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3 . 'THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1850. THE LATE DISGRACEFUL SQUIBBING NUISANCE. It will be fresh in the recollection of the public of Huddersfield, that some two months ago the walls of our town were placarded by a series of scurrilous per- [personal] -gonal -goal] attacks, arising partly from the animosities engen- [engine- engendered] .dered [deed] by the recent election of Improvement Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners, [sinners] and in other respects taking their origin from - causes best known to the parties, who so far forgot Shemselves [Themselves] as to enter upon so ungenerous and ungen- [engine- gentlemanly] . a warfare. Jn endeavouring to follow the course of events in connection with these proceedings, we shall necessarily be compelled to again bring before the public at least or thiee [three] of these and leave our . readers to judge of the animus which gave rise to their composition, and exercise their own speculation as to their authors. The first hand-bill was issued on the - evening of Saturday, the 14th of September, appearing - an the Sunday morning, and was as follows - 4 copy. The following excellent remarks of that able lawyer, Sergeant Wilkins, are respectfully presented to the in- [inhabitants] habitants of Huddersfield bya [by] ratepayer Any proprietor of a public paper who abuses the liberty of the press by asing [sing] it as an instrument to cnable [cable] him to gratify a natural propensity to defame the character of others, is not worth to live in society -R. Brook, printer, Buxton-road, Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] Alersfield. [Oldfield] Coming under the notice of a third party early on the Saturday evening, the following reply was immediately issued, bearing the imprint of Richard Brook, printer, .Buxton-road, Huddersfield. Pet onal [only] ended following dictates of common sense are comm oun [on] whom they may concern, but particularly to the admirer of Lawyer Wilkins -The magistrate who so far forgets himself as to hear exparte [export] tales in private, and then ascends the bench to carry out his foregone conclusions, is atterly [latter] unworthy of his office, and renders himself a fit object of contempt.-The magistrate who, not content with . committing a prisoner for trial, so far forgets himself as to write privately to the judge to ensure that prisoner's con- [conviction] viction [fiction] and punishment, deserves to be spoken of as the judge froin [from] the judgment-seat at York spoxe [spoke] of one of our uddersfield [Huddersfield] justices.-The man who would curb the liberty of the press, by representing proper comments on 'the actions of public men as efforts to defame private character, has the same notions of free discussion as the Huddersfield justice who at a recent meeting of one of our public bodies charitably proposed to hang the reporters. -R. Brook, printer, Buxton Road, Huddersfield. Denying the paternity either in reference to the com- [composition] 'position or printing of this production, Mr. Brook insti- [inst- instituted] tuted [tute] inquiries on the Monday morning, which induced &im to suspect that the bill had been issued from the office of Mr. Benjamin Brown, Market-place, and in jus- [us- justification] tification [notification] of himself, he posted the subjoined bill - a Vile Forgery.-On Sunday morning, September 15th, [the] a - placard was extensively posted in this town, headed The owing dictates of common sense, which placard had my name upon it as printer. Now, I hereby declare that I never printed such placard, nor was it printed at my office, nor did I ever see or hear of it till last Sunday morning, 'when I saw it posted on the walls. Richard Brook.-Men of Huddersfield, like most other towns, I suppose, we have had our local disputes. These disputes have frequently carried individuals beyond the bounds of common prudence or discretion. On some of these occasions papers, bills, and the like, have been published, of so virulent and per- [personal] sonal [tonal] a character that the printer dared not to affix his nate at the bottom, in accordance with the requirements of the law; but never until now have we witnessed the cowardly and dastardly meanncss [means] of one printer publishing an attack upon private character, and sending it forth to the world with a forgery (for it can be called nothing else) of another printer's name at the bottom. What are we to - gee next -R. Brook, printer, 26, Buxton-road, Hudders- [Udders- Huddersfield] field. Fo which the following rejoinder was published on the same day - A COPY. Slander -To the Public.-A report having been most industriously circulated that a certain hand-vill [hand-bill] bearing the name of Mr. Richard Brook, of Buxton-road, as printer, and which has been designated a Vile Forgery, has been printed at my establishment, I deem it necessary to give that report a flat contradiction. With the bi l in question have had nothing to do, either directly or indirectly. The first time I saw it was late on Sunday afternoon. This znerning [concerning] (Monday) I was waited upon by Mr. Richard Brook, who at once charged me with having printed it, This charge I emphatically denied and in answer to his request for permission to examine my printing-office, I gave 'puch [such] permission without hesitation. Mr. Brook proceeded up into the office, taking with him his son and a journey- [journey] mien printer whom he employs. When there these parties pretended to make certain discoveries. Fortunately there were other parties present who also saw this pretended '4 evidence, and who will be able to depose to the nature of that evidence, and reasonable men will judge of its worth when it comes legitimately before them. Numerous parties have seen that evidence since Mr. Brook left the premises -disinterested parties, and persons as competent to judge -as Mr. Brook or his journeyman. That evidence is still in my possession, and will be produced, to the discomfiture of the slanderers, when opportunity calls for it. In the meantime I give this public and full denial, am ready to meet any charge that may be brought against me, and will take the proper means to vindicate myself, should I be able to fix the slander upon any party. Benjamin Brown, Huddersfield, September 16th, [the] 1850.-Printed [W.-Printed] by B. Brown, Market-place Corner, Huddersfield. ft is unnecessary for us to quote further these an- [announcement] mouncements, [monuments] which continued to be posted for some diays [days] longer. The matter assumed a character which seemed to render legal investigation necessary, and such information was obtained as to lead to an applica- [applicant- application] 'tien [ten] to the Attorney-General for his sanction to prose cute Mr. Brown, under the 2nd and 8rd [ord] Vict., [Vice] c. 12 and 24, for illegally printing a hand-bill without attaching bis imprint, and in reply to which application, the fol- [following] lowing certificate was returned - This is to certify that I have given my consent to Richard Brook, of Huddersfield, printer, bookseller, and stationer, to proceed against Benjamin Brown, of Huddersfield, printer and stationer, before a Justice of the Peace, to reco- [recon- recover] 'ver [Rev] two 5 penalties, under the 2nd and 3rd Vic., ce 12, for having printed two placards without having affixed his ame me] and usual place of abode or business thereon. (Signed) JouN [John] RoMILLy, [Reilly] Attorney-General. Lincoln Inn, 24th October, 1850. These preliminary proceedings being completed, the case was brought before J. Armitage and W. W. Battye, Esgqrs., [Esquires] the presiding magistrates, at the Guildhall, on Tuesday last, and created an intense excitement. The prosecution was conducted by Mr. Roberts, of Manches [Manchester] ter, te] with Mr. John Clay; Mr. C. S. Floyd, with Messrs. J. Hellawell and W. Dransfield, appearing for the defence. The defendant declining to appear in person, the serving of the summons was sworn to, after which the information was read, setting forth that Richard Brook, of Huddersfield, stationer and printer, on behalf and in the name of her Attorney-General, had in- [informed] formed one of her Majesty's Justices of the Peace, That, Benjamin Brown, of Huddersfield, aforesaid, in the riding aforesaid, printer, within the space of three calendar months now last past, that is to say, on the fourteenth day of September, in the fourteenth year of our said Lady the ' Queen, at Huddersfield aforesaid, in the Riding aforesaid, did print two papers, which said papers were meant to be published and dispersed, each printed on one side only, and each consisting of one leaf only, in the words and figures following, that is to say,- [say] The following dictates of common-sense are recommended to ali whom they may concern, but particularly to the admirer of Lawyer Wilkins. The magistrate who so far forgets himself as te hear oxparte [Bonaparte] tales in private and then asccnds [seconds] the bench to carry out his foregone conclusions is utterly unworthy of his office, and renders himself a fit object of contempt. The magia- [Maria- magistrate] itrate [rate] who, not content with committing a prisoner for trial, g0 far forgets himself as to write privately to the Judge to ensure that prisoner's conviction and punishment, deserves to be spoken of as th Judge from the judgment-seat at York spoke fof [of] one of our Huddersfield Justiccs.