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ence. But when the author was called for, as is customary at Paris, a serious skirmish ensued. In an instant a thousand sticks

were brandished in the air: the royalist An extraordinary occurrence took place officers were violently assaulted with bludat the theatre at Paris on the 24th March, geons by the half-pay officers, who were in at the representation of Germanicus, a new much greater numbers. The pit was cartragedy, from the pen of M. Arnault, one ried by the Bonapartists; the boxes by the of the banished members of the Institute. Poyalists. The curtain drew up, and a The Duke of Berri, who was in his box numerous party of gendarmerie, with fixed with his suite, honoured the noble senti- bayonets, rushed into the pit, and order was ments the tragedy is replete with by his restored ; but not till after many persons repeated approbation. All was tranquil had been much hurt. MM. De Cazes, during the representation, excepting when and D’Anglés waited on his Majesty, and the genuine beauties of the piece called represented that it would not be prudent forth the rapturous applauses of the audio that Germanicus should be repeated, as the



two parties were so exasperated, that blood. the south, daily prayers have been offered up shed" would inevitably ensue. The king during some weeks for rain. From Sansignified his acquiescence.

cerre, department of the Cher and Loire, on The animosity, revived by the representa- the contrary, we learn, that for three days tion of the play of Germanicus, betwixt the preceding the 5th April, hail and snow had Royalists and Bonapartists, has found an fallen without interruption ; that the fruits other subject of contention the Gardes du in general had been blasted, and the vineCorps. This body, composed of persons of yards threatened with a total destruction of respectability, has always been an eye-sore this year's crop:-The distress in the proto the party styled Libéraux, who contend, vinces is excessive. Bread is every where that it is highly improper that the sovereign 7 sols (3£d.), in many 9 (44d.), and in some should have a guard unconnected with the 10 and 11 sols a-pound. army. The infringement of certain privi. By a late ordonnance of the king, the leges, to which this corps had considered standards of the ancient company of horsethemselves entitled, seems to have excited grenadiers of his guard are to be deposited in considerable disgust among them, and some the hands of the family of La Rochejaquelin. disorders. Of the Duke D'Havré's com His Majesty has given permission to that pany nearly the whole have sent in their family to make these ensigns the supporters resignation, and by a royal ordonnance of of their arms, and to unite them by the fole 10th April, that of Noailles has been dis- lowing device : “ Vendée, Bordeaux, Ven. banded.

dée,” as a perpetual memorial of the faith It will be seen from the following article, ful and devoted services rendered to the that arrests for criminal designs against the crown by that illustrious family. government of the Bourbons have not yet entirely ceased. On the 29th March, the Count de Croquembourg, a Belgian officer, formerly in the French service, and M. Two ships, under the flag of the Nether. Arnoud de Briqueville, were apprehended lands, which were captured by a Moorish at Paris, and their papers secured, on a vessel in October last, have been restored. charge of carrying on a treasonable corres The king has done ample justice to the pondence with the French exiles in Bel- inhabitants of the city of Antwerp, for in a gium ; and, more recently, the wife of M. formal decree he declares the toll of FlushRegnauld de St Jean D'Angleby was appre- ing to be abolished, and that the sums hended on a charge of a similar corresponde which have been levied upon the merchants ence with her husband, now an exile in the shall be restored. United States of America. A copy of a cu On the 11th April, a dreadful storm, acrious letter, said to have been intercepted, companied with lightning, assailed the town is given in the London papers, but it is of Ath. A thunderbolt fell upon the steeple evidently of English manufacture.

of the cathedral church, which it also set The French police has not permitted the on fire, and in less than eight hours the journals to take any notice of the motion of whole edifice was reduced to ashes. Lord Holland with respect to the situation A most horrible catastrophe is detailed in of Bonaparte, nor of the answer of Lord a recent Ghent journal. A poor peasant Bathurst.

and his three children had applied to his Late accounts give the following state of brother, who was in easier circumstances, the present military force of France :-The for relief: he met his brother on the road, Garde Royal, 20,000 of all arms. In who desired him to go to his house and ask fantry, 81 departmental legions, consisting his wife for bread and potatoes, which she each of from 300 to 500 men. The regi. inhumanely denied. The poor wretch, afments of cavalry are each from 200 to 300 flicted at the situation of his starving chil. strong. The corps of artillery and sappers dren, resolved to kill them ; and for that complete, as fixed by ordonnance of the purpose tied them all together with a string, peace establishment. Besides these, France and threw them into a deep well, and imhas in its service seven regiments of Swiss, mediately leapt in after them. His brother, and two regiments of Germans—the latter on his return, finding what had been done, under the command of Prince Hohenloe. blew out his wife's brains with a pistol, and

Died at Paris, on the 4th April, in the immediately delivered himself up to justice. 59th year of his age, Marshal Massena, The public feeling is strong in his favour. Prince of Essling. He was one of the ablest The baptism of the Duke of Brabant, and most successful of those great officers son of the Prince of Orange, took place on whom the French revolution raised to dis the 29th March, at Brussels, in the presence tinction—the great blemish in his charac. of their Majesties, the Princess Dowager of ter, as in that of the English Marlborough, Orange and Brunswic, the Princes William was avarice.

and Frederic, the Grand Duke Nicholas of The state of the weather during the month Russia, &c. The young prince received the of April seems to have been particularly names William-Alexander-Paul-Fredericunfavourable in France, and great public Louis. The Queen of Great Britain and anxiety prevails respecting the vintage and the Prince Regent were the sporsors by harvest. At Toulouse, and other places in proxy.


