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acquit themselves of the villany of their parts. If could we cite; without making our journal a mere it were in the nature of things that the men who register of the misdeeds of the Irish Courts. The act in fields of strife, could be as ruthless as those sword of justice has been in Ireland, but never who plan in council chambers, humanity would have the people had the handle of it; they have have far sharper struggles than are in store for it. experience of nothing but the sweep of its blade; Tyranny has no hesitations, no scruples in theory, and when they have endeavoured to wield it for but it falters and breaks down in the practical redress, the edge has been drawn throngh their part. A Stanley in meditation would no more be hands. Mr, Stanley declares it is the purpose a Stanley in action, than a Stanley ordering his his colleagues to make law respected and Gorendinner would be capable of killing a sheep. ment feared, before it is beloved in Ireland; and
Napoleon observed, that in war, the moral force that Parliament is bound to invest Gorernment is as two in three to the physical ; and in civil war, with those means of coercion which are absolutely greater. The moral force is, however, precisely - Vain, foolish, wilful man ! this is a dogma of that which our Ministers leave out of their calcu. sheer tyranny. The fear of law and Governlations. They have no notion of any other forces ment is the hate of law and Government, unalter. than those which Lord Hill commands. The sa-able while the fear exists. There is no fear of a vage, reasoning like Mr. Stanley, when he misses protective and beneficent power, except in the his mark, says,
“the more powder, the more kill,” conscious criminals, whose conversion to love of he quadruples the charge, and he bursts the gun. the justice menacing their guilt can never be So it will be with the Secretary, and all prudent looked for. Gesler was a Stanley when he stuck men will stand clear of him. He is going to show his hat on a pole, and commanded that the Swiss the futility of force in its uttermost application ; should bow down to it. He designed making the and this fine example is to be made, forsooth, for law respected and Government feared, by comthe better subordination of a people. The King, pelling obedience to a tyrannical law hated by the in a speech which has occasioned more dissatisfac- people. There is no such thing as the conquest of tion and alarm than any since the days of the opinions; and are the destinies of millions conStuarts, is made to ask for additional powers to mitted to the popinjay who imagines so rain a control and punish in Ireland. The great cause of thing? He may bring about the shooting of the discontent is admitted in the recommended reform bodies of the Irish, but will this incline their hearts of the Church; but he wishes " to control and to the laws? he may take away all show, all sgtis, punish” the symptoms of the confessed vice, the all forms of justice: and will they learn to value results of long abuse, long and insolent denial of the negation, will they worship the vacant niche.its existence, and refusal of redress. To this late Examiner. day the admission of the great grievance has been OPINIONS OF THE PROVINCIAL JOURdeferred, and it comes forth with breathings of NALS ON THE IRISH COERCIVE BILL. vengeance; but is there justice “ to control and
THE EDINBURGH PAPERS. punish," where there was not justice sooner to Sorry are we to find the liberal portion of the redress? Has the Government of England been as Edinburgh Press, (save the Chronicle) not silent long patient of disturbance, as of the imposition merely, but zealously advocating the odious Irish of the sinecure church ? No; it is said the extra- Bill, and sneering at “shallow, ignorant, factions ordinary prevalence of outrage is new, but the grumblers," who cry out against sinecures and pedgrievance of the church is old ; to punish men no sions. The Mercury is but too apt to be turned time is to be lost, no means withheld ; the correc- about by winds (side winds) of doctrine ; but it tion of institutions whose vices depraved men, is does grieve and amaze us to find the Scotsmar, a reluctant act of the last necessity. But injustice (in its palmy days the people's advocate,) keeping for its dignity—for injustice has a dignity as well a steadier eye Whig-ward, than to constitutional as royalty, and maintained, too, at cost-requires principle, and entirely losing siht of the duty of some object whereupon it may show its power while an independent journal. The Tunes itself denoun. making a concession. Thus, when the Catholic ces one bad provision of the Irish Coercion Bill. Relief was granted, the suppression of the Associa- The Scotsman conceives military tribunals such tion which had effected' it, was made a preliminary more handy and clever for Ireland at present, condition.
