In consequence of the death of Mr. Hyde Villiers, Secretary of the Board of Control, Earl Grey has offered that important post to Mr. Macauley, by whom it has been accepted.—Leeds Mercury.
Mr. William Holmes, the late member for Haslernere, has left Grafton Street for Lowther Castle, near Whitehaven. The object of the honourable gentleman's visit to the North is, we believe, to prose- cute a canvass on behalf of his noble friend, Lord Lowther, who is at present travelling in Italy, and whose return cannot take place until after the eLetions are over.—Staadard.
It is intended in future that Field Officers of Marines shall be at- tached to each of the principal Foreign commands. One will proceed in the Vernon to the American station. Major Woohige is to join 1 the Melville in the East Indies; another will be sent tti the Mediter- ranean ; and a fourth will join the -Spartiate, for the South Americitzt station.—Daily Papers. [What damage has hitherto accrued from their not being so attached?] . The Commissioners for inquiring into the Revenues of the Church have, to. t the accommddation of the clergy, enlarged the period for thi
re outtle-to,theirlaguilies_to_the_20th instant._
We are happy to state that a considerable stir has taii-e-it PinTe LLD, several branches of trade, particularly the bleaching and calico printing. 1 The public works on the Leven are in full and overflowing employ.. I ment.
the last meeting of the Medico-Botanical-Soeiety, Sir Anthony Carlisle addressed the members on the subject of a remedy for hydro- phobia, new to this country. The learned baronet stated, that he had received from South America three bottles (containing about a quart each) of the extracted juice of a plant of the cactus family, which are well known to be harmless in their effects some of them being used as a salad, and cattle being fed on others wilen there is a dearth of grass. The mode of application in South America is to put the pa- tient up to his neck in sand or earth, and pour two ounces and a half of the extract down his throat by force, as soon after the bite as-possible : the bite bas, however, been cured effectually even when given after con- firmed symptoms of the disease have set in. Sir -Anthony stated, on the authority of his informant, that the strait waistcoat of sand or earth was not absolutely necessary to the cure. Sir. Anthony stated, that he would b.! ready to accompany any medical practitioner; partiim- larly one, of a public institution, to witness its exhibition, in any-caSe oeeurring in their practice. He has since made public his intention of testing the liquor in question, in the first ease that any medical man may be inclined to report to him for that purpose.
- From a calculation just made, there are 'now on the banks of t1M Swan and Canning Rivers three hundec,/ acres of wheat sown.(this is our seed-time), fifty acres of potatoes, and a very fair show' of turnips. We live -chiefly on salt pork (Irish) and vegetables; few sheep are killed, as live Stock is very valuable for breeding; we do not taste beef or mutton Once in three months; kangared,s, rockatuos, wild (hicks, tor- ' keys, and swans, with abundance of ii11 indite season, Sliffic'e. Salt pork is now Is. 3d. a pound, bread 5d. per pound, Irish butter •2s. 6d. a pound, Sydney cheese 2s. Gd. a pound, Dutch flieese Is. ed. a pound; best Cape wine Os. a gallon, Jamaica rum 7s., French brandy 7s. Gd. a gallon ; potatoes (imported) 4d. per pound, kangaroo's hind-quarters lx. 8d. a-pound, fresh fish 2d. a 'Mond, wild ducks Is. each, fine reek- melons 2d.. a:pound : they grow -here magnificently large ; these and water-melons are the only fruit brought yet to market. We have a bo- tanical 'garden of about four acres, where there is a promise of what we may expect. Sugar-cane; tobacco, coffee, banana, Indian corn, and all kinds of stone fruits, grow here in perfection. Labourers get 7s. a day ; a horse, such as you would give 20/. for, here fetches SOL ; ponies- from Timor, little better than donkeys, 201. each ; cows 251. ; oxen and horses are much wanted, the plough baying at last come into ' use. In three years' time we shall live comfortably.—Corravymtdeat (2f2liorning Herald. [" In three years we shall hive com fortably !" Such is burn an nature, at Swan River Mid TlitimeS RiVetsi :tawny:3 expecting mid never . enjoying.]