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This revolution, we are assured, was organLetters from Spain state, that in the Ri- ized for the express purpose of re-establishoxa, a province of Old Castile, the town of ing the Cortes and Constitution, and the Armedillo has been overwhelmed by the proclamations to this effect were couched falling of a mountain : every inhabitant in the same terms as those of Porlier in perished. Nothing now appears but the top Gallicia. The first acts were to have been of the steeple.

the seizure of all the constituted authorities, The earthquake which was felt at Barce as well as of the strong fortresses of Figueras lona on the 18th March was likewise felt on and Monjui, in order to make the city of the same day at Lerida, Saragossa, and Barcelona the point of union for all the Madrid. At Saragossa, the concussion was troops which were to assemble and co-operso violent as to throw down a painting in ate in the enterprize. The plan was, howthe chapel of the Virgin of the Pillar dur ever, discovered by the government, before ing mass, and the people filed from the it could be carried into effect ; and, in conchurch. At Madrid, the effects were still sequence, eighteen officers of rank, among more alarming; it overthrew a wall at the whom is General Lacy, were arrested, beroyal manufactory of porcelain, which kill- sides a great number of other persons of ed two men. A violent shock was felt at distinction, Milano had effected his escape. the palace of justice. The judges, who were A considerable number of arrests have like. sitting, deserted the hall, which trembled wise taken place in other parts of the kingaround them. The weather was again clear dom. The prisons and castles are no longand serene, and the air had recovered its er sufficient to contain all the prisoners. In usual temperature.

Malaga, twelve persons of distinction were The Spaniards are carrying on the slave lately arrested ; and at Santiago, in Gallicia, trade with unabated perseverance.

Several several officers of the garrison, one chaplain, of their ships have recently arrived at the seven sergeants, and many private indivi. Havannah, with slaves from Africa to the duals, have been thrown into prison--all number of two thousand.

implicated in the Barcelona conspiracy. A letter from Gibraltar states, that an affray had unfortunately occurred at the outposts, between some English and Span April 3.-The Ex-empress Maria Louisa ish troops, in which several of the latter lives in a style of great splendour at Parma, were killed. Two English soldiers had but without ostentation. Her Minister of been tried and executed.

State and Grand Chancellor is a MrM'Aulay, Letters have been received from Cadiz, an Irishman by birth, possessed of considated March 28. They inform us, that on derable property in the king's county in the 25th the expeditionary troops destined Ireland. to act against South America were review The Pope Pius VII. has issued a bull of ed by their commander, Count Abisbal, a most extraordinary nature against Bible in the public square; and having re Societies. This instrument is addressed to ceived part of their pay, and with it the Primate of Poland, and highly commade merry, they refused to re-embark. mends the archbishop for his zeal in having A regiment of lancers, and the regiment of denounced to the Apostolic See “ this deNavarre, are said to have broken out into filement of the faith so eminently dangerous open mutiny, and bid defiance to the con to souls ;” and he goes on to say, that “ it trol of their officers. They cried out, they is evident, from experience, that the Holy would not go out to act as butchers to the Scriptures, when circulated in the vulgar Cadiz monopolists ; swore they would li- tongue, have, through the temerity of men, berate all confined in the prisons, and them. produced more harm than benefit.” The selves obtain their arrears of pay out of authenticity of this bull has been disputed. the Treasury. The other regiments were marched against them; and, after a severe

GERMANY. contest, they were compelled to embark on Mar. 25.-In Prussia the new plan of the following day.-During the whole time finance is completed. It is founded on the the greatest alarm prevailed in Cadiz; the introduction of a uniform land-tax throughwindows and doors of every house were shut out the kingdom, from Memel to the Moup. A postscript of the same letter adds, selle. that the contest was renewed on board, A very liberal and important edict has when a great number of men were shot, been issued at Berlin, respecting the formawhose numbers, as well as 300 who had tion of a national representation; and a compreviously deserted, were replaced by part mission, selected from members of the counof the Cadiz garrison.

cil of state, has been formed for carrying Conspiracy to re-establish the Cortes. this intention of his Majesty into immediate Madrid, April 9.-A revolution was pre- execution. pared and ready to break out in Barcelona, The Germanic diet have unanimously acon Good Friday, the 4th instant ; at the ceded to the request of the Grand Duke of head of which were to have been the illus- Weimar, to take under their guarantee the trious and patriotic Generals Lacy and Mil- constitution which he has granted to his lano, well known in the peninsular war. subjects. VOL. I.

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