Huddersfield Chronicle (27/Jul/1850) - page 6

The following page is part of the Newspaper OCR Project. The text is in the Public Domain.


THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1850. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. UNITED STATES. SUDDEN DEATH OF THE PRESIDENT. - By the Niagara, which reached Liverpool on Saturday right, we have New York papers to the 9th of July, together with a telegraphic dispatch to the evening of the 11th. li is with great regret that we announce the unex- [annex- unexpected] pected [expected] death of the President of the United States, Zachary Taylor, who appears to have expired at Wash- [Washington] ington [Kington] on the night of Monday the 8th, or early on Tuesday the 9th of July. The event occurring so im- [in- immediately] mediately before the sailing of the packet, the papers of course contain no particulars. We collect, however, that the President's indisposition first became known at Washington upon the 7th, when he was stated to be ring from diarriica. [diarrhoea] He was attended by Drs. [Dr] Hall and Witherspoon, of Washington, who reported that Lis [Is] condition at the time was scrious, serious] but not critical. It appears, however, that they considercd [considered] it right to send for the President's son-in-law, Dr. Wood, of Philadelphia, who arrived upon the 7th and expressed 2n opinion that the situation of the President was quite a serious as it was when he was visiting Earie [Erie] in 1849, and when he suffered severely from the same eon [on] plaint. On the morning of the the President was reported to be very fecble [feeble] but somewhat easicr. [easier. A subsequent bulletin' stated tit his malady had as a vomittent [vomit tent] typhoid. Colonel sumed [sued] the appearance of renutient [penitent] typAol [typo] Baltimor [Baltimore] Taylor, the President's son, arrived from timone [time] Guring [During] that day. In the evening, the physicians re ported that the President was inven [vein] better tnouga [tong] not bevond [beyond] denger. [danger. Titis [Titus] was the last account received at New York prior to the packet sailing. All the sub- [subs] sc quent [Queen] perticulurs [particulars] are ie. It appears that immediately upon the death of the President, Mr. Fillmore, hitherio [hitherto] V ice-President, cs sumed [sued] tle [te] governinent [Government] of the country. He was finally sworn into office on the 16th, [the] President Taylor's cabinet asa matter of course tendered their resignation. Va- [Vars] 'ous [us] changes were predicted amon [among others it was said Mir. Webster would be called o office as one of the stayios [stairs] of State; but of course all this was mere culation. [circulation] The general impression Was, however, comparatively fow [ow] of the would resume office, and this belief was supported Ly the circumstance that only two days enteecdent [entertained] to the President's death they had received a check in Congress upon the Galvhin [Galvanic] question. The house of Representatives passed, sa vete [vote] of 116 to 65, an amendment decidedly disap- [dis- discoveries] of and dissenting from the opinion given by he Attorney-General in favour cf allowing the interest the Galphin [Dolphin] claim, and froin [from] the ection [action] of the se- [secretary] tary [Tar] of the treasury in pering [pring] it. Teey [Tee] also voted, of 152 to 49, that this claim was nota [not] ust [st] cla'in [cl'in] on the treasury of the United States. The funeral of the President was fixed for Saturday, tie 12th, at noon. In congress the telegraph informs us that several eulogies had becn [been] celivered [delivered] on his character. APPEARANCE OF CHOLERA IN THE STATES. Within afew [few] days prior to the sailing of the packet, the colera [cholera] had reappeared ia several of the wextern [Western] cities, iaking [taking] auch [such] the same course a; it did last year. At Cincinnati there had been 63 fatal cascs [cases] in one day. The Washington despatch states that the Rev. Father Coombs, eum [em] [C] SA eit [it] A Rate priest cf Leonardtown, [Lending] died suddeuly [suddenly] last week, without previous Two fatal cases (and nuzacrous [scores] others who have recovered) liave [have] occurred here, resembling rauch [rich] the Asiatic cholera. PROFESSOR WEBSTER'S CONFESSION. The coniession [concession] of Professor Webster of the killing of Dr. Parkwan [Parkman] had beea, [been] in a measure, supplanted in the puvle [pile] mind by the discussions as to lis [is] probable fate. T.2e governor and council of Massachusetts were examin- [examine- examining] ing petitions in favour of the wretched man but the subject would not be resumcd [resumed] until the 18th of the iouth. [South] One of the petitions in his favour was signed Ly 954 inhabitants of New York; another was from one of the jJuryimen [jurymen] who tried him; there were two or three froin [from] ludisiduals [individuals] wiio [woo] said that they commitied [committed] the inurder, [under] and not Webster. DESTRUCTIVE THUNDER STORM. The city of Albany hadi [had] been visited by a thunder storm of unexampled violence, which had done consi- [cons- considerable] derable [desirable] damage. Some of the bridges on the smaller streams near the city had been swept away. But the greatest injury sustained was on the Utica and Sche- [She- Schenectady] nectady [nectar] Railway, where a serious accidert [accident] occurred. A bridge was swept down the stream by the force of the swollen current, just before a passenger train from Albany arrived at the spot. The engine was precipi- [recipe- precipitated] tated [stated] into the stream, the tender, a freight car, and the baggage car, lodged on the top of the engine. The iuree [ire] passenger cars did not go into tle [te] stream, but were badly broken. In the freight car, there were cight [eight] persons, a horse, and a corpse. They were labourers on the road, with the exception cf one woman. Only four ofthe [of the] eight are to be found. One dead body has been recovered. Two others the woman) are sup- [supposed] posed to have been carried off by the rushing torrent. Neither the engineer nor firemen were injured. The locomotive was broken to pieces. FRANCE. The French Asserably [Assembly] are daily dealing heavy blows against the press. The editor of the Pouvvir [Prove] has been before the bar of the Assembly, and his defence made by emineat [eminent] counsel, but a fine of 5.600 francs has been inflicted, among the supporters of the macimum [maximum] fine being General Changarnier. [Changing] The Assembly has resolved on adjourning from Sun- [Sunday] dey, the 11th of August, to Monday, November 11th. A committee of 25 members was to have been appointed by secret ballot and absolute majority, in order to take the initiative in the meantime, in concurrence with the bureau of the Assembly, but oniy [on] fifteen names, at the ballot, on Monday, had the requived [required] majority-namely, Odillon [Dillon] Barrot, [Barrow] J. de Lasteyrie, [Lustre] Mouet, [Mount] General St, Priest, General Changarnier, [Changing] MBL [ML] de'Olivier, Berryer, [Berry er] Nette- [Nett- Settlement] ment, [men] Molé, [Mile] General Lauriston, General Lamoricitre, [Laboratory] MM. Beugot, [Begot] de Mornay, [Money] Duke of Montebello, and de Lespinasse. [Response] The report of M. Etienne [Eton] on the budget of the As- [Assembly] sembly [assembly] for 1851 has been distributed. It is fixed at 7,774,650 francs. The arrival of a Russian ambassador at Paris is spoken of again as a probable and a proximate event, A waterspout burst over Orleans on the 15th, [the] inflict- [inflicting] ing much damage on the city. M. Barbey [Barber] d'Aureilly, [d'Reilly] the author of the article in the read by M. Jules Favre in the Assembly as a specimen of the excesses committed by the favoured press, has sent a challenge to his assailant, The Moniteur [Monitor] of Saturday published the famous law on the press, passed in the Assembly on the 16th of July. It is signed by the President, and countersiened [countersigned] by the Minister of Justice. AUSTRTA. [AUSTRIA] Baron Von Haynau [Hannah] has published a very violent de- [declaration] claration [declaration] in the Pesth [Pest] newspaper, on the subject of the charges brought against him by the Reichs [Riches] Zeitung. [Stung] He utterly repudiates the accusation of disobedience laid to his charge, and asserts that his fall is a fortunate chance for the revolutionary party. Lord Palmerston's declaration in parliament, and the vote of confidence in the forcign [foreign] policy of ministers (says the Times correspondent), have already produced the result that was to be foreseen. It has been decided in a cabinet council, that, in the projected colonisation of Hungary, Englishmen shall be excluded until the British government shall have given satisfactory expla- [explain- explanations] nations as to its pretensions in favour of English sub- [subjects] jects [sects] domiciliated [domiciled] in Austria. RUSSIA. Circassta.