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The Birmingham Journal


Printer / Publisher:  Francis Basset Shenstone Flindell
Volume Number:     Issue Number: 620
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Date of Article: 08/04/1837
Printer / Publisher:  Francis Basset Shenstone Flindell
Address: No. 128, Bromsgrove-street, and 38, New-street, Birmingham#
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4 4 tartttttt ' 4 No. 620. SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1837. PIIICE 41 d. DISTRESS IN THE SILK MANUFACTURING DISTRICT. HOLLIDAY and MERRITT beg- to announce to the Nobility, Gentry, and the Inhabitants of Birming- ham and its vicinity, that, owing to the present unparalelled distress of the Silk Manufacturers, they have veceired several large consignments of Plain, Figured, and Checked Silks, which they intend offering, on MONDAY NEXT, at 30 per cent, under the Manufacturer's price. H. and M. have great pleasure in informing their nume- rous friends, that, in consequence of the great increase in their trade, they have found it necessary to enlarge their already extensive premises, by adding to them the adjoining house, which is now ready for the reception of goods, and will be opened to the public on Monday next. Warwick House, 28, 29, and SO, New street. FINE ARTS. AT 72, NEW- STREET, corner of Christ Church Passage, Town Hall end, Birmingham, correct and highly- finished LIKENESSES are executed at the follow- ing prices:— £ s <] Minatures on ivory .—.— 1 1 0 Profile ditto 1° 6 Profile bronzed ™ 2 6 Plain black 1 0 NOTICE is hereby given, that HENRY REVELL REYNOLDS, Esquire, His Majesty's Chief Commis sioner for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, will, on thr Eleventh day of April, 1837, at the hour of Ten in the forenoon precisely, attend at the Court- house at Birming ham, in the County of Warwick, and hold a Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, pursuant to the Statute. Wlwle lengths for Family Groups, SfC. t* Minature Painting taught. THE No. 9, GREAT ST. HELEN TEAS, BISHOPGATE- STREET, LONDON, SO much spoken of in all the Morning- Papers, are now Sold at No. 11, HIGH- STREET, right opposite the New Market House, Birmingham, by ISAAC FORD. I. F. begs to inform his numerous Friends of Birming ham and its vicinity, that he is appointed Agent to the East India Tea Comp;. ny, for the sale of their celebrated Teas and Coffees, packed in leaden cases, of 1 oz. to 1 lb., at the following Prices: — Black Tea 2s. 3d. 2s. 6d. 3s. Od. 3s. 4d. 4s. Od. 4s. 6d. 5s. Od. 5s. 4d. Green Teas 3s. 9( 1. 4s. 0( 1. 4s. 6d. 5s. Od. 5s. 4d. Gunpowder 6s. Od. 7s. Od. 8s. Od. I. F. particularly recommends the Five Shilling Black, and Six Shilling Green. W. C, HEATHCOTE, SILK AND MOREEN DYER, SHAWL DRESSER, Sj- c., UPPER TEMPLE- STREET, BIRMINGHAM. BEGS most respectfully to acknowledge the very liberal and increasing support he is receiving from the Inhabitants of Birmingham and the surrounding Towns and Counties ; and trusts his methods of business will ensure the permanent approbation of his numerous customers. At the same time, begs to solicit'their continued attention tohis Cleaning and Dying, to every possible variety of shade and colour, SILK and WOOLLEN Wearing " apparel of every de- scription t) f manufacture. Cleaning and dressing Shawls, Dresses, Table Covers, Carpets, Druggets, Blankets, & c. Cleaning and Glazing Chintz and Printed Cotton Furnitures, Cleaning, Dying, Watering, and Hotpressing Moreen and Damask Bed anil Window Hangings, & c., which he flatters himself, will, with every other article, be turned out of hand in a manner fully answering the highest expectation. W. C. II. begs also most respectfully to announce, he has found it indispensable to adopt an entirely Ready Money system of conducting his business. He trusts this arrange- ment will not give offence to any of his friends who have heretofore taken credit, as it will at once be obvious to them, that the ten thousand small matters which are constantly passing through his hands, and spread in every direction through town and country, involve a vast extent of incon venience, loss of time, and expense to collect. LOSS OF TEETH SUPPLIED. From one to a complete set, and Decayed Teeth made com- pletely sound, without Pain, Heat, or Pressure. MONS. DE BERRI AND CO., SURGEON- DENTISTS, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh; Li- centiate of the Apothecaries' Hall, London ; and Honorary Member of the London Hospital Medical Society, 17, EASY ROW, BIRMINGHAM, CONTINUE to restore Decayed Teeth with their celebrated Mineral Siliceum, " applied without pain, heat, or pressure, which in a few seconds hardens into en- amel, preventing and curing the Tooth- ache, allaying in one minute the most excruciating pain, and rendering the opera- tion of extraction unnecessary. They also fasten loose Teeth, whether arising from neg- lect, the use of calomel, or disease of the gums. Incorrodible, Artificial, or Natural Teeth of surpassing beauty, fixed, from one to a complete set, without extracting the roots or giving any pain, at the following Paris charges: A single Artificial Tooth — „ 0 10 0 Acompleteset— . 5 5 0 A complete set of Siliceous Teeth on fine gold plate 15 15 0 An entire set of Natural Teeth, highly finished, in the first style, with fine gold sockets, usually charged" 40 guineas 20 0 0 Arranged on the most improved and scientific principles, and in every case restoring perfect Articulation and Masti- cation. 17, Easy row, Birmingham. DJOHNSON, CHEMIST and DRUGGIST, • Smithlield, Birmingham, appointed Agent. SIMCO'S GOUT AND RHEUMATIC PILLS. TO THE PUBLIC!!! Especially to the Gouty and Rheumatic, I wish to state that I think no man has been more grievously afflicted with Gout and Rheumatic Gout than myself; such was well known in my neigh- bourhood. During a lengthened affliction, I took much and various medicines, and I also gave a fair trial of some pills which have been 80 profusely advertised, thinking by the statement of cures inserted in such advertisements, that I should most assuredly receive benefit, if not a care ,• but in this I was sadly disappointed, consequently, I despised and declined medicines altogether, until I became so seri- ously afflicted that my life was in imminent danger; Stomach and Head alarmingly attacked, Shoulders, Elbows, Hands, Knees, and Feet swollen, and pains almost insupportable, chalky concretions vented from my joints, and to mo death seemed desirable. In this dilemma SIMCO'S GOUT and RHEUMATIC PII. LS were intro. duced to my notice; a box was quickly procured, and by the time I had taken three days' doses, ( although previously so ill) I felt myself much better, and, after a few more days' doses, my appetite, which had long been lost, returned, pains and swellings nearly gone. I persevered with the regular doses until the expiration of a fort- night, aud then, however incredible it may appear, I walked over to Northampthn, a distance of six miles ; this was in January last. I continued the Pills occasionally for another fortnight, determined, if possible, to exterminate my gouty complaint; since which time, I am happy to state, I have enjoyed an uninterrupted state of good health, ease, and comfort, consequently, I feel it my duty to intro- duce and recommend Simeo's Gout and Rheumatic Pills, convinced by experience, that there is no public medicine in the present day at all to be compared with this one ; and I have witnessed its curative properties upon several persons with whom I am acquainted, and ware it not for increasing the expense of publishing, I could detail their cures, but it is not necessary ; therefore I subscribe my signa- ture, THOMAS WALKER. Bugbrook Wharf, Bugbrook, Northamptonshire, Oct. Q6, 1836. P. S, 1 will just mention that one Saturday night, a friend was severely attacked with a fit of gout, in the toe and right hand ; early the following morning he procured a Is. lid. box, took the doses ac. cording to the directions, and on the following day, ( Monday) he was not only able to attend to his occupation, but he was quite well. I will venture to state that one 13jd. box of Simco's Pills will, in every case, produce a much more speedy and happier effect in either < 3out, Rheumatics, or Rheumatic Gout, than any other Proprietor's 2s. 9d. bottle or box of Gout medicine, of the present day. Simco's Gout and Rheumatic Pills are prepared only by Samuel Simeo, the proprietor, chemist and druggist North- ampton, and sold in London by Barclay and Sons, Farring- < lon - street; Mr. T. Butler, 4, Cheapside, corner of St. Paul's; Mr. D. Johnson, druggist, Smithfield, Birming- ham ; Mr. Baly and Mr. Harper, chemists, Warwick; Mander and Co., Wolverhampton; IIiffe, Nuneaton ; Mor- ton, Hinckley; and by many Medicine Venders in the kingdom. And such venders that have them not will get them, if requested, upon which, the general, usual, and full allowance upon patent Medicines, is granted to ven. ders by either of the above- named firms. Sold in Boxes, at Is. ljd. and 2s. 9d. each, duty included. A Is. 1 id. box contains doses for five days, and a 2s. 9d. box for fifteen days. Warranted free from Mercury. None can possibly be genuine unless the proprietor's signature is written on the Government stamp, pasted upon eacli box, to counterfeit which is felony. OLD UNION MILL. Committee- room, 13th March, 1837. THE Legislature, by act of 6 and 7 of William IV., chap. 37, having declared that henceforth all Bread should be sold by weight,— Notice is hereby given, that this Company will, in future, make all their Loaves of the weight of four pounds and two pounds each respectively. W. II. OSBORN, Chairman. T. FLETCHER IVfOST respectfully acquaints his friends anil the IT'.! public, that he has REMOVED to No. 31, TEMPLE- ROW, where he has constantly on Sale an assortment of MUSIC, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, HARP and VIOLIN STRINGS, & e. & c. T. F. returns his sincere thanks to those friends who have kindly patronised him so many years, and respectfully solicits a continuance of their favours. Pianos and Harps oil hire. 31, Temple- row, Birmingham. FOREIGN WINES AND SPIRITS. MR. F. HOSKINS begs to inform his Friends and the Public, that be has taken the entire Premises and Vaults, late in the occupation of Mr, Edward Barker, Lower Temple- street, Birmingham, where it is- his inten- tion to carry on the'abdve business; and he therefore respect- fully solicits their " support, which it will ever be his study to merit. Mr. Hoskins further begs to state, that from the con- nection which he has formed for the importation of his Foreign Wines, they may be depended upon as genuine, and of the most approved vintages. The Spirits have been so selected, both for quality and flavour, as to ensure the good opinion of the greatest" connoisseurs." N. B Wines in the wood forwarded direct from the bonded stores of London ; and Sherries direct from " Gon- zalez and Dubosc," Cadiz. Samples of the above may be had at the Vuults, Lower Temple- street. NEW JERUSALEM CHURCH, SUMMER- LANE. SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY. ON SUNDAY, 16th of April, Sermons will be de- livered by the Rev. E. MADELEY, and collections made in aid of tile Church funds. During the services selections of Sacred Music will be introduced, from Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Hummel, Novello, and from the Oratorio of St. Paul, by Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The Orchestra will be complete. Leader of the Band, Mr. Giles; Conductor, Mr. Moreton. Divine service will commence in the morning at a quarter before eleven, and in the evening at half- past six o'clock. Schemes, price 6d., may be had at the Church. BOOTS, SHOES, & c. WAPLES WARDEN'S BANKRUPTCY. BY direction of the Assignees, the extensive and valuable STOCK of the Bankrupt is now being sold under prime cost, at the Golden Boot, 92, High- street. WAPLES WARDEN'S BANKRUPTCY. MR. WILLIAM CHAPMAN, Accountant, 133, Moor- street, Birmingham, has authority to receive all debts due to the estate of Waples Warden, Boot and Shoe- inaker, of Birmingham, a bankrupt; and persons in- debted thereto are requested to pay their respective accounts immediately. % Mr. EDWARD BOWER, Messrs. RICHARDS and MOTTERAM, Joint Solicitors to the Assignees. Birmingham, March 31, 1837. JOSEPH DERINGTON, DECEASED. jY/| R. WILLIAM CHAPMAN, Accountant, 133, - Y 1 Moor- street, Birmingham, has authority to receive all debts due to the estate of the late Joseph Derington, of Birmingham, draper, and persons indebted thereto are re- quested to pay their respective accounts immediately. All persons having claims on the said estate, are requested to send particulars thereof as above, in order that they may be examined. ALEXANDER HARRISON, Solicitor to the Administrator. Birmingham, March 31, 1837. TO DRAPERS AND OTHERS. rpO BE LET, the SHOP, with Dwelling- house at- M. taclied, situate in High- street, and known as the " MARKET HALL HOUSE," late in the occupation of Mr. Joseph Derington, draper, deceased. The Rent is moderate, immediate possession may be had, and the fixtures taken to at a valuation. The situation is decidedly one of the best in Birmingham. Apply to Mr. WILLIAM CHAPMAN, Accountant, 133, Moor- street, or to Mr. WAINWRIGHT, Spirit- merchant, High- street. Birmingham, April 6th, 1837. ASHLEY COOPER'S BOTANICAL PURIFY- ING PILLS are established by thirty years' experi- ence, are prescribed by most of the eminent Physicians and Surgeons in London, and are always administered at several public hospitals, as the only certain remedy for Gonorrhoea, Gleets, Strictures, and all other forms of Ve- nereal diseases, in either sex, curing in a few days, by one small pill for a dose, with ease, secrecy, and safety. Their operation is imperceptible, they do not require the slightest confinement, or any alteration of diet, beverage or exercise. They do not disagree with the stomach, nor cause any offensive smell to the breath, as is the case with all other medicines in use for these complaints, and after a cure ef- fected by the use of these pills, the party willnotexperieenc any return of the complaint, as generally occurs after taking Balsam of Copaiba, and other drugs of the like nature, which only possessing a local action, " merely suppressed the complaint for a time, without eradicating it from the con- stitution, and the patient on undergoing a little more fa- tigue than ordinary, finds all the symptoms return, and that they are suffering under the complaint as much as at first, and are at last constrained to have recourse to these pills, as the only certain cure. They are likewise a most efficient remedy for Pimpled Faces, Scurf, Scorbutic Affections, and all Eruptions of the Skin. Captains of vessels should make a point of always taking them to sea, their unrivalled effi- cacy in curing Scurvy being known throughout the world. The following letter selected from numerous oilier pro- essional recommendations forwarded to the proprietor when, he first offered these pills to the public, may be considered interesting. From that eminem surgeon, the late Joshua Brookes, Esq., F. R. S., Professor of Anatomy, & c. & c. Theatre of Anatomy, Blenheim- street. Dear Cooper,— I have tried your pills in numerous instances, and my candid opinion is that they are a most improved system of treat- ment for those peculiar complaints for which you recommend them, curing with rapidity, and with a certainty that I had never before witnessed; but what I consider their most invaluable property is, that they entirely eradicate the complaint, and never leave those dis- tressing secondary symptoms ( that harass the patient for life) which usually arise after the use of those uncertain remedies, Mercury and Copaiba. I think you cannot fail to have a very large sale for them. Believe me, yours, very truly, JOSHUA BROOKES. Ashley Cooper's Botanical Purifying Pills are sold in boxes at 2s. 9( 1. and 4s. 6d. each, wholesale and retail, at HANNAYand Co.' s General Patent Medicine Warehouse, 63, Oxford- street, the corner of Wells- street, London, where the public can be supplied with every Patent Medi- cine of repute, ( with an allowance on taking six at one time) warranted genuine and fresh from the various makers. Orders by post, containing aremittance, punctually attended to, and the change, if any, can be returned with the Older. Ashley Cooper's Botanical Pills are sold by one or more respectable venders in every town in the kingdom, and any shop that has not got them will obtain them from London without any extra charge. Country shops can obtain them through any of the London booksellers. Sold by appointment by M. Mailer, 5, Congreve- street, and Wood, Bookseller, High- street, Birmingham; Parker, Wolverhampton; Rogers, Stafford; Mort, Newcastle; Merridew, Coventry. BISHOP RYDER'S CHURCH. TO BUILDERS. PERSONS desirous of offering- TENDERS for the execution of the works required in the ERECTION of BISHOP RYDER'S CHURCH, Birmingham, may inspect the Drawings and Specifications, for the purpose of preparing Estimates, at the office of the Architects, Messrs. RICKMAN and HIISSEY, on WEDNESDAY, April 5th, and every subsequent day to SATURDAY, April 22nd, from Ten till Six. N". B.— The Committee do not bind themselves to accept the lowest Tender; and all parties tendering will be re- quired strictly to conform to the regulations, which will be exhibited to them with the Drawings. 45, Ann- street, Birmingham, March 23, 1837. NORWICH UNION LIFE INSURANCE SOCIETY. THIS Society was established in the year 1808, and the confidence and support that it has obtained during a period of now nearly thirty years, will at once appear by the fo. lowing statement of the progressive increase of the Capital; — Amount in 1815 £ 102,486 1822 499,716 1829 1,166,059 1836 1,604,698 The number of Policies granted during the last quarter, ending the 31st of March, exceeded those of the correspond- ing quarter of 1836. Since the establishment of the Office, a million and a half of money has been paid, without dispute or litigation, upon Policies which have been determined by the decease of the lives insured. Only three cases have ever occurred in which the Directors found it necessary to take the opinion of a Court of Law. Three Septennial Bonusses have been declared at a General Meeting of the Members, duly convened by public advertisement, and held at Norwich, in the years 1816,1823, and 1830. The Septennial General Meeting for declaring the fourth Bonus will be held in the present year, of which due notice will be given. The full value of Policies is given to members wishing to discontinue their Insurances. The Office hours are from ten in the morning till six in the evening, during which any Members of the Society may obtain infoimation respecting its affaire and transactions; and the Directors meet weekly at the Office, on Mondays, at Twelve o'clock. The Life Office has always been totally distinct fiom the Fire Office. ( Signed) By Older of the Directors, SAMUEL BIGNOLD, Secretary. Norwich Union Office, April 3rd, 1837. BIRMINGHAM VOLUNTARY CHURCH SOCIETY. ON THURSDAY EVENING NEXT, the 13tli of April, a PUBLIC MEETING of the above Society will be held at Cannon- street Chapel, when a LEC- TURE will be delivered by the Rev. Thomas Swann, " On the Laws of the New Testament relating to the pecuniary sup- port of the Christian Church /" The Chair to be taken at a quarter- past Seven o'clock by Captain C. R. Moorsom, R. N. " FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE. " Rates reduced from £ 20 to £ 30 per cent, per annum. • i- ismi — INDEPENDENT WEST MIDDLESEX ASSURANCE COMPANY, BAKER- STREET, PORTJIAN- SQUARE, LONDON, For Fire, Lives, and Annuities, established under act of Parliament. CAPITAL, ONE MILLION, In 20,000 Shares of £ 50. each. THIS Company continue to accept Insurances at the following reduced rates:— si d. Common Insurance — —. 10 per cent. Hazardous do. — ~~ 2 0 Double do. do. — 3 6 ... Farming do. — — 1 6 Life Assurances, for example— Age34years, £ 2 percent.; Age 44 years, £ 2 15s; Age 49, £ 3 5s. ( no intermediate rates.) Annuities granted immediately, for every £ 100 sunk with this Company, £ 8 to £ 15 will be given. Family Endowments are granted for future and existing children, upon equally liberal principles. No charge will be made for policies when the sum to be insured amounts to £ 300 and upwards. The usual Commission allowed to Solicitors. W. PHILLIPS, 11. Snow- hill, Agent for Birmingham, West Bromwich, and Leamington. 2 0 3 6 PROTECTED BY FIVE PATENTS. PERRY IAN PENS. NINE Patent Perryian Under Spring- Pens, with holder . This Pen, by means of the Under Spring, al- lows of an opening across the back, which gives additional freedom and elasticity, rendering it a most pleasant and useful instrument for the general purposes of writing. Nine Double- patent Perryian Pens, with holder Nine Patent Perryian Flat Spring Pens, with ditto ™ Nine ditto Side Spring Pens, with ditto Nine ditto India- rubber Spring Pens, ditto ™ . ™ . Nine ditto Regulating Spring Pens, ditto ™ ... Any of the above Pens may be had with Medi- um, Fine, Extra Fine, or Broad Points. New Patent Perryian School Pens, for Large, Round, or Small Hand, with holder ™ Nine Patent Three pointed Pens Nine Patent Peiryian Office Pens, with holder ™ Nine ditto Varnished Pens, ditto ™ ™ ™ ™ Six ditto Lithographic Pens, of unequalled delicacy and flexibility for the Stone, & e., with Six ditto Drawing or Mapping Pens, of the most exquisite fineness, with holder- ™ . ™ ™ . , 3 6 The Patent Perryian Elastic Holder may be had with most of the above Pens, at an advance of threepence per card. Perryian Limpid Blue and Black Ink. Writing performed with the blue Ink is first of a clear blue colour, but in a short period becomes a permanent black. These Inks are superior to most of the writing fluids in use, and being very limpid, are peculiarly adapted for Me- tallic Pens, as well as for those made from quills. They are also suitable for the Copying Machine; sold in bottles at 6d., Is., and 2s. each, by all Stationers and Dealers in Me- tallic Pens, and at the Manufactory, 37, Red Lion Square, London; each Card and Bottle is signed— JAMES PERRY and Co. THE ONLY CURE FOR CORNS AND BUNIONS. ¥} AMSBOTTOM'S CORN and BUNION SOL- -*-*' VENT. By the use of this valuable remedy imme- diate relief from pain is obtained, and by its successive application for a short period, the most obstinate Corns are entirely removed without recourse to the dangerous opera- tions of cutting or filing. The proprietor pledges himself that it does not contain caustic or any other article that will inflame the skin; being white it will not stain the stocking; and the advantage it has over plaister is mani- fest, and fully appreciated, as the very high recommenda- tion bestowed upon it by every individual that has used it testifies. Price Is. l£ d. and 2s. The various counterfeits that are attempted to be im- posed upon the publ ic in lieu of this invaluable remedy, render it imperatively necessary for purchasers to ask for S. Ramsbottom's Corn and Bunion Solvent, and" to see that it has the signature of" S. Ramsbottom" written upon the label that is pasted on the outside of the wrapper of every genuine bottle, in addition to the name of the article, and words sold by Hannayand Co. 63, Oxford- street, being the name and address of the proprietor's wholesale agents. The following letter from Mr. John Winfield, of Bir- mingham, is one of many hundreds of the same tenor: Gentlemen,— Having read an advertisement in a Birmingham paper, I was induced to purchase from your agent, Mr. Maher, Ann. street, a bottle of Ramsbottom's Corn and Bunion Solvent; — after a week's application I found it had the desired effect. I have since re- commended it to many of my friends. You are at liberty to make any use you please of this communication,— Your obedient servant, Birmingham, August 6, 1836. JOHN WINFIELD. To Messrs. Haunay and Co. Sold byappointmentby M. Maher, 5, Congreve- street, and W. Wood, Bookseller, High- street, Birmingham ; Parke, Woverhampton ; Rogers, Stafford ; Mort, Newcastle; Mer- ridew, Coventry]; Dicey, Northampton. BIRMINGHAM BOROUGH BANK. THE above Bank has commenced business on the premises lately occupied by the Northern and Central Bank of England. London Bankers — Messrs. PRESCOTT, GROTE, and Co. The first call of 30s. per Share is payable on the 20th of April, and a further call of 30s. per Share on the 20th of May next, making, with the Deposit of £ 2 per Share, £ 5 per Share. WM. GOODE, Manager. Bull- street, Birmingham, 3rd April, 1837. TO THE GROUND TENANTS OF F. C. COLMORE, ESQ. THE Ground Tenants of F. C. Colmore, Esq., are requested to Pay their Rents, which became due at Lady- day last, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd days of May next, at our Office, in Ben- nett's- hill, where attendance will be given from ten o'clock in the morning until five in the evening. BARKER AND SON. Birmingham, April 7, 1837. MARQUIS OF HERTFORD'S GROUND TENANTS. THE Ground Tenants of the Most Noble the Mar- quis of Hertford are requested to Pay their Rents, which became due at Lady- day last, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd days of May next, at our Office, in Bennett's- hill, where attendance will be given from ten o'clock in the morning until five in the evening. BARKER AND SON. Birmingham, April 7, 1837. AN established PAWNBROKING BUSINESS, at ' 17, Ann- street, to be DISPOSED OF, in conse- quence of the Proprietor retiring from the trade. Apply to the Proprietor, 17, Ann- street. TO be DISPOSED OF, by Private Contract, the Licences, Goodwill, and Possession of a good accus- tomed RETAIL SPIRIT SHOP and PUBLIC HOUSE situated near to DIGBETH, Birmingham, held on lease at a moderate rent. Coming in about £ 300. For further particulars and to treat apply to RODERICK, Agent, Auctioneer, and Appraiser, who has on Sale several old established Public Houses and Retail Breweries, iri various parts of the town. THE GLASS CUTTER'S ARMS, Charlotte- street, near to Ncwhall- street, Birmingham. BY RODERICK. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on the premises, on Monday, the 17th day of April inst. ( unless disposed of by private contract previous to Thursday next) the ex- cellent Brewing Vessels, Fixtures, Household Furniture, and Effects, consisting of Sixteen seasoned Casks, from 60 to 120 gallons, large Copper Furnace, and Iron Boiler, ex- cellent Mash Tubs and coolers, Malt Mill, four- pull Ale Ma. chine and piping, Screens and Benches, Mahogany Drinking Tables, 24 Windsor Chairs, and other effects. Lot 1, will be the Licenses, Good- will, and Possession of the established Business, most eligibly situated for business; surrounded by mills and mauufactories, timber and other wharfs, from which a profitable business may be depended upon. THE BIRMINGHAM HORSE PUBLIC HOUSE, Desirably situated near to Mr. Bhulley's Horse Repository, Moseleij- street, at the corner of Barford- street, Birming- ham. BY RODERICK. TO be SOLD by AUCTION, on the premises, on Wednesday the 12th day of April inst., at seven o'clock in the evening, ( unless sooner disposed of by private contract) the valuable Lease of the above old- established House, six years of which are unexpired, at the low rental of £ 20 per annum, together with the] Licenses, Good- will, and Possession Of the profitable business now carried on, brewing regularly twenty bushels of malt per week, inde- pendent of a retail business in the Coal Trade, which is re alising a profit of £ 1 5s. per week. The usual effects and Stock to be taken at a fair valua- tion, which can be reduced to £ 120. For further particulars, and to treat, apply upon the pre- mises, or to JOHN RODERICK, Agent, New- street, Birming- ham. \ S7HEREAS a Fiat in Bankruptcy is awarded v » and issued forth against CHARLES ROBBINS, of Digbeth, Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, cur- rier and leather- seller, dealer and chapman; and he being declared a Bankrupt, is hereby required to surrender him- self to the Commissioners in and by the said Fiat named and authorised, or three of them, on the eleventh day of April next, at one o'clock in the afternoon of the said day, at the Clarendon Hotel, in Temple- street, in Birmingham afore- said; and make a full discovery and disclosure of his estate and effects, when and where the Creditors are to come pre- pared to prove their debts, and at the first sitting to choose assignees, and at the last sitting the said Bankrupt is re- quired to finish his examination, and the Creditors are to as- sent toor dissent from the allowance of his certificate. All Persons indebted to the said Bankrupt, or that have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to whom the Commissioners shall appoint, but to give notice to Messrs. BLACKSTOCK, BUNCE, VINCENT, and SHERWOOD, Solicitors, 1, Paper buildings, Inner Temple, London, or to MR. THOMAS R. P. HODGSON, Solicitor, 2, Cherry- Street, Birmingham. ROBINSON'S PECTORAL OR COUGH PILLS For Coughs, Colds, Asthmas, and Shortness of Breath, ARE with confidence recommended as an excellent Medicine, and in most cases a certain specific. A single box will be a sufficient trial to prove their good effects. Also, ROBINSON'S A NTIBILIOUS and FAMILY PILLS, an invaluable Medicine for all who suffer from In. digestion, Heartburn, deranged state of the Liver and of the Biliary and Digestive Organs. Persons of sedentary habits, and who suffer from Head- aches and Constipation, will do well to have these Pills constantly in the bouse. Prepared and sold wholesale and retail at 35, Colmore- row, Birmingham, in boxes at Is. ljd. and 2s. 9d. each, or a family box, containing four small boxes, at 3s. 6d. Sold wholesale by Messrs. Barclay and Sons, London ; and re- tail by all respectable Medicine Venders in town and country. N. B— None are genuineunless the Proprietor's signature is attached to the Government stamp. NEW PAROCHIAL ASSESSMENT ACT. UNFAILING SUCCESS, during a period of ONE HUNDRED YEA RS, has fully established the ex- cellence of BARCLAY'S ORIGINAL OINTMENT in the Cure of that disagreeable disorder the ITCH, which it never fails to effect in One Hour's Application. This safe, speedy, and effectual Remedy has been in gene- ral use for upwards of one hundred years, without a single instance of its having failed to cure the most inveterate cases. It does not contain the smallest particle of Mercury, or any other dangerous ingredient, and may be safely used by persons of the most delicate constitution. The Public are requested to be on their guard against noxious compositions sold at low prices, and to observe, that none can possibly be genuine, unless the Names of the Pro- prietors, BARCLAY and SONS, are engraved on the Stamp affixed to each Box— Great danger may arise from the neglect of this caution. Sold wholesale and retail by BARCLAY and SONS, ( the only successors to JACKSON and Co.) No. 95, Farringdon- street, London, price Is. 9d. Duty included; and, by tbeir appointment, by all Venders of Medicine. Clause 1. From and after such period, not being earlier than the 21st day of March next after the passing of this act, as the Poor- law Commissioners shall by any order un- der their seal of office direct, no rate for the relief of the poor in England and Wales shall be allowed by any Justices, or be of any force, which shall not lie made upon an esti- mate of the net annual value of the several hereditaments rated thereunto; that is to say, of the rent at which the same might reasonably be expected to let from year to year, free of all usual tenants'rates and taxes, and tithe commuta- tion rent- charge, if any, and deducting therefrom the pro- bable average annual cost of the repairs, insurance, and other expenses, if any, necessary to maintain them in a state to command such rent; nothing in the act is to affect the principles according to which different kinds of heredita- ments are now by law rateable. 2. Every such rate made after the above period shall set forth the amount of arrears due, or if excused— the name of the occupier— the name of the owner— a description of the property— the name or situation of the property— the estimated extent— the gross estimated rental— the rateable value— and the amount of the rate in the pound; and the churchwardens, overseers, or officers whose duty it is to make and levy the rate, shall, before the rate is allowed by the Justices, sign a declaration that the several particulars specified are true and correct, so far as they have been able to ascertain them, for which their best endeavours have been used ; otherwise the rate shall be invalid: the owners of tenements are not to be prevented compounding for the rates, so that the gross estimated rental be entered in the proper column. 3. When it shall be made to appear to the Poor Law Commissioners by a representation in writing from the Board of Guardians of any union or parish under their common seal, or from tlte majority of the churchwardens and over- seers or officers competent to the making and levying the rate, that a fair and correct estimate for these purposes can- not he made without a new valuation, it shall be lawful for the Poor- law Commissioners, where they shall see fit, to order a survey, with or without a map or plan, on such scale as they shall think fit, to be made and taken of the mes- suages, lands, and other hereditaments, liable to poor- rates in such parish, or in all or any one or more parishes of such a union, and a valuation to be made of the messuages, lands, and other hereditaments, according to their annual value, and to direct such guardians to appoint a fit person or per- sons to make and take every such survey, map or plan, and valuation, and to make provision for paying the costs of every such survey, map or plan, and valuation, either by a separate rate or by a charge on the poor- rates, as they may see fit; but in case of such charge being made, then provi- sions shall be made for paying off not less than one- fifth of the sum charged on the rates, and such interest as may from time to time be payable in respect of such charge or any part thereof, in each succeeding year, till the whole is repaid. 4. For the purposes of making such survey and valnation, the parties appointed are authorised to enter and examine every part of the messuages, lauds, & e., at all reasonable times; old maps, surveys, or valuations, when tendered and found satisfactory may be adopted. 5. Every person rated to the relief of the poor is entitled at all reasonable times to take copies or extracts from the rate, without paying them ; and if the party hav- ing custody of the rate shall refuse to allow such copies or extracts to be made, he shall forfeit the sum not exceeding 51., to be recovered in a summary way before a magistrate. 6. The Justices acting in and for every Petty Sessions division shall four times at least in every year hold a special sessions for hearing appeals against the rates of . the several parishes within their respective divisions, and shall cause public notice of the time and place when and where such special sessions will be holden, to be affixed to or near the door of the parish church of the parishes, twenty- eight days at the least before the holding of the same; and such spe- cial sessions shall and may be adjourned from lime to time by the justices there present, as they may think fit; and at such special or adjourned sessions the justices present shall hear and detetmine all objections to any such rate on the ground of inequality, unfairness, or incorrectness, in the valuation of any hereditaments included therein, which decision shall be binding and conclusive on the parties, un- less the person or persons impugning such decisions shall within fourteen days after the same shall have been made, cause notice to be given in writing of his, her, or their in- tention of appealing aga'nst such decision, and of the mat- ter or cause of such appeal, to the person or persons in whose favour such decision shall have been made, and with- in five days after giving such notice shall enter into a recog- nizance before some Justice of the Peace, with sufficient securities, conditional to try such appeal at the then next general sessions or quarter sessions of the peace which shall first happen, and to abide the order of and pay suCli costs as shall be awarded by the justices at such quarter SOssiiulS, or any adjournment thereof; and such justices upon hear- ing and finally determining such matter of appeal, shall and may according to their discretion, award such costs to the party or parties appealing or appealed against as they shall think proper, and their determination in or concerning the premises shall be conclusive and binding on all parties, to all intents and purposes whatsoever. No objection shall be enquired into by the justices in special session unless notice of such objection in writing under the hand of the complainant shall have been given, seven days at least be- fore the day appointed for such special session, to the col- lector, overseers, or other persons by whom such rate was made; justices in special sessions shall not be au- thorised to inquire into the liability of any hereditaments to be rated, but only into the true value thereof and into the fairness of the amount at which the same shall have been rated. 7. The justices present at any special or adjourned session shall, for the aforesaid purpose, have all the powers of amending or quashing any rate so objected to of any parish or other district within their division, and likewise of awarding costs, to he paid by or to any of the parties and of recovering such costs, which any court of quarter sessions of the peace has upon appeals from any such rate, except that no order shall ' lie removed by certiorari or otherwise, that no person shall be deprived of the light to appeal against any rate to the quarter session and that no order of the justices in special session shall be of any force pending an appeal touching the same sub- ject matter. THE GREAT CONGRESS.— The states of Europe were re- presented in the persons of their sovereigns and ministers, and in those of many of the most celebrated with a multi- tude of the most stupid men of rank from all countries. Balls, masquerades, plays, feusts, a grand tournament, mili- tary festivals, and hunting would seem to have been the bu- siness which attracted this multitude to the capital of Au- stria; and to judge of many persons, among whom Lord Castlereagh was the most prominent, it might be said, " they made no good progress but in the dance." In the mazes of this dance the representative of England handed over Java as a partner to Holland, but forgot his other solemn duties, amidst the gay fascinations and flattering attentions which made his head giddy. Among the sovereigns, the Emperor Alexander was the prince of monarchs. His conversation was sorcery among the ladles, and his affability and manners were all- subduing with the men. His simplicity and his dislike to parade astonished and held forth an example to all. He seldom rode in a carriage, and walked daily on the ramparts, principally with Prince Eugene Beauhaniois; who, were it not for Alexander and Max- Joseph of Bavaria, would have been excluded as a parvenu, Without holding official dignity, the acknowledged representative of chival( ic heroism was the gallant Sir Sidney Smith. His narratives and anecdote-, absolutely turned the heads of ladies, old and young; many of whom still recur to the exploits narrated by i he hero ol St Jeand'Acre. The King of Prussia seldom relaxed from the gtavity natural to that prince; and his minister, Von Humboldt, proved, by the success of his di- plomacy, how much more necessary it is for princes and go- vernments to entrust their affairs to men to whom nature hath bequeathed the fir- t order of perceptive and thinking intellects, than to those who possess by accident, or the gift of kings, the highest orders ol blazoned rank. Alexander's minister, Pozzu di Borgo, was another instance of a plebeian exalting himself to the most important confidence, and proving that time and experience have enabled us to judge of results. It is evident to all, that the powers which gained the advantage at this political sanhedrim, were thote whose work was done by men who understood their buginess.—. Austria and the Austrians. THE. BIRMINGHAM JOURNAL. IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF COMMONS. MONDAY, APRIL 3. The House met to- day pursuant to adjournment, but there not being- more than 36 members present at four o'clock, a further adjournment immediately took place till Tuesday. TUESDAY. MEMBER FOR WARWICK.— Mr. Collins took the oaths and his seat. POOR- LAWS.— Several petitions for and against the new Poor- law were presented. CARLOW COUNTY.— The SPEAKER informed the House that the parties who bad petitioned against Mr. Vigors' election, bad failed to enter into the necessary recognisances. BUDGET.— The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER gave notice that he would make his financial statement on the 6th of May. OXFORD AND GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY.— A dis- cussion of some length took place on the subject of this railway, which was reported and ordered to be engrossed after a division of 58 for and 50 against the bill. CANADA.— Lord JOHN RUSSELL postponed the fur- ther consideration of the Canada resolutions till Friday se'nnight. FOREIGN GRAIN.— In answer to a question from Mr. Robinson, Mr. P. THOMSON stated that he wonld not object to a bill to permit the manufacture of foreign grain in bond into flour under lock, if introduced ; but he was not prepared to say that he would originate such a measure. IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT.— The committal of the Imprisonment for Debt bill was postpoued till Thurs- day next. PRIMOGENITURE.— Mr. EWART moved, " That leave be given to bring- in a bill, providing that, in cases of intestacy [( and in the absence of any settlement to the contrary) landed property be equally divided amongst the children of the nearest relatives of the deceased. The ATTORNEY- GENERAL opposed the motion, ( prin- cipally on the ground that it was uncalled for by the public ;) and, on a division, it was lost by a majority of 33 ; the numbers being— for the motion 21, against it 54. SOAP.— Mr. Gillon brought forward bis motion for the repeal of the duty on soap; but after a short dis- cussion it was, on the suggestion of Mr. T. Rice, withdrawn. • GAME.— Mr. MAULE obtained leave to bring in a bill to secure to tenants of farms in Scotland compen- sation for damage done to their farms by game. EAST INDIA OFFICERS.— Mr. G. F. YOUNG pre- sented a petition from Captains Newall, Barrow, and Glasspoole, of the East India Company's late mari- time service, complaining that the compensation to which they were entitled had been withheld from them by the Board of Control. He moved that the petition be referred to a select committee. Sir J. HOBHOUSE opposed the motion as an infringe- ment on the powers given to the commissioners for the affairs of India to control what they considered incon- siderate acts and improper expenditure on the part of the Indian government. After some discussion, the House divided, when there appeared : For the motion .. .. .. 45 Against it .. .. .. 30 Majority 15 The Committee was then appointed. TOBACCO DUTIES. — Mr. EWART brought forword his motion for the reduction of the tobacco duties from three shillings to one shilling a pound. The motion, after a short conversation was negatived without a division. WEDNESDAY. RAILWAYS.— The North Midland, South Eastern, Liverpool Improvement, Oxford and Great Western Union, and the London and Southampton Amendment, were severally read a third time and passed. SALE OF BEER.— Mr. A. TREVOR moved the second reading of the Sale of Beer bill; but the bill having been opposed bv Mr. Roebuck ( who moved as an amendment that it be read a second time that day six- months), Sir R Ferguson, Mr. T. Duneombe, Mr. Wynn, and Mr. Wilts, the motion was withdrawn, anil the bill was consequently lost. FACTORIES.— In answer to a question from Lord Ashley, Mr. POULETT THOMSON stated that it was the intention of Government to bring in a bill for the regu- lation of labour in factories, but that it would not comprehend any alteration in the ages of children as established by the existing law. Lord ASHLEY, on this assurance, withdrew his mo- tion which stood for to- night, but said that he would move it as an instruction to the Committee 011 any bill that might be introduced, to make provision, that in future no female between the ages of thirteen and . eighteen should labour, in any factory in the United Kingdom, more than ten hours a day, or fifty- eight liours a week. THE ARMY.