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for the purpose of allowing others to infringe the Cal On Heaven's road for Sassanagh souls tution hereafter with impunity. He éoneluded by de So long the merry reign shall be

ing the tendency of this measure to cbange the feed Of Captain Rock and his family."

of the Irish towards the Army; and he deeply ratsa On the debate on the second reading, Mr. fication of Ireland.

that such a bill should have been resorted to for the pas Charles Buller said, he thought the support which

On the court-martial clause, Ministers had received from the Conservatives on

Mr. Abercromby, the member for Edinburgh, will this occasion à very suspicious circumstance : had hitherto given a reluctant assent to the bill; betyr

He did not mean to taunt the members of the Govern- would oppose this clause by every means in his post ment with their speeches on former occasions; but he and he would do it on the ground that the deceats for thought it would have its effect out of doors, when it was its enactment bad not been proved. He thouge seen that the majority for placing Ireland under military O'Connell's powerful arguments against this case government was swollen by the names of the member for mained utauswered. Tamworth (who said he reluctantly supported the measure), He really could find beither such an amount in and other members whose politics agreed with his—persons midation, nor such systen aric efforts to carry it into eft who said “Ay” to the Six Acts, but said “No” to the Re- cution, to satisfy his

mind that they were justited in partorm Bill.

pouncing the ordinaty tribunals of ihe counlr. He thought the evidence adduced by the supporters of Norcould he agree with the argument which he ateiten the bill, meagre, and not to the point.

before heard used, that wben you overstepped the He was not present when Sir Robert Peel told the story of the Constitution, you should do it toldly. He is of the murder in Clare, which appeared to make so great fessed, that though he had heard attempts to justify the an impression on the House ; but what had it to do with doctrine, they carried little weight in bis mind-be ** the passing of the bill now before them? It could only not convinced by such arguments but, on the castra he said that it was a horrible murder. Horrible murders considered, that whenever the barrier of the Coestitute happened in every country, and could not be prevented; was passed without sufficient reason, withoere the de and the only thing that could be done to prevent their re- and most manifest necessity, n gross ifjestics was ties currence was to punish the offenders, as was done in that mitted on the rights and liberties of the nation. It us case. He saw no reason, if that murder were brought as a plausible argument, in answer to which he could san argument for the passing of the present bill, why the let those who are overstepping the threshold of the Comurders committed by Burke and Hare in Scotland, and by stitution beware, that in so doing they at least carry along Williams and Bishop in London, should not be brought with them the sympathy of all considerate and reasonforward as arguments in favour of a similar measure in able men. That which ivas intended as the searce of terEngland. But such arbitrary measures would not prevent ror to the people be would predict might benne a soares murder in either country.

of weakness to the Ministers. Lord Morpeth admitted that the bill was arbitrary, des He maintained, that the océurteaces at the Astres potic, severe, and cruel ; but maintained, that it neverthe- in Ireland justified his argumeut that there in to veriless ought to be passed, to meet the urgent necessities of sion to enforce the dangerous provisions of that does the case, which he thought Ministers had fully made out. He approved of Sergeant Perrin's suggestiót el setén

The most important point of this lengthened a person of Authority in the law to a proclaimed distra; discussion, as it respects Scotland, was the debate and that, only after the failare of ordinary measures shesa on the Court-martial clause. Modified as it was concluded by saying, that he entertained a deep and others

the extraordinary poivers of the bill be resorted to. H. several of the Scottish members wished it wholly whelming conviction, that there could not be a more daar obliterated

gerous and mistaken policy than to make use of officers a Mr. Cutlar Fergusson opposed the clause altogether. the Army in cases in which the political feelings of the The establishment of courts-martial was unprecedented people were concerned. [Mr. Abereromby short sperto ånd unnecessary. It was a most violent inroad upon the was much cheered, and made a great impression on the Constitution, and one to which he never would consent. House.] He entirely denied that any case had been made out Mr. Stanley very much regretted the opposition of br. which established the necessity of abolishing trial by jury. Abercromby to the bill. He was aware of the great Ministers had totally failed in making it appear that jury weight which it would have. He said it was not fair in men had not performed or would not perform their duty. him to impute to Ministers the intention of making so I But this bill not merely deprived the subject of the bene- courts-martial for the trial of political offertes, when a fit of trial by jury; it also took away from him the assis such offences, including all relating to livel, bad been ex tance of a judge, without which trial by jury was more a pressly excluded from the operation of the clause. He curse than a blessing. Besides, the members of a court then argued at considerable length, that the difficulty martial were not responsible for their conduct to any civil obtaining juries, and the intimidation of witnesses

