I'itfuhue. tl tra, nrc. fBooks and publications intended for review in this journal may be sent through Mr. C Mitchell, bookseller, Red Lion Court, Fleet-street; or direct to the Office.j The Art Journal. Part for January.—This valuable publication will be doubly interesting to its readers in in South Wales on account of the series of articles just commenced by Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Hall, and entitled Excursions in South Wales." In the present part the writers treat of the -1 Wye, from Ross to Monmouth and they announce their intention of eventually describ- ing the beautiful river from its source to its mouth, from the well into which it dribbles in the far off moun- tain to the estuary where it joins the Severn." Mr. F. W. Ilulrne will illustrate the work, and the sketches he produces this month are very satisfactory. We have pleasant little pictures of Ross from Wilton Meadows," The Wye from the Prospect," The Church of Ross," Wilton Castle," lioss Market-place," and of seve- ral other scer.es and objects. We need scarcely say that all of them are produced in the true Art Journal style. As to the letter-press, Mr. and Mrs. Hall dis- course agreeably on the points of interest along the route, and conclude the first chapter with an interesting account of the Man of Ross." The article, in short, is full of attractions, and we warmly recommend those of our readers who do not already subscribe to the work, to send their names to their booksellers at once. The large engravings are, "Gil Bias at Pennaflor," "The Marmozettes," and "Emily of Rylstone." There are also several illustrated articles in the part. The con- ductors are manifesting a determination to surpass their former efforts, and we have no doubt their exertions will be rewarded by an in, reased measure of public support. National 3C"gazine. January. — In this part com- mences a new series of Recollections of a Detective Officer," which promise to be very entertaining. Mr. Brough continues his humorous story, and the illus- trations are numerous. The Family II-rail.—Several new stories are com- menced in the part for January. The leading articles are excellent, as usual, and a large portion of the maga- zine is devoted to useful family recipes. The London Journal.—Scott's "Fortunes of Nigel" is continued in the part before us, and Miss M. Power contiibutes portions of a new story, entitled Too Late." There is a capital "Christmas Supplement" bound up with the part. The Home Circle.—The re issue of this favouiite magazine is still progressing, and we recommend it to the notice of our readers. ———— Routledgv's Shakespeare continues to deserve the high praise we have frequently bestowed on it. Mr. Gilbert's illustrations are excellent, while the care and attention which Mr. Staunton devotes to the elucidation of ob- scure passages in the text cannot be exceeded. The work will doubtless be in the library of most lovers of Shakespeare.
THE INFLUENCE OF BALLADS. (CONTRIBUTED.) In this utilitarian age of telegraphs and steam, so bent is the world on M.immon worship—so great the thirst of man fur gold, that the novelist and the poet are looked upon coldly as dreamy idealist", who contribute nothing to the nation's wealth, or to the public happiness. What is a poet, and what has he done for the elevation and hap- piness of man f" says the successful speculator, sipping his wine and rattling the gold in hia well-filled pocket; a robust and unintellectual anima), who believes that the mere acquiring of money, and not the virtuous use of it, to be the sole aim of life. I beiieve, and will endea- vour to prove that the Poet's mission is second only to that of the minister of religion. Patriotism and virtue are nourished by the strains of a national minstrelsy. Poetry holds up to posterity the mirror of a proud past to guide it to a triumphant future. Soma of the finest cha- racters in English history are some of her sweetest poete Sydney. Spenser, Raleigh, Shakespeare, Harington, Waller, Surrey, Wyatt, &c. The Englishman is not to be found who could read Macaulay's Ballad on the Armada, without feeling his heart's pulse boat high with pride and p'ear-ure. And where is the Welshman who could calmly listen to the bloodstirring strokes of "The March of the M<.n of Harlech ?" Nationality imparts a peculiar charm to song it has embalmed Spanisu poetry, and endowed it wi'h a life th..t will live for ever. Though Spain fell before the bloody scimitar of the Saracen, in her mountain fastnesses her poets still kept alive her spirit of nai iial resistance. Their stirring ballads nen-ell the heart and strung the arm of the proud Cas- tilian and chivnlnus Granadine, and flung back the Moor from the Astuiian mountains, to sigh for his fallen power by the banks of the Guad liquiver and the fountains of the Alharobra. The follcviiug extracts «i'.l show how succtssiully the Spanish poets combined the bo:d daiina bluntntss of the soldier with the polished me'ricul lan- guage of the bard THE FORAY OF THE CID. "FIVE hundred Knights of Old Castile have followed De Bivar, To brave with him, through weal and woe, the perils of the war; They halted in a spacious plain, for meal and mid-day rest, When the Cid he checked his courser's rein, and thus his host addressed,— 'Hidalgos' shall your blood be shed like ruin, on Moorish spears? Shall Moorish do^s rmid run for food, as the kite his carrion tears ? Shall every brow that fillsheth now with a soldier's honest hate, Turn pale with fear as soon as you hear the Moor it; at the gate ? No, by my soul Hidalgos, no! pride flushath every cheek Deeply as sunset stains the snows upon the mountain peak, Down f'Om their passes let them pour, as foams t;.e tierce cascade, Your leader's El ampeador! Pehold Zizoua's blade He said, and sheathed his giant blade, the marching word was given, L ilea ven The banners played, the trumpets brayed, their echoes rose to On, on, in gorgeous train they ride, with armed breast and heel, In iron phalanx, side by side, the champions of Castile. Sow far and wide through the Moonsh land, like a tempest fierce they broke The Moslem quailed before his brand and bowed beneath his yoke; The brightness "f the crescent wanes—broken the scimn..r Who leads the Moorish King in chains ? liodrigo de Bivar I Uow conquest piles her golden store, within Valencia's walls The banners of E! Campeador bedeck her lofty halls Two hundred steeds, one hundred Moors, the bravest in the land Stand rauged before itcdrigo s door, and wait the Cid's commando Kings, slaves, and steeds the Cid hath seat, as tribute from his sword, For, though he fought in banishment, Alphonso was still his lord; Each slave he bears an iron key, the barbs wore jewelled reins. And the glowing u'- od of Araby swdls high witluu th.-ir vieus Bernardo dni Carpio's address to his army has also much force and vigour. We may suppose it uttered on the tve of the fnuous Eonccsvallei, wh-re the brave Ber- nardo fought nMnst Charlemagne, and made great havoc amongst the Eights of the round table, mirtiiiy wound- ing, amongst .,ihorsf the renowned Orl-tndo .