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ORIGINAL CHARADES. « t
ORIGINAL CHARADES. « t No. VIII- o On Highgate's classic land, Sir Pumpkin Bullion there had plann'd A Ferme ornee One day A very sad.disaster Had well nigh happened to its master- Sans hat and wig the Knight was seen to run- To those who saw, it may be fun, To him it was no cause of laughter For, lo my long horned firtt in wroth was running after. But fear, 'tis said, eives^wingsi Tis clear Sir Pumpkin gained strength bounds and springs From fear; For at one leap-we saw He cleared the broad Ha! ha But though escaped, the Knight for help still holloaed My second best explains what dire sensation followed. In memory of that, haweful sight, (The word was thus accented by the Knight,) Sir Pumpkin for his crest Assumed -or stole- The beast that caused him such affright; Its attitude, exprest By that heraldic term, which foims my whole. Solution of Charade of last week-RAIL-BOAD.
TO J. B. S.
TO J. B. S. There's a smile in that soft eye of thine, As it steals o'er my senses so sweet, That I fancy awhile thou art mine, While our eyes, love, in tenderness meet. And oft when my spirits were lone, More lone than this cold world could deem To that sweet smile how quickly I've flown, To sun in its-beautiful beam. Then Oh! could I be like the dove, To repose in the ark of thy care A shelter to find in thy love, For I know I should meet with it there. And hope, like a bird in a waste, Shall illumine my dtsolate way If tears o'er mine eyelids should haste, Thou, dearest, would chase them away. Cardiff, September 30,1841. E. G,
THE ATTORNEY TO HIS MISTRESS.
THE ATTORNEY TO HIS MISTRESS. 0, thou! bright image of a saint above, Whose charms those soft sensations now impart, Behold how cupid, in the Court of Love, Has marh'd his writ, and seized upon my heart. That heart, arrested by the dazzling eyes, No soonds can raise, no melody can cheer; But in thy bosom now imprison'd lies, I As may more fully. and at large appear And will yon not take pity on itslwoes, And hear the sad recital of its grief ? In some few words, its case I shall disclose, I Plead on its cause, and humbly pray relief! 0, beauteous maid with each perfection bless'd, Who now engrossest all my tender care j Lay not thy sad injunction on my breast, But fan the flame, which thou hast kindled there. And here I covenant, promise, and agree, No other maid my passion shall decoy, Ah! no, I'll give and grant it all to thee, To have, hold, occupy, possess, enjoy, For oh thy beauty with severe controul. Has brought its action against every sense; And served it sweet subpoena on my soul, To which, alas! I dare hot take defence. That, then. each comfort of my life is gone, And every joy in sequestration lies, But all released shall shortly be, by one- One beaming glance of thy.refulgent eyes! Oh they outvielmy sparkling silver sand, More black than e'en the ink I daily spill Like my red wax, thy blushing smiles expand— Thy fonn! how far more stately than my quill. Like my brief-paper is thy bosom fair Where every soft persuasive feeling sports; But with thy mind, what other can compare ? Ah none indeed, if we believe reports. Thus, then, my tender passion I impart; Hear them, sole object of my fond desire, How thou hast ta'en possession of my heart, And with love's flambeau set my soul on fire Oh then no longer let it furious burn, Nor rage destructive, through this tortur'd frame; Bat oh do thou in fond affection turn, And lull in Hymen's rites the holy flame! Come let us uow:tbe obligation)eal, And the blest bond perform, fulfil, and keep Till age at last shall o'er our senses steal, And close our eyes in everlasting sleep! And when our lives' short tenure shall be o'er. And death with dread habere shall appear, In quiet peace, possession we'll restore, Then By to Heaven's hiyh court, and enter students there'
FASHIONS FOR OCTOBER.
K.RTLING.-This place, called in Doomsday Book, Chertelingo, and by other authorities of Saxon time., Kirtlingtime, is occasionally spelled Cartlage, and Catledge. and the pronounciation is as varied as the orthography. The North Estate, at Kirtling, was purchased about the middle of the reign of Henry the Eighth, by Sir Edward North, who afterwards became the first Lord North. He built a large mansion, in the Tudor style of architecture, of which the gate- house only now remains, and reminds the spectator of the Wolsey portion of Hampton Court Palace. He also enlarged the channel of the church, to form a place of interment for his family, and was buried there in 1564. The second, third, fourth, and fifth Lords North were buried at Kirtlitig but since the title of North has been united to that of Guilford, the inter- ments of the North family have generally taken place at Wroxton Church, near Banbury, in Oxfordshire. Wroxton church was first adopted as a place of sepulture for the North family by the first Lord Guilford, who was buried there among the ancestors of his Lady, Frances, the second daughter and co- heiress of Thomas Pope, "jarl of Down. Wroxton Abbey is now in the possession of the Lady Susan North but the Kirtling estate was the property of the late truly excellent and lamented Maria. Mar- chioness of Bute, who was daughter of George Augustas, third Earl of Guilford, by his first wife, the Lady Maria Frances Mary Hobart, daughter of George, Earl of Buckinghamshire. The alms-houses to be built and endowed at Kirtling, under the %,v ill of the late Marchioness of Bute; will be a lasting IDC. morial ofber benevoletice and the poor inhabitants of that neighbourhood may well be pardoned if, with the feelings of former days, they look upon the tomb of their noble benefactor as the shrine of a patron saint. Lo! here the Lady Margaret North In Tomb of Earth doth lie Of husbands four, the faithful spouse, Whose fame shall never dye. One Andrew Frances was the first, The second Robert Hight, Surnamed Chartsey Alderman Sir David Brooke, a Knight, Was third. But he that passed all, And was in number fourth, And for his Virtues made a Lord, Was called Sir Edward North, These altogether do I wish A joyful rising day, That of the Lord, and of his'Christ, All honour they may say. Obiit 2 Die Junii, An. Dom. 1575. It is remarkable, that wbilst the inhabitants of England and France have of latter years become more indentified in manners and taste, there sbou!d still be such a total diff r-me in the way in which the sabbath is observed in the respective countries. Here in England the generality of the population feel bound to show some regard for that sacred day-a day in- tended solely for the benefit of man-in France it seems to be looked upon only as a better season for the display of frivolity and gaiety if it be a Sunday marked in the calendar as connected with some event of the christian faith, the period is seized upon as An additional reason for an increased measure of worldly enjoyments and recreation. The recent fetes at Boulogne commenced on a Sunday with military processions, the firing of cannons, &c., and concluded with a grand display of fire works! Upon a late occasion, the prime minister of France, M. Guizot, although a Protestant, met his constituents at a public dinner on a Sunday, and delivered a long speech on political subjects so that ainong all classes the opinion prevails that the sabbatb is to be regarded with no more reverence than any other of the seven. May not the low state of religion, and the excitable nature ofthe French population, be traced to ibis source ? Is it too much to expect that the introduc- tion of a better feeling in this respect would be attended with the best results? There is something extremely awful in the idea of nearly a whole people^ numbering thirty millions of souls, thus either despis- ing or totally mistaking the meaning of one of the plainest commandments of the decalogue. It is suprising that not one of the enlightened statesmen whom France has produced has turned his attention to this subject; but perhaps the difficulties were found to be insurmountable. There can be no doubt that the manner in which the sabbath is generally observed in England is not only a check upon the commission of crime, but promotes a healthier tone of morals among the whole community. Certainly most of the criminals of this country date the commencement of their ruin from sabbath-breaking. There are, doubt less, numerous false professors, but an habitual attendance upon public worship, although of itself in many instances unattended with real good to the in- dividual, at least keeps from the commission of worse evils. THE ROMANCE OF REALITY.