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4 THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1850. LONDON COLONIAL WOOL SALES At the Haut [Hat] of Commerce, on THURSDAY, 13th, [the] and TUESDAY, 25th June, and SATUR- [STAR- SATURDAY] DAY, 6th July, 5,000 Bales AUSTRALIAN, Port Paitip, [Patti] ADELAIDE, and Van Diewen's [Diemen's] Lanp [Lane] WOOL; including, on the 13th, [the] A re iz Logs, (Shp, [Ship] fi) GTP, [GAP] OHO, fae [far] BM, and other approved flocks, by C. and J. D. JACOMB, Brokers, 2, Basinghall-streat. [Basing hall-street] LIVERPOOL WOOL SALES. N THURSDAY, 13th June, at Two, Q at the Broxsrs' [Brothers] Sace-Room, [Case-Room] 10, Norra [Nora] Joun- [John- Consent] S7REAT, [STREAT] LIVERPUOL, [LIVERPOOL] 1,90) bales and bags Entre [Enter] Rios and Buenos Ayres, of superior quality, and mostly f-ee from burr ; 45 ,, SPANISH; 2) ,, GERMANISED [GERMANS] ODESSA; 4, East Inpia; [India] BY) ,, Russian; WOOL. 75) ,, Oporto; 99 ,, Mocaporz; [Majors] 15) ,, Tursey, [Turkey] ke. 2169 bales. App'y to ABRAM GARTSIDE Co., Wooi [Wool] Brokers. for the aud [and] Mantle Business.-Also, IMPROVERS WANTED, immeodiately.-Apply [immediately.-Apply] at the PARTNER WANTED. in the Business of Fancy Cloth Sipinning, [Spinning] in the neighbourhood of Iluddersfield, [Huddersfield] a PARTNER, who can bring into the business a sum of For farther part axeman, Solicitors, Huddersfield. be DISPOSED OF, by PRIVATE CON- [CONTRACT] TRACT, a handsome OMNIBUS, entirely new, and eight out. The abore [bore] is painted Pea-green, is hand- [handsomely] somely [solely] flowered, and is admirably adapted for a private For price, and to view, apply to Mr. Jackson, Stafford Arms Posting Establishment, Wakefield. O be DISPOSED OF, and may be entered to immediately, an excellent BUSINESS, in the Drug towns. The Stock is moderate, has been carefully selected, and may be taken to at a small valuation. Satisfactory quishing [wishing] the same. re is a Dwelling-House attached, and to a Young Man of business habits this is an remunerative business, which admits of being considerably extended. The rent and payments are very low Address, i Huddersfield. ET to Henry Brook, of Huddersfield, Wool- [Wool called] called WELLHOUSE MiLIs, [Miles, in Huddersfield, together with the following Machinery therein - - Washieg [Washing] Machines, eight Billies, eight Carders, and twelve Sicribbiers, [Scribblers] one Jenny, one Indigo Mill, one Shake Lewis's narrow Perpetuals, one Cross Raising Machine, five Jones's Brashirg [Brushing] Milts (various), 27 and 37 broad Power Piping, other Articles, Trade Fixtures, Implements, and Utensils ;- Amv [Am] Brook, as Executrix and Trustee of the late William Brook, MELTHAM OLD MILL. O be LET, or SOLD by PRIVATE CON- [Con old] OLD MILL, situate at Meltham, in the parish 'of Almond- [Almondbury] dary, [day] Yorkshire, with the Dyehouse, Stove, Warehouse, 16-horse Steam Engine, 20-horse Boiler, Water Wheel (5 f t bread and 49 feet diameter), and three Biflys, [Bills] with W ishing [fishing] Machine, and other Apparatus -o and a-balf [a-bale] years are unexpired, at a moderate annual Fr nt. 8 -ribbler, [scribbler] one Carder, one Teazer, [Tears] one Fearnought, [Fear nought] and t -o pair Mules, with Steam-pipes in the said Mill. exten [extent] orton [Norton] ANTED, In and Outdoor APPRENTICES Dress-making Ghroxicie [Grocers] Office, Market-place, Huddersfield. . Manufacturing and Woollen Yarn and Worsted A ae. iculars, [particulars] apply te Messrs. BReOK [Brook] and FASHIONABLE OMNIBUS FOR SALE. never having been used, constructed to carry eight inside Gentleman, having Pole, &c., complete. TO CHEMISTS AND DRUGGISTS. und [and] Chemical Tine, in one of the principal West Riding reasons will be given by the present Proprietor for relin- [rein- intelligible] eligible opportunity of taking te an old-established and for further particulars, J. R., Chronicle Office, len [le] Manufacturer, the MILLS and other PREMISES, . Fourteen pairs of Pulling Stocks, nine Raising Gigs, two Wiley, one Teazer, [Tears] sixteen Lewis's Cross Cutters, two Looms, fifteen pairs 'of Muies, [Mules] Shafting, Steam 'and Gas Which Mills and Machinery are the Property of Mrs. May Slst, [Slat] 1850. TRACT, all that Leasehold MILL, called MEETHAM [MELTHAM] 6 acres of Land, Dwelling-house, Out-buildings, n-zines and Carders, one Teazer, [Tears] eight pair'of Stocks, one 'he above Premises are Leasehold for a Term, of which Also, to be or absolutely SOLD, one