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TO THE IMPERIAL CHARTISTS . Mr dkab Fbbsiojs , —I was so busily engaged during the two first days of last week , that I could not find time to say a word to yon . But , as you of Jbe North have had little more than mere newspaper accounts of the number of oar Mends and the ^ rengtn of our cause in the West , ' it is now my pleasing duty to inform you how we stand in the two large cities of Bath and Bristol / and in the smaller towns in that district .
" WbBB . 1 armed in Bath ,-1 expected to finda feindfalof piebald half and half Chartists ; and which considering the character of the phtce , would eren have been a rarity . To my astonishment , however , I found myself in a Tery large assembly reom , which was crowded to suffocation ; and , judging from the enthusiasm with which my address was received , I conclude that the Epirit of democracy is yerj high in this aristocratic city . Nothing gives me half so amah pleasure asannouncin ^ io the soldiers the virtues of their generals ; and for this gt&te of things in Bath we are mainly indebted to
that excellent and entbuBJastie leader , Mr . Henry Yineeai , who , by his demeanour and consistency fcas ~ © oBfirmed the zealousi and disarmed the timid He isreally a very great acquisition to oar cause . I Has Tery sorry to find that our friends had thought it necessary , to engage a carriage and four horses , merely to convey me from the railway station to She place of meeting j with that exception all passed off well . I was presented with iwo very complimentary addresses , one from the female Char
tests , and another from the Chartists generally . I have knocked the land , I ifcmk , firmly into their ieads j and although I have hid many letters of anxious inquiry respecting the proceedings of tie £ h&rtists and the League in Bath , yet I feel assured that no town is more impregnable . I took my notion of the proceedings of the Bath Xsagner meeting from Mr . Vincent , Mr . W . P . ' Roberts , arid Mr . Twite , three as good Chartists as erer breathed ; and , from their report , I felt myself jn 3 tified in looking upon the result as a Chartist triumph .
From Bath I proceeded , oa Tuesday morning , to Bristol , in company with Vincent . We breakfasted with Mrs . Frost and her sweet family ; and , as it was the first time I had had the honour of knowing any member of Mr . Frosi ' s family personally , I felt a great anxiety about tlie introduction ; and , in truth , my fullest anticipation ? were more than realised . I have never met with a more amiable family in the whole course of my life . It consists of Mrs . Frost , three of the "most lovely daughters , and
one son . The daughters give evident proof of their parents ' care , and wise monition ; but the son , the only son , tie mother ' s joy , and the exile ' s hope , is , I am sorry to say , on the bed of sickness ; uay , on the bed of death . Yes , of tfci 3 youth there is now no hope ;' and you -wip have witnessed the dt cease o a loved child » and who have felt some consolation in administering comfort in his last moments—you who have been allowed the melancholy pleasure of the last embrace , and then followed 5 our child's remains
" Te that bonrn . from -whence no traveller returns ;" do you , I say , paint to yourselves ( if you can ) the agonising torture which the exiled parent must endure on learning that his only son .. ies in the cold grave , while the weeping , father must mourn his loss in exile * and another bis sorrow , lest he should become the mock of thieves . No wife to share his woe—no child to teach that he is still a fatherno , no , all away—all dead for aught ha knows . And why this agony inflicted upon him ? Because hb WAS IO HAVE OPPOSED JJOBD JOHS RUSSELL AT SiEorD . I shall leave that part . of my subject there for tha present , as I have no relish for Yorkshire Special Jnries .
At twelve o'doc k , we had a very excellent meeting in the Social Institution ; Mr . Newman , an exceikn . Chani st and shopkeeper , in the chair . I spske ; so did Mr . Roberts , one of tha victims , a gentleman of independent fortune , and one of the most brave and nEflincaing in our ranks . Tni 3 gentleman haa a . happy method ef illustr&tingjhi 3 subject , so as to bring it familiarly within tbe comprehension of the poorest understanding . He works hard in the cause , and all afcshis own expence ; be has no Interest whatever personally in our principles ; he ias no individual purpose to serve : he is qaite
independent , of every profession , and not in any business . This gentleman is very mueh beloved by all classes of society . Vincent Epoke also , but was eo exhausted from debility , that he was obliged to deprive us of much of the pleasure ire had anticipated ; as far as he did go , his speech was most brilliant , effective , and telling . Mr . Clifton , an Irishman , and Mr . Clarke also spoke , and spoke well ; and our meeting , though in Christmas wsdc , and at twelve o ' clock , was very excellent . Another meeting was announced for the e vening . And here I must express my unequivocal
disapprobation of the arrangements . The sum o * sixpence , and not one penny , as stats ^ in the Fin-&coIot , was charged for mere admission . . Now , such aeharge I consider as unfair to the very class on whose especial-behalf I plead , and most insulting to me . Many persons suppose that it was my wish , in order to insure a select audience , while some imagine that I pocket the proceeds . Both these notions are erroneous ; nothing so much pleases me as to see a xoom full of fustian jackets , presided orer by one of themselves , and at fres admission when it can be accomplished . AS . to pocketing the proceeds , I never have , I never mil accept of a penny for my own services- I hope and trust , however , that the practice of making such charges
will be abandoned . We bad a very fine meeting , notwithstanding tbe high price of admission , Mr . Newman was again in the chair . I had two addresses presented" to me , one from tbe Youths' Associatics , the other from tbe veterans . They tell me that my speech did good to the cause . Mr . Roberts agaia spoke , and spoke well ; but Vincent was unfit for service , in consequence of Ms great exertion at the Corn Law meeting oa the previous day . Delegates , from twenty or thirty towns in England and Wales , waited npon me in Bath and Bri- tol , ali most pressingly anx ! oe 3 to take me back to their several localities , and from all of whom , I learned most flattering accounts of their districts .