- [Staircase.- Staircase] DEFEAT OF THE Rvsstins.-Important [Instincts.-Important] in- [intelligence] telligence [intelligence] has arrived from Daghistan, [digesting] of further losses by the Russians in their war with Shamil [Sham] Bey. It will appear that Shamil [Sham] Bey has crossed the frontier, at the head of a large force, and carried devastation and pil- [oil- pillage] lage [age] among the Tartar villages south of Azderhan. [Austrian] Gen. Dolgorousky, [Dangerously] commander of the Russian army, had not time to concentrate his troops, which were for the most part cut up, discouraged, half-starved, toiling their way tarough [through] rocks and roadsnearly [roads nearly] impassable, and rendered more so by the tramping of thousands of men and beasts of burden on a narrow track from which the dared not to deviate. Besides these difficulties Shamil's [Sham's] active and mountaineers harassed them at every step, and a general disorganisation spread itself among the Russian ranks. They reached Eskideverche [Micheldever] some seventy miles over the frontier, during the night of the 5th of May, and fell upon an ambuscade of the Daghlees, [Dales] commanded by Shamil [Sham] in person. The mountaineers being short of ammunition, were soon a nong [a song] them sword in hand, and the Russian host was quickly put to the rout, with the loss of a general, an aide-de-camp, seventy officers, four guns, and most of thea [the] ammunition and baggage. GERMANY. Both the Chambers of Hanover have declared that they consider the peace concluded between Prussia and Denmark as dishonourable to Germany, and have called upon the government to do what the honour of the nation demands. PORTUGAL. 'THE AMERICAN CLAIMS ON PortucaL.- Accounts [Portugal.- Accounts] from Lisbon, of the 9th inst., state that the Portuguese go- [government] vernment, [Government] for the sake of peace, has admitted the American claims, except that of the privateer left to arbitration. The American ships of war were to sail in a couple of days. It was supposed the law respecting the press would i dosed gn the be Chambers, which were to be DISTANCES AcRogs [Across] THE A i i to learn e bee TLANTIC.-It [ATLANTIC.-It] may be interesting trips between Liverpent [Liver pent] 23 rately [lately] ined [ned] that the distance betw. [bet] vas [as] Than direct i 3,082 miles, and from Liverpool vo Boston the latter route e making the distance i favour of IRELAND. The Lord Lieutenant has left Ireland for a visit of some weeks to England. The Lord Chancellor and the Commander of the Forces have been sworn in as Lords Justices to act in the absence of Lord Clarendon. A Sap Account oF EnyisKILLeN.-The [Enniskillen.-The] following is taken from the Fermanagh Reporter The leprosy of Enniskillen society is its gross immorality and beastly sensuality, accompanied by mental ignorance of cility. [city] Too many grow up mere fungus, without - or aim. God is not in their ways. They are taken wit the lusts of the flesh, and, in the present blaze of gospel day, Enniskillen is worse than were Sodom an Gomorrah. At the trial of a man IN 2 ScEXE [Scene] AT A TRIAL.- [TRIAL] At the tral [trial] 1 for eS en ass, which took place at the Sligo assizes on Thursday last, the following amusing dialogue took place -Chiecf -Chief] Baron (to the prosecutor)-How did you know the ass was yours Witness-Well, I knew him; there was no mistaking his legs. (Laughter.) Chief Baron-Had you ary [art] marks upon him Witness-Fax, I hada't. [had't] but he had marks upon himself. (Laughter.) He had lumps on his knees and on his back, and one on hisnose [his nose (Loud laughter.) Clerk of the Crown-Had you any other reason for knowing the animal was yours Vitness-yes, [Witness-yes] I knew his woice. [voice] (Loud laughter.) Chief Baron-Whose voice Witness the woice [voice] of my ass, my lord. (Roars of laughter.) The minute he saw me, he threw up his tail and roared. (Loud laughter.) Chief Baron-Roared who roared Witness-My ass, my lord he roared with joy. We were together for the last five years; he knew me well; and I would know his woice [voice] 20 miles off. (Loud laughter, in which the Chief Baron heartily joined.) The prisoner was convicted. Tue Potato Disease.-lt will be learnt with regret thet [the] by accounts from more than one locality there are indisputablesymptoms [indisputable symptoms] of the reappearance, forthe [forth] fourth time, of the fatal potato blight. A letter from Galway, written by a party incxpable [incapable] cf exaggerating, announces the melancholy tidings, not before due care had been taken to ascertain the extent of the disease. Similar statements havercachedusfrom Limerick and Kerry; but it must be borne in mind that the planting of the crops this year has been so early that a large portion may be already beyond the reach of the malady which in former seasons has proved so As a set-off to this disagreeable intclligence, [intelligence] still later reports from the provinces, including the counties of Tipperary, Sligo, aud [and] Galway, speak most favourably of the crops; and although rumours had been circulated of the appear- [appearance] ance [once] of the blight, they were subsequently discovered to have been wholly groundless. Evictions In Tirrerany.-The [Itinerant.-The] Nenagh [Nina] Guardian, the organ of the North Tipperary landicrds, [landlords] contains the subjoined communication, dated Roserea, [Arose] July 19 Yesterday Mr. Pigott, agent tothe [tithe] Earl of Portarlington, [Parlington] accomranied [accompanied] by Mr. Samuel M. Going, sub-sheriff, and a party of constabulary under command of Head Constable Shanahan, proceeded to astreet [street] in the suburbs of this town, called Bohcen [Bowen] Glass, alics [Alice] Green- trect, [Green- treat] and levelled 80 houses, in which were located at least 300 human beings who were in a most abject and im- [in- impoverished] poverished [preached] state. Novent [Covent] has received from those premises for the last 10 or 15 years; in fact, they held out in defiance cf all law till the last. Vou [You] DEPARTURE OF THE QUEEN AND CcouRT [Court] FROM LONDON FOR THE Thursday week, her Majesty, Prince Albert, and the royal family left Buckingham Palace, es- [escaped] carted by an officer's party of the 16th Lancers, for the Nine Elms Station, where a special train of the South- [southwesterly] Western Railway was in readiness to convey the sovereign and family to Gosport. Her Majesty was received with the usual honours, and embarked in the Fairy royal yacht, blaster Commander Welch, attended by the Elfin roys [royd des- [despatch] patch boat, for East Cowes, ex route to Osborne. The illus- [illustrious] trious [tries] party of course were in deep mourning. THE OUTRAGE ON HER Masesty.-Robert [Majesty.-Robert] Pate, who committed the dastardly assault on her Majesty, has since his removal to the Millbank Penitentiary, been an inmaie [main] of the infirmary of that prison. In consequence of the medical and other testimony adduced at his trial, Sir George Grey was induced to direct a medical examination of the prisoner, and the result has been the reconimenda- [recommend- recommendation] tion [ion] for his confinement in the infirmary Pate is stated to be in a very delicate state of health. He employs his time by writing letters in diiferent [different] languages. DEPARTURE OF THE NEPAULESE [NAPLES] EMBASSY.-His excel- [excellency] lency [ency] the ambassador from Nepaul [Paul] and his two brothers and suite will take their departure from this country in the course of the second week of next month. In consequence of the severe sickness the ambassador experienced in coming from Alexandria all the way by sea, arrangements have been made for his return via Marseilles, so as to shorten the marine trip. The Lords of the Admiralty have directed the commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean squadron to have the Growler steam-frigate at Marseilles on the Ist [Its] of September in readincss [readiness] to receive the distin- [distinct- distinguished] guished [gushed] travellers, and to convey them to Alexandria. The french government will direct the arrangements for their transit through France.-Daily Neus. [News] Acts OF PaRLIAMENT.-Up [Parliament.-Up] to the present time only thirty-five public acts have received the royal assent. It is probable that in about three weeks the number will be doubled but it is expected that the session will not be very productive in legislative enactments. Last year the public acts numbered 111. SALFORD WorRKING [Working] MeEn's [Men's] To Sir Robert PrEL.