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IlL 3Wó.¡.wIGIU P O E T ft Y. ON I III' A P I'If(t f'H OF SPRING. BY I.KONORA MONTAGU. Great Father! when thy Spring-time on the earth Thou in Iory, once again renewing The promise token'd in the violet's birth, S,\etll"s and beauty all thy pathways strewing. Grant us to >• alk rejoicing as of old SViih hopeful, onward glance, nor of the past Take note, save only as a fold- A loosenM roil fioin our worse nature cast Even the lowly earthworm easts avvny The coil of that poor form he wore so late, Ere in his chamber of transformed decay lie verses to .aids his blest and winged state Let not the too hll SlIilIlIIPr these Ollr hearls Uavi-h from TIHI", nor AntJinn's fruited ground Make recreant, by the blessings it imparts. Till we forget the lands wl.ic.ii more abound!—■ Nor. nhpn in Winter's clasp each ice-bound s'ream Lie* locked, in that long season's nialit forbid Tliy melting radiance on our souls to beam, Lest all our love 'nealh the world's frost be hid That love which thus to springs throllgh willlers led Should rise to Thee, by such sweel fountains led! A t h e,, or, iii.
MANY THINGS IN FEW WORDS. Mr YV. >1. Courtonny, of the 1st Royals, son of Mr Courienay. M-H. for Bridgewater, isamoug die pas- sengers oil board of the President. A letter from Philadelphia, tiated March 31, says-" A horrible massacre occurred II few days since oil the confines of Missouri. VVhile the Pawnee (Indian) warriors were j ah.et,t l'i,(, it Ili,-ir wi,,w;iiii,, ilic K;iiis;is lit(iiii.s dered about 100 of tin ir women and children, onlv ilie "-Sir Alexander Grant. M.P. lor Cambridge, has declared liimsell a supporter of the temperance cause, and has mailt: a handsome donation to the 'lee-Total Socie' Cam¿ri.dgt. Advertiser. The Lord* of the Treasury have declared Chester a Iree bonding port for teas, coffee, Sugars, and all goods tlHt can be legally imporied. The interest in the Ballvhickey and Kilbreken (County Clare) silver and lead mines, with the mate- ri;il!z, &c was sold bv Messrs Marshall to Mr Crock- Cord, of I^ondon, for the sum of £ 1150. Devon Shipping Company.—At annual meeting of the South Devon Shipping Company a dividend ol 14 per cent, was declared, and an addition to the reserved lund made. Since last season, up to the present period, as many as twenty four members have been returned to Parliament to fill vacancies occasioned by deaths, acceptance of office, or succession to peerages. Monday week, a widow lady of fortune, residing at Ptvkbam. Surrey. made all attt mpt Oil her lile by shooting herself wit ha pistol ■ the ball entiled below tlie lelt ear, and lodged below the light eye, where it still remains, and bill very faint hopes are entertained of her life. The lady is the daughter a wea thv Dublin merchant, alld the widow of a Colonel. 13itte apples in Singapore are so abundant that ship captains frecjuei.tly purchase tliein hv boat loads to scour their dicks. -Marriage in Scientific Life,- I)r t,ar(iiit-r aiiii it)%, III I'lli ;i(lt.il)ilia »vill be mairied this week. By the last accounts, this lady has been divorced from Captain lleaviside. so there is nothing in the w;tv (if* the two philosophers from hemming Oil", Will some one in Philadelphia (five us a description of the wedding? — //erald. The Charivari proposes the following device lor a medal which it is said is to lie struck to commemo- rate the baptism of the Count de Paris: —A sword in its scabbard a distil If; a hare running atfuil speed: R capon of the present system hatching an egg of the revolution ol July. And lor the motto, "Disgrace every where :,110 everlasting." Lord Ward, alter leaving Mivart's Motel, proceeded to Himley Mall, Staffordshire, and Ins .since gone to inspect bis recently purchased estates in Aberdeeiishiie, formerly in the 4if I It,- Marques* of Huntley. Mr I. Strnker, of Beverley, lately shot a jackdaw, which was on tin- top of lievcilev Minster, with an rtir gun, loaded with ball; the distance was upwards 0 f eighty yards,. ■ Large contracts for wheat and (1 our fur shipment from Canada to London and Liver- pool have been lately concluded. Upper Canada tvli<-at is to be put on board of the several ii chartered lor the purpose at 6* 3d Lhe 7"1LS and Upper Canada Hour at 30s to 31s sterling. --At the meeting ot the Leicester Town Council on Wednesday, all attempt was made to introduce the trade of stock- ing as weaving all employment for the felons in the aol. The motion was, however, lost. hv a majority of 14. — Leicester Journal. — lianhruptcy Commis- s;oners, fc -A letum lately moved for by Mr Mark Phi'ip*, M P. lor Manchester, states, the number of fi its opened by the lists of Commissioners of Bank- ruptcy in the country, &c. during the four years ending the loth of March last, to have been 3,174 an anr- age of 793 per annum. A hundred thousand Bibles, printed in Spanish, hive Iwcu circulated in Spain by the Kuglish agents since the months ol September. -Oil 1 iw mo< nitig of the 6th instant, about one oVlock, live mt-ii entered the park of Sir T. B Leo- I\¡¡rd. Ijiil't.. ,11', UIo¡J with doj,(s lauull'd alld kil'd two deer, which were left upon the ground. It is believed that the above net wan one of malice, and £ 40 reward is ofl'ered for the apprehension ol the offenders A musician, a while ago. in giving a a concert at Cleveland, Ohio, informed the public that a variety of other Songs might be expected too tedious to alei)tion Augsburg Gazette announces that the country Irom IJiarbekir to the banks of the Tigris U in full insurrection, and asks what has become of the integrity of the Ottoman Ktnpire, so much spoken of in the London protocols ? For some dav competent persons have been busily engaged in valuing Iw city of Brussels library, with a view to the sale of it to the Government.-vr—t- 'I he tine collection of coill belonging tlie lale Baron Roland is about to come to the hammer. iloria* hty of London.—It appears from the table of mi>rta« lily lor the metropolis that the number of deaths, from all causes, during the Inst week was 780, con- siderably under the weekly average of the three years IS38-9, and 40, liit-ii is vessels left Calais last week for the cod fishery at Newfoundland. Tile number which have left Dunkirk for the same destination is 04. amounting altogether to 1783 tons. Their crews amount lo yiO men — The Duke of HI arllutrougll has determined to pull down White Knights, the of the late duke, in Berks. The Quf-t-ii has been pleased to order 0 to bt-giveii to the pour of the pai is!i of West Penniird, where the monster cheese was made. On Thursday week a publican was buried out of North Fredi rick Slree Glasgow. His widow appeared iu good health, but during the afternoon was seized with s ckness, and by next morning she was a corpse. I lie sentence of death upon John Mitchell, the yonlh, for the murder <W Mr Blackburn, in Yorkshire, has been respited, and he will be transported for life. The Countess 01 Hillsborough is said to be in that interesting state which promises an heir in direct succession to the Marquisate ot Downs' ire. A handsome coat and 2i pair of inexpressibles, wearer included, were nicely dusted "itli a raw cow's iiitlt-, the other day, in New York. TIlt' cansl' of the dllsrill wa.. all ill!'ult ofl' to the operator's sister Rxtract of a letter from (ienoa. 