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District News


Ten Hours' Bill Agitation

Ten Hours' Bit Acritation. — a public meeting of operatives, manufacturers, and clergy, was held in the Town Ml, on Thursday night, to give individuals an ebporte nity of expressing their opinions on the question of limited hours of faetory labour. The meeting was very numerously attended, the room of the Town Hall with the exception of the gallery, being entirely filled. The cbair was taken by the Rev. T. G. Fearne, incnmbent of St. John's, Upper Tho On the platform was the Rev. R. E. Leach, incumbent of Holmfirth Old Church, and other gentlemen favourable to the cause, who took no active part in the proceedings. The principal speakers in favour of a Ten ours' Bill, was the Rev. Chairman; Mr. Wm. Hinchcliff, of Horsefield House, Holmfirth, Manufactnrer; Mr. Harry Marsden, of Holmfirth, Bookseller; Mr. Swann, of Wooldale; Mr. Glendenning, of Huddersfield; and several other gentlemen also spoke in favour of an Eleven Hours' Bill, as an amendment; amongst whom were, Mr. Joe Woodhead, of Holmfirth, Manufacturer; Mr. Abel Hincheliff, of Scholes, Mannfacturer; and Mr. George Robinson, of Thong's Bridge House, Manufacturer and Mill Owner. tesolutions were subsequently carried almost unanimously in: favour of the ten hours bill, as conducing to the interests of all concerned in factory labour, and in opposition to the working by relays and shifts. Thanks were also awarded: to Lord Ashley, and the other supporters of the ten hours' 31, and a memorial to her Majesty in Council, was ultimately adopted by the meeting.

Tea Party

Tes Party. — eighty-two wives and sweethearts of the members of a lodge of Odd-fellows held at. the White Hart Inn, assembled together at that house, in the after100n of Tuesday last, according to custom, to imbibe tea and gossip, as is most fit at ter time. A very good repast, well and plentifully sprinked with "real pine-apple rum," was done ample justice to by this interesting portion ef the human species; after which, the song and the merry dance progressed both "fast and furious," until midnight scared the fair creatures to their homes. Hearty enjoymeut reigned supreme on the oceasion, nor did any incident arise to mar " the festive scene."

Official Appointments

Orriclaal Appointments. — mr, William Hinchliff having been re-appointed acting surveyor of highways for the township of Upper Thong, the accounts for the past year were audited, ai the George Inn, or Monday aiternoon Jast, after 1 substantial dinner, previously discussed by the erties concerned at that most hospitable hotel. Only one item was objected to, by Mr. Mordyelifi's party, Mr. M. hiaving been nominated against.him on the previous Monday as well as the year preceding — +o that the balancing of zecounts may be said to have passed off satisfactorily. On the same day (Easter Monday.) two fresh churchwardens were seiecued for the above township, the choice falling upon Mr. Nathan Thewlis, of Laze, manufacturer, and Mr. eoseph Crosland, stamp-ofiice, Upper Bridge, printer. For the adjoining township of Cartworth, Mr. William Moorlieuse, farmer, Arrunden, was put on. Messrs. Fedbar Stuothroyd, butcher, and James Whiteley, shoemaker, both of Hoimfirth, were appointed to serve for Wooldale ; and Nir, Allen Hollingworth, jomer, of Scholes, takes duty for tie township of Hepworth.

The Peoples' Pastime

Tyr People's Pastimre. — tuesday was a great day at Round Close, situated a rile fron: Holmfirth, the occasion being a grand cocking match, for 25/. a Side, betwixt SadCleworth and that part of Yorkshire comprising Holmfirth, Jienley, and Lockwood, Old Ben Berry, of Holmfirth, the grear patron of the 'Qld English Game," trained for Yorkshire ; whilst " Joe o' Nanev's" undertook the same responsible position on behalf of his Saddleworth friends. Victory was to be decided by a main of 11 battles. Great was the coneourse of people, and high the hopes enteriuiued by each contending faction. The supporters of old Kerry were particularly sanguine, his previous success, as a trainer of birds, being notorious. Liberal sums of money were risked upon the venture, considerable odds being wagered on the event. But alas! the race is not always to the swift, nor the hattle to the strong. And so indeed the event proved. Saddleworth came off eminently the win. ners, Berry only gaining four battles out of the whole main. «Joe o° Nancy's" added another laurel to his wreath ; and te Berryites have learned practically that " fools and their money are soon parted!"

