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Howqua and Mowqua.— In the evidence taken before the Select Committee on the Opium claims, there is some interesting information

Howqua and Mowqua.— In the evidence taken before the Select Committee on the Opium claims, there is some interesting information

respecting llowquaand Mowqua. The former, who is now the chief of the Hong, was formerly servant; although a person of great experience and sagacity, he was seldom consulted by the British residents at Canton, because his advice could not relied on. Mr. Matheson states that he w
July 8, 1840 - Blackburn Standard - Blackburn, Lancashire, England
 
QUARTER SESSIONS.

QUARTER SESSIONS.

On Wednesday morning last, the Court of Quarter Sessions for the hundreds of Blackburn, Ley hind, and AmouDderneBB, was held by adjournment, at the Session* House, Hou*e of Correction, Preston. The calendar was rather heavy, there being about 100 prisoners for trial. The offence
July 8, 1840 - Blackburn Standard - Blackburn, Lancashire, England
 
MURDER OF LORD WILLIAM RUSSELL-EXECUTION OF COURVOISIER.

MURDER OF LORD WILLIAM RUSSELL-EXECUTION OF COURVOISIER.

THE CONDEMNED SERMON. On Sunday last the Kev. Mr. Carter, the ordinary of Newgate, preached what is called the condemned sermon in thetbpel of Newgate. The sheriffs, iu consequence of the innumerable applications made to them for admission to the chapel, determined to open once
July 8, 1840 - Blackburn Standard - Blackburn, Lancashire, England
 
COMMERCIAL BANK OF ENGLAND.

COMMERCIAL BANK OF ENGLAND.

In this town during the whole of the last week the public mind remained in a state of very considerable excitement in consequence of the stoppage of the above concern, and the utmost anxiety prevailed to know how the deputation progressed in their negociation with the Bank of En
July 8, 1840 - Blackburn Standard - Blackburn, Lancashire, England
 
CHINESE AND INDIAN NEWS.

CHINESE AND INDIAN NEWS.

Letters anil papers from Canton to the tli March have been received by the over land mail, from which we learn that the ('hiuese were busy in prepar ing fire-rafts for the destroying the Briti-h shipping. The American merchants Canton, apprehensive the consequences the expeditio
July 8, 1840 - Blackburn Standard - Blackburn, Lancashire, England
 

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THE REVENUE.

THE REVENUE.

Tlie Revenue accounts for the quarter ending July stli have just heen published. The statement afford* 110 ground for either exultation or despondency, unli speople can extract cause of gratulation out of the fact that, in these downward-tending times, have the good fortune to a
July 8, 1840 - Blackburn Standard - Blackburn, Lancashire, England
 
SUDDEN DEATH OF MAJOR AGLIONBYVACANCY FOR EAST CUMBERLAND. Last Wednesday morning Major Aglionby, the Whig-Radical member for East Cumberland, a

SUDDEN DEATH OF MAJOR AGLIONBYVACANCY FOR EAST CUMBERLAND. Last Wednesday morning Major Aglionby, the Whig-Radical member for East Cumberland, a

gentleman greatly esteemed in private life, dropped down dead as he entered the Court House, iu Carlisle, to preside as Chairman at the Quarter Sessions. Ilia melancholy death creates a vacancy in the representation of the county, which it is to hoped will be filled by a Conserv
July 8, 1840 - Blackburn Standard - Blackburn, Lancashire, England
 
LORD STANLEY S IRISH REGISTRATION DILL.

LORD STANLEY S IRISH REGISTRATION DILL.

Beaten and foiled in all their shameless attempts to get rid of this dreaded bill by fair parliamentary warfare, ministers and their master are driven to the necessity of putting the principle of obstruction into full play. They seem resolved that the voice of neither the House
July 8, 1840 - Blackburn Standard - Blackburn, Lancashire, England
 
SIR ROBERT ING LIS' MOTION FOR CHURCH EXTENSION.

SIR ROBERT ING LIS' MOTION FOR CHURCH EXTENSION.

SIR ROBERT LIS' MOTION FOR CHURCH EXTENSION. Yesterday the motion of Sir Robert f»r an address the Crown on the subject of Church Extension, for the precise terms of which we refer to our •• Parliamentary Summary," came on in the House of Commons. It was introduced by the lion, b
July 8, 1840 - Blackburn Standard - Blackburn, Lancashire, England
 
Dreap?? ACCIDENT TO LollD KasTNOH's SOM. Lust Sunday morning the lion. Mr. Somers Cock* was tiding through Hyde I'ark, lie

Dreap?? ACCIDENT TO LollD KasTNOH's SOM. Lust Sunday morning the lion. Mr. Somers Cock* was tiding through Hyde I'ark, lie

thrown l'rom his horse taken to St. George'i llospial. not expected to survive moment. Votks Lancashire Memrera Sir Inulih* Church motion. —Sir Robert Inglifl brought forward hi* highly important motion respecting tin- extension of Church accomodation yesterday fte'ntiight. that
July 8, 1840 - Blackburn Standard - Blackburn, Lancashire, England