Huddersfield Chronicle (03/Aug/1850) - page 3

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poETRY. [poetry] TDS. [EDS] BY FRANC - and brown suse [use] pila [pill] ta and the leaves of June que old re as we four, at noon, ere dark ossy [iss] Toots sat down, ue jodlarks [clerks] gang, and our talk was free where the forest's heart should be, wh of different moods and years were we. qTroug [trough] ories [tries] came old ent [end] shades and the breezeless [breeze less] day n on the woodlands lay, and theme a Oe at cach [each] in that forest dell own heart's trust to tell, sere who had loved well. friends; tale of Lis [Is] e were th Were iad [aid] 3 sud [sid] som [some] J will have friends, ae is rich in kindred now, 1 me blythe [Blyth] of heart and brow ; fortune len [le] ae aie [are] ee my youth's glad cheer, ei that such to men are dear, sat sa ili [ii] fows [foes] where its course is clear, Fort cL r Jove st jends, [ends, said one, ave Lad friends, J have -ried [red] some, and fortune more, But hee [her] that stood when the storm was sore gd thes [the] 4 Aut [At] off be fore the sun 14 Fe ome [one] on TY faith had firmer hold- [holding] ie yung. [young] but now they are far and old- [Oldfield] Tie put their place is low and coid. [cod] prave [prove] Bere Qne [One] sla [la] for my por [or] pd they ca i singly one said, Ob a friend-twas a strange mistake paae [page] i . 'poor false world like this to make- [make nay] nay how our friendship sped st but my days are lone, ae veary [very] the waning years are grown sm he yanitr [sanitary] ofthat [of that] trust was known. Since He YES ake [ale] low but clear- [clean] ne a ar though there long hath been rs cause for doubt and change between ; ee wil not strive or fear- [fear] be sower's tous [Tours] have a time of sheaves, ro ehe [the] Juve [June] that sees not yet believes - ps i ars [as] eaves. Hath 2s sure return as the stars and leaves. &, freely spake each heart, ; h its native tongue, the wisdom taught chit srondrous [sundries] school of life and thought qwen [went] learn apart ; and which came nearest to the way a the strong old truth, let sages aay, [say] cer [er] tuke [tue] note of a minstrel's lay. x FIRESIDE READINGS. a oward [ward] of work well done is the having done it. moral coward, seeking to hide the pusil- [pupil- Psalm] mar of his mind. by affecting a corporeal courage. not in anger it is whetting a sword to wound si wn breast, or to murder thy friend. ne people take more care to hide their wisdom ' thar [that] folly. cau [ca] know mankind without having lived alter- [alter] A trencher and a ee palace and in a cottage. a pate must be equally familiar. ene pot over your daily lot, but regard all your Repme [Rome] not 2 7 a say solely a8 symbol at bottom, it does not signify we make pots or dishes. portion of our system which receives the f attention of Messrs. Somebody, Anybody, and cxlods, [colds] while Nobody cares for the soul. ye jg nothing which a vulgar mind so unhesita- [inherit- inherit] ; seizes on for sarcasm as the endeavour of a poor oa anpear [appear] a gentleman. Tye man who fawns upon the great is apt to lose no of making himself amends, by playing the auong [along] those who will let him, A Satsact [Strict] Procession.-It was formerly the custom of the buchers [butchers] of Kénigsberg, [Augsburg] in Prussia, to draw throuh [through] the streets of the town on New Year's day, to the sound of trumpets and kettle-drums, a sausage of sque [sue] hundreds of ells in length. One of the most re- [readable] of these processions is thus described by an eve witness. On the first of January, 1601, the of Kénigsberg [Augsburg] marched gloriously, with drums beating, fifes whistling, and banners of green and white funermg [funeral] gaily. Their leader carried in his hand a spit, decorated with feathers and ribands. [bands] One hundred and three journermen [journeyman] dragged the noble sausage, which ueasured [assured] 1.005 ells on each side ran guards to protect i, When they reached the royal castle, his princely grace was presented with one hundred and thirty ells. Thence they proceeded to the Séwenicht, [swinish] where they were received with many honours by the bakers, and dewined [Edwin] as guests. To them they presented a portion ofthe [of the] sausage, and the day closed with festivities which rere [ere] proluuged [prolonged] far into the night. This sausage weighed egut [gut] hundred and eighty-five pounds eighty-one hams, we intestines of hogs, one ton and a-half of alt, the same quantity of beer, and eighteen pounds of epper upper] Were required to make it, and it cost two days wak [wake] to three master butchers, and eighty-seven jowneymen. [journeyman] 4 Moturr's [Mature's] Love.-There are few objects of contem- [cont- contemplation] jlation [Lotion] more melaucholy [melancholy] than the waste of human love Thich [Which] the aspect of this world presents-of deep, tender, untiring. disinterested love, bestowed in such a as meets no adequate return; and what must the harvest gathered in, to a mother's faithful bosom, Wun [Win] she finds that she has reared up children who are 'wreined [refined] to share her humble cares, too learned, and 'wo cever [ever] to waste their talent on a sphere of thought aud [and] action like her own, and too much engaged in the pursuits of intellectual attainments ever to think of her & to whom do we look for consolation when the blight sickness or sorrow falls upon our earthly peace, but And who but a mother is invited to alare [Clare] Set ailictions [elections] or trials If the stigma of worldly sittin [sitting] fall upon us, we fly to a mother's love for Vat wancle [Winkle] of charity which is denied to us elsewhere. ii wore honoured and distinguished associates we have joy, but the bitter tears of experience are finer a mother's bosom. W e keep for our summer inclleesul [inclusive] dousing story, the brilliant witticism, or the the ule [le] of intercourse but we tell toa [to] mother's ear ital th our aistress [distress] and the history of our wrongs. wither' to the weakness of humanity, a duel Non om is sorely taxed why then should not winld [wind] ary [art] the noble feeling to say before the Thier [Their] to let their actions speak the same language, lies earliest and best friend fie NG A Mexicay [Mexican] some distance from thousands of cattle were now browsing toon the assy [says] lev [le] J oO ho 'Y Jevel, [Level] their spotted flanks, and long rie [tie] of Sn as, showing their descent from the famous fet. [get] bulls, Some of them straggling from Mie [Me] erd, [ed] rambled thr [the] ch he ae shed C under the 4 'rough the mottes, mottoes, or lay stretc [street] dels [des] were é a of some isolated palm-tree. Ox- [Excuse] we tneir [their] cheerful but monotonous te herd. mae s of horses and mules mingled with Cag [Ca] we could distinguish a couple of leather- [leather if] if haat [hat] galloping from point to point on their lye. dashed igs. [is] These, as we appeared upon the Stow the Cut after a wild buil [built] that had just escaped Corral. AN fix . 2d the a e-the vaqueros, the mustangs, 'lowing way CPt [Capt] Over the prairie like'wind, the bull th valk [Vale] 'th rage and terrgx [terrace while the vaqueros Te stead 'is Tear, al irly [orly their long lassos. ; a wi yh ' Sarthe [Hearth] oe black hair 'floating in the wind-their leon he faces-their high Spanish hats-their lige, [line] jin [in] line nets buttoned up the sides-their Ler [Lee] dot sak [ask] i and tie ornamental trappings of of then, il these, combined with the perfect er dashing steeds, and the wild excitement n Which they were engaged, rendered them interest and we halted a moment ge He result. The bull came rushing past, neg, of i [C] Chas 1. Se Sects pe tities [cities] of Bp ty LY paces f ty, tie ke of where we stood, snorting with rage, Ubon Upon] bn, JOS high in the air-his pursuers 'uched [touched] js. At this moment, one of the vaqueros down ow Which, floating gracefully out, SY not a one horn. Seeing this, the vaquero th 1s horse, but sate facing the bull, and Sts [St] ang [an] TPC [TC] to run out. It was soon carried dine the an checking the animal, it slipped eae [ear] horn, and spun out into theair. [their] The ke hoary now flung his lasso with more success. AVOp, [Avon] skilfully yor [or] aud [and] projected, shot out like an ith [it] the an 'raced both horns in its curving noose. horse. buri [burn] Ness of thought, the vaquero wheeled hg his thick his spurs deep into his flanks, and, x, me Tue saddle, galloped off in an oppo- [op- opposite] Nite [Note] gy', The bull dashed on as before. In a Fl the glia [gil was stretched. The sudden jerk bay ay Tmt [Tm] to vibrate like a bow string, and the the the Ss on the grass The shock almost it tine whe [the] tang [tan] upon his flanks, The bull lay for a Pay yy, Te he had fallen then, making an effort, vey [very] He War and looked around him with a bewildered fhe [he] Tolled His eye, flashing with jt his home uutil [until] it fell upon the rope leading Td witha [with] the saddle, and, suddenly lowering te wh Tas [As] 'oar he rushed upon the vaquero. Spurs inte [inter] hie been expecting this attack, drove Drain; Mustang, and started in full gallop On followed the bull, sometimes ict [it] inter le on between him and his enemy ; Fede [Fee Upon hie h e lariat tightening, would almost O80, [O] the cad. After running for a hundred at righ, [right] weiner [Wiener] Suddenly wheeled, and gallop- [gallop tum] tum to his former course. Before nd flung pie the lariat again tightened instant an 4 i upon his side. This time he IR fresh pup ent [end] Springing to his fect, [fact] he a ursuit. [suit] The second vaquero now on ter, [te] sna [san] bull rushed past, launched his Ye go the noose Ged [Ge] him around one of the legs, og YS Complore [Comp lore is ancle. [Lance] 'This time the bull oe that etely [Italy] Over, an vit [it] 1 Yas [As] fa d, with such a violent ied bo UP and, be cad. One of the vaqueros rode ba oe Of the over in the saddle, unfas- [infuse- infusing] Cina [China] to his any Mud let the animal free. The 2 i Than looking around in the most Corral.