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tkntoslpto Asti Quttlra," ipasto. LONDON. MARCH 19. WE regret to state that accounts have been received from Lisbon, dated the 12th inst., of a serious disturbance in the wine country on the Douro attended with the loss of many lives. This melancholy affair took place in the district of Felguieras, in conseqnence of an attempt of the tax-gatherers to levy a new im- post on wine. The farmers had resolved to oppose it, and they were aided by a vast number of the country people who collected in the district of Pena-Co.a, ringing the church-bells, and calling upon the inhabi. tants of the place to arouse from their lethargy, voci- ferating Death to the Contractors Down with the Taxes!" It was with the greatest difficulty that the contractors, through the protection of the administrator of the district, together with the aid of a few other in- dividuals, were enabled to escape with their lives. They af'erwards returned with an escort of 30 infantry, but in the meantime a great number of men, headed by the Morscado Magalaes, a country gentleman of the district, had assembled at St. Martinho, armed, some with fowling pieces, but most with pikes or scythes. The soldiers seeing this array, retraced their steps, and took up a defensive position on a neighbouring height, from which, however, they were soon dislodged by the people, who pursued them, by firing a few shots at them and abusing them as robbers and oppressors of the poor. Next day a detachment of eighty infantry and some dragoons, under the command of Captain Guedes, attacked the insurgents, who stood their ground for some time, but at last fled and dispersed, leaving ten of their number dead on the field. The official journal of Oporto states that the disturbance Lad been completely put down, and the district was iranqnil. The Chambers had been occupied during the week in discussing the remaining articles of the project for the establishment of savings banks, all of which had been adopted. The American packet Hibernia arrived at Liverpool this morning. She brings New York papers to the 1st March. -The Bill for the annexa ion of Texas was still under consideration in the Sena-e —The President has addressed a message to Congress relative to the nego- tiations between Englamd and America on the Oregon territory, in which he states that "considerably pro- gression has been made in the discussion, which has been carried on in a very amicable spirit between the two Governments; and tha' there is reason to hope that it may be terminated, and the negotiation be brought to a close, within a short period."—The commercial intelligence from the United States is somewhat encouraging. The spring tratle was opening with a good deal of activity. The Stock Market was firm, and in Railway Securities rn immense business was doing. —Canadian accounts report that the Ministry had expe- rienced two defeats—the first on a local measure, by a vo'c of 34 to 26; and the second, on a Bill reducing the salaries of certain public officers and funding the fees of office, by 35 to 23. THE CONVICT TAWELL.-(From the Times).On Monday, Tawell was visited by hi!! wife, his step daughter, Miss CUI worth, and his brother, Mr. Wm. Tawell, who is said to be a draper in London. Mr*. Tawell had not seen her husband since Sunday week last. This meeting was thought likely to he a most painful one, and the prisoner had been heard to declare that he dreaded it more than death itself It lasted for near two hours, after which they ex- pressed themselves astonished at the manner in which it had been sustained. They evinced great fondness for one < another, and Mrs. Tawell, who mentions him in terms of great affection, does not hesitate to express her firm convic- tion of her husband's innocence. Her daughter is of a similar opinion. Up to the time of the trial, Mrs. Tawell spoke hopefully and cheerfnlly, and at times confidently, of her husband's acquittal. Tawell likewise made remarks, from which it appears that he felt certain of escape. After the meeting in question, Mrs. Tawell said she felt more re- oonciled to the fate of her husband, but his brother was in a state of distraction at the doom which has overtaken one so dosely related to him. All alike speak of his kindness as a parent, bis affection as a husband, his amiability as a friend, and his constant benevolence and unbounded charity. The dajr of execution is now fixed for Friday th6 28th instant. PARLIAMENT.—In the BoesE OF LORDS, on Monday weuing, several bills were forwarded in their respective naf«a.—The Hoase having gone into a Committee on the Deodand Bill, the Earl of Ellenborough, in consequence of something that fell from Lord Campbell, said that he was ready at any moment to defend his conduct from the aspersions of any man, great or small, noble or mean, who Ctiose to attack it, and that he only wished what had been said in his absence might be repeated in his presence.— Lord Brougham begged to assure the Noble Eltrl, that when- ever he had been assailed in his absence, he had been defended by the Dnke of Wellington, and not quite so ably yet still defended by liiinself (Lord Biougham).—1The Earlof Ellenborough expressed lirsobligations and the matter dropped.—The Property-tax Bill was read a second time, on the understanding that a discussion should take place on the third reading. — Adjourned. On Tuesday evening the Royal assent was given by Com- mission to various bills and after some routine business, the House adjourned to the 3d of April. In the HousE OF COMMONS, on Monday evening, Mr. W. Hilet mowed that "it is the opinion of this House that, in the application of surplus revenue towards relieving the burthens of the country, by reduction or remission of tax- ation, due regard should be had to the necessity of affording relief to the agricultural interest.He asserted that agri- CVltnral distress was not local, but general, and that it did not arise from any unfortanate vicissitudes of the seasons, bnt from the erroneons legislation of the present Parliament. —The Earl of March, in seconding the motion, declared his entire concurrence in the sentiments expressed by Mr. Milea.—Sir Janus Graham controverted Mr. Miles'* posi. tion, that the distress of the agricultural interest was not local bnt general throughout the United Kingdom, and al. serted that in Ireland, Scotland, and in the north of England, agriculture was in a prosperous condition.—A long debate ensued, in the coarse of which Lord J. Russell and Sir Robert Peel addressed the House and the motion was niti. mately rejected by a majority of 36.-The House then went into Committee on the Customs Duties Act, and after several items had been agreed to, the Honse adjourned at a quarter past two o'clock. On Tuesday evening, after the transaction of private bnidness, Lord Dunem brought forward the motion, of which had Jiyen notice, on the subject of the window-tax. The Noble Lord went into a great number of details, shew. iqx the injustice of the tax, and concluded by moving for a Select Committee to inquire into the present mode of as- seasing, levying, and collecting the window dnties in Great Britain, and to report their opinion thereupon to the House. -C.pt; Ross seconded the motion; which was opposed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, because agreeing to it wonld be equivalent to an admission that the tax ought to he immediately repealed—a s'ep which no Hon. Gentleman would, under existing eircnmstances, think of recommend- ing, when it was remembered that no less than one million and a half of revenue was involved in the question.—After a long discussion the motion was negatived by a majority of46.—Jfr, G. W. Hope, in moving for certain papers re- lating to New Zealand, took the opportunity of vindicating the conduct which Lord Stanley had pursued in his nego- tiations with the New Zealand Compaoy.- He was replied to by Mr. Charles Buller, who concluded an admirable ad- dress by moving, as an amendment—"For the production of all correspondence that bad taken place between Lord Stanley and the New Zealand Company."—After an angry debate, the motion was agreed to, and the Hoase adjourned at a quarter to two o'clock.

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