be postponed to its next stage. The bill was referred to a select committee. On the motion of the Duke of Buccleuch, the Calico PIint. works bill was reart a third time and passed. On the Lord Piesidetit's motion to adjourn to Monday, on ac- count of the Court ball last evening, Lord Brougham objected on the ground that he wanted to make a very short speech on the Small Debts bill. His Lordship said he woutd promise their lordships that he would not detain them beyond half-past 5; and if their lordships were afraid that they would not have time to dress, why not at once come down to the House in their ball.dress 1 He should be most anxious to see the Lord President of the Council in the attire of Lord Burleigh, which he understood the noble lord intended to assume, and also his noble and learned friend on the woolsack iu that of Lord Hardwicke. Their lordships nevertheless adjourned to Monday.
-♦—— HOUSE OF COMMONS. WEDNESDAY, JUNK 4. There not being 40 members present at 4 o'clock, no House could be ntade. THURSDAY, JUNE 5. Mr. Labouchere called attsniion to the state of railway business before Parliament. There had been, he said, 243 bills laid be. fore railway committees, out of which only 103 had been disposed ol, leaving 140 still lingeiiog in the different groups. Many parties opposed at an enormous expense, hoping that by delaying the bill it mighl be lust this Session, and require to be recom- menced de novo in the next. It would be gro- injustice it such rotate of Ihings was permitted. lliI thoulht the pruper course would be to give to paities, whose Bills did not even reach the House of Lords during the picsent session, credit for all they hid done when coming before the House at the reassembling of Parliament. The right hon. gentleman moved a resolution in conformity with this opinion. A long discussion ensued, which was terminated by Mr. Lauouchere withdrawing hi" resolution, and by SIr G. Clerk proposing another, which the House subsequently adopted, that a select committee be appointed to inquire into the stnte and progress of the various railway bills then before the House, and to report to the House what measures it might be expedient to adopt in the next session to facilitate Ibe reintroduction ofsuch railway bills as it may be found impossible to carry through the two Houses of Parliament in the present session. Loid ,\Iahon save notice that, on going into committee on the Irish Colleges bill, he should move that some piovision be made for giving religious instruction, by means ot lectures, to all the students, until such time as the 17th clause (which rendered pri- vate benefactions for such a purpose lawful) took effect. In answer to Lord J. Manners, Sir R. Peel stated that a com- munication had been received here from the French Government, acknowledging the official knowledge of the abdication of Don Carlos in favour of the Prince of the Asturias. The French Government had formally intimated their intention immediately to comply with Don Carlos's application, and to grant him the pa»;ports he required. in reply to Lord J. Russell, Sir J. Graham announced that the alterations he intended to mke in the Irish Colleges Bill would be neither extensive nor very important; and that he was not prepraed to name a day 10 go on with the bill. On the order of the day for going into committee on the Scotch Banking Bill, Mr. P. M. Stewart objected to interfere with a sys- tem which had worked well for a century and a half. He fore- saw that this measure would lead to the establishment of a single bank of issue; that the circulation of Scotland would be extin- guished, and the circulation ot the Bank of England be intro- duced in its place. iMr R. Peel emphatically denied that he had expressed an opi- nion in favour of the establishment of a single bank ot issue in Scotland. Had he to deal with the question as a res integra, he might think a single bank best; but he knew too well the vigor- ous opposition he would encounter from Scottish gentlemen to attempt such a proposition. A long preliminary discussion upon the policy and details of the measure followed, in which Mr. Hume, Sir W. Clay, Mr. Hawes, Mr. Baillie, Mr. C. Wood, Mr. Bouverie, Mr. Muntz, Mr. F. Baring, Mr. Ross, and Mr. Oswald, took part; but no amendment was moved. The house then went into committee. The clauses up to the 7th were disposed of; the house having resumed, the Chairman reported progress, and obtained leave to sit again on Monday. The Merchant Seaman's Bill was read a second tune. The Fresh Water Fishing Bill was, on the motion of Mr. Fox Maule, read a second time, after an observation from Sir Robert Peel, that he had been 35 years in Parliament, and during that time he never recollected a session without a bill for the amend- ment of the Grand Jury Act in Ireland, and another for the pre- servation 01 the salmon fishery in Scotland.