- [Corral] Reid's Rifle Rangers. 1850. 3 Preserves keep better b i than y the following meth any other we know of -Instead of the old wap [ap] of randy paper first, and then tying them down, cut paper to fit, and dip it in the ive [vie] Oi paste Ge paper over the jar. It i 1 and this jelly or jam keeps far better. Tee trouble, am ke, The great secret in preserving fruit is in boiling it sufficient i the quantity of sugar used.- [used] Lady's Newspaper' notin [Norton] Mr. George Dawson, speaking of th at a public meeting last week The had the detestable meanness to take a little out of his workmen's sugar, or filch- [filch somewhat] somewhat from his tea, was about on a level with the dirty urchin who stood suck- [sucking] ing the ends of the lollipop he had been commissioned to purchase, or the slipshod slattern h ho stood at the corner of the street y wench w tress's beer. to take a sip at her mis- [is- Miss] A WILL-The following sj i v singular will proved at York, in the year of our Lord 1771 The is my last will, I insist on it still so sneer on and wel- [well- welcome] come, and e'en laugh your fill. I, William Hickrington, [Harrington] free as I ha my cash and my cattle, with every chattel, to have and to hold, come heat or come cold, sans hind strife, though thou art not my wife. As wiffiees [wife's] uy hand, just here as I stand, this twelfth day of J uly [July] in re year seventy. William Hickrington. -Hull [Harrington. -Hull] Adver- [Aver- Adverse] Svcar.-The [Scar.-The .-The] origin of the name, and the history of the sugar cane, is generally given as follows The name sugar is derived from its ancient name of saccha- [Scotch- saccharine] Spe [Se] aah being corrupted into sucre, [sure] or as it is in Sh, acucar, [Accra] gives our word s Originally the plant was found in Asia, and ann introduced ints [inst] the West Indies by Columbus and his followers. In appearance it is a jointed reed of from six to twelve, or even fifteen feet high, and of various thicknesses, of which an average may be said to be two inches, From the expressed juice of this reed is the sugar de- [derived] rived, the canes being passed through rollers, placed Sometimes perpendicularly, but more frequently hori- [horn- horizontally] zontally, [dentally] and driven either by steam, horse, water, or mule power, but much more frequently, in the West Indies, by a windmill. The expressed juice being run down into the boiling-house, it is there, after under- [undergoing] going a certain process to temper and cleanse it, sub- [subjected] jected [ejected] to processes of skimming in coppers, or other pans, the heat being gradually increased, in the suc- [such- successive] cessive [excessive] pans, until it reaches the boiling point in the last pan or boiler, called in the English colonies, the teache. [teacher. By these operations the juice is cleansed and the water evaporated and when sugar begins to granu- [grand- granulate] late, or rather when granulation has proceeded a suffi- [suffer- sufficient] cient [cent] length, it is poured into coolers, whence it is removed into hogsheads, in which it is allowed to stand for at least fourteen days or three weeks, to allow the molasses to run out of it; after all which it is ready for shipment and sale.- [sale] Baird's Impressions of the West In- [Indies] dies and North America in 1849. Ancient Recutations [Recitations] 1x LivErPoot.-The [Liverpool.-The] police regulations, if not all very good, were at least sufficiently minute. Alchouses [Almshouses] were ordered to be cur- [curtailed] tailed in number, and to be licensed wine was only to be sold retail by licensed dealers, of whom there were two, each of whom paid 3 6s. 8d. for his license ; bachelors were not allowed to walk out after nine o'clock without lawful business bowling alleys were voted im- [in- immoral] moral and put down so were gaming-houses, with more reason two honest men, afterwards increased to four, were appointed to keep order in the corn market cud- [cudgels] gels were not to be carried in the streets; chiders [Chivers] and scolders [soldiers] were to be fined and imprisoned, and if other- [otherwise] wise incurable, to be ducked the side of a house built too slightly was to be pulled down, and to be made lawful fire was not to be carried from house to house, except it was covered up gorse stacks were not to be built near houses, for fear of fire a man having married two wives was ordered to leave the town, and to take his second wife with him; some unlucky vagabonds described as the wanderers with the hobby-horse, were ordered to be put in the stocks at the high cross; no jugglers, players, or showmen, were to exhibit or perform without permission from the mayor; watch and ward was to be kept at night until four in the morning, and parties not keeping watch in their turn were to be fined inmates or lodgers were not to be received, and no one was to lodge a stranger for more than one night, without giving notice to the mayor; strangers visited with pestilence were to avoid the towy, [town] and those suspected of having the plague, or any other dangerous disease, were removed to huts or cabins built on the common, where they were placed in quarantine, until they recovered or died all roads were ordered to be mended by statute labour, and the streets were to be cleaned once a week.-Baines's History of Liverpool. THE BLIND CLERK oF THE LonDon [London] Post OFrFIcE.- [Office.- Office] The duty of solving all the enigmas, and of deciphering the astonishing specimens of writing that are continu- [continue- continuously] ously [isl] afflicting the inland post-office, is imposed upon a gentleman selected from all the sorting-clerks, and who, from being gifted with extraordinary memory, very sharp wits, and, above all, with what Mr. Samuel Weller termed a pair of patent double-million-magnifying-gas- [gas microscopes] microscopes-of-hextra-power [microscopes-of-extra-power -of-hextra-power] eyes, is gravely distin- [distinct- distinguished] guished [gushed] throughout the department, as well as in its books, by the title of The Blind Man. Accordingly, to his little desk, five feet long, two broad, modestly leaning against the wall of a small chamber close to the foreign room, and adjoining the large double sorting hall, are brought all the letters which every sorter has, in despair, chucked into his blind pigeon-hole; and as, gazing for several minutes at nothing but the blind man's back, we beheld one basket full of botherations [botheration] after another brought to him, we could not-when we considered that this badgering is mercilessly continued throughout every day, week, month, and year-of his life-help wondering why the Society for the Preven- [Prevent- Prevention] tion [ion] of Cruelty to Animals has not yet come to his rescue. No one, however, who has watched the facility with which every compositor in a printing-office can read bad writing, would be much surprised at the ease with which the blind man gets over that portion of his troubles. And again, as almost any person can readily learn to understand broad Yorkshire, broad Devon- [Devonshire] shire, broad Scotch, or any other patois, so it is not, on reflection, surprising that a gentleman of ready abilities should, in due time, learn to decipher broad writing [writing] such as sromfredevi, remunerative, for Sir Humphry Davy Ner [Ne] the Wises, for near Devizes Biley [Bailey] Rikey, [Riley, for Billeri- [Bill- Billericay] cay Steghelhester [Chesterfield] Sussexese, [Sussex, for Chichester, Sussex; Wardling-street, [Warding-street] Noher [Her] Londer [Loner] Brutz [Brute] Schibseed, [subside, for Watling-street, near London Bridge, Cheapside Wharan Waring] Que ner [ne] Ne Weasal [Weal] Pin Tin, for Wareham Quay, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, &c. But where the direction is incorrect or, as in the generality of cases (especially in circular tracts addressed by religious societies to our clergy at their parish rectories, vicarages. &c.), the post towns are omitted, the difficulty is not only clearly evident, but it at first appears to be insuperable never- [nevertheless] theless, [helpless] in attentively watching the blind man's back, it is astonishing to observe how easily and fluently he does his work. Fora considerable time he is to be seen, evidently from memory, writing post-haste the omitted post towns on each letter, as rapidly as he can handle them. Now and then, as if his gas-lamp had, without any apparent reason, half fainted away, he holds a letter before him for afew [few] moments, turning it a little on this side, and then on that, until he suddenly deciphers it. In extreme cases, he is occasionally obliged con- [convulsively] vulsively [lively] to scratch the side of his head, just above his right ear, for half a second, with the sharp-pointed black holder of his iron pen; however, on he goes, placing occasionally beside him, at the left extremity of his desk, those letters for which reference to his little library, arranged before him, is necessary; and thus, with the help of about half-a-dozen thick well-thumbed books, and of an intelligent assistant who sits beside him, he usually manages by the evening mail, or, at all events, by that of the following day, to despatch the mass of mysteries which have been so mercilessly im- [in- imposed] posed upon him.-Quarterly Review. Tue Liticant's [Applicant's] CHaracreR.-But [Character.-But] though he was thus kept out of his property, he was provided with that constant occupation and excitement, which, after all, is no mean instalment of happiness. He was full of bustle and business;-one of those men who are constantly arriving from the country with brown paper parcels under their arms, and in the greatest hurry to depart again giving themselves little time to eat, drink, think, or talk, taking pleasure with a sigh, and in every indif- [India- indifferent] ferent [front] act in their lives regretting time lost from the d pursuit in which they are invariably found operose [propose] nihil [nil] agentes. [Agents] He knew the purlieus of the inns and courts of law as well as a sexton knows his graveyard, better, indeed, for there lay buried his own hopes and fortunes. Term after term he took his seat on the back benches, nervously cutting a pencil, and waiting for the cause to come on. He knew all the counsel by sight, and at times would enter into conversation with a junior, to whom he would state his case in confidence, and have his opinion. He knew the merits of all the leaders, and would point out his man, in whom he felt a sort of property, and who, having seen him at consultations, would bow to him at times as he passed to and fro. At nights the litigant would sit in the darkest corner of the coffee-room at his hotel, away from the fire and lights, around which the comfortable country guests nestled, as they sipped their grog. Then it was that the brown paper parcel was mente [monte] an proved to be full of law papers, over w ch he would pore for hours, making notes and calculations cn a strip paper, which he invariably read over and tore up on cd following morning. Sometimes a jovial old fellow, who had been staying in the house longer than usual, stung into a frenzy of good fellowship, would make a clumsy effort to get acquainted with him, and would 6 courteous repulse; after which he would go to the play, in sheer despair at the idea of anyone being Fr lonely and miserable as his neighbour and when he returned late to his oysters and examined the waiter on the subject, he would hear, that the gentleman who sat in number one was the gentleman who had the lawsuit. And so for years Joshua Doubts lived on, answering to the name of number one, and known in his old hotel as the gentleman who had the law- [lathe] the description was no longer applicable. The suit was atanend. [attend] The estate had travelled up through all the courts, as a body rises in the air-sometimes borne in one direction, sometimes in another, by the adverse currents of decision, but always the higher it rose feel- [feeling] ing more and more the pressure upon it from without. It came at length to the last tribunal. In the last but one, the decision had gone in Mr. Doubt's favour here it went against him. He was cast beyond appeal. Away went estate, hope, and occupation. He tried for a time to continue to interest himself in the courts, but it would not do, he had no cause coming on. The very ushers seemed to be aware of his defeat. A man can- [cannot] not long indulge in excitement with impunity. After a time its countenance and cessation became equally des- [destructive] tructive. [instructive] Joshua fell first into melancholy, then into sickness. At length he took to his bed. Still he pored over the contents of the brown paper parcel, and the more he did so, the more he became convinced that the right was with him, but there was no other human court to which he could up his appeal, and so-he died.-Denton Hall. ony [on] uP bee A great philosopher may sit in his study and deny the existence of matter; but if he takes a walk in the streets, he must take care to leave his theory behind him. Pyrro [PRO] said there was no such thing as pain; and he saw no proof that there were such things as carts and waggons and he refused to get out of their way ; but Pyrro [PRO] had, fortunately for him, three or four stout slaves, who followed their master, without following his doctrine and whenever they saw one of these ideal machines approaching, took him up by the arms and legs, and without attempting to controvert his argu- [argue- arguments] ments, [rents] put him down in a place of Sirith's [Spirit's] Moral Philosophy. THE NationaL [National] Dance or Huncary.-We [Henry.-We] had an opportunity this evening of secing [seeing] the Hungarian national dance very well performed. A lady and gentleman stand up, and dance opposite each other the gentleman cominences [commences] a variety of contortions, gradually increasing from calm to wild, jumping about in all manner of forms, and making innumerable steps; while the lady seems to keep up a sort of running accompaniment very modest in its gestures, and always retiring as her partner advances. The dance becomes quicker and' quicker as it goes on, till at last the gentleman seizes his partner in his arms, whirls her round and round, quits her, again seizes her, and, again whirling round, at last conducts her toa [to] seat quite exhausted with fatigue. To me it seems the most pantomimic of any dance I know it is impossible not to see the courtship of the lover, the coy reserve of the maiden, the gradual yielding of her reserve, the final triumph of love, and the wild joy it excites, in the various movements of the dance. I cannot say it isan [isa] elegant dance; but it is full of expression, and requires no slight agility to perform it well.-Paget's Hungary and Transylvania. Hixts [Sixth] asout [about] BepRooms.-Their [Bedrooms.-Their] small size and their lowness render them very insalubrious, and the case is rendered worse by close windows and thick curtains and hangings, with which the beds are often so carefully surrounded as to prevent the possibility of the air being renewed. The consequence is, that we are breath- [breathing] ing vitiated air during the greater part of the night; that is, during more than a third part of our lives; and thus the period of repose which is necessary for the renovation of our mental and bodily vigour, becomes a source of disease, and always much less refreshing than when enjoyed in a well ventilated apartment; it often happens, indeed, that such repose, instead of being followed by renovated strength and activity, is succeeded by a degree of heaviness and languor which is not overcome until the person has been some time in a purer atmosphere. Nor is this the only evil arising from sleeping in an ill-ventilated apartment. When it is known that the blood undergoes most important changes in its circulation through the lungs by means of the air which we breathe, and that these vital changes can only be effected by the respiration of pure air, it will be easily understood how the healthy functions of the lungs must be retarded [regarded] by inhaling for many suc- [such- successive] cessive [excessive] hours the vitiated air of our bedrooms, and how the health must be retarded [regarded] by inhalling [calling] for many suc- [such- successive] cessive [excessive] hours the vitiated air of our bedrooms, and how the health must he as effectually destroyed by respiring impure air living on unwholesome or innutritious food. In the case of children and young persons pre- [predisposed] disposed to consumption it is of still more urgent con- [consequence] sequence that they should breathe pure air by night as well as by day, by securing a continual renewal of the air in their bedrooms, nurseries, schools, &c. Let a mother who has been made anxious by the sickly looks of her children, go from pure air into their bedroom in the morning before a door or a window has been open- [opened] ed, and remark the state of the atmosphere, the close, oppressive, and often fetid, odour of the room, and she may cease to wonder at the sickly aspect of her children. Let her pay a similar visit some time after means have been taken, by the chimney ventilator or otherwise, to secure a full supply and continual renewal of the air in the bedrooms during the night, and she will be able to account for the more healthy appearance of her children, which is sure to be the consequence of supplying them with pure air to breathe.