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THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1850. 7 SERIAL PARLIAMENT. 1 OF LORDS. Friday, August 2. XHIBITION [EXHIBITION] IN HYDE PARK. PROPOSED td if it were true that the road pord [Lord] BRO ee park corner to Kensington was to be ding from ivy granite blocks for the purposes of the Jean d with Fu. noble lord also commented on the iia [ia] ttorney-General [Attorney-General] respecting the proposed of to et the building in Hyde-park, and declared ae edents [events] were followed up the constitutional his country might become, by the assistance sovereign mey-General, [may-General] the most absolute monarch in of the . wpe [we] oppor [upper] (WILDE), said he had refrained B Lord aS nine pafure-the [pasture-the] subject not being pro- [pro from] from stating the house, but intimated that if his learned veal a 've the house a legitimate opportunity for a bead woul [would] subject he (the Lord Chancellor) would jevate [elevate] OF t e that the answer of the Attorney- [Antagonistic] gndertake [undertake] sn every respect a legaland [legal and] substantial answer. Generar [General] 'am insisted that he had been perfectly in ore er. ANSDOWNE [LANSDOWNE] thought Lord Brougham a oa he had said respecting the Attorney- [Attorney out] out of to the question about paving the road, such general. AS templated, but the contractors had OV con was never ae ince's- q step ron [on] to pave the way from the Prince's-gate to the , park. . in the pars and some other peers were appointed ord conference between the two houses on the t0 oot [not] Extension Bill. Count caVINGS [Savings] EFFECTED IN THE CIVIL LIST. said that he wished to see an exact he savings which had been effected in the civil could be less disposed to overthrow the oe with the Crown, but at the same time there gbiection [junction] to the production of the papers for about to move. By the revenue returns it he that upwards of 148,000 had been saved in the appewe [app ewe] in the year 1849, and he wanted to know the list departments in which that saving had been different The noble lord then entered into various details effect with his motion, and concluded by stating that ecte [act] had no objection to withdraw it for the present thong should be prepared to renew it at an early period ' ANSDOWNE [LANSDOWNE] objected altogether to the The Marg ore lord be considered that any motion nnected [connected] with the arrangement of the civil list return CO violation of a compact entered into between and parliament. Considering the temper of 'mes, be Was prepared to resist the least infringe- [infringe] om that compact. If any application for assistance to ment [men] 3 were made to parliament it would be time the oh to enquire into the way in which the sums granted enough ist [its] had been spent, but no such application had by that de by her Majesty, and there would be as much in- [been] been me in instituting any enquiry on the subject as there be in calling upon any private gentleman for an wo tof [of] the way in which he spent his income. - and BrovcHaM [Brougham] explained that in framing his motion fn wished to avoid all indecorous investigations. - he ne Duke of WELLINGTON was averse to any enquiry as ae wav [was] in which the money allotted to the several a cos in the civil list had been spent. He could bear Car nony [non] to the great generosity evinced by her Majesty nee occasions, and had often objected that sufficient Oo had not been made for the demands on the bounty ofthe [of the] MONTEAGLE [EAGLETON] expressed his regret that the present should have been made. This was the first time it entered into any one's head to inquire into the expenditure of the Civil List, and for his part he had always thought that the arrangement entered into in this matter petween [between] the Crown and Parliament was final. Having had the honour to serve under two successive Sovereigns he was happy to state that no persons ever felt greater alarm at theidea [the idea] of incurring debt, or a firmer determination to live independently within the income assigned to them than the jate [ate] King and her present Majesty. Lord BRoUGHAM [Brougham] thouzht [thought] that his old Whig friends had mightily changed since they had tasted the sweets of office. He recollected the time when in the House of Commons he made motions for inquiry into the revenues of the crown, for which his friends who now displayed such extreme sensi- [sense- sensitiveness] tiveness [divines] voted without a word of objection. 'Afier [After] some further discussion the motion was withdrawn. (On the motion of Lord GRANVILLE the Mercantile Marine Bill was read a second time and ordered to be referred to a sclect [select] committee. . Their Lordships then adjourned. Monday, August 5. Qn Menday [Monday] night the Royal assent was given, by com- [commission] quission, [mission] toa [to] great many bills. STEAM COMMUNICATION TO AUSTRALIA, Ear TALBuT [Talbot] presented two petitions in favour of steam communication with the Australian colonies, and strongly urged upon the Government the necessity of carrying out tle [te] recommendation of the committee which had been appointed to consider the subject in 1846. Earl Grey replied, that the Government were fully sensible of the advantages to be derived from steam com- [communication] munication [communication] with Australia. Up to the present time, how- [however] ever, objections had been raised by the East India Com- [Company] pany [any] to one of the proposed routes, though he hoped the ihe [the] time was not fur distant when those objections would be ranoved. [Hanover] ; Lord BkouGHAM [Brougham] complained of a misrepresentation of one of his speeches which had appeared in a Sunday paper. On the consideration of the Commons' amendments to the County Courts Extension Bill, Lord BrovcuamM [Brougham] drew attention to the 17th clause, which gave power to take possession of the town-halls for the purpose of the County Courts, and Lord REDESDALE moved that that clause be notagreed [not agreed] to. After a brief conversation the house divided, when there appeared,-content (for the clause), 13; not content, 11; majority-2. The other bills on the table were forwarded a stage, and the house adjourned. HE Grom [From] Lord gccout [gout] jst. [just] ze ain [in] ma motion had ever Tuesday, August 6. THE DAILY NEWS AND LORD BROUGHAM. Lord Brovcenam [Braves] called the attention of their lordships ta violent and slanderous attack which had been made upon hin [in] in the Laily [Daily] News, with reference to the manner in which he had laboured to reduce the arrears of judicial business before the house. In an article in the paper in question he was accused, amongst other things, of knock- [knocking] ing off the causes with undue haste, and it was asserted that a remonstrance had been presented to the Lord Chan- [Chancellor] cellor [Mellor] against his (Lord Brougham's) sitting to hear appeals. The whole article manifested the grossest ignorance, com- [combined] bined [lined] with falsehood and malignity, and such an assault upon the administration of Justice in the Court of Queen's euch [such] or the other courts of law would have been con- [considered] sidered [resided] a high contempt, and have called down on those Who perpetrated it condign punishment. The Lord CHANCELLOR expressed his regret that such at attack should have been made upon his noble and teamed friend, whose exertions to reduce the accumulation arrears in the judicial business before the house had con- [concurred] 'ured [red] the greatest obligations on the public and the house. No remonstrance had been made to him on the subject, and Such au attack could only be ascribed to the malevolence of 4 personal enemy. . The Duke of also bore testimony to the services of Lord Brougham, and expressed his disap- [dis- distribution] vrobation [probation] of the foul libels in question. The Maryuis [Marquis] of LaNspoWNE [Lansdowne] concurred in what had fallen om the two last speakers. The subject then dropped. PARLIAMENTARY VOTERS (IRELAND) BILL. The Marquis of LansDOWNE [London] moved the adoption of the minons' missions] amendment in the Parliamentary Voters (Ire- [Ired] Bill, the most important