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Lord DunGlass's Pension.-Mr. Hume, on Wednes-bers presented similar female petitions against slavery. day the 8th, moved, " That a humble address be pre- Above 900 petitions were presented in all. sented to his Majesty, praying that he would be gracious. SIR ROBERT PEEL AND MR. COBBETT: -On Thursly pleased to issue a commission to the Law Officers of day Mr. Cobbett made his motion that Sir Robert Peel's the Crown to inquire into the validity of the appointment name be struck off the list of Privy Counsellors. Sir of Lord Dunglass as Chamberlain of Ettriçk. Forest, and Robert had carefully prepared himself by previous study into his right to that office subsequent to the death of of Cobbett's Register for this attack, to which indeed he George the Fourth.

lately gave the challenge. It was wrong of Mr. Cobbett His main object was to bring strikingly before the to give way to Sir Robert's art, or rather to his own temper, * House and the public, those instances of unmerited pen- and sacrifice so much time to this Passage of Arms. The

sions and costly sinecures by which this country had been behaviour of the members on this occasion, is thus deso long abused and impoverished. The chief business of scribed in the Spectator :-" The opportunity to show off the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland was the dis

was the grand incentive to the exertions of both speakers ; bursement and management of the hereditary revenues of but Sir Robert was decidedly the better showman of the the Crown in that country. On looking into the items of two ; and talked, as usual, of himself

, and his family--bis that disbursement, le found Lord Dunglass was set down

father's talents and low origin with well-acted humility. L.300 a-year As • Chamberlain of Ettrick Forest.” Now Mr. Cobbett rose to reply to a speech more full of fierce 9.He it was attempted to be represented that that salary was a

personalities than any which we recollect to have read.

Several of our self-named Liberal Journals who have En reduced one, from 1.500 to L.300; whereas the fact was lately fallen into desperate admiration of Sir Robert,

the original salary of the office was 500 “ punds Scotch," - that is, L.8. 125. Sterling; so that, in point of fact, so

are crowing in delight over the dressing be has given Cobfar from it being a reduced salary, the noble lord was re

bett. He has put him down! The House coughed, yelceiviny L.300, when all he was entitled to was L.8, 12s.

led, and groaned at Cobbett like a Covent-Garden mob,

which Sir John Hobhouse is attempting in vain to conci. A Member seconded the motion, and observed, that liate. Such conduct did Mr. Cobbett no harm, while it the appointment made by the present Ministry of a Go- certainly did the House no good. The motion was revernor to Berwick Castle, where there was only one gun, jected by 298 to 4; and subsequently, on the motion of and that honeycombed, had caused great dissatisfaction.

Lord Aliborp, every trace of the proceedings was erased Mr. Jeffrey (Lord Advocate) believed that the grant of from the minutes of the House, by the vote of a majority the pension to Lord Dunglass was illegal; but be thought of 295 to 4. that no decision ought to be made on the subject in Lord OBSERVANCE OF THE SABBATH BILL. Sir Andrew Dunglass's absence.

Agnew, on Thursday, at the suggestion of Sir Robert He was therefore of opinion that the best plan which Inglis, expressed his willingness to postpone the second the House could follow, would be the adoption of the mo- reading of this Bill. Mr. Warburton would not agree to tion of Mr. Hume. It was certainly a curious thing to the postponement, but would move as an amendment, give Lord Dunglass L.300 a-year for the collection of that the bill be read a second time that day six months. rents which did not amount to more than L.230 a year. Sir R. Inglis, Lord Althorp, Mr. Shaw, and Mr. Buxton,

Lord Morpeth obtained leave, which was granted unani-wished the bill to he postponed, but it was finally agreed mously, to bring in a bill to enable Quakers and Mora- that it should be brought forward. vians to make an afirmation in all cases where an oath at Sir Andrew Agnew advocated the principle of the bill present is required.

at great length, but in a tone of voice almost inaudible ; Army ESTIMATES.-On, Friday, when Mr. Hume

and moved its second reading. made some complaints of lavish expenditure, Lord John

Mr. Lefroy seconded the motion. Russell admitted that restrictions were necessary, but op: Mr. Hardy, Mr. Buxton, and Mr. A. Johnstone support

Mr. Plumtre, Mr. Lefroy, Mr. R. Grant, Mr. Shaw, posed those proposed. Mr. Ellice hoped something woulded the bill. be done in another session.

