On this page
- Departments (2)
- Adverts (9)
- Text (4)
Note: This text has been automatically extracted via Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. The text has not been manually corrected and should not be relied on to be an accurate representation of the item.
Additionally, when viewing full transcripts, extracted text may not be in the same order as the original document.
rpHE COMMONWEALTHSMAN , or CHARTJL 1 ST ADVOCATE for Leicester , Nottingham , Derby , Northampton , Lincoln , Gainsborough , Newark , Loufthbarough , Mansfield , Belper , Burtohon-Trent , Hinckley , Melton Mowbray , Kettering , Daventry , Bingham , Sutton-in-Ashfield , and the county of Rutland . Four numbers of this periodical ( one penny each ) have already appeared : the publication of the fifth number is deferred till Saturday the 5 th March . To be had of the publisher , Mr . Thomas Cooper , 11 , Church-gate , Leicester ; Mr . Hey wood , Manchester ; Mr . Sweet , Nottingham ; Mr . Vickers , Belper ; Mr . Jones , Nprthampton ; Mr . Ludlow , Burton-on-Trent ; Mr . Skevington , Loughberough ; and Mr . G . J . Harney , Sheffield .
IMMEDIATE RELIEF MAY BE OBTAINED , AND A CURE ESTABLISHED IN A FEW DAYS , BY THE USE OF THAT ADMIRABLE SPECIFIC . HOLLAND'S BALSAM OP SPRUCE , the cheapest and best remedy in tb . 8 world for COUGHS , COLDS , INFLUENZA , INCIPIENT ASTHMA , and CONSUMPTION . This extraordinary remedy relieves the most distressing symptoms of recent ? Cold and Coughs in a few hours and a little perseverance in its use will , in every case , effect a permanent cure . Coughs and Colds , accompanied by difficulty of breathing , soreness and rawness of the chest , impeded expectoration , sore throat , and feverish symptoms , will be quickly subdued , while its use will assuredly prevent consumption from this prolific cause .
PARR'S LIFE PILLS . rnHE amazing Cures performed by this Medioine X are truly astonishing . Instances are occurring daily of persons who were almost at death ' s door being restored to sound and vigorous health . The following are selected from hundreds of a similar nature . Forwarded by Mr . Mottershead , Chemist , Market-place , Manchester . \ " To the Proprietors of Parrfe Life Pills . ¦ ¦ " : * ' Gentlemen , —I feel it my duty , for the good of Buffering mankind , to send you this true statement of the astonishing effficts which Parr's Life Pills have Droduced upon me . and also upon mv wife and
On the 15 th of each month is published THE TEMPERANCE ADVOCATE , CONTAINING twelve quarto pages ; priceip V per number , Is . 6 d , per year , single copy , or eight copies for 10 s .-. paid . ' . ia advance . Anew volume commences in January . . xu This journal can be sent .-post free through the United Kingdom , France , and the Colonies . It contains Essays ( moral , medical , statistical , and literary ) v Tales , bketohefj , and Reviews j and an ample record of the progress of the cause . It is supported byt ' tha first writers- on Temperance , and hasiapirculation jof nearly 10 , 00 (> copies . Address ( post paid ) F . R . Lees , Post Office , Leeds . "A work that ought to W read by every working mahiiiiine ' fcing ^ the Northern Star . V
Publishing Weekly , » n the "National ViRpi-¦ ¦ "'¦ ¦ ¦• . ¦ ¦' ' . ' - . ¦¦ ' . ' : ' . : /¦ . ¦ : . > . CATOBj 'V ; % ¦¦ - . ' / : .. '' ¦ ' ;¦ ' X ' . ' -,. - npHE LETTERS OF JOHN FROST © n J . CHARTISM , to Lord John Russell and the Middle and Working Classes , written to the Vindicator , ia 18 J 9 . ; The perusal of these valuable Letters will remove the prejudices existing in the minds of 6 ome individuals respecting the character of the truly patriotic and virtuous Welsh Martyr . Also , publishing Weekly , in th « same Paper , The LEVELLERS , a Tale of the Commonwealth Written . expressl y ^ ^ for the Vindicator .