Billy, one The whole are in the oceupation [occupation] of Messrs. John aid Brothers, Scribbling Fulling Millers. Also, to be SOLD, two Carts and two Horses and. Hayness. [Harness] . The Mil has been recently rebuilt, is in good condition, profitably occupied, within a short distanpe [distance] from Hudders- [Udders- Huddersfield] dicld [dict] Market, and may be entered immediately, being dis- [disposed] posed of in consequence of the death of one ef the partners. Further particulars may be obtained on application to M-. John Morton, of Salendine Nook Mr. John Morton, of Quarmby or, ae . Mr. WILLIAM HAIGH, . ., Solicitor, Huddersfield. HORBURY. T be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. BECKET, at the house of Mr. Richardson, the FLEECE INN, H .RBuRY, [Bury] near Wakefield, on WEDNESDAY next, the 12th di, of June, at Five o'clock in the Afternoon (subject to gu b conditions as shall be then produced), 4 l that Capital STEAM MILL, now used as a Corn M 1; with the MESSUAGE [MESSAGE] or and Close of Grass LAND adjoining,-all wich [which] Premises are situate at OssETT [Ossett] COMMON, near Wake- [Wakefield] fi id, and contain an area of Two Acres, Two Roods, and Perches, or thereabouts; and are now in the occupation of Mr. Joseph Ginn, corn miller. . 4 The Premises are Freehold, and are well supplied with water. The Mill is in excellent repair, and contains three of -French Stones, one pair of Grey Stones, Bean plitter, [litter] Malt Roller, Dressing Machine, and every other Fa juisite [just] for a complete Corn Mill; and may, at a trivial be converted into a Woollen or Worsted Mill. ' For parttécular [particular] 8, y to Mace JAMES WHITHAM, oo, 2 Solicitor, Wakefield. Wakefield, 4th Jeme, [Jee] 1850. . DALTON FOLD, IN. DALTON. . FARMERS, CATTLE DEALERS, &c. T be SOLD by.AUCTION, by Mr. WALTER BRADLEY,. on WEDNEspay [Wednesday] next, June 12, on the FaRM, [Farm] in the occupation of Mr. John Wood, at DaLTon [Dalton] 'oresaid, 'aforesaid] who is giving-up the same, The following FARMING IMPLEMENTS, CATTLE, &c., namely, two superior and useful Mileh [Mile] Cows, one new calved, th other within a few days of ealving; [leaving] also one in calf. are recommended as healthy and sound, ae above Cows aad [and] handsome in point.and colour. .. .. . Oxe [One] useful brown Horge, [Horse] one good broad-whecled [broad-wheeled] Cast, with sideboards and Shelving; two. nayrow-wh [narrow-wh] ditto; one Pony Gig; two sets im [in] eon- [on- condition] dition [edition] two sets Trace Géam, [Gram] Ploughing Traces, &c., for - two horsés; [horses] about three tons of good Hay in stack ;.one ton of Wheat Straw; one pair of. Ox Harrows, one pajr [par] of Light ditto; good Plough, mindry Monday] Bwin Win] le Trees; Hay and Turnip ditto; Winnowi [Window] Machine; two Whe [The] Milk Wheelbarrow. and Lar [La] Milk Can ; four sundry Milk Cans; Oak Coyn [Con] Chest and Corn Tubs; 'Beone [Been] Roller Strike Measure two Riddles and Sieve; two Ladders; three Long Hay Forks and two Short ditto; Hay Rakes, sundry Shovels and Spades, Mattoc, [Attic] &c.;;, two ma- [measure] sure ree [ere] Wood Pails; two Cow Troughs. Small and Large Gates; flee Clothes Posts and Stones, to fix the game; stone Trough; psir [Sir] of Large Pruning Shears; sun- [sundry] sdry [dry] Poles and Timber'; quantity of Manure. - 'At the same time 'and plase [place] will be Sold a quantity of Hea [He] de and Slays;. Wringer;; 'thaee [three] Winches and Frames; four Flags, about one-and-a-half snd [and] two yards square; and sundry other Effects. Sale to commence at Half-past Ten a.m. EGYPTIAN DROPS. A SPEEDY CURE for STONE and GRAVEL, ' will be sent to. any Person, by- [by enclosing] enclosing Ten Stamps, to THOMAS WILKINSON, Land Agent, Moreton, near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. NEW IRONMONGERY ESTABLISHMENT, 32, KING -STR#ET. [SIR#ET] j WOMERSLEY begs to inform the Public; 3 constantly, on hand a very Choice, Selection of GENE 'and FURNISHING GERY [GREY] GOODS, of a first-rate quality and design; and which, on inspection, will be found to contain some of the Cheapest Articles in the Trade The Stock comprises STOVE GRATES, RANGES, FENDERS, FIRE IRONS, &c., suited for every kind of room and. dwelling Improved Cooking Ranges, Xe. Best Japanned TEA TRAYS, TEA COFFEE POTS, Urns, Kettles, Dish Covers, Coal Vases, Hat and Umbrella Stands, Superior Cutlery, Door Mats, &c. &c. The Latest Improved Shower, Hip, Spanging, [spanning] and other BATHS, at very reduced