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On the 1st instant, at Kirkby, Overblow, Yorkshire, the Lady At Dysart House, on the 2d instant, the Right Hondurata la At 7, Ainslie Place, on the 10th instant, the Lady of Archibald Trebe At Cringletie, Peeblessbire, on the 10th instant, the Lady Sale At 4, Minto Street, on the 11th instant, Mrs Carphíd, of a daughtet At 12, Clarence Street, on the 15th instant, Mrs Robertson, f.

On the lst instant, at the New Barracks, Limerick, Thouses & merfield, Esq. senior major 83d regiinent, in which he served for a

In June last, at Hobart Town, on bis passage to Sydney, New Suth 318 6d; current, 30s to 328. Oats, 367 quarters ; best, 30s; current, Wales, Mr William Duguid, oldest son of the late Willian Legend

On the 17th ultimo, Mrs H. W Burnett of Monboddo, eldest daacha ter of the deceased Honourable James Burnett, Lord Monbodde

At his residence, Cork, aged 112, Mr Robert Pyne, in full point of all his faculties ; until the last few months, he could ride without

At his house, 1, Stafford Street, on the 16th instant, Mr Marstal

On the oth instant, the Dowager Lady Cuoniagham Fairlie, oh of James Hathorn, Exq., S.S.C., and daughter of the late Sir Jaran

Here, on the 9th instant, James Irving, youngest son of the latt
At his house, Leopold Place, on the 22d ingiant, Joha Strachas
Here, on the 20th instant, the Rev. Benjamin Dickson, minister

At 38, George Square, on the 19th instant, Mr John Chalmeri
Robert Murray, late schoolmaster of the parish of Abercare

At Philpstoun, on the 16th instant, Mrs Isobel Kerr, relict of Mr

to the influences, and the boys are more foolish On Saturday the 16th, at the sale of the law than the boys of other professions, having their Eldin's pictures in his house, Picardy Place, the best heads turned with the newness of gold lace and en

the back drawing-room gave way, where the mo

going on. broidery; the admiration of milliners and chamber- the auctioneer, was selling a painting by Teniers, a sa

About half-past two, just as Mr. Wissen maids ; and above all, the jingle of their spurs, and was heard, followed by a hard creaking or reaping the the clang of their sabres as they stamp the streets. and a movement or undulation was observed ames

company. Immediately afterwards, a thick cloud a. MR. HUME AND THE COLONELS.

arose, and loud shrieks and screams were heard

whole floor of the apartment had given way, except a 5 Sir Andrew Aguccheek.---But will either of you bear me a challenge of about two yards in breadth, on one side of the ruz. to bim?

Toby Belch. Marry go write it in a martial hand... be curst and Eighty or a hundred persons were thus precipitated in taunt him with the license of ink :---if thou Joseph'st bim some thrice apartment below, amidst broken joists, bindings

, List, it shall not be amiss; and as many lies as will lie in thy sheet of paper plaster, pictures, furniture, china, and artide des. though ever so big.---set 'em down.

Their situation was dreadful. They were almost

cated by the lime and dust; and, as one the The Caledonian Mercury is quite right. Those · Cap- ferers said, they felt the horrors of the Blakdale tains and Colonels" will, among them, be the death of Calcutta. The people outside, were first made mit Joseph HUME. No sooner does he douse the chops of what had happened, by two or three gentlema

, whe! Lion Torkers than he is compelled to ward off the hug had contrived to extricate themselves, rushing € of BEAR JONES ; and scarcely is he rid of BEAR JONES the door, covered with blood and dirt Assistante o than other discreet and valorous persons challenge battle. procured, and in about an hour all the sufferers Fet Colonel Leith Hay, the member for Banff, is one of the moved to their respective houses. The only persent was latest among those who have placed themselves in the ridi. lost his life by the accident was Mr. Alexander Sais tr culous predicament of “swaggering," when conscious of banker, of the firm of Smith and Kinnear. He was to being very much at fault. His constituents do not, it fully hurt, and died a few minutes after he had been care seems, admire sinecures and pensions quite so much as out. He had a numerous family, and was most cerea some Members of the Honourable House. On Mr. HUME's esteemed and beloved in Edinburgh. motion they thought that their Member gave a pernicious

BIRTHS. vote, as many other Scottish constituencies have done of

At Yester, on the 26th ultimo, the Marchioness of Trata de their Members. Ninety-two of the electors and inhabi. tants of Banff sent an address to Mr. Hume, thanking him, Esq., of'a son.

