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eave RAIS [RAISE] vie - - THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1856. 3 pen LASS THE MOTHER'S LAST SONG. BY BARRY CORNWALL. gueer [queer] -The ghostly winds are blowing No moon's abroad; no star is glowing The river is deep, and the tide is flowing To the land where you and I are going We are going afar, Beyond moon or star, To the land where the sinless angels are j lost my heart to your heartless sire ; was melted away by his looks of fire ;) Forgot my God, and my father's ire, All for the sake of a man's desire - But now we'll go Where the waters flow, And make us a bed where none shall know. The world is cruel; the world 's untrue Our foes are many; our friends are few No work, no bread, however we sue What is their left for us to do- [doubt] But fly-fiy. [fly-fit] From the cruel sky, And hide in the deepest deeps-and die STANZAS. BY ALFRED TENNYSON. Cose [Close] not, when I am dead, Tu drop thy foolish tears upon my grave, To trample round my fallen head, And vex the unhappy dust thou wouldst not save. There let the wind sweep, and the plover cry; But go thou by. Child, if it were thine error or thy crime 1 care no longer, being all unblest; Wed whom thou wilt; but I am sick of time, Aud [And] I desire to rest. Pass on, weak heart, and leave me where I lie, Go by-#0 [by] by -Kespsole [Capsule] for 1851. ee ee 2 Fireside Meavdings. [Meetings] awn Biowinc [Bowing] Hort [Short] anD [and] CoLD.-A [Cold.-A] traveller went into an inn after a shower, and asked the landlord to show him to a good fire- For, said he, Tm very wet; and then turnin [turning] to the waiter, he said, Bring me a tankard of ale immediately, for I'm plaguy [plague] dry. The following 'telegraphic dispatch,' which we take from the New York Tribune, would electrify the readers of the Times -- There was a fight, about nine o'clock, in the ante-chamber, between Foote and Fremont. Pro- [Probably] bably [ably] there will be a duel. It was caused by an attack on one of Fremont's bills. The bill passed to relieve Ritchie was knocked into pie. Adjourned after mid- [midnight] night. High time. Many drunk. [drunk] Weekly Times. NEVER DID CARDINAL BRING GOOD TO ENGLAND. --We read in Dr. Lingard's History (vol. iv., p. 527), [W] on the authority of Cavendish, that when the Cardinals Campeggio [Campaign] and Wolsey adjourned the inquiry into the legality of Henry VIII.'s marriage with Catherine of Aragon, the Duke of Suffolk, striking the table, exclaimed with vehemence, that the 'old saw' was now verified-'Never did Cardinal bring good to England. -Notes and Queries. EpucatTionaL [Educational] leave children untaught hile [hole] we are discussing what creed is to be put into their mouths, as we might leave children unfed while we are discussing whether they shall eat their beef with mustard and have pepper put upon their cabbage. Children certainly can dispense very well, until their stomachs are mature, with the hot peppers of theology ; but we are not sure whether there are not some among our bigots who would prefer to have them dieted exclu- [exclude- exclusively] sively [lively] upon such condiment, and pour out vinegar for their sole drink, if they could agree upon the pattern of the cruet.- zaminer. [cruet.- examiner] CIRCUMSTANCE OF BIRTH, AND ITs [It] INFLUENCE.-Per- [Perhaps] haps this cireumstance [circumstance] of birth has more influence over character than many matter-of-fact people would ima- [ma- imagine] gine. [fine] It is pleasant, in after life, to think that we first opened our eyes in a spot famous in the world's story, or remarkable for natural beauty. It is sweet to say, Those are my mountains, or This is my fair valley and there is a delight almost like that of a child who glories in his noble or beautiful parents, in the grand historical pride which links us to the place where we were born. So this little morsel of humanity, yet un- [unnamed] named, whom by an allowable prescience we have called Olive, may perhaps be somewhat influenced in her nature by the fact that her cradle was rocked under the shadow of the hill of Stirling, and that the first breezes which fanned her baby brow came from the Highland mountains. But the excellent presiding genius at this interesting advent cared for none of these things. Dr. Jacob Johnson stood at the window with his hands in his pockets-to him the wide beautiful world was mercly [merely] a field for the exercise of the medical profession -a place where old women died, and children were born. He watched the shadows darkening over Ben Ledi-calculating [LED-calculating] how much longer he ought in pro- [proprietor] pricty [parity] to stay with his present patient, and whether he should have time to run home and take a cosy dinner anda [and] bottle of port before he was again required.- [required] Olive, by the author of The Ogilvies. [Gloves] Don' LET THE BULL SEE ScarRLet -The [Scarlet -The] Bull is a noble animal; broad, powerful, substantial, not very sagacious, not very vivacious, not very excitable. He has many solid virtues, and is perfectly respectable ; but his intense hatred of scarlet often deprives him of all reasoning power, rousing him to paroxysms of uncon- [union- uncontrollable] trollable [troll able] fury which astonish beholders. Observe the Bull in a pasture land, surrounded by obedient cows, some recumbent in their indolent repose, others knee deep in a pond under the branching shadow of a clump of trees. Hestands [He stands] there whisking away obtrusive flies with his restless tail, turning a calm eye-without any Speculation in it-upon the universe at large, and quietly chewing the cud with a sublime indifference to the rest of creation, so that his personal comfort be secured. He suffers strangers to enter the field. He resents no intrusion from insidious M'Crowdys [M'Crowd] calcu- [calico- calculating] lating [laying] how his food may be reduced with profit to the landlord, He allows the butcher to examine and pur- [our- purchase] chase his eldest born or his youngest born for the mar- [market] ket. [let] He allows tramps to cross the field unmolested. He allows his drover to treat him with merciless des- [despotism] Potism, [Pot ism] He permits-with occasional outbreaks-all kinds of machinations against his liberty, peace of mind, and ample nutriment ;-but there is one thing he will not permit-and that is, the passage through his field of au old woman in a red cloak. Let that misguided female make her appearance, and although her inten- [intend- intentions] tions [tins] may be strictly honourable, though her thoughts may wander far away from the Bull, though she be tvothless, [worthless] antiquated, hobbling, foolish, disrespectable, [dis respectable] and disrespected, no sooner does her red cloak flash upon his sight than with impetuous bellowing he closes Is eyes, lowers his head, and thunders in her rear.- [rear] PLE [LE] Womes Women] x Arriiction.-I [Erection.-I] had very often had occa- [occur- occasion] ion to remark the fortitude with which women sustain the most overwhelming reverses of fortune. Those 'asters which break down the spirit of man and pros- [prostate] tate him in the dust, seem to call forth all the energies of the softer sex, and give such intrepidity and elevation to their character, that at times it approaches to sub- [sublimity] linity, [lint] Nothing can be more touching than to behold 4 soft and tender female, who had been all weakness aud [and] dependence, and alive tv every trivial roughness, While treading the prosperous paths of life, suddenly Nsing [Sing] in mental force to be the comforter and support of her husband under misfortune, and abiding with unshrinking firmness the bitterest blasts of adversity. As the vine, which has long twined its graceful foliage about the oak, and has been lifted by it in the sunshine, Will, when the hardy plant is rifted by the thunder- [thunderbolt] bolt, cling round it with its caressing tendrils, and bind Up the shattered boughs; so it is beautifully ordered by that woman, who is the mere dependent and ornament of man in his happier hours, should be is stay and solace when smitten with sudden calamity -Winding herself into the rugged recesses of his nature, tenderly supporting the drooping head and binding up tue broken heart. I have observed that a married man lling [ling] into misfortune is more apt to retrieve his situa- [sta- situation] ton in the world than a single one; partly because he 's more stimulated to exertion by the necessities of the elpless [helpless] and beloved beings who depend upon him for Subsistence, but chiefly because his spirits are soothed aud [and] relieved by domestic endearments, and his sclf- [self- sclfTespect] Tespect [Respect] kept alive by finding that, though all abroad 's darkness and humiliation, yet there is still a little World of love at home, of which he is the monarch ; Whereas, a single man is apt to run to waste and 'if-neglect -to fancy himself alone and abandoned, aud [and] his heart to fall to ruin, like some deserted man- [many] ou, for the want of an inhabitant.