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a oe ae rt THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1880. 5 -TNNUAL [ANNUAL] MUNICIPAL DINNER, LAST EVENING. Annual Dinner of the various public bodies, and representatives of the borough, was held last even- [even] ay) at the Imperial Hotel, New-street, on which upwards ofone [fine] hundred of the principal merchants men of the town and neighbourhood accepted tations, [stations] and honoured this rewnion [region] with their presence. Brook, Esq., Chairman of the Improvement Com- [Come] J oT ners, [ness] occupied the chair and the honour of vice-chair- [chairman] an devolved upon Thomas Mallinson, Esq. The arrange- [arrange] w nts [its] for the dinner were under the care of Mr. James T. Wieney, [Wine] the landlord of the Imperial, and were most jmirable [admirable] and complete. The tables were ranged in three 4 a running lengthways towards theftop [theft op] of the room and ; be principal table ran across the top. ';e dinner was served up with the most profuse li Ea and was replete with the most recherche of ra zeason [season] and the wines were of the best vintage. the pongst [poston] the gentlemen present we obcerved [observed] W. R. Stansfield, Esq., M.P. for the borough; William Willans, Esq,- [Esq] constable; Joseph Brook, Esq. (chairman of the Improvement Commissioners) Commissioners T. P. Crosland, Jos. Beaumont, jun., Thos Mallinson, Thomas Basleys [Bales] Edmund Eastwood, WwW. [WW] P, England, James poouh. [poor] Henry Charlesworth, Thomas Firth, jun., Samuel J- Riley, Willfam [William] Moore, and Jere [Here] Kaye; Hathorn, [Thorn] Esq. J. C. Fenton, Esq.; cord, Esq.; Thomas Varley, Esq. ;, F. R. Jones, Esq. ; James Learoyd, Esq.; Samuel Makin, Esq.; Rams. Esq.; C. Brooke, jun. Esq.; W. Sykes, Esq.; J. C. Laycock, Esq John Freeman, Esq.; John Clay, Esq.; W. Dransficld, [Dransfield] Esq.; T. W. Clough, Esq. (law clerk to the jmprovement [improvement] Commissioners); Joseph Kaye, Esq.; Joseph shaw, [Shaw] Esq.; J- W. Spivey, Esq.; J. H. Bates, Esq. ; George Crowther, Esq.; B. D. Eldridge, Esq.; J. B Fellawell. [Hellawell] Esq. William Burrows, Esq. Thomas Kilner, q j aes, Esq. vee [see] ea, Esq. ; s Heron, Esq. James Armytage, .; T. B. Bick- [Brick- Blackmail] mall, B52 [B] Richard Gil, Fg. 5 James Hinchlif, [Hinchliff] Eaq [Esq] ; vert Welsh, Samuel Lopp, [Opp] -; Joseph Wrigle [Wrigley] al James Brock, Esq. William Eddison, Esa, [Sea] Richa. [Rich] ammitage, Armitage] Esq.; William Jacomb, Esq.; D. Marsden, Es. Tatham, Esq. George Tolson, Esq. - Fischer, 3; F. Green- [Green official] official ing (Frid [Fri] soi [so] on d gentle me Qe 3 tog y.; Thomas Brook, Esq. John Sykes, Esq. Ba Erq.; [Er] and J. H. Kilner, Esq. Grace was said before and after dinner by the Rev. John Haigh, Incembent.of [Incumbent.of] St. Paul's; and Mr. W. BARKER read jetters [letters] of apology for non-attendance from the Kev. the Vicar of Huddersfield, Mr. W. Battye. Mr. G. Loch, Dr, Milne, and Mr. North, but all expressing their regret that they were unable to attend so agreeable and respect- [respect lea] lea arty. as soon as dessert had been placed on the table, said-The first toast he had the honour and pleasure to propose was, The health of their Most Gra- [Ga- Gracious] cious [sous] Sovereign Queen Victoria. (Cheers.) No one who bad noticed our beloved Monarch's sway over this impor- [import- important] tant [tan] country could fail to admire the manner in which she had discharged the duties belonging to her exalted station. (Hear, hear.) The constitutional mode in which her Majesty ruled over a constitutional people, he was sure, was such as to have excited their most unqualified admi- [admit- admission] sation. [station] (Hear, hear, hear.) When they looked at her Majesiy's [Majesty's] domestic habits, and saw how she discharged the duties of her high station, they must not only greatly edin've [Edwin've] her conduct in every paiticular, [particular] but regard her Majesiy [Majesty] as aa example to all her subjects, and admit that her conduct could not fail to have an influence over the minds of the members of all private families. (Hear, hear.) It could not, he added, but be the means of causing others to view with admiration our gracious Queen's con- [conduct] duct, and to vie with their fellow citizens in the discharge ofall [fall] their duties in public, but more especially in private life. (Cheers.) He had great pleasure in roposing [proposing] the health of 'the Queen, with three times dives Given with enthusiastic applause, and one cheer more.) The CHAIRMAN soon afterwards rose, and said that the next toast he had the honour to submit was-'Prince Albert and the rest of the Royal Family. (Cheers.) In proposing this toast te their notice he remarked, that one could not but refiect [reflect] that the Prince Consoit [Consort] came a stranger amongst us, unaccustomed to our manners and habits; and it was, indeed, wonderful, with what facility his Royal Hichness [Highness] had adapted himself to the habits and customs of this country. (Hear, hear.) Without any in- [interference] terference [reference] with her Majesty's advisers, he had pursued the even tenor of his way, and by his conduct had risen gra- [ga- gradually] dually, day by day, in the admiration of the people of England. When, too, they saw his exertions, on every occasion, to promote what he considered might tend to the benefit of this nation, none could feel otherwise than that he was most anxious to discharge all the duties which had devolved upon him, to promote the interests of bis adopted country. (Cheers.) Therefore, it was, that the Prince de- [deserved] served their warmest approval; and he begged to give the toast-- Prince Albert and the rest of the Royal Family, -with three timesthree. [times three] (Enthusiastically responded to.) The CHAIRMAN, in introducing the toast of the Army and Navy, observed that they had ever discharged their duties when it was, unhappily, necessary to call upon them, and in such a manner too, as especially entitled them to their best thanks. If the friends of peace succeeded in their projects, perhaps they would not have much fighting, but he could not but think that a proper standing force for the defence of the nation, particularly in these perilous times, was required, and ought to be encouraged. (Hear, hear.) He hoped, as he had no doubt, they would con- [continue] tinue [tine] to do good service to the country, and ever ke the means of quiet and good order amongst us. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Jonn Chay [Hay] returned thanks, although he would not have ventured to do so had he observed any superior officer present. (Langhter [Laughter] and checrs [cheers] He mentioned that the yeomanry corps ot this district had not only received the thanks of the lord-lieutenant for past services, but also those of the home secretary and this, he thoughat, [thought] was a convincing proof that their efficiency was duly appreciated, and that they had at least been of some use to the country. (Hear, hear.) He was satisfied, he might add, that they would ever be'ready and willing to obey the call and orders of their officers, and to do their duty, should they be called upon. (Cheers.) The CuaiRMAN [Chairman] said the next toast he was about to give Was one ofconsiderable [of considerable] importance, and particularly at the present crisis, Her Majesty's Ministers. (Cheers.) This was a toast ef that kind that he knew they could not, at all times, entertain the same opinions; but, he thought, every man who leved [lever] his country would be of opinion that in many instances they had shown a strong and decided attachment to the institutions of the country (Hear, hear.) They had on many, not only recent but previous occasions, stood by the constitutional interests of the couitry [country] aad [and] maintained them firmly; and though people might differ with them on minor poiats, [points] yet when they regarded their actions in a broad and com- [comprehensive] Prehensive [Comprehensive] spirit, they would not, he suspected, deny that they had discharged their duties to their country ina firm and efficient manner. (Hear, hear, hear, and cheers.) In many instances they had been found very competent to the discharge of those duties. (Hear, ear.) Perhaps, too, on a recent occasion they had seen a Btaud [Baud] made, which, he thonght, [thought] retiected [directed] on Lord John Russell the highest praise (applause); and he was bound to say, from his observation of the noble lord, that he had Lever come forward with a declaration of great importance that he had not been prepared and determined to carry out. (Hear, hear.) He was quite sure, too, of this, that on all great questions the noble lord would be found equal to the task he had to perform, and would be found man fully to stand by the constitution of his country, and to protect its interests at all hazards. (Drank with three times three, and much The CuarrMaN [Juryman] then stated that the next toast he had to give them, was one which it afforded him great pleasure to bring under their notice, The Bishop and Clergy ot the Diocese. (Great cheering.) At the present moment the ministers of the Established Church were, no doubt, Peediarly [Peculiarly] called upon to devote all their energy to the main- [maintenance] tenance [tenants] of the reformed faith, aud [and] to be circumspect in all their conduct. F ortunately [fortunately] they had a bishop presiding over this diocese whose unceasing exertions to discharge the im- [in- important] Portant [Important] duties of his high position were apparent to all, and Were appreciated by all. (Cheers.) It could not be for- [forgotten] gotton [cotton] that in former times the bishops and many of the clergy.of the Church of England had to stand forward in efence [defence] of the reformed religion, and that many of them had shown their sincerity by the sacrifice of their lives in defence