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ROYAL VISIT TO ScoTratatn—Orders, it is said, have been issued

to the Duke of Hamilton, the Hereditary Keeper, to have Holyrood Palace put in order for the reception of the King and Queen, who in- tend to visit Scotland in the course of the ensuing summer.

TRE ME NDO U 5 !—Lord Brougham sat in the Court of Chancery on Thursday morning, at nine o'clock ; he remained till four, when he went to the House of Lords, where he stopped until six o'clock, and at seven he was on his road to Westmorland.—Daily Paper. [That is, Lord Brougham sat nine whole hours on a well-cushioned seat, took a mutton-chop, and then put himself into a coach !—We hope nothing very awful will follow such a miracle.] Meant; is ANGLESEY.—The Lord Lieutenant, attended by a

single servant, rode through the crowd tie. t asserabled on Tuesday to witness the deputy procession to Merriou Square. The Marquis and the mob met at King William's statue. As no orders had been given to the contrary, he was uproariously cheered.

THE NEW IRISH JUDGES.—Mr. Doherty was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Common Pleas before Lord Plunkett, on Wednesday, last week. Lord Plunkett took the oaths on the same day as Lord Chancellor ; and on Thursday attended in his new office the swearing in of the Lord-Lieutenant.

PRIMA D0NNA.-0:1 dit, that Madame Vesperman is to be the new Prima Donna at the King's Theatre. Sontag has grown a lady, and refuses to re-ingage. InExcu PLAYS.—These performances are meant to commence on Monday. IIUNGERFORD Man xur.—We are happy to observe that the plan of this market, to whose restoration we have on former occasions directed public attention, is now in a fair way speedily to be completed. The subscription is closed, the money nearly all paid up, and the purchase from the original landlord finally arranged and settled.

Yo n K INSTEIL—Meell controversy has taken place on the proposal of removing the celebrated screen of this venerable edifice from its pre- sent place. We think that after the judgment pronounced by such a man as Chantrey against she innovation, Lord 3lorpeth, Mr. Petre, and Martin Stapylton, Esq. might have been content to show. their modesty by their silence on the subject. They have, however, strenuously advo- cated the cause of questionable improvement against acknowledged ex- cellence, and carried it. It was decided on Tuesday, that the screen must come down. The plain path now is for every subscriber who is of a contrary opinion to demand back his subscription. Four or five hundred attornies' bills may bring these architectural revolutionists to their senses.

TITHES AND WAGES.—The tithe-psqers of Callington have addressed a letter to the Rector, to say, that sinless he reduce his tithes to 2s. in the pound, they cannot pay their labourers, or be in consequence an- swerable for their peaceable conduct. TITHE RaoucTioN.—The Reverend Dr. Lally, Rector of Drayton Basset, has instructed his agent to take thirty-five per cent, off his pre- sent composition for tithes.—Birmingliant G;Ize:fle. WAGES AT ASHTON.—TIW following is the summary of a statement of wages paid by Messrs. Butterworth and Brooks, of Sunnyside, sworn to and published by them, in vindication of their resistance to the turn- out of their workmen—

Machine Printers (journeymen), acerao per week, 31s. 221. do. (apprentices) du. do. 19s. Sid.

Block Printers (journeymen) do. do. 27s. 4id. Do. do. (apprentices) do. do. 15s. 80. Do. do. (do. unindentured) do. do. 12s. ild.

Buys in first half "

Do. do. { year of their up- I do. do. 9s. 101d. preuticeship

WELL-ratan Giars.—The Marquis of Salisbury last week caused to be distributed among 300 married females of Hertford, 300 good Witney blankets, 300 stones of beef, and Is. each, for a plum pudding. He also gave a flannel petticoat and 2s. Gd. each to 90 poor widows. [We hope the benevolent Marquis will use his endeavours to get the coal-tax re- moved. The repeal of that infamous impost would stand instead of a million of blankets.]

MR. HUNT'S COSTS.—The election of this gentleman cost 5001., ex. elusive of the medal which it is meant to present to each of the 3,720 persons who voted for him. The subscriptions in Manchester and else- where amount to 350/.

THE COTTAGE SYsTEIL—At a public meeting of the parish of Wive- liscombe, recently held, it was unanimously agreed to adopt the Reverend W. Bernard's plan for allotting small parcels of land to agricultural la- bourers in that parish. Some land has been already taken for the pur- pose.—Bath Journal.

COLLECTIVE WISDOM.—Among the notices in the Order Book of the House of Commons, is one by Mr. Fyshe Palmer, for the 27th Fe- bruary, which happens to be a Sunday ; and another, by Mr. Slaney, for the 29th February, which is no day at all. The Clerk of the House has been careful to note, for the information of the County Members, that February 1831 will have only 28 days. Mr. Slaney's motion is for giving more air to towns and cities : we wish he could hit on some expe- dient for giving more brains to their representatives.

DEATH OF AN INSECTOLOGIST.—William Carpenter, ESQ., a great amateur in insectology, threw himself from the roof of his house in Tottenham on Sunday morning, and-so severely bruised himself that ha died soon after.

