Huddersfield Chronicle (14/Sep/1850) - page 5

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MISSIONARY SOCIETY. niversary [necessary] of the Huddersfield Auxiliary of this The a stitution [institution] commenced on Sunday last, by valuable in the Independent chapels. In the . pecal [peal] Highfield chapel, an eloquent discourse was mornin [morning] py the Rev. Dr. Jenkyn, and in the evening delivere [delivered ces [ce] were conducted by the Rev. J. Glendenning, the sore voi [oi] At Ramsden-street chapel excellent es were preached, in the morning by the Rev. R. cer [er ani [an] i i cern [corn] resident minister, and in the evening by the skin a Jenkyn. Collections on each occasion were a on behalf of the London Missionary Society, ya ntin tin] at Highfield, to 28, and at Ramsden-street, po 19 20 15s The public mecting [meeting] was held on Monday evening, 1 was of a very interestmg [interest mg] character. On the ant we observed the Revs. Dr. Jenkyn and W, Jatfor [Platform . . on nstop [stop] (the deputation from the parent society), the ars. [as] J. Stacey (New Connexion), H. Bsan [San] (Heckmond- [Hammond- Recommends] se), Maefurlane [MacFarlane] (Holmfirth), Hanson (Milnsbridge), sock. R. Skinner, and J. Glendenning; W. Willans, roa jal [al] Messrs. R. Jackson, Samuel Taylor, and Henry Edwards. . The p rocecdings [proceeding] were opened in the usual manner, by cpajr [cpa] and prayer, after which ; oy Wrtays. [Rats] Esq., was moved to the chair, and said 'Jt it an honour to occupy the position to which hex had called him. Hie should not trespass upon their ation [action] by auy [any] lengthy introductory observations on atte [ate] jects [sects] of the meeting, as there were several ministers the other gentlemen who would address the meeting and. yore efficiently. the Rev. R. SKINNER then read the general report of the institution, which represented the income as slightly increased UpOR [Upon] the previous years, with a decreased ex- [expenditure] Fron [From] the South Sea Islands, Africa, China, and the East 2 id West Indies, the reports were generally favourable. but all prayed for additional missionary qgency [agency] to miect [met] the requirements of the heathen world. The support of the temple of Juggernaut in India by ihe [the] British government had presented an almost in- [insuperable] saperuble [superbly] difficulty to the progress of missions in that country but through the representations of the society, and from otlier [atelier] sources, the Directors of the East India Company lad been induced to adopt preliminary racasures [erasures] for its removal, as also for the introduction of qn enactiuent [enactment] cnsurmg [censure] legal rights to all converts in the company's territories. The total income of the Parent Society during the year amounted to upwards of 464 (000, [W] cash account of the loeal [local] branches was read by the treasurer, Mr. R. Jackson, from which it appeared that the congregation assembling in Highfield have con- [contributed] tributed [tribute] 173 15s, 9d., and that at Ramsden-street 125 to the Parcut [Pact] Suciety. [Society] . The Rev. J. STacEY [Stacey] moved the adoption of the report in the following resolution and in a most eloquent yeech [Leech] That the report now read be adopted, and that this mecting [meeting] recosnizes [recognises] the essentially missionary character of Christianity, and the imperative obligation that rests on all who have embraced the hope of the gospel for themselves, tw make known the glad omnes [ones] of mercy, as the exclusive means of salvaticn, [salvation] to perishing man. They had happily, he continued, outlived the time when formal argument was necessary in justification of Christian missions, for, alchough [although] the oldest inissionary [missionary] societics [society] had only been in existence little more than half a century. their necessity was generally conceded. Christianity was essentially missionary in its character, Tt was now adinitted [admitted] that a church without a nuissionary [missionary] spirit was. strictly speaking, no church and that a society of men distinguished by the name of Jesus Christ, whose religious sympathies terminated in themselves, orobeyed [or obeyed] any other Jaw than the law of universal love, had no claim to be considered as part of the spiritual God in Christ. It had been objected that there was sufficient to do at home; anda [and] short time ago he had heard the objection, in effect, urged froma [from] missionary platform-the Christian church, it was said, in the elevation of its religious sympathies and in the magnitude of its enter- [enterprise] was like a man on the summit of some lofty mountain, whuse [whose] eye was attracted by the reach of territery [territory] around him, and strained to behold the most distant object before him, overlooking the objects which lay immediately at his feet. He was very much disposed to think that the objection was rarely urged by those who did inmost for the cause of Christ either at home or abroad. Why. its spirit was very much akin to that parsimony which grieved at the waste of the costly vintiuent [Vincent] on the Saviour's feet, and covered its plea- [plea covered] covered its the pretence that the oint- [ont- ointment] ment [men] might have been sold for three hundred pence to give to the pour. It was not until the missionary spirit was richly poured out upon the church that it rose to a true conception of its duty. (Hear.) He believed it was almost impossible to estimate the advantages con- [conferred] ferred [erred] upon suciety [society] at home and abroad by missionary enterprise. It had greatly enlarged their sphere of knowledge-given a wider range and a profounder depth to their science and philosophy; it had made them familiar with climes and languages, social institutions ind national peculiarities, of which but for it they would have remained ignorant. It had called into exercise and directed to the noblest objects a vast mass of mind, which but for it would have slept for ever. It had furnished their literature with some of the most beau- [beautiful] tiful [pitiful] productions of genius and of learning, and thereby provided the means of religious education to generations yetunborn. [yet unborn] It had honoured their nature by bringing out in clear and beautiful display soine [noise] of its best and lovliest [loveliest] yualities, [qualities] and had furnished for the admiration and approval of nankind [mankind] examples of self-devotion and piety aud [and] moral heroism, which stood alone in the recurds [regards] of an inspired history. (Hear.) It had done more-it had linked them in conscious brotherhood with those of other nations. and tongues, and climes, and languages, and given them to feel what they only believed before that God hath made of one blood ail nations of men. (Hear.) Whatever mere moralists might say to the contrary, there was such a thing as benevolence-there was a love which lost ttself'in [itself'in] its ubject, [subject] and which, without any sordid calcu- [calico- collection] ition [edition] of personal advantages, aimed directly and only at the good of others. (Hear.) There was a spirit in mau [may] which in itself, however fallen, was the image of ne fel [fe] the Infinite. By virtue of this, man had higher reletions [relations] than those of earth-a more solemn and noble destiny than that of time, and therefore dearer interests than those of a world of which the fashion was passing away. Time was almost entirely relative in its value- [value was] was of little importance, and only rose into deep and significance when it was mirrored in the face of eternity. (Hear, hear.) The Rev. Mr. Hanson, resolution, The Rey. Mr. Bean, of Heckmondwyke, [Hammond] in a neat Speech, moved the next resolution - That this mecting [meeting] regards with devowt [devote] admiration and thankfulness those movements of Divine Providence which have )repared [prepared] the way for the gospel of Christ in almost very part of the world, and the cheering measure of success With which it has pleased the Holy Spirit to attend the abours [labours] of this and kindred institutions. The Rev. Dr. Jexkyy [Jockey] had great pleasure in rising to Second the resolution. In doing so he felt the deep Conviction how true was the doctrine-gaining ground very much in this country-that we are very much the of first impressions. The first impression he ad received on the previous night was very delightful and thrilling. and he thought at the time if he could only get such a meeting for the Monday night he Should do good to all the religious parties of the town -that he should give a fresh impulse to the missionary 1 Wrest of that neighbourhood, which, like the pebble thr [the] wu into the lake, gently undulating its surface, ex- [ending] nding [ending] in widening circles on every hand-would Spread unti [anti it was felt in Africa, in Madagascar, in ndia, [India] in the South Seas, in the