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a petition from the Jurors who sat on the Coroner's Northumberland House was rated at L. 1.500, and Inquest on the body of Cully the Policeman.* paid 44. per square foot ; while Lord Burlington's, which He said that he had to charge the Government with 4.1,300, and paid only 2 d. the square foot.
occupied about the same space of ground, was rated a
Lord Los creating, instead of preventing a riot. He strongly re. donderry paid 2s.6d. per foot, and Mr. Baring only ls 31.; probated the conduct of Government in procuring the in
and he was sure Mr. Baring was as well able to pay bis quisition to be quashed, and asked why another had not share of taxation as the noble Marquis ; and although ta lieen called for? He moved that the petition do lie on
was a Tory, it was very hard to make him pay so much the table.
Mr. Lamb (the Under-Secretary) denied that the meeting was a contemptible one, and maintained that their After going through a long list of houses whose object, and mode of pursuing it, was illegal. Their object rating was very unequally proportioned to their was manifestly to procure a meeting of delegates from all real value, and the property of their occupants, he parts of the country, to supersede the authority of Parlia- concluded with the following remark:
The meeting was not prevented, because the Police had no right to send persons away from any par
Many of the newspapers had expressed a great deal of ticular spot, who had committed no breach of the peace.
concern for the existence of the present Ministry, and bad He avowed that orders were issued from the Home Office tion if the Whig Ministry was defeated in another place
said that the country would be threatened with a revoluto seize the singleaders, but not until the meeting was constituted.
upon the Irish Church Bill; but if Government would
not relax some of these burdeos upon the people, he bad The debate was adjourned. When resumed, rather see them out; and he could assure the Tories, that
Colonel Evans said, that no imputation lay upon the if they were willing to 'pledge themselves to a repeal of Jury; the Coroner was the person to be blamed.
some of the most odious taxes, they might take the reins · Mr. Cobbett condemned the conduct of the Police ; whom of government with perfect safety. (A laugh.) he called “ gendarmerie,” and wished that the people had
FACTORIES REGULATION BILL. peace-officers of their own choosing. He denied that there This bill was read a second time on Monday, was any proof of the meeting being an illegal one. The the 10th, on the motion of Lord Ashley. Lord Police had been complimented, and complimented, too, Althorp stated, that in the report of the Comthrough fear. He would allow that there was cause for terror, fo., in fact, they were now like the mouchards—the missioners, which would soon be laid upon the mouehards of Paris—half-a-dozen men, or even half-a-do- table, it was recommended that the hours of labour zen of the members of that House could scarcely stand in for children under fourteen should be limited to the street now, but one of them reared his long blue body eight hours daily. over them, peering into their faces, and trying to make out what they were talking about. Now, was it not most humiliating to be dogged and watched wherever you went by leave to bring in a bill to alter and amend the ex
Mr. Fryer, on Tuesday the 11th, moved for these menacing fellows?
Sir William Horne (Attorney-General) defended the con- isting Corn Laws. His object, he said, was not to duct of Governinent, and of the Law Officers.
pull down the aristocracy or the King, but to proSeveral members spoke in defence of Govern
cure food and employment for the people. ment. Mr. Roebuck said,
He hoped that Lord Althorp, however, would support It had always been found that the four Judges were ready his motion; and he was sure that Mr. Poulett Thompson to support the Crown. From the time of ship-money down- ought to support it, as he bad lately at Manchester hoisted wards, they had always been found on the side of despo- the flag of free trade. tism. Nothing that had now taken place would prevent Lord Althorp thought that as the question had been him from taking any further steps he might deem necessary. already thoroughly discussed this session, it was not neThe petition was then laid on the table.
cessary to go over the ground again. Lost by 72 to 47. On the 18th, Colonel Evans moved for leave to
On Monday the 17th, the House went into a bring in a bill to amend so much of the Reform committee on this Bill, which, it can never be forAct as related to the payment of rate and house-gotten, was brought forward a twin measure, along tax as a qualification. The effect of that clause with the Irish Coercion Bill. It was the great had been to disfranchise 300,000 voters. In West- measure of the session, by which the Whigs minster, it was expected, there would be 18,000 pledged themselves to stand or fall. If they could voters, and there was only 6,000. The motion was
not carry their Church Reform Bill entire, there lost by 84 to 24.
