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should also avoid all irritatiog topics. He avowed that he should always | he heard these insinuations of churches without flocks, he thought he saw support the question under whatever circumstances it might be claimed, the progress of the attack, hair by hair, upon the Church of Ireland! but was of opinion that the present time was not the most favourable for | (Hear!') bringing it op. (Hear.) He gave it however his most cordial and con- Mr. Plonk ETT observed, that he had long since made up his mind on scientious support; (loud cheering!) for though he had lent his aid to this question. With deep and intense feelings for the maintenance of the suppress the irregular zeal of some of the Catholic body, his opinions and best rights of the empire,' bis decided conviction was, that this measure feelings regarding the inerits of the question were not only unaltered, but could not be too speedily carried that no time was too early for its adop. unalterable. (Hear!) He could indeed hardly imagine how the priocipletion; and none could arrive, when it should not have his most zealous of the proposition could be opposed. He could easily understand, why support. (Cheers.) He supported the question, because of its perfect persous voting in its favour might demand that many modifications should
reconcileableness with the stability of the Protestant Church; and he be made in it, many concessions qualified, many difñculties solved, many
supported it further, because he thought the passing of this bill would be inconveniences provided for, and inany dangers--some of them imaginary found a measure eminently qualified to support that Church. (Hear!) and others real-guarded against ; but he could not by any process of He contended that the principles of the Constitution were very far from reasoning understand why all the subjects of the same kingdom, inhabi. being opposed to the claims of the Catholics. It was assumed that politi. tants of the same soil who mingled in the daily offices of life, and pro- I cal rights must be withheld, unless the doctrines of the Establisbed fessed a common Christianity, should be excluded from the common
Church were subscribed to; but every day's experience disproved this benefits of the Constitution of their country. (Cheers.) His Hon. Friend
assumption.' Dissenters were allowed to sit in Parliament; a Lord Chanhad set out by saying, that nothing was so dangerous to the peace of cellor of England (Lord Rosslyn) had been a Dissenter; the Test Laws society as the alliance between politics and religion; and how did he had been repealed in Ireland for 50 years, and the dissenting interest bad conclude his speech ? By a laboured eulogium on the alliance between
actually been on the decline ever since, while the Catholics had increased, Church and siate. (“ Hear, hear !” and a laugh.) There was an incon
for they were fostered and cherished, as it were, by severity. (Loud sistency in this which he could not reconcile. His Hon. Friend had told scheers). Even at present, political power was allowed to them, for they them, that never at any time was the feeling of religious zeal so paramount elected Members of Parliament, served as Jurors, and acted as Magis. over the political ambition of the governments of the Continent. He trates. It was asked, what had they to complain of, for they were only believed that to be the case ; but what was the inference he drew from it?
excluded from Parliament, the Bench, and high Offices of State !-that is, Why, mankind were divided into two classes, by two lines of demarcation.
from making and administering the laws, and from posts of bonoor and There was one line between the Protestantand Caiholic churches, and another
dignity! mere bagatelles of course, not worth contending for; but if so, between British and Foreign intuence. He would say, “ Efface the line
scarcely worth refusing. Yet would the Hon. Gent., wbo used such arguof separation which divides the inhabitants of the British islands into two
ment, like to be excluded from his chance of such trífles ? No; they were classes, and strengthen the line of demarcation which separates British
the very things for which Englishmen would cheerfully lay down their from foreign influence." (Cheers.) These were the principles on which lives. (Cheers ). It was clear, that if the Catholics were shut out from be had always advocated this question. It was unnecessary for him to say
unnecessary for him to say | Parliament, they would go and array themselves elsewhere, and perhaps to his Hon. Friend, that with regard to the dangers which he and other assist in destroying public liberty. Looking at what might be the piews Hon. Members anticipated to the Protestant Establishment, be had lately of France with regard to Ireland, there was great danger.' He would given a pledge, which be was now ready to repeat, that he would go as remore such danger, by redressing the grievances of that country; he far as any man to retain it in full dignity and security. (Hear, hear!) He would make a respectable provision for the Catholic Clergy, which lie would go even further : he would declare, that if his reason could be con- kuew they would receive with gratitude; and, whatever miglit be urged, vinced, that they must either stand where they then were, or by proceed- he was satisfied that the Catholic Laity would never allow their own ing risk that Establishment which was interwoven with their happy Con- | Clergy to resume their former power and tithes. Cheers, and murmurs et stitution, he would stand where they then were at all hazards, and would doubt.). If an enemy were now to land in Ireland, there would be great give his strenuous opposition to the motion of the Hon. Barouet. (Hear!) I dainger: they should act therefore as if an enemy bad landed, while they It was because his reason could not be convinced of this fact, but was conld do it with safety. By granting the Catholics an equal share in the convinced of the contrary, that he was now determined to support it.blessings of the Constitution, we should not only secure their loyalty, but (Hear, hear!) It was becanse he was convinced that it would increase obtain their cordial affections and unrestrained confidence. (Loud Cheers. the strength of the empire at home and it's respectability abroad, that he was for opening wide the vest of the Constitution, and receiving in its
Mr. Peel complimented the Hon. Baroner for the gracious and candid bosom all those who lived in its allegiance, and were ready to support its
manner in which he had brought forward the question, which, however, Government.
s Hear, hear!) On these grounds he should give his vote
he felt himself bound to oppose. In regard to the alleged breach of the for the Hon. Baronet's proposition, remarking that in so doing, he by no
Treaty of Limeric, he denied that the Catholics bad ever contemplated meaps considered himself pledged to support the details of the measure
that treaty as guaranteeing a restoration to political power. It had been which the Hon. Baronet might hereafter introduce, but that he did consider
maintained by the highest authorities, that every Government could bimself pledged not to sacrifice to the object of the measure any thing
restrain and regulate the entering into offices of trust, and there was a which in bis conscience he thought, or in his judgment he might be per.
clear distinction between penalties and qualifications for office-between suaded to believe, to be beneficial to the Protestant Establishment. (Loud
punishments and disabilities. By the Act of Union with Scotland, Roman
Catbolics were permanently excluded from office in that country. Earl cheering.)-Mr. C. shortly afterwards left the house.
