Huddersfield Chronicle (11/Jan/1868) - page 5
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St. Paul's Church
St. Paul's Church.- — First Sunday after Epiphany. Morn. : Anthem, 'In the beginning." — Haydn. Hymn 167 O.B. — Even. : Anthem, '"How beautiful are the feet." — Handel. Hymns 216, 303 O.B.
Treat to Employees
Treat to Employees. — On Monday evening last the employes of Mr. Chas. Weiss were entertained to supper at the George Hotel, which was served up in Mr. Nutter's best syle. After supper the usual toasts were drunk, and the evening passed off in a most agreeable manner.
Bible Class Meeting
Bible Class Meeting. — On Thursday evening the annual tea meeting of the Ramsden Street Young Men's 30th Bible Class took place in the junior schoolroom, when about 60 of the members and friends took tea together. After tea, the report was read, and short instructive speeches were given by the teachers and various members of the class. Amusing games were afterwards indulged in until about half-past ten, when the meeting separated.
Stripping House Passages
Stripping House Passages. — Within the last few days several house passages have been stripped of overcoats and other articles of wearing apparel. The robberies have been reported at the police station, and the police are on the qui vive in the hope of detecting the thieves. Meantime, and especially at this gloomy season of the year, occupiers of houses cannot be too cautious in fastening doors, windows, and other means of ingress to their tenements; but, above all, dwellings should never be left unprotected.
A Loyal Irishman Taking the Hint
A Loyal Irishman Taking the Hint. — An amusing instance of a loyal Irishman being induced, by seeing the cartoon in last week's Punch, to enrol himself for appoint-
Police Office, on Monday afternoon. In last week's Punch, it will be remembered, a body of Irishmen were pictorially represented as offering their services to John Bull, who wore the garb of a policeman, and requesting to be supplied with staves, of which there lay a heap on_ the ground ready for distribution to those who had been swornin. The cartoon, which was explained as being "A hint to the loyal Irish," pourtrayed an Hibernian appealing to John Bull, the police officer, thus : — "Ah, thin, Mister Bull, give us the oath and some o' them sticks, sure' there's hundhreds o' the boys as is ready to help ye, sor." The feelings of a loyal Irishman, resident in this town, appear to have been intensified and moved by a glance at the cartoon, and, entertaining a similar conviction, he presented himself at the Police Office, and, with two others of his fellow-countrymen, added his name to the list. The man produced a copy of Punch, on which he appeared to set great store, and, after acknowledging that he had been led to take the hint by seeing the cartoon, said, in broad brogue, and with characteristic humour, Be dad, h'oil be a special."
Huddersfield Working Men's Pig Protection Society
Huddersfield Working Men's Pig Protection Society. — The first annual tea party and soiree in connection with this society was held on Monday evening last, at the house of Mr. George Holmes, the Richmond Inn, Manchester Road, when 50 of the members and friends partook of aa excellent knife and fork tea, served up by the worthy host and hostess. After the repast, Mr. Chas. Hallas, the chairman of the society, took the chair, and Mr. W. J. Crosland occupied the vice-chair. The secretary read over the report and balance-sheet for the past year, both of which showed the society to be in a flourishing condition, the balance in the treasurer's hand being £7. The chairman called upon Mr. Geo. Holmes to make a presentation to the secretary, which consisted of a gold Albert chain and locket, bearing the following inscription : — " Presented to Mr. Joseph Hallas by the Pig Protection Society, for his kind services as secretary. January 6th, 1868." Mr. Holmes, after having made a few very appropriate remarks, gave the present to the secretary, who made a very suitable speech, expressing his grateful feelinzs at having had the honour of receiving such a valuable gift for the services he had rendered to the society. The evening's entertainment then commenced, which consisted of singing, dancing, recitations, &c. Messrs. Conacher and Co,'s splendid brass band was in attendance, and played a selection of very popular music at intervals during the evening.
Lecture on Luther and Loyola
Lecture ON LUTHER AND LoyoLaA. — On Wednesday evening the Rev. Marmaduke Miller delivered a lecture in the Brunswick Street Chapel, the subject being " Luther and Loyola: a parallel and a contrast." The proceedings commenced with singing and prayer. The rev. lecturer stated that he should not go into the theological questions connected with those men, but should give a sketch of their characters and state the reasons why he preferred the Saxon Luther to the Spaniard Loyola. He then gave a sketch of the life of Luther, showing how he had, in the boldest manner, defied the power of the Pope, and how, through his exertions, freedom of worship had been largely extended ; but he dwelt mainly upon his domestic life. Although Luther was a loving and affectionate man, the lecturer did not profess that he was perfect ; but thought it might be said of him " This was a man." Afterwards he sketched the life of Loyola, showing how he relinquished the position of a soldier, and betook himself to preaching; subsequently founding the Order of Jesus. Mr. Miller gave several illustrations for the purpose of showing that the doctrines taught by Loyola led to falsehood. Loyola, who he regarded as the great teacher of falsehood, had stirred up what was almost the dead corpse of Roman Catholicism, and given it new life ; but he was an inferior man to Luther intellectually — for, though his intellect was strong it was narrow — inasmuch as he was prepared to believe any dogma asserted by the church ; while the question with Luther was, not what said the church, but what said God's law. On manifold grounds he preferred the Saxon to the Spaniard. The meeting concluded with the Doxology.