of which was the insertion of i 12 qualification instead of the 8 substituted by their Srdshivs [Hardships] for the 15 qualification in the bill as it originally Cane up from the Commons. ord STANLEY, in a speech of considerable length, stated all to the amendments, and, in particular, Clause Upon the house to reject the 12 qualification Some observations from the Marquis of CLANRI- [CLARA- Clanricarde] divi [div] de i support of the amendments, their lordships ed on Lord Stanley's motion, when the numbers were Pr ntent. [tent] Present, 62; proxies, 52-114. [52-W] Not Content. gone 56 proxies, 70-126. [70-W] Majority in favour of the 12 franchise 1 whole of the Commons' amendments were ultimately and their lordships adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Friday, August 2. Atay [At] THE CASE OF BARON DE ROTHSCHILD. ' Morning siti [sit] tice [ice] that he i ng sitting, Mr. HUME gave no ofan [fan] on Monday an amendment on the resolutions vet oe the Attorney-General had given notice, to the that as the Baron de Rothschild had taken, in the men binding on his conscience, the three parlia- [Parliament- Parliament] ae he could be liable to no other than the the her penalties recoverable in a court ot law and that Gath vx Would next session take into consideration the abjur [about adininistered [administered] to members, more especially the oath of on, with the view of making all the oaths more stent wit or their changes that had taken place since c . HIME [HOME] AND OUTRAGE ACT (IRELAND) CONTINUANCE BILL. the ord d er for the second reading of the Crime an from Act (Ireland) Continuance Bill, brought down ithe [the] House of Lords, in it whi [who] J. O Conne [O Conn] suggested that there were clauses being of ch rendered it a money bill, and the SPEAKER the house that it did entrench upon the privileges of Motion of Lord J. RUSSELL, the order was dis- [sweet] weet. [West] hew bil' [bill] SOMERVILLE then moved for leave to bring in a Cou [Co] as navel DUNNE trusted that the bill, which he thought Period, for, would be continued for a very limited M s ion, tha [that] RAWFORD [AFFORD] moved, as an amendment, a resolu- [resolute- resoluteness] Werary [Weary] la distressed people of Ircland [Ireland] have borne their it sufferings with submission to the laws, and whil [while] just to renew measures of unconstitutional the relatig [relating] [C] the redress of grievances connected with The amen, of landlord and tenant have been neglected. -N Was seconded by Mr. REYNOLDS. landlord and R deeply lamented that the settlement of the eS question-one of great practical diffi- [diff- defied] rd yed. [yes] bl noe [one] ae considered the ground upon which this a Outrage ee untenable-namely, that use crime the been into order and tranquillity, Were giver, which, without abusing the as Utterly He bill, had accomplished this change, patent that serving of confidence. He was, however, the act sh, of should be continued only until the meat December, 1851, and the next session of parlia- [Parliament- Parliament] -M.J, [J] of the pat 0' ConxELL [Connell] would not o the introduction ited [tied] of ae its operation had oan [on] Eimited [Limited] to two years m9 but ea not dissent from the resolu- [resolute- resolute] ur oved [over] by itr [it] One . i that no case had been out for the Mr, Mon' should pose ite [it] introduction. moved that the debate be adjourned, and after a long, desultory, and somewhat discussion, at a et to the motion, Lord J. Russell gave ; acon [con] th eba [ea] stowed until after the other In the evening, the h oe supply upon the' pene [pen] went again into committee of mons, gave rise toa [to] CUFFE-STREET [COFFEE-STREET] DUBLIN SAVINGS' BANK. é a donned discussion arose likewise upon a vote of ert [et] or the unfortunate depositors in the Cuffe-street [Coffee-street] ub Savings-bank, their aggregate loss being 64,000. tabt [tat] 4 A wished to know whether this was a chari- [chair- charier] er 1 cane tion [ion] or sre [are] discharge of a legal claim; in the pound a jon [on] it derogatory to the country to com- [come] The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER replied i that charitable donation towards mitigating the loss of the de. rs, Mr. J. A. Smita, [Smith] the chairman of the select i gave a history of the defalcations of the bank, end ene the case of the Cuffe-street [Coffee-street] bank from the cases of the ralee [alee] and Killarney banks, observed that though ne. de aes in Hs sores had no legal or equitable claim e ey a strong title to its sympathy and ir J. GRAHAM said, the vote could not under any cir- [cite] He tances [stances] he ait [at] wos [wis] either too much or too Tittle. mended, as the eviden [evidence] i i vote should be with withdrawn. Se was that the The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER replied, and, upon a division, the vote was carried by 118 to 39. e CHAIRMAN then reported progress. The house having resolved into a Committee of Ways and Means, certain resolutions were agreed to. Various bil s [bill s] were advanced a stage some were with- [withdrawn] drawn, and the remaining business having been disposed of, the house adjourned at half-past one o'clock. Monday, Aug. 5. THE CASE OF BARON DE ROTHSCHILD. The Clerk havin [having] first read the record in the votes of what occurred in the house when Baron de Rothschild took the oaths at the table, The ATTORNEY-GENERAL moved the resolutions of which he had given notice, first, that the Baron de Rothschild is not entitled to vote in that house, or to sit in that house during any debate, unt'l [nut'l] he shall take the oath of abjura- [Jura- abjuration] tion [ion] in the form appointed by law; and, secondly, that the house will, next session, take into consideration the form of that oath, with a view to relieve her Majesty's subjects professing the Jewish religion. There were three incidents of the oath in question; first, its effect and substance; second, the form of words; third, the manner in which it was taken. The house had determined that a member might take the oath in the manner most binding upon his conscience, and that the substance of the oath could not be varied. The question was, whether the form of words could be varied, or any portion of the oath omitted, to satisfy scruples of conscience. He contended that this could not be done; that the baron had not taken the oath in the form required, and that by the Ist [Its] of George L, 13, he could not sit in that house until he had done so. Then the question came, what was to be done He did not consider that the seat was by any means vacant; the baron had still a right, if his conscience permitted, to take the oath; he could not sit or vote, but there was no power in the house to declare the seat vacant, and to order a new writ. He should not discuss ihe [the] whether the uniary [unwary] ties im [in] y the 13th and 14th of William noo [no] in see not he inclined to think the penalties were cumulative but tg be incurred by is to sit or vote. e Baron had not re- [refused] fused to take the oath still less had he presumed to sit and vote. The case, therefore, stood thus -By the law as it existed, here was a gentleman of the Jewish persuasion elected a member of that house, who could not sit or vote until he had taken the oath of abjuration in a form in which no conscientious Jew could take it yet, nevertheless, the seat was not vacant, nor was there any legitimate power in that house to declare it vacant or to issue a new writ. Thus, by an idle form of words, never intended to exclude Jews, this gentleman was prevented from taking his seat, and his constituents had not the benefit of his services in parliament. Such was the preposterous state of the law, and it was incumbent upon the house, at the very earliest opportunity next session, to alter so monstrous a state of things. After referring to Mr. Hume's amendments, the Attorney-General pointed out the objections to other courses of proceeding-such as by bill of indemnity, which would be doing by a side-wind and a subterfuge what should be done, if at all, fairly and directly, and concluded by complimenting the Baron de Rothschild upon the pro- [propriety] priety, [pretty] firmness, and moderation which had marked his