Chatham and Lord Camden maintained that the Oath of Supremacy was · The SOLICITOR General declared himself bostile to any farther con
the great charter of the Established Religion, as obligatory as Magna cessions to the Catholics, and contended that if any gentleman had, upon Charta itself. Mr. Pitt supported the Test Laws; and it was a common former occasions, made up his mind to yield them, he ought now, from
principle in private life, that no man would place another in a situation to their recent conduct, to alter his resolution. Claims which had been
superintend bis affairs, whom he could not entirely trust. The same prio. denied to reason, argumentation, and quiet solicitation, ought never to be ciple prevailed as to eligibility for office, and upon it was founded the yielded to menace, terror, or intimidation. (Hear!) He would also partial exclusion of the Protestant subject from the exercise of the elective refuse them, because he could never find out what the Catholics proposed franchise. The theory of the Constitution was this--that no man was as their ultiinatum. (Hear, hear') There were only three things now I bound by laws to which he did not assent; but practically speaking, this withheld from them-the Bench, the Parliament, and the bigh Offices of
was not true. No inan could sit in that House unless he possessed a cer. State. (Ilear, and a loud laugh.) If these were granted to the Catholics,
tain amount of property-3001. a-year; but if the doctrine maintained was he had no doubt but they would ask for the Church also. (Hear, and a true, why might not the man of 2001. a-vear sit there? and still more, laugh.) Being clearly of opinion that the pretence of conciliation did
liation did why was the inhabitant of a town not possessiog the elective franchise not follow, but seeing that the overthrow of the Church Establishment deprived of all right of voting? The reason was, that they were afraid must, he should oppose the Hon. Baronet's motion.
| of parties in such situations, without sufficient means as a security for the Mr. START WORTLEY said, tbat no substantial peace would be esta, due discharge of their fupctions. Upon similar principles, the state had a blished in the country until this question was conceded, and the Catholic right of exclusion where it apprehended danger. (Hear, hear!) He opand Protestant population of the empire incorporated in one feeling of posed the abstract right; and Mr. Burke bad declared the question to be civil concord. (Hear!)
one of a moral and virtuous discretion. He admitted, that the exclusion - Mr. BANKES (of Cambridge) opposed the motion. He could not assent from office by law was a grievous evil-(hear!)-but it was one of a to the opinion that the Catholics looked no further than to the enjoyment much less serious and general' nature than those which would follow upon of civil privileges. They had themselves most distinctly said they did its removal. He doubted too ibat the removal of these disabilities would look further. (A cry of NO.) He would repeat, that Mr. O'Connell had have the effect of tranquillizing Ireland; for though various concessions recently declared, ibat if the Catholics would be content with having a had been made, they had not at all allayed the religious animosities in that fow seats in Parliament, they inigbt have that privilege at once, but they country. The temporalities enjoyed by the State Religion of Ireland were would make bo sucb compromise; and then, that gentleman went on to once possessed by the Catholic majority, and as long as that was the case, say, that they aimed at the tithes and church property. (A loud cry of it was absurd to suppose that the Catbolics would be content with the Read.) The words were, “ or if we are called upon to continue contri removal of civil disabilities only. (Hear, hear!) Mr. Peel bere spoke of buting to the building of churches in parishes where there are no Protes-the tone and spirit of the Catholic Religion, its pretensions, of the miracles tant inhabitants." (Hear, hear!) He believed be bad read the wrong of Prince Hohenlohe, and of the number of cures he had performed at part'! (a laugh); but at all events the tendency of the argument was Wurtzburgh and Bamberg! By bis intercessions, the Princess Matilda shortly and simply this (the cry of Read was herc loudly repeated): be Von Schwartzenburgh, lame froin her 8th to ber 17th year, had been would read the following passage :-" It was a mockery to make people cured; so had Councillor Jacob, wbo, though he had not stirred from his pay rates where no church existed. (Loud laughter reiterated.) When I chamber for many years, suddenly accompanied bis Doctor from the third story to the street door ;- beneficed Clergyman had also been cured of refuse them. It was said that the Catholics would not accept such con. the gout in the street, without getting out of his carriage ; and an ophol. cessions as could be granted. He would say, “ Legislate and do not sterer, a saddler, and a stone mason, had all been operated on by similar negotiate;" he would pledge himself that the Catholics would be satisfied, miracles! (Much laughing). Gentlemen might laugh at so much cre. What would happen if these claims should be now rejected, he would not dulity ; but in no part of the world were the wonder-workings of Princesay, but he hoped the laws woold be obeyed. Hohenlohe talked of with more profoupd respect and faith than in Ireland. Sir F. BURDETT rose to reply, contending that the inconveniences likely (Hear, hear!) For these reasons, be decidedly opposed the claims of the to arise from carrying the question were merely speculative, wbilst the Catholics, and he was convinced that the concession proposed would not present evils were permanent, practical, and substantial. . allay their animosity or satisfy their demands. Dr. Doyle already talked | After a few words from Mr. Pell, the gallery was cleared for a division, of “ ulterior measures,"_$0 true it was that
when there appeared-For the motion, 247; Against it, 234 ; Majority “ Still to new heights their restless wisbes soar,
13!--The annunciation of the numbers was received with cbeers. “ Claim leads to claim, as power advances more.'
The House then went into a Committee, and Mr. Peel declared, that At the same time he wished that penal laws should be abolished, together
the opposers of the bill wbich the Hon. Member for Westminster intended with offensive processions, and all other local causes of discontent and
| to introduce, would suffer it to be read a first time, and make their stand heart-burning. (Cheers).
against it on the second reading.–Several resolutions were then agreed to. Mr. BROUGHAM contended that the treaty of Limeric had been noto.
