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TO TEEE IMPERIAL CHARTISTS.
Mr dbab Fbibios , —I was so busily engaged during the two first days of last week , that I could not find time to say a word to you . Bat , as jou of the North hare had little mow than mere newspaper accounts of the number of our Mends and the length of our cause in the Weal , it is now my pleasing duty io inform you how we stand in the two large cities of Bath and Briftol / and in the smaller towns in that district .
"" When I arrired in Bath , I expected to find a landfill of piebald half and half Chartists j and which considering the character of the pbiee , would' even bare been a rarity . To- my astonishment , however , I found myself in a Tery large assembly room , which was crowded to suffocation 5 and , judging from the enthusiasm -with which my address was received , I conclude that the spirit of democracy is Tery high in this aristocratic city . Nothing gnes me half so mash pleasure asannouneing to the soldiers the virtues of their generals j and for this state of things in Bath stb are inainly indebted to
lhat ezsellentsnd enthusiastic leader , Mr . Henry Tmceat , who , by Ms demeanour and consiatency bag"confirmed the zealous 1 and disarmed the timid He isreaUy a rery great acquisition to our cause . I was rery sorry to find that our friends bad thought it necessary to engage a carnage and four horses , merely to convey me fronr the railway station to the place of meeting ; with that exception all passed off well . I was presented with two very complimentary addresses , one from the female '
Charfcists , and another from the Chartists generally . I have knocked the land , I think , firmly into their iesds ; and although I hare had many letters of anxious inquiry respecting the proceedings of the < 3 i&rtists and the League in Bath , yet I feel assured that no town is more impregnable . > -l took my notion of the proceedings of the Bath Xeagner meeting from Mr . Vincent , Mr . -W . E . " Roberts , and Mr . Twite , tbres as good Chartists as ever breathed ; and , from their report , I felt myself justified in looking upon the result « & Chartist triumph .
from Bath I proceeded , on Tuesday morning , to Bristol , in company wuh Vincent . We breakfasted with Mrs . Frost and her sweet family ; and , as it TO 5 the first time I bad bad the honour of knowing any member of Mr . Frost ' s family personally , I felt a great anxiety about tlie introduction ; and , in truth , my fullest anticipations were more than realised . I bare never met with a more amiable family in the whole course of my life . It consists of Mrs . Frost , three of thetnost 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 ; nay , on the bed of death . Yes , of thi 3 youth there is now no hope ;' and you trip have -witnessed the dt cease 0 a loved child « and who have fels some consolation in administering comfort in bis last moments—you who have been allowed the melancholy pleasure of the last embrace , and then followed jour child's remains
" Te that bonrnxrom 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 bis only son ^ ies in the cold grave , while the weeping , father must mourn bis loss in exiles and smother bis sorrow , iest he should become the mock of thieves . No wife to share bis 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 I Becacse hb WAS IO HAVE OPPOSE © LOBD JOHS HUSSELL AT STEom . I shall leave that part , of my subject there for the present , as I have no relish for Yorkshire Special Juries .
At twelve o'clock , we bad a very excellent meeting in the Social Institution ; Mr . Newman , an excellent Charw at and shopkeeper , in tie cbair . I epeke ; so did Mr . Roberts , one of the victims , a gentleman of independent fortune , and one of the most brave -and unflinching in our ranks . Tni 3 gentleman ba 3 a . bappy method ef iHnstratiugjhi 3 subject , so as to bring it familiarly within the comprehension of the poorest understanding . He works bard in the csase , and all a& ^ us own expence ; be has so interest whatever personally in our principles ; he has no individual purpose to serve ; be is qaite
independent , of every profession , and not in any business . This gentleman is very mueh beloved by all classes of society . Vincent spoke also , but was so exhausted from debility , that be was obliged to deprive us of much of the pleasure vraiad anticipated ; as far as be did go , bis 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 week , and at twelve o'clock , was very excellent . Another meeting was announced for the e vening . And hers I must express my unequivocal
disapprobation of the arrangements . The sum o f sixpence , and not one penny , a 3 stated in tbe Tindicalor , was charged for mere admission . Ixow , such aebarge I consider as unfair to the very class on whose especial-behalf 1 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 tbe proceeds . Both these notions are erroneous ; nothing so mucb pleases me as to see a room full of fustian jackets , presided over by one of themselves , and at fres admission when it can be accomplished . A £ . to pocketing the proceeds , I never have , I never will accept of 2 penny for my own services- I bope and trust , bowever , that the practice of making such charges
will be abandoned . We bad a very fine meeting , notwithstanding the high price of admission . Mr . Kewman was again in the chair . I bad two addresses presented" to me , one from tbe Youths' Associaties , tbe other from the veterans . They tell me that my speech did good to the esuse . Mr . Roberts agaia speke , and spoke well ; but Vincent was unfit for service , in consequence of Ms great exertion at tbe Corn Law meeting oa tbe previous day . Delegates , from twenty or thirty towns in England and Wales , waited upon nie in Bath and Brktol , all most pressingly anxicE 3 / e talte me back to their several localities , and from all of whom , I learned most flattering accounts of their districts .