-This [Peel.-This] committee has been pursuing its labours with some energy, and with a very gratifying degree of success. The amount of money actually ccliected, [collected] up to Monday evening, was 75l.; [L] in addition to which seventy other pounds have been promised, and will shortly be paid in.- Manchester Examiner and Tines. MURDER OF A WIFE BY HER HuUsBAND.-In [Husband.-In] the town of Ardristhraig, [Straightforward] in Argylishire, [Yorkshire] a woman has been killed by her husband, Hugh Macmillan, a mason. Hekilled [Killed] her by striking her several heavy blows on the head with a ham- [hammer] mer, [Mr] and thereby fracturing her skull. It was also disco- [discovered] vered [vere] that he had attempted to strangle her, and in the struggle had broken several of her ribs. Macmillan was sent to Inverary [Infirmary] gaol, on Thursday. Both Macmillan and lis [is] wife were addicted to drunkenness, and they had been drinking together on the afternoon, and went to bed be- [between] tween nine and ten o'clock, only an hour before the dread- [dreadful] ful [full] act was committed.-Scottish Press. SUICIDE In YorK.-On [York.-On] Thursday evening, an inquest was held at York, on the body of Mr. Thomas Ton- [Ton till] till, farmer, of Birkin, near Ferrybridge, [Ferry bridge] who had been found in one of the stables connected with the White Horse Inn, Coppergate, [Copper gate] with his throat cut. From the evidence it appeared that the deceased was brother-in-law to a pri- [pro- prisoner] soner [sooner] named John M'Gibbon, who was to take his trial at the present assizes for forgery, and was also a r and witness in the case and the circumstances attending the trial had so preyed upon his mind as to produce in- [insane] sanl'y. [san'y. 'y] LANCASHIRE PUBLIC ScHocoL [School] AssocraTION.-The [Association.-The] follow- [following] ing resolution was adopted by the executive committee of this association, at a meeting held on Tuesday the 16th instant -- Resolved,-That it is desirable that a second conference of the friends of national secuiar [secular] education should be held in October next, to decide whether the education movement, which has originated in this county, and which has hitherto been prosecuted for a nominally local purpose, should not now be made national in its character and, incase [increase] such change should be determined on to considerand [consider and] adoptthe [adopt the] principles and provisions of an education bill, and arrange for its introduction into the House of Commons in the next session of parliament. That the secretary put himself into communication with as many as possible of the friends of national secular education resident in various parts of the country, communicating this resolution, and requesting them to arrange public meetings in their respective localities, for the election of delegates to the said conference. The inhabitants of the parish of T'ytherington, [T'Thornton] near Thornbury, Gloucestershire, are in a state of high glee, in consequence of the discovery of a silver mine in that locality, which is said to promise a considerable yield of the precious metals. The American ships in the Thames and the Docks on Monday had their colours at half mast, out of respect to the memory of theJate [that] venerable President General Taylor. INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION BUILDING.-Thealteratiors [BUILDING.-Alterations] in Mr. Paxton's design are mainly these a keelshaped [keel shaped] fourth story, and a transept running north and south, so as to break up the long line of front, have been added. The total height will now be 100 feet sufficient to inclose [close] the highest of the trees of the ground and Messrs. Fox and Henderson have taken the contract for its execution, to be completed in the present year, for the sum of 85,500; the materials, if we understand rightly, remaining their pro- [property] perty. [petty] As to the general construction, we have no means of judging and we will not now look for objections to tke [the] design so far as the intention is made known to us, Some, however, are tolerably obvious.- [obvious] Builder. EXTRAORDINARY PEDESTRIAN FrEaT. [Great] Mr. Edward Broadbent, the proprietor of the Barrack Tavern cricket, bowling, and pedestrian grounds, having stated that he would give any man in England 50 that could accomplish the task which Captain Barclay performed near Newmar- [Near- Newmarket] ket [let] 41 years ago, viz.- [viz] walking 1,000 miles in 1,000 sucees- [success- successive] sive [side] hours on the above grounds,-the proposition wes [West] accepted by Richard Manks, who commenced on Monday afternoon, the 17th of June, at 11 minutes past 5 o'clock, to walk his first mile. Since then he has gallantly con- [continued] tinued [continued] to walk a mile at the commencement of every hour. His feet were very much blistered at the end of the week, but through the united and persevering exertions of Mr. W. H. Booth, surgeon, Mr. H. Ashforth, and Richard Conway, he was soon set all right again. At present he is rather stiff in his left leg, but still he goes gallantly along, walking some miles in 11, 12, 13, and 14 minutes. The excitement is so great that he has been visited by upwards of 90,000 spectators. Mr. Booth, surgeon, has attended Manks since the commencement of his great undertaking, and will continue to do so to the finish. Last night, at half-past twelve he had walked 775 field Times. NEw [New] EXPERIMENT IN AEROSTATION.-On [IRRITATION.-On] Monday even- [evening] ing the Vauxhall Gardens were densely crowded, in conse- [cone- consequence] uence [fence] of an announcement that Mr. Bell, a medical gen- [gentleman] tleman, [gentleman] would ascend from thence in a balloon of new construction, and carrying machinery capable of propelling it in any direction wished by the occupant of the car. At half-past seven o'clock the machine was liberated from its fastenings, and it rose slowly to the altitude of about 1,000 feet. The rapid motion of the fans could be ew. ceived, [received] and presented a very curious appearance. eir [er] effect on the balloon was evident, as the machine was re- [repeatedly] tedly [Teddy] turned, and slightly propelled in various directions. t did not appear, however, that they succeeded in moving it against the wind. The fineness of the evening was such that the balloon remained in sight for some time, apparently never ascending to any considerable altitude. ABOLITION OF FxEs.-There [Fees.-There] is a bill in the House of Commons for abolishin, [abolishing] the fees paid to county e mt of is to be fixed in committee. The bill states that it would be of public ad- vantage to discontinue the payment of fees to coroners. IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF LORDS. Friday, July 19. The Coal Mines Inspection Bill was read a third time and paseo [passes] ort [or] of the County Courts Extension Bill was brought up and received with amendments. FACTORIES BILL. On Earl GRANVILLE moving the third reading of this bill, the Duke of RICHMOND reiterated his objections to the bill, and moved that it be read a third time that day six months, After some observations from Lord Kinnairp [Kinnaird] the bill was read a third time. On the question being put that the bill should pass, Lord HARROWBY again moved the insertion of a clause limiting the duration of labour by children in factories, which was rejected on a division, in which the numbers were-for the clause, 14; against it, 30-majority, 16. The bill was then passed. Lord MONTEAGLE [EAGLETON] gave notice that on Thursday he would move an address to the Crown for a commission to inquire into the state of the law relative to landlord and tenant in Ireland. Some cther [other] bills were forwarded a stage, and their lord- [lordships] ships adjourned. COUNTY COURTS EXTENSION BILL. The above bill having been read a third time, . Lord BEAUMONT proposed a clause providing that nine of the existing clerks of county courts who had given up free- [freehold] hold offices to accept their present situations should not be removable. . This was opposed by Lord BRouGHAM, [Brougham] but carried on a division, in which the numbers were-contents, 19; non- [non contents] contents, 13; majority, 6. . Lord BROUGHAM proposed an amendment, the object of which was to give a concurrent jurisdiction to the superior courts in actions for sams [sam] above 20. Lord BEAUMONT objected to the amendment, which would neutralize one of the most important features of the measure. The Lord CHANCELLOR supported the amendment, and ecorded [recorded] it as his opinion that no attorney