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8 THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, MAY 11, 1850. imam ee HUDDERSFIELD GLEE CLUB. ANNIVERSARY DINNER. The usual annual dinner of the members and friends of this useful society took place at the George Hotel, on Wednesday afternoon, under the able presidency of JOHN FREEMAN, Esq. (president of the club.) The vice-chair was occupied by C. W. Brook, Esq. Upwards ot forty members and guests partook of the repast, which was served up in Mr. Wigney's [Wine's] best style, and elicited, as it deserved, the encomiums of the company who partook of it. Among the professional members present were Mrs. Sunderland, Mr. and Mrs. Horn, Mr. and Mrs. ly. Peace, iiss [Miss] Whitham, Messrs. Battye, Oldfield, Milnes, Don- [Donnelley] nelley, [Nelly] Hirst, Ke. The cloth having been drawn, the assembled company gave, with marked effect, the Non Nobis [Nibs] Domine, [Dominie, after which, The CHAIRMAN said the first toast which they, as loyal subjects, were called upon to do honour to was that of Her Majesty the Queen, -which was one of pleasure under ordinary circumstances, but especially so at the present moment, on the eve of her Majesty having contri- [country- contributed] buted [bute] to the pleasure of her subjects by ler [Lee] safe delivery of another illustrious prince, (Hear, hear.) The toast was drank with cheers. God save our Gracious Queen was ther [the] given by the professional singers, the solo parts being rendered by Mrs. Sunderland, and the company joining in hearty chorus. Mr. 'iorn, [iron] on this occasion, and throughout, the evening, pre- [presided] cided [sided] at the piano-forte. The CHsIRMAN [Chairman] again rese, [sere] and observed that the next -oast [east] was the health of a gentleman who, he believed, cvery [very] well-wisher of his country would delight to honour, aud [and] that was His Royal Highness Prince Albert (hear, hear), and, coupled with him, the rest of the Royal Family. The toast having been duly honoured, Hail Star of Bruns- [Burns- Brunswick] wick, was given in a very superior manner by Messrs. u. Peace, and Battye, The PRESIDENT, on again rising, said he had next to what must, in reality, be considered the toast of une [one] evening, 'ihe [the] Huddersfield Glee Club, (hear, hear) ; and, in dving [doing] so, he felt it his duty to make a few remarks, 'a order that al present might understand the position of -he club, and, by so understanding it, learn what were the pans of the committee in the future, as well as what had oc- [occurred] curred [cured] in the past year. (Hear.) Although much progress was made in 1849, as compared with the previous year, he was happy to say that, in the present session, they stood n a much better position than for several years past. He ihe [the] President) bore testimony to the great exertions of the committee fur the past year; and, but for the regular ttendance attendance] of all parties interested, the club could not Gave been placed in the proud position it was now in. There were a few-and only a few-subscriptions outstand- [out stand- outstanding] ng, and taking these as paid, they had a balance left in hand of 7. 10s. 4d. (hear, hear), after paying all the expenses of the past year-besides, which, they had pur- [our- purchased] vhased [chased] and paid for a new piano (hear, hear); and the committee had decided to offer a sum for a prize glee, to ve ready in September next, and with the performance of which they also purposed to commence the next session. (Cheers.) These, and many other inducements had been out by the committee so as to make the club worthy tae [tea] support of the public at large. The club, as many were aware, was established some twenty-three years ago, and, at that time, consisted of gentlemen in the town, who met not only for professional amusement but for private practice (hear, hear)-and he was desired by that committee to remind these present of the desirability of reviving that practice, and to express a hope that, in future, on each night of meeting, they might not only have the services of professional singers, but also those of amateurs. (Hear, hear.) This was, however, only one of the many objects the club ought to have in view. They ought not merely to come there for an evening's amusement, but endeavour to promote the interests of the club in all its branches, and thus endeavour to carry out the views of its founders to the utmost in their power. (Hear, hear.) There was a time when a man's education was not corsidered [considered] as completed unless he could join 'in a madrigal or glee. (Hear, hear.) Now, there were few towns in which there was so much musical talent as in Huddersfield- hear, hear) and he (the President) felt certain that we had gentlemen in Huddersfield who ould [old] meet those, his professional friends-as he was proud to cajl [cal] them, whenever or wherever he might meet them- [them and] and materially add to that harmony they all so much ap- [appreciated] preciated. [appreciated] (Hear, hear.) If they only did this, the lead of this club would be more than maintained, for while they wished success to every institution founded for the purpose of promoting the advancement of music, and to every so- [society] ciety [city] having that desirable object in view, and which had been established for that purpose, yet they were most anxivus [anxious] to promote the success of the Huddersfield Glee At the same time, they were glad to hold out the hand of fellowship to all parties having a desire to pro- [promote] mote similar objects. (Hear, hear.) Having made these 'few remarks, he expressed it as his belief that the club would meet with that support which they asked, and which they alone wanted to make this society all that its mast ar- [ardent] dent supporters could wish it to be. (Hear, hear.) The object they had in view was beyond question a most desir- [desire- desirable] able one, for he (the