I have now laid before yon the state of those two important cities , and shall merely say , that I was ttuch asiociehed in witnessing their state of forwardness . The signatures to-the" Gbeat National " from those localities , will more than anything else « mviace you of Mr . Vincent ' s usefu ] nes 3 . Two or three very well intcntioned friends have Wrirten to me , asking tbe good of petitioning ; and as it is likely to become a general question , I shall kere answer it , Tbe following , then , is the result which I anticipate from a -petition agned by . 4 . 000 , 000 . The portion of the press
wlnea honourable Members and the factions read : & > most cautiously abstain from every , tbe slightest ; Bseation of our meetings or proceedings . In fact , ^ eept in the manufacturing districts , the upper and aiddle classes of society mast suppose that Chartiaa is tick in reality dead . There is no channel , $ &n , through whieh we can find cur ¦ tray to these *^ es except through the press , and there is no a » de of getting at their press except through tbe House of Commons ; and , believe me , that every Bieasure mast be carried out of the House before U is even calmly discussed in tbe House . In tbi 3 Position , then , if we bad no petition , tbe Whigs would range themselves as our opposition , under
toe banner of Lord John Russell , and would treat &s to another farce of liberality , -which would Jaerely mean opposition to Toryism . But when tbe House finds sucb a back as 4 , 000 , 000 outside , the character of tbe opposition will be moulded accord" £ ' *» and bidding will be brisk and high for bur sopport . You may rely upon tbis , that tbe press will not report any proceedings connected * ift Chartism or tbe people , save tboEe wbicb trans-* fre thronga the House of Commons ; and that the fret of a petition signed' by 4 , 000 , 000 will come like * thunder-clap upon nineteen in every twenty of the *? per classes of society . Sucb I consider a good , Pob ' tic , and sufficient reason for petitioning the Boose of Commons .
I am very , very far from well ; in fact , I bare &oe too maeh , and too suddenly , sines my release fr « w York Castle , and , therefore , unless there exists
a desire to " "' get ridefFeargus ? my friends will not press me beyond my strength . I sbaU be in Glasgow , on Monday next , I trust ; and on Tuesday , I shall address a meeting on behalf of the .. haod loom weavers . I shall -represent my constituents honestly in tbe Scottish Convention , and in compliance with tbe injunction of a portion of them , the words moral and physical force shall not once escape my lips . I shall 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 Wbig tyrants , that persecution but wets the freeman's mind for liberty , and steels bis heart against oppression . Every hand should now be to tbe petition ; not a moment should be lost Goodmen should be elected
to serve upou the Convention , and with a united and determined move we must pushibrward . We have bean a long time waiting . for tbiB Charter , and yet ara the" spiritB of the people unbroken ; but my health and constitution wonld not stand many more sucb . campaigns , therefore I have a personal interest in our speedy success . However , onward we must go j backward we won ' t go . In conclusion allow me to tender my most cordial
thanks to the Delegates of Soutb Lancashire , for their able address in last week ' s Star ; such manifestoes , coming from tbe people themselves , delights my heart , and convince me that sacb a people-are worth struggling for , and more than repay me for all myexertion 3 . No , no ; we will not go back a single hair's bread th . , I am , my d ^ ar Friends , Your devoted Friend , Feargus O'Connob .
COL . THOMPSON AND TH 3 CHARTISTS . At tbe request of the gentleman to whom it was addressed , we bave great pleasure in giving tbe following-letter from Col . Thompson , in explanation of some circumstances connected with bis last visit to Liverpool ^ nerely assuring the wortiy arid gallant Col . that no mistake could be greater than that wbicb he seems to have made , in supposing it to be the wish or purpose of the Northern Star to injure him or any one , or to state facts otherwise than fa strict accordance with the truth . We gave the report of bis visit-to Liverpool just as we received it . In reference to the Leeds m «^ ting , we have the authority of many—veiy many—of those who were at the meeting , for saying that our statement of the relative numbers , of which he complains as exaggerated , was greatly below ihe mark . Blackheath , 15 th Di * 1841 .
DEAB . Sia , —I lose no time in replying to your letter of tbe 12 th . I had not seen the Northern Star of tlie 11 th , but -bave procured it in consequence 0 / your letter . ¦ . ¦ . ¦ It is always difficult to say how much of a report may be wrong from malice , and how much from mistake or prejudice ; but there are bounds by and which it ia . impossible for this consideration to prevent resistance . On occasion of the lecture , at Liverpool , which is the subject of ihe report in the Northern Star ef the
11 th December , the Chartist deputation were not successful in explaining what their object was , or that they had any distinct object at all , by puttiDg themselves forward in a way that would have been thought very gratuitous if I had purposed to do the lite towards a lecturer upon the Charter . It the object was to ask me what I was going te say at the lecture , ¦ why ceald they not wait ? or was the ir . timation intenGed to be conveyed to me , that it depaaded on my 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 263 . 8 d . a-week ; and , in 18 * 0 , 5 s . 6 d ., " I told him that he had concealed one part of the case , which was , that the parties so reduced were hand-loom weafeis ; and it was as unwarrantable to take the -wages of this f alling and suffering trade for an example , as it would have been to instance the wig-makera , wh * n they were thrown oat of employment by the pnblic 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 haud-loom weavers were badly iff , " and of its " being received with the marked indignation of ihe meeting , " is entirely without foundation in fact .
To the objection , on toe ground that printers were out of work 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 a diminution . From which a fM * inference was , that the subsequent diminution of employment was tbe coaseqnence at the general depression of the industry of the country , and not of the Hiacninjry , which had , in fact , produced an increase . And thia the Northern Star haa likewise omitted to insert .
On the objtctioa that " we possess a power of machinery equal to 600 , 000 , 600 of hands , and the whole werld haa feut 80 u . . OCO . I can only express my regret at seeing an ejection palmed np ^ n the ¦ working classes , so discreditable to the understandings ef those who advance it What connexion is there between the number of hand " s-powar , which would be necessary to prodnca the same effect , and the williDgness of other men . to receive tbe goods in exchange ? If machinery could offtr , for Is . a yard , of lace ot cloth , that wonld take a million of hands to make it without , would you , on that account m ^ ke any objection to buying the goods if you wanted them 1
On the next objection , (> that there are 76 , 000 , 000 ot acres of land in this country , of which only 26 , 000 , 000 were brought into cultiTation , " I replied that 1 8 upposed the reason was that they could not be brought int 9 cultivation without going to more expence than tbe Taine of what was got out of them . Bnt if this was not so it , would Eiake no reason why we should be robbed in our bread till the thing was a . tered . That I " denounced the Chartists for their interference , after being inTited by the Chairman to ask questions , " is utterly unfounded and untrue . On the contrary , r regretted much thit 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 my side .
