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8 THE LOCAL CHRONICLE. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1850. -- GREAT EXHIBITION OF 1851. A WARNING VOICE TO OUR WOOLLEN MANUFACTURERS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, Dear SiR,-The [Sir,-The] letter of your correspondent of last woek-who [work-who] has the honour to be the chairman of the Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield [Huddersfield] Committee for promoting the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry and Artof [Art of] All Nations-is evidently designed to be suggestive of the fact, that a very consider- [considerable] able degree of indifference prevails amongst our manutac- [Manta- manufacturers] turers [turners] in this district; if not in reference to the ultimate results and consequences of successful rivalry in the articles to be'produced at the coming Exhibition, at all events in regard to the careful, judicious, and gezeral [general] preparation of their various fabrics and products for that great and im- [in- important] portant [important] contest, as is proved, undoubtedly, by the com- [comparatively] paratively [positively] limited number of applications for space lm the great Palace of Glass. Knowing well what is doing in some parts of Europe, and in more distant countries-what anxious thought, what industrial skill, what powers of intelligence, what a combination of art, and science, and genius will be sum- [summoned] moned [mined] forth to emulate, and, if possible, to distance the manufactures of England, your correspondent may well be anxious that our manufacturers should be roused to the fullest and deepest sense of the vast and momentous con- [con which] which may be entailed by the result. He sequences whic [which] J idly Guy knows well too, that there are facts connected wit woollen manufactures, and with foreign nvalry [cavalry] in regard to them in some of their branches, which may well alarm him, if an unworthy spirit of indifference, or conceit, or contemptuous defiance, or anything else, should be allowed to stand in the way of the most energetic and determined efforts to sustain our ancient aud [and] long eujoyed [enjoyed] pre-eminence as a manufacturing nation. He is alive also to the fact, and is desirous of impressing it upon all concerned, with the greatest possible force and emphasis, that it isnot [inst] now a matter of choice whether our manufacturers shall, or shall not, prepare tor this great contest. We are already com- [committed] mitted [fitted] to it. The challenge-guaranteed in the generosity and friendliness of its spirit by the magnanimous character of our illustrious Prince-has gone forth over every land, and to every people in both hemispheres and already the sound of preparation is wafted back to our shores upon every breeze, over every sea, and every ocean. Already we have given a new impulse and new vigour to the industry of our globe. Our whole world has been put in motion. Startled and electrified by the novelty and grandeur of the project, they have nevertheless been any- [anything] thing but slow to accept our challenge, and to commence in right good earnest in the peaceful, generous, and stre- [ste- strenuous] nuous [nos] enterprise. Almost every vessel that arrives in our ports brings intelligence that some near, or some far off people, have buckled themselves for the conflict, and that an endless variety of productions from every clime of the earth, in every form of artistic beauty and excellence-are destined for that wonderful and gigantic emporium of industry and ef art, which is now being erected in the metropolis of our country. Strange indeed, and most sickening would it be, if any feelings like those alluded to should be allowed to interfere with the fullest development of our manufacturing powers, and with the exhibition to the world that the artistic skill and manufacturing pre-eminence of Britain, and of our own province in particular, is something more than a name -a reality There may be, and most probably there is, some reason to fear lest we should be reposing too long upon our laurels, on our long-acknowledged superiority to the whole world as a manufacturing people; believing our mountain to be so strong and firmly rooted that nothing can shake or under- [undermine] mine it; relying too long on our ancient prestige, and on the lead we have taken of the world in manufacturing eminence whilst, on the other hand, we are not attaching sufficient importance to the circumstance, that the older nations of Europe, and the younger Empire of the West, beholding the wealth, the power, and the splendour of Britain identified with her manufacturing industry and commerce, have had the most powerful motives that can influence mankind impelling and stimulating them to attempts at successful rivalry. Fora long time, indeed, our pre-eminence has been as safe as it has been para- [paramount] mount. But a long period of profound peace in Europe, and a marvellous creation of towns, and cities, and vast swarming populations, sprung up as if by magic across the Atlantic, have, by a very natural eftect, [effect] led them to look narrowly into the sources of our prosperity and greatness; and this effect has been heightened by the desire common to all civilised nations, to supply their own wants and patronise their own industry. These natural desires and tendencies have been indulged, in most in- [instances] stances, without any just appreciation of, or any exact regard to, the reciprocal and truestinterests [truest interests] of nations, but they have nevertheless opposed a considerable barrier of late to any great and successful extension of our manufac- [manufacture- manufactured] tured [cured] products. Besides, is it not a known, an ascertained fact, that our pre-eminence has not been altogether sus- [sustained] tained-that [gained-that -that] we have been overtaken and equalled, if not surpassed, in some departments of the woollen manufacture Is this, then, a time for supineness Is there at this moment any room for indifference Is it not, on the contrary, of immense-of infinite importance, that every one of us should strain every nerve, should put forth our utmost energies and our greatest skill, in the pre- [preparation] paration [reparation] of our various fabrics for the coming Exhibition- [Exhibition for] for the great day of test, comparison, and trial And that, with a view not merely to snatch a prize, but with larger, wider, and more comprehensive aims for the permanent interests of our local industry, and of our great staple manufacture I regret to say that I have und and] an impression prevailing, to some extent, that it is not worth the while to prepare for the Exhibition goods of a low and of a moderate quality. This notion is entirely erroneous, and I am anxious to correct it whilst there is yet time to apply for the requisite space to exhibit them.' lf there be anything of greater moment than another, it is this-that our efforts should be in the direction of, and made to bear upon our respective practical interests-upon the interests of our own particular trade-that we should prepare those goods and articles which constitute the staple of our own business, and are still likely to do so. It is in such things that we shall be most likely to succeed, and those with which our profit and prosperity are most intimately connected. Let each manufacturer, then, attempt something in his own particular line and branch of trade-in his own peculiar quality and style of goods, -and let him be determined te excel-so determined that he may be able to say, with some good hope of success, Palmanm [Palma] quimeruit [merit] ferat. [feat] (Let him bear away the palm who deserves it ) In addition to our doing all that we can for the support of our manufacturing pretensions, and of our national credit at the Exhibition, let every one of us who can put two ideas together, try what suggestions we can make towards improvement in any particular process or depart- [department] ment [men] of our manufactures. Let us think upon those sug- [su- suggestions] gestions, [questions] study them, ponder them carefully, seriously, profoundly. Let us compare our views together in every detail; and if this examination and comparison of different views, and various methods, by some, and the practical test and application of them by others, should result in some improved process, in seme [see] defect remedied, in some