of their creed. Those sacrifices were not required at the present day, but though they were not called upon life now, they had many painful feelings to con- [conn] nd with ip resisting measures which were of so destructive tendency te our Protestant religion. The late proceed- [proceedings] ings of the Pope of Rome had shown a recklessness, beyond all comparison, in his endeavour to establish his power in 's country; yet he was convinced the spirit of England Woulé [Would] not allow the Pope to succeed in his designs-to in- [interfere] terfere [interfere] with the privileges of the English crown and the and religion of the country. (Cheers.) It was, indeed, most preposterous for a man who was himself tottering on his throne, and only maintained there by foreign bayonets, to tell the people of England he would tablish [abolish] his form of discipline in this free and enlightened Country. (Hear, hear, and cheers.) If they looked around them they would see that England had risen to resent that Msult. [Must] (Cheers.) We are a tolerant country and our church ig tolerant but if they allowed such policy as the ope was tryiag [trying] to carry out, to prevail, then they would ne longer be tolerant, it was, therefore, under these feel- [feel lugs] lugs that he had the satisfaction to propose the health of 'he Bishop and Clergy of the diocese. (Much cheering.) . The Rev, J. HaiGH, [Haigh] Incumbent of St. Paul's, in respond- [responding] Ng to the toast said, he felt himself to be a very unworthy Meher [Her] and representative of that sacred body whom they had honoured but as the duty devolved upon him to acknowledve [acknowledged] their kindness, he should content himself with thanking them very briefly, but very heartily, and venturing express his sense of the great importance which the rev witeched [watched] to the opinion and confidence of the laity of this diucese. [diocese] He trusted that in the great conflict now pending, a which the infatuated policy of a wan pontiff was bringing toa [to] crisis, the clergy of this cese case] und [and] the church generally weuld [would] be found sound at art, and that they would find the clergy and laity together 'Se, a8 with the heart of one man, earnestly to contend for the liberties of the nation and the purity of the faith. 'ar, hear) Nay, he trusted that this mighty nation ould, [old] as with the voice of thunder, declare it would not 'ufler [idler] an idolatrous and heretical relate to sully by his ting touch, that brightest jewel in Victoria's crown- [Protestantism] relestantism [Protestantism (Loud gheers.) [cheers] In this diocese they hed [he] Cutt cause for thankfulness, ia that it had pleased the llead [lead] of the church to set over them a chief pastor, 8 'Ose [One] praise was in all the church might God long hie his life and give to them, his clergy, grace to follow Th Yen as he followed Christ. (Cheers.) [C] CHAIRMAN next gave- The Ministers of other Minations Mentions] ;'-and he remarked that he was quite sure iter [iver] gentlemen rendered great service in their different tions, [tins] and had been the means of causing much good i tue people by exciting the church to move and stir itself. (Cheers CuarRMan, [Juryman] no one responding to the last toast, ho the next toast was the health of a gentleman who had and wed them with his company that day,-(cheers)- [cheers] Ge' Was sure that they as well as himself, were much Frtified [Fortified] to have the honour of his 'presence. (Hear, peer) often very well that a member and his constituency shou [shoe] the ore that they might exchange sentiments one with other they would not, however, have much diversity of opinion on the occasion, and therefore his fri [Fri] , re his friend w wi have that opportunity of displaying his het [get] mee [me] have i (Hear an ughter.) [daughter] Of this, however, he was sure-that a oa only doing the gentlemen who had been thet [the] 3 So great a number of years justice, when he said pe wh tever [ever] difference of opinion might exist amongst m, e had ever discharged his duties faithfully and us nestly. [neatly] (Cheers.) Whenever his counsel and advice sought in London, he had never thought it too much ur to afford it and on all occasions, he had rendered most efficient assistance to every person who might seek his opinion or aid on any local matter. He (the chairman) considered it of great importance that they should have a oe as their representative who would pay attention to eir [er] local interests. The public interest. was placed in many hands, but local interests were generally left in the hands of one gentleman, and it he disappointed them in that respect his constituency would be in a very bad posi- [post- position] tion. [ion] (Hear, hear.) N ow, the respected member for Huddersfield had rendered them all assistance to every party who had gone up to London to consult him and he had also ever been exceedingly attentive to every measure in- [introduced] troduced [produced] into parliament which he th says them or be of service ch he thought might interest to them. (Hear, hear. chairman) had received, as maay [may] Chet [Chest] had ae (fhe [he] Mr. Stansfield icati [act] one, from eid communications of the highest importance, and he knew no man who had better discharged his duty or done it with more conscientious feeling and he Was equally convinced that whatever might be their difference of opinion as to politics, they never would have a represen- [represent- representative] tative [native] more entitled to their respect and esteem. (Loud cheers.) They all knew that so long as society existed they never could be all of one mind and, therefore, any gentleman who could so steer his conduct in the important situation which Mr. Stansfield held, without giving personal offence to any one, had a perfect right to all the respect they could pay him. (Hear, hear.) They knew that their honourable member had never given offence to any single individual, and that he had. been most dilioent [silent] in the dis- [discharge] charge of his arduous duties and it was for these, as well as many other considerations, that he felt the most sincere pleasure in proposing his health with three times three (Drank with great enthusiasm, and one cheer more. ) W. R. c. STANSFIELD, Esq., M.P., on rising to respond was received with marked approbation. The honourable member said, Mr. Chairman and gentlemen, I really feel quite abashed and quite at a loss for words to express my eelings [feelings] to you for the very handsome manner in which you have received my health. I may say, however, that although I really fear I do not come up to the character which your worthy President has given of me; yet I have, as far as my ability would enable me, endeavoured to fulfil the duties with which you have honoured me, for now thirteen years. (Hear, hear.) And, I fear, also, my own breast will not respond to that kind encomium which he has passed on me, for I cannot, in justice, say I have satistied [satisfied] myself in doing those duties as I could desire. I have, however, done those duties honestly, faithtully, [faithfully] and Tam sure, sincerely. (Hear, hear.) Inever, [Never] at any time, con- [concealed] cealed [sealed] my opinions, and I always expressed, I hope, those opinions with candour, although I know they did not entirely meet with your approbation ;-(hear, hear) - though I knew they were not in full accordance with the opinions of all classes of my constituents. That, at least, I could not expect. You are aware that I only came in by a small majority in the first in- [instance] stance, and though on the second occasion I had no com- [competitor] petitor-perhaps [editor-perhaps -perhaps] the only case of the kind in any borough in the West Riding of Yorkshire-yet I knew that resulted from other circumstances than my own personal merits. The latter election, however, brought forward circum- [circus- circumstances] stances of a different character; for there were points wherein I differed with many of you, and particularly on one subject-that of education. I see many of my friends around me who then differed with me on those points; but I may now ventnre [venture] to express a hope that the time is not far distant when public education will be secured and will be accomplished. (Hear, hear.) How to accomplish it is the difficulty. I know the necessity- [necessity] I wish I could see the way of removing the difficulty, but, nevertheless, I will not despair. (Hear, hear.) There is, also, another point which was prominently brought forward by my honourable friend, and I have no doubt it will bring the opinions of the government most prominently before us at an early period of the next session of parliament. Whether or not the the voice of the commons or peers of the conntry, [country] will be called for on this question earlier than usual, I ain [in] not prepared to say. However, as my friend (the chairman) has expressed his opinion on this subject.-and I am agreed with him on every other subject to which he so eloquently alluded, and I am sorry to differ with him with respect to this particular matter,-I hope you will bear with me for one moment whilst I make one allusion in reference to it. He (the chairman) said we were the most tolerant nation on.earth and we granted toleration to all, but the Roman church were allowed to go on as it had gone on of late, that toleration must cease.