A correspondent of the Chronicle says that a brother of
Lord Cotten- ham is an active canvasser for Lord Teignmouth in Marylebone. The Courier says that the Customhouse and other Government officers in Cuithness-shire are aiding Sir George Sinclair. According to the Scotsman, the Tories in Mid Lothian are pursuing a new mode of bribery, with some success- " They offer fifty or a hundred pounds for the property of a Liberal voter more than it is worth; and if he yields to the temptation., his vote, though not gained to them, is lost to the Liberal party. An elector must be very blind, if he does not see that this is neither more nor less than taking a bribe in an unu- sual way. The old practice was to give a man fifty pounds to vote for a Tory: the new is, to give him fifty pounds to abstain from voting for a Whig!"
In Westminster, a physician has lust his practice in three Tory i fami- lies for refusing to vote for Sir George Murray. Rely upon t, the Tories do not think that the game is up with them yet.
It is desirable to have a complete tabular view of the votes of Mem- bers of the House of Commons to refer to in the coming elections. A little pamphlet, entitled on the cover, " The Parliamentary Tell-Tale fur 1837," has been sent to us, professing to give this information ; but upon turning to the first page, we find that it supplies the votes of the session of 1836 only. This is a deception. Surely in the course of next week the publishers of the " Atlas of the Divisions of the House of Commons," or of " The Book of the Reformed Parliament," might get up such a table of votes from the Parliamentary Papers, as would answer the purpose of constituencies anxious to learn bow Mem- bers seeking reelection had performed their duty during the last six months.
Lord John Russell has appointed W. Windham Smith, son of the Reverend Sydney Smith, to the Junior Clerkship in the Home Office, vacant by the death of Mr. Venables. The office of Receiver of Police, held by the late Mr. Veriables, has been joined to that of Re- ceiver of Metropolitan Police, by which a saving of .5001. per annum has been made to the public. - —
The early break-up of the fashionable season, owing to the melan- choly death of the King, and the consequent dissolution of Parliament, has had a very serious effect upon a vast number of tradesmen and mechanics, especially those engaged in what is called the fancy trade ; to relieve whom, in some degree, as well as on account of the season of the year in which it takes place, it is supposed that the period of the general mourning will be considerably shortened.—Globe.
The first grand show for the season of the flowers of the Metropolitan Society of Florists and Amateurs, took place on Thursday, at the gar- dens at the Beulah Spa. The exhibition of flowers was most splendid; nothing could exceed the beauty of the geraniums, which were amongst the flowers exhibited for the rewards. The flowers were in every re- spect very superior to any exhibited this year. The arrangements at the grounds were excellently managed, there was every thing which the most fastidious could require to secure the amusement and the com- fort of the company. In addition to the band which is usually em- ployed on the grounds, there was the band of the Coldstream Guards, under the direction of Mr. Godfrey. Some very delightful pieces of instrumental music were performed. In the course of the day, the prizes were delivered to the successful candidates.