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POLITICAL REGISTER,

AND

MONTHLY CHRONICLE OF PUBLIC EVENTS,

SCOTTISH LISTS, &c.

No. 5.-Vol. I.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1832.

PRICE THREE-HALFPENCE:

NEWS OF THE MONTH. disgracefully based, or have shrunk from shew

ing their faces in any contest. Sugden is gone, The duty of a liberal journalist was never more and Wetherell has perished. Saddler will be no easy and agreeable than in this closing month of longer heard of, and Croker's tongue has ceased the closing year. It is merely to record a series to wag in St. Stephen's. In Perthshire one of their of triumphs to the cause of the people and of best men, Sir George Murray, has been totally good government. The appalling prospect of a routed ; and in Mid Lothian, Sir George Clerk general war, has vanished with the fall of the Ci- has sustained'the most mortifying defeat. Of Mr. tadel of Antwerp; and the triumphant result of Blair, the baffled Tory candidate for this city, we the elections has, at home, prostrated the unna-forbear to speak. We conceive him out and out tional faction, never to rise again. The victory the victim of the ignorant infatuation of his party, of the people exceeds every thing we could have and of the interested dupery of lawyers and schemimagined. It is all but complete, and it is doubly ing electioneering agents of all kinds. The Tory gratifying to find that it is mainly in their ancient party has thus been deprived of its main props in strongholds the Tories have sustained the most the House; but in most of the few cases in which signal defeats. The elections in England are end-the Tory candidates have succeeded, their triumph ed, and out of the whole members, shew only a fifth is more disgraceful than defeat. At Norwich, the malignant Tories. In Scotland, the preponderance electors of which are become a reproach to Engof men of liberal sentiments is equally great, and lishmen, the renegade Whig, Sir James Scarlett, though we cannot yet tell how Ireland may go, it and Lord Stormont, a gawkey boy, who has already is certain that few Tories will be sent from that so grossly exposed himself and shamed his party, country. The Repealers muster in great force; have been returned by the foulest means. In the but the supporters of Ministers are also numerous other instances, intimidation has constrained suf. The character and complexion of the new Parlia-fering men to vote against their consciences. ment is now become a matter of paramount inter- East Lothian, for example, has returned a Tory; est. The direct supporters of the Whig Govern- yet if there be one county in Scotland more op. ment appear at present to bear a great, we should posed to Tory principles than another, it is East say, an alarming preponderance, were we not will. Lothian ; where the great landholders have com. ing to believe that their help will never be requir- pelled their impoverished and dependent tenantry ed, save for purposes in which the nation can go to bite the dust. In West-Lothian the Tories hand in hand with its representatives. And we have also succeeded. And there the same means have obtained a new safeguard. Every Govern- were used, and the Whig candidate was, morement which looks to continuance in office, must over, but a late convert, and not a favourite. now consult the wishes, as well as pursue the in- But those instances are to be set off by the splen. terests of the people. Its stability will be in ex- did defeats of the bafiled faction in almost every act proportion to the extent in which it accommo- Scottish borough; and in the great counties in dates itself to the advancing spirit of the age. which their sway of Sixty years has been undis. The Radicals, or the Liberal Party in Parliament, turbed. The Duke of Wellington, the great properly so named, though not in great numerical duke himself, has been worsted in lants, where force, have obtained a very considerable accession the Earl of Caernarvon, another old Whig, waived of activity, ability, and eloquence, from the addi.. his claim, to lave his son (Lord Porchester) retion of such men as Mr. Roebuck at Bath, and turned, to secure the election of the Marquis of even of Cobbett. And with the wholesome appre- Douro, the greater baby of the greater man. The hension of a speedy return to the constitutional yeomen of Hants would none of him. The Duke of usage of Triennial Parliaments, there will be many Buccleuch has been soundly beaten in Selkirkshire, independent new members whom the day will de- Roxburghshire, and Dumfries-shire, no doubt, to clare. The Tory Party in the House, as in the the astonishment of his Grace, and the indignatio country, seem in the most broken and forlorn con- of his ear-wigging hangers-on. The combined dition. Most of their old troops have either been Highland high aristocraey have been completely

