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of the bed, and all the other rooms were examined. The The Etoile was not published on Saturday, the office being mother passed by one without entering it, saying she had closed on Friday on account of the solemnization of the anni- not the key in her pocket, but she soon afterwards found it, versary of the death of Louis XVI.
and opened the room. A disagreeable smell was immediParis, Jan. 21.-The Etoile, a Ministerial Journal, whilst ately sensible, and, on entering it, a young girl was discoreproaching Mr. Canning for treating with the republics of vered, about 13 years old, who was a mere skeleton, pale and South America as independent States, menaces him with the dry, covered rather with vermin than clothes, and having no Indies and Ireland. It is from herce, according to this paper, bed, but a wretched mattress placed beneath a window, that vengeance will come. As to the Indies, it is known that several panes in which were broken. She had been in this the English have remarked with surprise that the Birmans chamber for six months : every day she received a piece of manæuvred according to the rules of European discipline, and bread hardly sufficient to appease her hunger. Several times that they used arms made in Russia. This discovery has she had been obliged, she said, to drink filthy water; and created some sensation in London. To it is attributed the she had neither chemise nor gown. The servants of the house project formed of putting an end to the system of temporization did not know of her existence.-One night the cook-maid was adopted by the British Cabinet; and, by inevitable conse- terribly alarmned by seeing a young thing, all covered with quences the sudden recognition of the States of South America. rags, dart into her kitchen and carry off a piece of bread; It is thought also that Mr. Stratford Canning is charged to that morning she had received no ration, and her door had demand, with respect to these two objects of the first import-fortunately been left unlocked. Both the husband and wife ance, precise explanations from the Cabinet of St. Peters are closely confined.”—Courier Francaise. burgh.
THE LONDON MARKETS. · Advices of the 26th ult, from Odessa, referring to letters
Corn EXCHANGE, MARK-LANB, JAN. 24.
The Wheat trade remains dull, and it is expected that the average from Constantinople of the 17th, speak highly of the prospects
price will admit of the opening of the ports for this grain. Beans go off of the Greeks. The accounts assert, that the fleet of Ibrahim slowly. Boiling and Grey Pease are steady. Oats are plentiful, and by Pasha is entirely dispersed. They say that that Commander no means brisk sale. The Flour trade remains in a very unsettled state, had entered into secret negociations with some of the Greek
but 70s. is nominally the top price,
CURRENT PRICES OF GRAIN. Chiefs, and particularly with Colocotroni, to favour a descent | Wheat, red (new) ...... 52s. 658. | Pease, W bite.......... 42s 458. of the Turks on the Morea. The Greek Leaders appear to be Ditto old' .......... 54s. 70s. Boilers ............ 488. 5ls. more inveterate in their animosities against each other than Wheat, white (new) .... 54s. 73s. Maple.......... 40s. even against their Infidel enemies; but yet no satisfactory
Ditto old ...........
385. Barley ...............
33s. 46s. Oats, Feed...... 20s. 24s. evidence has ever been adduced that they would sacrifice to
| Rye ................ 353.40s.1 Poland .......... 21s. 27s. these private quarrels the public cause of their country. Beans, small .......... 43s 45s. I Potatoe .......
23s. 276. It may be satisfactory to some of our mercantile friends to Tick ditto .......... 355. 388. Flour, per Sack........ 558. 70s. learn, that the communications by post from Frankfort to the Aggregate Average Prices of the Twelve Maritime Distriots of Eng
land and Wales, by wbich Exportation and Bounty are to be regulated South of France, and to various parts of Germany, have been
in Great Britain. lately accelerated ; insomuch that a whole day is gained in Wheat per Quarter, 678. 30.-Barley, 415.0d.- Oats, 23s. 20.-Rye, the correspondence with Strasburg, Nancy, Dijon, Lyon, and
37s. 100.-Beans, 40s. 70.- Pease, 44s. 10d. Marseilles, as also with Stockach and Constance; and half a
SMITHFIELD, JAN. 24. day in that with Carlsruhe, Fribourg, and Stuttgard.
The Beef Market is better than on Friday, the best Oxen being worth
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and Maiden Ewes, are worth 5s 8d. per stone. Veal continues to ad
vance, and the finest Calves reach 7s. per stone. Pork is rather data that the Emperor of Russia has ordered from Paris two Steam
To sipk the falper Stone of 8lbs. Engines of eighty-horse power, which are to be employed in Beef .......... 4s. 2d. to 5s. 2d. Veal.......... 6s. Od to 7s. Od. the powder manufactories at Moscow. The Emperor is said Mution ....
os. 8d. | Pork...... ve 58. Od. to 6s. Od.