At 46, Moray Place, on the 24th ultimo, the Lady of George St. their tried friend, for his motion for retrenchment-for his At Glasgow College, on the 26th ultimo, Lady Sandford, da det. early-applied test of the sincerity or hollowness of election ter. eering pledges and professions. He acknowledged the re

At 15, Clerk Street, Mrs Thin, Smiddiehill of a daughter

At the Rev. D. M'Lcod's, Gourock, on the : Sth uit, la Irland ceipt of this address without once mentioning the name of of a daughter. the recreant Member; and for this, forsooth !-because Mr. In Lloyd Square, London, the Lady of Lieutnant Coloand Lealize

Walker. C.B. and C.H., of a son. HUME acknowledged an address and letter, and gave his

At Leamington, the Lady of Captain J. F. Smith, $i Highlanders, opinion on a question of great public interest, this ill-ad- of a daughter. vised gentleman denounces him as an intermeddler between

At Beechwood, on the 3d instant, the Lady of Allar blik lah.

hart, Esq of a son. crring representatives and grumbling constituents. Admi At Leith, on the 26th ultimo, Mrs L. Stodart, of a deaghter. ral FLEMING has since followed the same sensible course; and what for not Mr. JEFFREY, Mr. FERGUSON, Member

- At Nairn, on the 25th ultimo, the Lady of Colonel W. A. Garden for Kirkaldy, Mr. STEWART, and twenty others-all have At Padang, Island of Sumatra, on the 25th August last, Vs Wa the same title. Addresses went to JOSEPH HUME from

liam Purvis, of a daughter. their constituents,—but, however, they may fret their spleen, Purvis, of a daughter.

At Columbia, South Carolina, on the 18th January kst, Ms Robert they all have the sense to keep quiet. The swash-buckler On the 3d instant, Mrs Ballantyne of Tinnis, of a daughter, heroes would do well to imitate 'them. The country, we

At 2, Ramsay Garden, on the 5th instant, Mrs Maciates, et adauch

ter. can assure them, despises and laughs to scorn these at At 7, Argyll Square, on the 2d instant, Mrs T. M. Mofit, el a dream tempts. The time is past when men might be bullied forter, their public conduct in hehalf of the People. If Colonel LEITH Hay, and Admiral FLEMING wish to regain the At Baden, the Lady of James Small, Esq., R.N., of a 200 confidence they have justly forfeited, it will not be by following the example of the Colonels

, but by labouring side Lowenborinske pfason. by side with Mr. HUME, as often as his object is to lighten ter, Esq., of a son. the burdens of the impoverished People, and give them Murray Nasmyth of Posso, Bart., of a son. that cheap Government, without which, the Reform Bill is. On the 8th instant, Mrs Syme, 2, forres Street, of a sol of little more value than Colonel Hay's epistle.

MARKETS. EDINBURGH CORN MARKET, MARCA 27. 'We had a large supply of all kinds of grain to-day, except barley, and sales better than last market day. There were in market, 203 quarters uninterrupted period of 38 years. Wheat; best, 658 60; current, 52s to 55s. Barley, 38 quarters; best 19s to izs. Pease and beans, 61 quarters; best, 30s ; current, 27s to Esq. of Newlands, Aberdeen.

EDINBURGH PROVISION MARKET, MARCH 27. Beef, per Ib. 4d to 6d ; Mutton, 4fd to id; Veal, 6d to 9d ; Pork, 4d to od; Lamb, per qr. 5s to 78; Quartern Loaf, 8d; Potatoes, per fatigue 20 or 30 miles a-day. peck, 4d | Butter, per lb. 1od to ls ld ; Salt do, Bd to 9d; Cheese, Dunlop, per cut. 42s to 528; Common, 328. ; Eggs, per dozen, 6d.

Leslie, surveyor; much regretted. GLASGOW BAZAAR, MARCH 27. There was about 1000 stone of cheese in the Bazaar to-day; best sold, Campbell, Bart. of Aberuchil. in large quantities, at from 9s to los per stone, tron-picked cheeses, single, at about Ils per do,-inferior from 8s 6d to 9s per do. ; sales

William Ewing, farmer, East Bangour, Linlithgowshire rather dull. There was about 100 stune of fresh butter, which sold at from Ild to Is per lb. imperial. There was about 60 stone of salt but. ter, which sold from los to 16s per stone tron. There was about 150 stone of pork, which sold at from 6s to 6s 6d per stone tron. Eggs, a plentifnl supply, sold from 4s to 5s per hundred, or from 6d to id per Hobkirk. dozen. Hens froin %60 to 3s 6d per couple ; ducks from 25 Id to 3s 6d per do. Beef hams at from Add to 5d per iinperial Ib.

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t Hyde Park Terrace, on the 21th instant, in her 75th year, Lady

At Annfield House, Fifeshire, on the 29th January, of rapid decline, pherd, wife of the Right Hon. Sir Samuel Shepherd.

