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in less than five minutes.” Hubert was sen he asked, “be governed by a section ? tenced to transportation for life, three others (Vehement shouts from the Opposition.) I to five years' imprisonment, one to three years', thank you—(noise renewed)—for that shriek. and three acquitted.
Many a shout of insolent domination8.-Riot in the churchyard of Tuam, caused
(noise)-despicable and contemptible as it
is — (noise) — have I heard against my by the Protestant curate attempting to read the English service over the grave of a person said
country.” (Uproar continued, during which
Mr. O'Connell, with uplifted fist and great to have died a Roman Catholic.
violence of manner, uttered several sentences - Riot at Truro, caused by the church
which were inaudible in the gallery. The wardens attaching goods belonging to four dis
Speaker was at last obliged to interfere and senters in the town who refused payment of
call the House to order.) “Let them shout. church rates.
It is a senseless yell. It is the spirit of the - Hostile meeting at Wormwood Scrubbs party that has placed you there. Ireland will between Mr. Rushout, M.P., and Mr. Peter hear your shrieks. (Continued uproar.) Yes ; Borthwick. After the second firing, friends you may want us again. (Roars of laughter.) present interfered, and the party left the What would Waterloo have been if we had ground. The quarrel originated in observa not been there? (Ministerial cheers, and tions said to have been made by Mr. Rushout Opposition laughter.) I ask not that question in connexion with Mr. Borthwick's ejection from for your renowned Commander-in-chief, who his seat at Evesham by a Parliamentary Com is himself an Irishman, but for the hardy mittee.
soldiery of Ireland, who fought the battle for 9.-Meeting, presided over by Earl Spencer,
him. “ Question” and laughter from the held in the Freemasons' Tavern, for the pur Opposition.) I say again, that is the ques
tion. The question is, shall the people of pose of forming an Agricultural Society, on the plan of the Highland Society of Scotland,
Ireland be amalgamated with the people of
England ? Refuse to receive us into that 10.—The contest for the bitterly-contested
amalgamation, and abide the consequences. seat of Woodstock closed to-day, with a
(Cries of “Hear!” from the Opposition majority of 5 for the Marquis of Blandford
benches.) Sneer at me as you like, but reover his younger brother, Lord John Churchill.
collect that I speak the voice of millions, 12.- Public dinner given to Sir Robert who will hear again of the base insult offered Peel at Merchant Taylors' Hall, by 300 Con to me this evening. (Cheers from the Irish servative Members of the House of Commons. Members, accompanied by an observation from In the course of a lengthy exposition of his Mr. Grattan, which was not heard in the galpolicy, Sir Robert said : “My object for some lery, but which caused a titter on the Opposiyears past has been to lay the foundations of tion benches.) Why should the son of Grattan a great party, which, existing in the House of say- (Here the cheers and laughter drowned Commons, and deriving its strength from the the remainder of the sentence.) The English popular will, should diminish the risk and people, too, are auditors of your taunt. You deaden the shock of collisions between the two
tell us that you can command a majority: I deliberative branches of the Legislature.” say to you in reply, carry your bribery a little
14.-Lord John Russell explains the Govern further, and you will really have a majority, ment scheme for settling the Irish Tithe (“Question! question !'') More extensive briQuestion. It was proposed to substitute a bery than you practised at the last election nominal rent-charge of 701. for every 100l, of never yet was practised in this world ; and the tithe composition; these rent-charges to be highest amongst you shrink from its investigamade over to the State at the rate of sixteen tion.” (“Question! question !") The Governyears' purchase on every 100l, of original ment proposal was carried by 317 to 298 votes. tithe composition; the rent-charges to be collected by the Commissioners of Woods and
14.-The Speaker of the Arkansas House Forests, and to be applied towards supporting
of Assembly tried for killing a member with the Irish police, charities, and schools. As a
a bowie knife, on the floor of the House while preliminary step to discussing the scheme,
in Session. The jury found him guilty of Sir T. Aćland moved to rescind the resolu excusable homicide. tions of 7th and 8th April, 1835, providing - Meeting at the “Crown and Anchor" for “That any surplus revenue of the present the purpose of petitioning Parliament to take Church Establishment in Ireland not required into consideration the claims of the officers and for the spiritual care of its members be ap men lately serving in the British Auxiliary plied to the moral and religious education of Legion in Spain, and the sufferings of the all classes of the people without distinction of widows and orphans of those who had fallen. religious persuasion, providing for the resumption of such surplus, or of any such part 1 16.-Died at his residence in Clarges-street, of it as may be required by an increase in his 71st year, Zachary Macaulay, a zealous in the number of members of the Established advocate for the abolition of slavery. His disChurch.” O'Connell made a speech, listened tinguished son, Thomas Babington, was at this to with great impatience. “Shall Ireland," time on his return voyage from India, whither
he had gone in 1834, as Law Member of Council.
