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Atlas (Newspaper) - August 4, 1838, London, Middlesex TRA-NSMISSION OF ''THE ATLAS" BY POST TO FOREIGN COUNtRIES. We are indwed, hy numrow appUcaiimi on tliit tul^eef, to state, for the information cf our Suhtcribert, that " The Atlat" may be transmitted free of pottage, through ike General Post Offices, to the folloioirtg ^places: Antigua Bbebiob BtJBKos Ayrbs CEPHAtouiA Demebara Gibbaitau > , HAMBtmoHl Baoota Bahauas Babbaboes Canada CotCMBiA ' Denmark Ghbnada (New) Heupolano CAbadoas Co&vv . Dominica Gjreeoe ' Homdubas GARTHiTalSNA COXHAVBN FilANOB � HALIFAX lONIAN.ISLBS " can afeofie^fawBirtted, upon payment of one penny, U}VK;BTQiTKE MA^ . KILKENNY. Times-If Joseph Hutoe, bjr the grace of Darnel O'Con-nell, member for Kilkeimy, cou^d possibly sink lower in the slough of degradation than Jie fpund himself when he declared that he would vote black white to keep the Whigs in office, the letter, he has lately addressed to the mayor of Kilkenny would have plunged him still deeper in the d^rt. But tl^at ^^ot .possible; and his public jntirtitition that l^e is prepared to ,tuin '^R^'ea^^r** Sp^k not increase hi8,prete^su>i|kSs1^^ -and a pliant joint of the tau/ Itils a^ actof tiomagi to his master, Daniel, and to tlie :priest�i wholn Daniel serves and worships y and the reason that it thus publicly perfornied for the ifirs^ found in th^; fact,t^h{{t even .the " muddle-iieadedfeljow" himself lias^^at last discovered what has been ^ppareni .enough for yeais to all the rest of the kinj^dom--namely, thatliis. political iniquity ihasdeprived^&^ presenting a British cdnstitaency in FarHament. Joseph, mfac^ proclaiioDis' himself ready to become' a' Riepealeri only torinake assuranj;e doul^^ a work of> supererogation.' M^was already known, because- he! ha4 already'declared hiniself tobeoapable of any deg[ree of pjoMcia Baseness for the purpose of servi|ag a jiarty i Th&'c^dtiddusniesii Of tliiia prbc^eiSaf On fart df Joseph manifests itself even in thq language, in, w^^ph he/an-, nounces his conversion to the repeal of the union. Whm he was endeavouring to excite rebellidn in Canada his tone was tax more bluff and bold. Thus in his famous epistle to the traitor M'Kenziie he writes as follows ' Your triumphant election on, the. 16th,. and'qjectlQii fiepni the Assembly' onitheI7th,.niust.l^asten; that crtsts vhieh it faat.apprcteKMng,in the afi&irs of the Cwnada^, and -which will tenoinate in independence and freedom from theMnefiil domination of 1lie,rnother country. In aletter to'the Bepealer, Mr.iSuHivan/ however^ he incites to mischief In these much miMi0^nvey tohimthegrateMtl^anks of a large; jurop^^rait^ community fbr the ability and zetd with wMe^a#|d^ the investigation and settlement of the qiiiiBm9M4^^ assurance-which he has pub- licly giV^ .fflE^Jm in case x of need, to resume thci. ti^ cltipBI ttici session of l^wt'liament. 3ut then comes the j^Uestionof what is to be done in the meantime, for we iKlt�'Wtell%ware^^t those who seek to secure to themselv^ advantages suptosed to be conferred on them by rMdbNlll^S case, wi|r, at on?e qverw;helm thd quarter 8e8^ips^.j^^ fir;?t, as tq the soundness of ute law alleged to be involved in the ^0d�lreU decisiotfi^^^^^^^ W^^^ strqn^st opinion that this alleged, law was pot in con* #napipf|?i)Hf't^ are'nowcbn- ntnied in that" opinion by the unqriiiliQed assertions:of the 4#m!^f Oeneimy siiimo^ and a large proportion of the eminent lawyers of the day, that this allegea law would not bfe conftrtned under a second appeal tp th^ Queen's Bepch.* '.So much for the law of the cisise.. Now aS^t we caiii only say, that it,would appear-to us t6 be anything but just or reasonable to feix the landowner in the first instance to the full extent, of his owni^^^^i^^ measured by the rental of his property, and then to tais'him for the double ability of hisitehapt,!^^^^ profit, and secondly by the profi.tpf the capital nepessarily invested by him in the management of the property^ As to the practicability of rating farmers' and other tenants' profits, we would beg to qbsei^e that the Parochial Assessments Act imperatively requires that in rating land it shall be assessed at its net, rent, only. If, therefore, the attempt is made to rate the- farmer's profit, it must be in his character of an inhabitant; and then, if the class of inhabitants be rated, all must be so rated-the tradesman for his profits of trade; the clergyman for his fees, dues, and oflRerings; and every other inhabitant for his personal ability, for this purpose it will be necessary that the overseer should, itt rating each occupier, distinguish the propertrirfoFwhich he rates him as occupier from that fbr which he rates him a inhabitant; and thus, nnmerous additions to .tfeje particulars required by the Parochial Assessments Act^^will