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THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1850. HOLMFIRTH. ANNUAL SOIREE OF THE HINCHLIFFE MILL MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY. The annual soiree of the above excellent society took place in the Wesleyan School Room,on Tuesday evening, when nearly 300 sat down to an excellent tea, gratuitously provided by ladies in the neighbourhood. The room was beautifully decorated for the occasion with wreaths of evergreens and flowers, relieved by characteristic and such as The Sovereignty of man appro [approve i mottos, Heth [Heath] Pt in knowledge. Happy is the man who findeth [fined] wisdom, and the man who getteth [teeth] understand- [understanding] ing. Knowledge is happiness, light, and power, &c. 'At half-past six o'clock, the chair was taken by the President of the Institution, Mr. Firta [Firth] Barser, [Barker] who after a few prefatory remarks, called upon the Secre- [Secure- Secret] ee. R. Burrerwokrtu, [Brewery] to read the report, which gave the number of members as 52; volumes in the library 296; issues of books during the past year 1,323. pl are also in operation for writing and ing, v music, grammar, and geography. e funds were stated to be in a eatisfactore [satisfactory] state, the trea- [tea- treasurer] garer [Garner] having a balance in hand of 3 4s. 9d. Mr. FeaNnKLanp, [Franklin] in a short speech, showed the neces- [NeWS- necessity] sity [city] of discipling the mind, as well as filling it with in- [information] formation. He remarked that reading was of little value, unless accompanied with close thinking but at present the thinkers were few in number, and hence there was too implicit reliance placed on what other men taught, without any good reason for such ready eredence. [evidence] In conclusion he advised the people gets thorough knowledge of their own language, which wo make them re and more influential in society, by enabling them to state more clearly, argue more forcibly, and urge more persuasively the truths they wished to commuuicate [committee] to others, for as Locke, the cele- [cell- celebrated] brated [rated] philosopher, had declared, men differed more widely in their words than in their tdeas. [Teas] Mr. Joz [Jo] WoopHEaD [Woodhead] next addressed the meeting, and after referring to the liberal constitution of the society, which required no sectarian shibboleth to be pronounced -no party war-cry to be shouted forth by those apply- [applying] ing for membership no matter to what political party er religious denomination a man might belong to, if he were a sincere knowledge-seeker here he might be welcomed and aided in his pursuit. He said, all history, all observation, proved that it is not the soldier but the thinker that is the main agent im [in] civilisation. If they went back to the fourteenth eentury [century] in our own country, when Edward III. was king, they would find that all classes of the people were ignorant and degraded. The church (as a mon- [monstrous] strous [stores] ecclesiastical despotism was then called) stood at the gates of the temple of knowledge, not like a benevolent spirit, to throw them open that the mul- [mu- multitude] titude [attitude] might enter, and enrich their souls with the spirit-wealth it contained,-but like a demon, keeping those gates fast closed against all but a few of its own favoured sons, saying tothe [tithe] people, It would be sacrilege for you to enter, -and men perished for lack of know- [knowledge] ledge. John Wicliffe, [Cliffe] a Yorkshireman, saw this, and resolved to do what he could to remove the evil,-he made the first English translation of the Bible, went about lecturing and preaching to the people,-and by his truthful words, mightier than monarchs' commands and priests' edicts, he stirred the heart of humanity to its very depth, causing it to throb with purer principles and nobler emotions than had possessed it for ages previous. Whilst he was thus giving an impulse to thought, destined to be felt throughout all time, Edward HIL., [HILL] with his son the Black Prince, was busy fighting on the Continent Cressy and Poictiers [Pictures] saw human beings murdering each other, at the bidding of so-called great ones but what harvest had there been reaped from the blood that was then shed on the plains of France None that could bless but ill feelings, envies, jealousies, had ever risen up between those who in heart ought to have been brethren, loving, helping each other. Now, how- [however] ever, all true men regarded with far higher admiration, the sayings and doings of plain John Wicliffe, [Cliffe] the parson of Lutterworth, than all the deeds of arms in tournament or battle, performed by the royal and titled ones of those days, whose fame was trumpeted forth by noisy herald, or sung by courtly minstrel in monarch's , or baron's hall. Caxton, in the next century, another thinker and worker, released thought from its confinement in dusty manuscripts and mouldering parch- [parchments] ments [rents] she stepped forth, and liberty revived, and Christianity hailed her as her firmest friend in the press, far mightier than the sword. The speaker concluded by saying that Wicliffe, [Cliffe] Chaucer, Caxton, and such as they, are the men that have changed the England of barbarism of feudalism, of superstition, into the Eng- [England] land of civilisation, of enlightenment, of liberty,-and urged his hearers by all the ignorance, the wrong doing that still curse her, and from which she seeks deliver- [deliverance] ance, [once] by the knowledge, the true good, for which she pants, to promote to their utmost ability the God-like work of man's education, and thus prove themselves worthy successors of the brave old standard-bearers in the army of human progress. Mr. Hanson, the next speaker, said-The festoons of laurel suspended in the room carried him in imagination to Ancient Greece, when laurel crowns decked the brow ef the victor on the race course or the successful wrestler in the circus. In our times, however, the erown [crown] of honour is placed upon the brow that is most inte [inter] There was, he observed, much rubbish in our land that needed consuming,-but knowledge was kindling her fires, and soon the ashes of ignorance would be scattered to the four winds of heaven. Burns had said,- [said] The last that from his chair shall fa' He shall be king amang [among] us three. But he would honour that man, and only him, who proved his manhood, manifested his kingship, by a clear head anda [and] warm heart. The name of this society was suggestive of one or two thoughts,-mutual help, a principle to be acted upon by the members. The Indian rubbed his sticks together to produce fire, and two fools (the speaker observed) could not be brought into contact and rubbed together without exciting a spark or two of mental fire, and thus in some degree improving each ether. They ought to be grateful to past thinkers, of whom they had heard that evening,-and when in their spirit we labour for improvement, let us not be frightened from our purpose by those who say, We don't like new things, for we have got on very well with the old plan. We must progress, or be left behind. Pro- [Progression] gression [creation] must be our pole star,-and we must have a consciousness of the great reward following well directed effort,-not be like the charity boy, who when he had learned the alphabet, expressed his doubt as to whether t was worth while going through so much to obtain so Kittle. [Little] Don't be afraid, he added, of the difficulty. It is said, with considerable truth, He can conquer who believes he can. Go through the world with your eyes open. Sir Walter Scott said, that he made a point of learning something from the humblest individual with whom he came in contact his motto was learn something and he called on each and all to adopt it as their own, and much mental good would be the Mr.S. Wiwrenny [Wherein] next rose, and expressed his pleasure im [in] the fact, that though a very few years ago no institu- [institute- institution] tion [ion] like this existed in the neighbourhood of Holm- [Holmfirth] firth, yet now there were four or five, all helping to furnish the weapons to be used in the mighty battle now going On. against that dreadful foe to man, Ignorance. He then remarked on the rapid strides made in science, inmstancing [instance] our railways, steam-boats, and electric tele- [tee- telegraph] graph; adding, that the last twenty years had given th te more numerous and important scientific disco- [discoveries] eries series] than the whole century which had preceded and why Because there was a far greater number of observers, who were busy noting down the facts pre- [presented] sented [scented] to them, and deducing from those facts principles calculated to guide themselves and others in their mvestigations. [investigation] In this respect, these societies were of great value; for most great discoveries were made from trifling incidents, but could only be perfected by close, patient thinking, as instanced in the great discoveries of Newton, Ferguson, Galvani, and the Marquis of West- [Westminster] minster. Inventions, of a somewhat startling character were often hailed with taunting shouts of laughter, for even Sir Walter Scott had his laugh at the idea of lighting towns with gas, but the attempt had proved successful, and now something greater than this was about to be attempted, for was in contemplation in the world of acien [alien] moon over every village-an electric light-which, by its brilliancy, bid fair to supersede even . 