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Docks Bill was also opposed. It was warmly supported, however, by Mr. friends, and so place Ireland out of the reach of danger? (Heur) IrishWALLACE, who said that the London Dock Company ought not to have a men were treated as men in every country but Ireland; but there, he was monopoly; and was carried by 118 to 30 votes.
sorry to say it, they were treated as brutes. (Hear)) Why should ParA number of petitions were presented against the Assessed Taxes and Jiament continue such a system, when by getting rid of it, it would not the Duty on Coals.
ouly attach a gallant nation to its side, but would also rid England of an COUNTY BOUNDARIES.
annual expense of 4,000,0001. which was now incurred to keep it in subAfter some explanations by Mr. F. PALMER, leare wus given him to ljection? (Hear!) Believing that the Catholic Association had been bring in a bill to empower magistrates at quarter sessions to effect ex most unjustly vilified, and seeing that the bill, which was intended to put changes between counties of insulated parcels of land, for the more con- it down, was sbamefully partial in its operation, he intended to submit a venient administration of justice. The object of the measure, be said, motion, “ that it be an instruction to the Committee to receive a clause, was to provide a remedy for the inconvenience and perplexity which I providing that any person now holding, or who might herenfter hold, resulted from having certain parcels of land belonging to particular coun office under the crown in Ireland, should take an oath that he does not ties situated at a considerable distance from those counties.
now belong, and that he will not hereafter beloog, to any Association IRISH CHURCI RATES.
declared to be illegal by this Act." Nothing could better allay the Sir JOHN NEWPORT moved for leave to bring in a bill. amending the irritation such a measure would occasion than the knowledge that it put law with respect to parish vestries in Ireland, and providing for the more down other Associations which had hitherto triumphed over the law and effcctual control, as well as due expenditure, of Irish parochial rates.
eluded all its regulations. Sir John enumerated various instances of abuse in the application of
Mr. GOULBURN opposed the motion. He said, that the object of the monies raised by the vestries, sach as the Parish expenditure for Sacra Hon. Member would not be answered even by the success of such a classe mental Wine, the increase of unnecessary salaries, &c. His intention as he had proposed. If any Orangeman was at present in the employwas, that where vestries were beld for building or repairing churches, or
ment of the Irish Government, it was because the constitution of those for choosing parish officers, they should not have power to go into any
lodges had been so completely altered as not to transgress the existing other matter; and that, at all vestries held for purposes of a general
laws. Should any serrant of the Government be discovered to be a description, Catholics as well as Protestants should be entitled to assist.
member of an illegal Orange lodge, he would not only be dismissed from • Mr. GoulBURN said that the Established Church must be maintained
his situation, but would also be immediately banded over to the law to in Ireland ; and maintained, as to all expenses that were necessary, by
suffer the panishment which it affixed to the offence he bad committed. the population ; but, as far as the correction of abuse could go, if abuse
- Mr.C. HUTCHINSON said, that in the hope of either shaming or terrifyexisted, the present measure should have bis best assistance.Leave was
ing Ministers out of this bill, (hear, hear!) he should repeat the lanthen given to bring in the bill.
guage he had used on a former crening. He should again express bis IRISH LAW OF LANDLORD AND TENANT.
execration of this abominable measure, wbich was founded in injustice, NRY PARNELL rose to bring in a bill to amend the present state of and was in direct opposition both to the principles and practice of the
between landlord and tenant in Ireland. He agreed entire in constitution. (Hear, kear!) It was as an Irish gentleman, informed by all that had been urged against the practice of subdividing farme. This a long residence in the country of wbat he had endured, and might set
lice bad a direct tendency to increase the mass of population, and endure, through a perseverance in the employment of similar means, that therefore to deteriorate its condition. The value of labour in Ireland
he stood there to warn the House that the same sort of system, and the 100 low. It was scarcely possible for the agricultural persisting in oppression and injustice, had before driven Ireland to mad
sustain bimself at less than 1s. a day; but the present Talveness and to revolt. (Hear!) If, bowerer, they were the last words of bis work scarcely amounted 10 4d. The population of Ireland had |
that he should ever utter, he desired to declare that the rebellion ja increased in a greater proportion than her capital; and one of the difficul. |
Ireland of 1798 was justified by the circumstances under which it arose; of her present situation was, that of Anding employment for this (hear, hear!) he desired to protest that everybody who on that occasion
ation. The great difference between the situation of bad suffered as a rebel was a martyr; (hear!) and that every man at that Ireland and that of other countries was, that the farmers who possessed
time in power, who bad lent his countenance or aid to their destruction, even small portions of land, were in the habit of bequeathing was a traitor to his country. (Hear, hear !) Ministers brought in a bill
subdivisions amongst their children. This was one cause of earl: | to put down a Catholic Association, which not only bad not done any marriages, and that, connected with their living on potatoes. rendered the harm, but which had effected great good; and this, too, to please not population of Ireland the most numerous (for its size) as well as the most
even the majority of the Protestant population of Ireland, nor yet of the
even why wretched of any in Europe. He copcluded by moving for leave to bring
Orangemen; but, in plain, though vulgar language, the mere « rump" in a bill. Leave given.
of the Orange faction. (Hear!) This sort of system migbt, possibly, be JUSTICES OF THE PEACE IN IRELÅND.
porsued yet a little further ; but the day of retribution must come at last. Sir H. PARNELL rose to submit another motion, for leave to bring in a
(Hear!) Hon. Gentlemen might think they could pass this bill with bill to regulate the office of Justice of Peace in Ireland. He thought that
safely; but he conjured them to pause in their course. From information some measure was necessary to follow up the excellent regulations re
he was almost hourly receiving from Ireland, he knew that the agitation specting the magistrates introduced by the Marquis Wellesley. One of
of this measure had excited the most extraordinary and intense seasathe great evils which that Noble Lord had tried to remedy was, that of
tion ; for never had there before existed in Ireland a body which so magistrates acting in their private houses, instead of holding courts of
entirely possessed ibe confidence of the Catholic millions, as the Catholie petty sessions a practice from which the most injurious consequences
Association. had proceeded. Independently of this, he thought it necessary that the
Mr. Plunkett declined going into a discussion of the general merits of number of magistrates should be restricted, so as to get rid of many at
the bill, but opposed Mr. Hume's amendment, as contrary both to law and present in the commission who were unfit for that situation.
