he TRADE AND SHIPPING.
Arrived yesterday the bark Edward Cols- ton. 340 tons, Capt. Hammond, from Liver- pool 15th June, with a general cargo — pass- engers Mr. and Mrs. J. Broch and 2 children, Mr. and Mrs. M'Pherson, with 52 in the steerage, and 20 children — also for Sydney, Mr. and Mrs. Pearson and 7 children. Mr.
Fitzsimmons and brother, with 46 in the steer- age and 22 children — in all 157 passengers.
The Indiana, Capt Webster, sailed on Mon-
day, for Sydney, with the remainder of her goods and passengers intended for that port.
Sailed on Sunday the 6th inst. the brig Lunar, Captain Currie, for Sydney, in bal-
The Mary Catherine, Capt. Jones, sailed for Sydney, on Wednesday, with the remaid- er of her goods and passengers.
The Lochiel, Capt Miliuna, and the Mary, Cant. TturoMi lure also cleared tor Sydney.
Besides the 30 young females who have ar- rived by the Edward Colston, there are on board that vessel 2 merchants, 3 joiners, 1
mason, 2 plasterers, 1 farmer, 1 millwright, I
At the corn market at the Waterloo tavern, on the 9th instant, 280 bushels of wheat were sold at from 5s. 3d. to 5s. 2d. per bushel, 60 bushels of English barley at 5s. 350 ditto of oats at Ss. 3d. 40 ditto peas at 4s. 70 lbs of turnip seed at is. Gd, per lb. The supply of wheat was very small, English barley dull and indifferent-Cape barlej no offer.
Wheat is np to 6s. a bushel and is expect- ed to be higher, owing to the prospects at Sydney and the small quantity sown in the colony, together with the late period at which it was put in the ground. There is hut little variation in the price of other articles of colonial produce. Considerable quantities of hay have been shipped hy the late departures for Sydney, the price of that article being from 101. to 111, at that place.
We invite the attention of the reader to the proceedings of Council in our last page, which are well deserving a caiefu! perusal.
A very full meeting of the inhabitants of Portsmouth was recently held, the Mayor (Mr. Cooper) in the chair, for the purpose" of petitioning against the reduction of the labeur, ers in the dock-yard, and praying that the con- victs employed in it might be transported to this country. The following resolutions of the meeting are particularly deserving of atten-
That it is the opinion of this meeting, that there wSftld be sufficient employment for all the labourers in the yard, if the present system of convict labour were abolished ; and as want of employment tends stiongly to demoraliza- tion, this meeting views with serious appre- hension the effects of the proposed measure, which will immediately, if adopted, reduce a Iaige number of men (upon whose exertions a far larger number depend for subsistence) from a state of comparative comfort tootie of abso- lute want, thereby exposing them to tempta- tion, and driving them and their families re- luctantly to have recourse to the parish work-
That the loss of a step in rank to many of the mechanics, who have spent several years in acquiring skill in their particular occupations, will, in the opinion of this meeting, tend to degrade the entire body of artisans, and mate itally loosen the self estimation of those \vho will thus be under tlie'necessity of being fel-
low labourers of convicted felons.
The Chancellor «if the Exchequer is said to he generally at business by 9 o'clock in the morning, and on an average attends 17 hours ont of the 24. Lord Palmerston commences later in the day, but frequently continues till 4 o'clock in the morning.
_ At the last Kingston Assizes, in a prosecu- tion for counterfeiting money, a gardener, who had discovered one of the implements used for the purpose/wits examined by Mr. Clarkson . So, sir,' said the learned counsel, * you went to sow the seeds of this prosecution.' «No, Mr, Clarkson,1 said Lord Lyndhurst (who presided on the bench), ' he only found the
During the time that Sir James Macintosh was Recorder of Bombay, the experiment of dispensing willi capital punishments was tried. If the experiment failed in any case, it would have failed in such a case as that of Bombay Sir James Macintosh, iii his last charge to the jnry, stated that, during the whole of seven years, capital punishments had been entirely discontinued,'arid that there* wns not in that period the slightest increase of crime.
The Russian army in Poland is said to amount at present to about 84,009 men, hut it is asserted that the Emperor Nicholas pro- jects a plan of conciliation, hy which he hopes to pacify the Poles more than they can ever be tranquilizad by arms.
Mr Galt, that voluminous author, has pro-
duced a popula^'netf wurk.ehtltlpd Ebun Er- skine. It contains «mjn*t verV lively »ketches Of that interesting author's Havels.
.* vThe present ern>et'tV'iíF"AÜsttIaTt!t8cqn
Sünlly in deliberation with his thihistrr* for".
_Je or six hours together, without p.attrtlijhg*5 & Withe slightest refreshment, or allowing?W\n- * ?Slf any intfftrîsstoii of toil. HiSvMidieM uéjtrUqua||t|it'heBS to his assiduity, àYid publie, Knd^riva» both included, last from six in the' hiúrl|kydj^W in tim afternoon, during which he"-^(twWf»sÄ'titly engaged.
iuMr, stanley, the present able Secretary of State for the colonies, in the address which he made on his re-election to parliament to his constituents in the northern division of Lanca- shire, after adverting to negro emancipation declared his purpose to mitigate our criminal code, which he looked upon as a disgrace to the country, and alluding to the punishment of death he denounced it as most sanguinary and atrocious in practice.
The crops in the district of the Hunter are in a deplorable state for want of rain ; and it is tobe feajed, that a rise will quickly take place in wheat and other produce.-Sydney Herald, I9lh Sept.
Palin oil was sold on Monday, by Mr. Lyons, at sixty-five shillings per cwt.-Ibid.
Great complaints aie made hy the settlers in,the county of Argyle, respecting the insub- ordination of 'heir convict servants Several notices have also bpen affixed to farm build- ings in »hat part of the country, threatening to fire the property of the masters, at the lirtlt coll vfinîènt .opport unity.-Ibid.
Gamblers* sympathy.-Captain G. who had, ?. aBïjtf ia,oallerf; Veen .. cleaned out" ¿which is another term^for" being robbed of his whole fortune), not long Rince at the **Northerii Hell," died lately of a broken heart-nnd in ex;
traine poverty. So desperate, indeed, was * his poverty, that the persons under whose care . .. the club" for the means of burying him ;
but the answer was, that " they had done with de
A lecture on the effects of intemperance up- on the human frame, was given by Dr. de Dassel, on Wednesday evening last, at the Court house. We did ourselves the pleasure to listen to it with much attention, and think the Doctor deserves a good deal of credit for thus devoting his time and ability to the pub
ic good. Laun. Ind. We are requested to state by Mr. Wadding- £ ham. that the bushrangers whi» visited his do
micile last week, did not treat him so unkindly B as we represented, and that he lost only about
Died at Formosa, on Wednesday last, the
lady of Robert Liwrence, esq. after a short ^ illness, very sincerely regretted by hernutner- w¡ ous family and friends.-Ibid. ' .ne fc Captain Tyler, R. N. is the new Lieutenant ( pr Governor of S7 Vincent.
li' * " 'Co.'"'- >*""' * ""»*"
iri ^'ThelJank of England charter has been re on'j ne wed for 21' years, on conditions of their -I transacting the public-business gratis, and it, I striking out, for the future, their annual charge
of 120 0001. ; nevertheless it was thought the n, bank directors had made an excellent bargain, re and the stock was rapidly advancing. flank 301 notes were to be made a legal tender by every of i body but the bank.