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for some great change which is, to all who have a passion for new-fangled appearance, as far off as ever.
Tuesday, Dec. 21.
Lord WYNFORD brought in a bill for making life interests in real property subject to the payment of debts. Nobody can doulit the justice of this. It would defeat the roguery of the roguish part of the aristocracy.
things, but by the middle classes of men, by trades-people of all descriptions, who feel now that they have been ruined, because they could not give honest votes without danger of ruin for honest voting, and who wish for the ballot in order that they may not be compelled to vote for fellows who eat taxes. Do you know how many officers: of the army we have now in pay, WILSON? Why 16,000 (sixteen thousand). Sixteen thousand officers, mind; OFFICERS. Not men, but OFFICERS! What, would there be sixteen thousand officers, if there were voting by ballot ? No! not sixteen hours after the assembling of a house so elected. This is your monarchy," WILSON; and a goodly monarchy it is for you. You have felt it, and, God knows, the people have too! To be sure you wish to live under such a monarchy; who can doubt
HOUSE OF COMMONS. THE MIDDLESEX PETITION. HUME presented this petition, which was agreed to at a county meeting held at Hackney, and in which retrenchment, reform, economy, and the vote by ballot, were prayed for. It also recommended to the House a reformation of the poor laws, and an alteration in the tithe collection; but," said Mr Hume, "at "the same time that it prayed the House "to look into these things, it expressed 66 its opinion that it was hopeless to ex-you! ແ pect any amendment till, there was a "reform in Parliament, such as should far as reformn and economy was concerned, Sir R. WILSON agreed with the petition as give a voice to every one who paid but he disagreed with the petition on the rates and taxes in the country; nor subject of ballot. He had before referred to "did the Meeting believe that even this America, and some other states where the "mode would prove effectual unless the it had not answered expectations there. He ballot was in existence, and had shown that "vote by ballot was added to it. With had since received a letter from a person respect to the retrenchment that was of the highest respectability, who had been prayed, he had long thought that informed by a merchant of America, "That "without that taking place on a most from the election by ballot; there was a geAmerica had experienced the greatest evils "extensive scale, it would be impos-neral impression in that country that it would "sible for the country to retrieve itself "from the difficulties of its present situHe had seen and heard of nothing that had tended to change "his opinion on this point. He was "likewise bound to state before he sat "down, that the Meeting had been unanimously of opinion, that it was "impolitic in the highest degree to add "to the present military force of the "country; and that the alteration of "the Corn Laws and the reduction of "the expenditure would have been "much more effective in checking the "discontent of the people.".
Shortly after Mr. HUME came Sir ROBERT WILSON, upon the ballot. He has been answered all over the country in all manner of ways; but, not by doctrinaires, WILSON; not by a class
be found necessary to abolish it altogether, and he expected that a measure would soon where a convention had met to consider what be proposed to effect it." In Virginia, lately, changes it was necessary to make in the existing institutions, including the legislature, it was proposed to adopt the ballot, but that proposition was completely rejected. It was the opinions of those who delegated their requisite that the representative should know power to him, he should know all their opinions, and he could not do this if they voted by ballot. He should know the feelings He further objected to the ballot that it diď of the different parties among the electors. not necessarily preserve secresy. He knew that the question was gaining in favour with the people, owing to the example of France; there were only 80,000 voters, and in France but it ought to be recollected, that in France it was of great use in protecting the voters against the power of the government. But, bers wish to have it here? Would the hon. as the ballot existed in France, would memMember for Middlesex have the House of
it be a
laugh out; move their bodies back-
Commons vote by ballot, as the Chamber of laugh. Laugh out; not stifle it, but, Deputies voted? Would the hon. Member be contented that his vote should be unknown Would he like to have to say, "Oh! I assure you I voted for that question;" instead of seeing his name in those printed lists that were now circulated? It was not a system which could be applied to that House, and was therefore plainly imperfect. It was a new-fangled passion of a certain class of dae. trinaires, who imagined that they had found out, in the nineteenth century, a remedy for all abuses. If it were introduced into that House, it would overthrow the monarchy, and to such a proceeding he would be no party He was born under a monarchy, and so he wished the country to remain, and he should always oppose the introduction of the ballot,
December 23, 1830.