— THE stoutest lances at his side that ever fought for Spain, Bernarlio rallied far and wide, gainst haughty Charlemagne Jn iron phalanx on they go, in rest is every lance, Their leader is Dot Carpio-their enemy is France. Weary with march, the glittering train, ere the bright sun go down, Halt in the middle of a plain, two leagues from Leon town. Bernardo r.'ised his visor up, surveyed his army then, And while he spake, no sound there brake from that line of steel- clad men. 4 Sons of Le in, ye who prize a warrior's name and glory, Who- e martial deeds of high emprise shall live in Spaui-h story Warriors, ye whose every vein with noblest biood is fed, Shall Leon wear the Frenchman's chain, or fear her blood to shed? Will ye consent that stranger hands should forge the grinding chain? (plain i That France should pour old Leon's blood on Leon's blooming That to-morrow's sun should rise upon your sons in bondage led ? ThfS snored soil be the foeman'a spoil for which our fathers'bled j Shall your bucklers broad and bright forget the noble sign they bear Blazoned upon their breasts of might, the lion in his lair ? Shall the haughty lion yield his place to the pallid Fh-ur de, lis 1 Shall Leon's sous her arms erase for Frankish b,azollry I For many a year this tand so fair in peace your fathers swayed, Freedom's foundation with their blo"d antI valour ha\e they laid. Stout Leonese, it cannot be that the terror ot a day Should beat from every memory their toils and blood away. Where are those craven hearts that fear to ÍJitcJ the ground in death? (breath; Remember Leon's banners never yet were fanned by a coward's We ask not of them sword or lance,—we ask alone the brave. To stem the iron tide of Erance, or make oid Spain their graye., He vaulted on his steed, plunged the rowels im his side, Dashed away with fiery speed, as shafts from a bowman g'ide ? Leal Knights and true, your coursers spur,' his voice rose on the breez Shall the lion quail before the cur—'fore France the Leoncse?'" There are some fine patriotic sentiments in there bal- lads beyond ary others in the whole extent of the chi- Yalric poems. Every !ine goes straight to its object with the precision and directness of a su oid-thrust. Surely no OLe can deny that these ballads tffeeted great good for Spain. By animating her sons with a lofty enthusiasm vhitjh no disaster could wholly destroy, and which kept alive in their bosoms that spirit of patrietism which even- tually made them the conquerors of the Moors, and tie- vated them to the position of lords of the soil, by wrest- ing from their haughty invaders the fair fields of Anda- lusia, and the marble palace of Granada, instead of sink- ing to be the serfs of the conquerors, which would most probably have been the case if thfcir bards had not incited them to imitate their heroic ancestors. P leteher, of Sal- toun, has observed—" Give me the m iking of a nation's ballads, and I care not who makes its laws." We see in them the breathings of a people's inner life, which history does not record. It is the reflection of their wants and aspirations, and the truest history of their feeiings. The ballads and lyrical songs of Burns sway the hearts of all Scotchmen, from the Orkneys to the Border. Even we, who are not Scotchmen, find our hearts respond to Lie simple and touching melodies. We must ever regard poets who have adorned and elevated humanity by their genius as men of superior order; as philanthropists, who hare added a new pleasure to life, a pleasure which purifies the heart while it gratifies the sense, and which 110 mere utilitarian triumphs could ever supply. GASTON DB F.
jfflrrigtt unit Cnlmtial Ikitis. FRANCE.—The French Funds have fallen very much this week, owing to warlike rumours. On Friday the following announcement appeared in the jloniteur :— For some days past public opinion has been alarmed by reports, to which it is necessary for the Government to put an end. There is nothing in dip- lomatic relations to give rise to these reports."— Notwithstanding this official statement, the Funds again fell, lower than they bad done before. The Morning Post Correspondent reports by telegram that numerous sales were made by German houses, in consequence, as was said, of despatches announcing great agitation on the Bourse of Vienna."—A tele- gram from Vienna mentions that a corresponding fall occurred in all kinds of Austrian and Austro-Italii-.ii securities. SARDINIA..—The following is a summary of the Royal Speech on the occasion of the opening of the SardinianChambers:—" The King thanks the Chambers for the assistance afforded hiin during the last Session, which consolidated the national policy and the progress of Piedmont. He announces that Go. vernment will bring in bills for judicial, administra- tive, and municipal reform. lie regrets that the financial crisis and the scarcity of the silk crop prevented a balance in the national Exchequer. His Majesty says that the political horizon is not clear, but that the future must be awaited with firmness. The future cannot fail to be fortunate, because the policy of Piedmont is based on justice and love of its country's liberty. Piedmont is small, but great in the councils of Europe, on account of the principles it represents and the sympathies it inspires. It re- spects treaties, but is not insensible to Italy's cry of anguish." The King concludes with the words, Let us resolutely await the decrees of Provideuee.' Pro- longed acclamations of Vica il Ife followed the conclusion of the speech. PRUSSIA.—OPENING OF THE CHAMBERS.— The Prince Regent'opened the Chambers in person on W ed nesdny, and the following is a summary of his speech The Prince Regent laments the protracted sufferings of the King, and fully recognising the high calling Of the Deputies, requests them to assist Government with their judgment and devotion in the course which he (the Prince Regent) has taken with regard to Prussian policy, its glorious history, and its patriotic traditions,—a course which he is determined firmly to pursue within limits imnioveablv fixed. To preserve to the King the Prerogative of the Crown unscathed is one of the chief missions of the Prince's regency. The speecli describes the general condition of the country as satisfactory, and promises measures for increased development of railway communication and other purposes, in order to the further advancement of the country's well-being. The Budget displays a favourable state of the national finances, which will suffice to meet current expenses, progressive increase in the salaries of public servants, and also any new or rising demands from other quarters. The Prince Regent proceeds to say No change has taken place in the peaceful relations of Prussia towards foreign countries, and all fricnuiy connexions with the great Powers remain undisturbed. The efforts of Govern- ment have always, in concert with the other German Federal powers, been directed towards obtaining for the German Duchies, which are under the Danish sceptre, the full exercise of those rights to which the Federal laws and the treaties between the German Diet and Denmark gave them well-founded claims. The first time I addressed the Deputies of this Coun- try as Regent I called upon them to carry high the banner of Prussia, whereon is inscribed. Kingdom by the Grace of God, Observance of Law and the Constitution, Fidelity of the People, and of an Army conscious of Victory, Justice, Truth, and Fear of God.' Forward, help me to carry high this banner. He who follows it, follows me. Let us leave to suc- ceeding generations the old Prussian spirit, which finds expression in the unanimous shout of Long s 6 live the King I"—a shout which, though mingled with sorrow, is nevertheless enthusiastic. AUSTRIA.—The subjoined official article, which was published in the Oesterreichischo Correspondent, has caused considerable perturbation in Vienna :— Although the efforts of a criminal and incorrigible party to bring about uisturhances in the .Loinbardo- Venetian kingdom have—thanks to the sound common sense of the people—failed, still the very fact that the party in question dares to make such attempts is a proof that it is necessary to provide satisfactory guarantees for the 1 rotection of the quiet and peaceful inhabitants of the kingdom against such continual provocative agitation, and for the maintenance uf peace and order. With this paternal object in view, his Imperial Royal Apostolic Majesty has been pleased to issue orders that the army in the Lombatdo-Venetian kingdom he reinforced. The greater part ot the reinforcements will be taken from the troops which are now stationed in Vienna and in its environs. The moderation and the love of peace of the Imperial Government art- so well known, and its relations to the other great Powers are so tranquillizing (beruhigend), that it must be evident the present measure has nothing whatever to do with international questions. We there- fore again observe, that the measure has been taken solely for the security of the peaceful inhabitants of the Lombardo-Venetian kingdom, and for their protection against a party which is capable of committing the great- est follies and the greatest crimes." The Journal de Francfort, generally believed to be the organ of Count Buol, the Austrian Minister for Foreign Affairs, publishes the :I' Austria is strong enough in Italy to meet any eventuality and showed it in 184S —nor has she lost anything of her strength, as backing her is all Germany, with Prussia at its head. Yes, Prussia at its head. "Neither journals nor events will belte this assertion. That Power neither wishes nor can wish a re- modelling of Italy, out of which a general war must rise, in which Germany itself would have to do re- modelled, our common country. It was Prussia's KiuQ" who addressed the first thanks to Radctzki for defending the cause of order, European UIlT\)linm, and the integrity of Germany, which einuot be upheld on the Rhine if abandoned on the banks of the Po.A. telegram dated Vienna, Friday, says — "The third corps d'armee of the Imperial army, amounting to 30,000 men, has left for lu,ly." THE IONIAN ISLANDS.