- [inhabitant] Washingtou [Washington] Irving. ae Mr. Inwin's [Win's] raceshorse, [racecourse] Ballinafad, [Blind] by Harkaway, was killed a few days ae on the Queen ola steamer, while ex route from Liverpool to Dublin. Cu, 7 cident cent] was the result of a violent gale of wind. Gf utah, [ut] the property of the Earl of Zetland, died last week 'luflamination, [inflammation] he yeigeent [Regent] advices [advice] from the United States inform us at New Jenny Lind had given her twenty-sixth concert with on success. Rumours were current that she was Califomie [California] ve of leaving for the west, and ultimately for ae of RaUps [Raps] IN CuErses.-About [Courses.-About] three weeks ago several a from Yorkshire visited Dundee, offering for sale of cheese, which they averred was double of thar [that The article was done up on the outside as cheese and ort [or] Usually is. It was offered at a very low figure ; i race to show that it was genuine, the vendors Chinen, [Chine] the cheese in several places and brought out breton [brethren] which seemed to be the real article which the sellers wi nded [ned] it was. They succeeded in [] sales here Durch, [Church] wount [count] of about 40, when they decamped. The oa TS on cutting up a portion of the cheap cheese Was that what they had purchased for double Glo'ster [Go'ste] ton better than veritable Gouda, with the excep- [except- exception] These the Places into which the peeler had been inserted. their rs have succeeded in putting off quanties [quantities] of in Ear article on a number of provision dealers here, Places burgh, Burntisland, Montrose, Arbroath, and other on Pri, [Pro] Their career, however, was stopped at Arbroath it gaol last, where they were apprehended and lodged THE CONFIRMED VALETUDINARIAN, Cortes EY SiR [Sir] E. BULWER [BULLER] LYTTON, [LETTING] y there is truth in i tere [tree] nl without someting [meeting] of foo cs more pitiable to the eye of a man of robust health than that of the Confirmed Valetudinarian Indeed, there 18 nO one who has a more profound pity for himself than your Valetudinarian and yet he enjoys two of the with for a happy life; he is never an object of interest, an i i it of hope. and he is perpetually in Our friend Sir George Malsain [Mason] is a notable case in point young, well-born, rich, not ill educated, and with some abili [able] 5 they who knew him formerly, in what were called his gay days, were accustomed to call him lucky dog, and enviable fellow. How shallow is the Judgment of mortals Never was a poor man so bored-nothing interested him. His constitution seemed so formed for longevity, and his condition so free from care that he was likely to have a long time before him it is impossible to say how long that time seemed to him. Fortunately, from some accidental cause or other, he woke one morning, and found himself ill; and, whether it nee the fault of the doctor or himself I cannot pretend to say, but he never got well again. His ailments became chronic; he fell into a poor way. From that time life has assumed to him a new aspect. Always occupied with himself, he is never bored. He may be sick, sad, suffering, but he has found his object in ex- [existence] istence-he [instance-he -he] lives to be cured. His mind is fully occu- [occur- occupied] pied his fancy eternally on the wing. Formerly he had travelled much, but without any pleasure in move- [movement] ment; [men] he might as well have stayed at home. Now, when he travels, it is for an end 3 It is delightful to wit- [witness] ness the cheerful alertness with which he sets about it. He is going down the Rhine ;-for its scenery Pshaw he never cared a button about scenery; but he has great hopes of the waters at Kreuznach. [Greenish] He is going into Egypt;-to see the Pyramids Stuff the climate on the Nile is so good for the mucous membrane Set him down at the dullest of dull places, and he himself is never dull. The duller the place the better; his physician has the more time to attend to him. When you meet him, he smiles on you, and says, poor fellow, The doctor assures me that in two years I shall be quite set up. He has said the same thing the last twenty years, and he will say it the day before his death What a variety of resources opens on the man in search of his cure Modern science is so alluring to the invalid My old schoolfellow, Dick Dundrill, [Dun drill] was the most ignorant of young men when he entered the world. Except the 'Cxsar' [Cesar] and 'Eutropius' [Atropos] that he dogs'-eared at school, it is questionable if he had ever opened a book. But what talents lay dormant in that uncomprehended [comprehended] mind what power of industry what acumen in research what quickness in combination what energy in the pursuit of truth All, I say, lay dormant, until he was seized with a mysterious affec- [affect- affection] tion [ion] of the liver. The ordinary course of medicine did him no good; nay, all the doctors differed as to the cause and nature of the complaint. Dick Dundrill [Dun drill] resolved to take his own case in hand. He read for it -he studied for it he visited the remote ends of the civilised world, for the sake of that afflicted liver. He has learned by heart all that has ever been written upon the human liver. He has consulted, argued with, puzzled and triumphed over, the first medical autho- [author- authorities] rities [cities] of Europe. He has walked the hospitals, and made himself a profound anatomist. He has toiled in laboratories, and mastered the secrets of chemistry. He has conferred with the disciples of Hahnemann, [Hangman] from the Kremlin to the Regent's-park and knows all the pros and cons of homeopathy. He has spent a year at Graefenberg [Gutenberg] with Priesnitz; [Present] and no man will give you so sound an advice upon the properties of the water-cure. All the mineral baths that exist are fami- [farm- familiar] liar to him; so are all climates from Norway to Madeira. A better informed, a more accomplished intellect you will rarely meet with. True, he has done no good to the liver,-but what good the liver has done to him He who has robust health cannot be said to enjoy his personal liberty. Your healthy man has so many claims upon his time and attention-a profession to follow up-or his estates to manage-or his household to regulate-or, at the best, a round of visits or engage- [engagements] ments [rents] which do not permit him a day to himself. But once enter into confirmed ill health, and you are eman- [man- emancipated] cipated [anticipated] from the tiresome obligations of existence; you become a separate entity, an independent monad no longer conglomerated with the other atoms of the world, What a busy, anxious, fidgetty [forget] creature Ned Worrell was That iron frame supported all the business of all society Every man who wanted anything done, asked Ned Worrell to do it. it Ned Worrell did You remember how feelingly he was wont to sigh- Upon my life, I'm a perfect slave. But now Ned Worrell has snapped his chain obstinate dyspep- [dyspepsia- dyspepsia] sia, [si] and a prolonged nervous debility, have delivered him from the carks [cars] and cares of less privileged mortals. Not Ariel under the bough is more exempt from hu- [humanity] manity [humanity] than Edward Worrell. He is enjoined to be kept in a state of perfect repose, free from agitation, and hermetically shut out from grief. His wife pays his bills, and he is only permitted to see his banker's accounts when the balance in his favour is more than usually cheerful. His eldest daughter, an intelligent young lady, reads his letters, and only presents to him those which are calculated to make a pleasing impres- [impress- impression] sion. Call now on your old friend, on a question of life and death, to ask his advice, or request his inter- [interference] ference-you [France-you -you] may as well call on King Cheops under the Great Pyramid, The whole house-guard of tender females