Lloyds Weekly London Newspaper, December 13, 1846

Lloyds Weekly London Newspaper

December 13, 1846

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Lloyds Weekly London Newspaper (Newspaper) - December 13, 1846, London, Middlesex DECEMBER NOT PUBLISHED AT THE PRICE THE HEALTH OF is a saying which has a shade of hoar anti upon and which many behave to have been the j of some venerable It is this that what cant j must be We take it for granted aptiircnt to every one of our that the truth of may be readily conceded without allowing Contains any remarkable degree of The tion still whether any given circumstances nilecd such us cannot be And yet there are have sat themselves down contented or resigned ir the shade of this hopeless as though they d rcudied a cool shelter under the tree of knowledge whereas they have lain themselves down under a htina which paralyses every and de rovp even blind consent to the truth of this sort of proposition nhcun the fruitful source of evils and of a prevention of n times as it is at the present Howofun seen that passage of Scripture The poor eicr cease out of the as a reason to prove t is no business of respectable people how many there or what is their How many ffies that couplet of How few of all the ills that men endure Aie those that kings or laws can cause or en brought forward to show that it is of little consc ience what kiug or what laws are passed Is it that we hear ourselves sent back to the wisdom of ir and recommended to do as they did This to use Johnsons to talk the Inn e of a who has his answer ready to any lestiou of his barbarous It was so in the old i our fathers did so before It must be admitted that there has been nosubject recently ig the attention of the public which has had iv Ije called the argumentum ad necessitatem opposed to more often than the question of the sanatory condition the What cant be cured must fee into other and urged with varying inflections has until very the constant been miserably crowded dwellings of ie the squalor and wretchedness we see around are all very to be sure but there is no help for it must be In all large cities and towns you will jsnd the same As though the universality of a ievance were a reason for its And then You cannot bring the poorest classes into habits decency and As though the state in which find them were a proof that they preferred living in or as though it had some mysterious attractions m which it is difficult to wean It would be waste of time to dwell upon the various itives which have influenced objectors in their opposi n to better sanatory Some have really lought that the grievance was not to be effectually re Others hate change and newfangled love most ancient and fishlike or odours of other worse because they are most an Others again have seen and known the 1 have been perfectly well aware of the remedy hut jir interest is concerned in the preservation of some Jsance or the maintenance of some pest and ieir voices are raised in behalf of the sacred rights of ps and nuisances We are not goingto take the Government to task for having sooner turned their attention to better sanitary We have abundant cause to know that go ernments are for the most composed of better B wiser men than thousands of the men they govern but it is only fair to that what the people rtioee and com and happiness are concerned si have not until lately it would be rather lard to expect that the Government should have discp tercd for There arc many things which are plain md intelligible and to which our reason yields immediate when they arc pointed out to but which would never have occurred to us had they not been Tointed and commended to our reason by those whose nowkdge enables them to supply the sanatory condition of cities and large and populous is a matter in which we can rea dily suppose every minister must interest He may and lament to many things that appear to kirn to be and which it strikes him might have their remedy but he is a man without knowledge on this sub and cannot speak with It is ays Southwood a most remarkable that the human family has now lived together in commu nities for six thousand at and that it has not yet made its paces of abode This is indeed very remarkable but of wishing to say any thing in disparagement of Southwood whose exertions in thecause of the public health are beyond all we would observe that what is most remarkable that until he and a few others devoted themselves to his momentous no body of chymists or college of whose general knowledge and daily experience musthave shown them the monstrous evils generating and spreading around to the effects of which in raimon with were should ever have called attention of the Government and the public to But waiving it is certain any time during the ast six thousand men have been more or less con cious that fresh air was more conducive to health than con ined air that spacious well were as to their salubrious than miserable little or no and that a system of sewage vas better than an aggregation of decaying and noisome unil no one seems to have been ware of the frightful mortality that has been annually aused by a neglect of due attention to proper vcn or A certain evil has been seen long for it has been individually felt but the gigantic ca amity of mans own unconscious has been re arded with and looked upon as the visitation of the In a the evil has been hitherto most tf perfectly understood and the remedy for an evil winch was not known to be and which was believed to be j on the announcement of tbe Moutprusier and 1J per has not been sought after at centon wnoHDccment of the coup detat at The Ds But now there is no lack of with accompanying j fas attributes the whole evil to the scarcity of and most convincing and portentous South wood Smith given us statistics of disease Other gentlemen have furnished us with statistics and statements showing us and at what disease and death May be We cannot refrain from erivinjr an extract or two from There has been a ministerial crisis at the whole of the ca binet having resigned late on the night of the 29th on the