President) was of opinion that the practice of music, and its enjoyment, were compatible with the highest eperations [operations] of the human mind (cheers) and he must say that his own feelings were those of regret for those persons whe [the] thought music not conducive to the best in- [interests] terests [interests] and welfare of society at large. (Hear.) Those con- [connected] nected [connected] with that club had continually experienced in music one of the greatest enjoyments refined society could in- [introduce] troduce, [produce] and as affording unmixed pleasure to all concerned in its practice. (Cheers.) In conclusion he remarked that these societies should specially commend themselves to those rsons [Sons] who have a stake in the town-whose interests are bound up in the welfare of the town, not alone in mere business matters-so that we might take care that when commercial prosperity attends us, we did all in our power to sce [se] that the arts and sciences kept pace w th the com- [commercial] mercial [commercial] progress of the district, and, by timely aid, show 'that we appreciated, and felt proud of the great local talent we possessed (hear, hear), and thus its professors take just as good a position in society as the business or profes- [profess- profession] sion of any other class entitled them to, (Hear, hear.) 'These wero [were] objects worthy of being attained, and by seeing that they were carried out a great benefit would be conferred on this town whieh [which] they all honoured and loved, and which, he felt certain, all would endeavour to promote, ach [each] in his own sphore, [shore] whether that sphere was in connec- [connect- connection] tion [ion] with science or the fine arts, or in any other desirable object of attainment. (Cheers.) The President concluded by giving- Prosperity to the Huddersfield Glee Club, whieh [which] was drank with cheers. Glee-' Glorious Apollo, by Messrs, Milnes, L. Peace, Battye, and Donnelley, the company joining in chorus, The Vick-CHaIRMAN [Vick-Chairman] then rose and expressed the great. pleasure it afforded him to submit the next toast, which was that of their esteemed Prosident, [President, who had been Most energetie [energetic] and zealous in discharging the duties of his #ffice, [office] and he cglled [called] on the company to mark their sense of those services by pledging him a bumber.-The [number.-The] toast as drank with musical honours, 'Glee Awake, Avlian [Lilian] Lyre, Awake. The Cyainyay [Saying] briefly acknowledged the compliment, and in con lusion [con Lotion] proposed the Health of the Vice-Presi- [Vice-Press- President] dient, [diet, whose well-known degision [decision] of cheracter [character] had been displayed on so many occasiong [occasion] on behalf of that Club. He called on the assembly to dyink [drink] the toest [test] with all the Honours, out of respect to one of a good old stogk, [stock] whom very one respected and honoured.-The toast having been aisupk [ask] in the manner indicated by the Chairman, The VICE-CHAIRMAN, in responding, said he felt the compliment all the more inasmuch as it arose from the re- [respect] spect [sect] entertained towards his father rather than from any humble merits of his own; but so far as it lay in his 'power, his best energies should be devoted to the promo- [promotion] tion [ion] of the interests of the club. Mr. HowELL, [Howell] in a few pertinent remarks, proposed the Health of the Treasurer, Mr. Alfred Firth, which was followed by the Health of the Secretary, Mr. James Bat- [Battye] tye, [tue, This was succeeded by the performance of one of Mr. Battye's admirable glees-- Hail Memory. -The next toast was that of Horn and the professional singers, which, having been drunk with honours, Mr. Horn briefly responded.-The professional ladies and gentlemen then gave the prize glee of the club, by Jackson- Sisters of the Sea, which was adinjrably [admirably] executed, and at the con- [conclusion] clusion [conclusion] warmly applauded. Mr. Carter next proposed in eulogistic terms the Health of Mr. and Mrs. Wigney, [Wine] to which Mr. Thomas Wigney [Wine] briefly but feelingly re- [responded] sponded [seconded] on bohalf [half] of himself and 'better half. -The Chairman next gave 'The Ladies, to which Mr. Bosco- [Boss- Biscuits] vitz [viz] responded in a humourous [humorous] speech, the company after- [afterwards] wards joining in Here's a Health to all Good Lasses. [Lasses] 'The Town and Trade of Huddersfield was next given by Mr, Batley, and responded to,by Mr. William Crosland, the latter of whom remarked that when he bore in mind the rapid progress Huddersfield had made the past few years, he did not despair of its becoming, in a few years, one of the first commercial towns in Yorkshire.-The CHAIRMAN, in eulogistic terms, proposed The Press, coupled with the Chronicle. -The toast having been duly honoured, Mr. J. J. Skyrme, of the Chronicle, briefly re- [responded] sponded, [seconded] and after some pleasing solo. and glee singing, the company dispersed, about 10 p.m., much gratified with the spi [si] rit [it] of harmony which pervaded the evening's proceedings. DISTRICT NEWS. HOLMFIRTH. SERMON.-For upwards of thirty years now past, the Rev. John Cockin, independent minister, formerly stationed at Holmfirth, made a point of preaching, on the evening of the first Sunday in May, a sermon specially directed to young people. These discourses were always eagerly looked forward to, and attracted large congregations. The excel- [excellent] lent plan, so happily commenced, and so long continued by Mr. Cockin, is being carried out by his successor, Mr. Mac- [MacFarlane] farlane. [far lane] This gentlemen preached the first of such series of sermons on Sunday evening last, when the chapel was thronged in every part. A somewhat peculiar text was se- [selected] lected [elected] from Psalm exix., [exit] verse 103- [W- How sweet are the words unto my taste yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth but from this paragraph the rev. gentleman suc- [such- succeeded] ceeded [needed] in producing an address only to be equalled by his great predecessor. In fact, the very style of composition reminded the hearer, at almost every sontence, [sentence] of Mr. Cockin's terse, energetic, and unique la e. Cortainly [Certainly] avery [very] beautiful as well as appropriate sermon fell upon the eager ears of those present and, it is to be hoped, pro- [produced] duced [duce] a proportionate share of that good fruit intended by the indefatigable preacher, THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND LITERARY ASSOCIATION.