Huddersfield Chronicle (04/May/1850) - page 5
2:i nesday murnihg at seventeen minutes after eight
3:Cn Wedmqucen was eately delivered uf a Pritite: tt the
4:with bér Majesty were his Royal Highness Prince
5:Lésock, atid Mrs: hilly,
6:poms adjyoinitig were the other sietliea a étten.
7:Sir James Clark and Dr. Ferguson, aiid the Min-
8:cae nd Officers of State summoned on the occasion.
9:na 'save Councillors present were the Duke of Welling-
10:Th G eorge Grey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the
11:id raf London, Lord John Russell, the Duke of Norfolk,
12:wee i B bane
13:Marquis of Bredall ~ ;
14:= hare gratifyiug bulletins mimaaa issued daily :
15:"é kingham Palace, esday, yi.
16:Bue Ten o'clock, at
17:safely delive' of a Prince at seven-
18:" Tee Queer rer eight o'clock this morning.
19:teen Majesty and the infant Prince are well.
20:Seen: Buckingham Palace, May 2, 1850, 9 a.m.
21:"the Queen bas passed an excellent night.
22:. oe Majesty and the infant Prince are going on favour-
26:And in the
28:ROP ASLLL LILLE
29:MUMIFICENT GIFT OF ROBERT BENTLEY,
30:" -ESQUIRE, OF ROTHERHAM,
31:THE TOWNSHIP OF LOCKWOOD.
32:-. have just received intelligence, on going to
33:ae ray Robert Bentley, Esq. of Roti erham,
34:as during the present week, paid over to certain
35:e ointed the sum of 1,5000., to be invested
36:Coe bee of the poor of the township of Lock-
37:'cod, and the Huddersfield Infirmary. We hope
38:wie ae to furnish fuller particulars of this noble
39:penefaction next wee
40:x Wuit-MONDAY. - We are gratified to learn
41:Holst acipal drapers and hosiers in this town have
42:that, a cel complied with the request of their assistants,
43:canst on oived on closing their several establishments on
44:Whit- Monday. We trust that other establishments will
45:dopt a similar course on this festive occasion, for we hold
46:he che truth of the old saying-"all work and no play
47:inakes Jack a dull boy.
48:Cuess. - We understand that the Annual Gathering of
49:Yorkshire Chess Players will take place in the Assembly-
50:youm, Leeds, on Wednesday, the 22d of May, and from the
51:oom spirit evinced in connexion with the movement, we
52:Lear that the re-union on this occasion is ex to be
53:one of no ordinary kind. .
54:Her ROSENFELD, the wonderful ventriloquist, is sojourn-
55:ug among us for six nights, and those who delight in the
56:sus-vellous cannot do better than pay him a visit.
57:A young man, named James Wilson, was charged by one
58:f ia polinemes at the Guildhall, on Saturday, with being
59:srunk and disorderly on Tuesday week in the Beast Market.
60:ined 1s. and 7s. costs.
61:PHRENOLOGY AND MEESMERISM. - Mr. J. Booth, of Brad-
62:rd. delivered his third lecture on phrenology, on Monday
63:vening last, in the Philosophical Hall. From the manner
64:he subject was treated, the lecturer must have devoted
65:nsiderable time to the study of the science; a number
66:highly interesting mesmeric and magnetic experiments
67:being made, which appeared to give general satisfaction
68:som the frequent bursts of approbation. The audience,
69:ough not very numerous, Was larger than on similar oc-
70:asions of the kind.
71:Mettuam CHURCH SUNDAY AND NATIONAL SCHOOLS. -
72:Dn Sunday last two sermons were preached in Meltham
73:ills Church, on behalf of the above schools-that in the
74:ternoon by the Rev. A. Brown, M,A., Vicar of Calverley,
75:id in the evening by the Rev. G. Hough, Incumbent of
76:mth Crosland. The amount realised by the two services
77:ras upwards of £20.
78:MELTHAM. - Two very interesting lecturers on Palestine,
79:ere dclivered in this place by Mr. J. C. Smith, to very
80:umerous and highty detighted audiences on Monday and
81:uesday evenings last. The lecturer illustrated a consider-
82:je portion of his subject by the exkibition of a very
83:wutiful model of Jerusalem as it is.
84:LECTURE ON LIFE ASSURANCE aT MELTHAM. - On
85:hursday evening last a lecture on " Life Assurance" was
86:elivered by J. Lea, Esq., of Londen, in the National
87:hool Rooms at Meltham. There was a erowded audience,
88:ho seemed to take great interest in the subject of the
89:ecture. At the conclusion a vote of thanks was awarded
90:Mr. Lee by acclamation. We understand that on Wed-
91:ssday next a lecture will be delivered in the same room,
92:' a Returned Transport, "ON the Horrors of Trans-
94:We understand that the celebrated baths at Lockwood
95:a open fur the coming season on Monday next, and will,
96:p doubt, meet with a liberal amount of patronage among
97:pr numerous readers,
98:HVUPPERSFIELD TEMPERANCE BAND OF Horpe. - The
99:st aggresate meeting of this javenile soeiety took place
100:the Philosophical Hal, in this town, on Thursday even-
101:r last, the chair being eceupied by Mr. Wm. Gaw-
102:BOKPE, of London. Addresses were delivered by the Rev.
103:'m. Crabtree. Messrs. Job Armitage, Wm. Watkinson,
104:nd J. ©. Booth (town Missionary). The children sung a
105:priety of pleasing and most enlivening temperance melo-
106:: under the efficient management of Mr. Enoch Svkes,
107:he superintendent. This society was formed at the bevin-
108:ug of the present year, under the control of a ladies'
109:mnimittee, whuse earnest and well-timed efforts have beer
110:wned with success, the number of children at present
111:irolled amounting to upwards of 600-out of this number
112:t more than two are known to have violated their pledze.
