Th e German Papers speak of Greece as The erati"g' day by day, into deeper beggary. l0t^natives indignant at the preference shown -Germans—the Germans disgusted with 1h knavery of the natives, and, among t. "1 a 1, the poor boy, whom the wisdom of the C|Ur°Pean Cabinets sent to govern this race of •Is*8'0 ^an(''lti>'s at bis wits' end. Yet, what th have been expected from sending him first a mere boy to meet the difficulties of fresh from the crudities of a Civil War, next, K crowd of Bavarians, notoriously ^onne^8 de nuit'" of all Germany,—itself the prejudiced, purblind, and conceited of all tOns. notwithstanding its eternal boast of :Qdlill philosophy, metaphysical Government, Mystical religion-the land of the School- e **er» and where nothing b«t the Schoolmaster —the whole amounting to a mass of con- ^rb"1' Greeks must be ten times the Hr,ans they are, not to despise. iMie result natural. The Government defied in 4* COrners of the country—Robbery goil'g with I Ibuch spirit as ever, where there is anything Of ||'° —Mainotes sweeping away the beeves fcUu'8 ^°'on'sts from the valleys—Klepts, with *nd dagger, startling the Bavarian bat- r IOns out of their first sleep-a general dissolu- 10n" 1 0j. tjthaw of the political courage of the men C'^ar a,l(^ ^,e ,neersc''aum, until Sultan jje ,lri°ud, cossacked as he is, begins to think f,X his claws on the Greek soil a^ain, 'eid his Boy King and his heavy barbarians, L te 80 many of their compatriot broom-girl)., to the laud of their ancestors. Of course, bas her share in all this combustion, Uj etween tl»e bribery, which no Greek since *bl Themistocles or before, was ever e ^0 withstand, and her intrigues with the Pulaee and the priesthood, she may raise a at what time and place she will. Her i» now raised against General Church, the British subject who has acquired any in- j: 'e'lce tn the sountry, and whp_, being an intel- •hn Personage, as well as a gallant soldier, An" pec,,liarly displeasing to the Autocrat. ab,0t'i€r loucb of the imperial finger is discover- lr> the appointment of Colocotroni, an old ari«»n of the oldest stamp, to the Council of beti ^,ate tl,«s more of such aopoiutments the r 'or the cause of confusion and the Czar. It 1 att Wokild, we presume, be hopeless to call the I enti(ill of Uø Cabinet to the dilapidated con- 1 vTreece and its tottering Monarchy j he an enlightened Cabinet, Greece would a<stiv ^'S m°meut, a natural object of the most hj high-minded policy. Nothing can that arer to any man of common sense than fl)u he battle for European snprcmary must be Nu and speedily fought too, in the Mediter- ^'ie 7ru,t-q are already undone. That hl Ion 's as fully decided as if we saw Sultan ''4»it nou packillg up his piano, his Parisian there- 118 and his Russian cap, and moving Y, and all to his native Tartary. A few Anjj, of trHfficking and memorialising, of empty assa or,, ii), and the grimacing of the Orei the i 11 Office, may bolster up the Brother of ft*Ulier an<^ Moon, but his horoscope is drawn; ^re*t g^ars nor Venus will save him, and the Jr*,rs f.ear's 'n the ascendant. Within a few will be divested of all its dis- •tOtj ^'e Autocrat of all the Russias will allenge to the English Fleet to fight him for Constantinople. We say. and hope, the English fleet alone, for we know enough of the Continent and its alliances to feel assured that if we underiake the struggle in any other shape than as the leaders of the whole, we shall have only the old pleasure of wasting our millions on every intriguer from Calais to Constantinople, being deserted by every one of them in succession, and finally, after having paid for half-a-dozen years of defeats with English blood, trea ure, and fame, worth ten Continents, we shall have to try the experi- ment again of recovering our lost ground by our- selves. The only true obstacle to Russia would be neither an Embassy to the tardy Sovereignty of Prince Metternich, nor to the whiskered Guard-room of Frederick WTilliain, nor to the very slippery and smiling Court of the Citizen King. We must prepare a civiiized Government to take the place of furred and bearded barbarism —the horde of Viziers and Muftis, that have now degenerated into so many trembling old women. When his and their short day is done, the Government must be GREEK. It must be an expansion of the power which now holds the feeble sway of the Morea, but which, for such a purpose must be imbued with new wisdom,(Vi- gour, and vitality. If King Otho is not the man for this, we must find one who is. With the Fleet of England to protect and enlarge the rising state, English commerce to give the coun- try the substantial strength essential for the conflict, English minds and bodies to colonize and recruit the decaying and dishonoured popu- lation by the spirit of legitimate freedom and the courage of national defence, Greece, fostered by a truly British Government, would become fit to resume her ancient rank as the bulwark of tlie European world against the invasions of the Barbarians of the Desert and the Polar Circle. The Crown of v onstaulinnple should then be placed on the brow of the Greek Sovereign, thus the Throne of the Greek Empire would be restored and Russia left to glut her ambition as she might, in hunting down the Kalmucs and domineering over the sands of Babylon. One of our Contemporaries, the Welshman, terribly at a loss for mirth, tries to make it by our help out of the very dull affiir of the Municipal Elections. We selected the Mavor of Garratt as the true picture of the wisdom aid Radicalism of the 19th century, and left our reader to amuse himself with the living likeness of our Legislative Heeltaps, Slugs, and Prim- mers,' the pleasant fictions of our aTce writer a century ago. Our matter of fact friend, how- ever, seems to take this all for history, and de- claims with a gravity suited to himself, on the crimes of our forefathers. Now we distinctly said that we quoted a farce, and what is any farce in its own day at least, but an exaggera- tion—a burlesque-a caricature of something that exhibited and required the humour of the farce writer to turn into ridicule. We have no burlesque of Joe Miller, for people never waste their wit in attempting to ridicule tililt which is redicutons in itself. ,'e have no caricature of Grimaltli-we have no urlesque of Fox's History of the Revolution, unless perhaps it is Lord John Russell's; the plain fact is, that the Farceur, taking hold of the principal features of a Town Election, coloured, twisted, and metamorphosed them into the pleasant mockery that makes the food of a'l farce. Unluckily, what was farce to him is fact to us, and the illumination of this cen- tury of Penny Magazines, and universal States- manship has been employed in exhibiting, both in our writings and Common Halls, the Mugs the Heeltaps, and Primnierq, whom his in- vention once treated as too absurd even for comedy, and fit only for the broad exaggeration which sets the gallery in a roar. Shall we give our friend another, for fear he should fall into the awkward mistake of taking the history for a farce, as he took the farce for a history. We shall tell him that it has been exhibited within the last fortnight, Mr Leaky in the Chair, at the Prince William's Arms, in the Council of Barbers, assembled to debate the ,Sunday Shaving Act. Chairin,in.