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Mr dkab Fbibsjs , —I w& 3 so busily engaged fining the two first days of last week , that I could jot find time to say a word to you . But , Z 3 jou of ge North iaye had little more than mere newspaper jeeoonte of the nniober of © nr friends and the strength of oar cause in the West , it is , now my pleasing daty to inform you how vre stand i& the two large cities of Bath aad Bristol , and in the waller towns in that district .
' When I arriyed in Bath , I expected to find a iindfd of piebald half and half Chartists ; and which considering the character of the place , would even fcjve been a rarity . To my astonishment , however , I found myself in a very large assembly reom , which ym crowded to suffocation ; and , judging from tie enthusiasm with which my address was received , I conclude that the spirit of democracy is very high in this aristocratic city . Nothing ores me half so much pleasure as announcing to the adders the virtues of their generals ; and for this « aje of things in Bath we are mainly indebted to
Quit excellent and enthusiastic leader , Mr . Henry Yincent , who , by his demeanour and consistency j ££ confirmed the zealous and disarmed the timid . Be is really a very great acquisition to our cause . I tras Tery sorry to find that out friends had thought ft necessary to engage a carriage and four horses , Ejerely to convey me from the railway station to $ ie place of meeting ; with that exception , all passed offwell . « I was presented with two Tery comp limentary addresses , one from the female
Charfists , and another from the Chartists generally . I Jure knocked the land , I think , firmly into their lads ; and although I haye had many letters of anxious inquiry respecting the proceedings of the Chartists and the League in Bath , yet I feel assured Jh&t no town is more impregnable . I took , my notion of the proceedings of the Bath League meeting from Mr . Vincent , Mr . W . P . RobertB , and Sir . fwite , tkree as good Chartista aa ever breathed ; and , from their report , 1 felt myself justified in looking upon the result as a Chartist triumph .
From Bath I proceeded , on Tuesday morning , to Bristol , in company with Vincent . Wo breakfasted jrith Mrs . Jjost and her sweet family ; and , as it ms the first time I had had the honour of knowing » j member of Mr . Frost's family personally , 1 feh a great snadeiy about the introduction ; and , in tnrth , my fullest anticipations were more than talked , I hate never met with a more amiable fcrnily in the whole course of my life . It consists of Mrs . frost , three of the most lovely daughters , and
Bieson ; The daughters give evident proof of their parents care , and wise monition ; but the son , the only son , the mother ' s joy , and the exile ' s hope , is , I am sorry to say , on the bed of sickness j nay , on the bed of death . Yes , of thi 3 youth there is now no hope ; and you who have witnessed the dtce&se o a loved child > and who hare felt some consolation in administerntg ~ 6 amibrt in his last moments—you who haye been allowed the melancholy pleasure of the last embrace , and then followed jour child ' s remains
" Ta that bourn from whence no traveller returns ;" do yon , I say , paint to yourselves ( if you can ) the agonising torture which the exiled parent must © dare on learning that his only son Jes in the cold grsre , wiule the weeping father must mourn his loss ia exile , and smother his . sorrow , lest he should become the mock of thieves . 2 s o wife to share his Troe—no child to teach that he is still a fatherbo . bo , all away—all dead for aught he knows . And \ rsj this agony inflicted upon him 1 BECiCSE hs fi > io bate opposed Lord Joh >* Rcssell at SsorD . I shall leave that part of my subject there far the present , as I have no relish for Yorkshire Special Juries .
Ai twelve o ' cloc k , we had a very excellent meetitg in the Social Institution ; Mr . Newman , an exe * 3 sii Charri it and shopkeeper , in the chair . I Ep * ke ; so did 2 ir . Roberts , one of the victims , a gsnieoan of indtpendent fortune , and one of the aoei brave and ui-Sincbing in our ranks . Tnis gentleman ha 3 alappy method © f illustrating . his subject , » as to bring it familiarly within the comprehension ef the poorest understanding . He works hard in the cause , and all at his own expeuce ; he has no interest whatever personally in cur principles ; he has no individual purpose to serve ; he is qaite
independent , of every profession , and not in any bna-1 ES . This gentleman is yery much beloved by all eJisses of society . Vincent si > oke also , but was so exhausted from debility , that he was obliged to deprive us of much of the pleasure we had anticija « d ; as far a 3 he did go , hi 3 speech was most feEiiani , effective , and telling . Mr . Clifton , an Iriilunan , and Mr . Clarke also spoke , and spoke Tdl ; and cur meeting , though in Christmas » cek , and at twelve o'clock , wa 3 very excelkat . Another meeting was announced for the ? rains . And here I must express my unequivocal of
^ approbation the arrangements . The sum o Kipcsce , and not one penny , as stated in the Tin-Sxlor , wa 3 charged for mere admislon . Now , Sch a charge I consider as unfair to the very class catrhose especial behalf i plead , and most insulting tome . Many persons suppose that it was my wish , ia order to insure a select audience , while some ffiigiae that I pocket the proceeds . Both these sodoos are erroneous ; nothing so much pleases me * s to see a room full of fustian jackets , presided srer by one of themselves , and at free admission * iea it can be accomplished . As to pocketing the proceeds , I never have , I never will accept of a ? amy ioi my own services- I hope and trust , how-**» that the practice of makiBg such charges
tIH be abandoned . We had a very fine sating , notwithstanding the high price of adsision . Mr . Newman wa 3 again in the & 3 & . I had two addresses presented to me , « m from the Youths' Associates , the other from the veterans . They tell me that my speech did f » d to the cause . Mr . Roberts again spoke , and IPoks -well ; bnt Vinceut was nnfit for service , in « asegaence of his great exertion at the Corn Law a « ang on the previous day . Delegates , from frfrftj or thirty towns in England and Wales , y&A upon oe in Bath and Bristol , all most presss $ 7 » nxiou 3 is take me back to their several faSties , and from all of whom , I learned mostfl 3 t'oag accounts of their districts .