113:reat praise is due to these ladies and gentlemen who are
114:king such a deep interest in the present safety and well-
115:ug of the children, and we hope the parents and guar-
116:lans of this promising band will co-operate with the com-
117:bite and friends of the Temperance Society in preserv-
118:hy their children-and im arresting the progress of our
119:inking customs. It is the intention of the Ladies' Com-
120:hituee wo give the Band of Hope a treat at the coming
121:yhitsuntide holidays, when a procession will be furmed,
122:assiuy through the principal streets with music and ban-
123:rs, the Gala Ground in Hightields, where they will be
124:tertained with buns and milk.
125:PROPOSED HUDDERSFIELD COLLEGE Bazaar. - Stimu-
126:id by the signal success which has attended tie efforts to
127:pise funds in aid of the Collegiate Institution, and by the
128:ew Connesion of Methodists, the Council of the Hudders-
129:eld College, we are glad to learn, are contemplating an
130:peal in a similar manner to the generous support of the
131:Wc, and partientarly to that of the ladies of Hudders-
132:id. whose assistance in works of benevolence never fails
133:ensuring success. For severa] years past the Council of
134:he College have been enabled, in addition to the current
135:penses of the institution, to liquidate portions of the ori-
136:nal debt. due on the building, and it is to enable them the
137:poner to discharge this debt, and thus free their hands to
138:ipart a higher decree of eftietency to an educational insti-
139:pte. which already ranks amongst the first of its kind,
140:pst the contemplated bazaar of contributed articles is to
141:Pleid. The hish favour in which the college is held, and
142:pe uumerous frictids it possesses in all ranks and denomi-
143:TUONSS, cannut but secure for the effort a large measure of
145:Gamalinc IN a Brer-Hovse. - At the Geildhall, on
146:lesday, betore J. Armitage and W. W. Batéye, Esqrs.,
147:them Kuach. a beer house keeper, in Lower-head Row,
148:P Charged, on the information of Inspeetor Thomas, with
149:wing yambliny in his house. It appeared that on the
150:ious Thursday aficrnoon the Inspector walked in, and
151:» HORIG men plaviny at ' pitels and toss," the landlady
152:"ing <n atthe tine, but the landlord was away from
153:he. The offence was adinitted, and a fine of 2s. 6d.
154:8. OXUCLSES Was Eifiicted,
155:bitheti. VESICLES IN TRE Puvlic STREETS. - At the
156:ell, on Teeslay, befure J. Armitage, Esq., a farm-
157:wns, named John Bell, was charzed, on the informa-
158:i of . Ag tag-Insixctor Thomas, with leaving his cart
159:1 Hovses standing in Nerth rate for a longer period
160:. Was necessary, without any cn? to attend to them.
161:- that the defendant hid drawn his rebicle t»
162:three-aunnes et and repaired to a public honse for
163:Me te s of au hour to regale himself in the mean-
164:R cartons Seok reaarked, with justice, that many of
165:bc Cots neat tiike habit of bctaking themselves to
166:it Charen 2s ond ' thst cruelly leavir g the animals under
167:ots ty the publ" in the public strcets, a course as dan-
168:Den aH "Ae 28 3t was un'eeling on the part of these
169:leaded gait Fmitagee suitebly cautioned tre defendant.
170:wiry fy.) Se and ordered him to pay a mitigated
171:"y uf 2s, Od. cud Ck pense.
173:dersfield were liable,
174:f caused in the Guildhall, on Tuesda:
175:Titates. - Mr Modey, eeteeter oe
176:friends, has sseureéd 'thy' earns of oe
177:peridrinéts, Mr, dnd Mis: Diflon fur the ensuing i#ebk,
178:th tilt, on f We meni y
180:Mr. Ba: i" def a ios the evidence sddused it
181:ure at Wilb: ve pasted through
182:ey chal bar wi coils $0 some boul Ses by. Womers-
183:copmeauintly, ertanded toll, But Wilby said he had no
184:money end cduld iict dy, He then demanded the de-
185:fendant's name, but this also was refused. Mr. Barker, in
186:cross-examination, elicited that in crossing the road at the
187:point in question, parties with vehicles were not liable to
188:t all portion wie oles coming from Hud-
189:D € then objected on the ground that
190:the-coshs were going tohouses which were paivaio property,
191:e roads to which were repaired by the owners ; and also
192:on the ground of the chain bar being within the limits of
193:the Huddersfield Improvement Act, which act, in its 50th
194:clause, stated-' That no person snall, in respect of any
195:property without the limits of this act, be subject or liable
196:to repair or contribute to the repair of any street, road
197:or highway within the limits of this act." And, in clause
198:13, the limits of the act are given as being "within a
199:radius of 1200 yards from the spot where the old cross for-
200:merly stood in the market-place," He then called Mr.
201:Fletcher, surveyor of Fartown, who stated that the Im-
202:provement Commissioners repaired the road some twenty
203:yards beyond the bar in question. Mr. Joshua, Hobson
204:clerk to the Board of Works, was also called, who gave
205:similar evidence. Mr. Armitage, the commissioners' gur-
206:veyor, likewise stated that the commissioners boundary ex-
207:tended from thirty to forty yards beyond the bar. The
208:magistrates dismissed the case, remarking that it was clear
209:that toll could not legally be demanded at the above chain-
210:bar, which decision is of some importance to the town.
211:A Disciple or Baccnus. - At the Guild- on Tucs-
212:day last, before J. Armitage, Esq., an old ora ss Jo-
213:seph Stott was charged by Hutchinson, the Longroyd
214:Bridge Constable, with being drunk on the night of Sun-
215:day, the 28th ultimo, at Paddock Foot. It appeared that
216:the old man had been ordered out of a public house by the
217:constable, but, in abusive language, refused to comply with
218:the request, and in addition, insisted on the "man of au-
219:thority" doing his duty, threatening, as a matter of course,
220:that Senin Pescondings would follow. Hutchinson, no-
221:thing loth, do his duty, and the result was, Stott found
222:himself in charge, and was now called upon for his defence.