— Colonel THOMPSON brought forward his motion to the effect " that the government of the army, as now conducted, is against law, sad no man is held to obedience thereto; and that 110 supply be granted till remedy applied-;" but, 110 seconder being found, the motion of course fell to the ground. The House then went into committee, and Lord Howick brought forward the army estimates. The noble lord stated that the aggregate charge for the year coincided with that of last year within £ 10,375. The expense of effective service is increased £ 27, I75, while in the non- effective service there was a diminu- tion of £ 38,100. The principal increase was under the new head of" Good Conduct Money." The noble lord concluded by moving the first item, namely, that there be granted to His Majesty a sum of £ 3,111,652 Is. 10d., to provide for the charges of His Majesty's land forces at home and abroad, exclusive of India. Mr. HUME moved as an amendment, that the amount now proposed to be voted, namely, £ 2,111,652 Is. 10d., be reduced by the sum of £ 500,000, being equal to a reduction of 10,000 men. After a short discussion the committee divided—. Fo* Mr. Hume's amendment 11 Against it..., 48 Majority — 37 Several otlier votes were agreed to, after consider- able discussion, and the report was ordered to be received this: day. On the motion of Mr. Aldernian Wood, the Hackney Carriages ( Metropolis) bill was read a second time. INDIA.— Sir JOHN HOBHOUSE obtained leave to bring in a bill to authorise the Commissioners for the Affairs of India to suspend the existing enactments concerning f} ie fourfold system of nomination of can- didates for the East India Company's College at Haileybury, - and to authorise the appointment of ex- aminers of candidates for the said College. Also, a bill to repeal the prohibition of the payment of salaries and allowances of the East India Company's officers during their , absence from their respective stations in India. The bills were severally read a first time ; to be read second time 011 Monday next. Adjoumed- at half- past eleven. NEWS OF THE WEEK. FOREie N. CITIES AND TOWNS IN BRITISH INDIA— Calcutta is com- puted to contain 285,000 inhabitants; the town of Madras, 160,000; the town and island of Bombay, 162,570; the town and island of Singapore, 25,000; the town and island of Penang, 57,400; and the town and territory of Malacca, 33,800; making a total in these six places of 703,770. LUCKY MISTAKE An inhabitant of Lons- le- Sauluier, who lately arrived in Paris, went a few evenings since to the Opera Comique. While standing at the door waiting for admission, he felt some one place his hand 011 his watch- pocket, and immediately found that his watch was not there. He very quietly turned round to the person behind him, and seizing him by the arm said, " Return me my watch, which you have just taken." The person thus addressed immediately gave him a watch and disappeared in the crowd. On returning to his home after the performance, the provincial was much surprised at finding on the mantel- piece his own watch, which he had forgotten to take with him, and in his pocket the time- piece of another individual, which the thief had given to him, and which had no doubt been taken from some other person in the crowd. CURE FOR THE HEADACHE— Jean Royer, an old shoe- maker, has just died here in great misery, who, during the first revolution, married a celebrated countess, in order to save her from the scaffold. The lady quitted her liberator and husband after the reign of terror— Indicateur of Bor- deaux. PROCEEDS OF PLEASURE— The receipts of the fifteen theatres of Paris, made a gross total during 1836, to the amount of 6,910,123fr., being greater than within any twelve months during the last thirty years. The receipts of the Grand Opera were l, 170,877fr., those of the Opera Comique are next in " the line, followed closely by those of the Theatre Francais and the Italian Opera— Galignani. No Go Everything under heaven increases in price ex- cept newspapers.' Beef and pork, flour and butter, sugar, tea and coffee, salt, fish and onions, dry goods and wet gro- ceries, fuel and rent, buckwheat and washwomen, are all advanced in price. But newspapers, that most indispensa- ble and 110 getting- along- without- it article, the sum and substance of man's existence, remains in statu quo. And yet there is no one thing, not even steam boats, that keep up with them in the march of improvement. They are constantly improving in size, appearance, and talent— but as to price, the only improvement there is upon the cheaper system, and goes to benefit the reader— American paper. EXFORT OF CORN FROM ITALY TO NEW IORK.— Accounts from Genoa say that three of the principal corn merchants in that city have resolved to send between 155,000 and 170,000 bushels of wheat to New York, where wheat has risen to tlie price of 39 francs per hectolitre, whereas it cost only 131/ i francs at Genoa. This consignment causes a great sensation, as formerly nearly the reverse took place, large quantities of wheat and flour being imported into Genoa from New York. FAILURES ABROAD Bankruptcies are increasing in Metz in an alarming manner. Besides those which have taken place at Trieste, and some of which are important, Bendre Bras, at Conio, have failed for three millions of lire. A house of this city js a creditor for 400,000 lire, and one at Como for 300,000. Some English houses also are con. siderable sufferers. The assets consist of 110,0001bs. of siik. Besides this, the house of Terannco, also of Como, has failed in this city ; Fr. Agudio and Croce, at Vienna; Fr. Lorenzi Olivari and G. F. Corse and Co. The embar- rassment of our merchants may be easily imagined.— Allge- meine Zietunij. The 5th regiment recently embarked at Malta for the Ionian Islands. The officers are reported to be on the sick list from sore throats, occasioned by shaving off the large whiskers and beards which they had of late indulged in con- trary to the regulations of the army. SWITZERLAND.— According to thelasteensus of the canton of Argau, its present population consists of 182,755 souls, the increase during the last 20 years having been 36,852 in- habitants. The population of the canton of Basle City, on the 25th of January last, was 24,323 inhabitants, 20,452 of whom belonged to the city. In the canton of Valais an avalanche overtook ten Italian travellers, on the road leading from the convent of St. Bernard to St. Maurice, and com- pletely buried them under its mass. Six of them were fortu- nate enough to extricate themselves from under the snow, but the four others perished. DOMESTIC. THE METROPOLIS. SUICIDE OF A. YOUTH. — An inquest was held on Monday, on the body of William Franklin, a poor boy sixteen years of age, who committed suicide by hanging himself. It ap- peared from the evidence, that the deceased had for some years been employed as a butcher's boy in Newport market, for the last twelve months he had been out of employ, and latterly he was reduced to a state of great distress; what little he obtained was by means of selling play- bills of the theatres. For ten days or a fortnight before his death, he was confined to his miserable attic, No. 8, Charles- street, by severe illness, during which time he existed upon the charity of two lads, named Sullivan and Murray, who lodged in the same house. On Thursday last the poor boy was very low and dejected, and addressing himself to the boy Sullivan, said, " he wished some one would put an end to him." On Friday morning he was discovered hanging by his neck- kerchief over the door of his room; he was in- stantly cut down, but life was extinct. BURGLARY.— On the night of Saturday last a most exten- sive burglary was committed at the residence of Henry Farnell, Esq., solicitor, Holland- house, Islevvorth, where property to the amount of upwards of five hundred pounds was carried off. The robbery was effected by the thieves stealing a boat belonging to a man named Cann, which was moored near Richmond- bridge, in which they rowed to the rear of Mr. Farnell's grounds, when they got over the iron railings, and forced an entrance through a back window into tlielaider. From thence they proceeded to Mr. Farnell's bed rcom, where they forced open the plate chest, from which they extracted a very handsome silver cup, valued at 35 guineas, which he had won at a coursing- match only a few days since, a silver coffee- pot, tea- pot, sugar- basin, several waiters, soup ladle, a dozen of forks, and a large number of gravy, table, dessert, tea, and salad spoons. From several drawers in the room they also stole a large quantity of very valuable jewellery, and a gold watch, valued at 50 guineas, belonging to the late Mrs. Farnell. They then descended to the office below, from whence they abstracted, from Mr. Farnell's desk, upwards of one hundred pounds in Bank of England notes, the numbers of which are unknown. Monday, the weather was unusually boisterous, and the river during the whole day was a scene of the greatest con- fusion: the vessels going up and down the pool were con- tinually running foul of each other, and several ascidents to individuals occurred, though not of a serious nature. The wind blew a hurricane. At Blackwall there was quite a sea, and the small craft were unable to weather it. The steamers rode out the gale well, but many coming up after high water had some difficulty in contending against the breeze and tiie strength of the current. Several hoats and lighters were capsized, and their cargos loss. THE TEA TRADE, MONDAY.— The delivery last week was very large, viz., 523,7401bs, The trade is active in conse- quence of the non- settlement of the dispute between the Chinese planters and the Hongs at Canton, by which ex- ports are checked. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE Tuesday night, shortly before ten o'clock, a fire broke out in the lower part of the extensive premises of Messrs. Creswick and Ryan, No. 5, New Compton- street, Solio, and from the great quantity and combustible nature of the stock, the flames spread with amazing rapidity, and in a short time caused the most me- lancholy destruction of property. The whole of the floors of the building, which had a breadth of sixty feet, and was entirely occupied as show rooms or workshops was, in a short time, in a general blaze. Of . Messrs. Creswick and Ryan's premises in New Compton street, nothing remains but the shell, and several workshops in the rear are also destroyed, but the residence over the portion of Messrs. CieswiCk and Ryan's Workshop in Monmouth- street is partially saved, all the upper floors remaining perfect. The house of Mr. Perkins, patent card- maker, 39, Monmouth street, insured in the Phoenix, is much damaged, as also is the house of Mr. Earsicker, dairyman, No. 5, Compton- street. The French chapel in Moor- street is also reported to be greatly damaged, particularly about the roof. MRS. GRAHAM.— This lady has perfectly recovered from her late accident, Mr. Alexander having performed the last operation a few weeks since for the recovery of her sight, which has been quite successful. Nothing daunted, this adventurous female intends making her first ascent since her unfortunate voyage with the Duke of Brunswick dur- ing the present month, from the neighbourhood of the me- tropolis. CHURCH RATES An important meeting was held on Tuesday in the Lancasterian School, in the borough of F nsbury, on the subject of church- rates, Mr. Wilkes, M. P. was in the chair. The meeting was addressed at consi- derable length by the chairman, by Dr. Iiirkbeck, the Rev. Dr. Burnet, of Islington, William Allen, Esq. ( the well known Quaker) T. S. Duneombe, Esq. M. l". arid several other gentlemen. An address of thanks to His Majesty's Ministers was unanimously agreed to. PROVINCIAL. CONDUCT OF A MOTHER.— A few days since information was given to Police Sergeant Terry that a woman of the name of Blake, residing in a court in East- street, and re- ceiving five shillings per week from the parish of Ealing, for the support of herself and three small children, was utterly neglecting them, and that if timely assistance were not speedily afforded, they would in all probability perish for want of the common necessaries of life, and other ill- treatment which they experienced from their inhuman mother. Terry immediately procured the assistance of Mr. Corfe, the parish surgeon, and proceeded to the house, and there discovered the three innocents, the eldest not more than twelve years of age, and one of them a cripple, in the most abject and distressed state, two of them being reduced to mere skeletons. The apartment was then examined where they slept, and a filthy sack was discovered as their bed, and an old ragged blanket was all they had to cover them from the inclemency of " winter's hoary frost." On entering the bed- room of the mother, a comfortable bed and bedding presented itself to the view of the visitors, aifd everything that might have enabled her, had she the incli- nation, to render her fatherless children happy. Information was immediately given to our worthy mayor, who instantly wrote to the guardians of the poor of Ealing, and we are happy to hear that the children have been removed to the Union workhouse there Hampshire Independent. THE PITMEN. We are happy to announce that the pitmen of the collieries of the Wear have arranged with their mas- ters for the next year's services on the most amicable terms. The Earl of Durham, the Marquis of Londonderry, and the Hetton and Belmont Coal Companies have all advanced their wages.— Sunderland Herald. EXECUTION OF BATES Thomas Bates, who was tried at the late Buckinghamshire assizes for the murder of James Giltrow, Colonel Hanmer's gamekeeper, at Heath and Reach, last August, was executed 011 Friday morning in front of the Town- hall, Aylesbury. The spot opposite the place of execution was filled with persons anxious to witness the awful scene. MURDER AT EXETER— Mr. James Knight, of this city, known as a herbal doctor, called on the evening of Monday the 29th instant, at the Ebberley Arms Inn, in the parish of High Bickington. on his way to that place, about twenty- seven miles from Exeter, between Chulmleigh and Barn- staple. Here he found a person of the name of Robert Alford, who, learning from the conversation that ensued that Knight was going to Bickington, said, " That's my road, but I'm not going within a mile and a half of the vil- lage." Alford, however, proposed that so far as their routes lay in the same direction they should go on together. From what cause this apparent understanding was not acted upon does not appear; nor, if a consequence of impressions un- favourable to the prisoner which had arisen in the mind of Knight, is it probable they will now ever be known. Knight quitted the public- house alone. He had not, however, been gone above five minutes when Alford also left, having with him a bill- hook. Nothing more was heard of Mr. Knight until the following morning, when he was found by a wag- goner lynig dead in the road. On his head and neck were two severe wounds, apparently inflicted with a bill- hook, or a similar instrument. One of these extended from the back of the head round by the ear ( a part had been completely severed,) and across the upper lip. The other was a little lower down, extending from the back of the neck to the under jaw, severing the fleshy part of the skin so completely that it had fallen down over the neckcloth. Henry A. Vallack, Esq., one of the coroners for Devon, directed the immediate summoning of a jury, w hich met on Wednesday, and from the evidence of the landlord of the public- house, Alford was taken into custody. The jury, after adjourning from Wednesday to the following day, returned a verdict of wilful murder. Alford is twenty- seven years of age, a married man, and has one child. He is a farm labourer, and the son of a small but respectable farmer in the neighbour- hood Falmouth Packet. THE WOOLLEN TRADE— We may with strict truth say of the woollen trade during the present month, that it would be impossible to name a corresponding month in any year, for at least twenty years back, equally flat, gloomy, and dispiriting. Few, very few buyers, either wholesale or retail, have frequented the market; and the continuance and increase of the difficulty felt in the money market have led all parties, manufacturers and merchants alike, to contract their operations with a still firmer hand than throughout the preceding four or five months. Since February came in finished goods have been regularly falling in price, nor is there any very strong ground for thinking that the fall will stop at the present quotations. The influx of retail buyers during the present month will, perhaps, check the tendency downwards for a short time, but the near approach of the clip, and the probability that the existing difficulties will not be obviated in time to prevent a general fall of prices at the fairs, will prevent every prudent manufacturer, wool- stapler, and cloth merchant, from holding any larger stock than he can possibly help— Leeds Mercury, April 1. FRUIT The cold and frosty visitation will be beneficial to the orchards, by retarding the blossom, and the trees we hear in many situations look remarkably well, promising a fine bloom. The blossoms 011 the forward wall fruit trees, particularly apricots, have withered before the wintry blast. The deep fall of snow of course retarded the different mails and coaches, and we fear on the hills in Wales many lambs must have perished. The intensity of the cold on Thursday and Friday nights we believe has not been paralleled iu the vernai equinox during the last half century.— Hereford Journal. MECHANICS' INSTITUTE, LIVERPOOL— A destructive fire broke out on Thursday evening in this splendid building, which was to be opened on Thursday next, with an address by Thomas Wyse, Esq., M. P., 011 the advantages which must result to the town from the plan of education to be adopted in its schools. The fire was discovered about half- past twelve, and originated in the oval- shaped theatre or lecture- room, wiiich occupied the centre of the building. The space between the theatre and the external walls is oc- cupied by class- rooms and other apartments, so that the fire was not perceived until it had burst through the roof. By half- past two, the fire had considerably subsided, but it was not completely subdued till seven in the morning. The theatre and the whole of its roof are completely destroyed. The south entrance is also destroyed, but the houses of the keepers on each side are preserved uninjured. Part of the roof on the west of the building is also destroyed; but the whole of the exterior of the building, including the beautiful portico, is quite uninjured, a circumstance which shows the care with which the operations of the firemen were directed. In the vestibule of the front were four statues ; one of these, representing the Goddess of War, is supposed to be about 2,000 years old, having been found in the ruins of Pompeii. It was saved principally by the exertions of Inspectors Kerr and Cochrane. The statue after the Mediccan Venus and another statue were also saved, and the fourth escaped with the loss of its nose. The damage is'estimated at 3,000/., and the building is insured in the Liverpool Fire- office to the amount of 6,0001. HAMPSHIRE POLITICS.— The Tories of Portsmouth have been remarkably active during the week, in anticipation of a dissolution of Parliament. They began early 011 Monday, having at a meeting late 011 Saturday night determined to send a requisition to the Right Hon. Sir G. Cockhurn and the Right Hon. Lord Fi'tzharris to offer themselves for this borough. The Liberal party has not been idle; the com- mittee of Messrs. Carter and Baring assembled on Wednes- day evening o the number of 120. and promised their warmest support in case of another contest— Hampshire Telegraph. LIVERPOOL - The bill of mortality for 1837 compared with the bill of last year exhibits a general increase, though the increase upon the burials preponderates. In 1836 the num- ber of births was, males 4,304, females 4,251 ; of burials, males 2 469, females 2.271; of marriages 2,806. In 1837 the number of births is, males 4,499, females 4,260; of bu- rials, males 2,771, females 2,495; of marriages 2,963. The increase is, in births 203, in burials 526, in marriages 157. This is exclusive of the vicinity, in which, for the pre- sent year, there have been 798 births, 2.507 burials, and 209 marriages. Of the burials in the town there have died, under two years 1; 938, between two and five 62- 2. five and ten 249, ten" and twenty 237, twenty and thirty 447, thirty and forty 471. forty and fifty 383, fifty and sixty 305, sixty and seventy 303, seventy and eighty 195, eighty and ninety 97, ninety arid a hundred 17, a hundred and upwards 2 The population of Liverpool and its environs was, in 1S31, 206,981 ; by the register of the parish of Walton it appears that in 1661 the births amounted to 21, the burials to 6, and the marriages to 6. IRELAND. The Liberals of Longford county have, at the late regis- tration session, put on the names of 31 Reformers; the Toiies bnly eight. This, with their majority in the late election, will give them both members the next opportu- nity. INTERESTING MENDICANT— A highly interesting young female has been seen for the last two or three days begging on the great northern road approaching this city. She lias a beautiful infant in her arms, and is evidently a maniac. Fiom what could be collected from wild and incoherent re- plies, I learn that she is daughter of Sir W. J ., of , near Ballywalter ; that she is the eldest of four brothers anil sisters, and that her name is Mary Ann. She plays on the piano- forte and harp, and is not married. Her nurse, she alleges, is the cause of her misfortune. Her clothes, though in tatters, seem to be of the best kind.— Dublin Paper. SCOTLAND. TRADE — This day there are 2,800 hand loom weavers idle in Glasgow and its immediate neighbourhood. The Weavers' Association have given out about fifty of what are called relief- webs; but these are so miserably paid that workmen can scarcely earn 011 them a hare subsistence. The power- loom factories are also reducing their weekly production— some by shutting up whole flats, and others by putting their workmen upon half- time. The cotton spinners are following the same plan. This state of things, coupled with two extensive failures that have occurred during the week, have caused a great gloom to pervade the mercantile circles.— Glasgow Chronicle. COLD COMFORT.— We are now in the seventh month of winter, reckoning from the severe commencement in Octo- ber, nor is there any appearance of its final departure. Monday morning we had intense frost, and snow fell all the forenoon, with an exceedingly cold atmosphere.— Edinburgh paper. MISCELLANEOUS. BLUNT WITNESSES —" Mr. Hill, I beg you won't tell us that," said Mr. Whitehurst to a bluff yeoman, who, at the late assizes was about to detail a conversation which was not legal evidence. " Won't I," exclaimed John Bull with a roar, " but I will!" The Court burst into laughter; anu John, unawed by the wig of Mr. Whitehurst, proceeded with the story, but was stopped by the judge. Mr. Martin, an Englishman of the same rough school, next entered the \ vitness box, and amused the Court with his gruff replies, given 011 the economical principle of using as few words as possible. Mr. Whitehurst, in cross- examining him as to a dog left on some premises to keep possession, said, " Well, Mr. Martin, I believe you got the key of this house?' Mr. Martin, ( without opening his mouth), " Ugh ! Yes.' Mr. Whitehurst: " What did you with the key?"— Mr." Martin: ( as before), " Let dog out." ( Laughter.) " And why were you told to let the dog out?"— Mr. Martin : " I'll be hanged if I know." ( Roars of laughter.)— Leicester Chronicle. CURE FOR INTEMPERANCE.— Intemperance is a disease of the stomach ! This its feverish heat naturally points out, and cold water is of course the remedy; for cold counter acts ( cures) heat. ' Tis the remedy of Nature herself. ' Pis a law of God, which is superior, and goes before that of man. For the laws of man are not strong enough to save a fellow creature when given to strong drink. No, they are not; there must be help, and that help is water; therefore, whenever you feel an inclination to drink grog, drink cool, fresh water. Fill the stomach— yea, fail not to fill the stomach with cool, fresh water, and in a very short time you'll make a temperate out of a very intemperate person New York Sun. A TIMELY WARNING At the memorable dinner at Mr. Andrews's, which I have mentioned, his story naturally re- called many others of the same kind; and one voluble gen- tleman, who had a greater range than accuracy of memory, asserted that Sir Evan Nasean, when Under Secretary of State, had been warned by a vision to save the lives of three or four persons, who, but for this appearance, would all of them been hanged through Sir Evan's neglect. You may suppose we did not give much credence to this; but knowing Sir Evan Nepean very well, I informed him of what he was charged with, and begged him to tell me what the ghost said. " The gentleman," said he, good humouredly, " romances not a little; but what he alludes to is the most extraordinary tiling that ever happened to me.'' He went on to tell me that one night, several years before, he had the most unaccountable wakefulness that could be imagined. He was in perfect health; had dined early and moderately; had no care, nothing to brood over, and was perfectly self- possessed. Still he could not sleep, and from eleven till two in the morning had never closed an eye. It was sum- mer, and twilight had far advanced, and to dissipate the ennui of his wakefulness he resolved to rise and breathe the morning air in the Park. There he saw nothing but sleepy sentinels, whom he rather envied. He passed the Home- office several times, and at last, without any particular ob- ject, resolved to let himself in with his pass- key. The book of entries of the day before lay open upon the table, and in a sheer listlessness he began to read. The first thing appalled him—" A reprieve to be sent to York for the coiners ordered for execution the next day." It struck him that he had no return to his order to send the reprieve ; and he searched the minutes, but could not find it. In alarm he went to the house of the ChiefClerk, wliolivedin Downing- street; knocked him up ( it was then long past three) and asked him if be knew any thing of the reprieve being sent. In greater alarm the Chief Clerk could not remember. " You are scarcely awake,", said Sir Evan, " collect yourself, it must have been sent.' — The Chief Clerk said lie did now recollect he had sent it to the Clerk of the Crown, whose business it was to for- ward it to York—" Good," said Sir Evan, " but have you his receipt and certificate that it is gone ?"—" No,"—" Then come with me to his house; we must find him, it is so early." It was now four, and the Clerk of the Crown lived in Chancery- lane. There was no hackney- coach, and they almost ran. The Clerk of the Crown had a country- house, and meaning to have a long holiday, he was at that moment stepping into his gig to go to his villa. Astonished at the visit of the Under Secretary at such an hour, he was still more so at his business " My God," cried the Clerk of the Crown, " the reprieve is locked up in my desk." It was brought; Sii Evan sent to the Post- office forthe trustiest and fleetest express; and the reprieve reached York the next morning, at the moment the unhappy people were ascending the cart.— Illustrations of Human Life. BEER HOUSES.— The number of houses licensed 10 sell beer and cider by retail in England and Wales, during the year 1836; To be consumed on the premises was 39,100 Not to be consumed 011 the premises 5,030 To sell cider and perry only 1,608 Total . 45,738 MAIL COACHES.— There are at present 54 four- horse mails in England, and 49 pair- horse!. The greatest speed travelled is 10 miles 5 furlongs per hour ; the slowest speed 6 miles; and the average speed 8 miles 7 furlongs per hour. The number of four- horse mails in Ireland is 30, and in Scotland 10. THE MURDER IN EDGWARE- ROAD. The prisoners, Greenacre and Gale, were examined on Saturday last, but nothing new was elicited. On Wednes- day they were finally examined with a view to committal. The examination took place in the New Prison, in conse- quence of their having been very much pushed about by the crowd on the day of re- examination. The following account of the final examination is from the Sun of Wednesday :— At half- past twelve we were admitted to the Justices' room, which was crowded with the witnesses who had been previously examined, the officers of the prison, and others anxious to witness the proceedings. On the bench were Lord Montford, Mr. Rawlinson, and several county magis- trates. Mr. Payne and Mr. Price, the barristers who attended the former examinations 011 behalf of the prisoner Greenacre, were in attendance. The prisoners were seated at a table immediately in front of the magistrates; and Franklin, one of the officers of the Marylebone station was placed between them to prevent their holding any commu- nication. The prisoner Greenacre preserved his usual firm- ness and composure, paying all through the greatest atten- tion to the proceedings; the woman Gale, 011 the contrary, was more nervous and agitated than 011 the previous occasions. Mr. Fell, the chief clerk, read over the depositions of the witnesses who had been previously examined. At the conclusion of Inspector Feltham's evidence, Greenacre said, in a loud and firm voice, " Am I at liberty to make an ob- servation ?" Lord Montford : No, not now. The confession of Greenacre having been read over, the clerk asked the prisoner, " Is that what you have said ?" Greenacre : Yes. Clerk : Have you any objection to sign it ? Greenaere: None whatever. The prisoner then went to the table, and signed the depo- sitions. Mr. Rawlinson observed to Mr. Price, on his arrival, that in consequence of the attack that had been made by the mob upon the prisoners when they hail been examined at the Marylebone Police office, he had thought it more prudent to have the examination conducted at the prison. After the statement made by the woman Gale had been read over, she was asked if she had anything to add, or any objection to sign it. The prisoner expressed her willingness to do so; but when the depositions were placed before her she trembled very much, and appeared unable to hold the pen. Greenacre ( to the female prisoner): Don't be alarmed; they have frightened the poor thing, by telling her she is sure to be hanged, and all that sort of stuff. The evidence of the witnesses examined 011 Saturday last was then read over, and one of the female witnesses, we believe Edmonds, made some addition to her testimony, to the effect that when she had asked Gale where Mr. Greenacre was, she said, " I believe lie is gone to America — perhaps I shall never see him again !" and that she sub- sequently saw Greenacre going towards his own house, with a blue bag and a yellowish handkerchief. At the conclusion of the reading of the evidence, The Clerk enquired of the prisoner Greenacre whether he had stated, after the evidence had been finished, that it was as melancholy an accident as everhefel man? Greenacre replied that he had. Mr. Kawlirison : Have you any objection to sign that, Greenacre?— Greenacre: No, sir. The prisoner then signed the declaration with a firm hand. Mr. Rawlinson, addressing Mr. Payrie, the counsel for Greenacre, said : You have complained of the excitement created against the prisoner; do you wish that his trial should be postponed till that excitement has subsided. Since I have been here, an application has been made to me, stating that there would be no objection 011 the part of the prosecutor to postponing the trial till the next ses- sion. If you consent to that, Mr. Price, I shall have no objection. Mr. Price : The feeling of both the prisoners is against its being postponed. Mr. Payne said that he had evidence which lie consi- dered very important, and if the prisoners were remanded their counsel would have an opportunity of knowine what it was. Mr. Price inquired if the witnesses were numerous? Mr. Payne said they were not. He believed there were three at most. Mr. Rawlinson said the learned counsel must be aware that if he then committed the prisoners, the trial might be postponed upon an application to the Court for that purpose. 1- Ie thought the learned counsel might wish the trial post- poned from the observations he had made with respect to the excitement. Mr. Price: Unless the prisoners are better advised be- tween now and the time at which the trial will take place I should wish it to go before the Grand Jury. Mr. Rawlinson: Then, I shall fully commit both thepri- soners now. The female prisoner is not to be taken hack to Cold Bath- fields. She must remain in this prison till she is removed to Newgate. The female prisoner, who appeared very much dejected, was then removed from the room, to- gether with her child. Rebecca Smith then came forward and identified a paper trunk which had been taken from the lodgingof the prisoner in Carpenter's buildings, as the one which her deceased sister had brought several times with her when upon a visit in Norfolk. The witness also stated that her sister and her- self had lived together upwards of thirty years. That the deceased was younger than her by a year and half, and that she was fifty. The witness ( who appeared greatly affected) was proceeding to narrate to the magistrates a conversation that took place between herself and her deceased sister, as to her intended marriage with the prisoner Greenacre, but was stopped by Mr. Rawlinson, who said, that although he highly re- spected her feelings towards her sister, yet that which she was stating did not throw any light upon the mode in which her sister met her death. Upon Mr. Rawlinson ordering Greenacre to be removed, he in a firm manner asked if he was not to be allowed to have his watch, penknife, pencil- case, spectacles, and purse, which had been taken from him on his apprehension, re- turned. Mr. Rawlinson : I cannot allow the watch to be delivered up, because that was endeavoured to he concealed at the time the prisoner was taken into custody. A Policeman : There were two watches, Greenacre : My watch had a gold chain to it. Bolh watches were then produced, and the sister of the deceased Hannah Brown immediately upon seeing one of them, exclaimed in a frantic tone—" That's it— that's it that's it!" This exclamation appeared to thrill the hearts of all present. Greenacre: Then 1 suppose 111m committed? Mr. Rawlinson : Certainly. You will be allowed to have your spectacles and your clothes, but nothing else. The prisoner, as he was leaving the room with the police- officer, pointing to a table, said in the most cool and col- lected manner—" Then I am to understand that those things are to be left 011 that table." It would be impossible to convey to our readers an idea of the state of mind in which Mrs. Smith, one of the sisters of the unfortunate Hannah Brown, appeared to be on leaving the room at the termina- tion of the proceedings; she several times exclaimed in the most incoherent strain, " Oh, that fellow, that fellow!" " Oh that I could only revenge on him the death of my poor sister!" The prisoners were to be removed on Wednesday morn- ing to Newgate. LIFE IN LONDON. MIDDLESEX COUNTY COURT, KINGSGATE STREET. THE FAIR LADY AND THE DARK MAN.— Madame de Juste, a very poitly- looking dame, from the westward of the metropolis, was summoned for 1/. 5s., the amount of one month's wages, the sable plaintiff alleging that he had not received proper warning, ; but was discharged at one day's notice. The plaintiff appeared to be a thoroughbred Congo black, and he rejoiced in the possession of a nose that might have successfully bobbed for black beetles against the hard- est wall in Christendom. Underneath was a mouth dark and deep, and probably every bit as odorous as the Grotto del Cane, in Italy. The forehead was thrown up into hard horny wrinkles, and while the eye glared in more than an ordinary manner, the attitude of the man vied in elegance with that of the vulgo- immortalised " Jim Crow." A pair of enormously thick and long ears, and an immense crop of curly wool, completed tiie upper outline of as complete an Adonis as negro- land ever sent forth. Mr. Dubois: How do you make out your demand, sir? — Blackey: Sar; what him say, sar? Commissioner: For what do you claim the money? Blackey: I clem a twenty- five shillin from de missey, massa. Commissioner: What for, sir? Speak out Blackey: What a for— what a for, you say? What a for, she know berry well what a for. Commissioner: Officers, do get that black man to pay attention to my question. Officer: Come, come, Mr. Teapot, pay attention. Blackey : You call me Deepot, I bieak your nose— ( Laughter) dam hard. Commissioner: What did you do for this money you claim— what's it for?— Blackey: Eberiyting, massa. Commissioner: Were you footman, or what? Illackey —( the light breaking in upon him)— Oh, ah, me saaby— me bush a de coats— rub a de table— go de pooblic house— open de door, aftare de missey— rub a de boots— some time- whistle— look at de clock— look out de, what you call, a de window— catch a de flies— help a de cook— go to bed and— Commissioner: Stop, sir, stop; pray why did you leave such a fine place ?— Blackey : Cos a de missey no like a pay me monies— me say what for me pay not so much as Oder niggers in my fam'ly— de missey say, " I gib you no more;" me say, " Me no take it" massa, so come away. Commissioner: I must really trouble you, madam, to explain all this ; I cannot comprehend one word of it. Defendant: Pardonnez moi, monsieur; I will take up so much time as I cannot. Attendez, monsieur. This man is my servant once— laughter)— and I discharshed from my window fur always— always look out, and talk to the oder filles- de- chambre. Commissioner: The other filles- de- chambre ! Defendant: La verite, monsieur, when I tell him I no like it, he say, " Den pay me more monies," I say, " No, no." He laugh, and make faces in mine face; lie dance all day in mine kitchen; he make de cook go to de bell, and while she go, lie steal de pan from de fat; go to pooblic house, call himself grand monsieur, some new trick always every day and de night. Commissioner: Of course a gentleman of his abilities was never at a loss— according to your countryman, Bouhours— " Les granites homines ne se bornent jamais dans leur dessems." . Defendant— Oui, Monsieur, and among them he sent this billet- doux only three days back again before he went. A dirty . looking note was handed up to the Commissioner which he read to the jury as follows: — " Nigger man, nigger man, AUvay do him best he ran, Ring a ting a taro oil, Him eat away, and all de day Him ririg a ting, de nigger way, Ring atiejr a tare oil. Nigger man, him nul> b « r talk, Ahind him Missey when she walk. Ring a tii g a tare oh. Him turn him yio on dia and dat, A cause him brack and werry brack, Ring a ting a taro. If de missey no more pay, De nigger man him go and say Eh ah I and den him go away," Ring a ting a tare oh. To de Missey of dis ouse. Commissioner: Delightful, indeed; really, madam, you ought to feel quite proud ot introducing to the world so much African genius. What do you say to this, Master Blackey, eh ? Blackey ( with an indescribable leer): De ting speak for himself, Massa. Commissioner: Did you send this to your mistress for the purpose of demanding more wages? Blackey: She owe me de money des tree weeks.