That I " denounced the Chartist leaders in a mass , and charged them with dtsigns of throwing the country into anarchy and revolution , " has u » further foundation than that -when the question "was forced on me , I gave my honc&t opinion on the tendency of the plans pursued 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 effect . I have never disguised my opinion , when ' asked , that if an enemy liad b&en applied to for a" way to render progress with the Charter impossible , he would have prescribed ; the course which has been recommended and pursued .
That I declared " I had withdrawn myself from them for ever , " is perfectly unfounded ia fact , though the assertion may raise the question whether it is not high . tisie I should . __ And that 1 said " I regretted ha-ying assisted in drawing up the Charter , " is a simple nnautb , invented possibly by somebody who feels unnoyed that after having assisted in drawing up the Charter , I did not become the dupe of those who were in substance , if not in design , its enemies . Lastly , " that , during tbia delivery , the speaker was assailed with hostile cries from all parts of the bouse , " is what I am bound to stamp as a misrepresentation by all the obligations which bind a man not to be a party to 3 wilful fraud upon the public . truth is , the 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 the pit . where they could make tbe most of their strength in concert .
I .-feel stronily ditposed to consider the contents of this report as in many 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 lVseds ( at which I was present ) where the majority of tbe Chartists was tbe smallest it was easy to decide upon , they were " as four to one ; " and at Manchester " they were ten to » na" I speak on tbe authority ef the Perth Chronicle , when the the truth was there were at the highest estimate 200 , of 400 » , or one in twenty . A commercM traveller 2 met by accident , in Wales , a&sared ma there -was , in hi * opinion , not more than sixty-nine .
From these circumsUscs , tbe Northern Star lies under strong suspicion of endeavouring to mislead by direct falsification of facts . I hare too good an opinion of the working classes to suppose they will either join in , or submit to , an operation of this description , and there will be no man mere willing than myself to commence and follow up this resistance . You very-properiy intimate that jou shall make a public use of my reply , an £ I shall feel much gratified if you on cause my letter to be published in any of yeur newspapers . I remain , dear Sir , - " ¦ . Toon sincerely , = T . Peeboket Thompson . Mr . P . Anderson , 21 , Lothian-street , Edinburgh .
DUBLIN- . Irish Universal Sdppbagb Assocutioj * . —In our last we gave a brief rapoi t , including the resolution of Air . O'Higgins , relative to Mr . Shannon Crawford ' s Landlord and Tenant Bill . By request we now jpya tbe speech delivered by Mr . O'HiRgina on' the occasion . . Mr . O * JHiggins rose and said it was more than tyro months since he gave notice of * motion relative * o Mr . Sharman Crawfojcd ' a Landlord and Tenant Bill . He would have brought it forward mueh sooner , but for the interruptions which aome misguided persons had given to tbfcir proceedings . ; .. be trusted , however , that . the meeting would see the advantages wbicb the coaiitry would derive by adopting the resolution and acting upon it . The chief object of Mr . Crawford ' s Landlord and Tenant Bill is to prevent the landlords . of Ireland from taking the bouses and land fjom their tenantry capriciously , and turning them adrift upon tbe world wholly regardless of their fate . It generally happens in those cases that . either tbe ejected tenants or their fathers , built the houses at their own expence , and reclaimed most of the land , of which they have been thus wantonly and cruelly deprived by their heariles 3 landlords without any compensation . In manj 1 cases tbe farms , from whence the Aborigines , were driven , bavo been given to strangers ana reduced rents ,- the consequence of which , very frequently , has been , that those who are turned out of the laud of their forefathers , land wbicb they very
naturally iookod upon as tbeir own , iu consequence of the labour which 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 tbe real aggressors . Ii is to put an end to this state of things that Mr . Crawford has introduced bis Landlord aad Tenant Bill .. The great majority of the Irish . ' audlord . * endeavour to make it appear that they have an absolute right in ihe land ; in fact , they look upon it as their own , and that they have a right to do what thsy 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 ; ; br instance , if one of the greatest
of them burned his house , which is surely as icuch his own as bis estate , he "would be banged for so doing ; although they burn the houses of their ejected tenantry , uiider the pretence of clearing their estates and consolidating farms , but for the real purpose of depopulating tbe country , and making aliens , and , in all probability , enemies of tho Bubjec-8 of their Sovereign . Should Mr . Crawford ' s Bill become lavr , it will have the effeot of keeping the able-bodied labourer at home , to protect and support his aged parents , and fight the battles of his Sovereign ia the event of a . war ; whereas , on the other band , if the landlords are permitted to pursue their present flagitious career—a career aliKo injurious to tho best interests of tbe country , as well
as tbeit own , of expatriating tbe able-bodied labourers , for anno el&d will em i grate , the aged and infirm must necessarily become a burthen to those who remain , aud the only coutingeucy upon wbicb the landlords can reiy , is that the aged and the innrm wili live but a short time upon the meagre diet and bard treatment imha Union workhouse . ( Hear , hear . ) It is upon this contingency , 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 expositioBS of our chostn teachers , forget that it is written ia tlie . 5 ;! a chapter of Isaiah and verse 8 th . — " WY = 6 to you that join house to house and lay field to fk-ld , evea to the end of tho place : shall you alone
dwell m tbe midj-t of the earth ? ' Is it not surprising 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 denunciatioul They neither care nor enquire what becomes of tbe thousands of huaiaii being whom they drire out upon the wide world without home or shelter . I 11 a report of a Select Committee of the Hoase of Commons , dated July 16 , 1830 , it is stated that— " It would be impossible 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 wbicb they have propagated intlxe towns wherein they bare settled ; &o thai nos only they who have been ejected have been rendered miserable , but they
havecarned with them aud propagated that misery . " M They have increased the stock of labour ; they bave rendered the habitations of those who received them more crowded ; tbey hive given occasion to the dissemiimion of disease ; they have been obliged to resort to thef ; and all manner of vice and iniquity to procure subsistence ; but what is , perhaps , tbe most painful of all , a vast number of them bave perished of want ! " Every Member of Parliament haa . ai copy of the report , from which this extract is taken ; and ig 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 wiose ouly crime was their devoted adherence to him and 10 his empty , deceitful professions of patriotism ; to him whose patriotism consists in aidii'g- tho landlords to clear their e&tatas 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 land . And it ia not a little singular that many vessels with Jnsh emigrants hare met a similar fate , and all near tbe same place ! But their dying groans were far from the ears of their persecutors , or from bis who recommended their expatriation , and who would not