conduct in the difficult and peculiar circumstances in which he was L Mr. uu, after denouncing the monstrous and absurd state of the law, as confessed by the Attorney-General, ac- [accused] cused [used] that learned gentleman of omitting to state that par- [parliament] liament [Parliament] had, by the later acts of 10th George L., c. 4, and 13th of George I., c. 7, provided the alterations required in such a case as this, and that Lord Denman's act of 1846 had annihilated every vestige of doubt, and settled the question. He, therefore, for himself individually, denied that ary [art] doubt existed but, if there were doubts, the house should not, he thought, in this absurd state of things, pre- [prejudge] judge the question, as the Attorney-General's resolution did, by declaring that the Baron was not entitled to sit and vote. Mr. Hume moved as an amendment the following resolutions That the clerk having, as directed by the house, administered the oaths to Baron de Rothschild upon the Old Testament, being the form he declared most bind- [binding] ing upon his conscience, and the Baron having so sworn to the oath of abjuration, with the omission of the words 'upon the true faith of a Christian,' and doubts having arisen as to the legal effect of his so taking the oath, it is expedient next session that a law should be introduced to declare the law, and that the house will then take into con- [consideration] sideration [side ration] the subject of the oaths in referencetothechanges since their enactment. . Mr. ANSTEY supported the amendment, though he did not think any doubts really existed. Mr. DisRAELI [Disraeli] said, as the question had been one of a strictly legal character, he had refrained from taking part in the debate, but the resolutions of that day departed from that limited character they had two aspects, one of law, another of policy. He asked the house whether the position in which it was placed, relatively to that of Baron Rothschild, was the consequence of following a constitu- [constitution- constitutional] tional [national] course, or of deviating from such a course and, having vindicated the House of Lords from certain accu- [ac- accusations] sations, [stations] he complained of the bill having been delayed and abandoned, instead of being sent up to the House of Lords for their opinion after the re-election of the Baron de Roths- [Roth- Rothschild] child. If any one, therefore, was to blame for the present position of the house, it was thegovernment. [the government] Heshould [He should] leave the law as he found it and, if a change was necessary, let it be made in a constitutional manner. The removal of the remaining disabilities of the Jews had received his unvary- [unwary- unvarying] ing support, and he hoped that full and complete justice would speedily be done to the descendants of a race acknow- [acne- acknowledged] ledged [ledge] to be sacred, and who professed a religion admitted to be divine. Sir R. NGLIs [Nails] said the house was asked to commit itself to a course which would hazard some of the dearest privi- [privy- privileges] leges [Lees] of the country, and sacrifice that which for a thousand years had distinguished the character of this nation, whose legislation had always been conducted under a Christian sanction. Mr. RoEBUCK [Roebuck] complained of the conduct of the govern- [government] ment [men] with reference to this question, and of the abandon- [abandonment] ment [men] of the bill, which ought to have been propounded long ago; but the noble lord had caught at every expe- [exe- expedient] dient [diet] to evade the difficulty, until the house grew tired of legislation. He then discussed the general policy of par- [parliamentary] liamentary [Parliamentary] oaths, and observed that this oath, which had not been framed for Jews, could be pressed against them now only for the purpose of exclusion, and, if so, it should be done at once, by a resolution that J ews [es] should not be admitted into that house, grappling with the question like an honest legislature. The course proposed by the Attor- [Actor- Attorney] ney-General [ne-General -General] was not generous, safe, or candid he had no right to take upon himself to say what was the law; the course was not only impolitic but unjust. . Mr. REYNOLDS opposed the original resolutions. Mr. Woop [Wool] observed that his argument, that the oath was divisible into two parts-what was sworn to and what was sworn by-and that Quakers had been suffered to affirm what the baron had sworn to-had not been answered. As to precedents, there was not one against the admission of the baron, whilst there was a direct precedent in its favour, in the case of Mr. Pease, which had been managed by Mr. Wynn, who had authorised him to say that he was satisfied he had been right, and that it was illness alone that pre- [prevented] vented him from coming down to the house to support his (Mr. Wood's) motion. . The SOLICITOR-GENERAL said, no man would feel deeper gratification than he, could the baron take his seat but he was bound to act according to his conscientious eanviction, [conviction] d it was impossible for him to come to any other conclu- [conclusion- conclusion] sion than that the words which formed the obstacle to the baron's taking his seat were substantially a part of the oath. In Mr. Pease's case the circumstances were different the decision of the house in that case proceeded upon acts which had been passed with reference to Quakers, bstituting [substituting] affirmation for swearing. . or. BRIGHT contended that the whole argument against the admission of Jews, deduced from Mr. Pease's case, had no foundation. In the oath administered to Mr. Pease words were omitted, besides upon the true faith of a Christian, which were of the substance of the oath. Mr. GoULBURN [Golden] observed, that the words so omitted were excluded by the first act which passed, substituting affirm- [affirming] ion for swearing. atthe [Arthur] house then divided, when Mr. Hume's amendment was negatived by 163 to 101. The first resolution of the Attorney-General was affirmed by 166 to 92, and the second by 14240106. . . (he morning sitting did not terminate until a quarter after five o'clock. STAMP DUTIES BILL. At the evening sitting, which commenced at seven o'clock, the house want into committee on the Stamp Duties Bill, nm 2 wiThe [with] CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER introduced various modifications, and stated the probable result of them and of his reductions of duties upon the next year's revenue. DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE'S ANNUITY BILL. This bill having been reported, the house returned into committee on the Customs Bill, and afterwards on the Marlborough House Bill, which were severally reported. On the third reading of the Duke of Cambridge's &c. A TOME prefacing his motion with some inted [United] re- [remarks] marks upon the large sums absorbed by the Civil List, pen- [pensions] sions, [Sons] &&., moved that the annuity of the duke should be 8,000 instead of 12,000. SIBTHORP [THORPE] supported the bill as it stood, and upon division, the amendment was negatived by 111 oe Bricut [Brit] then moved an amendment to reduce the amount of the annuity in proportion to any accession of income which the duke might receive from public sources ; applying to him the same principle which is applied to official salaries.. . Lord J. RUSSELL objected, on the ground that it was most inexpedient to say that whatever services, military or otherwise, the duke might render, he should receive no additional income in o il en he should not ren- [en- render] der any such services to the country. . Upon a division this amendment was rejected by 108 to . The bill was then . 