— ( Laughter.) Commissioner: I ask you, sir, did you write or send this inimitable notice to quit ? > Blackey: I come do dis place, one o'clock dis day 1 Commissioner: Well, well, the Jury take it for granted in the affirmative, and so, considering you have misbehaved yourself, your suit is dismissed. You may go. You dam old nigger, said Blackey; so pale you look dis mawnin, is dis de way youserbame; whor you tink yoa get your nigger anoder year, you debbel in de black shem- my? You jack in de box 1 The officers in vain endeavoured to remove blackey; he got fast hold of oue of the fixtures and continued— » What for my monies not pay? what for him turn him yie— him free nigger, you dam son- um- a- hoe ?" At length, amid shouts of laughter from all sides, the indignant gentleman in black was handed out of court; his white teeth chatter- ing, and his eye rolling in a " fine frenzy," that none hut those who are acquainted with the negro charactcr can ac- curately conceive. THE. BIRMINGHAM JOURNAL. ST. PHILIP'S CHURCH- YARD. The stopping up of the walks in the above- Church- yard was again brought before the Commissioners of the town, 011 Monday last, when u deputation, consistingof Messrs. P. H. Muntz, H. Knight, lietts, Hudson, Brien, and others, waited upon the Commissioners, for the purpose of present- ing a memorial to them, requesting tliey would exert their influence and authority to protect the rights of the inhabi- tants from being infringed upon by the Churchwardens. Mr. KNIGHT presented the memorial, and in doing so, said that a short time ago, he availed himself of the privilege conferred by act of Parliament, and presented a memorial to the Commissioners, signed by forty orfiftyhighly- respectable inhabitants, praying the Commissioners to protect the rights of the public to the enjoyment of the walks around St. Philip's Church- yard. Ac that time, far from any effort being made to obtain signatures, care was taken to avoid excitement, in hopes that a slight intimation of the disap- probation of the inhabitants at the infringement contem- plated by the Churchwardens, would have induced the Commissioners to pause before they became parties to the destruction of a public right. It was considered that it was their duty to protect the public right, and it was expected they would have done so. He must, however, confess that he was not a little surprised, when, on inspecting the minutes of the proceedings, he found that the Commissioners were not only passive on the subject, but had actually engaged to devote a large sum of money from the rates collected from the inhabitants, in furtherance of a plan, by which these rights would be invaded and destroyed. This was a subject of regret, and had certainly excited a great deal of unplea- sant feeling in the town, as would appear evident from the memorial he then held in his hand. It had been signed, in a very short time, by more than one thousand highly respectable inhabitants, protesting against an unnecessary and unjustifiable infringement of their rights, and he trusted it would meet with that attention which such a re- presentation deserved. Judging from an inspection of the list of names attached to the memorial, he would say that the remonstrance came from at least one third of the inhabitants enjoying the Parliamentary franchise. Men of all parties had signed it, and very properly so, because it had not and ought not to be viewed as a party question, butas a question of public right. Under this impression, he ( Mr. Knight) and the memorialists were of opinion that the Commis- sioners ought to have appealed against the conduct of the Churchwardens, but as they had not done so, it was hoped they would support the appeal, which would be tried at Warwick on the following day, against the stopping up of the walks. He hoped the Commissioners would not be in- different to the entreaty of so large and so respectable a body of their fellow- townsmen as the gentlemen who ac- companied him represented. He would now proceed to read the document with which he was entrusted, and as, on a former occasion, lie had been desired to read the names of the parties affixed, he presumed the same course would be considered necessary on this occasion also. A COMMISSIONER inquired of Mr. Knight how many names were attached to the memorial ? Mr. KNIGHT replied about one thousand. Mr. JOHN TURNER said that he hoped their time would not be unnecessarily occupied. They had had an opportu- nity of seeing a great number of the names in the Birming- ham Gazette of that morning, and he presumed they were the same as those on the paper in Mr. Knight's hand. JAMES JAMES, Esq., the chairman, said he was sure Mr. Knight would not unnecessarily occupy their time. He would, however, order the clock, which had been removed to a lower room in the house to be brought up. He then called the officer in attendance, and directed him to fetch up the clock, and the street- keeper accordingly did so. Mr. KNIGHT begged to remind the chairman that he had not proposed to read the list of names in his hand. He had only requested to know the pleasure of the Commis- sioners ; and that because he had been ordered by them to read the names on a former occasion. In fact he bail been tauntingly required to read the names to the former memorial, in the hope that they would not turn out to be what was deemed highly respectable; but now that the respectability of the parties was known before hand, there did not appear that great desire to have their names read over. He would, however, be guided entirely by the Chairman. The CHAIRMAN said he hoped Mr. Knight would exercise his own discretion in the matter. He was at perfect liberty to read the names or not, as he thought fit. Mr. KNIGHT said he was much obliged for the indulgence, but he could not refrain from remarking that he had not been allowed to use his own discretion on the former oc- casion. As he had before said, when he announced that the memorial was signed by forty or fifty persons, he was taunt- ingly ordered to read the names. The Commissioners then decided upon the course they wished to have pursued, and he hoped they would do so on this occasion. LLOYD WILLIAMS, Esq., thought it would be as well to put it to the Commissioners whether the names should be read over. Mr. JOHN CADBURY WSS of opinion they ought not to be read over. The CHAIRMAN said it appeared to him it was the genera' wish of the Commissioners to leave it entirely to Mr- Knight's own discretion; and as far as he was concerned he wished to leave it so, as a mark of respect to the deputa- tion and the memorialists. Mr. KNIGHT said after what had fallen from the Chairman he did not think he would do justice to the deputation if he did not decline reading the names, particularly as many gentlemen present appeared rather unwilling to have their time occupied in hearing them gone over. Mr. Knight then read the memorial, and concluded by saying it was signed by above one thousand inhabitants ot great respectability. The CHAIRMAN asked if any other gentleman of tile depu- tation wished to address the Commissioners, upon which P. H. Muntz, Esq., stepped forward, and said it was his in- tention in coming into the room not to take any part in the proceedings, but as they had been asked if they wished to speak upon the subject he would beg leave merely to say he considered it very hard that four or five individuals should be compelled to take up a question of public right, iii the maintenance of which he considered the Commissioners ought to feel equally interested. Mr. MARTINEAI; wished to know if the memorial was signed by many of the inhabitants residing in Bull- street, and the neighbourhood of St. Philip's church- yard. Mr. KNIGHT said he believed many of the persons referred to had signed it, at least he found the names of Mr. Southall and Mr. Partridge. to it. As to the inhabitants of Temple- row, he ( Mr. Knight) expected that the contemplated im- provement in that part was a great inducement to the in- habitants to wish the walks to be taken away. He hoped, however, that public rights and public interests would be considered of more importance than private interests. It had, he understood, been alleged that improprieties had taken place, and that the place had been rendered a nuis- ance. For all this there was a very effectual remedy, and that was such a proper caution, as the memorialists in the present case had recommended and would wish to see adopted. He could not say exactly how many gentlemen living in the immediate neighbourhood had signed the me- morial ; but this he did know, that every inhabitant in the town had a right to appeal to the Commissioners on the subject, and he trusted that in future they would much oftener express their wishes to the Commissioners than they had done. It was true the inhabitants could not have an opportunity of knowing what became of their memorial, or what took place in reference to it, because the Court of Commissioners was a sealed book. They and their proceed- ings were shut up within that very handsome room. Mr. CADBUKY : I wish to know from our clerk, does lie withhold any information connected with our proceedings from any inhabitant who may apply for information. Mr. HAYNES : Certainly not. Mr. KNIGHT: That may be the case, but still it is very troublesome to have to go to the clerk's office whenever we want to know any of your proceedings. The necessary information ought to be brought to our houses through the medium of the press. It is to the exclusion of the press from your deliberations I allude. Mr. HATNES: I may perhaps be permitted to say, that although we are entitled to receive fees for allowing persons to inspect the books, yet we never have charged any, nor ever refused an application from a rate- payer. Mr. PHIPSON : With respect to the board being hermeti- cally sealed, it is a fact that the inhabitants have always had constant access by appeal, and the results of our delibera- tions are registered, if our discussions are not. The CHAIRMAN said the Commissioners would be happy to receive memorials from the inhabitants at any time. The deputation, hereupon, left the room. Our Reporter accompanied the deputation, and no objec- tion Was offered to his being present. We believe it was the first time a reporter ever took notes in that room, at any meeting of the Commissioners. The following report of what passed before the deputation were introduced, and after they quitted the presence of the Commissioners, has been furnished by a correspondent: — The ordinary business of the day having been gone through, and Mr. Haines, the clerk, having stated that he had received a notice of appeal against the stopping up of the walks in St. Philip's church- yard, which he read, Mr. LLOYD said, that there were certain gentlemen in attendance desirous of appealing to the commissioners in a matter connected With that subject. Mr. TURNKR immediately rose and said, that he hoped the Commissioners' time was not to be taken up receiving de- putations; that the Commissioners had never been accus- tomed to receive memorials, and that he hoped they would riot allow their proceedings to be interrupted. Mr. PHIFSON stated, that it had always been the custom - of the Commissioners to hear memorials, and that such wai the common mode of transacting business with the Com- missioners; he hoped they would not refuse on this oc- casion. The CHAIRMAN said, that the act gave the right to parties to come before them, and lie was sure the meeting would receive with pleasure any gentleman who baa any request to make. Mr. Knight, Mr. W. Scholefield, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Brien, Mr. Hudson, Mr. Seaton, and shortly afteilwards Mr. G. F. Muntz, Mr. P. H. Muntz, and Mr. Iietts en- tered the room. The deputation having withdrawn, Mr. C. Lloyd rose, but before he began to speak, Mr. TURNER, with his watch in his hand, stated, that he hoped their time was not going to be taken up with long speeches; they had already sat a long time, and he pro- posed that the gentleman would confine himself to speak only for ten minutes. Mr. LLOYD replied, that if Mr. Turner had such tender ears, and was so anxious that they should sink into silence on the matter which had just been submitted to them, he trusted that the rest of the Commissioners would give him an impartial hearing. The CHAIRMAN would leave it to Mr. Lloyd to take what course he pleased. Mr, Lipyo said, he was much embarrassed by tiie inter- ruption he had received, which, considering he had not yet offended by speaking a word, was rather hard. He was unaccustomed to public speaking, and he trusted to their indulgence. The Commissioners, by referring to their early acts of Parliament, would find that their body was originally organised to conserve and protect the public highways; they were embodied for the purpose of maintaining and defending the public rights ofroad, having funds at their disposal for that purpose, and justly so, for if the defence of public rights was to depend upon private individuals, not only would the burden be very unequally distributed, but it might lead to great confusion, and the public would be constantly en- croached upon without check. But the Commissioners had been embodied to perform this very duty, and to relieve isolated persons from the odium or expense thereby incurred. He thought that Mr. Muntz had very forcibly, though with a simple manliness of manner, put it to them, that it was very hard that individuals, in order to protect their rights, should be obliged to take upon themselves that duty, which devolved upon the body he had addressed. It had been stated that there were only few names in the immediate vi- cinity of the church- yard, but he knew, that even there, notwithstanding the nuisances, they were two to one in favour of keeping the walks open ; and within 200 yards of the church- yard he would bring 200 names in its favour. With regard to the nuisances that were stated to exist' he would not blink the question— there were nuisances, great indecencies were committed in open day. And although he highly valued the public right to their walks, and felt keenly the meditated blow upon the public enjoyments, yet he for one was not anxious to exercise a right to the prejudice of his neighbours; and were his enjoyment in- compatible with the well being and comfort of the com- munity, he would give it up. But he boldly declared that tliere was notorious nuisance existing in that Churchyard, which had existed for many years, and the police here never attempted to prevent it. Many of the householders looking upon the church walls, had informed him that they had frequently feed the street- keepers for diligence in their duties, but that they could never get these drones to act; he djrectly charged that com- mittee who had the especial care of their police depart- ment with a most culpable supineness and neglect of duty. The policemen seemed to be responsible to no one, and no one seemed to look after them. But did the Commissioners mean to make use of this neglect of their duties as any ar- gument in this case? Such a course was not only uncandid but little became them as a responsible body. In conclu sion, he would move " that our clerks be directed to intrust council to appear at the ensuing quarter sessions, and de- fend the appeal for preserving to the public the walls round St. Philip's Churchyard. Mr. MARTINEAU having seconded the motion, Mr. PBIPSON requested the Commissioners to bear in tnind that they had, at their last meeting, come to a resolu- tion engaging not to interfere against stopping up the walks, and to give 1,000?. provided a certain piece of land should be given up to the public out of the Churchyard to widen Temple- row; he thought that it was desirable to preserve consistency in their proceedings. The Commissioners con- sented not to oppose the stopping up the walks, and the 1,000/. was given conditionally; now the Churchwardens had changed their position, they were seeking to stop up the walks before they performed the other part of their contract; and the event might turn out that the public might be de- prived of the walks without any equivalent in return; for though he had every faith in the intentions of the gentlemen who were engaged in this business, yet the thing might turn out that they had not the means of performing their part of the agreement, however willing anil anxious they might be to do so: other persons than themselves had to be con- sulted, and difficulties might arise which were not foreseen ; he therefore thought that they had a right, as the Church- wardens had changed their position since the proceedings of the last meeting, to require of them some securitv for the giving up of the 180 yards out of the Churchyard to widen Temple- row, and unless this could be given, or they had some assurance that such security could be given, he thought the Commissioners were not bound to preserve their neu- trality. It was not now too late to make some arrangement for a stay of proceedings in the appeal, in order that a Com- mittee might have time to enter into the arrangements for carrying the resolution of their last meeting into effect; it was a very common thing, even at the last moment, though expense had been incurred, to suspend proceedings, and he thought the proceedings for stopping up these walks ought to be suspended until they were quite sure that the public could secure that equivalent which they had stipu- tated for in consideration of them giving up their rights. [ The resolution, which does not appear on the minutes, and which, as we have not authority, we cannot transcribe; was in substance to this effect:—" That the Commis- sioners " considering that they had at the last meeting con- firmed a previous resolution, that & c. do now call upon the Churchwardens to give some security that their agree- ment for giving up to the public the 180 yards out of the Churchyard to widen Temple- row, shall be performed, and that theCommissioners, without such security, cannot main- tain their neutrality with respect to the present appeal, re- lative to the stopping up of the walks; and that a committee be appointed to receive such security, and that in the mean time all proceedings for closing the walks be suspended, without prejudice to either party." J Mr. CADBURY seconded the amendment, and stated that they ought not to give up the walks without being sure of obtaining the land. Mr. BEALE said, that it was their duty to act for the pub- lic as they would for themselves; that tiiey ought not to give up their right without getting compensation, and if the Commissioners did not adopt the course recommended, they might be placed in great difficulty, and he thought they ought to pay some attention to so numerously and respect- ably signed a memorial from their fellow- townsmen. Mr. ALLPORT stated that he was rather surprised that Mr. Phipson and other gentlemen had turned round upon them at tliis meeting, as at their last meeting, with the exception of the mover and seconder, the whole body of Com- missioners came to a unanimous resolution, agreeing to consent to these walks being slopped; he said that there was no new difficulty that had arisen with regard to giving up the piece of land in question ; all parties had consented, and he saw no impediment that he was aware of existed to the arraugementj They, the Churchwardens, were as anxious as ever to give up the land, but as they could not give up the land without first stopping up the walks, they had taken that course first; it was plain the walks must be first stopped up, as the widening of the street would take the width of part of one of the walks next Temple- row; and if they had not first power to stop them up, some mid- night marauder might again come and take the fences away. The Commissioners had the word of honour of the Church- wardens that they would make the street wider. Mr. LLOYD WILLIAMS stated that he could not under- stand what sort of guarantee or security was required ; they had the solemn assurance that the agreement made would be fulfilled; the character of such men as Mr. Taylor he thought was enough. He supposed the Commissioners did not require their personal obligation. All that they could give was their assurance, which there was no reason to doubt. Mr. SAMUEL BEALE said that he did not doubt the honour of the Churchwardens; he had perfect confidence in their intentions, and it was his sincere wish that the arrangement already made should be carried into effect, but they had not the power to do what they engaged. They had not the consent of the relatives of those buried in that spot; the consent of the present bishop or incumbent would not bind their successors, and nothing but an act of Parliament, which the Churchwardens would not pledge themselves to go for, could enable them to complete the arrangement. He thought that Mr. Stock's colleague might be hasty in of- fering his assurance; but he put it to Mr. Stock himself as a cool judging man, whether he would assure them that the land should be given. Mr. PHIPSON said a faculty must be had. Mr. C. LLOYD stated that he wished to know which of the two statements that Mr. Allport had made he intended to adhere to; whether the proposed improvement would only cause the removal of two trees, according to his ( Mr. Allport's) assurance at a former meeting, or whether, as he had now stated, that it would lequire the width of one of the walks next Temple row. For, if the two trees only were wanted, then the walk would not at all, or very slightly be interfered with, and, therefore, would not be required to be stopped, in order to complete the arrangement, or, if they wanted the whole width of the walk, then several monu- ments would be interfered with, and the remains of the relations of several respectable inhabitants of the town be disturbed. He would read a list of the names taken from the tablet he had found there. [ Here Mr. L. read a list of about fifteen names.] Besides these, there were others which were illegible, and the stones of some broken. Mr. AI. LPORT replied, that Mr. Lloyd had ^ stated many names, the graves of whom would not he touched, but did not state which, and that there had already been sufficient notice, and no person had come forward to oppose their removing the remains. Mr. PHIPSON, in reply to a remark from Mr. Stock, charging him with inconsistency, explained that no appeal had then been made, and that the position of the Commissioners was now different; the Commissioners were bound to take care that the equivalent they had stipulated for should be forth- coining, otherwise they would be'placed in very great dif- ficulties, for though they could keep their 1,000?. till the law was obtained, yet they could not retain the means to preserve their right to the roads when they had once been stopped, and he foresaw many difficulties in the way of the Church- wardens. Mr. CADBUIIY rose, and said before the discussion was closed he had one word to say. He was sorry to see, by the papers, the name of an individual affixed to a letter, contain- ing very improper language towards the Commissioners. He had known the ancestor of that person, and for him he had the highest respect. His father was a most respectable man, and he was sorry on that account that the person who had put his name to the letter, had descended to such language. He had called theCommissioners " flagitious," a most improper term, and he had spoken of sickly cant. He was glad that that young man was now convinced of the impropriety of the practices alluded to. In conclusion, he wished the Cleik to read the oath taken by the Commission- ers, which Mr. Haines read. Mr. LLOYD, after considerable interruption, by means of the interference of the ; chairman was permitted to speak, he said he would confine himself merely to an explanation, though strictly speaking, as the mover of the resolution, he had a right to the reply, and to go fully into the whole ques- tion, not merely whether they should even be satisfied with the corner of the Church- yard if they could obtain it, but whether that was at all an adequate equivalent for the rights it was proposed to give up, and the 1,000/. besides. He deemed it 110 compensation at all, but to this he would waive the right to either. Mr. Cadbury had accused him of cal- ling the body whom he was then addressing, " flagitious.' What he had said he would explain, if Mr. Cadbury would favour him with the newspaper; he found he had not stated that the Commissioners vyere directly guilty of the flagiti- ous act of robbing the public of that which they were ap- pointed to guard ; certainly that might be said to be a flagitious act, if they made a sacrifice of public rights, without obtaining any equivalent; he trusted that the re- sult of that meeting would demonstrate that the Commis- sioners would not surrender these walks tilljthey had got an equivalent. What he had stated was, that they had only conceded to such an act, and he hoped that that conces- sion, unless the equivalent was secured, would now be withdrawn. — - n Mr. BEALE proposed, as an amendment to Mr. Lloyd's resolution, that it be preceded by these words— " That this meeting, finding it impossible to obtain part of the Church- yard to widen Temple- row, as had been agreed upon with the Churchwardens do instruct counsel," & c., as ni Mr. Lloyd's resolution. Mr. WILLIAMS said that this would pledge the Commis- sioners to pay the expenses of the appellants; they had engaged the best first man on the circuit to come down specially, with a fee of 100 guineas, and had to pay two other counsel besides, and must incur many other heavy expenses. He would not agree to paying their expenses. Mr. CADBURY would altogether oppose spending the pub- lic money in law. Mr. BEALE altered his amendment, limiting it only to the expenses of giving one counsel a brief, and guarding the Commissioners from being pledged to pay the'expenses of the present appellants. Mr. LLOYD WILLIAMS on leaving the room, gave his patt- ing word, that as a lawyer, it was his decided opinion that the Churchwardens were authorised to give up part of the Churchyard to the street. % Mr. LAWRENCE said that he had great respect for Mr. Lloyd Williams's opinion out of this room, but in it he did not value it any more than that of any other Com- missioner. ' f Mr. Phipson's amendment was then put; on the show o hands there were for it 17 ; against it 19. Mr. BEALE'S second amendment was then put, and negatived. Mr. LLOYD withdrew his resolution. The CHAIRMAN explained that as no new resolution had been come to at that meeting, the Commissioners stood exactly as if it had not taken place, and they should stand aloof from the legal proceedings. WARWICKSHIRE SESSIONS. Tuesday last the Easter Sessions was held at the Court- house. Sir E. Eardley Wilmot, Bart., M. P., presided as Chairman, and the following magistrates were on the bench :— Sir John Mordaunt, Bart., M. P., W. S. Dugdale, Esq., M. P., C. H. Bracebridge, Esq., W. Staunton, Esq., W. Holbech, Esq., M. Wyse, Esq., A. F. Gregory, Esq., J. F. Ledsam, Esq., F. Lloyd, Esq , J. R. B. Cave, Esq., E. Lloyd Williams, Esq., F. S. Miller, Esq., S. E. Stew- ard, Esq., H. T. Chamberlayne, Esq., Revs. Messrs. Adams, Boudier, Bromfield, Heming and Roberts. The usual routine of business and a few unimportant cases having been gone through, an appeal case relative to St. Philip's church- yard, in Birmingham, which excited consider- able interest, was called on. The appellants were Messrs. William Scholefield, P. H. Muntz, and Samuel Hutton, and the respondents His Majesty's Commissioners for building new churches, and Joseph Frederic Ledsam and Francis Lloyd, Esq., and others. Mr. Balguy K. C., with Mr. Daniel and Mr. Mellorwere for the appellants, and Mr. Amos and Mr. Waddington for the respondents. Mr. Balguy first called upon the respondents to produce their order for enrollment. Mr. Amos: We do not propose to have any order en- rolled. Mr. Balguy: You have misled us, by a notice stating that you have an order to enrol inviting us to make this appeal. The Chairman said that the order must be put in. The order was then read, to which was attached the con- sent of the two magistrates, the consent purporting to be signed the 25th of January, 1837, and the order under the seal of the Commissioners, dated 2nd of March, 1837. The consent and order were made for stopping up the paths in question, the same being " deemed to be useless and un- necessary." Mr. Amos then said he should show the Court that in this case there was no ground whatever for an appeal. The appeal was against an order for stopping up certain walks in St. Philip's Church- yard, Birmingham, and he should produce tothe Court a plan of the yard and walks, from which they would be able at once to see that even if there did exist the right of appeal, there was no just or reasonable grounds whatever for doi. ig so, There were certain walks around the church- yard out of which there were entrances into the public streets. It was proposed to stop up the walks as useless, with the exception of one. The question was, therefore, in reference to the stopping up of these walks.' The facts were these— an order had been Obtained for stopping up the walks, and before he went further into the case he would ask by whom was the order granted ? Why it was granted by a body of Commissioners, consisting of archbishops, bishops, and other distinguished characters, who were empowered to act in such eases according to spe- cial acts entitled the acts ot the 53rd and 59th of George III., and it was not likely that persons such as consti- tuted the body of Church Commissioners would in any way injuriously interfere with the rights of the inhabitants. In the 59th of George III. c. 134, there was an important clause in which was contained all the authority which the Commissioners possessed in reference to those matters, but it was so conclusive and so applicable to the present case, that he was at a loss to conceive how his learned friend would be able to meet it. The clause was to this effect: — " That it should be lawful for the said Commissioners to alter the fences of any Churchyard, and also to stop up and discontinue, or alter, or vary, or order to be stopped up and discontinued, or altered, or varied, any entrance or gate leading into any Churchyard or burial- ground, and the paths, footways, and passages, into, through, or over the samj, as to them may appear useless and unnecessary; or as they shall think fit to alter or vary, provided that the same be done with the consent of any two Justices of the Peace of the county, city, town, or place where any such entrance, gale, path, or passage shall be stopped up or altered ; and on notice being given in the manner and form prescribed by an Act passed in the 55th of Geo. III.; which Act is made for regulating the mode of making orders for stopping up roads and the notices of and appeal against the same." In the act he had just read, it was clear that the Commis- sioners possessed full and absolute power to stop up the walks, and he considered it very extraordinary that after an order iiad been issued by such a body, and the consent of two Justices obtained, that an appeal should have been given. Tile public, by the consent of two magistrates being necessary, might be supposed to have a sufficient security against any improper interference with their rights. The point, however, upon which he rested was, that the appel- ants had not the right of appeal, anil he grounded his opinion upon the fact that the Act of Parliament which gave them, the Commissioners, power to pull down and stop up, but did not give any power whatever to appeal. There was not a syllable in the Act which gave that light, and it was con- trary to ail law that parties could appeal againJt an alleged grievance done under a special Act of Parliament, unless that Act gave the power of appeal, and this Act contained no appeal clause. Upon what ground then could the right of appeal be maintained ? Why it would be said on the other side, that the latter part of the notice which was re- quired to be given by the Act of tiie 55th Geo. III. which was referred to in the clause he had just read, there were terms which implied a right of appeal. Than this, nothing could be more fallacious, because it had been repeatedly laid down that there must be a special appeal clause upon which to ground the right of appeal, and not a mere infe- rence or implication of such a right. The words of the notice upon which all the stress would be laid were, " unless upon an appeal it be otherwise determined," but these words could not be construed into an appeal clause, and he defied Mr. Balguy to show a case where an appeal ever had been made under any statute which did not give the right of appeal in express terms. This was not his own opinion, but the opinion of the most respectable authority that ever satin Westminster, hall. Mr. A. then'quoted the cases of the King v. the Justices of Surrey, 2nd T. R., and the case 1 of Rex v. Hanson, 4 Barn.." where also it was laid down down that an appeal must be expressly given by statute. It was impossible for any man, except by a very far- fetched inference indeed, to say that the mere terms of a notice could be construed into a positive clause in an act of Par- liament. When he considered the parties who had issued the order, and all the circumstances of the case, he felt con- fident the court would see that the appellants had no right of appeal, and that it had never been intended by the le- gislature to give any. He most respectfully submitted that, in the present case it must be shown that the act gave express power of appeal. Mr. WADDINGTON, on the same side, also contended that his learned friend Mr. Balguy must show that he appealed bv virtue of a power given by a special clause in some act of Parliament in operation, and that he would find great diffi- culty in doing. The only act upon which his friend could attempt to rely was the 53rd of George III., and that had been repealed. It would not be sufficient to infer a power of appeal from any notice or part of notice, but, as had been laid down by Mr. Amos, the; power of appeal must be ex- pressly provided for and 9hown to exist. The CHAIRMAN having referred to Mr. Waddington to know what construction he put upop the latter words in the clause, " provided notices be given in the manner and form prescribed by the 53rd of George III.," he stated that it might be proper to notify to the public the intention of stopping up, but that it did not imply a right to appeal. Mr. BALGUY rose to reply, and commenced by observing, that he congratulated his friend Mr. Amos on his first ap- pearance in a new character. He stated to them that he represented archbishops and bishops and such great and distinguished men, and that a priori, their great men, had a right to do what they pleased. Now that was a doctrine he was not prepared to hear from his learned friend, and most certainly it was not such as he Mr. Balguy could submit to or advise his clients to submit to. Neither did he think the distinguished gentlemen whom his learned friend no donbt very ably represented would avow that doctrine, on the contrary, they had taken precisely the same view of the case as his ( Mr. Balguy's) clients had taken, or why give the notice they had given, and Why in that notice actually invite all those who questioned their acts to appeal against them? It appeared to him to be without exception the most extraordinary case he had ever heard, of. Here was a body of men who had, by virtue of certain powers entrusted to them, proceeded to stop a public thoroughfare, and there- by interfere directly with a public right enjoyed by the in- habitants of a large and populous town from time immemo- rial. They in compliance with an act of Parliamentgave notice of their intention to do so unless the aggrieved party should appeal against tlieirstoppingup the walks, and yet the moment the parties did appeal, and came into court, and requested to be heard in support of their rights, that moment they were met by their learned friend Mr. Amos, and told that this right. which they enjoyed from time immemorial, was to be taken from them, but as it was to be taken by high and distinguished men, he could not but wonder why any com- plaint was made. Now be ( Mr. Balguy) was willing to admit the great respectability of his learned friend's clients, but he must be permitted to say, that like other men, they were amenable to law, and it was not too much to presume, that whatever they did was in compliance with and under an Act of Parliament. Well, the great fact was, they did not act under an Act of Parliament. And he ( Mr. Bal- . guv) should read the law upon which they had acted. The power to stop up the paths was derived from the 39th sec- tion of the 59th of George 3rd, cap. 134, which had been read, power was given to stop up, " provided," observe— " provided" is the word— notices were given in the manner and form prescribed by an Act made expressly for regulating these kinds of proceedings, one of which proceedings gives the right of appeal. They must give a notice in the man- ner and form prescribed by this Act of the 56 Geo. 3, and that notice must state that the order for stopping up will be enrolled, unless upon an appeal it be otherwise de- termined. What can this mean but to allow an appeal? The notice is a public statement of the course directed and intended to be adopted in the proceedings; and rny learned friend wants the Court to believe, that the legislature directed it to be a mere mockery, and that though they must state that such tilings are to be done, yet they are not bound to do them. If it was not intended to give the parishioners power of appeal, why expressly enjoin that they must give so many days notice of their intention to stop up, next previously to the Sessions? What could be the good of notices, if the order was complete when made? Why not stop up at once, if the order gave the power to do so without the sessions? But according to the Act he had just quoted, the Commissioners were only empowered to stop up such paths as they and two Justices should deem useless and unnecessary. They had power to alter and vary as they should think fit, but to stop only such as should be deemed useless and unnecessary, and as the utility or ne- cessity of a road might be a matter of question, the legisla- ture gave the parishioners the right of appeal, in order to try that fact. They were bound therefore to state such fact in their order. And they were bound to so express themselves. He observed that the words, " useless and unnecessary," were omitted in Mr. Griffith's notice, and he concluded at once that they were not in the order. But, to his surprise, in the order produced to the Court these words certainly ap- peared. Now he suspected immediately he saw that order that it was not the order made by the Church Commis- sioners on the 2d of March, and the reason why these im- portant words had now been introduced was obvious. His learned friends had informed their client that unless these paths were useless and unnecessary they had no ground to stand upon. The Commissioners were empowered to stop up only such paths as were useless and unnecessary, and such they must appear on the face of the order, and he suspected another order had been manufactured, containing these words to meet the difficulty; but that was a subject for after consideration. [ Here some surprise was expressed by the court, the chairman observing that the order bore a date corresponding to the notice. To which Mr. Griffiths replied, " Exactly the same, sir."— Mr. Griffiths, who at this time who was about leaving the court, was requested by Mr. Bal- guy not to do so, as he might be wanted.]— But then it had been stated by Mr. Waddington that the 53d of Geo. III. was repealed, and that he ( Mr. B.) had no right to avail himself of it. Supposing then, but not admitting it was repealed, why had his learned friend's clients, the distinguished Commis- sioners, availed themselves of ; t, and give notice under it. The repeal of the 53d George III. made no difference at all in the case. The notice was given in pursuance of the 59 Geo. III., though the form of it was contained in the 55th, which incorporated the provisions of that act into itself. Tliey became a part and parcel of the 59 th Geo. III. as well asapartandparceloftlie65th Geo. III., and the repeal of the 53rd Geo. Ill- did not, therefore, affect the 59th Geo. III. He was not now asking the Court to annul the order made by the Church Commissioners. He was only asking that the public, who had been deprived of a right . should have an opportunity of trying if what had been done, had been legally ( lone, and surely there was nothing unreasonable in that. In his judgment it was a gross act of spoliation which ought never to have been committed. But then, said his friend, " Oh! but they were great personages, Bishops and such like who did it." Why the fact was, these great per- sonages had nothing whatever to do with it. It was true their seal was attached to . the order which went to deprive the people of their rights, but they knew no more about St. Philip's Churchyard, about the rights of the public, or the infringement upon those rights of which their seal was made the instrument, than His Majesty King William the Fourth. It was therefore all folly to talk about the re- spectability of the parties. The first question was, had they done right ? and secondly, had the people power to question their acts in that court? In his judgment they had done wrong, and they were amenable in that court. The case ap- peared to him so obvious that he should be ashamed to take up the time of the court in further discussing the point, and should rest upon what he had already advanced. Mr. Daniels followed briefly on the same side. He said he considered the arguments of the gentlemen opposite were based upon fallacy; they went to assume a right and power for the Ecclesiastical Commissioners which the Le- gislature never contemplated giving them. They said that the footpath being through the Churchyard, the Commis- sioners had unlimited controul. Now until the year 1819 there was no one had power to stop up such ways in a Churchyard, the very existence of that clause demonstrated the fact, and it was only in strict conformity with its provi- sions that any such power could arise. Mr. Mellon followed on the same side, and contended that the right of appeal was expressly given. Mr. Amos briefly replied, observing that his friend had remarked on the new character which he stated him to ap- pear in, and he would compliment Mr. Balguy upon appear- ing there in his p^ rt, in somewhat a new character, not ai the Village Hampden, but he might now properly say, as Brummagem Hampden. The court decided by eleven voices to. ten, that the right of appeal was established, but a case for the opinion of the Court above was reserved on that point. On Mr. Ledsatn giving his vote, the Chairman asked him if he was not one of the magistrates who had signed the order? Mr. Ledsam replied, that he only consented to it. Mr. Balguy: That's like the same sort of thing though. Mr. Ainos then called on the other side to prove their notices, and Mr. James Paxtori and Mr. W. Beale proved the service on all the proper parties. Mr. Amos then called for proof that the parties were " injured and aggrieved." Henry Knight was sworn: He lived near the Church- yard, he knew the appellants, and should say that they fre- quented the Churchyard. Mr. Seholelield lived at Edgbas- ton, he had a warehouse not far from the Churchyard, and in passing to and from his house to his warehouse, if he walked on one side of the street the most direct way would be through one of the paths in question. By the Chairman: There is only one foot- path in part of ' Iemple- row. The path in the Church- yard forms the continuation. Mr. BALGUY leaned over and said, now we'll examine Mr. Griffiths. Mr. AMOS: I will save you that trouble, we admit this not to be the original order. Mr. Balguy then rose and stated that it had turned out as he had suspected, that the order which had been put in was not the order originally obtained, and that that original order did not contain the important words, useless and un- necessary. This he said had been admitted by his learned friends, and the order produced had b6en doctored for this occasion. He contended that this not being the order upon which the notices were. given, it was bad— it was no order in the case at all, and could not be produced as a good order. It purported to be made on the 2nil ot March, but it turned out that this order was much more recent. They could only enrol the order upon which the notices were given, that made the 2nd of March, and that order was infor- mal. He need hardly occupy their timein discussing so plain a point. Mr. Amos said it was enough for the Court that there was a good order under the seal of the Commissioners. Mr. Daniel: Oh! but you are not going to get out of it in this way. You must produce the said order, made on the 2nd of March. What do your notices say? That the said order will be lodged with the Clerk of the Peace, and enrolled. Now, let us see that, and not a quite dif- ferent one. Mr. Amos and Mr. Waddington did not deny that the order produced was not the original order, but that the Court ought to be satisfied with the order produced, which appeared good on the face of it. It was then put by the Chairman to the Court whether the order was bad or not, upon which, Mr. Lloyd Williams said that he was of opinion the order was bad, but he did not wish to quash it. The Chairman replied that if the order was a bad, most certainly it must be quashed. The votes were then taken, and the Court quashed the order. Only one magistrate ( Mr. F. Lloyd) voted in favour of it. WARWICKSHIRE LENT ASSIZES. The Commission was opened on Thursday last. The following gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jurj :— Sir John Mordaunt, Bart., M. P., Foreman. E. J. Shirley, Esq., M. P. E. B. King, Esq, M. P. G. Lucy, Esq. W. Uolbeche, Esq. H. C. Wise, Esq. M. Wise, Esq. T. Price, Esq. J. Drinkwater, Esq. C. H. Bracebridge, Esq. H. Holden, Esq. W. Staunton, Esq. S. T. Galton, Esq. S. E. Stewards, Esq. F. Lloyd, Esq. E. Tomes, Esq. M. E. Ferrers, Esq. The particulars of the several cases have, in. almost, every instance, been given in our police- reports. The following are the SENTENCES OF THE PRISONERS. Death recorded William Harris, robbing Peter Milling. ton, of Birmingham, of money; John Walker, Richard Minarts, Thomas York, William Minarts, and George Hen- ningham, burglary in the dwelling- house of Ambrose Eburne, at Wolstone Heath; George Barker and John Perrot, stealing a time- piece from Thomas Langley, of Aston ; Joseph Lear, Ellen Townsend, John Evans, and Thomas Kilminster, stealing boots from Richard Hudson, of Birmingham; Thomas Hilton, stealing money from James Furney, of Birmingham; John Ankers, shooting at Henry Hudson. Transportation for life William Knowles, stealing money from Ann Cooke, of Birmingham ; Samuel Nicholls, stealing wearing apparel from Henry Humphries, of Bir- mingham; George Williams and Frederick Armond, ut- tering forged ' promissory notes of the Coventry and War- wickshire Banking Company; W. Jones, for a burglary at Sutton Coldfield. Fourteen years Joseph Pritchett, stealing wearing apparel from Francis Deakin, of Birmingham ; Joseph Vaughan, stealing money from W. Stone, of Birmingham ; John Owen, for a felony. Seven Years Geor ge Baxter, stealing a cloth and other articles from Charles Tone, of Birmingham ; John Wickham, stealing a table cloth from Thomas Clulee, of Birmingham ; Lewis Abrahams, stealing candlesticks from Francis Doughty, of Birmingham ; Thomas Boyer, stealing peas from David Trevor, of Birmingham; Francis Heritage,, stealing money from William Green, of Warwick ; Thomas Taylor, stealing wheat and barley from John Clark, of Chil- vers Coton ; Frederick Smith, for a felony at Birmingham ; Maria Gallaghan, for a felony at Birmingham. Two years' imprisonment Catherine French, charged with the murder of her bastard child, at Nuneaton. Eighteen months James Heath, stealing wearing ap- parel' from Samuel Smith of Tardebigg. Twelve months George Sharp, stealing a watch from Joseph Samuels, of Birmingham; James Swan, stealing wearing apparel from Joseph Atkins, of Birmingham ; Francis Wilday, stealing wearing apparel from Edward Lea Stirk, of Aston; W. Boyce, stealing oats from J. Drink- water, of Sherborne; Henry White, ill- treating his wife at Aston ; Ann Baker, stealing wearing apparel from Susannah Kelley; Charles Cooke, stealing a waistcoat- piece from Joseph Clarke, of Warwick; George Rogers, stealing wearing apparel from John Gurley, of Warwick; Thomas Brown, stealing tools from William Pearce, of Birming- ham ; Thomas Hall, stealing tools from William Hiekerr, of Birmingham; Charles Horton, and Charles Hill, for a felony. Six Months.— Charles Batty, assaulting a constable, at Atberstorie ; Richard Barnett, stealing a candlestick from T. Arkell, of Warwick; George Ralph, stealing guns from John Reeves, of Birmingham; John Hill and Wm. Man- sell, stealing wheat from James Upton, of Birmingham ; J. Ryley, stealing a waistcoat from Joseph Aaron, of Birming- ham ; Wm. Harrison, stealing boots from Isaac Chambers, of Birmingham ; It. Bradley, stealing dishes from Ann Bea- mish, of Leamington; Stephen Parkes, stealing butter from Richard Wakeman, of Birmingham; Elizabeth Lloyd, for a felony, at Birmingham. Three Months Thomas Blackwell, James Tew, arid Wm. Herbert, poaching at Barford Wood ; Wm. Small- wood and James Harris, stealing pork from Henry Herbert, of Warwick. Two Months James Price, stealingwearing apparel from Joseph Gauntlett, of Warwick. One Month John Brown, stealing a vice from Vernon Curdell, of Aston ; George Webb, stealing money from Jo- ' nathan Minett, of Leamington. Fourteen Days Wm. Grizzle and Samuel Cartwright, ; stealing a plane from Thomas Forrell, of Birmingham. I One Week George Wigge, stealing carpenters' tools from James Jackson, of Warwick. | Acquitted.