-The [Justice.-The] man who would curb the liberty of the press, by representiug [representing] proper comments on the actions of public men as efforts to defame private character, has the aame [same] notions of free discussion as the Huddersfield Justice awho, [who] ata [at] recent meeting of one of our public bodies, charitabiy [charity] Proposed to Hang the reporters. R Brook, printer. Buxtou- [Buxton- Troubadour] road, Huddersfield. And the said Richard Brook, on behalf of and in the name of her Majesty's Attorney-General, in that part of Great Britain called England, further giveth me, the said Justice, to understand and be informed that, at the time of Peeing the said printed papers as aforesaid, there was not 'prin [pain] upon the front of each of the papers respectively tke [the] name of the person who printed the same, or the name the usual place of abode or business of the person who Printed the same, according to the form of the statute in such vase made and provided, contrary to the form of the statute in such casc [case] made and provided. Wherceby [Hereby] and by force of the statute, the said Benjamin Brown has forfeited and become liable to pay for his said offence a sum not more than five pounds for each of the papers so printed as aforesaid. During the reading of this summons by the Clerk of the Court, it was discovered that the words of one had been omitied [omitted] before of our Huddersfield justices, in the copy of the bill it contained, and which in consequence gave a very different and much more objectionable Meaning to the sentence. The imputation which it was thus made to convey on the whole of the Huddersfield magistrates was warmly repudiated by the defendant's attorney, and at the request of the prosecutor's legal adviser, the words omitted were inserted with the sanc- [san- sanction] 'tion [ion] of the bench. Mr. Floyd then declined to plead uxtil [until] the prosecution fairly put themselves into court, and declared who the prosecutor, in this case, was. In consequence of which objection, Mr. Roberts here handed in the certificate above quoted, -and intimated that he appeared on behalf of the com- [complainant] plsinant, [pleasant] Mr. Richard Brook, by the sanction of her Majesty's Attorney-General. Mr. FLoyp [Floyd] again rose to take an objection based on . the 2 and 3 Victoria s. 4, c. 12., and proceeded to argue - that the action in this case must be brought in the name or on behalf of, and not merely by the permission, of the Attorney-General, who had no authority to delegate to another that which by act of parliament devolved upon ' lf to do, and therefore he (Mr. Floyd) contended that they (the defendant) knew no such complainant to court as Mr. Richard Brook. A common in- [income] ormer [order] might convey such information to her Majesty's Attorney-General as would lead to the prosecution of She party nae whom he informs but such common 'atte [ate] co fn be the prosecutor, however much Tney- seneral [They- general] might have delegated his sanction; for auch [such] a proceeding. In the course of his argument the learned gentleman cited several authorities in support af the line of argument he had adopted and submitted 'that the bench could not proceed. Mr, followed in support of the objection, and referred to the proceedings of the higher courts, where the 2 and 3 Vict. [Vice] prevented any common informer from sueing, [seeing] and ren it necessary that the express wording of any information of this character must be in the name of her Majesty's Attorney or Solicitor- [Solicitor general] General, from which he contended that the present case could not proceed. Mr. Roserts, [Roberts] in reply, argued that if they had the Attorney.General's sanction to prosecute in this case, nothing more could be required. But to come to the objection itself, he believed there was no force at all in it. The act did not say that the proceedings shall be commenced by the Attorney-general, but that authority shall be given to a person in the name of the Attorney- [Attorney general] General to procaine. sok [so] oes [ors] not. Mr The words It shall not be lawful for & person to do so and so unless he shall do so and so, mean neither more nor less than that if he does so and so it shall be lawful for him to do so and so. Not only were they right in the course they had adopted, but they would have been wrong to have followed that suggested by his learned friend. The Act of Parliament was clear enough-that the person, the common in- [informer] former, who had hitherto sued in his own name, must now sue in the name of the Attorney-General,-and the complainant in the present case having obtained the consent of Sir John Romilly, [Reilly] nothing further could be requisite. Mr. Cuay [Clay] briefly supported the argument, after which Mr. FLoyp [Floyd] replied, and said that the evident inference of the act of parliament was that actions of this charac- [character- character] ter [te] must be in the name of, and for the Attorney- [Attorney general] General, and not in the name of a common informer by the permission of the Attorney-General. The decided that the objection must be over- [overruled] ruled, on which Mr. FLoyp [Floyd] again rose, and objected to the wording of the information, which went for cumulative penalties, con- [contrary] trary [Tracy] to the 10th and 11th Vic., sec. 10, chap. 43. This act of parliament says there shall only be one offence and one matter of complaint brought in one informa- [inform- information] tion, [ion] but in this information there were two bills alleged to have been printed by the defendant, each liable to be matter of separate complaint and separate penalty; and, therefore, to go for them both in one information was to go for cumulative penalties contrary to the act of parliament. Mr. Roserts [Roberts] in reply denied that the information went for two offences-it was simply one offence-the printing of a hand-bill without affixing a proper imprint, but the penalty for each copy of such bill. though con- [constituting] stituting [stating] but one offence, was 5 in each case. Mr. Cuay [Clay] followed in the same argument, and sub- [submitted] mitted [fitted] that the printing constituted the offence, but the penalty was increased by the number of copies printed. After a short consultation, this objection was also overruled, and Mr. Roberts then proceeded to open the case, briefly re- [remarking] marking that this was no contest either with the press or with the liberty of the press; neither did they seek to in- [interfere] terfere [interfere] with Mr. Brown's right tocomment [to comment] as to make imputations as gross as he might think fit, all they said was, that whatever comments or imputations he made, he should take the responsibility upon himself, and not endeavour to throw it upon another, otherwise no man's reputation would remain safe. On the Satur- [Star- Saturday] day following the election of Improvement Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners, [sinners] a letter appeared in the columns of the Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield [Huddersfield] Chronicle, containing imputations upon some- [somebody] body, in consequence of which Mr. Brook was requested to publish in answer to this letter a certain placard, which was posted by a person named North about eight o'clock on Saturday night the 14th of September. During the same evening, as though to add insult to in- [injury] jury, the bill now complained of, was not only generally posted, but one was afiixed [fixed] close to Mr. Brook's house, bearing Mr. Brook's imprint. The complainant then used every means to clear his reputation from a charge of having printed this bill, and on the Monday morning following, about eight o'clock, before printers usually begin their work on