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6 THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1850. IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF LORDS, Friday, May 17. The royal assent was given to the Distressed Union Ad- [Advances] 'vances [vance] (Ireland) Bill, the Brick Duties Repeal Bill, and seventeen other bills, principaily [principal] of a private nature. The Parish Constables' Bill was read a third time and Tuy [Ty] GREEK QUARREL.-The recent recal [real] of the French ambassador, on account of the Greek negotiations, was brought before the house by Lord BrovcHaM. [Brougham] His lord- [lordship] ship complained that an evasive answer had been returned to his question on the previous night by the Marquis of Lansdowne, and that the affair which that minister had then treated slightingly wes [West] in reality a serious misunder [mi sunder] standing, in which the just dissatisfaction of the French government was backed by an unanimous expression of feel- [feeling] ing on the part of the people of that country. After al- [alluding] ludine [lading] to the marked absence of the diplomatic representa- [present- representatives] tives [lives] of Russia and Bavaria from the birth-day banquet of the Foreign Secretary, he put interrogatories to the noble marguis [Marquis] touching the letter of General La Hitte [White] to M. Drouyn [Drown] de L'Huys, [L'Heys] inquiring whether his lord- [lordship] ship was aware of the contents of that missive when making his explanations the night before on the subject of the Greek negotiations......The Marquis of LaNsDOWNE [London] re- [repeated] peated [Peate] his statement of Tiarsday, [Thursday] that M. de L'Huys [L'Heys] had received no letters of recall, but had read some despatches received from his own Minister for Foreign Affairs to Lord Palmerston, and had received certain explanations which he had gone to Paris to communicate to the government. These explanations he hoped would prevent any interrup- [interred- interruption] tion [ion] of our friendly relations with France...... After a few words from Lord and the Marquis of LoxDon- [London- Londonderry] perry, the discussion closed. i, Their lordships adjourned at five minutes past six o'clock until Monday next, the 27th ins. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Friday, May 17. Cur RELATIONS WITH France.-Mr. refer- [referring] sing to the intelligence received that day from Paris. con- [conveying] veying [varying] a report of the proceedings in the Freneh [French] Chambers, relative tojthe [together] recall of M. Drouyn [Drown] de L'Huys, [L'Heys] inter- [interrogated] rogated [regarded] the Prime Minjster, [Minister] with the view of obtaining explanation of the present position of affairs between the British and French governmenis...... [Government] Lord J. Russet prefaced his reply by observing that the information he could now feel justified in giving must be cautiously limited. He then proceeded to state that Lord Normanby had receive a message from the French Foreign Secretary, M. dela [deal] Hitte, [White] to the effect that the French government felt aggrieved at the rejection of the arbitra- [arbitrary- arbitration] tion [ion] undertaken by France in the settlement of the dispute with Greece, and that M. Drouyn [Drown] de L'Huys [L'Heys] had been gecalled [called] in consequence. The facts, Lord J. Russell added svere, [severe] that the English government had always been most anxious to accept the friendly offices of France, and that if Baron Gros [Gross] had not chosen to break off the negotiations, and leave Greec2 [Greece] so precipitately, upon April 22, the settle- [settlement] ment [men] of the dispute would have been concluded on the basis of the French mediation. As M, Drouyn [Drown] de L'Huys [L'Heys] was merely accredited to England for the special purpose of that mediation, his recall was a matter of course as soon as the negotiations were from any cause broken off....... Sir J. WALSH inquired whether the letter of General La Hitte, [White] read on Thursday in the French Chambers, avas [ava] in the possession of Lord Palmerston when he made the statement upon the subject of the Greek dis- [dispute] pute [pure] on the same night in the House of Commons......Lord J. replied in the negative...... Mr. ROEBUCK varied the question by enquiring whether the Foreign Secretary was at the time in quesiion [question] aware of the purport of that despatch......Lord J. RussELL [Russell] admitted that M. Drouyn [Drown] de L'Huys [L'Heys] had read the letter te his lordship, and at a prolonged interview held before he left London for Paris had made many comnients [comments] of his own upon the subject...... In reply to Mr. C. AnsTEY, [Anstey] the noble lord further stated that no recall or special instructions of any sort had been forwarded to Lord Ncrmanby [Normanby] in consequence of the events that had just The subject, which had through- [throughout] out excited a lively sensation in the house, was then al- [allowed] Jowed [Owed] to drop. ABOLITION OF THE IRISH VICE-RoyaLTy.-Lord [VICE-Royal.-Lord] J. RvssevL [Several] then moved for leave to bring in a bill to abolish the Vice-royalty of Ireland and create a new secretaryship of state for the administration of Irish affairs, The ultimate accomplishment of this step, he explained, had been inten- [intend- intended] ded [de] ever since the appointment of the Earl of Clarendon to the Lord Lieutenancy, and was postponed only until the condition of the country appeared to warrant it. Briefly referring to the course pursued with Scotland after her union, ard [ad] to the reasons which were alleged for maintain- [maintaining] ing the Irish vice-royalty during the reign of George III., he argued that analogy and facts showed the time for its abolition to have arrived. The noble lord proceeded to de- [detail] tail the advantages that would arise from the proposed elteration. [alteration] For the purposes of government the inconve- [convince- inconvenience] nience [science] was greatly felt of the want of oral communication bet veen [bet been] the Irish executive and the other departments of glministration, [administration] and of t1e [the] waiting for replies by letter to ail questions respecting Irish affairs that might be asked in parliament. To Ireland herself the advantage would be still greater of