Sir W. Geary at Gravesend ; Sir W. Wynne and
Mr. Jones at Rnthin ; Mr. Wood at Halifax ; and Mr. Pendarves and Sir C. Lemon at Redruth in Cornwall. At the last, Sir C. Lemon stated that he had received a letter from Lord John Russell, requesting his attend- ance in the House on the morning of Thursdayftext to vote against Sir Charles Sutton for the Speakership.
Some extraordinary manceuvres will be disclosed before a Com- mittee of the House of Commons on the petition from Worcester against the return of Mr. Bailey ; for example, the polling of the dead
by proxy ! It is whispered also that a magistrate acted as a valet de chambre en chef to these. The petition, we learn, will not be con-
ducted by Colonel Davies, but by a small Land (seven) of wealthy and patriotic individuals, anxious to wipe off the foul stigma which has been thrown upon their ancient city ; and it is confidently anticipated that the result of the scrutiny will be the seating Colonel Davies, by a majority of above one hundred. Neither will the matter be allowed to rest here, for a large subscription has been secretly entered into for the
purpose of taking legal proceedings against, not the tempted, but the tempters. To guard also against the charge of vindictiveness, a few only of the chief performers will be selected and hung up in terrorent for the future.—Birmin9kam Advertiser.
It is in contemplation by the Liberals of Wakefield, to establish an association for electioneering purposes, such as attending to the Over- seers' and Revising Barristers' Lists, &c.
On Wednesday week, whilst Lord Darnley was engaged in giving directions to some workmen employed in felling timber in Cobham Park, he took up an axe with the intention of lopping a branch ; when, unfortunately he struck his foot, cut off one toe, and nearly severed another. Had not his Lordship's boot been thick, the accident might
have been fatal; but it is hoped no serious consequences will ensue.— West Kent Guardian. [Locked-jaw, however, followed ; and his Lord- ship died on Wednesday last, after suffering severely.]
Sir Charles Wetherell has been appointed Temporal Chancellor of the County Palatine of Durham and Sadberge, in the place of Robert
Hopper Williamson, Esq., deceased ; Sergeant Atcherly, Attorney- General to the Bishop of Durham, in the room of Sir Frederick Pol. Jock, recently appointed Attorney-General tr., the King; and C. Creswell, Esq., Solicitor-General to his Lordship, vies Sergeant Atcherley.—Durhann Advertiser.
The weavers of Coventry, employed in the plainer branches of their manufactures, have struck for a continuance of the present scale of wages, which some of the masters wish to reduce. They have paraded in the town in large bodies, but as yet their demeanour has been quite peaceable. They bear this inscription on one of their placards, " Wil- ling to labour, but doomed to starve."
The transport George Calming, having on board the Euphrates ex- pedition, lay at anchor in the Mersey, opposite Birkenhead, on Sunday week ; and, as it was expected she might get out to sea next tide, a steamer came off to her with the last of the stores. While these were being transshipped, a tidewaiter, of the name of James Dickinson, who could not swim, in passing from one vessel to the other, fell into the river. At this time it blew a gale of wind, and there was a high sea in the Mersey ; and greatly were we surprised, when Mr. Fitzjames, (one of the officers of the Euphrates expedition), in boots, coat, hat, &c. instantly sprang from the George Canning after the drowning man. He succeeded in reaching him ere long, and in supporting him by the hair while he floated on his back. They had drifted down a consider. able way before the steamer overtook them ; but, at length, they were rescued from their perilous situation, and brought back to the George Canning ; where Mr. F'itzjames received the congratulations of his brother officers and their friends, who had gone off to take leave. On inquiry, we find that Mr. Fitzjames served lately on board his Majesty's ship Winchester.—Liverpool courier. The Corporation have since conferred on Mr. Fitzjames the freedom of the borough ; and a few gentlemen in the Exchange Newsroom have presented him with a splendid silver goblet, with beautifully-executed marine devices, and a suitable inscription.—Liverpool Albion.
A bold but unsuccessful attempt at smuggling was made at Little- hampton on Monday week. Before day-break on the morning of that day, a fine galley, 52 feet in length, 'sailed up the harbour at a most rapid rate, calculating on being able to reach the appointed spot, two miles up the river, ere the Customhouse officers could reach her. Owing, however, to some miscalculation, " the company," as they are technically termed—that is, the men employed to convey away the cargo—assembled at a spot further than the galley could be navigated, and thus a quantity of 306 tubs, ten bales of tea, and the galley, which is a beautiful boat, fell a prey to the Customhouse officers, who pur- sued her till she grounded in the river.
To such runs extent have depredations been carried on in fields and orchards in the neighbourhood of this town, that neither posts, rails, hurdles, nor any other moveable article can remain ; several of the pro- prietors and occupiers have formed themselves into a night police, in order to detect the depredators.—Sherborne Journal.
On Monday forenoon, the servants of Mr. Roberts, residing at Little Ealing, hear Brentford, discovered that one of the hay-ricks in the stack-yard had been set on fire. Assistance was immediately pro- cured, and the fire was subdued after about four loads had been destroyed. After the fire was extinguished, a match and some lighted tinder were found on the spot.
A fire occurred on Wednesday night at the residence of Mr. Joseph (an opulent Jew merchant), in the Paragon, Streatham. A marriage having taken place in the family that day, it was intended to celebrate the same, according to the national custom, with music and dancing in the evening. A temporary canvas room, capable of containing 500 persons, had been erected on the lawn behind the house ; and in lighting this up, by some inadvertence the canvas was set fire to. Before the engines could arrive, the whole had been destroyed ; but further mischief was prevented by the exertions of the guests.