J. T. Townsend M.Kenzie, Esq., of the 46th foot, youngest son of the in the 23d instant, William Hill, Esq., Deputy Inspector of Hospi

late K, T. M‘Kenzie, Esq. of Montague Street, Portman Square, Lon

don. agedi 56. i Minto, Roxburghshire, on the 17th instant, Mrs Scott, aged 67. At Exmouth, on the 16th ult., Captain Robert Inverarity, of the ere, on the 16th instant, Alexander Sunith, Esq., banker.

Hon. East India Company's service. n the 18th instant, at the house of Mrs William Carfrae, bis sister.

At Cumnock, on the z3d ult, in the 38th year of his age, Mr WII, iw, I, Queen's Place, John Carfrae, Esq., only surviving son of the

liam Kirkland, surgeon. James Carfrae, Esq.

At the Manse of Longforgan, on the 13th ultimo, Cecila Cornfute, + Cadzow Cottage, Hanilton, on the 13th instant, Lieutenent John wife of the Reverend R. S. Walker, minister of the parish of Lougrp, half-pay, 720 regiment of infantry.

forgan. tLorne House, Isle of Man, on the 18th ultiino, Mrs Macdougall,

At Deron Iron Works, on the 16th ultimo, in the 20th year of his 2r, of Gallanich.

age, George Henry Donaldson, youngest son of Mr James Donaldson, t the Manse of Salton, on the 10th current, Mrs Buchanan, of a

of that place. ghter.

At London, on the 1st ultimo, Laurence Brown, senior, surgeon, i the Manse of Elie, on the 8th instant, Mrs. Milligan of a son. 30, Berners Street. t 13, Salisbury Road, Newington, on the 23d instant, Mrs W.

On the 8th ultimo, Mr William Hope of Newton, aged 86. 'rie of a daughter.

The Cardinal Duke de Rohan-Chabot, Archbishop of Besancon, of : Upper Grosvenor Street, London, on the 17th instan:, the Lady

an inflammatory nervous fever, aged 45. ohn Cuninghame, Esq. of Duchrae, of a daughter.

At Ramsbury, Wilts, the relict of Mr Dowling, aged upwards of 100. +8, Howard Place, on the 21st instant, Mrs. Christie of a daugh- 37 years minister of the United Secession Congregation there.

At Fala, on Wednesday the 26th ultimo, the Rev. James Keith, for

Mr :53, Queen Street, Edinburgh, on the 22d instant, the Lady ou

Keith officiated on the Sabbath preceding, and complained but slightly rge Dickson, Esq. of Belchester, of a daughter.

on the two days be ore his death, which was occasioned by imflammation ere, on the 12th current, Mrs A. J. Lizars of a daughter.

in the lungs, er ding in mortification. As a faithful and zealous preacher, : Mertoun House, on the 23d instant, the Lady of Charles Baillie,

and an affectionate father, Mr Keith has rarely been equalled; and he advocate, of a daughter.

will long live in the memory of a wide circle of friends, and of the con.

gregation which now mourns his loss. MARRIAGES.

Here, on the 16th ultimo, Miss J. M'Intyre, daughter of the late D. At 10, Manor Place, on the 27th ult., Mr Alexander Kinnear, writer M'Intyre, Esq. Glenartney. Mary Anne, only daughter of the Rev. Ales ndre Nicoll, Episcopal, At 6, Roxburgh Place, on the 21st ultimo, Frances Thomson, wife gyman, residing in Edinburgh.

of Mr Walter Thorburn, upbolsterer i Dunfermline, on the 25th ultimo, John Kirk, Esq., younger of Al Claremont Park, Leith Links, on the 20th ultimo, Mrs Marion asy, to Janet, daughter of the late Rev. James Black, Dundee.

Hay, wife of Christopher Wood, junior, Esq. i Berhampore, Bengal, on the 14th August last, Lieutenant Tho

At Kirkwall, Orkney, on the 19th ustimo, and in the prime of life, Graham Dundas, 72d regiment, Hon. East India Company's Ser. John Urquhart, Esq. of Elseness. to Margaret Maria Louisa, third daughter of the late Major-Ge

At Leven, on the 18th ultimo, Mrs Anne Anderson, wife of Mr John ul E. S. Broughton of Rosend.

Elder, minister of the Independent Congregation there. ere, on the 16th ultimo, at 19, Young Street, Mr John Wardlaw,

At 4, Hunter Square, on the 28th ultimo, Mr Thomas Cantrill, of seller, to Mary, eldest daughter of Archilaid Smith, Esq., Accoun Birmingham, much respected.

