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thing to fear, will now make them know what it is to published, has furnished the complete solution of the drive honest men to despair. They shall either relieve mystery which brings about the present opposition to the miseries of the working people, or they shall know the bill so necessary to the well-being of the working misery themselves.”

class :A bond dreadful, and devilish was now entered into

“The objections of the local administrators against interferby these two, to destroy and lay waste regardless of the ence with people's management of their “own affairs," have a merits or demerits of those on whom they committed very close and literal meaning, when the Chairman of a Court their ravages-it was in their perverted minds sufficient of Sewers is the possessor of small tenements of a neglected that fear must do the work which neither ordinary class, which most require the exercise of compulsory powers justice, nor compassion, which neither law nor religion against the owner; when leading members of the local admi. had done. The icy indifference of the educated nistrative body are householders whose charges for works of and wealthy, had produced their natural fruits, wrong house-drainage most need regulation and reduction; or when, and indifference towards them in the victims of their on a Paving Board, an influential member is the retired part

ner who holds the coutract for paving." system, and the devil entering into the souls of the oppressed, made them regard themselves, not as evil, but

An example of some of the common sources of the as patriots and saviours. A mutual enquiry into each other's history here took of the South Devon Sanitary Association. Speaking of

outcry may be taken from the evidence of the Secretary place between the confederate incendiaries. They re- the important town of Devonport, he says,solved to open up their whole lives to each other. "We know the story of Meldrum, let us now hear a few par “ Whilst engaged in making a report on the sanitary condi. ticulars of that of Bates.

tion of the town, a tradesman complained to me that the health

of his family and workmen suffered, from a very large number of (To be continued.)

pigs being kept in a yard behind his house ; they were fed with offal from a slaughter-house adjoining, and a more disgusting nuisance I never witnessed. I asked him why he did not com. plain. He said it would be useless; at the same time mention. ing the influence which would be brought to bear against him. I next asked why he did not appeal to his landlord. • That

would be useless, too,' he replied, 'as the pigs are his best te. CORPORATION RESISTANCE TO THE WELL-BEING nants.' The landlord, a butcher, is a commissioner.OF THE WORKING CLASS.

This gentleman gives three or four more instances

quite as flagrant of commissioners having such vested THERE has not been for many years a measure pro- interests as this in filth and fever, and says they might posed by Government so directly important to the be multiplied ad infinitum, as proofs of the “impossibiworking men of England, their wives, and families, as lity of carrying out an efficient plan of sanitary reform the Health of Towns' Bill. True, we all suffer from the without government superintendence.” present state of our towns as to sanitary matters, but it The report from which we have quoted* contains a is on the poor-on the working class in general, that the statement of the sanitary condition of sixty nine towns intensity of the evil falls. It is they who are crowded in England and Wales. The picture is a deplorable into inconvenient dwellings, in narrow courts and lanes, one. It shows in equal proportions, lavish expenditure uncleansed, undrained, uncared for as to the common and excessive neglect. Let us take an example from decencies of life, without pure air and without water. Manchester. The following is taken from the evidence It is among them that fever rages, that life is shortened of the secretary there;to nearly one half its average length, that infants are born to sicken and die, that widows are left to go into

“ What number of water-works are there at present at Man. the union workhouse, because husbands are struck chester !--There is at present only one. down by poison and pestilence in the prime of life, and what according to their own statement have they spent ?

“Do you know anything of the expenses connected with that; among them that cholera, if it comes, will commit its

£366,000. ravages. But members of corporations are comfortable “Are they able to supply all the town ?—They supply about burghers, tradesmen, lawyers, or belonging to profes- one-half. sions of one kind or other. They live in substantial “ What is the quality of the water supplied ?-Very indifferhouses, and have the water laid on and the drains trap- ent indeed; it is foul in taste and it is very hard; it contains a ped. Their wives and children are well lodged and great quantity of sulphate of lime. Speaking of the losses sus. well fed, and if the air of the town seems not so plea- tained in Manchester by the bad supply of water, the usual calsant as might be wished, because the wind blows cer

culation is that such a population consumes about 14 pounds of tain unhealthy odours from the "poorer districts,” they soap each person annually. Our water spoils at least half the can go to the cottage in the country, or take lodgings soap that is used; if so, we lose in Manchester about £50,000 at the sea-side. Corporations therefore say that towns which is about £10,000 more than a good supply of water need

in soap ; that is, we use £50,000 in soap more than we need to, are all in an admirable state; that nothing can be bet

Out of respect to these trading interests, these works ter; that to take the management out of their hands is have had to be purchased, and an entirely new water source obcentralization, and centralization they say is bad, and tained, the community being taxed in perpetuity for the previ. therefore they want to go on as they are, managing their ous local legislation, for which no one is now responsible.” own affairs, and continuing to have the power of spending their own money as they like.