_ I have now laid before you the state of those two important eitks , and shall merely say , that I was much astonished in -witnessing their state of forwardness . The signatures to -the " Great National " from ihose localities , will more than anything else convince you of Mr . Vincent ' s usefulness . Two or three very well intentioned friends have written to me , asking tie good of petitioning ; and as it is likely to become a general question , I shall bsre answer it . Tbe following , then , is ¦ &e result wbieh I anticipate from a-petition signed by . 4 . 000 , 000 . Tbe portion of the press
Wffleii honourable Members and tbe factions read j fo most cautiously abstain from every , the slightest 5 Xaeniion of our meetings or proceedings . In fact , ] e P * in tbe manufacturing districts , the upper and i Saddle classes of society mast suppose that Char- ] fern is ncK in reality dead . There is no channel , ' taen , through wbieb vte can find cur Tray to these I * kse 3 except through the press , ana there is no a » de of getting at their press except through the House of Commons ; and , believe me , that every measure mast be carried out of the House before U is even calmly discussed in the House . In thi 3 Position , then , if we had no petition , tbe Whigs would range themselves as our opposition , under
* be banner of Lord John Russell , and would treat is to another farce of liberality , -which would laerely mesa opposition to Toryism . Bat when the House finds snen a back as 4 , 000 , 000 outside , the character of the opposition will be moulded accord" g'Jj and bidding will be brisk and high for bur support . You may rely npon this , that the press will not report any proceedings connected with Chartism or the people , save those which transpire through , the House of Commons ; and that the fret of a petition signed' by 4 , 000 , 000 will come like a thunder-clap upon nineteen in every twenty of the njper classes of society . Such I considers good , Politic , and sufficient reason for petitioning the House of CommonB .
lam very , very far from well ; in fact , I have 3 one too z&Bcb , and too suddenly , since my release "& *¦ "yoik Castle , and , therefore , unless there exists
a desire to ^ aetrid efFeargtis ? my friends will not press me beyond my strength . I shall be in Glasgow , on Monday next , I trust ; and on Tuesday , I shall address a meeting on behalf of the . band loom weavers . I shall -represent my constituents honestly in the Scottish Convention , and in compliance with the- injunction of a portion of them , the words moral and physical force shall not once escape my Iip 3 . I Bhall visit Carlisle and Newcastle on my return from Scotland , and by that time I shall have concluded a four month ' s campaign of Chartism , which will prove to my Whig tyrants , that persecution but wets the freeman ' s mind for liberty , and steels his heart against oppression . Every hand should now be to the petition ; not a moment should be lost . Good men should be elected
to serve upon , the Convention , and with a united and determined move we must pushJbrward . Wo have been a long time waiting . for this Charter , aud yet are the" spirits of the people unbroken ; but my health and constitution would not stand many more such campaigns , therefore 1 have a personal interest in our speedy success . However , onward we must go ; backward we won ' t go . In conclusion allow me to tender my most cordial
thanks to the Delegates of South Lancashire , for their able address in last week ' s Star ; such manifestoes , coming from the people tbemsdves , delights my heart , and convince me that such a people -are worth struggling for , and more than repay me for all myexertions . No , no ; we will not go back a single hair's breadth . , I am , my d *» ar Friends , Your devoted Friend , Feargus O'Connor .
COL . THOMPSON AND THE CHARTISTS . Ax the request of the gentleman to whom it was addressed , we have great pleasure in giving the following-letter from Col . Thompson , in explanation of some circumstances connected with his last visit to Liverpcol , merely assuring the worthy and gallant Col . that no mistake could be greater than thai which he seems to have made , in &npposiug it to be the wish or purpose of the Northern Star to injure him or any one , or to £ tate facts otherwise than la strict accordance with the truth . We gave the report of his visit- to Liverpool just as we received it . In reference to the Leeds mating , we have the authority of manyr-veiy many—of those who were at the meeting , for saying that our statement of the relative numbers , of which ha complains as exaggerated , was greatly below the mirk . Blackheath , 15 th Djc 18 « .
DeaB . Sib , —I lose no time in replying to your letter of tbe 12 th . I h&d not seen the Northern Star of the 11 th , but -have procured it in consequence of your letter . - - . It Is always difficult to say how much of a report nifty be wrong from malice , and how much from mistake or prejudice ; but there are bounds by and which it is . impossible for this consideration to prevent resistance . On occasion of the lecture , at Liverpool , which is the subject of the report in the Northern Star ef the
11 th December , the Chartiat deputation were not successful in explaining what their object was , or that they had any distinct object at all , by patting themselves forward in a way that -would have been thought ferj gratuitous if I had purposed to do the like towards a lecturer upon the Charter . If the object was to ask me what I -was going te say at the lecture , why ceald they not wait ? or -was the irtimation inteatied to b& conveyed to me , that it depeaded on ay answers how far I -was to be allowed to be heard or not ?
when the objection "was advanced , that the average wages , in the cotton department , in 1797 , -were 26 s . 8 d . a--weefc ; " and , in 18 iO , 5 s . ed ., " I told him that he had concealed one part of the case , which was , that the parties so reduced were hand-loom weavers ; and it was as unwarrantable to take the "wages of this fallinland suffering trade for an example , as it would have been to instance the Trig-makers , when they were thrown oat of employment by the public taking to wearing Its own hair , which the Star has omitted to insert . After this , it is unnecessary for me to say that the assertion that 1 " denied that the baud-loom weavers were badly c | F , " and of its " being received with the . marked indignation of the meeting , " is entirely without foundation in fact .
To the objection , on the ground that printers were out of "woit in London , I replied , that proof was found , upon examination , that the introduction of machinery into the printing business had been attended at tbe time with an increase of manual labour , and not 8 diminution . Prom which a fair inference was , that the snbseqpent diminution of employment was the coaseqnence of the general depression of the industry of the country , and not cf the machiiygry , which had , in fact , produced an increase . And tola the Northern Star hzs . likewise omitted to insert
Oa the objectioH that " we possess a power of machinery equal to 600 , 000 , 600 of haads , and the whole werld has feut 800 , 000 , 000 . I can oaly express my regret at seeing an « lijeetion palmed np ^ n the workiDg classes , so discreditable to the understandings fef those who advance it . What connexion is there between the number of hand ' s-posrer , which would be necessary to produce the same effect , and the willingness of othfci men , to rwtive the goods in exchange ? If machinery conid offer , for Is . a yard , of lace or cloth , that would take a million of hands to make it without , would you , on that account make any objection to baying the goods if you wanted them ?
On the nfxt objection , that there are 76 , 000 , 000 of acres of Jand in this country , of - which only 26 , 000 , 000 were brought into cultivation , " I replied that 1 8 upposed the reason was that they coald rot be brought int 9 cultivation without going to more expence than the valne of what was got out of them . But if this was not so it would make no reason why we should be robbed in our bread till the thing was altered . That I " denounced the Chartists for their interference , after being invited by the Chairman to ask questions , " is utterly unfounded and antrae . On the contrary , I regretted much tint the Chairman did cot do more to prolong the questioning by the Chartists , because in the existing temper of the meeting it was manifestly to the advantage of mj side .
