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THE CHURCH IN SCOTLAND.
REGISTRATION OF VOTES.
of what Protestant bishops call a vain shew, mum
CHURCH REFORM.-- We understand that a number of mery, and ostentation, on L.500 a-year, we cannot the Dissenting clergymen in Fife have for some time past imagine. There is, however, some good in Lord been considering the propriety of calling together all those Henley's plan. He proposes to enforce some de- who are friendly to Church reform, and have now come
The meeting will take gree of residence, and to abolish pluralities of the to the determination of doing so. more shameless kind. In short, there is good about place at Kirkcaldy, on the Isi Tuesday of November. It his Lordship, tardy as he has been, and cautious as ing interest, that a petition should be got up and presented
seems to be a general feeling among those of the Dissent he is. The praise given to Lord Henley in the to the new Parliament against all Church establishments. Edinburgh Review, just published, is surely not a -Fife Herald. token that the Reviewer's ideas square with his. No, they are wise men in their generation. If Lord “The Annan Presbytery lately transmitted to the Rev. Henley's little scheme, promulgated in the little book, Edward Irving a list of queries regarding certain doctrinal does not take, the party may go a few reluctant points of Scripture, requiring, within a certain specified paces farther.-It has not taken.
time, distinct and categorical answers. Mr. Irving has, it A meeting was lately held at Exeter Hall, London, seems, within the last few days, written to the Presbytery, for the purpose of forming an association of members praying for a delay of his case for two months longer, and of the Church of England, to procure, by all lawful and promising at the end of that time a respectful and minute constitutional means, reform in the Established Church. answer to the questions of the Presbytery. It is believed Lord Henley was here the tongue of the trump,
that he will reply to the queries of the Presbytery in prowhich is sufficient for
the character of that meeting pria persona." Yet so infatuated are the high-paid clergy, that Publications out of Number, and Penny Theatres ; and nos
ANOTHER SPEC. FOR MINISTERS.We have Peniny they conceive Lord Henley's very moderate plan of thing remains but for the Ministers and Proprietors of the abolishing the more disgraceful pluralities, and Penny Magazine to add to these economies a Penny King somewhat equalizing the emoluments of the inferior and a Penny Church-Examiner. clergy, as a monstrous encroachment upon the The Rev. Mr. Wylie of Carluke has given so much of: rights of the Church.
fence to the people in the parish by his violence against res
form, that they have fixed on building a Relief church On this subject we give gleanings from the there as soon as possible. newspapers
STATE OF THE ELECTIONS. « We are," says one, “ informed that there are at present Irawn' up and ready to be presented to the reformed Par. liament, 350 petitions for the abolition of the Church of
THOUGH the Registration is nearly completed every Scotland'; that is, for throwing the support of this Church where, we cannot yet state the precise number of the con xclusively on its own members. It would go far to neu- stituency in the different towns and counties. It is rather ralize the hostility of dissenters and seceders to this vener
less than was expected. Edinburgh, 6,042 ; Glasgow, uhle establishment, the purest of the kind ever yet exhibit- 7,024 ; rejected, 33. Paisley, 1,260 ; rejected, 18. Leith, d in the world, were patronage instantly and totally abo- 1,155. The Registration, after the pains and penalties of ished. Nothing but this can avert or even protract its special pleading, and the whole arts of fee-craft, were exa berthrow under the searching eye and the liberal mind of erted and exhausted on objections by the lawyers employed, i reformed Parliament and an enlightened people.”
has been on the whole decided by the Sheriffs, both Whig This is from the Christian Advocate. From the the Tory Sheriffs, of whom we have quantum suff., were to
and Tory, with tolerable fairness. There was a rumour that Fife Herald, we learn that,
give all the further annoyance they could, by fixing the “A number of the dissenting clergymen in Fife have, for POLLING PLACES, in the most inconvenient corners they some time past, been considering the propriety of calling could devise. It is impossible that they could, would, or ogether all those who are friendly to Church reform, and durst commit so flagrant a contempt of all decency-laying have now come to the determination of doing so. The aside their duty. The time for maneuvres of this sort, has neeting will take place at Kirkcaldy on the first Tuesday gone by in Scotland. of November. It seems to be a general feeling among LODGERS' VOTES.In Edinburgh the Assistant Sheriff hose of the dissenting interest, that a petition should be has settled the important point as to the admissibility of, pot up and presented to the new Parliament against all the votes of lodgers. The lodger's claim is held good in Church Establishments. When the meeting takes place, cases where the bare walls of the apartments he occupies, ve shall report proceedings."
exclusive of furniture and attendance, are of the annual In Edinburgb, the dissenters, and those of the value of L. 10. Church who dislike patronage, have, by their actirity, drawn upon themselves the indignation of the We are glad to say that Mr. Macauley will carry Leeds. Tory churchmen, who taunt them with being fel- He nearly numbers two for one against Mr. Saddler. At ow-labourers with Cobbett.