- The CHarr- [Carr- Chairman] MAN My expression was if the Roman Catholic church gained the ascendancy, the Roman Catholics would not allow toleration. (Hear, hear.) -Mr. STANSFIELD con- [continued] tinued [continued] -I am extremely happy I misunderstood the worthy president for I feel very strongly on this point, and 1 may say that the great opinion on which I entered Hudders- [Udders- Huddersfield] field for the honour of your votes was freedom in all its branches. (Hear, hear.) I wanted civil-I wanted religious -I wanted commercial freedom. (Cheers.) The civil and religious freedom were then established-commercial free- [freedom] dom was only them aimed at. I hope this change in the latter respect has now been tried, and that even those who were most inveterately opposed to that measure, will withdraw their opposition-and that we may congratulate the nation that those three points of freedom-civil, reli- [deli- religious] gious, [pious] and commercial-are now confirmed in this land. (Cheers.) with all that the worthy Chairman has said in admiration of the words and expressions of our noble Premier a letter never was better timed, and a letter never was better expressed. (Cheers.) I agree with him in his every sentiment. But what says our nobl [noble] friend He acknowledges his alarm is not equal to his indignation. I feel the same. I am sorry the person who now headsjthe [heads] Roman Catholic Church, who, though called a temporal prince, is scarcely able to hold up his head, except by the bayonets of others, should have taken so ill-advised a step- [steps] I believe the existence of the Papacy is mainly owing to Great Britain, and that when peace was established in 1815 the great Catholic potentates would very gladly have seen the great Catholic head removed from Rome; and that but for the private assistance, it not the moneys furnished by George the Fourth, the Papacy would have been demo- [demolished] lished, [wished] and those wonderful remains of antiquity and structure which are now decorating the palaces and citadel of Rome, would all have been removed from the possession of the Pope. I mention this merely to show that, asa political power, Rome is perfectly powerless in England. (Hear, hear.) Ihave [Have] noalarm. [no alarm] I hold the proceeding of the Pope to be the highest piece of arrogance and im- [in- impertinence] pertinence, and grossinsolence. [gross insolence] (Hear, hear.) But surely we shall not swerve from our principle of toleration on this account, even to those who are attached to the Romish [Rooms] Church, or withhold from them the civil liberties we have hitherto giventhem. [given them] (Hear, hear.) And, with this feeling, I must say I should be much alarmed if any strong re- [reaction] action on this point should take place, from the excitement of religious feelings, which we know, if fully alarmed, always proceeds much farther than any of us could wish or desire. I hope we shall all do our utmost, within our own means, by educating the population, to remove the pos- [post- possibility] sibility [ability] of their ever coming within the pale of the Romish [Rooms] Church, but I shall never be afraid of grant- [granting] ing them all that toleration and all those civil powers the members of the Romish [Rooms] Church have hitherto en- [enjoyed] jeyed, [eyed] and we are so proud of having conferred. (Hear, hear.) There are many other points to which I might perhaps allude, but I will not detain you; yet, there is one which has much interested another county, and on which much information was given during the last session of parliament-it is, with regard to the County Rate Bill. I am not without hopes that the united bodies I see here, representing the only two corporations in this place-the Improvement Commissioners and the Water- [Waterworks] works' Commissioners will eventually find out the valuable effect of the improvernent [improvement] that has already been secured by public discussion, when this subject is brought before you, year after year and when the whole town of Huddersfield may have the full advantage of incor- [incur- incorporating] porating [porting] itself in a municipal character. (Hear, hear.) I know this subject is one of much delicacy. I have ever been a friend to municipal rights. I conceive them to be the ground work of British liberty. (Cheers.) Notwithstand- [Not withstand- Notwithstanding] ing the tyranny of the barons and the usurpations of the crown, they have been the means of establishing what Englishmen are so proud of-the right of local government, (hear, hear)-that privilege of which we areso [arose] justly proud, and which presents so great a contrast to the peculiar clia- [celia- characteristic] racteristic [characteristic] of foreign governments-centralisation. (Hear, hear.) It is important, with the population annually in- [increasing] creasing to the extent it does, that these municipal rights should be procured and exercised for they will be found to tend most materially to the health and comfort and good government of the people, whereas no one ean tell what the effect may be, what difficulties may arise if the exercise of this privilege of local government be neglected. (Hear, hear.) I hope, therefore, you will fully consider this matter. I see around me all the ingredients of everything which a large municipality would require. It would be the means, if effected, of giving to you that confidence in each other, by annual elections and by con- [conversations] versations, [conversation] and constant discussion, that it would be sure to bring out all the benefits which members of large com- [communities] munities [minutes] only can receive from a continual local intercourse with their neighbours. (Hear, hear, and cheers.) Gen- [Gentlemen] tlemen, [gentlemen] I really do not know whether there is any other immediate subject pressing on our notice that requires me to express my opinion upon it. Iam [I am] at all times ready to hear the opinions of any gentlemen who choose to favour me. (Hear, hear.) I hope at the same time, you will not think it wrong in me if I do not always act in an accordance with the opinions so expressed. (Hear, hear.) Aslama [Alma] reasonable, sentient being, I hope you will allow me to use those reasons which influence me, and to act on all occasions as I strive to do to the best of my judgment, and if that judgment is not according to the generalinterestsof the com- [community] munity [unity] I have the honour to represent the sooner you give me my dismissal the better. I hope you ever allow me to act on my own free opinion-(hear, hear) and will not condemn me though it should eccasionally [occasionally] difter [differ] from you. It has been my misfortune to differ with some parties on many points-one of which, I may just mention, was the unfor- [unfair- unfortunate] tunate [tuna] Factory Bill. I gave notice of an amendment with re ard [ad] to this measure, which every one knew was opposed to all my feelings of political economy, in the House of Commons, but it was never brought forward, in consequence of a compromise that was entered into-the ten and a half Hours' Bill-and I now only hope that both masters and workmen will endeavour to make it work well; that there will be no differences, and then the common good of both will follow as a necessary result from that kindly feeling and agreement. (Hear, hear.) I will not detain you ' have done me and because, as I said before, 'will merely say that I feel very thankful for i ther [the] moie. [more] I see my name upon the list of toasts for ano [an] portunity [port unity] of sayin [saying] a few words to you; but I beg to , i ly, for the hononr [honour] yon ank [an] you most kindly, most deeply, T am fully done me, I your good opinion, and as long as I will do my best for your i ts. cheers. et next gave 'Sir J. W. Ramsden and the o t aware I am not worthy of the honour you have Trustees of the Huddersfield Estate and in doing so i hoped they would allow him to address a few words to ' them on more general matters than he had hitherto alluded to. There was no doubt this important trust was one of importance to the town of Huddersfield for good or t fore There was no doubt but that Huddersfield was for evil, rising in importance beyond any other town in the West Riding, and he believed Huddersfield at no very distant period would take rank as one of the first-rate towns. (Hear, hear.) Then, if that were so, what an important duty devolved on the trustees of this estate to make every improvement for the benefit of the town which they may have in their power. This was called a municipal dinner and he confessed he had taken the chair under the inducement that this meeting would' bring them together to exchange their opinions and to rub off, as it were, those corners and sharp points which had been the cause of so much dissention. [distension] (Cheers.) He should, have thought himself unworthy of the position he held as head of the Improvement Commissioners, if he declined to give his best endeavours to promote an object so much to the benefit of the town. (Cheers.) He would not trench on any subject which might be more fully allu- [all- alluded] ded [de] to by other speakers, but he was anxious to impress on them the necessity that those dissentions [dissensions] which had been agitating the town so long should be got rid of as speedily as possible. It had been too oft the case here, as in other towns, when any measure was brought forward, not to examine the merits of the measure itself, but to ask, pray who has brought this forward He hoped they would for the future determine never to ask where a measure origi- [origin- originated] nated, [Anted] but only to enquire whether it would be for the benefit of the town, and if they thought it was so then they ought to lay aside those petty and low distinc- [distinct- distinctions] tions [tins] which were so degrading to intellectual men, and which could never be reflected on with pleasure. (Hear.) He believed Huddersfield was a rising town, and therefore it was more incumbent on all of them to do all that lay in their power to promote its interest and welfare. No body of men had more power to do this than the trustees of this estate. The Improvement Commissieners [Commissioners] had laboured zealously to reform many of the existing abuses, and they had to a certain extent succeeded and he was glad to feel that some of the difficulties that stood in the way of closing the churchyard had been removed, and he hoped that ere long