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DISCOVERY OF GOLD COIN.

EXPEDITION CAPTAIN J. C. Ross.—

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EXPEDITION CAPTAIN J. C. Ross.— Mr Thomas Thompson, solicitor, of this place, received on Sunday last a letter from Captain J. C. Ross, dated his Majesty s ship Cove, Orkney Islands, Longhope, Jan. 10, 183G, in which he says, "All's well; we most fortunately arrived here in time to escape a strongs. W. gale that has con- tinued all this day, and now shows such strong symptoms of abating, that I hope to be off to-mor- row at daylight. I have obtained here some most valuable information respecting the ships that are still absent." In a postscript be says, "Jan. 11, 8 a. m, Our anchor is weighed, and we are fairly off with a fine favourable east breeze.Ifull Advertiser of Friday. A gentleman of Suffolk being on all excursion with his friend, and having a Newfoundland dog of the party, he soon became the subject of conver- sation when the master, after a warm eulogium upon his perfect ions,.as-silred his companion that he would, upon receiving the order, return, and fetch any article he should leave behind, from any dis- tance. To confirm this assertion,a marked shilling was put under a large .square stone by the side of the road,—being first shown to the dog. The gen- tleman then rode for three miles, when the dog received his signal from the master to return for the shilling he had seen put under the stone. The dog turned back, the gentleman rode on and reached home, but, to their surprise and disappointment, the hitherto faithful messenger did not return during the day. It afterwards appeared that he had gone to the place where the shillinS was deposited, but the stone being too large for his strength to remove, he had staid howling at the place, till two horse- men, riding by, and°attracted by his seeming dis tress, stopped lo look at him. when one ot them alighted,removed thestone, and seeingthe shilling, put it into his pocket, not at the time conceiving it to be the object of the dog's search. I he dog fol- lowed their horses for twenty miles, remained un- disturbed in the room where they slipped, followed the chambermaid into the bed cliaiiiber,and secreted himself under one of the bed, he possessor of the shilling hung his breeches upon a nail by the bed-side; but when the travelers were both asleep, the dog took them «.n his mouth, and, leaping out of the window, whic ) was e t open on account of the sultry heat, reached the house of his master at four o'clock in 'he moving, wtth the prize he had made free with, in le pocket of which were found a watch and money, hat were returned upon being advertise > Ien le whole mystery was mutually unravel e o le admira- tion of all the parties."—-Sporfs'nan s Annual. COLLIERY EXPLOSION. — AW ^"PLOSION occurred in the celebrated Het on o^ ieiy, near Houghton-le-Spring, on Thursday e nnight, by which 16 unfortunate human bemgs lost their lives, and five others were so dreadfully scorched, as to afford but faint hopes ot recovery. L pwards of 100 person,4 were employed in the pit at the time the explosion occurred, but owing to the accident being confined to one of the workings, name y, the Downs Pitt, the number of victims was less than might have been expected. At present it seems difficult to assign a satisfactory reason for this dreadful calamity,—Newcastle J OUT rial.

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