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Basle, Oct. 14. — On Wednesday, the 18th of October, a beginning will be made to blow oil the walis of tliiiiiii-tieit. the anni- versary of the memorable battle of Lcipsic is destined for the destruction of a furtress which lias been so derrimclltul to our city, and as long as it stood was ali obstacle to the neutral- ity of Switzerland, which never could be fully observed while she was under the cannon of Huningueu. Hut now that II uniugnclt is L% removed, and Versaix incorporated with our country, the greatest hindrances are removed, and Switzerland under the prolechou of a gtia. ranteed aud iastiug neutrality, will be abie to look with tranquillity and to peace to future political storms; and, as btcollles all honest and peaceable people, will have no occasion to interfere in any political disputes. Accounts by the Sparrow slale, that the Clorinde wns wailing the orders of the Prin- cess of Wales. The Rivoli went fo Malta, and from thence was to proceed to Constanti- nople for our Minister* and may be shortly expected home. The A Igerine squadron, con- sisting of seven sail, passed up I lie Si rails from off Cadiz, at which port a Spanish frigate had arrived with money; and the Dutch squadron were cruising in the Mediterranean for the Algerines. 'Ihe American squadron, com- manded by Commodore Bainbridge, in the Independence, 76 gUlis, sailed from Gibraltar for America on the 7th inst. The Gnerrier, Commodore Decatur, arrived there Ihe fol- lowing day from Messina, and sailed for Ame- rica on the 9th. Two tit their frigates, and some smaller vessels, under the command of Commodore Shaw, were at anchor when the Sparrow sailed. M. d'Argeuson, who excited such a tumult in the French Chamber of Deputies, from his unguardedly giving currency lo the false ru- mours of the tiiiii-der of tito Protestants in the South of Prance, when opposing the law against Sedition, is a person extremely ob- noxious to the ancient nobility, though him sclf an ancient Noble, and the descendant of the celebrated d.Argensou. He performed the functions of Prefect under Buonaparte, and assisted at the ceremeny oflhc Champ de Mai; his conduct at the time was milch talked of, and even excited astonishment, in couse- quence of his name and connections. Folir fine burses have been sent by the vete- ran Hetniau Platoff, as a present to his lloyal Highness the Prince Regent. They were landed from on board the Duke of Wellitigtot, packet at Newhaven, (,-it Sunday last. flow street•—Charles P. Stone was brought to the Oiliev, in the custody of Vickery, charged with breaking open a letter and sleal. ing a gold brooch, at the time he was em- h t, ployed as a sorter III the General Two-penny Post office. Tile Solicitor to the Pod otlice attended, and stated the suspicions generally against, the prisoner. The CoulIsel for itio prisoner contended, that this was not sufficient to detain him in custody. The Magistrate, however, was of a different opinion, and said, that it was laid down in Coke's institutes, that a Magistrate may commit for trial on suspi- cion only, as it was not he who was to try, but the Jury. To satisfy, however, the Learned Gentleman, although Mr. Brydges, a princi- pal in the Two-penny Post olltce, was not present, his written information was read, which stated, that a letter directed to George Henry Elliot, Esq. of Hanwell, which con- tained a gold brooch, which passed through tho prisoner's hands on the 19th of July last, had been stolen, and the brooch seen in the prisoner's possession in the month of August. The prisoner was ordered to be committed for further examination. He was only acquitted on Saturday, at the Old Bailey, of slealiug a letter containing a 301, note. I W. Ebbage, gamekeeper at Heydon-hall, having sel a spring gun in one of the wood*, c I and ran against She wire, when the gun went oft, tsy wh .ch he was dreadfully wounded, and uovv lies in a dangerous slate. I A Comics! was held on Tuesday at Carlton- !lolls(!, f' i, the purpose of an order for I the Prorogation of Parliament, from fhe 2d of j November (o the 11th of Jalluarv, inslead of the 1st of February, according to" Ihe former order. It was found that, by exceeding the usual interval of SO days, some questions of privilege might be raised, and it has therefore to recur to a customary pe- riod, although it remains decided, that Par- liament is not fo meet for the dispalch of bu- t siness till t,hc ht of Fchrnary. I A. most horrid and wantou acl of fratricide was ou Saturday se'unight committed at Car- i dig-an. Thos. Morris, butcher, having had a quarrel with the wife of his brother, John r' Morris, John remonstrated with him on Ihe subject, upon which he, with a large case knife, wounded him m the face. John,as the only means of self-defence, immediately knocked his assailant down; but the monster, upon gelt ing upon his legs, plunged his kuife II into