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THE Hells.—The Morning Herald is making a dead set MR. JAMES BALLANTYNE.
at the hells; but we fear it will produce little effect, so long as We have to.day the melancholy duty of noticing the decease and others, wbrise duty it is to put them down.
•hese places are frequented by legislators, and police magistrates
We have four much esteemed friend, Mr. Janes Ballantyne of the heard it asserted, that ihe ruffian who keeps one of those dens l'eekly Journal. Mr. Ballantyne's health and minii sustained of theft-which he calls a club-boasts of having accumulared shock by the death of his amiable wife, of the fatal fever which more than L.100,000, and of having 10 Peers, 18 Members of isited this city in 1828, from which he never recovered. Fur Parliament, and 2 Police Magistrates, in his debt, to syy nothing he last six months, his health has been rapidly declining, and of those who are on his subscription-books. There is another 'ery precarious. His death, on Thursday last, after an access
fellow who kept a gaming-house near Pall-Alall, and who was
for some time in the service of the Castlereagh Administration of his malady, voiniting of blood, was however, rather unes as a spy, who has retired with a fortune of L 80 noo, and tected by his friends. Mr. Ballantyne was deservedly celebra- whose family all hold places under Government, which were td as an elegant and a correct printer ; which always pre-suppores procured for them by the noble frequenters of his den. Yet, he possession of considerable literary accomplishinent and culti- whilst these things are going on, notoriously and with impuation of mind. Among his fellow-citizens he was reckoned a informations against landlords for allowing men to play at cards
nity, informers are encouraged to visit public houses, and lay rst-rate critic of the Fine Arts ; and the Drama was long his for a piot of beer. This is civilized society with a vengeance ! eculiar province. His knowledge and conventional good taste Dukes and inarquises may beggar their offspring, or young arisiade him indeed, a ready judge of the shews and technicalities tocrats bring their friends to poverty and shame; but mechaf art, and so far he was a really admirable critic. The good does not the Legislature interfere ? say the public. Because
nics and labourers may not even play tor a pint of beer! Why nee and prudence of his character, his obligingness of disposi there are too many legislators who are members aod frequenters on, and exceeding suivity of manners, made Mr. Ballantyne of these hells. Why do not the police magistrat interpose general favourite, though his professional engagements prevent creatures of those by whom these hells are maintained.
their authority? Because the police inagistrates are the
So d him from being much seen in the society which now in him much for equal justice.—Merle's ll’eekly Register. iment an estimable and exemplary member. In mind, as in anners, Mr. Ballantyne belonged to a past age, when printers rere, by royal privilege, entitled to wear swords, and dress like
BIRTHS. ourtiers ; yet was he an honest, though a timid politician, and an At Mauldslie Castle, Lanarkshire, on the 24th December, Mrs. Arssentially liberal, though an ultra-cautious journalist. He might chibald Douglas of a daughter, who survived only one hour.
At 9, Abercromby Place, on the 30th ultimo, Mrs Greig of Eccles, of often have beld his opinions in abeyance, but never once violated a son. vis conscience by advocating principles be believed hurtful to
At 10, Brandon Street, on the 26th ultimo, Mrs Brodie, of a son.
At Portobello, on the 27th ultimo, Mrs Robert Haldane, froin Coociety, and to mankind. From his habits and tastes, and lumbía, of a daughter, he original constitution of his mind, he could not resist the Robert A. Wauch, of a son.
At Trinity, near Edinburgh, on Christmas Day, the Lady of Captain mposing array of a grand Conservative meeting, though On the 31 instant, Mrs Richardson, 119, George Street, of a daughxis heart might not approve its objects ; and this some.
At 2, Henderson Row, on the 4th instant, Mrs Henry Inglis of imex betrayed himn into apparent discrepancies as a jour. son. Helist. But forget it who may, we shall never forget the
On the 5th instant, at Barons House, Kinross-sbire, Mrs Lambe, of enerous kindling of his spirit at the time of the horrible Man.
At Inchinnan Manse, on the 5th instant, the Lady of the Reverend hester massacre, and the boldness of his strictures, when poli-Laurence Lockhart, of a daughter.
At Govan Manse, on the 7th instant, Mrs Leishman, of a son, ical boldness was a more perilous virtue than it has since be At Prospect Bank, Leith, on the 9th instant, Mrs Thomas Hay, of a Come. Mr. Ballantyne has left a family of amiable orphan daughter,
Ai Boghead, Linlithgowshire, on the 7th instant, Mrs Durham Weir, bildren, whose future prospects must be an object of tender of a son. nterest and anxiety to their friends. Peace be with the me
At Leven House, Renfrewshire, on the 7th instant, the Lady of
Lieutenant-Colonel William Fraser, of a son. mory of a man, honourable, honest, and estimable in every pri On the 20th ultimo, at a farm-house in Beckenham, Kent,"on the Vate relation, and useful and inoffensive in every public one.
