SCIENCE. ASTRONOMICAL NOTICES. FEBRUARY IS39.-(No. 9.) Mercury will be too near the sun throughout this month to be easily distinguished. Fentt* will become tolerably conspicuous in the western horizon, near the end of this month This planet sets about an hour after the sun, at the be- ginning, and an hour and a half at the end of the month; the appearance of her disc is now nearly a complete circle, and its diameter equal to ten se- conds. On the 14th the moon will approach very near to Venus, but both planets will be below our horizon at the time. Mars and Jupiter will be well situated for teles- copic observations on any clear night during this month; the former rises on the 1st at nine o'clock, and the latter at eleven; and at the end, Mars rises at seven and Jupiter at nine. The planet Mars being near his opposition to the sun, has lost much of that gibbous appearance which he has lat- terly assumed; tiia whole disc being, moreover, considerably increased in magnitude. Saturn rises on the 1st, at half-past three, and on the 2flth, at two in the morning; and as this planet, towards the close of the month, will pass the meridian about six o'clock, the wonderful phe- nomena of his ring may be advantageously ob- served about that time. On the 8th Saturn may be seen in the vicinity of the moon, and about 7" north of it. The principal occultation occurring this month, is of the star tau in the Lion: immersion at 57 minutes past four: emersion at 31 minutes past five A.M. ENGINEERING.Tije distinction between civil and military engineering will he found, upon consi- deiation, to be more in name than in substance. It is, no doubt, quite true that there are s >me points with which the military engineer concerns himself, that can never fall within the scope of the civil en- gineer's duties; but we defy any person to point out an item in the occupations of the civil engineer, which at some period or other, eiiher of peace or of war, may not prove important to military, at,d very orten to naval officers. We have long been of opinion, therefore, that the officers of the United Service, when they happen, as is too frequently the case in peace, to find themselves without any actual occupation, would do well to administer to tbem- selves a course of civil engineering, in the confident I expectation of the knowledge thus acquired proving eventually of use to them in their professional career. (Tnited Service Journal.
POETRY. L. E. L.'S LAST QUESTION". BY ELIZABETH B. BARRETT. Do you think of me as I think of you, My friends, my friends She said it from the sea, The English minstrel in her minstxt-Isy- While under brighter skies than erst she knew, Her heart grew dark, and groped as the blind, To touch, across the waves, friends left behind- Do you think of me as I think of you ?" It seemed not much to ask- as Iof you- We all do ask the same—no eyelids cover Within the meekest eyes that question over- And little in this world the loving do, But sit (among the rocks ?) and listen for The echo of their own love evermore- Do you think of me as I think of you ? Love learned, she had sung of only loe- And as a child asleep (with weary head Dropped on the fairy book he lately read), Whatever household noises round him move, Hears in his dream some elfin turbulence- Even so. suggestive to her inward sense, All sounds of life assumed one tune of love. And when the glory of her dream withdrew, When knightly gestes and courtly pageantries Were broken in her visionary eyes By tears, the solemn seas attested true- Forgetting that sweet lute beside her hand, She asked not Do you praise me, 0 my land," But, I hink ye of me, friends, as I of you ?" True heart to love that poured many a year Love's oracles for England, smooth and well,—• Would God, thou hadst an inward oiaclc; In that lone moment, to confirm thee dear For when thy questioned friends in agony Made passionate response, We think of thee," Thy place was in the dust-too deep to hear! Could she not wait to catch the answering breath ? — Was she content with that drear ocean's sound, Dashing his mocking infinite around The craver of a little love ?—beneath Those stars, content-where last her song had gone ? They, mute and cold in radinnt life, as soon Their singer was to be, in darksome death! Bring your vain answers—cry, We think of thee!" How think ye of her ?—in the long ago Delights — or crowned by new bays ?—not so— None smile, and none are crowned where lyeth she- With all her visions unfulfilled, save one, Her childhood's, of the palm-trees in the SUD- And lo !—their shadow on her sepulchre Do you think of me as I think of von ? 0 friends, 0 kindred, 0 dear brotherhood Of the whole world—what are we that we should For covenants of long atYection sue ?— Why press so near each other, when the touch Is barred by graves ? Not much, and yet too much, This, "Think upon me as I think of you." Put, while on mortal lips I shape anew A sigli to mortal issues, verily Above th' unshaken stars that see us die, A vocal pathos rolls-and HE who drew All life from dust, and for all, tasted death, By death, and life, and love appealing:, saith, Do YOU THINK OF ME AS I THINK OF YOU ?
L I T T U It E. .0 Fraser's Magazine, February 1839. This able and popular perjodicaJ, for the present month, opens with a dissertation on the character, and a memoir of the life of the late Prince Talley- rand. The subject is not brought to a conclusion in the number before us; but already the pro- positions respecting the wily diplomatist are fully borne out.-that he was an unbeliever,—an egotist of the first water,—and seltisli to the extreme. What more remains to be adduced, can hardly depict him in harsher or darker colours than the unfinished sketch already pourtrays. So much 01 the history of France is necessarily mixed up with the life of Talleyrand, that although we are com- pelled to dislike such a man, it renders the memoir peculiarly interesting. It is too late in the week to transfer the lines on the Indian Ilaid to our poet's corner but those who are of such stuff, that the lamentations of a child of nature for things of nature, impart to them any feeling of sympathy wit!) the sorrower, will have their sympathy drawn out by the touch- ing lines to which we refer. The paper on Russian Fabulists, supplying also specimens in the shape of translations of their performances, is curious. We confess it fails in convincing us of any extraordinary degree of merit in that portion of Lord Durham's friends. We are almost tempted to say the same thing of the author of some lines which follow, on Mary Mag- dalene. They want spirit and energy. A de- fender of the female character should have more genuine knight-errantry in him. genuine knight-errantry in him. The Stranger's tale or, the chimney-corner of a country inn,is a busy stiring narration of miraculous escapes, from robbers and murderers, on the night of a snow storm; and by consequence a fitting story to be read just now, when the hills of Glamorganshire are white to their tops,like ancient hoary headed men, and the vales are knee-deep with the driftings from the mountain-sides. We are sure nobody will read it, let them be seated before never so comfortable a tire, without holding their breath more than once. Lord Melbourne is now numbered in Preiser's list of 4 little men and little measures;" but we have not yet read the bonne bouche, nor any of the subsequent papers. We reserve t hem till next week. ApropiJs of Lord Melbourne. Some people will have it that he will wear a ducal coronet; and be united to the Duchess of Kent. We don't think the Sun was the originator of the story but believe it was some print of equal respectability, credility, and all other ilitics thereto appertaining. The Monthly Magazine. Januuarv, 1839. This number has reached us so near the time for the appearance of its successor, that we can only say, that the editorship has passed into most able hand-,—John A. Heraud, Esq., the Author of The Descent into [hll,-Tlte Judgement of the Flood,-An Oration on the Death of Coleridge, and other wo:ks we need not now mention. Under this new superintendance we are sure the Monthly will essentially ditter from all its con- temporaries. It will deserve to be read for. we suspect, it will rather supply materials for think- ing, than food for the mere novel reader; as is the case with many periodicals. We must just mention that the Monthly Nurse, whose tales were read with considerable interest in Prater's Magazine, some time since, has, in the number before us, commenced a new series and this commencement promises well. LETTERS To A DISSSNTER.- Under thi-i title, the author of the Essays on the Church, has just published an abridgment of that work, which will serve for an excellent manual to the supporters of the Established Church, as they will find in it al! the facts and arguments that bear on the subject, in a small compass and at a cheap rate.
