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y JANTED, [ANTED] tnmediately, [immediately] TWO GOO SITTINGS, or HALF of a-PEW, in Parish Church. Address Z, Chronicle Office, Market Place, WY ASTED, [lasted] In and Outdoor APPRENTICES a fer the Dress-making and Mantle Business.-Also, JMPROVERS [IMPROVES] WANTED, immediately.-Apply at the Chronicle Office, -Market-piace, [Market-place] Hudderstield. [Huddersfield] PARTNER WANTED. YANTED, [ANTED] in the Business of Fancy Cloth Manufacturmg [Manufacturing] and Woollen Yarn and Worsted Spinning, in the neighbourhood of Huddersfield, a PARTNER, who can bring into the business a sum of #4,000 [4,W] to 5,000. 'For further particulars, apply to Messrs. Brook and FREEMAN, Solicitors, Huddersfield. TO SPINNERS AND FANCY WOOLLEN MANUFACTURERS. WANTED. to Conduct the Operations of a small Woollen Mill,-a respectable PERSON, of ex- [experience] perience, [Prince] who fully understands Spinning and Manufac- [Manufacture- Manufacturing] turing [during] in all its branches.-Address to Mr. Moore, -Post- [Pastimes] with testimonials of character and ability. Huddersfield, 25rd May, 1850. . rqX O [rex O] be SOLD hy PRIVATE CONTRACT, a good and substantial waggon-shaped BOILER, of twenty-horse power, Apply to Mr. H. B. 'Taylor, Drysalter, [Trustee] Hudderstield. [Huddersfield] be LET, within a 'Mile of Huddersfield, a Blue and Pattern DY EHOUSE, [HOUSE] well supplied with Vats and Pans; a Water-wheel, two,pair of Fulling Stocks, and a Washing Machine. The'wholeé [The'whole] calculated for carrying on an extensive business. Also, a HOUSE and a few acres oy LAND.-Apply to Mr. J. -Brook, Westgate. HOUSES AND SHOPS TO LET. WO excellent HOUSES AND-SHOPS to fi LET, opposite the Rose and Crown Hotel. There is a large CELLAR, suitable for Wine, Spirits, or Porter Vaults, which can be Let with either. [C] For further particulars apply to Mr. Moore. be LET, with Immediate Possession, a capital HOUSE, with Barn, Coach-house, Harness- [Harness room] room, and Stable adjoining, situate at THE WELLS, recently Jf swecupied [occupied] by Mr. James North, Corn Miller. AisO, [Also] a commodious WAREHOUSE, and-a Two-stalled Stable, situate as above. For rent and other particulars, apply to Mr. Gothard, Ty;salter, No. 7, Beast Market, Huddersfield. Huddersfield, May, 1850. . J'O be LET, ROOM and POWER, at the PADDOCK MILLS, First Room '63 feet long, 31 feet wide, 1 feet high the Second Floor the same the Third Ji feet long, 31 feet wide, 11 feet high the Top Room the same, but divided by a Tenter Stone with three Tenters. The Engine, quite new, of 16 horse power, 20 horse Boiler, wall supplied with good Soft Water. Wool Drying Room, ditto. Also an exceilent [excellent] House and Warehouse, Stabling, &r., adjoining, which may be had with the Mill if required ; the whole may be entered to immediately. or further particulars apply on the premises. 'The above will either be let in one Let or in Rooms. ADCOCE'S [ADVICE'S] CELEBRATED. MELTON MOWBRAY PIES. asp A. WOODHOUSE, CowyFectIoners, [Confectioners] KIRKGATE, HUDDERSFIELD, beg to return their warmest thanks for,the kind patronage bestowed upon them since their appointment as Agents for the Sale of ADcocK's [Woodcock's] Pork PIES; and take this opportunity of an- [announcing] nouncing [announcing] that they have now begun, for the Season, to receive ADCOCK'S VEAL and HAM PIES, jresh [fresh] tiice [twice] a-week. WINES, PICKLES, AND FOREIGN FRUIT, ETC. Kirkgate. May 31st, [st] 1850. VFXWE [MAXWELL] Gentlemen of the HUDDERSFIELD GLEE CLUB hereby offer a PREMIUM of TEN GUINEAS for the best Original SERIOUS GLEE for Four Voices; to be sent in, addressed To the Hudders- [Udders- Huddersfield] tivid [David] Glee Club, George Hotel, Huddersfield, on or before the 31st [st] of August next. woe, Each Composition is to be distinguished by a Motto, and accompanied by a Sealed Leiter [Letter] (containing the real name and addréss [address] of the Composer), indorsed [endorsed] with a corrcspond- [correspond- corresponding] ing Motto. . . 'he Manuscripts will be retained by the Club, but the Copyright will not be interfered with. The name of the Successful Candidate will be announced immediately after the decision. rc JOHN FREEMAN, President. C. W. BROOK, Vice-President. Huddersfield, 28th May, 1850. . THE ILLUMINATED CLOCK, No. 5, KING-STREET, HUDDERSFIELD. R HESLOP begs to inform his Friends and the Public that he has always on hand a Large As- [Ass] s stment [stent] of Ladies' and Gentlemen's GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES 'first-rate workmanship, and at the lowest CASH PRICES; aw a Large Assortment of CLOCKS suitable for Offices, 4, tiaries, [varieties] Drawing Rooms, &c. R. H. takes this opportunity to caution the public against tie very inferior and low-priced Watches that are puffed ot 'in the various Periodicals and other Advertising me- [med] 'di ms, and begs to inform them that he keeps only such A ticies [cities] as he can with confidence recommend. As the repairing of Foreiyn [Foreign] Watches has always been ai to English workmen, he has engaged a first-rate workman from Paris, who has had cotsikierable [considerable] experience in the watch manufactories [manufacturers] of Geneva, that now any foreign watch, however complicated and difficult, can be put in proper repair in the shortest time possible. THE ONLY WORKING-JEWELLER IN THE TOWN KEPT ON mot ogy [oy] THE PREMISES. 