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FOREIGN NEWS.
SPAIN.

Julien and Bugio to be occupied by British
An extensive plot has been discovered in troops.
General Rodil's division of the Army of

NORTH AMERICA. Observation, assembled on the Spanish The refractory and factious spirit of the frontiers. They were, on a given signal, to House of Assembly of Lower Canada has disband, and part to go over to the Portu- been such, as to render it an indispensably guese, and part into the interior, to join necessary duty on the part of the Governorconfederates. But before the time fixed for in-Chief (Lord Dalhousie) abruptly to prothe execution of this plot, the ramifications rogue the parliament. Whilst the conduct of which were very extensive throughout of the Legislative Council has been characthe whole army, 40 common soldiers were terised by loyalty and wisdom, that of the arrested and immediately shot, together House of Assembly has displayed only the with eleven inferior officers, and five officers rankest spirit of unjustifiable opposition to of different ranks. Gen. Rodil, as well as the measures of Government. Their refusal the Commander-in-Chief, Gen. Sarsfield, to comply with the wishes of the Governor sent an express to the King, to inform him is not confined merely to the necessary supthat they could not answer for the army; plies for the service of the State, but exthey requested their dismissal, as they saw tends even to those which are confessedly it was impossible to keep the troops to their indispensable to the establishments of eduduty.

cation and charity, and the local public imfrom Madrid we have an account of one

provements of the province. of those disgusting scenes of religious foolery which King Ferdinand has so frequently A Columbus (Ohio) paper states that a exhibited. On 24th March, his Majesty boat had arrived at Steubenville, which had washed the feet of some poor people, and on board the bones of a non-descript animal, afterwards waited upon them at their repast, one of which was 20 feet in length, 8 in in the presence of a number of Grandees.

width, and weighed upwards of 1200 pounds; PORTUGAL

the back bone was 16 inches in diameter, According to the late convention between lated from the size of the bones, that the

and the ribs 9 feet in length! It is calcuGreat Britain and Portugal, her Royal animal, when living, must have been about Highness the Infanta engages to provide

50 feet in length, 20 to 26 in width, and the necessary buildings for hospitals, bar

about 20 feet in height; and it must have racks, stores, magazines, &c. for the British weighed at least 20 tops! These bones Auxiliary Army, according to the regula

were found ncar the Mississippi River, in tions of the British service. Provisions and Louisiana, and form the greatest natural forage are to be placed at the disposal of the curiosity ever beheld. This animal, says British Commissariat, at a distance not

the American Editor, must have so far greater than six leagues (Portuguese) from

transcended the mammoth in size, as the the head quarters of each British detach

inammoth a dog! ment, except in cases where a different arrangement shall be made. The British

SOUTH AMERICA. Commissary-General is, for the present, to provide these supplies, charging the same to

A letter, dated La Guayra, Feb. 28, says, the Portuguese Government. These charges “ We have had serious disputes since the arbeing duly verified, the Portuguese Govern- rival of Bolivar. The finances are in a dreadful ment is to pay the amount thereof forth- state of confusion. In the mean time Bogota with, every three months, or let the same is in a state of revolution, calling out for a be carried over to the credit of the British federation, and opposed to Bolivar, who has Government, as may be considered most resigned his situation as President of the convenient by the contracting parties. The Republic. This is, no doubt, preparatory to charge of provisions and forage to commence his being elected President for life, with the from the day of the landing of the British Bolivian Constitution, which his friends troops in Portugal ; and shall cease, from appear to be preparing the way for here. the day of their departure, or of their passing There is, however, a good deal of opposition the frontiers of Portugal. The forts of St. to it, but Bolivar will carry his point.”

DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES. LONDON AND ITS VICINITY. attack), and the certainty that his Lordship

would be wholly incapacitated from resuming The New MINISTRY.

the high office which he had so long and so The continued indisposition of the Earl of honorably filled, rendered it evident that a Liverpool (resulting from a sudden paralytic new Minister must be appointed ; and it was

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Domestic Occurrences.-Change of Ministry.

