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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE.

(Prom the Liverpool Albion, July 31.)

GOODWOOD RACES,

On Tuesday the SWEEPSTAKES of, 300 sovs. each were won by Lord Eglinton's Van Tromp, beating Mr. Pedley's Cossack, Betting : 6 and 7 to 4 on Van Tromp, who took the lead, was never approached, and won by at least 150 yards, Cossack giving up some distance from home. Length of race, 3 miles 5 furlongs : run in 7 min. 48 sec.-The GRATWICKE STAKES of 100 sovs. each, h. ft., the second to receive 200 sovs. out of the stakes, and the third to save his stake, fifty subs., were won by Lord Chesterfield's Distaffina, beating Lord Clifden's Surplice, the Duke of Richmond's Hornpipe, and Mr. Bowes's Wiasma.

On Wednesday the GOODWOOD STAKES were won by Mr. Merry's Chanticleer, beating Lord Eglinton's Plaudit and Mr. Shelley's Remem- brance. The following were not placed '.-Ban» tam, Diplomatist, The Tartar, Sheraton, Hais- thorpe, Gaiety, Pillage, Fern, Tarella, Chat, Millwood, Latitat, and Reflection. Raisthorpe made the running, waited on by Sheraton, Fern, Chanticleer, Gaiety, and Reflection, Remem- brance and two or three others also lying np. They remained pretty nearly in this order to toe turn into the straight running, where Chanti- cleer and Plaudit took their places next Rais- thorpe, waited on him until near the distance, defeated him, and went on together, the gray with a trifling lead. In a few strides this pair was singled out, and the gray, increasing his lead, won hy a length, plaudit beating Remem- brance by two lengths, Pillage close up with the latter. Length of race, 2 miles and a half: run in 5 min. 37 Bec.-The OUESN'S PLATE of 100 guineas was won by Lord Clifden's Foot- stool, beating Mr. J. B, Day's The Hero,

On Thursday the GOODWOOD CUP was won by Lord Eglinton's Van Tromp, beating Baron a» Maltzan's Arnim and Lord Glasgow's <Mj»

Sarah. Footstool, Chanticleer, Cossack, Gar- denia, Fitz Emilius, and- Miss Lydia filly were not placed. Cossack, Van Tromp, and Fitz Etnihus got off in front, and Cossack took $tè lead for a short distance ; the favourite then tpók. it up and carried it on to the turn ; Fitz Eraîljus next showed in front, led for about 400 - ?tarda? and then fell behind the favourite, but,

heading him again at the foot of the hill, was indulged with a slight lead to the turn into the straight course, by which time his chance was out. Van Tromp, here regaining his lead, was Sever afterwards caught, and won by a length ; Arnim second, and all the others tailed off. Length of race, 2è miles. run in 5 min 38 sec. The* pace was very bad all the way.-The RACING STAKES of 50 sovs. each, for three-yr olds ; colts, 8st. 7lbs., and fillies, 8st. 3lbs. ; the second to receive 100 sovs. ; New Mile, 17 subs., was won by Mr. Payne's Glendower, beating Col. Anson's Corsican, and Lord Clifden's Sur- plice.

.JACKSON AND SHBBDQN'S RACE.-The six xrçiles race, for £100 a-side. between William Jackson, who rejoices in the soubriquet of the u American Deer," and James Sherdon, of Shef eld, took place on Monday, at the Hyde Park pricket and Pedestrian Grounds, Sheffield. It is a longtime since a match excited such intense interest, or drew together so great a concourse of spectators ; but this may be accounted for by ihe celebrity of the men, the large amount of money pending the result, and it being well known thatt the winner yvould lay claim to the championship of England. The race commenced a few minutes after six, Jackson bounding off at a rattling pace with the lead along the level ground, down the hill, to the " back stretch," put on coming to the rising ground at the ex-

treme end of the coarse Sherdon came close in Bis track. The first round of 500 yards was completed in 1 min. 20 sec. They were going at first-rate speed, and the easy, and we may add the graceful, style of Sherdon, ivaa greatly ad- mired and commented upon. It was evident, notwithstanding Jackson made his running at bis best pace, that Sherdon could be with nim whenever he pleased, for at the conclusion of {be second round (2 min. and 40 sec. having ex- pired) he came alongside of his man, and in the jjhird round went in advance amidst loud cheer-

ing. At the end of this round Sherdon led his rulant little opponent two or three yards, 4 min.

