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Approaching Exhibition of Works of Industry and Art

PPROACHING EXHIBITION OF \QRKS OF INDUSTRY AND ART. justly be deemed a matter of surprise that 4 so eminently practical as the English for the long series of years during which has admitted and enforced the principle {bitions of manufactures, have lost sight resisted the importance, int a highly-civind refined state of commercial society, absolute meceseity of these invaluable f manufacturing progress. Various reall of them of long standing, and many of ot destitute either of plausibility or force, meurred in fostering this dangerous spirit of m; but every argument against the es nent ofexhibitions has gradually fallen before cessful experimente that have been made Society of Arts, in Birmingham, and Man, until at length it has been decided, by the ous voice of the English nation, that in 1 exposition open to and to consist of the «tures of the whole world shall celebrate _ ont in the metropolis of this kingdom. .out entering upon the career of laudation , and, perhaps, prematurely trodden by dent writers, we may safely congratulate atry upon the noble fearlessness of the deition which has placed the first great Engposition upon a world-wide basis; and, th England has not been first in the race 9, that for her has been reserved the proud guiding the principle of expositions into such vel as not only to merge locality into nationut also to expand the national into the uni-

greatness of the exposition of 1851 is, there-

be sought for in its elements — that it will versal, and be supported by the English It will be the effort of no paternal governbut the whole burden of expense, as well as ribution, will be the work of the popular nportance arises from its comiparative and itive character. It will place by the side manufactures those of foreign countries; shibit our beauties and defects; will he best qualities of our productions; and lustrate, broadly and clearly, our short s and imperfections. It will teach us where e been arrogant to be humble, yet where we orous to take courage. At the same time, ult of the exposition in its operation on the er will, we are persuaded, be to show him, plainest manner, that England is still his wehouse, and that in solid, sterling work he -ch to do before he even plants his foot upon dow. There is, we boldly assert, no need. 'for the result, if English manufacturers -ert themselves.

desire to press upon the attention of our . the fact, that in a very important departf the exposition the honour of England is -ted to the care of that district in which our seeks to circulate. The manufactures of rsfield and its locality hold, from their exof workmanship, and the beauty of their , a high position among the textile fabrics country; this and the spirited efforts of ROOKS, our STARKEYS, our ARMITAGES, iNIORS, and our Croslanps, are widely and thoroughly appreciated abroad as at home. But it is not enough that '-rsfield should contribute her ordinary prous — excellent though these may be — to the a


eition. Goods only of the highest stamp must itributed; the most exquisite finish, the verfect design, the richest colour, must xe sought for, and judiciously employed fabrication of perfect specimens of our manu-

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1 let the men, as well as their employers, feel 2rest in the succese of the effort. Let each whatever be his department, be impressed ie belief that he can conduce something to rfection all should seek; let him feel that honour of his town and firm his own honour take.

x all, the workman is the most important in the matter; in his hands are placed the es of success or defeat. Capital may lay a itiun; energy and speculation may devise but labour, and talent in labour, alone can the stones, and place them in their proper

"ms. To labour, then, in its representative —

orkman — we turn, and demand, that as on iccess depends, that success shall be certain taranteed. For his own sake the master is to plan and to furnish means to earry out ins; then let the workman for his own sake dy to execute and perform his work with an t mind — a resolute and settled will, setting -eing before him only the completion of his che end of his labour, in the beauty and per'a of his production, and being decided in his uind to attain to all that he has purposed.

vm the enthusiastic and sensible meetings t took place lately in our town, we augur things. There was about the proceedings a iness and unanimity exceedingly refreshing, Ts and men seemed to have united as though siden age were here — to have felt their cominterest — to have known their common obid to have predetermined to work manfually ier till that object should be accomplished he goal won, The subscription, too, which

'emains open, has commenced nobly, as will be ly the list we publish in our advertising

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'¢, important point in connection with the de-

not abandoned. At the same time an equally strong feeling appears to have arisen in favour of medals and certificates; while, however, justice demands that some pecuniary assistance should be rendered to needy inventors of articles of utility. The Commissioners have not, as yet, published any revised plan of prizes, although; from a recent document, we giean that money-prizes, except in peculiar cases, will not be persevered in.

