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■ ii nil in 11 ||t "w;.a;¡:Ll.4-Ø..au-n SPIRIT OF THE PRET SS. I NAIOLEOX AND THE Popii.—It must be said for the Emperor Nspoleon that if iiu d iej someiim^ perplei us by Joubtful policy antl ￼ li4uU"a"'c, wilen be by doubtful policy and amb; guuus 66 when be has once taken a rcsolutioa there is no mm who follows it out with more decision. But a little while ago every- body wio in doubt waich aide ha was ar.out to espouse, —whether he would throw his sword into the scale of Itily i or, as the letter of the treaty of Villafranca scorn- ed LJ promise, lend himself eontent with the renown of two splendid victories to paichin^ the tacteied glori a oi Austr::i. -b)ut the il lperur has made his election; and, inving .nwdd it, he foliowa it out to its lesfitiinaie conclusion with no faltering s!ep. lie has determined that nc cannot do for the I'ope what ho will not do f?r Au.?tri?, and v leW" be case ol t!m Roms?m ex- actly in the sane I'?ht ? he hd before ru?irf?'i the p.iil.i ut Modena, Parma, and Tuscany. AIth.JU:ru I l} n' sovereign of a 'àll 'JatLlùJlL; state, he has refused to see any uiifetenee in the ca-e of clearly ascertained mis- ^overnaient h-jtuee^ the Iloi)c and other Italian princes. In his manner of dealing with the Emperor Napoleon the Pope is more than ordinarily fallible, even according to the lule which we apply to temporal potentates. For ten years has iie been maintained on his throne by French arms, and for ten year; has he listened with a passive and immutable obstinacy to the constant admonitions which he has received to reform his Kovcrnmont and redress the miseries of hia people. No doubt, the Pope and his profound ecclesiastical advisers thought that they may safely despise the admonitions of a prince newly seate d on a precarious throne, and who would' be sure to be- friend them for the sake of a support from his (!ler,v so necessary to the permanency of his dynasty. "They never thought that the time would como when a prineo who had endured so much woul'l at last assume a tone better corresponding to the power which he disposes, and can scarcely now believe that the hand which has hith- erto supported them can be so suddenly and so un- ceremoniously withdrawn. "The eldest son of the church," "theMost Christian King," holds to the head ot the church pretty nearly the same language as he would to any temporal prince. He tells him plainly that he has no choice but to acquiesce in the decision of his own revolted subjects and that he will be no party to forcing back on the people of Romagna a yoke which they have just shaken loose. To such an announce- ment the Pope replied at the beginning of this month with a conditional blessing, and now, at the end of the month, has arrived at the point of launching au en- cyclical letter against the Emperor, in which there is neither blessing nor condition, but a downright and straightforward denunciation. The breach has widened rapidly, and the thunder of the arms of this world is answered by those thunders of the Vatican which at one time or other have shaken the foundation of every throne in Europe. The Pope puts forward every con- sider ition except one that a deposed prince could urge in his belnlf. His rights are inviolable, his patrimony is sacred, his dominions are the residence of the head of the church on earth, necessary appanage of the successor of the Fishermen of Galilee. He his bound not to desert them, he is answerable for the souls committed to his charge, his fate would break the bonds of obedience which bind other subjects to other sovereigns. There ia in the letter every plea that could be put forward, ex- cept the one that would avail the most—the argument that the continuance of the government of the Pope is I necessary to the temporal well-being of his subjects. This he does not venture to assert, or rather he passes it by as a thing too far below the dignity of the Holy See to bi worth stating at all. It might look too much like an admission that the inhabitants of the Romagna had a right to be considered as something better than mere instruments for supporting the papal dignity; in- deed, the existence of his people once admitted, the Pope might be shocked at the blasphemous inference that ho had a duty to perform townrd these same people, not only as priest, but as sovereign. The Emperor of the Fiench by no means flinches from the controversy. His semi-oiffcial journals announce that, though the Emper- or will still observe the utmost moderation to the Pope, though he will even defend him by arms should he be menaced with expulsion from Rome; yet, if the politi- cal authority of the Pope be everywhere else destined to experience another crisis, the responsibility will fall, not on France, but on himself.-Yimes. THE GLOUCESTER EL LOTION COMMISSION.—The re- port of the Gloucester election commission signally con- firms the views so often expressed in this journal, not- only regarding what takes place at elections that are fought with money, but with reference to the operation of the hws commonly said to be in force for the purpose of restraining corrupt practices. After sitting upwards of a month in that quiet cathedral town, and after full examination of the hostile candidates, all their principal agents, and a host of tho victims of their lawless trade, they came to the conclusion that the election of 1857 having been carried by an expenditure of between two and three thousand pounds on the part of Sir Robott Carden, it was hoped that about the same outlay would secure the return of that gentleman in 1859 while on the other side a similar outlay was relied on to secure the return of a second Whig, in the person of Mr Monk. Of any illegal appropriation of the money both gentle- men took care to know nothing; and some pains were taken to keep a sort of mystification as to the origin of particular sums. Except as regards the personal honour of the candidates, it signifies nothing in what banking account the debauchery debits were eventually entered. The public only ask- Was Gloucester previously believ- ed to be venal ? Was any attempt seriously made on either side to prevent corruption ? Was the issue de- termined by the use of money ? Were not both sides; alike to blame ? And does not moral complicity lie at the door of the well-to-do and demure portion of the constituency, regarding the corruption of one in every six of their number ? The answer to each and all of these questions will be found in the report of the commission- ers, so clearly and explicitly set forth as to defy all cavil, and to leave no room for reasonable doubt. A schedule is given containing the names of two hundred and fifty- two electors out of fifteen hundred, who were guilty of bribery at the election in 1850, by receiving money or other valuable consideration for having given, or to in. duce them to give, or to refrain from giving, their votes." Another schedule is given which contains the names of 81 persons, who are declared to have been "guilty of bribery at the election in 1859, by corruptly giving or promising money or other valuable consideration to vot- ers for the purch-ise of their votes, on account of their having voted, or by corruptly advancing money for the purpose of bribery. It is worse than idle to affect to believe that the political depravity here revealed does not, by sympathy and countenance afforded It in the lo- cality, extend iar beyond the list of culprits given. The mere fact that in so small a community eighty-one indi- viduals should have been actively engaged as procurers, is in itself conclusive proof of the prevalent tone of de- moralisation. More than one of the witnesses avowed that he saw no harm in taking something for his voto; and as penalties for either bribing or being bribed are with good reason regarded as wholly fabulous in Glouce- ster, the poorer and more ignorant may almost be excus- ed for presuming that the letter of the law is not better than its established practice. All the witnesses of the more educated class-members of parliament, ex-mem- bers, Solicitors, conducting agents, and merchants- concur iu declaring that the wretched imposture called the Corrupt Practice Prevention Act never did and nev- er could have been intended to work otherwise than de- lusively. The commissioners go still further, and set upon it the brand of fraud; for they say, with irresisti- ble force, that getting as it does a sham election agent, and a sham auditor of accounts, neither of whom is in- vested with any power to prevent illicit expenditure, this miserable make believe of a law positively provides a screen for the perpetration of electoral enormitiea.-The Daily News.
