LONDON, MONDAY, OCT. 17. -I THE Belgian question is, we think, at last about to be settled. The just claims of Holland have at last prevailed with the conference, whose de- termination was, we doubt not, in a coiisideriti) I e, degree influenced by the different conduct of the two nations in the last contest. Half of Limburg, (includ- ing Maestricht) and almost all Luxemburg, must be. delivered to Holland-, and 13elgit3;ii is,to pay half ot the joint debt. These terms are no more than Holland ought to claim; bat we have no doubt that they will occasion a great ontcry in Belgium. The warlike tune of the Belgians has, however. considerably abated, and it may be seen, by the letter of our. Brussels Cor- respondent, that no small anxiety prevails throughout the country. It seems almost impossible to depend rrpon the Civic (iaards, who refuse to move when there I is any appearance of danger; and the troops of the line are inconsiderable in number, and we should sup- pose not very formidable in other respects. Unless France, therefore, interferes with a higher hand than she seams inclined to do, (and her interference cottld now be met by the northern powers, since the Polish revolution has left the Russian armies, and the Prus- sian cordon at liberty) Belgium will have no choice bnt to submit. 4t has, indeed, paid dearly for tltv-glo- rious revotution of September.—Standard. The Sun of Saturday says "There are rumotii s in the higher circles, that Ministers have had an intima- tion from various of those Noble Peers who have hi- therto violently opposed the Reform Bill, that pro- viding certain alterations are conceded in- the details of the Bill, they need not resort to the dernier measure of creating a batch of new Peers. We are assured that Lord Grey and his colleagues intend to accept the sup- port t'ms tendered, but on condition that all the great and leading principles of the measure remain entire; SJ ttnt on the commencement ofa new session, we may anticipate very little opposition to it. In support ot 'those rnmours, we can state, upon what we consider very good authority, that many of the leaders of each party, belonging to the House of Lords, havebeen seen in earnest conversation with each other. A few days a Lord Wharncliffe was engaged upwards of hair an "hour in close conversation with the Marquis of Lans- dowtre in a room adjoining the House of Lords, and Lord W. sending away his own carriage, accompanied the Noble Marquis home. On Friday night the Duke of Sussex left his seat, and crossing over to that of the Duke of Cumberland, t ok his Royal Relative by the hand ancl introduced him to the Duke of Richmond. These circumstances may indicate a desire, on the part of the opposition, to compromise and prevent the intro- duction of a great number of new Peers-a measure which they view with much alarm. The Kent and Essex Mercury savs :-As soon as the news arrived of the fate of the Reform Bill, a meeting t place of the Chiselhurst troop of Yeomanry Ca- valry, commanded by Viscount Sidney residing at Wool'wjch, and Greenwich, when they came to the re- solution of immediately sending in their resignatiom, j together with their arms & accoutrements, as they could not conscientiously continue under the command of an anti-r. former." We have also heard that another Ken- tish body of Yeomanry under the command of Lord Winchelsea, actuated by similar motives, have adopted precisely the same course. < It is supposed the delays to the progress of certain bills will prevent the prorogation of Parliament before Thursday or Friday. It xvtll I)t,, we understand, for the usual term—forty days. This will afford the go- vernment ample time to prepare the bill, which, what- ever may be the natural but unnecessary fears of one party and the vain hopes of another, will fully satisfy the jiist expectations of the people of England A silk-gown has been given to Mr. O'Connell, pre- paratory, it is expected, to his taking high office in Ireland.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18 The accounts from Jamaica state that Panama has declared itself independent, & that General Flores had sent 300 men against it. Other troops had been sent by the inhabitants to support the inhabitants ao-ainst i Flores. At Bogota affairs were in a very disturbed state. The country was divided into two factions, and another revolution was early expected. One of the letters state?, that such changes had been so common that any event of the kind excited but little interest. Great apprehensions are again entertained in the city respecting the cholera morbus. It seems to be generally feared that if the disease has really got to Hamburgh, as there is great reason to believe, it will be nearly impossible to prevent its reaching this country. The only circumstances from which some hope is enter- tained that we may escape this scourge, are our insular position, and the neutralizing powers of the sea air on the miasma which has baffled every kind of impediment hitherto attempted to be opposed to its progress over land. The only case known yet in which it is sup- posed that the cholera was brought by a sea conveyance, is that of Abo, in Finland; but it does not appear that its communication by the means stated has been very satisfactorily ascertained; and it ought to be remem- bered that the distance between Abo and the places which were previously infected, is a great deal shorter -than Hamburgh is from England. From Revel to Finland across, the passage is only of a few hours. DESTRIICTION OF THE ENGLISH BRIG MARIA. AND MURDER OF HER CREW.