Sitting Magistrate—S. LORD, Esq. Average Prices of Articles at last Saturday's market :—
Wheat 8s. 9d. per bushel ; maize 6s. 6d. per bushel ; potatoes 6s per cwt; fowls 5s. 6d. per couple; and eggs 2s. 6d. per dozen.
The Civil Court has made an Order, appointing Thurs- days only for the receiving of Memorials, Petitions, &c. which also are required to be lodged with the receiving Clerk in proper time each day before the Court opens.
The heavy discount at the present juncture required upon sterling money will, it is to be presumed, be a suf- ficient argument with those who have issued notes for cur- rency to hold their hands, and give no more out. What must be the effect of this? Why, that when there is no currency there will be no discount, and very little trade ; and thus the very persons, who are in general traders of the meaner class, who have in many instances unfairly pressed the issuers, will have the, mortification to find a necessity of substituting some industrious mode of getting a livelihood to little speculative dealing.
An account has been received of the murder on Friday se'nnight of — Evans, a settler at or near Portland Head,
and formerly a serjeant in the New South Wales Corps, now the 102d Regiment. The perpetration of the horrible offence is attributed to several natives, said to belong to the Lower Branch ; but whether this supposition be accurate or not we have no present information.
Bennelong died on Sunday morning last at Kissing Point. Of this veteran champion of the native tribe little favoura- ble can be said. His voyage to, and benevolent treatment in Great Britain produced no change whatever in his man- ners and inclinations, which were naturally barbarous and ferocious. The principal Officers of Government had for many years endeavoured, by the kindest of usage to wean him from his original habits, and draw him into a relish for
civilized life ; but every effort was in vain exerted, and for the last few has been little noticed. His pro- pensity to drunkenness was inordinate; and when in that state he was insolent, menacing and overbearing. In fact, he was a thorough savage, not to be warped from the form and character that nature gave him, by all the efforts that
mankind could use.
SHIP NEWS.—On Thursday His Majesty's ship Sama- rang sailed for India, but yesterday returned to port owing the discovery of a leak shortly after she got to sea.
The Spring Grove, Capt. Duglass, whose arrival we no- ticed in our last, left England the 17th of July, and brings London Papers down to the 8th, from which we have given
From Capt. Duglass we learn, that Admiral DIXON, in His Majesty's ship Montag?, has succeeded to the Brazil station, and was at Rio when he left.
British Intelligence from London Papers of June 21, down
to July 3
Universal joy has been manifested throughout the trading and manufacturing Towns and Cities of Great Britain, on
the full and unconditional Revocation of the Orders in Council, formally announced in the London Gazette of the 23d of June last ; which measure, it is confidently expect- ed, will bring to an immediate crisis the disagreements which have long subsisted between England and Ame-
The Swedish cruizers capture every French privateer they can find at sea : five of which were fitted out at Dant- zic and Copenhagen, have been captured within these few days. This looks something like hostility to France.
A private communication from Paris states the death of Louis Bonaparte, the late King of Holland, at Gratz, in Silesia ; he was, according to all accounts, a very worthy, unoffending man. He has left to the town, where he re- ceived the last rites of hospitality, the whole of the little property of which he died possessed ; thus affording an ad- ditional proof of a disposition which merited a better fate.
The Anholt Mails follow each other in quick succession. In addition to that which arrived on Saturday, another reached town last night. The French cavalry are said to be rapidly spreading over the sea coast in the North. They have already entered Memel and commenced the usual system of plunder, by demanding £100,000 rix-dollars
(£15,000). The miserable King of Prussia, wishing to be at a distance from the scene of warfare, recently asked the French Commandant of Berlin to grant him passports to enable him to proceed to Sleswig, which were refused by the haughty ruffian to whom he addressed himself ! The passage of French troops and warlike stores through Prussia still continues, and all is in a state of readiness for some great and decisive blow. M. Romanzow, the Russian Minister, whose predilection for French principles has long been no- torious, is still, however, alive, and seems to possess the confidence of Alexander. It is not unlikely, therefore, that we shall hear of an interview and a reconciliation be- tween the two Emperors, or, in other words, a complete ac- quiescence by the Russian Emperor in all the demands of Bonaparte, whose address in diplomacy is equal to his mili- tary skill.
On Monday (June 17) was burnt, at Genoa, in the square Acquavederde, the English merchandize lately confiscated, amounting in value to about £200,000.
