The Morning Post from London, Greater London, England on May 12, 1847 · 2
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OilNING POST WEDNESDAY MAY 12 1 7. IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF LORDS. Tuesday, May 11. The House met at half-past four o'clock, when the royal assent was given by commission to the following Bills : The Customs' Duties Bill, the Portland Harbour of Refuge Bill, the Commons Inclosure (No. 2) Bill, the Prisons (Ireland) Bill, and several private Bills. The Lords Commissioner were the Lord Chancellor, the Marquis of Clanricarde, and the Earl of Shaftesbury. Lord STANLEY presented a petition in favour of the Factory Bill. Lord WHARNCLIFFE presented a petition from Bradford, in favour of the Factory Bill. The Bishop of OXFORD presented similar petitions from Bury and Preston. Lord BROUGHAM presented a petition from Blackburn in favour of the Factory Bill ; also a petition from a place in Donegal, praying the House to legalise the tenant right. The Noble and Learned Lord said that he wished to call the attention of the House to a subject which he had often mentioned before. Nothing was more frmtiul of mistakes than the imperfect manner in which our statutes were framed, public as well as private. Last session he prepared a series of resolutions on this subject, and as he intended to introduce a Bill he should now move that those resolutions be printed. Agreed to. SUPPLY OF FOOD IN THE COUNTRY. The Earl of HARDWICKE said that he now rose to put the questions of which he had given notice last night. If the Noble Marquis (Lansdowne) should decline to answer them he should then infer that the situation of this country, in reference to a supply of food, was extremely critical. (Hear, hear.) In consequence of a belief which was strongly impressed upon him that the quantity of food was not sufficient to sustain the population at the present rate of consumption until the next harvest came in, he had made various inquiries on this subject. He had been led to the conclusion which he had stated in consequence of seeing the very rapid decrease which had taken place in his own county. In consequence of the competition which existed wheat had risen from 96s. to 120s. The Government possessed no machinery by means of which any accurate information en this subject could be obtained ; but still it ap peared that there were persons who had endeavoured to ascertain the state and condition of the supply of food in England, for the purpose of ascertaining what was the quantity of corn now in the country. From the statements which had been made to those persons it appeared that the sudoIv was in the worst condition. In Scotland, tor in stance, considering that there was a sufficient quantity of corn crown and housed last harvest to sustain the population for one vear. it now appeared, when four months of that year had to elapse, there only remained in that country one third of the growth ot last year, (tiear, near. ) in .worth umberiand, Yorkshire, Westmoreland, and other places the same result appeared. Iu short, in England, there was no county having more than one-fifth, and only one county supposed to have one-third. In Wales the statement was unfortunately the same. (Hear, hear. Under these circumstances, feeling that there was not a sufficient quantity of food to support the population until the harvest, and seeing that there were constantly foreign buvers in the market, he wished tc ask the Noble Marquis if he concurred in the opinion which he had stated ? If there were foreign buyers constantly purchasing, he wished to know what prospect we had of importation from other countries ? (Hear, hear.) He believed that we could expect but little corn from Poland and the Danube. He believed that at Odessa the corn had chiefly been purchased bv the French. Besides, there was only now the prospect that a small quantity would be sent from America. If what he stated was true, the prospects of the country were most gloomy. (Hear.) His object was to warn the country of the position in which it was now placed. By economy and care, and by placing the ship's company on half allowance, we might be able to get on until next harvest with health and security, but we should begin by cutting down all luxuries and indulgences. Brown bread ought to be eaten, and no starch ought to be made. Lord CAMPBELL Perhaps the Noble Earl means to encourage meal mobs, as we call them in Scotland ? (Hear.) The Earl of HARDWICKE He did not wish to encourage anything of that kind. He hoped, however, that the landed gentry would keep the corn in their counties, in order to meet any emergency which might arise. (Hear, hear.) The Noble Earl concluded by asking whether the Government was aware of the quantity of wheat notJBbhe country, and whether they could say what quantity pdH tipecteu to oe impomea r The Marquis of LANSDOWNE I jm sure that the Noble Earl who has exercised his public duty in putting this question to her Majesty's Government -wilmi that it relates to a most delicate subject, and heflrHKiat I exercise a sound discretion in abstaining bv My own part and on the part of her Majesty's Govern AMrohazard anything like an opinion connected with this subject which should have the effect of misleading the public or misleading any individual. (Hear, hear, hear.) The Noble Earl states, and states truly, that the Government of this country has no machinery by means of which it could become accurately possessed of the amount of stock in the country, and the probable amount of demand as connected with any diminution of that stock. Every individual has the same means that I nave and that her Majesty's Government has of collecting information on this subject. Any opinion as to the amount of the supply I shall beg to decline giving on this occasion. Thus much I may say for the satisfaction of the Noble Earl, that not at all subscribing to the opinion to which he has alluded as to the amount of the stock at the end of the harvest of last year, that since that period there has been brought into the markets of this country a much more considerable quantity of corn than was brought in at anv corresponding period of last year. Unless the deficiency was much greater last year than was expected, there is at the present moment a considerable quantity of corn in this country. But adverting to this subject, and being anxious to give to the Noble Lord and to the House any information which can be satisfactory, and for which I can make myself answerable (though 1 can give no opinion), 1 will state what I am sure will be satisfactory for your Lordships to know, the enormous amount, and the increasing amount up to this moment, of importation of corn into this country (He;tr, hear) and which not answers in any degree the diminution of the supply at which the Noble Earl is al armed. On the contrary, 'at the present moment, I find that in the month of January of this year 661,000 quarters were imported, in the month of February 557,000 quarters, in the month of March 929,000 quarters, and in the month of April 1,043,000 quarters (Hear, hear) were imported, thereby indicating, in proportion to the increased amount of the demand, a corresponding effort was made by trade to supply the deficiency, and the result is this that if throughout the year the supply should continue to the same amount, the supply for the year will amount to 9,000,000 of quarters. (Hear, hear, hear.) There is another statement equally satisfactory, as it shows the complete command of the market of the world which this country has enjoyed. When it unfortunately became known that other countries were labouring under the same deficiency, the whole of the exports of the United States to the whole world amounted to 2,170,000 quarters, and of that amount not more than 500.000 quarters went to the rest of the world, leaving this country in possession and in the enjoyment of four times the amount of that which had been exported by America to all the rest of the world. (Hear, hear.) -To this statement I will add, that I have no reason to apprehend that that supply from America is likely to be diminished ; on the