41 GREAT WESTERN AND BRISTOL AND EXETER. from 1,2 1,2 1,2,311,2 Exp. J Mail 1,2 1,2 1,2" Exp. 1,2 1,2 Mail I 11,2,3 1,211,2 11,2 1,2 Mail am a m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. £ a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. PaclcWton 7 5 7 45 9 50 10 15 12 30 1 40 2 45 4 50 5 30 7 0 8 55 8 0 9 15 2 0 7 0 8 55 Reading- 9 20 8 52 11 35 1 44 4 5 5 32 7 3 8 27 10 10 10 15 10 45 3 21 8 27 10 10 Swindon 12 30 10 27 11 25 1 1513 25 5 55 6 35 8 40 11 50 5 1 0 510 ..1150 Chippenham 8 45 1 Is'lO 51 11 4o 1 45 3 50 6 26 6 54 9 7 12 20 g 2 0 9 0 5 39 12 20 Bath 9 15 2 3211 19 12 5 2 101. 4 15 5 15 6 52 7 13 9 30 8 3012 50 p 2 58 9 30 6 13 9 30 12 50 Y Arrival 9 45 3 23 11 50 12 25 2 40! 4 40 5 45, 7 20 7 35 10 0 9 0 1 15 10 3 45 10 0 6 40,10 0 1 15 Bristo1 Depart. 7*50 10 0 5 0| 12 30 3 0| 5 0 7 50 7 50 1 25 § 5 0_ 7 50 1 25 Weston-sun -Ma 8 2510 27 5 45 12 40 3 25 5 45 8 15 8 15 5 45 8 2o Bridtwater' 1 U 6 38 1 15 4 17 6 38 U 2 9 2 2 35 £ 6 38 9 10, 2 35 TS £ 9301126 7 3 140 43717 3 922 922 3 03 7 3930 30 Tiverton June 9 4S111 49 7 20 1 40 4 4i>j 7 20 | B| 7 20 9 48 Exeter 10 40112 45! 8 30 2 30 5 50; 8 30 |10 30[10 30| ■ I 4 5 | 8 30110 40l 4 5 1, 2 j 2 1 ExP- l> 2 | *> 2 l> 2 L' 2 Mail 1,2,3 M"I72I 1, 2~lfaiT am lam i a.m. i a.m. a.m. i a.m. p.m. p.m. 1 p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. £ a,.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. Exc+er .I 6 301 7 50! 9 4512 40 2 40 5 4o 9 0 ° 6'30 2 40 9 0 Tiverton J un'c" 6 48 8 0 9 48 12 40 2 50 5 57 S 6 48 2 oO •• •• Taunton 7 45 8 56 10 53 1 27 3 48 6 53 10 5 < 7 4o 3 43 10' 5 BridAvatVr .18 12 9 23 11 15 1 45 4 10 7 15 10 30 g 8 12 4 10 ..10 30 West'on-sup.-Ma 8 25 9 40 11 34 1 55 4 25 7 34 g 8 25 4 25 n (Arrival 9 30 10 35 12 30 2 3o 5 20 8 30 11 40 9 30 y 20 .1140 Bristol Deoart 7 0 8 10' 8 35 10 50 10 45 12 40 2 39 3 30 4 30 5 3o 7 3011 50 0 10 0 7 30 o 30 8 4t> 11 50 Bath 7 30 8 26| 9 o! 11 40 11 8 1 4 2 55 3 55 5 0 6 0 8 0|12 10 « 10 40 8 0 5 55 9 15 12 10 Chippenham. 8 15 8 48 9 3512 30 11 40 1 36 3 17 4 261 j 6 33 12 40 11 30! 8 45 6 28 12 40 I Swindon 9 2510 23; 1 20 12 27 2 24 3 55 5 16| I 17 1 2o d 12 30j 7 10 125 Reading 10 13ill 53i 4 40 1 47 3 44 6 52j | S 4> 2 5o k 3 0| 8 30 8 40 2 oo 'Paddlngton 11 01 1 10! 