Bath, Mr. Roebuck, the barrister, has a decided majority, « GLASGOW VOLUNTARY CHURCH ASSOCIATION.
over the brother of Sir J. C. Hobhouse. The interest Mr. Between three and four hundred dissenters, who appeared, Hume took in the election of Mr. Roebuck, after having rerom their leaders, to belong to the Relief, Independent, and commended him, at the request of the electors, has excited
A London paper says,
“ It Secession bodies alone, assembled at breakfast in the Black the spleen of certain Whigs. Bull Inn, Glasgow, on Thursday morning, the 10th inst., is much to be feared that there will be a split among the he Rev. Dr. Dick in the chair, when a series of resolutions Reformers of Middlesex. They have got some idea that vere agreed to, an Association for the West of Scotland the Hobhouse party intend to support Lord Henley against ormed, and a Committee appointed. Dr. Heugh read a
Mr. Hume, as a set-off for Mr. Hame's introduction to etter from Dr. Wardlaw, who was unable to attend, ex- Bath of Mr. Roebuck against young Hobhouse there ; pressive of his having overcome all former scruples on the and if that notion get confirmed, it is declared to be the zubject of the Association, and cordially acquiescing in its intention of the Westminster folks to start Mr. Hume fox Formation ; and Mr. Ewing was represented as equally Westminster against Sir J. C. Hobhouse! Undoubtedly Friendly to the object by an independent preacher. Mr. Sir John's rather extensive electioneering manæuvres are Marshall of Kirkintilloch received a vote of thanks, which likely to create some work to enable him to keep his own vas moved by Mr Beith, a proposition which was carried seat. by a tempest of acclamation."
Lord Henley is an Irish Peer, but an Englishman, second
cousin to Lady Brougham, and a Master in Chancery. On hospital emptied, and as quickly filled again ; for several the subject of Church Reform Lord Henley.says, in his ad- days scarcely a single recovery; the faculty fatigued beyond dress to the electors of Middlesex_" Though cordially and endurance, compelled to ride the shortest distances, and get zealously attached to all our institutions in Church and unable to answer the incessant calls of suffering humanity: State, I shall always be ready to support such temperate at other times seriously affected themselves, until relier! and judicious measures of reformation as the varying con- by the promptitude and skill of their brethren ; shops from ditions of society, or the just demands of the nation, prove to general business shut at noon-day; publicans warned ! be expedient.” On the other questions that at present agi- close their stores at dusk, that the vicious might be tree. tate the public, the Master in Chancery speaks in the lan-pered in their evil propensities; every vehicle employed guage which is appropriate to the Doubting Castle in which removing family after family to the country; the publi his life has long been spent. Mr. Hume has several times schools dismissed; St. Michael's vacated from the dread 01 met, and addressed his constituents, with great intrepidity; cholera graves, and divine service performed in the Cours. and stood the question on all points. He is now at Man- house ; trade suspended, workshops depopulated, and indes. chester. We should be sorry, indeed, that Mr. Hume could trious traders gathered into knots, discussing the fearful e be effectually opposed in Middlesex, though he might be tent of the pestilence; many requiring medical aid, al chosen fortwenty other places. His election for that coun- paralysed from the force of terror alone ; every coumtensa ty, while Brougham was at the same time chosen, in spite shaded with grief, and a whole community the picture et of the oligarchy, for Yorkshire, fulfilled the hopes of many despair. years, and showed that the people were in earnest at last,
“ The nights of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday wet and that the reform, which was to lead to all reforms, could the most appalling we have yet encountered ; and we tara not be much longer averted.
the authority of a medical gentlemen for stating, that 126 CLITHEROE.—There is nothing too impudent for the horrors of war—the labours of the hospital amit te Conservatives. We should have thought they would have wounded and dying—are nothing to what he witnessed a been content with “ Let a' be for let a' be,” as our Northern these occasions. The house of every surgeon was besieged: friends have it ; but the compliments of Ministers seem to at every hour of the night their bells were rang with it.?. have determined them to persevere in their course of wan- vals of only a few minutes ; and had they been able te 's tonness. No fewer than five attempts were made at Cli- tiply their persons and services, the harvest of disease we'i theroe Petty Sessions, to convict as many men of rioting and still have been plentiful, the labourers disproportions! disorder,-- whose only fault was, that they had been beaten, few in number. The hospital at times was filled to 057. and abused, and cut down, and trampled upon, in order Aowing, and it is to be feared that at least a small numbe that Mr. John Irving might indulge his whim of making a poor persons passed from time to eternity without a mesa procession into a borough where his chance of success was man to administer a draught, or a friend to close therers about as great as his chance of succeeding to the Throne of The fatigue of these terrible evenings—incessant to and England. And what were the charges for the prosecution want of rest by night and by day-completely exhat </ of which the law was attempted to be stretched and tor- the strength of those who had been most active in the tured ?---Spectator.