-I tells you if you keeps open you'll be fined. Mr Lloyd.—I wont shut up for nobody. Chairman Then keep open and be Lloyd.-l wont shut up, I'll see them all first; if they summonses me I'll stick the summons on the shutters and appeal to the people. I'll breed a revolution. (Cries of yon're drunk—sit down). I wont sit down; I'm a news vender, and sells the unstamped. Mr Pott.—You arc a liar. Lloyd.—I'd advise you Mr Pott to shut your pot up, or else I'll spoil your Mug for you, &c. &c. Now we have not a doubt that these deliberative Gentlemen regard themselves as perfectly fit to discuss the aflairs of State from pinnacle to foundation, and who can doubt but that they are politicians of the first witlt,r-to a man indig- nant atlhe g-uilt of tile last hundred Parliaments, bristling at the corrl\ pt iOIl of all possible courts, critical on the eloquence, labours, a d accom- plishments that qualify men for representing the great interests of Cities a"1! Nations, and every soul of them regarding himself as perfectly fit to fig-ure in one of tile new Municipal Councils. We seriously believe that they are. Their speeches prove their capacity. Ilr Lloyd will certainly be entitled to regard himself as ;111 injured man if he do not attain the honors of Mayor, and set a pattern of wig wisdom Of own. e
The Colonelcy of the Royal Monmouthshire Militia, which became vacant by the death of the Duke of Beaufort, will it is expected be conferred on the present Duke, who, as Marquis of Worcester, served in part of the Peninsular war, and who is at present a Major in the service. "1" TREDEGAR FESTIVITIES. The Races, on Twelfth Day, took place in the Park as usual, for which the weather was extremely favour- able. The Hunter's Cup, 12 stone each, given by Sir C. Morgan, was won, in two beats, by Mr Morgan's black gelding "Notch," beating Mr A. Morgan's grey gelding, Frolic." For the Ladies' Cup, a handicap,—four horses started—namely Mr Morgan's Witchcraft" 1 Mr A. Morgan's "Paul Pry" 2 Captain Mundy's "Kate" 3 Lord Rodney's" "Columbine" distanced. Won easily by the first. In the evening, a party of about 60 sat down to dirmef, including many of the principal families from the neighbourhood. Dancing commencpd at nine o'clock, and was kept up with great spirit till three. The worthy Baronet appeared in excellent health and spirits. Long may he live to enjoy this annual assembling of his Family and Friends—a thorough specimen of the Old English Gentleman. ASSEMBLY-USK. A very numerous and fashionable assembly took place at the Three Salmons Usk on Friday tile Ath inst. The Stewards were F. Me Donnell and William Hunter Little, Esqrs. and our correspondent says that it would be as difficult to adequately describe their attention as it would be to pourtray the beauty and grace that adorned the ball room." Amongst the elite we noticed W. A. Williams. Esq. M. P. and Lady; Benjamin llall, Esq. M. I', Joseph Bailey, Esq. of Glan Usk; Edward Jones, Esq. Lannrtii Major Rivers and the Miss Rivers'; Mrs Bateman and Miss Bateman, of Pertholey house; Thomas Reece, Esq. and Lady; Mr Griffiths, Lan- eravon; R. J. Blewitt, Esq. Lantarnam; and the resident gentry of Usk and its neighbourhood We also had the pleasure of seeing a numerous party of strangers, making up with the above named fashionables a party of 80 participators in the quad- rilles, Waltzes, &c. The Clifton baud was in attendance, and ministered to the light fantastic toe till nearly 6 o'clock on the following morning. About half past twelve supper was announced, which reflected the highest credit on the Miss Prichards'. After supper Mr Little proposed tho health of the ladies, without whom he felt convinced the pleasing reminiscences of the past night, and the prospective ones of the coming morning, would not be called into existence.—Drank enthusiastically. Mr M'Donnell then proposed the health of our County Member Mr Williams, and our Borough Member Mr Halt-The latter gentleman returned thanks in a neat speech. Mr Bailey's health was then proposed by the stewards, and drank with universal good feeling- by the reds and billes.-Tiie same gentleman in an appropriate speech returned thanks. Upon returning to the ball-room the sparkling scene had lost none of its previous attractions. Dancing continued till a late hour. Our correspondent gallantly closes his account with a poetical quotation from Byron, in praise of the beauty of the fair sex, for which we regret we cannot find room. The sum of nearly X.50. has been subscribed in the town of Newport, in aid of the Irish Clergy, a portion has been forwarded to the Editor of the Record, to the Rev. W. Itruce Knight, and to the Committee in London. NEWPORT.— MUNICIPAL CORPORATIoN. On Friday se'nnight, an Election took place in this Borough, of six Councillors, in the room of William Brewer, William Williams, George Gething, Joseph Latch, Thomas Hawkins, and Thomas Powell, ap- pointed Aldermen. Joseph Latch has been elected Mayor. COUNCILLORS ELECTED ON FRIDAY SE'IGIIT. East ivard. Thomas Jones Pnillips, Solicitor; John Young, Timber Merchant; and Daniel Tombs, Blacksmith. °' West Ward. John Annely, Coal Merchant; Thomas Morris, Land Surveyor; Stephen Iggulden, Innkeeper. Thomas Prothero, Esq., late Town Clerk, resigned, and Thomas Phillips, jun., has been elected Town Clerk. ABERGAVENNY.—On Thursday nillt last, a fat ewe was slaughtered In a field' belonging to the Brook Farm, near this town the head and skin was found in the morning, the carcase had been carried away. The thieves were traced to the Crickhowell road. A liberal reward has been offered, and we hope the depredator will be discovered, as such tiÚngs m'c of frequent occurrence. 0 On Saturday last, a waggoner, in c.oin<: to Abergavenny, perceived a man resting with a bag under his arm, and on his near approach the fellow decamped, leaving the unsuspecting waggoner in quiet possession of eight ducks, which had just been killed for Sunday's dinner.
BrecongJm-r. BRECON INFIRMARY. The annual Meeting of the Brecon Infirmary was held on Tuesday, the 12th instant, when the accounts produced were considered very satisfactory. A vote of thanks to the Treasurer aud Medical officers was given. polli-v IVilliiiiis, Esq., Lord Lieutenant, was elected one of the Presidents, and he proposed that hi-; Grace the Duke of Beaufort be elected a Pre- sident instead of his much respected father, the late Duke, which was unanimously agreed to. Tiie fol- lowing vote of thanks was most deserve^Jy given to the Chairman "Timt the thanksof this Meeting are most particu- larly due. to the Lord Lieutenant of the county, Penry Williams, Esq., for the great interest lie has taken in the success of this Infirmary from its com- mencement—for his devoting so much of his time in attending the different Meetings, and for the anxiety and solicitude invariably displayed bv him in promot- ing whatever can conduce to the prosperity of this ciltitrititble Itistitiitioti." _Ii, I, BUILTII,- The Lord Bishop of St. David has been pleased to collate, by commission, the Rev. John Price, Curate of Builth, to the Rectory of llkddfa, in the county of Radnor, the Venerable Archdeacon Venable's Commissary, vacant by the death of the Rev. Evan Ilollidav, of Devonport.