acquisition of general excellence, beauty, or stability to our local manufactures, we shall at least have the satisfac- [satisfaction- satisfaction] tion [ion] of reflecting that we have done some good service in cause which equally involves the prosperity and happi- [happy- happiness] ness of our manufacturers and our workmen. If it be true that while you are educating a man you are forming a nation, it is equally true that while you are 'making a piece you are sustaining an empire. A new, or a striking idea, has been often-much more often than we are apt to imagine-connected, by imperceptible threads, with the destinies of a whole people. A new fabric, a new process, a new adaptation of means with which we are already familiar, may give a new impulse to our trade, a new vigour to our commerce, or a new spring to our genius as a manufacturing people. Let no man then be idle, indifferent, apathetic, or pre- [presumptuous] sumptuous. Let each of us contrive something-hbe [something-he] doing something for our trade-for our name -for ourselyes-for [ourselves-for] our country Nought shall make us rue, If England to hersclf [herself] do prove but true. Iam, [I am] respectfully, dear Sir, Your most obedient servant, JOHN ROBINSON. Cliff House, Honley, near Huddersfield, 3rd Oct., 1850. ' The time for making applications for space expires on the 2iet [it] Oct. inst. oe - TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE. Str,-As [St,-As] the majority of those who reside in your borough and its vicinity ought to feel interested in the pproaching approaching] exhibition of all nations, perbaps [perhaps] you will permit me to occupy a small space in your columns for the purpose of arousing our manufacturers from a state of See quiescence, which, it is to be feared, amounts to a feeling of in itterence interference] as to the result and effects of the pront [print] comparison of 1851. foreign manufsa [manifest] as to the relative merit of home and 18 probably not so extensive as British cers [Ceres] occupy at th all ious; [sous] thee, great exhibition of pen in urging upon our man rs and artizans [artisans] the amportance [important] of combining all the energy and talent they THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, OGTOBER [OCTOBER] 5, 1850. possess in producing fabrics, which in texture, colour, and design, cannot be surpassed by our continental neighbours. It is not my intention to eulogise British skill and ingenuity to the extent that was done at a public meet- [meeting] ing held in the Guildhall a few months ago, as we are not so sure of obtaining the palm of victory, therefore instead of indulging in a tone of exultation, I would rather press upon our producers the imperative necessity of exerting themselves to secure credit for the superiority of our manufactures. . It is beyond our province now to question the Pro- [Propriety] priety [pretty] of having an exhibition on the plan proposed, but I have been informed by an intelligent person that not one in seven of the manufacturers of this country lave claimed space in the proposed building, and yet not room enough can be allotted for districts that have applied for a given space. Is it not then important that those who have required space should make a grand effort, and show our competitors, that not only can we retain our superiority in the production of certain goods of a good texture, style, and colour, and at the lowest remunerating prices, but we shall try successfully to compete for honours in the finer textures of which our French and Belgian neighbours have so long boasted. I would invite our manufacturers to read carefully M. Charles Dupin's [Turpin's] Suggestions addressed to the pro- [producers] ducers [reducers] and manufacturers of France, which has been circulated by the Westminster local committee-and it will be seen how the French producers are encouraged to compete even where there is slight grounds of success. One of the concluding paragraphs in this pamphlet is of such mement [moment] that I will quote it, and surely it will rouse the energies of those who intend to exhibit. M. Dupin [Turpin] says It will be for the exhibitors of France to carry out for 1851 what they would do for our own exposition of 1854-they [W-they] must surprise us by bringing forward improvements, inventions, of which we dare not yet claim the honour for our manufacturers. It is to be hoped that the commissioners of the in- [intended] tended exhibition will see early next session of parlia- [Parliament- parliament] ment [men] to an alteration of the Design Act passed this session, in which the most important feature of the measure was omitted, or the ingenuity of the country will be paralysed as far as regards the exhibition of any new manufacture or invention for which letters patent may by law be granted fcr [for] the sole making, exercising, vending, or use thereof. As these words were erased, and the word design only retained, it makesit [Majesty] a matter of importance to those who have engaged space in expectation of the original clause being reinstated, and bemg [beg] unwilling to commit to the competition of the world the unprotected labour of many months. I have no doubt that as the Design Act now stands, it will prevent persons of small means, but with talent, from preparing for exhibition, knowing they have no pro- [protection] tection. [section] In conclasion, [conclusion] I congratulate you upon your first article on tie forthcoming exhibition, and as one of your subscribers, I lope we shall have a continued weekly instalment, which will be the means of stirring up the masufacturers [manufacturers] of this district from their apparent apathetic feeling on a matter which may materially affect the staple trade of this neighbourhood.-I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant, A MANUFACTURER. Almondbury, near Huddersfield. IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS' MEETING, LAST NIGHT. The General Monthly Meeting of the Improvement Commissioners was held last night, at the Commissioners Rocms, [Rooms] South Parade, JosEPH [Joseph] Brook, Esq., in the chair. There were present Commissioners Mallinson, Crosland, Webb, T. Firth, J. Firth, England, Charlesworth, Booth, Sutcliffe, Kaye, Eastwood, Routledge, and Moore. Mr. Webb was introduced by Commissioners Mallinson and Crosland, and having qualified, took his seat at the Board as Commissioner. The minutes of the previous meeting wers [were] read and signed, after which the minutes of THE WATCH COMMITTEE were rcad [read] by the Clerk to the Board of Works, It ap- [appeared] peared [pared] that night watchmen James Heywood and Beau- [Beaumont] mont [most] Newsoine, [Newsome] had been reported drunk whilst on duty, and being represented by the superintendent as otherwise inefficient, their discharge was recommended, and that Naihaniel [National] Partridge and William Hollingdrake be appointed in their stead. Communications had been made to Halifax, Bradford, and Leeds, as to the appointment of an efficient inspector, which had resulted in the notices which had been issued for an officer in that capacity. Thomas Whit was also recommended in the place of William Reed, discharged. FIRE AND LIGHTING COMMITTEE. The subject of the best means for the extinguishing fires, had been brought under the attention of this committee, and steps were being taken in conjunction with the Water Works Commissioners, to obtain the most efficient facilities in the recurrence of fires for their speedy extinguishment. The Spring-street tank would be kept full each night during the period that the supply would not admit of the mains being charged at high pressure night and day, but as soon as the supply would admit of this course (which is indeed the only proper and safe one) it was to be adopted. It was also recommended that proper patent plugs should be substituted, together with larger mains where required, and in order to obtain a more effective organisation, Mr. Superintendent Thomas is appointed captain of the fire brigade, in the place of Joseph 'Taylor, whose services, in the event of a fire, would be fully needed at the Water Works. DRAINAGE COMMITTEE, In addition to the usual business brought under the at- [attention] tention [mention] of the committee, a communication had been re- [received] ceived [received] from George Loch, Esq., relative to the laying out of the four new streets, John William-street, Brook-street, Northumberland-street, and