West Indies, and in of Milnsbridge, seconded the other parts of the world. He wished he could in a kind poetry or imagination, preserve the first impression Which was i produced on the Sunday evening. But no; Numbers present had very much interfered with the chann, [chain] (Laughter.) Now it would devolve, he must Confess, Slonary [Salary] S 2 order he could ocicty, [Oct] to go over the various missionary fields, to interest them in this important work but not very concisely go over those fields of labour ne time allotted to him. He imagined, however, theres [there] audience made it a point of duty- [duty] as they paid Ir SU re bscriptions [subscriptions] for the publishing and circulation of at read those reports. They had in London a Sane that if any man wished to have avery [very] great tet preserved, he ought to publish it in a missionary ant and since he (Dr. Jenkyn) had come to Hud- [HUD- Dines] ines eo had learnt another lesson-that if a man re hide a 50 note, let him put it in a missionary Port and it would never be noticed. (Laughter.) He ment [men] s the means of introducing an improve- [improve] ee into those reports issued during the year; Spoke of the rough maps of the various parts to as to the r eport [port] referred, thus interesting young people Brien the situation of the stations where the mission- [mission at] at Were placed. Many persons were anxious to know say done with their money. One person would 00 subscribed a guinea; what in the world has 5 hot, of it and another would say-' I have given a What in the world has come of my 5 The di wy might answer, as the celebrated Dr. Abernethy book, n interrogated on a particular subject, read my Time that was read our reports. (Laughter.) World weld not allow him to take them round the the hey had in London a kind of panorama called th verland [overland] Passage to India 3 but could not densfield [Dransfield] that way. (Should the Rev. Dr. be in Hud- [HUD- HUD] Of taking woot, [wood] Week he will be afforded an opportunity friends by that route. But suppose they g his w nt from London, passed by France, Portugal, Spain, an, . ope ee Africa, until they came to the Cape of Good had bee, Te they would see what labours the society had there in. Think of what the missionary language, done-they had given to the people a written ', and grammars, and dictionaries, and New Tes- [Te- Semen] mn their own tongue. Look at the geographical ior [or] of tive [tie] Which had recently been made in the inte- [inter- intent] the and a large lake, by the activity and energy Philogop [Philip] lonary [nary] agents. He did not think that worldly Phy, [Why] and worldly literature, and worldly science, upon him as a delegate from the London Mis- [Is- Missed] paid to religious missions that res to pay on account of When the Russian Cap pect [pet] which they ae very discoveries. . J n Kotzebue [Cotes] wrote a his travels in the southern seas, he took in dulge [Duke] in the highest self-laudation, [self-liquidation] because he had planted a potatoe [potatoes] in one of the islands, and then the Quarterly and Edinburgh Reviews took it up and praised the man to the skies, because he had planted this one root. Just suppose that their men of science and lite- [literature] rature [nature] and enterprise had given a written language to a people-suppose they had made the discoveries in geo- [geographical] graphical science which the London Missionary Society's people had done-suppose they had distributed the arts of civilized life-why all the reviews and newspape s [newspaper s] would have lauded these people to the skies. News- [Newspapers] papers had their cant as well as Methodist people- [people reviews] reviews had their cant as well as dissenters and churchmen. Where had the men of science and so-called social philcsophers [philosophers] built their asylums for the poor Look into France, and the countries of the Mahommedan, [Mohammedan] and see if they could find any asylums for the poor and they would be satisfied that the mis- [is- missionary] Slonary [Salary] spirit of England stood pre-eminent in works of charity. From Africa let them take a sail to Ma 'agas- [gas- Madagascar] car, a place which taugLt [taught] them a very important lesson, of the folly of allowing available opportunities to pass unnoticed. God gave them an open door to fill all Russia with bibles-thcy [bibles-they] neglected and lost the oppor- [upper- upright] ought (Hear.) tunity. [unity] On another occasion, God gave them an open door to fill all Madagascar with the gospel of Jesus Christ. They thought the door would never be shut, and that there was no need for hurry-they waited, and the door was shut. Now this ought to teach them that whenever God gave them an open door for use- [usefulness] fulness, [Furness] let them rush into it. This was a suitable lesson, for God had lately opened a door to China, in answer to the thousands of prayers sent up to heaven from the churches, that He would give access to China. Let thein [then] be prepared to take advantage of this ina proper Spirit, and with determination. (Hear, hear.) Allusion had been made in the report to Indiaand [Indian] the support of the temple of Juggernaut; but happily there was a prospect that this disgrace woul. [would] speedily be removed. (Hear, hear.) In conclusion, the reverend gentleman said that if they did not do the work of missions, it would not be done. God would not gork [cork] without means. Let them, then, take this A B C of Christian missions into their heart, and results would be accomplished beyond their expectations. The Rev. Mx. of Holmfirth, moved, in an effective spcech [speech] - That while this meeting is gratified that the income of the socicty [society] has somewhat advanced, and its expenditure has been diminished beyond that of the preceding year, it Is, nevertheless, most deeply convinced that the claims of the perishing heathen on the Churches of Britain have been very inadequately met, and that the present aspects of the missionary field most urgently demand enlarged pecuniary contributions, and more earnest prayerfulness. The Rev. W. Jouysron [Journey] felt exceedingly happy to sce [se] So many assembled there that evening, for the purpose of advocating one of the best of causes, the cause of Christian missions to the heathen world. In that cause he had spent many years of his life. Twelve years and a half ago he went out to Tahitii [Tahiti] What a crowd of associations rushed into his mind on the mention of Tahiti, which, though comparatively modern, were deeply interesting. One hundred years ago, the name of that island was not known. A few years ago the people of Tahiti and an adjoining island thought they were the only islands in the world. When looking from the hill-tops, the inhabitants thought that where the water merged into the distant horizon both termi- [terms- terminated] nated. [Anted] True, they had traditions of their forefathers coming from another country, but they were so crude and indistinct as to be valueless-so that when the first ship with its crew approached their shores, they were struck with admiration, and thought they were beings come from another sky, and were of a higher nature. This might account for the manner in which they treated Captain Cook. But the visit of this early navigator was too short to enable him to form a proper estimate of the character of the people. When the first missionary went to Tahiti he did not find them charac- [character- characterised] tcrised [crossed] by those amiable qualities which they had been represented to possess. Many cruel systems existed amongst them, and their religion was especially repul- [reply- repulsive] sive. [side] Men were offered in public sacrifice. For this purpose the victims they had taken in war were brought home, and no quarter was shown, but old men, women, and young children fell in one inhuman massacre. In- [Infanticide] fanticide [fancied] existed to a great extent amongst them, and to be relieved of the children they were strangled or burnt. That was the state of the Tahitian people when the fist missionary settled amongst them. As others were added to the field they gradually toiled on, and ultimately gathered the scattered words of the natives into a vocabulary, and established a written language. Their barbarous customs were abandoned, the scriptures introduced, and schools erected. The Sabbath bells were heard to echo across the plains, and groups of rude natives were seen wandering through the cocoa groves, or along the sands, towards the house of God, each carrying a little basket containing a hymn book and bible. (Hear, hear.) But it was not to be expected that this state of happiness and promise could long con- [continue] tinue, [tine] and the enemy came amongst them, spreading the seeds of discord. The rev. gentleman then gave a rapid sketch of the events ensuing from the subjugation of Tahiti to the French crown, and the introduction of Roman