Bromley Road, a poor woman named French (aged about 3) was safely delivered of iwo girls and a boy! The mother and her pro. geny are all alive, with every prospet of doing well.
At 2, Mansfield Place, on the 15th instant, Mrs Macdowall of a A great and general sensation was created in Glasgow on
At 50), Great King Street, on the 16th instant, Mrs John Spence of a Saturday, the 26th, by the sudden death last night of Dr. Dick, of the United Secession Church, Albion Street, and Professo At Honeyburn, Roxburghshire, on the 11th instant, Mrs Thomas of Divinity to that body. Fewo men were more generally re- Riddel, of a son. spected tban Dr. Dick, and his suddeo removal has left a blank
At Foveran Manse, on the 18th instant, Mrs Gordon of a son.
On the 18th instant, Mrs Macandrew, Dublu Street, of a daughter, in the prospects of the students who were under his care which still-born. it may be difficult to supply: The Rev. Dr. spoke at a public On the 19th instant, at 15, Abercromby, Mrs Anderson, of a son. meeting on Wednesday. - Glasgow Journal.
On the 20th instant, at 5, Brown Square, Mrs Lawson, of son.
At 33, Quality Street, Leith, Mrs Auderson, of a son. On the 1st olt., at a very advanced age, Elizabeth Chalmers. At Callendar, on the 15th instant, the Lady of Captain George
MÓDonald, of a daughter. Many of our readers at home and abroad, may not be able to recognize in the name of Elizabeth Chalmers, that of an old ac
MARRIAGES. quaintance whose existence will be called to their recollection, at once, when we give the appellation, more generally applied to Here, on the 3d instant, William Dick Macfarlane, Esq., of Dona. her, of “ Academie Leezie." For a long series of years she held yourd, Perthshire, Captain in the 924 Highlanders, to Charlotte, only the office of "sweeper of the rooms," in the Ayr Academy, daughter of Alexander Ogilvy, Esq., Honourable East India Company's though a good many years ago, enfeebled by age, she retired Here, on the 1st instant, Lieutenant James Kerr, R.N., to Helen, from that situation. - Ayr Paper.
eldest daughter of the late Adam Smith, Esq., of Stockbridge.
Here, on the 27th ultimo, of St. George's, Mr. Peter Howden, mer. chant, to Jessie, daughter of the late Charles Ritchie, Esq., Edinburgh.
Here, on the 27th ultimo, Robert Burness, Esq., writer Montrose, MISCELLANEOUS.
to Isabella, daughter of the late Mr Charles Burnet, farmer, Seton, East Lothian.
At 50, Claremont Street, Glasgow, on the 27th ultimo, Hugh Lang, WATER SPOUT.-On the 26th ult. a water spout was Esq., MD Jate of St. Croix, to Cleland, eldest daughter of the late seen over the Pentland Frith, about midway from Dunnet At Wintertield, on the sth instant, Patrick Dalmahoy, Esq., W.S., to Lighthouse. It appeared to be a column of water sixteen Anna Catharine, only daughter of Simon Sawers, Esq., 'late of his Me feet in diameter at the base, and thirty feet in height. It
jesty's civil service, Ceylon.
At Bannockburn House, on the 8th instant, Mr Hugh Moir, mer. got up with a sudden gust of wind, and disappeared gradu-chant, Musselburgh, to Harriet, youngest daughter of the late Captain ally in the space of five or six minutes.
John Graham, R.N.
At Hastings, on the 27th ultimo, Patrick Kilgour, Esq., "of Woodside, to Jane, only daughter of William Black, Esq., Aberdeen.
At Aberdeen, on the 31st ultimo, Coll. M.Dougall, Esq., of Ardin At 35, Royal Terrace on the 7th instant, aged 63 years, Thons caple, Argyllshire, to Miss Mary, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Dallas, Esq. William Douall, of Aberdeen.
Here, on the 15th instant, the Lady of Captain Felix Vaagen At Peterhead, on the 26th ultimo, Captain Alexander Thomas Reid, Smith, of a daughter. of the H.E.I.C.S., Bombay, to Catharine, second daughter of the late At Torwoodlee, on the 13th instant, Mrs George Pringle, fast Captain Daniel Gordon of the 7th royal veteran battalion.