St. Peter's-street, and arrange- [arrangements] ments [rents] were entered into for the speedy carrying out of these projected improvements, by instructing the surveyor to prepare the uecessary [necessary] plans and specifications for estimates, The cost of forming, draining, sewering, [swearing] and paving these new streets, it was explained, would be borne by the Trustees of the Ramsden Estate. The committee recom- [com- recommended] mended that a sum of 1,500 be immediately borrowed, on the security of the sewerage rate, to enable the com- [committee] Inittee [Inter] to proceed with their present sewerage and drainage, PAVING COMMITTEE. This committee had issued a notice during the past month respecting the prevention of the smoke nuisance. The committee had also resolved upon the paving of that portion of John William-street situate between the Brick- [Brick factory] factory and Fitzwilliam-street; and also the paving of Viaduct-street, at the expense of the owners of property adjoining the said streets. NUISANCE COMMITTEE. Several nuisances had been reported to this committee, which had been removed, particularly an offensive refuse tub, belonging to Mr. John Dyson, Queen-street, and a pig-stye [pig-style] of Mr. George Dyson's, Vietoria-street, [Victoria-street] which had caused great complaint. SCAVENGING COMMITTEE. By this committee the Clerk to the Board of Works had been instructed to obtain all information possible as to the medes [modes] uf [of] sexvenging [scavenging] adopted in coniiguous [contiguous] towns, particu- [particular- particularly] larly [early] from those places where it had been reported that the sale of manure paid the cost of scavenging. The committee intimat.d [intimate.d] thai [that] they were desirous of obtaining this informa- [inform- information] tion [ion] as the groundwork for letting the scavenging in Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield [Huddersfield] by cuntract, [contract] which, the Chairman remarked, was highly desirable. RATE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE, The Rate Collector had reported to this committee that he had collected of the present Improvement Rate the sum of 1,774 18s. id. The varions [various] minutes having been read, the discussion on them was opereu [Europe] by a conversation on the suggestion of Commissioner ENGLAND, on the re-arrangement of com- [committees] inittces, [indices] hich which] was ultimately agreed to, and a resolution adupted [adapted] pro tem., [te] as regarded the newly-elected Com- [Commissioners] missioners, retaining those who had been re-elected on the same committecs [committee] on which they had before served, and appointing Mr. Commissioner Webb to the committees filled by Georze [George] Armitage, Esq., and Mr. Commissioner Routledge on those of Mr. Luke Swallow. Mr. Webb was also appointed to the Finance Committee, and Mr. Rout- [Routledge] ledge to the Paving and Drainage Committee. SMOKE NUISANCE, In reference to the notice for the prevention of the smoke nuisance, great dissatisfaction was expressed at the issuing ot the order from the Paving Committee. In reference to of the CHAIRMAN, that it was the introduction of forcign [foreign] matter into the committee, and an assumption of power to which they had no clain, [claim] Mr. Comunissioner [Commission] Moone, [Moon] a member of the Paving Committee, said he had felt some delicacy in the matter, but acting under the advice of the Law Clerk, he thought they should not be doing wrong. The nuisance was a great one, and he felt it particulurly [particularly] himself, living in a locality whcie [whose] this evil was exceedingly prevalent. He had passed through the Messrs. Starkey's mills, where a new smoke burner had been applied, and to his mind with perfeci [perfect] success; and he therefore thought, with such a fact betore [before] theiu, [their] the nuisance ought to be abated. It was a snatier [Senate] that ou sht [ou st] to be dealt with in the most delicate launer, [lane] but vuzht [visit] not to be allowed to pass unprevented. [prevented] He would be the last person to interfere with the trade of the town, but the opacity ot the smoke about Huddersfield was becoming a serious matter-it was deteriorating pro- [property] perty [petty] and health. Mr. Commissioner CROSLAND said if he understood the matter properly a notice had gone forth to the public to the etfect [effect] that the Commissioners would require certain parties to consume their own smoke. Now it might not have issued from the right committee- [committee] Phe [The] Cuarr [Carr] an thought the Committee had no right to issue such a notice. It was a large subject, and in his opinion any notice on such a subject ought to have ema- [ma- emanated] nated [Anted] from the general board. Mr, Commissioner CRosLAND [Crosland] believed it would have been a great deal better if that notice liad [had] been issued from the Nuisance Comiuittec, [Committee] but as it had come from the Paving Committee, under the advice of the Law Clerk, that though irregular it was not illegal, he presumed it would be best to sanction such notice by passing it along with the other minutes. There was not a question but that smoke might be burnt very beneficially to the consumers and to the public at large. (Hear, hear.) He did not say that it could be entirely consumed, but those irregular volumes as black as a thunder-cloud might be altogether prevented. (Hear, hear.) They might have a moderate medium quar.- [quay.- quay] tity [tit] of smoke passing from the chimney during the day, but this would depend in a great measure upon the manner in which their fireman did his duty. (Hear, hear.) the Commissioners threatening the infliction of fines and Mr. Commissioner ROUTLEDGE thought that before that notice had gone forth, or before any notice was issued from penalties, some efficient and practical plan for the con- [consumption] sumption of smoke ought to be before the public. Not- [Notwithstanding] withstanding that he had made repeated inquiries of some of the leading manufacturers in and Bradford, he had never yet met with a plan that had proved itself suc- [such- successful] cessful. [useful] (Hear, hear.) He had consulted Mr. Salt, the late Mayor of Bradford, a gentleman who had expended hundreds of pounds in experiments on this subject, and r. Salt had expressed his opinion that hitherto they had al ended in (Hear.) Now, it so happened that he had been at Mr. Starkey's, and he questioned the work- [workmen] men very narrowly about their smoke business. aney [any] told him it was all fudge. (Hear, hear.) He did not thin there had anything really practicable come out for consuming the smoke, and benefitting [benefit] the community at large. It might be regulated, to a certain extent, by the fireman. (Hear, hear.) The best plan he had seen was one known as the incline, where the coal was gradually brought to the fire and carbonized, [carbonised] but still this pln [plan] was very deficient. 'There were many other plans, but all had provedineffectual, [proved ineffectual] and the only way in which it could be done was by the fireman being as careful as possible. (Hear.) For his own part he should be as sorry to make a nuisance as any Com- [Commissioner] missioner, and he would put himself to considerable ex- [expense] pense [sense] to avoid it, but he was not prepared to waste two or three hundred pounds in speculative experiments. (Hear.) Mr. Commissioner ENGLAND daily passed a mill (New Town Mill, occupied by Messrs. Sheard), and the plan there adopted certainly appeared to answer. It had been in operation several weeks, and Messrs. Sheard were well satisfied with it. Mr. Commissioner MooRE [Moore] was surprised to hear the statement of his friend, Mr. Commissioner Routledge, as to Messrs. Starkey's factory. He was sure that any gentle- [gentleman] ian would be fully satished [satisfied] of its efficiency who visited the e. Mr. Commissioner JERE [HERE] KaYE [Kaye] thought it would be better to wait until Messrs. Starkey had completed all their furnaces, and then see the result. The CHAIRMAN said there was no person but must be very desirous that all smoke should be consumed. It would be a great benefit to the town, but he would remind them that it was not an experiment to be tried now for the first time. It had been tried in other towns, and, unfortunately, the experiment had not succeeded. (Hear.) He believed the best plan was one adopted by a firm