—About f^ur years ago there lived in one of the parishes of the county of Ayr, (we do not wish to be more particular) a young woman whose charms had captivated a res- pectable tradesman, and after a sufficient time spent in courtship, the day was named which was to render them mutually happy. The furniture and all other necessary articles of household use were procured, ribands and pearlius and a')' were lavished on the blooming bride by her ena i oured swain, and everything went on swimmingly to- wards the consummation of the marriage. The thousand times repeated quotation about the course of true love," &c., was to be realized in (his as in many other instances, for the day previous to the wedding a letter arrived, which bore that the bride and her mother were wanted instantly at the bedside of the girl's father, who was dying, and wished previous to his departure to see his (illegitimate) child. Accordingly off both parties went, after arranging with the bridegroom as to the postpone- ment of the marriage. Before reaching their desti- nation the old man had died, and the house was filled with expectant relations, each and all striving for the mastery, and alike sanguine of being almost exclusively remembered in the will of the deceased, whose property was worth about tSoo a year. The reception of the mother and daughter, as might be anticipated, was not of the warmest description. The various menial officell of the house were per- formed by both at the command of a vixenish niece of the deceased, during the few days preceding the funeral; and on the afternoon of the day on which it took place, both were sent to see the servants re- galed iu the kitchen, while the expectant party dined up stairs, and heard the will read. Scarcely, however, had the mother and daughter been well set to work as commanded, when an order demanding their presence reached them from the dining-room- On going thither they were met by not the most pleasant array of faces they had ever seen and, to shorten the matter, excepting only a legacy of a few pounds each to the relations present, the whole estate was left to the girl alluded to. Several of the unfortunates fainted avay-a few stamped and swore lustily-but by far the greater number were qjiable to speak from sheer astonishment. In due time the girl was served heiress to the estate, but her pretensions rising with her circumstances, her poor betrothed was forgotten, and she, with all her wealth, within a year from the time her fortune changed, threw herself into the arms of an old shrivelled man of law, who had been factor to her deceased parent. Her neglected lover, from being a remarkably steady man, became a confirmed drunkard. His business went to wreck, and he left his native town, and went to lngland to hide his sorrow and his shame. About a year ago, an ad. vertisement, dated Bath, appeared in an English provincial paper, offering a reward for any informa- tion regarding an individual of the same name. Having been for some time in that neighbourhood, this caught the eye of one of his friends, who, sup- posing he bad the means of gaining this reward, supplied what information he possessed to the party wishing for it. A mesfage was received b) our hero, requesting his attendance, at a given hour next day, in a celebrated hotel in Buth, where he would meet with one anxious to see him. Having borrowed a suit of clothes from a fellow-workman, he set out to meet his unknown friend, anti, on arriving at the hotel to which he had been directed, was greatly surprised to meet his old flame, blooming in beauty, aud, according to her own confession as loving as ever. Our story is almost at an end. The old lawyer had died, first love-that had never been wholly forgot ten. -a g-,ii n broke out with redoubled vigor, the summary mode of marryir.g in England favoured the parties, and they were united before the expiration of three days from their thus meeting If the now happy husband1 takes an extra bottle after dinner (which we believe he does), he attributes it to custom, and that too engendered by his lady's former cruelty; who, while she strives to wean him from the practice, does not deny her being partly the cause. There is something romantic in the above, but It is no less veraciong. Indeed, wei-e there anything wanted to establish the saying that truth is stranger than fiction," the above authentic narrative would go far to do it.-Edinburgh Paper. FASHIONS FOR OCTOBER. (From the London and Paris Ladies' Magazine of Fashion.) Coutil* de laine, cachemires burbaresque, moire d ruban color, cendre de roser, pekinets in small stripes, particularly violet and black, some in Tur- kish patterns, I'armure perline glace velours des Indc." &c., are now taking place of the lighter materials for dress. Iledingotes with pelerines have made their appearance this season when of muslin the pelerine is trimmed with lace, but in foulard, with gimp or silk embroidered in tambour, the em- broidery forming tunic on the skirt; the corsage is a chafe: dresses of lighter materials are generally made with double skirts, the upper one being em- broidered in silk, chenille, or worsted the cor- sages are in folds or square, or with draperee, short light sleeves. In walking dresses the skirts are trimmed with two rows of fringe, or en tablier, with blais and flounces of a more than usual width: the bodies continue to be made tight, with revers d chale trimmed with fringe; some are rude furl at the shoulders and waist, high on the shoulders, but low in front; the sleeves continue tight with jockey* trimmed with fringe, or with bouillons lengthways. For young ladies the prettiest style is a dress of tarlatanc, with deep tucks divided by a row of large spots. wurked in tambour. In fichus there are several novelties, the collar gisclle a revers, the col a mcdaillor. and the collars a gerbes, are pretty accompaniments to a silk redingote, forming quite a stomacher of splendid embroidery, from the waist to the throat, encircled with lace; many collars fichus and cannezous are made with inlets of lace and wotk, some closing with gold buttons, or with six small pearl brooches connecting with a gold chain. Caps continue to be made very flit, and almost adhering to the cbeekoc the newest a la Baigneme d Cingenue. Combs are considered decidedly to be again returning to favor; those ornamented with cameos are preferred, but more simple ones are made of tortoiseshell, inlaid with gold; those enriched with didmonds and pre- cious stones are reserved for full dress. Shawls of filet are preparing, as also scarfs; those of cachemire are fashionable in Paris now one or two manteaux have also appeared, one was formed of an entire square in full gathers at the th roat, and with hood trimmed all round with velvet in Vandykes and fastened with jet buttons; another was of the Armenian form, au entire circle, also trimmed with velvet en itole, which finishes in a hood. Bonnets have taken rather an oval form, and are very deep at the ears the straight cottage continues in favour, they are frequently almost covered by the voilette of lace, which is attached to the form by a couronne of ribbon of the coloor of the bonnets, or demi guirtande of flowers. For autumn wear, gauze bonnets are lined with satin capotes de riz are ornamented with deui couronnes of feuillage in velvet, and a ruche at the edge of the bonnet. Flowers will be in greater variety than ever; there are snow-balls in velvet of every colour, beautifully shaded, wreaths of clematis and roses, with dew- drops and thelast novelty is the chute deglantier. VOCAL MustC COXDVCITE TO tlEALTH.