having a responsible minister at the seat of the general government, and present in the imperial legis- [legs- legislature] lature. [nature] The position of the viceroy in that part of the United Kingdom was exceedingly anomalous. He was petitioned, appealed to, and blamed on all sides, yet left without the power appertaining to his state. He had the semblance, but not the immunity of real dignity; the res- [responsibility] ponsibility, [possibility] but not the freedom of action, of a minister of the crown. The difficulties of ther [the] position had been severely felt by successive viceroys, and had resulted in outrage and in- [insult] sult [salt] to the Marquis Wellesley, Lord Haddington, the Earl of Anglesea, [Angle] and the Marquis of Normanby. Nor was the preservation of the office accompanied by any reflex of royalty in Ireland. Viceregal levees tended to hide, rather than exalt the splendour of the throne. Finally the re- [removal] moral of the functions of goverument [Government] frem [free] to Lon- [London] dion [don] would remove the stimulus and lessen the virulence of selizious [delicious] and political discordances. [discordance] Prefacing the details the announcement that a residence would be kept up for the Queen in the Phenix-park, where the loyal recep- [recipe- reception] tion [ion] given to her Majesty last year would induce her to repeat her visit at all convenient times, Lord J. gtated [stated] that the bill he was asking leave to bring in would enact, that the Queen might at any time thereafter issue gu order in council for the abolition of the Lord-Lieuten- [Lord-Lieutenant- Lieutenancy] ancy, [any] and would confer powers to appoint a fourth Secre- [Secure- Secretary] dary [day] of State for the responsible administration of the Irish executive government. Adding a -vaziety [variety] of explanations regarding the minor functions of the official establishiaents [establishment] 4o be created in London or retained in Dublin, he stated that the contemplated change would effect some saving in expenditure, though the inevitahle [inevitable] superannuations must at tirst [first] diminish the amount of economy, and at the first eost [east] of the transfer might even necessitate a vote of money from parliament. His lordship then passed a high encomium upon the Earl of Clarendon, for his admirable conduct under ontingencies [contingencies] of singular difficulty, and after recapitula- [capital- recapitulating] ting the reasons he had already urged, to prove that the measure was now judicious, timely, and safe, con- [concluded] cluded [eluded] by moving for leave to bring in the bill....... Mr. Grattan, Mr. Grogan, Mr. M, O'Connell, and Mr. Beynelds [Reynolds] opposed the motion. Mr. Fagan, Mr. B. Mzborne, [Osborne] and Mr. Hume supported the bringing in of the Dill....... Mr. DisRaELI [Disraeli] remarked that the political reasons for the bill resolved themselves into this, that a viceroy who was keeping Ireland in perfect peace and sat- [satisfaction] isfaction [is faction] should be abolished, and his office abolished the economical reasons into a plan for making the gentry, who it was alleged spent so much money in visiting Dublin, henceforth to spend more in visiting London. And the loyal reasons had lead to the conclusion, that the enthusi- [enthusiasm- enthusiastic] astic [attic] reception of her Majesty last year was to be followed by a total change in the administrative circumstances under which it was accorded. 'The Irish Vice-royalty was, it appeared, to be condemned at present for the crimes of the past. In courtesy to the minister he would not, how- [however] ver, Rev] vote against the bill in this early stage. But he wished to separate from it the clause appointing a fourth Secretary af State. The third or Colonial, Secretary was a eompara- [empire- comparatively] tively [lively] recent innovation, whose office cost 80,000. per amium. [aim] How much would the Irish Secretary cost, with all his equipage of clerks and dowry of patronage Ireland, e Scotland and Wales, should be placed under the Home Secretary. There was in fact hardly work enough for the three Secretaries we had already. He taunted the finan- [financial] ial al] reformers with keeping silence while so expensive a project was under 'The question of cost was one of vital importance at this crisis.of native disaster and foreign peril........The CHANCELLOR ef the EXCHEQUER thought that in estimating the expenses of the fourth sec- [secretary] getary's [gentry's] department at 100,000 the hon. member's. AMr. [Mr] Disraeli) usually lively fancy had soared beyond all' Bounds. He she Chapcellor [Chancellor] of the Exchequer) believed that the fourth, or Irish Secretary, would not be more 'more expensive to the country than the Home, or at all events, than the Colonial Secretary. The Home Secre- [Secure- Secretary] dary's [day's] department cost 26,000 annually; the Colonial Secretary's 37,000. The expenditure of the Dxbtn [Text] #'Court was 48,500 a year, so that the plan of the noble Jord [Lord] would really be economical as well as ad- [advantages] wantageous, [advantageous] The motion was further debated by Mr, Law- [Lawless] less,-who [who] moved an adjournment,-by Mr. J. O'Connell, Col. Sibthorpe, and Col. Dunne, all in opposition. Col. Dunne, as also another member previously, loudly com- [complained] plained that no reference had been made in the Queen's speech of any organic change which Lord John Russell boasted ofhavinglongcontemplated. Themotionforadjourn- [Themotionforadjournment] ment [men] was then put, and negatived by 213 to 19. Some urther [further] efforts to adjourn were then made, but no other division took place cn this point. Lerd [Lord] John Russell hav- [have- have] 170 to 17. Tue Greek SquapRow.-Mr. [Square.-Mr] CoBDEN [Cobden] moved for returns of the number of the ships, together with the number of men and guns employed in the recent affair with Mr. Bricur [Brick] and Mr. Hume supported the motion,-but it was resisted by the government, on the ground that it would be injudicious to let other powers know the precise force we possessed on any particular station. The House then adjourned until Thursday last, the 23rd instant. IRELAND. THE Potato Diszase [Disease] 1x Forcep [Force] TuBers.-We [Tubes.