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this country been so thanked by the Republicans ago, laid, in the violation of every principle of inof France, what would our old Tories have said ? ter-national justice, the foundation of all this mix Had they been so thanked when their British chief--namely, Castlereagh, Wellington, and the sympathies and cordial good wishes went forth Holy Alliance of cutters and carvers on the rights with the armies of Young Freedom, mustering and peace, and the territory of nations ;-even then against the combined despots of the continent, the these new friends of their kind, and haters of war, thing would have been called treason at the least. should not be forgotten in the orisons of the people.

The trickery, and unnational feeling displayed by To them we shall owe the temporary derangemes: the Tories at these meetings, has signally recoiled or suspension of our commerce, and, remotely, upon themselves. They have given an impulse to every evil with which the crisis may be fraught. the flagging popularity of the Whig administra FRANCE.—The government of France are said tion; and while every true man deprecates a war, to be a little embarrassed with the Duchess de he no less loathes the artful Tory fomentors of Berri, now that they have caught the fair Tarstrife.

tar; they will probably let her lie by for the

winter months to recruit from her fatiguing esco At the Edinburgh Meeting, Mr. Johnston of pades, and then contrive to prevent her a second Straiton, the present representative for the Dun- time entering the territory she has been prefermline and Stirling boroughs, was more succes. sumptuous and wicked enough to disturb, and esful than any public man we can remember in prov. deavour to deluge with blood, The French people ing himself unfit for public trust of any kind. His are not satisfied with the reigning Bourbon, but was clearly a case of mental imbecility, or that of a the expelled ones they loathe. “ A restoration," facile person acted upon to his own dishonour as a says Charles Fox, “is the worst of all revolutions." public character, by the rogues about him. In join Heaven protect France and Europe from a second ing the Tories, he might, all the while, we have no Bourbon restoration! The French Chambers bare doubt, have believed that he was doing something met. The speech of the king is full of energy, he greatly to recommend himself to the electors, alludes to the civil war, and the end put to it by whose suffrages he was soliciting for the new the capture of the Duchess de Berri. His Majesty Parliament. It is not likely that Mr John then congratulates the Deputies on the re-establisbston will ever again show himself in Stirling or ment of confidence and national prosperity, and Dunfermline, and much less so, that a single in-on pacific assurances from foreign powers. With dividual pledged to him will not consider such regard to the engagements contracted towards pledge as for ever null and void, after the conduct Belgium, his Majesty observes :-" The King of of the candidate. All electors would require to Great Britain participated in my sentiments. Our bestow a little consideration upon the understand flags Aoat together at the mouth of the Sebeldi. ing and principles of their member, and there The French army, the discipline and good can be no foundation for public principle without spirit of which equal its valóur, arrive at this some few grains of understanding) as well as his instant under the walls of Antwerp. My to fortune and status. A community that shall send sons are in their ranks. In giving to the Kinz a fool or a knave to the new Parliament, not of the Belgians my dear child, I have strengthened alone betrays the general interest, but disgraces by a new tie the intimate connexion of the tre itself; and it should share, and deserves to bear nations.” He urges expediency, the tyrant's ples, singly, the contempt and hooting the nation will for the transactions of June, and exults in the pour upon such representatives.

success of the efforts to crush the public feeling si

that crisis. The Belgian Chambers were opened Among the CONSERVATIVE MEETINGS, one was by King Leopold on the 13th. His speech is very held at Leeds, which the RDFORMERS defeated in moderate in its tone. If the fleets of England good style. They attended in great numbers, as, and France are not enough to bring the Dutch at a public meeting of the inhabitants of any to their senses, by restraining their commerce, a town, the inhabitants of that town have certainly French army is to take them in hand. This is a right to 'do, and triumphantly carried an ad- the amount of it; and this is now done. The dedress of a tendency quite opposite to that pro-claration of Prussia is more enigmatical,-iwesty posed. We expect no more public meetings--the interpretations are put upon it. We know how faction will be stifled into addresses, voted in hole the wishes of Prussia tend, and must leave the and corner, and signed by their compulsory levies. conduct of that government to interpret its per In the meanwhile, strongly deprecating war, and licy. anxious that it may be avoided by every honour TAE ELECTIONS IN AND ABOUT Londox.- IT able means, we trust that by this day month we have, in another section, noticed the general state may have the satisfaction of announcing that the of the elections. But Westminster and Middles attitude of determination at last assumed by are central positions, and deserve greater atte! France and Britain, has either prevented active tion. In Middlesex, we are glad to say, Jr. hostilities, or brought a short-lived campaign to Hume has not only made a decided rally, but disa happy termination, and the Dutch King to his comfited the party of the Church and Tory candisober senses.