CHIT Clld T. MARCH OF SCIENCE. —A barber in Fenehureh- street has manufactured some wigs, which he styles the acme of hallitrichoplashmh." A baker up in a narrow court in Fleet Street has prepared some vtvificaceous biscuits; and a hatter in Leicester Square has invented a nightcap which he designates by the classical name of a capulyereredormitor A MEMORIAL against the apprehended alteration in the business of the London Post Office, on the Sabbath, signed by upwards of 1,600 of the solicitors "fth" Metropolis and its vicinity, was presented to the Lords of the Treasury on the 22nd. UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM. —The subscribers to Ihe Van Mildert scholarship have set apart f500 to found a scholarship for theological students, aud it is expected that a further sum will be applicable to similar purposes. The Quarterly Review states that by official returns, it appears that ten passengers have been killed out of more th m forty-four millions who have travelled ou rail-roads. SOME AMUSEMENT was excited a few days since, about II o'clock, in Whitehall, by the somewhat unusual circumstancs of a large stork beincr perched upon the top of the tele,rapliii), appai,alu, at the Admiralty, where it remained pluming its feathers for nearly half an hour. THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON's HEALTIL.-EVer since the Duke declined his annual visit to Belvoir, much anxiety has been felt upon the subjecl of his Grace's health which anxiety no authentic steps have yet been taken to relieve. Need ve add, that there are few subjects in which people of all ranks and opinions take a more lively interest than in the health of the Duke of Wellington ? I A YANKEE. "Now Ephraim had a great ob- jection to fur collars and cuffs, but to his utter amazement on putting on his new coat there was the very thing in perfection. He was very savage with his tailor, who, nevertheless, protested he sent the coat home only two hours before without either. Ephraim saw h's help gigglirg, aud insisted 011 an (,xplan3!iotJ, when it appeared his wife had been rubbing the collar and cuffs with Mac Alpine's African balm.S(im Slick, Junr. Mr Macready has, unsolicited, increased the salaries of the entire band of the Theatre Royal Covent-Garden an instance of managerial liberality in the middle of a season, we believe, wholly with- out precedent. GLOUCESTER.—EXTRAORDINARY BIRTri.-Tiiis morning (Wednesday) the wife of Mr Benjamin Jacques, of 69, Northgate-trePt, was delivered of three fine boys, who are all alive and hearty.— Cheltenham Chronicle. TRAFALGAR-SQUARE.—The designs to be pre- sented for the Nelson monument, in Trafaltrar- square, are expected to be very numerous. The models and drawings alone will occupy a large space, and have occupied many at-ti-its in preparing them a considerable time past. JUVENILE CRIME.—"NO fewer than seventeen persons were committed fo$- ti-lal from Hatton-jarden police office on Tuesday, on charges of petty felony. Of these fourteen were boys whose ages varied from eleven to fifteen, and the greatest part of whom were recognised as reputed thieves. A NOBLE LORD a short time ago applied to a pawnbroker to lend him 1000 guineas on his wife's jewels, for which he had paid 4000. Take the arti- cles to pieces, said his Lordship, number the stones, and pnt fale ones in their place, my lady will not distinguish them. You are too late, my lord, said the pawnbroker your lady has stolen a march upon you these stones are false, I bought the diamonds of her ladyship a twelvemonth ago. THE LABOURERS ON THE BRISTOL AND Ext TER RAILWAY are getting three shillings and eight pence per day. The works are now proceeding with great spirit; j10 less than 800 men are em- ployed 011 this line. RESPONSIBILITY OF HIGH OFFICE.—HOW happy the station which every minute furnishes oppor- tunities of doing good to thousands !—how dangerous that which every moment exposes to the illjuring of miliions -La Bruyere. EDUCATION.—At a meeting held at the Bishop's Palace, on Monday week, at Salisbury, a Committee was formed, at the head of which was Earl Grosvenor, for the purpose of ascertaining the best way to educate teachers for the diocesan schools, and of pro- moting education and re1 igious instruction amongst the middle classes, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE FRANKLAND LEWIS, one of the Poor Law Comc'iNsintiers, has resigned. He %Nil! be succeeded by his son Mr G Cornwall Lewis, a gentleman well versed in the subject of Poor [,i %Globe. THE WALLS OF THE METROPOLIS are placarded wil It notices of Anti-Corn Law meetings to be held iu the course of a few days, in the Tower Hamlets, Finsbnry, St. Pancras, and other large districts of London. The Do?-set Chronicle says, that the Conservatives of West Somerset are taking such measures as can- not fail to insure a most triumphant result at the next eiectior. GAMBLING IN THE STREETS ON SUNDAYS.—A boy was on Monday week committed to the House of Correction for twenty-one days, for" tossing" in Turk's Row, Chelsea, on Sunday morning. THE TITHE COMMISSIONERS FOR ENGLAND AND WALES have appointed John Job Rawlinson, Esq., of Graythwaite, in the county of Lancaster, Barrister-at-law, to be an Assistant-Commissioner. MOUNTS BAY. — A numerous and respectable meeting- was held on Tuesday week, at Penzance, to memorialize the Government to construct a Break- water and Harbour of Refuge, at Mount's Bay. Mr Carteret Ellis was one of the principal speakers; and thanks were voted to him by the meeting for his strenuous exertions to forward the object in view. THE ROMAN- CATHOLICS are about to hllild a magnificent church in Manchester, that will bear comparison with some of the oldest and finest speci- mens of Gothic architecture in the kingdom. The site is fixed upon, and it is expected the building wiil be commenced early next spring. Mr Pugin the celebrated Gothic architect, has finished all the drawings. The cost will be little short of £ 3,)}000. WESLEY AXD WHITFIELD.—"No fear of mis- representation, or of obloquy, shall ever deter me from declaring my belief that Wesley and Whitfield were chosen instruments of Providence, for giving a great impulse to religious feeling when it was needed most."—Soulhcys Colloquies, vol. i., p.383. CONUNDRUM.—Why is Murphy's Almanack like a mail coach guard ? — Because it is out in all wea- thers. MUNIFICENT DONATIONS.—The Rev. Doctor Warneford has given the princely donations of t'4000 to the RadclifFe Lunatic Asylum at Oxford, 9200o to the Cork Street Eye Institution at Glou- cester, and :2000 to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.-Cheltenham Gazettet EXTRAORDINARY ESCAPE.—Wednesday a man fell from the chimney of the Falls Linen Mill, 60 feet high, lie alighted upon a pile of rubbish, lime, &c., and 011 being taken up was found that not a bone was broken, although labouring under severe pains in his back.— Belfast Whig. THE LAST CAn CONUNDRUM.—Why are the hackney coach drivers, cabmen, &c., now much better oft'than ever? Because they have always got a plate of Wittels before them -Litfirary Gazette. HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE.—Preparations for the opening of the musical campaign are proceeding rapidly. Guerra, engaged as first dancer and director of the ballet, is just arrived. Persiani, Lablache, and Rubini are, we hear re-engaged. Tamburini, no doubt, will be. THE LORDS or THE TREASURY have awarded to Mr Loxdale the annuity of £ 120 a year for the loss of his office of town clerk of Shrewsbury. It is reported that the corporation will oppose their lordships' ordel'Salopia,t Journal. THE XUMBER OF DEATHS IN BRIGHTON during the last year was 913, being in proportion to the population not quite one in 51; while in other parts of the c. unuy the average was one in 42. The number of births registered during the same period was 1,047.-Bi,ighloi-i Guardian. ATTEMPT AT ASSASSINATION.—We regret to state, that a portion of the spirit which pervades the peasantry of Ireland, has been dispfayed at Greas- borough, in this county, where, a few evenings ago, an attempt was made to assassinate Joshua Craw- shaw, who is underkeeper to Eat 1 Fitzwilliam. Some villains fired twice into his chamber window.— Doncaster C'hi oniric. A FEMALE BELLMAN.—At the court lect of the Crown manor of Piesteign the niece of the late bellman and crier proposed to become a candidate for the office. The steward of the manor objected to her because she was a woman, to which she replied, God bless you, Sir, that's no reason haven't we a %voty)ati for a kitiz?" Tile sImplicity and readiness of this reply induced the steward to admit her as a candidate, and, Otl a show of hands, she was unani. mously elected.- tvorcester Journal. DECLINE OF THEATRICALS.—An attempt has been made to re-open the Salisbury theatre, but on Mon- day and Tuesday night there was uot a soul in the house, and the performances consequently did not take place.-Wilts Herald. .J- l:
MIS CEL LAN EO US. SELBY AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION—We are glad to observe that this body has taken the lead in ilielvest Ridingof Yorkshire, in the measures which may he requisite to counteract the agitation now getting up in Manchester a!i<l other places for a repeal of the corn laws. A meeting is to be held at the George Hotel, Selby, on Monday week, the 28th iust,, for the purpose of preparing such petitions to parlitiment as may have a tendency to induce the legislature (both on grounds ot national Policy and national prosperity) to continue its present protection to the landed and only permanent interests of this country. We hope that this example will bespeediliv and extensively followed in the agricultural districts ts of England.-Leeds Intelligencer. JOINT STOCK BANKS—The ascertained utility of adopting the joifit-t;tock banking system in the metropolis, has created a great desire on the part of the public to extend the system, and we believe, in consequence, that at present no less than five joint- slock banks are in the course of formation, though we understand it is somewhat doubtful whether all of them will finally be brought into operation. TInit this intended extension of the banking power of the metropolis will create a complete revolution in (lie system of banking hitherto practised there cannot be a doubt; but as the magnitude of the project may operate upon every cbss of the community, either for their \Velfare or the contrary, the question de- serves much serious consideration, and we find is creating no small degree of interest here. Success 11 s in banU-ing, particularly that of the joint-stock sys- tem depends upon more contingences than that of a large nominal capital, as we have seen from the ex- amples of the Northern and Central Bank of Eng- land, and the district banks of Liverpool and Man. chester; it depends also upon the stability, charac- ter, and experience of the parties elected to act as directors; and last, but not least-for it is the great secret or banking—prudent and careful manage- ment, without which a million may soon be locked up. We know but little of any of the intended operations of these projected banks, but we should warn the public to examine them well, and to in- quire into the capabilities of those who are to be appointed to their respective managements; for the science of hanking requires a long apprenticeship aud it should be remembered, as an axiom, that banks prove either a blessing or a curse to the com- munities in which they are locnted, according to the mode in which their operations are conducted. There is no doubt but the extension of these insti- tutions will materially interfere with the discount business of the Bank of England, and their projec- tion, we have some reason to imagine, has caused much anxiety in the bank pnrlo\1r. Therefore, pru- dence will warn the directors of these new institu tions to keep their capitals fully paid up in the pro- portion to their transactions for it is stated that the bank direction have resolved in future to refu-e all assistance to either joint stock or private batiks during a pel iod of embarrassment, or, in other words, during a commercial crisis. We believe the district bank of Manchester is another instance of the de- termined hostility of the Bank of England to joint- stock banks in general; however, as we presently shall show, the rules of that corporation, like other fixed rules, still have their except ion.- Ilerald. Gaiety and a. light heart, in all virtue and decorum, are the best medicines for the young, or rather for all. 1 who have passed my lift-iii dejection and gloomy thoughts, now catch at enjoyment, come from what quarter it may, and even seek for it. Criminal pleasure, indeed, comes from Satan; but that which we find in the society of good and pious men is approved by God. Ride, hunt with your friends, amuse yourself in their company. Solitude and melancholy are poison. They are deadly to all, but above all to the your), -Lit (her. A LESSON TO YOUNG LADIES.—The eldest of two sisters was promised by her father to a gentle- man possessed of a large estate. The day was appointed for the gentleman to make his visit, he not having as yet seen either of them, and the ladies were informed of his coming, that they might be prepared to receive him. The affianced bride, who was the handsomest of the two, being desirous to show the elegant slupe and slender waist to the best advantage, clothed herself in a dress which sate very close and tight upon her, without any lining or facing of fur, though it was iu winter, and exceed- ingly cold. The consequence was, that she appeared pale and miserable, like one perishing with the severity of the weather; while her sister, who, re- gardless of her shape, had attired herself ration;)) y with thick garments lined with Ill" looked warm and healthy, and ruddy as a rose. The gentleman was fascinated -by her who ha I the most heith and the most prudence; and having obtained the father's consent to the change, left the mortified sister to shiver in single blesseril)ess.-A French Legend. BEGGARS' WAGES.—On Tuesday in the She- riff's Court, an Italian namr-d Piuchetto, sued Angelo Spinel to, of Saffron Hili, another Italian, for £ 4 7s. 6d. 11 appeared that about four years ngo the plaintiff and defendant met in Rome, and an agreement was made that Giovanni Baptist Piuchetto, the son of the former, should enter the defendant s employ and accompany him to England for ten livres per month, or about 6s. 4d. in English money Spinetto in addition was to find Giovanni in board and lodging. The lattei, reiiiailled witli the defend- ant about two years and two months, during which period he was sent into the streets to play musical instruments and beg, and occasionally he carried aiiiie mice; he had been three times sent to prison, and upon quitting Spinetto's service the sum stated was alleged to be due for the balance of wages. The defendant had pleaded among other things a set-off, and it was endeavoured to he shown that Giovanni had disposed of a musical box of greater value thaa the amount claimed. A considerable deal of (Merri- ment was excited in court by the production of a box, which hy an accIdental touch struck up Rory O'More." The jury found a verdict for plaintiff for the amount claimed. A MODERATE MAN.-In a case which came before the Lambeth Street magistrates a few days since,it was stated that complainant, in the course of a drunken fit, which lasted three weeks without the slightest intermission, had been supplied with as many as 3S glasses of rum and water a-day. His score" for the period referred to was £25. A HrclI FARMER.—A farmer in Aberdeenshire died not many months ago, and, on examining his repositories, the sum of £ -25,(509 18s. 4d. was found, I-epo, carefully stowed inside the nave of a cart wheel, placed in the hottom of the clock case. The extclit of his farm was only about forty seven acres—he kept two horses, which he wrought himvif, driving six loads of peat weekly to Aberdeen, while his wife and daughter (an only child) managed thedairy, cast the peats, and cleaned the ground. He entered to the farm when he was eighteen years old, on the death of Ili, father, who, it is understood,left nothing but the stocking; and no means have been ascer- tained whereby he could have realised any part of the sum, but from industry and frugality, as well as the small interest allied by the banks, from which the greater part of the sum is proved to have been drawn about two years previous to his death. No settlement has been formed, so the whole of this fortune falls to his only child (her mother being now also dead,) who is unmarried, in her 34th year. She is so attached to the house of her fathers that she is resolved to erect a comfortable cottage upon the farm, and to spend most of her money in forwarding the education of three of her second cousins, for the professions of the law, divinity, and physic, and the remainder of her life in a state of single blessedness. FASHIONABLE SHOPMEN IN EDINBURGH. This class of nondescripts has lately been augmenting among us to a fearful degree; and, like other nui- sances, some stringent remedy will be necessary to put them down. What is to become of us if the ciii-led darlings, who, under the names of Horatio, Alphonzo, or some cognomen equally absurd, deal out tince-halfpcnnv riband or farthing tapes, are allowed by their keepers to play off such pieces of iml)ertinctice as tile follo,.viil- The thi.ig occurred here a few days ago, and we can vouch for its authenticity. A lady, while making some trifling purchase at a well-known haberdashery establish- ment-we hope this designation is fine enough—was assailed with the followiug slip-slop by one of the man-monkeys behind the counter. Chawm;iii., day, ma'am, really supulla'ively faine. Beautiful piece of goods ;—don't show it to every body, ma'am. (This interjectionally.) Indeed, the cnawning was so in«aiting that 1 thought of taking a stwoll down to Pawtobello. But there is no trusting positively to this cliniate-it is so very fickle—to changeable, ma'am. I was overtaken by a showa 011 my way up, and got quite drellched-absolutely soaked to the skin, ma'am. So uncomfortable, you cawnt think." Between wonder and feeling amused, the lady listened thus far, but, not being accustomed to such a strain of communicativeness from dealers in soft and light goods, she now turned out of the place as quickly as possible. Some days afterwards an ill- conditioned piece of humanity, alarmingly over- dressed, sidled up to the same lady in the street, and with a bilious simper exclaimed, "Good mawuing, ma'am. Hope you are paffickly well." "I am afraid, sir, you mistake. I am not aware of having ever met you before." "Oh, ma'am, no mistake, and s, naming his place of business. Oh," exclaimed the lady, and passed on. This man-milliner need not be surprised to find his nose wrung off his face some fine day, if he does not mind what he's after, -Edinburgh Paptr, A STRIPED PIG.—A song is now singing everv night at the theatre in Boston, New England, called the "Striped Pig," which originated in the following Yankee trick with the view to keep the I w lower otders sober, the temperance society at iVIas- sachussets have issued a law forbidding any one sellinglesm than 15 gallons of spirits. At a rceent military muster on a very hot day the people be- came very thirsty, but not thirsty enough to buy 15 gallons of liquor. So a Yankee erected a booth, and exhibited a written sign to signify that a striped pig was to be seen within for 6d." Crowds flocked to see the sight, and to each individual the proprietor of the booth gave sixpen'n'orth of liquor, nnd thus contriving to evade the law, they went a often as they pleased to refresh themselves with a drink." FIRE ARMS AGAIN!