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.Tanttah? 2.1847. THE NORTHERN STAR, 3
•THE GATES OF ROME—THE GATES OF HEAYEN."...
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THE YULE LOG FOR EVERYBODY'S CHRISTMAS H...
SCOTT . BYRON . AND SHELLEY. When tiie N...
CO-OPERATIVE LEAGUE. A party 'professing...
Mtstekious Affair in St. 1-anc«as.— A ru...
A BAD DEFENCE OF A BAD CAUSE. (From the ...
POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTION-ELECTRIC TELEGRA...
CORN EXCHANGE, December 28. At this day'...
STATE OF TRADE. Leeds.—We bad very dull ...
PICTURE FOB ras president's bed-boom. (F...
Goon.—Apian has been tried for five year...
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.Tanttah? 2.1847. The Northern Star, 3
. _Tanttah ? 2 . 1847 . THE NORTHERN STAR , 3
•The Gates Of Rome—The Gates Of Heayen."...
• THE GATES OF ROME—THE GATES OF HEAYEN . " BI LADY _BrrFEBlH ( From Fisher ' s _Draxring Room Scrap Book , IS **? . ) Fling wide thy _sTh mn gates . ORotne ! A Kingly guest draws near Whose rfiB _htf _» t fro"n in his far home S od „ , it'io ! is * _' _^* * _- _'* ' _* , _d'car- _* ne _comtth not . _inpikrimgui . e , To rum- _b-tore tliy shrine ;
_Xiu * _We- _'sing wliich his faith denies , lie will not ask from thine _, ne cometh—as a King sh uld come ! With pomp and rich array ; With sound of trump and beat of drain , A _cunqutror- —on Ms way ; lie _lookcth—as a King should look—Proud step , and lofty eye , — And gestures of command , that brook Nor peer nor rival nigh : The _tr . cmorv of one lost and dear ,
nath touched that brow of pride , The -diddow of a human fear Yet staiketh by his side - , But pjwtr to that stern _spirit comes The weight aside to fling ; And fee bears him nobly—as becomes A warrior , and a King . Agwi fling wide ths solemn gates 0 Rome ! Without there stands A _pilerim , who in patience waits With meek and folded hands ;
A woman—travel-stained aud worn , Thy portal tottercth thro ' , Alone , _unfriended , weak , forlorn , — And yet a Conqueror too ! O noble heart ! whose faith upbore The faint and feeble frame , Thro' hopeless yiars of travail sore , Iu torture , doubt , and shame ; The good fight hast thou fought ; aad sow , Thy promised rest so near , Why siaktth down that noble brow ,
That knew nor guilt nor fear % She cometh , as the poor do come , Witb baud breath and sigh _. To ask a boon—0 mighty Rome ! Thy have in peace to die . Of all * thy wealth ' s uncounted sums She asks but _tftis—a grave ; And craves it meekly—as becomes A suppliant aud a slave ! 0 Holy City ! art thou dumb When ( as in days of yore ) The oppressor , and his victim _. _' came Thy judgment seat before ! Shall the old thunders wake again The echoes of thy hills ! Sptak!—to a listening- world ! In vain No voice the silence rills !
Shall he , who guiltless life destroys , Have sanction at tby shrine » And , deaf to a wronged nation's voice , Hear " _Welcjme *' now , from thine f ~ A voice , as of a mighty flood , Shall drown that" Welcome" sound ; The cry of Uood . ' the innocent blood , That crieth from the ground ! Oh ! when before the gates of Heavm Those pilgrims i ? o : h shall stand , la His dear name—to whom is given To sit at God ' s right band ; No rags shall hide , nor purple screen The deeds by either done ; For God himself shall judge beeween The Emperor and the Nun ! « The death of his daughter .
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2 £ - " Poetry" and ** Reviews" must m a ke w ay for politics and Revolutions . The extra -rdinary foreign and other news of the week compels us to omit several matters which otherwise would have found a place in this page .
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The Yule Log For Everybody's Christmas H...
THE YULE LOG FOR EVERYBODY'S CHRISTMAS HEARTH ; SHOWING WHERE IT GRE W ; HOW IT WAS CUT AND BROUGHT HOME ; AND HOW IT WAS BURNT—By the author of "The Chronicles of the _Bastile . " London : T . C . Newby , 72 , Mortimer-street , Cavendish-square . It is tbe _misfortanc ofthe author of tbi _* * neat little Christmas work that be should have followed instead of preceded Dickens . Had be been first in the field we are pe r s uad e d h e could ha v e written a n excellent Christmas story , th o ugh b e b a d never re a d t be " Carol , ' " or the ' " Chimes ; " but , as it _L- , we feel that many of his pictures have too close a similarity to parts uf the above named works . This i « to te regretted , for there is much excellent writing
in tbe book which no mere copyist eouid have bad sense or soul _enoui-h to " get up . " There is , too , a robustness , an o id English t rut h fulnes s , aboHt this story , tar superior to anything to be found in " The Battle of Life . " Whatever may be its faults , we know of no book since the " Carol" to well ' calculated to inspire its readers -with generous , kindly thoughts , and contempt for tbe mere _nioney-grubbingspirit , which is esteemed by so many the first of virtues . From first to last the story is well calculated to enforce its excellent moral " that weare sent into the world not to live for ourselves alone , but to do one another good ; and _lig hten and ea s e one another of the burdens which it falls to our lot to carry . " We regret we cannot spare room for extract-. The book is admirably illustrated by G < orge _Cruiksliank . We he a r t ily recommend the "YuJe Log" to our friends , both youug and old .
Scott . Byron . And Shelley. When Tiie N...
SCOTT BYRON AND SHELLEY . When tiie Northern Romancer threw the _bright aurora of i _.-is magical genius over the musty chronicles o f an t i quity , weaving therefrom with fairy link s , the creations of lm vivid fancy , the readin g world had already become weary ofthe tedious narrations , unnatural plots , and sickly sentiment of the ¦ scho ol of Richardson , and Hannah Moore . The metrical legeuds of our ancestors had become obsolete , and all thc _imaginary talent of Anne Radcliffe could not invest her wildly extravagant conceptions with the c . i . irms which hung around the productions of the _-jifttd author of _Waverk-y . Scott struck out a _naw path , he created a new epoch in the history of fictional literature .
_Wiiohasnot sorrowed for the unfortunate Effie Deans ? or lamented over the untimely fate of the amiable Amy Rjb ? art ? But , perhaps , the finest cone , ptiun of a temale character which ever emanated fiom the pen of Walter Scott , is the beautiful and _high-souled Rebecca . With ail his undeniable hero-Hcrship and _r-ordly conventionalism , the noT ( -li-t could not deny the qualities which _constitute moral Ueroistn to the dark-eyed daughters tl Israel . In our opinion , Ivaidtoe , is , in fact , the most brilliant creation ot his genius ; the character of Richard C * ur-de-Lion is , perhaps , too favourably drawn , and that of Athelsfm too weak and vaecilating for our conceptiou ofthe sturdy independence of
a Sastm thane , but the other cliaractcis are finely drawn . Isaac of York is a g < iod portrait , though nut a plcasiii ' . ' one ; and t ' ieTemp ! arisafi : _ieimpersonation ofthe turbulent chivalry of that period , and the morals _engendered by thc in _* -ane and bigotry-begotten wars of the Cross . Bois-Guilbert is one of those fltrikin _. ' mp o unds o l vir t ue and vice , in w hich the two _setni blended _together without any very accurately defintd line of demarcation , which Bulwer Lylton so often presents us with in hi * sublimely-conceived and _b-iif-metajiby .-ical romances ; and the scenes with Rebecca , in which bis love for the beautiful Jewess struggles for mastery with his stubborn pride and ambition , are finely pourtr a yed .
