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FASHIONABLES, LITERATURE, &c. Her Majestv has contributed £ 25 to the ftilid for raising a tablet to the memory of the late Mrs. H. More, and for the foundation of a school to bear the name of the deceased. The Marquis of Siigo, who has been recently appointed to the Governorship of Jamaica, possesses, it is understood, considerable property in that island. FLECTION FOR TOTNES.Iolin Thomas Mnyue' Esq. of Teffont House, Wilts, is announced as a candidate for the representation of Totnes, in the room of J. Cornish, Esq. who, it is understood, will shortly resign his seat. THE GIZLAT UNDF-,tTAKFit.Tite Lord Chan- cellor, with a view of furthering the interests of the Mechanics' Institution of Manchester, has, says thi? Chronicle of that town iiiiflwtttken to furnish a course of Lectures on Political Economy to be delivered to the members.— Manchester Paper. (No doubt while the Suitors in Chancery are sent to settle it among themselves.") OLD BROOMS.—When Sir Henry Parnel was Secretary at War, the soldiers used to call him Sir Henry I'are-N'hit. His thriftiness, however, was profusion compared with the management of his successor. An order literally came out last week from the War Office, that when the besoms, which were used to sweep the barracks, were worn out, the handles should be split into four pieces and used for lighting fires! Is it not too nauseating to see a government who are spending thousands daily in corporation jobs, charity jobs, and in short every job to increase their patronage, endeavouring to g,)Il the public into a belief that they are really econo- mical, by issuing an order for splitting oldBroughum- sticks ? "OH, THAT I'D CLEAR 5001; A-YEAR.— SO sings Panjtlox, and likewise a multitude of briefless barristers, who detesting law, find in its great con- temner, Lord Brougham, j a marvellous proper man." His Iordsiilp too has a sort of sympathetic feeling with those who hope in change at once to veil their ignorance and to acquire a slice of the loaves and fishes; for by the new Corporations' Bill, each new borough is to have the satisfaction of paying a Recorder some 500/. or 6001. a-vear. 11 We should like to know," says the North Devon Advertiser, what the borough of Devonport, or any other freshly-franchised town, wants of a Recorder to sit twice or thrice a week, any more than the borough of Barnstaple, or the large and populous city of Exeter —both of which have Recorders, to preside at Sessions, at about forty guineas a year." Our con- temporary is singularly obtuse. It is not the boroughs that require Recorders, but Lord Brougham that requires dependents and for that the Bill is frained.-Old England. SKETCH OF LORD BROUGHAM —The annexed portrait was sketched by a writer of no mean cele- brity:—"We will tell Lord Broirgham what the public think of him, for he will learn no truth from his parasites in the ministerial press. They think him a man of great abilities-of considerable extent, but little depth of knowledge-of great accuteness of observation, great facility of expression, and sur- prising but irregular energy both in acting and speaking; but thinking all this, the public gene- ra Ily, and especially the bar, look upon him as the very worst Chancellor we have had for a hundred years. No man in the oilice has ever known less of the busines which he ought to know well and no man, however fitted for the oflice, has ever behaved so arrogantly in the administration of its-duties. Men of as little knowledge of equity law, and of per- haps less general knowledge, have een in the place before, but they so deported themselves as not to render the decisions of their court ridiculous, and the judgment-seat a fountain of personal offence. They did not with ignorance combine arrogance." An Account of the Liabilities and Assets of the Bank of England, on the Average of the Quarter ending the 31st of December, 1633. Liabititips. Assets. Liabilities.. Assets. Circulation. £ 18.216.000 Securities £ 23,576 000 Deposits 13.101.000 Bullion .9,918,000 31,817,000 33,524,000 Bank of England, January 1, 1831. ANOTHER' BLOW AT- BRITISH SHIPPING —It is generally understood in the City of London that, to avoid the enormous charges that will become pay- able by British vessels trading to Canton, in conse- quence of the Consular Establishment which, under Whig patronage, is to be imposed upon that port, oir merchants are making arrangements for freighting American ships for the future conveyance of goods to and from China. One would have thought that our oivn shipowners hardly required this infliction, to complete the depreciation of their prospects. THE NAVY.