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jEntpmal IJatitatiteut. HOUSE OF LORDS—THURSDAY. The Duke of RUTLAND presented a Petition-from the Leicestershire Agricultural Society against any alteration of the Corn Laws. The Earl of RlrON moved an address for a copy of the letter from the secretary of the governor of Van Dieman's Land, to Colonel Arthur, dated October 10th, 1836. His Lordship highly comp'imented the conduct of Colonel Arthur as a humane and intelligent governor. Lord GLEN EI.G stated that he had no objection to the motion, which was agreed to. Lord BROUGHAM gave notice that on Monday next he would submit a motion with reference to the state of the business of the House. The Bishop of EXE TER, having presented a Petition from the corporation of Macclesfield, for the repeal, or material alteration of the Poor Law Amendment Act, moved for papers regarding the regulations adopted respr-ctiug attendance at public worship. In the course of his speech bis Lordship condemned the pew system, which separated, in so marked a manner, the rich from the poor. The motion with which the Right Reverend Prelate concluded, "as as follows: — "lhut there be laid before the House a copy of a:iv rule or rules made by the Poor Law Commissioners, preventing the pauper inmates of workhouses from attending divine worship in their several parish Churches on the Lord's day; and also a copy of any regulations of the board of guardians of any parish to that effect, which had received the sallcl ion of the Poor La w Commissioners; also, of any regulations under which the inmates of workhouses hud been permitted, with the sanction of the said Commissioners, to go out to attend divine worship." The Duke of RICHMOND contended that a per- mission such as the Right Keveieud Prelate advo- cated, would be used not to promote religion, but fill the beer shops. He regretted this attack Oil the Poor Law Amendment Act. The Earl of MALMESBUKY thought that one of the worst features of the Act con-isted in treating poverty as a crime. Earl Ft IXWtLHAM denied that the Act treated poverty as a crime. All that it did was to secure the rate payers from being imposed upon. Lords ELLENBOROUGH and COLCHESTER said a few words. Lord MELBOURNE crave full credit to the motives claimed by the Right Reverend Prelate in bringing" forward the mo.'ion, as not to do so would be to class him with those worst of seditious dema- gogues who were endeavouring to exci!e public feeliug against a just law. The Noble Lord concluded by stating that he had no objection to the production of the papers moved for. After a few words from the Marquess of BUTE, and a brief reply from the Bishop of EXETER, the motiou was agreed to. .#1-# HOUSE OF COMMONS—TmiitsDAY. The Great North of England Railway Bill, and the Bridlington Harbour Bill (after debate and division), were severally read a third time and passed. all the motion of the ATTORNEY-GEVERAL, the l,oi,ds' Ainetidiiienis to the Municipal Corpora- tions Act amendment Bill were ordered to be printed. He then presented Petitions from Mr Nichols, the printer of the Voles" and Petitions of the House, setting forth that notice of an action for libel had been served on him regarding a Railway Petition, &c.; and from Messrs Handsard, communicating that Stockdale had brought another action against them for libel. Petitions ordered to be printed, and to be consi- dered another day. Lord STANLEY observing that Lord John Rus- sell had now postponed his motion respecting Church Leases to Thursday, the 8th of June, said he wished to know in case the discussion on that question lasted over to a second night's debate, what course the Noble Lord proposed to pursue with respect to the Irish Tithe Bill, which now stood for a second reading on the 9th of June? Lord JOHN RUSSELL said that, in the case supposed, he would postpone the Irish Tithe Bill till the following Monday. Mr HUME observed he had a motion about house- hold suffrage fixed for the 8th of June. Lord J. KUSSELL said, that if the debate on that question lasted to an hour too late for bringing on the motion respecting Church Leases, he would bring it forward the next day. Sir R. PEEL said, that besides the motion of the Hon. Member for Middlesex, for Household Suffrage, there was a motion of his Hon. and Gallant Friend, the Member for Lincoln, for the Ueductionof Official Salaries, and a motion of the Noble Lord the Mem- ber for Arundel, on the subject of Cracow. (A laugh.) The question, therefore, which he wished to ask the Noble Lord was this—whether, in the pro- bable event of his not being able to bring on his motion respecting Church Leases on Thursday, he would give (Fyecedeuce the next day to the subject of Church Leases or to that of Irish Tithes? Lord J. RUSSELL should certainly propose that the subject of Church Leases have the precedence. ,I,lr 'I'. DUNC(-) ',I BE moved for a Committee to inquire into the allegations contained in the Petition of Thomas Bradley, Esq., late Lieut.