2OLE [SOLE] AGEKT [AGENT] FOR BRAHAM'S PATENT SPECTACLES. SILVER PLATE Furnished fr Banquets, Dinner Parties, &e. sEW see] IRONMONGERY ESTABLISHMENT, ' 82, KING-STREET. J WOMERSLEY begs to inform the Public 9, that he keeps constantly on hand a very Choice S-iection [S-action] of GENERAL and -FURNISHING IBONMON- [RIBBON- Ironmongers] GOODS, of a first-rate quality and design; and vwa'ch, [via'ch] on inspection, will be found to contain some of the hospest [hostess] Articles in the Trade - The Stock comprises STOVE GRATES, RANGES, FENDERS, FIRE IRONS, &c., suited for every kind of r m [in] and dwelling;. Improved Cooking Ranges, &c. Best Japanned TEA TRAYS, TEA COFFEE POTS, ( ns, Kettles, Dish Covers, Coal Vases, Hat and Umbreila [Umbrella] St nds, [nd] Superior Cutlery, Door Mats, &c. &c. 'she Latest Improved Shower, Hip, Spunging, [Spinning] and other B THS, at very reduced prices-with every other descrip- [Scrip- description] tir [tor] of Birmingham and Sheffield Goods in the Trade. Also, the Improved Patent WEIGHING MACHINES, ef a very superior quality, adapted for any situation, or any description of goods. '. bell-Hanging, and all kinds of 8mith's [Smith's] Work, executed wh the greatest care and punctuality. HUDDERSFIELD IMPROVEMENT. NOSE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the ANNUAL MEETING of the HUDDERSFIELD IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS will be. held at the SUILDHALL, [GUILDHALL] in HUDDERSFIELD aforesaid, on WEDNESDAY, the Nineteenth day of June next, at Sevén [Seven] o'clock in the Evenimg, [Evening] for the purpose of finally examining, and settling, znd [and] allowing, and certifying the Accounts of the said Sommissioners Commissioners] (which have been balanced up to the Six- [Sixteenth] tesnth [tenth] day of May instant); and for APPOINTING TWO AUDITORS, to Audit the same and also for transacting such other Business as shall then appear necessary to be transacted. And Notice is hereby further given, that the said Accounts will be Printed, and lie at- [Arthur] the 4ices ices] of the..Commissioners, No. 1, SOUTH-PARADE, in siucdersfield [Huddersfield] aforesaid, .ready for the inspection of the Cr ditors [auditors] and Ratepayers, and other parties interested, on ond [and] after TuxsDAY, [Tuesday] the Fourth day of June next and that all such Creditors and Ratepayers, and other persons int. rested, may be present at such Meeting, and may have Ha ted Copies of such Accounts, upon application at the sic Cffices, [Offices] on and after TcEspay, [Despatch] the said Fourth day of June next; and that the appointment of;such Anditors [Auditors] i; Ly law vested in the Ratepayers who shal [shall be present at the eaid [said] Annual Meeting. . By Order, T, W. CLOUGH, Clerk te the Commissioners. TO THE FULL SIZE Euddersficld [Huddersfield] Bist [Best] May, 1850, THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1850. ac ares Ms JOSEPH POOLE, of the Cross Pirss' [Pairs] 'Inn, MaNCHESTER-ROAD, [Manchester-ROAD] begs to announce to the public of Huddersfield and neighbourhood, that he has now a CRICKET FIELD OPEN, for Matches to be played, upon reasonable terms.-Apply as above. 2,000 ALREADY SUBSCRIBED, EW MONTHLY MONEY CLUB, Black Lion Inn, UPPERHEAD-ROW, HUDDERSFIELD. 7 'Te FOURTH MEETING for the Payment of Contributions will be held at the 'house of Mr. Joseph Wright, Buack [Back] Lion Inn, UPppPERHEAD-ROW, [Upperhead-ROW] HUDDERSFIELD, on MonDaY [Monday] NEXT, June 3rd, at half-past Seven o'clock in the Evening, when parties wishful to become members are requested to be present. ENTRANCE FoR [For] A 50 SHARE Qs, 6d. MONTHLY 15s. Od. . And in proportion for greater or smaller Sums. The Rules are framed on the most approved modern principles, so as to secure the interests of each and all of the members. The many lamentable defalcations, which have been re- [recently] cently [cent] brought to light, in the Savings' Banks of the coun- [con- country] try, must render this mode of investment, not only the most secure, but decidedly the most remunerative for the Working Classes. A FEW SHARES WILL BE SOLD. TO OUR READERS. THovueH [Thought] the Chronicle has only this day completed its ninth 'publication we feel bound to offer our thanks to those numerous friends who have 'in the outset honoured us with their patronage either as Advertisers or as Subscribers. The success which has attended our exertions hitherto, and the many testimonials daily com- [coming] ing to hand favourable to our undertaking,- [undertaking] together with the growing importance of the district of which Huddersfield is the centre, and which we aspire to represent fully and efficiently,-has induced us to decide upon THE ENLARGEMENT . OF THE CHRONICLE. We have now the pleasure of announcing to our numerous Readers that on and after SaturDAy, [Saturday] the 6th of Juty [July] next, the Chronicle will be AL- [ALLOWED] LOWED BY LAW, and thus be equal in point of size to the Man- [Manchester] chester Guardian, Leeds Mercury, London Times, or any of the leading Daily or Weekly