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and in persoa resembles greatly the Grand Duchess He- for her reception. The Police, however, had accurate inforlepa of Russia ; whose presence in town at the early part mation of her intentions, and posted numerous secret agents at of last season excited so much interest.
every avenue ; who discovered the Duchess coming through The Earl of Aberdeen's health has of late suffered con- the town with Mademoiselle Kersabiec, of Punt St. Martin, siderably, chiefly attributable to anxieties and political house of Mademoiselle Duguigny, the dining-room was the
in the dresses of peasants. When the authorities entered the chagrin.
first object of their visit. The room was decorated with fleurs. Her Grace the Duchess Dowager of Newcastle accom- de-lis, and inscriptions bearing the words 'Navarino, Tropanies the young Earl of Lincoln to Scotland, to be pre- cadero, Algiers,' &c. Fires were burning in several rooms, sent at his marriage with Lady Susan Douglas, which and in one of them the heat was very great. This was the takes place in a few days Hamilton Palace. After the chimney that concealed the entrance to the retreat of the party, nuptials, the happy couple will spend a short time with but they became so oppressed by the closeness of their situathe noble Earl's grandmother, ai her residence, Ranby- tion, that they made some involuntary movements, which at hall, near Retford.
length were heard, and led to their detection. In fact, after Earl Grey is said to have made a liberal settlement call out that they were ready to surrender; and when they were
remainiog twenty-four hours shut up, they were compelled to upon his son, Lord Howick, previously to his marriage released, they were almost in a state of suffocation. Madeto Miss Copley. Earl Grey has been generally under-moiselle Kersabiec, in the dress of a servant, came out first. stood to be in the possession of a well-paid landed estate, She was followed by the Duchess; then by the Count de of L. 18,000 or L. 20,000 a-year,
Menars; and lastly by M. Guibourg, who very nearly fainted, It is apprehended that the Duke of Sussex will be under and afterwards declared that he was pressed so close against the necessity of having recourse to the aid of one of our the chimney, that every blow of the hammer with which the distinguished oculists early in the winter, his royal high officers struck, to ascertain whether it was hollow, went to his ness's sight being seriously impaired by a cataract, that has heart. The Princess, on coming into the room, immediately been forming many months past.
said—' It is unnecessary for you to continue your search ; I am Can any of our friends inform us of the cause why Sir self to his known military honour. If there is a guilty person
the Duchess of Berry. Where is the General? I intrust myWilliam Knighton has been so much on the road of late ? here it is I alone. These gentlemen and this lady have only, We have been told he has visited Paris more than once obeyed my commands. The Princess was completely disfigured since the discussions about the Duke of York's debts be- by the dust and dirt of the hole in which she had been so long gan. Is this a “ curious coincidence merely?" There shut up, but at the same time preserved her presence of mind, is an old story revived of a check for three hundred thou. The most respectful attentions were paid to the Princess, and sand pounds drawn by George the Fourth in favour of every due consideration to the other prisoners. Several places somebody; can nobody tell the public who somebody is ? of concealmeņt had been formed
in the house of Mademoiselie Was the check meant for somebody's sole use, or is it Duguigoy, one of which was sufficiently spacious to hold ten clogged with any small conditions ? What became of the people; but it was discovered from the wall having been newdiamonds belonging to the Duke of York, which are said found engines and tools for coining, printing press, and a
ly coloured. In another of these secret places, there were to have gone down to Windsor? We all know how cer- great number of proclamations, including one to the people of tain other diamonds deposited there went, and of their Nantes, in which the Duchess promises them that if they reluctant restitution. Is restitution of the Duke's diamonds should declare in favour of Henry the Fifth, the seat of Gohopeless ?-Spectator.
vernment should be fixed at Nantes during the whole of the FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
duration of the Regency. The Duchess occupies, in the Castle,
the apartments of the Colonel of Artillery.' FRANCE.
