ffilistellantous. We understand that the Earl of Granville has been
appointed Paymas- ter-General; the salary of which office will be reduced to 2,000/. per an- num. Lord Granville will fulfil at the same time the duties of Vice-Pre- sident of the Board of Trade, without salary. It is probable that the Right Honourable E. J. Stanley will shortly be called up to the House of Lords; and in this case, as his removal will leave only one Under-Secre- tary of State in the House of Commons, Mr. G. C. Lewis will be appointed Under-Secretary for the Home Department, in the room of Sir Denis Le Merchant, who will resume his former office of Secretary of the Board of Trade. This arrangement will leave vacant one of the Secretaryships of the Board of Control; which will probably be filled by Mr. J. Wilson, the Member for Westbury.—Times, May 8.
Tuesday's Gazette announces the elevation of the Right Honourable Edward John Stanley, eldest son of Lord Stanley of Alderley, to the dig- nity of a Baron of the United Kingdom, by the title of Baron Eddisbury, of Winnington, in the county of Chester.
Mr. Henry Southern, Secretary of Legation to the British Embassy at Lisbon, is appointed her Majesty's Minister to the Government of Buenos .Ayres. Mr. Arthur Buller, some time Queen's Advocate in Ceylon, is to have the vacant Judgeship in India.
It is rumoured that Mr. Macaulay is about to retire from the Cabinet— Globe.
The obituary announces the death of Mr. William Cripps, the Member for Cirencester; who has sunk under a sharp attack of brain fever. It will be remembered that Mr. Cripps was the Member whose strictures in the Chartist debates made Mr. Feargus O'Connor hint at "satisfaction."
The National announces, on authority, that M. Guizot was married, in London, three years since, to the Princess Lieven. It was agreed, for politi- cal reasons, that the marriage should be kept secret as Jong as M. Guizot rimained in office.
Lord Stanley quoted a part of the subjoined despatch on Monday; but the context illustrates his comments.
VISCOUNT PALMERSTON TO MR. 1317LWER.
"Foreign Office, 20th April 1848. "
Sir—I have -received your despatch of the 11th instant, with its enclosures ; and I have to instruct you to state to the Duke of Sotomayor„ that her Majesty's Government entirely approve the step which you took in making your communication of the 7th Instant, and likewise your note of the 12th.
"That her Majesty's Government, however, are not at all offended, either by the sending back of your communication of the lilt of April or by the angry tone and language of the Duke of Sotomayor's note of the 10th, however they may regret the existence of those feelings In the minds of the Spanish Government, of which the lan- guage of his Excellency's note and the return of yours were proolts.
"Her Majesty's Government, in making to the Government of Spain the representa- tions and in giving the advice which your communication conveyed, were inspired by no sentiment but that of sincere friendship for Spain, and of deep interest In the wel- fare of Queen Isabella. They felt that in making that communication they were performing a duty, and not taking any undue liberty ; and therefore, at all events, it Is a satisfaction to her Majesty's Government to reflect, that although their counsel has been rejected and their communication has been returned, the note has nevertheless been read, and the counsel has been tendered ; and that whatever calamity may happen in Spain, her Majesty's Government stand acquitted of not having done what they could to prevent it.
" With regard to the contents of the Duke of Sotomayor's note, her Majesty's Go- vernment have only to observe, that If the right of her Britannic Majesty to the throne of the United Kingdom had been disputed by a pretending rival ; If civil war had arisen out of such a conflict of claims ; if the British Government had only a few years ago sent a special envoy to Madrid to solicit the assistance of Spain in order to place her Majesty on the throne ; if that assistance had been given, both morally by treaty engagements and physically by military and naval forces ; if the aid thus afforded by Spain had contributed in so essential a degree to secure the Crown to her Majesty, that It might with truth be said, without such aid her Majesty would not now have been Queen of England; If, moreover, there still remained a Pretender who asserted his right, and whose pretensions were backed by a large party in the United Kingdom ; and if upon every symptom of danger from that Pretender and that party, the British Government was in the habit of reminding Spain of the treaty engagements which she had entered Into, was also in the habit of asserting that those engagements were still in force, and was continually claiming the benefit of the alleged existence of those engagements ;—if all those things existed, and ifthe Government of Spain had, in a moment of general disturbance in Europe, warned the British Govern- ment of dangers by which, in their opinion, the security of her Majesty's throne was menaced, I think I may confidently affirm, that under such circumstances, any states- men who might be Ministers of the British Crown, instead of sending hack the note in which such representations were conveyed, and instead of replying to it in discourteous terms, would have accepted the communication in the same spirit of friendship in which it was made ; and whether they adopted or not the advice which it contained, would at least have considered it as a proof of the continued existence of that friendship on the part of Spain, to which in such case would have been owing the circumstance that those British Ministers had the honour of being advisers of the Crown, instead of being proscribed exiles in a foreign land. "You will transmit to the Duke of Sotomayor a copy of this despatch.