It was strongly opposed by Mr. Poulter, VOLUNTEERS. On the motion that a sum of Hill.

Mr. Roebuck, Lord Althorp, Lord Morpeth, and Mr. L. 103,318 be granted for the Volunteer Corps of the United Kingdom,

The House divided : for the second reading, 73; against Mr. O'Connell remarked, that he admired calling peo- said he would introduce it next Session.

it, 79; majority, 6; so the bill is lost; but Sir Andrew ple who served for pay, volunteers.

Cory LAWS.-On Thursday the 16th, two days after Mr. Fenton said, the Yeomaory were necessary at Earl Fitzwilliam's attempt in the House of Lords (which Huddersfield, for the operatives there last winter had

we notice in the report on the proceedings of that House) made some unpleasant demonstrations ; for instance, they was defeated, - Mr. Whitmore brought forward the followhad gutted his house. Mr. O'Connell, Mr. O'Connor, Lord A. Chichester,

ing resolutions :4'*

“ Ist, That the present system of Çorn Laws, founded and Colonel Perceval, made some brief remarks respect on a high and ever-varying scale of duties, while it fails of ing the Irish Yeomadry. Mr. Ellice said, that with respect to the vote of L.2,000 tends to cramp the trade and impair the general prosperity

conferring permanent benefit on the agricultural interest, for the Huddersfield corps, he would give it up, it Mr. of the country. Hume insisted npon it as unnecessary, after hearing what “ 20,—That an alteration of these laws, substituting in Captajn Fenton had said.

their stead a moderate duty, fixed at all periods except those Mr. Hume had no objection to people keeping up as of extreme dearth, while it indemnified the agriculturists for many of these military bodies as they liked-all he ob- the peculiar burders which press upon them, would, by rejected to was paying for them.

storing the commercial relations between this kingdom and Alderman Thompson moved for an account of all ves. foreign countries, increase the manufactures and render the sels detained by the Dutch embargo. Lord Palmerston price of the produce of the country more equal.” would not object to the returns.

The resolutions having been seconded,
COLONIAL SLAVERY.- Mr. Stanley's plan of Emanci-

Mr. Hume moved the following amendment to thein. pation, has pleased nobody, and is to be delayed, it is ex

“ That all the words after the word that, in Mr. While pected, to another session." On Tuesday the 14th he in more's resolutions be omitted, for the purpose of adding the troduced it, and enterad fully, and with much ability following words_“It is the opinion of this house that any into the details. The debate was then adjourced to the sort of corn, grait, meal, and four, which is now imported 30th May on the suggestion of Sir R. Peel, Mr. Bus-into the United Kingdom, shall be admissible at all times, ton objected to the postponement; he presented 300 peti- on payinent of a fixeu dutyu" tions, one signed by 187,000 women. Several of tbe mçm

He observed that other kiuds of property were subject to

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burdens from which land was free; and asked why the land- | took place on Wednesday opon tbis affair, 1 holders therefore should be allowed to possess a monopoly, was resumed on Thursday. more than nerchants and manufacturers ? As to the fund Mr. Roebuck asked Mr. Lamb, whether they ed property, it was a debt, and those who contracted it conla tion prohibiting the meeting, which bore no signatan. not justly tax it; that would be borrowing with one hand from the Home Office ? and paying with the other. If ihere were burdens on land Mr. Lamb declined discussing the sabject during the let them be taken off, and let taxation fall equally upon roner's inquest apons Cully. every species of property. He was for a free trade in corn. Mr. Roebuck wanted to know upon what it He went on to show the injurious operation of a system Government had issued the proclamation. which made bread dear, and enhanced the cost of our mann Sir John Campbell said, the discussion was irrego factures. He disapproved of Mr. Whitmore's plan because Mr. Roebuck repeated that he only wanted to hea. it retained the system of averages, which he thought highly ther the proclamation had Lord Melbourne's objectionable.