VALUABLE "WORKS . just published , price 2 s . 12 m 6 . bound in cloth , iniFTEEN LESSONS ON THE ANALOGY £ AND SYNTAX OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE , for the use of adult persons who have neglected the study of Grammar .
MEDICAL ADVICE . TO THE AFFLICTED WITH SCURVY , VENEREAL , OB SYPHILITIC DISEASES , RHEUMATISM , AND NERVOUS OR SEXUAL DEBILITY . MR . M . WILKINSON , SURGEON , & . c " . 13 , Trafalgar Street , Leeds . And every Thursday , at No . 4 , George Street , Bradford ^ HAVING devoted his studies for many years exclusively to the various diseases of the generative arid nervous system , in the removal of those distressing debilities arising front a secret indulgence in a delusive and destructiye babit , and to the successful treatment of
v PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED . PUBLIC NOTICE .-rThe Partnership formerly JT , subsisting between John Shwkreb , of Stockport , and Ambrose Smith arid Co ., of Leeds , all Clook Makers , is this day DiKolved ( as far as John Shwereb is concerned ) by mutual consent . ' : . ¦ ¦ :. ¦ ¦ - ' ¦ ' ¦ - ' ' ' ¦ ¦¦¦¦ ¦ ¦ '¦ > ' ' ¦ - ¦¦ ¦' : ' - : '¦ '" . ¦ :: "¦" ' ¦ -.-: : ' " All Debts due to the late Firm are to be Paid to Ambbose Smith arid Goi , of Leeds . : r- Leeds , Dec . 24 th ; 1841 .
Just Pablished , the 12 th Edition , Price 4 s ; in a ¦ "• Sealed Envelope , and sent Free to any part of t ha United Kingdom on the receipt of a Post Office Order , for 53 j
BTJRNIiEY . —( Received too late for our last)—A . delegate meeting -was held here on Sunday , Dec 39 th , for the purpose of calling into existence a periodical for the Northern Division of Lancashire : the . following delegates "were present , —Mr . Wm . BeeBley , Mr . Mooney , H& Henry Hnnt Tom , Mr . Charles Connor , Mr . Stott , Mr- B . Chaffer , Mr . Pollard , Mr . Willan . The following xesolntions were agreed to : —1 st , Moved by " Mr . Beesley , and seconded by Mr . Hnnt Tom , "That a penny periodical paper be established for the Northern Dhrraon of Lancashire , as soon as 800 subscribers can be obtained , and that it be published in the form of letters , addressed to the henest , intelligent , bat -unrepresented and enslared "working men of North Lancashire ; the paper to be called the Norfh Lancashire Chartist and Teetotal Letter BoaT 2 nd , Moved by Mr .
Willan , " That a committee be formed in Burnley for the purpose of managing and receiving the matter , to be inseited in the i » per . " 3 rd , Moved by Mr . Beesley , « Bxafc Mr . Henry Holland , Mr . Benj . Chaffer , and Mr . Sooth-worth , be appointed as a committee , with power to add to their number ; and also that Mr . Thoa , Rickard , of Burnley , be the publisher . ' 4 th , Moved by Mr . Beesley , " That the district lecturer be instructed to ascertain in his route how many subscribers can be obtained ; and also , each sub-secretary in their respective localities to become agents for the sale of the paper ; the benefits arising from the sale of the paper t » go towards defraying the expences of the district lecturer . " It was also moved that a short address should be drawn up and inserted in the people ' s paper , the Jforthern Star .