was no more work for them, Ninety several On the 20th, Colonel Evans presented a petition opposition. On the 42d, which relates to the ro
clauses' of small import were carried with little from the parish of St. Anne's for the repeal of these tation in which the Irish Bishops take their places taxes. He had the highest authority for saying, that they were
in Parliament, Mr. Pryme moved that no Irish improper ones, for Lord Althorp had himself voted against Bishop, not a Bishop at the passing of the Bill, them when out of office.
should hereafter sit in the House of Lords. This Lord Althorp said he had voted against them, but not was opposed of course, Mr. Stanley rightly aladvocated a repeal,
leging that the principle applied equally to the [Is not this a beautiful distinction ? ]
English Bishops. What a conjurer! Colonel Evans proceeded to state several in. Lord Althorp said he did not mean to deny that stances of the gross inequality with which these there was a feeling against the Bishops remaining taxes were levied.
legislative Peers; but his impression was that the It is to be noticed, that the King's Bench had sum,
feeling was not general. Mr. Pryme's motion marily superseded the verdict of this Jury. The case will would be a total alteration of the constitution ! be seen it page 80 of this Register for May.
Twenty-eight more clauses were carried' on suh
AMENDMENT OF THE REFORM BILL.
IRISH CHURCH REFORM BILL.
HOUSE AND WINDOW TAX.
* strongly on
sequent nights--and on Friday the 21st came the Lord John Russell said, the question to be considered final tug. It was on the 147th clause, the only was, whether, at the present season, they would think it
worth while to pass a bill which contained many essential clause worth contending for, the only one in benefits, although it did not sanction a principle to which which a principle is involved ; for it matters little there now existed great, and, perhaps, insuperable objec. to the people whether a certain quantity of money, tions. (Cheers from the Tories.) He felt himself bound which it went to place at the disposal of Parlia- to do all in his power for the security of property, and to ment, be divided among twenty Bishups or 20,000 volution once a year.*
promote tranquillity. The country could not stand a rechurchmen. To the astonishment of the House,
Mr. Stanley, who stood sponsor to this monMr. Stanley rose to move an amendment to the clause strous, fraudulent, 'and truckling change in the (the 147th) which provided, that the money arising from only clause of that bill worth throwing up a copthe conversion of Bishop's leases into perpetuities, should be applied to such purposes as Parliament might hereafter per for, said a few cozening words, and the House
and direct. He stated that many persons were divided : For Stanley, 280; against him, and for
opposed to the principle which they conceived to his own original bill of February last, by which be maintained by this clause, -namely, that it established Ministers were to stand or fall, 132. the right of Parliament to appropriate Church property to secular purposes. He proposed therefore to strike out the
EDINBURGH COMMON-Good Bill. The second words, " to such purposes as Parliament may appoint,” &c. reading of this Bill was carried, on the motion of to the end of the clause; and then add the words, “ Vestry Mr. Abercromby, who made necessary explanations Cess." Mr. Stanley then intimated, that without this con of a measure which has caused very great dissatiscession, the bill would not be allowed to pass the Lords. faction to all the members of this community save He maintained that the principle of the measure remained inviolate, notwithstanding this alteration.
the junto interested. i Mr 'O'Connell, in very indignant terms, reproached the
BIRMINGHAM Petition.--Mr. Attwood presented Ministers for giving up the only good principle of the mea- the petition of a meeting of 150,000 persons against sure, which they were solemnly pledged to carry, or to re- the Corn Laws, the Assessed Taxes, and all taxes sign their places. So help him God, so base an act of treachery as Ministers had been guilty of, he had never
upon industry. known. He charged them with a cowardly dread of the
MILITARY FLOGGING.–On the 25th Mr. BuckTories, in spite of their vaunted determination to encounter ingham rose to bring forward his motion for the them on the principle of this bill.