The House resumed; the report was agreed to, and leave was given to riously violated. One of its stipulations was, that the Catholics should
bring in a bill founded on the resolutions.-Mr. Pber asked when it was enjoy the saine privileges they possessed in the reign of Charles II. Now
the intention of the Hon. Baronet to move the second reading of the bill. io that reigo, they sate in Parliament, and had access to all the offices of
Sir F. BURDETT replied, not till after Easter.—The House then adjourned state, excepting Corporations. To say that any man who was otherwise
| at half-past three o'clock eligible to serve the state, should not be allowed to serve it because he
Wednesday, March 2., conscientiously believed in the worship of the mass and in the doctrine of
MANCHESTER RAIL-WAY BILL. transubstantiation, was most unjustifiably to deprive him of his political
The second reading of this Bill was opposed by Mr. GREBN and Mr. and civil rights. It was folly, at this time of day, to tell us that it was
PHILLIPS, on the ground chiefly, that the landowners would be injured only from political rights the Catholics were excluded, an exclusion which
by the intended line of road, that the rail-way was not wanted in that they might endure without repining. Were they to be told this, whilst
quarter, and that the property embarked in the canals ought to be proevery tbiog splendid, dignified, and honourable is not their lot but
fected. It was supported by Sir John NewPORT, and Messrs. Huskis, oors-whilst the portals to power, privilege, and dignity are shut against
SON, W. Pell, and Doherty, who maintained, that for the public advania them-whilst in the laws they are to obey, in the taxes they pay, they are
tage the plan should be tried, as the projectors of the rail way asserted to have no share, because they dare to be honest, and worship God ac
that it would carry goods cheaper and with greater expedition; that the cording to their own consciences! From all that distinguishes man-his
landowners would be benefitted rather than injured by the measure; and high pature-bis more exalted endowments--the ambition to serve his
that the benefit which might arise to the trade both of England and Irecountry-to bear a share in making the laws which he is to obey—they
land made the support of the bill a duty.-Mr. BBOUGUAM hoped that, in are to be debarred, unless they agree to abandon the religion of their
| the proposed Committee, Members would redeem their credit, and not j05 ancestors, and become apostates. This was the inconsistent argument,
the matier, as was so often and so improperly done on private bills, but and the concessions already given to the Catholics made it ten thousand vote according to
| vote according to the merits of the question.—The bill, was then read a times more inconsistent. They were allowed to vote for Members of second time, and ordered to be committed. Parliament, but not to sit in the House. How would the Tories like to be
Thursday, March 3. told by the Whigs, if the latter should chance to get into power, “ We
A Bill was brought in, and forwarded through two stages, on the motion are now in power, but we know that it leads to anarchy, treason, and of Sir THOMAS LETHBRIDGE, for making a Ship Canal to connect the spoil. We will allow you to elect Meinbers of Parliament, but we cannot English and Bristol Channels. The Hon. Bart. explained that great allow you to choose those of your class—you cannot choose Tories." Would benefits were likely to arise from this undertaking, and stated that out of the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford suffer it to be told them, " Yoo | 1,000 owners of the land through which the Canal would pass, 918 bad may elect wbom you please to represent your opinions in Parliament, but been applied to, and only 50 opposed the project. . . , you cannot have any person of your own body," (Hear, hear!) for they
ASSESSED TAXES. are blind to tbe instruction of history--they are the most pedantic meu in Many petitions were presented, praying for a repeal of the Assessed the world, to whom knowledge is pedantry, and caution is dotage! (A Taxes; and Mr. BROUGHAM took occasion to remark, that the reason why laugh.) It was said that there was no safety in Ireland while there were Government objected to relieve the public from the direct taxes was, that so many Catholics against the Protestants. Who denied that? Was it it would thereby suffer a diminution of patronage. It was time that peosafe to leave things as they now were ? This was his argument: but the ple should be relieved from the visits of the Taxgatherer. It was of no Right Hon. Gentleman said that they were surrounded with perils and use reducing the duty on any artiele, when the vender immediately iodangers, that they were to shut their eyes and grope and shriek, but do creased the price proportionately. When the Minister formerly took off nothing to remove the danger! He (Mr. B.) admitted the danger, but he 161. per hogshead from French wine, the wine-merchants raised the price would remove it. His firm belief was, that if they had forty or fifty 101. per hogshead. Catbolics in that House, not one injurious proposition would proceed from Mr. MABERLY made bis promised motion for the entire repeal of the one of them. There were many Dissenters in this country, yet the most in Assessed Taxes, which he grounded both on the inquisitorial nature and that House were not above five or six; and did any one hear from those, one costly collection of those duties, and on the general anxiety of the people proposition to trench on the rights of the Church The Right Hon. Gen- for their removal. He approved of the principle upon which the Minister dleman dwelt on the reported wiracles of Prince Hohenlohe with ridicule; acted in reducing anti-commercial duties, but he ihought a better selecbut were such arguments to be addressed to the wise, well.educated, and tion of items might have heen made. Coffee and wine were the lux. discreet Members of that Honse? He assured the Right Hon. Gentle-vries of the rich the duties on tea and tobacco ought to have been man, that if be selected the most seductive Popish legends, bę would pick lowered in preference. The repeal of the Assessed Taxes would be a out three of the weakest men on either side-on the opposite side if he relief to all classes, particularly to the struggling shopkeeper, who pleased (A laugh), and let those three add to themselves six more,- greatly needed it. The people were as much annoyed with the vexation he would assure the Right Hon. Gentleman, that if those oine weak men of these taxes, as oppressed by the amount. Do away the mischievous were lo pore over those legends for a month, they would not be converted, Sinking Fund, and the whole of the Assessed Taxes might be saved, an but would be more confirmed in their own religion. Though there were army of taxgatherers disbanded, and upwards of 300,0001. a year, now fre Dissenters in that House-and not more Catholics could enter at best spent in collection, saved. for one year--though Dissenters were admissible to offices by means of 