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1* January 13, 1849. THE NORTHERN STAR. ...
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1* January 13, 1849. The Northern Star. ...
1 * January 13 , 1849 . THE NORTHERN STAR . « ^*
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TO THE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL LAND £ . COMPANY . ' % i ¦ f : The Board of Directors have to announce the ^ enrolment of tbe Loan Society , the rales of which Jljare been duly certified both by tbe Actuary of | ghe National Debt Office and MrTidd Pratt , tbe Re gistrar . p It will he seen from tbe accorapanjmg extracts ^? from tbe rules , tbat there is a difference in the price % « f shares , set forth in the rules as tbey stand entrolled , and tbe amount agreed upon at the late Con . S-ference , but this departure from the instructions of ^ -Conference was imperatire to ensure legalisation , J The Conference also resohed that loans might be
a :: granted to tbe amount of JE 40 , but here , again , the ^ law rendered a second departure from tbe resolntion ^> of Conference essential , as £ 15 ia tbe highest sum | % Wcb the Act of Parliament will permit the Society Ipto advance as loans . The managing committee were ^ otmd in obedience to law to disregard the instrucvsjb ' ons of Conference . sjijs , Rules for the instruction of subscribers , and congjtaining blank leaves for tbe entrance of payments , *| ' ire now preparing and will be ready in tbe course of *? a few days , when persons requiring them may have irf Pem by tbe payment of a small sum for each copy . £ &; By order of tbe Directors , 5 |" - " ' Thomas Clark , Cor . Sec .
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5 g £ ; COKST 1 XOTI 05 . gfe ' That this Society shall consist of shareholders , ^ not exceeding ? 0 , OOO , each of whom may hold as afoaany shares as he shall think proper . ' # J " 1 KA 5 S . j $ 8 * The means through which this Society seeks to jl attain its objects are , by the advancement of loans Wei Five Pounds ; Seven Pounds , Ten Shillings ; WTwelve Pounds , Ten Shillings ; and Fifteen Pounds , M' to industrious persons on good security , for terms ot ? g from one to three years , at the rate of Five per cent , lifer antra * .
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LETTERS TO THE WORKING CLASSES . XXX . w 0 ri « ara things , and a wall drap « f Ink Fallias—like Jew—ape * a tboajht , produces Tbat whieh make * tkeusaafe , perhaps millions thiak . ' Ju t * .
THE PAST , THE PRESENT , A N D THE FUTURE . Brother Proletarians , A year ago ' the mob ef nohlei , statesmen , priests and iiagi , ' little imagined that their usurpations were destined to enconiter the rode shocks of' revolutionary violence . ' Blind and deaf to the signs of tbe times , they saw not the rising of the waters , they heard not tha muttering * of the approaching storm , if far a moment some ffiisgivicga of the
future haunted them , they took refuge in the eonsoling but cowardlj reflection : ' after us the deluge . ' The annihilation » f the * Sonderbmd , ' the popular risings in Italy , and the social anarchy in France , all failed to enlighten the blind tyrants of the nations ; 1 At least , ' said they , ' at least this side of the death of Louis Philip ?* we oan have nothing to fear . And then , should the ' rascal-rabble' rise against our authority , cannon-law shall recall them . to ' order , ' and re-teach them tho ' right divine ' . of the privileged few to trample upon the swinish many . '
Bnt the 22 nd of February came—when the cry for ' Reform * was to be answered by the old and favourite argument of kings and statesmen- —force . ' All right / said Loom Pnuim . ' I am so safe in the saddle nothing can shake me . ' The 23 .-d saw the royal Jew trembling in his palace , and like a drowning man catching at straws , tuning once more to his old arts of cajolery , hoping by a dexterous shuffling oi the cards to keep np tbe pleasant game of humbug " » little longer . But it would aot do . Thiers and OnrxLOV Babbot were rejected by the people . The 24 th—ever memorable , ever glorious day—arrived , shut trick was tried and failed . The abdication in favour of tha * Count de Paris waa pronounced by the Vox Populi : — 'TOO LATE !'
The royal usurer transformed into' Mister Smith , ' concluded an igaominions flight by taking refuge in this favoured resort of bankrupt kings ana insolvent statesmen . The Republic waa once again proclaimed ,, and through the length and breadth of Europe , reverberated the 'joy-shoat'of the millions—the tocsin of Democracy : ' Trot la Republique !' Throughout Germany and Italy the people arese , and Berlin , Vienna , Milan , and many other famous cities , were the icenes of popular struggles and victories—victories which attested the heroism of the people and the guilty cowardice of their oppressors . The anoieat rights of the Germans were onee again recognised , and the vision of an united Germanyone and indivisible—excited the sympathies and hopes of surrounding nations .
The Auitrians were driven from tbe north of Italy , and from Milan to Naples the revolutionary tricolour proclaimed the revival of Italian nationality . Sicily threw off the yoke of the Bourbon . Iiun « gary achieved constitutional independence . The Poles buckled on their swords to renew the struggle for their country ' s salvatioa . Even in this' nation of shopkeepers' the influence of the French Revolution wM not altogether UQfelti A portion of the people rallied to the cry ef 'The Charter . ' Agitation and enthusiasm gave birth to excitement , aud many believed that the ] hour of popular deliverance was at hand . The signs of a revolutionary struggle grew thick and fast in Ireland , But soon—too soon—tbe gloom « f re-action over * shadowed the glory of democratic progress .
Words instead of deeds characterised the' reign ' of the Provisional Government of the French Republic . The pledges given to the heroic workmen of Paris were not redeemed . Increased taxation rendered the Republic odious to tbe peasantry . Finally , the eleetion of a royalist , arisioeratica ) , labour-grinding Assembly placed the very existence of the Republic in danger , aad obstructed the march of democratic principles . The unfortnaate manifestation of tbe 15 fcb of May
—affording as it did a pretext for commencing the bourgeois' reign of terror , ' waa a heavy blow and sore discouragement to tbe democratic cause . But terrible were thecensequenoesof the fatal days of June . Wholesale butchery , martial law , the transportation aad imprisonment of thousands of victims , the-state of siege , the almost total extinction of the democratic press , the suppression of public associations—in short , a sanguinary dictatorship of four months ' duration , and the pitiless proscription of all true Re * publicans !
