2 FEBRUARY 1850, Page 9

Last night's Gazette notifies the issue of a new Admiralty

Commission; including Captain Houston Stewart, in the room of Lord John Hay, re- tired.

The death of Lord Jeffrey offers a vacancy on the Scottish Bench for the exercise of Whig patronage. If the vacancy be filled up, it is believed that Mr. Maitland, the Solicitor-General for Scotland, wile be the new Judge. But a correspondent suggests, that although the subject of the overmanned and underworked Bench of Scotland has been allowed to slumber since Mr. Robert Wallace relinquished his seat for Greenock, a strong impression exists that Ministers cannot venture to keep up the too great number of the Judges, and that the vacancy will not be filled. The immediate saving would be 3,0001. a year, but our correspondent points to an ultimate saving of 15,000/. a year.