—The Terrible retflrned with Mr. Gladstone from Alliens aud the Southern Islands on Christmas morning. The High Commissioner Extraordinary has hired a house, which circumstance leads to the belief that his stay will be protracted for seme months. It is said that the right lion, gentle- man's visit to Athens was also connected with the settlement of the complicated affairs of the Greek loans, which are in a sorry plight, and over which a commission, formed of members of the contracting Powers, has for some tiaie been presiding, and that he made it a part of his duty to inspect the financial labours of these gentlemen on that classic soil. Ilis return to Corfu has not caused much sensation, and the only outward difference is the presence of an extra sentry before one of the largest houses in the principal suburb. It is not known how soon Sir John i Young leaves Corfu; his recall is, however, daily expected, and Mr. Gladstone will remain here until the Biitish Parliament meets, in order to carry out the modifications which he has recommended Her Majesty's Government, to introduce into the present form of the Ionian Government, as the result of his inquiries. It is said that they were forwarded to the Colonial-office on Monday last in a compendious despatch -011 dit of 60 pages. The very brief period spent by the right hon. gentleman here and in the southern islands would, however, scarcely suggest that the ultimate changes to be introduced into the n Ionian Constitution had been as yet dete: nunou upon. No certain knowledge can be obtained of Mr. Glad- stone's propositions to Government. The Ionian Parliament will, however, it is thought, be allowed to meet and petition for the annexation to Greece. This appeal will then be forwarded tor the consulta- tion of the British Parliament, by whom, as may be easily imagined, it will, of course, be rejected. It will also be forwarded to the Powers that were par- ties to the Treaty of Paris. When all these appeals have proved useless, and the eyes of the Ionian re- presentatives opened to the hopelessness of their attempts, it may be anticipated that they will conde- sccnd to hear of reforms. SE.RVIA.- The semi-official journals Pays and Patrie, just published, contain a note respecting the affairs of Servia, of which the following is a sum- mary Notwithstanding the representations made to Austria by the Powers who signed the treaties of Pa: is, the Austrian Government has given orders to the commander at Semiiii, to place his troops at the disposal of the Pasha of Belgrade. These measures are contrary to the stipulations of the treaties, and by persisting in them Austria misunderstands its engage- ments towards the other contracting Powers. (En y persistant VAutriche m^connait ses engagements vis d vis (tes puissances.) NAPLES.—Sixfy-one political prisoners have been amnestied and sent into exile. Pocrio and Settem- brini are amongst the liberated. There are hopes that others will be pardoned. NEW ZEALAND.—At Auckland the Provincial Council has met, and there is likely to be a ministerial crisis in the affairs of the province. The Intercolonial Steam Service has been opened, to the great delight of the colonists, and we trust that in future they will not have io complain of the evils which they have so long endured in respect to the postal communication. From Nelson we learn tkat the operations at the gold fields were being prosecuted, although the weather n had been most unfavourable. Fresh coal had been discovered in this province, as well as at Auckland, and the accounts of the quality of both are most satis- factory. A separate contract for the conveyance of the mails between Melbourne and Wellington had been entered into by the Provincial Government. We regret to learn that another flood had occurred at the Hutt. It will also be seen that in this province the idea of a submarine telegraph to Melbourne has been started.—Australian and New Zealand Gazelle.
Cf71)itollle of (Ocuewt gms. | --0- A contract has been signed for building a new East India House in Downing-street. The bankrupts, Davidson and Gordon, have been re- fused certificates, but have been granted protection It is expected that the Exeter and Yeovil line will be completed next July, and opened in the following month. Mr. Couch, of the Norfolk Circuit, is to succeed Mr. Sergeant Wells, as Recorder of Bedford. Mr. G. Adams is engaged upon a model for a marble statue of General Napier. Major-Gen. Windham is expected back very shortly from India. The Lord Mnyor has recovered from his illness and resumed his duties. The Gorgon 6, paddle steam sloop, has nearly com- pleted her repairs, and is to be got ready for service. M. de Persigny haa arrived in Paris, with his family and suite. Captain Cooke, superintendent of the Liverpool pilot force, died suddenly on Monday, at his hous; at Park- fields, Liverpool. Tlie Brendon, steam vessel, has been chartered by the War Department for the conveyance of Iiiiii-Liry stores and clothing for Malta and Constantinople. The farmeis are manifesting indications of a disposi- tion to renew their agitation for tha repeal of the hop duy. t So many wolves and bears have made their apprar ance in Galicia that the people are up in arms agains them. The mutilated picture of Westall, belonging to Al Souls' Church, Lrugham-place, Ins bsenimrmted for restora'ion to Mr. H. Farrer, of Ban 1-street, Dr. Daubeny, the Oxford Professor of Chemistry, and an authori y on volcanoes and earthquakes, is at Naples watching Vesuvius. The officers of the Examiner's Department in the India House, have presented Mr. J. S. Mill with a silver inkstand, ai a mark of their respect and regard on the occasion of his retirement. It is reported that the Government are in treaty for the purchase of the extensive distillery building at Kil- bagie, Clackmannanshire, for tiiepurposeof converting the same into barracks. The vessels of the Channel Squadron now lying in Cork harbour, will, it is expected, take their departure on or immediately after the 15Lh ust. Lisbon, it is still- posed, will be their destination. M. Kuhlmann, Professor of Chemistry at Lille, has invented a method of hardening porous stone, cement, and even paint, by means of soluble alkaline s.'licates. Severe press restrictions are in force in the Danubian provinces, and the French Consul, M. Besclard, is ae- cused by the Bucharest people of bfing the instigator of these measures The in its first "tcader" gives notice, both in French and English, that letters addressed to the editor are liable to be opened by Government. Mr. Townsend, ex-M P., recited the play of Othello from memory, at the Greenwich Li erary Institution, on Monday evening, and at the conclusion was warmly applauded by the audience. The leiigtli of the cable for the Indian telegraph from Suez to Aden, manufactured by Messrs. Newall and Co