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THE B WELCOME-TO-DAN . " DEMONSTRATION . f Thz psst week has 'been one of feverish excitebhu throughout this Riding . All have been louging tod eageriy preparing for the appre&ehmg demoDB ^ JmioB , tvnich Tra 3 to shew the blackest of all traitors and hypocrites , bow inefficient ^ axe his eSorts to sustain a dynasty of fiction—bow rightly estimated are the characters of those irth whom he seeks to make common cause : n the work of political jiyrglery and S' > 2 : al oppression ! * In the early pz « of the week , * meesin ^ of delegates from venous toirns of the We ^ t Riding , was held in Leeds , at which the order of the routine business of ihe dtmonszmzion was agreed upon and committees E ^ poin ^ ed to carry the determinations of ths meeting into eff ^ c :. Tne several delegates , wiikrat one dissenting roiee , expressed the deterttmaaon of their efoswueat . to teach the tricksters « f- » ht middle dugpffihai they are not to be cajoled . Bwas er . aSdentFy staled , that a considerable number of Gaartists had s purpose of exhibiting on ftsatoeeasioa , no * merely their determinate adherence to the principles of liberty , which , as their signal banner , they hare niiled " to the mast hrai , but , Jso , of paying their personal and immediate nonage to the king of iriii-ora , even in his own den , should he dare to present himself . Many tickets were said to Lave bean purchased , and the opinioD was Tery generally eate . tained that the arch va # abond would be ireated to a piece of connesy from im ** n school : saeb , with the exception of personal Tioien ?* , a- he procured to be shown to tbe Qarass , missionary m Dublin . A placard , bestowing apon him cea-ures net leis severe than merited , was read to the meetiss , and means taken for its dissemination through the Riding . < The following is a copy : —
"WORKING 3 IE > - OF YORKSHIRE : " PaoDCCERs of Wealth , but Beakers o ? the 8 iate-Ma _ ek : —Yon hare toiled long asd arduously to better yaur oontiiiiun and . remove the si » ve ~ nisrk d inferiority from your i > row . "To accomplish this you hare held oat the right i » d of fellowship t * all &nd every one who offered ox pomised to readtr yon sid . "To this end , you have ort ^ n attach ed yourselves » the middle classes ; . have suffered them to lead yon , * ad to employ the power you possess , irresistible , wen rightly directed , to the accomplishment of fcemes for tfceir own ejrer » n ( :: seflient . * - " Yon neTer yet , taoush , termed aa alliance with tte middl * classes , that they aid not betray , and sell 8 * power yon had placed in their hands fur bentfiU in -Wdi ihsy always denied you the slightest
participa" These same middle classes are again trying to coax ? W into alliance with them , that they may again use 7 ow power in the way th-y hare hitherto always Bed it _^ tc operations and the workinzs of the present Vran , which havs ground yon to the ^ ust , hare also "pa to twitch the middle dawwra : they feel uneasy , wlwisb to throw off the burthen tbns cast upon them , —** rt » t your expense . _ "To aewmpl-V i this ctenct , tbey hare engaged the r ** en ti blarney ar . d humbug posss-. ed by tbe most ?~~* «* ail Friends ,- ' the" most mercenary oi all ^™ * »; the ns-st dectif / al of all hypocrites ;—th e ISElJ ; ' tot yaarB > k * " 5 - Ted upon the miseries , the BJ ?"" S » r « tears tbe groans , the wasting flesh and ¦ "W 4 , « rtea fellow men . ¦ i **^ ' FTfead ' " Daniel O'Conaell ! sold the political ^^»« WO , < HHi forty-shilling freeholders of Ireland ¦ g «» seat in Psriiamfcn 5 for himself and his tols ;
^ T . Ti 7 P ^ oafri the turning out of their holdings n ?? 3 ^ We worid , as TagranH and wanderera , ^ „ ¦ ! lJl lJ B P ° B thousands of hi » brare countrymen , -w ^^^ w ^ ow-hearted fiend exerted his blood-acd-^* w « power to prerent tbe establUhment sf a , ^ 9-grounded Poor Liw for the relief of these ^» a and wanderers , hoping thus to starre them iL *; v 68 rf tbe earLh ' thit ^^ m 5 ? ht ^ 8 tr ^^ irrLng-ic-dfeadl monuments ef bis unpaialied j" ^ personiScation of deceit co nstituted himself " » Victory Coild ' s Chancellor , ' and then told their ; » ar tears , their lires , for £ 1 , 000 ! . ' which he ^ rea , fall taie , f ^ ja Uxe mjjiowaers of Manchester , i W ? es : l 3 C " 1 Da 3 t ^ " e * e- " 7 copper of tbe sum was the | " « u * pnes ! er aa immortal goal ! I ^ Iuu fcul-moathed traducer of ererything good , iwayttmg TirtUjUi ! , bad the monstrous hardihood to
Tii ' Wit of € 7 trry tirenty Png 1 ' ^ women who ¦« Jmarried , nineteen of them wen mothers Wore the " ^ TKigzkaot uzu tied !!'' This cowardly trickster , when you ssnt a miasion-^ to hald out the hand of fellowship to the working ^\ M Ireland , in their own metropolis , in order to j | * 4 . undemanding and unity of action between 2 ® J * eti 0 a « of the oper&tiTe community , packed the 7 ** H roonu with ha hired tools , and refused to hear JEf ? ** yow amt * »< lor of peace . ^ ¦ Hsa dagracs to the humin form , when yoor faithiBfl £ k ? ' yiOit ' betrayed by Gorernment « pifi « r * « e bauds of the soldiery at Xawport , and when v * " « 7 of your brethren were laid dead upon the field *»« er murderoui fire ; thia man' (?) tet up a ^ ell of . * B » Rtiifsction . and blurted oat ¦ Sfrr « •«< Ht-ht ?
