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6 THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1850. - - IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF LORDS. B Lown [Low] a ey a Mopday [Monday] next th The Bishop of Lowpon [Lowson] ned ti jay next the scoond [second] reading of the Eovleriastical [Ecclesiastical] A 2 Bills. Bust'gss0F [Bust'gas] THE Courtor [Court] BroucHaM [Brougham] fee relies of ie of cause and sppesie [specie] Court of Chance in the appellate j The nt lord denied the report that the house. there were any considerable arrears in betore [before] the house, and stated that though so much could not be said for the the arrears in that begs were less numerous than in 1830, when he assum [assume] e ry of the Great Seal. He regretted extremely that Lord Cottenham would not be able to return for some time to his labours, and hoped, if the rumour that the Great Seal waa [was] to be put in commission should prove true, that the opportunity would be seized to make such an arrangement as to the duties of the Chancellorship as would be eminently conducive to the effective administration of justice. The returns in question were ordered to be laid on the table. AGRICULTURAL DistTRE3s.-The [Distress.-The] Marquis of SALISBURY made a speech in favour of agricultural protection, and asked Lord Grey how long the experiment of free trade was to be continued..... Grey denied that the act of 1846 contained any clause limiting its operation, or that any intention existed as to ite [it] repeal......The Earl of MALMEsBURY [Salisbury] thought it clear that Lord Grey was better fitted fora Ministry among the Medes and Persians than in acountry [country] like England. So long as such unpleasant returns a3 those lately presented with regard to pauperism came before the house, so long must the noble lord be content to have this question of protection discussed. The free-trade government had promised the people reciprocity and prosperity, but neither of those promises had been falfi [fall] Earl Grey said that the government must cecline [decline] to enter upon incidental discussions as to the ex- [expediency] pediency [expediency] of protection. Whenever the noble lords opposite could make up their minds te some definite system to be substituted for free trade the government would be happy to meet them but hitherto one proposed one thing and one another, as was natural to men who argued from im- [in- imperfect] perfect data. For his own part, even with the short experience they as to the effect of free trade, he thought it impossible to assert that it had operated disad- [dist- disadvantageously] vantageously [advantageous] on agriculture, and he believed that if the efforts now being made for its improvement were per- [persevered] severed in, they would be crowned with merited success, Lord StaNLEY [Stanley] was not surprised, after what had fallen from Lord Grey as to the prosperity of the country, to hear him declare that the government were confident of refuting any arguments that noble lords on that side of the house might agree in bringing to bear on free. trade. He was sorry that he could not gratify the noble lord by stating the exact measure which would be proposed, but he was convinced that a change was coming over the mind of the nation, which was opening its eyes to the progress of the erous [rouse] experiment now being tried, and becoming ually [ally] convinced that a return to. protection was ab- [absolutely] solutely [solely] necessary. He would take fixe [fire] or six articles of consumption in which a great diminution had taken place, and though he did not mean to say that they were con- [conclusive] clusive [exclusive] against free trade, yet when coupled with increased uperism [pauperism] and the fall of wages, he did not think Lord rey [re] had any reason to, exult in the success which had attended free trade, He (Lord Stanley) did not propose any measure, but he wou d [you d] repeat what he had said in another place, that the prosperity of the country could only be restored by an equitable adjustment of taxation, and a return to a moderate system of import duties...... The discussion then dropped, and their Lordships adjourned. Tuesday, May. 28. The Bishop of London explained the cireumstances [circumstances] which had indueed [indeed] him to postpone the second reading of the Ecclesiastical Courts Appeal Bill. A discussion arose as to the order in which the bills now before the house should be taken, and it was ultimately agreed that the second reading of the Australian Colonies Government Bill should be fixed for Friday next. Some other business was then disposed of, and their lord- [lordships] ships adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Friday, May, 24.. THE ASSESSED AND WinDOW [Window] TaXES.-On [Taxes.-On] going into committee of supply, Mr. BLACKSTONE moved for leave to bring in a bill to repeal the additional duty of 10 per cent. imposed in 1840 on the assessed and window taxes. In that year, he observed, the expenditure exceeded the revenue by 2,732,000, and the government, in order to repair this deficiency, obtained from parliament an additional 10 per cent, upon the assessed taxes, and 5 per cent. upon the Customs and Exeise. [Exercise] He did not propose to meddle with the latter but, as the house had readily imposed the. for- [former] mer [Mr] at a time of financial deficiency, the country was enti- [anti- entitled] tled [led] to be relieved therefrom now that there was a surplus revenue....... The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER consi- [cons- considered] dered [deed] the assessed taxes the least objectionable of any, being levied. upon and realizing as it did 300,0000f W,f] revenue, and intimated that he shouid [should] o; the motion, as the national exchequer could not the money. BAaNKES [Bankers] a reduction, so far as the window tax was concerned, but to this government objected, and, on a divi- [div- division] sion, the motion was negatived by 130 to 65. Our Forrign [Foreign] ReLations.-Mr. [Relations.