Intellectual Progression

{NTELLECTUAL Procression. — it is always gratifying to record a step in the aflvaneement of the community towards mental improvement, in any of its numberless phases. Amongst such, may be enumerated the commencement, Jast week, of a Botanical Society in the romantic village of Nether Theng. And from the fact of the first meeting reeciving due encouragement, no reasonable doubt can be extortained of its endurance and success. Nether Thong, eguilly with Holmfirth, already boasts a well established Philharmonic Society. Both these musical institutions, ¥. nay be added, have been productive of much good by a:fusing a greater yearm'ng after correct compositions, and only require more fully developing to secure increased patronaze and support.

Smithy Place Mutual Improvement Society

Ssuthy Plack MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT Soclety. — Minitiy Place, which has just celebrated its second Soiree, ix an isolated locality, in the south-eastern extremity of the township of Honley. The number of inhabitants will be, the present day, about 340 or 350 ; their dweHings are BC ttered, in a compass, of perhaps, a quarter ofa mile from the mill and dye works, which stand in the centre, A@:iat which a goodly number of hands are employed. We noite these things, m order to show the good or bad eTects which the influence of capital may produce upon di>our when the two go hand in hand in the pursuit of enjeyment in the character of masters and workmen. Some 30 years ago the mill and dyeworks at Smithy Place were in the occupation of a gentleman whose taste tor social pleasures was of the grosser kind, and whose «apleits in the pursuit of enjoyment will no doubt occupy # prominent place in the biography of cock-fighters. He was a great patron of the "cock-pit," and Smithy Place wa the head-quarters, in tact a University, for all those within a circle of ten miles or more, who delighted in that d>sciption of amusement. Scarcely a cottager in the neiclbeurhood but who had a cock of "Firth's breed," wh-re the noble bird might be seen strutting about, shorn of his tail and other plumage, to the great delight of his ewncer. The coramon midden cock" had no chance of a wik" at Smithy Place — the " yellow saddle" (game «i &) was the only oue permitted to awaken the inhabitarts to their daily avocations. The labours of the workjn day being over, the working nian's attention was drawn ' the care of his tighting cocks; that was not to be elected! The fore part of the Sabbath-day was spent sparring" with, and irritating the birds against cach « '¢Y, preparatory to the "cockings", and thus the niinds z d'itellects of the inhabitants were pinned down tv the « seldom did they raise their thoughts so high as the m: 'estie rocks which overhung their dwellings, except it wis when a "main" was going to be fought en the flat tnd at the top: then they would assemble to witness lrutalising diversion, and after spending an Easter Cay in the degrading sport, both patron and pupils ild have repaired to the alehouse, where disputes about ti: cock battles often led to battles amongst the men, in w ih the patron often tock en active part, -and was often x i¢torious as his birds, inasmuch, as perhaps not one 7. © in the whole district, single-handed. could withstand l. prowess. Thus, at that time, capital was seen leading ".tevr in the paths of immoral and degrading enjoyments. However, as 'all things must come to an end," so also are these thins coming to an end, and a better state of things Las dawned upon Smithy Place. The property long sinec paused into the hands of the late Joshua Robinson, Esq. ; the i:ermer possessor (now uo more) removed to a distant pezt ef the country. the bad practices got on the wane, and the game cock bas almost become extinct. Capital may be now secn going j:and in hand with labour, but in the very opposite direction to thatin which they went before, — 'Oid things are passed away." The premises, which have of late been much enlarged and improved, are now in the possession of Mr. Robinson's sons ; anda few years ayo, # zenticinan, Isaac Beardsell, Esq., an extensive manufactirer, came to reside in the neighbourhood, and carried on his business at Smithy Place. This rentleman is a zealous alvocate of popular education, and labowrs hari to promote it amoung bis workmen, and the working men of the locality vith which be is inore immediately connected. To his tious in such a laudabic pursuit may be attributed the formation of a " Mutual Improvement Nociety" at Smithy Place, the directurs and members of which celebrated their second anniversary in a large room at the mill on Good Friday. It was a pleasing sizht to these who know what Smithy Place has been, and what it is likely to become, as

