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8 THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1850. IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. Tuesday, August 13. The London-bridge Approaches Bill was read a second time, and the General Board of Health (No. 3) Bill passed mmittee. [committee] the co RIVILEGE [PRIVILEGE] IN CONNECTION WITH THE LIVEB- [LIVER- LIBERAL] BREACH OF FP POOL WATER-WORKS BILL. Lord MoNTEAGLE [Eagleton] then detailed the circumstances con- [counted] ted with the subscription of false signatures to the Petition against the Liverpool Corporation Water-works Bal, [Ba] and concluded by moving resolutions which declared that Mr. C. Green and Mr. M. A. Gage, the presenters of the petition, had been guilty of a gross breach of privilege. he Lord Chancellor and Lord Beaumont supported the resolutions, which were carried unanimously. After some conversation, Mr. Green and Mr. Gage were called in, and asked if they had anything to say in expla- [explain- explanation] nation or extenuation of their conduct. The former de- [declared] clared [Clare] his innocence, and asked to be heard by counsel and witnesses, which, however, was refuse He then entered into an exculpatory statement, the gist of which was that there was a very short time in which to get up the petition, and that the fictitious signatures were not discovered un within thirty-six hours of the time at which it was pee sary [say] to present it. Mr. Gage also defended himself, an said that the charge was the result of a deep-laid con- [conspiracy] spiracy [piracy] in Liverpool in order to defeat the petition. On the motion of the Lord Chancellor, a fortnight's im- [in- imprisonment] prisonment [imprisonment] was inflicted for this breach of privilege, and they were both handed over to the custody of the Black Rod to be removed to Newgate. ALLEGED PERSECUTION OF PROTESTANT MINISTERS IN IRELAND. to her Majesty's RovEN [Oven] then put a question er Majes [Makes] athens [Athens] certain alleged religious persecutions of Pro- [Protestant] testant [distant] ministers and others in Ireland. The Marquis of LANSDOWNE attributed the origin of the disputes to which the noble earl had called attention to rsons [Sons] who, no doubt actuated by great zeal, had endea- [end- endeavoured] voured [poured] to give the religion which they professed what was called in Scotland an aggressive character among a population the majority of whom were opposed to their views. Every effort had been and en continue to be made by the government to repress outrage. ; The Pda [Da] Outrage Act (Ireland) Continuance Bill and the Friendly Societies Bill were passed, and the other bills on the table having been forwarded a stage, the house adjourned. Wednesday, August 14. The royal assent was given by commission fo a number of bills, including the bill empowering the Liverpool, Crosby, and Southport Railway Company, to lease or sell their line to the Lancashire and Yorkshire Company. THE LATE POSTAL REGULATIONS. Lord CAMPBELL said he understood that the commis- [comms- commissioners] sioners [sinners] appointed to consider the late postal regulations had presented their report. He begged to express the greatest satisfaction at the recommendations contained in that report. He believed that it would goa [go] considerable way to remove the evils which had been so sensibly felt for some weeks, ifnot [into] months. Hesaid [Head] nothing of the social evils to which they had given rise, but he begged leave, as one of the judges of the land, to state that the late regulations had a tendency, with respect to the administration of criminal justice, to obstruct works of necessity and mercy. (Hear, hear While the late assizes were going forward it was often of the greatest importance that communications should be made to the judges respecting cases that were coming on for trial, and also with respect to cases that had been tried; but, in consequence of the recent regulations, all communications of that sort for twenty-four hours were entirely cut off. (Hear, hear.) He and his colleague, Mr. Justice Williams, thinking that a dispensation might be granted by authority in the case of her Majesty's judges, made an application to that effect ; but the postmaster, highly to his credit, refused to make any exception, stating that he had received positive orders that no letters should be delivered to any one. He (Lord Campbell) honoured him for his strict obedience to the commands he had received. But it might have happened that in consequence of this refusal persons whose cases were coming on for trial were deprived of evidence that was ma- [material] terial [trial] to show their innocence and that persons who had been convicted were cut off from receiving that mercy to which they were entitled. (Hear, hear.) He rejoiced exceedingly therefore that those regulations which, in his opinion, had a direct tendency to lead to the desecra- [decrease- desecration] tion [ion] of the Sabbath, were now to be given up. Noone [Noon] felt more sincerely than he did the high importance of the religious observance of the Sunday but he believed that that observance would be much more effectually pro- [promoted] moted [noted] by the new regulations which he understood the Government were about to put in force, than by the late re- [regulations] gulations. [regulations] (Hear.) Lord MONTEAGLE [EAGLETON] expressed his concurrence in the senti- [sent- sentiments] ments [rents] of his noble and learned friend. Their lordships then adjourned till Friday at twelve. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Friday, August 9. The Speaker took the chair at twelve o'clock in the new house, and after the presentation of several petitions, Mr. gave notice of a motion for next Session, relative to the Manufacturers and Dealers in Home Made pirits. [spirits] The Friendly Societies' Bill was re-committed, with the exception of a clause regarding salaries and expenses. In answer to Mr. J. A. Smith, The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER consented to in- [insert] sert [rest] the words to the widower, widow, or child of such member, in the 3rd clause, by which a serious objection to the bill would be removed. CRIME AND OUTRAGE (IRELAND) BILL. On the motion for going into committee on this bill, Mr. REYNOLDS moved as an amendment, that the house go into committee on this day three months. Mr. Georce [George] THOMPSON opposed the bill as unconsti- [Unionist- unconstitutional] tutional. [national] Mr. AGLIONBY [AGONY] said he should support the bill. Mr. T. O'BRIEN opposed the bill, as did Mr. ANSTEY. Sir GrorcE [Grocer] Grey, in a speech of some length, urged that the bill was necessary, as murders were committed in the open day, without the population giving the slightest assistance in the apprehension of the offenders. Mr. W. J. Fox anticipated no good from the bill, and should, therefore, oppose it. Mr. StaFFoRD, [Stafford] whilst opposing the bill, violently as- [assailed] sailed the government for their conduct in respect to several bills, particularly the Landlord and Tenant Bill. A discussion followed in which Mr. John O'Connell, Sir B. Hall, Mr. M'Cullagh, [M'Cull] and other members engaged. The house then divided, when there appeared for going into committee 82, against it 34-majority 48. The house then went into committee on the bill,-on the first clause Mr. Moore moved that the operation of the bill be restricted to one year. After a lengthened discussion. Lord JOHN RUssELL [Russell] said he could not agree to the proposed limita- [limits- limitation] tion. [ion] In answer to Mr. Sharman Crawford, Lord John Russell stated that it certainly was the intention of government to introduce a measure next session upon the subject of the relations between Landlord and Tenant. The comittee [committee] then divided, when there appeared for the amendment 34, against it 7,-majority 41. The third reading was fixed for Monday. The house adjourned at five o'clock. THE INSURRECTION IN CEPHALONIA. [CEYLON] At the evening sitting, Mr. Hume renewed his motion for an address to the crown to appoint a royal commission to proceed to the Ionian Islands to inquire into the causes of the disturbances of Cephalonia, [Ceylon] into the measures taken by Sir H. Ward to restore peace, and generally into the causes of discontent in these islands, and the best means of promoting their welfare. Mr. Hawes complained of the view of the case to Sir H. Ward, who had not, he said, forgotten those principles of constitutional liberty by which he had won a reputation in that house, and would win reputation in the Ionian Islands. He should disclose a state of things there which had been suppressed in all the discussions of this subject; and Mr. Hawes proceeded to show the enormities perpetrated during the insurrection- [insurrection an] an event which could be attributed to no act of Sir H. Ward, who, when it broke out, was occupied in the consi- [cons- consideration] deration [duration] of the civil reforms promised to the islanders. e proclamation of martial law was the necessary conse- [cone- consequence] quence [Queen] of this insurrection; but that the high commissioner, while he had exerted considerable vigour, had not abused the large powers committed to him, he appealed to the testimony of the senate. When the rebellion was sup- [suppressed] pressed Sir H. Ward resumed the consideration of the meditated reforms, all of which had been carried into effect; and Mr. Hawes taxed Mr. Hume with want of can- [candour] dour towards an absent friend in withholding this fact. He 'vindicated the conduct of the British government towards the Ionians, who enjoyed a better government, and larger and more liberal measuress [measures] of reform than they could have expected from any other protecting power. Mr. Bricut [Brit] justified the course pursued by Mr. Hume. et Z Eight ek Shores in answer to the allega- [illegal- illegal] i of Mr 4 and concluded by inti [into] i isi [is] - 08 a oppose ee motion. y bisinten [intent] r several other members had addressed for and against the motion, the house divided whee the proposition was aoe [are] by 