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The Era from London, Greater London, England • 9

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in the same proportion as the funds we'Hbihk, how-. arenothing to the reflections which giass lingers at tile centre, Mt itmust eventually A time, is: oominer when City nonsense will be exploded, and its offices at a premium. Temple-bar, once adorned by human head, will mark no boundary. Reform will find its way into the corporation in feet, it is there already but when will it do away with the Lord Mayor's chow? elegant, and yet easy mode by which the writer en- gages you; is something altogether out of the common wav" 'He fixes you at the commencement, and there 18 Ms part no getting away on your's till the end. At- you are not simply amused, not only interested, noit eer, anal a little will account tor this.

It is well known that the publipihaye been forced to sell their old shares to pay up calls on the new ones, and it is also known that many of the joint-stock banks have held shares as security, and that tne pressure for money hag forced these shares on the market. These circumstances will sufficiently account for railway shares not having risen more, but as confidence revives, and as money becomes more abundant, we shall see such shares as North Western, Midland, York and North Midland, York and Newcastle, Brighton, and many other shares we could name, rise considerably in value; in fact, they will rise to a uul you are unproved; you are auu ibbsuu, nuu you put down the volume with the consciousness of "eaenieu oy its perusal. Such a work has no ordinary attractfnna. anA win fwnA 1, not overdrawn them. There is much to ponder over, Yf uu over, in us aoiy-wruren pages.

Much of the liealaiJ L.oJ price to pay the purchasers about Si per cent, for UUU VUG UlJilU CALUUIVU i much of crpnfnooa imi ascendant; much of trial and temptation, of fortitude uiuiiey. The railway shares we have named are quite as good security as the funds, and the public will soon find this out, and will invest larsrelv in them. THE DODGES" OF MENDICITY. There is no cunning like low-cunning. Your deep and vulgar piece of humanity is not always so easily sounded as your more refined individual.

Everybody who has dealings with the indigent, know that they are artful the extreme. A sort of natural instinct and aptitude seems to make up for the want of higher acquirements and your downy cove" is often more knowing and wide awake" than your man of letters. We remember to have read of the beggar who fell into assumed fits, and put soap in his mouth to make froth. We all know of various dodges" practised upon the credulous, and even the suspecting, but a Couple, Secord6 Pr0fitable to-two individuals, are worthy There is a hungry man, who prowls about the streets with bread-crumbs in his hand. He watches liis opportunity.

Upon seeing respectable, charitable-looking people, he flings down the morsels before mem, tar in advance, and then manages to be picking UP the lOod. find (IPmnriiKr witt huuuu sense ana unristiamcy DUt no tampnooo Tlio 1,:., 1 We look forward with the utmost confidence to a that laws, both human and divine, approved in our Mima i i considerable rise in the shares we have named; time will show whether we btb correct. myuicuH, Bre nol to De aisooeyeo. wnen our time Of trial Cnmna. llmrnniii ainimU.

fUn The railway market is firm, although, from the fj 5 V. -i OAUQUAUA tUO VUllUlU- stances under which we are tempted to disregard causes we nave named, prices have not improved in any marked manner. mat mere is an immaterial world about us one wherein disnhedionnB is euro tn linno 1 he following are the closing quotations Birmingham and Oxford, 3 4p Shropshire Union, 2j dis South Eastern and Dover, 274 um.v wv UUUg UUUU' ment and that although to be truly wise is not, as a certain and immediate consequence, to be truly happy, the practice of simple propriety, founded, on strict morality and religious principles, is the sure road to ultimata Mj i -r 84 just as the people pass. Ten to one but he gets a ujioB, anu a ufaus ui securing many and encouraging prospects along its borders, rugged be the journey. wi ius penormance.

i ne next is still more clever. A crirl. of nhnnt tfiirt Un troo.p jremo uiu Ui VUUUKcr, goes abroad with half-a-dozen halfpenny boxes of Essay on the Constitution of Society as UE3ISNED BY GOD. By DANIEL BlSHOP. Arthur, Hall, and Paternoster-row.

