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nerally known that an Association has been AID OF TUE LABOURING POOR.

set ou foot in the Metropolis for the pur. The f lluing paper intended to promote pose of aiding the endeavours of the purposes of the greatest Benevolence, cannot Country, many benevolent individuals will but prove interesting. The Committee has doubtless come forward in other districts, already directed distributions in some places in which, without some more effectua! means THE COMMITTEE OF THE ASSOCIATION

of relief than they possessed within themFOR THE RELIEF AND BENEFIT OF

selves, the attempt to relieve the existing MANUFACTURING AND LABOURING Poor distress may have been deemed unavailing. cannot but entertain a confident persuasion; Committee, so far as its funds may enable

With these benevolent men the London that this renewed appeal to the approved them, will be happy to co-operate, acting liberality of the Public will find its complete justification in the existing distresses in general on the principle of proportionof the Country. It can scarcely however iug their assistauce to the exertions made be necessary for them to declare, that they in the neighbourhood for its own benefit. never entertained the presumptuous hope,

The Committee will be especially disthat to evils so great and various, any exposed to communicate with the Magisertions they could make would afford au trates, Clergy, and Vestries of the Counadequate remedy. But, besides, that ina-try, and while the Institutiou formed in the bility to relieve the whole of any given Metropolis will become the general depomeasure of distress can never be admitted sitory for the subscriptions of all those, to be a sufficient justification for not afford however widely dispersed in point of resiing relief to the utmost amount in which dence, who may wish to contribute towards it can possibly be administered; the great the relief of their suffering countrymen, the ness of any distress, to the honour of Bri- local Associations will be most competent, tish feeling, has commonly had the effect of both to ascertain, and relieve, the local stimulating the efforts of benevolence, in difficulties and distresses of their several stead of produciug despair and consequent districts; not merely from being more ininaction. The Committee are happy to timately acquainted with their different have it also in their power to state, that, circumstances, but also because, from in administering the contributious formerly knowing the characters and conduct of committed to their management, it was

families and individuals, they will be able abundantly proved, that funds manifestly to direct their chief attention to the more disproportionate to the extent of the dis- industrious and deserving members of the tress, might be productive of a far greater community. measure of benefit, than the most sanguine With respect to the best modes of admiexpectations had originally ventured to nistering relief to the existing distress, anticipate.

the Committee think it unnecessary 10 Still more_Experience soon convinced enter into particulars. The varying wants them that it was not only on pecuniary and circumstances of different districts contributions that they were to rest their will best prescribe the course to be purhopes of benefiting their fellow-subjects; sued. on the contrary, they found, and they owe It is undeniable that the want of emit alike to the Public and to themselves to ployment is one of the most pressing evils make the declaration, that they should of the present period. The Committee have often serve their Country most effectually, therefore heard with vo small pleasure, by cheering the despondency and aiding that many Masters, who had numerous the efforts of benevolent individuals iu the bodies of Workmen in their service, have distressed districts, who had till then re-judiciously, as well as most humanely, conmained inactive, from diffidence of their tinued to employ them all at moderate own powers; but who, when thus encou. work, rather than a reduced number of raged, set themselves in earnest to the im. bands in full occupation. portant work of investigating the circum Again-lt can scarcely be necessary for stances of their several districts, and of as the Committee earnestly to recommend a certaining and carrying into execution the general attention to all practicable means most adviseable methods of relieving the of providing new labour, of a beneficial existing distress.

