Liverpool Mercury, etc. from Liverpool, Merseyside, England on April 20, 1863 · 7
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Liverpool Mercury, etc. from Liverpool, Merseyside, England · 7

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THE LIYESEPOdL MMOtJIt MOKDAf, APEIL 20, iM LATEST j AND Si FRANCE. KTVU OF MRELLIOT IN PARIS. AKiWVi Paris, April 18, Evening. jtfr Elliot has arrived here, and will leave for Loon on Monday. BnnRSE, -Paris, April 18. The bourse Vt vrv dull. Rentes closed at 69 60, or 20o. loer than yesterday- SPAIN. THE MINISTERIAL PROGRAMME. Madrid, Aran 17, Evenino. T to-day's sitting of the Congress the debate BZ the ministerial programme , w iwmmei General Concha stated that the Ministry decimal to submit to tutelage from any quarter, but will accept th support of all The Ministry has resolved to submit the budget to tho discussion f the Chambers. THE ITALIAN JPARLIAMBNT. Tdrih, April 18. In to-day's sitting of the Chamber of Deputies, Si"uor Lovito introduced a bill authorising the Ministry to make the expenditure neoessary for carrying on several branches of the public service ; this expenditure having been approved of at a Council of Ministers, at which were present a committee composed of several members of the Senate and Chambers of Deputies. Signor Lovito stated the object of his bill todw to provide for those urgent wants of the Administration, the satisfaction o which would not admit of the delay attendant upon constitutional forms. After a short debate, in which Signor Boggio endeavoured to Bhow the unconstitutional character of Signor Lovito's bill, it was rejected by the Chamber. The discussion of the budgot of justice was then proceeded with. Signor Ricciardi complained of the bad administration of justice in the southern provinces, and of some summary executions of brigands. Signor Micelli made some observations to the same effect. After some explanations from Signor Pieanelli, Minister of Justice, who protested against the assertions of these members, the debate on the budget of justice was adjourned until the Chamber should hear the report of the Brigandage Committee. PRUSSIA. Berlin, April 18. The commercial treaty between Prussia and Belgium was adopted to-day in the Chamber of Deputies. Only two members of the Catholic party voted against it. The next sitting of the chamber will take place on Wednesday next, when the discussion will commence on the Ministerial Responsibility Bill. The Nord Deutsche Zeitung of to-day says " As iho Czar's amnesty doubtless applies also to the insurgents who have crossed over into Prussian territory, it may be expected that arrangements will be made for their release. Chests of arms destined for the Poles have been confiscated in this city to-day." The Kreu: Zeitung oi to-day says "We learn that reinforcements of troops are on their way to the districts of Pleschen and Schroda." THE CZAR AND THE KING OF PRUSSIA Paris, April 18. The Nord and some foreign journals speak of a projected interview between the Czar and the King of Prussia. WARLIKE PREPARATIONS OF SWEDEN. Paris, April 18, Evening. La France of this evening says "The Swedish Government is hastening the execution of the works for the reorganisation of the fleet and for maritime defences. It is said that the Government is actively engaged in fortifying Carlscrona, the most important maritime port of Sweden, and that the harbour will be capable of affording shelter not only to the Swedish fleet, but also to the squadrons of those powers whose interest it might be to station a naval force in those waters. Their squadrons will find accommodation for repairing and provisioning." Orders have been given for the immediate iron-plating of four vessels of war and three frigates. The Pays of this evening also states that Sweden is actively engaged in armaments. THE POLISH INSURRECTION. Cracow, April 18. A considerable body of insurgents are fortifying Kuezyk, in the district of Warsaw. A large Prussian force is marching against Lele-wel, who, with the insurgents under his command, is Btationed between Tamogrod and Tomaszow. A great many Russian troops are concentrated at Kolo. DEFEAT OF THE INSURGENTS. Lemberu, April 19. Lelewel's insurgent force, 300 strong, has been dispersed by the Russians, after an engagement of an hour's duration. Part of the insurgents fled to Galicia. THE RUSSIAN AMNESTY. Warsaw April 16. The text of the imperial decree granting an amnesty has been officially published here. It is not in conformity with the text given by the St. Petersburg journals. The amne3ty is to be extended to those only who have been drawn into the movement, 6o that the leaders are excluded. DEPARTURE OF THE SULTAN FROM ALEXANDRIA. Alexandria, April 17, Evening. The Sultan left here to-day at three p.m., on his return to Constantinople. Ismail Pasha remained on board the imperial yacht till the last morning, and the parting was most cordial MAIL NEWS. Queknstown. April 19. The British and North American royal mail steamship Europa arrived here to day at eleven a.m. She embarked mails and passengers, and proceeded at four p.m. for Halifax and Boston, all well. Bombay Mail. Marseilles, April 10. The Masailia arrived here with the above mail at o am. to-day. The mail leaves for London by the i oki p.m. raain. Calcutta and China Mails, Alexandria. Aeril 19. The Valetta sailed with the abovn mails at noon to-day for Marseilles, where she may . j 1 .. 1 1. .1 nKL- i I 1 FT!) T " w B&pttcttm auuui. wiu tohii instant, xne ivipou, with the heavy portion of the mails, left at sumiot yesterday. She may be looked for at Southampton aDout the 1st ol way. FRANCE AND MEXICO. The Times Paris correspondent says that when the French have conquered Mexico, which is inevitable, it is probable that England will be invited to join jnrance with a view to tne organisation of the country, and particularly the organisation of the finances. There is no doubt of the wishes of the Emperor to deal disinterestedly and liberally with the foreign governments which have claims on Mexico; and letters from Vera Cruz state that General Forey had set apart 25 per cent, of the customs receipts of that port for the benefit of the English bondholders. It was believed at head lowers that the occupation of the country by the 'raocn would last at least tour years. POLAND. tjjw of to-day, which contains an order from vernmen to te. Polea not to pay conascated. THE BRAZILS. Buenos Atrks, March 15, ('vid Lisbon.) Tho m taken nlZ ? 