At Daventry, Northamptoushire, on the 25th ultimo, Mrs Wedder. i Logan, Van Dieman's Land, on the 17th April last, by the Rev. burn of Persie. Drought, LL.D., the Rev. James Garrett, M.A., to Jane, eldest

At his house, 6, Arniston Place, on the 25th ultimo, George Lang, ghter of Archibald M.Dowall, Esq. of Logan.

Esq. of Broomhill, Assistant- Clerk of Sessio', n the 15th ultimo, Mr Robert Mackintosh Evans, King's Place,

Here, on the 24th ultimo, aged 89, Mrs Grace Hamilton, relict of ih Walk, to Helen Mary Ann, ouly daughter of Major Joseph,

Dr W. Irvine, late Professor of Chemistry in the University of Glasles Anderson, 10th foot.

gow. t St George's, Hanover Square, London, on the 23d ult., Major

At 7, North-West Circus Place, on the 3d instant, Charles John F. Forster, Assistant-Adjutant-General, H. K., third son of the late utenant.Colonel Forster, 24th infantry, to Caroline, youngest daugh.

Peton, eldest son of Charles Mackie, Esq., surgeon, aged six years

and nine months. of the late Right Hon. Hugh Elliot.

Here, on the 23d ultimo, after a severe and protracted illness, Mr lere, on the 5th instant, Mr Alexander Annandale, junior, paper. William Traquhair, builder, in the 57th year of his age. wufacturer, Polton, to Isabella, eldest daughter of Mr William Som.

At 5, North St James' Screet, Edinburgh, ou the 1st instant, Isabella 'ville, stationer.

Davidson, wife of Mr James Aitken, stationer, n the 21st ultimo, at the Manse of Lonmay, Aberdeenshire, Colonel

At 21, Lothian Street, on the 8th instant, Mr Adam Mossman, an, lately Adjutant-General of the Bengal army, to Maria, second goldsmith, much and deeply respected. ghter of the Rev. Charles Gibbon, minister ot the parish of Lon. On the 6th instant, at Broomholm, near Langholm, George Max.

well, Esq., of Broomholm. In the action with the Dutch off the Dogt Arbroath, on the 26th ultimo, Robert Lyon, Esq., writer, Ar.

ger Bank, on the 5th August 1781, Captain Graham of the Preston ath, to Marjory, second daughter of John Nicol, Esq., writer there.

being severely wounded, Mr Maxwell assumed the coinmand, and 1 East Grange, on the 6th instant, Mr Andrew Guiland, to Jane, d daughter of ihe late James Ker, Esq., of East Grange.

bravely beat off two of the enemy's ships which had attacked his; for

which gallant conduct he afterwards received the public thanks of Here, on the Ilth instant, Captam A. Watson, Bo'ness, to Margaret, Admiral Sir Hyde Parker. He was one of the oldest commanders in est daughter of the late Captain John Brown.

the British Navy. t London, on the 7th instant, the Rev. Alexander Mactavish of

At 13, South Charlotte Street, on the 26th ult., Mr William Lums." erboalan, Argyllshire, to Jane, daughter of the late Andrew Hun.

den, bookbinder. Esq., of Lessnock Hall, Lanarkshire.

At 15, Abhey, Helen Soners, wife of Mr William Moir. t Dalkeith, on the 12th instant, Mr Peter Russell, merchant, Brad.

On the 15th instant, at Craigleith House, near Edinburgh, Miss Mar. Yorkshire, to Margaret, second daughter of Mr James Bowes,

garet Low, daughter of the late Alexander Low, Esq. of Laws cbant, Dalkeith. t Warriston House, on the 20th instant, by the Rev. Walter Tait, Ramsay of Balmain, Bart.

At London, on the 2d instant, Thomas, fourth son of Sir Alexander Rev. Hugh Baillie MacLean, to Miss Ruth Henderson, eldest ghter of the late Alexander Henderson of Warriston, Esq., banker

At Ryde, Isle of Wight, on the 27th ultimo, Captain Charles Inglis

RN Edinburgh.

At her residence, 1, Meadow Place, on the 28th ultimo, Miss Anna Fa:rnielaw, on the 15th instant, Mr John Boston Waterstone, Macdowall ch, to Caroline, daughter of John Pertet, Esg. of Fairniclaw.

Here, on the 28th ultimo, Thomas Henry, infant son of Major Leigh. t Bardowrie, on the 11th instant, Robert Gray, Esq. of Glenor.

ton, H.E.I.C.S. -d, to Eliza Bowie, eldest daughter of the late John Campbell, Esq. At his father's house, 13, Salisbury Street, on the 1st instant, Wil..

verliver.
n the 5th in tant, the Rev. Stewart Bates of Kelso, to Jane, se-

liam Ferrier, junior, second son of Mr William Ferrier, bookbinder,

Edinburgh. daughter of the Rev. John Paul, Carrickfergus, Ireland.