OMIBUS. What kind of personal service is that for which persons are never expected to appear grateful 1-1 he service of awfit. INSANE ERDICT.—At a late inquest held at Preston, the jury (no doubt most sane men) returned the following verdict, Found hanging in a state of insanity." ACUTE.—-A cockney youth, on being aliown the apparatus for hatching eggs by artificial heat, which was exhibited at the Collegiale exhibilion a year or two ago, remarked that the chickens would only die when they came out for want of mothers to suckle them." A WINDFALL.—Two labourers, residing at Cardington, Bed- fordshire, have recently come in for the smiles of fortune. By the death of a lelation of thpir wives, who are sisters, they have become entitled to about £15,000. While Ellenborough was debating in what character he should exhibit at the bill costume, a friend suggested that, in allu- sion to his quadrupedal agnomen, and to his lecall from I ndia, he should at all events appear with a trunk; but the idea was abandoned as being pre posterous. MUTUAL GAIN BY MARRIAGE.—On the 20th ult., Mr. Charles \V» Moow and Miss Martha Ann Moreland were married in Macon county, Alabama. By this nianiage, it. will be seen thai the gentleman has gained More-land, and the lady, while she loses her land, has actually gained more (Moore). Too Gooo.— It is said that Mr. Gushing (United States' envoy to China) on being asked to diue with Mandarin Linn, discovered on the table something of which he ate exorbitantly, thinking it to be duck. Not speaking Chinese, and wishing to know what it was, he pointed to it, after he had finished, saying to his host, interrogatively, Quack, quack, qnack 1" The mandarin, with equal brevity, replied, with a shake of the head, Bow, wow, wow." Mr. Cushing's feelings can be imagined. THE FORTUNE HUNTER.—" My Adored One-Though sur, rounded with splendour in the halls of my fathers, nothing gives me enjoyment. Fly with me, therefore, that I may not cease to exist. Wait not for your dividends being due; borrow of your good aunt; 1 will repay you ten.fold when my noble father is reconciled to my rashness, iour own ADOLPHE." WHY SYDNEY SMITH WAS NOT MADE A BISHOP.—Campbell stayed about three or four days in Westmoreland with this noble- man (Lord Brougham), an old companion when they were both I plebians. He spoke of his hospitable reception and entertain- ment with much satisfaction. One day, after dinner, the conver- sation turned upon politics, mixed with reminiscences of boyish days, and with the literary merits of their old friends. I wonder, my lord," said Campbell, "that after your becoming lord chancellor, you did not raise Sydney Smith to the prelacy- all your friends uie sorry for it." HistordshipbeeamHexoted, and said "It was impossible; I wished it, but there were insuperable objections. Sydney Smith was an impracticable man his eccentiicities rendered it IInposslhle for the treasury benches to depend on him. Nobody could make a palty mlln of him. There was no depending on linn for even his vote. He would take one side or the other as his will inclined him," SPANISH MAGISTRATES.—A rich miller in the country was fixed upon by three persons, as a fit object to be plucked. It so chanced that shortly befoie the time appointed for the attack of his house, a party of travelling soldiers had requested lodging of him for the night, which be had granted and these soldiers were sleeping above, when the robbers arrived and demanded his money. The miller told them he would go up and fetch it he awoke the soldiers, and with their assistance killed the three thieves and left ihem lying. The next day, as it was proper the authorities should be made acquainted with the circumstauces, he went to the house of the alcalde of his pueblo or village, 10 call him to make his examination. The alcalde was not at home on finding which he proceeded to the next in office, who was not at home neither. He went to a third, and he was not to be found nor did anybody know anything of either of the three. At last, therefore, he returned home, and prepared to bury the men himself; when on taking off the masks which had concealed their faces—lo and behold-there lay the three alcaldes !— Spain, Tangeir, &c. THE VETERAN BRAHAM.