sec. having elapsed. The odds on the Shof flelder increased, but there were not any takers. In the succeeding round Sherdon improved his previous advantage, being along the "quarter Stretch" at least a dozen yards a-head, and after doing "collar work" at the hill, left Jackson still further in the rear, the " fifth time over" being completed in 5 min. 27 sec. The "Ameri- can Deer," however, by no means gave way to despair, but be continued most gamely to urge forward on his course, trusting that his steady persévérance would ultimately prevail and gain nim the victory. Thus they continued, Sherdon gaining a trifle in every succeeding round, com- pleting the 10th in 12 min. 32 sec, Jackson being now IO sec. in the rear. At the 18th Tound he was 30 sec. behind, the time occupied then being 25 min. l8 sec. It was at this time " all over trat shouting ;" the hopes of Sberdon's supporters were about to be fulfilled, and many of their pockets replenished with cash. The "American Deer" was manifestly nnable to resist the sharpness of the " Sheffield blade," by which all the hopes of Jackson's friends were about to be cut off. The loud plaudits of the

thousands assembled cheered Sherdon onwards towards the championship and the prize, which he was destined shortly to secure. When the 20th round bad «been completed, 30 min. bad not expired, and Jackson, seeing that it would be useless to continue running any further, gave tip when he bad another round to run, Sherdon at that period being half over the course. Sher- don then walked home, crowds gathering around him, and loudly cheering him on his way to the goal. It will be seen that the men ran nearly at the rate of a mile in five minutes throughout, and there is no doubt Sherdon can accomplish the six miles even under the half hour. Jackson yielded the victory of a well contested race with «Teat reluctance, and on retiring to bis room in jar. 'Heatbcote's bouse he was so mortified at íyís defeat that he shed tears.-Bell's Life in London, July 30.

EDINBURGH AND GLASGOW.--A communication icam Edinburgh, dated Wednesday evening, .states:-"For some weeks past the attention of

the authorities has been directed to the move joents of the Chartists and Irish Repealers in üdinbnrgTi ; and they have taken every means of making themselves cognizant of all their -?proceedings. Constables in disguise have mixed with the Repealers in the Cowgate, a portion of tiie city almost exclusively inhabited by the Irish, in order to ascertain with what feelings they regarded the state of matters in Ireland, and what dependence might be placed upon

their loyalty. In the course of thejr inves- I tàgations it is said that it was found to be too I apparent that the greater, portion of the Irish nari) -of the population strongly sympathised with their fellow-countrymen in Ireland who espoused physical-force doctrines; and it is -.stated-that the inquiries that were made proved

that meetings were regularly held every Sunday «vening m certain brokers* nouses, at which the Bnblin Felon was read, and the course to be pucsued in the evest of an cratbreak was dis- missed. It was also found that a considerable

number of copies of the Felon newspaper was -weekly received from Dublin. In reference to tau'Chartists, it became known that they are Arming themselves into clubs; and it is re- ported that the authorities are pretty conversant wish what posses at them. On Monday night a meeting e£ Repealers and Chartists waa bad an Übe Cdton-bill, 'to sympathise with the Oin

federates in Ireland in their revolutionary pro- gress, at which violent speeches were made, and equally violent resolutions were passed. On

Wednesday, the authorities having matured their ¡ measures, three of the leading Chartists were arrested. Their names are Rankine, Cumming, and Walker. The charge is understood to be for attending illegal meetings, in delivering ad- dresses advising lieges to arm for the purpose of overthrowing her Majesty's government, (Und of attending club nieetings, &c. After having undergone examination before the sheriff, they were lodged in the Calton gaol at about nine o'clock in the evening. The authorities also seized a quantity of correspondence in the office of a newspaper called the North British Ex- press, which is published under the superin- tendence of the Chartist committee, and the books and other articles found on the premises. Mi*. Smith, the agent of the paper in Glasgow, has been also apprehended in that city. It is not known whether the authorities have at pre- sent any intention to stop the publication of the paper."-Britannia, July 29.

LORD HARDINGE.-It is not improbnble that Lord Hardinge will proceed to Ireland to as- sume an important militaty command. The nlarming condition of the south of Ireland, and the necessity for a gi eat increase of troops in that quarter, are in themselves sufficient reasons for the establishment of a special and separate command. It is not at all intended to interfere with the duties of the Commander of the Forces in Ireland, Sir Edward Blakeney, who has held that command so long, and whose ability and judgment are equal to his great experience. He will remain in Dublin to command in chief