-It was the opinion of Dr. Rush that singing by young ladies, whom the customs of society debar from many other kinds of healthy exercise, should be cultivated, not only as an accomplishment, but as a means of preserving health. He particularly insists that vocal music should never be neglected in the education of a young lady and states, that besides its salutary operation in soothiug the cares of do- mestic life, it has ia still more direct and important effect. I here introduce a fact," says Dr. Rush, which has been sugge-tc-d to me by my profession that is, the exercise of the organs of the breast by singing, contributes very much to defend them from those diseases to which the climate and other causes expose them. The Germans are seldom afflicted with consumption, nor have 1 ever known more than one case of spitting blood amongst them. This, believe, is in part occasioned by the strength which their lungs acquire by exercising them frequently in vocal music, which constitutes an essential branch of their education." The very latest case of modesty is that of the young lady who always wore green spectacles because she objected to looking with her naked eyes. AMERICAN FUN.—" Mrs. Grimes, lend me your tub." "Can't do it-all the hoops are off-its full of suds—besides, I never had one—I washes in a barrel-and wants to use the tub myself." Mr. Alderman Pirie was on Wednesday week elecied Lord Mayor of London, for the ensuing year. Theodore Hook declared that he cannot see upon what principle the teetotallers make water the god of their idolatry," since water is univer- sally allowed to have been drunk from time mmetnorial. BOROUGH OF SWANSEA. A Special Meeting of the Town Council was held in the Guildhall, Swansea, on Friday, the 21th day of September. IMR. MATIHEW IIOGORIDGE, MAYOR, in the Chair. There were twenty Members of the Council present! a very unusual number; but which circum- stance llIay be accounted for easily:-there was a little IHtronage to be dispensed, viz:—appointing a Market Keeper. It is a tact that two-thirds of the Councillors never attend the Borough Meetings un- less for the purpose of voting for some party object. We mav in a future number publish a list of thf meetings held since last November, and the names of the gentlemen who attended; the inhabitants of Swansea will then have a criterion to go by in future elections. This Meeting was convened" for the purpose of considering the propriety of adopting the Report of the Committee respecting the application of Sir John Morris, Bart., for permission to carry a road over the Corporation property." And, "To appoint a Market Keeper." Sir John Morris is the proprietor of the Tram- road from Oystermoulh to Swansea. A few weeks ago, he made an application to the Council for per- mission to lay down a Tramroad over part of the Corporation property, for the purpose of connecting the Oystermouth Tramroad with his eminent works, near a village, called (lie Pentre. His application was referred to a Committee who decided in favour of the application being granted. This Meeting was convened for the purpose of considering the pro- priety of adopting the report made by the Committee. A very stormy debate ensued. Mr. Mansell Philipps declared that he would "oppose the grant in every point by plastic law, he would indict the road where- ever it could be indicted; and would take care to render nugatory all the resolutions the Council might come to on the subject." The Council adopted the Committee's report by a la, ge majority and desired Mr. Thomas Thomas, the Town Clerk, to draw up the agreement and lay it before the Council at the next meeting. William Phillip was appointed Market Keeper, in the room of John Thomas, deceased. Dr. Bird gave notice,-Thikt at the usual monthly meeting he would move, that the ballast bank iu front of Cambrian Place having become a nuisance to the inhabitants, some steps should be taken to re- move the cause of complaint. R. M. Philipps, Esq I gave notice,—That at the next monthly meetiug he would propose that a minute book should be kept to record such proceedings as may be considered of importance; and that the book should be retained in the custody of the Mayor. That he (Mi. Philipps) would place a case and opinion before the Council, on the Town Clerk's claim to premises in Temple Street. That he will propose to make a private communication to the Council. To take into consideration at the next monthly meeting, the application of the Honorary Secretary of the Royal Institution of South Wales, to be re- lieved front the payment of £3 18s. 9d. for ground rent, for the said Institution. NEWPORT MECHANICS' INSTITUTE.—This praise- worthy Institution may now be considered to have attaiued to complete working order. The winter session, so designated, commenced on Tuesday last, and was now ushered in by a Lecture on the Welsh Language; the first of a long series, which we un- derstand will be given during the season, delivered by the Rev. D. Rhys Stephen. We looked upon this Lecture as a sort of prologue to the operation of the classes, and especially to that of the Welsh class, of which the Rev. gentleman has kindly con- sented to become tutor. The subject of the Welsh Language, as was opportunely observed, is one of surpassing iuterest to us Welshmen, aud it was therefore not so much a matter of wonder to see the Lecture Room literally crammed on the occasion, although it rained in torrents during the evening. In adverting to the antiquity of the subject, Mr. S. observed that, it was by no means uncommon for persons to rush to two extremes on this point; some contending that before it, no other Language was ever spoken, others that it is a modernly manufactured one, and proceeding to explode both of these errors, entered upon an elaborate History of the Language, proving from its very construction, and the relics still found of the primary universality of it to the Cel- ticVamily of tongues that it belongs to that family, and is therefore of great antiquity, although not entitled to the rectiote origin recoreed to it by sofite. On the grammar of the Language, which by the bye we expected would have proved a tedious office, Mr. Stephen not only made himself pleasing, but added a deeper interest to the subject by numerous expo- sitions, stich as nothing short of an acute and learned acquaintance therewith would enable one to make; and en-passant, as a mighty argument in favour of its originality, and grammatical purity shewed the utter non-applicability of works from other languages to be borrowed and introduced into it. The allusion to our Literature and Poetry we listened to in the gravest manner, and fully coincided with Mr. S. on the inutility of our present Eisteddfodauwo confer any benefit in this department. If the hundreds which are now expended in silver badges and blue ribbands were turned to the dis'ributioti of learned works in the language among those who do not possess the means of procuring them, some good might be achieved. Illustrative of Welsh poetic composition, several Englynion, the productions of some of onr noblest Bards were recited, and 'their beauty in point of sentiment, as well as of allitera- lion pointed out; and we could have wished that Brenhin Cyughanedd, Robert Ddu, of Carnarvon had been present. to witness the enthusiasm his verse aroused. The present prospects of the Welsh Language were somewhat lengthily dwelt upon, we will not reflect the scene; we. however, echo the assertion of Mr. Stephen, that there never will exist, as there never has existed any civil or legislative power