- [ASSOCIATION] On Friday evening, May 3rd, Mr. S. P. Lamper, of Holm- [Holmfirth] firth, of the Church MissionaryCollege, [Missionary college] Islington, delivered a gratuitous lecture in the society's room, at the National School, On the principles and practices of the Church of Rome, as exhibited in history, with some account of the Inquisition. The talented lecturer gave a most graphic description of the fertile subject he had chosen, which was duly appreciated by a numerous and respectable auditory. WINTER IN SPRiNG.-At [Spring.-At] half-past nine on Sunday night last, snow began to descend here, and in a few hours the ground was covered, in seme [see] high situations, to the depth of three inches Prosecution CxLuB.-The [Club.-The] Holmfirth Society for the Prosecution of Felons and other offenders, had another yearly meeting, at the house of Mrs. Kippax, the Elephant and Castle Inn, as usual, on Holy Thursday. This valu- [value- valuable] able association has now been established nearly forty years, and been productive of much good in the neighbourhood. The number of members at the present time is 180. Mr. Kidd is prosecuting attorney for the current year and itis [its] gratifying to add that, during the past twelvemonth, not a single prosecution has taken place by the society. The con- [consequence] sequence is, that the funds in the hands of the treasurer are large-being 299 19s. 11d. Under these circumstances, the annual payment remains small-2s. per year whilst the entrance money for new members is fixed as low as ten shillings. Coacu [Coach] ACCIDENT.-On Tuesday evening last, the mail omnibus which leaves Huddersfield for at six o'clock, whilst proceeding through Hagg wood, was sud- [sid- suddenly] denly [Denby] brought to a stand-still by the breaking of the axle- [axletree] tree. Fortunately the passongers [passengers] sustained no injury from the casualty, the greatest inconvenience being the necgssity [next] either of proceeding forwards on foot, or patiently waiting the arrival of another buss. Both alternatives found favour amongst the differently constituted travellers, CRICKET.-Yesterday week, a cricket match betwixt the clubs of Holmfirth and Nether Thong, for 5 10s. a side, commenced on the ground of the latter, and had proceeded pretty equally till near the close of the contest, when a disputed ball gave rise to a spirited and general fight between the antagonistic sections, and prematurely closed the more manly game they had consentaneously [instantaneously] met to decide A Coxvict's [Convict's] ExrertENce.-John [Existence.-John] Brocksop, [Brooks] a man of some 60 years, who, it may be ten years ago, was trans- [transported] ported from York (where he resided), for the term of seven years, for harbouring thieves and stolen goods, gave a lecture, in the Town-hall, on Tuesday night, On the horrors of Transportation. That, the lecturer was a York man, there could be no doubt, from his strongly-spiced provincialisms nor could any doubt be entertained of his having practically undergone the hardships he was wishful to point out as inseparable from criminal transportation, Of course his principal object was, by bringing visibly before the audience the convicts' dress, the chains in which they work, the cat-o'-nine-tails with which they are flogged, and so on, to deter all, especially the young, from committing any crime which would subject them to forcible expatria- [exp atria- expatriation] tion; [ion] and further t illustrate his experiences, ho exhibited drawings of at the triangle, views of Hobart Town, Sydney, and Norfolk Island. A considerable mus- [muster] ter [te] attended the lecture, which, by-the-bye, was all very well as far as it went, but fell far short of what might have been expected from a perusal of the over-drawn attractions contained in the bills issued previous to the lecture-night TOWN HALL, COURT, MAY 4. TREsPass.-The [Trespass.-The] same fellow was next charged by the same complainant with trespass, .to wit, smashing sun- [sundry] dry pint pots, and also hurling one at her head, missin [Miss] which it shattered a weather-glass, with sundry other plea- [pleasant] sant [san] freaks. For this Waterfordism [Waterford] he agreed to pay 5s. for damages, with 6s. costs. And, as though his penchant for mischief were still unsatiated, [initiated] he isto [into] appear before their worships again to-day, for outrageous conduct, and some acts of violence, committed in the beer-house of Mr. Joseph Beaumont, of Folly, near Choppards, during the week now terminating. ASSAULT.