News- [Newspapers] papers. The price of the Chronicle, as hitherto, will be Sourpence [Spence] halfpenny. THE CHRONICLE, JUNE 1, 1850. Se EDUCATION OUGHT TO BE NATIONAL; AND TO BE NATIONAL OUGHT TO BE SECULAR. Such was the heading of the placard announce- [announcement] ment [men] by which the large and influential meeting of Wednesday, in the Philosophical Hall, on the ques- [question] tion [ion] of Education, was convened together the im- [in- important] portant [important] and highly interesting proceedings of which we have reported in another portion of this day's sheet and it was with no small degree of satisfac- [satisfaction- satisfaction] tion [ion] that we witnessed the manner in which a fair proportion of the inhabitants of Huddersfield gave a hearty response to the sentiments so tersely expressed. The meeting of Wednesday was a fair representation of the mind of Huddersfield of the thinking portion of its inhabitants of the numer- [number- numerous] ous [us] friends of progress the district possesses and it was clear to the most superficial observer that thé [the] opinion that enlightened education is a national and social duty, which can only be neglected at the cost of national disadvantage and social evil, has sunk deep into the public mind, and is producing its natural and beneficial effect on the public con- [conduct] duct. Another result of the continued discussion of this important question was no less apparent ; the notion that a secular system of education is necessarily an irreligious, a godless one, has given way to the conviction that itis [its] the only way out of the otherwise insurmountable difficulty presented by the disagreement of religious sects, and also the only mode by which the large seething mass of ignorance and crime in the lower depths of society can be reached, taught, elevated, and rendered truly religious. That the mind of the inhabitants of this district is with those who seek to make education a national and social object, by the use of the only means which can render it nationally and socially effective, the meeting of Wednesday afforded indubitable x It will not be expected that we should here travel again over the ground gone over by Dr. Watts, in his most able lecture to the meeting in question. A tolerably full note of that lecture is given in our report of the evening's proceedings ; and it will amply repay perusal. Dr. Warts is a close reasoner-one who dives down to the prin- [pain- principle] ciple [Copley] of a question in debate; one whe [the] never loses sight of his pein [pen] nor lets his opponent lose sight of it either. He is not a mere surface swim- [swimmer] mer; [Mr] not a mere dealer in eloquent well-sound- [sounding] ing words without meaning or sense. Of the truth of this representation of his powers the lecture of Wedhiesday [Wednesday] affords full proof. It literally sparkles with thought; each sentence containing within itself matter for a text for an interesting discourse. There was only one thing to regret connected with the proceedings the fact that none of the able ad- [advocates] vocates [votes] of unassisted voluntaryism voluntary present un- [undertook] dertook [partook] to defend their positions in contra-distinc- [contra-distinct- distinction] tion [ion] to the views so ably put forth by Dr. Warts, Had they ventured to do this, we doubt not but a most patient and attentive hearing would have been afforded them and the reply of Dr. Watts would have been worthy ofthe [of the] serious attention of his op- [opponents] ponents, [opponents] or we have greatly miscalculated the pow- [powers] ers [es] of the advocate. But though the pleaders for the sufficiency of voluntaryism [voluntary] were silent on this important occasion the interest of the proceedings was added to in a remarkable manner by the memorable and manly declaration of JoszrH [Josh] Bat ey, Esq., in favour of a national system of secular education, and generally in faveur [favour] of the Lancashire plan of public schools. The speech of Mr. Batey [Bates] will long be remembered by those who heard it. Eloquent in language, as Mr. speches [speeches] always are, this was delivered with more aninnation [animation] and point, than some of his we have heard of... It was evident that the -subject was one. on which the speaker felt; one that he had deeply considered and it was also apparent that the speaker was delivering his own conscience of a duty, with a full and lively view of the consequences of his con- [conscientious] Sciéntious [Conscientious] course on his valued friendships and his connexiongl [connexion] relations. The importance of the step taken by My, Bat ey, in thus rising out of the trammels of sect ix disregarding the shibboleth of party, will be appreciated throughout the entire district, where the' leader of the dissenting interest is so well known, and where his 'efforts in aid of enlightened freedom and true practical -- ' religious liberty, have 'always been readily and efficiently supported.' Fora man-in Mr. BATuey's [Batley's] position in the disseriting [dissenting] and congregational world, j to avow himself in favour of an unsectarian and- [and catholic] catholic system of education, is an event of no small moment one that will be hailed as one of the cheering signs of the times by the friends of educational progress. 