At Leith, on the 6th instant, Mr George Redpath, vivtner. cre, on the Ilth instant, Thomas Simson, Esq. to Margaret Grier. eldest danghter of Peter Cooper, Esq, W.S.

On the 5th instant, at Bath, Lieutenant-Colonel Jabez Mackenzie,

of the Honourable East India Company's Bengal service, aged 82. Duncrub, Perthshire, on the zith instant, Captain Robert Knox At Aberdeen, on the 20th ultimo, Harry Lumsden, Esq., of Belhelvie, ter, 17th lancers, younger oť Ballindean, to Mary, eldest daughter in the 80th year of his age. He light Hon. Lord Rollo.

At Jock's Lodge, on the 6th ultimo, in the 81st year of his age, Roere, on the 26th instant, David Cormack, Esq, writer in Edin. h, to Elizabeth, daughter of the deceased Mr Alexander M.Millan,

bert Barclay, Esq., late Examiner of Excise, merchant in Campbeltown,

At Rosebank, Fife, ou the 26tb ultimo, after a long and painful ill. ere, on the 22d instant, Mr Alexander Miller, Fellow of the Royal

ness, Agnes Stocks, wife of Mr James Ballingall, aged 39.

At Aberdeen, on the 14th ultimo, aged 12 years, Caroline Charlotte, ege of Surgeons, 8, Rankeillour Street, to Alison Margaret, elutest hter of Mr Alexander Galloway, merchant there.

eldest daughter of Lieutenant John Ellis, 40cb regiment. Ingram Crook, near Stirling, on the 19th instant, John Wilson,

At Catherine Bank, on the 6th instant, Mr John Cullen, in the 66th Eq Bannockburn, to Catherine, eldest daughter of Thomas Mac

year of his age.

Here, on the 28th ultimo, Miss Jane Knox, daughter of the late Dr cing, Esq. of Miltonise.

Robert Knox, physician, London.
DEATHS,
Charlotte Square, on the 19th ult., Miss Alicia Steuart Murray

On the 4th instant, at 27, St Patrick Square, Edinburgh, Mr John -h daughter of the Hon. Lord Cringletie.

M.Pherson, late of St Andrew Street. -re, on the 21st ultimno, Mrs Anne M.Kerrell, daughter of the

On the 7th current, the Rev. James Muller, aged 77, for many years comptankerrell, Esq. of Hillhouse, and wite of James Brown, preacher of the gospel and private teacher in this city.

At Marchmont, near Quebec, on the 28th January last, Louis Henry 31, North Bridge, on the 19th ult., Mrs Stevens,

Ferrier, Esq., of Belleside, collector of his Majesty's customs at Que..

bec 8, Duncan Street, Newington, on the 19th ult., Mr George Steele, -f the late Mi John Steele, confectioner, Prince's Street.

On the 24th ultimo, at Stradmore Hill, Cardiganshire, in the 79th 30, Haddington Place, on the 15th ult, Mrs Braimer,

year of his age, James Lumsden Shirreff, Esq. of Stradmore, in the saine Richmond Lodge, Portobello, on the 22d ultimo, Wilhelmina

county, formerly of Deptford, Kent. est, wife oť Moubray Stenhouse, Esq.

At Montreal, of typhus fever, on the luth January last, Thomas Smith Blackwood, M.D., agcd 23,

POSTSCRIPT TO THE MONTH'S NEWS.

THE MINISTRY.

The resignation of Lord Durham, the most bra! SCHOOL MASTER OFFICE, 30th March. meinber of the cabinet, and the adhesion, togethere is On the evening of Tuesday the 26th, a motion was made lowered tone, of Mr. Stanley, who had threatened the by Mr. Robinson on a question of great national interest. tirement of the whole Government, if his measures It was for the appointment of a Select Committee to revise not carried, are the only new facts we have to notice to the present system of taxation with a view to the repeat of nected with the internal structure of the administrate the more oppressive taxes, and of those that press most

But there are many rumours abroad; and we still les heavily upon productive industry, the deficiency of revenue to forward with hope to the retreat of that part of the Cabbar to be made up by an equitable tax upon property on a gra- which is so strongly leavened with Toryisin, ore duated scale. The motion was seconded by Mr. Warburton, servative Whiggery, that there is no chance of change in and supported by Mr. Hume, Colonel Torrens, Mr. Wal. it; and to the accession of the liberality, business talent, ter, and Mr. O'Connell, on the ground that inquiry at least and comprehensive knowledge of the state of the many was called for. Mr. Harvey, Mr. Pease, the Quaker mein- necessary to the well-working of affairs. Reports of a ber, and others, supported, the motion ; Cobbett also gave it coalition with the Tories we cannot credit, in teren a qualified support." It was opposed by Lord Althorp, and with the name of Earl Grey ;-hose which mention bis Mr. Poulete Thomson. Division, against the motion, 221; serious misunderstanding with Mr. Stanley, are muth for it, 155 ; majority for Ministers, 66.

