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8 THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1850. E GAS QUESTION. LEGAL ila [la] OF THE LAW-CLERK TO THE IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS. The following is the opinion of the Law-Clerk (T. W. Clough, Esq.,) given at the meeting of the Improvement Commissioners, held on the evening of yesterday week, in answer to a question put to him by Commissioner RILEy, [Riley] as to the powers of the Commissioners, under their Im- [In- Improvement] provement [improvement] Act, to purchase and erect Gas works, and also to supply the inhabitants with gas. The following is the opinion in question, which has been kindly placed at our disposal by Mr. Clough, and which, at an early day, we shall again revert to - TO THE HUDDERSFIELD IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS. GENTLEMEN,-In pursuance of the direction of a former meeting of the Commissioners, I have taken the liberty ot writing out for you my opinion respecting the long-agitated Gas question. I have chosen to give it in writing, under the impression that the matter will thus be better explained and the opinion given less liable to be misunderstood. By the 22nd sec. of your local act, the commissioners are authorised and empowered for the purpose oflighting [lighting] the streets within the limits of the act, to purchase and provide such and so many lamps, lamp irons, lamp posts and pipes, and all such other matters and things for light- [lighting] ing such lamps either by oil or gas or in any other manner as they shall judge necessary. Here it will be observed that there is power to purchase and provide not only lamps, lamp posts and pipes, but also all such other matters and things as the Commissiouiers [Commissioners] shall judge necessary for light- [lighting] ing lamps either by oil or by gas. This, then, clearly confers the power of purchasing and providing gas-w orks, [Oaks] for without gas-works the lamps could not be lighted with gas. This view of the question will be found to be cor- [corroborated] roborated [rob orated] by the incorporated sections of the Gas Clauses Consolidation Act, and more particularly by that class of sections which are for guarding against fouling water and other nuisances from the gas. In fact, it wiil [will] at once be evident that no person but the maker of the gas could foul the water, or create the nuisances here intended to be guarded against. Having thus shown that the Commissioners may purchase and provide, not only lamps, lamp-posts, and pipes, but Gas-works, &c., it is important more distinctly to notice the purpose for which this power to provide Gas-works is given, viz. - For the purpose of lighting the streets within the limits of the act. The purpose then is well defined and limited, and there is no power given by this section to provide Gas-works for supplying the inhabitants or private consumers with gas. In fact there is nothing whatever contained either in the Special Act, or in any of the Incor- [Incur- Incorporated] porated [ported] Sections of the Gas-works Clauses Act, which could confer such an authority. The only section of either act which to an unprofessional reader would even seem to justify such a supposition is the 6th section of the said last mentioned act. By this section, after authoris- [authors- authorising] ing the undertakers to break open streets, lay down pipes, erect posts, and lamps, &c. The under- [undertakers] takers are also authorised to do all other acts which- [which they] they shall from time to time, deem necessary for sup- [supplying] plying gas to the inhabitants of the district included within the limits. By the interpretation clause to the Gas-works Clauses Act, the expression the undertakers is interpreted to mean the persons by the Special Act authorised to con- [construct] struct [strict] the Gas-works. If, then, the Commissioners be entitled to construct the Gas-works, it would be proper to substitute the words the Commissioners for the under- [undertakers] takers, but unless the power be given to the Commissioners such a substitution wiil [will] be found to be of no use whatever, in guiding us to the proper conclusion. Upon reference to the 11th section of your special act, it will be found that certain clauses of the said Clauses Act are incorporated with the Special Act, by describing the clauses of the Gas- [Gasworks] Works Clauses Act inthe [another] wordsintroductory [words introductory] to theenactment [the enactment] with respect thereto, and by the 5th section of the said last mentioned act it is enacted that the clauses so described shall be incorporated with the Special Act, save so far as they are expressly varied or excepted by such act. The question, therefore, arises as to whether or no the 6th sec- [section] tion [ion] of the Gas-Works Clauses Act is so expressly varied or excepted by the Special Act or not. Ihave [Have] before ob- [observed] served that the power thereby conferred on the Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners, [sinners] as to purchasing and providing Gas-works, is merely given to them for the purpose of lighting the streets within the limits of the act, and as this power is limited to this sole purpose, there would be an express variance be- [between] tween this 22nd section of the Special Act and the said 6th section of the Gas-Works Clauses Act, if the said last mentioned section could confer any other or more ex- [extended] tended power. The result of this would be that ifthere [if there] be any thing contained in the 6th sec. of the Gas Clauses Act which could otherwise have authorised the erection of Gas-Works for supplying the inhabitants and private consumers with it is controlled and rendered inoperative by the Special Act. It does not however appear to me that there is any material variance between the two sections when 1 ly construed. The power which is said to have been conferred upon the Commissioners by the 6th section of the Gas-works Clauses Act, To do all other acts which they should from time to time deem necessary for supply- [supplying] ing Gas to the inhabitants of the district included within the said limits, is but the result of a partial quotation from the section referred to. Indeed it is necessary that we should refer to the whole of this section and also to the words introductory thereto, for the purpose of explain- [explaining] ing its meaning. The introductory words are as follows -namely, And with respect to the breaking-up of streets for the purpose of laying pipes, be it enacted as follows. The section then proc [pro] to authorise the undertakers to open and break-up streets, sewers, drains, &c., lay down alter or remove pipes, &c., erect pillars, lamps, &c., and do all other acts necessary for supplying gas to the inhabitants of the district within the limits, &c., doing as little damage as may be in the execution of the powers hereby, or by the Special Act, granted, and making compensation for any damage which may be done in the execution of such powers. The other acts here referred to are merely other acts of a similar kind to what had been previously enumerated in the same section, and it would be erroneous to suppose that the legislature intended so materially to enlarge the powers conferred upon the Commissioners by the Special Act, in a clause incor- [incur- incorporated] porated [ported] therewith, merely respecting the breaking up of streets and the laying of pipes. Besides this, the conclud- [concluded- concluding] ing part of the sentence also shews that the other acts referred to are acts ejuzdem eczema] generis, [generous, otherwise the Com- [Compensation] pensation [sensation] Clause would be altogether inapplicable. The compensation granted by this clause is recoverable before two Justices, under the Railway Clauses Consolidation Act, and it cannot be suppposed [supposed] that it was intended to leave the question of compensation for the purchase of Gas- [Gasworks] works of the magnitude necessary for lighting the lamps and supplying the inhabitants of a town like Huddersfield with gas to the decision of two Justices, I think I have already made it apparent that the Com- [Commissioners] missioners have only the power to purchase and provide gas-works for the purpose of lighting the public streets, but the intention of the legislature also appears equally as well by reviewing those clauses of the Gas Works Clauses Act which have been purposely left unincorporated with the Special Act, as by examining the sections incorporated, - for instance, the clauses authorising the undertakers to supply the public with gas, to let out meters, to enter buildings for ascertaining the quantities of gas consumed, for cutting off the supply on non-payment of the gas rent, and for recovering the gas rents, are all purposely left un- [unincorporated] incorporated. It