BfiOTHSB Chabtists , having been elected by your suffrage to meet in Burnley this day , Dec 19 , 1 S 41 , for the purpose of tafr '" g into our most serious con-« adetsti « n the propriety and necessity of establishing a paper ibr the northern division of this county , in . order tkst ire may more effectually diffuse that political knowledge amongst the working and middle classes of society , which is so essentially necessary for the political redemption of our common country ; we , therefore , -came to an unanimous decision to y use our Btxaost exertions to carry out the above-named object ,-^ re , therefore , appeal to you the members of the ^ National Charter Association in North Lancashire , to give us all the support you possible can . We are » waw that a great number of you are out of employment ,
and hundreds of the members of our association are in a State of utter starvation ; and that misery , destitution , and wretchedness are the order of the day amongst the "working class , whilst the privileged classes are living in luxuriant idleness ,- ~ are consuming the wealth pri > duced by the working men , whilst they add nothing to the national wealth . We behold a Queen adorned in all the pomp of royalty , idolised by the nincompoops of a dissolute aristocracy , dressed in all the gew-gaw tappings of a tomfool , taking annually from the the pockets of the people upwards of £ 500 , 000 for ha support , or as mnch as a man could earn in 20 , 000 years , if he received fer his labour ten shillings per week , or £ 25 per year , whilst thousands of British subjects are living upon no more than one penny per day per head ; and yet we are told by the Iron Duke , and the Spinning-Jenny Baronet , that there is no distress existing amongst the working class . These men have -wrung fortunes from the blood , bones , and sinews of
the working class , ani yet they can tell us that they intend to bring forward no measure for our relief , but tiat of a system of transportation ; but , fellow-working men , we appeal to you for support , that we may be enabled to carry into every nook , comer , and cranny , of our country , the principle of ourgloriouj Charter , and enable us to destroy that faction that would now , because you are poor , Bend you like felons into a foreign country , that you might eke out a miserable existence . Tea , Englishmen , yon are to be torn from all that is dear to you ; you must no more look upon the cottage that gave you birth—no more view the fields in which you have rambled in childhood—no more associate with the playmates of your boyhood , but you must be separated from all the endearing ties of nature , ia order to satisfy tie destreyiag propensities of a crew of ¦ wholesale robbers and brigands , who live and fatten xipon corruption ; but thank God their occupation , like Othello's , is gone .
Working men , you all determine no longer to submit to their tyrannical sway , but in the dignity of your manhood , you have nobly demanded your Charter , and lave sworn before God , and on the altar of your country , that you will not rest satisfied until you have obtained your Charter—the panacea for all your evils . We appeal to you to use your best exertions as soon as pessible , to collect the required sum for the Bupport ol the forthcoming Convention , that that body , when they meet , may see by the alacrity you . have used , that they have your undivided support , so that it will enable them to demand boldly your right , that has been so long unjustly withheld from you by a few designing knaves .
In conclusion , we urge you to keep up the agitation , write in one common bond of union—let your energies be concentrated in one grand focus ; then , by your union and strength , you may enable your Convention and Executive to finally beat down corruption nnder your feet , and for ever to establish universal liberty—the basis of the British Constitution . Your most humble and obedient servants , Jas . 5 Iooxe , Wj . Bewley . KORW 1 CH . — Dr . M'DonaH has been delivering a series of lectures here on the following subjects : —The principles of the Charter , and its probable effects on society when made the law of the land . The principles of Pree Trade , and their effects under the present system
of legislation . The origin of society , government , and monopoly . And , lastly , on the benefits to be derived irom a national organisation of trade societies , aided and protected by the gigantic powers guaranteed by the People ' s Charter . On the occasion cf the last lecture , a delegate from the London masons attended , and , according to arrangement , the Chairman opened the meeting by informing them "what business would be introduced , and presented Mr . Ironmonger ( the masons ' delegate ) to their notice , who entered into an explana- " ti » n of the masons' strike . Resolutions were passed binding the meeting to support the masons in their
laudable determination to resist oppression and defend the oppressed . Dr . M'Douall then delivered his concluding lecture , " and , at its close , promised to revisit them in summer , and deliver an address in the open air . This announcement was received "with most deafening plaudits ; and after it had subsided , a memo lial for the recall of Frost , Williams , and Jones , and the unconditional release of all political prisoners , was submitted to the meeting and appoved of . It ia to be presented to the Secretary of State by Dr . M'Douall . Thus closed the Doctor ' s labours , which will not Eoon be forgotten . He retired with the good -wishes of alL
XOWDON—Theee Dotes , Berwick-Street , J 5 OBO . —This Association met on Wednesday night wefck . Mr . Fairer delivered a lecture to a respectable aadience . BRIGHTON . —A public meeting of the Chartists of Brighton was held on Mond 3 y evening , December 20 th , for the purpose of mtmorializing her Majesty to grant a free pardon to Frost , Williams , and Jones . ABERDEEN . —The Aberdeen Charter "Union met on Monday week , when Mr . M'Kay , moulder , delivered a lecture on Democratic Governments .
