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MISCELLANEOUS. -.I. 1 I. 'I A vaiuauie tntercnange nas lJeen maae ai we eastern and western extremities of the globe. TheMaranham cotton, cultivated so abundant ly in the Brazils, has been transplanted into the East Indies,andtheexperimenthns been attended with great success. Under the pa- tronage of the Prime Minister, Araujo, a num- ber of tea plants, with Chinese gardeners, have been imported into Brazils, and the plantations formed under their management afford every prospect of a rich harvest frenrthat important vegetable. The decoction prepared from this exotica said to be equal to that produced from the commodity on its native soil. The French character has been so com. pletely disorgauiseii by Bonaparte, that it is not to be wondered at if it shoutd require some time to effect its civilization j-especially when it is considered what a number of disbanded military are now prowling about the-city of Pari for any thing they can devour. The superior of them, the Marshals, and other offi- cers of rai¡k, have known so well the miseries of war and its uncertainty, that there is not much danger of their hazarding any thing to unsettle their present comforts Go! let the famish'd soldier seek the war, I am at home, and safe, and happier far. The iwo Attorneys at Leeds who are likely to suffer for forging stamps to their own deeds, seem to think the selection very hard upon them, as they say there are many other deeds for which the fraternity ought to slIffer Sometime ago a squiirel was caught in Led sfmie Park, hear Ferrybridge, andJodged, for safe custody, in one of the traps used for taking rats alive. liere lie reiiiaiiied t'oi- seve- ral weeks, till at length, panting for liberty, he contrived to make his escape through a window, and repaired once more to his native fie-Jds. The family in which he had been a sportive inmate, were not a little vexed ai the loss of their little f-ivourite, and one of their I number was ordered to remove Ihe trap in the evening of the salllC day, that they might no longer be reminded of their loss but, on proceeding to discharge this duly, lie found to his surprise, that the squirrel, all wet and ruffled by the storm, had re-assutned his sta- tion, and again taken up his lodgings ill a corner of She trap. Ou Sunday last, after the performance of the Lmend service over the rcmains of a woo man in Shoredilch Church-yard, and when-the cofiin had been nearly covered with erth, a moan was heard from the grave, which ar- rested the hand of the grave-digger; it was followed by another, which convinced him that the sound came from the coffin. No time was lost by the persous still remaining around struggling for breath, She was im- mediately carried into the veslry-room, where she revived, and was shortly after conveyed home. A most singular discovery was made at a wharf in East Smitiifield, on Friday evening i*st. In the process of shipping a large ca«e, which had lately been brought to the wharf, tor the purpose of being conveyed to the coast ol Scotland, the cords which sustained it ac- cidentally broke, and the case falling to the ground, came partly to pieces, wieii, to the surprise of every one present, the arm (Ifr ,I man protruded itself from the inside. This I unaccountable appearance induced a close and immediate inspection of the case, and it was discovered to contain the corpse of a mail, genteelly dressed, with his throat cut A compromise has, we understand, been en- tered into be-tween the, India-house and the General Post-office, and letters may, according to the new arrangement, lie forwarded from the India-house by the ships about to be dis- patched for Bombay and China, on being pre- viously taxed Is. 2d. per single letter, at the Ship Letter Office; but letters for Bengal, Madras, Ceylon, Isle of ranee, Cape, &c. must be forwarded through the medium of the Post-office, which will dispatch them by the Coruwaliis, and the licensed ships, at the regular charge. The Corn-wallis is expected to sail with the trade for India on or about the 10th instant. A boot and shoemaker in Bermond sey street, a staunch disciple of Joanna South- cott, was so fii-zllly persuaded of the birth of Shiloh at the promised titne, ai to he induced to risk nearly all his properly wish those who differed with him in opinion. Tbey were sup- plied with boots audshocs tinder the stipula- tion I hat at Christmas they were to pav double for what they had, if the propheo was fulfil- led; in the event of it's turilill, out. a hoax, they were to have the goods^gralia. death o! Joanna has decided the bt is, and the poor deluded shoemaker now finds himself on the brink of ruin, having scarcely a g«°d bill on his !