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rerards tue general character of the working classes, of which the pojulation of the place is entirely composed, to see capital presiding over, and surrounded by labour; the former pointing out to, and encouraging the latter in the pursuit of sucial, moral, and intellectual pleasures, promising its aasistauce in attaining those great and sclid enjoyments, and the latter testifying in thanks their obligations to the foriner. The report stated, that the expenditure was some little within the income, but rather complained &. want of assistanec, and of not having made greater progress, 25 resards the ninnlur of members, &e. The society has only been in existence twu years, and the queubers already number one in ten of the population of the lucality : whereas. the Mechanics' Institution at Honjey, Which has been in existence six or seven years. dyes Heb Guuler ory than one in thirty of the population,

At tho usual anniversary on Easter-monday, of the Holm-

firth Church of England Sunday Eehosis, numbering three hundred teachers and nine hun scholars, the Rev. T. GC. Fearne, A.M., in the chair, it was annonnced that arrangements had been made for commencing a Preliminary Sovines' Bank, in connection with the Schools, — some gentlemen having formed a committee to attend each Saturday evening for the purpose of receiving deposits, -

March Fair

ManrcH Farr. — this annual gathering for the disposal of beasts, heifers, ef hoc genus, took place on Saturday last. The show of cattle was unusually profnse, and the prices ruinously low, but considerable business was done at reduced rates. Although the influx of farmers was large, the sellers decidedly prkponderated.:

Sunday School Anniversary

Sunpay-school Anniversary. — on Easter-monday, the Sunday-scholars, numbering upwards of 900, with their 500 teachers, belonging to the Holmfirth Church Schools, celebrated their anniversary by promenading the streets, accompanied by two bands of music, and afterwards assembling in a body on the Cliff. The day being fine, an opportunity was given the young folks of capering over the otherwise extensive field in which they were gathered, which they were not slow to embrace. Several pieces of music were well played by the bands, after which a hymn was sung, and the multitude then re-formed in procession, returning to their respective schools, namely — The National, Upper Bridge, Cliff, and Choppards. Here each scholar was regaled with tea and buns, 9 lange spice cake being also given to them to carry to tMeir respective homes. No pecuniary recompense accruing to the teachers of this extensive family of juveniles, they could not do less than take tea together in the evening, in the different school-rooms. The remainder of the day was eked out by the vocal and instrumental performance of sacred music, diversified by 8 hes from the local clergy, Messrs. James and Joshua lesworth, Mr. Nathan Thewlis, Mr. William Hinchliff, Mr. James Preston, Mr. Joseph Crawshaw, Mr. James Bower, Mr. George Thewlis, Mr. John Sanderson, Mr. Joseph Hirst of Thurstonland, and others.

Town Hall

Town Hati. — magistrates' Court, March 30. — Before Joseph Charlesworth, W. L. Brook, and Joshua Moorhouse, Esqrs. — assoults. — geo. Brook, of Hollin House, stood charged with assaulting Abraham Hai ves, of Hill Top, in Foolstone. The case being proved, a penalty of 5s. was imposed, with 16s. 6d. expenses. — Chas. Earnshaw of Hincblifie Mill, complained of an assault committed upon him by Wm. Brook, engineer, of Fearnought. 'The matter was allowed to be settled on payment of the costs, 6s. 6d. — A third assault charge, made by Edward Hawksworth, ' Nailer," of Holmfirth, against George Allsop, jun., of Underbank, was also submit-ed to be dropped on payment of 4s., the expenses. — A young lad named Edmund Wimpenny, of Modd, was summoned by John Hinchliff, better Enown-as '< Littlo Jack o' Kana's," an old man, usually employed repairing the public roads, for assaulting him on various occasions, by throwing stones at him. The charge, however, was not established, and the case was consequently dismissed.


