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THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1850. 5 'The usual fortnightly meeting ana he tl forts wi 180 Ge was esided. [sided] There was an oo 3) M. SF ord but little general busi- [bus- students] transpired was oe gee q that for the contractors arging [urging] their and ye signed 0 Ting 24th June, The following Gon [On] ade [de] relief, for the two weeks ending 0) 1 684. 4813 58 9 3 3011 3 30 9.9 a 2718 3 field district has not been for the out-door relief, for the ensu- [ensure- ensure] Je ID ened [end] as follows - pa ray cooks, were also SiS [Is] 8 d. , gaddersfield [gadders field] district vase aT. 85 zolcar [Golcar] pst [post] in ae treasurer 5 oere, [ore] PS in favour of the union. 1 48) 8 OO We direct the attention of our readers nt in another column of heap trips to York, Scarbro', aud [and] London. 1 nies [ties] of a jcave [cave] the Normanton station for York ie rains am Monday, the 15th, [the] returning from York a gcarbt [Carbutt [C] ind from Scarbro' on the Wednesday a sme [same] evenings ondon [London] train will leave the same station ' pod pe 93rd inst., returning from Euston-square Tues aN the 22th. [the] On both occasions trairs [trains] eatin [eating] OB stor [tor] ind our own locality, will meet the fot [for] ee So fxvourable [favourable] an opportunity of seeing ee of York, viewing the beautiful scenery 'ae ancieat [ancient] [C] Scarbro', and enjoying the healthful perce [peace] f the latter place, does not frequently occur ; an aid its of London, though of a different are Tess i ttractive. [attractive] . ct e's CoNCERTS.-We [Concerts.-We] have great pleasure in an- [ana] Ma. 204 recovery of Mr. Moody from the severe in- [announcing] hich [which] prevented him giving his entertainments [C] yhical [cal] Hail, as advertised. An opportunity, we ine [in] offered to the public of hearing this gentle- [gentlemanliness] parevels [pa revels] will be by an advertisement elsewhere, who ch in Lis [Is] profession, in the course of the week d. hands a balance of ces [ce] Se ouncement [Ointment] ene 5 te stance ter [te] pest. ge MetTHsM Mouths] MILLs [Mills] 7. MELTHAM.-On Saturday the first class of boys in the above schools doch [dock] ina field belonging to Messrs. Eastwood, pet at Deer decide which should be accounted the best of Mecham, [Beecham] ket. [let] The game ran thus -First innings, . Meltham Mills 16, second innings, 21; of seven at one innings for the Meltham jaring [daring] ner [ne] occasion, With the Slaithwaite School, the On aire [are] ined [ned] a sinilar [similar] victory, as follows -First cs ne yea ber [be] 30; Slaithwaite 7, second innings, 2. ine [in] ps To LonDoN.-It [London.-It] will be seen, from an in another column, that a second cheap il train leaves the Huddersfield station, by the eas [was] Railway, on Monday morning, for London, North 2 doubt not, the reasonable seale of cha [ca] ci pe te the pleasure seekers of this neighbourhood to vet qvail [avail] themselves. axe Brass CanDLEsTIcK.-At [Candlesticks.-At] the Guildhall, oats last, John Shaw, of Liverpool, was charged, an Joseph Brook, Esq.. with having, on the previous 'cht. [che] taken a brass candlestick from the Arms, Castlegate, being the property of Mr. Tain Baldwinson, the landlord. The prosecutor de- [due] ue that, on Tuesday night last, about twenty pe te past nine o'clock, the prisoner came into his a and called for a glass of beer and a paper of tc- [tee] 4fter [after] a short time he was left alone in the et aud [and] on his leaving the house a brass candle- [candles] yas [as] missing. Mr. Baldwinson then informed watch- [Graham] Graham of the circumstance.-Mr. John Brearly, ipdlord [lordship] of the Dog, Old-street, said that the prisoner came his house about a quarter to 10 o'clock on Tuesday night last. He had some beer, and then laid gov on the long settle. About twelve o'clock witness mused the prisoner from his sleep and. discovered a iss [is] candlestick in his possession. Being suspicious it was stolen property the prisoner was given into custody of Graham, of the night force. The can- [caustic] istick [stock] was then produced and sworn to by Mr. Bald- [Baldwin] mon; and Shaw, after pleading intoxication, was to the sessions. Game Licexses-On [Licenses-On] Tuesday last, game licenses were canted by J. Esq., at the Guildhall, to the fullowing [following] persons -Mr. Jos. Bradley, Mr. Jos. Wood. aid Mr. Johu [John] Wood, all of Victoria-street, in this town. THE Preiic [Prick] Peace.-Jonathan Goodrich Beaumont were placed in the dock at the Guildhall, on Tuesday last, charged by Marsden, one of the police, with fighting and being otherwise ob- [obstreperous] On the 2nd instant. The defendants pleaded guilty, but prior to the decixion [decision] of the bench, Beaumont withdrew his plea, and the case was gone into. Marsden sail. that on the 2ud [2nd] of July he found the defendants in the Lane, preparing to fight. On his appearing, their courage oozed out; but subsequently, finding there was yet some mettle left, they set to. This was their ofence, [offence] for which the bench fined Goodrich 5s. and Beaumont 10s., with costs.- [costs] Allen and Benjamin Quarmby were then charged with having interfered with Marsden in the discharge of his duties. This was a case arising out of the previous one, and was treated as a disorderly, ue Quarmby being fined 10s. and his brother 5s., With costs. Tuesday.-James Jackson was fined 1s. and expenses, for driving his cart without reins-Mary Horfall [Hall] was ordered to pay expenses for having allowed herdeg [herd] to run at larze.-A [large.-A] coal-leader, one Jonathan Faweet, [Sweet] for having fallen asleep whilst travelling with ├ęcart, [act] ou the Leeds-road, on the night of Monday, the instant was tuulcted [elected] in the penalty of 10s. 6d. and '. Od. cosis-The [costs-The] constable of Longwood charged Anne Mdlor [Madly] with being drunk and disorderly, on the did uf [of] June last. Ordered to pay 5s. and costs. DisorpERLY.-On [Disorderly.-On] Tuesday, at the Guildhall, Joka [Joke] Shuttleworth and Joka [Joke] Kilaer, [Kilner] were charged by Sergeant Mellor, of the night police, with being drunk and cre- [re- creme] me a disturbance in Ramsden-street, about half-past 0cluck [clock] on the night of Slonday, [Sunday] the Ist [Its] inst. It ap- [appeared] Feared that Mellor, whilst on duty on the night in question, heard one striking with a stick against Rausden-stteet [Ramsden-street] and lamp-posts in the vicinity of ei 7 n proceeding in that direction he and chars ae Kilner in a state of intoxication, ee them with being unruly. They denied the ean [an] lou. [lo] Other two watchmen came up shortly after- [afterwards] rds, rd] and a stick was taken from one of the defendants. it case Was proved, and the bench fined them 5s. each and costs, 4h) tue 4 qrert [great] the ground, palisades, neat PASSENGERS' AssuRANCE [Assurance] CoMPANY.-This [Company.-This] en has paid to Mr. Green, governor of our county iene [one] aliberal [liberal] compensation for the injuries which on meee [mere] from the collision on the York, Newcastle, own rwick [wick] Railway, at Belmont, a few days ago, the tine as of which appeared in the Chronicle at the to all all, readiness with which this company responds wore le upon it; the liability to accident, fatal or ot all ere and the smallness of the charges ipa [pa] wee matter of wonder that any 7 et by rail without insuring himself.- [himself] bone it Chronicle, (We understand that several per- [Perrin] in the lat, insured by the above company who suffered in nat [at] accident at Liverpool, and that on the news Was denned in London, the surgeon of the company ated [acted] With the utmost promptitude, to render Oh the 2 OF other assistance as might be required Ep, Hup. [Up] Caron [Carson] . PERANCE [PRINCE] MEETING.