capable of compelling a Welshman to forget his own language and learn another. Htr oes ir laeth Cymraeg ODD FELLOWSHIP—On Monday, September the 27th, the Members of the Lanharran Lodge of 1.0., F.M.U. Cowbridge District, beld their first an- niversary at ten o'clock forenoon; the Members met at the Lodge Room to transact the business of the day, they proceeded from thence to the Church, when the Rev. D. Griffiths delivered au excellent sermon on the occasion, at the conclusion they pro- ceei'ed to the Lodge Room: upwards of 50 brothers sat down to partake of the excellent dinner, which was provided by hostess Mrs. Howells. The Rev. D. Griffiths presided, after the cloth was removed several toasts was drunk, "The Queen," "That Lover of his Country," R. 11. Jenkins, Esq. of Lanharran, "The worthy Chairman," "Manchester Unity," and the "Lanharran Lodge." Several good speeches were made, especially by the worthy Chair- man and P. G. E. Davies, Pencoyd, leuan Myfyr Uwcli Celli," and P. G. Dewi Har ran, when the latter mentioned something relating to the cruelty of the Poor Law, the Rev. Chairman addressed the company on the necessity of joining such a good Institution as Odd Fellowship, by seeing poor peo- ple suffering so hard under the allowance of the Poor Law he related an instance he knew of an old woman in his neighbourhood who had for her allowance only 2d. a day from the Board of Guar- dians, this statement had a great effect on the feelings of the brothers, when P. G., T. Ajer, of Lintrissaint roso and proposed that a collection should be made for the poor old woman, when one of the brothers went round with his hat and a handsome donation was collected and placed in the hand of the worthy Chairman, and from witnessing their tender feelings in returning thanks, the Chairman proposed himself to become a member. An excellent observation was made by P.P. G. M., W. James and C. S. D. Lloyd, of Cowbridge, thanks were giren on behalf of the hostess the Chairman left, and every body parted soberly at an early hotir.-(F,-om a Cori-espondent.) We have just heard of a melancholy event which happened at Whitehaugb, in Aberdeenshire, ov Friday last, Colonel having terminated his life with a loaded pistol in his drawing-room, in in presence of his wife! The colonel had returned from India and settled on his paternal (state about 20 years ago soon after which he married, and has now left a widow and severe) children. As The form of a coroner's inquest is u..known in Scotland, there is no investigation, we believe, by any public authority there on the occurrence of events such as the appalling one which we have ineutiotied.- Morning Post. CONVERSIOS TO PROTESTANTISM.—On Sunday, the 26th ult., in the parish church of St. Audeon, Dublin, 12 persons conformed to the Apostolic Church of Ireland. The Rev. Thomas Scott preiched on the OCCIISJOn, from the 16th chap. Acts of the Apostles, 30th and 31st verses- Sit-s, what must I do to be saved ? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." He administered also the oaths, abjuring the eirors of Romanism. The church was crowded to suffocation. THE LATE M. LAPORTE.—M. L&porte was in- terred on Monday last, at Etiolles, near Corbeil, where he lud a small country-house, and where his death took place on Friday night, and not in London, as we h:fd been led to suppose. We understand that he awoke during the nigh. of Fs iday, labouritigul)- der a heavy sense of oppression, and calling for air, swallowed a glass of water, immediately after he was fatally struck by apoplexy. Attempts to bleed him from the arm and neck were made ineffectually, the vital spark being totally extinct. ^—aeaapgag' w ■■ ■ LONUOX POLICE.—MARYBOROUGH STREET. — T«O warrants of a very remarkable nature are in course of execution by the police. The first relates to the well-knov.n Mr. Grundy, of the Albany, against whom a warrant has been out upwards of three weeks for assaulting the housekeeper of a gentleman resident in the Albany. Mr. Gundry has completely set the police and the law at defiance. He has, in a manner, made a regular fortification of his house, and has engaged a num- ber of rough fellows to keep watch at the door, and prevent any attempt or the police to capture him Mr. Grundy has had his street door furnished with a new chain, and he will only allow the door lo be opened by himself when his meals are brought to him from a neighbouring tavern. One of his chief myrmidons is a sweeper of a crossing, who has ab- dicated his broom, and now struts in a fine livery, provided by Mr. Gundry. Mr. Gnndry's trust- worthy body-guard Was sent with a £ 5 note some days back to get changed the man has found his task so difficult that he has not as yet made his appearance. The proceeding-i of the men hired by .Nir. Griindy-driiikin, and smoking short pipes- have created a good deal of dissatisfaction, and some of the gentry have applied to the secretary, Mr. Luxmore appears to be unable to put an end to the nuisance. As Mr. Grundy is supposed to be well armed, and has more than once threatened violence to any one who attempts to take him into custody, the affair is of course considered a matter of some hazard, and this may account for the inability of the police to make the caption. A relation of Mr. Grundy, it is understood, has it in contemplation to make such further inquiries as will serve to show the real state of the mind of this eccentric gentleman. The second warrant is of a graver character. An individual of station, said to be a nobleman, stands charged with having violated a respectable girl under circumstances of great atrocity. The police have been in active search of the offender for up- wards of a week, but as yet have not succeeded in doing anything effectual. The particulars of the alleged outrage, as far as they have transpired, seemed to be that the nobleman, under an assumed character, introduced himself to the friends of his victim. About a fortnight ago he persuaded the young lady to accompany him to the theatre. Be- fore the play was over he persuaded her to return home with him in a hackney-coach. The coach- man having received instructions, drove to a house and set his fare down. The young lady, finding she was in a strange place, screamed loudly. She was immediately overpowered and forcibly abused. In the morning she was placed in a cab, and, ao- cording to instructions to the driver, driven about for some hours and then set down. She communi- cated what had occurred to her friends, who immediately procured a warrant, and a clue was at last obtained of the name and rank of the offender. Some delay is understood to have taken place from the impossibility of finding the hackney coachman and cab driver but ill a case of this serious nature, if a trifling reward will procure the requisite in- formation, and there is every reason to believe that the evidence cannot be obtained unless a reward is offered, there shou d be no difficulty on that point. VENTILATION OF MINES.—The mode of ventilation introduced by Dr. Leterot, at Mons, has been found to answer the expectations formed of it. The venti- lator is capable of receiving 1000 evolutions a minute, but with 200 the workmen can hardly stand the rapid current of air which it occasions in the shafts; 120 revolutions suffice, and the force of two horses, at the most, is all that will be necessary to ventilate mines of the greatest depth. We are glad to find, on en- quiry, that the fan machine, introduced by Mr. T. Johnson, at tho Tamar Silver-lead Mines, fully succeeds, and that preparations arc making to keep it in constant operation by the erection of a water- wheel. The importance of these inventions are proved by the fact, that the total annual deaths of miners working under ground may be taken at 1 in 80 of the living between the ages of 15 and 55; the proportions of deaths by accident to the deaths from a!) causes amongst miners would, therefore, seem to be not much less than 20 per cent., making allowances for the mines from which no returns were obtained, it is probable that not less than fifty individuals of this class have lost their lives yearly, or a thousand in twenty years, from mine acei(letits. Illining Journal. The Worcester city magistrates decided on Friday se'unight that a thrashing machine was an agricul- tural implement," and entitled to be ronveyed toll free. The tollman who had exacted toll was filled Is. itnd tl)c costs. CURE FOR BLISTERED FEET.