THE GREAT WESTERN COMPANY (say the Liverpool Tim,s) have effected a saving of fifteen shillings per annum by waf _r- in" instead of scaling their letters. EVSTEIW COUNTIES RAILWAY.—'The report of the committee of investigation into the affairs of this company is about to be Vued wh^n if what wo hear be true, it will be shown that 'systematic'"cooking" of accounts has been carried on for ? >me time past, in order to declare dividends, a large portion ot which have been paid out of capital. TIIE NEW SOVEREIGN.—The Devats, speaking of the la.e Eng- lish excursion party, says H was formerly the sovereigns t who paid these international visits now that the sovereign is caaed the people, it is the citizens who do so." THE national debt on the 5th of January, 1819, amounted to £ 714,22t'i38.
J llrtrq. LET US GIVE THANKS. LET us give thanks, with grateful soul, To llim who sendeth all; To llim who bids the planets roll, And sees a "sparrow fall." Though grief and tears may dim our joys, And Care and Strile arrest. 'Tis Man, too often, iliatilloys The lot his Maker blest: While sunshinelig-hts the boundless sky, And dewdrops feed the sod- While stars and rainbows live on high- Let us give thanks to God. We till the Earth in Labour's health, We plant the acorn cup l'he fields are crowned with golden wealth, The green tree springeth up; The sweet eternal waters gush From mountain and from vale; The vineyards blush with purple flush, The yellow hop leaves trail: And while the Harvest flings its gold, And cowslios deck the soci- While limpid streams are clear and cold, Let us give thanks to God. The flower yields its odour breath, As gentle winds go past; The grasshopper that lurks beneath Chirps merrily and fast; The ring dove coos upon the spray, The larks full anthems pour; The bees start with a jocund lay, The waves sin on the shore; Ilosannahs fill the wood and wild, Where human steps ne'er trod; And Nature, like an unwean'd child, Smiles on its parent, God. Say, Brothers, shall the bird and bloom Thus teach, and teach in vain'! :s Shall all the Love-rays that illume Be lost in clouds of pain "I Shall hearts be dead and vision blind iTo all that, Mercy deals ? Shall Soul and Reason fail to And The shrine were Instinct kneels? Ah, no I-while Glory lights the sky, And Beauty paints the sod- While stars and rainbows live on high, Let us give tbanks to God. —JVeekly Dispatch. ELIZA COOK.
(L3iffl!U!tgS. FOR every shilling spent in tea, ninepence is spent in tax. A FINE coat often covers a fool, but never conceals one. AGREEABLE ALTERNATIVE.—Mr. Hudson thinks of going to settle in Ireland, declaring that lie cannot be more rated" there than he has been in England. O'CONNELL'S house and books are to be sold to pay his debts. AN Anti-Oath Association has been established at Edin- burgh. RATHER NEAT. Eii--IV, hy does the business of the country get on so slowly ? Because it travels by a parliamentary train. -Punch. ONE million Irishmen, within twenty-two years, have been naturalised as citizens of the United States. A PARADOXICAL -The Angel Inn, at Grantham, in Lincolnshire, is subject to a rent-charge of forty shillings for a sermon against drunkenness. A NUMBER of electrotype sovereigns are in circulation. They can only be detected by their ring. THE greater part of mankind employ their first years to make their last miserahle.-De let Bruyere. DR. FRANKLIN, in speaking of education, says, If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it from him." A VINE, coverec.1 with numerous clusters of fine graphs, is now growing in the open air, in a garden at Longfleet, in Dorsetshire. EATING a little lump sugar is said to be an excellent antidote to any bad effects that frequently result from a dinner of which pork has formed apart. THE Dutch say, Let my house be burnt, let my anchor fail, let my ship be lost, and yet I can redeem myself; but if I lose my credit I lose everything." PARBOILED OILA-NGES.-It is a common trick with itinerant orange sellers to plunge coarse or shrivelled oranges into boiling water for a few minutes, add a little grease, tl-iea take them out* and polish them with a dry cloth. The process gives the fruit a plump, glossy appearance, but its flavo ur is gone. WHAT MIGHT HAVE HElDf EXPECTED.—The commissioners for the reduction of the National debt have given notice th it, inas- much as the expenditure for the year ended the 5th of January last, exceeded the revenue by £ 796,119 14s, 6d., it is not their intention to pay off any of the debt in the current quarter. "ALL lEN BORN FREE AND EQUAL —At a sale of negroes by z;1 Thomas Hume, Esq., yesterday morning, prime negro women sold singly at 500 dollars, and negro men (cotton hands) ranged from 600 to 650 dollars. This is a substantial evidence that there is a steady demand for this species of property in our city, and at fair pi,ices.