Intelligence of the Old Bank of' Newcastle, or tbe firm
of Sir M. W. Ridley, Bigge, and Co., haying, by a junction with the Northumberland and Durham District Banking Company-, become extinct, excited a considerable sensation in Newcastle during the past week, and has been for several days one of the principal topics of conversation. Mesers. Lanibton and Co.'s highly respectable establishment is now the only private bank left in the town.—Tyne Mercury.
It is understood that the Liverpool steamer, which was expected to bring a considerable number of orders from the United States, has brought very few ; and it is even said that some countermands of former orders have been received by her. The working of short time con- tinues in the neighbourhood of Moseley, and in several other places where yarn is spun for export ; but it is entirely at an end at Stilly- bridge.—Manchester Guardian of Wednesday.