vice of humanity, and at least four of our practising sa
geons became so seriously ill in consequence, that they in CHOLERA. Since our last report cholera has been sererely felt in quired the most prompt attention on the part of savimi
their brethren as remained in something like riguru Dumfries and Dunfermline. There was also, in the early
health.” part of the month, an access in Edinburgh. Dundee, and most of the towns and villages of Fife, were similarly af. has all but disappeared. We are sorry to find that it ma
At Inverness, and in all the tofyns of the north, cholz flicted ; and after an abatement, the disease had re-appeared ed over almost none of the villages. At Fort-Willars : in Paisley. We now rejoice to be able to say, that for the the size of the place, it was severe. We regret to s last fortnight it has been lessening its devastation, and contracting the scene of its ravages considerably; and that
the that Cholera has broken out at Kelso with considerable 17 average of the cases reported to government is so much de- ulence, after an interval of ten months from its mes
ance in Scotland. On the 29th, out of 22 cases, 14 bars creased, that we hope in a few weeks to hear of the total disappearance of this pest. As there were no regular reports
In Ireland cholera has greatly abated ; in Cork from Dunfermline, the number of cases and deaths was exaggerated; the greatest number was fourteen burials in one London the cases are very few. The disease has also des
were few cases. The Liverpool hospital is closed; ara day, an average high enough for the population. At the worst, in Edinburgh, the daily cases were 45, 38, and be peared in Paris
, after a mortality reported at 18,373, ilaxis tween 20 and 30. They have again sunk to 8, 9, or 10. other accounts make it from 40 to 50,000 by cholera r:
dysentry. Accounts are received from America to te Fumigation, and burning tar, have been practised here, it is said, with benefit. The fumigations must be useful, and end of September.-Cholera, which had been so se za the tar-burning may be so. Ii at least sooths and cheers Montreal, Quebec, New York, and generally over the ins the spirits of believers in its efficacy. At the time of our Southern and Western States.
States, was fast disappearing, and breaking out in 14 last report the people of Dumfries had concealed the prevalence of cholera among them till it would conceal no lon Total cases in Edinburgh to 30th October, 1813; Dea:
1026. ger; and by this conduct probably spread the calamity. The daily accounts from that town became most painful
Leith, Cases, 431; Deaths, 253. and alarming. The scene described in the subjoined letter
Glasgow, Cases, 6157; Deaths, 2976. will long be remembered. Dumfries has lost many valu
Paisley, Cases, 733; Deaths, 441. able citizens :
Dumfries, Cases, 821; Deaths, 404. “ We at length begin to breathe a little more freely, and
Dublin, Cases, 12,127; Deaths, 4476. indulge the pleasing hope that the worst is past ; and never,
Inverness, Cases, 543; Deaths, 167. never may it be our fortune to witness such a week as that THE PLAGUE. The accounts which have been rewhich has just closed on the town of Dumfries. The bare respecting the ravages of the plague in Bushire, are of a za recollection of it is enough to quail the stoutest heart; dreadful description. The disease had almost depops what, then, must have been the dreadful reality? Hearses the district, the deaths having amounted to from 15 • plying in every street ; patients seized, and in imminent 200 a-day. It commenced by great weakness, ang danger, faster than the bearers were able to remove them, sufferers were attacked with swellings in the groin, tea or mourners to accompany them to their long home; the pits, and the back, the pain arising from which was excra : grave-digger's spade in constant requisition; the strong and continued until death put an end to their wisen. man, from neglect, stricken down in his pride ; the feeble one time there were 2000 lying unburied in the snatched in a few hours from a sick-bed to the tomb; the streets.
deposed Government agaia dares to brave the legal authority, Afr. O:Connell has addressed two letters to the Reformers of rigorous justice must reach it. Its foolish hopes must be anni. Great Britain, calling upon them to support the claims of Ire-hilated. Measures will be taken to efface even the traces of land, and accusing the Ministers of double-dealing with that the troubles which have agitated some departments. Anarchy country. The first letter contained the following passages : was conquered at Paris on the 5th and 6th of June, by the
“ Derrynane Abbey, Sept. 14. poble devotedness of the National Guards and the troops of the “ BROTHER ReroRMERS! -There is blood on the tace of the line. The factions in those deplorable days manifested both earth!-blood,-human blood, profusely shed!!. Will it sink their audacity and their weakness. The Government is neither into the earth unnoticed and unregarded, or will it cry to Hea- ignorant nor in fear of any of their projects. Sedition would ven for retribution and vengeance ?
