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MISCELLANEOUS. There is now growing on Vaynor Park Farm, Montgomeryshire, belonging to John Winner, Esq. a Turnip weighing 20lbs, and 1 yard 1 inch in circumference. The Buke of Cumberland and his wife, » dtvant Princess of Sal iii-o, are expected in Eng- land after Christmas. A monument to Gen, Moreau is erecting by order of the Emperor of Russia, on the spot where he was mortally wounded. The Committee of Master Manufacturers and Tradesmen of Bristol, haveultanimollsly resolved, that a piece of plate, with a suitable inscription, shall be presented to Mr. Serjeant Onsiow, as a testimony of their gratitude for his exertions tor the relief of trade and manu- in the repeal of the ob- noxious restraints imposed by the statute, 5th Elizabeth, on Apprenticeships. The King of Naples has written to one of his friends at Paris, that if an attempt shall he made to dispute with hlluthe possession of his throne, he will act in such a way that they stiall [lot easily send him to the Isle of Elba. It has been proposed in the American House of Representatives, and referred to a Commit- tee., that every Deserter from the British Army shallhaH lOG acres to settle upe-;i. The representations made to the French Go. vernment up: the facilities granted to Ame- rican privateers in French ports have been success) ul. We are told IbalallAmericallships are now excluded from those ports. A belief is entertained that the Duke of Wellington wiU soon return to this country. His Grace finds his residence at Paris uncom- fortable nay, it is added, that his life is in danger. So far from tiie French conceiving (he selection of so illustrious a (haradcr to be a compliment to them, they consider it as an affront. —We confess that we should not be sorry to find the report of the Duke's return correct. Rumours were in circulation of some dis- turbances in France, and that the French Go vernment had prepared orders for an additi- onal levy of 80 or 100,000 men. The latter measure is reported to have been suggested by Talleyrand, III order to give additional weight to his lie at Vienna, We doubt this rel)ort-'tii-I ley ratid is too wise to attempt to threaten iiie Allies, and the Allies are not like- ly to be awed by any menaces from France at the present moment. In the year 1272. the pay of n hthouring man was three hall pence a day In 1274, the price of a Bible with a commentary, fairly written, was 301.—It is further worthy of re- mark, that, in the year 1240, the building of two arches of London bridge cost 251.; five pounds less than the value of a Bible Happy for our labourers, they may now obtain for one day's pay, what would have cost them j more than thirteen jears labour lo procure. • A number of regiments ave forming in Ha- nover under the direction of the Duke of Cam- bridge the Officers are to be composed ex- clusively of Hanoverian nobility. Lord Walsingham retires from the office of Chairman of the Committees of the House of Lords with a pension of 20001. per annum for life, and a reversion of 10001. a year to his daughters. An alarming accident occurred at Barley Wood, on Thursday, but is not likely to be at- tended with any serious consequences, to Mrs. Hannah Moore, who is now nearly recovered. This justly celebrated lady, in reaching a book in her library, suffered her shawl to catch tire, and before any assistance could arrive, a great p,art of her dress was burnt. The failure of Whitehead, Howard, & Had- dock, is attributed solely to Whitehead's spe- cuiation in Omnium and Spanish wool. Mr. Howard, a man of large fortune, brought 80,0001, into the concern, and was in noways implicated in the cause of its ruin.—Main war- nings was never esteemed an opulent house—011 the day of their stopping, it is asserted, that they continued to receive, after they had dis- continued to ptiy, In the Court of King's Bench, Nov. 16ih, a motion was made for a Mandamus, command iug a person of the name of Jones to deliver tip to the ChurchwardetM of Godalming in Surrey, the keys of the parish clitireli.-Lor(i Ellenbo- rough said there was a much shorter way than a Mandamus-instead of applying to the At lorney, he should have applied to the Black- smith, who would have made a new key proba- bly for half a crown, and then he would have got possession by a much quicker process.— got Rule refused. Fortune Telling.—Joseph Powell, the cele- brated necromancer and false prophet, who has figured away and imposed Oil the public, by deluding the minds of the credulous of both sexes, was on Saturday, examined at Marfbo rough-street Police Ollice, on charge of ob- taining money under pretence of divining into futurity. His book of reference, after con suiting the planets, contained all the informa- tion necessary to set up prophet, and rivalled even the forebodings of either Johannah Southcotte or Parson I'owzer. — Here was a re ference to every card in the pack:; for instance, the ten of diamonds denoted marriage ace (if clults i letter ace of spades deathlive of clubs, a present eight of clubs, confusion five of spades, surprise; and the four of clubs, a gaol; which the prisoner was not enough to guard against. It also resolved dreams, and contained many letters from coun- try correspondents of both sexes, who bad only to send up their names, with au inclosure from Ss. 6d. to 10i. and agreeably to the sum paid, knowledge was obtained The prisoner confessed himself an hypocrite, and begged tor mercy; but the Magistrates observed a third offence of this nature constituted felony, for which the prisoner was committed. Expediency of raising Apple Trees from Kernels, without grafting. — A remar kah letine apple tree, of the nonpareil kind, grown from ,the kernel without ill the county of Salop, has produced an extraordinary crop of fruit, as appears by the following particulars This free was ill full leaf on the tOth of Nov. 1814, when the last portion of the fruit, above four-fifths of the whole, was gathered. It was transplanted at one year old, and the experi ment was not tried upon any other kernel plant.