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IMERTHYli T YD Vlj,, SA JURDA…
MERTHYli T YD Vlj,, SA JURDA Y, Jan. 16, 1836 It is a characteristic circumstance, that at the late Meeting at the Mansion House, for assist- ing the unfortunate Whalers, not one of the whole sixteen Members for the Metropolis and its suburbs could find time to be present. Yet the whole sixteen are Radicals, and devoted to the people—all philanthropists and prodigi- ously oratorical about Poland, Siberia, Sydney. Cove and all the suffering world besides, and all dealers in the deepest pathetic on the horrors ol workhouse discipline, Willi its warm rOOIlI- coinf*. rfahle clothing, and four meals a day- Yet not an orator nor philanthropIst could find a syllable for the five hundred sailors freeziog and famishing at the Pole. And it is to be re- collected that this was no: a Meeting for the Irish ( lergv, where famine might be regarded by patriotism as the just judgment on their still presuming to profess Protestantism; nor as it to protect the rights of either the Peerage or the King, whom the true orator and patriot ktiolvo to be only fit for contempt. It was for a portiOI) of the humblest order of the people on the point of perishing by the most horrible fate, and doubtless at this moment looking with many a despairing eye towards England ;-but they are many hundred miles off, quite out of sight, and have not probably a vote for London or iiiildie, sex among them under these circumstances we see no possible reason why they should be con- sidered worthy, of a speech, or a much illore valuable shilling from any Radical alive. The friends of these Gentlemen^arowever, say that they are ever ready to act the "Man of humanity." We fully believe them.
;ftt era mrut It jFrrc Bamraar chooI. THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY of HABER- DASHERS—Governors—GIVE NOTICE, that the OFFICh OF USHER IS VACANT, for which Ap- s' plications, with Testimonials, will be teceivod at a Coart, on MONDAY, the Sth of FEBRUARY, at Twelve o'Clock precisely, at HABERDASHERS' HALL, Maiden Lane, London -Salary £ b0 a Year, with House and Gardens- subject to Taxes and Repairs. For Particulars apply at the Clerk's Office, at the Hall, betwem Nine and Four. HAMBLY KNAPP, Clerk. A Cook Wanted. WANTED, A RESPECTABLE WOMAN, ot undeniable Character, who is fully capable of Undertaking the situation of Cook, at a first-rate Inn. Apply (if by Letter, post paid) at the Office of this Paper. # Lost or Stolen, I^ROM the BUSH INN, MERTH YI1-TYDFIL, on SUNDAY last, A VERY HANDSOMK POINTER (Liver Colour), Spotted with White, and answers to the name of SAI;CIIO." Whoeverwill give information wheic he may be found, or bring him to the Bush Inn, Merthyr-Tydril, shall be satisfied for their trouble by the Landlord of the above named Inn. rlAHb UMVEKSAL LltE ASSURANCE SO- CIETY 69, COliNHILL, LONDON, for Lives, Survivorships, Endowments, for Children, and for the Purchase and Sale of Reversions and Annuities. Capital 4500,000. patrons. Colonel Sir ROBERT H. CONLIFFU. Bart. Sir GEORGE THOMAS STAUNTON, Bart. M .P.F.RS Major-General Sir JASPER NICHOLLS, K.C.B. Sir RALPH RICE. Colonei Sir JAMES SUTHERLAND. ;)irectors. Sir HESRY WILLCOCK, K.L S. Chairman. JOHN STEWART, Esq. M.P. Deputy Chairman. John Bagshaw, Esq. Charles Otway Mayne, Esq. Alexander Baillie, Esq. Robert Muaro, Esq. Augustus Bosanqnet, Esq. Jolin Roger, jun. E^q. Clias. Dashwood Bruce, Escj. Uees Gonrig Thomas, Esq. Ellis Watkiu Cuncliffe, E<q Jas. Duncan Thomson, Esq William Kilburn, Esq. I Capt. Saml. Thornton, H. N Treasurer,- Pasco St. Leger Gienfell, Esq. Otubitoro. Crawford Davison Kerr, Esq. John Arnold Mt;llo, Esq. Timothy VViigin, Esq. Bankers-Sir James Esdaile and Co. Physician- Beni aiii in C. Pierce, Esq. M.D. Solicitors—Messrs Nind and Costerill. Actuary—Robert Christie, Esq. Table shewing the annual premium for assuring JIGO on a Single Life. Age. Whole Life. Seven Years. One Year. 15 1 15 0 102 0 18 2 20 1 IS 8 1211 119 25 233 166 14 1 30 2 8 10 1 10 4 1 8 4 35 2 14 11 1 13 9 1 12 5 40 3 3 0 1 17 1 1 15 4 45 3 12 2 2 3 3 1 19 S 60 4 5 6 2 15 1 2 S 2 Mr Thomas Jones Phillips, Agent. to the Universal, solicits attention to the above specimen of rates for England. They are as low as is consistent with perfect security, and shew the advantages offered to the public fcy this Society, which further secures the interest of the assured, by returning to them three-fourths of the profits. The Directors of this Society have caused investigation to he made with great care into all the Institutions for Life Insurances existing in the country, and they trust they have been fortunate in selecting from each what as a whole will place their Establishment on the most secure, judicious, and satisfactory footing, both to the Proprietors and to the assured. A branch of the Universal has been formed in the etropolis of India, and agents, Messrs. Bagshaw and Co., appointed, so as to afford reciprocal advantages to both Establishments. pp.0' further information, apply to Mr Thomas Jones 1 'ps, Solicitor Newport. Monmouthshire. Æ To Emigrants and Shippers- The undersigned despatches Goods and Passengers ON THE MOST REASONABLE TERMS TO ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD. U rg HEW YURIK and other Ports in the United States three times monthly. TO THE BRITISH SETTLEMENTS IN NORTH AMERICA every fortnight duriiigthe season. TO THE EAST AND W EST INDIAS about every ten days. TO THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, Van Dieman's Land, and New South Wales, about every six weeks, &c. &c. Emigrants and Shippers may rely on the vessels em- ployed being of the best description and fitted with every convenience conducive to comfort and safety. And as he aims at obtaining the good opinion and favourable report o every individual who employs him, he earnestly entreats Emigrants not to leave their homes until thev have se- cured their passages and received notice appointing a time or their arrival in Liverpool, as by this means their tickets of admission will be entrusted to careful attendants who will conduct them to their vessels and protect them from tliC impositions of those worthless characters who are in wait- .ng-.overylandiogplace to entrap and deceive strangers. When the attendant, with the tickets of admission, are not in waiting, the Emigrants are recommended to hire a Car to bring the ..selves and their luggage direct to the office, and above all to avoid taking advice or assistance from Strangers, otherwise in all probability they wi.1 be deceived and plundered. In aiming at obtaining a continuance of the preference "hich he lias so long enjoyed, and of preserving his Emi- gration business on the most respectable and satisfactory footing, the undersigned, while he urges compliance w;th the above recommendation, craves reference to the followc ing Testimonials, selected almost at random from several hundreds in his possession. TESTIMONIALS. ..cFr0mvv°Vn Ben,,e;t>. V"«> for south Wiltshire. Sir,—Wishing to sena to Van Dieman's anrl smne families I ay) lied to Lord Hoivick ot liit Colmiial Office, win, ,eferred ..Ie to yotl, i's tire pei-soii nioat iikeiy to triinsact the business on tlit most reasonable leims lId in a satisfactory manner To E iwnrd Walkinshaw, Fsq. Y manner- From Mi >srs Chalmers ;«n:l Guthrie, London. Mr Hay (under Secretary for tl>e Colonies) anrl Mr Secre tary Elliot speak in the terms of the integrity, industry arran^raent-, an,) intelligence of Mr Walkinshaw, From Thos. Fred. Elliot, Secretary to His Majesty's Com- »;ii<io!ie!8 for Ei11i¡¿TafloH. "Sir,—I shall Itehapjiy to I)e;ir tetilnot)Y to te ease and pre- cision with which all business between you and the Emigration Commission ha- bt en transacted; alld also as to i lie service which you have been in seconding the wishes of Government in piorooting Emijiration to the Australian Colonies." To Edward Walkinshaw, Esq. From Lord Howick, son of Earl Grey, and lately one of the Secretaries of Stale for the Colonial Department. 