. * te * $ now laid before you the state of those two " ¦ Pwaat cities , and shall merely say , that I was *> & astonished in -witnessing iheir state of for-^ a ^ s . The signatures to the " Gbeai National " ""& those localities , will more than anything else efcTisee you of Mr . Vincent ' s usefulness . "* o or three very well intentioned friends have * snei to me , askicg tie good of petitioning ; and * » is likely to become a general question , I shall ^ tsswtx it . The following , then , is . " Tea& whieh I anticipate from a petition * && by 4000 000 . The portion of the press
,, T- ^ hoBoorable Members and the factions read *» pst eautioudy abstain from every , the slightest ^* on of our meetings or proceedings . In fact , ~* P » in the manufacturing districts , the upper and ™ a « classes of society must snppose tbat Char-** ^ new in reality dead . There is no channel , ^ through which we can find our way to these 7 *^ except thronga the press , and there is no * k of getting at jheir press except through the ° *» of Commons ; and , believe me , that tvery ff " mast be carried out of the House before » wen calml y discusged in the House . In this
J ^ a , then , if we had no petition , the Whigs r ° ~* ^ nge themselves as our opposition , under '' aaaer of Lord JShn Russell , and would treat ** j » aaotber farce of liberality , which would ^ J ^ iean opposition to Toryism . But when the * £ *« finds such a back as 4 , 000 , 000 outside , the ^^ er of the opposition will be moulded accord-^» and bidding will be brisk and high for © or j ^ * - You may rely upon this , that the L /? Jf ^ not report any proceedings connected orthe
J ^ Oartism people , save those which trans" « teroogh the House of Commons ; and that the Jj ~ VPetition agned by 4 , 000 , 000 will come like jf ^ er-elap ujkjq nineteen in every twenty of the £ * f classes of society . Such I consider a good , g * / fc > ^ snmcient reason for petitioning the **• of CommonB . ^ *« j ery , Tery far from well ; in fact , I hay © £ * wO HBcb , and too Buddenly , since my release " * iori Castle , and , therefore , unless there exista
a desire to " get rid e / Fcaryus / ' my friends will not press me beyond my strength . I shall be in Glasgow , on Monday next , I trust ; and on Tuesday , I shall address a meeting on behalf of the hand loom weavers . I shall represent my constituents honestly in the Scottish Convention , and in compliance with the injunction of a portion of them , the wordf moral and physical force shall not onca escape my lips . I shall visit Carlisle and Newcastle on my return from Scotland , and by that time I shaUhave eonoluded a four month ' s campaign of Chartism , which will prove to my Whig tyrants , that persecution but wets the freeman ' s mind for liberty , and-steels his heart against oppression .
Every hand , should now be to the petition ; not a moment should be lost . Good men should be elected to serve upon the Convention , and with a united and determined move we must push forward . We have been a long time waiting ifor this Charter , and yet are the spirits of the people unbroken ; but my health and constitution , would not stand many more such campaigns , therefore I have a personal interest in our speedy success . However , onward we must go ; backward we won't go .
In conclusion allow me to tender my most cordial thanks to the Delegates of South Lancashire , for their able address in last week ' s Star ; such mani festoes , coming from the people themselves , delights my heart , and convince me that such a people are worth struggling ior ^ and more than repay me for all my exertions . No , no ; we will not go back a single hair ' a breadth . . I am , my dear Friends , Your devoted Friend , Feabgus O'Conkoh .
COL . THOMPSON AND THE CHARTISTS . Ax the request of the gentleman to whom it was addressed , we have great pleasure in giving the following letter from Col . Thompson , in explanation oi some circumstances connected with bis last visit to Liverpoolonerely assuring the worthy and gallan t Col that no mistake conld be greater than that which he seems tohavemade , in supposing it io be the wish or purpose of trie Northern Star to injure him or any one , or to state fact * othermse than in strict accordance with the truth . We gave the report of his visit to larerpool just as we received it . In reference to the Leeds meeting , we have the authority of many—yeiy many—of those who were at the meeting , for saying that our statement of the relative numbers , of wnicli he complains as exaggerated , was greatly below the mark . B ! ackheath , 15 th ~ Dzc 1841 .
Deak Sib , —I lose no time in replying to your letter of the 12 th . I had not seen the Northern Star of the 11 th , but have procured it in consequence of youi letter . " . It is always difficult to say how much of a report may be wrong- from malice , and how much from mistaks or prejudice- ; but there are bounds by and which it is impossible for this consideration to prevent resisiance-Oa occasion of the Lecture , at Liverpool , which is the subject of the report in tie Northern Star of the
11 th December , the Chartist deputation were net successful in explaining what their object was , or that they had any distinct object at all , by putting themselves forward in a way that would have been thought very gratuitous U I had purposed to do the like towards a lecturer upon the Gtiarter . If the object was to ask ine what ! was going te say at the lecture , why could they not wait ? or was the iutimaiion intended to be conveyed to me , that it depended on my answers how far I was to be allowed to pe heard or not ? . - ' ¦¦ ¦
When the objection was advanced , that the average wages , in the cotton department , in 1797 , were 26 s . 8 i a-week ; and , in 1840 , 5 s . 6 d ., " 1 told him that he had concealed one part of the case , which was , that the parties so rednc&d were hand-loom weavers ; and it was as unwarrantable to taba tha wa ^ es of this falling and suffering trade for an example , as it would have been to instance tie wig-maktrs , when they were thrown out of employment by the public taking to wearing its own hair , which the Slar has omitted to Insert * * _ ' " After this , It Is unnecessary for me to say that tne assertion that I " denied that the hand-loom weavers ¦ were feadly off , " and of its " being received with the marked indignation of the meeting , " ifl entirely wjthout foundation in fact .
To the objection , on the ground that printers were oat of wort in London , I replied , that proof was found , upon examinati&n ,-that the introduction of machinery into the printing -business had been attended at the time with an increase of manwfl labour , and not a diminution . From which a fair inference was , that tha subsequent diminution of employment was the consequence of the general depression of the industry of the country , and not of the machinery , which had , in fact , prodncedan increase . And this the Northern Slar has likewise omitted to ineert
On the qnjtctibH that ' * we possess a power of machinery eqcal to 600 , 009 , 900 of hands , and the whole world has but 80 u , O 0 Q , O 00 . I can only exprtaa my regret at seeing an bjection palmed tipim the working classes , so discrtditable to the understandings ef these who advance it What connexion is there between the number of hand ' s-power , which wonld be necessary to produce the same effect , and the williDgness of other men to receive the goods in exchange ? If machinery could offer , tor Is . a yard , of lace or cloth , that would taie a million of hands to make it wHhont , would , you , on that account make any objection to buying the goods if you wanted them ?
On the nfcxi objection , " tiat there are 76 , 000 , 000 ol acres of Jand in this country , of which only 26 , 000 , 000 were brought into cultivation , " I replied that 1 supposed the reason was that they conld not be brought int » cultivation without going to more expence than the valna of what was got ont of them . But if this was not so it would make no reason why we should be robbed in oar bread till the thing was Altered . That I " denounced the Chartists for their interference , after being invited by the Chairman to ask questions , " is utterly unfounded and untrue . On the contrary , I regretted much tbit the Chairman did not do more to prolong the questioning by the Chartists , because in the existing temper of the meeting it was manifestly to the advantage of niy side .