prices-wigh [prices-with] every other descrip- [Scrip- description] tion [ion] of Birmingham and Sheffield Goods in the Trade. Also, the Improved Patent WEIGHING MACHINES, of a very superior quality, adapted for any situation, or any description of goods. Beli-Hanging, [Bile-Hanging] and all kinds of Smith's Work, executed with the greatest care and punctuality. Pa ESTABLISHED 1814. ROEBUCK BROTHERS, CABINET MAKERS, UPHOLSTERERS, 7 AyD [Ad] DEALERS IN BRITISH PLATE GLASS, 14, NEW STREKZ, [STRIKES] HUDDERSFIELD, FQVEG [VEG] to announce that their facilities for Busi- [Bus] ness are such as to ensure punctuality and satisfaction. GILDED WINDOW CORNICES and CHIMNEY GLASSES Manufactured in an endless variety of Designs, ; and a rich and varied ASSORTMENT OF CABINET GOODS, suitable for Drawing, Dining, and Bed Rooms, constantly kept in Stock. ; SILVERED PLATE GLASS . of the finest quality and clearness supplied to any di- [dimensions] mensions. [mansions] SILK and WORSTED DAMASKS, TABERETTES, [TABLETS] and CHINTZES, and DPHOLSTERY [UPHOLSTERY] in all its depart- [departments] ments. [rents] A constant supply of DANTZIC [DYNASTIC] and LINCOLNSHIRE FEATHERS, warranted perfectly sweet aud [and] satisfactory. GUTTA PERCHA PICTURE FRAMES, In every Design, made by the Gutta Percha Company. OBSERVE-FOUR OS ee OF THE IMPERIAL TO OUR READERS. TuovucH [Touch] the Chronicle has only this day completed its tenth publication, we feel bound to offer our thanks to those numerous friends who have im [in] the outset honoured us with their patrenage [patronage] either as Advertisers or as Subscribers. The success which has attended our exertions hitherte, [hitherto] and the many testimonials daily com- [coming] ing to hand te eur [er] undertaking,- [undertaking] together with the growing importance of the district of which Huddersfield is the centre,- [centre] and which we aspire to represent fully and efficiently,-has induced us te decide upon THE ENLARGEMENT THE CHRONIC LE. We have now the pleasure of announcing to our numerous Readers that on and after SaruRpay, [Saturday] the 6th of Jury next, the Chronicle will be ENLARGED.TO THE FULL SIZE Ale LOWED BY LAW, 'and thus be equal in point of size to the Man- [Manchester] chester Guardian, Leeds Mercury, London Times, or any of the leading Daily or Weekly News-' papers. - The price of the Chronicle, as hitherto, will be fourpence halfpenny. THE CHRONICLE, JUNE 8, 1850. - i DEFEAT OF MR. FOX'S SCHEME OF Na- [National] TIONAL [NATIONAL] SECULAR EDUCATION. Tue House of Commons, on Wednesday night, sealed the fate of Mr. Fox's praiseworthy attempt to afford a national system of secular instruction to the English people, so far as its vote can be supposed to operate against the expressed require- [requirements] ments [rents] of that society, of which its members form but a section. As indicative of the feeling of the country on this question, a very imperfect 'section indeed is the English House of Commons. But the bill is lost, and that too by an overwhelming ma- [majority] jority [majority] 5 only 58 supporters of the measure being at their post house numbering 345. In the onset of our career, we made Hold to assert that may be the immediate fate of the measure in the House of Commons, its prin- [pain- principles] ciples [piles] have taken hold on the popular mind, and the cloud of prejudice, by which it is sought to be obscured, will be speedily dissipated. The debate on Wednesday evening was not alone remarkable for the rejection of this measure. It has brought into nétoriety-honourable [notoriety-honourable] or disho- [dish- dishonourable] nourabte [honourable] we leave the reader to determine-one Hexry [Henry] Drvuuoxe, [Drives] who has hitherto been known only as the baggage-beaner of the Protectionist chiefs, in their ntmerous [numerous] recent assaults on minis- [ministers] ters. [tees] This very dcute [cute] intellect has discovered that instruction only a man's irritability, and consequently his sensé [sense] 'of suffering. We might, if time permitted, inquire 'of this new DrummMoxp Drummond] Light, what sort of a member of society that man is likely to become, whose setise [sets] of suffering has never been cultivated, and to whom the sufferings of his fellow-men are matters of daily indifference The absence of this faculty may form a theme of self. ion to Mr. DRumMonD, [Drummond] but we question much whether the well-disposed of those who con- [conscientiously] scientiously [conscientiously] opposed