PRINCELY MOVEMENTS.—A letter from Rotterdam, dated the 28th ult., says, Prince Frederick is gone, and no one can tell where he is ; and that the Prince of Orange is at the Hague, and no one can tell how he came the e. Did he walk over ?

FASHIONABLE DISGUISES.—By recent accounts from Lisbon, we learn that Don Miguel seldom makes his appearance in the city, and at those tunes only as a gentleman. The incognito must be impenetrable. —Morning Herald. Tas Wolin OF FEAR.—" A Swing" Was used in the reign of George the Third, by the Opposition as 'a toast, on account of the initials of the Cabinet Ministers' names at ;hat time,—viz. Amherst, Sandwich, Wey- mouth, Jenkinson, North, and Germaine.—. The Cambrian.

A CHILD WITHOUT LIMBS.—Mrs..Teal, midwife Manchester, was lately called upon to visit professionally the wife of a shoemaker in that town,• and safely delivered her of a female child, which was born without arms,

legs, thighs, feet, or hands ; on the left side, in the place of an arm, there is a short stump which terminates in two points, having a small

nail on the end of each, having the appearance of a finger split. Various professional gentlemen have visited the mother, one of whom has taken a drawing of the child, which lived six days.—Blackburn Gazette. SINGULAR MODE OF COMMUNICATION.—The Carlisle Patriot, last week, noticed the appearance of a W. Bank of England note in a mer.

chant's counting-house at Liverpool, having endorsed on it—" If this note gets to the hands of John Dean, of Longhills, near Carlisle, his brother Andrew is prisoner at Algiers." It turns out that John Dean has a "brother Andrew," formerly in the naval service, who has for some years been settled in Algiers ; but how or why he was made prisoner there, remains to be discovered. Sir James Graham has been applied to for his interest in behalf of the prisoner, if he is still a prisoner ; which, from the occupation of the city by the French, seems very improbable:

THE PARISIAN RIcers.—The casualties during the late riots were few. A number of persons were hurt by being trodden on ; but only 11 were wounded (and those slightly) with bayonet wounds ; and only 30 soldiers were struck with stones. Count de Sassy was knocked down by a wooden mallet. The story of a member of the National Guard 'being stabbed, turns out not to be well founded ; there was no person seriously injured, either on the side of the mob or of the military.

PENNY-A-LINE Lootc.—So little was privacy consulted in the erection of the late Carlton Palace, or the Pavilion at Brighton, that it is said the

Princess Charlotte of Wales, walking one day in the gardens of the former, with the Prince of Orange, then viewed in the light of a lover, was sud- denly shocked on discovering a group of chambermaids at the open win- dows of the adjoining house, watching her every motion.—Morning Paper.

THE WeAvnen.—Friday was the coldest day we have had this season. In the morning, the thermometer on Garnet Hill stood at 15 degrees-17 degrees below the freezing-point—while in town it indi- cated 20 degrees. In several parts the Forth and Clyde canal was on Friday firmly frozen across to a considerable thickness.—Glasgow Courier. [Friday was also the coldest day we have had ; the cold of that day seems to have been general.] CHRISTMAS BOXES.—A ruffian (a sawyer, as it turned out) was committed on Tuesday from Guildhall, for an assault on Mr. Smith, a chemist in Fleet Street. This fellow, accompanied Icy another, pushed his way into Mr. Smith's shop on Monday, and demanded a Christmas- ' box, on the pretence of being a scavenger ; and on being desired to re- tire, he put himself—appropriately, it must be allowed—in a boxing attitude, and struck out right and left at the person whose benevolence he had invoked. His excuse, of course, was—that he was drunk. Two fellows were held to bail the same day, by the Union Hall Magistrates, for the same offence. They were carpenters. They had gone to a tradesman with whom they had formerly worked ; and on his declaring his inability to give them any thing on account of his large family, they immediately began to belabour him—to have a box with him if they could not have a box from him. The Police came to the assist- ance of the tradesman, and they were treated to the same sauce. The excuse of the culprits, in this as in the former case, was—that they were drunk. The Police are sometimes very busy with their staves when there is small need of them; but if they had drubbed these two excellent knaves soundly, they would have deserved promotion for the well- merited infliction. The practice of boxing is one which, if not put down' altogether, ought at least to be regulated ; and it would be well if, before another Christmas, the Police received instructions to that effect. A small gratuity to a letter-carrier, or to any known and recognized serv- ant of the public, whose weekly wages are fixed on the understanding that they are to be eked out by such annual free-will offerings, we would not quarrel with ; but no idle and drunken ragamuffins should be per- mitted to go about, levying contributions on the simple and the timorous, by misrepresentation or violence.

How To STILL A CHILD.—A serving-wench, left in charge of a little girl in Edinburgh, a few weeks ago, in her anxiety to disengage herself of the task of attending to her, dosed the child with whisky and laudanum in such a way that it died in a week after. It does not ap- pear that any thing has been done to this new edition of St. John Long, except to discharge her.