, jest tribunal—they were only responsible to courts-martial. fied the introduction of the Court-martial clause. See Thus the subject, who was unjustly treated, was deprived cial commissions, he maintained, would be of service wakas of the protection which be would otherwise have by ap- the insurgents had begun to give way-when once the pealing to the ordinary tribunals of this country against corner was turned, they would be productive of great besesuch oppression. This extraordinary doctrine was firmly fit, but not before. advanced by Lord Althorp, and Mr. Charles Grant, fol. Mr Shaw said, that he and his friends had been indolowing Mr. Stanley; Mr. Grànt said, if it were necessary ed to support this bill mainly on the ground that its from 10 deviate from the Constitution, the line of demarcation visions were to be used for the punishment of political ought to be so distinct, that there should be no danger of offences; wbich it now appeared was not to be the case

. their proceedings ever being mistaken for a constitutional He had gidomy anticipations with regard to Ireland. Ho measure. He, therefore, contended, that it was a wise believed that it would soon be separated from England. and just principle, when it was necessary to deviate from Captain Yorke-The bill was now so modified, that strict law, to adopt a course so widely departing from the the sooner it was thrown into the fire the better. usual line of proceeding, that it should be totally impos Mr. O'Connell would second that motion with the sible ever to mistake the one for the other, He denounc- greatest pleasure. ed in the strongest manner the monstrous doctrine that when you violated the Constitution, the more you violat

On a division on this clause 270 voted for Minised it the better.

It might be supposed to be introduced ters and 130 for obliterating it altogether.

man,

On Thursday the 6th, the following scena passed in the Robert Peel and his friends, from the want of - Commons.

certain technicalities overlooked by Ministers, to On the motion for going into' a Committee of Ways the delight of their Tory, and the amusement of and Means, Mr. Cobbett rose to say that he would post their radical opponents. pone his resolutions on the subject of the Stamp-duties

One of the most important debates of the month He had already mentioned that there was a mass of taxation amounting to eight millions annually, of which took place on the 21st, on a motion of inquiry the nobility, clergy, and great landowners, paid little or made by Mr. Thomas Attwood for inquiring into nothing, but which fell almost exclusively upon the trades the distressed state of the country, man, the farmer, the workman, and the industrious classes Nothing, he regretted to say, had been dono by the generally. He had proposed to bring forward a resolu- Reformed Parliament, after having been nine weeks in tion, recommending the House to take this subject into Session, to relieve the distresses of the working classes ; their consideration. It had since occurred to him, that who were not, like the nobility, created for mere ornika whilst the unfortunate question of Irish affairs was before ment, but were the backbone of the nation. The sufferthe House, it would be better for him to defer bringing ings of these classes were worse now than in 1816 and forward his motion until that great question was finally 1819. The petitions of the people were neglected. The settled. He mentioned this lest the House should imagine House paid not a single hour's attention to the millions that he meant to abandon his motion.

of petitions that were sent to it. Mr. Spring Rice rose, apparently under considerable ex Humble as he was, he would speak the truth, caring citement, and with peculiar vehemence, said, he wished Mr. little how it was received by any party. What he wanted Cobbbett had brought forward his motion, or, at least, that was, that the cause of distress should be discovered, and he had not intimated his intention of abandoning it in such when discovered, a remedy should be applied. One half a manner as to propound an argument, and cause an inference of the working population toiled with scarcely any benetic He disputed the argument, and he denied the inference to themselves, and another lialf had no employment at He would tell the honourable gentleman, that all be asked all. One half were dying by inches, and the other half of the House and of him, was a clear stage and no favour. were wandering from door to door, claiming charitable He would dispute every inch with the honourable gentle- relief. The tabourer that cultivated the soil, by his lia