contrary, the present state of prices will be sufficient to insure even the corn destined for other countries to reach this country. (Hear, hear.) I will also add, that I agree with the Noble Earl that it is an imperative duty on all persons, as far as they have influence and authority, and above all in their own families, as a matter of feeling as well as a matter of duty, to observe the strictest economy. ( Hear, hear.) Lord ASHBURTON, who was very indistinctly heard, was understood to say that he thought the greater portion of the supply which could be expected from America had already arrived. He did not believe that the anticipations of his Noble Friend, as to a large supply from that quarter would be realised. The inquiries which he had made in his own neighbourhood induced him to come to the same conclusion as that stated by his Noble Friend (the Earl of Hardwickc) namely, that there was not a sufficient sunnlr in the country. The Noble Marquis had not stated anything with respect to the intentions of the Government on this subject. Lord BROUGHAM thought this a most important sub jeet, otherwise he would not have addressed their Lordship on the present occasion. He thought his Noble Friend had acted most wisely in bringing forward the subject, as nothing could be more condusive to the prevention of dearth becoming famine than timely notice. He fully participated in the anxiety of his Noble Friend, and all the information which reached him had only confirmed that anxiety. The present state of the corn market and the prospect of supply lor the next two or three months was a matter to which not only their Lordships but the Government were bound to give the most serious attention. He might add that economy in the use of the prime article of human food was absolutely necessary, and it was the imperative duty of the higher and middle classes of society to inculcate on their household the most strict economy in this respect. He need give no such caution to the lower classes, for the hi"h price of provisions furnish them with a sufficient stimulousCto care In was in that way that the rise in price acted in a most salutary manner in preventing the waste of food With respect to what had been stated by his Noble Frieud behind him (Lord Ashburton), he agreed in almost every thing that had fallen from him, except in the wisdom of the recommendation to interfere with our export trade for he (Lord Brougham) was of an opinion that so far from such interference being attended with the desired result, hourly increasing the supply of corn, he thought such interference would entire frustrate and defeat that object. He had no doubt that the case was as had been stated by his Noble Friend, and that the supply for the last three or four months amounted to between 3,000 000 and 4.000,000 of quarters ; but it was owing to that very 'system of allowing corn to come in and go out freely that we were indebted for so great a supply. The Noble and Learned Lord, who was very indistinctly heard at the close of his speech, concluded by again expressing a hope fflat the Government would give all the attention in their power to this subject. The conversation then dropped. SOUP KITCHENS IN IRELAND. Earl FITZ WILLIAM rose for the purpose of asking the Government if they had any idea to what extent the measure, commonly called the Soup Kitchen Act, had been carried out in Ireland, and if they were aware of what rates had been struck, and what was the amount of voluntary contributions, and also to what extent those unions in which the Act had been carried out were in arrear ? The Marquis of LANSDOWNE said the Government had lately received some information respecting the mode in which the Relief Act had been worked, but net of a suf ficiently accurate of extensive nature to lay before their iLordships. Earl FITZ WILLIAM gave notice that ne woma en Friday next move for returns connected with tnis subject. The Earl of CLANCARTY hoped the Noble Earl would call for such returns as would distinguish the amount of voluntary aid granted in each uaion. THREATENING LETTERS BILL. On the motion of Lord DENMAN this Bill passed through committee. THE CASE OF THE REV. DR. THORPE. Lord MONTEAGLE said he rose for the purpose of presenting a petition from the Rev. Dr. Thorpe regarding the appointment of a chaplain to Belgrave chapel. The Noble Lord said that in introducing this subject to their Lordships' notice nothing was further from his intention than to cast any reflection on the Right Reverend Prelate to whom it referred, the Bishop of Loudon : nor would he at all have interfered if the matter did not involve a serious question of State policy, ne presuniea not to interfere in spiritual or ecclesiastical matters, but this was a question of a purely secular character. The distinction, when the matter came to be stated, was so plain and evident, that no Peer who did him the honour of attending to the petition could possibly confound them. The petition was from a gentleman with whom he had not the honour of being in any manner acquainted, except by his having intrusted him (Lord Mont- eagle) with the presentation ot that petition. The facts of the case appeared to be these : The Reverend Dr. Thorpe was Minister of Belgrave Chapel for upwards of thirty years, in 100, wisning to leave Hingland for the Con tinent in consequence or ill-health, the petitioner stated that he was desirous of appointing an assistant to officiate for him during his absence ; that though he did not consider himself bound by law, or by usage, to make any notification of his design to his diocesan, nevertheless, out of courtesy and respect, he felt himself bound to state the fact and name the gentleman to the Bishop of London The gentleman whom he was desirous of appointing was highly educated, had the highest testimonials, and, in short, was qualified in every respect to undertake the duties of the office; but he was an Irish clergyman. He obtained from the Right Reverend Prelate the following answer, which was set forth in the petition, and to which he would briefly call their Lordships' attention It was dated the 20th of July, 1846, and ran thu6 : " If Mr. , who I suppose is an Irish clergyman, has been licensed to officiate in any English diocese, I am ready to admit him into mine ; but if not, I shall be under the necessity of declining to do so." This letter unexplained amounts to a declaration on the part of one whose declarations are entitled to the utmost regard and attention, that if a clergyman, however qualified, was an Irish clergyman, he would not be admitted to discharge the functions of his office in the London diocese unless he had previously served in some other. If the question was one of an ecclesiastical nature, or if the clergyman whom it was proposed to appoint was in any respect disqualified in morals, education, or otherwise, he (Lord Monteagle) would not have interfered. Upon all these points he would have considered the Right Rev. Prelate a sufficient authority, and he would not, in such case, have spoken a single word, nor even presented this petition. But when the question raised was not a disqualification in point of doctrine, morals, or learning, but his being an Irish clergyman, and that objection raised too in 1847, he felt no hesitation whatever in laying the matter before their Lordships. What was the meaning of an Irish clergyman ? Did the Right Rev. Prelate mean Irish by birth, Irish by education, or did he mean Irish by the circumstance of his having been ordained in Ireland ? He would be sorry to take advantage of a casual phrase in even the formal letter of the Right Rev. Prelate, but he could not understand upon what grounds, or for what reasons, the Right Rev. Prelate made the distinction. He knew what a clergyman of the United Church meant ; but he was not disposed to admit that any one had a right to make a distinction between an English and an Irish clergyman, and, above all, to make that distinction for the purpose of drawing an invidious comparison. The distinction attempted to be drawn was not only invidious but wholly inapplicable ; for let their Lordships consider what the