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6 sent word nalioro that lis would permit no K "depredation"' on ths property of the company. To tJJi the mayor retorted th&t no "depredation" was intended, but that he would proceed to carry out the ejeVahcnt uuless prevented by superior force. A boat conlninr a. constuule and two men was then despatched across the cay to Eervo the ejectment, hut nas stopped hy a prty of marines from the Cyane. Thus foiled, the mayor r.na his advisors drew up a protest, surrendered the town to Captain Hollins, and lowered their flag. The Cyans confirmed to keep the town blockaded and suffered no one to cross the harbour. These proceedings took place durin g the absence of Mr. Foote, the British "Vice Consul. On bis return to Greytown he caused the ; AFosquitan flag to be again hoisted, and proceeded on board the Cyane. to claim the site in dispute na under the jurisdiction of Losquitin. and the protection of England. This was tne position of aaa-ira ac latest accounts. CHILI. From Valparaiso, accounts to the 16th February stale that nothing of importance had occurred in the noliticnl world of Chili since the last advices, if we except the trip of jrresiucnt AiontB to tne soutnera provinces, during winch . sundry local improvements had been projected and commenced. A modification of the law concerning the export oi specie ami uren uecreea, ana tpe lormntion 01 a national bant bad become tuc subject of senous discussion. BOLIVIA. Bolivian accounts to February 6th state that funeral cere monies had been held in the principal townB of the state, in honour of the late General BallivTan. Nothing definitive naa neen arranged on tne Dark question. It was rumoured that the government entertained the idea of establishing an agency in France on its own account. Oifcrs bad been made for a grant of the monopoly, but the government did xtotapprove of them. The price of bark had risen. Asociety Lad petitioned for a charter from the government for the purpose of establishing a company of navigation cn the river Pilcomayo. PERU AND ECtJADOB. Accounts from Peru state that the president was about to visit some of his different provinces; the Peruvian plenipotentiary, General Sans, had met with a friendly reception in Ecuador. A 1 alter lately received from Guayaquil, states that the government of Ecuador had lately learned the existence, in the Galapagos Islands, of a vast mine of riches in the shape of guano, and bad granted to certain parties the privileges allowed by the law to discoverers. It was exoected that in about six months the guano of Ecuador would be brought into market in competition with that of 'Peni' NE-VTFOTJNDLAKD. late papers from St. John's, Newfoundland mention that one hundred and seventy-five vessels, manned by seven thousand men hod sailed for the seal fishery. THE LATE3T MAEKETS, BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH, FKOM THE SOUTH. New Oexeaxs, IkLmcn 29. Cotton sales to-day, 10,000 bales, at full prices, especially for finer qualities; good middling, 10c. to 10.jc. The receipts are still falling off; the excass now at all the southern ports over same time last year is -109,000 bales. Stock on hand here, 307,000 bales. Freights to Liverpool, 9-1GJ. Sterling, 8Ac. New Orleans, JlARcn 30. The Franklin's news, received Inst night: Cotton brisk to-day, sales 12,000, partly on speculation. The finer grades have advanced jjc. ; strict middling, Okc. to ijc. Ohio flour active, 10,000 barrels sold to-day at $37 90c. to $3. 95c Hew Okleans, ULincn 31. The Mogara'a advices, to hand this morning, gave an active impulse to cotton : fally : 1U,UUU bales sold, at advancing prices; strict middling, a;fc. ; market closingexcited; freightsiirm; sterling exchange, BJc. Chablestoh, March 3D. Sales to-day, 3,300 boles, at an advance of c. to a. ,. Charleston, March 31. Sales, 2,000 bales; prices ranging from Sc. to 11c. Receipts of the week, 14,700 bales. Stock on hand, 61,150. INDIA AND CHINA. The London journals of yesterday publish the details of the advices brought by the overland mail, via Marseilles. A telegraphic summary of the intelligence, transmitted from Trieste, was copied into the Guardian on Wednesday. The correspondence and journals from Bombay are to the 13th March, and from Calcutta to the 5th March. The mail of the 8th February reached Bombay on the 10th March by the steamer Attar. .The following is the letter of the Bombay correspondent of the Times: "There is little news of importance from Burraah. It is believed that Prince Mingdoor has succeeded ia obtaining the supreme power at Ava, and the arrival of a properly accredited Burmese envoy is hourly expected at the outposts of the army. The failure at Ilonabew turns out to have been even more disastrous than was at first supposed the number of killed, woundid, and missing being about 100. The matter is to form the subject 'of early official inquiry,' aud there aTe very painful reports current regarding is. Among other things it is Bnid that, after Captain Loch's fall, and while in tlio presence of the enemy, a serious difference of opinion arose between the naval and military officers engaged. Commander Lambert, having been ths leader of the first unsuccessful expedition, would have been naturally inipaiient of a second repulse. The leaders-of the expedition appear to have been altogether uninformed of the strength and nature of the enemy's position, and to have advanced without any pre-arranged plan of operation, and with n total absence of all military precaution. I mentioned in my last that a third expedition was to be despatched to avenge the failure of the two former ones, but this intention will probably be abandoned, as the robber chief has sued for terms. Commodore Lambert, huwever (the senior naval officer, will not hear of peace with tne man who has twice repulsed his son and thinned his crews until he has first beaten him, and, his application to the military authorities for ti-oopB to co-operate with his blue jackets in a third attempt having been unsuccessful, he is said to have applied to the governor-general for the assistance of fivo companies of the 2d European Fusileers. He is not likely to get tbem, nor is it probable that Meatoon would wait for the arrival of the governor-general's answer. A thousand rupees have been offered for his head. The intelligence department of the army of Burmah appears to have been mostiiielficicntly conducted throughout the war; withso large a proportion of the population in our favour, and with m general who seems never to be in a hurry, any uncertainty regarding tho enemy's strength or dispositions would appear inexcusable. I mentioned in my last, that Captain Fytche, deputy-commissioner of Basscin, had, with the assistance of Captain Hennie, of the Indian navy, and 80 blue jackets, completely cleared his province of the enemy, and that before requesting Captain Kennie's co-operation, he had applied in Tain to Major H&weg, the officer commanding at Bussein, for the assistance of a small detachment of European troops. Major Hawes, has since committed suicide, under tho morbid impression that he would be severely censured hy the governor-general for having refused Captain Fytche's requisition. He hod been under the impression that with so small a force at his disposal, Captain Fytche's enterprise would terminate in disaster, and that if he was a party to it, he would be severely reprimanded by General Godwin, for disobedience to orders in detaching a portion of his garrison. "General Steele's column arrived at SUoygyu, on the llHi of February, mid occupied it without opposition. The