Catholicism into the island-detailing in a very interesting manner the various steps taken, unsuccess- [success- unsuccessfully] fully, by the catholic priesthood to obtain a domination over the islanders. Mr. Johnston resumed; he believed the many troubles which overwhelmed the Tahitian peo- [pro- people] ple [le] had been overruled for good. He did not despair of the Tahitian people, but believed they would remain steadfast to the truth they had received. The influence of Christia- [Christian- Christianity] nity [city] hadspread [had spread] from this island to the whole of Polynesia, and now their missionary ship, the John Williams, was going from island to island, with the Bible and other mis- [is- missionary] sionary [missionary] agencies-and their inhabitants, once strongly prejudiced against the white man, were becoming more friendly and hospitable. At Eromanga, [Orange] where Williams was murdered, the inhabitants were gaining confidence in the missionary, and much good was doing. For the benefit of their own countrymen the gospel should be circulated in the South Seas. There was nearly 1,000 whaling vessels navigating in these parts, and there were about 2,000 people speaking the English language in the Friendly and other islands. Let then the islands of Polynesia be sustained for the sake of their own country and the glory of God. (Hear, hear.) The Rev. Mr. TuRNockK [Turnpike] moved, and the Rev. J. GLEN- [GLENDENNING] DENNING seconded, That the following gentlemen be the officers and com- [committee] mittee [matter] for the ensuing year -Mr, R. Jackson, treasurer ; Rev. R. Skinner, and Mr. Wright Mellor, secretaries; Messrs. D. Taylor, W. Willans, H. Edwards, H. Jones, T. Denham, W. Atkinson, R. Dewhirst, J. Moody, W. Watkinson, J. Hirst, T. Edwards, and W. Shaw, committee. A vote of thanks to the Chairman was moved by the Rev. R. SKINNER, seconded by Dr. JENkyn. [Jenkins] Mr. WIL- [Willans] Lans [Land] acknowledged the compliment and the meeting separated about ten o'clock. The collection amounted to 10 13s. 11d. of public meetings have been held in the out- [out townships] townships of Marsden (Tuesday, Dogley Lane (Wednes- [Wednesday- Wednesday] day), Honley (Thursday), aud [and] Holmfirth (yesterday), in promotion of the objects of the society, which were ad- [addressed] dressed by the Revs. Dr. Jenkyn, J. Johnston, and other friends of Christian missions. The first stone of the Worcester Diocesan Training Col- [College] lege [Lee] will be laid on a site given by C. Addersley, [Saddlery] Esq., MP., at Saltley, near Birmingham, by the Right Hon. Lord Lyttleton, the chairman of the committee, on the 26th of September. HEALTH OF LONDON DURING THE WEEK.-899 [WEEK.-W] deaths and 1474 births were registered in the week ending Sep- [September] tember [member] 7. The mortality is, therefore, near the average ; and the births registered exceed the deaths by 575. In the first week of September last year, 3183 persons died in London-272 [London-W] by diarrhea, [diarrhoea] and 2026 by cholera. It was the week in which the mortality was highest. In the cor- [corresponding] responding week of the present year, the deaths by have been 75; by cholera 8. The deaths from diarrhea [diarrhoea] are now rapidly declining cholera was fatal in eight of four cases, the number registered in the previous week. Four Persons DROWNED IN THE THAMES.-On Friday evening, between seven and eight o'clock, a boat, contain- [containing] ing six persons, was passing under Westminster Bridge, when, owing to the unskilfulness of those on board, she struck violently against one of the abutments. Sheering off, she rapidly filled, and by the time they were opposite Whitehall, sunk, and the entire party was immersed. Fortunately, their cries had attracted attention, or, owing to the darkness, all must have perished. As it was, Mrs. Allford [Afford] and her son, aged ten years, residing in Regent- [Regent street] street, Lambeth-walk, and two youths named Campbell, perished.- [perished] Morning Chronicle. M. SoveR [Over] aT CasTLE [Castle] Howarp.-At [Howard.-At] the ball given on the evening of her Majesty's departure from Castle Howard one of the greatest attractions was afforded by M. Soyer's [Boyer's] cooking various dishes on the supper-table with his lillipu- [Lillie- lilliputian] tian [tin] magic stove, surrounded by lords and ladies not a little surprised to see for the first time part of their supper cooked in a ball-room. The favourite dish amongst the ladies pr√©sent [present] was les wufs [waifs] au mirroir, [mirror] half-a-dozen of which seem to have been done every two minutes with the greatest ease and expedition. ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE A CLERGYMAN IN THE STREET. at HuLL.-An [Hull.-An] attempt was made on Friday morning upon the life of the of the Rev. R. Atthill, [Earthly] curate of Holy Trinity Church, Hull. The Rev. gentleman was conversing in the Market-place, with a friend whom he had met, when B man respectably dressed came up, and holding a pisto [post] within two or three inches of Mr. Atthill's [Earthly's] head, pulled ne trigger. Fortunately, although the cap exploded, He pistol itself hung fire; upon which the fellow wa, ked [led] unconcernedly away, saying, It doesn't [does't] sianify [signify] we oe meet again. At first, the rev. gentleman thoug' [though] if 8 rather extraordinary joke had been played upon him; bu ib, Hee [Her] vering [bering] from his rise, he followed the man, who was then taken into custody. Upon examination, the pis ; was found to be loaded with ball and a proper charge powder, and a powder-flask and another buliet [built] were vered [vere] upon his person. Had the pistol not providen [provide] ally been prevented from going oft, Mr. Atthill [Earthly] must haze, Gales killed on the spot, so close was the weapon held to his The prisoner was taken immdiately [immediately] before the who were sitting at the time of the occurrence, and by them he was committed to York for trial at the next amines His name is Edward Kelass, [Glass] and, from statements le before the court, he appears to be insane, and to be sufter- [suffer- suffer] ing under a religious monomania. He assigned no motive ' for the outrage, The General Post-office of France has announced in this country that it will receive tenders for the supply of 6,300,000 kilogrammes of coals, being for one year's consumption. By advices [advice] from Montreal we learn that Dr. Blake, of the 20th Regiment, lying in Montreal Garrison, had com- [committed] mitted [fitted] suicide, by cutting his throat with a razor. De- [Deceased] ceased had for some time been in a declining state of health, which appeared to have preyed on his mind, and ed to the commission of the rash act. HORRIBLE DEATH aT Wednesday evening week, a joiner, named Christopher Lacy, who was much addicted to drinking, was seen tipsy in one of the lowest parts of York known as Hungate. Next morning deceased was found dead in a cess-pool, which formed part of a public privy. From an examination of the place it appeared probable that the poor fellow, whilst intoxicated, had gone to this place, and when in the act of turning round to sit down upon the seat he had fallen backwards over into the pool, which is several feet in depth. Only avery [very] small portion of the face (the nose, eyes, and forehead) was out of the water, and from the firm manner in which the body was fixed, and in fact the doubled-up state in which it was found, there was no possibility of his extricating himself, and death must have taken place almost immediately. The surgeon who examined the body, and also the 'horrible hole, as he desienated [designated] the piace [place] in which the body was found, stated that the noxious gases emitted by the immense mass of feculent [client] matter and urine which it con- [contained] tained [gained] were sufficient of themselves to cause death. Sah [Has] BR DISTRICT NEWS. HOLMFIRTH. MAGISTRATES COURT, 7 OWN-HALL, Sept. 7. The principal business brought before the bench was a batch of assault cases. They were the following - WorD [Words] anD [and] A BLow.-John [Low.-John] Lindley, of Upper Mill, Holmfirth, charged John Thewlis, slubber, [slumber] who lives at Bursedge, [Bur sedge] in the township of Denby, with striking him unjustifiably, on the previous Saturday, the 31st. [st] of August. From what transpired in court it tuned out that both plaintiff and defendant were drinking together on the day In question, at William Child's beer-house, in Holmfirth. Lindley courts Thewlis's sister, about. the father of whom the plaintiff uttered something offensive to Thewlis; who thereupon at once rose from his seat, and struck him vio- [vi- violently] lently. [gently] Mr. Child kindly interposed with their worships to allow the matter to be arranged, which request was granted, defendant paying 9s., the expenses incurred. ALLEGED INDECENT ASSAULT.