>»oks. The National Guard of Paris forms a very amusing spectacle ou parade. Oue would sup- pose they were selected for their vast variety and dissimilarity of size and shape. SOP-IC aye fat, bow-legged, and of low staiure, others tall tliiii, aild iii-iitietd. The uniform of each company seems to have been made to the mea- of some one man, if indeed one man could be selected, whose clothes were made to tit him. In going through the exercise, they seem to have no idea of simultaneous movement, and during the whole time they talk like Bedlam ites. They perform the pacific duty of the Thuilleries with an air of self-importance that [ is truly amusing. The Fradulenl Jtlornies. —We hear Ural more deeds, with fraudulently affixed stamps have been found in this town, on the different parties referring to them, during the last week more discoveries of the kind may be expected. There does not seem to be any other means of legalizing these deeds, than by giving the Commissioners power, by an Act of Parlia-r ment; to re-stamp them, on payment of the proper dtifies.-Leeds Intelligencer. An unfortunate Greek of the Island of My- tilene, refusing to pay tribute required of him by the Commander of a Turkish frigate, was carried a prisoner on board, aiid still" refusing compliance, his wife and daughter were but- chered before his eyes in retatiation he took an opportunity of setting fire to a powder magazine, the vessel blew up, and 110 persons on board perished. In consequence of the-serious riots in the Dublin Theatre, (some particulars we have al ready detailed) the in,,i n iNt r.Jones,l hoti, lit fit to announce his resignation, rather than sub- mit to make a personal apology on thestage, (as required) for an offence to the public not intended by him in so doinghc observes, that he has not forfeited his character as a gentle- man. The management was then confided to a Committee 01 the performers., and ttre Thea- tre re-opened on the 25th ult. We feel a peculiar pride in noticing the very splendid manner in which our valiant Duke of Wellington acted oil receiving intelli- gence of the of the treaty of peace with America at Ghent. The Duke of Wel- lington received the intelligence by express afier twelve at night, before information had been conveyed to Mr. Crawford, the American Ambassador at Paris; and without an instant's delay dispatched a note to the hotel of Mr. Crawford, who had retired to bed. In addition to this polished and elegant act of courtliness, the Duke of Wellington called upon Mr. Crawford the next morning, early, and, with a hearly shake of the hand, congratulated him on all event which left the whole world al peace. This N-ohle Chieftain had a right to exult in the accomplishment ofthatsrheme of universal concord to which his exertions have been so proudly-instrumental. We can easily conceive the warrior's feelings; and we trust that the nation which has just ceased to he our enemy, will be taught by this act, that I thecouiilry of whoso animosity thev so injuri ousiy complain, is ever ready to meet them on the grounds of-fair and honourable adjustment Mr. Wilson, late superintendant of mails in Scotland, has faeten presented with an elegant' silver cup, on which is the following inscrip- tion Mr. Joseph Wilsoll-'I'llls cup, pre, sented by the lloyal Mail Guards iu Scotland- j in testimony of their esteem for him as a gen j tleman, exemplified in his impartial, candid, and upright conduct, manifested during his superinlendancy in Scotland." I William and James Duncan, and Benjamin I Duckworth, three of the persons for whose apprehension a reward oi 50 guineas was of- fered for picking the pockets of a person at Garslon fair, in Lancashire, have been appre- hended at Bristol. the Duncans on Monday night, and Duckworth on Wednesday night*, at an house of ill fame in that city. They had stolen from the person at the fair upwards of 9sol. Two bank post bills of lool. were found upon them, also a quantity of silk-hand- kerchiefs with shopkeepers'marks, and three pocket hooks. One hundred and six thousand discharges bave.Jret\6y laken ,:lace from the French ar- my, on the ground ef-the "incapacity of the persons tor military service. Men married be- fore their entrance, and returned into theiate rior, are alo to be discharged. On Friday, as a carriage was on its way home from the coachraaker's, after having un- dergone a complete repair, on its arrival in Bond sfree't the horses became unmanageable, and set off at full gallop. 1h their furious pro grcss they came in contact with the shop of Mr. Griffith, one side of which was complete- ly, deiiioiislied in the shock. The pole of the carriage was broken, one of the servants was slightly hurt iu the forehead, aud one of the horses was severely cut. The of Tuesday's Gazette con- tains an order from the Prince Regent divid- ing the Order of the Bath into three classes— 1st, Knights Grand Crosses, among whom are Lord Hill, Sir Edward Paget, Lord Comber- mere, Sir T. P'.ctoti, and tticearl of Uxbridge, &c. 2d Knights Commanders among whom is Admiral Foley, &c, 3d, Companions of* t lie Order, among whom are Captain E. W. Owen, R. N. Col. Bingham, 53d foot, Col. Campbell, of the Guards, and Col. Sir Thomas Noel Hill, 1st Guards. There are to be 52 Grand Cro,qses 180 Knights Commanders.