Distribution of Prizes at St. Paul's School
Distribution of Prizes at St. Paul's School. — The annual distribution of prizes to the scholars of St. Paul's Church Sunday School for good conduct and regular attendance took place on Monday evening in the boys' schoolroom, Princess Street. The room was crowded by the parents of the children and friends of the school.
The Rev. G. G. Lawrence, M.A., incumbent of St. Paul's, occupied the chair. A short address was given by the rev. chairman, who at its conclusion distributed prizes consisting of books to the following boys: A. E. Wade, Fred Moore, J. T. Riley, Tom Leonard, W. H. Clarkson, Ben Lee, James Walton, Beaumont Taylor, R. Clarkson, G. T. Wade, Lewis Moore, W. H. Shaw, A. Nichols, Robert Tattersall, John Mills, and Tom Tattersall.
Prizzs were also distributed to 42 girls. Addresses were also delivered by the Rev. Dr. Mccann, the Rev. J. Freeman, Mr. J. Beaumont, Superintendent of the Sunday School, and other friends. A number of the Sunday School teachers and a few amateurs sang several pieces. Miss Fawcett presided at the pianoforte. A magic lantern was afterwards exhibited by Mr. J. R.
Dore and Dr. Mccann, the latter gentleman giving short explanations of the numerous scriptural and historical scenes as they were exhibited. Votes of thanks were accorded to the exhibitors and chairman, and the meeting closed with the National Anthem,
Messrs. W. and G. Pinder's Circus
Messrs. W. and G. Pinder's Circus. — A capital entertainment was given at the circus of Messrs. Pinder, St. Peter Street, on Tuesday evening, when Mr. M. A.
Myers, clown, vaulter, and rider, whose engagement with the spirited proprietors of this establishment closes this evening (Saturday), took his benefit. There is no extra-
vagance in asserting that Mr. Myers has established himself a favourite in this town ; or, if any doubt about it had previously existed, a densely crowded building and a cordial reception such as was accorded to him on his benefit night, would have dispelled that doubt in a trice.
Every part of the house was filled to overflowing, and many who were anxious to honour Mr. Myers by their presence were compelled to retrace their footsteps. The proprietors of this admirably-managed hippodrome have, during their sojourn in our midst, catered in no measured degree for the amusement and pleasure of the public (and, by the way, their resources for giving first-class equestrian performances are as ample and varied as ever); but, on this occasion, in every department, the performers, inspired with fresh courage and an unsatiated desire to please the vast auditory, appeared to excel in every feat, whether mental or physical, which they undertook to accomplish. The wit and humour of the clowns afforded an unusual amount of merriment, the risible faculties of the people being kept incessantly in play ; the vaulting was astounding; the exhibitions of horsemanship preeminently attractive; the acrobats (the Hogini family), went through a series of matchless feats with ineffable delicacy and adroitness; and the tours de force of the trapezists (Orlando Brothers) required extraordinary selfpossession and fortitude. Skill and elegance is characteristic of the riding, and, the juvenile riders, although of tender years, are certainly not novices in the art of riding ; but manage their respective horses very creditably.