Even then, those who, 17 years date, Lord Henly. Hume will now be supported

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by the ministerial interest. How much of this he the subject of Church establishments ; the clergy have may owe to the late alarm of the Dutch war meet- been corresponding with each other, as also the more inings, it is for himself to judge. Nor is this all

. onset is expected to take place at Leslie on the first Wed

fluential laymen in the dissenting interest, and a grand The part Sir J. C. Hobhouse acted at Bath, through nesday of December ; a number of ministers from a dishis brother, is visited upon him in Westminster; tance are expected to attend. The door is to be open to where many of the electors besides are dissatisfied kirk folk as well as others, and any one is at liberty, be with his conduct since he became a member of the his sentiments what they may, to take part in the dis

cussion. The celebrated Robert Gourlay, of horsegovernment, and by his refusal to come under any whipping notoriety, has pledged himself to compear and pledge. They wish their representative to be a aid in the demolition of the kirk, and it is supposed, that man unfettered, save by his constituents, and they twenty years hence there will not be a steeple standing in have accordingly nominated Col. Evans as a can

a' braid Scotland.- From a Correspon dent.-Chronicle. didate ; who is now what Hobhouse professed to ty, that the appointment of the Rev. Mr. Hume of

DalMELLINGTON PARISH. - We learn, on good authori. be when they first chose him. Sir Francis Bur. Heriot to the church and parish of Dalmellington, so dett is exceedingly angry with Col. Evans, and much against the wishes of the inhabitants, is not now to

that at this usage of his colleague, but the elec- be persevered in ; but that a clergyman favourably known E 'tors persist, and Col. Evans consents to stand. to the parishioners, will be selected to fill the important

office. He pledges himself to triennial Parliaments, and

VOLUNTARY CHURCH ASSOCIATION. -A public meetto the abolition of the taxes upon knowledge. ing was held iņ Dr. Beattie's Chapel, Glasgow, on Monday The report that Mr. Place is to start against Sir evening the 12th, and resolutions adopted for establishing a F. Burdett is a party lie to injure Col. Evans with "Voluntary Church Association" in the west, on an the old electors, Mr. Babbage, with whom our extensive scale. Dr. Dick was in the chair, and a great readers of the Schoolmaster are unacquainted, is in law, Mr. Ewing, and other leading men among the dis

number of clergymen were present, including Dr. Wardhigh favour in Finsbury, where Mr. Wakely has senters. The chapel was crowded. also many gupporters. We hear of other names, An Association has been formed at Newcastle, combut they are unknown to us.

posed of clergymen and laymen, members of the Church THE CHURCH.

of England, for the protection of the Church establishDISSENTING MINISTERS.-The Appeal Sheriffo of Stirling; resolutions are abundantly kind towards the institution

ment, and for the promotion of Church Reform. Their Lanark, and Ayr, admitted at Alloa, on Tuesday last, one of the which they profess to protect. They wish for a few more Secession Ministers, who had been rejected by the Sheriff of Clackmannan and Kinross, and other three Secession ministers Bishops, and they have no objection to give up tithes for at Kinross, on Thursday, who had been rejected by the same

a fair equivalent. They would not be vexatious from the Sheriff. Their rule of judgment seemed to be, that the minis. mere love of vexing. ter should be in possession of a manse which was the property of the congregation, and worth L. 10 per annum. We under