The meeting would have been a perfectly contempty & Lord Newark, Mr. F. O'Connor, and Captain Heathcote, if left to itself. The Government aeted very in opposed the resolution.

on this occasion. The people had been indulged te las · Lord Althorp admitted the vast importance of the sub-ters for three years in holding meetings of this dream ject; but he thought the time selected for its discussion most and in using violent language ; and he did not say inopportune. The House was completely engrossed at pre-could turn round upon their old allies. The propose sent with matters of the highest importance, on which pub- don had long been accustomed to assemble and saia lic excitement was very great; and surely it would not be sense; and on this occasion, if they had bers let alone advisable to add this to the others. He was not an advocate would have talked a great deal, and nothing we for the present system of Corn Laws; and he did not think | been done. that the flanded interest had benefited so much by them as Mr. O'Connell stated his opinion that the police ba was generally imagined. He intended to vote against Mr. right to disperse the crowd, without reading te Hume's amendment, with the view of voting againt Mr. first. Whitmore's resolutions when they came before the Horse. Sir John Campbell maintained that it was mit

Mr Baring thought that the most alarming circumstance to read the riot act before proceeding to disperse a se in the consideration of the question was, the view taken of Factory BILL.-Lord Ashley gave notiee that it by Lord Althorp, who thought that the law was unsatis- make his motion on the 17th June, whether the i factory-as bad as it could possibly be. (“ No, No.") sioners had reported or not.

Lord Althorp said he had only expressed his doubts as to IRISH CHURCH REFORM BILL-On the motimi the degree of benefit which the Corn Laws conferred upon ing into Committee, Mr. Gillon complained that the landed interest.

did not go half far enough, contending that ne pas del Mr. Baring said, if Lord Althorp thought that the law be taxed to support a system of religion te which their 372 could be improved, what time could be better than the pre- opinions did not conform. He moved an amendment that sent? They had been sitting for three months, and nothing the revenues of the Irish Church be applied to part: had been done'; and now, the noble Lord, although he dis general utility, after the demise of the present inness liked the system, thought that this was not the tinie for at Mr. C. Rippon seconded the amendment, which was tempting its improvement. He onght to have taken some de posed by Lord Althorp and Mr. Sinclair : 2 cided line. What injury had any gentlemen sustained from

Colonel Evans, Mr. Finn, and Mr. Roeback, support the present. Corn laws? He had not heard of any such in the amendment. The latter gentleman observed to it

There was, he contended, no necessity for altering was hardly fair do mix up the question of the Engká extathe Corn laws, and tampering with our present prosperity.

blishment in this country. He must say that te sedie Poor Lord Althorp was evidently in one of his customary Lord had not done for them what justice and sety scrapes; and Lord Palmerston came to the rescue.

He quired. complained that Mr. Baring had misrepresented Lord Al

The House divided-For the motion, 193_fæ the thorp; who had not promised, at any future time, to take amendment, 16Majority, 109. the subject into consideration, but had merely given an

The House then went into Committee, and the BiH was opinion, (in which he concurred,) that the Corn laws were proceeded with as far as the 19th clause, at wtich stage of not so benchcial to the landed interest as was geverally sup

the Bill the House resumed. / posed.

PENSIONS.—Mr D. W. Harvey mored for returns of Colonel Wood, Mr. C. Fergusson, and Mr. Bennet, op- all peusions paid out of the civil list. His object was to posed the resolutions. Mr. Robinson also thought the dis- put this question distinctly to the House, wberber any cussion of the subject inopportune.

portion of the public money was to be received by my Mr. O'Connell complained, that this question was always persons of either sex, for which some known and assiste discussed without reference to the wants of the great body service had not been rendered. He did not seen as the of the people, but as one of protection to agriculture. But present occasion to attack either military er mal seethere would be no magic in the Reformed Parliament unless

cures. Observing the number of ladies on the list, we they gave the people cheap food. (Great uproar.) When he of the scandalous cheap publications, circalaced in the said that the people ought to have cheap food, Members, as

metropolis, insinuated that the “considerations" wazof usual, expressed their dissatisfaction. (Cries of “No, no!

a nameless description ; he could not therefore but think Shaine, shame!"), The country would say to such proceed that the fair recipients would be anxious to show the site ings as these-“ You gentry of England, who have the stantial nature and character of the services they fed repower to make laws, heed not the poor man's claim, but at

dered. He was surprised to find that pensions were given his expense add to your riches, and aggravate his poverty | his late Majesty. The number was 198, and the amount

out of the civil list to the domestic housebold servants ei tenfold.