Ho denied that there had been, on the part of the bour alone, produced one quarter of the produce of it; Parliament, any disposition to oppress the people. It whilst, with the aid of machinery, he produced four times might suit the object of the honourable gentleman to make more of the good things of life than were necessary for such statements. (Loud cheers.) But he would meet himself. Yet his ungrateful country, when he gave bread

him-ay, he would meet him-he was not afraid to cope to four families, refused to him a suficient quantity to ** with him-(Laughter from the Opposition)-yes he would support one. At the present time, working-men con

cope with him foot to foot, and shoulder to shoulder, and sumed three quarters less flesh meat than they did at the God defend the right! (Renewed laughter.) The hon time of the war.

ourable member might take the privilege of Parliament The agricultural interest, the cotton trade, the shipping to be might put any thing in print for the purpose of delud. business, were all on the brink of ruin.

ing the people ; but such a system should be exposed-he The shipping of the mighty port of London might be said = would expose it, by himself he would do so. (Laughter to be in the hands of the mortgagees. To his knowledge, two

from the Opposition.) The honourable member for Old-thirds of the shipping in that port were mortgaged ; ani ham had made one assertion, he would make another--he that state of ruin was approaching to its final close, for the declared open hostility on the subject; let the discussion mortgagees were in many instances about to foreclose and to come, and then the public will decide.

sell the ships for whatever they might fetch. If that was a Mr. Cobbett rose, amidst loud cries of “ Spoke, spoke !" fact—and he was ready to prove that it was so he thought He intimated a desire to explain.

that of itself made out a case for inquiry. He would then The Speaker" Mr. Cobbett, in explanation."

beg them to look to the state of the East and West Indies, Ms. Cobbett" omitted to say"-" Oh ! Spoke, and all our other Colonies. They were running rapidly to spoke !")

ruin. Then if they looked at the state of our poor, what Mr. O'Connell said, the right honourable gentleman who would they see? The poor-rates were double what they intimated so eager a desire for the discussion, appeared, were fifteen years ago. Double the number of bushels of from his state of preparation, to have an advantage over wheat were paid weekly to them, that was paid at the con. those on that side of the House. (A laugh.)

clusion of the war; and it would have been easier for the In sober sadness, however, (“ Hear, hear !")

people of England to pay four times as much to the support On the same evening, Mr. Hume moved for returns of of the poor as they actually did pay, than it would be for the distribution of the military force, which was objected them now to pay double the amount they then paid. to as dangerous to the public service. There was, Sir John The state of millions in this country was so dreadful, Hobhouse said, enough of information for every purpose of that they looked with joy at the death of their neighbours, debating the estimates. The motion was lost.

in the hope that their property might become their own The other Parliamentary business was that con. The country was divided into tivo classes, the afluent and nected with the Church noticed elsewhere; a Com the distressed. The affluent fundholders, who had every mittee obtained by a motion from Mr. Hume to prosperous people. Landed property was deeply mortgaged.

L.60 of capital raised to the value of L.90, were the only consider of erecting a new House of Commons, and Tradesmen were in a state of ruin, and could not pay the an inquiry into the shameful bribery of electors at taxes. The time was come to inquire into the causes of this Stafford and Liverpool. In the former place it is state of things stated that out of 526 voters who returned the

He thought that the time had then come when they were member, 524 were bribed! Mr. E. Bulwer has bound to inquire why, at the end of seventeen years of pro

found peace, they were in a worse state than after an equal obtaiņed leave to bring in two bills, which, as we period of war. He attributed it to the change made in the understand them, are intended to secure to drama-currency; and the Government admitted that in that mera tic writers the fruits of their talents. The Irish sure they had committed a gigantic error, but said it wrs Church Reform Bilt, against which the Tories, the country to such a state by that measure, chat it would

now too late to retreat. They admitted that they had brougat disappointed at not carrying the coercive measure, now be ruin to retreat, ruin to go forward, and ruin to are rallying in full force, has been stopped by Sir I stand still. He had said the same thing fifteen years ago

and had foretold them at the same time such would be the the House ; but as nothing conclusive bas result of the change. Even Sir Robert Peel had said that done, we delay noticing them. The House :: the country was in such a state that it could neither bear the disease nor the remedy for it. After stating that much, sits from twelve to three to receive petitie it was hardly necessary for him to say that the question regulation which ought to be beneficial, but u. was one which required deliberation and inquiry.

members grumble at this double work. He reminded the House of the vast number of petitions

HOUSE OF PEERS. which had been sent up in 1822, 1827, and 1829, and of

NOTHING has been done in the House of Peer the little attention which those petitions had received. The whole of the distress complained of was intimately con

nor much said of any public concernment. Le nected with the currency question. There would be an King has been at the Church abuses, and the Lar end of agitation, if the petitions of the people received of Roden, backed by the Bishop of Exste, Ib. proper attention from Ministers and Parliament.