17.-The Queen's birthday celebrated by a Drawing-room of unusual splendour.
-- Died at his hotel, in the Rue de Florentin, Paris, in his eighty-fourth year, Prince Talleyrand, statesman and diplomatist. His will forbade his autobiography to be published before 1868.
18.-The Chancellor of the Exchequer intreduces the annual Budget. Last year exhibited a deficiency of income amounting to 1,150,000!., and an excess in expenditure of 646,000!., caused, as was explained, by extra expense in Canada and interest on West India loan. He now proposed to raise 13,000,000l. on Exchequer Bills for the service of the year 1838.
21.-Reported robbery of 12,000l. in sovereigns, from the residence of T. Rogers, billbroker, Mile End, by thieves, who had apparently secreted themselves in the house. Rogers was afterwards apprehended, and committed on suspicion of attempting to defraud his creditors by reporting the robbery. He was, however, liberated on 26th July.
22.-Government defeated in a thin House by a majority of 3, on Sir Eardley Wilmot's motion that negro apprenticeship should immediately cease. This vote was afterwards reTersed.
24.-By a majority of 30 in a House of 196, Mr. Cresswell carries his motion for an Address to the Queen, praying that commissioners might be employed to examine the claims of persons for losses on account of book-debts and goods ashore at Copenhagen in 1807, and to examine also the claims of persons who suffered losses through the seizure of ships and cargoes by the Danish Government in the same year.
- Launch, at Limehouse, of the steamship British Queen, intended to carry goods and passengers between Liverpool and New York. She was considered the largest vessel in the world, being 275 feet in length, and 40 feet in breadth between the paddle-boxes ; tonnage, 1,860 tons.
26.-Eliza Grimwood found murdered in her bedroom, Wellington-terrace, Waterloo-road. She was wounded in several places, but the immediate cause of death was a wound in the neck, extending nearly from ear to ear, and severing the windpipe. Her left thumb was also cut, as if she had struggled with the murderer. The unfortunate woman lived with a person named Hubbard, a bricklayer, separated from his wife, and had been in the habit of taking persons home with her from the theatres. On the Friday night she was said to have met with a person in the Strand, who had the look of a foreigner, and dressed like a gentleman. At the inquest, the person able to speak to Eliza Grimwood's latest movements was a companion named Catherine Edwin, who was with her in the
Strand when the foreigner came up. He was an Italian, but could speak English fluently, and had been acquainted with the deceased for months. He frequented the neighbourhood of the “Spread Eagle,” Regent-circus, and wore a ring given him by deceased, bearing the words “Semper fidelis." He also carried a claspknife, with which the wounds might have been inflicted. With this person she entered a cab, and drove home about midnight. He was not afterwards seen, and how or when he left the house was never ascertained. Hubbard slept in an apartment alone, and discovered the body (he said) when going out to work in the morning. He awoke a commercial traveller who slept in the house with another woman, and then alarmed the police. The deceased was about twenty-five years of age, of sober habits, and had saved a little money. At the inquest a verdict of wilful murder was returned against some person cr persons unknown. On the rith June Hubbard was committed to Horsemonger-lane prison, in consequence of an anonymous letter purporting to come from the person who accompanied Eliza Grimwood home, but no evidence being forthcoming before the magistrate he was discharged, and afterwards went to America. On the 13th June the effects of the murdered woman were sold on the premises, and realized high prices.