That I " denounced the Chartist leaders in a mass , and eharged them with dtsigns of throwing the country into anarchy and revolution , " has ne further foundation than that wiien the question was forced on me , I gave my honest opinion on the tendency of the plans paraned by the individuals who laid their hands upon the Charter as soon as it -was drawn up , and declared themselves the only men who knew anything about the way to carry it into effecs . I have never disguised my opinion , when ' aaked , that if an enemy had b&en applied to for a" way to render progress wilh the Charter impossible , he -would have prescribed jthe course which has been recommended
aiidpursued-That I declared *• I had -withdrawn myself from them for ever , " is perfectly unfounded in fact , though the assertion may raise the question whether it is not high time I should . ^ And that I said "I regretted having assisted in drawing up the Charter , " is a simple untruth , invented possibly by somebody who feels annoyed that after having assisted in drawing up the Charter , I did not become the dupe of those who were iu substance , if not in design , its enemies . Lastly , " that , during this delivery , tbs speaker was assailed with hostile cries from all parts of the house , " is what I am bound to stamp as a misrepresentation by all the obligations which bind a man not tibe a party to a wiiful fraud upon the public . truth is , tbe Chartists were a Tery small minority , fifty or sixty at the most , in an assembly of 2 , 008 , and collected in the two corners of tbs pit , where they could make the most of tbeii strength in concert .
I feel stronrly ditposed to consider the contents of this report as in maoy points an example of the same plan of systematic deception on the working classes , which led the Northern Star to state that at a meeting at Leeds < at which I was present ) where the majority of the Chartists was tbe smallest it was easy to decide upon , they were " as f our to one ; " and at Manchester " they were ten to one . " I speak on tke authority ef the Perth Chronicle , when the the truth was there -were at tbe highest estimate 200 , of 400 ft , or one in twenty . A commercial traveller I met by accident , in "Wales , assured tub there was , is his opinion , not more than sixty-nine .
From , these cueamsUoca , the Northern Star Ues under strong suspicion of endeavouring to mislead by direct falsification of facts . I have too good an opinion of tee working cluseB to suppose they will either join in , or submit to , an operation of thia description , and there will be no man mere willing than myself to commence and follOW Up this rurinfopyA Tou very-properly intimate that you shall nuke a public use of my reply , antl I Bhall feel moch gratified if you can cause my letter to be published in any of yeur newspaper * . .
I remain , dear Sir , " Youa sincerely , . "" - T . PB&BOKET THOHP&OH Mr , P . Anderson , 21 , Lothian-street , Edinburgh ,
DUBUN . Ibish Universal Suffrage Association . —In our last we ^ ave a brief report , including the resolution of £ Ir . O'Higgias , relative to Mr . Shannon Crawford ' s Landlord and Tenant Bill . By request we now give the speech delivered by Mr . O'Higgins on' the occasion . . Mr . O'Higgins rose and Baid it was more than two months since he gave notice of a motion relative * o Mr . Sharmaa Crawford ' s Landlord and Tenant Bill . He would have brought it forward jnueh sooner , but for the interruptions which aome misguided persons had given to-their proceedings ; he crusted , however , that . the meeting would see the advantages which the country would derive by adopting the resolution and acting upon it .
The chief object of Mr . Crawford ' s Landlord aad Tenant Bill is to prevent the landlords of Ireland from taking the houses and land from their tenantry capriciously , and turning them adrift upon the world wnoily regardless of their fate . IVgenerally happens in those cases that either the ejected tenants or their fathers , ; built the houses at their own expence , an J reclaimed most of the land , of whioh they have been thus wantonly and cruelly deprived by their heartless landlords without any compensation . In manj cases the farms , from whence the Aborigines , were driven , havo been given to strangers and reduced rents ; the consequence of which , very frequently , has been , that those who are turned out of the laud of their , forefathers , land which they very
naturally looked upon as their own , iu consequence of the labour whioh they have bestowed upon it , wreaked their vengeance on the new settlers whom they considered as fraudulent possessors of the fruit of their labours , instead of the landlords , who are the real aggressors . It is to put an end to this state of things that Mr . Crawford has introduced his Landlord aad Tenant Bill .. The ureat majority of the Irish iaudlords endeavour to make it appear that they have an absolute right , in the land ; in fact , they look upon it as their own , and that they hare a right to do what they please with it . This is a mistaken notion , as they have no such absolute right . They cannot do as they please with what they consider their own ; tor instance , if one of the greatest
of them burned his house , which is surely as much his own as bis estate , he would be hanged for so doing ; - ' alt-hough they burn the houses of their ejected tenantry , under the pretence of clearing their estates and consolidating farms , but for the real purpose of depopulating the country , and making aliens , and , in all probability , enemies of tho 6 ubjec-8 of their Sovereign . Should Mr . Crawford ' s Bill become law , it will have the effect of keeping the able-bodied labourer at home , to protect and support Ma s ^ ed parents , and fight tbe battles of his Sovereign ia tbe event of a . war ; whereas , on the other hand , if the landlords are permitted to pursue their present flagitious career—a career aliKo injurious to tho best interests of the country , as well
as their own , of expatriating the able-bodied labourers , for none else will emigrate , the aged and infirm must necessarily become a burtheu to those who remain , aud the only coutingeucy upon which the landlords can reiy , is that the ag « d and the infirm wililiva but a short time upon the meagre diet and hard treatment imhe Union workhouse . ( Hear , hear . ) It is upon this conUB £ en . cy , those expatriating landlords build all their hopes- They who so strongly recommend us to read the bible and judge for ourselves , and cease to pin our faith to the expositions of our chosen teachers , forget that it is written in the , 5 ; h chapter of Isaiah and verse 8 th . — " W ; = o to you that join house to house and lay field to fk-ld , even to the end of tho place : shall you alone of it
dwell in tbe nud ^ t the earth ? ' Is not surprJs-. ing to see how unfeelingly the landlords turn out their tenantry for the avowed purpose of laying field to field , in the very teeth of this divine denunciation ? They neither care nor enquire what becomes of the thousands of huniau being whom they drive out upon the wide world without home or shelter . Iu a report of a Select Committee of the Hoase of Commons , dated July 16 , 1830 , it is stated that— " It would beiuipusaiole for language to convey an idea of the state of distress , to which the ejected tenantry have been reduced , or of tho disease , misery , and even vice which they havepropogated inthetowns wherein they have settled ; so thai nos only they who have been ejected have been rendered miserable , but they
havecarneu with them and propagated that misery . " ' M They have increased the stock of labour ; they have rendered the habitations of those who received them more crowded ; they have given occasion to the dissemination of disease ; they have been obliged to resort to thefi ; and all manner of vice and iniquity to procure subsistence ; but what is , perhaps , the most painful of all , a vast number of them have perished of want ! " Every Member of Parliament has . a copy of the report from which this extract is taken ; and i 9 it not surprising that those upon whose evidence , and at whose recommendation , the forty-shilling freeholders were disfranchised , and hunted off the estates , did not bring forward some measure to alleviate , nay to avert , the utter