'Then, again, another project was afoot, to convert water itself into flame, and if need be, to burn up our Fivers to give us light and heat. In their own neigh- [neighbourhood] bourhood, [boyhood] recently, several telescopes had been made by men whose daily pursuits were similar to their own, and ing and knowing these things, he asked, why should there not be one such instrument in every house, through which might be seen more clearly the magnificent prospect afforded by the heavens -and thus increase the probability of many fresh discoveries by multiplying the number of observers, for it must not be forgotten that it was a sawyer in his pit who discovered the comet of 1811. Alluding to the manu- [manufactures] factures [factories] in their own immediate neighbourhood, he remarked that there should be more exact science and less of guesswork in the manufacture of their wool- [woollen] Jens. Then, again, as a source of pleasure and in- [instruction] struction, [instruction] what was more valuable than the study of a ery [very] watching a butterfly in its wonderful 1 once c ounting [hunting] their beau- [beautiful] tiful [pitiful] hills instead of lounging in the pottouse, [Potts] and as the sunshine of heaven fell pure upon the wanderer, his heart beating with emotion as he surveyed the y magnificent scenery around him. He urged upon parents, and particularly on mothers, to pay greater attention to God's laws, so that the rising generation might not go blundering on in the dark, but acting Bpon [Upon] those Sera, be enabled to exist under happier ces, [ce] conclusion he o i of an na ens 'Yorkshireman, in be on words educate the artisan-the scattered people of our ham- [hamlet] lete-the [let-the -the] crowded population of iti [it] Give them the seeing eye a cur towns and cities. understanding heart, Unfold the intellect and you ore better workmen, and better tion [ion] with liberty. It had taken us no' i ith [it] taken party politice, [police] Wat [At] still it exorcised mighty in (rout, free thought and free speech. It diffused information, and thus showed'men the duty of carrying out their own honest convictions, without trespassing upon the rights of others, Education, he remarked, favoured liberty, a magic name dear to the heart of every Englisman. [Englishman] The rev. gentleman then gave three definitions of civil liberty, one of which was, That freedom which allows men to do good to the utmost of his ability. It was desired by those, and by those alone, who felt their bondage-whose love of freedom was in their soul, and it would give man more power than an from without. If they saw a people ignorant and enslaved, he counselled them not to puta [put] sword in their hand, but enlighten their minds, and then would they pant for true liberty, and soon achieve it by right means. He predicted that freedom, by such agency as this, would ere yet overspread oppressed Hungary, down-trodden Poland, and the whole of the race, but liberty must ultimately reign throughout the earth, and tyranny be subdued and banished. The nation which enjoyed the greatest amount of real freedom was also the most happy, and where there was the shade of liberty the arts and sciences most flourished. By giving the people knowledge and pure morality they were in reality giving them freedom, no matter what the form of government; for, though despotism might impede its progress it could never repress education. He cautioned his hearers against the weakness of physical force, and incited them to place more reliance on the head than in thehand. [the hand] If he was told that war was necessary when merely defen- [defend- defensive] sive, [side] he would say, be it so; but he likened war under these circumstances to a dog placed over a flock of sheep, to keep the wolves in check. But would it not be better to change those wolves into lambs, by means of education, and thus dispense with the dog altogether Allusion had been made, the reverend gentleman added, to the power of the press,-it was beyond doubt a won- [wondrous] drous [dross] agent-it could take thoughts, place them on paper, and cause them to fly like angels over the earth. It was now canvassing the cause of humanity at the bar of the wide world, and thus hastening the time when right should be might. Liberty was ever moving steadily forward, and although on the classic shores of Greece, her fires, which once glowed so brightly, seemed to have died away, yet now a gleam from the far west shone upon that land, andhehailed [inhaled] itasthe [its] pre- [precursor] cursor of liberty's return. The time was fast coming- [coming prophets] prophets had foretold it-when the fetters of the slave should be melted, when no more blood should be shed, when the gibbet should no more rear its head-the reign of love should be universal and permanent, and the reign of tyranny for ever o'er. He con- [concluded] cluded [eluded] with a most beautiful descripticn [description] of the Christian freeman, urging all to seek for spiritual liberty. The proceedings of the evening were varied, and en- [enlivened] livened by the performances of an excellent choir, sup- [supported] ported by a first-rate orchestra, the vocal and instru- [inst- instrumental] mental departments of the music being alike good. After votes of thanks had been given to the ladies who provided trays, to the speakers, to the chairman, and the musicians, proposed by Messrs. H. Butterworth, R. Butterworth, J. Armitage, and H. Greensmith, the highly gratifying meeting terminated. HALIFAX, Tea Party rn Honour or Mr. Ernest JonEs.-On [Jones.-On] Monday evening, a public tea party was held in the Odd- [Oddfellows] Fellows' Hall, at which the above-named gentleman and Mrs. Jones were present. There was not much enthu- [tenth- enthusiasm] siasm [Siam] displayed, and the attendance was only moderate. On Wednesday evening the same gentleman delivered a lecture on Chartism as it is, and as it ought to be; in which he stated that the working classes were now con- [content] tent, since things were middling; but they were be- [becoming] coming worse instead of better, for competition pre- [prevailed] vailed [sailed] to such an extent in this country that when the working classes were not starved to death they were worked to death. He then contrasted the expenses of the American republic with the monarchy of England, and declared the late grants for royal stables and for the Prince of Wales as extravagant in the extreme. In con- [conclusion] clusion, [conclusion] he suggested that, during the Exhibition of 1851, a Chartist National Convention should sit in London, in order to make known to the world the real condition of our toiling artizans. [artisans] The price of admis- [Adams- admission] sion was threepence each, which realised about 5. CHoral [Choral] Society.-On Thursday evening the 140th performance of the above society took place in the Odd-fellows' Hall, St. James' Road, when Handel's Judas Maccabeus. with the additional accompani- [company- accompaniments] ments [rents] by Mozart, was performed. The evening was exceedingly wet, which circumstance prevented many attending who had purposed being present. Cas Co.uision.-On [Co.sion.-On] Saturday evening, at King Cross near to the road diverging from that place known as the Burnley road, a cab belonging to Mr. James Lynch, postmaster, and one belonging to Mr. Wignall Avison, of the White Swan, came in contact with each other, whereby the horse and cab belonging to each individual were more or less injured. Avison's driver is blamed for being drunk; and Lynch's [Lunch's] driver is stated to have been on the wrong side the real cause of the accident we cannot define, but doubtless the County Court will be the theatre in which the contest for damages will eventually be settled, it being the intention of one of the parties to take the matter to that tribunal. MounicipaL [Municipal] ELection.