The leaping over broad banners and through balloons, and other acts of a similar class, are neatly executed. Miss Nelly, the petit rider, is being trained in a good school, as will be seen by the unflinching serenity with which she goes through her arduous task of jumping through rings, balloons, &c. Miss Griffiths isa graceful and expert rider ; and in the leaping acts in which she appears, as well as her other displays on horseback, she acquits herself most creditably. The same species of laudation will equally apply to Master J. Pinder, an attractive little fellow, whose erial flights are as astounding as are those of his fair competitors. Mr. John Pearson isasuperiorequestrian ; and his bareback riding is as successful as it is satisfactory to those who witness it ; and, on Tuesday night, Mr. Myers who was the bareback rider par excellence, appeared on herseback, in a representation of the Roman Gladiators. Mr. Myers manfully exerted himself, and, to maintain his fame, worked with might and main. Indeed, he could not disguise the exhaustion under which he was labouring ; and his failure in throwing a somersault over 10 horses was solely attributable to his unwearied efforts inthe early part of the evening. In the feat alluded to, Mr. Myers fell upon the back of the tenth horse ; but the double somersault over three horses was cleverly turned, and, as Mr. Myers retired, he was cheered vociferously. Mr. Myers re-appeared in the ring; and addressed the audience, thanking them for past favours, and expressing a wish for the prosperity of the town. equestrian act, in which three ladies (Miss Griffiths, Miss Ward, and another lady) take part, was represented. The riders were bedecked with ribbons, and the competitor who secured the greatest number of flaunting ribbons was considered the victor. The game was well played, and much interest excited as to the lady in whose favour the wheel of fortune should turn. The complicated exploits of the Brothers Orlando on the trapeze are startling; and in their famous adventures they are repeatedly applauded. The drawing-room entertainment in which the Hogini family make their appearance nightly is of itself well worth visiting. Mr. Hogini is a powerful acrobat ; and his two sons have evidently been tutored to perfection in the art. In this line of business, it is the most novel entertainment extant. The tricks, which are inconceivably complex, are actively performed; and terminate with beautiful representations of statuettes, the attitudes being extremely pretty. After the entertainment, the juvenile performers are literally assailed with oranges, and quit the arena amid thunders of applause. The performance con-
Richard I1., or The Battle of Bosworth Field, in which the entire company and the fine stud of horses, are brought into requisition. The principal parts in the spectacle are Richard III. and the Earl of Richmond, taken respectively by Mr. G. Pinder and Mr. W. Vokes, both of whom assume a warlike sternness and play their parts well. On Thureday evening a performance was given in aid of the and for the relief of widows and orphans of deceased
' bis benefit, Oddfellows ; and last evening (Friday) Mr. Watson took On both occasions the place was well filled.
ment as a special constable, occurred at the Borough ?
cludes with an equestrian spectacle, entitled the Tragedy of
Fitzwilliam Street Ragged School
Fitzwilliam-street Ragged School. — The secretary of the Fitzwilliam Street Ragged and Industrial School has received from George Brooke, Esq., of Spring Wood, a donation of £5, which at this season is particularly acceptable, the funds being low and the demands greatly on the increase.
Breaking into a Rag Warehouse
Breaking into a Rag Warehouse. — Between 7 p.m. on Tuesday and 7 a.m, on Wednesday, the rag warehouse of Mr. Samuel Oates, rag dealer, Post-office Yard, was broken into, the thief, in order to obtain access, displacing a number of slates from the roof. The desk, which had been left unlocked, was ransacked, but, the cash having been removed on the previous night, the errand of the thief was futile.
The West Yorkshire Loan Society v. John Taylor and Others
The West Yorkshire Loan Society v. John Taylor and Others. — At the Police Court on Tuesday a complaint was laid by John Broadbent, the secretary of the above society, for the purpose of testing their powers under the new "Act to amend the laws relating to Loan Societies" over a debtor who may have executed a deed of assignment under the Bankruptcy Act. Mr. Dranstield appeared for the defendant, and produced the registered deed and certificate thereof, and showed that by the Bankruptcy Act, the deed had become as binding on all dissentient creditors as if they had actually signed the deed. The bench so decided, and dismissed the complaint as against Taylor, but made an order upon the defendants,
Inaugural Meeting of the Anglo-French Club
Inaugural Meeting of the Anglo-french Club. — This club (the objects of which are to teach French conversation by means of readings, lectures, and discussions, conducted in the French language) was founded in November last, and held its inaugural meeting in the rooms of Mr. Sims, at the bottom of the new market, last Saturday, when between 20 and 30 of its members sat down to a knife and fork tea. Mr. Sims must have been aware that these gentlemen, with French proelivities would be very exacting in any matter that affected their stomachs, for the tea he provided was most recherche, and reflected the greatest credit upon the host and hostess. After tea the chair was occupied by Monsieur Feugly, the president. The rules of the club were definitively decided upon, and officers were elected for the year.
