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THE NEWPORT INSURRECTION.
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TO THE MOST KOBLE THE MARQUIS OF JS'ORMAXBY . TsTistock Hotel , CoTei ; t-gsxd « a , Dec 6 , 1 S 39 . Mr Lo 2 i > , —In mj le ; : er of the 22 d u ! :., which I hsG die iio ^ onr of addressing to \ oiir Lordship , I took the liberty of calling your suenncfl to a revert winch was m circulation , and the- tr ^ th of whk ' -r haaccebeen corn-need , to the effect that the u-ial of-Mr . ± Tif .: and others , who stard charged T .-iih truism . "P- ^ u ^ taie . piice in the course o : -: o ii ^ cm ito-ih ' , &-c i iii : r . lay du : v- to call your L ^ rd ^ :: ^ ula ^ lc i tp tu . iiijusi : ^ iLai \ rould b = c- > 2 im ::: tu : briL ^ i-- ' taose- purdes u , trial bcTore il : eir cases .-oiLd , tv ' v _ - ^ T ~
^ pos ; : ojn ; y , have had tha : ^ erfe :: au , ; . ; i .. : uc ^ a-I'JJt afeibcraiioii which the ma ^ L- a-: - wi ' ihd ¦ . ^¦ -u ^ with which tlisy ure char-ia iLrurauv .-. v J . ia _ ua < and _ requires . lour Lordshi p ' s reply to that letter do- - ; i . o : iu any way nodce ihe s- ^ - ^ l jLeie iu mad ^ a ^ a I ;'„? : " - tyre feel compfclkti a ^ air . to obtrudo -jjor \ - ; .-ur - Lorustip , and to implore your intcrp jsitioii , so ' , £ - € a 5 t , as to 5 v .:: rc iu usy cl . cii . s tjuieVuai iii-jie ci prtbabiliiY i :: ij at pr&c :::- < . xis-: s of iLJi- bolii" - « -U < raed a i ^ ii and an imua ^ -tial tri al , iirlr . n-v
^ ra , c sjj otiy be seeded ' by time— ry a i ' -ir c ^ ' i rea-onable puctp-s ^ tni eu i uf- ; s c . zy of iris '—r . u :-tpjiiciaent loiiujy cpJiod for by the voice of ii ^ u . ! :.::--82 a of juHUCr , and sancrioued ov the ssi ^; ( . f t ' l cur courts vf ia , v , r . ui oniy by thoso of criiiiiii ? . ; , bu : aiso oy those ci' civli jur ^ pr ; -Qi :: c ? . _ May 1 be allowed ; o caii your Lordship ' s atcci .-iic-n to the case of Archibald iLi ^ ui ? ika " , sTy Lord , was £ ¦ cr * e of the mos : reTc " :: iug b ; -jbarit \ : th ^ eiLnaing erimuial was I ' ornxj . d ^ i ^ eti i-. i _ ie ^ re of iis a _ ciieadi 2 ^ riciini ; a _ d ye :, my ' Lor-i , ii / ili . ^ : caco iu appeal to ihi jud ^ e secured a" delav ui ?;• . - ? - rai n ; or . ~ h =, on lie tTound o : : hj excited «"> -..- - - . r
pUw-:: 3 usanij aiiu ice prrjii < iiee - ¦ wn ich 1- ^ -i " : , created agaiiiii the pris « -u-w-r . I : ii pua ; . ^; ... ' Lord , or perhaps I fnould say highly pr >>;¦ ¦ ibh Ahii i an inpcc-1 to ihc juu ^ ts sppovs-ed ' iy ; ry ti v . j '";^ I - ¦ will &e responded u > Ti-iiii ivuaia ^ iry ai . fi ¦ ¦' ' «' . eratioD—tae ^ ioverlki d . ai-ac : e . isiie / of tho ^" -, vho at ! taa present day L . &ac ; ir and adorii the jud-csut seat ' , of this country . In the judges appointed ; o d : e ^ ide 'i ^ tae irial of my clients I have cT cry corn-c-i" - that man can have in aan ; but , my LorJ , I kuo . v th 2 t : he jucgca of tha laud are goveruea by t : na- > baisliwi mies , and I asi not aware how f- ; r their Vu- ; tflc-ntv : c pi »? ipoi , 5 th ^ di ^ Lals might ; t ^ -nu ^ her . acriiig nuvicr pvK . rs uele ^ aied to iheia by virtue cf " a speaai coniiLiiiicriu i hsTcj my Lord , taken leave to call vou- Lord- ' Ehip-s aitaiuon to ihe recen ; case of Archibald Eub . ^ 1 , aud I cjnid here me-ation a variety of other cases wherein a similar course has been * pursued bu ; were I to proceed w » call your Lordship ' s at ten-: tii-n ^ o tue . severa l ius ^ mces in detail , in vvnirh the trials of acoosed parties have been poHpc / ned anddr Circunisiaiiees far less pressing than those which esiit in the case of my clients , it would imp ' v the existence of a dcubt in lay mind of youx L' . rdsh ^ p '* accoaintance wilh tho ^ e c ases—a doubt wch 1 cJ : no :, iud vronid not , for one moment eaiertain . 1 would , therefore , only ask your Lordship to give ' those cassa and the case of my clients your full con- ' Hideration—to reject upon the nature of ih * 'f ^ nce ' with which my cfieuts are charged—upon " the consequence of a conviction , and upon the awful respon- ' ability that mus ; necessariiT attach to those v , ho , ; tiaring uie means of sec-uring to the accused na . rn >^ :
a jud and fair trial , shall have refused their iirer- ' position , and by that refusal shall , in effect , have caused those parties to be condemned untried , un-i heard / tnd undefended . There is , my Lord , another matter to which I beg ' to oe allowed to appeal to your Lordship . ! I am concerned , in the whele , for , 1 belieTe , up- ! wards of thirty prisoners at present cornnei iu the county £ aol of Monmouth , upon cha ges cf treason ; and sedition . Most of these men are poor and desti- ' ' ^ tiiute ; nons of theni _ are wealthy . They have rot the means of defending themselves ; and the ques- tioa arisesj how am I to perform the duties imposed ' upon me ! The cost of counsel alone will amount to nothing short of £ 1 000 , for , as ihsre will bo no ezreun bar , counsel must be taken dowa spectallv , and the other expenses necessarily attendant -upon ine defeiice of = o many persons will amount to little short of £ 500 more .
The-Crown , in the prosecution , will be aided bv all tha forensic ability ( and truly gigantic is the ability ) cow at its command , as well as by all the rueans sed appliances of sn ¦ unlimited public pnrse ; anj all this , my Lord , is , I admit , as it should be . Uut i when I direct my obserradon to these facts—when I conteanpiate the phalanx of taleni that will be ar- ' rayed against my clients , as well as the resoaKc-i , without limit , possessed by these" who , in the fair and legitimate performance of their dnt ^ , s . re con- ' ducting these prosecutions , I cannotjiny L-ord , con- ' template the relatire position of my " clients but ' ' m the most painful sUscmetude , and with the mesi
agonising suspense ; and I feel that it would be j extremely wrong in me to contend against thai over- i whelming power which will be brought to tear against my clients , without first appealing for aid to the justice of the Government of which your Lordship i 3 a member . In that feeling I ask your Lordship to recommend to the Lor < is of her Maj ^ tv ? Treasury to grant such a sum as will be sumtiu'ut ' io secure to those prisoners who have no means wherewith to defend themselves , or who have not ample means for thatpurposc , a sum tufndeu ; to secure ior them the best defence thai huazja talent may L-e capable of affording .
