Huddersfield Chronicle (01/Feb/1868) - page 8

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Huddersfield County Court

Huddersfield County Court,


YESTERDAY. Before J. Stansfold, Esq. Tfudac.

Account for Shop Goods

Account for Shop Goods. — In this action the plaintiff was Harriet Wrigley, grocer, Longwood, and the defendant Joel Holland, joiner, Ley Moor, Golcar. The amount sought to be recovered was £13 9s. 6d., for shop goods sold. Mr. Dransfield defended. There had been a running account, but the plaintiff admitted the amount claimed had not been entered in the shop book, the defendant's wife ordering her to " chalk up" the items for which credit had been given, and promising to pay. Mr. Dransfield admitted that the defendant had obtained goods on credit; but he wanted particulars of the claim. The case was adjourned until the 14th, and the plaintiff, in the meantime, was to furnish the defendant with particulars the claim.

Value of a Horse

Value of a Horse. — In this suit, the plaintiff was James Moorhouse, coal dealer, Meltham, and the defendant Joseph Pickles, coal deuler, Slaithwaite. Mr. C. Mills represented the plaintiff ; and Mr. Clough appeared on behalf of the defendant. — -Mr. Mills, in opening the case, said the plaintiff sought to recover £10, which he alleged to be the value of a horse, which he lent to the defendant, and upon which the defendant claimed a lien for the keep of it. It appeared, however, that the defendant sold the horse for £4 10s., although the plaintiff had previously demanded it of him, and promised to pay any sum that he might charge for the keeping of it. The question would be 'as to what the horse was really worth, because the right of the defendant to sell the horse could not be set up, even if the defendant claimed a lien for the keep of it. — The plaintiff said he took the horse on the 4th of December, to keep and take care of until he went to the doctor, telling him to keep it while he fetched it away. He went for the horse on the 17th December, and asked the defendant his charge for the fortnight's keep, and was told to call in the evening. Afterwards they met at the Star Inn, Slaithwaite, and, when he again demanded the horse, defendant said, '"Thou had no occasion to come in the evening. Thou wilt not have it." The defendant also asked the plaintiff if he wanted to rob him again, and called him improper names several times. In cross-examination, the plaintiff said he tried to sell the horse before he took it to Pickles's, and employed an auctioneer for that purpose. The highest bid at the sale was £4 2s. 6d. ; but, on the 3rd December, Alfred Armitage, butcher, proposed £10 for it; anda similar offer was made by Jonathan Waterhouse, Meltham. He owed some money to Pickles and John Sykes, who were in partnership in the coal business, for coal; and they arranged to take £20 worth of his book debts. He owed them about £25 ; but he did not say they might keep the horse, as it would be something towards whut he owed. Subsequently Sykes offered to let him have the horse on payment of £4 10s. for keep of, and attendance upon the horse, until last Thursday. He calculated that the horse was worth £15 " good money." — Wm. Taylor went to the Star Inn, on the 17th December, with the plaintiff, and was present when the demand was made for the hoise. The defendant refused to give it up, and asked the plaintiff if he had come to "yob" him again. Jonas Eastwood had the horse at present. He should think the horse, which appeared to be in good condition, was worth £10. — In defence, it was alleged by Mr. Clough that the defendant demurred to keeping the horse; ani the plaintiff afterwards said the defendant might have it in reduction of the debt. The defendant could not get in the debts; and the plaintitf now turned round and claimed the horse. It would be proved that the debt owing by the plaintiff amounted to £46; and no reliaucecould be placed on the plaintiff's statement. — Sarah Pickles, the daughter of defendant said, when the plaintiif brought the horse on the 4th December, she told him if he left the horse he would have to pay for it. He said " very well," and left it in the stable. — John Taylor, servant, sail he found the horse loose and kicking about in the stable on the evening of the 5th December. A mare had been struck on her hind leg ; and a partition in the stable broken in. He took the mare to the farrier and had to use her with care for a fortnight. On the 6th January he took the horse to Moorhouse and Sykes, and said they should want the money, £4 18s. for keeping it ; but the plaintiff, who refused to pay, said he delivered the horse to Pickles, and he should make Pickles deliver it to him. Mr. Pickles was ill in bed at thetime. He took the horse, at the request of his master, from Eastwood's to Moorhouse's place. — John Sykes, the partner, said the plaintiff on the 14th, told him they must keep the horse, do the best they could, and it would be something for them ; but witness told him he would not give £2 for the horse, and they would rather have the money. They wanted from him at that time £45 19s. 7d. The horse was sold to Eastwood for £4 10s. but, if the plaintiff demurred, it was to be returned. When the horse was taken back, Moorhouse refused to pay the amount demanded for its keep and the damage. An agreement produced recited that, in payment of the debt of £45, irrespective of the horse, the defendant would take £20 worth of book debts; and his Honour did not see how Mr. Clough could get over the agreement. He made an order in favour of the plaintiff for the payment of £4 10s., but stayed execution for one month to enable the defendant to bring an action against the plaintiff.

Action Arising out of an Action

Action Arising out of an Action. — The plaintiff was John Todd, farmer, Lindley, and the defendant, Benjamin Clegg, farmer, of the same place. Mr. N. Learoyd said this was an action to recover £3 15s. for loss occasioned by the non-occupation of land, which the plaintiff had taken under the defendant. The plaintiff took the land for pasturing cattle ; but, after the lapse of several days, the defendant turned off the land both the plaintiff and his cattle. Afterwards the land was manured; and it was for loss of pasturing and damage to cattle the present action was brought. The defendant evicted the plaintiff with considerable violence ; and it resulted in the plaintiff bringing the defendant before the magistrates. — -The plaintiif, on being called, said he took two meadows, on the 17th December, for the purpose of pasturing his cattle, and he was to pay the defendant £1 for the "fog." He repaired one side of the fence, according to agreement, and, on the following Sunday, the defendant and two or three men turned out of the meadows the plaintiff and his cattle. In consequence of the violence used in the eviction, one of four cows, which were in calf, ' picked" her calf. A bill had been sent in by a medical gentleman for attending the plaintiff. Before witnesses were called for the defence, his Honour gave a verdict for £1.

