Huddersfield Chronicle (08/Jun/1850) - page 7

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HCDDERSFIELD, [HUDDERSFIELD] JUNE 8, 1800. r COMMISSIONERS ES xD THEIR ACCOUNTS. andl [and] the proceedings of this public body, on cae [car] x last (inserted in another place), it. will ae he Saal [Seal] Statement of Accounts, which they a wired to prepare and publish, was adopted nl and the statement has itself since been herefure, [further] now become public pro- [pro] It has. t en to public comment, . ae shorn [horn] by this annual we can- [can] 4 7 ate the ratepayers of uddersfield [Huddersfield] upon wed on n itis [its] one Which they will learn with great ay that strong fears were entertained patti [part] x and O result ve knew the new Commission would be heavy not a eld [ed] be considerably inereased-that [increased-that] the vements [movements] undertaken by the Commissioners, to the police and scavenging forces, entail additional cost and that this Jeary [Jerry] as to be ost [out] intolerable. We ino [in] that these fears were entertained were ie of openly discussed. Nay, so strongty [strong] did at parties have dec [de] ined [ned] to build dwellings ip the present limits of the Act, and hare gone a little jovend [vendor] that there is in the Act itself power oi jee beneficial provisions to all places within the in of and that the day is not far nc ithen [then] that power of extension to some of the more jns [ns] places adjacent to the town will be sought to be jie [Joe] into operation. But it is notorious that the fears ia rates existed; and that many fancied the Com- [Commence] ene wee traveling [travelling] #t-oo mpid [mid] a speed for the as of the ratepayers. It is true that we never heard ny improvement undertaken which was pronounced essary [necessary] orinjudicious, [judicious] The Commissioners pared the qua spice at the bottom of New North-road a most Jient [Kent] work. and one of great public advantage. That jwly [July] could deny. But then to do this work, they lirequire [require] a rate-and the rate was certain to be heavy so the jar caused people to grumble. The Com- [Commons] joners, [Jones] again, paved Chapel-hill with good sound nine- [nine sets] sets another most exitnsive [extensive] and most necessary but then there was the expense. A new causeway heen [hen] laid on the nurth-east [North-east] side of ihe [the] New North- [North] -a good, wide, proper foot-parement-one [foot-Parliament-one] befitting noble entrance to our town; one, the necessity of every one admitted, and also pronounced the im- [in- moment] ement [cement] to he a most satisfactory one but then cause- [cause could] could not be laid down without rates-and the rates -sure tu beheavy. [heavy] Everybody said so-and everybody lie rizht, [right] And thus was every distinct improvement cu the Commissioners under.ock [under.ok] dealt with. rates qperate, [operate] th cil, [col] Int now we have an opportunity of knowing whet ir the year has been. We have the account pis and dissursements [disbursements] of the Commissioners, p Mar dish, to May 16th, [the] 1850, inclusive, lying mus, We have also the report of the proceedings of on Monday evening (kindly furnished corresnondent [correspondent] of the Leeds Mercury, as we hap- [happening] Ceuing [Seeing] ip question to be absent from town) ; two we lexm [exam] that ie expense to the public ue. Commissioners has becn [been] xo greater than it old hodies, [bodies] I ree [ere] ee ateinent eminent] of this fact will no doubt appear start- [start] aay [say] of the public, as we understand it did to many -ulbhussioncrs -concussion] themselves and no doubt the surprise 'agrevable [agreeable] one. But however startling or agree- [agree] ae fact may be, it is true, if there be truth in figures. oa 'veral [veal] departments of the Commissioners which the two bodies respectively a tay Suro [Sure and he Com their eyr, [eye] Matching, and Cleansing, and t has heen [hen] i ue 'egether, [together] deducting therefrom jai ai] ge Mita [MIT] artes [rates] and which has b of the old tlie [tie] et certainly appears. rite and Altec [Alter above described collected a rate om stehine [Stine] r 6 , the pound Now gt Watching rate, ak ia obe- and [be- and] collected on O Babes FG (is 3 were trate, [rate, 'Pits under the name of the im- [in- amid] Ad, ie the pound 'Shas [Has] yet been assessed at and the docazaent [document] matin [main] cqual [equal] to the two former the tet above described alrow [allow] tenaciiy [tenacity] in the charge of the old This 9 this amount of rat', or ls. &d. in the suffice, ie ay fe, . 0. Rathority [Authority] 4, wil) any 1 [C] this result is os a attlng. along] will be the more readily seen ais, Bs [C] Ohers [Others] gq tat ty a George Street, Cty [City] ts lo the increased cperations [operations] of the Sure ae We have been looking over me Uficers [Officers] who visited Huddersfield pene) [pen] inquines [inquest] 2s to the necessity Sul; Su] end we have been contrasting ' ia the extent cf public operations, ner [ne] the old bade ot oxist. [exist] F or instance, we find teria terra] rina [rain] an Commissioners, eizht [eight] scavengers portion of employed, whose duty only was sean pa u 1 public streets, those which were te Sateen ie present employ Cs there he 10 Scavenge in all places-in the yards teeta [teeth ang wi vale people dwell, as woll [will] as in the Sheath ang vee [see] execute that important operation [C] at wimg [wing] a fn the town, night scacenging. [scavenging] Wen ody od] there were Duk [Du] oe hoy [holy] there i the inter months, and eight fay 's police-force of twenty men em- ' OF hse [he] who h, 73 and we appeal to the expe- [exe- exp ether] ther [the] the in lived longer in the town than we eg seed force has not been attended TMs, [Ms] there weal find that in the early cet [C] vt 250 public lighis [lights] in tbe [the] town 'Ui ee It stated at a recent meeting of es, Thee 4 tat there are now considerably above Tis Is] of the ings [ing] naturally favoured the idea that of Commissioners must be greater than ' saally [sally] insta [inst] bodies for additions such as these ja ith [it] adding mately [lately] to the oe we MOS it is 4 ut in the case of the See the