8th inst. :—The British residents in this city have decided on erecting •> monument to the memory of the late Consul, Major J. Sterling. This gentle man tilled the office 'iii years, and by his urbanity, good nature, and hospitality, gained general esteem." There is now to he seen at the otlice of the agents to the London Thames Plate (iUiss Company, 26, Cross Street, Manchester, a sheet of plate glass, which is, we understand, the widest ever cast, being 10:2 inehes square, weighs four cwt, and is half an inch thick' A man in Detroit advertises for a partner in the nursery business. Tllis a new way of adver- tising fur a wife. Sir Walter James. Bart, Nl P. for Hull. WHS married on Saturday, at St Margaret's Church, Westminister, to Miss Cntlihert Liiison. During the past week, Mr J. Wilkinson, farmer of Gringley oil the Hill, had another ewe which yeaned lour line lambs, being the second ewe which had lambed four tlii., season- Wednesday week, Mr N, Alexander was elected, without opposition, for the foontv of Antrim. He was put iu nomination by Mr Micartncy, of Lissarinure Castle and Major Itow.in. —— An eecenti tc banker was eyeing with suspicious vision a bill presented to him for discount. "You need not I'ear," twid the palpitating customer; oiit. of the parties keep* Ins carriage." ti,e bunker; "I shall be glad il' lie keeps his feet — Voltaire, having read Rousseau's eulogy ol the savage st,it4,. with dry that "it wa" so seductively written it realiy tempted a man to walk on all fuu'rt! Dighv feil rlUWII IIII' ollwr stipperv morning in Boston. As he sat on the ground be mut- t< red. I have no desire to set.' the City burnt down, but devo'jtty wish thes'reets were laid in ashes.' At Covent Garden Market Oil Saturday there was a •upply of green gooseberries at 5s per quart pottle, ttttfl apricots 6s. There were also pease and broad lieans Irom Lisbon at 10s per half sieve; strawberries at (ill to Is per ounce; and cherries 20s per lb. The supply "f flowers and plants was most abundant. It is distinctly understood that Lord Plunket has placed his letter of resignation, "upon C0 1"1 i tioIlS," tnthettandsot Lord Melbourne. Sir John Campbell, the I- tiglisii Attorney General, has not given up his notion of the frisli Seals Limerick Chonicie.- Workmen are now engaged in laying down a length of wood pavement, in Vicar Lane, Leeds, opposite to the House of Recovery. I he blocks are liexa- ,collal, made of Norwegian timbir, six inches deep ———The proprietors ol the Hull Zoological Gardens have come to the resolution o) opening them to the puhllc Oil Sundays. On Tuesday, the Dili instant, a walking match came off between Mr Sw indells, of Stockport, and Mr Pearce,of Worksop; the distance was one mile, which was won by the latter by a few _=at" yards the time was 8 minutes and twenty seconds. dreadful fire occurred on the lltli u11-, at St John's, New Brunswick, in which eight stores and the Observer and Mornintf News offices were destroyed. A woman and two children perished ill ilie flames, and ■Matthew Hoklsworth. Esq., « respectable merchant, fell through a hatchway, and was killed.
-=- IM P E RIAL PAR LI A ME N T. HOUSE OF COMMONS,—TUKSIUY, APRIL 20. A new writ for the borough of Nottingham was ordered, on the* motion of Mr E. J. Stanley. In answer to a question Irom Mr Hume respecting the recent punishment ol a soldier of the lltli Hus- sars. at llounslow Barracks, after divine service on the Sunday. Mr MAC4ULAY replied, that the soldier had oil that day, but that the circum- stances of the ease had been somewhat incorrectly stated in the public prints. Instead of the punishment having followed immediately upon the conclusion of divine service, a long inspection had been gone through before the troops were marched back to the riding school, and it was not true that a portion of another regiment (the 14th) bad been detained to wiliies, III, punishment. He entirely disapproved of the infliction of on it Slilillly, k l,riteiiec otil urgent necessity—-suco as in this casp did not exist-— cou tl justify but such notice should be taken ol 'b(> case as would prevent the recurrence of any similar one. The first notice of motion in the paper was that of Mr Kwari, for an address to the Crown, praying that certain parts of the Regent's Park might be opened to the pnblie, lie maintained that this concession would be very conducive to the health and enjoyment of the people anil as the space it) question had formerly been open field, it lay not on him to show vvhv such a concession should be. made, but on ministers to show why it should not. Mr STAXLKY, the Secretary of the Treasury, stated that large portions of the park had been let off oil with exclusive privileges. Great SUIIIS had been laid out, under a guarantee of noninterference. There was, however, a part ol the park, near the Diorama, to which it might perhaps be possible to give general access. Mr HUUM said the part so mentioned was open already. What he wished to see opened wns, the space to the north of Lord Hertford's villa Mr S'l'A NLK Y replied that Mr Hume was mistaken as to the part already opened. Lord TKIGNMOUTII said there were about 200 acrl's whidl milCht be opened without any objection. Sir B. II ALL concurred in urging the extension. Sir R. ING LIS took the same view, which he said was recommended bv a committee of the House of Com III OilS, alld by the petitions of 40,000 inhabitants of the metropolis Sir f)K LACY EVANS spoke a few words, which drew from Mr Stanley a further explanation as to the localit vt,) be opened. Mr WAKLEY said the park in reality belonged to the people, and yet the people were completely excluded from it. The enclosures had been oi iginally intended for the public good, aid were proposed as mere temporary arrangements, to continue olllv till the interior could befitted for general reception. He hoped that this space would be put on the same foot- ing as Hyde Park and that the subject would not be suffered to drop. Mr EWAItT declared he had no wish to disturb private rights. All he sought was the opening of the 2D0 acres indicated by Lord Teignmouth. Mr STAN LI'Y said lie was not authorized to promise a specific space; but lie assured the House there waseverv disposition toaccommodate the public, and hoped Mr Ewart would wait till he saw what would be done by government Oil this assur,nice, Mr KW A ft T consented to with- draw It s 111 tiou. Sir KOBKIT T PEEL suggested that government "it would do wi ll loptint a p'an, Irom which the public might be able to distinguish what parts of the enclo- sure it was intended to open. On the motion for the second reading of the Arms (Ireland) Bill, Mr lltlll I; intimated his opinion that Ireland was now sulliciently tranquil to rentier such measures no longei needful. Lord MORPETH answered, that there was still an amount and description of outrage in Ireland which forbade him to incur the responsibility ol desist- ing from this kind of legislation.