— Thomas Follis and Thomas Penn, charged with assaulting Wm. Marlow, of Birmingham ; T. Morris and Wm. Aston, stealing money from John Williamson, of ! Birmingham; John Smith, stealing wearing apparel from John Smith, ol Birmingham ; Ann Harris, stealing money from Ann Cook, of Birmingham ; Charles Sturland, stealing money from Henry Lucas, of Birmingham; Benjamin Bromwich, Frederick Pymm, and Wm. Whateley, killing Thomas Styche, of Birmingham; Jane Hughes, receiving stolen property at Newbold- on- Avon; Wm. Murphy, steal- ing wearing apparel from Henry Humphries, of Birming- ham ; Thomas Wright, stabbing Benjamin Clark, of Rugby; Isaac Heath, stealing wearing apparel from James Burin, of Brimingham; John Collingwood, stealing money from Ma- ria Shenton, of Birmingham ; Christopher Owen, embez- zling money of Joseph Fullford, of Birmingham ; Edward Turner, stealing soda water from Joseph Chirm of Birming. ham; Wm. Honey wood, charged with perjury; Henry Reading and William Brain, charged with poaching. JWo Bill. — - Mary Hough, charged with assaulting a con- stable at Athersone; Michael and Mary Conolly, stealing money from Wm. Dutton, of Birmingham. To remain on former order— George Hugginson, Patrick Trainer, Ellen Hollands, Edward Owell, and James Foy for want of sureties for their appearance at the next Ses. sions. Fined One Shilling and Discharged— William Pain, charged with killing Edward Ireland in the narisli of Aston. EXECUTIONS. Executions in the three years ending 31st Dec., 1830 52 Ditto 31st Dec., 1833 12 Ditto 31 « t Dec., 1836- nil. Commitments for offences that were capital on the 1st of January. 1830 :— In the three years ending 31st December, 1830 ™ 960 Ditto Slat December, 1833 696 Ditto 31st December, 1936 833 — Parliamentary Paper. THE. BIRMINGHAM JOURNAL. WANTED, a Youth as JUNIOR ASSISTANT in the GENERAL DRAPERY TRADE. Apply at the PRINTER'S. ANGLING. \ 17ANTED to RENT, by a few gentlemen, a Piece • • of WATER, well stocked with Fish, within ten miles of Birmingham. Apply at the Printer's. £ 50 CLUB, No. I. ESTABLISHED Twenty Years, at the Spotted Dog, Bordesley- street, will re- commence on Tues- day, the 18th instant. Any Gentleman becoming a member, will much oblige his humble servant, JOHN JOHNSON. THE CHURCH, CHURCH- RATES, AND DISSENTERS. On Monday Morning will be ready, Price 4d., ALETTER addressed to T. PARDOE, Jun., Esq., the Rev. W. VH. LERS, and T. SIMCOX LEA, Esq. Bv JOHN TAYLOR. Leontine—" But sir," if you will but listen to reason"— Croaker—" Come then, produce your reasons. Iteil you I'm fixed, determined— so now produee your reasons. When I'm deter- mined, I always listen to reason, because it can then do no harm." Good Natured Man. Kidderminster: Published by J. BROMLEY, High street. Sold also in Birmingham, by JAMES BELCHER and SON, HUDSON, ALLEN and LYON, SHOWELL, DRAKE, and BARLOW. Just published, With a Portrait of HENRY, beautifully engraved by Hors. burgh, from Houbraken after Holbein, price 5s. in cloth boards, IIFE OF KING HENRY THE EIGHTH, ^ founded on Authentic and Original Documents ( some of them not before published;) including an Historical View of his Reign; witli Biographical Sketches of Wolsey, More, Erasmus, Cromwell, Cranmer, and other eminent contemporaries. By PATRICK ERASER TYTLER, Esq., F. S. A.; being No. XXII. of the EDINBURGH CABINET LIBRARY. Printed for OLIVER and BOYD, Edinburgh ; and SIMFKIN MARSHALL, and Co., London. BIRMINGHAM JOURNAL. SATURDAY, APRIL 8. We gave last week, in an extract from the Spectator, some account of the changes in the Post- office system proposed by Mr. HILL. Since that time we have been favoured with a copy of Mr. HILL'S pamphlet, which we have perused with a care which its ingenuity and importance demanded. When it is asserted, that, for tee insignificant charge of one penny, the Govern- ment could convey a letter from John- o'- Groats to the Land's End, not only without loss, but with a profit very nearly, if not entirely equal, to what they realise at the present moment, when four- pence is the mini- mum, and eighteen- pence the maximum charge for con- veyance, a plain reader is very apt to he somewhat startled. It is necessary to attend to Mr. HILL'S pre- mises, in order to judge of the value of his conclu- sion. The entire number of letters which pass through the General Post Office, or are in any way accounted for there, is, in round numbers, twenty- two millions. But as the receipts in the metropolitan dis- trict amounts to only about one fourth of the entire revenue of the Post- office, it follows, that to find the number of letters that pass through all the Post- ffices of the kingdom, we must quadruple the number that passes through the General- office. We thus get eighty- eight millions, or, more correctly, 88,600,000. The Post- office revenue is two and a quarter millions very nearly. Divide this sum by eighty- eight and three quarter millions, and we have sixpence as the average price of each letter. Supposing, therefore, that the number of letters under the new system were to increase six- fold, we should liave precisely the same revenue as we now have. But at present it is acknow- ledged, and Mr. HILL quotes copiously from the Par- liamentary reports [ to show, that the revenue of the Post- office is most imperfectly collected; that not only are the checks from the highest to the lowest de- partments extremely inefficient, but that, from the inherent defects of the system, it is impossible they should be otherwise. By ( the proposed sys- tem, on the contrary, according to which the postage is to be [ paid in advance, aud which will leave the Post- office little else than the task of dis- tribution, the task of collection being performed by the public; most accurate and easily applied checks may be introduced, and the chances of error or pecula- tion reduced to a minimum. It is probable, therefore, that a considerably smaller than a sixfold increase will suffice to maintain an equal revenue. With a five- fold increase, the loss would be a mere trifle— making large allowance for the increased cost of dis- tribution— compared with the prodigious advantage to internal commerce derivable from the reduction. What are the chances of a five- fold increase ? 1st. The present rate of postage leads, especially in the cross posts and in short distances, to a wholesale system of evasion. Mr. HILL mentions one case where 1,100 letters were seized at once in the cart of an ordinary carrier. There is, in fact, not a carrier, or coachman, or guard in the kingdom, that does not carry letters, more or fewer, notwithstanding all the fulmiuations of the Postmaster- General. It is one of the commonest things in life for the postman himself, in cross posts, to smuggle letters. Those may be called the open modes.; the concealed modes it would be an endless task to specify. 2nd. Not only does the heavy charge for letters encourage smuggling, it prodigiously limits letter- writing of every kind. As to letters of friendly communication, amongst the lower and oven the m ling'orders, they are all but unknow n. It affects letters of business in an equal if not greater degree, There is no item in a merchant's expenditure that more sedulous care is employed to keep down than the postages. If a letter cost but a penny, the chances are that in many descriptions of trade ten would be dis- patched where one must now suffice. Of the stimu- lating effect of cheapness upon demand, Mr. IIILL no- tices some examples,' and it is not to be expected, especially where the price is a. famine one, that when so reduceij as he proposes, a similar effect would not follow in the article- of correspondence that has been experienced in coffee and tea. Nor does this theory of the future increase of communication at all militate against what we have said of the general desire to keep down the item of postage. It is decidedly for the advantage of every man in business to maintain as extended a correspondence as possible. The com- plaint at present is that the most limited correspond- ence cuts so deeply into profits, not that the knowledge thence derived is useless or unnecessary. Mr. HILL does not propose to take away or diminish the right of members of Parliament to frank letters, but he would take away their privilege of receiving letters free. Looking to the fact that the rig'ht to be reserved would not he worth more to its possessor than tenpence a day; and, looking to another fact, namely, that by compelling every man who writes to a member ofPar- liameut to pay his letters, the member would be saved a very considerable sum in the course of the year, ( for there is no member, of a moderately large constitu- ency, that does not occasionally receive twenty or thirty letters in a day), we think it would be best to put an end to the franking system, unless by Govern- ment, altogether. To come to the practical question— is Mr. HILL'S plan such that the country would do well to entertain it, and if so, in what way would their sentiments be readily and effectually expressed ? Ad- mitting that from the increase of correspondence not being' quite so rapid as he anticipates, the loss to the revenue might be greater than is calculated— say half a million instead of a quarter— is there any department in our financial system where a large reduction might be made witli more general benefit P The Post- office is not a rich man's tax. Almost every farthing of it falls on those profits of trade and commerce, of which the rise or fall indicates a happy or distressful state of the labour market as truly as the rise or fall of the mercury in the barometrical tube does the approach of fine or foul weather. Directly, indeed, the poor pay little of the tax, but why ? Because, by reason of its burden- someness, the taxed article is placed beyond their pur- chase. What a boon to the hundreds of thousands of workmen and domestic servants that are compelled to seek emjiloyment at a distance from their native homes, if for the expenditure of a shilling they could converse once a month with their parents and friends ! What a cherishing of kindly affections is implied in this frequent interchange of news ! What a stimulus and gratification to a natural and innocent curiosity! What a motive and a reward for the cultivation of the arts of reading and writing, the latter of which, useful as it is to the humblest, js from want of exercise so soon and so generally lost! And what hopes of increased moral and intellectual power might not be legitimately hoped for from such a cultivation ! Would Govern- ment listen to any representation on the subject ? This is a question that is not easily answered. Mr. HILL'S plan is new and simple, neither of which qualities will much recommend it to men in office. Still we humbly think that, if no other body take the matter up, the merchants and manufacturers here might properly do so. We are par excellence a political community, and the question of cheap or dear postage concerns all politicians alike. All could, therefore, agree on it. Were it only for the enjoyment of so rare a gratification we would recommend a meeting— to consider. There is no rule which the Tories have more uni- formly advocated aud actcd on than that which de- clares, that a man's friends ought to be served before his enemies. In the long course of their unchecked power, from the accession of Geo. III., and more espe- cially from the first premiership of the younger PITT; down to their last brief lease of office, it has been their constant unexceptioned practice to fill everyplace in their gift or influence with men of their own party. We do not mean to say that Toryism alone has been the pass- port to place, though, in the greatest number of cases that have fallen under our notice, it would puzzle a conjuror to find any other. But if not the sole re- commendation, it has been considered a natural and necessary concomitant. The rule has been like the ointment on the high- priest's head which descended to ( lie very skirts of his garments. There was no situ- ation too high or too low for its application. From the Lord CHANCELLOR to an Exciseman, from the manager of the concerns of the nation down to the pettiest controuler of the policy of the most insignifi- cant parish, by all in power, whether great or small, extended or. restricted, the rule has been vigorously and consistently acted upon. There has been no hole and corner work in this. The Tories have at all times openly avowed and defended their determination to act upon this rule. It has been witli them a matter of prin- ciple. They have argued it as such. " We believe," say they," that our opinions, if universally adopted, would make the nation great and glorious; we believe that the opinions of the Reformers, if universally adopted, would plunge the nation into inevitable ruin. It is a duty, that we owe to our country and our consciences, to employ all honest and lawful means for giving cur- rency to the one set of opinions au< l for repre sing- the other set." The more zealous of the party have g'one a step beyond this— they have counselled the applica- tion of the rule in the domestic, as well as in the social circle, tliey have contended for exclusive dealing' as well as exclusive patronage; and the fair and plausible portion of the Tories, the men who lift up tlitir eyes and their shoulders at such an extension of their favourite doctrines, have not, for all that, been the slowest to adopt it in practice. Exclusive dealing is extensively indulged here, and everywhere throughout the kingdom. ' Is there any wrong, any dishonesty, we ask, in the Tory rule— applied, not to the transactions of man with man in a private, but iii a public and political capacity? We declare we can see none. On the contrary, we think the rule a sound, constitutional, and, we will add, moral rule. What is the object of our meetings, our speeches, our displays ? Have they not one common aim— to bring over the masses of society, whether in the parish, the district, or the king- dom, to our way of thinking, in order that by such a combination of sentiment, we may effect those changes which we deem essential to the welfare of the parish, the district, or the kingdom? And if, when ill the favourable occasion is presented of forwarding that high object, we not only neglect, but employ it in such a way as to retard or defeat rather than forward reform, with what face can we claim to ourselves a character of enlightened zeal or consistency ? " It is the duty," it will be said, " of every man, as far as his influence goes, to see that public offices are filled by honest and efficient officers." Granted. We as entirely condemn the filling of public offices with dishonest or inefficient officers as anyone can. We would, on noaccount, though in the conduct orour political opponents for the last sixty years, we have ample store of precedents, bestow place upon a rogue or a fool, merely because he attended Reform meetings, and voted for a Reform member. We go farther— we would prefer an honest Tory, if we could find one, to a dishonest Radical. But, this is not our case. We have, in Birmingham, hundreds of Reformers, who, in every point and par- ticular, in those very qualities which the Tories are apt to pique themselves upon—- business quali- ties— are infinitely superior to their opponents. Our choice is rendered difficult from abundance, not want of materials. Why, then, in Birmingham, why in England— for, assuredly, our porition is not a pe- culiar one— should any office, great or small, of trust or of emolument, while in the gift of men that call themselves Reforming, be bestowed on any one but a Reformer ? We have the undeviating example of our opponents— wise men in their generation— to guide us; we have reason and common sense on our side ; our own characters as men of sincerity aud consistency are plainly at stake; what should induce us to hesi- tate ? Respect for our opponents? Is there no respect due to ourselves— to our party— to the public ? Have the feelings of the Reformers ever been respected by the Tories? Oil the contrary, do we not daily see them outraged, in the mere sport of power, and when no earthly purpose is to be gained but hatred to the in- sulter and vexation to the party insulted ? If in all things, and at all times, aud under all circumstances, from the choice of a member of Parliament down to the arrangement of the programme of a concert, the Tories will, on set purpose, thwart, and harass, and try to put down the Reformers, are the Reformers such arrant drivellers when they have both light and law on their side, to shrink from retaliating ? The ' doc- trine' that they teach us, we will execute, and it shall go hard hut we will better the instruction. We spoke doubtfully last week of the success of the experiment then being tried of purifying the list of Guardians of the Poor. We attributed, in fact, to the Carr's- lane— the Greene— List a greater power of mis- chief than, upon trial, it proved to possess. It has in- jured the cause of Reform, but not seriously. Its services are thus acknowledged by the Tories :— Had it not been for the Green List, which divided the Dissenting and Reform interests, and thus opened a door for nineteen whites, we question if there would have been more than four gentlemen attached to Conservative prin- ciples elected as Guardians. For this act of indiscretion, on the part of our Dissenting opponents, we have to express our warmest obligations. The fact is, that, had it not been for the Green List, there would not have been one Tory on the list of Guardians. The Green List caused the throwing away of 110 votes, or more. The lowest number of votes given to any gentleman on the Blue List was 329, to which, had these 110 votes been added, the lowest number of votes for a Blue would have been 439. The highest White was only 435. But only three of the Blues were below 380, so that if the minimum number of votes bestowed on the Greens had been given to the Blues, the whole of the latter, except these three, would have been elected. We must observe that the White is not in strictness to be denominated a Tory List, though consisting foi> the most part of Tories. The Tory List cut a very different figure. Mr. ARMFIELD, one of the registered proprietors of the Tory paper, and possessing, par excellence, the appro- bation and confidence of his party, was only able to muster 198 votes. Mr. P. H. MUNTZ, who stood at the head of the Blu * s had 460. As a proof of the genera] opinion of the various lists. it is only necessary to look to the composition of the List of Guardians. Of the names which appeared exclusively on the Blue List, 14 were choson and 28 rejected ; of those that appeared exclu- sively on the White List 16 were chosen— one by the chairman's casting vote— and 50 rejected ; of the ex- clusive names of the Green List 32 were rejected and 0 chosen ; of the exclusive names of the Tory List 9 were rejected and 0 chosen. If the Blue List had been as extensively circulated as the White, it would have been proportioi ab! y more successful. As it is the. victory is quite decided. While we have been achieving this victory in Bir- mingham, the good folks of Aston have been even more successful. Though the names be not yet de- clared, we can state that they have carried the Liberal list of Guardians by a majority of four or five to one. They, luckily, have no schismatical Reformers amongst them. The following' letter relates to a cognate sub- ject, which we shall advert to more at large in our next:— " SIR,— A knowledge of our rights as citizens being essential to the due performance of our duties as such, you will oblige me by allowing the following facts relative to the nomination of Overseers for the parish of Aston, a place in your columns, for the information of my fellow- parishioners. " The custom was for the out- going overseers to call a parish meeting on a certain day ( 25th of March), and a list of persons ( 16 or more) agreed to at this meeting as ' fit and proper to serve the offiee of over- seers for the year ensuing,' was laid before the magis- trates on the following' court- day, who selected from it and appointed four. By some negligence on the part of the parishioners, the out- going overseers have been allowed, for some years past, to nominate their suc- cessors, without at all consulting the rate- payers. The consequence of this it is easy to see, reducing the over- seers to the state of a merely self elected body, and of what such bodies are capable we have, unfortunately, but too much experience in this good town of ours. " On the 26th ult. ( the 25th being Good- Friday) a parish meeting was held according to notice, for this and other purposes, and on that occasion the doctrine was laid down by one of the churchwardens, that any parishioner might, at such meeting, put in nomination patronage that the law has put into our hands, a any persons lie chose as ' fit and proper,' and that the meeting collectively had no right to decide whether they were so or not, but that whoever or whatever they might bo, their names were to go before the magis- trates, with the sanction of the parish meeting, al- though the meeting, as such, had really no voice in the matter! A pretty specimen this of Tory notions of ' fitness and propriety ' This led to a long and angry dispute between the respective parties; in the course of which, the churchwarden alluded to, whose name I need scarcely mention, is John Small wood, actually complained of being dictated to '. He! who with his party had, on all former occasions, dictated to both chairman and meeting, he complained of being dictated to by a majority! John Smallwood likes ' tyrant majorities' quite as little as Sir Robert Peel. A motion was, however, carried to the effect' that the name of every person proposed should be put to the meeting, and that the majority should decide.' The names of ten individuals were then proposed and agreed to, and Mr. Smallwood then proposed the names of sixteen others, who, on the ground that a sufficient number had already been nominated for the magistrates' selection, were all rejected. " It was then resolved, that when the chairman of the meeting ( one of the outgoing overseers) should present the list of nominees to the magistrates, he should be accompanied by Mr. S. Haycock and Mr. J. Small- wood, as the representatives of the two parties, and that they should acquaint the magistrates with the entire proceedings of the meeting, and that the point in dis- pute should be decided by them. The result was, that the right of the majority of those present to decide upon the persons to be nominated was fully recognised by J. T. Lawrence, I. and R. Spooner, Esqrs., and Mr. Spurrier. That point is, therefore, settled. But the magistrates still claim the power of setting aside the parish meeting list, if they see fit, and of appoint- ing persons not nominated at all. This remains to be proved. The parishioners, however, now know their right in this matter in parish meeting assembled, and ( Sturges Bourne's infamous act not being pretended to be applicable in this case*) it will be their own fault if they do not exercise it; they need only exercise it fairly; and I do not think any magistrate ( unless he be also a parson) will wantonly set at nought the opinion of a parish meeting. I am, sir, yours, & c., " Deritend, April 6, 1837. " ISAAC AARON." " * Besides this, small houses tire not now compounded for in this parish, therefore every householder has a vote." On the subject of Church- rates, Mr. Taylor, of Kidderminster, has published a letter which will repay a perusal. It discusses the question briefly but ably. We intended this week to go at some length into the question of the alarming state of trade here and everywhere; aud to point out, if not its cure at least the uses it may and ought to he turned to; hut we must defer our purpose till next Saturday. There is no foreign news, and domestic— save always gloomy weather and gloomy prospects— is equally scarce. We need hardly refer to our report of what passed at Warwick on the subject of St. Philips' church- yard, nor to the discussion of the same question before the Commissioners. The Bishop of Norwich died on Wednesday in his 93rd year. QUARTER SESSIONS.— The General Quarter Sessions for the County was held at Warwick on Tuesday last. There were only twenty- two prisoners for trial; none of them however were for offences of an aggravated character. Mr. Winfield, churchwarden, presided as foreman of the Grand Jury. THE FREE SCHOOL.— At a meeting of the Govern- ors of King Edward's School, held on Friday last, James Johnson, Esq., M. D., and Clementine Ingleby, Esq , were elected Governors of that foundation, ill the room of the late Dr. John Johnson and Mr. Simcox. At the same meeting Masters George Richards, Ed- ward Haslttck, and James Gough were declared Exhi- bitioners. LENCH'S TRUST.— The trustees in accordance with the will of the founder, assembled in the chancel of St. Martin's Church on Tuesday, and elected Mr. Wil- liam Pbipson Bailiff of that charity for the ensuing year. The 5th Dragoon Guards are under orders to march from Leeds to Birmingham on Monday next; they will be relieved by the King's Own ( 15th.) THE BISHOP OF LICHFIELD.— We are happy to learn that the Bishop of Lichfield is recovering, though slowly, from the severe indisposition under which his lordship has been long labouring. CHURCH- RATES.— The parishioners of Kingswinford on Tuesday succeeded in adjourning a rate by no less a majority than 1,300 to 300 ! The Tories dared not declare their numbers, hut they were understood not to exceed 300. The reverend clergyman seems to have been grievously disappointed by " the result of the poll. He is said to have declared, when it was over, that, " So help him God, lie would have a rate if he spent a thousand pounds for it." We shall see. POOR RATES.— On Friday last Messrs. Webster and Lawrence, two magistrates for the division of Hem- lingford, appointed the 22nd of June, the 21st of Sep- tember, the 21st of December, and the 22nd of . Febru- ary next, for hearing appeals at the Public- office against the rates made for the relief of the poor in the above district. This is the first order issued under the 6th and 7th of his present Majesty, entitled " An Act for the better Regulation of Parochial Assessments." SWINDLING.— A young man named Nfewman, a clerk in the Branch Bank of England here, absconded on Monday week. After his departure it was ascer- tained that he had embezzled monies to the amount of £ 1,100. A Mr. Pike, pork- butcher, of Deritend, is charged as accessory after the fact, to Newman's swindling. WESLEVAN MISSIONS.— The annual meeting of the Birmingham Auxiliary Missionary Society was held on Monday evening, in Cherry- street Chapel, Lancelot Haslope, Esq., of Selly llall, having been called to the chair, opened the business iu a brief speech, in which he pointed out the objects of the Wesleyan Missions, and earnestly called upon those preseilt to lend their assistance in supporting a society which had already achieved so much good, for mankind. The Rev. T. H. Squanee then read the report, from which it appeared that the operations of the parent society, during- the past year, had been most successful. It had in its service about 200 missionaries, and the societies, exclusive of hearers, amounted to upwards of sixty thousand. The funds had amounted dining the year to 64,000?., being an increase , of 11,000/. over the receipts of the previous year. It was also stated that the increase in the Birmingham district was 4( 0/. The first resolution, expressive of the objects of the society was then moved and seconded by Mr. Dawson and the Rev. Mr. Anderson of Leeds. The meeting was afterwards addressed by the Revs. R. Newton, Naylor, Rigg, Lomas, Ingle, Dicken, and Dawson. A collection was then made of 40/. The whole of the collections at the various chapels amounted to QUARTERLY MEETING OF GUARDIANS.— On Tues- day last the usual quarterly meeting of Guardians of the Poor, was held at the Public- office, for the purpose of receiving the accounts made up to the 25th of March, aud also the reports of the respective Commit- tees, with any other business that might be subm tted for their consideration. Mr. Thomas W hittle took the chair at half- past ten. o'clock, and proceeded to submit to the meeting the several reports of the committees. The report of the Law Committee presented one very gratifying feature— namely, that not a single item of law expenses had been incurred during the last quarter. It also stated that in answer to a case submitted to the Poor Law Commissioners, upon which they had had some doubt, it was laid down that if any marriage took place between parties Subsequent to the passing of the Poor- law act, the husband was liable for the support of his wife's children, whether they were legitimate or illegitimate, and relieved the putative father from any liability for their support. The asylum report stated, in reference to the health of the children, that the cases of scald head had exhibited butlittle signs ofamendment, although the disease had been prevented from extending. A guardian expressed his opinion that the surgeons did not seem to understand the complaint, but that Miss Allcock was now adopting a system of treatment which there was every reason to hope would prove successful. Mr. Ryland stated that he thought it due to Miss Allcock to say, that by her excellent system of management, she was now enabled to dispense with five servants fewer than were formerly required for the establishment. Some conversation ensued in answer to a question put bv Mr. Heelev, respecting the num- ber of cases of affiliation which had occurred in the parish during the last three or six months, and whether any of the fathers of the children had been discovered and made responsible for their support. Mr. Malins stated that a committee had been appointed to inquire into the subject; and he hoped that those fathers who had been proved guilty of cruelty and negligence, would be brought to justice. Mr. Binner said that they were most anxious to prosecute when a case of this nature presented itself, but that having to deal with persons of the very lowest description, they had not yet met with a single case that it would be safe to prosecute without involving the parish in useless ex- pense. He could not state the number of cases that had occurred in the parish; he had only a register of those that actually came into the house, which he would be able to furnish oil a reference to the parish books. MR. STURGE.— Letters have been received from this gentleman, dated February 14. The following ex- tract from the Jamaica Dispatch shows the impor- tance attached to Mr. Sturge's mission; and so far is satisfactory. The planters are evidently far from easy, or their organs would not speak so respectfully of Mr. Sturge and his companion:— On Wednesday last these gentlemen, ( Messrs. Sturge and Harvey,) accompanied by the Attoiney General, Mr. Special Justice Higgins, and Mr. Joseph Gordon, the repre- sentative of Lord Seatord, visited the three Caymanas Estates belonging to Lord Seaford, Mr. Dawkins, and Mr. James Ewing of Glasgow. They were conducted through the works, negro houses, and gardens, with which the Commissioners appeared satisfied. They afterwards inspected the negro village and gardens on Lord Carrington's Penn, and the Farm, under the particular escort of Whitehall Ellis, the chief constable of the property, who pointed out the cottages of his numerous sons and daughters; calling at his own house, and offering his guests a bottle of Madeira; of which they ( with the exception of Mr. Slurge,) partook. After seeing every thing worth examining, and conversing with several of the apprentices, the party partook of some refreshment witli Mr. Goidon, and afterwards proceeded to Spanish Town, much gratified with their ex- cursion. This is as it should be. We have no objection to the Stipendiary Magistrates accompanying the Commissioners in their own districts; but we deprecate them trespassing upon the districts of other magistrates. KINGSTON, TUESDAY, JANUARY3I, 1837 We understand that Mr. Sturge lias been in the country, on a visit to Mr. Bourne, the Stipendiary Magistrate; and as first impres- sions are most lasting, lie has already, in all probability, had his mind prejudiced by the representations made to him by that individual. If Mr. Sturge intended to have given a fair, candid, and impartial report of the condition of our peasantry, and of the working of the new system, he should have gone to some of the leading planting attorneys; he might then have Jocular demonstration of the existing state of things. We are convinced Mr. Joseph Gordon, Mr. John Mais, Mr. G. Atkinson, Mr. Charles Anderson, and other lead- ing attorneys, would have given him the means of visiting the different properties under their charge, and enabled him to form a correct estimate of the condition of the country. We confess we were at first rejoiced that a gen- tleman of the Society oi Friends should have crossed the Atlantic with the object of ascertaining, by personal ex- amination, the nature of our agricultural employment— the treatment ot our peasantry, and their progress in civilization. We thought that from the plain, straightforward, simple character of the Quaker, we should have had his testimony in our favour to counteract the malignant falsehoods which the Sectarians, and some of the disaffected proteges of that mountain of falsehood, Lord Sligo, had promulgated. Mr. Sturge we again caution against receiving information from persons ill the pay of the Aldermanbury Gang, who will deceive him, and recommend to him to investi- gate personally the question ; when we are satisfied, if he but do so, we shall find from the report he and the other gentlemen who are coming out will make, that the people of England will form a different idea of the character of the Colonists. Mr. Sturge no doubt, has visited the factories in Man- chester. We defy him to point out one single case of op- pression in Jamaica, equal to the treatment of the factory children. The concluding remark is a good specimen of the well known rule, by which two blacks make one white. There is a lash in Jamaica, and there is a billy- rol'er iu Manchester, ergo, & c. CHELTENHAM STEEPLE CIIACE.— Bell's Life in London of Sunday next will contain a full account of the Cheltenham Steeple Chace, written exclusively by its own reporter; all the other sporting intelligence of the week, of unprecedented extent and variety, and unequalled by any other paper, together with the foreign and domestic intelligence of the week, and every additional information respecting the Edgeware- road tragedy, with portraits of the murderer and his paramour.— Price of Bell's Life in London, fivepence ; office, 170, Strand. *** Bell's Life of last Sunday, April 2, contained an admirable account, to the extent of a folio column and a third, of the Northampton Steeple Cliaces; also reports of the Grantham, Ayles- bury, Badsworth, Haverfordwest, and Boyle Steeple Chaces; splendid runs of the Llanallv, West Kent and Surrey, Brighton, Bulbarrow, Mountain, and Brookside hounds. QUAKER WIT Taking a small penknife from his pocket, be began to whittle a thin piece of dry wood which lay on the hearth ; and, after musing some time. said. ' I guess you've never been in the States.' I replied that I had not, but that, before I returned to England, I proposed visiting that country. ' There,' said he, ' you'll see the great Daniel Webster; he's a great man, I tell you; King William, No. 4, I guess, would lie no match for iiiin as an orator ; he'd talk him out of sight in half an hour. If he was in your Houseol Commons, I reckon he'd make some of your great folks look pretty streaked ; he's a true patriot and statesman, the first in our country, and a most particular cute lawyer. There was a Quaker chap too cute for him once, tho'. This Quaker, a pretty knowin'old shaver, had a cause down to Rhode Island ; so lie weat to Daniel to hire him to go down and plead his case for him ; so, says he, ' Lawyer Webster, what's your lee ?' ' Why,' says Daniel, • let me see, I have to go down south to Washington to plead the great insurance ease of the Hartford Company; and I've got to he at Cin- cinnati, to attend the convention ; and 1 don't see bow I can go to Rhode Island without great loss and great fatigue ; it would cost you, may he, more than you'd he wiiii- u: to give.' Well, the Quaker looked pretty White about the gills, I tell you, when he heard this ; for he could not do without him no how, and he did not like this preliminary talk of his at all; at last he made hold to ask llim the worst of it, what he would take? ' Why,' says Daniel, ' I always liked the Qua- kers; they are a quiet, peaceable people, who never go to law if they can help it, and it would he better for our great country il there were more such people iu it. 1 never heerd or seed ti ll of any harm in ' em, except going the whole figyre for Giuerat Jackson, and that everlasthf, almighty villain, Van Iiuren ; yes, I love the Quakers ; 1 hope they'll go to the Webster ticket yet, and I'll go for you as low as 1 can any way afford; say 1,000 dollars.' The Quaker well nigh fainted when he heeid this, hut he was pretty deep too; so, says he, ' Lawyer, that's a great deal of money; but I have more causes there: if I give you the 1,000 dollars, will you plead the other cases I shall have to givo you?' ' Yes,' says Daniel, * I will, to the best Of my humble abilities.' So down they went to Rhode Inland, and Daniel tried the case, and carried it- tor the Quaker. Welfc the Quaker, he goes round to all the folks that had suits in court, and says he, * what will you give me if I get the greaL Daniel to plead for you? ft cost mo 1,000 dollars for a fee ; but now he and I are pretty thick, and, as lie is on the spot, I'd get him to plead cheap for you;' so he got ,' JOO debars from one, and 200 from another, and so on, until he got 1,100 dollars; jist 100 dollars more than tie gave. Daniel was in a great rage when he heerd this. 1 What I' said he, ' do you think I would agree to your letting me out like a horse to hire?' ' Friend Daniel,' said the Quaker, ' didst thou not undertake to plead all such cases as I should have to give thee? If thou wilt not stand to thy agreement, neither will 1 stand to mine.' Daniel laughed out, ready to split his sides, at this. ' Well,' says he, ' 1 guess I might as well stand still, for you to put the bridle on this time, for you have fairly pinned me up in a corner of the fence, any how; so he went good. huniouredly to work, aud pleaded them all— The Cloch- maher. THE. BIRMINGHAM JOURNAL. THE VAL D'UHDINO This is one of the richest and most fertile of the lesser valleys of Andorre; and the greater part of it, including the forge, belongs to one proprietor, who, consequently, is the wealthiest individual of the republic.— I inquired of an Andorrian, what might be the amount of yearly income enjoyed by this great man; and the answer, which I received in French, conveyed most perfectly the benefit which a person unacquainted with the luxuries of life, supposed the possession of a large income conferred on its possessor: ' 11 a quatrevingt francs a manger chaque jour.' This wouid give an income of a thousand a year, or perhaps one- fifth of the whole revenue of Andorre. I en- deavoured to ascertain how this individual came to acquire such large possessions, but I could not discover any thing further than that his family had held th:' m for a long period. Urdino is a considerable village; the inhabitants of which, haying little property of their olvn, necessarily depend upon the ' great man' of the place for employment. The forge employs, for six months of the year, a great proportion ; the remainder are engaged in cultivating the land, or tending tlie flocks. Urdino was the village in which the four Carlist officers had been murdered by a party of the Christinos three days before I reached it. They had, however, confined themselves to the slaughter of the officers, and had done no injury to the inhabitants of the place. The forge is very much larger than the others oi Andorre; and, although the machinery connected with it is but of very simple construc- tion, still, the great advantage of capital is apparent in all its arrangements. Most of the other forges in the mountains are stopped working as soon as the weather, breaking up, prevents the mules bringing the mineral over the mountains, or the charcoal froin the forests; but, at Urdino, there is always a large supply of both ore and charcoal, far beyond what is necessary for the immediate consumption ; so that, when all the forges of the country are at a stand, the forge of Urdino is giving employment to many individuals, and is profitable to its proprietor. Having examined the interior of the forge, we went into the posada of the village, to re- plenish our wine skins before ascending the mountains The price of the wine amounted to two francs and a half; and I handed the hostess a five- franc piece in payment. She had, however, no change to give me ; and she went out to borrow it from her neighbours. She was some time in re- turning; and, upon Etienne's interrogating her concerning the cause of the delay, it appeared that it arose from the difficulty of collecting the two francs and a half in the vil- lage ; and it had been only after borrowing a few sous from many different individuals that the sum was made up Murray. ANDOKRE— The history of this little country presents a phenomenon well worthy the attention and study of the na- turalist and the politician. It affords the almost solitary instance of a people, few in number, and, in comparison with their powerful neighbours, almost incapable of defence, hav- ing preserved, during twelve centuries, their independence and their institutions, uninjured by the many revolutions which have so frequently convulsed the two great kingdoms which surround it. The contented and unambitious minds of its inhabitants, with their seclusion from the world, and indifference to, or ignorance of, the political intrigues and commotions which have overthrown and subverted its many states, have for such a length of time secured to them, as the feudatory republic of France, more real and substantial liberty than was ever enjoyed under the purest of the Italian republics. Andorre is composed of three mountain vallies; of the basin formed by the union of those vallies, and its embouchure, which stretches towards the Spanish Urgel Its vallies are the wildest and most picturesque in the Pyr- enees, and the mountains, with their immense peaks, which inclose it, amongst the highest and most inaccessible. Its length from north to south may be six- and- thirty miles; from east to west, thirty. It is bounded on the north by Arriege; on the south, by the district of Urgel; on the west, by the valley of Paillas; and on the east, by that of Carol. It contains six communes; Andorre, the chief town, Canillo, Eiichamp, La Mossane, Urdino, St. Julien, and above thirty villages or hamlets. The government is composed of a coun- cil of twenty- four; each commune electing four members, who are chosen for life. The council elect a syndic, who convokes the assemblies, and takes the charge of public af- fairs. He enjoys great authority, and, when the assemblies are not sitting, he has the complete government of the com- munity. It is to Charlemagne that Andorre owes its inde. pendence. In 790, that prince having inarched against the JVIoors of Spain, and defeated them in the neighbouring valley of Carol, the Andorrians, ( following the tradition of the country, the only, but in a state like this the best, au- thority to rely upon,) rendered themselves so useful to the French army,— supplying them with provisions, and taking car. e of their wounded,— that the emperor, to recompense them for their kindness, made them independent of the neighbouring princes, delivered them from the Moors, and permitted them to be governed by their own laws. After him, Louis le Debonnaire, whom the Andornans styled the Pious, having driven the Moors across the Ebro, ceded to JLisebus, the bishop of Urgel, a part of the rights over An- dorre which Charlemagne had reserved to himself and his successors. It was in virtue of this grant that the Bishop of Urgel acquired a right to a part of itie tithes of the six parishes, and still exercises a spiritual jurisdiction over the country. This is the only manner in which it has any de- pendence upon Spain Summer in the Pyrenees. LATEST NEWS. HOUSE OF COMMONS. THURSDAY. Mr. WILKES moved a resolution on the subject of Mem- bers of Parliament acling as Parliamentary agents; but on the opposition of Sir Fred. Pollock, withdrew it till a future day. Sir H. HARDINGE gave notice of a motion on the affairs of Spain for Monday for Thursday week. Mr. WARBURTON moved for leave to introduce a bill to alter the Qualification for Members. He proposed to fix it in future at 300/. a year for boroughs and 600/. for counties. He proposed, also, to place long leaseholds on the same footing as freeholds. Mr. ROEBUCK condemned the bill as an abandonment of principle, while it would prove worthless in practice. Leave was given. The same member obtained leave to introduce a bill for the regulation of Beer- houses. After some discussion on a point of detail connected with the Post office, the House went into committee on the Army Estimates. On the estimate for the public department being brought up, Mr. Hume moved its reduction by 4,000/., the salary of Lord Hill, lie deemed it most shameful that the Whigs should maintain a Tory Commander- in- chief in his office. LORD HOWICK eulogised Lords Hill's conduct. His lord- ship evinced great anxiety that his remarks should be known, and interrupted the order to clear the house for that pur- pose. After some discussion Lord Howick spoke a second time in favour of Lord Hill and Lord Fitzroy Somerset. The motion was negatived by 72 to 26. Captain Berkeley in the course o' the debate narrated a pleasant anecdote of Lord Hill's impartiality : — " A gentlemen in Gloucestershire, having considerable property, wanted to travel abroad, and for thaf purpose he was desirous of wearing tile British uniform. He applied to the heads of the Whig party in Gloucestershire, but who couid not obtain for him the purchase of a" commission in any regiment whatsover. Finding it impossible to get a commission from the heads of tlie Whi § party, he went to the Duke of Bedford. Upon making that application he fairly said, ' My family have always hitherto been Whigs, and not on the same side of politics that you are; but if a commission can be got for me from the Horse Guards through the influence of the Beaufort family, we shall in ju- ture he on the Tory side."; Tlie application was made tluough Lord Edward Somerset; and in tlio space of a short time per- mission came down from the Uor- e Guards to Gloucester- shire for the gentleman on whose behalf the application had been made to purcbas* a commission; that gentleman and all whom he could command had been Tories ever since." The Imprisonment for Debt bill was further considered in committee. HOUSE OF LORDS. ELECTION OF GUARDIANS. Wednesday, pursuant to notice, a meeting1 of rate- payers took place at the Public- office, in Moor- street, to hear the Report of the Chairman, Mr. THOMAS WHITTLE, who had been appointed on Saturday, the 25th of March, to preside at the scrutiny of votes, and declare the names of those persons who were elected Guardians, according- to the provisions of the Act of Parliament, for the tliree years ensuing1. At half- past ten o'clock, there being1 a large attendance of rate- payers present, Mr. WHITTLE took the chair, and said that having been unanimously appointed by them to preside over the scrutiny of votes, he considered it his duty, whatever plan might have been adopted on for- mer occasions, to report the result first to them before announcing it to the Guardians elected. He had fountl the tusk imposed upon him no lig- ht one, but he trusted they would find that he had conducted the bu- siness to their satisfaction. . Those who knew him would believe him when he said, that throughout he had in the most strict sense of the word acted impar- tially. The CHAIRMAN concluded by reading the report of the scrutineers, and was about to declare the names of those who were and were not duly elected— when Mr. Douglas took an objection to the right of the Chairman to sit in judgment on tlie qualification of the candidates. He ( the Chairman) had nothing to do hut- to make the return of the parties; were any objection raised to their qualification, that was not the proper court to decide the question— it rested with the body of Guardians. The CHIRMAN said that there was only one qualification necessary, and that was to be assessed in the levy book, to not less a sum than 20/. Mr. G. WHATELEY concurred in this opinion, and a lengthened and somewhat warm discussion took place upon the wording and proper construction of the Act, and the eligibility of parties, who compounded for the rates, to act as Guardians. The debate at length resolved itself into two resolutions — the first moved by Mr. Knight and seconded by Mr. Douglas, " That persons assessed to the poor at not less than 20/. per annum, are capable of being elected as Guardians, al- though such persons may pay what are called compound rates, such payments being of the full amount that can be demanded or charged upon them." The next resolution was moved by Mr. P. II. Muntz, seconded by Mr. Douglas, " That this meeting does not admit the right of a Chair- man of a meetingof Rate- payers to act in a judicial capacity is to the qualifications of those gentlemen who have a majority of votes." Both resolutions were put to the meeting, and carried by large majorities. The following is the list — Allport, Samuel, Weaman- row, gun implement- maker T G W B Aspinall, Thomas, Lower Temple- street, lamp- manu- facturer , . . B Attwood, Thomas, M. P., New- street, banker IS Barlow, John Chamberlain, Bennett's- hill, book- seller G B Barns, Benjamin, iron founder, Bartholomew street W Beale, Samuel, Newton- street, Lead- merchant, T G W B Beale, William, Newton- street, merchant G B Beach, William, New- street, merchant ..... G B Belliss, John, draper, Bull street „ ™ W G B Betts, John, Frederick- street, refiner .