kind, for those, whose labour is become Under these impressions the Committee redundant in its ordinary employment. In now confidently and earnestly appeal to the many districts it is probable, that an acpublic liberality.-- In many of our great curate inquiry might suggest various agri. towns and populous districts Committees cultural, and other improvements, and for the Relief of the Poor have been already works of general utility ; to which, in the formed, and when once it shall become ge- actual circumstances of the country, sucha

labour might be directed, both with pre That subscribers of one hundred pounds sent and permanent advantage ; and it and upwards be added to the Committee cau scarcely be necessary to declare, that of the Association for the Relief of the in cases of this nature, it will atïord pecu. Manufacturing and Labouring Poor ; that liar satisfaction to the Committee, not only the said Committee have full power to add by their funds, so far as their resources to its number; and to form Sub-Comwill allow, but also, by their established mittees for correspondence or other pur-connections and correspondencies, to for

poscs. ward the accomplishment of such useful That all the Bankers of London and undertakings. On the whole, the Com. Westsinster be requesied to receive Submittee are persuaded, that the liberality of scriptions for the Find. the Public, judiciously applied, in aid of That His Royal Highuess the DUKE OF such plaus as shall be locally adopted, may York be humbly requested to accept the produce extensive and beneficial effects, in grateful thanks of this Assembly for taking multipiying the occupations, supplying the the chair on the present occasion. wants, and diminishing the sufferings of

W. G. CARTER, their fe low-subjects during the present

Temple Chambers, London. severe pressure.

On these grounds the Committee now confidently appeal to the known benevolence of the Public, and venture to request

National Register : that the desired assistance may be granted

BRITISH. with that distinguished liberality which has often relieved the sufferers of other

Windsor Castle, Aug. 9. nations, and with that promptitude which

“ His Majesty has enjoyed good bodily the present exigency so urgently requires. health, and has in general been very tranquil

At the General Meeting, at the City of during the last month ; but there is no change London Taveru, His Royal Highness the

in his Majesty's disorder." Duke of York in the Chair:

(Signed as usual.) RESOLVED,

The following Official Circular is now TAAT there do at this moment exist a

issuing from the War-Office: stagnation of employment, and a revulsion " It appearing that Regiinental Agents of trade, deeply affecting the situation of have declined paying to the Representamany parts of the community, and pro tives of deceased Oficers the balance due ducing many instances of great local dis- to the Officers at the tinc of their death, tress.

except upon Letiers of Administration, That from the experienced Generosity taken out within the See of Canterbury, I of the British Nation, it may be confident- am to apprize you, that such balances, if ly expected that those, who are able to remitted to you from abroad, may be paid afford the means of relief to their fellow- under Administration taken out in any subjects, will contribute their utmost en part of the United Kingciom. deavours to reniedy, or alleviate, the suf (Signed) « PALMERSTON." ferings of those who are particularly dis

Addressed“ To Agents." tressed.

Atalate Council an order was agreed upon That although it be obviously impossi- to be issued, sanctioning the new coinage : ble for any association of individuals to at- also orders for new seals for the Colonies, tempt the general relief of difficulties af. in consequence of the late addition to the fecting so large a proportion of the public, Hanoverian arms. yet that it has been proved by the expe An order was received on Wednesday, rience of this Association that most im- June 31, at Woolwich, for 836 pieces of portant and extensive Benefits may be de- ordnance to be shipped for Canada. ¿Conrived from the co-operation and

veyance for these, and some other stores, respondence of a Society in the Metropo- has been advertised for, in the following lis, encouraging the efforts of those bene- Notice issued from the Transport Board: volent individuals who may be disposed to

“ Transport Office, July 31, 1916.---Wanted associate themselves in different districts conveyance of the under-mentioned stores, viz. for the relief of their several neighbour- 5,200 tons of ordnance stores to Canada. hoods.

“Tenders to be received on Saturday, the 3d Tut a subscription be immediately of August next." opened, and contributions generally solicit This intelligence excited a considered for carrying into effect the objects of able sensation in the city, in which it was this Association.

considered as bcaring au hostile aspect.