-The d ing second aggregate meet- [meet] i Band of Hope Youths' Temperance Society ine, [in] m2 the Philosophical Hall, on Thursday even- [evening] it to the number of near 400, walked ee from the British School to the place of fink bean Te they occupied the body of the hall, the left of te on the right, and the boys on the eavouned [endeavoured] Mr. Charles Evans presided. He Portance [Importance] of i impress upon the parents the vast im- [in- mother] the subject of tne [te] the attention of their children to t influene [influence] 'imperance. [importance] Children had frequently the risine [rising] with their parents, and if the minds of Of these 9 could be embued [imbued] with the trath [truth] of drink tiple, [tile] it would go far to remove the evil Many ite [it] the households of our population. be CSS tow taking -d temperance, but still kept aloof Was ty any active part in the movement. This hich which] aoe [are] as every one a talent sure t not to be hid It afforded him great densficlg [townsfolk] since ho the great improvements in Hud- [HUD- Ludlow] Low, however i came amongst them,an entire stranger ; [C] Was retag [rag] ', he had many associations which, though ving [vine] from the town, would ever be dear to the children the care of Mr. Enoch Sykes, as conductor, tations, [stations] It wane 4 number of melodies, and gave reci- [rice- recite] they acon, [con] Tish [This] Pleasing to notice the manner in which Tents, and. 'shed this portion of the arrange- [arrange] 6 be proud sf are sure that Mr. Sykes has every reason luebriate' [liberate] of his youthful choir. The melody of the cnt, [cent, to the air of Long, long ago, and vellers [sellers] Mackay' 8 graghic [graphic] poem The Dream Were received with loud expressions Swann addressed the meeting in a plteresti [poulterers] 'nen [ne] and entertaining speech, relating many He suid [said] his y. in illustration of his argument. Cause by the ung [ing] friends must not be driven from the dated taunts of their companions, or be intimi- [into- intimacy] s Pecites [Species] of the of of Yery [Very] burg ed by ee that teetotallers were poor, cranny, # sides to prov, folks. There were examples on 'd honour yar. [year] that beauty, and health, and strength, Cen, [Cent] than' enjoyed by teetotallers, perhaps more wan tone other vote of presented to th i CE ge e chairman, and the that it tle [te] ae ten o'clock. We un- [connection] upwards of 700 yo le pith the Huddersfield Band of I Hope. ates en BBERY.-Four [BERRY.-Four] women, named Butter- [Butternab] man ota ve been vit [it] (alias M'Call), and Thompson, all Hampece [Peckham] eusly easily] convicted of felony, and a Peon, who has already undergone a sen- [sent] y last, and again Court, as ay . id his legs, and three of the Keenan rifled his shout out during thi [the] prisoner Pressed his en into In this prostrate ition [edition] he fos [fis] 3 e h away the oer [per] wd ces; [ce] Keenan then ra er, and the male priso [prison] wars, having held the prosecutor 'til we D got to a distance of 40 or 50 yards, followed heir example. Prosecutor, 28 soon as he could recover ran after the retreating ond [and] came up first im [in] to deter hi from further pet, and finding him determined upon it, oe a him; the male prisoner h art, an rosecutor [prosecutor] k chase, and when in saw ona [on] of The 'ae and secured her, and, at this i gill came on the scene of inne [Inn] Winters- [Winters above] above a yard distant from th. I between Hampson an at spot where the last wrestling prosecutor had taken place. I had no money in it, and prosecutor satisfactorily identified it as his own. Other evidence was given, and the prisoners es nadia [nada] for trial at the assizes.- [assizes] Manchester MEETING OF THE IMPROVEMENT COM- [COMMISSIONERS] MISSIONERS. ; The usual monthly meeting of this body, as briefly stated in our last, was held in the Board-room, on Friday week. The following memorial was also presented to the Board of Commissioners from the professional gentlemen whose names are appended thereto - To the Huddersfield Improvement Commissioners, GENTLEMEN,- [GENTLEMEN] Will you allow us to call your attention a system carried on by the day and night police force, it is that of influencing suitors before the magistrates to em loy [lot] one gentleman of this town, a solicitor, in all cases within their jurisdiction. This has been carried on to such an extent, particularly in presecutions, [prosecution] as almost. to pre- [preclude] clude [Clyde] the general practitioner from having any reasonable chance of getting business there in a professional manner. It is not through any personal feeling against the gentle- [gentleman] man in whose favour the influence of the police is thus exer- [exe- exercised] cised [cased] that we thus remonstrate, but against the system of your men (from what motive we cannot say) so influencing suitors, and very often clients, of other professional men to throw their business into the hands of this one person. Such conduct we declare unjust and unprofessional, and we trust that your board will use your endeavours to puta [put] stop to such proceedings, and, by so doing, allow every suitor to employ his own professional adviser without hav- [have- having] ing regard to the representations of police constables. In doing this you will confer a great favour on the body of pro- [professional] fessional [professional] men in the town, and save the necessity for any repetition of these well-grounded complaints. R. T. Robinson, Battye and Clay, C.8. Floyd, Brook and Freeman, William Haigh, Wm. Barker, W. Tindal, E. L. Hesp, Jno. Haigh, Thos. Robinson, J. B. Hellawell, Thos. Leadbeater, Richd. Hird, J. and W. Sykes, Wm. Dransfield, Chas. Turner. Commissioner CROSLAND suggested that the memorial should be referred to the Lighting and Watching Com- [Committee] mittee, [matter] coupled with a request that they would inquire into the allegations which the memorial contained, and also take such further steps as they might deem advisable. Commissioner SUTCLIFFE How can they prove any- [anything] thing Commissioner CROSLAND apprehended that the parties who signed that memorial were in possession of facts which they would lay before the Committee. Commissioner Moore supported the reference of the matter to a committee, inasmuch as he believed there were ample grounds 'or complaint. The CHarIRMAN [Chairman] (Joseph Brook, Esq.,) was of opinion that the better course would be to pass a general reso [rose] ution, [union] cautioning the men against each a practice in future. This he thought would meet the justice of the case with- [without] out any inquiry, which, in all probability would end with- [without] out anything being proved. Commissioner CROSLAND maintained that it was a duty they owed to their servants to institute an enquiry, now that the charge had been made, and he concluded by moving that the matter be referred to the Watch and Lighting Committee. Commissioner ENGLAND seconded the motion. Commissioner EasTWooD [Eastwood] as an amendment, that a general order be given to the police officers that they must refrain from recommending professional men in f ture, [true] whe' [the' was seconded by Commissioner SUTCLIFFF. [RADCLIFFE] Commissioner BEAUMONT wou d [you d] support the reference of the matter to a as he believed there were some circumstances which it was highly desirable should be brought to light.-On a division the original resolution was carried by 7 to 6. The minutes of the Watch Committee were then read, but they presented no feature of interest, and were sub- [subsequently] sequently [subsequently] confirmed without discussicn.-The [discussion.-The] Lightin [Lighting] Committee reported that the town fire-escape had arrive safe, and that as a temporary arrangement it had been placed rear to the gable end of St. Paul's school. Pavinc [Paving] COMMITTEE.-This committee reported that it had added Mr, Luke Swallow to the committee, upon which Commissioner Moore remarked that he had opposed the appointment of Mr. Swallow in committee, on the ground that that gentleman had only two months to serve before he would have to leave office, and he had therefore thought his appointment quite unnecessary for so short a period. After some further discussion, in which Commissioners Riley and Sutcliffe approved the appointment, the recom- [com- recommendation] mendation [mention] of the committee was confirmed. STATE OF THE PARISH CHURCH BURIAL-GROUND. Commissioner ENGLAND enquired whether anything had been done in reference to the parish church burial-ground, or in respect to the construction of a new cemetery The CHAIRMAN said that nothing whatever had been done. He had urged the matter on the attention of Mr. Loch, who now started objections to the site which he formerly suggested himself for a cemetery, and had not named any other instead. He had also ordered the Clerk of Works to write to the Inspector who instituted the enquiry into the burial accommodation of the town, and that gentleman answered that he had several reports to prepare, the enquiries in connection with which had been instituted before that at Huddersfield, and it consequently