At Dublin Strect, on the 13th instant, the Lady of Heary Gnie: Here, on the 22d instant, John Dick, Esq. Mid. Calder to Char. Bell, Esq., advocate, of a daughter. lotte, eldest daughter of the late Joseph Calder, Esg. of Burnhouse. At 15, George Street, on the 7th instant, Mrs Macgregor, of a čas
At Wester Pitscottie, on the 21st instant, James Kidd, Esq. Kinross, ter. to Margaret, eldest daughter of the late Robert Tod, Esq.
On the 13th instant, Mrs Patrick Robertson, of a son. Here, on the 15th instant, Robert M.Dermit Fergusshill, Esq. of At Shieldhill, on the 10th instant, Mrs Chancellor, of a daughter. Burnockston,
to Margaret, youngest daughter of the late Reverend At Canberwell Grove, London, on the 9th instant, Mrs Captus John Ramsay, minister of Kirkmichael.
Nairne, of a son.
At Walton, Cumberland, on the 10th instant, Captain Braia Body DEATHS.
son, R.N., to Isabella, youngest daughter of the late Jatm Jotona
Esq., of Walton House. At Mauldslie Castle, on the evening of the 24th December, Harriett, At the parish church of Eccles, on the 10th instant, Joha Ainue wife of Archibald Douglas, Esq , and daughter of Lieutenant General Esq, of Moxpopple, to Mary Susanna, eldest daughter of Jeta 11.27 Sir John Hay.
Baron, Esq., of Woolden Hall
, in the county of Lancasta. At Wheatfield, on the Ist instant, Mrs Janet Ewart Peat, wife of J. Here, on the 10th instant, Robert Aberdeen, Esg, surgeon, ta Jack C. Wilson, W.8.
bina, daughter of the late George Barclay, Esq., R. N. At Crummock, near Beith, on the 26th ultimo, Robert Montgomery At Glasgow, on the 15th instant, in St Mary's Chapel, Wiza Hu of Bogston, Esq., in the 90th year of his age.
sey, junior, Esq., to Margaret, youngest daughter of John Edsad Here, on the 28th ultimo, Mrs Isabella Gibson, relict of the late Wright, Esq., of Winchelsea Francis Ronaldson, Esq., surveyor-general, Post Offce.
At St Mary's Chapel, Glasgow, on the 14th instant, Mr W At 15, Inverleith Place, on the 27th ultimo, Mrs Rochied of Inver. Gluister, London, to Miss Mary M.Lucas, Inverness. leith.
At Glasgow, on the 14th instant, Mr James Robertson, to M At his house, 11, Keir Street, on the 27th ultimo, William Fowler, zabeth, only daughter of the late Mr John Grabam, mercha, a tobacconist, aged 43.
gow. At his house, 5, Holland Place, Glasgow, on the 20th ultimo, Alex Here, on the 9th instant, Lieutenant-General John Mackenzie ander Mein, Esq., accountant.
At Drummore, on the 5th instant, Mrs Aitchison of Drumme. Suddenly, at Compt Hall, Stirlingshire, on the 28th ultimo, Mary At Lauder, on the 23d ultimo, Miss Elizabeth Romades, dangtis Wilson, aged 20 years, daughter of the late Mr James Wilson, Ren the late Mr Robert Komanes, writer there. frew.
At Johnstonburn House, on the 2d instant, Miss Agne Brown, dasgh. At Cupar, on the 25th ultimo, Captain H. B. Wood, adjutant Fise ter of the late Thomas Broun, Esq., of Jobostonburn. militia,
At Hamilton, on the 6th instant, James Anderson, Es, a West At St Andrews, on the 19th ultimo, Helen, eldest daughter of the Colinton, M.D. late Henry Hope, Esq., of Millfield.
At Upper Dercluich, on the 4th instant, Elizabeth, relict of the lo At I, Pilrig Street, Leith Walk, on the 21th ultimo, Mr Thomas Major Alexander M.Donald of Dalchosnie, and daughter of the Morton, late shipbuilder in Leith, and inventor of the patent slip for Alexander Menzies, Esq., of Bolfrax. hauling ships out of the water, aged 51 years.
At London, Richard Ryland, Esq., aged 85 years, the oldest see At lö, Albany Street, North Leith, on the 22d ultimo, Mr Anthony ber of the Mark Lane Corn Exchange. Henry Gutzmer, civil engineer, aged 4+ years.
