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6 The house then divided, aind [and] ths [the] nilinbers [milliners] were-for the IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. ; HOUSE OF LORDS. Friday, May 10. ; Tue Cast or Mr. RYLAND The Duke of brought forward the case of Mr. Ryland, late clerk of the executive council of Canada, and concluded by mo resolutions in favour of the acknowledgment of Mr. Ryland's claims.,......Earl GREY moved the previous ic gr Mr. Ryland's olaims [claims] were supported by Lords Stanley, B and Glenelg; Earl Granville being the only other speaker on the government side.......0n a division, the numbers were-contents, 19; non-cantents, [non-contents] 22; ma- [mae] he ieri [ire] inst the government, 3. lordahips [lordship] then adjourned. Monday, Hay 12 NIVERSITIES.--Lord [UNIVERSITIES.--Lord] BRovewaM, [Brougham] in presenting a en moma [mona] the Professors of the University College, ndon, [don] took occasion to inveigh in no measured terms against all who wore ing to inoculate our universities with German projects of education...... The Duke of WEL- [WE- WELLINGTON] LINGTON [LONDON] that tho University of Oxford, as an university, Was most anxious to introduce every reasonable improvement into her of education, but there was one thing which she could not do, and that was to repeal the statutes by which the different colleges wore governed. THE AFvalps [Envelopes] OF GREECE.-Lord StTaNLEY [Stanley] called tho attention of the House to the intelligence which had re- [recently] cently [cent] arrived with respect to our dispute with Greece. He hoped the mdence [dance] connected with the subject would be laid before the House without loss of time, and gave notice that he should call the attention of the House im- [in- immediately] mediately after the Whitsuntide recess to all the circum- [circus- circumstances] stances of that most unfortunate transaction...... The Mar- [Marquis] quis [quin] of LaxspoWNE [Lansdowne] expressed great satisfaction at the way in which the dispute had terminated by Sir T. Wyse, [Wise] and promised that no time should be lost in laying the corres [cores] pondence [prudence] before the House...... The papers connnected [connected] with the renewal-of diplomatic relations with Spain were then laid on the table. The Distressed Unions (Ireland) Bill was read a second time, and their Lordships adjourned. Tuesday, May 14. PaROCHIAL [Parochial] Assmssatente' [Assistant] Lord PORTMAN moved for a select committee to consider the laws relative to parochial assessments....... The Bishop of London, the Marquis of Lansdowne, the Earl of Malmesbury, and Lord Hatherton spoke in favour of the motion, which having been to, the cammittee [committee] was appointed. . The Judgments (Ireland) Bill and some other bills were forwarded a stage, after which their lordships adjourned. - -- HOUSE OF COMMONS. Friday, May 10. THE MANCHESTER RecTORY [Rectory] BILL.-This bill was con- [considered] sidered [resided] as amended....... Mr. GOULBURN moved as an amend- [amendment] ment [men] that the canons of Manchester should receive 750 a year in lieu of the sum 600) [W] proposed by the bill. ...... Mr. MILNER GIBSON o the motion, on the gro [Geo] that it would diminish the surplus out of which the incomes of the minor clergy were to. be increased.......Sir G. Grey thought that no sufficient cause had been shown for recon- [reconsidering] sidering [considering] the amount of salary fixed by the bill, and said that he was at all times averse to re-opening question which a committee of the house had settled. He therefore opposed the amendment.......After further discussion, the house divided, and the numbers were-for the amendment, 60; against it, 193; being againgst [against] Mr. Goulburn, 132. ADJOUBNMENT [ADJOURNMENT] OF THE Hovuse.-Lord [House.-Lord] JOHN RUSSELL announced that he should move that the house should on Tuesday adjonrn [adjoining] over Wednesday (on which day her Ma- [Majesty] jesty's [jest's] birth day is to be kept), and on Friday should adjourn -for the Whitsun holidays, until' the Thursday following. Tue REGISTRARSHIP OF CANTERBURY.-Lord delivered a long speech justifying the conduct of the late Archbishop of Canterbury in regard to the sinecure office conferred, in reversion, by the present archbishop upon his son....... Lord J. RUSSELL considered the defence needless, as there was but one opinion, within and without the house, as to the character of the late Dr. Howley. THe [The] Stamp CHANCELLOR of the Ex- [Exchequer] CHEQUER then rose to make a statement of the course government meant to take in reference to the stamp duties. After going through the history of the legislation which he had attempted upon the subject during the present session, and sketching the various ebjections [objections] with which he had been met, he defended the former intentions of govern- [government] ment, [men] and assured the house that they had been received with favour by the railway companies and other parties interested in the question. He found, he said, that he had been unable to reconcile the decision to which the house had come, in reference to the one shilli.g [shilling.g duty, with any principle of calculation, besides which, it. would cause great inconvenience in the country from ita [it] necessitating a new set of stamps to be prepared. He therefore announced that the decision he had come to was this. He should discharge the present bill. He should bring in a new stamp Tuties [Duties ill. In this he should im [in] a uniform ad valorem [removal] duty of 1 per cent. upon all conveyances and transfers. He should affixa [affixed] uniform duty of 4 per cent. upon all mortgages and bonds, which would reduce the duty on any such documents relating to sums under 50 ta 1s. 13d. Leases should remain as at present, except Irish leascs [leases] with fines, which were to be charged 5s. per cent. Contingent annuities were to be altogether exeepted, [excepted] and there was to be no further duty on the legal formality called a lease fur a year. There was to be a uniform duty of haif-a-crown [Haigh-a-crown] upon memorials, instead of the present duty of ten shillings. The now re duty on followers (the skins of parchment following the first skin), to be also. eharged [charged] a uniform rate of 103. And as great ditiiculty [difficulty] arose trom [from] duubts [doubts] occurring as to the sufficiency of stamp-duty, it was to be open to any