was very uncertain when that report would be ready. Commissioner RILEY condemned the delay which had taken place, observing that the exhalations from the parish church burial-ground were of the most offensive character, so much so that he had serious fears for the health of the Vicar himself. If some alterations were not made, he for one would certainly recommend people to keep away from the parish church, for the smells therefrom were positively injurious to health. Several Commissioners strongly condemned the course pursued by the Ramsden Trustees, in this particular, and it was subsequently remarked by the Clerk of Works that the Catholic grave-yard was in a most objectionable state ; in many cases the coffins were near to the surface, and in that small spot of ground there were more that 400 bodies interred. e Catholic priest had done all he could to remedy the evil, and was most anxious that a public ceme- [came- cemetery] tery [try] might be formed, of yuan the Catholics in the district would gladly avail themselves. It cn ultimately resolved, that the Law Clerk be re- [requested] quested to draw up a memorial, subject to the approval of the Cemetery Committee, for presentation to the Bishop of Ripon, praying his lordship to take the necessary steps to close the Huddersfield parish church burial-ground without delay. APPOINTMENT OF AN ASSISTANT CLERE, [CLERK] The Finance Committee reported that oF. had con- [considered] sidered [resided] the testimonials of the several candidates for the office of assistant clerk; and the result was a recommenda- [recommend- recommendation] tion [ion] that Mr. Samuel Howorth should be appointed to the office, at a salary of 80 per annum, with a surety of 300 for his proper discharge of the duties of his office. Commissioner ENGLAND moved the appointment of Mr. Howorth, which was seconded by Commissioner KaYE, [Kaye] upon whic [which] eo CROsLAND [Crosland] observed, that as one of that committee he had felt it his painful duty to difter [differ] from the recommendation emanating therefrom, and he believed those gentlemen present in committee would give him credit for having differed with them because he did not consider Mr. Howorth a fit and proper person. The Com- [Commissioners] missioners had advertised for a man competent to keep their books by double entry, and he would ask the mover and seconder of the resolution whether, from what came before them in committee they were prepared to say that Mr. Howorth was such a man. From the questions he (the er) put to Mr. Howorth, his own conclusion was that t gentleman had never had charge of a set of books on the principle of double entry. Nor was the handwriting of ur. Howorth either an expeditious or distinct one, or of such a character as they would wish to see in their books. In saying this much he repudiated any intention to reflect on Mr. Howorth's general qualifications, but inasmuch as the board had gone to much expense in having their books set in order inasmuch as Mr. Bolton, of Leeds, had stated that they must have a man well versed in double entry to keep them in order, he was most anxious that those books should be placed in the hands of a thoroughly competent man; and he further contended that no motives of personal respect, or any feeling of delicacy, ought to induce them to elect a man who was not in all thoroughly com- [competent] petent. [patent] The speaker further contended that a thoroughly competent man was before the committee but on account of his youth his claims had not that weight they deserved. Commissioner T. FrrtH [Firth Let him spin his yarn. The said he was not anxious to spin a yarn, but was esirous [serious] of assigning his reasons for the course he had taken as a matter of duty, and then proceeded to move that the ability of Mr. Howorth be tested by Mr. Bolton, of Leeds, and in case the latter gentleman reported Mr. Howorth competent, that he be at once elected. Commissioner KaYE [Kaye] said he had that confidence in Mr. Howorth's ability that he would willingly support the course the last speaker had suggested. hich [which] Commissioner J. Brook seconded the amendment, whic' [which] was op by Commissioners Sutcliffe and Eastwood ; and on a division the original resolution, appointing Mr. Howorth, was carried by 7 to 6. oe ie ee that a new rate of te Committee recommen [recommend] t ie 10d. in the pound be laid, and for this purpose the Clerk to the Board of Works read the estimate for the year, extending from August, 1849, to July, 1850, upon which mmissioner [mission] RILEY complained that these estimates were not' made out a clear year fn advance and contended that the ratepayers were led to believe that the Comunissionss [Commissioners] were spending such and such money, when in reality the money was spent before the rate was laid. The oe sequence was, he contended, that in order to put the Com- [Commissioners] miasioners [missioners] in a proper position it would be necessary that rate should be and he that the Separate should at once be informed of their real position, and that a double rate be at once laid. CHAIRMAN explained that there had only been one rate laid since the 'commencement of the com nearly two years ago, when, in reality, they ought to have had a rate every twelve months; but this could not be done in consequence of the books beirg [being] in arrears. and it was to remedy this state of things that he (the Chairman) fete to have the Rooks kept in a more satis- [sates- stairs] s as ey Ww additional clerk has been appointed. ould [old] be now that an Commissioner RILEY again contended that the state- [statements] ments [rents] put forth to the public as to the state of the Com- [Commissioners] missioners' accounts were quite cont to the facts, and he therefore concluded by moving that a double rate be laid. Commissioner J. Firta [Firth] seconded the motion, which was opposed by Commissioner CrosLanp, [Crosland] the latter of whom contended that a single rate would suffice. and he did not hesitate to assert that an annual rate of 1s. 10d. would be quite ample for the purposes of the Commission. After some further discussion Commissioner KAYE moved that a rate of 2s, 6d. in the pound he laid with the view to get up the arrears, which was seconded by Commissioner sooth, but it having been explained that the carrying of either the double rate proposition or that for a 2s. 6d. rate would involve the re-writing of the rate-book, which had been prepared, it was agreed, as a matter of necessity, that a 1s. 10d. rate should for the present be laid, and the matter then dropped. THE GAS QUESTION. At the conclusion of the proceedings, Commissioner RILEY wished to ask the Law Clerk if the Commissioners were empowered by their Act of Parliament to erect gas works and supply the inhabitants with gas. He put the question in consequence of the statements which fad re- [recently] cently [cent] appeared in the newspapers. mmissioner [mission] CROSLAND objected to the question, inac- [ina- inasmuch] much as the gas question had been shelved for six months, on the motion of ir. Riley himself. Commissioner RILEY persisted in putting the question, remarking that they had had Birkby law, and 'Chronicle Law, and he now wanted to have the law of the Law Clerk. Commissioner CROSLAND still objected, upon which Some angry words passed between that gentleman and Commissioner Riley, which was ultimately stopped by The CHAIRMAN intimating that the question could not be put without previous notice being given. Commissioner CROSLAND objected to the question being put, though notice were given, inasmuch as on a recent occasion the proposition for a committee to enquire into the whole subject was rejected by a majority of that board, and an amendment shelving the question for six months, moved by Commissioner Riley himself, carried in its stead, and, consequently, he contended that it was not competent to re-open the question until the six months had elapsed. Commissioner RILEY complained that his own opinion as to their powers had been denied by the Huddersfield Chro- [Caro- Chronicle] nicle, [nice] and an opinion to the contrary, from time to time, advanced in that journal, and he wished to know which was correct The CaaIRMAN [Chairman] advised the Law Clerk not to give ah opinion on the matter unless proper notice was given of the intention to put such a question. His own opinion, how- [however] ever, was that the Commissioners had not that power to supply the inhabitants with gas. Commissioner RILEY then gave notice that he would put the question at the next meeting to the Law Clerk. Commissioner CROsLAND [Crosland] also gave notice that at the next meeting he would move the appointment of a commit- [committee] wee be take the opinion of the Luw [Law] Clerk into consider- [consideration] ation. [action] The meeting, which was somewhat of a stormy character, then terminated. . DISTRICT NEWS. HOLMFIRTH. WESLEYAN REFORM.