Cabinet Councils were held again in the Foreign Office on Saturday and on Monday, with a full attendance of Ministers.
We understand that Mr. B. Peacock, Queen's counsel, is to have the appointment of Legal Member of the Supreme Council of India, rendered vacant by the death of the late Mr. Drinkwater Bethune.-3forning Chronicle.
The obituary records the death of an English Peer, an English Baro- net, and of some Englishmen and foreigners of untitled fame.
The Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, an estimable nobleman, at the head of a branch of the Howard family, died on the 4th instant, at his residence, Charlton House, near Malmesbury ; respected as a good specimen of the " fine old English gentleman." He is succeeded by his son Viscount Andover.
Sir John Gladstone, Baronet, died on the 7th, at Fasque in Kincardineshire, in the eighty-seventh year of his age : another of the many instances which the moral and energetic sons of Scotland have given of successful enterprise in the South. Sir John was the eldest son of Thomas Gladstones of Leith The dropped the "s," by Royal licence, some fifteen years ago] : he made a great fortune as a merchant in Liverpool, and died on the estate which he purchased with that fortune. He is succeeded by his eldest son, Thomas, formerly Member for Ipswich. Another son is Mr. Robertson Glad- stone, the merchant of Liverpool ; the youngest son is Mr. William E. Gladstone, the accomplished Member for Oxford University.
Law and literature lose an ornament in Basil Montague, Queen's coun- sel, formerly a Commissioner in Bankruptcy ; who died on the 27th Novem- ber, at Boulogne, in the eighty-second year of his age. The distinction ac- quired by Mr. Montague in his profession was not the only feature of his life which made him a public character. He was the son of John, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, by the celebrated beauty of her day, Miss Margaret Reay. The death of Miss Rosy by the hand of another distracted lover, the Reve- rend James Hackman, and the execution of Mr. Hackman, form portions of a tragic romance not yet faded from the memory of those who can carry per- sonal recollections to the final year of the last century. An eminent classical name is strack out of the living roll by the death of Mr. George Dunbar, Professor of Greek literature iu the University of Edin- burgh, and author of the standard Lexicon. Pnessnitz, the founder of hydropathy, died at Graefenberg, on the 26th November, at the age of fifty-two.
The Prussian pastor Wilhelm Meinhold, author of the Amber Witch, died on Sunday, at Charlottenburg. He was one of the leaders of the old Lutheran party in Pomerania, but had for some years lived in retirement. His son has joined the Roman Catholic Church.
Mr. James Bacon, the son of Mr. Bacon,. Q.C., has been appointed Secre- tary of Causes to the Master of the Rolls, in the room of Mr. Murray, ap- pointed Clerk of Records and Writs.
Captain Erasmus Ommanney, who has just arrived in command of the Discovery exploring ship from the Arctic regions, has been appointed Deputy- Comptroller of the Coast-Guard, in the place of the late Commander Spar- sholt, deceased.—Shipping Gazette.
The project of establishing a new convict settlement at New Caledonia, in the Southern Archipelago, has for some time occupied the attention of her Majesty's Government, and active steps for the purpose are at this moment under consideration. The island is described by those who have visited it in whaling-ships as presenting resources of a most valuable character, teeming with vegetation, and abounding in varieties, of timber, of the best description, suitable alike for shipbuilding and other useful purposes, whilst the chmate is, at the same time, said to be delightfully salubrious, and the harbours already known safe and capacious.—North British Daily Mail.
The Government Commissioners of Emigration have arranged that the ship Mangerton shall sail from Birkenhead with Government emigrants to Australia. This is the first vessel which they have despatched from the Mersey.—Liverpool Times.
By an order of the Belgian Government, travellers will not be allowed to enter Belgium unless their passports have been signed by a Belgian consul in the country from which they proceed.
Sir Robert Peel announces that his entire stud is to be sold by analog/ by Messrs. Tattersall and Son. In the advertieement announcing the sale, it is stated that Sir Robert " is declining hunting with the Atherstone hounds, in consequence of the unsportsmanlike conduct and political ani- mosity, even in the hunting-field, of certain Protectionist farmers."
The American ship France, from Antwerp to New York, with 200 emi- grants and a full cargo, arrived at Portsmouth some days since in a damaged state, having been in collision with an unknown ship in the Channel. It was found necessary '
sary to land the passengers and lodge them on shore • and her Majesty, hearing of the circumstance, was pleased to order that daily rations should be issued to each person at her expense.—Portsinouth Times.
A curious fact for astronomers has just been ascertained. In the papers of the celebrated Lalande, recently presented to the Academy of Sciences by M. Arago, there is a note to the effect that so far back as the 25th October 1800, he and Burekhardt were of opinion, from calculations, that there must be a planet beyond Uranus; and they occupied themselves ..for some time in try- ing to discover its precise position.—Literary Gazette.
As one of the Customs lockers was on his way home to Osten near Birken- head, the other evening, he was stopped by a gigantic robber, who demanded his money. The officer pulled out a huge pipe ; the robber, mistaking the pipe for a pistol, took to his heels and fled.
A "ghost" has been captured at Manchester. As a man and his wife were going homewards at night, the woman was alarmed at seeing a white "ghost" down an alley. The husband resolved to have a closer view of the spectre, chased it, and seized a man who had been robbing a mill of white calico, which he had wound round his person.
There were no fewer than 87,694 foreign watches, and 64,784 clocks, im- ported into this country during the first ten months of this year.
Two hundred live hares have been sent from Woodbridge in Suffolk to Paris ; with what object does not appear.
Results of the Registrar-General's return of mortality in the Metropolis for the week ending on Saturday last— Ten Weeks Week
of 1841-30. of 1851..
Zymotie Diseases 2,433 .... 243
Dropsy, Cancer, and other diseases of uncertain or varlaMe seat, 490 .... 49
Tubercular Diseases 225 Diseases of the Brain, Spinal Marrow, Nerves, and Senses 1;240 149 Diseases of the Heart and Blood-vessels 406 49 Diseases of the Lungs, and of the other Organs of Respiration. 1 2,33.3 233
Diseases of the Stomach, Liver, and other OrgansDigestion 619 62 Diseases of the Kidneys. .9c 102 6
Childbirth, diseases of the Uterus, tke 96 10
Rheumatism, diseases of the Bones, Joints, &c FA a
Diseases of the Skin, Cellular Tissue, &c 14 1 ti
Malformaons 20 3
Premature Birth 233 29 Atrophy 137 27
Age 66/ 76
Sudden 94 ..., a
Violence, Privation, Cold, andIntemperance 247 .... 38
Total (including unspecified causes) 11,229 1,318