-We] regret to state that the potato disease is again manifesting its symptoms in this locality. During this week the Earl of Rosse's [Rose's] gardener presented some specimens of new potatoes at our office, which were entirely infected by a disease, having all the appearance of the late epidemic. The speci- [specie- specimens] tens, however, were cultivated under glass, and not in open exposure.-King's County Chronicle. Tut ORANGE LopcEes.-The [Lopes.-The] Grand Orange Lodge of Tretand [Treated] has issued an address frem [free] Londonderry, branding with the epithet of insubordination the conduct of the dis- [district] trict [strict] Orange lodges who have recently dissolved, and decreed the burning of their party emblems. It appears that out of 1,900 lodges but 18 have wavered in their fidelity, and that of these seven have repented of their lapse, and desire to be again incorporated with the body. EXCUMBERED [ENCUMBERED] EsTatEes.-The [States.-The] petitions for sales in the Encumbered Court now exceed 800. Between the 10th and 14th instant, twenty more petitions were filed, making the entire number of applications for the sale. of estates 808. During the week en ling on the 14th instant, the commis- [comms- commissions] ies [is] pronounced forty conditional and absolute orders or sales. TENANT-RicHT.-A [TENANT-Right.-A] demonstration in favour of tenant- [tenant right] right took place at Strabane, on Monday last, when a large and orderly assemblage of people, among whom were a great many of the tenantry of the Marquis of Abercorn and Lord Erne, [Ere] pronounced in support of the Ulster usage. In the south, meetings for the same purpose are organising at Kanturk, [Kentucky] in the county of Cork; at Clonmel, in Tipperary; ; and in the county of Wexford. WreckING [Wrecking] A RoMAN [Roman] CaTHOLIC [Catholic] CHAPEL.-The Sligo Champion says We have heard with feelings of indigna- [Indian- indignation] tion [ion] and horror, that an Orange mob attacked the chapel of Ballymote [Ballot] on Monday last, and nearly wrecked it. one can assign a reason for this sacrilegious outrage. It was done in wantonness and wickedness. The constabulary were soon on the spot, and stopped the progress of the work of devestation. [devastation] REVERSE OF FoRTUNE.-The [Fortune.-The] Nenagh [Nina] Guardian supplies the following statement A geutleman [gentleman] of highly re- [respectable] spectable [respectable] family and connexions, the owner in fee of differ- [different] ent [end] estates not many miles from Newport, in this county, and which realised until very recently a rental of over 1,000 a-year, died within the iast [east] feyy [fe] weeks a recipient of in-door relief within one of the Dublin werkhouses., [workhouse] pe THE CEARGES [CHARGES] OF FORGERY AGAINST A COTTON SPINNER, -On Friday a messenger from the Leeds Bankruptcy Court attended in the Liverpool police court, and presented to Mr. Rushton a warrant from the Leeds court, ordering that all the money found upon Mr. Threlfall, [Threefold] in the hands of the police, should be given up to the messenger. Mr. Threlfall [Threefold] having since been made a bankrupt, Mr. Rushton complied with the demand. He also ordered a superintendent of the police to take the messenger to Mr. Langton, at the Bank of Liverpool, to get from kim [kin] any property he might have in his pesession [possession] which had been found on the Liverpool paper. THE Common-Law Courts.-We understand that a commission is about to issue to inquire into the expediency of making extensive alterations in the practice and pro- [procedure] cedure [reduce] of the Common-Law Courts, with a view of simplify- [simplifying] ing the proceedings and reducing the expenses. commission, it is said, will consist of the Attorney-General, one of Her Majesty's Counsel, one of the Masters of the Court of Exchequer, and two members of the junior bar. There ought to be added two attorneys of large practical ex- [experience] perience.-Legal [Prince.-Legal .-Legal] Observer. A Man OveRBOARD.-On [Overboard.-On] Sunday afternoon, a marine, named Crawford, belonging to the Albert and Victoria royal yacht, in Portsmouth harbour, while under the in- [influence] fluence [influence] of drink, jnmped [jumped] overboard from the Royal George hulk, to the yacht, and had sunk twice when Mr. Scaif, clerk, jumped overboard, and seized him in the act of sink- [sinking] ing a third time, and succeeded in keeping hold of the man till assistance was rendered by a boat's erew [were] from the Royal situation, AN AWKWARD MistaKE.- [Mistake.- Mistake] The Western Times tells a story ofa [of] agriculturist. 'A farmer dropped in here on Wednesday last to pay his rent, putting on a long face to correspond with the times. On entering the house he told his landlord that times being so hard, he couldn't [could't] raise the money at all, and, dashing a bundle of bank notes on the table, 'there,' said he, that's all I can pay.' .The money was taken up and counted by Mr. ; the landlord, who said, 'why this is twice as much as you owe 'Dang'ee, give it to me again,' said the farmer, 'I'm dashed if I an't took it out of the wrong pocket - New Bruaswicker [Brunswick] (Canadian paper.) A BaRBER's [Barber's] SHOP ON THE ATLANTIC.-On board the American steam-ship Atlantic, which is on view at Liver- [Liverpool] pool, there is a barber's shop for the accommodation of passengers, The ship, we believe, provides the establish- [establishment] ment, [men] the operator relying for remuneration upon what business he ean pick up in the passages to and from the New world. The room appropriated for this purpose is at the entrance to the companion leading to the dining-room, and the barber provides neckties, &c., for those who may have left home in a hurry, or overlooked their lack of these necessaries. THE CHARGE AGAINST Mr. KAYE, OF THE WESLEYAN TIMES. -Some of our readers are aware that charges were preferred against the proprieter [proprietor] of this journal, by the Rey. John Wesley Thomas, for the publication of certain para- [paragraphs] graphs respecting that individual. The charges were sent to the Rev. G. B. Macdonald, and were heard at two leaders' meetings, at Moldgreen, Huddersfield. Mr. Thomas did not appear in person; and Mr. Kaye was also absent from the last meeting. The verdict was a unanimous one, that the charges were xot [not] proved, and that the facts of the case justified the renarks [remarks] made. Myr. [Mr] Thomas has sufficiently exposed himself; and therefere, [therefore] with ample materials in our possessien, [possession] we spare him for the present a further ex- [exposure] posure. [pure] Wesleyan Times. A Rosser Sitot.