Huddersfield Chronicle (17/Aug/1850) - page 7

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7 p THE PUBLIC JOURNALS. i pf BAT aes OF THE g features from me a changed sides ostensibly, po No section changed hie seat. rved, [red] through many fluctuations of aa' the same species of predominance ue have claimed from the commence- [commence me] 'me. And the elements of the ive [vie] party remain in somewhat of ondition [condition] that they were in six months 9 undergo a conscious mutation. To has ad irresistibly come, that the unde- [under- undergone] give position they have lately occupied ble, [be] and that the knell of their passivity ded [de n began the session with loud prelud- [prelude- prelude] jo whi [who] rappel, has gradually subsided into [C] um -half malediction and half the six continuous months, dur- [Du- dust] sat, did its champions venture to in tl ssibility [possibility] of retrogression in ir belief an the address, indeed, Mr. Dis- [Dis] 4 po. x manner and expression, offered to it a Je round its sinking frame, in order that, 1 no longer move with dignity, it might dic [Dick] jiament [garment] But the animal instincts were too could no longer strike, or even use it would still kick and ery. [very] It peace and so with pitiable wailings [sailings] net en parkings [Parkins] it has finally expired in an un- [inches] ndment [amendment] of Colonel Sibthorp's, [Thorpe's] on the ea ee iems items] Bill, and a few broken utterances arti [art] if fo anything being done for the ra at the landlord's expense. thi [the] Oe nselves [selves] of the decrepid [decreed] state of this, sailing of burthen, [Burton] the ci-devant [ci-servant] tory officials old bea and strenuous efforts to jump Jule [June] again. They sent Mr. Gladstone, sieve sito [sit] the hungry creature's nose; but though pats ne knowing groom to stroke its face and aifered [offered] [C] roughened coat, no cozening or coaxing on it to let the bit within its mouth again. reve [Rev] Charteris [Characterised] and old Goulburn lay down at Jon to fondle and give it food. With a look et rewdness [redness] and sadness the creature shook ao die m [in] pea d be yndry [dry] ingenious ae a i tn i th id i i ned i on the it anal able ul. d th. gf [C] head, a8 though it wo ld say, had it the ane [an] ae lio [oil] brought me to this sorry pass As i, of the great political Ducrow [Crowd] attempted 'er the head of the wanderer. Re- [Report] prow the OV Al sem [se] an ptr [per] all consequences, and reckless wholly as to ess [es] James Graham undertook to guide the out- [out] oo ne stall where the royal provender is daily Jeast [East] to clear that much coveted abode of val occupants. But his failure proved more signal pw co unmercifully bruised was the Netherby gl sis fall, and so cruelly did the intended dupe goigt [gout] Gort [Fort seem to enjoy his discomfiture, that it is ered [red] u0 earthly inducement will ever induce any approach to one so vicious again. In feels sensibly how disastrously his repu- [pure- recon] econ for Skill and discretion has suffered this session, 4 that for its retrieval he must prepare to take some qr le, in the next. . Jupélled [Jewelled] by the not unnatural fear of being wholly tyeotten, [otten] Lord Lincoln has re-appeared on the scene. wo have occurred to his lordship's mind (the ie was doubtless original, for it could never have el quy [quay] other man's brain), that the death of Sir Bile Peel had made room for him as a parliamentary jailer. And to the strange influence of this monomania his eudden [sudden] return to England is currently ascribed. fiealways [fie always] knew that there was folly in the family but ge had no idea of anything so truly lamentable as this. qo wrestle with a delusion so weak is impossible. To jah [ah] at itis [its] almost unchristian-like. There are but dividuals [individuals] in the House of Commons intellectually resource, ead, [ad] or at bis [C] gow [how] Weal jp 10 fet. [get] SIT James two indis [India] ct quale [equal] of playing the part of chief of the opposition- [opposition] pir. [Sir] Disracli [Disraeli] aud [and] Mr. Gladstone; but how their rival znd [and] conflicting ambitions can be made to gretens [greens] 74 . yecord [record] remains to be seen. To judge by the pasquinades [masquerades] gf their respective journals, uo common hatred which may be supposed to animate them towards the whigs [whig] iso [is] be compared with the animosity they bear to each tiler. It is edifying in the extreme to see their parlia- [Parliament- Parliament] mentiry [mention] friendship illustrated in their daily organs, by fieinterchange [fie interchange] of such soubriquets [sobriquet] as those of Jesuit idismuise. [dismiss. and Aspiring Jew. But whatever pre- [prices] may exist, or be susceptible of excitation against tle [te] tribe of Benjamin or the creed of Rome, it were esict [Ascot] for cither [either] of the casuists in question to win and gear the dignity of tory leadership than for a dull guke's [Duke's] son like Lincoln or Granby to attain that posi- [post- position] tin. Even to guide the country gentlemen of Eng- [Engaged] before all things it is necessary that aman [man] should have a head. If the state of things, however, on the retrogressive tide of the house is obviously one of transition, the condition of the soi-disant [so-distant] progresistas [progresses] is certaintly [certainly] not lesso. [less] In the general thaw, all parties and persons ar slipping from their former holding ground. Among the old whig clique. the English radical party, and the liveral [liberal] Irish section, the ties of common aim and SC have long been growing few and frail. The arrogant mo- [monopoly] uopoly [apply] of honours and emoluments by those possessing hereditary pretcusions [pretensions] to power, has alienated man after tai [ta] aud [and] class after class from the existing adminis- [admin- institution] tution. [tuition] Nobody thinks ill of Lord John, or grudges hm the pre-eminence he has morally and intellectually vou. [you] But men of worth, experience, and talent resent the assuuption [assumption] that the basis of all political valuation tthe [the] the Bedford level. If the whigs [whig] will not be Gutent [Gent] with that mederate [moderate] portion of public trusts and Proiits [Profits] of which intrinsically they are deserving, the diy [day] is at hand when they must reap the reward of their wordinate [fortunate] covetousness and presumption. The day of Euecures [Cures] is passed. To have and hold thousands a-year Gf the uational [national] money, or to be placed in stations of high responsibility and confidence, public opinion has inevocably [inevitably] decreed that men nyust [nest] possess ability, con- [conduct] duct wud [Wed] judzment, [judgment] as well as exalted parentage. The Yum of distinguished dullards is at an end; and no imlatuation [imitation] can be more suicidal than that which Prompts the expelled from the old Castle of Indolence Nag a grumbling paupers round the gates. taust [taste] be changed; but so likewise must Un and of both men and measures not a few. PAUPERISM DIMINISHED BY FREE-TRADE. (From the Times.) from the return presented by Mr. Baines ouse [use] of Commons, that there are well-nigh douse war adult able-bodied paupers in the work- [work] ot ee England than at the corresponding period of kis [is] Pear. Of paupers generally, no matter what their Buu [Buy] age, the diminution is somewhat mere than com Such are the two dry results of the parlia- [Parliament- Parliament] tn Sut, [St] paper from which we extracted a few details ai ay last. Were it impossible to base any mabie [Marie] expectations, or to found any legitimate in- [into] two facts, they would still present It appears, the H Ft fv 'telces [tellers] upon these t an remarkable contradiction of the prophecies thee uttered by the opponents of the recent ae our commercial policy. Not only were these iy fone) [one] uttered generally in such vague and sweep- [sweep] wa as might have befitted the lips of a Cassan- [Canvass- Cantrell] trelvey [twelve] nt remember well in the course of the last lations [nations] tae [tea] 48 that the fulfilment of these dismal vatici- [Vatican- Sabbath] Bith [Both] éa cen [cent] announced to us from time to time Fersyl [Ferry] ne perticularity [peculiarity] of time and place. Now uni- [uni low] LOW exe ae was thrust into a series of workhouses ; Loy evers [ever] nes [ne] in Dorsetshire [Desire] that was able-bodied, rer [er] to ng in Essex that was adult was handed Wesed [West] thar [that] like confinement. One would have sup- [support] to do at the boards of guardians had little else the