—. B Bird, George Iiyder, jun., Crescent, carrier, — W Blews, Wm., Bartholomew- street, brass- founder W B Blunt, Geo., Vernon, Charlotte- street, merchant G B Bolton, Thomas, New- street, merchant — G B Bourn, John, Lionel- street, brassfounder T G W B Bourne, Rowland, High- street, woollen- draper G B Bray, Solomon, Upper Temple- street, solicitor G B Butterworth, Joseph, High- street, bookseller G W B Cadbury, John, grocer, Bull- street .— —~ W Clark, Thomas, Lionel- street, silversmith T G VV B Clowes, Thomas, New- street, merchant — G B Cocks, T., Cambridge- street, iron- founder T G VV Ii Deykin, William Henry, Jennen's- rovv, button- manu- facturer — G B Dixon, Matthew, plater, Snowhill W Douglas, Robert Kellie, New street — B Edmonds, George, St. Mary's- square, attorney's clerk ™ _!. ™ G W R Edge, Thomas, Snow- hill, stamper and piercer, T G VV B William, Frederick- street, button- manufac- — T G W B Josiah, Lionel- street, button- manufactu- „ ™ GWB Ellis, Charles, metal plater, Snowhill Fullford, Henry, draper, Bull street — Gillins, John, High- street, hatter T G Gough, William, factor, St. Mary's row ™ Guest, William, gilt toy maker, Hockley Hadley, Benjamin, Cottage lane, button manufac- turer G B Hadley, Thomas, Smallbrook- street, clock- maker B Hardman, John, jun., Paradise- street, button- manu /-, r Elliot, turer Emes, rer W . W W R w w G B W G W G W G G R W W THURSDAY. t Their Lordships met'on Thursday, but nothing of interes occurre* during their brief sittings. The Revenue returns for the financial year and quarter ending the St Ii instant, exhibit a decrease upon the quarter of 60.409/.; the year presents an increase of 2,288.929/. The Customs show a decrease of 13,333/.; the Excise of 28,896/. ; and the Stamps of 79,422/. ; there is an increase, of 1,000/. on the Post- office, and under the head " Miscel- laneous" an increase of 9,591/. The Ministerial papers congratulate the country on the charming state of the revenue. Their trade is congratula- tion. The prospect, according to them, is always good or about to be good ; light shining, or darkness passing away ; fruition or hope. The fact is, the revenue is beginning to suffer like every thing else. It would have cut a sorrier figure had not the commencement of its suffering been somewhat more protracted than that of every thing else. facturer Hadley, Isaac, grocer, Livery street — Hardy, Joseph, factor, Great Hampton row — Harris, Thomas, carpet dealer, New street .— Hanold, William, Waterloo- street, merchant Heeley, Clement, steel toy maker, Camden hill Heaton, Ralph, brassfounder, Bath street — Herbert, Christopher, wine and spirit dealer, Easy row W G Ilollingsworth, John, clothier, High- street — W G Hopkins, John Head, Bull. street, draper G B Howell, Joshua, umbrella maker, Bull- street W* G Hutton, Samuel, High- street, stationer .— G R Hutton, Wm., Great Charles street, silversmith G B James, James, Bradford street, screw maker T GWB Jennings, William, Livery street, gun furniture maker — — — G R Knight, Henry, Ann street, clock maker T G W B Lawrence, John Towers, J. P., Digbeth, gentleman, G B Lane, Joseph, gold beater, Great Charles street W Lane, Thomas, japaiiner, Great Hampton street W Luckcock, Felix, Cambridge street, lime merchant, G B Mason, Robert Crump, Loveday- street, house- agent GWB Malins, David, jun., brassfounder, . Great Charles Stl'Cet vwvv. rm « <" « W Martineau, Robert, Hill- street, brass cock maker G B Marshall, Joseph, jeweller, Newhall street W G Martin, Edward Montgomery, druggist, Dale- end WG Meredith, John, Lionel street, varnish maker B G Merry, Theophilus, metal dealer, Union street W Middiemore, William, Holloway head, saddler G R Middlemore, James, Holloway head, saddler B Mole, Robert, Broad street, sword blade manufac- turer — G R Muntz, George Frederick, Water street, merchant G li Muntz, Philip Henry, St. Paul's- square and Regent place, merchant — — B Osborn, Wm. Henry, wine and spirit dealer, High street W R Parker, John Frederick, plater, Camden street W G Parry, Willfam, Bread street, brass founder T G W R Pare, William, New street, tobacconist — G B Pearsall, Wm., button maker, Hromsgrove streetjWG Perkins, Murk, Newhall- street, gilt toy maker G R I'emberton, Thomas, Livery street, brass founder li Phipson, William, Fazeley street, metal roller R Phipson, Samuel, Broad street, pin manufacturer li Pierce, John, Broad street, thimble manufacturer G B Pumphrey, Josiah, Newtown row, brass founder G li Rodway, John, Edgbaston street, auctioneer G li liooke, Samuel, gun- maker, St. Mary's row W G Renaud, David, draper, Bull ring W Ryland, Thomas, Great Charles street, plater 11 Rylatid, William, plat0r, Great Charles street W G Suit, Thomas Clutlon, Edmund street, lamp manufac- turer G W R Salt, Isaac, Worcester street, ironmonger T G W B Scholclield, Joshua, M. P., Minories, merchant W B Scholeffeld, Clement Cotterill, Minories, merchant G B Scholefield, William, Minories, merchant . R Seaton, William, ji'ew street, paper hanging manufac- turer , „„ G B Smith, George, Bull- street, haberdasher G R Smith, Ilenry, Bartholomew street, brass founder G B Spicer, Wili'mm, Snow hill, clothier „„. G W B Stone, William, Blews street, maltster T G W U Sturgc, Charles, Broad street, corn factor G B Sullield, Samuel Wilson, Congreve- street, druggist T W B Taylor. Robert Henry, Bull ring, draper T G W B Thomas, John, leather dealer, Edgbaston street W G ' l'hornley, Samuel, druggist, Snowhill W Turner, John, Snowhill, button manufacturer R Turner, Daniel, Newhall street, dentist G B Turley, Richard, Hospital street, japanner G R Warden, Joseph, iron dealer, Smallbrook street W Webb, Robert, King street, solicitor f G B Weston, Thomas, High street, haberdasher R Whittle. Thomas, Snowhill, draper T G W Winfield, John, Frederick street, factor G W B Winn, Robert, Singer's hill, tray maker T G W 13 738 421 432 521 424 820 537 596 426 451 421 685 526 535 845 491 512 682 494 858 517 810 511 435 428 665 822 821 661 429 423 845 422 501 521 437 530 454 463 457 511 427 437 450 474 510 526 541 503 720 483 817 517 421 422 525 731 434 541 424 478 514 420 539 436 497 561 460 4- 27 504 837 539 481 531 427 458 436 608 526 520 484 436 443 475 686 817 581 549 444 507 502 528 684 814 557 661 795 480 429 422 494 541 420 525 420 814 646 794 The following names, with the numbers attached, are those who were read over by the Chairman as NON- ELECTED:— Henry Van Wart, Summer- hill ^ William Spooner, Newmarket- street — Samuel Turner Morris Banks, High- street — Henry Merry, Cherry- street Josiah Allen, Bennett's- hill — ™ Isaac N. Hopkins — —. Richard Purkis Westall, Temple row John Wilmot — — — John Holt, Bull street ™ Samuel Wilfred Lucas, New street — William Bowes Dadley, Bull ring — James Allport, Weamun row ™ James Barlow, Fisher street William Boullon, Temple row West Joseph Benson, Bull street James Brown, Great Charles street — » James Bullock, jeweller, Caroline street Thomas Munden, New street William Masgreave, Edgbaston street — Francis Heeley, Camden hill John Boucher, New street Edward Abraham Butler, High street Thomas Wells Ingram, Snow hill _ George Calley Lingham, Weaman street George Edwards, Dale end ~~ John Linwood, St. Paul's square —. John Brearley Payn, Edgbaston street Biooke Smith, Hill street Ilobson Beilby, Colmore row William Bladon, Bull street John Horatio Cox, Bull street John Green, Bennett's hill — John Giles, Gitten row ™ Isaac Frederick Welch, Bromsgroue street Thomas Upfill, Great Charles street — David Iiarnett, Bennett's hill — Joseph Horatio Cutler — Samuel Banks, Worcester street — Thomas Bembridge, Summer hill Terrace George Perton, Caroline street ™ William Dewsbury, Thorp street — John Hardman, Paradise street — William Adlington Evans, Colmore Cottage Samuel Keeley, New street James Kimberley, Regent Parade ~~ Charles Henry Langbridge, Bull street— Frederick Dee, Temple row William Blaxland, Bull street — Samuel Hedges, Digbeth John Boulton, Temple row West John Smith, Colesbill street Richard Wilcox, Old square James Marsh Ainsworth, Bristol street— Edmund Heeley, Union street — Edwin Parr, Severn street Waring Webb, New street William Webb, Bull street — Samuel Jones Thomas Abbott, Moor street — William Moss, Cannon street Robert Parry — Thomas Baker Robinson, Bull 6tieet John Wrightson Joseph Harris, Bull street Samuel Allport, Bull street John Parton, High street — John Warden, Easy row ™ Charles Tongue Samuel Messenger —. Henry Brien Edward A rmfield, Newhall street Edw. Wilks — George Naden, High street — Joseph Stock, Cannon street John Darwen, Edgbaston street —, Joseph Betteridge, Severn street — James Upfill, Great Charles street J. D. Whitfield — William Beynon, May sfreet John W. Showell, New street Benjamin Hudson, Bull street — James Drake, New street — Thomas Southall, Bull street ™ G. H. Simpson — Arthur Ryland, Cherry street John Rubery, Newhall street — Joseph Gibbon Thomas Phillips, High street Benjamin Cadhury, Bull street — James Scott, Cherry street — Abraham Salt — John Lillington, New street Joseph Petford — Thomas Clive — J. C. Perry, High street Wm. Phillips, Livery street Thomas Darby Thomas Smith — Joseph Kenworthy, Crooked lane — Heathcote Wilton Joseph Lee ~~ Edw. Needham, Coleshill street „ ™ John Parker, Summer row — David Johnson Robert Silk _ ,—. Ebenezer Timmis " — Thomas Whitfield — J. M. Griffiths — R. Spooner — NOTE The letters T. W. G. B., refer to White, Green, and Blue Lists. B 418 G W 418 iB 418 W 418 B 417 B 417 G B 416 W 414 B 414 W 415 W 415 w 415 w 413 G 413 W 413 w 412 w 412 w 412 w 412 B 411 w 411 w 411 w 410 w 410 w 409 w 409 w 408 w 408 B 408 R 407 W 406 w 406 B 406 B 406 W 406 w 404 B 403 B 402 W 402 w 402 w 402 w 401 B 401 AV 400 W 400 w 400 w 400 w 398 B 398 w 398 w 397 w 397 w 396 w 396 w 395 I? 395 w 395 w 394 B 394 B 394 W 393 B 392 W 390 B 386 W 385 W 384 w 380 w 357 B 346 B 329 B 310 T 198 T 197 T 196 T 195 T 193 T 192 T 190 T 147 T 141 G 114 G 113 G 113 G 109 G 108 G 105 G 102 G 101 G 100 G 99 G 98 G 97 G 97 G 96 G 95 G 93 G 92 G 91 G 90 G 89 G 89 G 88 G 88 G 88 G 81 G 80 G 80 G 61 3 1 the Tory, REFORM ASSOCIATION. Thursday evening there was a numerous meeting of the Council and members of the above Association at the PHblic- office. P. H. MUNTZ, Esq., chairman, opened the business by observing that at the last meeting of the Council it was resolved that they should co- operate with the Church- rate Abolition Society, for the purpose of taking such steps as might he deemed necessary to maintain the rights of the parishioners, which had been so grossly infringed upon the previous Tuesday at St. Martin's Church. ( Hear, hear.) In compliance with that resolution they had met, and he was proud to be able to say, he never saw more spirit evinced by the people, and ere long they would be in pos- session of such legal advice as would, he hoped, enable them to resent the insult which had been offered to them. It was quite obvious from the demeanour and actions of the rtlalignauts, ( for by this appellation he should in future designate the Tories) that if some steps were not taken to check them, there was no reckoning how far they would go. They had already given them a pretty good specimen of what they would do if they had the power, and that was, to lord over the people despite of either law, justice, or common sense. Look at the late Church meeting. Was the conduct of the Rev. Mr. Moseley what it ought to have been? ( Hear, hear.) It appeared, however, that some persons thought it was. The rev. gentleman's example in refusing to put resolutions, had been followed at the Meet- ing of the Rate- payers held on Wednesday. At that meet- ing the chairman refused to put a resolution submitted by a late- payer; and that too by the advice of a legal gentle- man in tile pay of the parishioners. Were these thingrto be tolerated ? ( Applause.) Were the people always to lie treated with this indignity? If they were it was certainly their own faults ; they had full power to prevent it if they chose to exercise it. In reference to St. Philip's Church- yard, he had to congratulate them on the result of the ap- peal at Warwick. ( Cheers.) The order for stopping up the walks had been quashed; and there was a fair prospect now that their children would enjoy the benefit of these walks, as their fathers had. Mr. Muntz detailed the par- ticulars of the appeal, which will he found in another place; and concluded by making some strong animadversions upon tiie parties, whoever they were, who had resorted to the base means of supporting' the order of the Church Com missioners, by altering its form. G. F. MUNTZ, Esq., said he was not surprised at anything done by the Tories. If that faction could have their way, they would not only stop up St. Philip's Church- yard walks, but they would prevent the people from walking on the loot paths of the public streets. The facts connected with the notice referred to by his brother were certainly such as ex- hibited that party in the most disgraceful colours ; and how some magistrates could have lent themselves to the mover in the transaction he was at a loss to conceive. Mr. DOUGLAS was decidedly of opinion, that all the evils of which they had been complaining arose from want of an extension of the franchise. ( Hear, hear.) If the people - had had a voice in making the laws, they never would have had to complain of the Church Commissioners or their agents. The Church Commissioners' act was Lord Sid mouth's act; and, if the people had been represented in the House of Commons, when it was brought forward, it never would have passed. At that time, as at present, the cry of irreligion was raised ; and under the pretence of providing religion for the people, two millions of the public money were to be laid out in erecting churches in districts where there were congregations, and in districts where there were none; and it was under the provisions of this precious act, that the Church Commissioners had been enabled to annoy the inhabitants , of Birmingham, and stop up the only pleasure walk they possessed. ( Hear hear.)— The enemies of the people were defeated for the present, but there was nothing to prevent them from dragging us into court again and again, and that too at the same enor- mous expense. If the persons who conducted the case for the churchwardens had not been the veriest bunglers, it was not improbable but it would actually have been de- clared that the people had not a right to appeal against the spoliation practised upon them, and thus the case would have ended. Such was the effect of bad laws—( hear, hear,) — and until the people united firmly and determinedly to abrogate these and other equally obnoxious statutes, they must always expect to be harassed more or less by those who felt an interest in harassing them. Before he satdown lie thought it only just to observe, thatalthough the associa- tion had taken an important part in preventing the contem- plated infringement, yet there was one gentleman, not of the association, to whom the inhabitants were greatly indebted for his exeitions; he meant Mr. Henry Knight. ( Hear, hear.) It was that gentleman who had first sounded the note of alarm, and who, from his very minute and extensive knowledge of'their local affairs, was enabled to place the matter so clearly before the public, as at once to arouse them to a sense of the injury about to be inflicted upon them. ( Hear, hear.) Mr. G. F. MUNTZ concurred in all that had been said by Mr. Douglas relative to Mr. Knight, but there was still another gentleman whom they must not pass over, and that was Mr. Charles Lloyd. ( Hear, hear.) It was well known he had taken a most decided part in favour of the people, and, as might be expected, lie had heaped upon him all the vituperation and slander of which the Tory party were capable. It was he who had superintended the remo- val of the barriers; and the whole of his conduct was such as deserved the marked thanks of his fellow- parishoners. ( Hear, hear.) Mr. EDMONDS expressed his surprise that an appeal had not been entered against the conviction of the magistrates in the ease of the men who had been fined for removing the barriers. In his opinion it was decidedly an illegal convic- tion, and that was not only his opinion but the opinion of one of the most respectable Conservative attorneys in an adjoining county Mr. AARON said, he agreed with what had been said by Mr. Douglas respecting an extension of the franchise, and he only regretted the people were so indifferent to it as not even to make use of the power which they already pos sessed. Let them only look to the effect of the Composition Act in Birmingham; there were not more than 4000 persons entitled to vote for the Guardians of the poor; while in the parish of Aston there were 9000 voters, 3000 of whom had already voted, and in so doing given a majority of five to one to the liberal candidates. ( Loud applause.) The Compo- sition Act was a decided injury to the Liberal cause in Bir- mingham, and he hoped the working men would see their own interest in this matter, and by insisting 011 paying their own rates enfranchise themselves. What was the cost? A pot of ale in the week! Would they be bought for such a con- sideration ? He hoped they would not allow their landlords to compound for them in future, but pay their rates and ex- ercise their rights as freemen. Mr. G. F. MUNTZ said, it was a very important considera- tion for the working men, and he hoped they would attend to it. They had only to recollect one thing, and that was, that they saved nothing by the composition ; the landlords invariably put the rates upon the rent, and if the tenant did not pay in one way he did in another. If the working men would only do away with the compounding they could carry all before them; the people must show their strength in every legal way if they would put an end to these petty attempts to tyrannise over them. ' THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL. As the act of Parliament for regulating this institu- tion is very little known to the inhabitants at large, notwithstanding its recent date, we have thought right, preliminary to any discussion of the present project of the Governors, which we find we cannot enter on in our present publication, to give the provisions re- lating to the principal points to which the powers of the act are directed, namely, a Grammar Scliool, a School for Modern Languages and Science, and Schools for Elementary Education. The aggregate sum required for the two first is provided for in the act, but not its distribution. In the scheme, however, that introduces the act, it is stated, that £ 15,000 is meant to be devoted to the building of the School for Modern Languages. This docs not include the cost of the site. The clauses of the act are not numbered. The following provision defines the sum to be ex- pended 011 the two schools— The money to be raised by mortgage as hereinbefore is mentioned together with the moneys to arise by the sale of the said sums of stock hereby authorised to be sold, and by the sale of the hereditaments iri the said first and second schedules to this act, in the said premises, or any of them, shall be sold, and the moneys to arise by the sale of the materials of the buildings hereby authorised to be pulled down as aforesaid, shall not exceed the sum of fifty thousand pounds, unless the said Governors, or their successors, shall purchase the said land and hereditaments adjoining to the present site oj the said Free Grammar School, or shall pur- chase the surrender of any leasehold or outstanding interest in the hereditaments in New- street and Peck- lane as aforesaid, from and immediately after the expiration of the lease or lease- hold now subsisting on the said piece of land shall, under the said direction of the said High Court of Chancery, erect and build arid lay out in some purt of the said land, the said school/ louse masters' hovses and other erections and play- grounds for the said new school for teaching modern lan- guages, the arts, and sciences. The next has respect to the application of the £ 50,000. Observe, precisely the same words arc used in respect to both erections— The money to be raised by sale of the 6aid stocks, hereby respectively authorised to be sold, and by the sale of the said hereditaments in the said first and second schedules to this act, in case the same premises or any of them shall be sold, and the money to arise by the sale of the materials of the buildings hereby authorised to be pulled down, and also ( he morey to be raised by the said mortgages, afterpayment thereout of the costs and expenses incurred in the said suit in the said High Court of Chancery; and the costs, charges, and expenses of preparing and obtaining this act and inci- dental thereto, including the expense of two previous ap- plications to Parliament, shall be applied by the said Go- vernors from time to time as the same shall be wanted, in paying for the said land and hereditaments adjoining to the present site of the said Free Grammar School, and in pay- ing the expense of erecting, completing, and finishing such houses, buildings, and conveniences, as shall be adequate and suitable for the said Free Grammar School, and also in pav- ing for the purchase of the surrender of any leasehold or outstanding interest in the hereditaments in New- street and Peck- lane as aforesaid, and also in paying the expense of erecting, completing, and finishing such houses, buildings, and conveniences, as shall be adequate and suitable, for the purposes of the said New School for teaching modern lan- gua ; es, the arts and sciences, and also in building and estab- lishing the said elementary schools, and in paying the ex- penses incurred in carrying into effect any of the purposes of this act. The period for the commencement of the building1 for tlie new school is thus provided for— And be it enacted, that W. OM AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE 25th DAY OP MARCH, 1833, it shall be lawful for the sa d Governors and their successors, and they are hereby required to treat, for and under the direction of the High Court of Chancery, to puichase'a surrender of the leasehold or other outstanding interest in such part of a piece or parcel of land, part of the said charity estates, situated in and fronting to New- street and Peck- lane aforesaid, as the said court shall deem determine to he sufficient for the New School- house and other buildings herein after men- tioned, and after such purchases shall have been made and a survey of the said leasehold or other outstanding interest shall . have been obtained, to cause the said messuages and buildings standing on the said piece or parcel of land to he ptillrtl down, and the materials to he sold and disposed of, and to build and lay out upon the said piece or parcel of land, such School- bouse to be fronting to New- street afore- said, Masters' houses and other erections, and play- grounds, as the said Governors and their successors, under the like direction of tiie High Court of Chancery, shall judge, to he adequate and proper for the purpose of a NEW SCHOOL FOU TEACH! C. MODERN LANGUAGES, THE ARTS AND SCIENCES. The elementary schools are the subject of our con- cluding extract— Ami lie It further enacted, that it shall be lawful for the said Governors and their successors, and they are hereby required within eight years after the passing of this act to ap- propriate a sum, not exceeding four thousand pounds, in order to build and establish upon such parts cd' the charity estates as tin > shall consider to be most convenient for the purpose, four schools for the elementary education of the male anil female childivn of the poorer inhabitants of the town, parish, and manor of Birmingham. Thomas Bradshaw Whitfield, of New- street- square, Mid- dlesex, lamp- manufacturer, for improvements in producing parallel motion to the piston rods of pumps for lamps and other purposes, which improvements are also applicable to machinery in general where parallel motion is required. Samuel Stocker, of Bristol, gentleman, for improvements in pumps. Charles Francois Edward Aulus, of No. 38, Grande Rue Verts, Paris, France, gentleman, but now of Cockspur- street, Middlesex, for an improvement or improvements in preparing writing paper, so as to prevent the discharge of the ink therefrom without detection, and to prevent the falsification of writing thereon. Henry Backhouse, of Walmsley, Bury, calico- printer, and Jeremiah Grime, of Bury, Lancaster, engraver, tor certain improvements in the art of block- printing. John Shaw, Rishworth, Halifax, Yorkshire, book- keeper, for improved machinery in preparing wool, and also in pre- paring the waste of cotton wool for spinning. John Consitt, of Manchester, Lancashire, mechanist, for certain improvements in the machinery used for spinning, doubling, and twisting cotton, and other fibrous substances. Charles William Celarier, of St. Paul's Chain, in the city of London, esquire, for certain improvements on lamps, particularly for causing the oil to ascend ; which improve- ments or parts thereof are applicable to the raising of water and other liquids. Communicated by a foreigner residing abroad. Neil Snodgrass, of Glasgow, Lanarkshire, engineer, for improvements in steam- engines, and other mechanism of steam- boats. Henry Christopher Windle, of Walsall, Staffordshire, merchant, Joseph Gillott, of Birmingham, Warwickshire, metallic pen manufacturer, and Stephen Morris, of Birming- ham, aforesaid, artisan, for impioved means of giving elas- ticity, freedom of action, and durability to certain parts of pens 011 instruments used In writing, as also of obtaining a supply and flow of ink to the same. Charles Francois Edward Aulas, of No. 38, Grande Rue Verte, Paris, France, gentleman, but now of Cockspur- street, Middlesex, for a new and improved method of cutting and working wood by machinery. Communicated by a foreigner residing abroad. Richard Macnamara, of Hunter street, Soutlnvark, gen- tleman, for ^ certain improvements in paving, pitching, or covering streets, roads, and other ways, which improve- ments are applicable to other purposes. Henry Davis, of Stoke Prior, Worcestershire, for certain improved apparatus or machinery for obtaining mechanical power, also certain improved apparatus or machinery for impelling or raising fluids. William Maugham, of Newport- street, Lambeth, Surrey, chemist, for certain improvements in the manufacture of white lead. James Walton, of Sowerby Bridge Mill, Warley, Hali- fax, . Yorkshire, woollen- manufacturer and friezer, for im- provements in machinery for manufacturing and finishing of woollen and some other cloths. Moses Poole, of Lincoln's- inn, gentleman, for improve- ments in making fermented liquors. Communicated by a foreigner residing abroad. Robert Neilson, of Liverpool, Lancaster, gentleman, for a machine for preparing or cleaning coffee from the pod or husk, and separating the different qualities so as to render it better adapted for the purposes of roasting or consumption. Miles Berry, of Chancery- lane, St. Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex, for certain improvements in machinery for heckling, or combing, and " preparing, and roving hemp, flax, tow, and other vegetable fibrous materials. Communicated by a foreigner residing abroad. PUBLIC OFFICE. MONDAY, APRIL 3id. ( Before J. Webster and Towers Lawrence, Esqrs.) Mr. Thomas Allday, for an assault upon Mr. Doughty, omnibus proprietor, was ordered to enter into his own re- cognizance of 50/. to keep the peace. INHUMAN TREATMENT OF A CHILD— A woman named Sarah Bowen, who keeps a beer shop in Summer- lane, was brought before the magistrates, on a charge of inhumanlyas- saulting and otherwise ill- using her step- child, a little boy, about ten years of age. Mr. Bynner, who, 011 a lepresentation being made to him of the circumstances of the case, had taken the child into the workhouse, here brought him forward, and a more melancholy and pitiable object never presented itself, as a claimant for public sympathy and protection. The child was reduced, from want of sufficient food to a mere skeleton, its face was of a pallid and death- like hue, and the vacant stare with which it gazed around, indicated too truly that its intellect w as gone for ever, the poor little sufferer was a complete idiot. A woman who was engaged washing in the house of Bowen, said that in going into the wash- house, last week, she found the child lying upon the damp floor, without signs of iife. She was about to raise him up, thinking he was dead, when the mother- in- law came in, and beat him till he got up and ran away. On the following Tuesday she again saw the boy lying in the brewhouse ; he was covered with blood, and drenched with water, a bucket having been thrown over him. His head was dreadfully cut from the blows he had received, the marks of which were still plainly to he seen. The little creature seemed exhausted and famished, and witness went to his mother to beg some food for the child ; but on going into the house she refused to give anything to the boy till she had done her dinner. After she had finished her meal, she gave the child a cup of broth, with some bread in it, scarcely enough to preserve existence; and in the evening he came into her house, and begged for something to eat. Other witnesses deposed to the inhuman treatment the child had received. The magistrates said they had never heard of an act of greater cruelty in the course of their experience, that they would require good sureties for her future conduct towards the child, and that she might depend upon it a strict watch would be kept upon her conduct. On the suggestion of Mr. Bynner, the father of the boy agreed to pay the parish 3s. 6d. a week for his support, and he was accordingly taken to the workhouse. Thomas Hands was committed foi stealing books from the Temperance Coffee House in Dale- end. James Kean was committed for stealing a brass furnace from a house in Moor street. # Joseph Sellers and Mark Nutting were committed for stealing a bag of corn from the Albion Coach- office. LIST OF NEW PATENTS. [ From the Repertory nf Vatent Inventions J John Robinson, of North Shields, Northumberland, engi- neer; for a Dipping lever for causing the rotation of wheels, shafts, or cylinders, Under certain circumstances. David Stevenson, of Bath- place, New- road, Middlesex, Gentleman,- for a new method of preparing writing- paper, from which writing- ink cannot be expunged or abstracted without detection. Partly communicated by a foreigner re- siding abroad. FRIDAY. { Before J. Webster and Towers Lawrence, Esq.) Jane Jam's, charged with stealing a quantity of wearing apparel from the Hospital, was remanded till Monday. A man named Nmton was committed to the sessions for stealing twenty- one horns off the Crescent Wharf, the pro- perty of the Messrs. Crowley. Ann Robinson, a girl of bad character, was committed to the House of Correction for three months, as a rogue and vagabond, for stealing a lawn handkerchief, the property of Mrs. Brooks, of Whittall- street. Thomas Hardy was charged with stealing a bundle of list shoes, from the shop of Mrs. Linforth, at Ashted. Mrs. Linfoith said, that she was engaged in a room at the back of her shop when she was informed that some person had run off with a bundle of shoes ; and on going out she observed the prisoner with the shoes in his possesion, and in the act of putting them in a green hag which hq carried with him. She instantly cried out " stop thief," when the prisoner endeavoured to escape, but was pursued and taken into custody. The prisoner pleaded poverty as his excuse for committing the robbery, and was sent to lake his trial for the offence at the sessions. Mr. Joseph Taylor, retail brewer, was charged by Mar- tin, the informer, w; th keeping open his house and selling beer after ten o'clock o- i the night of Tuesday, the 28th of March. Eaves swore that, lie saw the house open, and beer sold at twenty minutes past ten on the night in question. He watched from the steps of the door. Elizabeth Taylor, a young woman whose duty it was to attend to the bar, proved that no ale was drawn or dranlt in the house after ten o'clock, and that it was closed a few mi- nutes past ten. - This testimony was supported by that of another witness, and the magistrates dismissed the case. Mr. William Duke, of Newtown- row, was also charged by the same fellow with selling beer before one o'clock- on Sunday the 26th of March. Mr. It. II. Hr. ll defended Mr. Duke, but his witness could not disprove the fact, and his client was convicted in the penalty of 40s. and costs. Alfred Parsons, a boy about twelve years of age, was charged with assault and highway robbery. . A boy named James Fjnnerty, apparently of the same, 1 age. stated, that he attended St. Peter's Catholic School, in Broad- street. On that morning he Was sent by his master, Mr. Murphy, with 2s. 2d. to pay for some quills, and when near to the Scotch Cliursh, the prisoner met him knocked him down, and took eleven- pence out of his trou- sers pocket and made Irs escape. He afterwards pursued him. and caused him to be taken into custody in a pig- gtye in Sheepcote- street, nnd the money was found under the straw where he had been. There was also another hoy with the prisoner at the time he knocked him down, who stole bis cap and made off with it. The prisoner was committed to the assizes, Mr. Webster observing that it was. a daring robbery, and would have been a capital offence, for which he would have suffered the ex- treme penalty a few years back. The father of the prisoner, who is a very respectable than, said he had done everything in his power to prevent him from associating with bad companions who had been his ruin. THE. BIRMINGHAM JOURNAL. POETRY. WE MIGHT HAVE BEEN. BY L. E. L. We might have been!— these are but common words; And yet they make the sum of life's bewailing; They are the echo of those finer chords, Whose music life deplores when unavailing. We might have been! We might have been so happy! says the child, Pent in the weary school- room during summer, When the green rushes ' mid the marshes wild, And xosy fruits attend the radiant comer. We might have been! It is the thought that darkens on our youth, When first experience— sad experience— teaches What fallacies we have believed" for truth, And what few truths endeavour ever reaches. We might have been! Alas! how different from what we are Had we but known the bitter path before us ; But feelings, hopes, and fancies left afar, What in the wide bleak world can e'er restore us ? We might have been! It is tho motto of all human things, The end of all that waits on mortal seeking; The weary weight upon Hope's flagging wings, It is the cry of the worn heart while breaking. We might have been! And when warm with the heaven that gave it birth Dawns on our world- vvorn way Love's hour Elysian ; The last fair angel lingering on our earth ; The shadow of that thought obscures the vision. We might have been! A cold fatality attends on love, Too soon or else too late the heart- beat quickens ; The star which is our fate springs up above, And we but say— while round the vapour thickens— We might have been ! Life knoweth no like misery,— the rest Are single sorrows,— but in this are blended All sweet emotions that disturb the breast; The light that wa3 our loveliest is ended. We might have been! Henceforth how much of the full heart must be A sealed book at whose contents we tremble ? A still voice mutters ' mid our misery The worst to hear— because it must dissemble— We might have been! Life is made up of miserable hours, And all of which we craved a brief possessing, For which we wasted wishes, hopes, and powers, Comes with some fatal drawback on the blessing. We might have beeen! The future never renders to the past The young beliefs intrusted to it's keeping; Inscribe one sentence— life's first truth and last- On the pale marble where our dust is sleeping— We might have been! THE TEAR. Oh! pearly tear,— away, away! Leave— leave me till the morrow: Why come ye here, when all is gay. To turn the heart to sorrow ? Why come ye where the laugh is loud— Where youthful eyes are beaming— Where the beautiful— the fair— the proud- Of happiness are dreaming ? Why come ye ' neatli the pillar'd hall, Where float the tones of pleasure, Where footsteps, light as fairy's, fall To music's joyous measure ? Why come ye to the festive scene Where witching words are spoken ; Why haunt ye thus poor Madeline, To sear a heart that's broken ? Ah! pearly tear— away, away ! Leave— leave me till the morrow : Why come ye here, where all is gay, To turn a heart to son ow ? St. George's, April 7, 1837. LITERATURE. ORIGINAL. CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH, OR TRICK FOR TRICK. ( Concluded.) ACT III.— SCENE III. Peter and Patty ; the latter uttering lamentations in a very loud voice— Enter, hastily, Lady Dickons and Aliss Montague. LADY D.: Well, did you ever! Patty, Mr. Peter, what, in the name of wonder, is the matter ? PETER : Murder, treason, manslaughter, and woman- slaughter!