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em of which they were the moving power,-is THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1850. 5 ae described by the committee who had the pro- [portion] ation [action] of the measure -- . see ne 3rd of June the select committee commenced the ot of the clauses of the bill, when the first conside [consider] that financial boards should be established glause; [clause] P county throughout England and Wales, was ip eve py a majority of seven to six. On the 6th of June, Te when the second clause, defining the constitution ancial [financial] boards, was considered, its rejection was 'ad by 2 majority of seven to five. After this decision cai' [can] f course useless proceeding with the Measure, and i we remaining clauses were therefore negatived by per- [pearl] Emboldened by the rejection of the second and wr mental clause of the bill, and also by the absence of of the committee who had hitherto given sever their support, Sir John Pakington [Parkinson] proposed and ibe [be] qd. on the 17th of June, a series of resolutions as the tthe [the] committee's report to parliament. These reso- [rose- Rose's] 31S [1ST] of tl bas wus, [was] it iS needless to say, were alike hostile to the objects inti [into] lan of the bill, and were to the following effect -Ist, -Its] al t hitherto the financial affairs of counties had been con. tha [that] ted and satisfactorily 2nd, that the number duc [Du] presented to parliament in favour of our bill did of Prcvince [Prince] any general desire for a change; 8rd, [ord] that the not tion [ion] of the Dill would exclude from the transaction of financial business a number of large who magistrates, and introduce a small an fluctuating aren [are] of men of inferior pecuniary interests in county bes aud [and] finally, that if it should be thought desirable a ve a more popular constitution to the authority by eich [each] county finances are administered, the management 4 change ought to be undertaken by her Majesty's Asan [Asa] answer to the first two of these pro- [promotions] [C] tins we would point to the fact that during the last pe parliament, without any of the usual appliances by means of public meetings, three hundred ot q forty-six petitions in favour of the establishment of ants financial boards were presented, while there was cous [cos] one sulitary [solitary] petition protesting against such a step, ae yenturing [entering] to vindicate the present system of county nancial [national] management. The third proposition is only a re- [direction] of the exploded fallacy that property alone yr lifes [life] for the intelligent discharge of public duties 3; and concealment also of the fact that in proposing the tablishinent [establishment] of county tinancial [financial] boards the promoters of the pili [pill] are willing to allow one-half of the members of such poards [boards] to consist of magistrates. The fourth preposition of the committee (that any nange [range] in the system of county financial managemet [management] 'ht to be undertaken by her Majesty's government) is ot with which we cordially concur but, unfortunately, her Mujesty's. [Majesty's] government has hitherto appeared totally anc [an] onscious [conscious] of this responsibility resting upon it. As soon, however, as Symptoms of consciousness on this head happen to prescut [Prescot] themselves, we shall only be too glad to see her government assuming a task which we in despair, and not frum [from] arrogance, had taken upon ourselves. As was well observed by one of the M.P. speakers ot this meeting, our Government always follows in the wake of public opinion-never evokes, organ- [organs] ses, [se] or leads it. The English statesman, when ipstalled [installed] in office, has none of the anglo-Yankee [Anglo-Yankee] quality in his movements. His conduct when ow-when directing the pressure from yithout -when [without -when] heading Her Majesty's opposi- [opposite- opposition] tion, [ion, way have exhibited great zeal and earnest- [earnestness] ness in favour of popular principles and popular modes of action. But there is all the difference between the owts [oats] and cvs. [vs] The one, for party pur- [our- purposes] poses, will, with celerity, head a popular move- [movement] ment-give [men-give -give] it form-distinctness-shape-effect. The otlerseems [atlases] oblivious to all that is passing around him in the real world of action, the busy stirring scene of human passion and development and ap- [apparently] parently [apparently] only conscious of the existencies [existence] within that fabled Elysium of the politicians' aspirations, the offices of Downing-street, until the pent-up camour, [came] arising from hope long deferred in the yorld [world] without, suddenly finds vent, breaks upon his sleepy ear, dissipates the lethargic drowsiness, and compels him to action to quiet the disturbed ele- [Lee- elements] ments [rents] of agitation thus set in motion and com- [commotion] motion. To induce the Government, therefore, to take their proper position in this proper movement, will require the proper organization and direction of public opinion in favour of the important and necessary change sought for. As to the necessity of some change in the mode of administering the County funds, all parties are agreed. Years ago, Lord Jonny brought ina bill to accomplish that object and the principle of combining representative responsibility with county ratings and expenditure, has been affirmed hy the House of Commons itself. And even the late select committee of county magistrate M. P.'s, to quote the words of the Report already des- [described] eribed [bribed] . Even the select committee prejudiced and biassed as the majority appeared to be, could not refrain from making the following admission in its report . That the evidence which this committee has received bas led them to the conclusion that improvements might be √©fected [effected] in the present mode of transacting the financial business of counties, some of which would require legislative enactments. This admission we might have expected to be followed by some effective remedial proposals, instead of which we fnd [and] the following trivial and superficial suggestions . 1. That economy of county rates would be promoted if clerks of the peace were remunerated. for their services b' fixed salarics [salary] instead of by fees, and the duties of their would in such case be as well, if not better, ischarged, [discharged] 2. That notices of the financial and other business to be irausacted [erected] at each quarter sessions for counties, ought to be previously advertised in county newspapers for two or lure weeks, for the information of the ratepayers at large, aud [and] copies of annual financial statements ought to be dis- [distributed] inbuted [invited] to every union within each county for circulation. 3. That the financial accounts of counties ought to be atmually [oatmeal] andited [Anted] by some efficient and responsible public officer, and the right of inspecting all vouchers and accounts o public expenditure ought, under proper regulations, to elven to the ratepayers. to say, that we regard these recommenda- [recommend- recommendation] Hous, [House] even if carried into effect, as utterly inadequate to correction of the abuses of county expenditure and to [C] satisfaction of the ratepayers. In the first place, the s of clerks of the peace form only one item in the 'tuudlly [Dudley] recurring list of county disbursements, and, U ever adjusted, could have no influence 'pon [on] the more serious expenditure relating to gaols, [goals] asylums, the constabulary, &e. In the second place, the Tatepayers [Ratepayers] could derive little benefit from the proposed aa of motions and distribution of accounts, so long as ,. actual voice, by means of representatives, was inter- [inter] be at the deliberations of the magistracy. And not- [notwithstanding] pithstanding [standing] the committee's offer to submit the magis- [magic- mags] accounts to public audit in future, we cannot but ik it would be more consonant with reason and justice Prevent unproper [proper] expenditure being incurred, than to yt agains [against it when it cannot be retracted. con rare we prepared to advise the acceptance of other sen which have lately been suggested, such as Multi a limited number of guardians to take part in and section of county financial business, the numbers Powers of the magistracy engaged in such business TeWalning [Dwelling] g 7 ae i i ill of 48 at present. The proposal contained in our ' d last Session (viz. the constitution of county financial of ne Consisting of one half of magistrates, and one-half ofp [of] Pavers, elected by representative members of boards Fon [On] Was supported in the select committee by the an of the then under-secretary of state for the home 'partment, [department] and we have not yet heard a more feasible iu corre [core] the representation of the ratepayers the mu, tains. [trains] We would, therefore, respectfully advise ty tree wes [West] to adhere to the measure in its integrity, and ee its adoption upon government by every means in its 7 Ot session OF ses [se] qua py b So also would we advise, not the meeting alone, tatepaying [repaying] classes generally, to adhere to the news (designed to give them a fair share in the ' penditure [expenditure] of their own money,) in its integrity ; snd [and] to 'ge its adoption upon government by every ae 1 their power. As was well observed by [C] Manchester Guardian on Wednesday The Mth [Mt] which the Committee having charge of the ms and also their friends throughout the a 'Ty, are to pursue in the ensuing session is nt out for them with tolerable clearness and If their only chance in Parliament tw taking Government the champions of the sure, they must strengthen the hands of the hot say, by awakening public feeling out of doors, bron [Brown] mm one or two northern counties, but ws the kingdom. So long as ratepayers ew ne temain [remain] apathetic, it is of little use for a shir [Sir] ards of Guardians in Lancashire and York- [York] may, Sttempt [Attempt] to carry a bill through Parlia- [Parliament- Parliamentary] gener [gene] ner [ne] sound its principle, which its the vi Plan and details must array against them Men ole combined strength of the country gentle and the Protectionists, and indeed of all those strates states] in Parliament who are not disposed to a Vote of censure upon themselves, as incapable they ha Siug [Sing] the affairs of the counties in which Ppen [Open] to reside. trust that the ratepayers will not remain im [in] when the real nature of the measure, and ue, Ttant [Tan] principles at issue, are made known. 'ome [one] ust st] also that the conviction will speedily t com neral, general] and constitutional action follow upon ex iction-that action-that] the present mode of raising tiple [tile] County Rates is founded on a prin- [pain- projected] as to require the interference of the Local Entelligence. [Intelligence] SOCIETY FoR [For] THE PROPOGATION [PROPORTION] OF THE GOSPEL IN armel [armed] FARtS.- [Farce.- Farce] Special services in promotion of the ob ee of this society have been held in Huddersfield and at con Bridge, during the past week. On Sunday e 29th ult., the Rev. G. U. Po the society's missionary at Tinnevelly, [Donnell] Southern India, preached at St. Paul's in the morning, at Armitage Bridge in the afternoon, and t Yening, [Yearning] obtaining collecti [collector] respectively of 9 9s., 4 10s and 13 ie 10d. The pa meeting was held on Monday evening, in the Upper an School room, Northgate, the Rev. Josiah Bateman, -4i. Vicar, presiding. The report of the district society was read by the Rev. J. W. Read, Collegiate School, and which, though not so favourable as its friends could have wished, presented great encouragement for future exertion. There had been contributed in the last year, from Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield, [Huddersfield] 24; Lockwood, 18 3s. 2d.; and Armitace [Armitage] Bridge, 6 8s. 34d.-in [d.-in] all, 48 1s. 33d. and it was hoped, from the present aspect of affairs, that a much Se pratifying [gratifying] re at would be given at their next meeting.-The Rev. Mr. Benstead. i Lockwood, moved the first resolution ste poumbent [payment] of That the extent of the emigration fro rt consequent necessity for increased effort fo aes the colonial church, render the claims of this venerable society at Th time peculiarly pressing on all members of our church. 4s was seconded in an eloquent speech by the Rev. Haigh, incumbent of St. Paul's and su ported jae [Jane] rae tical [critical] address by the Rev. Mr. Bickerdikes, [Bickerdike] of St. Mary's Leeds.-The second resolution was moved by the Rev. W. Tatlock, [Matlock] of Kirkheaton, in an effective speech - That the opportunity for extending our missi [Miss] ainong [among] the heathen in our dependencies, ate 'such as te neglected without incurring the heaviest condemnation; and we are, therefore, called upon to aid the venerabie [venerable] society in this important department of her work. The Rev. G. U. Pope, the deputation from the parent Society, in seconding the resolution, made a very interest- [interesting] ing speech, in reference to the society's labours in Southern India, and detailed at some length the gratifying results which had been produced in Many parts of that extensive empire, but regretted that the exertions of the society were uted. [ted] by ant of fabde.-A. [fade.-A] collection was made, untin [until] 3. 83d., givi [give] rising of these services of Hotel mata [Malta] 2 nt FEMALE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE.-Yesterday eveninz [evening] week, the Rev. R. Skinner gave an address to the pupils and friends ,of the above Institute In the course of his very Interesting and encouraging address the rev. gentle- [gentleman] man spoke with marked approval of the object and success of the Institute, and affectionately urged the young people, for whose benefit it was opened, to avail themselves, diligently, of the precious advantages placed within their reach. The rev. gentleman also noticed that the Institute was ground upon which all Christians could meet and work lovingly together. For the encouragement of the pupils, in the pursuit of knowledge under difficulties, the speaker in- [instanced] stanced [stances] the case of the authoress of the Pearl of Days, herself a labourer's daughter, and expressed a hope that the young people would possess themselves of a copy of her truly valuable book. The company separated with feel- [feelings] ings of interest and delight occasioned by the emphatic and pleasing manner in which the object and capability of the Institute had been recognised and commended. OF GUARDIANS.-The usual fortnight meeting of the Board was held in their room in Albion-sireet, [Albion-street] yes- [yesterday] terday, [yesterday] M. Sykes, Esq., in the chair. The general business transacted was quite unimportant. An application was made by Mr. Richardson, of Bradford, who has been autho- [author- authorised] rised [raised] to commute the tithes of the township, for the use of the township maps, to assist him in his proceedings. Though the power of granting his request did not rest. with the guardians, a resolution was passed requesting the over- [overseers] seers to place the maps at his service. The following are the out-door returns - OUT-DOOR RELIEF-WEEKES [RELIEF-WEEKS] ENDING SEPT. 20, District. Elevent [Eleven] Week. Twelfth Week. cs 57 4 9 Kirkburton ............... AB AT 38 eee [see] 56 9 8 GolCAP [Golcar] 80 10 8B 3117 11 Holmfirth 27 1 3 27 3 1 167 2 3 172 15 5 OcroBER [October] Farr.-This fair was held yesterday, and there was a good attendance of buyers. There was more than the usual quantity of lean stock shown, of an average quality. Buyers bought freely and a great many beasts changed hands, at fair prices. Drapes sold tolerably well, and there was a brisk demand for cows, and good beasts, The horse fair was indifferently supplied both as to quantity and quality, and sales were slack. Good animals changed hands at the market price, but inferior stock was not much in demand. It is high time that the attention of the pro- [proper] per authorities was directed to the character and the accommodation presented on these occasions, and imme- [Mme- immediate] diate [date] steps taken for improvement. Surely an extensive and vastly important manufacturing borough, like Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield, [Huddersfield] can provide a better beast market, than its prin- [pain- principal] cipal [principal] public thoroughfares-to say nothing of the filth, and nuisance, and danger created in a respectable and busy neighbourhood by the congregation, in dense masses, of droves of beasts, and horses, in such parts as King- [King street] street, Cross-church-street, and Kirkgate. Borovucu [Borough] REGISTRATION.-The Court for the revision of the list of persons entitled to vote for a member of parlia- [Parliament- parliament] ment [men] for the borough of Huddersfield was held on Thurs- [Thursday] day, the 3rd instant, at the Rose and Crown Inn, William Grey, Esq., the revising barrister, attended, but his duties were very light, and we understand that the list remains much as published by the overseers. One new claim was admitted, and several unimportant typographical errors in yhe [the] names corrected, when the court broke up. HUDDERSFIELD Naturalist Society, On Monday evening last, Dr. Sissons entered himself as an honorary mumber [number] of the society, and gratified the persons present with an interesting selection of plants, of the crytogamia [critical] ; and since he has presented Mr. J. Hanson with a considerable number of specimens from his private herbarium. ZETLAND HoTeL [Hotel] GLEE CLUB.-A numerous muster of the members of the Zetland Hotel Glee Club assembled together on Wednesday evening, to commence their winter campaign, upon which occasion Mr. J. Tolson presided . The singing of Mrs. Sunderland and Mrs. L. Peace was highly complimented, also Mr. G. Wilkinson, who sung in the most spirited style. During the concert some of the most charming and popular glees and trios were executed in amasterly [masterly] manner. This first meeting augurs well for a harmonious and successful season. TEMPERANCE CONCERT AT KirKBURTON.-On [Kirkburton.-On] Wed- [Wednesday] nesday [Wednesday] last a grand temperance entertainment took place in the Free Grammar School, by Messrs. Hamer, Moss, Field, and other popular performers in the temperance cause. RE-OPENING OF KIRKBURTON CHURCH.