THE ELECTIONS. stand they admitted, under the same rule, all the Secession mi

It is expected that Parliament will be dissolved on nisters in the four other counties of their circuit, viz. : Stirling, Monday. The elections will occupy less time than at Lanark, Ayr, and Dumbarton. It appears to us, that any person who reads the act without a particular bias, will see this any former period ; and if need be—and there is great to be its natural interpretation ; and we have heard, on testi need—the new Parliament may re-assemble about the midmony in which we place every confidence, that such was the

dle of January; or, allowing for the holyday season, by the "intention of the learned Lord by whom the bill was framed. As 21st. No new light is thrown upon the elections. There

there has been very considerable discrepancy of judgment among has been a reaction in Middlesex, where for a time Whig the Appeal Sheriffs of the differeat circuits on this point, it would and Tory appeared to unite against Mr. Hume. In Scot

be desirable to ascertain, what Dissenting or Secession ministers land, Berwickshire, East Lothian, and Ross-shire will be i have been rejected, that they may unite in application to the close runs. The other counties stand as before. Ministers

House of Commons, for such explanation of the act as will give will, it is believed, have an immense majority of votes effect to the intention of the legislature, by rendering its oper- from Scotland_43 are reckoned upon; and if the defection ation uniform throughout the counties of Scotland.

DIVINITY CLASSE Dr. Chalmers opened his two Divinity of Mr. Johnston of Straiton, who was reckoned a sort of Classes on Wednesday the 14th ; the one exclusively for profes- Radical, bring in Lord Dalmeny, they will have one more. sional students, whilst to the other, on the evidences of Christ. The part Mr. Johnston acted at the Edinburgh Tory meetianity, nop-professional students are admitted ; and we do not ing, against the Ministers, in the affair of the Belgian conwell see how many of our loungers and men of fortune troversy, has for ever damned him with both Whigs and could more usefully employ an hour per diem, than embracing Radicals. Lord Dalmeny, who is the eldest son of the Earl the opportunity thus afforded them, of hearing one of the most of Roseberry, has this week, made a successful canvass. eloquent men of the present age presenting to their minds The Ministers expect a large majority in England; and the most striking and powerful views of the evidences of whatever kind of members Ireland returns, Tories will our Christian faitā.

Rev. Robert MOREHEAD, D.D.-On Sunday the 11th, not be of the number. It is the slow progress of the Irish this amiable divine of the Scottish Episcopal Church; | registrations which has delayed the dissolution. E preached his farewell sermon in St. Paul's Chapel, York

A new species of corruption is practised by the Tories in

the* Place, previous to his leaving Scotland to take possession of the living in England, to which he has recently been course, houses and gardens which confer ten-pound qualifi

COUNTIES.—They are buying up, at a good price of appointed. The doctor took his text from John, 1st cations; and we are ashamed to say, that in Mid-Lothian, epistte, ii. 13; and, in a strain of beautiful and unaffected and in the town of Dalkeith, there have been found persons eloquence, expatiated on the interesting nature of the between him and the numerous and respectable congrega- Reform candidate. This must, of course, be met by a simiconnexion which has for such a length of time subsisted despicable enough to conclude such filthy bargains, and to

evacuate their dwellings, and forfeit the vote pledged to the tion of St. Paul's Chapel. Dr. Morehead leaves Edin-lar course of crooked policy on the part of the liberal can. burgh with many kind wishes for his welfare in the new

didate; and elections resolve, as before, into an affair sphere of pastoral usefulness to which he has been called of strength of purse. Verily the stones of the street will ' in the sister church.

Ballot !" if this is to be the way. Sir George CHURCH ESTABLISHMENTS, KIRKALDY. The dissent- Clerk has already procured at least two votes in this way ers in Fife are in movement almost to a man regarding' in Mid-Lothian.

cry out

one.

Colonel Evans is brought forward for Westminster, in, the oak, with branches rising on either side, which fores consequence of an apprehension entertained by some of Mr. the handles. The body is ornamented with the rose, thistle Hume's friends that Sir Francis Burdett and Sir John Hob. and shamrock, intermingled with the branches and laats house will not exert themselves in the manner they have of the oak." heretofore done to secure the re-election of Mr. Hume for The Corporation of the Trinity House have given nota Middlesex. It is also falsely reported that Mr. F. Place, late of the erection of two lights at Burnham, in the Bristu. of Charing Cross, is to be the colleague of Colonel Evans, if Channel, which will be exhibited on the 1st of Decemala the canvass for him should promise the success of a second next. candidate, in lieu of Sir F. Burdett.