28.-Riotous proceedings commenced at Boughton, Kent, under the leadership of John Thom, alias Sir William Courtenay, a character who had formerly made himself conspicuous in the neighbourhood of Canterbury. He had been for some time confined in a lunatic asylum, but since his release had been living among the peasantry of Boughton, boasting of his birth, and the great possessions unjustly withheld from him. He also blasphemously styled himself the Saviour of the world. In the character of a political reformer, and under pretence of relieving them from the terrors of the New Poor Law, he gathered a band of nearly 100 ignorant and discontented people, and drew them up near Bossenden farm on the evening of the 30th. On the following morning he deliberately shot a constable named Mears. The county now became alarmed, and a party of military was sent from Canterbury to break up the gang. On seeing the soldiers advance, Courtenay again deliberately drew his pistol, and shot Lieut. Bennett, of the 45th regiment, who was riding in advance of his party, and fell dead upon the spot. The soldiers then immediately fired, when Courtenay and eight others fell dead, two were mortally wounded, and a number crippled for life. Before the engagement Courtenay administered the Sacrament in a wood, and addressed his followers as their Saviour. At the close of his harangue several of the deluded victims knelt down at his feet and worshipped him. So earnest were they in their belief, that for some time after his death they actually expected him to rise from the dead as he had
promised, and at the burial of the body the niary engagements with, or made any pecuofficiating clergyman, being apprehensive of a niary promises to, the electors of Maidstone ; disturbance on this ground, omitted that por and therefore I cannot have broken any, or tion of the service relating to the resurrection left any unfulfilled. The whole expenses of of the dead.
the contest in question were defrayed by my 28.--The Earl of Durham, family, and suite
lamented colleague ; and I discharged to him arrive at Quebec. Next day, having taken the my moiety of those expenses, as is well known necessary oaths, the Earl issues a proclamation to those who are entitled to any knowledge on announcing that he had assumed the adminis the subject. Sir, I am informed that it is quite tration of the Government of Canada ; that he useless, and even unreasonable, in me to expect would protect and encourage all loyal subjects
from Mr. Austin any satisfaction for these imwithout regard to party, race, or politics ; that pertinent calumnies, because Mr. Austin is a he would unsparingly use the power he held,
member of an honourable profession, the first civil and military, to punish the violators of principle of whose practice appears to be that the law; and that he invited the co-operation they may say anything provided they be paid of the people of British America in the work for it. The privilege of circulating falsehoods of constructing a system of government that with impunity is delicately described as doing should protect the rights and interests of all
your duty towards your client; which appears classes.
to be a very different process to doing your
duty towards your neighbour. This may be 31.—The General Assembly of the Church
the usage of Mr. Austin's profession, and it of Scotland, in the course of a discussion
may be the custom of society to submit to its touching the settlement of Mr. Young in
practice ; but, for my part, it appears to be Auchterarder, resolved, by a majority of 183
nothing better than a disgusting and intolerable to 142, that it would regard any application
tyranny; and I for one shall not bow to it in to a civil court by its members as a breach of
silence. I therefore repeat, that the statement ecclesiastical discipline.
of Mr. Austin was false ; and inasmuch as he June 3.-Rupture between Great Britain
never attempted to substantiate it, I conclude
that it was on his side but the blustering artifice and Persia. For the purpose, apparently, of of a rhetorical hireling, availing himself of the lessening British influence at Herat, the
vile licence of a loose-tongued lawyer, not only Ambassador at the Shah's camp was treated
to make a statement which was false, but to with studied disrespect, and some members
make it with a consciousness of its falsehood.” of the mission directly insulted. To-day Mr.