winks that rate of Is. 8d. in the pound ay 1 their in the paving, iy ta Sng, [Ng] end lighting departments, ts ty wa 'his apparent, from the statement ' ing new. Gee a before referred. That ac- [case] Se 3 [C] ex ae ag jouer [Joe] ten distinct heats, wach [each] tip it being sufficient to state But of thie [the] der this department has been te on 1160 4s. 34. has been expended cp EOF [OF] the prope [proper] rks [ks] that will have to be paid for ca Steet [Street] for gee, 0] tmproved--such [improved--such] as the pav- [pa- partition] tion [ion] of or the trustees of Sir J. W. Ramsden ; Strect, Street] for the same trustees a, and which ane [an] other streets which were a fore th to be paved at the expense ve the amoung [among] ate taken into public charge. the 249 W eh expended in tise [ties] private &T0ss [Toss] it folews [follows] these sums are aided the salariés [salary] of the officers of the Cont- [Cont missioners] missioners, and the ex of the 1017 Qs. 2d., the wlidle-expendtiane [little-expedition] ier [er] Gu een [en] heads, as far as the public are concerned, is 4,886 6s. 3d. A rate of 1s. 8d. in the pound on the property within the limits of the Improvement Act, amounts to 4,910 4s. 6d. or more than the public expenditure of the Commissioners in the departments named. This result will, we repeat, prove Very satisfactory to the Rate-payers. To find that their fears of increased heavy charges were unfounded, will be a surprise as satisfactory-2s unexpected and to find that they can have their property well protected their streets, courts, yards, and back places well cleansed, and also well lighted; anda [and] large Amount of pavingexecuted, [paving executed] all for the same amonnt [amount] of rates in the pouné [pound] thcy [they] paid under the old system, will 'be more satis- [sates- satisfactory] factory etill. [till] We fird [ford] that this result has partly been brought about by a better bargain than the town fermerly [formerly] had in the matter of gas. When the Surveying Officers were here in 1848, the price paid for cach [each] street licht [light] wat [at] the sum of 47s. per an- [annum] num [sum] and we have beforetime [before time] quoted the condemnation of the surveying officers of what they called the improvident Gas contract. The present contract is for 33s. 6d. per lamp, or 9s. 6d. per light per year less than tras [trays] formerly paid. When the Gas works art placed on a preper [proper] footing ; when the surplus profits arising from gas consumption are applied as they ought to be, in aid of public improvements, the rate-payers will scarcely have any call for rates upon them. And that will be a result far more satisfactory than the one we now have to congratulate them upon. This is a result however which the rate-payers will have to secure for themselves at the next election, by returning those wht [what] will take care that what so properly belongs to the public shall be enjoyed by the public. To secure this, none of the 'old leaven must be returned-none of those who entered 'inte [inter] what the Surveying Officers very properly designated improvident contracts, and who now wish to-perpetuate a most indefensible monopoly. VicissITUDE [Vicissitudes] OF FortuNE.-Every [Fortune.-Every] one who has pessed [passed] through St. Paul's Churchyard to Cheapside on arainy [rainy] day, when birch brooms are very much in requisition, must have noticed the well known Hindeo [Hinder] crossing-sweeper, who has for years past regularly stationed himself at the north-east angle of the Cathedral. A day or two ago he was at his post as usual, when the attention of the Nepaulese [Naples] Am- [Amour] or, who was passing at the time. was attracted towards him. His Excellency ordered the carriage to stop, and entered into conversation with him, the result of which was that he threw his broom with desperate eagerness over the railings of the burial-ground, and then scrambled into the carriage and took his seat by the side of his Excellency, who immediately drove off with his singularly-acquired companion. We understand that our ex-crossing-sweeper is engaged during his Excellency's stay in this country, which will probably be about two months, to act as inter- [interpreter] preter [Peter] to him and his suite. He now appears in the car- [carriage] riage [ridge] of his Excellency every morning arrayed in a new and superb Hindoo [Hind] costume, and is not too proud to recognize his old acquaintances and friends of the broom.-Times. There is a boy in Salem so bright that his mother has to look at him throvgh [through] a piece of smoked glass.-Ncw [glass.-New] Yor [Or] paper. Lorp [Lord] BrotcHam [Brougham] on Univensiry [University] Rerorm.-Lord [Reform.-Lord] Brougham has addressed a letter to the Duke of Welling- [Wellington] ton, respecting the proposed university commission which letter has found its way into the papers. Lord Brougham says he has read with great attention the two protests of Oxford. and Cambridge, an agrees in general with the reasoning of both those admirable papers. He argues, at considerable length, against the inquiry, as illegal; and against méddling middling] with a 'lung-established course of study, as inexpedient. THE CHANCELLORSHIP.-After what has passed in the house on the subject, we were prepared for what we have heard reported as determined upon, and which we give eredit [credit] to-that the seals are to be put in commission of Lord Langdale, Baron Rolfe, and others, to afford time for the arrangements that are to be made for separating the speakership of the house of lords from the office of lord chancellor. ly Neus. [News] INDIRECT MtrRpER.-The [perpetrate.