Mr. Hame, finding there was much differeuce of opinion they received L.14,446. He contended that if the persis respecting his amendment, would withdraw it.

were disappointed in their just expectations of reinde Lord Althorp then moved the previous question.

ment from a Reformed Parliament, they would lock for The House divided : for Lord Althorp's amendment, 305 ;

that retrenchment to a revolution in the institutions of the against it, 106; majority for Ministers, 199.

country. The bon. member concluded by moving for a COMMUTATION OF TITHES IN ENGLAND AND WALES. pension lists heretofore paid out of the civil fisk.

return of all persons on the English, Irish, and Scotch -Friday night, Lord Althorp brought in a bill for this purpose, which was read a first time, and ordered to be read

Mr Hume seconded the motion. a second time that day fortnight.

Lord Althorp at once admitted, as a general principle, THE NATIONAL ('Orvention. Some conversation in the shape of sinecures or otherwise, unless for pubize

that no person was entitled to receive pay from the peuple,


services past or to come. He objected to extend the re maintaining that the contradictions ougbt to be artjusted, urn to pensions on the civil list, because over them Par- and that the requisite information might soon be collected. Tament had no control during the life-time of the mon [The Examiner's notice of this gentleman's little irch, to whom they had appropriated a certain sum which speech is too good to be lost. The speech is still better. nust be left to his disposal; but he would not oppose the Mr. C. Buller would bey of the hon. Mover to divide motion so far as it related to pensions on the Consolidated the House on the question, and vot leave the subject to Fund wliich were beretofore paid out of the civil list. the discretiou of the Government-Ist, Because his Ma.

Mr. D. W. Harvey agreed that his motion should be jesty's Ministers might not, perhaps, be always in office, o modified.

and the motion should theretore Dil be postponed; 2dly, On the suggestion of Mr. Hume, the pensions on the Because his Majesty's Ministers had quite enough to do four and a half per cent. Barbadoes Duties were included already ; 3uly, Because his Viajesty's Ministers did not in the return.

do everything so well that he thouyht the House ought to The motion was then put and carried.

confide more to them than was absoluicly necessary; and, HOUSE AND Window Tax.-Sir S. Whalley moved a 4thly, Because ihe motion was one which ought to emanate resolution that the house and window taxes should cease from the House generally, and not from the Ministers] on the 5th October next. He argued at considerable length

Mr. C. Wyou thought that the House ought not to against the continuance of these taxes, on the ground of

come to any decision until the business of the Election their injustice and partiality, and of the inability of the Committees was over. people to pay them. His motion would give the Noble

The House eventually divided on the original motion. Lord half the financial year for the purpose of making his Aves, 68;, Noes, 95: Majority, 26. arrangements, and he (Sir S. W.) was convinced that redue.

JEWISH EMANCIPATION.-Mr. R. Grant moved the tions might be made in the expenditure sufficient to meet the deficiency.

second reading of the Jewish Disabilities Removal Bill.

Sir R. Inglis opposed the Bill, chiefly on the ground Mr. Alderman Wood supported the motion, which was opposed by Mr. S. Rice, the Attorney-General, and Mr. yislature. Majority in favour of the second reading, 137.

that it would destroy the Christian character of the LeSergeant Spankie. Col. Evans, Mr. Brotherton, and Sir W. Ingilby support-held up and turned round and round, now looked at in

We cannot wonder that Ministers writhed at being thus ed the motion, the latter gentleman contending that a Pro- respect of this unworthiness and now of that, so up got perty tax should be substituted.

Mr. Ellice, and began whimpering as follows :Mr. Roebuck, Mr. Tooke, and Mr. Hume also supported

He had not expected such animadversions on the Go. the motion.