0,1858 ov- No failure 6n pJaw- none are likely to take pla, No failures have ce. INDIA. "times" teekobam. "W. 8? lii eidB t0 Lon(fe f- 6d- lb. shirt- or. Ha. Average quality salt, 66r. MyflSi Mr- RicUrd, . dmggist, of "en, all of whom died in a few hours. AMERICA. ARRIVAL OF THE SAXONIA AND ASIA THE ATTACK ON CHARLESTON. BREAD RIOTS IN RICHMOND. THE RELATIONS BETWEEN TUB FEDERAL STATES & ENGLAND. IMPORTANT DEMOCRATIC MEETING-. THE NEWS BY THE SAXONIA. Southampton, Saturday, April 18. Tho Hamburg and American Company's Bteain-Bhip Saxonia, Captain Ehers, hag arrived off Cowes on her way to Hamburg. She left New York at six a.m. on the morning of the 6th instant. She brings 12 passengers for Southampton, 28 for Havre, and 103 for Hamburg. On freight she has specie $114,000 for England, $13,000 for France, and $4655 for Hamburg. She encountered severe weather the first three days of her passage in lat. yy jx., ion. ai its w. ; saw several largo ice- New York. April 5 (EvkninoV A severe gale and snow storm prevailed on the Rappahannock yesterday. There is nothing new transpiring there. Generals Hampton and Fitz-hugh Lee are said to be at Culpepper with a Confederate force of 2500 men. The news from Vioksburg is not encouraging. The movement on Haine's Bluff proved a failure, and the Federal fleet and transports had returned to Young's Point. General Grant has succeeded in placing a battery of 84-pounder Parrott's beyond the levee in a position to easily reach Vicksburg, and wa3 about to open the bombardment on the 27th, when it was postponed in consequence of a storm. The attack on Fort Pemberton recommenced on the 27th by the gunboats Baron Dekalib and Chilli-cothe. The result is not known. Indications point to the abandonment of the Yazoo Pass expedition. A fleet of twelve transports just out of the Pass were ordered to return empty. There are 300 boats now at Young's Point. A despatoh from Cairo of the 4th says" The water still continues to pour through the 'cut ' at Lake Providence ; nearly all the town is sub merged." The troops have been compelled to move their encampments further up the river. The nealth of the troops ia good, but the buffalo gnats are said to be killing large numbers of the Uovernment norses. It is now believed that all the expeditions, including the one. down the Yazoo Pass, have returned to Young's Point. Tho Bulletin says that the Federal battery opposite Vicksburg has silenced a rebel battery on the opposite shore. A St. Louis despatch says that the rebels have withdrawn a large part of their force from the front to the rear of Vioksburg, anticipating that the Federals will attack them vid Yazoo Pass or Haines Bluff. Yazoo City and Greenwood have been strengthened by the rebels, who have moved their guns from the river front to. the rear of Vicksburg. During a high wind the rebel gunboat Vicksburg broke from her moorings, floated down the stream, and was captured by Farragut's vessel Despatches from General Curtis, St. Louis, state that a band of rebel guerillas captured the boats Murdock and Sam Gatty, and that Colonel King pursued the enemy, and after two engagements completely routed them. The Federal forces succeeded in breaking up a rebel camp with 600 men, near Woodury, on the 1st instant. The rebels were dispersed, and fled over the hills. A number were killed and wounded ; 30 were captured, together with 50 horses, a number of mules, foui- waggons, and the rebel camp. The enemy are gathering in large force on the Tennessee river above Florence, and are building floats to cross the river, with a view probably to reinforce the army at Vicksburg. It is understood that no further efforts will be made to raise negro regiments in the free states. A mass convention of the Union Leagues of New Jersey will be held in Trenton on the 16th instant. COMMERCIAL. Gold was not very active generally, but was firmer, selling up to 155$, and closing 155 bid. Stocks were generally better, with some irregularity in the movement. Exchange was about 170 at the close. Money was extremely easy; 5 to 6 per cent, for call loans. THE NEWS BY THE ASIA. The British and North American royal mail steamer Asia, Captain Shannon, from New York on the 8th instant, arrived in the Mersey yesterday afternoon. She brought 75 passengers (amongst whom is the Hon. Cassius M. Clay, United States Minister to Russia), and $153,588 in specie. New York, April 8. President Lincoln is visiting the Potomac army. A report, considered unworthy of credence, has reached New York from New Orleans that the Confederates had commenced to evacuate Port Hudson. General Rosecranz officially reports that Morgan's guerillas had been encountered at Snow Hill, and defeated by General Stanley. Morgan's forces escaped with their artillery. The negro expedition has evacuated Jacksonville, Florida, and, after burning the town, has returned to Port Royat The Federal gunboats on the Tennessee river have been driven back bv the Confederates. Un successful efforts havo been mado by the Federals to land at Tuscumbra. The reported evacuation of Richmond is now denied. The Confederates have marched a large force to Washington, North Carolina, and it is supposed they have engaged the Federals under General Foster. It is rumoured that General Lee is in the Shenan doah Vallev. All the Federal expeditions intended to reach the rear of Vicksburg by way of the Sunflower River and the Yazoo i"ass have been abandoned. The military situation in Tennessee is un changed. The report of the committee on the conduct of the war is considered oy the democratic journals as a partisan report to injure jvruiellan. The republican iournals consider that the report shows conclusively M'Clellan's incapacity. The New York Times thinks that M'Clellan did not favour a war policy, but sympathised with the peace party, and that this was the key to his extraordinary procrastination and inefficiency. The Secretary of the Treasury has issued stringent orders regarding commercial intercourse with insurrectionary States. The purchase of coram wun gom is iormauen, anu inmiary omcers are torbidden to trade. The Southern journals say that the peace part-were about to introduce a Deace resolution, whic would probably pass one House of Congress before the adjournment. In Connecticut a republican uovernorand repub lican state officers have been elected. Three out of the four republican nominees for Congress have been elected, and the Legislature is also strongly republican. The democrats lose one member of Congress. The governor's majority is 3000, being a republican loss of 6000 since last year. The British prize steamer Aries has arrived at New York. She waB oaptured 30 miles north of Charleston. The schooner Sue has been captured off Wilmington. The British frigate Rinaldo sailed for Hampton Roads on the 5th instant. THE ATTACK ON CHARLESTON. Washington, April 7. Official information lately reached the War Department that the movement against Charleston had been initiated by the landing of a small Federal force near the foot of James Island. Private letters have been received to-night from Commander John Rogers, secend in command under Admiral Dupont, and also irom ueneral iinnter to his relatives, dated Friday last, fully corroborating the rphpl accounts of the landing of our forceH on St. John's Island, and the withdrawal of the enemy's pickets. They speak in the most sanguine manner of the contemplated movement resulting in great success, no less man tne tail ot unaneston. The department will probably have official despatches to-morrow. The Bichmond Examiner, of the 2nd instant. states that the Federals had not landed in force as reported, and that nothing but skirmismng between scouting parties had ocourred on Seabrooks Island. Northern correspondents report that a Federal regiment occupied Coles Island, nine miles from Charleston, without opposition. A general attack was not expected before this week. BREAD RIOTS IN RICHMOND. Baltimore, April 7. Colonel Stewart, of the 2nd Indiana regiment, one of the 14 United States officers just released by the rebels, and who has just arrived here, makes the following statement ; Ou Thursday last he saw from his prison window in Richmond a great bread riot, composed of about 3000 women, who were armed with- clubs, guns, and stones.' They broke open the Government and private stores, and