At 30, Stafford Street, on the lith instant, Mr Rizdel, stor of At Ardincaple Cottage, Dumbartonshire, on the 17th ultimo, Mrs the late Thomas Riddell, younger of Camieston, Esq. Gellie, relict of the late Captain Jervis Gellie, R.N.
At her house, 1, London Street, on the 6th instant, Mrs Bryce. At No. 7, Howard Place, on the 22d ultimo, Major Francis Knox, At Peebles, on the 10th instant, Mr Thomas Russell, in the lyek of the royal artillery,
of his age, deeply regretted At Invergarry, on the 20th ultimo, Catharine Anderson, relict of the At Morrisliill, near Beith, on the 3d instant, John Sheddes, E. late James Grierson, innkeeper.
of Morrisbill, in the 80th year of his age. Here, on the 28th ultimo, aged 31 years, Dr James Gregory.
at 114, Campbell Street, Blythswood Hill, Glasgos, on the i At Musselburgh, on the 27th ultimo, Robert, youngest son of Henry instant, Mr Archibald M.Brair. Sanderson, surgeon.
At 4, Adelphi Place, Glasgow, on the 14th instant, Mr. William At Haddington, on the 21st ultimo, Major-General Sir Robert Scot, Galbraith, wine merchant. K.C.B. of the Madras army.
At Greenlaw, Berwickshire, on the 13th instant, Margaret Hender. At 114, Princes' Street, on the 22d ultimo, Miss Elizabeth Grant, son, wise of Mr Thomas Purves, Greenlaw, youngest daughter of the late Dr Lewis Grant, Ardchattan.
Here, on the 15th instant, Mrs Isabella Robertson, pouse of the AC 41, Lothian Street, on the 23d ultimo, Mr James Swanston, mer. Honourable William Robertson, late one of the Senator of the Car chant, in the 24th year of his age.
lege of Justice. At Auchentorlie House, Dumbartonshire, on the 16th ultimo, Archi At Edinburgh Castle, on the 17th instant, Ensign Sürer, sai rep bald Buchanan, Esq., of Auchentorlie and Hillington.
ment. On the 27th ultimo, at his honse, Richmond Street, Glasgow, the At his house, 4, Melville Place, Mr Donald Mackenzie, aged >> Reverend William Shirreff,
years. At his house, Hamilton Place, London, on the 25th ultimo, the At his house, Burntsfield Links, on the 14th instant, Mr John Ketu, Marquis of Conyngham.
late perfumer in Edinburgh, in the seth year of his age. On the 23d ultimo, the Right Honourable Charles Henry, Earl Cado-. Ai 4, Buccleuch Place, on the 13th instant, Margaret, danguta gan, in his 8fth year.
of Mr James Romanes, aged 10 years. At Killiehassie, Perthshire, on the 6th instant, Robert, eldest survi. At London, on the 17th instant, after an illness of nine days, per ving son of William Newbigging, Esq., Fellow of the Royal College of duced by a severe cold, Charles Dibdin, Esq. for many years and Surgeons, Edinburgh.
and manager at several London theatres. On the 6th instant, Mrs Jane Mason, wife of Mr Mason of the On the ed instant, at Nice, of a bilious fever, after one forte Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, and sister to the celebrated late Mrs Sid. illness, Lord Robert Fitzgerald, only surviving son of James, first Date dons,
of Leinster, aged 68. At 4. Dundas Street, on the 2d instant, Mary Dunbar, eldest dangh. At her house, 5, Arniston Place, on the 13th instant, Mn Espber.. ter of the late Hugh Fraser, Esq., of Struy, in the county of Inver. Wilson, relict of the Reverend Dr William Gloag, one of the ness.
ters of Edinburgh, At 17, Great King Street, on the 3d instant, Elias Cathcart, second At Newbattle, on the 7th instant, Margaret, wife of Ensign Dress son of James Cathcart, Esq.
late 6th royal veteran battalion, aged 59. At 3, Albyn Place, on the 5th instant, Anne, youngest daughter of At Kintore, on the Uth instant, the Reverend John Shand, miru the late Charles Steuart, Esq., W.S.
ter of that parish, in the 79th year of his age and 5lth of his must At 1, Ainslie Place, Miss Emma Graham Williams, eldest daughter At Aberdeen, on the 13th Instant, Miss Margaret Masale, in the of the late Reverend Thomas Williams.
Year of her age. At 63, Frederick Street, on the 31st ultimo, Mr Robert Brown, senior, At Aberdeen, on the 9th instant, Anne Gordon, spouse of Mr Le architect.