That I " denounced the Chartist leaders in a mass , and charged them with " designs of throwing the country into anarchy and revolution , " has ne further foundation than that when the question was forced on me , I gave my honest opinion on the tendency of the plans pursued by the individuals who laid their hands upon the Charter as soon aa it was drawn up , and declared themselves the oniy men wboinew anything about the way to carry it into effect . I nave never disguised my opinion , when asked , that if an enemy had been 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 in fact , though the assertion may raise the question whether it is cot high time I should . And that I said " I regretted having assisted in drawing np the Charter , " ia & simple untruth , invented possibly by somebody who feels annoyed tbat 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 this delivery , the speaker was assailed with hostile cries from all parts of the house , " is what I aifl bound to stamp as a misrepresentation by all the obligations which bind a man not to be a party to a wiiful fraud upon the public . The \ futh . is , the Chartists were a very small minority , fifty or sixty a $ the most , in an assembly of 2 , 000 , and collected in the two corners of the pit , where they could make the most oi their , strength in concert .
I feel stron . disposed to consider the contort ? 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 Lseds ( at which L was present ) where the majority of the Chartisto was the smallest it was easy to decide upon , they were " as four to one ; " and at Manchester " they were ten to one . " I speak on tfee authority ef the Perth Chronicle , when the the trnth was there were at the highest estimate 200 , of 4000 , or one in twenty . A commerciBl traveller I met by accident , in Wales , assured me there was , in . bis opinion , not more than eixty-nine . Star
From these circumstance , the Northern Lea tinder strong suspicion of endeavouring to mislead by direct falsification of facts . I nave too good an opinion of the working cIusps to suppose they will either join in , or submit to , an operation of this description , and there yill be no man mere willing than my * elf to commencAnd follow np thii resistance . You very properly intimate that you shall make a public use of my reply , an 4 I shall feel much gratified if you can cause my letter to be published in any of yeux newspapers . I remain , dear Sir , Yoari sincerely , T . Pbbbohex Shoxpsoi * . Mr . P . Anderson , 21 . Lothian-street , Edinburgh ^
DUBLIN . Irish TJkjvbbsal Suffrage Association . —In our last we gave a brief rcpoit , including tho resolution of Mr ^ O'fliggins , relative to -Mr . * 'Sbarman Crawford ' s Landlord and Tenant Bill . By request we now give the speech delivered by Mr . O'Hi ^ gins on the occasion . Mr . O'Higgins rose and said it was more than two months since he gave notice of a motion relative to Mr . Sharman Crawford ' s Landlord and Tenant Bill . He would have brought it forward muoh sooner , but for the interruptions which ? ome misguided persons had given to their proceedings ; he trusted , however , thai the meeting would see the advantages which the country would derive by adopting the resolution and acting upon it .
The chief object of Mr . Crawford's Landlord and Tenant Bill is to prevent the landlords of Ireland from taking the houses and land fiom their tenantry capriciousiy , and turning th * m adrift upou the world wholly regardless of their fate . It generally happens in those cases that either the ejected tenants or their fathers , bnilt ihe houses at their own expehce , and reclaimed most of the laud , of which they have been thus wantonly and cruelly deprived by their heartless landlords without any compensation . In many cassa the farms , from whence the Aborigines , were driven , have beea given to strangers and reduced rents ; the consequence of which , very frequently , has been , that thoso who are turned out of the laud of their forefathers , land which they very
naturally looked upon as their own , in 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 arc the real aggressors . Ic ia to put an cud to this state of things that Mr . Crawford has introduced his Landlord aud Teuant Bill . The great majority of the Irish landlord ? endeavour to make it appear that they have an abaoliueright in the land ; in tact , they look upon it as their own , and that they havo a right to do what they please with it . This is a mistaken notion , as they havo no such absolute right . They cannot do , -. s they pleasa with whatthey consider their own ; for instance , if one of the greatest .
of them burned liis house , which is surely as Bauch his own as his estate , he would be banned for so d p ing ; although they burn the houses of their ejected tenantry , under the pretence of clearing their estates and consolidating farms , but for tho real purpose of depopulating the country , and making aliens , and , in all probability , enemies of the subjacs of their Sovereign . Should * Mr . Crawford ' s Bill bpcome law , it will have the effect -of keeping the abL ' -bodied labourer at home , to protect and support his a ^ ed parents , and fight the battles of his Sovereign in the event of a war ; whereas , on the oiherhand , if the landlords are permitted to pursue their present flagitious career—a career alike injurious to the best interests of the country , as well
as their own , of expatriating the able-bodied labourers , for none else will emigrate , the a&edai ; dinfirm must necessarily become a burthen to those who remain , aud the only contingency upon which the landlords cau rely , is that the a ^ ea and the infirm will live but a short tima upon the meagre dibt and hard treatment in the Union workhouse . ( Hear , hear . ) It is upon this contingency , tlio ? e txpawiating landlords build all their hopes , '''hey who so strongly recommend us to read the bible and judge for ourselves , aud cease to pin our faith to the expositions of our chosen teachers , tbr ^ tt that it is written iu the , 5 ih chapier of Isaiah and verse 8 : h . — " Woe to \ cu that join house to house and lay field to field , even to the end of the place : shall you alone
dwe ) l in ihe midst of the earth ? '' Is it not surprising to see how unfeelingly tho landlords turn out their tenantry for the avowed purpose of laying field to field , in the very teeth of this divine denunciation ? They neither care nor enquire what becomes of tho thousands of human being wnom they drive out upon the wide world without house or shelter . In a report of a Select Committee of tho Hoase of Commons , dated July 16 , 1830 , it is slated that— "It would be impossible forlauguage to convey an idea of the state of distress , to which the ejected tenantry have been reduced , or of tho disease , misery , and even vice which they have propogated inthetowns wherein they have settled ; so that nos only they who have been tjected have been rendered miserable , but they
have carried with them and propagated that inJBenr . "' " They have increased tho stock of labour ; thoy have rendered the habitations of those who received them more c .-owded ; they have given occasion to the dissemination of disease ; they have been obliged to resort to thefj and all mauner ofviceuud iniquity to procuro subsistence ; but what is , perhaps , the most painful of all , a vast number ot" them have perished of want ! " Every Member of ¦ "Parliament has a copy of the reporc from which this extract ia taken ; and h it not surprising that those upon whose evidence , and at whose recommendation , the forty shilling freeholders were di ; francbised , and hunted off the estates , did EOt bring forward some measure to alleviate , n 3 y to avert , tbe utter