town ia sitnate at the junction of the river of the same name with the Sitang river, which is navigable thence to Moulinein. The town is the largest and handsomest the troops have yet seen in Burmah, the streets paved with brick, and crossing each other at right angles, the markets extensive and well supplied, and the neighbouring country very fertile and highly cultivated. The - Blockade is situnted on a hill outside the" town; it is about 1,000 feet square, the defences consisting ot two thicknesses of teak logs loopholed near the top, each log about a foot square, and the whole backed by an embankment of eaTth. It is said that no artillery could have breached it, but that the garrison might have been driven out by shelling. The enemy had decamped a few days before General Steel's arrival. A force consisting of the 5th Madras Native Infantry, two companiea of the Madras European Fusiliers, two 24-pounder bomtzers, and 60 artillerymen, were to remain at Shojgyu; General Steel wbb to start with the remainder of the force for Tonghoo (about 80 miles to the north) on the 17th or 18th. Lieutenant Hilliard, of the Feroze, had just arrived with three boats laden with stores from;Moulmein. Muskets had been sent from Calcutta for arming the local levies now being raised in the conquered . provinces. They are to be organised on the footing of the Punjab irregular regiments, and will soon be far superior to any troops tho Burmese could bring against them. General Godwin still remains inactive at Promo. Much surprise ia expressed that tho Governor-general has not ordered an immediate advnnce on Ava, now that there is no enemy in the way; the force at Promo being all on a marching establishment, such an advance would in no wise add to the expenses of the war, and, as regards the preslige sr onr arms in Eastern Asia, it is most desirable that the peace should be only concluded in tho enemy's capital. You will see by the overland summary that Lord Falkland has excited quite a furor against bis government by removing from the bench without trial or inquiry Messrs. Grant and Le Gejt, the senior judges of the company's highest court of judicature in India. The ability of these judgeB has never been questioned, and the ostensible grounds of their removal seem so utterly inadequate that it is the general opinion among all classes hero, out of the service as well as .-in it, that they have suffered only on account of the ill fcel-ing which LordFolkland is well known to entertain towards one of thern, as having been the adviBer and intimate friend both of Mr. Pollard Willoughby and of Colonel Outturn in their respective differences with his lordship. The company's judges in India have frequently to decide cases in which the government is a party (as in the instance of the commissariat contractor Lalla Jotee Persaud), and the arbitrary removal of two judges of that court on, as is believed, merely personal grounds, is felt to be a severe blow to the independence of the bench. Tile measure is regarded by the civil service as an insult to their body, and, by all, as an act of injustice to the gentlemen immediately concerned. One of the deposed judges goes home by next mail to lay his case before the court of directors. The governor-general haB returned to Calcutta. The governors of Bombay and Madras are at their respective presidencies. Trade is dull, little business of any consequence having been done since the despatch of tho last mail." ' The Bomlay Gazette contains the following paragraph respecting the affairs of Bahawulpore : "Intelligence has reached Bombay, from Kurrachee, of the entire force of the Shan of Bahawulporoliavingdeserted their master and gone over to Sadik Khan, his brother, who, our readers will remember, had just effected his escape from prison, and raised small army to aid him in dethroning his illegitimate oppressor. Not a shot was fired when the two forceB met; the bastard was deserted by his troops, and had to seek saftttr In thgutwitn -a few mounted followers. Four -squadrons of vuvvusuumDc, wio uuiftBipur uaticry, ana tue 1st LJrena-- diers are said to have received orders to prepare for service to quell the disturbances now in progress in that country'. . We have no doubt that it will be ultimately determined to attach a subsidiary force in those territories." . '' CHINA. The following letter, dated Hongkong, February 25, is . publishcdby the Times: " The mail steamer arrived here on the-13thLinstant; bringing dates from England to the ..24th;or,iDecember. His Excellency Sir .George Bobhara amTed,ln,lhe steamer, and has resumed the. governorship , f-;Dr...iSswrlng has '.proceeded , to Canton. Suef Justice. iHuliuo also arrived, in . the steamer. Mr. f joam-EluiBlioii.lite officiating consul, at Canton, ( proceeds to,EoropMn. furlough. ,- He, baa-given generalstttiiriction, and-iho.-intercaune with hfn n&..;ni ll. .,..,. i vi.J ; 4$i&ftetaefM iconiatbey and satisfactory. His. Exel- ir TSa, i vT ; if VLaaiPt,Diu we near, -w-K-y-y'wj"t'j'.-w: -auAiiguai. Liommoaore. Perry rj ,Ml aKmqnth in fbaJUSiOfi from the UnltedStates to preyed to Japan. Wo hive littleTisre'to .1 ........ ,1 nn ' I " It l. 1 1: nn im. . r- - uepcuu U4nu ragaruillg vin cuciuuu, . xub Dscouuld irum Shanghai to the 15th hist, alluds to the preparation being made for the defence of Nankin, and though nothing is positively known it is conjectured the insurgents may pro-ceed onward unless arrested by the Imperial Tartar troops. We hear the high officials have been paying theu-'contribu-ttons to the Imperial Treasury at the several provincial capitals. Nothini? further has transpired regarding the imperial command for taking into consideration tho question of legalising opium. The local papers contain the edict.'' DOMESTIC. CITY INTELLIGENCE. ERICES OF CONSOLS. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Cash. Acct. Cash. Acct. Cash. Acct. Highest price... 1005 1003 1003 100 100J 101 Lowest pric 100? 1003 100?. 100 ino lOOj Closing price ... lOOj 100j 100j 10"! 100 101 Wednesday. There was a great dulness in all the markets to-day, but after the settlement of the Consol account prices showed a tendency to advance. Consols for money were quoted during the regular hours of business 100A to J, and transactions subsequently took place at 100jj to 3" for money, and 10 Oi to I for the May account. Bank Stock left off at 225 to 226; reduced 99f to 100; Three-and-a-Quarter per Cents. 103. to jj; Long Annuities 6; India Stock, 260 to 263; India Bonds, 40s. to 45s. ; and Exchequer Bills (March), 2s. to 6s. (June). 