find the country unanimous lo give to the Government all the “ There is blood on the face of the earth-the once green strength that it might require. Sixty-five Peers have been fields of Wallstown are red with the latest Irish blood! Said I created in the outset to strengthen this new Ministry. The the latest? Alas! before these lines meet the eye of any one press of Paris is a thorn in its side. British Reformer, another massacre may have been perpetrated The Duchess d'Angouleme has arrived at Vienna, where, -another tale of slaughter may have been added to the dark ca- according to the French papers, she was received with great talogue of crime, and a more recent enormity may have thrown distinction by the Imperial family, She bas taken up her the butchery of Wallstown into comparative oblivion." abode in the Imperial palace. And again,
Charles the Tenth has been received with great respect in “ Yes, there is blood on the face of the earth !--the blood of the Prussian dominions. It is said the Duke of Wellington, the father, who has left a widow to weep and children to and others of the ultra Tories, subscribed a handsome sumn to mourn! the blood of manhood-strong blood, and resolute muu- send this old gentleman abroad, to aid in mischief. We give hood, looking with confidence to many years of existence! the them credit for the motive, but not for the money. The Duchess blood of the betrothed, who had in his home waiting for him de Berri has now left France, and is in Holland. She is said the object of his choice and his solicitude; in that home to to have escaped in the disguise of a peasant from La Vendee, which he was never to return the blood of boy bood, in its and performed a part of the journey from La Vendee on foot. early dreaming of the promised joys of duwuing life; the Her Royal Highness did pot eater Dieppe, but rested for a short Hower cropped in its early May!
time at a country house in the vicinity, where several of her “They have been buried, they are sweltering in their friends from the towo (which is well known to contain many graves! Their funerals were numerously attended, but no fupe- most devoted adherents of the Royal Fainily), to waum ber Tal cry was heard. They were buried in surrow but in silence. arrival bad been notificd, paid her their respects. No man's lamentation, no woman's wailing, was heard! unless,
SPAIN. when nature, yielding to the force of suffocation, made the mo
The King of Spain, after being reported dead and alive half-ather's heart, as it were, explode in one wild scream, or the wisdozen times, is alive still, and not in a daogerous state of health. dow's single shriek, or the orphan's convulsive sobbing, break Two stories are given respecting Spain-one that Ferdinand, upop the ear.
on his brother Don Carlos agreeing to the marriage of his • They have been buried in silence and in sorrow. Men eldest son with Ferdinand's daughter, had agreed that Carlos griered over their graves, but shed no tears. There was deter should succeed to the throne; and the other, that, on the sugwination, dark, taciturn, profound."
gestion of the British Minister, the eldest son of Carlos should There was a rumour of the arrest of O'Connell,
marry the young Queen of Portugal, the condition being that quence of this letter; but Ministers probably bethought them. Ferdinand should use his influeoce to terinjoate the contest beselves of the danger of catching a Tartar.
tween the two Princes of the house of Braganza. There has been a great anti-tithe meeting on the Curragh of The Queen of Spain bas, by virtue of her office as Regent, Kildare, at which several Members of Parliament, and candi- issued a decree (daied the 7th_instant) for the immediate redates for seats in the new Parliament, attended, and resolutions opening of the Universities. The language of the decree doen of the strongest and most uncompromising character were pass. credit io her Majesty's Cabinet—" From tuis disastrous source," ed. The Rev. Mr. Goold, a clergyunan residing in the county [ignorance,] it says, “ have sprung, the capital vices which deof Tipperary, has had two tithe sales lately; but it was found stroy kingdoms and annihilate institutions the most just, pruimpossible to procure the services of an auctioneer, or, indeed, dent, wise, and beneficial; by the same cause are produced diany assistance whatsover in carrying through the sales. One of visions, factions, foul denominations, the specious arguments his sons, therefore acted as auctioneer, and others of his sons by means of which the most abominable crimes are effected as purchased the catte. But here arises a serious difficulty, no virtues ; and those passions assume the name of public good butcher dare kill the cattle-he would be immediately placed which most injure and oppose it. uuder the ban of the peasantry, and all intercourse with him
PORTUGAL. would be suspended. Aware of this circumstance, Mr Goold, Don Pedro still holds Oporto. Military adventurers, and jun., a few days after the last sale, proceeded to a distant fair, young men who can find nothing to do at hoine, are going out but he and his servant were waylaid, the driver of the cattle from England to join him as recruits, and calling this love of killed on the spot, and Mr. Goold so severely injured that little the cause of freedom. Were it not for the amount of British hope is entertained of his recovery. Such are the fruits of Mr. property endangered by the struggle between these brothers, no Stanley's perseverance in enforciog a law which is utterly inde- one would care a rush how it went. fensible in every point of view.