annihilation of thoso whose only crime was their devoted adherence to him and to his empty , deceitful professions of patriotism ; to him whose patriotism consists in aiUii . g the landlords to clear their eststjs 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 Jand . Aad it is not a little singular that many vessels with . Irish emigrants havo mot a faimil&r fate , and aU near the same place ! But their dying groans were far from the ears of their persecutors , or from his who recommended their expatriation , aud who would not
shed one drop of human blood for any earthly consideration . ' but who feels no compunction for the lota of the thousands wlio have perished ef want through his means . But dying of want , either here or in th 8 snows of Canada , or perisbiDg in the ocean , is not shedding blood , forsooih ! O , base hypocrite ! History will do jour memory justice . Your evidence before the Committee of tiie House of Lords , upon the subject of the forty-BbUhng freeholders , aud the Irish Catholic clergy , ia upon record . ( Hear , hear . ) It is truly painful to be obliged to speak thus of a man wbem so many of hL conSd ' wg 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 lw got a seat there ; while it is notoriously true thai he opposed every measure for the benefit of the country which were introduced by others . Mr . Crawford loBt his sta-t for Duudalk , because , aud only because , he was for : he total abolition of tithes , and would not compromise his character by supporting , the . Ministerial plan of converting tbe tithes ii-. to 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'Higgins ) knew these things , and frequently mentioned them , that be had been held up as tne enemy of Mr . O'Uonnell . ( Hear , hear . ) Ho 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 the political career of Mr . O'Conncil , especially since 1835 . So far from being his enemy , tftere is not a night or morning has passed for several years that he did not pray most fervently that God , iu his wisdom , may soften the heart of Mr . O'Connel 1 , aud direct him to interpose all his talent , and all his power , in favour of his poor , destitute , and plundered countrymen , and to give up or-ce and for ever the support of , and palliation of the crimes and cruelties of their beartksa oppressors . Patriotism consists iD a love of country , the meaning of which is a love of doing good to the people of that country —to obtain good laws for tho protection of tbe
people from tyrants and oppressors—and not in flowery harangues about flowing rivers , spacious harbours , fertile valleys , green hills , and watercourses equal to the turning of all the machinery in the world . It is not patriotism to speculate ia . Bankir-g projects , for tha 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 bo Corn Law Repealers , in order to pull down prices . andget a" big loaf , " cheap bread , a banker to beep up prices , and a Corn Law repealer to pull them down ; Bank-notes to keep up the price of corn , and a Corn Law repealer
to pull down tho price of corn . A patriot , describing the beautie * of his country , tne fertility of her soil , the virtues , courage , and patriotism of her children , the cruelty of their enemies , the Saxon and the stranger , tbe oppressor , extermiaaior , and the tyrant ; while he joins those self-same exterminators in getting a charter for a Land Cemp&ny in Canada , to which his virtuous countrymen are driven to die quietly . This is tbat species of patriotism which he ( Mr . O'Higgins ) abhorred 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
wavs" Already the corse u npon them , For strangers their houses profane ; They came to divide , to dish' ^ our , And tyrants they loo * sba * 4 remain
In conclusion , he ( Mr . O'Higgins ) could say ^ with great justice , that Mr . Crawford , in bringing forward his Landlord and Tenant Pill , wasinfluenced solely and entirely by th& purest feelings of philanthropy and patriotism—by that desire which every trnly good man felt within himself to promote the real welfare ofhis country , by the adoption of the most efficient means to protect , foster , and encourage those who have ever beet , held aa the wealth of a nation , the working classes . This bill , if passed into a law , will do more to tranquillize Ireland than any other measure which has been passed during the last 40 years . It will remove the tbrmehts of anxiety incidental to the insecurity of the tenure of the small farmer , and will lower the rates of irisurauce upon
the lives of landlords themselves , and will render bolts , bars , and barricadoed windows no longer necessary . Mr . O'Higgins concluded by moving the following resolution : — " That it is contrary to every principle of natural justice , as well as a direct violation of thei laws of God , to deprive any man of the fruits of his labour without remuneration ; and , iriasmuch as it is the common and uniform practice of . the majority of Irish landlords to turn out great numbers of their tenantry udder the pretence of clearing their estates of a " superabundant population" without any remuneration whatever , either for the houses they had built , or the land they reclaimed , and upon which they had expended their capital and their labour ; the poverty , destitution ,
and crime incidental to such astate oi society should be justly and reasonably attributed to the misconduct , 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 , aud effective remedy for repressing this fruitful source of poverty and crime will be by making Mr . Crawford ' s Landlord and Tjenaut Bill , the law of the land we , therefore , emphatically ; call upon the people of Ireland and upon our British brethren , a 9 they value and desire the peace , happiness , and prosperity of Ireland , to potition Parliament in favour of this Bill . The motion was seconded by Mr . Henry C'ark , and after the meeting had been aridresssed by several other gentiemen , was unanimously agreed to .
STIRLING . — -Mr . Curtis , of Ohio , was announced to lecture in the Court House here , on the 24 th inst On bis being introducud , Mr . Wm . Smith ; a Cbartut , proposed a resolution to the effect , " That the meeting was convinced that all monopolies were injurious , and that they were ready to discuss , with Mr . Curtis , the adoption of the best mode for their removal . " - Mr . C ritciined discussion on the ground that it was childish , but agreed to answer any questions connected with bis lecture at its close . He went through his lecture , and some squabbling took place , and Mr . C , refused to answer any questions . Mr . Abram Duncan , on the following evening , at a meeting in the Coin Exchange , fully exposed Mr . Curtis ' s . contradictions , and showed the utcer inapplicability of his principles to this country underits present circumstances .
GLASGOW . —The following resolution has been adopted by the Chartists of this place * after » vraria discussion , at twe public meetings , hel .- ! on the 20 th and 27 th of Dicemben It was moved by Mr . Colquhoun , and secomled by Mr . Ross : —" That thiainseting is of opinion , that the course hitherto pursued by the Chartists , in attending public meetings called to consider questions affecting the interests of , Ahe-community generally , was highly proper , and osght to be paisevered in , and that this nieetinginstiuct our delegates to move or support a motion in the Delegate Meeting , recommending the people to urge the Charter at all public meetings called to consider national questions . " ¦ .