—So nndisguised is the sys- tern of arming carried on amonst the manufacturing population of this neighbourhood, in aid of the plan of the chartists, that on Monday last at New Mills, Striues, Disley, and that district, a man was publicly hawking pistols at 38 a brace for which he fonild many willing purchasers. — Stockport Advertiser. An application has been made from Essex to government for means of testing the silent and solitary systems of punishment.—Ministerial Pnper. DISTINCTION WITH AND WITHOUT A DIFFERENCE. -Distinction with a diffei-ence. I have no ob- jection," said a leveller, "that the ranks below me should be preserved just as they are now, but I wish to have none above me; and that is my no'ion of a fair aud perfect equality." An instance of the distinction without a difference was offered by the Irishman who, having legs of different sizes, ordered his boots to he ma,:e accordinly. His (lireciiotis were obeyed but, as he had the smallest boot of; his largest leg, he exclaimefl, petulantly, "Cn! found the f,.Ilo%i 1 ordered him to make one larger than the other; and, itisteml of that, he has made one smaller than the other." YANKEE CURIOSITY POSKD.—Of Stuart, an Ameri- can, the following- story is told :—He had put up at an inn,and his companions were desirous,by putting round- about questions to find out his calling or profession Stuart answered with a grave face and serious tone, that he sometimes dressed gentlemen's and ladies' hair (,it that time the high craped pomatumed hair was the fashion.) You are a hair dresser then s,i(i be, v,)ti take me for a b;ii-ber?" I beg your pardon, Sir, but I inferred it from what von Said. If 1 mistook vou, may I take the libertv to ask what you^are thl"; 7" Why, I sometimes brush a gentleman's coat or hat, and sometimes adjust a cravat." "0, you are a valet then to some noble- man?" "A valet, indeed, Sir, I am not. I am not a servant—to be sure I make coats and waistcoats for gentlemen." "011, you are a tailor Tailor! do I look like a tailor 7 I'll assure you I never handled a goose, other than a roasted one." By this time they were all in a roar. %Vli;tt ii-c you said one. I'll tell you," said Stuart, Be assured all that I have said is literally true. I dress hair, brnsh hats and coats, adjust a cravat, and make coats, waistcoats, and breeches, and boots and shoes, at yortr service." Ioilo! a boot slioi- iii;iker after ;ill "Guess again, gentlemen; I never have handled boot or shoe, but for my own feet and legs; yet all I have told you is true." We may as well give up guessing." tilet), I will tell vou upon my honour, as a gentleman, my bona fide profession. 1 get my bread by makiilg faces." He then screwed his countenance and twisted the lineaments of his visage in a manncrsucll as Samuel Foote or Charles Matthews might have envied. His companions, after loud peals of laughter, each took credit to himself for having all the while suspected that the gentleman belonged to the theatre, and they all knew he must be "a comedian by profession; when, to their utter surprise, he assured them he was never on the stage, and very rarely saw the inside of a play-house, or any similar place of amusement. They all now looked at each other with astonishment. Before parting, Stuart said to his companions, "Gentlemen, you will find that all I have said of my various employments is comprised in these few words- I am. a portrait painter." THE COAL TRADE.—The efforts of the Lord Mayor tr) demolish the coal monopoly arc making rapid pro- gress. His Lordship has beCll in daily communication with persons of the first respectability, who are sup- plying him with abundant information on the subject. The rage and vexation of those who have been long mixed up in the combination are quite and the newspapers which arc circulated in the colliery districts teem with attacks upon the Lord Mayor of London. His Lordship, however, reconciles himself to hardship and the northern censure by tile hope that he will succeed in for ever checking the power of the confederates to keep up the price of a commodity so indispensable. His Lordship a few days ago took occa- sion to state publicly in the justice-room that he had more sanguine expectations than ever of success in the great object he had in view. He was accused of making this stir for the sake of popularity. Certainly if a man wanted to gain the good will of the multitude he could lIot adopt a more unquestionable mode of accomplishing such an object than that of attacking a sytem of exhorbltant, complicated, and profligate imposition upon all ranks and orders of the community. The popularity likely to follow, too, was one which a man might be very well cxcuscd for seeking; for it was not like other sorts of popularity, liniiteri to the poor, who would be most essentially served, but would comprehend all persons with tiie exception of those who were already suffering in no slight degree from the operations of the river. Whatever miht he tile abuse to which he should subject himself, he should, notwithstanding the threat of legal proceedings, per- severe. He knew from the best authorities that the price of coals would, at the present moment, be six or seven shilling* a ton higher than it was, if the system had been permitted to go on in its quiet way amongst the various parties who were linked in the con- federacy. He thought proper here to notice that lie had innumerable applications, anonymous and avowed, requesting that he would make known to the parties where coals could be obtained at '22s.per ton. His only reason for not making those who supplied him at that rate known to the public Was, that it should not be said that iu what he was doing he bnd anv other interest in view than that of the public at large. He would not have it for a moment supposed that he had any wish to serve a particular coal-merchant. Were it not for the combination no coal-merchant would he justified in asking more than 22s. per ton. He believed that the artick conkl be supplied at a lower rate; but he was satisfied with that price, and lie, the consumers generally would be satisfied with such a reduction. He believed that the combination was giving way — was going to pieces. If it did not shortly disappear like a vapour, he would be prepared to make a com- munication to the public, and to introduce a plan, which, if supported by the would accomplish that most desirable object, and at the same time leave the principle combinatory in the quiet enjoyment of all their restrictions and regulations. ON NEWSPAPER PATRONAGE.—.Solomon Smith, Esq., the proprietor of ihe Mobile Mercantile Adver- tiser, has recently -old his paper to Messrs Lang- don and Harris. In his valedictory he says some true things iu an amusing style, as the following extract ,Till show Of all trades, professions, or callings, I know of none-I have followed a great many—so poorly paid as publishers of newspapers. Many patrons of newspapers, otherwise worthy punctual men, think it not unrighteous to let the publisher wait year after year for his dues—and at last, if he is compelled to pay he does it with a very bad grace. Mr Trpe mit.yt have his money, must he ?—Well, if lie muvt, he must. Give me d receip: and, do ye hear? stcp the paper- I have patronised that esta- blishment six > ehrs there is 110 such thing as grati- tilde iti the ol lot.' Another will tell you he wercr subscribed for a paper; I tll e boy has left it every morning, it is true, and it was left I did read it occa"iollatly-but I never ordered it." There is another class of patrons who never subscribe at all, but are great friends of the paper, and always read it in fact, this is the class who may be termed your < cOIISlant reader.' « [lerc, Sam, go over the way, %viil,i iiiy c,)rnplinicnt, to Nlr Totiikiiis, an(] a.k Iiiiii for the loan of his paper^—^ud, Sim, tell him, as he uever reads it before breakfast, I'll thank him to let John bring it over every ft'O"ilikig-it's an excellent paper-that editor really, know, what he is about;! begin to think of patronising him myself.' There yet remains to be mentioned one more class of patrolis- supporters, I should say, ^or they are the support and stay of publishers. This class is composed of those who say—' Here, lir Clet-k-be -,o good as to place my name on your subscription list-alld write opposite to it, paid in advance.' In looking over a lislofsome thousands yesterday, I saw a hundred or two of this class. It I had any golden types, their namcs should literally appear in letters of gold. There are now from twelve to fifteen thou-and dol- lars due to this office; and I am convinced the pro- prietors would willingly se" a" the debts for five thousand dollars! It is thus with all newspaper offices-and why? because publishers arc good- natured, and submit to their own degradation in the scale of tradesmen. Let this state of things be amended—'reform it altogether.' Adhere strictly to the terms of your papers—for, take the word of an experienced man, you had better keep your ink and paper than furnish Hiem and your labour for nothing. You may get popularity, but you will get no pork and cabbage for your dinner. I now take my leave as proprietur of the Advertiser. I forgive all, and ask forgiveness of ail, (if any one has anything to forgive,) and conclude I y repeating the advice I gave my Cinciuuatti friends fifteen years ago, with a slight amendment: Live hoocstly,-Love GoD- and pay for your newspaper.