Swearing in of Special Constables
Swearing-in of Special Constables. — Although the local authorities are not apprehensive of any outbreak of Fenian feeling, yet the disquieting reports from other towns warrant them in adopting such precautions as would, in case of necessity, be adequate to preserve the peace and quietude of the town, protect those who are not able to defend themselves, and allay the fears of all timorous citizens. The magistrates were busily engaged on Saturday administering the oath to several hundred men, all of whom were voluntarily enrolled; and the period for which each man is sworn to do duty, should his services unfortunately be required, is six months. On Saturday a number of those who had previously tendered themselves for a pointment, bodies of workmen, rifle volunteers, and other citizens desirous of showing their loyalty, were sworn in. In the morning, at the Police Court, the following were duly installed, by Messrs. G. Armitage and Wright Mellor : — Men employed at the gas works, under Mr. Burgess, 535 post office officials, 13; men in the employ of Messrs. William Fawcett and Sons, joiners, 20; and three other inhabitants. In the afternoun, Mr. G. Armitage, Mr. Wright Mellor, and Lieut.-colonel Brooke attended at the Armoury, and administered the oath to the following men : — 286 rifle volunteers; 20 men in the employ of Messrs. H. and E. Wrigley, cotton spinners; and nine others ; making a total of 406. Three magistrates (G. Armitage and J. T. Armitage, Esqs., and Lieut. Colonel Brooke,) attended at the armoury on Wednesday afternoon and evening, andswore in other batches of "specials," The total number of rifle volunteers enrolled up to the present time is 322; and 218 other citizens; making a total of 540, all of whom voluntary offered their services.
Dinner to Volunteers
Dinner to Volunteers. — Last Saturday evening (being the first Saturday in the New Year) the officers of No. 3 Company of the 6th W.Y.R.V. invited their men to dinner at the Crown Hotel (Mr. John Haigh's), 82 members being present ; Captain Day in the chair, supported by Lieutenant Lowenthal and Ensign Brooke. After the loyal toasts had been proposed, the army, navy, militia, volunteers, and yeomanry were given. — Sergeant-Major Hunneybell responded, and said that, in the present age, the pluck and courage of British soldiers and sailors was not behind former ages ; but, it was even more courageous and clever, showing greater strategy and even greater perseverance. He also gave some particulars of the hardships endured and abilities displayed during the Indian mutiny. — Captain Day proposed the health of the members, in a neat short speech, finishing up with wishing them the compliments of the season, Lieutenant Lowenthal following with a few appropriate remarks respecting the general efficiency of the company. — Ensign Brooke Particularly impressed upon the members the utility of the shooting club. — After a few remarks made by Colour-sergeant Cliffe and Sergeant Johnson, Sergeant Barras proposed the healths of the Captain, Lieutenant, and Ensign, which were received with musical honours. — Captain Day said he was sorry to inform them that Corporal Beaumont was going to leave them, he having joined the company formed at Outlane. He therefore proposed the health of Corporal Beaumont, and it was also received with enthusiasm. — The newly-made corporals were then toasted, after which, Captain Day proposed the health of Sergeant-major Hunneybell, which was carried with tremendous cheering, the whole company singing a few lines of Rule Britannia, when the SergeantMajor responded in a very feeling manner, during which he gave some good hints to the members for the coming season. The toast of the " Ladies" was duly honoured, and the company broke up about eleven o'clock by singing the National Anthem.
Board of Guardians
Board of Guardians. — Yesterday the fortnightly meeting of the Guardians of the Huddersfield Union was held in the Board Room, John Street. Mr. Jas. Wrigley presided. On Tuesday last Mr. Cane, the Government inspector, visited the Birkby Workhouse, and had sent an intimation to the Guardians that he should make his report on the state of the house to the Poor-law Board. With regard to Deanhouse Workhouse, the inspector visited it the same day, and complained of the unsatisfactory condition of two imbecile inmates, one of whom the inspector considered ought to be removed to an asylum. -
In the afternoon of the same day the chairman had an interview with the inspector, and explained to him the peculiar circumstances connected with the two cases of imbecility, with which explanation the inspector seemed satisfied. — Mr. John Hampshire, assistant overseer for Upperthong, proposed Mr. James Holmes, the guardian for the township, as one of his sureties, in the place of Mr. Newton Wimpenny resigned. The Board accepted the nomination — Mr. Jessop's (schoolmaster, of Kirkheaton) bill for teaching the children of the workhouse for the last quarter was again laid before the Board, and, in reply to Mr. Cocking's application, the schoolmaster stated that in future he should charge £16 per quarter for teaching the children. This sum the Board considered very large, especially as the Guardians had to make good all books, slates, &c., destroyed by the children. A short discussion ensued, and ultimately the matter was left in the hands of the Kirkheaton visiting committee to make the best arrangement they could with Mr. Jessop. — Mr. John Hall, a tailor, of Glossop, applied to have an apprentice from the Deanhouse Workhouse. The clerk was instructed to communicate with the guardians of Glossop, and if the reply was satisfactory the boy was to go two months on