IiEWES . —County of Sussex . - ^ -A county meeting wa * held ou Tuesday , Doc 21 tt , at the County Hall , Lewes , for the purpose of congratulaiJng her Majesty on the binh of a prince . The meeting was called at a . time that no working man could attend , namely , twelve o'clock at noon . At twelve " . o-olo ' o'k- there was not a single person ia attendance to proceed to tho necessary business , except three of the reporters for tho local journals . This was continued till half-past twelve , when about sixty or seventy persons being ia attendance , the High Sheriff etitered from one of the anti-rooms , accompanied by about twelve or fourteen of the aristocrats of East Sussex , and wa believe only two of tha aristocracy of WeBt Sussex . Mes&rs . Charles Brooker . iWoodward .
Allen , Morling , Ellis , and Lawless Were in attendance from Brighton . An amendment to thoprCposed address was moved by Mr . Woodwatfd , and Bweonded by Mr . Alien , to the efljtajt , '" That while they congratulated her Mi > j « &ty on : the birth of a prince , they implored her t-j lake Into consideration the distresses of the country j to dismiss her present advisers , and call to her councils men who would inako the principles contained in the People ' s Charter a Cabinet measure , and that she would extend her royal mercy to -John Frost , Zepnaniah , Williams , and Wiilm . m Jones , aud recal them to their homes and families . " Messrs . Wood ward aud Allen made some very cutting remarks to tho " honourable" and " risjht honourable" gentlemen , who
could not reheh the language of these two gentlemen even tbe High Sheriff wriggled and twisted in his chair to mat degree that at last he lost all command over himself ; aud after the Chartist amendment was put and lost , actually dissolved the meeting , without coming to any decision ¦ ' as to ^ who should present the address , and without waiting to have put the vote of thanks for bis able and impartial conduct in the chair . Had the meeting beeu 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 Messrs . Woodward , Allen , &o ; found it out , at half-past ten o ' clock on tho evening before the meethig ; , and it
was decided , without any arrangement , that an amendment should be moved , though it was well kuown that there was no chanco of its being carried ; bnt 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 ! j Yet it was called a meeting of the county Of Sussex . The place H was called in would not have held more than 300 ^ had it been full . So much for the Sussex county meeting , which , if it had been called in Brighton , would havo been a bumper , and the feelinga Of the county would have been displayed by the adoption of an address from thu only loyal portion of her Majesty ' s subjects—the working classes , and which would have been airuly Chartist address .
Bi \ IGHl ON . — -The following has been received from Capt . jc ' echell , M . P ., in answer to a request that he would present to her Majesty tho memorial agreed to on Monday evening . Dec . 20 th , ia favour oi Frost , Wiiiiams , ami Jones : — " Dec . 24 th , 1841 . ' Sib , —I am favoured with your letter aad its enclosure . I have always considered it my duty to attend to the wishes of my consti ^ ueuta in regard to the presentation of petitions and memorials , and I will ascertain the proper course to be taken for laying before her Majesty the memorial which was agieed to on Monday evening last . "I am , Sir , "Your very obeddent servant , '¦ - ¦ . ' , "Geo . R . Pechsul . " " To Mr . N . Morling , Brighton . " ;
STOCKPOKT . —Mr . John Campbell , secretary to the Executive Council , delivered a highly edifying aud instructive lecture here , oa Wednesday week . The result of which was that a great many new members were enrolled . t LE « D 3 . —On Christmas Day a , tea party and concert took place in the association roomreighty-seven sat down to tea , and as many as the room would hold , were admitted after , each paying threepence A more lively and interesting scene the Chartists of Leeds nevtr witnessed . A lady presided at the piano-forte , and sung several airs in capital style ; several gentlemen sung popular airs , and gave stirriDg recitations . We must not forget to particularise one eotig which Mr . Dudson sungj named " William Tell ; " the effect which this made was truly astonishing ; it came like an electric shook . Mr .: Dudson has become quite master of it ; great praise is due to Mr . Butler and his friends , for the very active
part they took during the evening , aid performing at the closo the last act of John Frost . Mr . Fraser was the chairman of the evening ; he delivered his maiden speech , which told well upon the audience ; he will prove of great value to the Chartists in Leeds . Several sentiments were given . Messrsi Westlake , Brook , Bx > be » t 3 ; Dixon , and Smith , were the principal Bpeakers . The getting up of the tea reflected great credit upon the Managing committee ; everything was conducted in a quiet and orderly manner . The committee , upon striking » balance , had left for the " Press Fund , " Nearly j £ 2 . ^ et the Chartists in other towns go and do likewise , and then the press will soon be established . O'BaiEs ' s Pbess Fund- —THe loll ? wink « " » i 0 hava beeo received by the Committee at Leeds : — ..-: . . V ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ , .: ¦ : : ^ : ^ -.- £ .. ; 8 . d . - , From Newport , Isle of WJght » T per James Cantell 5 , 6 0
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OffMowDAY Evening , the . following persons Were nominated as fit and proper versons to Bit in the next Convention for tho count V of York : —James Bronterre O'Brien ; James PeiiL F , of Mill Bridge . .: and Mr . Ottley , of Sheffield . —At the Council meeting , held on Sunday last * the foL Vwing resolutions were passed r ^ - ^ That the Charti . « s of Leeds no longer consider Mr . Andrew Gard **? a member of their Association . " "That the fore * , wing resolution be sent to the Slar for insertion . " r :
Lectvre . -- 'SaadHy erening last , , Mr . Fraser delivered » lecture in the Cb ' aftj ^ i Assoc * » tion Boom , Fish Marketj Shaniblesi on the disti es 3 which exist 3 in the country , at the present time , a vd shewed that the only efiectiial remedy for that < ii& tres 3 vras the adoption of the People ' s Charter . ; He ct ^ tended in a masterly manner that the repeal of th . ^ Corn Laws would do no good whatever , ^ without i - was accompanied by ^ some greater and moreeffectu . il measure , such as the People ' s Charter , and « at dowa much applauded . Tho lecture was ~ mh attended . ' ^ .- ¦¦ ' V ; - - .- ' ¦ ¦ '• ¦ " ' ¦ - y ' .- ^ .. ' : ~ "V .