Mondays, he proceeded with his son and his journeyman, named Davies, to Mr. Brown's office, and having obtained permission of Mr. Brown, they went up stairs, where they found a jour- [our- journeyman] neyman [Newman] distributing type. On examining the tympan, his client, his client's son, and Davies, saw an impres- [impress- impression] sion of the words Common sense, Hang the report- [reporters] ers, [es, R. Brook, and two or three other words. The son began to examine the rule drawer, and found a rule with certain indentations and damages, identical with the one in the bill. Besides this they found a letter M damaged in a peculiar way, precisely in the same part as the one in the bill. During this time Brown's brother was distributing type, and his (Mr. client got hold of some portion of that which had printed the hand-bill in question, which was wet as if recently cleaned, the other being dusty as if it had not been used for some time. On being requested to permit Mr. Brook to take possession of these things, Mr. Brown refused. The learned gentleman then proceeded to draw the attention of the bench to a number of bills printed by Mr. Brown prior and subsequently to the date named, wherein all these peculiarities of damaged letters would be found, and the same rule, with a por- [or- portion] tion [ion] of the damaged end cut off. There was another circumstance on which he relied, which was that a light was observed in Mr. Brown's office, late on Saturday night-a thing quite unusual. In addition to these facts, there was in this bill three kinds of types, which were not only not possessed by his client, but could not be found in any office in Huddersfield except Mr. Brown's. After directing the attention of the bench to an E and 8, which were damaged in a particular man- [manner] ner, [ne] and found in the bill in question, as well as in others from Mr. Brown's establishment, and referring to the law upon the question at issue, Mr. Roberts sub- [submitted] mitted [fitted] that if he substantiated these facts, the com- [complainant] plainant [plain ant] would fairly be in a position to claim a conviction. Mr. Richard Brook was then sworn, and said he recollected printing a hand-bill on Saturday, the 14th of September. He gave it into the hands of North, the poster, to post, about eight o'clock the same night. On the Sunday morning he observed another hand-bill posted over the first one, close to his door. This bill, though bearing his signature, had not been printed by him, nor did it contain his sentiments with regard to the magistracy. He recollected perfectly well going to Mr. Brown's shop on the Monday morning, along with his son and journeyman. It would be between eight and nine o'clock, There wasa [was] person distributing types whom they said was Mr. Brown's brother. On going to the press, and examining the tympan, they saw dis- [distinctly] tinctly [directly] the words Common Sense, Hang the Repor- [Report- Reporters] ters, [tees, and Brook, printer, Buxton-road. He was certain about Brook, printer. His son then went to the letter-rack, and picked out the words Common Sense, which were rather wet and quite clean, the others being very dusty. They afterwards found a damaged letter M, which precisely agreed with the letter M in the words Common Sense. He also saw a rule which had been used in printing the bill. Several bills printed by Mr. Brown were ere handed to the witness, and his attention directed to particular letters, on a comparison of which he pronounced them to be the same as employed in the bill now in dispute. The witness underwent a severe and protracted cross- [crossexamination] examination by Mr. FLoyp, [Floyd] in the course of which he said he had been a printer for about seven years, having previously been a tailor, cotton-spinner, and shopkeeper. Since he had been a bookseller he had become familiar with Dr. Torrens. He was not himself Dr. Torrens. He had printed a book called Old Moore's Almanac. The almanac here referred to is merely a puff of Dr. Torrens's Pills. This book contained some of his sen- [sentiments] timents. [sentiments] The following were his sentimeats [sentiments] - Foois, [Foods] SLAVES, AND BLOCKHEADS.-The farmers of England quietly give up a tenth of their crops to the parsons, and are compelled to sell the remaining nine- [nineteen] tenths at the same prices as the farmers of other countries, who pay no tithes, nor half the rent and taxes which they do. Verily they are a patient race Job was a fool to them He would not say the following was, it was a mere question - QurstTion.- [Question.- Question] What greater right has a lord, duke, or sguire, [square] to call the land his own property, than he has to call the sunshine and air his own property He denied answering the question whether the following were his sentiments - The time is now coming on-nay, it has indeed begun- [begun when] when that important body, the working classes, will begin to enjoy the fruits of their labour without having to submit to such enormous plunder from those who do not work. The idlers, oppressors, and blood-suckers, are now falling out amongst themselves, and we all know the proverb, rogues fall out honest men come at their due. Let the working men only make a proper use of the oppor- [upper- opportunity] tunity [unity] now afforded them, and he will not have to sing, There's a good time coming, wait a little longer but he will find a good time come. Let him use all diligence to obtain sound political knowledge, and in order to assist him in obtaining this knowledge he must purchase two little books called Politics for Workers, one penny each, which may be had of the person who sells this almanack. [almanac] He did think that if a magistrate so far forgot himself as was stated in the bill, he deserved all that was there said. He did not think it would be charitable to hang the reporter. He considered the second placard to be an answer to the first. It was unusual for printers to work late on a Saturday night. Mr. Brown willingly allowed him to examine the premises. He saw the words Common Sense and Brook, Buxton-road, on the tympan. When he had seen the words common sense, the letter M, and the rule, he thought he had seen sufficient. Mr. Brown refused to let him take the letter and rule away with him. He did not think such a request unreasonable, If any one had charged him with an offence and he had been innocent, he would have let them take the articles away. He received orders to post the bill late. He charged Mr. Brown ' with printing the bill, which Mr- [Brown] Brown denied. Mr. Joseph Shaw was there, and on being asked if he could not see the marks on the tympan, he said No. He generally took possession of the keys of his own office, but he did not recollect doing so on that Saturday night. A person might have got the keys and going into the office, printed any thing without his knowledge,- [knowledge] though gach [each] proceeding was very unlikely, Re-examined by Mr. Roperts [Roberts He never authorised Mr. Brown or any body else to print this bill, or to use his imprint. He had ng rule iu his office damaged in the same way as the one in the. bill. He had been to every office in the town since he had been to Mr. Brown's, and found that they had not type which would print this bill. It being now past four o'clock, and there being up- [upwards] wards of twenty witnesses to examine, the case was adjourned to this day (Saturday) fortnight. - The court was crowded during the examination, and the greatest excitement appeared to prevail. GRAND MUSICAL FESTIVAL. AT KIRKHEATON. Tt has often been said that Englishmen as a nation, know little of the great mysteries and influences of music, beyond the simple melody-the rich old ballad sung, in days of yore, in good old ancient times when they loved to sit at ease, and hear the lusty echoings [Etchings] of English legendary, or martial song, and we presume that the very fact that this idea has become so patent, is an assump- [assume- assumption] tion [ion] of its accura y,-an [accuracy y,-an] evidence that in this department of educaticu, [education] our continental neighbours, and especially our German cousins, take a high precedence. No doubt in this love of particular self-depreciation, though in the whole an Englishman thinks himself fault- [faultless] less, which seems in all times to have been c istic [is tic] of our countrymen, our nationality of song-if ever we had any-our appreciation of great. compositions has been cur- [curtailed] tailed here and there by every generous critic, until we have dwindled down to the veriest musical shadows, but casting now and then a