8 ha Public Health Bill and the Tenant Right (Ireland) Bill were wn. Other bills were advanced a stage, and the other business having been disposed of, the house adi [aid] uarter [quarter] past one ft, the house adjourned at a q Tuesday, August 6. CRIME AND OUTRAGE ACT (IRELAND) CONTINUANCE BILL. At the morning sitting the adjourned debate on the Osis [Sis] ead [ad] Outrage Act (Ireland) Continuance Bill was re- [rear] Mr. Moore, who opposed the measure, which he had supported when originally introduced, but which was no longer necessary which was an act of legislation for land- [landlords] lords, whatever their conduct, against the people. Colonel Rawpon [Rawson] supported the bill as a measure called for upon the responsibility of the government, and which had effectively and temperately used. Mr. ScULLY [Scully] denied that the responsibility of the govern- [government] ment [men] was an argument in favour of this bill, which was unnecessary. Mr. M'CULLAGH [M'CULL] likewise insisted that no case had been made out for the continuance of this act. Mr, BLACKALL [BLACK] denied that the bill would give additional power to landlords; it was a measure of precaution, and it had operated to prevent outrage, without interfering in the slightest degree with the rights and liberties of any one. He cordially supported the bill. Colonel CAULFIELD supported the bill. Mr. R. M. Fox complained of the non-introduction of re- [remedial] medial measures, Lord C. HamItton [Hamilton] observed that the well-meaning people of Ireland had not the slightest jealousy of these restrictions on the contrary, they rejoiced at such a check upon evil-doers. Mr. RocuE [Procure] considered that such an unconstitutional law was not required. Mr. STaFFORD [Stafford] supported the bill from a sense of its necessity, and from a feeling of confidence in the present government of Ireland. Mr. P. ScROPE [Scope] op the measure upon the ground assigned by Lord J. Russell in 1846-namely, [W-namely] that no case had been made out for giving these extraordinary powers to the government, and protested against the principle of governing by extra-constitutional means merely because these means effected their object. Sir D. Norreys said, as the government had asked for a continuance of the bill, he should vote for it on the ground of confidence. Colonel CHATTERTON briefly supported the bill. tom a division the amendment was negatived by 81 Mr. HuME [Home] declaimed against the harsh, coercive policy of the government towards Ireland, and considered that the Irish members were warranted in resisting this measure at every stage. Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Moore, Mr. S. Crawford, and other members, spoke against the bill, leave for introducing which was ultimately carried by 84 to 24. THE ENGLISH AND IRISH MAILS. At the evening sitting, Mr. REYNoLDs [Reynolds] called the atten- [attend- attention] tion [ion] of the house to the great public inconvenience cai [can] by the mode of transmitting the mails between Dublin and London, and moved for copies of any regulations upon that subject. Explanations were given by Mr. C. Lewis and Mr. Cow- [Cowper] per, and, after a short conversation, the papers were ordered. The CHANCELLOR of the ExcHEQUER [Exchequer] obtained leave to bring in a bill to relieve the Chester and Holyhead Railway Company from the payment of 200,000 towards the con- [construction] struction [instruction] of Holyhead harbour; and Lord Seymour to bring in a bill to raise a further sum on the existing coal duties for the completion of certain improvements in the metro- [metro] is. The Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill passed through committee. The National Gallery (Edinburgh) Bill, and the Cattle Contagious Disorders Bill, were read a third time and assed. [passed] P The house then went into committee upon the Medical Charities (Ireland) Bill, the clauses of which were agreed to after much discussion. LANDLORD AND TENANT (IRELAND, No. 2) BILL. On the order for going into committee on this bill, Mr. Bricut [Brit] vehemently condemned the bill, which, he said, wa3 [was] so objectionable in its principle and details that he should oppose its progress at every stage and he moved to defer the committee for three months. A protracted discussion ensued, in which the bill was defended by Mr. G. A. Hamilton, Mr. Lennard, Colonel Dunne, and Mr. Henley and opposed by Mr. M'Cullagh, [M'Cull] Mr. Anstey, and Mr. Alcock. Sir W. SOMERVILLE repeated that all he desired was to have a minimum remedy for a state of things which all deplored-the carrying away of crops fraudulently by night. He urged the propriety of going into committee to discuss the details of the bill. Mr. Moore, Mr. S. Crawford, Mr. P. Scrope, [Scope] and Mr. R. M. Fox spoke against the bill. A motion for an adjournment of the debate was nega- [nena- negatived] tived [lived] upon a division; another motion was then made, that the house adjourn, upon which the discussion was revived, with the view, as averred by Mr. Anstey, to ob- [obstruct] struct [strict] the bill. Mr. BROTHERTON thought that, in the temper of the house, it could not now go into committee on the bill. Lord C. HamItron [Hamilton] protested against this abuse of the privileges of the house. Mr. BricuT [Brit] retorted upon Lord Hamilton the charge of provoking unnecessary divisions, and attacked the bill with great warmth. Lord PALMERSTON defended the principle and object of the bill, but doubted whether aay [say] effectual progress could be made in it that night. Another discussion of considerable length upon the merits of the measure took place at length Lord PALMERSTON interposed, and moved that the de- [debate] bate be adjourned until Wednesday, which was agreed to. The Turnpike Acts Continuance, &c. (No. 2) Bill passed through committee. The remaining orders having been disposed of, the house adjourned at a quarter to two o'clock. Wednesday, August 7. The House met at noon in the new Chamber, in order to make trial of a further adaptation of the roof to the transmission of sound. ENCUMBERED ESTATES (IRELAND) BILL. Mr. G. A. HamiLton [Hamilton] moved the second reading of the Encumbered Estates (Ireland) Bill, received from the Lords. He enumerated certain injurious effects which he attributed to the act of last session, and explained the provisions of this bill, designed to obviate them, contending that he had made out a strong case in favour of the bill on the grounds of justice and policy. . The ATTORNEY-GENERAL considered the bill to be most objectionable, both in its principle and its details, and that it was founded upon a total misapprehension of the object and scope of the act of last session. It assumed that the sales of estates by virtue of that act were at an under value, whereas hitherto no sale had taken place at an under value; many Scotch and English capitalists, who had gone to Ireland with the view of laying out money in the purchase of land, had found no estates sold under the act at so low a price as to induce them to purchase. The bill was an attempt at one-sided legislation; he regretted that a bill of this sort had been sent down from the House of Lords, and, above all, that it had emanated from Irish landlords, since it offered encouragement to proprietors to let their lands at extravagant rents,'to evade contracts and to defeat their creditors. He moved to defer the second reading for three months. Mr. FRENCH expressed surprise at the h of the Attorney-General, and at his vituperative e to- [towards] wards Irish landlords. A more unfounded statement had never been made than that this was a one-sided measure fon [on] hee [her] benent. [bent] 4 the ball . r. Se the bill. Mr. Starvonp [Starving] had come to the conclusion that the best course was to let the act of last session work its way this bill, which contained dangerous clauses, would increase its difficulties. shea [she] the bill Col. Dunne su e bill. Mr. BricHt [Bright] read a list of bills passed by the other house this session, the main object of which, he contended, was to benefit the landlords, to get rid of occupiers, or to seize their property. This bill was to give them more power of getting rent, and for preventing the payment of their just debts. . . Mr. Napier said, the question was whether the principle of the bill was so vicious that it should not be affirmed. The details were for the committee. Mr. HaTcHELL [Hatch ell] defended the character of the Encum- [Enc- Encumbered] bered [breed] Estates Commissioners. After a few remarks from Mr. M'Cullagh [M'Cull] and Mr. Dickson, wae [we] Mr. declined to press the question to a division; the amendment was agreed to, and the bill is consequently lost. . The house then went into committee on the Friendly Societies Bill, and proceeded as far as the 37th clause, when the Chairman reported progress to sit again on Thursday. The Compound Householders Bill was withdrawn. The Stamp Duties Bill, the Marlborough House Bill, the Taxes Composition Bill, the Assizes (Ireland) Bill, the Police Superannuation Fund Bill, the Canterbury Set- [Settlement] tlement [Clement] Lands Bill, and the Turnpike Acts Continuance Bill were read a third time and passed. . The General Board of Health Bill, the London Bridge Approaches Fund Bill, and the Law Fund Duties (Ireland) Bil [Bill] were read a second time. Leave was given to the CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER to bring in a bill to facilitate the transfer of loans for the improvement of landed property in Ireland and another to vest in the Commissioners of Public Works In Ireland certain works and rights of the Lough Corrib [Corrie] Improvement Company. , The house adjourned shortly before 6 o'clock. INSTITUTION OF Mr. GORHAM.