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geons who have cases of cholera under their numerous instances the typhus fever, which care to consider the inspection of the boily has been prevalent for soine mouths in various after death as an essential part of their reports; parts of the country, has been conimon in close and it is to be hoped that the Government will weighbourhoods and other uuhealthy situatious secure to the medical gentlemen the facility of annually, but having been unnoticed by ofimaking this inspection.
cial medical reports, it passed off without The following placard was posted about exciting any public alarm. Lambetb yesterday :
QUARANTINE.— The Dutch Goverument have « CHOLERA HUMBUG !-Inhabitants of classed Glasgow, together wiib Edinburgh and Lambeth, be not imposed upon by the villain. Leith, among the iufected places, with respect ously false report tha: the Asiatic Cholera has to quaralitine in Hollaud, by which vessels reached London. A set of half--tarved doctors, from these places will be subject to forty days' apothecaries' clerks, and jobbers in the parish quarantine on arriving in the Netherlands funds, have endeavoured to frighten the vation ports. into a lavish expenditure; with the Govern. It appears that the only precaution taken at ment they have succeeded iu carrying a bill Standgate Creek, or in English quarantine which will afford fine pickings. A ruinous generally, is to impound the disease. Detensystem of taxation, starvation, and inten. tion during ten days of the ship and crew, and perance, has been long carried on; it has now fuinigation, are the specifics. On the ribearrived at its acme, and disease is the natural ration of the ship, it is assumed that the crew result."
are in perfect health ; but what has been done Some alarm was created in Liverpool, on to expurgate their bedding, clothing, and susTuesday and Wednesday, hy a report that ceptible goods ? Exposure to the air, and the several cases of malignant cbolera bad broken supposed and 134,w doubiful disinfectiou-such out in that town. It was found, bowever, on as chlorine and chorides-are the only preinquiry, that the cases were English cholera. cautionary measures.
In every county, city, or town, which cholera has as yet visited, the extent of its ravages has been uniformly in an inverse ratio to the general health of the inbabitants. Several cases prevailed to an alarming ex
IRISH LAMB. tent in the autumn and spring of 1897 and 1830, about Wapping and Ratcliffe, and spread
Huddersfield, Ifth Feb., 1832. with such frightful rapidity, that many per Just before I left Manchester this soos died daily. Patients broken down by dissipation and mental distress, and especially morning, Mr. Johnson took me to see enfeebled lying-in women, old people, and one of the flesh-markets, when, to my children, were carried off by its resistless great surprise, I saw a house-lamb, the force, within twenty-four hours, vomiting and most beautiful, by very far, that I had relaxation of bowels being always attendant symptoms,
ever seen in my whole life, though I There is one point relative to the cholera have always been a which seems to puzzle the contagionists. This house-lamb, and always, when I have disease is lodiant, where it has long been iddi had the means, been what they call a genous. We of this country, aud especially of this metropolis, are in constant interc urse
maker of house-lamb. This lamb, with India, ships from whence are arriving in which was whole, and had, as the numbers almost every week; yet, though fashion is, the skin upon the back, did Lascars on board some of these vessels have not weigh, with the four trotters cut off
, been known to die of Asiatic cholera between Madeira and England, nu instance of the dis
more than seven pounds a ease having been thus imported bas been most, was as fat as, and had kidneys kuown to occur. - Morning Paper.
equal in proportion to those of, any LANGPORT.-The typlus fever is now..so Leicester sheep that I ever saw in my very prevalent in the neighbourhood of this
life! The butcher said that the fore town, that some excitement bas been occasioned in consequence, particularly at Curry quarters would weigh about eight Rivel, where many persons have been victims pounds: “about eight” means “seven, to the disease. - Sherborne Journal.
in such a case.
I am sure the lamb did The typhus sever and measles are very prevalent in Wakefield and the adjacent villages not weigh seven pounds a quarter, and The lever ward at the Dispensary has been, for I verily believe that the two kidneys some weeks, quite full, and in several families weighed a pound. The flesh was as there have been cases which, ou this account, while as any veal that ever was seen.
I could not be removed. The apothecary at the have seen thousands and thousands of Dispensary fell a victim to the sever a short time back
house-lambs : I go to the London marIt is believed by many medical men, that in keis on purpose to see them both alive
and dead. I took infinite pains to learn all sorts of means. The time of year is this MASTERWORK of husbandry: I had such as to afford no grass. Therefore, house-lamb at Botley, at Barn-Elm, and turnips, grains, malt-dust, meal, and, in have some now at Kensington : and 1 short, every thing likely to promote never have seen a lamb anything ap- milk, is resorted to.