4s. to 8s. premium. Times. Thursday. The stock-markets were generally better towards the close of business, tho final completion of the accounts having favourably influenced prices. Tiro failures occurred during the day, but they were wholly unimportant. Consols opened nt 100 to $ for money, at which quotation they remained till late in the afternoon, when they improved on purchases, and left off at 100 to . For the May account thev were lost quoted IO0J to 101. Bank Stock closed at 225 to. 226; Reduced, 101) to 4; Three-aud-a-Qaarter per Cents, 103$ to ; L-mg Annuities, 6 1-16; India Stock, 260 to 263; India Bonds, 38s. to 43s. pm.; and Exchequer Bills (iU-arcuj, zs. to bs. pm. (junej, 4s. to os. pm. limes. Hem Majesty's Health. The following bulletin of the queen s neaitu was issued on Wednesday morning : - Buckingham Palaco, .april 13tb, 1853, nine o'clock a.m. The Queen ii cozrvufcscent. Tueinfont prince continues well. JAMES CLABK, M.D. CHARLES MCOCK, M.I). KOI1ERT FERGUSON, K.B. Her majesty's recovery is so far advanced that no further bulletins will be issued. LATEST INTELLIGENCE. FJRtDAlT EVENING, Apbil 15. BY ELECTBIC TELEGEAPH. HOUSE OF LORDS, This Day. Their lordships met at five o'clock. Poor Removal Bill. Lord BEBNEKS moved the second reading of the Poor Removal and Local Assessment Bill. A conversation ensued, with respect to several infor malities in the bill, in which Lord Stanley of Alderley, Lord Derby, and Lord Beaumont took part; and the bill was ultimately withdrawn. The house adjourned at ten minutes to seven o'clock, HOUSE OF COMMONS, Tnra. Day. The Speaker took his seat at a quarter to four o'clock. Leicester Electiok. Mr. DfSTLTT reported from the committee appointed to try the merits of a petition, complaining of an undue return for the borough of Leicester, that Sir Joshua "Walinaley and Mr. Richard Gardner had been duly elected. Railway Amaloajiatios. Mr. CARD'WELL moved the adoption of a series of resolutions, grounded upon the report of the committee to whom was referred the subject of railway and canal bills involving powers of amalgamation, purchase, lease, working arrangement, or other combination of interest. The resolutions were to the effect that no such bills should be proceeded with, unless the parties interested Bhould strike out, in committee, all such powers. Several other recommendations were contained in the resolutions. Mr. "WHALLEY said the resolutions would check railway enterprise. Mr. M'GREGOR- argued that they were very, defective. Mr. RICARDO protested against the powers assumed by the Board of Trade. He contended that they practically went to nullify the directors' authority upon every line in the kingdom. Mr. LABOUCHERE and Mr. "WADDINGTON approved of the resolutions. Aftera short discussion the resolutions were unanimously agreed to. Tyitemotitu Electioh. Sir BENJAMIN" HALL re ported, from theTyneinouth election committee, that Hugh Taylor, Esq. had not been duly elected for that borough, and that bribery and treating existed at the late election. Tiie committee reported that Mr. Taylor's expenses, at the late election, amounted to 1,900. Tho honourable baronet gave notice that on a future day lie should move an address : for a commission to inquire into tho existence of corrupt I practices at elections for the borough of Tynemouth. ! The Seizure of Arms: M. Kossuth. Sir JOSHUA "WALMSLEY, referring to a statement in one of the mora-injt papers, asked whether there was any, and what founda-ationfor the statement that a large quantity of warlike implements had been seized, supposed to belong to M. Kossuth. He inquired also whether the government had given any assurances to Austria, or any other foreign power, that the political refugees should be placed under surveillance. Lord PALMERS'lONsiiidinformationhadheen received thatth ere was in a h ouse nearRotherhithe, now occupied by M. Kossuth, a quantity of warlike stores and gunpowder. A search-warrant was consequently issued. The house was entered, and 70 cases, containing several thousands of war-rockets were 'found; also a number of- rockets in various stages of preparation, two thousand shells unloaded, and five hundred pounds of gunpowder. These were seized. "Whom they belonged to the house would not expect him to say. No assurances respecting political refugees had been given to any foreign power beyond what had already been stated in parliament that they would not bo allowed to abuse the hospitality of this country by hostile proceedings. Mr. THOMAS DUNCOllBE said that the place where these things were found was a patent rocket manufactory, and that the whole statement with regard to Kossuth was a fabrication. Thenoble lord himself well knew that the rockets had been offered fur sale to government. Mr. BRIGHT asked the noble lord whether M. Kossuth was in any way more compromised than any member of the Orleans party by this transaction. Lord PALMERSTON said he cast no iraputationuponM. Kossuth. Itwouldbeasubjectforfuture inquiry to whom tho arniB belonged. Lord D. STUART charged the government with having made an allegation and declined to substantiate it. M. Kossuth denied all knowledge of tho transaction. Mr. AGLIONBY camplained that the charge had been brought forward by the Times, as if it had been satisfactorily proved, whereas it appeared from the statement of the noble lord that such was not the case. JEWISH DISABILITIES BILL. On the order of tho day for the third reading of the Jewish Disabilities Bill, Mr. CUMMING BRUCE protested against the measure, the opponents of which he contended were constantly on the increase. He moved as an amendment, that the bill should be read a third time this day six months. Mr. KIRK supported the original motion. Mr. "WHITESIDE, at great length, opposed the third reading of the bill. Mr. BETHELL (Solicitor-general) supported the bill. Mr. GOULBOBN opposed the bill. (Left sitting.) THE PENINSULAR MAILS. Southampton, Friday Moitmsa. The Iberia steamer has arrived. Her dates are : Gibraltar, April 5th; Cadiz, 6th; Lisbon, 9th; Oporto end Vigo, 10th. Sho brings 21 passengers, and specie to the value of 2,940. The barque Orestes, belonging to the Peninsular and Oriental Company, from London to Adelaide, put into Lisbon on the 4 tb, leaky. The passengers had to take to the pumps. The cargo was being discharged. The Iberia has brought home 39 bags of maih for Adelaide. These were formerly Bhipped by the steamer Australian, but were, on tho return of that ship, placed on board the Orestes by the General Post-office, for conveyance to Adelaide. The clipper ship Cairngorm, London to Hong Kong, having, when 100 miles weBt of UBhant, carried away the head of her mainmast, had put into Lisbon for repairs on the fith instant. It was expected she would be detained that' night. Cadiset Council A cabinet council was held this afternoon, at the Foreign Office. The Commercial Daily L ist says that on 'Change to-day, and in the monied circles, great dullness prevailed; the defcatof ministers on the advertisement duty question having shaken confidence. The Sim states that the belief that Mr. Gladstone will yield with a good grace on the advertisement duty question is probably one cause of the Bupport given -to the market; hut there are also other circumstances that have their.weight. Just before the close of business yesterday there was a large operation entered i. .o, mid to be on behalf of a, foreign capitalist, J per cent being given for tho call on 200,000 Consols at 101. This morning, Mr. Capel sold 200,000 New Three-and-a-Quarter per Cents, and bought 230,000 Consols; nnotbor proof that this latter security-is very favourably thought of, and that the plan of conversion into Two-and-a-Half. per Cent stock is relatively too favourable, and will be preferred, therefore, to the New Three-and-a-Half per Cent stock. Paris, TnuitsDAY. Rumours were afloat to-day, on thB Bourse and elsewhere, that news had arrived at Madrid of an insurrection at Barcelona; -but the Tima correspondent is assured that at theForsign Office no such intelligence had been received. And if such had been the case, the news ought to have reached Paris at the same time as Madrid. Tho new cabinet, it ia thought, will he pretty much the sarao ns the late one. It is rnmsured that the abandonment of the Transatlantic steam affaire is in contemplation, though no decision has bean come' to. Two' renBone are alleged, -one tho necessity of strict economy; the other, that the en-' terpriie is to be. abandoned, out of deference to the remonstrance of the British government. The first reason is probably the correct oae.