Mr. Fox's measure, would venture to ratify such an assertion. Nor is there, tion [ion] between intellectual power and moral existence. lectual [effectual] power may exist without moral principle' but, 'at hap hazard, boldly affirms that intellectual power without religious training must, of necessity, involve the absenee [absence] of moral principle altogether. Without quoting individual cases, or without any way desiring that the moral principle of the people. of this kingdom sheuld [should] be formed on in- [intellectual] tellectual [intellectual] .rather than religious teaching, we may affirm that the. mind is never 80 well prepared for tone -directly from religion, as when it has been ligious [religious] truths to the young, among whom we may number the late Dr. have again and parent that the funds would not be adequate for j number of scholars in. attendance in these schools according to this modern definitionist, [definition] any. connéc- [conn- conn] He does not satisfy himself by asserting that intel-. previously well grounded in secular knowledge. Those who are most conversant with the work of education-those whose duty it is to impart re- [again] again had to lament that the small amount of secular instruction received by our youth in day and evening schools impeded their progress in religious teaching at the Sabbath schools. But beyond this view of the question, there are more forcible reasons why some system of secular instruction should be placed within the reach of the masses, The great majority of our adult working population and their numerous progeny, come not now within the fold of any Christian shepherd -and could a means be devised by which their regular attendance at the existing schools could be secured, it would be as physically impos- [impose- impossible] sible to accommodate them, as it has been long ap- [such] such a purpose. é But anether [another] objection meets us here. ff sec- [sectarian] tarian [train] societies.provided the funds, they would, we submit, possess or ought to possess, the right to dictate the terms of instruction therein provided. And here again'we have called into-existence an active rivalry-not in educing a sound Christian education on a broad and comprehensive basis-but in setuting [stating] proselytes among the various contend- [contending] ing sects. It is to secure in 'the first instance, 'ele- [Lee- elementary] mentary [monetary] knowledge necessary to a right use of re- [religious] ligieus [religious] education, to be subsequently imparted that Mr. Fox's bill,-and in fact the scheme of the Lancashire Public Schools Association,-have been brought into existence. In the debate on Wednesday evening, white paying just tribute to the educational agency of all sects of religienists, [religions] Mr. Fox forcibly observed- [observed all] All religious required to be watched, and more particularly as connected with education, least what was called religion, but what should be more propefly [properly] designated theology, should be made an instrument ef proselytism, and lead to the perversion of education itself. (Hear, hear.) The great fact on which he founded his proposition was, that after all that had been done for the extension of educa- [Edgar- education] tion [ion] in this country, it was still deplorably deficient, whilst its quality was tameéntably [lamentable] inferior. (Hear, hear.) He ventuted [ventured] to affirm that the principle of a theological educa- [Edgar- education] tion [ion] and the proselytism which was inseparably connected with it, had so far swamped other modes of instruction as to impair the effects of the religious principle itself as in- [instilled] stilled into the minds of pupils by means of 'such imperfect instruction. The evidence which existed for that statement it would be diffieult [difficult] to gainsay. They had it in evidence 'that the number of persons whe [the] were unable to sign their names to the marriage registry ameunted [amounted] to 31 pér [per] cent. of males and 45 per cent. of females. It appeared that the number of persons wha [what] two years ago. were unable to 'sign the registry amounted to 42,429 males, and 61,877 females. Again, the return of juyenile [juvenile] offenders in 1847, which had been made, on the motion of the hon. member for Pontefract, showed that of 11,195 juvenile offenders, 4,738 were unable to read, and that of 14,756 juvenile offen- [offer- offenders] ders [des] in 1848, no Jess than 5,200 were unable to