MUNIFICENT ACT OF HER. MAJESTY THE QUEiiN DOWAGER AT MALTA. (From the Standard.) We learn from our correspondent at Malta, underdate of the 9th inst., that the Queen Dowager, lamenting the injurious effects resulting from the great want of church accommodation for tbe Pro- testant residents in that island, has announced her intention of ereotins, at her own expense, a church capable of containing 1.000 persons. An appro- priate site has been granted by the local Govern- ment and the sacred edifice, wliich is to be dedica- ted to St. Pdlll, is to be commenced immediately. The cost will be from £6,000 to < £ 8.000. This act of pious munificence, so well bestowed on one of the most valuable possessions of the British Crown, has excited the warmest feelings of gratitude and admiration among the English resi- dents at Valetta, and will assuredly call down on the head of Her Majesty the prayers and blessings ot all who have at heart the preservation and pro- motion of true religion. The following advertisement has been issued by the Government "To AIICIIITLCTS.It being in contemplation to erect a Protestant church at Va'etta, architects are hereby invited to give in plans and estimates "f the building to the office of Collector of Land Revenue, on or before the 25th of January. Further particulars with regard to the style of architecture, site, dimensions, and limitation of expenses will be made known on application at the above office. Land Revenue-office, Jan. 4, 1S39."
THE WEATHER. At4 rftPDTCTEt) BY JIURPHY FOR THE ENSUING WEEK. Feb. 3, Sun Fair. 4, Nlon Ftir. Slight Frost. 5, Tues. Gloomy and cold. 6, Wed. Gloomy weather. 7, Thtir. Gloomy, but dry. 8, Frid Fair. Sharp Frost, with slight fall of Snow. 9, S, t. Continuance of the Frost with Snow.
DINNER AT ASIIBY-DK-LA ZOUCIJ.—On Satur- day the Conservatives of Ashby-de-la-Zouch and the neighbourhood celebrated the third anniversary of their constitutional and loyal association by a dinner at the Baths Assembly Rooms, when upwards of 200 most respectable and influential country gentlemen sat down to a very substantial and elegant entertainment. Sir Francis Bnrdett, Bart., who oHiciateii as Chairman, was supported on the right by the Marquis of Granby, M.P.. and Mr H. Hal ford, M.P.; on the left by Lord Charles Man- ners, M.P., and Mr E. R. Farnham, M.P. DEPLORABLE OCCURRENCE AT BATH.—A most melancholy event occurred at Bath on Thursday se'nnighl, which is the theme of universal grief in that eitv. The circumstances, as they have been re- lated to us, are these, and we should hesitate to state them but that the whole particulars must in the course of a few hours be investigated by a coroner's jury. The death of a highly respected and influential citizen, which occurred very recently, unfortunately had such an effect upon the sensitive mind of his widowed lady, as to cause insanity, under the pres- sure of which, as we are given to understand, she ad- ministered Prussic acid to herself and three children with immediate and fatal effect, except in the case of one of them, who, however, is not expected to sur- v ive.
FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES. "\r London, Friday, Jan, 25. DECLARATIONS OF INSOLVENCY. Thomas Green, Abchureh Lane, London, bill broker. Robert Selby Kirmin and William King, Conduit Street, Hanover Square, Middlesex, button manufac- turers. Wiliiam Harrison, 1, Ebenezer, Place, Limehouse, Middlesex, tailor. Thomas Cooper, Lewes. Sussex, coke and gas manufac- facturer. BANKRUPTS. William Edwards. Wentworth Street, Spitalriel'Js Mid- dlesex, cabinet maker, Frederick Forman Gibbs, Liverpool, merchant. Thomas Wood, Alnwick, Northumberland. London, Tuesday, Jan. 29. DECLARATION' OF INSOLVENCY. Thomas Carter, Throgmorton Street, London, 8totk broker, ANNULLED. Thomas Ford, Liverpool, builder. RANKKUPTS. William Hancock, Glasshouse Yard, Aldersgate Street, bookbinder. Robert Wright, jun., and Joseph Clarke, Liquorpond Street, builders. William Sutton, Buutingford, Herefordshire, coal merchant. Simeon Charles \Varner, Walworth Road, Surrey, coal dealer. Luke. Long, Tonbri-.lge Wells, Kent, victualler. John Bow, 6G, Frith Sireet, Soho Square caipcnter. John Lamb, 125, Chancery Lane, victualler. John Tanner, Bristol, victualler. John Day, Coventry, ribbon manufacturer. FrancIs Liltie, late of ,\L,ncheter, druggist. Thomas Wdson, Beverley Yorkshire, miller. David Black Sorley and Thomas Crewdion, Liverpool, merchants. Robert Cull, Ramsgate, Kent, upholsterer. Kirhard Pattisson, Liverpool, printer.