-Olbt)-lestoit Mercury (U. S.) Cumous FHENCN STATISTICS.—The National says During a period of 18 years—from 1825 to 1843-.it has been shown that in France, out of a population of 34,000,000, there were 200,000 lunatics or insane persons shut up in the asylums, 3,000 suicides, 100,000 individuals daily kept in the hospitals by illness or infirmity, 800,000 dependent on charity, and 100,000 in prison for various offences. F affacdonate Irishman once enlisted in the 75th regiment, in order to be near his brother, who was a corporal in the 76th. FOIwlm NOTES.—So many forged Bank of England notes have latterly been uttered in London that, according to the Daily News, many of the tradesmen of the middle and lower class absolutely refuse to change notes. RAILWAY ACCOMMODATION.—According to a Lincolnshire paper, Lincoln is now regularly visited once a week by a gang of young thieves, who arrive by train on the market morning, and, after picking pockets and committing other thefts, return z, to their homes at Nottingham and other places. THE Marquis of Waterford, in order to give food to the peasantry, and thereby repress crime, is now employing on his estate 1,000 labourers in draining, ditching, hedging, and other occupations. DIFFIDENCE.—An Irishman, charged with an assault in America, was asked by the judge whether he was guilty or not? IIow can I tell, my lord," was the reply, till I have heard the evidence ?" ,Io, MONOPOLY.—It is said that one of the N. w York papers is about to have an "independent" electric telegraph constructed for its own exclusive use from New York to Washington and Boston. COUNTY CONSTABLES.—The total number of county consta- bles of all classes employed in England and Wales in the year 1848 was 2,116, and the total charge for their maintenance amounted to £ 15.3,944. LIKENESSES OF DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT.— It is curious enough that for characteristic likenesses of Lord John Russell, Sir Robert Peel, and Mr. Disraeli, you must go- not to the print-shops, but to the pages of Punch. Of the two first, numerous engraved portraits are to be procured; but none of them realise the man, at least as you see him in the House of Commons. In the case of Lord John Russell, the great peculiarity, next to his stature, is the exceeding smailness of the features of the lower part of his.face. This is best ex- hibited in profile. As to Sir Robert Peel, there is a peculiarity, amounting to a kind of stateliness, in his walk, as he travels up the floor of the House, which makes a stranger at once ask, "Who is that man?" Most members endeavour to reach their seats as quickly as possible. Not so Sir Robert. He takes the centre of the floor, and seems to say, I'm in no hurry,—I'm Sir Robert Peel,—and all eyes are fastened on me." This peculiarity is frequently shadowed forth in our piquant contemporary to perfection. It is singular that to Punch alone is Mr. Disraeli indebted for a representation of his outward man. I never saw a likeness of him elsewhere—never heard of one; and if any of your readers have fallen in with such a curiosity I hope he will send me word. Can it be that no pub- lisher will run the risk of the publication? For much is con- veyed in this doubt, as regards the idea entertained of Mr. Disraeli by men whose business it is to convert the popularity of an individual to their own profit. We have life-like por- traits of Mr. Hume, Mr. Cobden, Mr. Bright, the Marquis of Granby, Mr. Fox Maule, Sir Sidney Herbert—not to speak of Mr. Feargus O'Connor and Mr. Hudson—all business specula- tions too but not one of Mr. Disraeli. Believe me that not a good likeness exists of Lord George Bentinck, but such as you will find in Punch, great as the noise has been among the pain- ters and dealers. If there be any likeness at all in the hosts which meet you in the windows, it must be that of Lord George the sportsman certainly it is not that of Lord George the House of Commons man. Did nobody ever observe a singular resemblance between Mr. Disraeli and Mr. Cobden, in the matter of the nose, as seen from a distant point of the House? They sit nearly opposite each other, both -plant their hats over their eyes, both direct their eyes downwards, and it is in this position that the resemblance occurs. You would alaiostthink that neither gladiator liked to look the other in the face.—Anaus, in Jerrold's Weekly News.