than the established constitutional courts, or than It is said that justice cannot be enforced in Ire. trials by special commission, and so it seems does land, it is therefore designed to take away justice ; his Majesty's Government : British public spirit the law is not respected, and, to improve the case, detests them; and the Times, foreseeing how things law is to be suspended! Such would seem to be must go, accordingly denounces martial law with the plan of our sages. The truth is, that the Irish all the impetuous energy by which its heartiest artihave never been made to know justice except in cles are characterized. Recomending a tribunal its visitations. To tedium have we persevered in of men of some knowledge, and some temper, sent laying before our readers flagrant instances of the by special commission, it says:partial administration of the laws in Ireland, but not one hundredth part of the cases which have nal, such as that just mentioned, for the fearful one of boy
“ We are well persuaded that the substitution of a tribbon fallen under our observation have we cited, or soldiers,-against which latter, not merely the discriminate
ing sense, but the prejudices, passions, and habits of a free to obey the law !—the man, whom years of misery and de people, revolt, as did the Roman spirit against the name of gradation have driven to despair, rebels in a voice of out** King,"-we are, we say, convinced that a permanent Spe- breaking indignation he demands justice-he is put offcial Commission of three judges, with, or even without a told that he must be bound hand and foot first, and then Special Sury, and moveable, at a day's notice, from place to his oppressor will take his demand into consideration! Fiel place, would be an expedient more befitting the dignity of Fie ! public justice,-more awe-inspiring to wrong-doers—more
(From the Carlisle Journal.) effective as a test of crime,-more favourable to the reputa. The Government plan for coercing Ireland has been intion of the Government that is to say, at once formidable troduced into the House of Lords, and we can haye little,
and less unpopular—than any other that could be proposed hesitation in pronouncing it “ bloody and brutal.” It is a 1.* for the existing emergency in Ireland. If Government, more. Bill for suspending all law in Ireland, except the law of the 13. over, were at a loss for authentic and valuable information sword; and the speed with which it is progressing through
from the seats of disorder, from what source so pure, or the House of Lords, as compared with the progress of the through what channels so undisturbed and certain, could in- Reform Bill, is tolerably indicative of the temper and feel.
telligence be communicated as those vigilant, learned, acute, ings of their Lordships. This is the only business worth i and experienced persons-familiar with the state of the noting in the Peers. ' In the Commons there has been an !! country, and with the characters of men,-skilful to sift the awkward indication on the score of economy. A motion,
truth, and to appreciate its value when discovered,-men moved by Mr. Hume, that sinecure places in the army and whom there is no prize to tempt beyond the love of justice, navy are unnecessary, was opposed by Ministers, and reand whom assassins and incendiaries have never yet dared to jected by the House ! This looks ill. threaten? For our parts, we cannot believe that when his
(From the Cornwall Royal Gazette of Feb. 23.) Majesty's Ministers shall have well considered this question,
It must be admitted that nothing but a case of treme they will continne to prefer a bastard and inefficient mar. tial law for the trial of non-military offences, to hundreds by Government for restoring tranquillity to the disturbed
necessity could justify the severity of the measures proposed of forms and modifications of which our constitutional districts of Ireland, but whoever has marked the fearful tribunals are so susceptible, and which may be so easily, progress of crime in that country for the last 12 months and with such pacifying effect on the public mind, had re
must readily allow that it affords an ample justification to course to on the present emergency. The other features of those rigid enactments. Every civil Government is bound the Bill, though we like not some few of them, might be
to preserve, at all hazards, the lives and property of its suballowed to pass ; but, in the name of God, let us not copy, jects. But will the measures of Government, vigorous as until the last extremity, the most disgusting of all the ty. they are, prevent the perpetration of crime? We fear the rannical manæuvres of Bonaparte, the infamous “ Military answer is too obvions—that they will not. To some extent, Commissions," and under a Whig aud a reforming Govern
we have no doubt, they will be efficacions ; but by no means ment!
to the total prevention of the atrocities against which they (From the Glasgow Free Press.)