6 40 3 0 5 Of 5 25. 8 15' ..10 15 .4 15! .6 01 10 o 10 10 415; BRISTOL TO BIRMINGHAM. FROM 1,2 1,2 1, 2 Exp 123 Mail 1,2,3 123 Mail am. a.m.1 a.m. pm. p.m p.m. a.m. pm. p.m. Bristol 8 0 11 "0 3 15 5 0 6 35 6 45 5 0 6 35 Man-otsfield 8 12 1111 5 15 7 0 5 15 Yate 8 21 11 23 3 33 5 27 7 0 7 12 5 27 7 0 Wickwar 8 33 5 39 7 24 5 39 Charfield § 3S 11 38 3 46to 45 7 19 g 7 30 5 45 7 19 -Eefkelewltoad. 8 50 11 49 3 56 5 57 7 32 7 42 5 57 V 32 i'rooester 9 0 11 58 6 i p 7 52 6 7 Stonehouse 9 3 12 2 4 S 6 13 7 50 g 7 58 6 13 7 50 Gloucester 7 0 9 3s! 12 35 4 41 6 54 S 30 -a 8 39 6 54 8 30 Cheltenham 7 20 9 54l 12 55^4 56 7 14 8 50 8 59 7 14 8 50 Tewkesbury 7 23 9 57i 12 5SI5 0 7 20 S 54 9 5 7 20 8 54 Worcester 7 32:10 0| 1 4 5 0 7 28 9 6 9 13 7 2s 9 6 liirmingliam 9 5(lj 11 53| 3 5;6 45 9 45 11 0 1130 9 45 11 0 BIRMINGHAM TO BRISTOL. FROM 1,2 Ml. 1,2 1,2 1,2 1,2,? Exp. Ml. 1,2,3 123 am am. a.m. a.m. pm. p.m. pm. am. am. pm. Birmingham 14!) 7 30 11 0 2 30 6 30 8 45 1 40 6 45 5 0 Worcester 2 14 8 12 1 1 27 2 55 7 13 9 0 • 2 14 7 28 5 43 Tewkesbur}' 9 24 12 27 3 52 8 22 9 48 z 8 35 6 50 Cheltenham 7*30 3 50 9 58 12 57 4 24 9 0 10 15 < 3 50 9 13 7 28 Gloucester. 7 55:4 3(1 10 29 1 28 4 59 9 34 10 30 4 30 9 47 8 2 Stonehouse 8 15!4 52 10 50 1 48 5 19 9 54 t* 4 52 10 7 S 22 Frocester S 201 10 55 5 24 9 59 g ••• 10 12 8 27 Berkeley-Rd 8 30'5 7 11 5 2 2 5 35 10 12 § 5 7 10 25 8 40 Charfield .8 42 5 21 1117 2 13 5 46 10 24 § 5 21 10 37 S 52 Wickwar 8.471 11 22 5 51 10 29 10 42 8 57 Yate 8 57} 11 33 2 27 6 4 10 40 10 53 9 8 Mangotsfield;9 10; 11 43) 6 16 10 53 11 6 9 2l Bristol j9 30,6 0 11 55 2 50 6 35 11 15 ,6 0 11 30 9 45 This train and the 5 p.m. up train stop at Fishponds on Thurs- days and Saturdays. TAFF YALE. (All the trains are mixed, and call at each station.) CARDIFF TO 'MEMPHYK AND ABERDABE—Morning, 9 0 (Mail)— Afternoon, 1 0 and 5 30. On Sundays—Morning, 9 30—After- noon, 4 0. MERTHYR TO ARERDARE AND CARDIFF—Morning, 7 45-After" noon, 1 10 (Mail) and 5 40. Oil Sundays—Morning, 8 15- Afternoon, 4 10. AKERDARE TO CARDIFF—Morning, 7 40-Afternoon, 1 5 and 5 35 (Mail). On Sundays—Morning, 8 10-Aftemoon, 4 5 ABERD YRE TO MERTHYR.—-Morning, 9 lO-Afternoon, 1 5 and 5 3.5. On Sundays—Morning, 9 40—Afternoon, 4 5.