-On [Stout.-On] Friday week, about midnight, Mr. Tofts, of St. John's College Farm, near Cambridge, was awakened by the barking of his dog under his window. He sprang frum [from] his bed, dressed himself, provided himself with a and a six-barrelled revolving pistol, and with his two men went to the henhouse. [hen house] It was dark, and just as the three came up to the henhouse [hen house] a report took place, and Mr, Tofts exclaimed I am shot, but instantly fired his gun in the direction he saw the flash proceed from. Brickbats were now hurled from the henhouse, [hen house] and Mr. Tofts (though neither party could see each other) fired his pistol. The pelting was then discontinued, and the thieves inside sprang up to the tiles, knocked them off, and were preparing thus to make their escape, when Mr. Tofts called out, I have a six-barrelled pistol here, and the man that attempts to escape dies. At that moment a crash was heard, the portion of the buildiag [building] on which the men stood fell, and both were precipitated to the ground. Mr. Tofts and his men rushed in, the robbers were secured, and a light having now been got by the women in the house, the 4 men proved to be William Wakefield and James Hayes, labourers, of Cuton, [Cotton] a village three miles distant. Wake- [Wakefield] field was found to be bleeding profusely from the head and face, one eye being entirely destroyed Hayes was not in- [injured] jured. [cured] Mr. Tofts was shot in the breast and arm, but the thickness of his coat and waistcoat rendered the wounds comparatively harmless. When seated in the house, the robbers asked to be supplied with beer and tobacco. Mr. Tofts refused them, and they got up, saying they would 'not stay; but Mr. Tofts, levelling his again, said, He who attempts to escape dies A. messenger was sent to the police-station, and the men were eventually taken possession of by the police. Wakefield said, 'I would sooner have been shot b-- deail [deal] than lost my eye and punished in this manner an arm lopped off would be nothing to it. is very ill, and, with his com- [companion] panion, [anion] is in s desponding [responding] way. In the henhouse [hen house] were found nine dead fowls. The pistol fired at Mr. Tofts was found in the kitchen, the fellow who fired it having managed to get rid of it while in the house. The prisoners were both committed for the attempt to murder and fowl- [fowl] stealing.-Lesex [stealing.-Essex] Herald. ani [an] kT i b i ing replied, the original motion was put and carried Y into . The George, when both partigs [parties] werg [were] rescued from their perilous ; FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. INDIA. ba By the last mail we have intelligence from Bombay to the 17th ult., from Calcutta and Singapore to the 6th, and from Madras to the 13th of April. . The most important incident of the fortnight over which this news extends has been the announeement [announcement] of the entire extinction of all hopes of the introduction of railway com- [com] i engal [Bengal] for the present, the sum ot 1,000,000 (the limit of the guarantee) being considered inadequate to the construction of a sufBeient [sufficient] length of line to yield a paying traffic. It is expected that the construc- [construct- construction] tion [ion] of the first section of the Bombay railway, the only undertaking of the king now extant in India, will be com- [commenced] menced [mended] at the close of the Monsoon, Another atrocity bas been committed by the Affreedees [Offered] near Kohat. [Hat] Dr. Healy, of the Bengal army, lately posted to the lst [last] Punjab Cavalry, now stationed at Kohat, [Hat] was proceeding to join that regiment by the eastern pass, which was supposed to be still open, when on the 20th of March, within a few miles of Kohat, [Hat] he was set upon by the hill men, his groom and grass-cutter killed on the spot, and himself so.zeverely [so.several] wounded that he died immediately after reaching Kohat, [Hat] whither he was carried by Captain Daly, who went te look after him with a party the moment he heard of the attack. The fatal wound was a gash in the skull cight [eight] inches long. The true cause of the Affreedees [Offered] rising is stated to be as follows. The Affreedees [Offered] have from time immemorial been allowed to receive salt at the rate of four maunds, [minds] per ru The Board of Administration ordered 'that they should be supplied at 4 rupees per maund [Maud This, at Colonel Lawrence's request, was lowered to 1 rupee than was allowed for keeping open the road. . A detachment of the Bergal [Bengal] army, consisting of a wing of the 10th Native Infantry and two guns, has met with a reverse in Oude [Ode] they had been ordered to aid the King of Oude's [Ode's] forces in coercing a refractory Zemmmder, [Seemed] who had taken refuge in a fort named Beitah, [Beat] where he successfully resisted the attack of the combined forces. Our loss con- [consisted] sisted [sister] of Lieutenant E. D. Elderton [Alderman] and 10 men of the 10th Native Infantry killed, and 25 wounded of our artillery, 11 men and 1 gun; and 70 men of the King of Oude's [Ode's] troops.' The garrison lost only eight men, and evacuated the fort during the night of the 29th of March. Sir C. Napier has bees lately much indisposed, but his energy as a reformer appears undiminished. He has lately issued a general order on the subject of the very numerous applications for leave of absence made by officers during the hot weather, rufusing [refusing] to allow officers to be away from their men in that season except in case of iliness. [illness] In con- [confirming] firming the sentence of a court-martial held on a field officer, who had entered into a cerrespondence [correspondence] concerning an order issued by a superior authority, instead of at once. obeying it, Sir Charles remarks, thege these] who imagine this army is a debating society will fin themselves very much mistaken. An error in excess has occurred in the distribution of the Scinde [Rescind] prize money; the over-drawn amount has been ordered to be refunded in six monthly instalments. It is stated