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Sa tol [to] a wise ; baa BB ae eal [Earl] nian [nan] 1 own weigut. [weight] THE HUDDERSFIELD CH RONICLE, [CHRONICLE] SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1850. ' - TE CHURCH ASSOCIATION. trained, or guided, o a ys sae [sea] 5 . 1X de an, area you tans iy STOO [TOO] GL ol ng MERTING [MEETING] OF AT A otic ay id al pe Sa i i i i society, they undertake to cl i & decent union BROW. 4 sch Sky der d that we do not bald ' meeting, in promotion of the objects of this clean it. (Applause and could not be made with the establishment over th as After a full and patient hearing of the proofs and argu- [argue- argue] We wish it to be distinctly understood th et pn was held in the Philosophical Hall on now, or think this a very unphilosophical way-(laughter and applause)-and finding that the ae Teforea [Before] Le in ceting [ceding] of ments [rents] adduced in support of the above cine against the vee [see] for the a. soe [se] ues [use] wa ane [an] evening last. At the hour of meeting the hall what we do in the 3 'hich [which] we, me ie een [en] eae [ear] over the way was so fully persuaded of Connexion Methodist chapel, Berry Brow There were Taker Sykes Willan. Ge emery Richard be inserted unless the rea nase [sane] of tha [that] Sor [Sir] evidence rt ques d, and the greatest enthusiasm prevailed tain towards h oth [oh] Which we sus- [suits] its own solvency that it would not join them-they present,-the Rev. James Everett, Mr. Jno. D on er, Sonn [Son] MCHA [CHA] Editor, not necessarily for publication, but as an ev cell filled, . each other. We do not think it sufficient 1 . dno. [no] Lys [Ls] Roberts, Francis Vickerman, and John Carter; and acare- [care- the youd [you] juili [Julia] of the writer. wae [we] pout the proceedings. Edward Miall, [Mill] Esq., editor sane ly to attain a definite result, but we regard those applause) The ak a cha to prove thet [the] local pene [pen] Me Gio [Go] ames Wood er cuit [cut] circuit, the mecting [meeting] etopts [adopts] TA 'NER [NEAR] ey and the Rev.J.Gordon, were present nag relationships and exercises which have led to the the very essence and spirit of Protestantism vas [as] incon- [income- encounter] adler [Alder] mae Holinfirth); [Holmfirth] Mr. George Atha, local interests of a this circuit, the meeting adopts THE ANNUAL MUNICIPAL DINN [INN] bes station from the parent socicty. [society] Mr. H. Epwarps [Upwards] eae) [ear] equally important with the result itself. (Ap- sistent [distant] with a church establishment and after quoting B J Shary [Share] local ere Free cules [rules Me. a et parts of the charge against TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE. goa [go] dep [de] 1 to the chair, and amongst the other gentlemen they may hha [ha] send children to school not simply that the canons of the establishment to show that the spirit Mr. Jno. Carr leader and trustee (Hud [HUD] a); 3 ap have been 'proved. Sir-In your report of my remarks made at the late calle' [call] we observed -The Revds. [Revs] J. Gordon, stand he. one sums, but that they may under- of intolerance which had actuated it in past times was Thomas Hai [Hair] ch leader, trustee, and society ste anit [anti] &e. 2. That this meeting is of opinion that the conduct of Municipal Dinner, I am made to say-' He (the Vice the platform lth [th] arithmetic and be able to dosums. [do sums] We send equally a part of thesystem [the system] at present, continued--nowall [continued--wall] Alth [Alt] huh, hi fay ys t the the accused brethren is so subversive of Christian order, so Chairman,) had had occasion to ditfer [differ] with their honeuwr- [honour- honoured] fo ndent [dent] (Coventry); J.Glendenning, Independent; em there, not that they may have certain instructions these things we admit to be Popery, but only in another chapel we [C] vas [as] er was aN oa yet the detrimental to the interests of religion, and so derogatory able representative on the last occasion that jndepe [depend] a Independent; J. A. Montgomery, Unitarian thee cated [acted] to them which they may produce when guise; and when protest with indignation against theone [then] with eng [C] aud [and] afte [after] which Was COM o the character of men who preach the gospel of peace, claimed their suffrazes, [surfaces] on eduentional [educational] matters. Ke. &e. p. Skion [Skin] 'Baptist; John Hanson, Baptist; J. Stacey, me don home at the holidays, just as a paper supremacy I must protest against the supremacy of the Mr Les, of Huddewsfeld [Huddersfield] van called t the chair, that they cannot be allowed any longer to occupy our pul- [Paul- plano] Now, as that happens to be the very reverse of what 1 5 and J. Macfarlane, [MacFarlane] Independent me lors Lord] ead [ad] ee ininds [innings] 2 eae [ear] they did not other. (Hear, hear.) When pot and kettle are con- [cone] ie commenced by observing that when loskad [looked] a Ri se they fe Supermiand [Spearmint] elit [eli] ie ee I did say, T trust to your kindness and exndour [splendour] in allow- [allowed] ag CO . 2 nd- we send ren school in order tending which is the blackest face, . vps [ops] or their conduct, and their determine a ee eat 'Ht ing this correction to appear in your next paver. [aver] es ngrth) [North] Edward Miall, [Mill] Esq.; F. Schwann, Esq. that their mental habits may be formed, that their nothing whatever to do with the matter. an en amend. Gad saw the potest [protest] W eh ths more pursuing the evil and offensive course now prov ed ugalust [August] In reply to Mr. Stansfioll's [standstill's] observation, that hes Gade. [Aged] sham Batley, Esq. 5 Messrs. Cc. H. Jones, Colin ame [me] eet [et] may be elicited, called out, strengthened, can say is you have both very black ones. (Laughter.) that their vos [cos] mete were eval [veal] a Cae [Car] chore thelr [their] dees ns toa [to] eee [see] ee oe i ject [jet] of education was the principal onc [on] on which he had Benjamin Robinson, Titus Thewlis, William b ec'; and we regard that as proper education which fits But it is not for me to assist this in its contention but, whil [while] tlt [lt] lad t int rest whi [who] h requested to delay the publication of the plan for ten days had the mistortune [misfortune] to differ with some of his former Ba Wright Mellor, James Hanson, E. Stott, Win. as an to g9 (Che mea [me] and perform his duty there against that, more especially as I the very best io wore Tite idee [dee] ee ee 4 3 i ers. [es] - Longwood), Thomas Kilner, Richard Dewhirst, oe Whittaker. In the body of the hall at a later ot the mecting [meeting] we noticed, amongst other gentle- [gentle] 0 WW, Willans, Esq. Rev, ENOCH Mettor, [Meteor] Halifax, moved the first a on in an and lengthened address. It ret the following effect - was tit is the opinion of this meeting that all legislation That 1 in affairs of religion, is an en- [Napoleon] apo the rights of conscience, and a usurpation authority and that the application of the og of the state to the maintenance of any form of worship and instruction is unsound in ae to liberty, and opposed to the Word of God. just ox, gentleman defended the association from the The er centations [stations] to which it had been subject, and a that they were either revolutionists, ultra- [altered] enied [denied] Jiewine [Viewing] ' d ists, [its] or incendiaries, and, after alluding to the pro- [pro chart] chart ne the association, concluded by saying-depend gress [grass would win the day. It might be af, on it they Wo L 3 ig e after a Tom things that were worth having had a bean 'obtained after a long struggle-but success 1a come. They might cut down the tender shoot would con ; - moment, but the large mountain oak-that glorious he of the forest- [forest they] they might strike, but it would not shake-they might strike a second time, but still it ould [old] stand but by striking again and again, the inci- [ince- insult] would deepen, and his large locks would begin to Nand [And] rattle, until at length it would fall by its Oe (Hear.) Go on, then, lustily-drive at it and the time would come when they would have the Jeasure. [Measure] the noblest allotted to man, of knowing that they tad done something towards striking off the chains row the hands aud [and] feet of Chiistianity [Christianity] and sending it in all its heaven-born liberty to bless mankind. Loud applawe.) [applause] . Tue Rev. Joux [Cox] Gorpoy [Goop] seconded the resolution. In aie [are] course of a long, argumentative, and eloquent speech, ie contended that the present amount of religious liberty possessed by the dissenting bodies was in every respect complete, and must necessarily remain so, so Jong as one religious body received a state support not manted [Anted] to others. He then proceeded to argue that the very principle of state support was inconsistent withehristianity [Christianity] and all sound princi [Prince] plesofreligion. There wore but three forms in which the state could assist first was for the promotion of the truth, the second, the support of the majority, and the third, the support of all, The