Stewart, inerchant. At Kildalloig, Argyllsbire, on the 29th ultimo, Katherine, wife of At Banff, on the 16th instant, Mrs Donaldson of Kinairdy, in the Dugald Campbell, Esq., of Kildalloig.
85th year of her age. On the 3d instant, at Sudbrook Park, aged 18 years, the Honourable At Rathven Manse, on the 16th instant, in the 8th year el bar Georgiana Sarah Elizabeth Lambton, second daughter of Lord Dur. age, Mrs Jane Reid, wife of the Reverend James Gardiner. ham.
At Arbroath, on the IIth instant, Mr David Carey, aged 94. At her house, 37, York Place, on the 27th ultimo, Mrs Carfrae. On the 5th instant, at Mains or Farnel, Mr John Ruxtos, fare
At 14, Archibald Place, on the 29th ultimo, Mr William Glen, wine there. and spirit merchant.
At Muir of Rhynie, on the sth instant, Mr James Paterson, At Akyab, in Arracan, on the 4th August last, Lieutenant Alexander 64. Fraser Tyuer, eldest son of William Fraser Tytler of Burdsyards Esq. At Hastings, on the 18th instant, the Marchioness Dowaga of Los
At his house, 7, Clarence Street, on the Ist instant, Mr Samuel l'ond, donderry. late merchant, Edinburgh.
At Leintwerden, near Ludlow, on the 17th instant, aged 78, for At Elderslie House, on the 29th ultimo, Miss Dorothy Dundas Speirs, ral Sir Banastre Tarleton, Bart., G.C.B. lieutenant-colonel of daughter of the late Archibald Speirs, Esq., ot Elderslic.
dragoons, governor of Berwick, and for many years meinber for Let At Hamilton, on the 6th instant, Dr James Anderson, son of the late pool during seven sessions of Parliament. William Anderson, Esq., writer, Edinburgh. At Kilsyth Paper Works, on the 8th instant, James Watson, Esq. EDINBURGH: Printed by and for JORN JOHNSTONE, 19, st. dann
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power, as indissolubly connected with the peace, security,
and welfare of my dominions.” FEBRUARY, 1833, will remain a memorable month [His Majesty, it is said, delivered the last pas in the history of the British Parliament. Our sages with marked emphasis.] space is so limited, and the business has been so On the address being seconded, O'Connell various and important, that we come to it without rose, burning with indignation at that part of preface. On the 29th January the Parliament as. it which recommended the employment of force sembled, and Mr Hume proposed for Speaker Mr for putting down the grievances of his country. Littleton, a gentleman neither Whig nor Tory, He called it “a brutal and bloody address"-spoke but of the class formerly called independent coun- for a length of time with impassioned eloquence on try gentlemen. Lord Morpeth proposed the former the sufferings and wrongs of Ireland, and moved Tory Speaker, Mr Manners Sutton. The motion " that the House resolve itself into a Committee was seconded by Sir Francis Burdett, and carried on the address.” The motion was seconded by without a division,-all the Tory party supporting Mr. Cobbett. Mr. Stanley replied. We are in Mr Sutton. Thus closed Act First of the Re-debted to Buckingham's Parliamentary Review for formed Parliament, and his Majesty " warmly ap- this graphic sketch of the Irish Secretary :proved” the appointment. The Royal Speech was “ Mr. Stanley's exceedingly youthful appearance—that read by the King on the 5th February. It has of a boy of seventeen-an 1 his pale countenance, smooth been described as a speech that might have suited face, and light hair, produce a disadvantageous impresLord Castlereagh, in vagueness, in the finesse with sion on the mere spectator; but the hearer is soon con. which it gives the go-bye to West India Slavery vinced that he is a man of talent, possessed of keen percep
tions, capacity for close observation, excellent memory, and the distress of the country, and in the stern methodical arrangement, logical deduction, great command announcement of coercive measures for Ireland. of language, power of invective and sarcasm, and, indeed, The only good feature is the recognition of the all the clements of a finished orator and skilful debater. principle of Parliament having a right to reform But, with all these advantages, and they are both high and abuses in the Church. The address was moved by sion rather than veneration or regard. Not a benevolent
many) his address was calculated to awaken any impresLord Ormelie, who went far out of his way to at. sentiment escaped his lips--not an enlarged view was des tack O'Connell, and made a not very well-con-veloped by his statements—not a heart was moved to sidered speech ; and seconded by Mr. Marshall, quicker palpitation, nor an eye moistened with sympathy, the colleague of Mr. Macauley, in the representa- was a body without a soul-a marble statue, exact in all