-SPECIAL CIRCUIT MEETING. The Rev. John Wilson still seems anxious to secure notoriety, though it be at the sacrifice cf personal res- [respect] pect, [pet] and at the expense of public odium and emptied chapels. Not content with ejecting one of the most respected officials in the Holmfirth circuit from his office of circuit steward, or with his late disgraceful affair at Nether Thong Chapel, and his arrogant conduct on other occasions, he, a fortnight ago, issued summonses to about thirty officials of the circuit to meet in the vestry of the Helmfirth [Holmfirth] Wesleyan Chapel on Thursday, the 4th inst., for the purpose of memorializing [demoralising] the Con- [Conference] ference [France] on the present state of the connexion. On this occasion it might have been expected that he would have acted with some degree of respect and impartiality to those who had obeyed his imperious mandate; but, lo and behold, he could not let even the devotional part of the meeting escape his maledictory [valedictory] spirit without giving utterance to the sublime couplet, in the form of prayer, that the Omnipotent would bend or break the iron sinew in our neck. This, and the farce of prayer ended, he spent about an hour in objecting to the pre- [presence] sence [Spence] of four persons present, whom he said he had not summoned, and who he declared had no right to at- [attend] tend, although all of them had been in office more than ten years. Two of these were trustees, one a local preacher, and the other a class leader. The two former had to leave the meeting, not, however, without one of them first giving him a good dressing. The two latter, however, insisted on their right to be present, and refused being either coaxed or menaced to leave. The meeting then proceeded a memorial to the Con- [Conference] ference [France] being submitted by Mr. Firth Barber, but this brought him again into direct antagonism with his charge some of its sentiments he declared were false, and others unconstitutional, although he failed in proof of either the one or the other. The real fault of the memorial, it is said, was its being of too liberal a cha- [ca- character] racter, [Carter] and asking for the restoration of the expelled ministers Great faults indeed, it must be admitted, with such men as the Rev. John Wilson. On this occa- [occur- occasion] sion, however, it is but just to say, that the rev. chair- [chairman] man had some supporters, one of whom, more sage than the rest, cut short his speech by saying, let them go on and they will hang themselves Another intro- [introduced] duced [duce] a string of resolutions, recommending slight con- [concessions] cessions, but urging firmness and stringency on the part of the Conference. To these the chairman had no ob- [objections] jections [sections] but, although long and ardently recommended by their proposer, they were strongly censured by the meeting, and only one of them could meet with a mover and seconder, and this called forth an amendment from the liberal party, which, to their astonishment, was put from the chair, and, to their great satisfaction, was car- [carried] ried [red] by a majority of five to one. Any further attempt by the Conference party was useless, and the chairman refusing to put the memorial before referred to, a local preacher present addressed him, saying-You see, Mr. Chairman, you are bound hand and foot with the law; youcan [young] do nothing here, but I hope you will tell the Conference that if you could have put the resolutions of the delegate meeting-they being included in the me- [memorial] morial-they [moral-they -they] would have been passed here by a great majority. This ended the drama of this strange circuit meeting, which the Wesleyan Reformers may well 'de- [denominate] nominate, as they do, a real farce, it being no circuit meeting at all, either in its character or in the subjects allowed to be entertained. The meeting continued up- [upwards] wards of four hours, and notwithstanding its restrictive construction, was still too liberal in its sentiments to admit of their being put from the chair, or officially conveyed to conference. The amendment passed, how- [however] ever, was decidedly liberal From a Correspondent. ManirEstaTion [Manifestation] OF Loyatty.-On [Loyalty.-On] Tuesday evening, as soon as the daily papers, announcing the death of the Duke of Cambridge, arrived at Holmfirth, a muffled peal was rung upon the Church bells. This too being the day of interment for the late lamented Sir Robert Peel, of course the solemn music of the bells had a two-fold signification. THENEW [THEN] RalLway.-The [Railway.-The] branch line betwixt Holmfirth and Huddersfield, which was opened on the Ist [Its] instant, promises to be a busy thoroughfare illustrative of which, it may be mentioned that during the first week of traffic, the number of passengers booked at the Holmfirth stations amounted to one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine. Some different arrangement, however, must be made for the safe transit of parties returning to Holmfirth from Huddersfield market on the Tuesdays. On the evening of Tuesday last, pas- [passengers] sengers, [singers] after booking, had to wait upwards of an hour past the appointed time, at the Huddersfield station, pending the arrival of the Bradford train and even then, such was the paucity of carriages, that parties were unceremoniously crammed into them, irrespective of either comfort or common convenience whilst the roof of every carriage was allowed to be packed with a freight of human beings, which is at once objectionable and highly dangerous. The wants of the public- [public especially] especially on market days-being now known to the company, surely some better provision will be at once made for their safe and comfortable conveyance. - MAGISTRATES' COURT, July 6. ON THE BENCH-JOSEPH CHARLESWORTH AND JOSHYA [JOSHUA] Esqrs. [Esquires] AssauLt.-Joseph [Assault.-Joseph] May, of Nether-House, charged John Winterbottom, and Chatterton, both of the same place, with calling him out of bed at two o'clock in the morning of the 27th ult., and then kicking and otherwise brutally maltreating him in consequence of which he had been lame ever since. Defendants pleaded drunkenness Uitimately [Ultimately] the matter was ar- [arranged] ranged the two assailants paying the expenses, 8s. each. Opp Frettows.-The [Fret tows.-The] Yorkshireman Lodge of Odd Fellows, held at the White Hart Inn, dined together at the White Hart, on Monday last, this being the annual day. The lodge contains about 150 members, and so far as funds are concerned, is in a prosperous condition. Like all other well-regulated sick societies, there is an appointed surgeon to the club, and hence, to a great extent, may be attributed its flourishing state. Tue Harvest.-In this neighbourhood the hay har- [harvest] vest has now become general. The yield is reported as abundant, though, owing to the very unsettled state of the weather, not much well-won hay has yet been stacked. ANOTHER AssaULT.-The [Assault.-The] landlord of the Wessenden Head Inn, at the Isle of Skye, Joseph Waterhouse, sum- [summoned] moned [mined] his neighbour, J generally known as Joe o'Captain's, a gamekeeper, for having knocked him down on the moors, put his foot upon him, and swearing he would shoot him, at the same time pre- [presenting] senting [sending] his gun. The parties had long been bad neigh- [neighbours] bours, [ours] and it was evident that an assault of some sort had been committed, for which offence Joe o'Captain's was fined 2s. 6d., with 13s. 6d. costs. SHoortinc [Shooting] a Doc.