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aid was immediately procured; it was found FRANCE.-On the night of the 22d No. that he had his right thigh and arm much vember, an attempt was made to murder burnt. The firemen, on examining the the Duke Decres, Ex-minister of Marine apartment, found that several pounds of of France. The Duke retired to bed about powder had been deposited between the twelve o'clock ; shortly afterwards he was matresses, and ignited by means of a train blown out upon the floor by an explosion which led under the door. Every thing of gunpowder under the matresses ; a se appcared to justify the suspicion, that the cond detonation succeeded in a few seconds, valet was the author of this horrible deand the room was in a flame. The Duke sign, particularly when it was discovered called his valet, who slept in an adjoining that bank bills had been taken from the cabinet ; the latter answered, “ I am lost, Duke's writing.desk to the amount of 9000 and instantly jumped from the window into francs. He has since died in the hospital the street, a height of 40 feet. His shrieks of the injury which he received by his fall brought the centinels to the spot, to whom from the window. he declared that some villains had thrown SPAIN.–The Spanish Cortes closed its him out of the window. The Duke made Session on the 9th November. The King his way out of the apartment, and medical being, as stated, unwell with a cold and

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hoarseness, the President read his Majesty's on the 17th, in consequence of a resolution speech, from which the following are ex of the general officers, commanders of di.

visions, &c. that it was necessary for the “I feel thankful for the generosity with public interest that they should continue in which the Cortes have provided for the office, they resumed their functions. In wants and decorum of my house and those the same military assembly, it was resolvof the royal family, and I cannot but ap- ed that the modifications which may be neplaud the frankness and justice with which, cessary in the Spanish constitution shall be in solemnly acknowledging the obligations left to the Cortes, who are to be convoked and charges of the state, they have approve as soon as possible. There are to be 100 ed the indispensable means of discharging deputies. them ; thus laying the foundation of our DENMARK.-Accounts from Copenhagen national credit and future felicity. These of the 21st November state, that a conwise measures, with others intended suit- spiracy to overturn the government had ably to organize the land and sea forces, to been discovered and timely frustrated. Sefacilitate the circulation of our territorial veral arrests had in consequence taken riches, to remove all opposing obstacles, to place, but the public tranquillity had not establish a plan of finance, such as may re- been disturbed. The leader in the conconcile the interests of the state with those spiracy is a Dr Dampé, well known for his of the people, have been objects of the in- revolutionary principles ; he had succeedcessant application and continued exertions ed in organizing a secret association, comof the Congress, and rendered them de- posed for the most part of athletic and vi. serving of the universal estimation of Eu- gorous handicraft-inen, and imbued them rope, and the just gratitude of the king- with his own seditious notions. They had dom. At the same time, I cannot but as- formed a plan to force open the prisons; to sure you, that my heart has been filled with seize, by the aid of the convicts, on all the gladness on beholding the measures of pru- arsenals, and magazines of warlike stores, dent generosity and indulgence with which to murder all the high officers of state, not the Cortes have endeavoured to heal the excepting even the king himself; and final. wounds of the nation, and efface the re- ly to proclaim a representative constitu. membrance of the evils by which it had tion, after the example of Spain and Por. been rent, opening the door of reconciliation tugal. to error and obstinacy, and at the same RUSSIA.-Some discontent, it appears, time still leaving alive the sweet hope that had recently manifested itselt in one of the you will henceforward continue animated regiments of Russian guards at Petersby the same noble sentiments, in order to ce- burgh, which at length broke out into ment the constitutional system on the basis open insubordination and mutiny. The of fraternity and reciprocal love of all Spa- regiment is composed altogether of the niards.

young nobility ; and the harassing and "By this means the solid power of the unnecessary severity of the discipline, to nation, and of the monarchical authority which they were subjected by their colonel, by which it is directel, go on increasing, is stated to be the cause of their discontent. and at the same time that improvements in They had been under orders for a field our internal situation are preparing, we ac- day on the Sunday morning, when on the quire more founded rights to the consider- evening before they assembled without ation of foreign governments, all of whom orders, and in arms, and marched towards continue to give ine proofs of their friendly the residence of their colonel, who, how. dispositions. Every day I congratulate ever, having received timely information of myself more and more on governing a their motions, and suspecting himself to be people so worthy and so generous. the object of them, tied hastily from his

(Signed) “ FERDINAND." house. When the mutineers saw their ex. When the President had declared the pectation of seizing their colonel defeated, sittirgs closed, great applause followed from they wreaked their revenge on his dwellthe epectators ; the deputies, on entering ing, which was nearly rifled of all its conthe streets, were received with every token tents, and much injured. Meanwhile the of regard and estcem, and in the evening aların spread ; the other troops in garrison the city was brilliantly illuninated. were called out, and led to the spot where

PORTUGAL.–Advices from Lisbon, to the work of depredation was going on. the 18th November, contain accounts of They succeeded without difficulty in reduce the Spanish Constitution having been adopt. ing the rebels to submission, and thus ed in that city, by the heads of the civil stitied a spirit of insubordination that might government, and of the Portuguese army, have proved highly dangerous to the Rus. on the Uth inst. The cause of this mea- sian capital. The mutincers were all dissure appears to have been a fear that their patched to a fortress in Finland. The liberty would be endangered by further de- accounts from Petersburgh positively aflay. 'On the 13th, four members of the firm that these proceedings had no concern government requested their discharge ; but whatever with any political discontents.