Mr Edward Mali, a member of the Society of late I)t)rotizttieeveof Sallord, a very active suppotter of Mr Brolherlon. M P, and at the same time, as the tacts sufficiently indicate a z,ii, us emistiary of the Anti Corn Law League, was btotigiil up in custody on Thursday, by virtue of a warrant issued by Air Jtistice Coleridge, upon the finding of a true bill by the grand jury at the Stafford assizes, for htjHery and other corrupt pracfces at the late Walsall election. Mr Maude, the stipendiary magistrate, P. M. James, and Mr Wm Smith, held ibe parly lo bait himself in the sum ofirioO, and two sureties of £ 100 each, to answer the charge at llie next Stafford assizes,where this and several other cases (as if is generally undei*ti>od/ will he brought under the cognizance of 11 iribiinijl somewhat diffeletitly constituted to a committee of the House of Commons.—Standard$ Correspondent. IRoN TRADE 1"1 BERWICK.—There has of late been a great and gratifying increase in the tnanti lacture of aiticle* of iron in this place, ell the ttiree foundries having been for some time in filII and active operaii 'tl The schooner Leith sailed 1'1/)111 'hjs on Salllrd"y ial for I,ondou, wilh a eargo of HiO Cor 17° Ions weight consisting of miscella- neous articles manufactured at Helen Iron Works, varying ft run l"i cwt. lo a few pounds each. This is by far the largest expota'ion of thi» species of manufacture ever sent Irom this port. I he fouler* prise, also, a short time ao, sitiled with a cargo of 125 tons of similar articles inaniifactHred in the samp works. Mr Guthrie employs between eighty and ninety wotkmen at 'I e tic-let, Iron Works, and forty and ti'ty at the o d foundry, and a large number ore also employed by the Messrs Robertson in their extensive establishment at Tweedmouih.— Edin~ burifh liwN HOUSFS. — M. Rigatid, of Prussels, haf constructed an iton house, liiell, iteaci-diiig to the statements pub fished, appears to answer the objects intended in zi inatiner. The walls are tioiiotv, and ilie hot air circulates from a central poinl in rile kitchen, through the intervals in the walls, and by means of valves the quantity to be admitted may be regulated. A house consisting of seventeen rooms will cost £ 1,165, while a house of the same size in I'rick would Jfl.151. The rooms are arranged on three flours. The whole weight is Tyl'; ions avoirdupois (810,00(J ki'o- grammes). The advantage of tiiii structure of lioii,e is represented to be its permanent nature, and ti.e facility with it ii,a, be moved. Tile expense of carrying it from Brussels to I/iege, to Ghent, or to Anl« erp would be about £ 25. FOHGKHY IV HOLT.A U. A let er from the oih instant states— A case of forgery recent y discovered here, his produced a great sen- sation. A manufacturer of Leyden, who had fallen into di;V.cultie* some time before the accession of the present lving-, and had obtained his IVJajesty's confidence while Prince of Orange, had received various sums of money from him; and his Royal benefactor had gone so far as to put his name to stune hills, which the manufacturer readily gOI cashed Taking advantage of this, he forged the prince's name on several other hil's, circulated t hem, and obtained 100,000 flotins from one capi- talist ah tie at AmsterJam The man was arrested not long agro at Rotterdam, ami is to be ttied for the offence. He has endeavoured to screen him-ell by ilueatening lo disclose some secrets concerning Ihe present Kmg, of which he boasts lliat he is in pos session. His Nlnje-ty is determined that justice shall pursue its cou«e with ii)is iii(iividisal." A few days si))ce, as some men were digging in a garden near the Windmi I, at Pebmarsh, when about a foot only from the surface, they arrived at all earthen quart jug. On examination it was found lo contain 269 pieces ot silver coin: one of Oliver Cromwell, one of Phiip and Mary, the remainder beieg those of Charles 1. and I I., Elizabe h, and J unes 11, The weight of the whole was 4'b. /oz- The garden in which they were discovered being parish property, the churchwarden* and overseers have taken pO"P"S¡"1I of the l reasui e for the present. The pot is glazed, and wou'd uppear to be, compared with the date of the coins, "f modern manufacture. M. Ressell, a German astronomer, has made one greatest discoveries of modern t imes.by having ascertained the paral 1 ax of I he double slar 61 Cygni lie found from repealed observations, made frow August, 1837, to March, 1840, that the parallax ot Cygni did n -t exceed 31 hundiedths of a second, >t hich places the distance of that slar from us at neally 670,000 times that of the sun, or which is nearly 64 millions of millions of miles (or more nearly, 63,650,000,Ul>(),(iOO miles). This illlmellse distance can better be conceived when we state, that if a cannon ball were to traverse this vast space at the rate of 20 miles a minute, it would occupy more than 6,000.000 years in coming from that star to our earth and if a body could be projected from from our earth to 61 C>gni at 30 mile* an hour (which is about the same rate as the carriages on railroads travel), it would occupy at least 96,000,000 years. Light, w'hich travels at more than 11,00f),000 miles in a minute, would occupy about 12 years in coining from that star to our earth.
-t;at. TiiE POST OFFICE. --4- Returns in pursuance of two orders of the House of Commons ha e just been printed, containing much intormation relating to the effect of the reduction of postage upon the communication by lelters in Gieai Britain and Ireland and upon the Pot Office revenue. The following abridgment includes all that is of much importance in the COli tenis of these official tables No. 1 is a leturn of the number of chargeable letters passed through the London General Post (in wards and out wards) in each period of four complete weeks Irotn (hat which ended on the 5th of Janu- ary, 183a, to that which ended on the 27th oj" March in the present year. Taking the latest period to which the account is brought down, and comparing it with the corresponding of 1839, when the old rates of postage \\ele in opera- tion, we tind that the number of letters in the lour weeks ending on the 30th of March, 1839, was 1,604,358; and that the number in the equal pe> iod ending on the ^7t'1 ot March, 1841, was 5,0t>(), 1*27, which shows a multiplication of the chargeable letters passing through the London General Post by three and about an eighth. No. 2 is a siinilar return relating to the London district post, so far as it could be made up but for the year 1839, it is imperfect. We learn from this return that in the two weeks ending on the 12th of February. 18:9. and the two weeks ending on the 4th of May, 1839, the number of letters was 1,150,015, and that i" the tour weeks ending on the 27th of March, IS41, Ihe number was 1,706 158, showing an increase ot ;ïO per cent. in the letters passing through the London district post. No 3 is a statement of Ili(, number of leflers, franked and chargeable, del ivered in the United Kingdom in one week of each calendar month, from November, 1839, to March, 1841, inclusive. The increase, comparing 'he first with the last of these periods, is from 1,585,973 to 3,721,455, or a multiplicatioo by nearly 24, The first week of which the numbers are given subsequent to the establishment of the uniform penny rate, viz that ending on the 23d of February, 1840, shows a mul- tiplication by two. The 13 subsequent months present an increase slowly prog'essive No. 4 is an account of the gross and net Post Otlice revenue and the cost of management in the United Kingdom (distinguishing Ireland) for the years respectively ending on the 5th of Januaiy, 1S39, 1840, and 1841. The !iubsrance of this ac- count is that the penny uniform rale has occasioned an increase in the cost of management of the Post Office of the United Kingdom from 1:686,768 to £ 963,677, and a decrease of the net revenue from £ 1.659,509 to ^405,927. No. 5 is an account of payments in the years 1839, 1810, and 1841 respectively, for the transit of the mails, which does not present any infurma- tion of importance. No 6 is an account of the amount of money orders issued and paid in London, and of the pound- ap on tlrp former, In eac))ofthref months ending respectively on the 5th of February, 1839, 1840, and IS41. In the first of these months the money- orders issued amounted to X2623, the orders paid to f3347, and the poundage to £ 53 10s. In the second the oiders issued were £ 5S5i, the orders paid £ 8141, and the poundage £ 123 I5s. Audio the third (lite poundage having been reduced in the interim from 6d to 3d on sums not exceeding £2 and from Is 6d to 6d on sums batween £ and £ "S) the orders issued present a five-fold increase, amounting now to t,"26,.521, and the orders paid a more than seven-fold increase, bt-ititr ilow < £ 59.422. What is remaikable on the face of this statement, in addition to the very large increase in the aggre- gate of remittances by Post Office orders consequent upon the reduction of the poundage, is the proof it affords that the remittances of small sums from the provinces to London are to an amount considerably greater than the similar remittances from 14ondou to the provinces. No 7 ought to have been an account of the net amount of Post Office revenue derived from foreign and colonial po-tage in the year ending on the 5' h of January, 1841. Such an account is neces- sary to any accurate estimate of the actual loss to the cotintiy from the general reduction of postage. Ii is. therefore, to be regretted thallhe POSI Office has been compelled to answer the parliamentary order in these terms :—" As no distinct account is kept of the foreign letters, the Post Ollice is unable to furnish this return."