84 to 13. r. LABOUCHERE [LABOURER] obtained leave to bring j i consolidate the laws relating to officers ond [and] Soran [Oran] hati [hat] nie [nine] 3 and ihe [the] CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER ring in a bill to continue the act for ding savings banks a ireland. [Ireland] amen the law Certain bills were advanced a stage, and the other business having been disposed of, the house adjourned at two o'clock. injustice done by a partial Monday, August 19, The Crime and Outrage Act (Ireland) Continuance Bill was read a third time and passed fompt [prompt] by Mr. G. Thompson, supported by Mr. Moore, Mr. M. J. Mr. W. Williams, and Sir A. Armstrong, to arrest it. Several other bills were read a third time and passed, or rw a stage. THE WIDOW AND SON OF THE LATE RAJAH OF SATTARA. [SATYR] In reply to a question Mr. Home, t b Sir J. explained the arrangements made by the late Sir J. Carnac [Canal] with reference to a provision for the widow and adopted son of the late Rajah of Sattara, [Satyr] and stated that the sum finally fixed upon was three times the amount originally proposed, namely, 12,000 a year. He to the rajah's private property, he be loo imo, and he had wuitten [written] to Lord Falkland, at Bombay, who 'would probably enquiry into the subject. THE RIVER PLATE. - to Mr. SMYTHE, ERSTON [ASTON] said, it had ' Sie [Sir] ent [end] with General Rosas [Roses] tthe [the] go habs [has] however, proceeding stein nda [and] eo eet [et] slightest ground of os, tL 0, ane [an] that there vine Dai. [Da] precension [prevention] 48 to the lives subjects residing eA 4 , after an ineffectual at-- hours this session, being 109 hours more than it had sat last session, yet it had passed fewer bills. Lord J. RUSSELL, in replying to Sir B. Hall, observed that the house despatched an amount of public business of which no other assembly in the world offered an example, and he thought it a matter of some surprise that the house should nate [ate] ge epee this to get through 2 many important bills. e sugges [suggest] reasons why the progres. [progress] of tion [ion] was slower now than formerly; an ie thought the public had no ground to be dissatisfied va the attention paid by that house to the interests of the nation, with its capacity for business, or with the measures ' Me RIGHT and Mr. Stafford made 'some remarks upon certain topics which had been under discussion during the session; and Sir B. Hall withdrew the motion with which he had concluded his speech. CEYLON. Mr. Hume moved that the evidence taken before the Ceylon Committee be printed, urging the inexpediency, in such a case, of referring it to the Government. Mr. Hawes opposed the motion. The proposition for publishing the evidence had been considered and negatived by the committee. He was most anxious that the evidence should be laid before the house, but it would be unjust to do so before the party had an opportunity of affording ex- [explanations] planations. [plantations] He moved, asan [asa] amendment, that the evi- [vi- evidence] dence [dene] be referred to the Secretary of State for the Colonies and the members of her Majesty's Government. Mr. NEWDEGATE [NEWGATE] asked what right the committee had to suppress the evidence. There might be reasons for not printing it, but the inference would be inevitable that the Government either had been for two years ignorantly sanctioning atrocities, or were cognizant of and approved them. Sir J. WALMSLEY explained the reasons which induced him as a member of the committee, to modify his opinion upon this subject. Mr. M'CULLaGH [M'Cull] opposed the motion. The house should not violate a rule respecting confidential communications which was observed in courts of justice. No good could be attained by the premature publication of this evidence without explanation. After some observations from Mr. VILLIERS and Mr, BRIGHT, Sir J. Hocc [Hock] complained that a discussion as to the con- [conduct] duct of Lord Torrington should have been raised upon a motion for printing the evidence-a course which was un- [unfair] fair to the individual and to the house and he condemned the reception of the confidential correspondence by the committee. He supported the amendment. Mr. HumE [Home] having withdrawn his motion, the amendment was agreed to. The house adjourned at half-past eight o'clock. . Wednesday, August 14. Mr. SANDARS [SANDERS] presented a petition from Wakefield, from the Order of Oddfellows, praying for a legal protection against fraud on the part of their trustees, servants, and others, and that this may be effected without destroying the unity of the difterent [different] lodges. THE LATE POSTAL REGULATIONS, Mr. THORNELY [thinly] asked when would the report of the committee on the late Post-office regulations be laid on the table and whether the government contemplated a return to the previous system Mr. LABOUCHERE [LABOURER] said the report cf the committee had just been printed and laid before the house, but the govern- [government] ment [men] could not take any measures respecting it until they had duly considered