-A young woman, one Betty Lee, of Lee Side, accused a lad named Alexander Smith, of Scholes, whose aze [axe] did not appear abdve [above] 14 years, with indecently assaulting her, a few days previously. The female was proceeding along Scholes Moor, when the young rascal followed her, and first commencing by telling 'her of various little piccadilloes [Piccadilly] with those of masculine gender, essayed unallowable and unmistakcable [unmistakable] improprieties.- [improprieties] Such liberties of course could not be permitted from one of such tender years and hence a rude repulse, and a threat to cite him before the powers that be. He was now accord- [accordingly] ingly [ingle] brought up for judgment. Although the defendant is so young in years, he is decidedly vicious, and notoriously abad [bad] lad. By way, therefore, of teaching him the way he should go, the defendant was sentenced to twenty-one days compulsory confinement. This was in default of pay- [paying] ing a fine of 5s., with 11s. the expenses. Domestic SQUABBLES.-As though to prove that lovely woman stoops to folly, another interesting fracas came upon the scene, in the shape of a very pretty quarrel as it stands betwixt two female belligerents, from the uproar. ious [sous] village of Totties, to wit, Mary, the helpmate of Wm. Faweett, [Sweet] the dyer, versus Hannah, the wife of Wm. Castle. On the 29th of August, the two fair mortals had a squabble -woman-like, about some door-stone misunderstanding. Words were found too weak to express, with sufficient force, the angry emotions of the aggrieved one; and hence, blows were resorted to. Evidence proved the offence against Mrs. Castle, and she was therefore ordered to pay an acknowledgment of 5s., with 13s. 6d., the expenses incurred. In default, she stood committed to jail; but, promising to muster up the requisite amount in four weeks, that Ikngth [Thinking] of time was accorded to her in which to make good the assurance. ALLEGED ILL-TREATMENT.-An elderly man, somewhat soft, named John Hinchliff, whose soubriquet is Jack o'Kandie, [o'Kane, and whose residence is at Burr ee, appeared against John Stringer, of Hinchliff Mill, for alleged ill- [treatment] treatment exercised towards him on the 30th of August. An alibi being clearly established, of course the matter was dismissel.-Three [dismissed.-Three] youths, named Edward Wimpenny, Benjamin Schofield, and John Hartley, all neighbours of the unfortunate Mr. Hinchliff, were now charged by him with assault, in pelting him with stones, on Sunday the Ist [Its] inst. John stated that he had been tochurch, [to church] and was merci- [mercy- mercilessly] lessly [less] stoned by the wicked lads. His wife, however, stated that his holy day had been passed, not in the sanctuary, but in gathering bilberries. To strengthen his suit, plaintift [plaintiff] held up to view his maimed and bandaged arm. He affirmed that the limb was broken, or at least the elbow was dislocated; but varied so outrageously in his statements as to who ministered professionally to his inju- [ing- injuries] ries, [rise] with other contradictory statements, so much as to induce the bench, placing no credence on his sworn word, at once to dismiss the charge as not proven. -After a very long tussle, the assault case of Mary Walton, of Digby, against Martha Lindley, of Hoo Wood, was also dismissed. The same complainant likewise charged Ruth Whitworth, of Digby, with a similar breach of good man- [manners] ners [ness] on the 21st ultimo. Mary had wisely retained Mr. Harry Booth to advocate her wrongs. Ruth defended herself, and of course had a fool fur a client. So at least the result proved-a fine of 2s. 6d. being inflieted, [inflicted] with 15s. 6d. costs. SCAMMONDEN. MysTERIous [Mysterious] CircUMsTaNcE.-Within [Circumstances.-Within] the past week a most painful feeling has pervaded the village of Scam- [Scammonden] monden, [modern] owing to the mysterious and hitherto inex- [Index- inexplicable] plicable [applicable] disappearance of a young man named William Marsden, son of Mr. James Marsden, cattle dealer, and landlord of the Brown Cow. The missing young man, who is about twenty-two years of age, went to Halifax, on Saturday last (the 7th), to sell some cows, but not returning at the usual time, the family became very much alarmed, and early in the morning on going out of the back-door, his waistcoat, coat, and hat, were found under the kitchen window very much saturated with blood, and in the inside pocket of the waistcoat monies amounting to 30. This circumstance, in addi- [add- addition] tion [ion] to the fact that he had given a little boy something to drive home his cattle, induced his friends to institute immediate inquiries. On proceeding to Halifax he was traced up to about four o'clock in the evening, and sub- [subsequently] sequently [subsequently] at the Triangle (near Sowerby Bridge), be- [between] tween fiveand [five and] six o'clock; where he called fora glass of ale and writing paper, and scribbled a few lines of rather significant purport. He was afterwards found at a pub- [public] lic-house [li-house -house] on the road, changing a 5 note to pay for what he had drunk, and at a still later period was seen nearer home, when he gave the cattle into the charge of a little boy to drive to his father's. After this nothing more is known of him, and notwithstanding the most persevering exertions, assisted by Mr. Superin- [Superior- Superintendent] tendent [tendency] Heaton, up to our latest information, not the slightest clue had been found towards unravelling this singular affair. The family are naturally in the deepest distress, and any communications throwing light upon the matter, gill be exceedingly welcome. LINDLEY. Any one who has been absent from this pleasant and formerly small village for a few years, cannot but view with astonishment mingled with delight, the vast and increasing improvements that are quickly crowding on each other. In places which were formerly waste fields we are, as it were, raising by magic, pretty tradesmen- [tradesmen like] like houses, and in addition, that almost necessary ad- [adjunct] junct, [adjunct] a large and neatly erected Mechanic's Hall, in the centre of the village, which has alike been applied to the purpose of amusement for all classes, and as its name would designate been made a place of educational improvement to the working classes, an object long desired in this fast-increasing and populous village. Amongst our improvements we must not forget to men- [mention] tion [ion] that our surveyors have taken a portion of land, opposite the Mechanic's Hall, which has hitherto laid waste, and which we hope ere long to see occupied by our youth's in the healthful exercise of Cricketing, through the kindness of Joseph Pilling, Esq., and his fellow surveyors.-From a Correspondent. PONTEFRACT. On Thursday the 5th instant, Mr. J. Fourness Brice, of this town, late student at the Leeds School of Medi- [Med- Medicine] cince, [since] was elected a licentiate of the Worshipful Apo- [Po- Apothecaries] thecaries' [the caries] Company, of London, after having passed the required examination. ; Farm on Fire.-On Friday night, about half-past seven o'clock, this town was alarmed by the ringing of the fire-bell. It was soon ascertained that the fire was not in the town, but on the premises of Mr. William Brook, farmer, Frystone. [Preston] The Pontefract fire- [fire engine] engine was despatched to the scene of the conflagration, but although there was a plentiful supply of water, the fire was not subdued until the barn in which it origi- [origin- originated] nated [Anted] was completely gutted, and a large thrashing machine and a considerable quantity of corn and straw consumed. The fire is supposed to be the result of accident, but nothing positive is known on the subject. SHootine [Shooting] PicEeons.-On [Persons.-On] Monday last, at Wentbridge, [Went bridge] John Marchinton, [Marchioness] of Sheffield, was brought before Geo. Greaves and Rowland Winn, Esgs., [Eggs] charged with shoot- [shooting] ing at Wentbridge, [Went bridge] four pigeons, the property of Wm. Shaw, Esq., on the 16th and 17th ult. The charge being fully made out, the defendant was convicted in the mitigated penalty of 1, and 1 14s. costs, which were at once paid. These proceedings were reluctantly forced upon Mr. Shaw, in consequence of the annoy- [annoyance] ance [once] to which he has lately been subjected by similar acts. Harvest.-The harvest is now completed, and the whole of the crops have been gathered in good condi- [condition- condition] tion, [ion] and with every promise of an average yield. Potatoes are somewhat diseased, but it is hoped the damage will not be extensive. SLAITHWAITE. Pic-nic aT SLaIrHwaltE [Slaithwaite] Batus.-On [Bates.