Louis Philip and his Ministers have determined not to proThere is a mysterious story abroad, of an attempt to assag
ceed against the Duchess by any existing law, but to make a sinate Louis Philippe on his way to the Chambers. It is not statute for her particular convenience. a little in the style of the petty intrigues which French politi- called blarney, bas entreated to be advocate for this Princess,
Chateaubriand, in a letter remarkable for the figure of speech cians prize, and since the King has come off unscathed no should she be brought to trial. one heeds it. The speech of the King, at the opening of the Chambers, is what may easily be inferred from the state of affairs
The correspondence seized with the Duchess of Berry is said in Belgium, and the capture of
to comprehend letters from the Kings of Bavaria and Saxony,
and various other potentates, among whom the most conspicuThis ill-advised woman, whose mad and guilty attempt to dis ous
is Don Miguel. The Carlists, it appears, agreed to guar. turb the peace of a nation has already produced so much antee that worthy's loan, in return for a slice of it to be set apart misery and blood, has met the fate so foul-hardy and infata for the support
of the Duchess's cause. ated a course inevitably incurred. From Galignani's Messen.
Charles the Tenth and his household establishment, consistger we have the following account of her arrest : The Prin- ing, it is said, of one hundred and sixty persons, was expected cess, resisting the earnest entreaties of the chiefs of her party, and her niece left Vienna on the 25th, to go to Prague.
to arrive at Prague on the 27th. The Duchess of Angouleme who were anxious that she should withdraw from dangers, which they were certain were inevitable if she remained, listen
POLAND. ed only to the advice of hot-headed young men or superstitious We have no news to give of Poland. In England, sympathy women, and obstinately continued in the heart of a country no with that unfortunate, and sacrificed country, is manifested in longer disposed to answer to her voice. The cry of to arms! many ways. Societies are formed, and writings put forth, was no longer re-echoed in La Vendee; the peasantry, recover- keeping the wrongs of Poland before the public eye. From an ed from their delusion, were convinced of the good faith of the address, adopted at a nueeting in Birmingham, and now in existing Government, and, full of bope for the future from the course of signature, in the northern towns of England, we abundant harvest, became anxious to enjoy tranquillity; the give the subjoined passage: abandoned and fugitive were dying with misery and despair ; “ Brave men of Poland ! _We call upon you from the hearts and, in fine, civil war had no longer any chance of success. of England. Released ourselves from domestic oppression, our The Duchess, wandering in the environs of Nantes, only escap- first thoughts are turned to you. Before we have had time to ed the active search made for her person by almost daily chang- redress the wrongs and miseries of our own country, we tura ing her abode and her disguise. Sometimes she wore the habit to Poland unhappy, heroic Poland! We desire to express to of a tender of cows or sheep; and at others she appeared as a you our admiration of your noble conduct, our grief for your miller's wife; then as the femme de chambre of some wealthy house, unhappy fate, our indignation and abhorrence at the conduct of and afterwards as a peasant's wife. Not unfrequently, she eluded your coppressors, and the deep and burning shame which overpursuit by being carried in a large bundle of hay upon the whelms us, that we, the men of England, should bave been shoulders of some sturdy driver of a team of oxen. At length compelled to stand by inactive spectators, whilst the honour of the Duchess was satisfied there was no safety for her but in our country has been violated, and the most frightful crime has large towns; but at the same time, was ignorant of the new been completed, recorded in the history of the world. and rigid vigilance of the Police, which ceased neither night “Men of Poland! the laws of nations, the rights of humanor day. She consequently determined to come to Nantes, nity, the honour of England--all have been outraged in your where she had several times before resided, without detection, persons. Treaties have been audaciously broken to which Eng. and where the house of Mademoiselle Duguigny was prepared land is a party. England must vindicate her honour, and re
THE DUCHESS OF BERRY.
