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issuing their letter to the Bank at an of worsbip than that contained in the Book
earlier period than that on which it was of Common Prayer liable to six months'
written. He wished to devolve on no imprisonment for the first offence, to 12
party whatever the responsibility for the months' imprisonment for the second, and
course he had pursued in 1819, and in the to imprisonment for life for the third ; and
subsequent years down to 1844, for he also some clauses of minor comparative
would at once declare that he did not regret importance in the 25th of Charles II., c.
that course. Still he must say that it was 2, in the 30th of the same King, and in
not quite decorous to hold an individual some statutes of the present reign. He
responsible for that which was sanctioned also proposed to repeal the act of the 31st
by both houses of the legislature. The George III., by which Roman ecclesiastics
bill of 1819 was proposed by him, it was were liable to have their property confis-
true, but it was recommended by two com- cated, and to be subject to perpetual im-
mittees of the House of Commons, and prisonment and transportation for life for
not a single division took place against it, using in their chapels steeples and bells,
and in the House of Lords it met with and for performing funeral service in their
unanimous support. He admitted that the churchyards; and likewise so much of the
Bill of 1844 had failed to prevent panics, law as provided for the gradual suppression
but it bad succeeded in securing converti. of the Jesuits and of other monastic bodies
bility, and in checking over-speculation, resident within the United Kingdom.-Sir
which would otherwise have followed the R. H. Inglis viewed the measure as part
abuse of paper money. The real present of a system of aggression upon the esta -
evil was dearth of capital, and an increased blished religion of this country, and upon
circulating nedium would not have the the supremacy of the Throne in spiritual
effect of adding to that capital, or of in matters. He moved that the Bill be read
any way mitigating the evil.–After this a second time that day six months.-Sir
Mr. Wilson withdrew his amendment, and George Grey did not attach much import-
the motion was agreed to.

ance to this Bill, but should vote in favour
Dec. 2. The RAILWAYS Bill went of the second reading, without pledging
through Committee. It enables the Com- himself to its future support.--The amend-
missioners of Railways to extend the time ment was negatived by 168 to 135, and
assigned for completing works for a pe- the Bill was read a second time.
riod not exceeding two years.

Dec. 9.

Sir George Grey moved the
Dec. 7. Mr. Feargus O'Connor pro- second reading of the CRIME AND OUT.
posed the question of a REPEAL OF THE RAGE (IRELAND) Bill.-Mr. John O'Con.
Union, by moving for a “Select Committee nell moved an amendment; but the second
to inquire and report on the means by reading was carried by a majority of 296
which the dissolution of the Parliament of to 19.
Ireland was effected ; on the effects of that Dec. 10. In Committee on the same
measure on Ireland, and upon the labour. bill, Mr. John O'Connell moved as an
ers in husbandry and operatives in manu. amendment that the Lord Lieutenant
factures in England; and on the probable should only have power to proclaim those
consequences of continuing the legislative portions of the country that were formally
union between both countries." After a

reported to him as being disturbed. This
long debate, the motion was negatived by was defeated by a majority of 203 to 4;
255 to 23.

and the other clauses were then agreed to. A Bill to facilitate the completion of Dec. 13. Sir George Grey moved the Public Works in Ireland was brought third reading of the CRIME AND OUTRAGE in and read the first time.

(Ireland) Bill, whereupon Mr. John Dec. 8. Mr. Anstey moved the second

O'Connell moved as an amendment that reading of his Bill for the repeal of acts of it be read a third time that day six months. parliament imposing pains and penalties This was negatived by 173 to 14, and the upon ber Majesty's Roman Catholic sub- bill was read the third time and passed. jects on account of their religious opinions. On the Chancellor of the Exchequer He proposed to repeal a clause of the Act moving the nomination of the Committee of Supremacy, which prohibited any party on COMMERCIAL DISTRESS, Mr. Hume from affirming the authority of any foreign proposed an amendment that it should be prince or prelate in this realm ; a clause deferred to the 4th Feb. This was negain the 13th of Eliz. c. 2, which continued tived on division by 146 to 57.-Lord George the prohibition of bringing into the coun. Bentinck moved another amendment, that try and putting in execution any bulls, the Committee should consist of 30 instead writings, or other superstitious things from of 26 members. Negatived by 136 to 45. the see of Rome; a clause in the Uni- -The House affirmed the members of the formity Act of Charles II., c. 4, render. Committee, but adjourned its nomination ing any person present at any other form to Wednesday, Dec. 15, when, after five