The best information we can yet afford our readers as to the award of prizes is contained in 4 letter from a gentleman occupying a distinguished position in the Art-world, and now closely connected with the Commissioners for the Exposition. He Writes thus — hove noting definite is at yet scttiog, Teena and Tbe. picked men will be appoi to decide upon the merits of the various articles exhibited, and that these various juries will be selected out of one general jury; bit no perSah sed et a Srna to any doprtient Speaking of the prizes the writer proceeds to develope a plan of his own, which has been laid before,'and will probably be accepted by the Commission. He remarks : —

I argue that no person shall be bound to be considered a

Semetitor beeause he Senha; that if he chooses to state e does not com: juries shall take no eognizance of his works. — ;

I divide the prizes into three sections : —

Ist. A medal and certificate of honour awarded for certain excellencies in the article rewarded. , '

2nd. A medal and certifieate for inventions and discove: es not comprised within Section 3, together with such sums of money to needy inventors as may be deemed equi-

valent to fair expenses, &c., in the production of their wi

3rd. Medals and money-prizes for the achievement of some desired result in chemistry. &c., or the invention of some machine for a specific purpose. The test of success to be the fulfilment of all the requirements laid down in offering the prizes.

In Section 1 you have those to offer prizes for beforehand.

In Section 2 you give encouragement to the poor inventor.

In Section 3 done, reward it.

In allewing people to exhibit without forcing them into a competition, you do not place an old establisihe 1 house whose reputation would be perilled by entering the field with a new-fiedged rival, who has everything to ga'n and nothing to lose. On the contrary, if the old established house gains a prize, people would say it was no more than it ought te do, so that the gain is no gain, whilst to be unsuccessful would be a heavy loss indeed.

Nothing, however, is settled as to the prizes as yet. I know that all sorts of rumours have been afloat, arising out of some grave mistakes made in the early part of the movement. All that, however, is done away with now, and I tell my manufacturing friends that they must fight now ; and more than that, they must pay for the ammunition. Ifthey hang back and grumble, I hope the French and the Germans will hit them as hard as they can. It will be but useless for them to say they could have done this, that, or the other if they had thought it worth while. This game may do on a smali scale, for it was played both at Manchester and Birmingham, but it won't do in this large affair. Every man must: do his best, or be content to go to the wall; and the sooner he buckles on his armour, and sets to, the better.

With the hope that our manufacturers and their workmen wilf echo and work upon the exhortation in the last paragraph of this letter we have quoted, we leave the question of the Exposition, fully convinced that it will be antply successful, and that our own district will be found among the foremost in this goodly contest for the laurels and trophies of peaceful enterprize, though the field of competition embrace the numberless productions of the most gifted minds in the universal world.

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Editorial: As You Like It


Rosalind : ¥oung man, have you challenged Charles, the wrestler?

Orlando: No, fair princess; he is the general challenger: I come but in, as others do, to try with him the strength of my youth.

Glia: Young gentleman, your spirits are too bold for your years: YUU HAVE SEEN CRUEL PROOF OF THIS MAN'S STRENGTH: if you saw yourself with your eyes, or knew yourself with your judgment, the fear of your adventure would counsel you to a more equal enterprise. We pray you, fer your own suke, to embrace your own safety, and give over this attempt.

<As You Like Sr.

articles it will be impossible you say what you want done; and if it is

"T say," said Mr. Pickwick, "that I might have taken a greater revenge, but I content myself with exposing you, which I consider a duty I owe to society. This isa leniency, sir, which I hope you Will remember." So say we, firmly and pointedly, and with all respect, to the Leeds Mercury. We little dreamed that our first lance would have to be broken iu a defensive engagement with so formidable an antagonist as the Leeds Mercury. We are, however, "the challenged," — the glove has been thrown down, and, though reluctant, we feel compelled to take it up.

When we announced our intention two months ago of supplying the vacuum in Huddersfield, by establishing a weekly newspaper, we were vain and foolish enough to think that, in coming out on Liberal principles, we should secure, as friends and allies, the whole Liberal press of Great Britain ; and tSat if we were to be at all received with shyness, suspicion, or distrust, it would be from other and less congenial quarters. We have been mistaken. Not a word of incivility has escaped the Conservative portion of the press towards us, and while our Liberal contemporaries have also in the general paid respect to our pretensions, our prospects, and our credit, there remains one notable exception. It was reserved for the Leeds Mercury alone, as our Celia says, to give "cruel proof of his strength," and to treat us with caustic indiflerence and unkindness. We certainly did not expect as soon as our little bark was launched on the ocean of public opinion, fo be treated bike a pirate, and, without ceremony, boarded and scuttled by the Leviathan vessel of the West-riding ; but we are happy to be able to fortify ourselves and congratulate our numerous friends, with the assurance, that the attempt has proved utterly abortive, and that we have now got fairly out to sea, making our first voyage, with a rich cargo of board (thanks to our advertising friends), and we hope to return again and again with like cheering snccess, and eventually surmount al difficulties and petty jealousies, and prosecute our enterprise so triumphantly as to bask in the sunshine of popular favour.