shed one drop of human blood for any earthly consideration ! but who feels no compunction for the Ion of the thousands who have perished ef want throngfa his means . But djing of want , either here or in the snows of Canada , or perisiiDg in the ocean , U not shedding blood , forsooth ! O , base hypocrite 1 History will do your memory justice . "Your evidence before tbe Committee of the House of Lords , upon the eubjeot of the forty-shilling freeholders , and the Irisn Catholic clergy , is upon record . ( Hear , bear . ) It is truly painlul to be obliged to speak ihus of a man wh ^ m so many of bi » conSdiDg countrymen still trust , but not one of whom , nor even 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 for the benefit of the country which were introduced by others . Mr . Cmrtfotd lost his seat for Dundalk , 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 tithes isto a rent-charge , which increased the amount , of tithes to a very considerable extent , and converted tbe landlords of Ireland into tithe proctors , for the benefit of the Church by law established . It was because he ( Mr . O ' rJiggins ) knew these things , and frequently mentioned them , that he had been held up as ihe enemy of Mr . O'Conneil . ( Hear , hear . ) He was not Mr . O'Connell's
enemy , nor ever was ; but no language could give even an idea of the depth of his abhorrence of tbe 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 tbe heart of .-Mr . O'Counell , and direct him to interpose all bis talent , aud all his power , in favour of his poor , destitute , aud plundered countrymen , and to give up once and for ever the support of , and paiiiation 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 tbe people of that country —to obtain good laws for the protection of the
people from tyrants and oppressors—and sot ia flowery harangues about , flowing rivers , spacious harbours , ferule valleys , green hills , and watercourses equal to the turning of all the machinery in the world . It is not patriotism to speculate 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 poll down price 9 , 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 the beauties of his country , the fertility of her soil , the virtues , courage ,, and patriotism of her children , tbe cruelty of their enemies , the Saxon and the stranger , the oppressor , exterminator , and the tyrant ; while be joins those self-same exterminators in getting a charter for a Land Company in Canada , to which his virtuous countrymen are driven to die quietly . This is that species of patriotism which he ( Mr . O'Higgins ) abborred from the very bottom of his souL The curses deep , loud , and long of those miserable , betrayed , and deluded exiles , are manifesting themselves in various ways" Already the curse is upon them , For strangers their houses profane ; They came to divide , to dishonour , And ty rants they Ions aball remain . "
In conclusion , ha ( Mr . O'Higgins ) could sayj with great justice , that Mr . Crawford , in bringing forward his Landlord and Tenant Bill , was influenced solely and entirely by the purest feelings of philanthropy and patriotism—by that desire which every ; traly good man felt within himself to promote the real welfare of his country , by the adoption of the most efficient means to protect , foster , and encourage those who have ever beeabeld as the wealth of a nation , the working ; classes . Thia bill , if passed iutb a law , will do more to tranquillize Ireland thaa any other measure which has been 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 lives of landlords themselves , and will render bolts , bars , and barriicadoed wiudowa no ^ 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 God , to deprive any man of the fruits of his labour without remuneration ; and , inasmuoli as it iatbef Common and uniform -practice of the ' majority of Irish landlords to turn outgreat number a of their tenantry under ? theipretencO ' ' of clearing their estates of a " superabujiduntpopolation" without any remuneration whatever , either forthe bouses they bad built , or . ' . thefond they reolaimed , and upon which they had expended their capital and their labour ; the poverty , destitution
and crime incidental to such astate of society should be justly and reasonably 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 fruitfnteouree of poverty and crime will be by makr ing Mr . Crawford ' s Landlord and Tenant Bill , the law of the land we , therefore , emphatically call upos the people of Irelapd' andV upon " our British brethren , as they value and desire the peace , happir nees , and prosperity of Ireland , to petition Parliament in favour of this BilL The motion was seconded by Mr . Henry' Clark , and after the meet ? ing had been addresssed by EeVeral other gentJemen , was unanimously agreed to . ;
STIRMNG . —Mr . Curtis , of Ohio , was announced to lecture in the Court House here , on the 24 th inst On his being introduced ,, Mr . Win ^ $ witb , a Charfclit , proposed a resolution to the effect , That the meeting was convinced that all monopolies were injurious , aud that they were ready to discuss , with Mr . Curtis , the adoption of the bett mode for their removal . '' Mr . C . declined discussion on the ground that it was childish , but agreed to answer any questions connected with bis lecture at its close . He went ' , through bis lecture , and some squabbling took place , and Mr . C refused to answer any questions . Mr . Abram Duncan , on the following evening , aV a meeting in the Corn Exchange , fully exposed Mr . Curtis ' s contradictions , aud showed the utter inapplicability of his : principles to thia country under its . present circumstances . '
GLASGOW . —The following te solution has been adopted by the Chartists of this place , after a warm discussion , at tw © public meetings , beli on the 20 th and 27 tb of December , It was : moved by Mr . Colquhoun , and seconded by Mr . Ross : — " That this meek ing is of opinion , that the course hitherto pursued by the Chartists , in attending public , meetings called to consider questions affecting the interests of the community generally , was highly proper , and osght to be persevered in , and that this meeting instruct our delegates to move or support a motion in the Dalegatei Meeting , recommending the people to urge the Charter at all public meetings called to consider national questions . " . : ¦ ' ' ; : ' ' [¦ -K- ¦ • . ' - : ' - ¦ " , ' . p . ; . ''
: tEWES . —County of Sussex .- —A county meeting wai held on Tuesday , Dec . 21 st , at tho County Hall , Lewes , for the purpose of congratulating her Majesty oa the birth of a prince . The meetia ^ wii 3 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 necetsary business , except three of the reporters for the local journals . This was continued till half-past twelve , when about sixty or seventy persons being in . 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 Susses . Messrs . Charles Bxoofcer , Woodward ,
Allen , Morling , Ellis , and Lawless were in attend- ' ance from Brighton . An amendment to the proposed address was moved by Mr . Woodward , and seconded by Mr . Allen , to the effeotv ' "" That while they congratulated her Majesty ou the birth of a priuce , 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 ja the People ' s Charter a Cabinet measure , aud that she would extend her royal mercy to John Frost , Zephaniah , Williams , and William Joues , aud recal them to their homes and families . " Messrs . Woodward aud Alien made some very cutting remarks to tho " honourable" and " right hoaourabie" gentlemen , who
could not relish , the language of these two gentlemen even tho High Sheriff wriggled and twisted in his chair to that degree that at last ho lost all command over himself ; and after the Chartist amendmeat 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 bis able and impartial conduct in the chair . Had the meeting been called with more publicity , a Chartist address would have been carried ; in fact , it was a regular hole-and-corner 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 Metara 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 should be moved , though it was well known that there was no chance of its being carried ; but for the sake of the principles we advocate it was determined to visit Lewes . The 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 , bad 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 would have been a truly Chartist address .