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PARLIAMENTARY REPORT ON TYTIES.

the rent not paid, nor sufficient distress 1. Resulved, That it is the opinion of found upon the premises. this Committee, that it is expedient to 11. That it is the opinion of this Commitenable ecclesiastical proprietors of tithes tee, that the tithe proprietor shonid not to grant leases thereof, so as to bind their be restricted from recovering the tithe rent successors under due regulations.

or coinposition by due course of law, in 2. That it is the opinion of this Com- the same manner as be may now recover mitte that the term of such leases should the value of or composition for tithes, not exceed fourteen years.

wbere substracted. S. That is the opinion of this Com 12. That it is the opinion of this Commit. mittee, that such leases should only be tee, that a general form of a lease or grant granted with previous consent of the patron should be framed ; and that no stamp duty and the Bishop of the diocese.

should be payable on such lease or grant, 4. That it is the opinion of this Com- unless the lithe rent or composition exceed mittee, that the consent of the Bishop pounds a year. should not be given until he has been fur 13. That it is the opinion of this Commitnished with a certificate upon oath, by a tee, that the lay owners of impropriate competent surveyor to be named by such tithes, being tenants for life and for years, Bishop, and to be paid by the contracting determinable on a life or lives, or tenants parties, that the tithe rent or composition in tail or tenants in fee, 'subject to be proposed, is a fair and just equivalent for determined by executory devise or shifting the tithes so to be leased during the term to use, have the like power of leasing such be granted.

tithes for any term not exceeding 14 years. 5. That it is the opinion of this Commit 14. That it is the opinion of this Committee, that such leases should only be granted tee, that a like power be given to all to the proprietors of the land.

corporate bodies, whether lay or spiritual, 6. That it is the opinion of this Commit- being owners of impropriate tithes. tee, that in any new law to be enacted 15. That it is the opinion of this commitfor this purpose, it would be expedient to tee, that no lease shall be valid to bind the define who should be considered the pro- successor, reversioner, or remainder man, prietors of the land for the purpose of tak- where any other cousideration is given than ing such leases.

the annual tithe rent or composition declar7. That it is the opinion of this Commit- ed in such lease. tee, that the leases to such proprietors of 16. That it is the opinion of this Commitlauds should be appurtenant to, and run tee, that the power of leasing tithes, as it with the laud in the pature of a real cove at present by law exists, should not be nant, and that the occupier under leases taken away or diminished. now existing shall have the option and June 18, 181 the right, on a notice within a year after

FINANCES. the date of the lease of the titbes, of retaining the tithes during the continuance

The permanent Taxes for the week of his lease in the land, on payment to the ending August 2, 1816, exceeded those in lessee of the tithe rent, or a just portion the corresponding week of 1815 by £1,074; thereof.

but the amount in the whole quarter 8. That it is the opinion of this Commit-ending August 2, 1816, was less than that tee, that in case of a voidance of the lid of the corresponding quarter, in 1815, by ving, by death or otherwise, a proportion £154,451,: the decrease in the Iur Taxes of the rent should be paid to the incum- in the period ending Aug. 2, last, has been bent, or his representative, up to the time nearly £1,200,000, which arises from the of such voidance.

abolition of the Income Tax and of the Mar 9. That it is the opinion of this Commit- Mall Tur. tee, that the said tithe rent or composition should be recoverable by distress, as if the

By an Act of the last Session of Parliasame were a rent charge upon the lands; ment chap. 58, a penalty of 2001. is imposed and that the lessee of the tithes shall have on any brewer usiog sugar, or any ingrea remedy by distress, against the occupier dient whatever, but malt and hops, in the agreeing to retain the tithe.

process of brewing. A penalty of 5001. is 10. That it is the opinion of this Commit- also imposed upou druggists, or any person tee, that the tithe proprietor should bave whatever, selling to a brewer any ingredithe option of avoiding the lease, in case

ent of any kind, to be used in the process the tithe rent be in arrear for three calen- of brewing. dar months, after notice in writing de Erratum. p. 864. line 19, for every bushal manding the same from the lessee, and of malt, read quarter.