"Men will Sten in where an o-els fear in bronH oriBwi uau jerer, 1 13 cus Caledonian, 154 144 dis Eastern Counties, 16 1 Edinburgh Glasgow, 44 5 Great Northern, 1 dis Great North of England, 217 20 Great Western, 11 14 pm Hull and Selby, 98 9 Lancashire and Yorkshire, 10 8 dis Leeds and Bradford, 37 8 pm London Blackball, 4 5 London, Brighton, and South Coast, 411 i London North Western, 152 4 London South Western, 55 6 Midlands, 107 9 Ditto (Birmingham Norfolk. 83 6 North British, 25 6 North Staffordshire, 4 dis Scottish Central, lj 24 pm Shrewsbury and Birmingham, 34 3 dis South Devon, 20 17 dis York, Newcastle, and Berwick, 38 3 Ditto Original Newcastle and Berwick, 4 5 pm Ditto Preference, 1 pm York North Midland, 72 4 Ditto Preference, 54 64 pm York, East West Riding, 64 74 pm FOREIOH. Boulogne and Amiens, 144 I Central of France, 14 2 pm Northern of France, 2 I pm Orleans and Bordeaux, 4 dis: Paris and Lyons, 3 4 dis Paris and Orleans, 44 Paris and Rouen, 33 5 Paris and Strasburg, 34 3 dis Rouen and Havre, 19 804 Tours and Nantes, 5 4 dis West Flanders, 7 6 dis The tide of this book at once implies that its author is an amateur. We were prepared to laugh at its contents, but upon looking over them we find much fair reasoning and matter for reflection. The autnor is a man ot deep reflection, and ohe who has devoted the whole Dowers of his mind to bin Biihipct.

COURT REPORTING IN SCOTLARb. the -Queen'gi visit-to Scotland, every effort was made By those in authority "foprevenT the reporters, connected with the London and Scotch journals, obtaining any information connected with the movements of the Court. Ardverekie could only be approached by means of a ferry, across the lake; and the nearest point the reporters could make was the little inn at Laggan, a distance of nearly four miles from the residence of the Queen. In order to prevent anybody from crossing the lake, and landing on the forbidden ground" contiguous to Ardverekie, a detachment of the metropolitan police were stationed there, and very efficiently they performed their duty. Yet, somehow or other, all the movements of the Queen and the Prince Consort, with the royal children, were found duly chronicled in file public papera.

Every attempt was made to discover the individual who communicated what was intended to be kept as Court secrets." First one person in the royal establishment was suspected, then another, and another, to the end of the chapter but no discovery was made, to the great annoyance of the Court. Everybody at last was suspected to be in league with the reporters, and all was terror and dismay throughout the household. There happened to be a carpenter, a very plain looking, hard-working, and industrious man, who had been during the stay of her Majesty, to take charge of the tents and marquees which were erected in the grounds at Ardverekie. This man (who came from Fort Augustus) used to eross the Lake every night, after the labours of the day were over, to sleep at the little inn at Laggan, where the reporters were also housed. This circumstance induced Mr.

Cowrie, the inspector of police, attached to the Court, to suspect that he might be the party who gave the information. The inspector, therefore, determined to leave no stone unturned to unravel the mystery. Had, however, the carpenter kept his own counsel, and not suffered his vanity to overcome his discretion, the secret would never have been discovered. One day an account appeared in the various papers of the Princess Royal angling in the' lake, and catching a large fish, weighing upwards of 201b. The inspector read this account to the carpenter on the day the paper arrived, and spoke in very flattering and complimentary terms of the manner in which the description was given of the princess's piacatorial knowledge and skill.

The carpenter, who was really a very intelligent and shrewd fellow), taken completely off Ms guard, replied (chuckling at the well-timed compliment), Aye, my good fellow, I dare say you are surprised to find that I could write a paragraph half 80 well." This was quite enough for the inspector, who straightway hastened to the Duke of Norfolk (the Master of theBorse, who was with the Queen) to inform him of the discovery he had made: The result may be easily guessed at. The literary carpenter was speedily discharged from the office of superintendent of the tents and marquees, and when once ferried across the lake at night, to Laggan, was told never more, so long as the Queen remained, to set foot on the land of Ardverekie. The police were instructed to keep a sharp look out at the landing place, and therefore Othello's occupation was gone." After this had occurred, the papers necessarily contained very meagre accounts of the movements of the Court in Scotland. The reporters for the public press were never but once (and that was upon the occasion of the Highland games, when her Majesty gave prizes to the successful competitors permitted to set foot upon the grounds of Ardverekie. THE ROBBERY OF DR.