-This fine old edifice has lately been undergoing a thorough process of restoration and improvement. We are informed that it will be re-opened with divine service on Thursday next, on which occasion the sermons will be preached by the Rev. Hugh Stowell, M.A., in the forenoon, and the Rev. W. Sinclair, of Leeds, inthe [another] afternoon. Mr Parratt, the talented organist of our parish church, is to preside at the organ. Special sermons will also be preached on the Sunday following, by the Rev. R. Collins, M.A., vicar, the Ven. Charles Musgrave, D.D., Halifax, and the Rev. J. Bate- [Bateman] man, M.A. A COUNTRYMAN'S ESTIMATE OF THE REQUIREMENTS oF A InsPEcTOR.-The [Inspector.-The] other day a countryaspiran for constabulary honours waited upon Mr. Superintendent Thomas, and introduced himself as a candidate for a situa- [sta- situation] tion [ion] in the police force. Ah suppose, said he, ye want sumbody [somebody] among't watchmen, and as ah was out o' wark, [war] I thow't [tho't] wage wad just suit me. -As he appeared to be labouring under a mis-impression [is-impression] as to the nature of the office, Mr. Thomas informed him that it was not a watch- [watchman] man but an inspector of the night-force which was required, on which he resumed, Oh, that's another thing. But will ah do, think ye, for't job The Superintendent sub- [submitted] mitted [fitted] that his qualifications were at least singular, and directed his friend to wait upon Mr. Hobson, at the Board of Works, where he at once proceeded. After being duly presented to the official in attendance, he offered himself as a candidate for the office of police inspector. Ah thow't, [tho't] he began, it wad be a nice easy job, and 't wage wad just suit ma family. Well, replied the gentleman in attendance, hav'nt have'nt] you seen the bills that are on the walls Yes, responded the humble applicant, ah have seen 't bills, but ye noa, [no] ah can't read Can you write then Noa, No] ah can't write either. Then how can you enter the reports, and keep the proper accounts ' Qh, said the crest-fallen wish-to-be inspector, ah see you want a schollard -and, [scholars -and] turning lazily upon his heel, left the premises, apparently very much disappointed as to the result of his visit. 5 SINGULAR MARRIAGE FESTIVAL AT SKELMANTHORPE.- [SKELMANTHORPE] During the present week, this neighbourhood has been the scene of much merriment, occasioned by the marriage of an old veterau [veteran] who had seen more than sixty summers, and known by the name of The Old Soldier, by some, and by the name of The Old Snob, by others. It seems that our hero, for some time past, has manifested unmistakeable regard for a certain fair one, some ten years his junior, and who has been supported, most of her life, by the parish. It is hard to say how long he had felt the spark burning with- [within] in his bosom before it burst into a flame; but his neighbours having, for some time, noticed the direction which his affection took, asked him why he did not get married to which he replied, that he would soon do that if he had the means; whereupon, a subscription was entered into with all speed, and the needful amount was soon forth- [forthcoming] coming. The way having been thus made open, the day was fixed, inst which time great preparations were made. An old electioneering flag was procured, and a quan- [quay- quantity] tity [tit] of coloured paper and ribbon were collected, and the services of six donkeys procured. When the morning came, the procession was headed by a party carrying the tlag-then [tag-then] followed the ex-overseer, on horseback-then the happy couple, in a gig-and then the six donkeys, with their riders decorated with coloured paper and ribbons. When the knot was indissolubly tied, and they were returning from church, a person well known in the neighbourhood as the Skelmanthorpe Conservative Member, had placed himself in the window of a public-house, for the purpose of delivering a speech of congratulation to our newly- [newly married] married couple. While this was done, the procession halted. Invitations were given to the newly-married pair by the various publicans in the locality, and Lads and lasses, far and near, Came to see this sight so queer. F RICKET [TICKET] MaTcH.-CLERKS [March.-CLERKS] v. THE YOUNG MEN In F. Scuwane, [Swan] Esq's. EmpLoy.-On [Employ.-On] Thursday, a match was played in the Huddersfield Cricket Ground, by the clerks and youths in the two departments of the extensive esta- [east- establishment] blishment [establishment] of F. Schwann, Esq. of this town. After four hours of spirited contention, the pattern-room party came off the conquerors. In the first innings the clerks run 22, second 47; total, 69; the young men running in the first innings 44, and in the second, with only two wickets down, 28; total, 72. At seven o'clock the whole of the people belonging to the establishment assembled in a large room in the warehouse, and partook of a bountiful supper pro- [provided] vided [sided] by their liberal and noble hearted master. Mr. ohn [on] F. Brigg in the chair; Mr. George Armitage, vice. After the usual loyal and local tvasts [toasts] had been given, their wives and female friends were welcomed at eight o'clock to take part in music and dancing, which commenced in good style, and was joined in by Mr. Schwann and his sons. During the interval of dancing the piano was beautifully played on by Master Powell and others. The whole from first to last were of a very description, and all separated highly delighted with the evening's enter- [entertainment] tainment. [attainment] . JULLIEN's [JULIEN's] CONCERT.-Our readers will be aware that M. Julliea [Julia] gives his grand vocal and instrumental concert on Monday evening next, when he will be accompanied by Miss Dolby, Herr Koenig, and some of the leading artists of the London orchestra. We observe that many new pieces are to be introduced, amongst which we may notice the Nepaulese [Naples] and Hibernian Quadrilles, and the Derby Galop. That M. Jullien [Julien] is a liberal and persevering caterer for the musical taste of this country, few will be disposed to ques- [question] tion, [ion] and we doubt not but the unrivalled band which he has gathered together will obtain for him a full house. SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A PAROCHIAL CONSTABLE OF OBTAINING MONEY UNDER FaLSE [False] PRETENCES.-On Saturday last, an important investigation was entered into before Joseph Brook and George Armitage, Esqrs., [Esquires] on a charge preferred against Joseph Ives, a parochial constable residing at Cumberworth-Half, for obtaining money under false pretences. The case was conducted by Mr. J. I. Free- [Freeman] man, and defended by Mr. Clough. The examination ex- [excited] cited a good deal of interest, and the evidence was elicited -Jonathan Everett, on being sworn, deposed that on the 11th ult. he and John Bower were gaming near to the Sovereign Inn, Shepley, by playing at pitch and toss, and whilst there Ives came up, saying, Now, lads, I shall do you. Nothing further oce irred [one erred] on that day, but on the 12th witness went to the Sovereign Inn in consequence of being sent for, about one o'clock, and there saw J oseph [Joseph] Ives asleep in the kitchen. After being awoke, witness and Bower began to talk to him as to what had occurred the day before, and wished to know if he would let them off. He replied that it was the first time he had ever known anything against them, and would do so. Everett then said, 'Well, sir, what will it be. Ives replied that he would only make a charge of 5s. each Witness thought this was too much, but Ives answered that he had been to Burton to make an affidavit, and had sent a post-office order to Mr. Superintendent Heaton, at Hudderstield, [Huddersfield] for 10s. for two summonses. Witness then gave him the money, and said he thought Mr. Ives ought to spend it for the good of the company, but defendant said if he did so he would be a loser.-John Bower was next called, and after mentioning the circumstances connected with the gambling on the 11th, continued by saying that on the 12th [C] was again at the Sovereign Inn, and called for a glass of ale. Mr. Ives was there, and witness asked him if he would settle the case (meaning the gambling affair.) Ives said No; it has too far; Ihave [Have] been to Burton for an affidavit, and have sent to Heaton for two summonses. The conversation was continued for a short time, when Ives said he would settle it if Everett was there. Witness sent for Everett, and Ives offered to let the matter drop for 10s. Everett said this was too much. Five minutes were allowed for the payment of the money, before the expiration of which it was paid.-Mr. William Greenwood, timber merchant, Huddersfield, said that he was at the Sovereign Inn, Shepley, on the 12th, in company with Mr. Ainley, of the Commercial Inn, Huddersfield, and was present during the transactions above referred to. Everett and Bower asked Ives what he would settle the case for, and he said 5s. each. They replied it was too much, and Everett offered to give him 2s. 6d., but Ives refused, saying he should be a loser.-Mr, Benjamin Ainley, landlord of the Commercial Inn, Huddersfield, corroborated Mr. Greenwood's state- [statements] ments.