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The Tories seeing tie flexibility of the Whigs , opposed the bill as thus altered , and threw it out . /^ hird attempt tras made "b y the "Whigs , which area did sway with the clause providing that onetenth of the tithes should he gfren to the poor . The hill as thus altered was supported by O'Connell , when everv thing that could be of the least service to Irishmen was dfectwely destroyed by those alterations , » nd thus when the provision for abolishing the sinecures , and that for appropriating one-tenth of the tithes to the support of the poor , it was thus passed absolutely destitute of " every good qriality . The nextwas the Corporation Bill . Thev had brought . in a bill for Corporate ^ Reforms , T ^ e Tories seeing the flexibility of the Whigs ,
including sixty-seven towns , and possessing similar provisions to tie English Corporation Bill . The Tories having tried the perseverence of the " Whigs in their measures did not fear to spoil that bill also . They opposed it and rejected it , when the "Whigs made a second attempt and brought in a bill providing Heibnns for fifty-four towns . THs was also rejected . . 4 . third bill was attempted , containing forty-seTen towns , ( twenty less than the number first proposed , ) jrhieh the Tories also rejected ; and thns ended the efforts of the Melbourne Administration on behalf of the Irish Corporation Question . It was well known , however , that these questions were raised merelv because the ^ Thigs and Tories were agreed
on all impor tant English questions , and as Ministers cannot be supposed to be in office without doing something , they directed their efforts towards Irer land , which however they never intended to improve bv their Legislation .- —( Cheers . ) He begged their attention to the Coercion Bill which was passed under Melbourne ' s government . It was first provided by that Bill that the Lord lieutenant might call a Court of Special Sessions in any district in Ireland he might think fit : that he might appoint to preside at that sessions aking ' s Serjeant , or a council
at law , who , of course , would be paid by government , and to him was given The power to try all cases , except felonies , which were punishable with death . And thus , a hired judge was likely to cooperate with the government in oppressing the peop le . ( Shame . ) Another provision of that Bill is , that the grand jury who were summoned to the court might apply to the Lord Lieutenant , who conld give that court power to issue orders to the following effect : — " That every individual in the district should remain in his house from one hour
alter son-set to sun-rise , and that if any man be found out of his house during these hours , he might be detained in prison for trial , and convicted of a misdemeanour . " ( Shame , shame . ) But that , though bad enough , was not the worst . This court could order , that all the inhabitants should return a list of all the inmates of the ionse . This list being returned , the court may order the magistrates to domiciliary visits . They may go to any house , in the raiddle of the niiht , order the inmates to be dragged out before them , and if they did not appear within ren minutes they were liable to the following
penalties : —•* For not appearing outside their doors on these occasions they were liable , for the first time , to be impr isoned one month and fined £ 1 ( Shame , shame ) ; and for the second , three months and £ 5 . " ( Cries of shame . ) Be it remembered that this is the mitigated Coercion Act and is .-t ill in fcr .-r . ( Continued cries of shame . ) Mr . Crawford here entered into an affecting relation of tbe miseries to which the poor Irish people were subjected by this provision , many of them being almost without clothes to cover them , were obliged to come out of their bouses ; and from their miserable beds into tbe cold
or rain , or whatever may be , to axswer to their Barnes . ( At this relation the meeting expressed a deep sympathy with the sufferings of their Irish brethren , and expressed their loud disapprobation of die proceedings of that base and mischievous government . ) Mr . Crawford then adverted at great length to the Constabulary Bill , for tbe purpose of consolidating tbe constabulary laws in Ireland . Those laws , irMcb armed the constabulary in Ireland , were originally framed by the Tories , on a far less scale , and ¦ sere 2 ot entirely in "the bands of Government The bill passed by the "Whigs rendered that force permanent , and gave the Lord Lieutenant power to iserease it at bis pleasure . This force was disciplined in the same manner as the soldiers of the Handing army . It was in fact a standing army , iept up in the country , neither subject to the Mutiny
Act nor to Parliament . —( Shame- ) That bill too placed an enormous patronage in tbe bands of Government ; it paid a general inspector of this force £ 1 , 500 a year ; two deputy inspectors £ 300 a year each ; one hundred and twenty-eight county inspectors , each having £ 500 a year ; thirty-five snb-inspectors at £ 250 a year each * eighteen pay masters with £ 100 a year each ; chief constablis in great numbers having each £ 150 a year ; deputy or assistant chief-constables £ 70 each ; some other officer-: having £ 50 a year each ; and the policemen generally from £ 35 to £ 25 a year each ; thus there was vested in the bands of tbe Crown by that bill an amount of patronage enough of itself to subvert the libenies of any country . —( Here the turst of cheering and execrating was deafening and terrible ; and at the statement of these simple facts without comment the feelincs of the meeting seemed
to bi raised to such a pitcfi , as to be ready for tbe most desperate action . ) The Lord Lieutenant could appoint magistrates with a salary of £ 400 a year , who being thus subject to the Crown were cot likely to \> e impartial in the administration of justice , but who might reasonably be expected to be the tools and slaves of whatever Government they aicht be appointed under . —( Hear , bear . ) "Was it possible- that the people could have justice under these timcmstanees ?— £ No , no . ) Magistrates no doubt were both useful and necessary , but they should be appointed by the people . —( Loud cheers . ) Another specimen of ^ Vhig Legislation was that the people were taxed by grand juries who were 20 : the representatives of the country . He had given them some specimens of bills which the
Legislature bad proposed for Ireland , but had not been able to pass : they had also specimens of those which they had passed , and he would just briefly touch trpou another measure before he dismissed the sclject . The people of England had complained and justly about the Poor Law Amendment Act , hut if the English Poor Law Amendment Bill for England was bad , that proposed for Ireland was ten tines worse . There was no discretion to be given to the Commississioners with regard to out-door relief in Ireland . Mo-man could be permitted to re ceiTf relief witho . at going into a bastile . ( Shame . ) The "Whigs had said that the poor man had no claim *» the soil , ana they would make him a wanderer on the face of the earth , without any claim upon tie la ^ d in which be was born : but he maintained that
i ^ c poor man had a claim upon the soil ; and that . no fflaa who was an unwiBing idler should be deprived of £ But ibis bill gave to Irishmen no chance of repcf except by emigration ; and thns the miserable i n habitants of that unhappy country had no other cnoit-e than expatriation , imprisonment , or death . ( Sham ? , shame . ) . This was not the Bill he wanted for Ireland , but one that would giTe employment to those who were willing to work without goinc iato a pr ison bouse to obtain it . ( Loud cheers . ) People should not T > e punished for their povertv . * hieb they could not avoid . ( Hear . ) PoTerty was often created by bad regulations of society , and especially by such laws as the Corn Laws . "( Loud cheers . ) Such were the specimens of "Whig legis lation for Ireland . ( Shame . ) Mr . Crawford then combated the fashionable doctrines of tbe over