— Oh ! oh! oh! Miss MONTAGUE : In the name of heaven, man, speak plainly— what has happened ? PETER : Speak plain! I'm sae dry with roaring that I canna speak at a'. LADY D. : Goodness now! Patty, refreshments! quick ! Mr. Peter, will you take some porter, or a glass of Madeira, or a tumbler of punch? PETER : I thaik you, my leddy— you're a considerate woman! If your Leddyship pleases I'll tak the Madeira e'en now, and I can drink the tumbler o' punch the time that Patty is getting the porter. Patty brings glasses and wine. Lady D.: Sit down, Mr. Peter, till you recover from your flurry— PETER : Is this the young leddy that's come out to marry my master? Is this Miss Mint- and- rue? LADY D.: This is Miss Montague, Master Peter. PETER; Ah, weel! ah, weel! mount. a- cow or mount- a- calf, it's little matter— Her's will be a sorrowfu' marriage or 1' mmista'en. Miss MONTAGUE: Dear Patty, can't you prevail on this person to communicate his message in intelligible language? PETER : Ah! puir lassie ! ye'll get the intelligibility o't soon enough— never fear— Did you see my master, Captain John, the day ? Miss M.: I did, and what then ? PITER: And yesterday? Miss M. : And yesterday also. PETER : And did ye ever see a better faured, sturdier, straughter young gentleman— six feet in his stocking soles— with a pair o' legs like a ploughman, and an arm like an anchor- smith ? I ken the value o't to a shaving. Miss M.: What does all this mean ? PETER: Mean! Just this and nae mair— that if ye saw him now, ye would na ken him though ye were his mither! Miss M.: Man ! man ! will you speak otherwise than in riddles? Is Captain Smith ill? PETER ; I'll ca' ye't? By my certy, when swords are going off by the dozen, and guns and pistols ate cutting by the hundred, if a man is ever sae healthy he stands a fair chance o' some sma' ailment. Miss M.: Swords and pistols ? Has your master been attacked by any one ? PETER : Na ! na! Captain John is no the man to stand till he's attacked— Miss M.! Has he got into a quarrel with some of his brother officers and been hurt ? PETER : Quarrel— gentlemen fecht, but they never quarrel— it's very vulgar— no, no! Captain John disdains to quarrel. It was done quite cool, and without the least ill- breeding. Miss M.: What was the unhappy cause of dispute ? PETER : Aye, that's the word— there was a dispute— I'll allow that. But the cause— pray Miss Mount- a- queue, if I may speer, did you put on auld Sir Malachi's breeks this morning ? LAST D.: Goodness now! and what if Miss Montague did amuse herself with a little innocent disguise, what does that matter ? PETER: Will your leddyslilp just answer my question— Did Miss Mak'- a- stew put on auld Sir Malachi's breeks this morning ? LADY D.: Well, did you ever ? Why Miss Montague did this morning, in the way of frolic, dress herself in my dear departed Sir Malachi's clothes. PHIER ; The sword and a' ? LADY D.: Yes, she bad the sword on, dear girl. PETER: And did she gallop through the streets for three hours and a half on Major Singleton's charger, firing pistols at ilka house she passed? Miss M.: Galloping through the streets for three hours and a half! Good heavens! What nonsensical tale is this ? PETER : Then may be it was but three hours and a quarter? Miss M.: No, no, no. PETER : And ye did na' ride o'er six coolies and break a fakeer's left arm and stick three monkeys? Miss M.: I never rode out one hour or one minute, or at all. As to coolies and fakeers, 1 don't know even what they are— and the last monkey 1 saw was at Exeter Change ? PETER : Gude forgie us for lee'in, as the sang says— then Captain John has been slaughtered for no purpose after a'! Miss M.: Slaughtered ! My God, what do you say? Is Captain Smith murdered? PETER: No, no! He's no dead yet; to be sure he was speechless when I cam awa. But dinna fa' in the chair that way. Captain John may live and loup dikes for a' this ploy. The doctor was with him and he strictly forbade him to say one word to me or ony body else. Sae you see his silence was natural enough. He did break it I maun say, to ask for his dear Miss Mount- a- cow— Doctor Drench himsel could na quiet him on that head. Miss M. O! My dear Lady Dickons! let us hasten to see the sufferer, and thus learn the worst! LADY D.: Goodness now! visit a young officer in his quarters ? PETER : Major Singleton was there a' the time. LADY D.: Major Singleton! Why he is not wounded, is he? PETER: Troth, it's no easy to say wha's wounded and wha's no. I thocht at ae time I would have been killed mysel. It would have been waefu' news to send hame to Drinkdaily, that! I ' scaped by a miracle— I got to the house just five minutes after it was over. LADY D. : Come, Miss Montague, come, we'll run over without ceremony. The palankeens can follow. Lean on me if you feel faint, ' tis only a step. Now ! ( Exeunt, Lady D. and Miss M. J PETER: I think I have played my part no sae ill. I hope my master will play his, and then Patty— PATTY: Well, what then — PETER : Comes the usual end of plays and pranks, a priest in black and a lady in white garments, vanity in hand and vexation in prospect. PATTY : Upon my word you deal in compliments. Vanity and vexation truly ! pleasure for a year and comfort for an age, if you choose wisely and enjoy soberly. Heigh ho ! my old young lady, and my young young lady, have a charm- ing life before them, if they will only be content to enjoy it. PETER : Why a heigh lio to introduce tlias observe ? Its plain " that Lady Dickon's widow's lease and Miss Maun t- the- cow's maiden's lease are drawing fast to an end. 1 would no bid a week's purchase for them baith. Since we have sic a good example before us— eh Patty ? What say ye? PATTY : To vanity in hand or vexation in prospect ? PETER : To Peter M'Caskie in hand ye jaud— as for the vexation— if it will come it will come, and there's an end. PATTY : Suppose, instead of his hand, Mister Peter M'Caskie should give me his arm, and that he and I should adjourn to Captain Smith's, to see how matters are to end there. There has been vanity enough in the beginning, in all conscience. PETER : Then you will follow your two mistresses that length Patty— weel, it's something to get a woman on the road. So come along, my ( low. As Willie Fowler said, when he was ganging down the West Bow to be hanged, there be little fun till I get there—( Exeunt Peter and Patty.) SCENE IV. Captain J. Smith, ( stretched on a sofa,) Neville and Singleton. SINGLETON ( entering): Why, mercy on us, John, what is this I hear? They say you have been quarrelling, and have got hurt. With whom, or how, and for what cause ? NEVILLE : Don't annoy him with questions. It was that story of Miss Montague's escapade that led to it. SINGLETON : What do you mean ? NEVILLE : Why her disguising herself in old Sir Malachi's clothes; and the endless stories raised upon that very simple foundation. Smith was fretted with these inventions, and suffering under the double infliction of disappointment and anger, it was not wonderful that he should get warm. SINGLETON : And with whom did he so get warm? NEVILLE : I surely saw Lady Dickons and Miss Mon- tague pass the window— can they be coming hither ? SINGLETON: IS the scratch a serious one? NEVILLE: I trust not— Smith, my dear fellow, prepare yourself for an agreeable surprise— here comes your mis- tress and Lady Dickons to enquire after you— Enter Lady Dickons and Miss Montague. This is kind, ludies! LADY D.: Oh ! Major! we have been in such a quan- dary ! Mr. Peter did so frighten poor Miss Montague with his guns and pistols. And he said you were wounded too, Major. SINGLETON : A good story never loses by Mr. Peter's telling, my Lady. I have no wounds that your Ladyship cannot cure— indeed, I am as little acquainted with the par- ticulars as you can be. I am only this minute arrived. LADY D.: Goodness, now ! Did you ever? But come, Mr. Neville, I hope your patient may be approached. He looks very pale, poor fellow. Miss Montague, my dear, you must not hang back now. No, no ! Come this way, and tell the Captain how frightened you were, when you heard of his being hurt. Ah ! you blush and tremble! no won- der. I declare Captain Smith is blushing too, for all the blood he has lost. But is the wound a dangerous one ? Tell me, Mr. Neville. Captain Smith must not speak you know, the doctor forbid it. NEVILLE : Not dangerous, my lady, I hope. LADY D. : Goodness, only hope! Well, Captain Smith, I have been a sad keeper of a secret after all— my dear Miss Montague allow me— it is no time for ceremony— I have told all. CAPT. J. S.: I fear Miss Montague, with all her sweet- ness of disposition, will never be able to forgive me. LADY D. : But, indeed, she must; and if I had not been pretty sure she would, I would not so readily have let her know the history of the letters, and the picture, and all that. But the dear girl has her secrets too— MISS M.: Oh, Lady Dickons, remember where we are— LADY D.: Well, now! and where are we dearest ? Vi- siting the sick, are we not? Surely there's no harm in that, And, besides, there's no body here but the Major, and he won't tell, I'll answer for him, will you Major? SINGLETON : You may rely on me, Lady Dickons. LADY D.: And Mr. Neville knows it all already Well did you ever? Enter Peter and Patty. PETER : 1 could na stay behind ye, ye ken, my Leddy; and Patty would na stay, and so we're here as well as yoursel, to see the upshot. LADY D.: And Patty knows the story as well as Mr. Neville: and air. Peter is pretty sure to learn it some how or other. Well Captain Smith, as I was saying, Miss has her secrets too. You saw her masquerade this morning ? CAPT. J. S.: 1 did; and felt not a little surprised at the contrast it offered to Miss Montague's demeanour last night. LADY D.: All put on— all put on, by way of punishment for your attempt at personating the other Captain John. Trick for trick— that was all. I would have given you a hint; but the dear little mischievous girl would not hear of it. CAPT. J. S.: If I could, but for a moment, fancy that, un- der the punishment so deservedly inflicted by Miss Mon- tague, there lurked any hidden design, when the inflic- tion was ended, of forgiveness and reception. LADT D.: And why should you not? To be sure she forgives; and will receive too, as soon as you get better of your wound; and, I protest, I think you are better since we came in. CAPT. J. S. : Your presence is a cordial, Lady Dickons. But will Miss Montague herself pronounce my pardon? Will she confirm the kind sentiments that your Ladyship has imputed to her? MISS SI.: Captain Smith, this is not a time nor a place for affectation— I will, therefore, confess that, while I re- sented on its first being made known to me, your intention of deceiving me, yet when all the circumstances were ex- plained, wheri I was assured that your attachment was as warm as it was disinterested, 1 could not help feeling both gratified and honeured by it. LADY D. : Spoken like yourself. And now give the Captain your hand. Come! you would not draw back, surely. Miss M.: No, Lady Dickons, I will not; I will not orgive by halves. But we are trespassing on the surgeon's orders? CAPT. J. S.: Not at all! Your condescension has re- moved both pain and weakness more effectually than all his prescriptions could do. I feel so well that I must rise to thank you. Miss M.: On no account. The exertion may be in- urious; your wound may burst out afresh. GAIT. J. S.: Sweetest and deaiest behold me— Even in penance planning sins anew! I have no wounds but thosj that your eyes have made! LADY D.: What, was you not shot with a sword in that terrible quarrel, that Master Peter spoke about? PETER : Trick for trick, my Lady, that's a'. Match Peter M'Caskie for making a tale gang straight. There's no an Englisber here that he would na' buy at the a'e town end and sell at the other, in that trade. LADY D.: Well, did you ever? Miss Montague, my dear, there's no going back ; you are fairly in, and must e'en make up your mind to go over. Miss M.: Why, this deceit is positively worse than the first. CAPT. J. S.: Let me but entreat you to listen to me for a minute—( They walk up the stage.) SINGLETON : I say, Neville, what do you say of our grand- mother's advice, to strike the iron while it is hot? NEVILLE : A most sensible and witty adage, Singleton. SINGLETON : Do you think the iron is hot yet? NEVILLE: Glowing. SINGLETON: Then here goes! My Lady, may I hope you have thought over the conversation that I had with you yesterday ?• LADY D.: Goodness now, Major, how can you ask such a question ? SINGLETON: Why, my Lady, here's your friend, Miss Montague, and John in a fair way to reach the end of their race; if not to- night at farthest to- morrow. Now, lam not anxious to out- strip John and his partner, but it strikes me that it would not be altogether pleasant to let them out- strip me; and so, if your ladyship sees no objection, I think we may as well all fouf make a run home together ? LADY D.: Nay, Major, for the matter of that, if it must be as you will have it, why one ceremony would do as well as two ; but yet— SINGLETON : No huts, my Lady, I entreat of you. They are regular liang- fires. Say at once to- morrow shall be the day ? LADY D.: Goodness now! to- morrow! impossible! Mr. Neville you must come to my assistance. NEVILLE : For what purpose, my lady? LADY D.: Here is a question between the Major and me about the day. NEVILLE : Your ladyship is wrong. LADY D.: What! decide before you know the terms of the dispute ? NEVILLE: Oh, yes! In questions of days we all know that the lady is always for delay; and delay, which in Eng- land is dangerous, in India is fatal. LADY D. : Well, did you ever? But if you are all against one, what can one, and that one a weak woman, do ? Captain Smith and Miss Montague come forward. SINGLETON R Well, John, have you come to terms ? CATTAIN J. S.: I have pressed the siege by all the means in my power; but my fair erfemy insists on holding out for a month yet; and will only then surrender if not relieved. SINGLETON : A month ! a century ! I'll tell thee what, John, my home campaign commences to- morrow; and so shall thine, heaven willing! No denials, Miss Montague! LADY D. : It is quite true, my dear. The major argued so powerfully, and Mr. Neville, too, that it was impossible to resist them. Miss M.: To- morrow! No, no! that cannot be thought of. Such haste would be quite out of all precedent. Why, we are yet, in a manner, strangers to each other. SINGLETON : Nothing like the priest for familiarising you. Miss M.: Captain Smith, I throw myself on your gene- rosity. NEVILLE: And why not on his affection? Come, Miss Montague; be yourself— you can afford to contemn the petty formalities, by which weaker spirits are enthralled. SINGLETON : Egad! we shall have as many more tricks as would make a comedy, before a month is up. CAPT. J. S. : You are silent, my dearest Emma. Miss M,: Really I don't know which way to turn me. I am beset on all sides. Well, I surrender on compulsion; remember that! CAPT. J. S.: Let me only call you mine, I will not quarrel with the terms. LADY D. : Well, did you ever ? SINGLETON : Why, Neville, are you clean cut out? NEVILLE : I fear so, Singleton, unless, indeed, Mistress Patty will take compassion on my forlorn state. PETER : Hooly! Mr. Neville, hooly! By your leave, sir, I have a bit sma' lien on that estate mysel'. NEVILLE : And is it even so, Patty ? PATTY: Why, you see, Mr. Neville, Mr. Peter spoke first. And, besides, he wants some one to guide him ; so that from sheer charity I must have given him the pre- ference to a gentleman who— NEVILLE: Who was old enough to guide himself! Ah! well, I must sigh and sit single then, Patty. PETER: There is a good time coming, your honour. NEVILLE: Doubtless, Mister Peter, so I'll bide my time. PETER : Hech, sirs! d'ye ken Patty, noo that we are about to finish, I feel a wee queerish. An ending is a kind o' melancholy thing, even when it is the end o'troubles! Noo, an this were a play, and troth I have seen waur anes, I but to advance to the footlights, this way, ye see— gie me your hand ye jaud! and make my bow, very profound, of course; and, casting a humble and gracious glance to the leddies in the boxes; and a gay bauld look to the gentlemen in the pit; and a bit glent up to the gods, and a wink with my eye, but to say, leddies and gentlemen, young and auld, rich and poor, high and low, no hissing! its a most vulgar, ungenteel way of treating a respectable man like me, Peter M'Caskie,— and a winsome young woman like Mis- tress Patty Lightwit here— no forgetting our masters and mistresses— but if you will make a noise about us, clap wi' hands, and stamp wi' your feet, and roar till you're hoars? again— SUCCESS TO CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH! BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY, No. 4.— We have lostthe thread of the best paper in this periodical from the worthy publisher's having omitted to transmit to us a copy of No. 3. We left Oliver Twist asking- for more, and we find him, by means of conveyance with which we are unacquainted, amidst coffins and other in spiriting articles in the trade of an undertaker, doing a pretty stroke of business. The number begins ill. The song, qua song, as the Edinburgh critics said of Mrs. Siddons' Lady Macbeth, is " no bad," but it sins most offensively against good taste, and is utterly out of place in Bentley's Miscellany. The public had congratulated themselves, and we had congratulated our public on the possession of a periodical into which the bane of amusement— party politics— was not per- mitted to enter, when out conies Mr. Ainsworth with the smallest and weakest slang of Toryism about General Evans and his crew, and the general rejoicing of the nation over the dismissal of the Whigs— a pre- cious April fool- day rejoicing by the bye— which, in addition to its other recommendations, is as false as it is dull. Mr. Ainswortli is a very clever writer, but such a putting of his foot into it shows that, until he acquire more judgment, he is a most dangerous coad- jutor in such an undertaking as Bentley's Miscellany. He cannot be cashiered a day too soon if the magazine means to maintain its character. The other papers are free from any such exception as we have taken to the first, and all of them are excellent in their way. From the cobbler of Dort we have taken an extract, bccause it was, at the day on which the number reached us, best adapted for our columns. Twist is excellent — richly humourous, with that pleasant intermixture of truthful feeling that renders the sketches of the in- genious author as moral as they are amusing— good for the heart and the lungs equally. The anecdote of Grey Dolphin is eminently lively and vigorous, and Handy Andy is as laughable as ever. Haynes Bailey's lines please us least, and the pseudo- correspondence of Addison is positively bad. But the richest jewels must have a setting of baser materials, and even Bent- ley cannot be all alike excellent. THE IMPERIAL CLASSICS.— PARTS 2, 3, 4. We have not seen any serial that does more credit to the modern press than this edition of Burnet. Mostly all our cheap editions of books are shabbily diminutive in size, and only semi- legible in type; but this is not merely of such a price as to place it within the reach of the poorest book- collector, but of so respectable dimensions and such typographical beauty as to qualify it for the library of the wealthiest. The fourth number brings down the labours of the amusing and instruc- tive, as well as right reverend author— it is not often that these epithets are found in so legitimate combina tion— to the thirteenth year of the second Charles. The busiest part of the History is still to come. MONTHLY REPOSITORY FOR APRIL.— This is a good number. We meant to extract a few particulars from the first paper, which is on the subject of the war in Spain, and more particularly on the scandalous treatment of the poor deceived creatures who have been duped by the specious promises of the Spanish liberal party to engage in that most contemp- tible contest. The honourable and gallant member for Westminster comes very pitifully out in the article. His flogging, and starving, and chicanery, form a curious and interesting study, after the liber- ality of pretence by which he was distinguished in 1832 and 1833. He is a man, with a vengeance, to lead a free, people, if the charges in this article are well founded. THE POCKET BYRON.— We were afraid when we read the account of Messrs. Spottiswooil's fire that the punctuality on which Mr. Murray justly prides him- self might have suffered an interruption. We were greatly surprised last week by the appearance of the fourth volume of this most elegant of all works in little — offering another proof, had any been wanting, that there are few things in this world of evil that are quite so bad as they are described, and that the fire at Messrs. Spottiswoods was no exception to the general rule. The fourth volume is the first of the dramas. It contains four, Manfred, Marino Faliero, Heaven and Earth, and Sardanapalus. Nothing would be more idle than any criticism on these poems. " Heaven and Earth" we read oil its first appearance in the Liberal, and thought it then, as on a re- perusal of it the other day, one of the noblest, if not the noblest production of modern times. It is, we believe, hardly so much known to the genera] public as some of Lord Byron's plays. it will now reccirc from tho mil- lions that praise which has long been awarded to it by the thousands. The vignette of the fourth volume is the well- known fall of the Staumbach in the Ber- nese Alps. The engraving is admirable. THE ANALYST FOR APRIL.— This is a delightful periodical, on which, when we have been buffetted by the winds and waves of politics, to fell back upon for rest and refection. The contributors are not of the turbulent world, in which a dire necessity has placed us, nor do they speak its language. Theirs is a secret and soothing- converse touching- larks and daisies and such like natural impersonations of simplicity and truth, mingled now and then with some pleasant dis- course about time shaken walls clad in the evergreen tapestry of nature's spreading— the kindly ivy — which delights to hide from profane eyes the cracks and flaws of the friendly buttress that lends it a willing support. And if at any time they lift up their voices in a bolder strain, it is on those general topics in which they can challenge the sympathies of all lovers of social man. A specimen of their labours this way and an exceed- ingly favourable one is to be found in the present number in a paper on Elementary Education, in which Mr. James Simpson expounds his views with an order and perspicuity, and zeal, worthy of his subject; and at the same time with a moderation and good temper, which, sorely as he had been tried by his despicable and dishonest opponents here, he might have been readily forgiven if he had for a moment forgotten. Mr. Simpson's Essay is followed by a valuable paper on the Botany of the Vicinity of Birmingham. We know no better instructor that could be put into the hands of the young botauist. With Sir Edward Smith's Abridgment— the Latin one we mean— and this catalogue, we engage that he will learn more in an eight day's ramble than he would by a couple of years' lecturing of the clever- est professor in England. The catalogue will be use- ful to flower collectors, as well as botanical students. They ought to remember that every flower is a weed in some corner or other, and it is not foreign weeds alone that are bright and fair. There are a number of other papers which will repay a perusal, amongst which we may particularise one on some new crustacere recently discovered in an ironstone nodule from Prior's Lee, Shropshire, and which is illustrated by a very accurate lithographic engraving. THE FLORAL CABINET.— We have now before us the 6th and 8tli number of the Cabinet, a name pecu- liarly applicable to a periodical where beauty and rarity are the qualities that guide the choice of the learned editors. No. 6, which came to us out of its customary order, and which wc have not hitherto had an opportunity of noticing, contains four plates— the Oethionemamembranacea— Oxalis genie ulata— Hibis- cus splendens— and Calanthe densiflora. The second is a beautiful little plant, the third a most gorgeous one. The four plates are engraved and coloured with equal fidelity and spirit. No. 8 contains also four— the GaillardiaDrummondii— Teucrium Arbutiloides— Ipomoea Horsfalliae— and Lelia Barkcreana, so de- nominated in compliment to that enlightened and in- defatigable patron of botany, George Barker, Esq. The Gaillardia— well named, it is a galliard— and the Ipomoea are singularly fine plates of two singularly fine flowers. The other two are not so striking, though equally finished. The number concludes with some brief but useful notices, on the treatment of the Dah- lia, and some other less known and less cultivated plants. TAIT, FOR APRIL.— The two principal papers in the present number are in the shape of criticisms on the first volume of Scott's Life and on Prior's Goldsmith. Criticisms they are not, though to the general reader they will not prove the less acceptable. We don't know how Mr. Lockhart and Mr. Prior may relish them; though it may be doubted if the former will not be rather benefitted. Nobody that can afford to purchase the original will refrain, from a perusal of Tait's somewhat copious extracts. We will not say so much for Mr. Prior's work, which is not so full of plums as Mr. Lockliart's. In addition to these, Elliot contributes some vigorous lines; and there is an article on Canada, half argumentative, half gossippy. The number is a good one. THE COBBLER OP DORT.— Jacob Kats had been diligently waxingsome flax preparatory to commencing the repairs of the the burgomaster's nuisery- maid's shoe, occasionally stopping in his task to moisten his throat with the contents of the flask, which, either from a prodigal meal of pickled herrings having made him more thirsty than usual, or the Schiedam appearing more excellent, had been raised to his mouth so often that day, that it had tinged his nose to a more luminous crimson, and had given to his eves a more restless twinkling, than either had known for sometime; when, having prepared his thread, laid it carefully on his knee ready for immediate use, and placed the object on which his skill was to be exercised close at hand, he turned his attention to his pipe,— it being an invariable rule of Iiis progenitors never to attempt anything of importance with- out first seeking the stimulating influence of the Virginian weed. On examining his stock of tobacco, he discovered that he had barely enough for one pipe. " Donner und blitzen ! no more? Bah ! I wish to the Teufel my pipe Would never went refilling," exclaimed the cobbler of Dort, filling the bowl with the remains of the tobacco, and then, having ignited it with the assistance of flint, steel, and German tinder, puffed away at the tube, consoling himself with the reflection that, when his labour . was done, he should be able to procure a fresh supply. He smoked and stitched, and stitched and smoked, and smoked and stitched again, and while his fumigations kept pace with his arms, his thoughts were by no means idle; for, to tell the exact truth, he became conscious of a flow of ideas more numerous and more ambitious than he had ever pre- viously conceived. A mong other notions which hurried one another through his pericranium, was one particularly inter- esting to himself. He thought it was high time to attempt something to prevent the ancient family of the Kats be- coming extinct, as he was now on the shady side of forty, enjoying in single blessedness the dignities of Cobbler of Dort, and, if such a state continued, stood an excellent chance of being the last of bis name who had filled that honourable capacity. He could not help condemning the taste of the girls of his native town, who bad never looked favourably upon his advantages; even Maria Van Bree, a fair widow who had signified her affection every day for fifteen years by repeating a joke upon his nose, only last week had blighted his dearest hopes by marrying an old fellow with no nose at all. Jacob thought of his solitary condition, anil fancied himself miserable. He became sen timental. His stitches were made with a melancholy pre- cision, and in the intensity of his affliction he puffed his miserable pipe; but as song was the medium through which he always expressed his emotions, bis grief was not tune- less; in tones that, without any exaggeration, were wretched to a degree, he sung the following exquisite example of Dutch sentiment:— Acli I Iia< l ik tranen kon ik skreijen, De smart kiiangt mij hot leren af; Neen wanhoop spargeen folte ringen, Stort liij Maria inij in't graf. Which is most appropriately rendered thus: — All! had I tears, so fast they'd spring, Nought from these eyes the flood could wipe out; But had I songs, I could not sing— The false Maria's put my pipe out. The conclusion of this pathetic verse brought to his mind tlie extraordinary circumstance of bis pipe ( the one he had been smoking) continuing to be vigorously puffed long after it had usually required replenishing. He might have ex- hausted three in the same time. He also became conscious of a curious burning sensation spreading from immediately under his red cap to the very extremities of his ten toes. The smoke he inhaled seemed very hot; and the alarm which his observations on these matters created was considerably increased by hearing a loar of small shrill laughter burst from under his very nose! " Donner und blitzen !" exclaimed the bewildered cobbler, as lie took the pipe out of his mouth and looked around him to discover from whence the sounds proceeded. " Smoke away, old boy! Smoke away! You won't smoke me out in a hurry, I can tell ye." Jacob directed his eyes to the place from whence came this strange address, and his astonishment may be imagined at perceiving that the words loere uttered by his pipe ! The ill- looking, black satyr, carved on the bowl, seemed to cock his eye at him in the most impertinent manner, twisted his mouth into all sorts of diabolical grimaces, and laughed till the tears ran down his sooty face. Jacob was, as he himself expressed it, " struck all of a heap." " You know you wished to the Tenfel your pipe would never require refilling," said the voice as plainly as it could, while laughing all the time; " so your desire is now grati- fied. You may smoke me till the day of judgment." Jacob, in fear and trembling, recalled to mind his impious wish; and even his regret for having been jilted by the widow Van Bree was forgotten iu the intensity of his alarm. " Smoke away, Jacob Kats!— I'm full of capital tobacco,'' continued the little wretch, with a chuckle. The terrified cobler was thinking of refusing, yet too much afraid of the consequences; vvliiie his tormentor, distorting his hideous features into a more abominable grin, shrieked out in his shrill treble, " You must smoke me— no use refusing now! Here I am, old boy, with a full bowl that will never burn out— never, never, never! so you'd best smoke." And then, as if no- ticing his indecision, he exclaimed, with a fresh burst of horrid laughter," Well, if you won't I'll make you : so here goes!" and before his wretched victim was aware of the manoeuvre, he jumped stem foremost into his mouth. " Now, smoke away, old boy, or worse will follow !" said the little satyr threateningly. Jacob was in such a state of fright that he did not dare to refuse ; but the first. mouthful of smoke he inhaled seemed to choke him, as if it was the burning fumes of sulphur, and, gasping for breath, lie brushed the pipe from his mouth, " Smoke away, Jacob!— capital tobacco!" screamed the voice in a roarof more fiendish mirth, as he immediately re- gained his position. In vain, with one band after the other other, the miserable cobbler knocked the pipe from between his teeth: as fast as he struck it away, it returned to the same place. •' Smoke away, old boy!" continued his unre- lenting enemy, as often as his fits of laughter would allow. " Smoke away!— capital tobacco!" With one great effort, such as great minds have recourse to on great occasions, Jacob let fall the stone, with a vigo- rous grasp caught hold of the grinning pipe, and, as he thought, before it could make a guess as to what he was about to do, dashed it into a thousand pieces upon the lap- stone at his feet. " Donner and blitzen !" cried the delighted cobbler; " I have done for you now !" Alas for all sublunary pleasures!— alas for all worldly convictions!— instead of his enemy being broken into a thousand pieces, it was multiplied into a thousand pipes,— every one a fac- simile of the original, each possessing the same impertinent cock of the eye, each disclosing the same satirical twist of the mouth, and all laughing like a troop of hyenas, and shouting in chorus, " Smoke away! smoke away, old boy!— capital tobacco!" » » » * While the last of the family of the Kats was reflecting upon the meaning of those mysterious words, to his in- creasing horror he observed the well- smoked features of the satyr gradually swell into an enormous bulk of countenance, as the same process of enlargement transformed the stem into legs, arms, and body, proportionately huge and terrific; but the monstrous face still wore its original expression, and seemed to the unhappy Dutchman as if he was looking at the cock of his eye through a microscope. Without say- ing a word, the monster, with the finger and thumb of hig right hand, caught up Jacob Kats by the middle, just as an ordinary man would take up an ordinary pipe, and with his left hand twisted one of his victim's legs over the other, as if they had been made of wax, till they came to a tolerable point at the foot; then, taking from a capacious pocket at his side a moderate. « ized piece o' tobacco, with the utmost impudence imaginable, he rubbed it briskly upon Jacob's unfortunate nose, which, as would any fiery nose under Such circumstances, was burning with indignation; and the weed THE. BIRMINGHAM JOURNAL. immediately igniting, as the poor cobbler lay with his head down gasping for breath, he thrust the flaming mass into his mouth, extended a pair of jaws that looked like the lock of the Grand Canal, quietly raised Jacob's foot between them, and immediately began to smoke with the energy of a steam- engine ! Miserable Jacob Kats !— what agonies he en- dured ! At every whiff the inhuman smoker took, he could feel the narcotic vapour, hot as a living coal, drawn rapidly down his throat, through his veins and out at his toes, to be puffed in huge volumes out of the monster's mouth, till the place was filled with the smoke. Jacob felt that his teeth were red- hot,— that his tongue was a cinder,— and big drops of perspiration coursed each other down his burning cheeks, like the waves of the Zudyer Zee on the shore when the tide's running up. Jacob looked pitiably at bis tor- mentor, and thought he discerned a glimpse of relenting in the atrocious ugliness of his physiognomy. He unclosed his enormous jaws, and removed from them the foot of his victim. The cobbler of Dort congratulated himself on the approach of his release. " Jacob Kats, my boy!" exclaimed the giant, in that quiet patronising kind of voice all gieat men affect, carelessly ba- lancing Jacob on his finger and thumb at a little distance from his mouth, as he threw out a long wreath of acrid smoke ; " Jacob, you are a capital pipe,— there's no denying that. You smoke admirably,— take my word for it;" and then, without a word of pity or consolation, he resumed his unnatural fumigations with more fierceness than ever. Jacob had behaved like a martyr,— he had shown a spirit worthy of the Kats in their best'days; but the impertinence of such conduct was not to beeudured. He would a minute since have allowed himself to have been dried into a West- phalia ham, to which state he had been rapidly progressing, but the insult he had just received had roused the dormant spirit of resistance in his nature; and, while every feature in his tyrant's smoky face seemed illuminated with a thousand sardonic grins, having no better weapon at hand, Jacob hastily snatched the red cap off his head, and, taking deliberate aim at his persecutor, flung it bang into the very cock of his eye. The monster opened his jaws to utter a yell of agony, and down came the head of Jacob Kats upon the floor, that left him without sense or motion. How long the cobbler of Dort remained in this unenvi- able situation it is impossible to say, but he was first re- called to consciousness by a loud knocking at the door of his stall. " Jacob! Jacob Kats!" exclaimed the well- known voice of his fair customer, in a tone of considerable impatience; and Jacob, raising himself on his elbows, discovered that he had fallen back off his stool; and the empty flask at his side, and the unfinished work on his lap, while they gave him a tolerably correct notion of his condition, did not sug- gest any remedy for the fatal consequences of disappointing the burgomaster's nursery- maid. It is only necessary to add, that, with considerable difficulty, he managed to sa- tisfy his important patroness; but, to the very day of his death, Jacob, who proved to be the last of the long dynasty of Kats who enjoyed the dignity inseparable from the situ- ation of Cobbler of Dort, could not, with any degree of sa- tisfaction, make up his mind as to whether the strange ef- fects he had that eventful day experienced had been caused by extraordinary indulgence in the luxury of pickled her- rings,— or too prodigal allowance of Schiedam,— or intense disappointment for the loss of the widow Van Bree.— Bent- ley's Miscellany for April. ILLUSTRATION Sir W. Scott, speaking of his memory in his autobiography, says, " This memory of mine was a very fickle ally, and has through my whole life acted only upon its own capricious motives, and might have enabled me to adopt old Beattie of Mickledale's answer, when compli- mented by a reverend divine on the strength of the same faculty. " No, sir," answered the old borderer, " I have no command of my memory. It only retains what hits my fancy; and probably, sir, if you were to preach to me for two hours, I should not be able, when you had finished, to remember a word you had been saying." MONK LEWIS.— Mat had queerish eyes— they projected like those of some insect, and were flattish on the orbit. His person was extremely small and boyish— he was indeed the least man I ever saw, to be strictly well and neatly made. I remember a picture of him by Saunders being handed round at Dalkeith House. The artist had inge- niously flung a dark folding mantle around the form, under which was half hid a dagger, a dark lantern, or some such cut- throat appurtenance; with all this the features were preserved and ennobled. It passed from hand to hand, into that of Henry Duke of Buccleugh, who hearing the general voice affirm that it was very like, said aloud—" Like Mat Lewis ! Why, that picture's like a man." He looked, and lo ! Mat Lewis's head was at his elbow. This boyishness went through life with him. He was a child, and a spoiled child, but a child of high imagination; and so he wasted himself in ghost stories and German romances. He had the finest ear for rhythm I ever met with— finer than By- ron's.— Sir Walter Scott. THE ENGLISH IN AMERICA " Now; it'sdifferentwith the Irish ; they never carry a puss, for they never have a cent to put in it. They are always in love or in liquor, or else in a row; they are the merriest shavers I ever seed. Judge Beler, I dare say you have heerd tell of him— he's a funny feller— he put a notice over his factory- gate at Lowell, ' No cigars or Irishmen admitted within these walls; for,' said he, ' the one will set a flame agoin amoug my cottons, and t'other among my galls. 1 wont have no such inflammable and dangerous things about me on no account.' When the British wanted our folks to join in the treaty to choke the wheels of the slave- trade, I recollect hearin old John Adams say, we had ought to humour them; for, says he,' they sup- ply us with labour on easier terms, by shippin out the Irish.' Says he, ' they work better and they work cheaper, and they don't live so long. The Blacks, when they are past work, hang on for ever, and a proper bill of expense they be; but hot weather and new rum rub out the poor- rates for t'other ones.' The English are the boys for tradin with: they shell out their cash like a . sheaf of wheat in frosty weather; it flies all over the thrasin- floor; but then they area cross- drained, ungainly, kieken breed of cattle, as I een a most ever seed. Whoever gave them the name of John Bull, knew what he was about, I tell you; for they are all bull- necked, bull- headed folks, I vow; sulky, ugly- tempered, vicious critters, a pawin and a roarin the whole time, anil plaguy onsafe unless well watched. They are as headstrong as mules, and as conceited as peacocks." The astonishment with which I heard this tirade against my countrymen, ab- sorbed every feeling of resentment. I listened with amaze- ment at the perfect composure with which he uttered it. He treated it as one of those self- evident truths, that need neither proof nor apology, but as a thing well known and admitted by all mankind. " There's no richer sight that I know of," said he," than to see one on ' em when he first lands in one of our great cities. Ileswe Is out as big as a balloon ; his skin is ready to burst with wind— a regular walking bag of gas; and hj princes over the pavement like a bear over hot iron— a great awkward hulk of a feller ( for they aint to be compared to the French in manners) a smirkin at you, as _ much as to say, ' Look here, Jonathan, here's an English- man ; here's a boy that's got blood as pure as a Norman pirate, and lots ol the blunt of both kinds, ji pocket of one and a mouthful of ' tother: beant he lovely?' and then he looks as fierce as a tiger, as much as to say, ' Say boo to a goose, if you dare.".— The Clock- maker. COLONIAL POLICY.