will be despatched from Liverpool about the 20th inst., in two vessels. M Pollack, an unlicensed broker on 'Change, says a Vienna letter, won 250,000 florins ( £ 25/ 00}, 40,0;l0 florins (ti'l.OUO) and 400 florins ( £ 4 '), at the drawing of the Cre lit Bank Lottery on the 3d inst. At the Central Criminal Court on Friday, a man named Goodneg was tried for attempting to murder his "ife at Stepney. He was found guilty on a less serious charge, and sentenced to four years' penal servitude. The Emperor Napoleon went to the opera the other night the greatest precautions were taken to protect him. The street was dark, except at the door of the house, and police and loldiers cleared the people. An English amateur performance took place at Lisbon, for the bent fit of the sufferers at S'. Ubes by earth- quake; about £100 was collected. This was the first performance in English in that country. Captain Scott, a native of Hawick. who was the first to settle the walls of Badajoz, at the siege of that for- tress has just died, at the axe of 70. His brother, George Scott, accompanied Murigo Park in his last African journey, aud fell a victim to the clinnte. The Phare de la M nche states that the Emperor of Russia will visit France in the month of May noxt, before he goes to England, and [even asserts that on leaving the Tuileries the CZlr will embark at Cher- bourg for England. A few days ago, Joseph Bolton, a prisoner at Canter- bury, whilst oiling the treadmill as it was at work, got his head between the spokes of the wheel, and was crushed to death before the wheel couhl be stopped. It is stated in Paris that the proprietors of the Jour- nal des Debuts, have seitled the munificent pension of COOi) francs on the widow of M. Rigauic, who died sud- deiily a few days ago from over exertion of the brain. By order of the Emperor Alexander, British subjects resident or trading in 'lie Knssian empire are entitled to enjoy (sont uppeles a j<)uir) ail the iin.r.unities which are granted to French, Greek, Belgian, aud Dutch subjects. The Supply, iron screw steam stove ship, is now un- dergoing repairs in dock, on the completion of which she will again proceed to Asia Minor to receive a cargo of antiquities for the British Museum, under the charge of Commander BaLis en, aud with her present crew. The Aberdeen Herald stales that the Lite Thomas Ed- mondstone, of Buuess, Zetland, has suroiise 1 most folks -particularly his relations—by leaving nearlv the whole of his wealth, lauded property, and £31},OOO in cash, to his natural daughter. The Chamber of Deputies at Lisbon has voted the reply to the Throne, the proposal expressing regret that the Portuguese Government had not applied for English intervention in the Chadeset Georges question, being re- jected by 83 to 32 votes. Ivan Golovine editor of the Arrow, a paper published at Berlin, in the Russian language, has been ordered to leave because he has turned out of his apartments a por- trait of the King of Prussia. He obtained a respite at the interference of the British Ambassador. The Time* Naples correspondent says that in that capital sea cely a whisper has been heard ot the ap- proaching marriage between the Hereditary 1'iince of that couutry and a Bavarian Princess—an eut which has been officially announced" at Munich. Or: New Year's-eve, tha enfans de troupe of the 1st Grenadiers of the Guard, iu which Regiment the Prince Imperial is incorporated,^veut, from 25 to 30 in nuaiber, to t'he Tuileries ill the aftern"o", and had the honour of being pres nted to the young Prince. A despatch has been received from Teheran announc- ing that the Shah of Persia has bauis'ied his late Sa'iir Az im, Mirza Aga Khan, from the Persian territory, wi'It liberty to chose a residence in Western Europe. He has consequently chosen Frmoe for his residence. A man na i ed Baker has b- en committed for trial by the Leeds magistrates, for threatening to shoot Mr. Nicholson, a West Riding Magistrate. The prisoner is a natural half brother to Mr. Nicholson, and considers himself entitled to some lanl, or a small annuity. Mr. Alfred Dowson, a surgeon, aged 22, poisoned himself on Saturday se'iinight, at the Dispensary of the Norwich Infirmary, by carelessly taking tincture ot aconi-e in mistake tor tincture ot orange peel, The bottles were labelled distinctly" Tiiiot. Aconite," and Tinct. Auraut." We understand that Mr Ernest Jones has brought nn action for libel against Mr. G. W. M. Beyno ds. ? Mr. Edwin James, Q.C., has been retained on behalf ot Mr. Jones; afld the case, which is expected to come on in Hilary term, is likely to be one of much interest. The new Westminster Bridge will be opened, it is said at Midsummer; within six weeks the arches on the 'Surrey side will be well advanced. the new bridge will harmonise completely with the noble suburb < f palaecs.to which it will form the most important pub- lie avenue. The cost of the new bridge in all will ex- ceed £ 235,000. A letter from Brest on the 27th ult., states that during several days a hurricano prevailed on that coast. Masses of water like water-spouts had fallen on the town of Brest and turned the streets into torrents. The uinds shifted with the greatest rapidity from south- west to west, and from west to north-west and north. According to a letter from Constantinople in the French Journal of Frankfort, the situation of Omar Pasha at Bagdad has become very critical, a general rising of Arabs having taken place, and he being sur- rounded by them in his camp at a day's march from the town. He had, it is added, been obliged to send one of his oflicers to Constantinople for reinforcements. The wages of agricultural labourers in Norfolk have bren reduced to 9s. per week, and it is unders ooi that in some parts of the county they have ta en slightly even below that rate. In the face of this, a local paper says-" The fa.m labourer is well employed and paid. With flour at Is. 6d. per stone and pork os. Gd., VS. a week is a high rate of wages. A liuor Freeman, aged 18 months, was accidentally poisoned by her mother giving her a dose o syrup of poppies to quiet her," on Chnstmas-eve. The mother administed two teaspoonfuls at five o clock and another at ten an hour afterwards the child was dead. The jury appended to their.verdtct a recommendation that chemists be prohibited selling the syrup in sumll quan- tities. A colossal statue is to be at once erected to Alexander von Humboldt. The site of its position is chosen to be the open space between the Opera House and State Library of Berlin. Four minor statues, representing his brother Witheliu Von Humboldt, the celebrated philologist and diplomatist, the poet Tieck, the sculptor Rauch, and the painter Kaulbach, will surround the im- posing figure of the world-renowned philosopher. A novel form of shibboleth, or patriotic pass-word, is now heard in Italy-" Viva Verdinot that the har- monious maestro is the object of popular enthusiam, but his name happens to give the initials or anagram of- fittore Emanuele Ri DYtatie. Medals bearing this in- scription are in full currency, and printed slips are scat- tered broadcast, with the same ominous words, in every town on both sides of the Appenines. REVIVAL OF AN OLD CUSTOM.—A letter from Rome says :—Mgr. Matteucci, governor of this city, has re- vived a custom which since the disturbances of 1848 has not been observed, that of offering refreshments to the public, in the second and thiid rows of boxes in the principal theatre, on the opening night of the season. After the performance of the first act on that night, the doors of all the boxes were opened, and two servants in livery entered, one carrying two silver candlesticks with lights, and the other a large silver salver, bearing fruits, confectionary, biscuits, and ices, which he off, red to the occupiers of the boxes. This act of politeness must have cost Mgr. Matteucci a lurge sum." LADIES, BEWARE.