Interpleader Action

Interpleader Action. — In this action the execution creditor was Mr. R. T. Denton, the claimant Deliah Lockwood, Willow Lane ; and the defendant, John Lockwood, late of Brighouse. The defendant, it seemed, was indebted to Mr. Denton, and goods were seized which claimant, the daughter, alleged belonged to her. Mr. John Sykes, who appeared for the execution creditor, said he believed there was no defence to the case. — The clzim, therefore, was not sustained.

Administration Suit

Administration Suit. — Mr. N. Learoyd made an application in the case of Mrs. Inman, who had been sued, as administratrix of her late husband, by Mr. Dransfield for a sum of money for professional services rendered to the late Mr. Richard Inman, Aspley. Mrs. Inman, it will be remembered, pleaded that she had paid more than the estate would realise, and consequently denied her liability. Subsequently an order was made for the estate to be administered ; and Mr. J. G. Atkinson, sheriff's officer, sold the effects by auction. The defendant (Mrs. Inman) has brought an action in the superior court to compel Mr. Atkinson to hand over to her the money realised, and which Mr. Atkinson was to pay into court. The application was for an adjournment until the 14th February, when all the mattersin dispute should be gone into. — Mr. C. Mills, on behalf of Mrs. Inman, promised that nothing should be done in the meantime; and accordingly the adjournment was granted.

Lecture on Little Things


The fifth of the series of lectures in connection with the Queen Street Chapel took place on Monday evening, when the Rev. Marmaduke Miller, of Brunswick Street Chapel, delivered a lecture on " The true law of progress, or the greatness of little things." There was a large attendance. The chair was occupied by S. Sharpe, Esq., principal of the Huddersfield College.

The Rev. LECTURER was received with loud applause. In introducing his subject the lecturer said, the healthy mun did uot put his finger to his pulse, nor had he faith in doctors when he was unconscious of nervousness, and alluded to the fact that those who complained the heaviest, had less truth in their complaints than the man who said little about them. Thus it was with nations, the nation that exclaimed loudly of its permanent structure, and plumed itself on its great achievements, was in many cases only going the more rapidly to decay and death. If this maxim was good with regard to former eras and nations, it was equally applicable to the present time, for whatever else was forgot, the people of the 20th century would say — we did not forget to blow our own trumpet. After alluding to the immense extension of commerce, he reviewed the great improvements and achievements of the present century, enumerating among others the introduction of gaslights, the steam engine, railroads, the electric telegraph, and other wonderful inventions which had sprung up in one day. All these had not been heralded forth by great noise and sound and sudden revolutions, but had been the result of silent thought and study, which indicated the true progress of the mind. Man was a progressive being; he looked both before and behind him, compared the past with the present for the purpose of improving his knowledge of the past, because the men of the present day knew how to appreciate that knowledge, and to judge of their present position as compared with that held by their forefathers. Mr. Miller then referred to the growth and decay of ancient nations, including Nineveh, Babylon, Thebes, Greece, Rome, &c., to all of which nations he illustrated our indebtedness for our laws, literature, freedom, love of home, &c., quoting from the works of Milton, Shakespeare, Jeremy Taylor, Bunyan, Watts, Doddridge, Cowper, and others in proof of the same. After reviewing the slow and almost imperceptible means by which immense effects had been realised (and were being realised), he expressed his belief that humanity was bound to progress, so long as the world remained. After illustrating this position by numerous references, he proceeded to show that the formation of mountains and islands had not arisen from any sudden convulsion of nature, but by slow and gradual deposits of small insects which lial been going on in the same way for thousand of years until they burst forth from the waters and became islands. The ebbing and flowing tide, the gradual change from midday to midnight, the regular movements of the planets, the science of gravitation, attraction, terrestrial magnetism, the mighty force of electricity, &c., were also explained, as having been obtained or achieved by slow and silent progress, as was likewise the power of strength and principle, both of which were slow, but sure in their action. The power and influence of Aristotle and Alexander the Great were compared, and the advantage shown to be on the side of the former, who proved to be the greatest sovereign, because he directed men's minds, while the latter merely conquered nations and then died out, while Aristotle still lived in his works. The slow but certain progress of Christianity was vividly pourtrayed by the lecturer, who alluded to the silent mannerin which the Gospel was first spread abroad by the Apostles and Prophets. The dictionary with its 100,000 words was pictured as 9 silent teacher of our language, and the derivation of many of the words explained. Numerous illustrations of words used by our ancestors (but now obsolete) were referred to as showing the silent progress of the changes our language had undergone from the time of the Danes and Saxons. The absurdities of the present day in using high flown metaphorical expressions to designate workshops, professions, &c., instead of calling them by their proper names, as in olden times was descanted on. The silent introduction, growth, and power of the printing press was illustrated, as was also the silent and what was thought, insignificant production of the steam 'engine, whose benefits to humanity it was impossible adequately to estimate. The usefulness of the ladies small sewing needle, the lucifer match, and other similar trifles were commented upon, and their vast importance described. After referring to the manner in which the late George Stevenson was treated by the committee of the House of Commons, when giving evidence of the possibility of travelling by locomotive power, he concluded by advising the audience never to despise the day of small things, as it was invariably the case, that great and important results flowed from very small beginnings. In proof of this assertion the lecturer quoted from the works ef Paley, Dr. Johnson, the Proverbs of Solomon, and others, all of whom urged that trifles made perfection. He urged them all to use their utmost efforts to help on the good progress, as they could all do something if they would, but if they sat still they could do no good. What was required of them was, that they should all do the little duties of life faithfully and well, and then they would leave the world a little better than they found it. The prospect had been good and glorious, and there was great encouragement for them in the future.