The genius of Scott revelled in the tournaments , festivities , and barbaric magnificence of the middle ages ; lie ever strove to throw a halo over the past ; his mind was essentially formed upon a love of aristocratic and _feud-il grandeur . It evidenced itielf in his baronial hall at Abbotsford , in his worship of rank , in his uiciuies of the courtl y splendours of Kenilworth , and the turbulent baronage of Scotland . His favourite characters were Highland eatemns , bonier depredators , feudal barons , and time-serving cavalier- * and courtiers . Charles II . was to his eyes , blinded bv the pomp and glitter of courts and
compete , on y the " merrie monarch of comedy—the infamous Claverhouse _agraieiulcavalier : while , on theot _' : _tr _hatid , the sincere piety and religious z .-a ! ofthe Covenanters * , and the sterling independence of the Puritans , were ridiculed and misrepresented We look in vaiu _through the writings of Scott for a single liberal sentiment , or the _slightest tuanitestation of sympathy with the democracy . He wascsien _tiajly tli » - Lard and chronicler of a past age—the _emb'jfliinctit of those conservative opinions in politics and _ici'don _, and that exclusive principle of social lif e , which are now rapidly passing away .
Byron was tiie _m-ral aiitip-. de of the Northern Romancer ; he wns the representative ot the present _asc as _Sciat wa * . ol the past—his poems embodied the lit in- ; spirit of democracy , as those of Scott did the _sl . a _. _in . w uiisuh-. tmt . al im age of feudal aristocracy . T : ; tragh himself a member of tbe _privileged order and born < _-f a family noted for its loyalty and it * staunch _adhciv-nce to chmcu and .-tatc principles the nob e _•*<" . et cast the h : >! o ef his brilliant genius over U . e loftiest th < -inis and the most liberal sentiment _w-ucli enw-V _. e humanity . His sympathies were < -., ¦ : v . i'h those who _sou-iiit the elevation of tlieir fei ow-men , and iie _lauiic _:.- "" the most br : _ifuii * . _e- iWi _* . « _,- . " * . i « _iiiu-e , feu ¦ - . '• it w . th the keenest _ir-my , a < _-.- : k > T . ] ..-: in ,- _s <¦ ' the day . II _«> w unlike fho _tii-ie Serf ; .. ) . _a-: ii _,. _o-:. v . or _* ii ! _ji- _* _-ii' : _? . 'i"i- "f _. _'Ci'ti ! - _^ r * was nii _.-co _^ siiiiici . tot llut du _* : _Ui--fae'ioii with ex-
Scott . Byron . And Shelley. When Tiie N...
isting institutions , that restless aspiration for a higher state of being , which characterises the present generation . The literary offspring of these thoughts were hu Vision of Jud gment , drawn forth by the _apostacy of Southey and his servile adulation of George III ., and the Irish Avatar , unparalleled for its better irony and cutting sarcasm . His Childe _llarohl abounds with noble passages ; we may mention bis reflections on war , and his musings in the ruins of the Coliseum . His Don Juan has ' been sti gmatised as an immoral po e m thou gh we cannot hut think that thc objection has been a mere cloak under which to exclude the work for its democratic tendencies . Tiie style is unequal it is alto g ether a
, singular poeru , but itis replete with thought , with pitbosa . id the _trus spirit of poetry . It is a poem which none but Byron could ever have written , it b , * ars ti . e impress of his wonderful genius on every pa g e ana we may venture to aiscrt that no oue ever took it up without reading it to the end . it breaths throughout a spirit of genuine phtlanthrophy , which those wiu > rail at it on the score of morality would do well to imitate ; its gifted author has imbued it with the feeling whieh animated his own breast , an earnest _aspiration for the welfare of humanity , _constituting it a record of free thought and an eloquent vindication of democracy , which every republican , every lover of bis species , should have in his library .
As Byron was the impersonation uf the present transitiimary state of the public mind , so was Shelley the representative and exponent of tlie future , not tiie futurity-idea inculcated by our clerical instruc to rs , dim and shadowy as _Ossian ' s hall of Loda _, but the moral summer of the woild , the realisati o n of Arcadian fable and Hebraic myth . Shelley was the most _highly gifted harbinger of the coming Dri _^ _hine _^ s , his whole aspirations were towards the future , as evinced in the Qucen M . ib and thc equally beautiful Revolt of Islam .
" This is the winter of the world ;—and here We . He , even as the winds of autumn fade _. Expiring in the froze and foggy air , — Behold ! Spring comes , tho ' we must pass who mads The promise of its birth , even as the shade Which from our death , as from a mountain , flings The future , a broad sunrise;—thus arrayed As with the plutres of overshadowing wings , From its dark gulf of chains , Earth like an eagle springs . " Byron 's morbid imagination , the mo t her of thos e dark creations of his fancy , the Laras and Childe Harolds of his treat poems , received many a scintillation of eternal light from his intercourse with Shelley , and its effect was visible in those cantos ol Cnilde Harold which were written during their continental intimacy . The misanthrophy which occasionally gleams forth in the writings of Byron , " Thestinging oi a heart the world had stung , " wa s unkn o wn t o
Percy _Bysshe Shelley . He wrote nut of the past like Sc ot t , nor lin ge red ever t he present like Byron , but directed his whole thought * and aspirations towards the future , Byron , as he cast a melancholy ¦ jlance at Spain and Italy , turned his eyes towards Greece , wht-re he saw the crescent waning before thu _risin _* r splendour of the star of _Helies , ana he hoped ; but Shelley gazed deeper into the gloom of futurity , and saw io the coming time the realisation of his own bring visions of Utopia—not only Greece free from the Moslem rule , and the unity a :. d independence of Italy r . stored , but the unity and fraternity of the whole human race , the actualization of Hebrew prop he c y a nd Greci a n fabl e , dreamed of by Plaso , aud preached by Jesus , _wneu the individual .-hall be merged in the universal , and iVoore ' a UtopU and Harrington ' s Oceana shall have " a local habitation and a name . " T . _Fnoar .
Co-Operative League. A Party 'Professing...