sorry outline upon the broad face of human society. So continuously has this dirge been chaunted [haunted] in our ears, that it has ultimately been accepted asa t fact. There have been times, however, when we thought otherwise. There were hours when .the great melodies of nature swept in the rushing wind, or fell in dew drops from the soft breeze of summer- [summer when] when the booming war of storm and tempest, or the still deep utterances of the midnight calm and solitude broke upon the ear, and echoed back in from hill and valley, in which we thought, a milder might have come upon us. There have been fleeting moments, when the songs of childhood have been heard rising from home hearths, or the sadness of affection floating towards heaven in some sweet air that has come to us through long years, when we thought that this wholesale anathema might be too sweeping. And we remember well, when the ing melodies and harmonies of our cathedral music ave burst upon us-with an almost overwhelming power, we knew not how or whence-the times when we have thought that, after all, there were yet some sparks of a soul for music, whose faint flickerings [flickering] fluttered in tho English heart. There is no soul without a touch of these great things that livesonward, [lives onward] from the first light that flashed upon its birth, to that with which it passed away from amongst the world untuned-with [intend-with] no chord of harmony vibrating in those mysterious moments of its existence, when nature speaks in the great music language of the world, and comes alike to all hearts and all tongues. We confess that these more potent tones drawn from nature do not fall with like in- [influences] fluences [influences] upon all-there are those who are seldom touched with these things, and yet who love to hear the music of the soul, when speaking through it songs, and hymns, and hallelujahs. It is to this department we wish to gather round the bulk of this great people, and, edu- [ed- educating] cating [acting] them in its influences, scatter them again upon the face of every-day life. Within the last few years the history of music will present a rapid progress in improvement. it is, indeed, an out-ot-the-way corner that has not now its choral society or amateur philharmonic society; and, in claiming for our own locality a marked pre-eminence, we feel some pride in doing so. It has done much in the diffusion of a higher and better class of music, and, as a means towards this urpose, [purpose] we may recognise the musical festival held at the Kir [Kirk] heaton [Heaton] Parish Church, on Wednesday morning last. The arrangements for this event were not so complete as they might have been, and the building itself appeared to us unsuited for vocal performances. It was evidently with great difficulty that the higher notes could be obtained clear and melodious. The solo performers for the occasion were Miss M. Williams, Mrs. Sunderland, Mr. Lockey, and Mr. Machin, all of whom were in excellent voice, though the latter was evidently suffering from a slight cold. The choruses to our mind were frequently oppressive from their excessive noise, and at times lost all harmony and sweet- [sweetness] ness amid the almost military clash of drmus [drums] and clangour of trumpets, with faulty, and violent instrumentation. 'Many of the choruses, however, were exceedingly well sung,-as Kent's fine composition, Oh, that I had wings Handel's ' Q [CQ] Lord, in thee I have truested, [trusted, To dust his glory they would tread, O fatal day how, low the mighty lie, and some portions of the grand chorus, 'The Lord shall reign for ever and ever, -though none of them would have suffered from being less noisy. On many occasions the instrumentalists displayed great execution and sweet- [sweetness] ness. At the risk of being considered hypercritical, we think the programme might in one or two selections have been improved. The opening chorus from Luther, All le that on earth do dwell, went very well; and Kent's beautiful duetts, [duets] Hear my prayer, O God, and that I had wings, were very happily rendered by Miss Williams and Mrs. Sunderland. Mr. Machin gave the air from Haydn's in foaming billows, with much sweetness, es- [especially] pecially [specially] the two last lines. The rendering of Haydn's splendid air, With verdure clad, by Mrs. Sunderland, was one of her most admirable specimens of vocalisation, and the passage Here shoots the healing plant was sung with an exquisite sweetness and feeling. Mrs. Sunderland has certainly made this air peculiarly her own, and we know not of any English soprano who could give it with such masterly effect and feeling. Mr. Lockey was not less suc- [such- successful] cessful [useful] 'In splendour bright, one of Haydn's best recita- [recital- recitatives] tives, [lives] and always given by Mr. Lockey with a rich fullness and beauty of tone. We have seldom listened to a sweeter passage than the one- [one with] With softer beams and milder light Steps on the silver moon through silent night ; and indeed the whole of the remaining portions of the recitative were equally good. The mellow round voice ot Miss Williams heard remarkably well in Mozart's air O Lamb of God and Haydn's quartette, [quarter] Lo my shepherd is divine was prettily sung by Miss Castle, Mrs, L. Peace, Messrs. Netherwood and Hurst. O Lord have mercy, was one of Mr. Machin's best efforts. The solos of O Lord in thee have I trusted, were beautifully sung by Miss Williams, and the trio Lift thine eyesto [eyes to] from Mendelssohn, by Mrs. Sunderland, Miss Wood, and Miss Williams, was very sweet; but we never hear this trio detached from the oratorio itself, with much pleasure, and as a selection it loses much of its beauty. e come now to the fine recita- [recital- recitative] tive [tie] And God created man, and air 'In native worth, given by Mr. Lockey. A more brilliant, rich, sweet, and nobly sung air we have seldom listened to. The three lines Her softly smiling virgin looks, Of flow'ry spring the mirror, Bespeak him love, and joy, and bliss- [bliss were] were a perfect gem, and will not soon be forgotten. The second part opened with the German national hymn 'Lord of heaven and earth and ocean, which was well given. Mr. Lockey rendered with great pathos and feeling the touching lamentation Total eclipse, and re- [repeated] peated [Peate] it by request. The fine contralto organ of Miss Williams was heard to great advantage in the air Return O God of Hosts, which was listened to in profound silence, and when she sat down the audience were with difficulty restrained from a spontaneous burst of applause. The duett [duty] from Sphor, [Sophie] Forsake me not in this dread hour, by Mrs. Sunderland and Mr. Lockey, was deserving of especial notice. The organ accompaniment to this duett [duty] did not to us appear at all appropriate, and would have been much better committed to the band. In the air In sweetest harmony they lived, Mrs. Sunderland poured forth a melodious and marvellous flood of tone and feeling which left nothing to be desired. It will not be necessary to notice more than the sweet air from Mendelssohn by Miss Williams, O rest in the Lord, which was one of the sweetest airs of the festival, and was de- [deservedly] servedly [served] repeated. We must now close our notice. The attendance was numerous and highly fashionable. We understand that the receipts for the concert would clear the expenses, and that the subscriptions obtained will amount to 200, which sum is to be appropriated towards liquidating the debt on the Church School-buildings. en EMBEZZLING WOOLLEN WASTE. A serious charge of embezzlement of woollen waste was on Saturday last preferred against Noah Taylor, Thomas Hinchliffe, Edwin Hinchliffe, George Hinchliffe, and Joseph Hinchliffe, of Honley Mill, at the Guildhall, before Joseph Starkey, Jose Brook, and George Esqrs., [Esquires] by Jobn [John] Henry isaye, [issue] theinspector [the inspector] under the Manufacturers, Protection Association. The information charged the de- [defendants] fendants [defendant] with having in their possession a quantity of woollen waste, of not less than 800Tb [tb] weight. It appears that Kaye, the inspector, along with John Earnshaw and Constable Taylor, went to Honley Mill on the 25th of October, and requested to look ovur [our] the mill, to examine the waste. They were allowed to do so, and on proceeding up stairs into the spinning room, they observed a temporary shielding or wooden partition, and on examining behind it they found a large quantity of waste, which excited their suspicions, and induced them to institute a more minute search Mr. Joseph