-The] official Milan Gazette relates the following singular attempt at indirect murder -One Philip Agrati [Gratis] had since 1848 criminal intercourse with Feli- [Fell- Felicity] cita [city] Picozzi, [Pics] the wife of Constantino [Constant] Lombardi. Agrati [Gratis] being a widower. Lombardi alone was in tae [tea] way of his union with Felicita. [Felicity] With herconnivance, [her connivance] he took advan- [advance- advantage] tage [age] of the severe laws on the concealment of arms, to intro- [introduce] duce two pistcls [pistols] and amunition [ammunition] into Lombard's house, and then informed the military authorities of the fact by an ancnymous [unanimous] letter. Lemiardi [Lombard] wes [West] brought in consequence before a council of war, and was in danger of being shot but fortunately an inquiry was set on fuot, [on foot] and the conspiracy discovered. Agrati [Gratis] has been condemned to hard labour for eight years, and his accomplice to the same period of im- [in- imprisonment] prisonment. [imprisonment] Partial DESTRUCTION BY FIRE OF THE .East LoNDON [London] Works.-On Monday, a fire took place at the ex- [extensive] tensive works of the East London Water Company, situate on the banks of the river Lee, at Old Ford, near Bow, Mid- [Middlesex] dlésex. [desks] The interior contained an enormous steam engine, 1,060 horses' power, résching [reaching] almost to the roof, while numerous galleries and staircases extended round the four walls, The company, it appears, the mains by water forced thera [there] by dis engi [engine] and others in other parts of the works, having no high-pressure resources. By some accident the engine got out of order in the course of Sunday, and was not at work on Sunday night, and the place being locked up will account for the fire gaining so great an ascendancy befure [before] it was discovered. The fire gained progress rapidly, and shortly burst. forth from the roof eventually destroying the whole of the interior and the roof. The machinery of the engine sustained very consider- [considered] aie [are] injury, partly by the action of the fire and partly from the roof falling upon it.-Duily [it.-Daily] News. ELOPEMENT aT HAWkKSHEAD.-The [Hogshead.-The] primitive little town of Hawkshead, usually se quiet and so innocent of the romantic, excepting so far as regards the scencry [scenery] with which it is surrounded, was thrown into unfvonted [invented] excite- [excitement] ment [men] on Wednesday, by tee disosvery [discovery] that two of its most worthy denizens were inissing. [ensuing] It was, however, quickt [quick] ascertained that their absence was likely to be of. short duration, inasmuch as they had gonc [gone] off merely for the pur- [our- purpose] pose of confirming an engagement which could not be se- [securely] curely [surely] ratified nearer home. We need not, after this hint, inform our readers that the absconding pair were a young lady and a young gentleman, whose hard-hearted parents, 'so far at least as regards one of them, compelled them to fiec [fie] toatérntry [tenantry] wherethe [where the] prompting of true love are treated with greater indulgence than in our cautious land, and persever- [persevere- persevering] ing affection meets with a speedier reward. The yourig [you rig] lady, not yet out of her teens, is the only daughter of the chief eeclesiastical [ecclesiastical] personage én the town, and the gentle- [gentleman] man is at the head of the medical profession in the same place, where he kas [as] been located for three or four yea's. The travelicts [travels] wire carly [early] wending their way to the ferry, and on foot for a considerable part of the way, fearful that the conveyance, ordered to meet them from the hostelrie, [hostelry] might be too late but the boy was faithful to his appoint- [appointment] ment [men] (post-boys invariably favour such adventures, though in this case we believe he was not aware of the nature of his mission), and they reached the Oxenholme [Denholme] Station in good time for the half-past five train north, and must have got over the border shortly after nine. Their troth was soon plightea, [lighter] and the ceremony quickly over, and the happy pair s d one.. How and when the angry father discovered the fiight [fight] of his daughter, we have not hecrd [heard] ; says his e exceeded all bo nds, [bo nd] and verted [averted] itself in a very unmistakable way on partics [parties] who were in all probability quite innocent of participati [participate] n in the base con- [conspiracy] spiracy. [piracy] Action, however, was judgcd [judged] to be better than words, and he set off in pursuit, accon-p [Bacon-p] nied need] by one of the county police, but the youthful lovers lad thestart [the start] andas [andes] the electric wires are not yet laid down on the Lancaster and Carlisle Jine, [June] and an express engine was not to be had, he was anc [an] the worthy priest at Gretna took a o5 Gut of his hands. The newly-marricd [newly-married] pair, re- [rejoicing] joicing [joining] in the completion of their bliss, forthwith returned southward, proposing to make a brief so'ourn [so'our] in Lond [Land] n, till the storm should be blown over b. as if to prove that the course of true love never did run m oth, m oh, they were arrested on their return to Oxenholfne, [Oxenhope] by the official who i works in the pavirg [paving] depart- [depart the] the 4d. To this has to be added the SCavensj [Scavenger] a Manure sold.) whit went (less the amount hich [which] amount to 998 lic.; [li] ana had been left there, while the -father forward to meet them, should they have taken the eastérn [Eastern] route and instead of spending a portion of the honey moon in the ' metropolis) they were prematurely turned back to Hawks- [Hawks] ead, [ad] where, if rumour says true, the bride of a few hours , Was separated from her liege lord.-Acndal [lord.-Scandal] Merurs [Summers] . also the cost of lighting the town, 721 10s. 7d. When to' sheet, copies of which were . attributing its success to the education iat [at] te i ae THE IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS. The oa ADJOURNED MEETING. e adjourned meeting of this body was held 'in 'thei [the] parade, on Monday evening last, for the rpose [rose] o ing t passing the accounts, preparatory to the JOSEPH Brook, Esq., occupied the chair. THE ANNUAL BALANCE Sauer [Safer] Mr. J. Hopson (Clerk of Works) then laid before the meeting the annual balance Commissioner, from which P ee 'the oped which it a t i- ture [true] of the Commission had been thus distributed a Paving department......... ivasedons [fastens] or Constabulary departimenit [department] 2 Scavenging department .. ighting [fighting] 7 Private drainage (dirdinage [drainage] executed by the Conmntissioners [Conditions] for private parties, the cost of which is repayable either immediately 1,495 9 2 or by drtinage-rate [drainage-rate] upon the property so cewerige [sewerage] expelrses [expenses] i sew cr- [Cryer] Fer oUt [out] L398 [L] 1210 Fire department 2.00.00. 