GREECE. Lord Jlilton has written a letter, which has appeared in seve The young King of Greece was proclaimed and installed at ral Irish papers, addressed to certain tepants on his father's es- the palace of Preysing (Bavaria) oa the 8th inst. tates in Ireland, who had written to him to bey they might Belgium and Holland we bave noticed in another section. not be requested to vote for Mr Grattan, one of the sitting
AMERICA. members for Wicklow county. Lord Milton disclaims all idea AMERICA.-Papers have been read from New York to the of dictation or iuterference of an improper nature, but indivi- 30th September. They are principally filled with discussions dually approves of Mr. Grattan.
and reports of proceedings relative to the approaching Presi. Several Irish newspapers have been prosecuted. We wonder dential election. The opposition to the re-election of General what Government will profit by this piece of wisdom.
Jackson will be very severe, and uoless his friends are extremeMc Stanley will, in all probability, be removed from his pre- ly strong, and esert themselves with great spirit, be will be desent situation. He has made himself so hateful to the Irish, feated. "We learn from these papers that the cholera, though that, were his future conduct that of an angel, he would be spreading in the south, is on the decline in all the great cities luathed for years to come.
of the northern and middle States. The war with the lodiaos,
seems to have been brought to an end by the capture of their FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
inost distinguished chief, Black Hawk. FRANCE.
COLONIAL INTELLIGENCE, France has at last a Ministry, of which Marshal Soult forms
THE MISSIONARIES-NEGRO SLAVERY. the head. Talleyrand having lept his assistance in hatching JAMAICA.— The Planters are continuing their fierce persethe new brood of French Ministers, has returned to help our cution of the Missionaries. At Savannah-la-Mar, Mr. Kingdon Government to keep the Dutch in order. The new French was residing peaceably, without even exercising the functions Ministry is a Tory one; for we have no word better to describe. vf his ministry, when he was required forthwith to leave the It is, of course, most obnoxious to the French people. Soult town. To this demand he replied, that, as a British subject, commences bis reigo by declaring, that every attempt to excite he had an iodisputable right to remain ; and that if he was in disorder will be eacrgetically repressed. If the party of the danger of molestation, the magistrates must protect him. This
took place on the 14th of July, being the muster-day of the A BOLITION OF NEGRO SLAVERY.On Friday the 19th, Militia. During the next month, threats were continually held a meeting of those friendly to the immediate abolition of Negre out to force him away; which it was resolved to put in execu- slavery, was held in Edinburgh. The Rev. E. Craig presidend
. tion on the following muster-day. On that day (Angost the and in introducing Mr. Koibb, formerly Baptist Missionarys 8th,) a meeting of the Colonial Church Union was held at the Jamaica, spoke at some length in support of immediate sbatCourt-house, and in the evening the murderous assault took tion. Mr. Knibb then addressed the meeting with considerabie place. An armed party of fifty or sixty persons marched up force and Auency. He mentioned many circumstances to show the street, exclaiming - Union for ever!" and commenced a that the negroes were fit to receive immediate emancipation; most furious attack on the doors and windows of the house in and as to the dread that blood would be shed in consequence, which Mr. Kingdon lodged. Some females from the window argued that the contrary would be the result. Why, sad be of an upper apartment threw out hot water on the assailants ; if the slaves were so murderously inclined, do they not done which extinguished an ignited rocket placed beneath to blow execute vengeance on the whites ?' for in the country, on almost the house up; immediately on which, they began firing in at all estates, the proportion is 800 Negroes to four or five hito the windows, and continued to do so for some minutes. At He narrated a number of facts to show that the Negrees are length some shots were fred in return, by which three of the generally actuated by the best feelings, kind to the unfortunate, rioters were wounded. Attempts were then made to fetch the and keenly alive to a sense of gratitude. In the black popruh cannon from the Court-house, but this they could not effect. tion, there are no paupers,-the work-houses are alled with Some magistrates having arrived, they endeavoured to disperse !azy whites. Petitions to both Houses of Parliament for the the mob : who promised to desist from their outrages it the immediate abolition of Negro slavery were ananimously agreed Messrs. Deleon (who are well known to be among the most to. Mr. Knibb has since visited several Scottish towns, and respectable coloured people in the neighbourhood) and Mr. still continues his tour of humanity and justice. Kingdon would leave the house. They agreed, and were fired
CANADA. upon notwithstanding Happily, no life was sacrificed by this By the brigs Rowley and Gleniffer, which arrived at Greene treachery of the rioters, but they wounded one of their own ock on Sunday, we have letters and papers from Canada, to the party; Mr. and Mrs. Kingdon were afterwards sheltered by 18th ult. inclusive. There had been no deaths from chelen # the Custos in his own house at Anglesea, some miles from Sa- Montreal for fourteen days previous to the 15th, bat types vannah-la-Mar; from whence Mr. Kingdon was taken, and fever and small-pox were very prevalent. In Quebec, cases of lodged in gaol, under a warrant, signed by the magistrate who cholera were occasionally occurring. A private letter, dated had, at the Court-house, moved the resolution for the expul- the 8th September, states, that the total deaths from cholera st son of all sectarians..
