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Newport Town Council Meeting.


Funeral of the late Rev- D.…





TRIUMPHANT RECEPTION OF MR. LINDSAY, A"* DARTMOUTH. '*° [FROM THE "WESTERN TIMES."] It being known that Mr. W. S. Lindsay, Ibe eminent shiMi owner of London, intended to visit Dartmouth on Tuesday l»|t,*o in compliance with the wishes of a large portion of the t,lectolklof to state his political opinions, ihe inhabitants were all on qui vive. Many of the houses were decorated with banners, bells rang merrily, and at five o'clock a procession was consisting of upwards of a hundred electors, and more •.?' thousand non electors, to welcome the bon. gentleman on b JJ1 arrival at the Sand Quay. The procession wgs an imposing ot. —and a number of banners, with appropriate inscriptions, add' r to the animation of the scene. Mr. Lindsay came fiom to* with Mr. Nosh C11ft. As soon as the honourable genllerosf^'j cartiage was desciied on the Toiquay road, a salute ol canoW" was fired, and he was welcomed with most enthusiastic pl>iUot^*c on stepping from the passage boat. Mi. Lindsay was escort' to ihe Castle Hotel, aod at seven o'clock a mee ing of elect" waa held in the large public room on the Kingsbridge road. room was densely crowded in every part—the reformers muste^J* very strong—and at least two hundred of the constituency! about two thirds of the whole, were present. There was ocC'|ia siooally some interruption from a few of the old torie?, but I^'I honourable candidate's eloqutnce, in the end, subdued them (I b attentive silence; and many who went to hoot, icmained II, a cheer. We believe that at least twelve hundred persons we^ present—certainly the room was so crowded that no more cou' he admitted. II In the course of his address, Mr. Lindsav said GentJemelS I have come here at the request of a very large number 01 yo^i body to explain my political sentiments, and to ttate that 1 *'■ I here to offer my services as your representative, if you consid^'11 me a competent and fit man to represent you. I am not eag"*J for a seal in the House of Commons, and I have frequeoi'M declined that honour. Noar many of you, gentlemen, who a different opinion from ice, will say—" Mr. Lindsay, how c>' that be, when, on a very recent occasion you contested lW8 Monmouth Boioughs, and that contest you lost." Gentlem^ I true I did con'est these boioughs, and lost, but I entered ia'v that contest on a great principle—lo test whether intimidati't and corruption weie to triumph over truth. (Cheeis.) I hes'j that Ihe Monmouth Uoroughs were a great siok and pool"* iniquity and corruption I was told that it was useless for me I. t go down, as the iron hand of oppression would be much "j 3 strong for me, and therefoio I had litt e idea of being returDe11 for those boroughs, but I deteimined to go down, and claim ot ■ right as an Englishman to express my opinion on the plat/oi?f and I was allowed to do so. I went to the poll, and though' j was a peifect stranger, much greater than I am here, and thoug' n y oppooeot wu the head of t!¡e grealeal iroD maslers' bouse I' the county, employing 5000 men in the district, and wio, backed by the ducal house of Beaufort, Ly ihe influential hous* of Tredegar, and by all the aiistocracy of the neighbourhood, r obtained a large majority of promises, and, it was acknowledge", —(cheers) — polled more than any other stranger would ha*' done, acting on the same ptincipies. I was justified in offeii'j myself in that borough. I attended meetings ten times as noil as this has bien. I was determined my voice should be heard 1 the advocate of Ihe great cause of progress and reform, andj say the electors of the Monmouth Boroughs have been tauiJ, something connected with the great principles of reform, and gill government, which ihey will hand down to their children, a", their children's children. (Cheers.) I was taunted that' p should be beat, but had the people teen allowed to esercise to free right* of Englishmen, neither the House of Beaufort, House"of Tredegar, nor the influence of all the iron roasteis England, could have prevented my return as their membet. (Cheen.) Gentlemen, I had a duty to perform, I exposed II system which is sinking home to the vitals of every Englishm* I showed to a demonstration that the people were not allowei to vote according to their own free will, that they were not their own masters- that they were under dictation—that they werl, compelled to vote as the Beauforls, and the Tredegars, and to, Baileys old them to vote. I exposed that system—and did not well, gentlemen, now, on the eve of a general eleciion, f exposing tha' systematic demoralization ol the peoplel (CheefH I said to them, as I say to you io Dartmouth—God have meJ" on you, and on the country, if your votes become a marketso, commodity. (Cheers.) My mission was performed, and I fJL turned wiih the heartfelt good wishes of every honest man'j the boroughs, whether he suppoited me or not. It went to Wi heart, when I left, lo see ihe sorrow of Ibe people—m»w thousands went out to see me off, and their last words werC* God bless and thank you I (Cheers.) Having thus explaitic, that he was not anxious for a seat in pailiament-that he bøí nothing to gain, but all lo lose by it, he stated that having ceived a lequisition, signed by a majority of the electors, he h* responded to their courtesy, and was there to pay his respects- tbem. Mr. Lindsay then proceeded at great length to expound V political principles, with which our leaders are alrea^ familiar; and passed on to