BO WRING, M.P.Richard Mahoney and John Jones, who stand charged with the recent attack upon Dr. Bowring, at Bridgend, have been taken before the magistrates, when Mr. Charles Bowring said that he resided at Bowrington, and was an ironmaster. On Thusday last he went to Bridgend to get some money from the bank. He travelled in a gig with one He procured 1,000, 570 sovereigns, 200 half-sovereigns, 60 in silver, and 270 in notes.

He put the money in a leathern bag, which he deposited in the boot of the gig. He left Bridgend about half -past twelve at noon, accompanied by his brother, Dr. Bowring, M.P. When they had arrived about half-way to Bowrington, upon going up a slight hill, he saw two men approaching them on the roadj when they got close to witness's vehicle they parted one went to the right, and the other to the left side of the horse. They then each presented a holster pistol at them.

The prisoners he was positive were the two men. Lloyd said, "Your msney or your life." The other repeated the same words. Lloyd's pistol was then pointed at witness's breast. It was cocked, and his finger was on the trigger. He afterwards said, "Mr.

Bowring, I want your money, and not your life." Witness said, I can't desist; I'll give you the money." Both pistols were presented the whole time. When witness lifted the bag up the strap hung out, and Lloyd laid hold of it, and pulled it out, and said, I want the two bags." Witness used, at one time, to take two bags to the bank. After Lloyd had got the bag he went on. a couple of yards, then turned round and shot the horse in the gig. Both the prisoners immediately made off across the fields towards Margram.

He went on to a farm-house close, by, and borrowed a horse, and then galloped to Bridgend, where he gave information of what had occurred. Dr. Bowring, M.P., brother of the last witness having confirmed the previous evidence as to the robbery, added, that he was perfectly astounded at the composure and sf lf-possession of the prisoners. Before he pulled the bag up, he showed them his purse, with the intention of giving it to them, but they took no notice of it. John Jones, a publican, said, that whilst in pursuit of the prisoners, Lloyd cried out "Hush, or I'll blow your brains out." He succeeded in apprehending him.

He had a knife, but no pistol with him. He found 138 lis. on his person. John Jones, the constable, proved having apprehended the other prisoner, and they were both fully committed to take their trial at the nest assizes. BANK OF ENGLAND.

An Account, pursuant to the Act 7th and 8th of Victoria, cap, 32, for the Week ending on Saturday, the 6th of November. IJSUB EEPASTMEMT. He is, however, evidently self-taught. His errors and hebas manyare those into which all ran who have imperfect guides, or none other than their own crude judgments. The impartial reader will easily detect them, and by separating the wheat from the chaff, will derive amusement and edification from the remarks set down.

Some of them are exceedingly pertinent, others altogether capable of refiitation; but there is a Christian spirit running through and tempering the whole. The writer is more to be admired for the shrewdness of his suggestions 1 Netes issued 22,426,530 some great moroug-hlare, and the most dirty part of it, in the very mudif possible, she lets fall her wares. The matches are strewed all about, and she falls to work deliberately picking up, one by one, the scattered matches. The passers by, to whom she does not even cast a glance, say, "poor thing," and many of them give her more than three times the value of her matches. This industrious young lady was seen three times during last Friday busily performing her profitable part; and the public will do well to bear this in mind, for it is a pity to encourage such deception, especially in the young.

MONEY MARKET, AND CITY INTELLIGENCE. Fbiday Evening. From the moment that the incubus of Peel's Bill ceased to weigh on the prosperity of the nation, public and private credit has revived. That confidence-killing enactment was the canker-worm which gnawed at England's commercial prosperity, decimated her merchants, and paralyzed her energies. It inflated credit when it ought to have been curtailed, and contracted it when it ought to have been expanded and from the very moment of its demise we see confidence reviving gold returning to the coffers of the Bank the reserve of bank notes menaced the rates of discount falling and, in fact, trade and commerce reviving.