ORDER REIGNED IN PARIS ! Betrayed by the combined cowardice and treason of an unprincipled and unscrupulous king , the patriots of Lombardy were again vanquished by the savage tools of Austria . The capital of northern Italy was again subjected to the intolerable rule of Radeizky ' s ruffianly hordes , and from that hour to the present time tyrannr , confiscation , and murder have combined to proclaim tb & t—
ORDER REIGNS IN MILAN ! The blood-reeking Neapolitan tyrant , who had at first assumed the mask of Liberalism , soon threw off all disguise , and showed himself a true Bourbon . He provoked an insurrection , and , that subdued , he let loose a band of assassins on his capital , who slew and plundered in the broad faee of day with the knowledge and sanction of his kingship .
ORDER REIGNED IN NAPLES ! The Sicilians , after their successful revolt , had received friendly assurances of countenance and protection from the governments of Franca and England . Both governments proved treacherous when the moment for testing their friendship arrived . Under the eyes of a British Admiral—under the guns of a British fleet—Messina was bombarded , sacked , and destroyed by the forces of tbe Neapolitan tyrant . 01 shades of Bliss and Cbomwma ! how would you blush for the degenerate Britons of these days ! The horrors of the sacking of Messina included pillage , destruction , massacre , and violation . The ashes of the city and the bones of itsslaughtered inhabitants , proclaim to this day , that
ORDER REIGNS IN MESSINA ! Once that tbe German princes were relieved of the terror under which they had fallen in the days of March , they commenced intriguing against the new order of thingc The Schleswig-HolBtein war was ' got up' for the purpose of distracting popular attention from questions of home reform . The Frankfort parliament—composed principally of aristocrats , bourgeois upstarts , literary and legal adventurers , and Intriguers and humbugs of all kinds , have so well dona their work that they have made 1 German Unity' the jest of Europe . Of course , the
Frankfort parliament has not been wholly devoid of talent , combieed with integrity . Roxrbt Blum , the martyr , was & glorious exception to the general want of honesty and conrage in tbat Assembly . The bombardment of Vienna will be recorded in history as one of the most atrocious of the many infamous crimes which have conferred a horrible celebrity on the House of Hapsburg . The frightful details of the storming of that city , with the after atrocities committed by the imperial savages , I need not repeat—for I have more than once addressed you on this harrowing subject . The Austrian capital is still ruled by military terror , and , of
course , ORDER REIGNS IN VIENNA ! In this country , new and tyrannical enactments , the undisguised substitution of f . rce for law , the horrible conspiracies of Government-spies , aad , above all , the organised , anti-democratie bourgeois ' league , and the systematic lying of the Press-gang , prevented the progress of the proletarian cause . A multitude ef victims are at this moment piniag in prison , some doomed to hopeless , because life-lone , slavery and misery . Of Ireland , the least said the
better . A few good men , who loved their country , 'not wisely but too well / ' set' their lives , their names , their all , * npon a east , ' and—failed . Of such a sacrifice their countrymen proved themselves unworthy . But now that the last ray of hope has fled , now that Irish patriotism ii extinct , now tbat Erin , Though trod Ilk * th * worm , will not tun npoa power , now that thousands—millions—are content to 'die ( in their misery ) and make no sign , ' » ow the triumph of English rale is accomplished ,
for—ORDER REIGNS IN IRELAND ! If , however , there ia much to mourn over , there is much to rejoice at in the history of the year 1848 . Out truly noble order gained many a glorious vie tory , and fought many a battle in which they well deserved to have been victorious . Moreover , in mere than one country . « M and lasting advantages have been gained . That moastrous absurdity , a king , no longer exists in France . A democratic constitution has been adopted , and , unless the French people would rather be alares than freemen , Universal Suffrage will secure all the tights they have recovered , and , moreover , will enable them to accomplish their social regeneration through the action of tbe legislature without , as heretofore , being driven te the employment of force in the struggle for justice .
The people ot Germany , though they have been to a great extent defrauded by their rulers and leaders , have , nevertheless , secured much real power , which , doubtless , they will tem to good account for the completion of their liberties . In some of the Italian states tbe people still rale . Even in Rome despotism , both spiritual and temporal , has been overthrown by the intelligence and courage of the people . On the 29 th of last month a decree waa issued by the triumvirs ( who , in tem . poral affairs , have superseded the renegade Pope , ) convoking a Constituent Assembly , to be elected by UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE 1 3
Throughout the continent one great lesson has been learned : me folly of making half-revolutions . Of all tbe enemieslof mankind , ttte « mod . erftte 8 ' aad temporisers * are the wont . If a nation abandons itsslf to the / tictymw of aLAKARxws , the Woody des <
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potitm of a CmiosAC cannot fail to be that nation's doom ! In most of the recently agitated states of Europe , the languor of weariness hsa for the moment succeeded to the exoiteaaent of the past year . But the straggle Is not ended . The present is a moment of breathing time before the wcommencemeEt of the conflict . Now that the presidential question is decided , it is to be hoped tbat the ultra-Democratic and Social Reformers of France , who , in tho late eonteat voted for different names , will forthwith heartily re-unite for the sake of their common cause . A vigorous propaganda is at tbis moment tbe one thing needful in Franee to prepare the country for the general eleetion of the members of the new Assembly , Unless
measures are taken to enlighten the people , the next Assembly will be as bad as tbe present—perhaps ( if possible ) still worse . That Assembly will be elected for three years . The substitution of triennial for annual elections is the very worst feature of the new Constitution . It is also to be hsped tbat the Parisian Socialists will eschew tbeir habitual extravagances . Same of their recent doings have not been calculated to disarm popular prejudice , bnt the reverse . Those who most earnestly desire the social regeneration ef Franee , and Europe generally , are pained to witness a good cause injured by the folly and fanaticism of those who undoubtedly mean well , but who certainly act very irrationally . I have good hopes of our German brethren .
