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Hall for breakfast. The Conference commenced at ten o'clock in the As- at the Conference, with a full report of
sembly Room, when Mr. Jas. Sidebottom presided, and an admirable paper was read by Mr. H. H. Tubbs, of Manchester, on "The Present Want of Efficient Teachers in our Schools, How may it be Remedied?" A lively discussion ensued which lasted until dinner time, when Mr. Alderman Manton, of Birmingham, succeeded Mr. Sidebottom as Chairman. At three o'clock the Conference resumed its sitting under the presidency of Thomas Barnes, Esq.,M.P., and a paper was read by Mr. Watson, of London, on The Necessity of Sunday School Unions, and How may they be
made most useful?"
The public meeting was held in the noble and elegant Free Trade Hall, at half-past six. Mr. Alderman Abbiss, of London, was to have presided, but was prevented by severe domestic affliction, and his place was most efficiently supplied by Mr. Sidebottom. The attendance was very large, and the meeting was addressed by Rev. J. G. Rogers, of Ashton, J. P. Chown, of Bradford, A. Mursell, and J. Garside, of Manchester, Messrs. Cooper, of Birmingham, and Cuthbertson and Reed, of London.
On Wednesday morning, November 4th, a select party of about 70 met together for breakfast, at the Albion Hotel, when Mr. Henry Lee presided, and a free conversation ensued on subjects connected with the progress of Sunday school instruction.
The closing Conversazione took place in the evening of the same day at the Roby school room. At this meeting a very satisfactory report of the' proceedings of the United Relief Committee was read and adopted. Mr. Brain was then called upon to repeat his oxhibition of the two Panoramas, and notice was given that they would be again shewn on the following evening for the benefit of Sunday scholars, and others who had not already had the opportunity of seeing them.
the proceedings, will appear this month in the pages of our contemporary, “The Union Magazine," and our number for January will probably contain some personal notes of a visit to the Conference, introducing our readers somewhat more closely to its very interesting proceedings.
AMERICAN COMMERCIAL HONOUR.
Ar the period of the last panic in the American commercial world, the house of Messrs. James M Henry, at Liverpool, succumbed to the pressure of the times. The honour and integrity of Mr. M'Henry did not however depart with his failing fortunes, and since then he has more than surmounted the height
of his former commercial standing. few days ago Mr. Mozley, the Liverpool banker, in opening one of his London letters, found therein a cheque on the Bank of England for £47,000., with the name of "James M'Henry” attached. This cheque covered the sum, with interest, due to the bank of Mr. Mozley, when the Messrs. M'Henry suspended payment. Mr. Mozly, who is a liberal in politics, and a Jew in religion, has been elected Mayor of Liverpool. - Daily News.
CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA.
Our want of space prevents our entering into any details upon this afflicting subject, nor do we believe that they would interest our readers. General Rosecrans has been superseded, and General Thomas has succeeded him. The Federal army, however, is still cooped up in Chattanooga, but great efforts are being made to furnish supplies and reinforcements, so as to enable it again to take the field.