, *•*»* eiarightV— 'O ) I tbank&odit was my own "W ilier Sergeaiit Daly , who did if li » t o hide 0 M ^ P of byp > cruy took the ebair at - ^^ meetiBf , Intto year 1 * 28 , in London , at whteh l ^^ acal Union , for the attainment of UniTersal J ?^> wm formed ; be s ? s 3 wa « one of six member * jgjp&uament who drew up the Prople ' s Charter , ' £ r * ° 8 you to agitate for , and procure its passing . » a *; when you did as he bid yon , and your Z * " »» abAd beeome eo formidable as to alarm faction , £ oortible dissimulator turned round and dencnnoetl
5 TfJ ? T 8 ad ^ niTt »* al Saffrage , and offered to bring gr ™ Inshmin into England to pot you down ? to t ? cu t 0 taiaejy ^^^ lhe y , T 0 Bg &ad tuBoims ! " * U 6 a "ijttitice ^ d t haTe itfl : t ; ed upon you . '
eich of them inunridually . He men *» t Uowuauiiost load cbctM . lir . John Collins , of Birmingham , then rose and proposed— " The Charter ; and may it soon become the law of tbe land . " He regretted that such a subject had been put into hia ha ^ ds , not that he did not heartily agree with the sentiptent , but because he should not hriYe time to do it justice . The Cbairmau , in opening th « business , had saidithat it would be bad taste on hia part to Bccupy the time of tbe meeting , when so mauy strangers were present to address them . He was not u stranger to the men of Leeds , and the remark would be equally applicable to him , especially as be had been inrited t * come amongst them aa a lecturer , which itrrltation he hop * dfi . * ahould boom be able to accede to . He would not let tbe epportuntty pa «» , however , without laying a few words on the subject . They were aware what bad brought them to # etber , which was in consequence of a party meeting to obtain Household
Instead of Universal Suffrage . These gentlemen tell you that Reform must be obtaiued by instalments ; that we must go on by degrees . It reminded him of a gentleman , who bad a beautiful dog , but who toak a fancy that ft would look still more beautiful with its tail cut off ; h » consequently ordered hia servant to sever tbe offending member ; but , being a tender hearted youth , he felt an objection to be the operator . For about twelve nights after be bud retired to rest , tbe gentleman was disturbed with ji continual yell , and , on making inquiry ss to the caus . » , the lad replied , " did not you order mo to cut the dog ' s tail off ? " " Ye » , " snid tbe master , "but that win some ten or twelve days ago . " "Well , Sir ; but I tbuught it would give him so much
pain if 1 cut it off at once ; io I cut it oft by an inch at a time . " ( Loud laughter . ) The policy of the Household Suffrage men w . ia just similar to tliiju and aa to any property qualification , he could not * understand vvhat property should entitle them to vote . He was not quite sure whether they would be able to tell what Household Suffrage meant ; a £ 10 rental was considered a qualification easily to be understood , but tbe revising barristers had come to very different decisions upon it . It was nut unlikely that ai question might arise as to what was a bouse ; they might require that it should b « built of stone , or must contain so many rooms , otherwise they would describe it as a cot . or only a but or hovel . At tbe best it was only a question of expediency . But what was not right , he should maintain , was
inexpedient . They might us well tell him that twentyfive men placed in slavery , and liberating twenty-four , leaving one in bonds , was equal justice . Like the last speaker , he alluded to ( he great Glasgow meeting , at which time the Whigs admitted them all to be boiu-st and intelligent men , till they obtained what they wanted . If the Household Suffrage men only get what they want , they would leave them ( the Chaits ' . s ) in the lurch . He Was s » rry to say i « of human nature , but xperience proved that it was the easy . "Bat , " say they , " this is part of what you want ; and why will not you go with us as far as we go ? If we were going to London , and you to Stoney
Stratford , would you not accompany us thus far ? " The aLswer is this : No ; I would not go , if the person I went with should raise a barrier at Stoney Stratford to prevent me from going to London after him , if I wished si to do . If Umvara il Suffrage had been the law of tbe land , they would not have had the pie sent state of society ; the country would not have experienced its present sufferings - the petition of a million and a half of msn would not have beeu rejected , as was lately the case in a certain assembly ; nor men who love their country have been . imprisoned because thoy dated to 8 peak their sentiments . He had great pleasure in respunding to the sentiment of tbe toast . Tbe speaker resumed his stat amidst loud cheering .
