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Mr. Walpole has declined the honour of being a candidate for the re- presentation of Cambridge University, "on the present occasion." The party who resorted to Mr. Walpole still object to Mr. Cowling, and an ap- peal to some other Conservative will probably be made. The names of Mr. Loftus Wigram, Mr. James Parker, and Mr. George Turner, the pre- sent Member for Coventry—all men of high professional status—have been mentioned. The Liberals do not yet make any noticeable stir.

Two other vacancies in Parliament are made, by the deaths of the Right Honourable Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, Member for Sarum in 1796, and for Montgomeryshire ever since 1797; and by that of Mr. Joseph Bailey, Member for Herefordshire; both of them of Conservative politics, and the latter a stanch Protectionist. Captain Herbert Wynn, of the Seventh Fusileers, is mentioned as a probable candidate for the seat vacant by the death of his uncle Mr. Charles Wynn. For Hereford- shire the Standard proposes its oracle Mr. Booker, of Velindra House, near Carat At a public meeting of East Kent hop-planters, in Canterbury, on Sa- turday last,—Mr. Nearne in the chair ; Mr. Plumptre, M.P. Sir E. C. Dcring, and Mr. Deedes, M.P., present,—it was unanimously resolved that the Representatives of East Kent be requested to oppose the plan of Mr. Hodges, M.P. for West Kent, for imposing an acreage-duty of 3/. an acre on hop-ground, in lieu of the present duty on the produce, which averages 51. 198. per acre.

The funeral of Louis Philippe, crewhile King of the French, took place on Monday, according to the rites of the Remit& Church, but with a studious avoidance of public pageantry. A considerable number of Frenchmen and Englishmen went from London by early trains on the South-western Railway to join the procession. The Ambassadors of the Sicilian, Spanish, and Belgian Courts, the Portuguese Secretary of Lega- tion, and the Count de Jarnac, took part in the religious ceremonies.

Soon after Louis Philippe became the occupant of Claremont, a temporary chapel was formed for celebrating the services of the Roman Catholic church, by partitioning off a portion of an apartment which had been previously used as a picture-gallery. The dimensions of this chapel, which is of an oblong , form, do not exceed thirty feet by twenty, and considerable space is taken up by the altar with its paraphernalia. In the centre of the chapel a platform was raised, ascended by two steps each about half a foot in height, upon which was placed, on tressels, the coffin containing the

body of the ex-King. The coffin was surrounded by twenty-four lighted wax tapers, and was covered with a black velvet pall, fringed with silver, in the centre of which a cross, extending the length of the eoffuly was worked in silver. The walls of the chapel were hung with black cloth, and the external light was carefully excluded. On one side of the chapel a bench was placed for the accommodation of the Countess de Neuilly and the female relatives of the ex-Monarch ; but the space within the chapel was so limited that none but the members of the family and their immediate attendants could be admitted within its precincts. Scats wete, how- ever, placed in an adjoining room, into which a small door opened from the chapel, for the strangers who attended the solemnity; but they could merely catch a glimpse of the tapers burning on the altar, and hear occa- sionally the low tone of the officiating priest chanting in solenm cadence por- tions of the mass for the dead. The celebration of M896 commenced at nine o'clock. The officiating clergymen were the Abbe Coquereau, the Abbe Guielle, and the Abbe Crabot, chaplams to the late King ; the Very Reverend Dr. Whitty, Vicar-General of the London district, the Abbe Toursal and the Abbe Vasaeur, clergymen of the French Roman Catholic Chapel in London, the Abbe Auger, -the Bove-

rend Mr. Lea, of Sutton, the Reverend Mr. Shepherd, of the Orphanage at Hyde, near Southall, the Abbe Nerinekz, and the Reverend T. Barrechina. Three masses were performed ; the last one was said by Dr. Whitty ; and as the Miserere was chanted, the ex-Queen, the members of the Royal Family, and the other persons present in the chapel, passed round the coffin, sprink- ling it with holy water. The attendants then retired ; and the Queen, with the Prince de Joinville, the Dukes de Nemours and d'Aumale, and the im- mediate relatives of the late King, remained in the chapel for about ten mi- nutes, engaged in private devotion.

At a quarter to ten the body was removed to the hearse. The visiters formed a double line from the door of the chapel along the vestibule ; and the procession, which had been arranged in the chapel, passed between them in the following order—

Two boys carrying tapers ; The cross-bearer and acolytes ;

Six clergymen, two and two ;

Members of the suite of the late King ; THE Corns, The pall borne by the Duke de Montmorency, General Count d'Houdetht, General Baron de Berthier, General Count Dumas, General Count Chabannes, and General Count Friant ; The Count de Paris, the Duke de Nemours, the Prince de Joinville, and the Duke d'Aumale, as mourners.