is true that if the Commissioners had the power of supplying the public with gas, they would also ve the right of suing by action for recovery of the gas rent, but sec. 16 of the Gas Works Clauses Act was passed to avoid the necessity of actions for recovery of gas rents where the amount due is under 20, and the more sum- [summary] mary [may] method of proceeding before the justices was thereby granted in such cases. Government having therefore sanctio [sanction] of recovering Gas-rents under 20 by summary proceedings before the Justices there can be no other reason assigned for the non-incorporation of that section than the one already given, namely-that it was never intended that the Commissioners should have power to provide Gas-works for any other purpose than to supply the Public Lamps. The Gas-works Clauses Act also contains provisions for prevent- [preventing] ing the waste or misuse of gas by the consumers, but as it was never intended that the Commissioners should supply gas to private consumers this clause was not incorporated. Besides this there is a total absence of all clauses usually inserted in acts authorising the construction of Gas-worksfor [Gas-works for] supplying private consumers with gas, and there is no pro- [provision] vision directing how the loss (if any) which might arise therefrom should be borne, or how the profit (if any) should be appropriated. It is not for me officially to express any opinion as to the proprigty [proprietor] or impropriety of purchasing or providing Gas- [Gasworks] works for the supply of gas to the inhabitants and private consumers, T can but give my opinion as to your legal powers, and having already shown that such power nid [nd] exist, I cannot conclude without remarking that it would not be proper for the Commissioners to purchase the works of the present Gas Company, inasmuch as such an expenditure would not be warrantable merely for the purpose of light- [lighting] ing the streets, &e. I am the better satisfied in beine [being] able, whilst expressing this opinion, to add that it is in accordance with the intention of Lord Shaftesbury, the examiner of bills before the House of Lords, as expressed to me by his lordship, whilst the Huddersfield Improve- [Improvement] ment [men] Act was before the House of Lords. T. W. CLOUGH. Clerk. ned the propriety ee NORTHUMBERLAND AGRICULTURAL SoctETy.-On [Society.-On] Tues- [Tuesday] day, at Alnwick, the annual show of stock of the Northum- [North- Northumberland] berland [Bland] Agricultural society took place. The exhibition was held under the most favourable auspices, his Grace the Duke of Northumberland having taken a very active part in it. The show ground was situated on the highest part of the town, and animals exhibited at the recent great meetings at Exeter and Glasgow, and which carried off first-class prizes, were again shown here with equal success. After the show a banquet took place, the Duke of Northuni- [North uni- Northumberland] berland [Bland] presiding, at which Sir George Grey and Mr. Abbot Lawrence, the American ambassador, were the principal speakers. HorRRIFYING [Purifying] EvENtT.-An [Event.-An] event of a most horrifying nature took place in the townland of Kiltyclaugher, [Calculate] about three miles from Kingstown. A poor man named James Purvis left home on a begging excursion. A short time after he was seen returning, when, it would appear, he had attempted to cross a valley between the leading road and his house, in which was a meadow of very long He was very much afflicted with pains, and walked with two staffs. He had got about across the meadow, where he was discovered on Tuesday last. There was nothing of his remains but the principal bones, the entire flesh and smaller bones being entirely eaten or carried away. His old hat and shoes and two staffs enabled his wife and daughter to identify him. He could not have been recog- [recon- recognised] ised [used] by his garments, as the dogs had torn them to get at the flesh. The coroner was there; but it could not be as- [ascertained] certained [certain] whether he had died suddenly, or whether he might not have been alive for a day ortwo. [two] When the few bones, and hair, and skull were piled on the tattered gar- [garments] ments, [rents] the sight was terrific. A young girl, who came to see him, was so affrighted [affected] that she is afflicted with intervals of aberration of mind ever since, laughing outrageously, and erying [trying] most bitterly in turn and exclaiming, 'The bones -Coleraine Chronicle. RIGHT OF ROAD AT MARSDEN. The surveyors of Marsden, Mathew Waterhouse and Samuel Whitehead, appeared by summons at the Guild- [Guildhall] hall, on Tuesday last, on a charge of neglect of duty. Joseph Brook and George Armitage, Esqrs., [Esquires] were on the bench, and the case was prosecuted by Mr. Barker, solicitor, on behalf of Messrs. Bower and Robins, and de- [defended] fended by Mr. C. 8S. Floyd. . During the early part of the present year a ditch had been made in Cloughley-lane, [Closely-lane] in front of asmall [small] cottage in the possession of Samuel Street, across what was claimed by the complainants as a high-road, and for allowing this obstruction to be made it was contended that the surveyors were punishable for neglect of duty. Previous, however, to calling evidence, it was submitted that the case did not come within the jurisdiction of the court, as it was denied that the ground in question was a highway-and, as the cognisance of the court did not extend to law matters of this nature, Mr. C. S. Floyd, on behalf of his clients, objected to the case pro- [proceeding] ceeding. [feeding] A long and technical discussion ensued, and it was ultimately offered by Mr. Floyd to submit the case to the arbitration of Mr. Laycock, clerk to the magistrates. The proposition was readily accepted by Mr. Barker, but Mr. Clough, who appeared for Samuel Street, in the same case, under a different summons, de- [declined] clined [lined] to accept such an offer, and wished. his clients' case to be gone into. It was then arranged between Mr. Floyd and Mr. Barker to await the decision of the bench upon this case, before finally committing them- [themselves] selves to any particular course of proceeding. A precept had been issued by the same complainants against Samuel Street, for having unlawfully made a drain across a certain high-way, called Cloughley-lane, [Closely-lane] belong- [belonging] ing to the township of Marsden. Mr. Barker appeared for the complainants, and Mr. Clough for the defendant. This was a question asto [Aston] whether the ground in dispute 'was private property or belonged to the town. It may, perhaps, be necessary to state that the river Colne, which runs through Marsden towards Hudders- [Udders- Huddersfield] field, passes just in front of Street's house. The first witnessexamined [witness examined] was Mr. Hall, land-surveyor, who said that the plan put in evidence was a copy of the township plan. He was surveyor of Marsden in 1838. He knew the road in dispute in 1822, and he had known it to be a high-way from 1822 up to the present time. (The plans were here handed up to the bench, and the whole of the locality minutely pointed out.) There was a road on the south side of Street's house which had been used as an occupation-road to Clough Head. The high-way was on the north side of Street's house. Cross-examined by Mr. Clough-The highway was not in the bed of the river until it got past Street's corner. Since 1822 the road had been elevated some three or four feet. (Many other questions explanatory of the map were thenasked, [then asked] but which would be unimportant to our readers.) There used to be a well somewhere near to Street's-house, but witness did not exactly know the spot. It was adjoining the high way. It was in the fall, between the bed of the river and the fall, but it was so long since he could not recollect. The inha- [ina- inhabitants] bitants [bit ants] claimed a right of getting water there. Samuel Mate, evidently, if not the oldest, one of the oldest inhabitants, was next examined by Mr. Barker.- [Barker] He said he was 80 years of age last January, and had lived in Marsden all his life. He had been surveyor several times. He was last surveyor in 1834 for three years together. He could not exactly tell when he was first surveyor, perhaps it would be fifty or sixty years ago. He remembered the high way on the north side of what was called Street's cottage. In his character as surveyor he had repaired it. He and Thomas Taylor were surveyors at that time, and they employed men to do it. He thought it was the last year they were on. That road had been the high road to Rochdale ever since he could remember. It passed Street's house, and went over abridge. He knew the three brothers Shaw. They were carriers to Rochdale, and used to go on that road. Cross-examined by Mr. Clough.