" I am, lice. (Signed) PALMERSTON."
The Schleswig-Holstein dispute in a measure began with the attempt of the late King of Denmark to enforce the female order of succession in Schleswig as well as in Denmark, in default of direct male heirs, whilst Holstein still followed the collateral male line. The representative of this female line is Prince Frede- rick of Hesse, the son of the Landgrave William of Hesse Cassel by the Princess Charlotte of Denmark. Prince Frederick is heir to Hesse Cassel by right of his father, and to Denmark by right of his mother, if, in the latter case, the direct
female line were preferred to the collateral male. The male line in Denmark ja represented by the Duke of Augnstenberg, now in arms against the Danish 1%. Prince Frederick is at present in London; and the Times states that he has ac- cepted an alternative put by the Chamber of Hesse Cassel—has chosen his German Jot, and resolved to renounce the claims of his family on the Danish crown. It ia assumed by the Times that the way for a peaceable arrangement of the Danish and Prussian quarrel is thus opened.
The votes given in favour of M. de Lamartioe at the different electoral colleges amount, says the Petrie, together to 3,548,201.
The Prince and Princess Metternich have removed from the Brunswick House Hotel to the Earl of Denbigh's mansion, in Eaton Square.
The Constittstiontiel announces, that on the day the National Assembly met for the first time, M. Thiess mounted guard at the municipality of the second arron- dissement.
The Prussians in their march upon Jutland quartered one night at Christians_ feld, a village of the sect of the Hernhutters. The Times correspondent says that the arrival astonished the prim and peaceful brotherhood not a little. But they made a virtue of necessity, and did their best to lodge the men of battle. General Wrangel and his staff took possession of the meeting-house, the wound-floor of which forms the only inn of the place: the houses of the 'sisters, and the slowed sisters,' were appropriated to other departments of the military atiministsa_ bon. As the community is only 600 in number, on whom 1,400 men are billeted, both brothers and sisters were thrown into affliction and cliff:wallies( by the sudden pressure of numbers upon space."
The batteries at Newhaven, East Blatchington' and Seaford, on the Sussex coost, are under repair, :and guns are arriving from Woolwich to be mounted on them.
It is stated that the Commissioners of Woods and Forests have appointed James Sheridan Knowles, the dramatist, to the charge of Shakspere's house at Stratford- on-Avon, at a salary of 2501. a year.—Globe.
The secretary of the committee in Dundee for raising subscriptions for the widow and children of Thom, the Inverary poet, writes to us thus—" I am glad to say that our fund progreasss in a very satisfactory way ; already it amounts to nearly 2001.; which sum, however, includes a grant of 201. from the Royal Lite- rary Fund, and several collections made at a distance sent in a lump to us: but a good deal will doubtless yet be done in other places; and in London the Cale- donian Society have formed a committee. We may thus one way or other, mas- ter more than 3001; which, invested safely and judiciously, will be very great as- sistance to the family."—Dumfries Herald.
Mr. Broderip quotes Bechstein, the rhapsodist, as thus interpreting part of the song of a favourite nightingale. Hark to the note of Philolmela--
o zosososososozozozozozozo, zirrhaffing.
Hezezezezezezezezezezezezezezeze, couar ho dze hot.