the troops of the metroplis, and to direct gene- rally the military movements throughout the entire kingdom. The condition of the southern district, however, is so serious, that the presence and command of a soldier at once so successful and so eminent as Lord Hardinge may be im- mediately necessary, if it have not become so already. Notwithstanding bis rank and emi- nent services, Lord Hardinge has at once waived all personal considerations, and placed himself at the disposal of the government, to be em- ployed in any capacity where his services might be deemed most useful. His ready acquiescence, as well as his name and reputation, will be ol' themselves most serviceable in producing confi- dence in all quarters, and will at once strike terror into the insurgent party, and inspire botb the civil and military force of the empire with a reliance that nothing is left undone, not merely to suppress finally all attempts at in- surrection, but even to prevent their commence- ment on any extensive scale. The confidence reposed in Lord Hardinge by the government and by the illustrious Commander-in-Chief will strengthen his hands, and give him more than ordinary freedom and power in dealing with the disaffected. We dwelt upon this arrangement as one instance only-but a striking and on effective instance-of the preparation made by the government to protect the integrity and the peace of the empire, and to guard the in- fatuated dupes of mischievous agitation from the consequences of their own folly.-Observer,

July 31.

THE CONFEDERATE CLUBS.-The Suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act in Ireland has struck terror into the insurgent leaders, who have fled in all directions. The Dublin clubs are dissolved, but those iu the provinces display intense acti- vity. The following facts are confidently stated by the Dublin correspondent of the Daily Netos. -When the news of more effectual repressive measures had arrived on Friday last a confi- dential messenger was despatched to all the trusty officers of the clubs to assemble on Friday night. The representatives counted about twenty-five. Steps were taken to baffle the vigilance of the police, and they were eminently successful. The "officers" made long detours, and entered the place of meeting at considerable inter*» als. It was ordered that no papers of any kind should be brought, and even private letters were indicted. After a long consultation

it was resolved by a large majority that the meetings of the clubs should be suspended in- definitely-that the registry rolls of each shonld be confided to the most trusted, and by him to be placed beyond the reach of discovery-that they should not surrender their arms, or bold them subject to the will of the licenser, if such permission were probable, but either destroy or conceal them until the recurrence of better time»; and, finally, that the presidents, vice presidents, and other officers whom the executive would capture in the first instance, should either Írovide for their personal safety by flight or

old their grouna-" which of the two to

choose?" Such is a brief outline of the last

meeting of the chiefs of clubs.-Atlas, July 29.

MR. SMITH O'BRIEN.-At the present mo- ment the following account of Mr. O'Brien and his family may be read with interest. He Was bom at Dromoland, country of Clare, on the 17th of October. 1803, being the second son of Sir Edward O'Brien, fourth baronet («ho died in 1837), by the daughter and co-beiressrof W. Smith, Esq., of Cahirmoyle, county of Limerick. The latter lady was a very rich heiress. The issue of this marriage, in addition tothe subject of onr notice, consisted of eight other children, including Sir Lucius, the eldest son ; Edward, bora in 1806, and married to the daughter of Massy Dawson, Eaq., late M. P., a soion of the bouse of Cremorne; Robert* born in 1809, married to the, daughter of Sif Aubrey de Vere i the Rev. H. O'Brien, married to the daughter of J. Godley, Esq. ; Grace, unmarried ; Anne, married to the Rev. A* Martjneau ; Harriet, married to the Rev. C. Monsell, a relative of Mr, Monsell, M- P-J the colleague of Mr. Smith O'Brien in the representation of Ljnperidk , County ; Katherine Lucia, piaraied to the Hon. and,Rav. Atnyard Harris, brother of the Earl of MfUmesbiHrytutHK oí the grebenaarieeof Salis

bury, and rector of Wilton. The present head of the house of O'Brien, or Bryen, is the Mar- gin's" of Thomônd, who adopte the latter form of orthography, and he deduces his descent froth the royal line of Thomond, a race of pftaces which sprung from the Celebrated Hibernian monarch Brian Bórrenme, or Bom, who com- menced his reign in 1002, and terminated it with his life near Clontarf, in 1014. Should the prisent Marquis die without male Mue, Sir Lucius O'Brien will succeed him aS Baron Inchiquin ; but not to the higher titles, which will become extinct. In reference to the existence of these titles, it may be added that in 1543 Murrogh O'Brien, the then head of his house, repaired to England, and resigned his sovereignty to Edward VI., and was in recompence created Earl of Thomond for life, and Baron Inchi- quin. The second holder of the baronetcy, Sir Edward O'Brien, «as son of the Right Honorable Lucius O'Brien, who died during the lifetime of hts father, by Catherine, daugh- ter of Thomas Keightley, Esq., of Harlmgford, county of Herts, granddaughter of the first