that Sir C. Napier's share of the sum to be refunded will amount to 2,000. Cholera has broken out with virulence in the European artillery barracks at Bombay. The second battalion of artillery, now in these barracks, are to be moved thence into tents pitched for them on the esplanade of the fort. Lady accompanied by Major Fane, [Lane] aide-de- [decamp] camp, and Dr. Grant, passed through Meerut [Merit] on the 3rd ultimo. Her ladyship arrived at Mussorie [Measure] on the 6th of April, and thence will marek [mark] across the mountains to Sim- [Similar] lah. [la] The Governor-General left Calctitta [Capital] on the 15th ult., for the Upper Provinces and Simlah. [Similar] His lordship and suite will proceed in carriages drawn and pushed by bearers. The Commander-in-Chief was making the tour of the stations of the Jullunder [Blunder] Doab, [Dob] and intended proceeding by Kote [Note] Kangra [Rang] and the hill route to Simla, where he was expected by the 22nd or 23rd of April. Trade at Bombay eontinucd [continued] dull, with no immediate hope of improvement. Frieghts [Freights] only 1 18s. to 2 to Liverpool, and 2 5s. to London, and still declining, CHINA, DEATH OF THE EMPEROR. The only important intelligence to communicaie. [communicate] is the death, on the 25th of February, of the Emperor of China, Tau-Kwang [Tau-Wang] ihe the] Lustre of Reason), in the 69th year of his age and 30 of his reign. The Foreign Consuls at Shanghae [Change] received from the authorities there, on the 20th of March, an official notice that his Majesty the Emperor had de- [departed] parted upon the great journey, and had mounted upwards on the dragon to be a guest on high. The nomination of a successor rests always with the Emperor, and before his death Tau-Kwang [Tau-Wang] decreed that his fourth and only suryiving [surprising] son should succeed him, He ascended the throne the day of the Emperor's death, and is to reign under the title of Sze-hing. [Se-hing] e ig only 19 years of age. Keying, the former at Canton, is appointed his principal guardian, and will no doubt hold a igh [if] and an influential position in the cabinet. t is not likely that any material change in the policy of the government will take place, but from the enlightened character of Keying and his knowledge of foreigners, the tendency.of any new measures will probably be towards a moreliberal [more liberal] course. The customsand [custom sand] prejudices of the people, end their tranquillity, will ef course, however, always oc- [occupy] cupy [cup] the chief consideration, At Canton all is quiet. The. favourable accounts of tea from England have nearly cleared the market of the quan- [quay- quantity] tity [tit] remaining on hand at 2 to 3 ts. advance. The excess of export of all kinds from China to this date, compared with the same period last year, is 6,000,000Ibs. [6,000,000lbs] The population of the town and neighbourhood of Shang- [Change] hae [he] were suffering from severe famine, consequent upon the late inundations, and it was feared that pestilence might follow. Of silk, the export, including what was in course of ship- [shipment] ment, [men] would be under 13,000 bales. It is possible, how- [however] ever, from the high prices offering, small parcels micht [might] still find their way down from the interior. AMERICA. The Cambria arrived at Liverpool on Tuesday, having left New York on the &th, and Halifax on the llth. [loth] By electric telegraph from New York, however, we have news from that city as late as the afternoon of the 10th. The slavery compromise committee have presented their report. The manner in which it was received does not in- [indicate] dicate [dictate] a speedy adoption ofits [fits] recommendation. In debate it was denounced, the specific points of hostility becoming the admission of California. Mr. Clay undertakes the de- [defence] fence of the report-the ultras of each side arrayed against him. This subject engrosses Congress to the exclusion of all others. The admitting California to the union, and government for the territories, as reported by the committee, comes up immediately for consideration. A steainer, [Stainer] arrived at Philadelphia, supplied Rio Janeiro dates to the Sth [St] of April. The accounts of yellow fever ravages are awful. Many vesscls [vessels] there have lost every soul on board, and there were not seamen to man half those in harbour and of eighty Custom-house officers who remained on ship-board or on shore, death was equally unsparing. In less than three months 14,000 deaths had occurred. The American Secretary of Legation died. Every English ship has suffered more or less. Vessels had put to sea with anew crew, and returned in a few days with only men enough to get the vessel back, frequently bereaved of the captain and officers. r news from Hayannah [Hannah] announces the cholera as having prevailed there three weeks, The number of deaths had increased to sixty daily. A collision of two Canadian steamers had occurred on f having on Lake Erie, near Port Maitland, [Midland] by which one, board a portion of the British 23d regiment, was sunk in a few minutes, in eight fathoms water. The surgeon, twenty- [twenty our] our soldiers, and thirteen women and children are reported owned, CALIFORNIA. - Three steamers--the Empire City, the Georgian, and the Cherokee-arrived at New York on the 7th instant, bring- [bringing] ing dates from Ch bre [be] to eee [see] ult. passengers, and gold dust on freight and in passengers' hands to the amount of 2,656,000 dollars, nearly of which was from California. The steam-ship California arrived at Panama on the 23rd of April, bringing dates from San Francisco to the lst [last] of April. The steam-shi [steam-si] Sarah Stands and Tennessee sailed from Acapulco en the 11th. of April, for San Francisco. The rainy season had not set in, and Chagres [Charges] aud [and] Panama were still healthy. The collector of the customs in California had received instruc- [instruct- instructions] tions [tins] to pay all sums received as duties to the State Govern- [Government] ment, [men] and steps-were being taken in consequence to form an independent Government. Gold was stated to be more plentiful than ever; but the complement of gold-dust to mect [met] the estimate of 25,000,000 dollars per annum, had not been received. Prices for real estate, and merchandise ot all kinds, wore