-They went into the river just about Street's cottage. It was perhaps a yard or two before they came to Street's cottage. They did not go past Street's cottage They went in just at th ecorner. [corner] By the Bench.-We repaired up to that point. By Mr. Clough.-There was not a road past house. They had to go down into the river. Cross-examined by the Bench.-He had not seen the gutter which had caused the dispute, but he knew by what he was told where it was. Re-examined by Mr. Barker.-The highway never went beyond Street's cottage. The Bench considered that as the wit- [witness] ness was positive that the highway never passed Street's cottage, it was unnecessary to proceed further with the case, aud [and] it was accordingly discharged. The summonses in the first case were then with- [withdrawn] drawn, and the matter dropped. Oe EMBEZZLING WOOLLEN WASTE. The adjourned hearing of this case came on last Saturday, at the Guildhall, before J. Starkey, J. Brook, and G. Armitage, Esqrs. [Esquires] The special cause for which this adjournment was granted was to produce two witnesses-Mr. Bottomley and Mr. Buckley-for the defendant, to prove the sale from Mr. Bottomley of goods similar in quality to those produced in court. Mr. Bottomley did not appear, but Mr. Buckley, who had for many ycars [years] acted as his salesman of woollen waste, was present to give evidence. To this course of pro- [proceeding] ceeding [feeding] it was objected by Mr. Floyd, that the servant's evidence could not be accepted, unless it could be proved that he had acted under the authority of his master, and as such proof was absent, he protested against Mr. Buckley's evidence being taken in support of the defence, that there had been a regular transaction of business between Mr. Bottomley and the defendant Balmforth. Under such circumstances, Mr. J. I. Free- [Freeman] man, for the defence, had no other course open than to throw himself on the indulgence of the bench, and to ask for a further adjournment, to compel Mr. Bottomley to appear. This was strongly opposed by Mr. Floyd, who argued that such a proceeding would interfere with the ends of justice. The first hearing of the case was adjourned, on the application of the defendant, to produce evidence; a second adjournment had been granted for the appearance of Mr. Bottomley and Mr. Buckley; and now, having failed to bring one of those witnesses into court, it was asked a third time to leave the case open. He at once objected to any further adjournment, and claimed a committal. The question was discussed at considerable length, and the bench were announcing their decision to convict, when Mr. Freeman complained that he had not had an opportu- [port- opportunity] nity [city] of offering any defence. Here arose a new point in law, which, after some little conversation, was ruled in favour of Mr. Freeman, and that gentleman, after a few remarks, called John George Buckley, who said-He lived at Green- [Greenfield] field, Saddleworth, and was overlooker for Mr. Bottom- [Bottomley] ley, who was a manufacturer. He had worked for this gentleman for seventeen years. He knew the defendant, and had transacted business with him on behalf of Mr. Bottomley for about thirteen months. He had sold him what they called loom waste and weavers' waste. They sold it by the week. Defendant was in the habit of paying for it monthly, but sometimes five weeks elapsed between the payments. Witness had the invoices to make out. Mr. Bottomley authorized [authorised] him (Buckley) to come to that court. Balmforth called upon him, and asked witness to give him some invoices, They are not entered in the books. The witness had a sample of sweepings, which he was requested to compare with the waste in the bag. On doing so, he said the bag was much superior. By Mr. Starkey-On my oath, my master authorizes [authorities] me to sell such like as this (referring to the sample which witness had brought with him). Mr. T. P. Crosland, who happened to be present, in answer to a question from Mr. Starkey, said the waste in the bag was of a very superior kind; and, in answer to Mr. Brook, said that the sample might be picked from the bag, but he thought it was unlikely that the quality in the bag had been picked from the sample. Mr. Starkey.-I am satisfied that Mr. Bottomley would never allow the better kind to be sold in this manner. He might allow the inferior sort, as the sample, to be disposed of. Mr. Buckley's examination continued.-Mr. Bottomley authorized [authorised] him to come there that day, and he brought the sample with his master's knowledge. It had been taken from the heap. Cross-examined by Mr. Floyd.-It had been his duty to sell waste ever since he had been with Mr. Bottomley. When the money was taken to the bookkeeper it was en- [entered] tered [teed] for loom waste, and the name put down. Balmforth's name would appear in the book. For thirteen months Balmforth had fortnightly taken away a quantity of stuff, and his name would be put down. Witness did not give invoices to Balmforth at the time. He never gave invoices before. He only gave defendant invoices because he came and said he was under arrest; but it was contrary to their practice. Defendant had been buying a little waste during the last week. Witness should think he would be three or four months in selecting a bag of the quality found in his possession, from the sample, and it might be five or Six months. They did not sell stuff of that kind (pointing to the bag). What they sold for thrums was a different article. He never sold Balmforth any thrums. He was an overlooker, and had 3s. per day wage. He could not tell how many packs it would take before a bag of the quality referred to could be picked. Perhaps it might be ten or a dozen. By the Bench.-They had got 137 pairs of looms, and Mr. Bottomley allowed all the sweepings of these looms to be sold for 5s. a week. Mr. Floyd.-Mr, Crosland says they are more likely worth 5. Mr. Brook.-I cannot believe that Mr. Bottomley will sanction this waste being sold for 5s. a week. Mr. Brook said he was not unwilling to grant an ad- [adjournment] journment, [Government] but, if Mr. Starkey objected, under the cir- [circumstances] cumstances, [cum stances] he should at once concur in a refusal; but he should like to see Mr. Bottomley on other mat- [matters] ters [tees] apart from this particular case; for, if that gentle- [gentleman] man sanctioned such proceedings as had been evidenced in court, it was impossible for them to administer jus- [us- justice] tice [ice] in matters of this nature. . After a short consultation, Mr. Starkey, addressing the defendant, said the bench were satisfied that he had failed to account for the waste found in his possession, and they should, therefore, convict him in the penalty of 20, or one month's imprisonment. is about to be erected in St. Paul's Cath aa ae of the late George Stephenson. ' Mr. Cobden has paired for the remainder of the session with Mr. Lawrence Heyworth. That conduct will be continued by our fears which com- [commenced] menced [mended] in our resentment.-Eliza Cook's Journal. The Very Rev. Usher Lee, Dean of Waterford, died on Sunday morning last, in the 86th year of his age. People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.- [copy] liza [Eliza] Cook's Journal. The Midland Railway Company have reduced their fares, and have assimiliated [assimilate] them to the scale adopted on the Great Northern Railway. There is nothing wanting to make all rational and dis- [disinterested] interested people in the world of one religion, but that they should talk together every day.- [day] Eliza Cook's Journal. The Duke of Manchester will shortly be united to Miss Dobbs, one of the accomplished and beautiful daughters of Conway Dobbs, Esq., of Bastle [Castle] Dobbs, county of Antrim. Lord Elgin lately addressed a note to a convention of Canadian journalists inviting them to dine with him. It was put to the vote, and resolved to reject the courtesy. From January 6 to December 31, as appears from a par- [parliamentary] liamentary [Parliamentary] paper, there were 4,245,352 money orders paid, amounting to 8,158,356 14s. It is currently reported that Mr. Sims Reeves, the popular English tenor, is about to be married to Miss Lucombe. [Comber] Money is a good servant, but a bad master. It may be accused of injustice towards mankind, inasmuch as there are only a few who make false money, whereas money makes many men false.-Eliza Cook's Journal. The Weekly Chronicle says, It is said that Prince Al- [Albert] bert [best] will be removed from the Scotch Fusileer [Fusiliers] to the Cold- [Coldstream] stream Guards, and that the vacancy in the former will be filled by the Duke of Cambridge. William Ince Anderton, Esq., of Euxton-hall, Lan- [An- Lancashire] cashire, [Lancashire] is about to lead to the hymenial [menial] altar the Lady Emma Frances Plunkett, eldest daughter of the Earl of Fingal. MorE [More] LIBEL.