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Uauettcs. THE Queen of Portugal and her husband were present at a bull-fight at Campo de Santa Anna, last Sunday fortnight. THE Eastern Counties Herald states that the total number of vessels fitted out for the herring fishery off Holland is this sea- son 107, being eight less than last year. POTATOES-and bread are at the same price per gallon in Salis- bury at the present time, namely 10d.—a circumstance pro- bably without parallel within memory. Ox Saturday night a gentleman, who resides at Rock Ferry, was robbed between "Birkenhead Ferry and the former place, by a girl of bad character, of notes to the amount of £ 1,005. The offender has, so far, escaped. IN his Northern Star of the 20th ult.Feargus said" Mitchel if you are convicted by the Whig Treason Act, my head shall feel no pillow until your manacles are struck off." We have not heard how Feargus has slept since. THE last inspection made of the operatives employed in the National workshops, Paris, fixes their number at 108,000, in- dependent of 7,000 received on certificates from the Commis- saries of Police. THE New York Sun says; An ingenious mechanic, in one of the southern cities, has made a small engine to rock his child's cradle. The length of the engine and boiler is I8! inches. It is about two woman power, and is considered a great curiosity." "ANOTHER F.R.S." says of the Royal Society, in the: Athenaum,] "every discovery is tested almost wholly by the; st cial stat*,I,, of the man who makes it; or, like an Irish porker or a piece of M mchester cotton, according to what we can U«t by l. THE Suffolk Chronicle reports the moving, at Ipswich, of a two-storied brick house, entire and uninjured, a distance of 70 feet. The building was moved, by mechanical means, along greased timber, about a foot in five minutes. IN the park at Child wall Hall, the seat of John Shaw Leigh, Esq., there is a Rhododendron in full flower, 70 feet in circum- ference, probably the largest in the kingdom, as it was one of the first which flowered in Britain. THE total number of police constables of all classes in Eng- land and Wales, in 1847, was 2,6S8. The total cost of the force was £ 196,635 3s., viz., £ 151,407 13s. lid. for pay and allow- ances, and E45,227 Id. for incidental expenses. MR. WESLEY, in a letter to one of the preachers in connexion with him, says:—" Scream no more at the peril of your soul. Speak as earnestly as you can, but do not scream. Speak with all your heart, but with a moderate voice." THE Builder states, that the Swindon refreshment-rooms on the Great Western Railway, held of the company for ninety years at a nominal rent, were put up to auction at Garraway's Coffee-house last week, and sold to Mr. Phillips, of the Virginia Coffee-house, Cornhill, for £ 22,000. THE Scottish Press shows that a wealthy middle-class elector, a merchant of Glasgow, is about I-looth of an elector of a small English pocket borough and that a freeholder of West Yorkshire is equivalent to l-98th of a voting tool of Suther- landshire. IN the Pharmaceutical Times is a table of the alcohol con- tained in certain wines, per cent. per measure the average is the highest in Lissa, 25*41; the lowest in Tokay, 9*88 in Ma- deira it is 22-62; in sherry, 19-03; in port, 24*17 in cham- pagne, 12-61 and in hock, 12*08. "DURING the week of the recent statutes," says the Stamford Mercury, "upwards of iC3,000 was paid into the Lincoln Sav- ings Bank by agricultural servants, and it appears that labourers have in the bank deposits ranging from Eloo to £ 300." These are the people whose certain ruin, should free trade pass, nearly broke the Duke of Richmond's heart. "NOISY demagogues," remarks the Nonconformist, "have imported into this country a heavy cargo of Hibernian bluster and brag, but the speculation has been attended by a dead loss. This is not the market for any such article. The British people have never yet suffered themselves to be bullied by big words, and, we trust, they never will." TUE Inverness Courier mentions that a second discovery of ancient English coins has been made in Edderton, near Tain, Ross-shire. They are all silver coins, of the reigns of Edward L and Edward II., and bear on the reverse the names of the principal towns in England, as London, York, Canterbury, and Bristol. IT is stated in "Fleming's Policy," that there are 14,700,000 acres of waste land in the United Kingdom, viz: in England, 3,454,000; in Wales, 630,000; in Scotland, 5,950,000 in Ire- land, 4,600,000; in the British Islands, 166,000. It is believed that one-fourth might be reclaimed for wheat culture. EDUCATION.