Mr. D. W. HARVEY declared, that when he was convinced that the feelings of the great body of the people were as much in favour of ballot, as they were in favour of reform, be, for one, should never oppose it by his vote. When it could be shown to him that HOUSE OF COMMONS. the respectable body he represented were TREVOR. TREVOR comes in here; but friendly to the Ballot, he would yield his in, I have dispatched Trevor in the Regisdividual opinion to the general opinion, ters of the 25th of December and 1st The feelings of the great body of the of January. That is, in No. 26, Vol. people seem to be more in favour of the LXX. and No. 1, Vol. LXXI. ballot than of reform. In short (and reader will turn to these numbers, thereit is one of the most awful things that fore, if he should want to refer to we have lately witnessed), the cry for TREVOR'S pranks. But I do not rememthe ballot proceeds more from the middle ber that I thanked Trevor for this eulothan the labouring classes. It is clear, gium on me; at least, for this formal then, that these want to vote for other acknowledgment of my power, my immen than they have been accustomed mense power (for who can deny it now, to vote for; and this desire is produced without calling Trevor liar?) namely, by their finding themselves ruined by "The publication" (dear little Registheir present representative. Nothing ter !) to which he referred was one can be clearer than this. So, yield, Mr. D. W. HARVEY.
MR. CURTEIS denied that the tithes were felt by the agriculturists as a burden; and maintained that if a vote by ballot, were conceded, it would involve the country in all the horrors of a civil war. He allowed that the
gr.t majority of people were favourable to Parliamentary Reform; but he denied that they were favourable to the ballot.
that was circulated very extensively, "and that laboured unceasingly in ef"forts of excitation-efforts that, if not
arrested in their progress, would, sooner or later, destroy that and the "other House of parliament!" There, you vile wretches that pretend to despise me! There's a sixpenny pamphlet for you! A sixpenny pamphlet that can I am sorry to do any-thing" tending destroy the collective wisdom of the "to bring either House of Parliament nation," that can destroy the "noblest ** into contempt," because it is contrary assembly of free-men in the world!" to law to do so; but, for the life o' me, What, and the other place too, Trevor! I can't help laughing now-and-then. Why, I never thought of that! I reBy-the-by, suppose a parcel of men, a member hearing of some lady who said hundred, for instance, were to go down that the handsomest compliment ever and plant themselves opposite the paid her she received from the lips of a House of Commons; in that square, drunken coal-heaver, who came reeling (now I forget the name of it) near out of a pot-house, and seeing her Abingdon Street; and suppose they sitting in her carriage drawn up close were to stand and do nothing, but to the curb-stone, in the carelessness of
drunkenness, exelaimed, "God bless you, let me light my pipe by your eyes!" And, accordingly, as this lady always felt grateful to the drunken coalheaver, so, TREVOR, I shall always feel grateful to you; for, say what you may, Trevor, as that pair of eyes which could seem to the drunken coal-heaver bright enough to light his pipe must be very bright indeed, so could seem to Trevor powerful enough that pen which to destroy two Houses of parliament (and such Houses!) must be indeed powerful!
JOBS.-Mr. HUME gave notice, that, on the second Thursday in February, he should move for a Select Committee to inquire into the office of King's Printer in England and
Lord ALTHORP asked whether the hon. Member might not add the King's Printer for
Mr. HUME said that he thought that office had been abolished-that, in fact, the Goverument had been beforehand with him, but be should be happy to adopt the noble Lord's
suggestion. He would take that opportunity of asking the noble Lord whether it were true, that unless the patent was challenged before the 1st of January in the ensuing year, it would become free from further objection? He understood that the patent was at an office somewhere in the Adelphi, and had lain there for nearly a year, and at the end of that time would be valid.
Lord ALTHORP knew nothing of such a law, but would inquire about it.
PENSIONS.-Mr. GUEST, in moving that
there be laid before the House the Warrant or
upon which such pension had been granted. it would be his duty, when the funds for payment of those pensions would be applied for, every pension which might not appear to have to divide the House (if he stood alone) on been granted for actual service.
