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HOUSE OF COMMONS. MONDAY. The house proceeded to the order of the day for the second reading of the Ecclesiastical Courts Bill. Sir R. Inglis opposed it. The petitions against it, he said, had been very numerous; its supporters few. If, in- deed, there was no other way of redressing the evils com- plained of, the opposition might have been less decided j but there was really no occasion for this sweeping remedy, by which so many ancient institutions were destroyed. Even Doctors'-commons was not unanimous in its favour. The object seemed to be centralization; but centralization had lost its popularity, and if it was important to make the one court, which was to supersede all the local jurisdictions, a really central one, why come to London, when the real cen- tre of the kingdom was Northampton 1 He deprecated the removal of the depositories of wills. It was not merely a hardship on the tribunals abolished, but, which was more impoitant still, a grievous inconvenience and expense to persons of small means. By the present constitution of the ecclesiastical courts, the names of the Archbishops and Bishops, used in probates and other documents, accustomed the people to connect the idea of the Church with that of the succession to property; and it was no more desirable to dis- continue those names, than it would be to cease from de- scribing the army and the navy and the courts of law as those of Her Majesty. He earnestly recommended Dr. Nicholl, the author of this bill, to withdraw it, with a promise to introduce one less exceptionable in another ses- sion. Unless that course were taken, he must persist in the motion with which he now concluded, that the present bill should be read a second time on that day six months. Sir J. Graham assured the house, that the measure had not been introduced by Ministers without full consideration, nor without a consciousness of the opposition which they were encountering. It was, as Sir J. Campbell had foretold it would be, especially unpopular with the country solicitors, who would have considerable influence with many of the county members. But he believed that it was a beneficial and a necessary measure; and it proceeded upon the recom- mendation of an ecclesiastical commission, the reports of the committees of both Houses of Parliament, and the opinions of several of the highest judicial authorities, ecclesiastical and civil. Mr. Jervis opposed the bill. He disapproved the consti- tution of the London Court, which by this bill was to su- persede all the country tribunals—a court where the practitioners were a few proctors proceeding upon written evidence. In the great case of" Tatham and Wright" you had juries deciding that the testator was not sufficiently sane to devise his lands, and a London Ecclesiastical Court at the same time determining that he was sane enough to bequeath his personal property. If, however, there was special reason for removing to London the contentious jurisdiction, why did the bill needlessly remove that also which was merely ministerial 1 Colonel Sibthorp would gladly aid in striking down this bill by one fell blow. He wished to see it follow the fate of one which had been introduced some years ago by Sir J. Campbell. The present feeling of the public upon this measure was strongly indicated by the numerous petitions against it. It was "a complete humbug, and a dirty Doc- tors' Commons job." An adjournment of the debate was then proposed, and upon a division carried. An account of COAL and IRON brought down the Mon mouthshire Canal Company's Tram-roads and Canal, from the 1st to the 8th of April, 1843. Tram Road Canal. COAL. ——————- -———— Tons. Cwt. Tons. Thomas Powell 2661 10 200 ThomasProthero. 2084 2 50 Martin Morrison 1001 9 550 Rock Conl Company 9:36 5 Rosser Thomas & Co. 1110 19 Thomas Phillips & Son. 594 2 W. S. Cartwright 852 10 Penllwyn Coal Company James Poole, Jun 224 1 Joseph Latch & Co 1040 fl Tredegar Coal Company 407 12 LatchandCope. John Russell & Co 523 9 Joseph Jones 755 4 John Jones. 250 11 Roger Lewis. 64H 4 Joseph Beaumont. 702 4 Benjamin Young R. J. Blewitt. 250 Mon. li-on and Coal Company John Vipond Richard Morrison. 225 James Treasure R. Thomas Pentwyn and Golynos Company.. Ryce Davies 369 16 75 H. Phillips Rosser Williams 23 TramRoad. Canal. IRON. » Tons. Cwt. Tons. Cwt. Tredegar Iron Company Rhymney Iron Company 514 8 Harford, Davies, and Co. 392 18 Samuel Homfray and Co. 133 14 í Coalt)rook Vtlc Ebbw Vale Co •• •• I From sundry \y orks t.« 1 «»< •. • <» | 1805 15 HIGH WATER AT CARDIFF. | APRIL. | Morning.| Etening. Sunday 16 | 7 17 j 7 39 Monday, 17 7 58 8 17 Tuesday, 18 j 8 36 j 8 55 i Wednesday, 19 j 9^17 9 40 j Thursday 20 j 9 55 | 10 16 I Friday, 21 10 41 11 5 I Saturday, 22 | 11 13 j 11 56 j HIGH WATER AT BRISTOL, &c. (From Bunt's Tide Table.) TER. Cumb. I Bathust ApnIL- jU^rj~Eren. j Gates, j Gates. Sunday 16 i 8 12 8 34 j 34 5 23 2 Monday 17 8 53 9 12 33 2 21 11 Tuesday 18 < 9 31 J U 50 j 31 1 j 19 10 Wednesday 19 10 12 10 35 28 7 17 4 Thursday* 20 10 50 j 11 11 26 0 ¡ 14 9 Friday, 21 11 361- 23 4 12 1 Saturday 22 j 0 8 j 0 51 } 21 8 10 5 EQUATION OF THE TIDES. on% These Equations,applied to the above Table, will give the Approximate Times of High Water, at the following Places on the Coasts of England and Wales. A. M. T A. M. Abervstwith add 0 15 j Liverpool add 4 0 Caernarvon add 1 45 j Newport, Mon.sub 0 3 Cardigan B-ar .sub 0 15 j Portsmouth .add 4 2 Carmarthen Bay sub 1 5 j Swansea Bar. sub 1 6 Chepstow .sub 0 13 | Thames' Mouth sub 4 55 Easter Sunday. Mornin^ Tjesson- • • 12 chapter Exodus. 0 2nd Lesson. 6 chapter Romans. 3 Lesson. 14 chapter Exodus. remng 2nd Lesson 2 chapter Acts, 22 v. -"t.

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