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GERMANY AND ITAJ.Y.–For a month 1815, between his Sicilian Majesty and past, nothing has been heard from this Austria, which stipulated that, in order to quarter but the note of preparation for secure the internal peace of Italy, and to

Austria, displeased, and perhaps preserve their states and respective subjects alarmed, at the recent events in Naples, from fresh re-actions, and the danger of has been pouring in troops into her Italian imprudent innovations which might be the states, which at present maintain a threaten- forerunners of them, the King of the Two ing position on the frontier of the Neapoli. Sicilies, in re establishing the government tan kingdom. At the same time, the great of the kingdom, shall not admit any sovereigns on the continent, or their mini. changes irreconcileable either with the an. sters, have been sitting in congress at Trop- cient monarchical institutions, or with the pau in Austrian Silesia, where they as- principles adopted by the Emperor of sembled in the end of October. This con- Austria for the interior government of his gress consists of the Emperors of Austria Italian provinces. The Neapolitan Miniand Russia, and the King of Prussia, in ster contends, that this treaty has long ex. purson, with the ambassadors of the Kings pired ; and it appears by the text, that it of France and Britain. We are told that, related rather to the re-establishment of besides the atiairs of Naples, other import, the Bourbon family on the throne of ant matters occupy the deliberations of the Naples, than to subsequent changes which sovereigns; and various rumours of what might be made in the constitution. The they have done, or intend to do, have been Neapolitan Government lias sent the Duke in circulation, but nothing official has yet of Canzano to Madrid to concert with the been published. It is said that Austria Spanish Goveriment measures of mutual wishes to take military possession of Na- defence. It appears that Spain, Switzer. ples, in order to force upon the people land, and Holland, are the only powers their old constitution, or at least some one that have yet acknowledged the revolution more consonant to the views of the dictator. in Naples. To this project it is stated Russia and According to letters from Vienna, of the Prussia agree, but Britain and France de- 5th instant, a singular communication had cline interfering. Among the other mat- been received there from his Holiness the ters before the congress, it is asserted, iu Pope, in reply to an offer of the Austrian private letters, that the whole system up- Government to send troops into the Papal on which Europe is to be ruled, and the dominions for the purpose of repressing the peace of nations preserved, has been set ardent desire for a free constitution, which tled. Five grand protectorships, we are had been manifested by the subjects of his informed, are to be established, consisting Holiness. The Pope's letter states that he of Austria, Russia, Prussia, France, and is grateful for the protection offered him by Great Britain ; which powers are to take Austria ; but that he was so sensible of the to themselves the titles of protectors to the spirit of the people, and of their unani. minor states.

mous wish on that subject, that he feli · Nothing, however, we believe, is posi- compelled to abandon the thought of plactively known, regarding the deliberations at ing a military contıol over them, and that Troppau. In the mean time, the most ac- he had himself, therefore, called together a tive preparations have been making in Na. conclave, for the purpose of preparing a ples to resist any attack upon its internal free constitution io be submitted to his tranquillity; and the Duke of Cánipo subjects. Other accounts state that the Chiaro, Minister of Foreigh Affairs for the question of granting a representative carkingdom of the Two Sicilies, hus addressed stitution to the Papal States had been disa long note to Prince Metternichi, the cussed by the ministers of the Pope, at Austrian Secretary of State, deprecating Rome, and that the proposal had been lost any interference of foreigners with the in- by a majority of three. ternal affairs of Naples, putting Austria in mind of the result of Buonaparte's med

AMERICA. dling with Spain, and expressing the de. Fire at Nova Scotia.-In our last termination of the King and the whole da- number, we noticed the dreadful calamity tion to resist any attack. The general im- which had spread desolation over the most policy of one nation's interfering in the in- fertile parts of this province. The follow. ternal government of another, in cases ing letter contains a simple but affecting where, likc Naples, such a scrupulous re. representation of the awful scene ; and if gard is paid to the rights and institutions what this writer relates of the distress which of other powers, that the request of Bene- happened to his family, and his immediate vento and Ponte Corvo, belonging to the neighbours within his observation, be true, Pope, though situated within the Neapoli. what must have been the general calamitan territory, to be united to Naples, has ty! been refused, is proved undeniably; but Extract of a Letter from Dir Jaku it is adınitted at the same time, that there Wetmore to his Son at St John's.-—“Oo rewas a treaty concluded at Vienna in June turning from Yarmouth, we ran under our