-rThe Bourse, on Thursday, again disannointed sneonlatora for ii' Hue: ; Thft' exTicntad nrHrtra from London capitalists, for the purchase of Rentes, have not. umveu, ana government oecurweB wero neavy, at a siignt decline on the prices- of "Wednesday. Fobeion ExoHABQEB. Loheon, THIS Day. Amsterdam, three months, 11.183 to 11.19; sight. 11.162 to 11.17. Hamburgh, three months, 13.8 to ;1&8J. Paris, three months,. 25.25 to 25.2Tij :sight, 25.2J to .25.6. . Frankfort, three months, 120J. Vienna, three months, 11.4.to 11.0 tn'v'nKBT?'?nihB' 2.5-27i to 25-30- leghorn, three months, 30.5. Rates were unchanged; " ' . . : LONDON PRODUCE . MARKET. - ,T,BI! Va?. Sugar: 817. bhds. 'and tlefo'si'Vest India old, at about former rates, maiing;i,140 hhds. for theweek. Grocery lumps, 45s. 6d:. to. 49s, J Foreigtvws wanted by: exporters; -yellow Havannnhi In bondw,2ai. toi25i. At' the-public sales.-, 6.000 baca M.ri,,liTtI:,"i oAtI! 86s..ediandj-greatpMttaJwnin.Ct!ffee; AtuctioD,a;300' bigs nabye .Ceylon imi bought in, at48s. .SdCoifon.-al.es"1 Utii!.T?KlK?hlot? BwWMc-to 11b.2ooki traa tain, nt 46s. fid. to 45s. Si. THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN, Saturday, . April, , FKOM FBID AY'S-" GAZETTE."- BAKKBTrPTCY- AHNTJItLED.-. -Charles Green, scrivener, Bpaldtag, Llncouublre. BAN KBUPTS. . -." William Artlagetal, joiner and builder, Pendleton, Lancashire. Jolm 'VThite, draper, Charles-street, Tottenham Court Boai, Middlesex. ' r Edward B lately, linen draper and silk mercer. Conduit-street,. Regent-street Westminster, and Norwich. Robert Chinev, brewer, Wlthersfleld, Suffolk. Frederick Rosenberg, distiller, free School-street, Horaley Dovm,- Aliddlesax. ' Heoenge Morton Cinder, licensed victualler, late of St Martin's Court, Iiudgate Hill, but now of Fountain Gardens, Ijambetli Walk, Surrey. ' William Mareb, beerseller, Dudlev, Worcestershire. ' Edward Goldamltb, tailor and ou latter, Nottingham. Rfchnrd Stevens, Truro, Cornwall. Daniel Dunglingvon, licensed victualler, Newcastle-on-Tyne. BANK OF ENGLAND. An Account, pursuant to the act 7th and 8th Victoria, cap. 32, for the week ending Saturday, April 9, 1853: ISSUB DBPARTHBKT. Notts ianued 32,816,450 . Government debt... 11,016,100 uteerBBcunueB K,a4,uutl Gold coio and bullion 18,JS7,305 Silver bullion 1J,1H 32,816,460 I 32,81S;460 BANK1NQ DSPAKTIIKNT. 14,553,000 j Government seouri-3,100,866 1 tieEllncluduiEdeaa 4.733.108 1 weiEbt annultvl... 13.571.381 Froprietors'capital IMBb ................ Pnbllo deposita .... Otber deposits 8even-dAV and other 14,UJ3,8S7 ; Other securities 14,875,057 Piutes. y,UJ,745 Gold and silver coin 4CJ.674 bins 1,400,13, 38,798,028 1 38,736,628 Including exchequer, eavingsbanks, commissioners of national debt, and dividend accounts. These returns show an increase of 218,885 in the stock of bullion, as compared with lost week's returns. FKOM THE LONDON EVENING PAPERS. Paris, . Thursday Evekikq. "We have nothing new toay from Spain, except a letter from Madrid to the 10th, stating, that before the late ministers withdrew from office they gratified the rancour of Queen Christina by dismissing from office all the functionaries who have seats in the senate, and voted recentlyfor' the propositions in favour of General Narvaez. As we know bv telerrrdii. fo(mfttj.u nf the 12th, that the Cortes have resumed their sittings, we mav mier mac tne new ministry intends to pursue a mare liberal course, and that the public functionaries thus dismissed have been restored to office. There was a rumour at the Bourse that a revolutionary, movement had commenced in Catalonia, but it did not obtain much that Count Revel, the Piedmontese ambassador, has quitted that capital. It appeal's, however, that negotiations under the mediation of the French government are likely to take place between the cabinets of Austria and Piedmont. Globe. TnE Funds. CUv. Twelve o'clock: TheEnzlish securities have been favourably influenced by the final adjustment of tne various settlements on tne stocic .xcnange; ana colore the close of business yesterday Consols further advanced upon purchases to 100J and 100, both for money and time; at which price they opened firmly this morning. Reduced Threes are unchanged, 99j topar; NewThree-and-a-Quarter per Cents, 103jJ to 103J. Shares have improved sympathetically with Consols. Two o'clock: The English stock market has been very firm during the day, with a larger amount of purchasers than usual. Consols have been operated in between the range of 100j and 100J for money, and 1003 for time, and are last quoted lOOg to lO&j for money, and 100J to 100 for the 12th of May account. The national broker took off a parcel of Reduced Three per Cents at 1004. The New Three-and-a-Quarter per Cents have been much dealt in, being considered a preferential investment, owing to the guarantee from reduction of interest. Bargains were freely made to-day from 103 up to 103. India Bonds are flat at 40s. premium. There have been a few transactions in Exchequer Bills at 4s. and 5s. premium for the June bills, and 4s. to 8s. . for the March. Bank Stock stands at 225 to 226. . Business in. foreign securities has been very restricted. Mexican Stock bas im- g roved to 28$. Peruvian Scrip was lower at 3 premium, panish Stocks have rallied, the Deferred to 24, and the Certificates to 6 and 6. The railway share market has been betterBupported,andmostshareBhaveimproved. North westerns are at 12UJ to lHUij ; Midland, 75$ to 75j; Lancashire and Yorkshire, 77 to 77i, a rise of l. North, BritiBh and Aberdeens are 15s. higher; East Lancashire, 10s. ; Great Northens steady at 83$; Great Southern and "Western (Ireland), 20a. higher; Great "Western advanced to 93, but this has been scarcely maintained; York and North Midlands are at 60; East India Extension shares are lg premium; Great Indian Peninsula, 2J premium; Upper Iodia, I premium; French shares are weuker. Closing Prices. (By Electric Telegraph.) The Funds; Consols, for account, 10 OJ tol00; ditto, money, 100J toI00. Three-and-a-Quarter per Cents, 103jJ to 103J; Bank Stock, 225 to 226; Exchequer Bills, 5s. to 9s. prem. Railway Shares: London and North "Western, 119i to 120; Midland, 7-15 to 75; North Staffordshire, 4jj to 4dis.; South Eastern and Dover, 75 to 7G; Caledonian, H4to 64.J;; ditto Preference, 106 to 108; Eastern Counties, 13J to I3; East Lancashire, 73 to 75; GreatNorthern, 82 to 835; Great "Western, 9HtoB2; Loeds Northern, 15J to 16$; Lancashire and Yorkshire, 76A to 77; London, Brighton, and South Coast, lOi to 105; London and South "Western, 90.J to 91A; North British, 35 to 36; ditto Preference, 109 to:lll; York, Newcastle, and Berwick, 69 to 70; York and North Midland, 59 to 60. Foreign Stock: Mexican, 28 to 28$. Swedish, 2 to U dis. Spanish Active, 48 to 48; ditto New Deferred. 