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HOUSE OF COMJIOJVS, Tuesday, Oct. 4. Mr. J. Campbell brought in a bill respecting fines and recoveries, which was read a first time, and ordered,for a second reading on Monday. Colonel Evans moved for papers respecting Jhemilitnry preparations in the Tower of London in November tast; but after some conversation he agreed to withdraw his motion. The House went into a Committee on the Scots Reform Bill. The discussion on the first clause was postponed on the motion of Lord Althorp, that clause A stand part of the Bill. Mr. Gillon moved an amendment to leave out the words respecting Peebles and Selkirk, in order that they might each have a Member. After they had a discussion of some length the Committee divided, when there appeared for the original clause 138; against 60; majority foi' Ministers 73. In the next clause. Sir George Murray moved that two Members each be returned for the counties of Aberdeen, Ayr, Perth, Forfar. Edinburgh, Banff, Fife, and Renfrewi Lord Althorp opposed the motion, observing that the in. crease of Members fof Scotland from 45 to 53 it was under, stood would "be srtisfactory the present motion would increase the numbers to 61. After much discussion the Committee divided, when there appeared for the amend- ment 61; against it 113; majority for the original clause and for Ministers 52. The House then resumed, and the Committee was ordered to itagain on Thursday. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5. Lord Ebrfngton enquired whether Mr. O'Connell intended to press his mottoA for a" call of the House" on Monday. Mr. O'Connell having replied in the negative, Lord Ebringfon stated that he should, to morrow mote that on Monday the House be called over bee-ttise, in case of an event taking place, which he trusted would not arise, he should,,oo that clay, deem it to be his duty tosubfiilta motion to We House, in reality, on the state of the public mind. There were very few Members present when the notice was given; it was received without any manifesta- tion of feeling-in fact," in dead silence," and "more in sorrow" than with any other apparent sentiment. Lord Ebrington, Sir F. Burdett. and other Members im- mediately afterwards left the House. The further consideration of (he Bankruptcy Court Bill, e*i its second read lug, was then essoined, and -again ledia extended discussion. Mr. J. Williams strongly defended the Bill, maintaining that just attention to the mercantile interests required the abolition of the present Lists of Commissioners, and that it was monstrous to have so many "Judges" at the same time practising as Barristers.âAdjourned. THURSDAY OCT. 6. PRElti OF TRE RFALM.-Mr.!W.,ilks moved for an address to the following effect4 That there be laid before the House an account of all offices, Vtaeeg, situations, ployments, in the army, navy, or civil departmeuts.of the State, with all pensions, retired allowances, reversionary r rt grailts, and ecclesiastical preferments, held by each of the Peers of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, bavins aseat in Parliament, and by his family and relations, specifying the amount or pay, salaries, fees, and other emo- luments, of each of such offices, places, situations, nnd em- ploy ments, and of such pensions, retired allowances, rever- sionary grant?, & ecclesiastical preferments, respectively." Lord Ingestrie presented a petition from forty beneficed Clergymen of Ireland, against the obstructions opposed to the collection of tithes. Tttisledto a debate which was concluded by MrrStanley, who thought the period very in- convenient to interfere. Col. Perceval then madea motion against the non-resi- dent Irish Lord Lieutqnants, whith after a prolonged dit. cassion was withdrawn- Mr. Powlelt Thomson moved fora 4Commi ,ttee to enquire into the state of our West India interests, which was agreed to, and the Committee appointed. FRIDAY, OCT. 7. â¬ol. Evans presented a petition, praying for the repeal of the taxes on knowledge., especially that upon Newspapers. Mr. Hilht hlso-presented a petition from Finsbury, against the tax on newspapers,âAdjourned. FUTURE PROSPECTS OF THE KING'S THEATRE.âThe New Lessee of this theatre has issued a Prospectus of the plan intended to be pursued in the direction of the Italian Opera.âIt promises great changes both before and be- hind the curtain, mauy of tlieni of a very beneficial na- ture, and some which will only be carried into effect with great difficulty, if they even prove at ali pavticubie. That' the Italian Opera has of late years been most unskilfully managed,-that the subscribers, the public, and many of the performers have been treated in a manner flllly justi- fying the strictures which proceeded from an independent part of the press at tin close of the late season, is a fact admitted by all who are enabled to judge the question, and are unbiassed by ihe recollection of favours received or by the hope of future civilities. The reduction of or- ders will go far to purify the theatre, by improving the description of the audience, and in getting rid of a host of claqueurs and puffers, by whose efforts the b,st aiid worst, right and wrong, were confounded and too commonly reduced to a level, the public were blinded, honest criti- cism was rendered effectual, and taste was rapidly de- teriorating. Such practices we all along have hinted at, and exposed the consequences sesulting from tliet i' which we have brjen charged with entertaining prejudiced opinions and with indulging hostile feelings-accusations which only provoked a smile, well knowing that truth was on our side, and that time, the best, though slowest of arbitrators, would fully justify a! I that we felt it our duty to advance respecting the management of the King's Theatre. We refer to our columns, and beg our readers to compare wliat we have repeatedly said, with the main points in Mr. Mason's unflinching, ge it tlei-na ii like pro- spectus, when it will be seen that his marks, drawn from facis which of course he has thoroughly examined, corro- borate, we believe in every instance, what has from time to time fallen from us on the subject to which, as future director, he has thought it necessary to allude.