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[From the Hobart Town Courier, Jan. 12.] Mr. Yardley has been appointed to the.situation of Judge of the Supreme Court of
Boraßay, and was knighted on the 28th September. At a meeting of her Majesty and Privy Council on the 28ih, a f orm of thanksgiving for the late abundant harvest was ordered. The proprietor of the Gazette de France had been sentenced to three months imprisonment, and to pay a fine of 2000f., (£BO British) for publishing an article on the murder of the Duchess de Praslin calculated to excite hatred and contempt against the government. "There is no end to horrors. A dark diama is about to be disclosed," says the Paris correspondent of the Atlas, " and anoth >r murder is suspected to have taken place in high life, of which the circumstances, if not so atrociously cruel as those connected with the assassination of the Duchess de Praslin, are said to display more cold blooded premeditation ; and the crime, being dictated by avarice, is from its very motive more base and hateful still. The mother-in-law of a wellknown deputy (her imagination having apparently been acted upon by the frightful details of the late murder,) dreamt that her daughter, whose recent dath she was still deploring, had been poisoned by her husband.- The dream had such an effect upon the already excited nerves of the oIJ lady, that, without communicating her intention to any one, she immediately repaired to the chateau of her son-in-law, where her daughter had been recently buried, and causing the body to be exhnmed, it was examiued by medical men. The result is at present kept secret, but it was reported yesterday that the husband had absconded. The Due D'Auraale had been appointed GoTernor-General of Algeria. Mr. William Smith OBrien has accepted the office of President of the Confederate Club at Limerick. Mr. Cobden was at Moscow. From Monte Video intelligence had been received to the 16th July. As Lord Howden was on that day leaviug H.M.S. Raleigh to proceed to the town, in order to take official leave of the Provisional Government, a signal was made by Mr. Consul Hood from the barracks to the ship in these words :—: — " The Freuch Minister and the Monte Videan Ministry earnestly entreat the English Envoy not to come on shore, as liis lifu is threatened by the foreigners." Fouiteen ricks of corn had been burnt at Shilliugiord, the property of a farmer who ha.l loweied wages : and the fire was said to have been wilfal. The Spectator of ihe 25th gives three more instances of alarming fires. Mr. More O'Ferral has accepted the Governorship of Malta. The Journal de Honfleur announces the failure ot M. Bourdel Eude, banker, of that town ; his liabilities are supposed to be about 3,000,000 francs. He had taken to flight. " It is understood that the suggestion made to the Government will be for the issue of £5,000,000 of bank notes for six months, on the deposit of valid securities. If this measure be not adopted, there is, unfortunately, 100 good ground to fear that not only the collieries of Northumberland, but the mills of Lancashire, will be stopped, and the great trade of the country indefinitely suspended." The race for the Doncaster St. Leger was run in three minutes and twenty seconds. Mr. Pedley having been declared to win with Foreclosure. Cossack went off at score, followed closely by Van Tromp and Eryx, Foreclosure lying off. Van Tromp passed Cossack, and won easy by a neck. The following horses were placed in the undermentioned order ; Eryx 3, Jovial 4, Planet 5, Philosopher 6, Swallow 7, and foreclosure 8 A very decided sensation was produced on the morning of the 25th, by the announcement that Messrs. Rogers, the bankers, had succeeded in recovering nearly the whole of the vast amount of notes stolen from them some years since, but which, the Bank of England, under a certain guarantee, hail replaced. The notes are deposited with the Utter for examination, and it is understood that Messrs Rogers will lose about £2,500. Ii will be remembered that the robbery took place on the night of the 24th November, 1844, and that besides the notes there was £1,200 in golJ. v^ c need hardly say that Messrs. Rogers have not had any of the latter returned. The reward offered by the Association of Bankers was £3,000, and the precaution taken to prevent the circulation of the notes have at length induced the delinquents to restore them. The circumstance had afforded great satisfaction. The Journal dcs Debats announces the failure of the house of Excels and Company, of Venice, for the sura ot 1,300,000 Austrian livres. The firm was' exclusively engaged in the corn trade, and the consequences of the failure will be severely felt in the ports of the Adriatic and Mediterranean. Amongst other stoppages is that of Messrs. Dennison and Company, of O'Brien's Bridge, Limerick. A testimonial has been presented by'the inhabitants of Glasgow to Sir Harry Smith,