HON 2 . Ey . —The following delegates met on tia 26 th uU ,, for the purpose of making arrangemente in the varioua townships , to forwa , rd the cause of Chartism in their own immediate neighbourhood , or districts where they reside , in order to propagate the real principles of the Charter , by giyiDg bvetj information possible to all who do not understand the true nature and effects of what the labouring classes really desire to have accomplisbed to better their condition In this life ,, without injury ta either persons or property : —Christopher Wood , Chairman ; Huddersfield , John CJaphira ; Aliaoadbury , John
Moss j Lepton , Jonathan Senior ; Shelley , Hugh Green ; Stocks Moor , James Stephenson ; Holmfirth , John Liitlewood ; Meltham , Thomas , Hirst ; Slaithwajte , James Garside ; Honley , Bramhall Dvson . It waa determiucd that a missionary should be appointee ! to go lecture round the tf nddersfieid diafcriot , or the whole of the Poor Law Uaion , coatr pricing the ' Varioustowns and villages in tho above route : also that 4 d . Der rneniber be subscribed in the courseof one month , in order to pay a missionary for such services . The meeting adjourned to the 9 ihi of January , 1842 , to meet at Honley at ten o ' clock in the forenoon .
OXJDMAV / t—On Sunday evening last , Mr . Clark , of Stock port , lectured ^ hero to a crowded and very attentive audience . The argumentative and humorous manner in whioh he treated his subject drew many plaudits from the assembly . pEWSBpUy . —On Sunday : etening last , Mr . Q'Brien lectured in the Pavilion in this town to a largo audience . Mr . O'Brien gave a very effective address , ,.. ¦' : : ¦ ' " ^ - ¦• . . '¦ ¦¦; ' ¦ ' ¦' On Monday Evening a grand tea-party , soiree , concert , and ball took place , when Mr . John Campbell , tha Secretary . of the Executive Council , was present , anil delivered a very able addres 8 . A goodly number took tea , after which dancing commenced , and it was kept up until a late heur with great spirit . . ; ¦' : ; V ¦; . :, ' . . ¦;; ¦ ¦ , - ¦ ¦ . ¦ : ¦ . .- ' -: ; ' . ; . . ¦ .
HlJDpE « SPIEI » D . —On Saturday last , our Philosophical Hall was pretty weir filled to hear Mr . B . O'Brien . He was most enthusiastically received , and listened to throughout with the greatest attention' . ; There were individuals of all classes preseiit , throughout the whole of his lecture , which lasted for nearly three hours . 1 V 1 ANCHESTESL . —On Sunday evening , the Chartist Room ; Redfern-street , was densely tilled , to hear Mr . Cartledge lecture , who gave universal satisfaction . Oa the sanie ; eveiling , Mr . Bailey lectured in the Brown-street room . The signing of the . Petition is going on gloriously . The midale classes , in thousands cf cases , have declared that nothing short of a complete organic change will prove a cure for the accumulated evils of the state .
CAZVIBE . IBQE —The flig of Chartism has been unfurled ; in this prieit-ridden place . Meetings liave been held , a number of members incorporated in the NaUonal Charter Aasociation , the National Petition has been adopted , and is being circulated ; signaturea are being attached , and all is going on well . B . OODEKT XilNE . —Oa Monday evening , Mr . James Leach , of MftDcheater , lectured here to a numerous and aUenUye audience , and gave universal satisfaction . A vote of thanks was tendered him for his kind , voluntary , and able services . WINCBCOMBE . —Sit . Milsotn . gave ' ¦ ¦ % lectnxe on Sunday last to a nunierous and respectable company of tbe blistered hands at A . idO 8 ton . Ha was listened to with the greatest attention . ON Monday night , r . t a VIHage called Ctuylings , Mr . Milspin iSctured to an attentive audience of from four to five hundred of the hardy sons of toil .
STAFFORD . —A tea party and ball took place bere on Monday last , for the benefit of the cause . Upwarda of one hundred and thirty sat dovm to a most excellent tea , and the arrangements wero of the best description . After tea ; singing , dancing , &c , were carried on until a late hour . HH . YY 7 OOD . —A Chartist tea party and soiree were held here on Christmas D ^ y , for which the demand for tickets was so great , the committee were obliged to re-issue those given in , and after all , sent scores away , hot being able to accomaibdata them with room , roahy oifetring double price for adiuiflsion to tke room aftsr tea had been cleared away . The room wa 3 most tastefully decorated with evergreens and portraits of the patriots , i& elegantframes ; such a stt-out hasnotbefore
been witnessed , and this , iiotffithsunding there were otSerUa parties in the town on the same night . Mr . BsU , of Salford , and Mr . Tillman , of Manchester , were invited and were present , the former being a native of the place . The tea and its accompaniments were served up with ah unsparing hand , and ample justice having been done by the company at three sittings , the tables were cleared . Mh Bell was called on to respond to the toast" The People , " which was : done iu first style ; Mr . Bell resumed bja seat , amidst the plaudits of the assembled frieuds of liberty . The Chainuan then called on Mr . Tillman to respond to the toafit , •* The speedy restoration of the exiled patriot 3 , ; Frost ;
Williams , and JoneB . " Mr . Tillman having mounted the plat form . made such an appeal to the hearts of his hearers , as seemed quite to have dashed the cup of joy from their lips , but he all at once turned from the soft and feeling strain , and burst forth with an inspiring eloquence , which seemed to ' fill the niinds of hisaudience with an uncontrollablo impulse of burning revenge . A memorial for the restoration of the exiles was adopted , and the Chairmau having given notice that Mr . Tillman would deliver an additiss iu the same place "the next morning , the couipauy had recourse to singing , dancing , and uiuiic , till naif-past eltven o ' clock , when sill retired , highly delighted with the pleasures they had so well enjoyed .
BRAPrOKD . —Mr . O'Brien delivered two lectures heta on tho evenings of Wednesday and Thursday week , te crowded audiences . On the former evening an aiJfiieaa to her Majesty , on behalf of Froat , Williams , and Jones , was adopted . LONGTQSr ( Staffpbdshibe POT ? EH 1 ES . ) --Tlie tide ofpublic opinion is ia fay cur of us . This must bo cheering to our friend Mr . Bairstow , to think that wo have succeeded in unfurling the banner of freedom here , v We ara doing Well , all ia alive in the good cause , the working men flock to our meetings , and enrol themselves in the good cause oi freedom . 'Che name of Chartism was abhorred , but now it ia admired . Should we progress the same the nest two months as we have the last , we shall ba the strong hold for the Potteries . We have lectures once or twice a week , which , if continued will arouse the whole district ; thanksto-Messrs . Richards , Mart , Robinson , and Qldhaw tor their attendance , which we hope they : will continue . We haye had
Candy , from WoIVerhauiptori , lecturing here , vrith good effect . At one of our inetiEings the following , » aoiut 4 on passed unanimousiy : — " That this meeting , treata with contempt the chaige brought against Dr . M'Douall , and that we the Chartists of Xongton individnally and collectively place the utmost confldeacs in Ur . M Djuall and the Executive CounpU , ana thaV we pledge ourselves to support them by every means in our power . " We have adopted the National Petition and got sheets for 5 , 000 sigBatnres . A memorial in behalf of the patriots , Frost , Williams , and Jones has been adopted , similar to the one at HulL Our meetings- are on every Tuesday sad Friday nights at seven o ' clock , ia the School-room YauxnallBtreet Oa Monday tilght , Decembes the S 7 th , -we had a social tea party in the above lOQJU , Mr . French , from Neweaatlc , in the chair , when Bingtog and recitations were the order of the night ; The party broke up ai » late hour , well satisfied with their evening * amusement .