There is perhaps one mode by which the funds ' required" for the prisoners' defence mi ^ h ; be pr >> - ; cured without invoking your Lorship's sense of ju =- - tee—namely , by a public appeal to the sympiiluts of the party in Monmouthshire and the adjoining ; counties entertaining the same political views with those of my clients . I believe , my Lord , that bv j personally appearing amongst that party th ^ mean ' s ' would be obtained . To this course I have been ire qnently urged , but , my Lord , I shrink ixoni the hazardous nndertaMug of adding to the present excitement , because it 13 possible , in order that my ajp-.-ii '
might be eaecttial , that I should be CDEpclLi : o Etate fact 3 j and use arguments which , upon all ct . ^ ision « , but more especially in times like the pres-jat , I should indeed regret to have recourse to . To secure to the prisoners , however , the b&st defence atsd protection the English bar can afford , I sua'l , ii other means fail , feal impelled by a sense of imperative duty to pursue the course that has he en suggested , and all , save personal honour , = LaL b-, involved in a struggle to obtain for them that ic which law , justice , and humanity pronounce theiL to be entitled .
But , my Lord , when I call to mind the various j and continued acts of clemency that marked your ' exercise of the viceregal authority with which you were invested in the sister kingdom , I am inspired with a strong and fervent hope that your Lordship will use your powerful influence not only to cause the trial of my clients to be postponed to such tims as shall allow public feeling to have regained its usual composure , and the public prejudices to have subsided , but that you will also recommend the Lords of her Majesty ' s Treasury to respond to the appeal which I have before urged . This appeal , my Lord , does not emanate from one who is , or ever has been , the political partisan of the unfortunate prisoners . _ What the views entertained by so humble an individual as myself are can
be of little importance , but I may with propriety say here , that I have never been involved in any political agitation ; I am not , nor ever have been , an advocate for the principles embodied in what is I termed the People ' s Charter ; it is my pride to be of ! a party whose exertions have ever been directed to I the maintenance and support of the British constitution , and whose earnest desire is that of transmitting it to posteriry in all its purity . To insure that end , my Lord , the power possessed by those in authority should be exercised so as to maintain the authority of the law and the respect and confidence of the . party governed . Thk , my Lord , forms one feature in the course "that has hitherto marked your career as a statesman , and the uniform clemency of that course has imparted additional lustre to the brightest- gems thai can adom the monarch ' s crown—those of justice and
mercy . Allow the same spirit that has influenced your Lordship upon all other occasions to extend itself t- ~ - your deliberation npon _ the case of my clients . In accordance with the spirit of our criminal jurisprudence , let net revenge for the past , but security for the future , be the principal of action governing and guiding those to whomtne prosecution of my clients shall be confided . - - As the solicitor of the prisoners , my Lord , I have had continued opportunities of learning much as to the feeling at this moment pervading the masses in Ta-. ious densely populated districts . Allow me , my Lord , to assure you mos ; respectfully , though advisedly , that it is EOt by any unhallowed persecutions , nor by violent measures , that peace and harmony are to be restored in those f iitricts in which insubordina tion hao be = n and stall i 3 stalking abroad , undiscovered and unsuspected .
The Government with which you are connected , mj Lord , has at ibis moment an opportunity of ac- j quiring and securing the conadeace of the millions , and j of restoring and establishing peace and tranquillity throughout the land . You now have an opportunity , my Lord , of acquiring for your Boyal mistress , to whom God grant a loDg and happy reign ! the love and veneration cf the millioua of her Majesty ' s subjects , and you have the meass of causing her Majesty's nuptial year to be ushered in amidst the united voice of these mflllions joined in one universal prayer for her Majesty's earthly tranquillity aud eternal welfare . May you . my Lord , under the auspicious guidance of a ] 3 ivine Providence , pursue that coarse whereby those ends are to be achieved .
My Lord , my letter has extended itself far beyond : what I had intended , and I must not further trespass upon you . If I have already obtruded too far "upon your Lordship , I most humbl y apologize , but I trust yea-will ascribe the' obtrusion , not to any absence of thai high respect and consideration which
I am bound to entertain for your Lordship , but to an anxiety of mind attendant upon the onerous and painful responsibility which has been thrown I am bound to entertain for your Lordship , but to Ian Moiety , of mind attendant upon the onerous
» r . pon me . ; I have the honour to be , my Lord , Your very obedient humble servant , W . F . Gzach
THEEEPLT . Whitehall , Deo , 10 . Si ? , —I 2 te dh'C-ctCd by ilie Marquis of Normanby :. ¦ > aekncAvleojie the receipt of your letter of the Lrifi iilitt lit . Loi \; N .-, rnr- - " u ' oy GJrcctV ir . c to inform you , that yvnr application ' ior a pos ^ OLgmc-iu of the trials oi iiie yr \ i-oii-: vs Iz'cly cWini : ;! 5 f l : " jr high treason > hu » ld Le addressed in ths u-U £ lecur . ? e , as you must bo a ware , to ihe juJiies appointed under the special L-omfflisjJon ; aud that it ' vrotud not be proper or recaiar for him to interfere . L . rd 2 > -.. rj 2 ? . iil / V is co > i £ ir : i ; : tbat ^ H applications on behalf of ths pri ^ ouc-rs will rccei ve irom the ;'• • - «; ¦ " the fullest consideration ; and tha ' all will be
-cic by tLeLa which ca ; ;• ::: ly be dene io . ' insuring t > ihem a lair 2 nd inoarral trial . Lp .-n that pur * of your letter in whichyou " . request Lore Norm an by i > j reccmriiend to the Lords of ji ' . r Mnje .-ty ' s T / tii . iry to srant suchastimat wiH be .-uliicieiii- to secure to those prisoners who h ave no . ncans wherewith to defend themselves , or w . ^ o uave cot ample ir-rans for that purpose , a sea sufiacic-ii t'j iccureiur their , the best defence that human taieui inay be c-ipalle of affording , " Lord Normarib y --iircctb n ^ e to inform you that a compliance wjtL tiii ? _ request i . ~ entirely ou : of his power . L ^ rJ N ' oruiai . oy dirc-r . eu alerter to be 8 f Jdre ? sed : o you on ihe . ^}; i-h he hopes yon have received , ; u ; -.-rzrLii : ; ryou th"t yon W'julct be allowed to take ^ ;> o 3 :.:: d .---r-jct ? free ; t&e papers seized in •>• ' ¦¦ - ¦ -=- ¦ . . of iix'ir . in whcsfi deisi ; to von are
¦ I a is , Sir , y :, w f ' t-e ^ knt servant , S . H , P 1 I 1 LLIPPS . W . F . G ^ i , E ^ q . T :, ; Kpjl . j vang petition ^ v ^ 3 ¦ afte i w ac ? ds forwarded : * ' TO THE QI' ££ . V " S MOSJ EXCELLENT 3 UJESTY . _ " Vxxj it pki = e your Majesty , —The tumble petition of u ; , tea undci- siijDed " prko ^ fts . in your lr :- ; .--5 ty ' j j . ? . ol at Monmouch , upou diarges oi tr-a ^ ou ai : -I edition , aud other charges arising out ef the ia . o uioiurbanco * a * Newport , humbly showeth , . " Thn : your ? . I ; .-jesty ' s petitioners are to take their tns ! = « i or abou : the 31 tt day of the present month of lyecemc ^ i , 1 CS 9 . " That yi-jr Majesty ' s petitioners are to-be tried under h and by virtue of a special commission , and that th ; re will be no circuit ba ? on the occaaion of the said tr . iih . '' That you Mr . jerty " s petitioners are destistste of the- increased means thereby rendered neces ? a ? y for procuring the aid of able and exparienced counsel to conduct their defenue . t '" Tnat several of your Majesty ' s petitioners rtand charged wi : b the hkh crime of treason , and that bills of indictment for that offence have been presented to the graad jury , and have been duly found .