baffled in Inverness-shire, where Mr. Charles Tories, and Conservatives. On the 221, the garrisos Grant has once more been brought in, in defiance capitulated. In the destruction of life and property, the of the combined strength of the Duke of Gordon, King of Holland may contemplate the fruits of bis now the Earl of Seafield, Lord Macdonald, Glengary, stinacy, and recklessness of every thing, save the gratié. Macleod, (the Chief and the candidate,) all the tion of his dogged self-will. What retribution can be ada lesser potentates, with their threatened and coer-quate to the misery this man has caused within the is ced vassals. If farther arguments are needed by two years? How much longer will men submit to s

wanton abuse of power entrusted for their happiness? T... rational men in support of the ballot, they may be

garrison of Antwerp, the late heroes whom our Torie copiously gleaned from the private history of the home are now fit to butcher for pusillanimity, are kept : late county elections in Scotland, and particularly prisoners of war, till the Dutch give up the forts of L. those of Inverness shire, Berwick, and East Lothian. l'and Liefkenshoek. On this point, his Dutch Mlojes It becomes a duty to make these cases public. But, may be expected to shew another specimen of bis perten in spite of all these corrupt, tyrannical, or crooked city. The navigation of the Scheldt will also be held influences, the power of the people, the love of the the deathlike grasp of Dutch cupidity. By treaty, Fraza CAUSE, and the determination to support, at all gives up Antwerp to the King of Belgium ; and even the hazards, a liberal government, and to give its mem- Tories dare not hope that there will be any atters in bers the power of redeeming their pledges, and evade the surrender. making good their life-long professions, have gain Destructive Fire. On the night of Friday the štt, ed by far the majority of votes ; given most disin- an alarming fire broke out in the extensive steam terestedly, often from no regard to the individual Goodlet & Co., and raged with frightful violencia candidate, but in the single-minded belief, that the whole erection was a mass of ruins. As those's “ this is the man you countenance. We accept buildings, which contained granaries, a bakery, brests, him on your word, and as approved by you, an baths, &c. &c. are in the very heart of the toxo, gtes a auxiliary in our common cause." Some late rash prehension was entertained for the surrounding busses declarations of members of the administration, which suffered much from such close contiguity to the cus have excited suspicion and uneasiness, as if it were flagration. Fears were at one time entertained for its but too true that a Whig in office is the likest shipping in the barbour, but with the rise of the tide thing on earth to a Tory in the same condition. all escaped. The loss is variously estimated, from Law

those nearest the burning houses wore off, and fortissit We are unwilling to lend ear to such rumours. A to L.40,000. The premises were insured to the ansex government, supported as the Whigs have been

of L.13,000. throughout, and especially in the late elections,

CHOLERA.- This disease, if it be not expired, is for the must stand before us self-convicted ere we can be present dormant among us. The Central Board ia Londo lieve it capable of betraying the interests so ge- has ceased its reports. In Edinburgh, there have been nerously and trustingly confided to its wisdom and no new cases for the last fortnight; and before then they integrity. A short time will try. In Scotland, had become comparatively few. The aecounts from a the elections have been conducted in the way that parts of the country are equally satisfactory. might have been anticipated from the good sense

THE CHURCH. and peacefulness of the people. Had the consti

The attention of Ministers has certainly been tarned to tuency been double the amount, we have not a this important subject, and the King has been consulies doubt that the result would have been precisely upon it; but the heads of the Church have opposed to the same. There have been riots in some parts of many obstacles as yet for Ministers to have made so ma:b England; but, upon the whole, no election ever progress as the country demands. - Sun.

All the churches within the jurisdiction of the Sovere passed more quietly. In Sheffield, several persons Presbytery, London, held a day of thanksgiving on some were shot dead, and many more wounded, from a 19th, for the comparative lightness with which cavita rash firing upon the people, who do not appear to has visited this kingdom. have been more excited or riotous than is usual at

THE VOLUNTARY PRINCIPLE-ECCLESIASTICAL Siaelections. There have also been some serious distur- in the world, is peopled with a busy and intelligent ?