THE REGISTERING BARŘISTERS. --The Globe mods ly asserts that there is no one instance in which these res

tlemen have not given satisfaction. We know that CHOLERA. The country is now pearly clear of this pestilence. It appear. have been informed that no less than nine actions an on

of them have given very extensive dissatisfaction. We ed in Sunderland on the 26th of October, 1831, and in a year menced against one of them, on cases on which jurie had nearly completed its ravages. Great Britain do not now average above 30 a-day. In Ireland probably feel it their duty to give exemplary damas; it lingers still. Here all the bospitals are shut up save one kept that two actions have commenced against another; at open in precaution, for there are almost no patients. Last week that proceedings are expected against others; and that is we had but five cases, and one death. Clean bills are now ob considerable portion of them escape, it will rather be fra tained at all the Scottish ports.

a dread of the expense of the legal vindication of rights run Mortality OCCASIONED BY CHOLERA:-In some places lated, and from misgivings (we think unfounded) kasy the inhabitants have been swept off by tens of thousands, with probability of success against the nominees of junges, tid. out any escaping ;-nine deaths out of ten has not been an un

from the merits of their decision. frequent proportion, but the half or third is a more ordinary When the disease advances to the last or collapsed stage,

A meeting of the promoters of the expedition in disorer the recoveries are comparatively few, and so mortal is the dis- of Captain Ross took place on the 5th, at the trust ease at this period, that many are of opinion that no remedies the Horticultural Society, Regent Street. Captain Beari, can be of use, although nature may occasionally effect a cure.

who was in the chair, announced the subscriptions There is reason, however, to believe, tbat remedial measures amount to L.1355 ; and Captain M Konochie stated, it's are far from being useless in this stage, but that the advantages two public bodies only waited certain forms to saber ke attending their use, will, in general, be in the ratio of the ha L.50-a-piece. A committee of thirteen should be forum bits and goodness of the constitution of the individual. In with power to increase their number to twenty-one, auto Edinburgh, 1112 died out of 1784 cases. In the Glasgow appoint sub-committees to co-operate with them in dies hospital, 707 deaths in 1109 cases. there have been 277 deaths in 1165 cases. I do not know the parts of the kingdom. hospital reports in Dublin '; but, for the whole town, there are

BRISTOL R10TS.-As we anticipated, the trial in the reported to have been 3319 deaths in ,416 cases. In some

Bristol magistrates has ended in acquittal. The followed places the mortality has been immense, as in Sligo, Ballyshan is the verdict of the Jury :-“We unanimously fixed Charina non, Tullamore, and Bilston. In Paris, the mortality was enor- Pinney, late Mayor of Bristol, not guilty. We are of mous, amounting to 20,000, or nearly; but in the town of Mon- nion that, circumstanced as he was menaced and opposed treal, which is about half the size of Belfast, the deaths were by an infuriated and reckless mob; unsupported by sa 3000; and for ten days, during the period of the epidemic, they force, civil or military, and deserted in those quarters whers were at the rate of 100 per day ; being for all Lower Canada he might most reasonably expect assistance, the late Ware 6000 deaths, out of a population of little more than half a mil- of Bristol acted to the best of his judgment, and with fire lion. The total deaths in Great Britain have been 20,768 out highest zeal and personal courage.”. of 57,354, being more than a third ; and the total mortality over the face of the earth, according to the estimate of Moreau

COBBETT.-The inhabitants of Newcastle have real de Jhonnes, and others, cannot be less than a tenth part of the to subscribe, and they call upon others to subscribe, wsze human race, or eighty millions.—Dr. M'Cormack. 'We think a national tribute to Mr. Cobbett, as due to the sutirriss this estimate much over-rated ; and that less than a twentieth and losses he endured in the cause of reform, especially: would be nearer the mark. In Ireland the disease has been the period of his imprisonment for denying the righie very severe. Dublin alone shows an immense mortality, and it Courts-martial to flog Local Militiamen, and also 23 a 2012 bad not staid when the above numbers were reported. There of gratitude for his long, persevering, and able vindicate are several small villages near Edinburgh, where the disease of the rights of the people. was allowed to spread uncontrolled, that have lost a tenth of their inhabitants. ]

A dinner, given to Mr. Cobbett, in the Black Ball :

Glasgow, was attended by one hundred and thirty persis; The Central Board in London has ceased to report.