for the sake of increased costs would advise his client to resert [resort] to a superior court, as ke would rua [ra] the risk of losing his prac- [pray- practice] tice. [ice] The amendment was ultimately agreed to, and the bill assed, [passed] P Their lordships having disposed of some orders of the day, then adjourned. Monday, July 22. BREACH OF PRIVILEGE. The Earl of EcLINcTON [Clinton] moved that Joseph Byrne, Joseph Hinde, and Duncan M'Arthur be called to the bar to answer for an alleged fabrication of names appended as signatures to a certain petition. The three individuals in question were accordingly called to the bar, and having, as we understood, confessed that fictitious names had been attached to the petition, were ad- [adjudged] jedged [edged] to have been guilty ofa [of] breach of privilege, and committed to Newgate. PROVISION FOR THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE. The Marquis of LANSDOWNE communicated a message from her Majesty with reference to the proposed provision for the Duke of CAMBRIDGE, and gave notice that he would on Tuesday move an address to the House on the subject. Tuesday, July 23. An address in reply to her Majesty's message respecting the grant to the Duke of Cambridge was agreed to nem. [men] con. MILITIA SUSPENSION BILL. On Eaz [Ea Granville moving the third reading of the above bill, the Earl of ELLEXBOROUGH [MEXBOROUGH] thought the time had come for abolishing the militia altogether, and substituting amore [more] eificient [efficient] force in its place. If the policy of alienation pur- [our- pursued] sued during the last year or two were persisted in, it was absolutely necessary that we should be at all times prepared for war, more especially if it were intended that a British citizen should stalk over the continent like a superior being released from all obligation to obey the laws of the countries through which he might pass. Earl Grey denied that the country was in a defenceless state; on the contrary, he believed it had never been stronger or better prepared to resist a foreign foe. As for the new policy of which Lord Ellenborough [Marlborough] talked, he had never heard of it, believing as he did that the government were only adhering to a line of foreign policy which had be- [become] come traditional in Engiand. [England] The bill was then read a third time, and passed. The Marquis of LANSDOWNE informed Lord Stanley, in reply to a question put by that noble lord a few nights back, that it was not the intention of the government to re- [renew] new the Alien Act, as they considered the circumstances which had led to its enactment no longer existed. Their lordships then adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Friday, July 19. At the morning sitting, the house was in committee upon the Mercantile Marine Bill until three o'clock, when the house adjourned until five. PROVISION FOR THE FAMILY OF THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDCE, [CAMBRIDGE] At the evening sitting, Lord JoHN [John] RUSSELL explained to the committee, the provision which had been made for the late Duke of Cambridge, amounting latterly to 27,000 a- year; but he bestowed large sums in charity, and the that his Royal Highness had accumulated a large property, which would be inherited by hisson, [Hudson] was ground- [groundless] less. The property left by the late Duke was divided among his three children, and the present Duke's share was almost absorbed by the charges to which it was subjected. Besides his professional income, derived from the army, the present Duke had no other income than 1,200 a-year. In considering the amount of the provision he should pro- [propose] pose for the present Duke, he had looked to the precedent of the late Duke of Glocester, [Leicester] who enjoyed at his death an annuity of 14,000, and he had come to the conclusion that the proper sum for the house to vote as a provision for the Duke of Cambridge was 12,000 a-year. His lordship moved a resolution to this effect. Mr. HuME [Home] thought that, considering the urgent need cf economy, and the effect produced by the change in the currency, 8,000 a-ycar-the [a-year-the] annuity received by the late Duke of Glocester [Leicester] up to 1806-in [W-in] addition to his military income, was a sufficient provision for the Duke; and he moved to reduce the vote to that sum. Mr. DisRAELI [Disraeli] observed that there were two considera- [consider- considerations] tions [tins] for the house-namely, whether any provision should be made, and if so, what would be a competent. provision. Respecting the first, there could not be two opinions. The constitutional jealousy of that house precluded the sovereign from making provision for princes of the blood, who were, moreover, debarred from increasing their incomes by meats open to all other classes. With regard to the second pro- [proposition] pcsition, [position] he thought the precedent of the Duke of Gloces- [Gloves- Leicester] ter's [te's] annuity, reduced, as he assumed, in accordance with the changes of the times, was a fit one, and that, under all the circumstances, the proposition was a fair, and by no means an immoderate one. Mr. Bricut [Brit] regretted that the late duke, out of his very large income, should have made no provision for his son, but left him dependent upon a vote of that house. An al. lowance [Lance] of 12,000 a year to a first cousin of the Queen would be a most unfortunate precedent when the house came to consider the provision that would be required for the numerous family of her Majesty. He thought 5,000 an ample sum. The Marquis of Granby, Sir R. Inglis, Colonel Rawdon, and Colonel Chatterton spoke in support of the original motion, and against the amendment, which, upon a divi- [div- division] sion, was negatived by 206 to 53, Mr. HuME [Home] then moved that the sum be 10,000 a year, and aiter [after] a few remarks from Lord J. Russell, Mr. V. Smith, Mr. Heyworth, and Mr. Henry Drummond, the committee, upon a division, negatived this amendment by 177 to 55. The original motion, that 12,000 a year be voted as a suitable provision for his Royal Highness the Duke of Cam- [Cambridge] bridge, was then agreed to. A resolution granting an annuity of 3,000 a year to the Princess Mary of Cambridge was agreed to without oppo- [op- opposition] sition. [sit ion] The resolutions were then reported. The house then went into committee of supply, first upon the British Museum Estimates, and then upon the Civil Service Estimates, when the vote of 10,0U0 10,U] for the pur- [our- purchase] chase of the Danish forts on the Gold Coast of Africa, which was opposed by Mr. Cobden, gave rise to a long and interesting discussion, involving the suppression of the slave trade, the African squadron, the extension of our colonies, the diftusion [division] of Christianity and civilization in Africa, and other topics. Lord PALMERSTON, who observed that the discussion was very much disproportioned to the real extent of the ques- [question] tion, [ion] justified the acceptance of the two or three trading stations offered by the Danish government for the mere cost of the materials, which would fill up the gaps in our lines of communication, protect our trade against jealous and active rivals, and extend legitimate commerce. The amendment of Mr. Cobden to refuse the vote of 10,000 was negatived on a division by 188 to 42. Various unopposed votes were agreed to, and the chair- [chairman] man reported progress. . The house then, in committee, agreed to a resolution authorizing the treasury to redeem the annuity payable to the Equivalent Company, and afterwards went into com- [committee] mittee [matter] upon Excise sugar and licenses. Several bills were advanced their respective stages, and, the other business having been disposed of, the house ad- [adjourned] journed [joined] at half-past one, until Monday. Monday, July 22. At the morning sitting the committee got through the remaining clauses of the Mercantile Marine Bill, and on its re-assembling, Loid [Lord] J. RusseLi [Russell] announced the intention of the government not to procsed [proceed] further this session with the Oath of Abjuration (Jews) Bill, which would be re-in- [introduced] troduced [produced] at an early period of next session. DEMERARA. On the order for going into a committee of supply, Mr. HuME [Home] called the attention of the house to the petition from Demerara praying for British institutions, and expatiated upon the condition of British Guiana, complaining of the proceedings of Governor Barkly [Barely] and of the Colonial-office. He concluded by moving that copies of certain despatches from the colony be laid upon the table. Lord J. RussELL [Russell] shortly defended Governor Barkly [Barely] and the government, which had to contend in British Guiana, not with a reform party, but with an oligarchy. The despatches moved for had not been received. Mr. Hume wished to withdraw his motion, but Lord J. Russell objecting, it was negatived. PORTENDIC [portend] CLAIMS. Mr. Horr [Herr] then called the attention of the House tothe [tithe] tition [petition] cf Mr. G. C. Redman, with reference to his ortendic [attend] claims, and after pointing out the injury he had sustained, was about to conclude with a motion, from which, however, he was debarred by the rules of the house. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER, without en into the merits of the case, admitted that Mr. Redman suffered considerable loss, but he had no claims upon the Government. After some remarks from Mr. AGLIONBY, [AGONY] Mr. Newdegate, [Newgate] and Sir C. Burrell, the subject dropped, and the house went into committee of supply upon the Civil Service tes. [te] The votes for the colonies of New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Labuan [Laburnum] led to much miscellaneous discussion, and at last revived the subject of the controversy between Sir J. Brooke and Mr. Wise. The CHAIRMAN reported progress, and had leave to sit The report of the committee upon the Queen's message respecting a provision for the Duke of Cambridge and Princess Mary of Cambridge was brought up and agreed to. The report of the Committee of Supply was brought up and agreed to. ECCLESIASTICAL COMMISSION BILL. This bill was read a third time. A clause, moved by Lord JoHN [John] RUSSELL, requiring the Ecclesiastical Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners [sinners] to make an annual report of their proceedings to a Secretary of State, to be laid before parliament, was added to the bill. Mr. Woop [Wool] moved a clause authorizing the Commissioners to build a fit residence for the Dean of Hereford out of the mon fund. Tord Lord] J. RUSSELL objected to the clause, which, after some discussion, was negatived. Sir B. HALL moved a clause placing prebends [prevents] and canons on the same footing in respect to benetices [Notices] held by them as deans. This clause was opposed by Lord RUSSELL, and negatived. The bill then, with some verbal amendments, passed. The reports on the Equivalent Company and on Excise Suear [Sear] and Licenses were brought up and agreed to, and and bills were ordered to be brought in. The Militia Pay Bill and Court of Chancery (Lancaster) Bill were each read a third time and passed. . The Registrar of Judgments Oifice [Office] (Ireland) Bill was read a second time. . The Friendly Societies Bill was committed. On the Attorneys' Certificate Bill, Lord R. GRosvVENOR [Grosvenor] moved that it be read a third time on Thursday. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER moved, as an amendment, that it be deferred for three months. . Upon a division, the original motion was negatived by 112 to 88, and the amendment was carried by 113 to 84. The bill is therefore lost. The other business having been disposed of, the house adjourned at a quarter to three o'clock. Tuesday, July 23. At the morning sitting, the house was in committee on the medical Charities (Ireland) Bill. In the evening, Lord Arundel and Surrey withdrew the Marriages Act Amendment Bill for the present session. AMENDMENTS ON THE IRISH POOR-LAW. Colonel moved for leave to bring in a bill to amend the Irish Poor-Law. Disclaiming any intention to abolish that law, he stated the principal features of the measure he proposed to intreduce [reduced] for correcting those parts of it which pressed most heavily upon the country-namely, a modification of, or a substitute for, the system of out-door relief, the removal from the commissioners of the power of appointing paid guardians, and provisions against the ex- [extravagant] travagant [extravagant] expenditure under the existing poor-law. Other parts of the measure were matters of detail, intended to make the law so work that, while sustaining one class of the people, it should not ruin the other. He did not wish to press the bill this session. Aiter [After] a few words from Mr. P. Scrope [Scope] and Major Blackall [Black] against the bill, and from Mr. French in support of the motion, Sir G. Grey said, as Colone [Colne Dunne did not intend to press his bill this session, the government would not stand in the way of its introduction, it being clearly under- [understood] stood that they gave no sanction to the principles proposed to be embodied in the bill. The discussion was nevertheless prolonged by Mr. Staf- [Staff- Stafford] ford, Sir H. Barron, and Mr. 8. CRAWFORD, who, in sup- [supporting] porting the motion, touched upon some of the salient points of the poor-law question; Sir H. Barron, in addition, uttering an indignant denunciation of the policy pursued towards his unhappy country. Leave was given to bring in the bill. REMISSION OF INCOME-TAX IN THE CASE OF TENANT FARMERS. Colonel SIBTHORP [THORPE] subiniited [submitted] a motion for the remission of the income-tax levied on the tenant farmers. He con- [contended] tended that the avowed object of the alteration in the corn- [Cornwall] law was to give protection to domestic agriculture whereas, from 1842 the landed interest had been suffering constant 'depression, owing to foreign imports, which worked in various ways to the injury of the tenant farmers, who were thus disabled from employing labourers. Their distress being admitted, he appealed to the Chancellor of the Ex- [Exchequer] chequer to acquiesce in the object of the motion now, or in the next session. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER said, that to relieve one class from the operation of this tax would be unjust to other classes, and inconsistent with the principle of the tax. Next session would be the time for considering the general question. Mr. Buck urged the distress of the landed interest, and declared his determination to support any proposition for the relief of that interest. Mr, NEWDEGATE [NEWGATE] complained of the course pursued by the government towards the agricultural interest this session. Mr. WODEHOUSE wished to impress upon the government thai [that] the position of the English farmer was at this moment perfectly new and that there never was a time when the agriculture of this country was exposed to greater hazard. Mr. SPooNER [Sooner] urged that the tenants were assessed to the tax upon a false principle, and suggested that the com- [commissioners] missioners of the property tax should be authorised to hear appeals of tenants who, though charged upon profits, had been suffering loss. Mr. DisRaELI [Disraeli] considered that there would be no prac- [pray- practical] tical [critical] difficulty in relieving tenant farmers from this tax, and he supported the motion upon the ground that it was his duty to take every opportunity to obtain for the cultivator of the soil complete justice. Mr. Bricut [Brit] thought the proposition was the reverse of modest, and justified the income-iax [income-ia] only as an alternative for more obnoxious imposts. After a few words from the Marquis of GRANBY, the house divided, when thé [the] motion was negatived by fifty against thirty-two. Mr. WiLD [Wild] ottained [obtained] leave to bring in a bill to incorpo- [income- incorporate] rate the general practitioners of surgery, medicine, and midwifery. THE CEPHALONIAN [CIVILIAN] REVOLT. Mr. HuME [Home] then called the attention of the house to the riots and proclamation cf martial law in Cephalonia, [Ceylon] and to the grievances of the inhabitants of the Ionian Islands. He arraigned the conduct of the present Lord High Com- [Commissioner] missioner, and complained of the abolition of constitutional law in those islands, the unnecessary proclamation of mar- [martial] tial [trial] law, and general misrule. Siating [Sitting] the grounds upon which he impugned the proceedings of Sir H. Ward; he severely condeimned [condemned] the executions, floggings, and burn- [burnings] ings of houses in the island, as well as the supineness of the colonial office. What he wanted was an inquiry by a on the spot, and he moved an address to that effect. Lord NUGENT seconded the motion. He considered that the people of Cephalonia [Ceylon] had been misrepresented; that they had been treated unjustly, cruelly, and illezally; [illegal] and that there should be an inquiry in justice to the people, and even to Sir Henry Ward himself. Lord Nugent was proceeding, when the house, upon being counted, was found to consist of only thirty-eight members, and an adjournment took place at a quarter past nine o'clock. Wednesday, July 24. The Highway Rates Bill was read a third time and passed. POOR RELIEF (CITIES AND