TISTICS OF LONDON.-- This vast city, certainly the larges. bances at Belfast.

pulation of more than 1,500,000 souls. It contains HOLLAND AND BELGIUM.-To the utter mortification Established churches, and 265 Dissenting chapels; na of the Conservatives, the local war has ended before it | 459 places of Worship. Here we see the obvious superin had well commenced, and all hopes are lost of converting ority of the voluntary principle over that of an endors it into a general contest. The Citadel of Antwerp, held church for the diffusion of Christian knowledge. by the Dutch King, not only against every principle of large proportion of the wealth, rauk, and intigence of tt

see a richly endowed community, which includes a very national justice, but against the faith of a recent treaty, metropolis within its pale, and has received, besides :: was summoned on the 29th November to surrender in the annual supplies of tithes, church rates, &c. at three name of France and Britain, the guarantees of the inte ferent periods, enormous grants of money for the reto grity of the new kingdom of the Netherlands. General ing of old churches, and the erection of new ones W. Chassé, the Dutch commander, replied, by firing into the see this privileged community, in the seat of its auther French trenches. The siege continued till the 21st De. and the sphere of its infiuence, strangely outnumbered at se cember, its progress anxiously watched by the two great rated from her. The average attendance at the Dissende

ligious edifices by those denominations which have me parties into which western Europe is now divided. France chapels is not less, nay, according to well qualitied joder, and Great Britain, and the liberal men of every nation it is higher than the average attendance at the Establishe. on the one side ; on the other, Russia, Prussia, Austria, churches. And the Dissenters, besides maintaining to Holland, Spain, and Don Miguel ; Carlists, Serviles, voluntary contributions, the expenses of their own rel

gious services, are taxed in support of the state religion, Fortunately, he has not proved its victim. Mr. Roebuck is are compelled to contribute their share in support of the understood to be, in the Westminster Peview, and Tait's Macostly edifices of the Establishment, and in upholding its gazine, one of the ablest advocates of liberalism and of the costly priesthood. Should Dissenters endure this much people. He is now entering on another field, whieh will only longer?

give him increased power for the same generous advocacy of MR. WOLFF, THE MISSIONARY. -Letters from Simiah

the rights of man. His return is thus described, but we look bave been received in Calcutta, which

mention that Mr. only to his declaration :Wolff , the well-known Missionary, has arrived at Pes.

No one can describe the shout that rent the air and shook bravur, having travelled alone, it is said, from Arabia. of 106 in favour of Mr. Roebuck. The bells pealed, cannon

the old abbey to its foundations, on the declaration of a majority The route he has pursued he has described, but he has fired, and the people expressed unbounded joy. 'Mr. Roebuck en countered all kinds of dangers and sufferings. He has declined addressing them at length that night, entreated them been made a slave, has been repeatedly plundered and to return peaceable to their

homes, and promised to meet them stripped; has otherwise undergone great personal hard- at ten the next morning. This was universally considered good ships, and has finally reached Peshawur in a state of great judgment. On Friday an immense concourse filled the Grove destitution.

to witness the conclusion, when the seals were broken, the votes We understand that the Dignitaries of the Church are reckoned, and General Palmer and Mr. J. Roebuck declared making an active stir, but whether for good or for evil re- duly elected. General Palmer briefly returned thanks, and Mr. mains to be seen.

Roebuck delivered a most impresssve specch, declaring his prinFor some days past there have been ciples in his peculiarly unequivocal manner, pointing out the -meetings of all the Bishops in town, at the Palace of the relative position between himself and his constituents, and exArchbishop of Canterbury, and it has transpired, not pressing his gratitude for the honour conferred on him that day : withstanding the wish expressed by the Archbishop that reminding them that, from that moment, all political dissensions secrecy should be observed, that the meetings are con should cease, and an united and kindly feeling only exist benected with the important subject of Church Reform. tween them; that those who had opposed them, had done so The superior clergy are at last, it seems, alive to the ne from conscientious motives, and were entitled to the same freecessity of a change, and, being anxious to avoid the error