dsfrral Ite. HER MAJESTY has lately inspected at Windsor Castle Bur- ford's Panorama, now exhibiting in Leicester-square, London t, and expressed herself much pleased with the work. JeNNY Luw's MARRIAGE.—The Tijnes, having on Friday given an account from the Bath Looker On of the marriage of this lady at Bath, to Mr. Harris, a relative of the Bishop of Norwich, says on Saturday, that "they are authorised to state that this report is entirely without foundation." So that this highly-gifted lady is still unmarried. THE GUTTA PERCHA COMPANY have manufactured tubing for supplying the men in mines with pure air from the surface, by means of a mouth-piece. THE New York Herald says, that 4,000,000 dollars in gold have been obtained from the gold mines. Soifr of the Scotch farmers have tried, with success, guano as a top dressing for young grass. MR. HUDSON has resigned the office of Chairman of the Midland Railway Company. THE REV. MR. SHORE.—Mr. Shore's eldest daughter is the unwearied amanuensis of her father in prison, and is inces- santly engaged in writing. THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY.—We believe that it is now pretty well understood in official circles that Mr. John Abel Smith, M.P. for Chichester, will succeed Mr. Ward as Secretary to the Admiralty. TiiB subscription for Eliza Chestney amounts to X 558 8s. 6d. that for Emily Sandford to £438. MRS. WOLFE TONE, the widow of the United Irishman, has died at Georgetown, Pennsylvania, in the 80th year of her age. JENNY LIlD has agreed to return to the stage, and sing in opera instead of concert. APPOINTMENT.—Mr. C. Macauleyhas received the appoint- ment of Colonial Secretary at the Mauritius. SoUTIL-E,STF,ILN. -The storiii oa Thursday week has proved most disastrous to the posts and wires of the electric telegraph on this line. From Ashford to Westenhanger especially has the machinery of the telegraph been demolished. REPORTED RETIREMENT OF LORD was reported in the vicinity of the Common Law Courts on Saturday, that Lord Denman will not take his seat again upon the bench, in consequence of his health and increasing years. His lordship is in the 71st year of his age.—Sun. CHEAP LAW.—WILLITON.—In the County Court held at Somerset on Tuesday week, it was decided that a plaintiff wil- fully perjuring herself for the purpose of damaging the defence was, nevertheless, entitled to costs of attendance MR. PETER MANN, who has been for many years Chief Secretary of the Leeds Waterworks Company, is in custody, charged with embezzling E5,000 or upwards. MR. HAWKER has preached about fifteen years at Plymouth, apart from the Bishop of Exeter's jurisdiction, without moles- tation. IN the Court of Chancery, on Friday, the Lord Chancellor dismissed the petition of Mr. Dyce Sombre, praying that he commission of lunacy now in force against him might be super- seded. Ross iNi. -Letters from Bologna announce that this cele- brated composer has become insane, in consequence of a furious attack made upon him by the ultra-Republicans of that city, by which his life was endangered. A LITTLE Boy, under five years of age, has perished at Wainford Mills, in Norfolk, by falling into the hopper, where he was suffocated in the flour. The disaster was discovered by the boy's father, who found his son's corpse while emptying the hopper. DIVORCE OF PRINCE ALBRECHT AND THE PRINCESS MARY OF THE NETHERLANDS.—BEUI.IN.—The sentence of divorce between these illustrious parties, whose unhappy marriage has long been the theme of discussion, was pronounced by the legal __u tribunal on the 28th of March. MR. JIERY HUItIWLL, boatswain in the Cleopatra, has been dismissed the service, in consequence of his being reported by the Commander of the Pnctiers to the Admiralty for having absented himself one night from the ship, thereby leaving the stores liable to be stolen. REAR ADMIRAL Sm CHARLES NAPIER, K.C.B., visited Woolwich dockyard on Wednesday week, and went over the whole of the works, to witness the progress made since he was last at Woolwich. The gallant admiral was alone. IT is said that six frigates are to be commissioned immediately, three of them new frigates, and three of those that have been razed. THE North Star arrived at Woolwich, on Saturday, from Sheerness, towed by the African steam-vessel, and will be made ready with the greatest despatch, to proceed to the North Polar regions.. THERE is a Danish brig of w tr, of sixteen guns, lying in Cowes-roads, which occasioned quite a commotion among the foreign merchant vessels there, all of whom hoisted their colours as if in defiance, Well knowing the descendant of the ancient sea kings durit not meddle with them in a neutral port.. THE LIVERPOOL REFORM ASSOCIATION held their annua meeting last week. The report congratulated the members on the fact that no less than thirty-six Financial Reform Associa- tions have been organised in the country. MEETINGS for the advancement of Financial Reform have been held in London during the past week at Marylebone, Westminster, Chelsea, and Bow. They were numerously attended; many members were enrolled, and petitions to Par- liament unanimously adopted. A GOOD EXAMPLE.