they would have made every preparation for the decent interment of the dead. (Hear, hear.) No one could fol- [follow] low a relative to the grave in the present burial-ground without having his feelings harrowed up by the contem- [cont- contemplation] plation [plantation] of the very unfit and disgraceful place in which the remains of a departed relation or friend had been interred. (Hear, hear.) He hoped soon to see other improvements effected, and more efficient sanatory [sanitary] regulations adepted. [adapted] The Improvement Commissioners worked well and laboured well and he was glad to mention that the trustees of the Huddersfield estate were doing an immense deal of good, and had recently conferred great benefit onthe [other] inhabitants by the formation of drains, which the latter had hitherto been required to lay down for themselves. He asked them not to look merely at the amount which they expended, bnt [bent] to examine strictly the objects for which it was expended; and if they were good, he would answer for it that the town would be the better for it in the end. (Hear, hear.) He hoped they would all endeavour to soften down little asperities and differences that had hitherto divided them, and that these meetings would tend to bring them together, so that they migtt [might] all unite for the benefit and and good ofthe [of the] town. (Cheers.) He could assure them that in his humble sphere of life he had always been desirous to promote the interests of the town, and so long as it pleased God to spare him, he should ever be willing to do all he could to advance its prosperity. (Hear, hear.) If any thing could animate him in doing that it would be the uniform kindness he had ever received from theu. [the] He hoped for the time that he had lived in the town, now forty years, if he had not gained many friends, he had not provoked an enemy. He entreated them not to provoke opposition amongst one another, but rather let them act as one combined body for the purpose of raising the town to that position which the means and resources Huddersfield possessed, and which must conduce so much to the general p.osperity [p.prosperity] if they act unanimously. (Hear, hear.) He concluded by giving J. W. Ramsden and the trustees of the Huddersfield estate, with three times three. (Re- [Received] ceived [received] amid enthusiastic cheering.) A. Hatnorn, [Hawthorn] Esq., returned thanks on behalf of the trustees, for the honour just conferred upon them. He was quite sure of this-that the trustees fully partieipated [patented] in the motives and feelings evinced in that meeting, which he believed had for its object the cementing together in bonds of harmony and friendship the great body of the people of Huddersfield. (Hear, hear.) And he was quite sure, also, if the governing bodies of this town were more united than perhaps they have hitherto been, the trustees would feel great pleasure in seeing so very desirable a result brought about. (Hear, hear.) He thought, if they looked in and around this assembly, they would see the people of Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield [Huddersfield] going onwards [onward] in the proper course to develope [develop] the great resources of the town in a better way than they had hitherto been before. (Hear, hear.) He could speak on behalf of the trustees of Sir J. Ramsden, at the same time, that they were most anxious to devote their energies for the promotion of the good of the place. No landlord could boast of such an assembly of tenantry as he then saw around him; no one could boast of such an array of tenants. They were all free and independent men, and with their intelligence and enterprise Huddersfield was destined to become a more important town than she now was. He thought he might answer for it on behalf of the trustees, that they would ever be willing to devote thetr [their] energies to the improvement of the town and the promo- [promotion] tion [ion] of the welfare of the inhabitants. (Loud cheering.) Mr. C. S. FLoyp [Floyd] then gave 'The magistrates in the riding of the Huddersfield district. (Hear, hear.) He Was sure it was a toast they would be prepared well to receive. It was a subject of paramount importance in all towns that as well as municipal rights they should have a good local magistracy; without which the peace and prospenty [present] of the inhabitants could not be proper secured. With the improvements in buildings in Hud. [HUD] dersfield, [Huddersfield] with its contemplated cemetery, and the extension of its trade, they had about them the where- [wherewithal] withal to maintain the interests of its inhabitants. Per- [Perhaps] haps, few present were more competent to offer an opinicn [opinion] on the subject referred to in the toast he had given than himself. After years of experience he could, with truth aid honesty say, tl a let them go where they would he had not found justice administered more to the satisfaction of the public and of suitors than in the town of Huddersfield. (Hear, hear.) He hoped the magistracy would long be spared to them. If gentlemen present wanted a sample of the sort of magistrates who had to deal out justice be- [between] tween man and man, they had only to look at their worthy chairman. But he might be permitted to say that if he had taken the opportunity of thus speaking of the administration of justice in the town of Huddersfield, he yet saw gentlemen in that room who would be an ornament and honour to the beneh, [been] but who were not on it; and who would render most valuable counsel and assistance to those gentlemen on the bench, whose duties, he must say, were exceedingly onerous and laborious and of whose able dis- [discharge] charge of them he had just spoken. In giving the health of the magistrates of the West Riding in this district, he threw it out that notwithstanding the mode in which justice was administered in that town, he yet saw gentlemen in that room who would be an honour to the bench. (Hear, hear.) The toast was drunk with three times three. G. ARMITAGE, Esq., acknowledged the compliment, and expressed regret that other gentlemen were not present to return thanks. He felt assured that. the good feel- [feeling] ing which was at that assembly now shown would be continued, and that this would not bea single dinner, but that they would meet every year, and enjoy the unmixed pleasure which prevailed throughout that assem- [assume- assembly] bly. [by] (Cheers.) With respect to the increase of the magistracy, it was really very much wanted. There was a great many names, and respectable ones too, on the list, who had not qualitied, [qualities] and if they neglected to do so, he thought they should have an addition. (Hear, hear.) There were many Persons in the room duly qualified to act, and when an addition was made to the magistracy he shonld [should] hail it with the greatest pleasure. (Cheers.) Mr. W. P. ExcLanpD [Explained] proposed the health of The Constable, in a highly complimentary speech, and said he was sure he was only expressing the feelings of his fellow-townsmen, when he mentioned that the mode in whieh [which] Mr. Willans had discharged the duties of the office for two successiva [success] years, had given the highest satisfaction to all the inhabitants. (Loud cheering.) The ConsTaBLE [Constable] (W. Willans, Esq.), responded to the toast, and said he felt he did not deserve one thousanth [thousand] part of the honour which had been paid to him by Mr. England and the company. He very much re- [rejoiced] joiced [joined] in such meetings as the present, and he took that opportunity of tendering his personal thanks to the gentlemen who had taken the trouble to ac- [accomplish] complish [accomplish] the reunion; and he hoped they were amply rewarded for the trouble they had given themselves by the consciousness that they had been the means of bringing together those who had been in the habit of meeting too seldom, either for their own good or the good of the public. (Hear, hear.) He was sure they would be productive of good, especially when characterised by that forbearance and amenity which had been the characteristic of the present assembly; be- [because] cause by meetings of this kind they were enabled to get rid of erroneous impressions which they might have of each other's characters and they tended to dissipate those differences and misapprehensions which they might have of each other, and paved the way to sentiments of friendship and cordial feeling where nothing of the kind existed before. (Hear, hear.) They had not, he believed, properly speaking in Huddersfield municipality, not even conventionally speaking; but gentlemen had pleased to call that a municipal dinner. He, for one, was not disposed to qnarrel [quarrel] with the denomination, because he supposed it might have been selected on account of the saying which described coming events as castirg [casting] their shadows before them. (Hear, hear.) During the time he had held the office he was happy to say it was almo.t [also.t] asinecure. [injure] for nothing had transpired to disturb the public peace-it had been all tranquillity-and he hoped and trusted the pros- [prosperity] perity, [purity] from which peace arose, would continue; and that nothing would transpire to make the office less pleasant than it was. (Hear, hear, and applause). With reference to the Exhibition of 1851, he said if Huddersfield re- [redeemed] deemed the pledges made in the shape of applications for space no man need be ashamed to say, with regard to this great national undertaking- Sir, I come from Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield. [Huddersfield. (Hear, hear, and cheers.) He understood that it was intended to call a meeting during the ensuing week, of the inhabitauts [inhabitants] of Huddersfield with reference to the late intrusion, as it was called, of his Holiness, the Pope of Rome. He thought the efficiency and unanimity at the meeting would greatly depend