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benefit of it. In the neighbouring village of Cassington the same plan has been adopted with the same success. Any member who is found guilty of theft, profanation of the Lord's day, common swearing, or indecent language, is deprived of the benefit of the club, and ignominiously expelled. Being open to all children of the parish, they are Savings' Banks on a small scale, close to their homes. The pennies in this manner saved weekly from their earnings would otherwise, probably, bave been spent, without a new jacket and trousers, or a gown, at the end of the year, to shew for their money.-Orford Herald.

OXFORD. It is in contemplation to erect a monument, in the cathedral of Christ Church, to the memory of the late lamented Regius Professor of Divinity, Doctor Burton. The expenses are to be defrayed by a subscription of 1., to be collected from his friends and admirers.Oxford Paper.

RUTLAND.

At the spring audit of the governors of Oakham and Uppingham Schools, held April 26th, the Messrs, Wooley of Emmanuel, Peake of Sydney, Green of Jesus, Frost of St. John's, and Higgs of Corpus Christi colleges, Cambridge, late pupils at Oakham School; and the Messrs. Hill of St. John's, Day of Clare Hall, and Lawton of Jesus colleges, Cambridge, late pupils of Uppingham School, were elected to exhibitions of 401. a year each, and to which students at either of the English Universities are eligible, who have been educated at these schools. -Oxford Paper.

SOMERSETSHIRE.

The congregation of the Rev H. P. Gale, of St. James' church, Taunton, and who is about to leave that place, intend to present him with a handsome testimony of their respect, and of their sense of his truly valuable services as a minister of the gospel, and of their acknowledgment of his christian zeal in the discharge of his public and parochial duties during the twelve years in which he resided in that parish. Salisbury Herald.

The first stone of the new church at Redlynch, in the parish of Downton, was laid on Monday, April 27th.

On the recent occasion of the contribution of Easter offerings, the inhabitants of Wincanton came forward simultaneously, and tendered to their respected clergyman, the Rev. W. Carpendale, the sum of sixty guineas, in the place of offerings, which have heretofore been merely nominal.Bath Gazette.

SUFFOLK.

An elegant silver cream jug was lately presented to the Rev. Richard Pearson, M.A., on his retiring from the curacy of Oulton, by the poor of the parish, who raised it among themselves by a penny subscription.-County Chronicle.

SURREY.

On Thursday, the 12th of May, some children at play at Headley, near Liphook, contrived to make a bonfire near a large straw rick, which soon caught fire, and the flames communicated to the church, which was close by; it being Ascension day, a congregation was assembled, for whom there was no escape, but through the tower, which was in flames. The clergyman was, we hear, slightly burnt, but we are happy to add that no other person received any injury. The spire was destroyed and the bells partly melted, but the body of the church was saved, with great exertions.-Surrey Standard.

WILTSHIRE.

The first stone of the new church to be built in the parish of Downton was laid on Monday, May 25th, by the warden of Winchester College, in the presence of a large number of subscribers and other friends to the undertaking. It is computed that between one and two thousand persons, including the children of the several schools, were present. The church, which has thus been commenced, is to be called St. Mary's Church, in compliment to the two St. Mary Winton Colleges, and is intended principally for the accommodation of the poor of that part of the extensive parish of Downton which is contiguous to the New Forest.

WORCESTERSHIRE.

We hear with sincere pleasure that it is in contemplation to erect a chapel on that part of the Titterstone Clee Hill which is thickly inhabited by persons employed in the coal and lime works, who, being distant from any parish church, can have no opportunity of attending the divine service, and therefore spend the Sabbath in idleness and debauchery. We understand that the Hon. Robert Clive has kindly given the land for its site, and several highly respectable clergymen of the neighbourhood have formed a committee for the promoting of subscriptions.-Worcester Guardian.

HARTLEBURY NEW CHURCH. - The foundation stone of this intended edifice was laid on Tuesday, April 26, by Mrs. Baker, the wife of the much-respected rector of Hartlebury, and daughter of the Bishop of this diocese. The silver trowel

used on the occasion was manufactured by Mr. Powell, of the Cross, in this city, and was greatly admired for the excellence of its workmanship. The following was the inscription on the brass plate:-"The first stone of this church was laid on Tuesday, the 26th day of April, 1836, by Elizabeth Lloyd, wife of the Rev. Thomas Baker, rector of Hartlebury, and daughter of the Right Rev. Robert James, Lord Bishop of Worcester, when it was rebuilt and enlarged.-Rev. Thomas Baker, rector; William Prattenton, John Lamb, churchwardens; Thomas Rickman, architect."-Worcester Journal.