Such was the weight of the coffins, [there were four—three of mahogany and one of lead,1 that ten stout men had some difficulty in bearing the burden safely down the flight of stone steps leading from the mansion to the lawn. The hearse, which was drawn by eight black horses, was destitute of ornament, save the sable plumes by which it was surmounted, and a shield on either side, in which were worked in gold, upon a blue ground, the initials "L P," beneath a crown. The coffin having been deposited in the hearse, it moved slowly off towards the public road, preceded by the clergy, cross-bearer, and acolytes, and followed by the royal mourners, their attendants, and about two hundred other persons, all on foot and uncovered. The procession pro- -ceeded in this manner, at a walking pace, to the outer gate of the park, a distance of nearly a mile, where the mourning-coaches were stationed. The mourners having entered their several carriages, the cortege was arranged to proceed to Weybridge. Soon after the funeral procession had quitted the park, the ex-Queen, her

daughters, and their attendants, left Claremont for Weybridge in three car- riages and four, and by proceeding along the byroads they arrived at that village long before it was reached by the procession. The first carriage con- tained the Queen, the Dutchess of Orleans, and the Dutchess de Nemours. In the second carriage were the Princess de Joinville, the Dutchess de Saxe Coburg, and the Duke de Chartres. The third carriage contained Madame la Comtesse Mollien, Madame la Marquise de Vins, Madame Angelet, M. le Comte de Montesqiueu.

Between Esher andWeybridge the procession was joined at different points

bj many gentlemen on horseback, who fell in before the hearse in ranks three abreast. The inhabitants everywhere evinced a feeling of sympathizing respect ; remaining uncovered while the funeral procession pass, as if it were that of some local resident enjoying their personal esteem. Upon arriv- ing at Wcybridge Common, half a mile from the chapel in which the inter- ment was to take place, the mourners quitted their carriages ; and, the re- cession having been formed in the same order in which it had moved from the mansion at Claremont, the hearse proceeded towards the village, followed by the sons and grandson of the late King, their attendants, and the other persons who had joined the cortege, on foot and uncovered.

The chapel in which the remains of Louis Philippe have been deposited is the private chapel of a lady named Taylor, and was intended merely for the use of her family and domestics. It is a circular building, and will only afford accommodation to thirty or forty persona; and it was therefore impos- sible e during the performance of the last funeral rites, to admit any but the family of the late King, their suites, and some of the more disturguished persons, including the foreign Ambassadors, who attended the obsequies. The vault in which the body was interred is about sixteen feet square. Two bodies have already been deposited in it—the father and brother of Miss Taylor. The royal party went at once to the residence of Miss Tay- lor; and, after walking for some time in the grounds of that lady, they proceeded to the seats which had been prepared for them in the organ-gal- lery of the chapel. The coffin having been conveyed from the hearse into the chapel, which was hung with black cloth, it was placed upon tressels in front of the altar, and low mass for the dead was performed. After the conclusion of mass, the coffin was placed in a tomb which had been erected immediately under the dome of the chapel. When the coffin had been deposited in the tomb, the Count de Paris, the Dukes de Nemours and d'Aumale, and the Prince de Joinville, entered the vault ; and Dr. Whitty read the prayers for the dead, the other clergymen giving the responses. The tomb was afterwards sprinkled with holy water by the officiating priests, the Royal Princes, and the other persona present. The sons and grandson of the late King then severally knelt down and fervently kissed the coffin : they were most deeply and painfully affected, and it was not without some difficulty that they were eventually induced to quit the vault. The ex-Queen, the Dutchess of Orleans, and the other ladies of the late ring's family and household, remained for a short time in the chapel, and returned to Claremont shortly after one o'clock. They were soon afterwards followed by the Royal Princes and their suites. Upon the slab covering the tomb in which the coffin was deposited, was placed the subjoined inscription, surmounted by the arms of the Orleans family and the royal crown of France-

" Depositte jacent

Sub hoc lapide, Donee in patriam Avitos inter cineres, Deo adjuvante, transferantur, Religuite


Franeorum Regis, Claromontii, in Bntannik, Defuncti, Die Augusti xxvi, Anna Domini =teem.

lEtatis 76.

Reguiescat in pace."