Mr ... Mason ,, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne , proposed the next toast , as follow , * : — - " Frost , Williams , and Jones , and may they speedily return to their native land . " Tbe speaker commenced by an eulogium on Mr . Frosl's private and public character ; those who knew that patriotic individual as a mem . her of the Couvention , were well acquainted with hfs mild and auiiabto dispositisn , and bis gentlemanly demeanour on all occasions . He urged them cerer to rest sit'slled till he , and his brave companions had been restored to their native land .
Mr . O'Neil , from Birmingham , gave : — " Feargns O'Connor , the bold , unpaid , unflinching , untiring , and faithful advocate of the people ' s rights . " He said , that when speaking of Mr . O'Connor , he was speaking of ono ef tbe most useful men who bad ever been raised up to advance the People ' s Charter . The principles which be had disseminated were as eternal as the ba * is of tUut Charter of which be was the unflinching advocate . He was following up the plan of Cobbett , Beaumont , Hunt , and others , in endeavouring to spread sound political knowledge , to raise them to their proper level in society . He need not dwell upon tbe ideas which tbe mentionof the word patriot would excite in their breasts ; he was happy to say , tkat amongst those individuals , to whom that epithet might fairly apply , Mr . O'Connor ranked amongst the foremost , and he rejoiced further to believe that there were hundreds more of the same description ready to take up tbe cause . He then alluded to the happtntss which had been produced bv a ill
republican , form of Government in America , where men were not governed by individual intellect ; they did not look to any single man » s their leader , ss was the case with their Irish brethren , who , by being guided by the intellect of ona single man , instead of by their own opinions , were in a state of temparativa serfdom . This was not the case -with the people of Scotland , Those who relied on individual inteilect , however great , might be led to good , but woald ^ in the end , be certainly led to evil . If men wished to attain any great object , it must be by looking to tbefvselves , and nst to others . In alluding U the private character of Mr . O'Connor , he observed that it was unirnpeached and unimpeachable , and needed not any enlogy from hbn . Of his disinterestedness they had bad sufficient proof ; It was disinterestedness like hb that actuated tbe Washingtons , the Franklins , the AdoiBa . ' s , the Jeffersons , the Yankee formers , aa they were sneeringjy colled , and gave success to the cause of Amerioau independence . He congratulated the meeting
that , after sundry edifying , but conflicting , an * somewhat ainuaiug , expositions of the word house , ( h-o-u-a-e to-vote out of ) the " foxes" h&daokndwlcdsed themselves to b * pcrfefctlf at bay ; . th » t tfa » bottom was knocked out of t *» k crack abip , ani the bubble must burst in most addf&jMiMignificftncjr ^ unless the Chartist delegates w ^ lfe . todljr f 3 O » WN » scend to lend a helping baud for th ^ SSfMWI ^^ the urinemciited walls of their ne »^ mg&MHMprvery gla ; ily conceded everything aBke «*'« r ^ f ( 9 p } ' . would reirv . m from th ^ Ljeertizig of any prin ^ pj ^ whatever , not dre ^ m ^ m ^ -miik ^ ' Vmam 1 hold Suffrage , in in' ^ S * ^ " 4 * 8 tnumferrotos meanings , the ; barfjfwijfcpa * . aCBrmative woj > 08 i ? f tion ; they wftuldvjremv ^ 'ia . est th ankf ^ ty th « aid so politely oftmdbtff the . CbartiBt ^ dtolegates , admitting them aTnlt' share of the night ' s exhibit
tion , speaking man tor man , -wUh their own big > guns , but pled " ging ; JtoB » eIve 3 not to venture on th « experiment of puttTng to the vote the relative merits of the arguments adduced ; thus fairly acknowledging that , even in their own kennel , thV " Foxes" were most rally foiled , and that the treat preparing for their geese on theJNMMeeding day wai . of a kind calculated to induce - errant " gapiog /* though there might be little ¦ ** catching . " ArrangeK ment 8 were made accordingly between these gentle-, men in their individual * capacity , and the bifc " Foxes , " for an alternate barking in the Mill , tho > parties being to meet each other ac ten in the morn * : ing , mutually prepared with a list of speakers tO ; be exchanged and classified according to agree *