its contents. THE NATIONAL LAND SCHEME. Mr. F. O'Connor begged leave to put a question to the Speaker affecting the privileges of the house. He wished to know whether, when a member of that house had been named chairman of a committee appointed to investigate a question affecting the funds of several thousands of poor people, and indirectly involving the character of a member of that house, it was parliamentary, or gentlemanly, or honourable, or honest, in the chairman so appointed to pay out of his own pocket for information from a witness whom he dared not bring regularly and openly before the com- [committee] mittee. [matter] (Oh, ob ) The SPEAKER had had no notice of the question (hear, hear), but he would generally say that he saw no reason why a member of a committee might not, if he pleased, pay out of his own pocket fur information that he fairly thought likely to be of service to the committee. (Hear, hear.) Mr. HayYTER [Hatter] felt bound to say a word. (No, No.) The hon. gentleman-so called,-(Order, order.) 'Will the hon. gentleman- [gentleman] Mr. F. O'Conner interposed something about swindling and juggling, we did not collect what, for which he was at once called to order. The SPEAKER called upon Mr. Hayter to withdraw the expression he had just made use of, which was at once done, and there the matter dropped. Mr. Aglionby [Agony] gave notice that early next session he should move for leave to bring in a bill for the compulsory enfranchisement of copyholds. [copyhold] The house, being summoned by the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod, went to the House of Peers to hear the Royal assent given to certain acts which have passed both houses. The Speaker having returned and resumed the chair, Colonel SIBTHORP [THORPE] gave notice that he should call the caused by the sittings commencing at varying and uncertain hours of the afternoon. The house adjourned at half-past three o'clock. ---- PROROGATION PARLIAMENT. PROGRESS OF HER MAJESTY FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE. Notwithstanding the unfavourable aspect of the weather, the route from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Par- [Parliament] liament [Parliament] was lined at an early hour by crowds anxious to obtain a view of her Majesty on her progress to prorogue parliament. Shortly after eleven o'clock, a strong body of police took up their position along the whole route, in order to keep the line clear, in which duty they were assisted by a squadron of the Ist [Its] Life Guards, posted at intervals. Along Parliament-street and Whitehall, the windows and balconies were crowded with groups of well- [wildest] dressed ladies. Stands also were erected at various points. In the Park the crowd was very great, though not so humerous [numerous] as on some former occasions, but consisting chiefly of well-dressed and respectable people. Round the Palace-gates the crowd assembled in great numbers. At a quarter before two o'clock her Majesty left the Palace, and the royal cortege took its way down St. James's-walk, through the Horse Guards, and down Whitehall and Parliament-street, to the houses of parliament. The cortege consisted of six royal carriages, each drawn by six horses, containing the officers of the household and the ladies in waiting, and the royal state carriage, drawn by eight horses, escorted by the gentlemen pensioners, and by a squadron of the 2nd Life Guards. In the carriage with her Majesty and Prince Albert were seated the Duchess of Sutherland, Mistress of the Robes, and the Duke of Nor- [Norfolk] folk, Master of the Horse. Her Majesty looked remark- [remarkably] ably well. Her dress was of silver lace over white satin ; she wore a stomacher and a tiara of diamonds. The Prince was dressed in the uniform of a field-marshal. The cheering at various parts of the route was loud and enthu- [tenth- enthusiastic] siastic, [sciatic] which her Majesty and Prince Albert graciously acknowledged by repeatedly bowing, and both appeared much gratified at those marks of loyalty and attachment. At the Horse Guards the band of the Ist [Its] Life Guards was stationed in their state uniforms, which, as the royal car- [carriage] riage [ridge] passed, struck up the National Anthem the guard presented arms; and the cheering at this point rose to an enthusiastic pitch. Down Whitehall the crowd was im- [in- immense] mense, [sense] and her Majesty's reception was no less loyal. A salute of 21 guns announced her arrival at the houses of parliament, where she was received by a guard of honour ot the Coldstream Guards, accompanied by their band. Her Majesty alighted and entered the house by the Victoria Tower amid a flourish of trumpets, and immediately pro- [proceeded] ceeded [needed] to robe. --- HOUSE OF LORDS. Thursday, August 15. The doors of the House of Lords were thrown open to 'the public a few minutes after twelve o'clock, when the in- [interior] terior [terror] of their Lordships' magnificent Chamber began to fill rapidly with Peeresses, and the other ladies who had the privilege of the entree beyond the