The following remarks relate to Liverpool ;“Yes, undoubtedly!" says the Report of the Health “When works bearing upon purity and decency are comof Towns' Association, just published

pleted, works of ornament and splendour are admissible. The

very reverse is usually the order of works adopted by the trad. “Yes, undoubtedly! spend as much as you like. You will ing classes represented in Town Councils. Even the works of ha perfect freedom in every extravagance you choose to in more direct utility are most partially distributed. Front and dulge in with what is really your own money. It is not pro- main streets, occupied by the influential classes, are opened up, posed to impose the slightest restraint upon your freedom as whilst back streets, which nevertheless contribute to the rates, Englishmen in this respect. The limitations in question are not upon the expenditure of your own, but of other people's money."

* Report of the Sub-committee of the Health of Towns As

sociation on the answers to questions addressed to the princiThe Health of Towns' Association in this Report, just pal towns of England and Wales, 1848.

cost us.

are neglected. In Liverpool upwards of £120,000, which the true statement would be, that it requires fifty householders would have sufficed for the abolition of cesspools, and the per- to initiate a large economy. As matters now stand, any one fect internal drainage of 25,000 undrained houses, has been ex or two individuals may involve a town in the enormously expenpended by the Corporation on one public hall, the St. George's sive inquiry for a local Act; and moreover in excessively wasteHall, (with a multitude of Corinthian columns, like an immense ful expenditure for ineficient works.” Greek temple,) which overlooks a mass of filthy dwellings, ill. paved and ill cleansed streets, and the sites of cesspools and Even if we had as much faith in the honesty and disfever nests.'

interestedness of corporations, as we have cause to

doubt the existence of either we should still have to conHere is the case of Exeter ;

tend with their ignorance and should protest against the The Local Improvement Board of Exeter, which had, at the folly of entrusting works which require skill and knowperiod of the Act, only 5,500 inhabited houses, has expended ledge in various branches of sciences to men who how£542,000, or at the rate of £100 per house, in widening streets ever well they may understand their own trades or and building markets, leaving the town upon cesspools, and the professions know nothing bearing on the subject in ques. parts of it inhabited by the labouring classes in the state of fe- tion. It is truly observed ;ver nests; the town being the most unhealthy in the country, in spite of its salubrious situation in a tine climate."

"The very assumption on the part of the local authorities or their representatives, that they can carry out the requisite works by themselves, is only a deplorable proof of the igno

The baker “The members of this Local Improvement Board are loud rance of both, as to what is required to be done. against consolidation, by which the establishment charges would who is the Chairman of the City Commissioners of Sewers, has be reduced ; they are against central control, which indeed, declared that he and they are 'willing' to carry out complete come as soon as it may, comes far too late to secure a better ap- works of sanitary improvement. He might as well say, that he plication of the town rates. The rate-payers are left with se is willing 'to construct a well-working locomotive steam-envere burthens, and some of them are heard to declare that they gine. Such assurances from such men, only show they know can bear no more.

not what they promise." “The heaviest burthen, however, which they bear, is what is left in addition to this misdirected expenditure, namely, the

The people themselves are equally incompetent to burthen of excessive sickness, loss of labour, premature mortal- mend the matter. They have no redress. They cannot ity, and excess in the number of deaths and funerals. The ex- possibly improve the condition of their dwellings as to cess of deaths, even above Tiverton, was, in the year 1841, 332, sewerage, water supply, and ventilation ; nor can they and the numbers have not lessened since that time. The pecu. remove to better. Where can they find better? All niary loss from that excess could not be less than £50,000 for are defective, and if one neighbourhood is worse than that one year.