CO-OPERATIVE LEAGUE . A party ' _professing to take their principles from thc * ' Lctterson Labour" by William Howitt , whi c h appeared in the Peo p le ' s Journal some months ago , ha * , come into being under the above designation . This pany he'id their Christmas Festival on Mondayevening la-t , at the _Farringdon Hall , Snow Hill . About two hundred attended the Soiree which was presided over by Mr . William Howitt , _whowasac . compauied by Mrs . and Miss Howitt . Alter the rcmnval of the cloth , Mr . _Howin rose an d s a id , his first words should lie . " Success to the Co-operative _League , " and it gave him the greatest pleasure to see iu that numerous assembly the dawn of that success . He was told this was scarce _' . v to be
called a public meeting , that it siiould be considered rather as a meetim ; of a few fiends . It was only a month or two a *; o , t h a t the league w a s c o mmenc ed . Co-operation was nothing new , but _heret-iiore thc working c ' as-es had to-operated to _rait-e wealth for _othets . " Cooperation had built cities , and laid the foundation of Kingdoms . We had been ruled , and often misruled by co-operation . L * ud cheers . ) Armi e s had been called together , and not unt requentl y destroyed the fruits of that power win- h had called them together , cooperation . ( Hear , hear . ) Th _* i immense masses of wealth by which we are surrounded , was created by co-operation . The great mischief was , that this co-operation had been in the hands of the few for the be efit of the few . ( Hear , hear , ) Education had been confined to the few , and it were these few whs had secured to themselves the
advantages , but we had lived to see the day , when allparties were _spreading education . The working classes were educating themselves , schools , c o lleges , & c , wire rising on every hand . So b & merowere now permitted , the people had resolved to become Rebecca and her children , and breakdown all toll bars on th e hi gh road to knowledge . ( Cheers . ) Cooperation had been adopted in France and other places , but their systems was too complex . W e are not vet prepared for Owen , er Fourier . We must sow the seeds and then Co-operation will take root . If asked what the plans of this League were , he would ssy they _wereas numerous as tbe multifarious reli g ious sects , but his v iew s were , th a t e very man should begin to save something out of his wages , in fact that tiie working people should accumulate capital ; those _accumulated driblets will be equally as -: ood as the capital of the miliionare , and would produce _laiirfl-id gas or any company quite as well . ( _Chie-s . ) Once successful the great difficulty was
over , and no _master , or manufacturer had any right tofel hurt or jealous at their attempt to better their condition . Whu were the present great manufacturer s , but operative" * like themselves . ( Hear hear . ) He wasdelighted to see so many ladies here , in that circumstance he saw the greatest augur ol success . lie had faith that women would _s-e its practicability . He was at a meeting the other day a t w hi c h ruau wa s de s cribed as t he t ree , and women as the flower , but he would have a clock as the simile of which nun were the hands , or the gte . it dial , and women the main spring sitting behind the dial . ( Hear , hear . ) The English are a mighty » iticn . We have established a great system of commerce . We have carried cultivation over trie Indian emp ire , thr . 'Ugh the American Territories and _Australian colonies —( hear , hear)—and by our pro _pased wide world _system o " Co-operation , we _sl-a'l confer on England great and illimitable blessing ? . ( Great applause . )
Thelollowitigsentiments were proposed : — "The brotherh o od of man , may it speedily lie recognised hy thc whole civilized world ; " " Co-operation , and may thc Co-operative League prove an cn \ _-cti'c instrument for the banishment of poverty , disease , _as _; d crime . " These sentiments were spoken to in eloquent s p eeches , by Messrs . Anger . Goodwin , Barm by , Roberts , Slaney , and S penc Hall . In conclusion , the Chaiiimax said , he thoughtfthey would all acknowledge they had enjoyed a rinht
happy Christmas _fes-ival , ( Loud clic r _# . ) What was the ancient festival of the Barons , with tlieir boar ' s head and revelries , as compared with tlte noble sentiments they had heard to-night . ( Cheers . ) They need not look to other _cla-ses to lead them _, they had plenty of talent _amongst themselves . From the little exertions that had been made , it was _surprising how far a knowledge of iheir meeting had spread . The first move of the co operative principle would bring us comfortabie homes , t hen ha p py w ive s and families , aud politic . il power . ( Loud cheers . )
Health and happiness to the chairman , Mary and Miss Howitt , having been given with great eclat , th e meeting _dissolved .
Mtstekious Affair In St. 1-Anc«As.— A Ru...
Mtstekious Affair in St . _1-anc _« as . — A rum n ur ofa serious character has obtained exten-ive circulation in the parish of St . Pancra _** _, concerning t he death of Rosetta Brotvu , aged twenty , late in the service of Mr . Jenkins , surveyor , of Huntley-street , Tottenham C < iur £ -r « ad , and which has given rise to a belie ! that ii _. ste :. d of having committed suicide , as sue was _supposed to _havedoiie , she was murdered . The inquest ou _Ro- _* etta Brown was held by Mr . Mills on thc 23 rd ult . The evidence went to show , t hat although betrothed to one young man , she w as in love with another man , when she consented a day or ttvo previous to iier death , to have the _bauns between hci-sclr and her betrothed put up in Paddington-church . Tlte other person was a lodger in the house where _Ro-ett- _" . _Br-iwu was in service , and a bout five o 'clock in the afternoon of the day in which she put up the banns of _marriasie she was discovered i . t Mr . Jenkin s ' s coal cell a r , with her
throat cut from c ;» r to ear , and a carving knife lying near to her . _Ther- was no medical man examined as to the nature of the wound , and some friends of the _dccea-ed charged the suspected party , wi t h being the cau-e of her death , and were about to give evidence iu retlr . _'tice to hvr alleged seduction , hut the _de'ui _' . y coroner would not ai ' ow _tht-ni to proceed , a ' . _le-iti- ' , as his reason , if lhcy allowed private character t < - hi ; a-s . _'iiled in that court , thev might " sit there till d . _ioms- ' ay . " A long altercation subsequently ensued , and ultimately , a verdict was retill _lit-if , t'i _l-ic _eff-et , " That deceased destroyed h _' . rsel ' _" , but _ivh- _' . t wu < _hersta'e of mind at the ime the'e was not _sitlhelt-nt evidence to prove . " The friends _i-f the dcei'S _i ; i , at the thne , loudly expressed their _dissatisf-v _; _- . ! ' » . ¦ ¦ 'd _sul'sequ-ntly had tlie body _t-xavriiucJ bv a smveon . wlw _, it is stated , declares that tiie < _l'c < : iS ' _.-d ' s throat was _t-uv in such a way that it wis _iinuos-ii ! . ' _! _- ' 'he could have done the act _hers-j ! ..
A Bad Defence Of A Bad Cause. (From The ...
A BAD DEFENCE OF A BAD CAUSE . ( From the Charivari , ) The _perpetrators of the wilful murder of Cracow are tryine to justify and to defend their abominable act . To this there is nothing to objects ; it is a necessity of position with people who , like them , incur a responsibility which necessitates their appearance in a court of justice . But what wc complain of is this—that they choose arguments altogether consistent with the cause—that is tu say , detestable . The _ytu-trian _Observer , w hi c h ha s cons t itu te d itself their advocate , alleges , b y way of j ustifi _c ati o n , that the three powers of tho north were agreed to strike thc blow , aud that the instant " those three directly _contractins Powers act in _concert , France has no
longer anything , to do with the . matter ! " Here is a triumphant _reason for you ! It is only requisite for thieves to understand each other ; there is then not the slightest ground for reproaching them . The comp _licity * which in all codes is an _ajgravatr-n of the off nee becomes , according to the dictum of the Cossack lawyers , a certificate of innocence . In the second place , according to the Austrian Observer , lh » re has bpcn no violation ofthe Treaty of Vienna _, _secins that the stipulations relative to Craeow " were .-illy inserted in the final act . " Do you understand ? Those guarantees being inserted at thc end . ther e was no obligation whatever to respect them ! Ah ! if the y h a d only been at Hie beginning ; but , a las they were at thc end ! The solemn _enusgeni 1 nts entered into at the latter part nf a document _signify ahsolutelv _nnthint-: good faith and consistency depend
upon the place occupied by thc matter -. worn to upon a sheet of paper ! What w . mld be said of an accused c r iminal wh o r eplied to his judges . — "Ah ! bah ! the action for which I am brought before you is only in eontravention with the last articles of the penal code . Is any attention ever paid to latter articles * " " In the same way our Pasquiere and Sequirs micht allege that'it is always perfectly allowable to make li g ht o f o ne ' s last oaths ! But wo cnuld even excuse this ridiculous humbug , if a stop was made there . But , no ; folly has p layed its part , and insolence is now about to take its turn . To wit ; " To sum up * , it is neither the conventions of Paris nor the respect due to the faith of treaties that have imposed any reserve upon the French ; if they had felt themselves strong _enouah to break them , lhcy would already have done so lone since , and we should not have blamed them for it ! " Is this concentration of cvnicism and
bravado enourfi ? Bat , no mat ' er . let the esUjffi , _; rs of the north wait a little ; a day will come when we shall pick up their glove , however dirty it may be !
