29 MAY 1841, Page 9


A flood of electioneering gossip is poured into all the newspapers, in anticipation of the approaching dissolution ; but the statements hitherto have been confined chiefly to rumours and jejune predictions orpossible events.


'ONDON CITY. Mr. Grote retires. On Saturday, a number of gentlemen who had met for the purpose of presenting a requisition to the Lord Mayor to call a meeting to petition against the Corn-laws, having learned that Mr. Grote would not again come forwardedopted a requisition to Lord John Russell to allow himself to be put in nomi- nation at the next general election as a candidate to represent the City of London. Lord John, says the correspondent of the Times, had pre- viously been spoken of for the Tower Hamlets, in lieu of Dr. Lushington. The Tory papers now enumerate seven probable candidates—Mr.

Lyall, Mr. Chapman, Mr. Masterman, Mr. J. H. Palmer, Alderman Pine, Sir Peter Laurie, and Mr. Wolverley Attwood.

The Morning Chronicle mentions an eighth candidate, though as if' another were preferred- " Sir Robert Peel is talked of ; but the greatest favourite would appear to


be Sir Peter Laurie. The worthy knight s warmly supported by the Tory portion of the Corporation. The objections raised against him are, that he is not sufficiently aristocratical, not being a member of the Conservative Club : moreover, he is suspected of a leaning in favour of his former Liberal opi- nions, having publicly declared that he is not unfavourable to an alteration in the existing Corn-laws; his chief objection being to the time of the altera- tion."

MARYLEBONE. The report that it is the intention of Mr. Bond Cabbell to come forward in the Conservative interest is repeated. We are authorized to state that Sir Benjamin Hall will again come forward as a candidate for the representation of Maryleboue at the approaching dissolution.—Morning Chronicle. Commodore Napier attended another meeting of his friends on Tuesday evening, at the King and Queen Tavern on Paddington Green. The meeting received his address in the most favourable man- ner, and signified their approval unanimously. He promised that if be were elected he would resign his command.

G REENWICIL It is understood that Captain Dundas, the former Whig Member for the borough, will endeavour to unseat Mr. Wolverley Attwood. The Times calls to mind that Mr. Attwood has always voted against the New Poor-law, and is therefore reassured of his election.

TOWER HAMLETS. The Times gives the following list of persons likely to be candidates on the retirement of Dr. Lushington—" Mr. Hume, the discarded of Middlesex, or Mr. W. Coates, the ginshop- keeper in 'Whitechapel, in the Whig-Radical interest. and Mr. W. Cotton, the &1st India Director ; Mr. Robinson, a merchant, and Mr. G. F. Young, the shipbuilder and ship-owner of Limehouse, on the Conservative interest."


Asnnurrrom. Mr. Mackillop is the Conservative candidate, in oppo- sition to Mr. Jardine.—Standard.

BATH. Mr. Roebuck is canvassing the electors. The Bristol Mer- cury mentions Lord Duncan, Lord Newark, Lord Darlington, and Mr. Ellis junior, as likely to be candidates. The Bath Journal, which names Mr. NV. II. Hobhouse as a candidate, says that the two Liberal parties in the town should coalesce ; that if they do, they can return two Mem- bers—if not, the Tories will return two.

BARNSTAPLE. The Times contradicts the report of the Globe that Mr. Hodgson will retire.

BEWDLEY. Sir T. E. INInnington again comes forward on the Li- beral interest ; and the Worcestershire Chronicle cannot doubt the cer- tainty of his ralection in the event of a contest.

BLACKBURN. The Birmingham Gazette gives a rumour that Mr. Hornby will be a Tory candidate for BLickburn.

BRIDPORT. Mr. Mitchell, a Radical, according to the Tory accounts, and Mr. Cochrane, a Tory, the son of Sir Thomas, are canvassing against each other. Mr. Warburton stands again, of course.

BRIGHTON. Sir Adolphus Dalrymple, the Tory, showed himself to his friends on Saturday. Of Mr. Wigney, who proposed to come for- ward as a second candidate, the Chartists complain that he did not redeem his pledges ; and the Times' correspondent declares their hostility fatal. Captain Pechell's reelection is considered certain.

BRISTOL. Mr. William Tripp has been invited to stand on the Tory interest conjointly with Mr. Miles, the sitting Member. A requisition to Mr. Berkeley has been signed, and the Bristol Gazette anticipates a sharp struggle.