at Bradford, and introduced into the Meltham mills. The plan was the communication of a rotatory motion to the furnace. (Hear, hear.) It answered very well at the time, and there was great economy in coal, but still he thought it would be better to wait the results of these experiments before they issued such notices. (Hear.) He did think the taking up of this matter by the Paving Committee was an assumption of power they had no right to; those things should not be done hastily, but with care and with reason, and then the public would respect their proceed- [proceedings] ings. (Hear.) It was a large question, nd one that ought to be taken up as soon as practicable, but there should be no haste in the matter. (Hear.) Mr. Commissioner SUTCLIFFE had during a visit that day to Mr. Starkey's factory, taken particular notice of the very small volume of smoke which issued from one of the chim- [him- chimneys] neys [ness] in particular, and his own impression was that they were not working, until he discovered his mistake. He was certain that there was double the quantity of smoke issuing from the Buxton-road Chapel chimney. (Hear.) Mr. Commissioner CHARLESWORTH said the plan adopted by Messrs. Starkey had been a failure, and he had himself seen as dense a volume of smoke rise from this factory as any other. The CLERK To THE BoaRD [Board] OF WorKs [Works] explained that it was quite possible that Mr. Commissioner Charlesworth might be right, as the apparatus at Messrs. Starkey's was so constructed that by the opening or the closing of a certain valve the smoke was allowed to escape, which was frequently done when visitors were examining the process. The CaairmMaNn, [Chairman] Commissioners Eastwood, Sutcliffe, Mallinson, Crosland, Routledge, and others, continued the discussion for a short time, when, after an explanation from the Law Clerk, the matter dropped by the adoption of a resolution referring the subject to the Nuisance Committee, with instructions to report thereon at a future meeting; and that in future no notice, threatening penalties and fines, should be issued without the authority of the entire board. NUISANCES, Mr. Commissioner CrosLaNnD [Crosland] drew attention to the im- [in- improper] proper state of a certain foot road at Longroyd-bridge, and to the nuisances existing at the entrance of the Cloth Hall, which, after a short conversation between Commissioners Moorg, [Moor] Boota, [Boots] ENGLanp [England] and others, were referred to the proper committee. The state of Spring-street was also brought under the notice of the board, and it was intimated that the works would shortly be completed. During the discussion which arose on the minutes of the Nuisance Committee, Mr. Commissioner MALLINSON drew the attention of the board to the nuisance, found so offensive to respectable per- [persons] sons, of parties congregating at corners, and annoying the passers by; and then referred to the holding of the beast fair in the public streets, The CHAIRMAN said the latter nuisance was undoubtedly great, but there were serious obstacles in attempting its removal. It was a chartered right which could not be interfered with. The Law CLERK thought the evil might be very much curtailed by the preventing of those parties galloping up and down the streets. He was also of opinion that the parties could be punished for allowing their cattle to ob- [obstruct] struct [strict] the causeway. Several of the Commissioners expressed their strong dis- [disapprobation] approbation at the existence of this evil, and after an in- [interesting] teresting [interesting] conversation, the following resolution was moved by Mr. Commissioner MALLINSON, seconded by Mr. Com- [Commissioner] missioner CROSLAND, and unanimously adopted - That the attention of the Law Clerk be called to the nuisance occasioned by the holding of cattle and other fairs in the public streets, with a view to cause its removal as faras [fares] practicable, and to report thereon. CHEAP CABS, The minutes of the various committees were then passed, after which Commissioner Moore alluded to the plan lately introduced into some of the large towns of establishing half-mile cab fares of sixpence. Such a system, he thought, would prove highly beneficial both to the cab proprietors and the public. The suggestion was favourably received, and ultimately it was agreed that the matter should be referred to the proper committee for incorporation into the bye-laws, when any new bye-laws had to come before the quarier [quarter] sessions. ALTERATION OF THE HOUR OF MEETING. Mr. Commissioner Moore, in a few remarks, moved that in future the meetings of the Huddersfield Improvement Commissioners take place at five o'clock instead of seven. No one aspired to the honour of giving this resolution a locus stundi, [stand] by seconding its adoption, on which Mr. Commissioner CROSLAND said that at the last mecting [meeting] there had been a great deal of feeling and sympathy, on behalf of many gentlemen he saw around him, expressed towards those poor journalists who lived at a distance. They wished to give them an opportunity of reporting the same as the Huddersjield [Huddersfield] Chronicle. Some of those gen- [gentlemen] tlemen [gentlemen] had actually wished to inconvenience their brother Commissioners, and to carry their sympathy for those newspapers so far as to alter the day of meeting, but when now asked to agree only to an alteration in the hour of meeting, they were all dumb. (Laughter.) He would move, as an amendment, that the meetings commence at six in the evening instead of seven. The Law CLERK intimated that such was the rule during the winter season. The matter then dropped, and after the reading ofa [of] cor- [correspondence] respondence [respondent] on the Burial Ground question, with the results of which our readers are familiar, the Board broke up about half-past nine o'clock. ------- -- NOMINATION OF CONSTABLE. In pursuance of the notice posted and advertised during the past week, a meeting of the ratepayers was convened in the Guildhall, last Monday noon, to nominate, according to ancient custom, a fit and proper person for the office of Constable for the Great Court Baron of Sir John W. Ramsden. The connection which the position of constable-as the special representative of the borough-obtained for W. Willans, Esq., in relation to the great, Exhibition of 1851, together with his acknowledged ability and high character in the borough, presented that gentleman as the most eligible candidate for re-election to the honorary office of Constable for the ensuing year; and in consequence of this circumstance, Mr. Willan's re-nomination and re- [reelection] election were not anticipated to excite any opposition. On proceeding to the room, however, at the time ap- [appointed] pointed, we found some six or eight persons congregated, evidently prepared to carry their object, by pushing the nomination to a decision in the presence of eight per- [persons] sons; and sans all form,-before they had even taken their seats, Mr. Ropert [Report] Spivey, of the Green Dragon, moved, and Mr. JonatHan [Jonathan] LEEcH [Leech] seconded, that Mr. BENJAMIN THORNTON, take the chair, The CHatrMay [Chartres] explained that his presence at the meeting was quite accidental, as he was called in as he past by the Guildhall, but he would endeavour to per- [perform] form his duty, and in order to bring the subject pro- [properly] perly [reply] before the attention of the meeting would read the notice. After doing so, the Chairman said he did not wish to cast reflections on honourable gentlemen present, but he thought they would do better to wait a short time. (There were at this time, about five minutes past twelve, eight persons in the room and two at the doors.) Mr. R. Srivey [Spivey] immediately rose and said that if the Chairman wished to go on speaking he had no objection, otherwise he should propose that Mr. Joseph Brook, bookseller, Westgate, be nominated a fit and proper person for the office of Constable. Mr. JonatHan [Jonathan] LeEcu [Leech] seconded the nomination. Mr. J. SKYRME in rising to propose as an amend- [amendment] ment, [men] the of W. Willans, Esq., said he had trusted that the manner in which the duties of the office of Constable had been performed during the past year, and also the connection of that Constable in a movement by which the meeting as tradesmen were much more affected than they might imagine at the first blush of the thing, would have been a strong in- [inducement] ducement, [cement] apart from other considerations, that they should have seen fit to appoint for the year ensuing a gentleman who had ably fulfilled the duties of Constable for the past year, to again act in that capacity. He had the greatest personal respect for, and the highest opinion of, Mr. Joseph Brook as a public man and a private gentleman, and had it not been from the circumstance that their late Constable had been so intimately con- [connected] nected [connected] with the Exhibition that was to take place in the coming year he should have shown that no political opinion would have influenced him in the appointment of the Constable, or detered [deterred] him from giving his sup- [support] port to Mr. Joseph Brook for that office. (Hear, hear.) But when they could by the re-appointment of Mr. Willans to this office ensure his services, and give to the representative of this borough in connection with the Exhibition of 1851 a higher degree of importance, than he would otherwise obtain as the mere chair- [chairman] man of the district committee, he thought they would be overlooking their own interests by pur [our] suing 'a different course. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Willans had been called to take in the councils and banquets given in reference to this subject, but if that 'gentleman was not re-elected he would not appear at those assemblies in future with that importance which was necessary to the representative of a thriving and extensive manufacturing district. (Hear, hear.) Let them reject Mr. Willans the year following if they pleased. He (the speaker) was opposed to the principle of repeatedly re-electing men to fill leading municipal honorary offices, but when a gentleman had filled the office of Constable in the past year in the most satisfac- [satisfaction- satisfactory] tory manner, and acted for the best interests of the. town, he thought there could be no objection to his renomination. (Hear.) He felt sure that under the circumstances no man could so well and efficiently per- [perform] form the duties of Constable as Mr. Willians, [Williams] and he had,therefore, great pleasure in proposing his re-nomina- [re-nominal- nomination] tion. [ion] (Hear, hear.) Mr. Tuomas [Thomas] Ippotson, [Opposing] of Benthouse, [Outhouse] seconded the nomination. The said they would be aware that many steps had been taken in connection with the Exhibition of 1851, and he thought it was necessary they should have a Constable to represent them on that occasion. (Hear.) He believed that Mr. Willans had already taken an active part as regarded that Exhibition, and it would be for them to judge whether it would not be better to re-elect Mr. Willans for the ensuing year. They had before them a precedent for such a peoceed- [proceed- proceeding] ing in the frequent re-elections of Mr. Leech. At this period of the proceedings the company had been augmented by the presence of W. Willans, Esq., and several other gentlemen, but still, by no means, was the meeting in a position to represent the rate- [ratepayers] payers of the borough, and Mr. W. Moore submitted that it would be well to wait a short time, as it was only sixteen minutes past twelve; but no, the motion must be pressed, unless the meeting could be detained by speaking. Mr. R. explained the reasons why he had moved the nomination of Mr. Brook. Previous to this year they had always had three accounts to pass for the Constable, but this year they had never heard a word as to the passing of these accounts. W. WILLANS, Egq., [Esq] said he should state for the in- [information] formation of Mr. Spivey that in the first place they had one meeting to pass the accounts, at which there was very great difficulty in getting any one to attond, [attend] and he believed there were only some four or five rate- [ratepayers] payers present, amongst whom he did not recognise any of these he was addressing, certainly neither Mr. Spivey nor Mr. Leech. (Hear.) In thesecond [the second] place he believed that it was not now necessary to have a meeting for this purpose, as they came regularly before the magistrates, with whom the power now rested for passing them. . Mr. R. Spivey thought it was very hard that if a pauper or a tramp was taken up at Lockwood, Marsh, Fartown, or any other of the out-townships, he should be brought to Mr. Heaton, and the expense of lodging charged to the Huddersfield Improvement Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners, [sinners] without the ratepayers having an opportunity of seeing and passing or objecting to these accounts. This statement of Mr. Spivey's created a good deal of surprise, as no one but himself appeared to be cog- [cognizant] nizant [insanity] of the fact. There were several of the Improve- [Improvement] ment [men] Commissioners present who had no recollec- [recollect- recollection] tion [ion] of such an irregular proceeding, but as Mr. Spivey, however, continued in his affirmation as to its accuracy, more notice was taken of the subject than it really deserved, and the conversation arising out of it was con- [continued] tinued [continued] for a short time by Mr. Willans, Mr. W. Moore, Mr. W. P. England, Mr. Skyrme, Mr. Spivey, and one or two others. After the close of this discussion, Mr. Leech, on a suggestion from the chair, withdrew his support as seconder to the nomination of Mr. Brook, and as no other gentleman aspired to the honour the original motion fell to the ground, and the re-nomination of W. Willans, Esq., was moved as a substantive motion, by Mr. W. P. Enctanp, [Expectant] and seconded by Mr. Tuomas [Thomas] IppoTsoNn, [Opposing] and carried without a dissentient. Mr. W. Moore moved that the thanks of the mecting [meeting] be tendered to their excellent ex-Constable, for the manner in which he had performed the duties devolving upon him. (Hear, hear.) JOSEPH WRIGLEY, Esq., seconded the motion, which was carried with approbation. W. Witans, [Witness] Esq., thanked them for the honour they had done him in passing such a resolution, and in re- [renominating] nominating him for the office of Constable. The duties of that office were very light, but though not numerous, if Mr. Spivey's reading of the law was correct, it ap- [appeared] peared [pared] that he must have neglected one or two of them, however, he would take the earliest opportunity of making himself familiar with the law on the subject. (Hear, hear.) He had no wish to be re-elected but if they desired his services he should appreciate his re- [renomination] nomination as an honour conferred upon him by the ratepayers, uninfluenced by political or religious feeling. (Hear, hear.) He was far from being dissatisfied with the conversation which had arisen, as he was wishful to perform his duties. (Hear.) thanked them for this mark of their esteem and respect. (Hear.) After a vote of thanks to the Chairman, on the motion of Mr. SpivEy, [Spivey] seconded by W. Esq., the meeting broke up about one o'clock. e have ascertained, on enquiry, that there is no sort of foundation for the statement made, and so pertinaciously adhered to by Mr. Robert Spivey, at the meeting above reported, that the expense of lodging tramps or vagrants, apprehended in Lockwood, Marsh, or Fartown, were paid by the Improvement Commissioners. So far from this being the case, the Commissioners do not even pay for the lodging of the tramps or vagrants apprehended within the pa el Improvement Aet [At] by their own constables.