block the way. Mr. Worrell is not to be disturbed on any matter of business whatever. . But, my dear ma'am, he is trustee to my marriage settlement; his signature is necessary to a transfer of my wife's fortune from those eursed [used] railway shares. To-morrow they will be down at zero. We shall be Mr. Worrell is in a sad, nervous way, and can't be disturbed, sir. And the door is shut in your face It was after some such occurrence that I took into earnest consideration a certain sentiment of Plato's, which I own I had till then considered very inhuman ; for that philosopher is far from being the tender and sensitive gentleman generally believed in by lovers and young ladies. Plato, in his Republic, blames Hero- [heroics] dicus [discus] (one of the teachers of that great doctor, Hippo- [Hippocrates] crates) for showing to delicate, sickly persons, the means whereby to prolong their valetudinary [veterinary] existence, as Herodicus [heroics] himself (naturally a very rickety fellow) had contrived to do. Plato accuses this physician of having thereby inflicted a malignant and wanton injury on these poor persons;-nay, not only an injury on them, but on all society. For, argues this stern, broad-shoul- [broad-should- shouldered] dered [deed] Athenian, how can people be virtuous who are always thinking of their own infirmities And there- [therefore] fore he opines, that if a sickly person cannot wholly recover health and become robust, the sooner he dies the better for himself and others The wretch, too, might be base enough to marry, and have children as ailing as their father, and so injure, in perpetuo, [perpetual] the whole human race, Away withhim [with him But upon cool and dispassionate reflection, it seemed to me, angry as I was with Ned Worrell, that Plato stretched the point a little too far; and certainly, in the present state of civilisation, so sweepimg [sweeping] a con- [condemnation] demnation [denomination] of the sickly would go far towards depopu- [depot- depopulating] lating [laying] Europe. Celsus, [Census] for instance, classes amongst the delicate or sickly the greater part of the inhabitants of towns, and nearly all literary folks (omnesque [immense] pene [pen] cupidi [Cupid] literarum). [literary] And if we thus made away with the denizens of the towns, it would be attended with a great many inconveniences as to shopping, &c., be decidedly 'injurious to house property, and might greatly affect the state of the funds; while, without literary folks, we should be very dull in our healthy country seats, deprived of newspapers, novels, and The Keepsake. Wherefore, on the whole, I think Herodicus [heroics] was right; and that sickly persons should not only be permitted but encouraged to live as long as they can. That proposition granted, if in this attempt to show that your Confirmed Valetudinarian is not so utterly miserable as he is held to be by those who throw physic to the dogs,-and that in some points he may be a decided gainer by his physical sufferings, I have not wholly failed,- [failed] then I say, with the ingenious author who devoted twenty years to a work On the Note of the Nightingale, I have not lived in vain Earw [Earl] FItzwILliaM [Fitzwilliam] AND HIS TENANTRY.-At the recent rent audit of the Earl Fitzwilliam, the tenantry of the noble Earl were entertained on three successive days, at sumptuous dinners by order of their noble landlord. On one of these occasions, his lordship having drunk the health of his tenants, addressed them in the following terms [terms] Gentlemen,-I have a communication to make to youin [young] which all are interested. Owing to an act of the legislature the price of agricultural produce has experienced considerable and it is my vpinion [opinion] that the average price of corn will ule [le] low lower probably than the present price, Holding this opinion, 5 is only an act of justice on my part towards my make such an eyuitable [suitable] adjustment of their rents as the nature of the case may require, and I shall at once cause a minute in- [investigation] vestigation [investigation] to be made into the merits of each farm, w ith [it] a View to the reduction of the reut, [rest] which will be retrospective, so far as relates to the last half-year. ; Loud applause followed this announcement, but it was at once checked by Earl Fitzwilliam, who said thank - n0 uuds [ids] for an expression of thanks or apa [ap] That which I to do is only an act of a justice, inasmuch as the staple articles of your production have greatly fallen in price. eh aweries [aries] n another occasion, and in connection W) esam [same] of entertainments, his lordship entered at greater length into his intended plans. The noble Earl said that since the repeal of the Corn Laws, and the consequent reduction in the price of grain, it was obvious that what might have been a fair and equitable rental prior to that enactment, could now no longer be regarded as fair and equitable. He had, therefore, determined to have a re-valuation of his farms, with a itic [tic] reference to an immediate reduction of rents. His lordship then intimated his intention of em- [employing] ploying [playing] forthwith competent persons to advise him in coming to such an arrangement as shall effectually secure the interests of all his tenants, and ensure to them a profit- [profitable] able occupation of their several farms. The original MS. of Waverley, wholly in the handwriting of Sir Walter Scott-the same MS. which was sold at Evans's in 1831, with the other MSS. [MISS] of the noble series of novels and romances, has just been presented to the Advo- [Adv- Adv] cates' [ates] Library at Edinburgh, by Mr. James Hall, brother of the late Captain Basil Hall, Cream of 3Bunch. [Bench] COURT CIRCULAR. (Such as Puseyism [Pauperism] would, perhaps, like to read it.) Yesterday morning the Queen and Prince Albert took their accustomed walk on the slopes-with peas in their shoes. His Royal Highness Prince Albert, attended by the Reverend Messrs. Hoakes [Oakes] and Bam, [Ba] walked out reading. The volume used by his Royal Highness was a highly illuminated legend relative to St. Swithin. The Prince returned to no lunch at two o'clock, it being Friday. Lord John Russell left town for Canterbury by an early train, and, immediately on his arrival, repaired to the restored shrine of St. Thomas Becket, to partake of the discipline of the rod. Having received 3 sound whipping, his Lordship returned to town in the evening, and had an interview with his medical man. Mr. Punch did public penance in front of his office, in the presence of a great crowd of spectators. All is Vanity, as the Swell Mobsman [Marksman] said when he was handed into the police van. ExtReME [Extreme] MILpNESS [Milnes] OF THE SEASON.-Cardinal Wise- [Wiseman] man's Appeal to the People of England. Tae [Tea] Larcest [Largest] Depots ror [or] CarpInals.-Oxford [Cardinals.-Oxford] Uni- [University] versity [Verity] and the Bishop of London's diocese. A ConunpRruM [Conundrum] Mave [Nave] sy a Litre Boy onty [ont] SEVEN Years OLD.-Why is an umbrella like a Scotch shower Because the moment it rains it 's missed. THE Quickest Way To Every road, says the ancient proverb, leads to Rome; but of all roads none will take you there so quickly as the small Tracts that run through Oxford. New Tirte-If [Tite-If] Cardinal Wiseman is allowed to retain his present papal appointment, we recommend that he be always addressed and alluded to as The Archbishop of Westminster, by Hook and by Crook. A New ror [or] Dr. Wiseman.-It has been sug- [su- suggested] gested [rested] by a wit-the writer of this paragraph-that his Imminence would be a better title than his Eminence, for the New Cut Cardinal inasmuch as the insult con- [contemplated] templated by the Pope has been hanging over us, and has been, therefore, imminent for a long time. THREE TO OnNE.-The [One.-The] Ladies Companion has aseries [series] of articles called The Three Ages of Woman. We can- [cannot] not help thinking that our graceful, entertaining contem- [cont- contemporary] porary [temporary] has fallen into a strange ungallant error, for it is too bad to give poor Woman three ages, when it is as much as she can do to confess to one Moruer [More] CuuRcH [Church] AND HER Navucuty [Novelty] CHILDREN. - Several children of the church have proved rebellious and difficult to deal with; but of all her children, those naughty little boys of Oxford, who for years past have been pelting the head of their venerable parent with nothing but Tracts, have certainly turned out the most In-Tractable. REFLECTIONS IN a CrysTaL. [Crystal] What can be the object of that Crystal Curtain said one Gent to another, as they were running, squirrel-fashion, round and round the narrow cage of the Promenade Concerts. The object of that Crystal Curtain exclaimed his brilliant companion. Why, it's put there to remind us of the 'end' of the stage, which you know is 'to hold the mirror up to Nature - eS THE PAPAL ENCROACHMENTS. MEETING OF THE CLERGY OF THE ARCHDEACONRY OF Craven.