-Mr. [rents.-Mr. .-Mr] Superintendent Heaton, on being sworn, said that he had never received any post-office order or any in- [in information] information from the defendant on the subject.-During the cross-examination by Mr. Clough, Bower swore that he would not have paid Ives anything to settle the affair, if he had not said he had sent for summonses. Mr. Clough, in his defence, referred to the respectability of Ives, stating that he had been fifteen years aconstable, [constable] threeyearsa [threes] ian, and for many years a trustee of the National School, and then proceeded to argue that the charge was not proved, inas- [ins- inasmuch] much as the Act of Parliament rendered it necessary to prove that the money had been obtained under a false pretence, whereas the defendant had only told a lie, and as the money had been immediately transferred to a chari- [chair- charitable] table institution, there could be no interested motive in the conduct of Mr. Ives. The magistrates retired for a short time, and, on returning, expressed their opinion that there was scarcely sufficient evidence to support the charge of false pretence, but they considered that the defendant had been guilty of great neglect of duty, and should fine him 40s. and expenses.-Mr. Ives -'It's a very hard case that I should have to pay this money. The magistrates replied that they thought the decision a lenient one. Mr. Clough objected that his client had not been charged with neglect of duty, and, therefore, contended that the bench could not punish under such acharge. [charge] Mr. Brook said that he thought it was very unfair, after the mag'strates [mag'states] had tried to meet the case leniently, for the soli- [sol- solicitor] citor [city] to place them in such a position. A conversation ensued on this objection, in the course of which informa- [inform- information] tion [ion] was tendered by the prosecution for neglect of duty- [duty the] the fine to stand in abeyance until the fresh examination had been gone into. Mr. Clough then applied for an ad- [adjournment] journment, [Government] as he was not prepared to meet the case on so short a notice. It was ultimately agreed that the case should be heard this day (Saturday). The fine and ex- [expenses] penses, [senses] we understand, have been since paid, and the case withdrawn. A RatTHeER [Rather] PECULIAR Kind oF INFORMATION. -The other day, a person went limping into a public-house, with an handkerchief tied round his right knee, when one of his old companions, who happened to be sat in corner, said- [said jack] 'Jack, what's the matter Nay, replied Jack, 'I don't know; doctor says it's an that I've got in me knee. CROSSE AND JELLIES.-It will be observed, by an advertisement in another column, that the Misses Woodhouse, confectioners, Kirkgate, have been appointed agents for these delicacies. MELTHAM ASSOCIATION FOR IMPROVING THE BREEDS OF Pics.-Our readers will observe with pleasure that the first show of this association, under the patronage of John Mal- [Al- Mallinson] linson, [London] Esq., of Thickhollins, [Collins] and the gentry of the neigh- [neighbourhood] bourhood, [boyhood] is to be held on Saturday next. The prepara- [prepared- preparations] tions [tins] that are making for the event, and the known superi- [superior- superiority] ority [purity] of stock of this nature in that locality, ensure an exhi- [ex hi- exhibition] bition [notion] of a very high character and the admirers of this department of natural history will, we are sure, be afforded ample gratification and pleasure. SHorT [Short] TIME COMMITTEE.-A meeting of the Short Time Committee was held at the Fountain Inn, Manchester-road, on Saturday evening, the 28th ult., for the purpose of enquiring into the working of the Factories Bill, now in operation, and other matters connected with the same. Mr. Joseph Oldfield in the chair, when it was resolved,- [resolved] That the best thanks of the Huddersfield Short Time Committee is due and hereby given to Richard Oastler, Esq., and all veal and true friends of the limitation of the hours of factory labour and, also, that this committee feels determined still to watch the progress of the bill, now in operation, and report any information to the proper quarters, that may be furnished them. It was also resolved,- That the thanks of this committee are due to their secretary, Mr. Joseph Leech, for his valuable services and steadfast adherance [adherence] to the ten hours' cause for the last twenty years. After a few brief remarks from the secre- [secure- secretary] tary, [Tar] the meeting broke up, fully resolved never to relax in their exertions. SHOP-LIFTING.-Ann Keen was brought up on Tuesda [Tuesday] last, at the Guildhall, before Joseph Armitage and W. W. Battye, Esqrs., [Esquires] charged with stealing a piece of printed cotton, the property of Mr. Daniel Dyson, draper, King- [King street] street. From the evidence of Mr. Davison, hair dresser, King-street, it appeared that the prisoner, who is a married woman, was observed in King-street, loitering about in the vicinity of Mr Dyson's shop, about five o'clock in the even- [evening] ing of Monday last, and rousing suspicion from the company she was in, Mr. Davison paid more particular attention to her movements. After noticing the prisoner for about twenty minutes, he observed her go up to the shop steps, and after pulling the print on to the flags, look around to see if she was noticed, and then secrete it under her apron. Mr. Davison went to her, and enquired why she got the print under her apron, to which she replied, I have found it. Yes. responded Mr. Davison, before it was lost, and gave her into custody. One of Mr. Dyson's assistants was called to identify the stolen property, and stated that the articles were exhibited on top of the en- [entrance] trance steps, but within the line of the frontage. Mr. J. I. Freeman, solicitor, defended, and argued that the exhi- [ex hi- exhibiting] biting of the articles had offered a strong temptation to the prisoner, who being fresh at the time, had allowed the in- [inducement] ducement [cement] to overcome her general honesty he trusted that the bench would express their disapproval of the system so usually adopted by tradesmen of exhibiting their articles on the frontage oftheir [of their] premises, by requesting that the prosecutor's costs should not be allowed. The prisoner was committed to the sessions, but admitted to bail, herself in 10, and one surety of 10. STEALING A BLANKET.-John Mellor was charged, before the sitting magistrates, last Saturday, with stealing a blanket, the property of Joseph Hopkinson, of Lowerhead- [Lowerhead] row, value 4s. Te appeared that the prisoner went to lodge at prosecutor's house on Monday, the 23rd ult., and on Saturday morning, the 28th, [the] after leaving the house, the blanket was missing from one of the chambers. Enquiries were instituted, and through the assistance of Policeman Mellor the stolen article was found at Mr. Hatfield's pawn- [pawnshop] shop, Castle-gate, where it had been pledged by the pri- [pro- prisoner] soner [sooner] for 3s. The offence was acknowledged, and Mellor committed to the sessions to take his trial. JUVENILE DepRavity.-On [Depravity.-On] Thursday last a young lad, named Allen Horsefall, from Moldgreen, was placed in the dock before George Armitage, Esq., charged with stealing two tame Spanish rabbits. It appeared that the animals were the property of another little lad called Phineas Haigh, and had been stolen on Sunday night last, the 29th ult., and the prisoner had subsequently Gisposed [Disposed] of them to one James Nelson, ormation [formation] was given to the Constable, Joseph Marsden, who took the prisoner on Tuesday last, at the dancing saloon of the Na- [Navigation] vigation [navigation] Tavern. The prisoner had nothing to say in de- [defence] fence, and was committed for trial to the sessions. SUMMONS FOR WaGEs.-On [Wages.-On] Tuesday last, Mr. John Cal- [Calvin] vin [in] appeared before the sitting magistrate to summons Mr George Atkin, railway contractor, for balance of wages, alleged to be due. Mr. J. I. Freeman defended. e complainant stated that he engaged with Mr. Atkin on the 13th of May last, at the rate ot 30s. per week, as overseer or foreman, and continued under his employ up to the 20th of July, being a period of ten weeks. During this time he had received moneys amounting to 11 10s., leaving a balance of 3 10s. unpaid. Mr. Freeman cross-examined the plaintiff as to whether he had ever done any work, and, on being answered in the negative, submitted that the case did not come within the jurisdiction of the court, as the act specified that the claim should be preferred by one engaged in mechanical labour, whereas Mr. Calvin's employment was evidently purely of a mental character. The objection was ruled as valid, and the case dismissed; Mr. Calvin being informed that he could sue in the County Court. AssauLt.-Thomas [Assault.