Halifax Guardian (14/Feb/1852) - Public Notices

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PUBLIC NOTICES

HOLMFIRTH FLOOD.

In compliance with a very generally expressed opinion that a united effort should be made on behalf of the unfortunate sufferers by the fearful Catastrophe at Holmfirth, I hereby call a PUBLIC MEETING at the TOWN HALL, on Saturday, February 14th, 1852, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon, for the purpose of originating Subscriptions on their behalf.

SAMUEL WATERHOUSE, Mayor.

THE HOLMFIRTH FLOOD.

MEETING AT HALIFAX THIS AFTERNOON.

Never within the memory of the oldest amongst us has there been a calamity which more loudly called for universal sympathy and benevolence than the catastrophe at Holmfirth. Nothing but the prospect of a national subscription can save the upper portion of the valley of the Holme from desolation and abandonment. The men of Huddersfield have nobly inaugurated this work of philanthropy. Bradford yesterday led the response. The Mayor of Halifax (without waiting for a formal requisition) has called on his fellow-townsmen "this day to do their duty." We cannot doubt the answer which will be given to his appeal. There is no need of impassioned appeals, where the facts themselves make the heart heave, and the eye grow dim with unbidden tears. It is not in human power to replace the lost lives, or to restore the broken fortunes, of the sufferers by this disastrous flood. But to save a once thriving population from utter ruin is within human power. They are Englishmen who suffer. It is to their fellow Englishmen they appeal.