-A mecting [meeting] of the clergy of the Archdeaconry of Craven, convened by the Ven. Archdeacon Musgrave, upon a requisition signed by upwards of 250 of the clergy of the archdeaconry, was held on Wednesday, in the Picture Gallery of the Music Hall, Leeds, for the pur- [our- purpose] pose of taking counsel together on the proper course to be pursued by the clergy at this crisis. About 300 clergymen were present at the meeting. The Ven. Archdeacon Musgrave presided. The first resolution, proposed by the Rev. Dr. Hook, vicar of Leeds, and seconded by the Rev. Dr. Burnet, vicar of Bradford, was as follows - That the clergy of this archdeaconry view with the strongest indignation the Papal bull of the 24th of Sept., 1850, by which the Bishop of Rome, in his arrogancy, [arrogance] has dared to parcel out this realm of England into districts, to erect such districts into Romish [Rooms] sees, to appoint to those sees ecclesiastics of his own choice, and to confer upon them titles taken from some of the chiet [chief] towns in the king- [kingdom] dom, thus dishonouring the Queen's majesty, ignoring the very existence of the Chureh, [Church] and sowing the seeds of strife throughout the land, The second resolution, proposed by the Rev. W. Bus- [Builds] feild, [field] rector of Keighley, and seconded by the Rev. Mr. Martineau, was to the following effect - That if this heretical and schismatical [schismatics] attempt of the Pope be suffered to gather strength, this meeting fears for the stability of the Protestant throne of this country, the poset [post] progress of the Church, and the civil and religious iberties [liberties] of the people. These resolutions having been unanimously carried, a memorial to the Queen, founded upon them, was pro- [proposed] posed for adoption by the Rev. J. Bateman, vicar of Huddersfield, and seconded by the Rev. Mr. Allbut, [Albert] vicar of Dewsbury. An addition to the memorial, con- [condemnatory] demnatory [tenantry] of Tractarian practices, was proposed by the Rev. J. Gratrix, [Imperatrix] incumbent of St. James's, Halifax, but after some discussion lost by a small majority. Thanks were then voted to the Bishop of Ripon, and to the Archdeacon, and the meeting, which had lasted more than four hours, separated. Great MEETING IN THE METROPOLIS.-On Monday the Guildhall was crowded with an audience of 5,000 persons, convened pursuant to a notice issued by the Lord Mayor, to take into consideration the recent as- [assumptions] sumptions [consumption] of the see of Rome. The Lord Mayor took the chair, and opened the business of the meeting in a calm and temperate but firm and uncompromising speech. The chief speakers, in addition to his lordship, were Mr. Masterman, M.P., Mr. Alderman Thompson, Mr. Alderman Sidney, Mr. Cummins, Mr. Ross, Mr. Laurie, Sir J. Duke, and Mr. Wire. An attempt was made to introduce an amendment denying that the papal rescript was an invasion of the royal supremacy, but the meeting would not tolerate the speaker. Reso- [Rose- Resolutions] lutions [Lotion] opposed to papal interference were carried amidst tremendous applause; and the following adden- [aden- addendum] dum [Du] to one of them was unanimously adopted amidst the most enthusiastic and deafening cheers - We also feel it our bounden duty humbly to represent to her Majesty that we view with indignation and alarm the extensive promulgation and introduction of Romish [Rooms] prin- [pain- principles] ciples [piles] and practices into the services of the Established Church by many of the clergymen of this and other dioceses, and we now express our belief that not only has great en- [encouragement] couragement [encouragement] been thereby given to this aggression upon her Majesty's rerogative, [prerogative] but that equal danger to the Protestant faith is to be apprehended from unfaithful teaching within the church as from open hostility from without. An address to her Majesty was afterwards proposed and adopted, embodying the sentiments contained in the several resolutions, and concluding as follows - We therefore earnestly pray your Majesty to take such measures on this occasion as may effectively uphold the royal authority, vindicate the independence of the state, and repel all attempts, direct or indirect, to invade that article of the British constitution, which declares- That no foreign prince, person, prelate, state, or potentate, hath, or ought to have, any jurisdiction, power, superiority, pre- [preeminence] eminence, or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm. MEETING AND FataL [Fatal] Riot at BIRKENHEAD.-A meet- [meeting] ing to address her Majesty on the subject of Papal aggression was convened on the requisition of the Protestant inhabitants of Birkenhead, for Wednesday last, and from the number of Roman Catholics resident in the neighbourhood, principally navigators employd [employed] at the Dock works, it was generally expected that some opposition would be offered. The hour fixed for the commencement of the proceedings was one o'clock, but before twelve a vast concourse of people, principally Irish navigators, some of them armed with thick blud- [blue- bludgeons] geons, [aeons] made their appearance in front of the hall and seemed bent upon creating a disturbance. In the vicinity the greatest consternation prevailed and many of the shops were closed. The Birkenhead police force only consists of some 20 men, and were as nothing com- [compared] pared with the mob collected. The yells and impreca- [Imperial- imprecations] tions [tins] of the multitude, which became every moment more and more intense, were perfectly fearful, and the most serious apprenhensions [apprehension] were entertained. Mr. Dowling, the head constable of Liverpool, had been ap- [applied] plied to for assistance; and fortunately about half-past twelve o'clock. a section of 30 police arrived, under the superintendence of Mr. Ride. As they endeavoured to clear a way to the principal entrance they met with considerable resistance, but ultimately made a passage to the door. At this period it would appear that the police had the upper hand, and no doubt, had their force been a litile [little] stronger, they would have effectually quelled the disturbance. However, a cry was raised among the mob to go for assistance and to arm. Some of the men then went away, and shortly afterwards returned with their number considerably augmented, and with bludgeons, consisting of iron rails, pokers, and wooden staves, in their hands; others carried large stones, which abound in and as they pressed forward their yells and cries were most alarming. At the sugges- [suggest- suggestion] tion [ion] of the chairman of the meeiing [meeting] the Rev. Mr. Brown, the Catholic Priest, was sent for, who immediately at- [attended] tended, accompanied by a Mr. Brotherton, a legal gentle- [gentleman] man, the latter of whom demanded to see the programme. of the business to be transacted, and having been grati- [great- gratified] fied [field] in this respect he at once pronounced the meeting illegal, and said that he should take a point upon it both there and in another place. By this time the out- [outside] side became perfectly fearful, stones rattled in through the windows, and many persons in the hall narrowly escaped serious injury. The armed mob had commenced a most savage attack upon the police. Perhaps a more determined and brutal assault has rarely been made. Huge stones, some of them several pounds in weight, were dashed through the windows, or at those who were endeavouring to keep the peace. Mr. Superin- [Superior- Superintendent] tendent [tendency] Ride ordered about eleven men who were more immediately under his command to charge the mob, and they did so with considerable courage, but were soon repulsed and driven back, three of them having received serious injury about the head and body. One man, who bled profusely, was deemed to have received a fatal blow, and his life is not now considered out of danger, who was