-Thomas Hirst, better known as Tom 0' Liah's, [LA's, a stone-getter, residing at Magnum Bonum, ap- [appeared] peared [pared] te answer the complaint of Mary Hobbert, [Robert] who charged him with having assaulted her on the previous Monday. Complainant stated that she was officiating as waiter in the house of Mr, John Woodhead, the Risin Rising] Sun Inn, at Round Clase, [Case] the principal being ill in bed, and that Tom having entered the house drunk, behaved himself improperly to, and ultimately assaulted her. The charge could not be gainsayed, [gainsay] and as defendant is a noto- [not- notoriously] viously [obviously] bad character, a fine of 5s., with 15s. 6d. costs, was inflicted, BEER-SELLERS' Hours, The question has at length been mooted here, as to whether the keepers of beer- [beer houses] houses in this district were justified in keeping open their houses, as they haye [hay] hitherte [hitherto] done, until 11 o'clock at night, Mr. Heaton, the suporintendant [superintendent] constable for the district, presumed that when the population is legs than 2,500, the were, by law, compelled to close at ten. He had, abort ingly, [ingle] served a considerable number of proper notices to close at the earlier hour. With this request some few had complied, others pursued their former prac- [pray- practice] tice, [ice] and hence, to-day, a cluster of five offending jerry. lords were summoned before their worships, J Charlesworth, W. L. Brook, and J. Mearhouse, [House] Esqs., [Esq] to receive adjudi- [adjust- adjudication] cation. Mr, Heaton, as informer, had secured the able legal services of C. S. Floyd, Esq, solicitor; whilst the defendants had, conjointly, retained Mr, Roberts, popularly known as Miners' Attorney-General, from Manchester. Three only of the five cases were gone into, and these accupicd [occupied] the court not less than five hours and-a-half. The fist defendant called was John Hinchlitf, [Hinchliff] of Jackson Bridge. in the township of Foolstonée, [Hailstone] who was charged with keeping J the evening, the population of Foolstone being less than 2,500. The offence was admitted, ignorance being pleaded, and a mitigated penalty of 5s. (forty shillings being the maximum), with 1 1s, 6d. ex was im [in] --The second defendant was William Wadsworth, of Underbank, in the township of Cartworth, who was charged with suf- [su- suffering] fering [fearing] beer to be drank on his premises after ten o'clock at night. The 'soft impeachment being admitted, defen- [defend- defendant] dant [dan] received intimation that, although he had rendered himself liable for 5, five shillings only would be levied, with the costs, amounting to 1 4s. 6d.-The third case, and the ane [an] upon which Mr. Roberts chiefly grounded his hopes of victory, was that of William Earnshaw, of Higgin Bridge, in the township of Cartworth, but' who was de- [described] scribed in his license-paper as living at 'Holmfirth.' Hence Mr. Roberts argued that inasmuch as the populous place, called Holmfirth, must, of necessity, contain a population of more than 2,500, his client, at least, had a right to keep his honse [house] open untileleven [until eleven] at night. This argument, of course, he intended as an answer to the charge.-Mr. Floyd, however, maintained that if such a place as Holm- [Holmfirth] firth did exist at all, it was confined in one narrow street, passing by the church, in the old portion of the old village or town; but. he sabmitted [submitted] that, legally, there was no such place. as. Holmfirth, -it was not a township, it was not a market therefore, what was it Tt was, indeed, undefined and undefinable. Mr. Roberts continued shifting his points of defence, but still keeping prindpally [principal] to the argument bearing upon Holmfirth, and Earnshaw being designated as living there. By dint of perseverance he managed to ward off a conviction in the case, the Bench intimating that they should refuse to convict as they had a doubt on the subject. We understand that the matter is ta be decided in the Court of Queen's Bench, subject to which, the two remain- [remaining] ing cases-Ralph Greensmith, and George Bootix, [Boots] both in the township of Upper Thong, stand over. The subjoined from the Hohafirth [Holmfirth] magistrates will perhaps best explain the knotty point involved Court unan- [nan- unanimous] imous [Amos] -That although there is no return of the census of Holmfirth, nor is Holmfirth easily definable, and is not a parish or township maintaining its own poor, nor extra- [extract] chial; [chill] but inasmuch as the part generally known as Holmfirth is believed to contain a population of upwards of 2,500, and defendant's house being in that part, (although in a township with a less, population than 2,500,) the Court has a doubt whether it might not, be considered a place, upon the construction of the words-of the 15th section of 3. and 4 Victoria, and that section being penal the benefit of the doubt is given to the defendant and the Court re- [refuses] fuses to adjudicate, leaving prosecutor, ifhe [if he] thinks proper, to apply to the Court of Queen's Bench for a mandamus. GaAMBLING.-Constable [Gambling.-Constable] Earnshaw having adrvitly [adrift] pounced m [in] a batch of idlers playing at pitch and toss, near to ark Bottem's, [Bottom's] on Friday the 26th ult., they were now brought up (Superintendent Heaton acting as complainant) 'to answer the charge of gaming on the highway. Of this offence Jonathan Brammah, of Town-end, in Woodale [Wooldale] ; Mark Sanderson, of Underhill; and Duncan Turner, of Hollow-gate, were found guilty, and sentenced to pay a fine of 1s. with 9s. each expenses. Two other individuals, part of the gang, who were looking on and formmg [form] the ring, and whose names are John Woodceck, [Woodcock] of Hillhouse, and Joseph Battye, of South-lane, also received a repri- [repair- reprimand] mand, and] and a caution to keep better company. In their cases the charge was obstructing the highway. Earn- [Earnshaw] shaw [Shaw] proved but too clearly the offence, and they were allowed a fortnight to pay 5s. each, the amount of costs incurred. CRUELTY TO a Cow.-John Wagstaff, of Fox House, was charged by William Hirst, of that place, with ill-using a cow, by beating itsavagely [it savagely] with a stick, a few days pre- [previously] viously. [obviously] The two men are neighbouring farmers, and have long been on terms of mutual ill-will. Defendant by his witness. partly disproved the accusation. The case was dismissed by Wagstaff paying the expenses, 13s, HONLEY. THE FREEHOLD LAND MOVEMENT.