THOU ART SLEEPING, BROTHER. Thou art sleeping, Brother lowly, Neath the shadow of the Cross, That o'erluoks yon kirkyard holy, From its throne of verdant moss Relic of our sires' devotions Where they prayed on bended knee, In the days when stern commotion Bade them look for rest to thee I Thou art sleeping, Rrnther meekly, And the tall grass waves above, Shielding many a flower that weakly Breathes o'er thee its life of love Emblem of thine own days-fleeting Like the bow in troubled skies, With conflicting darkness meeting, Melting them in golden dyes Thou art sleeping, Brother 1 sorrow Cannot wound thine heart again j Thou wilt never know a morrow With its share of earthly pain. Our reverses cannot harm thee, Still and throbless as thou art Nor the voiee of loved ones charm thee, Or a tenderness impart. Thou art sleeping, Brother lightly Falls the dew upon thy mound And the winds awaken nightly Sainted minstrelsy around. 'Tis a burden each good spirit, Watching o'er thee, murmurs sweet, Telling how the just inherit Bliss that earta can never greet. Bentley's Miscellany.
MRS. CAUDLE'S CURTAIN LECTURES. Mrs. Caudle has returned Heme-the House (of course) not fit to be seen." Mr. Caudle, in self-defence, takes a book. After all, Caudle, it's something tu get into one's own bed again. I shall sleep to-night. You're glad of it ? That's like your sneering I know what you mean. Of couise, I never can think of making myself comfortable, but you wound my feelings. If you cared for your own bed like any other man, you'd not have staid out till this hour. Don't say that I diove you out of the house as soon as we came in i:. I ooly just spoke about the dirt and the dust—but the fact is, you'd be happy in a pig stye! I thought I could have trusted that Mrs. Clatepeg with untold gold; and did you only see the hearth-rug When we left borne there was a tiger in it; 1 should like to know who could make out the tiger, now Oh, its very well for you to swear at the tiger, but swearing won't revive the rug again. Else you might swear. You could go out and make yourself comfortable at your club. You little know how many windows are broken. How many do you think No; I shan't tell you to-morrow-you shall know now. I'm sure Talking about getting health at Margate all my health went away directly I got into the kitchen. There's dear mother's chiaa mug cracked in two places. I could have lilt down and cried when I saw it a mug I can recollect when I was a child. Eh 1 I should have locked it up, then 1 YItS; that's your feeling for anything of mine. I only wish it had been your punch-bcwl but, thank goodness, 1 think that's chipped. Well, you haven't answered about the windows—you can't guess how many ? You don't carel Well, if nobody caught cold but you, it would be little maiter. Sit windows clean out, and three cracked Yott can't help it ? I should like to know where the money's to come from to mend 'em They shant be mended, that's all. Then you'll see how respectable the house wit) took. But I know very well what you think. Yes; you're glad of it. You think that this will keep me at home—but 1 11 never stir out again. Then you can go to the sea-side by your- self; then, perhaps, you can be happy with Miss Prettyman ? Now, Caudle, if you knock the pillow with your fist in that way, I'll get up. Its very odd that I can't mention that person's name, but you begin to fight the bolster, and do I don't know what. There must be something in it, or you wouldn't kick about so. A guiliy conscience needs Do-but you know what I mean. She wasn't coming to town for a week and then, of a sudden, •he'd h td a letter. I dure say she had. And then, as she said, itwould be company for her to come with us. No doubt. She thought I should be in again, and down in the cabin but with all her art, she does not know the depth of me— quite. Not but what I was ill; though, like a brute, you wouldu't see it. What do you say ? Good night, lovel Yes, you can be very tender, I dare say—like all your sex—to suit your own ends but I cant't go to sleep with my head full of the house. The fender in the parlour will never come to itself again. I haven't counted the knives yet, but I've made up my mind that half of 'era are lost. No I don't always think the worst; no, and I don't make myself unhappy before the time but of couise, that's my thanks for caring about your property. If there ain't spiders in the curtains as big as nutmegs, I'm a wicked creature. Not a broom has the whole place seen since I've been away. But as soon as I get up won't I rummage the house out, that's all. I hadn't the heart to look at my pickles but for all I left the door locked, I'm sure the jars have been moved. Yes, you can swear at pickles when you're in bed; but nobody makes more noise about 'em when you want 'em. I only hope they've been to the wine-cellar; then you may know what my feelings are. That poor cat, too-What 1 Yoft hate catsl Yes, poor thing because she's my favourite—that's it. If that cat could only speak-What 1 It isn't nectü<1ry 1 1 don't know what you mean, Mr. Caudle; but if that cat could only speak, she'd tell me how she's been cheated. Poor thing! I know where the money's gone to that I left for her milk-I know. Why what have you got there, Mr. Caudle1 A book ? What! If you aint allowed to sleep you'll read 1 Well, now it is come to something If that isn't insulting a wife, to bring a botfk to bed, 1 don't know what wedlock is. But you shan't read, Caudte no, you shan't: not while I've strength to get up and put out a candle. And that's like your feelings! You can think a great deal of trumpery books yes, you can't think too much of the stuff that's put into print; but, for what's real and true about you, why you've the heart of a stone. I should like to know what that book's about. What ? Milton's Paradise Lost 1 I thought •ome rubbish of tbe sort—something to insult me. A nice book, I think, to read in bed; and a veiy respectable person he was who wrote it. What do I know of him Much more than you think. A very pretty fellow, indeed, with bis six wives. What! He hadn't six, he d only three 1 That's nothing to do with it; but, of course, you'll take his part. Poor women A nice time they had wi'.h him, I dare say! And I've no doubt, Mr. Caudle, you'd like to follow Mr. Milton's example: else you wouldn't read the stuff be wrote. But you don't use me as he treated the poor souls who married him. Poets, indeed; I'd make a law against any of 'em having wive., except upon paper; for goodness help the dear creatures tied to them! Like innocent moths lured to a candle) Talking of candles; you don't know that the lamp in the passage is split to bits 1 I say you don't— do you hear me, Mr. Caudle1 Won't you answer 1 Do you know where you are? In the Garden of Eden 1 Are you? Then you've no business there this time of night. "Aod saying this (writes Caudle) she scrambled from the bed, and put out the light."—Punch.
A letter, with the following unmistakeable address, reached Newport one day last week; whence it came, we think it Un- necessary to state:—"Newport Wales No 50. Cross Street, the Rose and Shamrock Publick House. James Coackly for- warded to John Mahony. Dan your brother requests of you when you get this not to keep it in your possession not five minutes when you give it to John Mahony." COLD WATER CUKE.—At Athens, Ohio, recently, Counsellor Wall, who had been retained lor the defence of an incendiary, threatened to bully the court; and, with that view, the bravo presented himself at the barristers' table with a pair of horse pistols. Mr. Welsh, the prosecuting counsel, rose to state his case, aDd coolly laid upon the table a loaded squirt, observing that his learned friend's weapons might possibly miss fire, but he might depend upon it the squirt would go off. There was a roar of laughter among the bystanders, which was augmented by an order ot the Court, directed to the sheriff", to take into cus. tody both the pistols and tbe squirt. The bully sneakingly sur- rendered his weapons, and Mr. Welsh imitated his example with amusing mock reluctance. SIAMESE SOLOMONS.—Mr. Wadd tells us in his pleasant «' Mews, Maxims, and Memoirs," that the Siamese were in tbe habit of deciding important questions which came into court, by means of emetic pills ? The stomach of the suitor, platntlff or defendant, that retained them the longer time, gained (because whilst he who too suddenly cast them up again, was himself cast in damages, kicked out of court, and had to pay both costs and pills. We certainly have heard of many persons who have bad no stomach for law, and here, clearly, the strongest had the best chance in the struggle, whilst the looser may be said most em- phatically to be brought up" for judgment.—Ainsworth's Mag, How TO GET FttM QUARTERS IN LONDON.— Why the deuce don t you make yoursell useful to the commonwealth bycatcu- lating a gradient, laying down a curve, or preparing a table of traffic, in order to obtain the proper qualification for a railway witness? Nothing in thiewortd is easier. You have only to sit lit your window for a giveo amollot of hours once aod Dote down the number of cabs and carts which jingle along the Broomielaw and, if you like that better, to ascenain the qua- lity of the soil three feet beneath your own wine cellar, and you are booked for a month's residence in London, free quarters in a first-rate hotel, five guineas a.day, and all expenses paid.— Blackwood's Magaiine. STRANGE STORY.—A young sailor of this town, named Four. nier, left as cabin-boy some fnur years back. He was found on the quay of Liverpool wi^b his tongue cut out and his arms twisted out of their sockets, and in this condition he was forwarded home to his family. It is said thst he witnessed a murder on board, and was thus served in consequence. Being neither able to write or speak, it is difficult to extract the truth from him.— Annotateur of Boulogne. ijgWONDERFUL INvENT1oN.-They write from Paris-" A great sensation has been excited by a new invention of M. Daguerre, by means of which he can produce, in less than three months, a young tree, with the same development which takes three or four years to produce. Numberless essays have already succeeded. The invention consists iu a sort of graft applied near the root of the tree. In cutting the tree after this hasty growth, it i, fouod that the fibres aie as compact as those treet that have acquired their development in the usual time." WARWICK ASSIZES.—At these Assizes on Saturday, three men were convicted of an agravated burglary, in the house of Miss Mary Chambers. The most remarkable feature of the case was the admission of the testimony, as an approver, of a young man, named Sidney Conway. It appeared this person was of respectable connexions, the son of a surgeon, residing jn the neighcurhood, whose education had been much neglected, and who had given himself up to bad habits, and associated with the worst of characters. On being put into the box, he gave his evidence at first reluctantly, and rather inip^aently, for which he was severely rebuked by the Judge. The ea&e for the prosecution being closed, and counsel being heard on be- half of the prisoners, Mr. Justice Maule, in summing up, com- mented with severity upon the impropriety of having admitted Conway as chief witness for the crown. He was not a man in- duced to plunder from want. He was fed well. He did not want, but, from depraved habits, he had, according to his own statement, become the leader of a gang of burglars. He pro- vided them with pistols—he loaded them—and then went out, if he might deem it necessary, to commit murder. The removal of such a fellow would have done more than the transportation of the three prisoners. He ought not to have been allowed to escape, as the evidence was conclusive against him. The juiy, having retired for a short time, found the prisoners Guilty. Mr. Justice Maule said, he might have sentenced them to transpor- tation for life, but as they did not commit any violence upon Miss Chambers, he should mitigate their pwwluneQt to fifteen years' transportation.
