20 JULY 1844, Page 10


The Duke of Wellington reviewed various regiments of the House- hold Brigade on Saturday, in Hyde Park. After the review, his Grace gave a grand banquet at Apsley House to the officers of the regi- ments, including the Duke of Cambridge, as Colonel of the Coldstream Guards.

Earl and Countess De Grey and suite arrived in St. James's Square late on Tuesday evening, from Dublin.

The Marchioness of Londonderry gave a grand fancy-dress ball at Holdernesse House on Tuesday evening. The Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge and the Dutchess of Gloucester were among the company. The character dances consisted of the Waverley Quadrille as danced at the Waverley Ball, and the Quadrille of the Queens of France, in which the characters were sustained by married ladies.

We regret to hear that Lord John Russell has been detained in the country by the indisposition of Lady John Russell ; who, however, is, we believe, gradually recovering.—Morning Chronicle. The Gazette of Tuesday announces the appointment of the Honour- . able Lucy Maria Kerr to be one of the Maids in Ordinary to her Ma- jesty in the room of the Honourable Harriet Lister.

Two " beautiful cubs," a lion and a lioness, the property of Mr. Van Amburgh, were exhibited last week to the Queen and Prince Albert, the Dutchess of Kent, and a party of ladies and gentlemen, in the Royal drawingruom at Windsor Castle. Mr. Wallatt, who exhibited the ani- mals, received a handsome present.

The new Governor-General of India reached Alexandria in the Geyser, from Marseilles, on the 22d of June ; and after having had one public and several private audiences with the Pacha, departed on the 25th for Cairo.

Mr. Russell, the plaintiff in the qui tam actions, threatened an action for libel against the Morning Post fur its report of Lord G. Bentiock's attack on his character in the House of Commons. In a letter from Mr. Russell in yesterday's Post, he accepts the offer of publishing a counter-statement, and promises to withdraw the action, as he should be " very sorry to punish the editor of any newspaper for merely dis- charging a duty fraught with so much public benefit as the publication of a fair report of a debate in Parliament."

The bodies of eleven of those who were drowned by the wreck of the Manchester steamer, at the mouth of the Elbe, including all the passen- gers and Captain Dudley, have been cast on shore, and recovered. One of the bodies is that of an unknown gentleman, round whose neck was fastened a sum of money amounting to 3,900 marks.

During Saturday night and Sunday morning, London was visited by ;heavy gale of wind ; which was also felt along the South-eastern coast, and at Liverpool. Little damage is reported. A great deal of rain fell on Saturday. On Monday, St. Swithin's Day, there was no rain in the Metropolis ; bat there was a severe storm in various parts of the country.

Sir James Graham has decided that there is no ground whatever for interfering with the conviction of Barber ; and that convict is now on hik passage to his place of punishment. A new Government steam-frigate is to be built, to be called the "Bull- dog, which, we are told, will be of the same class as the " Growler." Pine-apples are likely to become much cheaper in England than they have hitherto been, as large quantities now arrive from the Bahamas. At a sale of three thousand on Tuesday last, the prices varied from two to five shillings each.