FRANCE. Sunday being the day appointed for electing a representa- tive for the department of the Seine, the polling of votes in each section of Paris commenced at nine o'clock. A letter from M. Fernand Foy, written on Saturday, is published in most of the moderate papers, stating that he is at a loss to explain the doubts raised as to his resignation of his candidacy, after the declarations made on two distinct occasions by the Electoral Union. He renews that resigna- tion in the most formal manner, and declares that he will vote with all the men of order for M. Leclerc. In answer to a challenge of the Patrie, expressing a desire to knew the cause of Eugene Sue's retract from military and naval service, the Socialist candidate has addressed a letter to the editor of the moderate evening paper, giving an out- line of his military and naval career, and proving the motive of his retirement honourable. General Lamoriciere has opened a subscription to defray the expenses of M. Leclerc's election, and he has himself sub- scribed 100 francs. On Saturday M. Carlier set his sergens-de-ville on a razzia, putting to rout all the little coops ZD where old women sit selling papers. All the prints of the opposition, whether on stall or in shop, were seized wherever found except at booksellers' shops, or in the offices of the papers. Half Paris was bewildered by this sweeping stroke, and no one could get his Steele, National, Presse, or any other liberal paper, unless he was a regular subscriber, or went to the above-mentioned sanctuaries, which the police durst not in- vade. Three thousand copies of the JQvenement were sold under the porti cochere, in the llue Montmartin, which opens to the office of the Presse. M. Laboulie presented the report on law of mayors, which recommends the rejection of the Government's bill.
SPAIN. It appears that the King had been for some days pressing his Royal. Consort, in the most earnest manner, to tree her- self from slavish subjection" to her Ministers. The Queen resisted, and sent for Narvaez. A scene of violence took place, the King declared solemnly that on the very day of her Majesty's accouchement he should order post horses and quit, not only Madrid, but the Spanish territory. The rea- sons stated by his Majesty for taking this step are, it is said, similar to those alleged by him for having quitted the Royal Palace not long after his marriage, and for having re- mained in almost complete seclusion for so many months at the country seat of the Prado. The King at the same time is said to have declared his firm intention to publish, imme- diately on leaving his Consort, a manifesto to the nation. In the manifesto he should recount all the incidents which forced him to the step, The Queen was much excited and the Ministers, after repeated consultations, came to the reso- lution of adopting energetic measures to save the honour of the Crown." It was therefore agreed that the King should be prevented from quitting the palace at all risks. This de- termination was announced to the King, who, after another scene, was forced to submit bon gre mal gre. His Majesty, after a short captivity, with the halberdiers stationed at his door, capitulated, and had consented to'accompany the Queen in public on the evening of the 23rd. The Progresistas sided with the Government in this question. The conduct of the King is said to have been suggested by some Carlist agent, Father Falqincio perhaps..
ROME. On the 18th ult., the Pope, standing on a stage erected at the foot of the Vatican steps, gave his benediction to the French army of occupation assembled in the piazza of St. Peter's to the number of 8,000 men. On one side of his Holiness stood the French Cardinal Dupont, and on the other, the Absolutist Minister, Cardinal Antonelli. Letters from Rome of the 19th and 20th ult,, give no hint as to the line of policy the Pope intends to adopt. Several arrests had taken place. The political tribunals had been abolished, and all trials not completed abandoned. The re- organisation of the papal army was being carried on with activity; the number of men in active service will be 12,000.
GERMANY. A letter from Frankfort of the 23rd ult., in the Deutsche Zeitung, states that it has now been resolved to allow the Interim Commission to continue its provisional existence on and beyond the 1st of May. Prussia and Austria are agreed on this point, and as to the other Governments, it is ex- pected that they will not raise any objection, since the Northern States go with Prussia, and the Southern King- doms with Austria. ————
GREECE, Intelligence from Athens of the 19th ult. had reached Vienna on the 23rd, announcing that the Greek affair may be considered as all but arranged. According to this intelli- gence it would appear that the amount of damages is fixed at 60,000 drachmas, that some apology will be made by the Greek Government, and that the British flag, when hoisted on the Hotel of the English Minister at Athens, shall be saluted from the Acropolis by 21 guns. There were appre- hensions King Otho would make some difficulty about the apology; but doubts are entertained as to the correctness of the whole intelligence,
SICILY. A shock of earthquake took place on the 14th ult., at Ragusa, which exceeded in violence and duration that of 1843, and threw the inhabitants into a perfect state of con- sternation. The undulatory movement first began at one o'clock in the day and, was preceded by a bi-ight'liglit, which soon disappeared. The gates of the city were opened to give egress to the inhabitants in case of need. Many of the walls and roofs of the houses were damaged, and the furni- ture in some of them thrown down and broken. Similar shocks were felt at the same time at Jara and at Stagno; at the latter place several houses were thrown down.