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT NEW YORK. TERRIBLE EXPLOSION AND LOS; OF LIFE. The city of New York has been visited by a calamitous fire' unparallelled in the history of our city, save by the great confla giation of 1835. On Saturday morning, 19th July, in the space of seven hours, no less than one hundred and eighty valuable warehouses, filled with costly merchandise recently imported, with ninety other buildings occupied as dwellings or workshops, fell a prey to the flames. The loss in buildings and merchandise, part of the latter being saved, is not less than five or six millions of dollars. The amount eovered by insurance is about four millions of dollars. The Insurance Companies are all able to meet their losses, and will pay promptly. Five small companies having lost a large part of their capitals, have concluded to wind up, should the stockholders, after paying their losses, deem that course expedient. The most painful part of the disaster is the loss of six or seven lives. The fire commenced at 3 o'clock on Saturday morning, 19th inst., in the upper part of the four story brick building, No. 34, New-street, occupied by J. L. Veodoren, as an oil store. That building, with its contents, was ia a very short time entirely destroyed, as was a large brick building ad- joining, occupied as a carpenter's shop. At a quarter to four o'clock, Crocker and Warren's store in New.street, in which was stored a very large quantity of saltpetre, blew up with the most tremendous explosion ever heard or felt in the city. That building itself was of course scattered in frae. ments in an instant, and those near it were little better off. So awful was the shock, that the thick plate glass in nearly all the buildings in Wall-street was broken in fragments, and strewed over the pavement, in many instances the substantial window sashes themselves being broken in. There were three etplosions, which were heard at a distance of twenty miles from the city, accompanied hy shocks resembling those of an earthquake, and so powerful as to shatter windows within a circuit of nearly a mile. The doors of the American Exchange Bank, in Wall-street, were burst open with a loud crash. The City Bank doors also burst. The streets or buildings every where in the vicinity bore marks of the explosion, which not only carried away three buildings, and shattered doors and windows, but also carried flame and bum* ing timbers into the adjoining warehouses. The heat became insupportable, and every house in the neigh- bourhood was rendered hot and inflammable, and the fire- burried on by the fierce whirlwind created hy every large tire- communicated and spread with fearful rapidity. The flames were at last subdued by the indomitable exertions of the Fire Department, and at 10 o'clock in the forenoon the devouring element was completely arrested. The portion of the city destroyed, was occupied principally by French and German merchants, and is almost the centre of business, being surrounded on all sides by large warehouses, banks, counting-bouses, &c. But for a plentiful supply of water furnished by the Croton Aque. duct, the whole southern portion of the city would have been destroyed. Workmen are already engaged in rebuilding on the site of the fire and within a few days after the calamity, the corner atones ofseverat warehouses were laid. Such is the indomitable energy of the American character. The loss has fallen heavily upon the Merchants of New YOlk, but it will be met prompily. Valu- able improvements in the construction of warehouses have been suggested by the disaster, aDd are being adopted by those about to erect new buildings. The money market has felt the influence of this sudden destruc. tion of so much property, and the leculities of the Insurance Companies being mostly in stocks, the latter have receded fiom one to two per cent. Cotton went up a quarter of a cent per lb. in consequence of the destruction of from 10,000 t:) 20,000 bales, French wines and brandies advanced slightly from the same cause.— The New York Weekly Sun.
IMPORTANT FROM TEXAS. MBETINC OF THE PEOPLE'S CONVENTION—ANNEXATION or TEXAS, —DEATH OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT—INDIAN DEPREDATIONS, &C. The brig Hope Howes, Captain Shaw, arrived at New Orleans 19th instant, from Galveston. Annexation has been finally consummated by the People's Convention. We have Galveston papers of the 15th inst. The correspond- ent of the New Orleans Picayune writes as follows :— Austin, July 7th, 1845. The Convention assembled on the morning of the 4th, and unanimously elected Gen. Rusk to preside over its deliberations. On taking the chair he made a short address, which was well de- livered aDd suitable to the occasion. A committee of fifteen was soon after appointed, who reported by their chairman, Judge Lipscomb, an ordinance assenting, on behalf of the people of Texas, to the terms of Annexation proposed by the United States Government. It was adopted with one dissenting voice-bit five members absent. It was not a little singular that the only dis- senting voice was Richard Bache, the father-in-law of your Secretary of the Treasury, and brother-in-law of the Vice President. After the necessary resolutions were passed for the transmission of the ordinance to (he United States, a resolution was offered by Col. Love, and unanimously adopted—"That the members wear crape on their left arm for one month, as a testimony of regret for the decease of Gen. Jackson." Whatever differences of opinion may exist, as regards his political acts, elsewhere, Texas owes him a debt of gratitude To him we are indebted for the privilege of becoming a member of the Great American Union —a measure so important to us, and I hope to you. The Con. vention then adjourned. It was a novel celebration of the liberty day—to surrender the independence of our nation, and by the act of the whole people, assent to its incorporation with another, and offer a tribute of respect to the man through whose influence the measure was consummated. On the 5th we appointed committees, on the plan adopted by the Virginia Convention, to report on the various subjects sub- mitted. It called forth some discussion, which was creditable to the speakers—it was the skirmish that precedes more heavy firing. The delegates to the Convention, for intelligence, integrity, and worth, would rank high in any country. There is not, perhaps, much of brilliancy, but a great deal of matter-of-fact sense and sound knowledge; and 1 predict that we shall form and send you a sound and sensible Constitution, free from the worst features of ultraism. The terms of Annexation are not, perhaps, such as we had a right to ask but so anxious are we to free the subject from fur- ther agitation in the United States, that no conditions whatever will be annexed to the Constitution differing from the resolutions passed by the United States Congress. A despatch was received from the United States in the morning, and Major Donelson arrived on the evening of the Sth, having been detained at Washington by aerious indisposition. These despatches relate to tbe occupation of our frontier by your troops. They are now on their march—the foot by water to Corpus Christi, on the west bank of the Nueces the dragoons by land to Antonio. The step is taken that will decide Mexico in her policy. Foreign troops will soon be upon the soil she claims. Her choice must be a declaration of war, or, if she is wise, negociation. She may acquire mouey by the Illter-defeat and disgrace only by the former. To-day a resolution was passed, requesting the President of the United States, in behatfof the people of Texas, to send troops forthwith to our frontier. This resolution is a sanction, on the part of the people of Texas, of the movement noted above. The intrigue of those in power here, which, in its commence- ment, was advised by the ex president, has been dissipated by the power of the people. The executive occupies no envied pusitioo I am inclined to think he has been victimised by his fiiend aDd patron, as well as her Majesty's minister. True to his faith, he issues his proclamation, admitting a state of war and a disputed territory, which, if not intended as treason to the country, or proceeding from disappointed hopes, waa excessively foolish. Lord Aberdeen has avowed to Dr. Ashbel Smith, that her Majesty's Government will not interfere ",itb the question, so he writes home. This removes one of the prospects of war; so if you get to loggerheads with John Bull, it must be about Oregon. Jonathan will fight for whales and lumber, but seems to have but little fancy for it, if sugar, cotton, or negroes have anything to do with the matter. This once flourishing village is in a state of entire dilapidation and ruin—the effects of an arbitrary exercise of power, without cause and without precedent and although the author of all this ruin is elected a delegate, he will not take his seat; he cannot— he dare not look upon hundreds which he has in his wantonness ruined „ Gen. Tarrant, a delegate from Fannin, was on a visit to San Antonio. He, with Mr. Howard, delegate from that place, has for some days been expected. Painful apprehensions have arisen for their safety, as many Indians are on the frontier, who have committed several murders lately. We are exposed to the attacks of Indians and Mexicans-—not a soldier on guard, and but a few fire-arms. So callous have the people of Texas become to danger, that they scarcely ever prepare to repel attack. On my way here I met a young man, with two youog girls, in a buggy, with no protection whatever from attack, almost at the very spot where young Hornsby had been killed two weeks previous by the Indians. They were in high glee, laugh- ing and talking merily. I could but think that an hour might consign them to death, or a worse fate! The Hope Howes reports ooly forty hours from Galveston to the Balize. The latest Galveston paper is 10 the 12th inst. The British brig Persian arrived at Galveston a few days ago from Vera Cruz. She brought despatches for the Government, and was to return as soon as she heard from Washington. It was rumoured in Galveston, that she was there for the purpose of learning the fate of the Mexican propositions to President Jones, and, if they were rejected, that the fleet of Mexico would be down on Galveston without delay We hope the Galvestonians will not evacuate their city on the strength of this fearful tumour. The HOll. K L. Anderson, Vice President of Texas, died on the lOt'n instant, at Fsiitbrop'a, Montgomery county, of fever. The papers are in mourning for the sad event. Mr Edward Bourne, a native of Coventry, England, left his residence on Clear Creek Lake, in a boat, on the 3rd inst., aDd is supposed to have been drowned on the 4th. Ashbel Smith has been recalled from England. Speaking of this, the Galveston News of the lZfh aays :—" We should like to know what he went for, what he has done, how much money he has pocketed, when he is going again or what plan will next be fallen upon to dtsburseour public funds.. The following appointments have been made by the President: HOD. Ebeoezer Allen, Secretary of SIale; Hon. W. B. Ochil- Iree, Attorney General; Hon. J- A. Gieer, Secretary of tbe TreuulY. The reports of the crops throughout the country are highly favourable; Galveston and the other cities and towns continue healthy; emigrants are fast pressing into the country, from the adjoining States of the Union and the prospects of Texas, view them through what phrase we will, are prosperous and encouraging.—Ibid I