—Simply rub the feet at going to bed with spirits mixed with tallow dropped from a lighted caudle into the palm of the band. On the following morning no blister will exist; the spirit seems to possess the healing power, the tallow serving only to keep the skin soft and pliant. The soles of the feet, the ancles, and insteps, should be well rubbed and even where no blister exists, the application may be safely made as a preventive. Salt and water is a good substitut; and, while on this head (says Captain Cochrine, in his Travels in Russia), I would recommend loot travellers never to wear right and left shoes; it is bad economy, and, indeed, serves to cramp the feet. -Iledical Adviser. DISASTROUS OCCURRENCE.—Loss OF LIFE.-The trow Sisters, employed in carrying timber from Bristol to Bridgwater for the Exeter Railway, and belonging to Mr. Paul Legge. of Gloucester, has foundered in a squall, and the wife of the captain (Joshua Gould- ing, two children, and a passenger were drowned. The captain, addressing the owner from Bristol, on Thursday se'nnight, says-" We had a very bad mis- fortune. We lost the trow, my wife, and two children, and one man, a passenger. We came out witha fine fair wind, but wheii vre came to the llolincs a squall came off the land and threw her down iu an instant. My wife was standing in the hatchway, and I told her the trow was going down, but she did not come up. I thought she went to get the two children out of the Led, and before she could get back tho hatchway was under water, and she could not get out. There were nine on board, and five were saved- We were all in the water. Three of us clung to the boat's side for five minutes till we could get on board, and then we were driven across the channel to Newport river, where a tremendous sea was running. We did not know how soon a wave might swallow us up. Our sufferings were very great." The trow at the time of the disaster was on her fifth voyage. An aiarm of fire was made at the Victoria Theatre, London, on Monday night last during the per- formauee, fortunately no serious consequences ensued. COBBBTT'S OPINION OF O'CONNELL.-Let the world, but, beyond all others, let the unreflecting part of the Irish people, reflect upon this. They must now (oee, what they ought long ago to have seen, that there is no sincerity in this man. Thou- sands upon thousands of men will say, and hundreds of thousands of Englishmen do say it, that that cause cannot be good of which such a man is the leader. When or how unhappy Ireland is to receive relief no man can fell but of this be as- sured, on this I would pledge my existence, and every consideration which is dear to me, that she never will receive relief, except through means with which this man shall have nothing more to do than he now has with regnlating the movements and pre- serving (he order of the p'atieto.- Cobbett's Register, M-jrch 3, 1827. APPREHENSION AND COMMITTAL or A NOTO- RIOUS RECKIVER OF STOLEN HORSES AT BRISTOL. -About a fortnight since three horses were stolen from Deddington, pnd although an active and im- mediate search was made, no clue could be got as to where they were taken. Messrs. Murray and Larkin, the high constables of Uxbi idge, and chief constables of Iver, were applied to by the owners of the horses to use their endeavours to find them. They at once began to work and traced the horses to Bristol, and after a search of two days in that well-known receptacle for stolen horses, succeeded in tracing the whole of them to the stables of Hugh Ro,t cliffe, a well-known character. They took the horses and prisoner in their custody, and conveyed him before the mayor of Bristol, who ordered them to be taken into Oxfordshire. On Wednesday the prisoner was conveyed to Deddington, and taken before the Hev. W. C. Risley, who committed him to Oxford Castle to take his trial at the next assizes. The rev. gentleman said it gave him much p!easure in being able to testify his acknow- ledgments to the officers for the way in which they had acted in getting up this case, and he should use his interest in their favour in the proper quarter. 1 HE WAY TO PREVENT A PIG FROM BEING IM- POUNDED.—The owner of a pig, enraged at being a second time called upon to pay the penalty for its breaking bounds, weut to the pound with a large whip and, shutting the door to prevent piggy's egress, whipped the poor animal until it squeaked for mercy. He then told the hay ward, that if he ever got the pig within the pound again tie would forgive hiin," Within a day or two the pig again broke loose, and the ha) ward was at his pest,butall attempts to get it anywhere near the pound were fruitless. The hay- ward pushed forward-piggy pushed backward, and heat the hay ward by chalks. (he irish mehod was tried; and an attempt made to persuade pigy that it was required to go a different route, by putting his head towards the pound and pulling his tail from it; but piggy was not to be done. Neither strength ^nor stratagem had fhe least effect. At length the owner came, and amidst much laughter took the aniouai home. Hampshirt; Advertiser. DREADFUL ACCIDENT ON THE LONDON AND BRIGHTON RAILWAY. — A frightful accident occur- red 011 the liue on Saturday last, when four persons were killed. The second down train (first class), which leaves London at a quarter to 11 o'clock, after pissing the magnificent viaduct which spans the Ouse valley, was proceeding through the cutting in Copyhold-hill, near Cuckfield, and aLout a mile from the Ilayward's-heath station, propelled by two en. gines, when, owing to some circumstance, of which we could get no explanation, the first engine ran off the line, and was followed by the second engine and three of the carriages. After getting off the rails the engines took opposite directions, one veering to the right and the other to the left hand of the line, and the first engine immediately ran into the side of the cutting, where it was overturned, and, probably owing to the safety-valve becoming clogged, the boiler exploded. The sudden stoppage of the engines, which were propelling the train at a rapid pace, caused a violent concussion of the carriages, three of which were smashed, one of them becoming a complete wreck. The latter was of a description used only in the first class trains, combining the accom- modation of the first and second class carriages, the middle compartment being fitted up in the style of the first class vehicles' and the side compartments in the second class style, the carriage being intended for families using the railway and attended by their servants. This carriage, on our proceeding to the spot where the accident occurred, we found broken to pieces, the wheels and springs lying at a distance from the dilapidated body. The utmost consternation prevailed at the moment, and the shrieks of the female passengers were terrific. Six persons were discovered to have suffered from the concussion. Two of them were found entirely lifeless, the head of one being severed from the body, and tiii- other having died from a complete crushing of the chest. Two othrrs were so severely injured that one expired in the course of a few minutes, and the other in about a quarter of all hour. No less than six medical gentlemen were passengers by the ill-fated train, and the most prompt assistance was rendered to the unfortunate sufferers. An inquest on the four unfortunate persons who were killed on Saturday last on this line, was held