Cricket. — now again may the batsman prepare for his manly diversion! The season is re-opening for the display of bis power and skill! At Holmfirth, at least, this is the case; for on the evening of Tuesday last, the members of the Hoimfirth Cricket Club gave a supper to their patrons and friends, on re-opening the club for the commencement of the season, at the Crown Hotel. Asumptuous "spread" was got up by Mr. Mc Donald in very good style, and was properly appreciated. A goodly number mustered on the occasion, thongs the honorary members of the club resent were fewer than on former gatherings of this sort. Mr. Hiram Earnshaw, of Thong's Bridge, occupied the chair with much ability ; and toasts, and songs, and sentiments, whiled away the treacherous time, till "the wee sma' hours ayant the twal," admonished the company to depart. "Our next merry meeting," concluded a most pleasant. re-union, and all seemed gratified with the evening's proceedings. The club is well supported, and is deservediy in high esteem amongst its fellows.



Netherthong. — on Wednesday evening last, a Tea Party was eeld in the Sunday School. in connection with the Church, in aid of the funds of the School. About 200 persons partook of a most excellent tea, provided by the iberality of the ladies and gentlemen attending the church. After tea, the chair was taken by the Rev. Thomas James, incumbent, when several very interesting speeches were delivered by Mr. Parrington, of Oldfield, and Messrs. Geo. Robinson, G. N. Nelson, and B. Greenwood, of Thong's Bridge. 'The church choir was in attendance, and sung in a very creditable style, thus contributing much to the evening's enjoyment. Mr. Lampen, of Holmfirth, in responding to the vote, made some iujudicious and inappropriate remarks, upon which, Mr. Robinson administered a severe castigation to that gentleman, which met with a hearty response from the entire audience. [We have reecived a report of the meeting, more in detail than the above; but a press of other matter compels us to materially abridge the report. — Ep. H. C.]


Druid Lodge Anniversary

Drum Lopck Anniversary. — on Easter Monday, the members of Lodge No. 67 of Modern Druids, eelebrated their "yearly day " by dining together at the house of Mrs. Scholetield, the Coach and Horses Inn, Honley. This worthy hostess is justly famed for providing, on these occasions, a plentiful and substantial bill of fare, and this year will yield to none cf its predecessors in that respect, to which the members did ample justice. After dinner, the officers proceeded to transact the business of the lodge. From the accounts of the secretary, it appears that the soviety has had an exceedingly prosperous year, the expenditure not amounting to one-third of the income, thus caving a large balance in the box, which will be added te the handsome lodgement already placed in the Huddersfield Bank, besides leaving in the bux a goodly sum to meet current demands. The system of economy observed in the management of the affairs of this society has attracted ublic attention, and a considerable accession of members as taken place in consequence during the year. " Union is strength," it is said, and as such two other lodges, of the same Order, have been opened in the Honley district during the last six months, which, between them, numbers above 200 members,


