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COPENHAGEN, AS I SAW IT. AN IMPRESSIONIST VIEW. Of all large European cities I think I prefer openhagen, for it is clean. There is not the bustle n smartness of Milan, or the sleepiness of more sonthern cities; Copenhagen ba3 its own peculiar fascinations for the traveller. We crossed from Kiel to Korsoer, and I shall not soon forget the lovely colours of the sunrise while on board the Aegir. Among the little islands ot Denmark it flooded the sea and sky with tints one would never see even in the sunsets of the sunny sonth. Ever changing, from fiery orange to a peculiar mauve, until he rises up in the clear sky and shines on a world all glittering with frost and snow. In summer Copenhagen, with all its trees, must be lovely, but still I like the wincer there, for it seems a typical It snowy" city. Of course one of the first sights to see is the Thorwaldsen collection. It stands behind the huge ruins of the CharloUen- j^rg Slot, which was burnt in 1882 and never re- built.^ With T horwaldsen's never-failing taste and artistic instinct, his works are very beautiful and in contemplating the figures their beauty will grow Upon you. Iu the vestibule stand the large models p* the monuments, the statue of Poniatowsky (which was designed for Warsaw, but carried off to Russia after the Polish rebellion), and, amongst many others, the model of the famous Lion of Lucerne. Surrounded by his work, Thorwaldsen's tomb lies in a courtyard of the museum, and was designed by himself. Every evening we went to some place of amuse- ment, but the great Tivoli was closed. It stands in a large garden in which is a lake, frequently illuminated by coloured lamps. I think the best way of seeing Copenhagen is to drive round the town and suburbs. On a clear, frosty day the air is most bracing and the carriages very comfortable. ^Siea,t nuisance "was our complete ignorance of e language, for few Danes speak German and fewer French; our own language is more often heard than these. Ihe Palace- Amalisnborg stands in a large square but is not a very imposing building, being originally ihe residence of four noblemen. Twelve o'clock every day the band of the Royal Guards play in the square. Royalty is seen a great deal and the King can often be recognised walking about the city. Feeling exceptionally energetic one 1 rosty morn- ing we ascended the four hundred steps to the summit of the gilt tower of the Church of our Saviour. The interior, too, is well worth a visit. The cushions in the Royal pew are covered with a tapestry said to be 200 years old, In 1728 the great fire reduced the Church of our Lady to ruins but it was rebuilt ten years later. In spite of a certain bareness, this church seems one of the most artistic I have seen. Above the entrance is a I 'ng frieze representing the entrance of Christ into Jerusalem, by Thorwaldsen. Inside, are the lifelike figures of the Twelve Apostles, and between these one approaches the magnificent altar where the Saviour stands as God of the Temple. It is the finest statue ever made of Christ. At the entrance to the sound lies Castle Kron- berg, one of the most historical castles in Denmark The legend is founded there of Holger Dansbre, the nation's hero, who sits sleeping in vaults below. Shou.d any great war come to Denmark, Hclger will arise from his sleep of a thousand years and fight for his country. Hamlet still haunts the ramparts, and here it was his father's ghost appeared. But to come to history. At the time the castle was erected both sides of the sound belonged to Denmark and the castle was a protec- tion for the Baltic and Eisinore, where all the ships were obliged to stop, but all that was ended in 1857 and now it is only a sight" for travellers. The opefa house is a fine building, but the audience did not appeal to appreciate the render- ing of Don Juan, with which I too was disappointed, for the actors were too conscious and too stiff. A kind, pleasant nation are the Danes, and we never had a heartier welcome than our friends in Copenhagen gave us. The day before our depart- ure it had commenced freezing, and the lakes pre- sented perfect stripes of ice for skaters, and this added to our regret at leaving the city. It seems so curious that all the Danes heat their hotels, theatres, and houses to such an extent. From a very uncomfortable heat, one leaves the house to go into extreme cold and frost. Properly regulated, the heating systems of the northern countries are far superior to ours. How often in England is one burnt while sitting by the fire, but on leaving it for the other side of the room, shivering with cold. The stoves in Copen- hagen heated all the room, and retained their warmth many hours after the fire was out. Our Queen is well loved by her country people, and, on the occasion of her birthday, Copenhagen is gay with flags and bunting. The flower market, even in a snow storm, is held on the streets, and I was surprised by the abund- ance and cheapness of the blooms. Our kind friends, seeing us off at the station, presented me with a bouquet of fljwers. Why, alas, have not Englishmen these little details" which go so far to make up a kindly nation P The journey to Korsoer is not very interesting, and a thick mist prevented any view of the islands in the Sound. Being dark on our arrival in Kiel, we could only see the dim outlines of the big men- o'-war lying in the harbour. A long wearisome journey to Flushing, and a terrible voyage across in a gale of wind with seas one know so well around our coast. Anyone having experienced that miserable voyage in a storm, will remember the still more miserable arrival at Queenboro', a spot devoid of buffets and comforts to the weary and probably seasick traveller.—SYBIL.
