Hide Articles List

14 articles on this Page

[No title]

News
Cite
Share

THE REVENUE. âThe annual balance sheet just issued, in consequence of last Wednesday's vote in the House of Comm ms, is, so long as we confine our view to the past, a very satisfactory statement. In every particular it shows the financial condition of the coun- try to be safe, prosperous, and improving. The first point to which the eye naturally turns is the concluding line, the balance of the year. It reads thus:âExcess of income over expenditure, within the year 1846, E-9,846,307 195. 2d." The next subject of inquiry is, what diminution of debt has taken place within the year. This appears to stand thus :-Reduction of de- ficiency bills," E2, 100,000 do. funded debt, El,178,453, making together 1:3,578,453. Lastly, the balance in the Exchequer at the beginning of 1846 and 1847 were as follows January 5, 1846, £ 8,452,090 January 5, 1847, £ 9,131,282. Thus, in every point of view, if Ireland could be forgotten, might England be regarded as in a prosperous state. But such must be the influ- ence of that tremendous visitation under which Ireland -ia g ine thtt the is now sutfering, that it is impossible to imagine that the opening of 1848 will render us a similar account to that which has been produced at the beginning of 1847.â Morning Herald. COLONIAL CENTRALISATION.âThere are strong grounds for believing that ministers contemplate exten- sive changes in the government of the colonies. We are informed that the following may be taken as part, at least, of the plans now under consideration :-That all the possessions in North America shall be placed under one head, namely, a viceroy, with Quebec for the seat of Government. The governors of the different provinces to be located at Toronto, Fredei icktown, Hali- fax, St. John, and Charlotte Town. That, the like sys- tem of centralisation he extended to the West India Is- lands, the viceroy to reside in Jamaica, and each island to have its own governor. Each province and island, respectively, to have its own legislature for strictly local purposes, and have the privilege of sending representa- tives to general legislative assemblies in Quebec or Ja- maica, or in our Imperial Parliament. It is thought, should these changes be carried out, that Prince Geoige of Cambridge will be appointed to the vice-royalty of British North America.â Weekly Times. MR. W. CLOIVEs.-We have to reeord the death of one whom we may properly term distinguished. Mr. W. Clowes, the head of the largest printing establish- ment in Europe, expired, after a short illness on Tues- day week. He was the architect of his own fortune, having come to London, some furty years a.-o, after the I expiration of his apprenticeship to a printer in his native town of Chichester. He soon afterwards com- menced business on his own account, iu a small way and, by unwearied industry and perseverance, gradually established a respectable connexion. lie was amongst the first, a quarter of a century ago, to see the new era of printing that was opened by the introduction of the stearn-press; and his engines at Northumberland-court were the eailiest applied to the production of books. The demand for cheap literature, of which the Penny Magazine was the most extraordinary example, gave a new impulse to the energies of Mr. Clowes and, in connexion with a vast amount of government business gradually established the gigantic printing manufactory of Duke-street, Stamford-street, so often described and and so celebrated wherever English books penetrate. To work off half a million sheets of paper in a week-to set up the types, and complete the impression of a thousand folio pages of a parliamentary report in the same tirue-Io print the "Nautical Almanac," consisting of 500 or 000 pages of figures, without a single error, in 16 or 17 days, are amongst the recorded wonders of Mr. Chnvc-s's establishment. The labours of ?-.lr. Clowes's life will be permanently associated with the intellectual development and the persevering energy which are the distinguishing characteristics of our own titiies and his loss will be deeply lamented by a large circle of friends, to whom be was endeared by his kind and generous nature. A would-be prude remarked one day, in the hearing of Mad eoioiselle Dej izet, I am very particular about iiiv reputation." You arc always particular about

I IRELAND.

WOMAN'S MORW NOON, AND EVENING.…

THE ANGEL-WATCH; OR, THE SISTERS.…

A SABBATH IX NEW ZEALAND.

HOUSE OF LORDS.—THURSDAY,…

HOUSE OF COMMONS.—THURSDAY,…

THE IRISH LANDLORDS ILLUSTRATED.…

ISTATE AND PROSPECTS OF THE…

[No title]

WEEKLY CALENDAR. I

-LONDON GAZETTE. -I

AGRICULTURE, MARKETS, &c.

Advertising