A week ago, we felt it to be our duty to communicate i of the exposition is that of the prizes; an1

her considered in their arrangeme.t, or adiu-

iun, these appear to be full of diificulty. A g feeling has, from the commencement, pred against the money prizes, and especially the many meetings, metropvlitan and pro#l, having unanimously decided against them, in sume cases it hes been intimated that all ¥e withheld if

Te « Lies will ihe money-prizes are j '

the fact to some of our friends that the Leeds Mcrewry had refused to insert an advertisemert from us unless ;@e-paid. This, so unusal and extia>rdinarv, spread like wild-fire through the town and ncighbourhood, and had the effect of procuring for us a large measure of sy.npathy — aye, ai d practical sympathy too — from those who are lovers of fair play, and scorn a shabby action. For our own part, beyond first intimating the fact to a few of our friends, which we felt boa.d to do, we should have been weil content to let the matter drop without troubling our general readers with the details of our grievanze. But, as there prevails ageneta ich on th2 subject, and as there still remain seme of the ieee; y's best friends and adnzirers, (amongst whi-h but a fortnight azo we should have taken the liberty of claasing ourselves), who can scarcely credit the report that has gone abrvad, we deem it right to place on permanent record, in this, the first number of the Huddersfield Chronicle, the contempt with which we have been treated

— the way we were s-ught to be put duwn. b

Here, then, is a simple narrative of the facta; Anxious that the announcement of our projeet should be diffused as widely as possible (and, wiio can blame us'), we availed ourselves of the press as the advertising medium between ourselves and the public, in this and teighbouring counties.

We will do it the justice to say, that no iridivi ial paper was more likely to effect our object than the Leeds Mercury. A short Rim inary announcement accordingly appeared there iri February last, th¢ charge for which #6 ud was 5s. 10d. We beg our triends to note the amount — oaly jive shillings and tenpence: As the time drew nigh when we must male our first appearance before the public, and still wishing, while practising all due ecoriomy, to have every publicity, we sent another short advertisement to the Ixeds Mercury, and other provincial papers, desiring an insertion of our dd¥ertisement: in the following Saturday's paper, being the very week before our No. 1 must appear. We informed the Mercury that if they would foreard an account of that and former advertisement; a post-office order would be immedintely sent:

Could anything be fairer or more reasonable than this? Had we any right or reason to expect any different treatment from the handsof the Mercury in regard to its terms, than any bookseller, news-agent, or solicitor in the town would have reeeived? Trite; the Merciry can do what it will with its own; and ean dictate its own terms of doing business. We give it the full benefit of all that 3 but why are we singled out for exception?

Mark the reply ! —

Mr. J. 5. Skyrme, Leeds Mercury Office, March 28, 1850, Chronicle Office, Huddersfield:

Sir, — we enclose you our bill for former and present advertisement, and beg you will do us the favour to reinit the amount by railway parcel aneror Our rong WILL BE PRE-PAYMENT.

Pro Edw. Baines & Sons, ANDREW KERNAN.

Our readers will excuse us displaying portions of this choice specimen of courtesy and charity in italics. and small capitals:

The above was written on Thursday, and reached us on Good Friday morning: The public will judge with what astonishment we must have perused its contents. We felt keenly for the moment the insult offered us. We felt the attack was made upon our credit and character. We felt in making an honest, and, we may add, a praiseworthy attempt to struggle into existenee; we did not deserve such treatment' as not to be deemed trustworthy for a few shillings, but that an attempt must be made to stifle us in our birth.

Instead, however, of remitting the amount, as requested, for past and present, or rather, futwre advertisement, (for it had not appeared), we then enclosed by the Friday morning's post (though, we confess, it would have been niore consonant to our feelings to have transacted no secular bnsiness on that universal holyday), with all due promptness and civility, postage-stamps to the amount of the 5s. 10d. we owed for the advertisement so appearing on the 9th of February, and with reference to the advertisement then in hand, stated that if the Mercury liked to insert any advertisements from us,'and then, after the advertisements had appeared, would forward the account, the money should be remitted immediately. We concluded our letter by saying, " Under any circumstances we shall decline to pre-pay for any advertisement appearing in your paper from us." The result of this, our presumption, is soon told. Our advertisement appeared in all the papers to which it was sent, except the Leeds Mercury.