- [constables] ----- - MURDER OF A TOLL-KEEPER NEAR HEBDEN BRIDGE. A most inhuman and brutal murder was committed at the toll-house, King-street, near Hebden Bridge, on Saturday morning last, which has caused the greatest excitement among the inhabitants of the surrounding neighbourhood. The person murdered is James Smith, aged forty-one years, a lame and decrepit man, toll-col- [collector] lector at the toll-gate before named. Smith was a bachelor, and sold fruit and confectionery at the above toll-gate. He was last seen alive by William Holt, carter, who drives a carrier's cart between Heptonstall and Rochdale, and who passed through the toll-gate before named a few minutes before twelve o'clock p.m., on his way home, at which time Smith was standing at the door of his home, and remarked to the carter on his passing through the gate that he was only just in time, and that had he been a few minutes later he would have been subject to a fresh toll. The door of the toll- [Toulouse] house it appears is usually fastened inside by an iron bar, and is supposed to have been so fastened on the night of the murder, and it is supposed to have been unbarred by means of a piece of crooked wire or iron having been introduced through the key-hole of the door (which was without lock), by which means it is likely the bar was shot back and an entrance obtained, after which the murderer proceeded up stairs, where the unfortunate man lay, and attacked him, it is be- [believed] lieved, [lived] whilst he was asleep with some sharp instru- [inst- instrument] ment, [men] cutting off the bottom part of his ear, which wound was continued along the left cheek to the under side of the lip in one continuous gash as deep as could be made for the jaw-bone. This wound not having effected the death of the poor man, who was no doubt incapable of resistance, the murderer probably made another cut, commencing at one side of the neck and continuing it cross the throat to the other side of the neck, cutting the windpipe and the carotid arteries, and nearly severing the head from the body. In conse- [cone- consequence] quence [Queen] of the said James Smith not making his appear- [appearance] ance [once] on the Saturday morning at his usual time to col- [collect] lect [let] the toll, two of his neighbours, Mr. William Cross- [Crossley] ley, butcher, and Mr. William Speak, blacksmith, of King-street, went to the toll-house, the door of which was shut but not fastened. They entered the house and called out, but no one answering they sent a boy up stairs named Greenwood, about nine years of age, who came in, and who usually fetched milk for deceased from a neighbouring house, and told him to awaken Smith. The boy returned immediately in great fright, saying Jemmy had cut his throat. Crossley and Speak then went up stairs, and found the deceased kneeling with one knee on the bed and the other leg off the side of the bed, the head and upper part of the body hanging over the bed, and the body cold. It does not appear that plunder could be the object of the mis- [is- miscreant] creant [grant] who has committed this bloody murder, since the money collected for toll was left behind untouched, besides some other money, the savings of the murdered man. Various are the reports current in the neighbour- [neighbourhood] hood relative to the motives actuating the murderer to commit this horrid crime, but up to the present it is involved in complete mystery. On Saturday forenoon, county police Sergeant Heap, stationed at Todmorden, apprehended a married man named Halliwell, a tailor, at Burnley, who had been seen in the neighbourhood on Friday evening, and also at an early hour on Saturday morning. Mr. Brierley, superintendent of the detective police on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, appre- [paper- apprehended] hended [ended] an out-door labourer, named Greenwood, about twenty-two years of age. Greenwood resides in the neighbourhood, and both men are suspected of being concerned in the murder. Halliwell's cap appears as if it had been saturated with blood. County police Super- [Superintendent] intendent [intended] Carswell, of Rochdale, and the policemen under him, are making strict enquiries, as are also several constables in the neighbourhood. An inquest was held before J. Dyson, Esq., coroner of the district, in the school-room of Mytholm Church, at 10 a.m., on Monday the 30th ultimo, and a most respectable jury of seventeen, which was adjourned to Monday the 7th instant, at 10 a.m., at the place above named, when it is hoped the authorities will have been successful in obtaining some clue to the detection of the murderer. Since the above was written we understand one of the prisoners has been taken before the magistrates, and liberated on bail. The instrument with which the murder has been effected, notwithstanding diligent cul [cl] has been made for it, has not yet been dis- [discovered] covered. Our Halifax correspondent furnishes us with the fol- [following] lowing additional particulars -- The man Halliwell is said to have acquaintances at Hebden Bridge, and has come over there from Burnley, and has latterly driven a whitechapel. [Whitehall] A short time since he was summoned at the instance of Smith, the barkeeper, for refusing to pay toll, &c., and fined 5s., or rather 5.. to which sum the fine was raised, Halliwell declaring he would appeal, and the larger sum enabling him to do so. The case on appeal was to come on g00n, [n] and Halliwell has been heard to say bitter things, and threaten what he would do to the barkeeper. Green- [Greenwood] wood and he were acquainted; the former used to work on the Burnley Branch Railway as a navvy. Green- [Greenwood] wood was last seen in the house with the barman, and said he should wait of Holt's cart passing from Rochdale, but that cart went through about a quarter before twelve, but Greenwood was not scen [scene] by the carter. Greenwood stated next day that he left about eleven, as he thought he heard the cart coming. It was the opinion of a gentleman who saw the bed that two persons had been in it. - - Sporting Enteiligence. [Intelligence] NEWMARKET FIRST OCTOBER MEETING. TUESDAY. HANDICAP SWEEPSTAKES of 20 sovs. [Sons] each, and only 5 ft. Duke of Bedford's N owport, [ow port] 4 yrs, 8st. [st] (F. Butler)... 1 Mr. Mare's The White Lady, 4 yrs, 7st. [st] 13Ib. [ob] ............... 2 Lord Exeter's Visite, [Visit] 3 yrs, Ost. [Out] cece [ce] Lord Clifden's [Clifton's] Sagacity, 6 yrs, 8st. [st] eee [see] SWEEPSTAKES of 10 sovs. [Sons] each; for 2-yr-olds, [2-yr-old] 6st. [st] 7Ib. [ob] ; 3 yrs, 8st. [st] 7lb. [lb] 4 yrs and upwards, 9st. [st] Sir J. Hawley's Hazy, 2 yrs (W. Harlock) [Lockhart] 1 Mr. J. Edward's Hind of the Forest, 5 yrs 2 Mr. Snewing's [Sewing's] f. by Ratan, [Satan] Rodney's dam, 3 yrs............ 3 Mr. Delamere's The Rejected, 2 yrs 4 The GRAND DUKE MICHAEL Stakes of 50 sovs. [Sons] each, for 3-yr-olds; [3-yr-old] colts, 8st. [st] 7lb., [lb] and fillies, Sst. [St] 3lb.; [lb] the second to save his stake. A. F. 17 subs. Colonel Peel's Hardinge [Harding] (Flatman) [Footman] 1 Mr. Coombe's Tomboy 2 Sir R. Pigot's Mooltan [Milton] 3 Lord Exeter's Preslaw [Press] 4 Lord Exeter's Utrecht 20.0.0... 5 Betting.-5 to 4 on Hardinge, [Harding] and 3 to 1 agst [August] Tomboy. Run in 2 min. 19 sec. First year of the THIRD TRIENNIAL PRopucE [Produce] Stakes of 10 sovs. [Sons] each, for 2 yr-olds; [yr-old] colts, 8st. [st] 7lb.; [lb] fillies, 8st. [st] 4Ib. [ob] Lord Enfield's Hernandez (F. 1 Sir J. Hawley's Merry Peel 2 Mr. Ford's Payment 3 The following also tan, but were not placed -Aaron Smith, Phlegra, [Telegraph] Midas, Antigone, The Ban, PrĂ©stige, [Prestige] Catalpa, The Black Sea, f. by Slane, [Lane] out of Palmyra, Scandal, Vagabond. MatcH-200, [March-W] h. ft. First half of Ab. M. Duke of Bedford's Bordeaux, 8st. [st] 9b. (F. Butler) Sir J. Hawley's 6st. [st] 13 b. (G. E. Sharp) The Stakes of 40 sovs. [Sons] each, h. ft., for 2-yr-olds; [2-yr-old] colts, 8st. [st] 7lb., [lb] and fillies, 8st. [st] 5b. Sir J. Hawley's f. by Bay Middleton, out of Venus, 8st. [st] lllb. [lb] (J. 0... Duke of Richmond's Buckhound, 8st. [st] 7Ib. [ob] Lord Clifden's [Clifton's] Beaufort 8st. [st] JID. [ID] 0.2. eee [see] cece [ce] eee [see] Duke of Rutland's f. by Pantaloon, out of Virago, 9st. [st] 5lb. [lb] 4 Lord Exeter's Phlegra, [Telegraph] 8st. [st] 111b. [b] (Norman.) WEDNESDAY. Fifty Pounds for three-year-olds, [three-year-old] 7st [st] 5Ib [ob] 4 yrs, 8st [st] 8lb; [lb] 5 yrs, 8st [st] 13lb [lb] 6 yrs and aged, 9st. [st] D. I. Mr. Greville's [Grenville's] Cariboo, 3 yrs (Flatman) [Footman] Bullfinch, 3 yrs 2.0.2... SWEEPSTAKES of 100 sovs. [Sons] each, h. ft.; for two-year-olds [two-year-old] ; colts, 8st [st] 7lb [lb] fillies, 8st [st] 4Ib; [ob] untried horses or mares allowed 3lb. [lb] T.Y.C. 3 subs. Mr. Greville's [Grenville's] Constance 8st [st] 1lb [lb] (Flatman) [Footman] Duke of Bedford's Argo, 8st [st] cee [see] ces [ce] SWEEPSTAKES of 50 sovs [Sons] each, h. ft., for two-year-olds; [two-year-old] colts, 8st [st] fillies, 8st [st] 5lb. [lb] ste ee ecw [ec] Mr. Gratwicke's [Grate's] Exeter 1 Lord Exeter's Reindeer 2 MatcH-50, [March-50] h. ft. Last half of Ab. M. Mr. R, Westley's The Lioness, 8st. [st] 4Ib. [ob] (R. Pettit)...... 