LOXI)OjV MONEY MARKKT. 4 (From the official list, containing the business actually transacted.) CLOSING PIUCES OF BRITISH STOCKS—WEDNESDAY. Bank Stock,— India Stock,— 3 per cent Iteduced, 93a India Bonds, 63 pm ij per cent. Consols, 92,a Bank Stock, for Acc..— 3.1 per cent. Anns. 1818," Suuth Sea Old Anns. per ccnt. Reduced, 10O Consols for Acct 92J New 3j per cents, loo J:1000 Excii. lijil, 66 pm Long Anns, i860, 15 1.1f} jr) 0 0do. 66 pm Ditto, 30 yrs, I8.r)9, Mj SwaB do. 66 pill Ditto, 30 yrs 1860, 14| Do. Co.nmercial, — PRICES OF FORliioN STOCKS.—WEDNESDAY. 15el;;ian,99J port,ig,tese 3 pe, Ct., 221 Brazilian,— Ditto Account, 22| Ditto Account, T9j Russian, — a Colnllluian, G per Cent, Spanish, 5 per Cents., 20J J);ltu Bonds. 182.1. Duto Account, 20J Ditto Acc-)utit, Ditio Passive, 5J Danish, 76.J Ditto Deferred. 8J 21 per Cent., French 5 pr et. Mexican 5 per CCIlt. Exchange, 4Q Ditto 6 per Cent., Fr. Rentes, 3 per Ct. 50 PortUguese 5 per cent Dutch, Two-and-a-half, 54J Ditt(, Accoixiil', Ditto Account, 55 Ditto New 5 per cent., Dutch 5 per ecnts., 102$ Ditto Account, 351 Ditto Account, SHARES. [The quotations give the actual prices, without reference to premium or British Iron, British N. American Bank, General Mining Association 26¡ — I London & Southampton,— Great Western, 7ril Bitumen, Bastenne and LoiiU hi & Brighton, 10J Gaujac, — London and BUckwall,— London and Greenwich, London & Birmingham. — New, — Manchester & Birmingham National Provincial Bank 91 of England, New, — General Steam Navigation, Loudon & Croydon Trunk, "21 i General Steam Navigation, Loudoll L-z Croydon Trunk, "21 i LATEST PRICES OF METALS. .0- Copper—Hi It. Cake, ton 95 0 0 Tile, do 9-i 0 0 Sheets, per It) 0 1 LJ Bottoms _• 0 I Foreign—S. Ameriein (d> 3/s 1 wtj bit..ton. 0 0 0 Tin Britil1-Hlock .CWI 4 10 0 liars ..c-wt. 4 12 0 Plates,common 1 ic IS 0 to I 15 0 to best,per -A1"* .I 19 0t<>2 I 0 box. (nx 2 a 0 to 2 7 0 Wasters of llie Mks 3 less, all oiliL-rs 6s less. (Others in proportion ) Foreign—C Uanca, bd. cwt 4 10 0 duty -tiaim, bd. cwt IS 0 per cwi. bd. cwt 3 15 0 Lead, Uritlsli Pig too 20 10 0 Siiect ton 2110 0 Shot ton 24 5 0 Ked ton 11 0 0 While (dry) ton 3D 0 0 Do. (i;d in oil) .ton 32 0 0 Lithaq[e .on 22 0 0 Foreign-Si)ai iAl. (dy 40s per ton) lid ton 19 0 0 Iron British, pis ,No. 1—ton 6 10 0 Bar—ton 9 15 0 10 10 10 0 Do, Cargo in Wales 9 10 0 Bolts ton II 0 0 Naii Rods ton II 10 0 Hoops .ton 13 0 0 Siieets, single .ton 14 0 0 (Others in proportion.) Foreign— Swedes, en bd ton 13 10 0 I for Steel, (var inks) Duty 30s./ ton £ 16 0 0 to 35 0 0 per ton Russia com. ton 13 0 0 9 I'S I. ton If, 0 0 CCND ton 19 0 0 Steel, Brit.—Blistered, (various qualit. ton 25 0 0 10 45 0 0 Shear ditto ditto 45 0 0 to 84 0 0 Cast ditto ditto 45 0 H lo 84 0 0 Foreign—f Swedes in kgj bd ton 18 10 0 D„ty 20 < Ditto Faggots bd ton 19 10 0 per cent-(, Milan bd ton 30 0 0 Speller, For.—Cakes dy 21. per ton bd ton ..21 5 0 English Sheets 31 0 0 Quickiilver— dy Id, per lb. bd lb 0 i 10
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. CARDIFF. FORIIGN REPORTED INWARDS.—The Fortuna, I'rpricks, from Guernsey, in ballast. FORKIGN ENTKIIED OuTWAitDi. —The Sarah Ann. Pro,io, for Palermo; the Btirrells, Mundon, for Constantinople; the YVhetherall, Hicks, for Smyrna; the Emma, De Garis, for Messina; and the Fort tina, Frericks, for Bremen, FOREIGN CLEARED OUTWAHOS, The Sarah Ann, Prowse, for Palermo, with coal; and the llerstelling, Drent, for Rotterdam, with iron. COASTERS INWARDS.—The Elizabeth, Pockett, from Gloucester, the Lady Mary, Stephens, and the l',i-iends, DAvies, from Bristol, the Mary, Cadwnlla- der, from Catmarlhen, the Royal Forester, Furney, from Bridgewater, the Vicloria, Storey, from Ulver- stone, the Messenger, Hughes, from London, and the Mary's, Peake, from Swansea, with sundries the Mary Flancei., Palaict" the William, Smith, and the Robert and Ann, Ridler, from Gloucester, the Gomer, Richards, and the Ann, Jones, from Glasgow, the Park, Gregory, and the John Harvey, Edwards, from Neath, all with iron; the Bee, Itymer, from Chepstow, with malt; the Surprise, Williams, from Newport, the Ann, Lewis, and the Athalia, Williams, from Cheser, with bricks; the Lark, Jones, and the GrylTdan, Jones, trom Port- madoc, with slates; the Primrose, Griffiths, from Aberyswith, with tin; the Endeavour, Ninnis, from St. Ives, with fish the William, Penore, from Neath, with timber; 14 vessels with iron ore, and 24 in ballast. COASTERS OUTWARDS.—The Emma, Butler, the Berkley, Reynolds, the Three Sisters, Fifoot, the Mary,Hooper, and the Picton, Bushen, for Bris- tol, the Ann, Fowler, for Hull, the Olive Branch, Mendos, and the Lovely, Thomas, for Newport, the Triton, Cornick, for Liverpool, and the Choice, Daron, for Newcas te, with iron; the Merthyr Packet, Edwards, and the Mary Ann, Morgan, for Bristol, with sundries; th Sky Lark, Evans, for Liverpool, with tin; 28 vessels with coals, and three with ballast. NEWPORT. ARRIVEn.-Thc Lily, Bevan, from Bideford, with potatoes and herrings; the Bristol Packet, Payne, from Penzance, with tin; the Harriet, Poole, from Neath, with metal theCharles, Howe, from Bridge- water, with flour and barley the Sisters, Knapp, from Gloucester, with metal the Henrietta, Tamplin, from Barnstaple, with potatoes and hay; the Hope, Burdge, from Bridgewater, with beans, malt, and fliur file Vililli,ift) ani Jones, from Bristol, wilh hay; the Sydney^ Roberts, from Portmadoe, with slaies the Rover, Berry, from Bideford, with liitlis the Friendship, Govier, from Watehet, with flour and bariey the Friendship, B-yallt, the Forti- tude, Lewis, and the Charlotte, Carey, from Bridge- watel", wilh bricks; the Four Brothers, Jones, from Portmadoe, with slaies the Unanimity, Mitchell, from Bridgewater, with bemis and flour; the Sir R. R. Vyvyan, Mill, from Padstow, with oals; the Jane, Hughes, the Eliza, Jones, and the Gelert, Roberts, from Portmadoe, with slates; the Ada- mant, Roberts, from Peuryn, with flour; the Valen- (ine, Williams, from Waterford, with oats, floui-, and bacon; the King of the Forest, Beynon, from Lon- don, the Moderator, Williams, the Moderator, Clat- worthy, the Bristol Packet, Tivers, the Bristol Packet, Prewitt, the Mary, Gainey, the George, Ashton, the Tredegar, Johns, the Fanny, Johns, the Swift, Richards, the Caerieon, Harwood, and the Turile, Ox!and, from Bristol, the Swift, Hicox, from Chepstow, and the Newport Trader, Jackson, from Gloucester, with sundries the Traveller, Stabley, from Padstow, the Gratitude, Knight, from Gloucester, the Four Friends, Scantieberry, from Fowey, the Maria and Ann, Evans, from Barrow, and the Maria, Ridwill, from Porlock, with it-on ore. SAILED.