—A coquette, residing near Dancy- viMe, Pa., caused a young man named Jones to commit suicide, on Sunday, the 12,h inst. She had promised her hand to two young men, of whom Jones was one, and had appointed the 16th inst., in each case, as the day f. r the wedding. This state of affairs became known to the two lovers, one of whom relinquished his claim to his rival, Jones. Whether Jones was aware of this turn of affaiis is not known, but on the 12th inst., he went to his room, attired himself in a suit of clothes that he had obtained for the wedding, and shot himself through the head.American Taper. PLEASANT WAY OF TRANSFERRING STOLEN GOODS. -The Rochester Union states that a man, on being ar- retted for stealing jewellery, asked to be permitted to kiss his wife before going to ga 1, which indulgence, so seldom asked for by husbands, was of course granted. As their lips parted, the oificer thought he saw some- thing glisten in the woman's mouth, and on examina- tion found a valuable watch seal, which the husband, in the operation of kissing, had transferred from his mouth to hers. FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT IN LIVERPOOL.—On Tuesday afternoon, while some improvements were being made at the shop of Mr. L, wis, draper, St. George's-street, Liverpool, the party wall gave way and caused a portion of the premises to fall in. Fifteen assistants and several customers were in the shop at the time of the accident. A number of persons are injured, one supposed to be buried beneath the ruins, and two of the customers (female,) were killeJ on the s; ot. Three of the work- men were likewise severely injured. REMARKABLE !•' L,7.C rtto M :nic VL I VEX Tin jr.—The Lancet and Medtc I Association Journal on Pulvey- nidcher's VIedical Klecttic Chains," 'hat well-known, painless, and ot ten inst mt remedy tor Rheumatism, Gout, .Neuralgia, Head and oothucl.e, Lumbuy o, Sciatica Liver and Bilious Complaints, Constitution, Nervous Deafness, Epilepsy, Spasms, Paralysis, Relaxed Muscle*, Nervous Debility, and a host oi otners We believe this chain is coming into exteu.-ive u*e in this enuutrv, and that in the above and many ..ttier nervous diseases it has proved very useful. It will, therefore, be understood that it is not merely a toy, wi: h a "cientiflc name, to impose upon the ignorant, out a h'ghlv efficacious instiunient. This chain may be used by the medical attend- ant, or by the patient himself, and will at once sailsfy everyone of its remarkable properties who "ill lake the trouble to make a single experiment with it." ihacx- traordinary relief which many thousand* have received from the use of it \),;i1: in acute and chronic maladies, and especially in those to which mankind appear more frequently subject —hive gained it a greater popula: ity than any other curative agent ever advocated by medical authority. Indeed, so valuable is it considered as a emedy, that the Academic de Medicine, Paiis, and other, institutions of ihe kin ), in various p ;rts of the world- have adopted it. it is supported by the most cele, brated authors an i professors, Doc trs (folding Bird, Pereira, Laiviner, Duehenne, l'ouilltt, Oppolz-?r, Kitto and many others oi equal .iistinctirJ\1; and rewarded at the Oti-at Exhibition, I85i. £ 10,0'0 damages were given both by the English and I'rcneh courts as a con- demnation upon Mr. C. Meitilg, tor infringing the lights of the inventor; it may, therefore, be readily judged that this chiin is of more than ordinary utility, and is likely to become quite a necessary object in every family; the more so L9 one is suitable for many affections, and can be used consecutively by any number of persons, and will last for many yt& s.—.Sfc idrertisement. HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS.—Sore throat, quinsey, diptherito —Sore thioat, with more or less hoarseness, has for twenty years been treated with the above remedies with a degree of success far surpassing that of any other mode of treatment. The cures have been so remarkable, speedy, and numerous, tfat it was predicted a new disease, diptherite, consisting of small ash coloured ulcers in the interior of the throat, mi"ht be arrested by the seine means, and such Las been the case. This disease, in its first stage, seems even more amenable to Hollowly's Ointment and Pills than the simpler forms of inflammatory sore throat. In calling the attention of our readers to ihe excellence of Dr. Scott's Bilious and Liver Piils, we eannuot forbear the pie sure of stating that we fully atjree with our conte nporaries when they ask the cause of our public-streets being 8..> clear of persons suffering from various diseases. We fully agree ■» ilh them, it must be froai txUaonUn.uy virtues of Dr. i-cott, Hili its and Liver Pills. Jnde.-d, if ) uu vtri.di ta recover or preselve health of body, and a: e of cheerful spirits, evi.fencing a good dige-tion and out u.ir.d. you may accomplish that de- sirable object by taking- an occasional dose of thÁt celebrated me- dicine; they possess such cleansing and renovating properties tkat the iiCtion of the liver is speedily corrected, the stomach strengthened, the spirits revived, and the patient restored t) perfect health.—" liorni-.g Chronicle." Sold by all druggists and booksellers in boxes ,:1id, and 2s. ad. Be particular and ask for Dr. Scott's iiilio is and Liver l'ills. The genuine are ia a square Kresn package, with the name and a-idress W, Lambert 2U, Jermyn-street, engraved on the government stamp.
FIFiY THOUSAND CU ilK:3 have been effected without -Medicine, inconvenience, or expense, of in- digestion. (dyspep>i.iJ, CUIlS'i,)iîtion, 11:1'11,1 lJey, phlegm, nervousness, biliousness liver complaints, hys'eiin, neuralgia, sleeplessness, acidity, palpitation, heartburn, eruptions, impurities, irritability, low spirit, diarrhoea, dysentery, hemorrhoids, he idache, noises in the head and ears, debility, despondency, c.amps, spasms, nausea, and sicklies., ( (' uriDg pre :Da,ncy "1" at se,l,) sinking, fits, cough, asthma, bronchitis, consumption, aUo children's complaints are effectually removni by 1;U BAtiliY'S DELICIOUS HE AL i.I-RE- l'O HI N G KEVALETA AliAiilCA FOOD, which saves 50 times its cost in other remedies, and is moreover the best food for infants ami invtlids sene' a ly, as it never turns acid on the weake-t stom ich, nor in erf res "(11 a good liberal di t, but imparts a healthy relish for lunch and dim-r.and restores the facu-ty of digestion, and nervous aud museu'ar energy to the most enfeebb d We extract a few Oilt "f ihe many thousand expression of gratitude from inv;i!i(is tlius cured :— Cure No. 71, of Dyspepsia, from the Right Hon. the Lord Stuait de Decies. l)ro.u.uta, C .ppaquin, County Waterforu. I h.ve derived considerable bêthfil from On Birp) s ItwValenta Arab ca Puod, and con-dder it due to yourselves and the public to authorise the public .tr.n of Lbese liues. Stuart tie Deeies." —Cure No. 49,832. Fifty YC<-1r's indescribable a.gony fru:n dysoepsia, nervousness, iistlinn, cou^h, constipation, fiatu- lency, spasms, sickness at the stomach and vomiting, have bpen removed by I)n Oiirry's excellent too.i, Maria .Io!\ Wortii.uo, Ling, near Dis;, N-"folk."—Cure No, 4••, 121. Mis Elizabeth Jacobs, ol Vic tiv-i- W iltham Cross, lUr.s of, extreme nervousness, in Ii;e,t'n, gatherings, low spirits, and nervous fancics.—Cute Mo..Miss Liiz ibetii Yoeman, (Jateacre, near Livtrrp <ol often year. dy-pepsia, and all t..e horrors of nervous irr.t.th'iity.— tire Mo. IS, Iii. I)r. Andrew Ure, of constipation, dyspep ia, n rvous irritability.—Cure Mo. 3121 >. Dr. Shorland, f d.opsy anil debility.—Cure No. 4 Capta'n Allan, epileptic fits.—Cure No. 4-i 1.6. M ijor tdte, of liver an,1 ki iney Uisea e and total prostration of stre.igtli. —Cure No. US,'IS. [lev. Dr. Mitwter, of crunp«, spasms, and dailv vomitings.—Cure No. D6,4oS. Dr. H irvey, ot durrho±a a d'debility.—Cure No.. !),02S. Dr. Wat tier, ol consump ion. —Care No. 3 .S0. Wdliam Hunt. Lsq I5.irr.ster, of paralysis. cu;e No. in,70. Mr hmcs Roberts, Timber merchant, of Frimley, of years diseased lungs, spitting of bloo.l, liver derangement, partial deafness.