16, Whitehall P ace, 1st Sept. 1834. "Sir,—I have no hesitation in saying that during Ihe lime I have been in the Colonial Of lice I have formed the most favour- able opinion of the manner in which your busine-s as a ship- owner, undertaking the conveyance of Emi^r tnts has been conducted. At the time I was brought into communication with YOII, I Wils actively ex^.iged in an endeavour to afford facilities which did not then exisi, !o emigrants of the labouring classes desin.us of proceeding to the Austr ilian Color ie?, and I certainly conceived that the accompli* merit of this object was mainly o" ing to jour active and able co-operation. To E. Walkinsli iw, Esq From Thomas Wright, Esq. Dublin II Sir,—Allow me to return my personal thanks for the very great attention you have paid to mk h a novice in the transport wrvice as I am, Hud to congratulate > ou on my total ignorance of you, which in luced me to inquire so much af-er your charac- ter and ability, as to get the most flattering testi in on ia Is of you in every respect, and from every quarter,from the Government downward*. "To E. Walkimhaw. E_q." From the Rev. William Williams, late of Chepstow, Pafsenger fi per Henry Lee, to New York. Ir>—Mysell and party will have great pleavire in our in tercouise with the settle.?, and in writing heme to our friends to bear testimony to the excellent quality anil arrangements ol yo r -*hips,I,tld to the great icitvlnts* and at ten ion we haveex perienced at your hands. Also that in point of economy and fi "i tl.ea'eni • Emi^i am s trom every part of the-k ingdoui will ,1U"T 'heir interest and comfit, lo make their arrange- a with your long-eat blishedand respectable house. To Mr Walkinshaw.» A pply, post paid, to EDWARD WALKINSHAW, Lethcrland Alley, Pool Lane, Liverpool. A,j no letter will be opened unless the postage has been D m'grants are recon.mended to form themselves into >es in order that one letter may answer for many. paid Wl^ 1)6 reserve(t till the Passage .Honey has been **ake th l° Pre,lent dieappointments are recommended to flWke their engllgements at least a fortnii/ht before they sail. -nTn!.W- FALLIN'G ()P COAL I N'I-%ES.-Wfiei) a piece cackli ° coa' 18 a>'out to fall, it makes a low a stickn"l10l>e^S'1'<et^e S16"1'6 »oise of breaking1 are o-Pn £ ) P'eces °f c a!, called the forerunners, hears th^ ^car<l to fall. The person who first cries out their ears are very quick) perfectly stii|me(i,ate y' ^isten," and every thing- is draw to a olacn 003 con,lnue8, they with- *lip sets in which Secur,ly- Sometimes a face or ^gadiiat 'on "iT101 alWay8 be This notice} and accidents mo"Tor.ro"lW1a?OW,tl WUh°Ut W°m8AanCe than from anythTn" I kno *»/»«, the Committee on Accident* in MinZ ™"
GLEA-NINGS. 40- THE WINTER ROBIX. A suppliant to your window comes, Who trusts your faith and fears no gtille He claims admittance for your crumb, And reads his passport in your smile. For cold and cheerless is the day, And he has sought the hedges lound No berry hangs upon the spray, Nor worm, nor ant-egg, can be found. Secure his suit will be preferred, No fears his slender feet detcr; For sacred is the household bird Which wears the scarlet stomacher. C. SMITH. CANWYLL Y CVRPII.-In a wild and retired district in North Wales, that namely, which extends from Dolgelly, westward, to Barmouth and Towyn, where there is certainly as much superstition as in any other district of the same extent, and where there are many individuals who lay claim to the title and capabilities of seers, the following occurrence took place, to the great astonishment ot the mountaineers. We can vouch for the truth of the statement, as many members of our own teulu, or clan, w'ere witnesses of the lact. On a dark evening, a few winters ago, some persons, with whom we are well acquainted, were returning to Barmouth, on the south or opposite side of the river. As they approached the ferry-house, at Pen- thryn, which is directly opposite Barmouth, they ob- served a light near the house, which they conjectured to be produced by a bonfire, and greatly puzzled they were to discover the reason why it should have been lighted. As they came near, however, it vanished, and when they enquired at the house respecting it, they were surprised to learn that not only had the people there displayed no light, but they had not even seen One nor could they perceive any signs of it on the sands. On reaching Barmouth, the circumstance was mentioned, and the fact corroborated by some of the people there, who had also plainly and distinctly seen the light. It was settled, therefore, by some of the old fishermen, that tiiis was a "death token," and sure enough, the man who kept the ferry at that time was drowned at high water, a few nights afterwards, on the very spot where the light was seen. He was landing from the boat, when he fell into the water, and so perished.—The same winter the Barmouth people, as well as the inhabitants of the opposite banks, were struck by the appearance of a number of small lights, which were seen dancing in the air, at a place called Borthwyn, about half a mile from the town. A great number of people came out to see these lights, and, after a while, they all but one dis- appeared, and this one proceeded slowly towards the water's edge, to a little bay where some boats were re- moved. The men in a sloop which was anchored near the spot, saw the light advancing—they saw it also hover, for a few seconds over one particular boat, and then totally disappear. Two or three days afterwards, the man to whom this particular boat belonged, was drowned in the river, while he was sailing about Bar- mouth harbour, in that very boat. We have narrated these facts just as they have occurred; we must leave the solution of the mystery to the ingenuity of our readers.- fvestra instep Review, .No. 34. THE LAW.—" I remember," says Mr Fox, in his Lecture on Legal Morality, "an instance which took place in a parish in Wales. The churchwarden seeing a carpenter at work in the Church, told him to drive a peg into a certain pillar that he mignt hang his'hat on it when he came to Church. The next church- warden brought him for this before the Spiritual Court. The first decision was against him, and it was carried from that Court to another, and from that to another; it produced a litigation of many years' duration and at length a decision was obtained— that the churchwarden was at liberty to drive a nail into the pillar, and to hang his hat upon it; and that an apology should be made to him for the vexation to -trties we,-e ad- which he had been subjected. Thepartiesweread- judged to pay their own costs, and those costs amounted to upwards of t700. THE FOUNDER OF THE FOLEY FAMILY.