doin of opinion, and liberty of expression, as themselves ; that of the Duke of Wellington on the subject of Parliamen- he, Mr. Roebuck, (however his feelings had been lacerated,) tary Reform, who, by refusing to grant a little, led to the He should consider it his duty to return an exact account of forcible seizure of a great deal, they are about to propose bis Parliamentaay business, which he hoped honestly to fulfil some modification of the tithe system, and an increase to

to the letter of his professions, remembering always that he was the scanty revenues of the inferior clergy.-Sun. pot only their representative, but a representative of Eng

laod. He complimented the Mayor on his impartial conduct EXTRACTS FROM SPEECHES AT ELECTIONS. during the proceedings, and trusted now that he was his fellow

COBBETT.-On Mr. Cobbett's return as member for Oldham citizen, he would likewise receive him as his friend; that he beirg announced, he addressed the electors of that town at great esteemed and honoured the Corporation, one and all, in their length, and concluded his speech as follows :

private capacities, although, in his public duty, he should “ Gentlemen of Oldham, I trust that that which you have cross their path. He ended by saying, that, as it was the wish now done will be attended with benefit to ourselves and to our

of his friends that he should be chaired, if it would be any couatrymen at large. In giving me such a colleague as you gratification to the city, he would, with General Paliner, repair have given me, you have added greatly to the honour conferred to the Circus in a carriage, and proceed, in the usual manner, upon me. Not, however, on account of his great possessions through the principal streets. A plain and simple man he came and magoificent establishments, but on account of his well- among them, and parade to him was oppressive. This of course koown, bis proverbial justice and kindness towards all those is but a sketch of his speech; but you may perceive that he has from whose labours his acquisitions have arisen. Every part of little ornament in his speaking, and seldoin addresses the imagihis character presents to the nation something which reflects nation or the passions; I may say never. You may suppose the honour upon the man whom you have chosen for my colleague ; procession was most iinposing; from the White Hart to the but, in my estimation, this point in his character exceeds in Circus, one dense mass of persons, with bands of music, banexcellence all the rest. For many years it appears to have been ners, and everything that could give eclat; but the best remains the study of the numerous hordes of men and women, who have to be told : from beginning to end, not a single head or pane of onjustly' lived upon the fruit of our labour, to speak of the glass broken, and the people were as orderly as possible. - His working people as if they were ao inferior race of beings. Dur- triumph is totally unexpected; he entered the field two months ing all these years I have been expressing, and you have been feel after Mr. Hobhouse, whose name, influence, and connexions are ing indignation at this insolence in the tax fatted cormorants. amongst the most powerful in the city :-an absolute stranger, You have now had an opportunity to give them the appropriate young, and by bis opponents reported to be an infidel, stipulatanswer.. You have taken one of the lower orders, as they ing to be returned, ENTIRELY PREE OF EXPENSE, and NEVER had the insolence to style us, and bidden him go amongst them personally canvassing a single vote ; besides this, the Corpoto maintain your right to just government. Maay as are the ration, and three of the pubiic journals violently opposed him." years that have rolled over my head, I have not forgotten the Corn Laws.-Lord Althorp, at the Northampton election, time, when, in my blue smock frock and clumping nailed shoes, observed, that, although he thought the present system of I trudged along by the side of the plough-horses, each leg of the corn laws had not worked well, the question of their altewhich horses being pretty nearly as big as my body. I have ration was not one which pressed most on the attention of the pot forgotten this; and, as the present prime minister said that Ministers, and he believed no measure concerning it would be he would stand by his order, the order of ermined robes and for the present proposed. This declaration has given general coronets; so, be you assured, I will stand by my order, the or

and merited offence. der of smock-frocks, nailed shoes, and hard ångers. How often MR. CHARLES GRANT.-From this gentleman's admirable bave the insolent wretches said, Let him come here, and we speech on his nomination at Inverness, we give one sentence :will soon make him find his level. While they exclaimed, Let " When the reform bill was appounced, it was said, do not grant him come, they lied and they bribed, and expended hundreds of that privilege to so numerous a constituency, the people are not thousands, not to let bim go. You have now taken him into sufficiently ripe for constitutional liberty; you are opening the your hands ; you have now given the answer to these insolent Aood-gates of licentiousness, and the long-established patriotic pretenders to superiority. You have taken up the Surrey institutions of the country will be swept away. What was our ploughboy; you have tossed him in amongst them, saying, answer? Little do you know of the people of England or the . There he is! Now make him find his level. I feel gratitude people of Scotland, in anticipating that such consequences will