bare poles for Bartlet's River, hoping the sick) on his back to the edge of the lake, and tide was up; we in a few minutes were in waded over soine rods to a boy, which sunk the breakers and without striking, and an. with them, but he found old stuff, and chored safe; found the whole shore in flames raised it so that his wife sat in the water eastward, landed near Porter's, and follow. until morning. Ronna lost them, he waded the shore al round Black Point, the ed up to his neck, and there stood twelve wind blowing a hurricane ; the flames out- hours, the fire often streaming in his face, run us, an immense fire behind Frank when he was obliged to sink under, then Davoo's, which threatened destruction to rise and take breath. I found him on every thing—we reached the road behind Wednesday, and took him home with me; this fire-got home safe, took tea, thinking he had eat nothing for 26 hours. It was a ourselves safe, went to assist the French, melancholy scene to see fences swept away, who were moving; young Frank's house fields of grain, potatoes, and turnips, all in flames, and others not to be seen for the burnt up--great numbers of cattle, sheep, smoke--we stayed perhaps twenty minutes and hogs, lying dead by or near the road

- returned, met one of the children crying side. Some persons were skinning cattle • Clarke's house is on fire ;' we ran our which were not so much burnt, others best, met women and children flying before locking up their stock. I saw two large the tempest-the mill, barn, and house, hogs lying together alive, burnt so as not with twenty acres of land, in a blaze-trees to walk, and we are not alone. I have falling in all directions we got io the just heard from Yarmouth, Chebouge, house through forty rods of almost solid that much damage is done, many houses, tire-threw trunks, &c. into the well. I barns, mills, &c. burnt; and also through took a bed, tied a woollen blanket round the French settlement above Montagu, a it, and escaped for my life, the fire flying great many houses, barns, mills, &c. are on me like a heavy shower of hail-i fell destroyed ; the French chapel, with the under the bed, got breath, and ran, fell priest's house, are consumed, one negro again, nearly melted with heat and suffo. burnt ; so much hay lost, it is supposed cated with smoke-I rose once more, and half the stock cannot be intered. People fell again, quit my load, saw my boys a from Yarmouth, on hearing of our distress, head barefoot, could not enter the fire, they came up with ox and horse carts, chairs, met me, and we got the bed safe through and horses, to remove the sufferers, and I Mr Clarke came up with a book in his believe there were not two cart loads of hand, nothing more saved, all burned in furniture saved out of sixteen houses, from the well, fences and fields of potatoes swept J. Clark's to E. Corning's, seven miles. clean. My fields, though not much burn. Daniel has nothing left but a shirt and ed, are all laid open to cattle and hogs: trowsers which he had on, his wife and at sun-set found my house and uncle Na- child nothing but what were on their backs, thaniel's crowded with women and chil- and set out for Yarniouth, on their stockdren, who left their all, and fled before the ing feet, the last I heard of her ; but fiery tempest, from the neighbourhood of where they will go, or what he will do this Beaver River. Wednesday morning, seven winter, I know not; he has nothing to eat o'clock, a fine rain, that deadened the fire ; heard the settlement at Beaver River was “Saturday, 16th.--News has just arriall in ashes. Mr Saunders, Clarke, and ved, that as far as Annapolis, 100 miles myself, went to their assistance-found above this, is mostly in ashes, many lives but three houses standing for six miles in lost, grain and hay mostly destroyed. length. Thomas Trask has lost his house, How we are to live through the winter I new grist and saw mill, two barns full of know nót. Daniel has not yet come here; grain, hay, &c. a yoke of oxen, one hotsc, perhaps he has followed his wife to Yar. two or three cows, several högs, all their mouth, or he may be trying to save some furniture, and a little boy four years old, of his potatoes, &c. I shall finish this and burnt in the house, having crept into a •go in search of him. We are all employ. cradle, and was left unperceived, together ed (that is me and my two boys) in trying with a trusty dog, which lay by its side. to save what little crop I have left. My Daniel has lost all--a cow, two hogs, fur- buck wheat is nearly lost." niture, clothing, &c. ; the word at sun-set WEST INDIES.-Revolution in Mayti, was to escape for their lives. Daniel took St Domingo.-Extract of a letter, dated up his child, and bid his wife follow him Cape Henry, October 13. and my brother Ronna-others cried, which On Friday, the 6th, about ten o'clock way shall we fly? answer to the lake at night, the inhabitants of the Cape were some reached it, others were cut off, and alarmed by the drums beating to arms, and drove up the road for a mile or more, be were soon informed that the troops had refore an opening was found to the sea shore. volted, and that they were determined no Husbands and wives were parted by the longer to have a King. On the following fire and smoke, and did not meet again until day, the troops were marched out of the the next day. Daniel took his wife (very town, with the Governor of the Cape at

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