persan [person] to take a deed to the Com- [Commissioners] missioners of Stamps (paying 10s. extra), and to obtain their certificate as to the amount of duty; and when that was affixed there was to be no question upon the point in a court of law. He said he would move for a committee of the whole house on the stamp-dutios [stamp-duties] on Monday next. THE PARLIAMENTARY Voters' (IRELAND) Brit -On the order of the day for the third reading of this bill being read, Sir J. WALSH considered the bill a most dangerous one, as tending to the advancement of priestcraft [priest craft] and democracy he moved that it be read a third time that day six months....... Mr. RocHeE [Roche] believed the bill to be a most necessary one, and he deprecated it being again ob- [instructed] siructed....... [directed] Lord BERNARD thought the bill was a viola- [violation] tion [ion] of the Catholic relief bill of 1520--an [W--an] apple of discord tiung [ting] to the contending parties in Ireland, and a concession 'granted to the faction there which had always been inimical to England....... Sir Younce [Once] thought the franchise fixed by the bill too low, but approved of the compulsory rating. .......Mr. W. Facan [Can] regretted that Sir J. Young 'objected to the amount of the franchise, as, for his own part he felt that upon that point the battle between that iiouse [serious] and the House of Lords would have to be fought. Mr. Napier described the bill as unconstitutional, 'inasmuch as it would raise up a class of voters who could by no moral possibility be independent of unrecognised influences. The labouring class in Ireland cared little about the franchise, but wanted employment. ....... Mr. SHEIL [SHEIK] assailed the various plans which the opponents of this measure had sought to substitute for the privileses [privileges] it would convey,-schemes which, he said, would lead an acquiescent to the polling-both, instead of con- [conducting] ducting thither an independent constituency. The bill was in noble accordance with the spirit of the union. Ireland was in profound repose, or rather her energies were devoted to nobler puruits [pursuits] than political agitation, and there could not be a more opportune time for making a concession which would appear to Ircland [Ireland] a spontaneous emanation ef British fairness. ......Lord JOCELYN complimentéd [compliment] Mr. Shei [She] upon his eloquence, but did not think he had advanced one argument for so important a measure as this bill....... Lord CAsLTEREAGH [Castlereagh] thought that the bill, having advanced 80 far, ought to be left to take its chance, though, anxious as he was to increase the Irish constituency, he could not approve the'experiment of this new reform bill, which he trusted would be properly considered in another place....... .Col. KawDOn [Rawdon] defended the bill as a measure dictated by a pure sense of justice to Ireland....... Sir J. GRAHAM said that not a tinge of party fecling [feeling] discoloured his judgment on this bill, which he thought was a question of mixed consideration, and of great difficulty. He thought the balance of good entitled the measure to his support....... Mr. DisRaELI [Disraeli] argued that government considered this bill az a crude measure, but most unconstitutionally sought to send it in its imperfect state to another place, in order to throw upon that place the responsibility of its modification. .-.-.-Lord J. said that there existed a grievance, and there was a remedy proposed. The average of repre- [prepare- representation] sentation [station] in Great Britain was 29 per cent., in Ireland 2 per cent., and surely there was a case for direct legislation.. The recommendation of Mr. Disraeli that government should abstain from giving political rights, and should attend to the other interests of the people, might suit a despotic country, but a different doctrine obtained in England, where it was felt that in elevating men to political privi- [privy- privileges] Jezcs [Secs] you made them fit to carve out success in other matters for themselves. He argued that the tranquil condition of Ireland was a most fortunate time for enlarging her rights and libertics, [liberties] and declared that the measure was tounded [sounded] upon the principle that Irishmen were entitled to equal rights with Englishmen aad [and] with Scotchmen....... more information as to the intentions of the THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1850. eee [see] feading, [reading] 254; for Sir J, Wabili's [Wail's] amendment, 186; mojority [majority] for the bill, 6, amendment, 250 j Monday, May 13. GovernmeNT [Government] the order ef the day for the third reading of this bill Mr. GLAD- [GLADSTONE] STONE moved as an amendment a resolution, the effect of which wag to suspend the passing of the bill until the co- [colonies] lonies [lines] should have had an opportunity of considering its provisions, in conjunction with the p ing from them which have been submitted to the House. If, he ob- [bose] se this measure was, as he believed it to be, crude and immature, and in many important particulars at vari- [var- variance] ance [once] with the wishes of the colonial communities, the House would best. perform its duty, save time and accele- [accede- accelerate] rate the enjoyment of colonial freedom, by adopting the course he proposed. Mr. Gladstone then developed at much the objections to which the bill in his opinion was open, and to which it would be obnoxious in tha [that] eyes of the colonists, under the following heads -That it per- [permitted] mitted, [fitted] and even required, the constant interference and review of the authorities at home iu the local affairs of the colonies; that it authorized [authorised] the creation, at the requi- [require- requisition] sition [sit ion] of two colonies, of a General Assembly, to exercise a legislative power over all; that it bequeathed, as the last act of imperial legislation for the colonies, a constitution which intrusted [instructed] the great work of colonal [colonial] legislation to a single chamber in each colony, and that chamber composed in of Government nominees. With reference to the point last named-the legislative organ-he considered that the question of a single or a double chamber had not been decided by the House upon its own merits or with reference to colonial interests or colonial opinions-for the option of a single or double chamber had never been presented to them-but had been determined by party f at home. Mr. RoEBUCK [Roebuck] the proposition. 