state of the Irish Church had been and what it was at the present time. At an early period the Irish onurcn was considered as a sort ot appanage to the English Church, to which young clergymen of this country were transferred, and in which they found their richest endowment. That day was gone by ; and the Church of Ireland not only presented a mode ot making a provision for clergymen of this country, but it was connected with some of the most illustrious and distinguished names connected with the United Church. If they looked back to the history of the country they would see no reason for regretting that the Episcopal Church of Ireland had been dignified by many illustrious Englishmen and Irishmen. There were the names of Ussher, Berkeley, Parker, and Taylor. In more modem times the Irish Church had derived from the Church of England men who shed the highest lustre on the bench. Did it not seem hard that whilst an Englishman was appointed to one of the highest offices of the Church in Ireland, an Irish clergyman should be excluded from serving in an humble curacv in the London diorese mereTu because he was an Irishman? Did he rearret the appointment of those distinguished Englishmen to the Irish episcopal bench ? On the contrary, he thought these appointments good things; but looking at the mode in which the natives of the two countries had been treated in this respect, he must, to use the words of Sir Boyle Roche, say, " that all the mutuality was on one side." (Hear.) He repeated, that he made no complaint whatever of these ap- poiuumiuisy uui ne was sure tneir jjorasnips would agree with him in saying, that, whether in a public or a private capacity whether in offices of Church or State whether in the army or in the navy no line of distinction ought to be drawn between the people of the two countries. (Hear.) One of the most eminent Members of either House of Parliament, whose eloquence would live as long as the language itself he meant the present Lord Plunket had been made the victim of this unfair and invidious distinction. That Noble and Learned Lord having been appointed to the office of Master of the Rolls in England, was obliged to resign that post in consequence of the dislike of the English bar to that office being held by an Irishman. Yet the very next appointment to the Irish bench was that of a most excellent man certainly, Sir Antony Hart, an Englishman, who was made Lord Chancellor of Ireland. He would not have said one word on this subject but for the invidious distinction which the petition at all events seemed to imply. It was a singular time to introduce this distinction, for their Lordships were well aware that the Irish Church could not for a single moment be considered a separate establishment. Its streugth consisted in its union with the Protestant Episcopal Church of this cquntry ; and anything which shook that union endangered the safeguards of the Church. Nothing, therefore, could be more dangerous than drawing a line of distinction so invidious ; besides it was contrary to the Act of union to regard them as separate establishments. By the fifth article of that Act they were regarded as identical in doctrine, discinline. an. vernment, &c. (The Noble Lord read the article referred to.) But if a distinction was even to be drawn, the present was not the time to do so, for surely it was unseasonable to draw so invidious a comparison at a period when the Irish Church, having shaken off all the ancient dross which attached to its peculiar position, stood in a more improved and useful attitude than it had ever done before. Again, it should be borne in mind that the clergymen of that Church had in the most praiseworthy and benevolent manner exerted themselves to mitigate the sufferings of the population, and went hand in hand with the Roman Catholic clergymen in their endeavours to procure relief for the famishing". (Hear, hear.) He would not much further trespass on their Lordships, but would again say, that if the matter had been of an ecclesiastical or canonical character he would not have interfered, for he was bound to say that he had the highest regard for the Right Rev. Prelate to whom the complaint referred, who was himself a brilliant ornament, not only of the Church to which he belonged, but to the university of which he was a member. He felt the less disposed to think that the objection to the appointment in question arose from the fact of the clergyman so appointed having been educated in an Irish university; for the Right Rev. Prelate had expressed his opinion that the course of study in the University of Dublin surpassed the course in use either in Oxford or in Cambridge and desired to see it substituted for that of the two English universities. In conclusion, he would say that if he had used a single syllable in the least degree painful to the Right Rev. Prelate he apologised beforehand, and he felt quite sure that their Lordships would be of opinion with him that ixu uisunuuuns 01 me itina ne naa reterred to ought to be maintained, and that the offices, however dignified or how ever humble, in the United Church, should be equally open to the natives of both countries. The Bishop of LONDON begged to be allowed to occupy their Lordships' attention ferjafew minutes, when he trusted he should be able to satisfy their Lordships that in the course he had pursued in reference to this petition he meant to show no disrespect to that branch of the united Church which was established in Ireland. He begged leave, in the first place, and before noticing the subject of the petition, to return thanks to the Noble Lord for the way in which he had introduced it. There was not a word which had fallen from the Noble Lord that was calculated in the slightest degree to give him pain, except in so far as his remarks tended to show that he had not done justice to that branch of the Church which was established in the Noble Lord's country. No person could be more ready to do justice to that Church than he was ; and he fully sympathised in all the Noble Lord's expressions with regard to the merits, and unhappily he must now add in regard to the sufferings, of that branch of the Church. No panegyric could be too high to be passed on the conduct of the Protestant clergymen during several years past, and particularly within the last few mouths. (Hear.) The Noble Lord had spoken of the regulation to which the petition referred as if it were a regulation made within the last two months, or, at least, within the last few years. But the regulation, whatever its merits might be, had been in full operation for the last twenty-three years ; and it had been made pnbiic in the usual way. The facts were these. When he was Bishop of Chester he found that it was necessary to put a stop to the influx of clergymen from the sister island, and that on more grounds than one. Two of these grounds appeared to him to be especially strong, and they still subsisted. They were these. In the first place he did not think that young men who were educated and ordained for the service of the Church of Ireland should take the very earliest opportunity of quitting that Church in the midst of its difficulties, and come to Jingland to find some other situation which was less irksome. Mat i from intending disrespect by this, he thought he could not 6how a more sincere regard for the interests of the Irish Church than by discouraging the migration of young clergymen, the ablest labourers m the field, from leaving those ministerial duties m which all their energies would be called into action. Another reason was, that when he looked at the svstem of education which was then in force in Trinity College, Dublin, but which was now altered looking to the education which obtained at that time, he could not encourage the practice of young men going over from England to Ireland staying a short time in Trinity College, till thev could take a degree, and then returning to England; an5 he thought it hard that their own young men, educated in 1 the English Universities, and in some sense under their own 1 observation, nhmilri he disnlaced from rh; - A Ko : -r - v tuiatics anu i