Brougham remarked, the other day, that if for nothing else, bis name would go down to postetity as the pstroo, if not inventor of a particular carriage. Connected with anything which wheels, your lordship ceitainly will," drily observtd Lord Nor- mandy. It is stated amongst official circles that Captain Blodero will receive a colonial appointment within a short time. As the song says- There's a sweet little cherub that sita up aloft, Which looks out the good things for poor Jack. Leyland says, the word Coroner does not, as is commonly sup- posed, mean an officer on the Crown side, but ia a contraction of two British words, Corph-Conner, a corpse-inspector. "-ALL THE DIFFERENCE." King Hudson, they say— ihat grand railway roonarque. Of wealth has abundance—of riches no tack Hence a Sunderland meter waa taard to remark— The coat it 'King' HudsoaAnd Tbompwa tbe wk I"
SMALL DEBTS BILL. Never, perhaps, was curiosity more strongly exhibited among various classes of persons, creditors, debtors, and lawyers, than has been the case within the last week upon the subject of the new Act for the better securing the payment of small debts,which has just passed. The Queen's printing-office has been literally in a state of siege by anxious and interested purchasers of the Act, all eager to learn the exact particulars of a measure that is calculated to effect another revolution in the relation of debtor and creditor, in cases of debt under twenty pounds, quite as sud- denly and infallibly as the original enactment of last year accom- plished, and which is virtually superseded by the present parlia- mentary experiment. Debts of small amount have been almost extinguished, as far as any remedy was provided for obtaining payment, and now they are all to be revived. So that industri- ous tradesmen will have some protection against unprincipled fellows, who would plunder the produce of the honest man's toil. The following is an extended analysis of this important measure: 1. Preamble. Creditor obtaining judgment or order in respect of debt not exceeding J20 may summon debtor before a Commis- sioner of Bankrupts or Court of Requests, c!fc.- Whereas it is ex- pedient and just to give cleditors a further remedy for the teco- very of debts due to them be it therefore enacted, by the Queen's most excellent Majesty, by aod with the advice and consent 01 the Lords spiritual and temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, That if any person is or shall be indebted to any other in a sum not exceeding twenty pounds besides costs of suit, by force of any judgment obtained, or of any order for the payment thereof, or of any costs in any court, which judgment or order shall have been obtained from any court of competent jurisdiction in Eng- land, it shall be lawful for the creditor so having obtained a judg- ment 01 order to obtain a summons from any commissioner of bank- rupts for the district in which such debtor shall reside or be, or from any court of requests or conscience, or inferior court of re- cord for the recovery of debts, or other court for the recovery of smalt debts, within the jurisdiction of which such debtor shall reside or be, having a judge who shall be either a barrister-at- law, special pleader, or an attorney of' not less than ten years' standing of one of her Majesty's superior Courts of Common Law at Westminster, which summons such commissioner of bankrupts or such court shall be authorised and required to grant, according to the form in schedule (A ) hereunto annexed, upon the appli cation of such creditor, by any petilion or note in writing.accord ing to the form in schedule (B) hereunto annexed; and the debtoi appeariug before such commissioner or court at the time to be appointed in such summons, shall be examined bv the said commissioner or court, and shall, if the creditor think fit, be in- terrogated before such commissioner or court by the creditor summoning him, touching the manner and time of his contract- ing his debt, the means or prospect of payment he then had, the property, or means of payment he still hath or may huve, the disposal he may have made of any property since contacting such debt; and such creditor shall also, if such commissioner or court shall think fit, be examined by the said commissioner or court touching his claim against the said debtor; and it shall be lawful forisuch commissioner or court to make an order on the said debtor for the payment of his debt by instalments or otherwise; and in case such debtor shall not attend as required by the said summons, and shall not allege a sufficient excuse for not attend- ing, or shall, if attending, refuse to disclose his property, or his transactions respecting the same, or respecting the contracting of the debt, or shall not make answer thereof to the satisfaction of the commissioner or court, or shall appear to such commissioner or court to have been guilty of frtwd in conti acting the debt, or of having wiljitlly contructed it without reasonable prospect of being able to pay it, or of having concealed or made away with his pro- perty in order to defeat his creditors, or if he appeals to have the means of paying the same by instalments or otherwise, and shall not pay the same at such times as the commissioner or court shall order, or as the court aliall have ordered in which the original judgment shall have been obtained, or order made then in any of tbe said cases, it shall be lawful for such commissioner, or the judge of such court, to order such debtor to be committed for any time not exceeding forty days, to the common gaol, »herein the debtors under judgment and in execution of the superior courts of justice may be confined, within the county, city, borough, or place in which such debtor shall be resident, or to any other gaol or debtors' prison within the same county, which shall by any unrevoked deciaration of one of her Majesty's principal secre- taries of state, be allowed as a place of imprisonment under this Act. 2. How order shall be ezecuted.-And be it eoacted, That every bailiff to whom any such order shall be issued shall be thereby empowered to take the body of the person against whom such order shall be made, and all constables and other peace officers within their several jurisdictions shall aid in the execution of every such order; and no protection or certificate, or interim order issuing out of any court of bankruptcy, or for the relief of insolvent debtors, or otherwise howsoever, shall be available to any debtor taken in execution under such order as aforesaid. 3. Imprisonment may cease on paymelit of debt.-And be it declared and enacted, That no imprisonment under this Act shall in anywise operate as satisfaction or extinguishment of any debt or demand; but any person imprisoned under this Act who shall have paid or satisfied the debt or demand, and costs remaining due at the time of the order of imprisonment being made, and all subsequent costs, may be discharged out of custody by leave of the commissioner or judge of the court by whom the order of im- prisonment was made. 4. Certain courts to have the like powers in originul suits.-And be it enacted, That the judge of every court of requests or con- science, and of every inferior court of record for tbe recovery of debts,andoT every inferior court for the recovery of small debts,of which the judge is a barister-at-law or special pleader, or an attorney of ten years' standing of one of her Majesty's superior Courts of common law at Westminster, in which court proceed. ings shall be heard for the recovery of any debt or demand within the jurisdiction of the said court, shall have the like powers in the suit instituted for recovery of such debtor demand, of examining the parties to the suit, and upon occasion of pronouncing judg- ment thereon, if judgment be given for the plaintiff, shall have the like powers of further examining the parties, and in theseveral cases hereinbefore specified, of committing ihe defendant to pri- son, which he might exercise under the privision hereinbefore contained, if judgment for such debt or demand had been obtained in his court, and the judgment creditor had obtained a summons for such defendant from the same court under this Act, and all the provisions of this Act shall be deemed to apply to such case as if summons had been obtained. 5. Where several courts eiist in the same town, Src. business not to be transferred from one to the other.-Provided always, and be it enacted, That io any city, town, or district wherein there are several courts for the recovery of small bebts, neither of the said courts shall have any power under this Act in respect of any debt which shall have been sued for, in the other of the said courts, in the same city, town, or district, unless usch other of the said courts shall not have a judge qualified as hereinbefore specified. 6. Application to commissioners, ofc. need not to be made by counsel or attorney. 5 & 6 Vict. c. 116.-And be it declared and enacted, That in making application to any commissioner or court as aforesaid, or taking any proceedings under this Act, or under the Act hereinbefore referred to, or uuder an Act made in the sixth year of the retgo of her Majesty, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors," it shall not be requisite tor any party, whether creditor or debtor, to employ counsel or attorney or solicitor. 7. Affidavits in bankruptcy and insolvency may be sworn bejore keepers of prison.And be it enacted, That aoy affidavit of any prisoner in any of her Majesty's prisons or gaols in England or Wales, to be used in matters of bankruptcy or insolvency, or under or by virtue of any statute relating to bankrupts or insolvent debtors, or of this Act, may be sworn before the visiting or oiher justices, 01 if within twelve hours, none such shall attend, then by the principal keeper or gaoler of such prisons or gaols re. speciively and they and lie shall be respectively amhori.sed and required to administer the oath upon any such affidavit or affi. davits, 8. Actual Necessaries of Judgment Debtors not to be .eised.- And whereas it is expedient to protect the actual necessaries of or belonging to judgment debtors, from being seized in execution be it enacted. That from and after the passiog of this Act the wearing apparel and bedding of any judgment debtor or his family, and the tools and implements of his trade, the value of such ap- parel, bedding, tools, and implements,not exceeding in the whole the value of five pounds, shall not be liable to seizure under any execution or order of any court, against his goods and chattels. 9. Jurisdiction of courts may be altered.