24J.to-248; ditto Passive, 5J to 5jj. Mines: Colonial Gold, 2 to'2$; Great Nugget Vein, lj to 2; Nonveau; Monde, 1 to If ; Port Phillip, par to $. Miscellaneous;', Australian Agricultural, 87 to 89; British American, 83'to'85; Peel River Land and Mineral, 5 to 6; Scottish Australian Investment, 1 to 2; South Australian Land, 49 to 51; Van Diemen's Land, 20J to 21A. The English market, affected by rumours respecting the ministry, has beenjheaYy, and prices lower. Three-and-a-Quarter per Cent Consols were flat, caused by large sales. Railways, influenced by the tone of Consols, have been lower, and close with i feeling of heaviness. Gold mines and land and bank (hares were buoyant, and closed with an improving tendency. Foreign, securities were steady; Mexican good. , , Mark Lane, This Day. The arrivals of English grain and flour this week have been moderate, and good of foreign. To-duy's market was badly attended; and scarcely any business transacted cither in wheat, flour, or spring corn, excepting oats, which are in fair demand, at full priccB. In floating cargoes there is also nothing doing,' but buyers would doubtless be able .to purchase more advantageously than of late. A Cabinet Council will be held at the Foreign Office on Saturday (this day) at two o'clock. Olohe. The Election for Huddersfield. From tho notice issued hy the returning officer for the borough of Hudders-field, we learn that the nomination day ia fixed for Wednesday next. Both the liberal candidates (Lord Goderich and Joseph Starkey, Esq. a local manufacturer), are now in the full heat of canvass. Uttering Counterfeit Coins. On Thursday morning, a man named John Surr was brought up at the City Police Court, on a charge of uttering to three persons abase half-crown and two base shillings. The cases were fully proved, and he was committed for trial at the sessions. . The Blackburn Election Riots. On Monday last, at the Siilford Ilundrcd quarter sessions, true bills were returned against Richard Walmsley, alias "Bloody Dick," for taking part in the brutal attack on Mr. James Johnston, i of Lurk Hill, on the Saturday - evening after the election, i and also against Samuel Slater and Richard Sharrock, for maliciously wounding Mr. JohnBton. A - bill, against : Walmsley was preferred at the Preston sensionsxm Wednesday week, but it was cut by the grand jury; and it was consequently determined to prefer bills at Salford. The prisoners will be brought up for trial at the Preston intermediate sessions, commencing on the 19th May next. Colonial Postage. A deputation of the Association for Promoting Cheap Colonial and International Postage will wait, by appointment, upon the Earl of Aberdeen, on Saturday (this day). The association bas laid aside for the present the proposition for a penny colonial postage; and tho object 01 the deputation is to induce the government to -alter the proposed rate for colonial letters from-sixpence to threepence; that is, one penny for the inland postage in Great Britain, and the same for the colonies, and one penny for the ocean postage. In the government scheme, as ox-plained by Lord Canning, the PoBtm aster-General, and sixpence was similarly divided, with this important difference, that the charge for the ocean transit was set down at four-pence. The deputation, is to be introduced to his lordship by Mr. Thomas Hankoy, governor of the Bank of England. jjituy jyewis. - Search of Kossuth's House and Seizure of Arms. The British government has not waited long for an opportunity of proving to all the world the sincerity of its resolution to put the law rigorously in force against; such foreign refugees residing in this country oi have abused the tolerant hospitality of England by carrying on conspiracies against other states. We believe that we are correctly .informed when we state that, upon intelligence received by the Secretary of. State for the Home Department andjtiie Commissioners of Police for the metropolis, active measures' have been taken to substantiate the charges whioh have -long been vagnelypreferred againBtM. Kossuth and his adherents. Upon this legal-information a house in the occupation of M. Kossuth was searched yesterday (Thursday) morning at an early hour by the- competent authorities, acting, we presume, under the Secretary of State's warrant, and tho result of this investigation was the discovery of a .large store of arms, ammunition, and materials of war, which may bo the stock in trade of a political incendiary, but certainly form no part of the household goods of a private gentleman living in pacific retirement. Indeed, thereis reason to believe that tlioBO preparations have been going on- upon a scale entirely inconsistent with the notion of any 'mere private speculation, and must have had in view hostilities- or in-surrectionaiy movements of a very destructive character. We know not how long the attention of the Home-office hae been directed- to the suspicious -proceedings of the persons engaged in theso lawless undertakings, but Lord Palmerston has shown his usual energy and skill in tracing the evil to its root; and it is extremely satisfactory that the minister who has been so often identified with these adventurers by the ignorance or passion of foreign governments should now" have it in his power to show, by a conspicuous example, that the good order of society and the friendly relations of this country with foreign. states are not to be violated with impunity under his administration. "If M. Kossuth comes to this country for the purpose of levying war, against foreign nations' on his own account, and if he uses ' the resources ho may have at his disposal tb prepare menus of destruction against our neighbours, lie violates the laws . of En gland as well na the law of nationi. We : assert as stoutly as we have ever done the right of this country to protect .those who seek shelter, in the Queen's dominions from their political enemies.-y'The English .government; has declared tliat.it will never donate from these'maxima of our forefathers; and so strongly, was this, determination: expressed; that the governments of the continent desisted from their, demands on the subject of the refugees, without having formally presented to Lord Clarendon a. request which coulu only, be met.by. a, refusal.' , But Jhe more this country is resolved, to. maintain inviolate its right of ; protection to foreigners, the more it 'll, bound to keep, them :within the bounds of the laW.and'to'praishtho'so'ihfracHoni'of itwhich are dangerous to other nations. We do not enter at present ujjuu buDoikiuuiiMBiwi luiuqwTDi jwaiicauy mail?, . " ;they.may yet bi'mprcpfplete? and. they wifl ere long come befpre'the mllia'iSmw't'.-i'in enfeir. tain no'dofcthat 'seizures have Actually De'en''n)ado"'wJitc; justify the Urns (we have emplojta.'.Md we hope that there win ne ampie icgy ennusuca ki huuuui tuc case againsc u.e . parties,' of whose moral guilt ho' dbilR can be' eiikrteilneiUW Times. ' '- ' " ' " .'" '' " THE pUAIlDIAN. MANCHESTER, SATTJBDAY, APRIL 16, 1853. The Cottos Market. There is a manifest struggle going on at the present time in the Liverpool market, between the holders and the consumers of cotton, -who evidently take widely different views of the future prospects of the market. The holders, influenced by an advance of prices in America, by the falling-off in the receipts at the ports duringthe last two weeks of which we have accounts, and by the reiterated predictions of future and more extensive deficiencies, confidently look for an advance of prices in this country; whilst the consumers, disregarding predictions and anticipations, and looking only to facts and figures, especially to the very great increase of stock over that of the corresponding period of last year, whilst prices are a penny par lb higher than at that time, just as confidently anticipate a decline ; and, as a general rule, buy only to supply their immediate wants. The general tenor of the latest accounts from the United States, if taken without much consideration, would, no doubt, lead to the inference that the amountof the crop had been somewhat exaggerated; and the rapid falling-off in the receipts, exactly at the time which had been predicted, would seem to show that those who calculated ou a crop smaller than the general estimate, had possessed very accurate sources of information. It appears" to us, however, not unlikely that some fallacy may lurk under these appearances. There are such things as predictions which tend to their own fulfilment; and if planters and factors were strongly, impressed with the opinion, that a