TOWNS) BILL. Mr. ApDair, [Apart] in moving the second reading of this bill, explained its object-namely, to obviate inequalities of rating in cities and towns, excluding acricultural [agricultural] districts. The motion was seconded by Mr. ELLIs. [Ellis] Mr. T. EGERTON recommended, on the ground of the lateness of the session, the withdrawal of the bill, which involved a principle that should not be discussed upon so narrow a basis. It opened the whole subject of union rating. Mr. BaINEs [Baines] likewise entreated Mr, Adair not further to press the subject, which was bound up with that of union ratins [rains] and the question of settlement. The enactments of the bill went beyond the preamble, and further than Mr. Adair himself seemed to be aware of. The whole subject was under consideration. After some remarks from Alderman Sidney, Mr. V. Smith, Sir G. Grey, and Mr. Buck, Mr. Adair consented to withdraw the bill. COMPOUND HOUSEHOLDERS BILL. Sir W. CLay [Clay] moved the second reading of this bill, and explained that it was intended to secure the elective fran- [ran- franchise] chise [chase] to persons, otherwise fulfilling the conditions of the Reform Act, who occupied houses the owners of which had compounded for the rates, many of whom were now virtually disfranchised. The bill merely dispensed with the necessity of renewing claims to be rated. Mr. NEWDEGATE [NEWGATE] opposed the bill, which had been unani- [unanimously] mously [Mosley] rejected last session, and pointed out the manner in which it would, in his opinion, open the door to enormous frauds. He moved to defer the second reading for three months. Sir G. Grey had no difficulty in voting for the second reading of this bill, which was not identical with that of last session. Its principle was not new it was within the spirit of the Reform Act, merely to prevent a perpetually recurring necessity for renewing claims-a proposition which was extremely reasonable. Sir E. Buxton supported the bill, without approving all its machinery. Mr. SPOONER insisted that the principle of the bill was hostile to that of the Reform Act that it would afford facilities for fraud, and that it was impossible at the end of the session to frame a bill that had the slightest chance of being carried. Mr. TRELAWNY [TYROLEAN] supported the bill, as it enlarged the constituency. tion [ion] a division the second reading was affirmed by 80 SUNDAY TRADING PREVENTION BILL. Mr. PEARSON moved the second reading of this bill-a measure founded upon a report of a committee of the other house, which had passed the bill. He supported it upon civil grounds, as a means of securing a day of rest to small tradespeople, who were prevented from adopting a volun- [voluntary- voluntary] tary [Tar] rule, and in order to rescue for the working classes the seventh day from that fierce competition to which those classes were exposed. This was the principle of the bill, all the details of which he did not defend. Mr. B. WaLL [All] moved to defer the second reading for three months. Colonel THOMPSON supported the bill, believing that it would really be a heayy [heavy] blow to the Sabbatarians. Mr. ALcock [O'clock] likewise supported the bill, but upon the ground that, mesons injury to ihe [the] working classes, it would put down Sunday markets, which were Sunday fai [fair] and afford a relief to tradesmen. y fairs, Mr. ANSTEY opposed the bill, which he con created an invidious distinction between rich and pone Lord D. Stuart, without adopting all the details of the bill, thought there were sufficient reasons why it should be read a second time. wee G. THOMPSON likewise supported the principle of the Mr. Hawes bore his testimony to the fact that a large proportion of the metropolitan parishes desired some rea- [tea- reasonable] sonable [reasonable] restraint upon Sunday trading. Mr. W. J. Fox acknowledged the blessing of Sunda [Sunday] ve pot oa be accomplished by a Lam beth eepers [keepers] rec' against oran [ran] and a which had no principle in it, religious or octal, Te part of a great movement avai [avail] opinions, and he had no for the tenderness of conscience which showed itself in imposing our own opinions upon our neighbours. The . horses removing hay which had prohibition of Sunday trading should not be governed by a principle hostile to the poor. Sir J. GRAHAM considered that a decent observance of the Christian Sabbath was not, as Mr. Fox had charac- [character- characterised] terised [tried] it, petty or unworthy, though he agreed with him that it was not desirable to enforce a gloomy, ascetic obser- [observe- observance] vance of it, and that all rational amusements of the people ought to be tolerated. The difficulty of the subject was, however, great, and though, when he had been Secretary of State, representations were made to him of the evils and abuses of Sunday trading, he found the subject so difficult that he had refrained from introducing any measure upon it. But the question was, whether he should reject a measure passed by the Lords. He thought, on the whole, that it was the nearest approximation to a reasonable meastre, [measure] and he should go into committee upon the bill with the purpose of endeavouring to amend its defects and supply its deficiencies. . Don a division the second reading was carried by 101 against 22. ; The house then went into committee upon the Copy holds Enfranchisement Bill, where it was lost by a division of 61 to 36. ; The Debtors and Creditors (Ireland) Bill was read a second time. . The Borough Gaols Bill was read a third time and assed. [passed] ; P The Coroners' Fees Abolition Bill and the Navy Pay Bill were each read a second time, the former with an intima- [India- intimation] tion [ion] that it would not be proceeded with this session. The Cruelty to Animals (Scotland) Bill went through committee. ; The dropped orders of Tuesday were disposed of, and the house adjourned at 6 o'clock. i BeeErR-DRINKING [Beer-DRINKING] Cows.-On Saturday evening, two cows belonging to Mr. Arnold, of the Ferry Hotcl, [Hotel] got to the brewery utensils, and swilled off about cight [eight] gallons of very strong wort. Nothing extraordinary was observed in the demeanour of the milky mothers that night, but the next morning they were illand [island] gave no milk; and from that time, for three days and nights, the poor creatures lay dead drunk, under the care of Mr. Robinson, veterinary surgeon, and several local cow doctors in regular attend- [attendance] ance, [once] pouring in medicine, but without efect. [effect] On Thurs- [Thursday] day morning they were a little better, but in a very weak state, and far from being out of danger.- [danger] Westaorelaid [Westmoreland] Gazelte. [Gazette] THE DUKEDOM OF DEVONSRIRE. [DEVONSHIRE] There is a new claimant to the duxedom [dukedom] of Devonshire, in the person of a Mr. Sonter, [Sorter] who rests his claim on his descent from a Lady Mary Cavendish, who married in 1744, James Scuter, [Cuter] of Whitehaven. The claimant maintains that the present duke and his cousin and heir presumptive, the Earl of Burlington, have no claim whatever to their present posi- [post- position] tion. [ion] This is the second action which has been brought by distant branches of the Cavendish family, the first hav- [have- having] ing been commenced in 1848, by Mr. Hudson, of Liverpool, who has, since the appearance of the claimant before alluded to, withdrawn from the contest. OPENING OF THE GREAT NORTHERN RaiLway. [Railway] The important portion of the Great Northern system of railway communication, extending over seventy-six miles between London and Peterborough, is now completed and ready for opening to the public by the 7th of next month. The government officer is to go over it in a few days, and repot [report] to the railway commissioners as to its fitness for traffic. The total area of rail that will be connectedly thrown open on the occasion will be 220 miles, with termini at Peterbo- [Peter- Peterborough] rough, Boston, Lincoln, Hull, Gainsborough, Great Grimsby, and York. Of this mileage 76 miles consist of the trunk between London and Peterborough, and 144 miles known as the Lincolnshire leop, [leo] with various links and branches. When what is called the Town's-line between Peterborough and East Retford, and other branches, are compicted, [complicated] the Great Northern will represent a network of railway, north and south, little short of 300 miles, constructed at a cost of between 7,000,000 and 8,000,000, and so far on a much less costly scale than any other railway in the kingdom. Arrangements on an extensive scale have been made at the King's Cross station, and the various statiuns [stations] on the line for a large coal traffic, at reduced prices, to be brought from the South Yorkshire coal fields, the trucks containing the coai [coal] from which will unload at the edge of the Regent's Canal for the supply of the London market. A CLEVER SWINDLER.