-Aod be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for her Majesty, with the advice of her privy council, to enlarge the jurisdiction of any such court of requests or conscience, or inferior couit of record, for the recovery of debts, or other court for the recovery of small debts, to all debts and demands, whether on balance of account or otherwise, or damage arising out of any express or implied agreement, not exceeding twenty pounds, and in such cases as her Majesty, with the advice aforesaid, may think fit, to enlarge the district of any such court, or where any part of the distfict of such court is comprised within the jurisdiction of any other like court, to con- tract the same and all powers and authorities now vested in any such court the jurisdiction or district whereof shall be so enlarged, or the district whereof shall be so contracted, shall apply and extend to the jurisdiction or district given or limited under the powers of this Act, and that as fully as if such juris- diction or district had been given by the Act or Acis establishing or regulating such court and its proceedings: provided always, that no such order shall be made in respect of any court which shall not have a judge who is either a barrisler-at-law or special pleader, or an attorney of one of her Majesty's superior courts of common law at Westminster (such attorney being of at least ten years' standing ) and it shall be lawful for the commissioners of any court in which there shall be no such judge, or a majority of those who shall be present at a meeting called for the purpose, to appoint a judge qualified as aforesaid, subject to the approval of her Majesty, signified under the royal sign manual, and in de fault of any such appointment as aforesaid, it shall be lawful fur her Majesty to appoint a judge. 10. And be it enacted, That every judge of any such court of requests or cons, ience, or inferior court of record for the recovery of debts, or other courts for the recovery of small debts, shall be removable by the Lord Chancellor for misbehaviour or incapacity. 11. Who shall be competent to hold the court.—And be it en- acted, That no such order shall avail to extend the jurisdiction of any such court for the trial of any cause in the absence of the judge; and that whenever the number of commissioners present at any court shall not be sufficient for the trial of causes accord- ing to the constitution of the court before the passing of this Act, the judge shall act atone with all the power of the court, whether or not enlarged or altered under this Act. and shall determine all questions, as well of facts as of law, in the causes which sball be brought before him.. 12.-Ifppointi1/g of a deputy.-Aod be it enacted. That in all cases of illness or unavoidable absence, the cause whereof shall be entered in the minutes of the court, it shall be lawful for the judge, or, in case of the inability of the judge, for the commis siooers, to appoint a deputy, qualified as is hereinbefore provided in the case of the judge, to act for him during such iitntssor un- avoidable absence, and any deputy so appointed, while acting under such appoiotment, shall have all the powers and privileges, and perform ail the duties of such judge. 13—Relates to Westminster and Southwark. 14. Power for judge to frame a table of fies.-A ad be it en- acted, That the judge of any such com t, the jurisdiction or district whereof shall be extended under the powers of th 13 Act, shall, subject to the approval of one of her Majesty s principal secretaries of state, fiame a table of fees to be payable by the suitors of such court or courts, in respect of every proceeding therein and a table of such fees shall be put st>me conspicuous place in the court house and in the clerk's office, and the fees on e"ery pro. ceeding shall be paid in the nrst instance by the plaintiff, or party on whose behalf such proceeding is to be had, on or before such proceeding and all such fees shall be received by the clerk or clerks of such court, who shall account to the other officers of such court for ihe amount or proportion thereof, which shall be payable to them respectively; and shall also, in themoothof March in every year, render an account of all such fees to one of her Majesty's principal Secretaries ot State; provided always, that it shall be lawful foi 'he Secretary of State to lessen the amount of the fees to be taken in aoy one or more of the courts, tbt jurisdiction or district whmof shall be extended a* aforesaid, in such manner as to him shall seem fit; and again to inctease such fees, so that the scale of fees given in the Echedule to this Act marked (C) be not in any case surpassed: provided also, that in ali cases wheie any j"dge, cleik, or other officer of any such court shall have been paid by salary instead of (?es, such judge,clerk, or other officer, shall continue to receive si: :h salary, and all sums payable in the name of fees to any suet clerk or othar officer over and above the amount of such salary, shall be applicable for such purposes and in the manner prescribed by 'he Act or Acts of Parliament under which such cou t is con- stituted. 15 and 16—Authorises the taking of fees, according 10 a sche- dule annexed to the Act, by registrars of courts of bankruptcy fees payable under existing Acts not to be affected. 17. Poundage to be demanded from suitors upon sum claimed.- And be itenacted, That, for raising a fund for providing a court- house and offices for any court of requests, or o!her court for the recovery of small debts, the clerk or clerks of any such court in which, and while, it shall be necessary to raise such fund, shall j demand and receive from the plaintiff in every suit brought in thai court.before he shall issue any summons in that suit, the sum of sixpence when the debt or damage claimed shall not exceed twenty shillings, and for every claim exceeding twenty shillings, one-foriieih part thereof( neglecting any sum less than threepence in estimating such fortieth part) or other such sum, in either case not exceeding the rates hereinbefore mentioned, as the Secretary of State from time to time shall order, which sum shall be paid in all cases in the fiist instance by the plaintiff, upon suit brought in such court, and shall be considered as costs in the cause, and the clerk or clerks of the couit shall keep an account of all moneys so paid to him or them, and shall account for the same to 'he judge of such court lor the time being, and the amount thereof shall accumulate to form a general fund for such court, and shall be applied in defraying the rent and taxes, stationery, and other necessary expenses of holding and carrying on the business of such court, in such manner as the court for the time being, with the approval of the Secretary of State, shall direct. 18. Summonses to witnesses to be served by a messenger or bailiff, and party summoned to he paid or tendered his expenses, accpiding to a scale in case of refusal to attend and give evi- dence, such witnesses so be subjpet to a fine not exceeding £ b. 19. Lists of unclaimed sititol-s' money to be ittude out.—And be it enrrcinJ, That the cleik or clerks of every sue h court shall, in the month of March in each year, make out a correct list of all sums of money, belonging to suitors in the court, which shall have been paid into court, and which shall have remained un- claimed for the space of twelve calendar months before the first oi the month of January, specifying the names of the parties for whom or on whose account the same were so paid into court; and a copy of such list shall be put up and remain, during court hours, in some conspicuous part of the court house, and at all times in the clerk's office. 20. All suitors' money paid into court and unclaimed for six years, to go into the court fund. — And be it enacted,That all sums of money which shall have been paid into any such court, to the use of any suitor or suitois thereof, and which shall have reo mained unclaimed for the period of 5.1)( years before the passing of this Act, and all further sums of money which sball hereafter be paid into any such court to the use of any suitor or suitofs thereof, shall, if unclaimed for the period of six years after the same shall have been so paid into court, vest in and belong to the judge, or judge and commissioners of such courts for the time being, in trust for the general purposes of such court, and shall form a general fund for the payment of just debts, and the ne- cessary expenses of holding or carrying on the business of such cou! t. 21. Power to remove suits exceeding fb. into superior cou rts.- And he it enacted, That any suit to be instituted in any such court wherein the claim or demand shall exceed the sum of ten pounds, shall be removable by certiorari or otherwise into any of her Majesty's superior courts of common law at Westminster, or into the Court of Common Pleas at Lancaster, by leave of a judge of any one of the said courts, and upon such terms as he shall order. 22. Power to execute wart ants and levy eieculiom out of juris- diction.— And be it enacted, That in all cases where final judg- ment shall have been obtained in any such court, and a warrant or executiou shall have issued against the goods and chattels, of the defendant, or an order for his commitment shall have been made under this Act, and the defendant, or his goods and chat- tels, shall be out of the jurisdiction of such court, it shall be law- fill for the officer charged with such warrant, execution, or order of commitment, to apply 10 any justice of the peace acting for any county, division, or place in which the defendantor his goods and chattels shall then be, upon proof being made upon oath (which oath such justice shall be empowered to administer,) that the person or goods and chattels of such defendant is or are believed to be within the county, division, or place where such justice of the peace shall act, such justice of the peace shall sign or indorse his name upon the said warrant, execution, or order of commitment,and thereupon the said officer charged ihetewith, jhall take and seize the person or the goods and chattels of the defendant whersoever the same shall be found within the county, division, or place for which such justice o( the peace sball act; and all constables and other peace officers shall be aiding and assisting within their tespective districts, in the execution of the said warrants, executions, or orders. 23. Re-enacts certain acts of last session. 24. Interpretation of the word "jud^k."—And be it enacted, That in the conslruclion of this Act the word judge shall be construed to include every person, being either a barrister-at-law or special pleader, or so attorney of one of her Majesty's >upe- rior courts of common law at Westminster, of ten years'standing, who, according to the ronstituiion of the court, presides in any such court as aforesaid, or acts as jud^e or assessor therein, whe- ther by he title of judge, or banister, or county cleik, assessor, or steward, or deputy steward, or by any style or title whatsoever. 25. The act only to apply to England.
