SUMMARY OF ENGLISH NEWS, FROM- STH JULY TO STH SEPTEMBER, Received per ' Titan,' from London.
The debate on the Foreign Policy of Lord Palraerston was closed by a majority of 46 in favor of the Ministry. The gist of this animated and able debate was, whether Great Britain should become a party to the reactionary movements of the continent, identify herself with Russia, and to which Lord Palmerston js opposed. The last speech of Sir Robert Peel was delivered on this debate on the morning of the 29th June. On the evening of the same day, it was announced that he had fallen from his horse amid the gay throng on Constitution Hill. A series of bulletins followed till Tuesday, the 2nd July, and closed at 11 20, p.m., with the sad intelligence — ' Sir Robert Peel is just" dead !' It appears that he had fallen from his horse in a swoon, having been noticed under alarming symptoms, probably appoplective, before he had mounted. — An American squadron had arrived in the Tagus to enforce payment of £70,000 claimed by the United States, and threatning reprisals unless satisfied by 11th July. — Public funeral for the remains of Sir R. Peol proposed by Lord John Russel, but declined in deference to expressed wishes of the deceased to be buried privately at Drayton. He had been a member of .the House of Commons 40 year?. — The new franchise for Ireland had been fixed by the Commons at £8, but was raised by the peers to £15. The Earl of St. Germains (Elliot) proposed the medium sum of £12, to which ministers would have agreed, but the Tories, headed by Lord Brougham ! carried the higher sum by a* majority of 20. — The Government and Puseyites are at issue on the subject of schools, the former insisting upon a lay element in the management, which the Puseyites reject. — Revenue for year ending midsummer, 1850, £50,414,750; previous year, £49,198,883 ; aggregate increase, £1,215.867. — In the Gorham case, the Bishop of Exeter's rule nisi was finally given against him by all the Judges, he being thereby called upon, nolens volens,to induct Mr. Gorham. Are the Bishops' living or his principles therefore to be most dear to him ? He can hardly stick to both. — • The duke of Cambridge died Bth July, aged 76. — The site -for the Exhibition of Industry being in Hyde Park has been warmly opposed by Lords Brougham and Campbell; by the former beause foreigners were saving money to attend it, and being socialists, would bring pollution and rapine along with them; and by plain John Campbell (that was) because of having detected that the flue of a steam-engine would take its temporary stand within hail of his windows, and which he averred to be illegal and unconstitutional ! How could Punch and the peers get; on without the eccentricities of this amusing pair? — The Abolition of the ViceRoyalty of Ireland Bill has been postponed for the session. — On the motion of Mr. Locke, a committee of enquiry has been appointed by the Commons, with a view to f re-open the postoffice on Sunday. The state of this question is, a majority out of doors (and the Queen along with it) so vast; arid decided as to command the House. Ministry are on the other side, and would fain adhere tb Locke, but must ultimately fail— the country is against them. — Sir R. Peel has left a special direction that no memmember of his family 'shall accept the peerage. He had himself regarded/ the Upper House as the tomb s o/ Ecclesiastical Commission : Mr. Gladstone and. Mr. S.^Herbert (Puseyites) to thfleiFect of, gradually freeingwthe IChurch from the tramiriels.bf the State i"?m other words, that their- party be made free, to walk, out- with lithe whole wealth atfd,po^er,,;BCclesiastical,>,of the .Church of Engktid/&d,flfereyith to enact, the Bishop I r\f V.vatav uriril 'i+'mavVkioneo fhorn tn fivifl flint.-
after all, the unhappy pio nono is their rightful lord and master. This the evangelical party dreads, and hence its time-serving inconsistency on the other side — of resisting every reform, lest it should enable their opponents to expel them. — General Taylor, President of the United States, died suddenly, in his 74th year, on the 9th July, and was succeeded in office by Mr. Fillmore, who was sworn in on the 10th. — Annuities to Members of the Royal Family: The present Duke of Cambride is to have £1 2,000 a year, and his sister £3,000. Since the accession of George the Third, when the hereiditary estates of the Crown were made over to Parliament, those possessions, mismanaged as they are, have yielded to the country £11-6,000,000; while the sum voted to members of the Royal family, during the same period, has only amounted to £69,000,000, leaving a balance of £47,000,000 in favor of the country. — A Banquet was given to Lord Palmerston, on the successful defence of his Foreign Policy, by the Reform Club. No other cabinet minister was present, nor apology for absence received, except from Lord John Russel. — A person named Bennisou, a native of Ireland, has been sentenced to death in Edinburgh for bigamy and murder. The trial lasted two days, and excited attention from its unhappy resemblance to