Charter (Newspaper) - December 8, 1839, London, Middlesex ESTABLISHED BY THE CLASSES who 8bek NOTHING BUT OWN U SUCH THEY HAVE THZ be THE VOICES NUMEROUS that oppose the IF No. 46 DECEMBER 1839 Price 6d TOWER - GENERAL CO A On Tuesday evening last a public called by the Shoreditch Charter was held at the for the purpose of electing a delegate to the next General The meeting was very numerously attended by the members of the different associations in the and much anxiety was previous to the chair being to know who was to be it having been whispered about by some persons that Mr. the would not again come forward while the friends of Mr. Hartwell declared they had received no such The whole of these circumstances be better understood by the observation of Mr. Hartwell to the meeting and by a letter which we understand he has addressed to the Chartists of the and which will be found in another part of our Mr. Charles of the Shoreditch was called to the who opened the business by calling on the meeting to give all the parties a fair as he understood there were several candidates to be After an introductory resolution had been proposed and the chairman called on all parties who had candidates to propose to come Mr. Hartwell having entered the hall during these his friends requested him to allow them to put him in but he positively After some little during which considerable discussion took place on the platform between the chairman and the friends of the Mr. Savage rose to propose as a fit and proper person to represent the Tower Hamlets in the General Mr. Frederick a member of the Shoreditch Charter Mr. Boggis seconded the Mr. Knight proposed M. who was by Mr. Mr. Spencer proposed Mr. W. who was seconded by Mr. Mr. Hartwell then came on the and was received with loud He said that the whole proceedings connected with this meeting were of a most extraordinary and reflected no credit on the parties getting it He had been asked by his friends to stand as a he had even been since he came into the by several members of the Shoreditch Association to do stating they would withdraw their Mr. being fearful without the support of himself and they would be defeated by the friends of who had mustered stronger than they but he declined to be any party to the proceedings of the and he felt it but an act of justice due to to his and to the publicly to state why he refused to stand the nomination at this and meant to protest against the whole whoever was The Shoreditch Association had evidently called the meeting in the expectation of being able to elect one of their own members as The meeting had been hurriedly public notice who was to be notice aent to him that such a meeting was to take at a meeting held in the hall after the late Convention had ceased to he had received their unanimous thanks for his conduct while their and the Hall who were strongly in his had been lulled into the by the deputation who waited on them from that they had no intention of opposing if he would to ascertain they would make inquiry previous to the They had not had the courtesy to inform him at and his upon the expressed intention of the deputation had not communicated with though they now were fully prepared to propose He the Shoreditch Association had treated him unjustly and that their conduct in case had been highly They hid not attempted to find fault with his previous on the they had expressed perfectly satisfied with they did not attempt ta impugn either his humble energy or and yet they had acted in the manner they had done to Under all these circumstances he felt himself justified in refusing to be nominated to this and pretesting against ita He would only whoever they sent as their they would find none who would represent them more faithfully than he had done in the last Hartwell sat down amidst loud Mr. Savage justified the conduct of the Shoreditch and said they did not consider bound to inform Mr. Hartwell of their He might have seen the advertisement convening the The various candidates then came forward and addressed the expressing their readiness to answer questions put to The chairman then proceeded to take the show of when he declared the election to have fallen upon Mr Mr. Hartwell's who a large portion of the generally refrained from the members of the Shoreditch Association voted for Mr. few of Mr. Hartwell s friends for Mr. and the members of the East London Democratic comprising about one third of the voted for Mr. The atter gentleman represent the East London Democratic but not the working men of the Tower Hamlets Thus has the district been again split up into factions by the conduct of a few Commercial France and British we has appointed Mr. G. R. as a jointly with Mr. Bulwer and Mr. in the commercial negotiations between England and Mr. who is chief of the statistical department at the Board of is a man of great sound and conciliatory A better choice could not have been The English we have already is desirous that the conferences should be resumed Mr. Bulwer and Mr. who have already shown an honourable zeal in the will not wait for Mr. The latter was to leave Naples on the of but as he must go to London to render an account of his he can scarcely reach Paris before the end of the present The Northern has returned after visiting his constituents of the Northern from Dingwall to ' After the most careful and accurate says Mr. ' 1 can assure that whenever a contest shall if it shall come at our majority will be most We sincerely trust that the contest will not come for its only