' I think I hear a little bird who sings * Tbe people by and by will be tbe stronger . '' It ia positively amusing to read the predictions of out own coKesporidenU , ' respecting thoh & poy year ef peace , loyalty , and contentment this 1849 is to be ! O ' most potent , grave , and reverend' donkeys , I have a notion tbat you will find yourselves very fsat out in yonr reckoning . Wait * little longer , and you shall see—what yon shall see ! The Sxandabd of this evening contains the following paragraph : — Cbjukiix . f- It is said that secret efforts are making to revive the ChartUt agitation , and that it is tha iatentton of these deludsd people to hold district meet , logs in snob a manner as . to evade tbe interference of the law .
'It is said' that the Press-gang are addicted to lying , slandering , and evil-epeakinp , and I am sorry to have to say that tbe pious Stamubb is » o exception to the general rule . It is true tbat efforts are making to revive the Chartist agitation , efforts which , I trust , will be crowned with success ; but it is not true that these efforts are being made in secret . So far from worhipg secretly , tbe Cbartist leaders desire nothing bo much as publicity , and will only be too happy to make public all tbeir efforts through tbe cclumns of the Standard . Will the SiAHDiRD open its columns to the Chartists ?—Not so .
I beg to assure the Standard that the Chartists are not'deluded , ' and have bo occasion to attempt any evasion of the law . They can hold district meetings in accordance with the law . For thoneh special laws have been passed to' put down' the Chartists , no law as yet exists on the statute book to prevent the Chartists publicly assembling in the city on Monday , in Fiesbury on Tuesday , in the Tower Hamlets on Wednesday , in Marylebone on Thursday , in Westminster on Friday , and in Southwark on Saturday , every week in tho year if tbey so please , and have the means to hire places of meeting , dee . All this the Stanbabd gentry know very well ; but it suits their purpose te pnt the 50 iirgwnV-bludgeoRer « into a renewal of their April sweat , by raising the alarm : — ' The Chartists are coming . '
Brother Pkolbtarians , we must give these Pressgang ruffians no pretext for their lies , at the same time we must show them that Chartism is not dead . The work of the future must be commenced without farther delay . Be ours the glorious task of accelerating the coming of that good time when it shall be said ; Justice reigns in England—Justiqs RBIGKB IN Edbope ! L'Ami btj Petjple . January 11 th , 1849 .
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The Executive . —The Executive met at their rooms , 144 , High Holborn , on Friday evening January the 5 th . Present—Messrs Kydd , Dixon , Stallwood , Ross , Clark , and M'Grath . Mr Harney was confined to his house by severe indisposition . Mr Ross was called to the chair . A letter was retd from the borough of Kingston-upon-Hull , requesting the services of Mr M'Grath , as a candidate for a seat in Parliament at theforthcoraing election for that borough , vice Mr Baines , who has become a Poor Law Commissioner . The secretary was instructed to enter into communication with the writer of the letter and others relative thereto . The subject of the Westminster meeting convened by the
High Bailiff was been brought before the com . mittee by Mr Stallwood , who said , without in anyway opposing the conveners of tbe meeting , he thought the Executive might do a deal of good by attending , as he thought no party was so well able to point out a means of * employing the poor , ' as they , the Ex . ecutive committee , who were from and of the'poor ' After considerable discussion , the Executive came to the conclusion that to commend and point the attention of the people to ' home colonisation , ' must he of advantage , and each and every member agreed to attend , and if possible address tbe meeting in favour of that object . The secretary was instructed to write an address on the progress of
Chartism , and the means of accelerating that great measure of political justice . On the motion of Messrs M'Grath and Clark , it was resolved ' That the 1 Standard Theatre , ' Shoreditch , be taken for a benefit in aid of the funds , and tbat if possible it should be on the night of Wednesday , January the 31 st . Mr Stallwood was instructed to take the necessary steps ; and the Executive then , in addition to the representatives of the Chartists resident in the se * veral districts of tbe metropolis and its environs , formed themselves into ' TheParliamentary Demonstration Committee , ' when Mr Mark Lee delivered in his reports , to the effect that the ' Druids' Hall , ' could be bad for tbe occasion . Ultimately , the
committee came to the decision tbat the present impoverished state of the people from the want of employment , would not warrant them in taking that hall and getting up a dinner ; and on the motion of Messrs Clark and Kydd , it was resolved « That a public soiree , consisting of tea , public speaking , ball and concert , be held at the Literary and Scientific Institution , John Street , on Monday evening , January the 29 th , and that the price of admission be the same as at the late benefit in aid of the ' Victim Fund . ' 'That all the members of Par . liament , who advocate the principles contained in the ' People ' s Charter , ' be inrited to attend . ' The committee then adjourned .
Nottingham . —A social and democratic banquet was held on Monday evening last , at Mr Smith ' s Temperance Hotel , Low Pavement , Nottingham to do honour to Mr Rodgers on his release from Kirkdale Gaol , where he has been confined since August last , for an alleged political offence , but on the day of trial no charge was preferred , After the good things provided by Mr Smith had been disposed of , Mr W . Dexter , artist , was called to the chair , when the cojapany were amused and edified with many social and democratic songs , speeches , recitations and toasts . Amongst the toasts were the
following ; ' Doctor M'Douall , and the rest of the victims of Whig tyranny . ' ? To the memory of the brave men of Paris , who died defending the social and democratic Republic—the insurgents of June . ' Froat , Williams and Jones . ' Louis Blanc , Raspail , and the rest of the social and democratic Republicans of France , and may their principles be speedily established throughout the world . ' ' M « - chel , Smith O'Brien , and the rest of the Irish patriots . ' A subscription was entered into for the wires and families of tbe patriots now confined in Kirkdale Gaol ; the subscription will be continued
weekly . Bradford . — Mr J . Shaw , of Leeds , lectured on Sunday afternoon in the Temperance Hall , Southgate , to a large and respectable audience . A collection was made in aid of the Defence Fund . Edward Hurley lectured in the evening in the Democratic School Room , Croft Street , Wakefield Road ; the room was well filled , and a collection made after the lecture in aid of the families of our incarcerated friends ; forty persons entered as members of the National Charter Association ; a council was also elected according to the old plan of organisation .