— The number of Companions is not stated. Madame de Stael is said to have tett Paris in.disgust. It is said she offered to write a military history of the reign of Buonaparte, but that her proposal was rejected by the Go- vernment. Marshal Soult complimented her on the spirit which dictated the undertaking, hut recommended to her to qualify heiself by the experience of a few campaigns before shecommenced it. She and General Sarr-xin are highly indignant at the neglect of their services. vices. Last Wednesday week, a respectable man, resi(iiii,- in tl)e pirisli of St. J,tti)es, Clerketi well, who had lately come from Manchester, attempted lo put. a period to his existence by boring a hole on each side of his neck of a sufficient bigness to admit two fingers, which, upon being discovered, surgical assistance was immediately procured, and the gentleman at whose house he then lodged knowing nolhtii"- of him or of his rdations, aod having oberved that lie appeared very dejected, thought it advisable to have him removed to the work- house, which was accordingly done, and he was put into one of toe rooms on the third story, and the doctor had just left him, after having dressed the wounds of his neck, when the unfortunate man immediately made a spring front his bed through the window, breaking three panes of glass, and also the wood work, and fell on the rough stones in the yard, at the back of the workhouse, a dis- tance of 40 feet in height, and he was taken up alive, and is now in a fair way of recovery. On being examined, they only found his ankle broke, and with no other fracture or external bruises. It is supposed embarrassment was the cause of his derangement. He bad re- ceived a letter the day before from his father, requesting him to come dowu to Manchester to meet his creditors. Xouis Bonaparte's novelliasTieeu lately pub- lished in three small volumes at Paris. The scene is in Holland; the principal characters are Dutch all the virtues and sufferings he exhibits are those of Dtitclimen the crimi- nals are French; the crimes those of the Re- volution; the chief calainity is the conquest of Holland and the miseries of his hero arise from his being made one of the victims of the accursed conscription, enforced for French ob- jects against a people whom the author paints as endowed with every human virtue. French laws. French principles, seem to be viewed with detestation by this alien to the Bonaparte blood. He dwells on the happiness of domes- tic life with the enthusiasm of a private Eng- lish Gentleman, when the English character was in its purest state and deplores and re- probates the new Jacobin system of divorce, with the just feelings of a Moralist and a Christian. Surgery.—- A recent meeting of the Society of Arts was made peculiarly iiiterestii-igbv the exhibition of various instruments-invented by Professor Assalini, an Italian surgeon of rank and.ability, to facilitate and to render more safe some of the capital operations of surgery. Several surgeons of reputation were present, who were invited to-deliver their sentiments upon their respective merits. Messrs. Blair, Cline, -Griggs, Earle, Want, and Carpue, se- vcrallJ gave their opinions in comlllendation of iticiti. The on these several testi- monies, bestowed on him their highest reward —Iheir gold medal, and voted him a sum of money equivalent to the instruments, which are deposited in their repository. The most important of them were calculated to diminish the difficulties of the stone operation, and to j insure the success and safely of that for aneu- rism. The remainder consisted principally in mechanical contrivances to make more port- I able the whole of the instruments necessary to be used by a surgeon in the field of battle. A Lapland IVedding.-Il It is death in Lap- land to marry a maid without her parents' or friends' consent; wherefore, if one bear affec- tion to a young maid, upon the breaking thereof to her friends, the fashion is, that a day is appointed for their friends to meet, to behold the two young parties run a r,,ce to- gether. The maid is allowed in starting the advantage of athiril part in the race.,so that it is impossible, except by will of herself,that she should be overtaken, if Ihe maid overrun her suitor the matter is ended he must never I)ave lier, it being penal for Ihe man to renew the motion of marriage. But if the virl-ill hafii an affection for him, though at the first running- hard to try the truth of his love, she I¡ will (without Ataianta's golden Balls to retard her speed) pretend somCcasualty, and a volun- tary halt before she cometh to the mark or end of the race. Thus none are compelled to marry againwt their own wills, and this is the cause that in this poor country the married people are richer in their own contentment than in other lands, where so many forced matches make feigned love and cause real un- happiness." We yesterday mentioned the case of (lie body of a man found upon a wharf, ready for conveyance to