dress your wrongs, or she must descend from her station among
TURKEY. ? the nations of the earth, and be prepared herself to receive the The German "papers bring accounts from Constantisme fetters which she has basely suffered to be forged for you. which are somewhat more favourable co the Porte. Tbe Grz
" Men of Poland! When the eastern barbarians burst in upon Vizier was to march against Ibrahim Pacha with an army Germany in the beight of their power, carrying terror and de 40,000 men, principally Albanians, from whom macb was solation in their career, your noble ancestors rushed forward pected. A report of the death of Mahomet, Pacha ni E with a generous ardour, and saved Europe under the walls of prevailed in Constantinople, but the wish, we should thini. Vienna, The northern barbarians have now burst in upon father to the thought. "Ibrahim was continuing to su: your heroic country. But, unhappily for you and for Europe, but it was thought that if he did not cross Mount Taurus no friendly nation has rushed forward for your defence. mediately, he would pot be able to do any thing of msekce
“ Men of Poland ! You have arrested the march of the sequence until spring. barbarians upon the Rhine. You have made a rampart with AMERICAN ÉLECTION.- The election affairs of our Trea the bones of your countrymen in defence of the rising liberties lantic brethren are more complicated than our own. By :) of France. Be this your melancholy glory. You have saved last papers it appears, that the contested election for the . France, but lost your country.
nor of Pennsylvania bas terminated in favour of Mr. "Men of Poland! We would carry comfort to your desolat. who supports the present President of the United States. ** ed hearts. In the depth of your misery we would bid you not that this result is considered favourable to the re-electia # to despair. There is a God in Heaven who avenges the General Jackson. crimes of tyrants when the cup of their iniquities is full. Your wrongs have merited the indignation of Europe. The Govero LATEST NEWS OF THE MONTH. ment of Europe may forsake you, but, believe us, the people are with you. At this very moment the storm is gathering over the heads of your oppressors. The day is not distant
SCHOOL MASTER OFFICE, when the exiles of Siberia will be restored to their homeswhen you will yourselves go back to your native land- that
Edinburgh, 30th Nov. 1999. glorious land where the bones of Sobieski repose--and when We have accounts from Antwerp up to Foz the joyous shout will echo throughout the world—Poland is free !"
last, the 23d, and at that time the bombardeza: PORTUGAL.
had not commenced. Each party is evidently te. There is little new intelligence to relate of this country. Don Miguel has joined his army in person, and Don Pedro hás luctant to commence hostilities, and we stil fer. received reinforcements from England, France, and Belgiam. vently hope that peace may be speedily restores, entitled to respect. We of the Schoolmaster have never been though there is no calculating on the extent m! able to take any interest in the conflict, farther than as British lives and property are concerned, looking on these amiable Dutch obstinacy. brothers as much of a muchness.
During a late engagement between the fleets of Admiral Sartorius and Don Miguel, the Portuguese, of twenty-four guns,
The EDINBURGH CHOLERA Report for the week was opposed to the Don Joao, the largest vessel in Don Miguel's given in to..day, shews an increase of cases. There fleet, yard-arm and yard-arm, for two hours. She was mostly manned by British seaman, and the bold little crew fired no less are 15, and 5 deaths, with 3 recoveries. than one hundred and eighty broadsides into her formidable opporent; until, all their shot and powder being expended, they very reluctantly hauled off, although many of her gallaot A letter from the Polish frontiers mentions a fellows had armed themselves with their boarding.pikes for the purpose of boarding ; but were restrained by the Captain, who concentration of the Russian troops between the had his speaking. trumpet blown from his band, but escaped un. Vistula and the Prussian frontier, and connects : hurt. The above is authentic, and may be relied upon as correct.
with the state of affairs in Belgium. SPAIN. The health of the King is still fluctuating, and under fear WHIG GREEdiNESS.-A low desire for money, a thorosch of death, or from some higher feeling, he is improving in vulgar cupidity, is prevalent in the ranks of the Whigs via temper, though we know the faith that is to be placed in a sick-them, moreover, this wretched vice is attended with a diagram bed repentance. The Queen, as Regent of the kingdom, has unknown to their enemies. Lord Althorp, at the con been allowed to issue some liberal decrees, and a kind of half ment of his career as a public servant, was profuse in bis es and half indemnity,
ciation of good principles. Nobody was to be paid who ds! nv PRUSSIA.