- Ma, said a little girl to her mother, dc the men want to get married as much as the women do Psha Pasha what are you talking about Why, Ma, the women who come here are always talking about getting married, but the men don't do so. A story is told ofa [of] h fhondriac [Honduras] gentleman of rank and fortune in Ireland, who fancies one of his legs of one religion and the otherofanother. [thriving] He not unfrequently [frequently] puts one of his unfortunate legs outside the bed-clothes to punish it for its religious errors. FoREIGN [Foreign] CaTTLE [Cattle] AND PROVISIONS.-The vessel Magnet, arrived from Amsterdam, has brought, besides 33 oxen and cows, 17 pigs, 444 sheep, nearly 26,000 cheeses, and a large general cargo of provisions, 142 calves, which is one of the largest importations that have taken place of this descrip- [Scrip- description] tion [ion] of live stock, the produce of Holland. JENNY Linp.-The [Lin.-The] erection of the Jenny Lind Hall in New York is rapidly progressing, about 150 men being variously employed in connexion with it. The building will be 150 feet long by 50 broad, and 90 feet in height, and will cost, it is estimated, about 80,000 dollars. THE VISITATION CHARGE OF THE BISHOP OF WINCHESTER. -On Saturday afternoon the Bishop of Winchester deli- [delivered] vered [vere] his triennial visitation charge to the clergy of the district at St. Saviour's Church, Southwark. His lordship went at great length into the question of baptism and spiritual regeneration He expressed a strong objection to calling a Convocation on such a subject, such a step being likely to engender the worst feelings. He appeared to con- [consider] sider [side] the recent decision of the Judicial Council as a judg- [judge- judgment] ment, [men] and not as a law and then referring to some minor topics, concluded his visitation charge. Dr. WIsEMAN's [Woman's] SERMON ON THE GORHAM CasE.-The [Case.-The] Right Rev. Dr. Wiseman, V.A., Bishop of Melipotamus, [Mesopotamia] and Cardinal expectant, has been preaching a sermon, in St. John's Catholic Church, Salford, Manchester, on The permanent effects on the Church of England of the late Gorham controversy. Dr. Wiseman vindicated the right of the Church of Rome to speak severe things to the high church party in the Church of England; he dwelt at great length upon the hopeless, helpless, and enfeébled [enfeebled] state of the evangelical clergy, whose spiritual freedom was wholly subordinated to the civil power; and in conclusion, he ear- [earnestly] nestly [neatly] invited members of the Church of England to open their eyes, cast away their dreams and fancies, and to seek in earnest for truth-solid, dogmatic, and unvarying- [unvarying which] which they would find in the catholic church, and in her lone. TRADE RETURNS.-The Board of Trade returns for the month ending the 5th July were issued on Saturday, and again show an increase-this time of 427,090-in W,W-in] the declared value of our exportations over those of the cor- [corresponding] responding month last year. There is a corresponding diminution in the quantity of cotton manufactures exported, but the woollen trade has largely benetitted [benefited] both as to quantity and value. Among the largest items of increase are haberdashery and hardware, the former showing an increase of 39,422 forthe [forth] month. The declared value of cotton manufactures exported is 1,839,461, and of cotton yarn 555,812, being a decrease in the first case of 93,665, and in the latter of 3,257. The declared value of linen manufactures exported is 301,308; and of linen yarn, 60,213, being in both cases an increase. The declared value of woollen manufactures exported is 737,101; and of woollen yarn, 91,871 showing an increase of 233,031 in manufactures, and of 46,897 in yarn. The aggregate value of our exports during the first half of the present year has been 31,778,504, against 26,515,439 in the like like period of 1849, showing an increase of 5,263,065. As regards imports, there is not much to call for notice. In tea and sugar an increase is observable, but the consump- [consumption- consumption] tion [ion] of coffee declines. The importation of wheat during the month has been large, but the total for the six months has been 684,060 quarters less than for the first six months of 1849. A Lunatic In a CauRcH [Church] AT LIVERPOOL.-On Sunday morning, the service at Christ Church was interrupted by a scene of the most extraordinary and exciting description. The Rev. Fielding Ould [Old] had just left the vestry, und [and] was proceeding towards the pulpit to preach the sermon, when a man stepped forward from the seats immediately in front of the communion, and rushed before the reverend gentle- [gentleman] man. Mr. Caldwell, the sexton, was the first to interfere, caught hold of the intruder by the coat, with the view of impeding his progress; but, unfortunately, the gar- [garment] ment [men] gave way and the man proceeded. When the man appeared in the pulpit, and gesticulated with all the wild- [wildness] ness of a maniac, the scene was one of the greatest excite- [excitement] ment. [men] Many gentlemen left their seats in order to assist the sexton in his endeavour to remove the offender. Mr. Caldwell at first tried persuasion; but, the man being deaf to all entreaty, it was found necessary to use force in order to eject him. He offered considerable resistance, and in the scuffle the two gas branches were thrown or pulled down; and those who were standing underneath narrowly escaped injury. Aftera [After] time the man was dragged down and taken out of the church. The police were sent for, and shortly afterwards he was conveyed to the Ross-hill police station. When there he refused to give any name, and the statements he made were of a very rambling na- [nature] ture, [true] such as to indicate that he was not in his right mind. Subsequently, the unfortunate being was removed from Rose-hill to the Main Bridewell, in order that he might be properly secured. Whilst there he was attended by two medical men from the Northern Hospital, Messrs. Gibbons and Arnot, [Ant] who, after a careful examination, pronounced the man to be insane. Upon inquiry we find that his name is Joseph Whittingham, and that some time ago it was found necessary to confine him in the workhouse asylum, but of late he was looked upon as more rational and in a fit state to go Heis [His] a young unmarried man, about 30 years of age, is dressed as a mechanic, and very dirty in his person.-Liverpool Albion. THE GREAT WOOL Fairs IN BERKSHIRE AND BUCKING- [BUCKINGHAMSHIRE] HAMSHIRE.-The [HAMPSHIRE.-The .-The] great wool fairs in these two agricultural counties having just terminated, it may interest a large class of our readers to have placed before them the prices realized [realised] by the graziers in 1850. It may be stated that the whole of the wool disposed of throughout these districts realised from 3s. to 4s. per tod [to] (28lb.) [lb] over the prices ob- [obtained] tained [gained] last year. At East Ilsley (Berkshire) upwards of 2,000 tods [Todd] were pitched, and the whole was disposed of at the following prices per tod [to] -Ewe wool, 26s. mixed (one- [Oneida] third teg) [te] mixed (one-half teg) [te] 29s. At Abingdon 1,900 tods [Todd] were pitched during the two days' sale, and sold upon an average at from 27s. 6d. to 28s. 6d. At Aylesbury the prices obtained were higher than during the past 10 years, ranging at from 29s. to 32s. per tod. [to] The quality of the wool, however, was of a very superior cha- [ca- character] racter. [Carter] Upwards of 19,000 fleeces were pitched and all sold. Nearly 50,000 fleeces were pitched, and met witha [with] brisk and ready sale at Hemel Hempstead, at prices aver- [averaging] aging [raging] 29s. 6d. and 30s. per tod. [to] Some lots of a very supe- [sue- superior] rior [Rio] description met with buyers at 32s. Dinners took place at the conclusion of the respective fairs, which were numerously attended by buyers and sellers the farmers appearing in high spirits at the prosperously high prices they obtained in 1850, compared with those of former ears. THE TEARS OF OysTERS.-Glancing [Oysters.