Earl of Clarendon, and first eousin of Queens Mary and Anne. In the latter points the re- cords of the several families agree. Mr. O'Brien married about twelve years since the daughter of Joseph Gabbett, Esq., of Limerick, by whom he has had issue either six or seven children. Mr. O'Brien is a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge. When first returnpd for the family borough of Ennis, in Í830, Mr. O'Brien was a Tory, and as such opposed Mr. O'Connell in the case of the moniorable Clare election. He subsequently became a Whig, then a Radi- cal, and in 1843 he first joined the repeal ranks. Since 1835 he has represented the county of

Limerick. On the last occasion he succeeded in defeating Mr. Caleb Powell, the Old Ireland candidate, by 24 votes. Mr. O'Brien fought a duel with the late Mr. Thomas Steele, having exchanged two shots with that gentleman. Sir Lucius O'Brien, elder brother, is ford-lieutenant of the county of Clare. The Dowager Lady O'Brien is still living, and possesses a property of about £5,000 per annum, to which her second son was always considered to be the heir, but in other respects than as a heir in prospect, Mr. O'Brien never waa wealthy. He has, when in Ireland, taken up his residence at the seat of his mother.-Atlas, Aug. 5.

PRHtCfPALITIES OFMOLDAVIA AND WALLAOHIA.

-Tb Wienet Zeitung contains the following intelligence respecting the events which have taken place in these provinces :-" After having received the intelligence of the entrance of the Russian troops into Moldavia, the Provisional Government of Bucharest issued, in the first .instance, a protest against the intervention of Russia, and they decidedly opposed it. But the Russian consul, M. Von Kotzebac, sent the protest back from Joesang to Bucharest, and proposed to the Provisional Government an ultimatum, in which the re-establishment of Prince Bibesco was made a condition sine qua non, and, in case of a refusal announced the immediate entry of the Russian army. The

Provisional Government resolved to resist to the

utmost-, and dispatched emissaries into the pro- vinces to effect a rise among the peasants. The latter, however, instead of entering into then views, fell upon these emissaries, and killed Several of them. On receiving this intellgence terror seized the members of the Provisional Government, and the greater number of the Boyards fled. Tranquillity prevailed on the 10th, and the majority of the population, like those of the country, received the Russians with open arms. The peasantry of Wallachia regard the Russsians as their deliverers ; for Russian policy has always protected them against the noblesse. A courier has been despatched from Jassy to Cronstadt to announce the entry of the Russians to Prince Bibesco. Generad Duhamel bad been nominated consul and intendant

general. The Russians have pitched their camp before Jassy, for the cholera now prevails in the city. They will probably reach Bucharest on the 15th or 16th. It is very improbable that they will meet with any resistance." The Breslau Zeitung says--"The Provisional Government is in some difficuly, for all the great Boyard families have quitted Wallachia, and very few individuals of any rank bave remained. The government intends to refuse giving them passports, and compel them to sign an address to the Emperor of Russia, to which they are now endeavouring to obtain signatures. In this address reference is made to an ancient existing privilege, that the internal affairs of the country shall be regu- lated hy itself. It describes the late revolution as having been called forth by the oppression of ihe people, which they could no longer bear, and ehtreats the clemency of the Czar to re- cognise what bad just-passed ; but in case of his 'refusal to do io, it calls for the assistance and protection of Europe. A formal protest,was, as we bave before stated, sent to the Russian consul, but this was without effect."-Ooserver, July 31.

. ALGERIA.-The accounts from Algiers repre- sent that colony to be in a state of confusion. The colonists are breaking up their establish- ments and returning to France; and in the course of p short time there will only be left the French,, army and the native population, who are waiting; an opportubity for a general rising.-SelPs Messenger, July 31.

AUSÀMINATION ol' GfiKstiA-u BREA.-TBei

following additiôrtftl devils of'tíieamarísinátioiij of General Brea' and bis 'aide-de-camp are given! by one of the landon journals :-«-On arriving

at the bead of the attackfai* ewltrmft before the

barricade ai the Barriere TóntafteMéan, only flags were tem <sa the barricade, with now and then stíme heads, which Were raised) tfr look at the colnmn. Complete gitanee prevailed for some tittie j» beth sides», Ae -fc>I«rk?n:feâtffeg

baited, and got its battering pieces ready. At length fbm* men advanced from thebsrrir^ride'tt) General Brea, protesting their efevotednèfls io

the republic, their sympathy for the solcneti,

their horror of it/ar, and their desire «¿hat th,a brethren of the line should fraternise with them on the barricade. General Brea went wiéh them, thinking that he could persuade" the mêïï to lay aside their arms. He spoke to them, snook hands wítlf some of them across the bar- ricade, and Cried with them, ' Five la Répub- lique Démocratique et Sociale!' The insni génCs im îtéd bim to come to the inside of the barricade to address their companions, and he did so. Captain Mangin, his aide-de-camp, a chief de bataillon of the line, and M. Dupon, chief de bataillon of the National Guard, went in with him. M. de Ludre, a representative of the people, and Colonel Thomas, of the Mobile, who went with them to the barricade, refused to go in. No sooner had the General and the thiee officers' entered within the barricade, which they did by the side passage, than 200Ö men rose, and presented their muskets at Colonel ThomaB and M. de Ludre threatened to shoot