-A charge of this nature wag ferred [erred] by John Healey, of Fox-house, labourer, J. Laitham, [Latham] a collier, living in the township of pre- [per] Hep- [Hepworth] worth, who was defended by Mr. Harry Booth, Solicitor, of Holmfirth, It appeared that the complainant was entrusted with the safe-keeping of the dog in ques- [question] tion, [ion] by Mr. Samuel Moorhouse, of Downshutts, whose property the animal was. On the 10th of last month, the dog bit Laitham. [Latham] A person who appeared as wit- [witness] ness for Healey, warned him not to shoot-shoot, how- [however] ever, he would, and did. The consequence was, he shot the dog, which died two days afterwards. Case dismissed, plaintiff paying costs. LOCKWOOD. REFusaL [Refusal] To pay Wacrs-A [Wars-A] young Irishman, evi- [vi- evidently] dently [gently] of late importation, named Patrick Connolly, appeared before J. Armitage and B. N. R. Batty, Esqrs., [Esquires] on Wednesday last, at the Guildhall, charging James Crowther, of Manchester-road, Lockwood, with refusing to pay him, the said Patrick, a certain balance of wage account, for fifteen and a half days' work. Patrick, whose volubility rendered an interpreter necessary, had some time ago, beseeched Mr. Crowther to give him leave to toil, at a remuneration estimated from his worth this remuneration, according to Connolly's ideas, Settled itself at the rate of 2s. 4d. per day, which for fifteen and a half days would amount to 1 16s. 2d., payable at the end of a fortnight. But out of this Pa- [Patrick] trick had received in goods, three stones of flour, a quarter of a stone of oatmeal, a pound of sugar, half pound of butter, and sixpence in money, value in whole about 6s. 9d. Mr. J. I. Freeman, solicitor, appeared on behalf of Mr. Crowther, and called witnesses to prove that on engaging the plaintiff Mr. Crowther had stipu- [stop- stipulated] lated [late] that he could not allow him money until the 9th of July. Under this arrangement Connolly commenced work, but on being requested to carry a stone a short tance, [lance] complained of being over weak for the labour -whereupon he was told that he (Mr. Crowther) would not give him more than Is. per day. Patrick assured their honors [honours] that he had never worked for less than 2s. a day -nor had henowsubmitted [submitted] to accept of 1s. Thecase [These] was source of some amusement to the court during the examination of the plaintiff, and the bench ultimately decided that they were of opinion that Conolly had agreed to work for 1s. per day, with the impression of receiving his money at the end of a fortnight, and therefore ordered Crowther to pay him 14s. 6d., and expenses. ALMONDBURY. AtmonpBuRY [Almondbury] Rate Case.-The adjourned hearing of this application came before the sitting magistrates, B. N. R. Batty, and J. Armitage, Esqrs., [Esquires] on Tuesday last, at the Guildhall. Mr. Clay appeared for Thomas Gill, the late collector, and others and Mr. J. I. Free- [Freeman] man, after the bench had declined to here the opposition unless he named for whom he appeared-announced that he was there on behalf of Mr. James Walkingham. It appeard [appeared] on further evidence that the arrears uncol- [uncle- uncollected] lected [elected] amounted to 36 6s.; from this was to be deducted 10, which had been struck off the list pre- [previously] viously, [obviously] leaving the nett arrears at 26 6s, a large portion of which were disputed. The overseers had carefully gone through the list, but were not prepared to take the responsibility of more than 12. It was objected that this left too large a sum in arrears, and it was submitted that the magistrates should not grant a rate, unless a guarantee was offered for more, or at least some further steps taken for summoning the defaulters, as at present the case was likely to leave an impression that the late collector had not done his duty. In answer to Mr. Batty, the overseer said they were pay- [paying] ing about 14 weekly in wages, and were without means to meet this outlay. They had called a meeting to come to some settlement, but there were only three rate payers present, and two of them belonged to the party who supported this opposition. The overseers were anxious to have the matter ended, but they objected to being placed in a position which would render them responsible for unproved summonses. After along conversation between the bench and the solicitors, it was agreed that a rate of 10d. in the pound should be granted, with the understanding that the arrears should be settled either in one way or another. HALIFAX, LEyLanpD's [Leyland's] CoLossaL [Colonial] StaTUE.-At [State.-At] a committee meet- [meeting] ing, held on Tuesday evening, at the White Lion Hotel -Mr. Alderman Craven in the Chair-it was unani- [Union- unanimously] mously [Mosley] resolved, that the subject be fully laid before the public of Halifax, and that subscriptions be solicited towards casting and erecting the statue in a suitable part of the town, the cost of the whole not to exceed 150. We understand there are parties willing to con- [contract] tract for the completion of the work at the sum stated. ErRNEsT [Earnest] JoNES.-The [Jones.-The] term of this gentleman's im- [in- imprisonment] prisonment [imprisonment] expired yesterday. His partizans [partisans] and fol- [followers] lowers, residing in Halifax, in consideration of the suffering he has undergone on behalf of the people's cause, intend giving a grand demonstration and gala, on Monday, the 15th instant. West-hill Park is fixed upon as the place where the gala is to be held. C. Jones, G. Julian Harney, 8S. M. Kydd, [Kidd] and others, are to give addresses. CLAYTON WEST. LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE OF A NEW PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL AT EMLEY, NEAR CLAYTON-WEST. On Monday, a highly interesting meeting was held in the above village, in connection with the laying of the foundation stone of a New Primitive Methodist Chapel. At 3 o'clock, p.m., a procession was formed at the old chapel, which is about half a mile from the new site; and the friends sang a hymn through the street. arriving on the ground, the Rev. R. TANFIELD said, we are assembled to-day for the purpose of laying the first stone in the intended new edifice, which we now do in the name of God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. After which, at the earnest request of the friends, the Rev. James Roome Smith, Independent minister, Clayton West, offered up a truly solemn, appropriate, and fervent dedicatory prayer, beseeching God that the doctrines preached in the new sanctuary, may be strict- [strictly] ly scriptural; that Christ, and him crucified may be the all-absorbing theme of the ministration of his servants, and that the house of prayer, may prove the spiritual birth-place of very many souls. The Rev. R. Tanfield then preached a short discourse, suitable to the occasion, from Luke ii. 13; after which a collection was made towards the building fund. At half-past four o'clock, about 150 friends took tea in the Wesleyan school-room, kindly lent for the occasion; the social repast being concluded, the people assembled at the old chapel, which was densely crowded. After singing and prayer, Mr. TANFIELD was moved to the chair, and in a short but telling speech, commenced the business of the evening. He observed, it afforded him great pleasure in just entering on the duties of the ministry in the circuit, to engage in such an undertaking as had convened them together on the present occasion, and he could not but believe that it would be fraught with the divine blessing. The preaching of the gospel was the great means which God had made use of in the conversion of souls; and where a great affection existed between minister and people, very much good must be the result. He was surrounded by friends who had kindly responded to the request to assist them to-day, and he had great pleasure in introducing to them, Mr. W. Parker, of Manchester, who, on rising, said, Tam but astripling, [plastering] and feel peculiarly on the occasion; yet I am desirous of saying a few words. While we think that a stone has been laid, the first in the new chapel, forget not the foundation laid in Zion, the chief Corner-Stone, Jesus Christ. May we all build upon him, and be eternally happy. He then referred to the large increase of members in the past year, and informed the meeting that at the conference of 1849, it was resolved to beseech God for an increase of ten thousand during the year, and that God had heard and answered their prayers; and now it was determined upon to pray for fifteen thousand this year, and he believed God would give this number. Having referred to his trepi- [trip- trepidation] dation [nation] in the pulpit as a local preacher, he expressed his determination to proceed in the work of the Lord, seeking the strength of Omnipotence promised in God's Word. Mr. H. Frupp [Fruit] shortly addressed