We understand that ibe Bank of .Messrs Barber and Marshall, of Walsall, closed on Fiiday last. 'The Times says. the failure is attributed to the embarassmeni- of a son of one of the members of the tii in, carrying on business ill Liverpool."—We have been informed that the amount 01 their notes in circulation is very small, not more than from £ 2000 or £ 2500, and their other engagements, we presume, are (I iflitig. CHKIST'S HOSPITAL.—On Ea-rer Tuesday the boys in Christ's Hospital, in number neaily 850, walked in procession from the school in Newgate Street to the Mansion House. They vele iccoin- panied by Mr Brooks, the steward, the nurses, and the beadles, and passed through the streets in a very oiderly manner. On arriving at the Mansion House they "alked through the Egyptian Hall into the saloon, where they were received by the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, and the Lady Mayoress, sur- rounded by a OUlpter of spectators when a shilling, two bun«, and a glass of wine were given to each of the boys, who then retted in the same order. From the Mansion House the boys wpie conducted to Christ Clitiich. Newgate Street, to which the t,o-d Mayor and Lady Mayoress came at three o'clock in the afternoon, to hear a set iniitl from his lordship's chaplain, tbe Rev Dr. Stebbing. on which occasion the Easier anthem, composed b. one of the senior boys, was chained. The total number ot boys in this asylum, in London and Hertford, is at present nearly iSOO, FATAL ocetjltRFNcF,. Ye,;Ierilay the Rev Robert Qtiinii, clergyman of the Scotch Presbyterian Church of Fermoy, met with a sudden and awful death in this city, under the following circuit) stances. It appears lhat he had come to town for the purpose of attending the consecration of the New Scots'Church in Queen Street, the erection of which ha« juSt been completed, and to hear ])r Cooke of Belfast, who was to preach oil the occasion. The unfortunate gentleman was standing oil the foot way, outside M'lver's liotel, ill Patrick Street, talking to a friend at about half paat three o'clock p.m., when a horse, ridden by a boy of about twelve or thirteen years of age, rushed madly and furiously forward fnon adirectly opposite direction, and with an impetuosity thai nothing could control, dashed his chest and shoulder with such violence against the Rev MrQuinn, that the unhappy man was driven against the wall of the hotel with a force that instantly brought the blood bubbling from his mouth and nose in torrents his rebound frolll the wall threw hilll 114 the grouud, where he fell across the check stone of the foot way, and when taken up, was quite dead One of ibe runners at the coach office adjacent, who was standing by at the time, said lie saw the horse roll oyer the ill fated gentleman, and when rising placed his knee or hoof mi bis chest; hut on examination no mark of that soM, nor indeed, any external wound whatever, appeared on the body. Dr Montague Smith, who was approachiuK the scene of this sud catastrophe it)at)"pp"nedtret;t)ontrqtnthatwhichthehcr!.e took, and having seen the animal's turious pace, rushed forward, saw MrQuinn prostrate, and had him instantly brought into Ihe public room ol the hotel, where he and Or Delaiiy opened veins in the tleceased's arms, but he yielded only a few drops of blood, and the slight pulsation in his wrist, and 'he tremulous beating of his heart, which were le!t when he was liist brought ill, then ceased for ever. A great crowd of respectable persons was in the rooll) in a very few minutes, amongst ihe first of whom we saw several medical gentlemen, who did all that medical or surgical skill could do to restore animation, but all their efforts were iu vain, for the unfortunate gentleman was dead when Ii, st removed from the street. An additional feature of melancholy is added to this awful and fatal accident by Ihe fact that the wife of Ihe deceased has suffered this bereavement under the painful circumstance of having becume a mother for the second time, but a fortnight before, and had been mijrlied but two year-CorL- South,-rn Reporter, April 17. SINGULAR ACCIDENT.—On Saturday afternoon a cart belonging to .Mr Gregory, of Spiiultields Maiket, which was drawn by one horse, and con- tained So bags of potatoes, to be shipped on board I he Isabella Allen, in the eastern basin of the London Dock, was drawn lip on the qtlay, close to the vessel, and the driver was about to commence the removal of his load, when the horse took fright at the shaking of the sails of another vessel, and turned suddenly round and backed towards the basin. The cart was precipitated into a barge lying close to the quay, and dragged the horse along with it. here was a gir silting on the top of the load of potatoes, and she screamed loudly for help, and it was feared she would be thrown into the water, as the horse was ve-y restive and plunged violently. She was, however, taken up unhurt, as well as the driver, who a'so fell into the barge k,iiii tie horse and carl. Mr Walts, a master rigger, and his men, immediately descended into the barge, and after unloosening the harness, set the horse free, and rowed the barge to another part of the dock, nnaer a crane, and life tiolse and cart were I)oisted ijpon the quay. The hor-e did not sustain any injuiy, but the cart was much shattered the fail.
BURNING OF THE SHIP AUSTRALIA. (From the Glasgow Courier.) The following are extracts from a letter received in Edinburgh from a cabin passenger of the brig Aus- tralia from Leitli to Port Phillip, which vessel was consumed by lire ai sea, off tiie coast of Alriea, on tin 29th of December, dated near Cape Town — "I sÍlall endeavour to give you an account of tlli, awful calamity, and the miseries we have endured since for preserving me to be able to do so. I trust shall ever be grateful to Almighty God, who heard our cry, and has wondcrfu'ly guided us, and brought us to this hlld. The, 25th of Dec. being Christmas Day, we were becalmed, and from many associations, the day was spent happily. In the morning we killed a shark; and I prevailed oil the captain to lower the stein boat to get a ft-w lit)tirs' stiootiti,- ;it tli(! s(-;t birds, which surrounded the ship in great numbers, which he was kind enough to allow. We had all excellent day's sport. I shot four of those large birds the albatross they measured frlllll the tip of one wing to the tip of the other 10 feet we had thplJ) dressed, intending to eiit tlieiii for our new year's dinner, but, alas our expectations were miserably frustrated, and instead of the happiness we expected, we were on that day a crew of half starved miserable creatures, our new year'sdutnerconsisl ing ofa quarter of a biscuit soaked with sea water, about two inches of raw haul, and a table spoonful of water. From the 25th until the 29th we had very i-oualj weather, the ship rolling tremeuduously. We had supped at seven o'clock, and went upon deck after, as was our usual custom. On going below to the cabin a smell of smoke was perceptible,which was I bought might pro- ceed from the steward's pantry, or some of the holies' berths. We Soon found on removing the good.s from the after cabin and passengers'berths, that the smoke pro- ceeded from II", hold,wlliclt wastiow increasing rapidly. We now hove the ship to, being off the (Jape of Good Hope, in lat 35 60, and long. S, the Cupe being 31.30, and long. IS. so that we were upwards of ,500 utiles in a direct line from lalld, alld sailing with every Sail set the ship could carry. Tile order was now given to throw the cattle overboard, break in the bulk head to endeavour to get at the fire with water, and to open the main hatches. The confusion on deck was IIOW ilwfnl. One of the bulls got loose ill endeavouring to get him overboard; the deck was covered with spars and sails, and the smoke was now so great that no person could work <>r remain