common sense. Mr. GOULBUR
LBURN said, he would not oppose the motion, but he begged Mr. DennAN contended that the bill ought at least to be so framed as to is assent on this occasion might not be considered as a pledge to apply equally to Orange as to other Associations. He hoped that Governsupport the measure wben introdnced. Indeed, there were some clauses I ment did not intend to level anything at one particular faith, or sect; but
ed bill to whicb (if report spake truth of them) he could not that it was really intended that all associations in Ireland that were give his assent.
admitted to be illegal, should be exposed to the same measure of punishLeave was then given.
ment as the Catholic Association. ( Hear, hear!) PUBLIC SEWERS.
Mr. Peel observed, that no language which the Hon. Member (Mr. On the motion of Sir R. HERON, leave was given to bring in a bill to Hutchinson) might chuse to utter, would ever deter him from pursuing amend the law relating to public sewers.
that line of conduct which he might think his duty to his country as a UNLAWÉUL SOCIETIES (IRELAND) BILL.
Member of that House, and to his Sovereign, as a Servant of the Crowo. Mr. HUSKISSON moved the order of the day for the commitment of (Cheers.) His Hon. Friend had sufficiently exposed the futility of the this bill. .
proposed amendment. If the bill in question shonld be passed, the laws Mr. Home said, that though opposition would most likely prove fruit- ibat would affect societies in Ireland would be these that there should be ess, it would be a consolation to bim to have made it, and to have done permitted in Ireland no secret societies bound together by secret and all in his power to resist so partial and tyrannicel a measure. He con- illegal oaths ; that those who might thereafter enter into those mysterious fessed that, if he were a Catholic, it would be a me
I ne were a Catholic, it would be a mere matter of calculsk- engagements should become liable to certain punishments. To the penaltion with him whether he should assert his rights as a man and a patriot,
ties of this bill? No; but to transportation. (Hear') But then it was risk of being hanged as a rebel and a traitor. (Hear, and said-soppose they should prove to belong to an Orange Lodge ? (Hear.)
aneestors had watched for an opportunity to strike the Why, upon that point, he (Mr. Peel) could find no difficulty in saying, blow, which gave them freedom; and he, if he were a Catholic, be that it would be the duty of Government to remove from his office any should o
now follow their example. (Hear, heizr!). By denying to the 1 body who should be in such a situation. (Cheers.) Catholic
Doncs of Ireland their just claims, which were refused, not from any' Lord ALTYORP said, it afforded him great pleasure to hear from the fear of their religious sentiments, but Jest the should obtain a portion of Secretary of State that consolatory pledge that no Orangeman would be those
offices of emolument which were at present monopolized by the permitted to hold office. (Hear!) He did believe that this single dominant faction in that country, the people of England were incurring I declaration from the Right Hon. Gentleman would do more to put down the risk of losing that fine island altogether. They had been told by the Tall illegal societies in Ireland than these bills or any other means wbafAttorney-General for Ireland, that if further concessions were not made ever. (Cheers.) to the Ca
the Catholics, be dreaded the effects of foreign aggression upon tbat | Sir R. Wilson hered to ask the Right Hon. Gentleman opposite Country : why, then, shonld thav hesitata in La n.. . D l hothor ho ung nronom
wrong from him by the Irish people whether he intended to delay its Mr. HERRIES said, that it was bis intention to introduce a bill for the concession, until the condition of Ireland should enable France, Russia, I purpose of remoring one of the evils complained of,-the removal of assess and Spain, to say to him, you " shall " do this; you“ shall” grant this sors as far as was practicable, and in cases where it was not, to restrict measure of relief? Was he prepared for all the miseries åttendant on a their powers. The other difficulty--that relating to the tax on stock separation of Ireland from the empire, for all the miseries of a civil war, was too extensive to fall within his proposed measure. and for the imposition of new taxes to support it?
DISSENTERS' MARRIAGES. Mr. H. C. BOTLBR complained that the House had that night heard Mr. W. Smith brought in a bill for granting relief to persons dissentrebellion-the rebellion of Ireland in 1798_deliberately advocated. ing from the Church of England, with respect to the ceremony of solem(Hear, hear!) He strenuously opposed the motion of the Member for nizing marriages, which was read a first, and ordered to be read a second Aberdeen
time on the 4th of March. The bill was then committed, and the blanks filled op; Mr. SPRING Mr. HOBHOOSB gave notice of his intention to more, on the 8th of Rice at the same time protesting that no modification of the bill could March, for the total repeal of the Window-tax. accord with his view or tbat of his friends.
Mr. HUMB moved for returns of all the promotions which had taken place
in the navy, from 1824 to 1825; of the number of officers employed and On the second reading of the Isle of Dogs Rail-way bill, Mr. GRBN. on half-pay during the same period, and of the actual number of officers TELL noticed the rejection of his vote on the St. Katherine's Dock bill; from the rank of Admiral to that of Lieutenant inclusive; and also for a but, he said, he should not complain if the principle on which he had return of the names and rates of all the ships which had been launched been excluded were carried to its becoming and just extent. Hesiuce 1815, and the expenses of building and repairing them from tbat declared that it ought to be exerted aot only against Members directly period to the present. His object in moving for the last return, was to interested in Private Bills before the House, but against the Committees ascertain whether the ships built since the war had been more efficiently above stairs, where jobbing for votes took place.