de cided falling off in the receipts during the month of March, as foretold by the short-crop men, would tend to raise or keep up prices, they had the ability, and they would naturally Lave the inclina'tion, to verify the prediction. Again, there is a fact of some importance, applying to the port of New Orleans, where the falling-off seems mainly to have arisen, which ought not to be left out of the calculation. The stock of cotton in that port is so large, and so far beyond the meuns of safe storage, that the insurance offices, after sustaining some serious losses, have refused to take insurances upon it, except at enormous rates ot premium ; as much as 12 per cent having been, as we are informed, demanded and paid for this purpose. Of course, under these circumstances, the factors would naturally request their principals in the interior to suspend their consignments until the stock was somewhat diminished, and the cost of insurance was reduced to the customary rate. In addition to these facta, it is now known that, for a short time before the great decline of receipts took place, the roads in the cotton-growing states had been rendered almost impassable by heavy rains, which had prevented the planters from forwarding cotton to the steamers on the rivers. tTnder these circumstances, it appears to us that the sudden and large diminution in the receipts, cannot be accepted as conclusive evidence of any deficiency of cotton in the interior, as compared with the same period of last year; and this view is, to some extent) corroborated by a comparison of the stocks held in the interior depots, which, to the latest dates, exhibited an increase of about 40,000 bales over those of the same period in 1852. We do not allege that the falling off in the receipts may not possibly be produced by that cause; but, as it may be just as easily due to the other circumstances to which we have alluded, we think that spinners act wisely in limiting their purchases until the real facts of the case are more certainly known. From all the information which we have received, as to the duration of the picking season, which in .Louisiana and Mississippi, continued into the month of March, we should not at all expect, a priori, that the supplies to the ports, would exhibit a com paratively early falling off, but just the contrary, and it may be well to wait the result of another month's advices, before acting on those received by the latest .arrivals. There is some reason to believe that a portion of the produce of the laBt crop will be retained in the planter's hands this year ; but, with a stock of 618,310 bales in Liverpool, and with every appearance of a speedy increase to more than a million bales, thsro seems to be no reason to fear any deficiency of cotton during the present year. Since the above remarks were written, we have met with the following curious statement in the American correspondence of the Morning Chronicle, which, though not very obviously connected ,;with the subject of the supply of cotton, will probably be found eventually to have some bearing upon it : " A verv singular convention of southern planters 5s to be held in June next, at Memphis, Tennessee. The avowed objects of the meeting are, to establish a continental depot of cotton in opposition to Liverpool, and thuB to do away with Liverpool agencies, middlemen, kc. by a direct exportation. The call complains that by the present system the substance of the planters is eaten up, and the exports are concentrated at Liverpool. And then other objects are, to build up a southern importing market in opposition to New York, to have one or two lines of steamers to Europe, new railroads, to educate southern children at home, spend southern wealth at home, and, in a word, to aim at commercial and industrial independence." This is by no means the first indication of a desire, on the part of the cotton planters to exercise an influence upon the price of their produce, independent of the ordinary operations of supply and demand, and we scarcely need to inform our readers that they all met with precisely the amount of suc cess which may be expected to attend interferences with the fundamental principles of commerce andpro- duction. One scheme certainly was devised by the planters of Mississippi, from which they contrived to extract some profit. Under the sanction of the state legislature they borrowed several millions of dollars in Europe, with which they established banks. They then individually obtained large advances from those banks, on their cotton, in which . advances the whole banking capital was absorbed and lost ; when the planters and the legislature of Mississippi shapped their fingers in the faces of the credulous people who had lent their money, foolishly believing that they were trusting honest men. . "We have no doubt that one ot the objects of the parties promoting the proposed con vention of soutnera planters m June next, is to devise some mode of keeping their cotton back from the market, in the hope of obtaining higher prices for it than they can command under the ordinary operations of commerce. That any such scheme could have'more than a mere 'temporary success is impossible ; and we do not believe that even tem porary success is at all probable. The cotton will seek the markets where there is capital to hold and machinery to work it up, and will not remain where the high rate of interest shows that capital is extremely scarce. Possibly there may be some attempt to borrow capital for this purpose; and we should not be much surprised to hear of attempts to obtain loans in Europe for the purpose. Butwith the former doings of the Mississippi planters fresh in the recollection of the public, we shall indeed ;be astonished if those attempts should prove suc cessful. ' ' EEMIBBION OF T-aXATIOK AND Mr. MlLNER GlJJ- BOKf. " This I know," said Mr. Disraeli, when he iatocd at bay on the last 'night ol'his tenure of office'! pthat the people of England love not coalitions..?,; .tVVe presume that th"e people of England are sup-- jjtofas'ed to have undergone a considerable change of inclination during the last three mtfttJttfy.qriB it that Mt;-;Dj8I!Aem has seen some unexpected reason to, jregaj'.ti'epop'ularjnd jfeoke!-''so . respectfully 1- If 'we - coine "it -speak "'epUonfilittiere ' i&ei,' perhaps,' not imtwy -to-be 'heard of- in the onnala of parliament more fitted' 16, 1853. to hTspiri astxniBiimentand suspicion than those, with which the- Ex-Chancellor of the. Exchequer has already, illustrated his brief leadership of the outs. ' Durincr the present week, on two occasions within little more than eight and forty tours of each other, he has managed to assist in inflicting defeats upon the government ; and with what allies 1 On Tuesday he brought an unexpected-contingent to the aid of the Irish, brigade, and, in that companionship, won a little victory on the question of maintaining the expensive and superfluous establishment of a military hospital at Kilmainham ; and on Thursday he led up his well-disciplined body of country gentlemen to join Mr. Milner (Jibson and the Manchester economists in vote against the Advertisement duty, which they succeeded in carrying against the ministers by a majority of 31. It is not very many weeks ago since Mr. Disraeli proposed a budget of his own, and sketched a financial scheme which disposed of all the relief to be obtained by remis sion of taxation for four years to come ; but it was no part of his plan to repeal the duty upon advertisements. "We are glad he has still grace enough to admit the awkwardness of this circumstance, for which' he endeavours to