population of the country ; but be thought if just ice * ere equally administered , there was not only room « ooagh , but there were also intelligence and industry , and means , on which these might operate amply sufficient , not only to procure comfort for our present population , but to make a considerably greater population perfectly happy , so far as tie means of comfortable subsistence could enable &em to do so . The executive proceedings of the ilelbourne Ministry were then taken into consider-* aon by Mr . Crawford , who proved that tbey had Wa equally as absurd and oppressive . He adverted to the circumstance ofWexford gaol being ^ e a receptacle for cattle that were seized for fc ^ es ; mi waen buyers conld not be found , of the
« nnons of government appropriating them to their f * a use . He therefore wished the people of Eng-« 2 i to make a stand , and insist upon their representatives br inging forward such measures an would ^ productive of general good . ( Hear . ) He knew the ^ i ? s too well to give them any longer trial ; but « _ wished the people to try them that they might ^ ° ? a greater force to demand their rights . Mr . 5 ?^ * continued his address for nearly two hours , ^ after stating the iacts above recorded , inter-^ ersing them with remarks suitable to their charac-* r , he jammed up the whole by an impressive
T ?*'" to Englishmen las well as to the men of Leeds , * •* " determined in their clamour for their rights—^^^ "ted in their operations—united in their deiSv *"" in ? ieir lieaxt ?> and ie doubted not ( I nlr ^ "l * M 1 ^ ultamately achieve a glorious triumph . r ^ cheera . ) [ We had prepared a much more ^ % Teport of tiiis excellent speech ^ but finding ^ ° f Mr . Crawford ' s speeches , delivered at a dinner . / - « ley-brid ge , in which there is a considerable ^ ?* aty , so far ai the statement of facts and the v rassion of sentiment are concerned , that we refer Jeaders to that report to make np any deficiency ¦ cci fljay be omitted in ftis . ]
£ -Mr . Be almost then addressed the meeting , in a long speech , which was loudly cheered . He was afraid that little good would be done by moral force , and that lbs end of the whole matter would be an appeal to physical force . Indeed , the constitution recognised the right of that appeal whenever the people were under a tyranny . Mr . Cbawfokd again replied . He admitted that the constitution allowed that appeal ; but he would only resort to that appeal as the dernier alternative . The Chairman gave the next toast , which was " The five great Radical principles and . the democratic Press . " ^^ - . Be ^ most then addressed the meeting , in
Mr . O'Connor , in a long and very animated address , replied to the toast . He characteri&ed the Press as the sovereign of the country , and as having the sole dominion . He regretted that an engine which might be made so powerful an auxiliary in the people ' s cause , should be so shamefully corrupted —for it was a well-known fact that some who professed to be Tories , for the sake of pelf , were the proprietors of Radical newspapers ; and others who professed to be -Radicals , were the proprietors of Tory papers . He illustrated his assertion of the sovereignty of the Press bv a great variety of facts ,
and by tbe exhibition of certain objects which would necessarily be obtained by a free and uncorrupted press . The speech was listened to with great attention , and was received with the loudest approbation . Dr . Taylor , from Glasgow , then addressed the meeting . He delivered along and humorous address , which . was full of important truths , as well as replete with interesting jokes . i \ ever was a man more enthusiastically received at a meeting than was Dr . Taylor : and we do deeply regret that we are so cramped for room , that we must not at present proceed a Single step further .
' The next toast was " The memory of "William Cobbett , late M . P . for Oldham , and a speedy repeal of tbe Poor-law Amendment Act . " It was drunk in silence . Mr . Cbabtbee , from Barnsley , replied in a very able speech , not forgetting to dress the gentlemen of the p . ress ( tbe reporters ) who , be said , had more time to laugh and square their shoulders , than to tell truth . He expressed his readiness , on any occasion , to render any assistance in bis power either to the Radicals . of Leeds or any other place wherever they might require his services .
" Tbe Health and Prosperity of tbe "Working Men ' s Association of Leeds" was next given by Mr . O'Connor , seconded by Dr . TayloT , and responded to by Mr . "White , after which the party retired to their respective habitations , much delighted wi th \ he entertainment .
BRADFORD . "Working of the New Poob . Law . —On tbe 14 th of December last , twenty-nine paupers belonging to Darlington , were removed from Bradford , at an expense of about £ 20 , in obtaining orders of . removal , conveying them , meat , &c . The reason of their being removed was on account of the Board -of Guardians , of Darlington , refusing to iillow . any relief whatever to able-bodied paupers , although they might be in temporary distress only ; and in answer to applications for relief for them , they said remove them . Among the paupers removed was one Richard "Wilkinson ; on " Wednesday , " 3 rd instant , he was brought before the
magistrates , at tbe Court House , charged with vagrancy , in naving Tetumed to Bradford , and bis wife having applied for relief . He stated that be had received £ -2 from the Board of Guardians , at DaTlington , to leave the place ; and this statement was strengthened by bis having plenty of inonev in his pockets , and having been drinking two or three days . His wife , too , told tbe same story . "Wilkinson also stated that tbe Board bad given other persons of " the names of Heslop and Simpson , £ 2 -or £ 3 each , to leave Darlington . He was committed for a month . —He has a wife and four children , who are in great destitution , and Bradford most likely will have to incur other expense in again removing them . Truly tbii is a fine system , and works well
Bradford Uxiox . —An order has been received by the Board of Guardians of this Union from tbe Poor Law Commissioners . "We shall give a short digest of it . It recites that tbe Poor Law Commissioners did , by an order , dated 21 st Jan . 183 7 , order tbat the several townships set forth in tbe margin , should , from tbe 10 th of ' February form an Union , and that the several parishes or townships included in such Union , should contribute and . be assessed to a common fund for purchasing , building , hiring or providing , altering or enlarging , any = workhouse , or other place for the reception and reHef ef tbe poor of such Union , and for
maintaining and . upholding the workhouse , payment of officers of the Union , and providing utensils and materials for setting the poor to work therein , in such proportions as on tbe average of three y ears , such relief had cost such parishes and townships separately . It is then stated tbat the Commissioners bad ascertained the annual average expense for three years sustained by each parish or township in the relief of its poor , and that it was as follows : — Bradford , £ 3236 ; Allerton , £ 252 ; Bowling , £ 476 ; Bokon , £ 142 ; Calverley with Garsley , £ 590 ; Claxton , £ 42 G ; Cleckheaton , £ 271 ; Dri ' uhlington , £ 269 ; Heaton , £ 214 ; Horton , £ 1035 ; Hunsworth ,
£ 14 S ; Idle , 1151 ; Manningham , £ 343 ; North Bierley , £ 880 ; Pudsey , £ i ' ) 84 ; Shipley , £ 186 ; Thornton , £ 680 ; Tong , £ 421 ; "Wike , 143 ; "Wilsden ,- £ 265 ; and it is ordered that they shall be assessed in a common fund for the purposes before ment ioned , in proportion to their respective averages . It is ordered , tbat where the Board of Guardians shall appoint an assistant overseer , his salary shall be debited to the account of the place for which-. he shall act ; and thus the person employed to collect the rates of any township shall be paid by the allowance of a certain ratio per cent , on the sum collected , to be determined by the Guardians , « nbject to the approbation of the
Comers . Ax IxcoRB . iGiBi . E . —At tbe Court House , on Monday , Mary Dixon was committed to " Wakefield for three months as an incorrigible disorderly . Moses Sugden stated , tbat on Sunday morning he found her in front of tbe Sun Inn very drunk , about two o ' clock , making an -uproar , and stopping all she met . She badJbeen forgiven several times by the magistrates before , on account of her years , " being elderly . She seemed to have no taste for the " icy precepts of Tespect , " ' but was as pert as a grasshopper before them , and thanked them with her best curtsey when thev committed her .