—The grants to Scotland by the Committee of Council on Education amount since 1839 to £ 34,975. In 1847-48, the grants to schools connected with the Established Church amounted to £2,462; to the Free Church, £ 5,394; to the Scotch Episcopal Church, E 136 to general schools uncon- nected with any Church, £ 402. O'CONNELI.'S OPINION OF O'CONNOR.—On taking up the Northern Star, he said, Come, let us see what poor Balder- dash has got to say for himself this week. Upon my word, this Northern Star is a perfectly unique affair. Look where you will, editorial articles, correspondence, reports of speeches, -it is all praise of Feargus praise of Feargus praise of Feargus Well, the notion of a fellow setting up a newspaper to praise himself is something new at any rate. The paper is, in this respect, quite a literary curiosity."—Daunt's Recollec- tions of O' Connell. ADVERTISES! EXT.—What can be a greater proof of the excel- lency of John Cassell's Coffees, than the fact that families have been so pleased with their deliciousncss, strength, and flavour, as to induce them to write to their friends at a distance, urging the use of articles So luxurious and pleasant to the palate. Hence tradesmen write, "I have been applied to by numerous customers for your Coffees, which friends have recommended them to obtain, and stating that no Coffees they have ever tasted can be compared to yours. Please, therefore, send me the terms of Agency." John Cassell's Coffeef bid fair to enter more largely into the consumption of the people of this country than any other; and for this simple reason that while they are unsurpassed in richness, strength, and flavour, they are obtainable at prices usually paid for very inferior kinds. CHINESE COM t'ASS.—The museum of the jthrec counties of Carnarvon, Anglesey, and Merioneth, has this week received a further addition to its stores, in the shape of a Chinese com- pass. The case is a small round box, apparently formed of the wood of that name; or at any rate of a wood similar in colour and hardness. The parities of the box are very thick, leaving but a small space for the needles, which are conse- quently much shorter than such as our mariners make use of. Four rows of Chinese characters indicate the points. Of these the inner circle exhibits eight, which will be their cardinal points. The next is subdivided into twenty-four, as also the two outer ones; although for some reason or other the marks are differently placed, most probably for the purpose of show- ing half and quarter points. The presentation was made by Mr. R. Prichard, Post Office, Bangor. THE SCHOOLMASTER ABROAD.—Had the celebrated Welsh Triads, or Trioedd y Cymry," been accessible to the narrow- minded triune commission, who lately took a bird's eye view of the State of Education in Wales by authority," it is not im- probable that they would have attempted to report the result of their hasty glance in a triad thus. In Orthography the North Walians are worse, the South Walians worser, but our own countrymen are worsted." The following letter written two months ago would have corroborated it Sirr Chester Ap 3, "Hoving seen an advertisement Respecting a dag I have got a New found Land dog to Part with the Prise is E5 Culler Block an wite a Hansom dag Near 2 years 4 foot 3 inches High 6 foot from Nose to Taile and A very informaition May Be had By Litter Mr J P- Corn Deiler Bridge St all Expences to Be Paid." -Communicated. COMING EVENTS SHADOWED BEFORE.—At the late Notting- ham district meeting, it was proposed to recommend to Con- ference, that the Wesleyan body shall cease to receive Govern- ment grants for missionary purposes; and also that the mis- sionary deputation system be discontinued, as the arrangements involve great expense, owing to the unnecessary, and, in some instances, very great distances which the preachers on the deputations have to take. These are two important matters. We regret that they did not pass the meeting. It is well the questions have been mooted. The day will come when they will be taken up, largely discussed, and certainly carried.- Wesleyan. A NEW AFRICAN DRUG.