-Glancing] round this anato- [into- anatomical] mical [Michael] workshop we find, amongst other things, some prepa- [prepay- preparations] rations showing the nature of ris. [is] Examine them, and we find that there are dark and dingy pearls, just as there are handsome and ugly men; the dark pearl being found on the dark shell of the fish, the white brilliant one upon the smooth inside shell. Going further in the search, we find that the smooth glittering lining upon which the fish moves is known as the nacre, and that it is produced by a portion of the animal called the mantle; and for explana- [explain- explanation] tion [ion] sake we may add that gourmands practically know the mantle as the beard of the oyster. en living in its glossy house, should any foreign substance find its way through the shell to disturb the smoothness so essential to its ease, the fish coats the offending substance with nacre, and a pearl is thus formed. The pearl is, in fact, a little globe of the smooth glossy substance yielded by the oyster's beard; yielded ordinarily to smooth the narrow home to which his nature binds him, but yielded in round drops- [drops real] real pearly tears-if he is hurt. When a beauty glides peundlly [Pendlebury] among a throng of admirers, her hair clustering with pearls, she little thinks that her ornaments are pro- [products] ducts of pain and diseased action endured by the most un- [unpoetical] poetical of shell-fish.- [fish] Dickens's Household Words. Lieutenant Gale, who crossed the channel lately, and descended near Dieppe, went up from the Hippodrome, on Tuesday, with four or five companions, in the Royal Cremorne [Cretonne] Balloon. The weather being delightfully fine, an immense crowd had assembled both in and outside the Hip me. Mr. Gale passed over the Asnieres, [Assures] the Isle St. Denis, Groslay, [grossly] to Montmorency, [Mentmore] and Mr. Gale there opened the valve, which caused the balloon to descend rather rapidly. The anchor caught in a peartree, [Perter] and stupid peasants, fearing injury to their fruit, unloosened it, and. set the balloon adrift others, to prevent the balloon coming down in a field of beans, shook the lower car in such a way as to get rid of all the ballast, which placed the aéro- [are- Argonaut] naut [nat] in a difficult position others, again, gaping with ad- [admiration] miration, [migration] pressed so closely, that they almost trampled on the balloon whilst others handled the ladder and lower car so roughly as to do serious injury. In short, had the aéronauts [aeronautic] fallen amongst a 1 of savages, they could searcely [scarcely] have been more vourably [favourably] received. e de- [descent] scent took place at twenty-seven minutes six, and the aérial [Serial] travellers proceeded to Enghein, [Engine] where they took the railway to Paris.-Galignanz. [Paris.-Malignant] Colonel Lionel Dawson Damer, [Dame] M.P., was mulcted in 228 damages, at Dorchester assizes, by an out-going tenant,for improvements on the farm, - SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. RIPON RACES. Monpbay. [Monday] The Two YEARS' OLD STAKES. 1 Mr. Harrison's Trickstress [Trick stress] (Holmes) 3 Mr. Barker's Valentine Mr. Hesseltine's [Resulting's] Unity Mr. Wilkins's Orestes Mr. G. Barton's Little Fawn 3 Mr. Dawson's c. by Venison out of Venus. Mr. W. Stebbings's Peter the bolted. The SELLING STAKES, of Five sovs. [Sons] each. Mr. Ellis's Acomb, 5 yrs. (Osborne) 3 41 Lord Cardross's Scarborough, 3 yrs. a Mr. Hesseltine's [Resulting's] Timothy, 3 yrs. a The MEMBERS' PLATE OF 50. Heats. Two miles. Mr. A. Johnstone's b. c. by Charles XII. (G. Oates) 1 1 Mr. Foster's Osbaldwick, 3 5 2 Mr. Walker's Welshman, 3 YTB. [TB] 4 Mr. Dawson's Doctor Blewish [Blemish] Sais [Said] Mr. Gibson's b f by Young Priam, 3 yrs. TUESDAY. The GREAT St. WILFRED HanpicaP [Handicap] of 10 sovs. [Sons] each. r. J. Pilling's f, by Auckland, 3 yrs., 7st. [st] (Osborne) ... 1 Me, A.J Jenny Lind, 4 yrs., 8st. [st] 6lb. [lb] ......... 2 Mr. Ellis's Acomb, 5 yrs., 7st. [st] 3 Mr. Walter's Mary Nobbler, aged, 8st. [st] 4 Mr. Davidson's Fleur-de-Seine, [Flour-de-Seine] 5 yrs., 8st. [st] 7lb. [lb] ......... 5 Mr. Duncan's Laura, 3 yrs., Gst. [Est] 6 The GRAND STAND STAKkEs [Stakes] of 5 sovs. [Sons] each. Mr. Harrison's Trickstress, [Trick stress] 2 yrs. (G. Oates) ........- 1 Mr. Barker's Valentine, 2 2 Mr. J. Pilling's Lady Eden, 3 yrs. Mr. Shepherd's Lady Mowbray, 2 yrs. The AMATEUR STaKEs [Stakes] of 5 sovs. [Sons] each, p.p., and 15 added. Mr. Davidson's Lord Saltoun, aged (Mr. Beart) [Bart] .1 3 1 Mr. Ellis's Acomb, 5 yrs. 2 ldr [Dr] Mr. Hineson's [Hanson's] Leghorn, 3 3 2dr [Dr] BETTING AT MANCHESTER.-TveEspay. [MANCHESTER.-Trespass] Esor [Sore] HanpicapP. [Handicap] te 1 agst [August] Cantab-70to [Cant-to] 10(t). 20-1 Belus-25 [Bells-25] to 1 (t. 7tol [toll] agst [August] Elcho- [Each- to 1 (t). 50 1 Maid of Masham (t). 100 -8 Clothworker [Cloth worker] (0 [50-1 Flatcatcher(t)af. [Flat catcher(t)af] off. 100-6 [W-6] Mildew (taken). Dawson's lot (t)- 70-10 100 -6 Canezou(taken) [Cancerous(taken] GreEeaT [Great] YORKSHIRE STAKES. Even betting between Pitsford and the field. BricuTon [Brighton] SRAKES. [STAKES] 7 to 4 agst [August] Duke of Bedford's St. Rosalia [Rosalie] (taken). No other named. Doncaster St. LEGER. 30to25 [to] agst [August] Voltigeur [Voltaic] (taken). 100-8 [W-8] Beehunterl00to7(t) [Bentley(t] 7tol [toll] amet [met] Clincher-8 to 1(t). 100 -S Bolingbroke (off ). -1 Windischgratz-9 [Indiscriminate-9] 100-3 [W-3] Chatterbox (off). to 1 (taken). . 10-1 Pitsford (offered). 200-3 [W-3] Knight ofAvenel [evenly] off. 5 to 1 agst [August] Pitsford and Beehunter [Bee hunter] (offered). The quotations above returned are next to nominal, the absence of several of the leading frequenters of the room and settling upon the Goodwood meeting having prevented any speculation worthy of comment upon torthcomming [forthcoming] events. es CRICKET. CRICKET MATCH BETWEEN DALTON AND YORK. The return match between these two celebrated clubs was played on Wednesday and Thursday last, on the Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield [Huddersfield] Cricket Ground, Halifax-road. The announcement had created some interest, but the number present was not so large as might have been anticipated. The day was beautifully fine, and the sun, except at intervals when over- [overcast] cast, was excessively hot, and found to be very annoying to the players. On the whole there was some fine playing, both in the field and with the bat, and our Dalton friends added new honours to their fame, by their steady careful play with the bat and sharp active fielding. The batting of the York eleven was neat and steady, but as will be seen by the score not severe but in the field they were many times at fault, and their bowling, during a great portion of the game, was poor, many of the balls being pitched wide of the wicket. Mr. John Broadbent acted as umpire for Dalton, and Mr. Edwin Calvert for York. FIRST DAY'S PLAY. York won the toss for innings, and opened the game at 12 o'clock by sending in Letby and Cox the former taking the ball from Joseph Rerry. [Merry] After two singles, Letby run himself out, and was followed by Riley, who after a nice drive forward for two, was taken at the point by John Berry, from Crosland's bowling. W. Robinson took his place, and made some first-rate play, during which time slow pitch balls were tried, but with little effect until Cros- [Cross- Crossed] dc ends, when Robinson was taken by Joseph Thomas, having made two threes, four twos, and tour singles. Currer, [Cure] Esq. next took the bat. Cox had been playing well, making a nice score, and had run a four (three and an overthrow), a two, and ten singles, when his bails were taken by Joseph Berry. Benson took his place, but played stiff and clumsily. adding anything to the score, Currer, [Cure] Esq was bowled by Joseph Berry, and was followed by Taylor, Esq., who for a one, and a two, was caught by Bradley. Dewes [Ewes] took the bat, but was sadly puzzled by Crosland's slow bowling, and came out bat in hand for two. Benson, after a three and seven singles, was caught by Crosland from his own bowling. Mr. Reed's term of office was very short, and he went out the first or second ball for a cipher; his place was filled by Fowler, who struck hard for a two and three singles, and was taken at the long field from Cros- [Cross- Crosland] land. J. Robinson followed, but added nothing to the score, and was bowled by Crosland. There were two leg byes, one bye, and four wides, [wide] making a total of 65. On the Dalton side, Joseph Thomas went in together with Turnbull, and took the bowling from Letby. He played very carelessly, and shortly run Turnbull 'out for one. John Berry followed. After a two and two singles, Thomas gave way for Andrew Crosland, who, as well as Berry, made some splendid play, hitting Letby's balls in all directions. During their innings, the bowling was changed two or three times-W. Robinson taking John Robinson's ball, and Cox taking Letby's place for an over or two, but without effect. W. Robinson's left hand balls were swift but not effective. Cox was thrown off bowling by a severe hit on the knee, which disabled him for some time. At last Berry was caught by Currer, [Cure] at the wicket, from W Robinson, for a three, six twos, and seven singles, having been missed just before. J. C. Thomas then took the bat, and with a two and three singles was caught by Currer, [Cure] off W. Robinson, and made way for Joseph Berry. Cros- [Cross- Crosland] land