Mr. Hamilton of Dalzell in the chair.
ENGLAND.

COBBETT's Scottish Tour. When I get to Lead

which will be very soon after the publication of this pro Sir Thomas Denman has been raised to the office of Lord ter, I shall at once set to work and publish, in a little Chief Justice, in place of Lord Tenterden. The salary has compact volume, my account of Scotland, adding to atzbeen reduced from L.10,000 to L.8000 a-year, still quite has already been published, some matter that I fad vos enough in all conscience. This appointment has given uni. my notes, and which I had not time to introduce into versal satisfaction. It is worthy of notice that, within Register, and which, besides, I did not like to introdur. twelve years, we find the two leading counsel of Queen long as it was probable that the Register would find me Caroline, one Lord Chancellor, and the other Lord Chief in Scotland, lest the infamous reporthers," and the vagab Justice of England.

“ feelosofers," should accuse me of flattering the Scottis Girt to LORDS GREY AND RUSSELL, BROUHAMG order to insure a good reception amongst them. Iam asz AND ALTHORP.—Ever since the Reform Bill passed, a from them now; it is possible, and even probable, and **** penny subscription has been in progress, for the purpose of likely, (and all the world must see that it is so,) that I purchasing four gold cups-one for Karl Grey, one for never see Scotland again ; and I should not be exceedel Lord Althoip, one for Lord John Russell, and one for Lord baseness by any “feelosofer,” or even by any “ reperthr, Brougham-in testimony of the gratitude felt by the contributors to those four noblemen for their labours in re-'if I were now to suppress any fact honourable to the co

the pressure of whose vile carcase ever degraded the earn spect to the Bill.

The Lord Mayor was solicited, and try or the people of Scotland,- Weekly Register. cheerfully consented, to patronize the scheme; which was Mr. Hone. It is said that a considerable body of persisted in until L.1250 was obtained from 300,000 indi- Liverpool freemen have it in contemplation to invita : viduals. The cups, which are said to be very elegant, are Member for Middlesex to become a candidate for the thus described in the Times :-" The foot represents the borough. We perceive that the Times makes a r root of an oak, surrounded by the rose, shamrock, thistle, leut attack on Mr. Hume, for having recompen': and leek. The stem on which the cup rests is the trunk of a candidate to the electors of South Shields. Wildt

offering an opinion as to the Shields election, and how places this country in a situation which reminds us of the Refar the introduction of a new candidate was justifiable, bellion of 1798. Government has done nothing to remove the we must say, that we think the remarks of the Times on difficulties in which this part of the empire is placed, and there Mr. Hume's political character as unfounded as they are

is every reason to believe that the late Act of Parliament, passed severe, We are not disposed to rate Mr. Hume's talents by Stanley's influence, has increased the party feeling among all very high; but we will say that scarcely any man has bet- with a very Christian spirit, and deserve great praise, since they

classes. The Protestant clergy bear their privations, in general, ter earned the popularity he has won. No man ever did, clearly prove their anxiety to avoid all measures which are calor ever can pursue a Parliamentary career more perfectly culated to injure them in the estimation of their parishioners.independent, more thoroughly honest, more truly useful. This system of conduct contributes to prevent inuch bloodshed He has been the fearless and unwearied enemy of corrup- that would necessarily be occasioned by the adoption of strong tion and abuse, in every form, and by whomsoever prac measures, because nearly the whole of the confusion, disorder, tised. Superior to the seductions of party men, he ap- assassination, and litigation, now existing, is produced by the expears to have no other object in view but the welfare of action of tithes. Change the mode of supporting the clergy, the public; and on many occasions he has shown himself and let them be maintained either by Government or by the more desirous to serve the people than to please them. I landlords, and this

country might soon be restored to its former There is not in Parliament a more thorough going and of policy, ingratiate themselves with the people