His Royal Highness the Duke de Berri get gold, and fearful of keeping the bankhas subscribed 2001. to the fund for the er's potes, have got all their httle savings relief of the distressed poor in England, in silver. with an intimation that he will give a The IVeather. One of the Correspondmonthly contribution of 501. till the spring. ents of a Bath Paper gives from the Vie

This is a very noble and princely donation, morandum Book of an ancestor, the foland has justly claimed general approba- lowing record of a harvest, the earliest, tion, and shows a generosity of disposition perhaps, ever known in this country :which may counterbalance a mu titude of those foibles which, perhaps falsely, have King George, it so came to pass by the sea

“ In the year 1718, being the 4th year of been ascribed to his Royal Higbness.

sonableness of the weather that wheat was Enormous French Mortar.

reapt at Saltford, near Bath, on the 10th It must be in the recollection of most of day of July, and much more about Bath, our readers, :hat the French generals used, knew in all my life, who am now in the

S or 4 day after, which was what I never at the siege of Cadiz, mortars of a larger 75th year of my age. size than were ever before seen; being

ANTHONY ELKINGTON." unfit for the purpose of throwing shells, the shot were filled with lead; when it was

Steam Boats.An excellent idea has found they carried a distance of three miles been suggested, to make the powers of over the bay into Fort St. Mary. One of steam safer and more available-namely, these mortars, which weighs 1300 cwt.

to construct a compact vessel to contain was brought to England, and lodged in wothing else but the steam engine and the arsenal at Woolwich, where a model of apparatus, and accommodation for two it was made and sent to the Prince Regent. men to work it--this vessel, to be called a The exhibition of this extraordinary instru- steam dragger, acting like a team of borses ment of war has been delayed till a

on the water, to be hired out and employsuitable bed of brass was made for it to ed in dragging vessels of any size up and be placed in : this has recently been com down rivers, out of harbours and bays, pleted, with appropriate military and na

when land-locked. tional devices. After due consideration it CLOTH.--It is a circumstance descrving has been resolved to place this extraor- remark, that although the price of wool dinary instrument of war on the parade in has fallen to what it was nearly twenty St. James's-park, near the iron railing, ex years ago, and the manufacturers are not actly opposite the centre arch or carriage able to give employment to their workmen, way of the Horse Guards.

yet the sellers of cloth and the tailors in It was opened to public view during the general, keep up their prices as if the orsalute fired in honour of the Prince Reoriele remained at the prices it brought sis gent's birth-day, on the twelfth of August; years ago. and has since that time been visited by

Lord Playor's Escursion. great numbers of people.

The Lord Mayor of London arrived at Hoarders of Silver.

South End, on his route for Rochester. The wife of one of the Church-war- Four hundred tickets had been issued; and dens of Monmouth was lately thrown into about 200 gentlemen and ladies sat dowu consternation, on being informed that the to an excelient dipper at the Royal Hotel, silver in general circulation was mostly and iu the evening there was a most of a spurious nature, and would not be splendid ball, and the dancing was kept taken at the Mint in exchange for the new

up until six o'clock the following morning. coin: the fear of a great loss induced her On coming ashore, the Lord Mayor's trunk, to communicate a secret she had long kept, with all bis apparel, was missing, but it that by saving and hoarding of shilling was shortly afterwards picked up at sea ; a she had accumulated the amount of £300. lady, in his Lordship's suite, was less fortu.

A shopkeeper and neighbour of hers nate; a box, with elegant dresses, jewels, found also, upon the like report, up

&c. was washed overboard, and lost. wards of £100 in silver, although both A Society is forming at Deal, to becalled had frequently been unwilling to ac

The Fisherman's Friends," for the pur commodate their customers with change, pose of curing herrings, according to the expressing, in joud ternis, their wouder Dutch method, for home and foreign what was gone with all the silver, and consumption. their apprehensions that, like the gold, it As mucb salmon arriver, in one or two would never return again. There are in days of last week, at Billingsgate, from stances of servants, also, who, unable to Leitha and other places, as, at only 4d. per

lb, would sell for 10,000).-Salmon was we may hope to see that lately dreary sold in Thames street at 210 per lb. to tract clothed in the green livery of the carry round the country.