constructed than those built before. Mr.BROUGHAM spoke warmly on the disgraceful practice, and instanced Sir GEORGE CLERK said he should rather be glad of the opportunity of cases where the justice of measures bad been defeated by bringing Mem- | making public the great superiority which the ships built since the war bers to vote in Committees who had never attended to the inquiries had over those constructed in former times.-Returns ordered. therein. He declared that he so disliked the practice on this point, that
PRACTICE OF APOTHECARIES. he had aroided as much as possible voting on Private Bills; and the only Mr. BROUGHAM moved for leave to bring in a bill for amending the act particolar exception he recollected was the Highgate Chapel Bill, where for regulating the practice of apothecaries in England and Wales. Under the payment of Attorneys' bills, not piety, was the actuating principle. the act, an apothecary could neither recover payment of his bill, nor deMr. B. contended that no man was warranted in roting on questions fend a qui tam action, without bringing to the Court some person to prove interesting to the property of others, on any other terms but those on which the handwriting of the Warden and Examiner of the Apothecaries' Coma Member could vote for or against a public question-namely, after pany to the cortificate which was his licence for practising. The Hon. hearing, and inrestigation, and upon conviction only. Much was said of Member proposed to amend this by iotroducing a clause, making the seal private interests. What would they say to public ones? Why should a of the Company tridence in all cases. It happened that men frequently Lord of the Admiralty have a vote upon a motion for abolishing two came from Scotland and Ireland, to settle in London, who were as well junior lordships? Why should a borough-holder have a vote against qualified to practise, as those who had been licensed by the Apothecaries' Parliamentary reform?' Why should those who fattened on the public Company. He proposed therefore to extend to persons who had been purse be allowed to vote against any motion for economy in the expendi. properly examined by the universities of Dublin, Edinburgh, and Glasture? These coosiderations, he hoped, would lead to a better plan of gow, the same privileges as were possessed by those who had received conducting the private business than that which was at present the the certificate of the London Apothecaries. The other Scotch Universities, reproach of the House.
owing to the laxity of their practice with respect to examinations, could Mr. BARING avowed that he was ashamed of the practice-that it was not at present be included in the bill, consistently with a due regard for a seandal to the House, and asked what they would think of persons the public safety. If the sum of 151. were transmitted to Aberdeen, or going about canvassing individuals who might be fixed upon to sit upon St. Andrew's College, the diploma of which it was the price was regusome particular Juries? [“ Why, you would kick such men out of your larly transınitted by the posi. This practice he regretted, because it House with indignation,” a Member near Mr. Bariog remarked, in an added little to the revenues of those colleges, while it disinberited them Onder tone; and Mr. B. repeated the observation.]
of that reputation wbich they derived from iheir ancestors, among whom Sir M. W. RIDLEY condemned the practice, and said that he had had been some very eminent men. In some future bill, when these colletters in his pocket soliciting bis vote, wbich if he were to produce, leges should have acquired a better habit, he should be willing to see would blow out of the House the measures regarding wbich the letters them included. were seot.
After a few words from Mr. CBOKBR in approbation, leave was given to Mr. CALCRAFT could not see the danger apprehended. If, he said, I bring in the bill. Gentlemen in Parliament could not be trusted with the impartial consider
Thursday, Feb. 24. ation of measures of this nature, in God's name let them be sent about Several petitions were presented against the Bill for suppressing the their business, and let the country select proper persons to perform their Catholic Association, and others praying for the abolition of the House legislative duties. (Hear!)
and Window, Coal, Stamp, and Tobacco Duties, the tax upon the latter Mr. Homs gave notice, that he would, next week, submit a motion to article being 4s. in the pound, wbile the original cost was 4d.. , determine how far the custom of Parliament allowed the admissibility of
NORFOLK ASSIZES. the votes of Members on bills in the success of which they were interested. Col. WOODHOUSB moved, that the petition from Norfolk, praying that He had no besitation in saying, that the practice of Parliament hitherto the Spring Assizes should be held at Norwich, instead of Thetford, should was sufficient for the due regulation of voting; and the rules formerly be referred to a select Committee. Col. W. argued for the removal, laid down would, in his opinion, prevent individuals from voting on mea chiefly on the ground that a most commodious gaol had been erected at sures which affected their own interests. Another point of great import Norwich, and that at present the prisoners were obliged to be carried a ance must also be decided-namely, whether individuals, whose particular distance of 30 miles to be tried. interests were hostile to a bill, ought to be allowed to oppose it. The Mr. COLBORNB opposed the motion; as the Assizes, he said, had been qoestion was altogeiber one of very serious importance.
held at Thetford for more than six centuries. LAND-TAX.
The motion was supported by Mr. Buxton, Dr. Lushington, and Mr. W. Mr. WARRE, after adverting to the unequal manner in which that Smith; and opposed by Mr. Baring, Mr. D. Gilbert, Mr. Peel, and Mr. branch of the land-tax, denominated “ the stock-tax," was assessed, pre-Huskisson ;-by the two latter, on the ground that the Lord Chancellor sented a petition froun Taunton, praying for an equalization of tho land and the Judges, and not the House of Commons, bad the jurisdiction in
this matter, and they had decided against the removal. On a division, the Mr. HERRIKS said, ihis had been a fixed tax for so many years, that it motion was negatived by 72 against 21. would be extremely difficult to find a remedy which would meet the
EXPORTATION OF MACHINERY. wishes of the Hon. Gent.
On the motion of Mr. Homs, the Committee of last Session was revived, Mr. BABING said, a remedy ought to be devised, for this was really a to enquire into the propriety of allowing or probibiting the exportation of erying evil. The arbitrary manner in which the Commissioners appor- machinery. The Hon. Member made various judicious remarks upon the tioned the “stock-tax ” was a cause of general complaint. The tax pro- impolicy of the present system, which did not prevent the smuggling of daced only 5,0001. and of that sum not less than 3 or 4001. were raised in machinery into France, while it greatly injured our own manufactures. Tagoton.