'The govern- [government] ment, [men] he said, had derived no lesson from the history, even the most recent, of our colonies, which told them that between colonies and the mother country disputes must always arise, against which the bill contained no provision. re Mr. Hawes opposed the amendment, and said a propo- [prop- proposition] sition [sit ion] to refer the bill with all the proposed amendments to the colonies, and ask them to report upon them to this House, was without precedent....... Atter [Utter] considerable further dis- [discussion] cussion, [caution] in which Mr. E. Denison, Mr. Anstey, Mr. Ag- [Agony] lionby [Lion] Mr. Scott, Mr. Simeon, Mr. Hume, Mr. Adderley, Mr. Divett, [Divert] Mr. Standford, [Standard] and Mr. M'Gregor took part, the house divided, when the amendment was negatived by 226 to 128......Mr. [W......Mr] RoEBUCK [Roebuck] then moved a clause to extend the provisions of the bill so as to enable the several Legis- [Legs- Legislatures] latures [natures] of the colonies in British North America to estab- [stables- establish] lish [Lush] a General Assembly for those colonies....... Lord J. RUSSELL opposed the bringing up of the clause on the ground that it was incongruous with the object of the bill; and the motion was negatived....... Mr. AGLIONBY [AGONY] then moved a clause providing for representative institutions and self-government in New Zealand contending that the state and circumstances of the colony entitled it to such insti- [inst- institutions] tutions. [institutions] ...... Mr. DENISON moved a clause for securing to to the Legislature of each colony the management of the waste lands....... Mr. Hawes stated various reasons why it would be highly nexpedient [expedient] to adopt the motion; and after some remarks from Mr. HuME, [Home] Mr. Scorr, [Score] Mr. Hurt, and Mr. ADDERLEY, the House divided, when the clause was rejected by 222 against 82......Mr. ANsTEY [Anstey] then moved ta substitute in Schedule C, part.1, 5,000, instead of 13, 300, for the salaries of Attorney and Solicitor General, and miscellancous [miscellaneous] expenses of adminstration [administration] of justice in Van Diemen's Land; which was opposed Mr. Hawes, and withdrawn. The bill was then read a third time and passed, The house then went into committee on the Stamp Duties Acts, when the CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER moved certain resolutions upon which to found a bill to carry out the modifications of these duties which he announced the other night. The resolutions, after a good many explanations, were agreed to and reported. Some preliminary discussion took place previous to the house going into committee pro forma [forms] on the Factories Bill, when Sir G. GREY moved certain clauses carrying out the already declared intentions of the government. 'The bill in its amended state was ordered to be re-printed, and re-committed on the 23rd. In a committee of Ways and Means a vote 8,558,700 Exchequer-bills was taken. Mr. HATCHELL [Hatch ell] obtained leave to bring in a bill to amend the law relating to proceedings by process of attachment of goods in the Borough Courts of rd in Ireland, which, he said, was similar to a bill introduced last session. On the motion of the CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER the following select committee was nominated on savings banks -The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mr. H. Herbert, Mr. Goulbum, [Goulburn] Mr. J. A. Smith, Sir G. Clerk, Sir W. G. Craig, Mr. Herries, [Sherries] Mr. P. Scrope, [Scope] Sir J. Y. Buller, the Marquis of Kildare, Mr. K. Seymer, [Seymour] Mr. S. Adair, Mr. W. Fagan, and Mr. Bramston. [Boston] The other business being disposed of the house adjourned at 1 o'clock. Puesday, [Tuesday] Mey [May] 14. ATTEMPT TO RE-IMPOSE THE Corn Laws.-Mr. Grant- [Granted] LEY BERKELEY moved for a committee of the whole house, to take into consideration the acts relating to the importa- [imports- importation] tion [ion] of foreign corn. He observed that the country needed 'overnment [Government] towards the suffering agricultural interest, then pro- [proceeded] ceeded [needed] to show, from the language of Lord John Russell and of Lord Stanley, in answers to addresses, what the landed gentry and tenant-farmers had to expect from the two great parties in the state, so that they might distin- [distinct- distinguish] guish [guise] between friends and foes. The government, instcad [instead] of sympathy, had offered insult instead of bread, they hak [ha] given bricks; and when it was evident that their experi- [experience- experiment] ment [men] had failed, they belied their own policy by holding out a hope that the distress, which they reluctantly acknow- [acne- acknowledged] ledged, [ledge] would be relieved by a rise of prices. When he (Mr. Berkeley) supported free-trade-he was still a free- [free trader] trader-it [it] was not the existing hybrid measure, but one which would secure to native industry the means of fair competition with foreigners; whereas, our land was op- [oppressed] pressed by unequal burdens. The farmers had boon deluded by false promises of happy abundance, increased wages, and pervading spirit of activity they had been disap- [dis- disappointed] pointed, and were now sneered at as dolts and cowards. hey were, however, bestirring themselves, and should agitate until they were properly represented in that house. From a computation of the losses sustained by free-trade policy, he inferred that the amount of farming capital destroyed execeded [executed] 3,000,000. It was time that such a dangerous experiment should be put an end to; and if the government could not, by economy, or by exempting land from its peculiar burdens, enable the farmers to compete with other nations, they were bound to give to industry a sufficient protection....... Colonel Sibthorp, [Thorpe] Mr. Plumptre, [Plump] the Marquis of Granby, and Mr. W. Miles, sup the motion, which was op by Mr. Hastie, Mr. Slaney, Sir B. Hall, and Mr. Mitchell, the latter of whom said that by the repeal of the corn-laws the whole body of operatives had been enabled to consume one-third more bread....... Mr. G. SANDARS [SANDERS] entered into a justification of his state- [statements] ments, [rents] and attacked the preposterous assortions [associations] of Mr. Mitchell, that the consumption of corn had increased one- [Oneida] third. He read the returns of tho comparative prices of corn at various foreign ports; and, with respect.to the motion, confessed that he was in some difficulty, not think- [thinking] ing it wise to bring it forward at that moment, or that free- [free trade] trade had yet had a fair trial. The effect of free-trade in corn, however, he endeavoured to shaw, [Shaw] would make us dependent, in a deficient harvest, upon European countries, which was a subject of serious consideration........ Mr. J. WI1son [Wilson] replied to Mr. Sandars, [Sanders] to whose Sat aon [on] he opposed counter-statistics, affording o ite [it] results. He admitted that at this moment mniversel' [universal] did not prevail in the country but there was this distinction be- [between] tween the suffering experienced now and at former times, when it was mostly endured by the working classes, whercas [whereas] it was confined to the middle classes. This question, he contended, must be tested by its influence upon the state of the working classes, and he showed the great diminution in the number of out-door paupers which had taken place this year. Mr. Wilson then reviewed the effects of the change in our commorcial [commercial] policy, as cxem- [came- exemplified] plified [plied] in general results as well as pa transactions, and insisted that there could be only one condition undor [under] which an impulse would be given to the production of corn abroad-namely, that the price would be increased in this iy the repeal of the corn law...... Mr. HERRIES [SHERRIES] accus [accuse] Wilson of inconsistency the avowed object of the free-trade policy was to secure low prices, whereas the gist of his speech was to predict the advent of high prices. t now ap that this policy had been only an experi- [experience- experiment] ment, [men] and for this experiment a large and important interest had been sacriticed-a [securities-a] consequence from which the advocates of that policy would have shrunk had they fore- [foreseen] seen it. One of the propositions fit to be considered in the committee was the imposition of a moderate fixed duty on foreign corn, which, without inflicting injury upon any interest, would circumscribe the range of competition in the British market, and prevent a further depression of prices. He maintained that a great change was operating in the public mind, in other branches of industry; and he gave his cordial support to the motion........ The CHan- [Can- Chancellor] CELLOR [MELLOR] of the EXCHEQUER rejoiced that this motion had been made, as it would bring statements made elsewhere to the test of fact and argument. A noble lord in the otucr [ocr] house had unfurled the standard of protection, and Disraeli, in that house, had been wary in the torn Ms. Horries [Harries] had avowed that this wae [we] en a motion for an enquiry, but to impose a fixed duty a Se upon foreign corn. The free-trade policy was ni fpr [for] periment [experiment] its sole object was to secure food at a m [in] ate Pee nent [sent] body of ee Ie he nation, if ay would not return a body of that the nation, if a) to, L y of erse [erie] this policy and recur to the object of which fe Heeries [Series] had admitted was to raise the price of Mr. said somewhat unex [annex] edly. [ely] vot [not] ve motion was made, in order tc the Vor [Or] f had on that occasion voted in the minority; but in the majority was the name of Mr. Grantley Berkeley, who, after four years' experience, had deemed it his duty to repeat the motion, but with a very different object. N. ees [see] he nor Col. Dunne (who had seconded the wo have taken this step unless they had been aware a both this country and Ireland were in a state of great Tress. The motion was one which he should not have advised, because it was of a in character, calling upon the house to consider the interests of one class y- Mr. D explained what he meant by the term protection i legislation of 1846 was not, a8 supposed, tho comple [compel] ion that of 1842, but the commencement of a new era. e legislation of 1842 was based upon the principle that Rcd [Red] market should be open to all parts of the world whic [which] would admit us to theirs; but the legislation of 1846 allowed free imports from foreign countries which met us with hos- [hostile] tile tariffs-a policy injurious to the rights and interests of our lal [all] The case of grain, however, was an excep- [except- exceptional] tional [national] one; the iar [air] burdens upon the cultivator of the soil gave him a clam either to an exemption from those bardens [gardens] or to an equivalent in the shape of a countervailing duty. By a judicious ion of our customs' duties, id by foreigners, our excise or internal duties might have Bean extinguished. Ho disclaimed all party views in this discussion; but viewing the motion as one conducive to the prosperity of the realm, he should vote for it. Mr. CogpDEN [Compton] denied the asserted difference between the licy [Lucy] of 1842 and of 1846. As the advocate of reciprocity, Nr. Disraeli had shown himself a convert to free trade, ve up the question of competition and totally discordant from those of Lord roposing [proposing] the alternative of remitting agricultural taxes, Fe showed himself not less at variance with the great mass of his party, who at the late meeting had declared that no remission of burdens should bribe them to dispense with protection. The many hours de- [devoted] voted in that debate to the price of corn were utterly wasted. What the articie [article] could be bought for in the world's market was the natural price, and the British workman claimed to Bare iia [ia] food at that rg Ha bed never looked upon free ti as an experiment, nor w so regarded by the country at large. Briefly alluding to the diminution of crime and and the increase in the revenue, the exports and the bullion in the bank, he claimed all those facts as evidences of the happy results which had attended the abolition of protective duties. He encouraged the opposition with an assurance that he had generally found truth in the minority, but perseverance and discussion generally helped it to success. But the protectionists, under a sort of paralysis, had given the far- [farmers] mers [Mrs] no other advice than to wait for a dissolution, by which time, if their own predictions were faithful, they would be irretrievably ruined. But even a dissolution would hold them out no hopes. The free-traders did