7 MARCH 1835, Page 10

The statement in the Standard, that Mr. O'Connell and Mr.

Ruth- ven did not mean to defend their seats, is utterly unfounded. The petitioners yesterday made default in perfecting their revognizances, and their petition therefore falls to the ground as a matter of course. There is, however, a second petition from the same parties pending, which will be strenuously, and as the counsel for the sitting members advise, successfully opposed.—Corrrespondent qf the Chronicle.