Mr. Husk 1880N said he cordially concurred in the appointment of the Mr. Howe censured the tax as unjust and partial. If the systoin under Committee. which the land-tax was collected were revised, the public would save
BANISHMENT OF BRITISH SUBJECTS FROM INDIA. balf a million and ally. The conduct of the collectors was most arbi. Mr. Home complained strongly of the practice of banishing individuals trary. They frequently received more than they were authorized to do from India, exercised by the British Rulers in that country, as being both by Act of Parliament. In cases of that kind, those individuals who trans-unjast and injurious to the interests of the empire at large. He instanced pressed the law ooght to be prosecuted by the Government for what the late despotic proceedings of Governor Adam and Lord Amherst, as individual who was charged 58. 108. or a pound too much, would seek exemplified in their atrocious treatment of Mr Buckingham and Mr. deshen he had in the expense of an action . The whole sys. L Arnothrocoading...ik had en fattered the same in India, that thing
there. This was not the way, Mr. H. contended, to extend our influence | if they were not dead to the voice of justice, policy, and reason, late as it and power in the Peninsula; and he concluded by moving for a return of would be, yet not being too late, they would gladly retrace the steps the number of British subjects bapished from India from 1804 to the pre-which they had so madly taken; and instead of this bill, they would give seat time.
Emancipation ! (Loud and continued cheers.) Ir. WYNN contended for the policy of the present system; but said The third reading was carried, on a division, by 226 against 96. the information sought for should be granted, with some limitations.
FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES. CRUEL SPORTS, &c. • Mr. R. MARTÍN moved for leave to bring in a bill to prevent Bear
Tuesday, February 22. bating, and other cruel practices. He contended that such sports among
BANKRUPTCIES ENLARGED. the lower orders trained them up to theft, bloodsbed, and murder, and he
| A. A. Paris, Long-acre, printer, from March 5 to March 12. Was sorry to find that they were encouraged by men of rank and name. | H. Barrow, Thavies-inn, jeweller, from March 1 to March 12. In the course of bis speech, Mr. M. stated, that a Frenchman, named
BANKRUPTS. Majendie, came to this country last year, and made an exhibition which J. Hurndall, Bristol, haberdasher. Solicitors, Messrs. Gates and Hardwas a disgracle to humanity. This man got á lady's greyhound first I wick, Caleaton-street. mailed Its front, and then its hind paws to the table with blunt spikes, J. Edwards, Bond-street, merchant. Solicitors, Messrs. Van Sandan and giving as a reason that the poor beast in its agonies might tear away from
Tindale, Dowgate-hill. the spikes, if they were at all sharp. He then doubled up its long ears, G. Bennett, Seymour-place, St. Mary-le-bonne, butcher. Solicitor, Mr. and nailed them down to the table with similar spikes. (Loud cries of
I Hill, Welbeck-street.
J. Barron, Tarleton, 1 "hear" and "shame.") He then made a gasb down the middle of its face, and proceeded to dissect the nerves on one side of it. First of all, I
street, Bedford-row. he cut out those nerves which belong to the sight, and whilst performing
W. Candlio, Burslem, Staffordshire, shoemaker. Solicitor, Mr. Watford, that operation, said to the spectators, « Observe, when I pass my scalpel
Grafton-street, Bond-street. over these nerves, the dog will shut its eyes." It did so. He then pro.
E.W. Whittenbury, Leeds, woollen-manufacturer. Solicitor, Mr. Wilson,
Greville-street. ceeded to operate upon those of taste and hearing. After he had finished I r French. Cheltenham. Grocer. Solicitors, Messrs. Vizard and blowers those operations, he put some bitter food on the tongue of the dog, and
Lincoln's-inn-fields. hollowed into his ear. The doo repudinted the foc to the sound. This butchering surgeon then said, “I have now finished
finished | T. King, Oxford, grocer. Solicitors, Messrs. Barrett & Turvile, Gray's-inn.
T. G. Smith, Sun-street, Bishopsgate-street, haberdasher. Solicitof, Mto my operations on one side of this dog's head; as it costs so much money to get | Fisher, Walbrook-buildings. an animal of this description, I shall reserve the otber side till to-morrow. 11. Walker, jun. Lambeth-walk, oven-builder. Solicitor, Mr. Abraham If the servant takes care of him for the night, I am of opinion that I shall Jewry-street. be able to continue my operations upon him to-morrow with quite as much J. Leich. Blue Anchor-road, Bermondsey, engineer and paper-maker. satisfaction to us all as I have done to-day ; but if not, though he may Solicitor, Mr. Holmer, Bridge-street, Southwark. have lost the vivacity he has shown to-day, I shall have the opportunity IJ. W. Pocock, Southampton-street, Strand, upholsterer. Solicitors, of cutting him up alive, and showing you the peristaltic motion of the Messrs. Grimaldi and Siables, Copthall-court, Throgmorlon-street. heart and viscera.” (Great disgust at the statement of this cruel expe.
Saturday, February 26. riment was manifested by the llouse.) He was aware of the necessity of
BANKRUPTCIES SUPERSEDED. making some experiments on living animals; but then they should be performed in such a manner as to cause as little suffering as possible.
J. Hopwood, Chancery-lane, bill-broker.
c. Arcangelo, Gloucester-terrace, Bethnal-green, feather-merchant, Mr. M. intimated that this human brute inight return to this country to pnrsue his disgusting practices, but he trusted that when it was known,
BANKRUPTS. the fellow would not find persons to attend his lectures.
T. Owens, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, carter. Solicitor, Mr. Whitehouse, Sir W. RIDLEY opposed the motion, because he considered legislation
Castle-street, Holborn. op such paltry subjects to be quite unnecessary. ..
G. and N. Riva, Sheffield, hardwaremen. Solicitor, Mr. Capes, Holborn• Mr. BUXTON supported the motion, and complimented the Hon. Mover
court, Gray's Inn,
R. Pilkington, Blackburn, Lancashire, timber-merchant. Solicitors, on the good which bis humane exertions had already produced in Smithfield and elsewhere. a
Messrs. Milne and Parry, Temple. The motion was carried by 41 against 29.