(April naturally expected that a successor would be the change of his intentions to the determi selected from among his colleagues in office. nation adopted by so important and nuThe lapse of a fortnight was suffered to merous a body of the friends with whom he intervene, after the subject had been had already acted. On Thursday, the 12th, mentioned in Parliament, before any arrange- the seven distinguished individuals just ment appeared to have been formed. On mentioned, sent their formal resignations to Wednesday, the 11th of April, however, his Majesty. Mr. Canning received the final and decided The following official personages have commands of his Majesty to form an Ad- also sent in their resignations :-The Duke ministration, of which he, as the first Lord of Montrose, Lord Chamberlain ; the Marof the Treasury, was of course to be the quis of Graham, (his son,) Vice-Chamberhead. Mr. Canning, after having received lain; his Grace the Duke of Dorset, Master the full and complete authority of the of the Horse; the Marquis of Londonderry, Sovereign, immediately wrote a letter to each a Lord of the Bed Chamber; Lord Lowtber, of his colleagues to apprise them of the one of the Lords of the Treasury; Sir John fact, and to express his anxious wish that Beckett, Judge Advocate General; Sir the public service of the country might still Charles Wetherell

, Attorney-General; the continue to enjoy the important advantages Earl of Shaftesbury, Chairman of the Comit had so long derived from their talents, ex- mittees of the House of Lords; the Right perience, and zeal. The first answer to this Hon. C. Arbuthnot, Chief Commissioner of communication which Mr. Canning received Woods and Forests ; George Dawson, esq., was from Lord Bexley, and it expressed the Under Secretary of State for the Home Dedirect adhesion of that Noble Lord to the partment; Lord Downes, Surveyor-General, new Administration. The reply of the Earl Ordnance Department; Sir H. Hardinge, of Westmoreland came next, stating bis Clerk of the Ordnance; Lord F. Somerset inability to give a decided answer to the pro- Secretary to the Master-General ; and Mr. posal, until he was informed who was to be Wallace, Master of the Mint. the Prime Minister. This naturally excited Who are to supply the above appointsome surprise, which was considerably in

ments has been the chief subject of convercreased when the replies of the Duke of sation for the past month ; and every day Wellington, of the Earl of Eldon, of Earl has brought a fresh report. la the mean Bathurst, of Lord Melville, and of Mr. time the Duke of Clarence has been Peel arrived in succession, each expressing appointed Lord High Admiral, with a the same want of information, and nearly in Council, but without a seat in the Cabinet ; the came terms. Mr. Canning, on this, Sir John Copley is to be the new Lord immediately wrote again to each of the Chancellor, and has been created Baron above distinguished persons, informing them Lyndhurst; and the publick are anxiously that the King had been graciously pleased expecting the announcement of the other to appoint him to the situation of first appointments. Minister of the Crown, and excusing the We have never known a change of Miuisomission in his first letter, on the ground try, which has excited stronger and more that he had imagined the information to general feelings of regret. What the result have been in effect conveyed by the con- may be on political measures, it is at present tents of that letter in a manner which could impossible to say. Mr. Peel's retirement is scarcely be misunderstood. To this com- deeply lamented. Lord Eldon has received munication the general reply was--an ex- a large portion of abuse, both from the pression of apprehension that in the adminis- Liberal” and Tory Press; but few men tration of affairs, questions would arise have ever retired from that high office, who which might produce in a Cabinet consti- justly deserved a higher character for the tuted, as was proposed, collisions painful to ability, the diligence, and the incorruptible the feelings of the individuals immediately integrity, with which its duties have been concerned, and likely to be injurious to the discharged. public service; and announcing upon this ground an intention to resign. Mr. Peel's reply differed from those of his colleagues, Sales of the Duke of York's PROPERTY. inasmuch as he confined himself to the The third Sale of the Duke of York's simple announcement of his intention to effects, by Mr. Christie, took place March retire from office. He, however, soon after 27—30. The property sold, consisted of waited personally on Mr. Canning, in whose jewellery, fire-arms, &c. mind be fully succeeded in removing, any A beautiful ink-stand silver-gilt, manufacsuspicion that personal dislike towards him- tured by Mr. Lewis, the cover formed of a self formed any part of the motives by which figure of a bagpiper with his dog, and other be, individually, was actuated. Lord Bexley's animals, finely chased, sold, after much final reply was also of course distinguished competition, for 171. from the others. He had acceded in the A Coronation spoon, of curious design, first instance, as we have already stated, to and exquisite chasing, set with pearls, and the proposed arrangement. He now ascribed imitations of coloured stoves, obtained 23 gs.