prevented from being ordained by the emigration of young i uiergyiueu jrum iraauu. na uau mereiore laid down his re- I guiaiiuu w ui&uuuxuge mis practice, uut this rule had at no frimA Vinnn awI n)k A. i.iiuc uu iigimj ouucivu to, Decause in any case when he was satisfied of the purity of motive of the young v- Mwuouig tueiu ; ana ne oeueveu- that at the n resent moment there I. j:. ,i ---- r - - ------ iu hub uiuccijc many Irish clergymen whom he had licensed as he had refused. He might further remark, as he had already said, that this regulation was generally knows to be : r r .u 09 j u 1. , , .. . . , 1 iu mice iui bite load ecu auu ue uaa never, in the wnoie course of that time, heard a single word of remonstrance or ei expostulation irom any one ot those eminent prelates who adorned the Irish bench, and he mirrVif aa tk. tknmtli - -a""" vivi, Liiab no person was less disposed than he was to complain of any uutisaiuu ui icspci, vet, n ouy pcisun ieit aggrieved Dy nis conduct, they ought, in the first place, to have complained to the Most Rev. Primate of Ireland, and he had no hesitation in saying that if that eminent and admirable individual had thought fit to express an opinion to him upon this regulation as being inconsistent with the bonds that connected the two Churches together, he would at once have acquiesced. But what was the case ? The assumption of authority with which he had been charged was simply this, that he had declined to license a young Irishman who had quitted the field in which he was specially ordained to labour ; and, instead of this question being brought before the Most Rev. Primate, the petitioner had dragged him before the House of Lords, and in the course of his petition, which his Noble Friend had not read to the House, he indulged in stronger language than his Noble Friend had done in recommending the petition to their Lordships. He thought therefore that the principle upon which he acted was a sound one, though there might be some cases in which he had acted upon it injudiciously. But as he had said before, it had not been a rigid or unbending regulation ; and this he thought was of itself sufficient to exonerate him from the charge of intending to cast the slightest shadow of disrespect upon the Irish branch of the Church, for which he had the deepest reverence. If more was necessary to convince their Lordships that he had no feeling of disrespect to the Irish Church, he would say that within the last year or two he had conferred one of the most valuable and important livings in his gift to an Irish clergyman, while he had also appointed an Irish clergyman as one of the dignitaries of St. ToVo TJ .1 ... i 1:1 - .v u ne tcuuiu uuiv lunc wc uueny 01 saying luut Dr. Thorpe, by his previous conduct towards him, as his diocesan, rendered it a matter of obligation to him to show that Reverend Clergyman any particular courtesy, but he might add, that after sending the letter which the Noble Lord had read in answer to Dr. Thorpe's request the young clergyman himself called, when he (the Bishop) said that he wished to make some further inquiries, but that as he did not wish to put Dr Thorpe to inconvenience the clergyman might go on preaching for Dr. Thorpe in the meantime, and it wonld be time enough when Dr. Thorpe returned from the Continent to talk of licensing. Dr. Thorpe, however, followed up this by writing a letter of defiance, and threatening to drag him before the House of Lords. In the meantime he (the Bishop) having made inquiries, and satisfied himself of the young clergyman's character, intimated to him, that though he could not license him to preach for Dr. Thorpe, alter what had passed, yet he should be very happy to license him for any other clergyman within his diocese. The young man thanked him for his courtesy, and so the matter passed off. Since then he had licensed several other Irish clergymen. As to the regulation itself, it had continued, and it would continue, as a general rule, which he considered to be a sound oue. He thanked their Lordships for the patience with which they had heard him. He had done nothing unlawful, he had acted upon the regulation for the last three-and-twenty years, and, by the blessing of God, he would continue to act upon it until it was declared by public authority to be contrary to law. The Earl Of CLANDARTY reinieed ,'n the fMf.'mnn. which the Right Rev. Prelate had borne to the worth of vui. i.ioii fitigj, nilHiU UC tUUiU Otl UUg I J 111 111 . J. HQJ numbered among them men of the highest character, and their known eloquence in the pulpit contributed to the spread of the doctrines of the Reformation throughout the land. He did not think, however, that the Right Rev. Prelate had made out his case. He had drawn a distinction between the Irish and the English branches of the Church wmcii ne uui not ininK tne terms ot the union warranted. He could not, of course, blame the Right Rev. Prelate after the speech which he had made, but he did lament that he had exercised his discretion in such a manner as to cast discredit upon clergymen whose course of education was altogether as high as that in England. They had heard much of the repeal of the Union ; but they would allow him to say, that nothing would tend more to advance such a cry than to give the Irish people the idea that they were considered as of an inferior race. There had been many Englishmen appointed to high office in Ireland, and they always met with a hearty welcome. (Hear, hear.) If there was one circumstance in which there should be no distinction, it was in the sacred offices of the Church ; but they should all be placed on an equal footing. He concluded by stating the prayer of the petition, that their Lordships should pass a declaratory Act carrying out the principles of the Act of Union. The Earl of MOUNTCASHEL defended the character of Dr. Thorpe, and stated, with regard to the regulation laid down by the Right Reverend Prelate, and adopted by the other Prelates of the kingdom, it would have the ofFanf keeping every Irish clergyman out of England. The conversation here dropped. Lord CAMPBELL gave notice that he would move their Lordships to gc into committee, pro forma, on the Lunatic Asylums Bill, on Friday. Lord MONTEAGLE gave notice that, on bringing up the report of the Irish Poor Law Bill, he would move a resolution to consider how far the receipt of relief should disqualify the pauper from exercising the elective franchise. On bringing up of the report of the Landed Property (Ireland) Bill, The Marauis of LANSDOWNR moved a nln,,aA r.w,.,.i ing the loans to the erection of buildings, mills, &c, which wigus oe eonsiuereu necessary ior tne improvement of the land. After a few words from Lord MONTEAGLE, The Marquis of LANSDOWNE also introduced a clause, givin? effect to the simo'estioTi marie the Noble Duke (Wellington), that all labour should be yam iu mimey, out ne was a:raia ne could not hold out the hope that it would not be evaded. The Duke of WELLINGTON My Lords, my object in pressing this clause was with a view to an alteration of the practice that is generally in use in that country by some enactment of this description. My opinion is that a great part of the evil endured in Irel in respect of the payment of wages by the lease of land, and for paving the rent bv his dav's labour snrl T am narto;n that the evil, if it has not been to a great extent occasioned uy uua practice, nas, at least, oeen greatly aggravated by it. At this moment it is greatly deteriorating the people, though it has been in existence in a variety of ways for the mat uiiy vars, anu n can oniy De removed Dy the interference of Government. I say that the eyil is greater at this moment in Ireland than the same evil is in any other part of the civilised world (Hear, hear) and it is principally on this account that I wish you to bring the interference of Government to bear on the alteration of the evil. Therefore, what I wished to do was to avail myself of this opportunity, if possible, to apply a remedy to the evil. When Parliament is about to apply to landed proprietors and the occupiers of land the means of improving their