annihilation of those whose ouly crime was their devoted adherence to him and 10 his empty , deceitful professions of patriotism ; to him whose patriotism consists in aiding tho landlords to clear their estates of those who divide their last penny as a tribute to him who has so wantonly and so cruelly betrayed them . Where are they now ? Thousands of them buried in ocean : the crazy vessels which were chosen to take them to perish in Canada wrecked , in sight of the iand . And it is not a little singular that many vessels with Jnsh emigrants have met a similar fate , and a'l near the same place ! But their dying groans viere far from the ears of their persecutors , or from his who recommended their expatriation , and tcho would not
shed one drop of human blood for any earthly consideration ! but who feels no compunction for tho loss of the thousands who have perished ef want through his means . But dying of want , either here or in the snows of Canada , or perishing in the ocean , U not shedding blood , forsooih 1 O , base hypocrite ! History will do your memory justice . Your evidence before the Committee of the House of Lords , upon the subject of the forty-shilling freeholders , aud the Irisn Catholic clergy , is upon record . ( Hear , hear . ) It ia truly paint ui to be obliged to speak ihus of a man whqm so many of hi = > confiding countrymen still trust , but not one of whom , nor evea one of his profligate satellites , can tell what good measure he ever proposed to
Parliament since he got a seat there ; while it is notoriously true that he opposed every measure i ' or the benefit of the country which were introduced by others . Mr . Crawford lost bis seat for Bundalk , because , and only because , he was for the total abolition of tithes , and would not compromise his character by supporting the Ministerial plan of converting the iithes is to a rent-charge , which increased the amount of tithes to a very considerable extent , and converted the landlords of Ireland into tithe proctorv , fur the benefit of the Church by law established . It was because he ( Mr . O'Higgins ) knew these things , and frequently mentioned them , that he had been held up as ihe enemy of Mr . O'Connell . ( Hear , hear . ) He was not Mr . O'ConDell's
enemy , nor ever was ; but no language could give even an idea of the depth of his abhorrence of the political career of Mr . O'Connell , especially since 1835 . So far from being his enemy , there is not a night or morning has passed for several years that he did not pray most fervently that God , in his wisdom , may soften the bean of Mr . O'Counel 1 , and direct him to interpose all his talent , and all his power , in favour of his poor , destitute , and plundered countrymen , and to give up once and for ever the support of , and palliation of the crimes and cruelties of their heartless oppressors . Patriotism consists in a love of country , the meaning of which is a love of doing good to the people of that country —to obtain good laws for tho protection of the
people from tyrants and oppressors—and not in flowery harangues about flowing rivers , spaciouB harbours , fertile valleys , green hills , and watercourses equal to the turning of all the machinery i&"the world . It is not patriotism to speoulato in Banking projects , for tho avowed purpose of keeping up prices for the benefit of speculating farmers , and thus keeping up the rack-rent system , while at the same time the same persons profess to be Corn Law Repealers , in order to pull down prices , andget a big loaf , " cheap bread , a banker to keep up prices , and a Corn Law repealer to pull them down ; bank-notes to keep ap the price of corn , and a Corn Law repealer
to pull down tho price of coin . A patriot , describing tte beautiej of his conntry , the fertility of her soil , the virtues , courage , and patriotism of her children , the cruelty of their enemies , the Saxon and the stranger , the oppressor , exterminator , and the tyrant ; while he joins those self-same exterminators hi getting a charter for a Land Company in Canada , to which his virtuous country men are driven to die quietly . Thia is that species of patriotism which he ( Mr . O'Higgins ) abhorred from the very bottom of hissouL The curses deep , loud , and long of those miserable , betrayed , and deluded exiles , are manifest ing themselves in various
ways" Already the curse is npon them , For strangers their houses profane ; They came to divide , to dishonour , And tyrants they long shall remain
In conclusion , he ( Mr . O'Higgins ) conid sayv with great justice , that Mr . Crawford , in bringing forward his Landlord and Tenant Bill , was influenced solely and entirely by the purest feelings of phUanthropy and patriotism—by that desire which eVery iruly good man felt within himself to promote the real welfare of his country , by the adoption of the most emoient means to protect , foster , ; and encourage those who have ever beeu held as the wealth , of a nation , the working classes . This bill , if passed iato a law , will do more to tranquillize Ireland than any other measure which has beea passed during the last 40 years . It will remove the torments of anxiety incidental to the insecurity of the tenure of the small farmer , and will lower the : rates of insurance upon
the liveB of landlords themselves , and will render boltB , bars , and barriCadOed windows ho longer necessary . Mr . O'Higgins concluded by moving the following resolution : — " That it is contrary to every principle of natural juBtice , as well as a direct violation of the laws of ( iod , to deprive any man of the fruits of his labour without remuneration ; and , iriasmuoli as it is the Common and - uniform practice of the majority of Irish landlords to turn out great number * of their tenantry uader the \ pretence ' , of clearing-their estates of a " superabundant population" without any remuneration whatever , either for the houses they had built , or the land they reclaimed , and upon whioh they had expended their capital and their labour ; the ; poverty , destitution ,
and crime incidental to such astate of society should be justly andReasonably attributed to tho iniecouduot of the . landlords themselves and for which they alone should be held responsible to the laws . And as it appears to this meeting that the most , humane , equitable , and effective remedy for repressing this fruitfniHsource of poverty aud crime will beby mak : ing Mr . Crawford ' s Landlord and Tenant Bill , the law of the land we , therefore , emphatically call upoH the people of Ireland' and upon " our British brethren , as they value and . desire the peace , happir ness , and prosperity of Ireland , to petition 1 Parliament in favour of this BilL The motion was seconded by Mr . Henry " Clark , and after th © meeting had been addresssed by several other gentlemen , was unanimously agreed to . v
STIRMNO . —Mr . Curtis , of Ohio , was announced to lecture in the Court House here , on the 24 th inat On his being introduced ,. Mr . Wm ; Smith , a ChartUt ; proposed a resolution to the effect , ' ' that the meeting was convinced that all 'monopolies were injurious , and that they ' were ready to discuss , with Mr . Curtis , tne adoption of the be&t mode for their removal . " : Mr . C . declined discussion on the ground that it was childish , but agreed to answer any questions connected with his lecture at its close . He went ' . through bia lecture , and some squabbling took j ) Iace , and Mr . a refused to answer any questions . Mr . Abram purican , on the following evening , at a meeting in the Corn Exchange , fully exposed Mr . Curtis ' s contradictions , and showed the utter inapplicability of his principles to thia country under its . present circumstances .