likely to be true than the rumoursof Lord Grey's operite OPORTO.Reports of a battle on the 4th, between the the Duke of Portland. It is probable, that a grand, aga belligerent brothers, are confirmed. The Scotch soldiers able surprise" is meditated at the opening of the Bater. under Major Shaw are stated to have behaved with great The people will be thankful for even the smallest reanike courage. No one seems to hope much for the cause of Don of oppressive taxation ; but expectation is raised a ligh Pedro, or to care any thing.

that the largest abatement Lord Althorp can anse

must at present fall flat on the ear. CONDUCT OF THE SCOTTISH MEMBERS AND CONSTITUENCIES.

MR. ABERCROMBY.—The Scotsman thinks Mr. AberThe Scottish constituencies seem determined that the cromby's arguments against placing Ireland under the to privilege they have achieved shall not fall a dead letter. der mercies of military law, “ Aimsy, and ably assend They are neither to be satisfied with virtual representation, by Mr Stanley." We have not a doubt however, that our nor persuaded to trust in Ministers," nor yet permit their liberal papers would have been more cantious, had they not more manageable representatives to repose undue confidence. believed that such men as Mr. George Sinclair, Mr. Catlar u Trust in Ministers” would ere this have placed Ireland Fergusson, General Sharpe, and Mr. Abercromby more to under that system of Algerine law against which, we re- Whig it out, undauntedly, like themselves, and follox Mr. joice to say, the most enlightened and influential of the Stanley's lead through thick and thin. Scottish members have lifted up their voice. Heartily do we congratulate the country upon the representatives o

MR. STANLEY's Logic" I must base Military law, the largest constituencies, the members for Edinburgh, Glas

a Coercive Bill—the more unconstitutioual the better; for gow, Dundee, Greenock, Dumfries, and Ayrshire having the course of justice is obstracted in Ireland-Juror cis.

not from intimidation do their duty."-Jurors tlock to voted against that infamous clause of a bill which our li- the Kilkenny Assize.""Ay!" says the Irish Secretary, beral Edinburgh newspapers, the Scotsman especially, con- “Look, there the effect of my Biul. Under the protecting tended for out and out, and must now, in common consis-shadow thrown from St. Stephen's to Kilkenny, by the kare tency, lament" to see pared down, tusk and claw, by its boldly forth." _«hen won't the shadow do, Mr. Secretary

name of my now battered Bill Jurors venture to con own projectors. This single vote from thèse Scottish mem- (now don't be in a passion, ) instead of the ugly substames" bers, and from Mr Abercromby and Mr Cutlar Fergus.No, you scoundrel! I must have mg Bill. Do you ne son, in particular, will at this epoch do incalculable perma- perceive that though one half the Juros, come out maker nent good, not to Ireland merely, but to the cause of regu- the shadow of its mighty name, the other half troop in lated constitutional freedom. "To Tory machinations the ly to spite me, and give the lie to my statements": people are so alert, that they will scarce be cheated from any way you must have your Bill, Mr. Secretary "_" 1

will have my Bill !". that quarter ; but the magic of the Whig name made this a danger of the most insidious character. Now the Whig P. S.-MR. GEORGE SINCLAIR's Speceh upon the Irish tools will pause; the Whig dupes will reflect ; and those Coercive Bill has been accidentally omitted in our repurt. arch-deceivers who have tried to hood-wink their own co

We give it briefly here. adjutors in the cabinet, and to experiment upon the gulli- If alterations in the measure were conceived recessary to

Mr. Sinclair objected greatly to these tardy alterating bility and subservience of the House of Commons through the government, why were they not made then the bill ** the disturbances in Ireland, and under the sanction of the before the Lords ?-(Hear.) They were calculated to tak still high and honoured names of Grey and Althorp, will tify the Lords--(Hear) and the government ought to lav find themselves foiled, if they have not already found it. weighed the maiter well and thoroughly long ago.(Hx* The Scottish members who have fallen under the open think that any case had been made out to justify zuch, 3 =

For his part he was opposed to the clause. He did. censure of their constituents are all Whigs. They are parture from the constitution. It was in fact this_chan Maxwell, Bannerman of Aberdeen, (a large promiser and for the poor, and cobwebs for the rich. pledger,) Colonel Leith Hay, of Banff, Admiral Fleming, Stirling, Mr Steuart, Haddington burghs, Mr. Fergusson,