Polytechnic Institution-Electric Telegra...
POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTION-ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH , Ac . On Monday a most numerous partv of ladies and gentlemen visited this admirable place of entertainm e nt _, where science reigns paramount " day by day , " to witness the wonders of modern invention and listen to lectures on subaqueous exploits , and the valuable addresses delivered bv Dr . Bachofftier on tiie electric telegraph , and Dr . Ryan on explosive compounds . Dr . Bachnffncr introduced much new matter into his lecture upon the peculiar application of electricity to the purposes of the electric telegraph . In addition to the usually lucid explanation of the principle of magnetism , and a historical notice of the a pp licati o n o f the invention to rail w a y and p ublic p ur p oses , Dr . BaehofTner upon this occasion entered into a lengthened illustration of the practicability ofthe new mode of c mmuieation bv the
magnetic wire upon the new principle , secured b y patent to Messrs . Nott and Gamble . It is but just to _observe , in a nassing notice ot the various instruments invented for the purnose nf frcilitaling the _transmtssi ' n of messages , ifec ., in such cases , th a t the new p atent o the above gentlemen is far superior t » any other that 1 i , _-ih preceded it . The simplicity of the index , and the direct _communication estab lished by the electric current , both with regard to the _poinlins of the needle and the ring ing of tho notice bell to the most distant station on any line of telegraph , appear to fie mighty strides towards thc necessary simplification of this most important , hut at _present not sufficiently appreciated agent . Most admirable practical exemplifications nf tlie applicability of the invention were given during the course of the lecture from two beiutilul working modelR on the principle of Messrs . Nott and
Gamble . Two gentlemen present , at the _aprcia * request of the lecturer , put into the hands of Dr . BaehofTner their several cards , and immediately that gentleman set to work , communicating thc different letters of each name to another gentleman , who was plaerd on the other side of the stage . In a space of time incredibly brief , and without the _slichtest conversation ( except hy telegraph ) between ( hem , the name in each case was proclaimed amidst the enthusiastic plaudits of the auditors . —Of Dr . Ryan ' s lecture on Prof _e ssor _SchtBibien ' s gun c o tton , and explosive compounds _ceuerally , it is only necessary to say that it was delivered to an over-crowded a udi to ry with great effect ; and intense interest was e xpe r ienc e d , as was evinced ' _-y thc uninterrupted _attention displayed by all who had the pleasure of hearing it . More _visitors have attended this institution - ' . urine the present holidays than at any Christmas bef o re , since its establishment .
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Corn Exchange, December 28. At This Day'...
CORN EXCHANGE , December 28 . At this day ' s market the supply of Em-lish wheat was only moderate , and met a brisk sale at a further advance of in to ; is per qu ; ircer over thc currency of this day week . The foreign is held for a similar improvement , and there is still a good demand for shipment to Irelmd , but the rapid advance has somewhat checked business . iiiiTT ¦
PROVINCIAL MARKETS . _RicnHoxo ( Yorkshire ) Corn _XTarkkt . —We had a thin supply of grain in our market to-day , which _eauseil a brisk sale at an advance on hist week ' s prices . —Wheat sold from 7 s to Ms ; _o-. t « , 3 s to 4 s Cd ; barley , 4 s dd to is ;? d : beans , 5 s _fld to lis per bushel . _Wakv Firxt ) Corn * Market —The arrivals of wheat , indeed <> f all grain , are limited , owing to vessels not bein _^ able to get up : there are , however , si . _mples at market . The attendance small , and only a moderate business done iu wheat of all descriptions , at last week's rates . Match ester Cork Market . —At our market this mornin <» there was not much _pas _^ _iup in wheat , hut holders , in some instances , required rather higher rates than on this day se ' nnight . _TTarki . voto . v _Cait . v _XfARKET . —There was a fair _attendance at the market , and a moderate quantity of wheat offering , which was readily bought by thc millers at 3 d per bushel advance for secondary quality , and at rather prices for the finer sorts .
Unix Cons Makket . —At th ' s _dny ' s market with a eood supply of wheat from the farmers , our millers tried hard to buy on last week's terms , but in the little busi . uess done we quote prices Is to ' . ' s per qr . higher . Bibxikgham Corn _Excicavgk . — During- the present week , owing to the ehangein the weather , and less activity in London and Liverpool , we cannot note any further advance in wheat , but some large sales have beeu made at last week ' s prices . Newcastle Corn Market . —Our farmers brought a fair supply of wheat to our market to-day , and we had a good show nf samples from the coast , bat a very limited extent of business wa « transacted , although holders would willingly have submitted to last Saturday ' s prices .
LivERroot Corn Market . —The wants of Ireland continue urgent , and large quantities of wheat , ( lour , India n corn , meal , bailey , beans and peas , have been shipped fur that destination within the past week . The sales for local cunisutnption have been moderate , hut an extensive business has been done mi speculation , nnd the bulk of the recent heavy arrival of wheat , flour and Indian corn , from the United States , lias be taken off the market . All advance must be noted on last Tuesday's prices of 2 d to Sd per bushel on wheat , fully is per barrel and sack on flour , and Is to 2 s per qunrter on beans and peas . Of barley and oatmeal thc market is _ex- _'Cediiigly bare . Indian corn is again rather dearer , and some quantity of Indian meal has been taken for Irish account at -10 s ' per - MO lbs .
State Of Trade. Leeds.—We Bad Very Dull ...
STATE OF TRADE . Leeds . —We bad very dull markets at our _elntli-halls the attendance was less than usual , and purchasers only to order and «> f small amount . Manchester . —It would be a useless task to attempt to give the prices of either cloth or yams ; aud until the Lirerpool market becomes much more stable than it at present seems like to do , we shall _eoutinuJ in the greatest uncertainty as to the real market value of goods and twist . _RiiAnroRD —There has not been much business done in combing wools . For clothing woo ! there is a good demand . There has , during the week , been more business done in yarns . Many spinners have received orders for future delivery , at a small advance . IIcddersnei . d . —The cloth market , to day has been comparatively inactive , In eassinetts and cashuierctts tiiere has been more doing .
Ha : if . vx —A f iir amount of business continues to be dune in the heavier descriptions of piece goods , and yarns are no _worne to sell , hut prices are very _fnaih-quntu to those of combing wool , which generally are fully a halfpenny per lb . over what was obtainable about a month back ' for the low and middle qualities , these at pr . seut being most in request Wakefield . — There is no variation from our last week ' s report in either the long or short wool trade . ItociiDAi . E Flannel Market . —There is little change to report In the flannel market to-day ; business still continues dull , with no cxeeption of any speedy amendment .
_LuicEs-KR . —The demand for hosiery has been dull I '"' the last mouth . The cotton branch having become one ef great importance in our town , several houses have been induced to lay in very largely ut cotton yarns on sp dilation , and its ' late rapid rise has caused the wholesale houses to -. ivcout tlieir orders very early forthe spri ig trade , and so employment has been continued to the workmen . The worsted spinners are very linn in their prices . Nottingham . —Lace : All descriptions of goods kept their prices , the coarse piaiu nets are higher , but not in proportion to the actual rise iu the varus from which they were made . F < r cotton hosiery the demand is steadily improving . Tiie glove branch is iu rather an iuietiv . state .