'Mr. LESTER seconded the motion, and dwelt on the political benefit that the indemnity bill-though there were Chancellors and Prime Ministers of would result from getting rid of that pernicious band of Government that persuasion—though they had a dissenting Chancellor distributing the retainers, the taxgatherers. patronage of the Crown and advising the King, yet had any mortal man The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUBR defended his financial plan. It eter believed the Church to be in danger ? He readily admitted that was impossible to repeal the Assessed Taxes without giving up the Sinkthe Catholics would have power if they were in Parliament. But had they ing Fund, upon the maintenance of which public credit was founded. The ma power now? They had a great deal, and the danger was as great as if Assessed Taxes had already been reduced ope-ball-3,500,0001.; and it they were eligible to the Honse of Commons. Abler men, or of more was now wiser to lower those duties which pressed more on the industry nice discretion, he never knew than the Catholic Gentlemen that he met,- of the people. He should be very glad to reduce the duty on lea, but men of greater talents, of more extenstve information, of keenar dis he could not do all at once : that duty yielded 3,000,0001. So with the certinent. These gentlemen, so richly endowed by nature, so able to do duty on tobacco : no reduction of less than half would be of any use; and Dischief if they wished, backed as they would be by five or six millions even supposing the consequent loss of revenue to be only one.fourth, that this was a power for the most insatiable ambition to grasp at. This power would be more than the revenue could spare. the house dreaded-because they made new laws to curb it. His remedy Some furiher conversation followed, in the course of which Mr. Huswas simple-it was to take away ibose dangerous elements, and to curb KISSON spoke angrily respecting a great advance in the price of wine, them, and then they would work the machine well, and the House would winch he understood the wine-merchants had just made, and intimated
o more bave to dread them The Catholics asked now what was rea that the duty, under these circumstances, ought not to be allowed on their keable, but the legislature feared that this concession would be followed stock-in band, as the money might as well go into the Treasury, if the by a demand of what was unreasonable. He would say, rant what is public did not reap the benefit. He was reminded, that competition reasonable, and wait till they make an unreasonable colline before you a wija settled the price for the public, and that the rise was onlv. a ten
porary consequence of the increased demand caused by the lowering of G. Smith, Watling-street, Manchester-warehouseman. Solicitor, Mr. the duty.-Mr. Huskisson also stated, that at the end of 1825, he should Gunner, Great James-street, Bedford-row. take some steps to regulate the monopoly of the Oporto Company.
W. A. Canburn, Bayswater, brewer. Solicitor, Mr. Loveland, Symond'sThe motion was negatived by 111 to 64.
inn, Chancery-lane. QUARANTINE LÅws.
J. Bath, Devonport, grocer. Solicitor, Mr. Church, Great James-street, On the motion of Mr. Charles Grant, a Resolution was carried, de
Bedford-row. claring the expediency of a repeal of these Laws.
J. Hart, Gloucester, woollen-draper, Solicitors, Messrs. Jenkins and Friday, March 4.
Abbott, Now-inn. The Tees avd Weardale Rail-way bill was opposed by Sir H. HanDINGE, Sir J. SHELLEY, Sir M. W. RIDLEY, Lord G. H. CAVENDISH, Mr. The Funds.-Consols, which had risen to 94 in the course of the week, LAMBTON, and others; and was supported by Lords Lowraer and Muton, bave been slightly affected by an absurd report of a secret treaty be. and several other Members; but the second reading was carried by tween Spain and Russia, for reconquering the South American provinces; 63 to 53.
but the silly panic is subsiding, and the price, of course, is following. ARMY ESTIMATES.
Owing to the same cause, the spring given to the South American Lord PALMERSTON brought forward the Army Estimates, proposing an Securities, by the good news of the week, has also been slightly checked, augmentation of the army to the extent of 10,000 men and 229,0001. although the maintained advance in Peruvian Stock is considerable. expense. This increase is independently of 5,000 men stated to be wanted | There has been but little fluctuation in the Mining Shares, and the most for India. The 10,000 men are to be raised by adding two companies to popular of them firmly keep up their heavy premiums. A new British regiments. The entire estimate for 1825 was for 86,436 men, at an
Mining Company is announced, as also one to promote a regular steam expense of 3,063,0001. After recapitulating various minor arrangements
intercourse with Gibraltar and Italy. Latest quotations: and reductions, his Lordship said, that the augmentation of the force was
Consols, 93 7
New 4 per Cents, 1069 1
Consols for Account, 9371 required for purposes merely colonial ; and he particularly desired it to
3 per Cents. Reduced, shut be understood as pot proceeding from any apprehension in regard to
PRICES OF FOREIGN STOCKS YESTERDAY.
Peruvian Bonds, 88, 89
Portuguese Bonds, between Great Britain and other countries.
Ditto Scrip, 1825, 31 1 pr.
Prussian Bonds, 1014 Some conversation arose. Mr. HOBHOUSE objected to the increase,
Buenos Ayres Bonds, 92
Ditto Acc. 1013 unless information wes afforded as to its necessity; and Mr. H. Hut. Chilian Bonds, go!
Ditto Bonds, 1822, 100)
Colombian Bonds, 921
Russian Bonds, 1822, 65)
Ditto Acc. 95% and others, gave it their support, on the ground of security in the present
Ditto Acc. 917 92
Spanish Consols, 245 : state of affairs.--All the Resolutions were then agreed to.
Greek Bonds, 561 }
Ditto Acc. 215
Ditto Scrip, pr. par
Ditto Consols, 1923, 1991 Sir H. HARDINGE then brought forward these estimates, which
Mexican Bonds, sia
French Rentes, 1054 100-
Ditto Exchange, 25f. 10c.
J. B.'s request cannot be complied with ; for the matter he wishes the insertion
of would not be acceptable to the majority of our readers. The House resolved itself into a Committee on the Assessed Taxes.
The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER moved the Resolutions pro forma, with a view to printing the bill. He had one thing to mention which he
THE EXAMINER. had forgotten on a former evening-he bad introduced a clause to give relief with respect to the internal lights of houses-a subject of conside
LONDON, MARCH 6, 1825. rable grievance. The report was ordered to be taken into further consideration on Monday,
The public have to rejoice, both in a national and social point of
view, in the receipt, by the Lion cutter, from Jamaica, of official FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES.
accounts from Carthagena, announcing the decided and final oferTuesday, March 1.
throw of the Royalist force in Peru, an event which may be said to BANKRUPTCIES SUPERSEDED..
terminate the leaden and torpid sway of Spain in South America, T. France, James-street, Haymarket, timber-merchant.