AMERICA. From Washington the intelligence is unimportant, Con- gress continuing to debate the Slavery question. A change iii the Cabinet was rumoured,
Mimi The result of the division on the second reading of Sir John Romilly's hill has taken by surprise the friends of the Irish land proprietors, and will sadly puzzle them how to pro- ceed for the purpose of obtaining the extension of that measure which they have been seeking for. The petition for the enlargement of the bill is rapidly receiving signatures, and, ZD as the Evening Mail informs us, has already been signed by ffft deputy-lieutenants and many other magistrates, besides y b several members of parliament, clergymen of different pur- suasions, agents, men in business, and many of the general public of all shades of opinion." The arguments employed on the occasion amount to this, that it must now appear whether the Government are seriously resolved upon the extirpation of the Irish landlords without any mitigation of hostility or allowing any chance of escape. If the bill be passed in its present form, they allege that such result must be the inevitable consequence, and that they will only be confirmed in the opinion that it has long been aimed at by the English Government and by a large party in England for I personal objects. Lord Gough arrived last week by the Chester and Holy- head boat at Kingstown, accompanied by Col. Gough, Col, Bates, George Gough, Esq., &c., and when the distinguished veteran was recognised, the cheers with which he was received by a large crowd that had assembled were quite enthusiastic, The correspondent of the Banner of Ulster states that the southern portion of the tenant-right deputation now in Lon- don are perfectly satisfied as to the justice of the claims put forward on behalf of the north, so that any anticipation of difference on that material point has not been realised. The preparations for the conference on tenant-right in Dublin are not lost sight of. The accounts from all parts of the country on the progress of the crops are most cheering. The weather continues fa- vourable, although sometimes chilly and overcast; and fine specimens of new potatoes have been produced in various quarters. j
AltRIV AL IN LIVERPOOL OF 160 SHIP- WRECKED EMIGRANTS. At the police court, Liverpool, on Friday, Lieut. Hodder, accompanied by Captain John Thomas, applied to Mr. Rushton as follows: Captain Thomas stated that he was master of the Cushla Machree emigrant vessel, belonging to Messrs. Evans and Son, of Galway. On the 30th of March, when sixteen hundred miles from Cape Clear, the vessel was struck by a heavy sea, and thrown on her beam ends; when she was apparently sinking he gave orders to have the three masts cut away, and other measures taken to keep the ship afloat. They hoisted signals of distress, and the Infanta, Captain Henry Purdy, of New York, stood to, and re- mained with them for 30 hours ultimately 159 of the passengers (one had died on board), himself, and the crew were taken on the Infanta., 'an,,l arrived in this port that morning, and they were now on the south quay of the Nelson Dock. Several of the passengers had been wounded by the concussion, and the whole of them, with the exception of a family, consisting of eight, in the cabin, were destitute. Captain Purdy had behaved in the most handsome and humane manner throughout the whole affair. Mr. Rushton had them conveyed to the workhouse from the Nelson Dock, where a piteous and heartrending scene of misery presented itself. The poor creatures, who were all from the neighbourhood of Galway, and the, majority of whom are women and children, were collecting their luggage beneath the shed on the south side of the dock; the children were clinging to the skirts of their mothers, who were suffused with tears; the sharks em- ployed by the lodging-house keepers having spread a report amongst them that the workhouse (to which they were to be taken for a temporary shelter) was in a most filthy- state—that most of the inmates were lying in fever, and that they (the emigrants) would be retained there. However, through the activity of Mr. Murphy and his men, these erroneous impressions were, to a very considerable extent, dissipated; and the fiends who sought to lead them to dens in which to be plundered of their little all, succeeded in entrapping but comparatively few victims, as nearly the whole of the wretched creatures acted upon the advice of the officers, by going to the workhouse, several lorries having been engaged to convey their lug(rage.-Livei-pool Paper.