On Tuesday, April 26, the foundation stone of the new St. Laurence Church, at Evesham, was laid, with the usual ceremonies, by the Lady of the Rev. J. Marshall, the vicar.-Oxford paper.

YORKSHIRE.

On Monday, the 16th, the first stone of the intended chapel at Brearton, in the parish of Knaresborough, was laid by Thomas Duncombe, Esq., of Copgrove, the lord of the manor.-York Gazette.

The subscription for the purchasing of a painted window for the east end of the newly erected and handsome parish church of Huddersfield proceeds most prosperously. The sum required is 470l., of which about 3601. is already subscribed. Ibid.

WALES.

The Lord Bishop of Llandaff has purchased the Hardwick Estate, near Chepstow, as the future residence of his lordship within his diocese.-St. James's Chronicle.

IRELAND.

STATE OF THE COUNTRY.

COUNTY CARLOW-LORD MORPETH'S CIRCULAR MOB LAW ASSAULT AND RESCUE.-On Saturday last, the day appointed to hold an auction at Rathvilly, on several head of cattle distrained for tithes, due to the Rev. Mr. Whitty, the peasantry assembled so early as five o'clock in the morning, from all parts of the neighbouring counties. Telegraphs were erected very systematically on the various hills between Rathvilly, Hacketstown, and Castledermot, to give notice of the approach of the police, while horns were sounding in every direction within six miles of the scene of action. Captain Vignoles, R.M., of this town, accompanied by Messrs. Fitzgibbon and Trant, C. C., and a strong force of both the police and military, proceeded to Rathvilly, and halted the men about a mile from the village. Mounted videttes were stationed at dif

ferent points between the village and the military, to bring up this force, if found necessary, for, according to instructions conveyed in Lord Morpeth's circular, the military and police are prohibited from attending such meetings until a "breach of the peace" be actually committed. These arrangements (no doubt prudent under other circumstances) having been entered into, Captain Vignoles, accompanied by Messrs. Fitzgibbon and Trant, proceeded to the village, which was densely crowded by a multitude, who appeared to act in bodies under their respective leaders. The cattle were set up to auction amid the most savage yells, and bid for by one of Mr. Whitty's men; this operated as a signal to commence an indiscriminate attack upon the devoted minister and his party, which was accordingly made by a shower of stones and other missiles, when Giltrap, sen., who bid for the cattle fell, having received a blow of a stone which fractured his skull, in the presence of the magistrate. Mr. Whitty's life was in imminent danger, but he providentially escaped unhurt. A signal was then made for the police and the military, who ran to the spot in about ten minutes, but by the preconcerted arrangements of the mob the cattle were carried off in triumph, and the crowd dispersed before their arrival. This daring outrage on law was committed in the presence of the magistrate, without being able to protect the sale by the force which he had under his command-we

suppose in conformity with the government instructions, that no force could "be employed until a breach of the peace had been committed." Here was not only a breach of the peace, but in all probability a murder committed, for few hopes are entertained of the recovery of the man whose skull was fractured; and yet, until such daring outrages take place, the military cannot attend to protect those who are executing a legal decree. Indeed, so well aware were the rebellious conspirators of the inefficiency of a civil or military force under the circumstances, they publicly boasted that at the different chapels their priests informed them from the altar "not to fear," for the troops dare not appear at the auction. In this manner the auction terminated, by giving the mob a signal triumph over the laws of the land.-Carlow Sentinel.

WRITS OF REBELLION.-On Tuesday last one of those "rebels and contemners of the law," as the writs of the Barons of the Exchequer term tithe conspirators, named Joseph Nolan, was arrested under a writ of rebellion, and lodged in gaol for, as

we learn, the sum of 1087., tithes due to the Rev. Frederick E. Trench, of Kellestown, in this county. The commissioner of rebellion was attended by Captain Vignolles, R.M., and a large body of the constabulary. Nolan struck the commissioner on arresting him, but was instantly captured by Captain Vignolles and the police, and safely escorted into Carlow. We trust this will be an useful warning to the tithe delinqents not to heap costs on themselves by opposition to the decrees of the Court of Exchequer. At all events, a few such captures will bring the agitators to their senses, and teach their priests that the laws shall not be set at defiance with impunity. On Thursday last, two men mounted on excellent horses, proceeded to the parish of Kilabin, Queen's county, when they succeeded in serving with law subpoenas several of the most notorious of the antitithe conspirators. Horses were immediately saddled at the houses of Kenny, of Ballinagar, M. Longblin, of Clonebeacon, and John Cahill, and men sent in pursuit. The whole parish was in a short time in motion, but the process-servers had effected their business before a mob could be collected, and, being well mounted, secured their retreat in safety.-Ibid.