BaiGSTCON . —The following has been received from Capt . Pechell . M . P ., in answer to a request that he would present to her Majesty tho memorial agreed to on Monday evening , Dec . 20 th , in favour of Frost , Williams , and Jones : — " Dec . 24 th / 1841 . ' Sib , —I am favoured with your letter and its enclosure . I have always considered it my duty to attend to the wishes of . ' my ' constituents- in regard to tho presentation of petitions and memorials , and I will ascertain the proper course to be taken fur laying before her Majesty the memorial which was agreed to on Monday evening last . " 1 am , Sir , " Your very obeddent servant , "Geo . R . Pechell . " » To Mr . N . Morling , Brighton . "
8 TOCHPORT , —Mr . John Campbell , secretary to the Executive Council , delivered a highly edifying and instructive lecture here , oa Wednesday week . The result of which was that a great many new members were enrolled . ! LEEDS . —On Christmas Day a tea party and concert took place in the association room ; eighty ^ seyen sat down to tea , aad 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 sung several airs in capital style ; several gentlemen sung popular airs , and gave stirring recitations . We must not , forget to particularise one song which Mr . Dudson sung , named " William Tell -. ; " the effect which this made was trulv astonishing ; it came like an electrio shook . Mr . Dudson
has become quite master of it ; great praise is due to Mr . Butler and his friends , ior the very active part they took during the evening , atd performing at the close the last act of John Frost . Mr . Fraaer was the chairman of the eveniDg ; he delivered bis maiden speech , whioh told well upon the audience ; he will prove of great value to the Chartists in Leeds . Several sentiments were given . Messrs . Wesflake , Brook , Roberts , Dixon , and Smith , were the principal speakers . The getting up of the tea reflected great credit upon the managing committee everything was conducted in a quiet aid orderly manner . The committee , upon striking a .: balance , had left fox the " Press Fund , " nearly £ 2 . Let the Chartists in other towns go and do likewise , and then the press will soon be established . '
O'BaiEw's Pbess Fund . —The following Bums havo been received by the Committee at Leeds : — ' ¦ ¦ : - " ^" - : ' . ¦/' : .. : ¦ ¦ ' .- ' ¦ -:- . - ' : ' ¦ ¦ - ¦ ' ¦ ;¦ : ' ¦; . & b . & . From Newport , Isle ofWigbt , per James Cantell ..... ~ . i ......... 5 0 6 « James Hensb ? Aw , Leeds ...... 0 1 0 .:. *» ' a Friend ....................... ; .. 0 1 0 *• the tea parVy ^ held in Leeds on Christmas Day ......... 118 1 . * DaaielRrindley , Leeda > ..... 0 0 S
O-T Mowda ^ Ev ^ ifiifG , the following persons were nominated as fit and proper persons to eit in the next Convention for the county of York '' s—James Brontcrre O'Brien ; James Penny , of Mill Bridge ; and Mr . Ottley , of Sheffield . —At ihe Council meeting , held -on Sunday last , the following resolutions were passed : — " That the Chartists of Leeds : no longer consider Mir . Andrew ; Gardner a member of their Association . " "That the foregoing resolution be sent to tbe Siar for insertiop . " . ; : ¦ Lectdrb . —On Sunday evening last . Mr . Fraser
delivered a lecture in the ^ Chartist Association Room , Fish Market , Shambles , on the distress whicii oxists in the country at the present time , and sh&vrad thai the only effectual remedy for that distress was the adoption of the People's Charter . He contended in a masterly manner that ; the repeal of tho Corn Laws would do no good whatever , without it wns accompanied by some greater and more effectual measure , such , as the People ' s Charter , and sat # 0 WA ; much , applauded . Tbo lecture was well attended . ' ' ¦ .. ¦ .-. .. " -. ' : ' : : : . .. - '¦ . '¦ ¦
HONXiEV . —The following delegates mot on the 26 th . » lt ^ for the purpose of making arrangements in the various , townships , to forward ihe cause of Chartism in their own immediate neighbourhood , or districts where , they reside , in order , to propagate the real principlea 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 or property : —Christopher Wood f Chairoian ; Huddersfiold , Joba Clapbana ; Almondbury , John
Moss ; Lepton , Jonathan Senior ^ Shelley , Hugh Green ; Stocks Moor , James Stephenson ';¦ Holmfirth , John Little wood . ; Melcham , Thomas Hirst ; Slaithwaite , James .-. '" Garside 1 Honley , Bramhall Dyson . It was determined that : & missionary should be appointed to go lecture round the Huddersfield district , or the whole of the Poor . Law Uuion , comprising the various towns and villages in . the above route .-also that 4 d . permeaiber : besubscribed iu the course of one month , in order to pay a missionary for such services . The meeting adjourned to the 9 th of January , 1842 , to meet at Hooley at ten o ' clock in theiorenbOri .
