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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1779, Sunday, May 2, 1830.

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At the Jews' New Western Synagogue, St. Alban's-place. Haymarket, on Saturday, prayers were offered for the restoration of his Majesty's health. This is the first time that prayers were offered by the Jews for any member of the Royal Family. Every individual made an offering at the altar (in no instance less than half-a-crown), and the amount received was considerable.

On Wednesday morning a very magnificent painted window, executed in a most masterly style, by order of the Duke of Gloucester, which his Royal Highness has been graciously pleased to present, as Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, was removed to Cambridge, and is to be deposited in the hall of Trinity College.

On Tuesday a meeting of the Freemen of Canterbury was held in the Concert-room, Mr. John Minter in the chair, for the purpose of adopting a petition to Parliament for the restoration of the elective franchise to the city, which, they contended, it was deprived of by the absence of their member (Stephen Rumbold Lushington, Esq.), for the last three Sessions of Parliament, at Madras. A number of resolutions, declaratory of the sentiments of the meeting, were carried, and a petition, founded thereon, was adopted.

A Proclamation has been issued by the Lord Lieutenant, of Ireland to put down Mr. O'Connell's new Association of the "Friends of Ireland," under the authority of the recent Act for the suppression of dangerous Associations or Assemblies in Ireland.

Wednesday being the first day of Term, the Judges and the other high Law officers, breakfasted with the Chancellor, and afterwards went to Westminster in procession.

We are authorised to state that the Archbishop of Canterbury will not have any Public Days this year, in consequence of Lambeth Palace being under repair.

Mr. Ward (the City Member) has given notice that "next Session" he will move for leave to bring in a bill "for the definition of liabilities connected with bills of exchange, both foreign and inland."

Many of the English Nobility are possessors of Continental titles of great honour. The Duke of Wellington is Prince of Waterloo, in the Netherlands. the Duke of Richmond is Duke of Aubigny, in France; and the Duchesses of Richmond are, in consequence, allowed the "Droit du Tabouret" on days of ceremony at the French Court. The Duke of Hamilton is Duke of Chatelherault. The Duke of Marlborough is a Prince of the Holy Roman Empire. The Earl of Clarendon is a Count in Prussia. The Earls of Cowper and Denbigh, the Lord Arundel, the families of Belasyse, Delafield, Nassau, and Fremantle, are Counts of the Holy Roman Empire.

The Commissioners of the New Police yesterday, extended the police force, consisting of five divisions, to Chelsea, Paddington, Hammersmith, Fulham, and Kensington. Each division consists of 186, men, 16 serjeants, and two inspectors; making an increase of 1,020 men for the protection of the suburbs of the metropolis.

Extract of a letter from Bombay, dated Dec. 25, 1829
—" Sir Wm. Seymour died at 10 minutes before two o'clock yesterday morning; his complaint was a bilious fever, so common to the inhabitants of Bombay."

We have the melancholy task of announcing the awfully sudden death of John Sampson, Esq., our late highly esteemed Solicitor-General, which took place at half-past 12 on Tuesday morning. A Coroner's Inquest was held— the Hon. Judge Dowling, foreman—and, from the testimony of the witnesses it appears that Mr. Sampson's death had been caused by pulmonary disease, and a verdict of "Died by the visitation of God" was returned. Mr. Sampson had only been in the colony 18 months.—Sydney Paper, Oct. 29.

John Russell, convicted at our late assizes, of the murder of Joan Turner, has been again respited until the 12th of May. The case is to be brought before the twelve judges.—Taunton Courier.

On Thursday last a reprieve was received by the Governor of Lancaster Castle, for Grimes and Rigby, convicted of a most brutal highway robbery at Scotforth, in consequence of some doubt having been found to exist of their guilt. On the morning after the robbery had been committed, a man of the name of O'Dority, and his wife and son, left Lancaster, and have not since been heard of. A clearer case, from circumstantial evidence, has seldom come into a court of justice to all appearance but yet facts have since arisen, causing considerable doubt as to whether they were the actual persons who committed the robbery.

At a Bible Society meeting in Chester last week, Mr. Dudley drew a comparison of the prevalence of crime in different counties in England, from an official document laid before the House of Commons, from which it appears that the proportion of commitments during a year in Cornwall and Northumberland was only one in 2,400: while one in 960 of the whole population had been committed to prison within a year in the county of Chester. Mr. Dudley remarked that in Cornwall and Northumberland, in almost every village an Auxiliary Bible Society was established, and that in these counties almost every child had been taught to read, thus showing that education and religion were the best preventives of crime.