1827.]
Sale of the Duke of York's Effects.

359 A feinale figure in a Court dress, finely Duke's “ Parisian furniture and porcelain," chased, bearing a cup upon her head, the a few drawings and miniatures, three cabiinside gilt, the drapery of the figure forming nets of conchology, &c. a drinking vessel- knocked down at 30s. an A Dresden table-service, painted with ounce.

bouquets and sprigs of flowers, was purA pair of snuff or patch boxes, with com- chased for Lord Rolle, at 51 gs. bats of cavalry, in high relief, upon the lids, On the 7th of April, his Royal Highness's and other chasings. This lot fetched the pictures were disposed of. high price of 21. 5s, an ounce! It was The principal picture in the collection originally purchased, we understand, from was the lofant Christ and St. John, by Mr. Lewis, by his late Royal Highness, at

Leonardo da Vinci; the figures are repre958. per ounce.

sented sitting on cushions beneath a canopy, A magnificent gold seal, the handle com- embracing each other. It cost his Royal posed of a block of lapis lazuli, with the Highness 350 gs., and was sold to a gentleRoyal arms engraved upon a Brazil pink man named Johnson for 101 gs.-A very topaz, of unparalleled size and beauty, was fine painting of groups of Bacchanals and purchased for his Majesty, at 102 gs. Nyrophs, some reposing, and others dancing,

An extremely curious massive gold ring, and Infant Bacchanals leading a Goat, exewith the arms of Mary Queen of Scots, cuted by W. Mieris, was sold for 101 gs.having also the monogram of Queen Mary, An original whole-length Portrait of Earl and the crown, engraved on the back of the Moira, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, was purgold setting--sold at 14 gs.

chased for his Majesty for 69 gs.-A PorA crystal cup, beautifully engraved with trait of Mr. Pitt, by Hoppner, was purfoliage, mounted upon a stem and foot of chased by a gentleman named Bayley, for copper, covered with curious enamelling: 70 gs.-A Repast Champêtre, by Watteau, underneath, with a coat of arns engraved, is 82 gs.—A Field of Battle after an Engagethe following inscription :

-“ce petit ment, by Burgonone, was purchased for the reliquier a été restore par J. Pierre de Caen, King for 43 gs.—The Virgin, 74 gs.—Boats Commandeur de Chevreu ;" within the cup in a Calm, painted with transparent effect, is a gold coin of Louis XIII.-It brought by V. der Capella-was purchased for the 51. 155.

King for 38% gs.-A View of the Horse A beautiful shield of semi-transparent Guards, with Soldiers Exercising, was sold buffalo's bide, with a device and six bosses for 204 gs.-Henry VIII. small picture, by of silver gilt, and a cushion within, with sil- Holbein, was purchased for his Majesty for ver rings. It formerly belonged to Vizir 304 gs.—A small whole-leagth Portrait of Ali-sold for 6 gs.

King William, was purchased for the King A most interesting oriental suit of ar- for 124 gs.-Portrait of her Majesty Queen mour, formed of four plates of buffalo's Anne proceeding in her State Coach to the hide, covered with Arabic inscriptions in House of Parliament, was purchased for the gold characters, connected by a thick King for 61. 10s.-A View of the House of quilting of black velvet ornamented with Lords, with a Portrait of her Majesty Queen gilt studs, and lined with splendid furniture, Anne, with the Peers and other Personages was purchased by Dr. Meyrick. It was assembled, in proper costume, was purchased erroneously called Japanese, and obtained a for bis Majesty for 25 gs.-A View of the price trifling in comparison with its curiosity. Battle of the Boyne, was purchased for his

A lap-dog, formed of a pearl ; -the head, Majesty for 17 gs.-An ancient View of St. legs, and tail, of enamel, set with coloured James's Palace, the Pleasure-Garden, and stones, 16 gs.

