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MILDNESS OF THE SEASON.—-Last week was gathered in the garden of Mr. William Jones, of Nant, near Beaumaris, about half a pint of full grown gooseberries. Last week, Richard Foulkes, ofMaynan, in the parish of Eglwysfach, in this county, was fully committed, for aiding and assisting another man, in the commission of a rape on a servant woman, in the employ of-: Onge, Esq. of Plas Madoc, near Llanrwst. During the last week, eight persons were com- mitted to our county gaol, from the neighbour- hood of Llandudno, charged with plundering from the wreck of the Hornby, lost on the Great Orms- Y, head, as stated in our paper. We forbear from any comment on these aliedged outrages, the As- sizes are about to commence, when every parti- cular shall be laid before our readers. ( Several workmen are now busily employed making a, deviation in the Chester road through the lands of G. H. D. Pennant, Esq. by which the steep Hill on the opposite side of the village of Tal y bont, will be avoided, and the distance nearly as much shortened between this city and Aber, as could have been effected by passing nearer the sea with a bridge over the estuary of, the river Ogwen. On Monday evening, the brig Shamrock, of and from Yarmouth, Christian, Master, for Li- verpool, with flour, corn, &c. was stranded on Redvvharf Sands, near Beaumaris, but received no damage, and was then expected to get off the following day. There are now in the possession of Robt. Hart, following day. There are now in the possession of Robt. Hart, of Walton-upon-Thames, oats,which weigh GUlbs. bushel. Sir William Curtis arrived with his yacht last mon thin the Bay of Naples; distressing to relate, the worthy citizen was short of pro\is'ons The first delivery of Valentines, from the two- penny post, was 81)00 the total delivery of the day sometimes exceeds 50,000. A small quantity of scarlet beans, with a plate of young potatoes, two plates of mushrooms, and a cucumber, were on Thursday exposed for sale in shops at Covent-garden, at five shillings a set. Strawberries, raspberries, and grapes, were on Friday exposed for sale in Covent-garden market; cauliflowers, vegetables, asparagus, celery, and radishes, were also in the market. Mr. John Ellman, jun. in a letter, dated Feb- ruary 5, which he has published on the late rise in corn, expresses his belief that the cause of it is a diminished and deteriorated cultivation, and that in a few weeks it will be higher. The instruments to be used by Captain Parry on the new expedition, are ordered to be shipped by the 1st of May so that we may presume it will sail abotit the- middle of that month. IMPORTANT.—All. officers ot the .British army, who shall in future retire on.half-pay at their own desire, will forfeit to their wives the right to pensions which they would otherwise be entitled to in case of death. This order has just been issued from the War-office, but does not apply to those placed on half-pay, or to such as have been compelled by ill-health. The fall of snow to the eastward has been so great as to retard the arrival., of coaches at this city, in a very considerable degree. Persons who have travelled by them inform us that mountains of snow impeded their progress. The Defiance, which should have reached Exeter.of Saturday afternoon, did not arrive until Sunday morning one o'clock; .and the subscription coaches have had similar., diSiculties to encounter.—Exeter Paper. A few days ago, a large piece of coal. com- pletely covered with cockle-shells, was found in one of the coalpits of the late Mr..Thomas, of the neighbourhood of Dewsbury, one, hundred and fifty feet, below the surfaceof the earth. There are more than live hundred and sixty dif- ferent newspapers printed in the United States of America, as appears, by the report of the Post- inas 'ter-genei-al.' A I)ill,tlø'elargeand extend the power of the Judges at'J he several Courts of Grea' Ses- sions in Wales, and to amend lie Laws rela'ing to the same," has been read a seednd time. At 1 he General Assembly of the Royal Acade- IllY of Ai,is Somerset House, on the 10 h 'inst. Jeffiev Wvat, Esq. and Capt. Geo. Jones, of the .Roval Montgomery Militia, Were elected Royal Acii i'Mmcians, ia the room of Joseph Nollekins, Esq. and Sir Henry Raeburn, deceased. By a recent regulation of the Lords of the Ad- miralty, all Master's Mates and Midshipmen, be- longing to ships paying off, who passed lor Lieu- tenants prior to the year 1S20, are eligible to re^ celve appointments from their Lordships^ as Ad- miralty Midshipmen. The former regulation only extended to Midshipmen who had passed prior to the 1st of January, IS 15). Sir Humphry Davy will be here on Monday, to superintend the coppering of the Royal George yacht, Samarang frigate, and Martial gun-brig, which vessels were taken into dock this after- noon. The process, we understand, is simply nailing a strip of thin lead or tin, or composition rhetal, under the edges of each sheet, and that metail being of a different nature from the cop- per, produces a species of gal vanislIl" which pre- vents the salt water from decomposing the cop- per.