ARSENIC IN PAPER HANGINGS.—Three of the chil- dren of Mr H. Felland, living at the Quarry, Sheepot. wall, near Tipton, have been all but poisoned. On removing to a new house the children became strange- ly and unaccountably ill. They all appeared suffering from the saino complaint, nor could they well explain how they felt. At nights they were worse than in the daytime, and always very restless, the muscles of the face being marked by a kind of twitching. Medical as- sistance was procured, but without effect, until Dr RJ. lenden discovered that they were suffering from the effects of poison continuously received into their system, but from what source he could not ascertain. He, however, subsequently examined the bed room, and finding the walls covered with a green-coloured paper, tore off a piece, in which he discovered an extraordinary quantity of arsenic. The room had just been papered, and a fire was kept in it. The children had, therefore, been inhaling the deleterious evaporation which neces- sarily issued from the paper. They were removed into another room, and are now fast regaining their usual health. The doctor states that, from an analysis made, a small bit of the paper contained sufficient arsenic to poison any grown person. HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS.—Hooping Cough. —This harragsiog disease now Very prevalent and largely swelling bills of mortality, is sure to extend its dominion, for its contagiousness contaminates all children previously unaffected. Fortunately for humanity this alarming dis order is now fully placed under control by Holloway's Ointment, which allays the nervous irritability, and checks the disease. Children of all ages and constitutions are daily saved by rubbing this Ointment on the spine aud chest; its virtues penetrate the skin, enter the blood, re- press irritation, prevent inflamation, moderate the cough, the little patient should take Holloway's Pills to avert fu- ture pulmonary dangers. Both, used simultaneously, soon quell the severest conghing fits. As some doubts existed as to the truth of the intelli- gence of General Garibaldi's marriage with Mdlle. Jose- phine Raimoridi at Fino, we may state that the Corriere Mercantile of Genoa of the 27th confirms it by quoting a letter from Como. Count Posse. Lanbertenghi, a cousin of Silvia Pellico, was one of the witnesses for the bride; M. Valerto, a deputy of the late Piedmontese chamber, was the general's witness. During the last few days a gallant son of Mars, who frequently presides at religious meetings in Leamington, has recently had a clergyman visiting him. The latter became enamoured of one of the daughters, and all elop- ment was the result. No tidings have yet been receiv- ed of the whereabouts of the happy pair. The lombardia of Milan states that Chioggia, near Venice, has been fined 20,000 florins, because, some days ago, a tri-coloured flag was displayed in the streets. General Fanti retains the superior command of the troops in Central Italy at the same time that he is Sar- dinian minister of war. He leaves his staff at Bologna, and in person occupies the war oflioe at Turin. The Rhone steamer for Gibraltar, has put back to Falmoath, with the loss of thres boats, which, with part of the cargo, were carried overboard, and the decks were swept- _.0 fa
<r. FOREIGN NEWS. -1 FRANCE. I THE POPE'S ENCYCLICAL LKTTER. — SL'PPSESSION ￼ OF TIIE DNIVERS." | On Sunday the Untrcrs contained the encyclical letter of the Pope to the archbishops and bishops stating tho motives of his refusal to accept the ad. vice ut the Emperor to give up the Roina<i»a. The following is an extract;- W e cannot abdicate the said provinces without breaking solemn oaths with- out exciting compI.iinU and insurrection in the re- lnainiler of our States; without weakening the right; of Italian Pritieos un justly despoiled of their dominions, and all princes throughout the Christian world, who could not behold with indifference the i.vrodu<;tion of certain very pernicious princi- ples. His Majesty is well aware bv what men, what money, and what help revolt at Ravenna and Bolo- gna has been accomplished. Moved with that pa- ternal charity which commands us to watch over the eternal welfare of all, we have re- minded him that all must one day be called to strict account before Christ's tribunal, and that all, there- fore, must place their alliance more upon mercy than justice. The letter concludes by demanding the pmyen and the aid in every possible manner of the ecclesiastics to whom it is addressed. In the Umoers a typographical distinction in favour of the Pope as against the Emperor was sustained through- out But on Monday the Moniteur publishes a de- cree of the Emperor suppressing the Univers, and stating as reasons for this measure the irritating Controversy of this journal, by which religious opin- ion was-disconcerted, the country agitated, and the fundamental basis on which are established the re- lations between the church and civil society under- mined, this journal having further published doc- trines tending to resuscitate pretensions which the ancient French monarchy had always struggled against. FRANCE AND ROME. The Constitutionnel publishes an article signed by its chief editor M. Grandguillot, expressing regret that the Romish court is still bent under the influ- ence of Austria as before the war. Tne Pope hav- ing refased to follow the advice given by Napoleon III., the duty of France is fulfilled. The counsel of France will never be changed into menaces or com- pulsion. The injustice towards her is great, but it will never cause her to depart from her character of mo- deration and protection. France would, if neces- sary, still defend the Pope against' anarchy in Rome, but, should the political authority of the Holy Father be everywhere else doomed to experience another crisis, the responsibility would not fall on the generous nation who has done everything for warding it off, and who will always be ready to grant to the Pope that support and assistance which is misapprehended to-day. SAVOY. I The municipal elections have just taken place at Chambery. The ministerial journal presented a list of candidates opposed to the annexation of Savoy I' to France. The Courier of the Alps, a Conserva- tive paper, favourable to the annexation to France, proposed another list of candidates, which obtained two-thirds of the votes. The Governor of Cham- bery has declared that the Sardinian Government never had the intention of ceding Savoy to France. The following is a Berlin tele-ram: -It is asserted that the arrangement between France and Sardinia respecting the cession of Savoy was agreed upon previous to the war in Italy, and was to be executed in case Austria should entirely evacuate Italy. It was also agreed that Chablais, Faucigny, and Geneva should be ceded to Switzerland. n The statement made by a Prussian lithographic correspondent, that Prussia had agreed beforehand to the cession of Sa- voy and Nice, had been denied in reliable quarters. PIEDMONT AND LOMBARDY. I IMPORTANT CIRCULAR FROM COUNT CAVOUR. On the 27th of January, the minister for foreign I affairs forwarded a circular to the Sardinian am bas- sadors abroad on the question of Central Italy. In this circular Count Cavour observes that the in- habitants of Central Italy had accepted the congress with confidence, but important events followed which caused its adjournment The pamphletu Le Pape et le Congress" (of which, without seeking its authorship, no one can contest the importance), the letter of Napoleon III. to the Pope, the speech of the Queen ot England, and the speech of Lord Palmerston in the House of Commons, are facts which show the impossibility of the restoration of the ancient rule in Central Italy. It is certain that the Congress will not be assembled for the present. The governments of Central Italy have, under these circumstances, the important duty of giving satis- I faction to the legitimate requirements of the people whose dignity and conduct have so much astonished Europe. The government of Central Italy being satisfied on their part, wishes also to satisfy these provinces by proclaiming the law of Sardinia for political elections. For the present, only announcing these facts, Count Cavour concludes by recalling that he will never fail in his responsibility for the tran- quility of Europe and the pacification of Italy. The "Daily News" correspondent says.