J. Griffiths, Holywell, Flintshire, corn-merchant. Solicitor, Mr. Jones,
Temple. • The resolutions respecting the Naval Estimates were voted-after some T. and J. Dawson, Meltham, Yorkshire, clothiers. Solicitors, Messrs. conversation, in which Mr. Hume protested against the present large | Clarke and Co. Chancery-lane. expenditure ; observing also, that the system of paying Prize-money to 1 T. Stoneham, Little Chelsea, brewer. Solicitor, Mr. Cranch, Unione the claimants was a' very hard one, and ought to be cbanged.
court, Broad-street. Friday, February 25.
S. Keene, sen. Long Ditton, Surrey, coal-merchant. Solicitor, Mr. Many petitions, one of thein from the Corporation of London,-were · Walter, Kingston, Surrey. presented for the repeal of the Assessed Taxes--and others for the repeal J. Perry, Gravesend, confectioner. Solicitors, Messrs. Saunders, and of the Duties on Coals, and in favour of the County Courts Billi-A | Co. Úpper Thames-street. Petition was also presented from the Trustees of the British Museum, W. Pattinson, Liverpool, merchant. Solicitors, Messrs. Lowe, Southpraying that they might be enabled to purchase the rare manuscripts, ' ampton-buildings, Chancery-lane. medals, and antiquities, collected in India by the late Mr. Rich, valued H. and W. Evans, Oxford-street, lacemen. Solicitor, Mr. Hurst, Milkat 80001.--A Committee was appointed to report upon the purchase.
street. CATHOLIC ASSOCIATION-UNLAWFUL SOCIETIES' BILL.
J. and J. Fuller, and J. Fletcher, Radcliffe, Lancaster, provision-dealers. On the motion for the third reading of this bill, it was opposed by | Solicitors, Messrs. Hurd and Johnson, Temple. Messrs. Leycester, S. Rice, A. BARING, Sykes, Denman, C. Hutchin. T. Blunt, Twickenham, grocer. Solicitors, Messrs. Humphreys and SON, BROUGHAM, and Sir J. NEWPORT ;-and supported by Messrs.
Cutto, Tooley-street. Doherty, W. CourtenAY, GOULBURN, and Peel. Of course, after so much discussion, little new could be said on the question-indeed, the
Tue Funds. The market, in respect to English Securities, has been Members were chiefly occupied in giving explanations, particularly Mr.
very beavy during the week, notwithstanding the rise in the French Pbel, who had on a fortner evening charged the Catholic Association
Funds, whicb generally operates more or less towards the advancement with indiscretion, for having complimented the public conduct of Mr.
of our own. The paucity of business in British Stock is obviously attriHamilton Rowan, who, he said, had been an artuinted traitor. The
butable to the excess of privale speculation, and particularly that in Right Hon. Secretary now repeated his opinion, and he was replied to by
Colonial produce, which is at present engrossing attention very largely, Mr. BROUGHAM, who adhered to his former defence of that excellent man
and drawing off inucb capital froin the Mining Shares. South American and true patriot, and contended, that Mr. H. Rotran had received a free
Securities are all bigher in consequence of the favourable news from pardon for the “ seditious libel" of which he had been found guilty
Peru, and even Spanish Bonds have advanced a shade or two, in conse30 years ago, had been admitted to all his rights, been allowed to act! quence, we presume, of the reported illness of Ferdinand. The rise in on grand juries, and had been favourably received at the Castle levees
colonial produce of all kinds is absolutely unaccountable and unprece. by many of the Lord Lieutenants. The Duke of Bedford said, that “ a
dented, and much transfer of capital will be the consequence. Transitions more honourable and respectable man did not exist in all Ireland;" and
of this nature, when destitute of an assignable cause, are always to be who, asked Mr. B. was entitled 10 call him “ traitor,” after the Sove.
" suspected, and we are strongly of opinion that the present ebullition will reign had pardoned and smiled upon bim?--Mr. B. concluded his manly
form no exception. Latest quotations :
Consols, 93 and forcible appeal by a protest against the bill, which, he said, was a
New 4 per Cents, 106
Consols for Account, 94
PRICES OF FOREIGN STOCKS YESTERDAY. Catholics were denied that privilege, who alone had grounds of com
Austrian 5 per Cents. 381
Greek Scrip, 1 pm.
Mexican Bonds, 803 plaint. Was this fair dealing-equal justice ? His last prayer was, if Ditto Scrip, 16 pm.
Ditto Scrip, 3 pm. they would persist in this act of bostility-this grievous measure of injus Buenos Ayres Bonds, 91
Peruvian Bonds, 85 tice, which went to shut the gates of justice (he might almost say of
Colombian 6 per Cents. 921
Portuguese Bonds, 91
Russian 5 per Cents. 97 mercy) upon Ireland that they would think deeply of it between, tbis Danishi
Spanish 5 per Cents. (1818) 24
A Notice of Mr. Roscoe's ITALIAN Novelists, and the Observations on Mr. A case of considerable interest is now before the Privy Council, It is Brown's ENGINE, in our next.--Perhaps our Correspondent A. can favour us the complaint of Mr. Serjeant Rough, late President of the Court of with a sight of the Critique in the Glasgow Free Press.
Justice of Demerara, against Major-General John Murray, Governor of
that Colony, for the arbitrary suspension of Mr. Serjeant Rough from THE EXAMINER.
the office of President; for a series of calumpies published against him
under the sanction of the Governor, and for various other alleged acts of LONDON, FEB. 27, 1825.