Hinchliffe was present, and requesting that the waste might remain undisturbed, Kaye and his companions proceeded down stairs, and after finding quan- [quay- quantities] tities [cities] of copings and other materials, in various parts of the mills, they returned, and were surprised to discover that the whole of the material had been removed. Re- [Remonstrating] monstrating [demonstrating] against this proceeding, Kaye demanded where the material was, and not receiving a satisfactory answer, he took possession of all that he could meet with, and summoned the parties before the bench, that the matter might be thoroughly investigated. It was mutually agreed that examination should in the first instance only proceed against Mr. Joseph Hinchliffe. The prosecution was conducted by Mr. Floyd and Mr Clay, and defended by Mr. Roberts, of Manchester. In opening the case, Mr. Floyd referred to an objection which might be taken by the defendants, that the inspector had entered their premises without a warrant, without therefore any legal authority, and quoted the decision of Chief-Justice Tindal in the case of Davies and Neil, to show that the jurisdiction of the magistrates was not to take cognizance of the mode of proceeding through which spch [such] cases were brought before them, but to judge of the charge as it appeared in evidence and decide accordingly, and therefore, in this case, though there might have been an entry effected without any legal authority, the only question before the bench was, to be satisfied that the detendant [defendant] had come honestly into the possession of the waste found upon his premises. .. r. Roberts in reply said, that though the decision of Lord Chief Justice Tindal prevented him taking an objec- [object- objection] tion [ion] on this point, there was another objection to which this decision did not refer. The Act of Parliament requires that before they shall come before a magistrate there shall be an information on oath hy a credible witness before two of her Majesty's justices of the peace, and on that informa. [inform] tion [ion] on oath the magistrates are empowered to grant a search-warrant. The learned gentleman then proceeded to cite authorities that the forms of proceedings in all cases of this character were essential to their r prosecution, and their neglect at once fatal, and concluded by saying, that if the prosecution could show that there was an information on oath by a credible person before two witnesses, then he was out of cout, [court] but until they did show that, he contended that the bench had no jurisdiction. Mr, Floyd replied, and the objection was overruled. The first witness examined was John Henry Kaya, woollen inspector, who said that on the 85th of October he went to Honley Mill in company with Earnshaw and Con- [Con] Joseph Hinchliffe on entering the ently [gently] all partners. He told them their mill, to which stable Taylor. He works, and subsequently all the par he had called to look over the waste in . they madeno [made] objection. They then proceeded up a flight of steps to the top room, and in front of the entrance the found a temporary boarding or shelving. On looking behind it they found a quantity of woollen waste of all colours and descriptions. He then wished the parties who were resent to allow the waste to remain un until he Fsoked [Asked] over the other parts of the mill. They promised to He then went down stairs, and, in a room near the engine-house, the next thing that attracted his attention were a quantity of nippings shipping and bits, about 20lbe. [lbw] in weight. In a room below this, he also found some brown runnings running] off, in an old billygate billy gate] also, from 15 to 20 pounds of black of fetlings, [feelings, and a lot of grey and black copings. On proceeding to the small wheel, near the engine-house, he found two sheets of willow locks and shoddy, weighing from-42 to 56 pounds. In the engine-house there were three or four sheets of willow locks and shoddy, part of which were described by the witness as thorough willow locks, and the other as wil- [willow] low locks and shoddy mixed. In the engine roof they found a small bundle of white nippings. [shipping] Joseph Hinch- [Hinchliffe] liffe [life] and the other partners said these articles belonged to their customers. From witness's own experience, he knew it was not customary for customers to leave waste in this way. He then returned to the top room and discovered that the waste he had left there a few minutes before was gone, with the exception of a few short bits, and, turning to the stove, he saw a quantity of waste burning. He secured what he could, and though he could uot [not] swear it was the same, he believed it was. George Hinchliffe brought home invoices to show that the firm had been in the habit of purchasing wool. Scveral [Several] samples of the waste were here examined, some of which were of very un- [unusual] usual combinations The total amount of waste seized was 914 pounds, the amount sworn to 800 pounds. . The witness then underwent a very severe and searching cross-examination by Mr. Roberts, but without at all shaking his evidence, during which he said he had no interest in the result of this case, as his remuneration was by yearly salary. Mr. Roberts, put a series of questions, to show that a considerable portion of the waste seized was made of teasing muck, but Kaye denied that they made much teasing muck at Honley Mill. He strongly suspected that the articles were purloined, or the defen- [defend- defendants] dants [dance] would have been able to find invuices [Invoices] fora consider- [considerable] able quantity. Mr. Roberts was here about to put in a number of in- [invoices] voices of wool purchased of Hinchliffe, Brothers, when Mr. Floyd objected, unless the representatives of those firms were to be called. After a short consultation, the bench refused to accept the invoices as evidence. i John Earnshaw and Taylor were then examined, and corroborated the whole of Kaye's statements Mr. James Brook, manufacturer, of Bridge Mill, near Holmfirth, proved that it was customary to have all the waste returned when goods were sent to scribble. In his cross-examination, he admitted that there were some por- [or- portions] tions [tins] of waste which it was not necessary to return. Thos. P. Crosland, Esq., partner in the firm of George Crosland and Sons, said that where a mill did country work they would not be allowed to keep such specimens of waste as those produced by Kaye. There was no teasing muck in nippings, [shipping] willow locxs, [locks] and engine turnings before him. He estimated the value of these things at from 10d. to 1s. per pound, The waste was worth about as much as the scribbling, and therefore if it was not returned it was clear the seribbler [scribbler] would be paid twice over. In his cross-exa- [cross-ex- examination] mination [nomination] he admitted that manufacturers had a right to keep these goods in every part of his factory, but it was absurd to sup) that a house doing country work should be allowed to do so. Mr. John Taylor, manufacturer, Honley, said he had been in the habit of doing business at the defendant's mill, and always expected to have his waste back again. He had on one occasion sent a parcel to the Bank-mill at Honley, and another to Hinchliffe Brothers, and on com- [comparing] paring them when returned he found the one from Bank- [Bank mill] mill much superior in weight, and thus his suspicions had first been created. It appeared that witness had been in- [induced] duced [duce] to sign a paper, after refusing two or three times, urporting [purporting] that he knew of waste belonging to him at Hinchliffo's [Hinchliffe's] mill, on the 26th of October. The other witnesses examined were Benjamin Bray, Mr. George Lodge, Mr. John Woodhead, and Mr. Mellor, whose evidence chiefly went to show the customs of the trade in these matters. Mr. Roberts addressed the bench in an exccllent [excellent] speech, but failed to invalidate the evidence above given. Mr. Thomas Brooke, jun., Honley, was called to prove that it was not customary to return certain kinds of waste, but he would not swear that it was of that kind produced in court, and his evidence did not tend to contradict that of the previous witness. William Butterfield, who had been in the employ of the defendants, and accustomed to pick out the teasing muck, but when requested by Mr. Floyd to pick out any teasing muck in the samples before him, gave up the attempt as quite hopeless. Samuel Marsden, another servant who was present in the room with Kaye, said that the waste found burning in the stove was only heavy stuff. Mr. Parkin, of the firm of Parkin, Brothers, said they done business with the defendants, and had always been satisfied with the waste returned. Allan Hiley, a workman in the employ of Messrs. Hinch- [Hinchliffe] lifte, [life] and Charles Hirst, woolstapler, [wool stapler] Huddersfield, were then examined, the latter of whom spoke to having sold parcels of wool to Messrs. Hinchliffe, but not more than 706 in one year. This concluded the examination of witnesses. The bench then retired for time, and on returning said that they were satisfied that Joseph Hinchliffe was guilty, and they should therefore inflict the full penalty of 20. Mr. Floyd intimated his intention of proceeding against the defendants separately, but after a conference with the bench and Mr. Roberts, he agreed to proceed no further. The court rose about seven o'clock. Wistrict [District] Wels. [Wells] HONLEY. ASSOCIATION FOR IMPROVING THE BREED oF Pics.