-Oul-ht Pied. mont-will she be able even to repudiate these new deputies ? I do not think she will; ber govern- ment does not think so either and this in,.Ist be the reason why the sitting accommodation in the Cham- ber, though ample hitherto, is being increased. The Marquis Massimo d'itzeirlio has been appointed Go- vernor of Milan. On the 22nd there was a demonstration in honour of Count Cavour. The society of workmen and that of students proceeded with colours flying and torches light to the Count's hotel. They there through a de- putation, presented to him an address praying to have the annexation as much as possible. The count did not appear in the balcony, but replied to the deputation in the following terms -I thank the young men of the university and my other fellow- citizens ibr this mark of kind feeling. I shall con- tinue to devote myself entirely to the cause of Italy and of our own nation. There are still many diffi- culties to overcome. Europe has her eyes on us, and unexpected obstacles may arise. But the common sense and patriotism of the Italian peo- ple allow the hope to be entertained that every e:n- barassment will be surmounted under the able direc- tion of King Victor Emmanuel. The Indipendente of Turin, which passes for being Count Cavour's jour- nal, says, in its number of the 23rd, that nothing now opposes the Prince of Carignan's assuming the Regency, It also urges King Victor Emmanuel to make a tour through Tuscany and the iEmilian provinces. Count Mamiani, Minister of public in- struction at Turin, has issued a circular to the mem- ber of the council of public instruction, announ cings that he will favour liberty of instruction dur'n<* his adminstration. One of the electoral sections of Milan has offered to return Farini, the Governor of iEmilia, for Milan. He has accepted the offer. The Sardinian troops at Brec- scia are reported to have received orders to be in readiness to march across thu Po, and form the left wing of the Northern Italian army at Rimini. A public ball was given on the 24th at Milan, for the relief of the emigrants from Venice and the other provinces of Italy subject to Austria. The sale of the tickets produced nearly a thousand pounds. Count Cavovr's visit to Paris has been temporarily postponed. CENTRAL ITALY. I Baron Ricasoli, in presenting flags to the national Guard of Florence, delivered a long address, in which he said:—We require great prudence and large forces to preserve our independence. A great deal remains to be done. The annexation of the provinces of Italy to Piedmont is necessary to guar. antee Italian nationality the defence of which has become a common duty. The Monitore Toscanno publishes an official explanation of the j reasons for the reserve manifested in the decree pro- claiming the Sardinian statutes in Tuscany. The Tuscan Government only intended to reserve the organic laws of Tuscany on freedom of commerce and industry, and some other special laws. The National Parliament will decide whether those are going to cease in Tuscany, or whether, on the con- trary, they are to be extended for the. common benefit. Letters from Florence state that the Car. dinal Archbishop of Pisa has yielded at last to the remonstrances of the Tuscan Government, and has substituted the name of King Victor Emanuel. for that of the grand duke in the prayer in the mass The Modena Gazette of the 20th publishes various decrees issued by Governor Farini, and countersign- ed by the Ministers. The decrees are worded ''During the reign of his MajestyVictor Emmanuel, the Governor of the Royal Provinces of Æmilia de- crees," &c. The first decree orders the promulga- tion of the electoral law of Sardinia. The number of deputies for the royal provinces of the xEmilia is to be 70, viz.Bolognal, 12; Ferrara, 7 Forli, 7 Massa and Carra, 4 Modena, 10 Parma, 8 Piaceaza, 7; Ravenna, 7 Regjjio 8. The second decree orders a new coinage, on the decimal system, to be struck; the silver coins to have the ettigy of King Victor Emmanuel on one side, and the Royal arms of Savoy on the reverse, with the following in- scriptioa; Dio protegge l'ltalia." THE PAPAL STATES I Letters from Rome describe the Pope as being as resolute as ever, and as resolved to be a martyr. It is said that his stiffed necked bigotry has upset all the calculations of his crafty advisers. Antonelli is powerful enough to banish the Liberals from court, but not the French, English, and German Ultra- montanists. It is from the sympathy of these that the Pope gathers streigth and enthusiasm. The fat, torpid, easy, worldly-minded Italian prelates are amazed and disconcerted by the rabid, indiscreet zeal of their Transalpini brethren.
REVIEW OF THE BRITISH CORN TRAUE. i DURING THE TAST WFEIt. I From the Marlt Lane lirpress. I Fluctuations from hoar frost to fog and wet have j h atTain ruled during the past week. There is now, consequently, an unusual accumulation of water in the reservoirs, and the deep spring have poneraliy got their sunplics for the next summer. The sud- den state of the clay lands prevents their tillage, and field work has been generally impeded. Farmers still sutFer seriously in the condition of their samples so that not withstanding short supplies, 1 in many markets we have a repetition of dull accounts. In some places even prime qualities have been ra- ther brought down by the very low rates pro- cured for what has been unfit for use without mix- ing. A few markets have however, reported a sm.dl advance in useful qualitieq. But in London, with a stock of foreign about 80,000 quarters beyond this time last year, say about. 310,000 quarters, and 900,000 quarters more throughout tne kingdom millers are not eager buyers. And this is, perhaps, the more so, as the mild weather may produce ear, lier shipments from the Baltic than was once expec- led. Some quantity of old also yet remains in th- country. Whatever opinions, therefore prevailc neither the general quantity of the English wheat,i nor the prices demanded for good foreign here or abroad, are tempting to speculators.
I ■ THE GRAXD DUCHESS STEPHANIE OF BADEN The death of the Grand Duchesj Stephanie of Baden, by placing the court of France in dee;) mourning, will not only dim for a season the gaieties of the French capital, but will really create an emotion of deep regret among those classes who had an opportunity of estimat- ing the peisonalqualities of the deceased. Still more poignantly will her loss be felt in the Grand Duchy of Baden, where her serene highness had obtained the de- voted love of the whole population, no less by her high intelligence and lofty virtues than by her numerous charities. The Grand Duchess Stephanie was introduced to the aequaintance of the Baden people some 54 years ago; and it may with truth be said that during that long space of time stio had never ceased for a single day, whether under the hurricane of misfortune that for a time laid low the greatness of her family, or after the return of happier days, to be the object of th.- warm affection and profound respect of every nousohoid. Espoused in 1806 to Prince Louis.Charles Frederick of Baden, Stephanie Louise Adrienne de Beauharnais, daughter of Mdlle. Lezay-Marnesia and General Beau- harnais, was the niece of the Empress Josephine, and in the deed of adoption relative to the Beauharnais family was declared to be the adopted daughter of Napoleon 1. The people of Baden beheld in her, therefore, tlt: daugh- ter of the puissant monarch before whom all Europe then trembled, and the near kindred of that princess, so justly beloved, who knew how to transplant to the throne all the virtues of the wife and woman. On the fall of the empire, the people of Baden again united themselves to their sovereign; and when death overtook the Grand Duke in 1816, they joyfully accepted the sway of her who was henceforwards remembered as "the good Duchess." The Dowager Grand Ducue33 leaves a numerous family, happily combining the noble qualities of the old Fienc-li bloodof the Beauharnais with those ofthe princely Btock of the house of Baden. Her eldest daughter, the Princess Louisa-Amelia, became, in 1830, the bride of Prince Guatavus, of Wasa. The Princess Josephine I Frederica was married to the Prince of Hohonzollern- Sigmaringen in 1834. And the Princess Maria Eliza- beth adds to the lustre of the court circles of both France and England as Duchess of Hamilton, consort of the nobletnai whose family can boast of having long in- herited ducal rank in three several kingdoms-being Dukes of Hamilton in Scotland, of Brandon in England, and of Chatelherault in France. Though death thus carries off, one after the other, the membersof the noble and illustrious house of Beauharnais- Bonaparte, and though time may bereave us of all the living reminiscences of that grand epoch and that court of monarchs. still neither the one destroyer nor the other sweeps off traditions; and the virtues of the Grand Duchess of Baden will flourish again in her children, just as we bshold the political genius of the First Empe- ror, and the grace, the goodness, and the maternal devo- tion of the Empress Josephine, blooming and bearing again in Napoleon III. and the Empress Eugenie.