Bradford . —We have received a very lengthy address from the Relief Committee of Bradford , to the public oa behalf of the victims , from which we give the following extracts : —How , and in what way , have our brethren in bondage violated the sacred rights of property , or insulted what is termed our glorious constitution ? Do not all classes in Bradford and in its vicinity recollect the time when there were processions amounting tu ten thousand individuals , walking through the streets , when the town was destitute of a millitary force ? and when , we would ask , has there been to tbe value of a single farthing ' s worth of property destroyed , or an isolated individual injured or insulted , by the horrid revolutionists who composed those assemblies ? We conscientiously believe you will answer in the negative . There are many of those Whig-made widows
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and orphans in Bradford requiring your immediate assistance ; do not alio * them to suffer from want of the necessaries of ltfe , but be determined to contribute your mite towards the support of the destitute families of our incarcerated brethren . Prove by your contributions that if tbey are deprived of their natural protectors you will , during their absence , be their guardians . This of itself will be sufficient to prove to our oppressors that the feelings of common humanity still reign predominantly in the minds of the democracy of Bradford . It , on tha other band , you allow the wives , and helpless babea , of those who are suffering in our cause , to perish , it will dishearten our imprisoned friends , bring a dis grace on our cause , and ultimately establish the
triumph of our common enemies . In conclusion , we most earnestly desire that a few active men , in every neighbourhood of the district of Bradford , will again bestir themselves in their respective localities , and send a delegate to the Association Room , Croft Street , Wakefield Road , on Wednesday evening , Jan . loth , at seven o ' clock in the evening , for the purpose of laying down plans to bring this benevolent object into practical operation . —We beg leave to subcribe ourselves yours , ii the cause of Chartism , the Relief Committee—Thomas Wilcock , John Clougb , Matthew Browekt , Richard Gee , Joseph Briggs , Bayles Foster , Edward Smith , John Parratt , James Steel , Richard Wilkinson ; Edward Hurley , secretary .
Dudley . —At the weekly meeting of this branch of the Chartist Association on Sunday , January 7 th , held at tbe house of Mr Rankin , Cambell Street , it was resolved : — ' That the Chartists of Dudley and the surrounding neighbourhood , get up a tea-party to be held at some central place , for the purpose of commemorating the French Revolution , and to take into consideration the best means of getting up an efficient dimict agitation in favour of the principles contained in the Charter ; and vre hereb y appeal to Our brother democrats residing in the district , to aid us in effecting this great object . * The tea-party will take place some time near the 24 th of February , and information may be obtained of Mr Rankin , Cambell Street , Dudley .
:, Manchester . —The Execctiva . —Mr John Sutton and Mr George Henry Smith , have been elected to the Executive , during the absence of Messrs Leach and Donovan . Re-organisation of the FinsdxJRY LOCALITY . —On Sunday evening last a crowded meeting was held at Deadman's ( late Lunt ' s ) Coffee Rooms , Clerkenffoll Green . Mr Lee was elected to the chair . The chairman having made some brief remarks introductory to the business of the evening . Mr M'Grath addressed the audience at considerable
length upon the necessity of reorganising undtf the plan sanctioned by the Birmingham delegates , and of vigorous exertion in furtherance of the cause of freedom . The address was received iti the best spirit , and seemed to give entire satisfaction . Several others , including Mr Walter Cooper , addressed the meeting , and were unanimous as to the propriety of once more rallying for the ' Charter and no Surrender . ' Thirty-seven members were enrolled , when the chairman announced that all future meetings of the locality would be held in a commodious room upstairs , and that a lecture would be delivered therein by Mr William Dixon , on Sunday evening , Jan . 14 th . To commence at eight o clock .
The NAiiexAL Victim and Defbkcb Fcmd . —On Tuesday evening , at the Literary Institution , John Street , Mr T . Cooper gave hie first oration in aid of the above fund , Tbe subject chosen was ' The life , writings , and character of Thomas Paine , ' which Mr Cooper handled much to the satisfaction of his audienee . We regretted that many of those who cheered the heroes on to martyrdom , were not present on an occasion set apart for the benefit of the martyr * , but we hope the future orations will find more of them present . —Mr Clark was chairman for the evening . —At the closn a rote of thanks wa » passed by acclamation to Mr Cooper for his services .
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Nottingham . -- At a public meeting of the memberg of this branch , the following resolution was carried , ( Mr Whitley in the chair ) , viz .: — 'That in the opinion of this meeting , it -would be unwise in the Directors of the National Land Company to give up tbeir claim to the rent due from the occupants on the various estates—believing that the prosperity of the Company itself must mainly depend upon its ability to reproduce the capital expended ; at tbe same time they would suggest the propriety of the Directors dealing with the whole of our located brethren in the most liberal spirit ; they therefore request that the rent now due be added to the original cost of the house and land , and the allottees be called
upon in future to pay the same after the rate of four per cent ., per annum , which would allow the back rent now due to run over a period of years before its liquidation , and give them an opportunity of testing the capabilities of the soil , and the soundness of the principle upon which the Laud Plan is based ; they further consider , that no difference whatever ought to bs made between the members who purchased their rig ht to location , and those who were balloted , seeing that each are called upon to abide by and be subject to the rules and regulations for the government of the Company . ' Mr Sweet addressed the members at some length , aad urged upon them to aid the families of Messrs M'Douall and White who were in a destitute condition . A collection was then made , and a vote of thanks having been given to the chairman , the meeting dispersed .