At a recent meeting of the Protestants of the County of Waterford, SOUTH American news of great interest has been recived this week,
convened by twelve Protestant Magistrates, a petition in favour of the
this week, Catholics was unanimously agreed io. Iu an opposite point of Ireland, through the medium of Letters from Buenos Ayres, up to the 24th the Protestants and Presbyterians of Belfast are pressing forward to sign Dec., which bring the important and satisfactory intelligence of the a similar petition. junction of General OLANETA and his forces with the Liberator Lord Arundel, one of the Catholic. Peers, has addressed a letter to BOLIVAR; the fact is announced by a letter, under his own hand, to the editor of the Salisbury Journal, denying some assertions in the antiO'LEARY, the Aide-de-Camp of BOLIVAR, in acknowledgment of
Catholic petition of the Clergy of Sarum, and protesting generally, the receipt of a communication from the latter able and exalted
| against its injustice. His Lordship says, not one new religious house, character.
or seminary, has been established in England since 1793.4. This salutary accommodation will exceedingly facilitate the future
ENGLISH CATHOLICS.-A meeting took place, yesterday, at the Free
mason's Tavern, of the English Catholics, for the purpose of agreeing progress of BOLIVAR; indeed, it is asserted, that all resistance is
upon a petition to the House of Lords against the suppression of the gradually declining, and that the troops of the opposing partisan Catholic Association. The Hall was crowded at an early hour. The Chiefs are coming over in great numbers. The liberation of Peru Duke of NORFOLK, LORDS STOUTON and KILLEEN, the Catholic Depuwill complete the freedom and independence of all South America, tation, and a host of Catholic Gentlemen, were present. His Grace and which, it is evident from the tenor of the communications from Buenos the Noble Lords addressed the Meeting, avowing their determination to Ayres, will act in future, as regards her Mother Country, on a fede co-operate with their Catholic brethren in their laudable exertions to rative principle, and make a common cause. The address of the
obtain the benefits which were so unjustly withheld from them.--Mr. Executive to Congress, in this republic, speaks this language strongly;
O'Connell, in a long and most energetic speech, during which he was and in the course of it we perceive, with great satisfaction, the
repeatedly and enthusiastically cheered, contended that some institution
was absolutely necessary in order to place the conduct and claims of the tendency of our recent policy, in the way of acknowledgment, to
Catholics fairly before the British people. The Petition was read, and strengthen and consolidate the new governments. This information
agreed to. will not assist the gout of the unparalleled FERDINAND, who is said to City IMPROVEMENTS.-A Company has just been established, which be in some danger; an event in a negative way of importance. That appears to us to be one of great public utility. It is called “ The City it should be so is, no doubt, a sort of satire on human nature ; but as, of London Central Street and Northern Improvement Company;" and in the principle of Legitimacy, such a miserable compound of matter its chief object is, to improve a part of the Metropolis where improveand motion can wither the destinies of millions, the upward or down
ment, as it regards health, utility, and ornament, is more especially ward progress of a humour in the precious modification is an affair of
needed. We learn from the prospectus, that the plan is, “ to purchase moment. The gout is said to be reaching this man's stomach, and
the greater part of the Land and Premises between Holborn-bridge and the French papers speak of the uneasiness which the fact produces.
Coppice-row; and the eastern side of Ely-place and Kirby-street; and
the western side of Cow-lane, Cow-cross, and Red Lion-street, ClerkenFrom France, we learn that the Peers, in the face of the evident well; comprising altogether about Thirty Acres. And it is proposed, detestation of nine tenths of the people of France, have passed the on the ruins of this now wretched spot, to form broad, open streets ; in execrable sacrilege laws, inflicting death on the profanation of the eucha the front of which, elegant and substantial buildings are to be erected, rist, perpetual imprisonment on that of the sacred vessels, and so on. for the residences of merchants, and the establishments for carrying on A renovation of the old sanguinary and atrocious cruelty, which mur
| respectable trades. Some of these streets will open a direct communidered the boy DE BARRE, about half a century ago, for some disre
cation from the southern to the northern extremity of London, and by spect to a crucifix, and produced similar Moloch-like proceedings,
the current of pure air which will naturally flow through them, the which VOLTAIRE did so much to render odious to Frenchman. It
| health, as well as the beauty of the metropolis, must be greatly improved. begins now to be obvious, that the accession of CHARLES X. is
The principal street is to be of the same width as the present Fleet
market, which it is to join at Holborn-bridge, so as to form'one continustrengthening the manœuvres of priestcraft, and rapidly developing ous line from the Obelisk, in St. George's-fields, to the Middlesex the monstrous views of the Ultra party. It has been openly proposed Sessions House, on Clerkenwell-green; from whence, to the right and in the Chamber of Deputies, to levy an exclusive heavy tax on the the left, roads are already nearly formed, one leading to Islington, and purchased national property; and when this was declared by the the other to Battle-bridge, Pentonville. Hampstead, &c.” Minister De VILLELE, to be counter to the charter, it was pleasantly
Tue Tread Mill.-Å series of papers has been printed by order of observed, that the King had broken the Charter, and why not the
the House of Commons, showing the result of enquiries made by the SeChambers ? One worthy went so far as to say, that the words
cretary of State for the Home Department, as to the effect of the treadof the Charter were only, that the purchased national property
wheel in the prisons where it has been established. The effect referred “ is inviolable," which by no means meant that it “ shall be invio
to is the effect upon health merely. With two exceptions (Winchester
and Shepton-Mallet) the reports from all the counties are very favourlable." This logic, however, did not pass; which is wonderful.
able, though instances are mentioner of glandular swellings and of some Well might Mr. Fox say, that a restoration was the worst of all revo | inconvenience to persons having varicose veins. These instances, howlations. The reign of Charles II. taken altogether, was the most ever, are very few. There are also some trifling accidents, wbich are fiagitious in the English annals; and looking to the increasing stated to have arisen from carelessness of the prisoners themselves, or strength and rapacity of the party so impolitically rendered upper from defects in the construction of the wheels. The surgeon of Sheptonmost in France, we anticipate sooner or later a Stuart career for the
Mallett gaol reported, that the tread-wheel had a strong disposition to Bourbons : that or worse.