-Mr] COCHRANE called the sitention [attention] of the house to ane [an] oe of our foreign relations, and iaveig [ave agains [against the policy pursued by the Forei [Fire] Secretary, which, from the eke had heard abroad, and the communications he had received since ke had re- [court] Court of Chancery, yet turned home, he was convinced had ruined Greece, whilst it had alienated other nations from this country....... Lord PALMERSTON sarcastically remarked that the speech of Mr. Cochrane tempted him to alter the opinion he had cnter- [enter- entertained] tained, [gained] that it was desirable for English gentlemen to travel into other countries, since they became thereby better ac- [acquainted] quainted [acquainted] with foreign a'fairs fer Mr Cochrane seemed to be as slenderly informed in this respect as before he went abroad. The object of Lord Minto's mission .was not, as had been stated by Mr. Cochrane, to stimulate revolution, but that bis lordship should advise such of the Italian go- [governments] vernments [Government] as desired our advice as to those temperate re- [reforms] forms which, it was believed, would save them from revolu- [revolt- revolutions] tions [tins] and in his opinion, if the advice which Lord Minto was instructed to offer, when asked for, had been generally many disastrous events would not have taken place. As anexample [an example] of the salutery [salutary] effects ef this advice, the noble lord mentioned that of Serdinia....... [Sardinia] Lord C. Ha- [Hamilton] MILTON having referred to the aggressive acts of the King of Sardinia, Lord PaLMERston [Palmerston] said, so far from the aggression of Sardinia upon the Lombard territory uf [of] Aus- [As- Austria] tria [trial] having been advised by her Majesty's government, the official papers proved that they had remonstrated repeat- [repeatedly] edly [ely] against that proceeding. The house then went into committee upon the civil ser- [se- service] vica [vicar] i and various votes were agrecd [agreed] to, the consideration of which occupied the greatest part of the night, a large portion cf the discussion being devoted to the subject of the new houses of parliament, all the inci- [ince- incidents] dents of which underwent a rigid scrutiny. The report of the ecmmittee [committee] of supply on the navy esti- [est- estimates] mates was brought up and agreed to. The Exchequer Bills 8,558, 760) [W] Bil [Bill] went through committee. The West India Appeals Bill, the alterations in Plead- [Pleadings] ings [ing] Bill, and the Hogistrations [Registration] wf Deeds (Ircland) [Ireland] Bill were severally read a third time and passed. the prospect of a Registration Bill for England, prospect ofa [of] for England. e Ceavict [Fact] Prisons Bill went through committee. The other business having been disposed of, the house adjourned at half-past twelve o'clock until Monday. Monday, Uay [Say] 27, The house was occupied with private business until six o'clock, when it went into of supply upon the the civil service estimates, and various votes were agreed to, after much discussion, 'The chairman wes [West] ordered to report progress and ask leave to sit again. ' The Court of Chan (Irelend) [Ireland] Bill, with the addition of a clause, was read a third time and passed. The Conyict [Convict] Prisons Bill was recommitted. The Metropolitan Interments Pill was committed pro forma, [forms] J The Petty Sessions (Ireland) Biil [Bill] wes [West] read a second time. The Municipal Corperations [Corporations] (Ireland) Bill, the Vestries and Vestry Clerks Bill, the Acts of Parliament Abbrevia- [abbreviate- Abbreviation] tion [ion] Bill were severally committed, The Court of Prerogative (Ireland) Bill was read a second time, The other business having been disposed of, the house adjourned gt a quarter past one o'clock, Tuesday, May 28, THe [The] Lord CHANCELLOR's HEALTH.-In answer to a estion [question] from Mr, Patten and Mr, Bouverie, [Louvre] Lord J. Pease, said, it was with very great regret he announced that the Lord Chancellor's state of health prevented him from retaining an office which he had disch [ditch] ged [ge] with so much ability, As soon as he should have given judgment in various cases he would be compelled to resign the great seal, In filling up the office, the person appointed would take it subject to any regulations or alterations to be made by on the report of the Committee of Salaries, and the offices in the appointment of the Lord Chancellor which would become vacant upon his resignation, would be likewise. t, as to toons and emo ent, [end] to the determination o pate ent. [end] ith [it] regard to the se tion [ion] of the judical [judicial] and political functions of the Lord Chan. cellor, [Mellor] this subject had the attention of Her Majesty's Government, and was one of very considerable ifficulty. [difficulty] No doubt the object was a very desirable one, and he trusted he should be able to propose a measure to parliament on the subject but considering the nature of this high office, connected with the political administration far of the country, and with the performance of judicial duties not only in the Court of Chancery, but in the House of Lords, he was loath to introduce such a measure without the most mature consideration. THE Howursor [Hours] Srrrinc.-On [Stirring.-On] the motion of Sir G. GREY, it was resolved that the house should commence its sitting on Thursday at 12 o'clock, and that from that hour until 4 o'clock it should (for the first time) sit in the new house. EMIGRATION OF ORPHAN GIRLS.-Mr. MILES moved a resolution, that it is expedient that the Government, in concert with boards of guardians in England and Wales, should take immediate steps to forward the emigration of orphan girls, inmates of workhouses, to Australia as ap- [apprentices] rentices. [Notices. Confining his argument to New South Wales, e Pointed out the inconveniences which settlers with wives and families experienced there from the want of female domestic servants, who were sometimes not to be hired at any wages. He then adverted to the condition of orphan girls in workhouses, who under 16-mingled with aged in- [inmates] mates, and were thereby liable to contamination and at 16 might, at 24 hours' notice, quit the workhouse. The consequence of being cast thus suddenly upon the would, without advice or control, was often demoralization of the saddest kind. The industrial and moral training which children now received in workhouses adapted them to fill up the vacuity in the colony, which, concurring in the object, would absorb a larger number than the female or- [iron] in our workhouses, and