—The.number of vessels compos- ing the British navy amounts to 557, carrying from I to 120 guns each, of different calibre of these 166 are in commission (including 20 Falmouth packets); the remainder building or in ordinary. The British navy employs, in time of peace, 20,000 seamen, and 12,000 royal marines. THE PERSIAN ARMY.—By recent accounts from the East Indies it appears that officers are to be sent from Bengal to assist in training the King of Persia's troops, a part of which are in future to be officered by Europeans, the whole under the com- mand of Brigadier Pasmore, of the Bengal army. It is stated that the Messrs. Rothschilds and Barings have resolved to establish a Bank, with a capital of two millions, in Canadabut in which of the two provinces is not known. PUBLIC CHARITIES.—The Lord Chancellor's se- cretary has addressed a letter to the trustees of various public charities, in which he states his lord- ship's desire to be informed whether they will be disposed to further, so far as lies in their power, a plan for the consolidation of the funds of all public charities throughout the kingdom, and the appropri- ation of them to the purpose of national educa- t*ion.Ilanchester Chroyticle. <. Both the appropri- ation and the education to be Whig-fashion, no doubt.) We understand that Miss Ellcock has. through the hands of the Ven. Archdeacon Moysey, pre- sented that excellent institution, the Bath United Hospital, with another munificent donation of 1001. Rath Journal. F. J- Browne, Esq. of Frampton, Dorset, has bequeathed 2,6001. to charitable institutions; viz. 50)1. to the Dorset Society for relief of Clergymen's widows and children, 7001. to the Salisbury Infir- mary 2001. to the Exeter Lunatic Asylum, 7001. to the Exeter Infirmary, and 5001. to the Bath Hospital. XiLBUTE QF RESPECT.—A splendid salver, weighing 115 oz., was'presented to Dr. Taylor, M D. of Clifton, on Wednesday last, as a token of the high opinion entertained by his friends and patients of his professional ability, and also of his humanity in devoting a considerable portion of his time, for the benefit of the poor. MODESTY OF THE IRISH CATHOLICS-■■ \IR. Bindon Scott., the father-in-law of Mr. Maurice O Connell. claims a large sum of the million voted by Parliament to discharge arrears of tithes. It is said that many Roman Catholic tithe owners, who have refused to pay their own tithes to the clergy, have advanced similar claims.. r ASSAULT CASE.—The five partisans of Lord Durham, who committed a disgraceful assault upon Mr. Hernamaiv, the Editor of the Sew castle Journal, ■were found guilty upon an indictment at the Quarter Sessions, held last week, and sentenced to a penalty 501, each; to be imprisoned until paid. < POWNB —The Augsburgh Gazette" ot the 25th instant states that, according, to a statistical /account of the kingdom of Poland, for the year 1832, -the POPIllat-ior, then consisted of 3,914,665 souls; 'of which 1,933,390 were males, and 1,981,275 JfrnnaleV:—3,236,513 were Catholics; 106,986 of the Greek Church 177,806 Lutherans; 3,815 of the Heformed Church;. 384,031 Jews; and 5,568 ot vafious other-religious opinions- ^Warsaw con- tained 121,868 inhabitants, being 6^3 less than in 1821.- RAl^WAYS.-r-The j expense of constructing rail- ways are deceitful to the- uninitiated; E4,000 per mile has been set down- as the average cost of lay- ing a double set of tracks,; but ,Mr. Stephenson's estimate of that from London to, Birmingham averages £ 21,786 per mile. The annual expense of working a locomotive engine'on the Manchester railway was ealculated originally at f270. 12s. 10d.; but a,c- cording to Mr. Gfahame, of Glasgow £ 2,107. 14s. are actually expended for the purpose. These are t facts full of interest to those who are now embarking their property in this way.Leeds Intelligencer.


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