condition, not only by this Bill, but also by the Bill which wassome time since introduced by the Noble Lord on the woolsack, and therefore, I wish to avail myself of this opportunity to put an end to this practice, which in my opinion, if not stopped, will be fatal to the prosperity of the country. I am obliged to the Noble Lord for entertaining the opinion which he dees of the principle which I have suggested, and I am very willing to adopt the words which he proposes, because I am convinced that, if we do not come to some arrangement respecting these clauses, we shall not attain all the objects which I have in view that is, to see the labourer paid as he was paid in this and in every other country in the civilised world by the wages of his day's labour, instead of by a lease of land, as he is now. This is not the practice in any other country in the world as it is in Ireland, and Ireland has suffered more from it than any other country in the world, particularly aggravated as those sufferings have been by the late visitation of Providence. The Marquis of WESTMEATH said the clause seemed to contemplate the evil as arising from the system of letting land on lease, whereas it arose under the conacre system, which was merely letting the land for a particular occasion and for a single crop. The system of conacre was most absurd and injurious. He was satisfied that the only way of getting rid of it was not to make the rent recoverable by law. The report was then received. The Marquis of LANSDOWNE laid on the table the annual report of the Poor Law Commissioners. The House adjourned at Eight o'clock. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Tuesday, May 11. Ihe Speaker took the chair at the usual hour. PRIVATE BUSINESS. SECOND READINGS. Thames Conservancy. REPORTS. Caledonian Railwav fLease or PnmkaM ? nr.M,m l .. . ' ivuoc vi T isuan auu Coltness Railwav ! : Caledonian anrl rciacnn, td.,,vi on1 Greenock Railways Amalgamation : Glasgow Dumfries, i r T3:i j 1 0 . ' auu anisic xvauwuy, aim vjuusgow, raisley, KiimarnocK, and Ayr Railway (No. 4). CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS. Boston. Stamford, and Birminaliam b,;i, Tatar borough and Thorney Line) ; Chard Canal and Railway (Extension and Amalgamation) (a clause and amendments 10 ue prupuseu; ; vriabgow, raisiey, .tuimarnock, and Ayr Railwav (No. 4) : Heme Tav Railway (a clause and amendment to be proposed) ; Inverness Gas and Water ; Liskeard and Caradon Railway ; Southampton and Dorchester Railway (New Forest Deviation and Branches) ; South Wales Railway ; Vale of Neath Railway ; Wexford and Valencia Railway iKillarney to t aieuwttj ; ui, oomeisci, uu weymouui xvanway (No. 11 t'Bruton. Pitcombe. and Rodden nnr1 Rrnr1forH Deviations!. THIRD READINGS. Martin's Divorce Lords ; Shipowners' Towing Com pany. Mr. GREENE moved that the order mnAo nnnn the fith day of March last, referring the Great North of India Railway to the ComuKttee of Selection, be read for the purpose of being discharged, and that the Bill be withdrawn. Agreed to. Sir J. HOPE moved for the nrnduetinn f t 1 j--vi4vii ui tilt; fcyUlb UV General Pasley to the Earl of Clarendon, President of the Board of Trade, in regard to the state of the works on the North British Railway, dated 2d day of November, 1846. PETITIONS. Petitions were presented by Lord Morpeth from Hull, Halifax, the Tower Hamlets, and a variety of other places, in favour ef the Health of Towns Bill ; by Sir W. Clay, in favour of the Franchise of Property (Scotland) Bill ; by General Fox (10), from the Tower Hamlets, in favour of the Medical Registration Bill; by Mr. Plumptre, from places in Kent, in favour of the repeal of the Catholic Emancipation Act ; by Mr. M. Philips, from Manchester, in favour ot the jrating clauses, di the Reform Bill ; by Captain Carnegie (3), from Stratford, in favour of the Medical Registration Bill ; by Mr. W. Patten, from Warrington, in favour of the Health of Towns Bill ; by Mr. Round, from places in Essex, against certain portions of the Poor Law ; by Sir T. D. Acland, in favour of the Tenant Right Bill; by Mr. D. Callaghan, from Cork, in favour of the Health 'of Towns Bill ; by Mr. Bankes, from a place iu Buckinghamshire, against the Poor Removal Act ; by Mr. Gregory, from the Uiems ot tne ijnancery uourtm Ireland, praying for compensation ; by Col. Mure, from Renfrew, in favour of theFranchise of Property (Scotland) Bill ; by Mr. Entwisle, from a place in Lancashire, to the same effect ; by Capt. Pechell, from a surgeon in Howland-street, praying for inquiry into the case of Mr. Shuttleworth, who was confined in a lunatic asylum at Battersea ; by Mr. P. Howard, from Carlisle, in favour of the Health of Towns Bill ; by the Earl of Surrey, from a place in Sussex, to the same effect ; by Sir W. Molesworth, from Southwark," to the same effect, also for an educational grant to the Roman Catholics, byJMr. Hume, from Forfar, in favour of the Medical Bill ; by Mr. T. Duncombe (91) in favour of the Medical Registration Bill ; bv Lord Duncan, from Bath, in favour of the Health of Towns' Bill ; by Mr. Mills, from several places in Somersetshire, against the Poor Removal Act; by Sir R. Peel, from Birmingham, in favour of the Medical Registration Bill. In answer to Captain FITZROY, Mr. M. GIBSON said that it was not the intention of the Government to introduce a Bill makins it comnulsorv on the masters of merchant vessels to undergo an examination. Mr. HUME gave notice that on Friday he would ask the House to approve ef the new scale of fees which had been laid upon the table in relation to private business. Is answer to a question from Mr. G. PALMER, Lord MORPETH said that he had last night stated his intention of making various alterations in those clauses of the Health of Tewns Bill which related to waterworks, and that he intended to place the purchase of waterworks upon the same footing as the purchase of land was under the Land Consolidation Clauses Bill. ROYAL ASSENT. Sir Augustus Clifford appeared at the bar, and summoned the Speaker to 4he House of Lords to hear the royal assent given to various Bills. (See Lords' report.) WHITSUNTIDE HOLIDAYS. Lord J. RUSSELL gave notice that on Friday, the 21st inst., he would move that the House, at its rising, should adjourn to Friday, the 28th inst. He would also give notice that, after Whitsuntide, he would move that the orders of the day should take precedence of notices of motion on Thursdays. NAVIGATION LAWS. Mr. MITCHELL begged to inquire whether the Government intended to move the suspension of the Navigation Laws ; and if so, whether the suspension would apply only to corn or to all other goods ? Lord J. RUSSELL In answer to the question of the Hon. Gentleman, I beg to state that the Government do mean to propose the suspension of the Navigation Laws, but the manner in which the suspension shall take effect is still under consideration. I will state the method the Government propose to adopt wheu I make the motion. SANITARY STATE OF TOWNS. Mr. AGLlONBY wished to ask a question of the Noble Lord at the head of the Woods and Forests as to the course which he intended to pursue with respect to the Health of Towns Bill, as his intentions appeared not be understood. Did he intend to content himself merely with reprinting the Bill, and then throw it aside, or did he intend to proceed with any part of it during the present session ? Lord MORPETH said that he proposed to proceed with that part of the Bill this session which related to the existing municipal corporations in England and Wales, and also to apply it to those towns for which petitions should be presented by the majority of the rated inhabitants. THE THETIS FRIGATE. Lord INGESTRE wished to inquire of the Secretary of the Admiralty whether the money obtained by the recovery of the treasure lost in the Thetis had been placed to the public credit, and what was it amount ? Mr. WARD said that the sum of 13,672. had been carried to the credit of the country. He had inquired of the Accountant-General of the Admiralty, and had found that that sum was included in the navy estimates of 1835 and 1836. BATHS AND WASHHOUSES. Mr. BANNERMAN