took bread, clothing, and whatever olae they wanted. The militia were ordered out to cheok the riot, but failed to do so. Jefferson Davis and other high officials made speeches to the infuriated women, and told them they should have whatever they needed. They then became calm, and order was once more restored. All the other released Union officers confirm this statement. RELATIONS BETWEEN THE FEDERAL STATES AND ENGLAND. Our relations with Great Britain (savs a Wash ington despatch) are considered by those who are conversant with them extremely dolicate. The correspondence between Earl Russell and Minister Adams with relation to the fitting oat and sailing of the pirate Alabama, contained in the English Blue Book, but not vet published in this country. and the correspondence still going on touching the mnflfcniction and eauinment in British waters of other piratical craft, have been conduofced on the nnrt of John Bull in a tone which is unfriendly, if c , j e - T..ti not roenauuiK turn jiuvuibivc nm. xudu nlnntu himself on the strict letter of the statute applicable to the case, refers our Government to that statute, and in effect refuses to take steps to remedy the grievance complained of. The matter has recently Deen seriously discussed in the Cabinet. Vt io tlirmcrM. in soma Quarters that with the cap ture of Charleston apprehensions on this score may be dismissed. The ministers here of the principal foreign Powers are believed to be of the opinion that its capture is impossible. THE MOVEMENTS IN THE WEST. Cihoihnati, April 7. A special despatch from Helena, dated the 3rd instant, flays that advices from General Quimby's expedition to the 30th ultimo state that no progress had been mado in the reduction of Fort Greenwood. Our forces were still in front of the enemy, and there had been considerable skirmishing between the pickets on shore. The rebels were improving the ' time by greatly increasing the strength of their works. They have received and mounted more heavy guns, and are well supplied with ammunition. It is the opinion of well-informed offioors that our gunboats will not succeed in taking the place. The country along the Tallahatchie is occupied by two regiments of Confederate cavalry, and swarms with guerrillas. One of our mosquito boats captured five rebel raf tmen at the mouth of the Coldwater River, and indications of attempts to place torpedos in the channel have been discovered. The first reconnaissance of Haine's Bluff by gunboats was made by Admiral Porter. The object was one of reconnaissance only. They proceeded within range of the rebel batteries and fired shots over at them, but the shots were not returned. IMPORTANT DEMOCRATIC MEETING. A great Democratic meeting has been held in New York, at which the following resolutions were adopted : That, as the oxprossion of the sentiments of the conservative democracy of the city of New York, we continue to oppose the policy of the national Administration as hostile to the restoration of the Union, as subversive of the constitution, and as oppressive to the people, 'That the several measures of the last Congress, adopted under pretexts of crashing the rebellion, are repugnant to every principle of justice, and calculated to strengthen the Southern States, and permanently established the so-called Southern Confederacy. Mint the war, as conducted by this administration, has been a failure. Whether designed or not, the immense resources of men and money freely given by the people have been dissipated and destroyed without accomplishing any favourable results, Xhiit under these circumstances we deolare for peace. This administration cannot conquer the South if they would and would riot if they could. Thus, war proving unsuccessful, we favour peace and conciliation 09 the only mode left to us to restore the Union. Force In the hands of our rulers having accomplished nothing, we demand a change of measures not for separation, but for restoration and those who oppose are either mis taken zealots or traitors without patriotism. That we call upon th'e judiciary of the State of New York to sustain and vindicate the right of the people to tho sacred and imprescriptible writ of Ao&em carpus, and to preserve the freedom of speech and of the press ; that (in the language of Francis P. Blair) " under no possible contingency, not even in an insurrection, or amid the throes of ami war, can the Government justify official interference with the freedom of speech or of the press, any more than it can with the freedom of the 1 ballot ; that the licentiousness of the tongue and of the pen is a minor evil compared with the licentiousness of arbitrary power;" and that (in the language of the oen-stitution of this State) " eveiy citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right," but responsible to the laws of this State only. That we entreat the Republican majority in our State legislature, which has already tarnished the fair financial reputation of New York, by a partial repudiation of payment in coin of the interest on our State debt, not to further disgrace us by sanctioning the establishment, in violation of the spirit of our constitution, of scores of United States bonks among us, and the plunder of the people by the issue of hundreds of millions more of irreiloemable and valueless paper money. That we observe, rather with a feeling of relief than with resentment, the occasional secession, one by one, of disappointed leaders from our political ranks to those of the abolition party, believing that an open foe is always better than a false friend, and that the Democratic party, in the Bpring tide of its coming success, is large enough to spare all those who wont to go out from it, by whatever motive induced, and still win such victories as it has won in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York: that we denounce the " Loyal League " movement as a "base invention" of the enemy ; tliot the terms "loyal" and " disloyal " are not American, are not appropriate to our institutions and had been discontinued iu this country since the proclamations of Cornwallis, Howe, and Bur-goyne, until revived by Abraham Lincoln. Ferdinando Wood, one of the speakers, declared that until the conferences were opened it was impossible for any one to say whether under such circumstances the South would or would not listen to negotiations looking to re-union. Speeches were made declaring it to be insanity to suppose that the South ever could be conquered. AID TO IRELAND. A large meeting haa been held in New York iu aid of the distress in Ireland. Generals M'Clellan and Meagher and Archbishop Hughes addressed the meeting. The threats indulged in by the speakers towards England were strong and pointed. Meagher said he was delighted to find that in the movement that night for the benefit of Ireland the best beloved and foremost of American generals ied the way. (Three cheers were here given for George B. M'Clellan.) Prompt as he has been, said G eneral Meagher, to come to the rescue of Ireland with sword in scabbard, I well know that no one would be readier than the young and gifted organiser of the army of the Potomac (cheers) to render to Ireland, after another fashion, a more lasting and nobler relief. (Loud cheers. ) In speaking thuB I feel full satisfaction in saying that I have spoken the sentiment of all that remains of my Irish brigade. (Cheers.) COMMERCIAL. New York, April 7 (Evening). Money easy. Gold 50 per cent, premium. Exchange on London : Bankers' billB, 167. Stocks dull. New York Central, 116 ; Illinois, 89 ; Erie, 765 ; United States Bonds Five per Cents,, 97 ; ditto Six per Cents,, 104$. Cotton quiet. Mid dling upland, wo. to vie. Diour dun, ana iuc. lower. Wheat dull. Corn declining. Provisions dull. Coffee good inquiry. Sugar and molasses quiet. Crude petroleum, 20. Passengers by the Asia. Mrs. F. Vyse, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Burger, Mrs. H. U. de Jome, Mr. H. Arnold, Mr. C. Moletta, Mr. P. T. Townley and lady, Hon. W. J. Walker, Mr. George A. Clark, Mr. Blliston, Mr. A. M'Ewen, Mr. W. Valles, Captain Penhallow, Mr. H. Angor. -Mr. V. Danlion, Mr. C. H. Talbot, Mr. T. Howell, Mr. Daubmnnn, Mr. Wather, Master Wheatley, MiJss Power, Miss Whelon, Mr. J. Kingsford, Mr. E. Mathias, Mr. C. Hiedsleck, Mr. T. F. Tempest, Mr. R, G. Cuesta, Mr. Mark Frith, Mr. J. B. Brush, Mr. J. H. Lavalle, Mr. T. E. Madeira, Mr. E. H. Hodgson, Mr. J. M. Polo, Mr. H. F. Gover, Mr. 3. M. Gonzales, Mr. C. Gonzales, Mr. G. Mulligan, Mr. T, Engle, Miss Jane Roy, Mr. R. Bowden, Mr. F. Williams, Mr. W. Spencer, Mr. X. Idpmann, lady, and infant; Mr. T. Lofond, Mr. P. Neis, Mr. E. N. Taylor, jim., Mr. T. Olapham, Mr. B. R. Moriboria, Mr. A. tribe, Mr. 3. Uribe, Mr. D. Urlbe, Mr. E. Uribe, Mr. H. G. Heinen, Mr, Espanhalor, Mr. J. Dale, Mr. J. Wright, Commander Preble and son, Hon. C. M. Clay, Mr. T. Rogers, Mr. W. H. Emmons, iun., Mr. T. Westmorland, lady, and three children ; Mr. A. Reid, and five consular passengers. List of Passengers by the Bohemian. Lord Dun-more, Grenadier Guards, and servant, Lord Urnngton, Grenadier Guards, Colonel Stephenson, Scets Fusilier Guards, and servant, Mr. and Mrs. W. Howard, Scots Fusilior Guards, Mr. Ryland, 48th Regiment, Mr. Milli-gan, 60th Riiies, Mr. W. G. Campbell, lady, and infant, Mr. and Mrs. Brown, Mr. Hurd, Mr. Firmin, and Mr. Webster ; and 21 steerage passengers. MOROCCO. The Ellora, arrived at Southampton from Gibraltar, brings the following detailed account of the events which have recently taken place in the vicinity of Dar-el-Baida, Casablanca. In the hostilities that have been for some time carried on between the tribes, there are ranged on one side the three tribes of Zeeyda," Senata, and Wolidzian. and on the other the tribe Medioona. The three first-named tribes are under the orders of Benniosheesh. One account says that the cause of hostilities was the refusal of the Medioona tribe to pay the heavy contribution imposed on them by the Sultan. Whether this were so, or whether the righting originated m a private quarrel amongst the tribes, it is certain that now the Medioonese are treated as enemies in revolt against the Sultan's authority, and the three tribes fighting against them have the Sultan's warrant for their act, his officer Boabeeb Sherghee, who was sent down to arrange the matter, being in the camp and acting in concert with the united tribes under BenniaBheesh. To understand the position of the inhabitants of Dar-el-Baida, it must be mentionfid that the Medioona tribe beimr in the immediate vicinity of the town has furnished the chief portion of its Moorish inhabitants. Tho sympathies of these are naturally strongly exoited on behalf of their tribe, which has been maintaining a contest against odds, and haa been driven under the very walls of the town. On the 28th March a contest took place just outBide the walls. The movements on both sides could be seen from the fiat-roofed houses. About 1200 were engaged on this occasion, and the Medioona tribe succeeded in driving off their assailants. On the 30th the inhabitants of Dar-el-Baida were again alarmed by seeing all the neighbouring hills covered with horsemen clustered as thick as bees. The poor Me dioonese were given up as lost, as it seemed impossible they could resist the host muBtered against them. The attack was made with great fury. The excitement in the town was at the highest pitch. The native inhabitants, from the cause we have mentioned, are all sympathisers with the MedioonesBj and men and women crowded the walls cheering on their tribe and waving handkerchiefs and rags. The field of battle must have presented a singular appearance ; the wives of the persecuted tribe followed the husbands up to the enemy with their babies slung over their backs, and beating tomtoms to keep the warlike fury of their husbands at the proper point of excitement. The belief that the Medioonese must be overpowered became so general that their friends inside got pickaxes and were preparing to make a hole in the wall on the side where the battle raged in order to let in the fugitives one by one, without the danger of their pursuers following and taking the town by a rush. The prospeot of having 2000 or 3000 wild Arabs in the town, even if their pursuers were kept out and the fight were not renewed in the streets, degenerating into discriminate plunder and bloodshed, was sufficiently alarming, but fortunately the repeated cavalry charges were successful!?- resisted. and the day ended by the assailants retreating to the hills. As each succeeding attack Beemed to press the Medioonese more Bevorely, and the danger of the town was only averted for the time but not removed, the British Vice-Consul, Mr. Wooldridtre. volunteered to seek an interview with the Sultan's officer Boabeeb, and urge him to postpone all further proceedings against the offending tribe until the result of a representation to the Sultan should be known. A letter was accordingly despatched t-r. annninfin a. Til rt nf mnflfinff af (I IrtJ AJUnUWV, ll f,' fun. v- small river between the two hostile camps, and on the 31st, at six in the morning, the Yice-Cohsal proceeded to the spot, under an escort of four soldiers, provided by the Kaid. The conference was a hurried one, and not unattended by danger, for when Boabeebi with 30 cavalry, was scbu descending to the puce of meeting, the Medioonese oonstrning the movement into a IttSfifc one, sent out a body of cavalry to meet hiis, Boabeeb therefore halted at some distance from the place of meeting, and despatched a soldier to inquire the object of the party which had followed the Vice-CodbuI. The Medioona cavalry consented to retire out of range, but the hostile Arabs remained still in sight of each other, and Haggi Boabeeb expressed bis fears that, unless the conferennn he should not be able to restrain the Wolidzian from coming on. On the return of tho British Vice-OoDsul to the town, the representatives of the other European Powers hastened to learn the result of the interview. It was understood that Boabeeb had declined at first to grant any delay in executing the orders of the Sultan to chastise the MediooneBe, but upon its being urgod upon him that he was not authorised, iu the execution of those orders, to endanger the safety of one of the Sultan's townsand the lives and property of the Christians and Europeans in it, thereby embroiling his master with foreign Governments, and that he should delay operations till further orders from the Sultan, Boabeeb said he would take time .to consider and consult with Benniasheenh, and send in the reply in the afternoon. The reply was duly received and made known to the Europeans in Dar-el-Baida. It was from Benniasheesh, whose authority appears to be superior to that of Boabeeb, and was as follows: "The Sultan has given me orders to slay, chase, exterminate, and