The Ixfirmary . —The election of a surgeon in the room of the late Mr . Lister , will take place on the 15 th . The whole of tbe candidates have withdrawn ,- except Mr . Illingwortb , so that his success is , we should think , certain . Axti-Slatery . —There is noplace in the empire more alive to the cause of humanity abroad . than the inhabitants of Bradford , but , like long-sighted people , tbey can discern objects accurately afar off ; but when the * are brought home to them , they see partially : and indistinctly . Nothing illnstrates this observation more than tbe fact , that while tbe
negro s wrongs have claimed a large share of the sympathy of tbe ministers of Bradford , hardly one has ever thought it worth bis while to denounce the wrongs of the poor anS unprotected at home . At tbe late meeting . in Salem Chapel , a person in the gallerv asked whether tbose on the platform would come forward and endeavour to emancipate tbe slaves at borne—the factory children . This question was met b y tbe quibble , tbat slavery did not exist in England . "V \ e would ask is the factory system in accordance with ' the-Christianity and the common dictates of humanity , and quote the inimitable Cowper , who says that men "
" disclaiming all rejrari For mercy and the common rights of man , . BniW factories tciOl blood . " Again we would ask in the words of tbe same poet is it right . " Tl ^ * man should -vrantonly encroach on fellow man , -Alr . dj : e Mm of Hs just and native rights , Eradicate him , tear him from ii 3 told . Upon the endearment of domestic life , " by shutting Turn up in Poor Law Bastiles , and sehim
parating . from his wife and children . AVesay that tbe ministers of Bradford , of all denominations , have given just cause of . complaint , by their total silence on the Poor Law and Factory questions , and rendered their zeal in the cause of humanity abroad very questionable . They can see great faults in the TTestJndian planters ( and justly ) , but none in the task-masters of Bradford , of a great part of whom it mayie saidj in the words of Burke , "T he desk is their altar , the ledger their Bible , and money their God . "—York Courant .
The Distress caused by the late Flood . -As we were the first to point out th » sufferings inflicted upon many of the poor by the late flood , and to call for the exertions of the more wealth } ' towards Its amelioration , we feel it our pleasing duty to acknowledge that something has , though tardily , been done . The balance of- a . subscr iption- for the relief of the unemployed poor , amounting to £ 44 . 14 s . has just been devoted to that humane pnrpose ; and a noble example to others of his class has been set by Charles Harris , Esq ., who has subscribed one hundred pounds to the fund in question .
Mechanics' Institute . — -The sixth annual meeting of the Bradford Mechanics' Institute , was held on Tuesday evening last , in the Exehangebnildings . The Rev , James Ackworth , A . M . the president , occupied the chair . Amongst other business transacted , it was agreed to connect the Institute with the "West Biding Union of Mechanics ' Institutes , and also to petition Parliament for a reduction in tbe postage of letters . Subsequently a subscription of £ 50 from Charles Harris , Esq ., towards the building fund , was announced . There has been a slight decrease in the number of members during tbe past year . Mechanics' Txstittt ^^^^ " ^ - , ^ ,
_ A Climax of Generosity .-Charles Harris , Esq ., banker , aged 63 , has this week given £ 50 to the Mechanics' Institute ; £ 100 to the relief of the poor sufferers from the late flood ; and fondit his hand to his house-maid , who is a maid of 23 . Serious Accident . —Last Friday , as William BJpley ^ of ¦ Welling ton-street , foreman to Mr . Crabtree , joiner , was in the act of putting up a ladder on some hooka in a passage , in Bowling-lane , the steps on which he was standing slipped from under him ; the ladder fell on his neck and so severely injured the spinal marrow , that he now lies in great danger . Slayeby . —The adjourned meeting on the subject of the "West India Apprentices was to be held last night , ( Friday ) in the Friends' Meeting House .
George Thompson , Eso ., the abolitionist , was pledged to attend . The Tables Turned . —Mary Howard was charged at the Court House , Bradford , by Henry Cunningham , with stealing his watch . The parties are both ' . dealers in pots . On Thursday night last , the complainant sent a message to the defendant , who was in the , Market-pine ? , requesting she would goto the Kelson Inn , a < he wanted to sec her . She accordingly left her pots , and went to tbe place appointed . The complainant is a cousin of defendant ' s husband , and she thought it would be wrong if she did not go to see him . They bad a
noggin of rum together , and she was going to leave him , as he was intoxicated at the time , and bis horse and cart were standing at the door . As she was coming away , be missed bis watch , and immediately charged her with having taken it . He sent for the constable , and had her " taken to prison . Not satisfied with this , be followed , and conducted himself in so violent a manner , that he was himself locked up . It was proved that the defendant was perfectly sober , and she was searched , but no such thing as the watch was found upon her . It was also found that he ( complainant ) had struck the defendant ; and that be was in such a state oi
intoxication as to be incapable of knowing what he was doing . Under these circumstances the magistrates fined him 5 s . for being drunk , and to pay expenses , which" were al ^ o 5 s . The woman was discharged . An Impostor . —A young man calling himself , when at Bradford , "William Pilkington , is traversing the country with a recommendatory letter , to which the name of the Eev . G . S . Bull is fraudulently attached . The police are requested to look out for him—he is about 22 years old light hair and complexion , and about five feet three inches high .