-A preliminary meet- [meeting] ing in favour of this movement was held in the large room of the George and Dragon Inn, Honley, yesterday evening 'week, Mr. JOHN RopInson, [Robinson] of Cliffe House, in the chair. The chairman stated the object for which the meeting had been called to be that of enabling the workmen of Honley to have a branch 'society formed among them as ai other places. He dwelt on the necessity of winning the coun- [con- counties] ties from those wko [who] had toe long enjoyed a monopoly of them, and who were, he considered, untit [until] to represent them, and of placing them in the hands of others who would study the best interests of the country. The most feasible plan of gaining the counties was, he thought, for the work- [working] ing classes to raise themselves up to the franchise by securing a forty shillings freehold, by means of saving a little from their earnings. The speaker then enlarged on the import- [importance] ance [once] of the movement in a political point of view, and con- [concluded] cluded [eluded] his address with an urgent appeal to the working men of Honley, to whom he paid a just tribute of commen- [common- commendation] dation. [nation] to exert, and emancipate themselves and their country. Mr. Plint [Pint] then proceeded to give a detailed account of the origin of the movement, and the mode in which it is carried on how the officers are elected, and their duties how the contributions, fines, &c., are paid ; the expenses met the mode of purchasing, and allotment of lands and the management of the funds. Looking at the subject as a whole, he attached more importance to it in a social than in a political point of view, and showed the many advantages attending it sociad y, [social y] and from which its political advantages, if it had any, would be derived. Mr. Wild next made a few remarks, observing that he was no politician, but thought all had not been done which might be done. Myr. [Mr] Bower, of Huddersfield, then showed what had been done in the matter in a great number of places in the kingdom, and what ought to be done in every place. Mr. Bower then proposed that a branch should be forthwith opened at Honley. 'The proposition was seconded by W. W. Castle, Esq.,and carried nem. [men] cox. The chairman then said that another meeting on the subject would take place ina week or two, and urged the audience to consider the subject in the meantime. A vote of thanks to the Chairman and to Mr. Plint [Pint] clesed [closed] the proceedings, ALMONDBURY. SuDDEN [Sudden] DEATH FROM THE BURSTING OF A BLooD [Blood] VEs- [Es- Vessel] SEL.-We [SELL.-We .-We] regret to have to announce the sudden death of the wife of Mr. James Brook, of Farnley Wood. It appears that at an early hour on Monday morning last she awoke her husband, who found her blood. -He ran down stairs to procure a light, and on his return found that his wife had, in his absence, got out of bed and, on attempt- [attempting] ing to render her some assistance, the poor creature teil [tel] into his arms and instantly expired.. Death was caused by the rupture of a blood vessel. MeEvING [Meeting] OF above board met on Monday last, Mr. Joseph Willans in the chair. The fol- [following] lowing ather [other] members of the board were also present - Messrs. Thomas Nowell, J. Stringer, D. Berry, G. Sykes, G. Kaye, J. Garside, J. Beaumont, G. Haigh, A. Crow, R, Mellor, and J. Wright. The object of the meeting was to elect a clerk and assistant surveyor. There were several applications for the appointment, but the contest was prin- [pain- principally] cipally [principally] contined [contained] to three of the candidates, viz.-Mr. Wm. Heap, of Lepton; Mr. William Armitage, of Blagder [Bladder] ; and Mr. Nathan Roebuck, of Clough Hall. The result was the election of Mr. Heap, at a salary of 39 10s. per annum. Mr. Roebuck formerly held the appointment, but has latterly become unpopular with the majority of the rate-payers. KIRKBURTON. . At the Huddersfield Guildhall, on Tuesday, a new high- [highway] way-rate [rate] of 10d. in the pound was granted tor the above township. There were no arrears. VIOLENT ASSAULT ON THE CONSTABLE.-A short time ago a paid constable was appointed for this township, in opposition to the wishes of a portion of the inhabitants, and the result has been frequent attempts to impede the officer so appointed in the discharge of his duty, and ona [on] number of occasions latterly he has been very much abused, and in two or three instances ill-treated. On 'Tuesday last, before J. Armitage, W. W. Battye, and B. N. R. Batty, Esqrs., [Esquires] a powerful young fellow, a stonemason by trade, named George Hardy, was charged with having assaulted John Glover, the constable above alluded to, at one o'clock the same morning. Mr. J. Sykes, of Kirkburton, prose- [prosecuted] euted. [outed] From the statement of the constabie, [constable] it appeared that he was induced to get up about ore o'clock the same morning in consequence of hearing a great noise, which he found was caused by Hardy, who was standing on his door step, calling another man violent names, and challenging him with having stolen some things from his basket. 'he officer advised him to be quiet, upon which Hardy replied- [replied] youd you] 1, if you come near me I will poise your guts out, and immediately made an attempt to put his threat into execution, and also made an effort to thrust the ofticer [officer] over the wall. Glover then commanded Hirst, the watch- [watchman] man at Messrs, Ellis and Dobson's, to aid and assist him, but in consequence of the violence and superior physical power of the defendant, the officer drew his staff in order to keep his antagonist back, The policeman ultimately tarnéd [tarn] his back to leave the yard, when Hardy struck him in a cowardly manner, and knoeked [knocked] him down the steps. Glover and Hirst then caught hold on the defendant, in order to take him into custody, but the prisoner kept hold of the latch of the door, and could not be got away until the officer rapped bis knuckles with his staff. In answer to questions put by the bench, Glover said that the defen- [defend- defensive] his heuse [house] open, for the sale of beer, after ten o' lock in was very drunk and alse [ale] very viulent.