read. These statements proved that whatever returns were made from the schools, the number of persons instracted [instructed] was much smaller than could be sup (Hear.) And furthermore they had 'to combine this with the startling fact that, large as was the proportion of persons who were unable to read, i was not, after all, amongst the exeducated [ex educated] class that the greatest number of criminals was to be found. (Hear, hear), . The explanation of the wonchuding [winding] lines of this quotation is to'us simple enough. It demonstrates that during the last few years, while the quantity of scholars has been increased-in many instances to enforce the argument in favour of voluntaryism [voluntary] -the quality instruction has not equally progressed; in some instances it has positively fallen off. If' this result has obtained 'with our present liraited [Limited] school arrangements, would not the same evil exist in a greater degree wére [were] a greater To us such a result seems inevitable. In the discussion of this question throughout, the advocates of secular instruction have been mis- [is- misrepresented] represented, and, did we not respect the sincerity of most men, we would add, wilfully misrepresented. It has been the fashion among their opponents to assume that secular education, in the system pro- [propounded] pounded by Mr. Fox and those of similar views, meant the exclusion of Yeligion [Religion] altogether. 'We will hear Mn Fox in explanation on this point. He says [says] He denied that secular and religious instruction were necessarily opposed. (Hear, hear.) He could well under- [understand] stand why the noble lord the member for Arundel should insist on such an opposition. But there was a religion which said that the heavens. declared the glory of God, and bade thenr [their] look to the lilies haw they grew, so that instruciien [instruction] matters was closely allied to religious truth and purity and was opposed to the impious assump- [assume- assumption] . tion [ion] that men could be led away from religion by studying ' the works of the Creator. (Hear, hear.) It was his firm belief that the more the mind Was furnished with intellec- [intellect- intellectual] tual [tal] truth, the better it was acquainted with the works of the Creator, the be the disposition.of the pupil's heart foe superjor [superior] religion. (Hear, hear.) Instead of being any oun [on] este [est] between secular and religions education, he regard em as auxiliary to each other. Well, thén, [the] it might be urged, why not unite them in the same school His answer was that it could not be done in a country where there was such a variety of religious opin- [open- opinions] ions. There was the diffeulty, [difficulty] and with that difficulty 'they had to grapple. at each wanted was not so much to have ion inculcated as to have the relicion [religion] whieh [which] he himeelf [himself] pro -that 'was. to say what he believed to be the true religion-taeght [religion-taught] in schools. But what was.the true religion (Hear, hear.) Who was to be the judge of that Was it to be a majority of that house Was it do be a majority in the country That could not be, for they -had respected the conscientious scruples of the minority, And because that could not be, the people are' not to be educated. Poor-rates may increase. and paupefismi [pauperism] 'eeome [em] a source of pulpit lamentation ;, but that spirit of toleration and en- iarged [argued] Christian unity which would free the rate- [ratepayer] payer from heavy pauper-payments,-which would decrease our expenditure for the punishment of criminals made vile by Society's neglect, and change the wail of lamentation from the pulpit orato [orator into a sweet sound of national congratulation-cannot be consummated because each section of our church looks with a jealoug [jealous] eye upon the other, and his hot that confidence in each other's exertions, nor that reliance on the security in their own, to. con- [concede] cede a small sectional privilege for what Would ultimately prove a national 'Well may, CHaRLes [Charles] Dicxens [Dickens] proclaim, that. We have tried every shade of system but the t. Ingenuity hag been on.the rack to invent every sort of re- [reformatory] formatory, [reformatory] from theiron [their] rule of Milbank, to the affectionate fattening at Pentoaville-except [plentifully-except] one, and that happens to be the rightone,, [Brighton] Punishment has all our thoughts -training, Conk, We