CAMBRIDGE. If the Cambridge Advertiser may be trusted, Sir Alex- ander Grant has given great dissatisfaction to many of his constituents,

by his disgustingly selfish conduct on the question of the Sugar- duties Bill" ; and Mr. Charles Wagstaff will strive to oust him.

CHESHIRE, NORTEL Mr. Cornwall Legli, a large landed proprietor, contests this division of the county with the Secretary to the Treasury, Mr. E. J. Stanley.

CHESHIRE, SOUTH. Mr. John Tollemache, a Tory, opposes Mr. Wilbraham.

CHRISTCHURCH. Mr. Jervis, say several papers, is to be the antago- nist of Sir George Rose, the Tory Member.

CIRENCESTER. Report names Mr. William Cripps and Mr. E. Hop- kins, whose politics are not stated, as the successors of Mr. Joseph Cripps and Mr. T. W. C. Master, who are Tories.

DORSETSHIRE. The Times endeavours to call forth a third candi- date to oust the Whig Member, in conjunction with the two Tory Members ; adding—" It is understood that Lord Stavordale will offer himself in the Radical interest, and that his relative, Mr. F. Strang- ways, will retire to make room for him. Mr. Drax also, we hear, has announced his intention of standing upon the same interest, Wareham being for ever lost to him." Other accounts mention Mr. Sheridan and Mr. George Banks as Mr. Strangways' successors.

DUDLEY. The report of Mr. Lai-penes offering himself has been contradicted on authority. Mr. Hawkes, the Tones anticipate, will probably walk over the course.

EXETER. Mr. Divett is threatened with opposition. The only Tory mentioned, however, as having been invited by the electors, Mr. J. Jarratt, of Bishop's Court, has declined the offered honour.

GLOUCESTER. Mr. Phillpotts, a "supporter of Liberal principles," and brother to Dr. Phillpotts, retires on account of advanced age. The Gloucester Journal is authorized to state, that the Honourable Captain M. F. F. Berkeley is to be brought forward; and that he will return home at a moment's notice.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, EAST. It is understood that the Honourable Augustus Moreton will retire, says the Gloucester Journal, and that Sir John Wright Guise has been prevailed upon to offer himself to fill up the vacancy.

HAVERFORDWEST. The Welshman doubts not that Sir Richard Philipps, the Whig, will be reelected for the district ; as he is backed by all the Liberals and the Dissenters,

ITBMBPORD. Mr. Biddulph is mentioned as likely to come forward in the Liberal interest.

HuLL. Sir John Hanmer, the late Tory Member for Shrewsbury, will stand with Sir Walter James, the present Tory Member for Bull. Colonel Thompson attended a meeting of electors and non-electors, in Freemasons Hall, on Friday. Mr. Peck, the Chairman, stated the pur- pose of the meeting to be, the finding a representative for the working-

Classes. Colonel Thompson then offered himself. In his address, he accounted for his defeat the last time be stood for the borough : after reminding his hearers that he had corresponded with them twice a week, and saying that he believed he had given satisfaction even to some of his political opponents, he said- " But at the next election unexpected courses were taken against me ; reli- gious differences were exaggerated and exasperated, and recourse had to ancient

relatives, to beg of me in the name of my father, (who, I doubt not, yet lives in the recollections of some of you,) that I would not come to a place where cer- tain defeat, they said, would throw discredit on his memory. Believing there were other places where my success would be assured, and being in fact at that

moment declining offers, on the principle that I would not encourage division in the Liberal party by standing against a Whig, I, to my loss, tried the other course, and, through a succession of accidents, failed after all. And now I put

it to your own knowledge, whether the result was not that two Tories were brought in for Hull, instead of two Liberals, with a good majority ; and whe- ther two seats in a neighbouring town, and one in the East Riding, were not given triumphantly to the Tories as the consequence ; so that I might say, five Tories were brought into Parliament, to keep me out." He understood that one section refused to unite with them : to that section be addressed himself-

" You know that for fourteen years I have been the incessant assailant of those restrictions upon trade which shut your port, stop your ships, starve your

mariners, and send your merchants into the Gazette. I now then point to

that sect or section I began with mentioning, and ask them if they mean to prove the sincerity of themselves and party in their declared opposition to the