ANOTHER PATRIOTIC CONFLAGRATION. -The dwelling-house of John Conway, of Upper Farnans, barony of Slievemarigue, was maliciously set fire to on Friday night, the 6th of May. Conway and his family were awoke by the noise of some geese that were burned by the flames. Conway is the person who, at the last election, was brought by priest Doran to vote for Messrs. Lalor and Cassidy, but declined, when he came to Marybro', to comply with the wishes of the priest, and would not vote at all. Considerable hostility has been ever since evinced towards him, and an effort was made by some of the " patriots" and advocates for "freedom of election," to have him ejected from a place which he held from one of that party, which would have succeeded had he not paid up.—Leinst. Exp.

From the annual report of the CORK DIOCESAN ASSOCIATION in aid of Scriptural Schools, for the year ending September 1, 1835, (just published ):—

This association was formed in consequence of parliamentary aid being withdrawn from all schools in which the Bible was read. It has existed one year, and has relieved, with salaries, sixty-two schools, in which are 2,931 children. (Now 3,500.) These and other scriptural schools have been supplied with school requisites. No money has been expended

on agents or inspectors, as the work of inspection has been gratuitously performed by the clergy. Within the last year twelve new schools have been established, and eight revived. The committee intend to adopt the plan (which has been so useful in other districts) of half-yearly inspection, and examination of the masters and children. Besides the schools relieved in the last year, the committee have reason to know that several other scriptural schools, from want of funds, are about to apply to this association for support. Increasing demand will therefore be made on the funds of this association. But the committee, trusting in that kind Providence who has already raised up so many benevolent contributors in England and Ireland to the cause of scriptural education, feel assured the same kind Providence will still put it into the hearts of his people to meet these increasing demands with liberal contributions.

It must be interesting to the friends of the cause to know that similar scriptural school associations have been formed (under the established clergy) in Ardagh, Elphin, Tuam, Cloyne, Monaghan, Enniskillen, Strabane; and that similar associations are about being formed in other dioceses and districts.

The following are the questions proposed by the clergymen who inspect the schools:-1. What is is the name of the teacher ?-2. What is the number on the roll, of males ?...and of females ?-3. Average number last quarter in attendance ?...males...females ?-4. How many in the school on the day of inspection ?... males...females?-5. How many are learning the alphabet ?-6. How many are learning to spell ?-7. How many can read fluently?-8. How many are reading the holy scriptures?-9. Are the holy scriptures read daily in the school ?-10. Are the holy scriptures committed to memory? -11. Specify the portions of scripture which each class has learned to repeat off book, since the last inspection?—12. Do the children understand the meaning of what they have been taught?-13. How many can write?-14. How many are learning arithmetic ?-15. How many are in or beyond the rule of three?-16. Are any taught book-keeping ?-17. Are the protestant children taught the church catechism?-18. Do the children attend a Sunday school?-19. Do the protestant children and teacher regularly attend public worship ?-20. Is the roll of the attendance of the children at school regularly kept?-21. Are the patrons of the school pleased with the conduct of the teacher ?-

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Amongst the larger subscriptions received from 1st September, 1834, to 1st September, 1835, are-Earl of Bandon, 501.; Viscountess Bernard, 107.; Hon. and Right Rev. Dean Bernard, 5l. ; A. B. Bernard, Esq., 57. ; B. M., England, 157.; Hon. Miss Calthorpe, 5l.; Lord Carbery, 51.; Mrs. Mayfield Cane, 5.; Lady Chatterton, 14.; Dr. Corbett, 17.; Lady Colthurst, 57.; Mr. Edward Cowen, 17.'; Rev. Robert Daly, 57.; Josiah Dunn, Esq., Dublin, 5.; Edward Dogherty, Esq., 5l. ; Cuthbert Kearney, Esq., 10.; Earl of Listowell, 107.; Lord Lisle, 15l.; Mrs.

Major Miller, 17.; Viscount Midleton, 251.; Rev. H. Newman, 5l.; Mr. and Mrs. Whitmore, by Lady Bernard, 201.

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Among the donations are-The Earl of Bandon, 251.; Viscount Bernard, 107. Viscountess Bernard, 10.; B. M. (Eng land), 211.; D. Sealy Baldwin, 107.; Eyre Robert Hedges, Esq., Macroom Castle, 10.; Mrs. J. Bridges, 5.; Mrs. Williams, 17.; Col. Hodder, 107.; Cuthbert Kearney, Esq., 10.; Lord Lisle, 157.; Countess Dowager of Ross, 10.; Mr. Salmon, Cork, 10l.

Donations received by Messrs. Hatchard and Son, Piccadilly.

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