HEAD OF CATTLE THIS DAY. also to have it in contemplation to explore the lately discovered
...... 3,021 Pigs ....... mines in the interior of his kingdom by means of this stupen
16,040 | Calves ... dous production of human science. In the course of another
PRICE OF HAY AND STRAW. year, it is more than probable that a Steam Engine Manufac
Hay .......... 43 0 to £ 5 0 Straw........
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No. 887. MONDAY, JAN. 31, 1825.
THE POLITICAL EXAMÍNER.
Party is the madness of many for the gain of a few.-Pope.
BRITISH AND IRISH MINES
. English Mining
• 1.000.000 Arigna Iron and Coal
300,000 Brazilian .
1,000,000 Chilian .
725,000 Real del Monte
200,000 Rio de la Plata ..
5,000,000 London, Brighton, and Devonshire Fishing Compa
500,000 T: St. Ives New Pier .
75,000 Bognor New Town
300,000 British Distillery
200,000 British Iron
2.000.000 British Fishing Company
200,000 General United Coal
2,000,000 Kent and Essex Flour Company
210,000 London Brick Company .
611.000 Thames Tunnel
200,000 Westminster Fish In addition to the foregoing projects, we acquire from the Scottish, Irish, and provincial newspapers, accounts of new kindred local speculations every day. We copy the following list, for instance, from the Edinburgh Times, a spirited journal of liberal principles, the first number of which was published on the 22d instant:
List of the principal Joint Stock Companies, which have been publicly proposed, and, separately, or by union, established in Edinburgh, within ihe last two months :- Edinburgh and Leith Dock Company ; Edinburgh and Dalkeith Rail-road Company; Edinburgh and Glasgow Rail-road Company; Berwick and Kelso Rail-road Company: East Lothian Rail-road Company; Scottish Union Insurance Company ; Commercial Marine Insura ance Company: Scottish Union Banking Company ; National Bank of Scotland, Scottish Union Commercial Banking Company ; Scottish Wool Stapling Company ; Shotts Iron Joint Stock Company ; Caledonian Iron and Foundry Company ; Edinburgh and Leith Glass Company; Albion Glass Cont i Scottish Porter Brewing Company; Caledonian Porter
nail Dinillor Company Joint Stock Whale
SPECULATION MANIA. We are decidedly of opinion, that on particular occasions a mere statement of mater of fact, unaided by much of other reasoning or ilicstration, forms a stronger appeal to common sense than the most elaborate disquisition. In the spirit of this conviction, we shall pretent our readers with a list of the various new schemes at present before the public, for the employment of British capital, without the delivery of any opinions of our own on the comparative merit of their pretensons, beyond a remark or two on the distinctive features of the various lines of adventure. Our purpose, indeed, is rather to form a great general inference, than a series of particular conclusions—to shew by the very nature of the circumstances how necessarily the major part of this speculation must end delusively. When it is rendered unequirocally apparent, that a certain number of things cannot possibly exist together, it is trite to observe, that a portion of that number must bil in some stage or other; and that they should fail as soon as posable, is doubtless the most desirable consummation. The following is a list, and if not inclusive of all these projects, it a quite sufficiently so for the purpose to which we have alluded :RAILROADS.
1,000,000 Manchester and Leeds ,
500,000 Manchester and Liverpool
200,000 BANKING, LOAN, INVESTMENT, AND ASSURANCE COMPANIES. Alliance Fire and Life
• 5,000,000 Alliance Marine .
. 2,000,000 British Annuity
. 3,000,000 British Paving, Building, and Investment
. 2,000,000 British Shipping Loan Company
. 1,000,000 Crown Life Assurance
. 1,500,000 Equitable Investment Society
200,000 Irish Investment and Equitable Loan Bank
500,000 London and Manchester Equitable Loan Bank 500,000 Metropolitan Banking Company .
500,000 Metropolitan Investment Society .
2,000,000 Medical, Clerical, and General Life Insurance 1,000,000 Metropolitan Loan and Investmeut Company.
1,000,000 Palladium Fire and Life Assurance
2,000,000 Protector Fire Assurance
5,000,000 Promoter Benefit Company. .