-By [violent.-By] B, N. Bo) Batty, Esq.,- Was not the man om his own steps - Witness-'f cannot say. Mr. Batty- Was he not e ping at his own door Witness- No he was not. Mr. Batty- Was he not calling on his own mother to let him in Witness-- No, he was not. Mr. Sykes here inti- [into- intimated] mated that the mode of cross-examination adopted by the worthy magistrate was most unusual, and quiet out of character when indulged in by a magistrates was sitting judicially on the case. Mr. Batty, with great warmth, intimated that he knew all about the case, as he had quite accidentally over-heard the conversation of two- [Wooldale] old women who were talking the matter over on the bank- [bankside] side as he came to.town. .Mr. Sykes. reminded the worthy magistrate that those-statements were not made on oath, whatever they might be, while the witness under examina- [examine- examination] tion [ion] was on oath, and had made his statement in a proper manner before the bench. Mr. Batty, after further warm encountexys [encounters] with Mr. Sykes, allowed the case to proceed in the usual manner, when the statements of Glover were con- [confirmed] firmed by Hirst, who stated that Hardy was drunk on the occasion in question. Hardy's answer to the charge was this,-that on the night in question on getting home his mother was gone to bed, and being deajish [Danish] he made a loud noise, in order to rouse her Glover came up to him while deiny [deny] so, and struck him with a staff, and in retaliation he admitted having giving the officer a good banging. A witness was called for the defence, who sought to throw the assault on the constable, and after a great deal of alter- [alteration] eation [nation] between Mr. R. Batty and Mr. Sykes the bench inflicted a penalty ef 10s., making with expenses a sum of 1 2s, Od. Defendant- I shall never pay it. Mr. R. Batty- Then you will go to Wakefield House of Correc- [Correct- Correction] tion [ion] for two months. DEWSBURY. Love 1s Brryp [Barry] -This adage received a strange fulfil- [fulfilment] ment [men] on Thursday week at Dewsbury. The tale goes thata [that] very loving couple having duly received the matrimonial benediction in the parish church, were greeted on their appearance outside with many a hearty plaudit from the assembled spectators, whereupon the happy bridegroom, in the exuberance of his bliss, scattered' amidst the con- [congratulatory] gratulatory [Laboratory] multitude,-what he thought were shillings, - but, alas they were sovereigns, nor was the difference between gold and silver detected until Benedict had ma- [materially] terially [trial] diminished the store of needful intended for the celebraticn [celebration] of the honeymoon. HALIFAX. TURN-OUT AT MEssRs, [Messrs] JOHN HOLDSWORTH AND SoNs [Sons] MILLS, SHAW HiLL.-During [Hill.-During] the past week, the power-loom weavers employed at the above works have walked in pro- [procession] cession through the streets of the town, they having turned out om account of a code of rules to which their masters demand compliance, and to which they refuse to subscribe. Mr. Teare's [Tear's] LectuREs.-This [Lectures.-This] talented lecturer on tee- [teetotalism] totalism, [total ism] has delivered a course of lectures during the past week to numerous and gratified audiences. We understand that Mr. Teare [Tear] is one of the oldest lecturers in the above cause. Narrow EscaPE [Escape] FROM Polson.-On [Poison.-On] Sunday morning, much anxiety and curiosity was occasioned by the public eryer [Fryer] announcing that a man had been accidentally served with oxalic acid instead of Epsom salts, at the shop of Mr. Benjamin Wood, druggist, and desiring him to return there. Fortunately the man was soon found, and having taken but a smell quantity, was soon freed from possibility of dancer. Mr. Wood's daughter waited on the man imstead [instead] of calling her mother down stairs. [C] Mrs. Wood, on finding a customer had been in, enquired where she had been for the salts, and thus the mistake was detected. Oxalic acid is used very much just now for cleaning bonnets but we have no doubt Mr. Wood will, in future, be more careful in allowing his children to go into the shop to serve customers till more competent to do so. HOUSE OF COMMONS... Thursday, May 9. The House was occupied nearly the whole of the evening in committee, with the details of the Police and Improve- [Improvement] ment [men] (Seotland) [Scotland] Bill, the Court of Session (Seotland) [Scotland] Bill, the Railways 'Abandonment Bill, and the Elections (Ire- [Ireland] land) Bill....... Mr. M. O'ConNBLL [O'Connell] had given notice of an amendment of the Iast-mentioned [East-mentioned] bill, that in future elec- [elect- elections] tions [tins] the votes be taken by way of ballot, and he was proceeding to support his motion, when, the CHAIRMAN laterposed, [later posed] and expressed his opinion, in which the com- [committee] mittee [matter] concurred, that the amendment was not within the scope of the title of the bill, and therefore could not be en- [entertained] tertained [entertained] by the committee....... The bills were severally reported- [reported factories] Factories order of the day for going into committee on this bill having been read, Lord J. MANNERS thought it would be for the convenience of the House that he should state the course which he intended to Eursue [Use] with reference to this measure. He did not propose to make any statement on the present position of the bill, but he agreed with his noble friend who had hitherto taken charge of the measure, and who had announced his inten- [intend- intentions] tions [tins] publicly, though not as yet to that House, that the framework of the proposition brought forward by Her Ma- [Majesty] jesty's [jest's] Ministers was more likely to preduce [produce] a beneficial re- [result] sult [salt] than the framework of the measure which he and his noble friend had introduced. Thus far he agreed with his noble friend, and he was prepared to accept, with him, the machinery by which Her Majesty's Government proposed to carry out the object they had in view. But beyond that his concurrence with his noble friend did not go, and there- [therefore] fore, on the bringing up of the report, he would move that half-past five be substituted for 'six o'clock in the evening-an alteration which, in point of fact, would make the proposal of the Government an effective Ten Hours Bill (hear, hear). He would say no more than that he con- [conceived] ceived [received] the honour of that House and the rights of the peo- [pro- people] ple [le] were concerned in passing an effective Ten Hours Bill (hear, hear)....... Mr. AGLIONBY [AGONY] appealed to the right hon. gentleman (Sir G. Grey) whether they mizht [might] not go mto [to] committee that night, pro forma, [forms] and take the discussion of the clause proposed by the Government on the report Sir G. GREY said the bill was not under his charve [charge] ; and as the noble lord (Lord Ashley) had gone away after expressing a wish that it should be left over till Monday, he did not think they would be in taking it up... ...The bill was then fixed for Mouday. [Monday] The Weights and Measures Bill was read a second time. Sir G. GREY obtained leave to bring in a bill to repeal an exception in an act of King Edward VL., as to Sunday fairs. The other business having been disposed of, The House adjourned at 1 o'clock. ---- LATEST FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. FRaNcE.-The [France.-The] Presse [Press] states that five of the regiments composing the garrison of Paris that were to have quitted the capital on Wednesday morning to occupy other quarters received a counter order as they were preparing for their march. The troops were consiened [considered] to their barracks. The intended visit of the President of the Republic to Fontainbleau [Fontainebleau] has been postponed fur some days. A few inoffensive groups were collected on Wednesday in the Faubourgs [Fabulous] St. Marceau and St. Antoine, amongst whom the new electoral law formed the topic of conversation ; otherwise Paris was perfectly tranquil. THE Strates.-The [States.-The] Times of yesterday says- [says we] We have received letters of the 30th of April from ow correspondent in the Papal States, giving a tulerably [tolerably] good explanation of the actual condition of Rome, and of the cause which had hitherto prevented the Pope from com- [commencing] mencing [fencing] the judicial and financial reforms which the peopie [people] desire so anxiously. Rome was perfectly quiet, but the popularity of the Pope was gradually on the decline. ----- - Major Edwardes [Edwards] is about to publish a work upon the Pun- [Punjab] jaub [jib] territory. Mr. Halevy, [Hale] the celebrated composer, has arrived from Paris, to the production of his opera, Li Tempesta, [Tempest] at her Majesty's Theatre. Tar Cuartist [Curtis] Frost,-His Excellency has expressed his intention to recommend this individual for an emanci- [means- emancipation] pation [nation] and, consequently, the memorial which was drawn up in favour of this Chartist has been superseded.-Hvbust [superseded.-Harvest] Town Guardtar. [Guard tar] -THE HUNGARIAN REFUGEES.-In the Court of Queen's Bench on Monday, Mr. Cockburn, Q.C., moved for a rule, calling upon John Murray, the publisher, to show cause why a criminal information should not be filed against him for a libel published upon the Count Pulsky [Pulse] in the 10th article of the last number of the Quurter y [Quarter y] Re- [Review] vecw. [vic] The rule was refused. Ecectric [Electric] TeLecraPH [Telegraph] CoMPANyY [Company] v. WILLMER [WALLER] AND Monday, the Attorney-General moved the Court of Queen's Bench te make absolute tho rule against the defendants charged with a libel on Mr. Ricardo, the chairman -of the Electric Telegraph Company. Sir F. 'Thesiger [These] showed cause against the rule, and the Court ordered it to be discharged. The libel complained of insinu- [insane- insinuated] ated [acted] that the plaintiff had used the information obtained by the Company for stock-jobbing purposes. THe [The] GREAT EXHIEITION.-St. [EXHIBITION.-St] PETERSBURGH, [Peters burgh] April 28. -His Majesty the Emperor has commanded that two Councillors shall be appointed, the one at St. Petersburgh, [Petersburg] the other at Odessa, to examine the specimens of asricul- [Israel- agricultural] tural [trial] produet [product] which are to be sent from Russia to the Great Exhibition in Londen [London] in 1 51.- St, Petersburgh [Petersburg] Garctic. [Arctic] eT MARKETS, HUDDERSFIELD MARKET, Terso,; [Tears] We cannot report any favourable change in ., market at present two or three of the wach... [each] doing pretty well, but buyers are scarce; and, , ing, business is slack for this time of the vu weather, which is unusually cold, must have ns BrRaDFORD [Bradford] MARKET, Thursday last.-W.,,,, been rather more doing in Combing Wools... - coming in is Itmited [Limited] but the stocks on hand . the the sonsumers.-Yarns [consumers.-Yarns The iy. shipping is steadily on the increase, and full handed with contracts fer some tin sumption for home use is alse [ale] and t fully mzintained.-Pieces [maintained.-Pieces There is not the demand for any kind of Picce [Piece] Goods, are genemlly [generally] in good spirits as to the fit Saturday, May .-The attendance in our Piece-Hull to-day antl [ant] a little more inquiry for jub [jun] lots, there ation [action] in the amount of business tran yarn market is steady, aud [and] the spinners - at late rates. There is no great quantity of w. and where sales are forced a reduction bis noi. [no] 90 Monday, May 6.