MR. KEMBLE. -— The following are said to be the de- mands made by Mr. Kemble, on his copartners of Covent- garden Theatre :—Mr. Kemble received 36 guineas a week, whether he played or not ; if he performed more than three nights he received twelve guineas each night. He received 300 guineas for a benefit ; and he had a private box worth 400 guineas, and £200 for attending the stage business, that is, getting up the pieces he was himself engaged in. His demand was 60 guineas a week, whether he played or not ; 20 guineas for every extra night ; 300 guineas as acting manager, and 400 guineas for his benefit ; and a box as before worth 400 guineas. To these enormous demands Mr. Harris has refused to accede, and Mr, Kemble in con- cequence quits the Theatre.
The following is an ABSTRACT of the total Number of PARISHES in all the Dioceses of England and Wales and of the Population thereof ;—the Number of Churches and Chapels ;—Number of Persons they will contain ; and the Number of Dissenting Piaces of Worship therein : Total number of Parishes - 1,881 Population ------ 4,937,782 Number of Churches and Chapels - 2,533 Number of Persons they will contain 1,850,104 Number of Dissenting Places of Worship - - 3,488
The following is copied from an official document, issued by order of the Commander in Chief, relative to the grant- ing of Pensions to wounded Officers:—"Regulation for granting Pensions to Officers of His Majesty's Land Forces losing an eye or limb on service :
" If an Officer should be wounded in action, and it shall appear upon an inspection made of him by the Army Medi- cal Board, at any period not sooner than a year and a day after the time he was wounded, that he has in consequence of his wound lost a limb or an eye, or has totally lost the use of a limb, or that his wound has been equally prejudi- cial to his habit of body with the loss of a limb ; such Of- ficer shall be entitled to a pension, commencing from the expiration of a year and a day after the time when he was wounded, and depending as to its amount upon the rank he held at that period, according to the scale annexed. This pension being granted as a compensation for the injury sus- tained, is to be held, together with any other pay and allow- ances to which such Officer may be otherwise entitled, without any deduction on account thereof."
" Officers who shall have lost more than one limb or eye, shall be entitled to the pension for each eye or limb so
And as the pension is not to commence till the expira-
tion of a year and a day from the date of the wound, it is to be independent of the allowance of a year's pay, or the expenses, attending the cure of wounds, granted under the existing regulations.
Applications for this pension are to be made in the same manner in which claims for the year's pay are now made to the Secretary at War, and must always be accom- panied by the Certificate of the Army Medical Board, if the Officer applying is at home, and by that of the Principal Medical Officer on the station where he is, if the Officer is abroad.
In the latter case, however, the officer must, as soon as he returns home, be inspected by the Army Medical Board, and transmit their Certificate to the Secretary at War.
All Officers who may have sustained such an injury as would entitle them to this pension, by any wounds received since the commencement of hostilities in the year 1793 will, upon the production of the proper Certificate, from the Army Medical Board, be allowed a pension propor- tioned, according to the scale, to the rank they held at the time when wounded, and commencing from the 25th De- cember, 1811.
This allowance will be granted in general according to Regimental Rank, but in cases in which, in consequence of their Brevet Rank, Officers shall have been employed at the time when they were wounded, in discharge of duties superior to those attached to their Regimental Commissions, it will be given by the Brevet Rank.
" Given at the War Office, this 20th day of June, 1812. " By Command of His Royal Highness the Prince Re- gent, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty.
(signed) " PALMERSTONE." Scale referred to in the preceeding Regulation.
Ranks. Rates of Pensions. Field Marshal; General, or Lieutenant General,
commanding in chief at the time, to be specially
Lieutenant-General .........£400 Major-General; or Brigadier-General, commanding
a Brigade..... £350 Colonel, Lieutenant - Colonel, *Adjutant-General,
Quarter-Master-General, *Deputy Adjutant-Ge- neral, if Chief of the Department, *Deputy Quarter-Mster-General, if ditto, Inspector of
Hospitals each . ..£300
Major Commanding.... £250 Major, *Deputy Adjutant-General, *Deputy Quar-
ter-Master-General, Deputy Inspector of Hospi-
tals, each ............£200
Captain, *Assistant Adjutant-General, *Assistant
Quarter-Master-General, *Secretary to the Com- mander of the Forces, Aid-de-camp, *Major of Brigade, Surgeon Regimental, Paymaster, *Judge
Advocate, Physician, Staff Surgeon, Chaplain,
each........£100 Lieutenant and Adjutant, each . .£70 Cornet, Ensign, Second Lieutenant, Regimental
Quarter-Master, Assistant Surgeon, Apothecary, Hospital Mate, Veterinary Surgeon, Purveyor,
Deputy Purveyor, each. .£50 The Officer, marked thus (*) to have the allowance ac-
cording to their Army Rank, if they prefer it.