, and the prejuconsistent friend of free trade, and he boldly opposes dice entertained against their measures would be removed. The any class of manufactures or agriculturists who attempt reason why many Protestants are favourable to the repeal of the to obtain protection at the public expense. He has poi a Union, is the hope that trade would revive, and the absentees revery enlarged mind; he has little of the philosopher in side in their own country. The very small number of Catholic him; he has no fine sentiments, and he is perhaps as care

Lords in this kingdom induces them to desire such a chaoge, ful

of his own money as of the public money. But he is for they do not think it probable that a Protestant House of a hard-headed, downright foe to every thing which he Lords would sanction measures detrimental to their own relithinks wrong; true as steel, firm as a rock, never to be gion. The opponents of the repeal of the Voion are induced to coaxed, never to be tired ; candid also, and generally pru- influence

, which they fear might in time overpower that of the

entertain this opinion from a dread of the increase of Catholic dent, but utterly indifferent to the fear of singularity. To Protestant. Such discordant opinions, and the discussions deno man does the country stand so deeply indebted for cessarily arising from them, cannot fail to place the whole coun: financial and economical reform : and we trust that he try in a state of agitation, differing in every respect from either may live many years to pursue the same honourable and England or Scotland; and there is every reason to believe that useful course, which has already gained him the respect nothing but the complete change of the Catholic religion will and confidence of the public.

ever restore us to permanent tranquillity. PATRICIAN PROMOTION IN THE NAVY_NEGLECTED

In the case of the King v. Barron and Brawders, Proprietors Merir.- am informed, upon good authority, that the and Printers of the Waterford Chronicle, for a libel on the system acted upon by the present Administration with Church establishments of England and Ireland, the sentence of

the court was, " That the defendants be each fined in the sum of respect to promotion in the Navy, is one that can never L.100, and be imprisoned in the Waterford Jail for 12 months, be too loudly condemned and denounced. The toil of a giving security afterwards to keep the peace for seven years, whole life of professional bravery and professional exer- themselves in L.500, and two sureties in L.200 each. tion stands as nothing compared with family influence. The Irish Conservatives are busy at work, not only in DubTake an instance of the fact: No less than 60 junior lin, but in all their strongholds, preparing to arrange their meetLieutenants have recently been placed over the heads of ings under the alleged object of preserving peace with Holland, some of the oldest officers in the service, and among these but which, at bottom, is intended to annoy the ministers, and 60, ten are the sons of Peers. What will the public the Rev. C. Boyton to call a meeting in Dublin ; Lord Mande

Lord Roden has instructed think when I state that there are at this moment on board the Victory, a midshipman of 23 years' standing, ham is to stimulate another meeting at Wexford; and Lord

ville will suinmon his Ulster partisans at Armagh; Lord Faro. who has seen mere boys made lieutenants solely because Lorton one at Boyle, near Roscommon. their fathers or friends happened to be persons of rank ! Mr. Hill, the gentleman to whom I allude, is allowed to state. The Rev. Martin Doyle, parish of Graigne, the first

KILKENNY.—The county of Kilkenny is in a very excited be as brave, intelligent, and efficient an officer as ever priest who strenuously resisted tithes, was arrested on Monday stood upon deck; he has lost three brothers in the service ; in Johnstown, and escorted to the county jail in Kilkenny he is the son of the oldest medical officer in the service ; that evening by a troop of Dragoons, under an attachment for and yet, because he wants family connection, he still finds L.3, 10s. ld., alleged arrears of tithes, due for the year 1831. his shoulder without an epaulette. Mr. Hume is per- He remained in the gaol that night, but the next day a deputation fectly well acquainted with this case, and has conmuni waited upon him on the part of the citizens, who wished him cated with Sir James Graham on behalf

of Mr. Hill, to allow them to pay the sum by halfpenny subscriptious on the but without the slightest effect. This

, however, is only spot. This M., Doyle would not allow, as he could stop the amone of the numberless instances of neglected merit which debts, he declared, should not be paid by the people of Kilkenny. present themselves as a foul reproach to the seltish jeal. On Tuesday evening the priest discharged the claims, and was ousy of aristocratical power.---Correspondent of the Morn- discharged. ing Chronicle.

The Government is prosecuting the Press of Ireland at a Three divisions of the combined squadrons of France rate which would do honour to the Castlereagh Ministry; and England have sailed for the coast of Holland, bound

REPEAL OF THE UNION.-Lords Shannon, Donouginore, for the Texel, the Meuse, and the Scheldt. The flag.

