We mentioned in our second edition last week, that the
Duke of Gordon died on Saturday. Ile was in his sixty-sixth year. Gordon Castle and a large part of the property goes to the Duke of Richmond. The dukedom is extinct ; but the Earl of Aboyne succeeds to the title of Marquis of Huntley, and to some of the property. General Lord Ludlow has been appointed to the Third Regiment of Guards, vacant by the Duke of Gordon's death ; and it is said that Lord Errol will be Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire. The office of Governor of Edinburgh Castle will not be filled up.
The action brought by Mr. Norton against Viscount Melbourne, is set down for trial in the Court of Common Pleas for the Middlesex sittings after this term. The damages are laid at 10,000/. It is ex- pected that the trial will take place on the 19th or 20th. A Special Jury is to be summoned for the occasion. The Morning Post says that Sir Robert Peel happened to be among the persons balloted for the Special Jury, but that Lord Melbourne's solicitor struck his name out. The balance in Mr. Craven's betting-book upon the Derby amounted. but to 70001.; the difference, which was of course the real loss, only to moor. The horn be chiefly backed was Gladiator, Ivho came in second ; awl although he lost all that he had betted upon Gladiator's being the first in, he won proportiouably of the beings of the field again4 his being second. Again, the Oaks day was all in favour of the ceased, who backed the Yorkshire filly (the winner), upon whom he had 3000/. in one bet. Altogether, it is computed that he would have netted about 2001. by the races of the two days.—Globe.