the body of his brother, and left him dead on the spot. He then made his escape. Oil Saturday morning last, a young man, a sailor, was taken out of the water, drowned, I at Wapping New-slairs; and what is most ex- traordinary, immediately siler he was taken out, his temples bled as profusely as if alive after receiving all accident. It appears that lie belonged to a coasting vessel which went down the river about three weeks ago, and in two days ruler she sailed Use unfortunate young man fe!i overboard and was k»st the of ilie vesqel wrote to ilie ttecea!;ed's lather, who arrived from Scarborough, and was about takillg a boat to cross the viater just in time to recognise his son. It has been already staled that Lucien Ruo- naparte is now permitted to reside t full Ii- berty in »he Roman Slates. The Decree con- ceniing liiiii, signed by Lord Castlereagh, Count Ncs9Clrodü, and Prince Harden berg1, ia nearly as fallows :—" The Allied Powers have no objection to Lucien Buonaparte'* freely returning to the dominions of the Pope, provided the Government engages not to let him, or the members of his family, escape be- yond the frontiers of the Roman Stales."— Wetrust the Roman Government will look to its pledge, for Lucien is one of the most dan- gerous of the family. The removal of Gog and Magog from the sittintiott which they have so long occupied in Guildhall, has excited much displeasure, we understand,among thecitizens in general, who do not like to have these reliques disturbed, as thereby the awlnl charm of auliquily ha* been destroyed. If, in compliance with the tasle of tlte limcs. theMe figures had been re- moved altogether, there would have been lot* reason for objection, though we then might have felt regret at the loss of what reminded us of good old limes. Union Hull.—A curious case occurred at this OlKce on Saturday. A man who some time ago lost a pig, discovered it, a few day. since, at the house of a willow lady in the neighbourhood. He applied for his properly, hut the lady refused to give it up, saying she nad bought it, '1 he man obtained the Magis- trate's order lor the attendance of both lady and pig at the OfHce. The lady deposed as fo tlll LIllie when she purchased the pig. The man claiming it, uuf ortunalely could uot swe: t to the tf;i), oii %viiieli lie lost It i but It(; re(lut.%L- ed (hat liie Magistrate would order the pig to be turned loose in ihe street, and he would place a ID/, note on his back, and if the pig did not immediately go to his old slye, he wonld willingly forfeit both pig and itole.- The experiment was tried, and (lit) was no sooner -is the Blall had fore- seen, he set oil at full speed, anil did not stop till he reached the yard of hIS original master. Grand Pedestrian Match at tiot-hesier.- iiaker started yesteiday morning at half-past five o'clock, lo perform 1000 miles in 81 day« in the Cossack field, Rochester, and was ac- companied to the slarting post by Messrs Chambers, sen. KstlU, and the Gentlamen com- posing the Cossack Cricket Club, all of whom loudly cheered him on commencing. He was dressed in a Watermau's flannel coat, fustian frock and trowsers, wearing a pair of half boots, in which he has travelled several hun- dreds of miles; they weigh three pounds three quarters. Hisfrieuds most earnestly requested him to have shoes, but in that they could not prevail, as Baker wishes at present to have his favourite bools he carries in his hand a thick hazel stick, which he swings as he walks aiong, in his gait he rather stoops he performed 12 miles and three quarters before breakfast, at halt past eight o'clock, resting then only 20 minutes; at ten he had accomplished '20 mile*, at a q uarler past one, when he went to dinner, 31 he started again at a quarter past two o'clock, and at four had made good 40 miles, and finally 52 at seven o'clock, when he retir- ed for the night. The ground was in good order, audit was nearly the whole of the b day thronged with spectators. The origin of some of the Marshals ofrrance is truly singular; the following may be de. pended on :-M,-tsseiia was a private soldier in the Regiment Royale Italien. Upon iisbeiii- engrafted 011 the Royal Corse, or the Royal Corsican Regiment, he was made Adjutai)t.- He was advanced in the Revolution of 89, to the rank of Colonel of National Guards, and so got on.—Jourdan was a private soldier, aud a deserter. His father obtained his discharge and thereby his pardon. He afterwards mar- ried a female follower of the army of tie lowest description, but was, for talent aad in- trepidity, taken up in the Revolution and rose to his present raiik.-Ouiiuot actually served in a family at the age of 14 or 15'; but, after being in service a short time, he wav found so intelligent, and of so handsome a person, that a patron put him to school, where be was translated to a Gaptaincy in the National Guards, aud rapidly on to his present elevated civil and military rank.