below for any time, anil was bursting through every crevice of the ship fore and aft; it was impossible to get off the hatches to get at the tire with wa'er. We now saw it was impossible to save the ship, allll our exer- tions were, therefore, directed to get the boats laullched and save our lives from fire, the sea was running so high we thought it impossible tlte boats could live iu it; alter much difficulty we succeeded at last in getting the long boat thai the bulls occu- pied overboard, and towed at the stern, into which we threw a few bags of biscuit, half a cask of water, some hams, a few cheeses, and a small jar of brandy. I was now almost exhausted working upon deck, and ran down to gi-t a (tritik. I had scarcely finished and on looking through the crevice we had broke out at the bulk lieatl in the alter cabin, I perceived the whole hold was like a furnace, and that the sooner we got into the boats tb" better. I, therefore, ran to my berth, seized the only thing I cared much about, the Bible I got from Annie the day lIef, Scotland and her dear self; previous to lhis I had succeeded in throwing my portmautcau and hat box into the long boat the rest of the passengers cou'd save nothing. 'I'hti dirkii(,si w;is tiisi)ellt',l by the flaiiies now bursting from the lore hatches, which increased our exertions to get all our three boats launched; at last ibis was accomplished iu the midst of flames, and we all got sale into the boats. We had scarcely got the boats cut from the ship whm the mainmast fell overboard with a tremendous crash, the ship 111111 rigging being all in one volume of flame, and lighting the whole heavens anil the surrounding atmosphere, for inih s around. It was now one o'clock; and thus, in a few short hours, were we launched upon the wide ocean, without a mast or sail. Fortunately, we had a compass and although the sea ran heavy, yet the wind was favourable, and Hit! boats being all towed together, were allowed to drift before the wind until the morning light appeared, when we succeeded iu erecting two blankets lor sails, with two oars for masts, having cut awav our third boat, allll divided the crew into two -19 being iu the long boat., and 9 ill the small. We now steered in an easterly direction, endeavouring to make tlie Cape of GOOld Hope. For eight days and nine nights where we driven about on the mighty deep. We had uoseaseven tosit upon, hut lay like pigs in the bottom of the boat, which being used oil board of ship as a house for the cattle, was in a most- filthy state with thing; ant! the «aves, breaking in over the boat washed the fibb into our clothes, and the few blankets we had preserved Day and night we were obliged to be constantly biling out the water, which we did with one of Gillon's soup canisters, it being the ou'y vessel we bad which alternately served for this purpose, and for mixing up our allowance of water antl brandy, which, to each person, consisted-of a teaspoonlul of brandy in a wiue glass full of water three times a day. with a quarter of a biscuit, and occasionally about half an ounce of raw hair or cheese. Thus, half starved with hunger, thirst, antl cold, on the morning of Wednesday, the Otli of January, we came in sight of Jalld, in a most miserable condition; three were lying in the bottom of the boat insensible, one deranged, and one dead from cold and the effects of drinking the sea water; had our mi-erics been pro'onged longer, few of us eould have survived 24 hours. I despaired ol ever seeing you again in this world, and wished, if I was to perish, that death iiiigilt lot be tardy ill its execution; but morning, and night our earnest prayers were sent up to God, who has wouderiuUv delivered us and brought us to a laud of plenty. On W eduesday morning, then, our spirits were raised by seeing the land. Oars were put to the boats, ant) we pulled for it as hard as tiui, strt-ligtil wlluld permit, and landed on a barren coast, about two hundred miles to the north of the Cape of Gootl Hope, and about ten to the north of Oliphant River. Here, after hauling up our boats, we rested timing the heat of the meridian sun, which was excessive; and in the evening erected a tent and kindled a fire. We here dug a grave for the pmlr hoy who died, whose name was John Cbisholm, from lnvcrkeilhing, a steerage passen- ger: he has a brother and two sisters with us. We had next day the same to to the lad who went mad bis name was George Peat, likewise a steerage passenger, from Perth. Titis day we got all our blankets and clothes dried and having divided our crew into lour watches, we went to sleep 'The next day we endeavoured to explore the country and find some fresh water; but we could see noihing as far as the eye could reach, but bush growing upon the hot sand in short, all barren and no traee, ol being inhabited. We therefore determined to get every- thing in order to prepare to march next morning as far as we could along the sea coast in search ol a river, the months of SI veral being- luarked ill the chart, and the captain was certain we could not be tar from one. Accordingly, bv day break, each with his burden ol clutiles, bread, or water, we commenced our weary journey over burning sands and under a scorch- iilg SLII). It would have been <>t no avail suppose we hul saved anything from the ship as we were obliged to throw every thing away except the clothes on our backs. The few things I saved in my portmanteau I divided amongst part of the crew, who lost their own clothes. The portmanteau and hal box were com- pletely destroyed wjth sea water. My splendid ward- robe now (if one pair of torn trousers, one coat, one vest, one pair of shoes and Jocks, one shirt, and one hat. With walking and resting we accomplished to walk about seven miles, and rested wearied,hungry,and faillting frulII thirst: this was on Friday. On Saturday morning, having slept ill the bush, we again resumed our march, and about eight o'clock our drooping spirits were roused by the sight of a river, antl, going fur! her up in quest ol Iresh water, we discovered a fisherman's hut, and saw people walk, ing about. Our despair was now turned into .joy, and siiieerf-ly did we humble ourselves before our Heavenly Father and pour out our thanksgivings for leading usat last to our so much wished for haven; and having hoisted our colours, which fortunately we prese ved, we were glad to see a hoat wilh three men put off, ;Ili(l, oil coming to tand,one of them proved to be all Englishman, who happened to be Oil a visit to the Dutch fisherman's house, and who acted as interpietcr between us antl Mynheer Low, the boor's name. V\ e told them of our calamity and miserable situation, antl iu a few hours after we were enjoying ourselves over a bau ch ol venison and rice, antl, vvhat in our eyes was as precious, a glass of spring water- We were assured wc were now among Christian people, and that we would want for nothing. We have indeed found it so. I could not have believed there was such kindness and hospitality in the wor d as these Dutch people have shown to us ever since we have been here; the kindness we have experienced from these people is incredible. One storckeepei antl farmer, on our arrival, sent its a present of six sheep, ,,s of rie, tvl, sugar, ille;it, tirati(iy, ati(I twi) b;ii- raisins; others sent us bread, fruit, &c Wre re- mained at Oliphant's River until Monday liist, ill order that the Governor of the colony might make arrangements to transport us to (ape TowlI We are ,low ilirou.,t the country, at government's expense, in three waggons drawn by (4 oxen each. tftave written you from here for the purpose of sending it forward to Cape Town by the waggons. 1 must rcipain here a few days behind the rest of our party, inconsequence of the illness ol Mr Harris, a cabin passenger, who has been so ill that he is not able to proceed further at present.