FASHIONS FOR FEBRUARY. At this season of the year we are sure that a lengthened description of drelles suitable for ball and evening toil- ette will bo useful to our readers. Some of them, from the lightness of the material and the combination of flowers, tulle. &c., may almost be called iairy-like. One we will describe. It was composed of white tulle bouil- lonnee. At the lower part of the skirt it had three skirts of double tulle, each caught up by rib bons of white taf- fetas, embroidered with bouquets of flowers, producing a fresh and charming effect. Nine bouquets of flowera were placed at the end of these ribbons, no two alike. The body was in the same style as the skirt. Upon each shoulder a bouquet of flowers formed an epaulette. Home dress may bo made either very simple or very elegant; but in either case there is one requisite, which is the Zouave jacket. Forplairdress it may be made of cloth, or caehemere of a dark colour. Cloth is preferable, particularly brown cloth. These are frequently trimmed with gold braid; but as cloth is not an article of luxury, we would recommend our readers to substitute for this untasteful ornament a rich black braid, whiuh is far more distingue. The lining should be a dark-coloured silk. With cloth jackets, the chemisettes are of cambric in narrow tucks, plain, or mixed with rows of insertion. Small collar the Empress cravat; and under-sleeves to match the chemisette. A silk or satin shirt may be worn; but the only trimmings allowable are large buttons, or flat bows with steel buckles. Many ellgartes prefer them made of velvet, trimmed with gold, and lined with light- coloured silk, and some wear them of lightbliic or pur- plo cashmere, almost covered with gold embroidery; but this is neither in good tasto nor elegant. Rely on our advice, and be contented with a velvet jacket; but if yon must use gold lace let it be sparingly. The chemi- sette for this jacket should be of plaitted muslin, trim- med with black and white guipure and bouillonnes, in which is inserted a ribbon to match the rest of the toil- ette. The skirt of maire, emerall green, violet, or brown trimmed with rounds of velvet, trimmed with guipure, or wido bands of violet placed a la lialienne. This is a dress botti elegant and di-tingw. There is not much change in the style of bonnet, since we wrote last month. They are still worn larger, and have generally some black in the trimmings. A novel wreath for dinner-dress was made with a bunch of small moss-rose buls on the middle of the fore. head, mixed with pansies of light and deep shades of violet; then on each side a plait of dark and light-col- oured green velvet reaching a short distance, and follow- ed by bunches of violets in green satin agiin t,,e plait of velvet followed this time by a bouquet to match that in front. The wreath is finished by continuation of the plait, fastenod together at the back of the head by a bow of velvet ribbon the same shades as the flowers. This fancy will not be found to be devoid of elegance and far from unbecoming, when placed on light hair. -Le Follett.
BURKING OF THE EMIGRANT SHIP EJJDYMION.—On Tuesday morning, at half-past 5 o'clock, a fire broke out on board the emigrant ship Endymion, lying in the Mersey, between New Brighton and Egremont, on the Cheshire side of the river. The Endymion was ready for sea, having cleared the Customs the day before, and her destination was New York, for which port she had a number of passengers on board. She was what the emi- grant commissioners call a short ship." When the fire was discovered the greatest consternation prevailed on board, for in addition to the crew, which numbered about thirty-two, there were twenty-fivo second cabin pas. sengers on board, the -greater portio.1 of whom were in their berths. The fire was first discovered issuing from the forehold, but notwithstanding that every possible measure was taken to subdue it, both by the crew and passengers, the flames gradually spread themselves in every direction with increased rage. As soon as possible the alarm of fire was communicated to tho shore, and shortly afterwards a number of tugs went to the scene of the conflagration. The passengers and their luggage were speedily got overboard on to the tenders, who brought them to the Prince's landing-stage, where every possible assistance was rendered them. While the trans- shipment of the passengers and other luggage was going on, intelligence was conveyed to the fire police station, and two fire engines, under the command of Mr Super- intendent Hewitt, were put on board two of the Liver- pool Tug- Company's steamers, and taken alongside the burning vesel. The hose were immediately put into re- quisition, and the ship deluged with water, but the tire had got too strong a hold to be easily suppressed, if at all; and at six o'clock the flames bust out of the fore and main hatchways. The inflammable material on deck soon caught fire, and in a few hours afterwaids the noble ship was enveloped in flames from stern to stern. The ship at this time was riding at anchor, and Captain llallest, the commander, seeiug that destruction was inevitable, determined to run his vessel ashore, and scuttle her. Several hawsors were immediately ruu out and fastened to the tug-boats present, the anchors of the burning vessel were slipped, the tugs got her under weigh, and in about half an hour from the commence- ment of tho operation, she was beached and scuttled on the sand between the Magazine and New Brighton. About 11 o'clock the flames caught the running rigging, and now oommenced the grandest spectacle imaginable —a large and full-rigged ship on tire from stem to stern, from the deck to the main truck. There was a solt breeze blowing at the time, and the ship's rigging looked like ropes ot fire, while the sails, which by some means or other became unbent, added much to the grandeur of the scene. About half-past one o'clock the stays gave way, the air was filled with burning particles of the cordage, and the foremost went overboard with a terrible crash, and all hopes of saving the vessel were apparently given up, as the seams were observed to open and close on erery lurch of the ship. Henry Oakley, aged 35, labourer, Burslem, was fatally burned whilst drunk and asleep on Sunday- It is sup- posed that fire from his pipe ignited bis clothes. A camel was bora at Edinburgh last week. The parents witro recently imported from Arabia by Messrs. Sanger. Two boats were capsized off Aberdeen on Monday and three men were drowned. Why is Lord John Rtusgell like a woqdcock ?—Beo^uae he borea the Commpiis W iq. hia bW; ..1 .J.
IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. I HOUSE OF LOkps-FRIDAV. I Lord Duncannoa gave nutico that oil FriJaTj the 3rd of February, lie should call the attention of the House to the services that Were performed in Saddler's Wells end other theaties, by clergymen of the Church of Eng- land, and sliouhi move that such proceedings were in- jurious to the d'umtv of the Est-iblislied Church. Lord Cranworth obtained leave to bring in a Bill similar ia effect to tint nuroiu-ed last session, for amending the laws relating to endowed schools. In answer to a ques- tion fruiu Lord Elisubotough, the Duke of Argyll stated that the Government hau not ascertained from the government of India the precise value of the property to be distributed to the troops cs prize money, but he ex- pected that information every day. Lord Brougham moved f..r n. return of the quantity of cotton imported into this country during tho two years endin- D*'cea.- ber 31st, 1859, and of the revenue derived by the eouu- try therefrom. The noble and learned lord called atten- tion to the injury inflicted upon commerce by tho im- position of trifling duties on importaut articles of trade, and expressed a hope that the government would put an end to a source of revenue front which no benefit was received, commensurate with the inj ury and annoyance it inflicted upon the trading community. The Duke of Newcastle assented to the production of the returns, and said that government would do all in their power, not only to encourage the growth of cotton in our colonies, but to suppress the slave trade. I HOUSE OF COMMONS.