Our cause of complaint of the treatment received from the Leeds Mercury does not end here.

The day following that on which we had ventured to ask the Mercury to insert our advertisement without first sendifig the money, we were rash enongh to write Messrs. Baines, offering to exchange papers in the customary manner, many other respectable journals having agreed to this at once. Not so the Mercury.

The following will be perused with additional interest :- —

Leeds Mercury Office, 29th March, 1850.

Messrs. Skyrme and Micklethwaite, Chronicle Office, Huddersfield.

Gentlemen, — we are obliged by your offer to exchange papers, but must beg leave to decline it.

According to your request, we shall send you a copy of our paper to-morrow. If you wish us to send you a naper regularly, please to send us pamnent jor one-quarter year IN ADVANCE, Viz., es. 5d., which is the pre-payment charge to the trade. Otherwise, we shall be glad to receive dd. in pustage stamps for the paper of to-morrow.

We are, Gentlemen, Your mest obedient servants, Pro Ed. Baines & Sons, ALEXR. RITCHIE,

Let us not be understood as blaming the Mercury for not exchanging papers, for theirs, like ours, we apprehend, are printed to sell; but while refusing that favour, the opportunity is not omitted of reminding us that, even if we buy, we must pay in advances,

Was it not enough for Messrs. Baines to refuse us credit till an advertisement could appear, without repeating the insult, by refusing us a quarter's credit for their paper, which any costermonger could obtain? We have only to add tit the FIVEPENCE in postage stamps was duly forwarded as requested, and our account with the Leeds Mercury finally closed.

We leave this story to tell its ownmoral. We confess we always thought weil of Mr. Baines as a gentleman, a man ef business, and a Christian ; but if Mr. Baines, on reflection, can think he has done right, and acted so conscientiously and consistently as to jnstify his conduct in this particular, it is no further an affair of ours. We leave him to the uninterrupted enjoyment of the felicity he has occasioned himself. He will have his reward, doubtless, in that. Our reward has already been secured. Our advertising columns are to-day crowded by the special favours of our friends, and subsexibers flock in by hundreds, The feeling, we are happy to find, is general in the town and that it shall not be put down. Oh, no! The tide of public opinion has set in already in our favour too strongly for that. Having quoted Mr. Pickwick before, we are reminded of another incident in his chequered life ; how he had the misfortune to become a defendant in am aetion-atlaw$ and how Serjeant Buzruz was retained as counsel against him onthe memorable trial. We therefore extract a portion of that learned Serjeant's grandiloquent address to 'the jury, for the edification of all those who now or hereafter may seek to do us unmerited injury, and who may net possess, in all its fragranee and beauty, that charity "which envieth not," for we " are neither to be imtimidated, nor ' bullied, nor put down, and any attempt to do either the one or the other, or the first or the last, will recoil on the head of the attempter, be he plaintiff or be he defendant ; be his } name Pickwick, or Noakes, o¥ Stoakes, or Stiles, or Brown, or Thompson."

Mr. Baines, on a recent visit to Huddersfield, was informed, from the best aathority, that a hewspaper was about to appear ; and he was moreover told, what is no F nger a secret, of the cunnection of some gentlemen in the town with the paper. Mr. Baines was told with perfect candour and truthfulness that there was neither wish or expec'ation of interfering with the Leeds Mercury, and after oth-r conversation this statement was concluded by a remark to MrBaines, which Mr. Baines himself adopted and approved, "The Leeds Mercury can afford to be generous." "Yes," replied Mr. Baines, 'tt caz afford te be generous." We only now rejoin, "It can indeed." The public has an opportunity of judging in what such gonerosity consists. "Save me from my friends,"

Since the above was in typo, and when. it was too late to w-thdraw it, had we felt so disposed, we have received the following communication from Mr. Baines : —

Leeds Mercury Office, April 4, 1850.

GENTLEMEN, — I have learnt this morning, to my preat revret, that the advertisement of the Huddersfield Chronicle was last week rejected by our clerks, from want of pre-payment; and ilso, thit your offer to exchauge papers with us was declined.