'On the present occasion we can but express our ardent hepe, [hope] that the opinion of Wednesday's meeting, in favour of foruting [fortifying] in Huddersfield a branch 'of the 'unsectarian public school association will be forthwith acted upon It would be matter of deep regret not-to let the seed sown on the occasion referred to fructify and bring forth fruit. The mind of Huddersfield on this all-important educational question. is right it but requires the needful organisation to give to it full expression and practical application. We' trust, therefore, that made the arrangements for Wed- [Wednesday] nesday's [Wednesday's] meeting will follow up the work they have so well begun. [C] THE NECESSITY FOR BACK STREETS AND BACK YARDS, EVEN FOR WAREHOUSES. A most deplorable instance has been afforded by the ex- [experience] perience [Prince] of Huddersfield during the present wesk, [West] of the evils arising from that defective mode of laying out the streets of a town which leaves the dwellings and warehouses with- [without] out back streets, or back yards, or private approaches which necessitates the erection of teagles, [eagles] cranes, or hoists, in the public thoroughfares, and the consequent raising and lowering of heavy-goods and wares even in the busiest of our streets, where the nunierous [numerous] passers-by are continually exposed to the most imminent danger. We allude, of course, to the melancholy accident of Tuesday, by which an estimable townsman lost his life through the arrangement as to the streets and warehouse-entrances so justly and so strongly condemned. We do not intend to enter here upon the question as to whether the heavy skep, [Sep] which was the moving cause of Mr. HatsTEAp's [Hampstead's] death, was pushed out of the warehouse door before the chain, by which it was to have been lowered, had been tightened up or not; nor, as to the fact cf the insecurity of the chain itself, and its unfitness for the purpose to which it was put. It will be scen [scene] from the report of the inquest in another portion of this day's Chronicle, that a number of the jury had very strong opinions on these two points, which they freely gave expression to and that nearly half of the jurymen were disposed to return a verdict of manslaughter on these grounds of carelessness and gross inattention to the public safety. But we shall not here dwell upon these minor points-conceiving that the expression of opinion and strong reprimand of the inquest, will suffice for the present, as far as those two points are concerned. But, with regard to the other point, on which the inquest also expressed an unanimous opinion, we have a few re- [remarks] marks to make in support of the views so well put forth by the jury. It will at once be seen that we refer to that reprehensible mode of laying out the streets of Huddersfield, which ecessitates [estates] the constant exposure to danger of the passers-by, and which, in the instance that prompts these remarks, has been attended with such lamentable results. We hold that the death of Mr. HaLsTEaD [Halstead] is more atiributable [attributable] to the ar- [arrangement] rangement [management] we are condemning than to the conduct of the parties 'connected with the warehouse, in permit- [permitting] ting so worthless a chain to be used,-carelassly [used,-careless] it may be,-in lowering the heavy skep [Sep] to the ground for it is clear that had the hoist been situate in a quiet, unfre- [infer- unfrequented] quented, [quested] back street, or in a private back yard, no matter how far worn.the chain might have been, nor how careless nor reckless the users of it, the life of the mere passer-by, in the 'public streets, would not have been sacri- [sari- sacrificed] ficed. [fixed] As it is, 'wo rirust [trust] say that Mr. Hatsreap [Hats reap] has fallen a victim to that mal-arrangement [al-arrangement] of street-design which daily exposes scores to imminent danger of death from a similar cause.' Regarding this great defect in our street arrangements, the Jury assembled to inquire into the cause of death in Mr. HALSTEaD's [Halstead's] case, unanimously came to the following special finding - The jury cannot separate without recording their opi- [pi- opinion] nion [noon] as to. the impropriety of. that mode of laying out new streets, which necessitates the use of teagles [eagles] or hoists in the public thoroughfares and the jury trust that the trustees and managers of Sir J. W. Ramsden's estates will, in future, provide back streets and back. yards, with a view of preventing such lamentable results a&'they have this day met to inquire into. In that opinion and hope we most cordially join and we are the more urgent on the point, because we regret to see that the parties here specially named have evinced no disposition to discontinue the practice so unequivocally condemned at least we infer as much from their recent laying out of and from the plan of street-design they have published fox the vacant space behind the present George Hotel. Let any one who may think that this censure is undeserved, teH [the] us of a single in- [instance] stance where a different arrangement has