Soiree , Social Meetlng , i > d Ball . —On Friday evening , a Soiree , Social Meeting , and Ball , in honour of the old veteran Chartist , Archibald M'Donald , was held in the hall , 3 S , George-street The hall was tastefully decorated with flags , banners , -&c , with appropriate democratic mottas . A band of music was also in attendance , and contributed much to enliven the entertainment . After tea had been served out , the party was addressed by Messrs . Nicholson , M'Donald , the guest of the evening , Largue , Wright , &c . Several songs were sung and recitations delivered during the evening . Alter the company had Ihus . been entertained , the fioor "was cleared and the lads and the bonnie lassies , tripped the light fantastic toe until the ' wee shert hrur ayon * . the twal , " when the the party broke up highly gratified .
ECC 1 ES . —Cheisthas Dat . —This was anoted day for the triumph of Chartism in this once / forr-ridden Tillage ; but , thank God , by the exertions of a few honest men , the spell of delusion and humbug is burst ,. and many , who have long been misguided by the mists of prejudice , are now embracing our glorious principles of universal justice . The Council of this Association came to the determination of holding an outdoor meeting on this day , for the purpose cf memorialising her Majesty , on the event of the great service sh * has done to this nation , by giving birth to a Prince of Wales , to restore Frost , Williams , and Jones to their native land , and to grant a free pardon to all political prisoners . At the hour appointed ( two o ' clock ) , a platform being erected opposite Mi .
Catterall'a public-house , the business of the meeting commenced . Mr . Guthrie was called to the chair . Mr . . David Morrison moved the first resolution , pledging the aeeting to memorialise tha Queen for the above object , ¦ which was carried unanimously . The memorial was tiffin read by the Chairman , and being proposed and seconded , was also agreed to . Mr . Linney , from Manchester , and Mr . Raskin , of Salford , severally spoke to the memorial with great effect Shortly after the meetfag -was dissolved , when a large party sat down to tea a * the Association Room , King-street i where the eyes -were feasted as well as the appetite , by the wellamnged and beautiful manner in which everything was
displayed . The room was tastefully decorated with evergreens , and portraits of many of our distinguished patriots ; over the fire-place the portraits of O'Connor , O'Brien , andM'Dooall were the most prominent , being cf a large size , with beautiful rosewood frames . The large room not being capable of accommodating the numerous party , being 215 in number , a second table was ¦ erred up ; and after deing ample justice in dis-« pMJTi g the merits of the repast , the tables were xemered , and tha public having been admitted , the remainder of the evening was spent in the most gratifying manner , toast , * ong , sentiment , asd dance succeeding till a late hour .
-THORNTON . —A public meeting "was Loiuen m in the < 2 » rti 4 t Association Boom , on the 25 th instant , when it was" determined not to agitate for" anything , abort of the Charter . i
KINROSS . —The inhabitants of tr j 8 town held a public meeting on Tuesday week , in . the open air , at the mouth of Kirkgate , to consider . the propriety of electing a delegate to the forthcoir jng Convention , to be held in Glasgow , and also to me jiorialise her Majesty on behalf of the Welsh victims . Mr . William Melville of Markinch , was proposed for . the Convention . A memorial to the Queen was then . submitted to the consideration of the niteting and ap proved of . YORK . —A public meeting was held in the Charter Association Room , on Christ mas-day , for the purpose of
adopting a memorial to he * Majesty , praying fer the restoration of Frost , Willu itns , and Jones , Mr . Croft in the chair . The memorial was proposed by Mr . Burley , seconded by Mr . Demain ., and supported by Mr . Jones in a most eloquent addr ess of two hours duration , and concluded amidst tbu nders of applause , when the memorial was put jtnd carried unanimously . Mr . Jones also lectured * t the above room on the same evening on " Royalt' / , " Mr . T . Pulleyn in the chair . On Sunday evening , D < jc the 26 th , Mr . Jones again lectured on the principles o f the Charter .