TEDDY BRYAN'S ACCOUNT OF THE ROYAL PROGRESS IN GERMANY. Here I am, amongst the Jarmans, wid King and Queens and Princes, and ivery one so noble that I've Counts ready to cut my corns, and Batons offerin' to black one's boots. My Milashin modesty stood my frind when I tuk the notion to follow her Ma- jesty in her tower, as one of her sweet. How I got on board is a saciet, but you nughi have teen in the papers that the Royal vol stopped some time for a missin' wally de sham of the Prince's. Somebody was mistin', but that story's a sham. Of all the ves. sels I ever was aboard of, this Royal yot is the worst. The crew are »io«ed away as bad niggers, and even Captmg Lord Dolly has not room to go down on his knees to say his prayers, which much inconveniences him. We lay to; but, by the piper, we poor fellows lay twenty, to the sea reach-so called, I'm lonld, becoz 'tis where the cockneys are first qualmish-all Saturday night, and blustraiious it was, and so was Sunday, when we crossed, rainin' and blowin' tremendous. Her Majesty, bless her, wanted to hear the iliments, savin' she was Queen of the Oshin, and bad say legs; but Sir James Clark would not let her. as the weather was so squatty. For the matter of that, thin," says the Queen, lauchin', shure, isn't it you, doctor, knows I'm used to squarish" The Prince looked as if he could add, and "blowings up" too; but the poor gentleman lay on tiesofy, very quarish in his iniarior. We got to Antwerp in the evening, and there were the people on the kays, standin in the pourin' rnin, wid pipes in their mouths, and soldiers wid umbrellas over their head", to see the Queen land but she was fast asleep on board, and Lord Dolly- fuss said it would be worse nor treason to wake her. Maybe she didn't ate a breakfast in the mornin'; the c»ld fowls came out skeletons of craturs; and as for the tay conshumed, you may judge that the little cow on board was nearly milked dhry. Her Majesty landed in the wet, which modeller say the ould thing of bein' whin travellio the rainin'Queen slill. They are a quare unmanerlv set, thiro Hilgians deuce a one opened his throat to say—" 'Tis wilcome you are," to the Queen, but stood bowin' and scrapin' wid their hats in their hands, like itweepers of cross- ins. Och, thin! if she had gone to ould Ireland! and hard cheese to iliim that wouldn't let her. This is a fine ould town, and famous for makin' pictures. I'm tonld the old masters at this trade never die. If this is true, I'll try my hand, turn one of ihim myself, nnd tnd my days in pace here". Wt-11 her Majesty didn't stop, but went to what they calllhe sbammin de fair j a quare name for a railroad, I'm thinkin', when they take your money like highwaymen. At a place called Mail ill-I suppose where the Post office is, tbuugh I didn't see u—King Leopold and his wife, and a power of sogers, dresseJ like parrots, in led, blue, and yallow, and looking as fierce as lurkey-cocks, met her on a snowy day. The King looked glum, Bad says our Queen, says she, 'Tisn't often that you look plis- sint, it's thrue," says the Queen but I think you might, after my crassin' the say to see you." Faith." says Leopold," why ,hould I, whin I know you've been feaslin' and flatterin' thst Dutchman whom I lurned out of this place." Troth I thought that it was all in consiquioce of this that the Belgian tinkers did not sive the Queen a cheer. So what did I do at the next sta- tion. bu' I flourished my caubeen, and gave a huzza that would have frightened a throop of horse, calling Swioy man," bad manners to ye, ye vagabonds of the world and, bedad, so they d:d. Well, we went whirtin* on the shammin de fair, and bein' tired, I Sell into 'he arms of Murphy. What did I do but drame I was in the infernal ragious. whin I woke in a terrible thremble, and by the powers I thougt the ould gentleman had me! Och! the bellow I gave whin I found myself in the dark wid a black. looking thief flarin' a great big light in my face! Och sis I, mother of Moses where im 11 1 am an impiniteot sinner. ''You are in the tunnel," says a fellow alongside of me. At one place, where Leopold left, there was a regiment drawn out, and who should 1 see but Molly Malony, who fought in the battle of Waterloo at Astley's, and following these Belgians, and seHing then) brandy! They call her a vivin'-dear When wa got in Prussia, where, if all the black eagles one sees were alive. not a lamb would be left in the land. The King of Prussia met the Queen at a place called Allatchapel, which is a gay place, barrin' its name. How is your Majesty 1" says the King to our Queen. Upon my hooour, thin, 'tis mighty hungry I am," says the Queen. Well, as the best atin' and drinkin' over the world is at the mayor's, he tuk the Queen to his worship, and may be the lunch was not pathrcmsea Prince Albert was in great dehgbt; and it was a sight 10 see him eat sausages, and the Queen encouraging him. The Royal party then went to visit the bunng-place oi Charley Magnay, grandfather of the Loid Mayor the Queen made a baronet. Barber Rossa, the great wig-maker 01 Bishopsgate-sireet, gave the brass candlesticks that they burn over it. After this her Majesty went to Cologne, a city which, if it re- saved a mighty good sprinkle ot its wather, would be all the betther. She left this place in a grand giogerbread carriage, drawn by eight horses, for one of the King's palaces, ten miles off; but will return for the giand fete, wtien they are going, clever fellews, these "Kolners," tu set the Rhine on fire to plaze the Queeo.-Suflday Paper.
A JOURNEY TO SHREWSBURY AGRICULTURAL MEETING. Having obtained a month's respite from business, I resolved to visit Shrewsbury during the agricultural show and as it did not happen till the 15 h July, I made a detour in South Wales, with which I was tiirtiidy pardy acquaiuted. I went from Pad- diogton on July 1st, by the quick traiu to Bristol, at the rate of 44 miles an hour-too great a speed to keep clear of accidents. 1 got to Cardiff the same nisjht, after a most tempestuous passage of five hours across the Bristol Channel. Next day I reached Merthyr Tydvil by a single railway—.t|ie tlowfc9, an(j worst a;. ranged railway with which I am acquainttd or e.er heard of. At the foot ol an ioclined plaoe a stand still ukes place, till the trains in dtvisions are pulled up by a coiltd-rope a siaod-biill on a railway confounds all our notions of travelling now-a-days. The scenery io the valley of the Taff is tame enough there is nothing worth notice except an old bridge of a single arch over the tiver. Two days afterwards I reached Brecon, iu time for the fair on the õ! h. From London to Bristol every kind of crop looked well--the hay harvest see "ed about half performed, much hay cut, and from some fir-Ids 'be colour had already disappeared, owing to the continued w-t weather. In that distance very little arable faiming prevails, except in Berkshire, where gieea crops are tolerably well cuttvated. ;LIQ Walei tba Iud io HtW r«ll«y« is of good qmlity, is very fairly cultivated, and yields good ctops. Cultivation extends more than half way up the sides of the mountains—the upper parts are consigned to the grazing of black cattle and sheep. The crops of all kinds looked well. Potatoes seem to be r he crop ihat claims most attention ;hey are generally well managed, and any turnips sown Bre drilled. At Meithyr Tydvil are the most extensive iron works in Britain, which employ fully 15,000 people. Il is the roait for the produce of the neighbourhood-poultry, eggs, butter, and cheese are carried to the Saturday's market from distances of upwards of 2G miles. The town possesses no beauty, natural or artificial, but is justly famed for Honest men and bonnie lasses," The Inhabitants of Wales are impetuous in temper, quick in perception, kind, hospitable, and obliging. The farmers are in tolerably good spirits; they think the crisis is now over, as every kind of produce is in better demand, and fetches better prices. The tariff fever has also subsided. Such manufactories of the earth's entrail as Merthyr Tydvil are the markets for the farmers' produce. Keep the artisans' pockeis filled with money, and they will buy. But with the greatest inconsistency that can exist, or find a habitation in the corrupted mind of man, the electors of such towns send to par- liament members who would shackle commerce by restrictions, and by every impediment io their power thwart the purposes of the Great Creator, deprive the human race of the use of the earth, their legitimate inheritance, conferred upon them by the Great Author of their being, and then tell the people it is their charier. From Brecon I drove to Aberystwith, by Llandovery and Lam- peter. The vale of the Usk from Brecon to Llandovery is not exceeded in beauty by any in Wales; but on entering the county of Cardigan from the beautiiul vale of Llandovery, the scenery changes from river and valley to an uniform sameness of long flat hills, the same in height and in general appearance. This sameness of appearance extends over the whole of Cardigan- shire, even to the water's edge. The appearance of the country is bleak in the extreme the appearance of the peopie, especially of the females, i3 very discouraging and there is no better maik in any country, of the degrte it has reached in civilisation, than the condition of the female population. Lampeter college stands like an oasis in an African desert—a spot of wealth in an ocean of poverty, to which students, shoemakers, and tailors, many of them, resort, to imbibe a smattering of Calvinism, with which to bewilder their own brains and those of other people. The towns are scattered along the sea coast, Aberystwith being a good watelÎng plAce, and much frequented. I passed by coach from Aberystwith to Shrewsbury by Mach. ynlleth and Welshpool, across Montgomeryshire, and never en. joyed a more pleasant tide. Plinlimmon was veiled in clouds, and I was told we were too distant to have a view of Soowdon. After ascending the Ingl. dividing ground, where the waters flow contrary ways, we passed the source of the northern branch of the Severn, gurgling into existence in a rushy feu by the road side, and about a yard in breadth. I looked with pleasure at the infant source of the mighty stream. Soon after leaving Welsh- pool, we got upon English ground the geological formation changes, I believe, to the new red sandstone we descended rapidly into a champaign country, and got into Shrewsbury in good time for the evening's repast. Wales is a rich country in picturesque objects, and one of not the least interesting, is the native girls mounted on their