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MISCELLANEOUS GLSANING5 SAVINGS' BANKS.—The number of depositors in these excellent institutions, on the 20th of No vember last, was 434,02.'J; but this extends only C, to England, Wales, and Ireland. On comparing these numbers with the population of the three countries, it would appear that two individu,1191 out of every hundred, had availed themselves ot the benefits which Banks for Savings hold out to the industrious and provident. But there must be added to the above 434,023 depositors, a very large proportion of the community who are i'1' terested in the 2,521 Charitabl« Societies, 4,140 Friendly Societies, which deposit their monies in the Banks and these, at the lowest average, cannot be short of 150,000 persons; e- elusive of the 36,919 members belonging to Friendly Societies, who deposit directly with the Commissioners, by whom the receipts are vested in Government Securities. Here, therefore, We have a body of upwards of six hundred thousand individuals, who, with their families, are directly interested in the public fu,r 0„anc! form a new and important class of publiccreditois, in addition to the immediate fuiidliolders.-As respects England and Wales, the number of individuals and direct depositors in Savings' Banks was 011 the 20th oj November last, 390,120; being an increase of 11,204 during the twelvemonths preceding.- London Guardian. ONOMATOP^BAN Alusic.-A benefit society paraded the city yesterday, drums besting and banner^ flying; on the first Was written Protection for Age-' A French musician to whom such a sight was novel, asked what it meant, but before all answer could be given he exdaimed-" Ha, ha, ha dat is vot you call prote £ tion for de age-Go to the d—I and shake yourself! very good, very good, indeed In fact the benevolent con5* pany were marching 10 the air of Go to the d—I shake yourself, which it must be confessed is a capital way of answering the demands of age and wan-Ibid. THE VALUE OF MARRIED MEN.—" A littte more animation, my dear," whispere.1 Lady B. to the gentle SUSJII, who was walking languidiy through a qua, dfille. Do leave me to manage my own business. Mamma," replied the provident nymph I shall not dance my ringlets t,ut IJf curl for a married niaii. Of course not, my Jove; but I was not aware who YOllr partner was, WfJrld of Fashion. THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE.-Oll Tues- day last, when a number of loaded waggons, on tileit way from Govan colliery 10 the coal depot at TradeslOO, had reached that point of the railway, south of fort Kglinton, where the descent begins, the driver, more humane and considerate than most of his colleagues, made a pause. Now my good fellow," said he to his com" panion, in a tone of kindness that would have delighted the heart of an Arab, "you have brought us thus ar smartly suppose we return the compliment, and give you a lift for the rest of the journey ? What say you to a ride ?" To such a perfectly equitable arrangement the horse had not a single objection to offer he was there" fore politely bowed into an empty waggon at the end of the train, and became an inside passenger. The train of waggons were again set in motion, and by means of their own gravity and an inclined plane, dashed along with amazing rapidity. The passen" ger relished his new position tdmirably well, aild b )re his blushing honours with more delight probably, and certainly with far greater humility, than many bip^ p irvenucs feel, when, by fortune's frolics, they first themselves placed in a cai-rijge. A horse can draw 40 inference occasionally, as svell as he can a waggon but it wotrid be as unreasonable to expect liitn to liraw tW one, if too abtruse, as to draw the otlur, if too heavilV loaded. While within range of our vision, he looke^ around him on the changing scenery, at one time wit" eyeelike those of an enraptured poet in a fine frenzy rol- ling, and at another with all the cold contemplation ot philosopher. Uut wiih all his contemplation he could not conceive how it was that he was whi<ked along at such 1& galloping pace without moving a hoof. He seemed re- solved, however, and in this he might well be imitated bY some who make greater pretences to philosophy, to resp the pleasures placed within his reach, though unable to trace accurately the source whence they were derived.- Paisley Advertiser. A THE FRENCH EX-MINISTERS.—A friend ot mine has just been at Ham. and has seen De Polig"a,c and Chantelauze walking up and down the terrace of their prison. He says that there is nothing to preve" strangers from approaching close to them hot you not allowed to stand still, nor to make any sign, even1' recognition, to the captives, much less to exchange single word with them. Guernon de Rainville and pey- rnnnet, however, altogether avoid making their appear- ance on their terrace the whole family of the fonØ, which is numerous, are resident in Ham. There has been a regular split between the four, and as the seems very prejudicial to the health of the ex-Duke aH» At. de Chantelauze, it is generally believed, that they will be transferred to some other place of safe cHStodjf' I do not place any confidence in the report, that 1,00" Philippe is about to extend the royal mercy to them, This would be too hazardous a step for him to until his graft of civic monarchy on the Corsican tr^°^ is become stouter, and more capable of enduring politic" storms. In the interim, it is thriving'vigorously, and, de' spite of Barrot, Bricqueville, and the Chambers, Subjugation of our good citizens" of Paris, by the grace of frowning embrasures at every cotnroandln point in its environs, is progressing with signified" activity. This great step towards the restoration of the French eagles will re-establish the principle of lean's policy,—that in all well regulated states legislative ought to be the humble servant of the exectt* live power."—(Paris, June 27.)

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