- [breathe] Sir J. Clark. FaLLen [Fallen] FamI.ies.-The [] story of the Gargraves [Hargreaves] is a melancholy chapter in the romance of real life. For full two centuries, or more, scarcely a family in York- [Yorkshire] shire enjoyed a higher position. Its chiefs earned dis- [distinction] sinction [sanction] in peace and war; one died in France, master of the ordnance to King Henry V.; another, a soldier too, fell with Salisbury, at the siege of Orleans; and a third filled the speaker's chair in the House of Com- [Commons] mons. ' Thomas Gargrave, the speaker's eldest son, was hung at York, for murder; and his half brother, Sir Richard, endured a fate only less miserable. The splendid estate he inherited he wasted by the most wan- [wanton] ton extravagance, and at length reduced himself to ab- [abject] ject [jet] want. His excesses, says Mr. Hunter, in his History of Doncaster, are still, at the expiration of two centuries, the subject of village tradition, and his attach- [attachment] ment [men] to gaming is commemorated in an old painting, long preserved in the neighbouring mansion of Bads- [Bad- Badsworth] worth, in which he is represented playing at the old game of put, the right hand against the left, for the stake of acup [cup] of ale. The close of Sir story is as lamentable as its course. An utter bankrupt in means and reputation, he is stated to have been reduced to travel with the pack horses to London, and was at last found dead in an old hostelry He had married Ca- [Catherine] therine, [therein] sister of Lord Danvers, and by her left three daughters. Of the descendants of his brothers, few par- [particulars] ticulars [particulars] can be ascertained. Not many years since, a Mr. Gargrave, believed to be one of them, filled the mean employment of parish clerk of Kippax.-A similar me- [melancholy] lancholy [melancholy] narrative applies to another great Yorkshire house. Sir William Reresby, [Crosby] Bart. son and heir of the celebrated author, succeeded at the death of his father, in 1689, to the beautiful estate of Thryberg, [Throng] in York- [Yorkshire] shire, where his ancestors had been seated, uninter- [United- uninterruptedly] ruptedly, [rapidly] from the time of the Conquest, and he lived to see himself denuded of every acre of his broad lands. Le Neve states, in his MSS. [MISS] preserved in the Heralds' College, that he became a tapster in the King's Bench Prison, and was tried and imprisoned for cheating in 1711. He was alive in 1727, when Wotton's account of the baronets was published. In that work, he is said to be reduced to a low condition. At length he died in great obscurity, a melancholy instance how low pursuits and base pleasures may sully the noblest name, and waste an estate gathered with labour and preserved by the care of a race of distinguished progenitors. Gaming was amongst Sir William's follies, particularly that lowest specimen of the folly, the fights of game cocks. The tradition at Thrybergh is (for his name is not quite forgotten) that the fine estate of Dennaby [Denby] was staked and lost on a single main. Sir William Reresby [Crosby] was not the only baronet who disgraced his order at that feriod. [period] In 1722, Sir Charles Burton was tried at the Old Bailey for stealing a seal, pleaded poverty, but was found guilty, and sentenced to transportation, which sentence was afterwards commuted to a milder punishment.- [punishment] Burke's Anecdotes of the Aristocracy. Tue HiPPopoTaMmus's [Hippopotamus's] BED-FELLOW.-During the voyage our fat friend attached himself yet more strongly to his attendant and interpreter, Hamet [Hamer] indeed, the devotion to his person which this assiduous and thoughtful person had manifested from his first promotion to the office had been oi a kind to secure such a result from any one at all aeces- [aes- accessible] sible to kindly affections. Hamet [Hamer] had commenced by sieeping [sleeping] side by side with his charge in the house at Cairo, and adopted the same arrangement for the night during the first week of the voyage to England. Finding, however, as the weather grew warmer, and the hippopotamus bigger and bigger, that this was attended with some inconvenience, Hamet [Hamer] had a hammock slung from the beams immediately over the place where he used to sleep-in fact, just over his side of the bed-by which means he was raised two or three feet above his usual position. Into this hammock got Hamet, [Hamer] and having assured the hippopotamus, both by his voice and by extending one arm over the side, soas [Sons] to touch him, that he was there as usual at his side, and all was right, he presently fell asleep. How long he slept Hamet [Hamer] does not know, but he was awoke by the sensation of a jerk and a hoist, and found himself lying on the bed in his old place, close beside our fat friend. Hamet [Hamer] tried the experiment once more but the same thing again occurred, No sooner was he asleep than the hippopotamus got up- [upraised] raised his broad nose beneath the heaviest part of the ham- [hammock] mock that swung lowest, and, by an easy and adroit toss, itched Hamet [Hamer] clean out. After this, Hamet, [Hamer] acting on his rule ot never thwarting his charge in any thing reason- [reasonable] able, abandoned the attempt of a separate bed, and took up his nightly quarters by his side as betore.-Dickens's [before.-Dickens's] Household Words, No. 19. THE DIFFICULTIES OF AERONAUTICAL STEERING OvER- [Over- Overcome] coME.-At [come.-At .-At] Lowell, on the 4th, Captain Taggard [Haggard] made a balloon ascension with his flying machine attached. He f was up one-and-a-half hours, travelled about seventy-five miles, and showed himself over Dracut, Tewksbury, Haverhill, Reading, Andover, Danvers, lpswich, [Ipswich] George- [Georgetown] town, Lawrence, Methuen, Salem, and other towns. He also went some distance out to sea. On his way back to Lowell, at Middleton, the geering [gearing] to his flying-machine broke. Had not this accident happened he would have landed in or near Lowell, where he started from.- [from] Boston Post. LFORD [LORD] PEEL MEMORIAL.-A meeting of the workin [working] men's committee for the Salford Peel memorial was held on Monday night, at the Albert Inn, near Albert Bridge. Upwards of 46 were given in, making a total, thus far, of 117 6s. 6 d. contributed by the working men of Salford ; but a considerable sum which has been promised remains suit. At length the day came when the latter part of yet uncollected. CREAM. OF PUNCH. THE BURIAL OF THE BILLS. Nota joke was heard, not a troublesome vote, - As the bills into limbo they hurried ; Not en Inglis discharged a farewell shot, er the grave where the Jew Bill was buried. They buried them darkly at dead of night, For bed all the members yearning ; With the aid of the Speaker to keep them right, And Green's parliamentary learning. No vain discussion their life supprest, [suppress] Nor did truth nor talk confound them ; They passed a few, and as for the rest, They burked [Burke] them just as they found them. For most of the Session's task was done, The supplies marked the hour for retiring; And as August drew nigh, each son of a gun, At the grouse, in his dreams, was a-firing. Few and short were the words the said, And the Speaker looked on, without sorrow, To the time when he might get his rest in his bed, Nor a snooze in his chair have to borrow. Mr. Brotherton seemed to be dying for bed, And Disraeli was dreadfully yellow ; And there sat Lord Johnny with harrass [Harris] half dead, Unpitied, [United] the poor little fellow. Lightly they reck [neck] through what troubles he's gone, And for his slow-coaching upbraid him ; But little he cares, so but tight to stick on To the Treasury Bench they will aid him. So they settled the Bills-other folks' and their own- [own never] Never destined to figure in story ; They shed not a tear, and they heaved not a groan, But they burked [Burke] them alike; Whig and Tory Counter-IrrITaTION.