—Po rtsmovth paper.. An experiment is begunof a new mode of sow- ing wheat, in the vicinity of Chirnside, Berwick- shire. Instead of waiting till the field be cleared of turnips before the seed of the ensuing crop is put into the ground, two ebb furrows are drawn in each interstice between the rows of turnips, which are sown with wheat from a drill machine, and covered in; the turnips to be afterwards eat- en off by sheep upon the ground. SLANDKR.—The celebrated Boerhaave was not easily moved by detraction. He used to say, "The, sparks of calumny will be presently ex- tinct of themselves unless you blow them." It was a good remark of another, that the malice of ill tongues cast upon a good man, is only like a moutliful of smoke blown upon a dismond, which, though it clouds its beauty for the present, it is easily rubbed off, and the lustre of the gem restored. On Monday a wager of one hundred sovereigns was decided in the neighbourhood of this city, which showed the comparative swiftness of aman to a horse. One gen-tlemaii undertook to run 70 yards before the other could gallop 100 on the best hunter that could be got. The ground was railed off A gentlemati at the end of the course gave the signal, the parties started, and the gen- tleman beat the horse by about five yards.- Glasgow Jokrnal. On Wednesday, a meeting for the same bene- volent purpose was held at Abergele, at which Col. Huo-hes, of Kimmel, influenced by the same liberal and enlightened feeling with Mr. Madocks, filled the chair, and after an excellent display of individual talent in this pious cause, the meeting retired under the happiest auspices of its future extension and ultimate prosperity. Col. Hughes subscribed-to its funds most liberally. b The anniversary meeting of the Denbigh Aux- iliary Braneh Bible Society, took place at Den- bigh on Thursday, under circumstances highly favourable to its future extension and ultimate prosperity'; John Madocks, Esq. of Glan-y-wern, prospdrl 111 in the absence of the president, John Heaton, Esq. most liberally consented to take the chair. The. Rev. Messrs. Tattersal and Stewart, from Liverpool; the Rev. John Langley, from Shrews- bury t-lie Rev. John Elias, (the two latter as a deputation from the parent society) together with many other clergymen of different persuasions, and a numerous assemblage of the most respect- able inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood, almost filled the Town-hall. Some bodies having been stolen from the church yard of a remote parish in Northumberland, the owner of the estate, to prevent such depredations in future, has directed the graves to be made ra- ther shorter than the coffin, and to be excavated at the bottom, so as to admit the head under the solid ground. It is then impossible to raise it by the feet, and the ground must be cut away above the head-a work of more time than could always be commanded for the operation. In addition, a mixture of percussion powder, and gunpowder, placed on a wire in the inside of the coffin, to explode on its being opened, has been resorted to. This will retain its explosive power for a month, in which time the corpse will generally be unfit for dissection.— (Carlisle Journal.) JOHN THURTELL.—The surgical knife has at length concluded its operation oh the body of this atrocious murderer. The business of dissec- tion was conducted principally by Mr. Aber- nethy and Mr. Stanley, in presence of only a se- lect number of students. The flesh has been long since removed, the detached limbs and sinews having been prepared in the customary manner, and been re-uniled by means of wire hinges. The affixing of the head wili render the skeleton complete, when, we understand, it will be transmitted back to Hertford and being placed in the custody of the High Sheriff, he may use his own discretion as to its future disposal. The Cyrene, 20, Captain Percy Grace, is ar- rived at Portsmouth from Cape Coast Castle, whence she sailed on the 1:1th of December, leav- ing there the Bann,20, Captain Courtenay. The Owen Glendower, Captain Filmore, (senior om- cer on the coast), was at Sierra Leone; the Driver, Captain Bowen, was gone to Rio Janeiro to refit; the Swinger, Lieutenant Scott, was in the Bight of Benin, on which shores