The battle which led to this grand event was fought on the 9th DeD. Russell, Long-acre, linen-draper.
cember, in the plains of Guamanguilla; General Sucre commanding BANKRUPTS.
the liberating army, and the Viceroy La Serna the force of the S. Passey, High-street, Newington Butts, bookseller. Solicitors, Messrs. Winter and Williams, Bedford-row.
Royalists. LA SERNA, CANTERAC, VALDEZ, CARATELLA, and indeed J. Stranack, Park-place, Mile-end, master-mariner. Solicitor, Mr. Gale,
the whole of their army, baggage, arms, and accoutrements, were capBasinghall-street.
tured; and according to a capitulation between CANTERAC (who held J. P. Sweetapple, Chisenbury, Wilts, horse-dealer. Solicitor, Mr. Gar the command at the close, in consequence of La Serna being rard, Suffolk-street Pall-mall East.
wounded) and General Sucre, the fortress of Callao is to be given J. Ekins, Oxford-street, cheese-monger. Solicitors, Messrs. Fairthorne up to the liberating force. In consequence of the assassination by a and Co. Coleman-street.
party of the enemy, of the officer bearing the official details, these H. P. O'Shaughnessey and G. Sherborn, Pall-mall, bootmakers. Soli
accounts lack all the particulars of the battle itself, but the catastrophe citor, Mr. Walls, Bedford-street, Bedford-square.
is undoubted; and in consequence, General BOLIVAR has informed W. Clark and G. Winter, Elizabeth-place, Kennington-cross, merchants. Solicitors, Messrs. Borradaile and Ashmore, King's Arms-yard, Cole
the Colombian authorities that no further reinforcements will be
required for Peru. man-street. Saturday, March 5.
This important and very satisfactory event will most likely rapidly BANKRUPTS.
lead to a consummation of the patriotic labours of the illustrious C. Taylor, Salisbury, innholder. Solicitor, Mr. Yatman, Arundel-street, WASHINGTON of South America, whose measured, deliberate, but J. Meyrick, Blackman-street, Southwark, grocer. Solicitors, Messrs. assured valour and policy, have led to such eminent results. We Winter and Williams, Bedford-row.
suspect that a federative defensive system against Spain and the posJ. Levy, Hemmings-row, Leicester-square, glass-dealer. Solicitor, Mr. sible politics of the Holy Alliance will soon be adopted by the New Norton, White-cross-street.
Governments, aided by which, and by the countenance of Great, T. Wren, London-wall, silkman. Solicitor, Mr. James, Bucklersbury.
Britain and the commercial nations, they will not only be able to 1. Howell, Cheltenham, plumber. Solicitsr, Mr. King, Serjeant's-ion,
brave the wretched impotence of the mother country, but the corert Fleet-street. G. Dickson, Liverpool, provision-dealer. Solicitors, Messrs. Adlington,
aims of France, which, evidently looking to the ultimate or virtual and Co. Bedford-row.
possession of the Spanish Peninsula, naturally seeks to prevent or J. Stead, Wakefield, Yorkshire, architect. Solicitors, Messrs. Evans cramp the independence of colonies, which would add so much to and Shearman, Hatton-garden.
the value of the prey. E. Caton, Preston, Lancashire, milliner. Solicitor, Mr. Norris, Johnstreet, Bedford-row.
The Parliamentary Debates of the week are extremely interesting, W. Hippon, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, woollen-manufacturer. Solicitors, and one result is very gratifying to the enemies of bigotry. We Messrs. Hurd and Johnson, Temple.
allude, of course, to the majority in favour of the Catholic Claims. B. Porter, Hackney-road, baker. Solicitors, Messrs. Henrich and Staf
We do not lose sight of the great probability of the Bill just brought ford, Buckingham-street, Strand.
in being lost in the other House ; but still we are pleased with the W. Hay, Rosemary-lane, victualler. Solicitor, Mr. Templer, John
present triumph. Every success of this kind makes progress; and street, America-square. J. Foulkes, Cheltenham, haberdasher. Solicitors, Messrs. Hurd and
the discussion which accompanies it, and which is carried by the press Johnson, Temple.
into every corner of the country, is of lasting importance. Tuesday's M. Bertram, Philpot-lane, Fenchurch-street, soap-maker. Solicitor, Mr. debate was certainly edifying, in regard to the contrast, it afforded Leigh. Charlotte.row. Mansion house..
I between the intellectual nower of the two narties with the exception
of Mr. Peel, there was not a single speaker of talent against the Catho- A Divine Doctor.-The Reverend Doctor Willson, Rector of Saint hics; and that Minister was singularly unfortunate in his illustrations. Mary, Aldermary, last week ordered a poor widow named Tootel, with
u nad nothing to urge but the usual vague suggestions of possible two little children, to be proceeded against for the non-payment of 28s. danger. Sir FRANCIS BURDETT,—whose opening speeeh was marked
due for Tithes. When the Lord Mayor was applied to for ihe warrant of by an admirable union of manly sentiment and judicious conciliation,
distress, knowing the poverty of the Widow, which was so extreme that --answered all that the Right Honourable Gentleman had said, by a
the parish had relieved her from the payment of the poor-rates, he bene
volently offered to pay half the demand for her, and recommended that single remark, which in fact embraces the whole question under present
the Reverend Teacher of Charity should give up the other portion. The circumstances; namely, that the benefits to be derived from doing Reverend Teacher of Charity declined this recommendation and offer, justice to the Catholics are certain and immense, while the appre and said that the Lord Mayor had no right to “ dictate” to him, and hended dangers are only conjectural. The introduction of this Bill commanded bis agent to proceed and levy! Upon this the Lord Mayor, will doubtless tend to calm the irritation that the arbitrary and impo- rather than aid in such a barbarous proceeding, paid the entire demand. btic suppression of the Association creates ; but how much wiser to
Doctor Willson, we presume, is one of those pious Theologians who deny have suppressed that body by conceding, in a generous and confiding
the efficacy of good works.”—We dare say that he is a zealous opponent spirit, the object for which alone they are associated!
of the “ persecuting” Catholics!