—Some of the metropolitan constituen- cies are having meetings to inquire into the conduct of their members in abstaining from voting on Mr. Cobden's motion. A GREAT PEACE CONGRESS will be held in Paris in the month of August. THE MURDER IN BLACKFRIARS-ROAD, LONDON.—William Bailey was tried last week, for the wilful murder of Henry Lamball, and sentenced to be transported for life. REPRESENTATION or SHEFFIELD.—With the exception of a Chartist meeting on Monday, there have been no public pro- ceedings whatever in reference to the prospective election of a member for this borough. The writ has not yet been issued. Mr. T. Clark, having had a dissension with the Chartists, has left the tovviij so that Mr. Roebuck at present has no opponent. ABOUT two tons of zinc were lauded on Monday at liamsgate from a wreck on the Goodwin Sands, supposed to be the Portschritt, from Stettin to Dublin, which sank there the 22nd of December last. THE CAMBRIDGE TRAGEDY.—The inquest upon Miss Bowtell was terminated by a verdict to the effect that deceased died from the effects of arsenic taken into the stomach, but by whom administered there was no evidence to show. DESERTION OF BRITISH SEAMEN. — We have it from very good authority that no less than 11,000 British seamen have deserted the merchant service during the past year, 8,000 of whom have left their vessels on the American co,.tsts.- 'C, te, 'ti Service Gazette. AT a meeting of the proprietors of East India Stock on Tues- 1 (. TT 1' .L 1- aay, at the India nouse, voces 01 cuamcs were passed to the tho Commander-in-Chief, and the officers and the men employed in the war in India. COLONEL SIBTIIOLIP visited Lincoln, and took part in the festivities in honour of Prince Albert's visit. The colonel gave half-n-ponnd of tea to the wives of all the Parliamentary electors, without distinction of colour or party. FEMALE EMIGRATION.—About two hundred young Irish females arrived at Plymouth on Friday, and left that port early this weekifor Australia. They are a fine set of young women, and will b'e a valuable addition to the colony of "Port Phillip. B >ILBAFEXPLOSION.—Last Tuesday a most awful catastrophe occurred ih the engine-room of Messrs. Kay and Co., sawyers, Back Chtu-eh-lane, Whitechapel. Several of the men were seriously injured and conveyed to the London Hospital. A SUB-INSPECTOR of police, in the service of the South Devon Railway Company, has been committed for trial on a charge of robbing the company of £ 117 J l. -!trI. p A COLLEGE for the education of governesses has been esta- blished in London. It is called Queen's College, and is founded strictly upon the principles of the Church of England. Ano- ther college is talked of, to be founded upon principles which will admit all religions. SOUTH Dsvo" RAILWAY.—Mr. C. A, Saunders, secretary of the Great Western, and Mr. Stevens, solicitor, are, it appears, defaulters to no less an extent than £ 40,000 between them. It seems that when pressed t pay up like other shareholders, they allege that the preference shares are not legal. This pro- ceeding (f Mr. Saunders has produced a great sensation in the city, in re'etense to preference stock. The company have brought all a tion agaiast Mr. Saunders for the amount.— Usrapalh., Do RING. Rush's trial, a tradesman in Norwich is reported to have placarded the streets with the words Trial," "Rush," and "Veriict," in large type, which words, on closer inspec- tion, were found to relate to the trial solicited for his goods, the rush madfc to his shop, and a certainty of a verdict being returned ill his favour. A MEETING of Es.¡:x agriculturists was held at Colchester on S iturday, when Major Beresford and Sir John Tyrell exhorted the farmers to follow the leading of Lord Stanley, and the talented and able Member for Bucks;" who were but at the commencement of a movement that would yet place the farmers I 1Il their proper position. THERE is no truth in the report of cholera being at or n on Inverness it is quite a false report. THE new bridge over the Ness will be completed by the end of June. THE RULnw PASSION.