¦ " That your Majesty's petitioners humbly but honestly an J truly beg to be allowed to offer their assurance to your Majesty , that your petitioners never euiertained , either individually or otherwise , any feeling or spirit ef hostility or irrsvereuce against your Majesty ' s sacred person , rights , or immunities-, n : r sgahist the coustisution of your Majesty ' realrs ^ us bv law established . li Your Majesty ' s petitioners , therefore , humbly pray to be allowed to seek at your Majesty's hauda-, and that your Majesty v . 'ill be pleased to gratt , that pecuinary a 5 si > tance which will enabl © your
petitioners to establish in the face of their fellow-countrymen vhsir innocence of the high and penal offence with which they are charged , and of evidencing to foreign nations , that of whatever other degree of offence yo ^ ir petitioners might be guilty , thc-re doea not exist on the paii of your Majesty's petitioner .-, aud ( as your petitioners helicve ) of your Majesty ' s subjects generally , any spirit of disloyalty or irreverence apiiist your ilaSsJy ' s sacred ptrhvu , rights ^ and immuiii : ie > , nor airalast the established constitution of your Msjesiy's realms . " And yuur Majesty's petitioners will ever pray . "
( i : gned by- thirty-eighi prisoners . ) EXPLT TO 2 HE PEHTJOX . " ^ Tiitehall , December 26 . " Sir . —I am directed by the Masquis of Norip-iD 7 to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the " 21 s ! ii ^ . acit , transmittiiig a petition addressed to the Queen from the several prisoners confined at Mcnmou ; h , upon charges ariskg out of the late disturbances at Newport , and to acquaint you , that Lord Normacby cannot recommend to Her Majesty to giv-j orders for the granting of pecuniary aid , as prayed for in the petition above-menl-loned , towards the defence of th 8 petitioners on their ; trial for high ircriijn and other charges . "I am , Sir ,. your obedkmt servant * " S . ii . Pnimpps . W . F . Geach , Esq ., Tivistock Hotel , Co vent-garden . "
LEEDS BOROUGH SESSIONS . The Christmas Sessions of this borough commenced ou Saturday Burning last , before Thomas i o \ 7 tr Ellis , jun ., Esq . The following gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury : — ilr . Matthew Johnson , merchant , ( forcwa ^ J , Mr . Abm . Fletchc-r Binns , stuff-merchant ,. Mr . Wm . Brace , merchant , - ilr . Joseph Chadwick , dyt * , Mi-. William Fretwell , wholesale grocer , Mr . Robert Glover , dyer , Jir . Wia . Keaton , wool-stapler , > ir . JziTses Hulton 5 linen-nianufacturer , 3 i r . Juiaes Middleton , salt-merchant , llr . John Morntt , iiax-spinner ,
£ . ? . Henry Tea ' Je , land-surveyor , Mr . Geo . S ' navr , iron-merchant , I > 5 r . Wm . Walley , wool-stapler , Mr . Abm . Wells , wine-merchant , ? 4 r . Eli Whiteley , stuif-merchant , Mr . Henry Woinnden , corn-merchciRt , iir . Rob :. Weare , dyer . The usual proc amation a ! ia ! n ? t vioe and immorality having been read by the Clerk of . tha Peace , The RiXofcDKB very brieily charged the Graiid Jury . Mi . Hill moved the Court for a renewal of the license to Mr . Samuel Hare , to keep a house called Castleton Lodge , at Araley , for the reception of not more than thirty insane persons . The requisite notice "was proved to have beea « iven , and the Court granted the anulication as t > ra \ ed . Lourt granted the application as prayed .
Sir Gkegorv Lewis moved tic Court , under the Act 10 , Geo . II ., c . 28 , for a lic&aia to be granted to Mr . Edward Parish , of Bilstoa ,. Staffordshire , the manager of a company of comedians , to euable him to perform plays and interludes-in a theatre or other building , within the town of Leeds , for & period not exceeding sixty days . Notice of the application was served upon Mr . Read ,, the Chief Constable , on the 2 nd of December , and the application was made that the license fchvuid be granted , subject to the subsequent approval of th . 8 Borough Justices , or the majority of them . The application waa opposed by Mr . Hall , on behalf of Mr . Hooper , the new lessee of the Theatre Royal , and the Court having heard the arguments of the Learned Gentlemen on each side , and taken time to consider , refused the application .
Misdemeanants . —Francis Terry , committed for trial at these sessions , on a eharge of wounding and assaulting Jacob Cawood , was , on . the application o Mr . Hill , transferred to York , fer trial at the next assizes . —In the case of James Giles , charged ^ ith an assault on Thomas Giles , his brother , a plea of guilty was taken by consent , the prisoner entering into sureties to appear to receive judgment when called upon . Estreats- —J phn Hesling , for stealing a shirt , the property of "William Rhodes , and Patrick Cooney for stealing a watch case , the property of R . M . Bowman , were out on bail , and neither of them answering when called upon , the bail in each case ! was ordered to be estreated . | The following are the sentences of the prii syjueTB : —
Imprisoned Xijxe Months . —Richard ilarEhall , 27 , and James Silversides , 19 , stealing lead , the property of M . essrs . Greenwotd . Imprisoned Eight Months . —Henry Carter , 22 , steaiing a shot bag and other articles , the property of John Peace ; also two pair of bedsteads , the property of Wm . Holmes and another . Imprisoned Twelve Months . —John Robson , 18 , stealing money , the property of James Walker . — David Gledhill , 17 , stealing money and a- purse , the property of Mbssts . Swaine and Webb . Gledhill is to T ? e imprisoned in York Castle
Imprisoned Six Months . —Thos . Riley , 14 , Richd . Gilson , 17 , and Wm . Hall , 14 , stealing boots , the property of George Best . —Samuel Watson , 32 , stealing wool and a sheet , the property of Mr B Beverley . —Wm . Birch , 30 , stealing umbrellas , the property of William Lightfoot and George Brown . I ^ i aTlc ! , ) 35 » etealia S & toj > coat , the property of Edward Spence . —John Webster , 28 , stealing potatoes , the property of John Phillips . —George Lister , 19 , stealing a pair of overhalla and other articles , the property of John Walton . Imprisoned Four Months . — Edward Brian , 15 stealing lead , the ^ property of Thomas Aakham . - Catnanne Short , 30 , stealing three table covers , the property of John White .-Isaac Isaac * -25 , stealing a cloak and other articles , the property of James \ Vomer 6 ley . —Joseph Webster , 29 , stealing potatoes .
tho property of John Phillips . —George Williams , 19 , stealing linen cloth , the property of William Grange . Imprisoned Three Months . —James Harvey , 18 , stealing two silk handkerchiefs , thp property or G . Sampson . —John Pawson , 22 . stealin g a sack and potatoes , the property of John Robinson . —Joseph Battye , 17 , stealing two books , -the property of Henry Wcodhead Walker . —Hannah Irankv 16 , stealing : ribbon and other articles , the property of tho property of John Phillips . —George Williams , 19 , stealing linen cloth , theproperty of William
Jaincs Herbert ; also a scarf , the property of Peter Ksttlewe !! . —J-jhn Stcckhill , 18 , stealing a eilk handkercbief , the property of Mary Tealo . —Thomas Walton , 18 , b . c ? , lir , g " a top coat , tho property of E . Spence . —i . i . '/ .- ; beth ll . ir . roo , 41 . stealing wearing apparol , tl ; e property of Geoi-fte Aspen and Geo ? go lioswick . —Aon Kin ^ , 40 , stealing a drinking glass , the property of Saran Kitchen . — David Illiu ^ worth , 33 , stealing a pair cf boots , the property of William Lv . mley . Joseph IsgleJew . 1 ( 3 , stealing money , the property of Henry Jordan .