apologise by saying that his late colleagues and himself formed a resolute determination to give up the tax, and adhered to it until they found that it would be inconvenient to spare the money. It is to be hoped the tax-paying public will be satisfied with the assurance of Mr Disraeli's benevolent purpose. The way to par liamentary opposition, like that to " another place,1 seems to be paved with good intentions. Mr. Mtlner Ginsos is universally complimented on the. excellence of the speech with which he introduced his motion ; and tlioutrhhe might have spoken still better-with far less success, if faction had not come to' the aid of argument, he is well entitled to the credit of his victory, such as it is. The subject, indeed, has beea discussed of late years by so many able pens and tongues, that nothing new can lie said about it; the facts, the deductions, and the calculations, are ready to hand in abundance 9 and every appeal to reason or feeling which it can suggest has been tested in a hundred applications. The right honourable gentleman had the advantage of an intrinsically good cause; one indeed so good and clear, that, on its abstract merits alone,public.opinionhas long ago pronounced unanimously in its favour. Of all the three imposts, which are loosely and inaccurately described under thegenericnameof "taxesnponknowledge," somuch asthalcannot,perhaps,be said. The newspaper stamp cannot be counted a mere tax for the benefit of-the revenue, so long as certain very important services (whether fully worth the money we pay in stamps or not)arerenderedby thegovernmentin exchange. But the excise upon paper, injuriously affecting many commercial interests as well as every branch of literature, and, more especially, the duty of eighteen-pence upon every insertion of an advertisement, are about as bad taxes as it is possible for economical and moral blundering combined to have conceived. The only circumstance that could plead for a moment on their belialfj against the condemnation which any independent and unofficial member may induce parliament to pronounce against them, is simply that they exist. "We do think, however that that is a consideration of more weight than is often attributed to it. An existing tax is, at any rate, a recognised means of obtaining the supplies that are indispensably necessary for the public service, and it is a very serious thing to make away with such an instrument, unless previously provided with a reliable substitute. Bad a3 the duties upon the circulation of information and intelligence certainly are, there are not many of their most strenuous assailants who will undertake to say they are the worst forms even of existing taxation. Mr. Milker Gibsos himself said that if he had to choose between the excise upon paper and that upon soap, which produces about the same amount, he should be in doubt which to repeal. And a still more striking illustration of the powerful amount of argument or feeling which may bendduced against numerous other imposts is furnished by Mr. Gladstone's showing that, during the three months he has held liis present office, the house of commons has been urged from different quarters to consent to the remission of taxes, amounting to nearly seven millions and a half. A tax is, in its very nature, a nuisance, a hardship, and at best a necessary evil ; but people are too apt to iorget that the irksomeness which they experience in each individual imposition of the kind is common to the whole species. The advertisement duty is however, we suppose, gone by virtue of the vote of Thursday night j and, if its abolition had formed part of a complete scheme propounded by any responsible financial minister, we should certainly be under no danger, ou any public grounds, of regretting it. The most objectionable thing about the extinction of the tax is the evil nature of the political combination from which it received its death-blow. It is not a pleasant or reassuring thing to see with what ease and indifference reformers and economist's can unite with the routed legions of protection iin order to embarrass and constrain a government which cannot yet, at least, have done anything to disappoint the expectations of liberal conservatives. One would have thought that Mr. Disraeli's motives in the alliance were too glaringly exposed by the fact that, when he and his friends were in office, and had a larger surplus to deal with than now exists, they refused to adopt a similar proposi tion for the repeal ot this tax. Even the bucolic sup" porters of the late government perceive this clearly, and it was a grateful sacrifice to public virtue; to see Mr. Ball rise and declare that, although he had intended to vote with the right hoo. member for Manchester, he would not contribute to the success of a manceuvre. which was intended to bridge Mr. Disraeli's way back to power. But the last place where a glimmer of apprehension or prudence aeems to have penetrated was the minds of those gentlemen who were being principally deceived and injured in the transaction. Moralists of the Dean Sweet school are fond of dividing human, nature into knaves and fools ; and if .there be anything in the classification, we suppose that each class must be represented in combinations of this kind, And yet we experience an unaccountable diificultyin allotting to each party on so curious an alliance the part he ought to fill, for we cannot get beyond the fact, of which we entertain a perfectly serious conviction) that the financial reformers are hot knaves, and that Mr.' Disraeli is far from being a fool. Conference in Liverpool. Mercantile Law and the Judicial System. It is a satisfactory sign of the times that whether in or out of parliament, whether by legislation within the new palace of "Westminster, or by agitation out of doors, all' seem bent upon seeking larger freedom for trade. Liverpool, not usually regarded as the hot-bed of this, kind of movement, is now bestirring itself in an effort to free commerce from some of its home ahackles; and, at the instance of its Chamber of Commerce, a conference is to be held there on Thursday ;and Friday the 28th and 29th instant; " to consider the state "of mercantile law, and the judicial system of the "United Kingdom," meaning certain restrictions, obstructions, and hindrances, on the trade and 'commerce of this- country, from the anomalous state of .mercantile .law,-and' the imperfect or inadequate working of its administration, especially as regards the provinces. , A seri& of pro'jiliopa'fpr resolutions, to be submitted to the corifcience, is before na. The. first sets out by declaring that, the grievani es complained of " demand imme-diate considerate n ;" that remedial measures, to be effideht, "should be., suggested .hy'the 'mercantile class themselves ; and.that " asihejmost important "interests of ; the -empire, areonow-. indissolubly " associated with its commerce, whatsoever tends to " interpose hindrances to the freedom and. safety of "its operations, is contrary to all sound principle, "and ought to-be removed." From this honest free-trade declaration, we know few, indeed, who will be disposed to dissent. The leading grievances of .the trading classes, especially in the provinces, as set forth in this document are 1. lne want qi-a summary, economical,, and authoritative legal mode of settling disputes; 2. the unnecessary expense and delay citused by all preliminary proceedings being now conducted through the metropolitan courts, the retention of technical pleadings and furms of' action, and the rules of etiquette as to fees and' the employment' of counsel; 3. the withholding of equitable