towards you on more accounts than I have now time or presence How from this measure. We have a confidence in their wisdom of mind to state ; but the feeling which predominates in my and patriotism, and the result of the next general election will breast is that of delight, far beyond all expression, that you have prove that the members returned will be sent not to destroy now vindicated, not only the rights, but the character of the but to build up. We have made this experiment. Look at working people of England. You have set an example to the the elections throughout England and Scotland. A more magwhole country; and that example cannot fail to be attended nificent spectacle could not be conceived. The manly, npaswith consequences of the greatest importance to us all. suming, unobtrusive, and uncompromising attitude of the people

Alx. ROEBUCK.-- This gentleman was mentioned in last Re- to maintain the Constitution, attest the salutary effects of the gister, as the oloject of shall we say-Whig malevolence. 'reform act. Such is the spectacle at this moment." (Cheers.)

ere.

question put to you.

MR. JAMES BROUGHAM'S SPEECH.-CHURCH REFORM.

ELECTIONEERING IN SCOTLAND.-A good round som sent Mr. James Brougham, brother of the Lord Chancellor, at the have been set afloat in Scotland for this purpose during the last election for Kendal, for which place he is returned, said—“ As six months.

It is said the Conservatives disburse handsome A sincere friend to the Church, I will

advocate a thorough re.

- that the Whigs serve for love or perhaps for bills of person form of its abuses-not a bit-by-bit reform, but one that will mises and hopes, more than hard cash. Lord Ormelie's eles be as effectual, and because

ectual, as satisfactory, as the late tioneering is calculated to cost from fifty to sixty tbotstad reform in the representation of the people—(Applause.) 1 pounds. The lawyers

have reaped a rich harvest, and to deals would abolish tithes in kind by adopting a small tax on land in would vote for annual Parliameots in future. lieu of them; and I would exempt all dissenters from the pay,

LAWYERS IN THE New PARLIAMENT.-The members of ment of rates and dues towards a Church which they do not the legal profession seein to have been remarkably asleeky acknowledge (Great applause.) I have always thought it was during the late elections. Among these are found the names et oppressive and unjust that those who pay to and support a Wetherell

, Wilde, Sugden, J. Williams, C. Follett, Wakebed, Church of their own should be compelled to support another. Pemberton, Temple, Moore, Freshfield, Halcombe.' The faI would also confine the clergy to ecclesiastical pursuits, and not lowing list includes the principal members of the law shout allow them to interfere in politics.”

returned to Parliament: Campbell, Horse, Scarlett, Spankis

. Mr. Home's SPEECH.-We have now entered upon a new

F. Pollock, W. Brougham, Tanered, Roebuck, D. W. Herter The Parliament about to assemble is not one of nominees Godson, Hill, Ewart, Carter, Poulter, Lushington, ders

. at any rate there are very few of them—but of men selected Faithful, Wilks.-[Those in Italics are solicitors. 3-L by the people; and if this reformed House does its duty, no Examiner. one living can calculate the blessins they will procure for us. (Cheers.) I shall go to that House of Parliament to advocate Considering what a much higher per centage interferes is to

This is only 3 per cent of Law on all the rest of the flowers - fearlessly, as I have bitherto done---and, I trust, ten times other affairs. it must be understood that the rate is extreely more successfully than I have hitherto done, (You'll be better moderate. It would be very useful to have a Committee of Lez. hacked,) your rights, your wants, and your privileges

. yers for the preparation or correction of Bills; but we tarbiy (Loud cheers.) What is it I am to do? That is the greatert | ever ret saw good from the admission of a practising lawyer ist

I go to the House of Commons as your the Commons as a member; and of all the men that doeste, agent, as your representative, to endeavour to destroy all that is probably the objects of lawyers are least national and disiaterte bad in the existing institutions to uphold all that is good to ed.--Spectator. bring about, in short, good government, which is what we seek and what we want. I am sorry to bear, though I can'hardly elected member for this borough.