abolition of Aogging in the army and navy. Mr. Mr. Stanley defended Ministers; and again warned the Ellice said Ministers intended to issue an order in
of the serious consequences of a rejection of the council restricting the punishment, measure. ** Mr. Humé asked what security the House or the coun
*** We have inserted Colonel Davies's motion try could have that the Government would carry any other for the escape of Ministers on the Portuguese afbilly if they abandoned the great principle of this ? He fair, immediately after the debate on that question reminded Ministers of Lord Althorp's statement, that the in the House of Peers, for the sake of perspimeasure would place three millions at the disposal of the Government. Their conduct showed a lamentable want of
cuity. firmness, and was a disgraceful breach of public faith. Ministers deserted their duty to keep their places.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. Mr. Macaulay thoroughly approved of the alteration in the clause. No member of the Ministry had advocated
FRANCE. the principle of converting Church property to secular pur
THE DUCHESS DE BERRI, being no longer au object poses. Mr. Harvey said, that so far from the House of Com- ated from confinement.
of apprehension to the Frerch Government, has been liber
She left Blaye on the 8th June mons coercing the Lords, it appeared that the most essen
for Palermo. We hear nothing more of her husband, who tiål measures were to be mutilated for fear of displeasing does not appear to have accompanied the Duchess on this the other House. He maintained that the grand principle occasion. The question of the Greek Loan has been keenly of the bill was destroyed by the alteration.
discussed in the French Chamber of Deputies. One-third Mr. Stanley again vindicated the conduct of Government of it is guaranteed by France, the interest of which is at considerable length.
L.40,000. The opposition expressed their determined hostiDr. Lushington deprecated a collision between the two lity to the arrangement, and called on the Government not Houses of Parliament on a matter of this description, in
to abide by it; but the Chamber supported the Ministers which, he maintained, no great principle was involved.
by a majority of 176 to 140. Though triumphant on great Colonel Davies in very strong language, reproached Mi- questions, the Ministry has been defeated on matters of less nisters for their conduct on this occasion, and expressed his importance. For example, the Chamber refused to vote 18 willingness to give in his devoted adhesion to Sir Robert millions of francs, to connect the Louvre and Tuilleries by Peel, who had more in his head than all the Ministry put
a gallery. The reason for this refusal is said to have been together.
the suspicion that Louis Philippe would apply part of the Mr. F. O'Connor, Mr. Heathcote, Mr. Gisborne, Mr money to his own purposes a suspicion which shows in a Hardy, and Dr. Baldwin, supported the clause as it origi- strong manner the opinion entertained of the Citizen Monarch. nally stood.
Much dissatisfaction has been expressed at the project of Mr. D. Browne said, it always gave him great pain to differ from Ministers, but now he was compelled to do so. have all voted aright on this question. It was said Sir He had rather see the Ministry broken up and Tories John Dalrymple had voted against Ministry; but he does in their places, than that it should go forth in Ireland that not appear to have been in the House, either when the Church property was inalienable.
Church Reform Bill, or the Scotch Burgh Reform Bill were Mr. Robert Ferguson said, that the withdrawal of the debated. clause would do away with the principle of the bill.
• By this Lord John of course declares, that last year
we had a revolution, So the Tories then said. So the We congratulate the constituency of Kirkaldy on their Whigs then denied. From this people may learn that a - representative giying, at length, a vote which justifies their revolution is not so desperate and bloody an affair as has partial esteem. Mr. Abercromby and the Glasgour members, een alleged.
Marshal Suitlo-tur the fortification of Parisi. It is felt that nexion with the glorious emptre of their sires, with a deles. the object of this nacasure is not to defend the city against mination to support that connexion, as many of them have foreign enemies, but to enable the Governinent to put down, already supported it, with their fortunes or their blood, their the citizens with greater case, in case of any discontent affections are already more than half-alienated from the again breaking out. We hope the people of Paris will be Government of that country; and in the apprehension tha! successful in their resistance, as we have no doubt, if Louis the same insulting and degrading course of policy towania Philippe gets the city fortified, he will feel himself'sa fé in' them is likely to continue, they already begin to cast resorting to more despotic measures than he has yet attenipted. ) about,' in their mind's eye,' for some new state of poli. soldiery in Paris. In one of these rencontres, 10 meny were yond the rench of injury and instill from any ani eroty killed, and 28 wounded. Savary, Duke of Rovigo, died on ignoramus whom the political lottery of the day may chatice the 1st June, of cancer in the throat.
to elevate to the Chair of the Colonial Office" ** GERMANY.