-GORHAM THE BISHOP oF EXxETER.-In [Exeter.-In] tke [the] Arches Court, on Tuesday, before Sir J. H. Fust, [Dust] Dr. Bayford made application and said that all the formal steps in this case having been complied with, he was instru [inst] to move the court to order the institution of Mr. Gorham, according to the decree of the J udicial [judicial] Com- [Committee] mittee [matter] of the Privy Council. Sir H. J. Fust [Dust] having briefly recapitulated the history of fhe [he] case, expressed his opinion that no alternative now remained but for the courtto [court] act on Her Majesty's command. He therefore pronounced in the usual form for the jurisdiction of the court, and that Mr. Gorham was entitled to be instituted to the vicarage of Brampford Speke but in order that the regular course might be followed which had been laid down in some an- [antiquated] tiquated [antiquated] cases, a copy of the minute must be transmitted to the Archbishop of Canterbury, in order that His Grace's leasure [pleasure] might be signified upon it. The point reserved bythe [Blythe] earned judge was soon disposed of, and at the termination of the ordinary business in the Prerogative Court, the Rev. G. C. Gorham was introduced to Sir H. J. Fust. [Dust] Havingsigned [Having signed] the articles and taken the customary oaths, Sir H. Fust [Dust] addressed Mr. Gorham to the following effect, - We, Sir Herbert Jenner Fust, [Dust] ight, [it] Doctor of Laws, and Official Principal of the Arches' Court of Canterbury, lawfully constituted, do, by virtue of the authority to us committed, admit you, the Rev. George Cornelius Gorham, clerk, B.D., to the vi e of Brampford Speke, in the County of Devon, diocese of Exeter, and province of Can- [Canterbury] terbury [Terry] we do give you true, lawful, canonical institution, and do invest you with all the rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging, and do commit to you the cure of the souls of the ishioners [parishioners] of the said parish. -Having bowed to the learned judge, Mr. Gorham retired with his Very few persons were aware of the p i roctor. [doctor] roceeding, [proceeding] But the news spread with wonderful rapidity, and soon be- [Bessie] Sir ic of conversation, came the general topic of WALKING ONE THOUSAND MILES IN ONE THOUSAND HOURS, AT SHEFFIELD. Some weeks ago, we called attention to a match then coming off at the Barrack Tavern cricket ground- [grounded] Richard Manks, a pedestrian of considerable notoriety, having engaged to walk a thousand miles in a thousand consecutive hours. The match, it is said, originated in a conversation among some convivials, [convictions] at the Barrack Tavern, respecting the various feats of pedestrianism [pedestrian] which had at different periods been performed, and more especially of the famous un- [under] de g of Captain Barclay. A proposal was made by Mr. Broadbent to give the sum of 50 to any person who should, on that ground, perform a similar feat. This was accepted by Manks, who undertook to exceed Captain Barclay's exploit. Captain Barclay walked the last quarter of one hour and the first quarter of the next, thereby reserving to himself an hour and-a-half for sleep. Manks undertook to start at the strike of every hour, thus shortening the interval of repose, and adding considerably to the difficulty of the task. There was, however, a reservation, that if his constitution failed under it, he should be allowed to avail himself of the alternative, to complete the undertaking by going to his task the last quarter of one hour and first quarter of the next. Soon after five, on the afternoon of Monday, June 17, Manks entered on his task and watchers were appointed to see that he faithfully ex- [executed] ecuted [executed] the conditions of his contract. In addition to the private watchers, there was also an understanding with the guard of the adjoining barracks, who thus were an additional check to any collusion taking place. For some time after the commencement, Manks ap- [appeared] peared [pared] in a great degree unaffected by the fatigue con- [consequent] sequent on continual loss of rest. Time, however, told with considerable effect on his constitution, which at one period was so variable that it was apprehended he would not be able to complete his task. His feet, also, were blistered, and extremely painful, the wounds being cauterised as they appeared. The punishment Manks suffered from this cause must have been exces- [excess- excess] s.ve. [ve] He varied his shoes from leather to carpet, as the necessity of his feet required; sometimes walking under acute punishment, and at other times under no apparent inconvenience, in consequence of the relief afforded by surgical operations and applications. His body was rubbed with oils, t prevent stiffuess [stiffness] of the joints; whilst the curvature of his bed prevented his legs from swelling. After the lapse of about a month, he began to suffer from extreme drowsiness and at two o'clock on the morning of the 9th July, he was found by one of the attendants, lying on the pathway of the green in a state of unconsciousness. Aroused, he resumed his pace with renewed energy, and completed his mile in fifteen minutes and eleven seconds. Cold and wet weather did not affect the pedestrian in the least but the hot sultry weather of last week had a serious influence on him, superinducing [super inducing] a determination of blood to the head, and producing a state of feverish ex- [excitement] citement [cement] bordering on insanity. His memory was also affected, and his mind wandered slightly. These ap- [appearances] pearances [appearance] caused very grave apprehensions in the minds of his friends, as to what the ultimate consequences would be should the oppressive weather continue. For- [Fortunately] tunately [fortunately] for Manks, the temperature fell considerably, and with it, assisted by the surgical skill of Mr. Booth, the unfavourable symptoms abated. On commencing his task Manks weighed eleven stones three pounds ; but on being put into the scale after five weeks' toil, the result showed a diminution of twenty-six pounds. On S inday [India] week, in consequence of the ground being closed until the evening, the adjoining hills, which overlook the spot, were thronged by thousands of both sexes; and when the time for opening arrived, the crowd was so immense that the usual entrance was far too small to admit them, and the large gates had to be thrown open. It is calculated that upwards of ten thousand people visited the place on the evening of that day. Manks seemed to have been in better walking trim than usual, as he accomplished three miles under nine minutes, and five miles under ten minutes, which was more than he had done in any preceding day since his commencement of the task. The undertaking was brought to a close at eight o'clock on Monday morning, and many persons were assembled as early as five when the doors of the ground were opened. Manks walked that mile in ten minutes six o'clock, nine minutes twenty seconds seven o'clock, nine minutes five seconds and finished his last mile in eight minutes fifty-five seconds -thus cleverly completing an arduous and unparalleled feat in pedestrianism, [pedestrian] the last