(See Nov. 22.) M'Neill addressed a letter to the Foreign Minister at the Persian camp, announcing his
11.–At a banquet given in Manchester to intention to depart for the frontier on the
Mr. Fielding, M. P. for Oldham, the Rev. J. following day. “I feel myself called upon,”
R. Stephens thus sought to excite his hearers he concluded, “to inform you that, until the
against the New Poor Law :-“I do think the reparation and satisfaction I have demanded
country needs the stalwart arm, the mighty for the indignities already offered shall have
tongue, and the powerful energetic movements been fully given, the Queen of England cannot
of brave people with arms in their hands, to say, receive at her Court any Minister who may be
"We will shed the last drop of our blood on the sent thither' by the Shah of Persia.”
field rather than submit to that law of devils.'
Unless the people of England arm, and use their 5.-Mr. B. Disraeli writes to the Editor of
arms, if needs be, there will be no doubt of the the Morning Post :-“In opening the case of
fact, that the New Poor Law Bastiles are inthe petitioners against the return of Mr. Fector
tended to be a chain of barracks round the for Maidstone on Friday last, Mr. Austin stated,
country, each capable of holding from five that 'Mr. Disraeli, at the general election, had hundred to a thousand men, and each intended entered into engagements with the electors of
to be garrisoned in part by the regular military, Maidstone, and made pecuniary promises to
and in part by the Russellite Rural Police.” . them, which he had left unfulfilled. I should have instantly noticed this assertion of the
14.-Riot in the streets of Lisbon while the learned gentleman had not a friend, to whose
King with his Court and ecclesiastics were opinion I was bound to defer, assured me that
engaged in celebrating the festival of Corpus Mr. Austin, by the custom of his profession,
Christi. Sa da Bandeira was wounded in his
carriage. Next day several battalions of the was authorized to make any statement from his brief which he was prepared to sub
National Guard were disbanded. stantiate, or attempt to substantiate. The
16.-Duel at Wormwood Scrubbs between inquiry into the last Maidstone election has Lord Castlereagh and M. de Melcy, husband now terminated ; and I take the earliest op of Madame Grisi, arising out of a declaration of portunity of declaring, and in a manner the attachment made to the latter by his lordship. most unqualified and unequivocal, that the He was slightly wounded by the first shot, statement of the learned gentleman is utterly after which the parties left the ground mutually fulse. There is not the slightest shadow of satisfied, fuundation for it. I myself never, either 19.-In the course of a debate raised by the directly or indirectly, entered into any pecu- | Marquis of Londonderry regarding the treat.
ment of the British Legion in Spain, an alter chanted “Vivat Victoria Regina.” On reachcation causing considerable excitement in the ing a chair placed midway between the chair House takes place between the Marquis and of homage and the altar, the Queen knelt, Lord Lyndhurst with reference to the phrase and repeated her private prayers. The “Re “catastrophe” or “dire catastrophe" used by | cognition" then took place by the Archbishop the latter. The noble Marquis vehemently pro of Canterbury : “Sirs, I here present unto tested against the frequent interruption to which | you Queen Victoria, the undoubted Queen he was subjected.
of this realm ; wherefore all you who are 19.-A British expedition enters the Persian
come this day to do your homage, are you Gulf, and takes undisputed possession of Kar
willing to do the same?” The universal acrack. The expedition was despatched by Lord
clamation then burst forth, “God save Queen Auckland to hold itself in readiness for any Victoria !” The prescribed prayers, Litany, service upon which Mr. M'Neill might deem it
and Communion Service were then said by expedient to employ it upon “with a view to
the Archbishop ; and a sermon, on 2 Chron. the maintenance of our interests in Persia.” xxxiv. 31, preached by the Bishop of London.
Then followed the administration of the Oath, 21.-Fire in the Christian quarter of Cairo, the Veni Creator, the Anointing, and the destroying two streets.