It | Philpotts, has been at Lord King. On prestas was said that agitation was a profitable trade

He was an agitator, and he would say that he found the petitions, for the observance of the Sabbati, fac calling not profitable in his small way, more than Hamp- London and Westminster, Lord Broughzeit den found it in his large one. It had occasioned him the

“ He felt very much disposed to deay that Sa coolness of friends, the loss of connexions; even the dun

worse kept than in bygone days ; for he reason geon and the scaffold were placed before his eyes : but he that the habits of the people in this respect were braved all—he felt that he was acting justly, and he feared and that there was much more religiou-B04 EN not; he looked only to the restoration of liberty and to the gion, not outside, showy, false religion—but that the relief of the distress which afflicted his country.

more real, sincere, and heartfelt religion than for He concluded by imploring the House to grant the Com- and that this was shown in the better observanzare mittee.

holy day. All crude and rash legislation shall Mr. Gillon seconded the motion. Inquiry was neces

avoided on the subject. sary; for he believed that the House was unacquainted

In the Commons, Mr. Roebuck, the member for with the overwhelming misery of the lower classes Bath, lately gave notice of a motion repety

Was it wonderful that discontent should exist, when, in National Education. This appears to have quitti many instances, a man could earn only 5s. 4d. per week, out ened the Lord Chancellor, and on the 14th bo of which he had to support himself and family, to educate moved, his children, and to pay his rent? The depression of prices generally might be inferred from a reference to one article

, certain returns made to that House relative to the estas

That a message be sent to the Commons k mopons denominated Pullicates. In 1814, the price per yard for Weaving Pullicates was 9d. ; in 1815, 7d. ; in 1816, (when tion of the people. He stated that he had ašardoned is there was a stagnation of trade,){4d. ; in 1818, 1819, and bill of 1820 on two grounds. The returns with be had 1820, 5.d.; from 1822 to 1825, the average was 4d. ; in received from the parochial clergy proved the water inada 1826, 2; in 1827, 34d.; and now, in 1833, what did the quacy of the endowed schools to furnish the means House suppose the workman received ?-why, 24d.; being

tional education: in fact, they only afforded those me little more than one-fourth of what he received in 1814.

one fifteenth of the population. He also found great He trusted that Ministers would not disdain to institute tary into compulsory sources of education. Such a

son to question the policy or advantage of conferting Falco an inquiry into the causes of the present distress. Lord Althorp was far from thinking that the question the means of education, which were now so generoust be

ceeding might engender feelings of disinclination to furaish should not be discussed, although the time selected by Mr. stowed. From inquiries made on his own re-ponsibility Attwood for bringing it forward was inconvenient. As for inquiry, he was confident that his own opinion on the cur

from the parochial clergy, to whom he had sent betwea rency question, on which he had made up his mind, would five and six hundred circulars, he found that there were, in be confirmed by it. It was very clear that Mr. Attwood's 1818, 1,300 unendowed schools in 500 parishes, educating motion was plainly and directly aimed at the currency. It 50,000 children; that

in 1820, the number instructed wai was very easy to say, as Mr. Attwood had said, that the 105,000; in 1828, it had increased to 1,030,000, the ne distress of 1833 was caused by the bill of 1814; but admit- ber of schools being 32,000. There were, however, st] ting that to be true, what remedy was to be proposed in the 1,500 parishes in England, in which there were no schovels Committee for those evils? Mr. Attwood had drawn a

Many of these parishes were certainly very small, e's shocking picture of the state of the working classes : he did containing between twenty and thirty families, who ceri not, he could not believe it to be a correct one. He denied would appear from inquiry, that the people of large tous

hardly be expected to maintain a school. He believed that the labouring classes were in greater distress than they in the North more especially, were lamentably igsetas had ever been before.