Corn-laws, by opposing one of the oldest and most notorious opponents of that

system. If to oppose the Corn-laws is their object, what is their fault with axe? Is it possible that this sect or section should confess, that it is because I eosed them in the interest of the working-classes, rather than of the capi-

ta ? On another and kindred question, I maintained opinions on which we ought to test their sincerity. I never denied that there was necessity for prudence and economy in a system of Poor-laws ; but I said that the true way

to go to work, was to allow people to keep themselves. (Loud cheering.) I have always held, and submit it to you now, that a man may build a wall, and

fill it with the hardest and heaviest stones, and cover it at top with broken

bottles and all the spikes that ever were invented to kcep the people that are outside from jumping in, or those that are inside from jumping out, if only he will not insist on jamming our heads against it afterwards : build Poor-law Bastiles to your hearts' content, only do not make laws to drive us into them." (Continued cheering.)

Colonel Thompson has again addressed the electors, from the window of the Railway Tavern, and at a less public meeting of the Shipowners Association ; and he has issued a printed address, comprising a smart enumeration of some of the arguments for free trade. The Whig Com- inittee of the Hull Registration Association have publicly notified that they support the Colonel. Sir John Hanmer's friends have also held meetings, but in a more re- tired fashion.

KENT, WEST. "Sir Edmund Filmer," says the Maidstone Journal, a Tory paper, "is sure to be reelected; and with him, as a second Conservative Member, Lord Marsham. Mr. Hodges cannot have a chance, and will hardly venture, we should think, to offer himself again." The alteration of the Fruit-duties, and the threatened repeal of the Corn-laws, are reckoned as the great grounds for hostility to Ministers in fruit-growing and corn-growing Kent.

LEEDS. It is understood that Mr. Baines and Sir W. Molesworth will retire. At present, however, nothing authentic is known on the sub- ject; although the names of Mr. J. G. Marshall, Mr. Joseph Hume, and Mr. G. Goodman, are mentioned as parties likely to come forward on the Ministerial interest —Times.

LISKEARD. The Devonport Independent has "no doubt whatever" but that Mr. Charles Buller will be returned without opposition.

LINCOLNSHIRE, PARTS OF LINDSEY. At a Pro-Corn-law meeting of Lincoln freeholders, on Friday, Lord Worsley was questioned as to the change which had taken place in his relations with the Ministry. He replied with franknes, and seemingly with pain and regret- " It was difficult for me to withdraw my confidence from a Government which I had supported for ten years; but when I found them acting wrongly

on the question of the Corn-laws, I was compelled to withdraw my support,

because I thought there was no necessity whatever for the measure to be brought forward. I did not class together all the three subjects proposed : I

opposed them on the Sugar-duties, because I found it stated that a greater

quantity of sugar was likely to be brought in next year, the production of our own Colonies, by sixty thousand tons, than our consumption ; but it was on making the Corn-laws a question of taxation for the Budget that I withdrew my support. But, having done so, in what Government am Ito place reliance? The effect of our votes has been to create the probability of a transfer of power from those with whom we have hitherto usually acted : but do not let me from that circumstance mislead you into the belief that I could place unlimited confidence in Sir Robert Peel; that would be acting a most inconsistent part. I have been opposed to very much of his policy; and if I were to turn round and join him, they might justly say that I had lost my temper, and was opposing those with whom I had acted for ten years politically, because I was piqued about their proposing an alteration of the Corn-law. There are other points also in which I disagree from him : I cannot go to alter that system of policy towards Ireland which I have so strenuously supported. I have always acted independently of party as your representative, and I have voted for such measures as I considered were best for the country. I believe that on no one division of any importance have I been absent, because I have always thought it more manly to take a derided part rather than keep away as if I could not make up my mind how to vote. In withdrawing my support from the present Government, I am not pledged to any other."

LYMINCTON. John Stewart, Esq., M.P., and William A. Mackinnon, Esq., M.P., will both offer themselves to the constituency in the event of a dissolution of the Parliament The Radical clique talk loudly of having two candidates ready to obey their calL—Standard.

MAIDSTONE is safe, says the Maidstone Journal. One report is that Mr. Alexander Beresford Hope will be proposed in the room of Mr. Disraeli.

MALMESBURY. Mr. Archer Burton has addressed the electors as a Conservative candidate.

MaittularrEn. On Tuesday evening the Reformers held a meeting for the purpose of choosing a candidate ; when Mr. Mark Phillips, the present Whig Member, and Mr. Milner Gibson were fixed upon. The correspondent of the Times says that Mr. Greg retires ; and that the Conservatives do not appear to entertain a doubt of returning Sir George Murray, particularly as be has declared himself to be a deter- mined opponent of the New Poor-law Bill. Mr. Entwistle has con- sented to stand with Sir George.