—FainAY. I In answer to a question from Mr Griffiths, Lord John Russell denied that 30,000 French troops were expected at Leghorn, or that the French government had any in- tention of taking such a step to prevent the annexation of the provinces of central Italy to Sardinia. Mr E James called attention to the case of Dr Smethurst,, he had followed the ordinary course, which he had no reason to regret. A bill would shortly be introduced by an independent member, in re'erence to criminal appeals. Mr Bowyer condemned the proceedings of the Divorce Court, which were becoming too scandalous to be longer tolerated. Sir G C Lewis said the Government did not intend to alter the number of judges, but to enlarge the classes of business which might be decided by the judge ordinary alone. The Chancellor of the Exchequer ob tained leave to bring in bis Bill relating to savings' banks. Sir G C Lewis moved for leave to bring in a Bill for the better management of highways. The Bill was substantially the same as that of last year. It provided for the management of the highways by a board g h wa y s by a board similar to the board of guardians, directed by a magis- trate. After a short debate, leave was given to brin" in the Bill. Leave was also given t" Sir G 0 Le% is toO in- troduce a Bill to make further provision concerning mortgages and other dispositions of property to munici- pal corporations) in England and Ireland, and to Mr Ayrton, to bring in a Bill relating to newspapers, &c. HOUSE OF LORDS.—MONDAY. In tie House of Lords, a number of bills for the con- solidation and amendment of the criminal law were read a fit st time. HOUSE OP COMMONS.—MONDAY, In the House of Commons, Lord John Russell stated that, in consequence of a report which reached the Gov- ernment from our Minister in Switzerland, a representa- tion was made to the French Government in reference to the rumour about the annexation of Savoy aad he would state in a day or two whether the papers could be laid before the house without inj ury to the public service. Attention having been called (as it was also in the Lords) to the riot on Sunday at St Georgo's-in-the- East, Sir G C Lewis, said that means should be taken to prevent a recurrence of the open desecration of the church. Protesting against the indifference of the Gov- ernment, Mr Danby Seymour promised to introduce a measure upon this subject; and Mr Hadfield said that the public had borne long enough with the spectacle of a clergyman taking Protestant pay, and introducing Ro. manist practices. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said that copies of the treaty with France, the terms of which were not yet completed, would not be in the hands of members by Monday night, but he wonld then enter into a ful. explanation of its provisions, which are very simple, and which were connected with the financial pro- posals of the Government, upon which he would take the opinion of the house, by resolutions, on Thursday in next week. Leave was given to bring to a bill to abol- ish the annuity tax in Edinburgh and the select committee on contracts was reappointed, after some dis- cussion. HOUSE OF LORDS—TUESDAY. In the House of Lords, a bill to give the common-law courts the power of dealing with equity was introduced by the Lord Chancellor; and, on tho motion of Lord Brougham, a bill for facilitating the sale and transfer of real estates and the registration ot titles was read a first time. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—TUESDAY. In the House of Commons Lord John Russell stated that Garibaldi declined to accept the command of the the National Guard of Sardinia, on Sir James Hud- ¡ son privately, without communication with his Gov- ernment, and independently of the French Am- bassador, expressing an opinion as to the impolicy of Garibaldi holding such a position. Lord John Russell also stated that there were grounds to be!ieve that the intercession of the British Consul would secure the re- lease of Martin Esclante, imprisoned in Spain for dis- tributing the Scriptures. Mr S Herbert stated that it was not the intention of the Government to embody any fresh regiments of militia in the place of those disembod- ied. Mr Lindsay's motion fur a select committee upon shipping led to a debate and the proposal of an amen d- ment, but ultimately the scope of the motion wae ex- tonJed and the appointment of a committee agreed to. Mr Melior, with the assent of L?rd Palmerston, intro- daced a bill, to amend the Corrupt Practice Act, in which he proposed to punish bribery with hard labour, and to make tho payment of election expenses, except throug"h tho auditor, a misdemeanour. Leave was also given to introduce bills relating to parochial rates for general benefit, to bonded warehouses for inland towns, and to the adulteration of food. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—WEDNESDAY. In the Ilcust3 of Commons, the seconl reading of Air M'Mahon's bill providing for appeal in criminal cases, was opposed, on the part of the Government, by Sir G. C. Lewis, on the ground that it would completely change the character of the administration of the crim- inal law, without abolishing the prerogative of the Crown, without relieving the Home Secretary of the painful duties which now devolved upon him, and without pro- viding a proper remedy for any of the evils at present j complained of. Alluding to the case of Dr. Smethurst, he denied that it afforded any argument in favour of the right of appeal, inasmuch as there was no misdirec- tion on the part of the judge and no verdict contrary to the evidence. Her Majesty was advised to grant a par- don solely upon the opinion of medical practitioners as to the facts proved in evidence, and as to the medical bearing of thoie facts. Had there been a second trial under the bill before the house, with the same result, it would be preposterous to suppose that the prerogative of the Crown could not have been called into action. He moved, as an amendment, that the bill be reaJ a second time that day six months, and, after a debate, Mr M'Mahon declined to press his motion, and the amend- ment was agreed to, so that the bill is lost. HOUSE OF LORDS.—Thursday. I In the House of Lords it was ordered that no private bills originating in that house should be read alter the I 21st instant. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—THURSDAY. I In the House of Commons, notices were given by three members that they intended respectively to call attention to our relations with China, to flogging in the army, and to the manning of the navy. Mr Disraeli elicited from Lord John Russell that there had been two interviews between Lord Cowley and Count Walewski, at the second of which Count Walewski declared that the Em- peror of the French had no longer any intention of at. tempting the annexation of Savoy to France. Govern- ment, however, had come to the conclusion that tho official correspondence ought not to be produced. Mr Wise proposed the appointment, annually, of a commit- tee to revise the miscellaneous civil service expenditure, and the motion, opposed by Government, and support- ed in a strong spoech by Mr Bright, was carried by 121 to 93. The house ordered the prosecution of the two men accused of bribery by the Beverley election committee, and consented to the introduction of Mr Hubbard's church-rate law amendment bill, and to the appointment of a committee to enquire into the manu- facture of anchors and chain cables for the merchant service.
SALTA laB. Putting aside the gigautic siza of the estab- lishment at Saltaire, it exhibits so many other points of in- terest, that all who go to Bradford or any any other neigh- bouring town in thriving, far seeing, hard fighting York- shire, should visit it. The expenditure which was ven- tured on, to economeis labour, to obtain completeness, and to ensure the comfort of the 3,000 persons who are engaged in the works; will surprise many; but the wisdom of it, even in a financial point of view, soon makes itself evident. Our readers do not require to be told that the title which the mills and rising town bear give us the name of its enterprising founder, Mr Titus Salt, bt, p. and that of the locality, the beaatiful valley of the Aire' in which it is built. It is a joke against the Prince Nann. ieon, that in an account he gave of the Paris Exhibition of leon, that in an aceount he gave o(the Piiria Exhibition of 18oo he pointed out that Mr Titus had exhibited some magnificent samples of øalt I The place of which we are speaking is indeed a magnificent exhibition of Salt, and it is to be hoped that he may long live to enjoy the honou it has deservedly gained him. The budding, for the wcrk, cover 6^ acres The main range of h?Idi?-a fine substantia' piece of work, &r.prouf,d highly? ditable to Messrs. Lockwood and M?,- the &rchitl?cto -e?d. 550 feet long and 72 hi,h; .uda?tbe t? storey runs over the central archway, aud reache th.wb? lenbth of the mill, we get a room odO feet in length the longest, perhaps in Europe and, looking from oue end to the other, a fide bight it is. The wettviDS shed, however attached to the mill, eclipses that in area; for here we uue in one apartineut two acres-room to dine com- fortably 7,000 persons. In the combing shed, of halt its atea, Mr bait did dine 3,500 persons, wheu the build- ing was first brought into use. Men, women, aud child- ￼ at work lhronghont the buiidiog; steam engines "I 1 n?n U& A)&au norse power collectively give motion by two miles of shafting to 1,300 looms and when we add that the daily produce of these is 30,000 yards, or 5,000 miles annually, and in other words, that the length made in a year and a half is more than enough to reach from one side of onr globe to the other, if there were a holo through the middle, the skill, energy, and capital required, to carry on such an undertaking, will be'str ik- ingly evident.-Builder. A. medal is about to be struck at the Paris Mint to commemorate the signature of the Treaty of Comme' rce between England and France,