on the prudence of those who drew up the resolutions. He thought those who drew up those resolutions should be careful that they did not bring different descriptions of Protestants into collision together he was of opinion they should take a broad and comprehensive ground, and then he did not see how any one who professed Roman Catholicism could object to join them in their remonstrance, because then they would not compromise their religious feelings in any way whatever. (Hear, hear.) Mr. J. BEAUMONT, jun., gave The Waterworks Com- [Commissioners] missioners, which Mr. I. VARLEY appropriately acknow- [acne- acknowledged] ledged [ledge] but a press of room precludes the possibility of our noticing the speeches at length. . Mr. W. BaRKER [Barker] next proposed 'The Improvement Commissioners, which was received and drunk with enthusiasm. . Mr. dissatisfaction had been exp at the system of borrowing money for public purposes, but by doing so, and throwing its burden over perhaps thirty years, they lightened the burden of the present rate payers, by calling upon others who would receive at least an equal benefit otherwise, By the provisions of the Improvement Bill they responding, said-Some had the power to proceed to the paving and and sew streets, before they were built upon, 4nd [and] this was of immense importance to the sanitary ns of a town. (Hear, hear.) Now these things could 'not be accomplished without a great deal of expense, which would un present ments [rents] have to be paid by the owner of property whether he was Sir John Ramsden, or any one else, and therefore he thought the Bill was worthy of approbation. W. R. C. StansFELD, [Stansfeld] Esq., in and Trade of Huddersfield, only dri [Dr] rising to give The Town said that in doing so he was drinking the prosperity of themselves. Having had the hongur [honour] of being their representative for thirteen years, he was particularly identified with their interests, and he never heard the name of Huddersfield mentioned in the sourth [South] but he thought they were speaking personally to himself. (Hear.) e last time he was in Huddersfield he neglected to thank the committee who had the manage- [management] ment [men] of their municipal dinncr, [dinner] for having honoured him with an invitation, but he wou d [you d] endeavour not to do so on this oceasion. [occasion] (Hear, hear.) This had been a meeting where they had had an opportunity of hearing the opinions of all classes. Hitherto they had always met in parties, and the difficulty had been to ascertain what they all thought; and he was sure they would all wish that such meetings, as the one they were celebrating, might often be repeated, whether he had the honour to be present himself ornot. [ont] He had great pleasure in proposing 'Success to the Town and Trade of Huddersfield. (The toast was drank with cheers), after which T. P. CRosLanp, [Crosland] Esq., responded, and said Mr. President, Vice-President, and Gentlemen, my song has been taken out of my mouth, for whilst I was in Manchester yesterday they took away what had caused me some consideration, by changing the toast which it had been arranged I should take, and thus putting me on a new track. With the very eloquent speeches we have heard to-night, where eve matter has been touched upon, I think, with these difficul- [difficult- difficulties] ties staring me in the face, I shall do very well if I make even a poor speech. (Hear, But the sub- [subject] ject [jet] is one which would inspire any one. It is success to my native town, and success to my native trade. My heart swells with gratitude, when I think that this great company which I see around me have risen with the town, and are still rising with the town. (Cheers.) It will be within the recollection of some of our old friends, when some of our principal streets were green pasture-when such a thing as a steam-engine was not known in our town, or in our district when pack horses used to what now goes with lightning, speed from one end of the country to the other. (Cheers.) It will be in the recolloction [collection] of many gentlemen here when we had no improvement bills, nor water works, and when we never dreamt of such things when it was quite as much as the people could do to sustain themselves and their families in a tolerable existence ;-but it is gratifying to think that these days are fast fading away. I believe England will become again merry and happy England, and that Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield [Huddersfield] will become one of her most important towns. There is a good time coming, and I believe itis [its] rapidly on the wing. (Hear.) We have got water works,-we have got improvement bills,-we have got cheap bread and plenty of it,-and if that will not stimulate a people, what will (Cheers and laughter.) I do not know whether any of you are very much afraid of the Pope or not, but I can assure you J could not help laughing when I saw Cardinal Burrows-I beg you pardon-Mr. Burrows, going about the street to drive back the Pope's bull. (Laughter.) I think we cannot express too much of our indignation at the impudence of a foreign power attempting to usurp an authority in this country which they never had-no, nor ever will have. (Cheers.) But that we should be frightened out of our senses, is absurd-I see no reason init. [inst] I be- [believe] lieve [liver] that England is protestant at heart and protestant in principle, and I have confidence in truth that it will pre- [prevail] vail, and have confidence that it will drive back both the Pope and his Bulls. (Cheers and laughter.) The trade of Huddersfield, gentlemen, since I knew it, was confined to the manufacture of a very indifferent and not a very varie- [varied- variegated] gated class ot staple manufactures but now Hudderstield [Huddersfield] is the seat of the fancy woollen trade, and the fancy waist- [waistcoat] coat trade. I believe I am speaking within bounds when I say it is the seat of the fancy woollen trade-and there are men-manufacturers of broad cloth, who do not fear to come in competition either with the West of England or with Belgium. (Cheers.) We have resources within our- [ourselves] selves, which, if properly carried out, will lead us on from improvement to improvement, from progres [progress] to progress, until they lead us to take a position second to none in the West-Riding. (Hear.) I could scarce refrain from laugh- [laughing] ing when our friend Mr. Willans mentioned our esteemed representative, in thinking of the very luminous speeches he gives us in the House of Commons,-for it is a. very honour- [honourable] able complaint that he does not speak oftener in the house-at the same time, he is an excellent thinker, an excellent committee man, and you find him invariably at his post-he is at his post to-night to hear what we have to fsay [say] tohim. [to him] (Hear, hear.) I consider, ever since he was our representative, he has acquitted himself as a man, and as one we should like to have connected with our town. (Cheers.) I dare say, our Chairman will recollect the time when he could not go from Huddersfield to Man- [Manchester] chester or Leeds with the same facility as he does now. There has been a great sacrifice of money to give to the public the facilities they now possess, but I believe it will have a great benefit inasmuch as the trade and commerce of the town will gradually bring back what has been sunk in earth and rails. We have the gratification of knowing that we have given to those who have never had the means be- [before] fore, the means of travelling cheaply and of going to see those friends and relations whom but for our efforts they never would have seen as long as they lived. (Hear.) I thank you for the very marked manner in which you have drunk the town and trade of Huddersfield. I could have wished that it had fallen to abler hands to respond to it. There is no one feels more deeply than I do the import- [importance] ance [once] of gaining for our town every advantage whichscience [which science] or discovery can bring to bear-(Cheers)-because I know that to stand still is to go backwards. We must if we intend to maintain our position, progress, and I believe that the spirit of my fellow-townsmen is of such a tempera- [temperament] ment [men] that they will neither be led by bit nor bridle, but will go forward, without stopping until they have ultimately placed our little town-which as far as station goes, as far sanitary condition goes, as far as its water accommodation goes, and its general improvements, is second already to none-as the first in the West Riding of Yorkshire. (Cheers.) With these observations, gentlemen, I thank you for the manner in which you have given the toast just submitted to you. (Applause.) Mr, Witt1aM [Witt] Moore said he had to perform a very difficult and onerous duty, but he was ready to do his utmost to do honour to the individual whose health he had to propose. (Hear, hear.) He thought when he was selected for this toast he should have a very slight duty to perform, but somehow or other he was a very lazy fellow in matters of intellect, requiring any range of thought. (Laughter.) He did not like to know he had a speech to make, for it always made him uncomfortable, and under such circumstances he invariably brokedown. [broke down] (Laughter.) He congratulated that assembly on the joyous manner they had spent the evening, and wished he might livea [live] thousand years to meet them again. (Hear.) But to have met with such a chairman, possessing such qualities as the chair- [chairman] man of the Huddersfield municipal dinner, was an honour indeed. There was not such another man in Europe. (Hear, and laughter.) Gentlemen might think that he had made a lapsus, [lapsed] but he had done no such thing. He had begun that afternoon to study the history of Huddersfield, just to see if he could find anything about the man, and when he took up the book to study his lesson, he