befound necessary, for no rate set out in any other maiioajeivriU be lawf^ or can be enforced. Now, when property constituting personal lability is so described, the difficulty arises of determining its rateable value, a dil&c'u% acknowledged to be so great, that the courts of law haW invari^^ tepanced every attempt to carry it into effect, though admitting at the same time its stjicfc legality. It borne m mind that the Parochial Assessments Act, passed for the express purpose of securing uniformity m the mode of rating, will no longer tolerate the adoption of any arbitrary or conventional scale of value, though parties were, prior to thepassing of that act, not unfre-quently judicially told that they might consult convenience in the adoption of any scale of value, provided that equality was still preserved amongst all the rate-payers. Now, overseers will do wisely to ibear this in mind; for any attempt to blend the net rental of land with any other profit will render their rate null and void, as decland by the Parochial Assessments Acf. That this is strictly the fact under the existing law we defy" any one to disprove. With these convictions strongly impressed upon us, we, of course, can see no necessity for; any ulterior judicial proceedings; but at the same time we are aware that a contrary opinion amongst the interested parties is stoutly maintained, and that numerous appeals are now in progress towards trial at the ensuing quarter sessions. Under these circumstances we would urgently recommend, for the purpose, of avoiding costly and irritating litigation, and of preventing clencal titheowners placing themselves in angry colhsion with their parishioners, that some parties in whom both the conflicting interests have confidence Should be selected to arrange the terms of an amicable suit, by which the whole question of law may be decided with the least possible delay, inconvenience, and expense, and at tlie same time with the most unequivocal and conclusive results. With this object in view, the parties would of course select two distinct cases; the one involving- the question with the titheowner, and the other with the occvipiers of hereditaments yielding np tenant's profit. This wottld-appear to us to be the most wise and prudent course to pursue at the present moment, and we have no doubt that she arrangement may easily be efffected, and the requisite funds collected from the two conflicting interests, if hut oncesetaboul^judi|ciously. To secure, now-ever, a final hearing in the Queen's Bench during the next Michaelmas term, no time hiust .be lost; and, under this impression, we would take the liberty of pointing to two gentlemen^ who have pire-eminently distinguished themselves in connection with' this question, as the most-fit parties to negbci^te the necessary preliminaries, viz., to Mr. Shawlicfevre, as the introducer of the declaratory Parochial Assessments Bill, aud to the Rev. Tithe Oom-missioner Jones, as the recognised able; advocate of the clerical titheowner's cause. We veiitiire to throw out this suggestion under the ^pressing emergency of the case, wit^ the best possible intentions, and must trust that ndtlier. gentleman! will be ojSended by our having pre-' sumed to doso. * QREEE: INtERFERENCE.WITH THl^ lONUN ISLANDS. , MoBNiNoPo8T--We have recently observed in the files of the iSofei'i-a paper published at Athens, and which has been struggling into existence''for the last two years, sometimes suspended fbr months,: sometimes violently rating at King Otho and his Bavarians, and sometimes pounnguponliim .fulsome adulation-in fact, a good specimen of what the press must be in a countiy where there is no respectable class, no principle to support it fifthly, who exercise a sort of controul, by means of an ovtr-bearing ,pioliee, which is extended even to individual opinions, carries its inquisition ibto the privacy of families, incriminates the discourse df confidential friends, and thus destroys the attachment of individuaU, and the boads of friendship, and the cobfldence between man told man'; and sixthly, who prohibit and forbid the exercise of typographic irf-, dastry,'ahd throw insurmountable difficulties in the way of public education and popular instruction, and prevent evcii the schools'from developing themselves according to the wants of the c6untJry^ ' ' These are heavy charges, and boldly made. , Wtw, they ought to be brought forward; but if hot, thjs'.i^rst attempt at disturbing a peaceable and thriving state should be early checked, if our ministers do not feeil that siioh a policy would be difficult of executi0p;ip^^ having already permitted the standard of Revolt ,apd revolution in other states to be reared in, tile British do- minions, by establishing a free press in Malta, which will certainly be^evote^ to this wicked and'malignant purpose. pur^c ;