-On] Wednesday after- [afternoon] noon, a numerous and highly respectable party of ladies and gentlemen, from en, assembled on the beau- [beautiful] tiful [pitiful] and salubrious grounds connected with Slaithwaite baths, to enjoy themselves in pic-nic diversions. Others from Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, and Holmfirth had been invited to join the rural treat, and a party of from thirty to forty thus joyfully met together. A quadrille band was in attendance, and James Taylor, Esq., of Marsden Iron-works, led off the merrie mere] dance on the bowling- [bowling] n, whilst a number of gentlemen less inclined, per- [perhaps] haps, for skipping on the light fantastic toe, enjoyed themselves at games at bowls. About six o'clock, the company were hailed with the pleasant tones that tea was ready, and they at once repaired to the large room in the baths, The scene at table was one of joy and merriment, and every heart seemed glad and counte- [county- countenance] nance cheerful, whilst sipping tea and exchanging jokes, and enjoying the good things of the larders and cup- [cupboards] boards of Slaithwaite. After these interesting pro- [proceedings] ceedings [proceeding] had subsided-and those who can enjoy such treats in true pic-nic spirit must own them interesting -the party again assembled on the green, whilst the tables were being removed, and innumerable candles placed in the room, preparatory to the dance being resumed, The productions of warmer and sunnier climes than those of happy England were now unpacked The glass was filled, the wine was passed, In friendship's sound until the last, and the party enjoyed themselves in dancing until the departure of the last trains up and down when they again became distributed towards their homes. The merry gathering was at the instance of a gentleman of Marsden, who had adopted the pic-nic method of giving a treat to his friends at home and at a distance, as a conclusion of Marsden feast. HALIFAX. Yeomanry to rae Law.-John Wm. Johnson, Esq., adjutant of the 2nd West York Yeomanry Cavalry, on Saturday last, appeared before George Pollard, Esq., and a full bench of magistrates, at Ward's-end, and laid complaint against Mr. Henry Bates, till recently land- [landlord] lord of the Rose and Crown Inn, and private in the above corps. By a regimental order, issued immediately after the regiment returned from permanent duty at Harrogate, Mr. Bates was dismissed for being absent without leave. He was now charged with not deliver- [delivering] ing up part of his accoutrements, valued at 2 19s. 3d. The defendant was in the first place fined 10; also 5 18s. 6d., double the value of accoutrements not sent in, and 12s. costs, or two months' imprisonment in default of payment. AssavLts.-On [Assaults.-On] Saturday, Simeon Best, of Northow- [North- Northern] ram, had to pay 1 10s. for assaulting a constable, named John Hartley. Same day, Henry D. Horsfall, Ovenden, [Oven den] for alike offence against Henry Fogg, his brother-in-law, had to pay one guinea, and enter into his own recognisances in 10 to be peaceable. On Tuesday, Benjamin Taylor, of Stainland, entered into similar conditions for six months, and had 1 19s. to pay for threatening John Smith, and Henry Crossley, Skiv- [Skin- Waistcoat] coat, was fined 1 for bad behaviour towards a young Woman, called Jane Helliwell. Tue Visitation Day.-The Bishop of Ripon held a visitation on Tuesday last, in the parish church, Halifax, attended by Archdeacon Musgrave, and a large body of the clergy. After the customary services were con- [concluded] cluded, [eluded] the annual dinner was held at the White Lion Hotel. SADDLEWORTH. FataL [Fatal] ACCIDENT FROM WRESTLING.-On Tuesday last, an inquest was held on the body of Shaw, of Delph, at the Woolpack [Wool pack] Inn, Dobeross, [Dobcross] The deceased and Joseph Schofield, of Dobcross, were drinking together, at the above-named inn, on the previous Thursday. Both were drunk. Shaw proposed to wrestle with Schofield for a quart of ale, to which the latter reluc- [relic- reluctantly] tantly [faintly] assented. The parties then went into an adjoining field, and Shaw was speedily thrown. Not content with his first defeat, he proposed to try again, the prize being increased to half-a-gallon of ale. Again he was thrown, but this time his backbone was broken. He was carried into the house, and lay in great suffering till Sunday evening last, when he expired. He acquitted Schofield of all blame, for it was he who would not let Schofield alone. Verdict, Died from injuries of the spine, sus- [sustained] tained [gained] through wrestling. Miracutovus [Directors] EscaPE [Escape] FRoM [From] A Butt. On Tuesday last (week), Mr. James Platt, of Wickens, [Wickets] took a cow to a fine bull, belonging to Ralph Bradbury, of Slades. The bull had previously exhibited a vicious disposition ; but it appears the owner either did not know of, or did not fear this, as on the occasion in question he went for it without his dog. Whether Bradbury provoked the beast by striking it, or by some other means, the writer cannot tell, but it made a violent attack upon him, driving him against a wall, and repeatedly butting against him with its head. He would certainly have been killed had he not fallen down into a ditch or gutter, when the bull could not get its horns under him to toss him. Platt went to the assistance of Bradbury, but the bull instantly knocked him down, and then continued its attack on Bradbury, who lay down on its head, and put his arms round its neck, so that the ani- [an- animal] mal [al] had to carry him, injuring him by dashing him against the ground and wall. Meantime Platt shouted murder, and at length the dog, which had been shut up, was liberated. It speedily diverted the attention of the bull, and so saved its master from instant death. Other assistance having arrived Bradbury was conveyed to his house where he has lain without much change of posture to this day. Slender hopes are entertained of his recovery. Four ribs, altogether on one side, were broken, and one on the other side. One broken piece was forced into his lungs, and various other injuries were received. It may be remarked here, that Ralph Bradbury's brother, Randle Bradbury, an account of whose railway adventures appeared in the Chronicle some weeks ago, under the title of A Cheap Trip, many years ago received injuries from the violent attack of a ferocious bull, which resulted in permanently affecting his intellect. LOCKWOOD. STEALING a Paik [Park] OF WELLINGTON Boots.-A miser- [miserable] able looking creature named Sarah Howard, was placed in the dock at the Guildhall, Huddersfield, last Satur- [Star- Saturday] day, charged with stealing a pair of Wellington boots, value 10s., from the house of Mrs. Dyson, landlady of the Shoulder of Mutton. The defendant, who is an itinerant hawker of lace, cotton, thread, and similar articles, went into the Shoulder of Mutton, in a state of intoxication, and took her seat on a form, in the tap- [taproom] room. She only remained a few minutes, and on leaving Mrs. Dyson missed a pair of Wellington boots belonging to her son John, from under the form where prisoner had been sitting. Mrs. Dyson being suspicious, followed the prisoner, who on being charged with the theft acknow- [acne- acknowledged] ledged [ledge] it, and said they might do their worst, and be d-d. She was taken into custody by Constable Moor, about eleven on the same morning, when she again confessed to having taken the boots. Committed to Wakefield to take her trial at the Sessions. ALMONDBURY. NEGLECTING TO REPAIR THE HiGHWAY.-The [Highway.-The] remanded hearing of the case against the Almondbury surveyors, for neglecting to repair certain portions of Wood-lane, leading up past Longley-hall, took place last Tuesday before J. Armitage, B. N. R. Batty, and W. W. Battye, Esqrs. [Esquires] Mr. Clay, solicitor, appeared on behalf of the trustees of Sir John Ramsden, whom it appeared had given 90 towards the repair of this road, and were prepared to further advance 40. The surveyors not having come to a satisfactory decision at the town's meeting on the previous Friday night, Mr. Clay applied for an order, fixing the time when the repairs should commence. After a great deal of noisy speeches from the surveyor, it was ultimately agreed that arrangements should be made with Mr. Hathorn [Thorn] to at once proceed with the work. WAKEFIELD. THE BisHor's [Bishop's] TRIENNIAL Visitation.