not fear a dissolution, which would leave no protectionist re presentative [representative] for any town of more than twenty thousand grain to the labouring population. the motion had come upon him Not four years ago this identical the Corn-law. He seeing that he adopted principles Stanley. And as inhabitants....... Mr. NEWDEGATE [NEWGATE] read some extracts from a speech delivered by Mr. Cobden last year, from which he assumed that his opinion was then different on the subject of a, dissolution....... Colonel DuNNE [Dunne] denounced free trade as having consummated the ruin of Ireland... ... Mr. G. BERKELEY replied, and explained, in reply to an observa- [observe- observation] tion [ion] of Mr. Disraeli, that he had never voted for free trade, but had always remained im [in] strict neutrality, watching the rogress [progress] of that perilous experiment....... The house divided. For the motion, 184; against it, 298; majority, 14. The house then adjourned at a quarter past two o'clock. 1 OPENING OF THE NEW STATION IN LIVERPOOL. -On Monday, the new station of the Lancashire and York- [Yorkshire] shire Railway Company, Tithebarn-street, [Tithe barn-street] Liverpool, was opened for general traffic. The building, which is'a hand- [handsome] some structure, is approached from Tithebarn-street [Tithe barn-street] by two large ornamented iron gates, having messive [massive] stone pillars. The new station will form a termines [terminus] for three distinct lines. The Lancashire and Yorkshire will carry the traffic of the two ridings. [Riding] The East Lancashire will conduct the busi- [bus- business] ness of that district of the county whose name it bears, and the Liverpool and Southport, which will be with the first-named railway, will open out the traffic through Bootle and Waterloo.- [Waterloo] Liverpool Mercury. Tur Poer WorpswortTs.- [Wordsworth.- Wordsworth] We understand that a meet- [meeting] ing of persons desirous to do honour to the memory of Wordsworth, was held on Monday, at the house of Mr. Justice Coleridge. It was attended by the Bishop of Lon- [London] don, the Bishop of St. David's, the Dean of St. Paul's, Archdeacon Hare, Mr. Rogers, Mr Justice Coleridge, Mr. Cavendish, and several other gentlemen. The results of it are expected to be made ic in a few days. A great number of eminent and distinguished persons sent their names to the meeting as wishing to co-operate in carrying its object into effect.-The Guardian. PROTECTIONIST DEPUTATION TO LorD [Lord] JoHn [John] RUSSELL.- [RUSSELL] The protectionist delegates who met last week at the Crown and Anchor, appointed a deputation of their number to prosent [present] an address to Lord Sohn [Son] Russell, in conformity with the resolutions passed. This deputation had an interview with his lordship on Saturday morning. In the absence of the Duke of Richmond, who was unable to attend from ill- [illness] ness, Mr. George F. Young read the address, and supported it by a few observations. e address was of course a mere echo of the resolutions relative to domestic industry adopted at the aggregate meeting. In the conversation which en- [ensued] sued Mr. Young, Mr. No ewdegate, [educate] M.P., and Mr. Guthrie took part. Lord John Russell, in reply to the s ers, [es] reminded them of the scorn with which the agricultural community had rejected his proposal of a fixed 8s. duty in 1841, and assured them that the opportunity was now past. He also reminded them that no proposition for a restora- [restore- restoration] tion [ion] of a system of import duties had been submitted by any party to the house of commons. After some further conversation, the conference terminated, and the deputa- [deputy- deputation] tion [ion] withdrew. THE YORKSHIRE Socrety's [Society's] ScHoats.-The [Scots.-The] 39th anni- [ann- anniversary] versary [vestry] dinner of this society waa [was] held on Saturday, at the London Tavern, Bishopsgate-street. The Earl of Carlisle resided, and was supported by upwards cf 100 of the pars of the Institution. The schools were ee in , originally for the of ing, clothing, and educating both boys and, girls, being the children of respect- [respectable] able Yorkshire parents who had been reduced by misfor- [miser- misfortune] tune, and who were resident within 10 miles of the Genoral [General] Post-office but it has recently been determined that tho benefits of the society shall henceforth be confined to bo only, one of whose parents shall have been born in York- [Yorkshire] shire. The usual loyal toasts having been drunk, the noble chairman proposed, 'Prosperity and Perpetuity to the Yorkshire Society, and, in doing so, expressed the great gratification he had derived from attending the examina- [examine- examination] tion [ion] of the pupils, Their physical condition was manifested by their ruddy hue and chubby appearance, and their moral and intellectual training were equally satisfactory. His Lordship did not, however, think that the great county of York had fairly done what she ought to have done in this matter. The very extent of that county no doubt operated against the institution, for it was the besetting sin among all large bodies of men for each person to indulge in the re- [reflection] flection that what he might leave undone somebody else would do, But if every one argued in that way nothin [nothing] would be done at all. Little Westmoreland had adop [adopt] a sounder logic, and had done more for those whom she had sent fi than had that empire of a county, York, achieved for those of her destitute brethren whose lot it was to sojourn in this gigantic city. He hoped the men of Yorkshire would no longer suffer themselves to lie under this roproach [approach] and he exhorted the company resent them- [themselves] selves not to be fatigued in the work of well-doing (cheers). In the course of the evening the Mayor of Bradford ex- [expressed] pressed his conviction that means had not been adopted to make the nature of the society sufficiently well kyown [known] to the people of Yorkshire otherwise he was convinced that the gommitteo [committee] would now be able to support 100 boys in- [instead] stead of 35, which he understood was the actual number in the school, Asa Yorkshireman he felt perfectly ashamed at the small number that were thus benefited by the insti- [inst- institution] tution. [tuition] The report stated that the committee had been obliged to sell, during the last year, 400 Three per Cent. Stock, to