these emi [mi] ts might be followed by girls deserted by both parents and the children of distress widowers and widows. The expense he proposed to provide for. by requiring the parishes to pay for the outfit of the children, the cost of placing them on board ship, and 5. towards, the charges of the voyage; the rest to be defrayed by the Colonjal [Colonial] Fund. vee) [see] STAFFORD, in no feeling of hostility te the motion, moved as an amendment, to substitute the United Kingdom for England and Wales, Ireland, where assistance was most needed, had, unassisted, made vast efforts to promote emigration, and it should not be excluded from any scheme o vernment [Government] encouragement. Mr. Stafford entered largely into the general subject of emigration, which he considered to be, above all social questions, the fireside and houschold [household] question throughout Grest, [Great] Britain and Ireland.......My. HAWES admitted the great importance of this subject, especially to the Austra- [Austria- Australian] lian [loan] colonies; but observed that there were limits to all these genera views of benevolence-namely, considerations as to the capacity of the colonies to receive a peculiar class of emi [mi] ts, the interests and welfare of the emigrants themselves, and the interests of the empire at large. The disproportion of the sexes, the crying evil of the colonies some years ago, was now almost repaired; great numbers of female emigrants had been sent, and amongst them Irish orphans; and, without discouraging further emigra- [emigrant- emigration] tion, [ion] to send a large additional number of young females to F the colonies, without the certain prospect of their finding employment, might add to the social evils of the colonies. The fund available in the hands of the emigration commis- [comms- commissioners] sioners, [sinners] who were trustees under an act of parliament, was very small. Though he concurred, therefore, in the genc- [gen- general] 'ral [al] object of Mr. Miles, yet, after the statement he had made, he thought it would be to agree to the motion, and he accordingly moved the previous question. Mr. MONSELL [MOSELLE] urged the expediency of promoting the emigration of girls from Irish workhouses, in some of which large numbers of women, between the ages of 15 and 40, had been inmates for more than a year,......The house was at this moment counted, and as there were only 35 mem- [men- members] bers [bees] present an adjournment took place at a quarter past eight o'clock until Thursday. - - -- - DEATH OF Miss PortTER.-The [Porter.-The] death of this celebrated authoress, whose iti [it] Thaddeus of Warsaw, Scotch Chiefs, Pastor's Fireside, &c., must be well known to our readers, took place at the re- [residence] sidence since] of her brother, Dr. W, O, Porter, of Bristol, on Thursday night. Miss Porter's disease was a second attack of pulmonary apoplexy. She was in her 74th year, and maintained the vigour of her intellect and her habitual cheerfulness of disposition till the close of her life. THE LEVESON-STREET [LESSON-STREET] MURDERS, LIVERPOOL.-The cir- [circumstances] cumstances [cum stances] attending the Leveson-street [Lesson-street] murders have been 5 pointy brought to mind. The ship Duncan, of which 'aptain [captain] Henrichson [Harrison] was master, left here on a voyage to Caleutta, [Calcutta] under the command of Parry, formerly chief mate. On the outward voyage, the son of Mary Parr (the servant of Mrs. Henrichson, [Harrison] and who shared her melancholy fate), who Was an apprentice in the vessel, fell overboard and was Another serious casualty occurred-Capt. Parry, who beey [bee] married only five days before leaving Liver- [Liversedge] Le pool, fell from the poop rail, and was killed.- [killed] Liverpool Journal. SUDDEN DEaTH [Death] OF Mrs. LABOUCHERE.-We [LABOURER.-We] regret to announce the sudden death of this lady, the wife of the Right Hon. Henry Labouchere, [Labourer] the president of the Board of Trade. The deceased was the youngest daughter of the late Sir Thomas Baring, Bart., and sister of the Right Hon. Francis Thornhill Baring, first lord of the Admiralty. Mr. Labouchere [Labourer] was in.tewn, [in.ten] when a special mossenger [messenger] ar- [arrived] early on Saturday morning from Chislehurst, an- [announcing] nouncing [announcing] Mrs. Labouchere's [Labourer's] illness, in consequence of which he left town immediately. Mrs. Labouchere's [Labourer's] confinement was not expected to take place fora month or two. Pre- [Premature] mature labour, itis [its] said, was the cause of death.- [death] Observer. THE ProvinciaL [Provincial] Mayors' BaxQuET [Banquet] To THE LorD [Lord] Mayor of Loxpoyx.-The [Expose.-The] provincial Mayors, who were recently entertained by the Lord Mayor of London, have decided on inviting the Lord Mayor to a banquet at York, at no distant day, but as yet the time has not beon [been] fixed. It was also decided to invite his Royal Highness Prince Albert, Her Majesty's Ministers, the Royal Commissioners and Executive Committee of the Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, and other distinguished persons. The [CThe] Lord Mayor of York, and the Mayors of Bradford, Halifax, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, and Wakefield are ap- [appointed] pointed a committee to carry out the arrangements, oF Sir GeorcE [George] CHETWYND, Bart, This gentleman expired, in a fit of apoplexy, on Friday last, at Grendon Hall, near Atherstone. The deceased baronet was 'one of the. first baronets who was for many years clerk of the Privy Council was born in 1783. He married in 1804, ' Miss Sparrow, eldest daughter of the late Mr. John Sparrow, of Bilston, Staffordshire. On the demise of his father in 1824, he succeeded tothe [tithe] baronetcy.. Heformerlyrepresented Staf- [Staff- Stafford] ford, in the House of Commons, but of late years has taken 'no share in politics, having devoted the chief of his time in increasing his choice coilection [collection] of coins and valuable library. He is succeeded by his son George, born in 1809, and married in 1842, to Lady Charlotte Hill, daughter of the late Marquis of Downshire. [Down shire] Tus [Us] Stame [Same] DUTY PAID BY THE RaILway [Railway] PassENGERS [Passengers] ASSURANCE ComPany [Company] for the last perceive, to the sum of 69 2s. 3d., the amount in the pre- [previous] vious [pious] quarter being only 43 11s. 6d. This company, which commenced business on the 2nd July last, has since that period insured travellers by railway against accidents dur- [Du- during] ing the journey to. the extent of 94,269 single journey tickets issued, and 2,606. periodical tickets. 