Mr. Ward said that the amount of these taxes, if repeal vernment from the hon. Member who had just sat down, ed, would immediately go into the pockets of the landlords. especially as, in general, the hon. Member placed cond

He thought that Lord Althorp contended that all the land in towns, and sence in the measures of Government. all the shops, were held at a sort of monopoly price, and that they might be freed from such remarks, if they had had

no other merit than that of having made so great and succonsequently the tax would ultimately be paid by the land. lorts, though the advantage of the reduction would in the cessful an experiment as the Reform Bill was admitted on meantime go to those who had leases. He objected to the all hands to be. motion altogether, because so large an amount of taxation

THE BALLOT ON TRIAL.-It having been distinetly could not be spared ; but it these taxes must be repealed, it proved that gross bribery had been employed in the Hertwould be better to repeal them at once than in October. ford election, and a committee being about to be appointed

Mr Hawes moved, as an amendment, that the time of the to proceed against it, Colonel Evans moved an amendment discontinuance of these taxes should be the 5th of April, to the effect that the Members for Hertford should be in future instead of the 5th of Oct,, in order to obviate the objection elected by ballot, as the only means of preventing bribery that the original resolution would interfere with the ar. and corruption. Mr Tynte supported the motion, and said rangements of the financial year. The amendment was ne he had been converted to the Ballot by the proceedings begatived without a division, and the House having divided fore the Hertford Election Committee. At the suggestion on Sir S. Whalley's resolution, it was lost by a majority of of Mr. E. J. Stanley and Mr. O'Connell, who said that it 149, the numbers being 124 and 273.

would be in the power of the Committee to recommend the THE REFORM Bill.—Mr. Tooke, pursuant to notice, vote by Ballot, Colonel Evans withdrew his motion, and moved for the appointment of a select Committee, to con

the Committee was appointed. sider and report what alterations and amendments might Mr. O'Connell afterwards moved for leave to bring in a be made in the Reform Act, with a view to lessen the ex Bill to disfranchise the borough of Carrickfergus. The penses and difficulties of registration. He said he would motion was agreed to. gladly have left the subject in the hands of the Ministers, but they declined to utidertake it; and as he deemed it requisite that a remedy should he provided, after so many

'The indignation and disappointment which the rejection contradictory decisions, he submitted the present motion.

of Sir John Kry's motion has produced in the Metropolis is Lord J. Russell objected to the motion. If defects arose

extensive and alarming. The householders of the principal on a fair trial of the act, the Ministers were bound to pro- parishes are preparing to meet early next week, to take the pose remedies; but he cousidered that they ought to wait, conduct of the Ministry and of their own representatives inand see the effects of another registration,

to consideration. The accounts from the country are of The Solicitor-General also opposed the motion.

the same tenor. In the large manufacturing districts, the Mr. Warburton moved as an amendment that the in. greatest excitement prevails; and the determination to offer quiries and the report of the committee should be confined

at least a passive resistance to the collection of the assessed to "such contradictory decisions as might have been made

taxes is spreading rapidly through the kingdom. by election committees, and by the registering barristers." It is a curious faet, and strongly indicative of the way

Mr. B. Carter, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Ellice, and others, in which affairs are conducted in Parliament, that Sir resisted the committee, on the ground that another regis Francis Burdett, who voted against Mr. Attwood's motion tration, from the increased knowledge of the bill, might on the Currency question, had previously offered to second remove many contradictions, and render another bill un- fit.-Spectator. (It shews, at least, that Sir Francis is a necessary; while Mr. Hume, Mr. Wynn, Mr. O'Connell, curious personage.] Mr. Jervis, Mr. Wallace, and Mr. C. Buller supported the For the consummation of folly and apostacy, Governcommittee, especially as asked for in the amendment, ment is breaking ground against the press. We thought • This is the resolution and debate which has drawn down the anger Sun is the object of prosecution. The Ministry will not

Cobbedt had given it a sickener of this work. The True of the Scotsman upon the Londoners and the member for Mary-le

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FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. the extensive stables of Messrs. Kipp and Brown, in the

corner of Hudson and Bank Streets, and before assistance FRANCE,

could be rendered, upwards of forty horses perished in the ACCOUCHEMENT OF The DuçHES$ DE BERRI.-Ou flames. Friday the 3d instant, the French Government received a

The New York papers state that the new republica of telegraphic despatch from General Bugead, at Blaye, an. America are now in the enjoyment of greater tranquillity nouncing that the Duchess de Berri was safely delivered of than they have known at any period, which we recollech, a daughter at half-past three o'clock the same morning, and since the commencement of their revolutions. So far 28 that the Duchess and ' her infant were as well as could be

we know, there are no military operations going on, and expected.

no preparations making for any, with the single exception At the moment of her accouchement the Duchess de of the annual difficulties on some of the frontiers of L3 Berri declared that she was married to the Count Hector Plata with the roving Indian tribes. de Lucchesi Palli.

