Atlas London Middlesex, May 26, 1838 : Front Page

Publication: Atlas London Middlesex May 26, 1838

Atlas (Newspaper) - May 26, 1838, London, Middlesex TRANSMISSION OF "THE ATLAS" BY POST TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES. We are.induced, by numrotu appUeation* on this lubjeet, to *tate, for the formation of our Subicribers. that The Jtlai" may be tranmitted free of poitage, through the General Po,t Offices, Stmh (Tia Cadiz) Bdhnos Ateis Hamboboh to the following placet : Dbnmabk Bbehtjda Moktshbbat Dbmbeaba St. Lucia Cohjmjbia Dominica Tobago Obbbob Baqota Cdxhavbn Teihidad Bebbiob Canada Nbwfodndlako St. Vincknt's CABACoAg Malta Bahamas St. Kitt's CAETHAaBNA Qcebbc Nevis Heuooland CBPHALOifiA Halifax. Bbazils Jamaica Laouiea Nova ScoMa New Beowswick 'HoMDUEAi " The Jttat" can alto be trantmitted, upbn payment of one penny, to Ikdia-Capb op Good Hopb-Niiw Sodth Walbs, Gibealtab coefu Antioua Bbbmbm Baebadoes Zantb Ghenada (New) St. Dominqo loNiAK IsLia ToBTOtA To aU other placet it may be forwarded upon the payment of two pence. No. 628. Vol. XIIIJ SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1838. � early edition .in time for post THE ATLAS OF THIS DAY CONTAINS The PoUtlcJan 321 Eaat Indian and Colonial Atiaa.. ........  32? ImpertBlParUuaeilt':...........323 British News ...4..............326 Xaw Reports .................. 326 FoUce Offices..,............... 326 '^'Alxidents^ndOffiBncei..,........ 326 Omnium...;!.................. 33T Theatrical TiitelUgence.......... 32r Saturday's News 821 Weekly Betroipeet of the Money Martct......................Sar Memoranda on Men and Things 328 Theatricals.....................328 - LItSEJiTVEB. lieila; or tho'JSIIegis of Granada: and Caldente'tiie Ooiurtier .... 329 PAOE. Random Recollections of the . Lords andComuons...r........1330 Colour, as a Means of Art. 331 Guards, Hussars, and Infantry.. 331 Ctilna; its State and Prospects.. 331 A Flora of-the Neighbourhood of Reigate, Surrey...^.^ 331 The M.P.'s Wife; and the Lady Opraldtae.331 Literary Memaranda....,......,331 Music and Miisld^s.'...'........ 331 Fine Atts............... 332 Literary and Scientific Instltu.' tlons.......................... 332 The Army.................... 332 Gazettes.......,..............33? Births, Marriages, and Deaths .. 332 Banting and Monetary Atlas.... 333 The Markets..................334 THE P OLITI C I A N. , RSFLBCTIONS ON A DEBATE. Times-^It is ploinj from the debate on the second reading of the Irish Poor Law Bill, that this measure will either be totally rejected on the third r^adin?, or that it will be so cpmpletdy remodelled in copunittee, that Lord John, l^icholls, ai^d Co., �^ have no little difficulty in recoe-ni^g their bantling*. Even the few spealcers who did not dto^eth^r oinboAe it found much fault with some of itsproVidbhii., objectionwere;theprc^rof the day. iSut the speech of LordXyn^urstwo^^^^ self have beenmore than sufficient to swamp thi& absurd and nuschievous scheme. So complete an exposure, anid so thorough a dissetitiod, werei perhaps never h^a^rd befdre withiii the walls 6f Parliament. Th6 delusidns by %liich it has been fttiteinnted to Wlster^ bill were swept away like cobwebs by his lordship; and its absurdity, its incapability of prodttcihg the effects for which''it is proposed, the opposition and protest of all Ireland ^gaiast the measure, thb ab^senceof aU foiindation^M^ or details, thb.l^u^ qonferi^d on the comiuissioner^^.the ruinous ex^ and danger^f so wild an experiment^ and its many other -permicious coiisi^ auences, w��dl brought in their naked defonnit?^ befoiBp [le House. No man w\io heard or readsrthatspeedh.c^^^ remain in dpUbt oi\ the qu^stioh,, although pontic^ siib^ serviency m^y still induce some to support, the bill. Ii^ vain did Lord: Hatherton nibble at the speech and'endeavour to excuse himself for not grapplmg with alfgti-ments which he felt Were untu^werable, on thc| tilea Chat they related to the details, and hot to the nrihcime,iQf ^ bill! How cdhvenient is this juggling: of ytoras, . Mby, there is not.asingle one of the many objections made by Lord Lyndhurst that does not g(> to the very marrow of the bill and affect ^ts vital principles. To be siire, if thie definition of the principle qf a bfll adopted and laid down by Lord Mell^ourneon Monday night were recognized Parliament, .naiXQW indeed would > be the limits within which^ the discussion on the principle of' legislative' measures would be confined, 'yie premier was ajp]^re-, hensive, and With gbod reason, that the bill woulct be rejected at once,:if he did not give the House �unple elbow-room to cut and carve it at their pleasure; andjiaskeeping' up