—Lately an old miserly woman died in Manchester, upwards of 93 years of age. On her death-bed she was very anxious about a box, which contained a large number of guineas and sovereigns. HER Majesty's Emigration Commissioners have intimated to their country agents their inability to entertain any more appli- cations for the present, in consequence of the great numbers now waiting to embark. LOllD CAMOYS has invented a syphon for drawing off the milk from beneath the surface of the cream, and thus com- ptetety separating the two liquids by the simplest means, and with the least possible trouble. t LETTERS from the relatives and friends of the officers and sea- men serving in the Arctic seas, in her Majesty's ships Erebti* and Terror, Enterprise and Investigator, will be forwarded by her Majesty's ship North Star, if sent to the secretary of the Admiralty on or before the 1st of May. COMPETITION.—The London and North Western and the East Lancashire Railways are rival lines. The North Union used to charge 6s. first classy 4s. second class; 3s. 3d. third class. The present fares are Is., 9d., and Gd. A LADY, the daughter of a solicitor, was committed lately at Richmond, on a charge of shoplifting. RUSH was watched by ten turnkeys, who relieved each other every two hours, and every precaution was taken to prevent anything taking place to rob justice of its victim. AN inquest was lately held at Leeds, on a person who had died of a gunshot wound inflicted on his left thigh as long ago as the 18th of September. Sin C. EARDLEY has written to the Times, denying their statement that Mr. Shore was not a Dissenter, and substan- tiates his denial by extracts from letters written by Mr. Shore to the Bishop of Exeter. GUTTA PERCIIA TUBING.—A coil of tubing, 940 feet in length, has just been manufactured by the Gutta Percha Com- pany for a gentleman in Warwickshire, to convey the supply of water from the park reservoirs to his mansion-house. AT the late Liverpool steeple-chases, several horses were killed during the sport," and among them one of Lord Water- ford's. A jockey was also much injured by being thrown. THE INVALIDS AT STAxsmLD. Both Mrs. Jermy and Eliza Chestney are going on satisfactorily. MR. SHORE has already received upwards of three hundred addresses from public meetings and congregations in various parts of the kingdom, besides other communications on various subjects. Wis understand that a Peace Society, on a broad and com- prehensive basis, has been recently established in Paris, and is in active and hearty correspondence and co-operation with the friends of peace in England. SINGULAR ACCIDENT.—A luggage train on Thursday after- noon ran into some sheep which had strayed on to the Mid- land line at Wigston, and killed two or three of them. On the arrival of the train at the next station (Leicester) it was found that by some means a sheep had been forced into the fire-box and was still alive, although the wool was burnt off its back, its ears from its head, and even holes burnt through the skin. It was immediately killed and put out of its tort ure.-Leicesttr Mercury. AN inquest was held in London, on Friday, on the body of Thomas King, aged 50, who was discovered in his bed-room, hanging by the neck to a Tail of the bedstead, and quite dead. On a table in the same room was a piece of paper, with the fol- lowing words Make haste and cut me down, for my neck aches." Verdict—" Temporary insanity." INCORPORATION OF THE BAPTIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY.—Bv a resolution, published in the Patriot of Thursday week, tlie committee of the Baptist Missionary Society wisely determined that, in the divided state of opinion, the proposal of seeking incorporation for that institution should be abandoned. THE final examination and commitment of the Rev. Mr. Hounsfield, clergyman of the Established Church, and chaplain to the Earl of Airlie, who has been in custody on two charges, the one of fraud in obtaining £ 200 by false representations, and the other ol felony in stealing some articles of plate and other property from a furnished house which he occupied at Nor- wood, took place on Friday. THE MURDERS AT LIVERPOOL.—The real name of the mur- derer of Mrs. Eenrichson, her children, and the servant, is Maurice Gleesoii. He is the son of David Gleeson, and was born at the village, or tovvnland, as it is called, of Brurie, nine miles from Limerick. He has three brothers younger than himself, and two sisters. The father is a blacksmith by trade. SUICIDE AT THE DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE'S.On Friday, Mr. William Pell, who had for many years held the situation of secretary to his Grace the Duke of Devonshire, in addition to an office in the Board of Green Cloth, drowned himself in a iron tank sunk in the garden. The tank was only three feet iu length, and about eighteen inches in depth, and was filled with water. BRICKS.—A return obtained by Mr. Cocks, M.P., shows the duty paid on bricks in the excise collections of England in tin: year 18IS to have amounted to £418,310, of which fU,3ô\J paid in the metropolis alone.