i to place all her Majesty's subjects on tition [petition] ish and, as the Jast [East] act of their minis- [minister] their own names in the same Ble [Be] tg and so abdicate power. It was impos- [impose- impaired] Utiered, [Uttered] NE such statements in detail as they were Uuainted [United] yw Boge [Bog] te th the more recondite mysteries of the Stoke- [Stoke bony] bony g is u, or of the exact number of paupers in and tf all reat [rest] We appeal to the recollection te not eon [on] of the public journals if our statements Ctionist Distinction] aan [an] We cannot forget the furious pro- [brother] the eld [ed] days; the smaller farmers' gatherings ; Bhoops [Hoops] Issued from Old Bond-street; the war- [warty] ty y the Crown and Anchor the steady dronings [drowning] ike [like] of Bich [Birch] 'gate; the sharp, crisp invective of the Tey tres [tees] hunuond [hundred] ;-all these things are, unfortunately, O these cut to our memories, Now, upon each and all Bor [Or] to we have been informed that the U the fac [fact] now Hamlet's phrase, was out of joint- [joint] hat Cs of the farmers were ground down to the Id in tur [tue] occupation and trade in the country beg ora eel the effects of a revolution which must Ng universal. The lands were to go out au and the cultivators to be draughted [daughter] off Peted [Peter] the workhouses. Now, has all this hap- [speculate] 5, any part of this happened Has any single bey fulfilled pne [one] poor verse or clause of these Jeremiads County and We should be curious to know in what lire Gp' Parish of England is situated that single Sound which has been permitted to go out of cult a mM Consequence of our recent changes Of those wond, [wood] Policy. We are not of course speaking wll [will] are ut parcels of land which somehow or om er ye 4y8 [y] covered with rich crops, but which to are the cause of deeper and deeper in- [into] ty than oo unfortunate lessees. Nothing is reason in black; nothing easier than One ns for despair from the progress of any tgs [ths] 28 can Le shall sit down and prove that the ry the be cultivated at a profit, another td the souks ae lands of Devonshire are but stones One covered the proprietors, but as long as we with corn, and the other with cattle, between the calculations and the acts hot ited [tied] Y Swains is somewhat too apparent. Io, 2 iction 2 action] take a fit of hypochondriasis [hypochondria sis] for a well- [excellent] ent end] with th nor confound the panic-terror of the athe [the] Come 'Sticultural [Horticultural] prospects of England in e tae [tea] ict [it] return, short as ét is, is one of bay [C] Passing of 4 documents that have appeared that the the Corn Bill, However certain we PPonents [Opponents] of the recent changes are 'ho but a ratepayer of the district is ae-. L increase of agricultural pau- [pay- purport] porta [port] with the policy of free trade. True this is but one f many but it is a very capital one. Let us take e of the counties which have the honour of return- [returning] ing some of the most brilliant lights of Protecti [Protect] see what is the conditi [condition] ights [its] of tection, [section] and localities at the presen [present] of pauperism in these favoured resent Moment as compared with core bonding period of last year. The Duke of ram rs or man-was a mighty protectionist in his oye [oe] or the county of Buckingham the account stands eee [see] of July, 1849, 2.377 Faupers; [Paupers] the Ist [Its] of July, 2,073; decrease, 304-12.8 [W-12.8] per cent. Mr. Buck i North Devon with his political sagacity in in Devonshire there were on the Ist [Its] of July, 1849, 4,440 paupers; on the Ist [Its] of July, 1850, 3,588; decrease 52 Ku Per cent. The mitis [Mitis] sapientia [spent] of Sir Charles x igntley [gentle] 18 a real blessing to Northamptonshire for ; 5 amptonshire [relationship] the comparison stands-the Ist [Its] of 306 [W 1849, 2,514; the Ist [Its] of July, 1850, 2,188; decrease, a 13 per cent. The Duke of Richmond, the sullen chilles [chills] of the cause, sits brooding in his tent at Good- [Goodwood] wood over the loss of the soft-cheeked Briseis [Bruises] of Pro- [Pore] re ey Let use see how the account stands in Sussex. n the 1st of July, 1849, there were in the Sussex work- [workings] 2,974 adult able-bodied paupers on the Ist [Its] of uly; [July] 1850, 2,646 decrease, 328, or 11 per cent. Finally we will cite the instance of Warwickshire. On the 1st of July, 1849, there were 5,648 adult paupers in the Warwickshire workhouses on the ist [its] of July, 1850, just 1,876 decrease, 3,772, or 66.8 per cent. Surely I ere are facts which should convince the most incredu- [incurred- increase] ous. [us] Turn where they will, the protectionist heroes cannot escape the evidence of their own defeat. If they come to town, the records of the unions will show them that they have been in error if they go down to their own country seats-if they club their wisdom together at quarter sessions, or other rural gatherings, it is diffi- [diff- difficult] cult to imagine how they can attempt to explain away Mr. Baines' inevitable figures. But as though this return had not been sufficient, there appeared almost concurrently with it in point of time the statement of the condition of the revenue for the year that expired on the 5th of J uly [July] last. What dis- [dismal] mal [al] prognostication will obtain eredit [credit] when the astound- [astounding] ing fact of a Whig surplus is found to be a constant quantity On the day named there was in the Exchequer no less a sum than 3,438,358 17s., being the excess of income over expenditure. The receipts from the customs alone for the year range well-nigh up to twenty-one millions sterling. The revenue from the excise-the test ordinarily accepted as indicative of the condition of the population-is somewhat short of fourteen and a half millions. It is not our object here to enter into the details of this statement, although it would have been impossible to pass over so gratifying a confirma- [confirm- confirmation] tion [ion] of the results of Mr. Baines' figures. A man must be wedded indeed to his own conclusions who should not, in the face of such facts as these, begin to hesitate in his conviction as to the errors of the free-trade policy, and the ruin that is impending over the country from its adoption. It is no slight gain to find that twenty-six thousand persons, in the prime of their strength, who were scat- [scattered] tered [teed] through the workhouses in the course of last summer are at the corresponding period of the present year in the way of gaining a livelihood for them- [themselves] selves and their families. The disparity of propor- [proper- proportion] tion [ion] between the two heads of increase should be carefully noticed. Whereas the diminution on the number of pauper inmates of the workhouses of all sexes and ages, the young, the old, and the infirm, is 56,000, the diminution on the adult and able-bodied is 26,000, or very nearly one-half of the whole number. We would finally add, that in con- [considering] sidering [considering] these figures in connexion with the question of a free-trade policy, we are not doing justice to our argument in simply inspecting the returns from the agricultural districts. Nothing can be more certain than that agricultural distress, even of a transitory character, has a tendency to throw the unemployed population upon the towns; and if the distress be pro- [prolonged] longed, the books of the urban workhouse would ulti- [ult- ultimately] mately [lately] bear very striking testimony to the fact. But even if the case be rested simply on the condition of pauperism in the purely agriculiural [agricultural] districts of England, is it possible, in the presence of such figures as those and of Mr. Baines's return, to maintain that the rural prosperity of this country has been unfavourably affected by the law of 1846 [W] PUTTING THE HOUSE IN ORDER. (Prom the Spectator.) About a century past it was the wont of men on leaving Berwick or York for London to make their wills, direct the course of crops, and pre-arrange for any substantial work of building, hedging, or drainage. But travelling contingencies have now been so far reduced, that men start for Florence or Bombay, with no more preliminaries than sending the family plate to the banker's; leaving brief directions perhaps as to sanitary depietions, [depositions] or the internal painting and outside washing of the town mansion during their absence. Still life, whether locomotive or stationary, has not been wholly divested of uncertainties; and some recent and unex- [annex- unexpected] pected [expected] occurrences, crowded into a brief space, attest that Uncle Tob's [To's] emphatic premonition that we are here to day and gone to morrow has not eased to be applicable. With a provident regard to the fature, [nature] ministers, in common with others, appear to have been duly im- [in- impressed] pressed by late intimations of sublunary precariousness. But whether their views have been simply limited to an enjoyable retrospect for the long vacation, or have extended to a more protracted or final state of suspen- [suspend- suspended] ded [de] existence, can only be speculatively conjectured. One thing, however, is certain-that the public history of the last six months will be far more memorable for their executive than legislative consummations; that officially the ministerial house could not have been put in more adroit order; and, whatever may happen pending the ensuing half-year, it is hardly possible to imagine how arrangements could have been more aptly made, if such be their fate, in favour of the outgoing tenant. Lord Denman was the first new disposition attempted. Poor Tom was privately so unexceptionable, and publicly his career had been so consistent, honourable, and popular, that this was no easy task. Sundry pyro- [pro- pyrotechnical] technical arts were put in requisition-blue lights shot up, and much straw consumed on all sides till at last he was scared or smoked out. The next move was legal too, and embraced the proximate and highest square of the chess-board. Lord John Russell always challenges boldiy, [bodily] but flies his ground. When he had announced that the Great Seal, would be put in commission, confidence was inspired- [inspired hope] Hope told a flattering tale Law Reform in earnest was anticipated, and the Equity monster at least, it was understood, was marked for dismemberment. Mean- [Meanwhile] while, the protempore [prepare] Commission worked well ; Chancery arrears were reduced and nothing occurred to mar the future till the startling apparition of Chief Justice Wilde in full canonicals as keeper of the Royal conscience and head of the judiciary of the realm made the prospect equivocal. Doubtless, by this conjuration a pledged reforming Attorney-General was obtained, and conditions annexed to the tenure of the Chancellor- [Chancellorship] ship but whether the latter will be faithfully redeemed, or craftily evaded now the vacuum has been filled, time only can disclose. However this may be, under either contingency an obligation has been discharged and Whig gratitude dexterously evinced by a transposition that secures for eertain [certain] the highest office or pension of the Crown to a near connexion of their late and long steadfast Ducal confederate. For another royal duke they have bid high. Itisa [Its] dear-bought gain, if party gain it be, which is not yet clear from any public demonstration. Had not one great public loss of the season been sustained, it is likely this lavishment [establishment] would have been curtailed, and the same hand that intercepted the ultra grant to the prince consort would have been stretched out against the still greater exuberance in the ratio of rank and position towards his highness of Cambridge. Extenua- [Extent- Extenuations] tions [tins] have been pleaded-we have recognised them, though not to our entire satisfaction 12,000 per annum at one swoop may not be too much to support the state of an English prince, but viewed in its probable and kindred relations it must be owned to be a bad prece- [price- precedent] dent-bad [bad] in juxtaposition-incongruous with urgent contemporary claims, and contrasting offensively with remorseless stinginess in other quarters-poor devils of clerks, to wit-emigration outfittings [Outfitting] for indigence- [indigence and] and that other burning shame of granting not 12,000 but 1,200 a year for the reward and encouragement of science, literature, and the useful arts. Marlborough House- Too bad even for Whig cour- [our- courtiers] tiers PounisHMEntT [Punishment] oF DeatH [Death] BY Burninc [Burning] (Vol. ii, pp. 6, 50, 90).-Your correspondent E. 8. 8. W. gives an account of a woman burnt for the murder of her hus- [his- husband] band in 1793, and asks whether there is any other instance of the kind in the latter part of the last century. I connot [cannot] positively answer this query, but I will state a circumstance that occurred to myself about the year 1788. Passing in a hackney-coach up the Old Bailey to West Smithfield, I saw the unquenched embers of a fire opposite Newgate; on my alighting, I asked the coach- [coachman] man, What was that fire in the Old Bailey, over which the wheel of your coach passed Oh, Sir, he replied, they have been burning a woman for murdering her husband. Whether he spoke the truth or not I do not know, but I received it at the time as truth, and remember the impression it made on me. It is, perhaps, as well to state that there were some 15 to 20 persons standing around the smouldering embers at the time I passed.- [passed] Notes and Queries. Grouse SHOOTING.-The weather on Monday proved unfavourable for grouse shooting, and, in consequence, the attendance of sportsmen on the moors was scarcely s0 numerous asin [sin] previous years. Thesport [The sport] was tolerably good, but the birds are wild and packed, and difficult to shoot. We believe, however, they are in excellent condition, and appear in average coveys, 50 that in numbers the supply is not below the usual range. . BREACH OF PROMISE OF MARRIAGE. AGAINST A MACHINE BROKER AT COOPER-BRIDGE, NEAR HUDDERSFIELD. At the Chester Assizes, on Thursday week, before Baron Parke, an action to recover compensation in damages for breach of promise of marriage was laid, the ao sustained being estimated by the plaintiff at Mr. Evans and Mr. Welsby [Welsh] a for the plaintiff; and Mr. Serjeant [Sergeant] Jones (alone) for the defendant Mr. Evans stated the case. The plaintiff was a widow, and kept a public-house at Sutton, near Macclesfield. The defendant is a machine broker, residing at Cooper -Bridge, near Huddersfield. After detailing the facts of the case as they appear in the following evidence, the learned gentleman, designated it as one of the grossest cases of cool and deliberate villany [villa] he had ever known, and trusted the jury would give his client ample damages. Mary Ann Barry was then called and examined by Mr. Welsby.-I [Welsh.-I] am a servant with Mr. Wilson, tea-dealer and grocer in Macclesfield. Before living with Mr. Wilson I lived with Mrs. Milward. I lived with her three years at different times; I went to live last with her after she left the Wheatsheaf, [Wheat sheaf] at the latter end of 1849. I remember Mr. Littlewood coming to her house in the beginning of November to reside; he was a stranger at that time; he came and asked could he have a bed for a few weeks, for he had bought all the machinery at Wood's factory. That is near the Wheat- [Wheat sheaf] sheaf. He was told he could be accommodated, and he became an inmate of the house, and took his meals with Mrs. Milward and the children. I should think he was about 45 and Mrs. Milward about 36. The next day was Sunday; Mrs. Milward went to church, and Mr. Littlewood stayed at home. As she was going out he said the one for me. I believe she's got some money, has'nt she, Ann I said yes; and he asked me how much, and I said that was my business. Nothing more was then said. He paid great attention to Mrs, Mil- [Milward] ward on Sunday night. He told her that he would her, and that he would have no person but her. She said she thoughtit [though tit] would beright. [bright] Heard himsay [Hams] that or words of that description many times. He always appeared in earnest. Hestayed [He stayed] about three weeks oramonth. [month] Before leaving I heard him tell Mrs. Milward that she mustgive [must give] up her houseand [house and] sell all she had got,as he had got a house in Yorkshire that he would take her to, and her family, and make her comfortable. He spoke of that more than once. I waited upon them at meals, and heard the conversation. It was settled between them that she should do so. There is a person of the name of Wads- [Wadsworth] worth in Macclesfield, and he applied to Mrs. Milward for me togo [too] to him. He had heard that she was going to give it up, and it was known in the neighbourhood. The defendant said he would not allow it; he would not allow her to go and live with him, as they would want witness themselves. Defendant bought the meat in the house, and gave directions to the servant. He told Mrs. Milward that what money she had got she must will it to the children-two