by all the eloquence which he displayed. And why?-It tion of Leeds, and one of the enormous manufac- its proportions, but cold, inanimate, and uninspiring. He turers with which Great Britain is blessed. The spoke of Ireland as a possession of the crown for Ministers clause of the speech, relating to Ireland, was the to deal with as they saw fit. He regarded the miseries of bone of contention in the debate on the address. the people as of no account, provided their impatience under It runs thus:
those measures could be curbed, their cries stitled, and their
acts of insubordination put down. He would resist to “But it is my painful duty to observe, that the distur- the death' any attempt at separating the government of the bances in Ireland, to which had adverted at the close of two countries : and his whole langnage, tone, gesture, and the last Session, have greatly increased. The spirit of in- manner, wore an air of defiance, which was enough to subordination and violence has arisen to the most fearful kindle the indignation of every disinterested English heart, height-rendering life and property insecure-defying the and more than suficient to fill an Irish one with burning authority of the law, and threatening the most fatal conse- desire of justice and revenge. It was, indeed, a melancholy quences if not promptly and effectually repressed. I feel and almost revolting exhibition to witness, as proceeding confident that to your patriotism I shall not resort in vain from the ministerial benches ; where now sat, silently apfor assistance in these afflicting circumstances, and that you proving, the very individuals who, when they occupied the will be ready to adopt such measures of salutary precau- Opposition benches a few years ago,would have torn such tion, and intrust to me such additional powers as may be a speech to pieces, and denounced, with becoming indignafound necessary for controlling and punishing the disturb tion, this ever-recurring appeal to brute force, as a remedy ers of the public peace, and for preserving in safety the for wrongs that this very application of force has been so Legislative Union between the two countries, which, with
instrumental in creating.” yonr support, and under the blessing of Divine Providence, Colonel Davis protested agatnst the measure i am determined to maintain, by all the means in my proposed for Ireland. Mr. Roebuck made an elo
quent speech to the same purport; and after several that they are not the turbulent, unreasonable, es. other members had spoken, the debate was adjourned. | acting persons which they are represented to be, Next day, Mr. E. L. Bulwer eloquently opposed cordially approved the measure. the coercion of Ireland, and Mr. Tennyson moved an
Mr. Hume's MOTION ON NAVAL AND MILITARI amendment on the address. ' By a pre-concerted SISECURES AND PExsions.—On the 14th, Mr. Hun plan, as it seemed, Ministers and their supporters made the most important motion yet made as a wished to withdraw attention from the simple test of the sincerity of the present Government. question of suspending the constitution in Ireland,
He said, and placing that country under martial law, and to raise the bug-bear of repeal to scare the English
“ He was induced to bring fortfard his motion, withoti and Scottish members, and alarm the nation as to waiting for the Estimates for the year, becanse the sinectura
appointment of the Governorship of Berwick had been f.. the ultimate views of the Repealers. O'Connell led up since the meeting of Parliament. The Governorst in and Grattan, and other Irish members, spoke of of Londonderry had been filled up during the past year. A wrongs, and grievances, bad laws, and the intoler- Lieutenant-Governor of the Tower had also been appoint) able burden of an alien church ; and the ministerial since the last session, [one of the Fitzclarences. ]
“ Now, such appointments must be prerented, if that speakers, like the cunning deaf man in the story, reduction of expenditure which the country required was still replied by excellent arguments against a Re.. to take place. What was the state of the finavees of the peal of the Union. This was their line of policy, country? On the 5th of July last, there was a baland af and for this they had studied ; nor could the Irish L.1,240,000 of expenditure beyond the receipts. That members keep them to the text. Mr. Macauley fact, in the eighteenth year of peace, was one which we'd was determined to make his speech, and he made it saying, did not show a good state of finances.