rapidly falling, and the revulsion had already commenced. The following extract is from the Pacijie [Pacific] News of March 20 - We have seen the eighth wonder of the world-we have held in our hands the Sonorian [Snoring] lump of gold, weighing 22Ibs. [22lbs] 6oz. [oz] 'The following is a brief history and description of this fine specimen of the precious metal. During the Juonth [Month] of January of the present year, three Sonorian [Snoring] per maund-making [Maud-making] them pay in salt-tax more. .the cabinets of Paris and London, was upon. the point of 'the. urgency of the measure. .sans of order. establish what was called the legal including M. Victor Hugo, against the He their father in Lesser Asia. They brought 300 some waggons into a siding, Mexicana [Mexican] were following their mining purstits [pursuits] in the arroyo of the town of Sonora, and diseovered [discovered] this pile;' but they i ic tem' [te] being flushed with their wonderful success, and stout dayotees [dates] of the resy. [rest] god) in a the firm ef Linoberg [Longer] and Co., of Sonora, who sold it again for a considerable amount te. Mesers. [Messrs] Alonzo Green and Joshua Holding, merchants.of the same pace, for a very high premium. To. our own ese gentlemen, have.agnin [have.again] been offered 2,000, dollars for it above its intrinsic value. It is estimated that there are about 4ibs. [Nibs] of common quartg-mixed [quart-mixed] up with the precious metal, as is generally the case in large specimens. We believe it is the intention of Measrs. [Messrs] Green and Holding to send it to the States, where its beauty and richness will doubtless excite a great not only amongst miner- [mineralogists] alogists, [apologists] but also amongst all those who are animated (and who is not by the love ofmoney. [of money] We hare been informed, on good authority, that these gentlemen, kesides [besides] this armful, brought down with them on their trip from. Sonora not less than 240Ibs. [240lbs] weight of gold-dust for exportation, FRANCE. In the Assembly, on Thursday afternoon, the minister of war, General de Lahitte, [Latte] entered the tribune amidst marks of expgctation [expectation] on all sides, to make an announcement on the relations.of the French government with-that-of Great Britain. In the sitting of the previous Saturday he had informed the assembly that in consequence of the failure of French good offices in the negotiations at Athens, the government had applied to London for explanations. The reply not being such as they hada [had] right, from the good understanding between the two countries, to expect, the President of the republic, after taking the adviee [advice] of his council, gave orders to recall their ambassador from Lon- [London] don. A loud burst of applause from the right here inter- [interrupted] rupted [reputed] the speaker; the applause was again and again re- [renewed] newed, [need] with animated gestures of satisfaction, members rising, shouting Bravo and clapping and waving their hands the left, however, maintained a marked silence.. The agitation of the right coniiauecat [conduct] least five minutes. General de Lahitte [Latte] deposited all the documents connected with the negociation [negotiations] the assembly, he said, would read them, and informed by them, would discuss the question at a future day. The motion for printing the documents was affirmed by the great mass of the assembly but General Cavaignac, [Campaign] M. Gustave de Beaumont, and a few members of the Du- [Future] faure [fare] party, voted in the negative. On descending from the tribune, General de Lahitte [Latte] was surrounded and com- [compliment] limented [lamented] by many representatives-M. M. MolĂ©, [Mile] Thiers, [This] angarnier, [engineer] and others. The.French version of the cause of misunderstanding has been published at length in the daily papers, which give the diplomatic correspondence on the subject, Ind bebe [be] the assembly by General Lahitte. [Latte] The general grounds on which the French government have acted, may be gathered frem [free] the following passages in the letter of recall to M. Drouyn [Drown] de L'Huys [L'Heys] France, in a spirit of benevolence and peace, had decided upon inter- [interposing] posing her good offices, with the object of terminating, upon honourable conditions, the differences which had arisen between Great Britain and It had 'been a t the coercive. measures already em 'y the British government should be suspended during the mediation and that if an ment [men] judged aceeptable [acceptable] by the French mediator should be rejected by the British negotiator, the latter should refer for instructions to London before recurring afresh to measures of force. We had received upon this last point the most formal promises. These pro- [promises] mises [Miss] have not been kept. This deplorable consequence has been the result -At the very. moment when a draft of con- [convention] vention, [mention] negotiated directly and definitively settled between arriving at Athens, where the most essential bases of it were known, Greece, attacked anew by the naval forces of Great Britain, notwHkstanding [notwithstanding] the lively representations of the French envoy, was obliged, in order to escape com- [complete] plete [plate] ruin, to accept, without debaic,. [debauch] the clauses of an ultĂ©matum [ultimate] far more rigorous. 'The latest accounts repre- [prepare- represent] sent that the alarm excited in Paris by the recall of M. Drouyn [Drown] de L'Huys, [L'Heys] seems to have greatly subsided. The alarm had at first been increased bya [by] rumour that the English ambassador had demanded his passports, but this rumour was unfounded and Lord Normanby is staying at his summer residence at Versailles. The Parisian papers are of course occupied with the subject of the recall, the Conservative papers generally approving the course taken by. the.French Government, while the Democratic organs sneer at the haste of the Ministry, and hint pretty plainly that the whole affair is an attempt to avert the threatened crisis upon the electoral bill. All, however, agree in the opinion that the interruption of friendly relations with England will not lead to an absolute rupture. The representatives who form. the commission of the council of state held a meeting on Saturday night, which was contmued [continued] toa [to] late hour. The Electoral Bill chietly [chiefly] occupied their attention. M. Thiers [This] supported the bill with his usual talent. Having been several times interrupted, he turned to his opponents, and requested them if they had a better system of government to propose to go to it or if not, abide by the judgment of the majority, who declare tkemselres [themselves] in favour of the bill. M. Langroude, [Languid] the director of the Voir [Vie] du. Peuple, [People] was sentenced by the Court of Assize of Paris on Monday to imprisonment for eight months, and to pay a fine of 2,000 ., for having published a seditious libel on the 8th of April last. In the Assembly, on Tuesday, the discussion on the Elec- [Elect- Electoral] toral [total] Bill was commenced by M. Lagrange, who opposed On the discussion being closed, the members on the left demanded a division, when there were 461 for ministers, and 239 against. The general discussion on the merits of the bill was then commenced by General CavaiGNnac, [Campaign] who said that he would briefly explain the very simple reasons that induced him to oppose the bill. The 25th article of the constitution provides that all Frenchmen of 21 years of age, and in the enjoyment of their civil and politica [political rights, should be electors. There was no clause in the other articles of the fundamental compact that required a residence, during a certain pe iod, [id] ina stated district. Now, there was a numerous class of citi- [city- citizens] zens whose avocations did not admit of their residing three years in the same place. It was natural that those citizens should be alarmed for the possession of their rights, for the law rendered the exercise of them difficult and almost illu- [ill- illusive] sive, [side] The constitution imposal [impose] no money qualification ; the law imposed the. qualification of a residence The con- [constitution] stitution [institution] proclaimed universal suffrage the law converted it into a restrictive suffrage. The Government had still to preside over the destinies of the country during two years it should wait until the experiment of the electoral system was completed, and he accordingly considered the presen- [present- presentation] tation [station] of the bill to be sovereignly inopportune. It would afford the factious a pretext for attacking it by other argu- [argue- arguments] ments, [rents] which he himself to refute with the parti- [part- parties] e opposed the bill because it tended to re- [re country] country during the last 35 years. He remembered that it was the loyal enuniry [enquiry] had overturned the monarchy in 1830, and that a fraction of it, aided by the mass ef the citizens, had effected the Re- [Revolution] volution [solution] of 1848, contrary to the majority of the legal coun- [con- country] try. In conclusion, the General said that he should not reply to objections which would not be made to him in this hall. Certain journals had stigmatised him and his friends as demagogues, desirous to destroy society. Ho should only remind his accusers that the Opposition, previous to 1830 and 1848, had likewise been denounced as enemies of society. He consequently disdained those unjust attacks, and would persevere in the course of policy he had eonscien- [conscience- conscientiously] tiously [cautiously] adopted and pursued.-Several other speakers fol- [follows] was replied to by M. Jules de Lasteyrie, [Lustre] and the Chamber adjourned at a quarter past 6 o'clock. AUSTRIA. The Pesther [Esther] Morgexblatt [exalt] states that General Hay- [Hannah] nau [na] has sent fos [fis] Madame. Messlenyi, [Muslin] and asked that Indy whether she has any objection to send Kessuth's [South's] children The proposal was, of sonra [sonar joyfully by Madame Messlenyi, [Muslin] and the children, it is sta [st] are how preparing to gary [gray] for Kiutahia. [Kit. , P to leave Hung SPAIN. Our accounts from Madrid are of the 16th inst. The Minister for Foreign Affairs, on beign [being] informed that Lord Howden had been appointed Minister of England in Spain, and Mr. Ottway, [Ottawa] First Secretary of the Legation, had sent for M. Isturitz [Straits] to give him the last instructions. It was believed that before the close of May the latter would be installed in the Spanish Legation in London. Lord Howden was not expeeted [expected] at Madrid before the end of June, TuURKEY.-A [Turkey.-A] Ietter [Letter] from Constantinople of the 1 that the minister of finance, Natix [Nation] Pacha, [Pasha] and the of the superior council, Arif [Arid] Pacha, [Pasha] both of the retrograde party had been dismissed, and replaced, the former by alet [late] Effendi, a functionary of the finance department ; the latter by Rifaat [Raft] Pacha, [Pasha] who had previously held the post three times, RaILWAy [Railway] ACCIDENT.-Mr. Tronmonger, [Ironmonger] the chief porte [port] at the Redbridge station, on the London and Dore ester railway, was killed on Tuesday night. He was getting when he tripped on a of gravel, fell across the rail, and the wheels of seven waggons ing to a recent published return, in , 130 in Seotch [Scotch] notes, for the purpose of major, the die will be destroyed as & SCRAPS OF NEWs [News] a The Marchioness of Beauharnais, [Beaumaris] Grand Duchess of Baden, died in Paris om sy Several packages of asparagus hare been inate [inmate] London by a steamer from Beluium. [Belgium] Ea A mushroom, which measured nearly seven the top, was gathered last week in a tel an x Sir Robert and Lady Peel, and family, har. Drayton Manor for the Whitsuntide The Countess of Lansfeldt's [Stansfeld's] (Lola abandoned their appeal against the sepisc.. [pisces] sums in question. The ceremony of laying the foundation of ... to the memory of Sir Jebn [Jean] Barrow twos ping. of Hood, near Ulverston, on Wednesi ay [wetness ay] The Midland Railway Company are xbon [Bonn] -, for working their Leeds and and Bra, mingham [Birmingham] lines of railway. ion Some sets of harness lately ordere [order in Pary- [Part- Prof] - of Egypt's state carriages, are covered with ji value of some hundred thousand frances, [France] At the Sheffield sessions, on Friday, tha [that - . prisoners for trial, while 20 barristers attenual [annual] 20, no fewer than, 14 were briciless. [priceless] An Italian woman is stated to hare been px... with sticks, at Milan, on the 27th ult. b en Austrian military authorities. Six round calcareous stones, of which or y.. 100z, [z] were found in the stomach f lately slanghteved [slaughtered] at Basford, Mr. Alfred Becket, of Thorne, in this gone the necessary examination, an admitted a member of the Royal Colle [Colne] The Duke of Portland, at his recent i th, returned to the tenants on his Bechial [Chill] woo. sum of 383 per cent. Arrangements are in progress for the establishments, on the plan of Pentunville [Pentonville] moor and at Southsea. On Whit-Monday, 51,000 hurmoaa [humour] beinss [beings] over the Greenwich railway, without a sinz e [sin e] ing occurred. In consequence of the great severity of the weuthe [weather] Sunday and Monday last, dead swallows were suc [such] immense numbers im [in] the neighbourhuwl [neighbourhood] oz and Banwell.