NORTHALLERTON. In case of a dissolution of Parliament, the borough of Northallerton is likely to be contested by the Honourable Edwin Lascelles and the present Member, Mr. William B. Wrightson.— Great Northern Advertiser.

PETERAFIELD. Mr. Hector, the Radical Member, it is said will not offer himself again. Mr. E. Carter, son of the late Mr. Bonham Carter, is proposed to supply the vacancy.

PLYMOUTH. The deputation who were sent to London to seek for a Liberal candidate in the place of Mr. Soltau, have procured Mr. Hugh Fortescue, the son of Lord Ebrington, and Private Secretary to Lord Melbourne : who attended a meeting of the electors on Saturday. Ile declared himself, from deliberate conviction, a follower of his father in politics ; the supporter of the new Ministerial measures of finance, though, as heir-presumptive to a great landed property of rather a poor soil, the Corn-laws might yield him some little advantage ; an uncota. promising adherent of the New Poor-law ; opposed to Ballot, which he did not think would protect the voter, but willing to support "some better scheme " ; and opposed to Suffrage-extension, until the people were better educated—the experience of the late elections having shown that the lowest classes were not the most insensible to bribes.

PONTEFRACT. Mr. M. Stanley cannot again show his face here. Two Conservatives will be returned: Mr. Milnes, the sitting Member ; and, we are told, Lord Pollington ; though we have heard it said that the noble lord's respected parent, the Earl of Mexborough, is to be the man.— Tory Paper.

ROCHDALE. Some time ago, the Radicals of this town, dissatisfied with the proceedings of the Whig Member, Mr. John Fenton, got up a requisition to Mr. Sharman Crawford, requesting him to stand ; which Mr. Sharman Crawford has pledged himself to do. The Conservativett, on the other hand, have the promise of Mr. James Fenton to come for- ward as their candidate, should his brother, the present Member, fulfil his intention of resigning. In this case, says a correspondent, Mr. James Fenton's success may be considered as secure.

ROCHESTER will no doubt eject at least one of its Liberal misrepre- sentatives, and triumphantly return Mr. Stoddart Douglas in his place.— Maidstone Journal.

SALFORD. Mr. William Garnett, a Tory, is announced as the oppo- nent of Mr. Brotherton.

SALISBURY. According to the Times, Mr. Brodie's vote for Ministers on the Sugar question has thrown a doubt upon his avowed intention of supporting the Corn-law, and is likely to lose him the support of his Liberal friends. Two Tory candidates will be started.

SHIELDS, SOUTH. Mr. Ingbam's vote against Ministers on the Sugar- duties debate has displeased his constituents ; and the Port of 7111e Pilot repeats a rumour that a London shipowner has been asked to take his place.

• SHOREHAM. The Brighton Gazette is indignant at the announcement that Lord Edward Howard, the second son of the Earl of Surrey, will be a Liberal candidate-

" No address from his Lordship has yet appeared ; and we can hardly, indeed, suppose that so indecent a step will be seriously taken. The Norfolk Manly have already one county seat and one borough seat in the Western Division : do they aspire to monopolize the entire representation of West Sussex ? Surely, the Roman Catholics may be contented with two Members out of nine, and that in districts where the constituencies are almost exclusively Protestant."

SHREWSBURY. Mr. Benjamin Disraeli and Mr. Tomline, the Mem- ber for Sudbury, are canvassing the borough on the Tory side.

SOMERSET, WEST. The report is renewed that the Reformer Mr. Sanford is to be made a Peer ; and Mr. Acland and Mr. Dickinson are expected to be the Tory candidates.

STAFFORD. According to the Standard, it is generally believed that the Whig Major Chetwynd will not again offer himself for the repre- sentation of this borough.

STOCKPORT. Mr. Cobden of Manchester has been asked to stand, by the side of Mr. Henry Marsland, the Liberal. Mr. J. H. Lloyd is also spoken of as a Liberal candidate. To conciliate some of his con- stituents, Mr. Thomas Marsland, the Tory, has avowed himself "fa- vourable to a revision" of the Corn-laws.

SURREY, EAST. The Liberals of East Surrey are in search of a candidate ; Mr. Alcock, who was defeated at the last election by Mr. Antrobus, Mr. G. R. Smith, a landed proprietor in the county, and Mr. Larpent, are all mentioned as baying been asked to stand.