the new Gorernor of the Cape of Good Hope. It is in the form of an epergne, and is valued at £450. In consequence of the protracted duration of the war in Mexico, the firm Watson, Brothers & Co., Derby-buildings, Liverpool, were obliged to stop payment on the 20th September. Accounts from Berlin and Frankfort announce the rapid approach of cholera in Poland. Marshal Sebastiani and the children of his daughter, the unfortunate Duchess de Praslin, were to arrive on the 21st at the Chateau of Vaudreuil. Preparations were in progress at the church for a grand funeral service for the defunct. Intelligence from Naples to the 13th had been received. Insurrection in the kingdom of the Two Sicilies was everywhere, and the king endeavoured to restore order by terror. Twenty. five young men, between twenty and thirty years of age, belonging to all classes of society, were on the 12th instant at Messina. The populations of suspected localities were to be decimated. Indignation and horror was excited at Naples. Reggio had been bombarded by a division of steam frigates. A great number of houses were destroyed ; many victims were buried under their ruins. The venerable bishop was obliged to implore with tears in his eyes the Count of Ai;uila, brother to the king, who commanded in person the bombardnent, to suspend the work of firing. Her Majesty has been pleased to name his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales as patron of the next Eisteddfod, to take place at Abergavenny in 1848; on which occasion bis> Royal Highness will give a prize of 26 guineas for " the best critical essay on the history of the language and literature of Wales, from the time ot Gruffytld ap Cynan (and Merlin) to that of Sir Gruffydd Llwyd (and Gwilyaun Ddu), accompanied with specimens both in the original, and in a close (English or Latin) translation of t l >e poems ni'-st characteristic of that period. Shakespeare's house at Stratford-on-Avon has been purchased by the London and Scrarfojd committee, on behalf o' the nation, for £3000. In France, M. Gmzothasb en re-appoint-tPii Preside! t ot the Council of Ministeis, in ill? place of Marshal Soult, Duke o' Dalmatia, whose lesignation was accepted. The Maiblidl has been honoured with the appointment ot Marshal Geneial of France. In the obituary we notice the demise cf Sir J. B. Bosanquet, who, for the period ol twelve years was one of the Puisne Judges in the Court of Common Pleas. M. Coletti, the Greek Minister, died on the 12ih September ; and Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Ddjhwood, X.C.8., Grand Cros& of the Tower and Sword, the last surviving officer of Lord Rodney's ship, the Formidable, on the 21st. Sir John Burke, Bart., died at Dublin on the 13th September. The Marsh il Duke de Reggio, Governor of the Invalids, died at Paris on the same day. The mortal remains of Louis Bonaparte, foiraerly King of Holland, were expected to arrive at Marseilles from Florence, where he died some months since. The remains of Napoleon's brother ar>. to be deposited at Rueil, beside the ex Queen Hortense. Madame Albertazzi died on the 25th at St. John's Wood, aged 35. Her health had been some time declining, and she died of a rapid consumption. Albertazzi made a most successful debut at her Majesty's Theatre in Cenerentola, April 19, 1837. After that she sung at the Philharmonic Concerts, and in 1840 she appeared at Drury Lane in the opera La Gazza Ladra, and was eminently successful. The Courrier Francais announces that a funeral service was celebrated in the church of St. Nicolas dcs Champs on the 15th inst., Napoleon's birthday, for the repose of the souls of the 12,000 pnsoners, out of 22,000 who died of hunger andmiseiy in the island of Cabrera during the war with Spain. The service had been ordered by some of the survivors. Italy. — Accounts from Italy show that much agitation prevails in different quarters. The Austrians have acted with such violence at Ferrara as to have provoked a serious remonstiance and protest from the Cardinal Legate. Austrian soldiers patrol the streets at nights, threatening to fire upon any groups of persons they met in their way, even ou the civic guard, should they uot at once respond to their summons. The city is, accordingly, in the greatest state of excitement, not one stirring out after nightfall. The civic guard has been ordered by the Legate not to patrole, lest a collision might take place.
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LATEST ENGLISH NEWS., New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 264, 9 February 1848
LATEST ENGLISH NEWS. New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 264, 9 February 1848
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