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. THE INDIAN MUTINY.

« HIGHWAYS AND BYEWAYS."

MR. JOHN FROST AND HIS CHAIRMAN.

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MR. JOHN FROST AND HIS CHAIRMAN. [TO THB BDTTOIL OF THE MEaLIN AND SILUKIA.N,] SIR,—-In your last week's paper you have published-a letter from the Mayor on the above subject, which im- putes to us the liberty of using his name as chairman in connection with Mr. Frost's Lectures without his con- sent. We think Mr. Lyne's letter gives too much impor- tance to so small a matter, for such it appeared to us it was, before he brought it before the public. When Mr. Lyne communicated his refusal to us, although we were surprised, as all who read our statement will conclude that we might reasonably be, we nevertheless accepted it without 'reproaching him, and found a substitute. If Mr. Lyne had prudently left it there, without anxiously seeking, by his letter in question, to restore himself to the good opinion of the public, who probably never gave the subject a second thought, we should not notice it, as, for our part, we have had a pretty long experience of the faithless coldness of the times," and of the muta- ble disposition and mind of man. But now, under pre- sent circumstances, we are forced to say that we are very sensitive of our honour, and would like to be scrupu- lously fair and just to all men, no matter what may be their condition. We have heard it said that truth is that statement which has the balance of facts on its side. The facts of the matter in question are, we beg to say, the following :-In answer to an invitation sent to him, Mr. Frost agreed to come to Newport to deliver two lectures. His committee appointed us to wait on the Mayor, to ask for the use of the Town-hall for him at a reduced price. Mr. Lyne suggested that he should have it for nothing, but did not himself feel at liberty to grant it without first consulting the Council, adding further that he thought Mr. Frost, being an old inhabi- tant of the town, ought to have it for nothing. We therefore consented for him to take it before the Coun- cil, and to wait for their decision, believing the matter was in good hands, and that the result would be fa- vourable to Mr. Frost. We waited on the Mayor for an answer, which we received, and which was, as is well known, that the hall must be paid for to the full amount. The hall was accordingly engaged, and four guineas were paid down for two nights. We then, at this our last interview, as we had been requested, very respect- fully invited Mr. Lyne to take the chair. His reply to this invitation we give in his own words :— I have not the slightest objection to do so, but 1 have numerous engagements to meet, which may possibly prevent me." We then said that we would have the lectures on any evenings to suit him. Very well," he replied, if you will do that, I have what is called the I Mayor's holiday' for a fortnight, which will commence on the 31st (ult.), at the expiration of which I shall be free to meet you." Now, whether, from this, we were not only justified but even encouraged to announce that Mr. Lyne would pre- side at Mr. Frost's lectures, we leave it to all who have any interest in the matter to decide. [We have omitted a paragraph which followed here, as being an admitted, and not very courteous amplifica- tion of the foregoing.—Ed. M. M.] We are, Sir, yours very respectfully, J. WILLIAMS, Sept. 30th. SAML. LLOYD, jun.

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