—A fragment of a newspaper of July 20th, 1787, has been forwarded to a contemporary, containing that day's bill of fare" of the Royally theatre, Wells,street, near Goodman's-fields? London and among other dishes we Snd the following The soldier tired of war's alarms, by Master Braham At that time, Lord North was England's prime minister; Pitt and Franklyn, Burke and Washington, weie prominent performers on the public stage Louis XVt still wore a head, and Tom Paine was sharpening the axe for its removal. SeringapaUm was unitormtd by Cornwallis Burns was in his prime, and Cowper, at that period, was still delighting the world •wiih b» verse; Byron was a child in arms; Napoleon a name unknown and Mra. Siddons only drawing into fame. Braham has outlived them all -and, after a lapse of nearly fifty-eight years, ill still before the public" living 10 please, and pleasi-ng to live The voice which charmed the ear (If he were musical) of George III., when he had still three and twenty yeais to reign may also have been beaid by Ins great grandson, Albert of Wales. A sailor having purchased some medicine of a celebrated doctor, demanded the price. "Why," says the doctor, "1 cannot think of chatging you less, that seven and sixpence." "Well, t')t tell you what," replied the sailor, "take off the odds, and I'll pay you the even." "Well," returned the doctor, "we won't quarrel about trifles." The sailor laid down sixpence, and was walking off, when the doctor reminded him of his mistake. "No mistake at all, sir; six is even and seven is odd all the world over so I wish YOII a good day. Get you gone," said the doctor, I've made fourpence out of you yet." PERSONAL SECURITY.—" Will you do me a favour ? say a young George Brooks to his wealthy friend, Simon Hanson. What is it, George? says Hanson. I wish you to lend me a hundred dollars, sir." "Call at my counting-house," rejoined Hanson. George was not long in paying his respects. What security can you give me, young gentleiMD? "My own peuonal security, sir." "Very well, yet in here," says Hanson, lifting up the lid of a large iron chest. "Get in there!" ex- claimed George in astonishment; "what for?" "Why, this is the place where I always keep my securities."
THE PEOPLE HA yg NOT BREAD. A wide and fertile world is ours, A world where every rood, Obedient to the Maker's word, Yieldeth his creatures food. Unnumbered fields with yellow grain And mellow fruit are spread God gives enough for an-and yet The people have not blead. The ocean swanns with food for man. The rivers, like a hand, Its teeming fulness bear into The bosom of the land, And petty streams, that veinlike through The mighty inland thread, Yield up their finny stores—and yet The people have not bread. Earth, ocean, rivers, ev'n the air, Their riches freely yield The granaries groan, yet ripened grain j Lies troddeu In the lield. The rich man smiles and counts his gains; The horses sleek are fed; God gives enough for all—and yet The people have not bread. Philadelphia.
Corn Trade. f The week commenced with splendid weather, and though it has since become somewhat unsettled, frequent showers having fallen since Wednesday in different parts of the country, the re ports from all quarters agree in staling that the appearance of the growing crops has been greatly improved within the past eight davs. In Ihe southern, western, and midland counties the wheat plaut wears as healthy an aspect as could possibly be desited, and the only complaint in those localities is, that 01 its being rather backward in consequence of the want ofgemat warmth iu May. From some of the eastern counties the accounts are not quite so favomable, the prevalence of easterly winds throughout the spring having been more severely felt there than iu other parts of the kingdom. The wire-worm appears also to have done a greater extent of mischief there than elsewhere, and instead of Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk faring better than the more southern and western counties (as was the case last year). present appearances would lead to the inference, that if there should be a deficiency in the yield of the wheat crop, it would probaly arise from the inferior produce of the counties lying along the eastern coast. It is, however, as yet too early to plaee de- pendence on estimates of the probable result of the harvest, as a fine summer might do much to remedy the mischief resulting from an extremely tlyihg winter and spring. A material alteration has taken place in the position of the wheat trade since the close of May, the inclination to purchase having diminished, whilst the anxiety to realize has evidently increased; holders have nevertheless displayed a decided reluc- tance to part with their propeity at reduced rales, and notwith- standing the dull accounts from Mark Lane, no very important decline in prices has been submitted to at any of the leading pro- vincial maikets held during the week. At Liverpool, on Tuesday, only a moderate amount of business was done, buyeis refusing to pay the terms asked the few salts made were generally at a reduetionot 1d, to 2d. pef 701 bs. on It,e currency of that day week. On Fliday the operations were even more ciicumscribed than earlier iu the week, but no further de- cline was submitted to. In bond about 2,000 qrs. of red Baltic wheat changed hands at 34s. to 34, 6J. per qr. In spring corn very little business was done, and flour barely supported its previous value. The plinclpal maikets in Yorkshire have, it appears, been tolerably well supplied with farmer's wheat. At Hull. 011 l uesdav, the quantity brought forward proved more than equal In the demand, and the millers had the turn in their