attended by Mr. Corrie, the coroner, had a fearful scalp wound extending from the upper part of the head nearly down to the nape of the neck. It is supposed that some twelve of the men were more or less injured. The affray assumed such a serious character that it was thought the Riot Act should be read; but a suggestion that Mr. Brown, the priest, should address the meeting, and endeavour to prevailupon [prevail upon] them to desist from violence, was eventually agreed to. Mr. Brown then appeared at the window, and, addressing the mob, requested them to deliver up their cudgels and preserve order. The exhortation of the priest had an electrical effect. Scores of staves were forthwith collected and piled up in front of the hall. It was ultimately determined that the meeting should stand adjourned until some future day. There are at present between 1,000 and 2,000 navigators employed at the dock works, most of whom are Irish and Roman Catholics, and it is alleged that they were advised by the priest to attend as a body and frustrate the promoiers [promoters] of the meeting. A large additional police force was procured from Liverpool, and no further attempt to disturb the public peace were made. Ac- [Accounts] counts dated 5 p.m. on Wednesday, inform us that a policeman named Grimley, who was wounded in the affray, had just expired, and that another policeman named Kelly was not expected to recover. MEETING oF THE CouNTY [County] oF LEICESTER.-A great county demonstration, presided over by the High Sheriff, took place in the Castle of Leicester, on Wed- [Wednesday] nesday,-those [Wednesday,-those ,-those] present embracing the most influential inhabitants of the county. The first resolution was expressive of indignation at the recent monstrous as- [assumption] sumption of power by the Bishop of Rome, whereby the Protestant religion of this country has been in- [insulted] sulted, [suited] and the sovereignty and prerogatives of the crown have been assailed and the second resolution went to acknowledge her Majesty as the sole fountain of honour in these realms, and expressed a determina- [determine- determination] tion [ion] to maintain her Majesty in those Protestant prin- [pain- principles] ciples [piles] which had placed her Majesty's illustrious house on the British throne. An address to her Majesty, founded on these sentiments, was also agreed to. Mr. HuME [Home] anD [and] THE PapaL [Papal] ConTROVERSY.-The [Controversy.-The] hon. member for Montrose has written a letter tothe [tithe] Hull Advertiser, in which he finds great fault with the letter of Lord John Russell with reference to the Popish hierarchy. Mr. Hume thinks that the ministry are en- [endeavouring] deavouring [endeavouring] to acquire a little popularity and a fresh lease of office, on the ground of their Protestantism, in- [instead] stead of securing the suffrages of the people by their political merit. Consequently Mr. Hume thinks the Premier's letter bodes ill for the cause of parlia- [Parliament- parliamentary] mentary [monetary] and financial reform. De. Cummine [Cumming] anp [an] CarpDINAL [Capital] WisEMAN.-Dr. [Woman.-Dr] Cum- [Cumming] ming charges the Cardinal with having taken an oath to persecute to the utmost of his power all heretics and schismatics. This, on the part of the Cardinal, is denied by Dr. Doyle, who declares that no oath is taken at all. Dr. Cumming thereupon finds chapter and verse, quotes the Pontificale [Pontifical] Romanum, [Roman] gives authority both in Latin and English, and challenges the Cardinal to meet him in public discussion on the point. The Cardinal's secre- [secure- secretary] tary [Tar] rejoins, that there was such an oath, but that the Pope some years ago rescinded it so far as English Bishops and Archbishops of his communion were con- [concerned] cerned. [cent] Dr, Cumming is also invited to make a call at the episcopal residence, Golden-square, and inspect the book for himself. Accompanied by Sir J. Heron Maxwell and Amiral [Admiral] Vernon Harcourt, the redoubtable doctor goes to Golden-square, and looks. What does the doctor see On opening the Cardinal's Pontificale, [Pontifical] he turns first to the oath taken by bishops. There he finds the very identical persecuting clause which he quoted, with a line of black ink drawn through the centre of the type, with a pen evidently very recently used, leaving, moreover, the words themselves quite legible. He turns to the archbishop's oath (Dr. Wise- [Wiseman] man has just been made an archbishop), and, lo there is the terrible clause, in bold type, clear, and innocent even of the stroke of a new pen Hereticos [heretics] schismaticos [schismatics] ' pro -posse persequar [persuade] et impugnabo [impugn Dr. Cumming leaves the episcopal residence, and writes to the Times, wondering that the Cardinal should have had the temerity to invite him to inspect his Pontificale [Pontifical] Romanum. [Roman] oe A JEREMY DIDDLER IN NEWCASTLE.-A man of rather gentlemanly appearance presented himselt [himself] at Wallace's Hotel, Nelson-street, a few days ago, under the following circumstances -He said he had taken a berth on board the Hamburgh [Hamburg] steamer, and had deposited his luggage on board, but not returning in time, the boat started off, and left him behind, without either money or clothes, or any- [anything] thing but his violin, which he had in his pocket. Wallace's would seem to be Apollo's house in town, for here he presently met with several musicians. who, commisserating [commiseration] the fate of a brother minstrel, and wishful withal to main- [maintain] tain the character of their town, which had thus tempted him into the unlucky enterprise, at once laid there services at his command. No one dared to breathe a suspicion against him, for the suavity of his manners, his plausible story, and above all the ability which he displayed on his instrument, disarmed suspicion, or at least prevented it from even whispering a word against him. After a col- [collection] lection, [election, to satisfy his immediate necessities, a raffle of his violin was resolved upon. Being put up in lots, it realised owner was the winner himself. A concert was then re- [resolved] solved upon, some twenty or thirty instrumentalists agree- [agreeing] ing to give their services gratuitously. Thus replenished, he left for Edinburgh and Glasgoy, [Glasgow] at the latter of which. places he met with Mr. 'AugustusBraham, son of the cele- [cell- celebrated] brated [rated] tenor, to whom he made a liberal offer, and with whom he made an engagement. The first concert in the Music Hall was so well atterded, [attended] that he resolved upon another, and a second was accordingly given on Friday night week. He had, on his return from Glasgow, borrowed a violin- fine old instrument, valued at 50, and a family relic besides-from a gentleman of the legal profession in the town, to whom he had been intro- [introduced] duced. [duce] After the second concert, he ordered supper for himself and his friends, at his hotel, and while it was being prepared he went out in company with latter carrying it himself when he proposed to do so. The lawyer had seen the violin deposited in the case, and on reaching home it was handed to him with a thousand thanks. Vandeleur, [Grandeur] however, pretended to have forgot the key of the concert-roem, [concert-room] and said he would return and bring it immediately. He never returned, however, either to supper with his musical friends, or with the lawyer's key The former, becoming impatient for supper, and also for a settlement of accounts, began to look about for him, but in vain; becoming suspicious of his absence he broke open the case, and found to his chagrin that it contained an instru- [inst- instrument] ment [men] worth a few shillings. The telegraphs were called into requisition for the evening mail trains, which had just started-the police were placed on the look-out, but all by one of the steamers which sailed early on the following morning, and which were unfortunately omitted in the first notices. It isto [into] be hoped, however, that the search, which is not relaxed, will yet bring the scoundrel to justice. It is said that he has got aboul [about] 70, besides the violin, for he has not paid either his hotel charges, the concert-room, Mr. Braham, or the other musicians. After his exit a por- [or- portion] tion [ion] of a letter was found at his lodgings, in which he up- [upbraids] braids his friend for addressing him as Russell instead of Vandeleur, [Grandeur] and states that all is going on swimmingly. We need not hint our conviction that it will be some time before another trick of the kind is successfully played upon our musical friends.