produce rupture ; and he reported nine cases as having occurred in the
prison, though five of the persons had had the disease at former periods. The further debate on the Bill against the Catholic Association this
İn consequence of this report, the President, and two of the Examiners
of the College of Surgeons (Mr. Norris, Sir W. Blizard, and Mr. Cline), week, though they have developed no new arguments, have elicited
repaired to Shepton-Mallet; and, after an examination and mature consome honourable and manly declarations of opinion against it; we sideration of all the circumstances, they declare themselves upanimously particularly allude to the speeches of Lord Nugent, Mr. HUTCHINSON, of opinion that the labour of the tread-wheel, at the velocity of 48 steps Mr. MAURICE FITZGERALD, and Mr. BROUGHAM. A Vote of Supply for a minute, cannot be prejudicial to the health of any person who is equal the Army has been had; and the reported large increase of the military to common labour; that seven out of the nine cases of rupture arose force confirmed to the extent of 10,000 men! The disembodying of the from causes unconnected with the wheel, and that in the two others also, veteran corps cannot fairly be reckoned a diminution of the standing
as the surgeon had not examined the prisoners previously, it was not cerarmy, since those troops remain on full pay, and are ready to be
tain that the disease did not exist before they began this species of labour. called out at a moment's notice.-The Budget will be produced to
FABRICATION.-" We have ascertained that the account of the death of
an Italian flower-girl, with all the circumstances of her seduction and morrow, and there seems to be a general expectation, that the Minister
desertion by a member of Parliament, is an entire falsehood. The report will avail himself of the large surplus of income beyond the calcula- | was furnished by one of the persous employed to furnish intelligeuce of tion of last session, to repeal the remainder of the Window Tax. a miscellaneous nature. Of course we have taken care not to be again We think he cannot do a better thing-we are quite sure he cannot imposed on by the individual who in this instance misled us.”—Times. do a more popular one.
- The name of the Offender ought to be published.
PROBERT.-This notorious person has been committed for trial to There was a report on 'Change yesterday, that the United States had the Old Bailey. The horse he is charged with stealing was sold at declared war against Spain. li had the effect of slightly lowering the Dixon's Repository for 201. in consequence of an order from the Accused. Funds.
Another Fire occurred on the evening of the 22d inst, at the head of A Bill, it is said, is to be introducer into Parliament, with the sanction Blackfriars Wynd, Edinburgh, which at first threatened to become very of Ministers, for the purpose of iron ing the salaries of the Judges. destructive; but after destroying two or three tenéments, it was subdued.
THEATRICAL EXAMINER. | as four works, --the Pirate, Peveril, Fortunes of Nigel, and Quentin
Durward ;-a fact which confirms the general opinion of the barrenbess AN Oratorio (since it appears we are still thus to style a Salmagundi of
of the later productions of this fertile author in situations of strong grave and gay, solemn and frivolous, sacred and we will not say pro
interest, compared at least with his former unrivalled fictions. With fane, but-secular) has been performed at each House this week.
regard to the plates in this number, we cannot help feeling the absence That at Covent-Garden, whereio parts from The Creation of HAYDN,
of the grace and spirit of the American LESLIE, which adorned some of and MOZART's Requiem, his last' and perhaps finest production, formed
the previous parts. Mr. BROCKEVON is a very inferior, though an imthe legitimate ingredients of the entertainment, was by far better attended
proving artist; and Mr. J. M. WRIGHT, while many of his designs have than the preceding at the same House. Of the Performers we may
much truth of character, wants both vigour and refinement. The scene briefly say, that PEARMAN acquitted himself in the first tenor song, Now
with Trapbois, Colepepper, and Nigel, is his best effort-and very good vanish, which has hitherto been allotted to BRAHAM, with a purity and
it is. There is one plate however from Cooper, which is well able to
make up for the deficiencies of the other designers. It represents Sir force worthy the meridianal times of the latter. Mr. BEDFORD has much to acquire, and even something to get rid of, before he will be very
Geoffrey Peveril struggling with Bridgenorth, boih on horseback, to officient in this department of music. Miss Paton's yet increasing repu
binder ihe latter from pursuing the Countess of Derby. The expression tation was upheld by her perfect accomplishment of the varied and
of the sturdy Puritan is finely contrasted with that of the losty Cavalier; elaboratę song, On mighty Pens, and BRAHAM was occasionally greater
and the action of the borses, carried to the extreme point of muscular than ever.' But the surprise and admiration of the audience were pre
energy without the slightest violence to nature, is truly admirable. The eminently excited by Miss GRADDON, the rapid growth of whose popu
perspective and general effect also are exquisitely managed ; and the larity is almost unprecedented. As yet she seemns to have made no
ongraver, Mr. Rolls, has done justice to his original. In regard to decided style her own, but alternately reminds her hearers of the excel.
engraving, indeed, the execution of the whole number is very creditable. Jencies of most of their favourites. A nice éar may detect some lapses
The “Illustrations of Rogers' Poems" are, with the exception of a in'regard to time ; but in tune she is unexceptionable. She wisely did
very tasteful vignette in the title-page by H. CORBOULD, engraved by not take the field till success was certain ; she has seized on public
CHARLES HEATA, from designs by WESTALL. These half-dozen plates applause by a coup de main,' and has every prospect of holding it. Her
will be very acceptable to the possessors of the poems from wbich the Bid me discourse, was a bold attempt, but a spontaneous encore evinced
subjects are taken. The passages are happily selected, with reference the sûrety of the ground on which she had relied: and then again the
to the powers of the painter, wliose talent consequently appears here to tenderness and naiveté which characterise her Scots ballad, Comin thro'
I great advantage, less'alloyed than usual with his vicious mannerisms. the Rye, will secure the favour of all lovers of simplicity. Sapío' was
Mr. WESTALL has been particularly successful, in this publication, in his indisposed, and should not risk his well-earned fame by barely accom
women and children ; they are full of grace and delicacy, and by to plishing, his task; he was even more distressed on Friday night. We
means deficient in natural deportment. It will be sufficient praise to must not overlook à fine production of Bishop's; the subject, Milton's
say of the engravings, that Mr. HEATH, excepting perhaps one, has Battle of the Angels, too little known, but every way worthy the music
evidently done them himself, and not by the hands of his better sort of cian, and in inany respects, of the author. The accompanied Recita
journeymen. tive is admirable, and shows what lasting laurels Bistrop might secure,
MEDALS. were he duly to concentrate his powers. The succeeding air, however,
Lord Byron.--The admirers of this splendid writer will be gratified is triviál : he seems to have been thinking more of Joun BRAHAM than of
with the Bronze Medal of hina which has just appeared, notwithstanding JOHN MILTON.
