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band appeared, and the priest directed the there to be a conviction, aod an attempt to
vengeance of his followers against the un- execute a sentence, the consequences might
happy man, by the signal, “ At him, boys." be dreadful ;-and this is an impartial ad-
The poor Protestant was instantly assailed ministration of the laws !!!”
and cruelly beaten, the door of his house
was forced, and the dying woman was car-
ried in a state of insensibility to another

On the 5th of Marcb, on the lands of house in which she was anointed and in Triboo, two miles from Redhills, in the which sbe died. Such scenes have too fre

county of Cavan, a most cruel murder was quently occurred in remote parts of the kingdom, but this transaction took place perpetrated. The viction was Thomas Beatty, within a few miles of the seat of Govern- Beatty, a constable. · They were usually

about twenty years of age, son to John ment; and what follows is, at least an

intrusted with the collection of the county alarming novelty. The injured Protestant,

cess; there was some misunderstanding as soon as he bad recovered sufficient

among the tenants, some of whom not only strength, went before a magistrate to lodge

refused to pay, but were prepared to resist an information against the ruffians who had

any one who should enforce it; the young been guilty of the outrage upon himself, and the profanation of his wife's dying tinusly, was assailed by two men and four

man above ipeņtioned, advancing incauchamber. The magistrate bad firmuess

wonen, armed with shafts of spades, graffs, enough to receive the information. This

&c., One of the men, coming behind Beatty, unexpected display of courage alarmed and

struck bim to the ground, when they all fell irritated the priest ; be rode to the magistrate's house, questioned him as to his

upon him ; on the father's attempting to

sare him, they left the son, and began at excuse for receiving the information, and

him, and while they were thus engaged, concluded by telling him that he must not

a woman, observing the son revive a little, dare * to return the information to the

struck him on the bead with a loy shaft and sessions. The magistrate's resolution bow

fractured his skull: then they all erer did not fail him; the priest traversed

The father carried his son into a field, and until the next sessions, and in the mean

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yran for assistance; medical aid, was protime the witnesses will be terrified, or

cured, but all in vain; he lived in great bribed to silence, or murdered. Were

agonyfor three days, and expired. The Our readers may be enabled to under- ^ ruffian who first struck him ran to a house, 3rstand this threat the nuore clearly by learn- and swore be bad “ sent a Protestant to ving, that in a western county a Roman Ca- hell.The young man was a member of tholic prelate publicly boasted that the te- ; the Belturbet, infantry. A coroner's invision of the Commission of the peace for quest was held on the body, who returned - that and the adjoining counties had been

a verdict accordingly.-Dublin Evening confided to him, in order that be might Mail. purge the Magistracy of Orangemen.

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PROPORTION OF CRIME AMONG PROTESTANTS AND ROMAN

CATHOLICS ON THE CONTINENT. “It is an indisputable truth," says M. man Catholic, when compared with those Villers (a Roman Catholic writer), “ that in the Protestant. Cantons, is in the promore 'crimes are com pitted in Catholic portion of four and eren six to one. At countries than in those inhabited by Pró- Augsburg, the inhabitants of whose terri. testants.". During his residence for sereral tory profess both religions, out of 946 years in a city of Protestant Germany, he malefactors, who were

years, only 184 being committed, either in that city, or in scarcely cver heard of a theft or murdered in tbe course of te 79 and condemn

were Protestants, that is, one in five, In the extensive district dependent on it; but the seven United Provinces, the celebrated whenever, during that period, bę visited Mr. Howard computed that not more than his family, which dwelt in a Roman Catho- four or six executions took place every lic city, containing nearly the same num- year. - At Amsterdam, upwards of a cenber of inbabitants, be constantly bebeld the tury ago, only one execution happened in a criminal tribunal orerwhelmed with bor

year, although that city then contained a rible causes,--robberies, forgeries, and population of about 250,000 souls. Noassassinations. M. Robmann, President of dern Italy, on the contrary, is the country the Special Tribunal of Mayence, in his of assassination, and Rome is its head Coup d'eil sur l'Etat des quatre Departe- quarters. Lists of condemned criminals mens du Rhin (Surrey of the State of the are priuted, periodically, in that city: and four Departments of the Rhine), asserts, one of these, from the 15th of June to the that the number of malefactors in the Ro- 13th of July 1805, something less than a