-We hese [these] 4, change in the flannel market to-day, from that of last Monday. There has been ooo. [too] tition [petition] for the Government order of 24.5) awarded sume [sum] ten daysago. [day sago] Several oF have been successful in former yerrs [years] in vbere. [vere] this order, have failed doing se this year. tenders, that many ef those who have order are unwilling to acknowledge iz, say they have got more of it than they wis Ro. - ia. Manchester merchant as being one of the sine, All has been quiet in the wool market, sud [sid] pr Stave of TRADE.-MANCHESTeR, [TRADE.-Manchester] Tien. [Ten] The demand, whether for cloth or yarn, there is no pressure to effect sales; aud [and] pre. priced cloth continues neglected, and stk. [st] the finer reeds are in better demand. request. 40-inch shirtings are in gol [gold] in 66's and 72's are again decliniug, [decline] but Jacconets [Accounts] of all descriptions are refused, rates, whilst the slight advance dens dedlined. [declined] WAKEFIELD CORN MARKET, have a small arrivai [arrival] of Wheat ; for this day's market. Wheas, [Wheat] Bean per quarter dearee; [dearer] Oats 4d. per stone per had; with a fair demand for ail uz week cudine [cuisine] May 22 Wheat 3.252 q 643, 25s. 5. Outs 1,271, lus. [ls] ud. ; tl4, [tl] 23s. Lrerps [Reps] Corn ExcHance, [Exchange] May 7.-T. of wheat are smnull [small] this week. Lut [Lu] ther [the i. frum [from] vessels near at hand. The mutes of F 1s. per quarter. Barley steady. Beans acc [cc] Oats and other articles fully as high.- [high] oats, 207; barley, 584,; [W] beans, 277 [W she Cotas [Coats] LIVERPOOL CoRN [Corn] MARKET, May attendance here to-day, aud [and] a fair dem [de i - vanced [advanced] prices, however, demanded by hy Sales were effected at fuily [fully] 2d. per Tolb [Toll] abo. day week. Flour in pretty tair [Tar] sale, at sack and barrel. Oats are sd. to ld. dearer. Oatmeal, Gd per load dearer. Bests, ewh [e] held for more money. Indian corm sc... - no advance can be quoted. Hui. Corn Marker, May 7.-A wheat, anda [and] brisk demand at an Foreign also in improved demaid, [demand] anid [and] x vance, but not much doing. Sprig corn in - unzltered [unaltered] in value. NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE Conn ply of wheat from the country smisal [small] ani [an] 2) and trcm [tram] abroad not large. Trade riled srr [Sir] an advance of 1s. per qnarter [quarter] on the rat also met firm sale, at 1s. per sack mor [or] LER [LEE] IS Lut [Lu] Be WORCESTER, Saturday, May .-Ther .-The] tendance, [attendance] and a good supply of wheat. The - all descriptions, at Is. to Ys. per ynarter [nate] day se'nnight. [se'night] Very little barley offering, rhe [the] Macs sold at previous rates. Beans the tur [tue] for more advance, Cortrony [Cotton] MABsET, [Mast] Tues' excitement which has lately prevailed in th - considerably abated within the last few ever, have not suffered any decline quence [Queen] of the supply of a better chuice. [choice] advantage to the buyer. The demand bh Egyptian, and Surat, beth by speculate the sales since Thursday about 27,uuv [27,iv] & have taken about 14,000 American, 3,1 and 3,000 Surat; and the remainder sisting [sitting] of 2,50U [2,U] American, 2,0U0 [2,U] Brazil, imports reported since Thursday are --Fron. --From] - 4,823 bags; East Indies, 7,220 [7,W total, 12.24 REGISTERING THERM. ji Night previous May Degrees. In the rence [rents] BO ee. 5 DQ B20. [B] 47 5 BO, oY 4. 40. ol Boo BT ee. 49 6 oe, BO oe. 45 To a PRICE OF SHALES. FRIDAY, May 11. Very little alteration has eceurred [occurred] in - during the week. The traffic is net new - principal lines. The market in Londen. [London] . has been very animated to day an yesterday's prices, Shares are advance. instance. The transactions are Lon ern, [er] 101 [W 3; closing, 1O1Z [OZ] 102 [W] Mil. 233 [W] Dovers, [Dover] 133 3. York and 3 3. Consols [Console] for Money, 952 6; for Ac FR Liza 2 3 sie [Sir] 15) 7 3 NAME OF RAILWA [RAILWAY] s 3 San a Bee 3 2 e s as 3 a a dD , jstek) [steak] 59 Aberdeen 0.000000... 2 7 20 ss'Ambete, [ss'Lambeth] Noes Bact [Act] lll [ll] 6 100 Bristol aud [and] Excter.... [Exeter] 50 'Caledonian 0.0... Do. Pref Axed T for five years. Aug. ISes, [Uses] aad [and] 6 OG S bh 10 afterwants [after wants] in pert. 5 O stek ste 20 Comuties [Counties] - 3 9 25) 25 lExst [least] Laneas [Lane] bees 03 6g 65) Do. pref. LES ( a 3) Do. Pret. [Pre] 3 010 O 25 22 'Great Northem [Northern] ..... O S 124) [W] 123 [W] Do. Halves A Deterr [Deter] O 4 6 123) [W] 93 Do. B. 6 104 125125 5 per cent. Pref. Sc 2 Y 100 W] 1100 Great Wesgern........ [Western] , 110 'stek 100 [ste W] Laneashire Lancashire] and i 20 10 Ditto Fitths [Fifths] ... lL O 50 50 Ditto O 1 207 Lit Ditto West Riis [Iris] 6 O stck stock lo Ditto Preferred WwW [WW] 50 Leeds nnd [and] Thirsk ... Do. Pyt [Put] Qrs- [Mrs- Grasp] pee 3 yrs per ce 25, 9 Wards in. perpetu [perpetual] 1 9 O Jsiek [Sick] 100 London, Brighton, 210 jstek [steak 100 lhondon [London] and North We- - 2 Ts) 2 lz Ditto Fifths - L0V [LEVY] lua [la] Manchester, Shef [She] Do. Pret. [Pre] Guir. [GI] 75 , for 6 years from 40 ld 6 percent. ots [its] . OU Su Ditro [Ditto] Grimsby -. 1 5 100 en O 14 103 [W] Su yo Halves, int. till J 5 jstek [steak 25 North British oo... 041 stck [stock 5 O DS per cont 20 Staffordsiize [Staffordshire] .. 20 Western ..... ' 1 1k Do. Pref. fissned [fined] 4 ov f Sv Wxtord, [Stood] Worcester, Ys 9 511 25 issishe. [issue] RL BW. co 9 50 SU jsouth [South] Eastern De 6 25 Neweustle. [Newcastle] Ler [Lee] O Of 251 8 Do. Prot. [Port] G. N. Be pe a w U stck stock] 50 York wucl [will] Nerth [North] 6 0 55 oy Do. Pref. .....-...- CLOSING PRICE OF CONSULS IN [C] For Money, 95g, [G] US. For BANKS. 100) [W] 10 Huddcrstield Huddersfield] Banking 25, lo Halifix Halifax] Huddderstic [Huddersfield i Banking Comp ' Swe [We] (West Ridiny [Riding] U 4.4.0 Yorkshire Ban kines Hvuppensricip Printed and Published ar Westgate, Ly the Proprietors, Joms [Jos] Js val oo 100 25 8 or cr lo ruRDay, [Saturday] Mav [Man] parish of Sa