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THE TREATMENT OF PAUPER CHILDREN.,

FATALITY TO A ROOK-SHOOTING…

A BIRMINGHAM ROMANCE.

THE OASTLER MONUMENT.

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THE OASTLER MONUMENT. A monument to the memory of the late Mr. Richard Oastler, the successful advocate of the "Ten Houre' Bill," was inaugurated at Bradford last Saturday. Every factory district of Yorkshire and Lancashire was largely represented in the crowd of 100,000 well- dressed persons who filled the streets. A procession, composed of 30,000 persons, was formed and marched from the town to Peel Park, about a mile distant. There an address was presented to Lord Shaftesbury, who, as in years past, prominently identified with the labours of Mr. Oastler, had been requested and had undertaken to perform the ceremony of unveiling the monument. It expressed the gratitude the working people of Yorkshire and Lanca.shire felt to his lordship for the disinterested, arduous, and successful labours he had undergone to secure the adoption of the Ten H' Bill, the beneficial results of which they had enjoyed for nearly twenty years, and which are now visible in the marked improvement of the physical and intellectual condition of factory workers. Lord Shaftesbury, in accepting the address, ex- pressed the gratification he felt in having been requested to take part in these proceeding*. The procession was then reformed und returned to the town, a large pro- portion of those composing it gathering in the open Ppace around the site of the statue in front of the Midland Railway station. On arriving at the site Lord Shaftesbury, who was publicly welcomed by the mayor, unveiled the statue. He addressed the crowd, congratulating them as Yorkshiremen on their mind- fulness of old friends, and of one who left his retire- ment to maiLJtain the cause of the worn. out adult and the came of Buffering children, and who brought to the work a force of talent, a vigour of mind, and an earnest- ness of heart that in any profession would have raised him to its highest ranks. Addresses wtfre then delivered hy Mr. Forstfr, M.P.. Mr. W. Ferrand, and Mr. E. Miall, M.P., after which the crowd dispersed. At eight o'clock a public meeting was held in St. George's hall, under the presidency of the Mayor, who was supported by Lord Shaftesbury, Lord F. C. Cavendish, M.P., Mr. W. E. Forster, Mr. E. Miall, Mr. Wheethouse, M.P., Mr. A. Illingworth, M.P., &c. The memorial represents Mr. Oastler in the act of making an appeal on behalf of the factory children, two of whom. a boy and girl, are grouped at his side. The sculptor is Mr J. Birnie Philip, of London. The en' ire cost of the work was £1,500, contributed by the friends of the "short time movement" in Yorkshire and Lancashire.

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