Mr. Belzo- ni, the celebrated traveller, had landed, and thence proceeded in prosecution of his arduous journey,iuto the interior. Sir Charles Mac íaïlhy, had arrived at Cape Coast, to commence operations against the Ashaiitees. The ships and British, settlements to leeward were generally healthy, ..The Cyrene had not been at Sierra Leone since the 2»th of October. Thirty years ago," says a correspondent, a full moiety of the sheep ex- hibited for Sale in, Smithfield, at this time of the year, and, indeed, from Christmas till May, were horned but, on no market day since the com- mencement of the present year have the pens, in- cluding horned Norfolk, contained 300 sheep of the above description. The breeding of horned sheep has been gradually declining for some years past, and (with the exception of Dorsets, the ewes of which species of sheep making better winter mothers, produce earlier fat lambs than those of any other, breed) will become, at no very distant period, extinct. In Wiltshire, which used to produce horned sheep unfrequently reaching the amazing weight of thirty stones, there is scarcely, we are told, a horned sheep to I be seen. Norfolk and Dorsetshire are the only districts in which they are now hired to any ex- tent and even in these, except for the purpose above, they are getting rapidly out of doors." BHEWERS ANB PUBLICANS.^—(From a corres- pondents—The Attorney General has- given an opinion, that all publicans who are under bond to take the beer they retail of a common brewer, can be considered in, no other light than as hired agents, with three months' notice to quit, accord- ing to the obligation of the bond and that the ct>mmon-bre\Ver who sells his beer under such conditions is, in fact, a retail brewer, to all in- tents and purposes, and not entitled to the allow- ances. The Law-oiffcers of the Excise are about to commence proceedings against common brewers whmseH. their beer by bonded agents, to recover back the allowances they JMAe received on the duty from the date of all dlfconds. The ques- tion was decided in the C$t|j^of Exchequer, in the case of the Golden-lane Brewery, the pro- prietors of which were compelled to return the amount of the allowances they had received on the beer they had brewed for three years, in con- sequence of several free publicans, who took shares in the concern, having engaged by bond to take all their beer at this brewery the Court of Exchequer having determined that in so doing they became the agents of the bre wery within the meaning of the act. It is understood that the bond system in country towns dates its rise within the last three years, and is become the common practice in districts where the magistrates have tolerated a monopoly in the beer trade. Bideford Fair, on Friday and Saturday last, was well supplied with Sheep and Cattle, nearly the whole of which were sold at advanced prices. A LITTLE GREAT MAN.irbe Bourbons are a gifted race and display, their talents at an age -when common mortals do not know their right i hand from their left. For instance, his illustri- ous Highness (standing two feet four inches in his miliiary boots) Henery Charles Louis Fer- dmand Capet de Bourbon, Duke of Bordeau, Marquiss, Count, Baron, &c. &c. now rising tour years of age, has, according to the Al- manack Royal a military fantily of four Gen- tlemen of Honour, five Aides-de Camps, and a Colonel of the Staff; and besides these, his little Highness in his civil capacity finds em- ployment to a Secretary of the Chamber, a Se- cretary du Cabinet and a Secretary des Com- niundemens. With such a thundering capacity lor business already, what will his little Ex- cellency be at the age of twenty-one ? ATTEMPT AT MURDER.—On Tuesday se'nnight, at the hour of ten, James Evans, shoemaker, in Carmarthen, was alarmed by the cries of mur- der, apparently proceeding from ihe direction \Pr Morgan's fish pond, whither lie hastened and saw a female weltering in her blood.— Her assailant made his escape over the flood gate wall of the pond into the adjoining shrub- bery, and got clear off. It appears ihat Ann Lewis, on whose life the attempt was made, lives as, a fellow servant at Wannifor, in Cardigan- shire, with the monster who attempted her life, during which a degree of intimacy existed be- tween them, which issued in a pregnancy. Not disposed to make the only amends in his power this miscreant enticed the girl at that time of night to accompany him to the road by the fish pond, a secluded spot and well calculated for the perpe- tration of his hellish design. When he arrived at this place ht) drew out a razor, and made a cut at the girl's throat, which she perceiving rose her hands lo aver', and struggled with the villain, during