The Temps states thai about a fortnight ago Lord Roberts, through Colonel Stuart- Wortley, the British Attache in Paris, informed Vicomte Chris- tian de Villebois-Marenil that the papers found on Colonel de Yillebois-Marenil at the time of bis death couid now be returned to him. The Vicomte in. formed the Attache that he could onlv receive the papers on condition of being allowed to puplish them, and, Lord Roberts assenting, the papers were handed over. They will shortly be published.
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MARKETS BatterMonday--Wholesale price cutter, Os Od to Is 3d per Jb; eggs, 0 to 10 for IS; s fowl.,3, 0d to 09 Ms^hiok'en^M to 5°0d'! ducks, 0s Od to 5s 6d: rabbits, 'is 6d NEWTOWN GENERAL, TuEsoAY.^EGGS 0 to 12 for is; butter Is 3d to 0s Od per lb: fowls 3s Od to otaS Is 6a, ducks 0s Od to 5s0d' rabbits, Is od per couple. LIVERPOOL CORN, TOESDAY. —Wheat nni«f trade, half-penny under Friday. 1 Boston 6s 3d 13A;SF' ?6< 2ID 1 Peas 6s°10d' B<,m \Saidi' 33b0<I W" 33s 3d! 2« 11H f 7 o? a> o]d whlte-3s 2d to 3s 4d • new 2s lid to 3s 2d yellow, 2s 84 to 2s 9d MaiVe' slow trade, new mixed, S3 7d to 5S 7M • old £ s fldf to 5s 8|d. Flour, 6d lower. 8d LONDON HAY AND STRAW, TUESDAY.—PRICES ■_ fair 80° aj'?Ct0s m« Od inferior'to inferior" £ Ws"oZt7't'° ""j sainfoin, 90s to 105.Od straw, 28s to'40s per?oa^ LIVF;RPOOL OATTLIi: MARKEr,MaNDAv.-Numbers:' beasts, 6Jd to 6*d • seconds, 5Jd Mrt., 4i"o > besfc Scotch sheeo 7^r? 51d to 7d Jambs, 'STJSS .We",0,. „768 bSZ fm l and Iambs. De madd fair for all classes at,about late rates. BIRMINGHAM CATTLE, TCRSDAV-FII,MI but fair trade all round. Prices follow: Beef, Herefords 6d to 7rj ci M to6Jdi bills and co„8,4Jd fo ^"7"' 6d to 7d wethers, 7id to 8xd a 2 'j ves'- «r'AT peO;TL.108 0dtOl0s9d; •»«. 7» 6d to 9S 9! I SAI.KORD CATTLE, TUESOAV N and in goodrequest. 6^d; calves, 5d to 8d sheep, 6d to 8Jd per'lb. 2 CORK BUTTER, Thursday.—Primest, —E prinic -s; firsts, 114s; seconds 92s kegs, —s; thirds 91s kegs -s fourths —s; fifths —s choicest — choice -s superfine —s kegf 0e; fine mild 101s mild —s choicest boxes -8; choice boxes, 94a; 20 cwt of fresh butter A, IOO3 to — s B, 89s tc 88a factory seconds, —. Total number of firkina 35. OSWESTRY CORN MARKET, WEDNESDAY. — The following were the quotations:—White wheat (old) 4s 2d to 4s 4d white wheat (new), Os Od to Os Od per 751bs red wheat (old), 4s 3d to 4s 5d • red wheat (new), 0s Od to 0s Od per 7blbs old' oat* 15s 6d to 16s Od new oats, 12s Od to 13s Od per 200lbs; malting barley, 16s Od to 20s Od; grinding barley, 14s Od to 15s Od per 2801bs. OSWESTRY GENERAL MARKET, WEDNESDAY Quotations Butter, Is 3d to Is 4d per lb • eesrs 10 to 12 for Is beef, 7d to 8d mutton, 7d to 9d • lamb, 8d to 9d veal, 7d to 8d pork, 6d to 8d per lb fowls, 4s Od to 5s Od per couple ducks 5s Od to 6s Od; rabbits, 2s 2d to 2s 4d per couple; geese, 8d to 9d turkeys, Od to lid per lb honey Is per jar; potatoes, lOd to 13 per score; carrots 0s to 4s per cwt cabbages, 2d to 4d cauli- .flowers, 2d to 4d each; celery, 2d to 4d per stick; apples, Is 6d to 3s per 100; pears, 5 to 10 a Id walnuts, 4d to 6d per hundred filberts, 5d to 6d per lb chestnuts, Od to 2d per lb. OSWESTRY WEEKLY CATTLE FAIR.