Last week the officers of the parish of St. Ai.drew-thc-Great pave away the annual bequest made by the benevolent widow of the celebrated Captain Cook, enabling them to give five guineas apiece to five deserving women" ho had never received parochial relief. One of the candidates called the next morning oil Dr. Thackeray, and, placing two sovereigns in his hand, remarked—<f I never cost the parish a farthiugin my life, and when I am dead that will give me a Christian burial." ambridge Chronicle. A seedsman of Hull advertises tlie seeds of a gigantic kind of cabbage, called the Waterloo Cesarian Cow Cabbage;" of which he says that five will keep 100 sheep a day, or ten cows, with proper management; they are now growing from 9 to 12 feet high, and 15 feet round. AMKRICAN G.r lie following account of a most extraordinary performance is extracted from a recent American paper:—The trotting race on Hunting Park course, on the 27th October, was of greater speed than any in the anna's of trotting- The purse 200 dollars, two miles and repeat. The horses entered were Andrew Jackson, Daniel V. Tomkins, and Lady Warring- Time of the first heat, 5m. 21s.; second, ditto, 5m. 17s., being ess time than the same distance was ever trotted in, in this or any other country. There were heats, both of which were won by Andrew ac in fine style.-Lotidoit Paper. -c -"Cl81ll:
VIGILANCE OF CANADIAN GE1- SE Whenever Tyou find them, and however remota from the haunts of man the place may he tticyire.,t all times so vigilant and suspicious, that it is ex- tremely rare to surprise them. In keenness of siliit and acuteness of hearing, they arc perhaps surpassed by no bird whatever. They act as sentinels towards each other; and during the hours at which hIe flock, reposes, one or more ganders stand on the watch At the sight of cattle, horses, or animals of the deer kind they are seldom alarmed, but a bear or a cougar i$ instantly announced, and if on such occasions the flock is on the ground near water, the birds immediate] y betake themselves in silence to the latter, swim t;) the middle of the pond or river, and there remai i until danger is over. Should their enemies pursue them in the water, the males utter loud cries, and the birds arrange themselves in close ranks, rise simu'- taneously in a few seconds, and fly off in a compact body, seldom at such times forming lines or angles, it being in fact only when the distance they have to travel is great that they dispose themselves in those forms. So acute is their sense of hearing, that tii, v, are able to distinguish the different sounds or footsteps of their foes with astonishing accuracy. Thus tha breaking of a dry stick by a deer is at once distin- guished from the same accident occasioned by a man. If a dozen of large turtles drop into the water, making a great noise in their fall, or if the same effect is pro- duced by an alligator, the wild goose pays no regard to it; but however faint and distant may be the sound of an Indian's paddle, that may by accident bava struck the side of his canoe, it is at once marked, every individual raises its head and looks intently to- wards the place from which the noise has proceeded, and in silence all watch the movements of their enemv. These birds are extretnely cunning also; and should they conceive themselves unseen, they silently move into the tall grasses by the margin of the water, lower their heads, and lie perfectly quiet until the boat has passed by. I have seen them walk off from a larga frozen pond into the woods, to elude the sight of the hunter, and return as soon as he had crossed the pond. But should there be snow on the ice or in the woods, they prefer watching the intruder, and take to win 15 long before he is within shooting distance, as if aware of the ease with-which they could be followed by their tracks over the treacherous surface. If wounded in the wing, they sometimes dive tot small depth, and make off with astonishing address, always in the direction of the shore; the moment they reach which, you see them sneaking through the grass or bushes, their necks extended an inch or so abova the ground, and in this manner proceeding so silently, that, unless closely watched, they are pretty sure ta escape. If shot at and wounded while on the ice, the, immediately walk off in a dignified manner as if anxious to make you believe that they have not been injured, emitting a loud note all the while; but ttio instant they reach the shore they become silent, and make off in the manner described. I was much'sur- prised one day, while on the coast of Labrador to see how cunningly one of these birds, .which, in conse- quence of the moult, was quite unable to fly, managed for a while to elude our pursuit. It was first per- ceived at some distance from the shore, when the boat was swiftly rowed towards it, and it swam before us wit a great speed,making directlytowards theland; but whtya we came within a few yards of it, it dived, and nothing could be seen of it for a long time. Every one of the party stood on tiptoe to mark the spot at which ifc should rise, but in vain when the man at the rudder accidentally looked down over the stern and tiiera sawr the goose, its body immersed, the point of it bill alone above water, and its feet busily engaged i,1 propelling it so as to keep pace with the movements of the boat. The sailor attempted to catch it while within a foot or two of him but with the swiftness of thought it shifted from side to side, fore and aft uhtil, delighted at having witnessed so much sagacity in a goose, I begged the party to suffer the poor bird to escape.-Audubon's Ornithological Biography. BnEEDiN-n-PM.cE OF-HERONS.—The Blue Herons breed in considerable numbers; and if the place ther have chosen be over a swamp, few situations can ba conceived more likely to insure their safety; for on a seldom ventures into those dismal retreats at tlie time when these birds breed,—the effluvia being extremely injurious to health, besides the difficulty to be over- come in making one's way to them. Imagine, if you can, an area of some hundred acres overgrown with huge cypress tress, the trunks of which rising to a height of perhaps fifty feet before they send off a branch, spring from the Biidst of tlia dark muddy waters. Their broad tops placed closa together with interlaced branches, seem intent 01 separating the heavens from the earth. Beneath their dark canopy scarcely a single sunbeam ever makes its way the mire is covered with fallen logs, on wliica grow matted grasses and lichens, and the deeper parts wit 11 nympheaa and other aquatic plants. The Con"<> snake and water-tno -cassin glide before you as they seek to elude your sight: hundreds of turtles drop as if shot, from the floating trunks of the fallen trees, from which also the sullen alligator plunges into tha dismal pool. Tiie air is pregnant with pestilence, bi t alive with musquitoes and other insects. The croaL- ing of the frogs, joined with the hoarse cries of the anhingas and the screams of the herons, forms ft music for such a scene. Standing knee-deep in the mire, you discharge your gun at one of the numerous birds that are breeding hi-h over-head, when imme- diately such a deafening noise arises, that if vou have a companion with you it were quite useless'to speak £ JT Tl,C eross eacii other con- fusedly in their flight; the young attempting to secure themselves, some of them lose their I1 f, ] into the wator will, „ spl„s],; XwcV„ °L;9" whirls downwards from the tree-tops a»,» J glad to make your retreat from such a place Shon'l you wish to shoot herons, you may stand, fire ard pick up your game, as long as you please; vou m- y obtain several species too,-for not only does th« Great Blue Heron breed there, but the White ai d sometimes the Night Heron, as well as the Anl.in^- and to such places they return year after year, unfe^ they have been cruelly disturbed. U"1L ,!4