AN AMERICAN Town BURNED.-The Baltimore Ga. The official documents relative to this event were receiv- zette of April 18, contains the following awful intelligence: ed in Paris on Sunday last, and copies of them were trans--Cumberland is burned to the ground'! Cumberland, mitted to the Foreign Ambassadors and inserted in the which is the chief town of Alleghany county, Maryland, Moniteur. They contain some amusing particulars. is supposed to contain about 5,000 inbabitants. The child is named Anne Marie Kosalie. The titular

WEST INDIES. father, Count Lucchesi Palli, is Neapolitan Envoy at the By the Leeward Island Mail, we have papers from the Hague; from which, it :ppears from the Private Corres- different Islands to the 25th ult. A most awful shock of pondence of the Times, he has not absented himself during an earthquake had been felt at St. Christopher, wbieh lastri the last twelve months at least. When he was first asked

for some seconds, and was followed by upwards of fifty to allow the Duchess's child to be fathered upon him, others. Most of the inhabitants left their houses, and took (we learn from the same authority) he demanded about refuge on board the vessels in the harbour. The parish L.120,000 as a compensation ; but subsequently took less. Church, Custom-house, &c., have greatly suffered. Sereral

'The Chamber of Deputies has passed the Education Bill, chimneys and walls were thrown down. which establishes one or more elementary schools in every At Antigua, also one of the severest shocks that has bea township or village.

felt in that island for nearly 40 years, occurred there ea SPAIN.

the 8th Feb., about 12 o'clock at night, and lasted nearly Madrid, May. 13.—Preparations for the ensuing Cortes thirty seconds. are progressing with great activity, and on a more splendid The accounts from the Havanna to the 29th of March and extensive scalc. The principal square will soon be in /inclusive, state, that up to that date the number of victimes readiness for the exhibition of a royal bull-fight, the expense to the cholera was estimated at six thousand personasAc of which alone will amount to nearly L.10,000; and apart. counts had also been received of its having broker ogt at ments are being fitted up in all quarters of the city for the Matanzas. accommodation of the numerous strangers who are expect.

MEXICO. ed from the provinces. In honour of the occasion, a decree MATAMORAS, March 4.-THE CHOLERA IN MEXICO. will be published extending the late amnisty, and removing - The cholera has reached this country and prevails at all exceptions ; to say nothing of a world of pensions, grades, manv scattered places. At Rancho, out of a population, and favours which his Majesty is to coufer on the nobility of 475, only 25 remained alive. of the Court, and on the Deputies.

VAN DIEMAN'S LAND. Letters from Madrid mention that negotiations are on foot Our latest arrivals from Van Diemen's Land are of for a marriage between the eldest son of Don Carios and December 21st. The following extract from the Gazette the King's daughter.

relates to the defalcation of the colonial treasurer. He FORTUGAL.

is minus L. 100,000. His friends have supplied L-3,000. The friends of Pedro are holding out strong hopes of his but the Government threaten to act severely on his boud.

Oporto is in a dreadtul state of suffering from want and disease. Cholera still rages there and in Lisbon. Canada COMPANY.–Wednesday week a special meet.

BROTHERLY LOVE._Don Miguel lat«ly visited his ing of the shareholders was held. The report stated that army before Oporto, and at one time in riding along the the total sales of land by the Company, last year, were lines, was visible to his dear brother, Dou Pedro--the two 114,804 acres, of which 89,779 obtained an average of Ils. worthies, accounts state, simultaneously cocked their respec- 4d. per acre; and 25,025, in the Huron trach, 75. 64. per tive telescopes to their eyes, and viewed each other, “like acre. The produce of these sales was L.60,300, the two strange cats in a garret." On Pedro's putting down cost of the land sold in the Crown reserves, at 3s. 24. per his glass, he remarked to Sir John Milley Doyle, “ D-nacre, was L.14,210; and that in the Huron tract, L.3.12. me if I see any alteration in the scamp;" and we have the produce of the sales of land, added to other items of heard from Head Quarters that, by a “ curious coincidence,' income, made a total of 1.60,700, leaving a balance in so closely did their their fraternal knowledge and feelings favour of the Company of L.35,485. As Government assimilate, that Mig., on finishing his examination of his intended to raise the minimum price of land from Is. to brother's mug, exclaimed, “ He has the same scheming väga- | 12s. per acre, it was anticipated that the Company would bond countenance he always had."

obtain improved prices also. HOLLAND AND BELGIUM.