—The most extraordinary and the best attested instance of enthu- siasm, existing in conjunction with perseverance, is related of the founder of the Foley family. This man, who was a fiddler, living near Stourbridge, was often witness of the immense labour and loss ot time caused bv dividing the rods of iron, necessary in the process of making nails. The discovery of the process called splitting, in works called splitting-mills, was first made in Sweden, and the consequences of this advance in art were most disastrous to the manufac- turers of iron about Stourbridge. Foley, the fiddler, was shortly missed from his accustomed rounds, and was not seen again for many years. He had mentally resolved to ascertain by what means the process of splitting of bars of iron was accomplished and, without communicating his intention to a single human being, he proceeded to Hull, and thence, with- out funds, he worked his passage to the Swedish iron port. Arrived in Sweden, he begged and fiddled his way to the iron-foundries, where, after a long time, he became a universal favourite with the workmen; and, from the apparent entire absence of intelligence or any thing like ultimate object, he was received into the works, to every part of which he had access. He took the advantage thus offered, and having- stored his memory with observations and all the combina- tions, he disappeared from amongst his kind friends as he had appeared, no one knew whence or whit )er. On his return to England he communicated his voy- age and its results to Mr Knight and another person m the neighbourhood, with whom he was associated, and by whom the necessary buildings were erected, and machinery provided. When at length every thing was prepared, it was found that the machinery would not act; at all events it did not answer the sole end of its erection, it would not split the bars of iron. Foley disappeared again, and it was concluded that Siiame and mortification at his failure had driven away for ever. Not so again, though somewhat more speedily, he found his way to the Swedish iron-works, where he was received most joyfully, and to make sure of their fiddler, he was lodged in the splitting- mill itself. Here was the very aim and end ol his hie attained beyond his utmost hope. He examined the woks, and very soon discovered the cause of his failure. He now made drawings, or rude tracings; and having abided an ample time to verify his ob- servations, and to impress them clearly and vividly on his mind, he made his way to the port, and once more returned to England. This time he was com- pletely successful, and by the results of his experience enriched himself and greatly benefitted his country- men. This I hold to be most extraordinary instance of credible devotion in modern times. Letters, Con- versations, and Recollections of S. T. Coleridge, Esq. AN ENGLISH SAILORS STRIKE."—The comman- der of the General Ernouf (French sloop of war) bailed the Renard sloop, Captain Coghlan, in English, to strike. "Strike!" replied Coghlan, "th,,t I will, and very hard He struck so hard, that in 35 minutes his shot set the enemy on fire, and in 10 minntes more she blew up. True to the school in which he had been taught, Captain Coghlan now displayed equal energy in endeavouring to rescue the vanquished enemy, and by great exertions, 55, out of a crew of 100, were ultimately saved,—James's Naval History. FIGHT BETWEEN A BEAR A\D A P ASTHER.- The following graphic sketch is from the Forget- me-Not -A large bear having scented out the lair of a panther, came upon it in the absence of the old one, and destroyed her young. Bruin very well knew that for this invasion of a private dwell- ing, and the murderous deed committed therein, he should be compelled to fight. The panther would soon return and be upon his track; and as well might an Alderman think of waddling away from an antelope as a clumsy bear from such a feline pursuer as this. The aggressor, therefore, lost no time by a futile attempt at retreat; but like a skilful general forthwith set about securing the most advantageous position for a battle. And this he selected with the skill of a French martinet Crossing a deep ravine from the direction of the panther's lair, Bruin took a deliberate survey of the ground, and at length perched himself high on the opposite bank beneath a shelving rock, and so completely covered in his position that he could only be attacked in front. There he raised him- selt upon his haunches, and calmly awaited the onset. It was not lon^ before the screams of the bereaved panther were" heard, and she presently made her appearance upon the opposite bank of the ravine. Her eyes glared upon Bruin, who, nothing daunted, looked fiercely on her. Although maddened with rage, the panther sprang with un- erring precision upon the bear, but was received by a blow from one of his tremendous paws, which knocked her back into the valley; Bruin still keeping his position, though with the loss of an eye. The panther rallied; selected anew starting,. point, and bristling fiercely, sprang again, and was received in the same undaunted manner. The attack and defence, with wild screams and surly growls, were continued for some time, until at length the panther succeeded in planting her talons so deeply in the body of the bear as to prevent another separation until the contest should be decided. The hug was mutually desperate, and the conflict terrible. The blood streamed from each, and the jaw of the one was in the mouth of the other while their claws were fearfully lacerat- ing the sides of both. At length the bear lost hill balance, and the combatant rolled over each other into the bed of the ravine, when the contest was continued for an hour. When all became still the hunter found both monsters lying in what was literally a deadly embrace." LNPLF.A-ANR REPARTEE—A man seating him- self between two tradesmen, said, "Here is a man with a tailor each side of him." One of the tradesmen replied—"We are beginners, and can oil] V afford one goose between us." A PHILOSOPHICAL Bt LL.—In a frigate in which the author had served, this fact (that if a ship spring a leak under fiei- bottoin, although the water should increase upon the pumps at first, yet after it has arisen to a certain heignt above the leaks, the pumps will then be able to prevent its rising higher) was somewhat paradoxically defined by a lieutenant of the ship, a native of the Sister Isle. The ship during a heavy g!llc of wind struck upon a dangerous shoal; six feet of water was soon in the frigate's hold: and upon the captain's expressing his apprehension that the people at the pump could not possibly keep the ship free the Milesian lieutenant replied, Don't be unaisy, Sir the more that comes in the less there'll be!" This Hibeniiruiistn produced a laugh though it was no laughing matter. Still, upon further inquiry, Pat's theory, bordering as it was upon the bull, was nevertheless discovered to be founded upon philos- ophical pi,illt,iple,.s.-Ccipt. Glassock's Naval Manual.
THE WOMEN OF INJDIA.