Quebec, up to that date, exceeded 2200, while those in More The Jamaica papers gave an account of this affair, which was treal were fully 3000. In the country parts of Lower Canada, circulated throughout the country, in which the persons who about 1000 more had died of the disease, making a mortality of lodged and protected the Missionary, are represented as having upwards of 6000, in a population of 511,000, being one out of commenced the fray by first showering boiling water on some every 85 of the population. What makes it the more distress visitors, who only called on Mr. Kingdon to ask him to be so ing, is the fact that a large proportion of the victims were male good as to quit the island in a vessel about to sail, and after- heads of families. In Upper Canada, the deaths are not reetcs wards by firing on these civil moderate gentlemen, as they ed at more than 1000. Among the number is that of Brandt stood in the street. On this the Examiner remarko," This the Mohawk chief,
(" the fiend, the monster Brandt!") sono exceeds Æsop's quarrel of the Wolf and the Lamb. That the the lodian leader, who is consigned to a painful immertality is friends of a persecuted Missionary (it is unnecessary to describe Gertrude of Wyoming. a Missionary as persecuted, for the name of Missionary implies
VAN DIEMAN'S LAND. all) should commence an attack upon the slavers and their par Van Dieman's Land papers to the 17th of May, state that the tisans, is without exception the most extravagant invention we trade between the colony and Great Britian was improving; in ever heard. The tumult ended in the destruction of the house the quarter ending the 5th of April, 1832, the value of the in in which the Missionary was lodged, and the night after, in the ports being 20,5431., and the exports 12,9021. The reveak destruction of two other houses, belonging to individuals of the presented an excess of about 1,0001. over the expenditure. Baptist persuasion. The persons who were loudest in their
NEW SOUTH WALES. abhorrence of the Bristol crimes, will see no harm in this little Accounts from Sydney state the discovery of some valuable ebullition of zeal for slavery, and antipathy to moral enlighten- districts in the interior, by George Clark, a bush ranger, who ment.
had been committed to the gaol of Sydney. He had succeeded • Mr. Kingdon procured his personal safety, by pledging him- in attaching himself to the aborigines, beyond Bathurst and self to the magistrates, to go away by the first opportunity, was adopted a member of the tribes with whom he travelled and never to return again as a Minister of the Gospel. And He speaks confidently of the discovery of a great river far to the this had place in a dependency of the Country which fasts north, and of a rich track of country on the northern side af sgainst Cholera, and has Bible Societies ! But the abomina- | the river, extending to the sea-coast. tion of slavery and its kindred persecutions are near an end.' The Chronicle remarks:
RailwAYS. It is expected that application will be made in “Many of those who advocate what is termed the fitting the the ensuing session of Parliament, by several companies, lor Negroes for freedom, and exclaim against immediate abolition as bills to enable them to commence railways, which are intended the dream of fanatics, can hardly be aware of the state of to pass through various parts
of the country. The first is the opinion throughout the country on this question. Are they long-projected railway from Birmingham to London, whicb, it aware that, at a special meeting of deputies from the several is stated, is again to be brought before the Legislature, and, it is congregations of Protestant Dissenters of the three denomina- presumed, with better success than it experienced last Parliations, in and within twelve miles of London, it was resolved ment. It is expected that the railway will be continued from
that the principles of Christianity and slavery are so opposed Birmingham to Liverpool, and from thence to Edinburgh. to each other, that the only remedy for these evils is the imme. The next project is a railway from Southampton to Londen, the diate and complete extinction of Slavery; and that it is the intended course of which is from Vauxhall, passing to the southopinion of this meeting, that, in the approaching general elec- ward of Wandsworth and Kingston, across Ditton-marsh sad tion, it is the duty of every friend of humanity, and of the Walton-common, to the southwest of Weybridge. From thence Christian religion, to give a decided preference in his vote to it will pass on the south side of the Basingstoke Canal to Frima. those candidates who will support in Parliament
such measures ley ( a village about six miles below Guildford), where it wilt 28 shall have for their end the accomplishment of this desirable cross the canal, and proceed in a direct line to Basingstoke, object.' The three denominations represent the great body of passing on the north side of that town to Winchester, and then English Dissenters. The Methodists are equally determined in through Stoneham to Southampton. The whole distance of favour of immediate abolition. The Quakers soon began to see the line will be rather less than 77 miles. The railway from the
incompatibility of slavery with Christianity, and emanci- London to Brighton has been under consideration a long since pated their slaves. In the year 1787, there did not remain a but it seems that the projectors have determined to commerce single slave in the possession of any member of the Society operations, and intend to apply to Parliament for a biil. Every of Priends. The Friends are determined advocates of imme- preparation has been made to commence the railway from diate abolition. The United Secession Church, in Scotland, London to Greenwich the moment Parliament will sanction forming a large part of the population, are to a man for imme the measure. It will be continued to Woolwich, and from date abolition. If any thing, the feeling in favour of immediate thence, by two other companies, to Cbatham and Dover. The abolition is more upiversal in Scotland than in England, as French bave it in contemplation to make a railway from Calais might be expected, from the people being more generally re to Paris. ligious.'