'The claims upon the company for which the. sufferers. by accidents have received compensation are ten im [in] number, GALLAnt [Gallant] Conpuct.-About [Conduct.-About] half-past 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon a marine named Crawford fell overboard by acci- [acct- accident] dent, and would have drowned, had it not been for the praiseworthy conduct of Mr. Henry Neale Scaife, the clerk of Her Majesty's yacht Victoria and Albert, who, hearing a boat called away to pick up the man, immediately rushed on deck and jumped ovorboard [overboard] just in time to save him from a watery grave. This is the third person Mr. Scaife case occured [occurred] in December last, about dusk, when one of the ordinary boats belonging to the Belvidera [Believed] frigate was upset by getting athwart of the Admiral Superintendent's yacht a woman would kaye [Kaye] been drowned had not Mr. Scaif (who was going off to the Royal yacht's hulk in a waterman's boat) pet towards her and Jumped overboard to her rescue. The first case occurred abroad, when he saved a French sailor from drowning. To eulogize his conduct would be to rob it of that lustrous. honour whieh [which] belongs to such noble deeds in the service of humanity. well may Rritannia [Britannia] be proud of such sons Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette. A MvusHRoom [Mushroom] MINE.-There is a piece of land in Hol- [Ho- Holbeach] beach Fen which annually produces immense quantities of mushrooms. Two young men, who desired to emigrate, settled near it, and, by attending to this crop, res alised [realised] sufficient money to carry them to America, Hitherto the farmers had neglected this source of wealth; but now the mushroom track is to be preserved, and one farmer states that a small piece of the land will yield 20 a year by gathering the mushrooms for the London market, uarter [quarter] amounted we FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. AMERICA. The Canada arrived at Liv [Li] 1 on Monday, with dates from Boston to the-15th, [the-the] and Halifax to the 1 th inst. By the telegraph to Halifax, however, the news 1s brought up to the mght [might] of the New York, On the 15th inst. the House o Sir Henry Bulwer's [Buller's] letter ing to the trade from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast of the United States, an against the change in the American tariff. The speakers were general in opposition to the terms of Sir H. Bulwer's [Buller's] letter. A treaty between the French Minister and Mr. Clayton has been concluded subsequently like that made with Sir H. Bulwer [Buller] on the Nicaragua. question. The accounts of the ravages of the cholera in many of the western states continue to be very alarming. ; Another expedition had been formed for the invasion of the island of Cuba, The volunteer invaders were already 6000 strong, and were under the command of General Loo- [Loo] z. Their numbers were moreover rapidly creasing me accounts made out the number enrolled to be 12,000. Accounts from New Orleans of the 13th, [the] report the inva- [vain- invaders] ders' [des] arrangements as completed, and that before this the whole force intended for the operation is concentrated at a int of rendezvous, which is without the limit of the Tnited [United] States. . The Advance and Rescue, the vessels comprising the American expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, are all ready and transferred to the government. A large number of seamen have volunteered. . From Hayti [Hat] wo learn that the Emperor was making actixe [active] preparations for war with the south side of the island. Coffee was very scarce and high. Venezuela advices [advice] of the 20th ult. state that the British chargé [charge] d'affaires [d'affairs] had received a notice for British subjects in Venezuela, warning them against engaging in the coal from Havannah [Hannah] to the 14th inst. state that there had been rain in the interior of the island the crops, however, promised fairly. A Spanish 74, two first-class frigates, jand [and] two Steamers) were lying there. The cholera r ea, ron Rio as Janeiro we have detailed accounts of the 5th of April, comprising the reported ravages among the ship- [shipping] ping. It is stated that the disease had undergone no abatement. From this circumstance and the unfavourable weather the market for imports was dull. There isa report current in New York that Capt. Warmer is about settling in that country, having e arrange- [arrangements] ments [rents] with the American Government for the purchase of the long range and invisible shell. CANADA. The Canadian parliament had met at and Lord n opened the proceedings by a speech, recommending for the. consideration of the members. . The governor stated that Canadian securities are in better demand, and that they have risen in value in the market that reciprocal trade with the United States is delayed, owing to the want of action on the part of Con- [Congress] gress [grass] that cheap and uniform rates of postage are re- [required] quired [cured] that the Assembly should be more numerously constituted than it now is that public feeling is more opposed to capital punishment that the Chancery practice of Canada requires improving that improved assessment and jury laws, and cheaper courts of justice are required. The annexation movement is becoming un- [unpopular] popular in Canada, and neither the cause nor its advocates will be countenanced in any mapner [manner] whatever by the go- [government] vernment. [Government] The follewing [following] is a list of bills for the intro- [introduction] duction [Auction] of which notices have already been given in the Assembly A bill to forbid the proscription of officers of the government on political grounds to substitute for the council an elective senate to abolish the endowment of the clergy to abolish the courts of chancery to abolish E the law of primogeniture. . The harvest throughout Canada is cheeringly [cheering] spoken of. -- --- FRANCE. On Friday the debate on the