Pontefract.-Mr. Gully, of pugilistic and tnrf notoriets, ás believe it, that men high in influence and in office have expressed their opinion that the Bill is quite enough as it is, and their

Sr. STEPHEN'S AND “ The Fancy."_" John Gulls, Exq determination to oppose any further progress with it, I, for

of Ackworth Park," ex-pugilist, and fisty-cuff champica e del never have contemplated the measure as a final measure, nor do i England, is about to represent the ancient and loyal boronghe think it reasonable that any Parliament shall say, we are the wise Pontefract in the reformed Parliament? There is nothing Ide moring, and those who are to succeed us are not competent to judge fighting

one's way through the world after all

. It is hard to

tell on what subject Jack is ambitious to legislate, or what e establishment in the country, from the Crowo downwards. There he would give or take on his race as a senator. They say this is room for reduction, and with reduction I hope we shall have as an orator he is quite a “ fancy" man; though prese te s relaxation and repeal of Taxes. It is of no use for Government gue in a circle. his remarks are of the most strikine dexerit

, to repeal tases if they do not lessen the expenditure. It is only the conservatives consider his election to be one of the sevens

tion, and generally smashers. John is a horrid Radicul; and by lessening expenditure, and consequently by reducing taxation, that you can make this country prosper, or happiness pre

blows the Constitution ever received. - Tait's Magazine. vail in the land (Loud cheers.) I anticipate from the Reform How to Cure Bribery.-The following anedate

, there Bill all those economical changes we stand so much in need of. For instance, I hope the Taxes on Knowledge will soon be re

curacy of which may be safely relied upon, arose out of the eles;

tion at St. Albans. Every effort was made by the gras of moved (Cheers.) ' I hope the Window Tax--the most abomina. Mr Turner, the Conservative candidate for that bareegh to ble tax that I know of in the country-will also soon cease. beg. purchase, or annul Mr Ward's votes. (Cheers.) Further, I trust we shall see that which every man of 404 were thus bought off; many were threatened be the has a right to expect--the wheels of justice cleared of all the agent of the Lord at the Great House" (Lord Verulam ;) and clogs of fees and taxes (Cheers)—and we shall then have some were fairly talked over. But there was a poer naa that justice which, I am sorry to say, is only a luxury to the rich, named Davis, who, by extraordinary bard Jabour had entriel and which the poor have little chance of reaping.

to pay up his rates; and having done so, volunteered bis Fete

to Mr Ward, the Reform candidate. Every man pisemited of ANECDOTES OF THE ELECTIONS.

superiority above his fellows, has his own little circle of adeirets BATH.-The most violent oppovent of Mr. Roebuck at Bath within which he is a sort of oracle. Davis was known to the was a Mr. Blake Poster. It appears that the election being one of these ; and Mr. Turner's Committee, knowisz bis over, Mr. Rrebuck's friends were anxious that the difference character, and calculating upon his poverty, saw the great ad. between him and Mr. Foster should be made up. Mr. Roehuck vantage to their

cause of corrupting his integrity. This porr was, with this view, formally introduced to Mr. Foster, in the man, with a sound conscience but å tattered garment, Fas sen polling-booth in Sydney Gardens, Mr. Foster_refused to be for by Mr B talked to, argued with, but to no pupit introduced ; and Mr. Roebuck demanded Mr. Foster's card. Sovereigns were in an open drawer of the office : this was the After some delay, the card was given, and Mr. Roebuck's was last and final trial. “ Well," said Davis, suddenly, you tendered in exchange ; which Mr. Foster, caring as little for know I am a poor man; I cannot with

tand that sight, for the card as for the member. tossed somewhat contemptuously never possess a bit of gold froin one year's end to the other. I from him. On this Mr. Roebuck struck Mr. Foster in the see I must give in." < 0, never mind," said the agent; " belo face. The combatants were immediately separated, and subse yourself; you know what we pay our friends" Nie Pori quently bound over to keep the peace. We were not aware knew that thirty had been given; but this singular mas tant that when one man refused to be introduced to another, he was but fifteen. No sooner had he left the temptera than he reath liable to be shot or knocked down for the refusal. Mr. Roe- Mr Ward's Coinmittee, with the money in his hand and they buck certainly had a right to call on Mr. Foster for an explana. I them the circumstance. " Gentlemen." said he, “ don't think tion of any terms of contempt he might voluntarily apply to I ever meant to break my word is taking this maney