1 Mr. C. Boyce's The Roman, 83st [st] 2 The Second Year of the SEconD [Second] TRIENNIAL PRODUCE StakEs [Stakes] of 10 sovs. [Sons] each, for three-year-olds [three-year-old] colts, 8st. [st] 7b. fillies, 8st. [st] 4Ib. [ob] Lord Exeter's Cleelia [Clearly] (Norman) Duke of Richmond's Mr. Winch's Zadoe [DOE] be OOD [GOOD] SWEEPSTAKES of 10sovs. [sos] each for two-year-olds, [two-year-old] 6st; [st] 3 yrs., 8st. [st] 4Ib.; [ob] 4 years, 8st. [st] 12Ib.; [ob] 5 years and upwards, 9st. [st] Lb. Mr. C, Picher's [Pitcher's] Hazy, 2 yrs (W. Harlock) [Lockhart] Lord Clifden's [Clifton's] Glenochty, [clenched] 2 Mr. Ashwin's [Ash win's] Count Swivel, 2 The St. LEGER Stakes of 25 sovs. [Sons] each, for three-year- [heralds] olds [old] colts, 8st [st] 7lb; [lb] fillies, 8st. [st] 3lb. [lb] Winners extra. D. I. 15 subs. Lord Exeter's Nutshell, 8st [st] 7ib [ob] (Flatman) [Footman] Mr. Ford's Garforth, 8st [st] 00... Sir R. Pigot's Mooltan, [Milton] 8st [st] Lord Exeter's Nutcracker 8st [st] 7Ib [ob] Mr. Batson's Abdallah, [Abdul] 8st [st] The GRaNBY [Grant] STAKES of 30 sovs. [Sons] each, 20 ft. Mr. Howard's Prestige, 8st [st] 3lb(A. [lb(A] Day) Lord Exeter's Reindeer, 8st [st] Mr. Watson's Touch-me-not, 8st [st] 3lb [lb] THURSDAY. SWEEPSTAKES of 5 sovs. [Sons] each for two-year-olds, [two-year-old] 6st [st] 10Ib [ob] ; three-years, 8st [st] 8lb; [lb] four-years and upwards, 9st. [st] whore Mr. Greville's [Grenville's] Diligence, 3 yrs. 1 Sir J. Hawley's Slang, 3 yrs. 2 Mr. J. Edward's Hind of the Forest, 5 yrs. .................. 3 The Tewn [Ten] Prats of 50, for three-year-olds; [three-year-old] colts, 8st [st] 7Ib; [ob] fillies, 8st [st] 3Ib. [ob] DL. Mr. Stephenson's b. e. by Dromedary, [Multi(F] Butler) 1 Mr. Greville's [Grenville's] Cariboo 2 Mr. Hobson's Rhedyeina [hereinafter] 3 MatcH.-T.Y.C. [March.-T.Y.C] 100, h. ft. Duke of Bedford's Santiago, 8st [st] 91b [b] (F. Butler) ............ 1 Mr. Shelley's b. e. by Taurus, Fair Jane, 8st [st] 21b [b] .......... 2 The QUEEN's PLaTE [Plate] of 100 guineas; three-year-olds, [three-year-old] 9st [st] 216 four-year-olds, [four-year-old] 10st [st] 3 five-year-olds, [five-year-old] llst; [last] six- [six year] year-olds [year-old -olds] and aged, llst [last] 4lb. [lb] B.C. Duke of Bedford's St. Rosalia, [Rosalie] 4 yrs. (F. Butler) .......... 1 Lord Exeter's Little Jack, so. 2 Mr. Winch's Zadac, [SAC] 3 yrs. 3 Sir J. Hawley's Van Diemen 4 Mr. Daley's WOO, 4 YTS. [TS] 5 The Third Year of the First TrreynraL [Triennial] Propuce [Produce] STAKES of 10 sovs. [Sons] each, for four-year-olds; [four-year-old] colts, 8st [st] 7Ib; [ob] fillies, 8st [st] 4b. D. I. 121 subs. Mr. Gratwicke's [Grate's] Landgrave [Land grave] (Flatman) [Footman] Lord Eglinton's Elthiron [Elton] Sir J. Hawley's Vatican Mr. North's Herbert The RutTLaNnD [Rutland] StaKEs [Stakes] of 30 sovs. [Sons] each, 20 ft.. olds [old] colts, Sst [St] 7lb [lb] fillies, hm Whe [The] for two-year- [year's] 8st [st] 3lb [lb] winners extra. Duke of Richmond's Buckhound, 8st [st] (Flatman)...... [Footman] 1 Sir J. Hawley's Merry Peal, 8st [st] 31b.........00................ [b.........00] 2 Mr, Nevill's Artisan, 8st [st] cece, [ce] 3 Lord Clifden's [Clifton's] Beaufort, 8st [st] ee, 4 Lord Exeter's Phlegethou, [Phlegm] 8st [st] 5 THE CESAREWITCH STAKES. The result of the Triennial Stakss [Stakes] produced a decided change in the betting on this event. Landgrave [Land grave] taking one jump from 9 tol [to] to5to [toot] 2. 10 to 1 each was taken freely about Wanota [Want] and Essedarius [Asserts] in the morning, but no prices have been quoted since. BETTING AT MANCHESTER.-Tvespay. [MANCHESTER.-Trespass] . Dergy, [Derby] 1851. 30 to 1 agst [August] Teddington--t. 500to15. [to] 40to1 [to] agst [August] Aaron Smith--off, MURDER AND ARSON IN FRANCE.-On the night of the 17th of September, a fire burst out in the commune of Issel, [Isle] which bummed down three houses and a barn; and in addi- [add- addition] tion [ion] caused the death of a widow named Bros, aged 85, the owner of one of the houses, who was taken out of the ruins in a half-calcined state. On the 20th, [the] it so happened that the funeral af the mayor took place, at which all the inhabi- [inhabit- inhabitants] tants [ants] were present. Eugene Auriol, [Ariel] the grand-daughter of the woman Bros, on that occasion recognised, on the head of a girl named Angelique Favre, a hood which she knew had belonged to her grandmother. She mentioned the mat- [matter] ter [te] to the authorities, and the girl Favre was ordered to attend at the Town Hall, and account for her possession of the object in question. She affirmed so stedfastly [steadfastly] that it had always belonged to herself, that at last it was decided to search the house where she lived. In it was found con- [concealed] cealed [sealed] a great quantity of property, which had belonged to the widow Bros. On the 21st, the procureur [procure] of the republic, the juge [June] d'instruction, and the officer in command of the gendarmerie, arrived at Issel, [Isle] and Angelique Favre was sub- [subjected] jected [ejected] to a strict interrogatory. After much hesitation, she avowed that she had been the mistress of aman [man] named Jean Bastioul. [Bastion] Being in want of linen, he had, she said, asked her what person in the village possessed a good supply; she mentioned the widow Bros. Bastioul [Bastion] then declared that he would rob her, and then, after murdering her, set fire to the house in which she lived to conceal his double crime. This, it appears, he did, and the property which the officers of Justice had discovered, had been taken from the widow's house. Angelique Favre was at once transferred to the prison of Castelnaudary, [castellated] and on the 23rd, Bastioul [Bastion] was taken into custody and transferred to the same place of confine- [confinement] ment, [men] to take their trial tor the triple crime of robbery, murder, and incendiarism.-Guliguani's [incendiary.-Mulligan's] J. essenger. [passenger] DREADFUL DEatH [Death] oF A Faturr [Future] AnD [And] Soy Iy THE UNITED STATES.-On Friday, a man named Potter, and his son, eight years old, belonging to Topsfield, [Tops field] while on a gunning excursion, came to their deaths in the following horrible manner -It is supposed that they, during their excursion, tried to cross the Ipswich marshes, the father with his son upon his back, but that the weight of the two sank the father into the mud so that it was impossible for him to extricate himself. From appearances, the son, after the father was thus fixed fast, went some distance further, probably to get assistance to extricate him, when he also sank in the Same manner in the treacherous bog. While they were in this helpless position the tide began to rise, and they were both drowned. Their deaths were not known until they were missed from home, when a search was made, and their horse and waggon found where they had left them. A further search brought to light the dead bodies of the father and son in the places where they had sunk into the mud, which held them fast while the waters overwhelmed (American Traveller. THEATRICALS IN LonDoN.-The [London.-The] Princess's Theatre was on Saturday evening. under the joint management of Charles Kean and Mr. Keeley. Shakespere's [Shakespeare's] 'Twelfth Night was the opening piece, and embraced a strong caste, as follows -Viola, Mrs. C. Kean; Maria, Mrs. Keeley Sir Andrew Aguecheek, [Ague cheek] Mr. Keeley Clown, Mr. Hailey Malvolio, [Melville] Mr. Meadows; Sir Toby Belch, Mr. Addison Duke, Mr. Belton Fabian, Mr. James Vining. [Dining] The piece went off well, and gave much satisfactiou [satisfaction] to a crowded house. The afterpiece [after piece] was a new farce by Mr. Bayle [Bale] Bernard, entitled Platonic Attachments, in which the two Keeleys [Keeley] delighted the audience in the principal characters. ELEcTION [Election] or LcRD [Lord] Mayor oF LoNDON.-Michaelmas [London.