The writer of this article is evidently a'warm partian The despotic Governments are kept in continual alarm on the Anti-British side of the question ; but we subpect by the 'spread of liberat opinions in Germany. An affray that there is some reason in the complaint of the frequent took place at the festival of Hambach, in Rhenish Bavaria. change of their Governors in this counçrya'' 2013' Upwards of 102 persons were killed by the military. , One of the cavalry regiments refused to fire. This occurreuce
CD') has given much uncasiness at Vienna, and great fears are AWFUL DISASTERS AT SEA.-The Lima, Captam Mars. entertained of the spread of the revolutionary spirit, is it dou, sailed from Newfoundland Ilth Mass on the more is onlled, by the despots. The Prussiau students, at the col-ing of the 18th of May, in lat. 46. 20., lon. 15. 50-lata, lege of Eslangen, Wurtzburg, and Heidelberg, have been about 400 miles from Newfoundland, being completely yie recalled : in future, the Royal permission is to be obtained rounded with ice, their attention was aroused by beartree before sending a studeut to a foreign University.
, destried a BELGIUM,
distance. The Captain instantly bove to, cilt the latter In consequence of the Editors and Proprietors of certain came alongside, when he took the individuals'in her on journals advocating Orange principles, having been assault-board. They reported themselves to be the second toate ed by the partisans of the existing Government, disturbances and twelve of the crew of the Harvest Hoine, Captain Dall; bave occurred at Brussels, Ghent, and Antwerp, but they of Newcastle, from London, for Miramichi. They it for were put down without difficulty. By the new election the ed Captain Mardou, that on the 9th of May the Harvest Ministry will gain about 30 votus. King Leopold opened Home was struck by a piece of ice, which stove in ker boms the new Session of the Chambers, with a speech from the All hands were immediately put to the pumps, by which throne on the 7th June. He stated that in consequence means they succeeded in keeping the vessel afloat for ty of the Treaty with Holland, a partial disarming would take days, at the expiration of which time the second pale 2nd place, and that the revenue was improving,
twelve of the orew quitted her in the long boat, the Captain, 1,147 og 1. HOLLAND.
and first mate having come to the determination of remain. A preliminary treaty of peace has been concluded between ing on board. After they had been out onė night, being Great Britain and France, on the one hand, and the King of loath to leave the latter in such a perilous situation, therg Holland, on the other, by which the English and French returned, and requested the Captain and mate to leave titre embargoes on Dutch vessels have been taken off, and the in- | but they persisted in their determination, saying, they terruption to the navigation of the Scheldt has been remov. would stick to her while a timber remained aflokut." They ed. The intercourse between the respective parties and had, however, got the jolly-boat ready in case the danger Holland has thas been placed on the same footing as pre should become imminent. The crew having again pushed vious to the French expedition against Antwerp.
The off, they became bewildered amongst the masses of ice, boy Dutch garrison of Antwerp who are prisoners in France, which they were surrounded, and totally uucertain what are also to be sent home; and the armistice between Hol.
On the next day, they again fell in with land and Belgium will be coutinued until the definitive their own vessel, which they had mistaken for another settlement of a permanent separation.
sail. This time they found that the Captain and mats
had left her. Two of the crew now went on board, and PORTUGAL An attempt on the part of Don Pedro to advance upon provisions, they were surprised at the sight of a buat
while they were busy endeavouring to get more water and Lisbon, and drive the usurper from the kingdom may be containing about thirty, individuals approaching in an confidently expected, but unless he is joined by the Portus opposite direction; they immediately boarded the vessel, guese, success is doubtful, as his force is hardly adequate to having, as subsequently appeared, dong so in the hope the attempt, 11
of succour. They proved to be the Captain and cret, TURKEY.