Scotland, with the throat cut, &c. An Inquest was held upon it on Monday at the St, Andrew's Head, in Upper East Smitiifield. Mr. S. Foss, a Clerk in Downes's Wharf, stated, that early on Tuesday se'n- night, two mean looking men came to the wharf with a horse and cart, and inquired it the Leith smack went from there, that they had a hamper 10 send to Edinburgh; heil told it did, they went into a public-house lo have some gi<i, while Mr. Foss opened Ihe warehouse; nol being light, he asked the di- rection they told him it was on the hamper, and he found it was Mr. Wilson, Janitor, Coi lege, Edinburgh. After paying the booking and wharfage, he asked them their names- they answered Chapman, and departed. The hamper lay in the warehouse until last Friday, when the vessel was ready to sail, and llien was put on board, when the crew thought some slrauge and had smell was issuing from it, and on turning it about two or ibree limes the bottom came off, and the hand of a person presented itself. On this it was reported to the beadle, to inform the proper officers, and on opening the hamper the naked body of a man was discovered, mutilated in a manner too horrible to describe. The Beadle, who was present at the opening of the hamper, corroborated the above evidence, as far as related to the state the body was found in; and on being Asked by one of the Jurymen, whelh-er the body was taken by any resurrec- tion men, foe the purpose of dissection, he replied, the body, to his opinion, was never buried. After a short consultation, the Jury returned a verdict of—W ilful Murder against some person or persons unknown. The Journal des Dames, and other French Papers, generally present an account of the Paris fashions; but the terms are, in many instances, unintelligible to an English reader. and the translation;, of course, very imperfect and unsatisfactory. The following account is extracted from a letter written by a woman of fashion at Paris toafriendin Loudon, dated the 27ih December:- 1 wish I could give you any idea of the fa- shions, but they are so horrible, it is almost im- possible. The bonnets are still worn large and high, but are certainly going out, as many of the most elegant women we have seen wear small hats, resembling the English, with the crowns much lower, and large plumes of feathers; they have also began to wear the hair in curls on the forehead, in the English way but they would not for the world own they did any thing like the English they therefore alter by slow ti egrees.- Their style of dressing the hair is frightful: it is drawn completely up by the roots to the top of the head, and there formed into large bows, with- out a single curl on the lorehead some, indeetl, have a large ringlet hanging at each side of the face, and one of the. same behind each ear, look- ing exactly like sheeps tails the waists are be- tween the shouldei s, both of the men and women, and they all look bunch-backed; a great many pelisses are worn of silk or figured velvet, trim- med with broad tur, and with very large ccll)es.- The most elegant thing for the Opera and other Theatres, is the immense bonnet and targe pe- lisse, which gives them a very vulgar and clumsy appearance. Nothing more dressed is seen, ex- cept on women of improper character—you may imagine the appearance of ihe house. A pretty woman I have scarcely seen, and the only thing they will allow the English to be superior, or even equal to them, is in the beauty of the wo- men. I have seen some fine men among the mi- litary, but the generality of the men are like bar- bers, and the women like market-women/' Coveertitnent, we iiiidetstand, are getfing rea- dy wilh all possible expedition, a fresh supply of silver coinage. Lieut.-Col. R. J. Harvev, Assistant Quarter Master-General in the Portuguese Army, whilst travelling post on horseback from Bayorme to Lisbon, a few weeks since, was stopped by six men, mounted and armed as Guerillas, upon the high road, about 11 o'clock in the day, and robbed of every thing he had. Oa his arrival at Valladolid, the Captain General of the Province (Palafox) furnished the Col. with what money he required, to provide him- self with clothes, &c. to enable him to pursue his journey. Spots of ink, it is well known, will abso- lutely ruin the finest linen.-Leinon juice will by no means answer the purpose of taking them out the spots, indeed, disappear but the malignity of the ink still adheres to tho linen it corrodes it, and a hole never fails to appear some time after in the part where the spot was made. Would you wish for a reme- S dy equally certain, without being subject to the same inconvenience ?—Take a mould can- 5 die, (the tallow of which is commonly of the finest kind), melt it, and dip the spotted part i of Ihe lineull1 the melted tallow then put it to the wash. It will come perfectiy white from | the hands of the laundress, and there will be f HO hole in the spotted part.—This experiment has been tried often, aud always attended with success. | Å —