for the purpose of inning some corn, who, finding he could
FASHIONABLE NEWS. THE COURT are wonderfully quiet at Windsor, whence the not make him answer the call, looked in at the window, and King bas, during the month, made several journeys to St. seeing blood
on the bed clothes, he gave the alarm to the James's to expedite business. The Royal Family are expected peighbours, who, on entering the house, found him murdered at Brighton about the 10th November.
in his bed, his brains literally smashed out. Samuel NelThe Duchess of Gloucester is recovering from the effects of pounds
, and had lately become a dealer in horses and cattle,
son was a blind fiddler, who had amassed five or six hundred ber late severe indisposition. MARRIAGES TALKED OF. The Court Journal
“ We meal, &c. He was in the habit of playing the fiddle to have seen a scion of the Whig house of Grey, an eaglet from young persons of both sexes till one or two in the morning. the eyrie of the proud parent bird, seeking a mate in the dove. He always shut out his young friends for half an hour about like daughter of the High Tory family of Copley; and we now
ten o'clock, during which time he made worship.
He was hear that the Earl of Lincolri, the hope of the hierarch New a single man, and possessed great talents, with some little castle, is about to plight hands with the lovely Lady Susan eccentricity of mind. The person_supposed to have comDouglas, sole daughter of the house of the whiggish Chief, mitted this dreadful murder was, on Friday, apprehended at the the Duke of Hamilton; and the Tory descendant of a race of Kirk of Shotts, and after being carried to Hamilton for examiTories, the Marquis of Abercorn,* 'is about to wed the fair
nation, has been transmitted to Glasgow jail. We understand daughter of the Duke of Bedford, one smile of the beautiful he makes a full confession of his guilt. Lady Lousia baving banished from the enamoured Marquis's
POACHING is an incurable habit under the restraint now emthoughts all recollection of Whigs; or if he did recollect them, ployed. From a Huntingdon paper, we learn, that James Clare, he only remembered that such things were, and were most for the twenty-ninth time, is committed to the Huntingdon sweet," in the shape of a Whig's daughter. We foresee that county prison, for poaching. He is now in the eighty-first all distinctions and differences, between Whig and Tory, will year of his age; and for the last twenty-five years, he has made 5000 cease, and melt away before the benign influence of domes- the prison his “ town-house," as he calls it. tie affection."-(And some few other induences, the profound
MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.-A man of the name of Henderjournalist might have added, which the public are well aware
son, while in a state of derangement, fell from a window five of Examiner.
stories high, in St. James's Square, about four o'clock on Sunday,
morning the 14th. His limbs were shockingly fractured, and ACCIDENTS AND OFFENCES. some of the pikes of the area railing penetrated his abdomen. An old man named John Stewart, a forester to the Duke of in the course of the morning.
He was carried to the Royal Infirmary by the police, but died Athole, murdered his wife with a hatchet on Wednesday the 10th; the murder was committed in their own dwelling at the murder of his wife by throwing her on the fire.
A wretch named Duffy was lately tried at Glasgow for the
The unfortufoot of Craigy Barns. The man seems to have been in a state
pate woman had been the victim of her husband's cruelty for a of frenzy. He was sent to Perth jail
. Eight children, mostly length of time. She languished for three weeks after being grown up, out of a family of twelve, live to lament the fate of burned,
before death released her. This man is to be executed their parents. After having killed his wife, who was in the
ou the 7th November. One of the witnesses said, that after he house alone, the wretcbed maniac, for he must have been such, bad burnt bis wife he swore she was not half roasted. attempted to murder two of his daughters. He was seized on DESTRUCTIVE Floods.-la the beginning of the month, the top of Craigy Barns, after making offers of resistance. LANARK.-Child Poisoned. The consequence of indulg- swelled the rivers and streams, and laid many parts of the coun.
there were violent storms, attended by heavy rains, which ing children with ardent spirits, proved fatal to a fine little boy try under water. Monday the 8th will be long remembered here, of about four or five years of age ; and it adds lamentably to the catastrophe, that it was done partly by the hands, and North Esks, the Eddlestone Water, and all the neighbouring
over all the country. The Water of Leith, the South and in the presence of the child's father. Another monster who streams, rose to an alarning extent.