render service, and nobody was to be paid too highly fit It is said that the King of Prussia is ill of the disease called service as he might render. These were cheering sounds to £? hydrothorax (dropsy of the chest.) This disease proceeds starving multitudes, who believe that much of their miserye slowly in its destructive course, but, at his age, it must be results from over-taxation. But how has this promise alea tena garded as attended with danger. The death of the King of kept? After the same fashion with those respecting the case Prussia would be, under present circumstances, a fatul event. on knowledge. Betwixt 6000 and 7000 men are adued to The moderation of this Prince is well known, and the accession army-6000 more than was demanded by the imperiots D.I to the throne of the Prince Royal, who is well known for his of Wellington. Not content with this increased arisy. devotion to the system of Rassia, must occasion a considerable filled up the yeomanry, which Lord Goderieh kad redacet to change in the policy of Europe.
four corps; then came the estimates on a scale of extravaguent CHINA.
equal to any that the most profuse of the extravagant Tic It appears a serious revolt bad taken place among the Chinese ever attempted. Not satisfied with the breach of part of at Carawang, about forty miles from Batavia. These indivi- promise, which declared that none should be paid too bigts, duals had been imported from Canton by the Java government, they have actually filled up every sinecure that had become rsto cultivate tea and other articles, and the cause of their insur cant. Thus, if we consider the nature of their general para rection is not exactly stated. It appears they rose upon the ceedings, or view the particular proceedings, or view the case authorities, burnt the Resideney and all the manufactories, and by which those particular proceedings are accompanied, eins having seized upon two pieces of cannon, and a quantity of fire- of suspicion and distrust arise at every step; not sacb suspire arms and ammunition, fortified themselves at a place called Tao as would arise only in the mind of one prone to jealadsy, bet joug Poeras, and held undisputed possession of the district for even in the minds of confiding friends. The people were est five days. Intelligence having reached Batavia of this rising, fiding friends of the ministryand not till this hearty costa large force of cavalry and infantry, and a strong native force, dence had been shaken by repeated trials, did they entertain was diepatched against them; and after a sharp engagement, in express any doubt. Now we have had two years' sad expe whicb upwards of 100 were killed, the whole were put to flight, ence. Every day has brought something deserving of reproach. nd nearly all stain in the pursuit. Eight of the Dutch infantry, and the sum of iheir misdeeds has at length mounted se kupona and two of the cavalry, were killed, as well as several of the that the people can no longer be silent spectators of their pro natives, and many were wounded.
ceedings.- Tait's Edinburgh Magazine,
SPIRIT OF THE PRESS.
Offices—and, taking the Ordnance, we find that seIt is now two years since the present Whig Mi- ven Do-Littles receive £10,000; one hundred and
Nine nistry declared their conviction of the truth of this seventy-seven Do-Somethings, L.52,000. axiom, and declared their determination to abolish
“ heads” at the Admiralty, divide amongst them the “ Taxes on Knowledge." Yet those taxes are
L. 14,150; twenty-seven “persons," L.9930. But still continued. The names of Brougham, Althorp, enough of particular instances--we have put the and others of the Ministry, are found at the head reader on the trails, and will leave him the amuseof the “Society for the Diffusion of Useful Know- ment of running down the game. Wherever it is ledge;" yet all really
needful knowledge is studi- possible to penetrate the cover-whenever he can ously kept from the people ; and this
mighty Asso- unearth the subjects-it will be found, that a conciation is occupied in ruining a few booksellers by stant inequality exists in the rate of payment, and a powerful competition in works of amusement, that the noble inefficients possess themselves of the
lion's share. and in unavailing attempts to crush a little paper of penny politics, by which they are made as ridi
Another pervading principle is, to spend whatculous as the Anglesea and Stanley clique in Ire- ever can be got, whether by taxing or borrowing. land. The Whig Government either meant to re
The enormous amount of the Inefficient Expendimove the "Taxes on Knowledge,” or they did not. ture-the bulk of the debt, the greater part of the If they did not, they are political knaves.