THE WOMEN OF INJDIA. (From the Astatic Journal.) In spite of the disadvantages attendant upon the colour of the skin, perhaps no part of the world can present more perfect specimens of feminine beauty than are to be lound in Hindostan. Travellers are struck with admiration at the appearance of many of the women, filling their water-pots at the ghauts and wells, or going about Che towns and villages in the pursuit of their daily avocations. Their fine erect forms, set off by the graceful drapery, wound in so picturesque a manner around them, are highly attrac- tive, eyen when thp veil casts itssbroud over the face, leaving half an eye to do its worst of witchery." The custom of carrying light burdens upon the head from childhood, gives great breadth to the chest- uprightness to the figure, and freedom to the move, ments; and the unfrequent use of shoes, or the sub-* stitution of an easy slipper for the tight ligatures worn in Europe, imparts a beauty which few, save Oriental females possess—that of a perfect foot. L'iiough seldom much below the middle height, and occasionally tall, all the native females are delicately framed their hands and feet are exquisite, and the lat- ter, when not encumbered by ornaments,resemble those carved by thechisel of a Grecian sculptor. The beauty of feature, though not quite, is almost as common as that of figure; all have the splendid, dark, gazelle- like eyes, which form the characteristic mark of Orientals. Not even the enthusiasm of poetical fer- vour can go beyond the truth in the description of .those liquid, loving, melting eyes In the whole population, the general expression is softness; except- ing when inflamed by rage, very few are fierce, and there is an indescribable charm, a fascination, about their eyes, which in many instances is quite irresisti- ble, and, with the exception of a few obstinately prejudiced persons, has the effect of interesting a stranger very strongly in favour of the people pos- sessing them. The form of the face is usually very fine, boasting that beautiful curve, from the ear to the chin, which is always given to statues. Strangers in In lia have few opportunities of judging of the beauty of the women, except from specimens found amongst the lower orders. Some idea of the great superiority of the higher ranks may be formed by the appearance of the sepoys, a very handsome class of men, who are said to derive much of their personal attractions from their mothers. Many of the nautch girls are lovely creatures; and, though personal beauty is not considered essential to their profession, when superadded to other accomplishments it Is of course highly prized, and some romantic stories are told of the extraordinary attachments inspired by females of this class in the breasts both of native and European admirers. Tile complexion of Indian women varies from a pale yellow to a very dark bronze, the intermediate shades being numerous fairness is considered a great advantage by the natives themselves, but has not the same attraction to European eyes, for it is almost always of a sallow and somewhat unearthly hue, far less agreeable than the warm browns, which are the prevailing tints. Natives are exceedingly anxious to be thought fair, and those whose skins nearly approach to black will not wear anything which might tend to make them look darker. Servants have been known to object to livery turbans on this account, and. in taking their portraits it is always necessary to give the sitter the advantage of a complexion a few shades lighter than the real. Sometimes, though rarely, skins may be seen of a clear olive tint, not darker than those of many Italians; but fairness is generally so totally without the transparency which Europeans have been accustomed to admire, that it cannot be at all pleasing to the eye, The Indian ladies endeavour to heighten their beauty by the aid of art, but not always with effect, some being so injudicious as to blacken their teeth. Naturally, the teeth of the natives of India are very beautiful, and the rows of even pearls revealed by the parting lips contrast finely with the dark hue of the skin. This charm is of course utterlv destroyed by a process which is erroneously supposed to make the face appear fairer, but which seems quite as barba- A0 ^uropcan eyes as the custom of tattooing. .'<s dye is a preparation of antimony, called missce, and it is sometimes applied to the lips as well as the teetii. Tuis sort of paint is also used to darken the eyebrows, and to improve the arch, which is as popular in the East as in the western world a small portion sometimes appears beneath the eyelid, and, when skilfully put on, may be said to aid the dark latiguisil of the orb. Rouge is not much in request amongst the Indian ladies; for, the cheeks never assuming any tint akin to the hue of the rose, it would seem out of place; nevertheless, it is occasionally employed, and a red dye produced from mhendee is much in request for beautifying the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. Ihough tight lacing is altogether unknown, the Indian ladies are not destitute of some support for ne bust; a simple kind of corset, called the ungeeah, ^'ie substitute ftJr the stays worn in England short ightjsleeves are attached to this bodice, which is 'istencd a*- back. No woman, however low in station, who prizes the symmetry of her figure, will iscard this essential port on of her apparel, those by w oni it is rejected speedily becoming shapeless and almost disgusting in their appearance. Wealthy persons have the ungeeah made of silver tissue, or at the least profusely embroidered with silver, and richly sp-tngled. The Mussulmaunee women wear a short vest over it, called a coortee, usually made of some ransparent material, edged with beautiful embroidery in silver or gold. This falls below the top of the pyjairiahs, or trousers, which are fastened over the It lps; there is, therefore, a portion of the body, between the waist and the bosom, which the coortee covers, but does not concea!. The pyjamahs are are usually so exceedingly wide as to look like a petticoat; they are made of rich brocades, and are embroidered at the bottom. The veil, of a transpa- rent silver gauze, richly bordered, completes a cos- tume which is very becoming in itself, and set off by a profusion of jewels worn upon the neck and arms, the head and the feet. The ground work of the bor- c ering of the ladies' dresses in India is sometimes of seed-pcnrls, a gem which enters profusely into their needlework, being also frequently employed as an edging of the gold and silver flowers introduced in rich patterns round tiie liems oftlic drapery: pyjamahs, made of the finest Cashmere shawl, are thus embroi- dered at the feet, and a whole dress of this descrip- tion has been valued in England at £400. The slippers are equally rich, being frequently of gold tissue, worked with pearls; these are only worn in crossing the court-yards and gardens of the zenana they somewhat resemble the shoes in fashion some centuries ago in Europe, the points being always curled over the front, and frequently rising very high. It will be seen by this account of the toilet, that the Indian ladies neglect nothing which may increase the effect of their charms; those charms, however, generally speaking, are of very short duration. A woman is gptting old at five-and-twentv, and at forty too often becomes a perfect hag. That exquisite roundness of limb, which is a general characteristic a beauty rare in other countries, but common through- out India, where no rawboned, clumsy, angular wo- men are to be seen-is lost either in a skeleton-like meagreness or in an incumbrance of fat. It would be difficult to imagine anything more hideous than a very old woman in any part of Hindostan. Some of the men, together with a venerable appearance, preserve the remains of former good looks but the women are altogether frightful -impersoiiat ions of witches of the most withered and revolting description. A few, however, notwithstanding the loss of every outward attraction, retain a strong influence over the mind 5 of the other sex. It is said by some persons, but with what truth the writer is unable to judge, that the Hindoos, being by nature less sensitive and more apathetic than the fervid disciples of Mohammed, are not so feelingly alive to the decay of feminine charms. Indian women, perhaps, owe the greater portion of the power they .have been known to possess of in- spiring strong and lasting attachments, both in natives '0'1! and Europeans, to their untiring and obsequious attendance upon their lords and masters. Ihey wil- lingly pay those attentions which women in many other countries expect to receive, rendering them- selves slaves to the comfort of the husband or the lover. They will cook for him, wait upon him, soothe him under irritation or fatigue, by that gentle process of shampooing, in whicu Indian women are such adepts, fan him while he is sleeping, and, in short, render themselves essential to every idle habit in which he may delight to indulge. Others there are, it is true, who seem to owe their influence to ex- actly opposite means; but, in all probability, theirs is not quite so lasting.