are directed. They will, undoubtedly, assert the supremacy Let no one be deceived by the present cry about Irish of the law as the avenger of evil, but will not extirpate the outrage. Ireland was in a ten times more convulsed state evil itself. Coercive measures do not reach the springs of a twelvemonth ago, than she is at this moment, and yet action. They attack abuses which lie on the surface of there was no cry for “ additional powers" then. No! It society, but cannot check the workings of its under-currents ; is only when the people are in a position to force Ministers they may subdue the evil, but can accomplish no positive upon courses of extensive practical reform in our domestic good. We hope, therefore, that remedial means, framed in affaits, that this story of Irish insurrection is vamped up; the most comprehensive spirit of philanthropy, will speedily to divert public attention to a different object, and afford a
follow the adoption of the harsher mode ; and that the re. pretext for perpetuating every oppression and abuse.
sentments which may be called up by the measures now (From the Inverness Courier.) All the other proceedings of Parliament, during ings resulting from more generous legislation, and an im
under our notice may be permanently allayed by the bless. the week, sink into insignificance, when compared proved condition of society. with the exposé made by Lord Grey on Friday evening, relative to the disturbed state of Ireland. The Govern
( From the Liverpool Mercury.) ment measure (which was read a first time nem. con.,
The Ministers, in seeking for increased powers, have disand was to be read a second time on Monday) is one pensed with the usual preliminary of a previous inquiry of terrible coercion--a total suspension of the fundamental into the existence of the evils for the prevention or cure of laws of the Constitution. May it not be apprehended, that which the constitution is to be temporarily suspended. Un. the very extremity to which the measure goes--particularly less, however, they succeed in proving, to the satisfaction of as Ireland is not in open rebellion-will exasperate and Parliament, that the measure they propose is absolutely in. not allay ; and, instead of eradicating, strike deeper the root dispensable, and that the notoriety of the frightful state of of disaffection? Additional strength might be added t, Ireland is sufficient to supersede the necessity of any formal the magisterial, constabulary, and military force in Ireland, | inquiry, which would be attended with considerable delay ; and a few demagogues might be put down, without sus unless they can establish this fact, we hope and believe that pending the Constitution, and placing whole districts under
a Reformed House of Commons will not grant them the the bau of martial-law and despotic power. At all events, extraordinary powers which they declare to be necessary as we deeply regret that Lord Althorp's Bill, and the other a preliminary to the pacification of Ireland. remedial mesures proposed for Ireland, should not have
(From the Bolton Chronicle. ) had time to manifest their eff:cts, before the last resource When the Ministry themselves acknowledge that it is was adopted.
unconstitutional, and only justified by the strong necessity
of the case, the people may rest assured there is little in it (From the Hereford Times.)
at all conservative of the principles of liberty. Earl Grey, The Irish nation have defied the laws, or, rather, have in his speech, has given the ministerial justification for rerendered them nugatory. The sanction of those laws must sorting to this severe measure; and, certainly, if the lawless be enforced ; and, therefore, the Prime Minister of Great state in which his description depicts the peasantry of IreBritain is about to place Ireland out of the pale of the Con- land, is not the effect of long-practised injustice, but exists stitution to suspend the civil, and to subject her to the in defiance of equitable legislation, then it will be obvious military law. This is a fearful and turrible alternative! that the powers of the law umst be strengthened. We are Should not full and ample redress have preceded this awful not, however, satisfied with the ground-work of Lord Grey's step? or, at all events, should not redress and the power of plan. We do not acknowledge that the catalogue of crime punishing the infringer of the law have been collateral he has arrayed before the Parliament are the effect of gra. measures ? But the Irish people must be instantly forced tuitous lawlessness. That life and property have become
insecure, and that the law is insufficient to afford them
(From the Bath Journal.) adequate protection, is too palpably true to be denied. But We have one question to decide. Are the people in by: will the mere strengthening the laws effect any alteration land naturally turbulent--factious without a caus! in the state of the country? Will it tranquillize and ren- is the disturbance the effect of Political grievances, a... der property and life more secure? These are serious in- which they justly complain? If the former, then i quries; and we think that Parliament ought to pause be vernment justified in repressing the insurrection by ft. fore sanctioning so gross a constitutional breach as is con arms; but if the latter, then they have only to ren templated by the proposed enactment, and inquire whether tbe grievance. To repress the opposition of the pas the detailed outrages are the effect of the penal code being without this, destroys the slightest shade of different , too mild; and whether the assimilating that penal code to twixt the English Government and pure despotism.. the complexion of the laws of Draco-to write it in blood But Earl Grey says his measure is to protect the par is the proper method for repressing them.