I have fed my proaching to an equality with this one. ewes, this year, with the very best of The butcher asked 148. a quarter for the hay, fine savoy cabbages, mangle wurzle lamb, and told me that it came FROM cui fine, and Cabbeti's-corn, and someIRELAND! I examined the head of times with fresh grains into the bargain. the lamb, and its mouth. It was not of I had six quarters of lamb sent down for a horned breed, and it was scarcely two the Dinner at MANCHESTER, on the months old. I should be very much 30th of January. It was fine lamb, but it obliged to some Irish farmer to give me was precisely thirteen weeks old; it an account of the manner and plan of weighed, perhaps, nine pounds a quarraising these lambs, and particularly of ter, or more; but it was not so fat, nor the sort of EwES employed for the anything like it, nor was it so white, as purpose.
this Irish lamb, which, I am sure, was The pains taken by us in England to not more than ten weeks old. get this house-lamb are very great. It It is possible that this lamb came out
well known that it is not fashion- of season by some accident, and was fed able to eat grass-lamb in London till by hand, with new milk from the cow, in Easter. So that, until that season, no which way lambs may
be made very fat lamb is seen in the common markets. and perfectly white ; and I have often But the house-lamb is quite another thought that this would be the cheapest thing : it is sheep-veal, and it begins to way of making house-lamb. If this come to market in January. To have lamb were made in this way, there is this lamb, the large horned ewes of nothing to learn from it; but, if it be Dorsetshire and Somersetshire are al- at all the practice to make house-lamb ways made use of. They lamb in Oc- in Ireland, I should very much like to tober and November, and their lambs know something about it, and especially are fit to kill at eight or ten weeks old, about the sort of ewes made use of for if they be well managed. The whole the purpose; for this lamb was of a of the annual supply of these ewes is hornless breed, and our house-lamb are brought, on the 9th of October, to a always made from horned ewes, as little village in the north of Hampshire, above-mentioned. There are persons who called Appleshaw, whither the dealers say that they do not like house-lamb; and farmers go from all parts of the that it has no taste ; that they do not country. The house-lamb is made in like lamb till about Easter. The same Surrey, Middlesex, and Hertfordshire, persons do not like chicken in asparagus and, perhaps, some in Essex and Kent. time, and for much about the same The ewes are put into a pasture, near a reason. If it be bad taste to like houseyard, until they have lambed; and, lamb, it is a very old taste, at any rate ; when the lambs are about ten days old, for we read of it in the accounts of they are shut up in a warm house, and banquets and feasts in the reign of Edthe mothers are brought in to let them ward the First. suck several times in the day, and are But not only this beautiful lamb, but suffered to remain with them in the a great part of the other meat in this night. When the lambs yet to be a market of Manchester, came from Iremonth old or so, they are fed with five land. What a sight to be beheld by me, meal of some sort, to help faiten them; who had been well informed, that, of but the great reliance is on the milk, the inmense sum of money annually just as in the case of calors. And the expended in relief to the poor in this great thing, in this i teresting business, great town, more than one-half was exis to make the ewes give a greal deal of p nded to relieve Irish people; that of milk, and to effect this, people resort to the public charities, they have more than
two-thirds; and that so great is their the course of being played with the reluctance to be sent to their native property rights of the people. country, that many of them endure the Ever since the time of Henry the treadmill in the House of Correction as Eighth, in general cases a man has bad incorrigible vagabonds, rather than sign a chance of recovering an estate to a pass which would send them back to which he might be entitled, for a period tk native shore! I state these as of sixty years from the commencement undeniable facts. And is it not then of the wrongful possession. It is now time, that something were done to proposed to enact, and the bill has been change the state of Ireland ? Ought iwice read, that it shall not be lawful to not something to be done to prevent claim an estate after the expiration of that country from being the terror of twenty years from the comniencement its natives? From sending forth its of the wrongful possession. people to be the scourge of other Now, the difference in the circumcountries and the disgrace of the name stances of a poor man and those of his of their own? And whence come all wealthy relation, generally causes the these evils? From this : that there is no family of the one to be unknown to law to compel the owners of the land to that of the other in two or three genegive to those who labour, their due share rations, particularly when one family of the produce. Things were fast ap- has been forced, or the other allured, to proaching to the same point in England. settle in distant parts of the country; it Sturges Bourne's horrible bills had must consequently often happen that very nearly made potatoes the sole food the twenty years will have expired of the English labourer: very nearly: before the poor man will get any knowbut at last, the Men of Kent, to their ledge of his right. But even suppose everlasting honour, inscribed on their poor man to become aware of his right banners, 66 WE WILL NOT