- [Banwell] Bristol Mirror. A Swansea paper relates that a persen [person] inne [Inn] has now in his possession a piebald cris, [cries] 2 beak, throat, part of the breast, and tive [tie] mutes. wing, are perfectly white. The total number of tenements in all the xm Ireland (exclusive of borough) value under Were Sie [Sir] 600 in 1850, On Sunday last, 167,100 persons lande lt [land lt] tom vom. [com] on board the different steam-boats p hide 7 between Chelsea and Woolwich, exeiu [axe] f numox [mix] veyed [eyed] to Richmond, Putney, Gravesen Marni. [Mani] Samuel Lyon, clergyman, of has guineas and costs, for poisoning with the fowls of his neighbour, Mr. John Mz Ler. [Lee] used to annoy him by trespassing on his Friday's London Gazette notifies that the pointed the Rev. Richard Dawes, . the cathedral chnrch [church] of Hereford, voil [oil] iy che au -- John Merewether, [therewith] late Dean thereot. [thereto] In the Court of Common Pleas, on Chief Justice stated that judgment well oe ws the case of Gorham v. the Bishop of 4 morning next. The Rev. William Henry Hill, M.A.. aco [Co] ee Ironbridge, [Iron bridge] Salop, has been appeinte l [appetite l] 1) the ou. Andrew, Birmingham. Patrun, [Patron] the Value, 400. A correspondens. [correspondent] of the Albiou [Albion] says - Change, that there has. been a Gros [Gross] 2's Athens, and that there has been Il' Huys [Heys] cs) - or London, There are at present nincty-fozr [ninety-for] local - the country, and upwards of 20,000 - Sunday scholars are taught in them by be -- teachers, Mr. Brunel, the engineer of the Oxfiri. [Oxford] Yo Wolverhampton Railway, is understuwii [understood] to the directors a guaranteed estimate of the structing [instructing] the entire line within 20 mouths, - 20,000 per The Queen, by a notice in Tuesilavs [Slaves] 4 pointed the Attorney-General, Mr. H. Walton, Mr. G. W. Bramwell, ani [an] Mr. barristers, as Commissioners for enq [end iriny [iron] practice, and system of pleading in the super -- law at Westminster and on circuit. A few weeks since, op the American prim. land and her daughter, from Ilinois. [Illness] ai while they were on their way to Califo [Calico] band and father. Conscious that they aT requested him to save his own life, and leare [lease] 4s fate, and he left them accordingly. The Madrid correspondent of the Di s after a of tive [tie] years, the previtee [private] been visited by a copious rain. Trave [Trade] vince [since] remarked that it was curieus [curious] tw - wha [what] had ng yer-seon [ng yer-son] it rain in their lives. s alarm as if some frightful accident had hapy- [hay- capturing] During the years 1 47 and 1848 the nem [men [C] from the United Kingdom was 258,27 [W,27] ace tively, [lively] being nearly double the larues [largess 2 emigrated in any previous year; and churns the emigration reached the unprecedented nun persons, General Sir James Sutherland, E.L.C., sidence [since] in London, on Wednesday week, in ' of his age. The deceased was about wv guished [gushed] party in honour of her Majesty's time his melancholy decease touk. [took] place. death was disease of the heart. ' It is rumoured that not fewer than 8 the East India Company's service, are expert' ' India in the course of the ensuing year. As) the recruiting for that service will be carving v8 ' few months with increased activity, there '- mere than the usual demand for reeruits. [recruits] On Wednesday, the greater part ula [la] 21 intended to accompany Sir John Ross's Arctic regions, was burned while beiny [being] from Glasgow to Ayr. It is supposed . the engine must have ignited the boat, as ib to be on fire when the train appreached [preached] Prost [Post] uch [such] A few days ago an English gentleman. Buck's Head Hotel, Glasgow, entrusted en was officiating as boets, Boers, in the absence who generally fills that situaticn [situation] in this ones in their stead. The fellow -' since been heard of, The Earl of Roscommon died on Wednes [Wednesday] Blackrock, [Blacklock] near Dublin. His lordship was second year of his age. He was marrie [married sister of the present Earl of Shrewsbury. a son, still born, but no other issue. His lore have been the last of the ancient line of ae family. From the summary appended to the [C] Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy ' there are-of county asylums, 225 total ue Hospitals, 781 total hmaties, [estimates] 1,195. 1,177; total latices, 3,137. Provincial be . total lunatics, 3,704. Total of throughout the country, 14,560. pe The Sxz [Six] says that it is currently ramowre [more] list chief, Cabrera, now residing in in obtaining the hand of a lady of immense 5 that he is going forthwith to the North ef the standard of revolt, and once more what the Carlist [Carlisle] party term the legitimate house of Bourbon on the throne, The Luly [Lily] 5 . connected with one of the largest wine hots Some months ago, at Fox River, on pare, young man named Green, ndian [Indian] whose tribe demanded him. first refused, but at length, the Indians SE lives of the whole party, the murderer was Indians then skinned him alive befure [before] brother, and friends; and he is said to hours after being flayed. a It is said that Mr. Wyan, [Wan] B.A., has bee TO by the East India Company to prepare oe medal to be presented to Major Edwardes, [Edwards] Po ment [men] of the services rendered by that vet' recent war in the east; that as it is went over his body, literally cutting him in two, struck, so that no duplicate shall exist. 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