tbem (the General and the officers) immediately * if they did not make the column lay down tia arms. Colonel Thomas talked with* the men, and kept them engaged for two hours, during all which time the muskets were levelled at him. During these two hours he received five notés from the General, stating that the insurgents threatened to kill him if the troops did not immediately yield. At length the Colonel and the representative obtained permission to make known to the troops' the conditions laid down 1/y the insurgents, and they caused General Ca vaignac to be informed of the position of things. General Cavuignao replied, nobly and sadlv; that the safety of the country must be thought of before that of individuals, and he gave orders

to attack the barricade. Colonel Thomas marched resolutely to the assnult. He sent two discharges of grape shot at the insurgents, and made the Mobiles scale the barricade ; mean- while the troops cut through the -wall, and charged the insurgents in the rear. The latter were pitilessly shot, and the position was gained. On entering the guard-house near the barricade, the assailants found two bodies; one was re Cognised, it was that of General Brea ; the other was so horribly disfigured that it could not be known, though it subsequently turned out to be that of tbe aide-de-camp. The other two officers who bad entered the barricade had corf trived to escape, one by secreting himself under a shed, the other under a bed. The General and Captain Mangin were, it appears, shamefully ill-treated, their epaulettes having been dragged off, their clothes torn, and they themselves struck. Then a musket was presented at the General, but a woman threw herself in his arms to protect him. A man, however, dragged her away, then retired a few -steps and shot the General in the abdomen. At the same time another man discharged his musket at the fore- head of Captain Mangin, and while the poor officer covered his face with his bands, littering cries of pain, a third insurgent struck him do» n

from behind « ith a hatchet. His nose and ears were then cut off, and he was mutilated in such a horrible manner about the head as to make it impossible to recognise that it was human. While these abominable executions were taking place a man dragged the chief de bataillon from under the bed, and taking off his clothes, gave bim his blouse and enabled bim to escape'. As to the officer of the National Guard, it bas not yet been ascertained what has *become of

him."

EMIGRATION.-Several documents of some im-

portance connected with emigration bave been printed by order of tbe House of Commons. In the course of last year the Colonial Land and Emigration office despatched seventeen ships four to New South Wales, twelve to South Aus- tralia, and one to the Cape of Good Hope. The number of statute adults (a "statute adult" is one person of the age of fourteen yearrand op wards,; or two persons between one and fourteen) was 3371}, comprising 4133 souls-of which 909 embarked for New South Wales, 3073. for South Australia, and 151 for the Cape of Good Hope. The average cost per head was £10 11s» Ha. to New South Wales ; £10 8s. 7d< to South Australia ;- £8 14s. 5d. to tbe Cape of Good Hope. Returns are given from British colonies in which tbe land revenue is applied to emigrar tion. In New South Wales, m 1846/ tbe bind revenue yielded £78,648, and the Bum expended on immigration was £1783. The land revenue of South AustraKa in the same year was about £76,510, and £16,591 was expended on emi- gration.-BelVs Messenger, June 26.

TREATMENT OF THE PEOPLE IN SPAIW.^-A dig

patch which left Madrid on Saturday week, says-"I believe that no Christian land OVer witnessed such monstrous cowardly acts erf cruelty as have been acted during the last month in this capital; outside the doors of the Bank of San Fernandb. A short time' back I bad to report to yon that the soldiers actually fired upon the poor jbeople who caine there to get notes changed, killing two and wounding five. This morning tbe same rocrr*riible*outrage was repeated. Between four and fite tbe usual crowd, consisting chiefly1 of women, were walting [ their turn to be admitted to tbe cash-oflfcrti when murmure were utterx! by sotte agáhisi the scandalous delay foi which they were ttifc jected. This was interpreted by the guard'tis » notons démonstration, and a¡ tfâcmrôè of musketry was the «mßeqiience: A body of cavalry presently afmeared, Slid used'the edge a* weü as the flat of their Sabres against tip tmartned'nebrfcf. TyfXmty -peefile Were severe!) mmnáedr-Liverpool' Albion, Jurie *5:

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Ifcin.ted and published by RICHARD- Jons, at

ibe, "Maitland Mercury» Gífioe/High^siar«*, WtótM^tbwd.

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