the meeting; after which Mr. W. Kaye, of Scissett, in a speech replete with pathos and deep feeling, expressed the pleasure it gave him to render assistance to brethren of another dermination. [termination] He believed the doctrines proclaimed by the Primitive Methodists were truly scriptural, and therefore he felt assured that the divine blessing would attend their exertions and crown them with abundant success. He referred to the power and prevalency [prevalent] of prayer, and urged all in the presence of God to per- [persevere] severe in this privilege if they expected to see the glory of God advanced, and immortal souls saved. His state- [statements] ments [rents] of the immense good which had been witnessed as the effects of Sabbath-school teaching, and the preach- [preaching] ing of the gospel, were affecting, and called forth the applause of the meeting. ; After singing one verse of a hymn, the chairman, in two or three pertinent remarks, introduced to the friends the Rev. J. R. Saurra, [Sara] of Clayton West. Mr. Smith occupied three quarters of a hour in the delivery of a powerful speech, in which he referred to many in- [interesting] teresting [interesting] topics connected with the preaching of the gospel, showing that Jehovah had frequently employed the humblest instrumentality for the accomplishment of his grand and glorious designs. He said,-I rise, sir, in obedience to the call from the chair, to prove practi- [practice- practically] cally, [call] what I have frequently asserted in the language of the inspired penman, Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. I hold in my hand an official statement of the increase of your denomination in the past year, from which I learn 9,205 persons have been admitted into your society. If we take only the units, you have abundant reason to bless God, and take courage; for who can estimate aright the value of one immortal soul Were every atom of the planet we inhabit a thousand talents of gold, and every particle of water composing the vast ocean ten thousand talents of silver; let them be all brought and laid at our feet, could they purchase the salvation of one deathless spirit No. Who, then, but must feel the full force of our Lord's interrogatory, shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul But, upwards of nine thousand souls converted to God What language is adequate to set forth their intrinsic worth And will not you endea- [end- endeavour] vour [our] to push onward the gospel chariot, that, under the blessing of the Most High, and by the influence of that spirit of which you have heard to-day, larger numbers may be added to your society, who shall be jewels collected by Christ into his kingdom at the great last day How vast is the responsibility attaching itself to the work of the ministry To preach Christ Jesus and him crucified to perishing sinners, as those who must give account; who, I ask, is sufficient for these things Yet, we rejoice when we know our sufficiency is of the Lord, and whose strength is made perfect in weakness. After some affectionate counsels, Mr. Smith delivered a pathetic address to the young. He remarked, I am always gratified, sir, when I am surrounded by a numerous company of young persons, our future hope, and the buds of promise to the Church of Christ. I have often gazed on the sturdy oak of the forest, which has withstood the storms and braved the tempests of centuries but it is still erect, its roots are securely fixed in the earth, and its trunk and wide- [wide spreading] spreading branches prove the strength of the tree but I have likewise witnessed the shoot of the acorn in its tender and infantile state, and it bends itself before every blast, and appears shaken with every storm. I want you, young friends, to remember that now is the time you should, in one sense, resemble the young oak. For tell me is there any one thing more pleasing in the eyes of Christ, and holy angels, than to see the early sun-flower bend itself before the Sun of Righteousness Now, then, be devoted to God, love private devotion; in the secret retirement of the closet consecrate your youthful powers to Christ, and you shall grow and thrive like the oak, and the storms of life and triels [tries] of time will keep your faith fixed in Christ as secure as the roots of the oak in the ground. Then when you enter connected life you will erect an altar for God in your dwellings, and teach the truths of the Gospel to your children by example as well as precept-thea [precept-the] you will visit the sanctuary and enjoy the public ordinances of God's house, and obtain a meetness [meetings] for the worship of the higher and holier temple. After dwelling at con- [considerable] siderable [considerable] length on these, and other interesting topics, Mr. Smith resumed his seat amid the plaudits of the meeting. The then offered a few closing observations, after which votes of thanks to the Rev. J. R. Smith and Mr. Kaye, for their kindness, the trustees of the school- [schoolroom] room, for the loan of the place, were moved, seconded, and carricd, [carried] and the mecting [meeting] closed by singing and prayer. SERMONS aT CLAYTON West.-On Sunday lest, the Rey. W. Donald preached two sermons at Scissett Church, Clayton West, when full cathedral service wes [West] per- [performed] formed by efficient persons from Huddersficld, [Huddersfield] and collections made on behalf of the choir. On Monday, the Sunday school children connected with the above, assembled and walked in procession through the village, and sang some hymns. After which they were bouunti- [bound- beautifully] fully supplied with an excellent tea at the parsonage, and the day being fine, they took their repast on the lawn. . OPENING OF AN ODDFELLOWs' [Oddfellows] HaLt [Hat] aT CLayton [Clayton] West. -On Saturday evening the 6th instant, a concert was held on the occasion of the opening of the Oddfellows' Hall, a large room built by Mr. Schofield, innkeeper, Scissett, and a very great desideratum in this locality, suitable alike for public meetings in connection with politics, science, or magisterial business. In the present improving age, we would hope that we shall have the administration of justice nearer home, now that a suit- [suitable] able room is provided-a thing very requisite for this populous neighbourhood. BARNSLEY. Mecuantcs' [Magnates] Instirure-On [Institute-On] Thursday evening la t Mrs. Butler, (widow of the late eminent tragedian S. Butler, Esq.,) delivered her oratorical and elocutionary entertaimments [entertainments] in the Mechanics' Hali, [Hail] Wellinston- [Wellington- Wellinstonstreet] street, toa [to] thin yet respectable audience. The enter- [entertainments] tainments [entertainments] were prefaced by elaborate disquisitions on Shakespere, [Shakespeare] which were beautifully illustrated by a choice and valuable selection of extracts from his works, and on which great tribute was paid to his colus- [colts- colossal] sal [sa] genius. The entertainments elicited considerable applause. MeEcuanics' [Mechanics] Instrtute.-The [Institute.-The] half yearly meeting of the Mechanics' Institute was held on Wednes ay [Wednesday ay] even- [evening] ing, the 2nd instant. Mr. Thomas Allen presided. The secretary's report was read, and showed that they had an addition of 47 members since January last, making a total of 250. The treasurer's report was audited by Messrs. Miles Calvert and Wm. Smith, and showed a balance of 41. THe [The] New Rattway.-The [Railway.-The] coal branch from the main line at Swinton to Worsbro' [Worse] Dale, was opened on Mon- [Monday] day last, by twenty waggon loads of coal being trans- [transferred] ferred [erred] from the Park colliery. We hope that this direct communication with the ccal [coal] district will revive the coal trade, as it has been very dull fora considerable period. Its terminus is situated within a comparatively short distance from the old Darley-main Colliery, is within but a few yards from the new Darley-main, and is also near Messrs. Shephards [Shepherd] and Co.'s, the Park, and other collieries, besides being near the Staiths, [States] at which the Silkstone coal arrives by a common railroad, which is worked by horses. Some of the collieries in a difer- [differ- different] ent [end] direction have recently began to transmit coal by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, which was opened on the 1st of January, from which we may hope that the coal trade is likely to be resuscitated, and the Worsbro' [Worse] Bridge Iron Works be thus enabled to resume their work actively. METHODIST AssocraTION [Association] CHAPEL. Two sermons were preached in this chapel on Sunday last, by Mr. Coultas, an expelled local preacher, from York-one in the afternoon at half-past two, and the other in the evening at six. The congregations on each occasion were overflowing. Collections were made at the close of each service, when 30 was obtained. Foor [For] Racres.