Mr. Miller was loudly applauded throughout his lecture.

The usual votes of thanks having been accorded, the meeting closed with the Benediction.

Irish Church


A lecture was given on the Irish Church, under the auspices of the Huddersfield Church Institute, by Mr. J. E. Dibb, of Wakefield, on Monday evening, in the Wellington Hall, Queen Street. There was a meagre attendance. Geo. Armitage, Esq., presided.

The CHAIRMAN, in introducing Mr. Dibb, said the lecture had been advertised in the local paper, the Huddersfield Chronicle, and he had anticipated x much larger attendance.

The Lecturer, after a few preliminary observations, remarked that the Irish Church was part of the united Church of England and Ireland; and it was a matter of the greatest possible importance. Within the bounds of the Irish Church, the merchant prince, skilled artisan, cultivator of the soil, and every class was fully represented ; but, beyond a preponderance of the wealth and education of Ireland being within the bounds of the Protestant Church in Ireland, Protestant landlords owned at least ninetenths of the soil of Ireland. The Church of Ireland, therefore, was a matter of nosmall importance. Looking at it in its political sense, he asked what was its connection with the crown of England? If the sovereign of these realms ceased to be the temporal head of the branch of the Church in Ireland, the fifth article of the Act of Union would at once be repealed. The link which bound the two countries together was the Protestant Church. It could not be said, for one moment, that the Romish Church was, in any sense, the link between the two countries ; and for this reason: he should be exceedingly sorry to be misunderstood, or that it should be thought he was calling into question the loyalty of the Roman Catholic portion of her Majesty's subjects in either island ; but it must be obvious that they who yielded to the spiritual allegiance of the Pope of Rome could not be conducing to a state of things which binds England and Ireland together. By whom was the Irish Church attacked? And for what end. It was attacked, first, by what he should call professional grievance mongers ; and his strong impression was that, at this moment, we suffered more from the class he had so designated than any other class. Then, again, it was attacked by theorists, who would have all to be upon an equality to-day, but were never able to appreciate that to-morrow the inequality would at once begin again. Then the Church was attucked by those who would repeal the union. If he had applied too strong a term when he ha: spoken of a " grievance monger," he would give a single illustration. Mr. Mason Jones, an advocate of the Liberation Society, ata meeting in London, said " The Protestant Church in Ireland is one of the most gross and wicked monsters and unjustifiable anomalies of modern times." The Church which was the representative of the truth of God's word in Ireland — the Church which maintained there an open Bible — the Church which gave to the nearly 14 millions of Protestant inhabitants the ministrations of our own Church — the Church established by law and maintained by revenues at Icast as ancient as the revenues of the Church of England itself: and was that to be called an "anomally ?" It was proposed to secularise Church property — that was to say, they proposed to divert ittrom its legitimate object. Was it possible to conceive any step which would more perfectly lead to confusion if the title to Church property be uprooted? What would become of the title of a layman to any of his property either in Ireland or in England? Buta great point was made, in some cases, with respect to the tithes. It was said to be a very great grievance to the Roman Catholic population. As he had said nine-tenths of the land belonged to Protestant landlords, who no doubt kad two-thirds of their tenants Roman Catholics. The tenants paid their rents in the gross ; and it was the landlord who paid the tithe-rent charge. Supposing there were no tithes to pay, the landlord would not lesson the gross payment which he received one penny. The tenants would still continue to pay precisely the same rents ; and the landlord alone would be benefitted. Therefore the payment of any sum of money out of which tithe arises could not fairly and properly be held to be, in any sense whatever, a Roman Catholic grievance. (Applause.) There was another view in which it appeared to him of the utmost possible importance that they should enter upon the defence of the Irish Church. The parishes in Ireland were of much greater area and extended further than the parishes in England ; and if the Irish Church could be uprooted to-morrow- — -if her revenues could be extinguished — if her ministers could be deprived of their daily bread — the result would be that they would hand over that portion of the scattered population to Romish teaching. Were Englishmen prepared to do that? With respect to the incomes of the Irish clergy, he had not the slightest hesitation in asserting that, when we should know minutely the details of the incomes and outgoings of the clergy, it would certainly not appear that their stipends were really less than educated gentlemen ought to have. He rejoiced at the Commission which had recently been issued, because there would then be undeniable evidence as to the Protestant population of Ireland. The average population of all parishes in Ireland was not less than 459 Protestants, and he asked whether these 459 in each parish were to be cast to the winds, so far as the truth of God's holy word, and His sacraments, according to their own rites, forms, and ceremonies, were concerned? (Applause.) That population was increasing in two ways — the Protestant population of Ireland was actually increasing in numbers and also in its proportion. In 1834 the Protestant population of Ireland, 4s compared with the Roman Catholic, was 1 to 43; but it was now 1 to 34. Churches were being multiplied, and Protestant missions were flourishing. In reference to the actual proportion of clergymen of the Church of England as compared with the priests of Rome, there were at this moment 2,218 clergymen of the Protestant Church in Ireland, and there were 3,014 priests. He should say that the defence of the Protestant Church in Ireland ought to rest upon the great ground that it was through her instrumentality the truth of God was taught. (Applause). He might state generally that the proportion of crime in Ireland was much smaller amongst those who professed the pure faith of Protestantism than it was amongst all the other classes put together. Were missions to be supported in foreign lands, while in Ireland, a portion of our own dominions, our own Church could not be maintained? He should think that was an anomaly indeed. (Applause.) But in defending the Irish Church and her rights and privileges — it would be a most grievous mistake to say that they were the rights and privileges of the ministers of that church. The Church's rights and privileges were the rights and privileges of the laity and the clergy combined; and the rights and privileges of centuries could not be uprooted, nor could solemn compacts, without great danger to the morality of any kingdom whatever. It would be unjust to deprive Ireland of that which was her own, and therefore it could never be justice to Ireland if the Protestant Church of Ireland be uprooted. (Applause.) He was told in London the other day that an attack upon the Irish Church would be made, by two of those who stand high in Parliament, in the coming session. The Government might well say this would be premature until the report of the Commission had been issued. Mr. Mason Jones, in a recent speech, intimated that, at the the next general election they would support no candidate who was rm in soe e. (is-cndowment of all the religious bodies in Ireland. eir opponents proposed to limit their choice to men who should vote for the utter extinguishing of the Irish Church, churchmen must support those who were favourable to the union of Church and State. Their opponents were preaching spoliation and annihilation ; let churchmen, not only maintain the Church, but do all that lay in their power to make her a more efficient means for good than she was at present. It was very possible the result of the Commission might bring out some weak points; and who would be more ready to have those things changed in the soundest possible manner than the churchmen of the Church of England? Were not the Protestants of Ireland to have fairplay? They were not asking for any new privileges, nor seeking to impose any new disabilities upon others. If they were to remain quiescent, and were to bring about a Roman Catholic ascendancy, did werealise what a Roman Catholic ascendancy meant? It' was the ascendancy of a foreign power ; and, he asked, were we prepared to sacrifice that much of the jewels of the crown of this realm? He believed that, at the present time, there was a larger amount of self help in the Irish Church than was generally known in England ; and those who were thus helping themselves had a strong claim upon churchmen in England. The whole of the Wesleyan body, as a body, and the Presbytarian body had given in their adhesion and promised their aid to the Irish Church. (Applause. ) Where would they look for the essence of loyalty in Ireland, if they did not look to the Protestants of Ireland? (Hear, hear). The attack, if successful, on the Church in Ireland was to be followed by an attack on the Church in Wales, and that to be followed by an attack on the Presbytarian Church of Scotland, and, if they allowed those three great outworks of the Protestant Church to be taken, with their eyes open, where would the Church be? — where would it deserve to be? The union of Church and State would best be promoted by defending those important outposts, beginning with the most important of all, the Church of Ireland. (Hear, hear.) He recommended the establishment of some organisation through which the voice of the churchmen of the West Riding should be heard on this question, and which neither the "legislature on the one hand, nor the opponents of the Church on the other, would be able to set on one side; and, in conclusion, he said let them be ready and willing to reform the Church of Ireland, but spoliation and annahilation, by the grace of God, never. (Applause. )