1 Three persons applied in answer to the advertisement fora nurse to the Birkby hospital. The first was Miss Sarah Ann Stewart, of St. Helens, but who is on a visit to some friends at Ivy Cottage, Berry Brow ; Jane Wilson, widow, Manchester; and E. Shaw, widow, Newtown. After the candidates had been questioned by the chairman and their testimonals examined, Mr. Gilbert Wilson proposed, and Mr. Mellor seconded the appointment of Miss Stewart, who was the successful applicant. — The subject of additional hospital accommodation was introduced by the chairman, who considered that something should be done to remedy the deficiency. There were three ways open to the Guardians. The first was to rent one or two cottages for hospital accommodation ; but this he thought could scarcely be attained: because landlords would not let their houses for such a pu The second was the erection of a temporary wooden shed ; and the third way was to remain quiescent as they had been for some time past. Mr. Cane had suggested the erection of a wooden shed, one of which was now in use in Manchester and answered very well indeed. After alluding to the crowded state of the house, the Chairman suggested the formation of a committee to investigate the matter, and to report to the next meeting of the Board. It was resolved that the following gentlemen, two from each sectional Board, should form a committee of investigation, and report to the next meeting; Messrs. Batley and Holmes, of Holmfirth ; Schofield and Vickerman, of Kirkheaton ; Hirst and Marsden, of Slaithwaite ; Lidster and Turner, of Huddersfield; the chairman and_vicechairman being members of the same committee.- — It was announced that Clifford, who is boring for water at Crosland Moor, had got to a depth of 62 yards, and that the water which a fortnight since was within 35 yards of the surface, was now only 25 yards from the surface. After a short discussion it was decided to proceed with the work to the depth of 70 yards. — The following is the returns of the relief granted during the past fortnight. Indoor, 404, as against 357 in the corresponding period last year. Outdoor, Huddersfield district, 1,993, at a cost of £145 8s. 1ld.; Kirkburton, 843, cost £62 2s. 1d. ; Holmfirth, 493, at a cost of £38 3s. 11d. ; Slaithwaite, 670, cost £55 19s. 11d. ; non-resident poor, 193 ; total relief granted to 4,201 persons £301 14s. 10d.
Halifax Mechanics' Institute Soiree
Halifax Mechanics' Institute Soiree. — The annual soiree of the Halifax Mechanics' Institute was held on Wednesday evening, under the presidency of Mr. T. Hughes, M.P., Mr. Stansfeld, M.P., and Lieut.-colonel Akroyd, M.P., all of whom addressed the meeting. Education was the subject referred to by all the speakers, and the arguments in favour of a compulsory system were fully stated.
Change Ringing. On Sunday evening the following company of change ringers ascended the tower of St. John's Parish Church, Halifax, and rung on the heavy peal of eight bells, at the first attempt, a true and complete peal of Kent Treble Bob Major, consisting of 1,8c8 changes, being the same number of changes as the present year of our Lord, which they completed just before the commencement of evening service, in one hour and sixteen minutes, the men being placed in the following order: — T. Haigh, Huddersfield, treble; J. Hardcastle, St. John's, Halifax, 2nd; A. Sykes, Huddersfield, 3rd ; J. Illingworth, Liversedge, 4th; S. Blackburn, Liversedge, 5th ; C. Clegg, Huddersfield, 6th; J. Briggs, All Souls', Halifax, 7th; E. Smith, All Souls', Halifax, tenor.
The peal was composed and conducted by T, Haigh, Weight oi tenor, 23 cwt.
"Daniel in Babylon"
"Daniel in Babylon." — This is the subject of a lecture announced in our advertising columns to be delivered on Wednesday next in Queen Street Chapel, by the Rev. W. M. Punshon, M.A., of London. The rev. lecturer is well known as an able and accomplished preacher and lecturer, and will, no doubt, attract a large audience.
Dog Licenses. — The licenses for keeping dogs issued last summer expired on the 31st ult., and will require to be renewed immediately by persons who intend to keep any dog or dogs of the age of six months and upwards. In addition to the license duty of 5s., persons who kept dogs before May last have still 7s. to pay, under the old Ws.
Meeting of Clerks
Meeting of Clerks. — Last night the clerks in the employ of the different railway and canal companies dined together at the Pack Horse Hotel. The chair was taken by Mr. D. Lea, of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company ; and Mr. Liddell, of the Great Northern Railway Company, wasthe vice-chairman. After a sumptuous repast, for which the host (Mr. H. Burley) was highly praised, songs were sung and toasts honoured.
Death of the "Batley Sentinel"
Death of the Batley Sentinel." — Six months ago a few disaffected persons, who fancied themselves unrepresented in the local press of Dewsbury, resolved on aving an organ of their own, which resulted in the starting of the Batley Sentinel. Like many others of a similar class, which have been started with no higher claim than selfishness to recommend them, the Sentinel dragged its slow length along for six months, and on Saturday last was added to the already long list of departed penny papers. When a few more of the same class have been gathered to their rest the atmosphere of journalism will have been purified from the blight which has for some time hung over it. — Dewsbury Chronicle.