make up the deficiencies in the funds for the set- [settlement] tlement [Clement] of the preceding year's accounts and had found it necessary to deorease [decrease] the number of children in the school from about 50 to 40. Dr. Saner, the treasurer, and the originator of the society, stated that the contributions on this occasion amounted to about 500, but he entertained a very sanguine expectation, after the observations of the Mayor of Bradford, that by means of that gentleman's kind co-operation with the committee the funds of the society would be greatly and permanently augmented, 'The din- [dinner] ner [ne] was served up by Mr, Bathe in his well-known style of excellence, and the vocal arrangements were very efficiently conducted by Mr, Bruton, aq) 'FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. THE FACTORY QUESTIoy [Question] SS AMERICA. An im [in] committce [committee] of thiirteen [thirteen] has been ap inted [United] Senate, composed of seven and six Democrats. Mr. Clay, a Whig, and Senator from a slave- [estates] state, is chairman. The Arctic e tion, [ion] fitted out by . Grinnell, [grinning] of New York, in of Sir John Franklin, will now sail without delay. The pte [pre] for officers, men, and instruments has been gran by Congress. This re 3 a solution authorizes [authorities] the President to receive the veasels, [vessels] an detail from the navy such commission and warrant officers and seamen as may be necessary and willing to engage therein supply them with suitable rations for not exceed- [exceeding] ing three years, and give the use of all necessary instru- [inst- instruments] ments [rents] as can en, in all res to be under the laws of the na their return, when the vessels shall be delivered oa Mr. Grinnell. [grinning] We have received, in aici [ais] he above, from an authentic source, accounts from New 7 of the 2nd inst., thus making our advices [advice] five days later than those by the stoam-ship [steam-ship] Atlan [Allan] ie eee [see] Cambria arrived at New York on the inst. Her accounts gave confidence to cotton holders. Not much business transacted subsoguentiy. [subsequently] The Canadian' four were firm bout. 3c. advance. m [in] an . was remarkably easy. Exchange, 1093 to 110. The stock-market was very firm. Large on ders [des] were understood to be in hand from Europe, an would absorb all the stock offered. On most stocks an ad- [advance] vance had been exhibited.-On the Ist [Its] inst. the Senate confirmed the resolution of the Lower House by a vote of 28 to 16 relative to Mr. Grinnell's [grinning's] Arctic expedition.- [expedition] From various of Central America late accounts had been received, they present no points of interest. Ex- [Expedient] President Herrera had been shot in a guerilla fight. From Cincinnati, we learn the particulars of another most dreadful steam-boat accident. The steamer Belle of the West, while on her way down the Ohio, caught fire and was almost instantaneously consumed, with everything on board. She had on board an immense number of emigrants for California, nearly one hundred of whom unfortunately lost their lives, either having been drowned or burnt. The officers of the vessel mostly el their lives by jumping vi and swimming on shore. . Doles from Ganipeacky, [Henpeck] to the 5th of April, state that the Indians had renewed the war which it was hoped had been terminated, and that they seemed determined to carry it on with increased energy. e insurgents, in large numbers, had attacked the town of Centillo, [Central] and set fire to a number of the buildings in the public squares, which were consemed. [consumed] The assailants were, however, ultimatel [ultimately - The Beene [Been] House of Representatives has passed a bill inereasing [increasing] the power of the mint, and empowering the secretary of the treasury to make advances on gold dust. A new coinage is to be struck, which will prevent the fur- [further] ther [the] exportation of dust to England. FRANCE. Paris, Monpay. [Monday] Reports of an alarming character were circulated in Paris on Monday, with regard to the hostile attitude assumed by the population of the Fau- [Au- Fabulous] bourgs. [Burgos] It is supposed t the workshops would be deserted on Tuesday, and that a spark would suffice to set Paris in a flame. The Mountain and their organs, with the exeeption [exception] of the Voix [Void] dw Peuple, [People] continued to protes [protest] against an appeal to force; but the tail of the party is uncontrollably fierce, and threatens to poinard [pound] the socialist leaders who refuse to throw themselves into the movement. The plan of the insurrection, as revealed to ministers, is this -The insurgents of the 11th and 12th arrondissements are to break out. at night, and to storm all the gunsmiths' shops and depéts [Depots] of arms. These having armed themselves with what weapons they cam, get, and being jo ed by the main body of rebels, are then to marehon [Marion] the 3rd, 2nd, and Ist [Its] arrondissements. where the attack is to be vigo- [vigorously] reusly [result] conducted. Fire is to be set to the houses in these uarters. [quarters] Meanwhile the ministers have persuaded Louis Napoleon to retire to Fontainebleau. Therefore, unless some fresh incident should intervene, we must be consi- [cons- considered] dered [deed] on the eve of an explosion. The government is perfectly well informed and wide awake. e most effec- [effect- effectual] tual [tal] measures have been taken, without the least display of force, for the suppression of any emeute. [teme] The Moxitewr [Mixture] publishes a decree of the President of the ublic, [public] suspending the adjoints [adjoins] of the mayors, as also the cers [Ceres] of the National Guard, who have signed the petition against the electoral law as published in the Vationul. [National] On Tuesday, a proposition of Colonel Charras [Shares] to compel General Rulhieres, [Rulers] late minister of war, to refund a sum of money paid to M, Jerome Bonaparte, governor of the In- [Invalids] valides, [valid] gave rise to a stormy discussion, during which Colonel C was called to order by the President. The proposition was finally rejected, and the house adjourned at half-past six a'clock. La Presse [Press] publishes a letter from M. Boule, [Boyle] the printer, re 0 'stating that at half-past seven o'clock on Tuesday evening, at the moment when 'the papers La Republique, [Republic] La Vorr [Wore] du Peuple, [People] and the Estafette [Estate] were set in type, a commissary of police entered the printing-house and affixed his seal on the printing presses. The director of the Votr [Vote] du Peuple [People] was sentenced, on Tuesday, by the Court of Assize of the Seine, to one year's imprisonment and 5,000f. [5,f] fine for a seditious article inserted on the 6th of April, and again to one year's imprisonment and 4,000f. [4,f] fine for a seditious article, published on the th inst. - Srr [Sir] R, PEEL axpD [axed] Mr. Kearsey.