-St. [Election.-St] Jonn's Warp.-Another election was fixed to take place yesterday for this ward, on account of Mr. Squire Balme becoming disqualified, his name not now appearing on the burgess roll. (We understand Mr. Balme had omitted to pay his rates in due time.) James Riley, Esq., Harrison-road, was the only candidate spoken of when our report left. Messrs. Bentley and Holt, the two retiring councillors, were re- [reelected] elected on Friday, the 1st inst. St. James's SaBBATH [Sabbath] Sunday last, the Annual Sermons on behalf of these institutions were preached, in the morning by the Rev. S. Holmes, of Sowerby, in the afternoon by the Rev. John Cross- [Crossley] ley, M.A., of Holmfirth, and in the evening by the Rev. R. Mitton, of Manningham. [Manning] The collections amounted to upwards of 37. CoMMITTED [Committee] TO THE SEsstons.-A [Sessions.-A] woman named Sarah Murgatroyd, who was fdischarged [discharged] from the House of Correction so late as Friday last, was on Wednesday committed for trial at the sessions, charged with steal- [stealing] ing a shawl, the property of a person named Lumb, residing at Sowerby Bridge. PERsoNATING [Persona ting] A DEaD [Dead] VoTER.-One [Vote.-One] Thomas Midgley, son of Joseph Midgley, Birks Hall-lane, who died three years ago, has made a voluntary statement to the Com- [Committee] mittee [matter] acting for Mr. Councillor Eastburn, the success- [successful] ful [full] candidate in North West Ward, that he, the said Thomas Midgley, was induced to go with a voting paper and record a vote for Mr. Adam Lowe, his father's name being attached to the paper. HALIFAX TOWN COUNCIL. The New Corporation meet on Saturday, (this day) for the purpose 1. To elect the Mayor of the said borough for the ensuing year 2. To receive the official returns of the Councillors elected, to supply the vacancies occasioned by the going out of office of Councillors in rotation. 3. To elect five Aldermen to supply the vacancies occasioned by the retiring from office in rotation, of Mr. Alderman John Cromiey, [Crime] ME Alderman John Ackroyd, Mr. Alderman David me Alderman Joshua Appleyard, and Mr. Alderman Ely ates. 4. To appoint a Treasurer for the borough. 5. To appoint the quarterly meetings of the Council for the ensuing year. 6. To make standing orders for the regulation of the business of the Council and the Committees for the ensuing year. 7. To approve and confirm the pr i of the Finance Committee, Watch Committee, Board of Works Committee, Sanitary Committee, and General Purposes Committee. 8. To appoint the following or such other Committees as the Council shall deem expedient -A Finance Committee, Watch Committee, Board of Works Committee, Waterworks Committee, Improvement Sanitary Committee, General Purposes Committee, and to define the duties of each Committee to be appointed. 9. To receive a report from the Finance Committee, pursuant to a resolution of the Council at its last meeting, on the subject of securing a more prompt collection of the rates, and the more efficient regulation of the rate office, and to pass resolutions thereupon. 10. To receive a report from the Watch Committee, and to pass resolutions thereupon. 11. To receive a report from the Sanitary Committee, and to pass resolutions thereupon. 12. To consider a communication addressed to the Mayor from W. Ranger, one of the Superintending I tors of the General Board of Health, on the subject of applying the Public Health Act to those parts of the townships orthowram [Howorth] and Southowran, [Southern] which are within the borough, and also on the desirability of applying the Public Heath Act to the entire borough, aud [and] to adopt such measures, and to such resolu- [resolute- resolutions] tions [tins] in reference thereto, as the Council shall deem expedient. THE GODLEY LANE ACCIDENT. Avison v. Lizut. [List] case was tried before James STANSFELD, Esq., and a Jury, on Wednes- [Wednesday- Wednesday] day last. The court presented an unusually thronged and busy appearance, the increase being as marked in point of respectability as in number, comprising many of the influential inhabitants and five or six magistrates. Alongside the Judge we observed George Pollard, Wil- [William] liam Briggs, M.S. Kenny, J. Appleyard, John Baldwin, and John Staveley, Esqs.; [Esq] Captain Fyffe [Fife] (46th [the] Regi- [Reg- Regiment] ment) [men] Mr. Stansfeld, surgeon, &c. Our readers must still have in remembrance the par- [particulars] ticulars [particulars] of a serious accident happening in Godley Lane during the month of J uly [July] last, the particulars of which we then recorded. The defendant, a friend, and two girls, on their way to Bradford, in a pheaton, [Heaton] obtained by Mr. Woolrich [Woolwich] of the plaintiff (Mr. Avison), being more or less injured, the animal rendered valueless, having been put away in a few days after and the pheaton [Heaton] extensively damaged. Lieutenant Woolrich [Woolwich] refusing to compensate Mr. Avison for loss thus accru- [accrue- accruing] ing, Mr. Avison sought in the County Court (having waited whilst the new act came into operation) damages to the extent of 50, attributing the accident and loss to the negligence, want of skill, and due care. Mr. J. H. Mitchell appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. W. H. Holroyde for the defendant. Mr. in opening the case, referred to the excellent character of the equipage provided by his client, but who was ignorant of part of the company taken up on the road by the defendant,-the characters of some of whom he canvassed with his usual ability and humour, and then proceeded to call several wit- [witnesses] nesses, [senses] including Mr. Avison himself, whose testimony in the main went to show that the mare was accustomed to, and steady in harness, was worth at least 30 at the time of the accident, which occurred, in the opinion of those witnesses who saw it, in consequence of the gen- [gen] tleman [gentleman] who was driving neglecting the horse by jesting and larking with the two young ladies in the peaton. [Heaton] -The plaintiff's case having been concluded, Mr. Hol- [Ho- Holroyde] royde [royd] addressed the jury for the defence,-but in the first instance submitted that the plaintiff must be non- [non suited] suited, as no negligence on the part of his client had been proved, but on the contrary every care-His Honour having intimated that this was a question for the jury, Mr. Holroyde then commented on the dis- [discrepancy] crepancy [currency] in the testimony of plaintiff's witnesses, and intimated that he should not call any witnesses for the defence.-His Honour summed up by laying it down as a rule in law that a man was bound to take as much care of a hired horse as a prudent man would of his own,-and after commenting on the contradictions in the evidence of plaintiff's witnesses, he remarked upon the fact that the defendant had produced no witnesses to show that the animal was, as the defendant had alleged, a runaway. Whatever might be the character of the women, that was for the consideration of the jury only so far as the attention paid to them might take away from the proper care which was necessary in driving.-The jury retired for about half-an-hour, and on returning into court found for the plaintiff-damages 40. WAKEFIELD. Toe New Mayor.-Much interest is manifiested [manifested] as to whether the Town Council, which meet this day, for the election of Mayor; will re-elect Joseph Holdsworth, Esq., or Alderman Micklethwaite. It is generally thought that in spite of Mr. Holdsworth's claims on the town that the liberal party, who have againa [again] working majority, will elect Alderman Micklethwaite to the office. THE WaKkEFIELD [Wakefield] SoxE [Six] Mitts.-The proprietor of this establishment has, says the Wakefield Journal, had the stock valued, for his guidance in naming the price in case an attempt be made, as is anticipated, to purchase the privilege, jand [and] thus free the town from a source of continual and personal hostility. Tue Firra [Fire] or NovemMBER.-This [November.-This] town, which is distinguished for its Guy Fawkes anniversaries, was again illuminated by bonfires and displays of fire-works, on Tuesday evening last. Several public bonfires were kindled, but the authorities allowed the people to enjoy their favourite pastime without interruption. A LrperaL [Liberal] Lanpiorp.-At [Languor.-At] the last rent day, held at the Strafford Arms, iti [it] this town, it was intimated by the agent of G. L. Fox, Esq., that that gentleman would return ten per cent to his Wakefield tenantry, as he had done to his numerous tenants in other parts of this country. Tae [Tea] New Town Councitiors.