eat up the Medioonese : and I will slay, chase, extarminate, and eat up the Medioonese until none remain, no matter what are the consequences. I will not stop until I receive counter-orders from the Sultan." Up to the 4th April no further attack had been made, but it was asserted that Benniasheesh was collecting his forces for another fight. A formal protest by the consuls had been sent to him and his reply had been received. He had offered to suspend hostilities on certain conditions, which the consuls could not accept. In the meantime representations have been mado to Sir John Hay, who iB now at Morocco transacting business with the Sultan, and his intervention will, no doubt, lead to the requisite orders being Bent to respect the safety of Dar-el-Baida. Practically the same objeot has been already attained by the presence of her Majesty's Bteamsloop Trident, and probably other vessels of war, from which men would be landed in case of necessity to man the walls and keep out the barbarous tribes. COUNTY MAGISTRATES' COURT. BBFOBE LIEUT, -COLONEL OHAMBEES, J. MTEBS, AND G. W. MOSS, SSJS. OmSibus Racing. Michael Dennis and Samuel Barber were summoned for driving furiously at Garston on the. afternoon of the 8th instant. The defendants were drivers of rival vehicles. Dennis was fined 40s. and costs, and in default of payment sent to gaol for two months. Barber was fined 50s. and costs, and committed for two months in default, the bench remarking that they were determined to put down the dangeroas nuisance of omnibus racing. William Thompson and Kiohard Robinson were summoned for having at Aigburth, on Tuesday last, furiously driven their horses. Police-officer 464 stated that on the day in question the defendants wore driving in a furious manner along the Aigburfch-road, and that Thompson's omnibus struck the omnibus Robinson was driving, and caused him to run along the curbstone. Thompson (who had been previously fined) was fined 40s. and costs, or two months ; Robinson 30fl. and costs, or a like period of imprisonment. ABDUCTION OF A YOUNG LADY - BY HER UNCLE. A most extraordinary event, and one characterised by unusual baseness, has recently occurred in Bedford, the particulars of which are briefly these .The hero, or rather the villain of the drama, ia Mr. George Gregory, manufacturer, residing in Church-street, and whose offices adjoin those of Mr. Robert HoWj in George-street, Luton, On Thursday, the 0th instant, Gregory left his home by the morning train, vid Hatfield and the Midland Railway. At the Railway Inn, Hitchin, he waited for the Bedford train, where he called for " a glass of neat gin." On reaching Bedford he made his wav to the Railway Swan, near the North-weBtern station, where ho soon after met his victim Mary Aim, the eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Boston, farmer, of Renhold, but whose family reside in Gadsby-street, Bedford. Gregory married the sister of Mr. Thomas Boston, and consequently was uncle to the girl in question. Having had tea at the inn they took tickets for Wolverton by the 7 20 p.m. train, arriving at Liverpool in the course of tho next day, from whence a parcel was forwarded by the eleven p.m. train on Friday directed to the stationmaster at Bletchley, enclosing a letter from Miss Boston addressed to her brother " Master George Boston," stating that she could not return tiil Saturday night, and giving him certain directions respecting household matters. This communication reached its destination about eleven o'clock on Saturday morning. On the same morning Mrs. Gregory received a letter at Luton from her husband, bearing the Liverpool postmark, and informing her that he did not know when he should reach home, as he should "go around" (for business) before his return. The letter was couched in affectionate terms, requesting that his love might be given to his three children, and directing that the two elder should not return to school until he had seen them, as they would be company for their mother during his absence. These and other artful dodges for allaying suspicion and to afford time for flight were resorted to. Gregory; told his wife before leaving home that he had pressing business at Liverpool, and that he should go round by Manchester before his return, which might be on Friday or Saturday ; and the girl at Bedford told her friends that elie was going out on a visit with . Miss Grey, but that she should return on Saturday morning. All this had the intended effect ; it was not until after the morning service on Sunday that the father on learning that the female friend with whom she was supposed to be visiting had made no arrangement with the girl had his suspicion aroused. He immediately rode off to Luton, to communicate with his relatives there ; and on finding that Gregory was not at home, and that the reasons alleged for his detention from Luton were not of a satisfactory character, suspicion fell upon Gregory as the seducer of hia niece. The next thing to be done was to trace the fugitives, and a gentleman from Bedford, a friend of the family, proceeded to Liverpool, determined, if possible, to rescue the misguided (rirl from the graBp of the miscreant whose base designs had now become manifest. Through the kindness of Mr. RaffleB, the stipendiary magistrate of Liverpool, the most prompt and efficient aid was rendered by the detective police force, and active search of the ships about leaving the port was made. Having ascertained that the parties were not about to sail, the next step was to find out whether they had already left tihe country ; and on reference to the office of the Cunard line it was conclusively proved that the fugitives had sailed in the Persia for New York at noon on Saturday, tho 11th, under the assumed nameB of "Mr. and Mrs. Jones," their identity being unquestionable. Gregory is about 35 years of age, but looks older ; and Mary Ann Boston is in her 19th year. It has been discovered that the parties have carried on an illicit correspondence, under the name of "Jones," during the last six months. Bedfordshire Mercury. Mb. Bright, M.P. Mr. Bright has written the following in reply to a private letter from Boston : Rndidala. March 9. 1803. Dear Sir, Although 1 have been most prominent among Englishmen in speaking for your country, and its Government, and its cause, yet there are many, very munv, earnest men here who read the now-enacting chap'ter of your history as I read it, and who hppe it may end, as I still believe it will end, in the establishment of freedom over all your continent. The haters of your republic are few in comparison of the whole people, and every day adds to the number of those who hope to see slavery destroyed and the Union restored. I regret much that I have not visited your country. Now a visit to it would only add to my grief at what is passing among you. Should peace ba restored ana shouldcircumstonces here permit it, I should rejoice to be able to spend six months to .visit a land in which from my boyhood I have taken so great an interest. 1 wish you every success in your great conflict, and that God may give you strength and virtue to save your continent for freedom.