OLDHAM -On Sunday evening last , Mr . Clark , of Stockport , lectured bore to a crowded and very atteBtive audience . The argumentative and humorous' manner in which he treated his subject drew many "plaudits from tbe assembly . ' > .. " .... ;_ . DEWSBUBV . —On Sunday evening last , J » tr . O'Brien iebtured in the Pavilion ia this to wa to a largo audience . Mr . O'Brien gave a very effective address . : ' : ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦¦[ - . : ¦ ¦ -... ; : . ' - ¦ ¦ . ' ¦¦ : . ¦ / ' -.- •¦ .. . ^¦ ¦ '¦ v - '" - ' ' - ' . Ok Monday Evening a : grand tea-party > soiree ; concertj . and ball took place , when Mr . John Campbell , the Secretary of the Executive Council , was present , and . delivered a very able address , A goodly number took tea , after which dancing commenced , and it was kept up until a late hour with great spirit .:- : ' . .. ¦ ,-- . ¦ - '¦ : ¦ ¦ . ' . '¦ . ; .. ¦ ' ¦ : ' ¦ ¦ ¦ ,, ¦ , - ' ... ' ' ¦' ¦ ' > . ;¦¦
HUDD 33 RSFIBLD . —On Saturday last , our Philosophical Hall was pretty well filled to hear Mr . B . O'Brien . He , was most entliusiastically received , and listened to throughout with the greatest attention . There were ' . 'individuals of all classes present , throughout tho whole of his lecture , which lasted ibr nearly threebburs . ; ; WSANCHESTER .. —On Sunday evening , the Chartist Room , Kedftrn-jtreet , was densely filled , to hear : Mr . Cartledg ©; lecture , who gave universal satisfaction . On the same evening , Mr . Bailey lectured in Vaa Browri ^ atreet 100 m . The siguing of the Petition is going on gloriously . The middle classes , in thousands of cases , have declared that nothing short of a complete organic change will prove a cure for the accumulated evils of the state .
CAOTBHIDGE . —Tke flag of Chartism haa been unfurled in this prie ^ irridden place . Sleetings have been held , a number of members incorporated in the National Charter Association , the National Petition has been adopted , and is being circulated ; signatures are being attached , and all ia going on well . BOOSEN IiANE . —Oa Monday evening , Mr . James Leach , of Manchester , lectured here to u numerous and fttteuUve audience , and gave nniversal satiafaction . A vote of thanks was tendered him for his kind | volnntaty , arid / ableiservics * WIMTCHCQlMtBE , —Mr . MHsom gave a lecture on Sunday laat to a numerous and respectable company of the bUstered hands at Aldoaton . He was listened to with the greatest attention . OK Monday night , at a village calleU Guyllngs , Mr . Milsoni lectured to an attentive audience of from four to five hundred of the hardy sons of toil
STAFFORD . —A tea patty and ball took place here on Monday last , for the benefit of the cause . Upwards of one hundred and thirty sat down to a most excellent tea , and tke arrangements were of the best description . After tea , singing , dancing , &c , were carried on until a late hour . . HEVWOOD , —A Chartist tea party and soiree were held here on Chriatmw Day , for which tho demand for tickets was eo great , the committee were obliged to re-issue those given in , and after all , Sent scores sway , not being able to accommodate them with room , many offering double price for admission to the room aftsr tealiad been cleared away . The room was most tastefully decorated with evergreens and portraits of the patriots , in elegant frames ; such a stt-out has notbefore
been witnessed , and this , notwithstanding there were ether Ua parties in the town on the samo night . Mr . Bell . of Salford , and Mr . Tiliman , of MancUeater , were nvited and 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 cbrnpany at three sittings , the tables were cleared . Wr . Bell was calied on to respond to the toast "The People , ' ? which was done in first style . Mr . Sell resumed bis seat , amidst the plaudits of the assembled friends of liberty . The 1 Chairman tken called on Mr . Tillnian to respond to tho toast , " The speedy restoration of ihe exiied patriots , Frost ,
Williams , and Jones . " Mir . Tillmau having mounted 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 ho all at once turned from the soft and feeling strain , and burst forth with an inspiring eloquence , which seemed to nJJ tbe minds of hisaudienco with an oncoutrpllablo impulse of burning revenge . A memorial for the restoration of the exiles was adopted , and the Chairman having given notice tliat Mr . Tillnian would deliver an addreBs in the same place the next moruing , the company had recourse to singing , dancing 1 , and music , till aalf-past eleven o ' clock , when all retired ; highly delighted with the pleasureB they bad so well enjoyed .
BRADFOBP . —Mr . O'Brien delivered two lectures here on the- evenidgs of Wednesday and Thursday week , te crowded audiences . On the former evening , an address to her Majesty , on behalf of Frost , Williams , and Jones , wias adopted . XONGrTON ( STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERIES . )—The tide of public opinion is ia favour of us . This wast be cheering to our friend Mr . Bairstow , to think that we have / succeeded in unfurling the banner of freedom Ilere . We are doing well , all is alive in the good cause ^ the working men flock to our meetings , and enrol themselves in the good cause of freedom . The name of Char tism was abhorred , but how it is admired . Should we progress the same the next two months as we have the last , we shall be the strong hold for 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 Oldham for their attendance , which we hope they will continue . We have had
Candy , from rVolverhauiptan , lecturing here , with good effect . At one of bur meetings the following resolution passed nnaaimously : — ' ¦ That this meeting treata with contempt tho charge brought against Dr . il'Douall , and that we the Coattists « £ Longton individualiy and collectively place the utmost confidence in Dr . M'Duuall and the Esecutive Council , and that we pledge ourselves to support them by every means in onr power . " We have adopted the National Petition and got sheets for 5 , 0 ft © signatures . A memorial in behalt of the patriots , Frost , Williams , and Jozies has been adopted , similar to the one at HulL Oar meetings ara on every Tuesday and Friday nights at seven o ' clcxi , in the School-i ^> omVauxhall-8 treet On Monday night , December the 27 th , we had a social tea frty in the above room , Mr . French , from Newcastle ^ in the chair , when singing and recitations were tha order of the jiight . The party broke ^ np ( at a lal » bout , weil satisfied with their evening ' s amusement .