Hindluy . —At a meeting of the Dodhurst Brow branch ef the National Land Company , held oa Monday last , the following resolution was passed : — ' That all members of this branch who do not attend on or before the 13 th of February next , and pay both local and land levies , will be struck off tbe books . Aberdeen . —This branch of tbe Land Company , held their quarterly meeting at Mrs Bain ' s Hall , enThursday , the 5 th inst ., when the quarterly report was submitted to the meeting , and unanimously approved of , but the officers being liable for debts to a considerable amount for room rent , secretary , salaries , & c „ and . ' as there is no appearance of getting
the same liquidated unless the members pay their local expenses , some discussion ensued as to the propriety of closing the branch . It was ultimately moved and carried : — ' That the branch be kept open for another quarter , the members present pledging themselves to use their influence to induce their fellow members to come forward again ; * The following officers were then elected for the quarter : James Ewen , president ; William Troup , vice-president ; William Porter , treasurer ; Robert Robertson , secretary ; Alexander Fiddes , John Thompson ,
Jas . Jack , aud Archibald Wilson , committee . It was then moved by William Shaw , and seconded by Thomas Thaw , and carried : —' That the located members do not receive so much indulgence , but that they pay all their rents , in such instalments as the directors may think fit , according to their circumstances , but that the whole be paid by January , 1851 . * Finally it was resolved : —« That this branch hold meetings every Friday night at eight o ' clock , in Mrs Bain ' s , 63 , Castle Street , for the ensuing quarter . '
Preston . —A general meeting of Land members took place in Franklanc ^' s Room , Lune Street , on Mondav evening last , Mr John Greenwood in the chair ;" when the following resolution was unanimously agreed to : — ' That we consider the decision of the late Conference , with respect to the payment of rent by the allottees , ought to be adhered to . ' Banbury . —A meeting of the members of this branch was held at the Butchers' Arms Inn , on Monday evening last , when the following resolution was carried . Proposed by James Bolton , seconded by James Rose : — ' Tbat the members located do not have the rents due given them by the Company , but pay it as agreed to by the late Conference . '
Rochdale . —At the monthly meeting of the Land members , Mr O ' Connor ' s letter was read , and the question of the rent discussed , when the following resolution was proposed by Abraham Crabtrce , and seconded by Charles Shaw : — ' Tbat it is the opinion of this meeting , tbat the allottees pay the rent due to the Company , and tbat they be allowed three yeare to pay it in b y instalments , ' Moummih , Yorkshire . —At a meeting of Land members of this branch , on Monday evening , 8 th of January , Abraham Butterfield in the chair , the following resolution was agreed to : — That this
meeting is of opinion tbat tbe resolution adopted by the Conference , at Birmingham , to exclude feose members who have not paid up their share money , and who refuse to pay any more within three months from the meeting of Conference , from any participation in the funds of the Company , is unjust , and ought not to be carried into effect ; bnt that some means should be adopted to pay back the subscription of the dissatisfied members , after deducting their iair proportion of loss : and we call upon every member , for the honour of the Company , and tbe reputatioa of Feargus O'Connor , Esq ., to assist to carry this resolution is to practice . '
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GUILDHALL—How to mice up PassciiFxioxi—Dr Henry John U Dougcll , M . D ., appeared before Alder , man Far ; brotber , to ask his advice under the following olrcumstaBces . His application was one aot only involv . tag the Mfety of the public agalnct igneranco ot wilful negligence , but also to protect tbe profeiei « n to whhh be belonged from errors which , it they terminated fatally , would materially damege their reputation , The facts were tneae;—A short time since a patient trai sent up from the country and plaeed under his care , when instead of giving hltu opium , whioh the person had been aecuttomed to take , he ordered him a sedative of henbane and camphorated water . Ha afterwards considered It proper to administer a doable dose , and accordingly wroi * a prescription , whioh was taken to a chemist and drnzgist ,
when ono of the assistants made the mlltcre up , BBd gave U to the messenger , having onl y written tlie word ' Mixture , ' without saying how it was to be t « ken , ac cording to what was directed in tbe prescription . Tor . tunately , on culling on his patient the nest day , the latter informed him that be had set touched the raedlolnBi as there wera no directions on the bottle , and wished tie » to look at It . He did so , and at onee discovered that in addition to the henbane ordered , the asslstaat had mlxrd up a portion of paregoric , containing three gratni ot optum , and aa ounce and a balf of spirits , Vasttai ol camphorated water , so that had the dose been taken , he should have found bis patient d « ad , to the great detriment of hia professional character , Oa discovering what bad occurred he proceeded to ' the ehemist end
druggist s shop , and saw the two aislatanti , and on inquiring what tho bottle contained , oae ot them said about three parts paragorlo . He th « n requested him to read the preserlptlen which-he had sent ; and having done so cor . reotly , Inquired why his directions had not been sompited mitb , when both of them treated the sffair whb great levity , and said that it was ' only a mistake . ' Uader thess circumstances ho wi « bed to know what course he ought to pursue to make parties amenable to the laws for sueh condaet , which was now of frequent occurrence , and which In several instances In this country had terminated fatally threngh similar negligence . —Alderman Fai ebrotber naked If the prescription wes legibly written !
—Mr M'Dougell replied that it was , and any one could easily read It . —Alderman Fare-brother wished to knaw It Dr M'Doagell had been to Apothecaries Hall en the tnbjeot »—Mr M'Doagell said tbat It would be uieleis , ni the chemists and druggists had taken the place of tbe && apothecaries , and were not mbjeot to any examination as to qualification . —Alderman Farebrother aeked what specific complaint he had to make ?_ Mr M'Dougell replied that hie complaint wee- -first , the making up of a poisonons ingfsdlent ; second , that too orach had been sent ; and thirdly , tbat no direction was wrlttoa as te hew or when it was to be taken . —Alderman Farebrother granted a summons .