- Is [Counter-Irritation.- Is] there any other little ar- [article] ticle [tile] we can show you to-day, Sir SentiwentaL [Essential] Younc [Young] Lapy.- [Lay.- Lay] Will you be so obliging, Mr. Tongs, as to cut off along piece of hair where it will not be missed. WELcoME [Welcome] ARRIVAL-The Great Bull from Nine- [Nineveh] veh [eh will arrive in September, just in time to put an end to the Gorham controversy. - DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAKE AnD [And] ConstRuct.-Omni- [Construct.-Omni- Omnibus] busses are generally constructed to hold fifteen, but somehow they are made to hold eighteen, and on a wet night frequently more than that. Mecur's [Mercury's] Macic [Magic] Crors.-Our [Cross.-Our] own reporter, who paid a visit to Mr. Mechi's [Mach's] Tiptree Farm, makes the following return The barley is so strong in the beard that not even Mechi [Mach] himself can shave it. Sunpay [Sunday] at Sra.-Admiral [Sea.-Admiral] Bowles, on the mercantile bill, moved a clause to prevent Sunday labour at sea. And very right because it is now a well-known fact-at least to Lord Ashley and all the Sackclothites-that [Sackcloth-that] on Sundays at sea there is never any wind, but a fair and gentle one-that billows never break-and rocks, at least on Sundays, never threaten. Perhaps, the per- [perfection] fection [section] of a Sunday cruise-a cruise which we earnestly recommend to the Sabbatariuns-is [Strains-is] a cruise upon the Dead Sea A WorD [Words] oR TWO oN WaTER-We [Water-We] are afraid that writing upon water is as useless as writing upon sand, and indeed so much has been lately written on water, and so little impression made, that whoever goes into the subject, however deeply, for the good of the public, can only expect to have cold water thrown upon him for his pains. A book has been lately published by a Dr. Hassell, who favours the world not only with his own views, but also with the views of an artist, on the water we drink; and these views, painted literally in water colours, show us in all their disgusting variety of tint and form, the specimens of animal and vegetable matter we take in with every drop of aqueous fluid we imbibe. Since we have seen these alarming pictures, they have haunted us,.and we have been troubled by a perpetual attack of Thames water on the brain. Every drop is a sort of menagerie in itself when subjected to the powers of the microscope, by whose aid we may perceive the water devils, the testacea, [estate] the infusoria, the crustacea, [Crusts] and other abominations, flitting and floundering about to an extent the contemplation of which makes our blood run almost as thick as Thames water in our veins. In the book we have mentioned, there is a specimen of the water of every company supplying London, and there is not one of them but may be described as a species of Grand Junction of everything that is unwholesome and revolting to look upon. The old song of Drink to me only with thine eyes could never have been adapted to the water- [water drinkers] drinkers of the present day, for to drink with the eyes shut is the only resource of the modern votary of our metropolitan river-gods. How to Engoy [Enjoy] a Houmay.-As [Home.-As] you close the door of your house, leave all thoughts of business behind you. Never mind about that bill-that appointment- [appointment] or that tea-caddy you have left open-or that key in the cellaret-but [claret-but] surrender yourself unconditionally to the thought of the day's enjoyment before you. Be at peace with all men, and with all things, but more es- [especially] pecially [specially] with yourself. It is indispensable that you should be in the highest good humour, with a soul above trifles, excepting to laugh at them. Hold out a hand to the world, and shake it with all the heartiness of a friend you have not seen for many a week. Then take its arm, and saunter forth, with your hoart [Hart] upon your face, determined to enjoy yourself. Look at Nature through a smile. Let a rainbow encircle all your thoughts. Begin the day by giving something to a beggar. Do not imagine he is an imposter, but tho- [thoroughly] roughly believe he is in want of it, and, if your charity has gone no further than a penny, you cannot fancy how much better you will feel for it. For that day- [Taylor] for the smiling space of four-and-twenty hours-let no black thoughts flit across the pure heaven of your mind. If a dog runs between your legs, if a chimney- [chimney sweep] sweep blackens or a baker whitens you, if your straps break, or your gloves burst, or your boots gape, or your only creditor sits opposite to you in the omnibus all the way to Mile-end, let no hard monosyllable drop from your mouth, as if you had learnt your man- [manners] ners [ness] in Cursitor-street. [Curator-street] You must be liberal, for mean- [meanness] ness and enjoyment are two things that never yet ran together. So give the reins to your liberality, keeping a curb over it all the while, for unbridled expense will throw you, if you have not a care, before you have travelled through half the day. Prudence, also, must be your guide, for it will never do to walk six miles at night because you have not reserved sufficient to pay for your omnibus home. You should, likewise, keep a watchful eye upon the time, for the hours run round with two pair of hands when you are enjoying yourself, and you may have to sleep in a damp bed, in an unsa- [una- unsavoury] voury [very] village inn, because you did not start five minutes earlier to catch the last train. Be determined to enjoy yourself, and that being the first half of the enjoyment gained, it is wonderful how quickly the other half will follow it -T THe [The] FLuTEs [Flutes] oF ANTWERP.--Our musical artists and amateurs have been much excited during the week by the arrival in Paris of the famous Antwerp flutes which had been missing for several generations, and had for a long time been regarded as lost entirely. These flutes are forty in number, varying from two to eight feet in length. They were made in Hamburg by one Gasper Raucho, [Rich] of a peculiar kind of wood, from Java, and deco- [decorated] rated with ornaments of chased silver. They belonged to the corporation of merchants of the Hanse Towns, and were played before them by hired pipers when they repaired to the Exchange of Antwerp. Some document or other which fell by accident into the hands of M. Fetis [Fits] induced him to set out immediately in search of the missing flutes, which he has succeeded in discovering hidden beneath a heap of faggots in the granary of the foreign consulate of the city of Antwerp. 'The learned musician has brought them to Paris to be repaired, and is occupied in making experiments in order to ascertain how many of the resources of wind instruments have been lost since the manufacture of these flutes. The sound is described to be of the most extraor- [extra- extraordinary] dinary [diary] sweetness and pow unlike any instrument now in use in our orchestras, and serves to prove the importance of the flute in former days. We love to talk of our progress in musical art, but which of our tity [tit] merchants or stock- [stockbrokers] brokers, pray, would now-a-days parade the streets pre- [preceded] ceded by a piper, bearing a pipe eight feet long, when he goes upon 'Change to quote the rise and fall of public stock, or the progress of the shares in Potosi [Pots] La Pass, or Peruvian Ass.- [Ass] Paris Correspondent of the Atlas. OUTLAWRY OF THOMAS THRELFALL [THREEFOLD] AT LEEDS.-The Leeds papers contain a full account of the particulars con- [connected] nected [connected] with the outlawry of this celebrated defaulter on the 23rd ult. at Leeds. As is well known, Threlfall [Threefold] is in Kirk- [Kirkdale] dale gaol awaiting his trial for forgery; and the reason alleged for his non-appearance before the bankruptcy com.- [com] mission was, that it might prejudice his trial at the Liver- [Liverpool] pool assizes. Should Threlfall [Threefold] be aquitted [acquitted] at the assizes, he would be liable to transportation for life for disobeying the summons of the Court of Bankruptcy. The total amount of debts proved up to the above date was 55,993, of which Messrs. Samuel Gurney and Sons claimed 15,700. But there were other proofs in readiness amounting to 14,000, or 15,000. FoRGERY [Forgery] ON THE AUSTRIAN GOVERNMENT.