bar. The grand en- [entrance] trance-lobbies [lobbies] and approaches along which her Majest, [Majesty] passes to the robing room, together with the strangers' gal- [gallery] ery, [very] were also thronged with elegantly dressed ladies, whose gay attire and matchless beauty added greatly to the splendour of the spectacle. There was scarcely a seat which was not occupied by a lady or gentleman attired in fanciful costume. The Nepaulese [Naples] Ambassador, his two brothers, and suite, arrived shortly after one The Ambassador himself was conducted to a seat on the Bishops' benches, which were devoted to the corps di- [diplomatic] plomatique, [diplomatic] while his two brothers and the rest of his suite took up a position at the end of the side gallery on the left of the throne. His Excellency the re- [representative] of the American Republic at thé [the] Court of St. James's was early in attendance. The Duke of Wellington, attired in a field marshal's uniform, and attended by a couple of young ladies dressed in mourning, entered the house about a quarter-past one. His grace, who was warmly greated [greater] by many of the rs present, seemed to be in the enjoyment of excellent health. He politely, and with almost an air of youthful gallantry, conducted his fair charges to a seat on the front benches, and then retired to the foot of the throne, where he entered into conversation with some of the officers of the guards who were on duty in guarding the immediate entrances to the chamber. His shortly afterwards appeared again in the body of the ouse [use] wearing his ducal robes, and surrounded by Lords Monteagle, [Eagleton] le, Talbot, Mountcashel, [mountable] Devon, Overstone, and other peers, who wore the collars ard [ad] insignias of the various orders to which they belong. After a short conversation, his & few minutes afterwards, left his noble colleagues and walked leisurely round the house, recognising many of the ladies present, with whom he ap to be a universal favourite, and th many of whom he shook hands with untiring perse- [persevere] -ee. The Turkish Ambassador, attended bya [by] numerous urbaned urban] attaches, came in about one, fcllowed [followed] by corps Ot. . Germans, the Earl of Zetland, and the the Earl b. ricarde. [Richard] A few minutes before two o'clock, tis [is] of Cla. [Cl] nr took his seat on the Woolsack, [Wool sack] when Chance. -n impressive manner by the Bishop prayers were read inw [in] 'usion [union] of prayers, the number of of Hereford. Atthecont,. [Account] -nted [noted] by the arrival of Lord Peers in their seate [state] was augme. [ague] -v uniform the Marquis Foley, who was dressed in a milita, [militia] ice of the Common of e, the new Lord Chief Jw. -f the Queen's Pleas (Sir J. Jervis), the Lord Chief Justice v. Bench, and several other of her Majesty's Judgw. [Judge] 2 attention of the house next session to the inconvenience Lord . John Russell was also present, and occupied a seat in the Usher of the Black 's box. A few minutes after two o'clock, the booming of cannon, occasioned by the firing of a royal salute, announced the approach of her Majesty. The echo of the guns had scarcely died away in the distance, before a slight com- [commotion] motion near to the house, and a flourish of trumpets, put everybody on the tiptoe of excitement and expectation for the arrival of her Majesty. At about a quarter past two, her Majesty, preceded by the officers of the househald, [household] the Duke of Wellington carrying the Sword of State, the Mar- [Marquis] quis [quin] of Lansdowne the Crown and Cushion, and the Earl of Zetland the Cap of Maintenance, entered the house on the right hand of the throne, Royal Highness the Prince Albert. Her Majesty was attended by the Duchess of Sutherland, as Mistress of the Robes, and Lady Jocelyn. As her Majesty entered the house, her subjects rose, and remained standing till her Majesty commanded them to be seated, after she had ascended the throne. Her Majesty then commanded the Usher of the Black Rod to summon the House of Commons to appear at the bar of the house. This was immediately done by that officer, and after the lapse of a few minutes the Speaker, attended by the Usher of the Black Rod, the Serjeant-at-Arms, [Sergeant-at-Arms] and a numerous body of the mem- [men- members] bers [bees] of the House of Commons, attended at the bar in obedience to the commands of her Majesty. The SPEAKER of the COMMONS next addressed her Majesty, presenting their last. bill of Supply, and assuring her Majesty of the fidelity and loyalty of her Commons. Several bills were then presented and received the royal assent, after which the Lord Chancellor advanced to the feet of the Throne, and handed to her majesty a copy of the royal speech, which she proceeded to read in a clear and distinct tone of voice, to the following effect - HER MAJESTY'S SPEECH. My Lorps [Corps] and GENTLEMEN, I have the satisfaction of being able to release you from the duties of a laborious session. The assiduity and care with which you have applied yourself to the business which required your attention