He believed that there was more employment, more work, To this state of things a remedy should be applied as quick. at the present time, and consequently less distress than at had increased, crime had also been increasing. The cal

as possible. It was commonly remarked, that as educator many former periods. He felt that with respect to a cer- dars, it is said, are not lightened. There were many tam tain class considerable distress prevailed-he allnded to the which made the calendars larger in appearance than that hand-loom weavers. But the reason of that distress was not to be traced to the state of the currency, nor to any thing of

really were. that sort, but to the increase of machinery.

For his own part, whatever might be asserted on the It was said, that tradesmen had been living on their sulject, he should still maintain his opinion, that the bat. capital for several years. This assertion disproved itself; for of the country. He would mention a fact to prove bor

ter the people were instructed, the less would be the cribe if it were true, trade would soon be annihilated. He deceived those individuals were who disconnected the thought that the distress which really did exist, would be moral improvement of the people with a cheerful and augmented by granting a Comunittee. On the division, 192 voted against the motion. shadowed the land, out of 5,800 offences against the

ready obedience to the laws." In Spain, where ignorance For it, 158. The small Ministerial majority of 34 laws, 3,500_a great deal more than one-half-were cot. was received with loud cheers by Mr. Attwood's nected with violence. In Pennsylvania, on the contrary, supporters.

out of 7,400, there were only 610 marked by violence The Observance of the Sabbath, the Malt Duty, proportion of no more than one-twelfth. lo the Northern Soap Duties, the Factories Regulution, and Slavery with the Southern, also prevailed. In one of the largest

provinces of France, the same proportion, as compared Bills, have occupied, more or less, the attention of gaols in this country, out of 400 prisoners, there were 200

tterly incapable of reading, and 50 more could only tell would be punished by the law. The Political Unions imleir alphabets, without being able to read even the short mediately published a solemn declaration, stating that in it words.

opposition to the King's proclamation, they would proceed He hoped that some plan would be devised for extend. in their resolution, at the peril of their lives. ig the advantages of education among the people, espe

UNITED STATES. ally to the inhabitants of large towns.

Our presage of the policy of America holds good. There LORD Roden has presented several petitions is neither rapid yielding, nor deadly collision. General om Ireland against the Ministerial education Jackson had at last been declared President, for a second lan, which he says tends to subvert the rights of Henry Clay, of Kentucky, forty-nine; and for Andrew Jack

(four years, by

a large majority—the numbers being for) ne Protestant clergy. “Seventeen Irish bishops son, two hundred and nineteen. Since his re-election to his ut of twenty-two reprobated the system. In high office, President Jackson had expressed great uneasiness cotland the indignation was general. Dr, Chal respecting affairs in the Carolinas. He had ordered all inlers had used strong language concerning it."

structions given to the military and naval officers, destined to

the southern states, to be printed and circulated. They are FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE,

worded in the most cautious manner; the armaments are

merely to take care that the peace of the country is not disFRANCE.

turbed,—to watch the movements of parties, (without namThere is this month no intelligence of any importance ing or attending to the composition of such parties,)—to om France. The Duchess de Berri remains as she was; resist any attack, to defend the fortresses belonging to the er confinement is expected in six weeks.

government of the United States, and to prevent all ille-
The two persons, Bergeron and Benoist, tried for an at- gal acts of the citizens.
mpt upon the life of the French King, have been acquitted.
he trial was a disgraceful exhibition of prevarication and

ENGLAND.
Prjury.
HOLLAND AND BELGIUM."

Their Majesties are in perfect health. WonThe question between these two States remain precisely derfully little is said about the court of late. On 3 it was, with respect to the obstinacy of one Sovereign and Friday the Queen held her second drawing-room. je helplessness of the other. Their subjects, however, begin

Sir Philip Sydney, the King's son-in-law, has > shew a disposition to settle the question themselves.rade of all kinds is suspended by the effect of the embargo, been appointed to the office of Surveyor-General nd the people of Belgium are sufferers equally with the of he Duchy of Cornwall, vacant by the death of Dutch.