Imprisoned Two Months . —Janias Casey , 13 , pleaded guilty to stealing b silk handkerchief , the property of Joli-i Whitworth . —James Clay , 20 , stealing a pair of hali ' -boot-a , the property o ' i John ijiakes . Imprisoned Sir Weeks . —Joseph Dawson , 22 , stealiug tobacco , th-. ' property of Thomas Rushforth . — Hannah Sauder =-on , 19 , stea'ing two scarfs and other articles , the property of Charles F ; U'rar . —William Holt , 18 , stoaLii 1 ' - ? a plated pint , theproperty of John Fladders . —G-.-i / rge Jiliis , ID , obtaining , by falso pretences , a pair of ? hoes , with iuteut to cheat and defraud Messrs . Hallam and Eden .
Not Guilty . —Geor < e Rayiiolds , 19 , and Samuel Bru oke , I ' J , charged , alo-g with John Parson , with havii K &t ' - l"U a s ^ c ]; of potatoes , tlie property oi Jonu iiubiiiion . — A ; : n lijouu-oyd , c ' J , charged with h . 'vjiiiT " ; : ^ en a pair oi stocking , the property oi \\\] i / a : L L' . r > To .:.. — WJiiani 'A ' il .-: u . ; , -4 , stealiisg j . ji ;^ rs' *' ¦ ¦ ' h :, ^ he property of Mr . liu ; nmond . — Elis ; iOctIi C \ : itil , . V . ! , s . e-.. iin ^ rftojlciu ga ami » tiiav ^ l , the property of Ceurge Saaipsou .
No BUI . —Agai * et Ann Crawshaw , 29 , and Joseph Jaques . 29 , charred witli having stolen fifteen soveieigEs and a knife , tha property of John Cash . Jolin Carr , 24 , charged wkb . having" stolen hand wheels , the pieperiy of- Jaoea Croisdale . James Mort-on . 'J 3 , Henry Greenwood , 17 , Jaicf Stockdale , 20 , and -Joseph Ackro ^ -d , li ) , eliargod . tn ' h having stolen ttn pounds in gold , tie property of John Wcsterman , Joseph ingham , 24 , charged with having s ' . oisn a plated junt , the-prop ert > # f John Newhiil . Joseph iiur ^ paves , 1 % , chargec ? - along with David G-le-1 bill , with having stolen monij ., the property of aiesirs . Swain and Webb .
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TO THE EDITHS . OF THE NORTHERS STAK . Tandt-ragee , County Armagh , December ^ oth , 1835 ) . Sin , —Eero I an > acnfined on a Ghrihtmaa ^ day in th ( i centre of the blaA TJcrth , like a tir of thj discovery in an oc-: an of itvb < . r ^>; nor is there any probability Of my escape till t ) . e abbing of the ntxt tide ,- v .-hen I expect to get ashore in tho gig , an i- bid farewell once more to tie banlcs of 1 h $ Eann W . att- ? - . I left j ^ f cifast on Sunday evening , yet I ? itvve only been able to re ? . « h here onlastniglit in am . seciwncu of the difaculty oP ' procuring a conveywico at thif-time of tho year ; till we busy running to r . nd fro to tbemarkets of ti » variouB towns ; and the many schools abont Belfast , Armagh , &c ^ . have been these fcw-ilays pousing forth their young fryj . who , lite the waies of NcwfooaUland , retreat at this- Jeason of the year to tne : r more congenial dTrelliogs . 1 fear it will not be in juy po ^ ta to be in Dublin before
Monday or Tuesday next I lad mado son : » arrangeraents there prtvions to my dtpa ^ iure to collecta fow shillings towards Mr . Frost'd fuod- ; but I dosbt if any thing will be completed until I- ' return- I lament thia-the more as 1 feel deeply imytased with the necessity of every possible exertion being- made to awe this heroic gentleman from becoming cmartyr to the deep laid plots of his sangniferous foas . I fear thtjc vrtilb © a desperate strus . vle on the part of the base WU& * to strike at the heart of Raaicaliani by- a daring fieidiah etTort to Esparate this uooJ nun fr- > n > tho r . iins of his affectionate fiu ' iily and neighVours , and from the coiepanionship of the poople , in -. yhose caise lie h : vs s » agsiriuouMy laboured . E Aun -with the 1-nv of a Dainoaor ^ PytLL-. s kis he risked hit life fir . - his friends ! The fate of England ! of Radicalism ¦ of lil * ity ! no ^ v ^ de ^ end upon the union of the P . adicals of Great Britain . Iamnat aa advocate for the shedding of
blood" ^ acght oppression can e ' er justify—Reaistsnce , excused but by aecestity / Oppressioaand tyranny ca thepart * of aiGtovernmarit makea resistaaee on the part-of the people-As a dernierresort , an act justifiable by dire necessity * . Never peiv haps in the history of the Popay Bpy Byetemor the distribution of secret service mosey , -was thare more deep laid schemes-than there is at this moment la delude and entrap the people into secret societies &nd partial outbreaks ; nor is- this base system confined ^ to Wales or even to Engload , but of thi ^ ypu EhiQ haariuoTe by and by , for in tha name of the sacred day oa-. 'whicii I ¦ write this , if I staid alone in tho face of the-nation , I will hold up to public odium , regardless of tho scoffs >
treats , or smiles of pecul . itir&faetions , whether Whigs , Tories , CoRserTatiTes , Repealers , or Preaorsors " , whereever I can fliacover an attempt to oppress , bribe , delude , or humbug : my unfortunate , impoverished , and too long confiding people , wiieae ardent spirits are broken by the autumnal failure , year after year of the pestiferous saeds of unwholesome agitation , which only tenda to impoverish o ^ r land , pauperize our paople , degrade tu amongst mankind , and yield nothing but the crude trait of blighted hopes , and broken promises : whose star of gallantry is deep in . the shade . ' whose lamp of liberty once burning purely and bright frcmlhe battlemants of their kingly towers and the paucely halls o £ their chivalrous sires !
" Now faintly gleams its livid : light To show how Erin ' s fame hath , faded . " This is the second tour I hava made thr jag 1 i the Xorfii of Ireland -within theso- last five * e « is . 1 expect to be in Market Hill , ami Armagh t- > iuorrow ; bn&aa the gentlemen about tb& Castle of Beblin taie very particular pn . ins in tracing every line of the Northern Star , and returning a-verdict of juilty or not guilty on the -writer of every , paragraph ,. I cannst do them the favour of tsavelling so far for tieijr information ; but this much I will tell the » a modern logicians , that although they have disawvercl thai tine nvsther of the Queen , -m . iy not be Queea mother ; jot the SorUtem Star , n . ight be ih » St ur efUic North , i yes , and it shall be sc , in despite of all attempts to . prevent it
I reaain , Gentlemen , Y our obedient servant , L . T . Clancy . P . S . —Will the Secreiar f of the Northern Political Union do me tne favour of a line , stating name and address . L . T . C . —— » TO TSE EP 1 TOB OF THB NORTHERN STAR . Sib ., —Having soep in the Star of Saturday a report of the meeting of tb 9 Unemployed Operatives , and in that report it is sttf , ad that I said , " as an Englishman I claimed a ri ^ ht to speak . " The words" then made use of was , " as an inha' oitant of the borough of Leeds , and also as oas of the ho man family , I claimed and demanded a right , to speak . » By msertin- g this in your nest paper , you will much oblige ,
Yours , < fec , Charles Conner , Irish to the back-bone kee ^ , Jan . 1 st , 1840 .
