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be appointed by the Government Inspector, | York illustrates so well the absurdity of a Of course no attention is paid to their request. / system that it has served the purpose of a little And so on. The Bill is enough to persuade Plan of Campaign. The Archbishop had asked the public that something is being done, and the two churchwardens of St. Mary's, Beverley, really, that is all the public seems to want. to seat the parishioners “ according to their
degree.” This the churchwardens very proA Jubilee.
perly declined to do, thinking such a delicate duty In the Newcastle Daily Chronicle appears a beyond the powers of anyone under an Archsuggestion worthy of all attention. This year bishop. Thereupon the following document is the Jubilee of more than a poor woman, it was sent to all the parishioners, most of whom is the Jubilee of a great idea. 'Tis fifty years received it as serious, and replied in various ago since the working men of London and cer- tones of anger, protest, and ridicule :tain Liberal members of Parliament met for PARISH OF ST. MARY'S, BEVERLEY. the purpose of drawing up a Bill embodying You are particularly requested to fill in answers Radical ideas and demanding Radical rights.
to the following questions and forward this paper
| to the Archbishop of York, not later than the 15th That Bill was the People's Charter. All honour inst. His Grace will then be in a position to asto such men as William Lovett, John Arthur sign the seats to the Parishioners according to their
degree, as advised in the opinion of Mr. Chancellor Roebuck, and others for the work that
Dibdin. then they did. We cannot afford to let the (If sent unsealed this form only requires a half names of the Chartists be forgotten. They, | penny stamp.)
1. Name : and what they did, will be remembered with 2, Address : enthusiasm when men care as little for Queen 3. Age last birthday : Victoria as they care for Queen Anne.
4. Condition, i.e., whether married or single : 5. Number in family or household:
6. Rank, profession, or occupation. State parTopolobampo.
ticularly whether Peer, Baronet, Knight, Member
of Parliament, Gentleman, Yeoman, Tradesman, We have lately received much printed and Mechanic, Artisan, Servant, Labourer, &c. If you written matter in regard to a new colony that is hold any public office under the Crown, in the
County, or in the Municipality, the nature of the being founded in Mexico, and is called Topolo
office should be stated; if an office of profit, what bampo. This name does, weadmit, look and sound is the salary? a little strange. It means hidden waters. A
7. Are you entitled to bear Arms ?
8. Have you been presented at Court ? bay exists on the fair coast of the Pacific, al- 9. What is the amount of your incorne, and how
9. What is the amou most unsuspected of man, yet easy of entrance, ) is it derived ?
10. At what sum are you rated to the poor? and capable of affording protection to the
11. Are you on the list of Parliamentary Eleclargest navies that sail the seas either for peace | tors ? or war. Here a new colony is to be estab
12. Probable amount of your subscription to
“ Church Expenses”? lished. It is to differ from all other colonies in Dated this
day of April, One that it is to be established not for the sake of thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven.
Signature...... andlords, but for the sake of the colonists.
Witnessed by............ Land will belong to no man in particular, but to all men in common. To each will be secured
What Will Be. the fruit of his labours—but nothing more.
| Mr. Williams reiterates principles which are We wish the colony all success, and we await entirely subversive of his propo
entirely subversive of his propositions, and he with interest its development and progress.
states the case so admirably that we desire, in
quoting his language, to make it our own. He A Cruel Joke.