7 11 11 Repayment of loans 16613 4 Debts of old Commissioners and Surveyors ...... 52 811 Interest on loans, including income-tax .......... 391 4 472 4 2 Office 813 3 6 5 6 Printing and cesses [ceases] 73 15 V1 Law expenses, stamps, and ditbursements [disbursements] ...... 101 13 5 MieccHaneous [Miscellaneous] expenses 2212 4 Total expenditure. 9,220 6 5 There Were several items charged as sundries, whick [which] some of the Commissioners desired to have explained. On the particulars of those items being read over, the Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners [sinners] in question expressed themselves fully satisfied, and in case any questions were asked on this item of expense at the public meeting, several members of the Board expressed themselves willing to give the necessary explanation. It was further explained that these items had been so charged in consequence, ef there being no proper head under which they could be ciassified, [classified] but any Commissioner desirous of knowing of what those items were composed, could see the items specified in the books.......Mr. Hopson, in further explanation, said he had dissected the present balance- [balance sheet] sheet, and had found that in these departments that were formerly in the charge of the Board of Surveyors, and the Commissioners for Lighting and Watching, the expenses had not been more in the pound upon the rateable district than when the management was in the hands of these two bodies above-named, although the operations of the pre- [present] sent Commission had been greatly extended, and the sca- [ca- scavenging] venging, [evening] police-force, and lighting, had -been considerably increased since the management 'came into the hands of the Improvement Commission. In proof of this Mr. Hob- [Hobson] son read a series of drawn from the abstracted accounts, from which it would appear that when the amount expended in the paring department for private purposes had been deducted, the public expenses in paving, constabulary, scarenging, [scavenging] and lighting departments (inclu- [include- including] ding salaries and.a proportion of office expenses,) amounted to little more than 4,800, while a rate of twenty pence in the pound on the property of the district within the limits of the act amounted to 4,910. Under each of the two former bodies, he added, a rate of tenpence [ten pence] was paid, amounting together to twenty-pence. This and the teading [reading] of the data on which it had been arrived at, were received with evident satisfaction by the members of the Commission.......In reply to a question from Com- [Commissioner] missioner Mallinson, Mr. Hosson [Hostess] stated, that of the sums due for private improvements in the paving department, and also in the private drainege [drainage] department, a sum of nearly 1,500 was owing to the Commissioners by the trus- [Truss- trustees] tees of Sir J. W. Ramsden for sewerage, drainage, and paving works executed in Fox-street, Fitzwilliam street, Stable-street, and other parts of the town. In order to execute these works the Commissioners had borrowed money at four and a-half per cent., upon which they charged a five per cent. to the trustees, thus realizing a profit on behalf of the ratepayers, and at the same time realizing great sanitary benefits to the inhabitants, by se- [securing] curing the proper sewerage and construction of new streets before buildings were crected [erected] therein....... The CHAIRMAN expressed himself much gratified by the information which had keen imparted by the Clerk of Works, and said that in his opinion the next year's expenses would not exceed the amount required in the past year, and that a rate éf terenty-porce [Trent-ports] would fully meet the requirements of the Com- [Condition] andission [admission] for the year ensuing. He also suggested that inas- [ins- inasmuch] rauch [rich] as the accounts of the Commission had now been placed in a satisfactory state, it would in future be desirable to ob- [obtain] tain [train] theservices [the services] of a party in the office fully eapable [capable] of keep- [keeping] ing the accounts upon the plan, and inte [inter] form laid down by Mr. Bolton (the Leeds borough accountant), and he would suggest that the board take 'the matter into their tericts [tracts] - consideration at the meeting on Friday (last) night-for, in his opinion, it was useless to have the accounts placed in the order in which Mr. Bolton had arranged them, unless they procured the services of a person able to keep them on the same system in future. 1fsome [some] such course was not adapted, the accounts must inevitably get into arrear [area] and confusion; and the result would be that they would have to call in other parties at an increased cost. e must also state that at present their stock account, and the care of it, was not in a #atisfactery [satisfactory] state. They had to depend, as it were, for the grevnd-work [grand-work] f their debit account upon working men who had other business to attend to, and whose time ought to be spent in looking after that business instead of being ed in locking after the stock. An efficient man could be obtained for this purpose for 50 or 60 per year, and the amount of his salary would be saved in a little time, in the prevention of loss, and in the more speedy collection of accounts due to the Commissioners...... Messrs. E. Eastwoop [Eastwood] and T. MALLINSON impressed upon the officers of the cotamissioners [Commissioners] the spéed'y [speed'y] collection of the accounts for private improvements. in reply to which the Clerk to the Board of Works pledg [pledge] hin [in] self to do his utmost in this respect, if the Commissioners would only, provide the necessary machinery....... Mr. GEORGE A PMITAcE [A Pitas] expressed himself highly gratijed [gratified] with the statement of the accounts, and moved their adoption; which being