11 DECEMBER 1841, Page 8

The abrupt termination of Mr. Smith's trial, and the unexpected

re- lease of Mr. Rapallo, have excited much surprise and some mistrust throughout the week ; and the mystery has of course given birth to many surmises. The ill-disposed towards Government, says the Times today, have embraced the opportunity of declaring everywhere, that "there were those implicated in the affair whom it was convenient to screen ; that at least two noble Lords, more or less connected with the Administration, were involved in the affair; and hence it was con- trived to cut the whole investigation short, and to suppress all the evi- dence." It is asked where all the money realized by the fraud can have gone to ? The Times thinks that stockjobbing fully accounts for the disappearance of the largest sums.