GLASGOW . —The . following ¦ resolution has been adopted by the Chartists of this place , after » warm discussion , at twe public meetings , hel 4 on tha 20 th and 27 th of Dscember . It was moved by Mr . Colquhpun , and seconded by Mr . Boss : — - " That this meeting ia of opinion , that the course hitherto pursued by the Chartists , in attending public meetings called to consider questions affecting the interests of tha community generally , was highly proper , and osgut to be persevered in , and that this meeting instruct our delegates to move or support a motion in the Delegate Meeting , recommending the people to urge the Charter at all public meetings called to consider national questions . " . ¦ : . ¦ - ' . - : ' [¦ ¦ ¦ ¦' .- ¦ '¦ . '¦ " ¦ - ¦ " , ' . r ; .
; XiEW £ S . —County of Sussex . —A county meeting wai held on Tuesday , Dec . 21 st , at thoCouuiy Hall ^ Lewes , for the purpose of congratulating her Majesty on the birth of a prince . The meeting was called at a time that no working man could attend , namely , twelve o ' clock , at noon . At twelve o ' clock there was not a single person ia attendance to proceed to the necessary business , ' except three of the reporters for the local journals . This was continued till half-past twelve , when about sixty or seventy persons being iu attendance , the High Sheriff entered from one of the anti-rooms , accompanied 'by about twelve or fourteen of the aristocrats of East Sussex , aud we believe only two of the aristocracy of West Sussex . Messrs . Charles Brooker , Woodward .
Allen , Morling , Ellis , and Lawless were in attendance from Brighton . An amendment £ 0 the proposed address was moved by Mr . Woodward , aud seconded by Air . Allen , to the effedt , i 4 That while they congratulated her Majesty ou the bitth of a prince , they implored her to take into consideration the distresses of the country ; to dismiss her present advisers , and call to her councils men who would make the principles contained in the People ' s Charter a Cabinet measure , and that she would extend her royal mercy to John Frost , Zephaniab , Williams , and William Jones , aud recal thorn to their homes and families . " Messrs . Woodward and Allen made some very-cutting remarks to tho " honourable" and " right hoaoarabje" gentlemen , who
could not relish : the language of these two gentlemen even tho High Sheriff wriggled and twisted in his chair to tnat degree that at last ho lost all command over himself /; and after the Chartist amendment was put and lost , actually dissolved the meeting , without coming to any decision as to who should present the address , and without waiting to have put the vote of thanks for his able and impartial conduct ia the chair . Had the meeting boeucailed with more publicity , a Chartist address would have been carried ; in fact , it was a regular hoie-and-comer meeting , even the Chartists knew nothing of it : not a single handbill was put out , ^ announcing the meeting , and it was by mere accident that Messrs . Woodward , Allen , &o . found it out , at half-past ten o ' clock on the evening before the meeting , and it
was decided , without any arrangement , that an amendment Bhould be moved , though it was well known that there was no chance of its being carried ; but for thoaake of the principles we advocate it was determined to visit Lewes . Tho greatest number in attendance at any time was counted , and amounted to the enormous number of 135 ! Yet it was called a meeting of the county of . Sussex . The place it was called in would not have held more than 300 , had it been full . So much for the Sussex county meeting , which , if it had been called in Brighton , would have been a bumper , and the feelings of the couuty would have been displayed by the adoption of an address from tho only loyal portion of her Majesty ' s subjects—the working classes , and which wouldhave been a truly Chartist address .
BRIGHTON . —The following has been received from Capt . PecheU . M . P ., in answer to a request that he would present to her Majesty the memorial agreed to on Monday evening , Dec . 20 th , in favour of Frost , Williams , and Jones : — ?* Dec . 24 thi 1041 . ' ¦ Sib , —I am favoured with your letter and its enclosure . I have always considered it my duty to attend to the wishes of' myconstitueiita \\ rxregard to tho presentation of petitions and memorials , and I will ascertain the proper course to be taken for laying before *' 'her Majesty the memorial which was agreed to on Monday evening last , "lam , Sir , " Your very obeddent servant , "Geo . R . Pechbll . " " To Mr . N . Moiling , Brighton . "
6 TOCEPOET .-Mr . John Campbell * secretary to the Executive Council , delivered a highly edifying and instructive lecture here , on Wednesday week . The result of which was that a great many new members were enrolled . ; LEEDS . —OaChristnias Day a tea party and concert took place in the association , room J eighty-seven sat down to tea , and as many as the room Would hold , were admitted after , each paying threepence A more lively and interesting scene the Chartists of Leeds never witnessed . A . lady presided at the piano-forte , and Bung several aira in capital style ; several gentlemen sung popular airs , and gave stirring recitations . We must not forget to particularise one song which Mr . Djjdsoa sung , named " William Tell : " the effect which this made was truly
astonishing ; it came like an electric shock . Mr . Dudson has become quite master of it ; great praise is due to Mr . Butler and his friends , tor the very active part they took during the evening , aid performing at the close the last act of John Frost . Mr . Fraser was the chairman of the evening ; he delivered bis maiden speech , which told well upon tho , audience ; he will prove of great value to the Ctuortista in Leeds . Several sentiments were given . Messrs . Westlake , Brook , Roberts , Dixon , and Smith , were the principal speakers . The getting up of the tea reflected great credit iipon the managing committee everything was conducted in a quiet and orderly
manner . The committee , upon striking a balance , had left for the "Press Fund , " nearly £ 2 . Let the Chartists in other towns go and do likewise , and then the press will soon be established . O'Bbien ' 8 Press Fund . -- The following stuns have beett received by the CommitteQ at Leeds :--¦ ¦ * ; - " ^" \ / ' ¦ : : ' . ' ¦ - ¦' : : ' ? ' ¦ " . * ¦ - ; . ^ \ fl .: < L ^; i ' rrom Newport , Isle of Wight , per James Cantell ........:.,....... S 0 9 M James HensbjipW , Leeds ...... 0 1 9 " a Friend .......................:.. 0 10 ** the tea par '^ y held in Leeds ¦ r on Christmas Day ......... 1 18 1 M DaaielRriadley , Leeds ...... 0 0 8
Q . f MotiDA ? EvBHiifO , tbe following persons were nominated aa fit aud proper persona to eit in the next Convention for the county of Y » rks—James Brontcrre O'Brien ; James Penny , of Mill Bridge ; and Mr . Ottley , of Sheffield . —At the Council meeting , held -on Sunday last , the following resolutions were passed : r- " That the Chartists of Leeds : no longer consider Mr . Andrew Gardner a member of their Association . " " That the foregoing resolution be 1 sen-t to the Star forvinsertibp . " v ; , - .-: ::, LEcruRB . —On Sunday evening last . Mr . Fraser
delivered a lecture m the Chartist Association Room , Fish Market , Shambles , on the distress which oxtsts in the country at the present time , and shewed that the only effectual remedy for that distress * : was the adoption of the People's Charier . He contended in a masterly manner that the repeal of the . Corn Lftwa , would , do no good whatever , without it was accompanied by soiae greater and more effectual measure , such : & 3 the People ' s Charter , aud sat down much applauded . Thp lecture was well atteridedi , 'V ' . ;/¦ ¦ ¦ , - ¦" . -.- ' - ¦¦ ¦ .. " " ' : ¦ - ¦ - ¦¦ ¦ - .. ¦ . ¦' . , ' *¦
HOWZiEy . —The following delegates mot on the 26 th ult ^ , for the purpose of making arrangements in the various , townships , to forward ihe curae of Chartism in their own immediate neighbourhood , or districts where , they reside , in order to propagate the real principles of the Charter , by giving ever / information possible to all who do not . understand the true nature and effects of what the labouring classes really desire to have accomplished to better their condition in this life , without injury to either persons o - rproperty : —Christopher ¦ Wood fChainnan ; Huddersfield , John Clapham ; Almondbury , John
Moss ; Lepton , Jonathan . SenioJf ? Shelley , Hugh Green ; Stocks Moor , James Stephenson ; Holmfirth , John Littlowood ; Melcham , Thomas Hirst ; Slaithwaite , James Garside ; Honley , Bramhall Dyson . It was determined that a , missionary should be appointed to go lecture round the Huddersfield district , or the whole 0 ? the Poof ; Law Uuion , coimprisihg the various towns and villages in . the above route : also thatid . per member be subscribed in the cour 8 eof one month , in order .-to pay ; a missionary for such services . The meetitig adjourned to the 9 th of January , 1842 , to meet at Honley at ten o ' clock in the forenoon .