—Cure No. 18'). '•Twenty five years' nervousness, constipation, indigestion, and debility, from which 1 have iutl"eced misery, and which no me ;i citie could remove or relieve, have been effectually cured by Du Barr) 's I'Vod, in a very short t.me. W. H. It.'eves, re 181, Fleet street, London."—Cure No. 4,^0^. E'ght jears dyspepsia, nervousne-s, rlebil1ty, with cramps spasms, and nau- sea, have been effectually cured by Du liarry's health restoring Food. Rev. John W. Flavell, Ridlington Rectory. Norfolk. —No. 32,81(5. ''Three years' excessive nervousness, with pains in my neck and left arm, and general debility, which re"a ry.s my lii'e vtry miserable, h-s been radically removedb* Du li»rr> health-res'oring Food. Al.x. Stuart, Archdeacon o« ivo", Skibbereen."—l'"re No.t,90S. "Thirteen year* coJ?)* g'isuon, and general debility, have been rtJ,' "ve 'I?' excel!, nt Food. Janies P.irter, Ath l-strett, Pertn- Suitably packed lor ,.11 climates, and with '«■ '.iu .j', "J* ln canisters, Ub 2s. U'.b. 4s. Gd.; -V.b. 1 s.; 1ilb. 22s.; Super refined qua'.itv, mi!>Lis. The 101b. »"» hamsters are for.varded can ine free, on receipt of 1 ost oflice order. Bnrry Du Barry and Co., 77, toauon, t'ortnum, Mason, ami Co., purveyors to- ,7 "tcc-i'dly; and the fo'lowin" Auent.^Newpo.t, L. H. Morns, D>.ck- £ d, Clements, SUmp-office Matthews and Co., E. J. Phillips, Ti-nmis J Jones, chemist; Aber^a.enny, J. p. vVutkins, Pontvpool, H. Hughes, J. B. Church.11; Monmouth Dyke and Co., Tnouias l'.uror; Cheps.o* Kooert. iaylor, ciark and Son T Perkins, J. Gorinoo, W. it. M.lier; C.trdi J. H. Hopkins, John litbbert, 3. St. Mary-streer, 3. Flint. Thomas Waktford, Simester, It. MaggsIEvA!s, chemist, Hayles and Co Joh n parry James, I, Butt-„treet; M2rth\r Tydtil: T. Price, Market-square, Mrs. M. W, White, C. \V Gny, High-street, Thomas Loveridge, chemist; Ab.-rd-are: D. R. Evans, J. W, Thomas, John Jones, and through all Grocers and Chemists in town and country. s RARHYS HORSE AND CATTLE IMPROVING FOOD is equally adapted to improve the Sttmina of ill condtt oned horses, cows, bulioek- c dves, sheep, and pigs. It causes no ex- tra expense, as it contains far more and better nourishment than its cost of I >il. ;.er feed supplies in corn or hay hence ensures an actual saving in the keep. But its principal advantages are a great improvement in the digestive tuiiefiuiis, tl;e Stamina and general condition of the huroes enabling them to perform far more labour without getting distressed it imparts new vigour to s ck, debilitated, or old apparently worn out horses, and it puts rapidly the finest flosh on cattle generally,and improves the mi k in cows as it enables them to extract the entire nourishment (,ut of everytlnngthey feed on. BARRY & Co., 77, Regent's Quadrant, Piccadilly, London. Packed in Tins of about y.l feed; Is. in Casks of about 450 feeJ, 50s.; oi about 1,000 feed, £ j., being 1 about lid. per feed. (2 89 DR. PALLACE'S PILLS and OINTMENT are prepared upon scientific principles, without mercury, to prevent the danger and injury resulting from 4 tack preparations; they purify, regulate, and strengthen the system, and cure effectually dyspepsia, (bad digestion) bile, llatulency, constipation, liver and stomach com. plaints, aud all internal disorders and the OINTMENT heals sores, wounds .ulcers, boils, burns, carbuncles, chaps, pimples, diseases of the scalp, Sic. Both pills and ointment are carefully packed for all climates at is. lid.. 2s. d., and 4s. (id. London agents, Hannay, 63, Oxford-street; Sanger, 150, Oxford-street., and may be ordered through all medicine vendors. (25SS "THE NATURAL REGENERATION OF THE DIGESTIVE ORGANS.' Without Pills, purgatives, or medicines of any kind, and without expense, by a simple, pleasant,and infallible means, which saves ">0 times its cost iu other remelies adapted to the general reader. Loudon; James Gilbert, 49, Paternoster-row, and through all booksellere in Town aad Country. L2589 ALYANANI D SWEAD REHIORUOSEN WORKS TEMPLE BACKS, BRISTOL. Galvanised Corrugated Iron Roofing, Sbeet Iroo, Hoops Nails, Fencing Wive and Wire Netting, Coal'Scoops', House Pail-, Buckets, Bowls, Basins, Milk-pans, Turnip, skips, Iron-rimmed Riddles, Eaves, Gutters, and Down Pipes; Wrought-iron and Welded Tubing, for Gas and atcr purposes, kept in Stock. All descriptions of WROUGHT and CAST IRON WORK GALVANISED. [26GO HORSES!! rPAYLOR'S CONDITIOX BALLS, to be JL bad from nil Druggists, hi packets, six balls 3s., three b; lis Is 9d. unequalled for worms, swelled legs, £ «-e;;se, impaired appetite, coughs, colds. OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. These Lulls, manufacture.! by Mr. TATLOR, Veteri- nary Surgeon, of Burton-on-Trent, possess extraordinary merit s aids in bringing liunteis aud other horses into condition. The Balls are highly spoken of by J._Ln Scott-, John ('sboine, §am. Kodgers, Joseph Dawson, and other eminent train, rs.lhlih Life in t ocden, Oct. 12ih. Try Tayioi's Condition Bid s they are very good."— he Field. N.B.—Any gentleman using the <Ba Is may consult the Proptietor gratuitously, either personally or by letter [2477 DREDGER HEAL-ALL, or celebrated em- brocatiun, long been known throughout the West crt Engia.,(| as the most efficacious Remedy for Koeumatisua Fresh Wounds or Cuts K.ieuniatic Gout Bums and Scilds Lunuasjo S; a-ms and Cramp Pains in the Limbs & Numb- Suii'nfss of the Joints or m:fs Neck Sciaiic A Para yic AfTec'ions Frozen Limbs Tooth-Ache and luce-Ache Chilblains before they are Sprains a\d Braises biokcn It is liken ise an liifadibie Cure for that dangerous elisor" der the Qninsi-y or Soc h^oat, in which it was never known to t. i) a :er a few bonis' application. It is a'so an excellent Iic-medy fr Whitlows so common on the fingers oi' Coun'ry Pcop'e who are exposed '0 the eoM and it is confiden-ly recommended to all who may suffer from any of these complaints. Observe — I hat none can be genuine un^rs the Stamp affixed to each B<jt(1 e contain-* the name and address of BAR CLAY and >ONS, So, 95, I-'arringdon-street, who have pur- chased the properly in this valuable article from t e t'xeeu- tors of the Inventor, w II.i.IAM DIIFDGR, la'e ot "Wishford, Wilts, lie ail price, Is. l.Jd ami 2s 9J per bottle. [2656 p E R E V I S I A A N G LICANA; VV o-, ENGLISH IIERB DIET DRINK Ibis very old established Medioine was discovered and- most bnnefi Lilly prescribed in an extensive practice for 50 years bv JOSHUA WEBSTER, M.D., :II H.C.S., London; TLe celebrated Botanist, and Inventor of Dr. James' Powders, who was consulted in the last illness of His Majesty George II, and died in his 9oth year, A.D 1301. ———— The Medicine has proved eminentty successful in cases 0 DYSPEPSIA OR I N rilOl.STION. INCTrlENT CONSUMPTION. SCROFULA <R SCURVY. INFLUENZA, AST It MA & COLDS- EltYSIPKLAS .V SKIN DISEASES. LIVES & BOWEL COMPLAIKTS- RHEUMITK' AFH5LTIOXS. ABSCESS atl'l TVMOL'BS. NtRVi US DEBILITY. VV llOo PIS G CO UGH, &C., Sl'C. Highly approved by the well-known Abernethy (who- alludes to it in his works, and other celebrated Medical Pr.ictioners. The Proprietors of this truly valuable and Universal Medicine, in directing attention to the following extract from the Affidavit made by Dr. Webster, bes; to state that they will feel much pleasure in forwarding (gratis) upon application, tt pamphlet containing many cases of indis- putable cure, and unequivocal testimonials (published by distinct permission) (EXTRACT FUO.M AFFIDAVIT BY DR JOSHUA WEBSTER.) Jo-liua Webster, NID., and an old member of the Corporation of Surgeons, maketh oath and saith, ''That the Medicine by him named CEREVISIA ANC.LICaNA, or ENGLISH HERB DIET- DRINK, is prepared from vegetables possessing the most salu- brious qualities, and was discovered by him after a long and laborious investigation ot the medicinal properties of herbs and plants; and that th said CEIIEV1S1A is the greatest corrector and purifier of the blood, consequently the best preservative of health; as this Deponent has had ample testimony of during Fifty Years' extensive practice, in the course of which he