The following inscription was engraved upon a silver plate on the lid of the coffin— "Lucas PHILIPPE PREMIER, Rol des Francais, Ne d Paris Le 6 Octobre 1773; Mort d Claremont (Comte de Surrey, Angleterre) Le 26 AIM. 1850."

The Town-Council of Liverpool resolved, on Wednesday, by a major- ity of 36 to 11, to establish a free public library. The proprietors of the Royal Institution have agreed to hand over for the purpose, without any pecuniary consideration whatever' their library, museum, and gallery of arts, with the sole stipulation that these shall be kept in their usual state of efficiency.

The Town-Council of Liverpool recently fixed a new scale of hackney. coach and cab fares, at a lower rate than heretofore. The proprietors of the coaches and cabs refuse to accede to the reductions ; and on Saturday evening last they posted notices that they must discontinue plying for hire after Monday the 2d September, "rather than ply at rates which will eventually lead to ruinous consequences." On Monday they acted on their notice, and not a cab or wadi was to be seen throughout Liverpool. Travellers arriving by the railway were nonplussed, and exasperated.

A "temporary arrangement" has been made by the Town-Council, under which the cabmen began to ply again on Thursday; and it is said that the revised scale of rates will be reconsidered.

The Great Western Railway Company's line from Oxford to Banbury was opened for traffic on Tuesday ; giving a competing route with that by the London and North-western Railway Company. The distance from London to Banbury is now seventy-eight miles by the North- western route, and eighty.seven by the Great Western branch through Oxford.

Mr. Feargus O'Connor had commenced legal proceedings for the pur- pose of recovering rents from tigef.52 idlottees at Snig's'End, near Glou- cester. On Wednesday sennight bailiffs proceeded from that city to serve fifty-two writs. The colonists, 'who had got intelligence of the coming storm, held a meeting on the preceding evening, and concerted their ar- rangements. On the appearance of the bailiffs, they intimated that they would "manure the land with their blood before it should be taken from them." The bailiffs, we understand, did not make a levy, being con- vinced by the statements of the colonists that it would be illegal, and fin- practicable because a most determined resistance would have been offered to them. The bailiffis, therefore, retired; and the colonists are now awaiting with some anxiety the next step of Mr. O'Connor towards his " children."—Cheltenhata Journal.

The telegraphic wire submerged in the Straits of Dover last week has been cut asunder among the rocks at Cape Grisnez, where the physical eonfigura- tion of the French coast has been fouttd unfavourable for it as a place of holdfast or fixture. Communication between Coast and oast has consequently been suspended for the present. The precise point where the breakage to* place is two hundred yards out at see, and just where the twenty miles ,of electric line that bad beeh streamed out from Dover joins on to a leaden tube, designed to protect it from. the surge beating against the beach, and which serves the purpose of conveying it up the front of the cliff to the telegraph- station on the,top,...This leaden conductor, it would appear; was of too soft a texture to resist the oscillation of the sea, and became detached from the coil of gutta percha wire that was thought to have been safely encased in it. The occurrence was quickly detected by the sudden cessation of the series of communications that-have been sustained since the first sinking of the'elge- tric cable between Dover and the Cape ; though it was at first a perplexing point to discover at what precise spot the wire was broken or at fault. This, however, was done by hauling up the line at intervals ; a process which dis- closed the gratifying fact, that since its find sinking it had remained in situ at the bottom, of the sea, in consequence of the leaden weights or clamps that were strung to it at every sixteenth of a mile. The operation was accomplished by Messrs. Brett, Reid, Wollaston, and Edwards; who have been attending to the Ingri.gement of the telegraph without intermission. They are now, with their sff, removing the wire to a point nearer Calais, where from soundings it has been ascertained that there are no rocks, an where the contour of the coast is favourable. It is thought that for the pre- sent leaden tube a tube of iron must be substituted, the present apparatus being considered too fragile to be permanently answerable. The experiment, as far as it has gone, proves the possibility of the gutta percha wire resisting the action of the salt-water, the fact of its being a perfect water-proof insu- lator, a,nd-that the weights on the wire are sufficient to prevent its being drifted •aivay by the currents and for sinking it in the sands. During the period that the wire was perfect, messages were daily printed by 'Brett's Printing Telegraph, in legible Roman type, on long strips of paper, in the presence of a numerous French and English audience ;• but it is not intended to make use of the wire for commercial and newspaper purposes until the connexion of it with the telegraphs of the South-eastern and that now com- pleted on the other side from Calais to Pitti8 is effected. Should the one wire answer, it 18 intended eventually to run out twenty or thirty more, AO 48 to have a constant reserve, in. the event of accident, in readiness. This huge re- ticulation of electric line will represent four hundred miles of telegraph sub- merged in the sea ; and as each will be a considerable distance apart, a total water-width of six or eight miles in extent.—Correspendent of the Times.