make everybody-every man of sense-agree with hip is
Acarli well, and again the House adjourned, having heard to the statement which Lord Althorp made at the end! Mr. Shiel, (who most appositely quoted Mr. Charles the last session of Parliament, he anticipated that in the Grey against Lord Grey, speech against speech,) year ending on the 5th of April next, there would be a and Mr. Charles Grant. The third day's debate surplus of L.773,000. He hoped that Lord Althorp'š was opened by Mr. Hume, who spoke admirably, that they would. However, supposing that they were then
ticipations would prove correct, but no one could be sure well on the state of Ireland, and in support of deducting that surplus from the deficiency of last year, it Mr. Tennyson's amendment. Several leading Whigs would leave a deficiency on the two years' accounts af only spoke in support of the demand for powers to coerce 1.476,000; so that the people might see that, if wet Ireland, and suspend law, demanded by Ministers ; taxes in order to meet that deficiency. What, then, sagit
wished to avoid an increase of loans, they must have xy Lord Ebrington strongly ; Mr. Fergusson, member the House to do? They must look on every side, for the for Kirkaldy, with many deprecations of the cruel purpose of discovering the means of reducing the expendi. necessity. Sir Robert Peel made a speech, which ture, in order that they might avoid both new loses and threw the Whigs into å rapture of admiration. new taxes. Much good may their new ally do them! This those of the two Universities
, ivhich he knew were casserv
« Almost every numerous constiturney in England (except most interesting debate lasted four days, when, on ative) had called londly for economy! a division, 40 supported Mr. O'Connell's motion,
Mr. Hume supported his motion by an array of 428 against it ; for Mr. Tennyson's 60, and a majority for Ministers of 333. In the course of de- facts and arguments, which must have been irres bate, Cobbett, in his own way, keel-hauled Mr. istible to men not pre-determined to support the
most flagrant abuses. On this subject, the warm Macauley. Shiel made his best points by commending to the Whiy speakers their own former feelings of indignant honesty made dir. Hume even sentiments and speeches on Ireland. Random
eloquent: questions, put by different members, elicited the “ He feared that sinecure appointments yere sometimes following facts; on which the nation may ruminate given to unworthy menat leisure.x, 1. That Ministers have no present in in the room of General Loftus? Undoubtedly some officer
“ Who was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the Tower tention of making any change in the Corn Laws ; of long standing, who had done great service to his cous. they had many things of more importance to try!--It was the Earl of Munste in Good God! Cou'd attend to. 2. That the Taxes on Knowledge are any thing be adduced to prove that such a plan shrald be not to lie abolished at present. Indeed the Globe, Castle, which he understood was an honorary situatie;
pursned? That nobleman was now Governor of Windsor the chief Ministerial Organ, has since said, cheap and he had no objection to see honours scattered far and knowledge could not fail to cause a revolution ! wide, or to see men serve as amateurs. (Laughter.) But and Lord Althorp has explicitly said, he will that nobleman was succeeded in the Lieutenancy of the introduce no change at this time. 3d, That it was by the public papers,—which he hoped, in this instance, din!
Tower by his brother, Lord Fitzclarence, as he understood certainly intended to fill up the sinecure office of not speak the truth; for what services had he done, or what Governor of Berwick ! by way, we presume, of reason could be brought forward, on the part of the Governcommencing the retrenchment system. Irish affairs ment, for placing him in that situation? Who was this occupied another day; and, on the 12th, Lord Lieutenant of the Tower ? He entered the Coldstream Altiorp brought in the Reform Bill for the Guards on the 12th of May 1814, so that he could not have Irish Church, which we have noticed in the sec- begged pardon-- he had forgotten Waterloo : but he would
seen a shot fired.-(Laughter, and cries of “ No.") lle tion Clerical Intelligence. The Irish Members, ask the honourable member who cheered, was Lord Fitz. anxious to demonstrate to the people of Britain, clarence there ?-(Hear.) If put in comparison with matiy and to the independent Members of Parliament, officers whose merits woul! entitle them to rewards which
they did not receive, the result would be that he must sink.
“ He instanced the Governorship of Berwick as a perfect| The division shewed for the motion 138. Against it sinecure ; there was no cannon there—it had all been re- 234. Ministerial majority 94. (Of this 138, 90 moved to Edinburgh; there was no duty to perform. Black
were English Members, 40 Irish, and 8 Scotch.) ness, Carlisle, Chester, the Leeward Isles, St. Kitt's, Mont
Next general election in Scotland will, we propheserrat, and other places, all had Governors, or LieutenantGovernors, who were non-residents.”
cy, return a larger minority on a question for the Colonel Davies supported Mr Hume's resolu. abolition of sinecures. The names of the Scottish tions, so did Mr Cobbett, Mr Roebuck, and several minority are, Oswald, Glasgow; Kinloch, Dundee ; other independent members. In the course of the Wallace, Greenock ; Gillon, Lanark; Oliphant, debate, Lord George Lennox said,
Perth; Dunlop, Kilmarnock ; Osuulil, Ayr; ana
Wemyss, Fifeshire. The Skulkers are not yet pre“His relative, the Duke of Gordon, was Colonel of the 1st Royals, a regiment which had been in India for twenty- cisely ascertained. It was at first said, that Lord four years. It was a sinecure uudoubtedly. (Loud cheer- Dalmeny had voted in the minority; but this was ing from the Opposition.)
too much to expect of the youngling who had so “ Mr. Hume. It is not a sinecure.
