A society has been formed at Whitburn of the landowners and farmers of the parish, which styles itself, "A Society for the Protection of British Agriculture," and on Monday evening a public meeting was held in the parochial schoolroom, when a petition was agreed upon to be presented to both houses of parliament, praying "that adequate protection should be continued to the British cultivator, and that in any changes the legislature might think fit to adopt in the existing Corn Laws, the protection now enjoyed by them should not be diminished."