say—Then as to the question f manning the merchant navy, he had had a bill before hIm, which there was a charge agninst him, tb&t he wished to redu" tiie wages of the British seamen; he denied that in tot* (Cheers.) He was a British sailor himself—many a time h»| tiis hands been cut and worn in his duty. He had psss't through all giades, from a sailor boy to tbe commander of » Indiaman; he knew and could feel, therefore, for the Bri[iA sailor-he should be the last man to oppress them, and if ever bl had a seat in the House of Commons, they should find that theil old shipmate in the forecastle was a staunch advocate of that rights. A misconstruction had been put on a paasage of a reced woik which he had published, and it was said that his avowel object in s"pporting Free-trade was to reduce the wages of th1 seamen. No one who knew him would say he wanted to dfprel the British sailor-sailor aa he had been, living among aail,,f as lie, had done, he could appeal to them whether the sailors ø England were not more eager to be employed in the service t W. S. Lindsay than in that of most other men. He could rerel. to his list of commanders; he was proud 01 the class of men iii had got, and the applications he had got from commanders f^ employment, would show that he treated them well. (CheerS'' losuchastate was bis ships, that he had never had occasiol to discharge a master, many of the men now in his service b' ri-en to that rank their ships were their homes, and he w'f never required to inspect them, all which showed that he paId them well, and treated them well, because it was his interest 1,1, doso. "AnEtector had said-" Mr. Lindsay is a meie common-place ship-broi'' -he does not own a too of shipping." Now, instead of beiog a common-place ship-broker, he would tell them that at 35, fof he was no older, what was the amount of business which the firm, which he had established, and was at the head of, and the acting partner in, transacted. During the last year alcnO their charters executed amounted to upwards of 700, andil-t* year it bade fair to be larger. The amount of their insurances was three millions sterling; they had shipped, as contractor upwards of 100,000 tons of coal, and upwards of 150.000 toal of iron. They had imported in the famine year, as brokers, One million five hundred thousand quarters of corn. Then as to the next charge, that he was no ship-owner, and did not own a toO of shipping. In consequence of this statement he bad been ia-r duced to copy out a list of the ships in which he owned a pro, portiooate rate, and was managing owner of all, a large ani: high class of British-built ships. He then read a li,t 01 ]I. vessels, besides steameis and others, ranging from 860 to 31» tons burthen, the total tonnage being 21,002—'he largest poriiell of which he owned himself, and was manager for the whole, After some further observations, the hon. gentleman sat dowD amidst vociferous cheeiing. j A resolution was then carried unanimously, pledging thfitf votes and interest in favour of Mr. Lindsay. At the dinner to Mr. Moffatt, M.P., that gentleman said -All that is in my power now, is to endeavour to obtain fIJI, Dartmouth a far more efficient representative than mYlelf., Several gentlemen applied to me. I gave them civil answers, bill, I confess I waited with some anxiety the result of the contest lot the Monmouthshiie Boroughs, because I felt certain that M'1 Lindsay, beyond all others, was the man best fitted ft r DarU mouth. (Cheers.) Gentlemen, he is here—I was true to yotlj when I first came among you, aud Mr. Lindsay's presence show' that I am true to you on leaving. Clmmeose cheering.) Aofl 1 trust the time will come when you shall say that, by introj duciog William Shaw Lindsay, I have deserved well of Daif] mouth. (Cheers.) Mr. Moffatt then, at some length, referrt'j to Mr. Lindsay's high character aod position in the city, b>M great knowledge of every subjectconcected with commerce, navi f gation, and shipping, hit energetic and forcible character, bit strenuous attachment to Free-trade and Reform, and the im, meose shipping trade which be carried on. Such was the extent of his transactions, that ports, like Glasgow or Sunderlandi might be proud of such a representative, and even the vast po,t. of London might be benefitted by the shipping over which tit had control. For these reasons be was not only incomparably the best man to represent a sea poit like Dartmouth, but the, whole shippiog interest of the United Kingdom would be bene" fitted by having so enlightened, able, and zealous am advocstf in the House of Commons. (Applause.) REMARKABLE CAREER OF MR. LINDSAY. Mr Lindsay is a remarkable man, and, with a degree of ntsg- nanimily which is at once a proof of the innate manhood ikud nobleness of his nsture, he places his history fairly before the, world, in order that the struggling eons of toil may be cheered on in the path of self-deoial, and through those adversities OD4 vicissitudes which chequer the course of every man who is cast on the world to fight the battle of life. Mr Lindsay was born on the 19th of December, 1816. Ht was left an orphan in 1820, to the cold support of proud relations,, who satisfied their consciences by sustaining him till 1829. He left Scotland in June, 1831, with four-sod-sixpence in hit pocket, to push bis fortune as a sea boy. He worked his'pas* sage to Liverpool, by trimming the coals in the coal-hole ol the- steamer. He found himself destitute and fuendkss in Livtr- pool, and seven weeks elapsed before he got a ship. Forfou*