Money in the Stock Exchange has fallen from 3 to 4 per cent. Exchequer-bills have risen to near par. and will shortly rise to a premium and as for discounts, there are so few bills afloat, that it is difficult Government debt 11,015,100 Other 2,984,900 Gold coin and 7,247,959 stiver ouiiion 22,426,530 22,426,530 than the wisdom ot his conclusions. His con demnation of the House of Peers is sweep; BAMK.IKO DBJPAOTMHNT. Government securities (including Dead Weight Proprietors' capital 14,553,000 Rest 3,581,247 Public deposits (including Exchequer, Savings'-banks.

Commissioners of National Debt, and 10.598,607 Other 19,919,915 Notes 2,030,085 mg, and without sound sense or matured thought. He says, The great body of the peers are not above the level of the generality of men." How much are they inferior to the Commons, and are not they the picked men of millions Would he give a House of Commons full swing and no check? Would he have no higher station to hope for and aim at but that of commoner When the Commons uoiaauasuversoin 4,991,313 8,804,395 uiviaena accounts) Other deposits Seven day and other bills 921,673 accept a proper measure and a popular one, do the Lords reject it Does he expect immortals to' come and rule over us; and would he put aside one sovereign, of no individual power, for the setting up of a hundred, each possessing ways and means for doing mischief? He looks to infant America, let him read of France. 32,851,638 M. Mabibaia, Chief Cashier. Dated the life day ef November, 1847.

to procure them such as are to be procured can be discounted with facility at 7 per cent. The discount houses will not allow more than 5 per LITERATURE. Let him look beyond Tom Paine, and he will become wiser and Such books as these are evidences of the mind at work among the people, and show the necessity for leading its speculations into proper channels. Mr. Bishop is a Radical, and questions all the powers that be.

He begins by asking, What right Jane Eyre an Edited by SJTORIK HELL, i Vols. Smith and ISlder, Uom hill. This is an extraordinary book. Although a work of fiction, it is no mere novel, for there is nothing but nature and truth about it, and its interest is entirely had imam ana his followers to-possess themselves of the land Poor Mr. Bishop he must reconcile himself even to the; lawless conquest and usurpation of 1066.

Of a certainty he has much to learn, but he is a clever fellow, and his book is worthy a domestic; neither is it like your familiar writings, that are too close to reality. There is nothing morbid, vein, on aepusus, ana snortiy tnai rate will De lowered. In fact, there is every symptom of returning prosperity, which nothing will mar but re-enacting Peel's Bill. If the Government be wise, and bring in a liberal Currency and Banking Bill, the present generation will never again witness those periodical panics which Peel's Bill was continually creating. On one Subject every man's mind is made up that we cannot have a fettered currency and Iree trade.

We are happy to say, the week has passed over without any iresh commercial disasters, and it is generally supposed that the Bank of England will lower their present rates of discount. If they do not, the private bankers will soon absorb all their business by doing it cheaper. The idea of maintaining the rate at 8 per cent, is so preposterous, that no one but a bank director will attempt it. Every day proves the absolute necessity of a board nothing vague, nothing improbable about the story of Jane at the same time it lacKS neither the odour 01 romance nor the hue oi sentiment. Un tne other hand, we are not taken to vulgar scenes, and made acquainted with low mysteries.

We have no high life glorified, caricatured, or libelled; nor low life elevated to an enviable state of bliss; neither have we vice made charming. The Story is, there' fore, unlike all that we have read, with very few of control being placed over the Bank. If this be not exceptions and tor power 01 thought and expression, we do not know its rival among modern productions. Bulwer, James, D'Israeli, and all the serious novel done, we shall soon be visited with fantastic freaks of fancy banking money will accumulate in the hands of the Bank, and they will be lending it right and left, regardless of consequences they will be guided writers of the day lose in comparison with Currie sell, tor we must presume the wore to be Ms. It is no woman's writing.