able against lawless ruffians. Who are the lawless ratu The Irish members deny the truth of the statements made Are they the majority of the people of Ireland? He is by Earl Grey, namely, “That it is impossible to adminis- find the majority of Ireland against his measure. ter the law as it stands." They declare that, on the con Earl Grey expresses a wish to remove the prezent , trary, there has been no difficulty experienced in procuring vances of Ireland, which cannot be done until the city the attendance of Jurymen or witnesses, and that, in nearly be restored to tranquillity! And during the tranquilre all cases of Government prosecutions, convictions were ob- an English encampment, when the press is under for tained. This is a statement easy of proof; and, unless it is and the people tongue-tied, 'we' suppose he will be elit proved by inquiry, that justice cannot be administered in to ascertain the causes of the grievances, and remove this Ireland, we cannot conceive how the reformed House of The Tories, by the Act of Emancipation, evinced far se Commons can possibly think of intrusting to any govern- wisdom. Right the Government, Earl Grey, first, and 1 : ment, however liberal, such powers as are now sought by set about righting the people. This is conformable to this Lord Grey's Government. Under all circumstances, in- laws of order. But to repress outeries against dos quiry ought to precede coercion ; and we trust the proposed wrongs, under the pretext of suppressing the incendanmeasure will never pass the House of Commons, unless the of that portion of the community who take advanics : necessity is made more apparent than by the dictum of the such a crisis to perpetrate their diabolical intentions, so Ministry.
out first of all removing such wrongs, is equal to aby it (From the Hull Rockingham.)
potism on record.
There is a limit to human endurance ; if that be met Lord Grey's bill has been the source of great pain to us, reached in Ireland already, it most assuredly will be, if a bene from which our only relief thus far has been the hope, that | intended measure of Government be persevered in. (de its provisions will not require to be put into execution. a Tory administration, the people of Ireland have safe We have given, in auother place, as copious an abstract of oppression on oppression, and wrong on wrong. Let Eze: his reasons for thinking measures so harsh, and, as he justly lishmen not say they have impatiently suffered then says, unconstitutional, necessary. Most assuredly, the state Heaven grant they may never experience the like. Let us of things in Ireland is dreadful, and must by some means hope that a British House of Commons will prevent Wri; be rectified. Looking at the class of persons principally inconsistency, tie disgrace of that climax of misrule, who engaged in the violation of law, and the wanton destruction may plunge the country into rebellion. of life and property, we fear that only severity will be ef
(From the Monmouth Merlin. ) ficient. Mr. O'Connell himself must think so, inasmuch The enactments (of the Irish Coercive Bill) are in the as he has found that his advice has not been attended to same spirit of restrietive force, the same relentless eade of The visturbances and outrages on record assume in our organized oppression. We have read them with felbise eyes an aspect in no respect religious or political. The which, we think, actuate all friends of the protection of parties thus far implicated appear to have no definite object human life, of social happiness, and civil liberty. An ea! but the gratification of revenge, excited by the conduct of confidence in the integrity of Ministers, and the titherts innocent individuals, who have not acted as they thought proud and honourable consistency of the venerable Chieti proper to dictate. " Some of them are ignorant in the ex the Government, mitigate not the animosity with which ** treme-others most profligate in their morals. By daily regard this Russian power which is about to be gira ts and nightly associating with each other, and pursuing their the executive, calculated as it is to Polandise Ireland career with comparative impunity, they are mutually Lord Grey gave the House no documentary evidente: encouraged to pursue their course, To the everlasting dis merely spoke from what had been transmitted to him ; er grace of all past rulers in Ireland, they are uninstructed when we consider the unblushing