—The Admiral Colpoys brought from Barbadoes a private communication, containing the particulars of the destruction of the "British brig Maria, of Liverpool, and the murder of her captain (George,) her mate, and crew, on the coast of Africa, in May last, by pirates. The acconnt given 9 by a Krooman, who afterwards escaped from the vessel and regained the coast, is, ti,at on the morning of the ,1th day after leaving Prince's, and out of sight of land, the Maria was fallen in with a large brig, from which they were hailed in English. After some altercation, a shot was fired into the fore part of the Maria, and the pirates directed Capt. G. to go on board, and low- ered six boats into the water, filled with men, which put off to board the Maria. Exertion was now made on board the Maria to escape, but without success. The boats having soon reached her, boarded; the pi- rates being principally armed with long knives, imme- diately commenced slaughtering the unfortunate crew, I 4vho were without titc means of making an effectilall resistance. Capt. George was. shqt through the fore- I,e head by the leader of the boarding party, as he came up from his cabin. The Kroomen, haying escaped to the rigo-insr, were spectators of this inhuman scene; they were soon discovered, and ordered down; and the pirates, after taking all that they required from the brig, fired a broadside into her, which did so much injury tltat she siitik about two hours afterwards. Two nights after this-occurrence, during a tornado, the Kroomen escaped from the pirate in one of her boats, which was towing astern (having previously c supplied themselves with a small quantity of biscuit), and in 14 days, were so fortunate as to reach the coast of Guinea, at Wydab, at which place the pirate brig- liad been a short time before for a supply of water. The only description of the pirate vessel given is, that she was a brig, with a poop, masts raked a little, not ftainted, sides white, inside of ports red; carried ten arge guns (similar to those of a sloop of war) on each &ide, and two pivot guns, one amidships and one for- ivard the two after guns were brass she carried no flag whilst capturing the Maria, but afterwards hoisted Spanish with a crew, upwards of 100 in number, composed of people of various nations, Portuguese, Spaniards, Americans, and some who spoke English. The master was a tall, stout man, with large red tviiis- ters and red hair, and spoke English well: lie said that be was bound for the Havanmh. Thestatement from which we have copied the foregoing was given on oath before the justice of the peace at Freetown, on 3d o t ) u rz t last—JVewt York Daily Advertiser, EXTRAORDINARY CASE OF POISONING IN FRANCE. —The woman, or rather monster, whose extraordinary crimes form the subject of the following narrative, was the daughter of a tailor at Breme, in France, who, living in very easy circumstances, was enabled to give her what may be called a i-espectabi education. In 1808, at the age of twenty years, she married a saddler, named Mit- tenberg, who lived very comfortably, by whom she had seven children. Shortly before the year 1815 llei- hus- band died- In tiie year 1815 the same accident befel her fatliei-, lier mother, and three of her children, who were all carried off within the short space of a few months. In the following year her only brother met with the same lot, a little time after his return from a long absence, and just as he was about making an ai-,errients for the division of his paternal inheritance. In 1817, the widow married a person named Gottfried, with whom she afterwards con- fessed she had carried on an illicit amour before the death of her first husband. A few days after the second mar- riage, Gottfiied suddenly died, leaving his wife a widow for the second time. Six years afterwards she was on the point of marriage with a musician, named Zimmerman, when he sunk under a serious illness. In 1826, the wi- dow Gottfiied sdd her house to a cartwright, nam d Bumpf, on an agreement that she should be allowed to retain for her use one apartment. Some months after this bargain had been concluded, the wife of Rumpf died in child-bed, after which the widow Gottfried took upon herself the house-keeping of Rumpf. During that period he suffered severely from time to time from imacountable vomitings, and, most likely, would have done so till death had put an end to thens, had he not one day observed some strangf- subsance on a piece of bacon, which had been cooked by the widow. His suspicions were excited, and he submitted the bacon to the examination of a me- dical man, who discovered that it was imbued with a great quantity