EPITOME OF NEWS. Sir George Grey, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lan. caster, is said to be »enmsly ill at Brighten. Mrs Sunderland is seriously in jispjsed, and unable at present to fulfil j'itr musical u lga^etujnts. It is nut ptoOdbie, sav s the "Army and Navy Ga- zeLtr," that Lord Clyde will arrive in England till the be- ginning of May. I he Lordo of the Admiralty granfed permission to the aitisius of the Davenport dockyard io form them- selves into rule curps. It has 1 ecu determined, for tas facilitation of publio business, that C2 of toe railway anl oLher private bills should originate in the House of Lords. The overtur e which have been made to the British Officers oi the Siku regiment to volunteer for China have not been attended with much success. James Jtlaud, known as Champion Hand," having been identified ai the mati who fired at Air Dunne, at Tullainore, as been committed to the assizes. A Storuoway boat and crow of six men have boea missing since the lOlh instant. Ii parted from the com- pany with our boat- dunug a shower in Byble Bay, Scot- land. A village yokel who gave evidence in the Salford Court of Record last week created considerable mirth by giving himself the name of Lord Tom White- head." Mr Pullard Urquhart, making quite sure that we snail have the income tax re-iniijosed upon us with all its rigour, will ask i'or a little reform in the manner of ases- Bln. Tbo extetisioi of the South Yorkshire. Railway from Chapleiowu to the calbl basin at Sheffield is to be proceeded with forthwith. 'Cue cost is estimated at about £ 40,0o0, A steam carriage for running on ordinary roads, and constructed to hold three persons, manufactured at the Buckingham Foundry, has been exhibited to the Royal Family at Windsor. A dissolute and destitute woman at Bolton, who had been refused admission into the workhouse, died in the street, her death being hastened by neglect and want of nourishment. A Snetland letter states that five intoxicated fisher- men, in crossing Yell Suund to their homes, were drown- ed and that intemperance is the cause of nearly all the deaths by drowning in these islands. Dog fish have again appeared in dense shoals along the north-east coast, particularly off Aberdeen, Banff, and Moray, where they are represented as having sud- denly come on in myriads. John Hardcastlo, assistant highway surveyor, Leedi at ;CIO a year, has been committed to the assizes for embezzling iiii, too amount ol tradesmen's bilk, to which he forged receipts. The Lime tree in Moor Park, the seat of Lord Ebury the branches of which extended themselves to the dia- meter of 140 feet, and were 95 feet in height, was totally destroyed on the 21st ult. At Leeds, a man of respectable appearance, who had induced about 20 tradesmen to send goods without pay- ment, was pounced upon, when packing up at bit lodg- ings, by a number of his creditors, each of whom Seized his owu property and carried it off. A farmer nuned Cluskie, of Ardee, Ireland, who had his hand shattered whilst greasing a threshiDg machine, has died from tetanui. fie refused to submit to ampu- tatation. which, it is said, would have saved hie. life,: Mr Stirling, the Senior wrangler of the year at Cam- bridge, was educated at the University of Aberdeen, un- der Professor Thompson, who was himself second wran- gler in 1845. The total number of gentlemen who have honours thia year is 121, as compared with 131 in 1859. The Odd-Fellows" of Cheltenham have determined to avoid the aproach of singularity, by enrolling tholQ- seves as rifle volunteers. It seems that, as a secret society, they cannot furm a portion of her Majesty's set- vice, but as private individuals they will, of course, be gladly received. At the Mayor of Birmingham's recent entertainment to the members of the rifle crops, about 8000 persons were present. The effect of the gray tunios was some- what sombre for a ball, though partially relieved by the gay dresses of the ladies, and the more lively uni- form of the Hussars and Staffordshire Yeomanry. A painful event has lately occurred at Viareggio. in the Gulf of Genoa, where tho late Duke of Parma, who was assasinated, ii buried. It appears that the chapel and grave where the body is Jeposited were lately broken opeu. and the embalmed remains dragged from their rest- ing place and left exposed. The Gazette announces that the Queen has conferred the Victoria Cross upon Lieutenant A. S. Heathcote, 6th Riflei Troop Sergeant-Major Champion, 8th Hila- sars; Colour Sergeants Waller and Garvin, Bulger Sut- ton, Privates Swaine, Thompson ancl Turner, Rifles; and Private Kirk, 10th Regiment, for acts of bravery in India. The money now being struck off at the mint of Bolog- na is identical in size, weight and alloy, as well at in value, with that of Sardinia, and only differs in the motto. The 1st and 7th companies of Royal Engineers, now at Malta, have attained the highest figures of merit in rifle instruction of the whole British army. The 2nd and 24th companies, at Gibraltar, have obtained the second figure of merit. Tha Duke of Cambridge has compli- mented the corps on these results. Sir Robert Peel has uonmenced legal proceedings a- gainst several of his constituents,including the ex-mayor, for removing an obstruction recently placed by him in the river Tame. A meeting of the couucil has been cal- led to consider the subject, which is likely to engage the; attention of the court at the ensuing assizes. Two of the sons of the Grand Duchess Marie of Russia are in Brighton. The prinojs ard sojourning there for the purpose of learning the Lngltsh language.- Prince Lucien Bonaparte (eomin of the Emperor of the French) is still sojourning on the King's road, where his Impei-' ial Highness purposes remaining some time. The Decimal Association are now collecting some ouri- ous statistical facts respecting the time now spent in teaching arithmetic in schools, with a vie-Ar to ascertain the probable saving of time that would accrue from the introduction of the decimal system. A burglar got into the residence of the Rev. Sydney Turner, inspector ot schools, Bloomsbury, London, from the attic window of an adjoining unoccupied house, and on being detected he escaped the same way. The Times correspondent writes that tne loss of the Spanish army from the commencement of the campaign and from causes of every kind, among which cholera claims the largest share of mortality, is estimated at 6000 men.
PICKINGS FROM "PUNCLI." A PANEGYRIC ON PARLIAMENT. The Papers daily I peruse, Becau3o I wish to learn the news, That up to Last night I may be Informed in current History. The Parliamentary Debites Are quite a feast, which never ateø As tea and toast or morning roll Refresh my frame, so they my said. As full as any et;i5 of meat, I find the intelltctual treat Which every orator affords, Both in the Commons and the Lords The speakers, each one, so condense Their lfuw- of lucid eluq uence, That when I ski u it o'er 1 seem As though I were enjoying cream. How many thoughts in words how few, How many phrases, neat. and new, W h ieh render high conceptions pain, Their speeches brief and terse contain! Their logic, too, is uh, how sound! At once perspicuous and profound. Close to the point they always keep,. Intelligible when most deep. No crotchets any men display In either, House; what sense EARL GREY, Renowned for colonies improved, Falked, the Amendment when he moved. D ISRAELI, too, both just and" i is, How fairly does he oriticise The other party's acts and deeds, And business ne'er with talk impedes. The entlemen from Erin's Isle, The I owers that be wao ne'er revile, The public weal alone in view, Contend but for the glod and truu In every fresh debate I find, Still something to improve my maind The only fault of that good amtf, Is that I never have enough. One runs it through a deal too soon, Sometime before the afternoon All night if members talked away, The papers we could read all day. But if they say their say too fast,, The moro good measures thence ara-passed, Well, therefjre, may we be content With our sententirjus Parliament.