seconded by Mr. Jonn Fist, was put to the meeting, and carried On the motion of Mr. Eastwoop, [Eastwood] seconded by Mr. CHARLESWORTH, it was agreed that an aecount [account] of stock, matsrial, [material] and took, in the ion of the Commissioners should be prepared for the monthly meeting. HUDDERSFIELD MECHANICS' INSTITUTION. OPENING OF THE SALOON IN THE NEW BUILDING. Om Saturday évening [evening] jast, [east] the members of the Mechanics' Institution hel4 [held] their first monthly meeting in the saloon of the new building in Queen-street. The attendance was numerous, .4ad, [ad] the proceedings of the evening were of a very animated desciiplion, [description] 2... The president, F. ScHwann, [Swan] Esq., the meeting with an address, in which he congratulated the members that they had at last secured a building of their own, from which no one would have the power to eject them. He ran rapidly over the history of the institution from its commencement to the present time; and showed how slowly, but surely, it had advanced to its present position- [position necessities] necessities which it supplied, and to the vigilance and activity of its com- [committee] mittee [matter] and officers. He then spoke of the educational influences at work in the world, and showed how huma- [human- humanitarian] nizingly [singly] they acted both upon the and upon indi- [India- individuals] viduals.' [individuals] Commerce and steam were educators as literature; and he (Mr. 8S.) looked for th commencement of anew era amongst the nations of th world after the great exhibition of works of industry i1 1851. Nothing could tend more to throw down national barriers, and national prejudices, and to introduce large and humane views of men and things, than these grat [great] cosmopolitan gatherings in the name of industry and h manity. [humanity] And he (Mr. S.) regarded it as a mark of real progress in the his- [history] tory [tor] of this country, that the consort of 1e highest person in the realm should be the-originator of ) grand and novel a scheme. It was the first time in ancient or modern history that Kiags [Kings] or Princes had condes ended [cones ended] to honeur [honour] the industry of nations. It was a true movement in the right direction, and should make every w rking King] man proud that é belong's to the noble guild ofslab [of slab] ur. He (Mr. 8.) desired that the members of this instituti .n [institute .n] should not dis- [disgrace] grace their oid2r; [oder] but that they should str-ve [st-ve] for honourable distinction, by becoming well educated, moral, and indus- [Indies- industrious] trious [tries] men. Hitherto they had shown every disposition to attain this distinction, cnd [and] all he would now say to them was, 'go on, g on . Mr. G. 8S. PHILLIP, the secretary, then came forward at the request of the. chairman, and gave a repott [report] of the mcefing [moving] of dé'egates [dé'gates] of the Yorkshire Union of Mechanics' Fretitutes, [Prostitutes] h.11 on Whit-Wednesday, at Darlington; which he 'character.zed as the most interesting nieeting [meeting] of the sort which h ever attended. Each delegate (said Mr. P.) was callei [called] upon to givea [give] statement Of the affairs and prospect; of the institution which he represented and by this means 4 igreat [4 great] dcal of [deal of] valuable information was élicited [elicited] and my important suggestions were made. He (Mr. P.) thought the fee of membership, in nearly all thé [the] institutions, was too low, and named 4d. per week as the 'view, and-enable them to increase the attractions of the classes, 'library, and lecture room. Mr. WILLIAM Marriott next addressed the meeting, and said he had heard with pleasure the account givén [given] by the secretary of the Darlington meeting, and thought the statement respecting the lowness of the fees in the various in- [institutions] 'stitutions [institutions] a hint worth attending to; although he wished the menibers [members] present to understand that it was not intended to raise their feesto [feast] 4d. They had already taxed themselvesthis [themselves this] year one-h yy a-week more thanthey [thane] paid last year; and he was glad to find that the money was cheerfully paid. He rose, however, for the purpose of calling their atten- [attend- attention] - to the necessity of re-organizing the chemical 'Gass; [Gas] and he thotght [thought] disgrace to the institution and the town that 'thev [the] had never been able to keep such a class in a prosperctis [prospectus] condition. The very stability of the town depended-to a large extent-upon chemistry and chemical processes in the various manufactories [manufacturers] and dye- [dyehouse] houses; and he thought-as no eatra [extra] churge [Church] was made For waching [watching] the sclence-no [science-no] 'charge nt'all, indeed, except for the apparatiws-that [apparatus-that] a large and flourishing class should exist In the institution. After a few worG&s [work&s] trom [from] Mr. Jomn [John] Dopps, [Hopps] the pro- [proceedings] ceedings [proceeding] terminated about ten o'clock. Several songs and glees were sung by the members ; and by Mrs. Applin [Applying] and Miss Witham. Miss Firth pre- [presided] sided at the piano; and the evening's entertainment was enlivened by recitations from Mr. W. M. Nelson, and reveral several] members of the elocution class. . crys [cry] ARCHERY. On Monday last, according to previous announcement, a match between six of the York archers and six of the Leeds archers, came off on the ground of the latter, near Blen- [Been- Blenheim] heim [him] Square. This being a novelty in Leeds, a very large and respectable company assembled to witness the pro- [proceedings] eeedings. [readings] The weather was most propitious, and the ground presented altogether one of the gayest gala scenes which has been witnessed in Leeds for some time past. A tent was erected for the accommodation of the ladies and other visitors, and another for refreshments; and these, as well as the box occupied by the archers, were plentifully decorated with banners and devices of vafious [various] kinds. The band of the Yorkshire Hussars the scene, and the combatants on both sides appeared in the costume of their respective clubs. The shooting commenced between ten and eleven o'clock, and, with intervals for refreshments, continued until about four. The number of arrows shot was what is usually termed the York Round, or twelve dozen at 100 yards, six dozen at 80 yards, and two dozen at 60 yards. The following are the sctres [scores] -- York. LEEDS. 