criminals for not Sunderland 'and has not been written for the pur- [our- our] Avctioneer's Auctioneer's] Office, 13, Cross Church-st., meer [mere] Huddersfield. the reteption [reception] of the moral aspect, which takes its knowing certain moeralities [realities] which we have not taught them, and-by herding them with accomplished professors of dishonesty in transit jails-punish them for immoralities which have been there taught them. ' These, and a thousand other facts too obvious for the common sense -of our readers to be troubled with, induce us to recommend one other great experiment, which has never yet been tried. It has the advantage of being a preventive as well as a cure-it is, compared with all the penal systems now in practice, immeasurably aafer, [safer] more humane, and incal- [incl- incalculably] culably [culpable] cheaper. The experiment we propese, [propose] & national education. IS THERE ANY PROFIT ON GAS AT FOUR SHILLINGS PER THOUSAND Ir is important that a correct understanding should prevail on this peint; [point] fer wpen [when] ks correctness de- [depends] pends the fact whether the possession of the Gas- [Gasworks] works by the public would be profitable or not. If there be no profit to be realized [realised] with gas at 4s. per 1,000 cubic feet, it is manifest that the public would be better as they are,-without the Gas-works but if, as we believe, a greater aggregate of profits wil be realized [realised] at that price, through increased con- [consumption] sumption, than if it were 5s., (always supposing that the consumer gets the full benefit of the re- [reduction] duction), [Auction] then it is as manifest that the public will be greatly benefited by the Gas-works being con- [conducted] ducted and managed on their account. We are the more particular in recurring to this question, because it is one on which is attempted by the friends of the Gas Company, who are seeking to make the public believe that gas at 4s. per 1,000 is an untried experiment and that sach [cash] a reduction in price as our Gas Company lias [has] recently made, must be followed by a corresponding reduction of profit. In support of this view, a writer in the Halifaz [Halifax] Guardian of Saturday last ventures the assertion. thet [the] in no town other than Huddersfield is gas supplied at 4s. per 1,000cubit [1,cubit] feet. Pity that such writers, if they do not wish wilfully to deceive and mislead, would but make themselves acquainted with facts, before they venture to scribble. Why, the London press has, for the last eighteen months ; literally teemed with reports of an agitation of the gas question in all shapes and fermis, [farms] beth in ward meetings, corporation proceedings, and parliament- [parliamentary] ary [art] committees; and it is notorious that gas is now supplied throwghout [through] the city of London at 4s. per 1,000 cubic feet -in London, where coal amd [and] labour is so high, in comparison with most of the north countrytowns. [country towns] This writer, too, seems net to know that years ago the Gas Companies of Liverpool undertook before Parliament to reduce their charge to 4s. 6d. per 1,000 cubic feet; and he seems not to be at all aware of the contests that have taken place in Wakefield on this subject of gas-supply, 'and the result in cheap gas to the public. For the last three years the gas-consumers of Wakefield have only paid 4s. per 1,000 eabic [Arabic] feet. With respect to the eity [city] of London, the fact that the consumers there are to be charged no more than 4s. per 1,000 cubic feet, and have the use of their meters without cost, is now aratter [aerate] ef cer- [er- certainty] tainty [taint for the preamble of the Central Gas-con- [consumers] sumers' [Summers] Company's. Bill, notwithstanding the fer- [formidable] midable [middle] opposition ef the existing ompanies, companies] has been unanimousiy [unanimously] declared to be proved by the Select Committee of the House of Commons. In that Bill, the maximum price is fixed at 43. per 1,000 cubic feet; and reductions to 3s. 6d, and ultimately to per 1,000 cubic feet, are by the Bill rendered obligatory, whenever the dividends of the new company reach 10 per cent. We have before-time shewn that the certain effect of every reduction in the price of gas in Man- [Manchester] chester, has been an augnrentation [representation] of the aggregate profits, through increased consumption. With gas at 8s. 6d. per 1000 cubic feet, the amount of surplus profit was