— An act was passed in the year 1834, by both branches of the provincial legislature, and duly as- sented to by Lord Aylnier in His Majesty's name, " for re- gulating the mode of proceeding in cases of contested elec- tions." It is the 4th of . villiam IV. c. 51. All the sta- tutes relating to the subject were collected and condensed ill this law. Among the clauses was one providing for the continuance of election commit- ees out of session. This clause was considered objectionable by the Colonial Office ; and in the session of 1835, a message was sent down by Lord Go- ford, requesting the House to puss a " short bill'' to repeal the objectionable clause. The House, in con- formity with this message, did pass a bill repealing the • clause, and sent it to the Council. The Council, although in possession of a copy of the message, which stated that His Majesty had no objection to any other clause, introduced an amendment repealing an additional clause, which prevented co- proprietors of Undivided property, such as shareholders of banks, & c., from voting at elections. To this amend- ment the House would not agree; so the bill fell through, " after the Assembly had done all in its power to carry the wishes of the Colonial- office into effect. Immediately alter the session, the Board of Trade of this place, ( Montreal) petitioned His Majesty to disallow this bill. You may re- member, that, by a most objectionable clause in the Con- stitutional Act, 31st of George III., c. 31, the King is em- powered to disallow any bill, within two years alter the re ceipt in England of a copy of such hill du; y passed here. This power has never been exercised until now ! Well, the Boaid of Trade's petition went home, and Ellice after it; and what does the last official Gazette contain, lo our great astonishment and still greater dismay, but a proclamation by the governor promulgating. His Majesty's disallowance of the bill in question! The di « all. wauce is dated July 1836, yet it was not made public until February 1837; and our belief is, that the two years had elapsed In- lore the dis allowance wus determined on, consequently that the date is fraud. The insult offered to the Assembly was bad fenough ; the countenancing of the proceedings ot the Coun . cilin entire opposition to the message communicated to the Legislature^ must strike you as offensive in the extreme ; but what opinion will you form of the proceedings, when I tell you, that by disallowing this act, all tile laws regulation the proceedings to be observed iu eases uf contested elec- tions,. are, at one fell swoop, destroyed ; and we are now literally witliout one laiv on our staiuie- hook to regulate this - important matter \— Letter from Montreal of the 18( A of February. BEDOBINS To make us amends, a very pretty little daughter of the Caid, a child about five years old, gave us a specimen of her abilities: she was a perfect little devil, climbed like a squirrel to the top of the highest tent; then threw herself upon a horse, and rode abuut full tilt; next wrestled with the boys, and began to throw stones with them in such a style, that we grown- up people very soon had enough of it. In spite of her courage, however, both she and the boys ran away in the greatest terror when I looked at her through my glass; and nothing could prevail on her to remain when I brought it again to my eye. She took it for an evil eye to a certainty, when it was only a weak one. Her father was much diverted with the joke : he was the first Bedouin I ever heard talk politics, while the others know nothing of the rest of the world beyond their Smella. He was supported by a negro hamba, a freed- man of the Sapatapa and Exclusives of Tunis, who was here on an embassy. The result of their observations was by no m£ ans flattering to us : for they maintained that, since the death of Napoleon, there was only one celebrated man in the world worth speaking of— Mehemed Ali of Egypt. The first ruin we met with on the following day showed traces of an amphitheatre, quite destroyed, and the remains of temples, and some mausoleums; but they were of no in- terest. Perhaps this might be the ancient Sufes. Towards noon we reached a singular rocky region, where we break- fasted in a grotto, before which flowed a clear mountain stream. The rocks in this ravine have exactly the appear- ance of an ancient pavement under foot; and around, that of vi alls, constructed by human hand as regularly as if they were squared throughout. Here were seeming balconies, supported on brackets; in another place columns and pillars, none bearing the smallest appearance of vegetation. Even near the brook there was nothing of the kind to be seen, and the water purled over loose pebbles. Further on, where the brook fell in to a deeper basin, we saw some women washing linen by stamping on it with their feet,— the uni- versal method of washing here, where nearly everything is done in a manner precisely the reverse of ours. For ex- ample, the Arabs mount their horses on the right side; write from right to left; wear the crooked sabre with the concave side in front; let the beard grow, and shave the head; sit on their own legs instead of a chair; eat their bread hot, and their meat cold; take their soup at the end of the meal, instead of the beginning; bare their feet instead of their heads on entering a room,— and many other things in like manner. If our laundresses chose to adopt the Ara- bian fashion, they would have a double advantage: they could wash and knit at the same time. You see I profit by my travels. We afterwards saw a man pass on horseback who had put meat under his saddle, in the manner of the Tartars, to make it tender; by which means it really be- comes tender, and better flavoured, than it does by all the beating the cutlets get with us, to soften their dispositions. — Semilasso. SOUP But to return to the best sort of French cookery. I admit that caution is required in the choice of dishes at the tables d'hote, where there is too much of the ccena dubia about them to take them quite upon trust. Nevertheless, when we consider that it fequires something like mechanical force to separate the fibres of a tough beef- steak, or a leg of ewe . mutton, I think there can be no doubt but that the evils of a rich sauce are more than compensated by the com- paratively slight powers of digestion which the French meat requires, after having been already half digejted in the stew- pan. As for their soups, I have never tasted what I call a good soup since I have been in France. They all appear to me to be made of the same materials, and after the same manner,— namely, a great deal of burnt bread to give them colour, a great deal of vermicelli to give them a pretty appearance, and just as much flavour of animal food as if the dishcloth had been once rinsed in the tureen after this miscalled liquor had been put into it. But I am not alto- gether qualified to give my opinion about soups; for, although I am the son of a man who never dined at home without soup, I very rarely touch it— not five times in a year. I consider it the worst possible start over the ma hogany,— not only relaxing to the stomach, but, with my- self, acting as a damper to the appetite, sufficient to destroy half the pleasure arising from a well cooked dinner. And it would seem that it was always considered a damper. In the celebrated song of " Wedneslniry Cocking," the guests are to dine for a groat; but on condition that, before they begin upon the beef, they are to swallow a gallon of broth. This recalls to my recollection a fact that occurred many years back in Cheshire. Two gentlemen, afterwards eminent in their profession— one of them, indeed, became Chief Justice of England— served their clerkship with a very rich, but excessively miserly, attorney, in that county, whose larder was very generally ill supplied, " I know not what we shall do, sir," ( he resided in the country,) said his housekeeper to him one day, on finding that two of his clients intended stopping to dine with him ; " there will not be dinner enough I fear." " Have you brothed the clerks?" inquired the lawyer. " I have, sir," replied the house- keeper. " Then, broth ' em again," resumed the miser— IVimrod in Fraser. MUSICAL IMPROVISATION Mendelssohn's talent in Impro- visation partakes of the same great charaetcr with his other extraordinary gifts from Heaven. His ideas do not flow in a thin, uninterrupted stream, but in a torrent; and not in jets or ru'shings of thought, but in a sustained volume of elaborated, and grandly constructed design, with amazing logical consistency— if such a term may be applied to a theme and argument in music. We once heard him in a private party— and what a night that was ! After Malibian, at his request, had sung three or four of her own little melo- dies, she drew him nolens volens, in her own irresistible way, to the instrument, exclaiming all the time : " No, no, Mr. Mendelsshon, I never do nothing for nothing!" And he soon cleared off the amount of bis debt, with a cent, per cent, interest superadded. He took the subjects of iter melodies one after the other, and as his thoughts thickened, and the capabilities of each developed in the working of them, he contrived, before he finished, to bring three of the subjects together. It was like a tornado. He appeared to require four pair of hands to answer the throng of ideas that were struggling for developement. The countenances of his audience were a curiosity during this exhibition— Musi- cal World. DE RUSE SECUNDUS. — About twenty years ago, a gen- tleman, known as the Baron de Mot— t, became prominent in the fashionable circles of the Chaussee d' Antin, who was observed to live at the rate of four or five thousand a- year, without any known source of income. The Baron gave excellent dinners, splendid balls, and, possessed of a handsome person and good manners, became a universal favourite; by degrees he made his way to the very best society in Paris. About five years ago, however, the baron was observed to drop his opera- box, then an equipage, and at length bis costly dinner parties; and just as these cir- cumstances were beginning to excite unsatisfactory sur- mises, lie was found one morning dead in his bed. The Commissary of Police was immediately culled in, and, as is usual in such cases, an inventory of the effects of the de- ceased made out— when lo ! in the baron's bedroom were discovered two large cases of packs of cards, ail of which proved to be slightly marked on the backs with aquafortis. On examination ami enquiry, it appeared that the confiden- tial valet de chambre of Monsieur de M. was in the habit of making acquaintance with the valets of the opulent lamilies whose parties were frequented by his master. " You furnish the cards for your lady's soirees?" he used to inquire —" how much do you pay a pack ?" " Four francs." " Ex orbitant! I can let you have as many as you like for two. My brothe is foreman to a card manufactory, and has a right to those that are slightly damaged— so slightly, that it is scarcely discernible." By these means the - Baron de M. came to furnish cards to all the parties and balls he fre- quented, from the ecarte tables of which he was in the habit of carrying home two or three thousand francs a night. The death of his accomplice gave the first blow to his system of fraud, and before he had time to find another rogue fitted for his purpose, the pressure of sudden difficulties over- powered him— and lie died of a fit of apoplexy Court Journal. FASHIONS The continued severity of the weather re- tards the introduction of spring fashions in out door dress, lor the carriage or promenade it is not yet deemed advisable to lay asid 1 cloaks, furs, and shawls. Pelisses of satin, trimmed with velvet of the same colour, are likewise much worn tor walking dress. Cachmere shawls of every variety of colour and design, form, as usual, a favourite out door wrap at this season of the year. Velvet shawls and scarfs are among the most conspicuous novelties, and they have for some time past enjoyed very general favour. The shawls are by no means becoming to the figure. Independently of its heavy effect, the velvet when made into the form of a shawl, does not produce rich and elegant folds ; and, in every point of view, it presents a sort of straight perpendicular effect, which is ( lie very opposite of grace. The scarf or mantelet, on the contrary, displays the figure with advan- tage, and, when trimmed with lace, the latter forms an elegant ornament to the upper part of the jupon, and im parts a certain degree of southern grace to the wearer. Many mantelets are of velvet, trimmed with fur; these lat- ter are extremely rich, and are peculiarly adapted to the present season. Among those prepared by the Parisian milliners for Longchamps, the most conspicuously elegant were red velvet, trimmed with sable; green velvet, trimmed with ermine; and black velvet, trimmed with black lace. One ot these mantelets, with a bonnet with white or pink velours epingle, with a plume of white feathers, would form a most rich and elegant costume. Some mantelets of black satin or cachmere are edged with a rich embroidery, in co- loured silk, and trimmed with fringe. Lord A , a few days ago, met a friend who informed him he had just been to call on Lord de Boos. " Did you find him at home," said' Lord A. " No," said his friend, " he was not at home, so I left my card." Did you marA it ?" a^ ked Lord A. " No," said his friend. " Then," said Lord A, " he will not consider it an honour." GEOGRAPHICAL DISCOVERY At Tarascon I was exceed- ingly amused with a mistake committed by a gendarme, who had demanded my passport. After having examined it he returned it to me, satisfied that it was perfectly regular. " You are from Ecosse ?" said he. " Yes," answered I. " And, pray, in what part of France is Ecosse situated ?" in- quired the officer of peace. " Iri the north," said I. " Oh, yes !" said he, " now I recollect perfectly well; we passed through it on our way to join the army in Flanders." The valley of Arriege, between Tarascon and Foix, assumes a more quiet and gentle character ; mountains and sterile rooks giving place to hills whose slopes are productive in grain, and whose warmer and more sheltered nooks are clothed with vineyards. The manner in which the vines are planted and trained is peculiar. In all the corn fields the stones, which would otherwise encumber the soil, are gathered in heaps of various forms and sizes ; among these heaps of stones the vines are planted and trained over them on poles or espaliers: the effect of this arrangement is beau- tiful ; and the corn- fields may be taken for a garden, the knots of vines for its parterres. I left the mountains to visit Foix, because I was most anxious to see a place whose ancient barons had entwined their names so gloriously in the history of their country; in early times by their power and grandeur feudal princes, in later times as statesmen and warriors Murray. HORSES AND MULES We left Aries at five next morn- ing, in company with a troop of muleteeis belonging to the forges, who every day cross to the mines upon the Valtna- nia side of the Canigou, for the mineral smelted at Aries. There was a string of mules, in number about fifty, decked in housings anil trappings of all colours. The path by which we left the village, and indeed all the way across the flank of the Canigou, admits of only single file; the consequence of which is, that when met by loaded mules returning from the mines, accidents sometimes happen from the difficulty of passing each other,— some of them not un- frequently rolling over the steeps. I had always had con- siderable doubts of the mule being fully entitled to the high chaiacter generally bestowed upon it for steadiness and se- curity of footing among the mountains, and saw no reason why the horse should not be equally so. I was here and afterwards convinced that my suspicions were well founded, and that the mule possessed not the safety imputed to it. Frequent stumbles, and an examination of the knees of the troop, was evidence not to be contradicted; and the curi- ous circumstance was elucidated, that five horses, which had carried mineral as long as most of the mules had done, were perfectly sound. The only reason that can be given for the mule having acquired the character which it has, is, that it is much more frequently used among the mountains, on ac- count of its being more able to endure hunger and fatigue. The horse is as safe to ride among rocks and precipices, if reared among them; and I would far rather trust my neck to them than to the generality of mules I have seen. With the bridle upon the neck of one of these ponies, and allow- ing him to take his own time, ( which a mule always does, whether his rider wishes or not,) I have descended some steeps which would require to be seen in order to judge of the animal's merits.— Murray. PVRENEAN SHEPHERDS. — The celerity with which the shepherds of the Pyrenees draw their scattered flocks around them, is not more astonishing than the process by which they effect it is simple and beautiful. If they are at no great distance from him, he whistles upon them, and they leave off feeding and obey the call: if they are far off and scattered, he utters a shrill cry, and instantly the flecks are seen leaping down the rocks arid scampering towards him. Having waited until they have mustered round him, the shepherd then sets off on his return to his cabin or resting- place, his flock following behind like so many well- trained hounds. Their fine looking dogs, a couple of which are ge- nerally attached to each flock, have nobler duties to perform than that of chasing the flock together, and biting the legs of stragglers; they protect it from the attacks of wolves and bears, against whose approach they are continually on the watch, and to whom they at once offer battle. So well aware are the sheep of the fatherly care of these dogs, and that they themselves have nothing to fear from them, that they crowd around them, as if they really sought their pro- tection ; and dogs and sheep may be seen resting together, or trotting after the shepherd in the most perfect harmony. There is no such sight to be witnessed in these mountains as " sheep- driving;" no " knowing little collies" used in collecting the flocks, or keeping them from wandering; the Pyrenean shepherd, his dogs, and his flock, seem to under- stand each other's duties; mutual security and affection are the bonds which unite them. The same confidence subsists between the Pyrenean shepherd and his flock, as that be- tween the shepherd of Palestine and his, described in the parable of the good shepherd, of whom it is said, " he goeth berore them and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice."— Murray. CONTINENTAL CUSTOMHOUSES.— On passing over to Aus- tria from Bergtesgaden, a delicious interesting spot cele- brated also for its salt- mines and extiaordinary subter- ranean galleries, we drove amidst romantic mountain scen- ery, along a rapid torrent, flowing from the Koenig See to the Salza. We were always told that our baggage would be subject to strict examination by the Austrian douaniers; that our books would be taken from us ; and that we should be heavily fined, if, by accident, we should have any article prohibited or liable to duty. What others have experi- enced, I know not. Our carriage with its imperial, boot, & c. entered Austria unsearched; the principal douanier merely asking very civilly if we had any article of merchan- dise to enter at the Douane; and as to books, ( some of them, heaven knows, liberal enough in the political sub- stance they contained,) we had at least thirty volumes. We entered Baden from Strasburg, a few months ago, in the same free way : and, except as far as we required it for use, our baggage, as been subjected to no other inspection than that of the washerwoman, since we packed it up in Paris. Having during the last three years entered Prussia more than once from Fiance and Belgium, and traversed over all the intermediate countries to the frontiers of Russia, with- out a single package being looked at by a douanier or police- man, I cannot, in stating this, but observe that I have, like all others, always experienced vexatious delay to no purpose at the London Customhouse, at Dover, and particularly at Brighton ; where I have observed the man there, whoever he be that holds " brief authority," acting most uselessly, in a maimer very unworthy of any government Austria and the Avstrians. NOVA SCORIA AND THE STATES.— This lazy fellow, Pug- nose, continued the Clockmaker, that keeps this inn, is go- ing to seil off and go to the States. He says he has to work too bard here; that the markets are dull, and the winters too long; and he guesses he could live easier there ! I guess he'll find his mistake afore he's been there long. Why, our country aint to be compared to this, on no account what- ever ; our country never made us to be the great nation we are, but we made the country. How on airth could we, if we were all like old Pugnose, as lazy, ai. das ugly, make that cold, thin soil of New England produce what it does? Why, sir, the land between Boston and Salem would starve a flock of geese; and yet look at Salem, it- has more cash that would buy Nova Scotia from the King. We rise early, live frugally, and work late; what we get we take care of. To all this we add enterprise and intelligence: a feller who finds work too hard here, had better not go to the States. I met an Irishman, one Pat Lannigan, last week, who had just returned Irom the States; why, says I, Pat, what on airth brought you back? Bad luck to I hem, says Pat, if 1 warn't properly bit. What do you get a day in Nova Scotia, says Judge Beler to me. Four shillings', your lordship,. says I. There are no lords here, says he, we ore all free. Well, says he, I will give you as much in one day as you can earn in two: I'll give you eight shillings. Long life to your lord- ship, says I. So next day to it I went with a party of men digging a piece of canal; and if it wasn't a hot day, my name is not Pat Lannigan. Presently I looked up and straight- ened my back; says I to a comrade of mine, Dick, says I, I'm very dry : with that says the overseer, we don't allow gentlemen to talk at their work in this country. Faith, I soon found out for my two day's pay in one, I had to do two day's work in one, and pay two weeks' board in one; a fid at the end of a month, I lound myselfno better off in pocket than in Nova Scotia; while the devil a bone in mybody that did'nt ache with pain ; and as for my nose, it took to bleed - ing, and bled day and night entirely. Upon my soul, Mr. Slick, said he, the poor labourer does not last long in your country; what with new rum, hard labour, and hot weather, you'll see the graves of the Irish each side of the canals, for all the world like two rows of potatoes in a. field that have forgot to come up The Clockmuker. THE TROPICAL WREN— The little wren which I have already mentioned seems to be so alarmed and annoyed by what is here called the lazy- bird ( the Cuculus rvfo), that she seeks and avails herself, as much as possible, of the pro- tection of man, building her nest in the most frequented rooms of the house. One actually hatched and reared her young brood under a table in the mess- room of the 25th regiment, at Eve Leary barracks— a room frequented by hundreds daily, and where noise and uproar generally pre- vailed for half the night; yet nothing seemed to disturb her. To hang up an empty soda- water bottle in the open veranda is considered by this bird as a great boon; as in it she finds a retreat which the lazy- bird cannot reach; yet it is a most remarkable fact, that, should the lazy . bird succeed in getting her egg placed in the little wren's nest, she not only batches it, but is most indefatigable in procuring food for the ra- venous maw of the alien monster that has destroyed her own natural offspring. Here, as in Europe, the young of the foster- mother disappear as soon as the young cuckoo is hatched. Can it be a recollection of the cruel fate of her own yountr, and of the additional labour she will have to undergo, that makes her thus so persevering in her endea- vours to escape from the pursuit of her remorseless per- secutor ? I saw a lazy- bird to- day follow a wren into the drawing- room at Camp House, arid was with difficulty driven out, and prevented from taking possession of the wren's nest.— Halliday. DEATH- BED OF Fox.— I trembled too much even to reply j Instead of pausing for a few moments in town, I proceeded at once to Chiswick. — It was on the 13th of September, the ever lamentable 13th of September! As I drove through Hyde Park, at that season deserted, I heard the Tower guns firing, and cared not to enquire for what. The capture of Buenos Ayres was nothing to me!— All I desired was to reach Chiswick. On turning to the road leading towards Burlington Villa, a straggling crowd of silent and sorrowful people, evidently collected by the apprehension of some mighty calamity, rendered it difficult for the carriage to pro- ceed. Other carriages, too, formed a line towards the house; and when at last I attained the fatal house, I no- ticed the liveries of Lord Fitzwilliam, the Spencers, and all the intimate friends of Fox, in attendance on the carriages drawn up. I alighted, and entered the lodge on foot. The porter's wife was weeping too bitterly to take heed of me. The first person I saw in the grounds was Lord Fitzwilliam, pacing up and down with his eyes fixed on the earth, under the shade of the very tree beneath which I had taken leave of our beloved friend— I saw how it was That devoted friend had not courage to witness the afflicting scene passing within doors! In another moment I saw a gentleman ( Mr. Bouverie, if I remember) approach, and whisper a few- words to Lord Fitzwilliam, who, on comprehending them, staggered, and would have fallen to the ground, had he not been supported by his companion Instantly I rushed to the house; not a servant was visible,— not a sound audible. Everything seemed paralised by the dread event of the day ! Hastening towards the room previously pointed out to me by Mrs. Fox as that of her husband, I found the door slightly ajar. The broken- hearted wife and niece had been that moment led from the chamber of death by his medical attendants; and Trotter, the Irish secretary of Fox, stood alone by the bedside, while a servant was closing the shutters against the fading sunshine of an autumnal evening!— All- ah was over!— Memoirs of a Peeress. GEORGE IV— Although a topic peculiarly unfitted to Rochester House and the prince's presence, there weie few other times and places where the embarrassments of the prince were not just then discussed. From the day of obtaining his majority, he had laid the foundations of ex- pensive buildings at Carlton House, and of debts of honour ^ and of * * * * * innumerable. Every folly of the day grew to excess under his cultivation. He out- drove Sir John Lade— he out- diced Charles Fox. Ten thousand guineas were expended in a single year on his toilet; and, between play debts and debts of gallantry, the turf and the tailor's shop, it was hard to say in what quarter his royal liighness's pecuniary engagements lay heaviest. But the nation, or ( as the London part of the nation is called) the public, was satisfied! So long as he shared his hazard with Charles Fox, his claret with Sheridan, not a syllable was to be said. The sordid respectability of Kew, or the petty German- courtliness of Windsor, might be lampooned by Wolcot, reviled by Junius, and burned in effigy by Wilkes's mob;— while the fine, gay, bold- faced * * * of Carlton House was a thing to be applauded in play- houses, and rewarded with prodigal grants by his majesty's court of parliament. Well! — Heaven mend us!— The cardinal virtues of this virtuous kingdom of Great Britain have ever been a stiff- necked and peiverse generation. Time out of mind, our sovereigns ex. pectant have waged war against our sovereigns regnant, with a ready faction at their heels; while the mob stands as patiently as a lord in waiting, with a mantle, purple and ermine, to throw over the raggedness of the prodigal son of majesty. The exemplary " best of royal husbands and fathers," with ^ is experimental farms, and Handel, and Dr. Johnson, had not a huzza at command. The prince, who threw away on the bouquets of his footmen thrice as much as the Berkshire farmer on his turnip- fields,— whose an- thems were opera airs,— whose Wyatt was Nuovolieschi, — whose West, Sherwin,— whose Johnson, Dick Sheridan;— the Prince was the universal idol!— Memoirs of a Peeress. TAKINJI A DEGREE— All knowledge which the natives possess of the virtues of plants has been handed down by tradition. They have no written language ; yet they can cure ulcers, destroy the poison of venomous snakes, and allay the symptoms of various diseases, with perfect success. Their doctors area distinguished and a greatly privileged class; they are called Peijmen, pronounced Pe- ai- men; and, before the young aspirant can obtain his degree, he has to undergo a rather severe apprenticeship. It is thus described by my excellent friend, Dr. M'Turk, who was at pains to make himself master of the whole proceeding:—" The per- son who is desirous of learning the art, or whatever it may be called, applies, either personally or through his father, to the elders of the family of the peijman who is to teach him. The peijman hears the applicant patiently, who relates to him his history, and that of his family, and wlieie he resides ; these statements proving satisfactory, the peijman takes his pupil the first night apart from every house or dwelling, and sings and bellows over him the whole night, occasionally puffing tobacco- smoke in his face. This ceremony being over, which commences at six o'clock in the evening, and continues till six o'clock in the morning, without intermis- sion, he is put into the peij- liouse ( a house built and used for no other purpose), closed in at top and sides, leaving only a small aperture for a door, which, when shut, renders the inside quite dark. Here the new initiated remains for a week, seated night and day on a block of wood— no bed, hammock, or any article of furniture whatever, allowed in the house ; in this condition he is attended by the peijman every night, who performs the same ceremony as at the be- ginning ; he also visits him daily, on which occasions he gives him to drink a quantity of tobacco- water, which vomits him until he is quite exhausted. The only food that is allowed him is about an ounce of cassava- bread, and about the same quantity of dried fish, and a little water, daily, which he can seldom use from the disturbed state of his stomach. At the end of the week the peijman gives him, by way of a finale, a calabash full of paiwary, a drink made from toasted cassava- bread steeped in water, which forms a fermented intoxicating liquor; this quantity ( about a gallon) he has to drink at one draught, which is sure to vomit him; he is then taken out of the peij- house, looking more like a spectre than a human being. It takes some time before the new peijman can walk about, and until his strength is re- stored, or that he can take his departure for his home." The peij- houses are now very rare. About twenty years ago there was a large establishment of this sort on the Abana- cary Creek, in the Essequibo River, where, at stated pe- riods, the peijmen assembled to perform their exorcisms, and examine the younger peijmen. A father cannot teach a son, nor a son a father: at least, it is not the custom.— 77le West Indies. MENDELSSOHN". — Felix Mendelssohn- Bar tboldy, was born, we believe, at Hamburgh, on the 3rd February, 1809, and is a grandson of the celebrated philosopher, whose name he bears. Like Mozart, he displayed his extraordinary musical talents in his earliest childhood. Like Mozart's his ear was excessively sensitive; and he could not bear, without great- pain, the sound of loud instruments— as drums, trum- pets, Sic. For some time during his infancy his parents resided with him in Paris. His father, a . distinguished Berlin merchant, speedily lecogniseil the predilection of the little Felix for musical studies, and, at a very early period, adopted measures for the judicious cultivation of his pecu- liar talent. The first instruction in the art, he received from his mother— a lady well grounded in the school of Sebastian utul Emanuel Bach. She commenced with lessons of five minutes' duration, gradually lengthening them. The same system she observed- with Mr. Mendelssohn's elder sister, a young lady of astonishing acquirement and memory,* and in both cases with equal success. Here we have another instance of the inestimable value resulting to a young genius from his being blessed with a fine- minded and well- educated mother. The two children afterwards took lessons from a lady in Paris; atl excellent player as well as a teacher; but whose name has unfortunately escaped us. When the family returned to Berlin, Zelter, the successor of Fasch, as director of the Berlin singing academy, became his master in thorough- bass and composition ; while he was instructed in piano- forte playing, by Ludwig Berger. Zelter's great merit was, that he let his pupil pursue his own course, in- terfering much less by correction, than by friendly advice. He was accustomed to induce his pupil to write symphonies for the quartetts of stringed instruments; and the father allowed the children once a fortnight, at their house, a small family concert, consisting of a string quartett band, with an occasional flute. At these little assemblies the young Men- delssohn's last- composed symphony would be performed, together with the piano- forte sonatas and concertos, trios, & c., of the various great masters, from Bach to Hummel. After he had been some time under the instruction of Ber- ger, he was accustomed to take lessons from all the distin- guished professors who happened to visit Berlin, such as Hummel, Mosclieles, & c. Before Mendelssohn was eight years old, he was able to execute with playful facility, the most difficult passages of woiks, requiring a very skilful performer. The quickness of his ear, his extraordinarily retentive musical memory, and above all his astonishing facility of playing at sight, which surpassed every thing of the sort that could be conceived, excited the greatest won- der in his teachers, and inspired them with the hope of seeing a worthy successor of Mozart, arise out of their pupil. As instances of his extraordinary readiness we may mention, that in his eighth year, he was enabled at sight, to play from the many. part scores of Bach; to transpose Cramer's Stu- dios, and by the great quickness of his ear to detect fifths and other eirors or omissions in the most intricate compo- sitions ; as for example, in a motett by Bach, where the in- accuracy had existed for a century, undetected by any pre- ceding musician. The consequence of this was, that he quickly learned by heart, all the grander compositions which he was accustomed to play with his masters. He once transposed, and played at sight at the same lime a MS. whicli Guillou, a flute player, placed before him. He played publicly for the first time in his ninth year, at Berlin, and that too with so much lightness, certainty, and spirit, that it was beyond the power of tile most practised critic to detect, from the performance, that there was only a child- of nine years old seated at the piano- forte. After this he ac- companied his father on a journey to Paris, where his musical talents excited the admiration of all who witnessed them. While there, he was introduced to Cherubini, for whom he wrote a piece of sacred music. In 1821, Zelter took him with him on a visit to the illustrious Goethe, whose affections were warmly bestowed upon the youth, whom he found to be as richly gifted in other respects as he was in music. The correspondence between the poet of Weimar, or rather of all Germany, and the unwearied Director of the Berlin Singing School, abounds in passages expressive of their esteem for the virtues, and their admiration of the talents, of their dear " dear Felix." While on this visit to Goethe, he was in the habit of displaying his mastery over the most difficult compositions, by performing the fugal works of all the great writers; among which, we maybe sure, were the compositions of John Sebastian Bach, or, as the " old man eloquent" was wont to call them, " Sebastiana." His musical qualifications, which could scarcely have been surpassed had they been the result of the most profound study and matured age, were not the only claims which Mendelssohn advanced to the affections of all who knew him. His unconstrained and boyish playfulness of disposi- tion, his child- like and candid spirit, increased the interest his talents had excited. Upon one occasion when Hummel had been displaying his extraordinary powers of extempora- neous performance, some of the party endeavoured to per- suade Mendelssohn to exhibit in the same way, but he burst into tears, and no inducement could prevail upon him to comply with what he felt to be an injudicious request. At this period he had already composed several fugues; pieces for the piano- forte; and shortly afterwards, he wrote some little operettas, which were privately performed among his friends, and afforded great delight to all who witnessed them. The first of his compositions which were published, consisted of two quartetts for piano- forte, violin, tenor, and violoncello, which appeared in 1824. These were 60011 fol- loyved by a sonata with obligato violin accompaniments in F minor, and by a very distinguished work his quartett in B flat minor. His first opera, " Die Iiochzeit des Camacho." ( The Marriage of Camacho) was performed at Berlin in the summer in 1827. Although it met with no distinguished success, owing to the total want of dramatic effect in the libretto, added to the untoward illness of the principal singer; yet it excited very considerably the good opinion of the public, and a full recognition of the writer's talents from the cognoscenti. This opera has since been published. From this period, the career of the composer has been a public one,— Musical World. * Upon one occasion, this young lady prepared a surprise for her father on his birthday, by playing from memory the 43 fugues of Sebastian Bach!— a fact,— however staggering it may appear. ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS. CURRENCY.— P. Y. M. Observing- that P. Y. M., in the Advertiser, still at- tributes my not answering- his letter to my disinclina- tion and incompetency to do so, I have to inform him that I am, and have been, anxiously waiting- to know who he is, in order to reply to him most fully; as, however, I only accidentally saw the paper containing his letter, I must request lie will either reprint it or send me a copy of it. Birmingham, 7th April, 1837. G. F. MUNTZ. Mr. W. H. SMITH AND « PLAIN DEALER." A " Plain Dealer" respectfully informs Mr. W. Hawkes Smith, that W. II. Smith was intended for him, but he beg- s to remind Mr. S. that he did not assert that Mr. S. had refused to act, he merely stated that it was understood Mr. S. would not act, and this was occasioned by a gentleman's expressing himself, when the names were read over, in the following words,—" That the indifferent state of health of Mr. S. would most probably not allow him to act." It is to be regretted that any notice was taken of this casual objection. Birmingham, 7th April, 1837. BIRMINGHAM MARKET. Corn Market, Aprils. A good supply of all kinds of grain to this day's market. Wheat again a very dull sale at a reduction of 2d. to 3d. per bushel.— Malting Barley sold at about the prices of last week; for grinding there was very little enquiry.— Oats rather more in demand than of late at the terms of this day se'nnight Beans, both old and new, fully as dear. Peas unaltered in value. WHEAT- per BSlbs. Old 7 6- 7 9 New 7 0 — 7 0 Irish g 0 — 6 6 BARLEY— per Imp. Quarter. For Malting 34 U — 37 0 For Grinding, per 4916) 3 6 — 3 9 MALT— per Imperial Bushel. OJd and new 8 0— 90 OATS-. per 3916). Old 3 6 — 3 9 New 3 6 — 3 10 Irish - J 9 — 3 3 BEANS— perhag, lOsroregrosr. ). d. ). ft. Old 17 6 — 19 0 New 16 0— 18 0 PEAS— per bag of 3 Bush, Imp. FOFT BOILING. White 18 0 — 19 0 Grey 16 6— 18 0 FOR GRINDING, per 6ag of 10 score 16 0 — 16 6 New 17 6 — 18 0 FLOUR— per sack ofS80lh. net. Fine 45 0 — 46 0 Seconds 40 0 — 42 0 TOWN INFIRMARY, AFRIL 7.— Surgeon of the week, Mr. Gem. Patients admitted, 0; discharged, 12 j in the house' 147; Out- patients visited and in attendance, 622. Midwifery eases, 6. GENERAL HOSPITAL, APRIL 7.— Physician and Surgeon of the Patients of the week, Dr. Eccles and Mr. Hodgson. Visitors Mr. Piercey and Mr. R. T. Cadbury. In- patients admitted, 08- out, 78. In- patients discharged, 40; out, 68. Remaining in the house, 186. BIRMINGHAM DISPENSARY, APRIL 7.— Sick patients relieved, 246; midwiferycases, 14. STATE OF THE WORKHOUSE UP TO APRIL 4. Men. Wo- INFANTS. meu. Boys. Girls. Male. Fern. Total. In the House 172 178 11 19 18 is 410 Admitted since .... 17 7 9 1 1 35 Born in the House 189 185 20 20 19 12 445 Discligd, absconded, 11 8 7 3 11 1 44 Totalof each 175 177 13 17 8 11 401 Number of Cases relieved last week 2,469 Numberof Children in the ABylum... 199 * Of whom 3men and 2 women died. METEOROLOGICAL DIARY. Fit RNIStl E 1) Q Y MR. WOLLKR, E 1> 0 U A 8TON- 8TR E F. T. Barometer at noon. Ex. treme during night. Ther- mome- ters morn. Extreme heat during day. Ther. mome- ter at noon. State of Wind at noon. Remarks at noon. Apiil , 1 29 85 SO 0 40 0 57 0 50 0 N Fail- S 29 65 SB 0 50 0 56 0 40 0 N Fair 3 29 7( 1 34 0 43 0 50 0 38 0 N Rain 4 29 75 33 0 40 0 48 0 40 0 NE Rail! 5 29 85 1) 4 0 42 0 50 0 42 0 NE Rain 6 29 98 33 0 40 0 50 0 46 0 NE Rain 7 [ 30 20 32 0 38 0 49 0 rrv—. vCif 41 0 NE Rain MARRIAGES. On Thursday week, at Aston, Mr. George Bird, late of Constitution- hill, to Harriet, youngest daughter of Mr. John Moore, of Great l. ister- street. On Thursday week, at Walsall, by the Rev. J. Meiidyth, M. A., Mr. John Hawkins, maltster, to Miss Elizabeth Franklin, both of that town. On the 30th ult., at Hackney Church, by the Venerable Archdeacon Watson, the Rev. John Saumarez Winter, to Aenes Noble, daughter of the late John Foord Naish, Esq., of Wootton Wawen, in this county. On the 30th ult., at Wichenlord, by the Rev. GeOige Williams, Mr. Turberville Smith, of Leamington, to Mary, only child of George Collis, Esq., of Wichenford Cottage, near Worcester. DEATHS. On the 3rd inst., after a short illness, at his residence in Castle- street, Mr, Charles Foster, aged 86. On the 1st inst., aged 72, Mr. Robert Horton, upwards of forty- five years a faithful servant in the establishment of Willmore and Co. On Wednesday last, Rosalind, the infant daughter of Mr. Thomas Kell. On Sunday last, after much affliction, Mary, the wife of Mr. John Smith, of Great Brook- street, Ashted. On the 2nd inst., at Sbiffnal, of pulmonary consumption, Mary, only daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Roden, late of Stanton. On Monday last, at Coton, Staffordshire, in her 88tll year, Mary, relict of the late Mr. John Rogers, of Fruda- well. » On Friday week, aged 79 years, Mrs. Sarah Moore, of Weaman- street. On Friday . » « ek, at Whitmore Hall, Staffordshire, Mrs. Sarah Mainwaring, aged 63. On the 31st ult., at Northampton, Mrs. Smith, relict of the late Michael Smith, Esq., of the same place, and mother of Mrs Joseph Petford, of Vittoria- street, in this town On Thursday week, at Walsall, after a Ion* illness I ucv • econd daughter of the late Mr. William Bentlev, currier, of that town. " ' THE. BIRMINGHAM JOURNAL. LONDON GAZETTES. FRIDAY, MARCH 31. BANKRUPTCY ENLARGED. HUGH SWAN the younger, Little Hampton, Sussex, grocer and draper, from March 21 to April 11. BANKRUPTS. IThe Bankrupts to surrender at the Court of Commissioners, Basing. ' hnllMreet, when not otherwise expressed. ] LEONARD HILL, Fleet- street, shopkeeper, April 11 and May 12. Sols. Messrs. Adlington and Co., Bedford- row. Vet. Cr. George Richmond Collis and George Thomas Whitgrave, Birmingham, silversmiths. Seal. March 18. THOMAS RAYSON, Romford, Essex, innkeeper, April 8 and May 12. Sol. Mr. Henry Child, 9, St. Swithin's. lane. Vet. Cr. William Nairn, Barnett's- place, Sussex, Esq. Seal. March 29. GEORGE BURBIDGE, King William- street, fancy stationer, April II and May 12. Sols. Messrs. Turner and Hensman, 8, Basing- lane, London. Pet. Cr. George Meggison, Cannon- street, chemist and druggist. Seal. February 25. ANN TABBERNER, Longmore Farm, Solihull, Warwickshire, huckster, April 15 and May 12, at Radenhurst's Rew Royal Hotel, Birmingham. Sols. Messrs. Norton and Chaplin, 3, Gray's- inn- square, London ; and Messrs. Richards and Motteram, Birming- ham. ret. Cr. John Tabberner, Birmingham, corn- dealer. Seal. March 27. THOMAS CHAPMAN, JAMES BROWN, and JOHNTHOMAS BROWN, Birmingham, coach. masters, April 15 and May 12, at Radenhurst's New Royal Hotel, Birmingham. Sols. Messrs. Norton and Chaplin, 3, Gray's inn- aquare, London; and Messrs. Richards and Motteram, Birmingham. Vet. Cr. Ann Floyd Chap- man, Birmingham, widow. Seal. March 14. PHILIP JAMES, Tewkesbury and Birmingham, coal- merchant, April 21 and May 12, at the Swan Inn, Tewkesbury. Sols. Mr. Edward Bousfield, Guildhall- buildings, Londo, n; and Messrs. Winterbotham and Thomas, Tewkesbury. Pet. Cr. Joshua Thomas, Tewkesbury, gent. Seal. March 14. JOHN BEARD, Gloucester, coal- merchant, April 21 and May 12, at the Upper George Coffee- house, Gloucester. Sols. Messrs. Weedon and Addison, Gloucester; and Mr. Edward Bousfield, Guildhall- buildings, London. Vet.. Cr. Thomas Fenn Addison, Gloucester, attorney. Seal. March 25. WILLIAM COL WELL, Bromsash, Herefordshire, timber- mer- chant, April 21 and May 12, at the Upper George Coffee- house, Gloucester. Sols. Messrs. Weedon and Addison, Gloucester ; and Mr. Bousfield, Guildhall. buildings, London. Pet. Cr. John Forster, Gloucester, timber merchant. Seal. March 6. LICHFORD FLITCROFT, Manchester, publican, April 21 and May 12, at the Commissioners'- rooms, Manchester. Sols. Messrs. Hadfield and Grave, 38, Fountain. street, Manchester ; and Messrs, Johnson, Son, and Weatherall, 7, King's Bench- walk, Temple, London. Pet. Cr. John Coupland, Lincoln, corn- merchant. Seal. March 23. HENRY REYNOLDS, Liverpool, druggist, April 25 and May 12, at the Clarendon- rooms, Liverpool. Sols. Messrs. Blackstock and Co., J, Paper- buildings, Inner Temple, London; and Messrs. Dean and Irlam, Harrington- chambers, North John- street, Liver- pool. Vet. Cr. Thomas Eyre, druggist, and George Pitt, hide- merchant, both of Liverpool. Seal. March 1. MOUNCEY KERR, Haslingden, Lancashire, draper, April 14 and May 12, at the Ramsden's Arms Inn, Huddersfield. Sols. Messrs. Clarke and Metcalf, 20, Lincoln's- inn- fields, London; and Messrs. Whitehead and Robinson, Huddersfield. Vet. Cr. William Living- ston, Huddersfield, merchant. Seal. March 24. GEORGE HORROCKS and WILLIAM MARTIN, Salford, Lan- cashire, machine- makers, April 14 and May 12, at the Commis- sioners'- rooms, Manchester. Sols. Messrs. Makinson and Sanders, 3, Elm- court, Temple, London ; and Messrs. Atkinson and Co., 3, Norfolk- street, Manchester. Pet. Cr. Joseph Smith, Salford, plumber. Seal. March 21. DIVIDENDS. Jonas Wilks, Watling. street, Irish linen warehouseman, April 22 — George Heather, St. Ann's- place, Limehouse, mahogany- mer- chant, April 22— William Hough, late of Manchester, builder, April 25, at the Commissioners'rooms, Manchester— Thomas Kinder, Kirby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, farmer, April 2( 5, at the George the Fourth Inn, Nottingham— George Green and John Lees, Hud- dersfield,. fancy- cloth- manufacturers, April 25, at the George Inn, Huddersfield— William Gate, Carlisle, timber- merchant, April 26, at the Crown and Mitre Inn, Carlisle— William Newell, New Radford, Nottinghamshire, warp- lace- manufacturer, April 27 at the George the Fourth Inn, Nottingham— Joseph Forster, John Forster, aud William Forster,' Carlisle, bankers, April 28, at the Crown and Mitre Coffee- house, Cariise — William Boutland, Bill- quay, Durham, ship- builder, April 25, at the Bankrupt Commission- room, New- castle- upon- Tyne— John Roberts, Carnarvon, merchant, April 25, at tlffc Goat Hotpl, Carnarvon. CERTIFICATES, APRIL 21. ' John Harland, Newcastle- upon- Tyne, woodmonger— William Pett, Bridge, near Canterbury, carpenter— John Jennings, Canterbury, hotel- keeper— Richard Carruthers, Lower Thomas- street, cheese- monger— CharJes Schwind, Liverpool, merchant— John Tripp, Kingston. upop- Hull, sawyer— William Townsend and William Brown, Cheapside, warehousemen— Augustus Radeliffe and George Edwards, Salford, near Manchester, wine. merchants— William Pissey, Rayleigh, Essex, draper— Lewis Lewis the younger, Throg- morton. street, stock- broker— Desire Dellier, Berners- street, Ox- ford- street, upholsterer. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. Edward Faithfull and Joseph Jackson, Grafton. house, Walworth, linen- drapers— John Barnes and William Henry Nyren, Brighton, plumbers— Joseph Dampier and Albion Oram, Somerton, Somerset, builders— William Bridgwood and Edwin Ravenscroft, Lane- end, Staffordshire, china manufacturers— William Brooke, William John Willett, and Henry Brooke, Margate, attorneys- at- law ( so far a3 regards Henry Brooke)— Nicholas Lumini and Paul Daroni, Black Horse- yard, Gray's- inn- Iane, plaster of Paris manufacturers- Thomas Hunter and Christopher Maxwell Vowell, Budleigh Salter- ton, Devonshire, surgeons— Joseph Ludlow and Henry Wathew, Birmingham, butchers— John Winckworth and Felix Parkinson, Walcot, Bath, surgeon. dentists— Jeremiah Cairns and Peter Hen- derson, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, surveyors— John Saul, Charles Saul, and Ann Saul, Kingston- upon. Hull, grocers— E. A. P. Wilson, E. Widnell, and M. A. Widnell, 84, Hatton- garden, milliners— James Norris and Henry Heffill the younger, Debenham and Coddenham, Suffolk, attorneys- at- law— Francis Ash and James Beer, Bideford, Devonshire, tailors— William Sands Luning and Henry Robert Forest, 12, Copfchall- court, Throgmorton- street, City, bill- brokers- Henry Townsend and John Wood, Liverpool, stationers— Joseph Lambert and John Roberts, Leeds, cloth- merchants— Vale. Ingram and Joseph Wheatley, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, drapers- William Waterman the elder, James Waterman, and William Waterman the younger, Winsley- street, Oxford- street, builders ( so far as regards William Waterman the elder;— W. D. J. Bridgman and Henry Bostock, Henrietta- street, Brunswick- square, school- masters— Helen Fletcher and Eliza Bradley, Strangeways, near Manchester, schoolmistresses— John Bailey and Thomas Thomas, Berkeley- square, hotel- keepers— Ann Wright and Harrison Love, dyers— John Ninliam and John Michael Ninham, plumbers— Thomas Frederick Adams and William Henry Elkins, 32, Lime- street, or 47, Lombard- street, City, booksellers— George Hole aud John Watson, Manchester, calico- printers— James Aslnvell and Robert William Kennard, 197, Upper Thames- street, City, iron- merchants— William Penhey and Henry Penhey, 2, New Bridge- street, Vauxhall, oilmen — Valek Mallan, Edward Mallan, and John Mallan, 9, Half- moon- street, Piccadilly, and 32, Great Russell- street, Bloomsbury, sur- geon- dentists— Valek Mallan, James M. Mallan, and Edward Mallan, 32, Great Russell- street, Bloomsbury, and 10, Ludgate- hill, City, surgeon- dentists— Austin Scott, John Brock, and Henry Scott, 3, Goldsmith- street, St. Bride's, City, goldsmiths ( so far as regards John Brock)— Joseph Taylor and William Fulcher, Great Yarmouth, grocers— Joseph Rhodes Hodgson, George Hodgson, Abraham Hodgson, and John Hodgson, Drighlington and Farnley, Yorkshire, rope- makers and stone- merchants ( so far as regards John Hodgson) — Macfie, Lindsay, and Company, Greenock, merchants ( so far as regards William Andrew Macfie;. ASSIGNMENTS. William Herring, Binfield, Berks, butcher. Jonathan Johnson, Pontefract, wine and spirit- merchant. Timothy Lovett, sen., and William Jackson Lovett, Guildford, china dealers. John Ninham, Norwich, plumber. John Ovitts, Buckingham, grocer and liquor merchant. Benjamin Darke Purbrick, Golden- lane, victualler. William Tanner, Bucknall, Oxfordshire, farmer. SCOTCH SEQUESTRATION. Alexander Glenday, jun., Cupar- Fife, mill- spinner. TUESDAY, APRIL 4. Parker, Loughborough. Pet. Cr. John Hancock, Bread- street- hill, London, wholesale grocer. Seal. March 11. HICHARD LENTEN, stationer, Bath, April 18 and May 16, at the Three Cups Inn, Bath. Sols. Mr. Nicholls, Lincoln's inn, Lon- don; Mr. Hellings and Mr. Frankis, Bath. Pet. Cr. Abraham Chapman, Bristol, stationer. Seal. March 10. JOHN MARSTON, chemist, Tewkesbury, April 21 and May 16, at the Office of Mr. A. Sproull, Tewkesbury. Sols. Messrs. Jenkins and Abbott, New- inn, London; and Mr. Sproull, Tewkesbury. Pet. Cr. Frederick Hobbs, Tewkesbury, grocer. Seal. March 30. JAMES WHITAKER, packer, Manchster, April 22 and May 16, at the Coinmissioners'- rooms, Manchester. Sols. Mr. Cooper, Man- chester ; and Messrs. Adlington, Gregory, Faulkner, and Follett. Bedford- row, - London. Pet. Cr. James Knight, Manchester, public accountant. Seal. March 9. LESLIE M'KEY, merchant, late of Dublin, April 22 and May 16, at the Commissioners'- rooms, Manchester. Sols. Messrs. Kay, Barlow, and Aston, Manchester. Pet. Cr. Thomas Potter, Man. Chester, merchant. Seal. March 29. GEORGE ROBERT GITTON, printer, Bridgnorth, Salop, April 17 and May 16, at the Crown Inn, Bridgnorth. Sols. Messrs. Philpot and Son, Southampton- street, Bloomsbury, London ; and Mr. Vickers, Bridgnorth. Pet. Cr. Richard Marshall and Co., Stationers'- hall- court, London, booksellers. Seal. March 23. JOHN BOWERING, butcher, Nelson- place, Bristol, April 21 and May 16, at the Commercial- rooms, Bristol. Sols. Messrs. White and Whitmore, Bedfoid- row, London; and Mr. Short, Bristol. Vet. Cr. Henry Carter, Nestel, cattle- snlesman. Seal. March 10. JOSEPH GARNER, wine and spirit- merchant, Liverpool, April 15 and May 16, at the Clarendon- rooms, Liverpool. Sols. Mr. Thom- son, Tithbarn- street, Liverpool; and Mr. Cuvelje, Southampton- buildings, Chancery- lane, London. Pet. Cr. William Walker Kilburn, Liverpool, chemist and druggist. Seal. March 28. TRISTAM THOMAS SQUIER, brush- manufacturer, Exeter, April 19 and May 16, at the Old London Inn, Exeter. Sols. Messrs. Gidley and Kingdon, Exeter; and Mr. Burfoot, King's Bench- walk, Inner Temple, London. Pet. Cr. Robert Cornish, Exeter, timber merchant. Seal. March 23. WILLIAM COTTON, victualler, Deptford, April 13 and May 16. Sols. Messrs. Ridsdale and Craddock, Gray's- inn. square. Pet. Cr. George Thompson, Greenwich, schoolmaster, and Richard Parry, executors of Williiam Barnes, deceased. Seal. March 20. SAUL YATES, bill- broker, Bury. court. Saint Mary Axe, London, April 11 and May 16. Sol. Mr. Sydney, New London- street, Fen- church. street. Pet. Cr. John Phillips, 9, North- buildings, Fins- bury. circus, sponge- dealer. Seal. March 31. WILLIAM BAILEY, plumber, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, April 11 and May 16, at Radenhurst's New Royal Hotel, Birming- ham. Sols. Messrs. Clarke and Medcalf, 20, Lincoln's- inn- fields, London; and Mr. Wills, Birmingham. Pet. Cr. Frederick Wills, Birmingham, solicitor. Seal. March 28. JOHN HALL WHEELER, baker, Hoxton. square, April 13 and May 16. Sol. Mr. Reece, Furnival's- inn. Vet. Cr. Thomas Wheeler, Marlborough, Wilts, mealman. Seal. March 31. THOMAS FOWLER, victualler, Basingstoke, Southampton, April 17 and May 16, at tlie George Inn, Winchester. Sols. Mr. Thom- son, Rolls'- chambers, Chancery- lane, London ; and Mr. Brown, Lymington. Pet. Cr. Robert Butt, Southampton, shoemaker. Seal. March 9. DIVIDENDS. W. Townsend and W. Brown, warehousemen, Cheapside, April 10— C. G. Webb, woolstapler, Long- lane, Bermondsey, April 24— J. Mould, cheesemonger, Newgate- street, April 25— T. Marshall, cheesemonger, High- street, Whitechapel, April 27— J. Morris, sen., and J. Morris, jun , auctioneers, Upper St. Martin's- lane, April 27— J. Nicholson, carpet- bag- manufacturer, Southampton. court, Hol- born, April 27— M. Fowler, cattle- dealer, Bushey, Hertfordshire, April 25— W. Williams and J. Jacksoi^ timber- dealers, Liverpool, April 27, at the Clarendon- rooms, Liverpool— W. Wilson, scrivener, Newcastle- upon- Tyne, April 28, at the Bankrupt Commission- room, Newcastle- upon- Tyne— H. Newport, wine- merchant, Bog- nor, Sussex, April 26, at the Dolphin Inn, Chichester— S. Smith, bacon- curer, Witney, Oxfordshire, April 28, at the Crown Inn, Witney— T. Peacock, timber- merchant, York, April 27, at Tomlin- son's Hotel, York— T. and H. D. Beale, saddlers, Birmingham, May 1, at Radenhurst's Royal Hotel, Birmingham— T. W. Freeman, grocer, Birmingham, May 2, at Radenhurst's Royal Hotel, Birming ham— G. P. Tory, linen- draper, Exeter, May 4, at the New London Inn, Exeter— T. Beesley, grocer, Farringdon, Berkshire, June 15, at the Three Cups Inn, Oxford— W. Shoithose, jeweller, Leaming- ton priors, Warwickshire, April 26, at the Lansdown Hotel, Lea. mington- priors. CERTIFICATES, APRIL 25. T. Enock and H. Jacob, grocers, Leicester- T. Turner and Co., merchants, Liverpool— A. Cockburn, grocer, Carlisle— S. Roberts, shoemaker, Hastings— J. Richards, corn- measure- maker, Bridge- street, Southwark— T. Marshall, cheesemonger, High- street, White- chapel— R. Morgan, linen- draper, Southampton- row, Russell- square • W. Maiben, coachmaker, Brighton— T. Holcroft and Co., mill- rights, Salford— W. Watling, beer- shop- keeper, Arabella- row, Pimlico. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. E. Hickman and H. Hamer, Kent- road- bridge- D. A. Talboys and , Browne, printers, Oxford— H. G. Jones and M. Williams, bankers, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire— J. King and T. Bowser, saddlers, Ips- wich— W. F. Seagram and W. P. Brodribb, surgeons, Warminster, Wiltshire— J. Stripling and G. Kellar, sailmakers, Liverpool— W. Bramley and W. Howard Jepson, Manchester, tailors— J. Robson Darnell and Henry Norris, South Warnborough, Hampshire, bakers — John Greenwood and Jonathan Austin, Nottingham, lace- manu- facturers— Richard Shaw, Christopher Waud, and Edward Waud, Bradford, Yorkshire, worsted- spinners ( so far as regards Richard Shaw)— Richard Winton and Alexander Brady, Liverpool, wine- dealers— James Ralfs and Charles Edward Lepine, Tavistock. street, Covent- garden, furniture- printers— Thomas Johnson and Thomas Holmes, Chesterfield, check- manufacturers— Robert Ellis and John Ellis, Preston, cotton- spinners— Peter W. Clark and John G. Thom- son, Manchester, commission. agents— William Jackson and Charles Jackson, Congleton, Cheshire- John Nicholls and Richard Ruegg, Cloak- lane, City, wine- merchants— Eliza Birch, Maria Birch, and Rebecca Birch, 84, St. John- street, Clerkenwell, grocers ( so far as regards Rebecca Birch)— R. J. Jones and James Burton, Manchester and Tiddesley, cotton- spinners— John Stephenson and Richard B. Stephenson, Kingston. upon- Hull, silk- mercers— David Nightingale and Thomas Dykes, Piccadilly, stationers— Robert Midgley and Robert Woodhead, Luddenden, Yorkshire, spring- wood- dealers— John James Robinson and Edwin Sutcliffe, 36, Whitechapel, cheese- mongers— Richard Edwards, John Hall, and Edward De Yough, Liverpool, hide- merchants. ASSIGNMENTS. John Keeping and William Jones, Steyning, Sussex, brewers. John Lloyd, Worcester, glass and china dealer. SCOTCH SEQUESTRATIONS. Robert Ferguson, merchant, Glasgow. John Miller, jun., merchant, Glasgow. William Morrison and George Wilson, smiths and ironmongers, Edinburgh. Peter Sawers, saddler, Edinburgh. DECLARATIONS OF INSOLVENCY. THOMAS BUSHER, bookseller, Hailey, Oxfordshire. CHARLES WYNNE DAVIES, draper, Bishop's Castle, Shrop. shire. JOHN CARTER, wine- merchant, Great Baddow, Essex. BANKRUPTS. FREDERICK WESTLEY and ABRAHAM HOPKINS DAVIS, booksellers, Stationers' Hall- court, April 11 and May 16. Sols. Messrs. Hall and Gibson, Lincoln's. inn. fields. Vet. Cr. Joseph and Thomas Gardiner, Newgate- street, stationers. Seal. April 1. JAMES JOHNSTON, grocer, Newport, Monmouthshire, April 14 and May 16, at the Commercial- rooms, Bristol. Sols. Messrs Adlington, Gregory, Faulkner, and Follett, Bedford- row, London and Messrs. Cary and Cross, Bristol. Pet. Cr. William Hellier Bailey, jun., Bristol, grocer. Seal. March 18. HENRY WRIGLEY, waste- spinner, Halifax, April 17 and May 16 at the Magistrates' Office, Halifax. Sols. Messrs. Jaques, Battye, and Edwards, Ely- place, London ; and Messrs. Stocks and Ma. caulay, Halifax. Vet. Cr. John Styring, Halifax, grocer. March 28. HENRY BARTLEET, builder, Redditch, Worcestershire, April 14 and May 16, at Dee's Royal Hotel, Birmingham. Sols. Mr. Cresswell, Birmingham ; and Mr. Gatty, Red Lion- square, don. Pet. Cr. Joseph Bettridge, Birmingham, Seal. March 22. THOMAS CRANE, grocer, Loughborough, Leicester, April 12 and May 16, at the King's Head Inn, Loughborough. Sols. Mr. Allen Wharton. 8treet, Lloyd- square Clerkenwell, London; and Mr. Seal, Lon. ti mber- mercUaut. COUNTRY MARKETS, & c. WARWICK, SATURDAY, APRIL 1— Wheat, per bag, oldl9s6d to 22s Od ; new, 0s Od to 0s Od ; Barley per quarter, 0s Od to 0s Od ; new, 27s Od to 38s Od ; Oats, 0s Od to OsOd; New, 26s Od to 35s Od; Peas, per bajj, 0s Od to 0s Od j Beans, 17s 6d to IBs Od ; new, 14s Od to 17s Od; Vetches, 0s Od to 0s 0d; Malt, s Od to 70s Od per quarter. WORCESTER, APRIL 1.— Wheat, old, per bushel, Imperial Measure, 6s 8d to 7s 2d. New ditto, 6s 8d to 7s 2d. Foreign ditto, 0s Od toOsOd. Barley, malting, 4s 6d to 5s Od. Grinding ditto, 3s 4d to 4s Od. Beans, old, 5s 8d to 6s 4d. New ditto, 5s 4d to 5s 8d. Oats, English new, 0s Od to Os Od. Old ditto, 3s 6d to 3s 9d. Irish, ditto new, 391b. a bushel, 0s Od to 0s Od. Old ditto 391b. a bushel, 0s Od to 0s Od. Peas, white, boiling, 5s 8d to 6s Od. Grey ditto, 5s Od to 5s 4d. Grey Hog ditto, 0s Od to 0s Od. Vetches, winter, 6s 4d to 0s 0d. Spring ditto. 0s Od to 0s Od. GLOUCESTER, APRIL 1.— Wheat, per bushel, 7s Od to 7s 6d Barley, per Imperial quarter, 30s Od to 33s Od. Beans, per Im- perial bushel, 6s Od to 6s 4d. Oats, per Imperial quarter, 22s Od to 30s Od. Peas, per Imperial quarter, 46s Od to 54s Od. Matt, per Imperial quarter, 0s Od to 0s Od. Fine Flour, 47s Od to 49s Od. HEREFORD, APRIL 1.— Wheat, per bushel Imperial measure, 6s lOd to 7s 6d. Ditto, 801bs. per bushel, 0s Od toOs Od. Barley, 4s Od to 4s 4d. Beans, 5s 8d to 6s 6d. Peas, 4s 9d to 5s 9d. Vetches, 0s Od to 0s Od. Oats, 3s 6d to 3s 9d. CHELTENHAM, MARCH 30.— New Wheat, 6S9II to 8s Od per bushel, Old Wheat, 6s 9d to 8s Od. Barley, 3s 6d to 4s Od. Oats, 3s Od to 4s Od. Beans, 5s Od to 5s Od. PRICE OF SEEDS, APRIL 3.— Per £ 7HJ£.— Red Clover, English, 60s to 85s j fine, 90s to 100s ; Foreign, 63s to 70s; fine, 75s to 85s White Clover, 60s to 70s ; tine, 75s to 80s,— Trefoil, new, 14s to 18s; fiae, 19s to 22s ; old, 12s to 16s Trefoiium, 16s to 18s; fine 20s to 22s. — Caraway, English, new, 43s to 47s ; Foreign, 50s to 52s— Coriander, 14s Od to 16s Od. Per Quarter St. Foin, 36s to38s ; fiae, 40s to 43s; Rye Grass, 28s to 35s;' new, 35s to 45s ; Pacey Grass, 40s to45s; Linseed for feeding, 52s to 56s ; fine, 60s to 64s ; ditto for crushing, 48s to 50s.— Canary, 44s to489 Hemp, 46s to 50s. Per Bushel.— White Mustard Seed, 7s Od to 9s Od ; brown ditto, 9s Od to 12s ; Tares, 5s Od to 5s 6d ; fine new Spring, 6s Od to 6s 6d. Per hast.— Rape Seed, English, 32/ to 34f; Foreign, 30! to 32(. GENERAL AVERAGE PRICEOFBRITISH CORN FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 30, 1837.— Wheat, 56s 5d ; Barley, 33s 5d; Oats, 23s 6d ; Rye, 38s Oil; Beans, 38s 6d ; Peas, 37s 4d. DUTYON FOREIGN CORN FOR THE PRESENT WEEK.— Wheat, 30s 8d ; Sarley, 12s 4d ; Oats, 12s 3d; Rye, 12s 6d ; Beans, 12s 6d; Peas, 14s Od. HAY AND STRAW.— Smithfield Hay, 80s Od to 93s Od ; Inferior, — s to— s; Clover, 90s to 117s; Inferior — s to— s; Straw, 42s to 48s. Whitechapel Clover, 13 0s to 120s ; new ditto,— s to— s; second cut, 94s to 105s; Hay, 80 to 90s ; new ditto, — s to — s ; Wheat Straw, 42s to 46s; Cumberland.— Fine Upland Meadow and Rye- grass Hay, 95s to 100s; inferior ditto, 85s to 90s; superior Clover, 105s to 120s; Straw, 48s to 506 per load of 36 trusses. Portman Market Coarseheavy Lowland Hay,— s to — s; new M. eadow Hay, — s to— s; old ditto, 84s to 98s ; useful ditto, — s to — s ; New Clover ditto, — s to— s ; old ditto, 110s to 118s ; Wheat Straw, 47s to 53s per load of 36 trusses. OILS Rape Oil, brown, £ 40 10s per ton; Refined, £ 42 10s; Linseed Oil, £ 31 0s ; and Rape Cake, £ 6 6s.— Linseed Oil Cake, £ 13 0s per thousand. SMITHFIELD, APRIL 3.— TO sink the offal— per 81b.— Beef, 3s 2d to 4s 2d; Best Down and Polled Mutton, 4s 6d to 5s 2d; Veal, 4s Od to 5s 2d ; Pork, 4s 6d to 5s Od ; Lamb, 6s 4d to 0s Od. NEWGATE AND LEADENHALL— By the Carcase — Beel, 2B 6d to 3s 8< 1; Mutton, 3s 2d to 4s Od ; Veal, 3s 8d to 5s Od ; Pork, 3s 8d to 4s ! 0d j Lamb, 6s 8d to 7s 4d. A TREATISE IS PUBLISHED By Messrs. PERRY and Co., SURGEONS, ON VENE11EAL AND SYPHILITIC DISEASES, AND GIVEN WITH EACH BOX OF PERRY'S VEGETABLE PILLS, / CONTAINING plain and practical directions forthe effectual cure ot all degrees of the above complaints; with observations on Seminal weakness, arising from early abuses, and the deplorable consequences resulting from the use of Mercury; the whole intended for the instruc- tion of general readers, so that all persons can obtain an im- mediate cure with secrecy aud safety. 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Letters from the country, post- paid, containing a remit- tance for medicine, will be immediately answered. GLOUCESTER SHIP NEWS, From March 30 to April 6. IMPORTS : The Victory, from Bangor, with 45 toils of slates, con- signed to Tripp Brothers— Catharine, Port Madoe, 55 tons of slates, George Bettiss— Blucher, Aberthaw, 45 tons of lime'stone, T. Srni^ h Morgan Packet, Aberavon, 502 boxes of tin plates, H. Soiithan and Son— Halcyon, Mumbles, oysters, H. Southan and Son- William, Cardiff, 33 tons of rail road bars, J. G. Franciiton— Victory, Newport, 70 tons of pig iron, J. S. Davis— Newport Trader, New. port, general cargo, H. Soutlian aud Son— Cygnet and Severn, Bridgwater, general cargoes, Stuckey and Co. EXPORTS : The Famitie, for Altona, with general cargo, from Hentig and Howell— Portli, Bideford, salt and fire bricks, H. Southan and Soil— Fortitude, Pembroke, oak timber, J. and G. Morrice— Sarah, Swansea, general cargo, H. Southan and Son- Severn, Bridgwater, general cargo, Stuckey and Co. ASUBSTITUTE for SARSAPARILLA and COL- CHICUM, in the cure of Gout, Rheumatism, Pains in the Head and Limbs, Mercurial Pains, Scrofula, Scorbutic Eruptions, Indigestion, and the various complaints for which Sarsaparilla is so extensively employed. Dr. CHANDLER'S . AFONIAN PILLS, are likewise proved to be the most effica- cious remedy known for Tic- douloureux, Paralysis, Hys- teria, Epilepsy, & c.; and as a general restorative they stand unrivalled, correcting the morbid secretions, and imparting tone and vigour to the whole system. The following letter has been selected from a variety of others received by the proprietor, illustrative of the effects of this remedy: — August 4th, 1836. SIR,— I am now upwards of seventy- seven years of age, and have been so. great a martyr to Rheumatism for seven months, that I could with difficulty walk across the room with the aid of my stick. In this state I was recommended your APONIAN PILLS, and having used them for a fortnight, am now perfectly recovered. My wife lias also been cured of the Gout, and both of us are so improved in onr general health, that we feel it our duty to return you our grate, fal thanks for the benefit we have derived, under Divine Providence, from your invaluable Pills. To Dr. Chandler, & c. ( Signed) JAMES and MARY SPRING, No. 16, Grafton- street East, Tottenham Court Road. Sold in boxes, at 2s. 9d., 4s. 6d., and lis., by his Agents, Chandler, 76, Oxford- street, Barclay and Sons, Farringdon. street, Edwards, 66, St. Paul's Chufch. yard, and Butler, 4, Cheapside, London; Evans, Son, and Co., Fenwick- street, Liverpool; S. and R. Raimes, Leith- walk, Edinburgh; W. Wood: High- Street, Birmingham ; and bvall respectable patent medicine venders in the United Kingdom. Dr. Chandler may be consulted every day, Sundays excepted, from ten till two o'clock, at his residence, 14, Maddox. street, Regent- street. FRAMPTON'S PILL OF HEALTH. Price Is. l% d. per Box. FHMT1S is a Medicine of long tried efficacy for cor- X recting all Disorders of the Stomach and Bowels, the most common symptoms of which are Costiveness, Flatu- lency, Spasms, Loss of Appetite, Sick Headache, Giddiness, Sense of fulness after meals, Dizziness of the eyes, Drowsi- ness, and Pains in the Stomach and Bowels. Indigestion producing a torpid state of the Liver, and a constant inac. tivity of the Bowels, causing a disorganisation of every function of the frame, will, in this most excellent prepara- tion, by a little perseverance, be effectually removed. Two or three doses will convince the afflicted of its salutary ef- fects. The Stomach will speedily regain its strength; a healthy action of the Liver, Bowels and Kidneys will rapidly take place; and instead of listlessness, heat, pain, and jaundiced appearance, strength, activity, and renewed health, will be the quick result of taking this medicine, ac- cording to the directions accompanying each box. For Females these Pills are most truly excellent, remov- ing all obstructions; the distressing Head- ache so very prevalent with the sex; Depression of Spirits, Dulness of Sight, Nervous Affections, Blotches, Pimples, and Sallow* ness of the Skin, and give a healthy and juvenile bloom to the complexion. Persons of a full habit, who are subject to Ilead- ache, Giddiness, Drowsiness, and Singing in the Ears, arising from too great a flow of blood to the head, should never be without them, as many dangerous symptoms will be entirely carried off by their immediate use. The following case from Mr. Carstairs, the celebrated writing master, is a positive proof of the superior efficacy of this valuable medicine. To Mr. Thomas Prout. No. 1, John- street, Curtain- road, Shoreditch, London. SIR,— Havingbeen afflicted with a spasmodic affection of my stomach aud chest for about sixteen years, which at different times has at- tacked me so severely that I have often been considered at the very point of death, and for three whole years, 1 was unable to lay downiu bed being obliged to be propped with pillows, & c., and have also. been compelled to stand for hours in the greatest agony, with doors and windows all open to get air, even in very severe weather, expecting to be suffocated at every respiration of my breath. White suffering under such heavy affliction, you may easily imagine that I would be willing and even anxious to fly to any remedy which promised relief, and I may say with great truth, that no one with equal means had scarcely expended more money for medicine, or tried more professed remedies than I have. You will have a better idea of what I have stated above, when 1 declare that it has cost me from £ 500 to £ 1000 for medicine and advice. I have only tried two small boxes of Frampton's Pill of Health, ® nd I have received more benefit from them than from auy previous medicine that I had taken; indeed I felt great benefit from the first three or four doses, and I am now do. termined never to be without them if 1 can possibly obtain them.— Their benign influence ou my complaint has been really wonderful ; they are excellent for improving digestion and increasing appetite, and they have acted so beneficially ou me, that several of my friends have expressed their surprise to see the rapid improvement which your pills have made on my bodily health. Every one who values health aud who has felt the want of it, must have, after a brief trial of this most excellent restorative, equally as high an opinion as I have at present of it, and I recommend it to be kept by every family for every emergency. For tlie sake of those who may unfortunately be suffering from indigestion, or any derangement of their health, I strongly advise a trial of this most efficacious remedy— I am, sir, your most obedient humble servant, May 2, 1836. LONDON MARKETS. CORN EXCHANGE, MONDAY, APRIL 3— Wheat, Essex Red, new, 40s to 52s; fine, 54s to 57s ; old, 58s to 60s; white, new, 50s to 558; fine, 56s to 58s; superfine, 58s to 61s; old, 62s to 65s— Rye, 30s to 36 » .— Barley, 28s to 32s; tine, — s to — s; superfine, 36s to 37s — Malt, 54s to 58s ; tine, 58s to 60s.— Peas, Hog, 33s to 35s ; Maple, 34s to 36s; white, 33s to 35s ; Boilers, 37s to38s.— Beans, small, 38s to 40s; old, 44s to 48s; Ticks, 30s to 35s, old, 40s to 42s; Harrow,— s to— s Oats, feed, 18s to 22s ; fine, 24s to 26s; Poland, 24a to 26s ; fine, 27s to 28s; Potatoe, 27s to 28s ; fine, 29s to 30s Bran, perquarter, 9s Od to 10s Od.— Pollard, fine, per ditto, 14s. 20s. J. CARSTAIRS, Sen. Original Teacher and Inventor of the New System of Writing. Sold by T. Prout, 229, Strand, London, price Is. I£ d. and 2s. 9d, per box; and by Maher, Wood, Shillitoe, Sumner and Portal, Collinsand Co., Humphries, Smith, Suffield, Flewitt, Edwards, Gazette and Advertiser offices; Shillitoe, ( late Cowell,) Westbromwich ; Turner and Hollier, and Morris, Dudley ; Valentine and Thorsby, Walsall; Marnier and Co., and Simpson, Wolverhampton; Davis, Atherstone; Morgan, Lichfield; Harding, Shiffnall; Pennell and S ewart, Kid- derminster; Morris, Bevvdley; Maund, Bromsgrove; Har- per, Hodgkinson, Bayley and Roberts, Warwick; and most of the agents for the celebrated " Blair's Gout and Rheu- matic Pills," one of whom is to be found in every town in the kingdom. Dr. DE SANCTIS'S RHEUMATIC AND GOUT PILLS. Prepared by Bartholomew de Sanctis, M. D., Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, London. THE unfailing' efficacy of Dr. De Sanctis's Pills for the cure of Gout and Rheumatism, has been tried in an extensive practice, and their uniform success fully warrants Dr. De Sanctis in offering them for general use, as a specific, and the only one for the cure of GOUT, RHEUMATISM, RHEUMATIC GOUT, LUMBAGO, PAINS IN THE FACE, & c. Dr. De Sanctis is determined not to confine the use of these invaluable pills any longer to the sphere of his ac quaintance, but has caused it to be laid before the public in the form of a Patent Medicine, but be trusts that bis long tried, and he hopes, well merited medical reputation, will secure him from any charge of empiricism, and not allow this most invaluable remedy ( in the discovery of which he has devoted the greater part of his life and a large for- tune) to be classed among quack medicines. Suffice it to say, that these pills do not contain Colchi- cum or any other deleterious drug, they are perfectly inno- cent, and may be administered to the most delicate indi- viduals. The dose is one pill every eight hours until cured, the first dose will begin to mitigate the most violent attack within four of its administration; and a patient writhing under the most malignant attack of Gout or Rheumatism, may rely on its removal within forty- eight hours. Dr. De Sanctis lays before the public the following letters from some of his patients, which speak a higher eu- logium on the efficacy of the medecine than any represen- tation he could make himself. Brighton. Sir,—< I'he wonderful efficacy of your wonder working medicine is almost incredible; fifteen years ago I was attacked with acute Rheumatism, from having slept in a damp bed while travelling in Flanders, the torture arising from which lias been of the most ago- nizing description, for although at intervals I have been free from pain ( had it been incessant I must have put an end to my existence) I have been more or less subject to it ever since, and when the at- tacks came 011 I felt as though I was being torn asunder. In fifteen hours from the first dose of your Pills ( but mind I took two of them) I was materially relieved, and at the expiration of a week I had not the slightest trace of my enemy left; as you decline to let me have the prescription inconsequence of your intention of introducing it as a Patent Medicine, you are free to publish this communication if you think proper, for the Pills deserve to be generally known. I am, sir, your obedient servant W. WEST. To Dl'. De Sanctis. ; Miss Wilkins has been entirely cured of a Rheumatic affection in the hip, which Miss W. has long been a snft'erer from, by the use of Dr. De Sanctis's Pills, after several other remedies she tried had failed. Sir,— I think that without a single exception I have suffered more from Gout than any other individual ever endured, the pain has been so intense ( without the slightest diminution) for three and four weeks at a time, that I have frequently been obliged to have a nurse by me day and night, striking my foot with a stick, to mode- rate the pain by inflicting another, until I have sometimes had my foot so black that it has not recovered its colour for months; at the commencement of the last attfck I procured some of your Pills, and to my very great satisfaction they immediately relieved me and pre- vented its further inroad, and I have now been free from it for eighteen months. I am, yours very truly. To Dr. De Sanctis. FRANCIS HEATH. Mr. Smith's compliments to Dr. De Sanctis, and begs to communi- cate to him that he found the most speedy relief from the use of his Pilis, and was entirety cured in three days. Dublin. Sir,— Your Rheumatic and Gout Pills are certainly a most effica- cious Medicine; I have been a severe sufferer from Cold Rheuma- tism, which the Faculty have told tne was always difficult of cure, It certainly has been difficult with me, for, for fifteen years I have fluctuated from bad toworseand worse to better, I have placed my- self in the hands of twenty. five Medical Men who pursued as many different modes fo treatment without any permanent effect, a fortu- nate circumstance introduced some of your Pills to me, a few months since, which entirely cured me, and thank God have not had a re. lapse since, I therefore think it but justice to you, to offer you my testimony of their efficacy, and 1 recommend all Gouty and Rheu. maticsubjects never to be without them.— Your's& c. To Dr. De Sanctis. _ JACOB JOHNSON. Cheltenham. Dear Sir,— When your name was mentioned to me by a friend, I certainly was sceptical of your being able to afford ineany more relief than such as I had before obtained; but your most invaluable Pills have certainly cured me, and had I not obtained them, I as certainly should have been before this a corpse. I have been for five and forty years a martyr to the horrid complaint of Gout, which in sufferings must be equal to the torments of hell, and during this long period I have tried every Remedy that money could procure or the most eminent Medicai talent could suggest. I have taken Colchieum in every form, and in very large doses, hoth with and without Opium, but unfortunately found the more Medicine 1 took, the more fre- quently the attacks returned, increasing in violence every time, and each attack becoming of longer duration, frequently of late from six weeks to two months, the most powerful remedies having at last failed to exert any influence ou the complaint, the delay that occurred in consequence of my having to write to you ere I could ob- tain the Pills, allowed the complaint to increase more than it had ever done before, for both my legs, which of late years have been attackedsimultaneously, and swelled to the size of my head, on the last occasion swelled up my thighs, and but for the timely arrival of your Pills no doubt would have got into my stomach and then as our immortal poet says, " In a coffin I'd pop'd off" instead of being here to return you my most grateful, sincere, and heartfelt thanks; the effect produced by your most inestimable Pilis was wonderful; in a short time after taking the first dose I fancied my- self easier, but made up my mind to refer it only to a false confi. dence ; but my astonishment was excessive when at the end of six hours I found the swelling begin to diminish, and in five days 1 found myself completely cured, and without any of those symptoms of lassitude and debility beingleft behind, which have always lasted for many days after every previous attack for the last ten years. I enclose yon a draft for fifty pounds, and feol it the most useful fee I ever paid for Medical assistance ; I tru « t that if you ever visit this neighbourhood you will not fail to spend a few days with me, and neither means or disposition will be absent from every en- deavour to minister to your enjoyment. Let me hope that many years will elapse ere the Grim Tyrant shall seize you with his icy hand, when if your Patients render that justice thatis due to your invaluable discovery, your remains must be laid among the most eminent of British Worthies 1 am, dear sir, your most sincere well- wisher, and resuscitated patient, WM. LAMBERT. To Dr. De Sanctis. Mr. Wentworth presents his compliments to Dr. De Sanctis, and writes to say that he considers his Pills a harmless but most effica- cious remedy, and shall have great pleasure in recommendingtlieni to the notice of his friends; the particular complaint Mr. Went, worth took them for was Rheumatic Gout in the right hand, which he is very subject to, but which he finds Dr. De Sanctis's Pills iin. mediately remove. Dr. De Sanctis's Pills are sold by appointment, in boxes at 2s. 9d. each, at HANNAY and Co.' s General Patent Medicine Warehouse, 63, Oxford- street, the corner of Wells- street, London; by whom dealers in the country are supplied on liberal terms ; where may also be had HANNAY AND CO.' s INVALUABLE HORSE BLISTER. This most important improvement in the method of blis- tering cattle is prepared by Messrs. Hannay and Co., for and under the immediate inspection of the principal Veteri- nary Surgeon of one of His Majesty's cavalry regiments, who has used it during a period of many years with the most favourable results. Messrs. Hannay and Co begto recom- mend it to the use of their sporting friends and the owners of horses generally, as far superior to any other blister in present use. It has the peculiar properties of not destroy- ing the hair, and never blemishes the part to which it is applied, however frequently it may be used to the youngest foal; and no horse, however high his courage, will ever gnaw it; and the horse on which it has been applied may be immediately turned out to grass without a cradle. It has the invaluable property ( not possessed by any other article) of removing the blemish of a broken knee by re- storing the hair. It has received the most unqualified approbation of some of the most extensive owners of cattle, and only requires to be tried _ to convince the observer of its invaluable properties. Sold in pots at Is. 6d., containing one dressing; pots, 2s. 9d. two dressings; 5s. four dressings. *** The great celebrity of this blister has caused un- principled dealers to counterfeit it. Purchasers must there- fore be particular in seeing that it bears the name and address of '' HANNAY and Co. ,63, Oxford- street," on the label on each pot. The above articles are sold by one or more respectable medicine venders in every town in the kingdom, and any shop that has not got either of them will procure it from London if ordered without any additional charge. Sold by special appointment by M. Maher, 5, Congieve- street, Birmingham; Meridevv, Coventry; Parke, Wolverhamp- ton; Weichman, Northampton; Price and Co., Journal- office, Leicester; Rogers, Stafford; Mort, Newcastle; Stratford, Worcester. FRANKS'S SPECIFIC SOLUTION OF COPAIBA. ACERTAIN and most speedy cure for all Urethra, Discharges, Gleets, Spasmodic Strictures, Irritation of the Kidneys, Bladder, Urethra and Prostate Gland. TESTIMONIALS. From Joseph Henry Green, Esq., F. R. S., one of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons, Surgeon to St. Thomas's Hospital, and Professor of Surgery in King's College, London, " I have made trial of Mr. Franks's Solution of Copaiba, at St: Thomas's Hospital, in a variety of cases of discharges iu the male and female, and the results warrant my stating, that it is an effica- cious remedy, and one which does not produce the usual unpleasant effects of Copaiba. ,„ , . , ( Signed,) JOSEPH HENRY GREEN. 46, Lincoln's. inn- fields, April 25,1835. From Bransby Cooper, Esq., F. R. S, Surgeon to Guy's Hospital, and Lectureron Anatomy, & c.,& c, Mr. Bransby Cooper presents his compliments to Mr. George Franks, and has great pleasure in bearing testimony of the efficacy of his Solution of Copaiba, in Gonorrhsea, for which disease Mr. Cooper has prescribed the Solution in ten or twelve cases with per- fect success. New- street, Spring Gardens, April 13, 1835. From William Hentsch, Esq., House Surgeon to the Free Hospital, Greville- street, Hatton street. My dear Sir,— I have given your medicine in many cases of Go- norrhsea and Gleets, some of which had been many months under other treatment, and can bear testimony to its great efficacy. I have found it to cure in a much shorter time, and with more i. enefit to the general health, than any other mode of treatment I know of ; the generality of cases have been cured within a week from the commencement of taking the Medicine, and some of them in less time than that. Have the goodness to send me another supply. I am, dear sir, your's, very truly, ( Signed) WILLIAM HENTSCH. Greville. street, Hatton- garden, April 15,1835. Prepared only by George Franks, surgeon, 90, Black- tnars- road, and may be bad of his Agents, Barclayand Sons, Farringdon- street, London; Evans, Son and Co., Fenwick- street, Liverpool; Mander, Weaver, and Co., Wolverhamp- ton; at the Medical Hall, 54, Lower Sackville- street, Dub- lin ; of J. and R. Raimes, Leith- walk, Edinburgh; and of all Wholesale and Retail Patent Medicine Venders in the United Kingdom. Sold in bottles at 2s. 9d., 4s. 6d., and lis. each, duty included. Caution— To prevent imposition, the Honourable Com. missioners of Stamps have directed the name of " George Franks, Blackfriats road," to be engraven on the Govern- ment Stamp. N. B. Hospitals, and other Medical Charities, supplied as usual from the Proprietor. IjgT Mr. Franks may be consulted every day, as usual, until Two o'clock. Sold by appointment, by Mr. Maher, 5, Congreve- street, Birmingham; Merridew, Coventry; Owen and Gerdes, Liverpool; Bowman and Law, Manchester; and Deighton and Co., Betterby, York. MULREADDY'S COUGH ELIXIR. ONE dose is sufficient to convince the most scrupu- lous of tlie invaluable and unfailing efficacy of Mul- readdy's Cough Elixir, for the cure of coughs, colds, hoarseness, shortness of breath, asthma, difficulty of breathing, huskiness, and unpleasant tickling in the throat, night cough, with pain on the chest, & c. The paramount superiority of this medicine above every other now in use, for the cure of the above complaints, only requires to be known to prove the passport to its being, ere long, universally made use of for the cure of every description of Pulmonary Affection. To those who are unacquainted with the invaluable pro- perties of Mulreaddy's Cough Elixir, the following letters will exhibit its efficacy: — Manchester, Jan. 2nd, 1835. Dear Sir,— The cough medicine you sent me is certainly a most surprising remedy; six days ago I was unable to breathe, unless with great difficulty, attended with much coughing, which always kept my soft palate relaxed, and in a state of irritation, and the more I coughed the worseit was, andlt, in its own turn, produced a constant excitement of coughing. I am now about, to the wonder of my friends and neighbours, entirely free from cough. One small phial of your inestimable medicine, ten years back, would have saved me not less than £ 3,000 in medical fees, but it would have done more— it would have saved my having had to swallow, from time to time, upwards of a hogshead of their nauseous, and, as they all proved, useless drugs. The agreeable flavour of the medicine is a great recommendation: I think you ought to put it up and sell it to the public, and if any one should doubt its efficacy, refer them tome. I shall have the pleasure of being with you in a few days, when I shall press on your consideration the propriety of making it up for sale; it would prove an enormous fortune to your grand, children. If you make up your mind to do so, as I am what the world styles an idle man, you may enlist me in your service in any way that you think would be useful. But 1 should advise you to place the management in the hands of one of the great medicine houses in London. Hannay's, in Oxford. street, are b'eingadvertised in all the papers here, as wholesale agents for Ramsbottom's Corn Solvent, which, by the bye, my girls all say is really a cure, and many other medicines. I should say this would be a very good house, Oxford street being one of the most public situations in Lon- don. All join me iu kind remembrance to yourself and Mrs. M. Believe me, yours, very truly, T. Mulreaddy, Esq. ' ROBERT GRANT. Golden Lion Hotel, Liverpool. Sir— To my astonishment, the other day, I had a visit from my old and esteemed friend, Mr. Hughes, whom I had notseen for many years, and still more so was I when, finding that I had a severe cough, he drew forth from his pocket a phial, a portion of the con- tents of which he insisted upon my swallowing instanter, and left me the remainder, which I also took, and in the course of twenty- four hours I found myself quite freefrom even any tendency towards coughing; he now tells me that you are his oracle of health; 1, therefore, beg leave to present my report at head- quarters, with many thanks, and trust that I may be able to prevail on you to let me have half, or a whole pint of the medicine to stow in my sea. chest, as I sail again for America in about ten days, and if 1 can, in return, afford you any service on the other side of tne Arantic, I am at your command. T. W. BUCHANAN. Master of the Brig Nancy, of Orleans. T. Mulreaddy, Esq. Birkenhead, Jan., 1835. Dear Sir,— The bottle of Medicine you left for me the other day has greatly relieved the wheezing I have been so long subject to ; and I do not now find the cold produce the sensation it used previous to taking your medicine; it used formerly to nip me on going out, and I seemed as though 1 had a string run through my boay, and * he breast and backbones were drawn together. If you will be so good as to give me another bottle, I am sure it will work a perfectcure. I am, sir, your most obedient servant, T. Mulreaddy, Esq. NICHOLAS BROWN. Dear Sir,— The effect of your medicine, in curing our children of the Hooping Cough, has been like magic, for which I, and Mrs. Wilson in particular, return our grateful acknowledgments, and the little W's shall not fail, ere long, to thank you in person. Rely on it, in our family you will be styled doctor in future. Believe me, yours very sincerely, J. WILSON. Liverpool, Dec., 1834. My dear Sir,— You most assuredly deserve the thanks of society for presenting it with such an invaluable cure for Coughs. For years past, during the winter mouths, and aiways on foggy days, have I heretofore been compelled to confine myself a close and soli- tar y prisoner in ray library, to prevent the possibility of being tempted to join in conversation, the excitement of which always produced sueh violent paroxysms of coughing, that I have been in constant dread of sudden dissolution, by bursting of a blood- vessel. At the commencement of the present season, by your kind liberality, I com- menced takiug the medicine you sent, » nd have taken twelve bottles. After I had taken three, I could respire as vigourously as in the early partof my life, and I now believe that 1 was then perfectly cured— a cure not to have been expected at my advanced age, 80 years— but I persevered in taking it until I had consumed the whole twelve bottles. Your situation in life, I know, places you beyond the necessity of preparing an article of the kind lor sale, but it must and shall be done, and if you neglect to do it, my sincere wish is that you may be lugged out of your retirement, aud compelled totprovide it in quantities equal to the boundless waters; and you may rely upon it, that I, a locomotive proof of its wonderful power, will spare neither time nor trouble to promulgate its efficacy, until you will find your cottage attacked by myriads of my former fellow- sufferers, for a share of your bounty, and I myself now apply for the first, trusting that your goodness will not suffer you to refuse me a pretty considerable quantity, and I promise to distribute it most usefully. Whenever you have made up for sale, send me one thou, sand bottles. Ever your sincere well- wisher, T. Mulreaddy, Esq. W. HUGHES. Chester, 12mo., 1834. Esteemed Friend,— Thou hast my sincere thanks for thy Samaritan present. Thy medicine has had the promised effect, and com- pletely cured my trying cough. If thou wilt let me have a quantity in a large bottle, I will, in return, enter thy name te any charitable institution thou wilt fix ou. Thine, T. Mulreaddy, Eeq. JACOB ROBERTS. Mr. Mulreaddy begs to observe, that to publish copies of he whole of the letters he has rece ived of the above tenor, would require several volumes. The selection here pre- sented he considers quite sufficient, but begs to say, that upon trial of his Cough Elixir, it will give itself the best recommendation. It will be sold by his appointment, whole- sale and retail, by his agents, Messrs. HANNAY and Co., 63, Oxford- street, London ; and retail by every other respecta- ble vender of medicines in bottles at Is. l^ d. each. Ipp0 Purchasers should observe that it'is wrapped up in white paper, on which, in a blue label with white etters, are printed the words,— Mulreaddy's Cough Elixir, pre- pared by Thomas Mulreaddy, Liverpool, and sold by his ap- pointment at Hannay and Co.' s, Patent Medicine Ware- house, 63, Oxford- street, London. Price Is. l% d. and 4s. 6d. Sold wholesale and retail by HANNAY and Co., 63, Oxford street, London, wholesale Patent Medicine Ven- ders and Perfumers to the Royal Family, where the public can be supplied with every patent and public medicine of repute; and also with the perfumes of all the respectable London perfumers, with an allowauce on taking six or more of any other article at the same time. Orders, by post, enclosing a remittance, punctually at- tended to, and the change returned in the parcel, or sdnt to any partol London without extra charge. Sold by appointment by Maher, 5, Congreve- street, and Wood, bookseller, High- street, Birmingham ; Parke, Wolverhampton; Rogers, Stafford; Mort, Newcastle; and Merridew, Coventry. Printed and published by FRANCIS BASSET SHENSTONE FLINDELL, of 128, Bromsgrove- street, at 38, New- street, Birmingham, where letters for the Editor may be ad- dressed, and where Advertisements and Orders will be re ceived. ( All descriptions of Jobbingcarefully andexpedi- tiously executed.) Agents in London : Messrs. NEWTOK and Co., 5, Warwick- square; Mr. BARKER, 33, Fleet- street; Mr. RKYNKLL, Chancery- lane; Mr. DEACON, 3, Walbrook ; and Mr. HAMMOND, 27, Lombard- street.^ Saturday, April 8, 1837.
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