Haworth . —The Rev . M . Saunders , of Haworth , having completed the fourteenth year of his pastorate over the second Baptist Church in that place , the members of the society , to the number of about 150 , commemorated tbe event by taking tea together on Kew Year's Day , in the school room connected with their place of worship . Several interesting addresses were delivered by the minister and some of the members , and also by the Itev . Joseph Harvey , of Cullingworth ,. and ' "W . Tetk-y , Esq ., of Asenby Lodge , wh « were present on the occasion , and greatly contributed to the interest * ' xcited .
GREAT MEETING AT BRADFORD . On "Wednesday night last , one of the largest indoor meetings ever held at Bradford , took place in the Great Koom of tbe Odd Felknvs ' -Hall , to consider the best means of obtaining emancipation for the working classes . Mr . Clarkson was in the chair , and a more glorious display of patriotism was never exhibited . The large room , which accommodates nearly 3 , 000 persons , was crowded in every corner , and many hundreds Avho couid not gain admission , went awa y disappointed . The chairman opened the business of the meeting by congratulating the people of Bradford upon their present position . He insisted upon the right of men thus constitutionally to meet and speak in lancuase not to be
mistaken . He then introduced Mr . Feargus O'Connor to the meeting , who was received with long and hearty cheers and clapping of hands . Mr . O'Connor addressed the ' meeting-at . considerable length , bearing upon the general policy of tbe Whigs , and showing the absolute impossibility of three political parties existing in the state . He explained the means by which one of those parties was to be disposed . o , namely , by allowing them to adjust their own differences , while tbe Eadicals laugh at the - quarrel . He entered into a most interesting detail of the effect which our foreign policy had upon our domestic concerns . He showed most clearly and ingeniously the reference which the Canadian ' question bad to ' tbe Poor Law Amendment Act , and the whole svstem
m machinery . Mr . O'Connor made a deep impression upon tbe meeting and , after introducing Dr . John Taylor ,--of-Glasgow , he sat down amid thunders of applause , which lasted several minute ? . Dr . Taylok next presented himself , and was received with the most rapturous enthusiasm , the great mais rising and giving nine hearty cheers . Dr . Taylor went into a history and review of the whole system of taxation , ' showing the effect which monopoly has upon the well-being of the people . He particularly instanced the timber and sugar duties ; and showed how those imposts pressed only upon the people . He gave a very interesting account of the state of parties in Scotland , and said that be and the cause were upon the eve of being crushed for ever , when Feargus O'Connor arrived amongst them , revived their drooping spirits , and laced
p the Radicals at the top of the tree . The Dr . expresed himself more delighted than he had ever been with any public meeting in bis life , and after a very long and instructive speech be sat down loudly cheered and rapturously applauded by the meeting . ' Mr . Peter Bussey was then ' called upon to address tbe meeting . He said it was very bard after they had heard the sledge hammer reasoning of the gentleman who bad preceded him , to call upon him to disgrace himself by attempting to mate a speech , but he felt an interest , as they all well knew , in the Radical cause , and he was ready to support it whenever be was required . He had often attended that place when meetings were held for > imilar purposes to that for which they had then assembled , and he had often regretted that they were so thinly attended . On some occasions it was
true they had bad the attendance of the gentlemen of the black cloth , and tbtfse of the legal profession ; but they were never to be expected where any measures were to be taken to promote the good of the people . He rejoiced however to see such an assembly , and if they had had occasion to complain that their attendance on former occasions was limited , that meeting amply compensated for any past indifference that might have been manifested towards tbe people ' s cause . And if they had not the attendance of those black worthies , they had , he was sure the spirit which fired the Canadians with the love ' of liberty , and which only wanted the match applying to it by some skilful hand , to set it into a
tremendous blaze . —( Loud cheers . ) Dr . Taylor had told them a very pretty story about a political tree overgrown wit * ivy , in which the "Whi gs and Tories bad nestled , and from which the "Whins had cropt some pretty slips of that ivy to distribute amongst the people ; but for his part instead of plucking up the ivy by the roots , he would take the tree by the middle and turn it upside down . —( Cheers . ) How would things be then ? "Wh y the Queen and her Ministers would be where they ought to he- ; ¦ thev would be at the bottom of the tree , and John Bull would be at the top of it . Her Majesty would then have to look imploringly to the people and ask them for their support , and ho was sure it would be given her . He had heard about the President of America having £ 5 , 000 a year , he would allow the Queen £ 10 , 000 , and with that he thought she might be satisfied Cheers '
. —( . ) He wa < noadvocate for the adoption of physical force when thev sought their rights ; but if moral force would not do physical force was then neeessary , and if the people were at last unwillingly compelled to have recourse to physical force , he was sure they would triumph ra the end . He , for this purpose , advised every Enghshman to provide himself with a musket . ( Cheers ) Hehaddoneit . ( Cheers . ) He now pame to another part of his subject , and one minutely bearing upon the object of the meeting , namely , emancipation , lo emancipate themselves they must be represented . —( Hear , hear . ) Feargus O'Connor had pointed out to them the manner in which that was to be accomplished , and with the assistance of that gentleman and under bus guidance , he would offer himself jw a candidate for their suffrages upon the first opportunity P ( Indescribable manifestations of feel-
ing m the meeting—cheering and waving of hats . ) The speaker , then entered into the state of Canada , a recominended the people to subscribe to back the Canadians iti their glorious struggle . Mr . O'Connor immediately se ' t the exampleby placing a ^ shilling upon a tray wbjch stood before him , and in an instant the whole ineetibg moved to the platform , to subscribe each his mite . > Mr . Bussey addressed the meeting at considerable length and in a very happy strain . He sat down amid thunders of applause . ; :-, . W ^ T ^ — ;• .,.. y . g g
Mr . Squire Farjiar , next presented himself , and was received with loud cheers . He repudiated the attacks which had been made upon the Malthusi an Radicals , who were ene and all for the suffrage ^ the only real protection for them was their liberties and their properties .: \ Mr . farrar showed the fallacy of dividing upon crotchets and recommended a unionof alii ( Loud cheers . ) . Mr . Jackson also addressed the meeting , but more in connexion with the proceedings of Thursday , than with reference to the meeting . ; The Chairman then | adjourned the meeting , after three hearty cheers for O'Connor , Taylor , and the Canadians . . ' ! '
When th , e proceedings were over , Win . Bussey stood at the door to receive subscriptions for the C anadians , and actually got a large coal box full of silver and copper . We never saw such enthusiasm , every man ran cheerfully with his mite ; Thus ended the most glorious meeting we ever witnessed .