electoral reform bill was re- [resumed] sumed, [sued] and M. Jules Favre delivered a speech against the measure. M. Thiers [This] then mounted the tribune, and de- [delivered] 'livered a long and eloquent speech in favour of the bill, ' which he declared, to, be perfectly conformable to the letter and spirit of the existing constitution. In the course of his spesch, [speech] M. Thiers [This] made a violent attack upon that wan- [wandering] dering [during] class who would be deprived of their votes by this bill, and in order to show how little they were to be depen- [depend- depended] ded [de] on, said that they were the same class as those who, sixty years ago, after assassinating the virtuous Bailly, [Bailey] ap- [applauded] plauded [pleaded] first at the execution of the Girondins, [Grinding] and after wards at that of Robespierre. He added that it was that saine [sane] multitude which protrated [prostrated] themselves at the fect [fact] of the great conqueror of modern times, and who in 1815 puta [put] cord round the neck of his statue. This expression gave rise to an extraordinary tumult, in the midst of which M, Napo- [Nap- Napoleon] leon Bonaparte attempted to speak, but was prevented by the president of the assembly. M, Thiers [This] exclaimed, in cn interval of calm, tkat [that] in general he was ready to yield to the wishes of any ofhis [of his] colleagues who wished to but that he would refuse to do so ta M. Napoleon Buonaparte, [Bonaparte] as he did not wish to add -to his present grief by hearing a man, bearing ani [an] llustrious [illustrious] name, support in a French assembly the opinions which he would support in it. This expression produced a scene of great violence, in the course of which M. Napoleon Bonaparte, after attemptng [attempt] several times te. address the house was called to order and censured. At length, he-was. allowed to defend himself; and he declared that it was not the people, but the royalists, who piaced [placed] the rope round the neck of the statue of Napoleon and that, as regarded his opinions, they were conscientious, and that he had not to account for them to any man. At length, after a very disorderly scene, M. Thiers [This] concluded his address, and the assembly adjourned. On Saturday, the debate on the electoral reform bill was once more resumed; and after M. Grévy [Grey] had opposed the measure, which was defended by M. Leon Faucher, [Fisher] ina long speech, the assembly successively rejected, without discussion, a number of amendments proposed by different members. The first clause of the bill was then passed without a division, and the assembly adjourned. The correspondent of the Globe of Monday evening says---Notwithstanding the positive way in which a Paris correspondent of the Times has stated that a proposition by Lord Palmerston to the French government has been re- [rejected] jected, [ejected] and the details that he gives of what passed in the council of ministers on the subject, even to the President of the Republic's speech, have reason to believe that he has been misinformed. There has been nothing, as yet, to in- [indicate] dicate [dictate] anything like a want of conciliation on the part of the president, or that he has not fully appreciated the con- [conciliatory] ciliatory [military] tone of the British government. Everything is at present in a state of negotiation, and although circum- [circus- circumstances] stances may prevent anything like eagerness in accepting the explanations of the British government, the conclusion is not to be drawn,. that there is no desire to. renew the friendly relations. Very active efforts are, however .being made by the Austrian and Russian Agents, an the French legitimists, [legitimatise] to prevent the resumption of such friendly. understanding between the two countries. The rumour of La Hitte's [White's] retirement, and the appointment of M. Drouyn [Drown] de Lhuys [Hus] to the ministry of the interior, gains ground and, together with a strong feeling that the dis- [dispute] pute [pure] with England would be amicably settied, [settled] gives con- [confidence] fidence. [confidence] The funds continue to rise. It is stated that the mountuin [mountain] have resolved to join the moderate republicans under General Cavaignac, [Campaign] with a view of forming a strong parliamentary party, with the leader. The debate on the second clause of the electoral bill in the assembly on Monday, was not marked by any feature of particular interest and was proceeding when the despatches left Paris for England. M. Emile de Girardin [Guardian] has been selected by the ultra-democratic party as their candidate for the seat, of the Bas Rhin, [Thin] vacant by the death of M. Goldenburg.. [Oldenburg] The election is fixed for the 9th of June. has saved from death by his gallantry; the last previous IRELAND. The Irish journals intimate the spcedy [speedy] elevation of Sir William Somerville to the peerage, which will cause a va- [vacancy] cancy [fancy] in the representation of Drogheda, A Dundalk paper mentionsas [mentions as] a candidate on the Whig interest, Mr. Meredyth, [Meredith] of Randlestown, [Mendelssohn] county Meath, and a connection of Sir William's. The Freeman's Journal announces upon authority that at a meeting of the four Roman Catholic Archbishops on Friday last, it was resolved that the National Synod, to which the new primate is supposed to bear special messages from the Holy See, should be held at Thurles, [Thurs] and opened on the ldth [Ltd] of August next, The Bishop of Waterford (says the Limerick Chronicle) having requested that Colonel Warren, 55th, would not allow his band to play the regiment to church, the latter replied by saying that he never interfered with ecclesiasti- [ecclesiastical- ecclesiastical] cal matters, and hoped that his lordship would not concern himself about military arrangements, , obstacle may exist to nexional [Nixon] energies. at METHODIST CONNEXION CONFERENCE. The fifty-fourth Annual Conference of the Methodist audience, was preached by the Rev. P. J. Wright, of Longton. The Conference Lovefeast, [Love feast] in the afternoon, was crowded to excess by warm-hearted Methodists, whose hearty nseto [nest] the experiences related, proved theirdeep [their deep] interest inthem. [anthem] o'clock, the Rev. J. Stacey, of Belfast superintendent of the