inent ; the delegates giving fair notice to the Foxes that if one jot of an affirmative principle other than . that recognised in the Charter were brought forward , they would most assuredly fall on io > savage earnest and demolish by the irresistible ; force of argument , tha whole fabric of the foxy ; brood , and the " Foxes" oraUily promising that they should hare no opportunity to do so ; for that no Buch principles should bo mooted , but that they ; would content themselves vrith ^ a vague resolution , affirming the failure of the Reform Act and tho necessity of some mode of representation which should include the interest of tbe whole people r
leaving to erery speaker to affirm this of Household , Universal , or of any other Suffrage , which ho raighfc plcaso to advocate . If this be hot a full a Know * ledgemont made by their " Foxshipa " ot' their uttef helplessness in the Goose Market , we shall be glad . to know what is . However , they have some meriteven in their demerit . They do acknowledge their difficulties when they are forced to it . The Doctor and hid Cam-foxes fairly owned that they were dead beat ; that they were " at the mercy" of the Chartists ; that they had " put their foot in it' by sending for Dan ; that the whole fat was in the fire , aud th « flaro-up mubt necessarily end in smoke , there being little even of that commodity , save what could be borrowed from the Chartist chimneye .
UVSBFOOZk—Mr . Bairstow gave twolectures . in the Hall of Science , Lord Nelsou-atrect ; tho nrst ; on Saturday evening , on the now plan of orgaajza- ? tion , and gavaa cheering account of the piogresg ; of tbe cause throughout the country . > He advised- ; them to form reading rooms for mental improvements and total abstinence , as a powerful auxiliary to tha ; advance of the cause of Democracy . Tbe number * on this occasion exceeded the expectations of thjt . most sanguine . His defence of the plan of orgar . iav ] tion called forth loud applause at intervals , and ap- ; peared to give the greatest satisfaction . Mr * Robinson moved a vote of thanks to Mr . B . for hiseloquent lecture , which was carried , with threa t cheers . A vote of thanks was given to Mr . Roberta ^ chairman ; three cheers were given for Feargof O'Connor ; three for Frost , Williams , and Jones , ; and three for the Cnarter .
On Sundat Afternoon , at three o ' clock , thd capacious hall , which is capable of seating 1 , 500 ; persons , was nearly filled by a most respectable - assembly . < ; Mr . Roberts was again called upon to preside , who , after making a few remarks by way of open-. ing , introduced the lecturer , Mr . Bairstow , whose lecture produced , a strong effect upon his audience . It comprised the consecutive history of the corrupt legislation of this country for the last hundred ' years , an analysis of the principles of the People '* : Charter , a review of the causes which have ever led to great reformations , « ud displayed a mode in which the Charter would be instrumental in effect * ing a thorough and universal reform in ihe . wJiolsj :-systemboth politicalsocial , financial , and ecclesi- '
, , asticai . Throughout the lecture he was londlyapplauded , and at the conclusion acknowledged th « high gratification he had * received from Mr . R '»; address , and asked a few question * . Thankawer * voted Mr . B , by aoclamation , and the rast assembly retired highly edified . WARBIWGTON . —On Tuesday evening , in tb # ; National Charter Association Kocm , Mr . BairstOir gare a lecture on the alarming state of the connwy ,: the PeopleVCharter , and the Corn Laws , and gayt ' a challenge to meet the repealers , but pone made " their appearance . This place , till now , has beeM ' dead to ' Chartism ., bat bids fair for the future W take tbe field , and be second to none in the raov »*
ment . ¦ ' A vote of thanks was given to the lecturer ;¦ after which a nujabar of newmesjbers added th « u naaiee to the Association . The members reqce * t another Iortnro the first Opportanitr . The meeting ' separated highly pleased with the able leetura whioS which Mr . B . had given them . SXItGaX £ V .-A meeting was held in th « Workinj ? Man ' s Hftll , on the evening of Monday last , to memorialiso thi ? Queen in behalf of Frosty Williams , and Jones . TheJiaAl . was crowded ; and , after the business of the meeting , the trial of Robert ' , Emmett , the Irish patriot , was again brought forward for the benefit of the familiar of tha impriaoned Char ^ Bts . The sub ^ oription amounted to i ! 3 . lia . Which will be forwarded io the snfferers , after " deducting some trifling expence for bills , &c .