-The Bishop of Ripon paid his triennial visitation to the clergy in this archdeaconary, [Archdeacon] on Wednesday last, and on this occasion the bells of the Parish Church were rung at intervals throughout the day. The clergy were assembled in the Church during divine service in the morning, prayers being read by the Vicar, the Rev. S. Sharp. An elo- [lo- eloquent] quent [Queen] discourse was afterwards delivered by the Rev. 8. Sunderland, Vicar of Penistone, who selected his text from the 28th chapter of Matthew and the latter-part of the 20th verse Lo, I will be with you always even to the end of the world. After service, the names of the clergymen were called over by the official ; amongst those present, were the Revs. J. Exton, T. Hornby, 8.Rhodes T. Atkinson, S. Sharp, 8. Sunderland, T. B. Parkinson, G. Sampson, R. Collins, T. H. Walker, Rathmore, [Rather] G. A. Walker, J. Bell, R. Haddington, T. Westmorland, Micklethwaite, J. Willans, C. F. Stanhope, H. J. Hodgson, R. Kaye, H. Dodd, H. Cooper, Bullivant, W. T. Alderson, W. B. Bowditch, R. H. Cox, T. B. Clark- [Clarkson] son, Kilby, Blaysmyth, [Blacksmith] &c., &c. The Bishop then pro- [proceeded] ceeded [needed] to address the clergy present on the ordinary matters connected with the Church, but refraining in general from any specific mention of the recent disputes in connection with the Gorham controversy. The bene- [been- benediction] diction having been pronounced by his Lordship the -Bishop left the church, and the congregation separated. ELOPEMENT.-An elopement, under the most painful circumstances, has lately taken place in this town. A young man named Charles Dibb was married several years ago to the second daughter of Mr. Padget, tailor and woollen draper, since which time he has followed several callings, but rather unsuccessfully. Lately he has been engaged as asaistant [assistant] in a woollen draper's shop at Preston, belonging to Mr. Padget's son, and where the third daughter of Mr. Padget has occasionally visited sometimes spending two or three weeks together. An improper intimacy is supposed tohave [have] been formed with Dibb, who, having gone from Preston to Wakefield, induced the young woman, during the absence of her parents at Burlington, to elope with him. She consented, and packing up her clothes, possessed herself of about 40 belonging to her father, and started off with Dibb to Liverpool. As soon as the affair was discovered a constable was dispatched in pursuit, who, on arriving at Liverpool, found a vessel about to start for America. He inquired if any parties were on board corresponding to those of whom he was in serch, [such] but the captain replied in the negative, and the officer departed. Much dis- [dissatisfaction] satisfaction exists that he did not make a personal search of the vessel, as the general opinion is that the fugitives could not have been far off. The unpleasant event has elicited a general feeling of sympathy for the parents, who are much and deservedly respected. Tue MounicipaL [Municipal] ELections-The [Election-The] conservatives are already on the alert for the coming municipal elections in November. Mr. Frederick Lumb, of the firm of Lumb, Sons, and Stewart, is to be placed in nomination for the North Westgate Ward and Mr. E. Green, iron- [iron founder] founder, and one of the old Street Commissioners is named for South Westgate Ward. Vestry Mrerine.-The [Marine.-The] Wakefield Journal, of yester- [yesterday] day (Friday), states that it is in contemplation by many of the parishioners to convene a meeting at the parish church, on Thursday, on the subject of the lawyers' bills against the parish. THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1850. THE Recatts.-The [Recast.-The] first annual aquatic display # Merrie [Mere] Wakefield, has been arranged to take place on the Calder, on the 26th of the present month, under distinguished patronage. A considerable sum will be awarded in prizes, and should the weather prove favour- [favourable] able, we doubt not that a large number of spectators will be attracted to the banks of the Calder on the occasion. KIRKHEATON. AssauLtine [Assaulting] A LitrLe [Little] Boy.-A small country farmer and weaver, named John North, was charged before G. Armitage, Esq., on Saturday last, at Huddersicld, [Huddersfield] for having brutally ill-used John Robottom, [Bottom] a litile [little] lad about twelve years of age. It appears that the com- [complainant] plainant, [plain ant] with several other iads, [ads] have been in the habit of throwing stones at one of defendant's lLorses. [losses] more especially during the time that the defendant's boy was out riding. Owing to this circumstance, North hal [al] become very much excited, and finding words of ro avail, had struck Robottom [Bottom] more severely over t' e head than he intended. He was very sorry for what had occurred, but said he had been aggravated beyond en- [endurance] durance. Fined 2s. 6d. and expenses. BERRY BROW. Havixe [Have] an Ovutine.-The [Routine.-The] other day, two gentlemen from Huddersfield took a phxton [Sexton] for a day's outing, aad [and] went to Holmfirth. What occurred at that town it is not our intention to relate, sufiice [sufficient] it that they were rather fu, when they commenced their journey home- [homewards] wards, and what with their additional potations [petitions] and the effects of the night air, they became perfecily [perfectly] ylo- [lo- glorious] rious. [riots. Somewhere near eleven o'clock at night (for ought they seemed to know it ivight [eight] have been broad noon), just a little below Berry Brow, these unfortunate Jehus [Jesus] could get no further, and tupsy-turvey [tips-Turkey] taey [they] went on to the foot road. Shortly afterwards Mr. Supevin- [Superfine- Superintendent] tendent [tendency] Heaton came up, and found them sprawling on the ground-the pheton [phaeton] shaft broken, and one of the travellers groping in blissful ignorance for his cheapo, In answer to Mr. Heaton's interrogatories, they expressed themselves as exceedingly glad that somebody had come up whom they knew; and one of them added, I told-you Bill-you would throw-u -over; but you would-drive-you know. Ultimately the tunate [tuna] mortals were relieved from the dilemma, and we hope their night's experience will have taught them a beneficial lesson. MARSDEN. LonDoy [London] Misstonary [Missionary] Sovrery.-On [Severely.-On] Tuesday evening last, a meeting in behalf of the above missionary society, was held in the Independent chapel-the Rev. H. Pickers- [Pickersgill] gill, minister, in the chair. A report was read by the Rev. R. Skinner, of Huddersfield, and addresses were delivered by Mr. Johntson, [Johnson] late missionary to Tahiti, and Dr. Jenkyn, of London. The attendance was very slender. THe [The] ANNUAL Frast.-This [Fast.-This] well-known feast com- [commenced] menced [mended] last Sunday. The day was very fine, and the village was thronged with visitors, several thousands arriving by the railway, and other modes of conveyance. Besides the usual trains, there were four special ones, which were all crowded with passengers. We fancy there were never so many strangers in Marsden before, on any one occasion. Monday, also, was a very busy day-considerable numbers of visitors arriving. A deal of hearty old English hospitality is observable on these occasions; kinship, however slight, is at onee [one] and warinly [Waring] acknowledged, and friends and relatives mect [met] with a cordial reception. We have heard the weights named of some of thesirloins [the sirloins] of beef purchased by working men, which would rather astonish some of the readers of the Chronicle, and which would not have disgraced the lavish tables of the barons of the olden time; neithe [neither] were guests wanting to demolish the supplics. [supplies] We are not acquainted with a place anywhere where more genuine hospitality prevails than it does amons [among the inhabitants of Marsden, at such seasons. May it never decrease, and be always united with moderation and good order OsstRucTING [Obstructing] A RaiLway [Railway] Orricer [Officer] in HIS Duty. - Abraham Shaw, a policeman on the station of the Lon- [London] don and North-Western Railway, appeared before J. Armitage, B. N. R. Batty, and W. W. Battye, Esqrs., [Esquires] on Tuesday last, at Huddersfield, to prefer a charge against Samuel Smith for interfering with him in the discharge of his duty. From the evidence it was educed that being Marsden Wakes there was an unusual crush at the station on Sunday last, and the station master, Mr. Sykes, gave orders to Shaw to admit about twenty at once, in order that they might be supplied with tickets more readily. These arrangements created a good deal of excitement outside the station, and amongst others, the defendant, who was rather fresh, conducted himsel [himself] very roughly. Mr. Batley, of the firm of Brook, Free- [Freeman] man, and Batley, watched the case on behaif [behalf] of the company. The defendant was fined 2s. 6d. with expenses. UncatLep-ror [Uncle-or] SEVERITY.