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month, contained a catalogne of 86 crimi- turbed state of the country, it may be oalnals, who were condemned for thefts, mur- culated, that many more criminals escape ders, rapes, &c.; a frightful number this, detection than can be brougbt to trial. when it is considered how many crimes are Murder ... suffered to pass with impunity, at Rome, Burning Houses and Corn

16 Conclusim of the Sixth Report of the Law Assembling by night and attacking sanne Bible Society, for 1822 *.

Houses ..

17 To this statement we add, with feelings Whiteboy Offences of horror, the state of the calendar for trial Burglary.

24 at the ensuing assizes for the county of Rape

17 Cork, one of the most l'opish districts of Abduction Ireland; and in which, in the preseut dis- Conspiracy to murder

Hougbing and stealing Cattle ... 48 * The abore is translated from a late Highway Robbery and other Offencus .117 number of the Mélanges de Beligion, de Morale, et de Critique sacrée, published at

Total ...304 Nismes in the South of France.

GIBRALTAR-BARBARY-SIERRA LEONE.
Extract of a private Letter. next destination was Sierra Leone, where I

-This inconrenience was in some spent a nionth most agreeably, chiefly on degree alleriated by a residence of tbree shore with the chaplain, who showed himweeks at Gibraltar, interesting from its si- self “ given to hospitality.” Need I say, tuation as well as the events which bare that to the Christian eye this place presents there transpired, but much more by the a vost pleasing scene? The trafficker in society of some pious friends to whom I was human blood may view it with rancour, aud introsluced. We next visited the coast of breathe its destruction ; the mere politician Barbary, where the most novel scene of the may regret the vast expenditure of money voyage was presented to my notice. No trace where a return must unavoidably be slow of European manners or customs; all was and remote; but the Christian sees the blind bigotry and intolerance. Many de- finger of God disposing our rulers liberally scendants indeed of Abraham and the patri- to contribute to the continuance of a coloarchs, but, as in all other places, exhibit ny, where so much opportunity is afforded ing a vation scattered, peeled, and trodden of declaring the glad tidings of salvation. I under foot: their countenances in many bad the pleasure of seeing verified the stateinstances the most interesting imaginable, ments of the Missionary Register, and of but sunk in the greatest depravity and de- beholding nature not only as reduced to the gradation. They do not scruple to accost verge of brutality when liberated from the persons in the street, and offer themselves slave-hold, but also as exalted by civilizaas conductors to scenes of impurity. We tion and religion. I must, however, leave arrived at Teneriffe, and had a view of the the scene, thougl pleasant, to hasten stupendous Peak, but were put under qua- homewards. rantine, and no one suffered to land. Our

SLAVE TRADE. There have recently been laid before Par- gal as yet refuse to accede, and there seems liainent two additional articles to existing very little prospect of obtaining any concestreaties for the Abolition of the Slave sion whaterer from the latter government Trade, which, if generally adopted, would - while France is too obviously desirous of very materially contribute to the extinction extending slavery in Europe to admit of any of this hateful traffic. By the first, proof of hope that she will concede the least point pegroes baying been on board vessels would in favour of the poor' negroes of Africa. be held sufficient on questions regarding Perbaps, however, the desolations which their condemnation. The second regards treaten those devoted countries may bring the fitting up of ships; if they are so fitted them to a better mind. The restoration of up as to leave no moral doubt that they are Buonaparte from Elba produced the aboliprepared for purposes of slare-trading, tion of the French slave trade. The second such fact is to be deemed sufficient proof in