breaking np of a cabinet TheQueen at once accepted the and withia an hoar Queen Christina visited the in conformity with her the Maiijuisof Viluma Southwood Smiths admirable speech at the Exeter was the aud requested held a few days He Within the last three taking the registrargenerals compu ten thousand lives have been destroyed in a part only of by causes which there is every reason to believe are Ten thousand lives ten thou sand lives Regard the ultimate result of all the evil which has been going thus brought before us Ten thousand lives in one quarter of a lost in a part only of by causes which are removable And further when large masses of the peo ple are thus allowed to perish from known from causes that arc and when the certain means of removing these causes are and within our it is an immolation great For every one of the lives of the thousands of persons who thus unneces sarily those who know the remedy and wko have it in their power to use but who take no steps to use are responsible And this is the view taken of it by He and as I of those who die under such as victims that are In one town he in in a period of seven no less than children have been The victims in he have not been less Neither were the1 statements made by Edwin Chad wick at the same meeting less painfully or less suggestive of the remedy to be applied to such a dreadful state of We wish we could afford space for a full report of the at which several admirable and in structive speeches were It ought to be extensively circulated not because it might be the means of awaken ing a general attention to the because that is al ready were the case other than it we have so low an opinion of our countrymen as to suppose they would hesitate to put an end to this feaiful homebred plague at any cost but it may be uni versally understood that all that is proper to be and that it is imperative should be may be done at no eventual cost at and that the Government will incur a most serious responsibility if they do not at once do what is expected from and what is their in this FOREIGN We have nothing of particular interest to state with reference to French politics or political The King presided at a Council of at the palace of the on and the Moiiiteur publishes a royal dated the same declares notwithstanding the provisions of the treaty of corunerce and concluded in between France and and soeing under present it would be unadvisabe to prevent the arrival of additional supplies of all American grain ard rtour brought from the ports of the United either French or English until further orders are be admitted iuto France for the consumption of that The protest of the French Cabinet against the incor poration of Cracow was fiually decided on by the Cabinet on Thurs day sennight and was on the same evening despatched ie and on the fallowing Jay to Petersburg and According to the this diplomatic note differs from that pre sented by the English principally in in the most explicit that the recent proceedings of the three powers being a violation of one article of the treaties of is a violation of the whole and the parties to those are henceforward absolved from all the international obligation which they and an express or properly a me nace is that thus only waits for the first occasion on which it will accord with her interests to adopt a course from which otherwise the treaties would have restrained If we are to believe the the account given by the Presse is aud the protest was even weaker than the organ of the Tuileries represented it to The Portefeuille We are assured that after directing attention to the fact that the Revolution of July was effected in hatred of the treat es of 1815 that the most energetic and the boldest portion of the victorious party wished to tear np these treaties declared that the constant thought of the Kings Government was to watch over their maintenance that France has religiously inspected them and that by the Queen to take upon himself the charge of forming a new This if not a very is a very straight forward represented to her Majesty that it would be im possible for him te undertake the as he was convinced that such a combination as he ceuld form would not last ten The Mar quis of Miraflores was then appealed but with no better and the ministers continue to hold office for the The cause of this affair is stated to have been as the leader of the who holds the office of Procureur du having asked jeave of absence from the in order to at tend to his elect and bying at once tendered his resigna The resignation was accepted by Isturitz but when the Queen was asked to sign the acceptance of Pachecos she point blank and declared that she thought that gentle man exceedingly ill The consequence was that all the Cabinet The Queens having found themselves in the difficulty we have as to the formation of a new and as it is taken the advice of the Count de Bressou though we are told that he never meddles with is always iu the way when anything is sent again for on the promise of the young Queen that she would sigu the accept ance of Pachecos agreed to resume Isturitzs colleagues followed the example of their chief and thus the Ministerial crisis has leaving matters exactlv where they were A fire which broke out in the offices of the Ministry of the at has burnt all thu archives of the depart Happening en the very day when the Ministry the affair gave rise to rumours which appear to be destitute of foun Much excitement continued to prevail at Madrid in cou sequence of the approaching elections ajid it was believed that two Progressista candidates would be returned for that Lujan and By the arrival of her Majestys which came up to Spithead on Wednesday in eight days from having communicated with we have news from that quarter to the 1st at which time the Queens troops still invested San Das Antass force being about Lisbon was perfectly as was at which place the Cyclops touched on the Both cities were being put into a state of as well as the means and appliances at command would admit No fresh operations of any kind had taken The latest news from the