60,000 Provincial Bank of Ireland
. . 2,500,000
2,000,000 Gas Engine Carriage Company
1,000,000 Phoenix ditto .
450,000 South American and Colonial Gas ditto
Fishing Company: Edinburgh Cotton and Flax Spinning Company ; | elms, oaks, and beeches; not rich in fruit, but rich in verdure a Edinburgh Dairy Company, for the supply of Milk, the feeding of Veal, leaves, and food for poetry. By heavens! this is better than Tuscar the making of Cheese, &c. &c.; Equitable Loan, or Pawnbroker Com- The pleasures there are all too tangible and sensual, all corn, wil pany; Albyn Company, for the purpose of investing money on Heritable
and oil. Here man does not live by olives alone, but by these use Properties in Edinburgh, &c. &c.; Equitable Building Company, for the purpose of building Houses in the vicinity of Edinburgh for Workmen,
trees also, which, among a number of other calumniated goods, are &c. &c. ; Joint Stock Company for the Manufacturing of Paper ; Joint
the face of them useless. “ I love," exclaimed somebody on passin; Stock Company for the Printing of Law-papers.
moorland,“ to see some ground left in God Almighty's hands." In short, setting aside the extreme ignorance of political economy
say I. I love to see trees that look as if they were good for nothi and trading principles betrayed in much of the foregoing scheming,
but to walk under, and to furnish us with a sentiment. I have a p. the amount of capital required, avowedly upwards of one hun
ticular regard for those which the carpenter rejects with disdain. dred millions, implies a sudden transfer of property upon merely
know they do not exist for nothing; and I take them for what th speculative views that would scarcely be warranted upon the clearest
are,-memorandums of the abundance and poetry of Nature. demonstration. Much of it is also for the cultivation of objects which
At the bottom of the grounds about the cottage, there is a lane by will produce little advantage to the country, even when fortunate to
brook-side, which runs into a cross-country road. But the plac individuals,-such as the foreign mining adventure. The bustle of fic
though solitary, is not desolate. There are some farms, and a nob titiously-created property, or surplus capital, under the operation of a
mansion not far off, where a hospitable old gentleman, the possesso
has a fine library. The lanes branch off in all directions, some openip gradual reduction to its real value by the force of circumstance, is a curious subject for contemplation; and the proposed creation of em
into meadows, others into corn-fields, most of them between rie ployment for it, without demand, will not render it less so.
banks of earth surmounted with natural hedges. One of It is no doubt obvious, that the features of these various appeals to
favourite spots is a bit of heath, looking up to a hill full of trees, a unemployed capital are very materially distinguished from one
of which peeps a summer-house. Ancther is a wilderness, where th another. For instance, the application of scientific discoveries to the
roots of the old trees issue forth and twist over the ground. But promotion of commercial facilities and local improvement, like Rail
know scarcely one which I prefer to certain meadows enriched wit roads and Steam Navigation, are not to be classed with schemes
elm-trees. I lie there very often in my WISHING-CAP, when the ha founded on a mere spirit of trading adventure or speculative schem
has been cut, and build castles in the air, I should rather say ing of individuals. The same observation may also be made in
cottages in the trees,—for those whom I love. regard to such as rest on the presumed advantage of great works,
Is not this a pleasant place to come to of an evening ? “ What ca as Docks, Ship Canals, Piers, &c. as well possibly as upon
man more desire," when he has been studying all the morning, and certain Banking and Assurance Schemes. . In one point of view,
determined to make heavens of his afternoons? Task the most ambition however, they must be all regarded alike, we mean in reference to
old bachelor, whether there have not been periods in his life,-andt! the vast transfer of capital required to carry them into simultaneous
very best of them all, when the idea of such a cottage smokir effect, and consequently, independent of legislative backwardness,
among the trees, a kettle on the fire, and his arm round a slend the utter absurdity of a great number of them, with a view to the
waist, has not formed the “consummation," of all others " most d benefit of anybody or anything, except the projectors. For the sake
voutly to be wished ?” of argument, we will admit that all are feasible; what would be the
Accordingly, I have provided a wife for my reader. She is a consequence? At best, the most momentous transfer of property and
regularly handsome; but she has one of those faces, which a employment, in the twinkling of an eye, that was ever known in any
justly accounted more beautiful than beauty. A person who goes b age or nation. Strong-minded politicians might get over this fact;
says, “ What a lovely expression !” There is intelligence in her eye but how are the opposing interests to be paralysed? They cannot be
and an infinite sweetness about her mouth. Whenever she turns hi made weak or inoperative; hence, even in the most favourable
face upon you in kindness, she seems to thank and bless you, an point of view, the delusion of so much of this giddy speculation, and
wish you all happy things. Sorrow might cut her to pieces, ere sh its inutility to all but the adventurers and jobbers who originate it.
