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WALES versus BRISTOL. The following curious incident may afford our readers some amusement, and serve at an exemplification of a saying we have somewhere heard, that If a Bristolian sleeps with one eye open, a Welshman sleeps with both open." We suppress all names, bein aware that the majority of our readers are not acquainted with the parties. while we feel that the publication of them might cause many disagreeables among the persons con- cerned and their friends. However, of the veracity of our correspondent we have not the least doubt, and on his authority we vouch for the accuracy of the statement. On the 28th ult., a traveller from an extensive hat manufactory in Bristol, called at the shop of a tradesman in a village in Breconshire, who has lately made an assignment of all his effects to his principal creditors, for the general benefit, and has sittce that time remained on the premises, in charge of the property, at the especial desire of the assignees. It appears that the tradesman owed the Bristol tra- veller a small sum for hats, which induced the latter to call upon the former, who was interrogated in the following manner:—" Do you suppose Mr. that the hats ever arrived here? I rather fancy they are on the way." This was intended to cause a pro- duction of some of the goods, as it finally had that efect. Yes. air," replipd the tradesman, I am positive they did arrive here." "Will you allow me to look at a few of them so as to remove all doubt ae to their arrival, because, I think it impossible tiiey could have been here in so short a space of t.ime?" The tradesman did not think it impossible, Dor did he, indeed, think much about it, hut in order to convince the doubtful traveller, fetched half-a- dozen hat., and placed them before him, by which he was of course assured that the tradesman had not Made clandestinely away with the goods which the traveller considered were the property of the firm wbieh lie represented. Without much ceremony the Bristoliaa took up the hals, p'aced them in his gig sod drove towardsTredegar, observing as he departed that he would teach the South Wallians a lesson. Whether this lesson had been origin/illy compiled from a Reading made easy, or a dunning made fiard," cannot be ascertained, nor did it appear in wbat peculiar art or science. The tradesman imme- diately proceeded to Abergavenny to inform the assignees of the affair, who quickly bad a summons issued against the traveller, and a constable dispatched in purauit of him. When nearing Tredegar the con- stable got scent of him, being informed that a man answering the description given had been seen that Morning with bats, and that he had afterwards taken the Mertbyr road. Thither went the constable in full elnfe; arrived there, he discovered that the bird had town away by the train, but would return in the afternoon. He did return; the constable saw him, bat not being sure of his man, accosted him with I believe, sir, you belong to the firm of -———— and Ce.: they tell me you sell hats remarkably low, I wish to make a small purchase. The commercial shaking of bands having bwu gone through, the constable thought that a fitting oppor- tunity to make known his real errand, and accordingly delivered into his hands a summons to appear at Crickbowell, to answer a charge of illegally taking away and detaining six hais, the property of the before mentioned principal creditors. The Bristol ian was perfectly horror-struck at the idea of returning to Criekliowell under the charge of stealing his employer's hats he, however, did appear at Crick- bowel), where he was met by the assignees and their attorney. The Bristolian tutor acknowledged him- self outwitted, and now appeared very desirous of an amicable arrangement, pleading ignorance as an extenuation, and said he would bring the hats back and willingly pay all expenses, which was agreed to. Thus the Bristolian's first lesson in cunning wass (per force) given gratis to the sons of the land o* leeks. Hereford T'tnes. LOBO BURCHERSH.—This nobleman is to be the British Minister at the court of Berlin. How the Royal Academy of Music will be able to exist with- out the fostering care and presence of Lord Burll- I¡efllh no one it able to conjecture; for the pupils will be reduced to the melancholy necessity of con- tenting themselves with studying the works of Handet, llaydn, or Mozart, instead of constantly listening' to the inspiring: strains of his Lordship's prolific inose. The appointment, however, is likely to be exceedingly popular with his Prussian Majesty, who possesses a lewaikably fine band, and who has beelt Itraiuillg every nerve lately to get a master Miitable for How grateful, therefore, will it be to the King of Prussia to have a foreign Minister resident at his Court who has done such an opera a l p Austrian Caplive." and who is capable of fwtaftiut the works ot nucha great master as Rossini 7 avcha nicety that nobody can tell the difference. m~Cbeltenham Looer qn. J y/

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