I think it right tu inform you, tiat 1 strongly disapprove of neighbourhood to support a newspaper, and adetermination both these steps. My wish is, as 1 told Mr. Floyd in February, always to be on friendly terms with our contemporaries, and never, either publicly or privately, to do them a discourtesy. I had written some weeks since in the same spirit to our Huddersfield correspondent. It has always been my intention to exchange papers with you ; and I am aware that there is no ground for refusing your advertisements.

I have only to add, that should you wish the advertisement to appear next rday, we shall publish it on hearing from you; ond "itd, that we shall readil 7 exchangs the Mercury for the ronicle;

18th Gen Fears oe DWD" BAINES.

The projirietors of the Huddersfteld Chronicle. _ j

We leave to Mr: Baines the full benefit of his own explanation. It is only courteous to him to do so. We have no wish to prevoke further discussion: ;

"If you are really innocent of what ig laid to yotir charge, you are more unfortunate than I had believed any man could possibly be: What do vow say, Mr. Fogg ?" "I say precisely what you say," replied Fogg WITH A SMILE OF INCREDULITY;

Local Intelligence

We this day present our readers with the first number of our promised weekly newspaper, the ni¢rits and defects of which they will no doubt freely canvass: The whole of the type has been newly cast to our expresd orders, by Messrs: MH4ER and Richard, the eminent type-founders of Edinburgh ; and we venture to assert, without subjecting ourselves to the charge of egotism, that few provimi. cial newspapers can be found combining so great a degree of neatness and elegance in typographical arrangement. We are happy to hear that the Workpeople in the employ of the eminent firm; — Messrs. Starkey Brothers, of yd Bridge, have taken up the idea of a PRELIM-I

NARY Saviincs' Bank" for themselves; and in concert with the foremen, formed the requisite "committe." There is considerable interest. shown in the subject and it bids fair to be well supported.

Election of Churchwardens

ELECTION OF Churchwardens. — at a meeting of the ratepayers of the parish of Huddersfield, held in the vestry of the Parish Church, on Wednesday last, the 3rd of April, the Vicar in the chair, the following gentlemen were wuanimously elected to the office of churchwarden for the ensuing ear : —

» Parish Jere Kaye:

St. Puwl's oo... Mr. John Tindale. Frown... .c0cccccecee Mr. Wm. Sugden. Paddock... ccc. Mr. Josh. Whiteley. Brudley ....00....c000Mr. John Gibson. Lindley ...............Mr. James Wilson; Longwood ........600 Mr. William Sykes, Glodr eccecccccceseese Mr. David Whitwam,. Slaithwaite........00.. Mr. Josh. Shaw. Mursden..c..ccccccc0es Mr. John Dowse. Scemmonden ;....:...Mr. George Lumb,

Huddersfield Philosophical Society

HUDDERSFIELD PHILOSOPHICAL Society. — we are requested by the Council to state that Mr. Montgomery's lecture last Wednesday evening, will probably close the present series; as, owing to Mr. Cox's engagements, he cannot fix a day for his promised lecture on the Electric Telegraph. It will therefore be postponed for the present, and will fornr one of the series which it is the intention of the council to Provide for their members and subscribers next winter. e attendance on the present series has been upon the average, good, though not equal to the expectations of the conncil. We trust: that next season there will be a more just appreciation of their exertions, and a more extended taste for that higher class of intellectual entertainment which it is the province of this society to provide for its members.

A Cow in a Garret

A Cow IN a Garret. — monday being the spring cattle fair caused a great number of beasts to be exposed in Church Street and King Street for sale: a motherly-looking cow, and one possessed of perhaps a more intelligent and aspiring mind than her companions, took a fancy to pry into the secrets of Mr. Ream's hair-cutting rooms, over the stationary shop of Mr. Pilter, in King Street, and, with the utmost assurance, walked, or rather ran up stairs. Mr. Ream was engaged at the time, dressing a young lady's hair, and, it may readily be imagined that, if they were not both alarmed, they were somewhat surprised at the appearance of this strange visiter. Mr. Ream drove the avimal out of the room, but, as her curiosity was not sufficiently satisfied, instead of going down stairs she ascended still farther, and seemed anxious to fraternise with the men employed in Mr. Pilter's printing office on the floor above. From this place, however, she was quickly dismissed, when she managed to back herself carefully down stairs again, but not being satisfied with Mr. Ream's previous want of courtesy towards her, she again rushed into his room — ran towards the window, and passed her head through the glass, at the same time giving a loud salute, as if in triumph, to her comrades in the street below. She was then again driven out of the room, and with an equal carefulness, as before, backed herself down stairs, doubtlessly well pleased with her " peep ito the garres."