TO THE EDITOR OF THE NORTH EH . N STAK . SiR . —In the absence of any exciting circumstance calculated to notify the readers of the London Daily Press , its proprietors have token it into their heads to endeavour to manufacture a riot at Merthyr Tyd-ri . J The Times , and the other daily papers would have it , that there would be disturbances at Merthyr on Christmas-day , and accordingly I find there were not less than our penny-a-liners , domiciled at the Bush , waiting the commencement of the insurrection . These Cockneys were , however , strictly careful of their persons , for instead of going about to make inquiries as to the state of the town and the neighbourhood , they thought it a safer plan to get their information from Wm . Thomas , Esq ., magistrate , and a resident in the town . Now the
magistrate wiU tell a very good story—no person can be more amusing in a public or priyate company , but to iC * of the penny a ' liner of the Times , swallowing the whole as Gospel—his being watched as a supposed ' Delegate from Mr . O'Connor—the people in the most excited state—the Chartists of Newbridge , to the amount of 15 , 000 , ( a place which contains at the most 4 ^ 000 inhabitants , ) the intention of the - Mertnyi Ch ^ ftl ? ts to ^ uP ° n tte town at the time of the Newport nots ; the meeting at Rhyney before ChriBtuiaaaay—and that no commercial men will stir after dusk , *™ " "ne specimens of the industry and imagination of the penny-a-liner as might be well imagined . Oh no , it was much easier for the Times reporter to take his information from
Wm . Thomas , Esq ., than to go to the working people of the place for it Tho fellow boasted too , so I understand , that he at one of their Association-rooms , and doubtless this was sent to the X inies office , to shew what a zealous , industrious man , SL ^ WL " *** ^ V 0 TUa to V * Chronicle say « , at Merthyr the conduct of the people . could not leave , the slightest doubt on the mind of the most inattentive passenger that some extraordinary movement was in contemplation . The working classes , men and women , dressed in their holiday apparel , " walked the streets in companies of three , four , and ten persons . Their gait and their scornful lcsr carried with them an inexplicable contempt of ' the powers that be , " and of the punishment that awaits the spirit of revolt . "
Now it is a very common custom irith the Welsh people to attend the Chapels on Christmas morning before day-light , and also about eleven o ' clock j tlie
pemiy-a-iiner no aooner saw these , than he instantly concluded they must be Chartists prepaving for an insurrection . And this sort of lying ^ stuff i / printed ? n the papers , and the Government is warned of the danger , and magistrates apeak mysteriously to « aping reporters , and old women interlard theiftiea-drinkings with shocking asconuts fromMorth 5 i- --t& > seChartists are shocking people , the whole being nothing more than the vapourlngs and alaims of foolish or wicked people . I verily believe that the authorities of this place and the noighhourhood are very amdous that some disturbances should take place hure , so a 3 to afford somo pretoxt for oWesting some of tho leaders . There cannot baa doubt of there being spies continually moving penny-a-liner no aooner saw these than he instenftv concluded they must be Chartist * mm * ,: ™ a ,,. , „ ii
amongst the workmen . There was a fellow hove ' some time ago , going into people ' s houses , under the pretence of looking for some of the Newport rioters , and at one "house actually holding a pistol to a man ' s breast becauso lie doubted his authority . The very same fellow was going about the beer houses , and saying what a good Chartist he was , and telling tho workmen that the men of the hills were as strong as ever , and that they were determined to have another trial of strong c ! i bofore they would felvo up . Now , this vo y follow is a soti of policu at une of the Iron Works , and well known as a thorough tool for any dirty work ; and they talk of the disaffection and disquietude of the working classes 1 , " and of their desire for all lands of mischief .
The following bill was stuck up on Sunday , and I have no hesitation in stating that this is the wors of some one who wishes evil to tho working people of this place . It was priuted with a pen in toloraUy large letters : —
"THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE , " That eveiy working man through Walos is not to beat work the first & . iy of Janaiu / , uud ior ty . jiv ono to be t « . t a meeting ab Wainly ^ iu , at , two o'elivk in the morning , and not to come with empty hiwirts because there i 3 nut ono of tbo prunors to be hun-. ' ' " Wiy S / unni . " There is Tury strong e > Ide » e « upon the face of tiha above , that it is not tho work of a working man , but ef soma hirelin !} anxious for tumult sad bloodshed . Tho military are about in every direction , and within an hour s marsh of the place fixed for the meetingso
, that here would be a fine opportunity of showing British valour and bravery . The authorities of this place and the neighbourhood ave reguliwly Chartist-bitten , ana tho nowly-inade Buronot , tiir John Guest M P is an ahvmiat of the first order . Plots and Chartist risings , secret innetings and conspiracies , are in every one's mouth ; and nothing can exceed the grave consultations of the Justice : yet all is very ( tuic-t . Their last stretch of power was to order tha keepers of tho different publro-lwuses to give thea * notice of any strangers wlia wight bo asking for accominwlation .
Traly tlie system goes on bravely . We ara fast following tho practices-of our French neighbour , where every man la obliged to have the length of his nose put down before ho cangoouton a ramble . But , as you said in-your last Star , " JSeware of spies , " so do I say to my Welsh brethren * •? Beware of spieaj and of haitore too . " There ase many of the latter also amongst us .
Yousb , &a , A Cr-MRO MorthyrTydvil , Dec . 30 khi 1839 .
TSE NEW POSTAGE , AND THE DOWNFALL OF OUR . TYRANTS . TO THB EDITOR OF THE NOBTHSRN STAB ; S : » , —In yoar paper of the 21 et inst ., there is a ^ choist article under the flrst part of the above title , oa which , with your permission , I wraM . willingly make-a * few observations ; such as I think may ba acceptable -even toyoiandmaay of your readers ^ Tho chief piwposo of that artide is , to remindypujreaders of the correctness of an opinion uttered by > Mr . O'Connor , before a meoting of- the working people of Newcr * tle , as to the deflciencj-in th « revenue which- win be occnaioned by tho change now in progress in this affair of . the r-jsstage , a dsflcioiwy , as you allege , ci one million o-yoar ; which deficiency , to be " savtd to bankers , morchants , and m ? iiufr , cturers , " as yo \ i Antimate , will bo to " be furriehed from the sinews oS the labourer / ' And then you cdd > " From such-boon cood LokI deliver us !"
JNow , Mr . Kditor , I have tho nusfottune to differ from yoEy and , apparently , frera- * Mr . O'Connor , aati all the masi material points here mooted ; and Iihcpa you will , permit me to lay * my . , view of tho mutter before youx readers , and eve : * b « fo » Mr . O'Connor-As to any . deficiency that may arise in the revenue o £ ourtyranta ,- incouseqnence ol . thls . " boon" which , Jiaa been extcited from them by ^ their . base and selfish constituency and upholders , the middle classes ; as to any deficiency ! that the plnndereM inaj ,. find , in the amount of their piHage , on this score , I . have never spauta moment ' s-tinie in considering . . Be it a million a ysar--though I nthar rear it will not-be « o much . But , what
ever itmay . De , I contend thatit . ^ wlU addnothingjiiota than they ^ -woold otherwise have t » endure , either t « the bucden , or' the sufferings cl . the labouring people .- This i * my firsieonsolation . It . -willaidd nothing m ««; it can add nothing root © to them , —Because , and we < mnst no walway » bear this in mind , neither their sufferings nor their , burdens can bo . fiwther increased , -without producKjg . eitheran explosion , such as would disperse the tyraute > and give tho proper froodom and relief ; or ebe ^ e « nd hundreds of , thousands of hungered and desperate peoplii prowling about bath towna ^ fceodntry , in defiant * of al 1 police audall law , helphig thamselws ; or , ia . revenue for their : sufferings , burning and destroying .