boys, as he had plenty for both without hers. Mrs. Milward had a friend named Slack, who visited the house. He told her that he would marry Mrs. Milward and nobody else, and Mrs. Slack was to be asked to the wedding. He said he would buy the wedding clothes, and told the boys to call him father. After that they used tocall [to call] him father. He said that Mrs. Milward was to call him Henry, or Harry. She did so. The house and fixtures were taken by a Mrs. Stancliffe, in December. I remember Mrs. Slack coming the morning after defendant left. Messages were received from Littlewood from time totime. [time] He returned the day before she left, and asked if she had taken a house. She said she had, and he asked her where, and she said in King-street. He asked her if she had taken it in his name. She said she had not. He said, You should have done so by all means. She said she thought it would not have been right to do so. He stayed there that night. Before going in the morn- [morning] ing he asked her if she should be at the other house at night, and she said she should. They removed that day, and he came that night about one o'clock in the morning. Mrs. Milward would not let him in. He stayed about a week this time. The marriage was talked of, and she said to him she thought he was not going to fulfil his promise. He said, Jane, you have no occa- [occur- occasion] sion to make yourself uneasy, I shall marry you, as I have told you before. Cross-examined by Mr. Sergeant Jones-I lived with Mr. Milward first at Bollington, about five years before his death. The plaintiff's husband died in Barnaby week in 1849, on the Saturday, at the Wheatsheaf, [Wheat sheaf] I was not living with plaintiff at that time. Mrs. Milward told me that he died on the 15th of June. I had been living with a sister of mine, who is a grocer in Liverpool, as servant. I left Sirs. Milward because she was going to a public-house. I returned to her because she wished me to live with her as a companion after her husband's death. I was the only servant at the public-house. Mr. Milward died in very good circumstances. I don't know Mr. Tinsley, spirit-merchant, Warrington. I know Mr. Parrot, attorney, at Macclesfield. He was engaged in attempting to settle the business. Have not heard that she was anxious to compromise with her creditors. Don't know of any persons apply- [applying] ing for their debts and plaintiff not being able to pay them. The house was not a very large one. There were three beds in three rooms. My mistress and the ooys [boys] all slept together. In the two spare rooms there were two beds. Don't know a person of the name of Wilson, who frequented plaintiff's house. Mr. Little- [Little] yood [good] came to the house about the 3rd of November. He slept in one of the rooms where there were two beds. Will swear there was nota [not] person of the name of Wilson sleeping in the same room. There was no person in the house but Mr. Littlewood. The 3rd was on a Saturday, and on the following day plaintiff went to church. She was in the habit of going regularly to church. Don't know what property plaintiff had, but believe she had some at Alderley. Don't know what it was. Tne [Te] Wheatsheaf [Wheat sheaf] is much frequented. Am quite sure he told her in the morning that he would marry her. They were in the tap-room. There was no per- [person] son in there but myself, plaintiff, and Mr. Littlewood. They had had a deal of talk the same night, before this was said. Cannot tell you any more of the conversation. He said that he would marry her several times. Sup- [Suppose] pose once telling her was not considered sufficient. Believes it was the second week after defendant came to plaintiff's house that Woodfall [Woodall] applied for me as servant. Wadsvworth [Wadsworth] applied the same week. He is since dead. I only knew it on Thursday. Never heard of intention to part with the house until the second week after thedefendant [the defendant] cametothe [committee] house. Saw Mrs. Milward on Monday last. She is now very near her confinement. Can swear that the defendant never slept with Mrs. Mil- [Milward] ward whilst I remained in the house, because I slept with her, and never missed her. I only stayed a week after she went to the new house. Mrs. Milward seemed very uneasy, and defendant asked her why she felt so low. She said she was afraid he was going to deceive her. He said, Iam I am] not. Never saw anything wrong in his conduct. Supposed Mrs. Milward to be a pretty woman, rather fat, but a little bloated. Altogether she was good-looking. Don't know a person of the name of Davenport. Never saw sucha [such] person. The day after Littlewood returned, whilst plaintiff and defendant were at breakfast, remembers a person coming in, but don't know his name. Re-examined.-When I said bloated I meant lusty. She has no appearance of being bloated by liquor, nor has she a redness of the face. She is not a person of intemperate habits. Mr. Wilson, with whom I live, is a member of the Society of Friends. Have lived with him ever since I left Mrs. Milward. Elizabeth Slack.-I am the wife of Mr. Slack, Lower Farm. Have known Mrs. Milward two or three years. Was in the habit of frequenting that house on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Knew her father, a far- [farmer] mer [Mr] and corn dealer at Bollington. Was in the habit of taking tea with her. Remember in the month of November seeing the defendant often taking tea with her. Has heard him say that he would make her his wife. She has said in Littlewood's pre- [presence] sence [Spence] that he wanted her to give up the house, and he said she must do it. Hesaid [Head] he had a good home for her. He did not say anything more about that house. I asked her first in his presence whether that was her intended. She said she supposed he was. I then said, TI should think you would ask me to the wedding. He said witness should be the very first to be asked. That was all that took place at that time. After- [Afterwards] wards saw him again, when I told him he was a stranger in Macclesfield, and he might be a married man by appearance. He said Jane was not mar- [married] ried, [red] and he never was. I said I hope you are not come to deceive her, she is a very respect- [respectable] able woman, and belonging to a very respectable family. When I said he was a stranger at Macclesfield he said he was not a stranger, there were many people in Macclesfield who knew him. Some time cfter [after] I was sent for early in the morning to go to Mrs. Milward. I went, and she told me something about defendant. It was on a Wednesday in November, the day after he went away. She proposed to me to go to Manchester with her. I went with her to Oldham, and called upon defendant's brother. Saw the brother and his wife. Told Littlewood at Manchester afterwards what they said. What the brother told me was, that the de- [defendant] fendant [defendant] was a married man; he said He is my brother, it's my brother it is true, it is not the first or second that has come on the same errand. When I saw de- [defendant] fendant [defendant] at Manchester, he said I am not a married man and never was. Took a person of the name of Daven- [Dave- Davenport] port to find defendant in Manchester. He took us toa [to] public-house, and Littlewood came. Told him we had been to his brother's, and that he had told us he was a married man. He said, My brother was likely to tell you so; he don't want me to be married, he wants my property. I then said, For shame of yourself, you are; and he said he was not, that he was living with a woman, but was not married. I said to him her father would make it cost him many a hundred pounds. He said, If she wants 500 I'll give it to her, but I won't be forced to it. He said then that she was the woman he would marry, and no one else. Defendant afterwards took us to the Feathers Inn, and ordered tea, and we took tea together. He paid for the tea' He kept stick- [sticking] ing to it that he was not married, He paid our fare back to Sutton. The plaintiff was very uneasy all the way home . Crogs-examined.-I [Cross-examined.-I] am a married woman. I have one child nine years old. My husband is about 50 years old. The defendant never courted me, nor said an in- [indecent] decent word to me. I saw he looked aged, and thought he was a married man. Davenportwas [Davenport] not presentat [presented] the conversation which took place. He was in another room. He joined us just before taking tea. Davenport did not wish Littlewood to come, as he said he would not be within killing him. Davenport went to look for him. Littlewood afterwards came into the house where they were sitting. Never said, Married or not, he shall go with me. , . Rebecca Kirk.