says, “ The only way in which the Land QuesIt is not often that a practical joke has any tion can be settled on a just and solid foundaeffect except a bad one. Wemust, however, con- tion will be by applying to the occupation of fess that the joke played upon the Archbishop of land the essential principle of all property : that the occupier' shall be entitled to what he During the whole period that our Commanderhas produced by his labour and accumulated in-Chief has thus been neglecting his duties he by his abstinence. If we deviate a hair's has been receiving from the public £38,000 breadth from this principle we shall go wrong. per annum. Lord R. Churchill professes surWe are all tired of cries which mean nothing, prise, but, so far from the result being extraof programmes which end in nothing, of public ordinary, it is just what we should expect from speakers who denounce evils but are afraid to appointments being the result of birth, and not propose the only remedy.” This language is guided by merit or capacity. admirable if the author will apply it to himself. He must know that in proposing to turn rent
Bribery Cases. into a rent-charge, he leaves the essential evil
The decision on the petition of Joseph Arch of landlordism without remedy. Under the
re Lord Henry Bentinck makes it clear that plan proposed, landlords would continue to
Conservatives may employ money as they exact £150,000,000 per annum from those who
please in connection with elections. On the exercise labour and abstinence, and for this
16th of January of this year Lord Henry wrote: they do nothing but "lend the land” which a
“Dear Mr. Wasey,-I enclose you a little prebeneficent Providence has already "given to
sent as some small compensation for all the the children of men.” Thus, instead of assur
trouble and worry you have had in connection ing to all persons the benefits to which they
with the elections, and afterwards.” Three are entitled by their labour and abstinence, our
postal orders for £1 each were enclosed. The land laws extract from industrious and frugal
| letter, being addressed “Mr. Wasey” only, got labourers enormous sums for the benefit of idle
into the hands of Mr. Thomas Wasey, one of and self-indulgent landlords. By their control
Arch's supporters. It was resealed, sent on to of legislation, landlords have fastened this
the Wasey for whom it was intended, and burden upon the people, but it has now become
the postal orders were cashed by him. Here clear that the people cannot and will not en
was a clear and neat case of breaking the law, dure this burden. We venture to predict that
and yet the petition of Mr. Arch is dismissed, in spite of the “fear” which politicians have
| and he has to pay the costs. manifested, the true remedy will ere long, not | only be proposed, but that it will be carried
Swords or Sermons ? . into effect.
.. ....! Mr. Grünhut, who is described as “one of
... .. the most temperate of the Anarchist leaders . Royal Chiefs.
at Cincinnati,” said, “Our labour leaders have The consequences which arise from appoint- | nothing in common with Henry George or the ing Royal Personages to the headship of
Personages to the headship of Knights of Labour. We want swords, they
ts are seen in the condition of our give us sermons.” Mr. Grünhut must be a very army, where the Duke of Cambridge occupies
sanguine man to imagine that he can do any the position which should be filled by a good with swords. The time has passed when capable person. The result is aptly de
The result is aptly de men had to defend themselves personally scribed by Lord Randolph Churchill, who, in against individual attacks. Robbery is now his speech at Paddington, said :
conducted according to law, and is supported “Is not this extraordinary, that you have by the whole power of Government. How car in the War Office a great department spending Irishmen, for instance, oppose by force the 134 millions of public money, and that de 30,000 armed men whom Lord Salisbury partment has been supplying since 1871, and
employs to exact rents, "whether the land has has allowed your sailors to be armed with, weapons which, as the Committee described
produced them or not,” for the benefit of idle them, were absolutely inefficient, untrust landlords, who are not morally entitled to a worthy, and unfit for service.”
single shilling? But, although fighting with
swords and dynamite is out of the question, place, to speak of property in land is to use a “campaigning" offers a field to which all our term utterly unknown to the law of this country. energies can be directed. John Dillon has There is no property in land—at least, no shown the present method, and the principle private property in land. All land belongs to is of universal application.
the State, and is represented by the Crown. It is leased to private persons, under certain
conditions, to perform certain duties. These · Scotland to the Front.