Ko > ( ienueaien , maka yourselves easy on this score . There < an ba no further gresaure on the peopte ( I , mean the lal » vuisg people ol this , ishuid , that wa havo anything , to fear from ; seeinif that , if Whig burdens-were now . increased at all ia-amount , they would be thereby sboricned in duration , by the utter overthrow of the sjstam of pillage trader which we are groaning . Til * revenue of owvmastere has , for soma lif . le time pask according to iheir own statements , fceon short of their expenditure . Tbey bjvve been shoct , more than thoj choose to atiaowledge , be yon assured of that ; and if , happily , this ; " postage reform " laake- them still rshoiter , so muck , the batter ; the sooner they will be brought to boot . What is it that him . tamed them into endurance of the browbeating tfcay have endured
even at our hands ? Their liberality . ' : their new-born liberality , th& growth of intelligence ; and all that sort of stuff ? Oh , belteve it not ! It has been their poverty . Theis utter inability ' to mak ® both ends meet . " The system ia coming to an end . That weakness which Paine predicted , as the end of paper-money , is now upon it . No , power on earth can save the audacious and profiigate thing . We have only to hold on a little while longer ; to keep our oppressors up to their full expenditure by our agitation ; to keep them poor ; make them increase the army and the police ; let them not plunder the country , and ride the working people to misery and to death , without paying for it Let us do nothing but what is right ; nothing but what is constitutional ; for the real constitution of England is sufficiently a Bystem of freedom to satisfy any reasonable
man . Let us , then , who are for the emancipation of our country from the degradation and misery to which it has been reduced ; let us who wish for the restoration of its freedom , of its honor , its power , and its real prosperity ; let us , I say , do nothing but what is right , manly , and even constitutional ; but let us rejoice in every -deficiency in the revenues of its oppressors—rejoice in every act of extravagance folly , and do all that we can , with a due regard to that gracieus power which placed us here , and with some little regard to our respective families and ourselves ; io keep our oppressors fully up to the mark in their expenditure ; regarding this post-office reform , if it cause a deficiency , and every neve company of military , and every new band of policemen , as a source of weakness to our and our country ' s oppressors .
I have yet other reasons for being pleased with this reduction of the postage , which I sea is really to be brought down to the penny ; but I must not touch on those reasons now . I am , Mr . Editor , Yours obediently , T . S . T . Liverpool , Dec . 29 , 1839 .
In our last , we stated that public rooms could not be had in London for a meeting in behalf of the Welsh patriots . The committee appointed to get up the meeting have subsequently issued the following address : — Address of the Committee appointed to call a Public Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Metropolis , on behalf of Mr . Frost and his Fellow
Prisoners . " In pursuance of the duties entrusted to us , we have applied for the use of rooms at the several places where great metropolitan meetings have heretofore been held , but , either because such rooms have been previously engaged for a period to extend beyond the issue of the approaching trials , or in consequence of oar views being misapprehended , we have been unable to obtain them ; and as our desira is not to increase excitement at this critical juncture , but to make a dignified and manly declaration of the intense anxiety we feel , we consider that the solemnity of our object would not be accomplished by convening meetings of a less important charatcr . We have , therefore , determined calmly and earnestly to place before the public our views and onr appeal in tho cause of civil right , justice , and i humanity .
" Had we convened a public meeting , we had no intention ^ to use or sanction the use of language of a threatening or unbecoming character , or in any way to interfere with the operation of the law . But we did intend to express pur indignation that the same fairness had not been , pursued towards the prisoners ; we did intend to repal the vile calumnies , the wickeVi aspersions , and the deliberate falsehoods , which certain por tions of the public press have propagated against a man , whose integrity , whose morality , and whose be-
nevolence had caused him to be loved most where he was known best ; we did intend to express onr melan-3 , T ^\ £ fal 8 ehooa s should have been invented , cm . C ^ J d L ° . haTe been diBtorte 4 i to prejudice nSloT ^ ^ ^ "oy Prisoners , inthe public esti-^¦ IS ^ . ^" : * " — wb 0 are immmm " ^ ii ^ caT 18 ed him ' * P ^ ^ be loved most where he
^ i , r = ? L KiwTjs : js port ; they neither insulted persons nor destroyed pro KTw ; except in Uio yet unexplained occurred at the Westgate Hotel , which is about to uSjoa s ^ - tss
printed , and before the public SmoS faT ^ of a bill , which they proposed to have phK-h ^ 9 Parliament . It would be well if their enenS It m read theCharter before they condemn its advoclj -S there it would be seen that nothing is farther from' £ views tnan attacks of any description upon the prowrtv or the rights of others . Their petition , signed by a million and a half of persons , prayed humbly and respectfully for the adoption of the Charter ; and the whole tenonrand scope of thuir exertions hava been to make the House of Commons that , which the Constitution assumes it in bo , but that which it really is nottho Commons , c-r the common people of Great Britain ami Ireland in Parliament assembled .
" Wo are at a loss , therefore , to 1 : uots- why the Chartists are to be maligned by tho falsehoods ef anonymous writers , for seeking ia snxorco a great constitutional principle , tho jnsfuwo" which no one tan deny . If tho principles of the Charier are now to be renudiat' -d thoro is not a book of authority in the library of any judge in the land thaft must not henceforth become a dead letter " These anonymous writers have so far permitted party spirit to outrage propriety as to set aside that excellent maxim in English jurisprudence which
assumes the innocence of every . man not proved miilty and demands that every owe should be tried without prejudice . Not only haye Mr . Frost and his compassions been declared guilty before their defence has been hearty bat their very fate said punishment have been anticipated and pronounced . Wo would hopo , for- the sake © f junticonnd humanity ,, that the prejudice which these men bavs sought to cresvfce may be without effect —that Jliuir malice m . iy not be groSilied—that thsi * unfeeling ory fo * blood may 2 nd no response in the hearts of a- BritM fury .
buouUT , uuh » p : jily , our hopes-ba disappointed , au& tho Government , yielding to evil counsel , be persuaded to exercwo its p »* er with rigour , in order to oratify the vindiotivene . ** of party spirit—we calmly and seriously ask , wouid the sacrifice- of Mk Frost or of the humblest-prisoner , better enable them to conduct the affaiss- of the- country , in every way so critical as they are at pr-e . 7 ent , and posiiliariy eo from the severe distress of the suffering millions ?^ -would it supply tho labouring population and their children With food in return for" their ttueeasing toil ?—would it remove theiirprovocation to outbreak ?—would it
establish for them their civil rights ? - ~ w «« ld it destroy agitattoH ? - ^ worf . l it put down Chartism ? If it would produce noc * of these effects , but if , on the contrary , as severity e ? er defeats its object , it would only fan th * flame of popular discontent , aa « i excite as we contend it wouM , in an alarming degree , the most revengeful passions of our nature , thenv how impolitic , howirreligiiMis ,. howinhun > acy . and how » awfolly responsible mart , they be who wonld bring afceut such fearful and melancholy results , or who would * add to the many afltictions whieh the people had already endured , by inflicting a wound too deep eves to be healed .