-On the afternoon of Monday, a man who gave his name as James Hill, was apprehended in one of the most respectable hotels, in Birmingham, when 15,000 in forged Austrian bank notes were found upon him. He is an Englishman by birth, but resides at Vienna, and had been under the surveillance of the police for the past fourteen days. The notes are said to be excellent imitations of the originals. ELECTION OF THE NEW BoaRD [Board] OF THE LANCASHIRE AND Rattway [Railway] Company.-The following is the composition of the new board of directors of this company, recently appointed to form one-half of the new board - Messrs, George Anderton, Thomas Broadbent, Robert Gill, Edward Harper, James Hatton, Henry Houldsworth, Wil- [William] liam Marshall, William Stuart, H. W. Wickham, and George Wilson. The new directors, elected from the pro- [proprietors] rietors [proprietors] at large, are the following Messrs. Thomas Barnes Thomas Brogden, R. Creyke, [Creek] of Raweliffe, [Relief] William Evans, Samuel Fielden, John Hargreaves, of Southport, J. Mellor, Francis Mort, M.P., William Rawson, and Absalom Watkin. On Sunday af h A e's DeaTH.-On [Death.-On] Sunday afternoon the residents at Tomes bank, Vauxhall-bridge-road, were alarmed by loud shrieks and cries for help issuing from the river ; several boats put off, and five persons who had become im- [in- immersed] mersed [Mersey] were rescued. On the party recovering from their fright it was found that a Miss Ashton, who had been mar- [married] ried.that [red.that .that] morning to Mr. Harper, of 19, Little Dean-street, Southwark-road, and whose wedding excursion it was, had been drowned, and though sear h was made for her bod it was not recovered. e accident arose from the - fulness [Furness] of the parties in the management of the boat, SCRAPS OF NEWS. Mr. Charles Pearson has resigned his seat for Lambeth. The Queen and Prince Albert have subscribed 50 to- [towards] wards the Wordsworth monument. The Prince and Princess de Joinville [Corneille] have been fora short time in the Highlands of Scotland, Tn Inverness-shire last week, a stag-hound was sold for the large sum of 40 guineas. Her Majesty and the royal family continue at Osborne in the enjoyment of excellent health. Among the many visitors at Dover are the celebrated Garibaldi of Roman notoriety, and Mrs. Jermy, [Jerry] widow of the late Mr. Jermy, [Jerry] the victim of the murderer Rush. The Bradford Improvement Bill, having passed through its various stages in the House of Lords, received the royal assent on Monday last. Live horned cattle have been lately imported into Hull from St. Petersburg, being the first importation of the kind from the Russian capital. On Tuesday, the 28rd ult., a quantity of barley was seen standing in the stook, [took] near the village of Samuelton, [Samuelson] a few miles west of Haddington. The Earl of Traquair has given pecuniary rewards to young persons, during the last seven years, for the destruc- [district- destruction] tion [ion] of 53,514 wasps. The Coroner's Jury on the deaths caused by the steam- [steamboat] boat explosion at Bristol have returned a verdict declaring that the boiler, at the time, was not fit for use. Lord Northland has suddenly retired from the represen- [represent- representation] tation [station] of Dungannon. A certain distinguished barrister is spoken of as a candidate for the vacant seat, probably either Mr. Whiteside, or Mr. Butt. His Royal Highness Prince Albert has fixed Friday, the 25th of October, as the day on which the banquet is to be given, by the provincial Mayors, at York, to the Lord Mayor of London. Glastonbury Abbey, one of the most famous ruins in west of England, is shortly to be put up for sale by auction with the estate on which it stands. Such are the freaks of fortune. A patent has been taken out at New York fora 'pecu- [Peru- peculiar] liar process of making bricks. The patentee states that he can build a blue, or a yellow, or a green, or a rainbow house, precisely according to the fancy of the owner. In the Manchester County Court, last week, the judge ordered a shopman to refund the price of a dress-piece which would not wash, but which his assistant had war- [warranted] ranted as fast. colour. From a parliamentary paper, it appears that the esti- [est- estimated] mated sum required to be voted for the purpose of dafray- [Friday- defraying] ing the expense of a national monument to the memory of the late Sir Robert Peel, is 5,250. Lamartine, [Martin] who has safely arrived at Constantinople, has written to his friends, announcing the reception that he met with from the Sultan to be all that he could have esired. [desired] Ifa [If] pair of sawyers work twelve hours with a pit-saw, the average weight of which would be 2Uib, [ob] and they took fifty strokes per minute, they would take 36,000 strokes, and lift up 720,000Ib [W,ob] weight during that time. On Friday, at Liverpool, a man of the name of Reymond [Remind] M'Guire, [M'Guide] while seated in a chair in the coroner's court, detailing some evidence to the coroner's clerk, suddenly fell back and expired. On Tuesday morning, a fisherman, named Peter Hodge, went out off Southport in his smack to fish for mackarel, [mackerel] and in one catch he netted the enormous number of from 17,000 to 18,000. The destitute female, who succeeded in imposing upon the people near Huddersfield, by claiming relationship with Mr. Cobden, made her appearance recently near Walton, and succeeded in finding dupes through the use of her old slightly altered tale. We understand that an inquiry, at the instance of the government, is at present in progress to ascertain the num- [sum- number] ber [be] and dimensions of the boats for passengers attached to the sea-going steam-vessels at the different ports in Scot- [Scotland] land. An inquest was held on Friday last, at Stalybridge, on the bodies of three men named Mellor, M'Ginnies, [M'Guinness] and Shaw, who were scalded to death on the Monday previous, while cleansing the flues of a steam-engine belonging to Messrs. Johnson and Sons, cotton manufacturers. A Yankee has just invented a method to catch rats. He says- Locate your bed in a place much infested with these animals, and on retiring put out the light. Then strew over your pillow some strong smelling cheese, three or four red herrings, some barley meal or new malt, and a sprink- [spring- sprinkling] ling of dried codfish. Keep awake till you find the rats at work, and then make a grab The Duke of Cambridge has been pleased to appoint Lieutenant-Colonel Sir William Davison, Major the Hon. James Macdonald, Mr. Edmond St. John Mildmay, and Major Baron Knesebee, [Knees] to be his Royal Highness's Equer- [Eager- Equerries] ries; [rise] and the Rev. Henry Harvey, M.A., the Rev. John Rile Wood, M.A., and the Rev. James Hutchinson, M.A., to be his Royal Highness's chaplains. Three of the judges on the bench commenced life as reporters for the public press, namely Lord Chief Justice Campbell, who was long engaged on the Merning [Morning] Chronicle, and Mtr. [Mr] Justice Talfourd, [Balfour] who was reporter for the Times; also Mr. Baron Alderson, whose ready wit and keen dis- [discrimination] crimination [recrimination] were once as conspicuous in the gallery as they are now on the bench. sojourning There was a terrible fire at Poole, on Friday last, by which it appears several bonded warehouses, stores, and several houses situate on the quay were totally consumed, together with 500 quarters of wheat, 500 sacks of meal, and 300 sacks of flour, were encompassed by the flames. Suspicions were entertained that it was caused by an in- [intend] eondi [end] The total loss 1s reported vo ve near 46,000. Lady Peel has greatly improved in health within the last ten days. It is stated that the late Sir Robert Peel has be- [bequeathed] queathed [bequeathed] the family mansion in Whitehall-gardens, and all its appurtenances, to her ladyship for life, as well as a yearly income of 6,000, afterwards to revert to the present baronet and his heirs. RESIGNATION OF THE Mayor OF CLITHEROE. Robert Stewart, Esq. the mayor of Clitheroe, forwarded to the council notice of his resignation of his office as mayor, on Thursday morning last. Mr. Stewart wns [ns] manager of the Clitheroe branch of the Cravea [Craven] Bank, and his resignation has been caused by pecuniary difficulties in connection with the bank, and which have transpired on an investigation into its affairs.- [affairs] Preston Chronicle. A woman named Butterfield, wife of a lodge keeper on the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, has been fined 5, or in default three months' imprisonment, for having, as a mode of punishing her child, resorted to the unheard-of and barbarous practice of cutting out pieces of flesh from the buttock, filling the interstices with salt, and actually covering the wound with plaster. Dr. Wiseman, the Roman Catholic bishop, has been made It is said that our ambitious countryman aims at filling the chair of St. Peter itself, and that when he is seated in it, the celibacy of the Romish [Rooms] clergy is to be abolished, thereby removing the chief stumbling block in the road to Rome of so many priests of the Church of England and iz Scotland.