-On [Acres.-On] Monday last a foot race, for 10 a-side, between Peter Porter, of Barnsley, and Mark Colambine, [Combine] of Worsbro' [Worse] Common, came off at Birdwell. [Boswell] when the former was declared winner by a distance of two yards. On the same day another race was run, at Cudworth, between George Allen, of Barnsley, and Benjamin Till, of Ardsley, for 5 a-side. Allen won by a distance of three yards. OF THE NEw [New] Postan [Postal] ARRANGEMENTS. -0On [on] Saturday last an individual, named Collins, died in Wilson's Piece, his friends residing principally in Man- [Manchester] chester those in this town could not avail themselves of postal communication, as formerly, to transmit the in- [intelligence] telligence, [intelligence] but were compelled to despatch a special messenger, at considerable expense, in order to acquaint them with his demise. This is one of the numerous cases that have already occurred in Barnsley, as else- [elsewhere] where, in consequence of the new post-office regulations. THE Factory Act.-An adjourned meeting of dele- [dale- delegates] gates from the various factories in Barnsley, was held on Saturday evening last, to take into consideration the best means of securing to the factory workers Mr. Fielden's Ten Hours Act. The chair was occupied by Mr. John Norton. The meeting was addressed by various friends of the cause, but nothing definite was agreed upon. are glad to learn that the members of this excellent literary institution have availed themselves of the privileges offered by the Yorkshire Union of Mechanics' Institutes. By being incorporated in the Union, publicity will be given to their proceedings, and it will also add to their popu- [Pope- popularity] larity. [laity] The Franklin Club has been in existence up- [upwards] wards of seven years; it was originated under very inauspicious circumstances, and but for the zeal and perseverance of its founders, could not have sur- [Sir- survived] vived [lived] the difficulties by which its infancy was beset. A number of townsmen have been solicited to deliver lectures gratuitously during the winter season, many of whom have acceded to do so. Among the lectures already obtained are, F. G. Jackson, Esq., M.D., on Respiration Rev. John Cathcart, On the Life, Character. and Patriotic Career of George Wash- [Washington] ington [Kington] Rev. B. Beddow, [Bed] On the Reformation Thomas Lister, Esq., On the Life, Character, and Writings of Ebenezer Elliott; Mr. Amos Maudsley, a talented working man, On the Philosophy of Taste and Beauty besides other lectures from members of the Franklin Club. Mr. M. A. George Dawson, of Bir- [Sir- Birmingham] mingham, [Birmingham] is also engaged to deliver two lectures-one On Cromwell, and the other, On George Fox, the first of the Quakers. The progress of the Franklin Club has not been facilitated by yearly subscriptions- [subscriptions] its members, weekly contributions (with the exception of some extraneous subscriptions towards increasing the library,) have been its only source of income; notwithstanding, it is enabled to offer some important privileges, among which are its concerts, lectures, the reading room (in which are the most popular periodicals and newspapers), a large quantity of class books and apparatus, and a library containing nearly 700 volumes. PatnruL [Patrol] Casvatty.-On [Casualty.-On] Saturday last a painful casualty occurred tc a miner named Robert Siddons, of Dodworth, in the Loncar [Long] Colliery, under the fol- [following] lowing circumstances. It appears that a breach had been made into some old works, through which the foul air issued into the new mine in Loncar [Long] fields, Siddons was sent to build a wall and thereby stop the communication; but the foul air had entered in such quantities that he sank under its suffocating influence. He was dragged out in a state of insensibility, con- [conveyed] veyed [eyed] to a house in Marine Row, where medical assist- [assistance] ance [once] was procured immediately. The poor fellow suf- [su- suffered] fered [Fred] so severely from the deleterious effects of the foul air, or choke damp, that he was unable to speak until the Sunday evening following. We are happy to say, however, that hopes are entertained for his re- [recovery] covery. [cover] Suppren [Suppress] Drata.-On [Drama.-On] Thursday morning, the 4th in- [instant] stant, [stand] an elderly woman, named Charlotte Cooper, a resident of Measbro' [Measure] Dyke, was seized by an apoplectic fit, from the effects of which she expired in a few hours. She was out at ten the preceding evening, and was seized so severely about 3 oclock [clock] on the Thursday morning that life was extinct at 8 o'clock. It is re- [reported] ported that she had been drinking at the Coach and Horses Inn, Beechfield, [Beech field] the day previous. Tue Baprists.-This [Baptist.-This] society is making rapid progress in this locality. On Sunday last twelve individuals were baptized [Baptist] and made members of this denomination. The Rev. W. Cathcart, from Glasgow University, is deli- [delivering] vering [bering] a course of six lectures on the parables of the Scriptures, which are attended by numerous congrega- [Congress- congregations] tions. [tins] They are erecting a school adjoining the chapel, on account of theirpresent [their present] accommodation in respect to scholars being insufficient. The school is being erected solely at the of John Wood, Esq., of Worsbro' [Worse] Dale, a member, whose assistance ON various Occasions has tended materially to promote the objects of the society. It was through Mr. Wood's instrumentality and munificence that the chapel in which they now meet was erected. COURT-HOUSE, July 1th. [the] tae [tea] Hicuways.-David [Highways.-David] Blacker and Joshua Dickinson, were arranged before the vitting [sitting] magistrates, Godfrey Wentworth, Esq., Thomas Taylor, Esq., and the Rev. William Wordsworth, on a cnarge [charge] of obstructing the highway, preferred by Supcrintcudent [Superintendent] Green. Defendants were matched to run a race on the 1dth [death] of June last, at Clayton West, on which occasion a numerous concourse of people assembled to witness the said race, and caused the obstruction in yeestion. [question] Defendants were fined 5s. and expenses, Disrrainixe [disarranged] Two Asses.-Charles Tyas, the hichway [highway] surveyor, at Monk Bretton, made an application to the magistrates for an order to sell two asses, the pro- [property] perty [petty] of Thomas Beciord, [Bird] which had been and not claimed wititin [within] the specified time. refused to release his property by payment of the necessary expenses, Which only amounted to 11s. The order was therefore granted. TRESPASSING IN PURSUIT OF egg charged Join and Richard Watson with iis [is] pursuit of game on the estates of Stanbepe, [Stanhope] as of Cannon Hall, near Cawihorne, [Cawthorne] on the withnoe. [within] Fined 1 and costs. ae THE ANTISUNDAY [UNSOUND] POS CAUSE. (From the Times.) The anti-Sunday post cause appears to have a rue of its own. It has made its way thus iar [air] by a succession of assaults and surprises which its maintainers must think nothing less than miraculons. [miraculous] The process with the petitions. Respectable men, in their shops andl [and] their parlours, were suddenly invaded by a sanctimoni [sanction] us bau- [bay- audit] ditti [ditto] in black coats and white ties, and askel [asked] if they feared God and reverenced the Sabbath. There was no resisting so solemn an appeal; and, with a sort of mesmeric piety, they signed their names to tiey [tie] hardly knew what,-something about the beticr [diabetic] observ- [observe- observance] ance [once] of the Sabbath. When the first assault of the Sab- [Bas- Sabbatarian] batarian [Bavarian] pressgang [pressing] proved insufficient, it was generally intimated that the impious recusant would find himself in a position of unpleasant singularity in fact, that his name would be posted in a black list of the ungodly. There was no help for it. What is called the argument was