-I live at Macclesfield. My husband is a clerk with Messrs. Brassey, [Brass] the railway contractors. Have known Mrs. Milward three years. Knew the Whegtsheaf. [Weighed] Had a serious illness at the beginning of last year. Heard during that time of a courtship be- [between] tween plaintiff and defendant. Recollect when plaintiff left the Wheatsheaf. [Wheat sheaf] She came to me, and wished to lodge with me until her wedding. It was by my advice that she took a small house for a time. She bought furniture for it. Shortly after she got into the house remember seeing defendant there one morning at break- [breakfast] fast. They appeared as all persons do when engaged. Saw them together several times, and they always seemed the same. About a week after plaintiff sent for witness to her house. Found her crying very bitterly. She complained of Littlewood, and communicated to me the state which she was in. This was in the month of January. It was about a fortnight after she was in King-street, and after they had made the discovery in Oldham, plaintiff desired me to go to Littlewood. He had bought some machinery at Sandbrow, [Sand brow] in Maccles- [Males- Macclesfield] field. I went to the Sandbrow [Sand brow] at nine in the morning, and waited till twelve o'clock in the hope of seeing him. Plaintiff's little boy was with me. Sent him to the mill to see for Littlewood. He was cleaning out the machinery. Had a message, and in consequence went back to Mrs. Milward. He kept the little boy to dinner, and sent a man with the little boy with the message. Waited at Mrs. Milward's half an hour, but he did not come. Plaintiff and I walked in Row-street, Macclesfield, to see him. Saw him there. Oneof [One] his men was with him. The first thing I heard him say was, We have been to your house. Plaintiff said, You cannot have been. He appealed to the man, and he said they had. The man then left us. Plaintiff accused him of intend- [intending] ing to go away that evening and not performing his promise. He said, Why should you distress yourself 80 Have I not told you that so long as I have a penny you shall have half of it. She was very much dis- [distressed] tressed [dressed] and wascrying. [was crying] Isaid, [Said] Excuse me, Mr. Littlewood I am a stranger to you, but from the reports that are in circulation, I understand that you are a married man. He said, Iam I am] not a married man, and never was. I never was at church with any woman, but when I do it shall be with you, addressing himself to the plaintiff. He said they might have been married before, and it was her fault that they were not. He said he would have married her from the first, but he would rather not until her husband's affairs were settled, and he thought that was the best. I said Mr. Littlewood, you have disgraced her, and she is of a respectable family ; take her from hence as you have promised to maintain her until you are married. He said he should not take her any where until she was his wife, and then he would take her to Cooper Bridge, in Yorkshire. He then said he would be at her house in half an hour, and he would make the little woman happy and contented before he left her. We went home and waited until half-past ten. He then came in. He asked her What do you want She said, You know you have taken me out of my home, and now you are going to leave me Hesaid, [Head] you, asI [as] have told you before, as long as I have it you shall have it. What can I say more Isn't [In't] 2 man's word to be taken I said, Your promises are very good, but when you are gone what's to be done with her He said, What does she want I said she wanted it down in black and white, that she might get it when he was not there. He said, You've got no paper. I fetched him pen and paper. He laughed and said he could not write. He took up the pen, but put it down again. He said, Tl go to some solicitor, and have a proper agreement drawn up. Defendant turned to plaintiff, and said something about 500 after they were married, as he could not make a will in consequence of some houses he had built. He promised to go with us the next day to Mr. Morris. I then left, leaving defendant there. Went next day, about twelve the time he was to he there, and on inquiry ascertained he had gone by the train at two o'clock, and I never saw him after- [afterwards] wards. Mrs. Milward was in a most distressing state after this, and two or three times I prevented her mak- [make- making] ing a sacrifice of her own life. Cross-examined.-She had once something in a cup, which I believe she would have taken had I not pre- [prevented] vented her. I did not know what it was, but I inquired of her, and she said it was something to destroy her- [herself] self. I threw it away two or three times she was so excited that I thought she would destroy herself. My husband is a clerk, and has nearly 2 a week. The shawl I wear I bought about two months ago. Plain- [Plaintiff] tiff first told me of her engagement about a fort- [fortnight] night or three weeks before she came to her house. Mr. Isaac Eucas.-I [Lucas.-I] am auctioneer and sheriff's officer at Bollington, and know plaintiff's father, who is a large corn-dealer. Have known defendant about six or seven years from his attending my sale. He has called at my house two or three times. Always understood him to be a sitgle [single] man, and a man of property. Remember seeing him in Macclesfield-place about November last, and he asked me why I had not been selling Wood's machinery. Said he had purchased a large quantity there, and was engaged taking it down. Hesaid [Head] Have you heard lam going to be married I said, No. He said, Iam; Am] I am going to be married to an old neighbour of yours, Mrs. Milward. Isaid, [Said] Oh that's all on. He said, No, it's not; but he said Some persons have been making mischief by telling her father that I am a married man. He said, You can contradict that. Isaid [Said] I did not know whether he was or not, but that I had always understood he was not. Hesaid, [Head] Iam I am] not married, and I want you to see her father about it, and tell him all you know about me. I said, If I see her father, I will tell him you are a very respectable man. I believed he was a re- [respectable man] spectableman. [respectable] I valued the stock of her house when she disposed of it in December to Mr. Stanscliffe. [Stancliffe] Mr. Knight valued for Stanscliffe, [Stancliffe] and myself for plaintiff. I was present when the money was paid. It was, I be- [believe] lieve, [liver] somewhere over 100. The Wheatsheaf [Wheat sheaf] was in a good situation for business, and sufficient for her to obtain a livelihood. The other tenants retired inde- [ind- independent] pendent from it. Cross-examined.-The defendant was very honourable in his dealings with me. Mr. Serjeant [Sergeant] Jones.-Of course I don't say my client is not honourable in his dealings. The Judge-In machinery. (A laugh.) Thomas Fisher, of the firm of Fisher and Sons, auc- [au- auctioneers] tioneers, [Auctioneers] Manchester, spoke to the respectability of the defendant, and that he was carrying on an extensive bu- [business] siness [sines] with apparently a large amount of capital. This closed the plaintiff's case. Mr. Serjeant [Sergeant] Jones addressed the jury at great length on behalf of the defendant, contending that the evi- [vi- evidence] dence [dene] for the plaintiff was so improbable that the jury could not believe it. He should show that the plaintiff had thrown herself on the defendant, and after she knew he was a married man had surrendered her virtue, so that in point of fact she was not entitled to even the smallest amount of damages. He then called the fol- [following] lowing witnesses - Joseph Wilson was called and examined by Serjeant [Sergeant] Jones.