- [Councillors.- Councillors] As is customary, the recently elected councillors attended before the West Riding magistrates, on Monday, in order to make the necessary declaration on their appointment. The councillors who took the oaths, unopposed, were Mr. Thomas Hudson, Mr. Ebenezer Walker, Mr. William Scarth, Mr. John Boston, Mr. Joseph Wainwright, Mr. William Teall, and Mr. George Kelshaw. In the case of Mr. Samuel Sidney, who had been returned for Northgate ward, it was attempted to substitute Mr. James Holdsworth, the defeated candidate, on the ground of an alleged informality in Mr. Sidney's return. Mr. Westmorland having ably argued the point at issue, the bench decided that Mr. Sidney's election was a valid one, and the usual oath was accordingly administered to him. At the special sessions, on Monday last, the Boy and Barrel, in the Fish-market, was transferred from Mr. Mason, to Mr. Matthew Bennett. Pusiic [Music] MEETING aT ALVERTHORPE.-On Monday night lasi. [last] a public meeting was held in the Towns' Room, Alverthorpe, for the purpose of appointing a committze [committee] to co-operate with the Wakefield committee for devising the best means for abolishing the Soke. Mr. Benjamin Glover was called to the chair, and remarks on the subject of the soke [sole] were made by several in- [inhabitants] habitants; and it was ultimately decided not to have anything to do with any action or actions now pending with respect to the soke [sole] question but it was resolved unanimously to form a committee to cc-operete [cc-operate] with the Wakefield committee, and Messrs. Teall, Beaumont, and Glover, were elected as a deputation from Alver- [Aver- Alverthorpe] thorpe, to wait upon the Wakefield committee, and make known to them the sentiments of the Alverthorpe ratepayers. MELTHAM. DreEaDFvuL [Dreadful] AccIDENT [Accident] WITH GUNPOWDER.-It appears that at Brighouse, in Meltham, on the evening of the 5th inst., a great number of lads and young men got an old iron shaft, formerly a water wheel shaft, of great thickness, and had a hole bored in it about two inches diameter, with a transverse one for a touch hole. This rude piece had often been fired off on that evening,-but the simpletons, determined to have an extra loud report, set the piece on end, and after charging with powder and wadding, commenced driving the charge home with a large mallet, having a crow-bar for a ram-rod at the same time putting stones into the barrel. Whilst thus loading it the piece exploded with fearful effect, throwing down upwards of twenty individuals all more or less injured, many of them very dangerously so. Alfred Woodhead, who was holding the rod at the time, was so much dis- [disfigured] figured about the face that his friends could not recognise him. George Garlick was using the mell, [mel] and he too is dreadfully injured about the face also Saml. Rayner, Nimrod Cock, Benjamin Dawson, Benjamin Butterworth, Jonathan Hinchliffe, and Ephraim Weavill, are all much injured about the head and have been altogether confined to their beds since the accident. It is very much doubted whether the sight of Woodhead, Garlick, Dawson, and Butterworth, will ever be restored. The shock of the explosion shook to their foundations every building in the immediate neighbourhood. We trust that this affair will be a warning to the youths of the place, for a more reckless system of annoyance it is not possible to find any where carried on, than has for three or four years past been carried on in Meltham, by firing squibs, crackers, pistols, &c., for months successively during every winter in almost every thoroughfare of the village. A public meeting was held in Meltham on Thursday last, at which some stormy passions were displayed. It appears that a man of the name of Lees, a few years ago, came from Slaithwaite to open a shop and reside in Meltham. Having recently purchased the freehold of the property, he commenced forthwith to enlarge his border by pulling up the flags of the public footpath adjoining thereto, and excavating the whole of the ground underneath the same, and at the same time ex- [extending] tending it about two feet further than the former foot- [doorway] way, thus contracting the highway by placing the new curb-stone so much further off his building. This pro- [proceeding] ceeding [feeding] was indignantly objected to by many of the largest ratepayers in the township, who gave him notice to desist. The notice, however, had only the effect of accelerating the work by Lees, who hired additional men to finish it before the inhabitants could hold a legal meeting on the subject, under the impression that if once completed no public authority could cause it to be undone. However, at the meeting, on Thursday, it was resolved that if the place was not restored to its former state within seven days, the surveyors of the highways were authorised to commence an action at law against Lees. A committee was also appointed to see that the surveyors did their duty, so that a few days will determine whether the gentlemen of the long robe will have to take part in the matter or not. ee On Wednesday, Samuel Harwood was committed to take his trial, with the three other prisoners com- [committed] mitted, [fitted] for the murder of the Rev. E. G. Hollest. [Holes] The presidency of the East India Company's educational establishment at Addiscombe, [December] now vacant, and with 1,500 a year, exclusive of a residence, and other tages, [ages] will, it is reported, be given by the court ofdirectors [of directors] to one of the last-chosen members of their own body, viz., Colonel Ollivant. [Levant] Mickey Free has now walked 1,003 miles in 1,003 hours, and he will finish his task on Monday next, at the Straw- [Strawberry] berry Gardens, Everton, between ten and eleven o'clock. We understand that he is matched against Searles [Sales] for 100, to decide which of these pedestrians can walk the greatest number of miles in successive hours, to commence on the Ist [Its] March, 1851. Father Matthew is meeting with great success in ad- [administering] ministering the pledge in St. Louis. During the period of nine days after his arrival in that city, he enrolled the names of not less than 2,500 persons in the cause. The St. Louis Intelligencer says- The good effects of the Father's labours are felt in every circle of society, the most fashionable quartiers [quarter] of the city furnishing almost as many disciples as the lowliest. LrecaL [Local] Nrews.-Mr. [News.-Mr] Serjeant [Sergeant] Allen, of the Oxford Cir- [Circuit] euit, [suit] and Mr. Serjeant [Sergeant] Wilkins, of the Northern Circuit, have received a patent of precedence. Mr. Millar of the Midland Circuit, will receive the Coif. The vacancies ocea- [ocean- occasioned] sioned [signed] by the elevation of Mr. Martin and the retirement from circuit practice of Mr. Whitehurst, have led to several applications to the Lord Chancellor for silk gowns. A party of cle [ce] en were lately discussing the ques- [question] tion [ion] as to the bee mods of airing hearin [hearing] One sail he adopted one mode, and another another. At last the question was put to perhaps not the most devoted student, but certainly the greatest wag in the party, How he did in airing his library Oh, quietly, but emphatically, replied the rev. gentleman, I just put my head out at the window. In the year 1795, a female, who was cook to Mrs. Metcalfe, a widow lady, residing at Porch-house, opposite the church at Northallerton, in cutting a turnip, found in the heart of it a gold ring, and immediately made her mistress acquainted with so extraordinary a circumstance. The lady sent for Mrs. Wood, the gardener's wife. It turned out that the ring found was Mrs. Wood's wedding ring, which she had lost when weeding in the garden ten or twelve years before, ACCIDENT aT THE WOOLLEY EpGE [Edge] TUNNEL.-An in- [inquest] quest was held at the house of Mr. John Gowland, the station master, at Haigh, on Wednesday last, before T. Lee, coroner, on the body of Joseph Batister. [Barrister] The d on Tuesday had been to Mr. umont's [amount's] farm ; he left about two o'clock to go through the tunnel. He had a sack and a basket with him, and on Mr. Waterhouse going into the tunnel to see for deceased, he found him about a fourth part of the way through it he was laid with his face to the ground, and arms extended, his skull beaten to pieces, the brains scattered about. The engine driver feltno [felt] motion of the engine when he returned from Barnsley in the afternodn, [afternoon] about three He did not see the deceased, and did not know he had run over any one He was 8 labourer, and 30 years old; he was a 'y man and an exceljent [excellent] workman.