Coronation. The Dean of Westminster took 23.-Twelve coronation peerages gazetted. the crown from the altar, and passed it to the 24.–The Persians make a desperate attack
Archbishop, who reverently placed it on the on Herat, but are driven back by the Affghan
Queen's head. From every part of the crowded
edifice there then arose the enthusiastic cry, garrison, aided greatly by the courageous
“God save the Queen !” The peers and peerexample of young Eldred Pottinger, who had been within the city for weeks as the adviser of
esses put on their coronets, the bishops their
caps, and the kings of arms their crowns; Yar Mahomed.
trumpets sounded, drums were beat, and the 25.-Great storm in Lancashire, accom Tower and Park guns fired by signal. The panied by destruction of life and property. presentation of the Bible, Benediction, and 26.-Sir E. Knatchbull obtains the appoint
Homage were the next features in the cerement of a select committee to inquire into all
mony, after which the Queen received the two the circumstances connected with the discharge
sceptres, and an anthem, “This is the day," of Thom, alias Courtenay, from Kent Lunatic
was sung. The Sacrament was then adminis.
tered, at the conclusion of which her Majesty Asylum.
was invested in her royal robes by the Lord - Lord Auckland involves Great Britain
Chamberlain, and proceeded to the west door in the politics of Affghanistan, a treaty of
of the Abbey, wearing her crown, and holding alliance and friendship being executed this day the sceptre with the cross in her right hand between Maharajah Runjeet Singh of Lahore and
and the orb in her left. It was about a quarter the exiled ruler of Affghanistan, Shah Soojah
to 4 o'clock when the royal procession passed ool-Moolk, “with the approbation of, and in
through the nave in the same order in which concert with, the British Government." The
it had entered. In their return to the Palace main design of the treaty was the destruction of
the Queen wore her crown, and the royal the power of the Barukzye Sirdars, as repre
and noble personages their coronets. Among sented by Dost Mahomed, and the replacing of
many foreigners of distinction present, Marshal the old King on the throne. It was also pro
Soult (French Envoy Extraordinary) was parvided that Shah-Soojah's rights over Sindh
ticularly noticed and applauded. In the evenand Shikarpoor should be arbitrated and ad
ing the Queen entertained a dinner-party, and justed by the British Government.
witnessed from the Palace the discharge of 28.–Coronation of Queen Victoria. The fireworks in the Green Park. The Duke of morning (Thursday) dawned rather un Wellington also gave a grand ball at Apsley towardly, but cleared up in the forenoon, House. The theatres and nearly all the other and continued favourable throughout the day, places of amusements were, by her Majesty's The procession left Buckingham Palace soon command, opened gratuitously for the evening. after 10 o'clock, and passed up Constitution A fair was also commenced in Hyde Park hill, along Piccadilly, St. James's-street, Pall which continued to the end of the week. The Mall, Charing Cross, and Parliament-street, to immense concourse of people which filled LonWestminster Abbey, which was reached about don during the day conducted themselves with half-pastil. Her Majesty was received with the greatest order, and no accident of any enthusiasm by the multitude of eager spectators moment occurred. who lined the route. At the west door of the
28.-During the Coronation rejoicings at Abbey she was received by the great officers of
Liverpool the first stone of St. George's Hall state, and then proceeded to her robing chamber. At 12 o'clock the grand procession passed up
was laid. the nave into the choir. As the Queen ad - Lord Durham calls together his first vanced slowly towards the centre of the choir | Special Council, consisting for the most part of to the chair of homage, the anthem “I was members of his own suite, and issues an “Ordi. plad " was sung, and the Westminster boys nance to provide for the security of the Provinca Mexico.