dead-weight, is chiefly to be attributed to this rule. did, they are worse than imbecile not to have ac of the annual amount of taxation, the funding sys
When the people refused to submit to an increase complished it. They have no excuse. No quantity of public mischief would be so great as that of tem was resorted to ; when business had been comdepriving the public of knowledge ; nothing would plicated till complexity availed no longer, one man be held a sacrifice which was needful to accom
could still be superannuated to make room for anplish tho great and paramount object of public in- other; when even an aristocratic Parliament comstruction. It has been alleged, that the revenue
pelled the reduction of the army, and navy, it was could not afford to lose the annual half-million possible to promote and place on half-pay to the end which the “ Taxes on Knowledge” produce. This of the chapter: if an office was proved useless, the is a shufiling excuse for a Government pretending allowance for the “vested interest” which the Doto economy; but even if it were so, it was the duty Nothings had acquired in the people's purse. The of the Ministers to give up their salaries; to reduce or disband the army; to curtail the Royal Expen. wels of compassion for tax receivers ; they were
managers of the public money have only had boditure'; to pawn the Crown Lands, or sell
them; too far removed from common concerns, to compremortgage Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace; hend the distresses of tax-payers. Such have biand leave the Pension List in arrear, rather than keep the people in ignorance another day. The therto been the rules of public expenditure, which, Whig Ministry
have left the people in ignorance; spending the money of the many, for the benefit of they have carefully barred every avenue against the few. But we hope a brighter era is opening their instruction; and they have, meanwhile, saddled on the country a greater expense than upon us; and we have been anxious to lend our even the Tories did; they have displayed the humble assistance to hasten its advance.-Specmeanness of sordid avarice in their own persons;
tator. and their want of public morality has only been
REFORM ADVANTAGEOUS TO THE ARISTOCRACY. matched by their utter want of capacity for public
Among the various benefits which we fully expect business, and their cowardly truckling to acknow- will accrue to the nation at large from the passing ledged public enemies ; 'or, what is still worse, their of the Reform bill, we have by no means overlooked secret understanding with them, and treachery to those which the Aristocracy will derive from it. the people. Will the New Monthly say that such Hitherto, the possession of illicit power has rendermen are “honourable men,” while such acts are by ed a large proportion of it blind to the necessity them committed ? Is it “ Billingsgate" to call them of cultivating other and more legitimate sources of after the fashion of their acts ? Professor Austin influence. They will now be thrown more upon says, that only Governments or demagogues can their own means; and their future importance will profit by the ignorance of the people. It is clearly mainly depend upon their personal behaviour in not the desire of the present Government that the public and private life. Should their conduct be demagogues should prosper ; and the imputation of exemplary and virtuous, it will derive vast additionbase motives must, therefore, rest upon themselves, al lustre from their exalted rank and large possessv long as they shall continue to foster public igno- sions; should the magnates of the land, on the conrance. But no long time can elapse ere the mis. trary, neglect to cultivate these solid claims to dischievous power will be taken from their hands. tinction and respect, it is perfectly clear that their Eraminer.
rank and their riches will only serve to render them THE RATIONALE OF GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE
more conspicuously contempiible. And when once Is first
, never to pay according to the work done, a hereditary nobility becomes an object of contempt but in proportion to the rank of the recipient. Let to the other classes of society, it is easy enough to him take, for example, the Pensions for military bilation as a privileged body in the state.