_Olascow . —Cottin Yarns : A fine market hut sines ii' _-t _t-xt-nsiv _.-. C _. _tioii t . _- oods : Tiie market for g . _io . Is generally _eoiit nues very quiet .
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PICTURE FOB _ras president ' s bed-boom . ( From the New York Tribune . )
"IS THIS WAR ?" " Monterey , Oct . 7 , ISiG . " While I was stationed with our left wing in one ofthe forts , mi the evening of . 'he 21 st ., I s aw a Mexican woman busily engaged in carrying bread and water to the wounded men of both armies . 1 saw this ministering an--el raise the head of a w o un d ed man , _pive-h ni water and food , a nd then carefully bind up his wound with a handkerchief she took from her own be ;! . After _having exhausted her supplies , she went buck to her own house to get more bread and water for othrs . A 3 she was returning * on her mission ot mercy , to comfort other
wounded p ers o ns , I heard the report of a guti , an ;' saw the poor innocent creature fail dead : I think it was an accidental shot that struck her . I would not be _willing to believe other-vise . It made me sick at heart , and turning from the scene , I involuntarily raised my eyes toward heaven , and thought , great God ! and is this War ? _Passing the spot next day , I saw her body still lying there with the b read b y her sid e , and the broken gourd , with a few drops of water still in it—emblems of her errand . Wc buried her . and while wo were _disrviitf-h r grave , cannon balls flew around us like hail . " ' [ Cor . Louisville Conr .
TIIE WHITE SQUALL . On deck , beneath tho a _' _-ning , I dozing lay and yawning ; It was the grey of dawning , Ere jet the sun arose ; And above the funnels' roaring , And the fitful wind ' s deploring , I heard the cabin snoring With universal nose . So I lay and wondered why light Came not , and wateh'd the twilight , And the red glimmer of the skylight , That f hot _across the deck ; And the binnacle pale and steady , And the duil glimpse of the . dead-eye , And the sparks in fiery eddy ,
That whirled from the chimney neck In our jovial floating prison There was sleep from fore to mizen . And never a star had risen The hazy sky to speck _. Strange company we harhour'd We'd a hundred Jews to larboard , _Unwash'd _, uncomb'd , unbarberV , Jews black , and browH , and grey ; With terror it would seize ye , And make your souls uneasy , To see those Rabbi ? greasy ,
Who did nought but scratch and pray , To starboard Turks and Greeks were , Whisker'd and brown their cheeks were , Enormous wide their _breeks were , Tbeir pipes did puffalway ; Each on his mat allotted , In silence _smok'd and squatted , Whilst round cht-ir children trotted In pretiy _, pleasant piay _. He can't but smile who traces The smiles on those brown faces , And the pretty , prattling graces
Of those small _lit-athcns gay . And so the hours kept tolling-, And through the oeean rolling , ¦ Vent fhe brave Intrh bowling Before the break ol day . When a squall upon a sudden , Came o ' er the waters scudding ; And the clouds begun to gather , And tbe sea was la-li'd to lather , And tho lowering thunder grumbled , And the lightning _jump'd and tumbled , And the _f-hip ami all thu ocean Woke up in wild _cumm-j . ion .
Then the wind set up a howling , And the poodle dog a yowling , And the _c-u-ks began a crowing , And the old cow _raised a lowing , As she hard the tempest blowing , And the fowls and geese did cackle , And the cordage and the tackle Began to shritk and cackle ; And the spray dash'd o'er the funnels , And down the deck in runnels ; And the rushing water soaks all ,
From tbe seaman iu thefo'ksal , To the stokers , whose black faces Peep out of their bed places ; And the captain he was bawling , Ani the sailors , pulling , hauling ; Aud the _quurter-deek _tarpauling Was shivcr'd in the squalling ; And the passenger ? a . vi . ktn , Most pitifully shaken ; And the steward jumps up , and hastens For the _ni-Ccssiiry ba = ins .
Then the Greeks they groan'd and _quiver'd , And they knelt , and moan'd , and shivcr'd , As the plunging waters met then ., And splasli'd and overset them ; And they call iu their emergence Upon countless saints aud virgins ; And their marrow bones are bended , And they think the world ia ended .
Ami ihe Turkish people foi ' ard Were , trightcned and behorrorM , And , shrieking and bewildering , The mothers elutch'd their children ; And men sung , ' Allah ! Illah ! Mashullah and Bismillah !' Theu all the _tleus in Jewry Jump'd up and bit like fury ; And tl- . e progeny of Jacob Did ou tbe main deck wake up ( I wot those greasy Rabbins Would never pay for cabins '; And each man moan'd and _jabbst'd in His hlthy Jawisii gaberdine , In woe and lamentation , A howling consternation .
This was the White Squall famous , Which then and tfiere o ' ercame us , _Butwelook'd at Captaiu Lewis , Who calmly stood and blew his Cigar iu all the bustle , And scorn'd the tempest's _tunBel _, And oft we ' ve thought hereafter , How we heat the storm to laughter : For well he knew his vessel With that vain wind could wrestle ; Aud when a wreck we thought her , And dom'd _ourselves to slaughter ,
How gallantly he fought her , And thought the hubbub brought her , And , as the tempest caught her , Cried ' George some brandy and wat . r !' And when , its force expanded , The harmless storm was ended , Aud , as the sunrise splendid Came blushing o ' er the sea , I thought , as day was breaking , My little girls were waking , And smiling then and makii . g A prayer at home for nte .
Tiie Ancient Britons .- —The best materials for getting at the early history of acountry are its coins , its architecture , and itB manners . The Britons , however , had not yet converted the Britannia metal —for which their valour always made them conspicuous—into coins , while their architecture , to judge from tbe Druidical remains , was oi the wicket style , consisting of two or three stones stuck upright in the earth , with another stone laid at the top of tl-em ; after the fashion with which all lovers of tiie game of cricket are of course familiar . As this is the onl y architectural assistance we arc likely to obtain ,
wc decline entering upon the _suhject throug h such a g a te ; or to use au expression _analagotis to the pastime to wliich we have referred , wc refuse to take our innings at such a wicket , Wc need hardly add , that in looking to the manners of our ancestors for enli g htenment , wo look , utterly in vain , lor there is n i Druidical Chesterfield to atf rd us any information upon the etiquette of that distant period . There s every reason to believe that our forefathers lived in an exceedingly rude slate , and it is therefore perhaps as well mat their manners—or rather their want of manner '' , should be buried in oblivion . — Coint ' c Ilistorv of England .
Canute and his Couiitikiis . —One day , when in thu plenitude of his power , he _cmsed the throne to be removed from the throne-room and erected , during low tide , on the -. ea-sliore . Having taken his seat , surroun d ed b y his courtiers , he issued a proclamation to the ocean , f o r b i d din g it to rise , and commanding it not on any account to leave its bed until his permission for it to get up was graciously awarded . The courtiers backed the Royal edict , and encouraged with the grossest adulation this first great practical attempt to prove that Britannia rules the waves . __ Such a rule , h' > wever , was soon proved to be niitniiig better than a rule nisi , which it is impossible to make absolute when oppose !! by Neptune ' s _irrcsisiib ' e motion of course . Kvery wave of Canut e ' s sepptrp was answered bv a wave from thc sen ,
and the _courtitr- * _, who wore alrculy up to their ankles in salt water , _bc'iaii to fear that thoy should soon he pic '; l ed in tho fo ' amin _* - brine . At length the monarch himself found his _fjotstn--l disposed to go on swimming ly of its own accord , a nd ther e wa s every prospect that tli ' . whole p * arty would undergo the ceremony of an immediate _investiture of the bath . Tho sovereign , who was very lightl y shod , soon found t ! a ' , his -umps w . re . n t capablo o ! gefctiii" rid ofthe wa t er , which was now rising very rapidly . Having sat with his feet in tlie sea for a few minutes am ) j ' _otrw ' . s ' mig the . _slight . vpeeimi _.-ji of hydropathic treatment , he lu . d etidured . he jumped suddouly up , anil began to ) ahn _* _-o his < vo : _ir'ii j's lor the mess into which lie _iiaii ' b . 'ii betraye . 1 by _tlieii' euti _' . _ig- - . _oiwllittery , —Ibid .