DARING MURLit NEAR BRISTOL. Bristol, April 19th. One of the most atrocious murders ever recorded was perpetrated on Saturday lIIornin last at the quiet village of Tocklillgroll, about eight miles from Bristol, under the following circumstances:—Tin I unfortunate deceased, Mr William Fisher, was 54 years of age, and a tcry respectable farmer, living on his own freehold estate at the hamlet of Havvkley. near Tocklington. Oil Saturday morning, having occasion to proceed to Bristol market, with a cart load ol p tatoes for sa e, he slopped at a retail cider kept of 'Thomas, and called for a jug of cider. VVhile he was drinking the cider, and conversing with tw-o persons at the house, named James Cudimore and Richard Knapp, the murderer (William VVeymau), who is a pensioner, having been disebaiged Irom a cavalry regiment, came in alld cal/pd lor a pint of cider, which was supplied him. He had not been there many minutes before the landlady observed inside the breast of his coat a cavalry pistol, which, seeing a piece of brown paper in the muzzle, she judged to be loaded heavily and expressed her alarm at it. As, however, the prisoner was in the habit of shooting cattle for the butchers in the neigh- bourhood, and cleaning guns. &e., for the fanners as a mode of livelihood, ill addition to his pension, this circumstance, she was told, need not surprise her; besides which the prisoner (feelkre(i it not to be loaded. The prisoner then entered in conversation with the persons in the house, to whom he was well known, and said that he had been to the post ollice, where he had got a penny letter, containing £50 The farmers present, knowing the prisoner's habitual mendacity, joked him about this, and the deceased Mr Fisher said, "That's a lie, I know." The prisoner immediately answered, "If you had said that outside, Fisher, VOll should never have kicked more. The deceased being a man of very jocular habits, said, Pshaw," allll repeated the ol, servation. The prisoner then got up from his seat, and went into the back kitchen for a minute or two, and oil his return clapped his pistol against the cheek of the deceased, and before either of the persons fit the house had time to interfere, dis- charged its contents through the head of Fisher, who fell instantly on the floor, the pistol falling Desitle Itiin. A medical gentleman, who happened to be riding by at the moment, hearing the report of the pistol, came into the house and examined the de. ceased, who was, however, quite dead, his tongue being shot off and tile lower part of his cheek very much shattered. White the surgeon was examining the body, the prisoner, with the greatest coolness said, -1 1 know that's a dead shllt." The coroner's inquest was held this day before Mr Ellis, and from the evidence adduced, and the statements made by the prisoner after his apprehen- sion, it appeared that the prisoner had been contemp- la illg the commission of this atrocious act for some days. It was proved that oil Friday last he purchased some gunpowder and two marbles at a shop in the ueighboiiruood, and that iu the afternoon of Fritlay lit; told a man named Cook that he had been looking about for Mr Fisher all the day, and that if he had louud him he would have shot liiin. The constable also deposed to Ihe prisoner's having said to him when apprehended, 1 will go any where with you, for I ki,o%v I sliall be liatigt.d for it; but I s'li;ill (lie happy, as it was all for that woman." The prisoner did not mention the woman's name, but having also said that "he II.KI had it harbouring in ltis bre;i,t before lie went ilito tije ariiiv," it wits utid(-i-stoo(i to be all allusion to the wift of* the deceased, for wllllm it was said that about 29 years ago he professed an attachment, although she was then only about twelve years of age. The prisoner having committed a robbery at that period, to avoid apprehension entered the army, and was present at the battle ol Waterloo. During his absence Mr Fisher married the young noman.and lived happily with her until the period when his existence was tiius awfully terminated. The prisoner also said that he had kept the pistol loaded for four days, but that he could not find Fisher before that iiioriiiiig, iiiiiikiii, it a convenient opportu- tiily, lie sliot him. The jury, after hearing the whole of the evidence, returned a verdict of-" Wilful Murder against Will. Weymati," who was committed to Gloucester gaol lor trial. THE LovtKS OF PUBLIC EXECUTIONS DISAP-
POINTED—Ou Saturday morning, between seven and eii-ht o'clock, the writer of this paragraph iiiet, oil his way from Kirkdale, crowds ol men and hoys, with a few girls and women, hurryitig towards Kirkdale Gaol, in the belief, evidently, that Hol- land, who lies there under sentence of death for murder, was to he executed at the hour ol eight, lie asked one party what they were going lo see when a fellow in a carter's frock replied, laughing;, Oil oitly ti) see a ittaii d,iiiciiig til)i)n tiotliillg So tickled were his companions at the wit of his saying that they all laughed out right. Yet these are the hardened and insensible wretches lo fiigh'en and terrify whom the punishment ol death is inAided !-AIIJioll. THE MuititAiN.— Much doubt has existed as to whether this disease ever attacks the human sub- ject; and notitbstanding .some well authenticated instances in the smith, it has generally beijn sup- posed to confine ilself to quadrupeds. We are, howev er, info-tiled that a man named Atkinson, residing at Basseniliwaite, is now suffering severely from the disease; and if this be true his case would be well deserving: the attention of the pro- ession as affording an opportunity of a more perfect diagnosis of this el),deinic than has been hilier10 obtained. — Carlisle Patriot. EXTRAORDINARY ACCIDKNT AT SF-A, Oil Thursday week, during thv pas»fge ol ttie John Bu'I steamer from Hamburg to London, an accident of a mo-t singular nature happened to a youua man, named Clark, all apprentice on board, who i« nearly out of his time. Clark was st nt illlo the maw chains,some hours alter the vessel lelt Hamburgh, lor the purpose ot heaving the lead, lie was on the larboard side of t'1 e vessel, and had been engaged for some lime in taking soundings, when be was suddenly missed by the mate, who vvas ai the wheel, and who heard a noise resembling Ihitl ol a man splashing his hands anri fed in the water. The vessel was immediate y sloppi-d. atilt backed asleru, the hoal lowered, and the men who rowed it looked about for nearly twenty minutes, bill Without being able to fill I lii.11. The boat relumed to the steamer, and vvas hoisted up, "11<1 the ve.se) pr<jce('<Ie't on lie** voyage, evi,ry otie lie "as lost. D-i-eet'Y al'ter"ilr(iK soflie "f the men went to lite side oi ihe vess I, it, (I h-u led in the lead line, and to their great surprise pulled up the body of Clark, wh" hold been tor nearly twenty iiiinute,4 its ilie walpr suspended by the line, which had made a complete hitch knot round his neck. Capt Corhiu, th,. commander of the ship, Mr Gibbs. I he IJltilp, and all the h all, 1,4 that could be spared, lost 110 time in using every means in their I ower to save him. He was conveyed to the fore cabin, stripped, and placed in a hot bath, waier having been procured trom the boi'ers for the put pose. C'apt. Co-bin and his male applied llie means recommended by 'he Royal Humane Society lor saving life, but it was long before the JOUIIJJ man exhibited the least signs of animation. The captain and his men wou'd not despair, they coniinu d their exertions, and exactly one hour after Ihe sufferer vvas taken out ot the waier, he began to show some signs of life. Stimulants were I hen judiciously supplied lo him, and he soon afterwards became conscious of his situation. I] i- neck and i iii-oai were much swollen, and nqniries were made of the passengers on board for leeches; and at Lst a man agreed lo supply a few from a case in his possession, on being paid 2s 6d for them There was no tine it) it-sist bticit a deniatid, the necessity for the leeclies was urgent, and the money was paid. The swelling was soon reduced by the application of the leeches, and by the tittie the vessel reached London, the youiiz trial, appeared to he out of immediate danger. He is now doing well. II appears that when befell overboard his head was kept above watei while the ship was moving, and lie ,.its dragged through the sea with it, but when Ihe vessel stopped he sank and teniained suspended nllder the water with Ihe rope rouutl his lieck, Perhaps a more singular occurrence never happened. The passenger who exacted 2s fid lor Irs leeches was very properly served by Captain Corhiu, who made him pay IOS, fol. the case of leeches, which would have b eeu passed among bis luggage in the usual manner, bui for the hard bargain he drove while a lellow creature was suffering. (JNIOS [IALL, Lul,t)ox- (),I Saturday t»o sailors, named Wilson and Peters, were charged with jumping out o'" the Greenwich train whilst going over Bermondsey Bridge at full speed. The inspector of the railroad stated, that as the rain arrived at the spot above named, which is a very narrow part of the line, the defendants sprung ,)tit of ttiei, ciirliageg to the infinite alatm of the other passengers. Neither of them however, hurt, and they ran as fast as they could after the train. They were immediately taken into custody Wilson said it was their tiisl trip on a railroad, and they did not kno they were disobeying orders in jumping out. They had olten jumped from a coach whilst going fast. They bail just arrived trom Valparaiso, and did not know anything about rail- loaos. 'The magistrate said, that as they were ignorant of the danger they had inc"rred. he would only fine ti)etit 109 eac. bit if s%lcit an act look place agiiin the heaviest One should be inflicted.