ESCAPE FROM DROWNING. On Saturday last, David Barclay, Esq., late M. P. for Sunder- land, and who resides at Eastwick Park, near Leatherhead, Surrey, was rescued from a watery grave, under extraordinary circumstances. On that day the neighbourhood of Dorking was visited by a terrific storm, during which Mr. Barclay was going on horseback from Eastwick Park over Ranmore Common to his brother's, Mr. Charles Barclay, of Bury Hill. Proceeding along the valley, he reached the bottom end of Milton Court Pond, which supplies an overshot wheel below. On nearing its centre, where the water was nearly overflowing the banks, the gushing and roaring of the rapid current through the flood-gate frightened Mr. Barclay's pony, and, backing towards the pond, the pony and its rider were precipitated into a depth of between 12 and 14 feet of water, with a strong current towards the flood-gates. George Quaite, a youth about 18 years of age, who had observed the accident from an open window at the back part of the mills, jumped through it, and ran instantly to the flood-gates. At first Mr. Barclay was not visible, but a few seconds had only elapsed when Quaite saw his body coming some little depth under water, and rapidly carried by the current to the flood-gates, where he would have been sucked under," and all human avail would have been useless. Quaite seized Mr. Barclay by his hair, and brought his head above water, at the same time his body came with great force against the flood-gates, and his legs were forced underneath by the impetuous current; other persons then rushed forward, and owing to their exertions Mr. Barclay was brought safe to the bank, was then taken into the miller's house and puf to bed in hot blankets, &c. After a lapse of some hours, Mr. Barclay so far recovered as to be enabled to endure removal to his brother's residence, and is, we hear, doing well. The mill and farm adjoining are the property of W. J. Evelyn, Esq., M.P. for Surrey. The pony swam ashore.
OUTRAGE AND MURDER AT OTLEY. Thequiet agricultural town ofOtley was thrown into a state of great excitement on Saturday last by the committal of a most brutal outrage and murder. Four excavators, commonly called navvies," named George Towlerton, Robert Farrer, Nathaniel Scholey, and Wm. Jacques, authors of the murder and outrage, haveallbeen apprehended, and are now in custody awaitingtheir trial. These men had been employed at some new reservoirs now making on Romalds-moor, near Burley Woodhead, by Thomas Horsfall, Esq., of Burley Hall, near Otley. After drinking at Otley on Saturday till late at night, these men sallied out, up Westgate, where they commenced demolishing windows and doing other wanton mischief to property, when an attempt to obstruct their proceedings induced them to make a regular on- slaught on all who came within their reach. The result was, that a young man named John Dawson, a tobacconist, was murdered in the affray; his brother, Robert Dawson, a wool sorter, was stabbed in the cheek Mrs. Dickinson was cut in the buttock Mr. Brunfit, a constable, was cut in the neck; Mr. Wm. Barret, a wool sorter, was also cut in the same part a young woman named Kershaw was cut in the shoulder; and an attempt was made to cut the throat of Mr. William Oldfield, of Burley. No provocation appears to have been given by any one, the attack being that of drunken men, who had allowed their brutal passions to obtain the complete mastery over them.
MINING MARKET. MIXES.—The mining share market has not been so brisk this week, as we have had for some time past, although several shares in our leading mines have changed hands. The advices received from the great mining districts of Cornwall and Devon arc generally of a gratifyfng character—the mines, on the whole, looking remarkably well. CURRENT PRICES OF METALS. ENQLISFIRAO.V. a S. (Z. ENGLISH OPPEK. d £ S. d. Bar,bolt, &sq. Lon. per ton 5 15 0 j Ordinary sheets .peril. 0 0 10 -N,,iil I-cds 6 15 0 Old col)pcr -c 11 0 0 9 Hoops 715 0; FOREIGN COPPER, Sheets (singles) 8 la lJ; South Amerjcariinbond,, Bars, atCardiff&Mewp. 4 17 6 •'< •• Refined Metal, Wales* 3 10 0 ENGLISH LEAD, g Bo. Anthracite* „ 3 10 .perton | « » Fig I,Wales,cold-blast 3 5. « tq in o Do. 'hot-blast,, 3 15 rt|^e.d.f » 10Q JJ Bo., 1, Clyde,netc. 2 3 6 } ,e,j"V"l\ 21 0 0 Blewitt'sVat. itefi.Iron bhot (latent) for bars,rails, &e. free FOREIGN LEAD,, H oil brd. at Newport* 3 1Q 0 Spanish, in bond 17 10 Q D.)., do., for tin-plates, American ditto boilerplates, &c. do. 4 10 0 ENGLISH TIN". I Stirling s Pat., lough- Blocks per act. 3 17 0 ened, in Glasgow. 