mile being performed in 8X minutes five seconds less time than taken by the cele- [cell- celebrated] brated [rated] Captain Barclay, ina similar undertaking. Manks continued to walk at intervals during the remainder of the day, in order to avoid a too sudden transition from long wakefulness to deep and continued slumber. In the evening he was conveyed home in a cab, and was followed during the whole distance by an immense crowd, who blocked up the thoroughfare opposite to his house to so great a degree that Manks had to desire them to dis- [disperse] perse, which was accordingly done. Shefield [Sheffield] Inde- [Ind- Independent] pendent. The accounts of the grouse from the moors are very satisfactory for sportsmen. The sub-marine electric telezraph [Telegraph] between France and England is nearly completed. Lord Ashley will occupy the mansion of the Duke of Argyll, at Roseneath, next month. The Worcester Chronicle states that the potato disease has made its appearance in several parts of that county. Lieutenant-Colonel W. N. Burns has purchased the house in which his father, the poet, lived and died in Dumfries. His Holines [Holiness] the Pope, to express his sense of Mr. -Newman's services in the cause of theology, has conferred on him the degree of Docter [Doctor] in Divinity by diploma. Mr. James Bickerstaff, of Kirkham, whilst mowing in a field, drank cold water while the body was overheated, and has since died. The capital invested in British railways, from 1801 to 1848, amounts to 320,000,000, and for the various under- [undertakings] takings 1071 Acts of Parliament were granted. His Grace the Lord Primate of Ireland has nominated to the Wardership [Warder ship] of St. Columba's College, Ireland the Rev. George Williams, B.D., fellow of King's College, Cam- [Cambridge] bridge, and author of The Holy City. A decree of the President of France directs that the village of Millesimo, [Miles] in Algeria, shall be henceforth called Petit, in honour oi Cononel [Colonel] Petit, killed under the walls of Zaatcha. [Search] At Bath, a few days since, a pig got into a cider cellar, knocked the bung out of a barrel, and drunk so much of its contents, that he was insensible for twenty-four hours; at one time its life was despaired of. On Saturday week, as Miss Emma Swires, daughter of the Rev. J. Swires, vicar of Manfield, near Darlington, Sunderland, was riding upon horseback, she suddenly fell from the saddle and expired. Death resulted from a fit, or spasms of the heart. The Somerset County Chronicle says- On the 17th of July, 1849, there were no fewer than 303 paupers in the Taunton Union. This year the return, made up to the 18th of July, shows the number of paupers then in the house to be 176 only. It is a remarkable instance of the uncertainty of human lite, that the Duke of Cambridge, Lord one Sir Robert Peel were all engaged to dine with the e of Norfolk, on a certain day, and before its arrival they were all dead. We have to record the departure from Inverness of a female of extraordinary stature, who is destined to be shown as the great Highland giantess. She is about 20 years of age, measures 6ft. [ft] 64 inches in height, and is growing er. The Earl of Lincoln arrived at Portsmouth on Saturday last, in his yacht the Gitana, from a lengthened cruise in the Mediterranean, and a journey through t, Arabia, and Palestine. We are glad to hear his lordship's health has greatly benefited by the warm climate of those coun- [con- countries] tries. The United Service Gazette states-That it was the ex- [express] press wish of the Commander-in-Chief that the Earl of trafford, [traffic] who commanded the brigade of Guards at the battle of Waterloo, should succeed the late Duke of Cam- [Cambridge] bridge in command of the Coldstream Guards; there has, ' however, been very powerful interest made use of in another quarter to secure the appointment. Among the various appointments held by the late Duke of Cambridge, was that of high steward of the Royal Borough of New Windsor. A vacancy having occurred in consequence of the decease of the late duke, the mayor and corporation of Windsor, in whom the appointment is vested (but subject, according to the terms of the charter, to the approval of the crown,) have just unanimously chosen his Royal Highness Prince Albert to fill the vacant office.- [office] London Paper. MONUMENT TO THE LATE DUKE oF CAMBRIDGE.-A meeting of the leading members of the aristocracy was held in the Mansion House, on Tuesday, to devise measures for erecting a monument to commemorate the exemplary vir- [Sir- virtues] tues, [tue] and in remembrance of the munificence, untiring ex- [exertions] ertions, [exertions] and unwonted self-denial of that good prince (the late Duke of Cambridge), in the cause of the public charities of the United Kingdom. The Lord Mayor (who presided), Lord R. Grosvenor, Mr. B. Cabbell, [Cable] M.P., the Marquis of Granby, Mr. J. M. Johnson, Mr. Moore (the private medical attendant of the late duke), Mr. Richard Twining, jun., Lieutenant-Colonel Sir E. Cust, and Mr. Christopher, M. P. severally addressed the meeting in favour of a public monu- [mon- monument] ment [men] to the good Duke of Cambridge, and it was further resolved to convene a public meeting at Willis's Rooms on some future day, and that his Royal Highness Prince Albert be respectfully requested to preside on that occasion. Up- [Upwards] wards of 350 was subscribed towards the object in the room before the meeting broke up. ERECTION OF PusBLic [Public] MoNUMENTS.-In [Monuments.-In] connection with the proposed public monument to Sir Robert Peel, we may refer to a parliamentary return made in August, 1842, of the sums voted by parliament, for the erection of monu- [mon- monuments] ments [rents] in honour of public services performed, with the date and amount of each grant, or payment from civil contin- [contain- contingencies] gencies. [agencies] This parliamentary paper would be much more satisfactory in point of information, if it specified the mate. rial of the monument, and its general nature; whether ingle statue, or group of figures, and whether the pedestal, and other portions of the monument were elaborately adorned or were plain. We will first take those in West- [Westminster] minster Abbey -Of Captain Montague, b 1798, 3,675; Captains Harvey and Hutt, by n, 1798; 3,150 William Pitt, by Westmacott, [Waistcoat] 1807, 6,300 ; Spencer Percival, by Wesmacott, [Scott] 1814, 5,250. The following are in St. Paul's -Earl Howe, by Flaxman, [flagman] 1803, 6,300; Lord Nelson, iy Flaxman, [flagman] 1807, 6,300 ; Earl St. Vincent, by Bailey, 1823, 2,000 2,W Lord Colling- [Collingwood] wood, by Westmacott, [Waistcoat] 1811, 4,200; Sir John Moore, by Bacon, 1810, 4,200; pis Cornwall, b Rossi, 6,300; Thomas by 1816, 3,150; Sir William Ponsonby, by Theed, [Thee] 1816, 3,150. CORRESPONDENCE. IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS' ACCOUNTS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE. Sr1r,-Having [Sr,-Having] completed our audit of the office books of the Huddersfield Improvement Commissi [Commission] ioners, [owners] will you oblige us by inserting the result of our labours, for the information of the ratepayers, in your next Satur- [Star- Saturday] day's journal.-We are, Sir, yours faithful JOSEPH SHAW, H. N. BRADLEY. 1. Rate Book.-Added up, and found correct. . Rate Collector's Daily Journal.-Added up, and all the receipts traced into the bank. 3. Office Cash Book.-Examined setting forth all monies received in the office, and shows when paid into the bank. 4, Treasurer's Cash Book.-Compared with the banker's pass-book, and every payment found duly entered to its respective debit or credit. . 5. Banker's Pass Book.-Added up and found correct. Compared the debits with the block. cheques ; also, the payments by treasurer, in treasurer's cash book, with the vouchers, and found the same correct. 6. Block Cheques-Compared with the tradesmens' [tradesmen] bills weekly wages, official salaries, and legal charges, and found all to correspond every pay- [payment] ment [men] being made by cheque. . Day Book.-Checked all the accounts to ascertain their correctness; and secondly, to see if the aunts had been duly journalized. [journalist] Found all right. 