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Goon.—Apian Has Been Tried For Five Year...
Goon . —Apian has been tried for five years past a Birmingham , of _bindingyoun-i offenders to masters when these can be found to reccivo apprentices frmi the dock , instead of committing them to prison . Tli number of such apprentices , up to last Michaelmas "vis 113 . Of these 40 had returned to bad courses 2 ! i were doubtful ; and U had entirely reformed . Uise in tub Price of Coals . — On Saturday f h ere was a general advance in the ton of coals , made lithe retail dealers _, throughout the metropolis thr . ? _t ot the most inferior _descri ption _iie-criptton bJn * r no ci : an . 'ed at the rate of o 0 . < .
Deadly 1 < mh Excoumter . -The o her day an tie usual __ commotion was observed in the Findhorn _, at one of the spawni' ! jj beds , by ., parly 0 f , „ _,, „ it was soon di-covered to be occasioned by the _fi-htiii' o ; tw o salm o n , _hot-li lar-. 'e males . Aftera _long _^ trirVie the water bncamo still , aud one of the ewnbatanis floated tothe .-ur l ' ace dead . The fish was picked _u-. > hy the onlwke _. s , « n < l it was found that tlio who _' co ' _* its flesh , or fish , had been torn , to the depth of the _Iwne , from head to tail . Tmuiific Accident . —A train of six coal _wasc / ms
ran over the _shippiutr dr <> ps at _Mxikweyirmoiitii Colliery Straiths , into the River Wear , on Saturday last , and damage- ' , a _vct-scl underneath the drops . This accident was caused by fhe _breaking of the rope on the incline : happ I . v no person was injured . French Gkesk—Thursday _bein- _' thecveof C ' _nvistih . is day , nearl y 30 , 000 geese were _bron _:.-ht , . '• ays one of the journals , to the market of _theVallce , which was literally encumbered with them . Geese are nearly as favourite a food with the middle ami lower _cla-ises of the French at Christmas , as at Michaelmas with the English .
Sixoui / AU _Importation . —A vessel , a r riv e d at t he St . Kathainu ' s D oe lc f rom Nassau , New Providence , has brought among a variety of description * of wood anil other articles of West India production , ninetyseven logs of horse flesh wood . Another Disastek ojj tue Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway . —On Friday last , anotuer collision took place near Bishop-bridge , on the passenger'rain which left Edinburgh at a quarter to eight o'clock , reaching Glasgow near to eleven . Singular Death . —The death of a young woman was lately occasioned in a somewhat curious manner
near CharU-roy . Two dogs were iig htin ? near the mouth of a coal-mine , in the vicinity ofthat town , when in their struggles they approached the brink of the pit and rjlled over , to the ureat mirth of the spectators of the combat . Lament a ble cries , howev e r , were immediately heard coming from the mine . The dogs , in their fall , had alighted on and broken , the c o ver of the basket which was ascending the shaft , and the pieces failing on the young girl who was coining up in it , fractured her i ' ui 11 in so shocking a manner that she died on the spot .
Cobden Tribute Fund . —The Manchester subscriptions to this Fund have been considerabl y in creased during the week , the principal contributions being from places at a distance , including _Tillicmitry , Scotland ; Norwich , Lock , and _Newcastle-oii-, Tyne . Total of the Manchester subseriptioa £ 62 576 , 1 s . 61— . _VancAcs / er Examiner . Short-Work in Stockpirt . —We have authority for staling that the cotton waste spinners of this town have unanimously agreed tocoinineace working four days per week . — Stoc kport Advertiser .
A Rare Bird . —About a fortnight ago , a larue and unc- mman bird made its appearance in the iiiivsery grounds of Mr . Faulkner , near Kersal Moor , and _« as seen afterwards almost every day ; but though many attempts were made to sh' _-ot it they all failed , owing to its extreme wariness , until Thursday la s t , when a person named Smith contrived to get _witliin shot of it , and brought it down , when it proved to be a remarkably fine male bittern ( ardea stellaris ) , a bird now rarely seen in England . Indian Gourd . —There is growing in a garden near M o r p eth , a fine specimen of the Indian gourd , or pumpkin . It measures upwards of five foot in circ umf e renc e , and five feet six inches in length . Game Laws . —It seems that some further proceedings with respect to the Game Laws ave contemplated in the next session of Parliament . French Cattle . — Tbe Fir William Wallace
st e amer , arrived at Blackwall from Boulogne , has brought another entire cargo of live cattle , comprising 42 cows and 600 sheep . The importation of cattle from France has continued since our first notice of the subject , and tho arrivals have now _incliiiled several thousand head ul live stack . _CnaisTMAs _Caro- 'es on the Eastern Counties . Thursday the Eastern Counties presented an unusual scene , in cons e quen c e of the " arrival ol _extenr-ive trains , carrying passengers , _luggage and baskets , hampers , « Sic , containing a most extraordinary supply nf poultry for the London market . By the morning mail train upward of 2 , 000 packages were _bniuulit , to the _Sl . orcditch stati > n . An afternoon train , whieh consisted of nearly thirty _carriages , c arry _in- ' between 30 . ) and 400 passenger * - , arrived considerably after its appointed time . Sunderland . —The weather has been very severe , and the poor are suffering _c-cat privations . '
_Pksursiimj . — -On OWrisimas- \ lav a _Ecniloman in Edinburg h received through the Post-ollice the following letter , enclosing two half-crowns : — " Sir , —In a foolish and mad freak , I last summer , stole your bell-handle . I beg to sent ! you what I _hape is the full cost , aiid to express my sincere sorrow lor being so foolish . The British Museum and the National Gal-LKltY .-On Monday tho doors of these . " National Institutions" were thrown open to the holiday folks _, and during the hours appointed for _rrmainin-j open weiv thronged with visitors .
Deplorable Accident from Fire Arms . — A melancholy accident happened at Milverton on Friday last . _ A _pernoii of the name ot Cross had been nut shooting , and on return _i ng neglected to draw thc charge from his ;' gun , which he phi' _-ed near tho clock ; his son , a little boy , took up the gun an *! snapped it , when unfortunately it went off . and the whole of the contents were _lodged in the mother ' s head , who fell dead on thc spot , leaving several motherless children . Increase or Intoxication in Edinburgh . — The number of persons found on the publie streets in a state of intoxication and unable to take charge ot themselves has of late very much increased . A Veteran Lawyer . —The senior mem ber of the Paris bar is at present . V . Girard de Bury , who h a s just completed his 100 th year .