ARRIVAL OF THE NORFOLK BERWICK"…
ARRIVAL OF THE NORFOLK BERWICK" WHALE SIlIP. o (From the Berwick Warder.) It is with much gratification we are at length enabled to announce the arrival at this port of the Berwick whale ship Norfolk, Captain Harrison, one of the vessels beset in the ice in Davis's Straits.' The Norfolk got clear of the ice on the 13th of November, and continued to drift southward, followed by the Grenville Bay ,and Lady Jane (Newcastle vessels), which made their escape three days afterwards. On the 20th saw the land, distant about 40 miles, in lat. 61. The Abram was seen last on the 2Sth bear- ing to the north-eastward, lat. about 68. The pre- vailing winds being easterly, they continued to drift southward, and set shoreward, and on the 8th of December they were in the mouth of Hudson's Bav Resolution Island bearing east 15 or 20 miles. They were then carried by the current to Green Island and proceeded a considerable way in Ungava Bav •'but very fortunately, a current swept them along the land and round Button's Island, aud carried them entirely out of I Itulson's Straits, where they were apprehen- sive at one time they would have to winter. There were frequent partial openings in the park of ice, and the ships took advantage to proceed eastwanl, and heavy swells aided their escape; but the vessels received some heavy blows from the ice. This was in lat. 58. 50, and distant from the Labrador coast 30 miles. Several whales were seen in about lat. 61.30, and though the attempt was made to take them it was unsuccessful, owing to the ice and heavy gales. WHALE FISHERY. With some exceptions, very little money has been made by whaling during the last six or seven years, nor is the trade prosecuted to any thing like the former extent. During the year, 200 vessels visited tne^ north; but the whaling fleet of last year has been reduced to 70 sail, and is likely to dwindle still more unless the profits of the trade increase. The crew of an ordinary whaler con- sists of 40 men and upwaids, and a voyage from and to this country, with the time spent in fishing, aver- ages as near as may be six months, The provisioning of so many hands for half-a-year costs from XGOO to £700, and the wages of the men, apart altogether from the perquisites, in prosperous seasons, equals or exceeds the sum named. The captain receives some- where about £60, in name of wages, dfrlO for every tun of oil that is made, and three times that sum for the same quantity of whalebone secured, cleaned, and brought home. Tne principle of prize money is acted on in the whale fishery, and even common sailors have a bounty of Is. 6d. upon every tun of oil, and when it amounts to 200 receives ^12 10s., in addition to the 30s. per month, which is agreed for, and partially ad- vanced to their families at home.whatever turn the anticipated profits of the owners may take, The in- ferior officers also share in the good luek of the ship in proportions varying according to the rank they hold while the harpooners, upon whom so much depends, are paid either in kind, or its representative, money. Seven shillings per tun of oil is the common allow- ance, apart from 10s. for every flsii they strike "fast w in^o and when the vessel is prosperous a harpoon- er's is the second best birth he receives an advance ce of seven guineas, and in all cases where the ship returns clean, his employer either loses the advance, or must trust for repayment to "the next voyage," In 1830, when no fewer than twenty vessels were squeezed to atoms amid the collision of thick-ribbed ice, oil rose to e(JO a tun, but the advance was so temporary that the same arti Ie can now be purchased at about a third of the money, reckoning by the old tun. The insurance charge for whalers, is from £7 to XS Ss. per cent. and unless the vessel is entirely lost, nothing is paid, an expense, which from its extent—says X 4-00 to CSOO a single voyage—induces many to run all risks. The crews of the whalers are paid off from the time their respective cargoes are disharged; an arrangement that leads to littlo hard- ship, seeing that those who run such great risks in catching big fish far away, are equally dexterous in the art of catching small ones nearer home. THE EXPEDITION FOlt TilE HELIEF OF THE CREWS OF THE ICE-BOUND WHALE SHIPS.—(Further Particulars.)—The following is an extract of a letter dated Hull, January 5tn, 1836:—"Perhaps you wish to hear something of the movements of the Cove, pro- ceeding from this place to the relief of the poor fellows ice-bound in Davis's Straits. On the 30th ult. she warped out of the western dock into the Roads, where she was speedily taken alongside the Messenger (steamer), that arrived about the same time with stores. I never beheld a more animating and affecting sight in my life than was witnessed as the Cove was passing out to the Roads. Tiie (litreretit piers were crowded by thousands, who cheered most heartily, and gave every other testimony of their good wishes and old Englillh feeling, I must not forget to mention that in every place of Divine worship here (without exception) prayers have been offered up for the pre- servation of the sailors shut up in the ice, and the success of those about to proceed to their rescue. In fact, one common deep feeling seems to pervade this populous town on the subject, highly honorable to the inhabitants as men and Christians, On the 4th instant the Cove (having received store, &c.) cast off from the Messenger, and dropped further down the Roads. This morning the Messenger towed the Core to Whitepool Roads, where site now lies at single anchor, ready for a start to-morrow (6th.) The officers of the Cove are—Capt. J. C. Ross, Lieutenants Crozier, Inman,aud Ommatmey mat(,s-lla(-I(-od, &(, sailing master, Humphreys; upon the whole 64 souls on board. From my heait I wish the brave fellows success in this most hazajdous and hard service, and so does every one, hign and low, at least in Hull. The exertions of the officers and men in fitting the Cove for sea have been worthy of the cause. I hear the rendezvous of the relief silips is Disco Island."
Anion the projects of the law which are to be presented to the French Chambers in the pre- sent session is that for four great iron railroads;- viz. from Paris to the sea, from Paris to Lille, from Paris to Orleans, and from Paris to Tours. It is thought that these projects will be followed by another, the purpose of which will be a modifica- tion of the Tariff of Customs as to foreign iron. SUBSCRIPTION FoR THE POLES.-The celebrated artist, Mr Wi Ilium Allan, hs offered his ;nterestinz picturO, represellsing- P,, Ii.,h E,i'es conducted by Bashkir Tartars on their way to Siberia, which exhibited in London with great success, for the purpose of having ail engravilig take(i from ir, the whole profits to be g'veB aid of the Polish fund. Mr and Mrs Sheridan get £ 5.000 a vear bv the death of Sir C. Grant. The remaining portion of his fortune is left awav from them during their life- time (in consequence of the elopement), but it is to go to their children. The King of the French has placed his name at the head of a subscription for raising a monument ;it Strasburg, to the memory 0f Guttembcrg, the in- ventor of printing. A lady, to whom her medical attendant had prescribed turtle oup, lately purchased a turtle in the Palais Royal. 'rL]e cook disovertil under the shell a magnificent diamond, which a jeweller values at 60,000 francs, It is supposed that the precious stone must have been intentionally concealed, although thera was no mark of an incision.—Paris Advertiser. Louis Floren, a l»d of sixteen, living in the town of Verviers, has just woven a pair of cotton trowsers, of small dimensions, but beautiful form, without a seam; the button holes were made in the loom, and even the mother-of-pearl buttons, pierced with four holes, were fastened on, while in the frame, without the assistance of a needle. The Enchantress has been shipwrecked within a short distance of her destination, Van Dieman's Land. All the crew were drowned, but the passengers and master escaped. She is said to have been a fine vessel, and rIchly laden. There were no convicts on board. A SEAMAN'S DEFIXIT'ON OF' A RADICAL.-Ia- Sunday morning, the Minister of a certain chapel at Portsmouth inquired of one of his audience, who had just returned from America, whether he had been comfortable since he left England, and whether he had pleasant shipmates? "Yes," he replied, "with the exception of one, who was a Radical." The Minister was surprised by this remark, f°rt.^c was quite sure the seaman knew nothing °f politics, having known him some years. He enquired of the sailor what was understood by a Radical on board ship. Why, a man that gets drunk, swears, kicks up a row, ridicules religion, and finds fault with every one but himself." —Hampshire Advertiser. Miss Johnson, oneofSir Joshua s nieces (afterwards Mrs Deane), was dining one day at her uncle's with Dr Johnson and a large party1 the conversation hap- pening to turn on music, Johnson spoke very contemp- tuously of that art, and added, that no man of talent, or whose mind was capable of better things, ever would or could devote his time and attention to so idle and frivolous a pursuit.' he young lady, who was very fond of music, whispered her next neighbour- hood—" I wonder what Dr Johnson thinks of King David." Johnson overheard her, and with great good humour and coinplaccncy, s:llc* -Madam, I thank you; I stand rebuked before you and promise that, on one subject at least, you shall never hear me talk nonsense agajn."—Johnsomana, An infant was last week suffocated at Chi- chester in the following extraordinary mariner :— The mother, on putting it to bed, covered its face with a silk handkerchief, of which the child in its, sleep sucked into its mouth sufficient to cause suffocation,
fROM TH3 LONOOW GAZETTES.