been made. Is it in the new warehouses in Upperhead Row, which we understand have been erccted [erected] within a few years; and where (as we hear) an accident ot a similar nature not long ago occurred fortunately not resulting in death, but from which there was an almost miraculeusescape. At the tallow warehouse situate at the north end of Upperhead Row, aheary [hearty] cask of tallow was being hoisted over the public footpath, when some part of the apparatus gave way and the cask fell to the ground, a party on the footpath most narrowly escaping being struck down by the falling body. Another instant of time, and death would in tha [that] case have resulted. Are we to look for this better arrangement in the new streets called Fox-street, Dundas-strect, [Dundas-street] and Sergeant son-street-all erected within the last three years Here is the old plan re-produced no back streets-no back yards warehouses built back-to-back large doors to every story inthe [another] front, and teagles [eagles] for the hoisting and lowering of the heavy wares of merchandise of every des- [description] cription, [eruption] over the public footpaths, and, as a matter of course, over the fuot [foot] passengers in the streets. And in the plan for laying out the ground in front of the railway sta- [st- station] tion [ion] tho mal-arrangement [al-arrangement] here described has been most perseveringly re-produced. We know that in answer to the strictures on this plan that have appeared in the field Chronicle, it has been urged, that as the main of the buildings to be erected in the new sireets [streets] are likely to be warehouses and shops, back streets are not required. Now, if we needed a stronger reason than another why back streets are required at all, it would be the fact here put forth to justify the non-providing of them -and of the force and strength of that reason the death of Mr, Hat- [Hat stead] STEAD affords a most deplorable proof. - We trust therefore with the jury in Mr. HarsTeap'sease, [Haste'ease] that the trustees and managers of Sir J. W. Ramsden's estates will let that reason sink deep into their minds, and that in all future erections of warehouses they will make it condition, that no heist or teaglo [teal] shall be erected over the public streets. This can only be done by acting on the suggestion of the jury-pro- [providing] viding [Riding] back streets and. privato [private] back yards. Once let them lay that down.as a principle of street design, and the way out of the présent [present] system is casy [case] and clear. We are aware that this principle alone will make a revision of the trustees' plan for the cceupation [occupation] of the space behind the George Haetel [Hotel] necessary, and also a re-arrangement of reasons Wefore [Before] 'assigned, we hold the trustees' plan to be singularly objéctionable; [objectionable] and the general features of the plan prepared énder [under] the auspices of the Improvement Com- [Commissioners] missioners to be far preferablo [preferable and if the melancholy end of Mr. HaisTEap [Hampstead] do not lead to a révision [revision] of the fitst [first] plan, and the adoption of the recomméndation [recommendation] of the jury as- [assembled] sembled [assembled] over hig [hi] remains, why, the deplofablé [deplorable] event will lose the only use it could possibly have-that of wdrning [warning] as to thd [the] impropriety of a pfactice [practice] that hourly exposes other lives to imminent danger from a like cause. Let us hope however that the WARNING will hot be forgotten; and that our New Town will not be disfigured and marred by such a reprehensible mal-arrangement, [al-arrangement] as has hurfied [hurried] a worthy citizen to an untimely grave, and left a widow and a large family to bewail tho loss of their stay; their guide, and their head a el PUBLIC GAS WORKS AT KEIGHLEY. BENEFITS DERIVED THEREFROM. [C] In the list nuniber [number] of the Huddersfield Ch ronicle [Chronicle] we promised to give, this weck, [week] certain particulars connected with the providing and conducting of gas works at Keigh- [Neigh- Keighley] ley, [le] in Yorkshire, public body ef autherity, [authority] cenceiving [conceiving] that all the facts of this nature which we can procure and make public are calculated to have a most important public use at the present time, bearing so intimately as they do on the question of the futuro [future] gas-supply in Huddersfield. Keighley is but a small town, numbering on the census of 1841 only 9,255 inhabitants. Huddersfield was then more than double the size of Keighley. In 1824 Keighley obtained from Parliament an Improve- [Improvement] ment [men] Act, authorising a body of Improvement Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners [sinners] to light, watch, and otherwise improve the town ; and 'for the purpose of lighting the streets they were also authorised to erect gas-works. To defray the expense of this commission, the Com- [Commissioners] missioners were empowered and authorised to levy and as- [assess] sess [less] an Improvement Rate. From 1824 to 1843 such Improvement Rate was regularly levied. A reduction in the prize of gas about that period, however, brought in to the Commissioners such an increased revenue, as