INFLUENCE OF RAILWAYS IN DEVELOP ING THE MINERAL RESOURCES OF A COUNTRY. 011 0111" recent trip to Darlington, at the opening (if ilie Great North of England Railway, the probable influence of that undertaking on the commercial interests of the district through which it passes was naturally a subject of injury. VVhile obtaining information as lo ibis point, in reference to ihe line just completed, we learned a uumber ot fools in relation to several ot the previously existing northern railways, which appear worthy ol being recorded, to illu-trate the power ot lho.se great means of comtnucalioti to develope the resources of a country. Bpfore the openiug- of the Stockton and Dai liugton Railway, the export trade in coals might be said to he confined to tlie rivers Tyne alld Wear. That railway was originated chiefly in order to supply the wants of tht- dis rici it traver.-es ill reference to fllel; and the estimate then made of the probable quantity «--f coals which would pass along the line, that ,her,- -otild he 80,01)0 tolls for the neighbourhood, and 10,000 for exporf annually. The number of ions now carried by ilie company is, for Ihe neighbou'ing districts. 130,000 tons for ex portal ion, 560,000 yearly. Its the iticaiititiie, the Clai-eitee itailway, terniiiiiitiiigoii the Tees, has t),eii t)i-ouglit into ol,era,ioii. and contri littles to the coals exported probably not less than 150,000 lOll" per annum. At a later period, the Marquess of Londonderry constructed his har- bour of Seahain, a port atv ut four miles south of Suiitlei land; it is tltfticull to state the quantity thence exported yearly, but it probably exceeds 300,000 tons. At a still more recent period, the ancient fishing town of Hartlepool has become the scene of the export of a still larger quanlily. How striking is the contrast between the stale of D.i'haisi at -he present time, and at rile period w hen Doomsday book was compiled The amount of money annually received within thirty miles of Darlinurtnii, for coals atone, may be roughly slated at X"4,000,000,000 sterling (of course, this area em- braces Newcastle and its vicinity); but a la'ge proportion of this enormous revenue flows iuio that county, of which noting better could be aid h.v ibe surveyors ot William the Conqueror, than l' Durham is waste.—Leeds Mercury
COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH. -MON D.ILY. (Sittings in Banco.) YEWINS v. OSBALDESTON. — THEATRICAL PER- FORM A N C KS. was an action tried at the la-t sittings iu Hilary Term, before Mr Justice Williams, and it was brought by the plaintiff to ireover certain penalties under the provisions of the Act ot 2 Heol ge II., sec. I atid 2, which the defendant had rendered himself liable to in consequence of his having caused to be acted, and played himself Mac vetIl, Virginius, and other regular tragedies, in the Ihea'te of which he was the lessee, and thai theatre not being duly licensed for the performance of the regular drama. The jury fuund a verdict for the defendant. The Attorney General this morning moved for a rule to show cause why that verdict should uol he net aside and a new trial granted. The learned couiisel said it was proved beyond doubt that Mac- beth and other regular plays had been acletl at Sadler's Wells, antl that the defendant had taken part iu the perlo. ntance, thereby rendering himself liable to double penalties. The jury, however, con- trary to all the evidence in the case, r"uo" a verdict for the defendant, he supposed ill consequence ot their not approving of the provisions of the statute, under which the inlorinaiion was laid. Now such a finding could not tie allowed lo stand, for if it did the Court would tie allowing; juries to put their own interpretation oil the law, instead of administering it as they were bound to do. Couits and juri s were bound t o administer the law as they found it, and as in this case the verdict was clearly against evidence, he trusted their lordships would direct a new trial. The court granted a rule to show cause.
THUGGEE. It is a very surprising circumstance that the above nefarious practice should have been carried on for so many centuries, throughout almost every part of the Indian peninsula, and yet that it should not have engaged the seiiotis attention of Government, until within the last leu years, when the late Lord Win. Bentinck bestowed upon the subject his gravest consideration. So far back as the year 1828, the wi-iiei aas ftilly coiivitkeed tivat the system of Thuggee prevailed to an »larming extent on the River Hooghly, bet« een Calcutta and Sanoor island, from the frequent recurrence of small boats and their crews being missed, which were never after- wards heard of. In March, 1830, his own Sircar left Messrs Leyburn's offices in Calcutta with goods, and accompanied by a "mangee" and four "dingee w a I lees," proceeded on their roure to Foil tali, taking water at Chandpalll Ghaut, about six o'clock in the evening. 'They were seen al Myapore at three o'clock the following morning, iu company with some minstrels, but they were never afterwards heaid of, although ihe shear was himself a native of Fuitali, In the following week, a gentleman of the name 01 Campbell, residing at Mud Point, a little above the station of Kedgeree, was invste- tiously lost in going down the river in a beau I ieiigh. The mangee said that lie tell overboard accidentally, whilst off Futtah. Three mornings alteruards, a very minute search having been made to rescue the body, the same was discovered floating down with the tide, and having been secured was lowed down to the Futralt dock. On examining the person of the deceased, the trowsers and waistcoat pockets weie observed to be turned inside otit, whilst two very serious wounds had been inflicted upon his head apparently by a marigee's bill book, or some such instrument the forehead was severely cut, and a portion of the brain was seen protruding trom the occipiial wound. The writer desired ihe thannadar of the village to summon a nalive jury to inspect the condition of the body, but they could not be I-revailed upon to attend tipoti the occasion. The corpse was in consequence thereof obliged to be interred on the following morning, in the compound ot Fuitah (arm. In less than a week afterwards, a bearer atid a kiitiiiidt,,var, oil their way up front Diamond Harboul. to the ship Thalia, lying off ChiJlHpaul Ghaut, were unaccountably lost, and not h i ng more w as beard of them. There is little doubt, but that a sliong squad of Thugs are on the constant IcU out about the public ghauts of the Presidency: and that at all the intervening "cho kies," between the latter and Saugor, an intercorres- ponding agency is secretly and strictly maintained -and it there is any one chokie more than another which requires being vigilantly looked after, with relat ion to Thllgee, it is that of Myapore, a village about live miles north of Futtah. The writer has been up and down the Hooghly Itiverforiiiany years, both by nighi and day, and has every reason to believe that a formidable horde of Thugs frequents that spot. Libeial rewards held out by the Go. veriiieni, for the cai),ure of upon their con- viction ot crime, with a free pardon to the parties giving evidence against the principals, mighi tend in some measure to stifle this horrible practice at any rate, nothing should be left undone that can be done to extirpate from the land a barbaious class of demoniacal fanatics who are the sworn and avowed enemies of the human race. — The Llmdo/l East Indian Telegraph.
REMARKABLF. i(ottfs. It is not generally known thai the gallant charger which bore Lord Sandys upon the field of Waterloo is still living, and may be seen at this time its the grounds of* his nobe owner, ut Oinbersley, in this county. The horse is evidently ou his last legs, as may be sup- posed to be the case, after braving the storms of itiore [hall itiirly winters. C,,pei-lia,,Yei, ihetioied steed which carried the Duke of Wellingloll at Waterloo died a few months ago, and we believe ,es ill all lioisoiik now reposes in an honourable sepulchre near Strath- lieldsaye. 'The following particulars relative to ihe late ol the horse which Sir Ralph Abereromby rode at his last ifeld in Egypt, antl (rum which the noble soldier f(-;l iii,,riii'lv wounded (,.i iliat occasion,may 11111 he unacceptable to our readers. The animal was an Arabian of great beauty, and iu 1824 he was s -ni to Scotland under the care of one of the attendants of George the Fourth, iliets viiiiiijig the North, and was there taken in charge by a gentleman who occupied « country resident e in the county of Ayr. He survived for several yea, s, and It is death occurred under the tol'owing circumstances: — One fine frosty morning, as he was parading in the paik, a sound as of distant musketry s ruck upon his ear, and threw hilll into an atlitude expressive of great excitement. The noise in reality proceeded from a "curling rillk" Ilr some distance, the stones em- ployed in that cheei tul winter game often striking upon each other with such force as to siceiii like the report ol fire arms. Evidently fancying that he heard anew the battle sounds of his early days, the poor creature giitrled off iu a frantic state iow-rd- the spot from whioh the noise proceeded lie leapt at the park gale, but, alas', his former strength was gone, and be lore himselt dreadfully by the spikes which surmounted ihe uppetmosi bar. Neverthe- less, be made his way to ihe ice, where he reeled fell. Hp was brou lit back lo the park, and treated with ihe greatest care but the injury hehad received was irreparable at his advanced age, aud he died soon aftev.- Lii-erpool Standard.