at the Railway Beer-shop. near the Heyward's Heath Station, on Monday morning. After hearing a number of witnesses, the jury returned the following verdict:—" Accidental death, with a deodand of one shilling on the engines; and the jury are of opinion that the four-wheeled engines used on this line are not of a safe construction and they recommend their discontinuance." A correspondent of the Times, with reference to the dreadful occurrence, says it arose from there being two engines to the train, which ought never, under any circumstances, to be allowed, either both in front or one as a propeller. A moment's thought must convince any one of the danger. If both are in front, and the second is in the slightest degree quicker than the other, it must naturally and inevitably push the foremost off the rails, as was the case on Saturday and if one be used as a propeller, and the leader be checked in any way, the carriages must be smashed between them If the train be too heavy for one engine, either divide it, and let each part have an engine, following at a reasonable time after; or, what would be preferable, lot the company have a few enginos of extra power to be used as oi casiou may require. MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT 'ON THE BRISTOL AND EXEfER RAILWAY.—A lady and gentleman travelling in their barouche from Bridgwater to Bristol by the train, were sitting in their carriage with their backs to the engine, when, in passing one of the newly- erected bridges for carrying the roads over the rail- way cuttings, a stone was thrown from the bridge by one of six idlo young men who had assembled to see the trains pass, and unfortunately it passed through the head of the carriage, and struck the lady on the head, who was immediately rendered insensible, to the great dismay and horror of her husband, who was unconscious of what had occurred, and as there was no possibility of alarming the guards or engine-drivers, the unfortunate lady was carried on in the arms of her distressed husband till they stopped at a station some miles on the road, at Banwell, when the unfortunate lady was taken out of the carriage and conveyed to the nearest houso, and medical aid sent for, but alas, too late, for she died the same evening. Every exertion was made by those connected with the railway to discover the miscreant who had thrown the stone, when it was discovered that six young men were seen at the bridge in question, at the time the train was passing, who being known, warrants were issued, and five out of the six were apprehended, but the miscreant who threw the stone has hitherto eluded the vigilance of the officers. The parties in custody say the stone was thrown at the chimney of the engine, which is not improbable as the speed at which the tram was going, added to the distance the stone was thrown from, would be very likely to cause it to fall consi- derably behind the engine. Had the stone been thrown at the carriage, it must have fallen far behind it, from the same causes. It is to be hoped au exam- ple will be made of the principal offender, at least as a warning to others. The ladies' name has not yet been ascertained. A very easy mode determining when apples and pearls are ripe is, to see whether tho set-ds or pippins are brown as soon as that is the case, they are ready- to gather, and no good is gained by suffering them to hang longer. It is important to gather carefully, and oil a (try day. THE WELSH WATERING-PLACES* (From a Correspondent of the Morning Herald) Tenby, Sept. 24, 1841. My DEAR HF.RALD,—I don't know whether you have ever visited this sweet little 11 watering place." lis a long way from home, but is worth all the trouble of getting at now the season is drawing to a close, and time begins to hang heavy (for I shall wa;t here until I go into Leicestershire, aud don't enjoy cubbing). I will, in return for all the amusement you have afforded me, send you a light sketch of how a summer may be killed in Wales. I never was fond of penmanship, so you must cxpect an unvar- nished tale; and what with races, balls public and private, loves real and sham, and a German band, I hope it win amuse you. Tenby, be it recorded, is very picturesquely situated on a ridge of the old mountain limestone, which forms the southern coast of this county tho ruius of an old castle crowning its extreme point. The houses here are built with more attention to one's comfort than in most watering-places but when finished, the furnishing of them appears to have been a very secondary consideration, or rather tertiary, for rent is decidedly the secondary one. There is also a sad want of those" petits pleds a terre," which are so delightful for a man without incumbrances, in the way of children or sovereigns. Mr. Richards, a gentleman who lives most of his time here, and has, I believe, a good deal of property in the neighbourhood, has devoted much of his time to the improvement of the town, which his father, I understand, did before him. Of course, having been of great service to the place, he has a great many enemies in it; but so highly is he thought of in the neighbourhood, for his legal lore and general talent for business, that, on the resignation of the chairman- ship of the board of guardians for this district, by the Earl of Cawdor, he was unanimously clecled to that post. The streets are very clean, and tolerably well lighted with gas, though have once or twice at night, during a "progress" to a "re-union," made a mistake in faces, and very affectionately embraced a prude. But as such errors only bring the penalty of "Don't mention it," they are not very incon- venient, if larlit's will only get rid of such articles of their dinner service as are worn out, and roplace them with new ones, warranted to assist in masti- cation and articulation as well as natural ones." The band has played in different parts of the town for two hours every morning and two hours every evening throughout the summer; and though their selection of music was not of the best, yet it was a very pretty excuse for bringing people together to see and be seen, the ellief occupation of a piice whither one goes to kill time. I think (only it would be scandal) I could name one or two here vihose sole occupation it was, in the absence of those whom they fancied they loved. Perhaps that phrase is rather malicious, but really hearts now a-days are used so much as money balances that it is hazardous to suppose that they can be occupied by feeling. Tant meiux, for if love were to be added to the new poor law, how many would live that life of lives to-day to starve in rags to-morrow. But, revenons a nos moutons, or I shall be thought as innocent as the young gentleman who considered his fate a most pitiable one, because a pensive widow who, speculating upon a previous connection with a distant relation of nobility, and a studied elegance of attitudes, fancied a thousand a year more worthy of her bait than four or five hundred. The re-unions have been so brilliant and so numerous that it were invidious to particularise; and lo! the houries that graced them. The tall and graceful Miss D the fair Miss T., the magnificent embonpoint of the grand Lady Ii, the angelic face of Miss P., the perlect chiselling of Mrs. Do's hust, the exquisitely tasteful costume of Mrs. B.; but Belle Tenby 1 delicious? gite Ville plcine de plaisirs et d'attraits, Dcpuis lo temps heureux que je t'habite, Chez toi de jour en jour plus jc me plais. My dear HeraU, votre toute devoue, LIOLTIMISTE. UNITED STATES. Advices from the United States by the Britannia steamer, which arrived at Liverpool on Thursday night, come down to the 15th September, and will be foitt,d unusually interesting and ityiport,,nt. On the resignation that had taken place in the American cabinet, in consequence of the Bank pro- ject, so pertinaciously adhered to by the Wihg members of Congress, having been vetoed by the government, we may simply remark that the impor- tant fact of Mr. Webster still continuing in office, on the ground of his perfect concurrence with Pre- sident Tyler in matters of foreign policy, seems to afford a good guarantee that the more pressing differences between Great Britain and the Federal administration will soon be amicably settled- amicably as regards practical results, though by no means satisfactorily as regards the character of the United States, and the dignity of her Majesty's Crown. The trial of M'Leod had been appointed to take place at Utica on Monday week. INSOLVENCY OF THE UNITED STATES BANK.