âMr. Ma- son possesses, we understand, many high qualifications for the task he has undertaken: his appeal to the fash- ionable world and the public generally for support, shows that he is alive to the defects of the present system, and willing to correct the many abuses which prevail. We heartily wish; him all the success that his enterprising spirit and liberal sentiments entitle him to expect; but our hope that he will be able to accomplish his wishes is not unmingled with a fear that he has consented to burden himself with conditions which never ought to have been required, and that he is but very imperfectly acquainted with all the difficulties against which he will have to con- ten (I.-Ilariiionicon Yoi- Oct. 1. MEASURE FOR MEASURE.-Spagnoletti, who led the band at the conserts given by Paganini, lias been obliged to have recourse to legal measures to obtain what was due to his services Such a fact, the profits of those perfor- mances being considered, is almost incredible neverthe- less, it is indisputably ti-tic.-Dilettahte, in Harmoniconfor Oct. 1. ANGLING EXTRAORDINARY.âA few days ago, a youthful angler, being desirous of knowing experi- mentally what a poor trout's sensations were on being catched, contrived to get a hook fastened in his gullet, which was much easier done than undone. Surg-ical assistance was immediately procured and the hook ex- tracted, but not *vith,.)ut coiisi(teritbl(,. difficulty to the operators, and pain to the curious patient.-Perth Ad- vertiser. ALL HUMBUG I-When Stephen Kemble was Mana- ger at Newcastle, and the houses were rather flat, no less a.personage arrived than the Prince Anamaboo, who offered his services for a moderate consideration. Accordingly the bills of the day announced that, between the acts of the play, Prince Anamaboo would give a lively representation of the scalping operation he would likewise give the Indian war-hoop, in all its various tones; the tomahawk exercise, and the mode of feasting at an Abyssinian banquet. The evening arrived, and many 'people attendedt6 witness these princely imitations. At the end of the third act, his Highness walked forward, with dignified step, flourish- ing- his tomahawk, and cut the air, exclaiming, Ha haâho ho Next entered a man with his face black- ened, and a piece of bladder fastened to his head with gum the Prince, with a large carving knife, sommen- ced his scalping operation, which he perloi-mcxi in a style truly imperial, holding np the skiti in tokerTof triumph. Next came the war houp, which was a com- bination of discordant sounds. Lastly, the Abyssinian banquet, consisting of raw beef-steaks these he made into rolls as large as his n.outh would admit, and de- voured them in a princely and dignified manner. Having completed his cannibal repast, he flourished his tomahawk, exclaiming Ha ha, ho ho and made his exit, Next day, the manager, in the middle of the market place espied the most puissant Prince Anama- hoo selling penknives, scissors, and quills, in the cha- racter of a Jew pedlar. What!"said Kemble, iny Prince, is that you? Are you not a pretty Jewish scoundrel to impose us In that manner?" Moses turned round, and with an archflook, replied Prince be-, t vash no prince, 1 vash acting a-like you you vash kings, princes, emperors, to dayâStephen Kemble to- morrow I vash humbug, you vash humbug, all vash humbug." How is your husband t,o-day?" said a physician of this city, to a poor woman whose husband he was attending. "Why, Sir," she replied, "I do flatter myself as he's wuss."âBristolMercwy. A WOCIID-HE NESTOR.âA few days ago an elderly man, of singular habits, attended by a servant, arrived at Perpignan. He takes no aliment that has been cooked, living upon fruit, milk, and eggs, with some herbs and ropts in their crude state, rendered solid by abundant slices of raw veal and beef. His drink is water; his couch the ground, or occasionally a chair. In an exposition of his motivesJor adopting this mode of life, he says the result will be to keep himself in health and strength for 200 years.âFrench Paper.- Elf he live half the time, he will see rare changes.] A LAWYER OUTWITTED.âSome time since, a young gentleman, Mr. C., well known about town, went to consult a certain legal gentleman of Lincoln's inn, about carrying off an heiress. "You cannot do it without danger," said the COtIDCellor; 11 but let her mount a horse, and hold the bridle and whip do you then get up behind her, and you are run away with by her, in which case you are safe." Next day theCoun- sellor found his daughter had run away in the afore. said manner with his client. MARCH OF INTELLECT.âThe following anecdote was received from a gentleman who witnessed the same A few nights past a gentleman .was returning to his residence about a quarter before 12, and was greatly surprised to see a light in the parish church .^tefc^ving the doorâ ⢠partly open* be cautiously listened, attd soon discovering some voices which were familiar to his ear, he ventured in, and bivran to inquire of the party assembled, what was the object of their meeting' at that place, and at that solemn hour of the night t to whichrtiie clerk of the parish most gravely replied, that a young man, and one of the present company, was subject to fits, -and that they were then waiting till the church clock struck 12, in order to commence saying The Loiti's Prayer backwards; which he as- serted, would prove an infalliblecure for the unfortu- nate sufferer. The gentleman, however, not having so much confidence in the remedy and the charm, as the sage clerk and his friends, ordered them to desist from their profane folly. This, circumstance occurred not twelve miles from, Bath, and proves how much the "dark ageS" are eclipsed by the brilliancy of the nine- teenth century."âBath Herald. Talleyrand had, a: polifidential servant excessively de- voted to his interests, but withal superlatively inquis- tive. Having one day intrusted him with a letter, the prince watched his faithful varlet from the window of his apartment, and with some surprise observed him coolly reading the letter en route. On the: next day a sirmnilar comissiart was confided to the servant, and to the second letter was added a postcript, couched lin the. following terms:â"You may send a verbal an- swer by the bearer lie is perfectly acquainted with the whole affair, having taken the precaution, to read this previously to its delivery." -Such a postcript must have been more effective than the severest re- proaches, proaches.