Druidical Anniversary

Drvipicat Anniversary. — the twenty-first anniversary of Lodge 345 of the United Ancient Order of Druids, was celebrated on Good Friday, the 29th of March, at the house of Brother John Clayton, Swan-with-two-necks, Westgate, in this town, when upwards of 190 members and widows of deceased brothers sat down to a good substantial dinner, provided by the worthy host and hostess, which gave general satisfaction. The cloth having been drawn, a vote of thanks was given to the several officers for the able manner in which they had catered for the guests. The lodge doors were then thrown open for the admission of members' wives, sweethearts, and friends, and harmony continued to prevail without intermission till a late hour, when the company separated highly satistied with the proceedings of the evening.

Odd Fellows' Anniversary

Opp Fellows' ANNIVERSARY, M.u. — the members of Lodge 416, of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity, commemorated their anniversary on Good Friday, at the house of Mr. James Dyson, Cross Keys Inn, top of High Street, in this town, when upwards of sixty regaled themselves with a. most sumptuous repast, provided in an excellent style by the host and hostess, which gave great satisfaction to those who partook thoreof; and who, in truth, did their best to show that, so far as the creature cemforts were involved, they had not attended in vain. After the cloth had been drawn, and the regular routine of business gone through, new officers were chosen, and the financial state of affairs discussed, from which it appeared that the lodge is in a very satisfactory state. The ;greatest good humour and hilarity prevailed, — and songs, recitations, &o., went round until a late honr, when the party dispersed to their respective homes, highly gratified with the day's repast and proceedings.

Sowerby Bridge

Sowerby Bripee. — we are glad to inform our readers that the Post-master General has been pleased to extend the privilege of granting and paying post-otfice orders to Sowerby Bridge. This will, no doubt, be a great. convenience to such a populous district.

Wages Case from Lockwood

Wacees Casz, From Lockwoop. — john Bright summoned a sub-contractor named Hurst, from Lockwood, before the Magistrates atthe Guild Hall, on Saturday, for the sum of 1, 19s. 8d. arrears of wages, said te' be due

J. J. Freeman appeared. for for 224 days' work. Mr. Bright, and Mr. W. Dransfield for Hurst. From the evidence, which was of a very unsatisfactory and conflicting characte, it ap ad that Bright was engaged on " day work " at 2s. 8d. per day, but the kind of work falling short upon which he was engaged, he was put upon stone breaking at so much per yard. Bright however stated in his evidence that after being in that capacity for about half a day, he went to Hurst and told him he "could not make anything out of the stone breaking," upon which he (Hurst) said he must go on, and it: would "be day work." It was stated, im defence, that nothing of the kind was ever uttered ; and a number of witnesses were called, who all stated that they had seen Hurst give Bright half-acrown in discharge of his wages, who then expressed himself satisfied, and: admitted that that sum made them "all 'right/" The defendant also put in as evidence his day book, but as he was totally unacquainted with the common rudiments of writing, and his manner of keeping his book b-ing quite unintelligible to every body but himself, the worthy magistrate expressed kiase'f quite puzzled in the matter, but ultimately decided that the complainant should receive 19s. 4d.

Caution to Boys Breaking Sabbath

Caution To Boys SABBATH Breaking. — on Saturda last, three boys were charged at the Guild Hal, before > Brook, Esq., with playing at "pitch and toss," on the Sunday previous, at Aspley Mill. The offence was clearly proved. The officer stated that the custom had become very prevalent latterly in that neighbourhood, and, while parties of boys and ales upgrown persons were carrying on their unlawful games, scouts were siationed at various parts to give a signal should a policeman be seen. Mr. Brouk gave the boys a sovere lectare, and warsed the parents, who were p'esent, of the consequences: which would ultimately follow if they would not use their parental authority ia restra:Aing their children from such vicious courses, especially on the Sabbath. He then fined each of the delinguents in the nominal penalty of ls., which, with expenses, amounted to 5s. 8d., or be committed to the fiouse of Correction. i:

Election of Guardians

ELECTION OF GUARDIANS. An important duty again devolves on the ratepayers, of electiug men of ability, standing, and usefulness, ad guardians of the poor of this extensive union; We hope, next wee, to publish an entire list of the 41 guardians, for by that time all the elections will have been completed. Int two townships only are there any contests, viz., Huddersfield and Kirkburton. In the former eleven are nominated, from which five only can be returned. The following are the names as they appear in the Huddersfield nomination pers : — .