Going Ahead . —Ap . American has proposed to cast ships in one piece from an alloyed metal , whic ' a , according to the discoverer , combin e s the s tren g th ol iron with the durability of copper . Site for the Wellington Statue . —Mr . Barry has been applied to , and under his direction , as a preliminary step , s 'mc men wero set to war ! -: to dig u hole in t he parade , simp ly to ascertain the nature of thc ground there , so as to judge of the propriety of adopting that site . The excavation has since b \ _en filled in .
r Oil Cakk . —The Lanarkshire arrived from New York , has brought a large quantity of this article , consisting of 137 casks , 60 tons to one party , and other parcels in which tho exact quantity was not mentioned in tho official report ; and al _** o " the large quantity of 101 . 133 ibs . _weight in bulk of the article . Novel Importation . —The American _lineV-paekct shi p Ilendrick Hudson brought thirty barrels oi pork suet . The late Storm and Inundations at Rome . —Letters from Rome of the 12 th slate that the disasters occasioned by fhe overflowing of the Tiber had caused so much distress that the Pope has appointed a committee to open a subscription for the pojr . The Pope has already contributed a sum equal ta 20 , 000 francs from his privy purse .
Andover Union , Dec . 25 . —Tho inmates had bread and cheese dinner to-day—no subscription entered into this year , to provide extra comforts fur those unfortunates . Death of an Eminent Character . — C o lonel Baron BorySt . Vincent , honorary member of the Academy of Sciences , and mcmrci' of _several learned societies " , has just exp ired , aged 66 . Under the Empire this officer was engaged in many of tho great bat'les then fought , and was successively aide-de-camp to Maishal Ncy and Marshal Snult . The late Sir Fowell Buxton . —Small allotments of land having been granted to iwenty-fcur pour inhabitants in the parish of Triniing ham _, by the lute Sir Fowell Buxton , Bait ., the occupiers thereof desire to express publicly their most grateful thanks for the boon b es towed upon them , which has already been of great benefit to themselves and families .
Longevity . — A ven e rable and patriarchal labourer named C h ar l es Vincent , died at _Sy-lling , S a int Ni c hol a s , Dorset , ou Saturday week , h a vin g at t ained the age o f 104 . The British Museum Closkd . — On Saturday morning , long before ten o ' clock , the hour for opening , a considerable number of persons , a great portion well-dressed artinns , had assembled in the front of the Museum , but were , with nearly 20 000 Others who called during the day , doomed to tlis . _ip pninttnent , as . on applying for admission , they wore severally informed that the Museum was " nev e r open . on Siturday . " This appeared so astounding and inexplicable , it being geuer « tlly understood tha " this institution would be aiwavs open on hnlidavs , that crowds during the day _ass-mbled iu the street muyinuriii K at the injustice of exclusion ou this , perhaps thc _oiih holiday in the vear .
National Gallery —To t his , another of our " nation . ;! " institutions , thc public were also iknic . l admission , and thrum-h tbe Mime punctilious etiquette , viz ., " not open on Saturdays , " while , tt preve . it parley , thc outer gates wero / cost _ri-ji-Uv kept closed . Tin : Danish Armv . —A letter ( rem Copeuhagen . _-t- ' . tes , that in consequence of the dean-ess of provisions , the King of D' _.-iic . _itii'l' has published an _m-. tet of the day , giving to eaelt soldier an _angincniaiion oi • ' ¦•¦ <> i f . » iir . Nki ; l / iigs ( rtb'iut ' JO centums ) n u ' _-iv , am ; an additional loaf _ev-ry _thrue days . Each soldier , married with the _aiitliui'izttion « if * _Gnwi'iu « i « i ! t , . ''' d having three children or mo e , is to receive a svrtml additional loaf every three day .-- .
Goon.—Apian Has Been Tried For Five Year...
Sale o p the Tkadks' Liukauv at i ' . wslv .. — is ono nf the most melancholy pictures which ean ba presented of the state of siciety in Paisley , _rh- \ t the principal part of thc stock of books _camposinnr the Trades ' Library has had to bo brought tn the li . ; mmcr _t-i clear off the debt against that institution . Railway Tunnel -The _nttttinz through o ' the tunnel on the Dieppe railroad from Petit- " _. m . < _-i ]! e to tho _vaJIev of A roups , a _length of . ilwnt 2 . _-il ) 0 _me ' _res has just , been completed , and the masonry _w- >" . ' commenced . _BnwAvns . —Tho _dilicenci-of MM . Galline > . i . ! Co .,
ru nn in j . ' between _Vaienc /' ari' ] Avi gn o n wai , •>•* _'¦"• • _-fkc'l , savs a Lynns journal , a few days since , bv a ' v <\ of robbers , ' who _carried off a sum of 10 , 01 _'Of . i ' _-- c details arc not ui ven . B"dv of a Child Found in nib Rn / n . vr' _i'AitK . —Mr . Mills held an _inquest-at St . MaryUlm- ' . ¦ •• _i-rlt _* . house , on the body of •» new-born female i - '' : int , found ' on Tiie '* i'ay morning in tho _Regent ' s P .-it , b y a mnn nav . _i"tl Crak ' . » _workrnpi , in the cmpV . : the _C-mmi _.-si-ner : ' of Wo " . Is and Forests . U waa vrapped in an "M cotton h . indkprehief . Mr ' Ven ¦ - _'irgfiin , gave it as his opinion that it was st ' ! _l-orn _, V _.-i _' iiiot ' " Found ( _I-- * ad . "
. ' Tit-Metro Murder . " -On Saturday _mi-h- _* _,.-. man " ¦" the im : neof l _. vnns , who lives ii ) Lineob - * : irfc , ¦ Villi-street , Druri-lanp , went home and _abi ; --: i his wife in a most -. _Immtful manner . The _wwiii . ' ! _^ it aj . p-. ircd _, p ; l ; , i nn attention to his threats f > _v-rnre time , when the fell .-, w took lip a wpoden chair _>* i the room and struck thc poor _croallire several blo _* v : over tlio head , lyiin ; Lor _iii- _* en _* -il >! e nn the floor . II' ¦ -vies for help brought , thc lodger ami neighbours to i .: _ras-•¦ ist anee , who , on enterinir thc room , discover .-. ! the floor covered with _iilonir . The poor woman v * _., conveyed in a dying state to King ' s Co ! lei * e _llc ' . j'ital , and it is not . considered likely that she can stir . ive . _PiiOLiFic _Canaiiy . —A hen canary with a r .-it of three young ones two weeks old , heing th <* c ' . .- * -nth . brood she has hatched within the present uv . r , ig now in tlio possession of Mr . William _Skeliy , Alnwick .
The Faithful Dog . —On Sundav morning , ai a _diligence was proceeding on its journey n < ar V ? nl un , a man was discovered frozen io death on the . road _. His dog was lying en his breast as if to warm Mm , and it wns not withr . ut much resistance on tho p . rt of the animal that the conductor could remove ths body to a house near the spot . Gun Cotton . —We were present on _Saturday at the _rock-biasting by gun-cotton , in the quarry behind the Necropolis , and we wero truly a-tonished at i _' s tremendous _piwers . The _unwod-. ' oable -Mid . solid white rock was sp lit b y it as quietl y and instantly as if it had been a soft myrtle . What _v-ul < l a bale of the cotton not do , w hen a sm a ll _qu-i . _itity ( stuffed into a bore _** ix inches by one and a hap ) was capable , of such effects ? It would blow tip a 'ittlo ctty . —Glasoow Constitutional .
L o an Ashley . —We understand that Lord Ashley i- willing to become a candidate at the next election for tbe representation of the city of Bath , oh the Conservative interest , on ti'e condition that his supporters will defray his expenses ; otherwise he will not accept the requisition which has been forwarded to him , although it is _stened by an actual majority of the constituency . — Gloucestershire Chronicle . Baths and - _Wash-IIousi-s tor the Poor . —Oa Tuesday , the Committee of the Baths and \\ ash-Houses made a report of the numbers of persons who had avavailed themselves of tlie _hciieiir _^ , of the institution in George-street _. _Enston-squnre , s ince its opening on the 3 rd oi _August last . Ui to the 27 th December instant , 34 , 631 males , and 4 . 394- fema l es , have bathed , Ac .
