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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1794, Sunday, August 15, 1830.



His Majesty will complete his 65th year on the 21st of this month, when a general naval and military promotion will take place.

On Monday their Majesties left the Castle early, and visited Virginia Water, Belvidere, and the beautiful scenery in that neighbourhood, and on their return the Corporation of Windsor were in waiting at the Castle to present an Address of Congratulation upon their Majesties' arrival, when they were ushered into the Great Drawing Room for that purpose. Their Majesties were pleased to return separate and very gracious answers.

His Majesty is expected to make a long stay at the Castle, in the event of the air of Windsor agreeing with the health of the Princess Hesse Homburg; otherwise their Majesties, it is said, will proceed to Brighton.

On Tuesday, his Majesty, accompanied by Sir William Fremantle, left the Castle as early as half-past ten o'clock, in his double-bodied phaeton, and rode through the various drives in the Great Park, and, notwithstanding the unfavourableness of the weather, did not return till three o'clock in the afternoon. At half-past three, his Majesty and the Queen, with their distinguished suite, took another drive through the Park, proceeding down the Long Walk. The King was in his phaeton, accompanied by the Duchess of Gloucester, and her Majesty with her Ladies of the Court were on horseback.

In the evening the Royal party was joined by the Duke of Cambridge, his son Prince George, and the Landgravine of Hesse Homburg (our Princess Elizabeth), who arrived in town the preceding day from Ostend, where they embarked on board the Lightning steam-packet on Monday, which conveyed them to Deptford. On landing, about five in the afternoon, their Royal Highnesses proceeded with their suite in six carriages to Cambridge House, Piccadilly, and were visited by the Princess Augusta, who came from Frogmore for the purpose, and by Princess Sophia. The Duke and Duchess of Cumberland and Princess Augusta also joined the dinner party at the Castle.

On Wednesday his Majesty drove the Princess of Hesse Homburg to Virginia Water in his pony plaeton, the Queen and her Ladies, with the Duke of Cumberland, accompanying them on horseback, followed by three phaetons, each drawn by four ponies, in which were the Princess Augusta, Prince Leopold, the Duchess of Gloucester, Prince George of Cumberland, and Prince George of Cambridge, with their distinguished suite. So large an assemblage of Royalty has not been seen together at Windsor for many years. The Royal party dined with their Majesties in the evening.

A new coach, loyally named after our excellent Queen, has began to run, of which the announcement is very whimsical, being as follows:—"The Queen Adelaide! starts from the King's Arms, at Bushy, every morning at eight o'clock"

A new gallery is erecting in the Castle, by order of his Majesty, to be styled the "Waterloo Gallery," which will be the depository of some valuable paintings, particularly those of memorable battles.

The general mourning for his late Majesty George IV. ceased on Wednesday. The Gazette announcing the order has evidently been dictated by a considerate regard to the injury which the manufacturers have sustained by the event. The change from black to colours at this season of the year will be equally acceptable to the public.

The appointment of Dr. Warren as Physician Extraordinary to his Majesty, has been canceled, we are informed, at his own request. The physicians extraordinary to the King, we believe, receive no salary.—Times.

His Royal Highness the Prince Augustus of Prussia arrived in town, quite unexpectedly, on Saturday last. His Royal Highness left Berlin with the intention of going to Paris; but, having heard, on his way, of the momentous events in France, he altered his route for London. The Prince honoured the Prussian Minister with his company to dinner on Sunday, to meet a select party of his countrymen.

Ministers, it was said, calculated upon an addition to their numbers of 93 by the dissolution of Parliament : as far as the elections have yet gone we may ask, Where are they?

It is calculated that there will be at most not more than nine or ten Roman Catholic Members in the new Parliament, and that of these the majority will be returned for places in England.

It is a singular fact, well worth recording, that notwithstanding Lord Huntingtower owns nine-tenths of the houses and lands at Ilchester, his two sons, the Honourables Felix and Algernon Talmash, who represented that place in the last parliament, were both thrown out at the election on Friday, while another son of his lordship, the Hon. Frederick Talmash, was equally unsuccessful at Grantham on Monday, of which his father is a very considerable owner.—Leicester Chronicle.

The Count Potocki, brother to the Countess Woronzow, arrived on Monday at Mivart's Hotel from Paris. The circumstance of a foreigner, the two first letters of whose name are the same as those of M. de Polignac, was quite enough to set all the western part of London on the alert with the news that the ex-Minister of France had arrived.

The Directors of the Bank of England have issued the following notice respecting the circulation of Exchequer-bills:—
"The Court of Directors of the Bank of England hereby give notice, that they have made an agreement with the right Honouable the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to circulate Exchequer-bills made or to be made forthwith, pursuant to the several Acts of Parliament for that purpose, or in force, to end the 3d of April, 1831.

(Signed) "John Knight, Sec."

By the returns of the House of Commons, it appears that the number of pawnbrokers licensed in the metropolis, for the year ending January 5, 1830, amounted to 312, who paid a duty of 4,477l 10s. Those in the country, during the same period, amounted to 1,085, paying a duty of 8,490l.

By the tenth report of his Majesty's Commissioners for building New Churches, it appears that they have determined on and made provision for the erection of 220 churches and chapels; viz. 134 completed, 50 building, 17 plans approved, 4 plans under consideration, and 15 proposed grants for building others. The churches and chapels completed will accommodate 192,274 persons—86,820 in pews, and 106,154 in free seats. The exchequer Bills issued to the day of publishing the Report amount to one million two hundred and sixty-two thousand five hundred pounds!

