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THE BIRMINGHAM WORKING MEN'S INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION. Opening Ceremonial. The indKatrial exhibitien of 'the working men of .Birmingham and 'the Midland counties was opened in Bin glelv-hELD, on Monday. The inaugu- ral ceremony was preceded by a public procession Through the principal thoroughfares of the town. The procession consisted of the mayor and town council, the m*stmtes, -the,volniitoers, CLe fire -b*rigades, and other local bodies. The in-door proceedings commenced a little after two o'clock. The Rev. Dr. Miller, rector of St. Martin's, presided. Among the gentlemea seated in front of the orchestra were Lord Lvttelton, Lord Leigh, Mr. Newdegate, M.P. Mr. Bromley, M.P. the Mayor (Me. H. Wiggin), Mr. Elihu Barritt (United States Consul), Mr. George Dawson, M.A,, Rev. Dr. M-Kenzie, fievs, W. R. Sale, C. Vince, Archdeacon Musgrave, &c.&,o. The proceedings commenced with the singing of the Old Hundredth Psalm by the choir, assisted by the orchestra, numbering in all 200 performers. Prayer was then offered up by the President, who also made a few introductory remarks. Ho iga-id they mllStbearin mind the peca- liar obaraater of the exhibition in order to fully ap- preciate its merits. It was not an exhibition of the manufacturing skill of Birmingham and the Midland counties in the large-sense of the phrase. It was an exhibition of articles produced by Working men and women either in their own "particular branches of itt'oour, or, what was more interesting to him, pro- duced in their leisure hours-and in times of sickness, decerning to their own genius or fancy. Keeping this in view, he thoughtthey would have no reason to ae disappointed in the exhibition. The Right Hon. Lord Lytteltonthell delivered the -riaugural address. Having pointed out the mutual depetadmeeof elassesandthedesirability of intercourse lor the purpose of making society more compact, he insisted that'it'was the dnty of aU to work whatever might be their .position, and he characterised such ex- hibitions of industry as a mutual'encouragement to all dasses to do their share of this general duty. Speaking of the particular ^exhibition before them, he said he doubted if a more beautifulor ekiifal exhibition could be brought togetherin any part of the world. He then pro- ceeded to argue that the progress of handicraft labour was such as to ensure the perfect development of the material resources of the country in the ratio of the increase of .-population, and to forbid the fears enter- tained by some evaa a hutsdred years ago that the country would be exhausted through the overgrowth of population, fla concluded with a tribute of prilise to Mr. Gladstone for the part he had taken in develop- ing the national wealth of the-coautry. After the adojjtion of-complinaentary resolutions, the Mayor de- clared the Exhibition opened, and the proceedings ■•arminated on the tinging of the National Anthem. After six o'clock theexkibuioa was thrown open at a shilling.

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