At Earle's Vale, a man was in company bragged that the boy had swallowed half a mutehkin of whisky before breakfast time, besides an addition- But in the West, the inundation was much greater :
was drowned. A bridge was carried off on the Biggar road.
The al quantity io the middle of the day.
Clyde rose 15 feet at Glasgow, and all the lower parts of the WRECK, WITH Loss of Lives.-About eleven o'clock on
town were laid under water. Several accidents occurred at the the forendon of the 16th current, a small boat belonging to the Broomielaw, among the passengers coming and going by the fishing village of Boddam, near Peterhead, with thirteen per- steam-vessels, to and from which they were forded across the sons on board, while sailing across the bay to the latter place, streets in carts or boats. The thieves were busy in the con.' was upset by a sudden gust of wind from the west, and we are fusion. The Findhorn, the Lossie, the Spey, and the Nairn, sorry to add that seven of them met a watery grave.
were in high flood, and occasioned considerable damage on their SINGULAR RECOVERY OF THE Paisley UNION BANK Sro- banks. A man was carried down by the Nairn, while attemptLEN NOTES. Upwards of twenty years ago, the Paisley Union ing to save some sheaves of corn, and unhappily drowned, in Bank's branch at Glasgow was broken into and robbed, and sight of his friends. The same storm was severely felt at Liverthe greater portion of the stolen potes was recovered, except a pool, where a number of vessels were driven on shore, and both considerable sum of the Company's L.20 potes, which could not lives and property lost. The damage along the Lancashire be traced. In the end of August last, five of these notes havshore, and on several parts of the English coast, is considering been put in circulation, the Bank determined upon mak-able. iog anotber attempt, and employed that intelligent and active messenger, Mr. Henry Miller of Glasgow, who, after many Sir Peter Lawrie is elected Lord Mayor of London for 1833, weeks spent in Edinburgh, London, and Birmingham, succeed The Lord Chancellor completed his fifty-fourth year on Weded in recovering and bringing to Scotland the whole remaining Desday the 19th ultimo. The Kendal Chronicle now says, that amount of the L. 20 notes.
bis Lordship did not dine with the Earl of Lonsdale, as was said DROVERS.-Sometimes worthless persons assume this cha- in our last Register, on the authority of various papers. racter, for the purpose of vending counterfeit coin, or forged The Duke of York's creditors are about to bring their case notes. ». On the 15th instant, David Smith, a drover from Bew. before Parliament. castle, in Cumberland, on his return from Falkirk Tryst, in Polish Associations are extending through the country. Be passing the Kailzie toll-bar, near Peebles, gave in payment a sides the parent Society in the Metropolis, and its eldest offone pouad note of the Commercial Bank, receiving the change. pring in Hull, one has been formed at Sheffield, and another in Shortly afterwards it was discovered to be a forgery, and on Glasgow. information being lodged with the procurator-fiscal, a warrant The quarterly account of the revenue is, in a comwas obtained, and Smith apprehended in a stable at Traquair, parative sense,' extremely satisfactory, the increase over and in the stall where bis borse stood, a purse was found con the correspondent quarter of last year amounting to no less taining two forged notes, the one a guinea note of the Bank of a sum than L.699,817. The increase on customs is L.386,388; Scotland, and the other a 20s. note of the Glasgow Bank. on excise L.297,591 ; assessed taxes L. 116,383. The decrease Smith is lodged in Peebles jail, and the case is undergoing ju- of L. 23,986 on stamps, and L.33,000 on the post office, whatdicial investigation.
ever the causes, have not the same direct or intimate connecMURDER. -An atrocious murder was committed at Cambus- tion with public well-doing, as many temperate and subordinethan Church on Tuesday or early on the morning of Wednes- nate events may very slightly raise them at one time, and lower day the 9th, on the body of Samuel Nelson, a blind man of con them at another. The general result is therefore highly satissiderable property in that village. On the previous evening the factory, demonstrating, as it does, the possibility that with prudeceased had ordered a young man to call bım up in the morning dent and economical policy the nation may emerge from the
depression to which a long course of reckless and profligate ex• This marriage took place at Gordon Castle, on the 20th inst. penditure has exposed it.