A new Magazine has just been published under the conduct of Mr. Shoberl, a gentleman well known for his taste, experience, and elegant acquirements in English literature : it is called the " Family Magazine, No. 1." The judicious price at which it is published (one shilling and sixpence per number) forms only one of the numerous recommendations of this agreeable family and domestic miscellany.

At the Pembrokeshire Great Sessions, an action was tried, "Anne Griffiths v. Thomas Williams," for a breach of promise of marriage. The plaintiff and her mother, it appeared, resided at Solva, where the defendant is or was minister of a Presbyterian chapel, and it was thus that he became acquainted with them. It was given in evidence also, that the plaintiff had had a child by the defendant, but as the breach of promise was fully proved, the jury found a verdict for the plaintiff, damages 200l. The plaintiff is about thirty years of age, the defendant twenty-five; the former has some fortune, but the latter none.

Thursday morning a small supply of early forcing peas in the pod (the first, we understood, this season), were exhibited for sale at a fruiterer's shop in Covent-garden Market, which, when shelled, were expected. to produce the moderate price of five guineas per quad.

The lamented illness of the King has caused a considerable stagnation in the fancy trade; but we hope that both cause and effect will soon be at an end by his Majesty's restoration to health. The cloth business at Leeds is in a state of considerable bustle; and improvement is perceptible, even in price, at Halifax, Bradford, Huddersfield, &c. At Barnsley more work is given out to the linen weavers; there is, however, scarcely any advance in wages. In the manufacturing villages around Huddersfield many of the poor workpeople will suffer extreme distress.—Leeds Intelligencer.

At Coventry the ribbon trade has received a slight check on account of the illness of the King, but it continues upon the whole in a very favourable state. The silk hose trade at Nottingham and Derby is again in active operation, and at the latter place an advance of 3s. per dozen has been given by several houses.

There has been a temporary stagnation in the Manchester market during the past week in the demand for printers' cloth for home consumption, occasioned by the indisposition of his Majesty, and, in a great measure, from the vague and unsatisfactory bulletins that have been issued.—Blackburn Gazette.

At the London Sessions, on Wednesday, Henry Edgar Kearney was tried for an assault on Mr. Astell, the present chairman of the East India Company. He was found guilty, and sentenced to six months' imprisonment.

A few weeks since two persons, a man and a woman, of the advanced age of 73, were buried on the same day, and at the same hour, in one of our neighbouring parish church-yards, who were born on the same day, and baptised out of the same basin, within less than a minute of each other.—Elgin Courier.

It appears by the Scotch papers, that the proposition of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for levying an additional duty of 1s. per gallon on spirits in England, excites considerable interest in the north. The county of Haddington has adopted a series of resolutions on the subject, and the county of Fife has followed the example. The matter is evidently considered to be of vital importance to the landowners in these parts.

By means of the judicious allotment of small portions of land to labourers, the poor-rates of Malmesbury, which eleven years ago amounted to 2700l. have been, for the last year, reduced to 1,424/.

The railway between the city of Canterbury and the port of Whitstable is to be opened to-morrow, and greet doings will take place. The railway is six miles in length, half a mile of which is a tunnel carried through the hill adjoining the city. The waggons are to be drawn by steam power by means of two fixed engines and locomotive engines.

A distress for rent was last week upon the furniture and stock of a farmer its the neighbourhood of Llanidloes, and on the following night four persons with their faces blacked seized and bound the bailiffs, and decamped with all the property. It has been discovered that more than four were concerned, and many are apprehended.—Salopian Journal.

Christopher Eustace, Esq. was charged at Mary-le-Bone Police-office, with assaulting T.Walker, a broker, and threatening to shoot him. The complainant went to the defendant's house, Melina-place, Grove-end-road, to distrain upon his goods for an arrear of rent amounting to 35l, when the defendant, with sword and pistol, (as it was alleged) drove him from the premises, and used great violence towards an assistant to Walker, named Bailey. The defendant was held to bail in 200l. and two sureties in 100l. each.

Retail Prices of Meat in Farrington Market.