8. Journal -Compared with the day book and with the ledger, personal and impersonal, both debit and credit; also with the debit and credit sides of the treasurer's cash book; and found the same in a satisfactory state. 9. Paving and Drainage Wage-book.-Carefully scruti- [secret- scrutinized] nized, [sized] both casting out and adding up, and the payments compared with the treasurers, cash- [cashbook] book, and found all right. . Scavengers' Book.-Examined in the same manner, and with the same results. 11. Police Wages Book.-Examined in the same manner, and with the same results. Highway Surveyors Weekly Accounts.-Examined in the same manner, and with the same Manure Sale Book.-Thoroughly evamined; [examined] includ- [include- including] ing sales both on credit, and for cash, and found the latter duty accounted for. . Impersonal Ledger.-Compared with the credit and debit sides of the treasurer's cash book; also, the day book and journal, and every impersonal ac- [account] count fcund [found] accurately hosted. Personal Ledger Debit Accounts-Examined in the same manner, and with a similar result. Personal Ledger Credit Accounts Examined in the same manner, and with a similar result. Receipt Book.-On which the vouchers are pasted, were all examined and found to harmonize with the block cheques, the treasurer's cash book; and the banker's pass book. Huddersfield, August 7th, 1850. T 12. 13. 15. 16. 17. PROPOSED PROSPECT TOWER, CASTLE-HILL. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE. Sir,-Your correspondent Alpha, is not perhaps aware that the committee is yet in existence to whom the ground for the erection of the proposed tower has been actually promised and that, as yet, none of the subscribers under the original scheme have withdrawn their names. I am, sir, your constant reader, KAPPA, Huddersfield, Aug. 7, 1850. LIGHTING OF THE PUBLIC LAMPS IN HUDDERSFIELD. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE. Sir,-For several weeks past we fhave [have] heard of little else, at the meetings of our Improvement Com- [Commissioners] missioners, than of the great Gas-question; I am not going into the merits of this much-discussed subject, but wish to draw their attention to another gas-question, namely, the lighting of our public thoroughfares, parti- [part- particularly] cularly [clearly] in localities where they are cutting drains or laying out new It is a disgrace to the town of Huddersfield that those inhabitants whose residences lay at Bath-buildings, Clare-hill, and neighbourhood, should be subject to break their necks, or any other brittle part of their body, from the utter darkness prevailing in that quirter. [quarter] We have insurance companies against accidents by railway, but it would be a bold company, indeed, who would undertake to insure the lives of those who have to steer in darkness from the Swan-yard to Clare-hill. I would ask the Commissioners to try the experiment for once, and with all their enlightenment (except they are clairvoyant) they would not try it a second time. I have been an inhabitant at Bath-buildings for several years past, and know every inch of the way; but, since the laying out and draining of Fitzwilliam-street, the the building of the new George Hotel, the roads have become very dangerous in dark nights, and if I, as an inhabitant of the town, cannot find my way, how is it expected that a stranger can do so That this is not exaggeration I will only mention that, on Wednesday last, at ten o'clock at night, I was going past Fitzwilliam-street, when I heard cries of dis- [distress] tress from some quarter, the whereabouts I could not discover for some time, but found out, after straining both my hearing and seeing faculties, that it came from a gentleman, who, from the uneven state of the road, the heaps of stones laying about, and the utter darkness prevailing there, had come to a stand-still and could not find his way to the George Holel. [Hotel] Now, this is false economy, and the Commissioners would do well to look to it, as the inhabitants of Bath- [Bath building] building, Clare-hill, and neighbourhood, have a right to demand that roads in such bad repair should be pro- [properly] perly [reply] lighted. Hoping you will find space for this letter, I remain, Sir, yours truly, D. BOSCOVITZ. [BISCUITS] Huddersfield, 7th Aug., 1850. NIGHT RIOTS IN HUDDERSFIELD. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE. Huddersfield, 7th August, 1850. Sir,-Your correspondent Civis, Civil, in your last week's publication, attributes the prevalence of night riots in this town to The singular inefficiency of the night watch as a police force, and ascribes the license with which they are allowed to prevail to the nume- [name- numerical] rical [rival] want of strength of the force. I cannot subscribe to these premises of Civis. Civil. That disgusting street riots originating in and emanating from some public- [public house] house, are of frequent occurrence, and are a pest to the several localities infested by them, is too true. But for these, are not our magistrates primarily to blame Is not the almost unaccountable number of publicans' licenses that are granted in this town, and the promis- [promise- promiscuous] cuous, [cos] if not worse, manner' in which they are granted atthe [Arthur] bottom of the evil That our watch- [watchmen] men, as Civis Civil says, often stand by and look on without attempting to quell these riots is also quite undeniable, nay more, that they are so accommodating while they stand by with their lights as to show these blackguards how to poise each other is what I have often witnessed. But although such is the fact, it does not become evident from ti at or from what your last week's correspondent says, that as a force they are unable to do so. Suppose we had ten times our present number of police, they would be just as inefficient for quelling these disturbances as at present, provided they continued to act on their present system. When a row takes place, the watchman on the beat, when he makes his appearance, which is seldom in any hurry, strikes his signal, or quietly looks on as the case may be, till the noise attracts the notice of one or both of those on the adjoining beats. When they arrive at the scene of action, the two, or the three, as the case is, direct what valour is in them to the more passive part of the crowd by ordering them to go home and so forth but the belligerents I have never once seen them attempt to lay hold of, although I have witnessed many of these riots. On Sunday 'night last, soon after twelve o'clock, a most disgusting scene of brutality and riot occurred at the top of High-street, by a party from the Cross Keys public-house. The bellowing and blaspheming was most hideous; there were some lying in the kennel, and others poising them. was audible with- [within] in my bedroom, although the window was closed. Two policemen came, and, as usual, set to ordering the crowd to go home, &c., and held their lights up to the belli- [bell- belligerents] gerents, [grants] but made no attempt to apprehend any of them, which, so far as I could judge from their voices, did not exceed three in number. They continued to poise each other till they seemed tired of it, and their wives (I presume they were) took them away. Now, I ask, would the town be a whit better protected by a hundred of such men than by twenty If these guardians on Sunday night thought themselves not numerically strong enough, why did they not summon as many more from the otherbeatsas [atheists] would enable them to apprehend these disorderly blackguards Don't the Huddersfield police know that concentration is the essence of power What is it but the impunity with which they escape that encourages these vagabonds to carry on their nightly broils What is it but licensing houses against which complaints have repeatedly been made at special the management of which has been frequently condemned by the ma- [magistrates] gistrates [magistrates] themselves-that gives rise to them From eleven at night till two in the morning are the chief hours dedicated to these divertisements, [advertisements] Let the magistrates license no more public houses in the town than the public require, and withdraw the license from such as have become a disgrace to them; not grant or continue them per favour to parties who are known to be disqualified from conducting such houses properly. This would do more to keep down .night riots than would half filling the town with men acting in the de- [desultory] sultory [story] pusillanimous way in which our present corps conduct themselves in the face of danger. I have ' While we allow ourselves to be gulled into the belief that we have unpaid Magistrates, we need never hope to be free from social evils, and plenty of them.