was neatly caught by Dewes [Ewes] after very heavy playing, having made two threes, five twos, and nineteen singles, and was followed by Wilson. The fielding was here very bad, Joseph Berry being missed three times he shortly after- [afterwards] wards gave way to J. Noble, having run three threes, seven twos, and six singles. John Robinson had taken the bowling at Letby's end, but after an over or two Letby took the ball again. Wilson, after making a two and ten singles, was followed by Boothroyd, having been caught by Currer, [Cure] off Letby. Boothroyd made a fine hit or two, and with a score of a two and two singles, was taken by Riley, off W. Robinson. His bat was taken by Bradley, who played for hitting, and after two twos was bowled by Letby. Crossley filled his plece, [place] and was stumpt [stumps] by Letby. Noble came out bat in hand, for a two and four singles. Byes, 9; wides, [wide] 10-making a total of 141; leaving 76 for their opponents to tie with. SECOND DAY'S PLAY. During the night a fine rain had fallen, and the ground was in excellent condition, and the balls did not rise so much as on the previous day. The York eleven com- [commenced] menced [mended] the second innings by sending in John Robinson and Riley to the bowling of Crosland and Joseph Berry ; J. Robinson showed beautiful play, and made some fine severe hits, and after making two threes, three twos, and eleven singles, was bowled by Joseph Berry. Riley played a pretty bat, but was not very effective, adding a two and four singles, and then taken by John Berry off Crosland. Fowler soon retired, having made but one single, being bowled by Crosland. The batting of Currer, [Cure] Esq., was neat, but he could make nothing of the close bowling of Crosland and Berry, and retired with four singles, bowled by Crosland. W. Robinson, on going in made a stand, and with afewsevere [severe] and fine hits ran up a creditable score by two threes, two twos, and two singles, when he was bowled by Joseph Berry. Joseph Berry took Taylor, Esq's., wicket for a cipher, and Cox only succeeded in adding a single, being bowled by Crosland. Dewes [Ewes] made a fine hit for three, and was then caught by John Berry off Joseph Berry. Letby was unfortunate, and only had a hit fora single, when he was stumpt [stumps] by Joseph Thomas, from Crosland. Benson did not sustain his usual character for good play, coming out bat in hand for a cipher; and his companion Reed only made a hit for one, when he was caught by Joseph Berry off Crosland. There were three leg byes-making a total of 55 thus loosing in one innings, with 21 to set. The bowling and fielding of the Dalton eleven were excel- [excellent] lent-and [and] notwithstanding the most steady and careful play on the part of the York eleven they could not score. e believe the umpires gave general satisfaction by their decisions, YORK ELEVEN. FIRST INNINGS. SECOND INNINGS. Letby, run 2 st. Jos. 1 Cox, b. Jos. 16 b. Crosland ces [ce] 1 Riley, ce. John Berry............ 2 John 6 W. Robinson,c. Jos. Thomas 18 b. Jos. 12 Currer, [Cure] Esq., b. Jos. Berry.. b. 4 Benson, c. 10 not out........ - Taylor, Esq., c. Bradle [Bradley . 3 b. Jos. Berry. - wes, [West] not out........... 2 ce. John Berry 8 b. Crosland............... [C] Jos. Be il Fowler, c. John Berry.......... 5 b. Crosland 1 J. Robinson, b. Crosland.... b. Jos. Be 23 Byes 1, leg byes 2, wides [wide] 4... 7 Leg byes 3 8 65 55 DALTON ELEVEN. FIRST INNINGS. Jos. Thomas, run 4 Furnbull, [Turnbull] TUN OUL... [OIL] 1 ohn [on] Berry, c. Currer, [Cure] aa 22 Crosland, [C] Dewes...... [Ewes] 35 J.C. Thomas, c. Currer, [Cure] Es 5b Jos. Berry, c. Riley.............. 29 Wilson, c. Currer, [Cure] Esq. 12 Noble, not out. 6 Boothroyd, c. 4 Bradley, b. 4 Crossley, st. Currer, [Cure] Byes 9, Wides 19 Total 141 CRIckET [Cricket] MatcuEs [Matches] To Come.-We understand that in the course of the next and ensuing weeks, several first-rate matches are to be played in the Huddersfield Cricket Ground the first, to come off on Friday next, the 16th, [the] will be between the gentlemen of Manchester against Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield. [Huddersfield] The other arrangements are for Dalton v. Brad- [Bradford] ford, Wakefield v. Hnddersfield, [Huddersfield] and Pontefract v. Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield, [Huddersfield] the days for playing which are not yet fixed. THE GENTLEMEN THE PLAYERS OF YORKSHIRE.- [YORKSHIRE] Owing to some misunderstanding or mismanagement, a good field was not obtained for this match, which was played last Monday and Tuesday, at Sheffield. We are 'ormed [formed] that, under the circumstances, the playing was not and that the Players were easy winners, IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF LORDS. Thursday, August 8. The Summary Jurisdiction (Ireland) Bill was read a second time on the motion of the Marquis of Clanricarde. The Marquis of Lansdowne moved the adoption of the Commons' Amendments on the Ecclesiastical Commission Archbishop of Canterbury moved an amendment to the 13th clause o bil [bill] which was lost on a division, the bill as amended by the Commons, in which the numbers were- [against] against it 27-majority 15. 22 . For the amendment 22, then dispatehed, [disputed] an d their Some other business was lordships adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Thursday, August 8. house, at the morning sitting, was occupied for some time 'in committee upon the Spitalfields and Shoreditch New-street Bill, the discussion involving considerations re- [being] ing the city coal duty. Pon [On] the third reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appro- [Approve- Approbation] iation) [nation] Bill, cr in calling the attention of the Under Secre- [Secure- Secretary] tary [Tar] of State for the Colonies to the subject of the immigra- [immigrant- immigration] tion [ion] of Africans into the West Indian colonies, observed that the condition of the labouring population in these co- [colonies] lonies [lines] demanded serious consideration, and urged an exten- [extent- extension] sion of the period of contract with African immigrants. Mr. HuME [Home] corroborated the remarks of Mr. Bernal, and taxed the Colonial-office with negligence in the matter. He knew no reason why labourers should not be imported from Africa. They would exchange a state of real slavery for one of freedom. Mr. Hawes said, African labourers willing to work had the power of extending their contract, but anything com- [compulsory] ulsory [also] would be objected to by the anti-slavery party. ord Grey had sanctioned the extension of contracts in Guiana, but in Jamaica the sanction of the assembly was required. There was nothing to prevent the immigration of free Africans into the West India colonies, but there was a well-founded objection to the procuring of free Africans through the intervention of slave-dealers on the coast of Africa. The bill then passed. On the second reading of the Crime and Outrage Act (Ireland) Continuance Bill, Mr. SHARMAN CRAWFORD wished to record his vote against the bill at this stage, and, after denouncing it as an unconstitutional measure, moved to defer the second reading for three months. Mr. Anstey, Mr. R. M. Fox, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Hume, and Mr. Roche reiterated their opposition to the bill, which was defended by Sir George Grey. The second reading was carried, on a division, by 89 against 26. The Customs Bill was read a third time and passed, with amendments. On the motion of Mr. Reynolds, the order for resuming the adjourned debate on going into committee upon the Landlord and Tenant (Ireland) (No. 2) Bill was ; so that the bill is lost. At the evening sitting, Sir G. Grey withdrew the Ad- [Administration] ministration of Criminal Justice Improvement Bill, not with the intention of finally abandoning it, the bill being an ex- [extremely] tremely [extremely] valuable one, but because there was not time during the present session for a full consideration of its details. fon [on] J. Russell withdrew the Chief Justices' Salaries Bill. The house then went again into committee upon the Friendly Societies Bill, the remaining clauses of which were agreed to. The Law Fund Duties (Ireland) Bill likewise went through committee. The Transfer of Improvement Loans (Ireland) Bill, and the Lough Corrib [Corrie] Improvement Company Compensation (Ireland) Bill, were read a second time, the latter after a division. The Medical Charities (Ireland) Bill was amended upon the report. SAVINGS' BANKS BILL. On the order for the second reading of this bill, Sir H. Willoughby suggested that it should be postponed until next session. The CHANCELLOR of the EXcHEQUER [Exchequer] said it was with very great regret he had come to the conclusion that he must postpone it until next session. He had been anxious to have had a discussion upon the subject, but in existing circumstances it was hardly worth while to put the house to the trouble of discussing the bill. Mr. HuME [Home] approved of this determination, but urged the importance of dealing with the subject at the earliest period next session. After some conversation on the subject of Savings Banks, the bill was withdrawn. The Copyright of Designs Acts Amendment Bill was committed pro forma. [forms] The Landlord and Tenant (Ireland) Bill was withdrawn. The Union of Liberties with Counties Bill, the General Board of Health (No. 3) Bill, and the Inspection of Coal Mines Bill went through committee. The remaining business having been disposed of, the house adjourned at half-past ten. THE SUNDAY Postacr [Postage] DELIVERY.