. Bei him; but really, under the circumstapces in which Nr. Foster I saw it was to be made a had use of; and knowing the wast was placed by Mr. Roebuck's friend on this occasion, we think of my poor family, I thought it no harm that they should have his words ought to have been treated as what the lawyers call a part'; for then some of it would do good, and there would be “a privilege communication."- London Paper.

One of the candidates at the Bath election, it is said, addressed only fifteen : here they are. I will keep this money and will the electors through a speaking-trumpet. We wonder it has employ it well; and you shall see that I also keep my pledge is pot been used before in open-air meetings, and in noisy ones Davis was true to his word: be spread the circumstance within doors, where the voice of the speaker would rise above everywhere ; it proved one of the most powerful weapo-18 the tumult like that of the captain of a vessel heard above the the hands of Mr Ward's Committees Some of the tu pret storm. Its use trould also tend to shorten the barangue, as were bissed and reviled; fear came upon the rest ; and if they well as to convey it to distant ears. A speaker through a trum almost be said that the moral courage of this obscure and inside pet would be sparing of rhetorical flourishes.

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raised the price of provisions in a miraculous manner

L. 75 being paid for a pig, and L. 140 for a cow.
The Royal Family are still at Brighton.

THE ELECTIONS.-By the latest accounts the number
The Brighton Gazette informs us, that in addition to six are decided Repealers, and five Conservatives ; the

of members returned amounts to about twenty, of whom her other amusements, the Queen has, during the week, remainder are gentlemen disposed to support the present been enjoying that of a fox-hunt; enjoying it. however,

Administration. as a lady ought to do, in her carriage. Poor Reynard, after a short run out, returned to the spot, and was wor

SCOTLAND. ried at the Royal feet. The Duke of Sussex has returned to town; and the

EAST LOTHIAN.—THE Ballot.-In consequence of Duke of Gloucester is about to take his cousin's place in the experience the tenantry have obtained of the workthe Royal circle.

ing of the Reform Bill, they have become convinced It is a curious fact at the present moment, that three that the possession of the francbise is injurious to them

A petition has sisters, still in their youth, engross in a high degree the without the protection of the ballot. attention of Europe. One in France, the Duchess of accordingly already been prepared, and is in course of

Similar Berry, who desires to place herself at the head of the legi- signature, praying Parliament for this measure. timatists ; aud the two others in Spain, namely, the petitions will, we have no doubt, soon after the meeting Queen and her sister Lousia Charlotte, who are the de- of Parliament, be presented from every quarter of the clared chiefs of the liberal party.

kingdom. The following eldest sons of noblemen have been called

At the Anniversary meeting of the Literary and Antiby summons to the House of Peers :—the Marquis of quarian Society of Perth, held on the 7th instant, it was

Tavistock, son to the Duke of Bedford, as Baron How- resolved that a subscription should be opened for a memoland; the Earl of Uxbridge, son to the Marquis of An- rial of Sir Walter Scott, to be placed in the Museum of glesea, as Baron Paget ; Lord Grey, son to the Earl of the Society. Stamford and Warrington, as Baron Grey; and Lord

It is a singular fact, that the Board of Control, as at Stanley, son to the Earl of Derby, as Baron Stanley.

present constructed, contains five Scottish gentlemen

viz. Mr Charles Grant, the President; and Messrs. Ro. Taxes on KNOWLEDGE. - It is gratifying to us to be en-bert Gordon, Stewart Mackenzie, Robert Grant, and abled to state, that although it has not yet been positively Holt Mackenzie, Commissioners. Mr. C. Grant and determined what is to be done with the stamp and adver- Mr. S. Mackenzie are candidates for the representation tisement duties on newspapers, there is no reason to enter of Scotch Counties. Mr. Macaulay, the Secretary to the tain the slightest doubt that they will not either be re- Board, and the newly-elected M. P. for Leeds, gains an duced one-half, without the imposition of any additional increase of salary to the amount of 2.600 per annum, by tax, or wholly repealed, and a small direct tax imposed in his translation from a Commissionership of the Board to lieu of them.