EAGLAND. The Dutch King is coming to l'eason it is said ; and hopes are entertained of an adjustment of all differences. The Queen held her fourth Drawing-room for the seaThe Prince of Orange and his consort are expected in Eug- son ou Thursday. It was more fully attended than any land.

this year, and the presentations were very numerous. At TURKEY AND EGYPT.

this drawing-room, Miss Ada Byron was presepted. Peace has not, it seems, been concluded with the Pacha Their Majesties gave a State ball on Friday evening of Egypt, as was very confidently announced last week. (the first this season) at the Palace at St James's, wbich The settlement of the 'affairs of the East, it is now said, was attended by about seven hundred of the nobility aud is to be effected by protocols between the allied powers. Il gentry. will be curious to see how the Turk will perform his part Visit of THE DUKE OF ORLEANS.-- His Royal Highin this mode of settlement.

ness the Duke of Orleans, who is at present in Lago, UNITED STATES.

is anout to make an excursion through the North of Enga We have American papers to the lst instant; they le land. cord one of the most desolating tires ever known in New Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte and his brother Lucian, York. The fire commenced about 11 o'clock at night, in lu ile lile member lor Tipperary, sat under


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the gallery of the House of Commons one evening lately and delightful in England as io Scotland. From Kent during the debate. They were accompanied by Lord they write that, during the last ten days, the bines have Dudley Stuart, M.P., who is likewise married to a daugh- almost literally been running up the poles. Several bines ter of Lucien.

in the neighbourhood of Maidstone have grown no less MODEST PROPOSAL.—Sir R. Heron, on Thursday, gave than ten feet in as many days; a quickness of growth we notice, that, June 13, he should apply for leave to bring in believe almost unprecedented, and only to be accounted a bill.“ to prevent the necessity of a member holding an

for by the very sudden advance of summer weather. office under the crown vacating his seat in Parliament upon THE ARMY.The Regiments of the line are immedian erchange of office;" alias to supersede the necessity ofately to stop recruiting, until their strength is fifty below appealing to the constituency as to the propriety of the their present establishment, by which means a reduction of member's conduct, in the event of his taking higher or eight thousand men will be indirectly effected in a few other office. Such an act would have been very useful to months. Sir J. C. Hobhouse. Standard.

On Thursday the first division of the reserve companies FACTORY CHILDREN.-A crowd of children employed of the 720 regiment, left Aberdeen for Perth They are in the Leuds factories, said to exceed three thousand in

to be succeeded by the reserve of the 93d, presently quarterpumber, assembled before Scarborough's Hotel in Leeds, ed in Fort George. on Thursday week, to present a protest to the Factory

The last division of the 424 marched from Berwick on Commissioners against their proceedings. The protest Tuesday, and have been succeeded by the reserve companies concluded in these words;_" Better would it have been of the 25th, the first division of which arrived there on had a millstone been tied about your necks and ye cast Monday, and the remainder on Friday, into the depths of the sea, rather than have been appointed to dishonour God, and wound ibe objects of his care by

GREAT MEETING AT BIRMINGHAM-Monday was offending one of these little ones." More than 15,000 the day fixed for the meeting at Birminghain to address the persons were present as spectators, and the crowd was su

King to remove his present Ministers, and for the other obgreat that many fainted.

jects stated in Mr. Attwood's letter. AN EXTRAORDINARY TRIO... The votes at the West. At a quarter to twelve o'clock, the Halesowan and Dud. minster election seem to have been given in a very curious ley Unions, preceded by Mr. Thomas Attwool, jun., and manner. The Tory steward of Lord Exeter canvassed

two other gentlemen, dressed in silk scarfs, and accompanied for Colonel Evans, and got him many votes.

Sir John by a numerous band of music, and a very gay collection of Hobhouse was also supported by gentlemen who perhaps Aags and banners of every colour, came on the ground, and never agreed together on any political question in their

were received with loud cheers. lives, and, amongst other votes, received those of Mr. Next followed a banner with the words “ Repeal of the Ewart, Lord Saudon, and General Gascoyne!

