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the two countries. - Mr. Ruthven, Mr. orders of the House, when that Bill should Croker, &c. followed.--The Chancellor of enable him to do so, but he asked his Mathe Exchequer replied, and leave was given jesty's Ministers to give to the House, aod to bring in the Bill. The Lord Advocate the country, in the first place, that extent of moved for leave to bring in the Reform Bill information, without which it would be for Scotland. With the exception of one or utterly impossible to make even the first step two minor points of detail, the Bill is similar towards a proper Reform with any degree of to that of the last session. The motion, safety.Lord John Russell said, the queshowever, led to a good deal of discussion, tion was, whether the House was in a state not as regards the arrangements of the Bill, to resolve itself into a Committee agreeably but with respect to the number of represen- to the notice of motion that stood in the tatives. It was stated that the English order of the day. Some of the inquiries Bill, assuming that it is requisite to keep up were still in progress, and some of the the present number of 658, left a number to papers were still in Lieutenant Drummond's be disposed of, and that such deficiency is hands, not corrected, but there was not any to be chiefly supplied in the representation place now in the two schedules which it to be allotted to England ; whereas it was would be necessary to alter in the list of the argued by Sir George Warrender, and 12th of December. There was not a single others, that the quantum of representation place which it would be necessary to leave thus left ought to be spread in relative pro- out of schedule A or schedule B. The House portions over England, Scotland, and Ire- would therefore see that there was no necessity land, instead of being limited to England. whatever to refrain from going into the ComLeave was given to bring in the Bill. --Mr. mittee, and to decide whether or not fiftyGoulburn took that opportunity of asking six boroughs were to be disfranchised, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he thirty boroughs were to return one member, had prepared any Bill to consolidate the The lists had been made sufficiently acculaws relating to the Assessed Taxes, and to rate to require no alteration in the schethe Compositions for Assessed Taxes.- dules, except in one particular case, which Lord Althorp could only say, that he should he (Lord John Russell) had already menbe very glad to see a Bill of the kind spoken tioned in his opening speech. He, thereof; but he could not promise, at the mo- fore, proposed to go into the Committee, ment, to be able to give it so much of his and ascertain whether the fifty-six boroughs attention as to introduce the Bill, though he in schedule A should cease to return Memshould be happy to support it.

bers, and for the purpose of enabling the Jan. 20.-Lord John Russell moved the House to come to that decision, the papers order of the day, for the House resolving now before them would enable them to itself into a Committee on the Reform of judge. There were a great many boroughs Parliament (England) Bill.-Lord Milton whose limits were entirely unknown; some wished, before the House went into a Com- whose limits were very extensive; some mittee, to inquire of the Noble Lord, whether whose limits extended to the town, and the clause with respect to the 501. free others a great way beyond it, so that the holders, which had been proposed last House would perceive that it required great session by the Marquis of Chandos, formed diligence and care to obtain the information part of the present Bill ?-Lord J. Russell which had been presented to the House. observed, that the 501. clause, according to Such diligence, and so much trouble, had the proposed amendments, was retained in been taken by gentlemen employed for that the present Bill. Upon entering into the purpose, that it would be exceedingly diffimerits of the question, his Majesty's Go. cult for the Right Hon. Gentleman oppovernment were of opinion that the amend- site (Mr. Croker) to make out any case for ments proposed by the Noble Marquis the removal of any borough from schedule having met with the approval of the majority A or B. His Majesty's Government were of that House, ought to be included in the perfectly prepared to go into the Committee, present Bill.-The Speaker then put the and they thought that sufficient information question, that the order of the day be now was now before the House to enable them read for the House resolving itself into a to decide whether fifty-six of the smaller Committee on the Reform Bill, when Mr. boroughs could be taken from the borough Croker rose for the purpose of imploring the representation of England.- Sir R. Peel House and his Majesty's Ministers not to rose, and in the course of his address deforce on a premature discussion. The Hon. clared his intention of dividing the House, Member proceeded to urge the necessity of even if he stood alone. The House was delay at great length. His arguments were called to go into the Committee to consent chiefly founded on alleged inaccuracies in to the disfranchisement of fifty-six boroughs, the lists and calculations. He expressed without information to guide their judgment. himself ready to go into the Committee with In the King's speech, they were called upon the same spirit with which he entered it be to inquire into the state of the representation fore, and to assist in carrying into effect the in a calm and deliberate manner, and now

Incr.

they were called to deliberate upon a ques- with the cargoes on board the same, such tion of such magnitude without information. cargoes consisting of articles which may be The Right Hon. Baronet then commented legally imported or exported, shall not be upon some of the returns, and pointed out subject to any other, or higher duties or the inconsistency and impropriety of at charges whatever, than are or shall be levied tempting to decide upon the principles of on British vessels entering or departing from disfranchisement, without that information such ports, or on similar articles when imwhich the Noble Lord stated was ready for ported into or exported from such ports in delivery in a few days. What inconveni- British vessels ; and also that such articles ence could arise from the postponement of when exported from the said ports in Austhe Committee for a few days?' He trusted trian vessels, shall be entitled to the same that the House would not be drawn into bounties, drawbacks, and allowances, that such a plan, which would disgrace it. He are granted on similar articles when exportwould divide the House upon the point. ed in British vessels. Lord Althorp contended that nothing could justify a postponement of the Committee.

THE REVENUE. The question of the returns did not at all Abstract of the Net Produce of the Revenue apply to the principle of disfranchisement of of Great Britain in the Quarters and the fifty-six boroughs, but was adapted to a Years ended on the 5th of Jan. 1831 and future stage of the discussion. He felt sure 1832 ; showing the Increase or Decreuse the House would not deviate from the rule on each Head thereof. previously adhered to in consenting to go into a Committee upon the question of Re

Qrs. ended Jun 5, form.-Sir R. Vyvyan would vote against

1831. 1 1832.

Dec. going into the Committee until all the information upon which this extraordinary and Customs.. 3769 695 3,528 793

240.979 revolutionary measure was founded, was be

Exrise.... 4.831.920 4.205 574

565.646

Stamps ... 1,585,683 1.602,013 16.330 fore the House. - Sir Charles Wetherell

Post Office 330,
05 328,000

9.005 contended that it was a gross insult upon Taxes .... 2,060 0.30 1,981.962

80,768 the House to call upon the Members to give

Miscellan. 143,130 112,973

30,157 their votes upon a measure respecting which

Total 12,721,763 11,818.515 16,330 919,518 they had no distinct or correci information. - After some observations from Mr. Hume, Deduct Increase

16,330 Mr. Goulburn, Mr. Robinson, Sir C.

Decrease on the Quarter ....

903,218 Forbes, and Mr. Hunt, the House divided on Mr. Croker's motion, for postponing the

Years ended Jan.5, Committee to the following Tuesday, when

Incr. Dec. the numbers appeared for the original mo

Customs.. 16,343,561 15.330,715

1 006,846 tion, 152; against it, 99; majority for the

Excise.... 16.895,775 14,330.075

2,50 1,90 original motion, 53. The House, having re. Stamps ... 6,605 0911 6.500 910

104 381

Post Office 1.358,011 1 301.0016 solved itself into the Committee, the first pro

32.995 Taxes....! 5,013 405 4,801.312

119.063 position discussed was that in the first clause, Miscellan. 601,302 409,399

191,980 which proposes that fifty-six boroughs be disfranchised; and, after a desultory, but

Total 46,817,345 42,833,170 32,995, 4, 17,170 rather short debate, the Committee divided

Deduct Increase

32.995 on it. The numbers were, for the original motion, 198; against it, 123; majority, 75.

Decrease on the Year .......... 3.984,175 The fifty-six, of course, are those enume. rated in schedule A ; so that the next step The above accounts, therefore, exhibit is, according to the former mode of proceed- a considerable falling off both as reing, to settle which shall be the fifty-six spects the late quarter and the preceding boroughs.--Sir R. Peel, after the division, year. The decrease, as between the two suggested, that, at least, they ought not to years ended severally Jan. 5, 1831, and proceed farther now, as they would have to Jan. 5, 1832, is 3,984,1751., and between examine the schedule item by item, till the two last quarters of each year 903,2181. Members were in possession of the promised The principal deficiency continues to preinformation respecting the several boroughs. sent itself under that head from which the

The Chancellor of the Exchequer ac- “ Beer,” and other duties have been taken quiesced in the suggestion, and farther - the “ Excise," which shows upon the proceedings of the Committee were post- whole year a falling off of 2,564,9001., and poned.

upon the last quarter of 565,6461. Next is

the “ Customs,” which for the whole year, By a recent order in council, it is com- as compared with the last, are short in remanded, that Austrian vessels entering or ceipts to the amount of 1,006,8461., and for departing from the ports of the United King.' the quarter of 240,9721. The Assessed dom of Great Britain and Ireland, together Taxes also appear to have produced upon

1831.

1832.

the year 149,0631., and upon the quarter upon a comparison of the whole year, there 80,7681. less than in the corresponding pe- has been an improvement in this branch of riods of last year; and “Miscellaneous” the revenue during the last quarter of 16,3301. 191,9801. upon the year, and 30,1571. upon It will be seen, however, that the charge the quarter 'less, by the same comparison. upon the Consolidated Fund continues to The only increase which appears is in the be reduced in pace with the falling off of revenue of the “ Post office,” which is better the income, the surplus of receipt over by 32,9951. upon the whole year than it expenditure for the last quarter being was the last, though upon the quarter there 3,672,0571., or, in round numbers, appears (probably from the new arrange. 1,200,0001. greater than in the preceding ments, intended for public accommodation,) quarter. The amount of the Exchequer a falling off of 2,0051. The “ Stamps” Bills to be re-issued to provide for these account presents a mixed result, as it ap- deficiencies in the present quarter is fixed at pears that, though deficient by 104,3811. 5,626,2511,

THE COLONIES.
NEW BRUNSWICK.

wick is 232,0001.; the estimated quantity of The Sub-committee of the Chamber of timber sawed during the year, 103,840,000 Commerce of St. John's have made a report feet; estimated value of the lumber when respecting the timber-trade of that province, ready for shipment, 26,1201.; and the numfrom which it appears that the amount of ber of men employed in the lumber-business, property vested in saw-mills in New Bruns- 3798.

FOREIGN STATES.
AMERICA.

is it omitted in this address. After stating The Message of President Jackson to the sums appropriated during the last year Congress, contains a copious statement of to the discharge of the public debt, the Prethe condition, both foreign and domestic, of sident informs the Congress that the whole one of the most fourishing commercial na. debt may be extinguished, either by retions on the face of the earth. It is in the demption or purchase, within four years of very nature of addresses of this description his administration. The President speaks to assume a tone of self-congratulation, of the relation of the States with Great Briwhich sometimes carries with it an appear tain as follows :ance of exaggeration, and even of boast;

« The amicable relations which now exist bebut it is evident from the facts appealed to

tween the United States and Great Britain, the that the United States of America are not increasing intercourse betweeu their citizens, and only progressively advancing in all the arts the rapid obliteration of unfriendly prejudices to and improvements of civilised life, but are which former events naturally gave rise, concurred

c- to present this as a tit period of renewing our en tion, under the auspices of a Government

deavours to provide against the recurrence of at once vigilant, economical, and pacific.

causes of irritation, which, in the event of a war

between Great Britain and any other power, We cannot omit the statement respecting

would inevitably endanger our peace. Animated the arrangements entered into with Great

by the sincerest desire to avoid such a state of Britain in reference to the Colonial trade.

things, and peacefully to secure, under all possible " The trade thereby authorised,” observes

circumstances, the rights and honour of the counthe President, " has employed to the 30th try, I have given such instructions to the minister of September last, upwards of 30,000 tons lately sent to the court of London, as will evince of American, and 15,000 tons of foreign ibat desire; and if met by a corresponding disshipping, in the outward voyages ; and in position, which we cannot doubt, will put an end the inward nearly an equal amount of Ame

to causes of collision, which, without advantages rican, and 20,000 only of foreign tonnage.

to either, tend to estrange from each other two

nations who have every motive to preserve, not An impulse has been given to commercial

only peace, but an intercourse of the most amica. enterprise which fills our shipyards with new

ble nature.” constructions, encourages all the arts and branches of industry connected with them,

FRANCE. crowds the wharfs of our cities with vessels, The Paris journals show that the public and covers the most distant seas with our mind has been a good deal agitated by a canvass.” The tariff question is evidently ridiculous conspiracy, set on foot, as it is a delicate point, and, if there be a struggle said, by the friends of the expatriated family. for the Presidency, would be more likely It appears that eight operatives made their than any other to determine the fate of the way into the church of Notre Dame, and contest.' The state of their finances has commenced ringing the bells, which is the always, and especially of late years, fur tocsin, or conventional signal, for a general nished the statesmen of America with an insurrection throughout Paris. The appeal agreeable subject of congratulation. Neither appears to have met with no response on the

part of the people, and the conspirators were that of publishing their sentiments; and they mmediately taken into custody.

hereby protest, in the presence of France, against The Minsters have presented to the Cham. the expressions of which the Ministers have made ber of Deputies their budget, the gross

use, and against all the consequences whicb may

hereafter be drawn from them." amount of which is 38,200,0001. The Civil List, or annual salary of the King, not in

GREECE. cluded in the above amount, is 14,000,000 The affairs of Greece, according to recent francs, or 560,0001. which is about 50,0001. information, assume a new aspect. Colomore than our own. Of the expenditure of cotroni, at the head of the remnant of Capo 38,200.0001, the debt absorbs 13,800,0001. d'Istria' partisans, is at Napoli di Romaand the general service of the State, nia ; the French troops hold possession of 17.800.0001. The sum of 4.700.0001. is Navarino, while an assembly of about 130 put down for the expenses of collection, and chieftains, acting as deputies for the nation, 1,900,0001. under the head of “ reimburse- are collected at Argos ; in which assembly ments, premiums, dotations of the Cham. Mavrocordato, who is supposed to side with bers, the Legion of Honour, &c."

the British interests, holds much influence. The debate gave rise to the most violent Each of those chieftains, and particularly altercations; and on the Count Montalivet. those called the Klephti, have been followMinister for Public Instruction, contending ed by their armed adherents, so that there that a large Civil List enabled the King are now at Argos about 8000 men. The more liberally to encourage the fine arts, and object of this assembly is the formation of a effectually to relieve misfortune; adding, that constitution, after wliich a deputation is to if the enjoyment of luxuries was denied the proceed to London, in order, with the three King, it would be proscribed to his subjects, interested powers—England, France, and many of the Deputies started up, and indig.

arted up and indig. Russia--that they may form a fourth party nantly denounced the expression: they were in the election of a Sovereign. fellow-cilizens of a Constitutional King,

RUSSIA. and declared that they acknowledged subjec

Accounts received from St. Petersburgh tion to no jurisdiction but the Law, to which state that, by order of the Emperor, a new the King of the barricades was as amenable Tariff of duties had been issued, on which as any other citizen of France. It was in the duties on imports were increased consivain that the Minister made attempts at ex derably. On the 19th ult. (old style) an planation, he could not obtain a hearing; additional duty of 12% per cent. was imand the tumult amongst the Members in- posed on all imports not entered before the creased to such a height of impropriety that 19th, with the exception of brimstone, the President was obliged to adjourn the sit. corks, and cork-wood, besides which the ting. Upon its resumption the next day. duty is increased for the importation of the debate upon the word sulject was conti- 1832 on many articles. On woods for dyepued; but the Chamber passed to the order ing, the duty was raised from 3 Roubles 60 of the day upon a motion for expunging from Copecks to 5 Roubles 40 Copecks. The the minutes of the sitting the offensive word. increase on raw sugar was 9 to 10.08 per which was allowed to stand as having been pood; on coffee, from 18 R. to 21 R. 60 used by the Minister.

Co. per pood; on herrings, English and The following Protest has therefore been

Dutch, from 5 R. 49 Co. to 9 R. per signed by 130 of the French Deputies, in

barrel ; on Indigo, from 9 to 14 R. 40 Co. cluding Lafayette and all the leaders of the

per pood ; on Cocoa in beans, from 16 20

to 21 60 per pood; on wine and porter, Republican party :«The Members of the Chamber of Deputies

from 126 to 129 R. 60 Co.; on cochineal, who assisted with grief at the sittings of the 4th

from 27 R. to 36 R.; on mace, from 81 R. and 5tb of January 1832, in wbich the Ministers

to 97 10; on nutmegs, from 54 to 64 80 of the King reproduced and endeavoured to justify per pood ; on artificial flowers, 21 R. 60 to the donble expression of King of France' and of 32 R. 40 Co. per pood. sobjects of the King,' expressions which were

TURKEY struck ont from our Charter of 1830 as irrecon. The Viceroy of Egypt has at length cileable with the principle of the National Sove thrown off the mask, and declared himself reignty, owe to themselves and to their country independent of the Porte. Great preparato protest solemnly against those expressions,

tions are making on both sides. The Sultan which tend to alter the new public French right.

and the Viceroy are decidedly the most The President of the Chamber not having put to the vote the sappression of these words in the

powerful aud extraordinary men of their naproces verbal, and the Chamber not having there

tion, and the struggle will be severe. Mahfore voted relative to this suppression, which moud Ali, however, has a full exchequer would tend to give a legal and parliamentary cha- and racter to the present Protest, the undersigned officered by Frenchmen, and drilled in the have recourse to the only way left open to them, European manner.

CRITICAL NOTICES.

The Opera. 3 vols.

attractions of any woman : should she discover

that you have adventured such an impertinence, There is a gpecies of modern Gothic archi.

not Venus of old, when irritated by an insult tecture which is better in effect tban keeping, and

offered to her altars, proved more implacable. I though battlements, turrets, and arched windows

have observed, too, that the men most self secure belong of right to the castle, yet we have seen

against the power of the opposite sex, are of all them look very picturesque in the villa, though

others those most easily betrayed into a pitfall." the battlement rose amid lilacs and laburnums,

The dialogues are singularly characteristic and instead of an old avenue of oaks, and were mir

pleasant, a very rare merit. Many clever writers rored in tbe Thames, instead of a moat. The lite.

spoil the conversational parts by being too clever: rary architecture of this work is of such a mixed

they aiın at too many hits, and force every phrase order, it is a tale of wild fatalism, and violent

into a point. Here, on the contrary, they are as passion, love, bate, and remorse, blended with the

lively as they are actual. We can imagine real “ taffety pbrases" of the drawing room, and ex.

people talking in precisely such a manner. We isting even in the keen, cold atmosphere of Lon

must own we prefer the lighter to the more som. don society, and London ridicule. The Opera is

bre-coloured scenes ; the author's power is rather the history of Adrian the heir of the doomed

in society than in solitude-the more imaginative house of Abbotscourt, for to the very name of

materials are not so well employed as those taken Maldyn attaches a mysterious fatality. The first

from passing life : the prose is better than the volnme is occupied by the romantic narrative

poetry. There is the dramatic vivacity, that in which his father confides to Adrian. Lord Ab.

past ages might have made a Congreve, but the botscourt's whole happiness in life had been de

rich tenderness and melancholy that invested the stroyed by the machinations of his wife's sister,

creations of Beaumont and Fletcher is wanting. against whom he especially warns his son, Or

To take one instance-the watch kept by Adrian course the warning comes too late, Adrian being

by the dead body of his friend, wants reality in love with the daughter. The course of trne

-- it comes not home : but how admirable is the love never did run smooth, and these hereditary

sarcastic vein that details the effect of the duel animosities are sufficient to trouble the waters.

on society. There is great truth in the observaBut an additional source of dithculty and unbap.

tion on our English peculiarity of exaggerat. piness arises in the Prima Donna of half the

ing crime: if a man commits one offence, he is Operas in Europe. Mademoiselle Sandoni is a sort

sure to be charged with half a dozen more. We of Mabel in St. Leger's tale of the Bohemians :

now close our remarks by cordially recommend beautiful, highly gifted, and seeking amid all the

ing these most amusing pages; and again repeat triumphs of the stage, revenge on the object of

that the story is of quite a different order to that her early attachment for bis desertion. As Ste

generally belonging to a fasbionable novel; per. phanie Haslinger she had been the first love of

hape we shall best characterize it by comparing Adrian Maldyn ; bis father interferes, and the

“ The Opera" to a Castle of Otranto in May Fair. lover submits readily enough to the separation, and speedily consoles himself by a far deeper love Standard Novels. No. XI._. The Hunfor his cousin. Mademoiselle Sandoni produces

garian Brothers. By Miss A. M. Porter. the greatest possible sensation in London, and admitted into the same society as Adrian, effectually It is, we believe, above a quarter of a century sows dissension between him and her successor. since Miss Porter and her sister became candi. But we will porgue the mysteries of the story no dates for literary honours. Few writers of their further : wbat in Ariadne was kindness, in a time have enjoyed a more extensive popularity; critic is cruelty, viz. furnishing a clue to the laby. and even now, when competitors are alınost as rinth. So much for the romance of the story. numerous as leaves in autumn, " the Scottish The scenes in real life are sketched by the same Chiefs," "Thaddeus or Warsaw," and the Hon. keen and lively pen that “ did” the fashions and garian Brothers," are in po hazard of being follies of “ Mothers and Danghters." A thousand pushed aside by newer and less unassuming riplayful and acute remarks are scattered through vals, They won the laurel well, and they have these pages. The hero remarks on our street worn it long. They were almost the first, per.

of selfish snuggery haps the very first, to traverse a difficult and danabout a house with a door of its own, (a door to gerous course in literature ; their novels startled keep bores and brutes away, and open only to the by the bold attempt to combine truth with fiction, elect, and to the select of one's fancy,) which makes the severity of bistorical fact with the freedom of one peculiarly English. Ebene assures me be bas imagination-and by the introduction of real perno longer any scruple in asserting to Mr. Merre- sonages who acted their part in the great drama ton, or Mr. Willisford, that' Monsieur n'y est pas,' of life, and formed so many bright examples to now that a winding staircase, instead of an ante. encourage, or warnings to scare from the evil chamber, divides these unwelcome visitors from paths they had followed. The experiment was my sanctum sanctorum. I do believe that half successful. We are old enough to remember the surly unsociability of John Bull proceeds from when the Misses Porter were the observed of that barrier of his domestic citadel called a street all observers"-when indeed they were as popudoor."

Iar as Sir Walter Scott has been since the Wa. The next are acute remarks. “In a woman's verley Novels brought to a more matured strength estimation, to be in love is as fair an excuse for that which the authors of the “ Scottish Chiefs the commission of every other folly as to be dot. and the “ Hungarian Brothers" had introduced ing or delirious," “ Beware how you despise the into the world. We have been pleased therefore

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