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ABDICATION OF THE KING OF HOLLAND. We have received by extraordinary express from Brussels, the important news of the abdication of the King of Holland. Our Correspondent writes— I haste to communi- cate to you the most important news just received by the Amsterdam papers of Wednesday afternoon, that his Majesty, before setting out the day before from the Hague, for the Castle of Loo, announced to his Ministers his intention of abdicating. In a few days a proclamation will be issued, by which his Majesty will inform his subjects of his resolution. I am enabled to assure you, from private letters I have received this moment from Holland that this news has an official character. The King made known his resolution to some of his Ministers before his departure for the chateau of Loo. The Ilandels- blad makes the same announcement, and adds that "the King went to Loo with Baron Fagel, one of his oldest friends, who had recently arrived from Paris, where he had performed the functions of Minister Plenipotentiary. The Dutch papers do not even hint at the causes which have led to this determination on the part of the King; but it is thought in Brussels that he has descended from his high estate solely to accomplish in private life the union with an amiable lady of his Court which met so much opposition when first announced to the Dutch people about a twelve- month ago.Sup,. Money Market The important intelligence from Marseilles, had the effect, on Monday, of causing Consols to recede from 8n to 87k t. About half s 4 past two o'clock a panic took place in the Consol market. XIO,0000 Consols were offered at 86, but a few minutes after, £ 100,000 were bought, which caused the market to be steady at 86. Longevity in Wales .During the months of April, May, and June, of the present year, there died in the five parishes of Penllyn, Merionethshire, forty-three persons the average of the ages of seventeen out of that number, was 86 years Welsh Herald. Advance in the Price of Lead.-A brisk demand has lately arisen for the article of lead, in conse- quence, it is supposed, of the vast preparations which are making in all directions for war. Pig lead is ranging at upwards of X20 per ton, and a further ad- ther advance is looked for, as little or no supply can be expected from Spain.-Newcastle Journal. Bankruptcies in 1839.-The total number of bank- ruptcies in England and Wales in the last year was 1083. Of these 1066 occurred in England, and only 17 in Wales. Monmouth Th e Monmouth Exhibition of Pictures is now open, and we understand the fine collection justly excites the admiration of the numerous visitors many of the paintings are beautiful specimens of the old school, and there are a large number of modern productions of great merit. We hope this praise- worthy effort to extend a taste for the arts, will meet with the success it so eminently deserves. Monday the 28th ult. was the Jewish New Year (5,401.) The Salmon Fishei-ies.We hear from good au- thority that application is intended to be made by counsel to the next court of quarter sessions at Usk, for the appointing proper and experienced persons as conservators on the rivers of Monmouthshire—viz., the Usk, Wye, and Munnow which application will be supported by the Lord Lieutenant of the County, C. H. Leigh, Esq., Sir Thomas Phillips, and other in- fluential gentlemen, several of whom are proprietors of fisheries. We hope a similar application will be made at our Gloucestershire sessions, and that it will be sanctioned by our noble Lord Lieutenant, and C. Bathurst, Esq., the chairman, both of whom are proprietors of extensive salmon fisheries on that part of the Severn where the greatest destruction of both young and old Salmon has been practised for many years past, by the prevalence of those wholesale de- structive engines or traps called Puts," which arc suffered to remain fixed in the channel and on the shores, and to continue the whole year. This is done in defiance of the law, whilst it is opposed to the dic- tates of humanity Gloucestershire Chronicle. Insurrection in the Isle of Man (From a Corres- pondent of the Advertiser.)-Dollglas, Isle of Man, Sept. 29, 1840 A regular insurrection has taken place in this little island, in consequence of the alter- ation in the currency, which has been, by an act of Tynwald, assimilated with the English money. The people have gathered in all parts of the island to op- pose this alteration. We are under regular martial law; all houses are closed at seven o'clock in the evening, and bodies of special constables parade the streets. The military, thirty men in number, are continually under arms. The insurgents nearly killed the High Bailiff of Peel, and another gentleman, a son of one of the members of the house of Keys but in Douglas all seems pretty quiet. A thing of this kind, in a little spot like this, I can assure you may materially affect business. The Ludlow Case A subscription has been com- menced by the commercial men of the United Kingdom, to compensate Mr. Macreeth for the incon- venience and suffering sustained by him from the late horrible attack on his life at Ludlow. The amount of subscription is limited to one shilling each, and the subscription list is to be kept open till the 20th of May, 1841, in order to give commercial gentlemen who have circuits of from three to six months an opportunity of showing this mark of respect and sym- pathy to a highly esteemed colleague. What newspaper would you recommend me to advertise in ?" said a cautious tradesman to his neigh- bour. Always choose one" was the reply, which is read by the more wealthy classes, and which does not contain so many advertisements as to prevent the probability of your own being read by the general reader !"