Mr. Timothy Brent. [Of course this is no sineM. Dedel, the new Dutch Plenipotentiary, has arrived in cure, or it would have been abolished, according ondon; but, if the current rumours are true, his mission to the oft-repeated pledges of Ministers. Sir P. as already proved a failure.

Lord Palmerston that his instructions will not admit of Sydney therefore will, we have no doubt, take up
is entering into any negotiations for the settlement of the his residence in the neighbourhood of the tin
belgic question, until the embargo on Dutch shipping and mines, without delay, and set himself seriously at
roperty be taken off : while our Foreign Secretary has in work to discharge his important duties.]
ormed the Ambassador, that, on his part, he can enter into

These 9 negotiations until the Scheldt be thrown open.

Lord Durham has resigned his office of Privy reliminaries being mutually declined by the parties, M. Seal. He is to have the title of Earl. Ill health is Jedel is reported to be on the eve of returning to Holland. the alleged reason for his retirement; and this is TURKEY.

so elaborately shewn by the Globe, the leading Mi. By the interferenee of the French Admiral Roussin, with nisterial paper at present, as to make the fact sushe concurrence of the English Charge d'Affairs, a treaty of reace is likely to be concluded between the Sultan and Vice- pected. The Tories exult in his retirement." oy of Egypt. A treaty is indeed said to be signed, by which The man who, in 1831, concocted the Reform Bill, he latter is to be put in possession of the whole coast of and only delayed the Triennial Bill was hatefu Syria, from Tripoli to the borders of Egypt, including Je to them, and very troublesome to several of his rusalem, Aleppo, and the other conquests of the Egyptian

colleagues. army. WEST INDIES.

Sir Francis Burdett, it is now finally settled, will EARTHQUAKE. Extract of a letter, dated St. Kitts, Fe-shortly be elevated to the dignity of a peerage. bruary 9, 1833 :-“ Last evening we experienced the most The family of the worthy baronet is one of the severe shock of an earthquake that has ever been known in most ancient and honourable in the country, and this island. A ball was given by the House of Assembly to his landed estates produce a rental of forty thoutheir Speaker ; but at ten minutes past eight, the shock commenced, and lasted about 20 seconds, and frightened all sand pounds per annum. As the papers say, he the ladies so much that only a few assembled in the ball has wrought hård of late for his honours. room, when another shock took place, which, although not Sir Henry Hardinge, having the advantage of 80 severe as the previous one, created the greatest consterna. being a hearty Tory, and a bosom friend of the tion ainong the company. No lives, however, were lost; and the damage done to property has not been so much as

“dear Duke," has been appointed to the command might have been expected to result from such a dreadful of the 97th Regiment, over the heads of fifteen event."

other Major-Generals, many of them men distinJAMAICA. The Jamaica papers, which have been received to the 4th guished for their

services as soldiers, but unknown ult. contain most unpleasing intelligence. The colonists are

as politicians. The Horse Guards, in fact, is a. stated to be again in open hostility with the Governor and regular Conservative establishment. The Military with the mother country. His Excellency, in conformity Secretary to the Commander of the Forces, Lord' with a proclamation from London, issued a decree stating Fitzroy Somerset, under the direction of the Duke, that the language held by the Political Unions in Jamaica, is supposed to have nearly the whole of the patrondissenters, preachers, and teachers," was an interference age at his disposal.-Spectator. with the law; that all persons acting upon such opinions The report that Mr Stanley is to resign the Secre

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taryship of Ireland for a higher post, and to be suc. a verdict for Mr. Dymokedamages, one farthig'
ceeded in Ireland by Sir John Hobhouse gains The Judge refused to certify that the trespass ru
ground.Sun.—[The Whig Government should wilful; so that each party will have to pay his ir
never have met a Reformed Parliament with Mr. costs. [A pretty specimen of an English gentk.
Stanley Secretary for Ireland. He is the Jonah man this Mr. Champion Dymoke must be.]
in the bark; the crook in their lot, who, with Lord

IRELAND.
Palmerston, and Lord Melbourne, will smash them.
The Irish people as has been well said might

The Marquis of Anglesea has dismissed the Es=1 forgive his injuries, but they cannot overlook his of Miltown from the commission of the peace for insults.]