The Rev. E. SNOWDEN, incumbent of St. Thomas', said. in proposing a vote of thanks to the lecturer. if the Liberation Society, resolved not to vote for any man who would not support the annihilation of the Irish Church, Churchmen should come forward and say " We will not vote for anybody who votes for that annihilation."

The Vicar of HUDDERSFIELD (Rev. W. B. Calvert) seconded the motion. It was not a question for the clergy only, but for the Church at large. In some respects the Fropaty, the pane in Ireland had more to be said for i an perhaps some parts of the pro enjoyed by the Church of England. Property The CHAIRMAN, in submitting the motion to the meeting, said he hoped the Protestants of England would stand by the Irish Church. It was not railing against their opponents that would be successful, but sound, solid argument. He hoped the one and a half millions of Protestants in Ireland were not to be neglected, nor, he might almost say, robbed of what belonged to the Church, He did not want to prevent Ireland having Roman Catholics; but he did object to the personal property which belonged to the Irish Church being taken away, because he believed it would only be the stepping stone to an attack on the English Church. (Applause. )

The resolution was then cordially adopted.

Mr. W. E. Hirst moved a vote of thanks to the chairman ; and, in doing so, said the clergy ought to take the lead, and show the laity what to do. If the clergy would do that, the members of the Church of England would not be slack to rally round them. (Applause. )

Mr. N. Learoyp, in seconding the motion, said it was an issue between Protestantism and Romanism ; and he, as a Wesleyan, claimed to feel a deep interest in the uestion. It was impossible, he believed, to separate reland from all State aid in connection with her religion. Separate her now from the Church of England, and from the State, and what then? They did not separate her from the aid of the Church of Rome. Protestantism should have a fair chance of working its way, side by side, with the principles of Romanism in Ireland.

The motion was carried with acclamation, the chairman returned thanks, and the proceedings concluded.

Conservative Banquet at Golcar

Conservative Banquet at Golcar.

Last evening the inaugural banquet of the Colne Vale Working Men's Conservative Association took place in the National Schoolroom, Golcar. The room was gaily decorated, and presented a most animated appearance, The dinner, which was provided by Mr. Joseph Hall, landlord of the Rose and Crown Hotel, was partaken of by over 300 of the espousers of the cause of Conservatism ; but, at the meeting which was afterwards held, the number present was augmented to more than 500, including a select company ef ladies, who occupied a balcony at one end of the room. The banquet was presided over by Mr. Joseph Webster, M.D., president of the Golcar Working Men's Conservative Asssociation, and the proceedings were of the most enthusiastic and convivial character. On the right and left of the chairman were W. S. Stanhope, Esq., and C. B. Denison, Esq., Lieut.Colonel Bradbury, G. Armitage, Esq., J.P.; Mr. W. E. Stutter, Manchester ; and the Rev. Canon Hulbert, vicar of Almondbury ; Rev. J. H. F. Kendall, Leeds; Rev. C. J. Clarke, Rev. W. Barker, Rev. B. T. Bussell, and the Rev. G. S. Terry. A company of glee singers were in attendance; Mr. J. E. Pearson presiding at the pianoforte.

After the repast, The CHAIRMAN proposed the toasts of " The Queen," "The Prince and the Princess of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family," "The Army, Navy, Yeomanry, and Volunteers," which were most cordially received.