Iligaigaigaigaigaigalgaigaigal, guaiagai coricor dzio dzio pl."
Of which we will only say, that we hope it was more harmonious than it looks.— Church of England Quarterly Review.
A number of the Glasgow rioters were sentenced in the Circuit Court of Justi- ciary on Saturday. John Crosson was ordered to be transported for eighteen years; four other men for ten years each; and six are to be imprisoned for two years.
A man has been arrested near Avoca, in Wicklow, for a murder committed twenty-seven years ago.
Sylvester, the manager of the Brigg bmttet 'of the Lincoln and Lindsay Bank- ing Company, has absconded, leaving a deficiency in his accounts, it is said, of 8,0001. It is reported that he had been dabbling in railway shares.
Priscilla Fitzpatrick, who was accidently shot in the breast by her master's son, Mr. Montague Richard Leverson, of 18 Queen's Square, died on Tuesday, after many days of great suffering.
Saxton a lacemaker of Nottingham, has been killed by a very simple accident: stood he stoi talking in one of the streets at night, a man ran against him;. Saxton fell, his head struck the ground, and the concussion proved fatal.
Two Edinburgh youths seized a younger companion, and in joke bound him with cords and took him towards the Police-office on a pretended charge of steal- ing some trifle from his aunt. The poor boy became so agitated that a passenger interfered and set him at liberty: he went home, was put to bed, and in a few days died of the fright.
Last week, at Jersey, the lives of two children who had been surrounded by the tide, were saved by a little boy, son of Major Carlton, who, disgusted at the apathy of the spectators, rushed Into the water at the risk of his life.—Bristol Pr.
t is reported that a large quantity of Income-tax returns, Commissioners' as- sessments, and notes of appeal, has been sold as waste paper to Mr. Calcutt, a butcher of Ring's Cross. The documents are those belonging to St. Mary's Is- lington, and St. Luke's.
News has arrived of the massacre of a numberof Englishmen at the New Caledonia Islands. The Vanguard sailed from Sydney to trade at the islands. The ship was anchored off one of them; a quantity of sandal-wood was taken on board; and then a chief induced the master to go up one of the bays to obtain wood alleged to have been collected there. Mr. Cunningham, the master, with ten seamen, went up a bay in two boats; five men were left with the ship. Pre- sently, some Natives boarded the vessel; one attempted to murder the mate; and on his repulse more of the savages tried to get on board, but were beaten off. Nothing was heard of the captain and his people, and next day forty or fifty canoes were seen bearing down on the ship: the mate slipped her anchor, ran be- fore the wind, and outdistanced the canoes. He afterwards cruised about the bay for three days, but saw nothing of the missing people: there is no doubt they were all massacred. On the arrival of the Vanguard at Sydney, the Governor sent orders to the naval officer at New Zealand to proceed to the islands. It is surmised that two ships had previously been seized by the Natives, and the crews murdered.
Results of the Registrar-General's return of mortality in the Metropolis for the week ending on Saturday last—
Zymotle Diseases 271 Dropsy, Cancer, and other diseases of uncertain or variable seat
Tubercular Diseases. 192
Diseases of the Brain, Spinal Marrow, Nerves, and Senses.
Diseases of the Heart and Blood-vessels III Diseases of the Lungs, and of the other Organs of Respiration... . 158 Diseases of the Stomach, Liver, and other Organs of Digestion . • 49 Diseases of the Kidneys, Sc 14 Childbirth, diseases of the Uterus, Sc. 8 Rheumatism, diseases of the Bones, Joints, Sc. 9 Diacases of the Skin, Cellular 1 issue, Sc 1 Malformations 3 Premature Birth Ii Atrophy 25
Age 54 Sudden 13 Violence, Privation, Cold, and Intemperance 19
The temperature of the thermometer ranged from 99.00 in the sun to 29.0° in the shade; the mean temperature by day being warmer than the mean average
temperature by 2.1°. The direction of the wind for the week was variable. _
29 943 Number of Spring average.
.... 271 Total unspecified causes) 1015 (including 122 33 129 62 10 12 9 1 2 20 15 55 II