170 143 138 . 132 . 121 103 807 986 York winning by 179. It is but justice te the Leeds archers to state that their club is only of two years' standing; the York 'club having existed nearly teh [the] times that period. After the termination of the sport the archers of both societies, with several friends, sat down to a sumptuous dinner, provided by Mr. Broughton. of the Pack Horse, Woodhouse and the evening was spent with great hilarity and good ur. We believe there existed an archery club in Huddersfield a few years ago, but that it is now almost, if not altogether extinct. We are informed, however, that the establish- [establishment] ment [men] ef the Leeds club was mainly the work ef a gentle- [gentleman] man, formerly resident here, Mr. John Gatliff, [Gatling] now of Eeeds [Leeds] A taste for this healthy and invigorating sport, of late years much neglected in this part of the country, appears to be upon the increase 4nd [and] not the least recommendation of it, is the patronage it enjoys from the fair sex. The return match between York and Leeds is intended to come off on Knaresmire [Knaresborough] sometime in July-if possible, on the day of Prince Albert's intended visit to the metro- [metropolis] polis [Polish] of the north. Weare also informed that it is intended to have an archery féte [feet] during the present summer, in the Botanical Gardens, Headingley, near Leeds, when a con- [consider] sum will be given in prizes; the competition to be open to all Yorkshire archers. DISTRICT NEWS. HONLEY. New HichHway [Highway] Rate.-A new highway rate of tenpence [ten pence] in the pound was for the akove [above] township by the Huddersfield magistrates, on Tuesday last. Tat FREEHOLD LanpD [Land] MovemMENT.-The [Movement.-The] adjourned meeting in favour of this movement was held on Thursday week, when there was a goodly attendance of the working classes. Mr. CaaRLes [Charles] KELLET was unanimously called to the chair, in the absence of Mr. John Robinson, of Cliffe House, who was prevented from being present owing to indisposition. The meeting was addressed by Messrs. Bruce and Plint, [Pint] jun., of Leeds, and by Mr. Bower, of Huddersfield, and Mr. James Farrington, and we under- [understand] stand that several working men have given in their names as mcmbers, [members] the treasurer being Mr. Kellet, and Mr. Far- [Farrington] rington [Kington] agent fer the Honley branch. ANNIVERSARIES.-At this time of the year a suécession [succession] of anniversary services are held amongst the various deno- [done- denominations] minations [mentions] of professing Christians at Honley and the vici- [vice- vicinity] nity. [city] On Sunday last, the Wesleyan Methodists had their annual sermons preached, and collections made, on behalf of théirSumday-school. [Thursday-school] In the afternoon, the cause was well advocated in an intéisting [interesting] fermen [firemen] by the Rev. E, Knagegs, [Knaggs] of the Huddersfield (Buxton-road) circuit and in the evening, the Rev. A. Learoyd, of the same circuit, delivered a powerful and impressive discourse ih aid of the same objet. [object] Suitable hymns were sung with very pieasing [pleasing] effect by the scholars. The congregations were overtiowing, [overawing] and the collections exceeded those of last year. A SinctLar [Singular] CHanracTerR.-There [Character.-There] is, at present, an old woman residing at Banks, near Honley, who has lived in the same house upwards of seventy-eight years, and, what is more singular, she has only slept twice in any other house during the whole of that loeg [long] peried [period] Her neme [nee] is Sally Breadley, [Bradley] and ihe [the] ald [al] Andy Wook [Wool] it into her head, a number of yéars [years] agé, [age] that she would pay no more rent; assigning mann that she had paid the value of the many a time over, and that she would pay no more She is sometimes sent for to the audit-day, but the old dame returns for answer, Tell 'em om noin [noon] beean [been] to come to th' rent-day; nor om beean [been] to pay no rent nauther, [neither] ov paid enough; nor om noan [non] beean [been] to, nauther-tel [neither-tel] 'em that Of course her considerate la idlords, [id lords] John Haigh end Co., of Banks Mills, kindly suffer the old woman to remain unmolested in the domicile in which shé [she] Sas [As] spent so great a portion of her existence. qe MARSDEN, ANNIVERSARY SERMONS.-On last two sermons were preached in the Wesleyan Chapz2l, [Chapel] Marsden, by the Rev. J. Pearson, of Didsbury Theologi-zal [Theology-al] Institution; after which collections were made in behalf of the Sunday-school, amounting t 10. At the close of his evening's discourse, the rev. gentleman hada [had] fling at secular education. He alluded in strong terms to the vigorous efforts now being made in its behalf, very summarily branding it as the Pearson. that secular' education numbers amengst [amongst] its adiicates [advocates] some of the best, end ablest men of the present dzy,-men [day,-men] who to say the ié4st [est] are as good and sincere Christians as himself; and who are actuated by as pure motives, while they are immeasurably his superiors so far as mental qualifications are concerned. We cannot there- [therefore] fore but regard him as somewhat presumptuous in dealing out such unseemly and wholesale condemnation. We are the ddvocates [advocates] of free discussion, but abuse and hard nates [Bates] are not arguments; and are least of all becoming a place devoted to the spread of the éspel spell] of peace; while they are fay froni [front] being the fruits of that spirit of charity which thinketh think] no ill, and which speaketh speaker] the truth in love. -Eb. H. C. BARNSLEY. New ScH 0L.-A [Such 0L.