2 13 0 Bars 3 18 o Do. Wales 3 15 0 .jjefined"" 4 5 0 Ktaff. bars at ths works,, 7 5 0 Pi<>;s, in Staffordshire 3 5 0 FOREIGN TIN. H Kails 5 5 0 Banca,inbond „ 3 U 0 r»viir<i 4 0 0 &traits d U 0 I'er'uv.fimo.SJ'p.ct.ciis. SIVM'T"5 N 0II' 13 0 0 TIN PLATES. I IC Coke .per box 1 8 0 Soi'U IC Charcoal 1 13 0 eourieff' ixditto i -.s 0 Archangel -—- SPELTER, M FOREIGN STEEL, c Plates,warehouscdperton 15 10 0 Swedish kegs 14 15 0 Ditto, to arrive. — I)o., fagt 15 0 0 Zinc.n ENGLISH CQPPF.R. d English Sheet 21 0 Tough cake 88 10 0 QUICKSILVER, O Tile" 87 10 0 Perlb 0 4 0 ENGLISH CQPPF.R. d English Sheet 21 0 Tough cake 88 10 0 QUICKSILVER, O Tile" 87 10 0 Perlb 0 4 0 'l'Cl'iII8.-rt, 6 mouths, or 2} percent, dis; b, ditto; c, ditto; d, 6 months, or 3 per cent, discount; c, 6 months, or 2!pr cent. dis.; f, ditto; g, ditto; h, ditto; t, ditto; k, net cash 7 months, oi. 3 per cent. dis.; m, net cash, • 3 months, or 1 k percent, dis o, ditto, l| dis. Cold blast, free on board 'in Wales. in Wales. PRICES OF WELSH MINING SHARES. I Shares. Company. Paid. Price. 1,000 Aborgwessyn 9 6 10,000 Blan wen Iron •— — 8,000 Blaenavon 50 10: jo,000 British Iron, New Regis 12 8 — Do. Scrip 10 10 1,000 Cwm Eriia 4 '4.J 3,000 Dyfngwm 10 15 6,100 Gada.ir — — 100 Grogwynion — — 1,000 Llwyn Malys 9 10 3,600 Llynvi Iron 50 50 5,000 Merionethshire Slate and Slab — — 8,000 Pennant and Craig wen 3 100 Penrliiw — 10,000 Rhvmney Iron 50 J3 10,000 Do. iN, ew 7 6 2,500 RhoswhiddolandBaoheiddon 10 10 9
|Miniimifim) :3ntrlligrnrr. HOUSE OF LORDS.—THURSDAY, APRIL 25. The Alterations in Pleadings Bill, the Titles of Religiou Congregations Bill, and the Pirates Head Money Bill, respec- tively went through committee. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—THURSDAY, APRIL 25. The report of the Kidderminster Election Committee was pre- sented, to the effect that Mr. Best has been duly elected as a representative of that borough. The committal of the Australian Colonies Bill was then pro- ceeded with. Various clauses were passed, with some opposition and an attempted amendment by Mr. ROEBUCK relative to the disposal of the surplus revenue of the colonies. After the gallery had been cleared, the amendment was with- drawn without a division. On the federal clause some prolonged discussion took place, Mr. ROEBUCK arguing that according to the provisions of the measure the interests of the smaller members of the Federation might be swamped by the superior weight in the Federal As- sembly possessed by the larger. In this view Mr. DISRAELI concurred, instancing the example of the United States, and arguing that federation implied absolute equality among the associated communities. After a prolonged discussion, the committee divided— For the clause 61 Against 10-54 The other clauses of the bill provoked no discussion of in- terest. The Securities for Advances (Ireland) Bill was then discussed When the House divided there were. For the second reading 186 Against 41 14,5 The bill was then read a second time, and ordered to be com- mitted on Monday. The Naval Prise Balance Bill went through committee, after a division upon an amendment moved by Capt. HAKIUS, which was negatived by 70 votes to 5. The House adjourned at ten minutes to one o'clock. HOUSE OF LORDS.—FRIDAY, APIUL 26. The Lords met at 5 o'clock, but, after a sitting of a few minutes, occupied with the reception of petitions, adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—FRIDAY, APRIL 26. On the motion for the committal of the Distressed Unions Advances and Repayments (Ireland Bill) Col. SiBTiioRPE moved that the committee be postponed to that day six months. So far as they were audible, the hon. and gallant member's arguments were based upon the assumption that a loan to Ireland signified a gift, and presented no chance of repayment. The House divided- For going into committee 132 For the amendment 12-120 The House then went into committee on the bill. Some mis- cellaneous discussion took place among the Irish members upon the various clauses, and an amendment was moved by Mr. CLEMENTS annulling the discretionary power vested in the Trea- sury to call in the amounts advanced to Irish unions under the bill, and substituting a provision that those advances should be repaid at the end of a teim of not less than 40 years. This proposition was objected to by Lord J. RUSSELL, and finally rejected upon a division, by a majority of 85 to 31. Th« clause was then agreed to, and the bill went through committee was then agreed to, and the bill went through committee no further discussion calling for The House then resumed. On the motion for going into committee of supply, Sir J. PACKINGTOX called the attention of the government to the controversy that had been waged between the Marquis of Westminster and the rate-payers of Chelsea, respecting the expenses of making and maintaining the King's-road, in that parish. Mr. MACGREGOR moved that in consideration of the recent changes in the navigation laws, the stamp duties on marine assurances, bills of lading, and other shipping documents should be abolished. Lord J. MANNERS seconded the motion. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER referred to the former replies he had made to previous motions of tax reduction and repeated on the present occasion that it was unadvisable to draw any further at this moment upon the treasury surplus, and that it would be unwise to predicate what tax should stand first for abolition when the revenue could afford it. Alderman THOMPSON briefly referred to the propriety of with- drawing a tax which operated so injuriously upon the commerce of the country. Mr. HUME reproached the ministry with having failed to fulfil their promises of relief to the shipping interest, given when the repeal of the navigation laws was under discussion. Lord J. RUSSELL denied that any pledges had been offered which had not kept. Mr. DUNCAN stated, that the duty now levied was driving away the insurance business from England to Hamburgh, and other untaxed countries. Mr. HENLEY argued, that an appropriation of the treasury I Rurp]us in alleviating the taxation, was more beneficial than a trifling payment of debt. The House divided upon the original motion- Ayes ] 56 Noes 89—67 The amendment was consequently lost. Mr. DISRAELI commented in sarcastic terms upon the fre- quent failures of the ministry in their financial schemes. They were more troubled with their present surplus than they had been by former deficiencies. The budget was begun many weeks since, but was not yet finished. Relief had been promised to the agricultural distress, but the word of promise was kept only to the ear. Concluding that the four or five times amended Stamp Duty Repeal Act was now defunct, lie invited the Government to explain what they meant to do with the money originally appropriated to the purposes of that bill. Lord J. RUSSELL retorted upon Mr. Disraeli that he had stopped the business of the House in order to give them some information which was incorrect, and make some inquiries which were superfluous, Recapitulating the financial schemes indicated when the budget was first brought forward, the noble lord submitted that the Government were diligently carrying them out. The charge of vacillation he threw back upon the member for Buckinghamshire, who had enlivened the recess with projects for a sinking fund, ° and now appeared as a sun- porter of every plan for remitting taxes, regardless of the danger it might involve of leaving the Exchequer with a defi- ciency. Upon his proceeding to argue that the object of this policy was to compel the ministry by stress of poverty to restore the corn duty, the inference was greeted with eager cheers from the protectionist benches, to which a responsive shout from the ministerial side of the House was immediately returned. This policy, added Lord J, Russell, of pursuing a shadow, damaged the credit of the country on one side, and endangered its peace on the other. The discussion was concluded without a motion or division and the House went into committee of supply, but progress was re- ported, and the House resumed without any votes Leing taken. The House adjourned at a quarter after 12 o'clock. ° HOUSE OF LORDS.—MONDAY, APRIL 29. Several bills were respectively advanced 'a stage, and some petitions presented, without discussion. After a very brief sitting their lordships adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS—MONDAY, APRIL 29. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER introduced his long promised bill to amend the laws relating to pavings banks. Some change in the administration of those establishments was neces- sitated by the enormous development they had undergone havin- in the course of a few years expanded to the vast amount of 2 millions of invested capital. At the same time the benevolent impulses which had first inspired their formation had proved unequal to secure a properly careful and unremitting watch ove; their business details. Briefly sketching the various acts which had been passed to regulate the administration of the savinf. banks as they multiplied in number, Sir C. Wood remarked upon the evils which had attended the existing state of the law wheret-% the management of the funds was practically left at the uncon- trolled discretion of the respective trustees, but unaccompanied 10, any personal responsibility to the depositors for any accidental fraudulent losses that might be experienced. Disowning aI, intention