first form could not be carried out, because no government as a government could ascertain What the truth was; the second was objec- [object- objectionable] tionable [unable] because it might so happen that the majority taught crror, [error] and at least it assisted the strong against the weak, instead of the weak against the strong; and the third could not be sanctioned, because it taught truth and error equally,-and all the three were at varizace [variance] with the dictates of reason and pure reli- [deli- religion] gin. The fact was that in this country religion was not supported because it was true, but because its pro- [professor] fessor [Professor] possessed an immense political influence which might aid did become troublesome to the government, who in consequence, as a matter of policy, now and then offered a good bribe to keep them quiet. Lord John Russel had written a which he talked about the uumimeries memories] of superstition, and he wished the Eng- [English] lis [is] peuple [people] to support him in putting it down, and yet within a very short time this little man was for endow- [endowing] ing tue very system which teachesthese [teaches these] mummeries of superstition, and why because the Roman Catholics of Irelend [Ireland] became politically troublesome, and he wished ti quict [quiet] them. (Hear, hear.) Speaking of the power of tuth [truth] the rev. gentleman concluded by saying they had confidence in the laws of nature-let them have equal cunfidence [confidence] in spiritual laws. Let them do in the one department of human interest what they did in the vilier. [valuer] They knew well that unless the seed was sown ihe [the] corn would not spring up in the same way, in order wo give efficiency to spiritual instrumentalities and human agencies must be brought into operation, aud [and] if that were done-'As the rain cometh [come] down, aul [al] the snow from heaven, and returneth [returned] not thither, bat watereth [truth] the earth, and maketh [market] it bring forth and lnd. [land] that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to Le cater So shall my word be that gocth [goth] forth out of uy mouth it shall not return unto me void, but it thal [that accomplish that which I please, and it shall yrosper [Roper] in the thing whereto I sent it. Evuwaxb [avowals] Misti, [Most] Esq., editor of the Nonconformist, on tsins. [tins] was reeeived [received] with loud and repeated applause, aftcr [after] which he said -The resolution which I have to move will perhaps be best read at first. It is- That this meeting, solemnly recognising its obligation to upon the public mind the principle affirmed in the resulution [resolution] regarding the signs of the times us jweullarly [Jewellery] encouraging to a strenuous discharge of this dity [city] aul [al] confident of the ultimate triumph of all truth, pledues [pledges] itself to renewed and augmented effort on behalf of tie British Anti-State Church Association-an organisation which it conceives te be worthy of the confidence and sup- [support] port of all the friends of religious freedom. br seculat [secular] cre [re] of the divine resoure [restore] Peliaps [Perhaps] you will permit me, ladies and gentlemen, just fur the sake of relief to my own mind, and with a view tv sive [side] somewhat more pointed and vivid illustration tote sentiment I lave to advocate this evening, to rely you toa [to] little bit of village history. You must lueinc, [Lung] if you can, a chubby, well-knit, playful, but Citcless [Circles] scapegrace, whose name you may supply if by any term you choose. This unfortunate Stapegrace [Stoppages] has a tendency to neglect what his tender otuer [other] thinks ought to be performed-will not wash twee constantly-lets his clothes contract the dirt of the village, and in every way manifests a tendency to this siuttling, [sitting] idle mode of life, which those who know lim, [lime] know will certainly lead on, unless corrected, to a 'ssulute [salute] career. The mother during the time of his Childl.vod, [Child.cod] as soon as he could understand, used to take hin [in] aside aud [and] lecture him upon the impropriety of ulus [illus] about in this dirty way-put soap and water in hed-room, [he-room] and insisted upon its being used pointed to the benefits which would arise to him from keeping is fice [five] und [and] his hands clean. Still there was the unfor- [unfair- unfortunate] tendency in the lad to make himself dirty, and to keep himself dirty. (Laughter.) He became the talk of tlie [tie] village in consequence, and there were two parties in that village who determined to set the lad right. There was the old pew-opener of the church, a lady who had been stronger in her younger had grown a little asthmatical. [Asthmatic] and found that this scapegrace of a boy, when she caught pan wid [id] preceeded [proceeded] by sheer force to wash his face, was ie ty struggle manfully against her, and indeed so #eat lad grown his agility and his carelessness about her. that he could jump over the hedge, and positively, 'udiny [odin] on the other side, snap his fingers at all her Clurts [Courts] to make him clean. But there was one party- [party the] the constable-who took the hand he caught the bey, and cuffing him well-(laughter)-said that it Was his duty-his bounden duty, out of regard not only fur the boy himself but for his mother, who protested against this treatment, to take him between his knees, 'ud by a application of towel, and water, and and brush- [brush laughter] -(laughter)-to [to] give to him an occa- [occur- occasion] Sioual [Soul] cleansing; and the constable said that the only way which the boy could be kept clean was by using thi [the outward physical force of his to doit [dot and so he udertook [undertook] the work, and used to wash the boy in this Way until he grew up to manhood. What would be the and necessary consequence of such an interference Wil the laws of nature Why the boy when he grew to bea man would still detest all the means and of keeping himself clean, for they would be 'Sociated [Associated] with the loss of liberty and physical force. pplanse.) plans] Now this was much the position of society tke [the] present day in this country. The natural of the religious welfare of society is He who ts upon the throne and who does all things well. He, justruction [construction] and persuasion, by the revelation of Nasclf [Nasal] in His word and by the ministration of His own 'auts, [aust] to the institutions and exercises of His own He would efface from humanity that disease Which humanity hascontracted, [has contracted] and induce new feelings, Dew new desires, new principles, new habits. Ut the thing is not done at once, and accordingly we have NO parties coming forward to regulate the whole according to their wisdom. 'There is the old pew wa in the shape of the Romish [Rooms] Church-the papal it, once strong enough to manage humanity in te 12 BOW unable to catch us, because we are beyond oft 'va, and have grown up entirely beyond the reach Sit authority. (Applause.) But we have the con- [con] a le who can do the work better-that is, he can do Som [Some] 'nore [more] forcibly and roughly. We have in this Established Church, which is to do the work dat [at make us clean in our souls-to keep us clean, (La we won't wash ourselves to do the washing for us. and applause.) This is just the principle of an the lishunent, [Lieutenant] running through its very conception, andall [Randall] Provisions of it will harmonise with that conception- [conception cor] Cor .-asting [Astin] the natural instincts of religion under 'dance and instruction of He who gave to usa [us] ' revelation-always impatient, because the in- [into] bow. of that religion upon society has not been so ay erful [fuller] and so complete as perhaps some men might thes, [the] ticipated; anticipated] and, consequently, starting forward Who Ives to take the work out of the hands of He Beeop [Beep] as ing the movements of divine providence the ding to His own wise and gracious plans, and doing sug), [su] Wore according to their plan-that is, doing it in 2 Way that no new habits are formed, no proper sheited [shouted] no in thicts [thirds] are appealed to, or fever 1 .) If we act upon these common- [commences] Sense principles in relation to ordinary education, ee ve should act upon those principles in relation to e highest of all training-religious education. (Ap- [Applause] plause.) [clause] After briefly alluding to the Bible as a simple and beautiful manifestation of the mind of God, Mr. Miall [Mill] continued-Our magistrates who do not, or seem not, to understand the theory of religion-and clergymen, who abet magistrates in their mistake-come forward and say, All that we want is that people should know and if you would only allow us to take the hal [al] ings Into our hands we will so put it that they shall know Christianity. A pretty mess they have made of it between them. (Laughter.) One could scarcely say they undertook to make 1aen [an] religious; but they did undertake to make men religiously in- [instructed] structed [instructed] and they have done their work so badly, that they have left, first of all, half the population amongst the dissenters secondly, a considerable portion of the population, according to their own confessions, without the slightest knowledge of the first primary facts of Christian truth. (Applause.) Well, we say, you have evidently made a great failure you have under- [undertaken] taken that which you cannot perform. The real fact is that all interference of governments for the advance- [advancement] ment [men] of religion is, just so far as the interference is carried, an element which must necessarily retard [regard] re- [religion] ligion. [Legion] Religion is persuasion. Religion appeals to reason and to sympathy. The moment that you use physical force and try to make a man religious in a particular way, that moment you excite against all the instruction you wish to convey to his mind, or the ar- [argument] gument [argument] you would bring to bear upon him,-that moment you excite against them all the prejudices of his will. We will see what is the effect in matters of a man's ordinary acts. What do we do, for example, in that one with which most people are acquainted a little, -the wooing of the fair sex. When we cannot succeed, we do not instantly resort to physical force. If we cannot persuade a woman to love us, we do not expect we shall be able to accomplish our end the better by rudely seizing her and telling her that we will make her love us. If we wish to put an argument into the mind of a man so as to produce conviction, we do not strengthen ourselves at all, or our argument, by knocking him down. (Laughter and applause.) There is a vast difference between physcial [physical] force and spiritual conviction in kind which those philosophers who rule over us, and who are profoundly sagacious about our affairs, do not seem to perceive,-and so because the nation really has depraved habits, and does not sufficiently attend to the great truths and persuasive sentiments of the Christian religion, our government has come to the conclusion that it must back up religion with bayonets and bullets, -that it must support it by an active demonstration when necessary of physical force,-that the institutions which are to dispense the truths of Christianity must necessarily be supported by the organised physical force of the country, or they would come to nothing. Mr. Miall [Mill] then adverted to the genius and spirit of Christianity as obnoxious to physical force, and ad- [advocated] vocated [Coated] the immutability of its doctrines,- [doctrines] resuming by saying-these gentlemen, in consequence of their availing themselves of magisterial force, really do make what is good amongst them of very little use. That there are truths in their church, that there are useful institutions connected with their church, that there is something in the polity of their church in which we can all agree, that they have formularies which com- [commend] mend themselves oft-times to our sympathies, and that they have men in their church who would be ornaments to any church whatever, we all admit. (Hear, hear.) But they have placed them in such an awkward position altogether that it is almost impossible they should answer the end for which the church exists. They have treated the chu ch [cu ch] as though it came here to be coddled-- [coddled] they have put it in a great arm-chair,- [chair] (laughter) - they have bandaged its feet with flannels-they have put on as it were its night-cap, and they have told the whole world that this church must be constantly pro- [protected] tected [tested] from every draught lest it should catch cold- [cold applause] (applause)-that [that] it could not feed itself, but must be fed-(loud applause)-that it is not fit to lift its hand up to its mouth; and that if ever it is moved it is wheeled in this great arm-chair from one part of the room to another. (Laughter.) Well, but is not this a most extraordinary position in which to place a church that has anything to do (Applause.) Just fancy a church placing itself in that position, or being placed in that position by its friends, and then saying do not let the people employ themselves about the house, that is my duty. I am sole instructor to the children. I only will teach those children all that is to be done. Of a particluar [particular] kind of household work I undertake to do the whole of it. And yet the poor creature does not move about to do anything. Now, what would you do with such people (A Voice Make them into navigators, and roars of laughter.) Just what I say, only I should go a little more round about way in saying it. I say take these flannels off; wheel the arm-chair out of doors; let the poor lady feel the breath of heaven- [heaven make] make her get her own living-(loud applausc)-tell [applause)-tell] her if she does not feed herself she must go without food- [food renewed] (renewed applause)-cast her upon her own instincts and sympathies and powers; presently she will put forth a strength that she never knew she possessed at all, and when she comes to the possession of health, and appe- [app- appetite] tite, and joyousness, she would be the very first to praise the course which had been adopted with regard to her. (Cheers.) Her mistaken friends would stand abashed in her presence for ever having treated her upon such a mistaken principle. But Iam [I am] specially re- [reminded] minded by this resolution of the signs of the times. Well, most of you know that the shores of our country have been invaded of late-that there has been an incursion into the free and happy homes of old England, sufficient to frighten us all out of our propriety. All our privileges and advantages are to be extinguished by the breath of the Pope. (Hear, hear.) He has uttered his word in the shape of a bull-(laughter)-and we as a people are really to be scared out of all our common sense and our confidence in truth and the Guardian of truth, because the Pope has done that which may pro- [properly] perly [reply] be denominated as an insolent thing. (Cheers.) Now I should say, let us look at the matter fairly- [fairly like] like men of common sense. First of all, no right of ours has hitherto been taken from us-at present we are left in the possession of our rights and spiritual powers as we were, and therefore, for my own part, I should be disposed to procrastinate the day of alarm until I feel the finger of the enemy as it were upon me. (Hear, hear, and cheers.) But, in the second place, I imagine, when I address myself to you, a Huddersfield audience, and an audience gathered together upon anti- [substantiate] state church principles, you will not allow of any re- [reenactments] enactments of religious persecution, even though Roman Catholics be the objects. (Cries of No, no, and loud applause.) I suppose you would not put down any man simply because his faith in some measure differed from yours-nay, though his faith should be the very opposite of yours-and you should regard it as dele- [dale- deleterious] terious [serious] and soul-destroying; still you would only put down that faith by argument, and persuasion, and reason--(cheers)-and that you do not wish to interfere with those spiritual organisations or ecclesiastical poli- [pole- polities] ties which the Roman Catholic subjects may deem to be necessary to the carrying out of their spiritual system. So long as they do not come across your right-so long as they do not put forth a hand to violate your freedom, I suppose you will give to them what you conceive you may justly and reasonably claim for your- [yourselves] selves. (Loud applause.) Now, I think you will go a little further, and say, that you do not consider it abso- [also- absolutely] lutely [lately] necessary to bring the law to bear against the insolent claims of the Pope-more especially when thcre [there] is no power to carry the claim out. (Hear, hear.) The Pope has put forth claims that we regard as arro- [are- arrogant] gant-that [ant-that -that] is to say, he claims all the souls of the English people as his-he is the Papa of all-(laugh- [laughter] ter)-the [te)-the )-the] spiritual father. He says that the English people are now in the attitude of rebellion, but he hopes they will return to their former allegiance. Though this claim is inconceivably insolent and arro- [are- arrogant] gant, [ant] I do not know that we need run to the legislature not to let such claims be made on the contrary, when- [whenever] ever we call in the legislature we are very much like the horse that called in the man to catch the stag we shall be ridden to the full extent of the power we give to th legislature. (Applause.) You know that this affair has created considerable stir amongst our hierarchy and clergy, who speak of the arrogance of the Pope with the utmost indignation, yet they do just the same thing themselves. There.is not a single claim which he puts forth which they do not put forth. (Hear, hear.) There is not a single thing which he has done which they have not done. He calls all the