Although ladies have written histories, and travels, and warlike novels, to by no discretion; all they will think of is employing their money, and increasing their rest, and thus the public will rush into all sorts of speculations. We believe Whigs, with their usual financial Nomination of Sheriffs. Friday being the morrow of St. Martin, the judges of the different law and eanltv blundering, have resolved to increase the income tax; those moles cannot see that a full and free circulation perusal. IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.

HOUSE OF LORDS. Thursdat. PROROGATION OB" PARLIAMENT. Parliament was prorogued again to next Thursday, when it will meet, according to her Majesty's proclamation, for the despatch of business. The hoar appointed for the prorogation was two o'clock, bnt long before that hour the Opposition benches of the House of Lords were crowded with ladies.

Shortly after two o'olock the Lord attended by his officers, entered tne Honse, and took his seat on the woolsack, when the Commons were gammoned to attend by Mr. Pulman, the Deputy-Usher of the BlaoK Rod. In a few minutes Mr. Ley, the Deputy Clerk-Assistant, attended by several officers of the Honse of Commone, appeared at the bar, when The Lord Chancellor said that her Majesty had been pleased to cause a -writ to be issued under the Great Seal for proroguing Parliament to Thursday, the 18th of November. The Clerk at the table having read the writ proroguing Parliament to the 18th instant, and which declared that it was to be then holden for the despatch of divers important affairs, the ceremony, whioh did not last many minutes, terminated, and the Lord Chancellor retired from the house.

The only peers present were Lord Campbell and Lord Langdale. The frescoes appear progressing rapidly to completion especially Mr. Chivalry," bat it is qoite evident none of those now on hand can be accomplished before the meeting of parliament. It is rumoured that immediately after the election of Speaker, the bouse will proceed with public business up to Christmas, and that there will then be a very short recess of eight or ten days prior to the resumption of the consideration of the business of the country. It is said the present monetary crisis will be the first subject brought before the legislature by ber Majesty's ministers, will tend to increase their revenue more than any tax courts assembled in the Court of Exchequer, and proceeded with the nomination of three gentlemen in each county.of England, to be submitted to her Majesty, for the appointment of one to fill the office of sheriff for the they can levy.

Consols have been firm during the week the pub year ensuing. lic continue to buy, and stock is becoming scarce, the price for money and time being nearly the same. The fluctuations in consols during this account have been immense, not less than 22 per during this week, however, the price has been comparatively steady, fluctuating between 83 and 84f. The French Loan has been taken at 75-25 by Messrs. Bothschild, and is a pm.

in the French say nothing or books upon the different arts and sciences, no woman could have penned the "Autobiography of Jane Eyre." It is all that one of the other sex might invent, and much more, and reminds us of Caleb Stukeley," "Ten Thousand a Year," and one or two domestic novels that have come out in strong relief within these few years. The tale is one of the heart, and the working out of a moral through the natural affections; it is the victory of mind over matter the mastery of reason over fueling, without unnatural sacrifices. The writer dives deep into human life, and possesses the gift of being able to write as he thinks and feels. There is a vigour in all he says, a power which fixes the reader's attention, and a charm about his style and diction which fascinates while it edifies. His pictures are like the Cartoons of Raphael.

The figures are not elaborately executed, but true, bold, well-defined, and full of life struck off by an artist who embodies his imaginings in a touch. The story itself is unique. An orphan girl a mere child is sent from her home" where she was regarded as an interloper, and cruelly treated by her relations. She remains at a sort of half-charity half boarding-school, where she is severely disciplined and half-starved plain, stunted, but educated, and endowed with a superior understanding, she becomes PREVENTION OF URUELTT TO ANIMALS. This Society have deposited two powerful levers at the Southwark side of London-bridge for the gratuitous use of carmen whose shaft-horses may fall down in descending the dangerous declivity from Tooley-street to'Wellington-street, to raise the load from off the poor animals, and enable them to rise.

Smithfield Mabkbt A thick Parliamentary blue-book has just been printed by order of the House of Commons, containing the evidence given "before the Select Committee respecting Smithfield-market. The Committee have made no report further than recommending to the House the necessity of applying for a new commission in the ensuing Parliament, to continue their inquiry. Further Discharge of Workmen at Birmingham. We are sorrv to sav the mechanics anil ltwmrr market of nearly 2 per cent. The English public, we are happy to say, has not embarked in it.