-Verdict, FEARFUL EXPLOSION AND LOSS OF LIFE AT SEACOMBE. [SYCAMORE] From the Liverpool Mercury of yesterday.) . seven and eight o'clock on Wednesday evening last a dreadful explosion of naphtha, attended with fa' consequences, occured [occurred] in Mersey- [Street] street, Higher Seacombe, [Sycamore] Cheshire. The house in which the m [in] ly occur- [occurrence] ence [once] took place is used as a Roman Catholic school and reading-room in connection with St. Alban's Chaj [Chas] and is under the superintendence of the Rev. Mr. I oP that on th ing in question, previous to appears on the evening in qu Mm, Pp the ecemnancemnent of the duties of the school, Mr. John- [Johnson] son, the schoolmaster, and six of the scholars, were in the front room, on the ground floor. The master was en- [engaged] gaged [aged] in pouring some naphtha into a lamp from a tin can, containing about half a gallon; and a lad named John Crossie, [Cross] about ten years of age, was holding a candle by his side. Never having before filled the 'ath [at] Mr. Johnson was ignorant of the quantity required, an before he was aware, the imflammable [inflammable] liquid ran over, and, coming in contact with she Benes [Bees] candle, which was held by the boy Crossie, [Cross] ignited. An instantaneous report, like that of a cannon, was heard, followed by a most tremendous crash, occasioned by the falling of the partition wall, about twelve feet long and nine feet high, which was forced with such violence against the opposite side of the lobby, that several deep indenta- [independent- indentations] tions [tins] were made in the plaster work. In some places large portions of the wall were removed, without being shattered, and forced agninst [against] the wall forming the other side ofthe [of the] lobby. Inthereading-room, [ingathering-room] immediately above the scene of the explosion, were fourteen persons, one of whom was in the act of reading aloud an article from the Morning Chronicle, On hearing the report, and the noise which followed, they thought that the arches on which the houses were built, had given way, and a rush instantly toox [too] place to the door and window, through which a safe exit was made, Mathew Riley, who lived in the house, got out of the window, and the first person he saw was the lad Crossie, [Cross] who was envelo [envelope] in es, but his features could not be recognised. Riley immediately clung round the lad, and rolled with him on the floor until the flames were extinguished. The poor little fellow died between eight and nine on thursday [Thursday] morning. Mr. Johnson, and three lads are lying in a dangerous state, and little hopes are entertained of their ultimate recovery. ExpLosion [Explosion] oF Fire Damp aT HayYpbock [Haycock] gloom of sorrow and mourning was cast over Haydock and Ashton, early on Thursday morning, b a re which spread like wildfire, that many lives hac [ha] just sacrifi [sacrifice] at Haydock colliery. On inquiry, it proved, alas too true. The sad catastrophe occurred at a pit known as No. 13, about eight o'clock. Immediately afterwards nine bodies were brought to the bank, and several persons, severely burned and otherwise injured, were taken out of the pit. There were about twenty men and boys at work in the mine at the time, and four ponies. The ponies were all found dead. No. 13 pit is the property of Turner and Evans; it is 208 yards deep; and situate b' the road side, opposite Haydock school. On the 5t Noventter, [Inventor] 1845, thirteen lives were lost in the same pit, and by the same agent-fire damp.--Liverpool Mercury, of yesterday. His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to approve of the Lord y being appointed a deputy- [deputy lieutenant] lieutenant for the county of Meath, in the room of Gustavus THe [The] New Mayor or MANCHESTER.-Considerable ill- [ill feeling] feeling has been engendered in Manchester, arising out of a veryftrifiing [retrieving] misapprehension of the facts ofthecase. [ethics] A large section of the Council were in favour of the re-electicn [re-election] of Mr. Potter, grounding such a course on his intimate connection with the prelimi [prelim] ments [rents] of the Exhibition of 1 section of the Council, labouring under what now seems to have been an erroneous impression, to the effect that Mr. Potter had declined the honour of re- [reelection] election, had put forth Mr. Alderman Mayson [Mason] as a candi- [candid- candidate] date for the civic chair. Both parties were obstinate, and the claims of Mr. Potter and Alderman Mayson, [Mason] have been respectively advocated by the Manchester Guardian and the Examiner and Times. At a preliminary meeting of the Council on Monday last, held in the mayor's parlour, to which reporters were not admitted, the claims of the two candidates were again considered, and after a consider- [considerable] able amount of angry discussion had transpired, a vote was taken, when there appeared thirty-one in favour of Mr. re-nomination, and eighteen for Alderman Mayson. [Mason] 'We presume that after this trial of strength Mr. Potter's re-election will take place on the the 9th inst., as a matter of course. Tue New Mayor or Satrorp.-Mr. [Strop.-Mr] Langworthy, [Lengthy] the presen [present mayor, though memorialized [memorialised] by the whole of the ouncil, [Council] has declined the honour of re-election, on the ground that he held frequent re-elections to be inconsistent with the spirit of our local institutions. THe [The] LEEDS MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. -In Leeds, sixteen vacancies had to be filled up, and in a majority of the wards this was done without any contest whatever. The great majority of Liberals on the burgess roll of this year for most of the wards left their opponents without any fair chance ot success, and therefore they only ventured upon a contest for two candidates. In the Bramley Ward, one of each party was returned, by arrangement, and therefore no con- [contest] test became necessary. In the Headingley Ward, the retiring Councillor, a ory, [or] was returned without opposi- [opposite- opposition] tion [ion] while in the East, North, South, West, and Holbeck Wards, Liberals were returned without opposition. The following is a list of all the candidates el - East 'Ward.................. Mr. Joseph Watson (L.) Kir [Kirk] Ward............ Mr. Wm. Kettlewell (L.) Mill Hill Ward............ Mr. George Goodman (L. Mr. Thomas Newsam (C.) North Ward............... Mr. Thomas Ellis (Li) North East Ward........ Mr. George Robson q .) North West Ward....... Mr. David Newton (L.) South Ward............... Mr. George Goodman (L.) West Ward................ Mr. Joseph Walker (L. Mr. Charles George (L. Bramley Ward............ Mr. Robert Musgrave (L.) Mr. Samuel Lister Booth (C.) Holbeck Ward............ Mr. George Hobson (L ) , Mr. Robert Meek Carter (L.) Hunskt [Hunt] Ward ............ Mr. Robert Wood (L.) Headingley Ward........Mr. G. Skirrow roft [fort] (L.) i -- ee DEATH OF A FEMALE MIsER.-On [Mise.-On] Saturday, Mr. H. M. Wakley [Walker] held an inquest at Clerkenwell, on the body of Ann Cutler, aged seventy-three, a maiden lady of eccentric and mbery [Berry] habits, who died under extraordinary circumstances. Ann Kinch, [Inch] 9, Clerkenwell Close, stated that the deceased had occupied a small back-room in the same house for some years. She was of very eccentric habits, and would never allow any one in the house to enter her room, in which she had not had a fire for upwards of two years. She was in independent circumstauces, [circumstances] but on several occasions said that she was afraid her money would not last her out her life, and she should come to want. Deceased had gone without food for several days together. Not having seen or heard the deceased for several days, witness went to her room door, which was fastened on the inside. Being unable to make any one hear she beeame [became] alarmed, and eventually the door was burst open by the police. The room was ina most filthy condition. Deceased was discovered lying on the floor lifeless, with an old quilt around her. Mr. M. Austin, Red Lion-street, surgeon, said he had known the deceased nearly fifty years, and spoke to her eccentric and parsimonious habits. At the witness's request, the de- [deceased] ceased's will, which appointed him the executor, was read by the coroner. In it she bequeathed 100 to the Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews; 100 to the London Missionary Society 100 to the Spitalfields Op- [Athletic] thalmic [Ophthalmic] Hospital and 100 to Lady Huntingdon's College; Mr. Austin, her executor, 19 19s. and after enumerating various sums to private individuals, she left the residue of her property to the Aged Pilgrims Asylum, for the erection of almshouses. There were also directions in her will that her body should be enclosed in a coffin ha a spring lid, as she always had a dread of being buried alive. Surcipz [Sources] at ASHTON.