SOUTH WARE—GoiNa a Shows ** . —Ann Salth , a well dreseed young woman , was brought before Mr Cottingbam , charged with stealing fire pieces of satin ribbon , value £ 110 s ., the property of Mr Brook * , linendraper end sllk-meroer , of Blackman Street , Borough . Henry Williams , an assistant to Mr Brooke , stated that on Saturday evening tba prisoner came into the eW p , and requested to be shown seme patterns of ribbon * , several pieces of which were placed on the counter befere her for her Inspection . After some time spent in examination she was observed to secret a pleee of ribbon , aad was about to leave the ehep , when witners requeetvd she would accompany him Into the show-room , at tbe tame time hinting his suipiclen as to her honesty . Tba prisoner then walked towards tbe apper part of the shop ,
and on her way dropped a piece of ribbon , ana when she was taken to the show-room Sve mors pieces were found secreted underneath her shawl . Upon this discovery eke eiclaimed that tbe whole of the ribbon bad been presented to her by the shopman who served her , aad that she bad promised to meet him on the following evening . This assertion , however , was sot believed , and sfce then fell upon her bneei , begged for mercy , saying that abe was a reipectable young woman , and that such a charge would blast ber protpects in life , and implotcd that she might be permitted to go borne . The witness added that the prleonsr had been at tba shop previously the same evening , and that , on her departure , s piece of silk was mlssfld from the part of the counter where the bad been standing , and that was the principal reason
tbat she was so closely watched when she returned tbe second time , en which occasion the ribbon was stolen . — Tho prisoner , when placed at the bar , reiterated her former assertion , that the shopman who served her at tbe counter had given her tbe whole of the ribbon , on her promising te meet bin ou the following evening . — Mr Cottlngham sent for the shopman , a young man , named Grsydon , aad , on being confronted with the pri . soner , ehe still adhered to the truth of that which the had previously stated , ejaculating , as she went on , that he knew he had made her a present of the articles she was now charged with stealing . —Mr Cottingbam , addressing the shopman , reminded him of the serioas nature of such an accusation against a young wemss , If it was not founded In truth , and then asked him whether or
not he had given her tbe ribbon as she d : scrlbed . —Qraydon , in reply , declared that there was not a tittle of truth in It ; that he bad a perfect recollection ol eeeing the prisoner twice the same evening in his employer ' s shop , but that no converiatiea of tbe kind she described occurred between them , nor did he present her with his employer ' s goods . —Mr Cottlngham said he should commit the prisoner for trial , npon which aha aiked for the restoration of a gold ring , which she said she had given to opolioemin while in tbe cell , if he would go and inform her mother In the Oity that aba was in custody at the Soutbwark station house . —The moment Mr dotting , ham was apprised of the circumstance he sent for tbe policeman , 113 M , aud upon bis sntering tho court the prisoner pointed him out as the man to whom she had
given the gold ring ; and she added , that her reason for having it rsstcred to her was in consequence of the policeman neglecting te do what he had promlied —The policeman was here strictly interrogated by tbe magistrate oa the subject , and he admitted tbat he bad spoken to ber while locked up in the cell ; still tbat she gave him no ring .-Mr Cottlngham said that if it was proved to him that a policeman so misconducted himself as to take property from any prisoner , be should not reman anoiherhourln the force with bit sanction but that , from all he bad heard , he had reason to believe tbat tbe prisoner had upon this , as on the former occasion , with reference to tba complainant ' s shopman , asserted that which was not true , and therefore he could not place any reliance In her assertions , —Tbe depositions having been taken , tha prisoner was then removed
from the bar . HocDSiitre aud Robbsbt , — Mary Anne Jackson and Martha Smith were brought before Mr Seeker , charged with hocusBing and robbing Henry Rogers ; a master tailor , residing in the Berough . The complainant stated that on Tuesday morning last , a little after twelve o ' clock , he met tbe prisoner Jackson in a public bouse , when she asked him to treat her . He complied with her request , and ( or tome time they convened together , about trade , when she told him that she bad worked for several years at the tailoring business , bat was at tbat time out of work . Prosecutor thinking that he could be of some service to her , sbowed her a bundle of cloth he had with him and a pair of trousers , at the same time offering to give her work , if she choio to take it . She
appeared very thankful , and asked him to go home with her , asserting that she wai a single woman , and had a house of her own in the neighbourhood . Believing such to be tbe case , and having drank rather freely on New Tear's morning , he consented , andnnfortunately accompanied her to a , low house In Broad wall , where they were joined by the prisoner Smith , He then tent ont the latter for two shilliugs ' -worth of gin , a portion of which he drank with them , when he became Insensible , and bad no recollection of anything , until he found himself at his own door , in & cab . He was then minus his doth , the trousers , and money . As tecs as he was able ta get out , he gave information to the police authorities , which led te the apprehension of the prisoner . Witness stated , tbat at the present time be was suff arlng from the
drug which had been administered te him . —Follce-con-¦ iable 130 L said , that from tbe Information he had re . celved he went in search of the prisoners and on the pre vioua night he met them in Broadwall . Jackson admitted tbat she bad bees connected with tbe robber ; , that Mrs Hearn , the landlady « f the house , sold the cleth for 10 a ., and gave a portion of tbe money to Smith and her . He could not find tbe landlady , but She W & S bow in court . —In answer to Mr Seeker , tbe woman Heatu said she recollected Jackson coming to ber house with the complainant , but she had no knowledge of the bundle . He was very tipsy , and when he left they were compelled to lead him to the door . —Witness gave her
testimony In such a leose manner that the magistrate threatened to indict ber for pe » jury . She was ordered to remain la custody . —In defence , Jackson said that It was true that tbe constable had stated ; Hearn was the principal , and Smith was as xaucb in the job as any . — Hearn : The fellow was druok , and had no mtuey , and he cloth was left in poyment .- > SmIth declared tbat ( be never saw the bvmdle , neither did she nor Mrs Hearn know anything about it . What Jackson had stated was a great falsehotd . —Mr Seeker said tbat tbe case assumed a very serious aspect . The prosecutor had been drugged and robbed , and , to give the polite time to make further inquries about the property , he should remand them until Tbuislay .