MEETING AT BRADFORD EST SUPPORT OF THE CANADIANS . On Thursday evening last , a Public Meeting of the inhabitants of Bradford , convened by a requisition , signed by 160 householders , was held in the Odd Fellows' Hall , " . express their opinion on thevmhappy differences » tbat nciw ; exist between this country and the Canadas , and for determining , upon the best means of giving effect to such expression , " At seven ; . o ' clock , the large room , which will hold 3 , 000 persons , was filled : and , oh . the motion of Mr . John Jackson , Mr .. Thomas ; Hli . L , maltster , was called to the chair . He opened the business of the meeting in an animated ppeech , in which he condemned the policy of the government , and
expressed his hope that the Canadians wc-uld succeed in their noble efforts for . emancipation . He announced to the meeting ^ that Jilr . Listcr , M . P . for their borough , had sent a note to him , as chairman , stating that he should not be able to attend the meeting , though he had promised to do so .. This announcement was received with the most unequivocal marks of disapprobation , by the assembled thousands ; and which we sincerely wishi the nonest invent us M . P . had been present to have heard , as it ¦ would nave taught , him now the people appreciate ; those characters who " vote against their conscience !'' and , who have not the courage manfully to avow their fault and ask for forgiveness . The Chairman concluded by calling upon "Wm . Byles , Esq ., of the Bradford ' Observer ^ to move the first resolution , which i was-
—RESOLVE !) , 1 . —That tliw niee . ting regarding w * r at one of the greatest calaiimties which can beU \ l a liatioji , tleeiily regri-ts to . find the Kritish Govohimciit engaged in hostilities with tbe people of the Canadas . : . Mr . Byles said , that , though he was no speaker , he could not refrain fromi coining forward on this ocension . He . was-. an enemy to war . One of our poets had well said , that " War is a game , which , Were their subjects wise , :. i Kings would not play at . "
He thought he could adduce 800 , 000 , 000 reasons , why we should' not go to war , independent of the horrors of war itself . Some held that war was , under all circumstances , opposed to the principles : of eternal justice . For himself , - he confessed , that he did not imbibe that principle . He thought there were times ^ and circumstances which justified vrar ; He , however , admitted , that ip ninety-nine cases warvvas impolitic : and , while he lamented that the Canadians . had taken up 'arms , he also lamented tbat the English Government had given them cause to do SO . -. ¦ . ' ' ¦ - .. ; ¦¦ ¦ ' . ¦ : - ¦ ' . ; ; ¦ ¦
Mr . CAitULE , tailor , seconded the resolution , which was put by the cljairmnn . and carried by 200 to l ' - ¦ .. ' . ¦ ¦ ' ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ .. ¦ ¦' . - . - . ¦ .. - ;¦ - -: : - . - ¦ ¦¦
Mr . S . Bower moved the second resolution ,- — 2 . —That this .. mating' consider * the object Bought by the people of the Canadas to be only their juat righto ' , and cannot therefore refuse theiu its cordial sympathy and well wishes ; while on the other hand , it views the cpiirso pursued by the Hrit : sh Government an completely at variance with the . principles of iustice and sound policy and with their owu ' proles- ' sions , and therefore as < leserying unqualiiied . condemnation . Mr . Bower gave . ¦ a history of the struggle of the Canadians , throiigh their House of Assembly ,, for some degreo of liberty . He described the House of Assembly as a mirror of the wants and wishes . of the people of Canada , inasmuch as it was called into beipg by a SunYuge , more nearly approaching to Universal , than was that which was generally sought b
y the major part of the English ; Radicals , as it was a Suffrage which embraced ! the female population . ( Cheers , ) The Reforms sought by the Canadian people ought to have been granted ; because there were , in the House of Assembl y , JQ to 9 in favour of them . The grievances under w hich the Canadians groaned were' intolerable ; but Lord John Russell ' s resolutions was tbeclimax—the cape-stone of all . And we were now , if the people would permit it , to be engaged in a war for the sake of sup porting inisgovernment , both at home and abroad The Canadians having only taken up arms in selfileferice , tbey had bis best wishes ; while the government , who were attempting to coerce them , had his bitter condemnation .
Mr . Bower , who ' was secretary to the meeting , here proposed to read the note received from Mr . Listeu , referred to in the chairman ' s opening speech . The proposition was received with hisses ; and groans , and cries of " shuffler , "" shufner !" " why did not he come Kimself r" "Sneak " " coward , " and such like expressions , of disapprobation . ' .. The note was at last ' read , and it was to tbe effect , that , "it would be inconvenient ' for Mr . Lister to attend , because his brpther had just come over on business . ! . " - '¦ ,. This shallow excuse was received by the meeting as it deserved—and we would advise Mr . L . the next time be shuffles off an engagement , to frame a more plausible one , if he wishes it to be received . Mr . Bower , in explanation , said .
that Mr . Lister had expressed himself when called upon , very sorry that hej when Lord John Russell ' s resolutions were before the Commons , had voted for them " against his conscience : " and that . he had pledged himself to do his utmost to give expression to , and " carry out , " the wishes of the people of Bradford , whenever the subject again came before Parliament . He had also promised to attend that meeting , in order to acquaint himself with the feeK ings of the people upon the subject . They had heard Mr , L . ' s excuse—and were able to judse whether it was satisfactory or not . For himself he must say , that he thought the consideration of private " business" ought to have given way to those of public duty .
