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CHIT CHA T. THE TRINITARIAN BiBLE SOCIETY has published an energetic appeal to England, to adopt vigorous measures to circulate the Scriptures throughout Catholic Europe, pressing the emergency of the times, the opening now offered, and the compara- tively small sacrifice it would require to effect it. ONE of the chief causes of Sir George Murray's near approach to Complete success at Manchester, was his manly and candid avowal of dissatisfaction with certain clauses of the poor law amendment aot. We shall be proud to see at the next general ejection this test of fitness applied to a candidate, whether whig, tory, cr radical. IMPORTANCE OF THE CHINA TRADE.—It was stated, in the course of the interview which the Liverpool deputation had with Lord Palmerston, on Friday last, that one of the deputation had ex- ported more cotton goods to Canton in one year than the East India Company had exported, in the same period, during their monopoly of the trade. THE WATCHMAN, which is the acknowledged or- gan of the Wesleyans, has entered upon the useful course of warning its readers energetically upon the danger arising from the increase of popery. We trust it will soon be found that this active body will be stongly ranged under the banners of the Protes- tant Associations as it was in the lists against the Government latitudinariatiism. GKEAT ALTITUDE.—There is a singer at present in Kentucky who goes so high in alt, that when he gives a concert the audience have to ascend a neigh- bouring mountain to hear him. I:> AN UNTIMELY DEMAND A provincal actress was performing the part of Lady Anne, in King Richard the Third, and on delivering" the following passage, "When shall I have rest?" she was answered by her washerwoman from the pit, Never till you pay n»^'3s. 2d. "I EXTRAORDINARY SHEEP.—There is now in the possession of John Brown, Esq., Robertson Street, Glasgow, at his stables, asheep of the Cheviot breed, weighing 20 stone as it stands alive! "DEAR AT ANY PllICE. Let the toast be dear woman," as the man said when he kicked an extravagant wife into the fire. SWAN RIVER FLEA!I.-The Australian fleas are half as large as a barleycorn and in the Swan River region, the plan of getting rid of these pests is to carry the bed and bedding and spread them near an ant-hill, the denizens of which will sieze the sleeping fleas and carry them off- -Reconnoitering Travels in South A usirtilitt, CHARTIST MORTALITY.—The Western Times, a very exquisite Exeter Whig Journal, says — •' The Chartists of Exeter, who were never very numerous, have ceased to exist." Poor fellows! What is to become of their wives and families? VERY SHORT.—There is a fellow in Arkansas; who is so short that he has been often mistaken for pie-crust. ARABIAN Muslc.-Abdel Kader, according to a letter from Algiers, is organising a corps de musique for his troops, and has got the leader of a French mi- litary band to aid him in the undertaking. THE PENNY POSTAGE.—It is a current report at the Post office, that stamped labels saturated with gum, and to be affixed on the direction side of the let- ter, will be the means used for carrying the New Penny Postage Act nitb operation. Mr. Rowland Hill is to have, it is said, as superintendent of its working, a salary or 1500 £ per annum. POWER OF STIEAM.-The greatest load lifted by any engine now at work in this country was by one in the consolidated mines, which raised a load of 9,000lbs. every double stroke it made, and did this nine times a minute, amounting to 567,022 tons, lifted 7ft. 6 in. in twenty-four hours; and this astonishing machine could be started, stopped, or regulated, by a little boy.—Mechanics Magazine. LABOUR-SAVING SOAP. The following is a recipe for makitisr the labour-saving soap (-o called) which is an excellent article for washing and saving of labour. The receipts for making it have been sold for from 5 to 10 dollars, and the soap seven cents, per lb. but it can be manufactured for about two cents. Take two poundsof salsodi, two pounds of yeilow bar soap, and two quarts of water cut the soap in thin slices, and boil all together for two hours, then strain it through a cloth, let it cool, and it is fit for use. Directions for using the soap Put the clothes in so.»k the night before you wash, and to every pail of water in which you boil them add one pound of soap. They will need no rubbing; merely rinse them out, and they will be perfectly clean and white.—New York Paper. THE CORN LAWS.—THE Two FROGS.—There was once living in a certain country in the North, a fine jolly hospitable old frog, who made much of his neighbours, and treated all the world as his friends. Now this old fellow resided in a well, not one of the best, nor was the water therein so good as the water in an adjoining well belonging his neighbour. This neighbour therefore strongly ad- vised him to fill up his own well, and rely on his friendship and assistance, declaring that his well was at his service. The old frog then assembled his Parliament on the occasion. The oldest and wisest of the council readily admitted that the well was a grellt deal of trouble and expense, but, said they, it is your own, you have easy access to it, your neigh- bour certainly promises very fair, but a bird in the hand is worth three in the bush. Upon which a young and inexperienced frog got up. The question before you, gentlemen, says lie, lies in a nut shell. Had you rather have what is cheap than what is dear? The meeting was astounded at his arguments, they aeemcd so conclusive. They therefore blocked up the well forthwith, and the whole nation set off to their neighbour's land, to claim his protection. When, however, the false frog saw them, he denied them access to his premises, and, being starved to death, they all perished."—MORAL-—If we throw our own corn tand out of culture, and rely on foreign protection, we may expect tbrealize the fate of our frog Leeds Intelligencer. f: THE S LNIPLO- Extract of a letter from Genoa, Sept. 19: We left this last Monday with the in- tention of passing the Simplon road into Italy, and had proceeded 200 miles on our way when, with great mortification, we learned that, during a recent storm, an avalanche had fallen and so completely destroyed full half a nllle of this beautiful road that for several weeks it will hardly be passable for car- riages. We had no choice, therelore, but to return here, and proceed by Mont Cenis and Turin. This is a sad loss of time and money to us but we must be thankful to have escaped all other inconveniences, since many of the English who were pursuing the same route, found all the inns full, and some were obliged to sleep in their carriages. One Prussian family had a narrow escape while passing the Sim- plon during the storm for, having left their carriage to walk on, their servant saw the torrent falling, and took the horses from the vehicle, when immediately the avalanche overwhelmed the latter and left not a wreck behind."