—The William and Catherine, Thomas, for Padstow, the Lioness, Beyuon, for London, the Charles, Howe, for Bridgewater, the Cork Packet, Young, for Cork, the John, Newman, for Avr, La Boune Henrietta, Darnel, aud the Mercure, Billard, for Dunkirk, the Catherine, Evans, for Liverpool, the George Broun, Veale, for Southampton, and the Christianna, Johns, for Looe, all with iron; the Bristol Packet, Williams, for Chepstow, with tim- ber; the Benjamin, Wes'lnke, for London, with acid of lime and iioii the Enterprise, Williams, for Cardiff, with lire bricks; the Citique Freres, Maizin, lor Marseilles, and the Persian, Fisher, for Barcelona and Odessa, with coal; the Fanny, Wheeler, for Dublin, with iron and tin; the Charles, Edwards, for London, wilh tin plates and iron the Maria and Ann, Evans, for Liverpool, with tin plates; and the Lark, Warren, for Chepstow, with timber, deals, and lath-wood. NEWPORT FOREIGN SHIPPING LIST. fFrom the Mercantile Presentment.) ENTERED OUT, AND LOADING.-Le Druid, Horides, for Marseilles; the Triumph, Andrews, for Trieste; the Concord, Martin. for Messina. SAILED.—The Silvia, Willis, and the Cinque Freres, Marziu, for Marseilles; the Persian, Fisher, for Barcelona and Odessa; La Boune Henrietta, Darnel, and the Mercure, Billard, for Dunkirk; 124 vessels cleared from this port in the week. SWANSEA. ARRIVALS.—Tiie Palmerstou, (steamer) Bailey, and the Phoenix, Lorle, from Bristol, the Sarah, Crocker, and the Blucher, Warren, from Gloucester, and the Samson, Bryant, from Bridgewater, with sundries the Trys, Pearee, from London, the Alcyon, Jones, from the Mumbles, the Favorite, Stephen4, the Express, Perry, the May-net, Williams, aud the Swan, Day, from Bideford, the Eliza, Crock- ford, from Neath, the Betsy, Davies, from Cardigan, the Eliza, Roy, from Bristol, and the Mary and Elizabeth, Iriek, from Aberavon, all with ballast; the Eliza, Thomas, from Liverpool, the Mary. Burneli, and the Fortitude, Ware, from Bridgewater, all with bricks; the Gizel, Pierey, "nrl the Pilgrim, James, fiom Milford, aud the llygria, Ham, from Bidetord, with grain; the Thomas and Sarah, Hiscocks, from Newport, with iroil; the John and Mary, Cox, and the Edward and Margaret, Jones, from Bridgewater, the Elizabeth, Jones, and the Devonshire, Lowther, from Waterford, with fiour; the Sarah, Evans, from Porleynon, the Wave, Rees, from Hayle, the Ocean, Strifoley, from St. Agnes; the Hopewell, Jones, from Portniadock, the Catherine, Rouse, from Carnarvon, the Iris, Wedlock, and the Minerva, Jones, from Truro, tii,- )I!tier, Royeraft, and the Henrietta, Hart, from Beii haven, the Dun- glirvoil, Kilcv, frotil Drogheda, the Union, Bidder, front Falmouth, the Rambler, Wall, from Wicklow, the Water Witch. Greenway, from Beirhaven, the Minerva, James, from fit(, Breeze, James, from Padstow, the Eliza, Rees, from the Allihies, Cock, fiom Bicrhaven, the Trevannanee, Sleeman, from St. Agnes, the Brothers, Mollard, from St. Ives, and the Gooner, Davies, from Liver, pool, all with copper ore; the Eleanor. Jones, and the Britannia, Rowlands, from Portmadoek, with slates; the Lord Byron, Skellv, from Liverpool, with salt; the Ann and Maria, Lewis, from Llanelly, with salld j and the Anne and Elizabeth, Howells, from Aberthaw, with limestone. LLANELLY. ARRIVED.—The Jane, Dark, and the St. Agnes, Carter, from St. Ives, the Thomas, Richards, und the Sisters, Lewis, from Swansea, with copper ore; the Union, Masker, from Bristol, with sundries; the Ann and Maria, Lewis, from Lidney, and the Bett and Peguy, Meyrick, from Carmarthen, with bricks; the Lavinia, Scatitleoury, from Welford, with barley the Mermaid, Evans, from Carmarthen, with slates the Semiraiiiis, Hepponsial, the Alexander, M Loch. lill, and the Albion, Hanzel, from London, the Liver- pool, Row, from Bristol, the Betsey, Morris, from Carmarthen, the John and Mary, Richards, from Barnstaple, the Nautilus, How, from Tenby, and the Demerara Packet, Bridges, from London, in balhst. SAILED.— The Fame, Gientell, the Maria, Gilbert, and the Edward, Berinian, for St. Ives the Perse- verance, Olhen, the Ann and Mirv, Davies, the Brothers, Trenought, and the Nelly, Llewellyn, for Waterford the Pladda, Al'Pherson, and the Abet, Davies, for Cork; the Fero, Patterson, for London the Union, Marker, for Bristol the James and Ann, French, for Gweek the John and Marv, Richards, for Barllstaple; the Eleanor Grace. Roberts, for Liverpool the Betsey, Morris, for Carmarthen the Nautilus, Row, lor Tenby; and the Harriett and Ann, Morgans, for Milford. THE KING OF SARDINIA has issued an edict for the reduction of ten per cent, upon all the taxes and contributions in the kingdom. A rich lode of lead and silver ore has been discovered on the Rodd estate at Cill'istow.- Corn. wall Gazette. SAM SLICK'S DEFINITION OF FREEDOM.—A colt is fi-ee-lie is unrestmined-he acknowledges no master-no law but the law of nature A man may get his brnins kicked out among wild horses, but still they are free. Is our freedom like that of the wild horse or the wild as ? If not, what is it ? Is it in the right of openly preaching infideÎty 1 Is it iu a licentious press ? Is it in the outpourings of popu- lar spirits ? Is it in the absence of all subordination, or in the insufficiency of all legal or iiiorat restraint ? I will define it. It is iu that happy condition of mankind where people are assembled in community where there is no law, and no religion, but such as are imposed from day to day by a mob of freemen. J That is freedom.