Mr. HUME, in seconding the motion of his hon. Friend, would say, that although duty to his constituents, to be compelled to extremely unpleasant, in the discharge of his bring forward the case of an individual, yet viduals out of the taxes, but by taking up and there was no other mode of putting a stop to the practice of improperly pensioning indibringing before the House individual cases. (Hear.) He concurred in the opinion expressed by his hon. Friend, that when the wife of a Member of that House received a pension, it was in direct violation of the spirit of the Act of Parliament for such a Member to retain his seat in the House, (Hear.) The whole of the Pension List ought to be investigated by a Committee of the House. The manner in which that list was accustomed to be filled up for some reigns past, was one of the main causes of the present distressed state of the country.
How many years have I been at these pensions, sinecures and grants! All my readers know how fond I am of country affairs, Country, occupations, country amusements, all things appertaining to country life, are enticing to me. But, when even a boy, I had my scruples at some of its amusements. Who has started from her seat of tranquillity and followed in a hare-hunt; seen her innocence, and flee before six-and-thirty other Document, of date 5th January, 1823, perhaps as many hollowing boys and blood-thirsty and roaring dogs, and whereby a certain Pension was granted to Mrs. Harriett Arbuthnot, read to the House What has she done to deserve this? men, without thinking to himself, the particulars of numerous other Pensions, the details of which we could not correctly Who has seen her, in the course of the ascertain, in consequence of the extremely hunt, soaked in mud and wet, stopping low tone of voice and rapid utterance with and pricking up her ears to find if her which the hon. Gentleman spoke. He contended that Members of that House obtaining double have defeated her pursuers, Kr pensions for any members of their family, es- eyes starting from her head with terror, pecially for their wives, virtually vacated their every muscle quivering, and her heart seats in that House, as much as if they had beating so as even to be heard three or themselves accepted them by name. He could not but think, that as the reigning King had four yards off; who has seen this, withhimself but a life-interest in the revenues of out, at least, wishing her safe from her the Crown, he could only dispose of them for foes? But who, on' seeing her after his own life, as in law a subject can transfer all her amazing exertions to save her life to others only the interest which he himself by law possesses. He (Mr. Guest) thought, by flight, and by many dexterous arts to therefore, that the pensions granted during deceive; who has seen her give up all any reign ought to terminate upon the demise hope and run half the length of the last of the Crown, unless Parliament should ap- field uttering the most appalling shrieks prove of their continuance. He was desirous of death; who has seen and heard this that each particular peusion in the present List should be laid before the House, for the and not felt that hare-hunting has its purpose of an examination of the grounds alloy? I cannot; and were it not for
From the LONDON GAZETTE,
JAN. 27.-HILL, R., Lewes, Sussex, upholsterer.
BANKRUPTCY SUPERSEDED. LYON, A., and N. J., Calisher, Birmingham, and George-street, Jewry-street, wholesale jewellers..
the many things that can be said in laughed to see, one moment after, a favour of field sports, I should think shoal of vermin pour forth; how I them sanguinary and unjustifiable. But have laughed to see the dog's snap them I never had this feeling about me at a up, the boys bewilder one another with rat-hunt. A rat-hunt is laudable in cries of "There they go! there they every view that one can take of it. The go! there they go!" and the men, wretch itself is odious to the sight; it after roaring to the boys not to strike is an animal always on the look-out before the dogs; not to hit the dog's for thefts; it lives in no settled mau-noses; give way to the general enthu ner, and in no particular place; nor siasm, and knock and bang and tramearth nor water can be called its pro- ple and holow as loud as any-THE per element. for it lives in both; nor STRAW IS BEING MOVED. town nor country, but both; it feeds on no particular species of food; #esh, fish, grain, all are alike its food, and in every way disguised; nothing comes amiss to it, and its gluttony is be yond comparison. It is, too, a most unnatural thing, neglecting (according to the naturalists) its aged pa rents and devouring its feeble young! It has no one good quality, and yet devours more, or spoils more, than any created animal, it has appetite for every-thing, and never seems satisfied. It is, in short, the pensioner of nature; and all useful and industrious creatures A are interested in its destruction. Tat-hunt, therefore, has charmis, for me unbounded: at all hours, in all weather, any day, I am ready for the chasse aur rals. I go to it in perfect lightness of heart; for, if any-thing eat make it justifiable to amuse oneself in observing the arts of the timid, unoffending and harmless hare when pursued by enemies, how much more justifiable to amase oneself at seeing those of the rat, whose destruction is positive good! For this reason I like rat-hunting; I recommend rat-hunting. It is really amusing. How often have I stood in the floor of a barn, watching the progress of this sort of fun. How I have laughed when all the straw has been moved to within a few trusses of the bottom: then begins the sport. The dog's sagacity, the boy's rashness, and the man's experience-how all these are severally displayed when it comes to within a few trusses of the nests of the nasty, stinking, plundering herd. A general rustle under the little remaining straw makes every creature intent. And, Oh my God! how I have
HALL, T., Wigan, Lancashire, shop-keeper.