UPON before the expiration of the twenty Potatoes;" and then the dream of years, it will be out of his power, in Malthus vanished ! And then all the nimberless cases, as the poorer classes schemes of all the poor-law schemers of this country are now circumstanced, were blown to air. We must now see to find money enough to obtain the evijustice done to the Irish ; we must see, dence of pedigree, and other information that, at last, they have a country, which requisite to the effectual prosecution of at present, they have not. All England his claim in a court of law. What seems to be of one mind as to this lawyer has not known several instances matter; and the hard hearted non- where claimants could not find money resident tyrants must give way. We all conveniently to pay the postage even of understand now, how the Irish came to a single letter ? Persons in low circumbe so miserable and so " rebellious.” It stances are obliged constantly to put off is impossible to cheat us any longer, the prosecution of their claims to estates and justice to ill-treated Ireland must to which they believe themselves en
titled; but in yielding to this necessity, they cheer themselves with a hope that their situation in life will mend, so as to enable them to follow up their rights.
Considering these things, how hard RICH AND POOR.
will it be to make the expiration of LAW-REFORMING COMMISSION'S DIS- twenty years from the commencement of
REGARD OF THE PROPERTY-RIGHTS the wrongful possession a bar to a claim OF THE PEOPLE.
of land ! it will be burring the poor of January 17th, 1832.
their property-rights with a vengeance.
The proposers of this alteration in the I know nothing which more strongly law, which is called an amendment, cershows the want of a reform in Parlia- tainly know what its operation will be; ment, than the tricks which are now in and I would give those classes which
will be most grievously affected by its twenty years is much too short ; looking operation, a word of warning.
at the exigences of one-half of the naThe rich man is generally either on tion at the present day, one cannot think terms of intercourse or correspondence sixty years too long : but let the people with his wealthy relatives; and if not look to the matter ; they must not exon such terms, is enabled to keep his eye pect lawyers to settle it rightly for them. on such relatives and their concerns, i The lawyers who compose the Real and generally doing so, will escape Property Law Commission have a nodamage from this alieration in the law; tion, that if A honestly buy of B an and it' he can get possession of an estate, estate which is in right the property of on the death of a person whose heir is C, A ought to be protected against the not at hand, he way derive some ad-claim of C; and hence comes this vantage from the alteration : to him, twenty-year proposition : now, though indeed, on the whole, the thing really is most other lawyers have got hold of the an amendment.
same notion, it is difficult to discover It is true, indeed, that, in some cases, any justice in it. It is hard, certainly, the lapse of twenty years from the com- for A to lose his inouey; but it is equally menceinent of wrongful possession, and hard for C to lose the estate ; and unless in some other cases where the wrongful right and law be dead letters, they ought possessor has taken the active means of lo gain the estate for C. levying a fine, the lapse of five years If, Sir, you should think that the matters from the time of levying the fine has above treated on are of public concern, long been a bar to a claim of land; it is you will have the goodness to insert true also, that the judges have done every this letter in your Register, and to enthing they could to discountenance those deavour to draw public attention to it; proceedings by which, in other cases and in that case, I will, in another letter, previously alluded to, estates were reco- point out the Law-reforming Comverable for a period of sixty years, by mission's further attempts to invade refusing to allow the plaintiff to amend the property and rights of the weak in case any slip were made in such pro- and helpless. ceedings. But all this was, and is, so
Sir, much injustice bearing most hardly upon
Your obedient servant, the middle and lower classes of society;
C-B-S. and was it not the business of law To Wm. Cobbett, Esq. reform to enlarge such unjustly-contracted property-rights, and to expedite and improve, or to make fully available,
PETITION Ν. such difficult and obstructed reinedies ? The fact is, the people have been grossly To the Ilonourable the Commons of the deluded by the name of law reform, and