woods, and luxuriant fields of cor! growPurchaRD FISHERY. Many shoals of ing where once appeared the boy and fish have appeared along the Cornish mire. The roads are greatly improved. coast, but hitherto with ovly partial success Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. to the fishermen. In the present dearth of employment, it is most desirable that these the 1715 July, in the consecration of a

A very interesting siene took place on fisheries should be prosecuted to the at: chapel built in the Forest of Dean, Gloumost extent, not only from the healthful cestershire through the exertions of the food they afford to the lower classes, but Rev. J. M. Proiter, who, aier labouritig the advantages given to various tradesmen amongst the poor miners and co!liers for 12 in providing the necessary articles for

years, has the satisfaction of seeing his uncarrying them on.

wearied assiduity blessed in an established In the night of Monday week, the Flora Church-the first place of our ship ever of London, wbich had just taken in her knowu iv that large tract of extra-parochial cargo from Nesham and Co.'s staiths, at land. The sacrifices which have been Sunderland, bles up with a terrible ex

made for the attainment of this national plosion. The deck.beams were broken, object, though many, were borne with the and the decks completely torn up, with utmost cheerfulness. considerable other damage. This accident

Chepstow Bridge was opened on the is supposed to have been occasioned by a 24th ult, amidst the acclamations of thouboy going between decks with a lighted sands of spectators. The foundation stone candle, by which some carburetted hwdro

was laid on the 13th of April, 1815; and gen gas, arising from the inflammable state the work has been completed in a period of the coal, was ignited.

of less thau fifteen mouths aud a half. A party of Gentlemen, consisting of the

White Clover. prmripal inhabitants of Burslem, and its

Lately Sir Wm. Rowley, Bart. M. P. and vicinitv, dined together on the 26 ult. in

many other agricultural gentlemey from commemoration of cutting the first clod of Suffolk and Essex, visited ”Little Horksley the Grand Trunk Canal, hy the late Josiah Hall, near C'olchester, to view Mr. Gos'ing's Wedgwood, Esq. being the 50th or jubilee new and beautiful species of White ('lover year of that event. Enoch Wood, Esq. (now standing for seed) which, after a was called to the Chair, and in the course of the evening addressed the company in

perseverance of 15 years' cultivation, he

has at length brought to perfection. The a very eloquent speech, containing much crop is very aboudant, and justiv claims curious and interesting information on the general approbation. Mr. Gosling bas subject of earthen-ware; he exhibited se

received the thanks of the board of veral specimens, the production of different

Agriculture. periods within the last 150 years, which he

A lioness, belonging to Messrs. Gillan had selected from his Cabinet of Antiqui- and Atkins's collection of wild beasts, lately, ties, and which afforded much gratification at Kettering, whelped three males aud one to the company.

female, Sporting.-The wet season is said to have

SCOTLAND. been very destructive to the broods of

Eartlyuche, partridges; but those of moor game bave

About 11 o'clock on Tuesday nighi, flourished, and are in great abundance.

Aug. 13, a violent shock was felt in Scot The pheasanis, rabbits, and harts, have ail

land, extending from Inverness, through bred well, and the different rabbit warrens were never known to shew a more abun. Forres to Aberdeen, and there to Perth,

slightly at Glasgow, and more sliginiy at dant stock.

Edinburgh and Leith. The accounts vary The operations of the Inclosure Act are as to the duration : one from Aberdeen making rapid progress on the Forest of De

says, il lasted six seconds; from Forres, lamere, in Cheshire; immense waters of | 20 seconds; at Inverness, the concussion oals, and other forest trees, are alreatly I lasted a miunte, and there it was most planted--farm houses are erecting--and violeut. the walls of the new parish churih are The walls of lionses could be observed to risiog some feet from the foundation. ni shake, and alarmed the people very much. considerable quantity of the inclosed land The streets were a rowded to excess; every is laid down in wheat, oats, barley, tur person hurrying to the fields. On going nips, clover, &c. aud thus, in a few years, out, a glow of lieat was very seusibly feit, VOL. IV. No. 34. Lit. Pan. N. S. Sept. 1.

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