it in taonnonj expeaee , we are enabbd to pre--j © ar readers with the most valuable keepsake T ^ erer possessed , aa acenrate representation of ^ erer-ftiBons , ever-to-be-rememhtred " Goose ¦ JL » in MarsaiU ' 6 Mill , Leeds , on tbe 21 st ' of ^ prv , 1841 . This enormous expenc © arose , not j r ^ Jjch from the executi ng of the design when fur- ; ^ ed ^ o the c-figraver by the artist , as in procuring a ^^ which was able to « i » npon all the points , j J ^ arj to form the eompfete pieture , and represent \ _ ^« Show" ju-t aJ the moment test calculated to j j ^ gjBj talise the £ «¦ ne , and proclaim , at tbe same j f ^ i ts obiect ta& purpose . This we were unable I =
¦ - ¦ . . v * to ^ tecompli sh for 10010 time , nntil fortone enabled us to find out one who possesses the rare merit of .. seeing through a mill-stone , —gifted in fact with ttoi- % ; " second tight . " The accurate representation below ; isthe result of his labour . ^' . ' ¦ . ' We scarcely know which most to /* 3 mire , —th » innocent wonderment of tKft ^ Goc ge i ' the earnestsess of the bi . g-dog-Fox , Dan , praising np his wares , anxiouato effect a sale ; or the cool , businesa-liko attitudes and manners of Mklbou ( lne , Normai ^ bt , and Palmbrston , examining , with most jobber-like eye , the worth of the flock to them . The effect of the whole is , plainly to show that Mother Goose baa dri veu her goslings tq a fine market ! . ; - . \
; - The B Goose Show."
; - THE B GOOSE SHOW . "
•• Prodcckrs of Wealth ****• ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ " This . is the man whom the middle classes have e > ngigei to wheedle you again into their clutches ; that , corj 'intly , they may again make merchandise of you ; agaia sell you ! " In aid cf this , he and they are to meet , in Leeds , on Thursday , the 21 st " To fruitrat * this , a meeting of your order has been convened , in tbe same town , on tbe same day . " At that meeting , it is intended to tell the middle d&sse * that their days of betrayal and deceit arc over 1 That the working classes have " set up in business " for tnem * 8 lvBS , and that tbey will never again give themselves to the guidance , or into the power , of any ther -class .
•• Jt is also intended at that meeting , to tell that mendacious lump of selfishness and deceit , Daniel O'Connelf , of tb . 9 estimation in which he is holden by tie working men of England and Scotland , and their wives . For this purpose , deputies from every part of those two kingdoms will be prexent , to " register a vow in heaven" never again to trust him ; never again to work with him , or hare any , the slightest , connection with him . " Operatives of Yorkshire t "To that meeting you are called ! To that meeting you will come !
" If you love honesty and hate deceit ; if you respect uprightness , and discountenance dissimulation ; if you feel for your babes , love ycur wives , regard with jealous watchfulness the fair name of your virtuous daughters , to that meeting you will come ! You will come and tell the barterer of big cuntrymen ' a political rights for parliamentary seats , the cause of the extirpation and death of the dtmewith freeholders , the refuser of the relief of a good and humane Poor Law , tbe telUr of the lives of your factory children for £ l , » 00 , the tradncer of your wives and daughters , the gloattrover the blood spilt by murderous spies at
Newport , the donbly-damned traitor , who fir&f set you to agitate for Universal Suffrage , and then denounced you and it , offering 5 * 0 , 000 men to put you down : you will come and tell the hideous monster , woo has wrung hundreds of thonssnds of pounds from his miserable , naked , starving , famishing countrymen , and whom he-has kept in this tondition that he may continue to suck their blood : 50 U will come and tell him , in terms not to be misunderstood , that you know him ; and that he is welcome to all tbe execrations which Chastity , Honesty , and Uprightness can pour upon his head ! Gome and speak out , right out ; aud let the Betrayer know that hia day i « gone J "
On Wednesday , the delegates from Scotland and those from Liverpool , Warrin ^ ton , Manchester , Oldham . Stockport , Birmingham , Hull , and a variety of other places , arrived at Leeds , and met the Demonstration Committee , at tho Committee Room , where a very animated and interesting conversation took place , during which it appeared that several of the delegates laboured under some misapprehension as to tbe extent of their powers and duties , supposing it to be a portion of their duty to express the sentiments , of their constituent ? , not merely on the hustings . of the people's meeting , buc also in the mill of the " Foxes , ' and evincing an anxiety that , should Daniel come to judgment , he should be received most courteously and treated like a gentleman . The de ] e-£ a ; e 8 were of course apprised by the committee thar , with the conclusion of the meeting held on Holbeek Moor , ended the duties of their delegation ; that they
were at liberty to adopt whatever line of conduct might seem best to e * cb of them in their individual capacity , in reference to the Fox and Goose meeting ; but that whatever tbey did there , would be done individually , as it was a little too much to expect that the people of the united kingdom would permit their delegates to risk the discussion of a great national question , subject to t&e decision thereon , to be pronounced by a laboriously-packed audience in Mr . Marshall's Mail , where the Foxes have tbe opportunity of keeping out the Chanists by high prices , a great portion of their tickets being twoaua-sixpence aud one-and-gixpeuce each , while their own creatures , the liule foxes and the eiily geese , could be let in for nothing . We are at some loss to ascertain how the idea of discussing principles , subject to decision under such circumitAnctr-- > , could have entered into the minds of soberthinking Chartists .