Thz O'Conkoa Release Demonstration Committee , in publishing their Balance Sheet at so late a period , "beg to szate that the delay has been occasioned by circumstanr ^ s over which thty had no controul , but which it is unnecessary to publish . They beg at the sasie time to return their sincere M ^ nfc « to those friends ia the various localities , who bo kindly assisted them on that occasion .
RECEIPTS . £ a . d . Subscribed in York 17 16 11 Woodhouse , per Mr . Scott ... 0 5 0 Cutherstone , per Mr . Smith ... 0 1 9 Potteries , per Mr . Smart ... ... 0 6 0 Nottingham , per Mr . Black ... 0 5 0 Hunslet , p « r Mr . Hick 0 5 0 Market Weigh ton , per Mr . Mackenning ... ... 0 7 6 Newry , Ireland ... 0 4 6 Received from the Star Office ... 0 10 0 Mr . Drake , Seliy ... 0 10 0 Mr . T . Pulleyn ... 10 6
21 11 5 Expenditure as per Balance Sheet ,.. 25 15 11 Balance due to the Treasurer ... 4 4 6 Audited by Jas . Scrnton , John Brown , Jas . Webster . R . Gill , Treasurer . W . Cordeux , Secretary . Any friends wishing for a detailed account of the expentuie , may be furnished with a Balance Sheet by application to the Secretary , at 26 , Micklegate .
WELDOM-OK-THE-WOODS , NORTHAMPTONSHIRE . —Mr . Gowland lectured on temperance at Mr . . Cooper ' s , on Thursday last Mr . Cooper has received from an old friend of our old town £ 5 , for the purpose of agitating this county with the principles of the Charter . He has forwarded the same to Mr . Jonet , County Treasurer . A delegate meeting was held at -Northampton , on Sunday , when cash was handed in from different localities , and a letter was read from Er . M'Douall , who is expected to visit this county forthwith .
XiOTJGHBOROTJGH . —Mr . G . J . Barney lectured "here on the 26 th to a crowded audience . A resolution denouncing the Sturge document , and adhering to the Charter , was unanimously agreed te . " A delegate meeting was held on the same day , when persons were present from Loughborough , M » untsorrell , Hathern , Button , Whatton , and Sheepshead ; the following resolution was unanimously agreed to : — " That this meeting does not feel satisfied with the recommendation of the delegate meeting , held at Nottingham a short time back , and they do now request that Mr . SkevJngton will withdraw his resignation , and stand "the poll along with the rest of the candidates for the counties of Nottingham , Derby , Leicester , Rutland , and Lincoln .
MANCHESTER . —The Committee of the Temperance Boom , New Blackley-street , Manchester , held a grand tea party in the above room , on Christmas Day , when upwards of two hundred sat down . The room was tastefully decorated with evergreens . The evening's amusement consisted of songs , recitations , and some pleasing anecdotes . STOCKPORT . —Mr . John Campbell , of Manchester , lectured in the Chartist Room , on Sunday evening , on the alarming ttite of the nation , the wrongs inflicted on tbe working classes , the position of the Chartist body , and the probability of success . The cause is doing well here again .
The youths of Stockpoit held a concert in the Chartist Room , Bomber ' s-brow , on Christmas Eve-The arrangements were excellent and reflected great credit on the exertions of the Committee . Besides the usual entertainments , laughing gas was administered , and " the harmony was kept up till an advanced hour . On Christmas Day a substantial dinner was provided , and a large number partook of it -, after which , the day was spent in dancing , singing , &c &c—On Sunday , Mr . John Campbell , of Manchsster , lectured to the yonths in the af ternon . * V OTJSEBTJRN . —The Chartists of this place assembled as usual in their Reading Boom , near Byker Bar , on Sunday morning last , > Jr . J . Hebden in tbe chair . A deputation was in attendance from Newcastle , with a balance sheet of the O'Brien election fund . Mr . J . Hall was elected on behalf of the men of this place to examine the balance sheet and make arrangements for getting it printed .