—Essay on Advertising. Ventriloquism On the afternoon of Friday last. while a country woman was on her way home, about, three miles and a half east of Crieff, and carrying a bottle of whiskey in her hand, a stranger came up to her by the way, and walked along with her for nearly half a mile in mutual conversation, when on a sudden the air of Roy's wife of Aldivalloch was struck up apparently in the bottle. The woman in great alarm dashed the bottle to the ground and ran off, and was out of sight of the ventriloquist in the course of fifteen minutes Scotch paper. The Vaccination Act.-IVodern Legisl(ztion.-This Act will probably be inoperative, inasmuch as no pow- ers are given to the Poor-Law Guardians to pay the necessary expenses to medical officers from the poor rates. Another difficulty has also been started. If the payment for vaccination is defrayed out of the fund, that being, no doubt, the intention of the Legis- lature, then the parent of every child so vaccinated will be a pauper, and become disfranchised as a par- liamentary or municipal elector. Consequently there will be another job for the law masters next Session to pass an Act to amend an Act," which in these days is nothing uncommon Yorkshire Gazette. Important to Mariners—Erection of a Safety Bea- con on the Goodwin Sands The most incredible task, undertaken by Captain Bullock, of Her Majes- ty's steamer, Boxer, of erecting a safety beacon on the Goodwin sands, about seven miles from the town of Deal, was accomplished on Thursday afternoon. Captain Bullock had been long engaged in carrying out the above object. The lie has succeeded in erecting, consists of a column, about 40 feet above the level of the sea, having cleets and ropes attached to four of its sides, with holds for hands and feet. At the summit of the column is attached a gallery of an hexagon form, made of trellis work, and capable of holding twenty persons at one time. Above the gal- lery, and in continuation of the column, is a flag- staff 10 feet in height, thus making the entire beacon 50 feet in height. The sides of the gallery are so constructed as to enable the persons in it to 1)(} covered in with sail cloth, which is reefed in and round it, and can be used at pleasure; and also an awning to pass over it, which is fixed to the flag- staff thus entirely protecting any unfortunate ma- riner who may seek shelter on the column from the foul and tempestuous weather. A barrel of fresh wa- ter, together with a painted bag, enclosing a flag of distress, is stationed in the gallery, and the word a Hoist the flag painted in the language of all na- tions on boards stationed round the inner part of the gallery, so that the foreigner, as well as native sea- man, may be enabled to show a signal of distress, and obtain help from shore, which is about seven miles distant from the beacon. The means by which the beacon has been erected in so extraordinary a place as the Goodwin Sands, are as follows :—the founda- tion of the column is several feet below the surface of the sand, and is secured in the centre of a stout oak platform, extending from it on either side several yards. This is secured by upwards of two tons of pig iron ballast being lashed to it. In addition to this eight stout iron bars, each six feet long, are driven obliquely on each quarter of the column, and also put at a distance of 12 feet each quarter, and chains attached to them, communicating with the upper part of the column and the other gallery. The inde- fatigable exertions of Capt. Bullock, and the other officers and men engaged in the undertaking, are de- serving of the highest praise, they being compelled to work several hours up to their knees in water.-Ob- server. Coast Telegraph Hull, Sept 24th. We are glad to see the spirit with which Lieut. Watson is pro- gressing with his general Coast Telegraphs, and we have no doubt, from the importance of the project to the mercantile marine, that it will become greatly supported, particularly when the small expense to shipowners is taken into consideration. A most im- portant announcement has been made this week namely, a line of telegraphs from St. Catherine's Point, in the Isle of Wight, to Southampton, and London. St. Catherine's is a prominent and very high point,sittiated on the south coast of the island, and one which vessels either coming from the east or west generally make, so that by reporting themselves or communicating any intelligence off there, the news will be in London in a very short space of time, and from thence will be sent to other parts to parties interested. There is one very prominent feature attending these Coast Telegraphs, and particularly the line just alluded to, by which thousands of pounds in the course of the year may be saved to shipowners. Every body connected with shipping is aware of the expense, (and frequently the risk) of vessels going into ports for orders instead of so doing, in future they may be desired to call off any of the telegraph