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search and the clearest disclosure of bered by legitimate serviles. Yet the object of their visit. The milf- there certainly is this difference in tary commander to whom the Queen their situations. has been confided is obliged to sleep The proclamation of the Greeks to in a chamber close to her's. With which we adverted in our last, and respect to the Patriarch, the proof is which gave such dire offence to our not so strong against him; but still authorities in the lonian Isles, has the suspicions of the government, been modified. In place of the deamounting almost to conviction, in- nunciation there inserted against duced them to order him into exile. neutral shipping and transports Such however is his audacity, that, in the pay and employ of the Turks, acting on the model of Saez, quoted they are now subjected to the general above, he has refused to go, and such laws in force against neutrals on such is the feebleness of the executive, that occasions. We again repeat that we they have not the means of enforcing regret exceedingly that any hyperobedience to their order. Even the criticism on such proclamations should Intendant of the Police himself is have been indulged in on the part of more than suspected, and yet the go- our country. It does not look well vernment cannot venture to dismiss that a great, free, and Christian power him! Scarcely had the alarm thus should be seen straining its critical created begun to subside, than an- faculties on such an occasion. Whatother and an equally serious conspi- ever may be the motive, it has a very racy was also detected through the bad effect in such an interesting condefection of one of the initiated. The flict, and we hope it may be the last object is now known to be the mur- instance of the kind which we shall der of the ministers and the enforced be called upon to record and to conresignation of the King in favour of demn. The Turkish Campaign may Don Miguel. In this latter plot, it now be considered, as for this season, is said that many of the regiments concluded, and peculiarly adverse to were implicated. Government had them it has proved. The failure of accordingly begun to act more de- their naval expeditions has been most cidedly, and monks, curés, officers, remarkable. In order that our readand many gentlemen were seized and ers may duly estimate, and, as we. lodged in the prisons of Fort St. hope, rejoice at it, we may as well George and the Tower of Belem. The just briefly state the most authentic Patriarch however still successfully calculation we have seen of the naval defied their power; and his influence, force employed by the Barbarians. combined with that of the Queen, was Of the exact number of vessels so powerful that the convocation of sent out from Constantinople under the Cortes, who were to have met in the Captain Pacha we have not been Lisbon during the month of October, accurately informed; but that they was obliged to be postponed, it was
must have been numerous, appears supposed, indefinitely: A vessel from the fact that they transported
. laden with cannon balls had arrived from Asia to Samos a force esti. in the river from England, and Go- mated at from 10,000 to 60,000 men. vernment had ordered quantities of The details of the grand Egyptian ammunition and military stores. Por- expedition are more certain. The tugal affords at this moment some- Viceroy of Egypt collected 56 veswhat of a test as to the sincerity of sels of war of various sizes, about the principles by which France pro- 100 Egyptian transports, and 86 fessed to be actuated in her Spanish transports under European flags. invasion. If it be true that the war This last item we would willingly was undertaken merely to free Fer- have omitted if we could; but surely dinand from the factious, why do the the fact affords sufficient justificalegitimates now leave a brother tion for some slight extravagance in monarch to their machinations in the Greek proclamation. This Portugal ? Surely no one will at- Egyptian armament therefore atempt to solve the difficulty by al- mounted to 240 sail at the least, and leging that Ferdinand was beset is reported to have carried, besides by moderate Constitutionalists, their crews, 20,000 cavalry and inwhereas Don John is only encum- fantry. To oppose these combinette
fleets; the Hydra paper (a Greek retreat ; this, though not decisive, is government journal) states the Chris- a good omen. A large reinforcement tian force to have amounted to only had been ordered from Colombia, and 95 sail, generally of smaller sizes the spirit of the Liberator's troops than those of their enemy. In the was excellent. From this it is, howvarious naval engagements, first with ever, clear that the Spanish general the Turkish fleet and its detacha had abandoned whatever intentions ments alone, and then with the com- he might have entertained of negotiabined Turkish and Egyptian arma- tion, and determined on hostilities. ments, the Greeks were universally It is strange enough how faithful and completely successful. The rem- these Spanish generals have continant of the Egyptian squadron fled nued in the Colonies, and how deploshamefully; and of the combined fleets rably the reverse in the Peninsula. only five vessels had returned to the Morillo, stubborn enough in Old Dardanelles, including that of the Spain, could not resist the magic Captain Pacha, who, however, it was sword of the Duke of Angouleme.