It is confidently stated, that an action has been commenced by the The Army Estimates have been discussed. Lord PALMERSTON
• Lord PALMERSTON father of a female Singer against a Noble Lord for the seduction of his contends that the augmentation of the military force is only 8000 daughter. men, but it appears that we are at any rate to pay for 15,000. These Mr. Stockdale, the publisher of “ Harriette Wilson" is under the treatadditional troops are neither for England nor Ireland, it seems, but ment of Dr. Eady-he is very bad indeed.-Medical Adviser.. only to aid the convenience of the military arrangements; in other words, to provide for those friends and relatives of the boroughdealers, who find it pleasant to be styled Captain or Colonel, and to
NEWSPAPER CHAT. draw pretty little sums quarterly from his Majesty's Treasury.
HATE.— It is by no means surprising that the mere mention of " bating Considerable sensation was produced in the City yesterday morning by
enemies," has caused a considerable hubbub in a certain quarter. The
thing, or at least the name, has been out of fashion for centuries, and the accounts from Boulogne, stating that on Wednesday the Authorities at Boulogne and Calais received an order from the French Government to
Irish, by adhering to so antiquated a custom, show themselves immeaopen the dispatches of all commercial couriers from England; and that,
surably behind the civilized world. Mr. O'Connell, indeed, can find no in consequence, several expresses, were detained three or four hours.
precedent for the practice later than the Psalmist. All good people love One of them had in the bag forty letters, all of which were opened and
their enemies, because it is amiable to love them, and more especially beread.,
cause loving them does them more harm than bating them. Lord Herbert, The number of Courts Martial that have been lately held in Jamaica,
of Cherbury, used to say, that he always forgave his enemies like a good
Christian, as he had an opinion that God would punish them so much the induce the belief that a very general misunderstanding exists among the more heavily in the other world, by reason of his great charity towards military in that station. What used to be of rare occurrence, during the them : it was, in fact, laying up their sins to interest; and on this prinperiod ihat General Conran commanded the forces there, is now so fre ciple he was particularly obliging to those who injured him. . We have quent under his successor, that it induces a comparison not at all favour
ourselves heard excellent men pique themselves on returning good for able to the character and conduct of the latter. General Conran bought evil : “ for," said they,“ it is heaping live coals on the heads of our enegolden opinions of all sorts of men, not more by his urbanity of manners, mies." Hatred would not have been so powerful a cautery. So excelthan his constitutional and uncorrupt administration of the government. I lent and approved is the doctrine of loving indeed, and so efficient is it The sense of the colonists was unequivocally expressed by the presentation found in practice, that old Isaac Walton exhorts his young angler, in imto the General of a superb piece of plate, on his leaving the island. His
paling a frog, to treat him as though he were his friend. And the Scotch successor, Sir John Keane, it appears, is the least popular man in the island, and his principle of action seems to be in direci opposition to his , is the leas! popular man in the understand ihe principle so well, that they dine with their foes out of
sheer malice, and literally eat them up with kindness, while the sufferer excellent predecessor's.
roars to the favourite tune of “ ( this love! this love! this love !” ChilWe are requested to state, that the Court of Enquiry held at Nassau, dren are early taught to hate nothing, and to love everything; and New Providence, Bahamas, in September last, was for the purpose of in- accordingly, they love their kitlens and pets of various kinds, with an vestigating charges preferred by Lieutenant Rowland, of ihe Royal affection extremely painful, if not actually mortal, to the miserable obArtillery, against W. Hield, Esq. of the Ordnance. Lieutenant Cookson, ljects of it. This is a timely lesson in worldly wisdom. Shakespeare who commanded the detachment of that station, and who has been mis says . This sorrow's heavenly, it strikes where it doth love," meaning, represented as the party accused, attended the Court only as evidence on doubtless, to show how severe a thing love is. The writer of this parabehalf of Mr. Hield. We are not acquainted with the nature of the graph once travelled in the same coach with a madman, who, on being charges, but it has come to our ears, that the latter gentleman is highly asked by a compassionate fellow passenger, whether he had no friends, respected by all classes in that country, of which he has been a resident became exceedingly furious, and replied with great heat,“ Friends! I five-and-thirty years.
hate friends; it's they ibat trouble me; I should do well enough if I had Sever al very long and warm debates have recently taken place at the no friends to care about me." This shewed some sense in the poor de India-House in regard to the conduct of the Marquis of HASTINGS, who mented creature, and a just notion de amicitiâ. But, in a word, hatred had sanctioned a loan by the House of Palmer and Co. of Hyderabad, lo has long been out of fashion (good people have even left off hating the the Nizam;-& proceeding which is considered by some as extremely Devil and all his works); love answers all the purpose, and sounds and improper. The question is to be decided by ballot. A full report of does much better. How England has loved Ireland, for example! how these debates are given in the last Oriental Herald, to which publication | we have petted it, and dandled it, and made much of it, and fondled it, we refer our readers for all matters relating to India, as the opinions of
and nursed it as a child does a kitten, and poked its eyes out, and its honest and enlightened conductor, from his intimale acquaintance
squeezed its belly as flat as a pancake, and oh! after all these endearwith oriental affairs merit, and must command particular attention.
ments, this lesson of love, to find the ungracious varlets hating each The pernicious Quarantine Laws-thanks to the manly, zealous, and other, and avowing it like Psalmists-Out upon it!-Chronicle. ealightened exertions of Dr. MACLEAN-are at last to be repealed.