not 20,000 per yéar' [year' with the price at about 5s. net, the amount of profit is nearly 40,0002. per annum, . To those who doubt the facts we have stated, as to the increase of consumption with a low price, and consequent increase of profits, we commend the following letter. It is from a member of the Town Council of poses 'of this discussion. It was sent to a gentle- [gentleman] man in Leeds months ago, in answer to some queries addressed to the writer and by the quer- [queer- queries] ist [its] it has been forwarded to Mr. Moore fer use in the present Contest. The letter, on this subject of margin with gas at 49. per 1,000 cubic feel, will be found most conclusive. Here it is - Sunderland Feb. 10, 1850. ago the price here (Sunderland) was 7s. 6d. net, eer [er] 1,000 cubic feet. There was then but ore Gas Company. sdirction [directions] Was sought but refused. It was emphatically but solemnly 'declared that gas could not be manufactured in Sunderland to sell for less (than 7s. 6d.) to allow more than 5 per cent. upon the capital invested. The total consumption then was between 5 and 6 millions cubic feet annually. A xew [new] company was started. The rice has been brought down to 4s. net. The consumption as extended to 26, 00,000 cubic feet and the old company declare they are making more profit NOW than before. ' Mr. J. Andi [And] Leeds. J. WILLIAMS. Sunderland contained but 17,022 inhabitants at the last census. It is not therefore as large a place as Huddersfield. Yet, we see, that with two gas com- [companies] panies [Panis] ;-that is, with to capitals employed, where one would wuffiee, [wife] and With gas at 49. net, the old company are making more profit now, than when they had the Wwhote [White] field to themselves, and charged 7s. 6d. per 1,000 cubic feet. This fact is all-impor- [all-import- important] tant. [tan] It proves that with gas at 4a, there is a large margin and there can be no deubt [debt] that were the works in Huddersfield ft the posséssion [possession] 'of the pub- [public] lic; [li] and managed for the public, and the full benefit of every nominal reduction in price given to the consumer, the consumption would rapidly increase -speedily surpass that of Sundertand, [Sunderland] and in time realize in surplus profits, what would make a1 Im- [In- Improvement] provement [improvement] Rate almost unnecessary, THE IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS AND THE GAS QUESTION. Wet, there has been, another meeting of our ve body on thig, [this] important question Sir,-About three years Pat of the ee of opinion on the of the Ratepayers themselyes [themselves] has been a discussion thers [there] has-been a hands are entrusted the interests would take the trouble to ol powers and their duties are on a hi sunk deep into the publie [public] mind. from the organised majority flat denial-a setting at detiance [dance] of of the great mass of money-tinlers [money-tinkers] 5... migsion [mission] to Spend, as expressed in the memorial, addressed to these ned. vants, [vance] and signed more respectably, than any document oye, [oe] sented [scented] to a publie [public] body of autlu, [outlay] field. 'The fact is, that with the prasen [prison] been stituted [situated] as it is, there is p hope of 4 question receiving common justice. Th... majority refuse even to ingulres [injuries] psy. [pay] ascertain what their powers and duro. [Dr] ing the supply of gas-refuse ty o., question. It might be that the pyr-... [per] the powers conferred by Parliamen [Parliament ..- yas-works, [as-works] would save the the of an Improvement Rate. What tf 5, not the present Gas Company haul h. Rhy [Thy] ane [an] Tit. has agi, [ag] the know, . ever i... B Fity [Fit] in Hy of gas-supply for the last thirty 4. not kad [ad] the use of the public streets, with, anything like an equivalent Have th... able to dictate their own terms anj [an] x... therefore, ent#led [end#led] to continue their Tens; years to come What matters it tha [that] Lk The payers send a respectful and Written recs; [Revs] . opinions on the disadvantages of this ,.. supply what can the Ratepayers knw [knew] 'consisting of two partziers, [parties] have sign.) -), rial twice; that is, each member has sin behalf'of the firm; and, theretisre, [therefore] the entire picious [suspicious] and, therefore, the request contane [contain] is to be openly set at defiance The guess, has called forth a most unwonted axe. public opinion is to have the go-by viv-y- [vi-y] 'to be