-Thomas] Astwick, a butcher, was summoned before the presiding magistrates, at the Guildhall, last Saturday, charged by an old Irishwoman, named Bridget Mahon, with committing an assault upon her on Saturday night, the 21st ult. The prosecutor, with her little boy, were in the Shambles about ten o'clock, and in passing Astwick's shop he asked her if she wanted to buy a cow's head, to which she replied, No, the last one I got from you was as old as myself. This remark seemed to have annoyed Astwick, and he ordered her away; meantime his errand lad struck the little boy, and she re- [retaliated] taliated [retaliated] by slapping the lad's face with the back of her hand, when the defendant came up, ana placing his hands inst her chest, pushed her down, and she fell agains [against] r. Jackson's (pork butcher) shop. The defendant Ow , bat in extenuation that she was oe in front of his shop, and refused to away when requested. The bench inflicted a penalty of 2s, and expenses. MECHANICS' INSTITUTE MONTHLY MEETING. PROGRAMME. Glee....... Blow, thou winter wind. Song. Si Mr. RADCLIFFE. oe DZ. Erin, my country.......Miss TATE. Recitation ...Hymn of the Army of the League....Mr. BRADLEY. OO. ss Happy they. Address to the young men, by the Rev. Tir. [Tor] Stocks. Song................England's own true blue................Mr. SENIOR. Song.......Why are mine eyes....... Miss WHITHAM. Song....Let's be gay, boys; let's be gay....Mr. [ga....Mr] HARTLEY. tation..........Brougham's [station..........Brougham's] speech on slavery..,....Mr. BROOK. So .. Anchor............. Mr. SENIOR. woe Glee. cee [see] Spirits advance. Recitation. HOLL, [HILL] Song..... vy the sad sea waves.. Miss WHITHAM. Flow gently, Deva................ [DEA] Miss WHiTHAM [Whitham] and Mr. BroucHTon. [Brighton] Glee, Rural elves. The usual monthly meeting and concert of this Institu- [Institute- Institution] tion [ion] was held last Saturday evening, on which occasion the saloon was crowded by an attentive audience. The pro- [proceedings] ceedings [proceeding] were presided over by F. Schwann, Esq., the president, and were ofa [of] very interesting character. As will be observed from the prozramme, [programme] the selection of music was of a lighter character than at the previous meeting, and, we are happy to say, went much better though we should still like to see more soul-more feelinz-with [feeling-with] less noise, infused into the vocal performances. We are sure that an improvement-suggested from a desire to see those meetings become really attractive and instructive-so easy of accomplishment would win for the performers the praise and esteem of their audience. No one who listened to the life and energy of Mr. Hartley's Let's be gay, [ga, notwith- [not with- notwithstanding] standing itsslight [its slight] exaggeration, but would be perfectly satis- [sates- satisfied] fied [field] that he deserved the encore which he so spontaneously received-and draw unfavourable comparisons with the strained efforts after art, indulged in by those whose poweis [powers] we readily and with pleasure concede are above mediocrity. We would not be understood by any means as condemning this leading and most attractive feature of the agreeable entertainment, but rather as surrounding it with greater interest and pleasure. There is ample materiel for an effective choir and orchestra, and for all the positive re- [requirements] quiremenis [remains] of solo singing, which, with study and care, would become one of the most important and agreeable de- [departments] partments [Apartments] of this great educational establishment. Several of the glees and songs were very well received, and Miss Whitham and Miss Tate obtained their mede [made] of applause. Mr. Hartley presided at the piano-forte. During the intervals of the evening, the CHAIRMAN added considerably to the pleasures of the audience by his genial good humour and pleasantry; and an excellent address was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Stocks, Baptist minister, Salendine Nook, in the course of which he impressed upon his young friends the importance of a due appreciation of the responsibilities which devolved upon them in the posi- [post- position] tion [ion] they then occupied. Let them never forget that they were now perfecting and consolidating the formation of their characters. The elements which they had been col- [collecting] lecting [electing] together during the past years of their lives, were now becoming settled from their previous chaotic state into form-were receiving, as it were, their final touch. This process was still being carried on, though they might be utterly unconscious of it, and utterly indifferent to it. (Hear, hear.) They were now collecting material for the future-for a green old age, such as Shakspere [Shakespeare] had described -or for a drivelling, miserable, useless old age, deficient in all genial influences and pleasureable [pleasure] associations; and let them remember that this time, when once lost could never be recovered-there was but one morning to each day, one spring to each year, but one youth to each life-which, when once passed, could never be repurchased at whatever sacrifice. (Hear, hear.) After adverting to the necessity of intellectual culture, which the present age claimed from the youth of both sexes, he said the spirit of investigation was prying into every department of business, of knowledge, and of science; and concluded by saying, that man was the best patriot, the truest friend of his country, who tried to fit the people for occupying that position, to which, no doubt, ere long, in the providence of God, they would be cealled-and [called-and] he thought that institutions like these, by re- [refining] fining the taste and uniting them in greater sympathy, must tend to bring about so desirable an object. (Applause.) The proceediezs [proceedings] of the evening terminated about ten o'clock, and the company dispersed to their homes in ex- [excellent] cellent [excellent] humour. --.- - - STEALING 4 SpaDE [Spare] AND Marrock [Marrow] at HoNLeY. [Honley] An elderly labouring man, named Benjamin Moss, was cha [ca] before Geo. Armitage, Esq., at Huddersfield, last Thurs- [Thursday] day, with stealing a spade and mattock, the property of Jonas Brook. From the evidence it appeared that prose- [prosecutor] cutor, [tutor] on leaving his work, on Honley Moor, on the 20th of August, placed his work tools, a spade and mattock, in the charge of an old man, a fellow-labourer, which were duly locked up in a hut used for the purpose. The following morning the articles were missing, and had not been since heard of until the afternoon of Wednesday last, when he received information that the prisoner had been ob- [observed] served to convey them into Honley wood, and there secrete them under a bank. He was watched in this proceeding by two persons, named Alfred Hanson and Joseph Taylor. The services of the constable were called in, and the pri- [pro- prisoner] soner [sooner] taken into custody. The tools were identified. 'The prisoner denied the offence, but was committed to the sessions. Bail was accepted, himself in 10, and two sureties of 5 each. Bricut [Brit] LicHT [Light] FOR WINTER EVENINGS.-We beg to eall [all] the attention of the public to the newly-introduced Peerless Lamp, which, as we have ourselves witnessed, gives a light of great intensity, while it is free from the objec- [object- objections] tions [tins] which attended the burning of the Camphine [Camping] Lamp. It is, in fact, a gas lamp-without wick, and without smell. We understand that the shop of Mr. Brown, at the Market- [Marketplace] place Corner, will be illuminated with the Peerless Light this evening. The public, therefore, will have an oppor- [upper- opportunity] tunity [unity] of seeing and judging for themselves. StEaLine [Stealing] A Dog.-On Saturday last, before Joseph Brook and George Armitage, Esqrs., [Esquires] Samuel Brook was charged by Thomas Eden, of Meltham, with stealing a cur dog. From the evidence adduced, we gathered that one 'of the servants of John Mallinson, Esq., Thickhollins, [Collins] came to Huddersfield, on the 17th ult., having the dog in his pos- [post- possession] session, and, after calling for a short time in Albion-street, lost it. Bills were posted offering a reward of 10s. for its recovery, and the enquiries made resulted in the animal being found in the possession of a person of the name of Waddington, at Lockwood, on Sunday the 22nd ult., who had purchased it from Brook, on t .e preceding Friday, for ls. 6d. In defence Brook said he purchased the dog of a stranger for three-halfpence, on the afternoon of the 19th ult. Evidence was examined as to character, and the bench convicted in the mitigated penalty of 5s. and expenses-in all amounting to 1 11s, er - A very handsome chimney, of 120 yards high, has just been completed at Messrs. Johnston's chemical works, Weston, near Runcorn. It contains one million of bricks. It is the highest (except Messrs. Muspratt's, [Sprat's] of Newton) in this part of the kingdom. It was built by Mr. White, of Runcorn, in the short space of five months. Tue Irish Law ApporinTMENTsS. [Appointment] -The Chief Justice- [Justiceship] ship of the Common Pleas vacant by the death of Chief Justice Doherty, has been accepted by the Right Hon. J. H. Monahan, [Monarch] the Attorney-General, subject to any reduction in the salary and income of the office which Parliament may make. Mr. Hatchell, [Hatch ell] the Solicitor- [Solicitor general] General, M.P. for Windsor, becomes Attorney General, and the Solicitor-Generalship is conferred upon Mr. Henry George Hughes, Q.C., a Roman Catholic, and an eminent member of the Chancery bar, whose appoint- [appointment] ment [men] has given the greatest satisfaction to the profession and the public in Ireland of all shades of politics. Earl Newburgh very recently well nigh met with an accident that might have been serious. His lordship was taking an airing in the vicinity of his mansion at Hassop, when a vehicle, at great speed, came upon his lordship's pony carriage, and carried it off the turnpike-road. For- [Fortunately] tunately [fortunately] his lordship was extricated unhurt. HOLMFIRTH. MAGISTRATES COURT, TOWN-HALL, Sept. 28. Before JOSEPH CHARLESWORTH and J. MOORHOUSE, Esqs. [Esq] Feast FRrotic.