The Mark Lane Express, in allusion to the wheat crops
in Norfolk, Sussex, Essex, and Kent, the four counties on which the Metropolis mainly depends for its supply, states that "the straw is decidedly short in bulk, but that the sheaves in thrashing have yielded a larger return than was anticipated."
In consequence of the difficulties in the Money-market, trade is dul in Liverpool and Manchester.
The sale of Crown lands, near Newark, commenced on Tuesday week. Many of the lots on that and the following day were pur- chased for the Duke of Newcastle, at high prices. The lots sold on Tuesday realized 18,0001.; those on Wednesday, 25,0001.—Lincoln- attire aronicle. Mr. Francis Kingston, medical officer to the St. Alban's Poor-law Union, has been dismissed from his office for neglecting to pay proper attention to a sick pauper in the :Workhouse, who died of smallpox. This is the first case of a dismissal of a medical officer under the new law.
The master shipwrights at Liverpool and their journeymen are at war. An advance of wages had been conceded by the former, but on condi- tions which the latter deemed objectionable, and in consequence the agreement which had been concluded remains unratified. The journey- men have put forth by public advertisement twenty-one rules and regu- lations as the only articles on which they are prepared to resume their labour.
On Saturday last, considerable excitement was produced at Bury, by the disappearance of Thomas Philips Birks and George Grundy, vitriol-manufacturers and drysalters' proprietors of the newly-erected vitriol-works situate at Moorside, Bury. It is said that Birks and Grundy, accompanied by Mrs. Birks, have sailed from Liverpool in one of the Philadelphia packets. They are stated to have left a ber of forged bills (some to a considerable amount) behind them; be- sides a legacy, in the shape of a book-debt, to almost every tradesman and shopkeeper whom they have patronized with their custom.— Manchester Guardian.
On the night of the 15th, the counting-house of Mr. Thomas Allen, of St. Nicholas Street, Lynn, was broken open, and gold coins and sove- reigns to the amount of 2000/. were stolen from an iron chest. The Norfidh Chronicle says, that Mr. Allen's family have been all cele- brated for hoarding vast quantities of gold coins ; his grandmother, Mrs. Maxsey Allen left on her death a bushel measure full of guineas,
half-guineas, seven &c.