—The following is one of the 234 resolutions which Lord George Bentinck proposed for the adop- tion of the committee on sugar and coffee plaiitinlg: That the n'egresses, from the circumstances of the great preference for men, and the almost exclusive demand during a long period of years for men by the regular slave-dealers, very much out- numbered the negroes, and consequently glutting, are a cheap drug in the African markets 1" THE sale of Mr. Mitchel's furniture took place on Monday, and attracted an immense attendance; and many persons came from forty to fifty miles in order to purchase some relic belonging to the DEPARTED GENTLEMAN The furniture sold at extremely high prices, especially the small articles, such as books, china, glass, &c. The books with Mr. Mitchel's autograph brought, in many instances, one hundred times their original cost. A pike and two swords, which cost but a few shillings each, sold at a GUINEA EACH. (,'OZ, FESS Io,The Oxford and Cambridye Peview savs, Al- ready confession is practised to a considerable extent in our Church. It now prevails in a great number of parishes. A vast body of the clergy are impressed with a sense of its im- portance many, probably, are convinced of its necessity. It is not often urged in sermons, but it is recommended privately to the most religious of the parishioners and it is accepted by them in numerous instances thankfully." So speaks a pro- fessedly Church of England publication; and though the writer has no doubt good grounds for what he says, yet no censure is pronounced on these Romanising practices, and no reproof is admonished to these Romanising teachers.—[We happen to know for a fact that the Viscountess was dis- covered on her knees, confessing to one of the noted tractarian clergymen in London.—Er.]—Guardian and Church of England Magazine.—The above extract furnishes fresh evi- dence that the Church of England is unworthy of public con- fidence as a Protestant institution. How can she expect Dis- senters to feel any attraction towards her, whilst her clergy are in great numbers thus jesuitically foisting into her circle the; most insidious, mischievous, and degrading popish rites. The bishops hear of these things, and do nothing! Either their office is a vain pretence, or they are covertly favourable to these retrograde steps of a once-reformed Church. Talk of No Popery We are in more danger from this sneaking popery within the Church Establishment, than from the open avowed, popery out of it. A PROPHETIC SPEECH FOR LolD JOHN.—Mr. Cobden's mo- tion being put, that all useless sinecures—such as that of Hereditary Grand Falconer—attached to the ro,al household, be abolished, with a yiew to the gradual reduction of expendi- ture :-Lord John Russell rose and said-Sir, never in my life have I risen to oppose a motion with greater feelings of mingled pain and pride. Of pain, that I should be called upon by any such motion—of pride, that, as I believe, I can so triumphantly defeat it. Sir, it has been said by the hon. member for the West Riding, that the office of Grand Falconer is one of pure expense—is one carrying with it no duties. This may be, air; but when I call to mind the fact that, although no hawks are kept in the royal household, the doves of conjugal affection build and nestle, as Af r. Burke finely observes, above the proud keep of Windsor "-(Ioucl clieei;) .-then, sir, I do say, that the motion of the hon. gentleman, the member for the West Riding, to abolish the sinecure of Hereditary Grand Fal- coner as one of useless expense-is an insidious blow levelled at the conjugal happiness of the Court-is an insult to the worth and beauty of the highest domestic existence (reiterated cheers). Sir, there may be a minister bold enough to enter- tain such a resolution. I can only say, far be from me the ig- nominy of that boldness. There may be a minister who, blind and deaf to the beauty and the music beaming and breathing from the Royal,hearth, shall nevertheless destroy those fictitious hawks, shall scatter to the winds their baseless perches. I can only say, sir,l will not be that minister. I should consider my- self not only as a rebel to the Crown, but as a traitor to human nature, could I for one moment entertain the thought of abolish- ing the post of Grand Falconer. Sir, while virtue remains more than a name, and Magna Charta something better than blank foolscap, l--(here his lordship strikes his hand upon a red box)—I never will do it. (His lordship sits down amidst cheers that last for a quarter-of-an-hour).-Pundt,

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