foretell the day which shall behold their utter anni. services he will see that the lowest are double or treble the pay of a General Officer, and that the
THE CONSERVATIVES. Pensioners are Peers. Take another step, and ad Many of those who vote resolutions disapproving vance to Sinecurists it will be found that the five of the proceedings adopted towards the King of noble and right honourable Do-Nothings of the Ex- | Holland, are not aware of the nature of the policy chequer receive nearly treble the amount which is which they are sanctioning. The Conservatives are paid to their “ deputies.” Go on to the Heads of now saying to each other, we have at last hit the
right nail on the head. John Bull is always to be therefore blame not the Tories for showing that their caught by what appeals to his avarice. There will feelings do not go with the British flag, but we de be in every town of the kingdom, a number of indi- blame them for encouraging a feeble power is • viduals whose interests are affected by the embargo. hopeless resistance. A resistance without a pro These individuals will he irritated against Ministers. pect of success, and only fraught with bloodshe We may trust to them for originating petitions con- is forbidden even by the laws of war; and a demning hostilities against Holland; and there will soldiers may not practice without forfeiting the always be found a sufficient number of busy bodies claim to quarter, civilians should not preach. to subscribe these petitions, merely to be doing Much do we wish that there had been no me something, and glad to be thought of importance. dling, and no war; but, as we are come to the hat. We may, at a critical conjuncture like the present, ful extremity, we trust there will be no delar a when Ministers have an election on their hands, as- hesitation in performing the necessary operatia sail them with such a storm of petitions as shall Let the Dutch King be made at once to know hi drive them from their places, and then the game is weakness, and awakened to modesty, and set doen our own. We assure our readers that this is a li- in peace within his limits. In the days of bagry teral transcript of what fell from a conservative of and silk stockings, little Q., a small dwarf of a kina no mean estimation in his party. This is an exact Dutch spirit, was, with great nieety, beginning o counterpart of the conduct of the conservatives in pick his way at the crossing to Whitehall, wbea be the case of the Russian-Dutch loan. The conser was espied by a Life Guardsman, who, taking his vatives attacked Ministers on account of the pay- for a boy, whipped bim up under his arm, carat ment of the money to Russia ; and a certain num- bim tidily over, and set him down unspotted. Q. ber of liberal-minded ultra-liberals fell into the instantly let fly a volley of abuse, of which be ** snare. They never asked themselves how it hap- perfect master, threatened the man with the wrath | pened why men like Goulburn and Croker were all of the House of Lords (in which he held as ofer) of a sudden such enemies of waste and profusion. and heaven knows what besides; upon which, to: The first thing that opened their eyes was the an- trooper coolly observed, “ If you don't like it, ay swer to the question-Would you (the Tories) if in little man, I will take you back again, and no baca power, have refused to pay the money to Russia ? done.” And, so saying, he whipped him up agz The negative answer was decisive of the views of and set him back at the place whence he came the Opposition. There can be no doubt that the So it should be with his High Migbtiness of Holland. · Ministry of Earl Grey paid the money to Russia After all his sputtering, and bouncing, and threatethen, as they subject the nation now to the incon- ing with the despots of Europe, he should only be veniences of an embargo, that they may preserve put quietly down on his own side of the crossing.the peace of Europe. Let the subscribers to resolu- Examiner: tions beware how they encourage the King of Hol
POLICY OF PRUSSIA. land in his obstinacy. They will be guilty not only The line of policy adopted by the King of PTE of the blood that may be shed now, but of all the sia, on which so much idle speculation bas prepaiconsequences that may follow from a resistance ed, is now clear. He bas published a declaration in which may gradually embroil all Europe. We re the State Gazette, dated the 10th of November, peat it, thať Ministers are peace-makers, and that from which it appears that he will not co-operat: all who promote petitons in favour of the King of in the coercive measures adopted by France and Holland, are partisans of war and bloodshed.- England to carry the treaty of 15th November in Morning Chronicle.
to execution; that he withholds his consent to a THE TORIES THE AND DUTCA KING.
such measures, and implies that he disapprors "O, my poor dear Emperor of Morocco !” blub- and laments them: but he at the same time shows bers Quidnunc in the farce“0, my dear King of no inclination to resist them, acknowledges by E Holland 1” cries the Tory_"Our ancient ally!" silence the right of the two Powers so to proceed .“ Such a good old friend !"