JUumui STATISTICS OF COAL; THE GEOLOGICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF FOSSIJ, FUEL, &c., &c. By It. C. TAYLOU, F.G.S. Ciiapman, London, pp. 754. 1 HIS book is all account, geographically and geologically, of mineral combustibles employed in arts and manufactures their production, consumption, commercial distribution, priccs, duties, and international regulations in all parts of the world; including four hundred statistical tables, and eleven hundred analyses of mineral bituminous substances, with inei- dental statements of the statistics of iron manufactures, & &c. To review, in any proper sense of the term, such a work as this is scarcely within our province, and is most certainiy beyond our power. Some account of it, however, we must give. As far as our observation has extended, it is by Ihr, indeed beyond all comparison, the eompletest book of the kind ever published. It embraces the history of coal all the world over. The authorities are given with the minutest care, and vast industry must have been employed in its compilation. We give our readers an extract from the ac- count of the South Wales coal basin :— The computations of the ki-ea of this magnificent coal-field have varied considerably one making it eleven hundred, and another fourteen hundred square miles. The former is pro- bably the corrector admeasurement, but perhaps still somewhat exag- gerated. In the beautiful geological map uf Mr. Greenough we have the means of ascertaining the productive area of this coal-field. It" we exclude the lower unproductive sandstones and millstone grit, use area of coal measures will not exceed 603,000 acres, or nine hundred and fifty sq uare miles. This is one of the cases where the maps convey a greater appearance of coal surface than is strictly correct, owing to the expansion of ilie lower unproductive r^cks that are ududly associated with the coal. The reverse occurs in those areas to which we referred in a former page, where coal-fields are partially concealed by over-lapping newer strata, through which, however,' coal is often extensively worked. In the present instance, as the South Wales basin is sur- rounded by tiie uutcropping inferior formations, the unpiofitaide margin is but narrow. "In relation to the superficial area here, a local geologist not long since observed, that the true area "f coal bearing strata is by no means easily defined, owing to various upthrows and downthrows, along the outer margin, detached areas, and concealed outliers, containing very valuable musses of coal, have been occasionaliy discovered, beyond the range previously assigned to the coal-field. As these areas lie the nearest to the shipping ports, their import- aiice to the proprietors is great. That of Cwm fillery, not long ago discovered between Newport and Pontypool, is a Qrse in point; its existence having been wholly unsuspected. We need scarcely mention th" well known fact, that the South Wales coal-field is unequally divided between areas of anthracite and of bituminous or senu-bituminous coal the latter being situ- ated at tha eastern, and the former at the western, division of the basin. The dividing line between th"se very d:ffere:itspecies of coal, is supposed to be the Ne th Valley, where there is an immense ami continuous transverse fault. Here the coal seams gradually pass from their anthracite condition and become slightly increasing more and more so, as they extend eastward, until till Y become decidedly bituminous at Pontypool. It has also been perfectly well ascertained, that all coal seams from the Vale of Neath to Kidwelly, westward, are anthrdc.te along their north crops but the south crops of the same veins show them to be bituminous. To these interesting facts may be added another; that in the bituminous part of the has;a, tl.e highest seams possess the grelltest amount of volatile matter, as in the Kilryi-irilo:-k coal field in Scotland. So also in the anthracuic division of this basin and a section has been published of a colliery in the vale of Neath, wherein a series of fen coal beds at. the of he section consists of pure anthracite, while much higher up in the same section, two seams exist which are perfectly b.ui.airioui or