-A] New School 'in connexion with 'St. John's Churzh, [Church] Dodworth, was oy ened [end] on the 4th instant. A public te. party was held dn the occasion, after which the meeting was addressed by the Rev. R. E. Robeits [Roberts] and other njinistors, [canisters] 2 yee at, YORKSHY [YORKSHIRE] tE DEAF AND Dts [Its] INsTIrvTIoN.-A [Institution.-A] public examination of some of the pupils of tis [is] institution took pie on Fr 'lay evening, the 31st [st] ultimo, in St. George's hool [hook] room Barnsley. The Rev. R. E. Roberts occupied the chair. a few preliminary from the chair- [chairman] msn, [man] the Re-. W. C. Fenton, the honorary secretary and founder of the institution, addressed the audience. The pupils were then examined in arithmetic, English grammar, composition, geography, and the scriptures. Drawings from models don by the pupils were exhibited. The examina- [examine- examination] tion [ion] was ab'y conducted by Mr. Baker and his assistant Tapturoud Captured] The of the pupils frequently elicited the most sum which would make them safe in a pecuniary point of offspring of men of infidel principles, and promote the spread of Mfdelity, [Fidelity] We might remind Mr. to which Sociery.-The [Society.-The] Barnsley branch of the Second Leeds Permanent Building and Investment Society held their third half-yearly on Monday evening Tast [East] at Tinker's Temperance Hotel. No definite time being stated for the receipt of the contributions of the members, it was resolved that 2 room should be Monday evenings for that Prrpose; [Purpose] from half-past 'seven to nine o'clock-as it would thereby prevent considerable annoyance and confusion to which both the gent and members had been subjected. The bye-laws which were adopted at the late annual meeting of the parent'society were read. The meeting was of opinion that the branches ought to be more fully reprosented [represented] and have more influence in the genera interest of the society. They objected to the measure now in committec [committee] to reduce the agents' salaries, and determined npon [upon] forwarding a protest against it. The following indi- [India- individuals] viduals [individuals] were clected [elected] to fulfil the capacity of stewards Mr. Carr, Mr. George Dearden, Mr. Goodyear, Mr. Joseph Dearden, Mr, Taylor, and Mr. Dearden. We are happy to learn that nearly 100 shares have already been taken up in th's district, and that 'several buildings have already emanated from the xertions of exertions of] the members. MoKK [Monk] Baetros [Batteries] PRiorny. The [Priory. The] delapiiuting [departing] hand of tine is making sad ravages with Monk Bretton Priory. Its ivy-mantled walls are fast crumbling to deeay. [delay] The'remains uf [of] the tower and those parts which have been re-built and cunverted [converted] inte [inter] dwelling-houses and barns alene.remain [alone.remain] in a decent state of repair. Few records pertaining to this place have been preserved in the archives of history. We may presume from the space over which the ruins extsnd, [extend] and from their general appearance, that it has once been a large and important establishment. These have once beon [been] a massive pile of buildings. The remains of'some of the-win- [windows] dows [does] and other parts are evidences of its having considerable architectural elegance of the Old English style. It is situated in a fertile and romantic valley, about a 'mile from Barnsley. It was founded by Adam Fitz-swain, by whom it was liberally endowed 'in the reign of Henry'the Second. A mill was granted by Richard De-Leeds, one of the priors, and erected in 1462 on the banks of the river Dearne, which wends its serpentine course a short distance from the priory. The mill is at present standing and in operation. Six cottage houses are also erected for six poor widows belonging to the township, each of which are allowed a yearly stipend. A Latin inscription is engraved on a tab- [tablet] let on the houses. The ancient grave-yard connected with this place is an ebject [object] of interest. Several gravestones are still exposed on the surface, 2nd many others it is supposed are hid beneath the verdure. In the cellars of some of the dwelling-houses are numerous tombstone on which are en- [engraved] graven some curious inscriptions. Foot Racr.,-A [Race.,-A] foot race for 25 aside came off on the Ist [Its] instant at Birdwell, [Boswell] between Gillott Pashley, of Silkstone, and James Kevett, [Kettle] of Barnsley. The distance run was 120 yards. The former was declared the winter by a distance of four yards. WESLEYAN Misstons.-On [Mission.-On] Sunday last, two serrhons [sermons] were in the Wesleyan Chapel, Pitt-street, by the Rey. Philip Hardcastle, from Boston. Collections were made at the close of each service, which amounted to 20, On Monday evebing [evening] the annual meeting was held. The chair was occupied by Henry Richardson, Esq. The réport [report] was read by the Rev. T. Simmons, and showed that the reeeipts [receipts] for the past year were 206 16s. 10d. The meet- [meeting] ing was addressed by the Rev. R. Keeling, superintendent of the Barnsley eireuit; [recruit] Rev. John Harding, from Ponte- [Pone- Pontefract] fract; [fact] Rev. E. Jones, from Sheffield, and the Rev. P. Hard- [Hardcastle] castle, from Bosten. [Boston] The collection at the close of the meeting amounted to 15, making in the whole of the col- [collections] lections [elections] 35.-On Tuesday morning a public breakfast was held, and the above rev. gentlemen delivered addressés [addresses] THEOLOGICAL LECTURES.-The Rey. W. Catheart [Cathcart] de- [delivered] livered the first of'a series of six lectures on the parables of the scriptures, in the Baptist Chapel, on Sunday evenine [evening] 'last. 'he subject, which was on the Rich man and Lazarus. was attentively listened to by a numerous con- [congregation] gregation. [creation] FataL [Fatal] ACCIBENT.-In [ACCIDENT.