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MONUMENT TO SIR WALTER SCOTT.-At an adjourned meeting of the subscribers to Sir Walter &ott's monument, Principal Macfarlan in the chair lieid yesterday i:i the Monteith Rooms, Buchanan- street', it was, after considerable discussion, agreed, Ly a lar.-e majority, that the monument to the me- mory of the great man should be erected in George's- S'juave.— Glasgow Courier of Saturday. GEOLOGICAL DISCOVERY.-At the last meeting of the Glas gow Philosophical Society a most interest- ing petrifaction was exhibited by the Rev. N. )ii, who had discovered it in the coal strata at Dalmarnock, in this neighbourhood, at a depth of iiOO feet under the surface. It is an insect, a species of fly, petrified simultaneously with a stem of one of the plants of the coal formation, the Catamites dubius to which it is attached. This is the first discovery of an individual of the insect tribe in the early forma- tions, and Lie specimen is, therefore, unique of its Lmd. It is thought to be an extinct species of the t;etnjs Limnobia.—Glasgow Constitutional. THE LLOPEAJE.VT FROM NAPLES—Several er- roneous accounts of this affair have been published in the French and London Papers, and from them copied into our own. As the lady was so well known in this quarter, any particulars of an authentic character will be acceptable to our readers. From a better received in Naples from the gentleman to whose s-tleguard Miss Penelope Sinyth committed herself in this hazardous enterprise, and who so nobly subjected mmself to the censure, nay punishment, of his Silician th rSt*V tor t'le Part lliis takeu 'he transaction, he following incidents are extracted :—"The Queen t' ° p1?01" Naples had consented to the marriage of ;'ie "«>^e of Capua with Miss Smyth, and endeavoured to persuade her son, the King, also to consent to it, W !tllout effect, although the Queen's Mother irn- co' T U?°n 's Majesty that she had watched the n*tU| i °' '!iC ^sses Snjyth from the time she sus- Sriivtt r Si°n f°ri(U'd an attachment for Miss P. ha 1 «' J" *'lat neither she nor those to whom she ol'siint Cn °n ^'le subject were able to trace a breath co'iu'm-t a?ainst the sisters; on the contrary, their t ion to bn V)ortnu'nt were the theme of approba- C'harhs i'° uaP°litans and foreigners, and Prince <Jvwitit;UK-e hr>fM^ tUat before he ,nadc their aC* a-<t steadiness of ti' °-reates^ rcsPe(:t for tlu; propriety prisitur tK.m i of their conduct. It is no less sur- tne barrier-fat0' at w,1|,n the fugitives arrived at Naples) t'no «• ° CaPua (the second stage from ,of the guard went up to the letter from His \'l 'n a stentorian voiee said—' A it appears the ,L!JeSt^ f~"r y°ur Hoyal Highness for Vfd io« ou tiie road, imagined than describerl be more easi,y bts Hoyal Hi<Hmess r,n j a trembling hand °f a coininancf for an inr"6 r *etter» when instead couched in the most frionfi' *0 return the ?etter w»s t'ie officer saying he had nn !erm,s °f advicc and on they drove at full sneeH ers to detain them, off arrived at Sienna) C.0ntinued ^til they dated.) 'l he wr^ y (whenee the letter was J>ve conducted my sayi"g-" ThuS far time will now see the bn<ii 111 and a short


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