-Believe me very truly yours, john bright. Death peom Swallowing a Halfpbknt. Eighteen months ago, a fine' intelligent boy, 10 years-of age, whilst eating an apple, had the misfortune to Bwallow an old-fashioned halfpenny, with which he was playing. With great suffering at times, and conscious of his impending doom, the poor little fellow lingered until the 14th instant manifesting to ths last the greatest patience and fortitude under bis pitiable affliction. He had, as might be supposed, wasted away to almost a skeleton, and yet was hardly heard to complain. Drs. Paget, Crane, Bolton, and Mr. Lankester made a careful post-mortem, examination, and found that the halfpenny had passed from the Btomach and was lodged in the duodenum, about two inches from the pyloric opening. In this position it was found, thickly coated with the mineral antidoteB which had been given to retard the poisonous effects of the copper, and, as suggested by Mr. Paget, would in all probability have passed harmlessly through the canal but for the existence at this spot of an immeneely enlarged gland, which by its pressure interfered with the progress of the coin. Leicestershire Mercury. The Death op Rogers the Comedian. The Era sayB that on the evening previous to his death Mr. Rogers struggled through the part of EfHe DeanB which he had to play in the travestie of the "Great Sensation Trial" at the St. James's Theatre. On his return he was so completely prostrated that he was unable to make any further effort, and rested in an armchair through the night, without taking off his clothes. The next morning, fancying that he had recovered a little, he took his violin and practised a song that he was going to introduce into the burlesque, but as the day advanced he became so weak and breathed TOifli at mil HffieiiHv that he at last felt compelled to send a messenger to the theatre intimating that he should be unable to play. Clasping his wife's hand, and turning to a fnond whom he had invited to accompany him that evening to the theatre to see his performance, he said, with a feeble effort to cheer them by a smile, and in his peculiarly characteristic manner, "The little raffle ia over," and soon after expired. Although foryeara he had suffered from a complication of most' painful disorders, his last moments were comparatively free from Buffering. SECOND EDITION. by TELEGRAPH. It is currently reported at Oxford that Mr. Cardwell is to be the successor of Sir G. O. Lewis at the War department The Marnina Post thinks Mr. Adams has made a fatal mistake in granting permits, and no doubt jus government will disavow tne proceoumgH. It is said that Kensington Palace win do tne residence ol the ranee and Princess oi waiss. The Queen will probably pay a visit in June to the Norfolk seat of the Prince. The speech of the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the .burials iill appears to have given great offence to his constituents, and a meeting of Conservative eleotors of the University of Oxford will take place to-morrow, at St. John's College, for the purpose of taking measures in connection with the choice of a member at the nes.t general election. Sir Stafford Northcote is named as Mr. Gladstone's opponent, SHOCKING ACCIDENT TO LORD MASSERBENE AND FERRARD. Belfast, Sunday; The Nmtiiern Whig reports a most disastrous accident, by which the life of Lord Massereene is Beriously imperilled. By the accounts which have reached the Whig office np to this evening, it is stated that little hope of recovery can be entertained. It appears that on Saturday his lordship, in the garden at Antrim Castle, was trying to tie up a tree t6 a stake, when it suddenly gave way and he was precipitated backwards down a terrace, falling heavily on some very large rough stones, one of which came in violent contact with his spine. RUSSIA AND SWEDEN. A telegram from Copenhagen in the Herald of this morning alludes to the reported coolness between Russia and Sweden, and adds that the most cordial relations continue to exist between the two countries. THE POLISH QUESTION. The Paris paper Gowrrier de Dimanelie represents Earl Russell as declaring, in various diplo-matioconf erences with the representatives of foreign Powers, that if Russia do not hasten to adopt measures with a view to appease Poland in a durable manner, Europe will attach no importance to the momentary repression of the insurrection ; that unless the causes of discontent be removed the insurrection will break out again, and should it break out again, that it will impose on Europe the duty of direct intervention without regard to any promises that may be made by Russia. FRANCE. The Times Paris correspondent writes "A certain uneasiness, arising from apprehension of complications at no distant period, has prevailed for some days past in Paris with regard to Poland. The impression is, if the answer of the Emperor Alexander to the remonstrances oi tne turee Powers prove, as many fear, mifavourable, there will be no alternative for France but to draw the sword. Then there is the American difficulty. I hear from various quarters that the distress occa Bioned by the. cotton famine ib by no means on the decrease, and that something must be done to prevent what is now simply a 'crisis from acquiring a year hence the magnitude of a disaster, which might have serious consequences on the internal tranquillity of the empire. Among the manufacturing class it is believed that sooner or later coercive meaauros will Become neceBsaryto put an end to the conflict between the Northern and Southern States, and that negotiations will be resumed between the English and French Governments with a view to interference of some kind. The steps taken by France at Washington have failed, It is pretty certain tbat the measures adopted towards Mexico will soon be crowned with Buccess. When she has finished with Juarez, she will be free to turn her attention to 'President Lincoln, and it will be a subject for consideration whether her naval force may not then be employed in freeing the Southern ports from the blockade. The exasperation manifested in the North against England, and the wanton outrages committed on her merchant ships, and which would show a desire to provoke a quarrel, cannot be patiently submitted to much longer. In Mexico, General Forey has set apart 25 per cent, of the customs duties to pay arrears to tho English bondholders." Mr. Gladstone's financial statement has excited much interest at Paris, especially the passage relating to naval war expenditure. The Paris correspondent of the Morning Post says that of late the principles of reduction of expenditure in the land and sea forces of France have triumphed, and have been put in practice owing to the firmneBS of M. Fould. AMERICA. " TIMES" TELEGRAM BY THE ASIA. New Yobk, Apbil 7. The President is still urged by a section of the cabinet to issue letters of marque, but persistently refuses, lest he should increase the difficulties of the republic, and imperil its friendly relations with the Maritime Powers of Europe. It was confidently announced yesterday morning that the bombardment of Charleston had commenced, that the Federal troops had landed in force on John's Island, and that after a short struggle the city had been captured. Gold declined 6 per cent, on the faith of thiB announcement, its truth being af forwards greatly doubted. Gold rose again from 149.J to 151J this morning. It was stated on theauthority of telegraphic despatchesfrom Charleston of the 2nd to the Bichmond Examiner of the 3rd, that no landing of Federal troops had been effected on John's Island, but a slight sldrmish between the Bcouta of a Federal gunboat