Mechanics' Soiree

MECHANICS' Sorree. — the anniversary of the Mechanics' Institution in the above place, was held in the National School Room, on Tuesday last, when the members and friends took tea together. In or to enhance the amusements, pieces from the Te Deum and Redemption were performed, and gave general satisfaction. The worthy sident, the Rev. C. A. Halbert, opened the business of the evening in a very brief and suitable speech, and particularly alludea to the very worthy plans and suggestions set forth by Mr. Sikes, of the Huddersfield Banking Company, ina small pamphlet issued by him, in reference to the desirability of such societies forming committees for taking care of the small sums deposited in these Mechanics' Institutes as a sort of preliminary Savings Bank, thereby strengthening the character of the Institution, both individually and asa hody. It was subsequently determined that Mr. Sikes's plan should be introduced into this institution. An interesting feature in the proceedings was the presentation, by one of the young teachers of the institution of a silver medal to their respected President; the cost cf which had been voluntarily contributed as a proof of their deep and sensible feeling of his unwearied assistauce rendered in the formation of the institution. The Rev. Mr. Halbert acknowledged ihe gratification such an ecccasion had offered him as a pledge of the teachers' continued attachment and regard, and assure them of his continued interest in the wellfare of the institution. Miss Wood, Messrs. Milnes, Netherwood, and Wilkinson, (of the Hudderstield Concerts,) the: executed several choice pieces, and were frequently applauded. Thanks were subsequently voted to the Huddersfield Choir for the voluntary ezertions latterly in the Sunday School. After passing several complimentary votes, the assembly dispersed,

Elland and Greetland

Tea Party and Concert

Tra PARTY awD Concert. — — on Good Friday a tea party and concert of sacred music took place in Providence Chapel, Elland, under the presidency of John Baldwin, Esq., of Clay House, near Halifax. The object of the assemblage was the raising the necessary funds to procure a library in connection with the school, There were upwards of 230 persons present, Addresses were delivered by the Rev. J. Cummings, of Kirkheawou; Mr. Wim. Hirst, of Huddersfield; and the Minister of the Chapel, the Rev. John Reade. Several well-selected pieces of music, from the Messiah, &c., imparted additional interest to the proceedings. After paying all expenses the sum re:liged was 10J.

Odd Fellows' Anniversary

Opp FELLOWS' Anniversar¥.= — the United Order, B.U., held their annual meeting, on Easter Monday, at the Rose and Crown Inn, Greetland; and after disposing of the usual business, dined together to the number of 86. After the cloth had been withdrawn, a number of songs, recitations, glees, &c,, were given, an] in this hilarious spirit the members enjoyed themselves until a iate hour.

Foresters' Anniversary

Foresters' Annjyersary, — on Easter Monday the Ancient Order of Forresvers, about 150 in number, dined together at Mrs. Hanson's, the New Inn, Elland, of whose bounteous fare they liberally partook. The remainder of the evening was spent in mirth aad song.

The Ancient Order of the Knizhts of Malta also he'd their anniverscry, at the Malt Shovel Inn, on Tuesday lass, when the membyrs dined together, as is their custom,

Meeting of the Improvement Commissioners

MEETING OF THE IMPROVEMENT CoomMISSIONERS, LAST NIGHT. ing of the members of the above

The usual moni my -room last evening ; Joseph body was held in the

Brook, Esq., in the ebair. There were also present, George Armitage, .; Messrs, Riley, England, Thomas Firth, William Moore, T. P. Crosland, 'fhomas Mallinson,

E. Eastwood, Jere Kaye, John Firth, James Booth, J hk Beaumont, jum., John Brook, Mr. Cleugh (lawclerk), and Mr. J. Hobson, clerk of the works. — Votine For GUARDIANS — Mr. Hobson having handed to the Chairman the usual voting pepers required to be men as filled up with the names of five eligible to be elected ians for Huddersfield township, % was decided, some little discussion, that each name 4

be put seriatim. The result of the ballot was, that the Chairman was authorized, on behalf of the majority present, to fill in the names of Messrs. Thomas Hayley, Henry Charlesworth, Joseph Turner, Benjamin Haigh, and Thomas Webb, as the tive who had the greatest number of votes,

Tae Cemetery Movement. — mr. Hobson read a letter from Mr. Lee, the Government r, in which that gentleman stated that he had not as yet laid his report before the Board of Health, in consequence of the heavy demands made upon his time in framing up reports of inquiries by him instituted previous to the one at Huddersfield. He, however, promised to lay his report before the Commission at an early day. .