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divisions, it was appointed exactly as pro- and the motion was carried by a majority posed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. of 253 to 186. In Committee the reso

Dec. 16. Lord J. Russell moved for a lution was agreed to.- Lord J. Russell Committee of the whole House to con- obtained leave to bring in a Bill founded sider the Civil and Religious Disabilities thereon, which he proposed to read a of the Jews, with a view to their removal. second time on Monday, the 7th of FeAfter two nights' debate,-Lord J. Rus. bruary sell said the resolution which he intended to propose, was as follows:-" That it is On the 17th Dec. the CRIME AND OUTexpedient to remove all civil disabilities at RAGE (TRELAND) Bill, the Public Works present existing against her Majesty's sub- (IRELAND) Bill, and the RAILWAYS Bill jects of the Jewish religion, with the like were severally read a third time and passed; exceptions as are applicable to her Ma. on the 19th both Houses adjourned to the jesty's subjects professing the Roman Ca. 3rd of February. tholic faith.” The House then divided,

SPAIN.

ITALY.

FOREIGN NEWS.

important engagements took place north There appears to be a calm in the long

of Lucerne, where General Gmur attacked disturbed political atmosphere of this

the bridge of Gislikon, and carried it, tocountry. Numerous changes have taken

gether with the fortified positions of Roth place in the government of the provinces,

and Dierikop, forcing his way by the the object of Narvaez evidently being to

evening of the 23rd to the very gates of bring within his own grasp as wide a range

Lucerne. That evening a deputation from of influence as possible ; so that he may

Lucerne arrived at the head-quarters of be the better prepared to crush any op

General Dufour, at Smis, a town on the position from whatever quarter it may

Reus, a few miles from Lucerne, with arise, and by thus consolidating his power

propositions for a capitulation. The Gework out the plans of the Queen Mother.

neral answered that it was too late, and The Carlist bands are nearly put down.

demanded the unconditional submission of the city. This submission was consented

to on the morning of the 24th, and the The inhabitants of Pontremoli having federal troops marched into the town. On determined to oppose by force their in.

the 23rd, another division of the federal corporation with Modena, the Grand Duke troops, under General Keller, marched of Tuscany obtained leave of King Charles

into Schwytz, and occupied Schalebach, Albert to march troops across the Sar

Reichenbourg, and Siebnen, the landdinian territory to the coercion of that

sturm disbanding, and the authorities of town. The Duke of Modena has also

the district capitulating. The same took declared Massa Carrara in a state of siege, place in the town of Zug: It is evident, and ordered his troops to fire on any as

from all these accounts, that the troops of semblage of more than two persons. The

the Sonderbund made no very obstipate people of Pisa have shown their dissatis.

resistance, and that its reduction has been faction by breaking the windows of the

effected by a very trifling loss of either palace of the Archduke Maximilian, uncle

life or property. The last of the outof the Duke of Modena. The question standing cantons of the league, the Valais, of Ferrara is considered as settled. The anticipated the menaced attack upon it, Austrians have consented to withdraw by submission. The civil war is there. from the town into the citadel, merely re

fore now over. The Swiss diet have detaining a post at the gate of the Po, which

creed that the Roman Catholic cantons, they were to hold in conjunction with

whose adherence to the Jesuits had been Pontifical soldiers. There is, however,

the occasion of the war, should pay all its some delay in the performance of this

expenses, amounting to 3,163,000 francs. agreement. SWITZERLAND.

It appears that open and undisguised The confederation under General Du- hostilities have broken out between Santa four advanced against Lucerne on the Anna and General Paredes. Two en22nd Nov. from four points. Fierce re- gagements have taken place with the sistance was offered to the corps of Och. Americans near Puebla, in which the senbein, whose artillery, however, soon Mexicans are said to have lost one hun. repulsed the Lucernese. But the most dred men, and the Americans only fifteen. GENT. Mag. Vol. XXIX.