of arsenic. Upon this discovery the widow was taken into custody, and subjected to the process of the Ci-iiiiiiial Coiii-t of the city of Breme, during which many criires of the widow were brought to light. On the part of the prosecution, it was proved, and the accused even confessed, that she had administered arsenic to a great number of persons, fifteen of whom had fallen victims to the poison, and seventeen of whom had survived with some difficulty. On the part of the prosecution it could have been proved that there were other persons whom she had poisoned, but whom death had spared in conse- quence, however, of the numerous cases which had been satisfactorily made out, and were sufficient for the pur- poses of justic, they were not investigated. In reply to the questions that were put to the accused, she confessed that motives of interest had prompted her to some of these poisoning acts; she could only attribute her commission of others to a sort of instinct, to an irresistible penchant, which induced her to administer poison to individuals, and to the pleasure which she derived from seeing them die. Her Counsel supported the existence of this strange fancy for poisoning, and argued from it that there was an ab- sence of all criminal intention. Upon this strange defence of Counsel, application was made to several scientific men, who, after consultation, were not enabled to discover any physical disposition which could give rise to such a fancy or madness. The defence on this ground consequently did.not succeed, and the Court, according to the 130th Article of the Criminal Law, condemns the widow Gott- fried, as a reparation for the crimes committed by her, and as an example to those who may be tempted to imitate her, to have her head cut off liy the sword. The Court orders all expences attendant on the prosecution, judgment, and execution, to be paid out of the property of the con- demned1
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ATTACK ON THE MARQUIS OF LONDONDERRY.—The mob, which assembled near the Horse Guards about five o'clock, no sooner observed the Marquis of Lon- donderry proceeding towards the House of Lords, than a shameful and most outrageous attack was made on his person. His Lordsbip was on horseback, and ac- companied by several gentlemen. The stones flew about the Marquis in great numbers, and amid the loud vociferations of the vast assemblage. Several of the missiles struck his Lordship, which so enraged him, that he pulled up his horse and solemnly declared that he would shoot at the first individual who aritin dared to molest him. His Lordship accompanied his declaration by pulling out a brace of pistols. This, for a time, so intimidated the mob, that they gave way in a slight degree and after the noble Marquis had conversed for a few seconds with a gentleman on horseback near him, lie rode off towards the Horse Guards. Thither, however, the mob followed and they now, believing his Lordship only endeavoured to intimidate them, and never intended to carry his threat into execution, commenced another attack on him. The showers of stones were now thicker than ever, and one stone, hurled with considerable force, struck the noble Marquis immediately over his right temple. So great was the force of the blow that it cut through his hat, and made a serious wound on the head, which rendered his Lordship nearly insensible. The military here interposed, and happily prevented more direful consequences. The Marquis of Londonderry was plac- ed in a hackney coach and conveyed to his mansion in Park Lane, where the blood was washed away and the wound dressed. The windows of the Marquis of Bris- tol, of the Duke of Wellington, and of Lord Dudley 11 y and Ward were attacked on the same evening, and almost entirely demolished. The number of coroneted carriages leaving town on n Monday was unexampled. On some of the roads re- lays of post horses could not be obtained. In the course of Tuesday the following address, under the title of" What is to be done now?" issued from the Press of the 31anchester Times Newspaper Office, and was widely and speedily circulated all over the town. It is from the pen of Mr. Prentice What is to be done now,' is the question which every one asks, and it is im- portant that all should be agreed as to the answer.—1. The King may throw into the Honse of Lords an addition of patriotic Members, to counterbalance the votes of the Tory Lords who were created by his brother and father. If his Majesty do not venture to follow this course, there are no other means of inducing them to listen to the de- mands of the people.-2, It is probable that the Lords have, rejected the Reform Bill, from a belief that the demand for it was the result of a temporary excitement. The duty of the people then is to show that their attach- ment to the cause of Reform is unabated, and quietly to tell their Lordships that Reform they will have. This grave and sober determination may induce their Lord- ships to re-consider their verdict, and to yield to necessity as they did on the Catholic- .Qtiestion.