fallacies which gain daily and devoid of moral principle, no more hesitating to destroy admittance into the columns of the intolerant press, when life, or set fire to houses, than to eat their daily meals. we consider the atrocious falsehoods which are continually The question with us is, can persons of this description be propagated against the Irish people, we ran easily capper, restrained by any thing but main force; and, having com that corrupt and interested persons that moral incenda mitted the crimes they have done, ought they to be left un- ries, may have too successfully playbal-their recreant puerta punished ? Few peisons will be disposed to say Yes to | in inducing the Premier to adopt measures from which either part of the query. Then, had Lord Grey any alter- there might be ample scope for the estercise of their vindica native, but to ask for extra power. It is quite clear, that tive passions. there is no chance for the regular and due enforcement of Those who are acquainted with the page of Irish histus, the law. Offenders cannot be brought to justice by it. A are aware, how oft petty tyrants have brought on a satt vigour beyond the law must therefore be exercised. Some of things, wherein they have with inhumanity revelled in thing must be done to prove that the law shall be obeyed. plunder, confiscation, and murder. That something proposed by his Majesty is-Ist, The re Lord Brougham supported the Premier: and his priu vival of the Proclamation or Insurrection Act, as it is cipal ground of support, was his confidence in the noble called ; that is, the power of suspending the ordinary law man, to whom those mighty powers are to be intrusted: in the disturbed districts. 20, The introduction and orga but surely this argument is unworthy the master-mind of nization of courts-martial, to supercede the ordinary the Chancellor. To what does it amount ? Despotien tribunals of justice, and to try offenders in the proclaimed may be tolerated, nay supported, because the despot bap counties. 3d, The limited suspension of the Habeas Corpus pens to be humane-more of a Titus than a Caligula wa Act; that is, the application of it to such persons as are de- Nicholas ; but, supposing Lord Angleses to be all his pape tained in custody, under the Insurrection Act. And, 4th, gyrists declare, has he the eyes of an Argus--the bands of a The authority of the lord-lieutenant to suppress all meet Briareus 7-has he the powers of ubiqnity ?-ean he wateh ings, deemed by him to be dangerous to the public safety, the arts--can he arrest the arm of every minion of the las, ant inconsistent with the administration of law,- We who, clothed with a "little brief anthority," may trample shudder at the recital.
on the poor man's neck, and scoff at his groztrs.
they have given their country such provocation—we grieve SCHOOL MASTER OFFICE, because we have earnestly, fervently, supported themi,—let Friday Evening.
them, then, resign. Their country depends not on them. Måtters are hastening to a crisis with Earl Grey's Go. England is rich in intelligence and public virtue. Whoever rnment. We trust this crisis may issue in strengthening lightened, must play an enlightened part. He must rule for
takes the high office in these days, if he be not himself end purifying it, by the absence of the obnoxious Stanley, the nation, and according to the nation. d the respectable, but most inefficient Lord Althorp. The
(From the Ilorning Chronicle.) ondon papers of Wednesday hang out National Colours. A question was last night pnt by Colonel Tyrell to Mr ney have struck the Ministerial or Whig Flag. The Stanley, on the subject of Poor Laurs for Freland. The rurier is yet louder than the Times, whose thunder we
right honourable gentleman, after a good deal of prefacing,
answered, “ That his Majesty's Government were not at this ho below. By to-morrow, we expect to see some of the
moment prepared to bring in a measure for giving Poor otch journals discovering that the measure of coercing Laws to Ireland." It is time they were prepared. Mr eland, and setting off a most unconstitutional stretch of O'Connell protested against his being declared not favourwer by a mockery of Church Reform, is not quite so de- able to Poor Laws. He would consent that measures of
relief should be passed for the sick, for the lame, for the rving of laudation as they at first imagined.
wounded, for the insane, but not for th use who were idle ; (From the Times.)