said he wished to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it was his intention to bring in a Bill to extend the provisions of the Baths and Washhouses Act of last session ? Sir G. GREY said the draft of a Bill for that purpose had been submitted to him by the promoters of the original Bill, but he must give it his careful consideration before he could say whether he should be prepared to adopt the whole of it. In reply to a question from Mr. AGLlONBY, Mr. DENISON said he believed the Hon. Member for Maldon (Mr. Pusey) intended to-morrow to announce the withdrawal of his Agricultural Tenants Bill. Mr. HUME wished to know whether her Majesty's Government wore prepared to take into their consideration the reduction of the high duties which were imposed on several articles of food, such as butter, cheese, &c ?.If the Noble Lord was not prepared to answer the question then, perhaps he would do so on Friday. Lord J. RUSSELL was understood to agree to the latter suggestion of the Hon. Member for Montrose. COURT OF ROME. Mr. HORSMAN gave notice that on Thursday he should ask the Noble Lord at the head of the Government whether it was his intention to take advantage of the favourable circumstances which now existed for endeavouring to establish diplomatic relations with the Court of Rome. Mr. AGLlONBY gave notice that on Thursday he would ask the Noble Lord opposite (Lord Ingestre) whether he intended to follow UD his motion for returno nnrman-aA n:V. the recent experiment of Captain Warner's discovery, with Mr. FOSTER begged to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what had become of the Rum Duties Bill ? The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER That Bill received the royal asseat to-day, and is now the law of the land. (Hear, hear.) Mr. COLLETT wished to know wh expect to receive the report of the commissioners appointed to inquire into the fitness of Holyhead as a harbour of refuge ? Mr. WARD said that not a moment had been lost in the proceedings of the commissioners annomteil tn inr.,-. the on hioif I Vi nn . : i - . i . . . v. o,jvvw auc vuiuuiiasumers uau tnougnt it necessarv to proceed to the spot, in order to examine the " holding" ground at the bottom of the harbour. He thought that the report would very shortly be laid upon the table of the House. POSTPONEMENT OF MOTIONS. Lord J. RUSSELL wished to ask the Hon. Member for Dumfries whether he would consent to postpone the motion of which he had given notice for that day, on the subject of direct taxation, in order to afford an opportunity for proceeding with the consideration of the report on the resolution agreed to last night for the discount on payments of the loan. Mr. E WART had no objection to postpone his motion, on condi tion that other Honourable Members who had motions on the paper should do the same ; and at the same time he would give notice that he would bring forward his motion on the first day of the House going into committee of supply. Lord J. RUSSELL said that seeing the Hon. Member for Dorsetshire in his place, he wished to state to him that with respect to the motion which he had upon the paper for to-day, " to bring in a Bill to repeal the 1st clause of the Act 8th and 9th Vic, c. 66, the Poor Removal Act," the Government had no objection to the Bill being brought in. Mr. BANKES said that it was to be understood then that the discussion upon the Bill was to take place at an early period. Captain PECHELL postponed until that day week the motion which stood in his name. Mr. MOFFATT postponed till Friday next his Bill for assimilating the warehousing privileges on colonial and British spirits ; and also his Bill to permit British spirits to be rectified in bond for exportation, and to permit rectified spirits and compounds to be warehoused for exportation. But he did so only upon the understanding that the Honourable Member for Dorsetshire postponed his motion. Mr. HUME trusted that the Government would not concede one point to the wishes of the Honourable Member for Dorsetshire with regard to his motion to alter a law affecting the poor of the country. " Sir G. GREY said that he had already expressed his disapproval of the Bill of the Honourable Member opposite and his consent to its introduction was founded exclusively upon the particular circumstances on which the House ws then placed. Mr HUME postponed till Thursday next his motion to call the attention of the House to the petition from Jamaica, signed by 4,000 persons, praying for free trade for that co-Jil1&?!S$!1' labour, as requisite for POOR REMOVAL BILL. wnf BAN?5.8 tJlea s,impIy moved for leave t0 bring a SS Se4raJ -e fir8tclause of the Poor Removal Act, 8th and 9th Victoria, c. 66. SirJG 6?:EJ had no Ejection to the Bill being brought lJt rSd a,first time but on the distinct understanding that no Members of the House or of the Government was pledged to the principle of the Bill, and that his objections to tt remuned in full force. He had intended to have opposed the introduction, but for the sake of proceeding with important business, as the Hon. Member would not give way, he was compelled to consent to the motion. Mr DUNCOMBE was very much afraid that the country would misunderstand the reason for allowing this Bill to be brought in and read a first time. It appeared that the Government consented to the Bill to be saved from the Hon Gentleman's speech. (A laugh.) Sir i;.63'-1 was desirous to consult the convenience o. the Government and of the House as much as possible, but in allowing this Bill to be read a first time he wished it to be understood as not in any way relaxing his opposition to it. Mr E DENISON said that great inconvenience and anxiety already existed with relation to the present Poor Removal Act, and he was afraid they would be augmented by the course now taken by her Majesty's Government In order to prevent anjr misunderstanding on the part of the public as to the opinions of the Government, the Right Ho nourable Gentleman should fix an early day for the second reading of the Bill, and then state distinctly what his views were on the subject. i G. GREY said that he had already stated distinctly what was the opinion of her Majesty's Government, and it was entirely out of his power to fix a day for the second reading of the Bill. Mr. V. S.MITH said that if the opinion of the Government were fixed upon this question, the opinion of the com- u'"w ttuu uau uecu uppuiuitru lu juijumc uw h - fixed, and it was most important to know what would be the it would be much better fur the Hon. Gentleman to withdraw his motion, and bring it on upon another day. Whether the vote were carried or not, it would be well that there should some discussion upon the subject, and seme expression of opinion. He believed that these repeated changes of the law respecting the removal of the poor were very injurious, but the existing law was so peculiarly objectionable that the Government would be compelled to alter it one way or another. Mr. BANKES said that if the Government would promise to take this Bill into their own hands, and amend it, he would withdraw his motion, but iu the absence of this intimation he should feel it his duty to persevere. It would have been more agreeable to himself to have taken the discussion at that time. He did not, however, under present circumstances, desire to threw any obstacle in the way of the business of the House, and should therefore be contented with fixing the earliest possible day for the second reading, when the discussion might take place. -He thought he had gained some advantage by the step he was now permitted to take, and he should, therefore, move now for leave to bring in a Bill for the repeal of the first clause of the Poor Removal Act. Mr. HUME did not clearly understand the object of this proceeding. He remembered that this Act had been brought in as a sort of compensation to gentlemen of landed property for the repeal of the Corn Laws (Laughter) and it was rather extraordinary that one of the landed proprietors of that House should come forward to move that it be rescinded. He did not think that they should accede to the