favuui. Such was likewise the case at Leeds on that day and at Wakefield, on Friday, a decline of h. per qr. was submitted to in pattial in- stanttes. From the westein and north-western markets the advices aie cf a very similar character. At Biistol, as well as at Birmingham, the transactions in wheat were, on Thursday, of quite a retail character, owing in some measure to (he firmness displayed by sellers. At neither of these places weie lower terms accepted for fine qualities, and even secondary sorts were held at v<-ry nearly previous prices; under these circumstances the millers dechned purchasing more than they requited foi immediate use, hence the unimportanceof the sales. At the leading shipping ports on the east coast considerable firmness has also been displayed, and higher rates having been generally asked than purchasers have been disposed to pay, the operations have been on a very restricted scale. The somewhat uusettled appearance of the weather has 1111- questionably influenced holders of wheat, and so long as there are indications of rain, prices are not likely to give way much. By our advices from Scotland we penelve Ihat a rise in the temperatuie occuired there about the same time it took place here, and the inereased warmth had, we are informed, already had a beneficial effect on the growing grain crops the improvement in the weather, and the dull accounts flom the south, caused bUSI- ness in wheat to be exceedingly dull at Edinburgh on Wednes- day, and prices at least Is. per qr. lower than those current on that day se'nnight had to be accepted before any progress could be made in sates spring corn was, on the other band, generally held 8t enhanced rates. At Glasgow, on the same day, the mar. ket was thinly attended, the excitement which the uugenial wea- ther in May gave rise to having wholly subsided. From Ireland the reports respecting the weather and the as- pect of the crops are, on the whole, satisfactory. The value of wheat has rather tended downwards there during the week, but oats have been held with extreme firmness, sellers having shown mote disposition to raise than te lower their pretensions. The arrivals of wheat coastwise into London have been smail during the week, only b,280 qrs. having been repotted up to this (Saturday) evening, whilst the quantity exhibited at Mark Lane by land carriage samples from the home counties has been triflinc in the extreme. The paucity of the supply has assisted to give confidence to holders, a-d though purchasers have acted with the utmost caution, they have been unable to buy at lower terms than those at which sales were made on Monday. The few runs offering on Wednesday from Essex and Kent met with little attention, but factois manifested no anxiety to force business, and needy buyers had to pay fotmer rates. On Friday the case was very similar, indeed the quantity of wheat offering was so unimportant, and the bargains closed so extremely few, that quo- tations were almost nominal. The averages are now coming in higher from the country, and the general weekly return for the kingdom, published on Thurs- day, is 6J. per qr. above that of the preceding week there is, however, as yet no great prospect of a fall occurring in the duty, The transactions in free foreign wheat have been on a limited scale since our last; of really fine qualities the stock in granary is very unimportant, and the best descriptions have been held with considerable firmness; whilst English wheat was quoted 1;. to 2s. per qr. lower on Monday, superior Danzig and prime heavy Rostock barely gave way at all in value, and the millers having refused to pay previous rales, the sales made both on that day and since, have been extremely limited. The arrivals from abroad have been fair, 5,174 qrs. bavins come to hand during the week the greater part of this supply is from Rostock and neighbouring ports. Importers will probably, in the first in- s'nnce. land io bond, reserving to themsehes the double chance of exporting, should the demand for Belgium hereafter increase, or entering at a lower duty later in the year, in case anything should occur to create uneasiness respecting our own crep. For the present, however, the disposition to make speculative invest- ments in luck wheat has in a greal meaSlIre subsided, and the inquiry for shipment to Belgium has xlso fallen off; the actual operations have < ousfquentty been on so restricted a scale as to render it difficult to give correct quotations. For moderately good red wheal 33?. per qr. have, we believe, been refused in one or two instances, and at the moment there appears to be too wide a difference in the notions entertained by buyers and sellers to permit of much business being done. We were not quite correct in stating lAst week that the town millers had geneially agleed to sell flour at the old price, some of the fiist manufacturers hav- ing positively refused to enter into further contracts, except at tie advance