people his own- [ones] so do they. He maps the country out into ecclesiast [ecclesiastic] cal districts-so do they. (Hear, hear.) He never consults us about it-no more do they. (Laughter and ap- [applause] plause.) [clause] He ignores their existence-and they ignore ours. He says they are no successors of the Apostles, that they have no valid clerical orders, that they are not a church, only a pretended church-just the ver; [Rev] thing they have always been saying to dissenters; and the consequence is, they find themselves treated by the Pope in their own coin-they have got just that com- [compliment] pliment [Parliament] returned to them which they were so fond of handing ever to us; and having kicked and cuffed dis- [dissenters] senters [enters] at one time-and when they could not do that any longer, being restrained by the law-having looked with contempt upon them, as persons who could not thing that could be done would washed. (Renewed laughter and applause.) In conclud- [concluded- concluding] ing, Mr. Miall [Mill] denounced the ery [very] that the Pope's bull was an invasion of the Queen's supremacy as a mere delu- [deli- delusion] sion, and cautioned the dissenters to be careful that they did not allow their principles to be compromised in reference to this new agitation 3 and after asserting that toleration had only been granted to the dis- [dissenters] senters [enters] when it could no longer be withheld- [withheld on] on political grounds more than religious, as all concessions of this character were-he said Let the potsherds of the earth strive with the potsherds of the carth,'-leave [cart,'-leave] them to their contention, and let us meanwhile do the utmost to sow amongst them all, and especially amongst our fellow-subjects round about us who are looking on, and watching the contest and strife-the seeds of sound truth, of right principle, of Christian sentiment upon these subjects, and ere long we shall have a glorious harvest. (Cheers.) Providence is thus ploughing up the land, making it fallow for our purpose of casting in the seed. We are bound to be more than ever diligent and active now, and if we do our duty at this peculiar juncture of affairs,-if, in this to our principles, we be to have you both crisis, we maintain our fidelity shall stand forth intelligibly to the world, and produce a deep, moral impression upon the generations that are to succeed us. The speaker sat down amidst the most enthusiastic applause. The Rev. Joan Hanson, Baptist, seconded the reso- [rose- resolution] lution [Lotion] in an eloquent speech. The Rev. Mr. Stacey, Wesleyan New Cennexion, [Connexion] moved a vote of thanks to the deputation, which was seconded by Mr. Wricut [Writ] MELLor, [Mellor] and supported by W. Wittans, [Whitens] Esq., who said he was very sorry that he had not been present at the commencement of the evening, but he was sure that the meeting would'concur with hun [Hun] in regarding the speech of his friend Mr. Miall [Mill] asa calm, temperate, happy, and convincing address, delivered in a spirit which became the discussion of so important a question as the one advocated by the asso- [ass- association] ciation [cation] to which they all respectively belonged. (Ap- [Applause] plause.) [clause] He had very great pleasure in supporting the resolution. The Rev. Mr. Gorpoy [Goop] acknowledged the compliment paid him and his friend Mr. Miall, [Mill] and moved the thanks of the meeting to the chairman, which was se- [seconded] conded [Conder] by Mr. Mtatt, [Matt] and carried unanimously. The Chairman returned thanks, and the meeting broke up a little after ten o'clock. DeaTH [Death] OF Mr. RapHaEL, [Raphael] M.P.-We have to announce the demise of this gentleman, which took place on the 17th inst., at his seat, Surbiton, in the county of Surrey. The deceased gentleman was returned for St. Alban's, at the last general election, by a very large majority, on whig principles. Some years since he was returned for the county of Carlow, in conjunction with the late Mr. Vigors, [Vigorous] but both him and his colleague were unseated on petition. Mr. Raphael was a Roman Catholic, and some time since he advanced a sum of 100,000 for the purpose of extend- [extending] ing his religious views. He has died, it is generally under- [understood] stood, possessed of enormous wealth.-Gilube. [wealth.-Globe] THE ReEapinc [Reaping] oF Lorp' [Lord] Ranciirre's [Sincere's] WILL.-There were present the Earl of Scarborough, Sir Richard Levinge, [Leaving] Bart., Sir Cavendish Rumbeld, [Rumbold] Bart., Sir Thomas Parkyns, [Perkins] Bart., Mr, Mansfield Parkyns, [Perkins] and Mr. Williams, a friend of Sir Cavendish Rumbold's. Mr. J enkyns, [engines] solicitor, of London, produced the important document, and read it aloud it is very short, being only six lines, and it is ex- [expressive] pressive [preserve] as it is brief. It bears date the 27th of June last. By the provisions of the will every pennyworth of his late lordship's property is bequeathed to Mrs. Burtt, no men- [mention] tion [ion] being made either of relations or servants, and even the plate presented to his lordship in 1831 by the radicals of Nottingham, which he promised should be bequeathed to his heirs for ever, falls into the same hands. The heri- [her- heritable] table property of necessity goes into the hands of the co- [coheirs] heirs. Lady Rancliffe's [Radcliffe's] jointure, [joint] increased now from 1,000 to 2,000 a-year by virtue of articles entered into at the separation, will be paid out of the general estate, and not from the entailed property, as stated in one of the local journals last week. Upon the will having been read, Sir Cavendish Rumbold stepped forward and said, I, as eldest son and representative of my deceased mother, the Hon. Lady Rumbold, one of the co-heiresses, in my be- [behalf] half, and in behalf of my aunts, the Hon. Lady Levinge [Leaving] and the Princess Polignac, [Pelican] protest against this will. I declare it not a valid will, and not Lord Rancliffe's [Radcliffe's] by his own free will, but it is the will of Mrs. Burtt. The whole then left the hall, and we hear have since taken active steps for disputing the legality of the document and settling the matter in a court of law.- [law] Nottinghamshire Guardian DETERMINED SUPPRESSION OF THE SLAVE TRADE.-It would appear that the government are at length in earnest in their endeavours to put down the slave trade. We have noticed the despatches, in succession, to the coast of Brazil, of the Sharpshooter, 8, screw-schooner, Lieutenant Com- [Commander] mander [Marden] Bailey; Conflict, 8, screw-sloop, Commander Drake, from the Lisbon squadron the Thetis, [This] 38, Captain Kuper, [Upper] C.B., from Plymouth. This week the Aduiralty [Admiralty] have sent thither another steam-sloop, the Geyser, 6, Commander Tatham, from Devonport and we may now add to them the Plumper, 12, screw-sloop, Commander N olloth, [cloth] ordered to proceed to Rio from the West Indian station, and to be under the command-in-chief of Rear-Admiral Reyr.olds, [Rey.old] C.B. When these have arrived, we shall have the follow. ing force there -Southampton, 50; Thetis, [This] 38; Tweed, 18 Spider, 3 steamers-Plumper, 12, screw Cormorant, 6; Geyser, 6; Rifleman, 8, screw Sharpshooter, 8, screw; and Harpy, tender; total, 11 effective men-of-war.- [war] United Service Gazette. THE CHARGE OF FELONY AGAINST A CLERGYMAN.-The Rev. Robert Abercombie [Become] Johnstone, a rector near Brent- [Brentwood] wood, and who stood charged with feloniously assaulting his servant girl, aged 15, is discharged. He had been re- [repeatedly] peatedly [repeatedly] remanded by the magistrates, who wished to afford the police an opportunity of capturing the girl and her parents, they having been clandestinely removed from the neighbourhood, and secreted somewhere in London. A few days ago they were found at a low lodging house in Camden Town, and brought before the Brentwood magis- [magic- magistrates] trates. [rates] When questioned by the bench the girl flatly con- [contradicted] tradicted [contradicted] ler [Lee] former depositions, and declared that Mr. Johnstone, to her knowledge, had never done anything to her. The mother was heard by a policeman telling the child what to say, and when in court was seen to raise her hand in a threatening manner. The magistrates declared their conviction that the girl had been shamefully tutored, but as she persisted in denying her original accusation there was no alternative but to discharge the rev. prisoner. Had he been apprehended in the first instance ona [on] warrant, instead of being merely summoned, there would have been no opportunity for thus eluding justice. The girl is to be indicted for perjury. BUsINEssS [Business] DONE IN THE County Courts.