-I am a mechanic, and reside at Oldham. In November last I was lodging at the Wheatsheaf. [Wheat sheaf] Went there on the 2nd of November. I slept in a two-bedded room. Recollect the defendant coming there on Satur- [Star- Saturday] day, the 3rd. He slept in the same room as me. I left on the 5th, having slept there on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I then went into lodgings. I stayed in Macclesfield a fortnight, but went every night to the Wheatsheaf, [Wheat sheaf] and sometimes two or three times a-day. Littlewood was there every night except one. We went to bed together, he sleeping in one bed and I in the other. On the second night, after I put the candle out, Mrs. Milward entered the room, and came to de- [defendant] fendant's [defendant's] bedside and said, Are you warm, do you want more clothes over you He said, No, I am warm enough. She did not speak to me, but left the room. They got very thick before this, and kept smiling at each other. (Laughter.) I have known the defendant ten years. Plaintiff asked me on the 6th, after dinner, if I knew Mr. Littlewood, and I said Yes, and have done for ten years. She enquired if he was a married man, and I said Yes, and he has two daugh- [day- daughters] ters, [tees] one nearly twenty years of age. Nothing more passed that day. I observed that they appeared to be getting very loving. (A laugh.) She asked me several times if he was married, and I said he was. She said, Married or not married, I'll keep his company. They kept talking and chaffing together; they remained friendly all the time I was there I mean by friendly, that they were very loving. Cross-examined by Mr. Evans.-I was pulling down machinery at Manchester for my master, Mr. Hilton, who is of the same trade as Littlewood. My master had bought some, and Littlewood the other. It was on Sunday night that inquiry was made by the landlady. It was not half a minute after I had put the candle out that she entered. Paid particular attention to the date, because she asked me the question. Told Mr. Little wood of it the same day, and he said it was quite right that I had told her. I had never seen her before Friday night. She asked me the same question on three suc- [such- successive] cessive [excessive] nights. I don't know why she asked so often, but she said, Are yousure [you sure] he is married It was asked me every time by myself. I don't know the street or the house where I went afterwards to lodge. 'The house was kept by a man and his wife. I was shown to the house by the landlord. Mr. Evans.-Do you know any single person in this living world who saw you in Macclesfield, ee, Mrs. Milward-(laughter)-and Little- [Little we] we Re-examined.-The landlord I speak of kept a jerry shop. The reason why I went into lodgings was that I did not like to live at a public-house. Would show Mr. Evans the house where I lodged, if he would go with me to Macclesfield. Left Macclesfield when I had com-. pleted [plated] my work. Peninale [Peninsula] Littlewood.-I am the wife of Thomas Lit- [Lit] tlewood, [Littlewood] brother of defendant. We keep the Royal Oak, in Oldham, and have kept it eleven earn the Ton of last November. On the 22nd of November two women came to my house-Mra. [house-Mr] Slack and the plaintiff. The latter spoke to me first, and asked me if Henry Littlewood was there. I said, He is in Yorkshire with his wife and family. She was a stranger to me then. She looked very earnestly at me, and I said, Can't you believe me I said his own sister was in the cellar and I would call her up. She came up, and she said he was a married man and had two children. They sat down to a glass, and I sent my master to them. I had no more conversation with them. Davenport was there, and I heard one of them tell him that if he would go with them, and show them where Henry was they would pay his expenses. They all wentaway. [went away] Cross-examined.-They at first asked me if Henry was there, and I said he was in Yorkshire with his wife and family. The reason why I told them he wasa [was] marricd [married] man was that they were strangers. I thought that they had no business there. Thought it was in consequence of defendant's frolics that they had come there. Samuel Davenport.-I am a machine broker, living at Oldham. Recollect being at the Royal Oak on the 22nd of November, and seeing two women come there and speak to Mrs. Littlewood. One of them asked if Henry Littlewood lived there. Mrs. Littlewood said, No. They then asked if he was a married man. She said he was. Afterwards accompanied them to Manchester, where I met the defendant and had some drink at the Brunswick Hotel. The plaintiff asked the defendant to go to Macclesfield, and I said, No, Mistress, that won't do, he is a married man. She said it made no dif- [if- difference] ference [France] to her if he was a married man, she would be where he was. She asked him many times to go to Macclesfield. Mr. Serjeant [Sergeant] Jones.-What appeared to you to be her object in coming to Manchester Witness.-Why she wanted a sweetheart. (Laughter.) They were as thick as two courters could be. Defendant did not deny before me that he was married. She did not blow him up at all, but pressed him to go with her. I never heard anything about his brother wanting his money. The other woman appeared as spirited as could be. Did not hear defendant threatened with plaintiff's father. Nothing of an angry or unpleasant kind passed between the women and Littlewood. He promised to go to Macclesfield to get shut of her, because she kept telling him he must go with her. Went in com- [company] pany [any] with defendant to Macclesfield, and joined him in the purchase of the machinery. I took a bed for us both at the Derby Arms. I missed defendant at nine o'clock, and he did not come home that night. Went in search of him the following morning, and found him at the Wheatsheaf. [Wheat sheaf] He was without his coat, and had on a pair of plaid slippers. I said, Really, mistress, this is a shame to 'cower' here with a married man. She said she did not want any noise, and I must be off. I went away. I stayed at Macclesfield three nights, The next night defendant stayed out again, and on the following morning I went in search of him again, and found him at the Wheat- [Wheat sheaf] sheaf. Reproached Mrs. Milward again for her conduct. She seized the poker and drove me out of the house. Mr. Serjeant [Sergeant] Jones replied upon this evidence, and Mr. Evans replied upon the whole of the defendant's case. The learned Judge went over the whole of the evi- [vi- evidence] dence, [dene] leaving three questions to the jury-first, did the defendant promise marriage; secondly, at the time he so promised, did the plaintiff know he was a married man; and, thirdly, had the plaintiff been induced to surrender her chastity in consequence of such promises. If the jury found in favour of the plaintiff on these points, they would say what damages she was entitled to. Ifthe [If the] jury should be of opinion that the plaintiff had surrendered her chastity knowing at the time the defendant was married, she was not entitled to any damages; and if the jury should also be of opinion that she had disposed of the public-house in consequence of her husband's affairs being embarrassed and not owing to the promise of marriage, she was not entitled to damages on that account. The Jury consulted together for half an hour, and then found for the plaintiff on all the issues-Damages, 200. CORRESPONDENCE. NIGHT BROILS IN HUDDERSFIELD. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE. Srr,-I [Sir,-I] do not know whether your correspondent, Abraham North, is in the pay of the night watch-a cir- [circumstance] cumstance [cum stance] by no means improbable, if the allegations lately preferred by the entire body of solicitors in this town, against the police, be true-but of this I am cer- [er- certain] tain, that he is very unscrupulous in his statements, and that to me his letter reads like the special pleading of a barrister who is paid to defend a felon. He would have you believe that the disturbances, oaths, and fightings which I complained of, never transpired, but, instead of them, some temporary brawl, which, at his signal, was instantly put down by the watch. I assure you this is untrue and that these disturbances continued more or less, throughout the night, and closed between four and five o'clock with the infamous scene I described in my former letter. It unfortunately happened that I had two ladies staying at my house at this time, one of whom was in a very precarious state of health and the riots of that night so increased her nervous disorder, that she dreaded to retire to rest during the remainder of the time she stayed with me, and she is still suffering from the effects of it. Abraham North's version of the story is, therefore, a fabrication, and I think, Sir, you know me sufficiently well to believe that I am as inca- [incapable] pable [able] of falsehood as I am unlikely to have any pique against the watchmen. And as to the efficiency of these men, upon which Abraham North lays so much stress, I can only say I wish it would manifest itself in some practical form, and by preserving the public peace allow me to sleep quietly in my bed. These disturbances, however, are of almost nightly occurrence. On several occasions since my former letter, for instance from eleven to twelve o'clock on Tues- [Tuesday] day night lasi, [last] I have been compelled to endure these dis- [disgraceful] graceful outrages and I again appeal to the authorities to put a stop to them.