of Lower Canada.” This Ordinance decreed July 5.-Review of Artillery and Engineers that five of the most prominent rebels who at Woolwich, for the entertainment of distinhad “acknowledged their participation in high guished foreigners present at the Coronation. treason, and submitted themselves to the pleasure of her Majesty," and sixteen others, 9.-Review of Cavalry and Infantry in among whom were Papineau and Nelson, Hyde Park, attended by the Queen, the Duke who had absconded, were ordered to be
of Wellington, Marshal Soult, Princes Estertransported to Bermuda during pleasure. The hazy and Schwartzenberg, and other foreigners Ordinance further enacted, "That if any of of distinction. the above-mentioned who have been so con - Died at Dupoorie, East Indies, aged 53, demned, or against whom warrants have been the Right Hon. Sir Robert Grant, Governor of so issued, shall at any time hereafter, except
Bombay. by permission of the Governor-General of her Majesty's provinces on the continent of North 18.-John Rickey, a soldier, tried for shoot. America and High Commissioner for the ad. ing Sergeant Hamilton of the 12th Lancers, justment of certain important questions de
at Hampton Court. He was found guilty, and pending in the provinces of Upper and Lower
sentenced to death, but afterwards received a Canada, or, if there shall be no such Governor pardon. General and High Commissioner, by the per - Hostilities break out between France and mission of the Governor-in-chief, or Governor, or other person administering the government of this province as hereinafter provided, be
13.--Banquet at Guildhall to Ambassadors found at large, or come within the said pro
Extraordinary, and other foreign visitors. The
Duke of Wellington and Marshal Soult were vince, they or he shall in such case be deemed and taken to be guilty of high treason, and
toasted together. shall on conviction of being so found at large 17.-The Court of Chancery decided the or coming within the said province, without
Leeman baronetcy case, and the immense such permission as aforesaid, suffer death ac
accompanying fortune, in favour of a poor cordingly."
Nottingham mechanic of that name.' 29.-Died at Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire,
18.-The Rev. Mr. Gathercole convicted at Alexander Jolly, Bishop of Moray, in the eighty-third year of his age and forty-second
York Assizes of publishing in The Watchman of his episcopate. During his long life he
a libel imputing improper practices to nuns at presented a rare union of simple piety with
Darlington and Stockton. profound learning.
19.-Discussion in the House of Commons 30.—Musical Festival commenced in West on the Million Loan (Ireland) Bill and the minster Abbey, where the Coronation deco
I payment of Irish tithe arrears. In opposition rations were still kept up. The rehearsal was
io an amendment proposed by Mr. Hume, on this day and the performance on July 2.
Lord John Russell, by a large majority, car. Mrs. Fitzherbert's marriage to the
ried his motion : "That Exchequer Bills, to Prince Regent. Lord Stourton writes to-day
an amount not exceeding the residue of the to the editor of the Edinburgh Review :
sum of one million, remaining unappropriated “The ceremony was performed, not out of
under an Act of the 3d and 4th of King the kingdom, as you have stated, but in the
William the Fourth, chapter 100, and under drawing-room of her house in town, in the pre
an Act of the 6th and 7th year of his said sence of an officiating Protestant clergyman,
Majesty, chapter 108, be issued and applied, and two of her own nearest relatives. All the
together with the instalments paid, or which parties being now deceased, to ordinary readers
may be paid, under the first-mentioned Act, this discrepancy will appear of little moment ;
to the relief of the owners of compositions for
tithes in Ireland, for the years 1836 and 1837 : as the ceremony, wherever it was performed, could confer no legal rights; and no issue fol
and that the Commissioners of her Majesty's lowed this union. But when I inform you
Treasury be authorized to remit such instal that, in the one case—that stated in your
ments in such cases." article—it would have been an invalid mar
20.—Marshal Soult, his son the Marquis riage as affecting the conscience of Mrs. Fitz
of Dalmatia, and a party of French gentlemen, herbert in the sight of her own Church ; and
leave London for a tour in the manufacturing that, in the other case, it formed a conscien
districts. tious connexion in the opinion of such portions of Christendom as hold communion with the
– Died, at East Lodge, Enfield, aged 80, see of Rome, I am confident you will permit · Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm, G.C.B. He this statement, under my name and responsi commanded the Donizal from 1805 to 1811, bility, to appear in your journal. I shall, and was engaged at Trafalgar, where he took moreover, add, that the conscientious validity a Spanish three-decker. Among his last imof the contract depended upon the fact that the portant appointments was that of Coinmanderdiscipline of the Council of Trent as to marriage in-chief on the St. Helena station during the has never been received in this country.”
residence of Napoleon.