-Mr. [Jersey.-Mr] Kearsey [Jersey] having written to Sir Rober [Robert] Peel that he had been seventeen years a farmer, and yet never earned so much during that time as in the seventeen last months since he became a trader, Sir R. Peel has caused the following reply to be sent - John Kearsey, [Jersey] Esq., Warnford, Bishop's Waltham, Hants. [Hats] ir,-I am di by Sir Robert Peel to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 30th March, and to thank you for its communication. You observe that you gained More money in seventeen months' trading than you had gained in seventeen years farming ofa [of] good estate in Berks, of 5,000 stocking, and that farming hag long been an un- [unprofitable] profitable trade. During the seventeen years of farming to which you refer, or a very considerable portion of the time, there were high duties on the import of foreien [foreign] agricultural produce, and yet they did not avail tosecure [secure] you a profita- [profits- profitable] le return on your capital and skill applied to farming he concludes, therefore, that you would not look to the resto- [rest- restoration] ration of such duties as a remedy for agricultural I am, sir, your most obedient servant, A, W. PEEL.- [PEEL] Drayton Manor, April 3. MatcH [March] Acarnst [Against] W. N. Younge performed the arduous task of ing a mile and leaping 100 hurdkes, [hurdles] 3 feet 6 inches high, in 18 minutes and 30. seconds, on Monday, the 13th inst. (the time specified in the agreement being 25 minutes.) The field in which the ahove [have] was per- [performed] formed wag not at all favourable, being a rectangular one, with much grass in it, high lands, and a little on the oT ie course me on oval, with on the ascending, and six on the descending side, 15 yards apart. The feat was performed in the following order and time - The first 10 hurdles were cleared in 1 minute the second, 13; the third, 2; the fourth, 1 the fifth 2; the sixth, 2 the seventh, 2 the eighth, 1 the ninth, 2 and the tenth, 2. A minute's rest between each 10 hurdles, The cheering of the spectators was loud and universal at the conchision [concession] of the match, which was very per- [performed] formed, although Sir William was neither in health nor spirits, RUMOURED MURDER OF A WIFE BY HER HUSBAND.- [HUSBAND] The city of York was thrown into astate [state] of intense ex- [excitement] citement [cement] on Tuesday, the 7th, by a report that a woman had been brutally killed by her husband. The locality where the alleged deed of blood was perpetrated is known as Harker's- ge, Walmgate, [Walked] a neighbourhood chiefly tenanted by Irish, and loose ts af every description. The woman's name was Hannah Smith, and upon the j being empannelled, [impelled] they proceeded ta view the 4 mh number of witnesses attended and gave evidence, and a medical man also appeared hy wham a careful post mortem examination had been made, The reault [result] was that no violence at all was discoverable upon the bady, [bad] but the inquiry elicited the fact that the deceased was a woman of very dissolute and intemperate habits. The jury accordingly found that the deceased died from apoplexy, brought on by excitement whilst under the influence of spirituous Her husband, who had been in oustedy [trusted] of the police, was then liberated. THE BisHor [Bishop] oF Lonpon's [London's] New Ecc.estasrican [Cc.Austrian] Court. -The bill on the subject of Ecclesiastical a peal recent introduced by the Bishop of London to the House of lends has been printed by order of the House, It is vary simple in its construction, containing only eight brief sections, and provides that in all cases of ecclesiastical dispute, civil or criminal, involving doctrinal questions, the tribunal before which thoy [tho] shall be tried ia to consiat [consist] of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, together with the whole bench of bishopa, [Bishop] except any one of the same should a personal interest in the debated question, in which case he is nat to attend, The bill further provides that when the court thus constituted, has given its judgment, and certified the same to the Judicial Committee, the said judgment shall be finally binding and conclusive, MEETING OF FACTORY ATR [TAR] MANCHESTER Most... Tree Tavern, Manchester. The object of th. as follows [follows] meting The subject for consideration now is what eh. to improve the plan proposed by the G ete [tee] a upon it amendments so a9 to seeure [secure] the ful [full dda [da Berg Ten Hours Act, and in the event of failing in this owe nt ther [the] it is wisdom to make an effort to throy [troy] one tively [lively] and remain as we are for another fear or the py will allow the measure to pass, restricti [restrict] six o'clock in the There were delegates t from the folly Manchester, Stockport, Bolton, Blackbur [Blackburn ing Dike Lyne, Preston, Halifax, Tyldisley, [Distillery] Waterhead [Whitehead] nar [near] Astley B Chorley, Padiham, Droyladen [Dryden] os by Preatolee, [prettily] field, Wigan, Dewsbury, Brads, field, Macclesfield, Gorton, Hazlegrove, [Telegraph] y . Pendleton, Salford, Worsley, Harwood, The CuainMan, [Caiman] (Mr. Henry Green, a eanj [ean] 7 tive [tie] expressed his regret that it waa [was] OOD [GOOD] meetings on the Sabbath Day; but such was, in which the workers were placed, that they ox, oft their work on any other day to attend these He then called upon the Secretary to zh the districts, from which it appeared that pretty general feeling in favour of the Govern, with a strong desire to upom [upon] it a limi [lime] hours a-day, but not to adopt any measure thar [that] wt danger the limitation of the day from six t, dip Mr. T. Prrt, [Port] chairman of the delegates to ,,,, explaining the causes which led to this appiicas; [applicants] ion, liament [Parliament] for an amended Ten Hours Bill, proces. [prices] serve that the delegates of the operatives aj. pleasing interview with Mr. Walter, and