223:The defendant now admitted that on the night in question
224:he was a little beerified, upon which Mr. Armitage said
225:that, as the offenee was committed without the boundary
226:of the Improvement Commissioners, the lowest fine the
227:Bench could inflict was 5s. and expenses, or, in case that
228:was not paid, a few hours sojourn in the stocks, and a trip
229:to Wakefield House of Correction afterwards. Stott re-
230:plied, "I think, your worship, that's too much for a bit of
231:a doo like that," (laughter.) The defendant being an old
232:man, and having hitherto borne a good character was ulti-
233:mately disc on a promise not to offend again, and
234:qis:, Jus ;
235:Biba, havea ad Joseph Wilby Sith case, aleclans of
236:chaincbar, ga Fartown, without payit toll, on Mendes
237:, apped of
240:on condition that he paid the expenses,
241:Wo STOLE THE Meal?considerable merriment was
242:, in the hearing of a
243:charge of assault, preferred by one Thomas Knight, against
244:his own brother-in-law (a true Stalybridge boy), named
245:Silas Wilkinson. The plaintiff stated, that one evening the
246:previous week he was coming from his work at Brown Mill,
247:when he was met by the defendant, when he said, " What
248:are all these tales thou hast been telling about me?" Plain-
249:tiff denied that he had told any, whereupon the Lancashire
250:man commenced using a number of coarse and violent
251:epithets towards him, among other things, cha: ing the
252:plaintiff with owing him Is. for an "ale shot." This was
253:repudiated, and the result was, as plaintiff alleged, a blow
254:from defendant, which knocked him down. For the de-
255:fence this plain unvarmished tale was considerably varied,
256:and to a certain extent the tables turned against the plain-
257:tiff. Silus said, that two years ago he came into this
258:neighbourhood from Stalybridge, and lived in the same
259:house with the plaintiff, who, at that time, had a daughter
260:in service ina public house in Huddersfield. On one occa
261:sion, when the girl was visited by her father at her place
262:of service, she contrived to smuggle away some meal,
263:which she gave to her father, and he brought it home with
264:him. Other articles, according to the statement of Silus,
265:found their way into their joint lodging in a similar manner,
266:and being apprehensive that he might get himself into
267:trouble, the Stalybridge man left their joint dwelling and
268:set up housekeeper on his own account. Since that time
269:neither party had spoken of the other in very brotherly
270:terms to third parties, and when they met on the evening
271:in question the Lancashire blood of Silus displayed itself,
272:and he challenged Knight with having made statements
273:injurious to his character. The wordy war waxed warm
274:and furious, sundry peculations were bandied about on
275:both sides, and among other things Silus demanded the
276:shilling he had paid for his brother-in-law at the public-
277:house. Knight repudiated the debt, and gave the defendant
278:the lie direct, when the Lancashire man, being the more
279:courageous of the two, struck at the plaintiff, missed his
280:head, but knocked off his hat. Believing in the truth of
281:the old adage, "hethat fights and runs away will live to
282:fight some other day," Knight took to his heels, and
283:scampered off at full s into a public-house hard by, to
284:which place he was fohowed by Silus, where they called
285:each other in real oldsaxon language, tothe nosmallamuse-
286:ment of the company. The most suspicions feature of the
287:case was the circumstance that, at the time the meal was
288:purloined from the public-housz, these two parties kept a
289:pig in partnership. The Bench considered the case of
290:assault made out, but owing to both parties standing in a
291:very questionable position as to character, on their own
292:sh wing, the charge was dismissed on the defendant pay-
293:ing the expenses.
294:CHARGE OF COTTING Unperwwoon. - At the Guildhall,
295:Huddersfield, en Tuesday last, before J. Armitage and
296:B. N. R. Batty, Esqrs., three men named William Broad-
297:ley, Thomas Walker, and George Swift, were charged
298:with having committed malicious damage by cutting under-
299:wood in Crowroyd Wood, belonging to R. H. Beaumont,
300:Esq., of Whiteley Hall) Mr. W. Barker prosecuted.
301:The defence was conducted by Mr. J. I. Freeman. The
302:principal witness for the prosecution was a man named
303:ichard Hill, of Royd Hall, who stated that on the evening
304:of the 18th ult., about seven o'clock, he was going by the
305:side of the wood in question, when he heard a crash, and
306:saw Swift cutting wood with a knife, the latter of whom
307:ran away on seeing the witness. Hill also deposed that in
308:a few minutes afterwards he saw Broadley in the act of
309:cuttang wood, which he began to gather up. The only
310:evidence against Walker was his being in the company of
311:the other two defendants. In cross-examination by Mr.
312:Freeman, Hill admitted that he had been several times in
313:Wakefield Prison, and that Swift and Walker had been
314:instremental in sustaining a criminal prosecution against
315:his own brother some time ago, but denied that the present
316:charge had beer preferred im consequence. From the
317:testimony of three other witnesses it was elicited that the
318:wood had been cut in the place spoken to by Hill; the
319:damage was laid at 1s. 6d., and that the three defendants
320:were seen near the wood about the time alleged in the
321:present charge. - Mr. Freeman, in opening the defence,
322:asked to have Walker set at liberty, a course the Bench de-
323:clined accedjmg tv until the case had been fully closed in
324:reference to all the defendants. Mr. Freeman then pro-
325:ceeded to comment in severe terms on the character of the
326:witness Hill, whose testimony, he maintained, could not
327:be relied on, and called a brother of one of the defendants,
328:named Benjamin Broadley, who stated that on the
329:19th ult., (the day after the alleged stick-cutting process,)
330:Hill came into his brother's chamber, and said "I want
331:to go and swear that these two chaps (meaning Swift and
332:Walker) cut these sticks, and then we two shall be clear."
333:This the defendant, Broadley, deelined to do, alleging that
334:he had notseen them eut sticks, and Hill then made
335:answer that he woukk swear they had, and that he
336:(broadley) might swear what the d-l he liked. 'the
337:Bench considered the case proved in the case of Swift and
338:Broadley, and fined them in the mitiguted penalty of 1s. 6d,
339:and costs. Walker was discharged. -
340:APPREHENSION AT BRENTWOOD OF PARTIFS CHARGED
341:with A MURDER IN IRELAND. - A few days since, an Irish
342:policeman enl'sted in the East India Company's service at
343:Wasley, in this cou ty, an had not been long in the barracks
344:when, whilst on parade, he recognised two men whom he
345:knew as the murdcrers of a fellow-policeman,
346:M 'quin, in Ireland. The discoverer said nuthing to any
347:one upen the subject, but wrote to the author'tics in
348:Ireland; anda letter was on Saturday last received by
349:Colunzl Hay, by whomthe accused were given into custody.