-Manchester Examiner and Times. Jonathan Richardson, head-bailiff to R. Marsh, Esq., Woodfield-house, Doncaster, three years ago, bought at a sale for 25s. a chest of ancient mahogany drawers. Not having any particular use for them, they were put into a lumber-room. About a fortnight ago, his eldest daughter got married, and, as something towards housekeeping, this chest of drawers was given to her. She began to make them useful; and on opening one of the drawers she found an old silk stocking, containing twenty sovereigns and three guineas, supposed to have been there for the last twenty years. Freak OF Wednesday evening week, we had presented to our notice the produce of a hen the pro- [property] perty [petty] of Mr. Jacob Jefferson, farmer, of Stantwix, [Stands] which was of a most remarkable description, consisting of two eggs fastened together by a tube rather more than an inch in length, and filled with a portion of albumen. The eggs on being dropped by the fowl were without shell, but other- [otherwise] wise quite perfect. Hens of the same kind, which are of the common white breed, have frequently laid eggs ranging from 33 to 33 ounces in weight.-Carlisle Patriot. NOVEL PROCEEDING AGAINST A CLERGYMAN.-On Friday last, in the Ecclesiastical Court, York, four suits institute against the Rev. T. Ibbotson, vicar of Garton, and perpe- [per- perpetual] tual [tal] curate of Ruston Parva, Skerne, and Lowthorpe, for non-residence without license, were heard. It appeared that the rev. defendant had on a tormer [former] occasion been con- [condemned] demned [demand] in the forfeiture of three-fourths of his revenue for the year 1847 and the costs of the suit. The four suits bo- [before] fore the Court on Friday were commenced for a like forfei- [Fife- forfeiture] ture [true] for 1848. The defendant admitted the truth of the charge, and judgment passed against him for three-fourths of his income for that year and costs. The four livings are returned at 311. PURSUIT OF CRICKET UNDER DIFFICULTIES.-The return match between the young Cricket Club of Burneside and the junior members of the Kendal Club, was played on Saturday last, and ended in favour of Kendal. One of the most remarkable features of this match was the playing of Walker, a youth from Burneside, without hands, having been unfortunately deprived of these useful members by an accident at the paper mill. Maimed as he is, he can do anything in the game but bowl; he bats very tolerably, and certainly most extraordinarily for his means; catches a ball upon his chest, with the assistance of his arms; and throws up a ball with remarkable precision by means of his foot.- [foot] Westmoreland Gazette. REPRESENTATION OF LAMBETH.-Mr. C. Pearson has publicly announced his intention to resign his seat for this borough, his duties to his constituents and the corporation of the city of London proving too much for his health and strength. The new writ was moved for in the House of Commons on Monday. A requisition has already received respectable and numerous signatures, inviting Mr. David Salomons [Saloons] to allow himself to be placed in nomination as a candidate. Meetings of electors have also been held with a view to the election of Mr. Williams, late member for Co- [Coventry] ventry, [entry] who has issued an address. Both gentlemen have responded in the affirmative, and issued addresses to the electors. A party of liberals were anxious to bring out a third man in the person of Mr. David Wire, but that gen- [gentleman] tleman [gentleman] has declined the honour. More Money THAN Wit.-A strange robbery has lately been effected in London. An Italian, named Giacomo Suetta, [Seat] and Calliaux, [Calling] a Frenchman, having been successful in the California diggins, Higgins, accumulated gold-dust and bars of gold said to be worth 3,000. They took apart- [apartments] ments [rents] at Wernech's [Werner's] lodging-house, in Lambeth-street, Whitechapel, and proposed to sell their gold. On Monday night, they went to Vauxhall-gardens, accompanied by Mrs. Wernech, [Werner] having locked up their treasure in their rooms. On returning early on Tuesday morning, they found that their rooms had been entered and gold carried off two waiters and touters, Tours, Christian, a Ger- [German] man, and Pitt, a Dutchman, had also decamped. Imme- [Mme- Immediate] diate [date] notice was given to the police, and a reward of 100 offered for their apprehension. Three men, named Van- [Wanderers] derhost, [host] Tonness, [Tones] and Homann-with [Human-with] the wife of the latter, are charged with having been concerned in the robbery SPIRIT OF THE PUBLIC JOURNALS. THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, (From the Examiner. ) The rarest thing in the United States, the most valu- [value- valuable] able to find and to possess, is a man that has acquired eminence and authority other than by means of a party, and without, therefore, having rendered himself sub- [subservient] servient [servant] to it. The great want felt at present by all classes is some means of resisting or controlling the movement. For it is not a movement towards demo- [democracy] cracy, [Cray] in which direction there is no need to discovet [discover] any new path, but one towards conquest, towards ad- [adventure] venture, towards the acquisition of new lands, and the exploitation of them by slaves rather than by the slow efforts of free and individual industry. Gen. Taylor was character. He met this want. Raised by military talents alone, connected with a northern state, but not identified with Whiggism, [Whigs] he was just the man to keep peace, to check buccaneering, to be firm in his relation with foreign powers, and in the legislature to succeed best in effecting that compromise between slavery and non-slavery views and interests which can alone save and consolidate the Union. Hence President Taylor's loss will be a very great one. Not that hig [hi] successor, Mr. Fillmore, is likely to reverse his politics at allseriously. [all seriously] He is a chief, indeed, of a different section of Whiggism [Whigs] from that to which General Taylor was supposed to belong. He is more of a protection- [protectionist] ist, [its] more, perhaps, of an abolitionist. But the circum- [circus- circumstance] stance of his being more decided in his principles will but render far greater the obstacles and opposition im [in] his way. Mr. Fillmore also comes forward with the support of Mr. Clay and, representing in.a great meae [mean] sure the opinions of that distinguished statesman, he may have all the prestige without the obloquy attached to a great name. It is, in truth, a singular condition of public life, this of America, in which first-rate talent, experience, and eminence always fail of the attainment of the first place. The utmost which a really great man can pretend to, in America, is that of one day making his second, his lieutenant, his disciple, President. The American people are prepared to obey their great men at second-hand but are too jealous to admit those men themselves to wield the presidential, or even the ministerial sceptre. It is, however, given out as pro- [probable] bable [able] that Mr. Webster may take the secretaryship of state under the new President. . The diplomatic relations of England with the United States were of the most satisfactory kind during General Taylor's brief hold of power. The Nicaragua question, for example, was arranged by Sir Henry Bulwer [Buller] and in this, if England waived her claim to the Mosquito shore, the United States waived still more severe and trouble- [troublesome] some pretensions, of which, we fear, it will require some efforts on the part of future Presidents to enforce the annulment. It is also generally understood that the facilities which England showed, and the concessions made by her on the question of Central America, were considered as a set-off to concessions of a commercial nature which the United States were to make in the regulation of trade between them and Canada, and that as to this there was no fear of any reaction while Gen. Taylor lived. We hoped thus to acquire complete reci- [rice- reciprocity] procity [profit] for the Canadians, so as to pern it [per it] their produce to be exported to us by New York, under the same ad- [advantages] vantages that would attach to American corn. The advent to power of a new and a protectionis& [protection] President may now disturb or delay the conclusion of this expected adjustment. The feelings and inevitable prejudices of an American lawyer, reared at the Buffalo Bar, are hardly likely to be at all the fittest to preside over, or justly