restoration of the Bourbons has afforded order to condemnation. It is obvious, that that iniquitous traffic a base and dishonourif these two articles were generally acceded able protection ; and, therefore, amidst all to, the activity of our own cruisers, toge- the distress we feel at the prospect of inther with those of America, &c. would pending desolations, we console ourselves 800n reduce the trade into a very narrow with the hope that when God's judgments compass, if not entirely extinguish it. The are abroad in the earth, the nations of the government of the Netherlands have ap- " world may learn righteousness. The Soprored these articles; but Spain and Portu- ciety of Friends have recently presented a

petition to Parliament on this subject, and policy, as well as Cbristian principles, rewe are happy to learn that some efforts are quire that such improvement sbould take about to be made for the melioration of the place, if we would avoid an awful convalcondition of negroes in our own colonies. sion, similar to that which, within our mcWe have no hesitation in saying that sound mories, deluged St. Domingo with blood.

BATH CHURCH MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION. The Sixth Anniversary Meeting of this Major-general Baynes, Sir Orford GorAssociation was held in the Guildball, on don, General De Butts, the Rev. J. RiTuesday, the 18th of March. Sir W. Cock- chards, the Rev. T. A. Methuen, the Rev. burn presided, and the Report was read by Dr. Thorpe, the Rev. Josiah Pratt, and the the Rer. Mr. Hawkins.

It took a compre

Rev. E. Bickersteth, addressed the Meethensive and cheering view of the operations ing, which was most respectably and nuof the Parent Society, and called upou the merously attended. Mr. Richards stated public to afford further means for continu- that he had just reccived a donation of 501. ing and extending their great and good from an anonymous friend, who had been a work, for although the barrest was great, former contributor, the labourers were few.

BRISTOL CHURCH MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION. The Tenth Anniversary of this branch children are receiving education, a consi of the Parent Institution was held at the derable number of whom are wholly supGreat Room, Prince's Street, on Thursday, ported by the Society. the 20th of March. The Chair was filled The audited account stated the proceeds by the Right Worshipful the Mayor, James of the Bristol Association, during the past George, Esq.

year, to hare been 18831. 85. 8d. The Committee's Report (read by the The Meeting was addressed by the Rev. Rev. Fountain Elwin) briefly stated the Josiab Pratt, the Rev. Edw. Bickersteth, the proceedings of tbe Church Missionary So- Rev. Dr. Thorp, the Rev. J. H. Stewart, ciety during the past year, and the progress Sir E. Hartopp, Bart. G. Sandford, Esq. of the nine missions now under its care. J. S. Harford, Esq. H. Davis, Esq. the In these various stations more than two Rev. W. Day, the Rev. Jobn Hall, and hundred Christian teachers are now actively the Rer. J. East. employed ; the number of missionaries The audience was very large, not witbbeing thirty-three, of whom twenty-two are standing the unfavourable state of the regular ministers of the Church of Eng- weather. land. Between ten and eleven thousand

AWFUL VISITATION. On Tuesday, March 18, a labouring God he should never speak again, if the -wan, who had been drinking at the Red assertion were not true!" A few minutes Lion, Salford, disputing with some of his after he fell into a fit, and bas continued fellow-labourers, made an assertion, wbich speechless erer since. pot being credited, he said, “ be boped to

ANNIVERSARIES. The following are the principal arrangements which have been made public respecting the approaching Annual Meetings of our leading religious Institutions.

The Hon, and Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Gloucester will preach a SERMON for the benefit of the Irish Society, at St. Paul's, Covent Garden, on Tuesday, April 29; and the ANNUAL MEETING will be held in Freemasons' Hall on the following day.

The ANNIVERSARY SERMON before the CHURCH MISSIONARY Society will be preached at Christ Church, Newgate Street, on Monday Evening, the 5th of May, by the Rev. J.W. Cunningham, Vicar of Harrow, &c. The GENERAL MEETING will be held at Freemasons' Hall on the following day.

The ANNUAL MEETING of the British AND FOREIGN. Bible Society will be held at Freemasons' Hall, on Wednesday, the 7th of May.