Lismore, Kingsborough, and Ennismore, Sir W. Wixoa ships remain in the Downs. A considerable number of

Becher, Sir W. Chatterton, Mr. Jepson, M.P., and several Dutch vessels have been detained in the French ports.

more extensive landed proprietors in the County of Cork, have

signed a declaration against a repeal of the Union, but in favour IRELAND

of a complete revision

of the tithe system, and grand jury laws.

The tithe war is not abated one jot, though more cunningly State of Parties. The political state of this country can conducted. Passive obedience will work its way. be known only to those who reside in Ireland, as party-spirit is In his address to the constituency of Derry, Mr. Dawson much more violent here than in any other part of the three states his dissatisfaction with the appropriation of Church prokingdoms. The opposition between the Catholics and Protes perty ; that bisbops have too much and curates too little.' He tants is very strong, and many circumstances are contributing to would increase the number of working clergy, and he is not widen the breach between those two parties, already very great. sure that the Church needs the present number of “non-workThe party of Conservatives, or, in other words, the aristocracy ing bishops." He would also modify the system of letting of this country, are doing their utmost to acquire an undue in. Church lands, so that four-fifths should not go into the pockets Auence, and to clog the operations of Government; while the of country gentlemen, aod only one-fifth tu the Charch. lle Catholics themselves, aided in some instances by the Protes would extinguish tithes both in name and in reality. Mr. tants, are resolved on effecting, if possible, a repeal of the Union. Dawson has been making rapid advances in “liberality" siuce The question Concerning tithes is agitated by all parties, and the passing of the Reform Bill. -- Belfast Vews. Letter.

SCOTLAND.

dian.-[These observations seem harsh, but they are ab The Lord Advocate is said to be engaged in preparing stantially just

. The project has something of revolting a bill, for the emancipation of the Scottish burghs. indecency in it. All would joyfully have contributed ta

Edinburgh is fuller this winter than for several sea a subscription to remove the pressure of pecuniary di sons back. The alarm of cholera, which last year kept culties, and thus to keep Scott in life; but a subscris away students and families, has, in the present season, tion to keep his family in a great bouse, seems an it produced augmented numbers.

mioistration to pride and luxury. It were fine matter to Court or Session. The winter session of this Court satire, to let the man of genius labour even to death, az! commenced on Tuesday the 13th. All the Judges were then to endow a Castle of Indolence for his childrea. present, except Lord Glenlee, who is confined to his house Eraminer. by indisposition.

There was a meeting, lately beld, of the Committes & The practice lately introduced in Edinburgh, of shut-pointed to take into consideration, and to derise se ting the shops at an earlier hour in the evening, has been sures for the preservation of Abbotsford, and for its generally adopted, as it contributes to the comfort of a tenance in the family of the extraordinary author e idee portion of our fellow-citizens whom we always thought Waverley Novels. "The meeting took place at Brit were too long confined to business.

water House, the residence of Lord F. L. Gortet New Catholic CHAPEL.—It is, we understand, the was eventually determined intention of the leaders of the Catholic body here to take That a subscription be fortbwith entered into for the immediate steps, by means of a subscription, and otherwise, purpose of not only preserving Abbotsford, but of ** in order to raise the necessary funds for the erection of ring its proper maintenance in the family of Sir Walter another Chapel in the Old Town of Edinburgh.

Scott; that books be prepared for the collection et LEITH.— The trade of this port has been rather brisk scriptions, and sent not only throughout the British of late, particularly in the London shipping. The quan. minions, but into every part of the world where sote tities of whisky and ale exported, have been very great. the books can be lodged that the books be so preparte 3

DUNDEE SHIPPING.–There were last week lying, in to admit the name, description, &c. of the subscriber; that Dundee harbour, 12 ships, 36 brigs, 20 bermaphrodites they be all of one uniform size; and that, when the sal and schooners, 16 smacks, and 48 sloops.- Total 132 scription shall be closed, the said books be gathered to sail, of which three are foreigners, not belonging to any gether, bound up, and deposited amongst the most be Dutch port.