" Notwithstanding all our apprehensions and all our grievances , we ¦ would eStll hope that justice ami humanity may prevail on this important and perilous occasion , and that the prisoners may have every- opportunity a £ Porde& . 4 hem of tVbtaininjL ; that acquittal * which we hope and atriemuly boliave they merit . Whatever may be the ist-ue , or - . viiataver may be the general opinion respeeSi ^ jr t . itir guilt , still every Englishman mnst agree tlnfcthcy oi-ght to havo a fair and impartial trial ; tb ; 4 . cannot be had without great expense to meet the tasaaendous ppwt ; r and great ability of tlie Government advocates . We , therefore , implore the public to assist , ttie prisoaers with their subscriptions , and in every -way to reader- them that supper * -which they -would ttiemselves dasire were they placed in a similar situctioo . " By orderof tha Committee , " B . Tilly , Sdoietary . "
State op the Woskpeorlb *—The condition , of the labourin . u > opulation of this town , whicbis wholly of a > manuta » t \ uting characteop , ie very disti 06 rful , nor does any prospect of improvenir-nt present itself . The failures- of the proprietors of some of the extensive cotton mills in the town have occasioned a very considerable suffering amongst the-families of the operau ^ e classes . These failures haw been sue ? ceeded by those of icyal ^ eut manufacturers in tho second class ,. until the hands which have been thrown out of emijlayment may aaw fairly be stated at one half the whole number- in full work in the early part of tha : summer j . aiid our streets aro continually thronged with the unemployed . In this juncture , those of tHa . more solvent masters who . can brave the
panic , ha » vo concerted , taeasurea how . io-render their situation , in . the cotton , markets less ogprassive ^ and , seeing a sort of superabundant populationidling a !* out , have essayed a . redaction of the pric « g of laboisr , in the hope thai those who were employ ad would continue sa ,. rather tkan mingle with the-distressed out of doocs by resisting . The first attempt was made by the-. Messrs . Marshall , of Portwood ^ aboot throe weeks > ago , and with such success ,, that the whole estabi&hment may now be said to . be running at the rediwed wages * although a considecabla opposition is still held out to the dangerous , principle adopted by the employed . The necessary resu . t has been , that Messrs . Marshall can go into the market and ask . Leas prices than any other manufacturer hereabouts ; and next comes the evil consequences of submitting to abatements without decreasing ia the same ratio the hours of la . bou »» Tho other tna . Hufacturorsare determined not . to remain quiescent ,
paying high waged , whilst their nest neighbour is paying four-fifths less ; and therefore contemplate a reduction of payments in their establishments , which must inevitably tend to aggravate the condition of the artizan , and increase tho destitution of the commercial population , already sufficiently oppressed . Messrs . W . and C . Howard , very extensive manufacturers , ia Fortwoud , have given notice of some intended reductions in wages , and their example will undoubtedly be followed by the other cotton wasters in the town . Therefore , at present , the prospects of the labouring classes of this Borough are indeed very gloomy , nor is there gleam of hope to brighten their anticipations , or lighten the rigours of cheerless winter . Some of our oldest tradesmen say that last Saturday night was one of the most distressing for the shopkeepers that they can remember lor years .
Attempted Highway Robbery . —Between eight and nine o ' clock en Friday , as Mr . Hopwood , of Brinnington Moor , was returning home from the Cheese Market , whoro he had been disposing of a large dairy cheese , ho was followed out of the town by two men armed with bludgeons , expecting , of course , to find him in the receipt of a large sum of money . It so happened , however , that Mr . Hopwood invariably lett the cash at a shopkeepers in Fortwcod , | on his way to Birmingham , preferring to run no risk ; but in the morning on his way to Manchester market , his money would be available—because he resides in a lonely neighbourhood , and he could not calculate with certainty on the chapter of accidents . When he had got about half a mile from the town , and indeed within a very short distance of his
own house , he heard the footsteps of men behind him , and as they were quickening their speed somewhat remarkably , he turned round , and suddenly a blow from one of tho footpads , which tad evidently been intended for the back of his head , fell upon his forehead and inflicted a frightful wound . He instantly cried aloud for help , when the other fellow came violently upon him , and was proceeding to rifle his pockets ; when some persons coming past Mr . Hopwood ' s house , and hearing cries of distress , ran with all possible speed to the spot . The bloody villains , upon finding that assistance was most unexpectedly at hand , took totheir heels with all possible speed ; nor have they been since heard of . Surgical help was introduced to Mr . Hopwood ; but ho continues to suffer most seriously from , the injuries he sustained . The fellows did not succeed in taking anything ; and we fear there is not wfy probability of their
appro-Vk r \ «\ hi avi rir honsion . / Fatal AcciDENT / -On Friday night last , as a respectable farmer / from Nobberley , near Kuutsford , in this county , \? as returning with his cart from this market , whera he had been disposing of some agricultural produce , as it was his wont to d . every Friday , he met with an accident which terminated the life of , a very excellent man on . the spot . It appeared that in passing over Cheadle Heath , he stopped , with his cart and horses at the Dog and
Jfartnjige , the other side of Brmksway Banks ; and having' partaken of some liquor , prepared to start again , having sat himself down upon the shaft for the purpose . At thi 3 moment , a couple of dogs commenced fighting , and so startled the horses , that they . Bet off at a slow trot , -which bo provoked the former that he determined they should gooa ^ and hit them with the reins . During this exertion he fell backward upon the hind part of the shaft horse , which still continuing its speed , h was unable to recover himself , and ultimately h
PSs | ES | 3 t lying upon the turnpike roadTSSrrfilTIw ? the Dog Md . Partridge , where if „ JKiSSS themselves but on learning the untimely endSOr master , their joy was , changed to grief'" Tha lamentations wero indeed most affecting as ' thedn ' oeased was an excellent master and a lib ' cral neiehof Mobb f l eemed aad resPecied b J the inhabitants The Anti-Cors Law Co . \ 's ? iiutobs . —The Mo-Ioch 3 , who enslave the minds and bodies of the working classes of this borough , are making a violet ^ 1 . * ° */^ >' - more extensively on the blood and __ slid off -thA - ' » t . Wi ti . ^^ -i . ... =
1 vTtLw iT ™ ation of allwealth-iheneople t ? H , fev l - Those eighty and sordid * cap "" Antf Cor ^ Tn 1111 ? co « ou lardi-the Manchester and SrVmkT ^ S ' - ' bose text is , "starvation and servility to the artizan , " have extended their nfluence to Stockport- a sort of branch associaSo ? Laying been formed , of which Mr . Charfes Hudson solicitor , is secretary-being the self-same Charles Hudson who is also secretary to ' the master manu . ' facurers ' society . The Ant -Corn Law conspirators of this town lure had meetings , certainly , but they have been " like angels' visits , few , . afo far b ? - tween , " and , at last , ia consequence of the growine intelligence of the Chartists on tho queption / ff wJeat H eiied t 0 ^ ° completely out , unlosLTmetmng S t W . ^ v leBstil s ^ of ' the cotton H and-the Whiglmgs , and the hangers-on , vf « t \ Z Ho ^ U
S , ? , " 1 CU f muliis «^ - ^ ad i-Sacard wa Sg ? ^ heir ass ( > ciation ' " «» * to-^ s « i ^ -n ^^ , Inu , was the placa of meeting ; and all the " memW were exhorted to renew t ^ ZSJX ^ S ; - : ff i" ^"" wer 9 Ported to enrol' themselves 1-h . e Chartifita were prepared to meet these cotton gentlemen , and prove to them the absolute iapossibility , in the present state of the taxation ef this coaatry , of a repeal of ther Corn Laws being ¦ oenencial to any but the-overgrown cotton lords wonkt