BACT 7 P .---The Chartists here held two pobJic meetings on Christmas Day , one at two o ' clock in the afternoon , when Mr . Mooney , from Colne , addressed the meeting on the Corn Laws to the satisfaction of all present The meeting then adjourned till six o ' clock , when the people again assembled . Mt . Tagg aidreBsed the meeting In hla osdal manner . NOTTINGHAItt . —On Monday evening , the Chartists held their ¦ weykly meeting at the Democratic chapel , when tho business of tbe association was transacted . Mr . Cropper and Mr . Souter were appointed to rapiesent theCbaiUsts of this district , at the county delegate meeting on Sunday . Mr . J . Sweet aad Mr Charles Coatsa weie atoo appointed delegates to the trades delegates meeting to be held on Tuesday eyeniDg at eight o ' clock , at the BatcbJer'i ArroB , Newcastle street . " ' / V . -: ^/ ¦ - '¦¦ ¦; ' ' ; •"¦ . ' . ' .. •¦ •¦ .- ¦• • • - ¦¦¦ : .,. ¦ '¦¦• - ¦ . ' . '¦¦ . ¦¦¦• ' ' ' ' : '¦
. ^ ' ^^^ c . ^^^^^ l ^* ^ ' . ^<^ CONyENTiON . —At preseal four candidates stand lot ///' the district of Nottingham , Lrfoester , Derby , Lincoln , ><' ' ^ t ^ % ^ 4 and Rutland , to serve as memfaera of the forthcoming / ^ convention ; it ia therefore requested that eub-secretariea tu the association of every place within the abov » . mentioned towns , as wejl as all others ia the said counties , will transmit , on or before the 9 tb January , a faithful return , of the number of members having taken up cards , and who have paid np ttieir weekly contributions . Unless this be strictly complied with , they arenot qualified to baliofc . All letters , pre-prid , must be addressed to Mr . W . Russell , General Secretary of convention fund for the district .
Cahlton . —On Monday evening last * the ChartUts of Carlton held their weekly meeting . Mr . W . Russell , of Nottingham , was appointed chairman , who , after brier address , introduced Mr . W . D . Taylor to th meeting , who addressed them in his usual style of arga » menfcative oratory . . . ;¦ .. ' ^ Xr ' -.- > ' V' .. ' , - :: -. ¦' . - / : ' - ' - ¦ '¦ J \ On the same evening , a party of male and femala Chartasts partook of a most excellent supper proyided at the house of Mr . and Mis . Jaqaes , both Adiliog Chartiats , and a more rational conyivial meeting of the working class couid neyw beheld . The songs were of a chaste character , and aU breathing a pure spirit of freedom . The toastB were equally appropriately selected . - ;¦ ' Mr . Taylor , and Mr . Ruseell were each called upon repeatedly to respond . Seven ntw members paid f « r cards , and enrolled their names .
HAMMgRSMtTH —A publio meoUng has been held in a Bpaciputf building fitted np in the garden of the Black Bull , Hammersmith , to adoDt the National Petition ; and memorialize her Mojeity oh behalf of all political offenders . Air . Cullinghaai was called to Uta chair . Mr , ^^ Wheeler read the National Petition , and moved iW adoption , > Mr ^ Stallwood aeconded th& motion . ; The petition , on beitig pat by the chairman , was carried unanimously . Mr . Ruffy liioJey moved the adoption of au address to her Majesty ^ that aha Woold be graciously pleased to liberate the convicts . y . uhn Frost , Zephaniab VViiiiams , ; and William Joiiea , no w uiidergtting the sontenee of transpoititiba for liftw Mi . Harris , Editor . of tha Ghartist Circu l ar , said ha was depnted by Mr . Cleave to apologise for his
hoiiatten nance , in consequence of the dangerous iliness of hiada ughter , Mri Vincent . Mr . Leigh Seconded the raemoi ial in an escellent apeesh , and it was unaninwiusly carried . Mr . Clows , Secretary to the Ahti-Cosa Lvw Association , theii delivered a number of qucatiouf , 1 h writing , to the cbairman , whieh were replied to pf Mr . Stallwood , to th » entireVfiatisfactioa of the coJnpa . ny . v Mr . Staliwood , moved , and Mr * Dowling Btconded , " That the memorial bs presented to hes Majesty by Sfa > James QrahoBw- " Mr . Dawling jnoved , and Mr- Dilibar seconded , a vote of thanto t » Mr . Daly , ' for the ki » i manner in which he had lent theni the place of meeting for the psesent occasion ,, carried with three checssw The meeting ; aiea separ ? . fe > di with the usual Chartist honours . .