— The final declaration of the insolvency of that mighty institution, the old United States Bank, ought not to be passed over in silence. The directors by the assignment of all ils remaining property to trustees for the liquidation of its debts have consummated its now irretrievable bankruptcy—a bankruptcy more prodigious, it may be said, than ever the world witnessed. For it tis the bankruptcy of R mauificent establishment which started with a capital of thirty- five millions of dollars, or upwards of seven millions sterling and so total is the wreck that it may be doubted if a single cent of surplus property will remain, after the indispensable payment of debts, for division among the shareholders, The famous Missis- sipi association of law in France, or the South Sea bubble in this country, were not on their final explosion to be compared with this gigantic failure of the United States Bank, for I/either one- nor the other were based upon such a vastamount of real cil)ital.- Morning Herald. IRON AND COAL IN THE UNITED STATES.—The Americans obtain their best iron from England, although they get common iron from Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and the New York States. Coal, which is obtained from New Jersey, Transylvania, and (the bituminous) from Virginia, is much reduced in price. At New York, the market which regulates the prices of the United States the duty on coal is six cents, that is, about. 3d per bushel Liverpool coal is from XI lSstot'lfss; Neweastiefroin El 8s to jEt 10s; Sydney and Picton (or Canadian) is the same price Scotch coal, jEt 4j; Virginia coal, ;El lOstojEl 12s per chaldron. Anthracitecoal costs 91 8s to £ 1 ]51, and is supplied from the neighbourhood of Phila- delphia,in Pennsylvania. Virginia coal is bituminous coal, as also tho Pittsburg coal. The price to the manufacturers depends upon thc facility of transport. The expense of transport from New York to the interior places, where nia ii u fict ures are conducted, will average from 5 to 10 per cent, in addition to the charges in New York. In the seaport towns the European con I comes into competition very successfully with the native coal, especially the Virginia coal. Their raw material for machinery is much higher than in England their iron is ill adapted for it; but it is fast improving. Their steel they import. Little or iioliiiaciiitiery isilow sent to America from thiscountry, except such as goes for model, and the delicate articles (as spindles), iu which the English so much excel.
ACCIDENT TO LORD SYDENHAM.
ACCIDENT TO LORD SYDENHAM. (From the Arcadian Recorder, September 18th.) QUKBKC, Sept. 7.—We are sorry to learn that his Excellency, whilst riding near Kingston, on Saturday last, met with a serious accident by the falling of his horse. The extent of the injuries sustained by his lordship has been much magnified by report. They are, however, sufficient to be productive of much suffering and inconvenience, and are, we believe, correctly reported in the fol- lowing extract of a letter we have this morning received from K itigston Saturday Evening, Ten o'Clock. When we were at dinner a servant came in with a report that the Governor General's horse had fallen with him. broke his leg in two places, dragged him a considerable distance, and bruised his head and side. 1 took a cab and went out, and ascertained from Major Campbell that his horse had fallen going down hill near his own residence -that ttiore is a sittiple fracture of the leg above the ankle, and that there is a bruise on the thigh where he fell, which is cut a lillie-it is an awkward thing and happening at in awkward time. The thing to apprehend is a fit of the gout but he is in such good health that the medical men may ventijre to take liberties and ri-event it." I& DEATH OF MR. FKASEII.—The publisher of Fra- se)"s Ila!lazine died on Saturday last, after a pro- tracted illness, brought on, as if is supposed, by the attack of Air. G. Berkeley. Literature has thus j lost an earnest supporter, literary men a generous patron, and a large circle of Iriends one beloved as a brother. It is often true that an intimate ac- quaintance, bj unveiling defects of character, weakens the reveience, respect, and esteem first P, fell. Ibis did not apply to Mr. Fraser. One learned slowly bllt surely to love him, and they who knew him best loved him most. His fine taste, his ardent attachment to literary pursuits, and his sac- rifices in the service he loved, endeared him to the most distinguished literati of the age. His un- feigned faith, humility, and true Chrimtioncondtict, exemplified in public life, and yet more richly developed on a death-bed, showed that the loss of many is indeed the gain of one. THE QUEE DOWAGER -Her Majesty, on pass- through Leicester on Friday week from Gopsall Hall, Earl Howe's seat, to Belton House, met with a slight delay from the changing of horses at the J hree Crowns, when on being informed that the anniversary sermon for the benefit of the Leicester Infirmary was being preached, her Majesty gave 950. in aid of the funds of that charitable institu- tion. An American editor, in speaking of the vegeta- ble wonders, says lie heard the other day of a young lady whose lips were so sweet that she dare not go into the garden for fear of bees. In the anatomy school at Oxford, among other curiosities they show the skeleton of a woman who had (en husbands, and was hanged at the age of thirty-six for the murder of four of them. CLERIC\L LIBERALITY TO THE WESLEYANS.— We understand that the Rev. John Clowes, late Fel- low of the Collegiate Church at Manchester, having been informed that the Wesleyan Society had purchased from his agent a piece of land in Broughton, with the view of erecting upon it a Wesleyan Chapel, and having seen and approved the designs for the building, has, in the most handsome manner, reduced the price of the land, and presented to the Society tho sum of firty guincas towards the building fund. Nothing glads us more than to record such truly Christian and brotherly acts. Tho spirit of Wesley would rejoice to know that such deeds were now by no means uncommon. His Royal Highness the Dnke of Sussex and the Duchess of Inverness arrived at Bishopthorp on Tuesday, on a visit to the Archbishop of York, and, after partaking of a dejeune at the episcopal palace of the venerable diocesan, His Royal Highness, accom- panied by hisamiable Duchess, proceeded to Aske-hall, near Richmond, to visit the Earl and Countess of Zetland, where Mr and Lady Augusta Milbnnke, Mr and Lady Arabella Arden, Marquis and Marchioness of Normanby, and a distinguished party, were invited to meet the Royal Duke. "Purity of election" seems to have been as litile practised by our ancestors as by their descendants for when Sir John Howard and Sir Thomas Brewes stood for Suffolk, iu 1467—the independent elec- tors" of which country consumed at Ipswich 8 oxen, 24 calves, 24 sheep, 20 lambs, 30 pigs, 12 pheasants, IC capons, 2tO chickens, 120 rabbits, 800 eggs, 140 pairs of pigeons, 32 gallons of milk, divers hogs heads of wine, 20 of double and 16 of single beer, the cost of which was < £ 40. 17s. 6d. with the neces- sary quantities of condiment. SINGULAR I'll I'l-NOMF,ON.