-Newcastle Guardian. Tue Turr.-The [Turn.-The] French government with the view of further improving the breed of horses in France, are making ane [an] purchases of animals of the pure blood of this country. The Emperor, formerly the property of the Earl of Albemarle, and winner of the first Emperor's Plate at Ascot, has been bought at the instance of the French authorities, for a large sum. Nunnykirk, [Dunkirk] formerly e favourite for the Derby, and the second for the St. Leger. to the Flying Dutchman, has also been bought within the last week. is horse is by Touchstone, his dam being Mr. Ord's celebrated mare, Beeswing. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE.-Shortly before daybreak. on Satur- [Star- Saturday] day morning, the neighbourhood of the Grange and Spa- [Sparrows] roads, Bermondsey, was the scene of a very extensive con- [conflagration] flagration, [flag ration] probably the largest that has occurred in the district for years. The promises on which the fire happened were those of Messrs. H. N. and H. Eason, tanners and leather dressers. The loss is estimated at from 20,000 to 25,000. Hicoway [Highway] RoBBERY [Robbery] AND ATTEMPTED MURDER. A daring highway robbery and attempt at murder were com- [committed] mitted [fitted] about a mile from Carlisle, on the evening of Satur- [Star- Saturday] day (week), between the hours of eleven and twelve o'clock. Mr John Palmer, of Hallflatt, [Hayloft] farmer, was on his way home from Carlisle market, with a horse and cart, and when near to White Close Gate, on the Brampton Old Road, two men came up and asked a ride in the cart. On the request being refused, the fellows jumped into the cart, in which Mr. Palmer was seated, and one of them immediately seized him by the throat, and nearly choked him. In the mean- [meantime] time other two fellows joined the party, and one of them held the horse while his companions abused Mr. Palmer, and robbed him of everything that they could carry away. Mr. Palmer, after a short time, became quite insensible, and the last thing he remembers is one of the men calling out him, stick him. On regaining his senses, he discovered that his throat was considerably injured that he had one black eye, and the other nearly so; that he had been robbed of his watch and 30s. in silver; and that a piece of beef of about sixty pounds weight, had been stoi [ston] 1 from the cart. On Saturday evening (week), Dominic Uoffield, [Field] of King's Arms-lane, had been appre- [paper- apprehended] hended [ended] by George M'Lean, police-officer, with a piece of beef in his possession, which it was supposed he had stolen. The names of the men apprehended on the charge are [are] William Graham, John Thompson, William Mounsey, Thomas Pinnick, [Pink] and Dominic Coffield; [Field] and it is believed that the first four were the fellows who attacked Mr. Palmer, and that they came into Carlisle from Newcastle, -Carlisle Journal. THE TAMWORTH STATUE OF THE Late SiR [Sir] ROBERT PEEL.-The Liverpool Albion informs us that the model of the above statue was in Liverpool on Saturday ; the artist is Mr. John Edward Carew, of London, who exe- [executed] cuted [cured] the beautiful bronze pannel [Parnell] of the death of Nelson, Trafalgar Square, London. The figure is seven feet high. The right hand is extended, whilst the left is upon the hip, as an orator would stand when addressing a public assem- [assume- assembly] bly. [by] A cloak, loosely thrown over, forms a gracetul [graceful] drapery and the whole has that calm and dignified bear- [bearing] ing so characteric [character] of Sir Robert. We believe the Tamworth statue is to be cast in broze, [bronze] and will cost about 1,000, the whole of which sum has been subscribed. General Von Radowitz, [Redwood] till recently the confidential minister of the King of Prussia, has arrived at Fenton's Hotel, from Berlin. It is reported that his mis- [is- mission] sion is that of inspecting Woolwich Dockyards, and of instituting enquiries into the mode of constructing tubular bridges in this country, but thase [these] who are best informed attach more importance to his mission in the present critical ' state of Prussian affairs, Spirit of the Public Fournals. [Journals] THE CARDINAL'S MANIFESTO. ( From the Inquirer.) In the first place, the law, in allowing liberty of con- [conscience] science to Catholics, has allowed them to have bishops ; for bishops are an essential part of their church. Secondly, it has allowed them to have those bishops appointed in their own way, namely, by the Bishop of Rome, and this has been declared by the highest legal authorities. Thirdly, the law has not required them to acknowledge the Queen's spiritual supremacy, because they could not do so without ceasing to be Catholics. Being free then by law, both to deny the Royal Supre- [Sure- Supremacy] macy, and to have bishops appointed by the Pope, the only question which remains is, whether they had a right to give those bishops territorial titles. And here a single restriction stood in the way. They were pro- [prohibited] hibited [exhibited] by the Act of 1829 from assuming any of thetitles [the titles] of the Anglican hierarchy. The inference was fair, that they might assume other titles. This inference, we say, was fair, because when the Pope created new bishoprics in the colonies, with territorial titles, the Government made no complaint, but acknowledged those prelates and so recently as last year an Act was passed by the British parliament, which throughout recognises the existence and title of a Roman Catholic Bishop of the diocese of Halifax, in Nova Scotia. Ifany [Fanny] thing were wanted to clench the matter, it would be furnished by the declara- [declare- declarations] tions [tins] of statesmen respecting that very restriction against assuming the actual titles of Anglican bishops, which is now thought so important. The Duke of Wellington, when he proposed it, said that it gave no security or strength to the Established Church, but was merely intended to satisfy certain parties whom he evidently thought unreasonably fearful. On the 9th of July, 1845, Lord John Russell declared that he thought they might repeal those clauses, and that he could not conceive any ground for the continuance of the restriction. How could any Roman Catholic suppose, after all this, that the introduction of a Catholic hierarchy into England would be resented and resisted as au invasion of the Queen's Prerogative We cannot conceive how any man of candour can deny that they were entitled to consider all that had been said and done an abundant warrant for the recent measure. That measure may be obnoxious, dangerous, or insidious, but it is so only so far as those qualities are inherentin [inherent in] the Catholic Church itself. If it exposes us to any perils which require legislative safeguards, let us clearly understand how far we are to go. We do not see a single step that can be taken in the path of restrictive legislation, which would not compel us in consistency to re-enact the whole code of religious disabilities. The most consistent of those who are now no-popery alarmists, do not shrink from this conclusion. They urge that Catholicism is not simply an error, or a mass of errors, in theology, but an organisation, vast, powerful and progressive, and which cannot be permitted to develope [develop] itself further amongst us, without exercising a disastrous influence on our social and political life. The submission of the Catholic to his priest may be said to be a purely spiritual thing, and beyond the grasp of civil law, but it is a thing which produces results in civil conduct. He who holds sway over the spiritual being of another, does, in truth, sway him for temporal purposes. He can move in him that which is the most potent of all the springs of action. Catholics, therefore, from the nature of their faith, are an organised and disposable association, commanded by their priests, and bound to them and to each other by ties stronger than any which connect them with other men. They are in society, but not of it, and must be suspected and restrained, as a standing conspiracy ready to apply all their resources to the attainment of any object, open or insidious, which their spiritual chiefs may recommend. Such is the picture of the Roman Catholic body, coloured