A B Air-Y NAME.—We notice in the list of the pan- tomimic company at Drury Line, the name of SIGNOR GRATZANT. This is as it should be ■ except that G r, a, t, is not the way to spell great. THE CAT ON ITS LAST LEGS.—There is an old saying which says that •' Care killed the Cat." Now, whether this can be proved true in the case of the decease of any common cat of nine lives, there may be very possibly a reasonable doubt. But with regard to the cat-o'-niDO' tail, there is not the slightest question that the proverb has been verified. It Cannot be denied that, in our A. my and in our LNavy, a proper care for the well being «' the men has killed the Cat. A PLBASANIRY FOR THII Popm.-A Distinguished fo- reign personage, being asked by an Englishman, if he lutended to take away the Pope's possessions, replied with pleasant naivete, 11 1 cannot teJl, 1¡1011 ami; øaÍJ I may take Yat-i-can 1" PERFORMING PAPONS,-We think that the Pit and Pul- 9">1.11 pu Bfloma not De jumbled up together. When tbe former is invaded by the latter, we doubt if the pull is ijtote. ther ontbe side of the Church. We stall be having the Beadle going round next, as otten as there is a pause 111 the service, and cryiag out, "Any apples, oranges, or gmger-heer ?" GREAT SOCIAL QUESTIONS.—WHICH is the right side of twenty ? Wnat do you say to fourteen i Is twentf one the wrong side? Should you call twenty nine the wrong side of twenty, or the right side of, thitty I Has forty any side at all, nearer than some figure under thirty ? If there is a, right aide of forty, Î8 it not that whioh is the newer to thiee-aootq 904 (en I
a—■———^mi m— i—no—■■be BRITISH AMERICA STEAM COMMUNICATION BETWEEN LIVERPOOL AND CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. *fUiidfir Contract with TTer Majesty1* Provincial Govern- ment for the Conveyance of the Canadian and United I States Mails). WITER ARRANGEMENTS ISGO ttbe Montreal Ocean Steam-ship Company's first-class powerful Screw Steamers. I ￼ ? 7 &?? BOHEMIAN Capt. W. GSANGF, NORTH BRITON ..Capt. R. BOIILAXII, HUNGARIAN Capt. THOS. JONES, NOVA SCOT! AN. Cap. A. M'MASTER, ANGLO-SAXON .Cpt. BAIXANTTXE, NOI-:Til AMERICAN Capt: T. AITOK. CANADIAN (Mow bnildiasi). Are intended to sail between i LIVERPOOL and PORTLAND, (MAINE,) U.S., As follows I FROM LIVERPOOL. Calling at Quecnatown for Her Majesty's Mails, and Passengers. NORTH BRITON Wednesday, Tan 25 BOHEMIAN Wednesday, Feb 1. HUNGARIAN Wednesday, Feb 8. ANGLO-SAXON Wedtiesday, .-eb 15. NOVA SCOTIAN Wednesday, Feb 22. NORTH AMERICAN Wednesday, Feb 29. N V e d nes d ,%V, I'eb 29. And every Wednesday thereafter during the Wiiiter Season I FROM PORTLAND. ANGLO SAXON. Saturday Jan 28. NOVA SCOTlAN Saturday Fch 4. NORTH AMERICAN Saturday Feb 11. NOltTIl BRITON. Saturday Feb 18. BOHEMIAM Saturday Feb 25. Bate of Freight to PORTLAND, 60s per Ton Measurement, and 5 percent Primage. Weight subject to agreement. Cabin Passage Money tll PORTLAND, EIGHTEEN GUINEAS and FIFTEEN GUINEAS, inclndiag Provi- sions, but not Wines or Liquors, which can be obtained on J Board. Steerage Passage Money to PORTLANB, EIGHT POUNDS, including a plentiful supply of cooked Pro. "visions By arrangements made with the Grand Trunk Railway Company ot Canada, Bills of Lading and Passage Tickets will be granted in Liverpool for the conveyance of Goods and Passengers, at vely modarate through rates to all the principal towns in Caaada and the United States. Bay gage taken from the Ocean Steani Sliips to the Rail- way Van Free of Expense. Apply in London, to Montgoraerie and Green home, 17; Graceeimrch-street; in Glasgow, to James and Alesauder Allan, 54, St. Enocii Square; or to ALLAN BROTHERS and CO., Weaver Buildings, Brnnswick-street, Liverpool. For Steerage Passage apply to Sabel aad Suarit, 19, Water-street, Liverpool. SILKS! SILKS!! SILKS!! PATTERNS POST FREE. THE NEW AUTUMN STYLES IN Crossover and Checked Siiks, £ 1 5s 6d lull dress. Shepherd's Check Silks, JEt is Od. Striped, Checked, and Crossover Poult de Soie .£1 7s 6d. Jasper Bar and Bayadere Glaees, <6: lis 6d. Rich Raised Satin Bars, iSt lis 6d. Novelties in Spitalflelds and French Silks, igi Is tid. Rich Brocaded French Silks iel 19s 6d. Two-flounced Kobes, 24 Guineas. Double-skirt Robes, made up, 2q Guiueas. Rich Moire Antiques c3 8g od. Iii. ndseye, Moiiairs. Dresses, Linens, and Fancy CToods, in great vaiiety. PATTERNS POST-FREE. AMOTT BROTHERS, 61 and 62, St. Paul's Chucrchyard, London. • TO GENTLEMEN, FARMERS, TRADESMEN, AND OTHERS. OWEN DALY, I YORKE-STREET, WREXHAJI, BEGS respectfully to announce to the Gentry, Farmers' JD and Tradesmen of Wrexham and its neighbourhood that ho is prepared to supply, as a Licensed General Ilorze Dealer, USEFUL SOUND HORSES of every description, in each and every case warranted according o their real respective merit and condition. Orders received promptly attended to, and advice given in all cases where required. Hq is also prepared to BUY OR tlELIJ HORSES for Gentlemen on a very Reasonable Cornraission. 0. D. feels the more confident of his being enabled to give complete satisfaction to Gentlemen, from the fact of his having had for a great number of years practical experience in the management and purchasing of horses. Unexceptionable references given if required. A trial is respectfully solicited, IMPORTANT NOTICE, As some unprincipled Parties are now making and offering for Sale an Imitation of the GLENFIELD PATENT STARCH, we hereby caution all our Customers to be careful, when purcbtsing, to see that tho word GLENFIELD is on each Packet, to copy which is Felony. WOTHERSPOON & CO., GLASGOW & LONDON. EMIGRATION. Tire GOVERNMENT EMIGRATION agent in t Victoria, in his annual report to the Colonial Government flays, that a very urgent 4tnd increasing dJ- mund exists throughout the colony for single female ser- vants, and employment could readily be found for at least 300 monthly. The following are the current rate of wages :-Cooks and laundresses, £ 30 to t35 per an- nem, housemaids £ 25 to £30, general servants £ 25 to £ 30 nursemaids JE20 to £25, but ically skilful and tried ser- vants readily obtain much higher wages. The class most in requisition arc good farm men ser- vants who can mkè themselves generally useful, and female servants of ey,!ry description, to whom paisa" ae3 are now being granted. For particulars and forms 0 of appplication, apply to. JOHN JONES, ESQ., Solicitor, Agent, or MR. ARTHUR CLARKE, Accountant, Sub. Agent, Wrexham. ROWLAND'S STOMACHIC DIGESTIVE PILLS. THESE PILLS arc prepared from the prescription of a late eminent physician, and will be found a most valuable remedy for all disorders of the Stomach— mpaired digestion, flatulence, acidity, deficient appetite for food, pain in the stomach alter meals, head-ache or ner vousuess, and for females before and after confinements They do not contain a particle of mercury, or any of its preparatiot s, being composed entirely of vegetable ingredients; and their continued use will not weaken or in any way injure the system, but from the toni c property which they contain, will have a strengthening and invigorating effect. A more valuable family medicine cannot be obtained. Sold in boxes at 8d, Is lid, and 2s 9d by the proprietor, a 4 WM. ROWLAND, DISPENSING CHEMIST, High Street, Wrexham. GLENFIELD PATENT STARCH used in the Royal Laundry, renounced by her Majesty's Laundress to be the Finest Starch she ever used. Sold by all Chandlers, Grocers, s.c.. &c, I BUllKOWS AND Co., WHOLESALE WINE MERCHANTS, LIVERPOOL. Store*. LUll STREET.