- [SWINDLER] A gentleman named Gunter, living at Brompton, an acquaintance of a gentleman ramed [named] Tew, in Wakefield, in Yorkshire, received a short time since a Ictter [Cutter] from Eastbourne, in Sussex, assuming ac- [acquaintanceship] quaintanceship, [acquaintance] and, after gossipping [gossiping] about domestic affairs, the writer stated that he had lost his purse, and asked foraloan. [fora loan] The letter was signed George Tew, and Mr. Gunter, not doubting but what it was sent by his Yorkshire acquaintance, immediately forwarded 15. He, however, soon suspected that all was not right, and that the Christian name was not correct, and accordingly he wrote off to his Wakefield friend. That gentleman im- [in- immediately] mediately stated that he had not been in Sussex, and that moreover his banker had received a letter a short time since from a person, who signed it Charles Tew, and who stated that he had just arrived at Southampton from Malta, and requested a remittance. The banker very shrewdly sent the letter to the real Mr. Tew before he remitted, who, of course, repudiated the authorship of it. But to return to Mr. George Tew, Mr. Gunter recaived [received] another letter from that gentleman, gossipping [gossiping] again about family matters of the Tews [Tees] and Gunters, and stating that he was at Southampton expecting a ccuple [couple] of Alderney cows, one.of which was intended as a present for Mr. G., and that he was still rather short of cash. Mr. Gunter registered a five-pound note, and sent his son to South- [Southampton] ampton. [Hampton] The latter and a policeman were concealed in the pvest-ofiice [pest-office] in that town last Wednesday, and the in- [instant] stant [stand] Mr. George Tew received the letter the policeman tapped him on the shoulder. He was a man nearly sixty years of age, respectably dressed, and appeared a mixture of the sporting man and gentleman farmer. Before the magistrates he gave his name George Richard Tew, said that he belonged to Doncaster, and was living on his pro- [property] perty. [petty] It appears he had been in Southampton about a fortnight, went by the name of George Richards while there, and that he is a well known betting man on the He was remanded to Hammersmith by the magis- [magic- magistrates] trates.-Daily [rates.-Daily .-Daily] News. Tur Cost OF THE FRENCH ASSEMBLY.-The report of M. Etienne [Eton] on the special budget of the Assembly for 1851 has been distributed. The following are the items of the budget - Francs. Indemnity of representatives 6,650, 000 Supplementary indemnity of the President ..... 48,000 Ditto of the questors [guests] 18,000 Salary of ordinary employés........ [employers] 311,120 Ditto of short-hand writers ........ 99,300 Ditto of extra ee 45,3800 Annual assistance to dismissed employés [employers] ....... 3,000 Matériel [Material] and different expenses eee [see] 236,500 Printing and the Moniteur [Monitor] 300, 000 LIDrary [Library] 2. 15,600 Arrears of past estimates 10,000 Extraordinary expenses of buildings............... 4,800 Additional furniture of the President's hotel ... 2,600 7, T44, [T] O20E. [OE] IMPROVEMENT IN STEAM ENGINES.-A trial has just been made at Charleroi [Charles] of a newly-invented engine, the motive power of which operates in a completely ditierent [different] manner from that now in use. The inventor, M Hector de Callias, [Callis] a Sardinian engineer, proposes by his plan to increase the speed of locomotives, to give them an adherence four times greater than they now have, and to decrease the expense of fuel. This new machine, which is called after King Charles Albert, promises to realize all the calculations of the inventor. By the pressure of only one atmosphere the wheels made 300 revolutions a minute, which would give a speed of 24 leagues an hour. The Belgian Minister of Public orks [Oaks] has appointed a committee of engineers to report to him on the experiments which are to take place on the government lines, and has ordered every assistance to be given to the inventor to facilitate his object.-Galignani. [object.-Malignant] MENTAL DELUSION.--On Tuesday, the 9th inst., a com- [commission] mission de luxatico [laxative] txquirendo, [luxuriant] was held at the Three Horse Shoes, Batcombe, Dorset, before Mr. Commissioner Barlow, to inquire into the state of mind of Edward Slade Rabbitts, [Rabbits] Esq., residing at this village. The unfortunate gentleman, during the course of his examination, referring to the death of Sir Robert Peel, stated he had been to London to bury him, and betrayed other unmistakeable symptoms of lunacy. The jury, after the examination of various witnesses, returned their verdict that he was of un- [unsound] sound mind, and that he had been so since the 11th of June. ConsuMrTicN [Consumption] oF TEa.-On [Tea.-On] Monday a parliamentary return was printed, by which it appears that there has been an increase for the last three years in the consumption of tea. In 1847 the quantities retained for home consump- [consumption- consumption] tion [ion] were 46,314,82libs., which the duty, at 2s. 24d. per pound, was 5,066,494. In 1848 the quantity retained for home consumption was 48,374,789Ibs., [48,374,789lbs] on which the duty was 5,329,992, being an increase of 2,419,968ths. on the preceding year, whilst in 1849, the year ending the 5th anuary [January] 'fast, the quantity retained was 50,021,579tbs., and the duty paid A Cabinet Council was held on Monday afternoon, at the Foreign-office. The ministers present were Lord John Bus- [Russell] sell, the Lord Chancellor, the Marquis of Lansdowne, the Earl of Minto, Sir George Grey, Viscount Palmerston, Earl Grey, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Francis Baring, Sir John Hobhouse, the Earl of Carlisle, the Right Hon. Henry Labouchere, [Labourer] the Marquis of Clanricarde, and the Right Hon. Fox Maule. The Council sat one hour and a half. DIscovERY [Discovery] OF a SILVER Mine.-A silver mine has re- [recently] cently [cent] been discovered at Tytherington, near Thornbury, Gloucestershire. Scientific gentlemen and others have come down from London for the purpose of inspecting it, and it is stated that they have most encouraging prospects before em. DISTRESSING ACCIDENT.- [ACCIDENT] On Monday last two young ladies, daughters of Mrs. Stonor, of Ringrone-house, [Ringing-house] and nieces of Lord Camoys, [Cams] whilst walking among the rocks of the seashore at Salcombe, were overtaken by the flowin [following] tide, when one of them was unfortunately drowned. Her siete [site] held on by the rocks and was saved by the coast guard. TURNPIKE ROADS.-The amount of aid, as a pears from a parliamentary document printed on Saturday, contributed by parishes to turnpike trusts in England and Wales, in the year ending Ist [Its] January, 1848, was 36,946 4s. ld., of which 30,241 16s, 6d. was contributed by England, and 6,704 7s. 7d. by Wales. REPRESENTATION OF CHESTER.-The vacancy caused in the re ntation [station] of this borough, by the elevation of Sir John Jervis to the bench, has caused immense excitement among the electors. The candidates ultimately in the field were Mr. Egerton (protectionist), and Mr. Stanley (free-trader). The nomination took place on Saturday, and the election on Monday. Mr. Stanley was returned by a majority of 341 according to his own committee's return, but by 196 on the return made by the opposite party iat [at] oe on election a Chester, Mr. yder, [dyer] the tory, [tor] po vor [or] to lied b; whig candidate. y the ' StNauLaR [Stanley] RaILway [Railway] AccmENT.-On [Account.-On] Friday, the 12th S man named Williams, in the of Mr. David Blight, of Totnes, was with a cart and two cut by the side of the railway. As laden with the hay, by the line, the fore hone turned its and oases 7 and a passing train severed it from the body, The i and injured him considerably, lh on the driver REFORM CLUB BAN PALMERSTON, On Saturday evening, the dinner given merston [Merton] by the members of the Reform and was a very brilliant scene, the ban, corations [Corporation] of the hall, being sumptuous anq [an] Bernal Osborne, M.P., presided. hundred gentlemen present, includine [including] Admiral Sir Charles to the toast of the Army and Navy. latter, and General Sir De Lacey Ey of parliament. The Chairman then proposed th Palmerston, to whom, after lauding applied the following verses iof [of] B King Arthur, we believe) -It h; chairman) reserved for one of the creas, [crease] favoured of modern writers to deseribe [describe] 2h... most accomplished of modern statesmen- Warmed by the instincts of a kn. That roused at once if insult tore He spurned each state-craft, each doceivi,,, [deceive] And met his foes, no visur [vise] to his helm This proved his worth hereafter be une [one] b,...