and part of the passengers, including two femaleas) of There have not yet been received any authentic account of the Lady of the Lake, of Aberdeen, bound from Bela the state of matters in Turkey. , It has been repeatediy re fast for Quebec, with upwards of two hundred passerar
gers on board. Those who had boarded the wreck of the Porte and Ibrahim, and as often contradicted. There seems Harvest Home, when they saw the state she was in, with to be no doubt, however, that Constantinople is occupied by her hold full of water, made a simultaneous tish to retum a large Russian force, which is rapidly increasing in num to the boat, which was at that moment pushed off and sere. bers by the arrival of fresh troops from Odessa. Great Bri-ral of them were precipitated into the water. One of them, tain and France have rerionstrated in strong terms against however, was fortunate enough to make good his'lep into the continued oceupation of Constantinople by the Russiausi the boat, which contained the crew of the Harvest Hote, lipo iseertrud CANADA. : ita
and he has now arrived in Liverpool, in the Lima. He The state of affairs in Canada is by no means satisfactory. immediately filled, when the Captain and crew tools to the
states that the Lady of the Lake strack upon the ice and There appears to be a strong party desirous of severing boat, leaving the sinking vessel crowded with the remaiden their connexion with the mother country. A paper called of the despairing and shrieking passengers to the wumber the Upper Canada Courant, received by the last arrivals, of one hundred and sisty or one hundred and seventy. The speaks this language plainly enough to 10344
crew of the Harvest Home state that after they left their “ The minds of all the well-affected people in the country vessel the last time, they saw nothing more of the other (and they, to the eertain ukimate disconfiture of the united boat. Several of the individuals who had fallen into the factions of Mackenzie, Goderich, and the Yankeer Metho sew when the latter was pushed off, were drowning, but it dists, are la vast majority begin to beyahingeda. Instead was impossible for them to render them any assistante pf dwelling with delight and confidence upon their con- Liverpeo-stdvertiser.lt Ptymry 3.3" Futur yfir
course to steer.
JRIST CHURCH REFORM BILL.
SPIRIP OF THE PUBLIC PRESS. given way on this occasion as a peace-offering to
the Tory Lords to 'avoid “a collision of which all
must deplore the consequences." But why that The vote of the House of Commons on Friday collision? 'If Mr Stanley's statement of the case evening, whereby the 147 clause of the Irish be true, he has sacrificed nothing whatever to the (Church) Temporalities bill was expunged, we con- Tory Lords-literally nothing because, in his sider a lamentable circumstance. It must be recol. opiniou, the assertion of a naked principle is not lected, and indeed was recalled to mind by more worth contending for. Then, let us ask the Right than one Member in the course of that discussion, Hon. Gentleman, whence could arise a collison with that Ministers, bad, on first iotroducing the Coercion the other House of Parliament? What materials bill, declared their determination to resign, if they are there for a contest? If the thing be not worth could not carry the Church Reform bills, as well as a single straw, why should the Lords insist on it in the bill of coercion. This was a pledge, and a pledge such a case? Or, if the principle be just in itself, the more sacred because it held out to adverse parties why is it the Government and the House of Coma condition which, in reliance on the good faith of mons that should give way, and the enemy that Government, those adverse parties have fulfilled. should have cause to sing Te Deum for a victory? The Coercion bill, we repeat, was supported by The truth is, that the Conservative party do not so many of those who would otherwise have opposed undervalue the immense importance of that night's
of relating to church affairs would have been carried ciety, boast and exult in the degravlation thus inalso, and weither sold nor compromised. For some Alicted upon Ministers, describing them is men time previous to Friday's vote, umours had been whom their adversaries need not fear, and whom in circulation, and the matter of them was announc- their friends are unable to confide in.
Look over ed in this journal, that the Tories in the House of the division of that unlucky evening, and you will Lords, impatient at their exclusion from office, had see the Government opposed by its friends, and decided on the immediate overthrow of Ministers, pushed onward only by its enemies. which was to be effected by that of the Irish Church In grief, not in anger, and certainly not in enmity, bill. A hostile vote of the Peers was therefore or we repeat that the surrender of Friday night was dained, and a consequent resignation of Lord Grey's a loss of character, that is, of substantial power. Ministry was reckoneil on.
The Turies conciliated by it! Why, they laugh at: The question, therefore, for his Majesty's Govern- it publicly. They are stimulated by it to the imment was whether they should maintain their position of fresh' burdens and humiliations upon Church Reform bill intact in the House of Com their weakened foes. Besides, the sacrifices of the mons, where they were powerful leaving upon the Government cannot end here ; they are but beginTory Peers the responsibility of rejecting it else- ning, and thankless as well
as disreputable will be where, and so disgusting the country, or whether each step in the descent. Between the Conservathey should submit to be beaten without fighting tives and the English nation, where can Ministérs on that field where they had the victory already in make a stand, after the demonstration of a spirit so their own hands, and, under the name of a “com- irresolute? Without gaining over a single friend promise for the sake of peace,” yield to their ene- from the Tories, the whole body of sound and in-, mies what they would take care to represent as a dependent Reformers are affronted at this desertion signal triumph. The latter branch of the alterna- of the common cause. The principle thus abantive was that which the Ministers, we think unfor- doned was worth all the rest of the measure. It tunately, believed themselves justified in accepting was one, the steady adherence to which would have They made what they deemed was a compromise, inspired the people almost universally with contibut what the Conservatives loudly boast of as a dence in the firmness and wisdom of the King's complete surrender of the whole point in dispute, Ministers, and would bave filled the Tories with viz. the "inalienable" nature of Church property.