CORN TRADE. The weather has been exceedingly cold for tI last lew days, and although it might be suppo<<1 | the p> ogress of vegetation would be much retarded I the accounts generally received are not tinfavot" able: indeed, it may be truly said, a more I Spring has seldom occurred. Having receive" | only a limited supply of Wheat during ibe earl? part of Ihe present week, in Matk Lane, from counties of Essex and Suffolk, ami rather les«frt,nl ( counties of Essex and Suffolk, ami rather les«frt,nl ( Kent than usual, with a considerable improvement I fit the condition of most of the samples, ihe i rad* opened with more animation than previously pre. vailed, and rather advanced prices were very genff* I ally obtained. The improvement, however, entirely I confined to English Wheat, its the trade for forpilfP i was exceedingly slow, and had any desiie bee" evinced to press sales, it would have been neces* sary to submit to a reduction. There i* at presen' very 1 ii tie count ry demand for free foreign Whei»'» and there will probably SOlin be increasinc arrivalg 1 fro," abroad, a great many cargoes having bee" purchased for shipping to this market, "hieh i. not unlikely may be released even at the duty 23s 8s per qr. The supplies of malting Barley j ,lie (-(iinitieiicement of this week wer,- i,ot large- but the inallHiers having in many instances ceased t working, the sales of this article were exceedingly heavy, at a reduction in prices. Good grinding I qualities of English or Foreign continue, liooever, to support former rates. New Beans, though not in quite so extensive supply as of lale, appear I" meet "illl very little attention, and prices are still rather disposed to receffe than otherwise. With i the exception of a few cargoes ol Egyptian, duty paid, there are not at present many Foreign Bean* offering, and the prices of these are held wit'1 firmness. The demand for Hog Pease has mate* rially diminished, and although supplies are mode* rate, a further reduction has occurred in the value- I White Pease continue tolerably steady, but the demand is not active. Within the last few da)'* sllpplies of Oats have come forward rather liber- ) ally from lf-e and, and many parts (of the Eng ish coast, but in consequence of previous short slock* the disposition to give way in prices has not bee" I material, and a moderate extent of business only j has been done. principally amongst country bit),ers- Tonn dealers, however, are very cautious in itteif j purchases in the present dull stafe of trade, and prefer waiting the chance of a further reeditetitin. I The Malt trade is very inactive, and purchases t may be made ot' all, but very choioe qualities o'« I easier terms. In the value of Flour, ship or town j manufactured, there is material variation, but sales are slow. I
THE TEA TRADE, APRIL la.—The deliveries of | tea last week for home consumption increased to the extent of 60,000 lb over what they were in the pre- i ceding week, being 443 400 1b. This augmentation I arises probably from the circumstances of the market bavins; settled down more, so that buyers are induee'' I to make those purchases they had lirt-viously delavetl. I There is at present no speculation going ouf but » i steady bona fide business i» being transacted. j ONION Citop.-Tlie garden of Georjje Buchm, Esq., of Kelloe, is pleasantly situated in a v*llev' J through w hich the river B'-ackadder flows. 'The soil I is a stiff clay, hut most of it has been enriched by j manure and good management. For many year* the skill of successive gardeners was baffled in pro- ducinw a crop of Onion*; at laM Mr William Fait*. I a very intelligent gardener, accidentally sowed the seed upon a piece of ground which had been cropped i with Turnips the year before, when to his astonish- J tiienl a most abundant crop was produced. Ever afterwards, so long as he was gardener at Kelloff | the Oil ons were sown Upnll the gioaud which had been cleared of Turnips, and sticcetis always (0.- I()wed.-Ga,dener.' Chronicle. AN IMPROVED MODK OK RKAKING ONIONS.— fit autuiuu last, the Inverness Horticultural Society I awarded a first prize to Mr W. Mackenzie, gardener lo Sir J. W Mackenzie, al Rosehaugh, for several it very targe Onions. Mr Mackenzie ha- favoured »» || ,i,h Ihe follo<o\illg "CCOUIII of hiM mOlle 'fOa,i. h: O,iiois crop fit autumn I make elmiee of a :1 piece of ground well exposed, sheltered only by a he,ige, an,i of a sandy rich loam, well manured with I vegetable mould aud pigs' dung. After digging. I open dri Is an inch and a half deep, and twelve inches apart; t! en spread a little pigeon%' doing i" I the diills, which had been three mouths previously I exposed to the weather; and on the 8th September, | I sow the Sti nst'tirg kind, covering the seed « ith the j toot, aud alierwards taking smooth the surface «f I the ground. On the 6th May I thin the plants freM | three lo four inches apart; and ihe thinnings j itied, wiih al1 their roots, into a light, rich, weM exposed piece of ground, prepared in spring with k the same compost as above, with the exception f pigeon's dung. The fibrous rootq art' alone covered. the mould being gently pressed with the back f a | spade> watered overhead as I go on, aud in dry weather watered every evening for eight davs. 1 Not one in fit'1 y went hack or was seized with the I Hiaggol whereas the spring sown Onions were t almost al destroyed by the maggot iu the name j ground, and manured by the latlle compost. The soil iu Rosehaugh garden is a sandy, light loaa». | having been regularly cropped for upwards of sixty years is quile exhausted, and for some years haek I Onions weie uol doing well. Alter trying sever*' I experiment' iu July 1839, I got some rich eh*y, and j laid it down iu a hye place where all tfee »lup» »f j the house were thrown, and where it remained liM the February following. The grou»d intended for Onions heing dug the autumn prroediug, in February it was lined off into beds; then 1 spread the clay on these beds, three inches thick, and left it in that state till the Sill of March, when the clav vat «t| broken smooth 011101 stirred up, mixing, at ihe same time, some of the earth with it I then spread on the surface of the beds a good harrowlu) of pi2eou. dung, f esh from the pigeon hnuse, to every twenty square yards afterwards 1 sowed the seed, JamesT* Keeping, Portugal, Depifonl, and Blood Red. Thea I pressed them hard with the back of a spade, aud covered ihem, about a quarter of an inch, wiifc well broken earth from the alleys and about the l»i of August, two persons went along the beda with pole,each holding one of the ends iu nueh a matitier as, when walking up file alivys, fit suike the stems about an inch or two above Ihe bulb. I found this pro. e. ol great beuefi', all the growth of the stem is iheiehy consideiably checked, and the ahule uouMstimeut throwu into the bulb. About the- )m<l of September I commenced lifting the Ooiouat and laid them very thin oil a c ean piece of ground well exposed to file sun some days afterward* reiooved them lo a loft that bad free access of air* and those that had any crops strong enough were bound with pieces of bass matting to small switches of willow, and hung up to the rafters in the roof, where they were led till the approach of frost, when they ut-to all laid on a hed of ferns, and covered with then) to the tliicktie-s "t six inches; and the routs aie to-«lay much sounder that, they wpvp when taken out of the ground. The autumn sown, and May transplanted Onions fiotn the autumn tin "ill! and also the spring sown, liej-e tie clay was used, use treated above, were superior both in size tamti qu iliiy |ti alin<>nt any that | have seen grown iit this country; whereas file spring sown, ill the usual way of manuring, wee almost all destroyed by the maggot and such us escaped its raviiet,4 were not half i It.- size, and have I t kept near well ay the Clthels. Garde/It'nt' Chronicle,