-I am, Sir, yours, cIVIS [civil] Huddersfield, August 15, 1850. - NIGHT BROILS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE. Sir,- [Sir] Your correspondents, Civis Civil and 'Civis [Civil] Secun- [Scan- Seconds] dus, [Du, in their communicatians [communications] lately addressed to you on the subject of Night riots in Huddersfield, have not only thought proper to abuse and vilify the night watch, but also, by implication, the worthy magistrates of this locality. Itisa [Its] great pity that your correspondents did not confine themselves more strictly to the truth, and not to have made an effort to injure a poor infirm man, with a large family entirely depending upon him for their support ; and to bear false witness against a neighbour is reprehensible. Secundus [Seconds says, On Sunday night last, soon after twelve o'clock, a most disgusting scene of brutality and riot occurred at the top of High-street, by a party from the Cross-Keys public-house. I was eye-witness to the transaction which there and then took place, and the party who caused the disturbance had no more come out ef the Cross-Keys public-house than out of the parish church. The following is an unvarnished statement of facts -Three men came up High-street, and then con- [concealed] cealed [sealed] themselves in a passage at the top of the said street, and judging they had some motive for doingso, [doing] I waited a few minutes to ascertain, if possible, the object they had in view. In ashort [short] time several Irishmen also came up the said street, who appeared to be walking very agreeably together, and as they were going past the aforesaid the party who had so concealed themselves rushed out of the said e, and pounced upon the Irishmen, and abused them in the most brutal manner. The above are the simple facts; and, as neither the night watch, nor our highly respectable istrates [magistrates] can prevent such occurrences, I cannot see why either of them ought to blamed. I live in the vicinity of the Cross Keys public-house, and desire to bear testimony not only to the honesty, sobriety, and strict morality of the landlord thereof, but also to the attention which he pays to his business in not harbouring drunken, loose, and immoral characters. I think that Civis [Civil] Secundus [Seconds should, in future, be more careful how, and what he writes for a public journal, by having a more strict regard for veracity. I am, sir, your's obediently, FAIR-PLAY. Huddersfield, August 15th, [the] 1850. - THE PAID OFFICERS OF THE IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS. The following letter has been forwarded to us, though as will be seen, it professes to be addressed to the Im- [In- Improvement] provement [improvement] Commissioners.-Ep. Hud. [HUD] Chron. [Chronic] To the Gentlemen Commissioners of the Huddersfield Improvement Act. GENTLEMEN,-In the Morning Chronicle of the 3rd instant is a congratulatory address to the government, for their intention to consolidate the two offices of Registrar of Metropolitan Public Carriages with the office of Commissioners of Police. When I saw this, I thought it was possible for the gentlemen Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners [sinners] of the Huddersfield Improvement Act to justly entitle themselves to a similar compliment from the Huddersfield Chronicle, by uniting or consolidating the two offices of Clerk of the Works and Surveyor. I would suggest the propriety of this measure; and to accomplish it, I would have the Commissioners to give to the present occupants of those two offices one month's notice that their holding those offices should then cease; and in the meantime you should advertise for a person properly qualified to discharge all the duties attached to such offices, and that the salary should be 100 a-year. I could say much more on this subject, but I forbear for the present; and humbly requesting the gentlemen Commissioners to take this subject into their immediate consideration, as the beginning of a reform. , I remain, gentlemen, with much Your most obedient and very humble servant, BARNARD HENRY BROOK. New North-road, August 13th, 1850, Norse.- [Norse] Ratepayers If you wish sincerely for a reform in the management of. this town's affairs, give your votes at the ensuing election to those persons only who have to pay the rates for other persons besides themselves. Never mind the stalking-horse of the 77 gas-question. Those who have to pay both their own rates and a 'number of others will act for both their own and your interest, to the best of their judgments.-B. [judgment.-B] H. B. POLICEMEN VERSUS THE MEMORIALIZING [demoralising] SOLICITORS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE. Srr,-The [Sir,-The] undersigned have every confidence that you will permit the following communication to appear in your Journal of Saturday next, because they feel assured that you will in this case, as in others in which you have been concerned, allow fair play to parties against whom accusa- [accuse- accusations] tions [tins] have been brought in your columns. When the Memorial from the Solicitors of Huddersfield, to the Improvement Commissioners, regarding certain alleged interferences of the Police in the way of reeommend- [recommend- recommending] ing a particular Solicitor to suitors before the magistrates, appeared wice ice] in your columns, we felt that our position under our employers placed us ata [at] great disadvantage, for we had no legitimate means of replying to the allegations therein made except through the Commissioners, to whom the complaint as to our alleged conduct had been addressed and we felt moreover, that when the letter we wrote to the Commissioners in answer to those allegations and in expla- [explain- explanation] nation of the extraordinary means resorted to by Mr. Wm. Dransfield in sustainment of those allegations, was not read at the Commissioners Board, that justice had hardly been done to us under the circumstances, and that we were placed at a greater disadvantage still, for we could not venture to make our explanation public, without a breach of etiquette and a seeming interference with the duties of the Watch Committee, to whom both the memorial and our communication respecting it had been referred. Happily, however, for us, Mr. William Dransfield, who has been mainly instrumental in getting up the said memorial, has relieved us of much of the difficulty we were labouring under, for that gentleman having thought proper to appeal from the Improvement Commissioners to the public through your columns; having, in fact, thought proper to take the matter out of the Commissioners' hands, and make it now a matter solely between ourselves as publie [public] officers, and himself as our accuser, the public being the judges between us, we have now no hesitation to follow him to his new tribunal, as we were ready, as he knows to meet him at his former one-we are glad that Mr. Drans- [Drains- Dransfield] field has thus given us the opportunity. The memorial above spoken of, was mainly promoted as we have before said by Mr. William Dransfield. We have it from several of the most respectable solicitors who signed it, that they did so solely on the faith of Mr. Dransfield's personal representations and assurances for they knew nothing of the alleged transactions complained of. That memorial was, as you are aware, referred to the Watch Committee of the Improvement Commissioners. Before that committee the undersigned both appeared, to answer the allegation made, and to meet our accuser, Mr. Wm. Dransfield. That gentleman was also present, and stated that he had cases which implicated both of the un- [undersigned] dersigned, [signed] and he produced, as his proof, two written let- [letters] ters, [tees] which were nut ever read. But when he produced those letters, he distinctly stated that he did not wish to press the charges, that he did not want to involve either Thomas or Townend, and that 'he should prefer that the investigation was not gone into. n answer, Mr. Thomas (who was present in the Committee-room) twice demanded that the investigation should be gone on with ; but the Committee, after Mr. Dransfield's declarations, ruled otherwise. ; It seems that your report of these proceedings, or your mention of the minute of the Watch Committee regarding them, has induced Mr. Dransfield to write you, and to publish, in your last Chronicle, the