north that a Miguelite had collected a force of wellarmed men at having declared for Don which declaration was received by the people with every demonstration of ViceAdmiral Sir William Parkers squadron in the Tagus when the Cyclops consisted of the flag ship Captain Richards the Captain Nott the Captain Moresby the Captain Collier the Captain Lockyer and the un der the temporary command of Captain Captain Corry having come home on leave in the The Captain was on the south coast of The Greek Chambers were opened by King in on the 19th The following is a translation sf the royal speech de livered on that and Let us give our wannest thanks to the Most under whose Almighty protection you brought the late long and laborioss ses sion to a happy Recalling you to our fresh I as I ever on yeur It is our sacred duty to devote ourselves especially to the perfection of our financial My government will immediately place under your consideration the hndget of the ensuing The our mutual tie and demands that the in voting the budget of each should not debate upon expenses that bave already been in but upon those that are about to be made thus my govern ment will not have recourse to provisionary wkich place ob stacles in the way of the and of the independent ex amination of the budget in the Placing my iu ysur zeal and your I rely solely upon your efforts for the success of this all important My government will submit to your consideration certain the necessity of which you will My relations with the other powers continue Be that I feel groat pleasure in being amongst and in expressing my satisfaction for your firm and cordial cooperation with my government for the good of the we must not depart from this place without reiterating our thanks to Divine Providence for His of which the natrou becomes every day more Let us congratulate our selves mutuallv on the progress tve have made in our agriculture and mercantile Sooner or later we shall convince all of the success of our efforts for the welfare of the and for the ful the Allied uicbiuvi f v I r i their violation on the part of the three courts is so much the less nlment of its engagements towards comprehensible that it was not necessary to the security of their pos I proclaim the opening c f the third parliamentary Cessions But adds France will not imitate the The is dangerously There is a great stir ile crivcn to her her Government continue to regard the treaty of j among his party as to who shall be his and all seem to put Vienna as the basis of the balance of power in forward claims to that The court is greatly puzzled what for his he was decided not in any way to infringe to Meanwhile the government devolves upon Ponero For some time considerable uneasiness has been felt in com mercial circles in from the continued depreciation of the public funds and railway hut especially of the The heaviness in the Paris money market commenced as far back as March from the formation of a great number of railway j an enormous quantity of shares were suddenly thrown into and To the first has been allotted tem porarily the direction of the Home Ministry to the that of the and Education and to the that of the ui Tbe Mexican which we have to the 1st is not very the A large portion of these shares were in the hands of definite or It seems it is true that Santa Anna has seized parties who merelv looked to their being able to sell them at a pre dollars in course of remittance to British merchants but and who found it impossible to hold them when they were he excuses the act as preventing its king seized by the called on to pay up their The consequence that Of course we should prefer its not being seized at To asume great numbers of thee shares were forced upon the and that that a needy general at the head of a semiarganised army is a safe almost from the dav of the the the and custodier for so much ready would Ise granting too the Nantes shares wero they have been gradually coming j Had it found its way on board an American brigofwar at in arid at the present day some of these lines I it not have been much nearer its original The use of for a few months would be an important boon te either party but as we have no particular interest in the success of there does not stem to be any sufficient leaving the ultimate risk out of the why we should suffer so much British pro perty to be even from our pacific and to their belligerent and unprofitable If Sauta Anna holds it only to keep it out of the hands of our friends of the United States in his present and without definite assurance that it is and will be duly claimed as British he jus tified in there cannot be much difficulty in arranging the matter through our consul at TLc reeling prevalent among the Mexican population appears to be as favourable to a m are under To add to the bad harvest throughout Europe came aud political events supervened which added greatly to the previous Within the last few a new cause of depression has been added the stock of silver in the Bank of France has been so much that the directors became seriously and made overtures to the Bank of England for the iu case of of a It is now ascertained that the loan will be no longer required the agitation of the question has caused some uneasiness in the public The Journal dcs Debats of Sunday has a long and able article upon the while it admits that the po sition of affairs is somewhat contends that there is HO real cmc for and that affairs appear to have come to the The be Debats commences by denying that political events have had ything to do n itli the which appears to Ui as rather ex considering that tie French Three per fell 2 per perate should the Americans make farther as the nature of the country southward of the character of the Gulf and the low state of the treasury at is to the per farther prasefcjition of the war by the A general alarm pre vails in the and intestine troubles are for the time put The population of Mexico city has furnished forth a civic guard for the preservation of order and the local protection of life and The American squadron still hovers on the coast