OliDHAM—On Sunday evening last , Mr . Clark , of Stookport , lectured bore to a crowded and very atteative audience . The argumentative and humorous manner in which he treated his subject drew many plauditsfrona the assembly , ' [ .. /; , DEWSBURY . —On Sunday evening last , Sir O'Brien leotured in the Pavilion in this tovvu to a large audience . Mr . O'Brien gave a very effeotive address . : : ¦* . , ¦;• :.. ; '? .:-- ¦ . . ' ¦¦; . 7 .. .- . ' ... ¦ ¦ ¦ •¦ ¦ . ¦'¦ : ¦ ¦ ¦ . Ok Monday Evening a ; gi-and tea-party , soiree , concerti . and ball took place , when Mr . John Campbell , the- Secretary of the Executive Council , was present , and . delivered ayery able address , A goodly number took tea , after which dancing commoijced , and it was kept up until a late hour with great spirit-.:- : * : . .. ¦ ,-- - : - - - - - , ' - . ' : ¦ ..:. ¦ ¦ '¦¦ '¦¦ ¦ - .-, ¦ , - .. : * - v ;¦ * ¦
HUDD 33 RSF 1 ELB—On Saturday last , our Philosophical Hall was pretty well filled to hear Mr . B . O'Brien . He , was most enthusiastically received , and listened to throughout with the greatest ; attentiou . There were iudividuals of all classes present , throughout the whole of his lecture , which lasted for nearly three hours . MANCHESTER . —On Susday evening , the Chartiat Boom , Kedftrn-Jtreet , was densely filled , to hear Mr . Cartledge lecture , who gave universal satisfaction . On the same evening , Mr . Bailey lectured in the Browri ^ street room . The signing of the Petition is going oh gloriously- The inidd | e classes , in thousands otcakea , Lave declared that nothing short of a complete organic charge will prove a cure for the accumulated evils of the stata .
CAMBRIDGE . —Tke flag of Chartism has : been unfurled in this prie ^ trridden place . Meetings have been held ' a number of raeiubers incorporated in the National Charter Association , the National Petition has been adopted , and is being circulated ; ( signatures are being attached , and all is going on well . EOOSEN LANE .-6 n Monday evening , Mr . James Leach , of Manchester , lectured here to a numerous and attentive audience , and gave universal satisfaction . A vote ot thanks was tendered him for his kind / volantary , arid able ( servicsai WINCECOMBE . —Mr . MllBom gave a lectnre on Sunday last to a numerous arid respectable company of the blistered handa at Aldoaton . He waa listened to with the greatest attention . OK MOnjdak night , at a -village called auylings , Mr . Milsoni lectured to an attentive audience of from four to five hundred of the hardy sons of toiL
STAFrORD . ^ -A tea party place here on Monday laat , for the benefit of the cause . Upwards of one hundred and thirty sat down to a most excellent tea , and the arrangement were of the bestr description . After tea , singing , dancing , < feo ., were carried on until a late hour . . HSYWOOD . —A Chartiet tea party arid soiree were held here on Chriatmiia Day , for which the demand for tickets was so great , the committee were obliged to re-issue those given in , and after all , sent scores sway , riot being able to accommodate them with room , many offering double price for admission to tke room after tea had been cleaied ayfay . Taetoom . vraa moaitaBtefully decorated with evergreens and portraits of the patriots , in elegant frames ; such a Btt-out has notbefore
been - witnessed , and this , not withstanding there were ether tea parties ; 'in the town on the same night . Mr . Bell , of Salford , and Mr . Tiliman , of MancUeater , were invited atid-were present , the former being a native of the place . The tea and its accompaniments were served up with an unsparing hand , and ample justice having been done by the company at three sittings , the tables were cleared . Mr . Beh wascaUed on to respond to the toast " The People , " which was done in first style . Mr . BeU resumed his seat , amidst the plaudits of the assembled friends of liberty . The Chainnan then called on Mr . Tillnian to respond to tbo toast , V The speedy restoration of the exiled patriots , Frost ,
Williams , and Jones . " Mr . Tillman having mourited the platform , made such an appeal to the hearts of his hearers , as seemed quite to have dashed the cup of joy from their * 'lips ' , but he all at once turned from the soft and feeling strain , and burst forth with an inspiring eloquence , which seemed to till the minds of hisaudienco with an uncoutrpllablo impulse of burning revenge . A memorial for the reatorauen of the exiles was adopted , and the Chairman having given notice that Mr . Tillman would deliver an addxeBs in the same place the next morning , the cpmpany had recourse to singing ; dancing , arid Riusic , till naif-past eleven o ' clock , when all retired ; highly delighted -with the pleasures they had so well enjoyed .