ponies. Near Llandovery we passed an object of that kind—the noise of the coach alarmed a pony on which rode a Welsh girl of Ihe higher order, dressed in the neat attire of the count) y. 1 he at- 'ention of Ihe puscngers was much arrested by the handsome manner in which she reined her prancing mountain palfrey, wild as the wind of its native bills. The lofty conical hat, with the top lopped off, is u great addition to the beauty and neatness of the Weleh female attire, and the form has evidently been taken Irom the surrounding mountains, which rise abruptly, and then fall into a flat top, with gradually contracted sides. In traversing Wales and all similar countries, which are not blessed by nature with the means of progressive improvement, despite the peiverseness of man,the traveller is very forcibly struck by the apathy and carelessness everywhere shown by the possessors of the soil. A rent of the greatest possible amount is scratched from the face of the eatth by the toil and degiadation of the people while little or no assistance is given them, other in cul- tivation or in comfortable habitations. Many of the hills are wet, and require open ditching, while much land in the vallies require draining, of which no' attempt appears. Planting in belts, stripes, and clumps is a most obvious improvement hut not a tree ap. pears to be planting, though any that have been planted, show 'he improvements that might be effected in the superior qualily of grass that is produced. Well may the traveller exclaim- Ignorance how great, and darkness how profound I" Shrewsbury is a fine old English town, surrounded by a rich country land of a very superior description, and cultivated in a supeiior manner. Crops of all kinds never were better; hay particularly heavy. Turnips are drilled aod I could see none sown in broadcast, or tbe random manner, as Jethro Tulles- presses f. till I passed through Buckinghamshire, in returning to London. The trial of implements took place in a field near the show yard, several days previous to the show being opened. Nothing remarkable appeared. The ploughing by many degrees the best, was done by an iron swing-plough, made by Wood, of Konls- ford, Cheshire and very probably the superiority arose not wholly from the implement or the holder, but from both. It again proved the inutility of wheels, &c., being merely trifles, useless appendages, and stills for ignorant ploughmen. Some of the ploughs were bedecked with so many screws and nuts as would occupy half the man's lime in screwing and adjusting. Freere's convertible cultivator seems an implemeut very likely soon to supersede the common barrow in covering seed wheat in autumn on clayey soils, and for all purposes where the break. ing of small clods is required. Three ir^n harrows, as shown in Howard's yoke, are too heavy for two horses. The ploughing by wind is a mere bagatelle the macbinery is cumbrous, the agent is unsteady and beyond human control, and not available when wanted. The show was as good in every respect as it needed to be, but the company was much smaller than was expected. Beds for a night ranged from 7s. to 20s.; and many honest citizeos, by pitching too high, lost their aim, and missed their market. The premiums given by the society are much too small; they should be increased, rather than place money in the useless funds. Coach fares are increased lodgings and the price of provisions arequadrupted; and Ihe whole thing partakes as much of the n ilure of a commeicial game, as for the purpose for which it was instituted.—Mark Lane Express. ■IBM
To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin. I do not consign you to posterity as a pattern to imitate, but as an example to deter." JUNIUS' Letters to the Duke of Grafton. SIR,—For two or three weeks past your columns have been burdened with the yelpings of half a dozen of the friends of the Abergavenny Society, at "A Gentleman of the Principality, who, having dared to breathe a word of dissent from the orthodox patriotism of the Cymreigyddion, has been fiercely assailed by the officials, whose rest he disturbed. Anxious to share with him the merit of battling in the cause of truth, 1 have ventured to trespass upon your time, and to solicit a spare niche in yonr universally-rt;ad and valuable journal. There have been manv exposures made of the inutility of the society, but as these were generally the products of spleen, and arose fiom a disappointed ambition, the public thought proper to consider them of but little importance. A gentleman s, &c., letter is free from this blame; but as he does not appear much inclined to follow up what he has so well began, he will, I trust, pardon this attempt of mine, to place the merits of the society in their proper light. Has the society been of any service to the We'sh nation 1 is the question we shall first discuss. The Welsh mind has never been exercised upon any of those subjects which are essential to the existence of a civilised and educated community; but entangled in the meshes of alliterative poetry, and charmed by the jingling of Cyryharedd because it wanted capacity to comprehend—thought and discrimination to appie- ciate-the distinction between sounds and ideas, and between poetry and versification, it has been frittered away into nothing- ness. Blessed with an amount of scientific ignorance which no other country can parallel, Wales has, under the direction of the society, contented itself with tinkling treble harps, and weaving striped flannel. If asked for its literature, Wales, in the person of Carnhuanawc, points to periods in its history Wilen eVl."ry owner of twenty acres of land vied with bis neigh- bours in biutality, and by way of showing his excellence, busied himself in 1he massacre of his species, prided himself upon be- ing the beastliest drunkard of his day and by way of teaching the rights of property, plundered whatever his neighbours weie too weak to protect. In the nineieenth century, when men seek to exercise their minds in useful pursuits, and to deveiope, in all possible ways, and to the utmost possible extent, the faculties with which they have been endowed, and when true humanity 1$ considered 10 be Hpproached in proportion as the distance be. tween it and brutality is increased, is it not singular to find a society of men calling upon the Welsh nation to prostiale them- selves in humble admiration of those plunderers, caitiffs, and murderers, whom it sanctifies with the names of Arthurs," "Caradogs," and "Hewetyns." Grant, that these men were brave; they weie so when courage was tool-hardiness. Grant that this literatuie was superior to the literature ot England in the thirteenth century is it superior to it now 1 A nd is it enough for the Welsh of this generation that six hundred years ago, their bards were good imitators of the creaking of tboe ungreased wheels of a lime cart, or of the singing of a tea kettle Grant that Dafydd ab Gwilym was the best prattler of nonsense in his day; has he been read by one in a thousand? Grant that LewisGlynCottu could tell most lies of any begging, bardic, ballad- singing scoundrel in the fifteenth century is it enough of glory for us to have possessed such a canting eleirach. ? Grant that Price has written the best history of Wales that we have, are we to rest content with that, or shall we. instead of works upon arts and science, take into the market of public opinion, verses upon cheese-toasters, and odes upon easy chairs 1 The" Gentle- man" inveighs loudly against the ambition of acertainirnlividual. If [am right in my conjecture as to who may be the ambitious indi- vidual who makes the society his stepping stone to a little brief renown, let me ask whose fault is it, that be holds this position ? If the gentlemen of the principality were anxious to see their countrymen intelligent, would they give prizes fur the best history of some renowned cut-throat, or blend with civilised literature the name of some long-forgotien braggan1 Or would they not devote their money to the procuring of original works on art or science, or encourage translations of the best English authors 1 But if they do not this, why should they complain that they are made companions of the screechnwll They resign their minds and their money to his guardianship what right, therefore, have they to complain of having been employed as tools to exe- cute his purposes 1 or to lament that between the two stools of mjsapplied benevolence, and artfully-dodging pride, the Welsh mmd has fallen to the ground 1 Touching the music, of which your correspondent complains, I have similar remarks to make- The Abergavenny list this year promises harps to the value of 163. 6s. and money to the amount of £32. lis. in all £100. 16s" for the best performance on the treble harp. The treble harp is an instrument which no musician, with any regard to his fame, would touch, and which, according to the confession of the Rev. T. Price himself, would be at once indignantly banished by the taste of the Welsh public, were the pedal harp once sounded in Abergavenny, why! therefore, does the reverend vicai set his own opinion above that of the principality, and in his anxiety to glut us with numbers of these national kettles, prevent the pedal harp from ever being played at the meetings of the society? Is the fact of its being the national instrument a sufficient justification for bringing about before its time that Pandemonious state of existence so t giaphically described in Scripture, where men and women are compelled by Satanic music to wail and gnash their teeth ? And now, let us be consistent. If we must be tortured because our ancestors did happen to be the best possible judges of music, let us carry the imitation further; let us doff our Saxonies and cottons, and hangcatf-skin on bur Cambrian limbs, and restore the earliest usage of which we have any mention and you, art- ful dodger, concoct a plan for reconverting us into owls, hats, and nanny-goats. Nay. more, set us an example. Appear at the next Eisteddfod, club in hand, disclaiming all acquaintance with civilised garments, but grizly as the hairiest print of Ca- ractacus, and clad in a worm-eaten sheep-skin, spout patriotism on Abergavenny planks. I shall be delighted to see you, and pledge myself to follow your example, should October give us anything like decent weather. In most of these remarks, 1\1r.. Editor, you will, doubtless, rot concur; be kind enough, therefore, to inform your readers they I are the sentiments of Xour known correspondent, Aug. 20tb, 1845* CATTWG. ) THE ABERGAVENNY CYMREIGYDDION. I To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin. Ridicule leads up the dance, And clowns of Monmouth ape the fops of France." -CHURCHILL. lIJrs, Caudle returns to her native land." But I was left to shift for myself! To be sure, that's nothing new. I always am No I'm not a cherub don't say that. I know very well what I am."