-On disposing of the above case, another charge was made before the same migis- [minis- magistrates] trates [rates] against Bethuiel [Bethel] Bray by Henry Sykes, station master under the London and North-Western Ruil- [Rail- Railway] way Company, at Marsden, for an assault, On the 9th of September, as on the previous day, there was a very large additional number of pleasure seekers requiring more second and third-class accom- [com- accommodation] modation [moderation] than was at Mr. Sykes' command. In quence, [Queen] some of the parties, without enquiry, got into first-class carriages with second-class tickets; of this number was the pris ger, [Paris her] his wife, and another female. Sykes, on going round, requested these three to chanye [chance] their carriages, and they came on to the platform, but, finding no accommodation, they were requested some- [somewhat] what roughly to get into the first-class carriage again. Bray was worse for liquor, and he and Sykes began wrangling, during which the train started and left Bray and his wife on the platform. Becoming very much irri- [Orr- irritated] tated, [stated] he followed the station-master, attempting to strike him, but was prevented by the wife's interference -ultimately, however, defendant did succeed in hitting Sykes, who, in defence ('), struck Bray a tremendous blow on the side of the head with his lantern, making a severe cut near to the left ear, which bled profusely, saturating the coat, waistcoat, and shirt, for a foot or sv below the shoulder. But one feeling of disgust per- [pervaded] vaded [faded] the court at such severity of treatment. The bench considered the punishment received was quite sufficient, and discharged the prisoner on payment of expenses. During the proceedings, which were con- [conducted] ducted by Mr. Batley, a rather important conversation ensued, owing to a remark made by that gentleman- [gentleman that] that tickets were only granted conditionally at road-side stations that there was room in the class the passenger booked for, and that, if the carriages were full, the pas- [passenger] senger [singer] could neither recover his fare, or compel the company to forward him. W. W. Battye, Esq., imme- [Mme- immediately] diately [lately] said-I only know that if I had been at Marsden, and had taken a ticket, and there had not been accommodation, and the company refused me, I would have sued them in the county court. Mr. Clay, solicitor,-I think it only right that the public of Huddersfield should know that their station is only a road-side one, and that if they take a ticket they cannot compel the company to forward them. Under such cir- [circumstances] cumstances [cum stances] I would sue the company. Mr. Batley,- [Batley] You had better try it. Other gentlemen expressed their dissent from such a bye-law, and their disapproval of such defensive severity towards a drunken man, as had been employed on this occasion. STRETCHING THE Law a Pornt.-On [Port.-On] Saturday last, at the Guildhall, Huddersfield, a labouring man named Robert Whitehead, was charged by the Constable of Marsden with being drunk and disorderly on the Ist [Its] inst. Judging from the evidence adduced, the constable ap- [appeared] peared [pared] to have given a little scope to his imagination, so far as regarded the disorderly conduct of the defen- [defend- defendant] dant, [dan] who, from anything that appeared to the contrary, had been unusually quiet. Whitehead was observed to be rather beerified verified and elevated, whilst trying to obtain admission to the New Inn, on Sunday morning, and in consequence came under the attention of the Parish Constable, who entered him on his books as a drunk and disorderly. The landlord said the defen- [defend- defendant] dant [dan] merely asked to be admitted, and on being re- [refused] fused, walked quietly away. The case was discharged on payment of expenses. LONGWOOD. Non-PayMent [Non-Payment] or Waces.-Benjamin [Wales.-Benjamin] Garside ap- [appeared] peared [pared] at the Guildhall, Huddersfield, on Saturday last, to prefer a claim against Thomas Milnes, of 2 1s. 10d., balance of wages due for labour done. After examining the complainant he acknowledged a credit for cloth to the value of 1 14s. 2d., reducing the net claim to 7s. 8u., and there being no satisfactory proof of iis [is] legality, the case was discharged. The balance was alleged to be payments due, extending over several months, up to the time when Garside ceased working for the defendant in June last. MELTH [HEALTH] AM. MELTHAM FEast.-The [East.-The] celebration of this feast com- [commenced] menced [mended] on Sunday last, and continued more or less during the week. As is usual on such occasions, it has been a festive time amongst the inhabitants, and thou- [thousands] sands have partaken of their hospitality. The public taste was amply catered for in penny peeps, swings, shows, bazaars, and all the customary et teras Teas] which go to make up a village merry-making. On the Wednesday evening, a miscellaneous concert was given at the National School-room, the principal vocalists being Mrs. Sunderland and Miss Wood, whose reputation drew together a large and respectable audience. HONLEY. AssaULTING [Assaulting] a ConstaBLe.-Thomas [Constable.-Thomas] Thornton was brought before the Huddersfield magistrates last Tues- [Tuesday] day, for assaulting William Taylor, constable, on the 8th instant. The defendant was drunk, and had conducted himself very obstreporously. [obstreperous] The constable had tried to pacify him, but in return only got insulted and abused for his good offices. It was treated as an aggra- [agra- aggravated] vated [dated] case, and Thornton was fined 10s., or, in default, to be to the House of Correction for one mon Picron [Picton] SHootTine.-At [Shooting.-At] the Guildhall, Huddersfield, on Saturday last, James Hoyle appeared as complainant against John Hobson, farmer, Oldfield, for, on the 30th ult., unlawfully shooting three pigeons, value 4s., the property of James Hoyle. Mr. Clough prosecuted. On the 30th ult. Hobson and several others were reaping 5 corn in a field in his possession, and it was alleged tha [that] on returning home to dinner, as he passed over ap ad joining corn-field, he shot the pigeons. The was very conflicting, and though proving the fact that the complainant's pigeons had been shot by some cms, [ms] failed in bringing it home to the defendant Hobsex [Hob sex] Witnesses were examined on both sides, and deferdam [defer dam] denied that he had carried a gun at all during Bee season. The case was accordingly discharged. NETHERTON. TEMPERANCE -A meeting on the above subject was held on Monday evening week, in the Mechanics Instis- [Insist- Institution] tion, [ion] The chair was taken by Mr. Benjamse [Benjamin] Gledhill, who, after a few introductory remarks, upon Mr. J. Armitage, who said, as the speaker followm g [follow g] would require a great portion of the time, instead making a speech ho would sing a temperance melodx [melody] The efter [after] the melody had been sung, cabled upon Mr. J. C. Booth, (Temperance Town from Huddersfield, who addressed the audiene√© [audience] op ihe [the] of temperance, considered in a commercal, [commercial] inteliectual, [intellectual] and physical point of view. Me. Collies then sung w melody, after votes uf [of] thanks were presented to the proprictors [proprietors] of the room for their kind ness in allowing tie use of it, to the chairman, and vise meeting separate) about ten o'clock, much detizhio [duties] with the proceedings of tue evens. LONGROYD BRIDGE. A Rataer [Rather] CHARACTER.-On Tuesday wok, at the Cuildhall, [Guildhall] Huddersfield, Thos Scott, 2 vaze [Vale] bondish-looking [Bonds-looking] fellow, was placed in the dock, chars by the consiable, [constable] Juanes [Janes] Hartley, with but found in the dwelling-house of Starkey Brothers, thet [the] morning, without being able tu assign any rearce [race] for such impertinence. The prisoner had deen [need] observed examining the key-hole very minutely, and not findivs [finding] any vbstruction, [instruction] head passed himself into the howse, [house] when lis [is] licubraiions [lugubrious] were disturbed by she eppearcnes [appearance] of the cons.t tle. [cons.t te] Of course, he had uo evil intentiens, [intention] and was vuly [July] tuking [taking] 2 survey of the establishmerm [establishment] Comu.iticd [Com.edict] to Waketield [Wakefield] fur fourteen days. NEWSOME. Vasrancy. [Assurance] Astouthale [Southall] man, Churles [Charles] Shaw, vas [as] charged at the Guildhall, Huddershag [Shudder] on Tuesday last. by Me. Superintendent Heaton, with baw [ba] 1g tound [round] begying [being] in the village of Newsome on tuat [that] day) morning between the hours of nine and ten Te prisoner represented hinuself [himself] as from Lancashing [Lancashire] and being out of employment had gone about Under his coat he had sewn a large bag which was fai [fair] of seraps [Scraps] of bread and other edibles. Committed se Wakefield for fourteen days. BARNSLEY. Baptist Caaret.-On [Claret.-On] Sunday last the missionay [mission] sermois [sermons] were preached at this place of worship, by ia Rey. J. Cathcart. to numerous congregations, um Wednesday evening the missionary meeting was beta and addressed by the Rev. J. Cathcart, Rev. B. Beddow, [Bed] and other minisicrs. [ministries] A collection was made at the dess [dress] of each service, and at the close of the meeting. Granb [Grand] Coxcerr.-On [Cicero.