351:THe Extraorprxary Equestrian Pe\t. - We last
352:week gave the particulars of a memb2r of the University of
353:Oxford riding from that city to London and back in 1
354:minute unéer five hours, winning by more than an hou~, and
355:we now find the followiag in an Oxtord paner in reference
356:to the subiect. " Whatever cause the author may have
357:to pride himself on his feat, the Vice-Chancellor of the
358:. Uncrersity has not been of opinion that the ri ler was duly
359:ee himself for his acajemical pursvits, and has
360:fore granted him leave of xbsence, or, in other words,
361:' rusticated' him ter a year."
362:Tie Tou: C i -turodrant Bootes 1 The
363:ee - ee x 1 Ni At the
364:gait o Baburday, ist, before J. Brook and George
366:. GOMMISSIONERS. - Last Nien, -
367:'the"tisual génerél] mecting of the Board was held lest
368:evening, (F }). in the -Commissioners'-rooms, Buxtons
369:: The owwy members of the. Board were
371:.mesars, Jere nee n, W: Pi nd, Riley, Thomas
372:Hayley, James » W. Moore, E. wood, P. Cros-
373:-John Brook; Mallinson, J
374:A oseph Beaumont, jun.,
375:'henry Charlesworth, and John Firth, as also Mr. Clough,
376:(law Clerk to the Commissioners;) 'and Mr. J: Hobson,
377:(clerk of the Works:) -.. ;
378:eonkequenes of the unavoidable absence of Joseph
379:Brovk, Esq., (tha Chairman of the Commnntissioners,) Mr.
380:Jere Kaye was tmanimously called to the chair,
381:The Propose Town IMPROVEMENTS. - The Law CLERK
382:informed the Board that he had written to Mr Lock, seek-
383:ing an interview with that gentleman on behalf of the sub-
384:committee appointed at the last meeting, on the subject of
385:the proposed alterations in the town near the George Hotel,
386:and received an answer from Mr. Lock, who e:
387:himself willing to meet the deputation in London, where
388:he is at present detained, but suggested, as he would
389:shortly be in Huddersfield, whether it would not be desir-
390:able to defer the conference until his arrival. The general
391:body of commissioners concurred in the latter suggestion,
392:as it would be a saving of expense, and moreover it seemed
393:to be the general wish that the interview should take place
394:on the spot, in case a reference to localities were needed.
395:Watch COMMITTEE. - Mr. Hopson read the minutes of
396:this committee, which expressed regret that ill-health had
397:caused the resignation of Superintendent Cheesborough,
398:and recommended. that Inspector John Thomas be ap-
399:pointed Superintendent Constable in his stead ; and also
400:the appointment of Day Constable Townend to the office
401:of sergeant, at a salary of 21s. per~week, both appoint-
402:ments being held during good behaviour. The committee
403:also reported that, in consequence of an application from
404:F. D. Fenton, Esq., they had ordered that three officers
405:should attend the grand cricket match, each day, in the
406:fair week, under the superintendence of the Chief Constable
407:In answer to a question from Commissioner Firth,
408:the CHAIRMAN said these three men would not
409:be taken from the day but night force, the latter of whom
410:would, of course, perform extra duty, and for whose
411:services the managers of the ericket ground would have to
412:pay. At a subsequent stage of the proceedings, on the con-
413:firmation of minutes, Commissioner FIRTH said on reflection
414:he did not approve of these three men being taken
415:from the night watch for such a purpose [commissioner
416:Moore : In order to promote a right down national sport.]
417:inasmuch as they would have to do double duty. [the
418:Chairman : Yes, they will] and he could not but smile at
419:a man being called upon to do duty by day and by night.
420:-The CHAIRMAN said the matter had been maturely con-
421:sidered by the committee, who thought it better to thus
422:employ some of the night men than leave the town on a
423:fair day without the usual day officers.(hear, hear)-Com-
424:missioners Crosland, Moore, and Mallinson considered that
425:the committee had exercised a wise discretion in arranging
426:to send officers to this great match, where, beyond ques-
427:tion, a great portion of the Fair-comers would certainly
428:be attracted. - The proceedings of this committee, includ-
429:ing the appointment of the two officers above-named, were
430:511 uently confirmed.
431:PAVVING COMMITTEE. - The minutes of this committee
432:were also read by Mr. Hopson, which stated that a letter
433:had been received from George Armitage, Esq., complain-
434:ing of the present rate of per centage, &c., charged by the
435:momissioners, for superintending private improvements
436:and other works, &c., of private parties, wish the view of
437:inducing the committee to consider the propriety of reduc-
438:ing the same. The committee had requested that Mr. Ar-
439:mnitage would bring the matter before the Commissioners.
440:The committee also reported that they had given instruc-
441:tions to Mr. Armytage, their surveyor, not to approve ofany
442:building erections in any street, unless the said street had
443:been previously properly levelled. - Mr. Eastwoop said he
444:believed that the committee would endeavunr to vindicate
445:the course they had pursued in reference to Mr. George
446:Armitage's application, but, as Mr. Armitage was not pre-
447:sent, and no member of the Board appeared to have beon
448:entrusted with a motion on his behalf, it was suggested
449:that the matter must necessarily fall to the ground as a
450:dropped motion. - Mr. Hobson explained that he had re-
451:ceived a letter from Mr. Armitage, in which that gentle-
452:man stated that domestic affliction prevented him being
453:present, but-in case-the-commissioners still adhered to
454:their former resolution he was wishful: that the ma'-
455:ter should fall to the ground. - After some further dis-
456:cussion on the point the matter dropped. -The Law
457:CLERK explained the course it was necessary for the
458:surveycr to the commissioners to pursue in refe-ence to
459:fixing the levels of the different streets, viz., by fixing a
460:mark in a particular place, from which the levels of all
461:erections must be worked. It was remark:2d that Mr.