appearanceSt'^if possible, but the retention of office a,t any rate andon^^y conditions, and not any Very sfenipii-lous adherence to principles,'-' whether of measures or general pohcy,jfw)(fe appropriation clause),for^ gpreat; object of his lordship and colleagues, he at once offered, with his usual �an��ouct�, to fling both principle and'dci-' t^s to the winds, andto agree to anything if the H^uisfej would1>ut permit .the second readbg to prdceed,:�io;|^tp; enable minist^i^ to say that they had done something lor Ireland this session. No wonder that the ministaMi prints are resorting to every mean subterfuge to conceal the failure and approaching annihilation of the bill. TMir �patrons are writhmg tinder .the flaying castigatibn which they received MMoh^y, and they^are veritihg their impotent rage and trying to-find the balm of consolation in their usuA recourse to unblushing Msehopd. X come cohtagibufin^the Hbnse^^o^^^ even the few Irish proprietors who dp not oppose the bill give a trembUng ana relucttat consent to this ''e:q>erimentP^' EveryprQVisioil'in the: bin; fis well as every proceeding eotmected with the'mieil:^ it was got up, are so repugnant tip'cbn^qn sense, no^ of statesmanlike VieWSr that it seems ntt^ly impossible to account for such absurdities. The setting aside of all the reports and in-^ formation pnUliated by the' GoiPfUissibners of Inquiiy; the flights of Mr. Niqholls,through Ireland; the state-n;ients,of]S(r. SjtOTle3^i%hb,.when w^ for Lord Clon-curry's prize,lrenT)esented the ;iiumber of poor in Dublin alone to be nearly as^large as he afterwards described their anrinmt fbrA'&i^.i�rihdle^'of Ireland, when his object was tp confirm the cstimabe. of,Mr*. NichpUs, and to secure the cpmmissiohership w^^^ dancing before his eyes t-these an4 air the other extraordinary circumstances under which this ^offspring, of Bbwning^street and Somierset-house'^ union was ushered into exutence, werjb thb^oughlj^ e^bs^d by iievel^^^^^ ters were ^r tob^tiJ^;iiiul:in^ act ubon imy.'Asbuntf or qoinpr#b|iisiTe pl^^^^ Thev therefbre sought, ;a^ ustud, for ,some-botefamg medium between doing nothing aiid doing what they ought. Lord John's �mciefl ictoirca^ beginuihg to tieUe his brpw^and, like the German quack who d'^&c^eil f^^liiUedthe f4^^ a drug, because he thought he had ciired a gpu^y butcher with it, his lordship immediately detei^hed to apply his nostrum to Ireland, and, firc�ifo, J(!!ft^^ sent off, not to make inquirjie^, bnt tpViiip|^ejrep(p^^^^,U^ found the imtended bili. ^Faciemmt^finmentiim incorporevilit gufiici^nt for the day is the eVif tficrebf'0� we shall be rid.of a troublesome question. Nffitso fast, exclaims Lord Lyndhurst:. if the experiment fails,^ can we retrace our steps and return to our present situation?-: And what is this experiment'fbundea^^)0lbhP^^^^^^\^ upon another ex- {eriment; for thenevif iJpgli^klawi^^ nothing else. . tis not;p1xe^en.appUed.toal�vge p of England,-and you have alrea^ found it necessary to relax your rules with-respect to out-dpor relief and employment. Many parts of the En^jKsh law areitso Very difierentfrom your bill. Besides the la^ of setUement, the suppression of vagrancy,apd othervpi;bv�9ions.of the English act, there is the ali-importanidifierencer-ra difference which forms the mqst essential principle of apobr law-that in England-five-sixths or n^e/of the tp^ of relief given still cohsi^l of put^bBrre^^^ propose to con-Imb relief to the worMoUse in Ireland. It is, therefore, .l;l^deIlmbletthat>th&. Irish f^a^erim not even founded bntheEnglishione: aad-1ihat,'a&i^ as the principle of the IrishBiU goes,.thate3^eri^ent.(tibe confining relief to the workhouse)-ha!s most decia^dly and signallv failed inEneland; Even the lasV report of the Engfa'sh Pbor Law Commissioners shows'th^t sneh ftdltiretook place; at Nottingham and oth^ plaice)!; ai^ Hvhb has not witnessed that.fEalure during thie last year in London and a!:naost every other 'poptdous district, where the Mendicity Society, the Spitalfields cominittee, and similar benevolent associations in other places, have beenf obliged to raise and distribute inunehse''means'(^ relief to prevent the literal starvation of the poor P If this happen in England, what is likely to occur m'Ireland where, too, there will not be, as in England, the resource of out-door relief? The answer is clear-therate^payers in Ireland will be saddled with a heavy taXi' without the least perceptible difference in the extent of mendicancy, or in the poverty of the people. The beggar wiU shoulder his wallet as usual, and as usual the farmer will relieve him: the former laughing at the workhouse, and the latter cursing it and its authors, while the wellTpaid administrators of the law will drink long Ufe and inifatuation to Lord John, Nicholls, and Co. ^at will the tories do now? MoBNiNo Chronicle-The curiosity of the empire is wound up just now to the very highest pitch to observe the course which the Tory leaders will take upon the Irish Corporation Reform Bill. One thing is certain: contempt and dii^grace await them, let them ^e what coarse they will. Whether they persist in their oppbsition, or abandoli it, we care not:- either line of conduct will consumniate their political degradation. Fortunate statesmen .'