BACWP . —The Chartists here LeW two public meetings onChristmaa Day , one at two o ' clock in the afternoon , when Mr . Mooney , from Colne , addressed tbe meeting on the Com Laws to the » atisf action of all pteaent , Tb « meeting then adioaroed till six . o ' clock , when the people again assembled . Mr . Tagg addressed the meeting in his usual manner . : : KOTTIMGHAM . —On Monday evening , the Chartists held their weakly meeting at the Democratic chapel , when tha businesa of the association was transacted . Mr . Cropper and Mr . Soutet were appointed to repiesent the Cbartista of this district , at the county delegate meeting on Sunday . Mr . J . Sweet and Mr . Charles Cosies were also appointed delegates to the trades delegates meeting to be held on Tuesday eveniDg at eight o'cAotlc , at the Butcbeta Arms , New « a 8 Ue tttett . ' ¦'¦" ¦ . ' ¦' - '¦ "¦ : ' ¦ " ¦ - ¦ : '¦' ¦ ¦ ' ;• ' ¦¦•' . ' . ' ' ' ¦¦ '¦¦' ¦ :
' . ¦ : ¦¦' : ¦ ¦ : ^ : \\ : : ¦ ' : ' '> y ^^ £ 'S f > 4 ? CoNVENTfoN . r-At present four candidates stand fbV ^^^ the district of Nottiagham , Lsiceater , Derby , Lincoln , >* , and Rutland , to serve as members of the fprthcomlM ^ ^' - convention ; it is therefore requested that sub-secrataries U > the associattonof every place within the above mentioned towns , ; as ; well as all others : in tba said counties , wilt transmit ^ on or before the 9 tn jannaryy a faithful return of the number of members living taken up cards , and ! who have paid up their weekly contributions . TTnlesa this be Btrictly complied witb , they are not qualified to ballot . AH letters , pre-ppid , must be addressed to Mr . W . Eusaeli , General Secretary of convention fond for the district
Caelton . —On Monday evening lesfc , the Chartists of Catlton held their weekly meeting . Mr . W . Kussell , of Nottingbara , was appointed chairmap , who , after l > rief address , introduced M * JW ? ' Vr Ttyloi i / 9 itk meeting , who ^ d « ires 3 ed them in bis usual style of argunuuitative oratory . . ! . ¦ ; : ' :,: ' . '¦ : ¦ . ¦/ ¦ /¦ \<\ ' ¦ C'sihe same evening , a party of male and female e&ai tista partook of amost excellent supper provided at th >* house of Mr . and Mrs . jaqoes , both starling ChartLHts , and a more rational conviyial meeting of ' working class . obuld never be held . The songs were ot a chaste character , and all breathing a pare spirit of freedem . The toasts were equally appropriately so > lectedp MtR Taylor and Mr . Bussell were each called upon repeatedly to respond . Seven m > w members paid . f « r cards , ai \ d enrolled their names .
HA 3 VHtt * . llS » IiTH . —A pubUe meeting has been held in a spacious building fitted up in the garden of the Black BuLV Hammersmith , to adopt the National Petition , and inemorializs her Majesty on behalf ot all political ofiendtra , Air . CdUingham was called to tha chair . Mr . Wheeler-read the National Petition , and moved its adoption , Mr . Stallwood seconded tha motion . The petition , ou being put by the chairtoaa , was carried unanimously . Mr . Ruffy Ridley moved the adoption of an address to her Majesty , that so * would be graciouely pleased to Ubamte the . convicts John Frost , Zephaalali Williams , and William Jones * now undergoing the sentence of transportation for lifn . Mr . Harris , Editor of the Chartist , Cifcitiar * said he > was deputed by Mr . Cleave to ; apologise for his
uonattenQauce , in consequence of the dangerous , illness of his daughter ; Mrs . Vincent . Mr . Aeiga seconded tne memorial in an excellent speech , and it was unanimously carried . Mr . Clowa , Secretary to the Aiiti ^ Cora Law Association , then delivered a number of qnostions , in writing , to the chairman , whicE were leplied to by Mt . Stallwoba , to thia entire satisfactiojx of ihe company . Mr .- Stallwood moved , and Mr . Dowling r Becpuded , " That tbe memorial be pr ^ senitad to her Majesty by . Sir Jamea Graham ; ? j ^ r . Dawlinc moved , and Mr . Dalibarseconded . a vote ' of ¦ thank ' s to Mr . Daly , for the kind : manner in which he had lent them the place of ; meeting for the present becasioi , carried with three cheers . The meeting then separated wftb the usual Chartist honours . —
Lambeth . —At . a meeting of the Chartists of this locality , on Tuei ^ y evening , the letter ot ilr . i * Pitkethly respecting Mrs . Frosty was read , and a subscription eriteied into immediately ; Two shillings an * nin epence was collected , and as verytow menibara were present , the subscription will be continued oa , next Tuesday night , when it is hoped the members wUl attend to subscrihe their mitas , also to nominate tha General Council ; - for the ensuing year . ,. ) . " , " CANT 3 BRBUia ] jr . —On Tnnrsday week , a lecture upon Chartism was delivered m the GuilUhall , in this city , by Dr . M'Douall .
