15 DECEMBER 1832, Page 13

The siege of Antwerp is not the only contest going

on in Belgium. The outposts of the two leading Morning Papers are skirmishing, and they interlard the history of the French in the Netherlands with des- patches of their private movements. Not content with rivalling each other in the rapidity of their couriers, they are informing against each other to the Belgian Government, by way of securing a monopoly of information. The editors at home of course take part with their ad- vanced guard ; and thus a pretty respectable war is maintained, with about as little public advantage as the operations of Marshal GERARD himself.