and betrays not the slightest disposition to sucess A short time ago there was the same affecting the King of Holland, or to encourage his et lamentation for “the good old Turk." All this is nacy in refusing to evacuate the citadel of Agperfectly understood. The Tory imposes on no werp and to accede to the treaty of 1831. one-What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba ? has," says this official paper, "resolved to place 3 Any food for faction; or, as the polite proverb ex- corps of observation on the Maese," and he then de presses it, “ Hungry dogs will eat dirty pudding." fines the object of such a movement to be-Rotany
We abhor war, and detest intermeddling in Con- opposition to the measures of coercion whicb bus tinental affairs; but we know full well that those laments not the relief or support of the citadel evils would not have been avoided by a Tory Ad- Antwerp- not even the protection of the King ministration, and that the difference would simply Holland from aggression, but to avert the eventua have been this, that the power of England would consequences which the intended military opera have been engaged on the wrong instead of the tions might have with respect to the tranquilla right side. We cannot honestly affect to blame the of Germany and of his own dominions, and the Tories for their meetings to encourage the enemy; neral peace." It is, therefore, with reason for had they retained office, taken part with Hol- those of our contemporaries who bave been us land against Belgium, or pushed matters to a war forward in their gloomy prognostics of was, Di< with France, as they surely would have done, we admit that Prussia has really no thirst for fighties' frankly avow that our friends would have left no and that even the forced evacuation of Antwerp , means unemployed of testifying to the people of the Dutch is not incompatible with an abstiter France their sympathy with the just cause, and mark- from general war. We may observe, in additi... ing the distinction between the sentiment of the to the foregoing observations, that the remarks so people of England and the abuse of its arms. We the Prussian State Gazette are not to be decors
fficial. Indeed an official paper, speaking of the shame.) There were between 700 and 800 clergymen ourts of London and Paris, finding ihe carrying of who bad bút half that income; while some he would n affair of strict stipulation into effect “suitable not at present go as high as the Bishops even the Dean
of Durham had L.9000 a-year for doing nothing. (Hear, their interest,” is altogether out of keeping; As hear, and cries of " Shame, shame.") One great cause of this
the refusal of assent in the first instance, the as- crying evil was the system of plaralities, by which one clergyertion may pass; but ultimately, we suspect, it man got several livings, producing a large income, then went night turn out to be too strong in one. As respects to reside where be pleased, employing a curate or curates, at he corps of observation on the Maese, the point miserable salaries, to do all the work., (Hear, hear.) He would will most likely be settled before it can assemble support an effectua! reform of the Church, by which all who
laboured in the vineyard should receive adequate wages, but point that is of the less importance, as the “even- those who did not work should receive no pay. (Great ual consequences which the intended military ope- cheering, and cries of " That's the reform we want."). A zations might have with respect to the tranquillity Church reform, to be effectual, must remove the Bishops from f Germany, of his (Prussian) Majesty's dominions, the liberties of the people. He was confident the conduct of the nd to the
general peace, will be altogether satisfac- Bishops in the House of Lords had done more injury to the ory. In one word, national jealousy, and the pru. Church than the combined attacks of all its opponents, and be ence of military preparation against all possible re-should vote for their immediate retirement from Parliament. ults, may be deemed the sole ground for precau- (Immense applause. He would vote for the repeal of all the ionary proceedings which only
the more forcibly felt considerable objections to voting by ballot, and would greatly rove the general policy which governs
the whole prefer open voting; but if it were found that such men as the ffair. Besides, who has got money ?-Globe. Duke of Newcastle and the Marquis of Exeter made the ballot
WHAT TAXES SHOULD FIRST BE REPEALED. necessary for the protection of the electors, he would adopt it. The taxes which ought first to be repealed, are (Hear, hear.? The corn laws, he was fully aware, required imot those which are paid by the upper classes but mediate revision, and he was prepared, not for their total repeal hose which are paid by the lower.
