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LANCASHIRE COAL FIELD.-From a paper read bv Mr James Heywood, at the late meeting of the British Association, it appears that the coal fields of Lancashire cover a space of nearly 400 square miles, more than half of which is contained in the southern division of the county. Some idea of the quantity of coal consumed in this couutry alone may be formed from the fact stated by Mr Heywood, that in 1S38 the quantity of coal received in Manchester amounted to 913,991 tons, the value of which would be nearly < £ '500,000. We have often heard fears entertained that at no distant period the price of coal would be much raised on account of the increased demand, and the greater difficulty in miniug, from the better parts of the field becoming exhausted. We believe there are no just grounds for much fear on that ac- count. According to the best geologists the coal fields already discovered will furnish this most valua- ble element of our greatness for 1,800 years yet, even although twice the quantity of what we con- sume at present were needed. As for the best parts of the various fields being soon exhausted, even granting it to be true, we may set against that tha improved facilities for transporting coal by railroads, which must tend both to increase the supply of coal and to equalize prices.-Bolton Free Press. TYPHUS FEVER IN LEEDS.—We regret to learn that within the last few days this disease has made its appearance to some considerable extent in that part of the town where its dire effects are most to be apprehended—namely, in the Boot and Shoe- yard, Wellington, and other yards in the vicinity of Kirkgate. The malignant typhus fever rages with great fury, at Tramode, in this island (Mao). In one factory upwards of SO persons are laid up with it. It has proved falal iu many instances.—Monads Herald. SELDE% I have taken much pains," says the learned Selden, "to know every thing that was esteemed worth knowing- amongst men; but with all my disquisitions and reading, nothing now remains with me to comfort me, at the close of life but this passage of St. Paul, It is a faithful sayiu,, and worthy of all acceptation, that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners.' To this I cleave, and herein I find rest." CURIOUS BEQUEST—An old maiden lady bag lately died at Verdun, leaving a consiaerable fortune to her heirs. By a singular clause in her will she bequeaths the sum of 20,000 francs to •uoh inhabitant, of \erdun as will go on foot, and subsisting all the way by alms, to St. Ja2o da Compostella, tbe capital of Gallicia, in Spain to SLpnS;rp°^he 2o'oo° °°■



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