-A [Frolic.-A] case, termed trespass, was entered for hearing on this day. in which Manus [Manu] Paton fi as plaintiff against John Turner, of Rattle-row, and ti Hoyle, of Norridge. The party really aggrieved was one William Hepplestone, who, being a vendor and hawker of nuts, was journeying from Sheffield to Honley Feast with his merchandise, on Sunday. the 22nd day of September inst. On his way thither, he included Holmfirth in his route, and took occasion to repose his tired limbs at an eminent lodging-house at Norridge; at the same time de- [depositing] positing his nut-cart in the contiguous bottom. About midnight, the man of nuts was disturbed out of nature's sweet restorer by hearing sounds along the turnpike very suspiciously like such as would be produced by trundling his feast-and-fair vehicle rapidly along the road. Quick as thought Mr. Hepplestone quitted his dormitory, and pur- [our- pursued] sued the revellers. Coming up with them, after a short chase, he found they had inflicted ocnsiderable [considerable] injury on his machine, for which they were now cited before their wor- [or- worships] ships. Manus [Manu] Paton was made the complainant that the bona-fide sufferer might recover damages. These were paid, with costs, by permission of the bench, without trial SrraNncE [France] Act.- [Act] The magistrates were called upon to adjudicate in the matter of George Roberts, of Field End, in the township of Hepworth, against a young lad, of some , fourteen years, named John Eastwood, junior, residing at 'Scholes. In the latter hamlet is a mill, belonging to Mr. Richard Battye, of Holmfirth, and here the defendant was , employed in some light capacity. On the 19th September, jhe [the] was observed by the slubbers slumbers to be forcing an im- [in- immense] mense [sense] quantity of wool into a carder, with the intention, 'it is presumed' of stopping the machine, and thus insuring 'to himself a day's play. The damage done was to the extent of 7s., with costs 15s. The united amount was at once paid. A TRAIN WHICH ENDED IN SMOKE. -Mr. Peace's concert, at the Huddersfield Philosophical Hall last Monday night, received more than usual Patronage from the musical portion of those residing at Holmfirth ; and this ensued principally through printed announce- [announcements] ments [rents] on the public walls of Holmfirth, and in the Station- [Station house] house and offices of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Com- [Company] pany, [any] stating that a special train would leave Hudders [Udders] Feld. [Field] for Holmfirth, (calling at all the intermediate stations,) at half-past ten, after the concert. Notwith- [Not with- Notwithstanding] standing this notice and despite the efforts of Mr. Peace to ensure the despatch of the train, by going to Man- [Manchester] chester to make proper arrangements a week before the time stipulated for the use of the train, the matter turned out to be, on the part at least of somebody, a dis- [disgraceful] graceful omission-no train had been prepared; no train, consequently, performed the contract. Universal disgust readed [reader] the feelings of the entire party thus beguiled from ome [one] under such specious pretences and although a number of the disappointed ones at once started off to w the distance, at so unseasonable an hour of the night, other ladies and gentlemen indignantly freenred [friend] cabs to bear them safely home, inten [intend] to sue for the recovery of the extra money thus expended, if tenable, from the Lanca- [Lance- Lancashire] shire and Yorkshire Company. Occurrences so unpardon- [pardon- unpardonable] able as the above detailed imposition on the good faith of the public cannot fail to weaken that reciprocol [reciprocity] union which ought to exist between it and every line of railway, and must be inevitably attended with much, and perhaps too-well-founded distrust for the future, HALIFAX. Counc. [Council] special general meeting of the Halifax Town Council was held in the Town Hall, on Wednesday afternoon, John Crossley, Esq., pre- [Perth] the different committees, were read over and confirmed. The reports from the Finance Commitiee, [Committee] and one from the Board of Works, were read. An attempt was made to carry a rate of 1s. 6d. in the pound for the ensuing year, but the opposition was powerful and numerous, an amendment, that it be one shilling, being carried by 20 to 2 votes. The offer of the Gas Company to light the town, as usual, at 31s. per lamp, was accepted. The subject of water-rents was referred to the Waterworks' Committee, 50 was voted towards a cottage, now in the course of erection at Gibbet Hill, for the surveyor, and 350 for the repairs of the new reservoir. RECOVERY OF STOLEN WATCHES AND JEWELLERY.- [JEWELLERY] On Sunday, in consequence of information he received, Mr. Beswick, chief superintendent of the Manchester police, accompanied by Sub-inspector Neaves, went to a house in Angel Meadow, and there found a box, in which was packed with hay the following property - Four gold watches, forty silver watches, twer [tower] ty-cne [ty-ce] gold pins, one pair of bracelets, six gold pencil cases, eight silver pencil cases, and one tortoise-shell pencil case, two brooches, and twenty-three mourning rings. In consequence of further information received from the occupier of the house in which the properiy [property] was found, Mr. Beswick, on Monday, proceeded to Liverpool, and at a beer-house there, he apprehended a woman well known to the Manchester police, named Amelia Wade, who was passing under the name of Hawkins. When he brought her back to Manchester, she was identified as the person who left the box at the house; and she stated that the box had been given her by two men whom she did not know. On referring to informations [information] of the robbery, Mr. Beswick found that on the night of the ldth [Ltd] of July, the shop attached to the dwelling-house of Mr. Lewis Balerna, [Bernal] watchmaker and jeweller, North- [Northgate] gate, Halifax, was burglariously [burglaries] entered, and property to the amount of 600 or 700 stolen; and thata [that] reward of 50 was offered for the apprehension of the offender and the recovery of the property. Nearly the whole of the watches and jewellery found in the box answered the description of some of the property stolen. On Tuesday, the prisoner was brought up at the Borough Court, when the facts of the case were stated by Mr. Beswick, who made application that the prisoner might be sent to Halifax, which was at once complied with. The woman, who has passed under the names of Wade, Moad, [Road] and Hawkins was examined before the borough magis- [magic- magistrates] trates [rates] at the Town Hall, Halifax, on Wednesday, when the following facts were stated in evidence. Lewis Balerna [Bernal] said he was a jeweller and watchmaker, residing in Northgate, Halifax that on the night when the rob- [robbery] bery [very] took place he retired to rest; his wife, a cousin, and the servant went at the same time. In the morning, about half-past seven, he was roused by the servant coming up stairs and saying the doors below were all open. He went down and found them so. On going into the shop he missed a great many articles of gold and silver, consisting of watches, brooches, pencil cases, and rings. The witness identified most clearly some of the watches produced in court, particularly one silver watch, numbered 449, and marked L. Balerna, [Bernal] Halifax. The value of property stolen was nearly 1,000; and the amount recovered upwards of 200. Sarah Gregory, shopkeeper, Ashley-lane, was next She stated, about the end of last July the prisoner called at her shop and asked to leave a box, as she (the prisoner) was going to Leeds next day. After asking what it con- [contained] tained, [gained] to which the prisoner replied only wearing ap- [apparel] parel, [parcel] it was taken into her sitting-room. There was a rope round the box, and no one had enquired for it until Mr. Beswick came for it on Sunday last. She knew the prisoner Amelia Wade, who had passed as Ellen Moad, [Road] having sold her provisions for more than 12 months. John Beswick, chief officer of the Manchester police- [police force] force, said, in consequence of information received by him, he, along with a policeman, went to the house of Mrs. Gregory, Ashley-lane, Manchester, and there took the box produced he opened it and found therein the following property,-4 gold rings, 40 silver watches, 6 gold pencil cases, 8 silver and one tortoise-shcll [tortoise-shall] pencil case, 2 goid [good] breast pins, 1 pair bracelets, 21 gold breast pins, and 23 gold mourning rings. From information received from Mrs. Gregory, he, along with his assistant, proceeded to Liverpool, and called at a beershop [beer shop] in Sawney-pike-street, where they found she had hired under the name of Hawkins. On going to the police- [police office] office at Liverpool she was found in custody on suspicion of felony. He applied to Mr. Rushton, the stipendiary magistrate, when she was discharged, and immediately re-apprehended by him on this charge he fully ex- [explained] plained the reason to her for his so doing. John Neaves, of the Manchester police force, gave evidence as to giving up the box at the Borough Court to his superior officer, and corroborated Mr. Beswick. The woman was fully committed to York to stand trial at the Winter Gaol Delivery. The court was quite full, many went away unable to get in, so great was the interest excited. SCAMMONDEN. Inquest on WILuiaM [William] MarsbEN.