found it was nothing else but Brook, Brook, Brook in everything. (Hear.) Just let them look at their worthy chairman in the varied character he held before the public at that mement. [moment] Was it as a magistrate he was pre-eminent- [eminent was] was it as the Chairman of the Improvement Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners-certainly [sinners-certainly -certainly] a more heterogenous [heterogeneous] set of men never existed-no one but their venerable chairman could calm the excitement and passion of that body Was it as a railway director his efforts had been vigorously and un- [unceasingly] ceasingly [ceasing] exercised until he had succeeded in giving to Huddersfield every accommodation in this respect, and their noble station was a monument of the successful efforts of a vigorous-minded body of men. He (Mr. Moore) dare not trust himself further-or, as some one hinted, he might fall into hyperbole-but, there was no 'hyperbole here. Indeed, their chairman, whatever position he was looked at from,-whether a magistrate, railway director, or in his private character, a husband and father,-he was equally worthy of admiration and emulation. The great services he had performed were not generally known, and it was but lately, when the whole of the leasehold p-operty [p-property] of the town was jeopardised-that the public were in- [indebted] debted [debt] to Mr. Brook, and to one or two other coadju- [cod- coadjutors] tors, for wresting the matter from Chancery. (Hear.) The time would come when he would be more appreciated and esteemed, though he now was admired by every one who knew him-and his talented efforts in reference to a public cemetery would endear him still more to his fellow- [fellow townsmen] townsmen. (Cheers.) He need not say more in giving them the health of the Chairman than express his conviction that he was the best specimen of a fine old English gentleman to be found in Yorkshire. (Hear.) Brunk [Trunk] with three times three. The CHAIRMAN briefly responded, and said he was sure that, for any public services which he might have per- [performed] formed, there reception that evening was a sufficient recom- [com- recompense] peuse. [pease] No, no, and applause.) He sincerely thanked them for the manner in which they had drunk his health, and should propose the Vice-Chairman. The VicE-CHaIRMAN, [Vice-Chairman] in acknowledging the compliment id him, said a good many apologies for speaking had nm made, and had they not been exhausted, he should have indulged in the same practice. It was not in his nature to make a speech, and there appeared to have been acombination [combination] of nature and art to disqualify him from the exercise of those qualities which be admired in his friends. (Hear, hear.) He was exceedingly happy in meeting his fellow-townsmen that evening, who had not met to cele- [cell- celebrate] brate [rate] any party triumph, but just to exhibit to each other and to their townsmen, that they could, on proper occa- [occur- occasions] sions, [Sons] let all party feelings give way, in order that they ight [it] reciprocate sentiments which were common to all, and which were offensive to none. (Cheers.) He had had occasion to differ with their honourable representative on the last occasion that a gentleman claimed their suffrages, on educational matters, and for the first time he (the Vice- [Vice chairman] chairman) had felt himself called upon to withdraw his support. But he was happy to find that if they had pro- [properly] perly [reply] understood each other he should not have felt it his duty to pursue the course hedid. [headed] (Hear.) The way in which they had proposed his health, and in which they had responded to it, he accepted as a mark of their esteem 'or he thought it was unworthy of any young man not to enjoy the estetm [estate] of his fellow-townsmen, and he could assure them he should do his best to deserve their esteem. Hear. At 'his stage of the evening the Chairman left the room, amid the cheers of the company, after swhich [which] W. Willans, . was called to the chair. t. WRIGHT MELLOR, in the absence ofjMr. [offer] Joseph Webb, gave The Committees and Secretaries of the Ex- [Exhibition] hibition [exhibition] of 1851, [W, in an excellent s h, during which he complimented the Committee and Secretaries on the man- [manner] ner [ne] in which they had conducted their proceedings, and expressed his opinion that Huddersfield would not suffer in the forthooming [forthcoming] exhibition. (Cheers.) Mr. JoSEPH [Joseph] SHAW responded in a few brief remarks, in the course of which he said he could assure them that the had no need to shrink from any comparison with surround- [surrounding] ing towns in the exhibition of 1851. Every department of man from its outlay, to contribute towards its repayment. The local and industry was fairly represented, and rate payers rather to be thankfui [thank] to the Improvement he doubted not but they would fully maintain their 'posi- [post- Commissioners] Commissioners that they were borrowing money than tion [ion] of superiority. (Hear, hear.) He thanked them on behalf of the Committee and Secretaries for the Exhibition of 1851. for the manner in which they had drunk their health. (Hear.) Mr. THomMas [Thomas] FIRTH, in a very interesting speech, de- [declined] clined [lined] to give the toast appointed to him, as it was contrary to his principles to give toasts. He then proceeded to refer to the late Peace Congress at Frankfort, and trusted that the time would soon come when national disputes would be settled by arbitration before battle instead of after. Peace principles had done much more for Hnddersfield [Huddersfield] than many might suppose. He had just made rough calculation, that there had been appropriated during this time of peace in the erection of churches, chapels, schools, water-works, and gas-works, exclusive of the infirmary, a sum of at least 200,000-a W,W-a] sum which in all probability had they been engaged in a war with the continent of Europe or America, would have been contributed to such purposes. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Firth, after referring to the noble and philanthrapic [philanthropic] character of the Infirmary, and detailing its first origin, in the mind of Sammy Clay, con- [concluded] cluded [eluded] by proposing, Prosperity (under the Divine bles- [bales- blessing] sing) to the Huddersfield and whilst we contri- [country- contribute] bute to its funds, may we néver [never] forget to sympathise with the afilicted [afflicted] inmates who are placed within its walls. Dr. TAYLOR seconded this resolution, after which . Mr. Laycock responded in a pleasing address. He said he the Infirmary as the glory of the town. When they considered the various deprivations, hardships, and difficulties the poor had to undergo, without the mvans [means] of providing surgical and medical aid at home, they would be delighted to find that they had an institution in this town applicable to such cases, where every ettention [attention] was paid to the requirements of the invalids. (Hear, bear In addition to this philanthropic institution, the public had raised some fourteen or fifteen schools in the borough, which could not be worth less than from 20,000 to 30,000, (Hear.) These things were honourable to the town, and he hoped that those who received their education at these schools would grow up to be the glory and honour of the town. Mr. JOHN CLAY, in a very brief speech gave The Press during which he glanced at the history of printing, aluding [alluding] to the disputed claims of Ghent, Strasburg, [Strasbourg] Haarlem, as the seat of its first discovery, and after speaking of the miyht [might] influence of the press of the present day, concluded by wishing success to their local journal. (Cheers.) Mr. HENRY BRAMBLES acknowledged the compiement, [compliment] and was followed with a few remarks by Mr. W. Moore, on the subject. Mr. JEREMIAH RILEY, proposed the ladies which was responded to by Mr. JaMES [James] Boo7zu, [Boos] in a pleasing speech. At a late period of the evening, Mr. W. BARKER, in a complimentary speech proposed James Stansfield, Esq., the highly-respected judge of the Couuty [County] Court, which being duly the Chairman, together with others of the company retired, and the remainder of the evening was enjoyed under the presidency of Thomas Mallinson, Esq. The company broke up about twelve o'clock. Eee [See] Lonpon [London] Woo. SaLes.-From [Sales.-From] the advertisements in another column, our readers will perceive that the London wool sales commence on the 23rd inst. SaBBaTH [Sabbath] EveninG [Evening] LecTUREs.-The [Lectures.-The] Rev. R. Storry, of Grove-place Chapel, Dalton, has announced a series of Sabbath evening lectures, to be delivered in the Philoso- [Philosophy- Philosophical] phical-hall; [physical-hall; -hall] the next to be delivered on the 24th inst., on The Supreme Deity of the Saviour, and the Scripture doctrine of the Trinity in his glorified Person. THE Rev. Mr. Copway's [Copy's] LectuRES.-On [Lectures.