Mall, was likewise purchased for his Majesty A silver-mounted double gun, by Boulet, for 54 gs. which formerly belonged to the Emperor The other pictures which were sold proNapoleon, was knocked down to Mr. Bridge, duced equally good prices. believed for his Majesty, for the sum

of

INTELLIGENCE FROM VARIOUS A single stone brilliant pin, the weight of PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. the diamonds 18 graios, 135 gs.

Burning Cliff:-A very remarkable apA brilliant clasp for a sword-belt, com

pearance of nature, well deserving the attenposed of two clusters of brilliants, each sur- tion of the curious or the philosophic, may rounded by a detached circle of the same, and with double diamond hook ; weight 10 tuate on the shore opposite to Weymouth;

now be seen at a place called Ringstead, sicarats, 100 gs.

it is a volcano in miniature, and has appearA mahogany travelling dressing-case, ed for more than a week, the rocks on the with silver-gilt implements, containing a pot cliff, to the extent of some feet, exhibiting a for hot water, with finely chased frieze, and smoking appearance, and on being stirred a beautiful goblet, with a vast variety of with a stick, which became charred, flames splendid silver-gilt articles ; weight of silver, issued forth of sufficient maguitude to allow 86 oz. 113 g: On the Sth day of April, was sold the usual a sight has attracted a great number

of the toasting of a piece of bread. So un

100 gs.

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Domestic Occurrences.

[April, of persons to the spot, though some of the they proceeded to Carlisle, where a letter neighbours state that the smoking appear- was sbown her as from Mr. Grimsditch, the ance has been partially visible at intervals, family solicitor, desiring her "to shew the for the last three years. On the shore un- same fortitude that her father had evinced derneath, a great ponderous stone, having on the occasion of his losses;" that she was the metallic appearance, is found, which is thus induced, under the influence of terror used for ships' ballast, and is commonly at the impending destruction of her family, called iron stone, having much the appear- to accompany Edward to Scotland, and in ance of that metal. This phenomenon is no the hope of preserving them from ruin the doubt the result of martial pyrites, a species marriage at Gretna took place. Mr. R. of coal composed of sulphur and iron, which, Turner and Mr. Crichley, two uncles of Miss becoming decomposed by the late rains, 'Turner, and Mr. Grimsditch, proved follow combustion its natural characteristic) has ing the parties to Calais, and bringing ber taken place. The Dorset. County Chronicle home. Mrs. Wakefield was implicated in states, that on the 29th of March, smoke the conspiracy, by advancing money to her was observed to issue from four apertures, sons-in-law to carry their objects into efbesides those already mentioned. 'On the fect, and by gaining information as to the 31st a considerable quantity of the cliff fell absence of Mr. Turner from bome.- When into the crater , the smoke thus received a Miss Turner was called on to give her evitemporary check; but on the 3d inst. it depce, Mr. Scarlett objected, as she was burst forth with renewed vigour. Hutchins “ legally the wife of one of the defendants ; " mentions a like smoking appearance of the but Mr. Baron Hullock decided that he cliffs at Charmouth, about three huodred should admit her evidence, even if this was years ago, and supposed from a similar cause a valid marriage, as there were cases where as the above, pyrites being found on the the evidence of wives against their hushands spot. Near the town of Wednesbury, in was admissible, and to reject her evidence Staffordshire, and Dudley, in Worcestershire here (said the learned Judge) would involve (says Parkes) there are masses of coal on an incongruity, of which the law cannot cerfire, which have been burning for ages, ow- tainly admit: the young lady was then exing probably to the decomposition of pyrites. amined, and proved the facts as stated; she We read also of a combustible ground of this admitted that she repeated her consent to kiud near Baku, in Persia, where the follow- the marriage before several persons, and that ers of Zoroaster perform their devotions. she believed herself the lawful wife of EdThe carbonated hydrogen gas that arises ward-Gibbon Wakefield, till informed to the from this ground is so abundant, that the contrary by her uncles and Mr. Grimsditch priests have conducted it by hollow canes at Calais. For the defence, the principal into one of their temples, where it burns reliance was, that by the law of Scotland the continually, and is looked upon to be the sa- marriage was legal; and several witnesses cred flame of universal power.