ourable of the archives of Abbotsford. - Morning Herald PERTH SHIPPING.–Last week 45 brigs, schooners, and The last part of the scheme originated, the Herelem sloops, were loading or delivering cargoes at Perth. Ten with Mr. Hughes (who is Mr. Hughes ? the author of these were loading potatoes for the London market, the Siege of Damascus, or of the bill for regulating party and three unloading manure from London. Weaving in walls?], and was moved by Mr. Jerdan. Such a tacting Perth has been somewhat brisker of late, though the rate of the little paper boats of the subscribers to the first pole of wages is still very low.

that bears Sir Walter's fame is highly ridiculous. Want The Solicitor-General, Mr. Cockburn, is re-installed better will nine hundred out of a thousand of these babe in the office of Lord Rector of the University of Glas- be, fifty years hence, than so many crosses ? An etereny gow. The learned gentleman delivered no address; but of honour going for five shillings! The idea must have merely thanked the students for the honour they had done originated with George Robins.] him.

Sir Herbert Taylor has, by command of his Majestį, A number of decided improvements are at present go- written a very kind letter to the present Sir Walter Scot, ing on at the Broomielaw, Glasgow. The complete re- informing him, that a pension of two hundred 2-year las novation of the quay, which is in progress, will be one been granted to Miss Scott from the civil list; and a of the greatest improvements that has taken place for this, we believe, required the concurrence of his Ministers, many years. A large iron sheet which is also erecting we may consider it as secured her for life. at the steam-boat quay, will be an ornament to the barbour. LANARK.—This once dark town is now beautifully illu

COURT AND FASHIONABLE NEWS minated with gas. The first night of its glare, was that

The Royal Family have gone to Brighton, where the of Mr. Cobbett's lecturing in the Relief Church.

leading persons of the Court have followed. The Bright SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE Scott Family. The public onians wished to get up a fast-day for coolere not having have been informed of the great and noble exertions made visited them, but the King, as heathenish as Joseph by Sir Walter Scott to redeem his errors; and we have Hume, would not give into it. Their Majesties are in now to state what his so-called friends and admirers in high health, but beleagured by Tories, male and female

, London are doing to perpetuate Sir Walter's follies as a

of the most malignant type. The Princess Louisa, the gentleman. There have been several meetings to con

female envoy of Russia, and agent of Metternich asd coct a plan to do honour to Sir Walter Scott, and the Posso di Borgo, follows the Court to Brighton, and rigid plan they have, we believe, adopted, seems such a one as

at the Pavilion. The favourite of Don Miguel, Sir Joka might be expected from such men. They propose to col-Campbell,

arrives at Brighton, and visits at the Pavilion lect from all the admirers of Sir Walter Scott, in every None of the nobility connected with the administration in quarter of the world, accepting the smallest sum, and pre Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

seen to set a foot within these sacred precincts. The serving the name of every subscriber, a sum of money sufficient to endow and keep up in its present condition the turned from their long progresses, or travelling excur

The Duchess of Kent, and Princess Victoria, have to mansion of Abbotsford.” The revenue proposed is, we believe, L.5000 a-year, and a perpetual annuity of that

sions. amount will hardly be obtained for less than L. 150,000.

DUKE OF BUCCLEUCH.— The long-projected christez. A gigantic project! and for what? why actually to pre-ing of the young Marquis of Dumfries-shire, infaat sea serve in existence, for ever, the memorial of Sir Walter of the Duke of Buccleuch, on which occasion the King Scott's folly. We hope these sapient gentlemen-these and Queen are to stand spousers, will undoubtedly be devotees of genius, will take care to place in a conspicu- performed at Montague House, in Priry Gardens, early ous part of the armoury, framed and glazed, a paper con

in the spring. taining the dates and amounts, if they cannot yet procure Amongst the distinguished beauties, at the present and preserve the originals, of the accommodation bills early stage of the season, at Brighton, the Russian Pris on which the money was borrowed to build it. We have

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ranks pre-eminent. The personal attracsaid enough, we hope, to put our readers on their guard, tions of this fair lady are the general theme of admirain good time, against this foolish plan... Brighton Cuar. tion in the highest circles. ,: The Princess is a blonde,

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