-On] Monday and Wednesday evenings last, this gentleman delivered two lec- [le- lectures] tures [Tues] in the Philosophical Hall, on the general character of the North American Indians. As most of our readers are aware, the Rev. Mr. Copway [Copy] is a native chief of the Ojibbeway [bridleway] tribe, and is well known to the philanthropists of the United States and of this country, as an earnest, an eloquent, and a devoted pleader of the rights of his coun- [con- countrymen] trymen. [entry] To those who have felt interested in such matters, Mr. Copway [Copy] will be familiar as the proposer of a plan for ensuring to the scattered aboriginal tribes of the western continent of America, a settlement on the eastern banks of the Missouri, a little to the west of Wisconsin, where his race may cultivate the arts of civilisation and take a position in the civilised history of their country. In pro- [promotion] motion of this object, the reverend gentleman has visited this country, and through the medium of the press and public lectures, the matter has been brought prominently before the British public. He returns to America in the course of next month, to press his project. upon the legis- [legs- legislative] lative [native] assembly at Washington, with every hope of success. The topics chosen for the Monday evening lecture, were, the religious belief, poetry, and eloquence of the North American Indians. Mr. Copway, [Copy] whose Indian appellation is Kah-ge-ga-gah-Bowh, [Ah-ge-ga-ga-Bow] was attired in the costume of a native chief of his country; and, possessing a commanding figure and deportment, his general appearance was pecu- [Peru- peculiar] liar but prepossessing. As a sincere and truly eloquent advocate, Mr. Copway [Copy] requires no public eulogy, and we are sure that amongst those who listened to the deep earnestness, the exquisite natural imagery, the brilliant de- [declamation] clamation [acclamation] of this descendant of a race whom we have long admired, through the literature of an Irving and a Cooper, there could be experienced but one sensation of pleasure, tinged with a shade of sorrow, at the desolation of the time- [honoured] honoured associations and traditions of the tribes of the vast continent of North America, driven step by step from the sea-board ot the Atlantic to the wild valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Glancing rapidly at the religious belief, poetry, eloquence, and traditions of his people, Mr. Copway [Copy] was not less instructive than interesting, and his re- [remarks] marks would have a tendency to remove much of the misap- [Miss- misapprehension] prehension and prejudice entertained on these subjects. The Indian history is wholly traditional, and though embued [imbued] greatly with the fabulous and mystical, it records events and occurrences which prove it to have a common origin with our own religious system of worship, and tc possess much in its faith that is remarkably beautiful, simple, and natural. Surrounded on every hand with scenery more romantic and splended [splendid] perhaps than is elsewhere found, the Indian mind is naturally poetic and eloquent,- [eloquent] and in its utterance it speaks a language which goes home to every heart, and leaves an impression of which almost every natural object is suggestive. These questions were treated with great clearness and intelligence, and his audience will long remember his courses of poetry, music, and eloquence, as exquisitely humourous [humorous] and appropriate. The lecture on Wednesday evening was devoted to the considerations of the national peculiarities of Indian character, which the rev. gentleman described with great beauty and eloquence, and his succeeding comments proved highly amusing. He referred principally to the bearing, the firmness, and perseverance, and the endurance of the Indian, and lett [let] his audience in excellent good humour by describing to them the mode of Indian worship. The attendance at the lectures was not so numerous as might have been desired, but we are sure those present retired perfectly satisfied with the interesting and instructive lectures to which they had listened. ENDANGERING THE PROPERTY OF AN ITINERANT DEALER IN Spice.-John M'Dermott, [M'McDermott] a young Irish lad, was charged by Henry Clayton a general dealer in spice, at the Guild- [Guildhall] hall on Saturday, with having a few days previously annoyed him-in his avocations, and broken the box glass wherein his spice was kept, and committed damage to the amount of 5s. On examination it turned out that the value of the glass broken was about Is., and the magistrates, therefore, ordered M'Dermott [M'McDermott] to pay Is. and expenses. FELONY AT THE LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE RAIL- [Railway] Way AT MANCHESTER.-John Mooney, Denis Mooney, and Edward Conner, were placed in the dock at the Guildhall, on Saturday last, charged with having in their possession an oil skin over coat, the property of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company. One of the company's servants, was present from Manchester, and swore to the coat being their property. The prisoners were then re- [remanded] manded [Madden] to Manchester. A YOUNG HATER OF Guy Fawss.-A [Fess.-A] poor little fellow named Thomas Dyson, about twelve years old, was brought up at the Guildhall, on Saturday, on the charge of Sergeant Sedgwick, of celebrating the anniversary of the gun powder plot, by firing a pistol, and other dangerous weapons in the shambles on the 5th of November. On promising never to do so any more he was discharged. A TatLor [Taylor] In DirFicuLty.-At [Difficulty.-At] the Guildhall on Tues- [Tuesday] day last, before Jos. Armitage, and W. W. Battye, Esqrs, [Esquires] James Hartley, was charged with stealing a coat and shirt, the property of Henry Smith. Both prosecutor and prisoner are tailors by trade and were lodging together at Mrs. Anderson's Northumberland-street, both occuping [occupying] one bedroom. On the morning of Monday last Smith went out leaving his coat and shirt in the bed-room, but on returning he discovered they were misssing, [missing] and on making enquiries his landlady's daughter said she observed that when Hartle came down stairs, he had a coat on which she suspecte [suspected] belonged to Smith, and expressing herself to that effect, he said it was Darmies [Armies alluding to another lodger. orm- [or- formation] ation [action] was given at the police-office and the articles were traced to Mr. Zachariah Drake's pawn-shop in the Beast Market. Mr. Superintendant [Superintendent] Thomas subsequently went to the Dog Inn, about seven o'clock, and apprehended the prisoner. He pleaded guilty, and was committed to Wake- [Wakefield] eld [ed] to take his trial for the offence. HALIFAX TOWN COUNCIL. The annual meeting of the council for the election of mayor and arranging of other business, was held on Saturday, the 9th inst., at twelve at noon; and at that hour the Town Clerk read the first notice,-the election of mayor for the year ensuing. Mr. Alderman Bares rose, and briefly alluding to the efficient and able manner in which the duties of the past mayoralty had been attended to, moved the re- [reelection] election of John Crossley, Esq., as mayor. Mr. Alderman Craven seconded the motion. Mr. Alderman BaLpwin [Baldwin] admitted the justness of the compliment paid to the mayor,-but last year Mr. Alderman Appleyard, with the view of preserving unanimity in the council, retired in the most handsome manner,-and it was then understood that Mr. Appleyard was to be the mayor this year. He should. therefore, propose as an amendment that Mr. Councillor Appleyard be the mayor for the year ensuing. Mr. Councillor LEwis [Lewis] seconded the motion. Mr. Councillor thought there ought to be no re-election. The council proceeded to the vote, when John Crossley. Esq., was re-elected by 26 votes to 12. , The Mayor took the declaration, and returned thanks for the honour done again to him. The kind assistance rendered him by his excellent brothers had given him much time to devote to the efficient discharge of the duties devolving on him, Mr. Councillor ApPLeyaRD [Appleyard] bore testimony to the ability displayed by the mayor during the past year. For the sake of unanimity twelve months ago, his name had been withdrawn,-but since the election of clerk to the magistrates, a dead hit had been made in the council against him. His constituents, however, in Trinity Ward had expressed their satisfaction of his conduct by again returning him to the council. On the motion of Councillor THompsoy, [Thomas] seconded by Councillor Heap, a vote of thanks was unanimously passed to the mayor for his past services. The returns of councillors for the different wards was next read. . Mr. Rosert [Robert] Brook claimed to sit for Trinity Ward, in place of Mr. Appleyard, on the ground of that gentleman being an alderman at the time of election 3 the Council could not determine in the matter. Mr. Councillor Rosson [Robson] referred to two or three cases on the above point. The Town oanaumead [named] the return of Mr. Coun [Con] cillor [Councillor] Joseph Wood to supply the extraordinary vacancy in St. John's Ward, occasioned by the retirement of Mr Squire Bahne. [Bane] . Mr. Councillor Rosson [Robson] demurred to this return. - The Town CLERK asked if there was any clause the the Municipal Act empowering them to refuse the return. Mr. Councillor Ropson [Robson] None. . The Tows-CLerkK [Tows-Clerk I am of opinion there is none. - Mr. Councillor Ropson [Robson] remarked before the election of Aldermen commenced, that he considered the council ought to consist of 41. North Ward had no alderman the mayor's duties were distinct from that of an alderman; the charter said there should be a mayor, ten aldermen, and thirty councillors. The Town-CLerk [Town-Clerk] asked if Mr. Robson put that as a question of law Mr. Councillor Rosson [Robson] I do. The Town-CLERK replied that it was contrary to ald [al] law and practice in municipal matters. The election of aldermen was then proceeded with The result was- [Sevres] vores [sores] M 1 i -- the Mayor ......... 29 Mr. Appleyard ......... J AW. Gregory ... 25 Mr. 14 Mr. David Binns ...... 25 Mr. John Smith ....... 9 Mr. J. Whiteley ....... 25 Mr. G. S. Walsh....... 8 Mr. John Whitworth.. 21 Mr. Robson.............. 8 The first five were elected. 