The chairman and several other gentlemen were of opinion that some steps should be taken, if possible, fur closing the parish church burial-ground, though they adu that such a course was beset with difficulty on al! hands. Mr. England and Mr. Moore heartily concurred in the de-

sirability of closing the parish burial-ground, while Mr. T. P. Crosiand conceived t it would be somewhat prema-

ture to close this ground until some other spot for publie burial had been decided upon. — Mr. Moore was of opinion that the closing of the parish burial-ground would bring the matter to an issue, and accelerate the construction of a good eemetery. It appeared to be the general feeling of the meeting that it was desirable on the score of health that the parish church burial-ground should be closed ; but, from an explanation given by Mr. Hobson, it was matter of doubt whether any body had the power to close it up. It was subsequently reek that the law clerk should urge on the Board of Health the desirability of closing the parish church burial-ground, and that a copy of such resolution be forwarded to the vicar.

Pusiic Causeways. — mr. Moore suggested the propriety of the public causeways being placed in the hands of the Commissioners, as more desirable than the present mode, by which each owner repaired in front of his own premises. — Mr. Eastwoud admitted the importance of the subject, but saw many ditiiculties in the way of its accomplishment. The subject then dropped, without any decisive steps being taken.

STREET Improvements. — mr. ARMITAGE'S map of the projected street improvements on the Ramsden estate, trom the George Hotel to the Railway station, made at the request of the Drainage Committee, was exhibited, and considered by the great majority of the Commissioners present to be superior to that drawn by the agents of Sir ohn W. Ramsden. — it was subsequently resolved, that the Chairman, Mr. Moore, Mr. Crosland, and Mr. Maliin. son should form a deputation to Mr. Locke, with the view to induce him to coneur in the mode of strect improevement in this locality indicated on Mr. Armitage's map. Powrer To Borrow Money.- — the Law Clerk was authorised to advertise in the Huddersjeld Chronicle and Leeds and Halifax papers for tenders for a sum of money not exceeding 5.0000. on the credit of the improvement rate, at a rate of interest not exceeding 4} per cent.

Mr. Moore gave notice that at the next meeting he should bring before the Board the subject of gas, with the view to consider whether they should establish gas works of their own, or endeavour to obtain powers to purchase the rights of the Gas Company (hear, hear),

The Board then separated.

Notice to Correspondents


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A SUBSCRIBER asks us the following question : — '" VICTORIA Prospect Tower.- — can any of your readers inform me what the committee of the undertaking are about ?" — Perhaps some of our correspondents will be able to answer the above; but we have heard of such a project having been in existence, which had our cordial approval, and we have wondered equally with a "subscriber," and shall be glad to have a solution of the problem for the information of many of our rearlers who are interested.

Mr. Joseea Wi1p's letter in our next.

Honley. — our report of the Mechanics' Institution anniversary is unavoidably withdrawn uxti/ next week.



On the 31st ult,, Mr. John Shaw, clothier, of Lockwood, to Miss Hannah Brook, of Paddock.

On the Sist ult., Mr. Bould Whitaker, shoemaker, of Long. wood, to Miss Mary Anu Bradbury.

On the 3ist ult,, Mr. Joseph Beaumont, cloth dresser, of Golear, to Miss Mary Ann Taylor.

On the 31st ult., Mr. Ephraim Taylor, clothier, of Paddock, t Miss Ann Haigh. ¥ ° oe we

On the 31st ult., Mr. Wm. France, clothier, of Slaithwaite, to Miss Mary Ann Dyson.

On the 3ist ult.. Mr. Ephraim Firth, clothier, of Deighton, t> Miss Elizabeth Brook.

On the 3ist ult., Mr. John Ellan, clothier, of Fartown, to Mixs Caroline Brook.

On the 31st ult., Mr. George Henry Tiffany, mason, of cliffe, to Miss Ann Gill, of Hillhous:, > . cow

On the lat inst., Mr. Freeman Dyson, clothier, of Longwood, to Miss Een Bailey.

On the ist inst., Mr. Simeon Townsend, cordwainer, of Gol to Miss Sarah Pearson. ° me

On the Ist inst., Mr. Edward Walker, tailor, of Golear, to Mi Ann Gledhill. 7 f Miss

On the Ist inst., Mr. John Sykes, clothier, of Slaithwaite, to Mrs. Rebecea Cock.