STJBliXK . —The Irish "Universal Suffrage Association met on Sunday last , at their great room , No . 14 , North Ann-Btre € t , 51 r . P . H olden in the chair . The Secretary read the minutes of the last meeting ; he also read letters from Mr . JohnTrszer , Glasgow , and Mr . J . R . H . Bairstow , Leicester—the latter gentleman requesting to "bs admitted an honorary , member . He also read a letter from Mr . James Ward , Macelesfield , containing the names of eight persons resident in that town , and requesting that they might be admitted members . Mr . O'Higgins proposed the admission of Mr . Philip Branr nori , of Walton Common , Isle of Wight . He read an excellent letter from that gentleman , enclosing his subscription to the assoeiatien , and requesting the honour of being admitted a member . Mr . O'Higgins said
that this "was the gentleman whom the soi discait Reformers of Belfast have vilified and traduced ; and who -were , he regretted to say , aided by that portion of the press in Belfast "which was called Liberal . Mr . R . Dunn seconded the motion . Mr .-M . Kelly , in a very eloquent speech , depicted the evils of the presett system , and reprobated tbe conduct of those who called themselves the friends of Ireland , whose eyery act was for their own and against their country ' s interest . He concluded by moving that Mr . John Toolebe admitted a member . Mr . O'Higgins said he was exceedingly rtjeiced at the opportunity afforded him of seconding the admission of Mr . Toole , particularly as Mr . Teole was one of those who gave their Society considerabie opposition upon one or two
occasions last summer , nnder a mistaken notion respecting its objects ; but that his opposition partook mere of a spirit of inquiry than that factious and turbulent opposition which others thought proper to adopt It was , therefore , plain to every one that Mr . Toole had joined the Association from a conviction of its having a greater tendency to promote the welfare of the working classes of Ireland without reference to sect or pat ty . The accession cf a man who had become , like Mr . Toole , convinced of the advantages tbe country would derive from the spreading of tfeeir principles before he joined the society , "was woith a score ef men who might join them either hastily or inconsiderately . Mr . Corbettsaid , bethought the day for opposition was gone by : tae Irish Universal Suffraee Association were not
now afraid of any opposition ; for his pait , he courted it , and though but on humble working man , he would not be the least daunted to meat any of those who bad denounced them as being a body of men opposed to the interests of Ireland ; he was a Catholic and a Munsterman , and he repudiated the unchristian threat of bringing over five hundred thousand Munster men to cut down theirEnglish Protestant brethren for no other reason than that of having formed a Chartist Association , the object of which he ^ knew to be that of obtaining the rights of the working classes , in the benefits of which his countrymen would be equal participators . ( Hear . ) Mr . John Toole rose and said he thanked the meeting most sincerely for admitting him a member of their Association . He came forward to join them after
having given their principles the most mature consideration .- He had been a member of several associations , but he never joined one with the same kind of feeling which he did that of the Irish Universal Suffrage Association . ( Hear , hear . ) He saw that their object was to promote the general happiness of their country . Other political societies were agitating the country from centre to surface for the purpose of promoting their own personal ambition , without making any effort to promote the interests or ameliorate the hard condition of the working man . The Chartists were not seeking places either for themselves or their relations , as the leaders of all other associations were . Their bitterest opponents were obliged to give , them credit for integrity of purpose and consistency . They were opposed and would be opposed by Whig and Tory , and all the place- hunters and followers of these two great factions , who , no matter how much opposed in other
matters , joined most cordially in resisting the rights of the people . The association had only to go on a * it had heretofore done , and the whole country would Boon join it , because it was now pretty generally admitted that their scatty was strictly lawful in every respect , notwithstanding all that was said about its unlawfulness , for no other purpose than that of detering timid men from joining their ranks . ( Hear , hear . ) The question of taking Pishshamble-street Theatre was again brought forward , upon which an animated discussion ensued , in which Messrs . Brophy , Dillon , O'Connell , ( not Dan , ) O'Higgini , M'Cartan , M ' Mahon , Relly , and several others took a prominent part The propriety of taking the Theatre was urged upon the ground that the treasurer had , after clearing all expences for the past half year , sufficient funds on hand for that purpose It was ultimately agreed upon that the question should be brought forward formally , and after ¦ dne notice . Mr . John Toole was called to the chair .