BRADrORD . —Mr . O'Brien delivered two lectures here on the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday week , te crowded audiences . Oa the former evening , an address to herMajesty * on behalf of Frost , Williams , and Jones , was adopted . I . ONGTON ( SxAFFORDSiuaE PoxTERtES . )—The tide of public opinion is ia favcur of us . This must be cheering to our friend Mr . Bairstow , to think that we have succeeded in unfurling the banner of freedom here . We are doing well , all is alive in the good causey the working men flock to our ineetings , and eiirol themselvea in the good cause 01 freedom . 'Che name of Char tiam was abhorred , but how it is admired . Should we progress the same the nest two months as we have the last . We shall be the strong hold f © it the Potteries . We have lectures once or twice a week , which if continued will arouse the -whole district ; thanks to Messrs . Richards , Mart , Robinson , and Oldhaui for their attendance , which -we hops they will continue . We have had
Candy ; from Wolverhauipton , lecturing here , with good effect . At one of our meetings the following resolution passed unanimously : — " That this meeting treats with contempt the charge brought against Dr . M'Douall , and that we the Chartists 6 t Longton individually arid collectively place the utmost confidence iri Dr . M'JJuuall and the EKecutive Couucil , and that we pledge ourselves to support them by every means in our power . ' We have adopted the National Petition and got sheets for 5 , 0 * 0 signatures . A memorial in behalf of the patriots , Frost , Williams , and Jones has been adopted , simllat to the one at HulL Our ineetings are . on every Taeaday and Friday nights at seven o'clock , in the School-room Vauxhallstreet On Monday night , December the 27 th , we bad a aooial tea party in the above room , Mr . French , Irom Ne-wcasUe ^ in the chair , when singing and recitations were tha order of the nigbt . Tbe party b ^ e v « P a * a Iato tour , weU satisfied with their evening ^ amusemeut .
BACUP . —Tbe Chartista Here bald two puWic meetings on Chriatmas Day , one at two o ' clock in the afternoon ; -when Mr . Mooney , from Colne , addressed the meeting on the Com Laws to tbe BatMaction of ail present . The meeting then adjaarned till six . o ' clock , -when the people again asaembled . Mr . Tagg addreued the meeting in bis usual manner . , ' s : ^ ¦ : ¦' .:-: ¦ f KOTTIHGHAia . —On Monday evening , the Chartists held their -weekly meeting at the Democratic chapel , when tho business , of the association was transacted . Mr . Cropper and Mr . Souter were appointed to repiesent the Chartists of thia district , at the county delegate meeting on Sunday . Mr . J . Sweet and Mr . Charle » Coates wen also appointed delegates to the trades delegates meeting to be beld on Tuesday evening at eight o'ciock , at ¦*« Buftsbei ' s Ainw , New « astt « K teeet *' - - ¦ ¦ ' - ¦ ¦ ¦ . ¦ " ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ - : '¦ ¦ - ¦ ¦ - ¦ ¦ " - " ' - " ;• '¦ ¦ ¦ : ¦ . / \ ' :- "¦ . - ¦ ¦' .:
CONVEiiTi : oi » . ^ -At present four candidates stand fo » the district of Nottingham , L 8 ice » ter , Derby , Lincoln , and Rutland , to serve as members of th 8 forthcoming '' convention ; it is therefore requested that sub-secrataries to the association . of ' every place within the above mentioned towns , ; as ; well as all others : in tba said counties , will transmit , on or before the : 9 th japnarjr , a faithful return of the number of membtrs Daving taken up cards , and who have paid up their weekly contributions . iTnless this be strictly complied -witb , they are not qualified to ballot- AH letters , pre-pr > id , must be addressed to Mr . W . Russell , General Secretary of convention fund for tbe district . . Cablton . —On Monday evening last , the Chartists of Carlton held their weekly meeting .. Mr . W . RuBsell , of Nottingham , was appointed chairman , who , after > r ief address , introdnc ^^ Mn / W ^ D . Tay ^ thr meeting , who addressed them in bis usual style of argn > mtuitativeoratory . .:. ; '¦ :, / . * V .- /¦ : - " ; , : ¦ ¦¦ . ^ \
O'sthb same evening , a party of male and female Gfcar tists partook of a most excellent supper provided at * tbi 3 t house of Mr . arid Mrs . JTaqaes , both sterling Chaxti ^ ts , arid a more rational convivial meeting of' the working class . could never be held . The songs were of a chast o ^ character , and all breathing a pure spirit of freedem . Tbe toasts were equally appropriately selectedj Mr Taylor and Mr . Russell were each called riponrepeatedly . fco respond . Seven nbw members paid . f « r cards , ai \ d enrolledtheirnames . HAJVIIttJe . llSEaiTH . —A public meeting has been held in a spaoious building fitted up in the gaTden of the Black BulJ , Hanunersniith , to adopt the National Petition , and laemoriaiiaa h « sr Majesty on behalf of all political ofiendtra . Mr . CoUingnam was called to the
chair . Mr . Wheeler read the National Petition , arid moved its adoption , Mr , Stallwood seconded the motion . The petition , ou being , put by the chairman , waa carried unanimously , ilr . Ruffy Ridley moved the adoption of an address , to her Majesty , that sh * would be graciously pleased to liberate the coavicts J , ohn Frost , Zephaniali Williams , and William Joneay now undergoing the sentence of transportation for lifrv Mr . Harris , Editor of the ChartUA Circular ^ said he was deputed by Mr . CieaV j e to ; apologise for his nonattendauce , in consequence of the dangerous illness of bis daughter , Mrs . Vincent Mr . ieign seconded the
memorial in an excellent speech , and it was unanimously carried . Mr . Clows , Secretary to the Ariti-Corn Law Association , than delivered a number of qucfitions , in writing , to the chairman , whicE were replied to by Mr . Stallwood , to the entire satisfaction of the company . Mr .-. jr Stallwood moved , Md Mr . Dowling' secprided , " That the memorial be presented to htr Majesty by . Sir James Graham . " -jar ; Dowling moved , and Mrii > alibar secorided . a vote 1 ' thank ' s' to Mr . Daly , for tbe kind manner in which he them tbe place op . meeting for the present occasion , carried -with three cheers . The meeting then separ ^ . tad with the usual Chartist honours .
Lambeth . —Afc ., a meeting of the Chartists of this locality , on Tuesday evening , the letter of Mri i * Pitkethly respecting Mrs . Eroatv was read , and asubscriptioii entered into iinniediattiiy ; Two shillings an * ninepence was collated , and as very few meuiboM were present , the subscription will be continued on . next Tuesday night , vwhea it is hoped the menibers wsll at tend , to subscribe their mitia , also to nominate tiia General Council ,-for the ensuing year . ,. : " " CANTERBORi ? . —On Tnrirsday week , a lecture upon Chartism was delivered m the ¦ auiiiihall , in this city , by Dr . M'Douall .