effect will over a wide tract of to cause strife and a needless of and all the idleness and dissipation usually attendant on a contested But if such a struggle does take and if Mr. Dempster of Skibo be determined to lead the forlorn we are happy to think that the result will be the same as at Transatlantic have often wondered at the bales of degrees in and which the Yankee bring at every but on turning over Reid and Matheson's Travels we learn that in the United States there are twenty-one theological and seventy-five ditto for general Twenty-five of the former have been instituted since and forty of the latter since 1814 1 This was in 1834, and the number will much increased Dr. who is an English with much that * some of these colleges are literally springing up in the and are putting themselves in readiness to bless generations that shall be No doubt of but certainly this is the principle with a It is almost needless to remark that some of these seminaries have an attendance of only half a dozen unfledged Murders in of every description is uncommon at and we seldom hear of a i have a dreadful to record in this Two of the unfortunate creatures who usually prowl about the barracks were seen rambling in company with four Turkish soldiers over the moors in the neighbourhood of the The whole party were found dreadfully butchered the next morning in one of the Jealousy or some other cause had led to strife among the whose were found in their from Election for are now uP less than four candidates in the field canvassing for this Mr. Benjamin Mr. Arthur and Mr. A most active canvass is going on in all parts of and there is very little doubt of the contest being a very severe Assault in a - William a on charged at with conducting himself in a riotous manner in a and committing an unprovoked assault upon the proprietor the - Mr. who Keeps a in that the accompanied by another entered his premises on that morning at an early hour in a state of and after passing through the room appropriated for the use of persons taking they entered his private They sat and put their feet upon the so as to prevent him from attending to his The were told that the house was frequented by persons principally members of the Temperance and if they wished for refreshments they might retire to the other but the prisoner became very using the foulest he refused to leave the Finding that remonstrance had no the complainant laid hold of him to put him out without disturbing his he seized on and tearing bis broke two squares of with all the crockery that came in his which he valued at 30s. The after denying that he was said that being a stranger in he thought he was privileged to sit by the fire as long as he thought proper in a public place of and it was the complainant who did the damage in his endeavours to eject him from the defendant's friend could not tell who first committed the and he had already offered to pay the amount of the Jar dine said it was a most flagrant and unless the prisoner was prepared instantly to pay the amount of he should be dealt with in as severe a manner as the law would prisoner paid the together with and he was SPIRITED CONDUCT OF A FRENCH M. the principal editor of the was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in a plot of This gentleman is likely to give more trouble than any other newspaper writer in The following is his own witty account ot this His like have stings in their Our readers will not fail to see how dangerous an opponent the writer of such a letter as the following must be to a corrupt opposed in all to the principles upon which it professes to have been established arrest of principal editor of the * ' December 5. 1 My dear Brother hear that my house has been visited by the and that I have been thrown into let not this intelligence excite your risibility too for there is some truth in the but 1 will tell you the whole ' This between she and I was awoke by hearing my bell 1 immediately jumped and hastened to open my A tall with a red and in all the appearance of a was standing there with five or six one of whom held a lighted ' it is the Very one must always ask the police to come for they would do so without the and one thus acquires the reputation of being * were ransacked with the It was not possible to annoy one with greater * I was present at the and every now and then the police commissary of the first the king and I belong to told mc to dress I requested him to pay no attention to my not being but he continued to urge the same I told him I was net and thanked At last the request was a torrent of Dress to accompany I then concluded that I was and put on my boots to properly to a certain building in the Rue de with you are well 4 When a gentleman looked at me rather and gave me a paper in the room of the one I escorted by a I waa conducted Jo a which was on by a I was then the bolt was drawn on the and somebody bawled to the head man of the a political prisoner This pleased me a for it is always agreeable not to be taken for a ' A man then came and led me to a vile-looking where I was doubtless to see if I had not some infernal machine in my like the one of the Rue The result of the inspection was the discovery of sixty francs in my waistcoat forty of which were taken and the remainder was left me as I was then taken lip a second into a which was immediately * 1 examined the furniture of my which consisted of a and with a grey blanket and two The at first appeared rather but a minute after I rendered it due for it was infinitely cleaner