duties they do not perform, but have slipped Scotland, Radical, go-ahead and never lag them from their own shoulders to other behind Scotland, is showing what she would do shoulders. Yet every charter is clear upon with Local Option. She would make the land that point, that they are not owners of the lord and the publican go. As to the latter, he land. If they do call themselves absolute may read his fate in what has happened lately owners, in point of law and point of fact they in the energetic North. The poor of Edinburgh are robbers. What Mr. Davitt wishes, and have spoken out. They want to know why what we wish, is either to re-impose the duties there are six public-houses within sight and that go with the land, or to say, “No too, too easy reach of every poor man, while duties, no Jand." Either from land pay the you can walk for miles in the places where the taxes of the country, as you get your land on aristocracy dwell, and never come near a condition of doing, or give up the land. The drunkard-making manufactory. And they Standard thinks that robbery. The Standard give an answer to their own question. The has lived so long among dishonest ideasrich can defend themselves from the public- although itself comparatively honest—that it house, the poor can't. That is all the difference. has no clear idea of what honesty is. Three Scottish places, a village (Bowling), a town (Peterhead), and a city (Glasgow), were recently and thoroughly canvassed on the ques
In Greenock seamen have lately been shipped tion of whether they should or should not have
at forty shillings a month. Two pounds a local option. In the first 204 householders
month, twenty-four pounds a year for brave voted for local option, and 3 were neutral. In
men to go down into the great waters, to toil the second 3,974 householders voted for it,
amidst bitter tempests, to watch through the 123 against it, and 134 were neutral. In
blackness of dreary nights, to risk their lives Glasgow 77,246 householders want local option,
every hour of every day! The wrongs of the 8,535 don't want it, and 4,124 don't care
land extend to the ocean. There is no work whether they get it or not. The minority of
to do at home, and so men must go to sea. Comthe don't wants and don't cares taken together
petition reduces wages until we come to forty is ridiculously small when compared with those
shillings a month. Suppose the seaman spent who say “we must, and will have it.” After
not a single penny of that; suppose he never that the price of a Scotch publican's "good
smoked a pipe or took the humblest luxury will” should be rather at a discount in the
away in his sea chest, how far would forty market. We would advise the Scotch brewers
shillings a month go to keep his wife and chil. and distillers to hurry up and make more
dren ? Less than ten shillings a week to keep limited liability companies for making the
Nancy and the children while Jack is far world tipsy.
away! Oh the shame of it and the misery of
it! Will men never think ? . . The London Standard says :~"Mr. Davitt believes that property in land is robbery. We | Sir H. Drummond Wolff is still doing want to hear the opinion of Mr. Davitt's nothing in Egypt at a handsome salary paid English backers on this point.” In the first out of John Bull's long-enduring pockets.
Nobody supposes the Duke of Edinburgh We regret the death of Newdegate. He to be useful. He is paid to be ornamental. If said what many people think. There is a mass real business were to be done some other person of prejudice in this country, somewhat would do it. But when a man is paid to be ashamed of itself, but, for all that, very potent ornamental he ought to be ornamental or to do mischief. To that prejudice Mr. Newdehand back the money. The Duke of Edinburgh gate, who was a very honest man, gave very could not fire back a salute to the French honest expressions. Thus we always knew admiral who courteously saluted him, because where it was and what it was. Now that he is the poor, feckless creature had gone away dead, it will work in the dark, and we will without the right sort of guns to do the saluting only know it, like the snake, by its bite. Mr. business. Here is a man with nothing else to Newdegate was the snake’s rattle. Now that do, nothing else to think of, but barkin' and he is dead, we must watch the snake more booin', as they say in Scotland, and he forgot closely than ever. the materials for that. Well, he is only a prince, and a generous Republic, like that of Connecticut has 249 members in her LegislaFrance, should only smile at his incapacity to ture, and only four of them are lawyers ! Happy be even that.
Connecticut ! As may be expected, her Legislature is intelligible. Even the lawyer's
cannot misunderstand it. It is a beautiful, a wonderful, and a touching thing to note how the people love those
Monopoly and Jay Gould are striking fearful that love them. Look at Father McGlynn. In
blows at the prosperity of America. Women's This man, whose kind heart sheds benevolence,
wages are going down so far that the poor as the heavens shed their sweet winds, is simply
creatures can't earn the price of their car fares. adored by the American Democracy. “What
America has free trade in land. Yet people shall we do if they take our dear father from
here are, some of them, blind enough, and some us?" is their cry. He never had one room
of them wicked enough, to offer us froo trade for the rich and another for the poor is their
in land as a cure for our misery. method of summing up his character. Father McGlynn is a martyr for the cause of truth, In Glasgow, Michael Davitt held meetings for the sake of that great land gospel which that were crowded to suffocation, and he spoke Henry George has preached to the whole words that burned in his hearers' ears like fire. world. We hope and trust that his suspension Yet the Glasgow Press gave him about as good from the honours and offices of the priesthood reports as they give Mr. Claptrap when that will be but brief. And we are sure that he gentleman addresses “twa words” to a “cooky has but to be understood at Rome to defeat all fight” meeting. In America, when Michael the malice of those who hate him.