partially established on the 26th of last month. Whe- ther they will ultimately be enabled to fix the nominal top quota- tion at 45s. per sack, will, in a great measure, depend on the stale of the wheat ttade on Monday considering, however, that the raw material advanced 3s. to 4s. per qr. during the p3St month, whilst :prices of Hour remained stallonery, there is cer- tainiy good ground for putting up the latter. Norfolk and other ship marks have gold slowly since our last, at 32s. to 34s. per sack in the fiver, according to quality. The arrivals of English barley have been small, and as nearly the whole of the foreign received since the duty rose to 8s. per qr. has been warehoused under lock, the quantity offree on the mar- ket is not now very large. Under these circumstances, sellers have displayed somewhat mote fitniut-ss, and fiue qualities, whe- ther of home or foreign growth, have been held at rather over former rates. I lie slight advance demanded has tended to chi ck the inquiry, and the business actually done has been at pi ices very little if anything over those current on Monday last. The operations in malt have been on the same retail scale during the week as for some time past, but previous quotations 01 the article have been steadily supported. With English anil Scotch oats the market has been spaiingly supplied, only 32 qrs. of the former and 110 qrs. of the latter having come to hand. The receipts from lieland have likewise been small, and, including 7,421 quarters from abroad, the total arrivatforthe week amounts to only 24,498 qls. The dealers have mostly held off in hopes of better supplies, and the trade has consequently been far from animated needy buyers have, how- ever, had to pay very lull terms, and in some instances piices have been realized for really fine corn which could nol previously have been obtained. Theinferfor kinds of foreign have, on the other hand, hung very heavily on hand, and out-of-conditioned parcels have rather gone back than improved in value. Very few English beans have corne to hand since Monday, and the samples exhibited have been sold at quite the currency of that day. Egyptians in bond have been held steadily at the old price, viz. 27s. 6d. per qr. Thursday's geneial weekly ave- rage (37s. 2d.) is 3d. per qr. lower than that of the preceding week still a tall of 1?. per qr. in the duty is likely to take place next week. Peas of all descriptions have been inquired for, and the ex- treme scarcity of the article has enabled settlets to obtain rather enhanced rates.— Mark Lane Express.
+ THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS.—June came in with the promise of a succession of blight aud more genial days than had marked the progress, of the preceding month, with l's chilling north-east winds and gloomy rain charged clouds. Hitherto the promise has been kppt; and, although rliin has occasionally fallen, we have had some warm sunny days. which have pro- duced the most beneficial effects upon every description of vege- tation. Much anxiety has been felt for the safety of the wheat crop, especially after a winter of unusual severity and the pie, valence of severe spring ffosts, On some of the higher descrip- tions of soil, tbe'-wire-worm has made more extensive ravages than has been the case for many years. Iudeed, several fields have been so much injured, and the crop rendered so hopeless, as to require ploughing up. 011 the strong soils, however, t h. plants look very well, although the growth is not so forward as is generally the case. The barley and bean lands promise, at ple- sent, a good produce. The fieqAent showers "liVe hold a bene ficial effect upon the pastures and meadows. With regard to the latter, the bottom grass is rank and luxuriant, fully warranting the hope for a crop far superiorlo that of last year, which, indeed, was lamentably defieieut. What is now to be desired is the pre- valence of sunlight days and genial nights —Dcncuster Gazette. THE CIOPS.—We have had a continuation of splendid summer weather since lhe commencement of June, lIunshine anù occa- sional thunder showers. Notwithstanding the ungenial weather of May, the corn crops, as well as grass, had considerably ad- vanced, nod the start they have since made is almost mitnculotts. The meadows have a thick bottom cover that cannot fail to prove a heavy crop, should sunshine still prevail. The wheat-crops, too, in the face of much nonsensical foreboding about them in certain quarters, have a vigorous, healthy appeaiance, and fully cover the ground st any rate, this is the case in this disttict of the Ea6t Riding and, from all we hear, we believe it to he so throughout Yorksbiie, as well as in that portion of Lincolnshire bordering upon us. The same may be said of the barley and oat crops, except in poor lOlls. Of course it is 100 SOOD, RS yet, to speculate as to the amount of the average produce. We never remember to have seen bean crops look better.—Hull Packet.