On the Ist inst., Mr. John Cock, clothier, of Slaithwaite, to Miss Mary Sykes.

On the Ist inst., Mr. Joseph Halstead, cluthier, of Longwood to Mrs. Lydia Firth. ood,

On the 1st inst., Mr. Joseph Atkinson, farmer, of Longwood to Miss Eliza Yates. Ee.

On the Ist inst., Mr. Tuomas Key, clothier of Deanhead, Miss Ann Lunyb. ' »

On the 4th inst., by the Rev. C. Packer, curate, Mr. Thomas Jackson, of Huddersfield, son of the late Rev. Thomas Jackson incumbent of Slaithwaite, to Caroline Maria, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Frederick Stubbs, draper, of the tor:mer place.

On the 3rd inst., at St. Saviour's Church, Buth, by the Rev. Edward Simms. M.A., (brother of the bride) Mr. Richard Mellor music seller, of Leeds and Huddersfield, 'to Agnes Catherine Simms, (late of Leeds) second daughter of Mr. Simms, book:@tler, of Buth.

On the 31st ult., at Kirkburton Parish Church, by the Rev. R. Crowe, curate, Mr. John Hinchliffe, to Miss Martha Bewor, both of Wooldale. — mr. George Schofield, of New Mill, to Miss Jane Charlesworth, ef Wooldale — Mr. John Cartwright, Jackson Bridge, to Miss Hannah High, of Schoies. — mr. vseph Hinchlife, of Wooldale, to Miss Betty Lee, of Longley.

On the lst inst., at Kirkburton, Mr. James Moorhouse, to Mi Ann Rollinson, both of Kirkburton. — mr. George Rede Miss Lucy Ann Kaye, both of Shepley. — mr. John Marsh, of Under Bank, to Miss Isubella Battye, of Wooldale. — Yir. David Cartwright, to Miss Eliza Barrowelough, both of New Mill.

On the 31st ult., at St. Mary's Church, Elland, by the Rev. G Langton Beckwith, curate, Mr. George Hitchen, 'to Miss Mac Crossley, both of Longlands. .

Gn the Ist inst., Mr. James Butterworth, to Miss Ellen Acixreyde. both of Norlund. — mr. James Ackroyde, to Miss Mary Aun Ainley both of Birkisland. — mr. Marcin Adiecar Nutter ¢ Miss Alice Nutton, both of Elland. teat Nutter, to

On Tuesday, Mr. Samuel Whitaker, to Miss Elizabeth Collins both of Norland. . Collins,



DEATHS. On the Sth ult., aged 58, Harriett, wif of Mr Charles

Mitchell, millwright, of Turstonland Bank, near Hoin:4rth.

On the 30th ult., in his oth year, Mr. George Hal!, farmer and shopkeeper, of Dunford Bridze, near Holmfirth ; step-iatber to Mr. Charles Taylor, draper, Holmfirth,

On the ist. inst., eved 66 years, Elizabeth, the wife of Mr Joshua Clayton, of this town.

On the dth inst., after a short illness. Jane, the wife of John Wood, or Newhouse, near High Flatzs; one of the Society of Friends. .

On the 4th inst.. agei 55 years, Mr. George Wool. o? Fartown Green; near Huddersfield,


Huddersfield Market


The demand for all descriptions of goods to-day limited nature, which may be attributed to the «: of the season, as well as the generai holidays of th ever, we are glad to say that summer stocks were in the hands of both manufacturers and merehan: sent: and prices never more firmly maimtained. the manufacturers are preparing with spirit an! , the coming season, and, no doubt, the fali trade, b» the foreign and hom» markets, will be fal! averuy

The wool trade is quiet, but firm ; and wiri before us, prices are not likely to be materially aire:

Oil and dye-wares, as will be seen. rale lower, uy of the recent speculators being parties who cnn the whole, we think we may safely say that the "ry trict is in a very healthy and satisfactery state. '

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