wno soon become petty princes and absolute tyrants , whilst the labouring classes , although they might superficially have cheaper bread , would havetheir means of purchase reduced neariy- one-balf ; - and their general condition would sink to that of * more dependent and dograding . character , by placinjr themselves e * the grasp of usurious and overbearinjr ' cotton lords .. Thi 3 preparedness did not escape the ears of the- innumerable eaves-dw > ppers who infest tho Chartists rand all ontroversy wae put a stop to by its being understood that none would bo allowed , since the meeting was called for * particular purpose . A . number of the Chartist ? ,, nevertheless , attended tiie feastle Inn , on the- above evening , to witness the # M € fowith which these Anti-Corn Law
gentlemen would proclaim their power and their influence . But ,, such au attendance ' .. And verily they would ( such'was the paucity of , attendance of their proselytca ) - have been barely able to-keep each other warm ha < J-it not been for the presence of the Universal Suffrage men , who thus gs-ve a numerical character to ths "job , " which did not fairly belong to the associators as " repealers . " It was under ^ stood that a puolio meeting on the- subject would take place at the Court Room , on Monday neii * - at six o ' clock , at which auy discussion as to the real merits of the question ought fairly to take place ; the Chartists , therefore , contented themaevea with being mere-spectators . Mr . Alderman Baker , the mayor , having , been called to preside , ; business
proceeded , and the talking commence&jin the course of which Mr . Sefton delivered himself of his thricetold speech . Mr . Hamer also did hi& woik to-the r best of his ability . ; -but one essential was wanting —Qobody understood . what he meant . A . good deal of twaddle was uttered , and sympathy ; invited for tho poor manufacturers , nothing being cared about the-agrlcaltural and commercial kbourersi who would in the event of a repeal be compelled to . live upon barley , b read— " coarse food "—and halfi * ages- ^ wkilst the state pensioners would be receiving comparatively doubie pay 1 . After some sqabbling aniong themselves , in which . Joe Whitelagg > the watercaaier , and corporation bellman , beeaino . conspicuous , Mr . Hamer cailod the bellman to ordo <* a
cail which was promptly responded tokythe bellman sayiug he was n . ot the bellman ; he appeared at that meetiug aa a * meinber of the StockBort Anti-Coiru Law Association .. The master manufecturer ' s seeretary ( ilr . Hudson ) called to ordsr . ; . and the Chairman , in his-turn , quietly hinted toihat worthy official that he was not in order . Hamer and VVhitelegg resumed the " row ; " and . they were at length put down , . much to > the amusement of the Chartists . Certain , resolutions were , in . a manner , agreed upon , assenting to the proceedings of the Manchester League ; . and after the Cotton . Masters ' Secretary had Rocketed the few eixpsacss whioll were handed in . by members renewing their tickets , 6 be meeting broke up . A person named Longson , who had been zualchiug some person driak (?) TiePt '
interrupting hi 8 ^ anti-Corn Law brethren by sonW *' guttural gibbeciah , . which amused his hearers , whilst , nobody could understand him . The leaders of th ^ ^ meeting , smarting , fox the character of . their proceedings , were fully occupied in keoping , this duplicant homo in aoythiig like order . Asa publio meeting must take plaaa in a . few days , we believe on Monday night , let . the . Universal Suffrage , men take heed and attend the meeting , to prove to . these commercial aristocrats-that the working classes , knowing their interests , are prepared , bj sound , argument , to protect them . ;; and are determined not to be deprived of another slice oi' their hard-earned , wages , for tho benefit of those who have already got too much out . of the goot man ' s bones . Be . at your poBfr"England expects every man will do hiaduty . " — Correspondent * .
SHEFFIELD . Mechanics' Hall . —We have , much pleasure ia . announcing that tho Town Trustees have made ft , donation . ot £ 2 C 0 to the Buildup Fund of the Me * chanics- ' Lustitution . Elkg . ii . on at the iNFiBMAax . —On ^ Tonday , % very numerous meeting of Governors took place at the Infirmary , for the purpose , of electing a Martrou to that institution , vacant by i $ t » resignation of Misa Femem . Mrs . Barker was elected . Dubducal Mischief . — -Between Sunday night and Monday morning , soma villains entered tho foige of Messrs . Butcher , in Eyre-lane , a- _ d des * tioyed eleven pairs cf bollowa by ripping th « leather open with some sharp weapon . We bop * that the miscreants may he discovered and brought to justice . .
Dreadful Accidekx . —On Monday a poor Irish labourer , iu tho employment of Mr . Stevenson , the railway contractor , took his soat when at the Sheffield stati on , on a lurry loaded with blocks , of stoney such as are used , for laying the plates dawn won , and attached to an empty coal train . Ji' ^ ae * quence of tho irosty sight the stones had become slippery , and when about the Holmes , from tha ' shake on the rails , one bf them fell off * which caused the carriage to pitch in such a manner , that tha man was thrown forward and fell between two car *
riages . He caught hold of the connecting chain , or some other projection , but the engine-man not being aware of the accident went on , and the poor fellow was carried for a considerable distance , until W arm and leg became ground and beat . to pieces before the train was stopped . He was conveyed to the Infirmary in a hopeless state , where he lingered in great agony till live o ' clock , when death pat an end to his sufferings . His name is tjohn Fitzgerald , and he has left a isife and three children . He was much respected as an honest , faithfuL , and steady servant .
Departure of thk Msibopolitan- &qzick sob Wales . —On Saturday fr ^ ty confltabl « r oftte A ' division of the Metropolitan Police left . town , under the superintendence of Sergeant Chalk , : for ivftmmouth . Tho object of sending this body ofiba police is said to be to preserve order in the , Court , jui < i the approaches thereto on the 4 ays of Jh ' e trial , of Frost , and his fellow patriots . . ~ -Ti National Ppopensities . —When a ' lselebra ^ Scotch nobleman was once Ambassador to the Coirt of France , Louis was very anxious to learn from 4 lnl the character of our nation , iria jutlcia in inio * l
" Well , my , ora , " cried the King , •» hdw would m Englishman be found after a hard fought field ! " Oh ! sleeping away the fittigues of tho i * f , 'l replied- the Ambassador . '' Very prudently *^ rejoined his Majesty . * ' And the- Irish V w 1 W » i he'd be be drinking away the fatigues of the Mf . " "Good ! . good ! " laughed out the Royal Lwafl . And now , though last not least in glory ' s anna& ~ your own countryman—the bonny Scot T " Wliy » your Majesty , I ken Sandy's humour—Ire'd baiirt darning his hose , perhaps , and thinking of the 8 $ 8 t le could save . " . ^ , -
Fatal Accidents os ihe Bibminghah aWJ Dekby . Railway . — We regret to state : that t « $ fatal accidents have occurred en tbaBinningoM and Derby railroad during the past week . InoW case a man unknown was ruu over and cut in tin by a train near Derby . The other ease occurjee * near Taniworth , and the unhappy sufferer wa a labouring man named William Ibbs . It appearf from the evidence taken at the inquest , that lbo had been into the town to pay a shop biflj and gon on the railway at the Tamvrorth station to prooi ^ along the line on bis way home . He had rioi gas
far when a ballast engine , on its return toww < Birmingham , ran ov ^ r him , and killeaVliim bnjth spot , ft seems that tbe engine was o ^ qting up ^ the liaegenerally , used-by , the train t aidjthat pfa who had previously been walMxig on ' i 5 e i down W hearing the noise behind him , crossed from whia he would have been safe , without i loojting WbU him ,- and so , absolutely , though / jflnoonsojons ! sought his fate . V / o regret to state tna ^ Ibbi , W was a sober , steady man , much rqsp « c $ ed by * fellow workmen , has-left behind him avrifeWtt large family . —Staffordshire Examiner . "" > . i
Ths C-Habtxst Prisoner3. Ths C-Habtxst Pe1sons13.
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The Newport Insurrection.
THE NEWPORT INSURRECTION .
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