-Some returns to Parliament, now before the public, show the work done in the County Courts from their establishment, in March, 1847, to December last. From March to the 31st [st] of December, 1847, there were 429,215 plaints entered, and the number of causes tried in the period was 267,445; the amount of the plaints was 1,352,035 In the year 1848 there were 427,611 plaints entered amounting to 1,346,802U. showing that, in the first 21 months, from March, 1847 to December, 1848, the amount sued for would be about 2,700,0002. In 1849 the business decreased; the plaints numbered 395,191, while the number of causes tried was 226,403 the amount of the plaints was 1,188,504 11s. 83d. the amount of costs, including witnesses' and attorneys' ex- [expenses] penses, [senses] was 170,957l., [W,L] it being a somewhat large sum on the Judgments obtained, which amounted to 628,402 14s. 6 d. Thus will be seen the immense business done in the courts since their establishment, and the next return will show the increase since the jurisdiction was extended to 501. THE ORATORIANS [ORATORIOS] IN BIRMINGHAM.-A tumult of an un- [unusual] usual description occurred at the chapel of the Oratorians [Oratorios] (an order of monks), in Alcester-street, in this town, on Wednesday night. It appears that on the evening of Tues- [Tuesday] day, Father Cook, who had been for some time indisposed, became suddenly worse, and, to the great grief of the brotherhood, expired. The following (Wednesday) morn- [morning] ing, according, as it is presumed, to the rites of the Romish [Rooms] church, the body was exhibited in the chapel of the oratory, and, as might have been expected from the novelty of the ceremony, and the present peculiar temper of the Protestant population, the circumstance, so soon as it became known, created unusual excitement in the neighbourhood. In the evening a large number of persons congregated in Alcester-street, and the chapel was soon crammed to suffocation by a most miscellaneous as- [assemblage] semblage. [assemblage] The body, covered by a decorated pall, was placed in front of the altar, and service performed by a number of ecclesiastics. But, although the congregation within was, as far as possible, orderly, the mob without was somewhat tumultuous. Notwithstanding the chapel was densely crowded, many persons in the street, attracted by curiosity, ifnot [into] by other less worthy motives, attempted to force an entrance into the edifice, while the struggles of those in the chapel (alarmed by the pressure to which they were subjected, and the doubtful dispositions and intentions of those excluded) to obtain egress had the effect of consider- [considerably] ably marring the solemnity of the proceedings. The Roman Catholics in the street charged several gentlemen of ap- [apparent] parent respectability with great violence, and, while utter- [uttering] ing fervent prayers for the soul of the departed, anathema- [anathematized] tized, [tied] in no very measured terms, the conduct of the Pro- [Protestant] testant [distant] intruders. So threatening was the aspect of affairs, that Dr. Newman found it necessary to communicate with the police authorities, and the timely arrival of several effi- [if- efficient] cient [cent] officers happily prevented any open breach of the peace. The service was concluded with closed doors and locked gates. Father Cook (the deceased Oratorian) [Oratorio] is described as having been a kind and amiable man, and the only priest resident in the Alcester-street institution (of which Dr. Newman is father superior) who, previous to his entrance into papal orders, had not been connected with the Anglican church, RoyaL [Royal] COLLEGE oF SurcEOoNS,-The [Surgeons,-The] following gen- [gentlemen] tlemen [gentlemen] having undergone the nec [ne] examinations for the diploma, were admitted members of the college at the meeting of the Court of Examiners on the 15th inst. - Messrs. William Sutcliffe, Hebden-bridge, Yorkshire, and Robert Turner Bywater, Leeds. the people were taking in the matter, he felt emotion on account of the cause which had given rise to the movement. Grievances would be placed before them by the various speakers, which could not fail to con- [convince] vinee [vine] them ull, [ll] that if there ever was an important era in Methodism, it was the present. (Hear, hear.) The eyes of the world were upon them, political and re- [religious] ligious. [religious] Other religious portions of the Christian church, who understood the grievances under which they were suffering, sympathised with them; such sympathies gave them strength, and they would not give up the struggle till their grievances were redressed. Mr. JosePH [Joseph] DoNKERSLEY, [Donkersley] of Honley, one of the sus- [suspended] pended local preachers, who was received with cheers, asked his brethren to bear with him while he gave them a short account of the cause of his suspension. He had given the subject much consideration before he took any prominent part; the first mceting [meeting] that he attended was held at Slaithwaite. The Rev. Mr. West, Mr. B. L. Shaw, and Mr. Edward Brooke also attended, and it was thought that their motive in attending was to cow or hold in check the local preachers; but it so happened, that the presence of those gentlemen had quite a con- [contrary] trary [Tracy] effect, for it caused them to speak out boldly. He had been a member 42 years, and a local preacher 33 years; though he said it himself he had laboured hard and willingly since his first union with the Methodists. He alwayshad [always] had the welfare of Methodism at heart, and he had yet, but he could not invite any man to join Methodism as it is. He was obliged to yield to conviction, and he felt a kindly feeling towards the preachers, and he should like matters to be so settled as to enable them to go hand and heart together. When they (the seven local preachers) attended the meeting to which they were summoned, they were told by Mr. West that when they received their notice to attend, they were virtually suspended, and when they entered that place (the vestry) they were actually suspended. (Shame.) He (the speaker) would ask was that law, to receive a charge and to be sentenced before being tricd [tried] If it was law, what kind of law was it was it the law of England was it the law of God was it the law of the Bible He looked on the meeting which he and his fellow sufferers were summoned to as being only a farce. ( Aye that wasall. [wall] Wellthey [Wealthy] were cut off-they would not be allowed to stand up in those pulpits again where they had often stood except they repented. (A laugh.) But they were members yet, and they would not give it up. Mr. RicHarp [Richard] TINKER, another suspended local preacher, on rising to address the meeting, was received with applause. He had no doubt that the feeling of the meeting with respect to Methodism as it is, was a con- [conviction] viction [fiction] that it was wrong-radically wrong its revela- [revel- revelations] tions, [tins] its government, and its acts, proved it unsound. When he reflected on the subject he was astonished that the disease should have been allowed to take such deep root before being noticed by the people. The Conference had gone step by step, from little to more. While now its sway over the people was absolute it even outdid Popery. Its continual aim was to keep the people in slavish subjection. He went on to notice the power which the heads of Conference arrogated to them- [themselves] selves over the preachers who did not fulfil their desire; also the power given to the superintendents of circuits to act as accusers, witnesses, judges, and juries, azainst [against] parties who might question the rightfulness of Confe- [Cone- Conference] rence [rents] discipline. Against the judgment of a superin- [superior- superintendent] tendent [tendency] there was no appeal, except to a minor district meeting; and those mectings [meetings] were so framed as to give the appellant little, if any, advantage. He also alluded to the Conference of 1849, held at Manchester, when and where Messrs. Everett, Dunn, and Griffith, were expelled the connexion, without warning and without anything being proved against them. All these three ministersat [minister sat] the time, hesaid, [head] stood well with their circuits. After alluding to the doings of the last Conference held in London, he remarked on his own case at some length. The Rev. F. A. West, along with his colleague, Mr. Learoyd waited on him (the speaker) personally he invited them to some refreshment. Mr. Learoyd said Then you have not stopped the supplies In answer to which he said he would always make them welcome to something to eat if they happened to be in his neighbourhood fatigued and requiring it; after which the following conversation was entered into -Mr. West I have a few questions to ask you.- [you] Mr. Tinker I shall answer no questions at present, as I expect being summoned toa [to] local preachers' meeting, lest any answer I may give now may be construed against me West Oh, if that is the case our business is Lea- [Learoyd] royd Well, but don't you know you are scattering the flock -Mr. Tinker Scattering the flock No, it isyou [is you] that are doing that.