—Age of the Tree — probably 7, but not more than 8 years growth from the kernel.— Dimensions—ten feet high, including the shoots of the last season principal slemt-2 feet high, and 144 inches circumferenccal 1 foot from the ground. Fruit—some of t'he largest apples measured 10 inches in circumference, and one weighed more than 8 ounces 25 of the best gathered 10th Nov. weighed 10lb. al- though a few fine specimens of the fruit had been previously gathered.—Total number of apples 135—total weight 41 lb. 13 ounces.— average very nearly 5 ounces for each apple. Thequality of the fruit is in every respect like a fine nonpareil, and the wood and leaves of that species of apple.-SlIlopian Journal. Public Lighting by Gus—The commence ment of the present winter has been distin- guished in London by very general prepara tions for the introduction of gas lights.— Nearly the entire line of shops in the main streets, from Shoreditch Church, by St. Paul's to Westminster Abbey, a length of more than three miles, either is provided with pipes, or is in course of preparation. All experiment made on the street gas-lights and the street oil-lamps, proves thai one gas-lamp gives all intensity of light equal to thirty-oil laiiil)s.- It is aiso found that gas burned in Argaud's lamp equals two such lamps lighted with oil. In shops the advantages are, a white light nearly equal to day-light, a warmth which supersedes the se of fires, a total absence of smoke, smell, and vapour, and a great ecu nomy of labor and expense. It appears that every laml) consumes twenty gallons of gas an hour and that half a sack, or a hit ndred weight of coals, produces 250 hours consump- tion of one lamp, or five hours of fifty lamp. The coke produced in the distillation is worth about as much as the coal, and the tar, and ammonia equal the collateral expences so that the costs little, if any thing. Besides the origlllal company iu Westminster, which also has a station in Worship-street, Messrs. Grant, Knight, and Murdoch, have opened a new establishment in Water-lane, Fleet-street; and a third is projected 111 Southwark creat ing by a rivalry of interests that competition which is sure to accelerate this great discovery. It is said, that the New Company have con- tracts already for 1500 shop-lamps, 300 of which will be lighted this mouth and the ori- ginal Company have contracted to an equal extent, all at four pounds per annum, per lamp, at 3d a night. Some private establish- ments have provided apparatus for generating their own gas; but it is too large, and the process too operose for general introduction in that form; though Mr. Ackerman, of the Strand, has made the gas in his own house for three years past, and considers it a convenience above all price. It may be worth while to state, thai a gas light apparatus consists of a retort, in which the coal isdislilled of nwater- tub with a worm, through which the gas is cooled; of a vessel of lime water, by which it is deprived of all smell; and of a copper ga. someter, or cubic receptacle, inverted in water, for receiving the stock of gas. It may be, used at any distance to which there are pipes to convey it. The Militia Bill. -A circular letter has been addressed by Lord Sidmouth to the Officers commanding Regiments of Militia, which re- L main embodied. This circular conveys the opinion of the Attorney and Solicitor General on the legality of keeping the Militia, or any part of it,in the present circumstances in which the country is placed,-Lord Sidmouth (in his letter inclosing this opinion) says Although it is the unquestionable right of his Majesty to keep the Militia embodied, notwithstand- ing the termination of the war with France, it is nevertheless the Prince Regent's wish and intention to order the disembodying of the remaining regiments, to take place with as little delay as may be consistent with a due re- gard to the public safety and he trusts that until that period shall arrive, the conduct of the men will be marked by that steady atten- tion to their duty, and to the command of their officers, by which it has been uniformly dis- tinguished since they have been embodied. On Monday se'unight, a barge laden with brick, going down the river at Worcester, the men who had the management of her having occasion to go on shore, left only a boy on board, and moored the vessel to the shore, from which the wind and current drove her, and going rapidly down the stream, drifted against the battlements of the bridge, and sunk —lhe boy was rescued. And, on Tuesday, a salt barge going down the river, in consequence of the above barge lying across the channel, received so much damage in her bottom, by striking against the other barge, that, after passing through the bridge she sunk, but a considerable part of the cargo was saved.- And, on Wednesday, another vessel going down the river, striving to avoid the wreck of the first mentioned, drove against one of the piers of the bridge* and stove part of her side in; it was not without the greatest exertions thai this latter vessel could be kept afloat until hauled on shoise, for the unlading of her cargo. III