-On the 31st [st] ult., Mr. Herford [Hereford] and coroner's jury held an inquest at the Royal Infirmary, touching the death of Watkin Bradley, butcher, of Ash- [Ashton] ton-under-Lyne, [under-Lyne] twenty-seven years ofage. [age] It was given in evidence that the deceased, who was rather weak in his mind, and prone to drinking, went out at about seven on Friday night, ing leave of his sister, by bidding her good-by, and telling hershe [Sherry] would see no more ofhim. [of him] To this he added a request that she would look after their father's steel, which was a favourite instrument, and was then at the house of William Scholes, where deceased had been lodging. His sister, however, was in nowise alarmed by this leave-taking, as the like had hap- [happened] pened [opened] before but on coming down stairs at four o'clock the next morning, she found her brother in the kitchen, sitting on a stool and on examination discovered that his throat was cut. A surgeon was sent for, the wound was dressed, and the patient removed to the Infirmary where, on the day before the inquest, he expired. [C] Verdict, Temporary insanity. LEEDS AND THE GREAT EXHIBITION.-The amount of space claimed by parties in the neighbourhood of Leeds is about 9,000 supe [sue feet. Of this, about 5,000 feet are claimed by es who intend exhibiting machinery; and about 3, feet for manufactures. ere is not much demand for space in reference to raw materials and pro- [produce] duce, which is rather remarkable, considering the mines of minerals, coals, &c., in the surrounding neighbourhood. AMERICAN RalLway [Railway] CarRIaGES.-Our [Carriage.-Our] engineers have not yet thought fit to give the American system of i a trial, although they not unworthy of it. For our own part, we are induced to think that it would be a great convenience to be able to stand upright in a carriage when tired of sitting-that we would rather take a cup of coffee, or a chop on the way, than be compelled to leave a half- [half meal] meal at Swindle'em station (whens we have paid at a rate that justifies the present occupant giving 20,000 for the will), or else have to stop at Birmingham an hour, when we don't want to stop at all-that a little arti- [art- artificial] ficial [official] warmth during winter would not be unacceptable in this climate-and that, finally, after enduring all this and much more, it would be a more sensible plan to take our tickets toward the latter end of the journey than to keep us waiting some ten minutes outside the station while that enlivening ceremony is being performed. The complaint of a traveller that the draught is unpleasant in a long undivided carriage would apparently be met by giving each double seat a blind, which might be drawn at plea- [pleasure] sure, but we do not think there is much weight in this objection, or the Americans, who provide iced water in summer, and a place of convenience for the comfort of would not tolerate such an arrangement. -Artrzan. [Artisan] EDINBURGH AND THE EXHIBITION OF 1851.-The [W.-The] list. of intending exhibitors at the Great Industrial Exhibiti [Exhibit] if 1851, was closed on Thursday last, the 31st [st] ult. We mand [and] that not or then 163 individuals in the district, in- [Inn] ng the county and city ot Edinburgh, nti [ni] of East and West Lothian ha nein [nine] lod. [Lord] op wend I e ve sent in filled-up lists of articles intended to be sent. The s required Tor these articles is 10,000 superficial feet. e i i character.-Kdinburgh [character.-Edinburgh] Evening Courant. [Count. much in their THE SunDay [Sunday] Excursion TRAINS.-The directors of the Great Western Railway, in reply to memorials which have been presented to them against the system of running ex- [axe] ae trains on Sundays, state that the trains were estab- [stables- estate] ee mM compliance with a growing requirement by the in- [industrious] ustrious [illustrious] classes for Sunday relaxation, and that the work- [work] ing of the system has tended to prove that they have rather ted a better observance fon [on] a deseoration. [decoration] of the by those who do not wilfully misuse them, Sporting Entelligence. [Intelligence] EPSOM AUTUMN MEETING, 1850. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5. The NORMANTON STAKES of 10 sovs. [Sons] each. Mr. Carew's Cidipus, [Cities] 4 yrs 1 Mr. Saddler's Salute, 3 yrs 2 The BEDDINGTON StakEs [Stakes] of 10 sovs. [Sons] with 100 added, for two old colts and filli [fill] Sir G. Heathcote's b f by Eprius-Dark [Prius-Dark] Susan, 6st [st] VAD [BAD] R. Sherwood 1 Mr. Fletcher's b f St. Hilda, 6st [st] 12Ib [ob .................. 2 Captain Liddell's b f Truth 7st [st] 11b [b] (carried 5lb [lb] extra) 3 The Ersom [Epsom] AUTUMN HanpicaP [Handicap] of 15 sovs. [Sons] each, 10 ft, and 5 only declared, with 200 added. Mr. Drinkald's [Drunkard's] Sauterla [Steel] Coupe, 4 yrs, 6st [st] 8Ib [ob] (Rodney) 1 Mr. Williams' Chief Justice, 3 5st [st] Sib. ............ 2 Sir G. Heathcote's br c by Sir Hercules-Dark Susan 3 yrs, 5st [st] 3lb [lb] 3 The WELTER Stakes HanpicaP [Handicap] of 10 sovs. [Sons] each, with 25 added. Gentlemen Riders. New Derby Course. 11 subs. Mr. Carew's Agis, [Ages] 5 list Captain Little) 1 Lord Strathmore's Magician, 4 t 7b 2 Mr. St. Aubyn's [Urban's] Jessy, 5 yrs, 10st [st] The TWO-YEAR OLD SELLING STaKEs [Stakes] of 5 sovs. [Sons] each, with 25 added. Pee rowers eee [see] meee [mere] eee [see] Mr. Wilkins' Aristos, 8st [st] 2lb [lb] T Lye l Mr. Osbaldeston's Faux Pas, 8st [st] The BENTINCK [INCUMBENT] PLATE of 100 sovs. [Sons] (handicap) One mile. Lord Strathmore's Garforth, 3 yrs, 6st [st] lib (J Smith) 1 Mr. Winch's Impression, 3 yrs, 6st [st] 8lb [lb] 2 The SELLING StakEs [Stakes] of 5 sovs. [Sons] each, and 25 added. One mile. 9 subs. Mr. Death's Lady Frances, 5 yrs 30) 8st [st] ............ 1 Mr. Manning's Elopement, 5 yrs 30) 8st [st] 6lb ..... [lb] 2 WEDNESDAY. The SurRREY [Surrey] Hunt STEEPLE-CHASE. Mr, Mason's Trust-me-not, llst [last] (J. Mason)............ 1 Mr. Carew's Lansquenet, [Consequent] 10st [st] 2 Mr. Allen's Whitley, 3 Epsom AUTUMN STEEPLE-CHASE of 15 sovs. [Sons] each, 10 ft. Mr. Anson s Spring Bok, [Bo] 10st [st] 6Ib [ob] (Oliver)............... 1 Mr. Carew's British Yeoman, 7Ib......... [ob] 2 Mr. Huphius'r [Typhus'r] Guiness, [Guineas] Out 191b ..... -. [b] B Captain Barnett's Sir Peter Laurie, Ist [Its] ..... ... U Mr. Tredgold's [ridiculed's] Maria Day, 10st [st] 8Ib. [ob] .... Free HanpicaP [Handicap] HURDLE Race of 5 sovs. [Sons] each, with 40 added. Mr. Hughes's Miss Collingwood, 10st [st] 11lb [lb] (owner)... 1 Mr. P. ange [age] Bedford, 10st [st] 5Ib........ [ob] 00... 2 Mr. Jarrett's Lady Fordwich, 10st [st] 7Ib [ob] The SCRAMBLE of 3 sovs. [Sons] each with 25 Mr. Land's The Painter, 10st [st] 4Ib [ob] (owner).............-. 1 Mr. Smith's Tamworth, 9st [st] 2 Mr. Carew's Young Lottery, 10st [st] 9b. ................... 3 BETTING AT MANCHESTER, THE Dersy. [Derby] 35 to 1 agst [August] Faugh-a [Laugh-a] Ballagh. 7 1 -- Prime Minister. c. (taken. 13 1 -- Mountain Sylph c. 40 1 -- Lightfoot (tkn.) [tn] 20 1 Teddingto [Didn't] m [in] (tkn.) [tn] Nothing done on the Steeple-chases. 11 to 2 agst [August] Grecian. STER [STEER] CUP, 66 to 1 agst [August] Pitsford 66 to 1 agst [August] Russborough [Restore] 66 1 -- Montague 66 1 -- Damask 66 1 -- The Italian 66 1 -- Rheusus [Rheum] 66 1 -- k 66 1 -- any other 1 agst [August] Lamartin [Martin] 25 tol [to] Newminster [New minster] 25 to e 25 cio [Co] i 40 1 -- Midas TRAFFIC RETURNS. LONDON AND NORTH-WESTERN of traffic for the week ending Nov. 3 - Passengers, parcels, 23,180 7 10 17,422 4 4 1,564 8 11 Total 42,167 1 1 Corresponding week last year............. 40,165 8 2 Note.-The returns as published are exclusive of the traffic of the Huddersfield Canal and Shropshire Union, North Union, Preston and Wyre, South Junction, Man- [Manchester] chester and Buxton, and Buckinghamshire Railways, and of the proportion of traffic deducted under agreement with the North Staffordshire Company. LANCASHIRE AND Y RKSHIRE [Y YORKSHIRE] RaILway.-(260 [Railway.-(W] miles open,)-Traffic for week ending Nov. 8 ...... 