-I t has rarely been our lot to record a more singular circumstance than the following Mrs. Ilarvie, portionerin Balgray, parish of Beith, has at the present time in her possession a cow that has given milk tor the last five years. What renders this circumstance the more strange is the fact, that during all that time the cow has never been in calf. Nor is it a small quantity merely of the c, generous fluid" which she thus daily yields; as we learn that her worthy owner has contrived to make from it about 20 stone of cheese annually, besides supplying herself with milk for daily con- sumption, and, instead of any decrease being appa- rent, we understand that the produce will be consi- derably moie this year. As may be conceived, the animal is an object of interest and curiosity to the neighbourhood; aud not a few persons from a dis- tance have been induced to visit Mrs. Harvie, with the view of seeing "Hawkie" at milking time," or of inspecting her produce in the shape of good sub- stantUI cheeses.—Ayr Advertiser. Francis Atherton, Esq., and David Malcomb Kemp, Esq., assistant surveyor, were drowned at New Zealand by the upsetting of a yacht on the 15th of March. At Manctiestel", On Monday week, Feargus O'Con- nor addressed large groups. He was dressed in a fustian jacket and trowsers, in order that he might appear as much as possiblo to bo a man of the people,"
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131 PERI A IJ PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF LORDS. FRIDAY. After some routine business, the subject of the Corn-laws was brought forward by Lord RADNOR, when the Duke of WELLINGTON stated, that if no other obstacle existed, the unwillingness of members to remain ill town would prevent the immediate settlement of the question. The Duke of PORTLAND then brought forward the case of Mr. Urwin, of Mansifeld, who claimed in- demnity for damages in an action of trespass, occurred ill his official capacity but the motion was opposed by the Marquis of NORMANBY and withdrawn. The Poor-law Commission Continuance Bill was then read a first time, and ordered to be advanced another stage this day. SATURDAY. The House of Lords sat a short time on Saturday in order that there may be no delay in the progress of the measures now before the legislature. The Poor-law Commission Continuance Bill was read a second time, and ordered to be committed to- day. The Expiring Laws Bill went through committee, and some bills having been brought tip from the Commons and read a first time, their Lordships adjourned. MONDAY. Lord MINTO, in calling the attention of their Lordships to a motion upon the votes of the other House, for a return of the number of com missions which had been issued by the late Board of Admiralty, and of the ships put into commission since the 4th of June last, entered into an elaborate defence of his own conduct and his colleagues while presiding over that branch of the public service. The events of Syria and at Acre had rendered the number of pro- motions much larger than the usual average, but tho patronage had been so carefully bestowed, that ho would court inquiry into the character of every officer who had been promoted. The charge had been often made against the Admiralty, that young men were selected to the exclusion of older and more experienced officers, but it was wholly unfounded. Of 25 mates who had recently been promoted to the rank of lieu- tenants, not one had been less than nine years in the service. Sixteen of the number had each served at least twelve years. The iioble Lord then went severally through most of the late appointments, as- signing the reasons which had influenced him in the selection of each officer, and concluded by appealing to them, as a proof that political interest has no unduo influence at the Admiralty. Upon the motion that the Exchequer-bills Funding Bill be read a second time, Lord MELBOURNE, although he excused, as unavoidable, the means which had been adopted to make up the deficiency, complained that the Minis'ry should have at least taken care that their means were suIHcient-tbey should have provided against the possibility of a failure. Tlieir scheme had this great fault, that it had not succeeded. He had been accused of tampering with the finances by temporary expedients, and yet those who had been so loud in their charges now came forward with one of the very measures they had de- precated. He contended that Ministers had no right to draw the attention of Parliament to the financial difficulties of their position, unless they were pre- pared to institute an immediate inquiry into them. That there were difficuties there was no doubt, but they had been grossly exaggarated, and he denied most distinctly that the late Government had left the country, or any branch of its revenue, to their suc- cessors in office in a state citlier:of danger or of ex- traordinary embarrassment. If the evils were so great as it was represented, it should be met without delay. Lord R I PON denied that the measures were by any means a failure, as a million more had been raised than was sufficient to cover the deficit. It was, in- deed, but a temporary expedient, but it was not to be expected that a Ministry which had only obtained office in September should he at onco ready with a scheme of fi lIa lice which would render a complete revision of our "hole commercial system necessary. It was impossible to take an isolaied view so ex- tended a subject; as the public service could not be carried on with so large a deficiency, it was better to have recourse to a loan than to hastily adopt an im- portant scheme of legislation. The Duke of WELLINGTON, after alluding to the immense deficiency which the present Ministry had found upon their accession to office, defied any Government under such circumstances to come forward without consideration to propose a rational scheme of ways and means. The bill was then read a second timp. Upon the motion of the noble Duke, the House then went into committee ou the Poor-law Com- mission Continuance Bill. It was reported without amendments, and ordered to be read a third time this day. The Population Payments Bill also went through committee. The Expiring Laws Bill was read a third time, and their Lordships soon after adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS. FRIDAY. The only question of importance was the third read- ing of the Poor Law Commission Bill. Mr. Fl ELDEN moved as an amendment, that it should be read a third time on that day three months. The Poor Law, he said, was the only rock on which the Administration were likely to split, as the last had done; and the powers of the Commissioners were un- constitutional. After a few words' from Sir C. DOUGLAS in favour of tho bill, and from Captain PECllELL against it, Mr. Borthwick said, that if the question now before the House was on the prillcipla of the Poor Law lie would vote for Mr. Fielden's amend- ment. But he must vote against it, because ho thought it right to let Government have time for the mature consideration of this great question. The discussion was then continued by Mr. C. Wood, Mr. B. Baldwin, Mr. Hindley, Captain Pol- hill, Mr. Cowden, Captain Hamilton, and Mr. Rennio, but no new arguments were adduced on either sice. Mr. Wakley entered into a defence of his proceed- ings, and said that because he had not changed his seat in the House, it did not follow (hat he had changed his principles. After some remarks from Mr. Callaghan, Mr. Crawford, and Mr. Hardy, the House divided in favor of the third reading by a majority uf 115. SATURDAYr The House met, iftc-r a short discussion, tho two bills relating to the Exchequer Bills were passed. A short discussion on the subject of the late Report of the Commissioners on Prison Discipline ensued, and the House then adjourned. MONDAY. There was not a sufficient number of members present to fonn a House, The small-pox and measles are so prevalent in S ourbridge that children and grown-up persons daily become victims to them.
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