BIRTHS. On the 10th inst. the Lady Alice Peel, of a daughter. On the 5ih inst. at Miiford, the Lady of the Re^. Wiltshire S. Austin, Hector of Steynton, of a dauohter. 011 the 8th inst. at Straffon, county Kildare, the Right Hon. Lady Clarina, of a son. MARRIED. On the Sth instant, C. S. Lawrence, Esq. of Tripoli Jamaica, to Miss Jane Llewellyn of Cowbridge. DIED. Lately, in London, aged 74, Mrs Macnamara, widow of the late Macnamara, Esq- of Llangoed Castle, Brcconshire. At Newport, Monmouthshire, °n the 13th instant, Abraham the infant soil of Mr Abraham Clements, Chem- ist and Druggist. At TSuilth, on the 4th inst, in the 75th year of herag? Mrs Margaret Davies; widow of the late Meredith Davics' Esq of Abercnig-Talgartb, county of Brecon, and mother of Mrs Margaret Jones of Pillgwenlly, Newport, Men- mouthshire- At Pendre, Builth, on the 2d inst. much respected, Mrs Price, aged 84. On Sunday last, at the advanced age of 90 years, Mrs Elinor Powell, of Devynnock, Breconshire, Relict of the late Mr Powell of Cwmpadest, in that parish, and sister of the late Walter Powell. Esq. many years Clerk of Peace for the county of Brecon. On Monday night, aged 90, Mrs Copley, mother of Lord Lyndhurst. On the 7th mst. at Potternewton, near Leeds, Lieutrn ant Colonel Armstrong, aged 76. cuirn- On the On the 6th inst. Newman Knowlys, Esq. late Recorder of London. On the 1st inst. Mr Joseph Curtis, ac^d 57 „ chief cashier with Messrs. Twining, bv 1 highly esteemed for his zeal and integrity On the 7th instant, at his house in iV Stonehouse, Plymouth, universailv urn'ord Street, .;pect,d, George Edward S F- and re" Coloncl Royal Marines in hi«-o^ 6 Liomenant- pallant and meritorious officer H° a service. \t a vorv oarK- i seon to the rank of first lu mp eru>^ "f life he was promoted for his distinguished m n,ant'.Majesty in Council, action between the *0 ° Uct 1" l.ne lonS and sanguinary under Paul Jon eiaPn and the American squadron, survivor of tho J*'] ('?ost Probabl>) iho last se who fought on that occasion,
A marriage is on the tapis between Vis onn) Deerhurst (son of the Earl of Coventry) and Miss Cockerell, the lovely and accomplished daughter of Sir Charles Cockerell. The wortiiy Baronet, with his lady and family, are sojourning at their beautiful seat, Sezincote, in Gloucestershire. The Courier hints that either the Master of the Rolls, or Mr Bickersteth, will be immediately ap- pointed Lord Ciiancellor, with the understanding that the political and judicial functions of the Great Seal are to be separated. Mr Bickersteth, we believe, has been for some time engaged drawing up the bill for separating these functions. Sir Robert Peel is expected in town in the course of next week, with his family. The right honourable baronet has entertained a succession of visitors at his seat, Drayton Park, during the shoot- ing season, and is himself extremely partit" to the sports of the field. Mr Alderman Fripp WaS chosen Mayor of Bristol, on Monday, in the place of Thomas Daniel, Esq., who had resigned. HEALTH OF THE KISG OF SWEDEN.-HAMBURGH, DEC. 29. --It is asserted that the health of tile King, Charles John, has become verv weak, and that the rough climate of Sweden greatly injures him. He may possibly think of spending the remainder of his days in a milder climate more suited to his constitu- tion, in which event, Prince Oscar would assume the reins of Government during his father's life. Letters from Copenhagen state that at the beginning of the milder season King John, by his doctor's advice, in- tends making a temporary tour in the south. Time will tall how far these reports are well founded. POLITICAL AGITATION OF DISSENTING MINIS- TERS.—We receive from every quarter the com- plaints of serious Christians, that their pastes, im- mersed in political agitation to the neglect of the weightier duties of the altar.—Glasgow ^Argils—the organ of the Dissenters ot the west. In the Railway Shares there has again been considerable speculation and an advance in price. London and Doverare i i pin.; Gravesend are h ipiii.; the Greenwich, 94 pm.; the Preston and VVyre, 2 pm.; and the London and Birmingham, 55 pm.
81antorgocn:hírc. CAltDIFF -NoI,v tiisfa!i(ilill, the dep fall of snow on Monday night, the Ball at the Cardiff Arms on Tuesday t.ie 12th was very well attended, and was the largest Snow Ball ever remembered. I he hospi- table mansions of Dnffryn, Court-yr-alln, Gabalva, LI and a ff Court, &c. were filled witu visitors from this County and Monmouthshire, and in spite of the snow, between SO and 100 of the (lite of these counties attended the Ball. he families of Tredegar and Ruperra were unfortunately prevcnted-the for- mer from the indisposition of Lord Rodney and other branches of the family; and the Steward, (the Hon. W. B Grev) was also deprived of the invaluable aid -of the Lady Patroness of the Ball (Mrs Morgan, of Ruperra) who could not attend, on account of the recent death of a near relation (Admiral Mundy, we believe). There were, however, several debutantes; and also the families of Clytha, Llanarth, and Court- field, who were visiting at Gabalva. Most of the families of the immediate neighbourhood were pre- sent, and Mr aud Lady Charlottee Guest, Mr and Mrs Crawshay and family, Mr and Mrs Bruce and family among those who are not the usual attendants of the Cardiff Ball, which was kept up witli great spirit to a late hour. A Correspondent informs us, that oil Tliiirs- day night last, several of the public gas lamps in the town of Cardiff, were mischievously broken by a set of idle fellows, who amused themselves by throwing snowballs at them, and that the injury done in this wanton manner calls for the interference of the_ma- gistrates. INSOLVENT DEBTORS* COURT.J,lllJ, 9.—The Officcrof the Court, Mr Simpson, stated that he had re- ceive seven affidavits from persons who were confined in Cardiff Gaol, at the suit of a Clergyman (the rector of a parish near Cardiff), praying for leave to petition, and to be heard on the ensuing Circuit. It appeared from the affidavits that they had been confined in gaol on a judgment against them in the Ecclesiastical Court, for having forcibly entered the belfry of the church, and rung the bells. Mr Commissioner Harris expressed his opinion that the' persons making the application had been committed for contempt. Mr Simpson stated that it did not appear so, and that the applicants seemed to be in great poverty. The Commissioners thought there was a necessity for fuller affidavits being made, and the matter was ordsred to stand over for that purpose.—Morning Post. COMMITMENTS To CAKDIFF GAOL AND HOUSE OF CORRECT[ ON. -January lltb, William Parker, by T. R. Guest, Esq. charged with being a deserter from his Majesty s 1st Regiment of Foot.—Manoel Gon- salvis, by same Magistrate, charged with having fe- loniously stolen one flannel petticoat, and other articles, of the goods and chattels of one William I, vans.- Co'nvictiO,-Is.-January 5t!i, Aaron Thomas, by H. Williams, Esq. for wilfully breaking the windows of the kitchen of David Miles, at Ton- gwinlas. Two calendar months' hard labour, or pay £ 1 9s. Gd.—January 6th, Morgan Thomas, by same Magistrate, for want of securities to keep the peace towards Morgan Thomas, his father. Three calendar months. NEATH.-On Monday last the Council of the New Corporation of Neath, partook of a dinner at the Ship and Castle Inn, handsomely provided for them by H. J. Grant, Esq. their newly elected Mayor. When the clotli was removed the Chairman gave the usual toasts. The King" "The Queen''—The Lord Lieutenant" The Members for the County" — Tlie Members for the Boroughs"—" The Lady Cuarlotte Talbot"—The Mavor'and Corporation of Swansea," &c. The toasts proposed of more pecu- liarly local interest, such as The Prosperity of she New Corporation"—" The Prosperity of the Trade and Port of Neath" The Members of the Old Corpora- tion —" The Absent Members (two) of the New The Burgesses of Neath," were received with pleas- ing manifestations of cordiality and harmony. The health or ,Nlr (-raiit" Mrs Grant"—and "Captain Warde," were drunk with enthusiasm. "The Redor of No,-it, was received with the most gratifying ex- pressions of confidence in his long-tried and highly esteemed character. The healths also of Alderman Place"—"J. Miers, Esq."—" D. Powell, Esq., Town Clerk"—and The Rev. R. Oxlad," were drunk in the course of the evening. The company was briefly addressed by the gentlemen whose names we have mentioned, and we have seldom observed, on such occasions, any more prompt and cordial manifesta- tions of friendship and unanimity. We feel confident that the manner in which the kind and respected entertainer of the Corporation had previously laboured to secure the peace and harmony of the Borough, the motive which led to this social meeting, will be duly appreciated by the Members of the Council, and Burgesses of Neath, so that their Municipal changes, commencing under such auspices, may promote their prosperity and peace. The dinner was served up in a very superior style, and reflected the highest credit on Afri Targett, for her good taste and liberality. Lamb and all the delicacies of the season were provided in abundance— the wines were most excellent, and the whole gave general satisfaction. ### GLAMORGANSIIIRg AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. We arc glad to be enabled to contradict, from good authority, the assertion of a contemporary, that in consequence of the opposition to a petition proposed at a meeting of the above Society, held at Cowbridge, on the 4th inst., "several members withdrew their names from being members of the Socicty any longer." We believe that not one has done so; and we are assured that the deliberations of the meeting were of the most friendly and accommodating character. The advertisement in this day's paper will best illustrate the spirit. In another column we give a letter addressed to the editor of the Standard, to which we earnestly call the attention of our readers. At a meeting of the Glamorganshire Agricul- tural Society, held at Cowbridge, on the 4th instant, which was attended by the Hon. W. B, Grey, Presi- dent, J. Nicholl, lOsq. M.P., the Rev. I. M. Trahernc, Colonel Entwisle, Major Kdmondcs, R. Franklen, Esq. the Rev. R. Knight, &c. &c. The report of the meetings lately held at Freemason's Tavern, was laid on the table by Mr Bradley, the Secretary of our Society, who had been delegated to attend the London meeting, The lion. VV. B. Grev, pro- duced an excellent petition to Parliament, complain- ing of the distressed condition of the agriculturist, and praying that an enquiry might be instituted into the cause thereof; which, on tiie proposition of Mr Nicholl, was after some trifling alteration unanimously adopted by tne meeting, and which the President will sign on behall of the Glamorganshire Agrieultural Society." GLAMORGANSHIRE AGRICULTURAL REPORT. The winter set in about the middle of December, and occasionally it has been rattier severe. From the 20th to the 26th the frost was more intense than we have known it for many years, Farenheit's thermome- ter frequently sinking below 20°, and on the night of the 24th it was as low as 17°, which is as great a depression as we have known in the vale of this county for the last zO years. The ground has been covertd with snow, for ttie past two or three davs, whioh is now disappearing. Such sharp weather at, and previous to, Christmas, occasioned the frequent remark, that the present is an "old fashioned winter," which never fails to ensure abundant crops. It is far nwre acceptable for farm operations at this period of the year than in the spring; but it may be observed that, notwithstanding the absence of Hard winters, of late, the crops have not proved deficient. The plough has been nearly at a stand for some weeks but the frosty weather proved acceptable for removing manure, and grass land ought to experience some benefit from it, which in general is greatly neglected. Ttie other operations on the farm arc limited to the thrashing and marketing 01 corn, the sale of which it is difficult to effect even at the present low prices. In fat stock, tiiere is not yet any great improvement in price, the deficient crops of turnips and hay having forced them to market, wnich has been hitherto well supplied but in the spring we expect they will be found scarce. The continued depression of the farming interest has at last awakened the landed proprietors to the subject, and meetings have lately been held in various parts of the kingdom, to petition Parliament for an investigation into the cause of the distress. While we acknowledge the difficulty of removing the pressure by legislative enactments alone, we still think that some effort should be made by the Government to mitigate it. In political as well as in animal economy, the seat of a disease should he first ascertained, and half the cure has very properly been ascribed to the discovery, and thus far at least the claims of the agriculturists cannot justlv be rejected. Yet we see no disposition to make even this concession to the thousands of occupiers whose property continues to disappear. Had they adopted the menacing attitude of other less important classes, the householders of London for instance, some remedial measures would have beeu enacted long ago. But years of patient suffering, and humble and constitutional applications for relief meets no attention. There is, we are sorry to say, a latent feeling cherished by a certain set of politicians not far removed from power to pull down the landed interest; and who seem to consider that it is essential for the well being of the State, that the British farmer should be reduced in the scale of so- ciety, and brought back to the habits and living of his forefathers; while the same party loudly clamour for the advancement and the improvement of all other classes. It is not enough for these economists that "our merchants be Princes, and our traders become the Honorables of the land," but our journeymen, ar- tizans, and mechanics, must have tlwir public buildins, their Trade Unions, Mechanics' Institutes, &c. &r. The British husbandman, on the contrary, is pro- scribed from any participation in this general improve- ment. He alone