L

MEXICO.

INDIA.

soners.

A civil war has broken out amongst the mountains, thought they were retreating, guerillas, and a severe battle has been and hastened to attack them. A severe fought between the clans of Jaranta and conflict ensued ; the short musketoons of Canatozo, in which thirty lives were lost. the cavalry did great execution, and num

bers of the enemy fell. Lieutenant Mere

wether and his soldiers frequently offered India is at peace, except at two points, quarter, but the desperate Boogties would viz. the Boogtie frontiers and the Goom- not accept it, and it was not until nearly soor country. The Boogties are a lawless, three-fourths of the 700 were slain that plundering tribe, residing in the moun- the remainder gave in and became pritainous districts to the west of Shikar

This dashing affair took place on pore, in North Scinde.

According to the 1st of October, the day of the departure their usual habits, they, at the end of Sep- of Sir Charles Napier from Scinde. tember, came down to the plains with the The ex-rajah of Sattara, the discussion object of plundering the peaceful inhabi- of whose affairs has made so much noise tants, who reside there under the pro- at bome, has died at Benares in the 60th tection of the British. This horde of year of his age. He has left no children, plunderers, amounting to about 700 men, and was not allowed to adopt a heir ; so have this year assailed some of the fortified that there will be an end of all agitation towns, but were repulsed with loss. Be- concerning him. The present rajah is tween the Boogties and Jakranees a deadly also childless, so that a few years hence feud subsists; the latter have become the rajah will lapse to the British governsteady adherents of the British. They ment as lords paramount. acted as spies on their enemies. The Scinde horse, which is commanded by Major Jacob, was put in requisition, and The rebels of Khorassan have been de. a detachment of 183 troopers, under the feated at Teheran by the troops of the orders of Lieut. Merewether, proceeded Shah. Upwards of 5000 persons have to expel the invaders. The Boogties, who fallen victims to the cholera at Tabreez, were encamped in a thick jungle, on seeing and at Cormiah 4000 out of a population the Scinde horse moving towards the f 35,000 inhabitants.

PERSIA.

DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES.

LONDON AND ITS VICINITY,

ending Dec. 11, 593. Notwithstanding A great mortality has attended the the slight decrease in the mortality in the recent prevalence of the influenza. The week ending Dec. 11, compared with the autumnal weekly average of deaths in the week ending Dec. 4, there has been a conmetropolitan districts, containing at the siderable increase under the head of Inlast census a population of 1,948,211, is Auenza in the former; the relative num. 1,046. In the week ending Saturday bers being as follows: week ending Dec. 4, Nov. 27, the total deaths were 1,677, being 198 ; week ending Dec. 11, 374. This 631, or 90 a day, above the average. In circumstance it is difficult to explain, the week ending Saturday Dec. 4, the

except on a supposition that, at first, metotal number of deaths was 2,454, being dical men perceived in a multitude of 1,408, or 200 a day, above the average. In the week ending Dec. 11, the number complaint, or the inflammatory symptoms

cases only the aggravation of a chronic of deaths was 2,416, showing the slight of a common cold, till wide-spread disdecrease of 38 as compared with the pre- order compelled them to recognise the ceding week; but giving an increase above

presence of a new agent (or rather the the average of the season of 1,370, or 130

return of a very old one, as it seems to per cent. The principal increase of mor- have been known to our ancestors some tality has been in the following disorders : centuries ago), and to assign the approZymotic diseases, of which the weekly priate name to it. The week ending Dec. average is 211, but which in the week

18 shows a decided improvement in the ending Dec. 11, amounted to 783 ; diseases public health ; the deaths in the metroof respiratory, organs, weekly average, polis, which during the previous fortnight 333; week ending Dec. 11, 913; Typhus, had been upwards of 2,400 weekly, having &c. weekly average 38, week ending Dec. declined to 1,947. This is still a formi11, 140; Influenza, weekly average, 3; dable reckoning, for in this week 186 week ending Dec. 11, 374; Pneumonia persons have fallen for 100 who would and Bronchitis, weekly average 148 ; week have died in a time of comparative free

LINCOLNSHIRE.

ones.