which her cries reached the per- son, who, at this critical moment came to her assistance, and,the wretch effected his escape. Young Asptill, the musical phenomenon, had the honour of being introduced to the King Fri- day last, at Windsor Palace. A select party was invited to d, King for the purpose of witnessing his performance. Among the com- pany present, were the Princess Augusta, Lady y Mary Taylor, the; Marchioness of Conyngham, the Duke of Dorset, Lord St. Helens, Count Lieven, Prince Polignac, Baron Fagel, the Mar- quis of Conyngham, &e. &c, Young Aspull took his station at the piano-forte at about half- past nine o'clock *Liid for the remainder of the evening, during more than three hours, had tha eclat of absorbing nearly the whole attention of the Royal party. The specimens given of his proficiency were selected from composers of eve- ry style and of Vêl'Y variety of difficulty, over which he exhibited a perfect mastery. The more elaborate pieces of Beethoven, Mozart, Hummei, Kalkbrenner, Moschcles, Kreutzer, and Clementi, were played in succession, with a force and precision that drew repeated exclamations of surprise front his hearers. The King, who the greater part of the time sat at his side, frequent- ly interrupted his performance by cries of "Bra- vo and encouragingly patttng the young per- former on the back. The Princess Augusta ho- noured the juvenile pianist by turning over the leaves of the book from which he played. Be- tween the instrumental pieces, for the sake of va- riety, young Aspull, from time to time, sang sim- ple airs, himself accompanying his voice on the piano forte. The impression made on his Majes- ty and the whole company, was that of unquali tied admiration, and the King gave orders that young Aspull should remain at Windsor, and be in attendance at eight o'clock on the following evening.—A pvjffor precocity.—EmT. VmGIN ROCKS.—The existence of these rocks being doubted by some, and their situation not being very generally known, it maybe important to masters of vessels trading to Newfoundland, to quote the following extract of a letter, ad- dressed by Arthur Kemp, master of the brig In- diana, ofbirmoutli, to the publisher of the New- foundland Gazette :-On the 23d of October, 1823, at meridian, I left Cape Broyle, after a strong gale from S. E., with the wind at W. N. W. steering S. E. by S. The following morning, at 8 a. m., having run SI miles, I was alarmed with the cry of Breakers a-head." and almost im- mediately saw them to such an alarming extent as obliged me to alter the course from S. E. by S. to E. by N., it not being possible to clear them on the other tack. After giving the breakers a good birth, and leaving them to the southward, distant 4 miles, I heaved the maintopsail to the mast, and lay by from 10 o'clock till meridian, and observed in lat. 46. 3.5. long. 50,51.; the ex- tent of breakers appeared to be about two miles, and were more tremendously alarming than I have ever experienced during 23 years that I have (chiefly in this trade) commanded a vessel." On Wednesday a poor woman went to the Black Mountain, behind Carrickfergus, for the purpose of gathering heather for firing, taking with her a child about two years old. While the mother was pursuing her task, her young charge wan- dered away from her, without being missed till it became necessary to return home, when to the distracted eye of the parent, no trace of her child was visible. The frantic woman vainly travers- ed every part of the mountain, till darknes ren- dered further efforts useless, aided by the exer- tions of several people, who sympathised with her in her miserable condition. Next morning early the whole country side commenced a search for the little innocent, but still there was no res- ponse to their shouts, nor did the result of IJHnv a conjecture give the least gleam of hope, that the mother would again see her beloved infant. The hounds were about to be started in pursuit of game, and the people were anxious that the huntsmen would not sport on the side of the mountain where the child had been lost, under the apprehension that the infant,if still alive,might be injured but it was more wisely conjectured by one of the gentlemen present that the dogs might be the means of scenting out the little wan- derer. Accordingly, in a short time the dogs made a full stop at a heather bush, and the child instantly jumped up, holding out its arms, screaming in terror of the dogs, and was safely restored to its anxious mother, after having been twenty-four hours without food, in the midst of a wild heath, on one of the most bleak mountains ill this part (If tile country.



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