SUSSEX, EAST. The Brighton Guardian reckons upon the return of" two Tory Members. The landed proprietors have declared in favour of Mr. Fuller and Mr. Darby ; and, while Mr. Cavendish's vote against Ministers has disgusted the Liberals without conciliating the Tories, his affairs seem to be managed with a folly amounting to the ingenious in the extent of absurdity. Speaking of his vote, the Brighton Guardian Says— "And as if it were not enough to render Reformers apathetic in his cause by such a course, the honourable gentleman must needs select Mr. Villiere Shelley to be his factotum to manage his election—Mr. Shelley whom the Tories openly brand as a renegade and a deserter from their ranks! Surely, a wiser selection might have been made. And Mr. Shelley, to show his peculiar fitness for his new office, niglecta the journals of the town and of Liberal.poli- tics. preferring to them as vehicles of announcement the journal of the lotus and another circulating in the villages!"

TAUNTON. Mr. Wilberforce, a Tory, has offered himself, as an Aid- Poor-law candidate.

WARRINGTON. There seems to be great difficulty in procuring a. candidate to stand for this borough, who is willing to go the whole length with her Majesty's present 14%isers. Mr. W. Stubs has declined the proffered honour, and application has consequently been made te Mr. J. B. Smith, Chairman of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the rejected of Walsall; little doubt is entertained but that Mr. Smith will stand.—Times.

WILTON. It is rumoured that Mr. Edward Baker will retire ; and that Lord Fitsharris, a son of the Earl of Malmesbury, will be his sncoessor.

Wrumuram, Norma. The Hampshire Advertiser mentions, with an expression of doubt, the report that a canvass for Mr. Hobhouse, the Whig, has been commenced. Mr. Long, and Sir Francis Burdett will stand again.

Woonspoes. Mr. Thesiger arrived in the borough on Wednesday week, and began a canvass. He everywhere, according to the Oxford Herald, received promises of support.

YORK, WEST RIDING. There are conflicting reports as to whether Lord Morpeth and Sir George Strickland will offer themselves to the constituents again. One account says that Lord Milton will stand with Lord Morpeth; another that he will be Lord Morpeth's successor. The Times counts on the Ministerial attack upon the Corn-laws for counter- acting the Whiggery of the Yorkshire farmers.


Anissag COUNTY. The Newry Telegraph promises "a gentleman of large fortune and well-known-Conservative principles" to the electors.

ARMAGH CITY. Another of these vague announcements is, that "a distinguished stanch Conservative will stand in opposition to Colonel Rawdon," the Reform candidate.

ATHLONE. The Dublin Evening Packet states that Mr. John O'Con- nell positively retires, and that he will make the ninth candidate for the city of Kilkenny.

BELFAST. The Earl of Belfast has issued an address to the electors, simply announcing himself as a candidate. Mr. James Gibson, who was returned at the last general election, and unseated on petition, was invited to stand; but he declined. At a public meeting in support of the new financial policy, on Monday, it was announced that Mr. Ross would be the second Liberal candidate. At the same meeting, the votes of Mr. Emerson Tennent and Mr. Dunbar on the Sugar question were roundly censured.

CORK Crry. At a meeting of several of the leadi -g Conservatives of the county, held at the Cumberland Rooms, it was resolved, in case of a dissolution of ParliJment, to set up a brace of Tories in opposition to the Liberal interest.— Cork .Reporter.

Colonel Chatterton, says the Standard, will again come forward for the city.

DUBLIN UNIVERSITY. At a meeting of the Corporation, on Monday, the following resolution was passed without opposition-

" That the Sheriffs and Commons having, on the 18th October 1839, found it their imperative duty to declare their opinion that the Right Honourable Frederick Shaw, for his conduct in procuring the passing of the Municipal Corporation Bill, had disentitled himself to their confidence or that of the Pro- testant people of Ireland; we, the Sheriffs and Commons feel it necessary now to declare that we will not vote for any candidate for the representation of this city in Parliament who will not pledge himself to use his influence and exertions against Mr. Shaw's being again returned to Parliament as Member for the University of Trinity College.'

Duta,nv CITE. Mr. George Roe, the eminent distiller' is named in place of Mr. Hutton for the city of Dublin. Mr. West will stand on the Conservative interest, but it is not certain who will be his colleague.— Standard.

