The Reform fête of the ward of Farringdon-Without was celebrated on Wednesday, in the Market, which was cleared for the purpose. Some arrangements had been made for a procession to escort the Chairman to his place, but the inclemency of the weather spoiled that intention ; and the Chairman, Mr. Alderman Waithman, found his way as quietly as possible to his seat of precedence, where he met nearly twelve hundred individuals seated for dinner. The eatables were un- exceptionable ; so that every one present had a comfortable dinner, as well as excellent wine. The Market was denuded of its symbols of trade ; and these were replaced with flags, illuminated devices, and appro- priate transparencies, illustrative of the accomplishment of the end they had met to celebrate. After dinner, the Chairman, with a brief allu- sion to the difficulty of obtaining a hearing from so large a company, proposed "The health of the King" as a toast, with four times four; which was drunk most cordially, and was honoured by a salute of artil- lery from the guns of the Navigation Committee out of doors, and within doors by the anthem of "God save the King," spontaneously sung by the company. Many other toasts, among which the great one of the day was not, of course, forgotten, were given and drunk with much applause and unanimity. After dinner, four hundred and fifty female visitors were admitted to the galleries ; and when the Chairman had quitted the chair, and the dinner apparatus was cleared away, they joined in a dance, of which the coldness and wet of the day did not seem in any degree to diminish the heartiness and vigour.
A meeting of the National Union was held on Wednesday ; when resolutions of sympathy with Ireland on the endeavours to get rid of tithes,. and of abhorrence of the measures employed to suppress the expression Of public feeling there, were passed. ".A Mr. Murphy in- tended to be very severe on the Chancellor—
The name of Henry Brougham (said the orator), had he continued in the House-of Commons, would have been handed down to posterity as that of a
philanthropist and a friend of the people; but since he got among that class of persons called Hereditary Legislators, who seemed to be born to wisdom and wickedness at the same time, the epitaph that would be inscribed upon his tomb-stone, were he to die to-morrow, would be such as to call forth the curses of the people of Ireland. We presume Mr. Murphy anticipates a true epitaph. They curse every thing in Ireland, and truth most of all.
A meeting of the Trades Union took place on Monday evening, i
Mr. Lawless n the chair; when a resolution was carried, that the Trades Union of London deeply sympathize with the Irish nation in their pre- sent struggle with the Irish Government; and they will continue to co- opemte with that much-injured people, in their just remonstrance against the wanton violation of the Constitution now committed by those whose duty it was to defend it. A meeting to consider the means a advancing the .interests of liberty in Germany', was held on Thursday, at the Crown and .Auchor Tavern ; Sir J. M. DI oyle, M. P., in the chair. It was moved and carried, that a Committee be appointed to wait on his Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, and to request him to preside at a public meeting to be held on
behalf of Germany. A meeting was held yesterday, at the London Tavern, to take into consideration a project ofdisafforesting Epping Forest, for the purpose of locating upon it the poor of the Metropolis. The impracticability of the scheme was fully shown by Mr. Wellesley; who attended, and stated, that from the nature of the tenures and rank of holders, the pur- chase of land in Epping Forest would cost more that land of infi- nitely more value elsewhere. The meeting consequently negatived the resolution.