dom from disease. The principal diminu- at the east end of the aisle. The exterior tion has taken place in deaths caused by is of blue lias stone, with freestone dress. influenza, pneumonia, and bronchitis; ings, and the interior is fitted up with low being in the week ending Dec. 11, 967 ; open deal benches, stained and varnished, in that ending Dec. 18, 693. The week with oak stalls and railing in the chancel; ending Dec. 25 shows a yet further de- the timbers of the roof are also stained crease, the deaths having fallen to 1,247; and exposed to view. The pulpit and exactly 100 a day less than in the pre- reading desk are of freestone. Sittings are ceding week.—This circumstance is cheer- provided for 700 persons, 500 of which ing, and induces the hope that diseases are free. The designs were furnished by caused by the late unseasonable weather the late firm of Hicks and Gabriel, archihave reached their extreme point, and are tects, of Bristol. The builder was Mr. rapidly declining. A week or two more Robertson, of Stoke's-Croft. of dry, clear, frosty weather will doubt. less restore the country to its usual healthy state, and bring down the mortality of Miss Sandars, of Owston, has presented the metropolis to its average, of about a her parish church with three additional thousand per week.

bells, to make a peal of six, with three old

Her wish was to have given an A Year of Ruin.—The year 1847 will entire new peal ; but Messrs. Mears', be memorable as one of the most disas- bell-founders, agent thought that three trous in our mercantile annals. A decline better bells than those already in the in consols from 100 to 79 represents de. tower could not be made, two of which preciation in the public securities of had been furnished by them in 1824. 168,000,0001. The fall in railway shares, This is the second munificent present estimated at 50 per cent. shows a diminu- which this lady has made to her parish tion of 60,000,0001, in the value of this church. In the year 1836 she gave the property. The failure of commercial east window, executed by Mr. Thomas establishments is probably understated at Ward, of London, in painted glass, con20,000,0001. The loss on East and West taining three full-size figures, the ReIndia produce, machinery, and manufac- deemer, St. Peter, and St. Paul. In the tured articles is computed at 100,000,0001. year 1835, Mrs. Stonehouse, of Owston, It is difficult to estimate the actual depre. presented this church with an excellent ciation of colonial property in plantations organ, built by Ward, of York, which and buildings; some have raised it as high contains fifteen stops, seven in the great as 400,000,0001. and if this prove correct, organ, and seven in the swell. In the the loss of imperial treasure during the year 1841 these ladies subscribed towards year does not fall short of the national the erection of the new district church at debt.-Jerrold's Newspaper.

West Butterwick ; in 1842, towards the

erection of the National Church School in DORSETSHIRE.

Owston ; and in 1844 they were two of Nov. 16. The Bishop of Salisbury con

the three subscribers of one hundred secrated the church of Sutton Waidron, pounds each to the enlargement and which has been rebuilt by the Rector, the

restoration of Owston Church. Rev. A. Huxtable, on a new site given for

Sept. 14. The beautiful new church the purpose by H. C. Sturt, esq. of Long lately erected by public subscription, near Critchell, the lord of the manor and patron

Iodine Spa, at Woodhall, was consecrated to the living. It is a handsome edifice, by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln. in the Decorated style prevalent in the

SOMERSETSHIRE, fourteenth century.

Oct. 19. The consecration of a new GLOUCESTERSHIRE.

church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, Dec. 21. The Bishop of the diocese took place at Clandown. The clergy of consecrated the new church of St. Simon, the neighbouring parishes, with others Baptist Mills, Bristol, the foundation from Bath, amounting in all to between stone of which was laid on the 18th of thirty and forty, assembled to meet the June, 1846, by the then mayor of Bristol, Bishop on this occasion. His lordship J. H. Haberfield, esq. The position of afterwards proceeded to Camerton, where this church is at the rear of Messrs. Maule his lordship consecrated a piece of ground and Son's extensive nursery gardens. It

which has been added to the parish cemeis built in the early Decorated style of the tery. The church at Clandown (which latter period of the 13th century, consist.

holds nearly 400 persons) and parsonage ing of a nave 80 feet long, and a north are well designed, and reflect great credit aisle and porch, with chancel 30 feet deep,

on the architect, G. P. Manners, esq. and a tower and broach spire 121 feet high, Oct. 15. The Bishop of Bath and Wells