This burthen is found to be reducible by means others, still in that worst of all, must the work-man of a much lower amount of expenditure; but it must be expen- live, whose employment necessitates his living therediture otherwise directed than by such a body as the existing abouts. There are people who will say that there is burthens have been imposed by; it must be by the application of science and skill, wbich ignorance and prejudice, and want power sufficient, if the law were enforced, to do away of care and sympathy, as regards tho labouring population, with all nuisances. We find in this report, mention would repudiate."

made of a gentleman who writes a pamphlet to the ef

fect, that the common and statute law of England is The outcry of our own “Dirty City,” still rings in our sufficient for all sanitary purposes. This reminds us ears. The following relates some of its doings ; of the gentleman who argued that the law of England

was open to the poorest man as well as the richest, and “ The Corporation of the City of London, besides spending of the reply he received from Professor Porson." True,' about a quarter of a million upon ignorantly and mischievously said Porson, “and so is the London Tavern." The reconstructed sewers, an expense at which, it is declared, three ply needs no comment, at all events, to any one who cities might have been sewered completely, have charged by a coal tax upon the whole metropolis, a sum of £1,000,000, and

ever experienced the cost of a law suil. upon public property an outlay of £750,000 for new edifices.

There is not a doubt that what we require in order to Some of the works, such as the widening of streets, were un work any sanitary measure, is a controlling power. doubtedly good in their time and order, though they are all the We want an authority competent to see that the peosubject of complaint for their extravagunce. It is, however, ple's money is well applied and not wasted; that the proper to note, that this expenditure, employed at the scale of people's health is cared for, not wantonly destroyed ; expense requisite for constructing model lodging-houses, would that the people's lives are valued, not recklessly sufhave sufficed to substitute salubrious, in the room of insalubri- fered to be extinguished by tens of thousands yearly ous, dwellings for 85,000 out of the 129,000 inhabitants of the from fever. Local bodies require looking after, as we corporation jurisdiction."

all do. Irresponsible power is bad for every one. Let Our limits alone prevent us from multiplying instan- the people then petition (we again enforce the necesces. The sums spent in litigation alone, would suffice sity of this). Let the people petition, that the bill to convince any one who became aware of them of the which so deeply concerns their interests, may pass into ruinous extravagance of the present system ;

law, and that to work it, there may be a controlling

power, a central authority, composed of those men who “ 'I believe I am within the mark,' said Mr. E. Rushton, the have proved their earnestness in the cause, by years of Stipendiary Magistrate of Liverpool, in his evidence before the labour and their knowledge of the proper means to en: Committee on Private Bills, speaking of the expense of obtaining sure it by their able and vigorous proceedings, since private Acts, when I say that, within the last ten years not they were constituted as a inetropolitan commission. much less than £100,000 has been cxpended in these matters, without this nothing will be done. It is the people including the expense of parties in resisting local Acts.'"

want protection and support. Let them bestir them“Besides the profits of the applications for the acts

selves in time. themselves," observes the report, “ they yield profitable crops of fees in the proceedings under them, and then again in applications for their amendment.” These things make us perceive the force and justice of the following remarks ;-

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See Louis Philippe. Here is a man elected by the people, the THE WEEKLY RECORD,

terms on which he was chosen made known to him; the principles of his government clearly defined; yet with the fatal

warp of royalty he betrays his trust, and works industriously THE BLOOD-GUILTINESS OF KINGS. DAWX OF THE MIL

to reduce his benefactors and elevators to the miseries of a desLENNIUM OF FREEDOM.

potism. If ever a man might have known the consequences of There is nothing so notorious in history as that its pages are such a proceeding, it was he. The French had sufficiently shown drenched with human blood. It would appear as if mankind that they would tolerate no such treachery. But the traitor were a race far exceeding any idea of devils that has been pressed the daring treason to extremity, and the consequence furnished to us, in crime and cruelty, far exceeding any extent has been the murder of some hundreds of his people, whose of conceivable folly in their foolishness. Their great avowed blood cries against him from the ground. purpose has been to seek happiness ; their great business from Look again at this Prussian assassin. His father promised age to age to destroy each other. Nation has risen against na- his people the freedom for which they had fought, and which tion, and people against people, and the more than march mad- had been guaranteed to them as the price of victory. ness of it has been that they have denominated their murder- He died the violator of his word. The son repeated spontane. ous deeds-national glory!

ously the promise ; and refused to keep it. The consequence If we come to look, however, more clearly into this, we per- is, that his streets are drenched with blood, and the souls of ceive that it has all resulted from the sole absurdity of submit 2,000 slaughtered men cry against him from ibe ground. In ting themselves and their affairs to lings. The idolatry of king- the hour of his humiliation, the crafty monarch, to turn away ship has been punished in every age, with the infatuation of the accusations of his people, promises them the supremacy the furies, the dipping of each other's hands in blood. Blinded of Germany, and to elude the demand of domestic justice, as it were by the curse of heaven for this idolatrous crime, with plunges into a crime against the whole Germanic race. Ile a ten-fold blindness these idol kings of theirs have led them up declares himself the King of Germany. This was sure to proto mutual destruction, as butchers lead up sheep to the slaugh- duce a cry of universal execration from every other German ter-house. The earth has groaned under the curse of perpetual state; and it is come. From Austria, Baden, Bavaria, everycarnage, civilization has been arrested, and misery and stupi- where resounds the voice of indignation. On the walls of dity have prevailed.