-On Monday evening, a very crowded public meeting was held in the Freemasons' Tavern, Great Queen-street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, for the purpose of obtaining the immediate rescinding of the recent postal regulations, stopping the delivery of letters and newspapers on Sunday. The chair was taken by Joseph Hume, Esq., M.P. Mr. Mackinnon, [Cannon] M.P., pro- [proposed] posed the first resolution, approving of the excellent system on which the post-office department had been regulated prior to the recent obnoxious restrictions, and that the re- [requirements] quirements [requirements] of the public called for a speedy return to the former practice of postal delivery and despatch of letters. The honourable gentleman observed that it was impossible for Lord John Russell or the government to have acted otherwise than they had. If there was any blame, it was to be attributed to the extraordinary majority of the House of Commons who had sanctioned the new system by their vote.-Mr. Foster, M.P. for Berwick, seconded the resolu- [resolute- resolution] tion, [ion] which was supported by Dr. Webb, of Marylebone.- [Marylebone] The Rev. Dr. Hewlett then came forward to propose an amendment, to the effect that the advantages of a weekly day of rest, whether considered physically, socially, or morally, are far beyond any trifling convenience that might be obtained by infringements of the Sabbath-day, and that as an opportunity has offered of relieving a large number of the industrious classes by the recent postal arrangements from unnecessary labour on the Sunday, that meeting con- [conceived] ceived [received] it highly desirable that the alteration in the post- [post office] office department should have a full and fair trial. er repeated and general interruption and hisses, the rev. gen- [gentleman] tleman [gentleman] concluded by moving the amendment, which was seconded by Mr. Lord, and negatived almost unanimously, The original resolution was then put and carried amidst cheering.-Mr. Locke, M.P., proposed the next resolution, to the effect that the equal and general dissemination of early intelligence was one of the most valuable results of civilisation that the weekly newspapers rendered eminent public service by the efforts made by their conductors to gather and publish early intelligence, and that its transmis- [transmission- transmission] sion by the Saturday night's post, for delivery on Sunday Morning, was a service to the humble and industrious man who could read his newspaper only on the Sunday, was very beneficial to all classes, and that the means offered by such a system were those which involved by far the least inter- [interference] ference [France] with the observances of the seventh day's rest, en- [enjoyment] Joyment, [Employment] or devotion. This was carried; and a petition to the House of Commons adopted. A FEMALE BarristeErR.-At [Barrister.-At] the Guildford assizes, a few days ago, much amusement was created in court in consequence of Mrs. Cobbett, [Corbett] the wife of Mr. Cobbett, [Corbett] who has for some time past been in prison, and who was plain- [plaintiff] tiff in a suit on the civil side, daiming, [aiming] brief in hand, to conduct the case on behalf of her husband. The Chief Baron inquired of Mrs. Cobbett [Corbett] if she had any precedent for such a course of proceeding Mrs. Cobbett [Corbett] replied, that she appeared for her husband, who was the plaintiff in the action, and as in law a man and his wife were considered to be as one, she thought she had a legal right to conduct the case. The Chief Baron again inquired if she had any precedent to produce for such a proceeding. Mrs. Cobbett [Corbett] said, she had appeared in the court of Chancery, and she had also moved the full Court fora habeas. The Chief Baron said, that might be, bnt [bent] the present was a very matter. If she could show him any authority for allowing such a proceeding he would willingly listen to it. Mrs. Cobbett [Corbett] said there was no precedent against it. The Chief Baron said, there could be no precedent for a step which was totally unprecedented and un- [unusual] usual. He would, however, consult his brother Erle, [Ere] and hear his opinion on the subject. On the follow- [following] ing morning, a similar opinion having been expressed by the learned judge, Mrs. Cobbett [Corbett] said that as their lordships had come to this decision, she should place the brief in his lordship's hands, and call upon him to act as counsel, and she said she believed such a course was in accordance with the law of England. She added that her husband was in prison, and could not appear to conduct his own case. Mr. Justice Erle [Ere] said that such a respon- [reason- responsibility] sibility [ability] could not be cast upon the court. He then enquired if Mrs. Cobbett [Corbett] had provided a counsel to conduct her case. She replied that she appeared herself as counsel for her husband. Mr. Justice Frle [Free But I have ruled that you cannot legally be heard. Mrs. Cobbett [Corbett I shall tender a bill of exceptions to your lordship's ruling. Mr. Justice Erle [Ere You cannot do that, because it would be an acknow- [acne- acknowledgment] ledgment [judgment] by the court of your right to appear in the cause. After a short pause, the case was regularly called on, and Mrs. Cobbett [Corbett] tendered herself as counsel for the plaintiff. Mr. Justice Erle [Ere] said he would formally repeat what he had before stated, that the court could not hear her as counsel for her husband, and this would give her an opportunity of trying the question whether his view of the law upon this point was correct. The cause was then called on, and no counsel appearing for the plaintiff, he was nonsuited. [non suited] , BaNQUET [Banquet] IN YORK TO THE LoRD [Lord] Mayor or Lonpon.- [London.- London] The banquet intended to be given at York to the Lord Mayor of London, is to take place on Friday the 25th of October, this day having been named by his Royal High- [Highness] ness Prince Albert, who has graciously signified his inten- [intend- intention] tion [ion] to take part in the entertainment. e Lord Mayor of York, and 104 of the mayors of the principal boroughs in the United Kingdom, will on this occasion make a re- [return] turn tothesplendid [splendid] hospitalitiesshown [hospitality] them at the Mansion- [Mansion house] house; and the committee which has been appointed from the number to carry out the necessary arrangements will invite the royal commissioners of the exhibition of 1851, the executive committee, and secretaries, with 'such other noblemen and gentlemen as they may think most interested in the objects of themeeting. [the meeting. Each mayor is invited to ap- [appear] pear at the banquet in his robes of office, and is further requested to procure a banner, with his own arms, or the arms af be pty [pt] ox perough, [rough] delineated thereon, for the pur- [our- purpose] pose of decora [decors] e Guildhall of ich [inch] i scene of the antertatamant.- [entertainment.- entertainment] eh, te to bots CaRDINAL [Cardinal] WISEMAN.