recently taken bis flight from under the fostering “ Lord G. Lennox. The momber for Middlesex said it wing of so staunch an old brood hen for Scottish was not a sinecure, while the member for Dublin scemed, hy his cheering, to have a different opiniou of the subject. He Whiylings. The 133, and more than this, the would leave them to settle the matter betwe:n them; but Skulkers, alarmed the Ministry not a little. This, he was ready to admit that, in his opinion, the situation and the indignation and te ror of the country at was a sinecure. Still he doubted the policy of abolishing hearing of law suspended in Ireland, and martial such sinecures. If they did a svay with these places, in what law proclaimed as the first act of a free Parliasituation would they place the officers of the Army? Let them recollect, thai a Major-General, after having risked ment, makes them think. They perceive that their his life and spilled his blood for thirty or forty years in the Irish Bill cannot pass the Commons unmodified ; service of his country, had not more than 175. a-day. and they get pettish, and, in the language of the
“He would not deprive his Majesty of the power of re- servants’ hall, on every trifling umbrage, threater. warding such ill-paid and meritorious men. “Mr O'Connell said, it appeared to liim that there was no
to give warning,--they, forsooth, will not serve sinecure more deserving of the notice of the House of Com- longer an ungrateful, ignorant people, who refuse mons than the one which had been mentioned by Lord to place implicit confidence in their wisdom and George Lennox.
sincerity! “Here was a noble duke, possessing large estates and a vast UNEQUAL TAXATION.-It was an antiquated pracincome, who received a great portion of the public money tice of the House of Commons, that redress of for which he rendered no service. That was a state of things which could not be continued.”
grievances should always precede the grant of Ministers and the Whig Members defended supplies to the Crown. Acting on this obsolete abuses against which their professions and speeches entered into a long detail respecting the unequal
constitutional maxim, Mr. Colbett, on the 18th, have been devotedfor fifty years, in a very lame manner. Among other things said by the famous pressure of the Stamp Duties upon the poor, as old Whig Burdett, who seems strangely left to him compared with the more wealthy classes in this self, poor man, was the following:
country. Lord Althorp admitted that Mr. Cob.
bett's statements were correct; but seemed to “ The holders of these appointments, the continuance of think that he had made a good defence of the prewhich was attacked, were not sinecurists, but emeriti. Cal, sent Stamp Duties, when he assured the House, have accrued if the salaries and pensions of certain Speak- that the same principle of taxing the poor, out of ers and others had never been granted. We were told that all proportion more heavily than the rich, pervaded if the money laid out in the payment of these pensions had our whole system of taxation !!! been put out at compound interest, it would have amounted to enough to pay off half the National Debt.
“ Cobbett's,” says the Spectator, * was a good “ These were the sort of preposterously theoretical argu
speech, and answered its purpose with such an
• In the same excellent print we have this account of had nothing whatever' to do with the question. Appeals to the member for Oldham's first appearance the House :figures were akrays thisleading, and never more than in this Ou entering the House, and turning our eyes to the instance." But even if they were not misleading, he could Treasury Benclı
, the first person we saw, in the place of conscientiously vote on this occasion against the motiou ; the black-whiskered, bluft, yeoman-like Lord Althorp, was because he was satisfied, that the question was of compara- the white-headed veteran of the radicals, Mr. Cobuelt; who tively little importance; not of sufficient importance to had taken his scat above the Minister, and thus as it were justify them in impeding the proceedings of Ministers, who installed himself as Leader of the Reformed House of Comwere detained from much more important public business
In the course of the evening he made a striking by such debates. The Colonelcy of the Duke of Gordon speech. There was a mixture of modesty and self-possese was no sinecure :" And so much for “ Westminster's Glo-sion in his manner, which told weil; his elocution was
calm, correct, and persuasive. He appeared to speak as Sir Ronald Fergusson was not quite so rampant.
one having authority,-- but an authority which was derived “ He would vote for Mr. Hume’s motion, if it solely from the people, whose peculiar organ in the House
he wished to be considered. He gave those who heard him could be shewn him that any one of those offices was
the impression that he was saying things which had never a complete sinecure.” But this, we presume, could before been uttered there, bui often ought to have been. not be shewn the gallant Baronet, as he voted He seemed constantly to keep in view what the opinions of against the motion. Many honest Members did, his constituents were likely to be touching the matter in however, vote in support of it, and a good many they were the people's representatives, and only of conse
question, and wished to reinind his brother members that more, honest in a sort, or timid knaves, skulked. I quence as the organ of their will.”