proposition of the Hon. Gentleman. He should rather hope that Govern ment would object to the Bill altogether, and he trusted, therefore, that the sense of the House would be taken on the Bill, so that it might be got rid of at once. Mr. C. BULLER happened to be in the position of chairman to the committee in question, and he was placed in considerable difficulty, in consequence of the extraordinary diversity of opinion which prevailed in it. (Laughter.) There were not merely two conflicting opinions, but the greatest variety of opinions. (Laughter.) An endeavour had been made to bring the committee to a decision by a motion that the Poor Removal Act should be repealed altogether ; but to this course there was an almost universal objection. Then it was moved as a general proposition that the law of last session should be amended. This was agreed to unanimously, but it was here found that all the Members were for amending it each in a particular and different way. (Laughter.) That was the present state of opinion in the committee. He must say that the Honourable Member for Dorsetshire had taken the most manly and proper course, and that which was most likely to assist the committee in coming to a conclusion on the subject. He had brought forward his Bill for the expunging the first clause, which was the important clause of the Act, and when they had it in this practical shape before the House they would know how to deal with the question. He therefore most heartily thanked the Hon. Member for Dorsetshire for having brought forward his motion. Leave was then given to bring in the Bill. BELFAST MUNICIPAL CORPORATION. On the motion of Mr. ROSS several returns were granted of the amount of the property purchased by the Belfast corporation, and of the mode of expendiure of the money they had received. LOAN (DISCOUNT ON INSTALMENT). On the motion of Lord J. RUSSELL, the report on this resolution was brought up. The SPEAKER put the resolution, as reported, in due form to the House, and as no Member rose, declared that the resolution was agreed to. The Speaker's announcement was met with loud laughter, occasioned by the circumstance of the resolution (which was expected to lead to a long debate, and for which all other business had been postponed) passing without a word. HEALTH OF TOWNS BILL. Lord MORPETH moved the order of the day for the second reading of this Bill. Mr. GOULBURN (amidst the noise and laughter which the sudden termination of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's resolution caused) was understood to express a hope that the Bill would not interfere with the privileges of the University of Cambridge. Lord MORPETH said that a clause should be introduced to prevent the Bill from having any such effect. After a few words from Mr. SPOONER, which were inaudible, Sir R. INGLIS said that he must make the same appeal on behalf of the University of Oxford as his Right Hon. Friend had with reference to the sister University. Lord MORPETH said that the Government would of course treat the two Universities in the same manner. The Bill was then read a second time. POOR RELIEF SUPERVISION (IRELAND) BILL. This Bill was read a third time and passed SERVICE OF HEIRS (SCOTLAND) BILL. The report upon this Bill was brought up and agreed to POOR REMOVAL (ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND) BILL. The report upon this Bill was also brought uo and agreed to. CROWN CHARTERS (SCOTLAND) BILL, agreed to UPU BU1 W3S alS brouSht UP and JiS?1810 ESTATES (IRELAND) BILL, this Bill was read a second time. HOUSE OF COMMONS' COSTS TAXATION BILL. ihis Bill went through committee, and was ordered to be reported to-morrow. T.. TURNPIKE ROADS (IRELAND) BILL, ihis Bill was read a second time. The other orders of the day having been disposed of. the House adjourned, amidst much cheering and laughter, at Six o clock. ' Poor Laws Administration. The Bill "for the administration of the laws for the relief of the poor in England (prepared and brought into the House of Commons by Sir George Grey and Lord John Russell) was yesterday issued in a printed form. It consists of twenty-seven clauses, and proposes to enact that her Majesty may appoint Poor Law Commissioners, and that the Lord President, Lord Privy Seal, Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer for the time being, shall be commissioners ex officio The first commissioner is to be styled the " president ;" and secretaries, &c., are to be appointed the president and one secretary being capable of sitting in the House of Commons All the powers and duties of the Poor Law Commissioners are to be transferred to these commissioners. An annual report to her Majesty is to be laid before Parliament ; and the Queen in Council is to disallow any general rules previously agreed to by the commissioners. All existing rules are to be confirmed, and inspectors (not exceeding twelve) are to be appointed to assist in the execution of the Poor Relief Acts in Ensland. Their m, ot-wi i j summon witnesses, and, where required, institute special inquiries Ihe penalties of perjury are to be imposed for giving false evidence, and penalties also for refusing evi-Teuu comraisslon Js to last fire years, and to the end of the then next session of Parliament army kevenue, &c. (India). A return has just been issued bv order of Parliament u: i mL . ?glVrTie? dbt,&c of India, and it appears, there- e !A8i4l61 m Mbey amounted to 8,576,475; in 1843-4, to 9,743,996;. ; and in 1844-5, to 9, 412,431 The total naval force (sailing and steam-vessels) in the Company s service in India on May 1. 1815, was 57 vessels, of Whirl) nnmho J ; T i- ir. . . - in-uu ana ism Scinde Cr " V ' i ' - e e y.'w. not including the COSt Of vessels, nr nntr nhor. r A j . 8 rp. " v,.Sc mi wt-ur ana tear). ?3 revenues,of India the year ending April 30, lb3, amounted to 19,665,62U. ; the allowances, and assignments, and charges of collection payable out of the revenues 4,463,28U , leaving a net revenue of 15,202,340. In the jear ending April 30, 1845, th gross revenues were 22,074,768., and the total net revenues amounted to 17,159,760. The' total cash balances In the ftf, of 3J)th April, 1837, amounted to fiff-; 5 AP.ril30 1842 to 7,833,709. ; and on April o0,1845 (partly estimated), to 10,588,687. The total amount 2 o,??e-,charSes 011 the India revenues in 1836-7 waq LtsoU? "g"4' ifc Wmi ; and in 1844Ai was 2,48o,212. The total amount of debt of the East India Company in India, bonded and floating, was in 1837 ( bear ing interest), 30,406,246 the aggregale annual charge fo'r $ ?Q?erenArg .1442'333'- 1S45 the debt was dS,oS4,y4., aad the interest thereon 1 825 990 The amount of the bonded and floating debt of ihe Company at home was. in 1837 fhearmo- inferos q qti ica "r1 at f., . .-.v.voi, u,ui i.yiAti. i exclusive of the amount owing to proprietors of their capital stock) and the home debt was 2,610,061., and the annual charee for interest thereon, 81,986. cnarge tor Successful Experiments in Blasting with Gun COTTON.-LIVBBPOOL, Friday Evening.-Some of the most successful experiments that have yet been made testinthe comparative advantages of gunpowder and gun cotton ht recently been made in Wales, by Mr. Wheeler engineer 1 London, and other gentlemen, Holyhead Twf J Festiniog having beechosen as'the Tcenes oMheVrpeTa tions. Yesterday morning the same ooZii-l operated by Messrs. Ingram and ClaricT STfPS f0001?- head docks, and a number of scientific gentlemen reneated the experiments at HavbrickHill nnnrr! ,rePeate the stene used ia the cons rucon Ififcf St0061? !? has been taken. The mtZt-JL? Birkenhead docks tions, We blocks of;:':Lauena!d ?eir Pa- whereas the irnnnnwVi;:: 5evea bY the cotton. I pieces In one inrnnl . - comParativly small tons height lZlTSSr0 St0ne' fourteen another cotton ; and in from the rSk i l S m.ass of stone was severed quantitrhe?n y i8ZJ ?f cotton' a much waller Innpowder gMr PBaC6d by a charSe of 2Ibs' of with the Browu expressed himself delighted Wram neTnment and t0 Mr. Wheeler, Mr. mogn rtL ' Nevs, of London, and the other gentle-SneUnSf aPPeared be quite satisfactory, and decided the maWs oK f8uacott?nin removing large and valuable masses of stone. In the afterpart of the day similar expe-ne,?iatteded with e(lu,d success, were made at the tunnel at u,age Hill, which is being constructed for the conveyance of cattle from the Liverpool and Manchester Railway to the north docks. 