Mr . John Col ins , the delegate from Birmingham , stated that he had received aa invitation from the Reform Association to attend the Mill Meeting as a guest . He had declined because of differing with the Association iu opinion , aud the invitation had been repeated with full powers to exercise his own discretion in the expression * of his Bentiments on Universal Suffrage , aecompanied by & husUDg ' s ticket of admission . This piaced Mr . Collins in a different position from that of any other delegate , and several of the delegates expivss ^ d a wish that he would wait upon the Household Suffrage Committee and ascertaiu what their intentions were ; whether they purposed to admit discussion , or were ready to meet the advocates of
Universal Suffrage in fair argument , and , if so , under what circumstances . He was accompanied , in . his mission of inquiry , by Messrs . O'Neil , of Birmingham , and Moir , of Glasgow . They- waited upon Dr . Smiles , the secretary of the Association , who was unable to inform them of the arrangements contemplated , stating that the committee had yet come to no decision , upon that subject ; that the ; did not knowvwho might or might not be there , but that their application should be laid before the leading members of- the Committee and some distinguished guests who were expected there in the evening , and an answer given to it about ten o ' clock . At halfpast seven , the delegates and a-i » rge party of other friends held &
SOIREE AT THE JHJSIC SALOON . The roem in which the tea was served , being too small conveniently to tccomniodate the number of friends who attended , a part of the company were obliged to wait in an ante-room until the rest had Uken tea , iwhich circumstance rather de-
layed the after part of tlie proceedings . This inconvenience , of course , was unavoidable , but in other respect * the arrangements were excellent , and reflected much credit on the committee of management , " and the ladies who kindly volunteered their servicis . and graced tbe company with their presence . After tea , the party adj «; nrned to the Saloon , in which a pktfcrm was erected in froat of the orchestra , the fair sex occupying tbe two wings . The Rev . Wm . Hilt .. Editor of the Kortficm Star , was unanimously . csWied ta . tba ehaic . He opened the business by briefly expressing his gratification at being called upon to preside over a meeting of such sn interesting nature , and stating the circumstances which caused them to assemble together .