United Kingdom of Great Br in for this delusion they have already paid and Ireland, in Parliament asnearly 100,0001. ont of pocket. But sembled. the law wants reforming! Yes; but The humble petition of the Inhathe people giust have a hand in it or an bitants of the Parish of Hudderseye towards il; and if they do not, they field, may be assured that the interests of the Showeth, great body of them will suffer. And is That by the hill now before your there to be no period of limitation to a honourable House, it appears that one claim of land ? Yes; there should be member is allotted to the township of Then will not the disabilities of poverty Huddersfield, which contains upwards always operate to the disadvantage of of 19,009 souls; that your peritioners the poor, and to the advantage of the know that it must be the intention and rich? Yes ; but the longer the period, most anxious wish of your honourable the smaller the relative advantages and House that the power of choosing the disadvantages; the shorter, the greater: said member should be, in reality, as
well as in name, in the electors; that, that it will not appear unreasonable to however, if the right of voting in Hud- your honourable House, if they confidersfield be confined to the township, dently expect, that, upon due reflection as it is in the bill as it now stands, this on the greatness of the trade of Hudcannot be the case; for that almost the dersfield, and its immediate vicinity, whole of the ground in the township is your lionourable House will allot two the property of one man; that the members to the borough, when so buildings of every description are held exiended. of him either on rack-rent or on leases And your petitioners will ever pray. of different sorts; that the sudden increase of population and trasle, and the consequent eagerness to build, have incluced numerous persons to forego the
AMUSING TRIAL! usual security taken in building on other men's land; so that, as your
(From the Morning Chronicle of the 10th of
February, 1832) humble petitioners verily believe, there
COURT OF EXCHEQUER, Feb. 9. never was a boriy of voters in any borough in the kingdom, who beld their [Sittings at Nisi Prins, before the Lord Chief
Baron LYNDHURST and a Special Jury.] property by a tenure so frail as the electors of Huddersfield, and who were
Hunt v. Lawson.- Mr. Hunt, immediately so absolutely dependent on any patron seat, rose and addressed the court nearly as
after the Lord Chief Baron had taken bis as they will be, if the limits of the bo- follows:-rough be nct extended beyond those of My Lord and Gentlemen of the Jary,-In the township.
appearing before you here this day, I feel it That your humble petitioners are my chaty na duity which I owe to the court anxious to express their sincere belief, fore you in person to conduct my own case
and the bar-to apologise for appearing bethat the present proprietor of the town. This is an action brought by me against the ship would not attempt to make an printer of the Times, but the real defendaut, undue use of his power; but besides the is ihe proprietor of ille paper, a rich and change which the possession of power gentlemen at the bar much more qualified to
person. I am aware that there are is ever apt to make in the same person, conduct the case than I am, but in the preand besides the certainty that the pre- sent state of the public press, I feel that I sent proprietor must have a successor, should be imposing a very odious office upon your humble petitioners are sure that hy genileman of the bir who might have your honourable House will perceive, feel satisfied, that had any gemitieman of the
werthen to conduct this canse, alihongh I that to leave the people of Huddersfield bar undertaken the office, however odions to to a dependance on the chance of per-, lis feelings, that he would have done his sonal character in il patron, would, in duty to his client. I feel awkward at taking the first place, be to act in open hostility with the liberty of the public press
. I lave
any step which may appear to be interfering to your own a vowed just and benevolent no assistance, because I understand that it is intention; and, in the next place, to ex-, contrary to the etiquette of the bar for any pose them to all those corruptions, wi-'processional gentiman to act under any permosities, and outrages, to relieve the son who pleads his own can-e. This,Gentle country from the injuries and the dis- Henry rost, a painst Jolin Joseph Luwson,
men of ihe Jury, is an action brought by me, grace of which, your honourable liouse the printer of the Times; he is tlie nominal has so long and so laudably been la- «efendant, but ille real selendant is Mr. bouring.
Walter. I don't wish to violate the rules of That, therefore, your humble peti
the court; I will therefore say, that the actioners pray that your houourable Ilouse
tion is against the proprietor of the Times-a
paper which brings in the immense sum of will be pleased to extend the limits of 30,0001. per annum.
Ti lias been my mistorthe borough to the whole of the parish tune to have been what is caled a public man of Huildersfield, which contains up- tor 25 years. I have stood forward for the wards of 31,000 svuls, or make such vindication of the riglies and privileges of the extension of the franchise as shall seem hyself, but my character, trade, and almost
people; I should apologise for speaking of weet; and that your petitioners hope my very lite, are at stake. I have long been,