BEER.-A gentleman of Rye, in Sussex, has produced (says a country. Mr. O'Connell's appearance below the Bar of the Ilouse of Lords ex- | paper) by chemical process, an essence of malt and hops, which gives cited a good deal of attention amongst their Lordships. In the course of beer of any strength and flavour by the addition of water only.
the evening, Lord Liverpool went round to the Duke of Leinster, appa | Smoking. There are beef-steak clubs, and drinking clubs, and glee ! rently for the purpose of having Mr. O'Connell pointed out to him. His clubs, and debating clubs, and places of resort for all classes of connoisseurs
Grace took a very conspicuous mode of acceding to the request, which in the good things of this life. The smokers of cigars are determined not to sosed no trifling sensation, for shortly after he walked down the Bar, be behindband in maintaining the dignity and luxury of their favourite and shook the Learned Gentleman by the hand in the most cordial and indulgence. Our friend GLIDDON, of Indicator renown, has opened a affectionate manner.-Dublin Weekly Register.
“ Cigar Divan," at his establishment in Covent-Garden, where one may, The Catholic advocates, we perceive, are anxious to propitiate the smoke a cigar in a comfortable room, well supplied with newspapers, Established clergy, by an assurance that the Catholic priests have no magazines, &c. and season the herb with coffee in winter, or with orgeal, design against the rich temporalities of the Irish Church. Perhaps not. lemonade, &c. in summer. The prospectus launches out into the praise Bat they who enjoy these temporalities-so disproportionate to the num- of the American plant in a style of amusing magnificence. The practice bers of the flock and the services of the pastors-are wise in their gene- of smoking is by turos termed “ rational, gentlemanly, social, salubrious, tation, and will be apt to identify their possession of them with the and pleasing ;' it is vindicated with becoming warmth from the objeccontinuance of “ Protestant Ascendancy;" which forms, indeed, the tions of the “ affectedly squeamish and the ignorantly untasteful;" and only pretence for the existence of so enormous an abuse. Place both the public are ingeniously reminded, that “ he who Girst introduced the faths on a level in point of civil immunity ; and, with the processes that use of Tobacco in this country was one of the most finished gentlemen tre now going forward in morals and in politics, the oppressive tithes of that or any age"-Sir Walter Raleigh. Charles Lamb's admirable nd hage estates in Ireland miscalled " Church property ” would Ode to Tobacco would have made an excellent finish to this eulogy; or ranista in a few years. These are at present the appropria of a | in default of that, La Bella Tabacconista (see Examiner) should get her
CANINE SMUGGLING.-Contraband goods are extensively introduced 1"
ACCIDENTS. OFFENCES. &c. from the Netherlands into France, by the means of dogs trained for the Death Of The Hon. F. Ashley Cooper (son of the Earl of Shaftes. purpose, who convey small parcels through the least frequented paths.
bury) in a pugilistic combat with Mr. Wood, a son of Colonel Wood, of 'The revenue officers have discovered the fraud, and are in the habit of Littleton, Bucks, and nephew of the Marquis of Londonderry.-00 shooting at all strange dogs.
Sunday, two young Collegians of Eton, the Hon. F. A. Cooper and SUPERSTITION.-A report being lately circulated that a cottage in Old Mr. Wood, were in the play-ground, when some words arose, and they Malton was baunted, a large party of fanatics from New Malton, headed posbed each other who gave the first assault is differently stated; but by a late Churchwarden of Doncaster, actually went to exorcise the dwel
they proceeded to blows, and had fought for several minutes, when the ling by fasling and prayer.-A Church warden fasting!!
Captain separated them. It was subsequently determiued by the belli. The rail-roads now projected, if carried into effect, would consume iron
gerents, that they should meet on the following afternoon and terminate to the value of 28 millions sterling! The 111 miles of road planned their differences by a pugilistic contest, a custom prevalent among the between Birmingham and Liverpool will require 60.000 tons of iron for scholars of Eton, and indeed of all olber Public Schools. In this in. the rails alone, at the cost of 840,0001.-Leeds Mercury.
stance the majority of the scholars were present to witness the battle, and
the combatants stripped ‘at four o'clock on Monday afternoon, and com. L AW.
menced fighting. Mr. Cooper was smaller in stature tban his opponent,
his' age was under 15 years, and his opponent, who was half a head COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
taller, was near 17. Mr. Wood had the advantage in point of strength,
but the quickness and precision of Mr. Cooper were remarkable for one Thursday, March 3.
so young, and he declared that he would never give in. In the 8th, 9th, ERSKINE V. MORRIS.
and 10th rounds, he became exhausted, and it was then evident tbat he It appeared from the proceedings in this case, that Mr Erskine, a com
was not a match for Mr. Wood, and he ought to have been taken away. poser of music, had been engaged by Mr. Morris, the Proprietor of the
Some of the “ backers" had brought a quantity of brandy into the field, little theatre in the Haymarket, to compose music for a drama intended to
and the second of Mr. Cooper, in the 1lth round, poured a considerable be played, in which the Reio-deer and Laplanders were to be introduced.
quantity down Mr. Cooper's throat, and he recovered his wind and Mr. Dibdin had written the piece, and everything was ready, when the principal performer, the Reindeer, died, which caused the performance
strength. The young men continued fighting for more than an hour, and
when they were in a state of exbaustion, they were plied with brandy. to be given up. Mr. Erskine, having in vain applied to Mr. Morris for
It is stated that Mr. Cooper drank above half a pint. They fought about payment for his musical compositions, was compelled to bring his action. The CHIEF JUSTICE, in summing up, hoped that the practice of intro.
sixty rounds, and at the end of the Jast, Mr. Cooper, fell very beavily ducing brute animals on the stage would be given up, as it was one more
apon his head, and never spoke afterwards. He was carried to his lodgfitted for Bartholomew Fair than for a regular theatre.
ings, at the house of the Rev. Mr. Knapp, by his brothers, who were Verdict for the Plaintiff-Damages, 801.
present at the fight. He was put to bed; but po medical assistance was sent for till four hours afterwards, a short time before he expired. As
soon as his death was known, expresses were sent off to the Earl of POLICE.