-C. & heard of them showing a vast deal of spirit in concen- [concern- concentrating] trating [rating] their forces and surrounding a couple of respectable tradesmen standing and conversing at one of their own doors, because they had refused to obey the mandate of the mandarin of the beat to move on. This is another, though a reverse course of action, by which they will never acquire any ascendancy over any of the inhabitants. Le Would you favour the above with a corner m [in] your widely-extending journal, if it should meet the eye of those having authority, it may help to save our police from falling into the contempt and fatal inefficiency into which I have known several infantile police estab- [stables- establishments] lishments [establishments] fall, when they attempted first to strut befo [before] they could walk,-which is the sole wish of . Your most obedient servant, CIVIS [CIVIL] SECUNDIS. [SECONDS] - NIGHT BROILS IN HUDDERSFIELD. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE. Srr,- [Sir,- Sir] Having read a letter in your last Saturday's paper, signed Civis, Civil] I beg you will alow [low] me a litile [little] space for a brief reply. I beg to say I have been watching for the last fort- [fortnight] night with a fire at the very place where Civis [Civil would fain make the public believe have occurred the scenes of confusion and general turmoil; consequently I am in a position to know the facts. 'After writing on the inefficiency of the night-police, Civis [Civil ventures forth a statement that on the previous Monday night he and his family, along with all his neighbours, were kept awake from twelve o'clock until five next morning, which is a gratuitous and unfounded assertion. What are the real facts Why, on the night in question, some half-dozen persons came up Temple- [completest] strect, [street] about half-past two o'clock; they appeared to be jarring together, and when they arrived opposite the Crown Tavern, they begun to show fight. I gave the signal to the watchmen, two of whom were promptly on the spot, and succeeded in dispersing them to their homes. Altogether the row did not last five minutes. With this exception, there is not one particle of truth in the letter above referred to. Iam [I am] at a loss to con- [conceive] ceive [receive] why Civis Civil should be so reckless in his state- [statements] ments, [rents] except he has some private pique against the watchmen. Let him strictly adhere to truth, and I dare say the watchmen will not fear the issue, even though he should prefer the charge before the Watch Com- [Committee] mittee. [matter] I should say that, taking the watchmen as a whole, there has not been such an effective body of men in Huddersfield for the last twenty years. I am, yours cbediently, [evidently] ABRAHAM NORTH. Thomas-street, Huddersfield, Aug. 7, 1850. ---- --- - THE EXHIBITION, 1851. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERFIELD [HUDDERSFIELD] CHRONICLE. S1rr,- [Sr] Notwithstanding the absurd and senseless op- [opposition] position raised by certain parties, headed by Lord Brougham, Col. Sibthorp, [Thorpe] and the Times, against every- [everything] thing in connexion with the intended exhibition, and more especially to the intended site, I am happy to say, that the Royal Commissioners have very properly decided that it shall be held in Hyde Park, and the works have already commenced. This decision will give great satisfaction throughout the country, let Lord Brougham say what he pleases; but his conduct of late has been so strange and unaccountable, that most people pity him, and wish to throw a mantle over him on account of his former greatness. Still, it is a melan- [mean- melancholy] choly [holy] sight to see a man in his old age turn into a wasp, and delight in stinging every one who comes in his way. As to the gallant Col. Sibthorp, [Thorpe] it would be a sad affair to stop his splendid speeches, and it would be con- [considered] sidered [resided] as great a calamity as if our friend Punch were to be put down; for it would be difficult to say which of the two causes most laughtcr. [laughter] No one can under- [understand] stand the opposition of the Times, however much they may regret it. ; Now that the noble work may be considered as com- [commenced] menced, [mended] and the honour and credit of England fairly at stake, how much better will it be for all parties to cease their petty jealousy and sink all party feeling-so as to co-operate cordially and harmoniously together to carry it through in such 2 manner as will bear down every obstacle and end to the satisfaction of all parties, and render it worthy the illustrious Prince who origi- [origin- originated] nated [Anted] it, to accomplish which a great deal must be done by some body, both in preparing for the exhibition itself and in supplying the money to carry it out. Your readers will bear in mind, that, very properly, not a sin- [single] gle [ge] shilling will come out of the public purse,-and as funds will be required, it should be known that a shil- [sail- shilling] ling from a poor person will be as well received as the 20 from the rich-and when they visit the exhibition, as most people will, they will then feel that they have a persoral [personal] interest in it. I would fain hope that when the day of trial comes off, that this district will not be behind. I have no fear that it will be, if only a little exertion be used ; and no doubt but that most of our manufacturers are fully alive to its importance. Apologising for taking up so much of your space, I remain, yours, &c., A WELL-WISHER TO THE EXHIBITION. Huddersfield, August 2nd, 1850. --- - THE MEMORIAL ON THE GAS QUESTION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE. Sir,-I beg you will be so kind as to allow me a litile [little] space in your next Saturday's paper for the insertion of this, my letter. I understand that, at the last meeting of the Improvement Commissioners, Mr. Jeremiah Riley thought proper to amuse himself by throwing out some very invidious remarks on the individuals who went round asking for signatures to the late Memorial on the Gas question. For the information of that gentleman, and the pub- [public] lic, [li] I beg to say I was the principal person engaged in that business, by 2 commitice [commit ice] of gentlemen in the town. But little did I think that an attempt would be made to assassinate me in the dark. Little did 1 think, sir, that a Commissioner would be found so lost to all sense of honour and propricty [proprietor] as to shield himself be- [behind] hind his commission, and there make statements deroga- [drag- derogatory] tory to individuals, who could not by any possibility have an opportunity to reply. But I beg to tell Mr. Riley, if I am only a, bill-poster, that I trust I am ac tuated [situated] by as honourable motives as the Berkby [Birkby] squire. Pray, Mr. Riley, when was I the servant of the Gas Company, and in what capacity It is quite true they require a watchman, occasionally, with a fire in the streets, for about a week every three months; but, be- [because] cause I have had one week in three months am I to be told I am their discarded servant I wonder who gave Mr. Riley his information, and I ask him, when was I discarded, and what for It is quite evident Mr. Riley is like a drowning man, who is ever ready to catch at straws, or he would never substitute paltry spleen and sophistry for argument. Does Mr. Riley think I should refuse five shillings 2 day for going round with any petition or memorial If so, he is much mistaken. It was a pound shilling and pence question with me,-all in the way of business. 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