Frankfort, Mayence, Mannheim and other cities is displayed a Thank God! the delusion more pregnant than all other delu- handbill, in which is pronounced the opinion of the German sions put together, with horrors and calamitics, with crimes people of his persevering perfidy, and unprincipled ambition. and abominations, is, however, coming to an end! The events They tell him that they would sooner acknowledge a “ butcher's of the last month more wonderful than any since the founda- dog as the head of Germany, than be.” He who has sacriticed tion of the world, testify to the awakening of the people, and the children of the land to his puppet play of deceit and lying. the permanent spread of the spirit of civilization. From ond They tell him that he can no longer deceive them; that he has to end of Europe the spirit of revolt against regal tyranny and torn off the mask; that he has spoken out, confessing that he deception has gone like a stroke of electricity; or rather like grasps at the crown of Germany. "Let there be truth between what it is, the voice of the Almighty, which has cried once us," add they, using his own deceitful words. “ We and our more in the hour of a second and a greater crcation-“LET house will not serve thee. We will have no fellowship with THERE BE LIGHT! AND THERE WAS LIGUT!"

the oppressor of the people, the originator of the Silesian At that voice every idol of regal paganism has fallen like famine-fever, and the exterminator of his unarmed subjects.". Dagon flat on its face, and the palms of its hands have been cut This is the language of a people awakened to a sense of their oft. God once more has crazed the chariot wheels of the Pha- own power. May every nation which has now won by its blood, raoh of Despotism, and plunged all its hosts into tbe Red Sea of and bravery its freedom, know how to maintain it, and secure popular indignation. Before the spirit of God manifested in the the world against the recurrence of the destructive murrain spirit of the people, every mighty heart has trembled, every of royalty. proud knee has failed, every throne has shaken, and cast its oc For us in this country the principle is fast-rooted in the concupant prostrate before it in the dust of humiliation. The Peo- stitution since 1688, that “all power is inherent in the people have shown that they are truly--and without any fiction-ple.” That is the great language of the Bill of Rights. The the Sovereign People; they have now to show that what they British people decided practically its right to choose its own can so easily assume, they can as easily maintain. That they kings. William III confirmed this right by refusing to accept do and shall maintain the rights which they have thus vindi- the crown on any other ground. It is not the monarchy which cated is a duty holy and inviolable; a duty more religious than pinches us here. That has been sifted, and settled on so simple any other, except the worship of God himself, for it is the a basis, that it can no longer injure us. With our worthy pledge of peace and happiness to the whole earth; it is the gua- Queen we have no quarrel. After the licentious reigns of her rantee against the return of these old evils and oppressions, and predecessors, her own domestic life is a welcome spectacle to for the steady progress of freedom, truth, knowledge, and reli- the nation. We believe that from her, no exercise of popular gion. For this there is no security but the extinction of the right would receive a check : and we believe as firmly that, kingly superstition, the cstablishment of the power of the people should the popular voice to-morrow demand a change in the through the medium of a wise and extensive representation. form of government, she would receive not the most distant The institution of royalty is so unnatural, that it invariably cor- shadow of injury. Was she requested to descend from the rupts those whom it involves, and converts them into faithless throne to make way for a republic, she would descend with the and treacherous individuals. Scarcely one man in a million is love and respect of the nation, and to a station of private seproof against its sorcery; and therefore it is that an Alfred is so curity, honour and plenty, which would secure all the true rare. By creating kings, nations create traitors to themselves. sources of human happiness. They elevate men only to plot and strive against their liberties,

But there is another power which has a huge debt to disand inflict on the public the everlasting strife of politics. The charge to the nation, and which, if we do not mistake the signs eternal business of nations is to endeavour to wring from their and the spirit of the times, will ere long, be demanded of it. princes their own natural liberties, which these men with an

That is the Aristocracy. This power has usurped everything inconceivable infatuation are perpetually striving to extinguish. in this country which can be called national right as private It is time to put an end to this troublesome and pernicious con- property. It engrosses the throne, the parliament, the church dition of affairs : if there be one thing more ignominious and and the property of the people. It has cursed us with the disgraceful to the human intellect than another, it is to see debts of its national murders, and taxing the poor man's loaf, thirty or forty millions of men subjected to the will and caprice --the poor man's labour by which it is earned—has exempted of one single individual, perhaps the most foolish and depraved itself from its own share of the burden. If the people be true in the nation.