Col. STANHOPE, on rising to respond to the last toast, was greeted with several rounds of cheers and waving of hands. He said — Mr. Chairmaa, ladies, and gentlemen, I rise to return thanks for the toast which you have just honoured with approbation, and in doing so, in a sort of military capacity, I may avail myself of the military privilege of being brief. You have honoured with approbation " The army, navy, militia, yeomanry, and volunteers." All these form the different branches of the defences of Great Britain, and I believe we are right in classing them together as a whole, for they are all necessary «nd useful in their different departments. Our regular army and navy well deserve the eulogiums which have been passed upon them. (Hear, hear.) I, as a civilian, can bear witness to that without seeming to speak anything in approbation of those forces to which I have the honour to belong ; but, it is, on the one hand, the wish of the British public that those forces should be kept in the greatest state of efficiency which they can be. (Hear, hear.) Our navy is most important to our existence as a commercial country — (hear, hear) — and all the money we spend upon that navy, provided it is judiciously applied, is well spent, as indeed it is spent, as it were, in securing our very existence. Our army, we desire, should be, though small, as efficient as possible. Therefore we ought, and we are willing, to endeavour to maintain them in the greatest state of efficiency ; and I believe that, under a Conservative Government, those points which have hitherto been neglected, both with respect to the army and navy- — and, I am sorry they are not few — will be more efficiently looked up and cared for as long as that Government remains in power. (Cheers.) As to the auxiliary branches — they, as I have said, ought to be considered — not as a volunteer army by itself, but as a part, and an adjunct to the British army and British defensive force. I beg to return you, on behalf of the militia, yeomanry, and volunteers, my best thanks for the honour you have done us in drinking our healths, because, as a voluntary force, we exist through public opinion; and should we lose the support of public opinion, we should very soon fall through. I believe our volunteer force have already done efficient service to the country, because as long as I can recollect there is no time I can mention when there has been less probability or less fear of an invasion of foreign forces on British soil than at the present moment; and I believe that, in some degree, that may be attributed to the volunteer forces which we have in existence. Iam also happy to say that, having myself been a captain in the yeomanry now for upwards of 20 years, I have never been called out upon active service. (Hear, hear.) I say I think that speaks well for the love of order in the West Riding of Yorkshire. (Hear, hear.) The regiment to which I have the honour to belong was often called upon, in the time of my predecessors. Now, gentlemen, I must give way to our excellent and mutual friend Colonel Bradbury. (Loud cheers.) Right glad am I to hear that your appreciation of the volunteer force in Golcar is something more than merely nominal. I am glad to hear of the numerous company of young men, fine active fellows, coming forward, ready to swell the splendid regiment which he is in command of, and which has been supported from Huddersfield to the very extreme of the West Riding of Yorkshire. I beg to return thanks for the honour you have done us in drinking our healths. (Applause).

Lieut-col. Bradbury also responded, and said he should be ashamed of himself if he had been called upon to return thanks for the volunteer force in Golcar two months ago. ("No.") But now, inasmuch as he had had the pleasure this week of meeting in that room 110 of as fine looking men as he had ever seen, he thought that Golcar might hold up its head. (Applause).

Mr. S. SYKES gave "The Bishop and Clergy of the diocese," which was supported by Mr. R. QUARMBY, jun.

The Rev. Canon HULBERT and the Rev. W. BARKER acknowledged the toast.

Mr. HENRY WRIGLEY proposed the toast, "The Lord Lieutenant and the Magistrates of the West Riding ;" and it was supported by Mr. John AINLEY, jun.

George ARMITAGE, Esq., J.P., in responding, said he had been blamed because we had not a greater number of magistrates in this district. He had done everything he could for the last two years to induces the Lord Lieutenant to add names to the present list of magistrates; but, it might be, the Lord Lieutenant was waiting to see whether Huddersfield was to be an incorporated borough. Nobody would be more glad to see a stipendiary magistrate presiding on the bench ; but, at the same time, as long as things remained as they were, all the magistrates were anxious to do their duty. The names he had sent to the Lord Lieutenant had not been taken from the Conservative party alone, but comprised the names of gentlemen holding other principles, but who were well qualified to serve as magistrates. He was glad working men were now judging for themselves as to who were their best and honest friends. (Applause.) They had been too long deceived. The word liberal in the way it had been used did not mean liberality. If any one were liberal it was the Conservative party. Conservatives had one duty to perform, and that was to watch the registration. What they had to do was to return the two honourable gentlemen on his right. (Loud applause.) Great attempts were being made to weaken our Constitution ; but he hoped, as Conservatives, they would never ask for anything but what they intended to maintain for the good of the country. He believed the measures which the Conservative party would bring forward would tend to the peace and happiness of this great country. (Hear, hear.

Mr. W. E. Hirst, constable of Huddersfield, then proposed "The Earl of Derby, Mr. Disraeli, and the rest of her Majesty's Ministers." Whether Conservatives won or lost, he said, they always maintained their pluckand kept up their courage. (Applause). He hoped the Conservatives of the Riding would never rest until their friends occupied seats in Parliament.

Mr. W. E. Stutrer briefly responded.

Mr. N. Learoyd, who was received with applause, proposed the next toast, '"The healths of Messrs. Stanhope and Denison ;" and said, if those gentlemen determined again to place themselves at the disposal of the electors, they might assuredly rely with confidence on the support of the Conservatives in the Colne Valley. (Applause).

Mr. John Boweek supported the toast, which was honoured with enthusiasm.

