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THE CHOLERA.

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SUPPOSED POISONING .NEAR HASTINGS.

ALLEGED POISONING AT BATH.

EDUCATION MEETING AT MANCHESTER.…

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EDUCATION MEETING AT MANCHESTER. CT A meeting to promote Voluntary and Religious Education was held at Manchester, yesterday week, in the Corn Exchange. James Sidbottom, Esq., in the chair. The meeting was large, and amongst other gentlemen on the platform, were observed —Revs. A. Wells, Dr. Halley, James Griffin, Dr. Nolan, J. L. Poore, A. E. Pearce, Joseph Fox, G. Hoyle, Carnson, W. Stowell, D. E. Ford, Lee, Jones Messrs. George Had- field, James Watts, S. Morley, E. Baines, Dilworth; John Hewitt, A. Prentice, James Wells, Rumney, Shuttle worth W. Morris, and Dr. Jarrold. The proceedings commenced by the Rev. James Griffin offering up a short prayer. The Chairman, in the course of an excellent and highly appropriate opening address, paid a most merited compliment to the Free Church of Scotland, stating, that since the disrup- tion of 1813, they had built some 800 chapels, and, at the same time, actually reared upwards of 400 schools, while they were now erecting from 350 to 400 manses, or parsonages, for their ministers and, while doing all this, they raised for their Home and Foreign Missions during the past year, £ 24,211, being £ 4,000 more than had been raised for the same objects in previous ye-irs while their receipts last year, for the mainte- nance of the ministry, amounted to £ 8S,300, to which was to be added the annual sum for the schoolmasters' support, amounting to £10,258, that was for the year ending March, 1848 and the gross amount raised for all purposes, since the disruption to March 31st, 1818, was £ 1,950,462. The chair- man applied this fact to the Voluntary principle, showing that the entire performances of the Scotch Establishment prior to the disruption were a thing of nought, compared with the efforts now made by the Free Church alone. The Rev Algernon Wells, who was received with much applause, made one of his noble and comprehensive speeches, bringing forward the whole question in all its bearings, which was greatly cheered throughout. Edward Baines, Esq., of Leeds, who rose amidst general applause, next addressed the meeting in one of his characteris- tic all-grasping orations, exhibiting in a popular form the entire 11 Z!1 statistics of the question. Dr. Ilallev, Samuel Morley, Esq., George Iladfield, Esq., and Dr. Noland, addressed the meeting. The Rev. John Kelley, of Liverpool, was to have taken part in the business of the night; but, from sudden indisposition, was compelled to return home. The speech of Dr. Halley was copious and decided. We have heard from other sources, that Manchester has engaged to raise, for the Congregational Board of Educa- tion, the sum of £ 500 per annum, for the next three years, whiie Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, and other towns in the north, in which excellent meetings have just* been held, will do the same; so that the sun of this project seems at length breaking through the clouds. Mr. Baines, at the above meeting, having expressed his readiness to discuss the subject with any gentleman of antago- nistic views, the challenge was accepted the next day, by Mr. John Watts, of Deausgate, on the first mutually convenient evening. The gentleman undertakes to prove the inefficiency and injustice of the present Voluntary system for the education of the people." Pubiic meetings have at-'o been held with great success at Norwich and Yarmouth, to which Rev. J. Kennedy and C. Reed, Esq., have formed an e;i,Lient deputation.

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