the numerous portraits already before the world. It is executed by Mr. Conducted by BISHOP, led by the accomplished T. COOKE, and with a Poonaceae
A. J. STOTHARD. Without differing much from the most esteemed
a likenesses, it has a more forcible, and to our minds more characteristic great accession of strength in the persons of Miss STEPHENS, De BEGNIS
expression than any. The fleshy look of the cheek, brilliancy of the eye, and his charming Signora, the Concerts at Drury-Lape commenced on Friday before a crowded audience. The novelty was a Cantata of hilities
and the extreme sensibility of the nose and mouth, are all tbát the capaWEBER's, the subject Waterloo. It would seem that the sad realities of
bilities of the bronze will allow, add place this medal on a par with mêre "mortals give not adequate inspiration to the genius of WEBER, I
some of the best works of the Italian and French medallists. If not the
first medallic portrait of Byron, it is the first with any pretensions to which revels in the mystic region of the world unknown. He is not, however, a man to be treated in an ofi-band manner: at all events we degree, it must secure the patronage of those who prefer the medal, on
correctness; and combining as it does beauty and fidelity in a high must wait tilljustice has been done to his Kampf und Sieg, by the Orchestra, which was grievously at fault. Mr. ELLISTON should engage such a
account of its neat form and identical look, to the other modes which Précentor as Hawes. 'We shall only add, that the Piece is inscribed to
Fine Art affords of preserving the choicest speciinens of the human
face divine." kis Majesty, by whose permission it is performed; and that, as in duty bound, God save the King is introduced, but with none of that ingenuity
IZAAK WALTON AND CHARLES COTTON.-Mr. AVERN has executed to 'Hualify the introduction which charms us in Artwood's Coronation
two very pretty medals, both of which have the bust of WALTON on the Anthem, or the delightful quintetle of ROMBERG.
obverse, while the reverse of one represents his allégorical tomb-piscaThe Messiah is announced for the forthcoming week at both Theatres.
toribus sacrum-and the reverse of the other is the bust of his worthy compeer Cotrox. They are cut with delicacy and freedom, and will be relished by the amateur of art as well as by the lovers of the very equi
vocal "sport" of Angling. The contrast is very amusing botween the FINE ARTS.
square grave face of old I ZAAK-(which an Anti-angler so well hit off
by comparing it to “ a pike dressed in broad-cloth instead of batter”) ENGRAVINGS.
and the lively, fine-genileman air of Cotton, whose character -if there
be any trath in physiognomy-must have been the antipodes of the The loss by illness of Mr. Scott's rare ialents as an Engraver of Ani-other's, excepting only their mutual delight in oozy river banks and mals, has been sensibly felt.. It would have been more so, but for the hooked trout. masterly powers of Mr. T. LANDSEER. To those we may now add those of Mr. Rappon, at least if we judge from two prints of a Dog and Cat (Jerry and Tom) from capital Portraits by the Academician WARD.
NEWSPAPER CHAT. We have rarely seen any animals where the characteristic marking has been more richly given.' The ardent eye, and the satin sofiness of the | SURPRISING Shot.--On the 9th inst. William Nixon, a boy of about Cat, and the canine shaggy covering, are done to a hair.-Our Mezzo- | 11 years of age, shot five barnacle geese with one ball, at the amazing tiuto Engravers are evidently emulous of a justly earned approbation; distance of 600 yards over the river Eden-a circumstance rarely occacapparent in a succçssion of prints of public characters, such as those of ring among modern marksmen. Three of the birds were lifted, but two the Earl of Eldon, by Mr. H. Dawe; and the Dukes of York and Sussex, escaped, though wounded.--Carlisle Journal. by Mr. LUPTON and Mr. W. WARD.
A very important discovery for the French nation has lately been Views OF SHIPPING.-Mr. Moses has etched 20 of these Views, with made near Paris in a vein of excellent coal, with a large quantity of iron his admired union of strength and neatness. They are from his own stone in its immediate vicinity. drawings made in the rivers Thames and Medway, in the principal Dock
Cure for WORMS.-Dr. Johns, of Manchester, in a letter to the Editor yards, Basins, &c. and from his invariable fidelity of hand and eye, are of the
of the Lancet, affirms, “ that almost every case of Worms, if not every no doubt as completely correct as they are beautiful in style, form, and
case, may be cured by the internal exhibition of finely-powdered Glass. perspective. Tliey exbibit the noble masses of marine architecture-the
I have (he adds) been in the habit of using this substance for many years, sterns, sides, heads, and other positions of first-rate Men of War and
in the treatment both of children and adults, with uniform success. In India men, with, their lower inasts, and the receding ships in motion or stationary, with the near and distantly seen storehouses, residences,
cases where symptoms of irritation in the intestinal canal exist, and
which are more readily to be detected by a careful observer than to be shores, &c. To the mariner, and marine-painter, they will be professionally valuable; and to the tasteful, an equally valuable, because
expressed in words, I have found the powder of glass, given as shall be
presently mentioned, accompanied by the most marked improvement of beautiful and varied, addition of subject. They are peopled with
health. In children, it is sufficient to give them two scruples every figures of sailors, workmen, visitors, &c. in every changeful and appli
morning for a week; a few grains of calomel may be included in the last cable action, in a style of good drawing very seldom found in marine or
paper to be taken, but this is not essential to its success. I must not here any other engraved subjects, not mainly figure subjects.
omit to mention the case of a merchant, whom I had under my care in BOOK PRINTS.
Calcutta, to whom I gave about double the quantity every morning, durAnother number of the “ Illustrations of the Novels and Romances of ing the tin . mentioned, and succeeded in removing a most distressing the abhor of Waverly'' he: bien lately published.' It embraces as many