suc- cessfully administered the said CliltEVlSl A to several thousands. JOSIIUA WEBSTER. Sworn at the of the city of* Loiidoi,, the 13th of XJV., X 7!'9, before ine, "Witness Jas. r.ennmore. M H. C. COMBE. Mayor. The. Pamphlet contains a copy of the Affidavit in full. Sold Wholesale and Itetail by EDWAlU) 3LEE and Co., Sole Proprietors, 46, Piccadilly, corner of the Albany. In bottles at 2s. 9d., 4s. 6d., and 10s. and may be bad through Patent .Medicine Vendors and re- spectabteCi.ciuiats in town and country or direct from the Depot, upon receipt of Money Order, or London reference. [2602 Nothing brings on yervoua Debility, '-rmature Old Age and Shortens Human Life, more i" Diseases of the Che\t. UNDER TIIE r ASD FATUONAGE OF TIIE THE PRINCIPAL QUEKN S5 NOBILITY. THE ONLY REAL CLUE WITHOUT INWARD M DrCINE Is ROPER'S ROYAL BAT11 PLASTERS for Coughs, Asthma, Hoarseness, Indigestion, Palpitation ot thy Heart, Croup, Hooping Cou.jh, li.fluenza, Chronic Strains Bruises, Lumbago, or Pains in the Iiat-k, Spinal and Rheumatic Allections, Diseases of the Chest, and Local Pains. Pitchley Hall, near Marlbro", Match IS, 1857. g;rSj ;t is with heartfeltgratitudu that 1 write these few lines, in order that su crers from complaints similar to that under which I have myself l .bouicd since December, ISiO. I have been afflicted at intervals with Croup and Spasms, and, a'though I have tried many remedies, they were all next to u-eless3 until a short time ago, when a Inend. corning from «iieffieid brouL'ht one of your Roper s Plasters and since that time 1 have experienced no recurrence of the malady. You are at n tfec' libcrtv to make any use of this lett' r. I remain,yours truly, itOHERT POTTER. Messrs. Roper & ijou. „ Provirlcnce Row, Hull, Jan. 15, 185/. Sir,—Having received remarkable benefit from Roper's Royal Hath Plaster, I wish to make my case known for the use of others Some months ago I caught a severe cold, which brought fin shaking Fits. Th.: ,e settled in my chest. I became so 111 that 1 required constant attendance. One of Ropei's Piasters was appl.cd, which p'-oihic^d relief at once, now I am fast or' "re-sine to a recovery.—t am. Sir, yours respectfully, 1 ° & MAR. I HA HANNAH ROiilNSON. Mrs. Granger, Witham, Essex, wiites :-) have received much benefit from the use of YOllr Roper's Plasters, once for a sprain of the back, and ai. mother time for pain in the siue. Dated Feb. 5, 1S57. Bl.D FAST FOll POUR MONTHS. Mr U. Maiden, of Bury, has great pleasure in handing to M ■ ss- Roper and Son a nc mmeod ttion of Roper s Plaster, by Mr. Wiiiia.. Uu'son, Earl-street, Bury, for a severe Inflamma- tion of the liiito's He was lied-.ast tor 1> ar months, and is quite certain thai his "recovery is through the timely asMstance of your valuable R per's Piaster, which he purchased at my shop. You are at liberty to make use of this in any way you think proper, for the benefit of the public generally. March 13 Unprincipled Shopkeepers, for the sake of rain, have vended sourious imitations. Purchasers are therefore cautioned to NOTICE the words, ROPER'S ROYAL 13ATII PLASTERS engraved on the y +■ o v e r n t \s • 3,: Proprietors Auto- graph 011 the back, thus PREPARED ONLY BY ROBERT ROPER AND SON, CHEMISTS, SHEFFIELD, On Medico-chemical principles, from British Herbs and the Gums and Balsams of the Eastern Clime, where The trees drop balsam, on all the boughs Health sits and makes it sovereign as it flows." Full sized Plasters, is lid.; and for Children, 9Jd each, or direct by Post on receipt of Is. 4d or Is. each in Postage Stamps Sold by most P.itei t Medicine Vendors in the United Kingdom BRWAitE OF IMITATIONS'.—Be particular and ask foi R,) P E It's Pl.ISTF.RS. Public Opinion has proved the Plaster lis be Marvtloj he Age. T) OPE R'S PILLS (though originally onlj intended io assist the operation of ROPER'S ROYAL BATH PLASTER), have proved the best remedy for all those distressing symptoms attending a we k and disordered Stomach, Liver Comptaiats, Bilious Irregularities, Indigestion, such as Nausea or Sickness, Loss of Appetit Loathing of Food, Pain in the Bowels, Languor and Depression of Suirits, Giddiness,Swimming or Determination of Blood to the Head, &c the forerunner of Apoplexy. Sproalley,near Hull, Oct. 3, 1853. Sirs Having found great benefit from Roper's R yal Bath Piasters and Pills, I wish to make my case known for the ad- vantage of those who sutler as I have done for a long time. I have been afflicted with spasmodic pains in the chest, and palpi- tation theart, arising from Indigestion and Liver complaint; I was under medical treatment many months without feeling any better. At last I tried one of Roper's Plasters and a box of Pills, which g '.ve me relief in a few daN s, from which time my health has improved, and I am now quite well.-I remain, with thanks, yours respectfully, ELIZABETH r OMPSOH. Roper's Pills are a purely Cotanic compound, and warranted free from any deleterious ingredient, herbs, roots Rums, and baKams, by an<^ SOX die ists, She (held, in boxes, at is. U-s- 9a., and 1s. ed. each Sold by most Chemists and Booksellers in the United Kingdom. AfcK FOR Bt)PliR 5 PILLS. [2C?0 FEMALE COMPLAINTS. KEARSLEY'S ORIGINAL WIDOW J. WEU H'S VILLS, so long and justly celebrated for their peculiar virtues in Female Complaints, and strongly re- commended even by members of the Faculty, as a saje and ccrtain remedy in removing those obstructions, and ir. regnulating that periodic function, upon which the health of young women so much depends Tlrese pills are most valuable also in general debility of the s\stem—^stimulating the languid appetite—in removing indi- gestion, and the host of nervous affections dependent upon it— in palpitation and shortness of breath, which sometimes follow even the slightest exertion. This medicine is peifectly free from any deleterious ingredient. —It may be tak n at all times and in all seasons and climates. *«* It is necessary, owing to the numerous imitations, to inform the public that KEARSLEY'S is the only ORIGINAL and GENUINE MEDICINE of this description ever made, and that it has been prepared by the Family lor nearly a Centuty. Pur- chasers are particularly requested to remark, that as a tedtimony of authenticity, each bill of directions contains an affidavit, and beats the signature of C. KEARSLEY" in writing, also en- graved on the Government Stamp, and each box is wrapped in white paper. Sold Wholesale and Retail, by J. SANGER, ISO,Oxford street. London; in uoxes, price 2s. Oil. each, or by post for 36 postage stamps. And all respectable Medicine Venders throughout th Country. 2321
(tbe anum £ ohun tu GARDES OPERATIONS. FLOWER GAIIDEM AND ^HUUBBKKIES. -Where the turf is at all unlevel time should be spared in course of this or next month to repair this, as if lifted in February it require some attemiou to set it to take quickly, Unlevel turf is an eyesore the season round, and it makes the mowing more tedious and difficult hence it is worth an effort to pai-, time to make whatever little repairs may be necessary here. Sweep lawns occasionally to clear them of fallen bits of biancties, &c., and use the roller here and on gravel frequently, to secure a firm smooth sui face. Let the stock of plants, except those that may he wanted to furnish cuttings, be freely ex- posed to air whenever th<f weather will admi', so as to keep them hard and render them less liable to damp off in the event of their having to be kept covered up for some time. Any of the s'ock from which many of the cuttings are wanted should be removed to a light warm situation without loss of time, first washing the po's, and clearing and adding a little fresli soil to the surface of the ball. Some kinds of verbenas, Sc.. are very suiiject to mildew when placed in heat in the winter season but this is easily kept in check by means of sulphur tike care, however. that the sulphur is applied the moment the pes' makes its appearance. Now is as good a time as any for putting in cuttings or suckers of chrysanthemums. In selecting them take the strongest, which always rntke (he l est plants. When potted in sandy loam piace them in cob] frames. IIAKDY riicir AND KITCHEN GARDEN.