—Beef, boiling and roasting, 6d.; sirloins, 7d.; ribs, 7d.; steaks, 6d. per lb. Mutton—legs, 7d.; shoulders, 6d.; per lb. Veal—fillets, 9d.; shoulders 5½d. Lamb, 9½d.; per lb. Pork, 7½ d. per lb. Boiling beef, 4½ d. per lb.

God Save the King.—This popular song was sung as an anthem at the Chapel Royal, in the reign of James II. It is uncertain by whom the words were written, but the music was composed by Dr. John Bull, belonging to the choir of the chapel. It first became a popular song (with the alteration of James to George) through the late Dr. Arne, who set it in parts, and introduced it at one of the London theatres, during the Irish rebellion, where it met with unbounded applause, and has continued to he a favourite national air from that period to the present time.—Mirror.

The Armenians.—Mr. M'Farlane's new work, "The Armenians," is announced for publication on Monday next. It is, we understand, rich in traits of eastern life and character, which, in his dedication of the work Mr. Hope, he states to have been the principal object to which he has rendered his tale subservient.

Some opinion may be formed of the great interest still existing to view that stupendous work, the Thames Tunnel, when we mention that upwards of 600 visitors per week, upon an average, for the last three weeks, have gratified their curiosity.

Elegance and novelty united invariably deserve and attract attention; it is, therefore, with pleasure that we have perceived in the fashionable circles the prevalence of wearing that rich and beautiful article the Tuscan Straw, by which employment is given at this season of general distress to so many thousands of women and children, who would otherwise be in a destitute condition. This article is now brought to the highest degree of perfection by C. Palin, who has spared no expense in attaining this object.

The Public (especially the Ladies) are requested to notice the following.—

To Messrs. C .and A. Oldridge, 1, Wellington-street, Strand.

Sirs.—I take the liberty of addressing my thanks to you for the great benefit received by my daughter from the application of your truly valuable Balm of Colombia. The hair of my youngest girl completely came off in different parts of the head, and there was also a total loss of hair from the eyebrows. She was induced, at the instant of a friend, to try your Balm, and after using two bottles the effects were most surprising, for in a very short space of time the hair grew in a regular healthy state. I think it but justice to yourselves and the Public to add my testimony to the virtues of your truly inestimable Balm, and you have my full permission to give this letter that publicity which you think proper.—l am yours. &c.

Pen-street, Boston, (Signed) HENRY RAWKES

Lincolnshire, June 1, 1829.

Oldridge's Balm prevents the hair from turning grey, and the first application makes it curl beautifully, frees it from scurf, and stops it from falling off. Abundance of Certificates of the first respectability are shown by the Proprietors, C. and A. Oldridge, 1, Wellington-street, Strand, where the Balm is sold, and by all respectable Perfumers and Medicine Venders. Price 3s. 6d., 6s., and 11s. per bottle.

On Sunday, the Princess Augusta gave a dejeune at St. James's Palace, on the occasion of her birth-day, when her Royal Highness entered her fifty-fourth year. All the members of the Royal Family were present, except the Duke of Sussex. The Duke and Duchess of Clarence came from Bushy on the occasion; the Duke and Duchess of Cumberland and Prince George from Kew; and the other members from their respective residences, where they returned in the evening. On Tuesday the Duke of Cumberland dined with Her Royal Highness, and in the evening returned to Kew.

A Cabinet Council was unexpectedly summoned on Sunday by the Earl of Aberdeen, at which all the Ministers in town attended, and sat in deliberation from three o'clock till past seven. Another Council assembled on Monday, which was fully attended.

Another Cabinet Council was held on Friday, at the Foreign Office, at three o'clock, which was attended by the Duke of Wellington, the Earl of Aberdeen, Lord Ellenborough, Mr. Peel, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Herries, &c.

It is understood that the Greek question was definitively settled at the last two Cabinet Councils. France, Russia, and England have guaranteed to Prince Leopold the sum of 2,400,000l. for eight years.— Standard.

Prince Leopold arrived in town at a late hour on Thursday night from Dover, where his Royal Highness landed about two o'clock on Thursday afternoon, from Calais, on his return from Paris.

The Hon. T. Plunkett, son of Lord Plunkett, it is said, will succeed to the Deanery of Armagh, void by the death of Lord Lifford.