two letters which he had prepared for the Watch Committce. [Committee] To these two letters we shall address ourselves. First, as to the case of Mr. Robert Appleton. When tho man who had robbed the shop of Messrs. Harris and Appleton was in custody, and preparations were making for the case to be taken before the magistrates, Serjeant [Sergeant] Townend sent one of Mr. Appleton's young men to Mr. Appleton, to ascertain who his solicitor was, that the necessary communications might be made. Mr. Apple- [Appleton] ton returned with the messenger to the Guildhall, and said he had no particular solicitor, but he would rather that the magistrates should deal with the case summarily, and ' sive [side] the fellow a little imprisonment, and have done with him. Townend rejoined, No, sir, if the case is proved against him, the magistrates will be obliged to commit him for trial to the sessions. The county in that case pays for a solicitor, and you can have yourown. [your own. Mr. Appleton then asked, Well, what is Mr. Barker The answer was, very respectable man, but he perhaps will not like to engage in a single case. Mr. Appleton next enquired, ' [C] Well, who is here (Mr. Freeman was the only solicitor in court.) The answer was, There iz Mr. Freeman, who has already some four or five cases for the sessions. Mr, Appleton then remarked, Very well then, let Mr. Free- [Freeman] man have it. . oo, . Mr. Appleton has fallen into the mistake, in giving his version of this conversation, of representing Mr. Thomas as being present Mr. Thomas was not there-it was one of the night constables. . We next come to the case of Mr. John North. Heanng [Hang] that Mr. Dransfield had, through representations, induce Mr. North's son to put his name to a document affecting us, we waited upon both Mr. North, sen., and Mr. North, jun., and those gentlemen were kind enough to give us the following letters, which we duly forwarded to the Improve- [Improvement] ment [men] Commissioners, in the hope that they would reach the public throwSh [throw] the same channel as the allegations against us obtained publicity - (Copy. Huddersfield, July 25, 1850. TO THE WATCH COMMITTEE OF THE HUDDERSFIELD IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS. GENTLEMEN,-I beg most distinctly to state that no attempt was made in any way whatever, on the part of any of the policemen, to influence me in the choice of an attorney, as I employed Mr. Freeman of my own accord, and not from the recommendation of any other party. JOHN NORTH. (Copy. ; Mr. Dransfield called upon me last Monday, and wished me to sign puper, [upper] stating that Thomas and Townend had had to do with employing Mr. Freeman, which was, as far as I knew, to be correct. Since then my father has come home, and when I asked about it, he informs me that he met with Mr. Freeman, and he asked him to allow him to conduct the case fur him, and the two policemen men- [mentioned] tioned [toned] above had nothing to do with it. JOHN NortH, [North] jun. Huddersfield, July 24, 1850. We have now, sir, we think, pretty well disposed of the only two cases named out of the several allegations Mr. William Dransfield was the means of affixing on our cha- [ca- character] racter, [Carter] and now we have to ask, what right has Mr. Drans- [Drains- Dransfield] field to complain, supposing his allegations against us had been true, as they are not. We shall not here argue the question as to whether it is legitimate for a constable to recommend a particular solicitor to suitors, but we ask, supposing such a proceeding to be as wrong as Mr. William Dransfield could wish it to be, what right has Mr. Draas- [Draws- Dransfield] field to complain of such a practice If Mr. Dransfield holds this proceeding in such wholesome dread, and if he always repudiates the interference of constables in the choice of attornies, [attorneys] how does it happen that Mr. Dransfield so often appears as solicitor in the case, without engagement or instruction of any kind from the prosecutor There was the case for 'assault with intent recently, from Almondbury Mr. Dransfield ap- [appeared] peared [pared] in that. Did he get his instructions from the pro- [prosecutrix] secutrix [prosecutrix Did the constable in that case content himself with recommending Mr. Dransfield And, sir, on Saturday last, the very day on which Mr. Dransfield's letter had pub- [publicity] licity [city] in your pages, he appeared before the magistrates as prosecuting attorney against the parties for robbery. In relation to that case we beg attention to the following cer- [er- certificate] titoate, [situate] signed by the prosecutor himself that self-same ay. (Copy. ) I hereby certify that J a not engage Mr. Dransfield for the prosecution against Balmforth and Pearson. his BENJAMIN GARSIDE, mark, Huddersfield, August 10, 1850. Perhaps Mr. Dransfield can tell who did engage him- [him who] who instructed him and perhaps he can also say whether he always discountenances the interference or recommen- [recommend- recommendations] dations [nations] of constables. It may be that Mr. Dransfield has no objection to these, either of them, when they will enable him to appear in cases without even the knowledge of the prosecutor. Leaving Mr. Dransfield for the present to enjoy his position in this controversy, we will in conclusion, have a few words on the general question. The parties who signed the memorial complain that nearly the whole of the business before the magistrates falls into the hands of one solicitor and they attribute that fact to some supposed influence exercised by the police. We do not wonder at many of the respectable names which appear to that memorial being apbended [appended] to it, for their signatures were given on the faith of the representations of others; but there are names appended to that memorial whose bearers could assign a far different reason from that alleged, for their loss of magisterial business-inattention to the cases placed in their hands, and the non-payment of the expenses of witnesses for months after they have been re- [received] ceived [received] from the county treasurer, will cause a loss of practice to attornies [attorneys] much more effectually than the inter- [interference] ference [France] or recommendations of policemen. Not long at the York Assizes, one of the memorialising solicitors was called in both courts and did not make his appearance for upwards of an hour and a half after the case had been entered upon. Search was of course made for him, and he was found in bed. At the last Bradford Sessions, Mr. Dransfield himself left his case without any one in charge of it, and Mr. Thomas, in addition to giving evidence and looking after the witnesses, had also to instruct counsel, and suggest important points (not in the brief)-which suggestions, in our opinion, tended to insure the prisoner's conviction. Another of the memorialising solicitors, some time ago, offered one of our officers 5s. for every two cases he could procure him; and no longer since than the Satur- [Star- Saturday] day following the presentation of the memorial, another memorialist [memorial] asked Mr. Thomas to send a case to his office. Therefarealsocases where witnessesin [witnesses in] prosecutions, conduct- [conducted] ed bysomeof [bosom] the memorialists, [memorials] havenot [haven] had the county allow- [allowance] ance [once] paid to them for months after thesame [the same] hasbeen [has been] received by the prosecuting solicitor. In our humble opinion if any respectable solicitor will but be constant in his attendance before the magistrates, be diligent and active in the getti [get] up of hiscases, [his cases] be present and attentive in the conducting the trial, pay the witnesses their full cownty [county] allowance as soon as the trial is over if any of therespectablememorializing solici- [solicit- solicitors] tors will but do this, they will not longer have to complain of the business all falling into the hands of one man who does follow the course indicated; nor will they have any cause to fear either the interference or the recommenda- [recommend- recommendations] tions [tins] of policemen. e are, a Pe res Y THOMAS, Superinte [Superintend] WILLIAM TOWN END, Senet, [Sent] of the Police, under. the Huddersfield Improvement ; ommissic [commission . Police-office, Huddersfield, August 15, 1850, The whole number of vesse [vessel] i i Atlantic ports for those of Cali ae ned Bae [Be] the covery [cover] of gold in that region, is 1257. The eer [er] nage, [age] of these vessels is very nearly 400,000 tons, and had a nal [al] existed not one of them would have doubled Cape