DERBY . —On Suaday . evening , Mr . Harrissii , from Calverton , near Nottingham , preached a ^ seriiion in th « . Cuartist Aaso ciation Hoonii W iliow Ilow ., to . » numerous and attentive audience . On Monday tmniug u tea-party and bail was held in the same room , which was completely filled . After , partaking ¦ of a good tea , dancing , patriotic recitations , songs , and sentiments were kept up till an early hour in the mbrnkig . lrOV 7 ER WAaiEy— At the ' weekly meetipg of the Ciiairciisits , au animated dncussiou took place on the necessity of the whole Association supporting the Executive , by paying for all cards issued , and by Bending one penny per * month per memberj according to the plan of organisation . The following resolution ; was'unanimously adopted : — Thafc
we , the members of the National Charter Association , located in Lower VVarley , do now pay to the Executive the two months' suDserip ^ ipn due for twentyone members ; and that ; we enter into a voluntarj siibscriptiou to raise funds to enable the Executive to prosecute their labours ; and further , that wo repose the greatest confidence , in the Executive-for their past exertions . " The 3 s . Sd ., as two months * subscription , was paid ; and Gs . 6 d . as a voluntary cpntribution , was also raised , which sum of Mter . was ior warded to Mt . Campbell , per Mr . CulponV The Warley Chartists say that , a 3 there are 30 JHQ 9 members enrolled , if every twenty ^ ohe were voluatarily to contribute 6 s . 6 d :, it would amount to upwards of £ 500 ; and tbus enable the Executive to employ a score otgood and efficient lecturera .
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ED 1 NBVJB . GH . —Co-opekaxivb Store . —The memberB of ihe above Society , along with their wives and friends , beld a social meeting on Tuesday ^ Dec . 21 st , in the room attached to their Store , 95 , Nicholson-street . After tea bad been served , several excellent speeches were made by the President , and by teveral other gentlemen . Some excellent songs were also sung , and tbe evening was spent to the satisfaction of all present . IVIANCHESTEB ,. —TebtotalisM . —Mr . 6 riffi ' u delivered a lecture ( shewing the eifects . of drunkenness pd the community and the best way to remove it- ) in the large room , filakeley-Btreet , on Wednesday evening . A vote of thanks wasgiven him at thei conclusion for his services , and eight individuals came forward and signed the pledge .
UDEDS—Highway Robbery . —Late en Sunday night last , as Mr . James Whitley , blacksmith , of Otley , was xeturBing from Leeds to tbo latter plaice , when near SpeU ' laue , ha was attacked by two men , who used him in a-most cruel manner , and afterwards robbed him of . upwards of three pounds . He is dreadfully out in the lace and about the head . No clue has befcn obtained as yet of the perpetrators of this Bhameful affair . . ; Steaukq DmNKiSG GLias £ 3 . —On Tuesday , » miserable-looking wemah , named Alice Harding , was brought up at the CoartHouse , charged by pdlicemaa Hall , with having stolen 6 oiue drinking glasses , the property of Mr . Coxon , the Cross Keys , in Water Lane . ThQ facts being sworn to , the prisoner was committed .
Serious RoBBaRY . —On Tuesday week , a quantity of leather carding , value £ 20 , was stolen iron * the Parrot Inn , in Swinegate , where it had been , deposited by a carrier ironi Dewsbiiry , for Messrs . Taylor and Wordsworth . The property was missed , but no trace could be discovered of it , until Wednesday evening , when ; in csiisequeuce of several robberies having been committed on the new piece of road , leading from Holbeck to Wellington-bridge , Inspectoi- Child , and Policemen Hartley and Stubbs took a walk that way , and whilst passing along they observed three men comifig in an ¦ opposite
direction , one of whom carried' something m bis handsj which , at first sight , appeared to be a cheese j . these being all parties known to the police , the man . who carried the parcel wa 3 seized , and on iaspectins " the bundle it was found to be the carding which had been stolen from the Parrots He gave his name 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 brought before the magistrates on Monday last , when the property being properly identified ,-they were committed for trial . ;
Stealing a CeA % —Oa Tuesday , -tyro young men , named Edward Jackson and John Cooper , were brought before the magistrates , st the Court House , on a charge of having stolen ; a coat , the property © F Thomas Walton . Tho prosecutor resides at Stanningley , and | oB Tuesday , the 21 st , he was in Leeds , and left bis cart in the sireet , whilst he went into a shop ^ during which time one of the prisoners stole the coat from the cart shaft , which he handed bier to the other , who sold it for eightpeace , to T . Carroll ^ an old clothes dealer , in the EreeMarket . Both prisonera weie seen together when the coat was taken , and they were committed for trial .
Vagransv . —On Tuesday last , two men named Daniel Monroe aad John Smith , were committedjj the former for a month aria the latter for fourteen days , for havings by means of false representations of distress , obtained itaoney from various mdividaalB . B 23 J&DFORD--MEXHODisi New CoNNEXHMr . - ^ -The congregation of whom Messrs . Barker and Troiter are pastors , gave to the poor members who stood , in need of help , each a , stono of flour * ten pounds of oatmeal , a stone of potatoes , and a pa& of clogs , to those who would accept them , oa Friday last , which would . no doubt , be very acceptable
The MKMBKKS of the Bradford , Leeds , and Hudderbtield Amicable and Brotherly Society of Woolsorters ,, met at the house of Mr . John Blamiers , Packhttrse Inn , West-gate , Bradford , oa Friday last , to celebrate their second anniversary . Mr . VV * Mawson having been called on to preside , a vote of thanks was enthusiastically responded to in favour of the host and hostess , for tbo bountiful supply of the good cheer of ancient times ; after wbicb tha President opened tbe further proceedings of tba evening in a neat and luminous addreBs . iUuatrating the privilege and objects ef the iHstitution t
alike a protection to the employer and » secure refuge to tbe membtra in Bickness and commercial distresB . Tbe Secretary then read the annual report , Bbowiag a decided improvement in the funds a » d prospects of the society , when a feeiiag of zeal pervaded all present to extend the usefulness of the institution . The utmost harmony prevailed throughout , and the company was enlivened with appropriate toasts , songs , glee 8 , andrecitauons > and the members separated nopiug tQ witneaa many wtWiUnganjaiteiaariWi ^ ;
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