must return to his former state of vassalage, must be again brought to the smock-frock and wooden clogs of his ancestors, and be kept in ig-. norance. Levelling him down to the miserable and destitute condition of tiie Irish cottar is now the order of the day and the object sought for by these politicians, and whic;1 is rapidly accomplishing by their measures, aided by the increased facilities of communication between the two counties. We trust that the landholders of England and Wales will not tamely submit to tnis degradation of their tenantry, but will exert the influence they still possess, in avert- ing from themselves, and those dependent upon them, the ruin which awa ts them. THE IRON TRADE. We understand that at a meeting oftheVVelsn iron-masters, held at Rumney, on Tuesday last, the price of bar-iron was, after considerable discussion, raised 40s. per ton. We understand that some of the largest iron- masters argued that such an increase of price would only tend to glut the market, and that its usual con- sequence, great depression, would follow. The majority, however, considered that the present state and prospects of the trade justified the advance, and it was determined upon. To make hay while the sun shines" has generally been an undisputed maxim, and we therefore trust that the result will be a perma- nent as well as a successful harvest. We also understand that it was generally deter- mined to make a spontaneous advance of wages, so that the workman might have his share in the present prosperity of the trade. The common report is that the wages of all branches will be advanced 10 per cent. We hail this intention, which will be found as politic as it is liberal. IRON AND COAL SENT DOWN" THE GLAMOftGANSHfRE CANAL, IS THE YEAH ENDING 31ST DEC., 1835. Iron. Tons. By The Dowlais Iron Company 39,145 William Crawshay 35,090 Tiie Penydarran Iron Company 12,752 Messrs. R. and A. Hill 12,631 "Ihe Aberdare Iron Company 9,201 Messrs. Richard Blakcmore and Co. 4,020 Ihe Taff Vale Iron Company 3,068 Messrs. Brown, Lenox, and Company 1,S54 The Gadlys Iron Company 1,828 lue Bute Iron Company 1,341 Tons 120,990 Coal. Tons. By Messrs. Thomas Powell and Company 71,906 Walter Coffin 44,028 Lucy Thomas. 21,061 George Insole 16,941 Morgan Thomas. 13,391 Cairns aud Davis 7,207 Evan Evans l'(840 Tons. 176,374 The Frost in December having impeded the upper part of the Canal for many days, a considerable quan- titv of Iron was prevented being sent down by the Cyfarthfa, Aberdare, and Hirwain Iron Works. CAUTION TO OVERSEERS.—Edmund David, overseer of the poor of the parish of Saint Mary Hill and another overseer were recently fined two pounds each, at the Petty Sessions, at Bridgend, for neglect of their duties as overseers, in having omitted to publish iir the manner directed by the Act of Par- liament relating to juries, lists of the persons, in their respective parishes, qualified and liable to serve on juries, The informations were laid by the Clerk to the Magistrates and the amount of the penalties (o £ 4) has been pa id over by hi III to the Treasurer of the Swansea Infirmary. ROBBERY.— On Monday evening last, Abra- ham Lewis, Butcher, soil of Edward Abraham, a farmer residing at Cefnyfores', was robbed of twenty- five pounds, (five Brecon notes), at the entrance of tne Rhiw Gymro road, near Troedyrhiw, Merthyr. He was on his way home from Merthyr, and was accosted by one man, and shortly attacked by another. He had alighted from his horse, the road being in a very slippery state, and they took the money from his pocket. He had lately got the bills at Cowbridge, and had had the precaution to mark tlieni. The man bears an excellent character, and is sober and indus- trious. Two men were taken into custody at Sam Morris's lodging-house, but.the prosecutor could not ideiitify tiietij. It is to be hoped as the notes are marked, that some traces may be had of the per- petrators. UNFORTUNATE SUICIDE. —On Thursday morn- iti&c last, t Poor Yoiii, w,i:t:), wito li-,t(i been for some tilllP a servant at Perthygleison in this parish, drowned herself in a very small brook adjoining the house, so small that it is wonderful how she could have effected her purpose. The young woman had milked the cows as usual in the morning, before she committed the fatal act. She was a daughter of Thomas Rosser of Pwllfa, Aberdare; and was pro- bably pregnant at the time she committed the act. If the present bastardy laws are not soon repealed, or greatly modified, it is to be feared that cases of this description will not be rare. The Coroner has been sent for. MERTHYR POLICE. (Before J. B. BRlJCE and W. THOMAS, Esqrs.) (Omitted in our last by a press of other matter.) JAN. 9. 157 Appeals were heard against payment of poor rate on the plea of poverty, of these 148 were exonerated, 8 ordered to pay, and lnot found. Richard Griffiths was fined IOs. to the Dowlais sick fund, and tne costs, for leaving his employ without legal notice. William Williams, cinder-filler, Bute works, was fined 10.i. and costs for leaving the employ of the said company without notice. William Evans,collier,Dowlais, wlsfiiicdl,5 fora vio- lent assault,upon. Morgan Da vies, collier in the same works, and in default of payment committed for two montns to the 1 toifse of Correction. Thomas Llewelyn, of Rhydybedd, was fined ^5, and his servant John Williams Lfl, for stealing wood from tne Castle farm, in the occupation of the Dow- lais Iron Coiiipaiiy. Daniel Richards, CIol)o beer house. Dowlais, was fined £2 for keeping his house open at irregular hours on Saturday the 2nd instant. JAN. 14. Transfer 0f jjccnscs_—The following were transferred: Ibe Snip, George Town, from Walter Morgan to David Felix; the Lamb and Flag, from Samuel Jones to Isaac Watkins; the Wnite Hart, Dowlais, from Morgan Thomas to David Thomas; the New Inn, from Richard Millward to David Rees. Appeal against Poor Hates.—172 appeals were heard on the plea of inability 1,54 were exonerated nine ordered to pay six removed three vacant. JAN. 15.-155 appeals were heard against poor- rate; 143 were exonerated; eight ordered to pay; two removed and two not found. The order of removal of George Townsend and family, from Biiston, Staffordshire, to Merthyr Tydvil, was quashed at the last Stafford Quarter Sessions. p
H UNTINCxAPPOI NTME N TS. -DS The MoNMoi rnsHiRE HOUNDS will meet on Nlotid,ty Jan. ]Stli ..it L!tiivipley. Thursday 2lst .at Raglaiul. Saturday -23rd .at I vdy Park. Weather permitting, at half-past ten o'cloek At Ragland at half-past eleven. Alit MORGAN'S HOUNDS will meet on Monday Jan. 18th ..at Crosscorneinon. Wednesday.. 20th ..atDuffiryn Friday 22nd • n.t Mielmclstone. Each day at 11 o'clock.
CIRCUITS OF THE COMMISSIONERS FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DERTORS. SPRING CIRCUIT.—SOUTHERN CIRCUIT. (J. G. riariis, Jisq. Commissioner.) Glamorganshire—At Cardiff. Wednesday, March 16. Monmouthshire—At Monmouth, l-ndav. Ma.ch IS. B-ei knock shire—At Brecon. Monday March 7. Radnorshire —At Presteign, Wednesday, March 2. Cardiganshire—At Cardigan Tuesday. March 8. Pembrokeshire—At Havertordwcst and Town, \yet]_ nesday. March 9. Carmarthenshire-At Carmarthen and Borough. Frida,, March 11. Gloucestershire—At Gloucester and City, Saturday, March 10. 4t the Citv of Bristol —Tuesday. \Tarrh 22. Somersetshire—At Hath, Thursdav, March 24. Somersetshire—At Wells, Saturday. March 2G.