--- [Pics] The first annual show of the Honley Association for Im- [In- Improving] proving the Breed of Pigs was held last Saturday, in Mr. Norcliffe's Croft, Bottom o' th' gate. As the socicty [society] has only been established within the past month, its most sanguine friends did not anticipate a very superior show, and were agreeably surprised in finding the entries of stock so excellent both in reference to quantity and quality. The absurd and monstrous idea so indus- [industriously] triously [seriously] circulated, by some designing fellow, that the show was a mere trap for lowering wages, unfortunately gained too much credence, and many excellent pigs were not shown on this account. The whole of class three, exhibited very superior pigs, and in the other classes there were many good average animals. The extra stock was principally from the stores of Mr. Mallinson of Thickhollins, [Collins] and was yery [very] much admired. John Mallinson, Esq., Thickhollins, [Collins] and Mr. T. Wigney, [Wine] of Huddersfield, acted as judges, and awarded the following prizes - LIST OF PRIZES. STOCK SHOWN BY WORKING MEN. Crass 1.- Pigs under Six Months old For the best pig, 15s. second, 10s. third, 5s. 1st, Jabez Eastwood, Moorbottom 2nd, Charles Carter, Hon- [Honley] ley 38rd, George Whitehead, Smithy-place.-Commended, Charles Carter. Thirsting and James Oldham, Gynn-lane. Ciass [Class] 2.-Pigs under Nine Months old. For the best pig, 15s.; [1st] second, 10s. third, 5s. Ist, [Its] Benjamin Sanderson, Honley; 2nd, George Mallinson, Honley 3rd, Joseph Taylor, Honley-Mvor. [Honley-Moor] Cuass [Class] 3.-Pigs of any age. For the best pig, 1 second, lis. [is] third, 10s. fourth, 5s. Ist, [Its] James Dodson, Honley 2nd, Joseph Thornton, Honley 8rd, [ord] William Haigh, Honley Moor 4th, Benjamin Donkersley, Honley.-Commended, John Shaw, Honley ; and Joseph Haigh, Thirsting. In the evening the members and friends of the asso- [ass- association] ciation, [cation] sat down to a bountiful and excellent dinner, served up with great taste by the worthy hostess of the Coach and Horses. Covers were laid for about 30, and ample justice was done both to the substantials [substantial] and delicacies provided for the occasion. After the removal of the cloth, Mr. James Robinson, the president was called to the chair, and Mr. Charles Walker to the vice chair. The chairman was supported on his right by John Mallinson, Esq., and on his left. by W. Dransfield, Esq., and John Robinson, Esq. The usual loyal toasts of The Queen, Prince Albert and the Royal Family, were drunk with honours. Mr. Joun [John] Rosryson, [Rosary] in proposing Success to the Honley Association for Im- [In- Improving] proving the Breeds of Pigs, said he was sure there was but one feeling in his mind, with regard to this senti- [sent- sentiment] timent, [sentiment] and that was success to the Association. He ever felt a deep and profound interest in anything having for its object the promotion of the wel- [well- welfare] fare of the working classes, and believing that asso- [ass- associations] ciations [association] of tiis [ties] character, would be the medium through which great benefit would be derived, he at once gave them his hearty concurrence and support. (Cheers.) The toast was drunk with three times three.- The President was given in a complimentary speech by Mr. W. DRANSFIELD, who in the course of his observations referred to the beneficial results which would necessarily ensue from the more general breeding of pigs amongst the working classes. They might be satisfied, said he, whenever they found a working man keeping a good store-that that man was frugal and industrious, and preferred laying out his money on that which would bring him a return in the shape of good bacon for winter time, tospending [to spending] it in extravagant and demoraliz- [demoralised- demoralizing] ing enjoyments. Hehoped [He hoped] that the next year they would have a show in every respect superior to the one they had witnessed that day. (Hear, hear.)-The toast was given with cheers, and briefly responded to by the Chairman.-The other toasts given during the evening were the Successful Candidates, the Unsuccessful Candidates, the Committee, the Judges the Press, the Town and Trade of Honley, and the Ladies. The speaking was interspersed with singing, and the evening was spent very agreeably. Courr [Court] Lerr.-The [Err.-The] Earl of Dartmouth's steward seems determined that the inhabitants resident within the manor of Honley shall enjoy the protection and the privileges which this court was designed to secure to them. At the last court day presentments were made against several of the resident butchers, for nuisances created by killing their sheep, &c., in the streets, and letting the blood, &c., remain to be exhaled into the air, thereby rendering it dangerous to the public health. For these annoyances the parties were amerced in the penalty of 10s. each. Presentments were also made against several other parties for selling slates, flags, and other stones, to parties not resident within the manor, and have been mulcted in the sum of five pounds each. The names of all the offending parties were exhibited at the church doors last Sunday, He Warning to others, and in sccordance [accordance] with the Ww. do so. Exarsition [Exhaustion] CiusB [Circus] ror [or] Hontry.-On [Country.-On] the occasion of the dinner which took place, after the pig shows at Honley, on Saturday last, John Robinson, Esq., said, the should like a club to be establshed [established] in Honley, and hé hoped every working-man would enter it, and save such an amcunt [amount] of money as to enable him to visit the Great Exhibition, which would take place in London next year. As the season is so far advanced, we think the sooner the people of Honley turn their attention to this subject the better; for it is desirable that every working man should see this great exhibition. As there will be cheap trips, the labouring-classes may go and return at a cheap rate, and for a trifle of saving weekly the working-classes may provide for themselves the necessary amount. HOLMFIRTH. DeaTH [Death] OF JoNATHAN [Jonathan] Roserts, [Roberts] Esq.-During the present week the people of Holmfirth have lost an ex- [extensive] tensive manufacturer, through the death of Mr. Jonathan Roberts, late of Hinchliffe Mill. Mr. Roberts rose to wealth through his own industry and frugality; his motto was, waste not want not. In his early career he was considered penurious, but not in the general acceptation of the term-miserly. He has been noticed to pick up cast-away potatoes and cabbage leaves, and to pocket them for his pigs, but we cannot learn that he was ever backward in supporting any cause which tended either to local or public good. Cricker [Cricket] Piayers' [Payers] Assistant.-On Thursday last we were much amused in seeing what we term the cricket players' assistant, in the;cricket field behind the Crown Hotel, Holmfirth. There were some young men play- [playing] ing at cricket, who had for their assistant a dog, his business was to fetch the ball; he seemed to understand his duty well, and fulfilled it with greater dexterity than any of his employers could have done themselves. WESLEYAN MIssiONARY [Missionary] ANNIVERSARY.- [ANNIVERSARY] On Sunday last two sermons were preached in the Wesleyan Metho- [Method- Methodist] dist Chapel, Holmfirth, by the Rev. Mr. Hornby, from Sheffield, in behalf of the Wesleyan Missions. The con- [congregations] gregations [congregations] were not large. The collections for the day amounted to 8.