2 Mr. Alderman BaLpwrn [Bulgarian] proposed, and Mr. Alderman Crave seconded, the appointment of John Abbott, Esq., as Treasurer of the Borough. The quarterly meetings were appointed to be held January 1, April 2, October 2, on the motion of Mr. Councillor IncHaM, [Inch] seconded by Mr. Councillor BorroMLEY. [Bromley] Mr. Councillor Bexsumont [Basement] wished the aldermen to be appointed on Monday, which was agreed to. The Council was then adjourned until Monday, aé two o'clock, for transacting the remaining business. At two o'clock on Monday, the Council again met. The reports of the various commitiees [committee] for the past quarter were read. That portion of the Sanitary Com- [Committee] mittee [matter] relating to Mr. Councillor Smith's offer of 5 for the urinal in North-parade, being expunged. On the motion of Mr. Councillor Getson, [Geeson] seconded by Mr. Councillor Heap, they were confirmed. ; Considerable personality and confusion prevailed during the next business-the appointment of aldermen to the various wards, more particularly with respect to Mr. Alderman Binns being appointcd [appointed] to North Ward; ultimately the following was arranged - Market Ward.......... Mr. Alderman Crossley (the Mayor North Ward............ Mr. Alderman Whiteley. Trinity Ward .......... Mr. Alderman Binns. North West Ward ... Mr. Alderman Gregory St. John's Ward Mr. Alderman Whitworth. On the appointment to Committees being under con- [consideration] sideration, [side ration] a little more angry feeling was evinced. We annex the lisé [list] as ultimately fixed upon. SLAITHWAITE. Vartey [Variety] Roap, [Soap] Lincarps. [lockups] On Thursday, November 7th, a meeting of the ratepayers of the township of Lingards, near Huddersfield, was hele [Helen] at School Terrace, in that township, when the Rev. C. A. Hulbert, incum- [income- incumbent] bent of Slaithwaithe-cum-Lingards, [Slaithwaite-cum-Lingards] took the chair. Mr. Wm. Varley, surveyor of roads, produced a letter which he had received from the agent of the Earl of Dartmouth, giving notice of his lordship's wish to give up the road called Varley-road, leading from Met- [Meltham] tham [than] Moor to the New Manchester-road, near Slaith- [Snaith- Slaithwaite] waite, to the township to be repaired. The road was made about eight years ago, at his lordship's expense, for the convenience of the inhabitants, and to give em- [employment] pioyment [payment] to the poor in a time of distress, and has hitherto been kept in repair by his lordship, who has erected a toll-bar, and tolls have hitherto been paid by strangers and most of the tenants. The Chairman hav- [have- having] ing read the notice and the letter calling the meeting, Mr. John Varley, steward of the manor, stated that it was Lord Dartmouth's intention to take away the toll- [dollar] bar immediatcly [immediately] on the inhabitants undertaking the cuarge [charge] of the road, which he proposed should now be resolved upon; and which motion was seconded by Mr. Joseph Sykes, Bridge-street, and carried by fifteen votes against two. Mr. Varley then announced that the tol [to] bar would be immediately taken away, which has accordingly been done, and the road is now free to the public as well as the inhabitants, and is the direct way from Meltham to Slaith- [Snaith- Slaithwaite] waite Station. The Chairman took the opportunity of announcing the formation of evening classes, at Slaithwaite National School, for the imstruction [instruction] of youths in grammar, geography, writing, arithmetic, and mathematics, with historical and scriptural reading under his own direction. ee FaTAL [Fatal] ACCIDENT.-RAILWAY PASSENGERS' ASSURANCE Last week an enginedrivernamed Jas. Shiells, [Shields] while onduty, [on duty] was severely crushed betwixt two carriages, and was taken to the infirmary, and died on Wednesday night from the injuries then received. We learn that im [in] this case an insurance had been effected with the Railway Passengers Assurance Company, only a few months previous. for 500, which now falls to the deceased's widow, thus rendering her, to a certain extent, independent of grants from the railway company, or petitions for support of herself and family. This case is in striking contrast with that of the guard, killed a few weeks ago, who, not being insured, left. a wife and family totally unprovided for. Cases like these bring out the advantages to be derived from life imsurance [insurance] ; and we are glad to learn that it is incontemplation [in contemplation] by some railway companies to make it imperative on all their ser- [se- servants] vants [vance] to insure, as the premium is so trifling as not to inconvenience the lowest paid servants, in comparison with the advantages secured in case of Glasgow Herald, Nov. 8th. RECTUORIAL [PECTORAL] ELECTION aT GLascow.-We [Glasgow.-We] (North British Mail) have much satisfaction in stating that the canvass for Lord Palmerston is now progressing most satisfactorily, and that little doubt is entertained of h s triumphant return. The claims of Sheriff Alison, when placed on grounds, must undoubtedly sink into insignificance whem [when] compared with those of the Foreign Secretary. ADMISSION OF ATTORNEYS.-In a list just published by the Incorporated Law Society, the names of 203 articled clerks are inserted who have given notice of their intention to come up for examination in Hilary Term, 1851, prepara [prepared] tory to being to practice as attorneys. Birth. On the 'th inst., at Putney, the Lady Eardley [Early] Wilmot, of a son. PRI [PRO] - HMarriages. [Marriages] On the 13th inst., at the parish church, Bradford, by the Rev. J. Burnett, LL.D., vicar and rural dean, Mr. John Watsen, [Watson] sill mercer, Skipton, to Isabella, only daughter of the late Richard Hargreaves, wine merchant, of this tuwn. [town] On the llth [loth] inst., at the parish church, in this town, Mr. Walter Haigh to Miss Martha Dyson, both of Huddersfield. On the 11th inst., at the parish church, Huddersfield, Mr. John Taylor to Miss Selina Lockwood, both of the same place. On the 10th inst., at the parish church, Huddersfield, Mr. George Byram to Miss Esther Jepson, both of the same place. On the 10th instant, at the parish church, in this town, Mr. George Moore to Miss Mary Ann Spencer, buth [but] of Eluddersfield. [Huddersfield] On the 10th inst., at the parish church, Huddersfield, Mr John Kaye to Miss Jane Wood, beth of this town. On the 10th inst., at the parish church, in this town, Mr. John Cooke to Miss Mary Bailey, both of Huddersfield. On the 10th inst., at the parish church, in this town, Mr. Joseph Pearson to Misa [Miss] Mary Hirst, both of Slaithwaite. On the 10th inst., at the parish church, Huddersfield, Mr. John Savill to Miss Jane Stevenson, both of Longwood. On the 10th inst., at Kirkburton, Mr. Firth Hardy to Miss Hannah Smith, both of Holmfirth. 7 On the 7th inst., at St. John's, Edinburgh, by the Richt [Right] Rev. the Bishop of Edinburgh, Edward Urthoff, [Off] Visa. Knaresborough, Yorkshire, only son of the late Edward Esq., of the Madras Civil Service, to Rebecea, [Reeves] eldest daughter of the late Major William Cunningham, of the Bengal Army. On the 6th inst. at East Parade Chapel, Leeds, by the Rev. EL R. Reynolds, Mr. James Bagshaw, of Dewsbury, ironfounder, [iron founder] to Mrs Jane Hattersley, of Woodhouse. On the 4th inst., at Peter's Church, Bedford, by the Rev. & A Burnaby, rector, the Rev. J. Frederic Harward, [Hard] incumbent of Middleton, Derbyshire, eldest son of the Rev. John Harward, [Hard] vicar of Wirksworth, to Sophia 8S. G. Holder, widow of John Alleyne Holder, Esq., of Lemon Arbor, Barbadoes, [Barbarous] and eldest daughter of Colonel Bush, K.H., inspecting field officer, Leeds. On the 29th ult at the parish church, by the viear [vicar] the Rev. J. B Brodrick, rector of Sneaton, near Whitby. and chaplain to the Duchess of Gordon, to Francis Cooke, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Sharpe, vicar of Doncaster, and canon of York On the 26th ult,, at North Clay, Kent, John Sims Re the English tenor, to Miss Charlotte'Emma Lucombe, [Comber] the brated [rated] soprano. , Deaths. On the 14th inst., suddenly, aged 82 Williams, of Manchester-road, in this tow on-Tees, painter. On the 14th inst., T4 years wi Hirst, tailor, Paddock Betty, widow of Mr. John On Thursday, the 14th instant, at an advanced age, J. Robert. Esq., of Hinchliffe Mill, near Holmfirth. ' On the 13th inst., aged 32 years, Mary Anne, eldest daught [draught] of Thomas Ibbetson. Esq., Bent's Honse, [House] Huddersfield. - On the 12th inst,, aged 5 months, James Edward, son of Mr James North, King's Mills. On the 13th inst., the Rev. Thomas Furbank, Bramley, near years, Mr. Christopher n, formerly of Stockton- [Stocktonincumbent] incumbent of S residence, Hollyville, [Melville] James Buckley, magistrate appoi [appoint] i Saddleworth. He was a liberal man, and hehe [he] tions [tins] have been much indebted to his munificence president of te Mechanics' Mustitution, [Institution] Uppermill [Upper mill] and also of the Branch Bible Society of Saddlew [Saddle] ' ibe [be] Begum Eine [Wine] Ee y ewerth. [weather] He was much and On the 10th inst, at Middleton, aged 87 years, Ogden, well known as a prominent lentor [lent] amongst the dicale [medical] in that neighbourhood The deceased was a man of natural sense, of great mental energy, and of the mest [meat] unftinch- [unflinching- intention] ing courage in the assertion of his political opinions. He wag almost. equally conspicuous amongst the Jacobins of 1792, the radicals of 1816 and 1819. a On the Sth [St] inst., 7 vi x butcher Woot [Wood] 'years, Edwin, son of Mr. James North, On the 8th inst., aged 7s eather [rather] cutter, of New-street, 1 Huddersfield, ME Teak Walton, 1 On the 8th inst., aged 46 ; Thomas George, Esq., Leeds. years, Mr. Sparke [Spark] George, son of On the 8th inst., at Wells, So Eliza Best the late William Burge, Esq. QC. daughter of On the 8th inat., [inst] aged 79 Otley. years, Mr. Thomas Hoyle, Borough- [Borough on] On the 8th inst., aged 68 ears, Mise Elizabeth Thompson's Yard, Westgate, Nazlegrave, [Telegraph] On the 6th inst., in London, havi [have] Mr. Jobn [John] Tur just arrived from India, on the Yor [Or] formerly inspector of the permanent way way. Lancashire and Yorkshire On the 6th inat. [inst] aged Newcastle-on-Tyne, late year Mr. Thomas Hodgson, of of forty years editor of an and fOr [for] upwards