Mr . CLARKSOtf , solicitorj seconded the resolution moved by Mr . Bower . The resolution was carried unanimousl y . Mr . J . Douthwaite in moving the third resolution , said , that it was -rather curious that they should be met to talk of right and justice , when we had a Reformed Parliament which- dealt out right aud justice by shovel ' s-full ! But it was more curious still , that our Reformed Parliament should be so very fond of the people ' s money— -indeed , as fond as any of their i predecessors . Of that fondness they had given ample proof in the affair , of ihe Duchess of Kenf s allowance of £ 30 , 000 a-year ; Mr . J . Jackson seconded the resolution in a few very apposite remarks . ¦¦ \'~ J . . - 3 .-Thatit is the dut y of the House of Commons to refuge to grant any supphes of men or money demanded by the It was carried unanimously .
Mr , P . BusseSt moved the fourth resolution which was seconded by Mr . House and then earned unanimousl y . It waaas follows : — : r ;* ""!? 5 ny den ? an « of inaepindence made br the nebnle of the Canadas ought to be most promptly conceded aS § . n net of justice towards them , uud Sieving Ais county from heavy peenmary , charges annually Bustained in 3 quence of its connexion wittt that Colony . ; ? ^ . The foHowing Petition was then moved by Mr . A l ? S JvT l % ' /¦ lB «^ sON , 4 nd supported (?) by the Rev . J . Glvdk , in ' a speech , which , for . it * cold and freezing qualities , beat al we ever before heard . V ^ " T ? the Honourable the Commons of the Unitea Kingdom of ; Great Britain and Ireland * in Parliaraent assembled . ! . ' m
V The Petition of theliihabitarits of Bradford ^^^ ¥ 9 ^ o ^^^ M , ^ Sl ¦ " Sheweth ^ " ) ' ¦ W .. •¦/ - ; '¦ - . ¦ . " . ¦ " That your petitioners , considering war as one of he greatest cafamities wh ' ich can befll ariatfbn and tbe object songht by the people of the CanS to bi patn ^ o ^ o ^ e ^ ^^^^ ^ mizpmmm ^
& etitidoners being of opinion that any demand of independence made by the people of the Canadas ^ ought to be promptly ; conceded , as beiu ^ an act of jnsbce towards them , and a relief to this country from heavy pecuriiary charges tinuuaily sustained in consequenceof its cdrinexibri with that colony ; therefore entreat that your Honourable House , asaduty incumbentupqn . you , will refuse to grant any supphes ^ of men or money demanded by the Executaye , for the purpose of making -war on the Cauaaas ., ; ¦ - . . ' . - ¦ - ¦ . ;¦¦; .,- : - - -i : V ¦¦ ' - " And your petitioners will ever pray , &c . "
¦ ; ¦ ¦ ¦' ; . ¦¦ ' , HALIFAX . ' ¦ ; - - . ¦ / Hand Loom Weavers . ^ - " In the parish of Hf . lifax , an immense quantity of stufF goods are made , called lastings ; that great bodily exertion is required in weaving them , will be evident from the following statement ; yet ,, notwithstanding this , the wages of the weavers has been reduced upwards of seventy percent , during the last fifteen years . The length and weight of-the weft , which a weaver has to bear , in weaving a five-in-a-rced striped lasting piece : viz . 560 yards in hanks , and 120 hahksin a piece , will amount to 67 , 200 yards ofweft . Multiply this b 36
y , the inches in a yard , and divide the productby 29 , the breadth inches of a piece , and there will be 83 , 420 picks in apiece . 4 'llbs \ veightisrequired m . treading down the treadle to its proper distance ; Multiply the picks by the wei ght , and it will amountto 3 , G 70 , 4 S 0 lbs , 1638 tons . 12 cwt . Oqrs . 161 bs . to be borne by a weaver in a piece , exclusive oi the performance of the slay boards ; : 301 bs on hand in the , performance of the slay boards to every pick will amount to 2 , 502 , 6001 bs ., or Il 7 tbns . " 4 cwts 2 qrs . 161 b . " - ¦ ¦"¦ _ ¦ Tons . cwts . qrs . lbs . By Slay Boards ... 1 , 117 4 2 16 By thtJ Foot .. 1 , 638 12 0 16 Total 2 , 755 16 3 4
Money has been described as the " the true prhnum mobile ? ' of this our globe , which sheds astrological , tbat is , insirtable influences on every scenepf human existence . " The present times are strangely at variance with those in which it wiis said there was a thousand ' ways of getting money but only one way of saving it ; which was , not to spend it unnecessarily , ; for in the trading districts there appears not to be one way of getting it either to spend or to spare ! " Now in the winter of our discontent , " and the great barometer of life , moner is 3 . 0 degrees below the freezing point , so that we have every reason to calculate upon a Kamschatkan winter .
ISaruow Escape . —On Saturday last , as a man ; named John Hey , in the employ of John Rayner , Esq ., of Old lane mill , near this town , was incautiously standing with hjs back to a burning lamp , his coat , which was of a cotton fabric , caught fire , and before he was aware of his danger he was enveloped inflames . At this juncture a young man named . Joseph Ogdeh , providentially came in . and immediately rendered tbe unfortunate man the . most prompt and effective assistance in subduing the ilames , but for which , the man would doubtless have been burnt to death .
Independent Chapel , Ovenden : ——This chapel has been lately erected and cost £ 1 , 800 , one thousand pounds have been raised by subscription , leaving the place £ 800 in debt . A meeting was held on the 1 st of January , to consider of the best means of liquidating it , a few friends frem the Square Chapel , Halifax , attended , when the company then present agreed to raise what they could on thatoccasion , and , considering the numbers and circumstances of the party , they evinced a liberality scarcely ii ever equalled . The sum of £ 650 was subscribed , and ere this it : fully expected that the whole will have been paid off .
HUDDEESFIELD . Poor Law at Huddersfielu . — The adjourned meeting of the Guardians of the Huddersfield Poor Law Union will , we understand , bo held on Tuesday , the 29 th instant , - at which most likely , the Poor Law party will attempt to get a clerk appointed by some means or other . Every effort on the paTt of tbe people and their own Guardians must be made to prevent it . Robbery . —During the last week , some person or persons stole from the yard , at Lock wood House , near Hudderstield , ( which is at present unoccupied . ) a large leaden water cistern . A reward of five pounds has been offered for the discovery of the thieves .
CoLliery Accident . —On Thursday afternoon ^ an explosion . of fire damp took place in a colliery belonging to the Bierley Iron Company . There were tour men in at the time , all of whom are much injured . One of them is dreadfully scorched ; another had the presence of mind to lay down flat on his bell y , and had he notdone so , he was in a part of the pit most exposed to danger . He escaped the least hurt . The explosion , it is reported , was attributable to a lad , who either in a treak or through carelessness , took off the top of the safety lamp .