fROM TH3 LONOOW GAZETTES. London, Friday, Juniary 8, 1836. BANKRUPTS. P. Walker Quickset Kovr, New Road, builder. W. Buck, Hammersmith, victualler J Moser, Oxford Street, cabinet maker. A. Ashworth, Haslingden, Lancashire, woollen manu- facturer. London, Tuesday, January 12. Commission signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets. Queen's Own Regiment of Tower Hamlets Militia- John Sidney Doyle, Hsq., to he Lieutenant-Colonel, vice Hawker, deceased, Jauuary S Commission signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County ""alatine of Chester. The King's Regiment of Cheshire Yeomanry Cavalry —Captain Lord De Tabley to he Lieutenant-Colonel, vice Wilbraham Egerton, promoted, January 1. 1? WKRITTS. Robert Drew, Hairi|mead Ioad, Middlesex currier. George Thomas Clonh, George Street, Great Surrey Street, Blackfriars. haker. George Hewitt. Brixton Road, North Hrixton Surrey, coach rlJSI pr. Beriah Brook. SJuth Lambeth, Surrey, surgeon. Trytle Joel. Xeu-casile-u;.on-Tyne, dealer in watches. William Sm), th, Portsea, Southampton, coachmaster. Louis Julius Claudius Clayctte, Manchester, commis- sion agent. Will am Godwin, Ouliin^ham, Dorsetshire, timber ihercbant. John Reeves, West Broinwich, Sraffordshire, coach smith. Henry Peirce, Birmingham, victijaller.
THE REVENUE-GROSS FRAUD. A reference elsewhere will show, by the tabular returns for the last quarter, that there has been a decrease in the revenue of £613,000, as compared with the corresponding quarter of last year. This deficit, great as it is, would have been infi- nitely more but for a trick practised by ministers amounting to a fraud: and one unheard of in the annals of British Government. Every one conversant with public offices knows, that the .5th of January is the quarter day, on or before which the public servants were always hereto- fore in the habit of being paid their salaries. Will it be believed, that on the present occasion this mean and palty and sinking government, with a view of suppressing a fact, and promulgating a false- hood, have actually witheld payment from the persons holding public situations untit these returns had been made out; thus running the quarter's salaries of all clerks, &c. into the current quarter; and making the whole collection appear as received—omitting the de- ductions. We have not time or space just now to analyze this. In will be sufficient, in proof of our assertion to state, that in one public department, and certainly not one of the least important, the Post-office, not a single clerk has received his salary, due the' 5th— every penny of which has one to swell the revenue in favour of ministers and the same thing has oc- curred throughout the kingdom. If this be not a falsification of a record and a fraud upon the public, we should like to know what is7 Dublin Evening Mail.
We are enabled to stale that, after much soli- citation, the Duke of Leinster has been prevailed upon to propose the Address in the Lords; and we greatly regret that lie has suffered the easiness of bis temper to be played upon at the expense of his common sense. His Grace, however mistaken he may be in his political views, is, we believe, a sincere lover of Ireland, and in proportion a thorough hater of Mr O'Cotinell and his measures. He has held aloof from the demagogue and his party hitherto. Does he not, by aiding a Government whose tenure of place depends solely on this person's will, identify himself with the direst foe of his country ?-Dublin Evening Mail. We are informed by a respectable correspon- dent.that the resignation of Colonel- Evans as the representative for Westminster, is now bevond a doubt, and we are glad to find the Conservatives on the afert. Sir Thomas Cochrane arrived in town on Saturday evening, and during Monday and Tuesday waited on most of his supporters in the last election, who expressed their determination of returning him at the next vacancy, feeling confident from their exer- tions since the last election that they shall be able to secure a majority. We have been informed that it was settled on Monday at the Cabinet Council, that Mr Bickers- teth was to be the new Lord Chancellor, but that the legal and the political functions should be separated. We givo this statement as it has reached us without vouching for its authenticity. It is quite dear that unanimity on the subject of this appointment has not picvailcd in the Cabinct.-Morning Post. \T-^N *NYEUF-ST'NO CRISIS.—The Visoounless ilton, relict 0f tho jate Viscount Milton, was on Monday delivered of a daughter at the house of her tattler, t ie Karl of Liverpool. The next sou of the Earl Fitzwilliain thus becomes entitled to the titles and estates of the present Earl 011 the death of his father. He has not yet arrived at full age. On Monday night died. at the advanced age of 90, Mrs Copley, the mother of Lord Lyndhurst. This estimable lady, besides the proud gratification of witnessing the well-earned honours of her eminent son, had the pleasure of enjoying his society through- out her long life, having, we believe, never lived apart from him. To a man of his Lordship's bene- volent and affectionate disposition the loss of his maternal friend will be a heavy one. It is their first separation. On Wednesday last, between Iwelve and one o'clock, as the Hon. Colin Lindsay, youngest son of the Earl of Halearras, was riding on his way from Wigan to Haigh Hall, the family residence, a villain on horseback passed him, and shortly after turned back and rode up to him, cut the reins of his horse, and set it off at full gallop. He then made for Wigan. The horse on which the lion. Mr Lindsay was riding proceeded, at a fearful rapidity, about a mile on the road, when he was stopped at the toll-bar, the rider having, fortunately, escaped unhurt. A reward is offered for the apprehension of the villaiii.-Bolton Chronicle. The Earl a::d Countess of Guilford, at Wal- dershare Park, provided the annual Christmas dinner to the children belonging to the National Schools. Tnere were 97 boys and 83 girls regaled with a sub- stantial repast of roast and boiled beef, and plum puddings. During Christmas week two fine oxen were killed, and distributed among the poorer families at Waldershare, Evthorne, and the adjoining parishes. On New Year's Day forty gallons of beer were given away among the parishioner j of Walder- share. In several quarters of Paris, and particularly in that of St. Eustache, a novel mode of swindling Ins been set on foot. An oyster-woman makes her appearance at the shop of a milliner or bonnet-maker, and uiakes purchases to the amount of 15 or 20 francs; she pretends then to have forgotten her purse, but states that she is the oyster-woman at the corner of the street, and will leave her tub of oysters under the counter until she can go and get the amount of the bill. She departs, and does not return, while the shopkeeper examines the tub of oysters, intending to open and eat them in all their freshness, but has the benefit of finding it to contain nothing but empty shells.—Gazette des Tribunaux. STEAM v. HOUSES.—IT hils been s;lid that in Great Britain there arc above 1,000,000 horses en- gaged in various ways in the transport of passengers and goods, and that to support each hors.) requires as much land as would, upon an average, support eight men. If this quantity of animal power were displaced by steam-engines, and the means of trans- port drawn from the bowels of the earth, instead of being raised upon its surface, then, supposing the above calculation correct, as much land would become available for the support of human beings as would suffice for an additional population of 8,000,000; or, what amounts to the same, would increase the means of support of the present population by about one-third of the present available means. The land which now supports horses would then support men, or produce corn for food.