tAMijeiH . —At a meeting of the Chartists of thi » locality , on TuesSay eveaihgj the letter of Mr . L . Pitkethly respecting MrsV : Frost was read ) and a subscription entered into immediately . Two shillings and ninepence was collected , and as very fewMnsnibtra were present , toe subscription will be continued on next Tuesday night , when : it is hoped the members will attend to subscribe their mitsu , also to nominate the General Council , for the ensuing year . CANTEBBUaYi—On-Thursday week ; - - a * lectors upon Chartism was delivered ia the Guildhail , in this city , by Dr . M'Douali . :
OERBY .- —On Sunday evening , Mr . Harrison , from Calverton , near NotLingham , preached a sermon ia the Chartist Assaciaticin Kpom , -Willow Bow , to a > numerous and attehtiyaaudience . Oa Monday avtnlqg a tea-party ami ball waa held ia the same room , winch was completely filled . After partaking of a good tea . dancing , patriotic rtcitatiuns , soaga , and Beniinoeata were kept up till an early ^ hour in the morning . LOWER WAKLEY --At the weekly meeting ot" tho Chartists , an animated diacussion took place on the necessity of the whole Association supporting the Executive , by paying for all cards issued ^ aud by seiidirig oho penny per month per member , according to the plan of organisation . The following resoiutioh was unanimously adopted t— " That
we , the members of tbti . Natioiiai Charier Assbciatioa located in . jiower Warieyj ' do now pay to the Execative the tsvo moflths' subseription due for twentyone members ; aud that we enter into a voluutary subscription toraisefunds to enable tho Executivet to prosecute their labours ; and further , that wo repose the greatest cpntidenee in the Exeouiive for their past exertions . " The 3 s . id ., as two months * subscription , was paid ; and G 3 . 6 d ., as a yoluutary contribution , was also raised , which sum of 10 s . was for warded to Mr ; -Campbell , per Mr , Culpon . ' £ ho VVarloy Charti £ t 3 say that , as there are 30 , 600 members enrolled , if every twenty-one were volantarily to contribute , ¦ ¦ . '• 6 s . ' 6 dij it would amount ta upwards of £ 500 ; and thu 3 enable the Executive to employ a ? score of ^ ood and / efficientlecturers .
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EUINBtraGH . —CooPEnATits Store . —Tha members of the above Society , along with their wives and friends , ' held a social meeting on Tuesday , Dec . 21 st , m tho room attached to their Store , 95 , Niohol « oa street . After tea had been serred , several excellent speeches were made by tho President , and by teveral other gentlemen . Some excellent songs were also sung , and the evening was spent to the satisfactioni of all present ; ; lWAIJCHESTER . -fTEETOTAi . iSM . —Mr , Gr iffiu delivered a lecture <« hewing the effects of drunkenness on the community and the best way to remove it ) in the large rot'ini / Blakeley-street , on Wednesday evening . A vote of thanks wasgiven him at thet conclusion , for his Bervices , and eight individuals came forward and signed the pledge . :
XEEDS—Highway RoBBEiiY . —Late en Sundaynight last , as Mr . James Whitley , blacksmith , of Ot'leyi' was returning from Leeds to the latter place , when near Spen-lane , be ; was attacked by two men * who used him in a most cruel manner , and afcerirards robbed him of upwards of three pounds . He is dreadfully cut in the faceand aboiit the head . No clue has beea obtained as yet of the perpetrators of this shameful afiair . / . \ Sxkaling Drinking- Glasses . —On Tuesday , ";* ' miserable-iooking woman , named Alice Harding was brought up at the Court House , charged by policeman . Hall , with having stolen some drinking glasses , the property of Mr . Coxon , the Cross Keys , in Water Lane . The facts being svirorn to , the prisoner was committed . .
Serious Robbery : —On Tuesday week ,, a quantity of leather carding , value £ 20 , wasitolea irom the Parrot Inn , in Swinegate , where it had been deposited- by a carrier teoia , Dewaburyy for MfeBSis . Taylor and Wbrdswoi'th ; The property wia-misaed , but no trace could be discovered of it , until Wednesday evening , ' when ,- ia csnsequonce of several robberies having been committed on the now piecst of road , leading from Holbfeck to Wellinglon-bridge , Inspector Child , and Policemen Hartley and Stubbs took a walk that "way , and . whilst passing along they observed three men . coming in an opposite
direction , one of wlwpi Ncarried sometking ; ia his hands , which , at first sight , appeared to be a oheeset these being all parties known to the police , the maa who carried the parcel tvas seized , and on inapecting the bundle it was found to be the carding . ^ which had been stolen from the Parrot . He gave hia nama John Drake , and said he resided in Camp Field . The others escaped , but one of them ,, Joseph Stead ,, also of Camp Field , ; was subsequently apprehended , ajid the two / were broaghtbetbre the magistrates on Monday last , when the ^ property being properly identified , they were coxamitted for trial .
Stealing a CoiT . —OaTuesdayi tw * youngmen * named Edward Jackson' aud Joba ; Coopevwera brought before the magistrates , gt the Court Boase , on a charge of hawing stolen a coat ^ he property of Thomas Walton . Tho prosecntop iesides at Stanhingley , andjon Tuesday , the 21 st , he was in Leeds , and left his cart in the Street , whitot he went iato a shop , daring wHioh time one of th © prisoners stole the coat from the cart shafts whioh . he handed over to the other , who sold it for eightpence ,. to T . Carroll , an old . clotlies dealetj iii the wee Market . Both prisoners were seen . together whea » : the coat waa taken , and thay were committed , for triaL .
Vagbangx . —On Tuesday last , two dm « named Daniei Monroe and John Sraith ,. were eommitted i the former for a month and the latter fat fourteen days , ibr having , by means of false repiresentations of distregs , obtained [ money fcomvario « B , individuals . BBiaDF 6 S 3 > . ^ -MExsoDisx IS * * Cosnbsioi «» - ^ Tha congregation of rehom Messrs . Barker and Trotter arepastars , gatetothe poor members who stood in need of help , eact a Btont , of flour , tea pounds of oatmeal , a stone of potatoea , and a pair of etogS i to those who would accept them , on Friday last , which would ^ idoubt , beye * y acceptable ;
Tee members of the Bradford , Leeds , and Hadderfrtield Amicable ami Brothearly Soeiety of Wooisorters , met at the bouse of Mr . John Blamiears ^ JPaokhorse Inn , W / est'gate , Bradford , on Friday laai , to celebrate their second anniversary . Mr . W . Mawson haying been called on to preside , % -vote of taaoks waa euttKBiasticallv responded to in favour Of the host and hostess , for the bountiful supply of the good cheer of ancient times ; after which the President opened the further proceedings of tho evening in a aeat and luminous address ,
illustrating the privilege and objects of the institution * alike a protection to the employer and a secure refuge to the . members in sickness voA commercial distress . The Secretary then read tbe annual report , Baowing a decided improyemtat in the funds and prospects of the Bociety , when a feeling of zeal pervaded aU present to extend the usefulness of the institution . The utmost harmony pre vailed throughout , and the company was enUvened with appropriate toasts , son 2 s , glee 8 , and reoJutions , and tbe members separated toping tq \ tUueaa many wtaraine anniyersariest ;
: AND LEEDS GENEEAL ADYERTISEE .
' yoL . t . ] yp . 2 ie . saturday 7 jakuaby l l ^^ - pwm »^ gf rX ' °
To The Imperial Chartists.
TO THE IMPERIAL CHARTISTS .
Cfcavifei 3 fat * m&mce .
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