-a' If they con- tinue obstinate, every Lord, and every one of his connec- tion who holds office under Government, such as the Lords-Lip-atenants. of counties, &c., may be dismissed, to mark the determination of!tbe to have the Bill pas- sed.—4. Should they still continue obstinately opposed to the will of the King, the House of Commons, and the people, his Majesty may exercise his prerogative of with- holding writs from the decayed and rotten boroughs: and issuing writs to the populous towns. This, many good lawyers say, would be a Strictly constitutional exercise of the prerogative, and if the people also declare it to be good Jaw, who shall dispute its legality ? 5. If the Ministers are forced out of office, and the Peels and Wellingtons take their place, one other remains. The people cannot legally combine to refuse the payment of taxes, but each man may say to himself, I will pay none. Let them levy on my goods if they will, but I will pay them no money:" If all fail if after all peaceable, legal, and constitutional means are tried, and tried in v&in if a Government opposed to the extension of popu- lar rights, attempt by force to suppress the public voice, and subject men to punishment for demanding justice, then, but not till then, other means must be tried and these means the writer of this will not be deterred from pointing out, though his head should be the sacrifice of his temerity. But our present course is clear before us. The King and his Ministers are bound to stand by a peaceable and orderly people; they are also bound to take part against all who, by acts of intimidation and violence, en- deavour to obtain fat which is sought only by legal and constitutional means. Let every man, therefore, feel that on the preservation of the public peace depends the suc- cess of this cause. If the people are true to themselves if they avoid all acts of violence; if theyat the same titne maintain the public peace and demand their rights, who, can withstand them? The cause is a good cause, and must' prevail." RIOT AT TEWKESBURY—'At the Annual Meeting of the Corporation of Tewkesbury, on Thursday, the Rev. W. Prosser, Clerk, and G. Banaster, Esq. were etected and sworn bailiffs and B. Holland, J. Longmore, R. Young, and T. Taylors, Esqrs. were elected Magis- trates. for the ensuing year. It has been customary, on similar occasions, for the body corporate, and such per- sons as have been recently admitted to the freedom of the borjugh, to walk in procession from the Town-hall iround the site of the ancient Tolsey, and back again in the present instance, tTley thought it prudent, to forego this ceremony, in consequence of the streets being crowded with a vast concourse of the lowest order of people, who appeared to be determined upon com- mitting a serious outrage. As the different members of the municipal body left the Town-hall, they were assaulted in the grossest manner: some of them were pelted with stones and others with mud, and the win- dows of several houses in which they sought shelter were broken, particularly that of Mr. Samuel Ricketts. A most disgraceful scene was exhibited at the residence of the Miss. Colletta, in the High-street; the dastardly ruffians threw missiles and filth not only at these res- pectable females, but also at several ladies who had pla- ced themselves at the windows, for the purpose of witnessing the expected procession. About half past three o'clock, the rioters, consisting of several hundred persons, forcibly took possession of the Swan Hotel, where the Corporation and their friends intended to dine; they placed themselves in dense masses, in the passages and stairs, stopped all ingress and egress, and prevented the dinner being carried up from the kitchen. Several gentlemen for a long' while barred their entrance up stairs, but were eventually forced to give way, and the mob proceeded to the dining room a number of silver and other articles were stolen, the larder broken open and ransacked, many of the win- dows in the bar were demolished, and much other pro- perty damaged. The Magistrates immediately sent off to Gloucester for the aid of the military a troop of the 14th Light Dragoons, arrived about half-pastseven, but not in time to save the windows in the vicarage house from being broken. After the riot act had been read, the soldiers quickly dispersed the mob: they subsequently collected in smaller groups, and the dra- Z, goons behaved with the greatest forbearance whilst they were pelted with mud when however they began to assail them with brick-bats, they made an unexpected charge through the streets, and the rioters were com- pletely affrighted, and soon quietly dispersed. Several of the most active were wounded, cut none very serious- ly. No adequate motive can be assigned for this dar- ing outrage; the fury of the mob appeared to be level- led against the anti-reformers but as the meeting of the corporation and their friends was unconnected with politics, it appears singular that the rabble should have selected this occasion to manifest their zeal for Re- form. FIGHTING BY MEASURE.