WILTSHIRE.

consecrated the new church of Emmanuel the very general regret expressed that such at Weston super Mare: where a very a relic of the olden time should have felt eloquent sermon was preached by Pro- necessity's sharp pinch ;" for although fessor Scholefield. The architect is Mr. the top was "bald with dry antiquity," it Manners of Bath.

was sufficiently a tree to be an object of at

traction, if not positively an ornament. STAFFORDSHIRE,

It was divided into thirteen convenient Oct. 26. A new church, called Christ lots, and realised the sum of 22. 138., all Church, at Lichfield, was consecrated by being purchased to manufacture into pieces the Lord Bishop of Lichfield; all the of furniture. There is a vignette reprepews, except one for Beacon House and senting this tree in Mr. May's Companion another for the clergyman, are free, The Book to Stratford-upon-Avon, recently church will seat 400, and the pews are all published. It is mentioned in a peramopen.

bulation of the boundaries of the borough, Coseley Church has been re-opened, after made in 1591. having undergone considerable improvements, The east end has been entirely reconstructed, under the superintendence Nov. 30. The fine old church of West of Mr. Hamilton, and an east window in. Lavington, which has undergone a tho. serted, consisting of four lights, of the rough restoration, was re-opened for Di. late Decorated period. A peal of eight vine service by the Lord Bishop of Salisbells has been added, the two largest of bury. The church was originally an earlywhich bear the name of Lord Ward, and English structure, built probably in the the two next those of Mr. John Parsons commencement of the 13th century. At Firmstone and Mrs. Margaret Hill, as the beginning of the year it presented the the donors, from the foundry of Messrs. appearance of a dilapidated structure, with W. and J. Taylor, of Oxford. The entire galleries disfiguring the arches, a flat roof, cost of the alteration and improvements sky-lights (the clerestory windows being exceed 1,3001., towards which upwards of blocked up), square pews, and other un1,1001, have been already obtained. sightly appearances. The church has now

been restored as nearly as possible to what

it may be supposed was its original design. Nov. 24. The fine mansion of Netley The south transept having been converted Place, near Guildford, forinerly the seat into a sort of mausoleum for the family of of Mr. Edmund Shallet Lomax, now the the lord of the manor in former days, has property of Mr. J. Fraser, who married

been given up by Lord Churchill for the his daughter, was totally destroyed by fire. use of the congregation. It is now seated The interior of the house bad just under- uniformly with the rest of the church, and gone great improvement, and was deco- by these means an increase of 200 sittings rated at a vast expense. The house was has been gained, notwithstanding the rein the entire care of Mr. Cubitt's men. moval of the galleries. The church has

been entirely re-roofed, and the roof of

the nave bas been restored to its original Nor. 27. The new church at Staple. pitch. It is constructed of oak, after the field-common was consecrated by the Bi.

model of the roof of Ely cathedral. The shop of Chichester, and added as a chapel choral roof is of oak panelling, with interof ease to the vicarage of Cuckfield. About secting ribs, and bosses at the angles ; 600 persons were present. The church is the ribs and bosses being painted and gilt. in the early-English style. It consists of The altar is an arcade of early-English

nave and chancel only: the former has arches with richly carved capitals in oak. seats for about 350 persons, most of which The east window is coloured in a pattern are free. The building cost about 2,0001.

of early-English character, with a medalthe principal portion of which is raised by lion in the centre light representing the subscriptions.

Ascension. The north transept and west-
ern windows are by Powell. There is also

a small early-English window by the same Dec. 6. The Gospel Elm," near Stral. in the east gable of the nave, above the ford.on-Avon, on the road to Henley, was chancel arch, which has a good effect. destroyed. Early on the day the trunk

The seats are low, of oak, uniform and was sawn through, and found, when too

open. The expense of completing the late, to be perfectly sound, and the grain work amounts to 1,6001. This sum has of the tree most beautifully marked, par. been raised, partly by rate (5001.); Lord ticular towards the crown. Scarcely a Churchill and the Bishop of the Diocese blemish or flaw was discernible through- cuntributing largely. The Church Sociout, wbich materially tended to increase eties have also come forward.

SURREY.

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