-On Monday last the annual meeting in connection with the above anniversary was held in the same chapel. The proceedings commenced by singing a hymn, after which prayer was offered up by the Rev. T. Hill, supernumerary. Mr. Joseph Butter- [Butterworth] wotth [with] was called to the chair. After the report had been read, the meeting was addressed by the Rev. Mr. Knaggs, from Huddersfeld [Huddersfield] Jushua [Joshua] Moorhouse, Esq., J.P.; Rev. Mr. Frankland Rev. F. A. West, from-mua- [from-ma- Huddersfield] dersfield; [Huddersfield] and the Rev. John Watson, from Leeds. Most of the speakers alluded to the reform movement in condemnatory terms. The collections for Sunday and Monday amounted to 25 and some shillings. Tue ANNIVERSARY OF THE CRICKET CLUB. -The third anniversary of the Holmfirth Cricket players was celebrated on Wednesday last. The day being fine, exercises took place between the Holmfirth and Daltor [Dalton] clubs; and in the evening they, with their friends, a- mounting to upwards of sixty in number, sat down to a very substantial dinner, provided by the host and hostess of the Crown Hotel. After the cloth was drawn, toasts were given, recitations and singing also prevailed till a late hour, when the company broke up, highly satisfied with their evening's enjoyments. KIRKBURTON. OBSTRUCTING THE PuBLIC [Public] HicHway.-On [Highway.-On] Tuesday last, at the Guildhall, Huddersfield, before J. Armitage and W. W. Battye, Esqrs., [Esquires] John Parkin, the surveyor of the highway for the township of Kirkburton, appeared as complainant against George Armitage, inasmuch as the said defendant had deposited a quantity of stone on Bitchell-bridge, [Mitchell-bridge] and thereby caused an obstruction to a public thoroughfare. Mr. John Sykes, of Kirkburton, appeared on behalf of the Board of Surveyors, and Mr. Batley defended. It appeared from the evidence that a quantity of stone for some time past had been laid on the bridge by the defendant, who had lately been served with a notice to remove the alleged obstruction before the 4th inst., but disputing the jurisdiction of the Board of Surveyors, he had declined doing so. The point at issue was first whether the road leading over the bridge was a public highway, and secondly, whether the stones laid on the bridge were an obstruction. Witnesses were examined on both these points, and Mr. Batley being satisfied that his client was in error, at once agreed with the consent of the prosecution, to remove the stones and pay the expenses. The case was then discharged. PARKGATE. A New Mope or Sweerine [Swearing] a Curwyey.-On [Cure.-On] Tues- [Tuesday] day week some persons assembled at a beerhouse [beer house] at Parkgate before the party broke up one of them thought he would have a a lark, in order to effect which, he drew a pistol from his pocketand [pocket and] went to the fire place, and fired it up the chimney. It wanted sweeping at the time, and the soot fell in such quantities as to cover all who were in the room. MARSDEN. MarspEN [Marsden] Mecuanics' [Mechanics] Institutioy.-A [Institution.-A] lecture was delivered to the members of this institution, in their large room, on the evening of Wednesday last, by Mr. G. Linneus [Lines] Banks, of Manchester, on Gossip and Slander. Mr. Banks handled his subject in a very interesting and instructive manner, and enlivened the lecture with many pleasing illustrations. MELTHAM MILLS. CuurcH [Church] Missionary Society.-A numerously at- [attended] tended meeting of the above society was held in St. James's School, on Monday evening last. A deputation from the parent society, and several of the neighbouring clergy, brought before the meeting many interesting facts connected with the society's operations abroad. On Tuesday morning, a Juvenile Missionary Meeting was held, of a truly delightful character. The deepest interest was manifested by the children in the accounts which they heard. The money contributed by the Juvenile Association forms an important item in the liberal sum which is every year sent from this place in support of the Church Missionary Society. SADDLEWORTH. Serious AcciDENT.--On [Accident.--On] the 5th of November some of the men connected with Captain Garside's print- [printworks] works, Friarmere, were very seriously injured through the unexpected explosion of a 56 lb. weight, which was being loaded as a piece of artillery in an adjvining [adjoining] house. When the explosion took place a hammer was being used to drive the wedge into the weight, and it is supposed that a spark must have fallen from the hammer so as to ignite the powder in the weight. The explosion was terrific. One man lost his fingers, another his eyesight, another a part of his shoulder, which was blown away, and a splinter passed the thigh of another. The windows of the room were destroyed, and some fragments passed through the floor above, and injured a person who was sleeping in the room. Medical assistance was speedily obtained, and the parties will eseape [escape] this disaster with their lives, but with sadly mutilated and disfigured bedies. [bodies] aND [and] ANOTHER v. NicHotson.-At [Nicholson.-At] the Court of Requests, held on the 9th instant, at Uppermill, [Upper mill] Messrs. John and William Hall, paper makers, of Diggle- [Cambridge] bridge, appeared to prefer a claim against Mr. Nichol- [Nicholson] son, late contractor for the Standedge [Standing] Railway Tunnel, for 16, the price of a teagle [eagle] which they said Mr. Nicholson had bought by his agent. They gave the Canal Company 3 for the same teagle [eagle] in 1846, and it always subsequently remained on the company's land till removed by Mr. men to make way for the company's railway works. One of Mr. Nicholson's men proved that he had bought the teagle [eagle] for 16 for Mr. Nicholson, and had removed it so that the works might proceed, but he had bought it without Mr. Nicholson's knowledge or authority, and when he afterwards told his master what he had done, his master said he would have nothing to do with the bargain. The plaintiffs were non-suited, and the application of the defendant for costs was granted. Tue Pore or Rome.-Circulars have been received by the magistrates of Saddleworth, from Earls Fitzwilliam, Harewood, Zetland, and Lord Wharncliffe, [Arncliffe] respecting a great county meeting which is shartly [shortly] to be held at York, to consider what steps should be taken relative to the late proceedings of the Pope of Rome. Mecuanics' [Mechanics] Instirution.-On [Institution.-On] Thursday evening last, G. Linneus [Lines] Banks, Esq., delivered a most able, eloquent, and excellent lecture on Gossip and Slander, their origin, connexion, and results, in the Lecture-room of the Mechanics' Institution, Uppermill. [Upper mill] The audience was small, though the evening was fine, and the terms of admission as easy as could be desired. Those who did attend were highly gratified, and listened witn [with] in- [intense] tense interest to many very fine and beautiful passages with which the lecture abounded. A vote of thanks proposed by the Rev. Mr. Dyson, seconded by Mr. Platt, of Prospecton, [Prospect] and ably supported by James Lees, Esq., of Delph-lodge, was carried by acclamation at the close of the lecture. L NETHERTHONG. EETOTAL [TOTAL] LECTURE.-On Wednesday night last a lec- [le- lecture] ture [true] was delivered by Mr. J. Woodhead. in the large room of the warehouse belonging to Mr. J. Dearnley, manufacturer, Netherthong. Mr. Woodhead, school- [schoolmaster] master, occupied the chair. The room was crowded. The lecturer dwelt, on the physical, moral, social, and intellectual bearings of teetotalism on the national cha- [character] racter. [Carter] Mr. MalFnson [Mallinson] and Mr. Charles Hobson, local preachers, advocated moderation as preferable to teeto- [teeth- teetotalism] talism, [talisman] and were severally replied to by the lecturer. The discussion after the lecture lasted more hour, at the close of which several signed the pledge, amongst whom a man aged fifty ye who had been a nL ag y years, An old woman residing at a secluded place where it seems teetotalism had not been much talked about, when the meaning of it was mentioned to her, she ex- [exclaimed] claimed, What, never have ony [on] beer that's contrary to what's written e' all books, th' bouble [double] says at we'er to heit [height] on drink, far tomorrow we may dee. HIGHBURTON. AccripEntT.-On [Occupant.-On] Tuesday week, the 5th of November, person of the name of Sykes had a gun under his arm at Highburton, when some young women happened to pass near where he was. Thinking to frighten them he fired the gun in the direction where they were, and the contents of the gun hit the top of the head of another young woman whom he had not noticed, and the top of er head was much scared, also her shawl was burnt. An ExcusE [Excuse] ror [or] Nor Gorne [Gone] afternoon a little girl about skipping about when her father came home, was asked not at school to which she replied, . To ScHoot.