Irish mission, delivered a b discourse, analysing, in a superior manner, Rom. xiv. 17, to an attentive congregation. liberal collection was made in behalf of the missionaries on Monday evening. At half- [half six] six the annual missio [Miss] meeting was held, presided over by B. Fowler, Esq., of Liverpool, general treasurer. The Rev. T. Allen, general secretary, read a very able report, from which we learn that there are 52 missionaries em- [employed] ployed [played] in Canada and Ireland, and that there is a home mission in a promising condition. Resolutions were ably moved and seconded by W. of Rev. J. Stacey, W. Baggal [Baggage] . Mills, J. Arave, [Grave] C. Atkinson, and M.'W.G. Tate. After the legal Conference had been formed, the Ex-President, the Rev. R. T. Gilton, [Hilton] in the chair, the choice by ballot for President for the ensuing year fell upon the Rev. W. Baggaly, [Baggage] of Birmi [Burma] whilst E M.. Makinson, Esq., A.M., of Manchester, was elected secretary and the Rev. J. W. Robinson, of Sheffield, co nding [ending] secretary. The re- [reports] ports of the Book-room Committee, the Annual Committee, the Chapel Committee, the Board of Education, the Jubilee Committee, and Missionary Committee, were read by the respective secretaries during the week, from which we learn that the different institutions and funds of the com- [committee] mittee [matter] are in a state of growi [grow] the Book-room exhibited an increase of 35 per cent. on those of last year. There is a cheering increase of members in different parts of the community, whilst in some parts special visitations of the Holy Spirit have been graciously realized. [realised] The increase of members stands as follows - England 1,537, Canada 120, and Ireland 21, making a total increase of 1,678. There are now in the connexion 331 chapels, 22,062 members, 13 ministers, 855 local preachers, 7,231 Sabbath-school teachers, 45,527 Sabbath scholars. The whole debt due by the connexion amounts to the in- [insignificant] significant sum of 2,500 and the result of an interesting discussion on this matter, was a cordial resolution to sweep away, during the ensuing year, the small debi, [Deb] that no e full development of the con- [canal] All the discussions in the Conference have been condugted [conducted] in the most harmonious manner. The Stationing Committee, consisting of the Revs. S, Hulme and J. H. Jackson, with Messrs. Makinson, Allen, and Dean, ccmmenced [commenced] its sittings on Wednesday evening. On Wednesday and Thursday evenings the Ordination Service, conducted by Revs. G. Goodall, H. Watts, T. Scattergood, [Scatter good] T. Allin, [Allan] and T, Waterhouse, was held. Four young ministers, Messrs. Mills, J. Orme, G. T. Robey, [Robe] and J. Stokoe, having witnessed a good confession, to a deeply interested audience, were solemnly set apart, by imposition of hands, to the work of the ministry, the ordination prayer being offered by the reverend the president. An eloquent charge was delivered on Thursday evening, by the Rev. J. H. Robinson. A crowded tea party was held on Friday evening, in the Music-hall, Albion-street, presided over by John Ridgway, Esq., of Cauldon-place several in- [interesting] teresting [interesting] addresses were delivered by different ministers and friends. The connexion has the most cheering pros- [prospects] pects [pets] before it, and we trust its prosperity will go on unim [uni] The following are a few of the stations fur the ensuing year - Huddersfield J. Stacey, L. Saxton, J. Orme. Halifax Thomas W. Ridley, L. Stoney, T. Smith. Dewsbury James Henshaw, T. Guttendge. [Cutting] Leeds William Ford, R. Henshaw, J. Candelett. [Candle] Andrew Lynn, one to be sent, Barnaley [Barnsley W. Tonocent, [Innocent] - -. CHARGE OF ForRGERY [Forgery] aT LEEDS.-Mr. Ai tus [us] Hol- [Ho- Holman] man, and his son, Mr. Joseph Holman, of Silver Royd Hill, Wortley, and of Farnley, both in the borough of Leeds, woollen-cloth manufacturers, were apprehended on Friday afternoon by Mr. Read, the chief constable of that borough, on a warrant, charging them with having forged and utiered [uttered] two acceptances, one for the payment of 390, and the other for the payment of 330. 13s. 6d. The former pur- [our- purported] ported to have been signed by Messrs. Badger, Best, and Jo., of Live 1, and the latter by Messrs. Miller, Mackay, and Co., also of Liverpool. Both these accept- [acceptances] ances [aces] had been paid into the bank of Messrs. Beckett and Co., of Leeds, upon the oath of one of the partners in which firm the warrant for the apprehensicn [apprehension] of the pri- [pro- prisoners] soners [Somers] was issued. After the prisoners had undergone a brief examination before Mr. D. Lupton and Mr. J. Wil- [Wilkinson] kingon,-two [King,-two ,-two] of the. Leeds magistrates, they, were remanded in custody until Wednesday. 'The elder. prisoner is 42 years of age, and, and asa manufacturer, he employed from 100 to 200 persons, Demet, [Deemed] kad [ad] the he was much is son is only 20 years of age. The apprehension of father and son on such serious has excited considerable surprise amongst the manufactur- [manufacturer- manufacturers] ers [es] and merchants of the West Riding. On Wednesday, the prisoners, Augutus [August] Holman and Joseph Holman, were brought up at the Leeds Court House, before J. R. Atkinson, Esq., D. Lupton, Esq., J. Clapham, Esq. and Thos. Hebden, Esq., and on the charges being proved, they were committed to York Castle for trial at the next assizes. The examination occupied several hours, and the court was crowded during the whole time, by a large and respectable body of persons, who appeared to watch the proceedings with intense interest. CHEss [Chess] BLINDFOLD.