than the under 1 When the gaoler I asked him if he could not give me anything cleaner to lay my head on He told me it was for the effects belonged to and could not be even for I could not conceive what interest they could have in making political prisoners lie in but I said lest I should pass for being ' Can I write to my wife said I to to the 1 and he instantly gave me a sheet of I wrote and begged him to send my letter to its address A porter undertook to take it. Now judge how great was this morning's kind fellow who had taken charge of my mistook his road so much that my missive to my instead of reaching found its way into the room of the Juge * Alone in and not knowing what to I thought of following the example of bare- What can one do in one's form but dream as my cell barely allowed me room to I laid down on my * I was disturbed at and was obliged to go down stairs between two one at my side and the other behind and had you been walking at that time on the quay between the Prefecture de Police and the Palais de you would have seen your principal editor marched through the streets like a culprit about to be tried at the and exciting the commiseration of all passing that way by his placid i length I was brought before the d. Instruction M. who did not seem to consider me as any great He examined me frankly and properly ' and letters scattered over his table showed upon what and whom my examination was to I would lay any wager that the Judge learned from me that he was not acquainted with but he waa enabled to see that in my political as in all others there was no dearth of honourable * The Judge understood bis and separating from hia evidence what concerned the Capitate he ordered me to be agreeable and just termination after such brutal who prefer discussing ministerial questions to protesting in a body against the violation of the dwelling and rights of the * take note of what has happened to me will be ' Your dwelling will be and you will ha issued against not a viandat which would merely oblige you to attend at a proper but a mandat as is issued against who have served their and other malefactors that can be compelled to should they attempt to You will be imprisoned in the Prefecture de and then you will be marched off between two along the quay to the Palais de while you will hear the collected to see Is he a thief Is he an is the principal editor of a ' This is my history one day it will be It was for such an end that a revolution was m ade in ' CHARLES A meeting of the inhabitants of Christ was held on for the purpose of making a There was strong opposition to thuv passing of the and a long discussion concluded as Mr. contended that the judgment which had been given by Sir Herbert in the had the effect of rendering their Act ineffective with respect to of voting a It had taken away right of voting under Sturges Bourne's except in the case of a for not one word about was to be found in that Mr. Deacon said that the judgment had riot such an was highly indecorous to make such a Mr. in his the judgment had that and proceeded to enter very into arguments usually advanced against With respect to the proceedings taken against he gloried in the inasmuch as in his person the issue of a great principle was being He then as an ' That the Vestry be adjourned until the suit in the Hawes and Vicat be Mr. Perring seconded the and accused the in the strongest of gross The Rector applied to the Vestry Clerk as to whether he was bound to submit such an amendment to the Mr. Meymott was of opinion that the Reverend Chairman was not bound to submit such an The Vestry had been called for a specific and the amendment would have the effect of causing an adjournment sine The Rector the greatest proceeded ta put the original motion for the rate and much interruption declared the motion to have been A poll was thereupon which commenced and continued until four commencing again this morning at nine and finally closing at four o'clock in the At the close poll yesterday at four o'clock the For the 14G Against it 101 Majority in favour of the rate Fishmongers and liberal and spirited whose exertions in the cause of benevolence we have before dined together in on Tuesday with a view to increase the funds of their asylum and benefit for the assistance of the poor connected with their own About 140 sat down to Mr. Alderman Harmer As soon as the cloth was and the usual loyal toasts had been disposed the worthy alderman introduced the more important object of their gathering in a and really touching in which he dwelt very forcibly on the obligation under which the rich lay to contribute to the comforts of the He was followed in a similar strain by Mr. the recent candidate for the city after which Mr. Carpenter was called upon to propose 'The subscribers to the It was evident be thought the company had been lachrymose and he therefore convulsed them with by punning and He averred that he represented neither fish nor but was sure he was not out of place t and trusted he should not be made game of by any of those around He saw many fishmongers but was sure none were scaly fellows and as for the he was satisfied they would as soon pluck themselves as in order to feather the nests of the The enjoyments of the evening were much enhanced by the excellent singing of Messrs. and nearly 160/. was collected for the Friday about half past seven the Joseph while putting out the lights on Waterloo the Surrey observed something Ot on getting over he discovered male piece of He took it where it - '