—The usual place of resort for Dublin duellists is called The Fifteen Acres. An attorney of that city, in penning a challenge, thought most likely that lie was drawing a lease, and invited his antagonist to meet him at "the place called Fifteen Acres, be the same gizo) e or les3. A dreadful murder was perpetrated during the last week, beyond the Lighthouse, in the county Clare, the particulars of which are these :-A man of the name of Crotty was married to the third wife. By the first wife he had a daughter, whom the present wife was anxious to get married to a man named McCarthy, and whom she wished should reside in the house. They lived together for the last six years, and were very un- happy on account of the Stepmother. A few days ago Crotty fell sick, and his wife said to her son-in-law, McCarthy, that if his wife was dead they could live very happily together, as old Crotty could not live long, he was so bad Accordingly, on the same night, they went to the bed-side of McCarthy's wife, and attempted to clioali liei-, when, after a struggle, she made away from them, and ran into the bed to her father. The next itiorting, after, she had got up, the stepmother had some excuse to send her out, when McCarthy and the stepmother followed her out, and threw her off a cliff. is in Kit rush Bridewell, with two other men, but the stepmother has not yet been taken, nor has the body been found. A most active search is making, day and night, by Messrs. Carey and Blake, with the Police under their iomn)an(i.-Liinerick Chronicle. ACCIDENTS AT CUMBERLAND. BASIN, BRISTOL.—Du- ring" the last week this inlet to our floating harbour has been unfortunately prolific with disasters. On Wednesday evening, as the Kilkenny; steamer, was passing- through the lock, a driver of one of the pony ti cars, in his anxiety to engage a fare, fell over the wall s n 11 and was drowned. The gates being open, his body was carried off with the ebbing of the tide, and, we understand, has not yet been recovered. On the de- parture of the same vessel, on Saturday evening last, a rope from the stern having been secured to the capstan, at the moment when it was at its greatest strain, the engines were put in motion, and the resistance became so powerful as to compel the men to quit their hold, when the recoil was so great as to discharge the hand- spikes with such violence as to occasion the instanta- neous death of two persons, steam-packet porters, one of whom was knocked into the Basin.—Monday after- noon, soon after the arrival of that suberb packet, the Albion, in" consequence of some coals near the furnace igniting, considerable apprehensions were entertained of her being destroyed by fire; but the danger being- early discovered, we rejoice to state that the flames were soon subdued, and that she sustained but trifling- damage. On the alarm reaching the city, several en. gines proceeded to the Hotwells, but the fire was extin- guished ere their arrival. OAl\IE SELLING.- We think it right to call the atten- tion of the Magistrates in each county in England to the provisions of the new Game Act, 1st and 2d Wil- liam IV., c. 32; and particularly to the 18th section, which we insert for the better information of the Jus- tices of the Peace :—Section 18.—" And be it enacted, that the justices of peace of every county, riding, divi- sion, liberty, franchise, city, or town, shall hold a special session in the division or district for which they usually act, in the present year, between the 15th and the 30th days of October, and in every succeeding year in the month of July, for the purpose of granting licences to deal in game; of the holding of which ses- sion seven days notice shall be given to each of the justices actmg for such division or district; and the mai-atity-of justices assembled at such session, or at some adjournment thereof, not being less than two, Are hereby authorized (if they shall think fit) to grant under their hands to any person being a householder, or keeper of a shop, or stall, within such division or district, and not being an innkeeper, or victualler, or licensed to sell beer by retail, nor being the owner, guard, or driver of any mail coach, or other vehicle employed in the conveyance of the mails of letters, or of any stage coach, stage waggon, van, or other pub- lic conveyance, nor being a carrier or higgler, nor being in the employment of any of the above-mentioned per- sons, a licence according to the form in schedule [A] annexed to this act, empowering the person to whom such licence should be so granted, to buy game at any place from any person who may lawfully sell game by virtue of this act, and also to sell the same at one house, shop, or stall only, kept by him; provided that every person, while so licensed to deal in game as aforesaid, shall affix to some part of the outside of the front of his house, shop, or stall, and shall there keep a board, having thereon in clear and legible charac ters, his Christian name and surname, together with the following words—that is to say," Licensed to deal in game." And every such licence granted in the pre- sent year shall begin to be in force on the 1st day of November in the present year, and shall continue in force until the 15th day of July, 1832; and every such licence granted in any succeeding year shall continue in force for the period of one year next after the grant- ing thereof." DUCKY-LANE THEATRE.