The ANNIVERSARY SERMON of the PRAYER BOOK AND HOMILY SOCIETY will be preached at Christ Church, Newgate Street, by the Rev. Henry Budd, B.D. of White Roothing, &c. on Wednesday Evening, the 7th of May. The ANNUAL MEETING will be held at Stationers' Hall, on Thursday, May 8.

The ANNUAL SERMON before the LONDON SOCIETY FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE Jews, will be preached by the Rey. W. Tbistlethwaite, Vicar of Bolton, at St. Paul's, Covent Garden, on Thursday Evening, May 8. The ANNUAL MEETING will be held on Friday, May 9, at Freemasons' Hall.

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REGISTER OF EVENTS,

HOME.

The present session of Parliament proceeds with a degree of quietness altogether unusual. After all the active preparation gone through, on the one side, in arranging county meetings and manufacturing petitions, and, on the other, in arranging Cabinet offices and conciliating votes, affairs bare so turned out as to render all these plans useless on the one part, and unneeded on the other. The Administration bare bad no particular point to carry, their object was merely to defend their general system against a new series of attacks which threatened to be of a powerful kind.

Economy and reform were to be most earnestly pressed upon Parliament this Session. The Opposition, bowever, have contrived, in a strange sort of way, to prevent the possibility of the success of these their favourite plans, and that at the very commencement of the Parliamentary campaign. They were to urge tbe reduction of establishments; and yet, on the very first day of the Session, some of their leaders declared in Parliament for the taking up arms in the cause of Spain. It was, of course, impossible that the same persons should propose reductions in the army, the navy, or the ordnance-or that they, arguing for a war which would require loans, should sanction any proposal which could have a tendency adverse to public credit. All the relief, therefore, that the people will receive at this period, must arise from the spontaneous acts of the Ministry, and from the continued advance of the rerenue which assists tbeir views of remission.

As to the other question, the conduct of the assemblies convoked in various counties for the purpose of passing reform petitions, has been such as to place the subject in so unfavourable a point of view, that few now allude to it, and none seem to be forward in offering to Parliament a distinct proposition.

His Majesty has appointed the Rev. Dr. Pearson to the deanery of Salisbury. A vacaut Irish Bishopric has been filled by the elevation of the Rev. Dr. Arbuthnot to the see of Killaloe.

We are sorry to perceive the recurrence of those scenes of outrage which disgraced the south of Ireland about a twelvemonth since. Murder and conflagration are again becoming watters of common occurrence. The Government, however, have brought forward a plan for the commutation of tithe in that country, which seems likely to remore much of the irritation arising from that source.

FOREIGN. In FRANCE no other note bas been heard of late but that of warlike preparation. It is, however, doubtful what strength is really collected on the Spanish frontier, or whether a sufficient force can be in readiness to enter that country before the lapse of several weeks. The Duke d’Angoulême has left Paris for the army, but does not appear to travel with any rapidity.

Some circumstances which lately took place in the Chamber of Deputies have attracted much attention. A leader of the liberal, or opposition side, was interrupted in the midst of an barangue against the war, and was charged with having, in a sentence wbich he had not yet completed, endeavoured to extenuate the crime of regicide. Upon this accusation the majority proceeded to expel him from the Chamber. The following day he appeared, in despite of their resolution, and took his seat. The National Guard, or militia of Paris, was called in, and ordered to remove him. Their officer, a sergeant, refused obedience, and the gens d'armes were resorted to. So great has been the popularity of this sergeant's conduct, that the government has not felt it prudent to inflict any greater punishment than dismissal.

If the fate of SPAIN depended upon herself --upon the prudence, decision, and practical wisdom of her present rulers, she would bare but little hope of coming well out of the impending contest. The present ministry are in known bad favour with the King, and in little better credit with the people. They are thought blameable in haring allowed the insurgent chief Bessieres to approach within a few leagues of the capital; but, though twice dismissed, they have hitherto retained their offices, evidently by means of intimidation. It is, however, said, that successors of a less violent character will almost immediately replace them. In the mean time the King has been required to prepare for bis departure from Madrid, that city not being defensible. The 20th of March was fixed for bis departure, and it is said that the French troops will pass the frontiers on the 1st of April.