were called to prove that Miss Turner ap

peared throughout the journey as a free March 23.-A trial, which had long pre- agent, that she had acted from inclination, viously excited much public interest, on ac- and had had no restraint put upon her.count of the respectability of the parties, and The trial lasted till eight in the evening, the peculiar circumstances of the case, came when Mr. Baron Hullock proceeded to charge on at the Lancaster Assizes. The three de- the Jury. Io adverting to the separate cases fendants, Edward-Gibbon, William, and Mrs. of these defendants, he thought the Jury Wakefield, with Edward Thevenot, a French- could entertain little doubt of the guilt of man, were indicted for a conspiracy in un- the two Wakefields; but the case as relawfully carrying off Ellen Turner, (an garded Mrs. Wakefield stood on a different heiress to considerable property,) and with ground, as she might not have known precausing the said Ellen to contract matrimony cisely the arrangements and full intentions with Edward Gibbon Wakefield, against the of all the other parties, when she advnoced consent of her father, &c. Witnesses were the money, and made the inquiries as to Mr. called to prove that the defendants, by stat- Turner's absence. His Lordship was proing Miss Turner's mother to be extremely ill, ceeding to sum up the evidence in detail, had induced the Misses Daulby, of Liver- when he was informed by the Jury that they pool, where she was at school, to suffer her had made up their minds upon the facts. to accompany Thevenot (representing him- After a conference among Counsel, it was self as the servant of a Dr. Armstrong) for agreed to take a verdict of Not Guilty upon the purpose of going home; that the two the third count of the indictment, which inWakefields me: them at Manchester, and sinuated the use of force, there being no there Edward represented to Miss Turner evidence to sustain that part of the charge. that her father was ruined by the failure of The Jury retired for twenty minutes, and banks, at the same time offering to advance returned with a verdict of Guilty against the 60,000l. to relieve him from his embarrass- three Wakefields. (Thevenot has absconded.) ments if she would marry him ; it appeared The two male prisoners were then committed that before she would decide, she desired to to Lancaster gaol, to be brought up for judysee her father, which was agreed to, and ment on a future day.

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PROMOTIONS AND PREFERMENTS.

GAZETTE PROMOTIONS.

Rev. C. Hall, Routh R. York. War-Office, March 26.-Staff. – Brevet- Rev. C. Johnston, Feliskirk V. York. wajor J. Gurwood, 19th Foot, to be Dep. Rev. G. W. Jordan, Waterstock R. Oxon. Adj.-Gen. to the Forces in the Windward and Rev. M. Keating, Ventry R. co. Kerry, Leeward Islands (with the rank of Lieut.-col.) Ireland - April 9. 45th Foot, Capt. J. Cole, to be Rev. J. Kempthorne, Wedmore V.co. Som. Major.–56th ditto, Major J. Peddie, to be Rev. W. Lloyd, Lillingstone Lovell R. co. Major.–Unattached : Major John Elliot Oxford. Cairnes, 56th Foot, to be Lieut.-col of Inf.: Rev. M. Lowther, Maker R. York. R. W. St. John, Esq. to be Agent and Con- Rev. A. M.Laine, to the Parish of Ardnasul-gen, at Algiers ; Major-gen. Wulf, of murcban, Scotland. the Artillery, to be Col.-Commandant. Rev. W. Mayd, Wethersfield R. Suffolk.

Whitehall, April 17. His Royal Highness Rev. G. Montagu, South Pickenham R. William Henry, Duke of Clarence, to be Norfolk. High Admiral of Great Britain and Ireland, Rev. C. Musgrove, Halifax V. co. York. and the Dominions thereunto belonging. Rev. H. J. Ridley, Kirby Underdale R. co.