462:Armytage had been already instructed by tha committee
463:to pursue that' course, and that he was doing so at evcry
464:spare interval of time he had......commissioner Eastwood
465:remarked that the committee thought they were within the
466:power of their act when they passed the resolution in refer-
467:ence to levelling the streets before any buildings were
468:erected, and they had adopted that course in order to
469:avoid dilemmas and mistakes as to the level on the part of
470:persons crecting premises in these new streets. The con-
471:uence of disrczgarding this precantion was referred to in
472:reference to St. Paul's-street and Ramsden-street, which
473:were without any proper level or drain, and the houses
474:in that part were described as consequently in a very
475:wretched state...... Commissioner MOORE said that the com-
476:mittee weve anxious to pursue a legal course, but the state
477:of St. Paul's-street was most, discreditable, and it was a
478:matter of regret that the agents of Sir John Ramsden still
479:neglected, although frequently applied to, to issue the
480:roper notices. The committee had waited for the notices
481:ing given, out of pure delicacy to Si- John's agents, but
482:it had now become a matter of so great inconvenience
483:that the question resolved itself into one of great importance,
484:while in tact all the blame was thrown.on the shoulders of
485:the Commissioners when in reality they were nor at all to
486:blame. They had therefore ordered the Surveyor not to
487:pass any plans for ereetions im streets where the necessary
488:conditions had not been complied with, iu order that they
489:might have a pressure on the Ramsden Trustees to prevent
490:any further delay of the necessary notices. ......several com-
491:missioners complained of a similar state of things in Zet-
492:land Street, Wentworth Street, New North ad, and
493:other parts of the town, the Chairman ultimately remark-
494:ing that in case the commissioners in future refused to give
495:parties a power tv build in those streets referred to then
496:the Ramsden Trustees would soon fmd a remedy for it
497:Loans oF Money. - The Finance Committee reported
498:that they had received scveral offers of money in answer to
499:their advertisement for a loan of £5000, one of which they
500:cussion ensued, some of the commissioners being of opinion.
501:that the interest in the instance recommended by the com-
502:missioners was too high, and not so eligible as another
503:offer made. It was subsequently agreed that the Law
504:Clerk should place himself in communication with the party
505:whose offer was recommended, with the view to the reduc-
506:tion of the rate of interest thereon.
507:THE Gas QUESTION. - Commissioner MOORE said," that
508:as the originator of the motion on this subject, which stood
509:next on the books, he would state, that so soon as he
510:learned that their respected chairman would be absent at
511:that meeting, he at once made up his mind not to intro-
512:duce this question in his absence, for as it was a matter
513:whick hivetved so many scrious consequences that it required
514:the serious consideration of every commissioner. In the
515:absence of their chainnan, therefore, he should not feel
516:adopt this course out of any disr t to their present
517:chairman, (hear, hear,) but, all things considered, he was
518:not sorry that the matter was to be postponed for 2 short
519:time. It was a question so deeply interesting to the town
520:at large, that a fortnight's further consideration of it would
521:do no harm, for he was sorry to say that some of the com-
522:missionerg were not ripe for the subject. (cries of "chair.")
523:If he was out of order he would of course say no more
524:than that he was actuated purely by a public feeling-
525:(hear, hear)-he had no private interez' ¢iygeby to serve-
526:nay, more, he knew that the step £<.@8 now taking
527:would be at his ewn cost-(hear, hear)-'ut so long as
528:he was @ commissioncr he would do his duty, and as he
529:knew that Bis own term of office would soon be at an end,
530:he was resolved that such a motion should be discussed be-
531:fore he left that honourable board, He was quite satisfied
532:that some of his brother Commissioners were not yet ripe
533:to make one observation in reference t) their finances.
534:There had an e runeous impression got abroad wi:h respect
535:to their funds. even among the commissioners. One of
536:their board had told him that they had old. debts enough
537:without contracting new ones. He (the speaker) should like
538:to know what they were. He know of none.except th: s¢
539:wh'cli had been contra:ted to ba repaid in 30 years. He
540:knew not, either, of any enormous. expenditure. True,
541:they hid horruwed £5,(40 at 43 por cent.. but then they
542:had got fv2 per ceat. for ié back azain, and; therefore, he-
543:emtendsd tha' the more- money the ¢ mm'ssione:s bor-
544:rowe1 the better it would-be forthe ratepryers.. (hear,
545:hear.) He wished to correct those erroneo.s impressions,
546:and to check those' assertion: wherein it- wa; suid
547:that ther were going on at an extravagant rate.
548:He considered that tne affairs of the town were in
550:: wherewith to make
551:recommended for the approval of the Board. - A long dis-
552:secure in discussing theis important subject. He did not
553:hands of a deliberative
554:anxjous-to promote the interests of the town, at as little
555:cost to the ratepayeos as le. It was wrong to
556:masa that they were
558:class of individuals, who were
559:when, in reality, they. were merely borrowi
560:wit rivate improvements, out of which the
561:commussionérs would theniselves make a handsome profit.
562:It was subsequently agreed that the qnestion should : be
563:adjourned until that day fortnight, on the suggestion of
564:Cominissioner Crosland, a meeting to be then specially
565:convened for that purpose.
566:A vacanty was declared in the Board in
567:the eonttinued absence, beyond the
568:c consequence of
569:n time specified in the act,
570:of Mr, Abraham Hirst, and it was resolved that the vacancy
571:should be filled up at. the special meeting above alluded to.
572:Several other matters were brought before the Board,
573:but we regret that our limits have compelled us materially
574:to abridge the proceedings. In future we hope to have
575:completed arrangements by which the proceedings of the
576:Board may be' reported at greater lengtli in our columns.
577:Lymmincton Enkction. - The nomntination of candidates
578:took place on Monday, and on Tuesday the polling com-
579:monced. The combatants were Mr. Hutchins, (free-trader)
580:and Mr. Stewart, (eraieotioniat,} Mr. Stewart resigned at
581:3 p. m. and the former was consequently declared duly
582:elected. This is consideredatriumph by the free-trade party.
583:THE GORHAM Controversy. - A long and protracted
584:correspondence between the Rev. W. Maskell, of Exeter,
585:and the Archbishop of Canterbury, has just been published.