-Lardner's Steam Engine. A dancer at the Grand Theatre, named Bourrachon, dining out last week with another actor and the chief mechanist of the theatre, proposed to his companions to go to a shooting gallery, and prac- tise pistol firing. M. Bourrachon made a bet that he would hit the bull's eye the ifrst shot. He primcd and loaded his pistol, aud crying out There's the bull's eye put the weapon in his mouth, pulled the trigger, and shot himself dead.-Censeur de Lyons. A most extraordinary case ofpresnmed felony has this week occurred at Gosport, at the instance of Lady Elizabeth Dickens, who, hy her deposition, has induced Captain Purvis, R.N. and Colonel Hngoniu to issue a warrant against Mrs Bromley, the confidential servant oftheDowager Marchioness of Northampton, for stealing various articles of linen, books, &c. from the Marchioness, who is Lady Elizabeih'6 mother. The warrant was ac- cordingly served on Mrs Bromley, at Ashby Castle, and though the Marchioness (old the constable, and through him sent a letter to the committing- Magis- trates, stating that she had lost nothing, and had no charge to make against her servant, still Mrs Bromley was committed to Gosport Bridewell, as Lady Elizabeth had also deposed that some of the articles found in Mrs Bromley's sister's house, at Gosport, were her property. A further hearing of this remarkable case will lake place on Tuesday next.—Hampshire! alegraph.
:-rJo.':I2I TEST INTELLIGENCE.
:-r Jo.I2I TEST INTELLIGENCE. — LONDON, THURSDAY EVENING. The Paris papers of Monday have little news of interest. The Peers continue to sit in their judicial character, to investigate the charges against the remaining prisoners of April. The question has, however, been so frequently before the public, and in such a variety of forms, that very little interest is now excited by the proceedings, more especially as the public attention is principally directed to the discus- sions going on in the Chamber of Deputies 011 the address. In the proceedings of the latter Assembly the chief points of interest are to be found in the speeches of 1\L\1. Monfaville and Muratde Bord, the first of whom spoke strongly in favutir of the address; the other, M. de Bord, spoke as strongly against it; the chief point of his objection being the utter omission of auy reference to the affairs of Poland, or any com- ment on the conduct of the Emperor Nicholas towards that unfortunate country. The discus- sion it was anticipated would be a protracted > ne, but no doubts were entertained that the address would be ultimately adopted by a large majority. these Papers contain an account of a destruc- tive fire having broken out at Bordeaux on the Sth instant- Among the property consumed by the flames, or wasted in attempts to remove it to places of safety, are upwards of three thousand barrels bf wine of the first quality. It is esti- mated that property to the value of 700,000 francs has been destroyed. The prices of the Funds at the close of Monday's Market were as follow:- Five per Cents. 108f. 60c.; Three per Cents. 81 f. 15c. The intelligence received from Spain since our lat is not important. The accounts from Ma- drid, although of a day later date, add nothing to our statement of yesterday. The people were anxiously expecting a further and more definite erpose fi-otri M. Mendizabal of his future plans, but the Minister still persevered in wrapping himself up in the robe of mystery. The account* from the North continue to represent the Cai lists a» pressing the siege of Sau Sebastian vigorously. It is also state;i that a body of the Queen's troops, in a .ortie from Vittoria, had been attacked and repulsed by a band of Cai-lists.I,lt)ryting yews. Letters from Bayonne to the 6th and 7th instant, mention that on both those days a brisk cannonade had been heard in that town, proceeding from the direction of Sau Sebasiian, and the general opinion of the best informed at Bayonne was that the Cailists were rei)e%vi,ig the assault upon that fortress. The news from Lisbon is as interesting as the Royal marriage can make it. There is a Royal speech, too, by the way, jn addition. The first of these important events took place, with thecustomary ceremonies, at the Metropolitan Church of Lisbon, and was performed by proxy; Prince Ferdinand being represented by the Duke of Terceira. The affair passed off coldly. As the Prince had dealt with the matter by mere attorneyship," the people were as cool as his Royal Highness, and there were none there to cry "God bless him." Not a solitary viva was heard, not a dirty cap was elevated. A Lisbon mob are by no means an empty-headed people; the English residents, who were abroad on that day, must have been pleased with the decorum they manifested in keeping their heads covered. The speech of Her Majesty occurred on opening the Session of the present year. There is one part of it which is cheering—i. e. that in which Her Majesty promises all proper savings and retrenchments, and the exact fulfilment of all obligations in and out of the Kingdom. We know of no matter that could have been more grlttifying. Her Majesty winds up, as in duty bound, with an eloquent nuptial panegyric on the merits of her beloved and esteemed" consort —and an enthusiastic apostrophe to domestic bliss and National glory. We hope her Majesty will make them go together. We have advices from Lima to the 6th Sept. It appears that prior to the battle of Guanacloco the greater part of ihe troops of Gamarra went over to General Santa Cruz. The Bolivian forces had reached Herdinango, the capital of Aynenaho, one htitidre(i £ ,,es from Lima. It was understood that Peru would he united to Bolivia, and that the oimei would he divided into three and the latter into two slates, and form a federal republic, at the head of which Santa Cruz would be placed. We have just received advices from Maran- am to the 22d October. They furnish the full par- lculars of the seizure of the Clio, by tho Indians, at 'T^i-Ir" -°^ l'le massacre of her crew but they do not differ in detail from the accounts [ reviously re- ceived. It is added, however, that when the intelli- gence was made known to the Commander of the corvette, Racehorse, she immediately made prepara- tions to sail for Para, and he avowed his intention of forcing the blockade, and avenging this sanguinary deed. Their Hoval H icrhhe Duchess of Kent the Princess Victoria arrived at Kensington 'r'nCe yes'erday afternoon. The Russian Ambassador and the Turkish Minister transacted business yesterday at the office of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Mr Fyler and a deputation had an interview yesterday with the Chancellor of the Exchequer in DowlJing-strcpt respecting the railroad between Limerick and Waterford. i'he Earl of Eu^ton and Capt in Polly, Deputy Master of the Trinity-house, had interviews yester- day with Viscount Melbourne in Downing Street. The Cabinet iii.s,ers (Iiti(,d kvith the IlI'iirl of Miiito last evening at his residence in the Admiralty. I'he Governor of ihe Bank and tie Master- General of the Ordnance had interviews yesterday with the Chancellor of tile Exchequer.