-i: and whose occupation in life had been similar to their own. As the day advanced, the sun shone out, and the inhabitants of the city came up in great numbers to the spot. Shortly before 12 o'clock the number of spectators received a great accession. The trains from Yarmouth and other places came in loaded with passengers, and the population of the whole surrounding country poured towards the spot. There might have been 12, >00 or 13,000 people present—a large number, certainly, to be attracted by curiosity and the love of excitement to a spec- tacle so painful as a public execution. Among them, as is usual onVuch occasions, were a large number of women and boys, eagerly looking forward for the appearance of the prisoner. Home housetops had a few spectators upon them, and we ob- served a great number of people perched upon the square tower of one of the city churches. The short space between the Castle entrance and the drop was lined on one side by the magistrates of the county, and on the other by the representatives of the press. At last the death knell began to toll from the spire of St Peter's Mancroft, and shortly after 12 o'clock the dreadful procession emerged from the Castle, and took its way to the drop. First came the sheriffs and javelin-men, and then fol- io we 1 the convict, attended by the governor and executioner on their way they were met by the chaplain, who read the funeral service with a loud voice. The wietcUed prisoner moved along with great firmness. lie was dressed in black, wore patent leather boots, and had his shirt collar, which was acrunulously clean, turned over. As Ins head was bare the features of his face could be distinctly marked. They had un- no perceptible cVuinge sinee lus trial. Peihaps he mi'dit have looked somewhat paler, but his determined expres- sion had not changed, and the man was m all respects the same unwavering, resolute being, who lor sis days contacted his own defence in a court of justice, though oppressed, not only by the conviction of his enormous guilt, but also by the knowledge that it had been so clearly brought home to him His step never faltered, and he regularly marched to his doom On catching sight of the scaffold he lifted his eyes to Heaven, raised as firas he could his pinioned hands, and shook his head mournfully from side to side once or twice. The pantomime was perfect, conveying almost as clearly as words a protest of innocence, combined with resignation, to his fate. As he walked along he asked the governor what the words were with which the burial service ended. He was told that it waS with the benediction, "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ," &c., and he requested that the drop might fall when the chaplain came to those words. t iV. «• T I • x I <• The wretched man then mounted the scaffold, but instead of looking to the crowd without tuined ms lace to the Castle walls. Calcraft immediately drew the white nightcap over his head, and, fastening the fatal rope to the beam, adjusted the noose to his neck. The unhappy man, even at this dreadful moment, had not lost his coolness. "This does not go easy," he said. put the thing a little higher-take-your tune—don't be in a hurry." These were his last words. The rope was in the right place- the drop fdl-ancl in an instant the murderer was dead. No stru^Uw ensued, and the dreadful ceremony was performed as quickly and well as is practicable, and with fewer revolting circumstances than usual, During the whole time, the crowd without maintained a solemn silence, and the only sounds that accompanied the fall of the body, and jerking of the tightened rope, were one or two faint shrieks. After being suspended for one hour it was cut down and carried back to the Castle on a litter. There a cast was taken from it, after which it was placed in a shell previous to interment within the precincts. At five o'clock the features had undergone so great a change that no Orle could recognise them. The hair had then been shaved oil, and thecrauiological development migat be accurately observed. The appearances presented certainly seemed to justny the ver- dict of the jury. Thus perished, while still in the prime of life, James Biomfield Rush, the perpetrator of the Stanlield-hali murders. RUSll'SINTIŒ,YIEW WITH HIS CHILDREN. The account which has appeared as to Rush's interview with his children is very incorrect, as will be seen by the following extract from the Norfolk Chronicle <:> On Monday last- Rush had an interview with his children at the Castle, the younger ones coming to take their last sad leave of him. Mr. Soamas, their uncle, did not accompany the family, as has been stated; nor did the governor of the Castle introduce them into the cell; nor did the prisoiier of-for up