- Who hated Britons hated hin [in] the mos Lord PALMERSTON was received wit tion [ion] of enthusiasm, and spoke as follus. [follows] deed, that out of the fulness [Furness] of the hea [he] speaketh [speaker] but, my lords and gentlemen. be too full to allow the toucue [touched] (The noble lord was here meh you have met here to day not only friendly feclings [feelings] to one individual, also, I apprehend, te record by a pu your opinion as to great and loadin [leading] T am entitled ciples [piles] of poliey [policy] which have cu which I have the honour to be a mem) [men] er 'net nistration [registration] of the forviyn [foreign] relations of this ... been such generally, speeking [seeking] have thought deserving of your annrohy- [anarchy- annrohyprinciples] principles of policy may be described jy 9 uiding [Riding] objects of the jis [his] with regard to our foreign relations hare i, ests [sets] of England-iloud [England-loud] their beginning in the well-beiny [well-being] of 2) which in their progress compreiiend [comprised] the every other country. needless for me to say that it oushe [house] x, object of those who have the char se of hor [or] tions [tins] to maiutiin [Martin] wninpaired [impaired] its It is also their ducy [duty] ; fellow-subjects in whatever forelon [forenoon] We are emincnily [eminently] a travelling, a There is no part of ar occupies so vast a portion of the our ships and our are py There is no land-however distant. however civilized, Tn regard to this cays. and its rights. or however Englishmen are not found, for the pure tion [ion] or of health, in the pursuit of sci merce, [mere] or in the higher and nobler throuzh [through] the regions of the Christian faith. hte [the] fellow-subjects of ours are entitle. where. - be, to think that they are under the mms [ms] liu. [li] watchful eye of this - that England will either protect them teay [tea] if wrong is done, that her power will England is not only that we shoul [should ous. [us] pate in these objects, but also thar [that] we well-being of all othe [the nations. at least in this country, when wen th nations imagined, that their own prosperic [prosperity] promoted by the adversity of their We glory in our own wealth, in ony [on] ows [ow] has, our own liberty, but we du not dezive [derive] 9 those blessings; and so far as ony [on] effor [offer] exercised, I think it is the dury [dry] of this country to assist other nations in 1, ample; those who are endeavoarin [endeavour] at loss, - the position which we occupy. (( mean to say, as those who have ende [end] our policy unfoundedly [unfounded] assert we say We go like knights-errant of civilisation to fore tions [tins] upon other countries, to excite discuns [discuss] courage disturbances. the sin the government of England but when we sce [se] uc endeavouring, in conjunction with their menis, [mines] to improve their constitutions whou [who] nations sensible of the evils under which they 4 deavouring, [endeavouring] rationally, temperately, and prove their condition, they deserve at leu [le] And if other powers. wit impressions and views, should endeavour tu prevent the development of liberty, that the government of England will alwi-, [always] ported and backed by the people of Enzliud [Enlist] ing their weight imto [into] the scale. aul [al] ew thus to redress the gentlemen, that this may cfion [fiction] be endangering the of peace. iT tun that we are less sensible than any other country of the value and importance of pee. imagine that we think lightly of the of the interruptions which war o ments, [rents] social, political, and commercial. cu that we are insensible to those great ought to deter the government of tis [is] [C] involving, without absolite [absolute] necessity, whose destinies they are charye [charge] i and calamities of warfare. (Cheers). people of this country imayine [imagine] that ever which may fall from another government is to be followed by a blow. (Loud cheers an. Do not let the people of this country imayine [imagine] angry demonstration of dissatisfaction. wie [we] matic [magic] or otherwise-(lauzhter [otherwise-(laughter] and cheer us come from a genileman [gentleman] whose policy an been thwarted by the views and poliey [policy] of E inevitably lead to hostilities with this raziun. [racing] as the people of this country are-anil [are-ail] to thes [the] be it spoken, that I believe no people in t-- more anxious than they are to preserve peace war with any country whatsoever-vyet [whatsoever-yet] be is no other country which is not as disinc [distinct uth [th] for the best of all reasons, to go to war with England can be to go to war with them. Cheer. consciousness of strength, this feeling of the power, ought never to tempt the government people of England to commit anything wrong, but it ought at least to bear us the cause of justice and honour, and lightly to give way to apprehensions founde [found] ground. (Loud cheers.) and reasonably proud, of the country in which the good fortune to be born. (UCheers.) [Cheers] that this British nation is destined, under bear an honourable part in promoting and wiv [iv] the civilisation of mankind. this hive that the swarm has proceeded, that active swarm which has covered with the wors [works] constructive industry the wilds or primeval North America there is no land, however which Englishmen have not introduced the ars [as] lisation [Liston] and the blessings of Christianity. a this land, where we are at home, we feel prow ' that we hold out to the civilised nations of an example of internal ox progressive improvement, a practical prouf [prof] ac . tion [ion] that in the improvement and reform of eur 2s institutions you give them strength, and de throw or destroy them. Nay, that this country out to the civilised nations of the worlia [world] [C] worthy of the imitation of every statesman. thy also of the admiration of the wisest ph (Cheers.) Gentlemen, I again thank you. a quately [quarterly] thank you, for the great and honour which you have conferred upon we - to assure you, though my words full far short feelings, and infinitely below the very dun kindness I have received at your hands, thas [has] lection [election] of this day will be impressed on my weet [West] the latest hour of my existence, and that, if my public life I shall feel hesitation or doubr. [doubt] the Such is no part I feel that we may be ew ori [or] lection, [election] not only of the kindness which you have [C] bited [bites] to me this day, but of the handsome and yes support which I have received-(loud lection, [election] I say, of the handsome and generous 2 which I have received from your hands im [in] won 5 great personal and official difficulty- [difficulty loud] (loud chee [cheer] encourage me and support me in the discharge duty; and this you may depend on, that so le country has the good fortune to be men as I see around me, and as long as the pe' this country are animated by the generous al) feelings which have led you here to-day. danger that any government of England wi from the performance of their duty, ani [an] the ) can be fear for the fortunes of our country. Silastic [Elastic] cheering. st 3 The toast of Lord John Russell and ber [be] war ak who SUE cL Ministers, was responded to by the Attoruey [Attorney] -Sir G. Strickland proposed, The pee ported the foreign policy of government 2 of Lords; to this Lord Camoys [Cams] responde [responded] gave the health of The Members of Commons who supported Mr. Roebuck' was replied to by the Solicitor-General. Religious Liberty, was proposed by Mr. Maur nell, [Bell] and acknowledged by Baron Rothschild. i THE New Hovse [House] or Commons.-It h by the committee to try the effect of lowering new House of Commons. have a temporary inner roof of light oat of yuh [you] will not exceed 100; W] and n shall mnade [made] it is proposed perties [parties] of the chamber in another sitting before the Hou [Hour] has beet ive [vie] the reel sikh [sick] Mr. Barry to test the dul [Du] Hottoway's [Holloway's] OrNTMENT [Ointment] AND PILLS THE FINEST [C] IN THE WORLD FOR THE CUBE OF SCBO [SCAB] Davies, a miner, living at with sero [sore] aggravated by the nature 0 doctors that he applied to were ment [men] of hig [hi] case, even those at whither he had gone in the this condition he commenced medic in tairaculous. [miraculous] pus 5 j ze is rele [rule] oe obtaining of by ae or king's evil, Loep [Loe] [C] Lorg [Lord] Ub ug ' tc by wile Lie chu [cu] i ft ae vu YL th 3 2 eek, - nis [is] ler [Lee] peut [put] ef