aad the tnanks of the meeting -were given to Mr Hplden , for his impartial conduct therein , when th meeting . separated . -
WINDSOR—STRIKE OF THE LOKDON MASONS . A public meeting was held at toe Grapes Tavern , Thames-street , Windsor , on Wednesday , Dec 22 nd , for the purpose of assisting the masons in their present struggle . Messrs . Walton and Davies attended from London , and addressed the meeting . The conduct of government in interfering with the strike and assisting Grissell and Peto , was severely handled . The conduct of Allen was fully explained , which created the greatest sensation in the meeting . A committee , of nine was formed from the trades of Windsor ,, to receive subscriptions and hold communications with the masons * committee in London . A vote of thanks was given to the chairman ; three cheers for the patriotic masons ; and the meeting separated highly gratified with the proceedings oqthe evening .
BYKER HILL . —A public meeting of the inhabitants of this place was held in the Primitive Methodist chapel , on Wednesday evening , Deo . 22 , Mr . W . K . Robson In the chair . Mr . J . Cockburn delivered a lecture on the Corn Law fallacies , and proved to the entire satisfaction of his audience , that if the Com Laws were repealed to-morrow , that the working classes wsuld not be benefited one farthing without other accompanying measures . MAtTON . —On Monday evening Mr . Jones , from Liverpool , delivered a long and able lecture on the rights of the working millions , the utility of the People ' s Charter , and the means of procuring it . After the lecture a memorial to the Queen , praying for the speedy restoration of Messrs . Frost , Williams , and Jones , was agreed to .
KETTLE . —A public meeting of the Kettle-bridge , Monkstown , and Kettle Chartist Associations was held in the Subscription School-room , Kettle , on Saturday evening last , to elect a delegate to attend the ensuing meeting or Scottish delegates , to be held in Glasgow , Mr . David Rollo was called te the chair , and in a short , but rery excellent address , opened the meeting . The following resolution was passed unanimously . Moved by Mr . Alexander Henderson , and seconded by Mr . Thomas Jackson , " That this meeting agree to elect Mr . William Melville , of Markinch , to represent this county in the General Convention of Scottish delegates shortly to beheld in Glasgow .
ST . ANDREWS . —A public meeting of the St . Andrews Chartists was held here on the evening of Monday , the 20 th December . The following resolutions were moved by Mr . Chatles Stewart , printer , seconded by Mr . David Black , shoemaker , and unanimously agreed to , viz : —" That we , as a constituent portion of the county Fife hereby elect Mr . William Melvilla , of Markinch , to represent this county in the National Meeting of Scottish Delegates , to be held in Glasgow , on Monday , the 3 rd of January , and following days . " 2 nd . " That , while we regret that the English Executive did not consult their Scottish brethren in the drawing up of a National Petition , we are of opinion that under existing circumstances , seeing that the petition drawn up by them , and published in the Northern
Star , has been universally adopted throughout England , and also in several parts of Scotland , it would be much better , for the purpose of securing unanimity , that the National Petition should be adopted as it now stands : that we hereby approve of that Petition , and request Mr . Melville to support its adoption in its present form . " 3 rd . " That we request Mr . Melville to vote and protest against the introduction of any discussion in the Convention relative to the bugbear of physical or moral force , as we are of opinion that every such discussion tends to weaken our forces by creating unnecessary division . * ' A memorial to the Queen , praying for a free pardon to Frost , Williams , and Jones , was also approved of , and ordertd to be transmitted to Sir James Graham , for presentation to her MBJesty . "