and he would consent to the application of the revenues of Mr O'Connell reproached Mr Stanley with a design to know what subject Ministers deem of more importance to
the ten cashiered Bishops to the poor. We should like to lster up, through this bill, the continuance of the tithe wards the tranquillization of Ireland than a Poor Law. stem in Ireland. Mr Macdonnell“ pronounces broadly All the measures they propose are mere trifles when 'com. at this embryo“Church Reform tras a complete mockery." pared with it. But the Protestant land holders, while they ow, having already warned Mr Stanley against the mad. have no doubt as to keeping up a rich Protestant Church, oss of making his coercive bill an auxiliary to the restora
have doubts as to keeping the poor from starving: on (for it is at present dead and gone) of the tithe system, DESTRUCTION OF HUMAN LIFE BY CHOLERA.- The
do we adjure Ministers, one and all, not to sanction ir disease called spasmodic cholera, appears to have been lacdonnell's sarcasm, that their church reform is a
unkown previous to 1817, when it appeared 'in' India.
Since that time, till near the end of 1832—a period of mockery." The country will not endure on such a sub- about fifteen years there have been, throughout the world, ct to be mocked. If the church reform-the foremost of as near as can be estimated, one hundred millions of he conciliatory measures, because first dragged by circum
Of these, fully one half, at the very least, must tances into action—be not a grave, a solid, and an abun- have died; which gives a mortality, from this single disant measure, one which may afford an earnest of the zeal three millions, three hundred and thirty-three thousand
ease, of fifty millions in the above period, or upwards of nd probity of Ministers in all that concerns reform of every annually. In India, alone, the mortality has exceeded ther kind, we do not scruple to tell them that their “ Sup- eighteen millions. These calculations have been made sression Bill" must break down;and whether LordAlthorpand by Jonnes, the celebrated French Physician; and it is vis colleagues have been serious or not in his threat or pro-estimated that they are rather under than above the nise, (whichsoever it was to be deemed) to the Members of truth. he House of Commons who met his Lordship yesterday, whether, we say, the Cabinet be serious or not, whether
CLERICAL INTELLIGENCE. volunteers or not, in the declaration, that by the Coercive
PATRONAGE.. - The Duke of Portland has, much to his vill they will stand or falls--we tell them that they honour, given the congregation of the Laigh-kirk, Kilmarwill break down with their measure, unless the spirit of nock, the choice of a colleague to their venerable pastor, that measure be redeemed by a large and superb re.
Dr. M.Kinlay. form of all tangible grievances in Church and State, nay, we go further, we take the liberty of assuring that the Reverend Donald Campbell, preacher of the gospel, to
His Grace the Duke of Argyll has been pleased to present Noble Lord, with the respect' which all men feel for
the parish of Southend, in the Presbytery of Kintyre, bis unassuming sincerity and honoury but with that inde
Scotch CHURCH, MANCHESTÉN.--We have the satisa pendence which becomes the free press of a free country, and faction to announce, that the elegant edifice lately erected with that jealous watchfulness over the dignity of Parlia- in St. Peter's Square, for a place of worship in connexion ment, which we trust will never sleep in the hearts of Eng. with the Church of Scotland, was opened on Sunday, the lishmen; -- we do assure Lord Althorp that the tone employed by him towatdsithe Members of the House of Com- 17th, by Dr. Muir of this city.
The Rev. Dr. Stirling, minister of Craigie, is to be promons yesterday, on the subject of modifying the obnoxious clauses of this bill was by no means indicative of his under posed as moderator of the next General Assembly.