the case of Rush — the blending of religious assumptions with atrocity of crime. — The 'Peace' and 'Aborigines Protection ' societies having denounced Sir J. Brooke, as a plunderer and murderer, and a disgrace to his country, and having proceeded to attack him in Parliament, by help of the honest ,but credulous Joseph Hume, the case was so conclusively exposed by Mr. Drummond (member for West Surrey) to the effect that said societies had made themselves the dupes of an unscrupulous person named "Wyse, that Hume withdrew from the charge. Cobden transferred it from Sir James to Her Majesty's navy, and the House found that the parties attacked were really pirates, and deserved what they got. — A meeting on the Gorham case, consisting of fully 2,000 persons, chiefly clergymen, at which the display of white chokers and single-breasted coats was tremendous, has been held in St. Martin's Hall. The men looked earnest, and should Government be firm, a Puseyite secession may ere long be expected, either to Rome, or as a Free Church of England. How completely opposite in tendency and principle from the Disruption in Scotland !— A battle was fought 25th July between the Danes, 40,000 strong, and the Schleswig-Holstein force of 30,000, in which the former prevailed, though unable from exhaustion to pursue. The loss, including both sides, said to be from seven to ten thousand men, killed, wounded, and missing. 'Jews Emancipation:' nearly three years have elapsed since the return of Baron Rothschild as a city member, his colleague, the Premier, being pledged to some measure to enable the Baron to take his seat. The attempted measures of -of the first and second years were thrown out by the Lords, and Lord John had so far lost heart on the third year (1850) as to notify the postponement of his Bill, whereupon the steam got up in the city ; a mob procession was proposed to St. Stephens, but ended in the Baron making Ms appearance at the table of the House, demanding to be sworn in upon the Old Testament, but .which could not answer the end, until the words of the- oath — ' on the true faith of a Christian,' he rescinded, by Act of Parliament. And so the Baron and his constituents must again haug on. — i The -British Association for the Advancement of Science ' met at Edinburgh on 31st July,' for its transactions of 1850. The change of place, or • venue,' as lawyers call it, of these annual meetings, is found specially important as regards geology. I Local and private museums, which would not " otherwise be heard of, are thus brought under, the eye of the master spirits of the age, so as to fill up blanks, and throw farther light on that which was already established. — France is decidedly uneasy, and with no indication of rest.' Forsaking revelation, it seems appointed, as it were, to illustrate the madness and horrors of apostacy. With socialism, communism, Jesuitism tearing its own vitals, — its ' razias ' in Africa; setting the priest, it repudiates over the liberties of the Romans ; and its minor enactments of the same kind in Tahiti — what can be said of this, the most civilised of the continent, but that it is a people given over to its madness, and that they who consider it ,niay learn wisdom?— -Institution -OF Mr. Gor-. ham : 'On Tuesday (6th August) Mr. Gorham v was instituted into the living of BamfordSpeke by Sir H. Jenner Fust, at the Court of Arches : 'We do give you,' said the Judge, ' true, lawful, cononical institution, "'and do' invest you with-all the rights and appurtenances. - thereunto belonging, and do commit to you the/1% care of the souls of the parishioners of the s^id parish." — Austria and Prussia are xscoiil- ■ ing at each other as rivals of the German ascendency, the one pretending to be liberal and-^" the other paternal, but each giving practical ' note of a more simple regime, viz., the paid soldiers and the desimated mass. But how long are German soldiers to be thus isolated andmade'!the butchers of their brethren P The^next reaction must be sweeping and appalling.;- and we may surely predicate that it is a lather, not a Na- - poleon, that is finally to bring peace and Eng- .' Ksh liberty to the hearths of the continent.-—^ Gorham Case,: It is in legal circles'^ that the whole costs" have been, upwards"- o1|!\ £80,000^ Tfteipharge, h'ovevele, it may be pre- ..'- sumed, falls^not updn.th^J^BftiopjOf 'E^eter'aiKL>/ Mr. Gor hara^ujb- $& hig"S '^W^^cK^f^H^a^ 1 ' 1 * ties. —^PaYliamea\*was^pforo^fe(3pM^^.^'&^ • Jeuty iii persbrrl s&.|i^ujst'.^TH^^,^i3y^jt -,ing visited King ™Lebp'om;^t : ."Q^^^^^^^S day,, proceeded to.her usual*Kut?aSin^^p^^^^g , a^Balmoralfin Scdtiand;^l^d|^ffl^^@^ 'Bong of the French, dS^^WwESBSBi •26th--Aueust. aeed 77 --:fe#,^ffl^W
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SUMMARY OF ENGLISH NEWS, FROM- STH JULY TO STH SEPTEMBER, Received per 'Titan,' from London., Otago Witness, Issue 2, 22 February 1851
SUMMARY OF ENGLISH NEWS, FROM- STH JULY TO STH SEPTEMBER, Received per 'Titan,' from London. Otago Witness, Issue 2, 22 February 1851
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