-Co'onel 2d West India regiment, presented to the House on the J 7 t Ii of February hist. In that Petition, Colonel Arthur, while Civil Goveinor of Honduras, was charged with ha ving usui ped military authority, and inflicted illegal Hogging by lap of drum. Lord IJOWICK"oppose.d the motion, maintaining that as the alleged fiOg-{iIlg'. took place more than 16 years ao,,o, ail o as the Mutiny Act prescribed that such charges should be preferred within three vears, except the existence of adequate impediments coutd be shown, it would be to place otficers in a most remarkable position, if such charges could be tolerated. His Lordship called on the House not to concede the Committee, and thereby fix a stigma, for such it would be, on Colonel Arthur. Mr HUME said that, with regard to the Honduras case of illegally Hogging it had not been allowed to sleep till now; Mr Bradley had reported it to the Horse Guards at the time, but no notice was taken of it. The House eventually divided on the motion: the numbers were-ayes, 31; noes, 81 majority against it 47. Mr BOIITHWICK then moved for leave to bring in a Bill fur the establishment ot a system of National Education. Mr LAW moved that the House do adjourn, which was carried by a majority of 36 to 34. "1'#1' HOUSE OF LORDS—Fbiday. Messengers from the Commons brought up the Manchester Great Junction Railway Bill, the Brid- lington Harbour Bill, and another private Bill, all of which were read a first time. The Glasgow Police Bill, the Turnpike Roads Act Continuation Bill, and the Anuuat Indemnity Bill, were read a third time and passed. Oil the motion of Lord DUNCANNON, the Dublin Police Bill was considered in Committee, and the report thereof ordered to be presented on Monday. The Recorders' Courts Bill was read a third time and passed. Lord DENMAN gave notice that on Tuesday next he should feel it to be his duty to bring under con- sideration certain resolutions adopted by the other House regarding the privilege of Parliament. Lord ELLENBOROUGH trusted that such course would not be pursued until the Noble and Learned Lord had given the matter his most serious considera- tion. Lord DENMAN replied that he had already done so and that as a Judge, and a Peer of Parliament, he did not consider that he had any alternative left.— Their Lordships then adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS—FRIDAY. Capt. PECHELL inquired whether the President of the Board of Trade would give assurance, on the part of the Government, that no delay would be allowed to take place in the appointment of an engineer, required by the untoward vote of a former evening. to be named to fix on the Brighton line of railway. Mr P. THOMSON answered that there would not be delay. Sir G. SINCLAIR complained of the repeated delays of the "budget," without any reasons being assigned. He trusted that the delay would be satisfactorily accounted for. He also adverted to the state of the country, the alarming prospects of trade, and the threatened extent of embarrassments; and expressed his opinion that as a measure of relief, it would be requisite to resort to a smaller paper currency, and to make silver a legal tender. Lord J. RUSSELL doubted not that the Chancel- lor of the Exchequer would be able satisfactorily to account for the deferring of the budget. As to the remarks that had just been made, he could not persuade himself that the object of them, what- ever might he their tendency, was to excite any unnecessary alarm; and as to the embarrassments, though undoubtedly they might be considerable, he apprehended that they were not to be compared with those of 1826. Mr S. CRAWFORD inquired whether the cir- cumstances regarding a sale for tithes in front of Wexford Gaol had been truly represented 1 Lord MORPETH said that he believed the ac- count to be much exaggerated, but that the consta- bulary force had undoubtedly been called out by the Sheriff, in virtue of powers possessed by him. Mr ROEBUCK inquired whether the negociation regarding the seizure of the Vixen by Russia had closed; and, if so, whether the result had been imparted to the owners? and, if both those events had happened, whether there would be any objection to produce the papers? Lord PALMERS TON answered that the commu- nications between the two Governments on this subject had ended; that the result had been im- parted to the owners, which was that this country had no turtherdemand to make on Russia regarding this trunsaction and that there would be no ob- jection to produce all the papers on this subject, with the exception of the King's Advocate's opinion, it not being