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TO THE EDITOR. Sin-in your last Paper it is stated, that a Society, called the Carnarvonshire and Angle- sey Medical Academy Society, is jusf establish- ed," Sfc. Substitute the word Reading, for Academy, an! your information is correct The error (for I am convinced, it was not an in. tentional act) is calculated to throw a degree of ridicule upon a Society, which promises much good to the country I trust therefore, 'hat you will do us the justice to insert this note in your next paper, as a correction of the mistake in your former one. I am, Sir, your humble servant, A Member of (he Carnarvonshire <5f Anglesey j Medical Reading Society. I The Anglesey Local Militia was yesterday inspected by General Layard, on the Green, at Beaumaris, who we are given to understand, was tttuch gratified with their military ap- pearance, and the exactness with-which they went through their manoeuvres. —When we reflect 011 the great majority of this corps, who never before had shouldered a intisliel-,ii)d, that exercise, had only practised for eleven days—we are not surprised at the General's approbation, and think every compliment is due to the labours of the respectable body of offices, whose exertions have obtained for theireorps th is just meadofprofessional praise. Soot, at this season of the year, upon lajid liable to mildew, is recommended to be thinly spread by the farmer over his growing crops of wheat, as an excellent preservative from so great an evil. Messrs. Owen, Davies. and other able Welsh historians, appear now to have established the fact that the Druids possessed a symbolic cha- racter, not unlike the Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Indeed Mr. Owen ba3 inserted in his learned Weleh Dictionary a copy of the original Cael- brya y Peit-dd, or Biilet of the Signs of the Bards, to which we refer our readers as a sin gular curiosity, of the authenticity of which we entertain little doubt.—Monthly Maga- zine. Extraordinary Circumstance,-Last. week when the Express packet was taken into dock at Falmouth, in order to repair the damages she sustained in her late engagement with I all American privateer, a large horn, supposed to he that of an enormous sword fish, was found to have pierced through her bottom, near the keel. The horn penetrated through the dead wood, which is 16 inches thick, and 11 inches of it appeared on the inside of the vessel making in the whole 27 inches, The workmen in endeavouring to extract the horn from the wood, through which it had pene- trated, unfortunately broke it. Steam Botits.-I I is long since vessels impel- led by Steam have been applied to all sorts of useful purposes upon the great rivers in Ame- rica, but it is only within these few months that the same power was applied with success to that purpose in this country, although va. rious attempts were made. Very lately, howe ver, Mr. Henry Ball, of the Helensburgh baths, Oil the river Clyde, North Britain, con- structed a boat, having a small steam engine adapted to it and so effectually succeeded in conveying passengers to Greenock ami Helens- burgh tit their perfect satisfaction, that no less than fonr coaches plying between Glasgow and Greenock have been recent ly discontinued. The distance from Glasgow to Grenock, by water is 26 miles, which is performed in all ordinary cases, in four hours, sometimes under three and a half, whatever the state of the wind or tide may be Method of Horse Racing ill Italy.— The method of horse-racing in Italy is singular. The horses run 'without riders; and to urge them on, little balls with sharp points in them are hung to their sides, which, when the horse is employed in the rce, act like spurs. They have also pieces of tinfoil fastened on iheir hinder parts, which, as the animals rush through the air, make a loud rllsllillgnoise, and frighten them forward. i was much amused willi the horse-races al Ancona. A gun is fired when they first start, that preparations may be made lo receive them at the farther end when they have run half-way, another gnu is fired and another when they prive at the goal. To ascertain, without dispute, which wins the race, across the winning post a thread is stretched, dipped in-red lead, which the victor breaking, it leaves a red mark on I his chest, and this lIIark is decisive. The first race was declared unfair, as one horse had started before the rc,+t and the governor or- dered aiiottici-to be run the folio wing .-evening. ■ To guard the Course, a great number of Ho ma 11 soldiers under arms were ranged on each side of it, from one end to the other. The morn ing after the first race, the wind blewfrom the north, and was rather cold. I was sitting with his Excellency the Governor; Signor Virfolli, when a messenger arrived :fro!,) the General with.his compliments, requesting that the race might be deferred till another day, as he thought the weather too cotd to put his troops under trtng. The Governor replied !o* him, "that. as the weather was not loo cold for the ladies, he thought it was not too much so for Roman soldiers." ihave seen on a day which only threatened rain, a guard of Romans lurn out, every one ot which had an umbrella under his arm, the drummer and filer alone excepted. •WucgiWs Travels in Turkey, Italy, and llussia. t'he spot-iirig- SlaJIion— spanker.—The fol- lowing singular advertisement, descriptive of that noble animal tlte horse, appeared 111 an Irish paper of last week :—On Saturday, (he 16th of September next, will hesold at Slob- berton, the strong, staunch, steady, stout, sound, safe, sinewy, serviceable, strapping suple, swift, smart, sightly,-sprightly, spirited, sturdy, shining, sure-footed, sleek, well sized, well shaped, sorrel steed, of superlative sym- metry, styled Spanker 1 with small star and snip, square sided, slender shouldered, sharp sighted, and steps singularly stately—free from strain, spavin, spasm', s'.ringhalt, stran- guary, sciatica, staggers, scouring, strangles, salleneers, surfeit, seams, strum nir, swellings, scratches, starfoot, sprint, squint, squirt, scurf, scabs, scars, sores, scattering, shuffling, shamb. ling, gait, or symptoms of sickness of any sort-lie- is it neither stiff mouthed, shabby coated, sinew shrunk, spiir galled, saddle galled, shell toothed, sling gutted, surbated, Skill scahbed, short winded, splay footed, or shoulder-slipped, and is sound itt (,lie sword point, and si itlejoint-h-is neither sick, spleen, silfast, snaggle teelii, sandcrack, staring coat, swelled sheath, nor shattered hoofs—nor is he sour, sulky, surly, stubborn, (lr sullcn in I leiiil)er-i)eiiiier sl)y not- skittish, slow, slug- gish, nor stupid—he never slips, trips, strays stalks, starts, stops, shakes, ,stitiflies, snorts, stumbles, or stocks in the stable, and scarcely or seldom sweats-has a showy) sti- lish switch tail, and a safe, strong set otshoes on, can feed on soil, stubble, saintfom, sneaf- oats, straw, sedge, or scutch grass^—carries sixteen stone, with surprising speed m his stroke, over a six fool sod or stone wall. His sire was the Sit: Sober-sides, ai d a Sister of Spingleshanks, oy Sampson, a sporting SUIl of Sparkler, who won the sweepstakes and Not I scription plate last season at Slig"« His set. ling price, sixty-seven pounds, sixteen slill- iings, and sixpence sterling*

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