Mr. W. 8S. STANHOPE, on rising to reply to the toast, was received with several outbursts of applause. He said he should feel quite overwhelmed in rising to address them after the welcome they had been pleased to give to his honourable colleague and himself in the late contest, were it not that he felt that the Conservative cause, associated, as it was, in the Southern Division of the West Riding, with more significant names, was worthy of enthusiasm and support. He congratulated them on the success of their inaugural banquet, and said he was proud to come amongst them and see the true, thorough going Constitutional and Conservative feelings with which they were animated. Depend upon it, it was in the manifestations of such feelings as had been shown on that occasion that England must look for her safeguard in the future, after the changes which had been made in her political constitution. (Hear, hear.) Glad was he to come amongst the people in these western valleys, for it was here indeed that they met with their warmest and most hearty welcome — (applause) — though perhaps, in other parts of the Southern Division the Conservative feeling might have been more unanimous than it was in the western district. Still in the district west of Huddersfield. and in Huddersfield itself to a certain extent, they found active, true-hearted Conservatism, and a real genuine welcome. Now. before he said a few things on political subjects in general he found he had been somewhat trapped into a personal declaration, as it were, which he was rather too old in politics to be ready to ke. Laughter. But, he for one, liked to say niyaigtst rn what be felt and what he intended to do; and he liked to abide by it. (Applause.) He could only repeat what he said at Wakefield on the occasion of the meeting which followed their defeat that, whenever the West Riding should be called upon again to elect its members, he said for his own part, though he should not claim anything as due to himself for the exertion he made at the last election — neither should he consider the West Riding had any claim upoa him; but he should be ready, as a true Conservative, to consult whatever he might consider the best for the Conservative cause when the occasion arose, and go with those who might advise him. (Applause.) It was impossible to say when the forthcoming battle would be fought. They were aware that the West Riding would be represented by six members instead of four, but, as the divisions had not yet been settled by Parliament, it was impossible for them to say as to how the Conservative battle would have to be fought in the West Riding. They could only consider now the West Riding as a whole; but they would fight thebattle in the division which might give them the best and most powerful chance of returning to Parliament such representatives as should fairly represent the Conservative interest. He was sorry they could give no further information at present ; but they looked with hope to Conservative Associations, hecause it was by them and their influence that the new voters who were about to be brought in under the Reform Bill, were not only to be educated, as Mr. Lowe said, bet were tobe made to feel the importance of their position as voters ; the responsibility which lay upon them as men about to exercise the suffrage ; to consider for themselves and by themselves what they were about to do; and what the objects were which they intended to advance. Therefore, it was their duty, and he believed it was their intention, to make their influence felt, not merely by assembling at the festive board, but by teaching others, and showing who were the friends of the working man, and by what means the advantages of the working man, and of the country at large — because if the country at large itself did not prosper, depend upon it the other class must suffer in its turn — therefore they were to show others what they believed to be for the advantage of the country at large. Surely he was much mistaken if that which they believed to be for the advantage of the whole country was not the maintenance of those laws, and those institutions, and of the form of Government under which England had grown great, and had exceeded in its duration and in its prosperity any of the countries to which they could point. (Applause.) The Conservatives, during the short time they had held office, had shown themselves ready to advance those interests to which he had alluded ; but they had not, in order to catch the support of those whom they might be eager to gain, dandled schemes before their eyes which they did not intend to put into execution. (Hear, hear.) They had, even with some violence to their own feelings gone straight to the point, and done that which they believed time and the exigencies of the country required ; and in carrying the Reform Bill they had subjected themselves to gross abuse; but they had, he believed, done, as far as in them lay, what was for the good and the security of the country. (Hear, hear.) The Reform Bill, in some degree, went beyond what Conservatism could wish, and it was to be regretted that other safeguards and other collateral means of obtaining the franchise which the Conservative Government wished to introduce had been done away with ; but the Conservative party were not to blame for any of those deficiencies to which he had alluded and which had caused the bill not to work so well as it otherwise would have done. The parties who said the Conservatives were introducing democratical reform, on the other hand, opposed every safeguard which was to make that bill less democratic. Mr. Bright opposed the bill with the whole of his power on every occasion; and then he told the people it was his own bill, and always was his own bill — (laughter) — and then he turned round and told them it would not last a single year, and must be altered from top to bottom. It seemed that unless the party which called itself the Liberal party were eternally to enjoy the sweets of office, the objects of the British constitution were not fulfilled. But the object of our Parliament was to correct, from time to time, as the growth of the country proceeded, the evils of the day, and adapt the laws continually to the requirements of the people, without, however, altering or departing from the fundamental institutions of the country ; but to preserve them intact, and merely let them grow with the growth of the people. That, he believed, to be true Conservatism ; and in that, he believed, they already found the present Conservative Government was ready, truly and faithfully, to do its best. (Applause.) They might now safely ask where was the united party who was to take the place of the Conservatives? Who were the 'Liberal party?" What united party was there opposed to Conservatism? These were questions which heshould like to have answered. Though Fenianism might be supposed to belong to Ireland, where it had first shown itself, he believed he was not wrong in considering and classifying Fenianism with that love of subversion of all order, and that subversive Democratic principle which was to be found in the revolutionary'party, not only in England, but in any other country that ever existed. (Applause). Were the old Whigs, the owners of property and the lovers of privilege, and who at their private tables were far more Conservative than the most arrant Tory of the land, to be classified with the lovers of Fenianism? (Voice, "No.") Surely, if they came to consider the matter, they would find that the real opponents of Conservatism were those who would subvert the constitution of England, those who would overthrow property, those who were against capital, against order, and against the instituted form of Government in this country, were but a small, very small, though very noisy, minority. (Applause). There were many of those whom they had hitherto regarded as their political opponents whom he hoped to see, before very long, joining the Conservatives in supporting, with a firm hand, the institutions of the country; and the Conservatives must be ready with open arms to receive them. The Conservative Government, which might now be considered to be on their trial, were dealing with a firmness, and, at the same time, a generous feeling with those misguided men who had been trying to excite revolution in Ireland, and they deserved great praise. Surely that was a difficult question, when our friend, the Irishman, came before us with a pistol in one hand, and a petition for justice to Ireland in the other hand; and then told us whatever was granted, he would not have it. There were very few privileges which Irishmen did not enjoy in every respect similar to those enjoyed in England; but, if we considered the case carefully, we might take warning from the present position of Ireland, or the position in which Ireland had been. He hoped the dittculties in Ireland might soon disappear and pass away. (Hear, hear.) But, surely, the difficulties of Ireland had been that there was nothing to attract capital, and that in turn, there was a want of commercial enterprise. Therefore, the people, as they increased, more and more fell upon the sub-division of the land, and that competition for land had been detrimental to Ireland. Could not a lesson be learned from this? At the present moment the amount of capital unemployed in England 'was fast increasing ; let them, therefore, take warning. We also were in the same, or a worse position, as far as numbers went; and, if the trade of England were to fail, how should we feed ourselves? We could not even grow corn upon the soil of England which would keep us going for one year; and it was by the importation of corn, bought by our manufacturers, upon which we had +o depend for our daily bread. Therefore, let the working men beware ; and take care that, by organisation amongst themselves, they do not stretch points, and bring the capitalist to a standstill. If capital could no more be employed profitably in England it must either remain idle or seek employment elsewhere — (hear, hear) — -and when employment was gone what became of the occupation of our working men? The objects of many workmen were good; but they had not always the practical ability to see when those who were leading them outstepped the bounds of that which was right. Associations like the one they were inaugurating would do good. Themen before him were not the men to be led away with sophistry ; they could see that restricting a working man's labour would do more injury to the working man himself, and through him to the country at large, than could be well conceived. He might allude to other points of importance ; but he would pass them over. The Poor-law bill had been a source of many evils; but the present Government were willing, not to do away with it, but to make it work better. It was the Conservative party who had always wished to limit the law of settlement which had worked so unfairly upon working men ; and, at the same time, been productive of great difficulties. It was the Conservative Parliament who had always supported the limitation of labour in the factory amongst, and promoted the education of the children of operatives. There was now before the country another important subject namely sanitary regulations ; — and this was a point which was worthy of much greater note than it generally excited, cause, if our rivers were made useless, the country sustained a great and seriousdamage. But, passing on, what had been said on education? That was a point, again, upon which a great and sudden ebullition of fanaticism had sprung up during the year. Surely certain gentlemen who belonged to the extreme party would not contend that nothing had been done for education. Look at the progress of education in the West Riding; and then, he would ask, would they say that nothing had been done in that respect? There were difficulties in the way, but surely the Conservatives would never show themselves unwillin g to deal with those difficulties. The Liberal party, who had been in office for nearly twenty years, were so anxious to promote education, and surely they had had time. He was not afraid of the cause of education. There was much to be done ; but they must build on the foundations already laid. The structure which had already been carried up so far, let them carry it to perfection and complete it. (Applause). Depend upon ita little sting lay behind thiscry forsecular education. Thegreat bugbear of the extreme revolutionary party was religion; and to overthrow the Bible was their first object ; — (hear, hear) — but the good sense of the country at large, and the good sense even of those who had been called advanced Liberals, had said, " No, the denominational education in England shall not be upset. We will take means and Measures to teach those classes who are not reached." They must be on their watch if education was to be founded upon a religious basis, which he believed to be essential, and without which he believed elementary education was not worthy of the name. He wished it to be understood that he was referring to the primary education of children; and the instruction which ought to be imparted to them was the knowledge of their being responsible beings, the duties they had to perform to their country, their parents, and their God — it was the knowledge of the Bible, and the inspired truth which it taught. (Hear, hear.) He thanked them for the steady adherence they had shown in the cause of Conservatism, and the progress that had been made in that neighbourhood ; and, after thanking them for the honour they had done him in drinking his health, resumed his seat amid loud applause.