14,624 17 9 Corresponding week in the last year, (2013 [W] Miles Open) 11,618 13 9 Crvic [Civic] Festivities On Thursday evening last Mr. Hindley, M.P. for Ashton, entertained the mayor and cor- [corporation] poration [portion] to dinner at his residence, Dukinfield when nearly the whole of the council were present. Among the ests [sets] assembled, in addition to the corporate body, were Nir. [Sir] Joseph Brotherton, M.P. for Salford Alderman Sir Elkanah Armitage, of Manchester; William Jones, Esq., mayor of Oldham W. H. Sutcliffe, Esq. C. F. Hindley, Esq. James Ogden, jun., Esq. and H. Garside, Esq., town clerk. During the evening the following toasts were drunk The Queen, Prince Albert, and all the mem- [men- members] bers [bees] of the royal family Our Native Land, The Corporation of Ashton-under-Lyne-its members, coupled with the name of the mayor, W. Heginbotiom, [Heginbottom] Esq. ; The health of Mr. Hindley, The Mayor and Corpora- [Corporation] tion [ion] of Oldham, &e. The North of Scotland Bank and the Edinburgh and Glasgow Bank have both recently reported the state of their affairs to their shareholders, consequent upon the railway and others disasters of 1847. The North of Scot- [Scotland] land Bank shows a loss of two-thirds of their capital, and their shares are to be reduced to one-half, and to represent for the future capital ot only 190,000. The Edinburgh and Glasgow Bank state that, in addition to their reserved fund, they have lost 140,000 of their capital. We are glad to learn that the statement made by the Church and State Gazette and the Record, of the Rev. W. H. Anderdon [Anderson] having joined the Church of Rome, is untrue. The Rev. Gentleman has resivned [resigned] his living, and is going abroad as chaplain to a nobleman but we are assured that he has no intention of forsaking the cummunion [communion] of the Church of England.-Ozford [England.-Oxford] Herald. CaMBRIDGF [Cambridge] HovusE.-The [House.-The] effects of her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge have been removed from this residence to Kew Cottage, where the Duchess and the Princess Mary are now staying, and where it is understood the Duchess intends permanently to reside. Cambri [Cambridge] House, it is understood, will be either given up to the Marquis Cholmondeley or the ground landlord, Sir Richard Sutton. New TERMS FOR THE LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE FirtHs.-The [Firth.-The] new terms of the Fifths are now pretty gene- [generally] rally understood, viz. that 9 of the 10 paid shall be made stock, the 1 being annihilated, and the 10 uncalled re- [receive] ceive [receive] a tee of 4 per cent until the ordinary shares pay 4 per cent and then to become stock. These are, with one exception, exactly in principle the terms we have all along recommended for them. e recommended that the paid-up capital should be treated as stock, and a mode- [moderate] rate guarantee given for the unpaid portion. This is now adopted but whether it will be carried out remains to be seen; sO many circumstances may disturb it. We confess we are averse to the principle of thus wiping away capital actually paid up. It is a species of repudiation English men naturally shrink from. Here the fifth shareholders have, from time to time, paid the call which the directors made upon them, in the faith that their money would be duly accounted for. Instead of this 1 out of 10 thus paid fis struck off, and considered as not paid. This is 10 per 'cent of the capital. The capital paid up is about 1,200,000. Therefore the sum to be written off and anni- [ann- annihilated] hilated [halted] is about 120,000. 120,000 actually paid is, by an after stroke of the fpen, [open] to be treated as not paid; as nothing, nominally as well as We would much lower terms given for the unpaid portion. say a guarantee of 33 to 3 per cent instead of 4 per cent. Herapath's [Rather's] ournal. [journal] THE ONE HunpDRED [Hundred] GUINEa [Guinea] DisH [Fish] aT THE RECENT YoRK [York] BaNQUET.-This [Banquet.-This] phenomenon of gastronomy, which has yet never been known in the annals ot cookery, was placed before His Royal Highness Prince Albert, the Lord Mayor of York, and the Lord Mayor of London, on the royal table, at the Grand civic banquet, given in the Guildhall of the city of York, on the 25th October, 1850, containing a small portion of the following articles, viz. - 5 Turtle heads, part of fins, and green fat............ 24 Capone, the two small noiz [noise] (nuts) from each side of the middle of the back only used, being the most delicate parts of every bird..................... 18 Turkeys, the same....... 18 Poulardes, [Plates] the same.. 16 Fowls, the same....... 10 20 Pheasants, noix [Nix] only 45 Partridges, the same 6 Plovers, whole bet bt one een [en] cee [see] ene need eet [et] 3 Dozen Quails, whole .... 100 Snipes, noiz [noise] only.......... 3 Dozen Pigeons, noix [Nix] only 6 Dozen Larks, stuffed....... Ortolans [Orleans] from The gurniture, [furniture] consistipg [consisting] of cockscombs, trufles, [rifles] mushrooms, crawfish, olives, American aspa- [asa- asparagus] ragus, [Argus] croustades [crusades] paste crust sweetbreads, quenelles de volaiile [volatile] strips or steaks of fowl , green mangoes, and NEW he COUrFOOOONSUMIN [Consuming] OO ard [ad] WwW [WW] tow 105 5 The way M. Soyer [Boyer] accounts for the extravagance of this dish is, that if an epicure were to order this dish only, he would be obliged to provide the whole of the above-men- [mentioned] tioned [toned] articles. THE Roman CaTHOLIc [Catholic] SECEDERS FROM THE CHURCH.- [CHURCH] We last week stated that the Rev. Henry Wilberforce was reported as bent on the retention of his living at East Far- [Farleigh] leigh, [Leigh] until fairly dislodged. It has since been communi- [common- communicated] cated [acted] to us on authority, that the Rev. John H. Wynne, fellow of All Souls' College, Oxford-who set Mr. Wilberforce the example of secession some months ago, and who is now wet UNS [US] ee ve the ad- [advice] vice of the propagan [pro pagan eclined [declined] resigning his fellowship at All Souls', obtained by him as it was om the faith of Pro- [Protestant] testant [distant] oaths and subscriptions. Mr. Wynne maintains that as All Souls' was a popish foundation, he is the kind of person whom the founder would have chosen to share his mevolence, [benevolence] and whom the statutes of the college contem- [cont- contemplate] plate.-Christian [Christian] Times. FaTaL [Fatal] at HEBDEN Sa -On Friday Morning a heavy luggage train, consisting of seventy wag- [wages] ms, drawn by twe [we] engines, left Manchester ex route ter [te] ull, [ll] and a little way behind it a lighter train followed with for In consequence of one of the engines be- [belonging] longing to the Hull train getting disabled, the train, con- [contrary] trary [Tracy] to its usual practice, stopped at Hebden Bridge. The Leeds train soon after came up, and although warned of the stoppage, could not draw up in time to save a colli- [coll- collision] sion. The driver of the Leeds train jumped off his platform and fell with his legs across the died in a few hours. Sev [Se] were smashed by the collision which Seen with the up for five the passing over it and inflicting such injuries that the untertnncke [undertake] man H UDDERSFIELD, [HUDDERSFIELD] Toman [Roman] Sooo. [Soon] MBER [AMBER] 5, In the market of to-day, business has as oflate. [flat] The few purchasers who very liberal with their orders, either w; or variety. The business done har hae [he] plaids, and large checks and stripes. and ea lam little or nothing doing in the wool marke, [mark, Dem BRADFORD MaRKET, [Market] Wednesday w evident slackening in the demand for af a. Wo tho consumo, [Commons] who are Seng [Sen] cma [cam] a ers, [es] who are usi [us] is course of things must continue You oe wad trade is most out of joint. This brane [bran] offered are so fearfully low that allow; the stand is the only alternative. wing Hattrax, [Hatter] Saturday, Nov. 2.-The Principal our Piece Hall to-day has been for fine quality. Other descriptions of Worsted apo ot low sought after. There is no change in the yan ' struggle between the merchants and the swe [we] market ing, and the trade being, on that aceount. [account] 5 ysed [used] condition. Scarcely so much weal. ' ds, and the staplers are firm holders at ld Range Monday, Nov. 4.