, rumoured was not on board. Ac- Bolivar, however, though in the land cording to some accounts, he had of gold, fights only with steel. In committed suicide in despair; accord- Mexico a severe conflict has taken ing to others, he had arrived incognito place for the Presidentship, which has at Constantinople: either way his ended in the election of General Vitfate is pretty similar. In the en- toria-a choice which they say is very gagements of the 16th, 18th, 26th, adverse to the Spaniards, and therefore and 30th of September they are said we rejoice in it. The congress has to have lost twelve frigates, twenty passed a decree, declaring against brigs, and more than eighty trans- the farther admission of slaves-an ports. Canaris is reported to have example worthy of the cause in which declared that if the wind continued they are engaged, and which we hope fair he would go and burn the re- will also be found worthy of imimainder, even in the mouth of the tation. Dardanelles. While grappling with It is recorded of Bolivar that he his fire-ship a noble Egyptian frigate, set South America a noble example named the African, this brave com- in this respect, having commenced his mander is reported to have exclaimed, career by the manumission of all his « it is Canaris who destroys you, own slaves at a very considerable and she almost immediately blew up. personal sacrifice. Accounts have We are happy to add that all doubt been received from the Brazils, statabout his safety is at an end, and ing the complete success of the Imthat he still lives to gain a good im- perial expedition against Pernammortality by the emancipation of his buco. The attack was a combined country. The Greeks have been also one, by the fleet under Commodore fortunate on land, and there are now Juett, and the army, under General some rumours of an European con- Lima; Lord Cochrane, who comgress on the subject. The Christian manded the naval force, was absent at powers have been so tardy in their the moment of the surrender, having, notice of this contest, that we cannot owing to the inefficiency of his morsay we augur much good from their tar vessels, gone off to Bahia for final interference.
better working tools, as he expressed Although no official account has it. He had previously received, for appeared, there can be no doubt, from the payment of his seamen and the the concurrence of various reports outfit of the expedition, 500,000 from different quarters, that a partial dollars from the emperor in part payengagement has taken place between ment of the Bahia prize-money. the cavalry of Bolivar and Canterac, Previous to this, some misunderstandheaded by their respective command- ing had existed. The fall of Perers in person. The Spanish force is nainbuco was followed by the raising reported to have consisted of abovea of the blockade, and the consequent thousand men, while that of Bolivar opening of that port to the flags of all did not exceed six hundred. The nations. The republican party in the latter were, however, completely suc- northern provinces of Brazil were eessful, and Canterac was in full much depressed, and Carvalho, the
president, had taken refuge on board wider than her deck. She sailed His Britannic Majesty's ship, Tweed, much better than was expected, and the commander of which had refused crossed the Atlantic in seven weeks, to give him up.
though she encountered several seThe war with the Burmese still vere gales. continues; in the few skirmishes, for · A late visitor at St. Helena says, we cannot call them engagements, that the house inhabited by Napoleon which have taken place, the British in that island is now converted into a have been successful; the enemy barn, and that there actually is a however
appear actuated by a very threshing machine in the chamber in hostile spirit. What the object of which he breathed his last ! Surely this war is has not yet been very this residence so much vaunted by clearly promulgated; it has been Lowe and Co. could not have been said, indeed, to be in consequence of very valuable, if it is thus considered some ill treatment of some men in fit only for such" vile uses.” What our service by the Burmese-an ac- a tell tale, time is! cession of territory in India can We stated in our last the result of hardly be necessary to us now, or a late census of the population of even desirable. It seems considerable Ireland. It appears that the males aların had prevailed at Calcutta with amount to 3,341,926. The females, respect to an invasion; and a private to 3,459,901. Those employed in letter dated from that place on the agriculture are 1,138,069-in trades, 12th of June, and received by the Sir manufactures or handicraft, 1,170,044. Edward Paget, states that “all agree Dublin is supposed to contain 227,335. the Burmese might have advanced The state of the whole country is upon Calcutta with the greatest ease.” represented as very precarious. There This, we confess, is what we scarcely are now public theological disputacould have contemplated, and what tions, in which the zeal on each side we cannot suppose could take place, is quite equal to the Christianity diswithout very serious, if not fatal played. No doubt, if each party consequences. Our moral hold once could for a season enjoy the pure unloosened in India, our empire must mixed ascendancy of the primitive soon vanish.
times, neither would want a fine crop An expedition, it seems, is gone of martyrs. The Catholic Associaout to offer the « Olive Branch to tion is in full cry, and the project of the Ashantee butcher, and fight him the Catholic rent has fully succeeded. if he refuses it. Considering the pre- The average receipt is now at least dilection this legitimate has shown 500l. a week; a pretty good voluntary for human jaw bones, really the idea tax for a population which we were of approaching him at all is enough told was starving! The following doto make the teeth chatter in one's cument read in the Association of Bal head. This
a contest in lymore is an amusing instance of real which we may lose, but cannot pos- distress:-"To be sold by public cant, sibly gain.