at present, but for a small fixed duty. cessaries of life must be reduced in price before uxuries. Meat and drink are of more importance
ACCIDENTS AND OFFENCES. han armoral bearings and field-sports. Notwith EXECUTION.-George Doffy, labourer, who was, at our last tanding the reduction in the taxation of late years, assizes, convicted of the murder of Helen Broadiy, bis wife, in Ettle relief has been experienced. The repeal of his own house in Drygate, on the 14th of May last, was on he tax on soap, which yields about L.1,200,000 per Street, Glasgow. It is needless going into a detail of the atro
Wednesday executed in front of the jail, foot of Saltmarket. annum, would be felt as a great boon. If the malt cities with which this case was attended; but it will be recolax were repealed, every working man would have lected, from what came out in evidence, that the horrible mant in his power to drink daily a wholesome and nu ner in which the poor woman was deprived of life bas never ritious beverage, and the consumption of ardent been equalled in the annals of crime ; and we earnestly hope, spirits, which is the great cause, among the lower Doffy, with a callous-heartedness that makes one blush for their
It was proved that lasses, of misery and crime, would be much dimi- species, and as a closing scene to a long career of the most nished. When these taxes are removed, the asses- unmanly and barbarous treatment-placed his wife upon the ed taxes may be taken into consideration : but we fire, on the evening of the day referred to, where he held her vill never advocate their removal, when the soap till she was so shockingly roasted on the back, belly, and other und malt taxes are continued in force. It is of parts of her person, that she died in the Royal Infirmary after
lingering a few days, and after experiencing the most excruciatnore consequence that nineteen-twentieths of the ing sufferings. A few minutes after two o'clock, the magispopulation should have it in their power to trates entered the Justiciary Hall, when Doffy (whose countenpreserve their health by cleanliness and a whole- ance was in every particular that of a murderer--for while it ome beverage, than that the twentieth should be bespoke pothing but savage ferocity, his forehead was singularly nabled to indulge in horses and dogs, and loll in Aat, with a great protuberance towards the back part) made arriages, emblazoned with their armorial bearings. after tarrying for a moment or two, be ascended the scaffold
his appearance, attended by three Catholic clergymen; and - Tait's Magazine.
with a firm step, with his spiritual advisers; wbere, having knelt, PROGRESS OF REFORM.
and spent a few mioutes in inaudible prayer, the rope was
adjusted-the cap drawn over his face-and thus ignominiously At a late meeting of the Electors of Southwark, the fol- situated, the world for ever closed upon the hardened murderer. owing speech was made by Mr. Brougham, and was loudly In accordance with the new act of Parliament, the body of the heered : -He said he perfectly agreed in the suggestion of malefactor was buried within the precincts of the jail;" and a he worthy gentleman, that he should declare his opinions tablet is to be erected opposite the felons' gallery, bearing the in the important questions which must come before the re- following announcement" Buried in the centre of this court, ormed Parliament very speedily after its meeting, and in the George Doffy, hanged for the murder of Helen Broadly, his lecision of which the whole people were greatly interested. wife, on the 7th November, 1832." The murderer was a native Hear, hear.). One of the first of these, and one of the most of Ennishoen, county of Donegal, Ireland, and was forty-two ressing necessity, was the present state of the Poor's Laws.- years of age.--Glasgow Paper. This most important question, he had reason to believe, was at EXECUTION AT PERTH.-John Chisholm, in pursuance of vresent occupying the most serious consideration of Govern. the sentence passed upon him, for the murder of his wife, at the nent, and that a measure beneficial to all classes of the commu. late Circuit Court of Justiciary, was on Wednesday executed lity would be proposed to Parliament very soon after it should on a scaffold erected outside the wall of the jail, opposite the neet. He would promise them that the subject should have his Greyfriars' Burying-Ground. At two o'clock, the magistrates, iest consideration, and that every assistance of which he was preceded by the town sergeants, ascended the platform,
followed apable should be given for the removal of the evils of the pre- by the convict, who was attended by the Reverend Messrs. ent system. Another most important measure that must soon be Esdaile, Kennedy, and Finlay. Before mounting the platform, vrought forward, and without which the Reform Bill would be Mr. Esjaile asked him whether he haul any thing to communiuite imperfect, was a reform in the Churcb. (Great applause.) cate-to which he replied that he had nothing to add beyond t is well known to them all, that the great body of the Clergy what he had often repeated. He admitted he had many heavy f the Establishment, who did all the work, received less wages sins to answer for, but solemnly asseverated, before God and han a gentleman paid his footman, while those who did no man, his innocence of the crime for which he was about to sufvork received enormous incomes. (Great cheering.), There fer--that he never was actuated by feelings which could lead vere in the Church of England 2999 clergymen who had in. him to such an act, and that, besides, he never had omes less than L.100 a-year. This was less, including board, reason nor motive to meditate harm upon his deceased wife. vages, and livery, than was paid a footmaa. (Shame, The awful scene was witoessed by an immense concourse