John Carter, Ramsden Street, auctioneer. Thomas Hartley, Buxton Road, innkeeper. ' Robert Spivey, W. te, innkeeper. ' Benjamin Hai addock, manufacturer. Jonathan Leech, King Street, tinner. ' Joseph Bottomley, Westgate, innkeeper. ' Thomas Hayley, Queen Street, plumber. Henry Charlesworth, Buxton Road, cardmaker. Joseph Johnson, Fitzwilliam Street, gentleman. Joseph Turiie , New North Road, woo!stapler. Thomas Webb, Quteen Street, merchant. Those marked (') vere four of tlie five guardians of lasti year, Mr. John North, the other guardian, havins retired. Mr. Jehnson and Mr. Webb have also served the office of guardians in former years: We also find the name of Mr. Commissioner Charlesworth in the list: From the entire list ari excellent selection may be made. To mention names would be invidious, but ds journalists we think we ought not to omit directing public attention to Mr. Bottomley, az one of the five who ought to be elected. For about ten years, consecutively, he hag diligently and faithfully, ant to the satisfaction of every body, both ratepayers and ths poor, discharged his duty. It will give us pleasure and the town satisfaction, again to see him returned: __

In Kirkburton township there are two candidates, Mr. John Sykes, solicitor, and Mr. John Carter. We apprehend the ratepayers will have no difficulty here in making their selection.

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Methodist New Connexion

Methodist NEW CONNEXION Bazaar. — our readers will bear in miind that arrangements are in progress for holding a Bazaar, at the latter end of the present month, in the Philosophical Hall, the proceeds of which are to b? appropriated to the liquidation of the debt on the Ciren't ouses of this body. Several of the leading ladies of the neighbourhood, have already consented to preside at stalls, and to furnish novelties of an almost numberless variety, such as the creative faculty of woman can alone produce, for the approaching exhibition; and which will, we doubt not, attract a goodly number to see it.

Foresters' Annivesary

Foresters' Anniversary. — the members of court Conquerer, No. 2156, of the Ancient Order Foresters, held their anniversary on Easter Monday, at Mr. Josey+ Dunford's, Saracen's Head, in this town; when the me:nbers partook of an excellent dinner got up in first-rate style. After the cloth had been removed, the court forma!" y opened, P. C. R. John Williams was called to the chair, and P. 8. C. R. Luke Jones to the vice-chair. The business having' been brought to a close, the court was throw open for visitors, and harmony prevailed until a late honr.

Methodist New Connexion Sunday School

Methodist New Connnexxion Sunday SCHOOL ANNVersary. — on Easter Sunday, three sermons were preach.» in High Street Chapel, in aid of the above Institution. it the morning and evening by the Rev. J. Poxon, of Sheffiel 1, and in the afternoon by the Rev. J. Orme, of Lindley: &ppropriate hymns were sung by the children, and at the' Close of each service, collections were made amounting i the whole to 19/. 1s.

It will be seen on reference to our advertising ecohurnd that Bayldon's establishment, corner of Cross Church Streety is one of the cheapest and most fashionable hat warehouses! in the town.

Brighouse: Election of a Surveyor

Brichouse. — election OF a Surveyor. — a very sever? contest has just taken place for the office of surveyur of tha highways, an office held for severl years, at intervals, by Juhn Brook, Esq. Previous to his election last year, he had discharged the duties on the office in such a mannec as to have earnec the respect and gratitude of the ratspayers generally, and especially of that class least able ty bear taxetion. Party and political feeling, has howeva" unfortunately sprung up — and though it cannot be dispute} that Mr. Brook hus performed his duties withtho greatest' care and skill, every effort has been used to splice him, The result of the two days' poll, whieh was teriainate yesterday, (Friday,) at three o'clock, stands thus, —


Mr. Brooke ...........ceccee cece ccesesccccceccceccscceess 307 Mr. H. Ormerod ...........c..cecceseessceecceeeeneeces 2326 Majority for Mr. Brooke.....°..; Srelewserdacyses woxce 71