Davitt spoke the Press recorded every word he uttered. The Glasgow Press cannot under
stand how a man can be great and an orator The Weekly Dispatch draws attention to the
who is neither a D.D. nor an M.P. number of Jews who are leagued with the Government against the Irish people. This | The House of Commons adjourned over policy of the seed of Abraham is as narrow as Good Friday. Most admirable hypocrisy. it is short-sighted. The Jews and the Irish Being about to pass an Act authorising them were alike oppressed nationalities. The Jews to commit murder, they do honour to the are liberated by the staunch and earnest efforts Prince of Peace and Righteousness. “We are of the Liberals. Then, with an ingratitude going to break the Ten Commandments, let us which seems part of their race-instinct, they begin by asking the Divine blessing; let us turn against their liberators.
'The Suez Canal is not a safe road to the A newspaper says that there is much specuEast and the Conservatives are now really lation as to who wrote in the Times the articles telling us. So, we have spent millions on the “ Parnellism and Crime." Among whom ? Canal that we might as well have thrown into We are sure that thirty-five and three-quarters the Canal. We have gone to Egypt and spoilt of the thirty-six British millions of population and murdered the Egyptians all for nothing, don't care two-pence who wrote them, or why for a mere phantom and Tory dream. Our | they were written. money is spent, our soldiers have died, for a thing that is as useful to us as a string of An American suggests that the reign of beads. When will we learn, when will we Victoria should be called the reign of Evictoria understand that Tories must always be saying for in her reign more poor people have been something, that they don't care a straw what turned out of house and home than any other they say, and that, rather than say nothing, reign, good or bad, has ever witnessed. they will raise a cry that will drive Britain into the mad game of gore, which is called gain and “As an old director, I have a pass on this glory?
railway which takes me anywhere." Very
comfortable for the old director, who possibly Fifteen thousand miles of railway will be
won his title by eating a number of lunches. opened in the United States during the
How pleasant it would be if every working present year. The land for at least ten miles
man who has done much labour on the line on each side of a railway is made available for
and has had but few free lunches, could also agricultural purposes. Thus two hundred
have a free pass in his old age. millions of acres will be added to the area now competing with British land. The fee simple of this land could be bought at less per acre Enterprising shopkeepers are the only people than is paid for one year's rent in Britain. who take kindly to the Jubilee. - The Queen
has succeeded Miss Minnie Palmer to the It is constantly contended that at the last empire of shop windows. There are Jubilee election the English people decided against brooches to put in Jubilee scarfs, and imitation Home Rule. Nothing of the kind; what they Jubilee chains to wear with half-crown Jubilee voted against was the unjust concessions to watches. What we want and what we don't "powerful interest” which accompanied the | get is a little Jubilee common sense to put an proposal for Home Rule. The people voted | end to the Jubilee. against land purchase, against the first order, against the exclusion of Irish representatives
| The Duke of Edinburgh has given up his from Westminster, but not against Home
rights to the throne of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Rule.
in favour of his eldest son. How good of him. Some of our officers in a sporting expedition
But what do the people of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
say? We fancy that an English princeling in shot a poor Egyptian, and then paid him for
Germany will be about as popular as a German being shot. His fellow-villagers---pay or no
princeling in Britain. pay—believed that people who shoot so recklessly should be punished. And now a section of the Jingo Press wants the blood of those | We are glad to call attention to the West villagers.
End Hospital for Nervous Diseases, 73, Wel.
beck Street, London, W. And we rejoice the “Anything in the papers ?” “No! only more because this excellent hospital will give another attempt to assassinate the Czar!""""Oh, employment for educated women. All women that's not worth spending a halfpenny for.". should be well educated, and all women should