EOBBERV AT RaISTRICK , NEAR HUDDERS field . —The Loyal United Free Mechanics'Club and a Female Club , both held at the White Hart Iriri ; Raistrick , near Brighouse , had to close the year 1837 , with the discovery of the club boxes having been forced open and the cash extracted From the Mechanics' box about £ 11 , arid from the Females' box about £ 23 . The Female Club met on Christmas day , when all was right . The robbery was not discovered until about one o ' clock on Sunday , the 31 st December . Diligent search was made to trace out any circumstance which might lead to the apprehension of the depredators but without effect . r '
Juvenile Concert . —A grand concert took place m the large room , Star Inn , Linthwaite , on Monday , . January 1 st , when Master Wood , aged ten years , and Master Sykes , aged eight years , made their first appearance in public , to a numerous and respectable assembly ,-and performed several favourite duets , rondos , &c , on the piano-forte ; the princinal vocal performers , Miss Sykes and Mr Bradley ; the glee singers , Messrs . Mimes , Starkey , Kay , and Wilkinson ; Mr . Horn presided at the piano-forte . The performance of the two Masters
Wood and Sykes , was astonishin g to all present and reflects great credit on their tutor , for ha vine brought them to such perfection at so early an age The vocal performers displayed their abili ' tiea in a masterly manner , particularly Miss Sykes and Mr Bradley . Taking the performance altogether , it reflects great credit on all parties concerned : for it was such as is seldom surpassed out of London Ihe two juvenile pianists , Master Wood and Master bykes , intend giving a concert to the inhabitants of Bradford in a few weeks time .
Coroner's Inquest—On Tuesday week an inquest was held in the committee room , at ' the Infirmary , Huddersfield , before G . I ) yson , Esa coroner , on view of the body of William Shaw ' lying dead in the Infirmary , from , the injuries he sustained ^ by being caught with the fly wheel , in Messrs . G . Crowther and Brother ' s mill , at Pad , dock about seven weeks ago . Verdict—Accidental death . ¦ j AJ ^ fItjBR'r'A- P erson has lately been in Hudderstield , at Messrs . Henry Brooks and Sons , p rofessing to be a black dyer , at the same time putting up at the Dog and Gun . He called fcr ham and eggs to his . breakfast , and must have a hot dinner every day ; ham or beef to his tea ; the cloth unread for supper , and steaks or sausages in double quick Hrna hut in » ^ . < . J » .. ~ l ^ A . ¦ •» - ¦ . . ' ^ m »^ jv llf jovr uajiewitnout
....... unv a . , s u saying a word or paying a farthing . He has since been at Lane ' dyehouse , carrying on his gormandizing propensities , and is nqw supposed to be gone back to his native place , Leeds . The public will do well to guard against this epicurean , as he may be easily known by his pot-bellied appearance . " " ¦ . ¦ "
DEWSBIJIlTr . w S ^ wK ^" ^ r ^ ^ nofthenam '' W . ^ . V ° T \ hltley » while at his work in one of the pifc ^ f J . » L ^ Radge , of Grange Moor , on Saturday , morning ast . The unfortunate man had neglected to siifficientl yj . rop his works with puncheons . Two boys . who had gone into the pit at 10 o ' elock the pr € cedmg Evening , were forced to stay with the man till the workmen came at the regular hour next morning ., . : ,
Robberies . -On theNight of Friday week , some villains entered the shop belonging to Mr ; Watson J ^ ister , boot arid shoe ) maker , Dewsbury . andj stole therefrom , a ouantity of shoes ^ cloga , pattens , aiiu Fprk ] ng , toolg . _^ l So the same evening two sacks qf mak were taken out of the brewhouse of Mr Uckerhyj the New Inn—owing to Bome holes being ¦ in the sacks , the yiliains were traced , to a considerable distance , but not do far as to lead to their detection . ^ -Also the same eyening ten listing pieces , in | n uunmshed state were taken from the shop of Mr . Samuel Chadwick , Brook Hole , Dewsbury . It is supposed that owing to the weight of the pieces ; the thieves ^ rere obliged to leave four of them behind , which were found at the door of Mr . Tong , Earlsheaton ^ the next morning , ; the remainder hare not jet beenheardof ; : ,
v . V- ¦ ¦ " ¦ ¦;;¦ ' ^ \ l WAKIiFlEI « l > . % ; . ¦ "V ¦; . ¦ ¦ . . -. ¦ : , Fatal Accident . —GnSatnfday morning ^ about four o ' clock ^ a ' man named Walker , met with his death ana coal pit , in the township of Middlestown , by 'the roof of the pit falling in the placer where he was . at . work . ; The deceased was 32 years . . ° ^ agCj and has left a wife and four children . ; ; Mr . Gaskell's PLATE .---At the ; Petty Sessions , oft- Monday , Mr . Xershaw applied to the-Magistrates for use of the : Court House , for the purpose of presenting to the late honoured member
tor Wakefield two pieces of plate , which have been subscribed for by his friends . Mr . Maude , the ; chairman statedV that it was not the custom of the-Bench to ; Jend ; the building for political riurposes i but as Mr . . Gaskell was a brother magistrate , and was so generally respected on account of his excellent private character , they should , on this occasion , venture to deviate from their general rule . We understand the plate will be presented ori Monday next . ¦ ' . : - . : ¦ - . ¦ : ¦; ; ¦ ' - -. ¦ - / , ; ,. . .. ¦ ¦ . -- . -. - ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ * : ¦
: . ¦;¦ ripo » . ; ,:- ; . : : ; :. . ¦ RiPON Sharpers bTjTDONE .--A person calling himself Robinson , waited upon many of the inha--bitahts of Ripon , chiefly in the outskirts , but mbre - particulariy in the adjoining villages arid farm-houses ^ exhibiting a-list of clocks , watches , &c . Vwnich he ' was going to dispose of by lottery , on the 1 st day o ^ Januar )' , at arespectable inn , in Ripbn ; The tickets being one shilling each ^ he succeeded in duping the credulous to the amount of £ 8 and upwards . On the . apppintcd day numbers were seen hastening to tile . Lottery "Office Inn , with their tickets ^ full of anxious hope , ' ; •' -. . "A prize to catch , - Ari . eigtf days ' clock , orelise asilvcfr watch ;"
but their astonishment and dismay may be better conceived than described , when on enquiry there was no Mr . B-obinsoni no clocks , no watches ; this Tom Tick with his ' -human nature and soft smvder , had decamped ,: leaving a message behind : himy that as soon as hearrived at Newcastle , he would there make known how he bad outdone the Ripon ' shdrpers . ' , ' : ¦ ¦¦" ""' ' inAJJicix . ¦¦ ' - .- . ¦¦ ¦ ¦ : ¦ ¦ ' " .. ' : '¦
Malton Tee-Total Meeting . —We understand that there ytas- a public meeting of the adyocates of Tee-totalism , held in the Boys' School Room , at Maltonj on Thursday last , which was yery numerously -attended ; A correspondent says , that three itinerant advocates addressed the meeting . ; , but that they could not , be heard , owing to the badconduct of several loose -characters who : had gone merely to disturb the meeting . and cause a riot . A pigeon was let loose in the room ,. arid the lights were put out , ; and other outrages were perpetrated - Nothing can more satisfactorily prove the necessity of Temperahce Societies , than the misconduct of these drurikenblackguard 3 .