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tion to their Irish measure was manifested in

quarters where the interests of Ireland have never en The month of April closes, leaving ministers in before beon considered. The noble part which a most embarrassing situation, and the public in the Irish members had acted in the Reform strug

doubt whether Lord Grey's Government can go on, gle was remembered with gratitude; and men de or if not, who is to succeed to it. Our retrospect were quick to perceive that the tampering with must be brief. In the end of March, some impor- the constitutional freedom of that country, might tant changes took place in the Cabinet. We an- be a prelusive step to the innovation of liberty in nounced the retirement of Lord Durham ; the this. Every new vote has lessened the respect Privy seal which he held was given to Lord God- and influence of the Ministry, who placed them erich, who evacuated the Colonial office to make selves in the ridiculous position of opposing every way for Mr. Stanley. To the great joy of Ireland, great measure, which, as members of Opposition, and the general satisfaction of the country, this they had defended and voted for. Their want of gentleman, after having struck a deadly blow at honesty was as evident as their weakness was conthe popularity of the Government of which he is a temptible; and a sense of this was shewn in the member, was “ kicked up stairs," and is now ready elections at Mary-le-bone, Gloucester, Sunderland, to do battle with the planters, or turn his arms, and Cumberland. If Sir John Hobhouse and Mr. which is quite as likely, against the friends of the Ellice succeeded at Westminster and in Coventry, immediate abolition of slavery. He is succeeded in it was from confidence in the individuals, and from no the Secretaryship of Ireland by Sir John Hobhouse, returning contidence in the Government, of which a man from whom good is augured. In the mean they formed a part. After being on the brink of time, the Irish Bill has, after a little vapouring, ruin, for two months, the Budget has either sealed fallen almost a dead letter. The business of the their fate for ever, or will be the means of their country was impeded, the empire was distracted, restoration, according as the warning is improved. and confidence in the wisdom and honesty of Earl The announcement that there would be no relief Grey's ministry undermined, to carry a mea- from oppressive taxation ; that a pitiful bit-by-bit sure which will have no other immediate effect commutation, grounded on a plan which discovered than to increase the influence of O'Connell, and great únskilfulness, or utter ignoránce of business, recruit the ranks of the repealers. Ultimately, was all that the nation could either obtain or hope it may be the instrument of obtaining Poor Laws for, has been followed by a universal burst of indigfor Ireland, the foolishness of man working the nation. Was this budget the first-fruits of the Rewill of a beneficent Providence. Our summary of form Bill ? Are we to be told that no substantial reParliamentary business gives a view of the most trenchment could be effected, and that the people important public events of the month.

must continue to groan under their burdens ? and is y may sweepingly affirm that the late discussions it for this that the Whigs have been maintained in

on flogging, the ballot, and a property-tax— power? The meeting in London shews that this feelthough nominally lost, foretell a recognition of ing, whether“ treasonable" or " rebellious," is unieach of these principles at no distant day. Mr. versal; and that, on this point, it must be given way Hume has, on his second attempt in the present to. But the vote of Friday night completed the emsession, obtained at least à partial abolition of barrassment of the Government. The landed interest sinecures. The civil emancipation of the Jews contrived by a ruse, or perhaps by simply followwill be carried almost without opposition; and we ing their selfish instincts, to place the Ministry in believe that the best-informed of the Tory party a position which must either compel them to rein the House of Lords are too prudent to risk a sign, or to remodel their scheme of finance, whesecond collision with the Commons on the Church ther by retrenchment or the immediate imposition Reform Bill. There may be opposition, but it of a property-tax, to provide for the current expenwill evaporate in words, or in a few wordy protests. | diture. Retrenchment at present, to the extent

We intimated, in last Register, that the Whigs required, is impossible, if faith be kept with the were rapidly going down hill. A streng opposi- | natiopal creditor. A property tax, or the tempo.

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rary miserable shift of a vote of credit must tical offences were made tiable by courts impartial, be the resource. Current rumours, contradic" because jurymen dared notion would not, do their tory on most points, concur in the resigpation duty. This was Earl Grey's argument, whes se the country than it ought to be to the friends and earnestly upot'

the impunity enjoyed by pe the country than it ought to be to the friends cal agitators. Well—is this state of things álterof that most bungling of all Finance Ministers, is the courage or honesty of Irisb jurors more to be who might have retired a few months back with depended upon now than some weeks ago? Musz the credit of good intentions, but who is now near ters say that it is not; and yet declare in the sec ly driven from office with disgrace, which should breath, that the provision for the trial of posts be shared with the junto of which he may prove offences, which the House of Commons has struck the scape-goat. It is reported that Mr. Ellice is out of the court-martial clause, was unimportas: to succeed Lord Althorp. "It is certain that a Cabi- and unnecessary. Inconsistency, to use a very mil net Council was held on Saturday, where a plan term, can go no further. Is this the straightforward