and the Confederate pickets. Gold in consequence maintained itself at the higher rate. The defeat of Langiewicz and the reported close of the Polish insurrection are much regretted not for the sake of the Poles, but for the supposed danger of renewed offers of mediation or the intervention of France and Great Britain, and recognition of the Southern Confederacy. At a meeting for the relief of the distress in Ireland, held last night at the Academy of Music, General M'Clellan was loudly called for. He declared that all the energies, all the thoughts, all the means, and, if necessary, the last drop of the blood of the people would be given to maintain the unity of the nation. At the close of his speech three cheers were given for President George B. M'Clellan. There is no news from Vicksburg, Port Hudson( or the army of the Potomac. THE CONFEDERATE LOAN. The Times city article says the success of the Confederate loan in Paris, London, and Liverpool was known at the date of the advices received from New York on Saturday, and a leading banker in the North, belonging to the Democratic party, states that it has excited great surprise and some consternation. It is regarded as so practical a testimony of public opimon in Europe in reference to the final reBult of the struggle as to awaken reflection in quarters hitherto closed to such on indulgence. Manhattan" had just neara ot tue aoove loan. nA urtonL-ti rtP tlio .ifcv nf Tirtnrlnn havmrr Riihflnrilmn 10,000,000 sterb'ng towards carrying on the war i with the South. ?'Such a proceeding will," he P says, or course ce regarded iar and near as a declaration of war. It is so, in fact. It will stir this country up to auch a union as has never existed before. The papers have no time to comment upon the news, but there will be no difference of opinion bo far as Great Britain is concerned." Captain Cochrane, who appears to have been unwillingly drawn into the matter, has, through his counsel, announced that he will no longer intervene in the case now before the House of Lords as to the succeBBion to the earldom ef Dun-donald. The question as to whether the present bearer of the title was born in wedlock will, therefore, be settled by the House of Lords, without any intervention on the part of the gallant captain, who, it has been alleged, is the eldest of the lawful male issue of the late earl and his countess. The Case of Colokel.Wauoh. William Petre Waugh appeared before Mr, Registrar Roche, who held a monthly "court" at Wbitecross-street Prison on Saturday. Colonel Waugh was connected with the London and Eastern Banking Company, and the proceedings in banki-uptcy some years ago created considerable interest. The debts were enormous, when the colonel went on the continent. Tojhe surprise of the publb, it was stated a short time ago that he had been captured in London and taken toWhitecross-street prison, where he was detained at the suit of the official liquidator of the Eastern Bank for 50,000. Col, Waugh had not surrendered to the bankruptcy. Mr. Registrar Roche declined to interfere. The colonel therefore remains in prison. A Scotch Makbiage. At Clerkenwell Police Court, on Saturday, a young man, with a profusion of red beard and moustache, applied to the magistrate in a very effeminate voice for his assistance under the following circumstancee : He said he had been to Perth on business and, had there met the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. He soon proposed to her and was accepted, upon which they went up to London and lived together. Soon afterwards, however, she left him, saying she did not wish to have ans-thing more to say to him. He thought this very hard after having had the expense of bringing herto town. He had not gone through any marriage ceremony in England, but he considered himself married to her by the laws of Scotland. The magistrate told him if he was married he should apply to the Divorce Court fp,r restitution of conjugal rights, but if he was not married he ought to be ashamed of expoainghiriself by making this statement. THjS ALABAMA. B03T08C, APBIt 7. Captain Scotf;r of the British schooner Roderick Random, which arrived' here On the 31st ultimo from Miragoane, makes the following 'report :-"On March 23, in latitude 32.30, longitude 73.32, spoke the privateer Alabama) and exchanged longitude with her." FLOATING OF THE EASTERN. GREAT This noble vessel, after undwgoirra thorough; overhaul was floated and safely removed to her moorings off Rock Ferry a few narrates after twelve o'clock on Saturday night. Arraag'ements were made for her removal on Friday Jas stated in that day's Mercury), but at high tide it wa foand that there was not sufficient water; the idea waa therefore abandoned for that day. Om Saturday at noon, although the tide (as shown by-the table) was only seven inches higher than on the- preyreua-day, an attempt was made to remove hey whab, proved a failure. The ship was partly afloat, andy with the assistance of her own steam and a number of tugboats, she was removed about 60 or 70 yard astern, when Bhe grounded, and as the tide receded she became for the last time "high and 0;" The position in which she lay after tho attempt to remove her caused considerable apprehension amongst many personB who saw her during th afternoon that she would strain herself and sustain some injury before the next tide, as about 70 yards" of the stern of the " big ship" was entirely off the bed prepared for her, and on which she had lain during the time the repairs were being effected. But wo believe she did hot receive any injury, owing, no doubt, to her great strength. In taking her off the beach, the attempt was made to remove her. stern first, but as she drew two feet more water aft than forward it was found she would not go, but grounded, as stated above, the ground over which she had to pass being, if anything, higher in some places than whore she lay. When taken off on Saturday evening she was moved stem first, and went off very easily, although there was not more water than at the day's tide. She now lies at her moorings, off Rock Ferry, and has already commenced taking in her coals. An early announcement of the date of sailing will be made. Accident on boabd the Gbeat EASTHnir. Vfiterdav (Sundav). a labouring man. apparently a coalheaver, named Devine, was brought ashore from the steamship Great Eastern. The poor fellow had accidentally fallen into one of the '' big ship's" coal bunkers a depth, it is said, of from 25 to 30 feet. When landed he seemed to be suffering severely from the fall, but declined to go to the hospital, preferring to be taken home to his residence in Vernon-street, in this town. THE CO-OPERATIVE PROVIDENT ASSO CIATION AND THE FEDERAL. CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EPITORS OP THE LIVERPOOL MERCURY. Gentlemen. Your correspondent " Hawk-eve." in his letter of to-day, affords another illustration of the famous instruction "No defence: abuse the plaintiff." On tho Gth of April a number of false statements appeared in your paper, for the publication of which " Hawk-eye" is responsible. I at once proclaimed thoso statements to be false. Your paper of the 8th instant contained a letter from " Hawk-eye," in Which hostated " 1 shall cause every inquiry to De maue trom tne writer of the letter impugned, and will as soon as possible communicate to you the results." After the lapse of eight days I write to ask for the promised explanation and the apology which ought to accompany it. Your correspondent has been either hoaxing your readers or he has been deceived. He now wishes to avoid the subject, and to burke my request. Hia letter of to-day is a marked contrast to the one of the 8th of April. Then he wrote "Feeling that the bold out-spoken truth in a plain English sense is what Southern interests require," &c; now he seeks to throw dust in one's eyes, and to hide himself in a number of diplomatic phrases. I am not to be so blinded or led into a controversy with him on the subject of "North or South." When he satisfies me that he has not wilfully caused to be published that which he knew to le false, the wider quostion may be dealt with. Yours, &c, JOHN WILSON, President of Liverpool Co operative Provident Association (Limited). 