Change in the Name of the Incumbent of St. John's
Change in the Name of the Incumbent of St. John's. — The Queen has been pleased to grant unto Walter Charles Edwin Owen, clerk, M.A., incumbent of St. John's, Huddersfield, her Royal license and authority that he and his issue may (in compliance with a clause contained in the last will and testament of Amy Sutton, late of Hardwick Hall, in the parish of Ellesmere, Salop, and of Resby, Suffolk) use the surname of K m alone, and in lieu of that of Owen, and that he and they may bear the arms of Kynaston alone, as used by the late Sir John Roger Kynaston, Bart., at time of his decease.
Penny Savings' Banks
Penny Savings' Banks.
Huddersfield Mechanics' Institution: On Saturday and Monday nights 263 depositcrs paid in £58 15s. 9d., and 50 withdrew £30 10s. 84d.
Almondbury Mechanics' Institution : On Saturday 48 depositors paid in £3 4s. 0d. Withdrawals, £1 0s. 34d.
Lockwood Mechanics' Institution: On Saturday 138 depositors paid in £7 16s. 3d.; five withdrew £1 8s, 6d.
Milnsbridge Penny Savings' Bank : On Saturday the deposits were £2 13s. 4d. Withdrawals, 9s. 6d.
St. John's, Hillhouse: On Monday 52 depositors paid in the sum of £2 6s. 2d.; and four withdrew £1 14s. 6d.
St. Thomas' Branch of the Yorkshire Penny Savings Bank : On Monday 48 depositors paid in £15 4s. 7d. ; two withdrew £1 12s, 5d.
The Church Ragged School
The Church Ragged School. — Last night the children who attend the Church Ragged School partook of their annual tea, in the schoolroom, Wellington Buildings, Queen Street. Between seventy and eighty of these outcasts were treated to a plentiful supply of bread, butter, and tea, and each one was afterwards presented with a monstre currant bun. The schoolroom had been beautifully decorated, for the occasion, by Mr. Allott, the schoolmaster, and on the walls, in laurel leaves, were the words, "Long live our patrons." The walls were also adorned with a large aumber of beautifully coloured prints, representing numerous passages of Scripture history, the gift of Mr. Thomas Allen. Among those present on the occasion were the Revs. G. G. Lawrence, W. Bromley, Messrs. T. H. Buttye, J. Hinchliffe, J. R. Dore, and others, After the scholars and friends had partaken of tea, they adjourned to the large hall, at the top of the building, where Mr. J. R. Dore exhibited a magic lantern, containing historical and seriptural views, scenes in Rome, Turin, Switzerland, Venice, Paris, London, and other plices ; photographs of scripture paintings by the old masters, &c. At the conclusion of this part of the evening's entertainment the children sang, in a highly creditable manner, several pieces of music. Each scholar was then presented with a couple of oranges and a new penny piece. After singing the National Anthem, and giving three hearty cheers for the Vicar of Huddersfield, the supporters of the school, Mr. Battye, and Mr. Allott, the meeting terminated.
Rev. Marmaduke Miller on Patriotism
Rev. Marmaduke Miller on Patriotism. — In the course of a sermon, preached on Sunday evening, in the Free Wesleyan Chapel, Brunswick Street, the Rev. M. Miller, alluded to patriotism. In his opinion, the great reason why Jonah would not engage in the work which God had pointed out to him was that he wanted Nineveh to be destroyed; and he added: — "Patriotism is a very noble virtue, but there is always great danger lest patriotism should descend into a vice. Nationality is an ordination of God. There is nothing wrong in loving our own nation better than any other nation on the face of the earth. Itis pleasant, it is beautiful, to see a man loving his own nation, whether he be English, Irish, Scotch, or Swiss. It is pleasant to see a man loving his own nation, even though it is a beggarly nation. There is nothing wrong in a man loving his own family better than any other family in the town. That is right. There is nothing wrong in a man desiring, most of all, the prosperity of his own family; but if he should go beyond that, and desire to see his own family prosper at the expense and ruin of some other family, in them being made poorer, then it degenerates into vice, and it is wicked before God. Then legitimate self-love has degenerated into selfishness; and even so with patriotism. Itis right to love your own nation best. I always plead guilty to that myself. While I would give all men — men of every nation — the hand of brotherhood, J would give the hand of the man of my own nation the warmest and the heartiest shake. I love them best; but if we allow this feeling of nationality and patriotism to degenerate into national selfishness, and we desire to see our own nation prosper at the expense and ruin of other nations, then it is wicked before God. We have a sort of feeling, which looks very ridiculous when put into words, yet we have a sort of feeling — and it is fostered and nursed very largely — as though Englishmen were a kind of special favourites with God — that we English people live in a court of God's inner circle, and those miserable French people, Austrians, and all those other folks, are in the outer court a long way off, and that we are in the centre court, under the eye of God. That is the sort of feeling, and I fear to such an extent does that feeling exist that many think they can violate God's great moral law and yet receive no punishment. We think itis quite natural that punishment should come upon the French aiter the French Revolution, and upon the Americans on account of their slavery ; but, as for us, we can do as we like. That is the sort of feeling we have; but we do not put it into words because it looks ridiculous and contemptible."