There has, howerer, been much rumour of an extensive conspiracy in the monks of the French army.

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J. W.M.-Pierre M - Clericus-H.-Sermon by Rev. W. T. and E. LI. are received, and will most probably be inserted.

It is always exceedingly difficult to advise, when a case is imperfectly understood. In some instances we are required to confess our faults one to another, and pray one for another: but there are others, in wbich the conduct of the Psalmist is more appropriate: “ I said, I will confess my sins unto the Lord, and so thou forgavest' the iniqnity of my sin.” The Inquirer must for himself determine, which line of conduct is in the present instance most proper, since be has not supplied us with any data. The individual alluded to is undoubtedly, in many respects, most worthy of his confidence; but there may be particular features in the case which may render that individual most improper : the disclosure must necessarily occasion great distress ; and if that person can be spared such distress,' it ought not to be communicated, even though the Inquirer should still suffer: he should, bowever, certainly endcarour to anticipate any other informer. We should rather, on tbe whole, recommend the consulting of an aged experienced Minister. Such consultations do not always answer the desired end; but if a prudent choice is made of the individual, some benefit will almost invariably result. Should the dreaded contingency take place, the having previously communicated with a faithful spiritual adriser will be found of immense importance. We would earnestly impress upon him the duty of fasting, bumiliation, prayer for pardon and for the teaching of the Holy Spirit. O the misery sin ! O how blessed are they who are kept by restraining grace from those practices which lead to such agonizing results! "The Inquirer has our prayers and our sympathy.

Gulielmus-.-are under consideration. Inrestigator-C. D. &c. are answered per post.

The attack made on an eminently useful individual is deserving of the severest censure; but since very few readers of the work alluded to peruse our pages, we conceive it is most advisable not to insert the remarks of Moraedor.

T. N. has not favoured us, in either of his Letters, with his address; we could not, therefore, comply with his request. The paper previously sent is intended for insertion.

Full restitution ought certainly to be made to the injured person, or tó bis legitimate representatives ; or, if such cannot be found, to the poor of Christ's flock. But we do not see any objection to that restitution being made as proposed ; indeed,' in the case suggested, we think it the right way.

We were not able to determine whether the account inquired after was real or fictitious; real accounts should always be authenticated by a name or a reference; and where such reference not given, the paper is usually, as a matter of course, laid aside.

We cannot discover either of the papers, or indeed signatures, to which a constant
Reader refers.
The Verses after wbich R.N. inquires are gone most probably the way

of
many

others; but, unless he can favour us with either the date or the signature, we are not able to give a decisive answer.

The Congregational Magazine states us to have represented the Rev. George Burder as a contributor to that Magazine, and to hare been subsequently compelled to contradict the assertion. We have been guilty neither of the assertion nor of the retraction. Observing the name of “Burder” among the list of contributors printed in that Magazine, we alluded to it; and in a following Number, at the request of one Rev. gentleman bearing that name, we rescued him from the suspicion of being the party referred to. So much for this important matter, in which our Congregational friends would have done well to have made themselves masters of the fact before they hazarded such unfounded assertions.

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

Preparing for Publication. A new Edition of Original Menorials; or, Brief Sketches of real Characters. By a Clergyman of the Church of England. In 12mo.

Essays on Pablic Worship. By the Res. J. Jones, Author of “Scripture Antiquities." In 12mo.

A third Volume of Cottage Sermons; or, short Discourses addressed to plain People. By the Rev. Charles Davy, Curate of Hampstead Norris.

An Answer to the Rev. J. Bridgman's Appeal. By the Rev. Henry Berkin, A. M. Minister of Trinity Church, Forest of Dean.

The Jesuits unmasked, exhibiting the Dangers to Society that have arisen, and are likely to arise, from this dangerous Order-In a few Days.

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