_fnB Queics op Spain . —We give thc following from the correspondence of one of the niorniiH' papers as a specimen of the beastly _itims of "Court _Intellisjeuce "; delicacy and royalty have no . onnexion : — " In a former letter I mentioned the _p- _'egnanjy of tlie Queen , and the faint hopes _entertained by her medical attendants of preserving the i ' anui I have now to acquaint you that her Majesty mise Tiied a few days aso , without any suffering , ot a six weeks' child . Her general healfii was not , _j n the least affected , and she on _' y kept her room two onys in _consequence . This untoward event is kept as si cret as possible . "
A _Maiiommrdan Saint . — Sidi Abdullah , a most venerated marabout , who had given his name to t ' ., o street in which he resided , recently died at A _' girra in thc 110 th year of his age . lie had not quitted his dwelling for twenty years , except at distant , ia . tervals , and b y ni g ht , to enjoy a bath . Daring the same period he neither touched his beard nor his hair . Tlie nativus affirm that , he naver _b-jheld the _fa- _' _-e of a Frenchman . It was no d _*) iiht on account of this peculiarity thatthe Mussulmen regarded him as a Miint . Loan Stanley has issued cards to a distinguished circle of Pr > tecti _** r * ist Peers , inviting their iivese . ee at a grind banquet , tobe giveu by his I / a-hip on the evening of the 18 _'h proximo , the day before the the opening of Parliament .
Post-office _Proceedings— ( From a Correspondent ) —Thomas Mitchell , the _subsui'ter , who was dismissed from the Post-office service on »\\ alleged _eha-gc _' of insolence to John Playle , an assi .-tant insy vcUw , lv _.-8 been nppwnte _** by the _Govcvninont to a - situation in thc new rail " ay office about to be permanently established in Grent George-steel , _Westmin-tcr . It would appear from this step that the Ministry are not satisfied with tiie proun . _ls upon which Mischell was expelled from the Po-t-olHco . Death of the Italian Pathiot Fkedeuick _Gon-FALioxEiii . —The little vi ! l"ge « f _flnspenihal , is situate in the St . Gothard Pass , almost on thc summit , and only a couple of leagues from the hc-piee , in
the most lonely part of the mountain . There arrived there on ihe night of the 8 th _Dei . _v'nbi-r , a man , sick unto death , and accompanied only by his wife , on their road from Paris to Italy . The _sfranger was so ill that he had to be carried fro m the carriage into the inn . and on tho next day lie was a corpse . He , who had thus expired within a few miles of his native land , from which he had been so long exile- ! , was one of tha _nobl-. _st of the martyrs in ihe cause of Itolinn freedom , Frederick Gor-. faUon . eri . Extreme Cold in Rome . —A letter from Rome of thc ISth says— " An excessive cold , acc o mpanied by enow ,, h _* u succeeded here the inundatinn . The population is the more sensitive to these variations of temperature that it is not accustomed to th * vn .
Cold in Switzerland and Florence . - —In Switzerland frost has been so intense , that at Neufchatel last week the thormometcr fell to 27 _det-rees _b-L-low zero of the Centigrade scale ( 17 ' below zero of Fahrenheit ) . On the banks of the lakes the thermometer stood at . 20 Centi » rade . We find a ' . sn , by a letter from Florence of the 19 th , that the weather lias been very severe there . There had been a heavy fall of snow , and the ice was bo linn that skating took place daily ; two sledges also were seer . —a very unusual sight for the Florentines . Woli * at Peckham . —A large ar . d feroei . ms wolfsupposed to have escaped from some travelling mcnagerj _) , was last Wednesday despatched in " a tie Id neat' i ' cckli _. im . Thc skins of several d" ; _js ar . d cats , found near the animal's lair , sufficiently showed how the tua _* _-ter wolf " got his living . " A Great Fact . —In proportion to the _mn-. iopuly of thc land in any country is there misery nnd crime .
_IJi'man IIoRSEsnoES . —There is iron enough inthe blood of forty-two men to make fifty _howe-siioes , each weighing _iialf-a-pouiid . A Man is taller in tho morning by half an inch than he is at night . Hope for the Fat and the Lean . *— About tho age of 3 ( i , it is said tho lean m . ui becomes fa iter , and the fat man leaner . The Ohio . —Fossil remains on the Ohio , * , rove that it was once covered by the sea . The Sea . —When the sea is ofa blue colour , it is deep water , when green , shallow . Old Mai * . —A map of China , made 1 vears before . Christ , is still in existence . In the Artic _Rkoions . —Inthe Artie regions when the thermometer is below zero , _pei-soiis can converse at more than a mile _distant . Dr . Jamiesmi asserts that he heard every word ofa sermon at the distance of two miles .
House Measure . —A hand used for horses is four inches . Fish . — Thcre _' are two thousand five hundred known species of fishes . _PuimiJCTiVKNLss . —A single horse ilv produces in one season - 0 , 0 ** O , 320 ! How Far a _Fli-a Ji'mps . —Thc flea jumps 2 (» 0 times its own len _. Jh , equal to a quarter ot a mile for a mail . , Tn *; Black Ostrich stands 7 feet high . A Settlement for Life . —A gentlemen in Virginia , aged ll _» 3 years , has just completed a pedestrian tour ofl , 30 l > miles through the west . It is supposed that he went to look for an _eligible localiyn to settle for life !
Critiques . — Among others , a lady correspondent heyes the following to the Gateshead Observer . Th e y refer to an cxhibiti-. it of paintings in North Shields , as detailed in thu catalogue : — "No . 2 , was 'Shipping Askew . '— -But 1 eould sec nothing that ailed the slii ; is _; they ail seemed straight . No . 10 , Pigs feeding _M'Jilaiid . '—1 f »* kul a little , gentleman in * pectac _[ _ci were Morland v , as ; but he only lau ghed at me . Yet I assure _y _*; . ii , sir , all that was to _beseeiiwasa little lad feeding a pig with a cabbage leal' ! No . S ' . J , 'Tuhitand _Ang-dafte- Rembrandt . * _Tobu 1 could see , and aSenlch Angel , Hying aloft in kilt-. w . _ssacnnspiciiotis object ; but nowhere could 1 find the fugitive _Kcn-bran-it ! No . iUi > , ' Cattle Story , '— i _' y every cow ' there huns ! a tail , ' but I could net g _.-t at the story . " " Ax . _vhXATtox and War . " — - " That ' s I-- ' every word of it , " said a pert old maid , "rio sooner du you g _« _-t- married than you he . ijin to tight !"
Goon on Hutu Sides . —A Q , uakov having suld a tine hulking but blind horse , asked the purchaser ; W . li , my _tnc-iid , _uo-it _th-ai _r , ec anv lauit in iiiin ' . ' ' " None whatever , " was the replv . " Nv . fc ' uir will be . ever see any mthce , _"** * id . 'loncst i . lroa _' . ilir . iii . Going Ahead . — " Received by lighfnin * . —Printed bv 3 cam ' . "—mth ' _cteroi'tyi'Cd head of the- _* < . ! e' ; rapliic ne . - ' 8 ill tlw Briftdo Courier .
Northern Star (1837-1852), Jan. 2, 1847, page 3, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ns/issues/ns3_02011847/page/3/