DERBY . —On Sutiday . evening , Mr . Harriseri , from Calvertou , near NoUmgbani , preached a seriuoaia the . Chartist Association Room j Willow Royt , to » numerous and attentive audience . On Monday ovtniug a tea-party and ball was held in the same room , -which was completely filled . After partaking of a good tea * dancing , patriotic recitations , songs , and seutimerits were kept up tiil an early bout in tne morning . IiOVTEB WAB . 1 . EV — At the weekly meeting of the Caartikts , au animated discussion took place on the necessity of the whole Association sopporting the Executive , by paying for all cards issued , and by sending due penny per' month per member * according to the plan of organisation , 'rhe folio ' wring resolution was - unaniuipusly adopted : — " That
¦ w « ,. th-e mctnbers pf the National ^ Charter Association located in Lower Warleyj do now pay to the ilxeodnye the two months subs ' eripjtiph due for twenfcypne members ; and that we enter into a voluntary subscription to raise funds to enable the Executive to prosecute their ; labours ; and further , that wo repose the greatesTE confidence , in the Executive fo * their past exertions . " The 3 a . € d ., as two moritha * . subscription , was paid ; and 63 , 6 d . as a voluntary contribution , was also riaieied , which sum of 10 s . wasiorwarded to Mr . Campbell , per M . r . Culpofi . The Wariey Chartt £ t 3 say that , aa there are 30 , 000 ^ members eucolUidy it every twenty-one -were voluntarily to contribute 6 s . 6 d :, it would amount to upwards of £ 500 ; and thus enable the Executive to employ a score ofgood arid etHcient lecturers .
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ZJDZNBUBG-H . —Co / ovbuatitb Store . —Tho members of the a , bove Society , along with . their wives and friends , held a social meeting on Tuesday , Dec ^ 21 st . in the room attached to their Store , 95 , NicholsonrStreet .. After tea had been served , several excellent speeches wero made by the President , and by teveral other gentlemen . Some excellent songa were also sung , and the evening was spent to tha satisfaction of all present . .-. . ¦;; IVXANCHESTE& . —TeetotalisM . —Mr . Griffiu delivered alecture ( shewing the effects of drunfceucess oa the community and the best way to remove it ) in the large room , iJlakeley-Btreet , on Wednesday evening . A vote ofthahks was given him at tha conclusion for his services , and eight individuals came forward and signed the pledge .
XJ 3 I 3 DS —Highway Robbesy . —Late © ri Sunday night last , as Mr . James Whitley , blacksmith , of Otley , was returning from Leeds to the latter place , when pear Spen ^ ane , he was attacked by two men , who used him in a-most cruel manner , and afterwards robbed -hiia of . upwards of three pounds . He is dreadfully out in the face and about the head . No clue has been obtained as yet of the perpetrators of this shamefulafiair . . : -- \ : SiEAXisp Drinking Glasses . —On Tuesday , a miserable-looking woman , named Alice Harding , was brought up at the Court House , charged by pblicemaa Hall , with having stolen some drinking glasses , theproperty of Mr . Coxon , the Gross Keys , in Water Lane . The facts being sworn to , the prisoner was comiriitted .
Serious RoBBaaY . —On Tuesday week , a quantity of leather carding , value £ 20 , was stolen iron * the Parrot Inn , in Swinpgate , where it had b > oa deposited by a carrier : i ' roai Dewsbury , for Messrs . Taylor aad ^ Wordsworth . The property was 1 missed , but no trace could be discovered of it , until Wednesday evening , \ yhenj in csrisequeuce of several robberies having been committed on the new piece of road , leading from Holbeckto Wellington-bridge , Inspector Child , and Policemen Hartley and Stubba took a walk that way , and whilst passing along they observed three men coming in an opposite
direction , one of whom carried ' sometHing ia his handSj which , at first sight , appeared to be a cheese ^ these being all parties known to the police , the man who carried the parcel was seized , aud on iaspectinffthe bundle it was found to be the carding which had been stolen from the ParrotV He gave his nama John Drake , and said he resided in Camp Field . The others escaped , but one of them , Joseph Stead , also of Camp Field , was subsequently apprehended , and the two were feaught before : the magistratea on Monday last , when the property bein £ properly identified , they were committed for trial .
Steaung a Coa . t ; . —Oq Tuesday , twe jeurigmen , named Edward Jackson and John Cooper , were brought before the magistrates , st the Court House , ' on a charge of having Btolen a coat , the property of Thomas Walton . The prosecutor resides at Staaningley , andSon Tuesday , the 21 st , he waa in Leeds , and left his cart in the sixeet , whilst he went into » shop , duriug whiGh time one of Ihe prisoners stole the coat from the cart shaft , which he handed over to the other , who sold it for eightpence ^ to T . Carrol ) , an old clothes dealer , in the Free Market . Both prisoners were seen together when the coat was taken , and they were committed for triaL
Vagbancv . —On Tuesday last , two men namwl Daniel Monroe and John Smith , were committed ^ the former for a month ana the latter for fourteen days , for having , by means of false representations of distress , obtained jnoney from yarious individuals . B 2 L&DFQ&D— MEiHODisi New Conneskm * . - ^ -The congregation of whom MeBsrs . Barker ani Trotter are pastors , gave to the poor member a "who stood in . need of help , each a , stone of flour , tea pounds of oatmeal , a stone of potatoes , and & pair * of clogs , to those who would accept them , oa Friday last , which would . no doabt , be very acceptable .
The mkmbebs of the Bradford , Leeds , and Hudderbtield Amicable and Bjotherly Society of Woolsorters » met at the house of Mr . John Blamiers , Packhoxse Inn , West-gate , Bradford , oa FridaT last , to celebrate their second Rnniversaij . Mr . W » Mawson having been called , on to preside , » vote of thaoks was enthusiastically responded- 'to . in favour of the host and hostess , for tho bountiful supply of the good cheer of ancient times ; after whioh th » President opened the further proceedings of tha evening in a neat and luminous address , illustratine the privilege and objects < rf the iHatitution *
alike a protection to the employer and a secure refuge to the members in sicknesa and commercial distress . The Secretary then read the annual report , Bhowiag a decided improvement in the funds aad prospects of the eoci ^ ty , i ? heJi V feeliBig of zeal pervaded all present to extend the uaefulnesa of the institution . The utmost harmony prevailed throughout , and the company was enlivened with appropriate toasts , songs , glees , andw 6 itauon ^ and tli © members separated hoping ta witoeaa many wtnxning anniT « rBarie 8 . ;
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