Legislative Union :" on the next was, “ Hereditary bondsThe Assessed Taxes.—Many meetings have been men, know ye not, who would be free, themselves must held in London to get rid of the Assessed Taxes, or even

strike the blow ?" on another was, “ Happy homes sal algoing the length to organize a passive resistance to the

tars free ;" on another were, “ Cheap religion, cheap gopayment of them. The Whigs seem infatuated by their vernment, cheap bread.” impolitic adherence to this obnoxious impost.

Immediately following the bands and banners came an

open carriage, in which were Mr. Attwood, Mr. O'Connell, London UniveRSITY.—The Council have yielded to M.P., the Rev. Mr. M'Donnell, the Catholic clergyman of the feeling pretty generally manifested by the proprietors Birmingham, Mr. Muntz, and one or two others. Some at the late meeting, and the future management of the Uni accounts state that there were 70,000 or 80,000 persons versity is to be intrusted to the Professors, who take upon present, others make the numbers as high as 120,000. themselves the whole current expenses.

Mr. G. F. Muntz was called to the chair ; and after the The question in regard to the East India Company's meeting had been addressed at great length by Mr. T. Attcharter is to be brought under the consideration of the wood, and Mr. O'Connell, Mr. B. Hadley proposed the first reHouse of Commons by Mr. Charles Grant on Tuesday the solution, which was as follows :-“ 1. That his Majesty's Ilth of June.

Ministers. First, by violating the constitution and deWe are assured that the Bank Directors, after a protract-stroying the liberties of Ireland ; Secondly, by refusing to ed negotiation, have finally made an arrangement with the allow the right of voting by ballot, necessary to their proGovernment, which they hope the proprietors will sanction, tection in their just and legal franchise; Thirdly, by their and even approve. The terins of the bargain are, by a mu

denial of general distress amongst the industrious classes, and tual understanding, to be kept secret.

their refusal of inquiry into the means of its relief; FourthThe committees of the parishes of St. John and St. Mar, ly, by their refusal to make any perceptible reduction in garet had a meeting, at which it was unanimously resolved the present overwhelming load of taxation, by their perpeto call upon Sir Francis Burdett to resign his seat for West- tuating the house and window tax, notwithstanding the minster.” Mr. William Brougham, and Dr. Lushington relief so imperatively demanded by the present depressed have also been desired to resign, but they will take no state of trade, and wore especially persevering in inflicting hint.

on the country the whole of the unjust oppressive malt tax, Sir Robert Peel has been again invited to join the Mi-although its partial abolition had been decided on by a de. nistry, and has positively refused. [This appears in a pri- liberate vote of the House of Commons, both of which parvate letter in the Dumfries Courier.)

tial and odious taxes are merely necessary to finish them ANTI-SLAVERY DELEGATES AND THE WEST In. with the means of maintaining tyranny in Ireland and DIANS.- At a numerous meeting of the Anti-Slavery misery in England_have betrayed the confidence of the Delegates from the country, held in London, last week, the people, and turned their sanguine hopes into despair." following resolution was agreed to unanimously :-“ That, Mr. Whitchouse seconded it: it was then put and carried assuming the plan published in the Times newspaper on the unanimously 13th of May inzt., to be authentic, this plan does not recog Mr. G. Edmonds proposed the second résolution. nise the right of the slave to his liberty," without delay 46 2. That the annexed petition to our most gracións and without condition," as explained in the Memorial of Sovereign, humbly praying him to dismiss his present Mi. the Delegates of the 18th of April last; and it is, there- nisters, be adopted as the petition of this meeting : that it fore, in the opinion of this meeting, neither " safe nor satis- be signed in their name, and on their behalt, by a comunit. factory." This meeting does, consequently, repeat its fixed tee of the following gentlemen, viz. :........ determination not to relax its exertions, individually or And that Earl Fitzwilliam be respectfully requested to precollectively, to obtain the entire and immediate Abolition sent it to his Majesty." of Slavery, throughout the British dominious.

At seven o'clock in the evening all was quiet ; the meetTue WEATHER.—The month of May has been as hot | ing had dispersed in the most peaceable manner possible..

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