-On] Friday evening tas [as] M. Jullien [Julien] gave a concert ia the Mechanics' Hall, whick [which] was attemled [attempted] by a numerous and fashionable audicaess. [auditors] The entertainment was satisfactory, and frequeasz [frequency] elicited the applause of tue assembly. Lecttrrs.-Tywo [Lectures.-Two] lectures were in the Mechanics' Hall. on Monday and Tuesday evce [eve] ings, by Mr. James Brice, a returned emigrant. ae Australia and America. The lectures were beautific 7 illustrated by panoramic views, which excited nce [ne] interest among a numerous und [and] respectable auditory Darury [Dairy] Marty Cotitery.-On [Country.-On] Tuesday lest, an ee dent of a serious neture [nature] occurred at this colliery to Fr men, named Beajamin [Benjamin] Fitton and William Sigley. [Single] free a fail of cuals, [coals] by which the latter had his thigh broken and the former was so severely injured, that he now Los im [in] avery [very] precarious state. A Cow tn a Ckowb.-On [Cob.-On] Monday ovening, [evening] a concourse of people who had assembled on the read near the Duke of York Inn, awaiting the arrival of ree [ere] Barnsley aud [and] Sheffield coach, with which was expecta' [expected] intelligence of a prize figut [fight] that had come off that dey near Sheffield, were thrown imto [into] the greatest coufusier [coughs] by a cow running among them. The cow had been pr chased at Rotherham market, by Mr. John Hornhy [Horn] butcher, and on driving it into the town, it turned e etteution [attention] to the crowd, and ivan [van] among them with c heal downwards, clearing its way, and tossing knocking down all before it. Several individuals had some severe injuries on their persons; ene m [in] particular, named John Driden, [Driven] had his arm broken 4 was otherwise igjured. [injured] It went on in this way until tae [tea] crowd was dispersed, and the coach coming down ths road, it ran at the horses and got entangled amongst them. The coachman and passengers, alarmed, hasty descended, and scon [son] extricated the animal from 4s perilous situation, after which it went in the direction of Ardsley, and got several miles before it was finalty [finally] secured. a4 a te oe TO BricatED Brocaded] by G. 'T. D., shall appear in ox next. A. X., Lindley.-We much obliged for onr [one] correspat [corrupt] dent's kind offer, and shall be happy to avail ourselves # his communications, in case they meet our approvai. [approval] Th reply to AN Axxtous [Executors] ENQviker, [Engage, we may state thet [the] the number of Improvement Commissioners is twenty-one, eighteen of whom are elected by the ratepayers, a third of which number retire annually, but are elivible [eligible] for e- election, and ren.ain [] in office for a period of three years, Under the Improvement Act the Lord of the Manor (vin, [in] the Ramsden Trustees), have the right of nomin tine [Norman tine] three Commissioners, one of whom retires annually, tas [as] is eligible tou [to] be again nominated by the Trustees, aod [and] this course, we believe, has been generally hitherto. The three Commissioners who at presexs [expressed] represent the Ramsden Trustees at the Board, ose [one] Joseph Brook, Esy.; [Es] W. W. Battye, Esq. and Loch, Esq. BIRTH. On the ith [it] instant, at Southwick-street, Hyde Park Scpiare, [Spare] the lady of Captain James Clark Ross, R.N ., of a son, MARRIAGES. On the 12th instant, at the parish church, Mr James Taylor, clothier, to Miss Elizabeth Shiilito, [Shalt] buts a Golear. [Golcar] On the 12th instant, at the parish church, Wakefield by tae [tea] Rev. T. Dykes, curate of the Holy Trinity Church, Hull, assisted by the Rev. L. B. Dykes, precentor of Durban Cathedral, the Rev W. T. Alderson, Chaplain to the West Riding House of Cex. [Ce] rection, [section] to Eliza Sibbald, [Bald] second daughter of W. H. Dykes, Esq, of Wakefield. On the 11th instant, at Sion Chapel. Bradford, by the Rev. Dr. Godwin, Mr. James Walker, merchant, Levds, [Leeds] to fourth daughter of Mr. Cole, Greauhill [Greatly] Cottage, Bowling. On the 11th iustant, [instant] at Highfield chapel, by the Rev. J. Giex- [Goes- Glendenning] depning, [opening] Mr. J. Wood, professor of mnsic, [music] to Miss Sarah Rebecea, [Reeves] youngest laughter of the late Mr. Booth, White Horse Inn, Hes- [Huddersfield] dersfield, [Huddersfield] On the 10th instant, at the parish church, Leeds, by the Rex Dr. Burnet, vicar of Bradtord, [Bradford] and rural dean, Edward Wawa, [Was] Esq., of Richmond House, near Bradford, to Hannah, second daughter of William Wainman, Esq., Armley, uear [year] Leeds. On the 11th instant, at South Parade chapel, Halifax, EE. Booth, Mirfield, to Miss Maria Bottomley, of the former place. On the 10th instant, at Square chapel, Halifax, Mr. John Hass [Has] wool, book-keeper, to Ann, only daughter of the late Mr. Jebu [Job] Horsfall, all of Malifax, [Halifax] On the 10th instant, at the parish church, Wakefield, by the Rev, S Sharp, viear, [vicar] Mr. Thomas Jenson, gardener, of Westgate, ee daughter of the late Mr. John Owen, of Primroge- [Primrose- Primrose] VII DARA ee On the 9th instant, at the parish church, Huddersfield, Mr J. Hall, farmer, to Mrs. Ehzabeth [Elizabeth] Bray, both of Golear. [Golcar] On the 9th instant, at the parish church, Hudderstield, [Huddersfield] Mr. Andrew Scott, ciuth [South] dresser, tu Miss Ann Mallinson, both of thas [has] own. On the 9th instant, at Almondbur [Almondbury] church, Mr. John Swallow, slubber, [slumber] to Mary, eldest dauyhter [daughter] of Xn. Richard Wood, vardener, [gardener] all of Thong's-bridge, Holmfirth. On the Sth [St] instant, at Leeds parish chureh, [church] Mr. Joseph son, late ot the Albion Hotel, in this town, t Mrs. Nanoy [Nancy] Bowker, of the Huddersfield Arms, Wellington-street, Leeds. On the Sth [St] instant. at the parish church, Huddersteld, [Huddersfield] Mr. Wilcock, plumber, to Miss Sarah Platts, both of this own. On the 8th instant, ai the parish chuvch, [church] in this town. Mr. Eien [Even] Beaumont, clothier, to Miss Mary Beaumont, beth uf [of] olear. [clear] On the Sth [St] instant, at the parish church, Huddersfield, Mr Buoth, [Both] cloth dresser, to Miss Margaret Brook, both ui s town On the Sth [St] instant, at the parish church, Hudderstield, [Huddersfield] Br John Robinson, cloth dresser, to Miss Sarah Netherwood, both of Birkby. On the 8th instant. at the parish church, in thi [the] Mr. Samuel Wilkinson, clothier, to Miss Susannai [Sustain] Lassey, otha [that] ef Paddook. [Paddock] , On the Sth [St] instant, at the arish [Irish] church, Wakefield, Mr Jonathan Berry, farmer, to Miss wert [West] ary [art] Cox, both of Alverthorpa. [Alverthorpe] On the 6th instant, at Sion chapel, Halifax, by the Rev. James Pridie, [Pride] Mr. 'Thomas Ponids [Pounds] Hartley, surveyor, Edinburgh, te ann, second daughter of Mr. John Hartley, draper, of the former place. On the 6th instant, at the parish church, Halifax, by the Rez. [Re] Edward Sandford, Mr. J. K. Lees, printer, to Ellen, youngest daughter of Mr. John Walker, currier [carrier] and leather cutter, all Halitax. [Halifax] On the 6th instant, at Cavendish-street chapel, by the Rey. Robert Vaughan, D.D., the Rev. P. R. Willans, of Halifax. san of Peter Willans, Esq., of Leeds, to Susanna, second daughter of the Rev. Dr, Vaughan. Ou the 5th instant, at St. Stephen's church, Hull, by the Rew. [Re] W. H. Kemp, incumbent of St. John's, Richard Whitehead Richardson, Esq.. eldest son of the late Joseph Richardson, Esq of Aughton, Lancashire, to Emma Mary, only daughter of Mr Isaac Kemp, of Huil. [Hull] On tie 4th instant, at Hawkshead, by the Rev. William G the Rev, Gray, of Dacre, to Mary, na danghter [daughter] of Joshua Hudson, Esq., of Brantwood, [Branded] near Coniston, Yorkshi [Yorkshire] wh the ie oe by the Rev. Archdeacam [Archdeacon] Rushton, Mr. William Moorhouse, corn es Blythe, both of Oldham ealer, [dealer] to Miss Elizabeth On the 13th instant, at Huddersfi [Huddersfield] a 2 dee ersfield, [afield] aged 25, Wm. Beaumons, [Beaumont] On the 12th instant, aged 51 years, Ann, the wife of Mr. Joke Edwards, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Abraham carrier, all of Huddersheld. [Huddersfield] On the 11th instan [instant sed [se] 16, the f Charles Coldwe [Cold we] of Norridge, Holmarth [Holmes] son of Mr. On the 10th instant, at Longroyd-bri [Longroyd-Bro aged Thomas, son of John Sandwell, silk 10 On the 8th instant, Mr. Wi liam . Uppermill. [Upper mill] Mr. William Mallalieu, of Highstilc, [Hostile] near On the 8th instant, shopkeeper. On the 7th instant, of ty hy A Hawksworth, of New Fol Eliza, wife of Mr. Jona [Joan] On the 6th instant, at Uuddersfield [Huddersfield] . James Hawksworth, nail ; d, aged 54, Sarah, wife of Mie [Me] On the 7th instant Doncaster, in his 35th year Thomas Oxley, Esq., near im [in] his On the 6th instant at Bayswate [Baste] ndon, [don] in his 80th year John Wheeler, Esq., former 'and for nearby Acentury [Century] proprietor of the Manchester Chromicle [Chronicle] at Huddersfield, aged TT, Mr. Wm. Styring,