, of operations was formed for the following week,

manly conduct, which would be worthy of Earl

Grey ? which, if successful, may enable the Ministry with But let us see what Lord Brougham has to say a few partial changes to go on a little longer. It about this famous court-martial clause, and te is stated that Earl Grey was so indignant at the amendments thereinvote on the malt tax, that he threatened to resign, With reference to exempting certain offences from the but was moved from this purpose by the représen- jurisdiction of the courts-martial, he could not let this tations of his colleagues.

those offences were well and wisely excepted. The ques The funds have remained steadier than might difficult for jurors, and even judges, which come beton en

tions of combination and conspiracy, were among the Best have been expected, in the belief that Ministers courts. It would be unwise to combine the enfortines will provide for the crisis, and remain in office, of tithes, and questions concerning it, with the jurisdictio with the exception of Lord Althorp who cannot of a court martial.” well continue longer in his present situation. We agree entirely with the Chancellor. Veris

he speaks like a Daniel. But why did he not farou HOUSE OF PEERS.

his colleagues in the Cabinet, when they LOCAL JUDICATURES.-Lord Brougham, on Thurs- brooding over their “infernal” measure, with this day the 28th March, moved the first reading of a sage opinion, of which he has at length been deliBill to establish local judicatures in England. The vered? Why did he not, in his place as a Peer of bill was similar in principle, and in the majority of the realm, as the first law authority in the kingdom, its provisions, to the one which he formerly sub- advise the possessors of hereditary poster and mitted to the House.

wisdom to except "certain offences from the juris“Its object was the establishing, as it were, experimentally, diction of courts-martial,” whose incapacity to de in certain districts and counties, but ultimately in all the cide rightly respecting them he has thus salemoly counties and districts, after its advantages shall have been affirmed ? If Lord "Brougham can answer this proved in the experimental districts, local jurisdictions, for question with credit to himself, we sball be rejoiced the purpose of facilitating the administration of justice, and surprised. and not only facilitating, but bringing it home to the door, and placing it within the pecuniary reach of every subject objected to the adoption of that amendment which

The Opposition, as might be expected, strongly in the kingdom."

IR131 COERCION BILL.-On Monday the lst April prohibits the Lord-Lieutenant from "proclaiming", the Lords got hack their amended Bill. In an arti; therein. Earl Grey himself, indeed, seemed to dis

à district merely because tithes were not paid cle in the Spectator, entitled April Fools, we find the following clever and just account of the de- like it as much as the Duke of Wellington He

was of opinion that "it had certainly made a great bate:

“We pitied Earl Grey and his colleagues on Monday change in the operation of the bill;" and he aplast, when the amendments made by the Commons in the proached it with great regret.?!). The Duke of Wel. Irish Suppression Bill were presented for the sanction of lington declared that the effectof the claase would be the House of Peers. Never before were men driven to such expressly to exclude tithes from the protection to shifts to extricate themselves from the embarrassment in which all other kinds of property were entitled. which the necessity of supporting these amendments involved Lord Brougham made a joke of what is, after all

, them. As it was, they did not escape from the dilemma, no joking matter: at least the Premier thinks it but were gored by both horns of it."

rather a serious affair. Really the union and conThe Duke of Wellington, in reference to the sistency of these statesmen is very bishe. amendment of the court-martial clause one of those

The Ministers have one powerful consolation in unimportant and tribing alterations by which all the midst of all this contradiction, inconsistency

, political offences are excluded from its operation and consequent loss of character. They have put the question fairly enough. He said

drawn the House of Lords through as miny a road u Tlie question they had now to decide was, whether jus- as they have picked out for themselves. Hereditary tice could be executed or not. If it could, the country wisdom gulped down the bill, though not without onght not to be proclaimed, and courts-nartial ought pot to be adopted. If justice could not be executed, then courts.

making many a wry face at it. Lords Eldon, martial ought to have the power of trying those offenders Wypford, and Ellenborough knew that they were who could not be brought to trial in the ordinary course subjecting themselves to the scorn and mockery

of the law. If the latter was the case, then the amendments of the nation. It is lamentable and dudicrous to ost; ought not to be agreed to; if the former, the bill was unne bear old Lord Eldon upon this points His heart cessary."

oks within him when he thinks of what the This statement received no 'intelligible reply. country papers" will say about the House of Lord Plunkett entirely shirked the question. Poli- | Lords, and his voting with Ministers 1 for this bill

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