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EXT?? LI )HDLVARr SUNDAY REFORM…

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EXT?? LI )HDLVARr SUNDAY REFORM DEMONSTRATION. A « camp meeting" of the Reformers of Finsbury was held on ClerkenweJI-green, on Sunday. At half-past ten a platform was erected, and at eleven o'clock the chair was taken by Mr. Owen, when a large number of those who have identified themselves with the Reform move- ment in Clerkenwell were present. Mr. Finlan pro- posed a resolution which stigmatised the Reform Bill introduced by the Tory Government as a monstrous insult to the unenfranchised masses, and asserted that nothing short of manhood suffrage and the ballot would furnish a settlement of the Reform question. The resolution was, of course, unanimously carried. At three o'clock the Reformers re-assembled on the green, and about an hour afterwards formed in processional order, headed by the officers of the Holborn branch of the League, and accompanied by a military band and bearing banners, proceeded to the Church of St. Alban the Martyr, where a special service "for the people," as announced in the pro- gramme, was held. The procession was augmented on its way by the Holborn branch No. 2 and the Marl- borough branch, which mustered at half-past three o'clock in Lincoln's-inn-Mcls. At the service the church was densely crowded, and a remarkable feature in the appearance of the congregation was the wearing of Reform tricolour scarves by those who marched from Clerkenwell. Reform banners were borne into the church, and the entire scene—the service being conducted in strictly ritualistic fashion—.was novel and impressive. The service was throughout intoned, and was conducted by the Rev. A. H. Mackonochie. The rev. gentleman took for his text the 1st chapter of St. John, part of the 4th verse-" The Word was made flesh." The preacher proceeded to show that as Christ was a man his sympathies were with men, and he exhorted those Reformers who had passed resolutions that day in support of the principles to which they adhered to add yet another and a greater resolution—that of fealty to the doctrine preached by the Saviour of the world. He concludedtby entreating them to remember him in their prayers, and by expressing a hope that any word he had delivered to them God would not allow to be profitless. throughout the sermon of the reverend preacher, which was listened to with marked attention, the delivery was emphatic and impassioned. At the conclusion of the service the Reformers returned to Clerkenwell-green, where another meeting was held. While proceeding to and returning from the church the Reform League hymn "We'll rally round the League" was sung, and the band played the .Marseillaise hymn. 4'

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