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FF-ANCE.-Tlie intelligence from France, during the present week, contains no circumstances of importance, excepting the death of Marshal Jourdan, who died at eleven o'clock on Sunday morning, in the 72d year of his age. Private correspondence from Bayonne speaks of all in- tention of an armed interference in the affairs of Spain. SPAIN—Notwithstanding the reports from Spain continue to be of a mixed complexion, the intelligence on the whole materially prepon- derates in favour of the Queen's cause. Gen- eral Sarsfeld has had an action with the insurgents, under the Cura Merino at Delorado, in which the Carlists were defeated with a considerable loss in killed and wounded, and 700 or 800 in priso- ners. Afterwards upwards of 400 of the insur- gents laid down their arms. The Cura Merino after this took refuge in Alava, and Sarsfeld proceeded in full march upon Yittoria, arriving on the 15th at Pancorvo, about 11 Spanish leagues North of Burgos. The Indicateur of Bordeaux speaks of an action on the 17th in which El Pastor (Col. Jauregny) defeated a body of rebels to the number of 1,800, on the heights of Hernani, and drove them as far as Anduain. The leader of the insurgents, Yturniaga, was killed in the action. On the 19th Gen. Sarsfeld appeared at Vittoria, where he defeated the insurgents and took pos- session of the city for the Queen and intelligence from St. Jean de Luz of the 20th November, states that Sarsfield's troops were at that date in possession of Bilboa, and that El Pastor's troops were at the same time in possession of Irun. PORTUGAL.—We are without positive intelli- gence from Portugal; but a gentleman, who has arrived by the Leveret from Lisbon, reports that on the 5th instant the Miguelites, 4000 strong made an attack on Oporto, but were repulsed after five hours hard fighting. In consequence of indirect encouragement afforded by Don Miguel to Don Carlos, diplomatic relations between the Queen Regent of Spain and Don Miguel have ceased. HOLLAD.- The Brussels Papers state that the Convention for arranging the communications between the fortress of Maestricht and Holland, was signed by the Commissioners of Holland and Belgium on the 18th instant, and that the ratifica- tions were to be exchanged by the 26th of Nov. In the distribution of the payment of the interest on the old national debt of the kingdom of the Netherlands, it is calculated that Belgium will have to pay X735,000, after which, the annual incumbrance from this source on the Dutch Trea- sury will be £ 997,200. The expense incurred in the contest with Belgium has, during the last three years, burthened Holland with an annual charge of £ 857,500 for interest, anrd £ 52,500 for extinction of the debt; making a total charge of £910,000 per annum. The whole amount which the Dutch Government, therefore, will have to provide for paying the interest on the respective debts, after deduction made of the Belgian quota, will, for the year 1834, amount to 91,907,200. The Public Income for the year 1832 was £ 4,440,066. BELGIUM .-Ministers have been appointed on the parts of France and Belgium respectively, to form a commercial treaty, and are engaged in deciding upon the objects of merchandize to which the treaty is to apply. The coal trade of Belgium is in a flourishing and rapidly im- proving condition but there are great complaints of want of a market for their manufactures. The estimates of the expenditure for the year 1834 have been submitted to the Chamber of Representatives, the total is fixed at £ 3,364,897, which is £ 560,000. less than the expenditure of 1833. The abatement is principally on the military branches of expenditure. The Extra- ordinaries" in the Estimate amount to £ 656,640. of which sum it is probable that the hostite aspect of affairs towards Holland will absorb £ 600,000. PRUSSIA.—The only intelligence of interest re- lative to Prussia is that with respect to the Prus- sian tariff, which is expected to come into opera- tion on the 1st of January next. The King of Wurtemberg has signified his accession to it, and negociations are on foot at Munich, in which it is supposed that the accession of several other Ger- man states will be obtained. So much for the success, after fourteen years experiment, of the Reciprocity system RUSSIA.-The Southern provinces of Russia are suffering under a scarcity of Corn, amounting nearly to a famine. What aggravates the misery of the case is, that Corn cannot be exported from Odessa, as, under the present state of affairs, it is supposed ships will not be allowed to pass Con- stantinople with provisions of any kind. Marshal Paskewitsch is about to be replaced in Poland by a Civil Functionary, after which the Government of that country will be placed upon the same footing as prior to the last Revolu- tion. EGYPT.—A statement of the Budget of the Viceroy has lately been circulated, in which the Poll Tax is set down at £ 490,000, and the Cus_ toms Duties and other sources of revenues, at £ 560,000. The estimated profit on Cotton, In- digo, Flax, Sugar, Honey, Wax, Corn, Linen, Silk Manufactures, &c. is assumed at about £ 960,000 and the produce of the .Land Tax, at upwards of £ 1,560,000. In the list of Disburse- ments we observe a sum of £ 407,500 for the Pasha's Household Expenses; the various de- partments of his administration form a charge of £ 270,200. The charge for his Navy is stated at £420,000; the infantry and Cavalry cost £ 300,000, and the Bedouin Arabs, in the field, £ 105,000. The construction of his Navy, which, in 1829, occasioned an expenditure of C73,500, has not cost him less, during the five years since elapsed, than £ 360,000 and upwards. THE CANADAS—Accounts from Montreal state that the number of emigrants this year is 21,945, which is 3,000 less than the half of last year, but they are of a more wealthy class. The Pro- vincial Parliament of Upper Canada is convened for the 19 Nov. for the dispatch of business. WEST INDIES.-Tlie intelligence from the Western Colonies is by no means of a pleasing nature. A circular, very ably written, by Mr. Stanley, has been forwarded to the governors of the different islands, stating at length the reasons on which the legislature was induced to pass the Emancipation Bill. It appears, however, that at some of the islands the measure still excites great discontent. At Antigua, at a meeting of Colonial Proprietors, some strong resolutions have been passed, and a petition founded upon them is to be presented. The Resolutionists declare that the Apprenticeship clause will be a constant source of irritation between the two parties they deny that there is any constitutional right to compel them to employ labourers over whose conduct they would have no control: and express their willingness to consent to entire and unconditional Z, emancipation upon receiving £30. per slave, and being exempt from the four and a half per cent duty. At a meeting held at Nevis, it was agreed to accept the compensation offered, provided if were distributed in proportion to the number of slaves though the meeting considered the amount far below the loss they would sustain, and only what they are willing to call something towards a compensation. The intelligence also from Ja- maica to the 14th ult. represents that the Colonial legislature is prepared seriously to investigate how far the Emancipation Bill is compatible with their just rights, as soon as all official documents relative to it are laid before them. A strong repugnance to it appears in the Jamaica papers.

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