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office of Secretary: Mr. Macaulay has received another mark of the high Thursday last was held at Inverness as a day of fast confidence reposed in him by his Majesty's Government and thanksgiving, in acknowledgment of the Divine mercy In consequence of the death of Mr. Hyde Villiers, Se- in the removal of cholera from the town, and for the comcretary of the Board of Control, Earl Grey has offered pletion of the harvest. Similar acknowledgments have that important post to Mr. Macaulay, by whom it has been made throughout the kingdom. been accepted.

OPENING OF FINDHORN SUSPENSION BRIDGE.-Friday A member of the Society of Friends, Mr Joseph Pease, last was an important day in the neat and flourishing little has been placed at the head of the poll, and returned for town of Forres. The beautiful suspension bridge erected the Southern Division of the county of Durham.

by Captain Brown, R. N., by general subscription of the

inhabitants of the place, was opened to the public by a IRELAND.

procession of the truslces and subscribers, in the presence

of about 2000 spectators. The Dublin Gazette of Saturday contains a proclama At a meeting of the subscribers to Lloyd's, held on tion declaring the western part of the county of Cork to Wednesday, the sum of L.105 was voted from their funds be in a state of disturbance, and requiring an extraordinary towards the subscription for the distressed widows and establishment of police.

children at Shetland, and £50 to the Arctic land expedition. The Bank of Ireland has declared a dividend of 4} ETRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE. It will be in the reper cent. for the last half-year.

collection of our readers tbat, in the course of last sumAccounts have been received in Cork, announcing the mer, a great many fishing boats in Shetland, with their murder of the Reverend Charles Fergusson, of Timo- crews, were supposed to have perished in a tremendous league. This gentleman, while proceeding in a gig, ac- gale." It would appear, however, that one of these boats companied by Mr. Swete, at an early hour this morning, had been picked up during the storm by a vessel on its on his way to Bandop, perceived a number of persons in way to America, and the whole boat's crew, except the a field, running as if towards the road; be quitted the skipper, who was crushed to pieces by the collision of the gig with the intention of seeking shelter in a neighbour- ship and boat, were hauled on board by fixing ropes round ing house, when he was pursued, overtaken, and murder-their waists. After being carried to America, they were ed on the spot. On Tuesday night, a man named Cowan, who acted as

brought to Liverpool, and from thence, to the astonish. bailiff on an estate in the neighbourhood of Stragowna, the George Canning, on the 13th ultimo. They were re

ment of their countrymen, they arrived at Lerwick by was fired at in his own house, and shot dead.

ceived as the dead alive again, with every demonstration Mr. Trant, a magistrate residing near Templemore, of joy and kindness. The return of this boat's crew has county of Tipperary, was, whilst walking through his raised hopes in the breasts of the widows and orphans of lawn on Thursday evening, fired at twice, and fortunately the other sufferers in regard to their supposed safety. missed. James Leddin, steward of Captain Garrett Hugh Fitz- tain Ross and his crew had been discovered. We are

Captain Ross.-A report was lately spread, that Capgerald, was murdered on the borders of Melon, near sorry to say that it is totally without foundation. A land Pallas Kenry, in this county, on Wednesday evening, expedition is now talked of. when on his return home from Limerick. The body,

The Committee of Management appointed at the lası disfigured with wounds, was found in a field off the road. general meeting, on the 12th of November, have caer

RISE IN THE PRICES OF PROVISIONS IN IRELAND.-A since been most actively engaged in making the necessary severely-contested election in Ireland is stated to have arrangements for carrying into effect, at the earliest pos.

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