MILFORD, Jan. 13th. The Lhig- Peter burgh, Gwvtlier, which arrived here some time ago, timber, from Quebec, and received considerable da- mage on her passage, is now being hauled into Hub- berstonc Pill, in order to undergo a thorough repair previously to her intended spring voyage. The Urio jlnnc, Ro lily.nl. from Waterford, bound to Miiford, in ballast, in proceeding up this harbour for coal, struck on a rock near Lawrenniii' in consequence of which her back was broken she has since been hauled up, and is now undergoing the repair necessary. ° The weather Ins been variable this week. wind W.N.W., blowing' hard, with squalls, hail, and rain. Three churches in Herefordshire, viz. Lan- guir, Lanciilo, and Rolestone, were last week broken into and robbed of money &c. left there for ch-ritable purposes. A person has been taken up on suspicion. On Monday last. Earl Grey's steward super- intended the distr.niiiion of hw Lordship's annual present of home-led Icyloe beef to the inhabiiants of Howick. Every cottage nous-holder was presented with a stone and a halt of excellent beef- the widows and aged poor had two and a half stones of beef given to I ileiii, witli a peek of wheat and some ten, oihers tifieen, shillings in money eaeh. The Countess Grey has been equally niiii(it,lil of the pour at this season, by an ample distribution of llannel and warm clothing. The seasonable benefactions of the venerable Earl of E'don were distributed on ChrUtmas eve to the poor inhabitants of the villages and 1he neigh- bourhood of Encombe l.OOOlhs. of prime beef, all coarse pieces having been rejected, and 1,0001b8, of excellent plum pudding, were disirihuted to the families, at all allowance ot lib. of each for every individual, man, woman, and child. 300 bushels of coals were also given to the objects of his Lordship's bounty, which is also, shown by a quantity of nutri- ous soup given three times a week during the winter season, to all the inhabitants of Kingston and Worth. The distribution of these bount ies was MI per in tended by his Lordship's danghtei, the Lady Frances But-kes.-Dorset Chronicle- POTATOEs.-Dr. Mitchell of New York, is said to have discovered a new potato, the flower of which is analogous to that of the Solarium tvoutanum, and which might be easily reared iu our climates. M.Andre Kr?eg of Augsbourg, is stated to have produced ditferent sorts ot wine, vinegai, beer which Weeps well, very pure brandy, sugar, and food for cattle, all from the common potato.
SPADE HUSBANDRY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GAZETTE AND GUARDIAN. SIR,-Knowing the interest vou take in all which may concern the welfare of the county of Glamorgan, I venture to address to you a few remarks on the subject of Spade Husbandry, the operation of which has come under my own immediate observation. W ere the success attendant upon the small experi- ment I have now the pleasure of communicating, generally known, it might be the means of.doing much good. Having seen a letter written by Mr Scott, of Southfield House, Scotland, to a friend in Brighton, on the subject, I was induced to communicnte with that talented gentleman, by letter, the result of which, determined me to give the plan a trial. In May, 1834, I turned over two acres of stubble land, 12 inches deep, with the common spade, and in Novem- ber following had it sown with wheat, which, from the unusual dryness of the season was very long in making its appearance aboveground, and it continued thin and weak up to the middle of March, when I had 300 sheep turned into the field for a dav and night: thereby treating it as hard as possible. Most per- sons thought it wholly spoiled, but began to suspend their .judgment, when in a fortnight it was seen to look strong and healthy in the extreme; it continued improving from that time up to harvest, and even- tually surpassed in quantity and quality the whole of '-0 acres sown on the same farm, (than which there was not better in the county). The expense of d'SS'ug was about 3d. per perch, or £2 per acre, allowing a fair remuneration for labour. In my hum- ble opinion, Mr Editor, there can be but little doubt that were there a judicious system of spade cultiva- tion introduced into our rural districts, it would be the means not only of reducing the present heavy burden of poor-rates, but of greatly improving the present condition of our labourers, by finding employ- ment for those who are now altogether destitute of it, and consequently a burden to their parish. I shall shortly be able to give you a correct account of the produce of my little field, and in which I shall be able to show a considerable saving in the substitution of manual for animal labour. At the same time I do not believe it would be practicable to the extent Mr Scott imagines, but as I have already observed, to a certain degree it must be very beneficial both to farmer and labourer. Should you consider this letter as worthy a place in your valuable journal, I may again trouble you with a more detailed account of the management adopted. Jan. IS36. J. W. H. [We insert our Correspondent's letter with much pleasure. We omit the concluding lines of it, as they are on a subject which should not be dealt with anonymously. Our friend should at least give us his name in confidence.]'
AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE STANDARD. In the consideration of this importaut question, a brief review of the erroneous theories and opinions which prevail, will enable us mora clearly to trace the causes, and to propose the means of lessening the existing evil. Some are of opinion that if tithes were done away with, farmers would prosper, Were all farms sub- ject to tithe, it might be dilfieult to combat this opinion but its refutation is clearly shown by the simple fact, that complaints of depression are by no means confined to the farmers who pay tithe, but equa'ly apply to those who cultivate tithe-free land. That a commutation is desirable is so obvious as to be generally admitted; hut those who fancy that a commutation, or even the annihilation, of tithe would now give prosperity to agriculture, grasp at a delusive shadow. Foreign corn having been long virtually excluded from British markets, establishes the fact, that foreign competition is not the cause, and also that the exist- ing corn laws are practical'v effective; but it must be admitted as a great hardship to the English far- mer, that the produce of Ireland, where labour is comparatively so low, poor-rates unknown, and taxes so light, should be admitted, without any counter- vailing duty, proportioned to the unequal charges of production. Various changes in the currency are proposed. Some advocate the more abundant issue of paper, others a change from go'd to silver, as the standard value. Conflicting as opinions are upon the subject, one thing is certain, that every change in the currency has hitherto been accompanied by disastrous events nor can it be denied that money is abundant, at a reasonable rate of interest, to all those who can give good security. Others have suggested, as a remedy for the evil, a reduction of the land tax; but it is so manifest that farmers ascertain what taxes they will have to pay, and agree for the rent accordingly, that it would be a waste of time to proceed with this part of the subject in discussion. Having thus excluded some of those erroneous theories and opinions, from the indulgence of which nothing but disappointment can ensue, let us proceed to the main question, agricultural distress; cr, in other words, the insufficiency of farming produce to pay the charges of the consequent sinking of the farmer's capital, and his inability to employ or to pay the labourers required to cultivate his-farm. Iron, indigo, cotton, sugar, can each be so!d in any quantity at prices materially advanced; not so with wheat. Why this difference? Simply because for the former articles the demand has exceeded the supply; for wheat the supply has fully met, aud pro- bably exceeded, the demand. Various causes operate to lessen the consumption of grain. To meet the extraordinary demand, and consequent extravagant prices, during, the war, a great extent of inferior land was brought into 1 age the tillage remains, but the army and navy, w 11c 1 consumed the produce, arc dwindled into compara i\c non-existence. In the meantime, the vast increase o potatoes as a substitute for corn; of turnips, iiiaiigel- wurzel, &c. as a preparative for gnu111 instead ot lie unproductive fallows which formerly prevailed; o tea, coffee, and sugar, instead of milk and oatmea the vast increase of canal navigation, enabling one horse to do the work of twenty tlie substitution of steam power in the place of horse and manual labour; the continuance of the tax on malt, which the improve- ment of Ministers in'the mismanagement of the na- tional revenue still renders necessary -these circum- stances, together with a Jong succession of favourable harvests, sufficiently explain the heaviness of the market for agricultural produce. But are there no other causes for farming depression within the power of Government to alleviate A Farmer's Friend," in the Standard, of the 17th mst sensibly proposes to "get rid of the tax on soap, and to put the tax on tallow." This may "ot accord wit 1 the prevailing folly of free trade, but it would enable many farmers to abandon the ruinous system o ploughing bad land; by the inevitable result o cause and effect, it would ra'ise the price of grain and lower that of butcher's meat; and it would lessen the ex- pense of collecting the revenue, besides getting rid of the annoyunce and frauds attending die excise on soap. There is also another boon, which, if granted, would operate immediately and extensively "> favour of the agricultural interest. Abolish the port-horse duty, and an increased demand for horses, and conse- quently for hay, corn, and pasturage, would imme- diately ensue; the breeding of horses would become an important object to farmers in remote districts, whilst those in the vicinity of towns, or public roads, would find a new and beneficial remuneration by hiring out their horses. The post-horse duty restrains the public from the free use ot their horsts, and the farming of it (a mode of collection notoriously ini- quitous, despotic, and unconstitutional) tends to emigration, and materially checks travelling in Great Britain. In repealing this odious impost, the benefit will not be confined to tne farmer, but it will cssen- tially add to the comfort and convenience of the middle classes of society. The gross revenue, which, as stated in yesterday's Standard, amounts in England, Scotland, and Wales, only to c £ :?31,020 is such a mere trifle, compared with the mass of fraud and oppression it occasions, as not to deserve a moment's hesitation; besides, it may reasonably be expected, that by the indirect taxation it would occasion, added to the tax on additional horses, the apparent deficit would be amply supplied. December 31, 1835. AMICUS ANGLIC.