The Presbytery of Dunfermline, at their meeting on standing what was due to the character of that assembly which Wednesday last, unanimously agreed to petition the House he had himself contributed to elevate, from a band of hired of Commons on the subject of the prevailing desecration of slaves, to a Senate representing the most enlightened nation the Lord's Day. Petitions have been sent from different in the universe. His Lordship, we repeat, cannot compre- parts of Scotland upon this subject. hend the greatness and majesty of a reformed Parliament ;
A Voluntary Church Association has been formed in and, in the confidence that there is no party to succeed his Dunfermline, upon principles siunilar to those adopted by own in power, he fatly refuses to purge the bill of its im- such societies throughout the country. purities, and announces his preference for the alternative of
On Wednesday, the 6th instant, the United Associate resigning. Such a threat, we once more affirm, is out of Congregations of Original Seceders of Crieff and Dunning, keeping with the name and habits of Lord Althorp. It is moderated a call in favour of the Rev. Cunningham Ache.
more, it is a mistake of his position, and of that of this son, preacher of the gospel. The call was harmonious. - colleagues. The bill, unmodified, they ought not to carry; this bill, unmodified, this dragooning bill this house- Maclauchlan to the church and parish of Snizort, in the
The King has been pleased to present the Rev. Šimon E. breaking, revolting bill they will not carry while any respect for British law and liberty inspires the representatives isle and presbytery of Sky, vacant by the death of the Rev. of the British people. Let them, theny-we grieve that On Wednesday, the 13th current, Mr. Peter M'Arthur * This refers to a Mr. M'Donnell's speech at the Birmingham Meet
was ordained to the pastoral charge of the Associate Burgher congregation of Blairgowrie.
The Rev. Henry Wilkes of Glasgow, (late of Canada,) | must have met the same dreadful fate. A third line has accepted an invitation to the pastoral office, from the fered at the entrance of Pittenweem harbour, where in Congregational or Independent Church, in Albany Street the crew met a watery grave. A good 'many have the Chapel, Edinburgh.
shelter at Cocklemill Burn, and a number more ac On Tuesday, the 19th inst., the Relief Church, Fort moored in the harbour here; but we lament to stat William, gave a very harmonious call to Mr George Wal- many are yet amissing, and it is much to be feared ty ker, preacher of the gospel, to be their minister. The Rev. not at all safe. Several of the men lost have left Johu M'Gregor, of Stranraer, preached and presided on the and families. What renders these accidents more d. occasion.
ing is, that there was every prospect of a good herring ARBROATH.—The Rev. Robert Lee, A.M., from Tweed-1 ing, several boats having caught to-day from three te t mouth, was unanimously chosen minister of the Chapel of crans.-Fife Herald. Ease, St Vigeans, vacant by the translation of the Rev. Early on the same morning, three Newhaven TiJame M'Culloch to Kelso.
boarded a sloop belonging to Perth, supposed to be det On Wednesday the 20th inst., there was a meeting, in liam and Mary, laden with coals, about three miles dels the Library of the House of Commons, of Scotch mem- from Newhaven, which they found deserted by the art. ! bers, between forty and fifty in number, (being all in is conjectured that she had been run down during the town,) to consider the subject of Church Patronage in and that the crew had escaped on board the other rear Scotland ; Mr. Sinclair the member for Caithness, in the The pilots applied the pumps, but finding it importa chair. Nr. Sinclair made a neat address on the object of keep her afloat, left her, when she almost immediatej fi.
down. the meeting, and proposed the appointment of a select
The crew have since been found. committee to be moved fog. Mr. Horatio Ross seconded
Several melancholy accidents occnrred on Frilaren the motion, and politely gave up the lead to Mr. Sinclair. night, at Dr. Wardlaw's Chapel, Glasgow, in constans
Mr. Andrew Johnstone asked the Lord Advocate whe- of the pressure for admittance to the discussion beta ther or no the Government proposed to deal with the sub- Messrs. Borthwick and Thomson. One man, she ject. The Lord Advocate said, that Government were tempting to step from the railing, on the rest sile in aware of the evils complained of; that the subject had church, to one of the windows, missed his footing, and is lately occupied their attention ; and that they had a mea
down to the area below, by which one of his legs was bro sure in contemplation, but perhaps not legislative, in re- ken, and various injuries inflicted on other parts en ference to their own patronages, which might set a good body: He was carried to the Royal Infirmary, ube example to others, and which might be promulgated in a
is doing well.---Another individual fell from a wiatra few weeks.