7, Park-terrace, April 18, 1883. The Church Institution Circular states that, under the advice of Mr. Toulmin Smith, some person is about to conteBt the right of the clergy t a fee for the solemnisation of matrimony. A "union and emancipation" meeting iwaa held at Patricroft last week. An amendment, however, was adopted which expressed the opinion that the present agitation in England in favour of the Federal States merits strong disapprobation. The Army and Navy Gazette says the Americans have discovered that their steam rams have n steerage power. The Indianola could not direct her course, and was destroyed by very inferior antagonists. The Star of Owent contains the following almost incredible statement : " Mr. Evan Morgan, of Tyny-Cymer, expired at his residence, in the Rhondda Valley, on Sunday, at the advanced og of 90. Mr. Morgan was very wealthy aud eccentric. Six years previous to his death he married a young woman, the daughter of a neighbouring farmer, by whom he has had two children, a boy and girl, who will inherit his large property." An alarming mutiny has been with difficulty suppressed in Mount St. Bernard Catholic Reformatory, near Leicester. The inmates are criminals of Roman Catholic parentage, and many of them are youths from 18 to 20 years of age. The only complaint they had against the place was that they wanted their liberty, and they made a most deBperate attempt to get it. The warders were overpowered, and it was only after a fight with the police that the ringleaders were secured. The Court of Queen's Bench has granted a rule for a new trial of the case of Coe v. Wise, in which the plaintiff recently obtained a verdict and damages against the Middle Level Drainage Commissioners for injury done to his property by the giving way of the embankment and the inundation of tho Fen district. The case is of much importance, as the final decision will affect a large number of claims. The rule has been granted on points of law. A scamp of the Stigjnns type, who represents himself as a Wealeyan Methodist revivalist, has had some fine pickings for the last few months in Weardale, Alfenheads, and West Allen, where he has been holding forth in the above capacity to large congregations. He was to make his dekU at Allendale town on Saturday evening last, but the superintendent minister of the district got to know something of his antecedent character, in consequence of which the miscreant made a precipitate retreat, and has not since been heard of. Durham Cirontcle. Atbocioub Attempt to Destboy a Mbtbo- politan Workhouse. On Friday evening, during the sitting of the board of guardians at the workhouse of the parish of St. George-in-the-East, an alarm of fire waa raised, and it was discovered that the vagrant ward was in names. This portion of the buildincr being Bituated immediately under the apartments occupied by the sick, considerable apprenension was eniercamea xor tne ssieny oi these unfortunates, who as the flames mounted presented a scene of terror painful to witness. Shrieking for help, many were with difficulty prevented from throwing themselves from the windows among the crowd beneath. The brigade fire engine from Wellclose-square, in the immediate vicinity, was promptly on the spot, and by active exertions a calamity that at one period seemed imminent was providentially averted. The vagrant ward, however, was entirely destroyed. The incendiary, who had been seen to ignite the straw with a lucifer match, was a girl named Elizabeth Henley, who had frequently been an inmate of the workhouse and bore a very bad character. On being taken into custody she impudently avowed her .malicious intention, and so far from expressing any contritisn appeared to glory in her horrible attempt. Grbat Fiee in London. Between the hours of three and four o'clock on Saturday morning a hre broke on the premises in the tenure ot Messrs. Henry Capel and Co., agents to Messrs. Fiest Brothers and Sons, of Jrankfort-on-the Maine, the well-known wine and dry coopers, situate in Seething-lane, City. The building was of con siderable magnitude, and was rive floors high, including the basement. It was formerly the residence of one of our princes. The building was nearly 100 feet long, and some idea may bo formed of the depth of the establishment when it is stated that it required 450 feet of hose to reach the building from the back portion in Mark-lane. Under the main building was an extensive range of bonded warehouses belonging to the Corn Exchange, which at one time it was feared would have blown up owing to the intensity of the heat. Captain Shaw and the numerous officials under him, and Mr. Hodges, laboured in a most praiseworthy manner f or hours, but they were unable to-get the mastery over the fire, but owing to tho great aid rendered by the steam engines the houses ' hit , i " J II -!, nnM jn marK-imie were preeei veu, iw wn uo v. Exchange. The damage to Messrs, Cartel's premises will reach to some thousands of pound, sterling. The origin of the misfortune is unknown, and it is not yet known in what offices the property was insured. Express. Death of Field-Marshal Loud Sbatok. Field-Marshal Lord Seaton died on Friday, afc Torquay, at the age of 87. Lord John Colbome-Seaton, G.C.B., G.C.H., G.O.U.G., son of the late Samuel Colborne, Esq., of Lyndhurat, was born about the year 1777, and educated at Winchester, He was a field marshal in the army and colonel of the 2nd regiment ef Life Guards. He was a knight of the Austrian Order of Maria TereBa, of the Rusbuui Order of St. George, and of the Portuguese- Order of the Tower and Sword ; and was f ormflriy military secretary-to Sir J. Moore and also- to the Prince of Orange. He served with considerable distMctioa in Hoflama, France, and the Peninsula. Atthe sanguinary battle of Albuera the brigade under his command had to stem for some time tho advance of an overwhelming French force, and suffered most fearfully ; but the gallant stand which it made enabled other troops to be brought up, a movement which eventually turned the tide of victory. At Waterloo he commas ded the 52nd Light Infantry; he was governor of tJuernsey, lieutenant-governor and command iri-chief of Canada from 1830 to 1838, where ho distinguished himself by his zeal and abdity m tho suppression of the rebellion, , m& held the post of lord bfeh commissioner of the Ionian Islands from 1843 to 1849, and commanded the troops m Ireland from 1855 to 1800. In the latter year he was presented with tho bfiton of a field mwhftl. He was raised to the peerage in 1839,

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