if not drawn by fancy and fear, as if its members had been divested, by some supernatural power, of all indi- [India- individual] vidual [individual] qualities, of thought, and feeling. Let us, however, assume this to be an unexaggerated representation of the character of the Roman Catholic Church, and consider the practical conclusion deduced f-om it. It is worthy of remark, in the first place, that the argument is the very same which is still used for denying constitutional rights to the Jews. Amongst them, too, it is said that the religious tie is stronger than the civil one; that they are Jews much more than Englishmen that they constitute an imperium in im- [in- Emperor] perio, [period] and, therefore, cannot be safely trusted with the power of legislation. But it has long been considered a mark of narrow bigotry to adopt this argument against the removal of Jewish disabilities. In taking up a similar'theory now, with respect tothe [tithe] Roman Catholics as a groundwork for legislation, we have further to consider that it is not new. It is the old familar [family] argu- [argue- argument] ment [men] of the exclusionists [excursionists] in every age. But more than this, it isan [isa] argument that has been already carried out in legislation as thoroughly as the ingenuity and cruelty of man could effect it. No experiment was ever more fully tried than the attempt to expel Ro- [Remains] manism [mains] from these countries by dint of legal persecu- [Percy- persecution] tion. [ion] It is true, as was said by Grattan, that you may track the Roman Catholics through the statute book by the traces of blood. But such means of combatting They failed signally and disgracefully. The result was, that there, where the savage spirit of persecution was displayed with most unscrupulous consistency, Catho- [Cath- Catholicism] licism [laces] struck the deepest and most vigorous roots into the soil. It is enough to compare France and Ireland. In France, the alliance and honour of the state could not prevent the Church of Rome from perishing by her inherent vices. In Ireland, she has derived life and strength, and popularity and power, to an extent else- [elsewhere] where unknown, from the systematic hostility of the laws. Are we prepared, then, to make another trial of the old system Is ita [it] feasible thing to take up the anti-Popish enactments of the seventeenth century, and to make them effective by new and sharper provisions and proclaiming, until the iteration has become nauseous, our abhorrence of religious persecution, shall we now give the lie to our whole lives by declaring the mass a felony, and every Catholic priest a traitor The suppo- [support- supposition] sition [sit ion] is not only impossible, but absurd. There may be a few men out of Bedlam ready to go such lengths against Rome, but a thousand softening influences have long since destroyed, in the hearts of Englishmen, that stern fanaticism which could alone carry out a policy so inhuman. What then Shall we only go back a little, and try a dose of penal legislation adapted to the mildness of the age Shall we make the assumption of the new without effect. It is conjectured that he must have started titles a misdemeanour, and then consider that we have 8 8s'on of parliament, has given Popery a finishing blow Or, asit [sit] is said that one of the old and mouldy statutes against Papal Bulls has been violated, shall we ask to win a laurel for the Protestant cause by giving Cardinal Wiseman three months of Newgate An Alderman, whose zeal for religion has, probably, never interfered with the luxurics [luxuries] of his table or the softness of his pillow, is reported to have said that a little imprisonment would do the Cardinal good. The meaning, we presume, was, that a few bodily discomforts would bring Dr. Wiseman on his kness [ness] to the Bishop of London, and that English- [Englishmen] men, generally, would take a wholesome lesson from the humiliation of the Papal representative. We fear the worthy alderman has but a faint conception of the force with which even the most erroneous faith may sustain its followers. To every man in whom the higher sentiments have any power, opinicns [opinions] are endeared by the sacrifices they cost. If Cardinal Wiseman has a spark of the Propagandist spirit, he could not wish for a thing more advantageous to his church, than to be condemned to imprisonment for violating a statute of which a month ago none but black-letter lawyers knew the existence, and which is but an accidental relic of a system condemned by the age for its antiquated bigotry. It would be a spectacle to shame us in the eyes of the civilised word. We are concerned in the matter for the honour of our own faith, which wants no legal backing, and for the integrity of the principle of reli- [deli- religious] gious [pious] liberty, which is seriously endangered. With Popery and priestcraft [priest craft] in every form we will continue to wage war, but only with the weapons which are sanctioned by charity and justice. The arms of Eng- [England] land were once stained by an alliance with the scalping- [scalping knives] knives of Indian savages, but it would be a still deeper disgrace to our Protestant Christianity, if it were now to employ in its defence the barbarous resources of penal legislation. Let us be equal and free, and we have no fears for the result. The cause which God favours will succeed, and no other can. We may dis- [discredit] credit truth fora time, by the unworthy expedients which our sordid apprehensions or the hollowness of four faith suggests; but even this will not prevent the ultimate triumph of that holy cause which has hitherto sound no dangers so serious as those arising from the upport [support] of the secular power. STATE OF OUR REPRESENTATION. (From the Financial Reform Almanac.) The existing suffrage throws the power into the hands of the aristocracy. The reform bill cut off many of the rotten boroughs, but left a sufficient number of small boroughs to neutralise the electoral power of the large ones. The suffrage is so adjusted as to defeat the ob- [objects] jects [sects] for which that measure was sought. At present there are eighty-five different kinds of franchise, making it extremely complicated; and after all, the total num- [sum- number] ber [be] of electors in 1847 was only 944,473, out of a popu- [Pope- population] lation [nation] of nearly six millions male adults. The suffrage requires to be placed on a much more simple basis, and the obstructions to its exercise removed. Some more equitable distribution of electoral power is re- [required] quired, [cured] Electors. Members. The aggregate number of voters on the r register for cities and boroughs 455,755 Of these there are Two hundred and thirty-three ditto 227,500 455,755 2 397 Twenty-one cities and boroughs, with 228,255 returning 44 397 W] It will thus be seen that a minority of the electors of cities and boroughs alone return eight times as many members as the majority of such electors return; and the members so returned by this minority amount to twenty-three more than a clear majority of the whole ouse. [use] There are thirty-four boroughs with less than 500 electors, and twenty wiih [with] less than 300 elec- [elect- electors] tors. These return a greater number of members together than all the larger constituencies, and of course have the power of swamping them. The results may be stated in another way. About 7,000 electors in twenty-nine of the smallest constituencies, equal in the legislature to 287,470 in fourteen of the largest. The following table shows the inequalities of the repre- [prepare- representation] sentation. [station] It gives twenty-five of the small constituencies, each returning two members, in contrast with twenty-five of the large constituencies, also returning two members each. It will be seen that in one case 9,153 electors return fifty members to parliament, and in the other case, 229,365 electors return only fifty members. One list contains a number of boroughs easily influenced, the other contains all the large and important consti- [consist- constituencies] tuencies [constituencies] in the empire - Electors. Members. Peterborough, with 543 returns wf St. Alban's 936 .2 Poole 522 .2 Tiverton 442 x .2 Dorchester 411 .2 Tewkesbury 407 5, Bodmin 401 2 Buckingham 39D [D] .2 Devizes 390 4, 2 Huntingdon 390 ,, .2 Totnes 318 .2 ipon [upon] 2 a - Honiton 33 OO 2 Evesham 9 oz 3 2 Wycomb [Com] o46 [o] ie .2 Taviscock [Davis] x 342 a .2 Cockermouth 809 W] .2 ippenham [Chippenham] 3 Harwich 294 . 