586:Mr. Maskell endeavours to elicit categorical answers to five
587:dogmatical propositions concerning baptismal regeneration,
588:and the other leading points of dispute between the Trac-
589:tarians and Evangelicals, The Archbishop replies with
590:much firmness, good temper, and with a considerable de-
591:gree of explicitness. Hs. Grace's replies have an evident
592:leaning to the Evangelical side, but he purposely avoids
593:giving a particular or detailed judgment, to do which, he
594:asserts, he has no authority. r. Maskell, however,
595:pushes the point yet further, when the Archbishop sa
596:that he (MR. Maskell) is to preach "according to Holy
597:Writ," and advises him "to enquire whether in the exer-
598:cise of his ministry, he had not been in the habit of paying
599:too much attention and attributing too much authority to
600:something else, rather than that on which they could alone
601:depend-the Word of God."...... The Bishop of Gloucester
602:and Bristol has replied to the address presented to him by
603:a great number of his clergy on the Gorham case, stating
604:that he agrees with them " in thinking that the constitu-
605:tion of the present court of appeal, in matters ecclesiastical,
606:unsatisfactory." He states that " all the members of the
607:English Episcopate are at this time in anxious deliberation
608:on the subject," and desires prayers that they may " come
609:to such a conclusion as may obviate what is at present ano-
610:malous and objectionable, and may promote the peace and
611:unity of our beloved church."
612:SINGULAR CASSE OF CHILD MURDER. - A constable,
613:named John Hawkins, living at Heage, near Belper, hav-
614:ing received an anonymous letter, setting forth that a young
615:woman, named Elizabeth Vicars, who resided with her
616:mother in a small cottage, had been confined, and that the
617:two parties were suspected of having murdered the child,
618:immediately went to the house, and having made known
619:his business in calling, was told by the mother that the
620:report was groundless. He, however, apprehended the
621:daughter and mother, and on the former being examined
622:by Mr. Allen, a surgeon, he pronounced her to have been
623:delivered of a child. ae constable then proceeded to
624:search the cottage, and finding that a ing stone
625:had been rovontly removed, the discove: ror tee Moonee
626:murder flashed across his mind, and he forthwith took the
627:stone up, and found the body of a newly-born female child,
628:wrapped up in an old black apron, the legs being doubled
629:up under its body, and the latter squeezed quite flat. The
630:constable found concealed in the cottage a sum in gold and
631:silver, amounting to £53 3s. In another hole a quantity of
632:copper money was found, which has not been counted, but
633:which weighed 37lb., and in another place he found
634:£10 9s. 53d. Where they got the money from is a mystery.
635:Both prisoners occasionally went out i The entire
636:surface of the scalp was a mass of bruises, and black from
637:effused blood. The-injuries were inflicted during the life of
638:the child. A conversation between the two prisoners,
639:which had been overheard in the lock-up, proved that both
640:were guilty. The jury returned a verdict of " Wilful mur-
641:der" against both, and they were fully committed for trial.
642:. 'freaks oF Mk. WOMBWELL'S ELEPHANT. - On Thurs-
643:day, Mr. Wombvwell's elephant caused some consternation
644:at Castle Edwarl Colliery, near Sunderland. Symptoms
645:of an outbreak had appeared on his journey from Hartle.
646:pool, inasmuch as some difficulty was experienced in pre-
647:venting him doinz injury to the horses that helped him to
648:draw the caravan. nce loosened, however, from harness,
649:the huge animal instantly cleared his way of horses, cara-
650:van, and every obstruction, animate and inanimate. The
651:pitmen's henroosts, and such like, were crushed like egz-
652:shells, to the evident consternation of the bystanders, but
653:it became a task of serious difficulty to catch and secure
654:the animal. Ropes were passed around his trunk and legs,
655:stones were thrown, and guns fired at him, but for some
656:time with no other effect than to intensify his exasperation.
657:At last he was thrown down, and then, finding himself
658:foiled, he calmly allowed himself to be led to his den,
659:where, throughout the evening, he rang his bell for nuts
660:and gingerbread with the greatest good humour. The
661:next morning, on removing to Seaham Harbour, the same
662:scene was repeated, but mingled with greater cause of
663:alarm. When brought to be harnessed, as usual, he gave
664:proof that he would much rather break his caravan to
665:pieces than draw it. The test alarm prevailed amonest
666:the observers, lest some of the caravans should be so da-
667:maged as to allow animals perhaps even more prone to do
668:mischief than the elephant to escape. 'although this was
669:nearly the case on one or two occasions, yet nothing so se-
670:rious came to pass, and the premises were finally cleared of
671:the strange visitor and his companions.
673:(continued from the Sixth Page.)
674:HOUSE OF LORDS.
675:Thursday, May 2.
676:BIRTH OF A Prince. - The Marquis of LANSDOWNE
677:moved an address to Her Majesty congratulating her on
678:the birth of another Prince, and conveying the assurance
679:that every accession to Her Majesty's domestic happiness
680:afforded sincere satisfaction to the House....... After a few
681:words from the Duke of RICHMOND, expressing the entire
682:concurrence of allon his side of the House in the sentiments
683:to which the Marquis of Lansdowne had given utterance,
684:the address was put, and carried remine contradicente.
685:AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS. - The Duke of Ricuwonp
686:then presented a petition from Morayshire, complaining of
687:agricultural distress, along with nearly 100 others, and
688:called the attention of Lord Grey to the fact that in one
689:Northumberland paper no less than 60 advertisements were
690:to be found referring to farms on which stock was about to
691:be sold. He reiterated his declaration that the British
692:yeoman would be exterminated unless the country returned
693:to Protectionist principles....... Earl GREY said that this
694:was the season of the year at which the removal of tenants
695:from their farms took place in the north, and this cause
696:was a sufficient explanation of the number of sales adver-
697:tised. It appeared also, from a letter dated in September,
698:1844, and published in a Sussex paper, that in that year,
699:under protection, sales of stock on 70 farms were advertised
700:in one paper, so that by the argument of the Duke of
701:Richmond the state of the agricultural interest was worse
702:in 1844 than in 1850. In this opinion, the real weight
703:whicl: had broken the neck of the British farmer was the
704:miscalled protection under which he had been oppressed.