-There has Takes, ably fair demand for flannels to-day, at CER [ER] 2 olen. [lone] same as those of last week. We hava [have] had MU he for wools of a low quality-say those 'anv [an] a May 1s, per lb., which are rather searce [scarce] at the Former prices have been fully maintained. MACCLESFIELD, Tuesday, Nov. 5, w. ; feature to note in - facturers [manufacturers] comp ining, [dining] whilst a continue out of employment, and fea [fe] streets. In fact, Fe iow [ow] ea we seen mercers, in London and elsewhere, are deter, alk [all] bare of stock. The throwing mills are sq 2 eo although the prices of raw and thrown sik [si] ure, [re] nearly net. This state of thi [the] tonnes, ha 3 long continue, and must i ; hacbontens [cabinets] ea hig [hi] thrown fad cither [either] on the man weavers to work or in the mills bei [be] stopmed [stopped] upon short time; for although there has been Rea oe for some common descriptions of thrown for the tad this will not be sufficient to keep the time, unless more is doing in our own marker tl silk market remains very firm. Se State OF TRADE IN MANCHESTER, Thesday [Tuesday] - We have had a full market here ia Mow. 5 for both cloth and yarn, but particularly 1. which are scarce indeed stocks generally are oT LIVERPOOL CoTTON [Cotton] MARKET.-Tuesday The cotton market has been rather langnid [landing] sines 2. last, and the advices [advice] by the American given no stimulus, some holders have become move of realizing. Under these circumstances, -h, American descriptions are nearly 4d. per). low. than the of last week. azil [ail] cotton . updn [upon] more favourably b ulators, [alters] and che o-,. tinue [tine] without change. The. meet - are 17,000 bags, which include 2,400 bags Sr. and export. D 5 attended hava [have] noe [one] sm . Novemier [November] Cotton wiked [wicked] WOOL MARKETS. BRITISH. LIvERPOOL, [Liverpool] Nov. 2.-Seoteh [2.-Site There continues very little doing in laid Highland wool, manne, [manner] complain that present prices are too high. Whe [The] 3 ery [very] pnquired [required] for. Crossed and cheviot woui [would] continnes [contains] oo. x . Laid Highland Wool, per 24lb [lb] 20... 9 White Highland ditto 220.000.0000... Ik 3 Laid Crossed ditto ... unwashed. 1) GT 5 Ditto ditto .....washed... 11 3) Laid Cheviot ditto ... unwashed 1 4 Ditto ditto ...... washed... 15 F 3 White Cheviot ditto ...... ditto .... 7) 5 Imports for the week...........0000000.... [week...........W] 5285 Previously this year ............. tue aa Foreign There continues to be a good trade Lemage [League] for our recent imports, at full rates. Imports for the week..................... 3928 dacs [sacs] Previously this year wet FOREIGN. LonpDon, [London] Nov. 4.- The imports of wool 'nw awe last week were small, comprising 41 bales wm (e-naar, [e-near] 941 from Turkey, 200 from Bombay, 113 trom [from] che Good Hope, and 73 from Spain. The marker s -uher [her] quiet at present. WAKEFIELD CorN [Corn] EXCHANGE, November 2, -The -nppir [Napier] of wheat this week is large, with a fhir [fair] quantity of ul icher [richer] articles in the trade. The same dulness [dullness] prevuls [prevails] 1 -he wheat trade as noted last Friday the finest iesermaons [sermons] sell only in retail, at prices rather in favour of che whilst inferior qualities are almost negleeted. [neglected] Fine vanes is steady in value. aan [an] sale. Oazs [Oats] and sheilinc [shilling] ue in good request, and each the umn [um] the past week Wheat, 16,323 gqrs. [gars] barley, 3,525 331; beans, 1,231; peas, 436; rapeseed, 330 [W -aeling [feeling] 670 ids. , LIVERPOOL CORN MaRKE&T, [Mark&T] Tuesday, November J. -The arrivals of wheat from the Continent of Europe we cus [us] liberal, and of flour from America large. The tule [rule] n articles has been dull since Tuesday last, wd shar [share] ays [as] prices barely supported. Oats and oatmeal wid [id] x Ti rices. Indian corn was rather lower. At this jay's mar et a fair amount of business was done in wheat, at 2 -edue [due] tion [ion] of 1d. per bushel on the rates of this day seongan [songs] American flour sold at from 18s. to 19s. tit. per Sarre 'or sour; 20s. 6d to 22s. 6d. per barrel for sweet Canal, as in quality and from 23s. 6d. for Balnmors [Balms] to 24s. per barrel for Ohio. Oats and oatmeal for an advance, but this checked sales and when was done it was at late prices. Indian corn met 2 2 little enquiry, and was 6d. per quarter cheaper. Lonpbon [London] Corn Market, Wednesday, Nor. 7 English steady at Monday's rates. Foreign taken at our previous quotations. Floating cargoes is [C] even have changed hands off the coast at about Is. per ust [st] the currency of last week, and buyers thereas [there] or Dre. [Dr] Less pressure and more tone than on Monday. Duan [Dean] Corn-Almost all the cargoes at Queenstown were Uspusett [Upset] of previous to arrival. This article very scarce wu uy & dear. Barley, rye, and malt, as last notei, [not] Pm at beans unchanged in value. Oats are im [in] 'air rally, except new white Irish, which do not ini [in] and are most difficult of disposal on fir cerms [terms] tionate [attention] with Irish currency. HULL Corn Market, Tuesday, November market was fairly supplied with farmers' wheat, 'Wau [Was] nee a free sale at fully last week's prices. A your iemana [oman] OF spring corn. LEEDS.-Tuesday, November 5. We have ui om markets in the Cloth Halls since our last report. st demand for mohair and heavy goods is at presen' [present] 7 brisk and, in consequence, prices have ie vanced. [advanced] There is a good average business Wily 4 warehouses and stocks, both with merchants aii [ai] ual [al] facturers, [manufacturers] continue light. CoRN [Corn] Marker, vember [member] 5.-With fair deliveries, beth coastwse [coasts] country, the trade ruled heavy, and it was omy [my] 2 criptions [eruptions] of wheat that former rates were wall Inferior sorts were offered at less prices, withun' [with] ing attention. Flour brought Saturday's terms. only dull, but not lower. In the price of other change. LeEps [Lees] Corn Tuesday, November 5 # are well supplied with grain. The wheat 'ule [le] and we cannot note any increase in business. fii fi] prices are without change from Friday. Barley ssl ss] Beans go off slowly. Oats as dear. Other umm [mm] [C] before.- [before] Arrivals Wheat, 7,498 barley, 1815. vs. 3 rather see the capital paid up retained intact, and some beans, 1,006 2 So COURT OF BANKRUPTCY FOR THE LEEDS DISTRICT. BUSINESS DURING THE ENSUING WEES (Before Mr. Commissioner Ayrton. ) MonpayY, [Monday] NOVEMBER II. sa T. H. Capes, Redness, attorney-at-law audio wt dend, [end] and of debts, at Le o'elock.-L. [o'lock.-L] York, wholesale d ist [its] dividend and proof of leos [les] 12 o'clock.-W. Spring Meadow, audit at 1 o'clock. TUESDay, [Tuesday] NovEMBER [November] 12. R. Britton, Bradford, dividend and 1 debts, at 11 o'clock. J. y, Dewsbury, corm teaser certificate at 11 o'clock.-N. G. Bond, Huddersteis. [Huddersfield] seller dividend and proof of debts, at 12 -10 - Robinson, Spring Mealow, [Mellow] merchant dividend au 2 of debts, at 1 o'clock. WEDNESDAY, NovEMBER [November] 13 At the Town Hall, Kingston-upon- [upon hull] Hull. John Stock, Hull, wine and spirit merchant amination, [examination] and proof of debts, at a M'Gibbon and Galbreath, [Galbraith] Hull, merchants, Zc. half-past 12 o'clock.-W. Rawson, Market Raises. and seed merchant; audit at half-past 12 eet [et] Thorpe, Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincoln, ' half-past 12 o'clock. ; sue .-On Tuesday ast [at] Lync# [Lyne] Law IN NEWCASTLE wo tae [tea] Bowe at ot maker of the name of Tweedy was committe [committee] of Correction for one month, for starving bs to such an extent as to reduce them to mere [C ig The stepmother of the children, who was also 1, was discharged, there being no law to reach her ie was not to escape punishment, for on eons [Sons] court, her neighbours, who had assembled in . plowed [lowed] to testify their abhorrence of her inhuman com noir her through the streets, and hands, chastised her most severely. the door of her house was broken open, ole for the expeditious arrival of a body of po oi would have been destroyed, and her life placet [place] 0 cine . She was carried away through the oe ore ae police, who sought out a hiding-place for hye he] still concealed. Her house is locked up, and Lomion [Lotion] 22 as soon expect to hear of Hayt [Hat] u's revisiting ee the return of the Tweedys [Tweeds] ta Piper's-entry, - Newcastle Guardian. A Most Mrracuzous [Miraculous] Cure or 4 Bad Be [C] is Years' Duration, BY HoLLowarY's [Holloway's] OLsTMEST [Oldest] ed a Mr. Barker, of 5, Gresham-place, Drypel, [Triple] laa [la] eighteen, had a breaking out on one ultimately formed into an ulcerous sore, nae severity until he was eighty years old, when [C] Bing im [in] away his power of walking At last, after 5 vain for many years, he recourse to Hollow ass brated [rated] Ointment and Pills, and these invaluab [invaluable anadiel [Daniel] have cured him so completely that he 5 walk as well as most men of fifty years of 96 Garunpay, [Grundy] NovempeEn [November] 9, 1350.