29 JULY 1843, Page 3


A. Court of Aldermen was held on Tuesday, for the despatch of busi- ness. The Lord Mayor presented a paper containing lists of inaccura- cies in gauging; representing that a great difference, injurious to the merchant, resulted from examinations by the City gauger as compared with those by the Customs gauger ; and in consequence, buyers, of olive oil for instance, gave the preference to the outports. He moved that the whole matter be referred to a Committee ; which was agreed to.

Mr. Cobden met with a rough reception at the Corn Exchange in Mark Lane, on Monday-

" The honourable Member," says an account in the Morning Chronicle, "in company with one or two City gentlemen, paid a visit to the Corn Exchange, for the purpose of witnessing the proceedings ; and, after making the round of the market, was about to retire, when it became buzzed about that the great Anti- Corn-law agitator was present. A general rush almost simultaneously took place towards the spot where the honourable gentleman was quietly engaged in con- versation ; and the cry of Cobden, Cobden! turn him out, turn him , ! 'was raised by a few rude partisans of monopoly, and several handfuls of wheat were thrown over the person of the honourable gentleman. This most uncourteous treatment excited the indignation of all the respectable parties on the Exchange ; and after a few remonstrances, followed by a slight repetition of the offence, a scuffle ensued between some of the most sturdy advocates of opinion on both sides, in which we believe the violators of public decorum got considerably the worst of it. After the confusion had somewhat subsided, and the honourable gentleman had become acquainted with the rather warm nature of the interest he had excited, Mr. Cobden retired from the Exchange, laughing heartily at the strange storm of wheat and words that had so unexpectedly disturbed the sober business of the day."

Mr. Ruding, one of the proprietors of the Exchange, subsequently sent a letter to Mr. Cobden, expressing the belief that every respectable party connected with the place, whatever their political opinions, joined in regretting the scandalous treatment which the visiter had received.

At Marylebone Police-office, on Monday, Mr. Gulliver was finally examined on the charge of being concerned in the late fatal duel ; and he was held to bail to answer the charge at the trial. He was also held to bail before the Coroner, on Tuesday. An opinion was than ex- pressed by his counsel, that the other accused parties would surrender at the trial.