18 AUGUST 1832, Page 9


The Edinburgh Reform jubilee took place on Friday last week. It appears ira» the description to have been a very spirited affuir. The numereus bands, seventy-one in number, MIMI composed time proces- sion, assembled in Druntsfield Links, a common to the south of the. city, at an early hour in the morning. Their united 'lumbers were about -2000, besides a very large unorganized host of onlookers- Hustiegs were erect( ml in the Links ; wand which the Trades of the Lit' having cssembled, an address to the King, thanking him for'pass- mg time Reform Bills, an 'address to the House of Commons to the same effect, and one to Earl Grey and the other members of the Ca- 1,1:!vt, expressive of the gratitude so justly due to them, were put and' :.arricti by acclamation. Time procession then formed in the order of mai rim previously agreed on, and moved slowly onward by the Lothian Itmel, -Hope Street, *011(1 circling Charlotte Square into Princes Street. ( We give the localities for-the sake of those who know the town.) It proceeded along Princes Street to Hanover Street; then up Hanover Street, along George Street, down St. Andrew Street, along York and. Picardy Places, down Leith Walk to the north side of the Toll, where they were met by the Leith proCession which advanced up on the other side: The procession then marched round the Toll, up time east •side- of Leith Walk, Leith Street, along Waterloo Place, Calton Hill, tee Abbey Hill, through Watergate, up Canongate, • High Street, along South Bridge Street, Nicolson Street, West Nicolson Street, Bristol Street, Teviot Row, Lauriston, and theme to the Links again; where after three cheers, the whole body quietly dispersed. The Edinburgh journals give the banners and mottoes of the various trades and other public amid private bodies at great length. Some of them.. are not without point. The painters had, among others, a yellow flag, with a Cupid seated at an easel, and for motto " The ground is laid ;,'" the opticians presented a telescope with the motto " Our prospects are everywhere bright ;" the poulterers had two cocks, a red and a grey,. fighting, red down—motto, " Ten pound to a crown on the Grey."' But the most interesting part of the show was the printers ; who carried. with them a Ruthven's press, on a lofty stage, o'ertopped by a hand- some canopy, and drawn by four horses, on which workmen were occupied, during the whole of the procession, in printing a very well- composed address of congratulation on the great occasion which they' were engaged in celebrating. There was a slight sprinkling of rain as the procession was about to start; but the sun was not to be dis- appointed of so unwonted a sight as the people of Scotland celebrating. the triumph of Reform, by a few envious clouds ; so he scattered them from before his face as King William did the Anti-Reformers, and. during the entire remainder of the blithe day, looked laughing from thee windows of heave!' on the gay and glittering show. On the day previous to the Edinburgh jubilee, there was one of a similar character in the town of Dundee. The Dundee people, how- ever, contrived to press into the celebration of Reform, certain matters. of local arrangement—the laying of the foundation of a new Academy-, and also of a new wet dock, to be named " Earl Grey's Dock." The. procession was extremely gay, and in profusion of banners fully equalled.. that of Edinburgh. .

The names of the Ministers, particularly Grey, Brougham, Althortr„ and Russell, figured very frequently on the banners in both towns.. In Edinburgh, the Lord Advocate came in for his share of the popular. favour ; and in Dundee, Kinloch's name was emblazoned in many te flag. We do not 'notice Aytoun's name once mentioned at Edin- burgh, nor Mr. Guthrie's at Dundee. Mr. flume's was on numerous banners in both places.