LASKEY, R., Exeter, baberdasher.
MUNRO, J. Liverpool, iron-founder.
WILBY, S., Aldermanbury, vintuer.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1831.
JAN. 31.-INSOLE, G., Cardiff, brickmerchant.
JAN. 31.-STEVENSON, T., Chesterfield, joiner.
MACDONALD, A., and A. Campbell, Regent
street, St. James's, ariny-agents.
WEBB, S,, Reading, builder.
AUGHTERLONY, J. R., Great Ormond-
BOND, R., Plymouth, printer.
HOSKIN, R., Manchester, silk-mercer. JACKSON, J., Shad-Thames, Horslydown, coal-merchant.
JONES, D., Cynwyd, Merionethshire, victualler.
KIDD, J., Brook green-terrace, Hammersmith, baker.
The only difference to-day is in Lincoln Mutton, which is not called higher than 4s. 2d. with an exception that regards a very few comPADDON, F. W., Plymouth, printer. PEARSE, J., Sidbury, Devonshire, victualler.plete things, but the sale not so free as last Iweek. The best Downs continue at 4s. 6d. SPURR, S., Warnford-court, Throgmorton-The Beef Trade is full as good as this day street, merchant. THOMSON, R., Liverpool and Earston, mer- se'nnight, at the same terms: a few choice
chaut and fariner.
TIPTON, R., Glocester, scrivener. WHITE, W., Leamington Priors, Warwickshire, upholsterer.
LONDON MARKETS. MARK-LANE, CORN-EXCHANGE, JAN. 31.We had for this morning's market rather a short supply of English Wheat, and at an early hour our millers were tolerably free purchasers, and for fine quality we obtained an advance in the prices since this day se'nnight of full 1s. per quarter, but not being able to establish au advance in Flour, the market closed heavily, although the stands were pretty well cleared. Fine Malting Barley fully maintains last Monday's value; but the inferior qualities are dull sale. Beans of both sorts are rather dearer than otherwise. Oats sell slowly at somewhat higher prices. In White and Grey Peas, or other articles no variation.
60s. to 64s.
28s. to 42s. 30s. to 40s. 41s. to 44s.
30s. to 31s. 20s. to 24s. 63s. to 65s.
HOP INTELLIGENCE. BOROUGH, Monday, Jan. 31.-The demand for new Hops still continues pretty steady: in prices there is no alteration.
Bacon, Middles, new, 40s. to 42s. per cwt. Sides, new...38s. to 42s.
Pork, India, new.. 112s. 6d.
Mess, new... 57s. 6d. to-s. per barl. Butter, Belfast .... 965. to s. per cwt.
Carlow ......91s. to 98s.
Limerick...965, to -s.
Scots, as then, making 4s. 6d. Some call the best Veal over 6s.; but, if so, it has been made in only a few instances.-Though we have a larger market than last Monday, yet every thing will be sold. Beasts, 2,460; Calves, 140; Sheep, 20,600; Pigs, 150.
MARK-LANE.-Friday, Feb. 4.
The supplies are still small, the demand moderate, and the prices the same as on Monday.
Flour Wheat. Barley Oats.
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