7 A T i T A r n Trr . The Lords do not meet to-day HOUSE OF COMMON The select committee on Ss , s at twelve o'clock. I0r Ch meets 'clock. The Waterford, Wexford, Wicki " (Repeal of Act) Bill is to be read S and DuK The several select committees .on r ?d assemble at the usual committees (adjourned fromfprevin!! 9 OS anrl Tin Roil "iPreviOUS dftV!l!J Western Railway of Ireland (ExtPnJe); SS Galway) (at twelve); Midland r;" !?8,2? hS Ireland (Newcastle, Anniskinnaa ami b f 3tern fJ (at twelve). ii ine reports on tne tollowing BiPs Birmingham and Oxford Junction L. to d verhamnton. anrl'DnHlow h XT .1. n VaJipnTl gamation ; Great Northern Railwav t n ? St. Alban's Branch); Swansea fall. iinjf .iiertiora to Hitch Railway Extension. The TTnile meeta at n nnn Vv v lur uuoiic h ORDERS OF THE DA.Y Pious and Charitable Purposes BuhJr time. Agricultural Tenant Right Bill xa committee. e :. Lauded Property Improvement (Ireland Roman Catholic Charitable Trusts JM cond time. Poor Rates (Ireland) Bill T0 he mittee. COni Seamen's Enlistment Bill Tn . - faction i Seduction and Prostitution Pre ,ventioa Bpi :M rLeonsTTaimn nr v nrerc k --o . . xu ue mittee. vassm Quakers'and Jews' Marriages Bill Di- Supply Committee thereon. TIT 1 tt Ti:...- v itvs auu .uedus initio. . i VoTQtmno i.-.t; T!;ii f ' im. tartK Medical registration and Medical Ltw ' Towns Improvement Clauses Bill j);.. House of Commons' Costs Taxation ml t Service of Heirs (Scotland) Bill To k! -j .ruur ,uiaovai ugiaaa ana ocotland1 W t ..uiikm Ui.MUliOVi! TVTeHienl T,iw A menrl merit- "RH1 k M1 ft;JvJ mittea of tho House. eierred;0; Mr. Wakley To move a resolution to in medicine, and the state of the laws relar; N of medicine in Great Britain and TrL ! consideration to a select committee o? 'hr W 3"' Mr. Stafford O'Brien-On the mn' do leave the chair on the Agricultural T ' ! .t,.i :.v v - ' lu uiuc mill it uc mi lUStruCUOU to the " Bill to extend the provisions of the same t Mr. James On the motion thai Mr sDa 4 chair to go into committee on the 'lr Right Bill to move as aa amendment thaf'- soive liseu into tne sam committee months. Mr. Christopher On the motion for 'h tt Right Bill, to present a petition from owL?''' of land, in the county of Lincoln, against' Mr. Robert Palmer In comm'i:te& on Afi5 Right Bill (after clause 6), to insert the f?:: And be it enacted, that if the aid ceive from any landlord a request do, they shall proceed to estimate the i injury or dilapidation which the outooin ? caused or suffered on any of the lands orw? cupation, either by means of bad and fou tt otherwise, as the case may be, and shall br -' termine what sum shall, in their judemen"-' SrJ- "J J ""Ration; s landlord or the m-commg tenant shall enforce the payment of such sum, and to Jz nuui mc uutgvius LBuani; or nis represents menus auu m sucu manner as any landlord h the power to recover any arrears'of nn. " that any landlord shall, for the purpose V-' puwer 10 appiy ior tne aroitratiou of value, poimeu m iue manner neremoelore provided such valuers may have been anmmtJ amount of compensation for any improTecr- oi me outgoing tenant. Mr. Pusey In committee on Agricttitun I am, to move tne !ollowi;.r ameiulmanf; 1. 17, to strike out the words " oil-cak or v v alann . J : 4. .L - , ., .'L!:'- auccji, auu lUScrb lilt! WOrdS lOOfl fa clause 4, 1. 35, to strike out the words "not fixture," and insert the words " be deemed i movable by the tenant." Mr. Poulett Scrooe In cotnmittoe m i. ! ianu) jsw, to propose a ciause, exempting I poor-rate, au awellmg-nouses for which m i tne year tnan bve pounds in rural dk j pounds in towns, could not be obtained. aipr; MM-. PARLIAMENTAR Y P.iPEb me ioaowmg papers nave oeen iss;: uament : HOUSE OF LOItDS. 1. Railway Companies. Accounts of the a authorised to be raised by any railway corns passed during the two la3t sessions of Parti; amount of money actually so raised, audotii maining to be paid, &c. (No. S9.) 2. Her Majesty's Exchequer, &:. Aceou::; received during the year ended April . ISi": of her Majesty's Exchequer, &c. (No. 106 j 3. The Army. Returns respecting the esta: effective strength, &c, of the armv. (No. 4. Correction of Clerks Bill entitled sulatiner nroceeiliri"S in the ease nf PlWbi'iill offending against the Laws Ecclesiastical." Lord Bishop of London. (No. 129.) 5. Grain, &c. (Ireland). Account showing -of grain, of meal (stated in quarters), andoi'o:: provisions landed in Ireland, in each of the st ceding April 24, 1847 ; distinguishing the imp:: foreign countries and British possession from:: from ports in Great Britain. (No. 131.) HOUSE OF COMMON. 1. Public Petitions. Twenty-sixth report mittee on Petitions, presented to the House aft the 3d and 4th May). 2. Distress (Ireland ). Index to the as fBoard of Wnrks' Series Seonntl nart. X' 3. Railway Bills. Report of the Commit ways on certain Bills comprised in Group 4- 4. Railway Bills. Report of theComm ways on the Great Southern and Western ?- Tnllnmnpe Tt?11 Jn P.rnnn '-7 rTn IfitSLI 5. Railway Bills Classification l veuth m select committee on the Classification ot JM (ro.d6o.) 6. Public petitions. Appendix to the import, delivered May 11, and containing P::j; to the House of Commons on the :JJ and 7. Fever at Boa Vista. Report on thcieter; by Dr. M' William ; presented to the Housei:! pursuance of their address of the 15th Marcs ' Presentation to the King of B& few days ago a very fine four years old P- Thornton, Esq., the eminent breeder i shipped from this port, as a present from:":-, his Majesty the King of Belgium. Bulu- Alleged Cowardice of the Au ix Mexico. The New Orleans Topi? plicit statement of the cowardice of portion; ' WhHo tUa Qo been the Americans in the rear, the Indtaua upon its proper front, and commenced m The efforts of Colonel Bowles to bring ' . j :r,ac theV were in vain, ana over urns and 1UW ' .;eS' shameful career, to the great delight of iJWjS the air with ahrmta f tpinmnh SeVerOlO' the retreating rerriment. and restore it and duty. Major Dix, of the Pay Depart ICftv- an; the 7th Infantry, was the first to seizing the colours of the regiment, app " J nucuiCl 1IAU v.w.w. He was Aneasrawibrt hr three Cliefi15 buuugu tne men naa nine lus'-t - J mi themselves, they were not unmindful . guisnea ganaatryon the part or auui . regiment lmmeaiateiy rainea aruuu v,,; uy me omcers. uix men lea inem one oi tne men volunteered to tase , lurnea to tne neld, and tnougn uuj disaster which their flight had caused, tor n tilS: battle, it is said that the Arkansas csw.j ;3 : to Saltillo, and reported General WajJ est oi gas while ever - i And durinsT the verv hottest of the righ snnnrlent nf tho l&tnuL ' while eVefV 1 v... ' vjw , - thou wanted in the fiatrli hundreds some Si) " , teershad collected in the rancho, 5(i whom no efforts or entreaties could J' brethren, neighbours, and friends, then for death or victory ' p. ni"- Melancholy Death in a wtis held last evening by Mr. W. F ' j Arms Tavern St UfartinVle-Grana, James Unwin, aged twenty, 40 apSnfe dec surgeon, of Fore-street, Finsbury. ine 0 oV; , a v, koen advise went about three o'clock on Monday a baths, in Bath-street, Newgate-street. . j cold plunging bath he inquired the v Uj five feet ten inches in the centre, ana commence a quarter's subscription, t1 uuiuuicucc a quarter a suujmi""-- .jjg in about twelve minutes afterwards, on ing to the hath, he could not see the m j 10am on tne water at tne ena oi we thing he went to the spot, and M 3larBi ms duck ar tne ootxom oi tne ui"; .r. dec tne ooay was got out immeuiarV- rlo-for and quickly attended, and used tne restore animation but without effect, n -r. .. . . ;i!1 IU"' it was the opinion ot tne mc""::het)a apoplexy induced by the coldness ot t. ;id1 drowning. Verdict, " Died from apop bathing," and the Jury recomiae"- t when a single person is bathing the a of the bath.

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