shelved,-is to be smothered Well, this sort of conduct on the part of 2 sentative [sensitive] body may do for the day. It 2; atime. [time] The number of Commissioners hyn [Hun] shares, and the friends and relatives of holders, with nominees of the gas compan [company] numerous enough to stifle the question sent. But the reekoning-day [reckoning-day] will one 7 for the action of the Ratepayers is rpillyy. [reply] ing and it will then be the duty of the. put some of these faithful stewards . give them the go-by, as they give the to turn them about their business, 2s ther [the] both the Ratepayers and their memorial. By nine to four it has been deviled [devised] 1 income provided by the Improvement Act the public rates shall not be made availabi- [available- available] not be secured. By nine to four it has ben that not even an tnguiry [enquiry] shall be insti. [inst] the expediency of erecting or otherwise np Gas-works for the town. By nine to 'uur [our] been decided that monopoly shall stil [still am receiv2 [receive] the profits which legitimately belvay [bela] public. The Ratepayers must see to it. 4 division be made nine to four the vue [view] As to the nature of the question ar 'ssw. [saw] can be no doubt. Mr. Luxe the of the Gas Company, with an indecent lus [ls] ill became his position, has thrown gauntlet to the Rate yers. [years] He dues avi the Ratepayers should, through the (mms [ms] become proprietors of Gas-works all 'ie do is te pay rates what have they tu lv [C] profits And he trusts that these. ib will be made knewn, [known] that the express their opinion of him an his wi September next. We promise him that not be ovr [or] fault if the Ratepayers ilo [lo] ef his opinions; amd [and] as it is tu be betweenthe [between the] Ratepayersand [Ratepayer sand] the as Compt [Comp] nominee he is; and as the point t be whether a monopoly is to continue, or the 9 to be secured those profits which rightfully them, there needs little foresight to prew [pre] Mr. Lexe [Lee] Swanitow [Saint] and his compee [compete [C] to go where he and they last night lau [lay] question-on to the Shelf. He and ther [the] [C] voked [voted] the battle and they must result. We shall return to the diseussion [discussion] this memorable meeting. [C] LOCAL INTELLIGEY [INTELLIGENCE] Tae [Tea] Late RoBBERT [Robert] BENTLEY, Esq.-The 2 this much lanrented [lamented] gentleman tovk [took] place a SH in the Parish Church, Retherham. [Rotherham] Altheug [Although] had left written directions that his timeral [Latimer] 2 a ducted in a quiet and umestentatious [ostentatious] manner. strictly observed by the famity, [family] yet a of the gentry of the town and nei [ne] bbourhued [buried] 4 the melancholy occasion. Indeed, the - testified their respect by closing their shups [ships] during the time of the ceremony, and manyvf [manly] cortege as sincere mourners. Few men have ies [is] tomb amid deeper regret by ail classes of [C] Bentiey. [Bentley] Notwithstanding that he was 4 Je politics, he numbered among those whe [the] dider [died] some ofhiswarmest friends. 'Toduso [Modus] it is taken into consideration the prominent chairman of the Rotherham polling distet. [dist] [C] and powerful support he gave im [in] the ' Riding of Yorkshire on several memorable 6 did not resent an injury, neither would he of slander or detraction against his oppeue [Europe ' gainst [against] any one. He had too generous a heal steadfast a friend to allow political diderens [Greenside] with private friendships. Mr. Bentley was of the Common Lands of Rotherham up 4 . years ago, but a greater compliment was PHY [PAY] Sth [St] September, 1842, by a public dinner 2 the Town Hall, in Rotherham, in high esteem in which he was held asa gentleman, when morethan [more than] one hundred to do him honour under the presidency vi oe Esq., of Clifton House. We understand tie portant [important] business concerns of the deceased wt , his eldest So, Robert Jota [Nota] Bentley. Bi ouse, [use] near Rotherham, accompanied by wishes of all classes for his prosperity. . oy WE soe [se] or 'Wome [Some] at eee [see] turday [Saturday] last a supper was given to the employ of Mr. Henry Pontefract, woollen a Stony Bank Mill. The event was te celal [cell] at of new in the place of the worn-out old ; uh ' spected [selected] proprietor with a few personal on the occasion'. After glee singe pen which added much to the of Fa 4 if ze fl i 7 ir H rE E request modestly made, modestly urged, that the parties into whose ee