—Offices, 51, D L'KE STREET I fHE Proprietors be,- mnst respectfully to call the JL attention of the Trade, Nohlemen, Clergy, and the Public, in general, to their extensive Stock of Choice Wines of Rare Vintages. B. allll Co. are not disposed to comment upon the lriri- ty of their Wiues, which is daily most laudably acknow- ledzed by the public and eminent inedieai uieii of all countries, as the increasing patronage of the highest families in the land is a sufficient guarantee. They beg to call particular atteuti >n to their pare Their Tonic Vvine is admitted to be iiioit, essential to Invalids, both old and young, and should never be absent from the homes of the weak and sickly. Its properties are (Iuir acknowledged at,d appreciated by the leading men of the Faculty, both at home and abroad. To prevent imposition, each Bottle is scaled with the name of the firia.-All orders to be made payable to I Henry Burrows. TONIC WINES, as being so valuable to Invalids and persons of weak stomachs. A Sample Case, containing three full sized Wine Bottles, wiil be forwarded to any address, oa receipt of r. 0, O. for 6s (id, or a d"zcn for 24s. It is a well known fact that impure and adulterated Winis are the greatest foes to health, producing acidity in the stomach, and debilitatiug the digestive organs, wiiile Pure Wines will accelerate the digestive powers, invigorating, alrengthenibg, and bracicg the nervous system. GREAT CLEARANCE OF Y E It 1\0 N They shall DIE, and for EVEZl CEASE HARPER TWELVETREES' MICE AND RAT M KILLER is the most delicious dainty ever pre- pared for Vermiu! Mice cannot resist it They will come from their holes and follow it aizywhere Eat it greedily, and DIE, mi the spot! You may clear them away by the score every night and morning. A Six- penny Packet will kill one hundred Mice, and fifty Rats. Sold in Packets at 3:1., 61., and Is. each, by all Patent Medicine Vendors, and at the Advertiser Office, Wrex- ham or any size free by Post if postage stamps are sent to Harper Twelvetrees, "The Works," Three Mills Lane, Bromley-by-Bow, London. E. HOw to SAVE Hard Earnings'—One Pound of ft Butter for a Penny Nine Eggs for a penny Use Harper Twelvstruos' BAKING AND PASTRY POWDEll, by which the most delicious Loaves may be made without Yeast, and puddings, tea cakes, buna, bis- cuits, hatter puddings, pancakes, and all kinds of pastry. WITHOUT BUTTER OR EGGS, besides saving TWO POUNDS of Flour in every stone. A Penny Packet is equal to Nine Ll,s 1 or a Found of Butter or Lard 1. 1- Sold at Id.. 2d., 6d., and Is., by all the Agents for Harper Twelvetrees' Soap Powder for Washing. THE LADY'S NEWSPAPER and PICTORIVL TI>IES greatly Enlarged and improved, is pllbllh..t every Sa- turday, price Sixpence, froa by Post, It contains Choice Engravings of Passing Events—Designs of the Latest Paris Fashions-Work Table Patterns (Working Size) Portrai ts of Eminent persons, accompanied br Descriptive Let- terpress-Court and fashionable Intelligence—Original Tales-&views of New b-wks and Music—anl tho II. lustrated Journal for ladies, being especially devoted to their instruction and amusement; it is particularly rjluabte to Families out of Town, and quite invaluable in the Col- onies. Subscriptions, 6s Gd per quarter, received bvail Booksel- lers and Newsvendors j and by the Publisher, W, J. jojlx. tion, 83, Fleet-street, London (E.C.) Now ready, price One Shilling, or free by Post for Fourtee11 Stamps. rpiIE LADY'S ILLUSTRATED ALMANACK for 1860. TTlie Almanack, creatty enhir?d and improved in every respect,will form one of the most attractive of oar Annuals Choice and numerous Engravings are freely interspersed, many of them illustratiug subjects from the Loudon nnd Paris Exhibitions of Paintings lor 1S59. It contains beauti- ful Work table Patterns—Notes on the molitqi- Item arkq on the Weather—Festivals, Anniversaries, and Remarkable Events-Proper Lessons for Sundays and Holy days-Tiie Queen and Royal Family—Her Majesty's Miasters- With other useful and interesting information, comprising Postal Regulations, Law and University Terms, Stamps and Taxes Ac, &c, ic.—Published by W.J.JOHNSON, at the Lady's Niwspaper Office, 83, Fleet street, London (E.C.) STEAM TO AUSTRALIA UNDER SIXTY DAYS Passage Money £ 14 and Upwards, "BLACK BALL" LINE OF British and Australian Ex-Royal Mail Packets, and Eagle Line of Packets, In conjunction with the Celebrated Auxiliary Steam Clipper GREAT BRITAIN Appointed to Sail Punctually, From LIVERPOOL on the 5th and 15th of every MONTH. To the Consignmeat of BRIGHT, BROTHERS, & Co., Melbourne. THE ABOVE IN ADDITION TO BEING THE ONLY LINE WITH STEAM OUT OF LIVERPOOL, IS COMPOSED OF THE LARGEST, THE FIN- EST,AND THE FASTEST MERCHANT SHIPS IN THE WORLD. Ship. Reg. Bur. Capt. Date. BRITISH TRIDENT ..1555 .4000.. O'NEILL. 5th Jan. MERLIN ,1030.3500.. BORLASE ..15th Jan. GIPSY PRIDE 1457 ,4000.. MURPHY,. 5th Feb. MERLIN 1030 3500.. BORLASB..]5th Feb. TO BE SUCCEEDED BY THK FOLLOWING CLIPPERS AND STEAMERS:— GREAT BRITAIN LIOHTNDJG CHAMPION OF THE SEAS DONALD MCKAY GREAT TASMANIA EAGLE SALDANIIA MARCO POLO OCEAN CllIEP BRITISH TRIDENT Gipiv BRIDE MORNINO LIGHT COMMODORE PERRY MONTMORENCY rpHE above celebrated Steam and sailing ￼ X Clippers forming the only lines &m? honoured by a visit from Her Majesty the BMiaEaBB? Queen, and so well known for their rapid passages, punctuality in sailing, and splendid accom- modation unsurpassed by any ships in the world, will continue to sail Regularly between Liverpool and Mel- bourne, affording to Passengers and Shippers, the most unrivalled advantages. The Commanders are men of experience and noted for their kindness and attention to passengers. The Cabin accommodation is most superior, the Saloons being elegantly furnished with every requisite to insure comfort to passengers, and are supplied with Beds, Bedding, &c. Bounty Ticket Passengers fonvardod to Launoeston and Hobart Town. Apply to GIBBS, BRIGHT & Co. Merchants, or to JAMES BAINES, & Co., Liverpool. OR TO MR, ARTHUR CLAKE, BYNYFFtfN- NON TERRACE, WREXHAM. THE ECONOMIC LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, 6, New Bridge Street, Blackfriars, London, Established 1823. The Lowest rates of Premium on the Mutual System. The whole of the Profits divided every Fifth Year. Assets amounting to £1,8tO,000. The Bonus additions in 1859 (which averaged CG5 per cent on the Premiums paid) amounted td £ 475,000, the sum of £ 890,000 having been added as Bonus at previous Divisions. The Annual Income exceeds 2260,000. ALEXANDER MACDONALD, Socretary. Agent at W.ItE¡¡ILUI. J. Bury. It DBNBIGH. II T. G. Edwards, Sol. „ LLANRWST .J. S. Hughesl „ PWLLHELI H. Pugh „ CARNARVON. ECONOMIC LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY- SPECIAL NOTICE.—BONUS OP 18G4. Proposali; for Assurance should be made before the January, 1860, to entitle tho Assured to participation the Division of Profits in 1854.