Mr. C. B. DENISON, who was also received with prolonged cheers, said wherever his colleague and himself had gone in the West Riding they had always been heartily and right cordially received ; but he could not remember a single instance in which the enthusiasm of their welcome exceeded that which had been accorded that night. (Applause.) He had a peculiar pleasure in coming into these West Yorkshire valleys, because he felt and knew that, whether friends or opponents in polities or religion, in love or in hate, thoroughness was their character. (Laughter.) He could love 4 downright friend, and he could equally respect a downright enemy, '

Last year, in proposing the healths of Lord Derby and Mr. Disraeli, he said they would, in the coming session, regardless of personal interest, regardless of all party, regardless of every tie, do what mortal men could do to give this country a Reform Bill; and the details of that measure, which had now passed into history, were well known. Still there was a great difference of opinion as to what would be the result of the measure ; but he thought we had all this consolation- — -that, had not the Reform Bill been passed at the time it was — had we had the agitation on the Reform Bill and Fenianism at the same time, we should have been in a most deplorable plight at this moment. The period had arrived, when to resist a Reform Bill would have been no longer prudent nor wise; and he believed sincerely that, as the Reform Bill of 1832 was good, the Reform Bill of 1868 would be hetter, because the Pople of this country had progressed in knowledge and wisdom. Men thought for themselves now-a-days, and, whatever might be said in the present day about the absence of education, there was in this land an intelligence which was quite equal to deal with any measure of electoral franchise. Mr. Denison then adverted to the speeches recently delivered by Lord Stanley, Mr. Lowe, and Mr. Roebuck, and, speaking on the Irish Chureh, proceeded to say that there was a feeling growing, throughout the length and breadth of England — a feeling represented by these associations — which would be more than {sufficient to repel an invasion, come from what quarter it might. (Applause). After giving a few extracts from the speeches of the members of Parliament above named, he said his only object was to prove what he thought ran in the minds of most of the Conservative statesmen of the present day, — that secular education, supported by a compulsory rate, was not practical at the present moment, and that the people of this country were not prepared for it. (A Voice, "Never Mr. Roebuck had never truckled to men in power, never sought office, but had always given out his sentiments boldly, and he must say, that on the great questions of the day, he had shown a prescience and clear-headed sightedness which he thought had not been exhibited by any man on his own side of politics. With Mr. Roebuck, he had no fear of working men ; and he never had any fear of them. If those present, as representing the working men of Conservative opinions, would go on as they had begun, holding steadily to the great principles of our constitution, not banding ourselves together for the purpose of bigotry and intolerance — if they would go on, making converts, bringing up their children in the ways of Godliness, and in the study of all that fitted them to take their place in life, they would, at no distant date, acknowledge — and acknowledge with acclamation — that the Reform Bill of the past session had been an unmixed good. If his colleague and himself were asked to identify themselves with the Conservativecause in the West Riding again, they would, as good men and true, do their best for thecause. There was, however, no chance of the Boundary Commission reporting to Parliament before Easter ; therefore no one of them could tell on whom to fix his affections. (Laughter.) The Conservative party, in that part of the West Riding, had greatly} acquired serongib — and. what was more, he believed it to be acquiring strengt day by day. He believed, from a variety of causes, — from a conviction that the Conservative party were the real friends of the working classes, from k revulsion of feeling regarding the proceedings that too place last year and the year before — the proceedings of the Reform League, and, allied with them, the proceedings of the leaders of Fenianism — one of the great causes why these Conservative associations were springing up was 2 revulsion of feeling against the united proceedings of the Reform League and the Fenians. (Hear, hear). He would not do the Reform League the injustice of supposing that they really had any sympathy with Fenianism ; but he believed they were ready to use the movement for their own purposes, and for the regaining of power. (Applause. ) .