AGRICULTURE b COMMERCE. I" LONDON MARKETS. GENERAL AVERAGE PRICES OF CORN, per Quar. C.nnpnttfd from the Inspector s' Returns. GenLuAL AVBUAGE— WEEK ENDING JAN. 19. s d" »• Wheat 81 4 Rye 52 4 Barley 42 4 Beans 42 I "6 8 Peas 43 3 At-: AVERAGE OF LAST SIX WEEKS, S' I <*• Wheat 70 8 !Ue 51 4 Btirley 3S 7 I B^ans 41 » O.it 26 4 | Peas 43 6 DUfY ON FOREIGN CORN. d. g. j.. Wheat I 0 Rye 1 0 B,riey 4 10 Beans 8 0 Oxts 7 9 Peas 5 0 CORN EXCHANGE—Monday, Jan. 28. Wheat, Kent arid Essex, Peas, White, per qr. 40s&J2j Per<ir 67.&8()s Grey 38s 40, S11 Holk 60* 76s Boilers 44s 40, • Nortolk 63s 76s Bean.s, Tiek 32s 31< !jyc. ^'is Small 87s 42s ■r'ty- 40. Oilts, I'otatoe 30-1 32< Fine 41s 40* Poland 27s 3s (j3s tiS, Feed 26" 28s HAY MARKETS, Saturday-At per load of 36 Trusses. SIIITHFIELD. WHITECHA PEL. CoRr«e hea\y L 'W- Coarse heavy Low- Unri Meadow Hay. 80 to 85 land Meadow H.iy 70 tn 75 Usetii ditto 8a U) 90 Useful ditto 80 to 90 l-.m-Uplaud-Vleadow t,].. and Uyenra-H Hay 9a to 100 ami Ry.-grass Hay 95 to 100 Clover H,.y 100 to 1-0 Clove, Hay 100 to 120 Oat Stiavv .Jo to 3S Oat Straw 36 to 38 Ireat i>traw .•• 38 te 40 Wheut Straw 38 to 40 PRICES OF HOPS. t New Kent Poekuts 60i to 80s—Fine ditto 84« to 96s T' Choice ditto I20, tQ 18,(s> I. Ji,RSexPocke.1i.CO»io 70s_Supe,ti»e. 75s to 80i. "ham (h. e; |80. to 200. Ditto (aecondsj.. 120.. to 160«. f SMITHFIE1.D IIAIZKET. Per stone ot Slbi to 8iak the offal. M fuAr' a' r° 1° t0 4r8 o 1 1 Pork* • 5j ° t0 5' 6<1 40 fi« 0,1 Veal 5s fi 1° fi n 1 f° r' J ^arnb-.O, Od to Os Od to 0* 0d Veal.. 5s o 1 to 65 Od to fis 4 1 j PRICES OF COALS, per Ton. Wallsend—H. tton's, Lam!>ton'« and Stewart's 23* 3d t023. 9d r 'ra 18* 6<|—M»l>well 22iOJ—Wylam 20, Od—Seymour T OTS|M' low"le>'9 18» 0,1—S„uti. Durham 0J- lees 23s Od— Burdo.i —, Od—Bljtti— s Od. BRITISH AND FOREIGN WOOLS-l'e-r lb.. Ut' 9' Ul1—I5<t to 1'Jd—Flann? 1 14 to 20 I'M.ECE WOOLS—N. and S. Down Hos^et», Is S.t 10 1. 10(1— Halt bred, !s yj U) i„ ] id—Kent, Is 7 Tto 1* 8d. FOR-Germany, Electoral, ii Od to 5, 0,1-L,,wer qualities. Is /d to is 1 Id—Australian, t.esi, 2s 4d lo 2s 10,1—i Hfenor, I* ad to 1<, S i—Van Piemen's Law.l, clean, 2s 4d lo 2s lt>d LOCAL MARKETS. BRECON. r rmi» bl,-V0< '0,110 0* »'• Beeper lb.) 6 £ d.toOJ "r 5s. 8d. Os. o.l. Mutton od "s- I'd. Veal e| 0,| «»•'•>'• o,.I Pork.6t: «d Grey Pea« bs. Od. 0a. 0d. Lamb. 0,1 Od Fresh butter 1 2d. to Od. llid. to 0d. Cheeae 4rt.to 0d> BRISTOL. f CORN EXCHANGE. Per Quarter. Per Quarter. Y Wheat, Red o'to 76 Rye 42 o"to 44 n n ,e /8 to 80 ° Beaus, New 36 o to 38 Barley .Grinding32 « to 31 o '(,W.. 44 o io 48 J. n-^i. p "S 1 44 ° Peaa- H°g- 38 '» to 40 ViLi o! 22 ° Boilers.. 52 o to 58 I otatoe 24 o to 25 o | Malt 64 o to 66 t Flour, Fine per sack 280lbs- 6.5 o to 65 o f Seconds 58 o to fro o (' D ,< Tllirds 35 o to 44 o Flour, Fine per sack 280lbs- 6.5 o to 65 o f Seconds 58 o to 60a (' D ,< Tllirds 35 o to 44 o Pollard, per ton 105 o to 110 o Bra" o to 100 o PRICES CURRENT OF LEATHER. d. d. d. d Crop Hides, per lb. lltol7 Horse Butts per lb.. » u Hi<les II 13 CalfSkiii», best.. • 23 24 LU'bi foreign Mid. 12 13 Calf Skins,common.. 21 22 Heavy ditto 13 14 1 risii Skins ]9 14 I»utts 14 21 Welsh Skins.. 14 gl n 'ir iBrltV.V-"i" !4 Kips, English&Welah 13 15 U, st S.idUiers Hides 14 16 Koreign Kips, Peters Co an non ditto 12 13^ burgh. j Shaved ditto 13 166 Foreign Kips, Ea t Shoe ditt > 11 12 India 13 14 Common ditto 11 12.1 Small Seal Skins 20 21 Welsh diuo 11 II j Middling ditto 14 lfi Best Bull ditto 12 13 Large ditto J2 14 O.jtninon ditto 10 11 Basils 9 J2 (E,,gti.b).. 11 13 orFAL. .Vi-lsh ditto 10 12 Foreien Bellies 7 84 Oerjimn ditto 12 15 Shoulders. 9 lo| Spanish ditto 14 19 Dressing Hide Bellies.. H |U Shaved do. without Shoulders., lo 12 butts,J2s. to 16s.6d.each. CARDIFF. CARDIFF, Jan. 19—Average price of Corn at Cardiff market for the week ending Jauutry 12, 1S39:— 4 Zs. i £ s. A £ » WliL'at, per imp. qr. 4 0 6 | Beans 8 t> 2 1 01 Peas 3 Oo O-.tj 1 2 Si 1 CARMARTHEN. r Wheat, aver, per I Malt o.c, » « „ B b,lshel 9 ^3'"° (> 1 £ alt Butter, per'll) 0 0 °0 10d B*riey 4 0 I P'esh, ditto, 1 5 1 t,ats 0 0 Cheese, ditto ..04 0 5: 4 COWBRIDGET Wheat (imp.b.)10s Od. —s Oil. Mutton (perlb.)Os 6d os 64 Barley 5s. 0,1 0s. Od. Veal Us Oil. 0s. 0U Onts 3s. Od 3s. 5 I. Pork Da g,j 03 Oil Clover, per lb.. — Od — Od. Lamb 0,. 0d. lis. Od. Trefoil, ditto — Od — 0d. Butter la 0,1. lj l.cS Ueul Us- 1 Cheese (com.^Os. 0d. 0s. 6UI MER.THYR. *• d• d■ s. d. 1. d Fine Flour G 6to/ 3 Beef, per lb. 0 7 o o Best Seconds 6 3 fi 6 Mntton 0 3" 0 0 Butter,fresh, per lb 1 3 0 0 Lamb. 0 a o I)itt(,, jilt 11 11.100Vea I.i70to 0 7 0 8 Pork 0 0 0 6 Fowls, per couple 2 6 3 0 Cheese 8 0 0 > I lucks, ditto. 3 6 4 C Bacon per score. 8 0 9 ti per h71) to s0 MONM OUTH. Wheat per qr. imp. 91s. 3 1.1 Bens. s I*16* 39s- a*- pea* o»*. od Oats. 25s. 4ii. | HIGH WATER AT RIUSTOL. j- fPro'/i Bunt's Tide Table.) [JIGII VA,ri.P,&i Cuinb. Bathurst. Morn, iiven.i Gates. Gates. r FEBRUARY h. m ii. m FT. INC. FT int Sunday 3 9 10 f)| 29 0 17 9' Monday 4 10 20 10 38| 27 6 16$ Tuesday 5 10 48 11 7i 25 8 14 ft Wednesday OH 15 11 351 23 6 12 a ijt Thursday 7 11 54 — 22 0 10 9 v Friday 8 0 22 0 531 20 7 94 Saturday 9 1 30 2 30; 19 6 8 3
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