-Mr. West If the ministry he cor- [corrupt] rupt, [rust] you ought to leave it-Mr. Tinker If it be cor- [corrupt] rupt [rust] you ought to leave it. With what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again. The speaker said that after that conversation the two ministers took up their hats and were about to leave, wnen [when] Mr. West brought his hand from behind him and produced a note. (A Voice A rope. ) The note in question was the letter and charge of the Rev. F. A. West, citing the seven local preachers for trial, and which has already appeared in our columns. The speaker commented on the various points contained in the note, and the charge, as he went along; after which he gave particulars relative to the meeting which he and the six other local preachers attended, held in the Stewards' room Buxton Road Chapel, on the 2nd instant. He, along with the others who were summoned, went in a body. When they got there the business was begun with singing and prayer, after which Mr. West entered into a sort of introduction, but it was so mystified that they could not understand it. He then opened a large folio document which contained thirteen closely writen [write] pages, and after he had proceeded for a short time it was noticed that they were classed alto- [altogether] gether; [ether] he (Mr. T.) desired to know, which of the brethern [brethren] was on his trial Mr. West persisted in going on with the charge including the whole of them. He (Mr. T.) asked if they were members of that méeting [meeting] And in answer, Mr. West said no, they were suspended virtually when they received notice of trial; and suspen- [suspend- suspended] ded [de] practically, when they came to that meeting. In reply he (Mr. T.) quoted the authority of Mr. Wesley, that every man should be considered innocent until he was proved guilty; and, unless he and they who were charged with him should have the privilege of being mem- [men- members] bers [bees] of that meeting, they would immediately withdraw. Mr. West persisted in his course, and he (Mr. T.) along with the other accused brethren, and some others, who were disgusted with such proceedings, took up their hats and withdrew. But after they had withdrawn, he got to hear something that had been said. While Mr. West was reading his long and unintelligible document, several of the local preachers left without waiting to hear its conclusion,-and some waited to hear all. He had been informed by one of those partics [parties] that Mr. West had tried to cast a stigma on his character, in consequence of a letter which he had written to two of the circuit stewards, desiring that there should be one itinerant preacher less than they had had formerly in the circuit. That letter was as follows - Armitage Fold, Aug. 4, 1850. DearBrethren,-The [Dear brethren,-The] Conference exhibiting no disposition to concur in the least to the wishes of the people, but rather otherwise, I feel it my duty to call to your remembrance the memorable position you are likely to oceupy [occupy] with their preachers the ensuing year as circuit stewards, There was a meeting of office-bearers and members of the society favourable to reform, held in Lockwood School- [Schoolroom] room last night, when resolutions were unanimously (with- [without] out one dissentient) passed, pledging themselves to use every exertion to forward the cause of Wesleyan reform in this circuit,-to make a determined stand against the wnzise [noises] and unrighteous policy of the Conference,-and, (whether the funds of the circuit be supported or not,) to raise and support a fund to advance the cause of reform. ith [it] this information, I leave it with you to say whether or not it would be advisable to call a meeting (as early as possible, so as to communicate with Conference,) of the office-bearers of the whole circuit, to ascertain our financial prospects for the ensuing year, and if with a greatly diminuted [diminution] income we shall be able to sustain their preachers. -I am, dear brethren, yours truly, R. TINKER. To T. Mallinson and B. L. Shaw, Esqrs., [Esquires] Circuit Stewards. A meeting had been held at Lockwood, which he attended, when a resolution to the effect of stopping the supplies was passed. He tried to dissuade them from such a course at the time,-but seeing that what he said was of no avail, he wrote to two of the circuit stewards, acquainting them with the decision of the meeting, and asked the question, If it would not be ad- [advisable] visable [visible] for them to call a meeting of office-bearers and discuss the subject. Mr. West had either been wrong informed, or he had put a wrong construction on that letter. Afterhe [After he] had talked about his letter tothé [tooth] stewards, a motion was put that the accused brethren should be suspended ten days, and in the meantime a deputation was to wait on them to endeavour to induce a promise from them to cease from agitating. Out of the thirty- [thirty] five local preachers on the plan, only seven hands were held up in favour of the motion. The motion was put a second time, and still no more would hold up their hands so only seven out of thirty-five could be in- [induced] duced [duce] to hold up their hands against seven accused brothers. (Great cheering.) The following was addressed to Mr. Tinker by the Rev. F. A. West - Extract from the Minutes of a Special Local Preachers' Meetirg, [Meeting] held in Buxton Road Chapel, Huddersfield, on Saturday, November 2nd, 1850. Present, the Rev. F. or a fortnight, in order to afford the brethren opportunity for reflection and the following commitice [commit ice] is appointed to converse with them, in order, if possible, to induce them to acknowledge their error-viz., Brothers Hutchinson, Kei- [Lei- Kettle] lett, [let] Rayner, Roebuck, and Posson. [Possession] 3. The meeting desires to express its unfeigned sorrow that so many of their brethren have fallen into such temp- [temptation] tation, [station] and its hope and prayer that the leniency of the present discipline, and further consideration of the results of such a course of agitation, both upon themscives [themselves] avd [and] upon the Church of Christ, may speedily lead them to a better mind. 4. That although it will be necessary to leave out of the plan the names of those brethren who do not comply with the wishes of the meeting, the superintendent is requested to make such arrangements as he deems fit, in order to vive [vice] appomntments [appointment] to any of the brethren who may desire, on the above conditions, to be restored to their turmer [Turner] posi- [post- position] tion [ion] among us. F. A. West. Brother Richard Tinker. November 4, 1850. ' A separate vote was taken on each case. Mr. Wa. Kaye, of Lockwood, was called upon to move the first resolution. He certainly could sympathize with the suspended brethren, and, he would ask, what had they been put down for Was their piety or their zeal the less They were charged with agitation did that compromise their Christianity He would ask the question, was their demand righteous If their de- [demand] mand [and] was righteous, why try to put them down If their demand was not righteous, why noi [no] prove it so The Conference had given rise to the reform movement by the obnoxious laws which they had enected. [erected] No man could understand those matters, hold his voice, and be a Christian. The suspension of the seven local preachers would create a spirit of sympathy, and advance rather than other- [otherwise] wise, the reform movement. The length of time those men had been connected with the Methodist connection, and their consistency ought to have weight; but these considerations were thrown into the shade if they ventnred [ventured] to say anything against that august assembly the Conference. (Hear, lear.) [real] After a few further remarks, he moved the resvlution [resolution] which was- [was that] That this meeting approves the present agitation for Methodistic [Methodist] Reform, aud [and] hereby tenders its sympathy to the brethren who have been suspended from the local ministry because of the part they have taken in this move- [movement] ment; [men] and further resolves that it considers all such sus- [suspensions] pensions to all intents and purposes null and void. Mr. N. local preacher, seconded the resolution, which was supported by Mr. JEREMIAH LisTER, [Lister] local preacher. The resolution wasput [was put] and unanimously carried there not being one hand held up against it. The Rev. James Everett, of York, was next called upon, and, on rising, was received with rounds of hearty cheering. He commenced by saying, he had read of the seven champions of Christendom, and he had seen the seven champions of the West Riding. Although he would have been glad to have seen Mr. West present, yet he was not surprised at his absence; Mr. West knew there was policy in being out of the way. During the last twelve months, he (Mr. Everett) had attended two hundred public meetings, and at a fair computation had addressed not fewer than 200,000 persons,-out of which, he could say (for he had kept a record.) that not more than 150 had held np their hands against the various resolutions which had been submitted. Sore of the meetings which he had attended had becn [been] of an amusing character he would mention one. Some few months since he attended a meeting at Bridlington. At that meeting a resolution of sympathy, on behalf of the expelled ministers, was moved and seconded.