-On [School.-On] Monday three years old, who was un why she was because me tocith [tooth] warks. [works] MAYORS ELECTED, Novia [Nova] The follow TED, XO EXIBER [EXILE] ing are such eleer [elder] neighbouring boro [Bro] in as we have been 2 me Ss BEVERLEY... Mr Tien [Ten] 7 BIRMINGHAM... ye Wiliam Mr. William Baro, [Bar] Mr. William 2 Meee, [Mere] Mr. J. Rani [Rain] CHEstER [Chester] Mr. Willing eid Mr. T. Denpy [Denby] Mr. Josepa [Joseph] a ers, [es] Denby cs Mr. BR Doug 008 ty ASTER a i st 2 ' x 7 poten. [potent] - Mines 800659 Fe alan [Allan] waco r. John wen The bet Mr. James Hen L OM oe pes [peas] Mr. T. W. Palm, Reps, EEDS [LEEDS] 22... Mr ben LANCASTER Mr. yi Seek . LEICESTER... Ye 3D LIVERPOOL Mr. Bene [Been] bem [be] LowDox [Lords] settee Mr, 'CLESFIELD [MACCLESFIELD] Mr. J. 3. 6 MANCHESTER Mr. John Pa' or oven cs Mr. William a. EWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE [NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE] Mr. temo [tome] NORWICH ww Mr. Hen. as NOTTINGHAM... Mr. Fei [Fe] LDHAM [DURHAM] ww. PONTEFRACT... R PoRTSMOUTH....... [Portsmouth] r. B PRESTON Mr. Je RocHEsTeR... [Chester] Mr. Georns [Corns] SaLFORD [Salford] Mr. J. 5; SHEFFIELD.. crete. J SOUTHAMPTON STAFFORD STOCKPORT WAKEFIELD WARRINGTON WARWICK WIGAN 20. wee. Ralph Da, Mr. Joan Wye YARMOUTH... Capt. 5 2 mes Vu. er eee [see] eee [see] ttt [ty] eee [see] eee [see] eee [see] Mr. James Vee [See] ibe. [be] SSS Makes, HUDDERSFIELD, Tvespat, [Despite] Our market continues much thesame [the same] is a flatness which seems to be time of the year; but, in the course ot eee [see] expect to resume the activity thus x, ates ss in our markets. Goods suitable for the most in demand. A fair business has deen [need] skins, checks, stripes, and the thicker ' 430 Tepe [Tee] 'iNter [inter] yn... er BRaDFORD [Bradford] MARKET, Thursday mand [and] for combing wools continues verry... [very] spinners are acting very wearily, as che 5... cludes [clouds] them from buying with their isuai [is] brokes [broken] are in good request, and there ,.. plies in the market. Yarvs-The [Yards-The] tein. [ten] not increased are certainly not more jenn. [Jenny] trade seem quite disposed to keep che wants of the consumers for, at the ore. . Tees 2 last -W , absohite [absolute] loss is made. The disparity; -s - long continuanee, [continuance] and ere long bivher [beaver] gree [free] or a further curtailment effected. Preece, om SS very cheering in the business of tad . ception [option] of goods suitable for winter, Snr eo. effected. In printing cloths thers [there] 4... some of the Lancashire houses rather sey... [se] ness of some months past. Hatirax, [Hatteras] Saturday, Nov. 9 Piece Hall, to-day, has not heen [hen] ancn ann] business has been done as last week .) goods, of low quality. The conditinn [condition] not undergone much alteration, The sign. out against a reduction, critin.- [critic.- critic] been made in some few instaness, [instance] Dhara [Dare] . doing in wool, and no chanve [chance] in the Leeps, [Lees] Tuesday, Nov. 12.-The cluth [cloth] auc [au] quiet to-day but, on Saturday lacr, [lace] business done, and all deseriprivus [deprives] or sen good request, and met with realy [real] le y fair average business continues u be houses. RocupDaLe, [Rochdale] Monday, Christmas approached, th this year, notwithstandiny [notwithstanding] ber, [be] the demand continues ; wool market there is little chanys; [chants] chose , demand, and firm prices. MACCLESFIELD, Tuesday, N of this market as regards the m [in] little alteration. There is, howere [however] Stearn [Stern] reparation for the spring trade wii [ii] ve woe oe be able to report the weavers berter [better] amp throwsters [rosters] continue fairly supplied with gomg [gong] full time at present. Nocw [Now] ing prices of thrown silks are still very raw silk market is characterised by crear [clear] LIVERPOOL CoTToN [Cotton] Market, Tues i the close of last week prices irregular and rather American steamer brought ais b ie occurred in some of the cotton crowns stuce [Sauce] 26th ultimo, which produced a stronver [stronger] of prices yesterday but any attempr [attempt] o checked by the continued disturbed The quotations given on Frislay [Islay] last r here The sales in four days have been abuur [abe] J of 4,000 American and 500 Surat on ports reported since Thursday are Pro States, 3,784 bags; Brazil, 1,300) [1,W] ; 1,937 total, 7,743 bags. STaTE [State] OF TRaDE, [Trade] MaycwesteR, [Manchester] Yer b The advices [advice] from New York, per Amerma [Amer] wa 2 the 29th ult., per mail, andthe [and the] Sl-c ur. cer [er] bring accounts, fully econtirmed, [confirmed] of clline [decline] Test Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, in cons estimates of the cotton crep [rep] are. Re ness quarters, reduced to and below Zim [Him] ou ac le Gulf cottons were quoted L4je. [Like] to cer [er] offerings, so that the Liverpool murset [must] uist [list] siderably [considerably] to be placed on a pur [our] w Liner 26th ult. middlings at New Ori [Or] at 7-16ths [7-this] of a penny. The un polities sits like a nightmare vn our mar et. houses hold aloof as much as possible, say uy , pressing wants, and, indeed, the sume [sum] emacs [macs] oP the home and every other cliss [class] of opernivrs. [operatives] state of things alluded to, we should a large business doing in beth eluth [Edith] and um. large orders in hand, but lack irregular. 11. pay Rwy Kee - - WOOL MARKET BRITISH. LEEDs, [Leeds] Nov. 8.-Sales of combinz [combine] Wees limited. Prices continue firm and LIVERPOUL, [LIVERPOOL] Nov. 9.-Sevtv [9.-Seventy] tes [te] to notice in the demand for lanl [lane] Copies begin to accumulate, with nwre [nr] holders to realise. White is scill [still] in tur [tue] wools continue to be neglected. Laid Highland Wovl, [Wool] White Highland ditto 4 Laid Crossed ditto... unwashet [unwashed] 4) Ditto ditto ......Wasie [Was] Laid Cheviot ditto ... Ditto ditto ...... washed White Cheviot ditto ..... lrtv [RTL] - Imports for the week....... Previously this vear [year] ... Foreign There is less activity '2 are light, and anything arriving vf 4 beth bought up at full rates. Imports for the week... oe Previously this year PORELIN. [PORCELAIN] Lonpon [London] Nov. 11.-The tape last week, comprised 61 bales Sout [Out] Sydney, 41 from Buenos Ar market has been quiet, and 'tiv [ti] important. cea [ce] uel [eel] Ds, Nov. 8.-We have bal [ba] scien [science] for foreign wools this week, but Soh So] per 241b [b] WAKEFIELD CorN [Corn] We have a decided firmness in the 2 and in many instances an advance 06 Se obtained, from the extreme low sues ne barley in request, at former as dear. Lonpon [London] Corn Market, We wheat quite as dear as on Monday. tail demand. Floating caryves [carvers] of 2 os pearing, [paring] and the trade has more im [in] request, at fully late rates. Bees last noted. Peas and beans im [in] mowers we quest, at our previons [previous] The Hr small, necessitous buyers had to pay LiverpooL [Liverpool] Corn MARKET, a With a slow trade during the wee receded Id. per bushel, and He 8 us late prices. In oats and O08 [O] OU une [one] value. Indian corn was net bY ge there much offering, the Wer [We] favour. Having but few buyers a oo morning, the business was ciiciy [Cicely] our qk 1 trade. Wheat and the dest [des] Sn prices as during the past week but on American flour the rates were Fery [Fer] without change. Oatmeal was load dearer. Indian corn, was worse to buy, and but litele [little] vile comet Hutt Corn Marxer, [Marker] ge have a fair supply of farmers s passing is at former rates and racnet [recent] foreign there is a good demancl. [demand] aia [ais] lower. Very little doing im [in] other Leeps [Lees] Corn a are again well supplied with is somewhat better than on Friday. ab are maintained. Fine barley 285 jac [Jack] second sorts slow sale. Beans Wheat articles do not vary in 7 oats, 440; barley, 1100 beans, SE. YS 440 linseed, 11. exer, [exe] TN NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE CORS [COTS] er 12.-With moderate of nut ruled firmer to-day, but higher re co ape although millers showed more Dispos [Dispose] - mal [al] parley in request at and Ueber [Beer] no change to note. - Paslay, [Paisley] Se Futile OO oo shi [si] in some [C] ae 6 mut [mt] wh tw Bx nab sek [se] ed use A ei it ig ie and Publ [Pub] ae -- y Rosant [Resent] oc the Hebble-place, road. all i Saruapay, [Syrup] Novaunse [Nonsense] 16, 10