By official documents it appears that 127,734 persons have emigrated from the United Kingdom to the Colonies of Great Britain, from 1821 to 1829, inclusive.

HACKNEY COACHES, &c.—The returns of the House of Commons of the number of hackney coaches, chariots, and cabriolets licensed to January 1, 1830, are 1,265, and the produce of the duties (2l. per lunar month each carriage), including fines, is 32,908l 18s 6d.

The bronze cast of old Father Thames and his attributes, within the quadrangle of Somerset-house, was erected in April, 1789, the month in which his late Majesty, George III. returned thanks at St. Paul's for recovery from his long illness. The statue above it of that sovereign in the Roman habit, was elevated a month afterwards.

The new Beer Act imposes an unmitigated penalty of 20l. upon any person retailing wine and spirits having a license only under the new law.

Watchmen continued to use the halbert, instead of the staff, so late as the year 1706, as appears from an order of Common Council of that year, which directs, "That a sufficient Watch shall be kept in the City and Liberties, with men of strong and able bodies, provided with candles and lanthorns, and sufficiently armed with halberts."— Mirror.

Farrington Market.—Retail prices of meat yesterday:—Beef, boiling and roasting, 6d. sirloins, 7½d., ribs, 7½d., steaks, 6d. per lb. Mutton—legs, 7d. shoulders, 6d. per lb. Veal—fillets, 7d; shoulders, 5½d., loins, 7d. per lb. Lamb, 8d. per lb. Pork, 7d. per lb. Boiling Beef, 4½d.,

Lord Stowell and Mr. Jekyl are the two last remaining of the celebrated wits of the last age. These two eminent men each enjoy what may be truly called a green old age, and may be generally seen taking the air in the Parks in their carriages when the weather permits.

The Streets of Paris.—Paris has been from the earliest ages the battle-field of contending factions. It is peculiarly susceptible of internal defence—the streets are narrow—the houses are high and built of stone—it is almost impossible to set them on fire—few of the windows are turned towards the street, and serve as well as embrasures for musketry. There are, besides, a thousand alleys intersecting every thoroughfare, so that the means of opposition are infinite, and the ultimate success in the assault precarious, for each house is a military position. It must he added too, that there is no population in the world so readily excited to arms as the inhabitants of Paris. There was formerly a huge chain at the end of each street, to be stretched across as a barricade against cavalry. The remains of such chains may be yet seen in the Rue Trous les Vaches, and others of the old streets of Paris. The late struggle was carried on within a small compass. It lay in the immediate neighbourhood of the Tuileries. The Rue St. Honore, one of the greatest commercial thoroughfares in the city, the quays, and the small streets in the neighbourhood of the Hotel de Ville, and the Louvre, witnessed the most sanguinary contests. The same spots were deluged with blood in the progress of the first revolution. Many gallant men fell in the attack upon the Louvre; they were buried in a common grave, dug in the green plat before the church of St. Germain l'Auxerrois. The Louvre will be their monument.

On Friday night, Paris was visited by a violent storm. There was not much rain, but the tempest was terrific, and there were repeated peals of thunder. The electric fluid struck the lightning conductors of the School of Medicine, and in the Rue de l'Abbaye, chimnies were thrown down, the roofs of houses were carried away, and considerable damage was done in several quarters of the city.—Paris Paper.

The 93 Peers of France who were lately appointed by Charles X., have been disqualified from taking their seat under the New Government, by the decision of the Chamber of Deputies which annuls all the late nominations made by the Ex- King.

By the alterations made in the French Charter, the age requisite for an elector is reduced from 30 years to 25, that for a Deputy from 50 years to 40.

A few days ago a boy, the son of a poor woman residing in a cellar in Norton-street, was drowned whilst bathing in the river, and the body was recovered much mutilated, great part of the face being eaten away. The mother being sent for, for the purpose of identifying the body, left home before the commencement of the storm on that day, leaving an infant in the cradle. On her return house from the melancholy errand, her feelings may he better imagined than described, on finding the cellar flooded, and her infant drowned.—Liverpool Mercury.

A most deliberate and revolting instance of worse than savage brutality was discovered on Thursday morning in this town. A beautiful little baby, apparently about two months old. was found at low water at the New Docks, a rope tied about its neck, and a heavy stone attached to it. Though the strictest inquiry has been made, the infamous parent has not yet been discovered.—Galway Paper.

A most afflicting and heart-rending circumstance occurred lately at Chiddingford, Surrey. Mr. Enticknap, a respectable farmer of that parish, attended by one of his servants, of the name Humphreys, went out with their guns for the destruction of vermin, and in passing by the side of a hedge, Mr. Enticknap having espied a hare or rabbit in the adjoining field, leaped into the ditch for concealment, and desired his servant, who remained a few feet behind him, in a stooping posture, to shoot instantly at the object if he missed his aim. Mr. Enticknap then discharged his gun, and having most unfortunately raised himself a little from the ground to watch its effect, placed his head in such a position as to receive the full contents of his servants gun. This melancholy event has involved a young widow and six children in the deepest calamity. An inquest was held before Henry Woods Esq. one of the Coroners for Surrey, and a Jury of the principal inhabitants of the above parish, when it appeared to them, from a view of the spot, and the manner in which the accident must have taken place, that not the slightest blame attached to the servant, they returned a verdict of—Accidental Death.