—CURTAIN LECTURES. Snt,—The question as to whom that son of mystery—that phenomenon, the Gentleman of the Principality," may be, is frequently and anxiously asked and his epistles have created no small stir amongst the tried friends of the A berga. venny Cymreigyddion; not because of any startling enuncia- tions they may contain—not in consequence of any peculiar v«lue they may possess (the fly on the chariot wheel exclaimed, Behold what a dust I kick up ") but it has become a matter of wonder, that any one should have the thoughtless impertinence to attack a society commanding the sympathy of thousands, merely for the paltry gratification of a private petty feeling of malevolence, cherished against one of its members for such, evidently, is the Alpha and Omega of the writer's purpose. This individual may have a stranger "mixture of pepper and wine" tunning through his veins than those of more plebeian birth but I demur at the signature, "A Gentleman," which he assumes, when he gives the lie to a whole committee, in the firtt paragraph of his last letter. Besides, a gentleman would not be so undignified as 10 abuse an innocent, unoffending society, for the sake of effecting his purpose upon a single individual; he would rather go, Briton-like to the contest, and straightway to the object itself, and battle it out, however Quixotic the advenfuie nctsht be. Some have imagined this blazing, tho' transparent, meteor to be a disappointed statesman, jealous of those his neigh- bours who may have fared better than himself in their career of diplomacy, and in pure spite, thinks nothing of spitting in their faces—a modern masculine Xantippe throwing dirty water in lieu of reason. We are scarcely inclined to conclude that "A Gentleman of the Principality" is the personation of either of these individuals. Neither of the two would be guilty of such imprudent conduct. That he is even a man, is improbable. We at length have it: it can be no other than the veritable Mrs. CAUDLE! the "Saurian" MIs. Caudle, in propria persona. We judge Irorn the envious, jealous, fault-finding spirit the writer evinces and now we know with whom we have to deal, we shall proceed more easily. Come, and let us reason together," Mis. Caudte do not think I am angry with you, I apprehend noseiious disturbance though, indeed, you certainly have sufficient daring, or biavado, or to scold royalty iiself. The fact 01 the matter, Mrs. Caudle, is, you are jealous of M iss Prettyman ? No you are not ? But, entre nous, you certainly are. Still, you should be aware that this is no just reason why you should show your teeth and storm at her family and friends. Fort don't 1 It is something very much like it. And, another thing, Mrs. Caudle, it is so absurd in you to think of attempting to humbug the public into the belief that you understand anything about the Cymreigyddion. Why, you do not know how to spell the word ihell: some times you wiite L'tcmreigydd on, and at others Cymreigiddion, when, in fact, neither is correct. This is but "doc-Welsh," Mrs. Caudle and the members of the sooieiy you try to despise —but Cdn't for the life of you—laugh outright at such nonsense. before you use the word again, spell it over a good many times, and it will be impressed upon your memory. But, it is a real pity, Mrs. Caudle, that you touched upon Ihe mu^ic John Dixconus was, very likely, a good sort of a man, but you ought 10 have let him rest in peace, and not have seized his jaw. bone, a la Samson, to slay your Philistines you should have trusted more 10 your own* For my own part, I can trace no sort of re- sembliince between Ihe tones of a harp and" the noise "1 a cart jolting down a pair of stairs." You, Mrs, Caudle, are a woman of strong imagination still, you should suit your fancies 10 the humble capacities of "the honest men (If plain understanding" that yon took down upon from your sovereign height, with such a proud consciousness of superiority otherwise your ideas may have a snvick of pedantry. You make a slight mistake, Mrs. Caudle, when you say that you have listened to such sounds at the anniversaries of the Abergavenny Cymreigyddion. It strikes me, Mrs. Caudle, you would do well to try for one of the prizes yourself-it would improve your taste, I think, and would be much more profitable than essaying your powers within the walls of SI. Stephen's, or St. James's, or any other place of worship you may be in Ithe habit of attending. Again, Mrs. Caudle, you scold the bard and the minstrel of a former age. This is ba71 taste. Gray could afford to pour out his unassuming song in praise of their memory, nor did he care to remember a fault, but looked in a spirit of admiiation on their virtues. It is too bad, Mrs. Caudle you are far above the spirit cf song, I know but while you look at the laws framed against an op- pressed and, in many instances, neglected race, you should also look at the framers of those edicts themselves. Had they no vices of ambition and avarice to be put in comparison with the humble desire of the bard or the minstrel, to ingratiate himself into the favour of IfJllncea 1 And, Mrs. Caudle, (whatanugty name!) you should remember it does not necessarily follow that, because Apollo loves his lute, he must be a vicious man, or be ranked amongst vagrants, rogues, and vagabonds." Do give up this nonsense, Mrs. Caudle, or the people will think your pride has gotten the better of your judgment. Further, Mrs. C., you "repeat that the whole management of the society's affairs has been for some time past, and is now conducted, sub rosd. by a single individual." Now, Mrs. Caudle, Ibis, I assure you", is a mistake. It's my belief, Mrs. C., that you said this unawares while in a state of clairvoyance, when Monsieur Chancery stood en rapport with you, and stared you out of countenance. They caught you napping, Mrs. Caudle, and the organ of language, being unaided by that of caution, shaped your wandering thoughts into words. A word or two with the public. The majority of the readers of the MERLIN will, I have no dnubt, readily distinguish between ihe ligmarole" of Mrs.Caudle and the high objecls of the Aber- gavenDY Cymreigyddion; still there may be some who, unac- quainted with the proceedings of this society, may pay more- atlen tion to MIF. C.'s "pal.lal" than it deserves. 1 would first ask such, if Mrs. Caudle has made any reply to the excellent letter, signed "Fenni?" Secondly, Has sbe proved, by any just argu- ment, that the Cymreigyddion is unworthy of public support ? And thirdly. Must not she be a most audacious creature, who, merely donning a pair of smalls," with the most uDblushing sal/g froid, calls herself A Geotleman 1" By what process of reason thislady has arrived at the conclusion that the establish, ment of flinnel manufactoiies will be a mockery, a delusion, and a snare," it would be difficult to determine. The friends of the Cymreigyddion are happy in being able to state that the manu. facture of Welsh flannel hat beeo, and is at present, steadily on the increase; that one establishment alone, in the oeighbourhroj of Abergavenny, issues 15,000 yards annually. And why should we not conclude, that (if the aristocracy continue to encourage the weaver, and the Cymreigyddion give him a helping hand), it will continue loincrease until the flannel manufacture of Wales shall rival the woollen or cotton lord. of York and Lancaster We hope, indeed, to see the time when Gwent and Morgauwg shall clothe her peasantry, not in the flimsy materials now in vogue, but in that which is at once the promoter of health and comfori. Even Mrs. Caudle will not so far turn traitor to her race (if she, indeed, can boast Welsh blood), as to urge that her own countrymen are more deficient in energy than their Saxon neighbours. Let every Welshman," says the Cymreigyddion, rise and enter with his own bold heart into the field of com- mercial enierprise and though he may not ariive at the goal in a day, with our assistance he shall eventually succeed.' The Cymreigyddion encourages Welsh literature. There is, it is true, literature in plenty of a theological nature, independent of the Cymreigyddion, in Wales; but it has given birth to a spi- rit of historical and philological research, which, had the society no existence, would be yet in embryo. The vast amount of in- tellect now employed io Celtic research in Germany, owes much to the Cymieigyddion. The works of Professor Schulix and Dr. Meyer, are surely sufficient even to satisfy the utilitarian, Mis. Caudle. Is the Liber Landavensis" nothing 1 The Coel- bren y Breidd "—the Mabinogion nothing ? Is the whole library of original works in history, philosophy, poetry, and music. written by the Cymreigyddion, less than nothing in the eyes of ihe fault-finding Mrs. Caudle 1 Can she look with indifference upon the Welsh M.S. Society, which owes its existence to the Cymreijyddion ? But I might proceed ad infinitum. It encourages the minstrel and the bard—and a blessing be upon iI, if only for this I Yes and those sounds which were the solace and delight of the ancient Cymry, shall still be heard amongst the beautiful gieen hills nf Cambda, maugre the irrup. lions of Goth or Vandal. The minstrel shall coniinue to pour out his lay to lighten the toil of the peasant; the harp shall stiil be heard in the halls of our nobility, touching their hearts with its thrilling melody and, instead of inciting to the battle-field, it sball encourage to a nobler chivalry; intellect shall emulate intellect, and heart shall strive with heart, until the rich sunshine of poetry is seen glistening upon every stream, shining upon every mountain, and lighting up every countenance, in \V -Ies. The coarse, rough-grained tongue may ridicule the maiden efforts of a people, forgetful that itself once could not utter a word,—but let not the young minstrel be discouraged, but string his harp afresh. Success to the Eisteddfod of 1845! and" Oes y byd l'r luith Cymraeg And am, Sir, your obedient servant, EDWARD CAUDLE. Abergavenny, August 18th, 1845.