ENGLISH NEWSPAPERS.-Tile newspapers and ot',( r political Journals of tillS, country are conducted witb extraordinary talent; with more in 4-1 r t j iiicc, than w;L9 ever before applied m any nation to the same of public teaching. Indeed, without talon? o? °h order, and without a variety of talent, it would h mere impossibility that an English journal'sl.ou'd sustain its existence. Perhaps it would be iml t0 s!l«w a»y exception to the rule, unless u t\Z rare case a prvlI\na1 newspaprr hilS inherited, from a past generation n sr>rt ^r rare case where a provincial newspaper has inherited W :ire ra0St Sure to be found; and thcre- ore a monopo1y of this nature is most secure where it is most intense. But, allowing for this single ex- ception, the political press of England has so much more than its fair proportion of its natural talent that for thirty years and upwards it has even acted i juriously upon the literature of the country by im- pressing too exclusive directions upon the marketab o talent of the young and the aspiring. Other mod.* of intellectual exercise have been starved or impover- ished that this might flourish exorbitantly; aud tile result is, that never amongst men has there been ;>n exhibition of so much energy, yi^ilance sagacity perseverance, as we of this day behold in our politic.il press. IJe Quincey, ill lait1.y Magazine for Dee.
ft the D \reaty the unlucky Sultan had given up I c°Ursear(-ane"eS an^ JBosphornsj including, of ^oll9?antinople and every foot of his ^oni'ons> 1° 'e a'l grasping suc- *0lTi *'lat a^' grasping and most profligate of tllenpVV'10 her son as the inheritor ofp 0nstantines, and sculptured on the gate Thia ^ers')l,rg» The way to Constantinople. His Ject ord Durham will never accomplish- "ith n.S.Wer 's already given in the contempt t°lirin lC -S "ss'on ',as been treated in his ^r'"8 b' '1'S a,l(* his timidity, he will ^ri»l RC n° ^ou^» some specimen of Im- ^ich °Unty' 'n a *n,,ff"hox, or a sampler j 88 publish some Protocol, puzzling h°Ur lnake Lord Palmerston lament the or tl len Ie first dreamed of adding the honors Jnj °reign Office to the triumphs of Almacks; to, England will reap from the whole *UOU» 4 of j lra,>»action will be, the handsome item ftext thousand additional pounds in the U(>get, for Foreign Expenses c#nnot lielp things* g, even now, that one Ad 6 *n°8* unaccountable acts of the late cla^U,'8tralion' was 'ts compliance with popular Th °Ur °n '^e 8°bjecl of this very Embassy. In e Marquis of Londonderry, undeniably a J,0^J soldier, of high military rank, and of hy 'Ul0wi' to the Continental Sovereigns manners, and expenditure of a l,ejn ^no*n to Europe by the prestige of his dtteJ!16 brother of one who had eminently con- *° 'he liberation of the Continent, what c^re*^ be want for the Ambassador? We for his. rhetorical squabbles with U^j. ^rougham, but thip Nobleman had the rabbrtllne to think with infinite contempt of the 6 w^° "ow usurp l.egis!ationr to declare 0,8*li impolitic boldness against the that rabble, and even to announce Hot 'llen's <>H our Foreign Relations, which did to calling all the Continental fejj *rch8 swindlers and tyrants. For this he n„the displeasure of—Heaven preserve r and that singularly unwashed I <jecj^eseilla,'v« of the unwashed," absolutely f0(J fe^ ''isopinion that somebody else must be *° c°nvey the will of the Sovereign popu- England to the Court of Russia. Was Jjj any charge of ill-success in the former h13sions of the Marquis? Not the slightest- fier 9 #lways succeeded. He had brought J?r 'e to his senses when that dextrous *>at' C "Man nia £ a" attempt, perfectly in the ateri°Da* 8ty'e' t0 ^ay bold of England's million i„ 'n^» a,,d do nothing for it He succeeded ery °bject at Vienna, and had the merit of ^Ping that very subtle and encroaching old bola^e' Ta,ieyrand- *° *'ie s^r'ct letter of },|j, 11 I» a Land of haughtiness he held k°Und| 38 as highest, and by an almost .ess expenditure of his own means, by an QVe**ltat'"g determination to be English all COrjj an<^ by the unquestionable decision of his 'n public matters, gained more of 'C resP«ct for the character of his nation, ^»r an^ ^mbassador from the beginning of the ID to but be had the misfortune to oifend the tlie tOts of Palace Yard, and their admirers from urlietis of Westminster and on Mr Shiel's enu his 0c'Ht'on •' the country was deprived of Q0 S*r*'ces, and in his place we have got a Of 1 lat°r with whom no man, either in or out "obi! Cal,r- was ever known to agree.—A e" w''h the ink scarcely dry on his title—a M. 'tist defeated in the only business with "ch k Was ever entrusted—but—the son-in- L°rd Grey —this is the qualification for Ce tlie substitute for every faculty that fits a or public employ