iiiy prayers, either during or after .he visit. Other particulars given are sheer invention. The family came from Potash and Felmingham on Monday morning and the two parties met at the Bell Inn, Orford Hill, whence they proceeded to the Oa>Ue. The interview did net take place in the cell, but in a room ap- propriated for the use of those visitors who majr m» van, au permitted to see any criminal; m ltush s case this permission his not been "iveii except to his nearest relations, and the members of his°o\vn family. When the latter arriveu on Mon- day, he was informed of their being m the Castle; he buried his face in his hands as if he was much ahected. Being taken into the visitors' room, and placed in such a position that the governor could hear and see everything that passed, his chil- dren were immediately ushered into the apartment, and, as may be supposed, a natural outburst of feeling ensued; but on this occasion, though the wretched man protested that lis was innocent, he was not guilty of the religious hypocrisy described, lie did not offer up any prayers, nor recommend his elliUren to the protecting care of the Almighty, as stated. After an interval of half an hour parent and children par.ed", some of them not to meet again in this world. wile" the family left the Castle a crowd of people collected outside the gates to witness their departure. They repaired to the dell, where Miss Rush remained; the other daughters, after partaking of refreshment, returned to Felmingham, where they are re- siding with their governess in a nouse which llusii built there ■about four years ago. Mr. James Rush and his younger bro- ther returned to Potash but the former returned to Norwich on Tuesday, and, accompanied by Miss Rush, had another in- terview with his father the same evening. ihis interview was repeated on Wednesday. The following are the particulars relative to the lost check, to which we have referred in the account of the execution In the pocket-book of the prisoner, exhibited in court, there was a check for £40. On the night after the conviction information was given to Mr. Pinson, the governor of the Castle, that this check was missing; and he questioned the orisoner, in order to ascertain, on the part of the family, wae- th-n- he ha I got Mr. Pinson was about to take away ail his TviDers and he called his attention to the check and the pocket- book, observing, My object is to find the check, in order that it may be restored to your family, there being no doubt that it is their property.' The prisoner said, He knew nothing about it he did not recollect having seen it; he was quite sure he could five no information about it. Mr. Pinson said, *V ell, we must look over your papers in the morning, and see if it can be found, because I want it for your family. I assure you, Mr. Scott, of Aylsham (solicitor to the family), is the person WU0 is aonP-in" No information could be obtained from Rush that iii^ht!' On the following morning Mr Pinson again ,° inquired of him about the check, tearing that it might have been lost in court. He still said that he knew nothing about it. but. fro n the manner of his answer the governor suspected that he did know something ah jut it; but after several days had passed over and no information was elicited he supposed that the prisoner had destroyed it. On lhursday, the 12th inst. Mr. Durrant, the solicitor, visited Rash in regard to some family business, and Mr. Pinson was present in the room with him After some conversation about the check, the prisoner turned round to Mr. Pinson and said, I cannot deceive you any longer but I must tell you what my suspicions were. I snso-cted when you were making inquiries about the checK, VJU said one word for my family, and two lor Mr. Jonn Cann as I thought if you could find the check you would give it to him.' 1r. Pinson expressed his surprise, saying, I don't know whv you suspected me of that; as I told you then that my ohicct was, if I could find the check, to restore it to your f imily It is very true I have seen Mr. Cann since your con- vi tion and he assured me he was only anxious it should be found in order to be given into proper hands, as it belonged to vour family, and to nobody else.' The prisoner then said • Will yousuffer me to give it to Mr. Durrant? I wd tell vou the truth and produce it.' Mr. Pinson assented, and the prisoner then took up his hat, and he arew out the check from underneath the inside lining of the side of the liat. lie had contrived to abstract it from the pocket-book, when at his re- quest it was handed to him for examination on the first day of the trial, and to conceal it in his hat unobserved.