Serious Charge Against an Engine Driver

SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST AN Encrve Driver: — at thd Guildhall, on Tuesday last, an engine-driver in the employ' of the London and North-western Company, was char:+ before Mr. Armitage, with having been drunk and incapahl@ on the Ist of April, at a time when he ought to have beer. performing his-duty. Mr. Freeman appeared on behalf of the company, and the prisoner was defended by Mr. Dransfield. It appeared that the prisoner had been employed =? drive the pilot engine throuzh Standedze Tunnel, ail. should, consequently, above all others, have been a man >¢ steadfastness and strict regularity. Instead of this he w-.¥ found lying by the side of his engine in A state of helpless! drunkenness, incap xble of working his engine, and alto-ether incapable of performing his duty. The object of ui> company, in pressing the present charge, was with the vie v to deter other of their servants from like dangerous practie>It appeared from the evidence of the police-officer at tx? Marsden end of the tunnel that at the time the priso:.2:° should have been on the look-out for a luggage train, whie't was dtie, he was in a state of intoxieation, and neeie t ousing before'the train came in sight, which he had to pi! » through the tunnel. He, however, though intexice:-1, piloted the train safely through and brought another baex. Mr. Sykes, station master at Marsden, corroborated th? above statement, and adtited that when the prisoner put =h engine in motion. after' his arrival on the spot, he tue t the regulator the wrong way. Mr. Dransfield, for the d2fence, said: that the prisoner had hitherto borne an excellen:: character, and had never been reported before, and in1smuch as the company would necessarily diseharye him, h » hoped the bench would not sentencs' the prisoner to a; term of imprisonment, but only fine him for the offenc>. The bench considered the' case clearly made out, and w>-" of opinion that the company had acted in 2 most praisoe worthy manner in bringing him as an examj}2e before v court of justice. Under all the circumstances they considered the case one of so aggravatetl a character that t12._ felt it their duty to commit the prisoner to the House > Correction for two months.

Sir John Ramsden's Rent Dinner

Sir Joan Rimspen's Rent Dinner. — the usual annual dinner of the tenants of Sir J. W. Ramsden, Bart., was ni i on Thursday, at Mr. Robert Spivey's, Green Dragon Inay Westgate, in this town. The viands and other more su >stantial features of the repast were equal to the reputati + of the respected: host and hostess... cloth having bo? drawn Mr. Joseph Kaye was eailed to the chaix: Mr. Mir shall oceupied the vice-chair. After the usual loyal tox<t# had beew duly honoured the "health of the young land'or k of the Huddersfield estates," was submitted, several i stances of his liberality being alhidett to in terms of praise, in proof that he had the interest of his tenantry at hea. among others his recent donatiou of 22. to the Buildin s Fund of the Meehanics' Institution. The toasts of the "th Magistrates," " Mr. Locke and the Huddersfield Improv >ment Commissioners," " Mr. Hathorn and Mr. Brook," ':3.The 'educational and. literary institutions of the town," success to the Huddersfield Chronicle," and several oth -:" toasts were given during the evening, after which the me>ing separated with a vote of thanks to the shairman an |' vice-chahnman.

Huddersfield Horticultural and Floral Society

HUDDERSFIELD HORTICULTURAL AND Frorat Society: — The committee of this useful society are again on t-2 alert, anxious to secure a large and spirited exhibition th's' year, destined, if possible, to exceed the most suecesst ]! of its predecessors. The committee held their first me-'ing on Tuesday evening last, at the Gorge and Drayery Westgate, when, between 60. and 70. in subscriptions! were handed over to the treasurer, F. P. Crosland, Esq which is in addition to a balance of avd. remeining in ths hands of the treasurer from last year. The amount to he' offered m prizes in 1850 is 1201. ; and, in ordex to place 21! classes: of competitors on an equal fuoting, a cottages elass has been added, by which means cottager will h® laced in competition wich cottager, instead of having, -# hitherto, to compete with persons of more extensivs mens We heartily wish the committee success in their entert -in; system of management, and shall feek it our duty +9 chronicle their exhibition when the day of competiti; : arrives.

Lindley: Appointment of Surveyors of Highways

LENDLEY. — APPOENTMENT OF SURVEYORS oF Hrsg _ Way¥s. — at a moecting of rate-payers held in Lindley Se': vi room, en Thursday, the 28th ult., Mr. William Sykes «3 : the chair, Mr. George Walker, of Park House. and 'tr. ; Gideon Gledhill, weve elected surveyors' for the mei e 'year; Mr. Joseph Pilling was appointed assistant surver, at a salary. 'Phe accounts of the out-going surve Zane huving been examined and pa. $d, the Meeting sh, aeauell,

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