-The annual meeting ofthe [of the] Yorkshire Chess Association was held at Leeds, last week, when they played for prizes. On Thursday was the wonderful exhi- [ex hi- exhibition] bition [notion] of Herr Harrwitz's [Howitzer's] talent of blindfold chess. He played without seeing board or men two simultaneous games, and in both instances had two opponents. The gentlemen who opposed this renowned player were-No. 1 game, Major Barnes and Mr. Hind, of Notingham; [Nottingham] No. 2 game, Rahert [Rather] Cadman, Esq. and H. Millard, Esq. Although suffering severely from headache, Herr Harrwatz [Harrogate] won the first game, and at twenty-five minutes to one.on Friday morning, the other was agreed to. be considered a drawn game, the result being doubiful.. [doubtful] THE WAKEFIELD BREACH OF PROMISE CASE, Our readers will remember that at the late York assizes, an action for breach of promise of marriage was brought by a young lady named Laycock, a resident of Sheffield, against Mr. Pickslay, [Pickles] a junior partner in the highly-respectable legal firm of Foljambe, [Flame] Dixon, and Pickslay, [Pickles] of Wakefield, when a verdict was given for the plaintiff, with 400 . The defendant then moved the Court of Queen's Bench, ex-parte, [ex-part] for a rule nisi, [nos] for a new trial, on the ground of misdirections, which was granted. On Monday last, Mr. Sergeant Wilkins and Mr. Farrar showed cause against the rule and Mr. Martin, Q.C., Mr. Aspland, [Island] and Mr. T. Jones appeared in support of it. The question turned on the legal effect of two letters-one from the de- [defendant] fendant, [defendant] offering to break off all connexion with the plaintiff; and one from the plaintiff, in terms of great feeling, expressing since it was the defendant's wish she broke off the connexion, which it was contended by the counse [course] 1 for the amounted to a release in aw. e four learned judges gave separate judgmen [judgment] and discharged the rules the Lord Chief Justice beng [being] the only dissentient. Tho result of this decision is to confirm the original verdict with the 400 damages, given by the jury at York. RaILWays [Railway] AND THE Stamp Duty.-Petitions are being signed for presentation to parliament against the proposal for increasing the stamp duties in connexion with the transfer of shares 40 per cent. more than under existing acts. A ROLrEED [Rolled] To. DEATH.-On Monday, a party of soldiers, belonging to the 28th Regt., [Rest] at Portsmouth, having been on fatigue on South Sea Common, were re- [re roller] roller charged with iron shot, when, in descending the road to the centre of the glacis [Glaces] at a rapid pace to escape the rain at the time falling, one of the men fell, and in an in- [instant] stant [stand] the ponderous machine passed over the unfortunate fellow, whose head and body were so fearfully crushed that instantaneous death resulted. , CHARGE OF MuRDER.-The [Murder.-The] Derhy [Derby] Reporter contains a long account of an inquest held at Belper on the body ofan [fan] old woman named Elizabeth Boden, who lived with herson [person] and his two daughters. The whole family were miserably poor, and the two daughters wore in the habit of reproach- [reproaching] ing the father on account of his. refusal to turn the ald [al] woman out of the house. They were also in the habit of illusing [alluding] her, and of threatening to murder her and it ap pears that they took advantage of the absence of the father to inflict a dreadful blow on their grandmother's head, from the effects of which she died. The jury returned a verdict of Wilful murder against Ann Peat and Rebecca Boden, New Connexion, com of the ministers, and lay-repre- [lay-prepare- rep republicans] PuBLicaNs [Publican] FINED.-Joseph Mapplest [Staple] een [en] sentatives [representative] of the.churches, commenced its sittings in Leeds, in King-street, wus [was] charged on keeper of y on Monday week, at nine o'elock, [o'lock] a.m. On the preceding by Superintendent Thomas, before J. Starkey, Bet Sabbath. ious [sous] services were held in the principal chapels 04 Esq., at the with ring ws in Leeds and.the neighbourhood. At six a.m., a public) Grinking [Drinking] in his house, on the morning of the 29, prayer-meeting was held, in which a gracious influence was 4 minutes past twelve o'clock. Tne [Te] plea set wt, as reaitned. [returned] At seven a.m., a sermon, founded on Heb. x. 39, 41.45 the three men were ers [es] in the house, and was preached in Ebenezer Cha) by the Rey. C. A. getting their supper, to w he always allowed only Atkinson, of Sunderland. At half-past ten, a.m., a0 Guart [Guard] ofale. [oval] The bench, however, said that ' eloquent and useful sermon, from 1 Peter i. 8, to a crowded ans were summoned before that bench they rer [er] Dub. a. beantiful [beautiful] prosperity. The profits of turning to quarters, drawing after them a very large iron LOCAL INTELLIGENCE Seneraji [Seneca] tempted to prove that the parties were lodgers F at. A of 10s. and expensee [expense] was infieted [invited] sete. [set] Raw, keeper or el be the a beer-house, oe was e same activa [active] superinteng... [superintend] three men and tossing in eee [see] With half-past two o'clock on the morning of the li), . J. I. Freeman defended, and requested that ail the wir, [Sir] Mir. might be sent out of court. Wilson, the hight... [high] stated, that his attention. was called to the hon, tion [ion] in consequence of hearing a noise and on sone, [one] door, and lookiug [looking] through a hole, as well as Se te key hole, he could see three men, who ail sa; ear the faces towards the door marrowing borrowing on the with jugs by their side. He then fetched [C] White, and they both knocked at the door, opened for some time. In defence, it was sai) [said] three men were staying at the house over the fair, an. no gambling or drinking had been going on quietly getting their supper and in support of 4. ment, [men] two out of the three men were nesses, [senses] After the second witness had been . Superintendent Thomas cross-examined him, anj [an] what Mrs. Raw had been sayiag [saying] to him after bees witness had given his evidence. The bench this, and ascertaining the nature of the conven. [coven] question, were quite in ant, Mr. Freeman Tug time joining them in dec [de that it was rer, [er] his clent's [cent's] wife to so far forget herself. The bene, [been] ce t Raw 40s. and costs.. 2 thy A Musician IN TROUBLE.