of establishing a Government interference with tl official managers of the institutions, he therefore proposed, as th condition of their assuming the responsibility for all deposits, the' the commissioners for the reduction of the national debt shoui appoint paid treasurers, through whose hands the entire mass receipts and payments was to pass. Any violation of this rule b\ any other officers of the savings banks receiving or paying deposit was to render the offender liable to the ordinary "penalties ff misdemeanours. For all moneys paid to these official treasurers ti Government was to become liable towards the depos; 'o. Tl commissioners were, in addition, to be empowered to send dow. an inspector to any bank which they might think proper, to aud the accounts, and provide against any possible fraud in its admii istration. It was also intended to limit to Eloo the maximur. amount of deposits by any single individual in the savings ban; and to reduce the interest paid thereon to E2 1.5s. percent. A lo ,mighthereafter, as in times past, accrue to the Government up" the general transaction of savings bank business but this los Vould vary according to the times, the prices of the public funv &c.; and might be hoped at no time to reach any very serif.1:, amount. Various provisions extending to the funds of frienc;: societies, minors, lunatics, accumulations for the purchase < annuities, life assurances, &c., wete afterwards detailed by tl, Chancellor of the Exchequer, who concluded a prolonged expos tion of his measure by moving for leave to uring ill the bill order that it might be printed. After a short discussion, leave was given to bring in the bill. ECCLESIASTICAL COMMISSION BILL. Sir G. GTUEY recapitulated the course of preliminaiy inqui; on which this bill was founded. Mr. HORSMAN believed that the bill, as a measure of eccles: astical reform, was not such as the Government desired, but sue' as they had been able to carry through the House of Lords, dF formed by a variety of concessions wrested from them by the oppo- sition of the prelates. Among the acknowledged faults of the Ecclesiastical Commission was its oversize. This fault was not remedied on the contrary, the number of members was increased from 49 to 51. Another fault was the preponderating weight 01 the clerical element, which was also left unrectificd. The com- mittee of inquiry had recommended the appointment of three paid commissioners, wishing to introduce the innovation of pay- ment with the natural accompaniment of responsibility. By the bill the number of paid commissioners was reduced to two, one of whom was to be appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, although the primate and the whole episcopal bench remained themselves on the commission, and thus held a virtual monopoly of influence at the board. This conclusion the hon. member strengthened by examining the constitution of the Estates Com- mittee, and contended that the solitary lay paid commissioner would be utterly overpowered, being left in a minority of one to three on the committee, and of one to fifty in the general meetings of the ecclesiastical commissioners. In its present shape, in fact, the measure wasso mistaken and imperfect that he should counsel its rejection rather than adopt it unamended. As instances of the o extravagance and mismanagement of other ecclesiastical boards, he gave some minute details of the commissions for church build- ing" and the administration of Queen Anne's Bounty. £ 8,000 a-year was wasted upon those two boards, which might be advan- tageously consolidated with the Ecclesiastical Commission. With respect to that body, he advocated first, the restoration of the third paid commissioner as originally intended in the present bill. Next he argued, that as the business to be done was purely secular, the episcopal bench had no right to feats among its members. The church did not consist of the bench of bishops. Its property had been robbed in former ages by knigs and nobles, and was since abstracted by ecclesiastical commissions. The prela'es were represented there, and their interests protected, but no care was taken and no voice raised in the commission for the parochial clergy. Upon a board for administering temporalities the bishops had no proper duties; they had most important duties calling them elsewhere to the performance of the various offices appertaining to their sacred vocation. The hon. member then drew a portrait of the fathers of the church as they ought to be, contrasting it with the outline indicated in the present bill, which he designated a bishops' biB," and showed that it mir??^?d Ihi.N.ob! they ought not to I" <\r '2 \.T;J :0 .>: