Atlas London Middlesex, May 19, 1838

Atlas London Middlesex

May 19, 1838

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Atlas (Newspaper) - May 19, 1838, London, Middlesex M mntvtLl 0t^^9Wx mtf^ouvnnl of WLittvatuvt* TRANSMISSION OF "THE ATLAS" BY POST TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES. We are induced, ly numerous appUeations on thi$ subject, to state, for the information of our Subscribers, that " The Atlas " may be transmitted free of postage, through the General Post Offices, to the following places : Demmabk Bbbuuda. MoKTSBKaAT Dbubbaba. St. Lucia Coluubu Dominica Tobago Oibbaltab Babbadobs Ionian Istss Bbbbiob Canada Newfoundland St. Vincbht's Cobfi; Zantb Tobtola Spain (via Cadiz) BcBNOs Atbbs hamb0bob Fbance Obeecb Cabaooas CSFHAtONIA Bagota Malta  Halifax CnXHATBH Bahamas Bbazils Tbinidad St. Kitt's Jamaica Gabthaobna Laquiba Canada Qdbbbo NOTA SbOTIA Nevis New Bbonswick Heligoland Hondobas Antigua Bbbmbn Obbnada (Nbw) St. Domingo " The Atlas" can also be transmitted, upon payment of one penny, to India-Caps op Good.Hofb-New South Wales, To all other places it may be forwarded upon the payment of two pence. No. 627. Vol. XIII.] SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1838. . EARLY EDITION Lm TIME FOR POST. THE ATLAS OF THIS PAY CONTAINS:- paob. The PoUtlclan................ 305 East Indian and Colonial Atlat.. 306 ColonialNew*..;.....:..^....,. 806 Foreign News ......306 Imperial Parliament..........307 BritisbNews..........309 Ireland........................309 Law' Reports..................310 Accidents and OSbnces..........'310 Omnium...... ^.;..............310 Tulips........................311 Ttieatrical Intelligence.....311 Saturday's News'..............311 Weekly Retrospect of the Money Market......................311 The Retrbspiective Feature In the CopyrightBUl.,..............312 Theatricals.....................313 PAGE. LITERATUBE. Homeward Bound..............313 Narrattve of a Voyage Round the World....................... 314 JUEadame Tussaud's Memoirs.....315 The Familv Sanctuary..........315 Literary Memoranda............315 Music and Musicians............316 New Music.....:...............316 Fine Arts......................316 Literary and Scientific Institutions......................... 316 The Army ....................316 Gazettes......................316 Births. Marriages, and Deaths ,. 316 Banktiig and Monetary Atlas.... 317 The Markets.......... 318 Advertisements................. 319 THE POLITICIAN. an appeal to the people. MoRNiNO Chronicle-Let Sir K. Peel and the Tories exxilt as they please in the strength they possess in the clergy, themagistraey) the yeomanry, and one or two more quarters in which they allege that their destructive princi{>les predqpunate, w^^ tell themtliiat theyare, nptwtlw and essentially.� jfeebleparly.: We would give Sir Robert Peel an additional nundried votes in the House of Conunons, and still assert that in eveiy element of genuine istrength his part is iinsqi^nd, i^nd^ that no steady or perin^i^e^t gOV(^rni^^j^^ can jpbssihly he pi^ it. Tner^'issucri a th^ putthc. jirincipljBr^ 1^^^ apostates, like the Grahams and Burdetts, say and do what they may to convince the world that politicalhonesty is a fable. There is such a thing as a people,' let inen| who have passed their lives in earning popular^^cbrti ^nd 4etei8|^tionJ&nd;i^ so convenient to banish the; yei^i-jictea , tbeir, ininds. And there is a part of the tJnited King4om cailed I^^ let the withering recollection of the state of disOTder, ^ttd destitution to which the^fi^^ redw^ed if iv^e it eyeir iso gwtf the iinrefqrined* unreduced,, unmitigi^ted, uhBalliated church of Ireland--dare to pretend a' zeal Ipr the Protestant religion. They call upon Englishmen to draw the sword upon their Irish fellow-subjects; they evoke the demons of discord and civil. #ar in behtdf of ah ihstibtion which^ judging of it by i^ effect^ shoidd iknhesitatihgly tem Popish, only that we know it toi be positively anti-Christian, because from century to century, from year to year, from day to day, and firqiji hour i/o hqur, we isee it producing efl^icts the most crimintd, the most demoralizing, the \ mbst oppreaisive, the �, most intolerable; and merefore the 11^ tP; the, extension qf iJie Ca&c^c-of the,'vei7 least, of the. various 'mischiefsl. whicK it has en-taiied upon the country. The appeal to En|[lbid in behalf of the Irish chiirch is a broad, appeal in behalf qf Pppeii^ in the lirst}nsta.nce, and of 4naffch]r|i^ the second. The pr�^tiended zeal for ,Prote.8l;antisni, is the raiikest hypocrisy thai ever sought to imppse'^upon the country. The menwhose voices are loudest in the howl against the reform and reduction of this establishment know in their hearts and consciences (such hearts and conscience's as faction has left them) that it is the sorest curse that, ever lighted on the reformed Mth in any part of Christendom. THE WHIGS CpNSUDiERED AS MINISTERS. Morning Post-^There are some of the ministerial people who veiy heartily chuckle over what honourable statesmen would corisidier a very humiliating position, They say that, upon Sir Robert Peel's own showing, the incapable government should continue, for the Conservatives are a mUch less mischievous opposition than they (the Whigs) would be, and though not possessing the emoluments or patronage of gOverhment they yet exercise many of its functions and much of its power. The depth of abasement in an administration which acts in conformity with this description of the state of affairs must be very great, bnt the depth of meanness which glories in it must be miich greater. What, indeed, can we conceive more infamous than that a set of men can only be bought off from active hostility to the institutions of the country by the receipt of pay and the ehj()yment of patronage as the guardians of these institutions ?' What can we imagine more worthy of scorn and eveii abhorrence than that a body of men should abide ih a position for which they profess themselves incompetent, trustiiig for their safety to the help of those whom they take every opportunity to load with reproach, and to derive of that reward and that honour whibh they know to be their due ? But we are told that this.state of.things is "absolute perfection." Nothing, it is affirmed, can be better than "a ministry which can do no harm, but may do good; and an opposition which will do no harm, and can do no good." This is the way in which an incapfible adininistration turns its disgrace into matter of self-jgiratulation. A set of politicians, who did all the h�urm they could to the institutions of the country, in order.to gain a fonowing, and to obtain office, are now so powerfully opposed that in the legislature they have not the streng<;h'to continue the harmful aggression, and thereupon they ask praise on account of their imbecility. They may do good-that is, when assisted by those whom they put out of the government, and by such assistaiice are enabled to overcome those by whose aid they got into the government-^and for this possibility of good they modestly demand credit! Another set of politicians, who did all the good they could for the institutions of the country, weye nevertheless forced into the seats of the opposition. They continue to dq all the good that a powerful opposition can do for the institutions of the country, and therefore the official guardians of these institutions cij out, "Let them by all mieans remain in Opposition. They help us, who are incompetent without their help; let them, therefore, remain, with their sense of merit for their reward, while we, incompetent as we are, and surrounded by the enemies of the church and throne, whom we call friends, enjoy official power and qflicial emolument. The opposition can do good, and let them do it. In the meantime we, who of ourselves cannot, will enjoy the public patronage of the country, and pocket the public salaries." This is the state of things contemplated with such marvellous complacency by ministerialists-this is what they call "absolute perfection!" But, whP is there save themselves that says this ;iincistry can do no harm? We do indeed boldly affirm that in the legislature they are powerless to effect that which they promised to their party they would effect. We maintain that the measures to which they stand pledged as the condition of their obtaining office they nave not the power to carry in the legislature; and so conscious are they of their weakness, that they do not dare even so xbuch as to propose those measiires for legislative adoption. It does hot, hoWeyerj follow from this- unfortunately it does not-that the mihistjy can do no harm. They can appoint, itnd they do appoint, to im-[iportant offices the very men whoin they are indebted to the Conservatives for being able to defeat in the legislature. Is it nothing that Mr. A. atid Mr. B. who have Voted against the estamished institutions of the country, aiid' whose votes the "opposition" have enabled the goverii-ment successfully to resist, are upon the first opportunity put into, places of trust, and confidence, and emolument by the government? Is'there nothing monstirous, nothing alarming, in this grclss disfortion of the nattiral cqurse of 'affaii's-^this depraved abandqhmeht of all thj^t .is hoi^est, straightforward, and intelligible in the management of the public business? . If, indeed, government could do nothing except through thelegislature-7-if it cquld neglect nothing except through a concurrent neglect of the legislature- the:^e would be some truth i^Ong with the great meanness of the declaratiqn that government was haJrmless by reason" of its imbecility. But there is much that a British government may do-^much more which it ought to do, and may leave undone, that the legislature cahnqt iinme-'diately check, or controiil, or repair. The ffearfid amount of th^s for eVU inay be rectqned up in the'deeds aiid the omisisionis of the present adiqainistratiqn. The government is indeed feeble, ^ut it is strong enough to abuse most grossly the trusts which are reposed in it. The government is indeed most inefficient, but it can perrint tbbe done the indsit enormous n^chief, and ^ it depends for existence on those who thrive by mischief it allows more harm to be done in one year than a wise, and honest, and vigorous administration could repair in ten. This is the evil which is wearing into the heart's core of the coiihty -this is the danger which every patriot should watch, and to which he should endeavour to put an end. THE JRISH CHAEITY COMMISSIONERS BILL CONSIPERED. CouRiER-r-A bill is at present in its passage through the House of Commons, for appointing commissioners to inquire concerning charities in Ireland. It has been read a second time, but has not yet goh6 through a committee. The Irish education committee, which sat in 1835 and 1836, reported that the annual income of charities left for the purposes of education in Ireland, amounted to upwards^ of 108,000/. It is estimated, that thfe income of other charities bequeathed upon specia.rand defined trusts, and of those given generally for the benefit of the poor, amounts to upwards of 150,000/. per annuih. In 1800, a board of charitable bequests was established in Ireland, with power tq proceed, through the medium of the Attorney-General, for the recovery of charities misapplied, but without any power of inquiry. The board is therefore obliged to rely upon the inefficient machinery of periodical returns, and in many cases, where proceedings have been instituted, the expenses have far outweighed the advantages obtainied. Another objection against thiS; board is, that it is exclusively composed, if we are cbr-rectiy informed, of Protestant clergymen. When the Irish Poor Law Bill was in committee, the 47th clause, which gave the cominissioners the power to interfere with charities, was struck but, on the motion of the Attorney-General for Ireland, on the ground that the bill (rf which we are how sjpeaking would be likely to beconae law. The bill is. entitled the Charily Commissioners (Ireland) Bill, and its Object is simply to appoint ten coramissiohers, of whom not more than five are td receive sialMes.^^v^^ powers to inquire into all existing charity trusts ih^^ land, to compel the attendance of witnesses, a,ndto^^^^^e^^ amine themion oath. Trinity College and Maynooth College are to be exempted from the inqmryi as also all charities exclusively supported by voluhtaly contribu- ;

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