-- [TROUBLE] Benjamin Pon. [On] moned [mined] Thomas Harrison before the Hurtiersi. [Hurrier] trates, [rates] on Saturday last, for having committed upon him on the night of Whit Monday. Mr. appeared for complainant. Pearson stated th, evening in question, he and his wife had called 2 ), and Horses public-house, in Honley, to get P 3S my Ragin [Rain] re ao he hee [her] ue ment, [men] and after being m [in] some time, ile and without any provocation commenced a vivien- [Vivian- Vivienne] upon him. He shortly afterwards left the house the constable, and when near the Shambles wa by Harrison, who run at him, hit hia [his] oa th. kmocked [knocked] him down, and commenced poisinz [poisoning] witnesses were called, who spoke as to seeing Ha... at Pearson, and knock him down, but did not we. the Coach and Horses. Harrison then told the 2;,, himself and wife and child had been to Smithy-yj,.. school feast, in which he took paré [par] as musician. returning they met with a young man they were ,.,.. with, and on getting opposite the Coach and Hy were induced te call. Several of the rooms wor [or] company, but himself and wife and child tume [time] ip... which had no company in. While getting a ju. Pearson came in quite drunk, and commence him, and eventually upset the table on bin, defendant's interference Pearson would hare ... seriously hurt. Pearson, however, in return tir [tor] ). ness, struck at him, and then he strtck [struck] Peary, was only in self-defence. After finishing his ale, i. got up to go home, and in going along, anid [and] wh, the S bles, [bales] again saw Pearson coming when defendant told his wife to take care of as that would be the first thing Pearson wou [you j he at the time carrying the child in his ares came up, and seized hold of his wife, and wen ) his knees to take fast hokl [Hill] of her; his wit a; -., screaming out. He endeavoured to get the and when apparently he had succeeded. screamed out very much, and on putting he found that Pearson had fast hold of his wites [wires] 5... . his teeth defendant admitted that he dil [lid] 1 into him with all his might. In corroberar [corroborate] duced [duce] his wife's apron, which was torn and corer) with dirt. Tae [Tea] Bench considered the defenve [defence] ane [an] . ingenious one, but inasmuch as the defendant hii. [his] produce the landlord of the Coach and Horses, corroborative evidence, they must consider che proved, and therefore fined him ds. and committed to Wakefield house of fur one ... Drunk aND [and] DIsORDERLIES.-White. [Disorders.-White] the ici [ii] charged Edward Lyons, on Saturday lest, att [at] with being drunk and disorderly on the n 22nd May, near to the Rose and Crewn, [Crew] in this was let off on payment of expenses.-J ies [is] Hive y expenses for being drunk and disorderly hs Market yesterday week.- [week] Abraham Show. tne [te] Xs, ; expenses l5s., [ls] for being drenk [drink] on Sunday the luth [lath] at Marsden.-James White, 1s. and expenses tor offence, at Linthwaite, on Whit- [Whitmore] Monday. AN IDLE VaGaBonD.-Joseph [Vagabond.-Joseph] Teulor [Taylor] was before J. Brook, and J. Starkey, Esirs., [Sirs] at the Guildhall, by Whitley the rehev [Rev] with allowing his wife and child to beeon [been] parish. The wife, a very decent respectal [respectable] woman, was present. It was stated by ti Seal that Taylor was a mule spinner earning - per week, nearly the whole of which he sper. [per] a. Ths [The] in-law also stated that he has kept him ani [an] 1 until he can keep them no and that with another daughter of his, but she from him. The Bench very severely and told him unless he was prepared to amount for which he was brought up i wife's confinement in tho poorhouse, which sy yr r eo 7 an -- time previously, and 2s, bd. last week), he wu mnitted [admitted] to Waketield [Wakefield] fer one month. CKARGE [CHARGE] OF ASSAULT.-Before the sittin [sitting] Saturday last, John Shaw preferred a charge wun [win] Wood Berry of assaulting him on the This case was one of those numerous on arise atter [utter] parties have been zealously ping 2 shrine of the jolly god. The magistrans [magistrates] woos defendant in the sum of 2s., which with expeuse [expense] to 21s. Tre [Te] or Saturiay [Saturday] 'ax. J. Starkey, Esq., and J. Brook, Esy.. [Es] Thomas brought up, on warrant, Josph F Bayldon, on a charge of keeping a house J. I. Freemaa [Freeman] appeared on their behalf, aml. [am] magistrates to remand the case, as his clieuts [clients] Ysa [Say] taken about an howr [how] before, and 'In a position to properly defend them. to this course, unless they would consent 6) ears To this, however, Mr. Freeman demurre d. [demurred d] their guilt would be admitted. decided that the prisoners. should be - quired [cured] to appear again this day (Saturday . UMMONS [SUMMONS] FOR CHURCH RaTES.-A [Rates.-A] yours Us John Gledhill, from Scammonden, appe [app] 2. Magistrates on Saturday last, at the by the Churchwardens for two chureh-mtes [church-ates] of He declared his inability to pay. The mast the Churchwarden if it was not one of ti should be forgiven, but he persisted in hi hill said he was only a weaver, and if th order they must sell him up, as he -Inoney.. [None] After much persuasion on the to induce the man to pay, and on igtimatiz [estimates] Bey the 7d. together with the expenses neh [ne] he should not, as the echureh [brochure] could lose it than he to pay it. An order was thet [the] ue payment. OOK [TOOK] SHOOTING sacs a party of eight young gentlemen, trom [from] the beautiful domain of Methley, for the purpose ing a few hours sport of reok-shooting. [rook-shooting] Uhey [They] ' supplied with elegant rifles, ancient 2 - mited [timed] quantity of balls, powder, caps, 7 well worthy such a party of crack riflemen. game were flying about in all un-musieal [un-musical] caw caw whana [when whan [when] worthies to fire away, which they did, Ao' large quantities of powder and patience, 2s bringing down two black victims. SS fere-anticipating [free-anticipating sharp-shooters just s ping, when well counted, as many eys es] am gents of the party. More desume [resume] 2 been anticipated from such a brigade, fy) the law-four were levellers, and the other opponents to teetotalism, The levedl- [level- i figure; but what could be expected, ome [one] wus [was] 98S [S'S] another too Graze, and one (because it mules adjourned to enjoy a glass of hut whisaes [whistles] and as to the other, hjs [his] shooting was all Hes) they werg [were] quite innocent cf murdering 9 Consequently the tvo [to] limbs (as the very busy under a tree, witha [with] spankiny [spanning] bet were the great guns. The first, a youny [young] killed his bird very dead, shot him in tie ; other, his Senior, did not kill his se eth [th] observed to flutter. They taik [take] of nav-og [van-og] May I be there co sce, [se] -From Correspondent, Be pee Be ye & hip Ti