> Ir . James M 02 B , of Glasgow , then rose and proposed— " Tbe people , the source of all legitimate power . " If the ladieB anil gentlemen present had come there to hear an orator , tbt-y would be disappointed in him—be was no orator , but a " plain , blunt man . " The p . iper which he held iu his hand had a distinct reference to tb «_ people 5 and , in apt . iking of them , be should not speak eTtbein as a section , or as parties , but as a whole , whom all parlies wished to have with them , whom all parlies wished to conciliate , for their own purposes . When the Whig p&rty wished to carry out the mis-named Reform Bill , then fie people were intelligent , and nothing was he&rd of their ignorance or incapacity . He bari come to tell them that it was the opinion of the men
of Scotland they were as intelligent now as they were then , and equally so as they wonld bo in furty-Hve years from that time , A number of men i « his country called uyKin the Government , forty-five 5 eu . r 8 ago , to R «' onn the House of Commons , by givirg the franchise t > the people , and the same tale was told s * ill . ( Hear , hear , bear . ) Forty-five years had elapsed , and still it was repeated . He hated to hear Vie hypocritical feilowi talking of the people not being intelligent , and the only answer they deserved was ; i moral kick behind , aftt-r the lr . » h fashion . ( LaugV . t ^ r . ) The Tories called tuem " the swinish multitude ; " but when it suited their purptse , they had no objection to call tbe people to their aid , and when they couM make them operative Corasrvatives , ttu-y wex « intelligent directly
—tbe very elile of tbe working men . Ttiey had a ! so the Corn Law repealers . When they wished to succeed in their object , the fustian-jacket lads were then the intelligent working class ' , s . The C'iiartist leauets a ' ao calle *! them intelligent ; he ( Mr . Moir ) called them intelligent , and he w . 's there to tell them to make no compact with their enemies—( immense cheering!—but to have Universal Suffrage or nothing . That was the determination of the men « f Scotland . ( Renewed cheers ) When the friends of Household Suffrage advocated their opinlans In private , they ( the Ctiartista ) had no right to interfere ; but if they called a great public meeting iogttfier , and appealed to public opinion , there tbey roust be to make tbeir demand ' s . Thvy were told that Household Suffrage was an instalment ,
and so it might be ; but who were the men to be left without the pale ? That wuuld not do ; they must bnvit complete and ample justice , and bo made all partakers of tbe same inalienable rights . Let them tell him that the people were not prepared for such a change , and lie would p-v . t them to the settlers in America , the founders of t ' je Republic , who were , at any rate , intelligent enough to tax themselves . They were not afraid of the people doing any injury to tberbselvtg , but of their legislating fyr their own good ; and tliey would be fools if they did not . It was every liian ' a duty to do tbe beat he could for Liruself . Tbe enemies of the people spoke about It-dining , as if learning and torn sty were the same thing ; hut if learning was sufficient to make a man
honest , tnen tbe old boroughmongers were of . all men the mtst honest , and the likeliest of all others to hold the reprt » rntation of the country . iCbeeig . i But learning and knavery were often combined ; the 658 gtntlemen in the Housi of Cuuunons . he would not call them scoundrels , £ 8 they had been called , dis-F'layed a far greater hick of learning than of honesty . Nothing ever struck him so much as when tbe fitat time that house came upon his view . He had figured to hiwgjlf an assemblage of grave and grey-headed gentlemen engaged in profound debate , and anxious to promote tha welfare and prosperity of the country . They might imagine bis disippointment . Some members were lying upon tbe benches , some crossing from one side to the other—others leaving the
Housa—some laughing—some talking and making an uproar , like bo ) s rep ; ating their less jes at the top of their voict s , whilst the poor Speaker , who looked like an automaton , was calling out , " Order , gentlemen , order . " And well he might call order , for he ( Mr . JI . I never attended * ny meeting of Chartists in which he s- > w anything like the comparison . The speaker then proceeded to read a resolution recently passed at a meeting in Glasgow , expmsiva of a determination to opposa aDy suffrage , but nniveisal , on which be appropriately commented , urging the Chartists of England to the sime determination . Ho then alluded to the great meeting of 200 , 000 men which took place on G . as ^ ow Green , in the year 1832 , in support cf tbe Reform Bill , observing that the Whijs of that day were convinced of the justice of grunting the suffrage to all cassis of the people , and
quoting an extract from an address which was presented to the King , wherein the principle of Universal Suffrage was admitted , and in , which it stated that tbe memorialists were ready to take up mrms in support of hi * Mujestys GoventmeiU and th $ Reform Bill . The principle , be said , wis acknowledged , because the Whigs needed the assistance of the people , and the manner in which tbe addr > si was drawn up , was character » uc of their hypocrisy ; for whilst the principle of Umvereal Saffrage was acknowledged , it went oa to atate , that , notwitlistanding they ( the memorialists ) were . ready to confide in the wisdom of Parliament , and willing for the peaceable settlement of the question , to accept liie provisions of the bill introduced by hifl . Mbjvs : y ' B Minsters . Mr . M . concluded by urging the CUart-sia to ba continually at their posts , and if they wishud Cbariis . 'a to occupy a different position in England , tli ? y mus : act as though victory depended upon
on tue spread of their principles , although he bad lately heard them denounced from the ,-pulpit . He heard a minister utter these words : — "God forbid that birth or rank should ever cease to have the supremacy ; " and then warn his hearers against the designs « f the levelling democrats , concluding with % long face—lie need not say how long it was , for hs was a state-paid priest— " It i « a great consolation , that in heaven all will be equal . " He ( Mr . O'Meil ) believed it ; and it heaven wsa a heaven of equality , as Mr . O'Connor once asked—why should not earth be an earth of equality 1 He prayed that Mr . O'Connor might , long flourish , and live to be the poor man ' s advocate . The speaker sat down amidst loud and long-continued applause .