-On Wednes- day there was a good supply at the Smithfield, and there was also a good demand, large clearances being effected at the various auctions. All stock showed an improvement in prices. Messrs Whitfield &Sons sold 212 cattle and calves, and 766 sheep Messrs lliH, Wateridge & Owen sold 78 fat cattie alid anumber of sheep; Messrs Whitfield and Rogers sold a large quantity of stock, as did also Mr T Whitfield', Junr, Prices ruled as follows ;—Beef, 6jd to 6i!di per lb; veal, 7d to 8d per lb mutton, 7d to. 8d lamb, 7d to 71Lcl per lb pork pigs, 10s Od to, 2 10s 6d; bacon pigs, 8s Od to 91 Od per score. ELLESMERE, TUESDAY. —Quotations as follows Wheat (new) 13s 6d to 14; 01 per 225 ibs making- barley, 18s Od to 20s Od per 280 lbs oats (new), 0s Od to 14sGd per 200 lbs buster, 18 Id to 0s 0i per lb eggs, 8 to 9 for Is fowls,' 4s Od to 5« 6d ■■ ducks, 5s Od to 6s 6d; rabbits, ls8d to2s0u per couple. WHITCHURCH, FRIDAY. Wheat, 4" 2d to 4s 3,f per 75 Ibs; barley, 4s Od to 4s 3d per 70 lbs oats, 2s 10d to 3s 3d per 50 lbs eggs, 8 to 9 for Is; butter Is Od to Is 2d per 16 oz fowl". 3.. 6^ io 4,4 6d ducks, 5s Od to 5s 6t1 per couple potatoes 2s 6 I to Os per cwt;, beef, 6d;to8 ) c'-ittou. 7d to 9d lamb, 7d to 9d veal, 7d t.o 9d p wk, 7.1 to 8 3 per lb rabbits, Is 6d to Is 8d tx1! couple apples, 2d 3d to per quarter. BRADFORD WOOL, THURSDAY The healthy tone of this market is thoroughly maintained. Top- makers, strengthened by the improved reports from Australia and Buenos Ayres.are asking the latest top prices, and except at those rates are indifferent as to business. For the present users seem to be fairly well supplied, but those who come into the market have, aa a rule, to pay sellers what they ask. This applies both to merinos and all fine crossbreds. Medium crossbieds also share in the better state of things, and the low grades are only prevented from substantial appreciation by the very large supply. In English wools there is still k better feeling, but it cannot be said that prieew have yet substantially moved.
CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. — Approximate return oF traffic receipts for the week ending January 12th 19C2. Miles open, 250. Passengers, parcels, horses,' carriages, dogs and mails, £ 2,112; merchandise minerals, and live stock, £ 3,034 total for the week, £ 5,146; aggregate from commencement, of half-veai) £ 8,517. Actual traffic receipts for the correspond- ing week of last year: Miles open, 250. Phssensjerp parcels, &c, £2,042; merchandise, &e £2,769; total for the week, £4,811; agyre«ate'f-om commencement of half ) eHr, £ 8,191. "increase for the week, passengeis, parcel &e., £ 70; increase, merchandise. n.in>THls. Ac., £ 2f 5- total increase for the week, £ 335; Hgg: egate increase, passengers, parcels, cfec., £57; aggregate increase merchandise, minerals, &c., X269 aggregate in. crease from commencement of half-year, £326.