Clear Conscience of a Manchester Clothier: Defrauding a Railway Company
Clear Conscience of a Manchester Clothier. — Defrauding a Clear Company. — At the Huddersfield Police Court, on Saturday, before Messrs. G. Armitage anc J. Beaumont, an elegantly-dressed young man, named David Blackburn, manufacturing clothier, wholesale and for exportation, Church Street, Manchester, was charged with cheating the London and North Western Railway Company. Mr. C. E. Freeman (Messrs. Brook, Freeman, and Batley) who prosecuted, explained te the Bench that the defendant obtained a ticket to convey him from Manchester to Ashton and back, but came on to Huddersfield, paying the difference in fare at Longwood; and returned from Huddersfield to Manchester with the return half of the ticket from Ashton to Manchester, thereby defrauding the company of the fare for the journey between Huddersfield and Ashton. Under the Railway Clauses' Act the defendant had rendered himself liable to a penalty of 40s. and costs. — Henry Lawley, station-master at Longwood, stated that, on the 10th ult., the defendant arrived at Longwood by the train due at ten o'clocka.m. He had the return half of a ticket from Ashton to Manchester ; but paid the difference of fare and came on to Huddersfield. Tickets of the same description had been presented before ; and they had reason to suspect that some person was attempting to defraud the company. He communicated with the ticket collector at Miles Platting ; and the defendant was reported to the superintendent. The company was being regularly defrauded by persons to whom return tickets were issued. — In defence, Blackburn stated that they had a small place of business at Ashton as well as in Manchester, and he travelled to and from these places four times per week. On the Tuesday morning in question, after he had left the office, there came, by telegram, an order for some goods which they had not in stock. The order was brought to him at the platform of the station in Manchester ; and he then decided to come on to Huddersfield to try to get the goods. He paid the difference of fare from Ashton to Huddersfield, at the Longwood station; he could not meet with the goods at Huddersfield ; and afterwards took a return ticket from Huddersfield to Leeds. He returned at a quarter-past three o'clock from Leeds, and went direct to Manchester. He did not get out at Huddersfield ; but it never struck him that he was travelling without ticket until questioned at Miles Platting. At once he found he was in error, and said he got in at Staleybridge. — Mr. Armitage: That was not true. — Mr. Beaumont: You was returning from Leeds. — Mr. Armitage: If you admit it, it is useless going further into the case. — Defendant: It is attempted to be inferred that I wanted to defraud the company. — Mr. Beaumont: There is no doubt aboutit, in my opinion. — Defendant: My own conscience is clear about it ; and I am entirely in your hands. — Mr. Beaumont: It is as clear a case as ever I met with; and, upon a manin your station, I should inflict the full penalty. — Mr. Armitage: There is no necessity to go into the case. You admit everything. — Defendant : With the exception of the intent to defraud the company. — Mr. Armitage: It is a gross ease ; and we fine you in the full penalty of 40s. The expenses are heavy, but the practice must really be put a stop to. — Mr. Beaumont (to defendant): A man in your position ought to know better than a poor or drunken man. — Defendant: I shall never try to justify myself before a magistrate again as long asI live. — Mr. Armitage: We ecnsider it a very gross case. — Mr. Beaumont: It is as gross a case as ever I heard. — Defendant: As I said before, I shall never attempt to justify myself before a magistrate again. — Mr. Armitage: You can do as you like. — Mr. Beaumont: But pay your fare, and do honestly. — Defendant was going to speak, but he was checked. — Mr. Beaumont (to Mr. Freeman): I hope you will publish it at the stations that such a man has been fined. — Mr. Freeman promised the magistrates it should be done. — Defendant (to magistrates): I am sorry, indeed, that you have taken that view of it. — Mr. Beaumont: I have no doubt you are sorry. — Mr. Armitage hoped the defendant's name would be published at the stations, and that it would be a warning to others. — The defendant, who had over £4 to pay, seemed nonplussed by the severity of the magistrates.