-In] the afternoon of Sunday last an inquest was held on the body of a child of Mr. Jonathan Batty, who was run over by the Sheffield coach on the Thursday previous. The vehicle was proceeding rapidly along the Market place, when deceased, who was a boy about three and a half years of age, was in the act of crossing the road, Before the could step the horses, which were ratherunmanageable [rather unmanageable] at the time, deceased was knocked. down, and the wheels passed over his neck. He was so mutilated that he died instantly. The jury re- [returned] turned a verdict of accidental death. The parents are much distressed at the lamentable occurreiive. [occurred] DopworTH [Dodworth] FEasT [Feast] commenced on Sunday last, and was kept p with great glee on Monday and Tuesday. The fine weather attracted on unusual coneourse [concourse] of visitors. One of the greatest attractions was Wombwell's Menagerie, the very appearance of which in a village like this is an unpre- [umpire- unprecedented] cedented [cemented] treat. The youthful part of the population parti- [part- participated] cipated [anticipated] enthusiastically in a variety of amusements ; and some cricket matches were played during the two days, among which was one betwixt the Barebones [Bare bones] Club and Dodworth Club, the former of which was the winner. SuppEN [Supper] DreatH.-On [Death.-On] Sunday morning last, an individual named Nathaniel Dickinson, who was about 8 years of age, died from the effects of over-cxertion. [over-exertion] On Saturday, the day previous to his death, he was engaged in the performance ef the following feat.-A number of stones were placed at equal distances apart, in a direct line, from which deceased fetched singly to the end of the line, from which he every tim departed. In order to execute the task in as bricfa [brick] time as possible he so exhausted himself that when he had finished he became syddenly [suddenly] ill, and was removed home 2nd expired the following morning. THE Late Forcrry [Forgery] at Leeps.-Mr. [Lees.-Mr] Holman, who stands charged with having furged [urged] various bills of ex- [exchange] change, was made a bankrupt.last Thursday. Messrs. Beckett and Co., bankers, were the petitioning creditors, and the initiatory proceedings came on last Thursday, in the Leeds Court of Bankruptcy. The petition was opened by asingle [single] proof of.debt, the complete investigation of the bankrupt's afiair [affair] being postponed sine die. Mr. Holman says that his estate will yield a good dividend, but of this the creditors will have better information bye and bye. It is said that the exact amount of acceptances forged by the Messrs. Holman, and still in circulation, is 5,004 5s. All these biils [bills] have passed through Messrs, Becketts' [Beckett] hands. THE BRADFORD Moor RopBery.-Abcut [Robbery.-About] twelve months ago, it will be remembered Abraham Ligtowler, [Little] Jamés [James] all, Reuben Clifford, and another person, were convicted of having robbed a man of the name of Hanson, 'on Brad- [Bradford] 'ford Moor, on the highway, and were sentenced to tén [ten] years' transportation. Many 'jreimstancés, [circumstances] have since transpired, tending to show the immocence [immense] of thest [these] parties, and, at the York assizes, held in December last, the prose- [prosecutor] cutor, [tutor] Hanson, was tried for perjury, in connection with the case. During the present week, a collier named Chas. Sutcliffe, residing at Horton, has appeared before the magistrates, and voluntarily accused himself 6f having been a party to this robbery. He solemnly maintains that 'Lightowler Clifford, and Hall are entirely innocent of the crime for which they are now suffering. Sutcliffe's deposi- [deposit- depositions] sions [Sons] have been taken down, and he is now committed to York to take his trial at the next Mercury. BrItaNNIA [Britannia] BripGE.-All [Bridge.-All] the preparations aré [are] completed for floating the next tube on Monday. The sailors from Liverpool are engaged, and ments [rents] have been made for the directors of the Chester and Holyhead Railway, the eugineers, [engineers] and several thousand spectators. A great umber of persons are expected to avail themselves of the cccasion [occasion] to visit the headlands of Penmaen Mawr, Conway Castle, and Snowdon, along the sea-side route of the rail way, to all the great works on which the public are to bs freely admitted. . SURRENDER OF AN ALLEGED IRIsH [Irish] MURDERER. At the Liverpool ;Police Court, on Saturday, Police-officer Con- [Connolly] nolly [Molly] brought before the-ceurt [the-court] an Irishman, named Edmund - Welsh, who, at half-past nine 6'clock, on the Prine 's [Prince 's] Pier, gave himself into thé [the] custody of thé [the] offver [offer] as the murderer of Martin Welsh; at Kilmaceo, [Climate] county Kilkenny, Ireland, on the 14th of last month. The prisoner stated to Mr. Rushton, that, on the day mentioned, Martin Welsh was standing in his own yard, between eight and nine in the evening when le (the prisoner) went up to hima,. [him] and asked him some questions respecting the purchase-of some hayseed. The deceased taunted him by asking what hs could want with hayseed ashe [she] could not sow it. The pri- [pro- prisoner] soner [sooner] retorted by saying, it was nothing to him what hé be spe [se] it if he 'paid Sr it... Deceased then ordered out of the yard, and said if he did not immedis [immediate] he-woulil [he-would] break every bone in his body semed [seed] ie thé [the neck, thrust him against st the wall, and kicked him There were two dogs belonging to the deceased there, and one of them seized him (prisoner) by the leg. He then knocked down the deceased, who, upon getting up, fo lowed him, and again severely kicked him. Prisoner went for 4 stone, and struck the deceased upon tbe [the] head until he fell to he ground, and he (the prisoner) then made off, but whilst going up the read wis followed bythe [Blythe] deceased, who set herdoge [her doge] upon blin, [bin] upen [upon] which he again struck him, and [and] My. 'Rushton You have given yourself up on the charge of having caused. this man's death-of having killed him, What have you to say te that Pxisoner [Prisoner Yes; I stood in my own defepce.-The [defence.-The] police-officer said a descrip- [Scrip- description] tion [ion] of the murderer had been given in the Hue qud [oud] Cry; description the prisoner answered. Mr. Rushion [Russian] directed that the prisoner should be conveyed to the autho- [author- author] Fities [Cities] in Ircland,-Lirérpool [Ireland,-Liverpool] Aktion, [Action]