-We [Marsden.-We] had occasion a fortnight ago to refer to the mysterious disappearance of this young man, and we now regret to state that the suspicions then entertained have proved true. The most persevering exertions were for several days em- [employed] ployed [played] to ascertain whether he had committed suicide, but all proved futile until the afternoon of Friday weck, [week] when the budy [busy] was found floating on the surface of one of the extensive reservoirs in the neighbourhood. On being taken out of the water, the face and other parts of the body were very much discoloured. An inquest was held on the remains on Saturday week, at the house of the father, The Brown Cow, before Mr. Gledhill, deputy coroner, when a verdict was returned of Found drowned without any marks of violence. WAKEFIELD. THORNHILL CuaurRcH.-On [Church.-On] Sunday last, two sermons were preached, in aid of a fund now raising for the erection of a suitable monument to the memory of the late Mr. John Carr. Full cathedral services were per- [performed] formed, and during each service selections of sacred music from the works of standard composers were sung. The contributions of the congregations exceeded, we understand, 16. Parish CHurcH [Church] CHoirR.-The [Choir.-The] collections at the parish church, Wakefield, on Sunday week, in behalf of this choir, amounted to about 20. DeatH [Death] oF Sik [Si] WILLIAM PitKINcToN.-Sir [Pinkerton.-Sir] William Pilkington, Bart., of Chevet-hall, expired on Monday evening last, shortly after eleven o'clock, atter [utter] a severe and lengthened illness. The deceased baronet was the second son of Sir Michael Pilkington, and succeeded to the title and family estates on the death of his brother, Sir Thomas, on the 8th of July, 1811. Independently of his Yorkshire property, Sir William possessed large estates at Butterton-hall, near Newcastle, in Stafford- [Staffordshire] shire, and at Wonastow, near Monmouth. He was in the 75th year of his age, and had been confined to the house by indisposition since the early part of February last. He was married in 1825, to Miss Swinnnerton, [Swindler] daughter of Thomas Swinnerton, [Sweeten] Esq., of Butterton and Wonastow, and has left three sons and three daughters by this marriage. He is by his eldest son, now Sir Thos. Edward Pilkington, who attained his majority onthe [other] 19th of March last. Thesecondson [Seconds] is Wm.Melborne [Wm.Melbourne] Melborne [Melbourne] Swinnerton, [Sweeten] and the third is Lionel Pilkington, now about fifteen years of age. Neither of the daugh- [day- daughters] ters-Mary, [tees-Mary, -Mary] Sophia Portia, and Elizabeth, are married. The deceased baronet was formerly sheriff for Mon- [Monmouthshire] mouthshire, [mouth shire] but he declined the honour for Yorkshire. He was possessed of great literary attainments, having a thorough knowledge of ancient as well as modern languages, and studiously reading the classics to nearly the end of his life. He was also an excellent biblical scholar -his great delight being the study of the Hebrew, in order that he might read the Bible in its original language. His taste in painting was accurate and refined, and in this art he himself greatly excelled. One of the latest acts of benevolence of Sir William, was the erection, at his own cost, of the schools and masters' house, at New Miller Dam, for the benefit and instruction of the children of the poorer classes in that neighbourhood. The remains of the deceased baronet will be interred on Thursday next, in a vault now being formed in Sandal Church. FouNERAL [Funeral] OF THE LaTE [Late] Rev. Wm. ATHERTON.- [ATHERTON] On Tuesday morning last, the mortal remains of this vene- [even- venerable] rable [able] minister were interred in the cemetery attached to the Wesleyan Chapel, West Parade, Wakefield. Mr. Atherton (of the Northern Bar), the only son of the deceased, officiated as chief mourner, supported by the Rev. John Bowers, governor of the Wesleyan College, Didsbury, and attended by a great number of ministers and gentlemen, of this-and the neighbouring towns. Amongst others whose names are unknown to us, there were present the Revs. Messrs. Clough, Shaw, and Smith, of Wakefield; E. Walker, T. H. Squance, [Sequence] Jos. Lawton, J. Watson, W. R. Williams, and T. O. Keysall, [Keys] of Leeds; W. Binning and J. Kendall, of Bramley; Isaac Denison, M. Cranswick, and James Scholey, of Birstal [Bristol] Richard Heap and W. Dawson, of Dewsbury ; Robert Inglis and Clough, Esq., solicitor (governor of the Woodhouse Grove School); John Knowles, W. Smith, and Jos. T. Milner, Sheffield F. A. West and H. H. Chettle, Huddersfield S. Tindal and Gervase Smith, York. The deceased, who had reached his 75th year, entered upon his labours as an Itinerant Methodist minister in the year 1797; and from that period to the day of his death was held in just esteem as an able and faithful preacher of the gospel, in those numerous places, both in England and Scotland, to which, from time to time, he had been appointed by the Conference. In 1846 he was elected by a large majority of that body to body, to the high office of a Wesleyan of the Original type, he gave small heed to the conventional refine- [refinements] ments [rents] of speech, but eaenestly [earnestly] devoted to his duties as a religious preacher, he ed, in a rare degree, the power of pouring forth the riches and the strength of a clear, acute, and masculine intellect, in strains of elo- [lo- eloquence] quence [Queen] at once fluent and nervous. His style of com- [composition] position was, indeed, characterised by something too much of epigrammatic terseness, and a superabundance of harsh, though striking antithesis but none ever lis- [is- listened] tened [tend] to his sermons without feeling that a mind of prodigious native vigour and subtlety was dealing with the subject, of what kind soever it might be.-A bridged from the Wakefield Journal, siding. The minutes of the last meeting, and those of DEEPCAR. [Deep car] Raitway [Railway] AccipeNt.-On [Accident.-On] Saturday last, an accident of kind occurred to Mr. Thomas Wood, brother- [brother] in-law [law] to Mr. Peace, professor of mousic, [music] of Huddersfield. It appears that the train, which was a very large one with two engines, had just arrived from Sheffield, and the passengers were in the act of getting out, when one of the engines obtained a reverse motion, and unlinked the centre hook by which it was attached to the car- [carriages] riages, [carriages] and there being no side chains as is usual the train was liberated, and being pushed slightly it moved down the incline at this point with an accelerated motion. The consequence was that many of the pas- [passengers] sengers [singers] were thrown down, and the unfortunate genile [gentle] mun fell between the step board and the platform, and had his legs so dreadfully mangled as to require imme- [Mme- immediate] diate [date] amputation. Dr. Wade, of Penistone, was travel- [travelling] ling by the sare [are] train, and observing the nature of the accident, proceeded with the greatest despatch to Penis- [Penistone] tone for the necessary surgical implements, and on his return he performed the operation. Mr. Wood, we are happy to hear, is doing well. TT - DEATH OF MR. SHAW. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE. Sir-Will you have the zoodness [goodness] to correct an error intvu [into] which you have been misled, in reference to the death of the late Henry Shaw, Esq., of Woodnook, [Wood nook] Honley. It is not true that he went to bed drunk on the night previous to his being found dead, and such an erruneous [nervous] statement cannot but be hurtful to the feclings [feelings] of the relatives and friends of the deceased gentleman. I am, Sir, Your obedient servant, CORRESPONDENT. Holmfirth, October, 1850. i COURT OF BANKRUPTCY FOR THE LEEDS DISTRICT. BUSINESS OF THE ENSUING WEEK. (Before Mr. Commissioner Ayrton.) Monpar, [Monday] October 7. James Robinson, surgeon, ke., Ripon, last examination and proof of debts, at eleven. WEDNESDAY, October 9. AT THE Town BuLb. [Bull] A. D. W. Desforges, [Deserves] brick maker, &e., of Alford, in the county of Lincoln, audit at half-past twelve o'clock. ee A Horse LEAPING FROM A TRaIN.-On [Train.