—If any planting of fruit tree s still remains to l e done this should be seen to very soon and every available des- patch used to get it completed. If it is worth while to occupy ground with fruit trees and incur the expense, &e., of p anting them, it certainly is worth consideration whether the ground is in the best possible state of preparation for being planted with fruit trees, and to incur any expense and trouble "hicli may be requisite in order to render the soil as suitable as can be made for the kind of trees with which it is to be planted. To do this is seldom a work involving much direct outlay, for provided the ground is well drained there is little else required except labour, materials for concreting and a supply of good loamy soi1, all of which can gene- rally be obtained about most places But it is useless to plant trees except there is a fair prospect of their doing well and the necessary preparations for securing this can be more convenient.y, cheaply, and efficaciously made before planting than afterwards, and the requisite preparations should be made even if doing this should ncces-ita'e putting off planting until another season. Push forward the digging or trenching as the case may be. and get all vacant ground turned over as soon after this as circumstances will admit. In the kitchen garden as in other departments alterations will occasionally be required, such as taking up and relaying box edgings that have become imperfect, or those that have grown too strong and bulky, turning or surfacing walks with fresh gravel, and such jobs should be done if possible before tlie busy season.
ATTEMPT TO BLOW up A HOusE.-On Tuesday morn- ing a diabolical attempt was made to blow up the house and shop ot Mr. Poole, butcher, in the Wicker, Sheffield, a proceeding by which the lives of eight persons were jeopardized. The occupants of the house were Mr. Poole, his wife, and two young childien, James Linley ( brother-in-law to Air. Foole), his wife,and two children. Xbout 20 minutes after 7 o'clock, while Air. Poole was dressing, and the rest of the inmates were still in bed, a loud report was heard, and the house was simul- taneously shaken in a most violent manner. A cloud of dust and smoke immediately afterwards rose and filled the rooms, almost to suffocation. After opening the windows to ventilate the rooms, andrecovering somewhat from their alarm, .\ir. Poole and Mr. Linley descended into the lower rooms to learn the causeof the disturbance. In the cellar, nearly under the grating, they found a tin can, capable of holding about three pints of water, with a piece of string attached to it. An examination left no doubt that the cellar gt ate, which had been left unfastened, had been taken up, and the can, filled with powder, let down into the cellar and exploded. The can was turn into several pieces by the explosion. Fortunately, the diabolical proceeding has been attended with little success. Linley is a saw grinder, and there appears to be no doubt that the attempt to blow up the liDuse has been resorted to for the purpose of intimidating him into joining the saw grinders' union, from which he has stood aloof for some years. RUBENS' BIUTIIPLACE AT COLOGNE.—The house is still pointed out to the visitor—it is in the "Stemen Gass. No. 10 but in that city of tortuous narrow lanes the stranger may ualk wearily and fIr in a futile attempt to find it without a competent guide. The tall houses, the narrow streets, and the tendency of the latter to wind suddenly, compl. tely mislead a stranger, nho cannot catch sight in their close depths of any friendly landmark of steeple or tower to guide his steps aright. The house once found is easily distinguish! d from others near it, as well frora its size as from the inscriptions upon it. it is a n b'e ma s on, sitll,ted at a slight angle of the street. The carved door-frame was added in the year 1729 in a medallion over its centre is a portrait (,f Rubens, ar.d on a shi, Id i.b.ve ;,re the arms of Marie de Medicis. In the year IS22 wo in c: itablets were placed between the windows on each side the doorway, to which attention was called by large gilt stars above them. One narrates the birth in the mansion the other the death, in the same house, of Mario de Medicis, the widow of Henry JV., ot France, the moth-r of Louis XIII., and the mo'.htr-iti-liuv of three sovereigns, among theui ilentietta M nia, wife of our Charles 1., who was by the intrigu.' s of the Cardinal Richelieu compelled tt) exile herself, living for many years an unhappy fugitive in various countries, and ultimately dying at Cologne, where her heart was buiied near the high altar, but her budy removed to Fra:1cc, The glory of the house, as the birth- place of Rubens, is somewhat saddened by the melancho y end of this once poweiful roy.d patroness of the painter. She is said to have died in the same chamber vrhere he was bom. — Art Ji urual. TIIR CAxxoN AT THE HIPPODROME. — It may be re- membered that in the course of last su nmer part of the performances of the Hippodrome, consisted of a man having a cannon fired 011 tiis shoulder, and that one day the "man with the cannon" having imprudently turned a little aside, instead of faeing the entry where no per- sons were, the wadding from the cannon struck one of the spectators, a tradesman named Raimbamt, of Avig- non, and broke his left arm. On Saturday the man, whose name is Vigneron, was brought to trial before the Tribunal of Correctional Police, for what the law calls "wounding by imprudence," aud M. Arnault, dir, ctor of the Hippodrome, was tried with him as civilly re- sponsible. Vigneron asserted that, as he had repeatedly tired his cannon from the same position and with the same charge of gunpowder without danger, the accident must have been occasioned by the violence of the wind and Arnault contended that, as he had given them-sn proper instructions to avoid accidents, he had not ill- curred any responsibility. The tribunal condemned Vigneron to a fortnight's imprisonment, and Arnault to 1001. fin".—Galignani's Messenger. THE MURDER OF Mu ELY.—Great excitement was caused iJllJOngst the passengers of the Circassian, pre- vious to her departure, by the alrest of a young man, nbout 25 years of age, on suspicion, it is said, of being concerned in the murder of Mr. Ely. Three pistols, two of which were loaded, and a bowie knife were found on him. A XUTFORTHE LAWYERS.—A Dublin newspaper ha, the (oUowing paragraph Afier fearing a tedious case on Saturday, Master Litton convulsed the gentlemen of the long rose present by requesting their opinion on the I'o.lowing point, on which he had beeu consulted that morning The governor of p gaol not a huudred miles from Dublin was on Friday arrested and incarcerated in his own gaol tor a debt of jElO, the attorney for the plain "iff demanding and obtaining a cer'ificate from him that he was in custody. Now, in the execution of his duties as gover- nor, could he go beyond the walls of the gaol without being liable to arrest for escaping from prison under the above committal? Counsel seemed quite post d as to the law of the case. there being no precedent, but would consider it, and talk with his lordship on it on an early day. A BEAST OUT OF NOAH'S AKK.—Mr. Punch predicts very greit success for a young barrister who distin- guished himself in court the other day by making the most infamous and abominable jest in the world. It was at Quarter Session, and one of the magistrates, nay, let us name Sir Tunbelly Clumsy, had gone to sleep, and was proving the fact by showing his qualification to re- present the Essex borough of Great Sncting. The young and accomplished barrister sent this note to his leader :—" Q. Why is Sir Tunbelly like the first ship on record ?" A. Because he snores, hat-k- Mr. Punch repeats that this barrister will rise, having leisure to devote himself to law, being palpably unfit for anything els«.—Punch