HULL . Working Men's Association . — -Last Mqndas night , a very numerous and respectable meeting of- the association was held at Mr . Scbrgie s room ,, in Dagger-lane , Hull , for the purpose of taking into consideration' the present state of affairs in , Canada . Mr . Wilde was . in the chair , arid thctmeeting w-as addressed by several members of the association .: A number . of resolutions : were passed ^ and it was agreed that a petition should be presented to the House of Commons against prosecuting th& war in Canada . : "' :: ' . - ¦
Hull Police . —^ Charge against a PpLicE : iNSPECTQR .-rMr . William Martin , a curious mixture of conceit and vulgarity , appeared to sue * - tain a charge of assault , which he had made on a previous day against Inspector Richard Potter . Mr . Harvey , solicitor , appeared for the defendants Martin , who described himself as a cordwainer , bnt subifequently confessed that he followed likewise the pplite profession of a dancing riiaster , stated that himself , and four other friends came out of the White Hart , : in Salt Hciise Lane , at about half-past twelve o ' clock on Thursday morning ; week , and stood upon the flags , looking at . one Mr . Harrison getting his , cab into the coach house . Harrison was
making a disturbance , and the police seargent came up and told them to move on ; and they bade each other good night and separated , when lie ( complainant ) felt some one push against his shoulders , and , on " skewing " himself on his heel , he saw a man in d cloak , and looked him up in the face , upon which the latter said , " You'll know me again when you see me ? " and Martin said , " Perhaps I shallJ , ; The officer then shoved him off the flags , and' he came away , and told birn he should hear from him in the morning , and he wa » again twice shoved off the flags . " And , " said the sprightly cutter of capers , "I will nave justice . *' Martin then called Mr . Mason and another as
witnesses ,. both of whom were , it appeared , parties to the disturbance ; but the only effect of this testi - niony was to show , that there was a disturbance , i ^ nd that Martin and themselves were in some degree implicated in it . . The conduct of the parties befote the court went to prove that education bad . been bestowed upon the heels , to the entire exclusion of the head . Thepharge wax mosttlecidedly disproved by the evidence of Seargent Culan arid other witnesses called for the defence . . The court dismissed the case , the Mayor observing that a more paltrr
one never came before him . Martin , as he left the court , made use of some insulting expressions ' , which caught the ear of Mr . Parker , who ordered hiin to come back , -and told him he ought to be asharned of himself . Did he know what a nagged footpath was made for ? People had no right to stand and obstruct the path , and any body had a right to shove them out of the way . Heoften did so himself ; arid / if ; at any time he ( the ' magistrate > so far forgot himself as to stand , on the path , he hoped that some one would shove him out of the
way , for he- should deserve it . It was clear lie police had no > done their duty ; they ought to hare taken both hirii and his friends to the station house , andthen they j the magistrates , would have done them justice , by binding them over to keep the peace . The dancing master retired completely chop fallen . Wesleyan Sabbath School . —A powerfal : and eloquent appeal , on behalf of those schoolswas made irfWaltham-street chapel , on Wednesday evening , January 3 d , by the Rey . R . Newton , of Leeds , after which a collection was made on behalf of the institution .
RelioioujsDestitution of Upper Canadav —Powerful and affecting discourcea were deli vered on Sunday last , in the morning , at Sculcoateschurch , !!! the afternoon , at St . . John ' s , and in the evening at Christ church , by the Rev . W . Bettridge , fro « t Upper Canada , on behalf of the Episcopal churc in that distant colony . Mr . B . stated , that he was deputed by the late Bishop of Luebeck , to visit the church of the mother country , and make known ta her members the religious destitution of 100 , 000 of their
fellow churchmen on the province of Upper Canada . Many of them for years had been altogether deprived of the celebration of divine worship ,, and had not even the opportunity of getting their children baptised . If they could only have , a visit from a ministeronce in six months , they w 6 uld esteem it a high privilege . A meeting on the same ^ subject was held in : the public rooms , on Moriday evening , which " we had not the opportunity of attending .. ; ' ' , V
DREADFUIi GOIsfFLAGUATIOISu ¦ /¦ " .. ; , : ¦ < ¦¦ . :. . : . . - ¦ - . : DESTrtUCTIOJf OF THE ROYAL EXCHANGE . ( From the Morning Chronicle of Thursday . } An event , which may be regarded as a national galamity , occurred last night—the Royal Exchange is aheap of nuns-T-a destructive fire has laid waste this extensive commercial building , one of the most magnificent iri Europe . Soon after ten o ' clock last night the fire broke out in Lloyd ' s Coffee-room , ak the north-east corner of the edince , opposite the Bank' of England . It was first discovered by brie of the Bank watchmen , who gave the alarm at the gates , and the Bank engines were iriamediately brought . A strong bod y of the City police and night watchmen , and -the soldiers on duty in the Bank
immediately repaired to the sspot , and expresie * were sent off . iii all directioris to the tire * erigine stations , at which period no signs of any fire could be seen from -the street . / Considerably difliculty was , experienced in pbtaining any entrance to the buildingj arid when this waaaccomplished the ; nanius broke throrigh the windows with great fury , and drove the people back . The scene which eusued was a most extraordinary one ; the whole neighbourhood was alarmed , and the tradesmen-who held the small shops around th * . exterior of the building instantly commenced the removal of their goods . It was at once predicted that ; the whole building would be destroyed , arid this forbbding- was realized too correctly . The JefferiesrsquareWhitecross-streef , Far-street , Southwark-bridge-Toadliolb 6 rriChandos-streetSchools
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