BOW-STREET . — Post Omoi Robbmibb . —WUIUm George Miller , a ierter-carrler at the Stratford Post Office , was charged with stealing letters . —Mr Peacock , tbe Post Office solicitor , proiecated . —Evidence was given tbat a letter , written by Mrs K . Bh » ttleworth , of Glocester Squire , and addressed to Miss 6 oote , of Ham House , East Ham . Surrey , was duly posted In the Wcinity oi theElgew & TG Rsad , about the first week in Desember , but was never received . The address should have been ' Manor House , ' but Mies Coote stated that the error was immaterial , as tbe house would have been known b / either name . —Mr Walter Scultherpe , preil .
dent of the London District Poet Office , proved that the letter addressed te Mies Goote wouldhavebeen forwarded in the usual course of business , to Stratford where the prisoner was employed as an auxiliary letter-carrier , — Matthew Peake , the constable attached to the Post Office , slated that ho stopped the prisoner at East Ham and asked him where he lived , He refuted te State his residence , upon which witness searched him , and among other things , found a denr key in bis pocket . Proceed ing afterwards to the prisoner ' s lodgings , at 20 , Inmbeth Street , Whitechapel , and opening his door with the kev ho had secured , witness found between the sacMne and mattress of his bed a little paci 9 t of a * ^ rjhfiJS
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fr ° ! nunt » of letters . Among those was the letter addressed to Mine Coete . nearly destroyed , aad on its margin was written in pencil . » Firel _ Fi » e of u . to do the werk of one caarge-taker at 12 « . a week ! Witness m ? A . . Sawth 8 Prt « oner at the poll-e station , and told Wm that he would be charged with stealing tbi and other lettars . Ho said that he c ntd not d , ny tho one Sri "™ , ! , ¦ " * T ^ aeyr notblB * ofan yo ; hiM - Mr R . Smith , . superintending pre . ! de » t of the London district , produced an immense numb « f torn letters envelopes , scraps of paper . < fco ., which had b » en sent to him anonjmouelyj at intervale , for several months past . The fragments of Utters , all of which b » d beeq stoltn , were accompanied by sentences , written in pen
Oil upen small strips of paper , and in language of , threatening or abusive character , directed chit fl y against Mr Peacock and Mr Soulthorpe , the principal agents in tho detection and prosecution of Post Offlce delinquents Th « y wero defied , in spite of their trap ., to dieco ^ r the stealer of tbe letter . encloied . The following are exam . pics of the pencil paragraphs referred to : —' Fire ! Ail ( bemis-sorted letters I bare I burn , except when they contain money . ' ' If I have twelve years I shall only laugh at tbo b— Judge . ' ' Ibave bc « n la < fibo soma years , and have been honest , but will be > o no more upon 12 s . a week . ' ' I have a little money of niy own besides 22 s . or 32 a . a-we * k , which yon know of . I svave done well those last two years , but mutt have
more money yet , it makes up for abort wages yon know . —Bob Short . ' 'Fire tells no tales . Ton may lay your traps , and do what you like . You oan nevir find me out . I take them borne before I break the seal . ' ' i send this to let you know tbat auxiliaries must be paid mere mone y . ' ' You will know tbe psp ; r , but not the writing . 12 * . a week ! It that sufficient for Essex carriers t' 4 c . Witness bad compared the writing on these scraps of paper , and found that they exactly resembled the writing on the letters taken from the pri » sorter s bedroom . Both were in pencil . The prisoner was employed as an auxiliary , at 13 s . a week ; but only half of his time was employed in that capacity . — Thomas Miller , the prisoner ' s brother , and driver of the mall between Harrow and London , identified the pencil in . eoriptions oa Mies Cooto ' s htta , as well aa those on tbe
papers forwariod t » Mr Smith , as being iu the prisoner ' s handwriting . —The prisoner iffered no defence to the charge . —The evidence in another charge against Mm was then taken . —It appeared that a letter containing a email padlock hey ana two little notes was addressed by Mrs Yav » sour , of 4 , Qae » n 3 treet , Southwark Bridge , to Miss Mofflt , Mission School , Walthamttow , and duly posted in Watllng Sweet , some time in September Isst . It did not reach its destination nniil a wetk af : erwards , when , on its being' opened by Miss Girt , at the school , it was found to contain two scraps of p » p 3 r and a broken key , aad nothing else . She gave the envelope with the enclosure to Howse , tbe Waltham » to / r letter , carrier , by whom it was carried to the Post Office . Oa one of the scraps of paper they found , written in
pencil , the words , ' My nameis Wide-owtke , 1 tbtUjht this was gold , mnrm . I sent the letter to thseffiee . ' On the other strip was written , aho in pencil , * 1 only get 12 s a-week ; mam , and I tball thieve when I can , and you cannot help yourself , mann . '—Mr Smith proved that among the anonymous cosamunlcaticns received by him theio was one dated the 19 : h of September , contalnlng parts of letters , and a strip of paper b arlng the words , I broke the key , and thought it was gold when I opened the letter . I shall sot be honwt no more at 12 s a . week . ' This was ia pencil , sad in tbe same handwriting as all tha Oluer iugoriatisng which had been referred to , From tho postmark on some of the communications it appeared that they had been posted at Stratford . —Mr Jardine committed the prisoner for trial on both charges .