705:The Duke of ARGYLE thought that undue importance
706:had been given to an expression of Lord Lansdowne, to the-
707:effect that free trade was an experiment ; for even admit-
708:ting it to be an experiment, it was not one which: could be
709:easily reversed. In his opinion, the present state of things.
710:was exceptional, and it was impossible to argue as-to the-
711:permanent depression of agricultural produce fiom existing -
712:prices....... After some further discussion in which several:
713:noble lords joined, the matter dropped. - Their Lordships
714:havi disposed of some routine. business, the louse
716:HOUSE OF COMMONS.
717:Phursday, May-2.. -
718:Duty on ATTORNEYS' CERTIFICATES. - The debate on
719:the motion for-leave to bring in a.bill:to-repeal the annual
720:duty on. attorneys' certificates (adjourned on the 26th of
721:t February) was resumed; by Sir-F' Trresicer wh
722:fur this discussion, and consequently he was most anxious ») : ee supported
723:the motion...... The CHANCELLO® of the EXCHEQUER resis-
724:ted the repeal of the tax, remarking that it was one
725:'which he could' not relimquish without sacrificing more
726:revenue than he-ought to do....... After a further brief dis-
727:cussion, tle House divided, when the motion was. carried
728:(against the- Government) by 155 against 136, and leave
729:was given to bring in the bill. .
730:County Cour?s Extension Brilt. - On the order of the
731:day for going into committee on the bill, Me. KEOGH moved
732:an instruction to the committce to extend its operation
733:to Iretand:...... Sir G. Grey said, the Government were
734:preparing " bill of consolidasiin, and when it came before:
735:the House, this question, ts tite principle of which he was
736:not hostile, migh; be mora:fitly considered Myr, K.gosu.
737:thereupon withdrew. Kia. motion, and the House weat into
738:committee upon the bill, which, a%e: several amendiucats
739:had been made; was rep:
740:. LATEST INTELLIGENCE.
741:over head: and ears in .
743:' BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.
744:Lonpon, Friday Nicxt.
745:dates are-Bombay, April 3d ; Calcutta, March 25th ;
746:China, March 7th. India is quiet, except the Peshawm
747:frontier ; another expedition there is contemplated. The
748:Chinese piratical fleet has been completely demolished by a
749:British steamer. -
750:Bombay. - The import market extremely dull, and some-
751:what lower for the little business done. ports also dull.
752:Freights very depressed. Rate to Liverpool, £3 first class ;
753:£2 TBS. second class ; and to London £3.
754:Catcurta. - Imports very quiet, and in some cases lower.
755:In exports, activity subsided, waiting further advices.
756:Freights lower and little doing. Bank of Bengal has raised
757:rate for loans and discount 1 per cent.
758:WEST INDIA AND PACIFIC MAILS.
759:The " Tay" steamer arrived at. Southampton this morn-
760:ing at Ten. She brings 1,000,000 dollars and 2,500 ounces
762:Jamaica, APRIL 7. - Want of rain much felt. No change
763:in business. Sugar dull at 13s. to 16s. Coffee declined.
764:TRINIDAD, APRIL 6. - Sugar crop proceeding rapidly.
765:Crop expected to be less than last year.
766:BARBADOES, APRIL 8. - Scarcity of rain. Crop ex-
767:pected about same as last year. England has concluded
768:a treaty with Costa Rica.
769:CLOSING PRICES. - YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, 4 p.m.
770:THe Funps. - Consols for Account, 95} to 953; Money
771:ditto; Three and a quarter per Cent., 963 to 973; Ex-
772:chequer Bills, 67 to 70.
773:Suares. - London and North Western, 101 to 1013;
774:Midland, 313 to 32; North Staffordshire, 103 to 10} dis. ;
775:South Eastern and Dover, 13} to 13}; Ditto 4 per Cent.
776:reduced, 43 to 48; Caledonian, 74 to 73; Ditto Pref., 5} to
777:52; Counties, to a; Great Northern, 16} to
778:153; Great Western, 504 to 513; Midland Halves, 2Y to
779:283; York and North Midland, 143 to 15.
780:Consols done to-day at 96, but towards the close of busi-
781:ness they declined, m consequence of the foreign news
782:received during the afternoon not being considered favour-
783:able. Not much business done.
784:Less doing in Railways than in any day during the last
785:fortnight. Market closes tiat, generally. Midland Halves
786:lower upon the call.
787:NEWMARKET RACES, May 3.
788:HANDICAP. NEWMARKET STAKES,
789:Harkaway, filly ............ 1 Cambro... 1
790:Gurdam ........cecceeeee eee 2 Nutshell 2.0.20... 2
791:Utrecht ....00 ee 3
792:Won by a length. '
793:London CORRN MARKET. - Arrivals of English wheat,
794:scanty, but of foreign large. Attendance of buyers small.
795:Trade slow at Monday's terms. No change in fiour. Top
796:market sold steadily at previous prices. Barley of geod
797:quality supported previous rates. Inferior kinds of foreign
798:moved off slowly at about Monday's terms. No change in
799:malt. Peas and beans met a limited demand at previous
800:rices. Good English oats in small supply and brought
801:Tate rates, but for foreign demand continues dull and Mon-
802:day's terms scarcely supported. No change in seeds and
803:little doing. English white wheat, 38s. to 47s.; Ditto
804:red ditto, 35s. to 41s. English :-Wheat 2,140, barley 750,
805:oats 1,020, malt 2,650, flour 3,310. Foreign :- Wheat
806:17,540, barley 8,760, oats 38,610.
807:LIVERPOOL CORN MARKET, May 3. - There has heen a
808:good attendance to-day, and a steady demand for Wheat
809:at the full prices of Tuesday, but in a few instances ls. per
810:70lbs. advance was paid. Flour has also met a fair inquiry
811:at extreme prices. Oats, Oatmeal, Beans and Peas are
812:each the turn dearer. Barley and Malt unchanged. In-
813:dian Corn in good request, but without change in value.
814:LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET, May 3. - Sales to-day :
815:12,000 Bales: half on speculation. Sales of the week :
816:90,640 Bales, including 37,520 on speculation, and 4610 for
817:export. Prices 4 to } above last week.
818:SMITHFIELD CATTLE MARKET, Lonpdon, May 3d. -
819:Beasts, 919; Sheep and Lambs, §,610; Calves, 403:
820:Pigs, 275. Beet, 2s. 2d., 3s. 2d. ;, Mutton, 3s., 3s. ud. ;
821:Veal, 2s. 8d., 4s.; Pork, 3s. 2d., 4s. 2d. ; Lamb, 5s., 5e. 81.
822:Holland, Beasts, 70; Sheep, 240; Calves, 217. Nortotk
823:and Suffolk Beasts, 300. Scotch Beasts, 240. A moderate
824:supply of Beasts. Trade very dull at Monday's Prices.
825:A few Scots realized 3s. 4d. ; Lambs and Calves sold slowly ;
826:Sheep out of the wool made more than 3s. 1d.
827:AWFUL TRAGEDY-THREE PERSONS KILLED AND Svl-
828:CIDE OF THE MURDERER. - Stafford and the neighbourheed
829:were on Wednesday alarmed by a report, which turned
830:out quite correct, of a most tragical event having taken
831:lace at Ingestre, the seat of Earl Talbot. It appears thot
832:r. Yarker, head gamekeeper to Earl Talbot, who was re-.
833:covering from an attack of delirium tremens, was attended
834:by Walter Murray, the. n who was placed in charze of
835:him by the advice of his medical adviser, Mr. Waddell. of
836:Stafford, who had repeatedly given instructions that any
837:weapon with which he could ibly do any injury shonl:l
838:be cautiously kept from him, and also that he should he
839:strictly watched It appears, however, that Murray, who
840:is an under-keeper, about six o'clock on Tuesday evenin;::,
841:incautiously allowed Yarker to take out a gun, in company
842:with him, for the of shooting jackdaws. After -
843:they had procceded about a mile from the house Yar'tur
844:shot Murray with a bullet : Yarker then returned iiom",
845:leaving his victim dead in a kind of tower or temple. Tae
846:servant girl was in the kitchen whea Yarker arrive there,
847:taking tea, with an infant in her arms; he opened ine
848:door, and shot her dead through the head, the child falli.g
849:unhurt to the ground. Yarker's sister, who is the widow
850:of a medical gentleman, was in the small apartment, n+
851:more than three yards from him; he levelled the gun xt
852:her, and she shifting her position he lowered his gun fr. "
853:his shoulder ; again levelled it and fired ; she distinctly - +
854:the flash, and immediately moved her head and escaped
855:with two shots in the face; Yarker then ran from 't'e
856:house and escaped into the wood with his gun unloade:.
857:His wife, who was in the yard, followed him. In abou: tn
858:minutes from this time Yarker's s'ster heard the report." f
859:a gun, and in about two minutes af erwards the report " f
860:another. Mr. Waddell, the surgeon, was immediately sort
861:for from Stafford, and on his arrival at the scene forrd
862:Yarker and his wife lying about five yards distant fic m
863:each other, Mrs. Yarker having been shot through tre
864:heart, and the upper part of Yarker's head' entirely blo n
865:off, taking with it nearly the whole of the-contents of t' e
867:VARIATIONS IN THE TEMPERATURE.
868:Recorded by J. B. LOMBARDENI, Market-place.
869:Temperature by self-registering Thermometer,
871:Night previous to
872:Janbary 7th, 1850, at 20 deg., being 12 deg. of Frest.
873:», 1dth, 9 ldey., ,,. lider. ,,
874:» 18th, 4, Ilideg., ,, lbdeg. ,,
875:March 27th, 3 2ldeg., ,, 11 deg. -
876:9 28th, yx. 20-deg., ,, 42 deg.. "
877:NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS.
879:"' ANTI-STICK" complains that he has nearly had one of his
880:eyes knocked out by one of those "little" young gentie-
881:men who, through fashion or x love of singularity, per-
882:ambulate our principal streets with huge walking-sticks
883:in their hands.. We can suggest no remedy for the evif
884:save a disregard ef its practitioners, and a careful leck
885:out on behalf of " Anti-Stick" and his friends,
887:On the 1st inst., at the- Parish Church, Wakefield, Mr.
888:Jaines Sykes, watch maker, of this town, to Mary, eldest
889:dexazhicr of Mr. Wm. Cuthbert. smith and farrier, Wakcfeld.,
890:On the 24th ult., at Headingley. William Hastins+,
891:Esq., of this town, to Anna, second daughter of Edwin.
892:Birchall, Esq., of Burley-hill, near Leeds, -
893:On the 28th ult., at the Parish Church, in this tow,
894:Mr. Thoinas P. Lee, cloth-dresser, to Miss Mary Hors ',
895:both of Huddersfield,
896:On the 28th ult., at the Parish Chureh, Huddersfi'!,.
897:Mr. Joe Crosland, cloth-dresser, ta Miss Erma Shaw, both.
898:of Lindley. :
899:On the 28th ult., at the Parish Church, in. thik town,
900:Mr. Samuel Blakey, to Miss Catherine Bawer, both of'
902:On the 29th ult.,.at the Pariyh. Church, Huddersfied,
903:Mr. Joseph Shaw, cloth-dresser, of Paddock, to Miss Mary
904:Sykes, of Hilthouse..
905:On the 2nd@:inst., at the Parisi Church, in this town, Mr.
906:Jobn May; of Hilihouse; t Miss Elizabeth Rhedes, of
908:Qu.the 2th. ult.,.at St. Mary's Church, Elland, by i e
909:Rew. G, L, Beekwith, Mr. Joseph Hargreaves. to M s
910:Blizabeth Hefuwoll, both of Grectland. - Oq the 3uth ui.,,
911:ae Josephs Mitchell, to Miss Suzah Mitton, both of Gru -t.
912:a, a he .
914:-Jvuathan Eastwood, of Wooldalé, Holmiirth,
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