-On] Friday morn- [morning] ing a singular incident occurred connected with the Shrews- [Shrewsbury] bury train due at Chester at nine o'clock. In one of the vans there were a number of pigs and a horse, and just as the train entered the tunnel, the latter, alarmed at the sudden transition from light to darkuess, [darkness] jumped clear out of the van. A passenger, who heard the noise of the fall, conjectured the cause, and as soon as the train stopped at the ticket platform, got out and went back along the line. To his surprise he found the horse quite unhurt in the quarry, to which spot it must have walked through the tunnel.- [tunnel] -Chester Chronicle. RoBBERY [Robbery] IN St. Pauvw's [Pave's] CHuRCHYARD.,-A [Churchyard.,-A] robbery of a peculiarly daring character, in one of the most public thoroughfares in the City, and close to the well- [well lighted] lighted premises of Messrs. Allan and Company, silk- [silk mercers] mercers, was committed, at the early hour of seven o'clock in the evening, on Tuesday last, npon [upon] Captain Bally, R.N., of Datchet, Bucks, in Chapter House-court, leading from St. Paul's Churchyard into Paternoster-row. It appears that Captain Bally, who is staying at the Cathedral Coffee- [Coffeehouse] house, St. Paul's, had no sooner turned out of St. Paul's Churchyard, to proceed throuzh [through] Chapter Honse-eourt [House-court] into the Ruw, [Rue] when he was attacked and beset by three well dressed fellows, one of whom tripped him up by the heels, by whom he was held while on the ground; the other two, in the meantime, ransacking his breeches pockets, and robbing him of his purse, containing eight sovereigns and some silver, with which they escaped through Ivy-lane intu [into] New- [Newgate] gate-strect, [gate-street, -strect] and got clean off with their booty. From the strong gas lights which were in the immediate vicinity ot the spot where the robbery was so boldly perpetrated, Baptain [Captain] Bally had a clear and distinct view of the fellows' features, so as to be able to identify the whole of the gang should they be apprehended by the city police, to whom information of the ontrage [outrage] was given a few minutes after it had occurred. From the deseription [description] given by the captain of his assailants there is very little doubt (as they are sup- [supposed] posed io be well known thieves, frequenting that part or the city) that their apprehension will be speedily effected. Eo Correspondents. Lines to a Friend Whose Besetiing [Setting] Sin is Drinking, though conceived in a proper spirit are respectfully de- [declined] clined, [lined] being unsuited to our columns. A Correspondent alludes to the indifferent manner in which the overtures were executed at Mr. Peace's Concert. This, he submits arose from a want of organization among our local players, and to remedy this defect he suggests that the talent of the town and neighbourhood be brought frequently together, with the view to the organization of a first-rate Overture Band, honourable alike to the in- [individuals] dividuals [individuals] composing it and to the town. These, he remarks, might give a series of concerts in the winter months, ata [at] cheap rate, at prices within the means of the working class, who, no doubt, would appreciate and support such a project. The idea is a good one if it can be carried out among our musical friends. EXTENT AND PoruULaTion [Population] OF RussIA.-Mr. [Russia.-Mr] Joseph Web- [Webster] ster, [ste] of Marsden, complains of the inaccuracies contained ina Paragraph which appeared in our last, quoted from the Kolner [Kilner] Zeitung, [Stung] headed Russian Statistics. The statements contained in the latter journal differ widely from those furnished by Mr. Webster, and as we have already given the Kolner [Kilner] Zeitung's [Stung's] version, we now supply that of Mr. Webster, in order that our readers may compare them at leisure, and form their own judg- [judge- judgment] ment [men] as to what amount of value ought to be attached to statistical facts, so called, of this description, Mr. Webster says -The Russian Empire comprises an area of 6,442,593 syuare [square] miles its population is 61,803,049 or nine and three-fifths persons to each mile. The most densely populated government is that of Moscow in which there is 130 persons to each mile. In the govern- [government] ment [men] of Archangel there are two persons to each 3 miles. In Siberia, in the government of Tomsk there are 16, in Irkutzk [Irkutsk] 3, in Omsk nearly 2, in Toholsk [Tools] one three-tenths persons to each mile, in Jenisseisk [Genesis] 4 in Jakutzk [Jackets] 83, in amstchatka [mistake] 19, and in Ochozk [Chock] 22 square miles to each person. Births. On the 30th ult., at Wildernesse [Wilderness] Park, the Marchivoness [Marchioness] Camden of a daughter. On the 26th ult Mrs. James Armytage, of Trinity-street, i this town, of a daughter. wm Marriages. On the 3rd instant, at the parish church, Huddersfield, Mr. Henry Wild, solicitor's clerk, to Miss Elizabeth Hirst, both of this town. On the 3rd inst., at Wortley, Thomas Gledhill, Esq., merch [March] Huddersfield, to Elen, daughter of John Morris, Pau. [Pay] Wortley, near Leeds, and granddaughter of the late James Bateson, Esq. of Wortley. , aren [are] On the 2nd inst., at the parish church, Sandal, Mr. Hartlev, [Hartley] of Cowick, in the parish of Snaith, brewer, to Miss Sarah Shaw of Sandal. , On the 1st inst., at Bradford, Mr. Frederic Taylor, of Shipley, to Eliza, second daughter of Mr. M'Croben, [M'Crown] of Bradford. On the Ist [Its] inst., at the parish church, Bradfor [Bradford] Mr. James Tabiner, [Tanner] to Miss Charlotte Ettenfield, both of s wn pe ee na 9 parish church, Bradford, Mr. Joseph ck, druggist, to unnah, [Inn] daughter of Mr. John Blamires all of Bradford, me ee ES On the 30th ult, at Almondbury church, Mr. John Crowther, of Victoria-street, Holmfirth, grocer and tea dealer, to Luey, [Ley] eldest daughter of the late Mr. James Smith, of Croft, near Wain- [Wainfleet] fleet, Lincolnshire. On the 29th ult., at the parish church, Huddersfield, Mr. Wm. Haigh, clothier, to Miss Ann Whitwam, both of Golear. [Golcar] On the 2nd inst., at the Baptist chapel, Salendine Nook, b the Rev. J vbn [van] Stock, Mr John Haigh, of Hudddersfield, [Huddersfield] woollen draper, to Miss Ann Hall, of Quarmby. On the 2nd iust., [inst] at the Baptist chapel, Salendine Nook, b the Rev. John Stock, Mr. William Hall, of Quarmby, butches, to Miss Mury [Mary] Ann Hanson, of Crosiand [Crosland] Moor. 4 ee he Se the Methodist chapel. Hudders- [Udders- Huddersfield] eld, [ed] by the Rev. Henry Crabtree, Mr. Geo Thornt [Thorn] to Mi Sarah Scott, both of Hi house pe, On the 30th ult., at the Catholic chapel, Huddersfield, by the Rev, William Arnold, M.A., William Lahon, [Hon] to Mary Donahoe, [Done] both of this town. On the 30th ult., at the Catholic chapel, in this town, Anthony Gerraty, [Great] to Aun [An] Magin, [Main] both of On the 30th ult., at the Catholic vhapel, [chapel] Huddersfield, William Manion, to Catherine Donahoe, [Done] both of this place. On the 30th ult at the Catholic chapel, in this town, Mi chael [chapel] Burns, to Margaret Strihoe, [Stripe] both of ume me] On the 30th ult., at the parish church, Wakefield, Mr. Th Cooper, to Caroline Idle, daughter of Mr. Thomas Abson, aul [al] of Lofthouse Gate. On the 29th ult., at the parish church, Bradford, Mr. John Close, of that place, to Elizabeth, eldest da hte [the] Robert Dalton, uf [of] Ripon. OF the On the 26th ult., at Pannal church, H XM Horsfall, of Richmond-place, Br Chaslott, [Charlotte] younoest [youngest] adford, [afford] to Charlotte, youngest daughter of the late John Beck, Esq., of London-road, varlisie. [Carlisle] On the 26th ult., at the parish church, Knaresbro', [Nursery] John Jan- [Janson] son Fsq., [Esq] Manchester, youngest son of the late Mr. James Croft, of Middleham, to Lucia Frimces, [Frances] second sur- [Sir- surviving] viving [living] daughter of the late Mr. Thackray, of York, and niece to the Misses Thackray, of Knaresbro'. [Nursery] On the 24th ult., at Ayton, Mr. James W. Farquhar, Monimall, [Animal] Fife, to Miss Barbara H. Smith, authoress of The Pearl of Days, &c. &e. Deaths. On the 26th ult., at Wakefield, the Rev. William Atherton, in the 75th year of his and the 54th of his minist [minister] amongst the Wesleyan Methodists. He filled the office of President of the Wesleyan Conference in the years 1846-7. [W-7] On the 2nd inst., aged 66, Mr. Joshua Hinchliff Dam House. gentleman. -On the 1st inst., Mrs. Foster, wife of Mr. Foster f Seed Hill National School, and daughter of the late Roe Ww. Ellis, M.A., Moorland House, Branston, near Lincoln. On the 29th ult., Samuel Jessup, [Jessop] aged 21, carpenter, Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield. [Huddersfield] On the 29th ult., Ellen, daughter of Mr. G Partridg [Partridge] manager to Mr. Shann, of this town. nee at cate [care] 33 years, Wm. Stephen Winter, tailor, 9 . oi doh [do] aig, [ag] aga [ag ong, [on] as 2 sent Exq., [Ex] of Rochdale. Bright, visits amongst the sick poor. SF caught in his tailor, Westgate Mr. Wm. Stephen Winter, White Sone [One] ay aig [ag] Mary wife of Mr. John Watson, aie [are] ond [and] Lh fh tk Set, he Reh [Her] Hon, a 2, a. Thos, Kitchin fast Pamela ity, [it] California of Upper