cut his head severely; and several persons were trea The EDINBURGH CLERGY.-At a late meeting of the down and trampled on in the pressure into the choice. Town Council, a memorial was read from the ministers of One individual lost a large portion of his nose. Edinburgh, setting forth the distress they experienced from
[This Mr. Borthwick is a tramping orator, whe, in Ede. the non-collection of the annuity tax. From the docu-burgh and Glasgow, has been advocating slavay, at wbox ment, it appeared that the inhabitants were at the present instigation we cannot tell; or rather, as slavery will 12 time upwards of L.7000 in arrears ; and that, for the last longer go down, what he calls gradual émancipstion. From half year, the ministers had not received more than 1.173 the newspaper reports his arguments appear of the bas each from this tax, and that fifteen of them had been com.
hacknied kind; his eloquence turgid bombast.] pelled, though with great reluctance, to borrow, on their
SHOCKING ATTEMPT AT MURDER, AND PERFETITION own personal security, the sum of 1.1500 for the imme- of Suicide.- The peaceful parish of Kirkeolm has been diate maintenance of their families
. The memorialists thrown into a state of horror and dismay, by a mariscal concluded by praying, that the Town Council would take attempt at the murder of a young woman, and the sotheir case into consideration.
cide of the person who attempted the murder. The et The Lord Provost observed, that this was a lamentable cumstances are briefly these : A young man of the use state of the matter, and he should move that a committee of Beattie, who kept the shop in the village of Kirkerla be appointed to devise measures with the clergymen for the became enamoured of a daughter of one of his reigsboes
, collection of the arrears.
of the name of Tonnach, and was beloved by the youse On the motion of the Lord Provost, Bailie Patterson, woman in return, They were to bave been pricaine Bailie Child, Dean of Guild Smith, old Bailie Adam And in the church on Sunday week; but circumstances les derson, and the Convener, were appointed a committee on pened which delayed the ceremony, and in the meantime, this subject.
the “green-eyed monster," jealousy, took passensteen IRISH CHURCH REFORM. The Irish Church Reform Bill the soul of Beattie, and led him to contemplate the dread! satisfies the Irish, so far as it goes. The only immediate saving ful act he afterwards committed. Benttie's shop, red the to the public will be the L.80,000 of Church Cess; for the house of Mr. Tonnach, (the young woman's father) were two millions and a half, or three millions arising from the joined to each other, and on Tuesday morning the pist sales of bishop's leases may not easily be realised. The Tonnach had occasion to go for some peats, xbieh were whole revenues of the Irish Church, which are stated by lying at the back of the house, the necess to which sa
Lord Althorp at only 1.800,000, L.200,000 less than is by a back docr; and as she was passing Beattie's wisdos I alleged, are, we suspect, to be retained by the sinecure a shot was fired throngh the glass, which lodged in the
Church, notwithstanding the reduction of ten bishoprics; left shoulder and part of the heads : The girl imordiately and little benefit we should therefore imagine will be de fell
, and it is understood that Beattie commenced leadise rived from the measure. The revenues of the church will the gun immediately again ; for in the course of the be somewhat more equally divided among its clergy, which minutes
, another report was heard the neigbWars vet is so far an important measure, but the equalization is not alarmed, and found the girl bleeding profusely frein the carried a sufficient length.
wounds in her shoulder and deck. She was conread
into her father's house, and Beattie's window being “ACCIDENTS AND OFFENCES. covered to be sbattered, the door, which was bolted in
was burst oren, and Beattie was discovered sitting ease Loss of Fishing BOATS AND THIER CREWS.-Elie, ground, with his back to a chair, and his face horrible 20th February.—A boat, keel up, came ashore on the beach disfigured. He opened his eyes upon the entrance of the here this morning. She proves to be a herring boat belong neighbours, gave a heavy groan, and expired. Beade ng to Pittenweem, which had swamped during the violent bim, upon a table, were lying an open razor, and a B be gale of this morning; her crew, five in number, all drown. open at the third chapter of Isaiah. ed. Another in the same melancholy condition passed our it appears, after having reloaded the gun, bad, in case 15
The infatuated ma harbour in the course of the forenoon, the crew of which shoi should not be sent off, provided a razor, s as a