Large quantities of gold have arrived during the week, and still larger are expected. The following are the closing quotations heretofore well employed by railway companies are being daily discharged. On Saturday last a considerable number Three per Cent. Consols, 818 i Ditto Account, 8 4 Exchequer Bills, 2 dis 2 pm Ditto, 100 and 200, 3 7 pm Bank Stock, 186 8 Three per Cent. Reduced, 83J 83 Three and a Quarter per Cent.

841 4 oi nanas employed in. a large carriage manufactory were discharged, and many more were discharged yesterday. Add to these thousands of navvies in this town and neighbourhood, and we shall have an enormous number of unemployed persons immediately thrown upon the rates and the roads. a governess in a family. She captivates the mind of The Gale in the Irish Cwawwot.

Hor Maiestv's steam-packet Medusa, Lieutenant-Commander A. Q. FOREIGN FUNDS. The foreign market continues depressed, and there seems a general indisposition, on the part of the public, to invest in Foreign Funds this is not to be wondered at, when such tempting opportunities for investment are offering at home. a man 01 uncommon intellect ana some eccentricity.

She loved, and was beloved she adored, and was worshipped oq a.vs. After nature's fashion xtaymona, arrived at Jtmgstown, on Monday evening, at half-past seven o'clock, with damaged bulwarks, and jib and foresail blown tn s1iTtAi ir lotn hem eale and Awfully Sudden Death op a Liteeaey Gentleman. On Friday evening Mr. John O'Connor Lynn, a gentleman well known to the London and provincial press, to which he contributed very largely, was suddenly seized with illness in Mr Colliver coffee-house, Holy-weU-street, Strand. As hia'attack, assumed in 'a short time a very alarming; aspect, Mrs.

Colliver sent to the King's College Hospital for medical assistance. Mr. "Webb, the house physician attended instantly, and had him removed to the hospital, where he was put into a warm bath, and had everything done for him that science could suggest, but in vain, as he died soon after his ad The following are zoe closing quotations UUl) -j-w did their intense souls into each other pour. They Mavinan Belgian 2i per Cent, 48 50 high seas. So violently tempestuous was the weather, that the mails and passengers for Ireland were not expected by the authorities in Dublin to be landed, at Kingstown before Tuesday morning but notwithstanding the tempest that was raging, and a six hours' adverse tide, the Medasa i were more uhmi uatui, uU AiaA rtiemsfiirpn after a fashion known onlv to Portuguese, 14 Russian, 104 6 Spanish 5 per Cent, 15? 161 Ditto 3 per Cent, 871 4 Ditto Passive, 34 Venezuela, 33 5 Ditto Deferred, 94 104 UOSO 3 per a i Brazilian, 77 5 Dutch 24 per 534 4 Ditto 4 per 82J 3 Grenada, 174 Ditto Deferred, two such beings.

There is a secret in the life of her admirer. This we will not disclose, for we recom-it, afrnno-lv to our readers, and have peiiurmeu ner voyage in less than lourreo" up under the untoward circums tances of the wind, weather, and tides, was at the rapid rate of ten miles an hour. Thp tract steam-nacket -frmcess, told what we think will excite then- curiosity. The mission. 1 he aeceasea, wno was aoout rorty-iour years of age, was a man of extraordinary and talents.

He was a complete master of several languages, and wag eminent as a stirring writer on all popular subjects. Mr. Lynn was an Irishman, and, like many other talented men. thoueht little of to-morrow," and, like them, died career of this orphan, whose eany cup 01 mc is mu 01 Liu. Anr.iaJ nr.r that alone.

The in consequence of the same stress of weather, was upwards of eighteen hours performing the voyage and ha Majesty's steamer Otter did not arrive at Kingstown, item TTnik.j niosk on Tuesday morning. RAILWAYS. It is matter of astonishment to many, that shares have not recovered from then- depression mixers, 10 ouiuuauij events in which she figures, or with which she is in in very needy ciicumstances. Mviucnu, uuu..

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