decide those questions in which daily relations with Canada are concerned. We fear that protection may thus find in Mr. Fillmore an ener- [enter- energetic] getic [get] supporter. But much he cannot change; for beyond the limits of taxation for revenue, Congress and the country will not permit any administration to go. A small augmentation of duty, however, we shall pro- [probably] bably [ably] have to expect-ungracious acts both from the American and the German Union. What, truly, if given to doleful prediction, might we not, with a show of reason, alarm our readers with, when we have to record that but the other day the very Envoy of Presi- [Press- President] dent Taylor, in this country, did not scruple to make one of assembly, where t'.e succesful [successful] merchant of Boston thought it not indecent to chime in with the Devonshire squires on a question of political economy, of which he evidently knew scarcely the alphabet We have heard of Lord Westmoreland flinging his hat im [in] the air and joining in the hurras [Harris] at a meeting of Prus- [Pus- Prussian] sian [san] ultra-aristocrats. But this was natural; whereas 2 Bostonian at home at Belvoir and Exeter is surely a manifest anachronism. Yet whatever advantage befals [Beals] protection, we may expect annexation to be met vigo- [vigorously] rously [rosy] by the new administration. Mr. Clayton and General Taylor were suspected of luke-warmmess [like-Warmers] in the Cuban business. Mr. Fillmore will be vigilant to prevent such marauders issuing from the ports of the South. Whether he would or will be equally vigilant and impartial in case of renewed disturbance in Canada, or areappearence [appearance] of the sympathisers in the Northern States, is a question not so promptly to be responded to. i A SHOWER oF FRocs.-Cn [Frocks.-Cn] Thursday week, immediately after the heavy thunder storm, the road between Parkgate end Masbro', [Maestro] for at least three quarters of a mile, was literally ove ed over ed] with hundreds of thousands of small frogs. An eye-witness states that it was impossible to step on the road without treading on the tadpoles; and a large number 24 8 tha [that] hunnchine [sunshine] i line, have since perished from the scorching bee sun.-Shefield [sun.-Sheffield] Independent. Curious PHENOMENON.-A gentleman from Sutherland has made us acquainted with a singular phenomenon which was witnessed near Golspie. A severe thunder storm had visited the place, accompanied, as usual, by much rain. After the rain had dried up, a powder, resembling flour of sulphur, was observed along the sides of the small runnels, and the same substance having settled on the flowers, great numbers of bees were destroyed by sipping from them. One individual lost a complete hive. It is a pity that the substance was not examined.- [examined] Inverness Chronicle. SINGULAR EXPLOIT BY a SEconD [Second] West YorKSHIRE [Yorkshire] CavaLRY [Cavalry] Man.-At the Borough Court, Bradford, on Monday, Samuel Parker, a gallant son of Mars, was charged with having broken one of the bye-laws, by riding furiously through the streets of Bradford. On the 17th ult., the heroic yeoman, with his companions in arms, had been to drill at Halifax. The opportunities for winning fame on that occasion being but few, and the glory of the day ap- [appearing] pearing [paring] somewhat questionable, the high-souled [high-soiled] hero re- [resolved] solved not to close his eyes in sleep, nor so much as return to his quarters, until he had rendered himself worthy to stand associated with his terrible namesake of the Bay of Salamis. Casting about for an opportunity of signalizing himself, he beheld in the distance,-not a troop of French invaders,-nor even a regiment of Sikh horse,-he saw, however, something, and, no matter what, through it he resolved to carve his road to glory. The object in ques- [question] tion, [ion] on nearer approach, turned out to be a donkey-cart, when, by a natural revulsion of feeling, the sudden charge of Parker, which he commenced in the style of Corporal Shaw, was concluded by a terrific vault over the diminutive and humble equipage, which man and horse attempted a la Richard Turp [Turn] The upshot of the matter was the in upset of the rider, for down came the gallant Parker with a heavy crash, smashing the donkey-cart into fragments, several of his brave followers instantly flinging themselves with wondrous devotedness and desperation into the midst of the debris. Horses and men were sadly bruised whilst poor Neddy, the donkey, had well nigh bid adieu to thistles. A crowd of People of course assembled, when the ludicrous plight of the West York endangered more lives, in Market-street, through excess of laughter, than ever they imperilled on Skircoat [Scott] Moor by musket or sabre. Soldiers on horseback are doubtless very imposing, but cavalry in the mud inspire little respect, and the natural Sequence soon appeared in the form of a policeman. The lant [lane] Parker was duly arraigned before Mr. Alderman mith. [Smith] There he pleaded the insubordination of his horse, and the hot pursnit [pursuit] of his companions. All was in vain. The worthy Alderman informed the unhorsed warrior that although his company would have the honour of recounting a rare exploit, yet it was the duty of the bench to discourage that description of street practice by inflicting a fine of 10s., and ditto expenses.- [expenses] Bradford Observer. HORSEWHIPPING FOXHUNTERS.-An [FOXHOUNDS.-An] action for ejectment [enactment] was tried at the Lincoln assizes, which arose out of rather extraordinary circumstances. The litigant parties had been on friendly terms, the plaintiff being a coal mer- [Mr- merchant] chant, and the defendant a corn merchant, at Brigg, and the plaintiff having rented a coal wharf from the defendant, In March last there was a protectionist Ineeting [Meeting] at Brigg, one of the speakers at which was a Mr. Richardson, a red- [Redhead] hot protectionist, and a hearty denouncer of everything savouring of free trade. The day after the political meet- [meeting] ing, the plaintiff and defendant went together to hunt with Lord Yarborough's fox-hounds, and whilst on the road the merits of the speakers at the Meeting were discussed. Mr. Marr, the defendant, pinned his admiration upon the elo- [lo- eloquence] quence [Queen] of Mr. Richardson while Mr. Apperley, [Apply] the plain- [plain pretended] pretended to be so obtuse as not to see any merit in ichardson's [Richardson's] tropes and figures. 'I think he is the finest speaker in the worl [work] saidthe [said the] defendant. 'I think he vomited forth a great deal of damned trash, rejoined the plaintiff. At this unkind cut against protectionist zeal Mr. Marr's patriotism warmed into extreme fierceness he got off his horse, and began to horsewhip his friend. Mr. Apperley, [Apply] surprised at this extraordinary mode of enforcing a political argument, and doubting its propriety, then jumped off his horse and began to horsewhip Mr. Marr, and so they belaboured each other till both were satisfied. This 'amicable as Mr. Humphrey called it, did not, however, spoil their sport for that day; they pro- [proceeded] ceeded [needed] to cover together, and behaved in the field as though nothing had passed between them. It tumed [timed] out, however, that the te diversions were too hot for the evening's reflections; and Mr. Apperley, [Apply] when he got home, sent Mr. Marr a challenge; and Mr. Marr sent Mir. Apperley [Apply] a notice to quit his coal wharf. The thing passed off for a day or two, at length Mr. Marr caused to be removed from his wharf all the goods and chattels thereon belonging to the plaintiff, had them placed on the turnpike- [turnpike road] road, and refused further access to the coal-yard. Mr. Ap- [Apply] perley, [pearly] who had been doing a good business, could not t another wharf, a cargo of coals consigned to him was fe. tained [gained] on demurrage [demur rage] for thirteen days, and he had not been able to set up in business since. The jury returned ver [Rev] dict for the plaintiff; damages, 120, A LIVER AND Stomacn [Stomach] ComPLaInt [Complaint] or Lo CureD [Cure] By HoLLoway's [Holloway's] PILis.-Sergeant [Pills.-Sergeant] Wiles Tato [Tate] of the honourable East India Company's service, and for nearly twenty-five years employed on the i i fro tuff, Mr. ment, [men] suffered most in' mt an affection of the Ever, indigestion, and sickness of the stomach, which appeared to be rapidly undermini [undermine] his i01 [i] te ing the treatment of some of the moat eminentof [eminent of] the medi- [med- profession] profession. On his return to this eduntry [entry] he was advised to try Holloway's Pills, and this medicine has ef- [effected] fected [effected] such a perfect cure, that it astonished all that were aware of his former apparently hopeless case.