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NORTH-EASTERN LONDON EXHIBITION OF ARTS AND MANUFACTURES. The opening ceremonial of the above exhibition book place on Wednesday afternoon at the Agricul- bural- hall, Islington. The attendance was re- markably goad, all the reserved seats being fully occupied, added to which an ambulatory crowd of great numbers filled all the outer spaces of the vast hall. The organ gallery was occupied by Mr. G. W. Martin's choir, augmented for this occasion to a thou' sand choristers, by whom the music usual on such occasions was sung with great impressiveness and precision. ^ord Chancellor arrived at three o'clock, accom- panied by uhe Marquis of Salisbury. At the sam0 time came also the Lord Mayor, attended by Aldermas and Sherif fBesley, and the usual civic retinue. The Archdeacon of London was also present on the plat- form, with Mr. Winkworth, of the Society of Arts, Mr. Bennett. and the majority of the manufacturers and employers of the district. The Lord Chancellor was received on his arrival by Mr. King, the chairman + £ /outtee, and his colleagues, and conducted to tne aa*s, where the simple ceremonial of the day imffl0, diately commenced. Mr. King, with a few appropriate observations, invited the Lord Chancellor to inspect the contents of the exhibition, and took that oppor- tunity of recording his grateful sense of the courtesy and promptitude with which the two noble lords present had acceded to the wish of the committee by assisting at the opening ceremonial. A procession was formed, including the Lord Chancellor, the Marquis of Salisbury, the Lord Mayor, and the members of the committee, and a complete circuit and careful examination made of the exhibition. After which, on returning to the dais, an impressive prafer was read by Archdeacon Hale, and the Lord Chan- ceilor, at the request of the Lord Mayor, declared the exhibition opened. The next proceeding was the singing by the choir of the chorale composed by late Prmoe Consort—" Awake my Glory"—and at its conclusion the Lord Chancellor wished, before parting* to address a few words to the company. He had, he said, when first asked to preside on that occasion) expressed, in all sinoerity, his doubts of his fitness for the task; but subsequently, when he remembered hoyf few of our leading personages were in town at this season of the year, he determined, however reluctantly; to accede to the request of Mr. King. Most of them who heard him were old enough to remcmbet the Exhibition of 1851, which owed its existence to the practical wisdom and judgment of the late Prince Consort.^ Providence, in its inscrutable wisdom, pr#* vented his Royal Highness from witnessing the triumph of this work, but one result was the establishment os a more extended basis of the Kensington his judgment a. most valuable institution, as enabling the working man to study the best models in the finer mechanical arts. However, it was idle to suppose that the 300,000 working men living in the north- east of London could go to Kensington; indeed, 1% calculation had been handed to him showing that, four visits to Kensington would cost the working man equivalent to two and a half days ot his working time. Such being the case, it ha4 been suggested that greater facilities for art studio might be given by the establishment of looal and it was the proud distinction of the district in which he then stood that it had taken the initiative is this most important movement. After some further observations, his lordship concluded his impressiy0 and judicious address with a Scriptural quotation il- lustrative of the dignity of labour. The Marquis ot Salisbury followed with a brief expression of thanks to his lordship for presiding, and the proceedings ter- minated with the National Anthem, sung in fnU chorus by the entire company,

SUPPOSED MURDER AT WINDSOR.

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