—This theatre was crowded to excess on the night of Monday last to witness a pro duction which has for a long tin e been expected, and upon which, it was generally understood, neither labour nor-expsnse had been spared.—The histrionic art is said to be on the decline. If this he the case among our biped performers, no pains are spared to compen- sate, as far as possible, the deficiency, by cultivating the talents of four-legged and eke no-legged animals. Monday evening the following inhabitants of the forest made their first conges before an English au- dience :-A lion. a lioness, a tiger, a lama, a peiican, two elephants, two baboons, and two boa constrictors. Their keeper and tutor, M. Martin, takes a pantomimic part in the piece, and, in order to render the acquire- ments of his pupils available, the scene is principally laid in a forest, to which he has been banished by the Sultan. In the first act the Mahrattas, among whom he has taken refuge,are attacked by theSultan's troops, and defeated, Sadhusing (M. Martin) is left alone among his enemies, whose attacks he withstands for a considerable time, till, retiring exhausted, he commits himself to the protection of a couple of lions, who vigilantly and actively guard him against further dan- ger. This incident was well managed. Being sub- s t' subsequently taken prisoner, he is condemned to enter the cage of a ferocious lioness He does so; and armed with a spear, engages and vanquishes his enemy. It is in this combat thatM. Martin most successfully exhi- in this combat thatM. Martin most successfully exhi- bits the extraordinary docility and hannlessness to which he has reduced an animal more difficult to tame than perhaps any other. In this case the lioness roars, and leaps against the spear with all the characteristics ot fierceness, and at length lies quietly down, as though defeated after the most legitimate fashion. The two elephants are introduced in grand triumphal proces- sions; the pelican makes free with Harley's clitiier the baboon appropriates his turban the tiger and lama are chased by the Indians; and the two boa constric- tors are wound round a couple of children, who, run- ning forward, are released by M. Martin. In this manner do M Martin's performers fiLlY their parts, and as an Opera is said to be a vehicle for music, so this piece is an excellent omnibus for quadrupeds. As a spectacle'it yields to none of its predecessors. The dresses, decorations, &c. are gorgeous, and the scenery generally as beautiful as has ever been exhibited. The I last scene was remarkable for grouping and splendour of effect. Throughout the piece the stage illusion is so cleverly managed that the wiring which confines the lions and tiger to the back part of the stag-e is scarcely perceptible. M. Martin is a good pantomimist, and his attitudes were much applauded, Upon the whole, though the warm admirers of the legitimate drama may have their objections, still, as a novelty and a curiosity, and certainly as a gorgeous spectacle, the production merits the support of the public, and we hope will re- pay the management for the expense incurred. Wal- lack announced it for repetition amid loud cheers. A prologue was spoken by Mrs. Ogel", containing some happy allusions to the zoological exhibition. At Hatton-Garden Police-office London, on Wed- nesday last, a fine looking woman, who gave her name as El iza Clarke, was charged with having been found on Sunday night in the Pentonville-road, by police constable Barton, No* 160, E. apparently without the means of subsistence. The defendant said that she was an unfortunate girl, and had been so for the last six weeks. "1 am (she continued in a heart-broken tone) the daughter of a gentleman of property in Edinburgh, and about the time I mentioned was, under promise of marriage, tempted to leave my parental roof with an officer in the army. On our arrival in London, after putting off the wedding day after day, he deserted me, and I have since been driven to my present mode of living to support nature; hut having felt the remorse of conscience prick too deeply upon my heart, I had determined upon death rather than longer live upon such detestable earnings." The magistrates ordered that care should be taken of the poor creature until her tale is ascertained to be true or otherwise. Three hundred thousand of the inhabitants of the metropolis walked in procession on Wednesday last from their different parishes to St. James's Palace, with addresses to the King in favour of the Reform Bill, and' in approbation of the conduct of his Majesty's Minis- ters. It is described to have been a scene of gieat ex- citement, but of perfect order and defcorum. THE DEVIL A WHIG, AND SIR CHARLES WETHE- RELL.