to itself, this monstrous power, this power destructive to our If we look at what has just taken place on the continent, we liberties, our progress, and our commerce, must be put down behold but another exhibition of the treachery of kings to their and annihilated. Well has Lamennais said, that “the English trust, and of their blood-guiltiness towards their subjects. aristocracy is the last remnant of the feudal institutions in Every drop of blood which has been shed in every country where Europe, and that England is the battle-ground on which the it has been shed—what is it but the result of the resistance of contest for its extinction must be fought out!" Well has Lammonarchs to the just claims of their people, and in many cases artine declared, of their refusal to keep the terms on wbich they have been ad “ A l'époque ou les Aristocraties tombent, c'est la mitted to their thrones.

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“ The epoch when Aristocracies fall, is that in which nations not funds to purchase. We should not make our good w!u to regenerate themselves. The sap of the people is there !" the necessitous an injury to the press itself, which in its great

Against the bloody treasons of kings, and the aggressions of work of diffusion of knowledge, deserves and must enjoy as aristocracies, hostile to the progress of peace and civilization, extensive a patronage as possible. the voice of God is gone forth, and it will be the crime of the That which applies to newspapers applies to literary papers people if the will of Heaven on its behalf be not fulfilled. also, to any species of printed sheet, in fact, which can be trans. Christianity is arising from its hindrances and perversions mitted, cost free, by post. We are quite sure that a great to speak to the nations from the seats of governments in moral and intellectual revolution lies in our hands, through voices like that of Lamartine. When did kings, or priests, this plan, and that our newspapers and literary and scientific or aristocrats, speak from their assumed altitudes, language papers may thus be made to do a vast and almost incalculable like that? Instead of demonstrations of war, and pro- service, without diminishing the number of purchasers, nay, clamations of oppression, we hear the accents of peace, love, with the ultimate certainty of increasing them. and liberty breathed from the chambers of government, and

POPLAR WORKING MEN'S ASSOCIATION. the great German nation is uniting to embody in the constitution of their country, the principles of sound philosophy, which

The Committee of this valuable Association, formed in 1846, they have made universal. Thanks to Christianity, the stone

announce its prosperity. In the evenings of Mondays, Wed. cut out of the mountain without hands, which is rolling on now nesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, there are classes for Arith. manifestly to fill all lands. Thanks to the pen which, in many a

metic and Algebra, Geometry, English Grammar, Mechanical

The value of these means of dark and terrible day, and in many a day of seduction has still Drawing, and Civil Architecture. held on its silent but invincible way. Thanks to thousands of instruction in a place like Poplar needs no pointing out. poets, and other martyrs of the spirit who, in contempt, in prison,

The following Lectures are also about to be given :in exile, and in death, have sown the seeds of fire, and leavened Tuesday, April 11.-A Reading on Macaulay's Lays of Ancient the huge popular mass to its present glorious condition, and Rome, by the Rev. J. A. Baynes, illustrated by Dissolving

Views. Admittance Free. made one day of present existence, worth a century of the past.

April 18.-On Astronomy, by Mr. M. A. Austin. EXCELLENT USE FOR NEWSPAPERS WHEN READ.

April 25.--A second by Mr. Austin. An intelligent friend of ours has suggested a plan of diffusing

May 2.--On the French Rerolution, by the Rev. Fitz-Herbert much satisfaction and information at no cost whatever.

We Bugby. are apt to commit the most extensive waste without reflection.

May 9.-On Charles Dickens and bis Writings. We are now coming to the consciousness that we have been

May 16.--Discussion on the French Revolution. committing a waste of from one hundred to two hundred mil. May 23.-On Ancient Egypt, by the Rev. J. A. Baynes. lions of pounds sterling annually in this kingdom by washing

June 6.-On Electricity, by Mr. T. Couscns. away all our sewerage into the rivers. That will be realized,

June 13.-On the Fine Arts, by Mr. J. D. Wrillett. and future ages will wonder at our folly in thus recklessly de

June 20.-On Building Societies, by Dr. Bowkett. stroying the great sources of fertility. But we commit an

June 27.-On Chemistry, by Mr. T. A. Smith. almost equal waste of newspapers--those sources of civilization ANNUAL TEA-PARTY OF THE MILES PLATTING MECHANand intelligence. We take our weekly or daily paper, read it,

ICS' INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER. and fling it aside. Many of us have whole piles of newspapers sent from one quarter or another, which are a nuisance rather

We have read with pleasu re the particulars of this meeting

in the Manchester newspapers. than anything else to us when once read, if ever read they are.