he very plan which Government had laid betore [before] po They also took the opinion of a great number watt of Parliament, some of them lawyers said to be Mey [May] their profession, and they were in favour of ment [men] proposition. Unless the factory operatives Rtg [Rt] tremely [extremely] cautious, such were the circumstance, they were surrounded, the bill would be sessior. [session] In answer to a question by Mr. Donovan, Mr. T. Pitt said, the statement made the 4 in London by Mr. Walter was made before the .. of the letter in the Times signed A In answer to another question, Mr. GRaNT [Grant] stated that Lord Ashley, upon jj sponsibility, [responsibility] and without consulting the delem, [deem] doned [done] his bill, and acceded to the Govenmn. [Government] sition. [sit ion] eh Mr. HARGREAVES, one of the delegates to Lon, in favour of the measure proposed by the the operatives did not accept that propesitica [proposition] -h.. get nothing this session. He thought if Lon bers [bees] persisted in his amendment upon thar [that] PPopesitiy, [Opposition] conduct would probably lead to the throwine [throwing] a bill altogether for the session. Mr. UNsworts, [Answers] another delegate to Londo. [London] .. the operatives went too strongly against the ty... J the bil [bill] would be thrown out altogether. Mr. GRANT next addressed the delegates at sons... length in favour of the government measure, jp ,... to the bill brought im [in] by Lord Ashley, seein... [seen] would not, in the opinion of eminent lawyer. . object they had in view. In his conscience he ho the passing of the government measure woul [would] has. beneficial effect in the factory distriets. [districts] The presen [present - erous, [rouse] vacillating, time-serving government seems, great extent, to be confined within the preeines [prunes] ,; . bags but they were committed to and bonnd [Bond] w -. the propesition [proposition] of which they had given notice, midable [middle] opposition was made to the plan of the it would, in all probability, be thrown out fir ch. and next session the factory operatives would be wz, leades, [leaders] Lord Ashley having, heretofore, deen [need] rein. J pasliament [Parliament] as their leader. - Mr. D. Donovan was opposed to she scheme. A long discussion ensued, in the course of which - ral [al] feeling was expressed in favour of an eeu [eu] Hours Act, but, failing the attainment vi thac, [that] position of the government and, eventually. i. j resolution was agreed to, all but unanimousiy, [unanimously] tex [te] only one dissentient - That the limitation of the factory day, fom [from] ax morning te six o'clock in the evenimg, [evening] is a very inp. [in] in factory legislation, and most desirable to be v effort be now made to engraft [en graft] upen [upon] that prope [proper] of the hours of work to ten hours per day. the un of the operatives but, failing in that effort. th- [the] m [in] no efforts to endanger the passing of the reserving to ourselves the right of again tex [te] ue legislature our just rights in another sessies [sessions] of A circular was then read, purporting to come tor Central Committee for the of the Ten 3 Factory Act, containing resolutions said w 2; at their meeting, held on the Yh of Ma signed, John Ivison, secretary. This cirenlar [circular] - violent language in regard to Lord Ashley seedings, [seeing] which were cikculated [calculated] to injure m [in] Ten Hours cause. It was thought Committee to repudiate the use of such la make it known to the factory districts thc [the] nothing of the sup committee, nor uf [of] e who signed himself John Ivison. A strony [strong] ex disapprobation at the conduct of the parties brougt [brought] 2 their notice was expressed by the meeting. The following resolution was then unanimous) to - That in the event of Lord John Manners 7 member of the legislature be requested tu mov [move] 'one' on Saturday be substituted fer 'two. government. On the motion of Mr. D. Donoysy, [Donors] it was resolved, that Mr. Grant be requested 'orthwith [forthwith] . to London to enforce the opinions of the mex [me] members of parliament. Votes of thanks were tendered to Loni [Lion] Jun Y and ta the chairman of the meeting, after whic [which] tings termi [terms] TS THE BERMONDSEY MURDER.-A few lays a 222 [W] of the property taken from Mrs. Manniny. [Manning] 20 at the railway station and in her possession, 3 their examination at the Southwark Police in the custody of Inspector Yates, was handei [hand] treasury, to be ai a of as the Home Seems think fit, government having intimate te the demands of the convicts' a BL oy 3 tS on Mey [May] Wine, Ome [One] FROM THE LONDON RR. BANKRUPTS, Frinay, [Friday] Mir 12 Richard Dart and Joseph Brown, Bedtond-strees. [Beyond-street] coach lace manufacturers. . Berend [Render] Parratt, Park-village West, Regent's-pars. agent. Wil aa Holland, Coventry, builder. illiam [William] Hayhursé, [Hares] Liv [Li] 1, coach proprietor Margaret Milne, Manchentes, [Manchester] grocer. Buekley [Buckley] yal [al] Manchester and Ardwick, - Richard Wilson, Kingston-upon Hull, BANKRUPTCY ANNULLED. Evan Rees, Dudley hatter. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. J. Cordingly and Son, Wakefield, iropfuunder- [profound- ' and Co., printers -G. Cotton and Lo., shire, era, ee BANKRUPTS, Tvespay, [Trespass] Mair George Healey Ward and Bailey Griffin, Bear Se street, London. printers, 3d William Farr, Broadway, Blackfriars, London, Thomas Smeeson, [Smeeton] Ipswich, Suffolk, George Connor, Northampton, linen Edwin Jackson Gill, described as Edward cester, [chester] auctioneer. i Agnes Ashcroft, Liverpool, and Stanhope Termes [Terms] Gate, Middlesex, shipowner. William Breed, Amersham Common, near Sue dealer in sheep. William Henry Ethell, Birmingham, swiiler [swill] tet John Lawrence and Henry Dixon, Birmungi [Birmingham] John Ryder, Liverpool, victualler. anf [and] William Pile and John Pile, Monkwearmeout), [Management] Samuel Lock, Stoke-de-Burton, Surrey. PARTNERSHIPS PISSOLVED- [DISSOLVED- slovenly] ' Daniel and Dunbar, Leela, [Leila] stone ci Sons, Bradford, Yorkshire, blue slaters; [slater] a5 . J. Hill.-Burnup [Hill.-Burn up] and Ackroyd, Brudford, [Bradford] Yorks Wie [We] facturers.-Felkin [manufacturers.-Feline] and Vickers, Nottingham, ' DIVIDEND. - June 4, J. Metcalfe, New Malton, Yorkshire, CERTIFICATE to be granted, unless aus [as] contrary on the day of meet ns- June 4, J. D, Woodcock, Leeds,