—Sir Charles Wetherell is reported to have said in the House of Commons on Wednesday night, that the Devil was the first Whig," quoting Dr. Johnsonas his authority the following anecdote will explain the matter, rather aukwardly for Sir Charles. In a large party at Oxford, where Johnson was present, the dis- pute happened to turn upon the origin of Whiggism. Johnson triumphantly challenged Dr. Crowe to tell him who was the first Whig. The latter finding him- self a little puzzled, Dr. Johnson tauntingly rejoined, I see, Sir, that you are even ignorant of the head of your party, but I will tell you, Sir; the Devil was the first Whig; he was the first reformer he wanted to set up a reform even in heaven." Dr. Crowe calmly replied, "1 am much obliged to you for your informa- tion, and I certainly did not foresee that you would go so far back for your authority yet I rather fear that your argument makes against yourself; for if the De- vil was a Whig, you have admitted that while he was a Whig he was in heaven, but you have forgotten that the moment he got into bell he set up for a Tory."— Lacon, 7th, edit. note, page, 172. HOAX.-Tiie following laughable hoax was played off on Saturday night, at the expense of the sexton of this parish. Some wags, desirous of calebrating the funeral obsequies of the Reform Bill, sent word to the grave functionary to toll the bell for" Mr. Bill, of Parliament-street," who had expired at a quarter past six o'clock that morning, aged 41. About nine o'clock in the evening the dismal peal was rung; and the hoax was not discovered until due honour had been rendered to the remains of the Bill.-Maidstone Gazette.
HOUSE OF LORDS, Monday, Oct. 17. The Duke of Clllnberla nd inquited whether the Noble and Learned Lord on the Woolsack in his remarks on Saturday respecting a pamphlet, alluded toaN oble and Learned Friend of his (Lord Eldon); On the part of that Noble and Learned Lord he disclaimed any con- nexion with such pamphlet. The Lord Chancellor meant no allusion to the Noble and Learned Lord alluded to by the Illustrious Duke. His (the Chancellor's) were—that the author of the Pamphlet was the venerable Father of the English Bar. Now, though the Noble and Learned Lord was a very old and venerable man, still he was not the father of the bar. One other remark he had made use of—he had not only called him the father of the English bar, but lie had said he was also the originator of Law Reform. Now no one could suppose (with these words in his mind), that he (the Chancellor) meant the Noble and Learned Lord (Eldon). The Duke of Cumberland expressed hirusêlf perfectly satisfied with the explanation.—The Hop Duties bill was read a third time and passed.—Adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS, Monday, Oct. 17. The Marquis of Chandos begged to ask his Majesty's Government, whether any reward had been offered, or any steps taken, to apprehend the persons concerned in the destruction of Nottingham Castle. ,y could not Mr. Stanley could not give the Noble Marquis the re- quired information.——A petition was presented infavour of the Irish Reform Bill.-In reply to a statement that the people of Ireland are in favour of the measure, Mr. Hunt expressed his doubts on the subject. Sir J. Burke observed Irelanil was unanimous in fa- vour of the bill. The Chancellor of the Exchequer then gave notice that he would to-morrow move the adjournment of the house over Wednesday next till the ensuing Thursday. j
v POSTSCRIPT. LONDON, WETNESDAY NIGKT. THE German papers received this morning, con- tain the official Russian accounts of the affairs in Poland at present. Marshal Paskewitsch appears to feel angry at the resistance offered to his arms after the surrender of Warsaw, and we un- derstand, from other sources, that his conduct, after the determination of the Poles to continue the war was manifested, became less conciliatory. He has dis- mantled Warsaw, from which it is conjectured that lie intends to tall back upon Russia, and not to winter in Poland. Although all, or almost all the armies which the Poles could bring into the field are ruined, yet there still exists abundant materials for insurrection in the country; and the- position of an invading army might be rendered uncomfortable if not precarious. Very unfavourable accounts have this morning*, been received from Davis's Strains relative to the whale fishery. Two vessel 's had been lost, and the whole quantity of oil collected did not exceed 2,000 tuns. A letter from Havannah of the 28th of August states that the hurricane which took place in the province of Cuba is unparalleled in the recollection of the oldest inhabitants. The walls in the Moro Castle have been rent, as also the magazines, and part of the walls in the military hospital. Seven vessels were wrecked in the harbour, besides others on the coast. The cholera, we regret to state, is decidedly fixed in Hamburgh/ In answer to a question from Sir Richard Vyvyan, last night, Mr. Poulett Thomson said that every precaution which it was in the powpr of govern- ment to take should be taken, in order to prevent the introduction of this scourge among us. The latestac"- count we have from Hamburgh is conveyed in the offi- cial retllrn from the Borson-hall, in the following ex- tract from a private letter, dated the 14tll Theie are 57 sick of the cholera, and 31 deaths. The victims have been antongst (he lowest classes, owing to the want of proper diet. On ihe breaking out of this calamity the consternation was very great, since which it has greatly subsided, and every hope is given that it will not rage to il great extent. Business has again been resumed. The Ex- change, theatres, and coffee-houses, are all open for public resort, and we are all in good spirits, and hope soon to give you good news." PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT.—The prorogation will take place to-morrow by the King in and not as it has been previously arranged by commission. At the King's Court, held at St. James's, this after- noon, the question relative to the piriod for the proro- gation was decided upon, and we understand that the Mouse will meet again before Christmas, in order to prepare the way for a renewal of the debates on the Reform Bill, early in the first month of the new year. The speech to be delivered by His Majesty to-morrow, oil the prorogation of parliament, it is also said at the West End, will contain rather a strong allusion to the rejection of the Bill, intended to improve the represen- tative system. h DORSET COUNTY ELECTION.- Fill(il Close of the Poll.-Tlic greatest interest was excited in the town as this severe contest approached to a conclusion. There were but very few votes unpolled, and they came up but slowly. At the close of the poll the numbers were.— Day's Poll. Grn Poll. The Right Ifon.Lord Ashley.24 1847 The Hon. W F. Ponsonby.,15 I SI I Majority for Lord Ashley 36 As soon as the ntiriibei-s ivere announced, the friends of Mr. Ponsonby protested against ttie return iin(i t scrutiny was demanded. About 400 votes are before the assessor, of which Mr. Ponsonby has a large ma- jority. The number of freeholders who have polled during this contest is greater hy many hundreds than have polled on any former occasion.
A SERMON will be preached at Sr. PETER'S CHUHCH, in this Town, the forenoon of Sunday next, BY THE RIGHT REVEREND The Lord Bishop of St. David's, In aid of the Society for propagating the Gospel in Foreig" Parts. After the Sermon a collection will be made at the Church Doors. D. A. WILLIAMS, Secretary. Carmarthen, Oct. 2hl, 1831. TO THE CLERGY OF THE SStotcge of t. 53abt!j% THE LORD BISHOP of ST.DAVID-S having been pleased, with a view to the convenience of the Clergy, to add the Rev. JOSHUA DA VI ES, of Llan- ybyther, R.D. to the COMMISSION already appointed for the EXAMINATION of CANDIDATES in the WELSH LANGUAGE, the Commissioners take this opportunity of requesting that the Candidates will in future communicate with them, or either of them, pre»iou<ly to presenting them- selves for Examination, proposing a day fortheir appearing at Lampeter, which, if convenient, the Commissioners will apprize them of. The Commissioners beg to recommend this as a means of obviating the difficulties and delays which Dr. Lewellin and Mr. Rees have in some instances had occasion to regret as very inconvenient to the Clergy- The Commissioners have recommended to the Bishop lIot to accept any Certificate which shall not bear at the lea,&; two signatures, and, as often as may be convenient, three. LLE. LEWELLIN, J. DAVIES. RICE ItEES. St. David's College, Oct. 18, 1831. NEW CAME ACT. NO TICE is hereby given, that every Person who under the provisions of the Act of 1st and 2d William IV. cap. 32, entituled 44 Au Act to amend the Laws in England relat ive to Game," shall obtain from the Justices of the Peace a License as Dealer in Girne, must before he will be. empowered to buy or sell any Hare, Pheasant, Par- tridge, Grouse, Heath or Moor Game, Black Game, and Bustard, pay the sum of Two Pounds to one of the Collec lors of Assessed Taxes for the Parish in which he resides, who will give a printed Receipt for the same, on payment of the further sum ofOue Shilling, which Receipt is to be exchanged for a Certificate to be signed by the Clerk to The Commis- s sioners of Taxes for the District; and if any Person shall, after, the 31st October, 1831 purchase or seil or otherwise deal in Game, before he has obtained the said Certtficete in exchange for a. Receipt, as above-mentioned, he will be liable, for every such offence, to a Penalty of Twenty Pounds. By order of His Majesty 's Commissioners for the affairs of Taxes. E. BATES, Secretary. MAIUBE. COUNTY of the BOROUGH of CARMARTHEN, Parish of St Peter. ro be *oil*# ibv XU]fttjonjl At the Guildhall of the said County of the Borough, on Tuesday, the 25th day of October instant, at 12 o clock at noon, ALL those several Heaps of MANURE, arising from the sweeping and cleansing of the streets: 7 of the said heaps are situate and I-ying at the upper end of Lammas-street; 3 heaps on Waundew and.2 heaps on the Furnace batik, at the upper end of Priory-street. Mr. William Williams, the Road Surveyor, will shew the C. Beveial heaps of Manure, on application made to htm for that purpose. By order of the Select Vestry, J A M ES BROWN, Vestry Clerk. Carmarthen, Oct. 18,1831.