customary to produce such document. Sir S I RAT FOKD CANNING inquired whether the papers would show the grounds on which the opinion formed had proceeded? Lord PALMEKSToN replied that all the papers would be produced, and Hon. Members would have an opportunity of drawing their own inferences, and judging for themselves. Lord D. STEWART aftei wards observed, that it was the opinion of the best judges of international law that Russia had no right to seize the VU-en, except that power were de facto in possession of the coast where the Vizen was captured. Was Russia in possession of the coast at the time of the capture ? Lord PALMERSTON said he had already stated that all the papers would be produced, and that, when Members would have the means of judging for themselves, he should be ready to go fully into the whole question. Lord SAN DON referred to the state of our trade with Spain; that the difficulties were greater than they had been, till recently, with Poitugal. He wished to know whether the Government were pre- pared to adopt a course towards Spain similar to that which had been adopted respecting Portugal ? Mr P. THOMSON answered that the cases-were not exactly analogous; but that injurious duties imposed by Spain had been complained ot, and negociations on the subject were now proceeding which he had hopes would end sati-sfactorily The House then once more went into Committee on the Poor Laws (Ireland) Bill, in which there were discussions of a very desultory character during the greater part of the remainder of the sitting. The Committee got as far as clause 42. The House (at 20 minutes after 12 o'clock) went into Committee for the further consideration for the Registration of Marriages, &c., Act Amendment Bill, and clauses up to 18 inclusive were agreed to.—Adjourned. .¿.,### HOUSE OF LORDS—MONDAY. The reception of Petitions occupied the House during the early part of their sitting. In answer to an inquiry by the Earl of MALMS- BUltY, The Marquis of LANSDOWNE said that a Bit!. founded on the report of the Tithe Commutation Committee in the other House, would be intro- duced w ithout loss of time. Lord BROUGHAM then, at considerable length, reviewed the present state of Parliamentary busi- ness, and moved for a Select Committee to consider the subject. The Noble and Learned Lord, in enumerating the various causes of the existing arrear, and of the late period of the session at which Bills were sent up from the Commons, omitted to mention the talkativeness of Hon. Mem- bers in that House—a point on which his Lordship's long experience as a Member of it might possibly have enabled him to throw much useful light. After a speech from Lord Melbourne, and a few words from the Duke of Wellington and the Duke of Richmond, the motion for a Committee was agreed to. Some unimportant business was then gone through, and their Lordships adjourned. "1' HOUSE OF COMMONS—MONDAY. The further consideration of the Wigan Glebe Estate Bill was postponed, after some conversa- tion, till Thursday, Mr HINDLEY having intimated his intention to move a clause that should provide for increased church accommodation in the neighbourhood, if it should be required, out of the increased value that the Bill purported to give to the living of the pre- sent incumbent. Several Petitions were presented, among which was one relating to a proposed new cemetery in the parish of St. Marylebone. The matter was finally fixed for Friday next. Lord J RUSSELL then stated in what order he proposed to take the business before the House. The ATTORNEY-GENERAL postponed till Friday his motion on the privileges of the House. The Order of the Day having been read for going into Committee on the Irish Poor Law Bill, Mr THOMAS ATTWOOD, as an amendment, moved a declaratory resolution, to the effect that the present monetary circulation was not sufficient for the purposes of the country. Lord J. RUSSELL declined to go into the subject, as he thought the discussion of it at this particular time would be productive of mischief- Several Hon. Members spoke, and the House divided- For the Amendment ^4 Against it The House next went into Committee on the Poor (Ireland) Relief Bill. A good deal of con- versation took place on the 43d clause, relating to the appointments of chaplains to the union work. houses, which was ultimately agreed to, by a majority of 122 to 36. T he other clauses, up to 47 inclusive, were afterwards agreed to, with more or less debating and clause 48 was postponed. t the Chair- .Air BROTHER I ON then moved that the Chair- man report progress, which was agreed to, and the House resumed.. The other Orders on the paper were variously disposed of, and at one o'clock the House adjourned. (For continuation of Parliament see second page.)

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