ANGLING IN WALES. To The Editor of Bell's Life in London. Sir,—1 was looking at your laudable paper the other day, and It gave me greAt pleasure 10 see tbat so many of your English gentlemen are so much interested in the art of angling. 1 have been angling in most 01' the livers in Wales, and in some of the English stieams, for ahove forty veørs. and the Tivi liver is the linest (for the size of it) tbat I uer fished io for either trout or salmon. The gentlemen of South Wales paid £500 last sum- mer for the weir at Luichryd, and took it off, so that the salmon run up the river unmolested. I killed seven very fine salmon, varying from 121b. to Sib, I know of 27 that were killed in the neighbourhood (if Lampbter the week before laftt; but now the weather is too dry, and the wind from a bad quarter, nothing can he done, But YOIl may venture 10 inform vour coirespoudents that when rain enough comes, to have fresh water, they will have splendid spoil in the Tivi. You may depend that eveiy word is tiue in this letter, which is at your disposal, if you wish to give it room in some corner of your excellent paper. MS DAVID WILLIAMS,
LONDON RKET S. 4 CORN EXCHANGE, MARK LANE, MON, JUN? 9, | We have a fair supply of English wheat, and abt>af. 2,0Q| colonial, which have been sold free. The market opena factors asking some advance, with which purchased not"! plying, they had to take the prices of this day week, a have had a free demand. Some few parcels of bonded < changed hands at full prices. 1 The flour trade is quite as good, and prices maintained. I The sale for English barley is siow but we have an imp! demand for foreign, and last week's prices are rather exce Beans and peas are fully as dear. I The arrivals of oats are liberal from Ireland and from a and we have a good country demand in addition to our dealers. Fine corn is the turn dearer, and all descripf maintain the prices of this day se'nnight. CURRENCY PER IMPERIAL MEASURE., WrHEAT,Essex & Kent, new red 50 53 White 46 & Old, red. 50 54 Ditto 51 RYE,old 32 34 New 31 BARLEY, grinding,25 27 malting 30 82 Chevalier..31 Irish 24 2t> Bere al MALT, Suffolk and Norfolk 58 63 Brown Kingstone and Ware 60 — — OATS,\ orksh &. Lincolnsh, feed 22 23 Potato. Youghail&.Cork.btack. 22 — Cork, whiter Dublin 22 23 Westport..2 Waterfoid, white 21 22 Black Newry. 22 23 1 Galway 20 21 Scotch, feed 24 26 Potato .2 rr Clonmel. 21 22 Limerick 2 J. Londondeiry 21 22 Sligo. 2 it BF.ANs.Tick, new :10 36 Old, smalU3 Hie PEAS, Grey 36 38 Maple .a Pa AVI)ite 38 40 Boilers el SEED, Rape 211. 28/. Irish..22Z. 26/. per last. ■Linseed, Baltic3;S 44 Odessa53 fi! Mustard, white12 15 brown. 8 11 per bushel. F (nun, Town-made.42 Suflolk32 persackof2j Stockton & Norfolk 34 Irish ..34 36 FOREIGN GRAIN AND FLOUR IN BOND, I WHEAT, Dantzic 36 fine 40 '] Hamburg 32 ,f9. Rostock .30 — i < 11A 11 LEY 20 24 j, h, OATS, Brew ]7 18 Feed 14 j I^'ans — 24 29 Pus. 28 32 — Fi oi it, American, per barrel.. 19 — Baltic — Official Corn Averages and Duty, MAY 31. /1 Wht..( Bail. | Oats. I Rye.) Beans,' Aggregate average s. d. 1 s. d.l si. d. s. d.l s. d.f of ti weeks. 45 ll!30 5' 21 8,30 4'36 10/i qr. | qr. I qr. I ur. nr. | Duty ouFor.Corn 20 0 | 8 0| 6 0(10 6! 6 6} SLED MARKET, MONDAY, JUNE 9. -i At this season of the year there is not much doing in M 1 and the transactions were so unimportant to-day as not to 1 aut. any alterations in prices. s. s.1 8 Linseed (English).. 52 to 581 Linseed cakes, 1000.. 240l Caraway 44 46 Hempseed, per qr 35 Coriander, per cwt.. 12 18 Rye Grass ( English) — A Mustard,brown, new 8 12 Tares, V\' inter,per qr 5 F I refoil (new) — — Tares,old ol Rapeseed ( Lnglish) 480 520 j Canary, fine, per qr.. 63 HUP INTELLIGENCE. BOROUGH, MONDAV, Ju The market for hops has been steady. The accounts ffrroo3 plantations report, as usual. that tly and lice have appea 4 parts of Kent, Sussex, and Worcester. An advance in lias laken place in some ot the country markets. 6 per cwt. 1 per s. s Tl' !40 t0 Ditt0 kaSs 140 to: 8 VVeald ot Kent .140 to 160 East Kent pockets ..147 H>V [ dltl" Faroham 200 ?' Mid Kent 147 to 180 ig J. PROV 1SION MARKET, MONDAY, JUNE 9. low „ LONDON TRADE REPORT. G< Li 11 1 RT>ESD4V EVENING.—The purchases of the trade ami Our to 4 hhds. and tierces, including a public sale of 1,200 hlids. Bl Vlr ( t-es, ich went at full rates. Good to fine yellow fetched 53s, p .'Os. low to middling 48s. 6<i to 52s. 6d. pjr cwt. Refined eoods^ tinue to improve ifi prices. Standard lumps are selline at 7'2s ti> 7SJ £ lc< Hrown grocery 70s. 6d. to 71s. per cMft. 12,000 bags Mauritius 0& m auction sold at full rates good to fine yellow fetched 49S. to 54s?W. cwt. middling to fine brown, 41s. to 42s. 6d.; inferior and low 34Mih 2'00° bagS Bengal sold in *u«i°n at Ml rates. J COUE^There were no public sales by private contract; m smallllarcels of good ordinary Ceylon sold at 47s. 6d. per cwt. a Vlef",iv,a1f ,ail weekform Ireland were 4,420 firkins but antf 5,4/.» bales bacon, and from foreign ports 1,591 cask ViY • 1 be butter maiket duiiug the past week was in ai depressed state, holders pressing sales, and lower rate# taken all descriptions; Covks nominally 86s. to 88s. Limericks 84 W aterh.rds 84s. to 86s> landed the bett Dutch 84s. to 8<»r '» In tbe bacon market there was a fair extent of bust! traibacied, both on board and landed and prices advanced at Is. per cwt. We quote 42s. to 47s. for landed, according size, cure, &c. ? I..ir(I and barns meet a slow sale. I, Tierce Middles in good demand; bale remains withoutch^W' Stocks and deliveries for week ending June 7. }x> BUTTER. 3AC:ON. ie Stock. Delivery. Stock. Deliverr. abi 18^3 1,900 2,650 19,450 4 180 A 1841 10,7(50 1,980 16,790 2's20 iin 1815 2,970 1,500 21;540 3,670 hai BUTTER, BACON, CHEESE, AND HAMS. W IKISH HOTTER (new)« s. CHE-FSE, per cwt. s. PJ,' pei cwt. — — Double Gloucester 62 'i} Callow, new, on brd 88 — Single ditto 50 Sligo b6 — Cheshire £ 6 lfrV Coik, 1st 9'J — HAMS. R SJ ENCH ISII UU'ITER. Irish 56 ,(E. Dorset, per fit kin 50 — Westmorland .i.. 56 FOREIGN. York G6 P1.6 Prim, Friesland.ct. 88 — BACON, new 4-2«F £ 1 Ditto, Kiel 90 — j Middles — P: TALLOW AND CANDLES. | s- d !'• \el!ovv Russia 42 3 While Town Tallow 43 — Mottled 52 >*T Ditto Soap 48 — Curd 60 Melting Stuff 30 — Graves 11 > Ditto Rough 19 — Good Dregs g
SMITHFIELD MARKET—JUNE 9. We have to report a very brisk demand for beef, at an advantf in the quotations obtained on Monday last of from 4d. to 6d D< 8lhs. r From Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire, we r6 ceived 1,200 short-horns, Scots, and home-breds from the not tuern western, and midland counties, 300 Herefords, Devonl shoit-horns, &c.; from other parts of Englaud, 300 of varioii breeds and from Scotland, 490 horned and polled Scots. tfE tortile time of year, we bad an unusually short supply fell sheep "ffeung, theie beins, as was the case last week, nearF it iousund head less exhibited lhan was the case at the correspond iiiai-kct-ilay ill 1844. As miglit thnelolC be expected, tb wutton Irade wits bnsk, at last week scturencies. Lianas, 151 of which came to hand from the Isle of WighlFro iltt; »;P*o3se •"»>- —*?■> In pigs a lull amount of husiness was tiane;acted. Per 13lbs LO sink I he offai. 1. J n .1 I s. a, s. a. s j S, Coarse and Inferior Prime coarse wool. 'I. 'I Basts -.3 2 3 2 led Sheep .4 5 4 I, F Second quality do.S 10 4 2 Prime South Downs a, s Prime large Oxen.4 4 4 8 ditto .4 10 5 I Hrirne Sc-.ts, &c..4 8 4 4 Large coarse CalvVs3 10 4 > Coarse and Inferior Prime small ditto..4 8 5 Sheep 3 0 4 0 Large Hogs .1*3 0 3 Second quality do.4 8 4 10 Neat small Porkers".3 10 4 Tf Suckling Calves, 18s. to 30s.; and quarter-old Store Pies 1^ to 20s. each. Beasts, 2,304; Sheep, 20,500; (;aives,ar, pigs, 323. ars
LATEST CURRENT PRICES OF METALS. id'! ———— Al LONDON, JUNE 7, 1845. £ s. d'ec IRON Bar a Wales 8 0 iter London o ic flsc; Nail rods 9 10 dTb Hoops (Staf.) JJ 0 (Pss » .v.v.v.v.v 12 0 0,v Bars i() if) 0th 'i Scotch pig b Clyde o « (#ss Russian cCCND ft n <jAr PSI 15 0 0sp Gourieff 0 0 0^' Svveedish d, for arriv .12 10 01^ on the spot. O 0 0 s'eel, fagt 17 0 rn „ keSse 16 0 (T. COPPER—T,1 ef. fl5 0 iougbcake S6 0 0 iougbcake S6 0 0 lhstselected 89 0 a Ordinary sheets lb. 0 O 4)| bottoms 0 Orti— Irv—Coni. blocks g cwt. 4'10 V, „ bars 4i| £ efinGd 4 15 0 Straits h 4 4 0 Banca. 4 7 0 TIN PLATES—Ch., box 1 16 0 „ IX 2 2 0. Coke, 1 y OjT r „. IX 1 15 a LEAD—Sheet 19 10 0 Pig, lefined 20 10 0 common 19 0 0 Spanish, in «. 0 0 0 SFEI.TKH—(Cake)/ 23 0 0 Zrsc—(Sheet) 30 0 0;-J QUICKSILVER lb. 0 4 6^ KVVINED ton 7 2 6P a Discount 2 £ per cent. e',r?s. • c Discount e; 2^ per cent, d Ditto, e In kegs 2 and j-inch. f Discount 3 ft percent, g Ditto 24 per cent, h Net cash, m bond, t Dis^b) count ;j per cent, k Ditto per cent, I Net cash bond. V m Discount l^ per cent. « discaunt 1J per cent. M REMARKS.—The iron market continues dull. Jn Scotch pig severa < large purchases have been made at t No sales of importance in steel have taken plaee for some time past. Copper continues in Rood demand, prints firm, and makers have orders on hand which will occupy f them two or three months afnrther rise is expected—Tin is h! to demand, and stocks low _in Straits and Banca the prices are firm but fc not much doing. For tin 'he ^e™and is very limited. Lead continues brisk, and the q,Iot^'° c niaiutained. There is not much doing in spelter, but the price is tirm. PRESENT PRICE OF TIN PLATES. C NEWPORT^ JUNE 12 ] £ • s. d. £ s d ( No. |C. per box ] ,l 1 0 Wasters.O 2 0 e No. IX. per box 1 17 0 n 3 0 t No.IXX.per box 2 3 0 „ 0 3 U i lb. oS Havpciton 3 15 0 to 5 0 0 1 Straw per Dozen 0 l Q |o () ;J r; V ti'oilt's 0 0 8 to 0 1 O Newport, Saturday, June 14, 1845. > P,i)invn!i(,,ff,i'e'1 'or the Proprietor, EDWARD? the MFNIV'I'' l',e I>ai'sli °F K1- VVoolos, at J Poro'iifh r7v I'rintini; Office, situate in Corn-street, i n r fh wport'b» WILLIAM CHRISTOPHERS, ot No. I, Charles-st.eet, in the said Borough. f London Agents r—Messrs. Newton and Co., Warwick-square, „ rLer'33' *'leet.street; Mr. G. Reynell, 43. Chan- cery-lane, ■S. Deacon, Coffee-house, No. 3, Walbrok, near the Mansion House, where this paper is regularly filed. i