the counties of Wicklow and Kildare, in conce. It has been calculated that the Speaker has had quence of his joining the Volunteer Society. We occasion to address the present House oftener dur. would beg to know how many noblemen and geting the short period of its sitting than had oc- tlemen have been dismissed for joining the Consereurred during the whole previous period of hold- vative Clubs? This patriotic nobleman was driven ing his high office.

to join the ranks of the associates when the Coer. Upwards of 125 members of the House of Com-cive Bill, unmitigated, was about to fall upon his mons have enrolled their names as members of the country. Currency Club." A deputation from this rapidly

The Irish SECRETARY.—Mr. Stanley bas, & increasing and influential body have had several the phrase goes, “knocked under," and made a interviews with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, very subdued and becoming profession of kind at the last of which his Lordship stated, that Min- purposes to Ireland and all men. It is unforta. isters had arrived at the final and unalterable con- nate, however, that, do what he may, surgit asar clusion to oppose every attempt at inquiry into aliquid, there is always an offence. He is a Mar. the state of the currency, let the proposal come plot. Thus, in the debate on the Irish Church from what quarter soever it might. The prevail. Reform, he said the chief object of the measure ing opinion is, that the next time the question is was to enable the parsons to live like gentlewin! brought forward, which will be shortly after the Ministers would have it believed a redress of grier. Easter recess, that Ministers, if they adhere to ance, a measure of redress to the people, but no, their determination, will be left in such a mino- blurts out the Secretary, the chief object is to enrity as will prevent the possibility of their longer able the parsons to live like gentlemen. Let them conducting the Government.-Standard.

put this in the preamble of the bill.-Examiner. NEWSPAPER TAXES.- Mr. Bulwer is to move on the 3d of April for the Repeal of the Stamp and

The Irish Papers are filled with accounts of Advertisement duties, and for a Committee to in- meetings to petition against the Coercion Bid. quire into the propriety of substituting a cheap But a better object is now in view; a legal propostage on newspapers and works under a certain vision for the poor. We plead guilty to an ariweight.

ginal strong prejudice against Mr. O'Connell. It The Bill for despoiling and degrading the may be an ignorant one. It gave way in part a Church of England established in Ireland, is to be witnessing his noble conduct during the Refora withdrawn, the Committee appointed to search for Bill. But he was understood to be the enemy of precedents having reported against it for informa.. a poor law for Ireland; and how any man, ualeza lity. Lord Althorp, therefore, must give it up, he were of the rapacious lords of the soil, or of and a new bill is to be introduced in the manner the squirearchy, whose only object is to draw as appointed for bills by which taxes are imposed.-- much from their wretched serfs as possible, could Standard.

oppose a regulated poor law, except to keep alive The Middlesex Grand Jury for Clerkenwell Ses- misery and its sure attendant, discontent, we sions have found a true bill against Mr. Baring could not comprehend. O'Connell has now with Wall, for an indecent assault on a policeman. Mr. drawn his opposition to a Poor Law for bis Wall has availed himself of his right of traverse, country. He now yields to Dr. Doyle and the to have his trial put off to the 25th of April next. Catholic clergy, who are strenuous advocates fut By moving his case into the King's Bench, this this most necessary measure. But not alone the person has obtained farther delay till June ; and Catholic clergy ; for every humane and reflecting after June comes July; and this is justice for the Whig, Tory, and Radical, are agreed on this point. rich.

The Ministry alone, according to Mr. Stanley, The CHAMPION OF ENGLAND.-At the last Lin are not prepared.” Several of his colleagte coln Assizes, Mr. Henry Dymoke, the Champion of have, however, qualified his harsh statement. 1 England, brought an action of trespass on his ma

not ready they are anxious to make the attempt. nor of Scrivelsby, against a farmer named Goe. He has enough on his hands in collecting tithe. The defendant had shot a pheasant in the adjoin-The first petition for Poor Laws to Ireland has ing manor, which fell inside Mr. Dymoke's fence. proceeded from Dublin. It is signed most nube He stretched his arm over the fence, and picked rously. It calls upon the Legislature to extend up the pheasant ; and it was for this “ trespass” to Ireland a system of Poor Laws which shail that the action was brought. The Jury returned secure the means of existence to the imbecile, the

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