Horbury Working Men's Conservative Association
Horbury Working Men's Conservative Association. A meeting of this association took place at the Fleece Inn, Horbury, on Monday evening; Mr. W. M. Lomax, president, in the chair. Resolutions were proposed and carried condemning Fenianism. Mr. Lomax spoke at some length. In the course of his remarks he condemned the way that some of the leading members of the Liberal party were going about making speeches condemning Fenianism, but couching their remarks in such terms as only to add fuel to the fire, by dwelling on grievances of Treland, whereas when they were in office these Liberals did not try to remove those grievances. The Rev. J. Sharp also tnade an able speech. Mr. H. Wilson, a working man said he was no speechmaker, but he read an able letter which he had written in denunciation of Fenianism and in support of Conservative principles,
Leeds Borough Gaol
Leeds Borough Gaol. — The magistrates of th borough of Leeds have resolved to appoints Roman Catholie chaplain for the gaol of that borough, at a salary of £100 a-vear.
A Passenger Determined to Catch the Train
A Passenger Determined to Catch the Train. — "Time and train wait for no man" is a proverb which cannot be too indelibly impressed on the memories of railway passengers. There are a class of travellers whose principal trait is procrastination ; and, when they arrive at a station and discover they are "just in time to be too late," the only consolation they have is in the fact that there will be another train in "about an hour;" and so they employ themselves, not very profitably, in promenading the platform, or becoming a near companion of the fire in the waiting-room. But, on Sunday evening the railway officials at the Station, were put to the inconvenience of a fellow who, although too late for a train which would, at least, have facilitated him in travelling to Stockport, neither believed in parading the platform of the Station, nor in forming an acquaintance with the glowing fire of a waiting-room. The man, it seems, presented himself at one of the booking offices, and procured a ticket for Stockport; but, as the train by which he was to be conveyed would not be due for some time, he again strayed into the town, and returned with a weight which prevented his arriving at the station precisely in time to meet the next train for Stalybridge. The train had departed; and the forlorn passenger was given to understand, by the night watchman, that it would be impossible for him to reach Stockport that night. The man, however, objected to being enlightened by a watchman, or beaten by a railway tram; and, proceeding in the direction of the tunnel, darted forward, to the great astonishment of the solitary railway official, with the words on his lips "Tl cateh the train at Stalybridge." It could not be supposed that the foolish man intended to catch the train which had preceded him ; but that he purposed meeting one at Stalybridge by which he could proceed to Stockport, a task which would, however, have been as difficult to perform as attempting to overtake the train in advance. The watchman endeavoured to communicate, as best he could, with the pointsman at the mouth of the tunnel, and at length succeeded in gaining his attention. The disappointed passenger was heard rushing headlong through the tunnel; and the night officials were at a loss as to what course they should adopt to capture the septs. Signals and cries were of no avail; but, after the lapse of some time, an engine was despatched, and the man was captured at Golcar, and safely conveyed back to Huddersfield.
Father Dwyer on the Fenian Movement
FATHER DWYER ON THE FENIAN MOVEMENT.
The Rev. Father Dwyer, of the Roman Catholic Church, New North Road, previous to commencing his sermon on Sunday, made some remarks on Fenianism, with which we have been favoured as follows : — "Beloved brethren, — In the present critical state of public feeling, it behoves us to be more than ordinarily cautious, both in our conversation and conduct, so as not to destroy or shake that confidence, kind treatment, strict justice, impartiality, and friendship which has hitherto been so generously accorded us by our magistrates, employers, and the inhabitants of Huddersfield generally. As regards ourselves, perhaps the most unfortunate feature connected with the affair is the fact that the terms 'Irishman' and ' Fenian' are getting to be looked upon as almost synonymous. Happily, however, we are all in a position to repudiate that imputation with honest indignation and scornful contempt. No, my dear brethren, far from having any connection with, or sympathy for, this movement, I feel satisfied there is not one amongst us who is so far deluded nor who can bring to mind the awful crimes which have been recently committed with any other emotions than those of horror and abhorrence of those crimes and their perpetrators, and of sympathy and condolence for the unfortunate, unoffending victims. To interpret the word 'Fenian' into ' Irishman,' besides being unjust, is incompatible as applied to us. And why? Because the majority of the Irish are Catholics, and whilst we will never forget that we are Irish, and can never feel happy so long as our grievances remain unalleviated, yet, as Catholics — listening to the voice and teachings of our holy religion — it is obviously impossible for us to countenance such modes of secking redress as the fearful deeds to which I have just alluded, nor, indeed, to view them in any other light than that of reckless, wicked, and irreligious acts. Then, my brethren, I am sure our conduct in the future, ag in the past, will prove that the enrolment of constables, and other precautions which the authorities of the town are taking, however desirable in other respects, are unnecessary 23 far as we are concerned, and that by our industry and sobriety we will do all we can to strive to retain that respect and friendship so far shown towards us, and which, I believe, is not unmerited."