jurisdiction from the ordinary law courts; and 4. the want of commercial judgejs, in cases of mercantile usage and experience. The aggregate of these evils is stated to be such as frequently to deter traders from enforcing or de-feuding their rights, and to be, in fact, tantamount to a denial of justice. The resolution suggesting the cure for these evils is in the following terms .: " That the remedial measures best calculated to put an end to the evils complained of point to the establishment of permanent local courts, with compulsory powers and equitable jurisdiction, within towns and districts of certain extent, for the adjudication of all mercantile disputes, wherein the judges shall consist, at least partially, of mercantile men. and tlie procedure uc imormoi, alter tne example pt loreign tribunals of commerce, whose working in every country where established haB been successful and satisfactory.", Petitions to both houses of parliament, setting forth, thegrievauces and theremedysuggeeted,aretobe submitted to the conference for approval and signature. Should time and opportunity serve, the conference may be further invited to consider two other sub jects, bankruptcy law, and its administration ; and the law of partnership and limited liability. No one -will be disposed to say that the conference has not carved out for itself sufficient employment for two April days. The amalgamation into one system of equity and common law ; the erection of local tribunals of commerce, with judges specially qualified for the adjudication of commercial tucauiuuo , t,WS IQ-UlltUlgClUCUb UJ. uie .WUU1U "J OLtlU of bankruptcy law, and a social and legal revolution in the law of partnership and limited liability ; really the commercial delegatesThave scarcely left themselves time to dine. But, thono-h we may think that the fusion of law aud equity is a matter rather too large to be effected by a few commercial chambers in conclave at Liverpool, we are'glacl to see that in that town they are alive to some of: the anomalous restrictions which our complicated system of law and judicature imposes" upon the trade aud commerce of this country; and are desirous to see purely commercial questions' decided by commercial tribunals, where the equity of the ease shall have its due predominance over the merely technical rules .ani forms of the lawyers.' Abroad, there .is. abundant evidence of the success with which such tribunals have been incorporated amongst the institutions of the state, and of the satisfaction which their adjudications have generally given to the large classes of traders and commercial men, who have so frequently to appeal to them. If, as an eminent jurist once said, justice delayed is often justice denied, it must be an object worthy of all effort to procure local courts, where speedy justice can be obtained; satisfactory, because based on commercial knowledge" and experience ; and cheap, because involving noheof the loss of time, or the many needless expenses incident to metropolitan and other distant law courts. We are glad to observe that, notwithstanding the vastness and diversity of the programme for discussion at the approaching conference, the petitions are to be limited to the seeking of local tribunals of commerce ; and to this practical extent, doubtless, the conference will have the hearty sympathy and co-operation of commercial men generally throughout the kingdom. - - -,- .tL. jkuiaovii. To the numerous crLticishis which the government scheme for the extension of education has received, ttlplY. lifts llppn ajlrlarl qiti r.a mi.. n..V.ll:A J uuu lUUUUUUUJU, .V pamphlet from the pen of Mr. KicasoN, which may probably be taken as indicative of the views entertained by the Manchester and Salford Education fVimniiT.t.PA nnroi -tbp ftnViinf. T4- to?!! ....:..w.nll. j, -.uvjvuw. j.v .'.11 UXAVCA2Ny felt that the share which this body of gentlemen iicivc iaB.cn 111 me macussion oi cue general question entitles anv RiirmoRhinris WhlVi tliMfmoT.nA.i.fAnn. j on - -..uj 'iAt.j w peculiar atten tion and respect ; and we may take it for giiuiLeu um uue regara win ne paia to tne autho-rity of observations emanating from such a source, alike bv the "ovemment nnrf Vnr -monOim F house of commons. The promoters of the Manchester local plan cannot, of course, be otherwise than favourably disposed towards the general conception of Lord John Kus-sell's measure. In eommon, as far as we can discover, with people of all parties and predilections, acknowledged with thankfulness, as tendinrr. in no crv.ull rlom-oa torl 41.- , 1..J.:' r .77" i - .mu vg.. uvnu-.uo uiig ouiuiiiuu oi one OE cue " most diflicult problems which has of late years " engaged the earnest aud anxious attention of "statesmen and relicious men:" mid the lnrtrf. part which Sir Jasies Kay Shuttlot-orth has had in its construction, and arrangement receives a liberal and deserved fcrilinfo r,;. tion. But the nrinciDal obiect appearance in print in this instance is to show that JriA OfWAl'tlTtUWr.' TTian linn in n nt ' ts lo auauepLLuie oi improve ment on its own principles, and Le shortly indicates require, -with a simple view to its own adjustment and extensive !mii1iftfiir.Ti .;n to call the most important of these suggested - -j . jjtub im. tue . uui on wmcii we expressed considerable misgivings last Wednesday, and need not, therefore, dwell upon again, -we allude,, of course, to the mode of introducing the operation, of the measure into boroughs. Mr.Eicusoir is compelled to coincide with the general fear that in Manchester, as well as in many other places where the ratepayers have shown the greatest earnestness in promoting education by means of rates, there would be no reasonable probability of obtaining the adoption of that principle j 444coiia niucu government proposes, ana thinks with ourselves that the end would be more certainly and satisfactorily attained by placin" the power of accepting or. rejecting it in the iTands of the. ratepayers themselves, according to the " 4u4ii jixuaeuuis -act. e naturally apprehends also the difficulty of "i"'a"jo uujcMUJu. ojiuuea ra in our columns as to the Dorongh populations being taxed twice for the nnri.nmi.iec.r1 c a-C- : districts; and he proposes the following extensive COUnCll Rlmillri Tinirn J--. 7? V . Z ; f"wu w u 11 lie pans nes u parochial unions for educational purposes, as the poor-law hoard haunder ihe District Union Schools Act: the eoTnmi1-.Q fr. onni. - OHVll uiauiuu.. Willi DOWers and rmfcirvn na tVi nn :i i : , posed of the overseers of the poor, and the chairmen, denutv-cnairhiRTi nnrl 1: . , (.a velvets UU(4AUllia 411.1lu witinnthe district. Without expressing any opinion reSDBCtintr thn msrifn of Mr4 ?...-4:i ..... nave no doubt that the symmetry of the covern- .i.u av-nwuc icuui me lormation 01 sonie.sucn tri-tt.Pe?fo for the country the functions which municinal ennrtniTo nrA nfnnr,e0,1 t-n ,wfm for the towns. , : We shall, for the present, content ourselves with bneflv rpfprrin rr n nf h ev -nrxiritn o n, jjviuiu ui uuuruvcuiuuu submitted to public consideration by Mr. Eic'Hsoy, nniVm.lifiTtr trior flol' U - " 1 and supporters in parliament , when, the Education Kill fVlTVlVlCI tn VlB rlianuanarl A . Tj 2 suggested, in the first place, "not necessarily as a .desirable part of the . present measure.: but as a contincrenfe -whinh mnaf . oViiMMn i 4.1. - thej office 'arid . authority of tVecflMtuitt'ee of cbuncil'on education sh mild V. 'Jtlo? 'poeritahd-thatP'Wo-'-membBrs of -each division 'Of.;th'e .lesHure; W$ peUeve Mr central' power; as'iit prraent; regulate d,H considered

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