in the town of Ballymore, on Saturday There is not any domestic news of the 16th instant, one cow, the prointerest. Several fires have, within perty of James Scully; one new bed the last month, occurred, both in sheet and one gown, the property of London and Edinburgh, to an alarm- John Quin; seven hanks of yarn, ing extent; they are supposed to the property of the widow Scott; have been the effect of accident, but and one petticoat and one apron, the we are sorry to say, have ended in property of the widow Gallagher, the destruction of very considerable seized under and by virtue of a levyproperty
ing warrant, for tithe due to the Rev. An enormous ship built in Canada John Usher. Dated this 12th day of has just arrived in the river. She is May, 1824"!!!-Can this be genuine ! called the Columbus, and carries a Mr. O'Connel pledged himself to the timber cargo of 7,876 tons ! The va- fact, and declared it should be lue of the ship and cargo is estimated brought before parliament. Verily, at 48,000). She is the longest ship if the Irish congregations trouble ever seen in the Thames. She is flat their heads about temporals, it canbottomed, and her bottom is two feet not be said to be the fault of the
of an open
clergy; they are left little but the put in practice to open them for barley. world above to think of.
The excitation was very great at the country A list of suicides of late years in
corn markets, particularly in Norfolk and Paris has been published, which, if Suffolk, on receiving the London return
(made for the week ending Saturday, Nov. correct, proves that crime to be as .common amongst our light-hearted 6th) of 25,792 quarters, at 46s. 5d.' This
return was held to be almost conclusive, neighbours as even in foggy England. for it was much feared that it would be next In 1821, 348 suicides were attempted, to impossible to affect the return by any in 244 cases of which death occurred. large sales of inferior barley. Exertions The following curious scale of mo- were, however, made in Norfolk, and tives is given.
stained and damp barleys were sold to a Amorous passions
35 large amount, at about 138. and 14s. per
coomb. Alienation of mind, domestic trou
These fraudulent returns will, bles and afflictions...
there is no doubt, be the means of preventDebauchery, gambling and lottery. 43 ing any further attempts of a similar kind, Indigence, loss of place and de
as the attention of the legislature will be Tangement of affairs ...
45 again turned to the corn laws. Mr. Wode. Fear of reproach and punishment.. 10 house, the member for Norfolk, has been Unknown motives ...
88 making lately some inquiries among the
Agriculturists, respecting the rate of duty
they are inclined to think will be sufficient AGRICULTURE. The weather during the last month has importation. The extent of the late fic
to protect the farmer, in cas been most unfavourable for the important titious sales may be formed from the folbusiness of wheat sowing, with which the farmers are usually occupied at this season.
lowing table. The rain has been so incessant, that upon
Quantity of barley arrived in Lon
don in the following weeks. qrs. heavy wet soils operations have been com
631 pletely at a stand ; upon light soils the Sept. 27 to Oct. 2...
Oct. 4 to 9.
976 cultivation has, however, been more fortu
3427 nate, although even they have been much
18 to 23.
5878 retarded. The rain has rendered the low
5043 meadows very wet, and the second feed has Nov. 1 to Nov. 6..
9352 not been available. This would have becn most injurious to the farmer, had the crop
25307 of turnips not been generally most productive; as it is, he will not suffer much
Quantity of barley returned by the loss, especially as the aftermath upon the
corn factors, as having been sold and
delivered in the following weeks. 978. uplands is equally good. The crops of peas Sept. 27 to Oct. 2.....
318 and beans are allowed to be very nearly an
Oct. 4 to
716 average. Clover seed has been very much
5507 injured by the weather. Store cattle of all
5449 kinds have risen considerably, in conse- 25 to
8449 quence of the great demand arising from Nov. I to Nov. 6....
..25792 the plenteousness of feed. Horses have risen very rapidly in value, large quantities
40231 having been bought for exportation. There are persons whose sole employment it is to By this it appears that the return of collect horses and colts for exportation, and sales made to the corn inspector exceeds who always find a good and ready market. the arrivals by 20,924 quarters. Accord
The hop trade is improved, the sale ing to a paragraph in the Farmer's Journal being much brisker, and the advance may of November 15, it should seem that be reckoned at full 208. per cwt. Sussex forgery has also been resorted to. In that pockets fetch from 120s. to 140s. ; Kent paper, an affidavit has appeared from from 1268. to 160s. and are steady at these Messrs. Ford and Hewitt, contradicting à prices.
return stated to have been made by them of The Bedfordshire, Lancaster, Kendal, 2400 quarters of barley, at 49s. per quarand West Calder Agricultural Societies ter. These merchants expressly state that have held their annual meetings during the they have not sold, or offered for sale, a last month, and were all very fully at- single grain of barley at that price, and tended.
that they have purchased only 1000 quar. The corn trade has been a source of ters at 498. which they consumed in making great anxiety and watchfulness to Agricul- malt. In consequence of these facts beturists during the last few weeks, in conse coming known, considerable agitation has quence of similar attempts to those which prevailed in Mark-lane. A meeting was to opened the ports for oats, baving been again be immediately called of the respectable
11 to 18 to
factors, for the purpose of taking such effic last four weeks :-wheat, 10,773 ; barley, cacious steps as might remove from them 7687 ; oats, 3142; flour, 12,638. the stigma that would otherwise attach to Aggregate average of the six weeks prethe trade generally. The ports have since ceding November 15, by which importation been declared closed.
is regulated :—wheat, 60s. 10d. ; barley, In the Gazette of Saturday, Nov. 20, 388. 5d.; oats, 20s. 10d. the following retums were published for In Smithfield, beef and mutton are the six weeks ending 16th, 23d, and 30th lower ; beef, 38. 4d. to 4s. 2d.; mutton, of October.