has enabled them ever since to dispense with the levying or collecting of an Improvement Rate at all; and since June, 1843, the ratepayers of Keighley have not been called upon to pay one-penny as Improvement Rate. Their gas-works in 1 24 cost about 9,000 9,W which was borrowed at the common rate of interest. The balance of the capital stock account up to last July was 10,564 4s. 4d. For the seven years prior to 1844 the sum of 100 a-year had been allowed for depreciation ; and from 1844 to 1849 200 a-year. There has thus been allowed in the aggregate 1,700 for depreciation. The amount of debt owing by the Commissioners on the works in July last, was 5,180. ; The Commissioners are now erecting an additional gas- [gasometer] ometer, [meter] calculated to hold 40,000 cubic feet. They are also extending the works in other departments-the esti- [est- estimated] mated cost of such additions and extensions being 1,100. It is calculated that in tex [te] years from the present time the whole of the debt on the works will be discharged and that then the entire of the income-less cost of depreciation, production, and distribution-will be available for public purposes. At the present time the town is lighted and watched, and half of the salaries of the Fire Brigade paid out of the net profits arising from gas consumption. Since 1843 these things have not cost the ratepayers of Keighley a single shilling. The interest on the existing debt is also paid out of this source, and also the sums before named for depre- [deere- depreciation] ciation, [cation] and a good sum yearly for re-payment of the prir- [prior- principal] cipal [principal] monies. Tn the small town of Keighley these things have bee done; and these benefits have resulted from the gas-works being in the possession of the public for the use of the public. The powers of the Commissioners in Keighley are nothing nearly so good nor so efficientas [efficient as] the powers of the Hudders- [Udders- Huddersfield] field Improvement Act, which enable the Huddersfield Im- [In- Improvement] provement [improvement] Cemmissioners [Commissioners] to erect or provide gas-works supply the inhabitants with gas. When the Huddersfield Improvement Commissioners do their duty to the public in this matter of gas supply, similar beneficial results,-but greater in proportion to the more extended field for operations,-will be enjoyed by the rate- [ratepayers] payers of Huddersfield, as are enjoyed by those of Keighley. To procure such a complexion of the Huddersfield Com- [Commission] mission as will secure this great desideratum must be the business of the ratepayers at the election in September next, ' LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. NEW PoOR-RATE [Poor-RATE] FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF LocKWoop. [Lockwood] -The assistant overseer for the township of Lockwood applied to Joseph Starkey and J. Brook, Esqrs., [Esquires] on Satur- [Star- Saturday] day, at the Huddersfield Guildhall, for a new poor-rate of tenpence [ten pence] in the pound, which was ted. e arrears of the former rate were stated to be only 9 14s. 11d. The Rev. Andrew Hollingworth Frost, M.A., St. John's College, has been presented tothe [tithe] Incumbency of St. James's Church, Meltham Mills, now vacant by the removal of the Rey. D. Meredith, to Elland. Patrons William Leigh Brook, Beg, ethan Hall, and Charles Brook, jun., Esq., Meltham Mills. - A petition was presented to the House of Lords, on Tues- [Tuesday] day evening, from the Clergy of the Deanery of Hudders- [Udders- Huddersfield] field, in favour of Mr. Stuart Wortley's Marriage Biil, [Bill] Pig anD [and] PovuLtRy [Poultry] AssoctaTion.-In [Association.-In] our remarks last Week, in reference to this useful association, we omitted to mention that tho names of George Armitage, Esq., and a Riley, Esq., haye [hay] been added to the list of vice-presi- [vice-press- presents] ents. [ants] as COLLECTIONS aT HIGHFIELD CHAPEL. -On Sunday last, the anniversary sermons in connection with Highfield schools were preached by the Rev. J. Glendenning and collections le to the amount of 35 6s. 9d. In conse- [cone- consequence] uence [fence] of the ill-health of the Rev. J. Glendenning, the eacons [deacons] and church under his pastoral care have unani- [Union- unanimously] mously [Mosley] advised him' to take rest for three months in the hope that by so doing his health will be fully restored and established, We understand that after spending a tort- [fortnight] night at Harrogate, it is the intention of the reverend gentleman to piss himself under the Hydropathic [Homeopathic] estab- [stables- establishment] ishment [nourishment] at Ben-Rhydding. [Ben-Riding] We sincerely hope that the reverend gentlemen may speedily regain his usual state of health. The following ministers are engaged for the pulpit daring Mr. G's. absence -the Rev. John Cockin, of Hali- [Hail- Halifax] fax; Rev. Mr. Wilson, College, Bradford Rev. Mr. Moffitt, Sowerby-Bridge Rev. Mr. Williams, College, Bradford ; Rev. J. Cummins, Kirkheaton; Rev..Mr. Greener, Col- [College] lege, [Lee] Bradford; Rev. Henry Bean, Heekmondwike; [groundwork] Rev. Mr. Tattersall, Keighley; Rev, Mr. Bell, Brighouse; Rev. D. Fraser, Tutor of the College, Bradford; Rev. Mr. Paddington, College, Bradford and Rev. C. H. Bateman, opton. [option] . . PRIZE GLEE.-We are grtaified [gratified] to perceive by an adver- [aver- advertisement] tisement [basement] in this day's Chronicle, that the gentlemen of the Huddersfield Glee Club offer a premium. of ten guineas for the best original serious glee for four voices. We make no doubt that the judicious and spirited course adopted by the Gleo [Geo] Club will result in a number of valuable productions by men of authority in musical circles, some. few of whom do credit to this town and the musical district surrounding it. , . A Bunciinc [Benson] CaRPENter's [Carpenter's] Contract.-On Tuesday last, at the Guildhall, Huddersfield, an old man named William Denton, joiner, summoned Mr. Joshua Wimpenny, of Lockwood, for the recovery of 4 15s. 2d. It would ap- [appear] pear from the complainant's statement that the. joiner's work in question was.done by contract, and amounted ip the whole to 8 5s. 2d., of which 3 10s. 0d. had been paid. The defendant owing the complainant money on account of the contract, but contended that the amount claimed was more than the actual sum due to him. State- [Statements] ments [rents] of accounts and counter-statements were put in, but the Bench could not unravel the mysterious book-keeping of cither [either] party, and it was ultimately decided to refer the' the ground; and weare [were] glad that euch [such] is thocase. [those] Fo matter to Mr. Cocking and Mr. Wili [Will] ck & t gz Mr. Wiliam Brock for final hy called him a dirty thief and other unseen ; Mrcuanics' NsTITUTES.-At [Institute.-At] the regent meetin, [meeting] . gates of the Yorkshire Union of Mechanics' followifig [following] téatimohy [Timothy] in favour of Mr. Sikes' plan of ies [is] Banks is recorded in the report of the omantitre.e [entire.e] portant [important] feature has lately been pro to be 2 these Institutions, by Mr. Charles W. Sikes ,, 2 field, in a letter addressed to the Yorkshire Cnt [Cent] the establishnfent [establishment] of Preliminary Savings' Banks a the kindness of Mr. Sikes, a copy of his letter been forwarded'by the Secretary to almost eve;, nay in Yorkshire, and to this the Committee .;, td fuller information. 'The Committee of the Union opinion that wherever such a plan could be Propen [Proper] eut, [et] it must largely tend to increase tre [te] mural 'ne. docial [social] importance of these Institutions. oF TRAINS ON THE LaNeasnine [lessening] ,.. #HiRE [Hie] LINE.-Many complaints have recently Vip [Vi] connected with the passenger trains of tho abey. [Abbey] We have ourselves frequently been iacunven .n. [uneven .n] ) want of punctuality in the arrivals of these rn)... and down the lind, [kind] though the departures h,,, field have been duly madeat [mad eat] the time set den ; tables. A few weeks ago the train which leaves Ee field at 910 p.m., arrived in Mirfield in due 2. there detained 'until 11 p.m., and did nop... [not] Wakofield [Wakefield] station until nearly halt-past elev. 20 minutes past 10 p.m. To show that this) case, we will give another and a more rece [race] kind we have above referred to -The troy.) Wakefield on Monday evening last at 8 5y,,.. tained [gained] at Mirfield fully an hour and a quart. 7 ' of arriving at Hudderstield [Huddersfield] at 10 p.m., did town until 11 20 p.in. Several gentle dersfield [Huddersfield] and neighbourhood, who were pa. last-named train, remonstrated with the Mirfield, who, being pretty much nightly complaints, paid little attention to remonstrances, and politely informed them ), 3. waiting the arrival of the down train fin, yo. Now, we suspect that this Manchester train is 3. out of ten the evil genius which causes th. ourselves and Huddersfield friends travelli,- [travel,- travel] between this town and Leeds or York, hac. [ha] , continual detention at the not very house at Mirfield. We would suzvest [safest] ty . this line that the sooner they look to the of this Mancheste [Manchester train the better, for at presen. [present] ists [its] a strong fecling [feeling] among commercial men, been harrassed [harassed] 'and perplexed by a lone is. 07 distant towns, at the frequent delay of the ... train, up and down, at Mirfield station, from oho. have above alluded to. Ifa [If] train cannot ari, [air] ys able certainty in a given time at a certain place ), sent perfect adaptation of the railway systen [system] well that the railway company should mak, [make] ment [men] to that effect; but if, as we conte [cont i in the arrival of trains is secured on other lin-x. ordinary day trainsa so, [train so] we see no reason wi, , this abuse should not take place also, and of passengers be thus freed from much ay bra appointment arising out of the irregularity wo 5. adverted to. ye LIFE ASSURANCE.-A lecture was delice) [device] Guildhall, Huddersfield, on Thursday evenin- [evening- evening] - the objects of the Equitable Provident George Greig, of Leeds, who attended cs , Mr. John Wild was called to the chair. Mr. some length on the advantages of life . the beneficial results of guarantee societies r )... persons in situations of trust. The charaetu [character] of Equitable Provident Institutions from other nis, [is] is the combmation [combination] of allowances duriny [during] expected that a discussion would have ari [air] . lecture, in proving the instability of the Oddfellows, Foresters, Gardeners, &e., butt in a satisfactory manner, and weuld [would] tend .. to an examination of their tinanees [intestines] than to ch institutions. EXTENSIVE RAILWay [Railway] ROBBERY. Pe'ure [Pe're] ). magistrates-Joseph Starkey and J. Brook. Baur turday, [Saturday] at the Huddersfield Guildhall, Mr J the superintendent constable of the shire railway company, brought up in enste ly- [tense ly- worth] worth, Sykes Richardson, Job Rush iy Parkin, and charged them with stealing froma [from] ch. Ln, and North Western railway company, on the 3th [the] Ya, a clock, feather bed, bolster, tio [to] jars of presom.i [presume.i] -- two pairs of Wellington boots, and a pair of From the depositions read, it appeared thet [the] Mrs. wife of Captain Young, of Sunderland, prepare - from Liverpool to jom [Jim] her husband at Sun'. the 2nd May she packed up her i and delivered them herself at the London west Nor railway station in Liverpoel, [Liverpool] for which she) , ceipt. [receipt] She left Liverpool on the 8th May, Sunderland the same evening. On her ani-a [an-a] that two out of the four packages ha l net One of the missing packages was case') with cours [course] ling, and consisted of six hams, each in a colour) a two pairs of Wellington boots, several pais [paid] of um stockings, a printed dress, and a week's dirty wash. The other was in a case, and consi [cons] Pate on preaaered [prepared] ginger.-Thomas Elliott, a of m nd, also sent by the same company. fifteen packages of goods from Oswestry fourteen only of which were delivered. clerk deposed to a truck coming to Sun May, and on checking the invoice, two of the ar from Liverpool, and one of the fifteen from (swe [we] missing. Information was accordingly given of the and from information received, Brierley went his deputies on the night of the 9th May. near Bridge. About 12 o'clock they were on the am and on hearing a noise they laid down. but for a short time still again, they got up, an distance when they perceived four men in something on their backs. 'They passe zh suddenly wheeled round to their front acun. [acne] es 202 Well, my lads, where are you going, and what 2 'ot Upon this one of the four men rma [ma] rierley [Riley] seized hold of the man next him, and valle [valley his assistants to seize held of the others. which ue Job Rushworth was carrying the feather be The prisoners were then taken to Heaton L ms and the next morning Brierley and assistants house of Job Rushworth's mother, and in the the flags appearing as if it had lately been taken up, and underneath an excavation was which was taken the clock wrapped in a mi stockings and shirt which the prisoner Jub [Jun] wore, as also two jars of preserved ginger. 22 boots, were all identified by Mrs. Youn [You 2s she packed in Liverpool. The clock, oolster, [bolster] were idontifie [identified] by as the sar missing. After the signing of the depos'tivns [depot'tins] wi 2 questions being asked of the prisoners. Mr 2 their worships for a remand until Tresday. [Tuesday] os there might yet be some fresh evidence. or 02 might be found implicated in the affair. This immediately granted; but the prisoners were & committed to Wakefield for the next sessions. Mr applied to the bench to discharge Purti [Put] 2 evidence against him. The prisoners were up on Tuesday, but as there was no fresh evider [ever] they were ordered to be removed, agreeably 2 cision [vision] come to on Saturday, A CHARGE OF DRUNKENNESS NoT [Not] Provex. [Prove] hall, on Tuesday, before J. Armitage, Es ... attired man trom [from] Lockwood, named Tims) charged by Mr. Heaton, county ing been drunk and abusive towards him vp ihe [the] Vednesday. [Wednesday] The officer's statement was Wednesday morning the defendant came up Lockwood bar, without hat, and under we liquor, and wanted to talk to the officer about - he had recently before the magistrates at Hut the officer declined to do, upon which Heatus [Heats] the defendant abused him m [in] a most sh Byes he had never spoken to the man beture [better] support this accusation, the wife of Thom the Lockwood bar, was called into the w whose testimony went to prove that Bradley and as to the abusive language, she denied heard any made use of on either side.- [side] 'r. He was only right served, as the husband of t's, him that he would be able to make nothin [nothing] he summoned her. For the defence, a well-knu 9 [well-kn 9] who has been the founder of many sees. Bradley, was called, who went through the affair at too great a length, but with sing precision, from which it would appear that defendant, fancied he knew the law better thay [that a point the latter did not think it right te 5 words ensued, though this witness denied that 'ant was the worse for liquor. This being Us . produced the bench dismissed the case. proof of drunkenness proven. GaMBLING [Gambling] AT MELTHAM.-At the four men named John Thornsworth, [Thorns worth] ' James Chorlton, and. Brook Haigh, were . Meltham Constable with having been and toss on the high road om dants [dance] admitted the charge, and were of experses. [expenses] -