Shaftesbory, and other relations of the deceased, to inform them of the MANSION-HOUSE.
catastrophe. On Tuesday morning, the Secretary of the Noble Earl - On Monday, Alfred Briar, a young man of gentlemanly appearance, arrived at Eton, and took away the deceased's two brothers. About one the son of respectable pareots in the city, was charged with having stolen e'clock, Colonel Wood arrived at Eton, and evinced much sorrow at the two gold watehes from the shop of Mr. Dulio, the jeweller, in Cornbilli event. The Coroner arrived at Eton at two o'clock, and a Jury held an Mr. Dulin stated, that on Monday inorning, about 10, the prisoner eame inquest. It appears from the evidence adduced, that there were no “foul and asked to look at some gold watches. Several were shown to him, blows " struck ;-ihat before the last round, Wood said he wanted to go and he selected one. . He then requested to look at some gold snuff. to his tutor to attend his studies, and would make it up afterwards ;-that boxes; Mr. Dulio turned round and reached them, when the prisoner the deceased's party exclaimed, “ we will have another round-we are Appeared to fix upon one, the price of wbich was 35 guineas, but said he in no hurry!" that another round was fought, when the deceased fell had not sufficient money to make the purchase then, and he would call from a severe blow, and Wood fell heavily upon him ;-that Wood then again. Mr. Dulin at that moment missed the watch which the prisoner said, he must go, and would make it up; but directly the proposition was had selected, and told him that he must not go out of the shop, for a watch made, the deceased fell back senseless; and that (according to the bad disappeared from the tray. The prisoner appeared indignant at the opinion of the surgeon) death was caused, not by any blow received, but accusation, said he was a gentleman, and that he would scorn to do such a by a violent fall, which caused the rupture of some artery, and covered thing. Mr. Dulin replied that the watch was gone, and that the prisoner the whole left hemisphere of the brain with blood. After a charge from must have stolen it. The prisoner then said he would go and fetch an the Coroner, the Jury retired for a very considerable time; at a late hour officer, and cause himself to be searched. Mr. Dulio replied that that was they returned a verdict of Manslaughter against Mr. Wood, the princiunnecessary, and rang for one of his shopmen, who came down. He l pal, and Mr. Alex. Wellesley Leith, his second. The result of the in. perceived one of the prisoner's pockets sticking out, and on examining it, quiry produced an extraordinary sensation in the College. The Coroner he found two gold watches, his property He allowed them to remain issued his warrant against the parties, and placed it in the bands of the there antil Brown, the officer, was fetched. The latter deposed, that he Constable to execute, who now bolds Mr. Wood in custody at the School. found the two watches upon the prisoner.-The prisoner declined saying Mr. Leith has left Harrow. anything in his defence. He was fully committed to take his trial. "His Melancholy Accident. Cambridge, Feb. 27.-On Friday night, sang froid astonished every one. He has been five years in the office of a | Mr. C. of Leicester, arrived at the Sun Hotel, in this town. When very eminent solicitor as an articled clerk, and is said to have conducted alighting from bis gig, he requested his luggage to be carried into the himself with uniform propriety.
Commercial-room. A boy assisted the Boots to upload. la giving the BOW-STREET.
cushions out, something fell on the foot-board, which the boy discovered ASSAULT BY THB HARROW SCHOLARS.-Martin Jones, a smith, living at to be a pistol ; while in the act of carrying it to the Boots it went off, and, Harrow, on Wednesday claimed the protection of the Magistrates for shocking to relate, the bar.maid, Mary Drane, an amiable young women, himself and family, against the violence of the Harrow School boys. He in her 21st year, received the contents, which entered her right hip and said, that the “ young gentlemen ” had frequently broken the tiles of passed through her body. The wound was mortal. She died about halfhis house with stones, and when he remonstrated with them, they threat past twelve last night. A Coroner's inquest was held on the body this ened to beat bim and his son. They came in a body of 40 or 50, armed morning, when a verdict of “ Accidental Death " was recorded. Mr. C. with sticks, on Friday, and demanded to see his son. His wife was received an adınonition from the Jury, who lamented the carelessness of alarmed, and informed Dr. Butler of what had occurred. A boy named
Mr. C. in leaving a loaded pistol in such a manner.
MARRIAGES. threatened “ to knock his bloody old brains out," and called upon the On Monday, at Cholmondeley-house, Piccadilly, the Right Hon. Lord H.
Cholmondeley, second son of the Marquis Cholmondeley, to Maria, youngest publican, in whose house he had taken refuge, to “turn him out, that daughter of the Right Hon. Charles Arbuthnot. they might put an end to him at once." Dr. Butler and other Masters On the 24th ult. at Colchester, the Rev. J. Whiting, to Susan, daughter of the now arriving, they dispersed; but soon after, about 30 of them returned- | late Mr. Charles White, of Colchester. swore they would have his son and him ont, tore the bars out of the
DEATHS. window, broke the glass, and compelled him to fly, as he deemed his life
On Monday, at Billingbear, Berks, in his 75th year, the Right Hon. Richard in peril; and he had not been since able to return to his business, which Aldworth Griffin Lord Braybrooke, Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Essex. was completely at a stand.-Mr. MINSHULL assured the complainant that On the 1st inst. Charles Yarnold, Esq. surgeon, Great St. Helen's, aged 45.
1 On the 26th ult. at North-end, Fulham, Elizabeth, the wife of John Croomes, he should be protected, and immediately dispatched Ellis, an officer, to
Esq. of the War-Office. Harrow, to inquire into the matter. Ellis returned on Thursday noon, | On the 26th ult. at Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, Charles Jemmett, Esq saying that the matter was settled. -Sir RICHARD BIRNIE having ex- aged 72. pressed his surprise at this, the Officer said, that on bis reaching Harrow, |
On the 26th ult. at Hadley, Captain Dury, Royal Artillery. the Masters of the School sent for Jones, who, after an interview, in
On the 24th ult. at Rhyddings, near Swansea, Thomas Bowdler, Esq. F.R.S.
and S.A. in the 71st year of his age. formed him that he need not give himself any further trouble, as be On the 3d inst. in Dover-street, Piccadilly, Lieuten int-General Sir James (Jones) « bad been perfectly satisfied."-Sir RICHARD observed, that he | Erskine, Bart. of Torrie, Fifesbire. was much dissatisfied ; that it was a very strange proceeding; and ibat | On the winnin
On the 92d Oct. at Batavia, Benjamin Goldsmid EU.. his 25th year...