48. to 43. 6d. 978.
£. d. Oct. 16, 3829 8782 16 2
COMMERCE. 23, 3527 7530 16 6
(London, Nov. 16.) 30, 4878
. 10792 19 8 Cotton.--In the course of the last month
there has been much more done than usual The rise in the price of wheat has been in the London market ; accounts from a matter of some surprise to those who America stating that the crops had suffered have paid close attention to the subject of considerable injury by floods, having led to corn generally. It was supposed from the a spirited buying in Liverpool. The sales improvements in Agriculture the long were in the week ending October 26, 2200 period since any importation of foreign bales. In the following week the sales wheat had taken place, from the allowed were, 5500 Surats, 5d. to 6d.; 1450 Bendeficiency of the crop of 1823, and from gals, 5d. to 53d.; 300 Madras, 6 d. to the protracted harvest of 1824-that the Gld. ; 800 Pernams, 1014. to 10 d.; 150 growth of this country equalled, and on Boweds, 7là. to 84d.; and in the cext the average of years exceeded its consump- week, Surat, 2800 bales, good fair to good, tion. It was inferred, therefore, from the 6d. to 6d. in bond ; 3700, ordinary to knowledge that the crop of 1823, notwith- fair, 5d. to 5fd. ; Bengal, 400, good fair, standing its deficiency, would more than 53 d. to 6d. ; 950, middling to fair, 5 d. to supply the demand; that the harvest of 53d. ; Madras, 200, fair to good fair, 6d. 1824, from its greater productiveness, to old.; Pernambuco and Paraiba, 1750, would leave a surplus after the supply of 103d. to 11 d.; Orleans, 170, good fair, the year, and that in consequence of this 94d. to 91d.; Boweds, 350, fair to good
fore-knowledge the prices would fall. fair, 8£d. to 8fd. ; Demerara, 26, 11d.; The rise, therefore, can only be occasioned Cariacou, 75, 104d. ; Egyptian, 150, 9fd. by the demand which has been created by duty paid. These large purchases however the necessities of the millers and bakers, caused a pause in the market, which has who having outrun their stocks, under the been very quiet for this last week, and pure supposition that prices would fall, are now chases have been made at rather lower obliged to buy largely—by the yield of the prices, but holders, in general, are very crop being less than anticipated, by the firm, and prefer waiting a revival of the slowness with which the market has been demand to selling at any reduction; Bour. supplied, and by the demand not being bons have been more in request than for always proportioned to the supply. The some time past, and may be quoted a little improved and improving condition of the higher. The total sales amount to nearly Agriculturists has also had great effect upon 1900 bales, all in bond, viz.-700 Surats, the price, since they are enabled to hold 5d. to 6fd. ; 100 Bengals, 5}d. to 6d.; their stocks and thus regulate the market. 200 Madras, 641. to 64d. ; 300 Pernams, Their necessities not being immediate, 11fd. to llgd.; 100 Boweds, 8fd. to they can glut or starve the market just s0 8 d.; 50 Orleans, 9d. to 9 d.; 400 far as may be necessary to admit the bonded Bourbons, 9fd. to 114d.; 20 Egyptians, wheats, should bis safety require such a 9 d. measure to preserve him from foreign im- The sales at Liverpool in four weeks, to portation. It is this improved state that 13th November, were 67,350 bags ; the arhas caused the late importation of foreign rivals, 30,679. oats of 356,000 quarters to be taken off at Sugar.-The market has been on the increasing prices. Notwithstanding these whole very favourable, which has been apparently strong facts against the opinion caused by the diminishing stock, and the that prices will fall, this supposition still extensive deliveries from the West India appears fully probable, because it will be warehouses. In the last week of October found that upon the average of years this there was a great appearance of improvecountry grows sufficient for its consump- ment, and rather higher prices obtained ; tion. Prices must therefore ultimately fall, refined goods likewise advanced. In the although the prosperous condition of the two following weeks, the holders evinced country may for a time enable the merchant the same firmness, and rather better prices to prevent any sudden re-action.
were obtained both for Muscovades and The average arrivals have been in the retined. The purchases of Muscovades