Oliver Heywood, in the chair, But if we exist in such newspaper plenty, there are thousands the President of the Institute, and amongst those taking part and millions who exist in an equal dearth. That which is use

in the business of the evening, were George Cook, Elkanah Armi. less or next to it to us, would be of infinite service to others : tage, Mayor of Manchester, Abel Heywood, Councillor, and that which is quite in our way is quite out of the way of num.

many other gentlemen. bers of others--we harc a plethora, but our poor neighbours 6s. 20. from proceeds of tea and coffee parties; the total income

The receipts for 1847 were £57. 11s. from members, £11. have a vacuum--our surfeit leaves them equally in starvation.

for the year being £72. 5s. 7d. They had spent £19. 14s. 11d.

The income exceeded the ex. Now how easily is all this remedied; what a source of benefit on books; teacher's salary £20. and pleasure to others is in our hands. What a mass of the penditure by exactly 3s. The number of members, inale and seeds of information we destroy, when we might fling them to female, averaged for each quarter 144; and with 23 honorary the wind, and make them generate all over the country.

members the whole number was 167. 1,500 volumes consti. Let us never destroy or fling aside a newspaper. Let us re

tuted the library; the issucs were 4,300, giving 83 issues per flect how many thousands and millions of our fellow men would

week. The reading-room contained Manchester and London

Lectures (gratuitous) had be glad to pick up what we fling down. Let us reflect how newspapers and several magazines. many mechanics' libraries and news rooms there are ; what been delivered by Mr. Daniel Stone (1), Mr. S. Pope (6), numbers of clubs and mutual improvement societies, and coffee Mr. John Watts (2), Mr. R. J. Richardson (5), Mr. Langley houses of the working classes there are at which every one of (2), Mr. Walker (1). Eleven concerts had been given during these newspapers would be thankfully received.

There were reading, writing, arithmetical, archi. It is surprising what a source of intellectual fertility we may tectural, and general drawing classes, a class for females, and thus throw open. Do you wish our labouring brothren to read,

a cwing and knitting class, gratuitously managed by Mrs. to think, to get a habit of preferring the reading-room to the Winstanley. £40 had been raised, and £22 more giren on

The band, however, tap-room? Do you want all to inform themselves of the actual loan, to purchase instruments for a band. condition of things, of the real state of every social and politi- had not been steady, and the inst: uments had been called in. cal question, that they may exercise their rights powerfully, cluded by stating the very remarkable fact, that the scholars

They hoped soon to have another formed. Mr. Winstanley conand their powers rightfully? Scatter abroad then your newspapers. Get a list of all the Mechanics' Libraries, and reading. who attended best were those who paid for their own education rooms of all kinds, and send your papers to some of them and and that four-fifths of those who got gratuitous tickets did not

attend al all. let those who have more than they want, send such as they do

CONTENTS. not want to others. A few penny post letters of inquiry, both from those who have to send, and those who want, would soon gatory of Suicides"—Letters from Paris

. By GOODWYN BARMBY.

Poets of the People. Thomas Cooper, Author of "The Purorganize a system of distribution. A list of such parties and No. ill. The Placards of Paris. No. IV. The Elections in societies as wished for a number of papers, might be furnished France Facts from the Fields. The Meldrum Family. By from time to time in popular journals and newspapers in answer to enquirers, which would facilitate the diffusion.

William Howitt. (Continued.)-Corporation Resistance to the

The great well-being of the Working Class Record: Blood-Guiltiness thing would be to avoid sending a shoal to some and none to others. It would be quite requisite for public-spirited members Use for Newspapers when read, etc. etc.

of Kings, Dawn of the Millennium of Freedom-Excellent of any institution where an unnecessary quantity arrived, to give public notice of that, or to apply themselves to direct the stream on to remote and obscure localities. By a little care, PRINTED for the proprietor by WILLIAN LOVETT, of 16, South zeal, and patriotism, the bulk of once read newspapers might Row, New Road, in the Parish of St. Pancras, County of be soon directed into the proper channels and these channels Middlesex, and published by him at 291, Strand, in the -let it especially be remembered, are those where there are Parish of St. Clement Danes.

the year.

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