James Hill, the man accused of forging Bank of Austria notes to the amount of 16,000/., was finally examined by the Birmingham Magistrates on Thurs- day. Two witnesses from Vienna gave evidence to prove the charge. It seems that the notes found on the prisoner were incomplete ; but he had ordered an engraved punch, the application of which would complete the imitation of the genuine notes. Hill was committed for trial, and bail re- fused.

In the Lincoln County Court, lately, Miss Harriet Rawson sued Mr. William Pickering for a variety of goods, monies, and articles," or for the value of them—same fourteen pounds. Mr. Pickering, when a youth, "went abroad "—involuntarily—" for having dineb a fowl,"' as he himself pathe- tically explained ; and on his return fromlia travels, entered business as a broker at Lincoln. An intimacy sprang up between hire and Miss Harman, a lady "in the same line." The attachment Of the two, or at all events the confidence of the young lady, greir kto'hir such, that Mr. Pick- ering got into the habit of takmg alidlisf'—what he liked from the miscellaneoug stores of Miss Hawscin; and he &en 'extended his condescen- sions to her toilette-table. Thug,. at different times, he took snuff- boxes waistcoats, umbrellas, stockings, carpet bags, gold spectacles, a bird-cage, a baby's cradle, an ostrich's egg, a toothpick, and a gold ring— the last article being among the toilette elass of contributigna. But his love did not approach its legitimate conclusion ; and as the lady found her rea- sonable hopes wane, her attachment to her property revived. Negotiations, conducted by Mr. Pickering with a broker's astuteness, and by Miss Ilawson with a sentimental want of vigilance,, led in a sort of memorandum of

compromise, 'which was put before the,' ""Now; Harriet, I will give up your things and money, provided yeti ' Mr. Toynbee and Mr. An- drew' say. They say, sign the two sumnionsee; and it will be decidedly best to settle all disputes on both sides,*and will put an end to the' diatarbanoes." Endorsed was Miss Harriet's ratification : it has an air of tender diplomacy. "Harriet Rawson is happy to say-that her affair-with Mr. William.Picker- hig is amicably settled, .d-ugust MO." One supposes that there were "secret articles," and that the breach of a matrimonial treaty at last led

the young lady to open war aud the prosecution of her az, ' The gist of the defendant's ease was, that all the goods were (va4,unconditional

gifts; and the gist of the plaintiff's, that they were underStand- rug and for the consideration "—the legal quid pro qu jtiontemplated marriage. This latter view was fully established to the satisfaction of the Jury, and they gave Miss Hee son a verdict for the full amount that she claimed.

There have been disgraceful riotings and contests between sailors and sol- diers at Portsmouth. They appear to have commenced with quarrels and scuffles between the men of the Fiftieth Regiment and the seamen of the Fox frigate, from an old grudge ; and the bad feeling spread to the other bodies of military and sailors at the port. Orders were issued, in conse- quence of desperate fights, to confine the soldiers to their barracks and the seamen to their ships. The Fox was directed to proceed to Spithead, and thence to Plymouth, as quickly as possible. One man of the Fiftieth has died from hurts received in a e.cuffle ; and numbers on both sides sustained broken heads and other wounds. In consequence of their confinement, the crew of the Sprightly steam-tender grew insubordinate ; the second master had to draw his sword and order the mutiny signal to be hoisted ; a company of marines was sent to the ship, and three of the sailors were put in irons and removed to the Victory. It is said that the Fiftieth Regiment was most to blame.

Three men have been killed in the Heys coal-mine, near Ashton-under- Lyne, by an explosion of fire-damp.

A fatal collision occurred on the East Lancashire Railway on the morning of Thursday week. At the time when an express-train was expected to pass the Marsden station, where it does not stop, a man incautiously began to push an empty cattle-truck across the rails, the driver of the express-train saw the truck in his way, but could not stop the train in time to prevent an accident. The luggage-van and three carriages were thrown off the line, and several of the passengers were hurt ; one, Mr. Middleton, a gentleman residing near Manchester, suffered so much that he died in the afternoon. It is said that the man who caused the collision was not a regular servant on the railway, but waenoting for a porter who was ill.