THAMES , —Chabqb or MnaDSB . —Jeremiah Regan , an Irishman , about 35 years of age , was brought up by Thomas , No . 19 , of the River police , charged with wilful murder , Tfee witness said that from information he had received he bad arrested tbe prisoner that day , en the charge of having committed s murder la Ireland niaeex ten years ag « , and on further inquiry be found out the man who saw th < murder committed and the fatal blow struck . —Thomas Cogblan , an old men residing at 12 , Qeorge Court , Br & ok Street XUtcUffe , said , he came from tbe parish of Skull , and had been two years in this country . On March 17 ib , 1810 , or rather he believed , 18 * 9 , h « Hved la th * village of Kelbronogue , in the parl < b of Skull . On that day ( continued the witness , whioh is Patrick ' s Day in Ireland , it is the custom to have little shebeen houses , where they sell whisky , and
other things . At that time John Sullivan , whe was a married man , and had one child , was young and hearty . —Mr Yardley : Bid you know the deceased man ! —Witness I knew him very well from the time he was a boy , and I knew the prisoner also , who was born in the next village to ns . 1 here was some money l « ft by a will to six of them . —Gome to tbe facts of the murder : I will , and I'll speak only the truth . I ' m here with the grey hairs on mj bead , and I don ' t know whether I may fall dead before I leave the place . There was no man there before me to see it . I saw Jerry Began strike Jack Sullivan over tbo head , but I don'i knew if ho had a stone in his baud , far in Irelaad when a man hasn ' t s stick , be is very apt to take up a ston ? . ( Laegbter . ) He beat him in the back part of tbe head until his skull was broken , but the doctor said
it waen t that that killed him , though it would be enough to do so , but a blow ( hat he had get over the temple . He lived three weeks after he got tbe beating , aad when be died a warrant was put out agaiust Jerry Regan , but be made a run of it , and I have never seen him again until I came te this country . —When did you first see him here!—He was the very first man I saw when I came here . —Why did you not give him into custody then?—Faith , I didn't , nor would I do it now if I could help it . Twae no business of mine . —Do you give your evidence now willingly ?—Yes ; I jive it willingly because I can't help it . 1 must do it . —Thomas , the constable , said he bad found two other persons who would give evidence , but , being Irish , they would not attend unless they were summoned . tVhea he took the prisoner into custody be told bim tke charge , which the latter denied .
—Mr Yardley ( to Cogblan ) . —What was the cause of the quarrel between them \—Coghlan : Why , they belonged to two parties , and a young girl was taken away from her relations the night the murder was committed . I do not know whether it was with a siono or with his flit Jerry Regan struck Sullivan ; but he could not do it with his fist , for his skull wot cut open aad bit head was as black as your shoe , —Inspector Lewis , of the Thamespolioe , said he understood an inquest had been held on the bsdy , aud a verdict of ' Wilful Uurflet' re . tamed . —Mr Yardley told tho prison .-r tbat he ceuld say what he pleased , but it would be written down . —Pri . toner : As I stand in the presence of Ood , I bad no more hand In hitting him tbat you bad , gentlemen . I saw Sullivan when he was lylrg in his bod , and said to bias , ' You have no charge against me , Jack f' and be
said he had not , —Oogklaa ; Yes , you said it was your brother-in-law did it then ; but you know I saw you , Jerry . —Prisoner : It was never a man of my name tbat did it , end is it likely that that man there would ba looking me In the face these two years , and never say a word about it before t—Mr Yardley sail he would remand the piisoner fer a week , and , in the meantime , directed the officer to communicate on the subject with tbe proper authorities iu Irelaad . WORSHIP STEEBT , —Ikcatjtious Sils of PoiseN . Henry Squires , u gaunt and wretched-looking yenng man who appeared to be labouring under mental imbe . cility , was placed at the bar , before Mr Hammil , charged with having attempted to destroy himself by taking m quantity of oxalic acid . —Police constable Beasley , H 84 , stated tbat on Saturday afternoon he was called iota
a low lodging house , In Wentworth Street , Whitechapel , wh « re he was Informed that one of . the inmates had taken poison , and upon entering a lower room be found tbe prisoner seated la a stooping position iu a chair , and in a state of complete stupefaction . On tho table by his side was an empty eup , and also a paper contain , log tbe sediment of some white powder , but without any label or inscription to indicate its deadly character . prisoner was immediately conveyed to tbe London Hospital , where he had since remained in too shattered a condition to admit of his removal until that morning , whtn he was given Into ouetody , and stated , in eztenua * tlonofhlscondnct , that he had been driven to desperatieu in osusequence of having been discarded by bis mother , wbo resided and possessed considerable pre . party in Monmouthshire , and subsequently refused any
kind of relief by the parish authorities ot Whitechapel , to whom he had applied for assistance . —The landlord of the houee In Wentworth Street , at which the prisoner had only been living a few days , produced a well , written letter , which tbe latter bad lett npon the table , explanatory of his motives for attempting bis life , and alw a comrouatoatlon whioh had arrived that morning from bis mother at Newport , in which she briefly Intl . mated tbat having bien apprised by her son ef hii inten . tion to commit suicide , the . wished hint to be handed over to the pslicc , as he was subject to occasional fits of insanity , —In answer to questions from the magistrate , the prisoner said that after repeated unsuccessful ap . plieations for assistance to his mother and other affluent members of his family , he was compelled te seek admission to tbe Whitechapel union werkhouae , In which parish his father had formerly carried en an ex .
ts & tWe business , and ha obtained shelter there for a few days ; but was abruptly turned out last weeh for no other assigned reason than that ho was subject to attacks of epilepsy . The prisoner added tbat a chemist ia Whitechapel had told him the poison lnthepap . r produ ^ d by the officer , without inquiring for what pur . pose it was intended , or putting any questions to hia whatever . —Mr Hammtll said that this was another In . stance of the culpable want of caution which tbe venders of each deleterious articles were in the constant habit of displaying , and which called loudly for tha thtel * ferenoe of tbe legislature , with the view of imposing some more stringent restrictions te regulate tbeir sale . With regard to the prisoner , as he was manifestl y not in a condition to go at larg- > , he should order him to be remanded uatli his friends oould bs communicated with , and some effectual means adopted , to provide for bis future safety .
On Satueday Morning Last, Two Quartermas...
On Satueday morning last , two quartermasters the Garde Republicaine , named Guillwine and Fon . taine , baying quarrelled about some trifling matter , went to the Barriere de la Gare , and fought a duel with swords , whioh ended fatally to Guillerme , who was run through the body and expired almost immediately on arriving at the hospital , of La Pitie , to whioh he waa carried . Fontaine baa not stow naao Wfrappewanoe . —Parts Paper *
Northern Star (1837-1852), Jan. 13, 1849, page 5, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ns/issues/ns2_13011849/page/5/