York. Menters returned to serve in Parliament, Rev. W. H. Roberts, Clewer R. co. Berks. Berwick-upon-Tweed.—Sir Francis Blake, Rov. P. Saumarez, Great Easton R. Essex.

Bart. rice Gladstone, whose election has Rev. T. Shepherd, Cruxeaston R. Hants. been determined to be void.

Rev. C. R. Smith, Withiel-Flurey P.C. co. West Looe.—Sir C. Hulse, vice Buller, who

Somerset. has accepted the Chiltern Hundreds. Rev. T. Stacey, Gelligaer R. Glamorgansh.

Rev. G. F. Tavel, Great Fakenham R. EcclesiaSTICAL PREFERMENTS.

Suffolk. Rev. W. Adamson, Kilkislem R. co. Clare. Rev. T. Westropp, Bruree V. co. Limerick. Rev. C. L. Band, Sheldon P. C. with Com- Rev.W. B. Winning, Keyshoe V. Bedfordsh.

brawleigh R. Devon. Rev. A. Bayley, Edycott R. Northampton.

CHAPLAINS. Rev. A. Beckwith, Collingham R. York. Rev S. Burder, Chaplain to the Earl of Rev. E. R. Benyon, Downham R. Essex. Bridgewater. Hev. T. Bradburne, Toft R. with Caldecott Rev. E. Burton, Examining Chaplain to the V. annexed, co. Cambridge.

Bishop of Oxford.

BIRTHS. March 11. At Lebeck Hume, Hotwells, Suffolk, the wife of the Rev. Nat. Colville, co. Glouc. the wife of Daniel Farley, of a dau.—29. At Etton, the wife of the Montreal, esq. a son. - 12. Io London, the Rev. S. Creyke, a dou.- In Mansfield-st. wife of the Rev. Francis North, a son and London, the Right Hon. Lady Petre, a son. heir. 14. At Woodleigh Parsonage, the -30. At Mrs. Gapper's, College-green, wife of the Rev. R. Edmunds, a dau.- Bristol, the wife of Capt. Edmund Gapper, 19. The wife of Robert P. Tyrwhitt, esq. of R. A. a dau.Lately. At Southampton, the Middle Temple, a son.

-22. At his the wife of Capt. Fred. J. Thomas, Å. N. house, Hyde-park-corner, the lady of Sir Edmund Antrobus, Bart. a dau. -24. The April 1. In Gower-street, the wife of John wife of Capt. Edw. Purvis, a dau.-At Patteson, esq. barrister at law, a son.Chertsey, the wife of Capt. Dixie, R. N. a 3. The wife of the Rev. John Davison,

-25. At the Rectory, Baxted, the Preb. of Worcester and St. Paul's, a dau. wife of the Rev, A.C. Lawrence, a son.

-4. At Campsall Park, near Ferrybridge, At Dover, the wife of Peter Hesketh, esq.

of co. York, Lady Radcliffe, adau.-5. At Rossall Hall, Lancashire, a dau.—At Flo- Sneed Park, the wife of Thos. Daniel, esq. rence, the lady of Sir Hedworth Williamson, jun. a dau. — 1l. At G. Byog's, esq. M.P. Bart. a son and heir.-27. At Livermere, St. James's-sq. the Lady J. Thyone, a son.

& son.

son.

MARRIAGES. Oct. 10, 1826. At Hertford, the Rev. Rob. bay service, to Mary Anne, dau. of MajorRidsdale, Rector of Knockin, co. Salop, and gen. Sir Lionel Smith, K.C.B. Vicar of Kerdford in Sussex, to Audrey Feb. 22, 1827. At Malta, Lieut.-gen. St. Harriet, eldest dau. of the Right Hon. Lord Vincent Whitmore, to Isabella Maxwell, elJohn Townshenrl, of Balls Park, Herts. dest dau. of Sir John Stoddart, President of 24. At Poonah, Robert J. Luard, esq. Bom- the High Court of Appeal, and Judge of the GENT. MAG. April, 1827.

Vice Admiralty Court, Malta.

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