-Michaelmas] day this year falling on a Sunday, the livery of the city on Saturday for ths slection [election] of a lord-mayor for e year ensuing. e us prelimina [preliminary] rocessions [processions] having been gone through, the livery Aldermen Musgrave and Hunter, from whom the aldermen have the choice of selection. The choice of the latter body fell upon Alderman Musgrave, clothworker, [cloth worker] who suitabl [suitable] acknow- [acne- acknowledged] ledged [ledge] the honour. Thanks were then awarded to the mayor, the Hon. T. Farncombe, [Income] and to the sheriffs, when the p whi [who] resen [resent] - in roceedings. [proceedings] P ted no feature of un. Markets, --- HUDDERSFIELD, Tresp,, [Resp] To-day's market has been rather aa time ofthe [of the] year. The amount Of woe, hands in the hall is not so large as. shipping season being hearly [early] ove [over] fis 03 Ne , The wool market continues to keer, [Kerr] firm er i Prices, MARKET, yy tions [tins] in the wool trade still rile on ye very high prices are sought, and the i. Yarns There is not any less yarn PMY [MY] sumption, nor are any stocks to be ,. hands. . - wl Os isha. [isa] S that ast [at] Week ner [ne] sorns [Sons] Ua Saturday, September 2 our Piece Hall to-day has been tntch [tench] n. last week there being no ncticehje [reticence] demand or the prices. Neither can we rently [recently] as to yarn. The spinners hays 27 running on current orders; and the nyo.) [no] to give fresh orders, exvept [except] at market is steady, and the late ; LeEps, [Lees] Tuesday, October 1. rather quiet to-day, neither have ). been quite so large as for some w.. continue low, and prices are very - business is doing in the warehonses. [warehouse] RocHDALE, [Rochdale] Monday, Septembor [September] 2) to-day have been rather more linis.) [lines] case for the last few preceding wee. this, we have had a very fair bovine. former prices. The wool market j; - tending upwards. MACCLESFIELD, Tuesday, Oetsber [Outset] alteration to report in the state uf [of] wie. [we] week. This being the wakes, a whe [the] awe holiday. The silk market remains sy, WOOL MARKEr, [Market] BRITISH, LIVERPOOT, [LIVERPOOL] September Neu, [Ne] only a moderate business doing in i is still im [in] fair request. All kinds of continue neglected, little or nuthiny [nothing] duin [din] Laid Highland Wool, per 24 th. White Highland ditto . Laid Crossed ditto, unwashed - Ditto ditto, washe t. [wash t] Laid Cheviot ditto, unwashe [unwise] Ditto ditto, washed, White Cheviot ditto. do. Imports for the week......... - Previously this year Foreign The London public x, much firmness, a better tone has bon [on] ket, [let] and our late imports have coms. [cons] landing. Imports for the week ............ Previously this year............ FOREIGN. LonDon, [London] September 30.-The ini. [in] or don last week were larze, [large] inclnulir [incline] 1,979 from Port Philip, 2.053 trong [strong] 4 the Cape of Good Hope, 1,108 from s.;; Diemen's Land, 206 from South bay, 99 from Turkey, 269 trom [from] from Italy, 47 from Mogadore, [Meagre] market for wool is very steady. BRESLAU, [BREST] September 26.-'Ve contin, [contain] good demand for all kinds of ., cwts. [cwt] of which are weekly (lispyse [dispose] home manufacturers. The Sner [Singer] descr) [desire] heavy of sale, with the exception of kus. [us] time find ready purchasers. Prices firm, and will probably improve, 5 expected, the present Leipsie [Lips] Glut fu favourably LIVERPOOL, October 1.-The wi the buoyancy previously wotitiel [title in are very light, and imports business is recorded, at advanced prices on demand is fully kept up in the mun ac and consumers are well employer to ov manifest of a healthy trade for some seems to be generally admitted thic [this] such ciee. [cine] have not been evinced for years, exisis [exists] of low qualities being much hicher. [higher] market is so barely supplied, there is 4 .. that there will be a scarcity, as no accumu, [acme] SI ane [an] y ror [or] pay can accrue, neither can the imports mec [me - sumption; this, coupled with the being lost from Bombay, with aie [are] India wool on the way, in addition to ters, [tees] elsewhere, must have an important eficr [effect] 4 - trade, should goods continue in as active have done. By private treaty, sJes [Sykes] us confined to East Oporto, Lisbun, [Lisbon] fleece. Iceland, picked Buenos Avres, [Acres] at extreme rates. On the LIlth [Lily] ul .. coarse wools were offered by attendance of the trade. and n was withdrawn was cleared by East India sold at an advance of and 3d. for yellow; other deseri [desire] tionate [attention] value. Scotch.-Laid Hi white Highland is also in reque [request] moving freely, but very little i and washed cross are also new English and Irish.-A moderates combing fleeces prices continue - mers [Mrs] are still unwilling to buy Isrely [Israel] ceedingly [certainly] firm. ' WAKEFIEED, [WAKEFIELD] CoRN [Corn] Market, ss continue on a liberal scale, which ws business done in most articles is ver [Rev] 1s. to 2s. per quarter lower, and oa . stone and 6d. per lead cheaper. Fine va barley are sold at previous rates, whist Ls lower. No change in beans or utes [Tues] during the past week -Wheat, 1,554 quarters; oats, 405 quarters bu us. peas, 102 quarters; sheliing, [shilling] 354 quarters flour, 24 sacks. BIRMINGHAM CoRN [Corn] Market, English wheat at market larze [large] tt tion [ion] of an inferior quality. The dest [des] sam lower than last week, whilst secondary - low sale at a reduction of from Is. co Foreign wheat held firmly, which x ness. Had holders submitted t a quarter, a fair amount of business wo) 2s Maltiug [Malting] barley of slow sale, at a per quarter. Grinding barley the were a trifle higher than last week. alteration. CorN [Corn] Market, good attendance and supply at new grain coming to hand in fair comlicun. [communion] change in price over the previouswees. [previous wees] Lonpon [London] Corn ExcHance, [Exchange] es fresh supply of new wheat this morning there were several runs of Keutish [Kentish] le and the fresh arrivals of foreign. i quite equal to the demand, which hs day; but the holders do not appear willin [will] further decline. Foreign barley maintiins [maintain] and old oats sell rather freely, buc [buck] the very slowly. HULL, Tuesday, October 1.-Geod [1.-Geo] sup) the farmers, condition bad market Ls. wver [ever] in spring corn, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, Tuesday. [C] only moderate supplies of ail exceedingly dull new selling with ish ls. to 2s. per quarter, and oll [ll] ac th offered for less money, and taken uff [off] very - old oats are in demand at a siight [sight] Barley fully maintained its value. 2 change whatever, LeEeEps, [Sleep] Tuesday, October 1.-The 2 tinue [tine] large, and from this apathy among buyers, and litt [list] into stock. Prices for new are lower than on Friday. Old is net eters. [ester] West quantities, so as materially to reduce the 9 barley sells at 25s. to 28s. per quarter. on steady in value. Oats, shelling, amt vem [em] Arrivals wheat, 13,012; barley, 16; 58s 1,223; peas, 242; beans, 1,201; shelling. 1 ' THE YorK [York] CorN [Corn] Marker, S moderate supply of wheat, which about ls per quarter less money. alteration. THE RicHMoND [Richmond] CorN [Corn] MaRKEv. [Market] tolerable supply of grain. Wheat 4s 3s 4d. Barley 3s 9d 4s. Beans 4s 3b ts 1 Doncaster Corn Market, Satu [Sat] supply of wheat and other grain. The slow, but fine fresh old and the best itively [Italy] scarce, were hardly 6 per th Ss the bulk of the new, being of very 1 6d to 1s; several lots remained ov barley offering, the best samples mate Oats and beans each rather lower te ------ SHockine [Shocking] Deata [Death] or RoBBER.- [Robbery.- Robbery] Dunn '. of Tuesday evening last, a shabbi [shabby] Cit observed prowling about the Dert [Der] suspicious appearance excited the atten s [attend s] but nothing of moment oecurred [occurred] until 6h half-past ten mail train, when in conse [cone] given by the stoker, search was immieatels [Eliminates] [C] body of the man was disevveredl [discovered] shoekingy [shocking] to a luggage train which had arrives short to the body were three parcels, which the us eeeded [needed] in extracting from the luggage ip patents appeared evident that he was in the We carriages when the London train came Up, terminated his career. A Drirt [Dirt] Borman, coast guard station, at Hope t 7 Devon, has forwarded to the Times tae [tea] is which was tound [round] in a bottle picked ope snip are - We, the passengers and crew bound for Australia, enclose this paper [C] that we are half-starved on a raft, kare [are] have arte [rate] tents of this bottle, the only thins or q eak. [each] 4 twenty-four hours. The vessel Spreng [Spring] swell dered [deed] September 24, 1850. Courveny. [Courtesy] sos ince ' every reason for believing, from oe repert [report] ' the owners of the Harpley, that the nger [ger] hoax, as the man Fowell [Nowell] (who is 2 et 2 boasted before leaving hao' [ha] his friends, and make them - Such conduct deserves the strongest ee trust that in this case it will lead t of punishment. In ; atts. [arts] Sat oi te poet wine SY L. Smith. ars [as] Cove, near