-By letters from Rome we that at the consisto [consist] which is to be held early in the Pe sent month. the Archbishop of Cologne, and the Bishops of Breslau [Brest] and Olmuts, [Limits] are to be promoted to the inalate [inlet] Dr. Wiseman, the present Bisho [Bishop] of the London district, will, at the same time, receive the like di ity, [it] but w the express condition tha [that] ides i which be haa [has] ee t he resides in Rome, which he We have no alteration in our m, activity prevails in all branches of new features to report in the by no means active, and sta inducement to purchasers, last week's prices, and the wages has not yet been ene before entering into new engage result of the price of wool and the wool mains in pretty much the same s last, as also does the yarn trade, ex, purchase rather more freely at the might be repeated without alter. active market at the cloth halls Stocks are unusually low in the m [in] are very firm business in the good for the shipping and home have had a good demand for their obtained, in numerous instances the preceding Monday. inquiry for thrown silks is more this article of from Is. 6d. to 2s, market now stands. market from the continent. The tains [trains] a very firm position, each strengthen prices. WOOL MAR BRITISH. siderably [considerably] less than at this periud [period] year it is therefore prubable [probably] th part of the holders of wovl, [wool] a n trade in yarn and pieces. With those who yet hold, if able stili [still] (under ordinary circumstances in LIvEeRPOOL, [Liverpool] Thursday, Angust [August] the latter, it is a satisfactory feat quantity disposed of during that rid of, with the knowledge besis [basis] sales six weeks afterwards woul [would] Laid Highland Wool, per 241b. [b] White Highland ditto White Cheviot ditto, do WAKEFIELD CorN [Corn] ExcHaNck [Exchange] now partially commencing agricultural districts contain zrea [area] age. other grain moderate. Fresh En demand at last week's rates but foreign are difficult to quit. & Beans rather dearer. Oats ani [an s Arrivals -Wheat, 12,704 [12,W b beans, 516 peas, 213 shelliny. [shilling] Loxpon [Loxton] CorN [Corn] MARKET, Wel [Well] wag not any English wheat on sal rather easier to buy from the fore large. LEEDs [Leeds] Corn EXCHANGE, Tues a moderate show of wheat for the trade ruled steady, at the nominally the same. Beans fully and other articles without alter 4,373; oats, 948; barley, 702; rapeseed, 795; linseed, 1,409. attendance here to-day is youd. [you] last week. peas rather dearer. corn held for more money, which Corn Market, Tuesday plies of wheat from farmers. Mi have to pay last week's prices. A for spring corn. NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE CORN Flow realised former terms. Saturday's rates. change in value. a sale could be effected. 9s. 6d. new bere, at s. to Os. & to 20s. STATE OF TRADE.-MANCHESTE [TRADE.-MANCHESTER] hand yesterday morning. The w ticipated [anticipated] by the most sanguine. be abundant, and exports to this sufficient to regulate the course Nor can the finest weather to the WAKEFIELD CATTLE EXCHAS [EXCESS] day's market we had 750 tine fh quality, and 4,500 sheep. good clearance effected at advance of pigs. BURNING OF THE LORD OF THE day morning last, a fire broke ow steamer, in Bowness Bay. of the Lake, and two boys slept ot were awoke by the fire, and inst on board that vesssel, [vessel] and was 2 by the noise made by the burning Jumped out of bed, and procuring progress. They were not, howeve [however] whole of the interier [interior] of the vesse [vessel] passengers on board on the previet [prevent] was required for the additional supposed that the woodwork had season. PARKHURST [PANKHURST] REFORMATORY P8 hurst [Hirst] Prison and the faet [fate] becomin [become] at Parkhurst, [Pankhurst] and in the town were speedily ordered to the spot, at command were forwarded, with now left standing. We cannot originated, but from the fact tha [that] were found ready dressed, and that flames. Two of the prisoners ' having not only implicated the' incendiary business. The loss 5 Times. HuppersFieip [Huddersfield Printed and is Westgate, by the Rospert [Respect] MICKLETHWAITE, parish of Huddersfield. Jv arket [market] to-. BRADFORD Market, August 7.-Woo plers [peers] cannot iz Yarys, [Yards] - advance sony [son] rally CMeEedod [Commended] ments, [rents] ll PrecEs.-The [Prices.-The] stocks on hand of oe a exceedingly low, and very firm in p HALIFAX, Saturday, August 3.-The OFSte. [Foster] i market is also in sv similar a condit; [condition] LEEDS CLOTH HaLts, [Halt] Augnst [August] 6 RocHDALE, [Rochdale] Monday, August S, 2 Stina [Saint] In wool there is little or no chanve [chance] py MACCLESFIELD, Tuesday, Auonst [Inst] .- tions [tins] is required to make them There are consiile- [Consul- Consul] sucteelin [sterling] ; Continent reporting deficiency of cn, Lonpon, [London] Saturday, August 3. trade for the future continne [continue] fivourad [favoured] in the district is rapiril [April] quantity of English wool in the hands of the inimense [immense] sales of previous may be obtained, as the present price - is not at all high in comparison of farmers might have realised hisher [higher] pric. [price] rewarded with a remunerating price. the trade is very healthy, and there seems ooo. [too] the continuance of a steady demand h i terial [trial] as well as for manufactured be had by ordering them, anil [ail] ir some time for the execution of orders. things last, there is no fear of stocks of -o The public sales in London elosel [lose] on been in progress day by day nearly one bales. That so large an amount coulil [coll] ha LIVERPGOL, [LIVERPOOL] Saturday, August 3.-s, conclusion of the fairs in the ditferent [different] Bscren [Screen] there has been more enquiry for all kins [ins] here being disposed to meet the demand, prices to that would not pay those who bave [ave] Laid Crossed ditto, unwashed. 4 Ditto ditto, washed... I Laid Cheviot ditto, unwashed. Ditto ditto, washed... wheat has sustained from blizht [blight] ani [an] mill opinion obtains that the crop will prove mu in quality and quantity to last year's, and 'vs The arrival of wheat reperte l [report l] this wees supply having been cleared off on 1 nothing fresh up; but the Forein [Foreign] and the weather being fine, the trade w but Monday's prices were firmly mui [mi] and Oats there was not much deine [dene] The complaints of the potac [potato] tensive and unfavourable, this my westward, the wheat crop, it is vill [bill] tea deficient than has been hitherty [hitherto] antici; [anti] ace. LIVERPOOL CorN [Corn] Market, Ties). per Hibernia, with dates from New Yors [York] te and by telegraph, viu [vi] Halifax, tw the 25th UE undue abstraction of the precious mets. [sets] of a less discouraging character with crop. The mischeif [mischief] which has befillen [befallen] any but a short crop. The market firm to-day, without the Spinners are generally working wider Buyers very 20h [H] Bers [Bees] ds. 5d. to 5s. 9d. per stone of Lh. We had also a fair show of lean stuek, [stuck] U4 they got out of the vessel and ran 2) [C] could. The captain of the Latly [Lately] of the stop the flames, which by this time bat 18 Supposed that the fire had a manner The Lord of the sles sales] bud but broke out on Tuesday night, abeut [about] cer [er] be provided, to extinguish it. The bare 5 sever , of their having gone to bed, it 63 the building was fired by their own viously, [obviously] and continued smouldering are im [in] [C] msel es [mel es] es MARKETS. HUDDERSFIELD, TUESDay [Tuesday] Ater [After] lay th trade Or wD Wht [What] i, Tees, tate AS pay cept [Sept] thar [that] late aul [al] On San Pleces [Places] , Ubon [Upon] tO repore [report] a Ty The Hanns [Hands] our trade. rile Tr Dera Dear] 2 The Tig) [Ti] ade [de] a. Min OPT agi [ag] th.- Wa... reall [real] both et day, but the principal part of the busin [business] 8 hoop AAD [AND] Ls. , Skuse [Sykes] trade, Gi Wed buyers in the town during the week, Tho, searcity [society] of goods, and manufacturers ap. 1. prices, which it appears probable wilj [will] bee sheral [choral] - per th. on te Taw [Ta] silk BS, and - KETS. [JETS] EASE uc Vita wlerirel [laurel] Or Preper [Proper] tht [the] te holed, eur fore 1.-The ire IS VEn En] 4 perieel [peril] les [le] th be poe FOREIGN. Lonpon, [London] Monday, August 5.-Tne [5.-Te] marker very firm, and the arrivals of foreign wer [we] comprising only 235 bales from German rem Me 100 from Port Philip, and 514 from sorch [such] A the acewnnts [Agents] C cul [cl] he alli [all] -The Diisnes- [Divines- Divines] welsh Hest [Est] Tees Us Wirt [Writ] Ge vhatuber [haber] THU 5 Hn as tak [take] en tis [is] ioe [ie] rin [in] lay, thiis [this] lays good show of samples trom [from] vessels neuro [Euro] mee [me] Ss Eis [Is] Ovuls. [Evils] - Pray There is, however, a fair sale of wheat 10 Flour is in good dem [de] and oatmeal are dull, without chan Barley and 1 ehevss [eves] fair MARKET. r r Able gust 6.-At our market to-day tule [rule] weather checked business, but the Sw took place cannot be quoted lower thus 2 TH Barley Oats and other fo DUBLIN, Tuesday, August 5.-We dull market to-day for almost every We do not alter our quotations for Indian corn our quotations are merely New MATS WHE [HE] wha [what] 'le A. R, Tues L yoilers [boilers] fornia [fora] were likely to be developed to an est. The ol OXe [One] nance end uf [of] tae [tea] ' Bits et iE, ct beasts lL prices Istes [Sites] WINDERMERE.-At about half-past oY fim [firm] the lt appears at 8 been moored for the night in the bay a bear vt ead [ad] vt yee [see] at woes wou [you] i ae r. ext haw tS ith [it] yi wa peat becume [became] had thus ignited. The damage done and the vessel will be unable to muse . n ar Newel and al ue such 24 yet lew [Lee . there rrongly [strongly] hands mptt [mitt] i ced [ce] ' a ed ab OF og as wre [re] iG ee est put VEOH [WHO] ye - im [in] ye ue a 2 a 2 oad [ad]