all on one side. As everybody knows, by painful exeriecnce [experience] there is nothing so readily got up as atrumpery [trumpet] balyet [ballet] of nonsensical reasons for some foolish little opinion, aud [and] men who had written and received letters on Sundays all their lives without a misgiving were soon pushed into a corner. Hencethe [Hence the] enormous list of signatures to the anti-Suiday [anti-Sunday] post petitions-almost equal to Mr. Feargus [Argus] O'Conzir's [O'Concur's] ite [it] lous [loud] muster-roll. After this, the next step was to surprise the House of Commons, which for one reason or another surrendered to the saints at the first summons. Govern- [Government] ment [men] then either shared the general panic, or seught [sought] to counteract it by an unexpected ruse and one tic morn- [morning] ing the world was surprised to hear that next there would be no post. Nothing cenld [cent] exceed the delic [deli] ht of the Judaizers at this portentous announcement. Their less willmg [William] or less initiated followers, however, were sonic of them dismayed to find that the change was inconvenient, and that they had to pay fur their piety. Hence w suri [sure] of reaction on the part of some who had asked for tho alter- [alteration] ation, [action] and many more who had never had the conrage [courage] to resist it. To stop the growing nuisance, Mr. Locke gave notice of a resolution with a view to a counter-address to her Majesty. He proposed rather late what should of course have been the first step in the affair,-an enquiry imtu [impetus] the best meansof [means of] reduciny [reducing] Sunday without quitestepning [questioning] the post; asking, meanwhile, that the post shou'. [shoe'. be re- [res] s'ored [s'ore 'ored] toits [Toots] former position, and the Sundxy [Sunday] service resiuaed. [reside] So the resolution siood [stood] in the list, and a large muster of members assembled to carry it. But, behold aputher [author] sur- [Sir- surprise] prise Lord John, having dreamt a dream, or seen the ghost of Sir Andrew Agnew, acqniesces [acquiescence] in an amendment, moved by Mr. Beresford Hope, striking ont the proviso that for the present letters should be cotlected [elected] and delivered on Sunday as before. The amendmeunc [amendment] has been adopted, on the principle of a well known exnt, [next] tigat [tight] que audit gue. [ge] The Sunday post is suppresse [suppressed] ie ply tained. [gained] Mr. Locke, however, thongh [thing] partially defeated, made a very good speech, and elicited another very good one from Mr. The debate that followed, we prestime, [prestige] re- [represents] presents the present state of the controversy, fae.s [far.s] on une [one] side and signatures on the other. Neither Lord Ashley nor his coadjutois [conductors] advanced asingle [single] fact in reply to My. Locke's very weighty statements. Ii appears that at Mevicheszer [Manchester] and Liverpool the news agents have found it necessary to organize large staffs of boys, newsmen, footrunners, foot runners] and even messengers to srpply [supply] the place of the handful of postmen, who would otherwise have distri uted [district ted] the London Sunday papers in the ordinary course of their duty. Thus Sunday labour has been enormous'y mutti- [mitt- multiplied] plied by the late change. If it is so in these two towns, it must be so at every consideroble [considerable] town in these islants, [islands] eyually [equally] distant from the metropolis. With the utmost contrivance the Sunday papers will not arrive till Satur [Star] day evening, when it is too late to forward them the same day through numerous villages lying five or six miles of for, if a newsman's round will take him cr four hours, his master will not send him out at 8 v'cloek [v'clock] p.m., on Saturday, but at 5 the next mornins. [morning] na re- [reply] ply to these facts, and some others of equal but more domestic interest, Lord Ashley and his friends couid [could] do nothing but refer to their 700,000 signatures, to the 41 members of the Town-comncil [Town-Council] of Glasgow, to the 9 bankers, the 22 physicians and surgeons, the 68 roen- roe- renters] raters and brokers, and the 500 commercial men and capitalists; nine-tenths of whom had probably seitled [settled] the question by a reference to the 22nd chapter oF Esulas, [Silas] without considering for a moment to what extent the commandment was obligatory upon Christians, how 'hr they really and truly observed it themselves, or how far the closing of the Post-office would actually di- [diminish] minish [finish] Sunday labour on that day, and so answer its own purpose. Everybody knows the story of the borough- [borough monger] monger who had to get whatever he wanted from the minister by the argument, We are seven, my Lord and all that Lord Ashley has to say in reply to the gravest and most undeniable objections is, My Lord, we are 700,000. It will be rejoined, perhaps, that Messrs. Willmer [Waller] and Smith, and a hundred or two other firms in their position throughout the country, ought to follow the example of the Post-office, and ought not to send out their footmners [footmen] and mounted messengers. But they will send them out, and if they don't send them out others will 3 so the thing will be done, and will be the direct result of Lord Ashlsy's [Ashley's] mea- [me- measure] sure. Nor do we see how it can possibly be obviated by any arrangements of the Post-office. Wo observe that some of the weekly newspapers suggest that, with a Friday evening addition, and a postal delivery very late un Satur- [Star- Saturday] day night, the thing may be managed. But while the people of Lancashire, the West Riding, and the Potteries can get news on Sunday up to tour o'clock on Saturday afternoon, is it likely that they will be content with news only up to the same hour on Friday afternoon and, as for a special delivery of newspapers all over the country wp to midnight on Saturday, so absurd an idea would never have entered into any other brain than that of a raging Sabba- [Sabbath- Sabbatarian] tarian. [train] It was evident from the begin ning [nine] that the anti- [unsound] Sunday-postists [Sunday-posts -postists] would be pushed to this extreriity, [extremity] for there is absolutely nothing which they do not expect the nation to sacrifice to their hobby. The oaly [only] argument or fact that rose above the level of the 700,000 signatures, was Mr. Muntz's [Mount's] testimon [testimony] y. He never could enjoy a comfortable quiet Sunday, from the number of letters he used to receive. For 30 years he had never had three quiet Sundays but the last three, and, as one largely engaged in business, he could assure the house he had not felt the least inconvenience from the stoppage of letters. Now, bold as it may be to correct Mr. Muntz [Mount] in a matter of his own personal experience, we will undertake to do so. The disquiet which he seems to have alloyed his Sabbath rest for the last thirty years, arose, not from the receipt of his letters, but from his craving to answer them. We know, to our cost, his insatiable appetite for letter writing. So far as regards the receipt of letters, what can it signify to the peace of one's mind whether a letter is received on Saturday or on Sunday, excepting that ten o'clock on Saturday night is the worst hour of the weck [week A man with ordinary command over his actions and temper can look over a batch of letters on Sunday afternoon, break a seal or two, put the business letters in his desk or his pocket, peruse the private ones if they seem more important than usual, dismiss the whole batch from his thoughts, and take a walk with his wife and children, or, if he pleases, hear the latter their catechism. The sting of a letter is generally the necessity for answering it, and nobody is expected to answer a letter on Sunday. People may, if they like, but they are not expected, and the day is always a valid excuse. Mr. Muntz, [Mount] then, has mis- [is- mistaken] taken the working of his peculiar temperament for the necessity of the case. If he will put every inkstand in his house under lock and key on Saturday night, and give the key to his minister or any other keeper of his conscience, he will be able to receive a hundred letters on Sunday with- [without] out any disquiet. Nay, we should not wonder if in course of time he acquired so sublime a state of Sabbatical apathy as to look on the hundred letters without the least inclina- [incline- inclination] tion [ion] to open them,