corresponding consternation. Ministers, with King Apart from all special pleading on the subject
, and people at their back, might smile with scoro at Mr.
Stanley, by giving up his clause, has given up, an isolated and odious faction, but alienate the in fact, the assertion of the original and fundamen- people from them, and let his Majesty once distrust tal principle of all Church reform-namely, the their manhood, and what have the Tories to fear ? power of dealing according to the supreme will of Times. Parliament with any and every portion of that pro
THE DESPOTISM OF TAE LORDS. perty which the State had itself originally appro "The cry is stil), they come !",—The Lords are, it priated to the temporal uses of its religious estab- is said, resolved to try their strength, and, if it be Iishment. The recognition af this principle was true that they are encouraged by assurauces that essential to the legitimacy of any measure of tem- there will be no creation, they have the comfort and poral Church reform. It is that without which not consolation of knowing that if they fall in the even a commutation of tithes, or a charge for poor struggle, they will not fall alone, and more than one rates, or a property tax on the tithe-owner, can be hereditary institution must be involved in the ruin. rendered valid. If there was not an Irish Protes With this threatening prospect the magnanimous tant layman' from north to south of the island to- hostility of the Ministerialists takes its usual direcmorrow, the temporalities of the superfluous Church tion of a set at the Queen and the Bishops. All could not be touched by Parliament, without a de- the blame is flung upon the Bishops in the House, claration of the one great datum that “ Church pro- and a petticoat in the Court. This is a cowardly. perty is disposable by the State.” And this is the choice of objects of attack. ground whích Ministers have abandoned, and, upon The only bold upon the House is the power of their own showing, what does their inducement creation in the Crown; but this can bandly, be said anount to?
to produce a responsibility, as the power abused is Mr Stanley avqws, however, that Ministers have still continued to the individual, and the worthy
and unworthy are equally affected by the discredit surprising that he stopped there; for bis advisers as brought on the House collectively by the royal ap- to the amount of the compensation have been the pointment of a majority. The more extensive the West India proprietors! The very young Coloaial factious corruption and misconduct of the House, Secretary expļains: the more injurious to the institution is a creation; He thougbt it best to deal freely and frankly with the and the Lords have thus the encouragement of House, and to state to them and to the public, that which knowing that the wider their confederacy against he confessed had weighed with his mind, and that kich good government, the more unmanageable and dif- had weighed with the Government, ia proposing the grazi ficult the coercion. There is no other institution of a larger sum than that of fifteen millious; and that the errors and vices of which can only be conquer-perty, without any exception whatever, stated that the sam
ground was, that every one connected with West Iodia proed through a damage to the institution itself. In of fifteen millions would be inadequate to the loss they must
other instances, the present members are liable to suffer. r removal.; in this they remain fixed, after signalizing No doubt they said so. No doubt they and ever
their unfitness for the authority. The irresponsible the twenty millions inadequate. Under this gaid. power is of course indefeisible.
ance, instructed in the equity of the compensation The King is said to be obstinately opposed to a cre- by the party to be compensated, it is only amazing ation ; were the personage of less dignity.we might that Mr. Stanley stops at the twenty millions.- Ihid. compare his conduct to that of the toper, who, when his friend fell in the gutter, hiccuped out,
EFFECTS OF A REVOLUTION IN BRITAIN. "My dear fellow, I can't help you up, but I'll do what Many talk of a Revolution in this country as inevitaI can; I'll lie down by you in the mire." Suppos- ble, now that the expectaticns formed of the Reformed ing this is his Majesty's resolution, as it must have Parliament have been so much disappointed, and a collison been long known to Lord Grey, and equally well between the Lords and Commons seems almost cerknown to hin that measures of efficient reform tain. It seems to be thought that from a Revolation were impracticable without a creation, for what would spring a new system of Government, under wbich object has he been carrying on the Government? taxes would be light, trade and commerce flourishing, Not surely out of complaisance to the King, who can profits high, and the people contented and happy. These have small claims to his Lordship’s zeal, nor with talkers overlook the circumstances that, ia such a Resolaany expectation of rendering substantial service to tion as would likely take place in this country, great the people. The sooner this issue between the misery would in all probability be the first consequence, peers and the nation is determined the better, and and that the present generation could hardly feel the bene
A Revolution such as that in France, it is not improbable (if the indiscretions of which in 1830, by which one branch of a family is placed on the we hear be true) that the general question of here- throne instead of another, would produce little change in ditary authority may be involved in it.
