29 FEBRUARY 1840, Page 8

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Captain Howard, brother of Lord Morpeth, has been returned with. out opposition for Morpeth. The Conservative candidate, Major Cadogan, retired without going to a poll.

Mr. Hector, the present Whig Member for Petersfield, has expressed his intention of resigning his seat at any future election. Mr. John Hellbent Carter, son of the late Member for Portsmouth, comes forward on the Whig interest, but without the slightest chance of success against Sir W. Jolliffe, the Conservative candidate. —Brighton Gazette. [we suspect Mr. Carter's friends would tell a very different story.]

Our Liberal readers will be rejoiced to find, that let an election take place when it may, a strenuous effort will be made to wrest the repro. sentation of East Suffolk from the hands of the Tories. We have the satisfaction of knowing that the " sinews of war" have been provided,

and that two candidates in the Reform interest will shortly appear in the field; one of whom is Mr. Shafto Adair, who, with Mr. Garden, canvassed the constituency at the last general election, and retired without going to the poll, in consequence of coming forward at too late an hour.—Ipswieh Ea press.

We understand that Mr. Harland, M.P., for Durham, will be included in a new batch of Baronets.—Darham eltronicle.

At eleven o'clock on Monday morning, the Mandarin sailed from Spithead with 244 male convicts ; and of that number John Frost, Ze- phaniah Williams, and William Jones, composed a part. The order fimm the Home Office was for the commander to sail for Van Diemen's Land, and not for Sydney, as was at first contemplated.

A petition to the ..Osieen for a pardon for Frost and his fellow-pri- soners was sent to she Home Secretary by Frost's mother, (aged eighty-

one,) his wife, five daughters, and son, to which the reply was. that Lord Normanby "could not consistently with public duty" advise.her Ma- jesty to accede to the petiton for pardon.

The Blonde sailed from Plymouth on Sunday, and the Pylades on

Monday, both for China. •

Two brothers, James and William Lightfoot, who lived about a mile from Wadebridge, near Bodmin, have confessed themselves guilty of the murder of Mr. Nevil Norway, mentioned in the Spectator of the 15th instant. They have been committed for trial.

Incendiarism alarms the Yorkshire fimmers. Several stacks of wheat belonging to Sir Talton Sykes and Mr. Atkinson at Sledmere, and to is farmer at Driffield, have been consumed within these few days.