Other toasts were given, and the proceedings terminated.


On the 24th ult., at Knowle Villa, Mirfield, the wife of George Hirst Hebblethwaite, Esq., of a daughter.


On the 30th ult., at the Church of the Holy Trinity, by the incumbent, the Rev. T. R. Jones, assisted by the Rev. E. Snowden, incumbent of S. Thomas', George Simpson Mason, of Westfield, Huddersfield, youngest son of the late Joseph Linton Mason, M.D., of Falmouth, Jamaica, to Ann, second daughter of John Wilkinson, Esq., Victoria House, Huddersfield. No cards.

At the Parish Church, Calverley, by the Vicar, Mr. Edward Armitage, draper, Heckmondwike, to Stella, youngest daughter of the late John Seatcherd, of Emley Lodge, near Wakefield.

On the 29th ult., at the Register Office, John Street, Mr. Jonathan Berry, of Cartworth, to Hiss Margery Coldwell, of Netherthong.

On the 26th ult., at the High Street New Connexion Chapel, Mr. Dan Shaw to Miss Elizabeth Sykes, both of Linthwaite.

On the 25th ult., at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Queen Street, Mr. Jonathan Hirst to Miss Sarah Brook, both of Meltham.

On the 25th ult., at the Register Office, John Street, Mr. Benjamin Rollinson to Miss Hannah Maria Heywood, both of Thongsbridge.

On the 25th ult., at the Register Office, John Street, Mr. Joshua Booth to Miss Martha Riley, both of Shelley.

On the 25th ult., at the Register Office, John Street, Mr. William Reast to Miss Martha Brook, both of Fulstone.

On the 25th ult., at the Baptist Chapel, Bath Buildings, Mr Allen Knight to Miss Eliza Haigh, both of Linthwaite.


On the 31st ult., aged 23, William Porritt, second son of Mr. Joshna Riley, wool merchant, Fitzwilliam Street.

On the 30th ult., aged 60, Mr. Ebenezer Heap, Sudehill Cottage, Newmill.

On the 30th ult., aged 68, Sarah, relict of Mr. Joseph Dyson, fancy weaver, South Street.

On the 29th ult., at Manchester Road, aged 25, Charlotte, third daughter of the late Mr. Samuel Cullen, chemist, formerly of Nottingham.

On the 28th ult., aged 74, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. John Swain, Swallow Street.

On the 28th ult., aged 30, George A. Brooke, of Cowms.

On the 27th ult., in her 56th year, Mrs. Fawcett, wife of Mr. William Fawcett, Hebble Terrace, eldest daughter of the late Mr. William Benson, of Leeds.

On the 27th ult., aged 56, Mr. William Moore, sheriff's bailiff, Castlegate.

On the 27th ult., aged 41, Mr. Michael McGuire, bill poster, Lowerhead Row.

On the 27th ult., aged 76, Hannah, relict of Mr. John Kinder, clothdresser, Union Workhouse.

On the 27th ult., aged 63, Mr. William Watson, builder, Prospect Row.

On the 26th ult., aged 73, Susan Ann, relict of Mr. Mark Stott, woollen spinner, South Street.

On the 26th ult., aged 39, Mr. Henry Mallinson, fancy weaver, Birkby.

On the 26th ult., aged 9, George, son of Mr. Benjamin Taylor, clothpresser, Leeds Road.

On the 25th ult., aged 63, Mr. John Lockwood, farmer, New North Road.

On the 25th ult., aged 43, Mr. William Warrington, butler, Kirkgate.

On the 25th ult., aged 80, Mr. Joseph Haigh, Shelley.

On the 24th ult., aged 79, Sarah Booth, Skelmanthorpe.

On the 24th ult., aged 48, Ann, wife of Mr. William Sunderland, Aspley.

On the 23rd ult., aged 49, Mr. George Hanson, plumber, Hillhouse.

On the 23rd ult., aged 13, Thomas, son of Mr. George Woodcock, police officer, Sheepridge.

On the 23rd ult., aged 70, Ann, relict of Mr. George Emmott, Shelley.

On the 22nd ult., aged 57, Mr. James Wood, clothfinisher, Uppermill, Saddleworth.

On the 21st ult., aged 75, Mr. Paul Crowther, woollen weaver, Infirmary.

On the 20th ult., aged 19, Mr. William Kent, draper's assistant, Salford, Lockwood.

On the 19th ult., at Haigh House, Hightown, aged 39, Elizabeth, wife of James Wilson, and youngest daughter of Richard Johnson, Chapel Allerton, near Leeds.

On the 17th ult„ aged 13, James Cartwright, Shelley.

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