-go which way you please, you go the way to derision and infamy. Persevere in your resistance to this measure, and the world has never seen so stupendous an example of faction-enhanced by perfidy. Relinquish it, and account, if you can, for your past opposition-relinquish it, and prove, if you can, that your entire conduct for the last threis years has not been the paltriest, shabbiest, basest, and most unprincipled eveif pursued l?y an opposition m the whole parliamentary history of Englahd. What will you do. Sir Biobert Peel? Tories, what will you do? Will you consent to Irish municipal reform, or will you continue to resist it ? What!-consent to establish Catholic fueendancy! Consent to erect, normal schools of agitation! . .C|phsent.to a Impasure which ypu believe in yourhearts^and consciences to be big with the, downfal pf the established church! A measure which you have proclaimed ten thousand, times, bjr, the mouths of all your organs, in speeches and sepnons, j,n paragreiphs and pam-pluets,utt^riy.irfecbncileabl|ein and best Of iiistitu^oh8--^that perfect nqi^^ of ia Christian altar-that pattern bf church estahUsbments. What wijl ybu db. Sir Robert Peel P, To yoii We ^specially address the qiibstibn^ fbr yourlips were theiusi m^t^prbclj^ the safety of the chwch ii^Iretaiid ihc'o^patil?]^'vWi^h po^^ hicipalreforinj aniiitwas your lips^ the most diazzlipg and astounding: panegyric ever pro-? nouhced upon that church; it. was your lips which de* claried, if oiir mempi^ has hot trippeid sadly, that, "if ever justice and Wisilbm existed in, p^ect^coinpiiiatipn^^ it was. in that estabh^hmeht.''possible,, is it conceivabie that ybuV Sir Itppiert Peel, pf aU the ornaments of the opposition benches, wiU ever consent to deliver this pure p^rfebt institution to the teiider ;ibei;cies; of "Popish niayors and sheriflfe, with whble town cbi)gttb^pf,burgesses affianced to ti^e sbarjet'la^y P S.urfilt^4^ in the slightest degree the v^l^ejmence of the..public hatred towards it. Redoubted champion of the church: great defender of the Protestant faiith'J'^you maintain that municipal freedom is fatal tb'that church and'ruinous to that faith; you argue that the first use made df that freedom will be to undermine and shajLe t^ip walls oif the establishment; yet ypu consent to the surrender of this new and powerful engine of attack, and'vantage-grpund of .sacrilege, at the" same moment that ybuaci^u^ in a ndeasure the very principle of which is the tota;! absence of every provision in the slightest degree calculated to soothe the popular hostility .towards your sacred client. Cpnsistency is against Sir Robert Peel's nattiire; w^ere he consistent for an hour, h& Would cease to be Sir Robert,Peel. To maintain that corporate liber^ would increase the dangers of the church is absurdity, and the height of it; but holding that nonsensical position, it is perfectly proper and- the bounden duty of a good churchman to oppose the establishment of corborate liberty with all his soul and with all his strength, oo far all is straight; so far folly, not in-cpnsistency, is.the character of Sir Robert's opposition; but !^bw.stands the question at the present hour ? If the Tories agree to the Irish Municipal Reform Bill, the bill for establishing " normal sishools of agitation," they do so at the .precise pipment when the measure proj)osed to be adopted sitauitanepusly regarding the church is one which nbt even jprbfesses to palliate that king of grievances^rSmci which,, therefore, leaves it in a state the most feeble and. utterly defenceless ^ against this new description of tack and sourbe' of danger. How gteedily dp we ' witness an exhibition of inconsistency, and a ^* faction beyond all precedent in the waX9 of intense is our-anxiety to see it or"-*- ^ it, in fact, under Sir^obert Pec from 1835/co^e present instant c. Tories uyon tnis questibii w�s>lilii ;

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Publication: Atlas London Middlesex

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Issue Date: May 26, 1838

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