To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin, SIR,—A few days ago 1 happened to pass by a Teetotal lec- turer, who had taken his stand on the road-side, haranguing some forty or fifly persons. 1 heard him assert that there was nothing which could possibly prevent a person becoming a drunk- ard who partook of any fermented drinks at all; Ihat the word Temperance, or Moderation, was a snare to entrap unhappy wretches in the pit of perdition. This statement brought to my recollection the following lines written by William Moore, and I should be glad to see them in the intelligent paper of our county. I am sir, your obedient servant, A SOUTH WALES COLLIER. FOOLS, to assert that Mortals dare not quaff The flowing bowl, in measure and iu season, At your mad ravings wise men only laugh, Baviugs alike devoid of sense aud reason. Because some drillk too depp, should all abstain' Ridiculous You might as well ruaintalD That since a sluttoii at a ftast Dotll gormalldise far worse thall any beasl, And overloads his stomach at the treat, You might as well assert, men should not eat. Some lavish all on dress, to heighten beauty, Fray, for that cause, is nakedness our duty? Oh, dl&lIards! far too prejudiced to see The line 'twixt medium and extremity. if you have brains enough to comprehend A simple scripture narrative, attend— Once, at a wedding of the unfriended poor, Our blessed Saviour chanced to pass the door He tntered, gazed around, no cheering dl aught, But water by each each guest was quaffed. When, in a moment, to inspire their hearts, Witll all the jovs tbe ruby grape imparts, He, the Redeemer, Christ, the Loid divine, Transformed the water into generous wine. Hear this, Tedotallers-nor dare to scan i The wisdom of out Saviour. In tbe dust Confess your folly-own his ways are just, And act like men of reason if you call,
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LONDON MARKETS. CORN EXCHANGE, MARK LANE, MON, AUG. IF The return at foot shews a large arrival of wheat, and 1 besides a good shew of fresh samples to this morning's! The weather, this morning, being fine, has tended to depi trade: and we have had a dull market, and prices are 21 per quaster lower since this day week. Fiee foreign me« The return at foot shews a large arrival of wheat, and besides a good shew of fresh samples to this morning's! The weather, this morning, being fine, has tended to depi trade: and we have had a dull market, and prices are 21 per quaster lower since this day week. Fiee foreign me« a retail demand, at Is. per qr. decline, and wheat in booj per qr. lower, and very little business passing in it to-da! Flour meets a dull sale, at a reduction of Is. per sack.1 W e have more demand for barley, and good qualities! per qr. dearer. | Beans and peas are firm, at last week's prices. I W e have a large arrival of oats, but continue to haw mand from the country, and prices of this day week are} maintained. CURRENCY PER IMPERIAL MEASURE.! W HEAT,Essex & Kent, new red 56 68 White Old, red 58 62 Ditto R v E old.f INDIAN CORN BARLEY, grioding,25 27 malting 30 32 Chevalier.. Irish 24 26 Bere WALT, Suffolk and Norfolk 58 63 Brown. Kingstone and Ware.. 60 — Chevalier.. OATS, Yorksh & Lincolnsh, feed 23 24 Potato. ^oughall & Cork, black. 21 — Cork, white.! £ ,ublinr 21 22 WestportJ Waterford, white 21 22 Black .J Newry. 23 — Galway 20 21 Scotch, feed 24 26 Potato Clonmel. 22 23 Limerick Londonderry. 22 23 Sligo. BEANS lick,new 38 40 Old, small. PEAS, Grey 33 40 Maple .# White. 38 40 Boilers .3i, SEED, Rape 211. 281. Irish..22/. 261. per last'. Linseed, Baltic38 44 Odessa;7 Mustaid, white 12 15 btown.8 II per bushels FLOUR, Town-made.42 Suffolk32 persackof^ Stockton & Norfolk 34 Irish ..34 36 FOREIGN GRAIN AND FLOUR IN BOND. WHEAT, Dantzic 40 tine 48 50 Hamburg .38 — Rostock 42 44 Barlly ]9 23 OATS, Brew 17 i8 Feed.1 1>FANS. 28 29 t't;As. 28 32 FLOUR, American, per barrel.. 19 — Baltic.ll OFFICIAL CORN AVERAGES AND DUTY, Au} Wht. Barl. Oa's. Rye. Beans!" ^gsregate average s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d s d of 6 weeks 51 2 29 5 22 6 3211 40 0 1r" 9r- Qr. qr. qr Duty on For.Corn 19 0 9 0 6 0 lo ij | 2 6 I qr. qr, (11. qr. or. Duty on For.Corn 19 0 9 0 6 0 106) 2 6 J SEED MARKET. MONDAY, AUG. 18. M riie t'ansaciious in the seed market are on aver y restr 1 scale lo-thy, and though no change requiting notice occurll quotations, purchaser had generally the turn in their favoiif s. s. 1 gj c; Linseed (English).. 52 to 58 Linseed cakes, 1000.. 220 Caraway 44 46 Uempseed, pei qr 35 S1 Coriander, per cwt.. 12 18 Rye Grass (English) — Mustard,brown, new 8 12 Tares, Winter,per qr 5 Trefoil (new) — — Tares, old. Ilapeseed ( English) 510 540 | Canary, fine, per qr.. 53 J HOP INTELLIGENCE. BOROUGH, MONDAY, AVAL The plantations continue in a very backward stale. FalDJ. is indifferently spoken ot, alid the duty for that district is( nlated at two-thirds of last year. Worcester at £ 15,000., the geneial duty £175,000 to £ 180,000. per cwt. 1 per I s. s. s. f"ss« 14,,) t0 Ditto bags 120 to y» eald of Kent 140 to 160 | East Kent pockets 130 to: 1 ."L? ditto — to — j Farnham 200 to' Mid Kent 130 to 160 | IKIOP PROVISION MARKET, MONDAY. Arc. 18. The arrivals last week from Ireland were 13,570 firkins buf and 4,429 bales bacon; and from foreign ports, 3 824 ct bolter. 1 We have had another inactive week in butter, and the busii doing very limited, and confined to small purchases lauded. piiccs, there is no material alteiation, any sales made well about Is. reduction. On board, nothing dOing; the acco from Ireland came very high, and the shippers seem indispoj to give way in pnces, expecting an improved demand beG long. In bacon there has been rather more business doing, but U>5,,S- "A* '» Lard very firm kegs Is. dearer. Hams move slowly. Stocks and deliveries for week ending August 16. DUTTER. I BACON. iQ<r, Stock. Delivery. Stock. Delivery, DUTTER. 3ACON. iQ<r, Jltock- Delivery. Stock. Delivery, lof 27,990 4,740 14,270 2,700 1844 23,530 6,740 8,920 2,250 184a 28,670 7,650 17;600 3,620 ICESDAY EVENING.—SUUAR—The trade bought 600 hhd and tierces, including a public sale of 125 hhds. Barbado* Good to fine yellow fetched 52s. to 54s.; low to middling, 41 to 51s. 6d. Prices are well maintained, and the stocks are Ii large, paiticnlarly at the outporls. The business done in refill goods was not large standard lumps selling at 68s and bro" grocery at 67s. to 68s. per cwt. 2,400 bags Bengal, in aucri; fetched former rates. Middling' greyish fetched 50s. 6d.j 51s. (id.; low yellow date, 47s. to 50s. 6d. per cwt, RUM.—There is a fair business doing: Calcutta proof, wH ceitificate, selling at Is. 9d. to Is. 9id. per gallon; and leewalf proof, at Is. lOd. to Is. 104d per galion. COFFEE.—2,000 bags Padang, in auction, fetched full rat4 Good ordinary greenish, fetched 20s. to 20s. 6d.; brownit 28s. fid. to 29s. per cwt. PEPPER.-600 bags black Sumatra sold at 2 £ d. to 2fd. p1 lb.; 1,000 bags Penang, fetched 2id. to 2Jd. per lb., being If market prices. GINGER.—580 bags Bengal sold at 21s. to 21s.6d. per cwt being former rates. BUTTER, BACON, CHEESE, AND HAMS. IRISH BUTTEU (new)s s. CHEESE, pei cwt. s. j per cwt. — — Double Gloucester 62 I Callow, new, on bid 86 — Single ditto 48 « Sligo 76 — Cheshire 56 » Cork, 1st 78 HAMS, ENGLISH BUHER. Irish 56 ? Dorset, per firkin 46 — Westmoreland .U 66 FOREIGN. York QQ ENGLISH BUHER. Irish tl6 ENGLISH BUHER. Irish 56 ? Dorset, per firkin 46 — Westmoreland .U 66 FOREIGN. York QQ Prim, Friesland, ct. 8SJ —' BACON, new 46 I Ditto, Kiel 86 —j Middles TALLOW AND CANDLES. s. d I s. i Yellow Russia 42 3 White Town Tallow 43 — Mottled 52 J Ditto Soap 48 — Curd t»0 i Melting Muff 30 — Graves 11 Ditto Rough 19 — Good Dregs Q i SM1THFIELD MARKET—AUG. 18. Although the attendance of buyers was rather numerous, to beet trade was in a very depressed state, aad in most transaC tiODS, the quotations ruled 2d. per Blbs. under those obtained 01 Monday last. .n'm!Letim«,nbertS °AS*EP larger than those exhibited some time past. Although there was an improvement in the' condition, the present old Downs sold nt < if those paid last week. 'd dt pnces 1uUe e1ua1/ The season" for lamb is now fast drawing to a close, yt the arrivals for Kent, Sussex, and the northern counties" weo a^am laige. For all kinds the demand ruled heavy at a deDre* sion in value of 2d. per 8lbs, We had a fair sale for calves, and last week's currencies wet! mostly supported. Per 8lbs., to sink the offal. s. d. s. d. s. d. S. dl Coarse and Inferior Prime coarse woo). Beasts ,.2 8 3 0 led Sheep .4 g 4 J Second qmtlity do.X 2 3 4 Prime South Downs Prime large Oxen.3 6 3 10 ditto .4 10 5 I Prime Soots, &c..4 2 4 4 Large coarse CalvesS 6 4^ Coarse and Interior I Prime small ditto..4 (i4 11 Sheep .3 4 3 8 Large Hogs .3 0 3 I Secona quality do.3 10 4 4 Neat small Porkers.3 j.0 4 t Lambs, 4s. Sd. to 6s. 8d. Suckling Calves, 18s. to 30s.; and quarter-old Store Pigs, 16' to 20s. each. Beasts, 3,400; Sheep, 26,240; Calves 13^, Pigs, 313.
LATEST CURRENT PRICES OF METALS. LONDON, AUG. 16, 1845. X. s. d. IKON—Bar a Wales 7 JQ () London .I H 10 0 Nail rods 9 0 ø Hoops (Staf.) 10 5 a Sheet „ 11 10 d, Bars too Scotch pig b Clyde 3 3 (t Russian cCCND 0 0 ff PS1 0 0 ft Gourieff 14 10 fl Sweedish d, for arriv 11 10 W Gourieff 14 10 Sweedish d, for arriv 11 10 onthespot. 0 0 0 Steel, fagt 16 10 tf kegse. 151U (Ji COPPER-Tile, 87 10 0 Tough cake 88 10 0 Best selected 91 10 d Ordinary shee'.s O 0 1(1 bottoms 0 0 ll TIN—Com, blocks 4 10 H bars 4 u j] Refined 4 15 Siraits h 4 3 Banca, 4 g () TIN PLATES—Cb., IC. i 1 14 0 TIN PLATES—Cb., IC. i 1 14 0 „ IX 2 0 0 Coke, IC 17 0 Cl 1X 113 0 LEAD—kbeei k •••••••.••• •••••• ••••«• 20 f) 0 Pig, 21 10 0 common. 19 0 0 Spanish, inbd. O 0 "0 SPELTER—(Cake) 24 10 0 ZINC—(Sheet) 30 0 0 QUICKSILVER n lb, 0 4 6 REFINED METAL. ton 7 2 ti a Discount 2A per cent. b Net cash. c Discount 21 per ce n t. d Ditto. e In kegs a f'inch. f Discount 3 per cent. g Ditto 2} per cent, h Net cash, in bond, i Dis- count 3 per cent, k Ditto 21 per cent, I Net cash bond. nt Discount I i per cent. n discount IJ per cent. REMARKS. PRESENT PRICF, OF TIN PLATES. NEWPORT, AUG. 21. < £ s. d. £ s d No. IC. per box.. 1 11 0 Wasters.0 2 0 „ No. IX.per box i 17 0 0 3 0 "t No.IXX. per box. 2 a 0 m 03U BRISTOL HAY MARKET, AUG. 19. Hay pei ton 2 10 Oto 4 15 0 Straw per Dozen 0 1 9to 0 j j j Newport, Saturday, August 23, 1845. P^nAe4ia?vrPUf,«],ed /'r the Proprietor, EDWARD UOVVLUNG.ot Sto v Hill, in the Parish of St. Woolos, in the MERLIN Geriei?,l riming Office, situate in Corn-street, i n the Borough of Newport, by WILLIAM CHRISTOPHERS, of No. 1, Lhai les-stieet, in the said Borough. D'iS ^essrs- Newton and Co., Warwick-square, Mr. R. Barker, 33, Fleet-street; Mr. G. Reynell, 43, Chan- eery-lane, Mr. S. Deacon, Coffee-house, No. 3, Walbrook, near the Mansion House, where this paper is regularly <M.