2 Richmond 265 33 2 Andover 243 a3 Knaresborough 99 228 3 .2 Thetford 214 -2 9,153 50 Electors. Members. Tower Hamlets with 19,361 returns eB Liverpool 17,320 ,, .2 Marylebone 16,812 ,, .2 Finsbury 15,821 ,, .2 Dublin 15,049 ,, .2 Westminster 14,125 ,, 2 Lambeth 13,885 ,, .2 Manchester 12,8386 ,, -2 Glasgow 11,743 ,, .2 Bristol 11,0382 ,, .2 Southwark 9,463 ,, .2 Birmingham x 0,089 0,W] gy .2 Edinburgh 6,827 ,, 2 Leeds 6,015 ,, .2 Greenwich 5,973 ,, .2 Newcastle-on-Tyne 5,370 ,, .2 Hull 5,192 ,, Nottingham 9,148 ,, 2 Sheffield 4,995 ,, 2 Norwich 4,976 ,, 2 Belfast 4,701 ,, 2 Leicester 4,208 ,, 2 York 4178 ,, 2 Exeter 4,144 ,, 2 Coventry 4,056 ,, .2 229,365 50 In the counties of England there is one voter for eve 19 persons; in Wales, 18; in Scotland, 33; in Irelan [Ireland] 123. In the boroughs of England there is one voter for every 17 persons; in Wales, '21; in Scotland, 34 in Ire- [Ireland] land 11. In England altogether there is one voter for every 18 persons; in Wales, 19; in Scotland, 34; in Ire- [Ireland] land, 58. Thus we see that the franchise is as un- [anomaly] possessed as the representation is unequally dis- [distribute] tribu [tribe] Straps ot An inhabitant of Hull is said to have applied for in the Great Exhibition for a map of the world before the flood. Six of the English race horses sent to the Pacha [Pasha] of Egypt some time since have died in consequence of the change of climate. Mr. Disraeli is writing the life of Lord George Bentinck. [Incumbent] He has undertaken this literary task at the request of the Duke of Portland. The wife of Robert Howe, one of the Brighton police, was afew [few] days ago safely delivered of four children, two boys and two girls. The Rev. J. D. Dixon, M.A., has been appointed to the living of Bramley, near Leeds, said to be worth nearly 500 a-year, exclusive of a residence. Blackpool is about to be lighted by gas. The Vegetable Oil Gas Company, London, have undertaken to supply the town for five years, at their own risk. A Jew has been elected an alderman of Bristol. He was propostd [proposed] by the Conservative party, and elected for him about 7, and by a stroke of fortune or policy, the error were accursed, and had the issue which was meet. analy. [only] The London Gazette of Friday last contains the official announcement of Alfred Tennyson's appointment to the office of poet laureate, in the room of the late William Wordsworth. The intimates that Sir John Herschel will succeed Mr. Sheil [Sheik] as Master of the Mint. This appointment will no longer be held by a member of parliament, and the salary will be reduced to 1,500 a year. The New Master in Chancery, to succeed Mr. Dowdes- [Deeds- Dowdeswell] well, who has resigned, is Mr. Humphrey, Q.C., of the equity bar, and not Mr. Humfrey, [Humphrey] Q.C., of the Midland Circuit. The Havre Journal states that the Descartes steam' frigate, now at Cherbourg, has been ordered to proceed to Havre to take on board the articles of French manufacture his legal friend to return the violin, protesting against the Supposing this feasible, is it right After preaching intended for the Grand Exhibition in London. The Petril, [Peril] from Canada, is expected in this country in a few days, with 90 packages intended for the ensuing i bition, [notion] containing minerals, ores, and manufactured articles of various kinds in wood, &c. It is reported in military circles that the order for reducing the army to the extent of five thousand men has been abandoned and that it is in contemplation to make an increase in the artillery force. The Morning Advertiser says Lord John Russell has re solved on introducing a bill, on the re-assembling of parlia- [Parliament- parliament] ment, [men] that will completely defeat the designs of the Roman Pontiff. Sir George Grey, in pursuance of the act passed in the last ppointed [pointed] the following gentlemen inspectors of coal mines -J. Kenyon Blackwell, Esq., Jos. Esq., Matthias Dunn, Esq., and Charles Morton, Fa . The London correspondent of the Manchester Guardian states that Mr. Doyle, the caricaturist of Punck, [Punch] being a Roman Catholic, is about to withdraw his pencil from the latter periodical, in which he conceives his faith to be ridiculed. The Law Times says As yet we have heard of no appeal from the County Courts. This is extraordinary, seeing that the Act has been in operation upwards of three months. It would appear from this that the suitors are more satisfied with the law dispensed to them in these courts than we lawyers have supposed. The New York Herald states that letters will shortly be transmitted between Great Britain and the United States, by weight in bulk, which will be a vast improvement upon the present tedious system under which it is n to mark on each letter the proportion of postage due to either country. The Brighton Guardian says that during the Mayor of Chichester's dinner last week a countryman with a white smock frock and leather gaiters entered the room. Upon enquiry he was discovered to be the bailiff of the Mayor. Ralph was invited to take a glass of wine, and on being called on for a toast caused a roar of laughter by giving More wine and less bishops. On Tuesday morning the glaziers and labourers employed at the Crystal Palace, in Hyde-park, and many of the labourers struck for an advance of wages. On a disposition being evinced to create a disturbance, the police were called in and fresh hands taken on. The glaziers complain that they can only earn 22s. a week by piece-work, and the la- [labourers] bourers [labourers] that they have only half-an-hour for dinner. While a man named Horseman, who had been com- [committed] mitted [fitted] to the York House of Correction, in default of payment of a fine for an assault, was employed in breaking stones, on Saturday week, a piece of stone struck him on the left eye with such force as at once to destroy the sight. The Right Hon. Lord Nugent, M.P., for the borough of Aylesbury, expired at his seat, Lillies, [Lillie] on Tuesday after- [afternoon] noon. His Lordship's demise was scarcely expected, as his disease had taken 4 more favourable turn. It is expeeted [expected] that Sergeant Byles, a staunch Protestant and Protectionist, will succeed in obtaining the vacant seat. The lord mayor and the lady mayoress have already ex- [expressed] pressed their intention to give, during the Great Exhibition, in the ensuing year, in addition to the usual civie [civil] enter- [entertainments] tainments [entertainments] at the Mansion House, several public evening re- [receptions] ceptions, [Options] to which will be invited not only the remarkable men of our own county, but all foreigners of distinction who may then be in London. The Chronicle states that in consequence of a representation made to tie Horse Guards that the addresses of the Rev. Ignatius Collingridge, [Coleridge] the Roman Catholic priest officiating at the chapel in St. Peter-street, in that city, were calculated to have a prejudicial influence on the loyal character of our troops, orders have been received that the attendance of the men at the Catholic chapel should be discontinued. It is expected that the nature of Mr. Macaulay's duties will prevent him attending Glasgow in order to give hig [hi] casting vote as the retiring lord rector in the election of his successor. In that case the privilege of the ing vote will remain with the preceding lord rector, Colonel are, M.P. who, says the Glasgow Herald, will certainly decide in favour of Sheriff Alison, especially as the latter man has registered in his favour a votes of the constituency. atter [utter] gentle- [gentle great] great majority of the in Englund [England] and Wales, is........---. 375,269 returning 335 ix vears [ears] ago there were but two vessel . Ditto ditto Scotland ........... erate [rate] Lake Sapavior, [Saviour] and not more than one or families Mes Ditto ditto Iveland............. [Ireland] 5 could be found within 400 miles from the i Ee ' Pointe. Now there are three ro and six or seven sail vessels. Four Tighthone [Tight hone bee erected by the government, and several thousand inhabitants are seat- [scattered] tered [teed] along the coast. The Bishop of Durham has ted 500 towards the 'Testoration [Restoration] of the dormitory t the ancient monastery attached to this cathedral. The dean and l - granted 1,000 for the same purpose, in addition to asary [salary] an equal sum which they have already expended, oF are expending, on the fabric.