15 DECEMBER 1832, Page 13

The election at Canterbury has been graced by a candidate

of extra- ordinary pretensions,—a Sir W. COURTENAY, a Knight of Malta who wears a beard, and lives at an inn. He has won the hearts Of the people, but not of the voters. His principal attraction seems to have been his dress.

" Thousands of persons have been assembled in Canterbury to-day, to see Sir W. Cotirtenay ; on account of the splendour of his dress, which is a rich crimson velvet, with gold fringe and tassels."

He must have looked very like his dining-room curtain—if he has got one.