would say a word to distress you : or if she did, she would repent Some of these plans are formed so entirely in a spirit of gaming
for ever. But in joy,-I advise you to bring a world of vivacity alo! adventure, as for instance the Foreign Mining adventures, that it would
with you, for she will give you as good as you bring. She is fond be as useless to offer a formal argument against the game of Blind
books and music. If you do not have some exquisite casts and e IIazard, as against the spirit which leads people to deal with them,
gravings to adorn your parlour with, you will not do her justic either with a view to an immediate jobbing gain, or to the ultimate
When females of her own rank come to see her, they long to play 1 result. Persons of this description require no statements from us;
rustic as she does. When the peasant-girls bring her provision, th but satisfied as we are that the pernicious example of much temporary
desiro more than ever to be ladies. She meets them half-way, a gain in the buying and selling way, is tempting people both in
will pin their handkerchiefs for them, if got loose. Between ourseli country and town to venture their little hoards, to whom ultimate
(for it must not be mentioned to every body) she can make an excelle loss would be very ruinous, and to whom such loss is far more proba
pudding. It was a whim of her grandmother's to teach her; and ble than to others, we have drawn up the foregoing rapid statement,
insists that her children will be the better for it, and not at the me to show the utter absurdity of the prosperity of such a variety of fresh
of a cook; for I must own, that although not yet married, she has 1 applications of capital at one time. We might venture to assert, that
face to speak of the family she may have some day; and has even be even some of the undertakings that will be ultimately useful, will
heard to say, that she should not like to make a very poor match, benefit the speculators very little in a pecuniary point of view, while
cause she hopes to have leisure enough to be her husband's co many of them are evident absurdities. Everybody may recollect the
panion; which, added she, is after all the first business of a wi rage for Joint Stock Companies a few years ago, which vanished away
though she blushed when she said it. Her vivacity and address ser in smoke; and a contemplation of the preceding list, and of the
to extricate her gentleness out of its difficulties. Her brother, who nature of much of the specified speculation, must satisfy every reflec
a collegian, and loves somewhat maliciously to call her “ a Blu tive person that it will be so again. Of the number of projects, it
caught her one day, to his great triumph, in the act of loitering o would be unjust to deny that several will be useful to the country,
a dumpling she was making, and reading a book. She was forced whatever they may prove to the final shareholders; but even good
blow open the leaves, her fingers being all over flour. In vain effected this way often produces a very pernicious species of temporary
protested that it was an offence extraordinary, and that the puddi suffering. At all events, a sober consideration of the above list will be of
should not be the worse for it. He takes an unfair advantage, a service to minor speculators, if we have such among our readers; and
brings her out to us in the garden, holding her by the helpless arn to such consideration we look for the due impression, much more than
upon which, what does my lady, but suddenly slip aside, smear to these very cursory observations.
ears all over with the flour, and scamper away.- But I shall ne make an end if I say more.
Now what does any bachelor say to such a cottage with such THE WISHING-CAP.
mistress ? Is it not a pretty mixture of the polite and the rustic ? I 0
heard a Nobleman observe, that it was natural to men.of rank to ! No. XXIV. LOVE AND THE COUNTRY.
peasant-girls, and for plebeians to like ladies. I am not of his opini Hic gelidi fontes, hic mollia prata, lycori,
I think that whenever men prefer women of an inferior station-un Hic nemus ; hic ipso tecum consumerer ævo.--VIRGIL.
they do it for the sake of a libertine variety, or because they ba A wood, a stream, fair fields and flowering hedgesO love, with thee, here could I live for ages!
undergone some particular disgust)-it is owing to want of addra
The peasant renders them bolder. Their superior station enables th It is a large low cottage, smoking among the trees, with its back
to substitute airs of condescension and familiarity, for approach 8 a couple of green hills that shelter it from the north and east. Every which they know not how to manage. But nothing is so delignau i in ueat: everything is quiet. Listen to the bees 1-What a woman. as a mixture of habitual gentility with the simple
go down there to the plain! What rich tried are about us, I healthy to stea which mícht adorn the heroine of a genuine pastor