-and when the chairman put the resolution to the meeting, a vast number of hands were held up. After this was done, the chairman desired such as were of a contrary opinion to hold up their hands, when one man of the name of Tate, who sat in the gallery, did so; he was desired by those around him to give his reasons for going against the resolution. When he commenced speuking, [speaking] he had an invitation to go on to the platform at that request he was very shy, seemed very nervous, and looked very pale,-he looked as white as a Chinese figure in a grocer's shop, and more like a man that had stepped out of his coffin than any where else. Mr. Griffith. placed his broad form full in front of Mr. Tate, and asked hiin [hon] if he were a preacher and were to be expelied [expelled] without trial, would he feel satisfied -Mr. Tate If you were wrong, you deserved to be expelled.- [expelled] WZ Grigith [Growth Nothing was proved against us.- Mr. Tate - You are agitating the society.- [society] M7. Griffith What would you do if you were expelled without charge and without trial Tate hesitated, and several persons in the gallery shouted out, Answer the question. -M'. ute I don't know what I should have done. Mr. Here is a gentlemen who acknowledges he cannot tell what he would have done if he were expelled without charge and without trial Mr. Tate Your object. is to destroy Methodism.-Mr. Everett No; our object is not to destroy Methodism, but Buntingisia, [Bunting] and there was as much difference between the two as there was between light and darkness, or the real natural bloom- [blooming] ing flower and the artificial one. Here a burst of laughter and cheering took place in the chapel. And he (Mr. Everett) was at a loss to know the cause, but subsequently he was informed that Mr. Tate was a local preacher, and a dealer in artificial flowers Tate This is an illegal meeting -Mr. Lverett [Everett If it be, what business have you here -Mr. Tate The people are not Methodists.-Mr. Everett That isa nice compliment io pay the meeting.- [meeting] The Chairman You that are Metho- [Method- Methodists] dists [lists] stand up. About 800 immediately arose. Mr. Tate sat down.-The Conference had assumed every variety of shape-sometimes acting the wolf, then the sheep, the porcupine, the dove-sometimes bitier [bitter] as gall, and then sweet as honey. A certain writer in the Wesleyan Times had said- There was as much differ- [difference] ence [once] between original 2nd modern Methodism, as be- [between] tween men and mask. The New Testament was out of the question. The aim of the Conference was intimida- [intimate- intimidation] tion. [ion] Men had been expelled-men of standing, of piety, of sound creed and what for Why, because they refused to give up their manhood. (Hear, hear.) What were the men who composed Conference They had been brought into the Christian church through the preaching of others, the people had subscribed their money for these men, had fed and clothed them, and had raised them to eminence and now what did these men do Why, their doings were those of the verriest [veriest] tyrants. Were these men entitled to the people's con- [confidence] fidence [confidence] and support No, no. Then stop the supplies, till you bring them to their right mind. Tie rev. gentleman went on at great length to notice the contradictory statements of many of the preachers. It had been said by Mr. S. D. Waddy [Ward] that he and his two brethren were not expelled for writing the Fly Sheets ; another had said they were, and that on the most indis- [India- indisputable] putable [table] evidence. He also went on to notice the par- [partiality] tiality [quality] of Conference in its dealings, both with preachers and people-the great confidence which the people had reposed in Conference, and its abuse thereof-the deaf- [deafness] ness of Conference to the cries of the people-the objec- [object- objections] tions [tins] of Conference to the people's petitions-Ist. [petitions-Its] They asked too much 2nd, in the wrong way; 3rd. uncon- [union- unconstitutionally] stitutionally [constitutional] 4th, during agitating times. He con- [concluded] cluded [eluded] a long speech amidst applause. The second resolution which pledged the meeting to stopping the supplies, was bricfly [briefly] moved by Mr. Joun [John] Hanson. Mr. F. VickErMaN [Vickerman] seconded the resolution, which was carried unanimously. The third resolution, pledging the meeting to no secession, was moved by Mr. Jonny Carrer, [Carter] local preacher, of Crosland Moor, and seconded by Mir. G. MALLtnsoy, [Mallinson] local preacher, Honley. This resolution was also carried amid great cheering, after which the meeting broke up at a late hour. Lorp [Lord] JoHN [John] RUSSELL IN 1845 anD [and] IN 1850.-Extract [W.-Extract] from a speech of Lord John Russell on the Roman Catholic Relief Bill of 1845 (Lord John Russell) believed that they might repeal those disallowing clauses which pre vented a Roman Catholic bishop assuming a title held bya [by] bishop of the Established Church. He could not conceive any good ground for the continuance of this restriction, Hansard, Vol. 82, page 290, July 9, 1845, [W] STATISTICS OF CARRIAGE TRAFFIC IN Panis.-A return has just been drawn up with all possible exactitude of the number of carriages of every kind, including the number of horses, now circulating in Paris. The results of this return are as follow -Ordinary and supplementary hack- [hackney] ney [ne] carriages 1,828, viz., ordinary cabs 733, supplementary ditto 61; ordinary chariots 62, supplementary ditto 31; ordinary hackney coaches 847, supplementary ditto 94; job carriages 3,000; omnibuses 400; iages [ages] called concons [concerns] 28; stage carriages to the environs of Paris, and special carriages in connection with railway stations 2,000 3 private cabs on two wheels 4,000; private carriages on four wheels 13,000; total of carriages circulating in Paris 24,256. Carts, tumbrils, drays, market carts, vans, trucks, Xc 25,000; water carriers' carts, 1,000. The number of horses em. ployed [played] in Paris for all purposes is 24,000. The distance performed by each omnibus averages sixteen leagues (forty miles) per day. They carry each 150 passengers in the course of the day. The number of these omnibuses is 400; consequently the total number of persons conveyed in one day is 60,000, 1,800,000 in a month, and ina whole year 21,600,000. In London there are 3,000 omnibuses, each running a distance of 60 miles, and carrying 300 passengers per day, or altogether 300,000,000 in the year. friends at tne [te] last eloction, [election] bogeed [begged] to observe, that se far as IT was ecncerned-and [concerned-and] I beHeved [behaved] I spok [spoke tho sen- [sentiments] timents [sentiments] of a majority of thore [there] with whom I had the pleasure to act-that the statement whieh [which] the honourable member put forth in his address to the electors, on the subject of iaking [taking] the surplus funds of the Protestaut [Protestant] of Ireland and applying thera [there] tv the uses of the Popish Church of that country, was the principal groand [grand] of objection, and not on the subjecs [subject] of etucation, [education] as he had evidently mixepprehended. [misapprehended] I stated further-that during the honourable gentle man's sojourn in the neislibeurhood, [neighbourhood] and interecarse [intercourse] with his thee supperters, [supporters] be had se far revised and re- [remedied] modeHed [modelled] his views on that subject, as would at aa ewher [her] pericd [period] have superseded tre [te] uceessity [necessity] of that opposition which we felt it our duty to efor [for] to his re election. I wust [West] this correction will not be by ony [on] of your readers, or the friends and of de uonourable [honourable] gonileman, [gentleman] as I have uo sceondary [secondary] object te promote in thus availing myself of your cohimns. [columns] The distinction between the two statements is. at this tim a, so very materiel, and to my mind so important, thar [that] I thought myself entitled to poimt [point] our the error inta [into] Which your reporter had fallen. Tam happy to knew that so wile a distinction between the honourable views and his fox mer [Mr] friends dees not now exist wid [id] that ke has strong claims on their future support, srising [arising] out of a faithful and assiduous discharge of his duties as representative of this borough. I renin, [rein] Sir, yours most obediently. THOMAS MALLINSON. New House, Nov. 15, 1850. a THE POST-OFFICE ARRANGEMENTS HUDDERSFIELD, TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE oF Sir-T had the pleasure of being present at the mne [men] micipal [municipal] dinner on Friday last. and was very much pleased with the