Mr . R . M-arsden , from Bolton , gave "All tho incarcerated . victims of Wbig tyranny who , for advocating the rights of the people , are confined to the dungeon's gloom . " It appeared , on reference to history , that there had been men in all ages made victims to principle—men who bad sedulously endeavoured to make known the jtruth , and thus endeavoured to become the benefactors of their race . They became objects of persecution because the great truths which they proclaimed clashed with the established lmtitutions and interests of the age in which they lived . It was just tbe sam <* in the present day . But he won one who could never assent to the doctrine
that man should quietly submit to such treatment . Treat a savage in a similar way and he would never rest until the injury was avenged . It was one of tbe impulses ( if nature , and in his opinion nature seldom erred . This doctrine , he knew , WU 3 not common , but be could not , for the llfeof him , see why men sbouldsubmit to be sent to prison for advocating their honest opinions . If they had equal political rights , the power of victimising would cease , and be hoped they would never rest satisfied until they had obtained the Charter , which would secure them from such acts of injustice , and give them liberty of expressing their opinions without fear . ( Applause . )
Mr . Giuaves , of Oldbam , then rose and gave " The Northern Star , and all the Chartist pre ; s . Long may it flourish . " Unlike the rest of the speakers , he was a stranger to every one who stood before him ; but , although a stranger , they were united as advocates of those principles which were advocated by the paper he had named . He had come from a place which bad reasen to be preud of having sent some of the moat useful men that ever eat in Parliament—he alluded to the late Mr . Cobbett and Mr . Fielden , who still continued to represent them , and who , with his bumble abilities and perseverance , had mastered tho best talent that could be brought against him . ( Cheers . ) The toast was the Star and the Chartist pr < s * . Nothing bad been so much wanted in this country , for a long
time past , as sound political information for the labouring classes ; that information , he was happy to say , might be found in the columns of the Northern Star . And were was there ever a paper that had such a circulation amongst the working classes , or that could find Its way into the humble cottage like it . The prefs generally had been trammelled either by the aristocracy or the government of the day , and they could not expect sound information for the people at so tainted a source . Nothing , he would say , was bo much wanted , next to the political information he had spoken of , as men to lead them on in their struggles for freedom . Mr . O'Connor fonnd hs way into this country , and he wai
proud to ny that be had his fivet introduction in tbe town of Oldham , from which he bad come . He regretted the result of tbe contest which took place there : had there been Universal Suffrage , it would bave terminated differently . Mr . O'Connor Was , intact , the representative , so fax as the voice of the people went , for that was decidedly in his favour . ( Cheers . ) Ho wished success , to tbe Star , as the advocate of the rights of labour . The aristocracy bad made laws t » prot . ct themselves—capitalists had been protectedagriculture and commerce had been protect * d ; in fact , there were laws to protect everything but the labour of the working man , and therefore it was high time somebody should become its champion . ( Loud cheers . )
Mr .- 'He ' albt , from Hull , gave "The momory of Augustus Beaumont , Cobbett , Cattwright , Paine , Hunt , Emmett , and all the illustrious dead . " It was a common remark , to which he most cordially assented , that the greater the crosses which individuals bod to sustain in this world , the more glorious their crown would be hereafter . The illustrious individuals , whose names he had mentioned , were , he bad no doubt , then receiving their reward ; and it . was pleasing to reflect that tbey not eniy received that , eternal reward , but that their names would be revered , and had in
everlasting remembrance , by every friend of freedom , for the principles which , whilst living , they had advo cated . But whilst contemplating the deeds of their friends departed , the grand lesson which they bad to learn was to imitate their example , in diffusing the same principles of justice , and in endeavouring to carry them into effect He would tell them that the men of Hull would do their duty , come what might , and whatever might take place , and would never rest till tyranny was banished from the face of the earth . ( Applause . ) '
Mr . H then row to render mp his office as chairman ; - The time had arrived whe » tired men should seek , in scanty repose , to regain that strength and refreshment which was necessary for the toil that was imposed upon them in so inordinate a degree ; asd he , therefore , pronounced the business ot the meeting to be concluded . A vote of thanks was then proposed to the chairman for his able and efficient services , which was carried unanimously with three cheers . Three cheers were then given for the ladles who had attended on the occasion ; three fer Mr . O'Connor , and three for Frost , WilHams , and Jones , and for those imprisoned for political offences .
After the meeting , the delegates and committee re-assembled in the committee room of the Saloon , jfo receive the report of Mr . Collins , who again , accompanied by hia two friends , bad gone from the Soiree to receive the answer of the "foxes . " They reported that they bad met there the Chairman , Socreary , Messrs . Hume , Roebuck , and others ; and
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