but does nothing of any effect beyond stimulating the inhabitants of the principal towns to prepare their They are not of a race likely to be very active withsut some such inducement their enemy is doing them a great It is said tliat Anna has now twenty thousand men with and that he has ordered up the troops at Tampico to join his Such a concentration efhis if the story be gives countenance to the rumour that he intends to march upon But it is at variance with the previous and better authenticated that Atnpudia had bcea directed to evacuate and retreat upon Santa Annas position at San march of not less than three hundred commencing with tbe abandonment of a post which might be without difficulty till Santa Anna came n ere it his intention to ad vance upon but were it once in the possession of the with equal be converted into a strong with bo used to support the base of General Taylors operations in an advance upon San there is very little that is worth defending north of San Luis and to abandon that point and northward would leave the citv of Mexico en tirely should the Americans mike ipseont upon it from Vcra which they might de with the more as the only good road in the kingdom is that begun seme years age bv the and from Jalapa to The greater part of the distance from Vera Cruz to the road is generally practicable for which is more than can he said for any other road from the Gulf coast so far That the Mexi can commander has now a large army with which it is not to be may be a reason he should assume the But his force must be nearly all of that loose and undisciplined description which is best adapted for ami least adapted for encountering that arduous march over a difficult and illsupplied country if he docs not take it upon be a formidable obstacle to the advance of General doil the pro bability of IIH under the circumstances yet It seems that Commodore Stockton has already cut up the captured into three to be added to the Three more stars and stripes to the with about sixty thousand square miles of sandy threefourths of which is WEST The West Indian mail has brought nevrs from Trini dad to the 5th from Jamaica to the 8th from Havannah to the llth and from the Bermudas to the We have few further particulars of the effects of the which seems to have made ilavanuah its 10th and llth sf The ex perience of the Tay was gathered in a voyage from Havannah to Vcra starting from Havannah at five on the It was then blowing hard from and the wind rose from the same for six About eleven it reached its greatest The vessel must then have passed Bahia aad had the shsals and rocks of the Colorados under her With a furious gale from and one hundred and fifty miles of such a without a single accessible and tending but slightly to the to it may be readily believed that her steam alone saved Such seems to have been the impression on board aud it no the true The conclusion of the storm must have tried hardly her machinery and her qualities aa a After seventeen hours steady the wind suddenly about four on the to bv then to or right then round to aad finally settled at going quite round the and settling at ouefourth of its air cuit westward of tho point from which it The vessel be haved well and sustained but little the British West India islands the news is not of a very important na From Jamaica the worst news is the discontent felt by some parties with the sugar The discussion of their probable effect goes on to the exclusion of almost What is said about the weather and the here and is gene rally The crop season had begun in some places the prospect of the yield is And as even in the most discontented circles of planters there are seen either signs of improve ment in the cultivation and management of their or a will ingness to consider suggestions to that the general aspect their condition may be deemed one of goed it not oj present FOREIGN ODDS AND A says one of the French is about to be made at the cemetery of for the purpose of preventing prema ture A salle des morts is to be in which aft bodies are to under the eyes of a scientific for wentysix hours before they are A letter from iu the Augsburg The Pope has decreed a general jubilee of three from the 6th to the 27th of The decree if dated and is countersigned bv Cardinal On this occasionrernis sion of all sins plenissima omnium peccatorum indulgentiu may be obtained on the performance of certain Riots have taken place in various parts of arising from a real or apprehended scarcity ef food and the pressure on the middle and lower as indicated by the large sums withdrawn from the is a symptom of the prevailing distress not be Custa the exMinister of is said to have arrived at PROCLAMATIONS OF following parties having been called upon to surrender to their various tvere de clared to be Carpen and THE BEDFORD the with the har ness aud for above half a uas run between Louden and was disposed of by auction at the repository of Little Britain this having been given np on account of the railway from the London and Birmingham line to DISCONTINUANCE OF MAILS TO The Postoffice his given the usual notice that the mails to transmitted by have beei because the steamers which dur ing the summer and between that port and have been laid up for the winter The authorities appear not to intend taking advantage of the steam traders which now regularly ply between Yarmouth and COMMERCIAL TRAVELLERS SCHOOL FOR ORPHANS AND NECES SITOUS general meeting of the subscribers to f his institution was held at the Londen on Thursday Roberts in the The object of the which has been f mnded about twelve is to aud educate the destitute orphans of and the children of com mercial The meeting on Thursday was for the purpose of agreeing upon a code of rules ior the govorament of the It appears no les than 227 persons have already put down their names as annual suhscribers for the amount of and dona tions to the extent of have been contributed making together the sum of towards this most laudable institu whiek will receive the not only of the great boilv ef but also of the principal commercial houses in the country ;