LONDON MONRY JIARKET.
LONDON MONRY JIARKET. CLOSING PRICES OF BRITISH STOCKS—THURSUAY. Bank Stock 214 3 £ per cent. IteduccMi.. 100 INDIA.STOCK 253 |3I PER CENT NEW 99^ 3 PER CENT. CONSOLS PER CENT. 1826 — I CONSOLS FOR ACCOUNT ^'2I|LN.LIA BONDS 5 j per nenL. Reduced 9l4( Exchequer Bills 22 PRICES OF FOREIGN STOCKS. Brazilian Bonds 5 per ct 844j Greek Ang.Bds 5pr ct — Chilian, 5 per cent. VIex. Bonds, 6 per ct. 3S4 Colombian Uonds,6 pr ct 33} Portuguese B«ts. Sperct f>3i Danish Bonds, 3 per ct. 77J Portuguese Reg. Bond? 53I Dutch per cent. 54r Russian Bonds, operct 109^ Ditto/j percent lOS* Spanish 183't.i, 5 perct —, French Rentes 5 per ct. — Belgian Bonds. 5 pec 101
--' TO CORRESPONDENTS. .
TO CORRESPONDENTS. We have received several poetical contributions lately, all of which we have been obliged reluctantly to post- pone, in consequence of the previous abundance of such matter. We will make room for them as soon as possible. Many communications are unavoidably delayed. 1. G." is thanked. We do not know what he alludes to in the Postscript of his note.
Our Spanish news still offers but leDteJl fare" to those who cannot eat their breakfast in peace without. the news of a battle." Tl* winter, which must be keen among the spurs of lb* Pyrenees, has for the time nearly equally froso up loyalty and rebellion. However, winter summer are pretty much the same to the Heroes of the Isle of Dogs. Those gallant soldieff have certainly been most remarkably ill-used ty the climate of their new 4etiiie of glory. Wbeo they first landed, Liberation glowing in all their souls, they were met on! the beach by a shower of rain which it took them three months to dry out of their clothes—of course, movement with this deliberate risk of catching cold, was out of the question. At last came sunshine, the drum* beat, and every man was again glowing for glory—but the sunshine became so for'nidabl^ before they could" bring their muskets to' the shoulder," that they were con vinced, Grenadier and Light Infantry, Horse and Foot, that H intended nothing short of broiling them a)i.,e In this emergency, to move would be to plaJ rebellion against Providence. A requisition of parasols was attempted, but it succeeded only to the extent of furnishing the field officers a safe- guard to their complexions, and as the troOP. had enlisted to shoot, spoil, receive pay, and sing Sequiditlas, and not to be fried alive, they quieily dismissed the parade, and like wise campaigners, eatfli betook himself to the shade of his cool tavern, his canteen, and his eig2t At length, the sun grew tame, a breeze spruil" up, the soil was in marching order, and glory broke in again upon the warriors of the Isle of D o, S. They marched, and actually reached the foot of the hills, half a dozen miles or more from their quarters. There, however, some of the Garlist rifles gave them a lesson in shooti" £ at a 111.11 k, which exceedingly puzzled the arlllY' of Liberation, from General to Drummer. Vø- luckily, while the question of to be or not to be" was going its roundsof rank and file, winttt set in with such rigour and vigour, that to toucb a firelock under such a sky would hazard the sensibility of their fingers for a week to come- This was vexatious, but what heroism can 6gll against fate; it was moved, and carried tvitl)ollg a dissentient voice, that to fight where shot aOa snow were equally in their teeth, was a temptiog of fate, and as Chrisfinos were never inten for the rough work of war, they could dO nothing more consonant lo all sound actics ttlI to make their escape from the sharp.shoote* and take their OTffamif impregnable' post in The taverns again. In the meantime, the slart. whom they were to sweep from the face of th earth—the wretched and dastardly Carlis^' d beggarly enough to serve without pay, alla blockheads enough to face sun aud snow alike, are moving on the one hand through Catalog' and on the other are not unlikely to cut off thlr ..t retreat to the ports of Biscay. They havei 101 taken the strong fort of Guetaria, after a regtf' lar siege, have been besieging St. Sebastian open trenches, and will not, improbably, fill's the campaign before the gallant Liberator hior self has been able to explain to his Constituel, in Westminster.
We are still without any satisfactory genc. from our Russian Envoy, and we IJIIIf try to make what satisfaction wtt can out of history of Lord Durham's tours. These 1t1 certainly obtained one object; that of gifj, his Lordship a considerable insight into state of Russian Posting, and we have no tliitt, whatever may become of his dipIO"c1; he will be able to give some of our very amusing article upon the statistics of too Russian Roads. To speak more gravely, Vie regard the mission, the messenger, and b«s 60 duct as utterly, and alike degrading to 1 Diplomacy of England. First, there is 8 c°°, temptuous refusal to suffer the vessel whicb veyed this Cabinet Messenger, for he is notb' more, to proceed upon its way. The j liien transformed from a ship of war, the conveyance of au Ambassador of the of the Seas. into a packet-boat. Then, tbeo the virtual refusal to receive the AmbassadO, the proper place of reception for the age8' j first-rale power, the Court of the Capiw'» he is paraded about the Barbarian pursuit of the Czar, a spectacle of the siveness of England, and the superiority Emperor of all the-R;ussiitg." Thirdly" „ at last he overtakes tllis Emperor ia tions, he is not permitted to approach Majesty of the Russian Sovereignty, hut his advances through a tinseled represent*1' and like a vassal of the Grand Turk, homage to the great invisible master of Of knout through a Vizier. The choice 0f Cabinet messenger himself, is conttp^J' suited to the humiliation of the P1"0" tfl ings. We can have no conceivable hosn''j^|* Lord Durham in person, but we have n° P gf hie hesitation in saying that if the whole (,I age were to be searched for the most unfit rt. DC sentative of its dignity, character, ter"Per sO knowledge, we should be strangely ll to find his competitor. What evidence qttI Lordship ever given of possessing any tic quality of the four? What ia bi dip ,)OIA ji, experience > Nothing. made one t'Pbi' tion in the same quarter*" before, fro"1 England has simply gleaned the barren factø of his Lordship could be baffled by the 5 the Russian diplomacy, that he can npe,t ttl(f months rambling through Parks and |,i> Galleries, and that he can duly bring 0"" ( accounts for this national service to the p( of some thousands of pounds. The prt'P that Mission is to this moment a mystery he went is as much iu the womb of tne go* ble obscure" as what he effected. Why fit | now is at least supposed to be to PerS''f j Czar to rescind the treaty of Hoonkiar S I