',Errant. We are authorized, on the best authority, to state that at the first opportunity a candidate of high Conservative principles will offer himself to the electors of the county of Leitrim, with every pros- pect of success.—Dublin Evening Mail.

LIMERICK CITY. Sir David Roche has commenced a canvass on be- half of his colleague, but not for himself; which looks like an intention on his part to beat a timely retreat. We have heard, and we believe truly, that the Honourable C. Vereker, second son of Lord Gort, will, la the event of a dissolution, offer himself to the notice of the electors, on the Conservative interest.—Limerick Standard.

ROSS, NEW. The Wexford Conservative describes the Radicals as "hawking the representation of Ross in the market": Mr. Tighe, of Woodstock, and Mr. Gore, the brother of the Earl of Arran, had both refused the offer.

WESTMEATH. Sir M. Chapman, say the Tory papers, will retire from the representation of the county of Westmeath, to make room for his brother. Sir Richard Nagle is also said to be "on the move." Mr. Arabin, "au out-and-outer," is named by the Radicals.

WEXFORD COUNTY. Mr. Hamilton Grogan Morgan, of Johnstown Castle, will be put in nomination by the Tories.


kaartmstintE. Mr. Campbell of Islay, according to report, is to be called to the Peerage ; and in that case the Tories expect that Mr. Campbell of Monzie will walk the course.

DUNDEE. Kinloch of Kinloch certainly intended to oppose Sir Henry Parnell in Dundee, and with every prospect of success ; but the development of the Ministerial policy will prevent any contest in that town, if Sir Henry is willing to resume his seat.—Aberdeen Banner. [Questionable.] DUMBARTONSHIRE. The Whig Member, Sir James Colquhoun, will be once more opposed by Mr. Smollett, whom he defeated last time. EDINBURGH. Mr. Hume is talked of as one of the candidates. The Committee of Dissenters have arranged to refer the nomination to a general meeting of Liberal electors ; to whom they will propose Mr. Hume. Sir Culling Eardly Smith was also proposed in the Committee; but a vote decided against him.

Buns Buttons. It is still said to be uncertain whether Mr. Fox Maule will stand again. Sir Andrew Leith Hay is to find an antagonist in Mr. Duff of Haddo, a Tory.

Faunas. BURGHS. Major Anderson is to contest the district with Mr. Oillon of Wallhouse, the Whig Member.

.GLasoow. Mr. Dennistoun and Mr. Oswald, the present Whig Members, it is nodtratood, will stand again ; and will be opposed by -Mr. Campbell, the Provost, and Mr. Monteith, in the Tory interest. ,

IIADDINGTON. Mr. Steuart's place is expected to be filled by Sir Da- vid Baird. Mr. Balfour of Whittingham, a Tory, has issued an address.

KIRKCUDBRIGHT. Mr. Murray of Broughton, the Whig Anti-Corn- law Member, is threatened with opposition from Mr. Maxwell, a Tory.

LErnt. Mr. Gladstone, a son of' the eminent merchant, has appeared on the Tory side as the opponent of Lord-Advocate Rutherfurd.

LINLITHGOW Buttons. Major Anderson, says an Edinburgh Whig paper, has given up his intention of standing for the district ; and Mr. Baird of Gartsherne is to take his place at the hustings.

Mw-Lornists. The Tories, assuming that Mr. Gibson Craig, the Whig, will not again take the field, make sure of the return of Mr. Ramsay of Bannon.

PERTH. Rumour assigns Mr. Fox Manic as a successor to Mr. Greig, who will not take pains to be again elected impromptu.

RENFREIA'SHIRE, it is said, is likely to be solicited by the Tory sitting Member, Mr. Houston ; who will be opposed by an influential Liberal, "with a change in the mode of voting by a considerable portion of the resident constituency, who now feel the effects of the Corn-laws."

ROXBURGHSHIRE. The Tories refer to the last registration for proof that Mr. Scott will this time defeat Mr. Elliot, the Whig Member.

STIRLINGSHIRE. The Tories entertain no doubt that Mr. Forbes of Callender will be carried against Mr. Abercromby.

&Hamm Boston& Two Liberals contest the district ; Mr. Aytoun, the well-known Edinburgh Radical, and Lord Dalmeny, the Whig Member.

WIGTON. Sir Andrew Agnew, it is supposed, will oppose Mr. M`Tag- gart, the present Liberal Member.