LEICESTER . —Mr . G . Julian Harney delivered a stirring and instructive lecture in the room at All Saint * Open , last Saturday nigbt . He was peculiarly felicitous in describing the cant of priests : roars of laughter interrupted puts of his lecture wherein the farcical pathos of parsons was depictured . Our teameeting at the Guildhall , on Monday night , was an extraordinary one ; upwards of 409 persons sat down to tea and coffee , in two courses . Recitations and singing succeeded till ten o ' clock , and dancing was kept up till two the next morning . In spite of our poverty we tad " a merry Christmas . "
NEWCASTLE . —The Newcastle Chartists held their weekly business meeting in the Chartists'Hall , Goat Inn , Cloth Market , on Monday evening , as usual . Tbe Secretary read the minutes of last meeting , and the rules to be observed at all business meetings of tho Chartists of Newcastle , which the Committee appointed last week bad drawn out , and which were adopted unanimously . The notices of motion last week were then read , when Mr . Cockburn moved , that a committee of five be new appointed to draw out the rules for the anticipated debating society , and submit them to the Association next meeting night , which was seconded by Mr . Cross , and carried unanimously . Messrs . Ccckburn , Dees , Cross , Purvis , and Sinclair were chosen . Moved by Mr . Cockbum , seconded by Mr . Cuthbertson ,
that two delegates be now elected to represent this Association , and the country districts of Northumberland that co-operate with us , at the delegate meeting in Sunderland on New Year ' s Day ; carried . Messrs . Cockburn and Sinclair were duly elected . The motion of which Mr . Kirker gave notice last week , relative to the addreaa of Sir Frederick Pollock , on behalf of Frost , Williams , and Jones , was proposed by him , seconded by Mr . Cross , and carried unanimously . Mr . Kirke was appointed to draw up the address , and submit it next meeting night After some discussion on the subject of the mission to Sunderlaud , instructions were given to the delegates as to the course to be adopted . The following notices of motions were then filed for next week . By Mr . Dees : —That a member of
the General Council be elected this night week in lieu of Mr . Pickering resigned . Mr . Sinclair , said that in order to give due importance to the adoption of the anticipated address to Sir James Graham , Bart ., the Home Secretary , I will on this night week , propose that a deputation be appointed to wait upon the Mayor , to request the use ef the Guildhall on an early day , and at such an hour as will best suit tbe convenience of a majority of the working classes , to attend for the purpose of adopting an address to the Right Hon . Sir J . Graham , Bart , M . P . Secretary to the Home Department , relative to appointing Chart if ts to the Magisterial Bench in common with those of the other political parties in the state . A vote thanks having been agreed to the chairman the meeting separated .
CKATFORD . —The National Petition was adopted here at a public me * ting on Monday evening , Mr . Workman in the chair . The petition was moved by Messrs . Harris and Sideaway . of Gloucester , and supported by Mr . Port , in a speech of great weight , which did him credit . Speeches were also made by Messrs . Knowles , Cook , and ethers . STROTJD . —The National Petition has been adopted here at a public meeting of the inhabitants , held on Saturday evening , Mr . Pritchard in the chair . Excellent speeches were made by Messrs . Harris , Clissold , and others . Saturday , 25 th . —A committee meeting was held to prepare foi the tea meeting and soiree on Mcnday ; it was moved and seconded that a vote of thanks be given to the Editor of the Northern Star , for the manner in which their repoits have been noticed .
MANCHESTER . —Mr . Griffin , who was in nomination for the Convention for the county of Stafford , has declined to stand in favour of Mr . Doyle .
* " . . T " .. ,..- ¦ ¦ : - - TTTtt -NOTiTH-.- ^ tt-y ^^ ^ : ¦ - ? v ^ r - : C ^ v / :-. ^ .:, / :: \ - : v ^ : ; - V " - : - - ¦ ¦ - ¦ . r- : / H \\ - ; : i
New Chartist Periodical.
NEW CHARTIST PERIODICAL .
Northern Star (1837-1852), Jan. 1, 1842, page 2, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ns/issues/vm2-ncseproduct735/page/2/