Kind and conciliatory spirit wich [which] emanated from the chair, and which was so entivu [entire instically [instil] re- [responded] sponded [seconded] to by ail the party such meetings must result in much good to the town if the sugvestions [suggestions] there thrown oué [our] ure [re] carried inte [inter] eifect. [effect] There were two or three matiers [matters] which I hoped woud [would] be brought forward, and first and is ui Post-Otfice [Post-Office] arrangements, I have no hesitation in stating that Huddersfield. com sidering [considering] its commercial huportancs, [importances] is the worst aveom [ave] modated [moderate] post town in Exyland. [Explained] It is about the same distance from London as Manchester and Leeds, both of which towns have thcir [their] letters delivercd [delivered] about am heur [her] before Huddersfield in the morning, and their boxes remain open two hours later in che evening; thus depriving this town of three or four of the best hours ia the day. This subject, which is of the first inyportance [importance] to the town. was agitated some years ago. The answer then was, Walt a Httle [Hotel] until your railways are open. and then you shall have what yuu [you] ask for. We have waited, and to wk t purpose If is astonishing that our pro- [professional] fessional [professional] geutlemen, [gentlemen] mucrehwats, [migrants] and tradespeople im [in] general, have submitted so long to be deprived of what is their right, viz, to be put upon an feoting [footing] with neighbouring towns. A great deal lias [has] been said about or railway modation, [moderation] and perhaps ib is mes generstly [gently] knuwn [known] thas [has] we are obliged te leave London in order to vet to Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersiield [desired] five bours [ours] carlier [earlier] than either Manchester or Leeds. The express tivm [time] irom [from] London 5 p.m. arrives at Stockport seon [son] after ten o'duck, but we cannot get forward, the same with respect te the Mid- [Midland] land and the Great Northern ities. [ties] We cannot get on to ihe [the] seme [see] night, and what is the conse [cone] quenee [Queen Why, wll [will] the bityers [Bitters] who visit che morket [market] are driven te Leeds or to Mauchestor, [Manchester] when, if they could come forward here we shouit [shot] ive thom first generally. I have had a good deal of correspondence with the London and North Western Railway Company upex [apex] this ubject. [subject] and their last letter, written on the Sth [St] instant, states that the directors haye [hay] the marter [matter] under consideration, aud [and] are anxious to give Huddersfield all the accomunodation [accommodation] in tach [each] power. Such being the case, We Iluy [IL] soon expect to have the express forward, and I have no doubt it wil be supporte t [support t] and be con- [considered] sidered [resided] a great boon to the town. My apolosy [apology] for taking up so cf your reom [room] is the interest I feel fur the prosperity cf the town, amd [and] I hope that we shal [shall have a comimicice [commences] formed, or revive the old one at once. to carry owt [two] tho required altera- [alter- alterations] tions. [tins] I believe tuc [cut] Postmasicr [Postmaster] has to do with this matter, but would be equuily [equally] pleased with his fellow-towasmen [fellow-townsmen] to see tho requived [required] changes carried into effect. T remain, Sir, yours vespectfully, [respectfully] JOSEPH WRICLEY, [WRIGLEY] Huddersfield, Nov. 20. 1830. P.S.-I we condd [Codd] establich [established] a chamber of conamerce [con amerce] in Huddersfield all these things would be related, and the town would be placed upon a differcus [differs] reoturg. [return] Who knows, if the subject is t.ken wp in earnest, bus hat Sir John W. Ramsden will build us a ball. A Prexch [Preach] Pisireraiisst.-One [Psoriasis.-One] of the mest [meat] eager and iinpassioned [impassioned] Libliophilises [bibliophile] ever known, M. Charles Motte- [Mote- Motley] ley, whose death 1 last September, has lft [left] a wild in which he bejuevtiis [benefits] his Hbrary [Library] to the French nation, under the auspiess [auspices] of the President of the Republic, M. Motteley [Motley] possessed uhe [he] richest and most numerous ec Hee. [Her] tion [ion] of Elzevirs, [Ulcers] the most mayaniticent [magnificent] specimens of Freneh [French] and other bindings, and the most curieus [curious] cabinet of rare works, illustrated manuscripts, dc. He had hoped thas [has] his collection woul [would be placed ia the Leurre, [Lecture] the Tuulleries, [Galleries] or the Luxembourg. This evllection [election] had been almoss [almost] purchased by Louis Philippe, and recently by the British Museum, which would have paid 300,6G08 [W,G] for it 12,00), but it will not go out of France, and it will no doubs [doubts] shortly become visible in vie of the public of Paris. Lord Joan MaNtresto.-The [Interest.-The] Yorthera [There] Whig, one of the most able and consistent supporters of the ministry at this side of the channel, in referring to the letter of Lord John Russell, which reached Belfast by electric telegraph from Glesgow, [Glasgow] candidly confesses that at the firsh [first] blush it suspected the document was a forgery -a tesling [telling] which was fully participated in by net a few sceptics in the lish [Lush] metropolis. A day's delay, however, having cleared away all suspicion as to its genummeness, [genuineness] the Whig proceeds to cxpress [express] its astunishment [establishment] that sueh [such] a pro. duction [Auction] should have emanated from the Urime [Crime] Minister, addinz-' [adding] It is yuite [quite] in opposition to bis usual acts, dis- [distinguished] tinguished [distinguished] as they are by moderation and eantion. [attention] ana how his views are to be carried out, consistently with the principles cf civil and religious liberty, we are ata [at] loss te imagine. 'This letter, however, add an immense to the question of Papal interterenee [interference] with England. Either that interference must be moderated, or Lord John BRusseit [Brussels] must chenve [chance] his place; but at present the question is, whether or not his lordship has acted with becoming dis- [discretion] cretion, [creation] and as a tair [Tar] exponent of the fceling [feeling] of England. On the other hand, Mr. Jchn [John] assuming 2 character which kis [is] father was wont to take in a political emergency, namely, that of member for all Ireland, has come ous [us with a verbose address to the Roman Catholie [Catholic] representatives, brimful of sound and fury, calling upon them to yird yard] themselves once more for the good vid [id] fight, to stand together as of old, ADULTERATIUN [ADULTERATION] OF COFFEE.-The Sun SAYS, it is stated that in consequence of the immense increase in the use of chicory, and the falling of in the consumption of coifee, [coffee] i is the intention of government, at an early period, to eqnalise [enclose] the duties on coffee, chiefly with a view of the consumption of chicory. The plan likely to be pursued is, that, dur-ng [Du-ng] 1881, cotiee, [cote] without distinction as to growth or importation, shall be admitted for home consnmptien [consumption] 26 a duty of 4d. per lb., and the same to remain in force until the end of 1853, and in 185- [W- the] the uniform duty will be 2d. per Ib. EXTRaORDINARY [Extraordinary] Goop following re- [remarkable] markabie [markable] incident, iliustrative [illustrated] of the caprice of furfme, [frame] occured [occurred] on Saturday last Haye oF Kontich [Conch] town. A distraint had bec , landlord, for arrexrs [arrears] of ren so which sum the whole of the a condemned, and placed in rp Rs with the exception ofa [of] 4 ance, [once] which had been eet [et] 60 when, on looking into on parcel was discovered. tos contain no less aswii [as] usc [us fo wit George IIf. [Of] It is hardly necessary vw adi [aid] tus [us] was soon discharged, and the furnit [furniture] former position. ure [re] returned to ts AWKWARD DISCLOSURES.-In the Londo [London] Iupte Ute] Court, on Tuesday, Mr. John Herry [Henry] Doyle ey part proprietor of the Weekly came up for exa- [ex- examination] mination. [nomination] He attributed his state of emburrassment [measurement] to an undue advantage taken of him by his partner, Mr. Russe [Russ] with whom some differences and quarrel ensned, [ensued] becanse [because] he, (Doyle,) as editor, refused to allow the Weekly Chronicte [Chronicle] to be corrupted by inserting a defence of Mr. George Hnd- [And- Hudson] son, written by his son-in-law, Mr. Seymour. Firmly be- [believed] lieved [lived] he would not now be in the Bankruptey [Bankruptcy] Court if it were not for his refusal to insert that defence, and te be corrupted. Would not consent to the Weekly Chr [Che] being made the tool ot Mr. George Hudson, ed STATE oF TRADE IN Mane accounts from New York re ment [men] (ek Od this season will not exce [exe] bales.-There has been a cloth and yarn, on India lnst.-The [last.-The] resent that the cotton from 2,060,000 to