the state of the country, and is not the sort of Revolu. The Chronicle says,
tion which is contemplated by those who consider such We tell the public that a crisis is ag in at hand, and that an event not improbable. It is a Revolution which would they mo-the prepared to buckle on their armour for the fight. remove the reigning family from the throne, substitate If our warning voice have no effect, then, as was said in the for monarchy another kind of Government, and, by anolden time, " The Lord's will be done !" We suppose the Lord's will will be done, even if nihilating the national debt, permit a great reduction in
our taxation. Now let us consider what would be the the Chronicle's warning voice have effect; for we consequences of such an event,
The furidholders are are not prepared to pay our contemporary so bad a not, as is often supposed, generally men of great wealth; compliment as he offers 'bimself when he supposes on the contrary, by far the greater number of them are that in failure of his warning voice, the Lord's persons of very moderate fortune. Thus there are no will will have effect. As for the buckling on of fewer than 90,755 persons whose dividends do not exceed armour, if the necessity arrives, the people will see L. 10 per annum ; 41.295 not exceeding L. 20; 99,882, the prudence of wearing it to such purpose that 1.100; 26 049, L.200 ; 15,459. L.400 ; 5.141. L.900; they shall not have occasion to trouble themselves 3,243. L. 1,000; 1 734, L. 2,0010; 487 L 4,000 ; and there are speedily with it again. They will not buckle on only 215 persons who receive divideods, exceeding L.4.000; armour to make a Whig House of Peers in place 283,958, only 2,436 have incomes exceeding L. 1,000 per
so that of the total number of fundholders, amounting to of a Tory House of Peers--to adjust the differences between the tweedledum and tweedledee; but the national debt, is to involve in ruin upwards of a
The first effect then of applying a sponge to apply themselves to a settlement of the Govern- quarter of a million of persons, mostly belonging to the ment, cleared of all unreasonable privileges, vicious middle classes and chiefly heads of families,
Then the principles, and barbarous remnants of feudalism,
funds of saving banks are mostly all invested in the funds, The national quarrel with the House of Peers and the depositors in these Bauks ir England and Wales, will be with the institution, and not with the com- exclusive of Scotland and Ireland, amounted in 1830 to position of the assembly. The evils of a '
heredi- 384,120, and may be moderately estimated for the whole tary and irresponsible Legislature are not to be United Kingdom at present at half a million. The class of cured by a Minister's packing A despotism tem- persons to whom the deposits belong máy be judged of from pered with puppets were too gross a farce for legis- the circumstance that the average sum deposited is L.34
, lation.- Eraminer.
and that nearly one-half of the deposits are sums under
L. 20. The total amount of sams deposited cannot be THE WEST INDIA BUBBLE MAJOR BEAUCLERK compliments Ministers on the short of twenty millions, and therefore a revolution trould manly manner in which they have grappled with the cause a direct and immediate loss to the working classes difficulties of the West India question. It seems to a revolution the Bank of England must necessarily sus,
of these twenty millions. With the first outbreaking of us that they have grappled very vigorously witli the pend payment, and this suspension 'must necessarily, and public purse, and with nothing else.
instantly, be followed by the stoppage of every bank in It was generally thought that enough was not the United Kingdom. Almost all the lösurance Com. had for the fifteen millions at first proposed; but panies have the greater part of their funds invested in the upon the grounds on which Mr. Stanley has ad- funds or in bank stock, and bence their insolvency, also, vanced to the grant of twenty millions, it is only I is inevitable. The proprietors of bank stock, and insurance