merit my cordial approbation. The Act for the better government of my Australian Colonies will, I trust, improve the condition of those rising communities. It will always be gratifying to me to be able to extend the advantages of representative institutions, which form the glory and happiness of my people, to colo- [cool- colonies] nies [ties] inhabited by men who are capable of exercising, with benefit to themselves, the privileges of freedom. It has afforded me great satisfaction to give my assent to the Act which you have passed for the improvement of the merchant naval service of this country. It is, I trust, calculated to promote the welfare of every class connected with this essential branch of the national interest. The Act for the gradual discontinuance of interments within the limits of the metropolis, is in conformity with those enlightened views which have for their object the improvement of the public health. I shall watch with interest the progress of measures relating to this important subject. I have given my cordial assent to the Act for the exten- [extent- extension] sion of the elective franchise in Ireland. I look to the most beneficial consequences from a measure which has been framed with a view to give to my people in Ireland a fair participation in the benefits of our representative system. T have observed with the greatest interest and satisfac- [satisfaction- satisfaction] tion [ion] the measures which have been adopted with a view to the improvement of the administration of justice in various departments, and I confidently anticipate they will be productive of much public convenience and advantage. GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE OF Commons, The improvement of the revenue, and the large reduc- [reduce- reductions] tions [tins] which have been made in various branches.of expen- [expense- expenditure] diture, [future] have tended to give to our financial condition stability and security. I am happy to find that 'you have been enabled to relieve my subjects from some of the burthens [births] of taxation, without impairing the sufficiency of our resources to meet the charges imposed upon them. My Lorps [Corps] anpD [and] GENTLEMEN, Tam encouraged to hope that the treaty between Ger- [Germany] many and Denmark, which has been concluded at Berlin under my mediation, may lead at no distant period to the restoration of peace in the north of Europe. No endeavour shall be wanting on my part to secure the attainment of this great blessing. I continue to maintain the most friendly relations with foreign powers, and I trust that nothing may occur to dis- [disturb] turb [turn] the general peace. T have every reason to be thankful for the loyalty and attachment of my people, and while I am studious to pre- [preserve] serve and to improve our institutions, I rely upon the good- [goodness] ness of Almighty God to favour my efforts, and to guide the destinies of this nation. The LorD [Lord] CHANCELLOR then, in her Majesty's name, and by her Majesty's commands, declared the parliament prorogued until the 15th of October next. Her Majesty then descended from the throne, and bowing most graciously to the assembled Peers, left. the house, accompanied by her Royal Consort and the whole of her attendants. Her Majesty having disrobed, returned to the state the Coldstream Guards struck up the National Anthem. The procession having been re-formed in the same order as before, then wound its way to Buckingham Palace, at which place, and along the whole route, immense bodies of persons were collected. HOUSE OF COMMONS, Thursday, August 15. The SPEAKER, who was dressed in his state robes, entered the new house to-day at half-past one o'clock, at which time there were about fifty or sixty members pre- [present] sent, most of whom appeared in high glee at the termina- [terminal- termination] tion [ion] of their parliamentary labours. Colonel SIBTHORP [THORPE] gave notice that early next session he would renew his motion for a reduction of the duty on fire assurances, and also his motion for a reduction cf the taxes on tenant farmers. REVERSAL OF THE RECENT POSTAGE REGULATIONS ON SUNDAY. In reply to Mr. Pinney, [Pinkney] Mr. LABOUCHERE [LABOURER] said all that had taken place with regard to the recent recommendations of the committee on the Post-office was its reception, but the Treasury had not yet had time to determine on the course to be adopted. He had no doubt, however, that the Treasury would be satisfied with the recommendations contained in that report, and that those recommendations would be carried into effect. (Hear, hear.) In reply to Mr. Spooner, whose question was not heard in the gallery, Mr. LABOUCHERE [LABOURER] said the report had been printed, and no doubt it would be immediately placed in the hands of hon. members. It was not for him to say what the Treasury would do, but he had no doubt the recommenda- [recommend- recommendations] tions [tins] of the committee would be considered by the T 7 and if approved of would be acted upon without any unne- [anne- unnecessary] cessary [necessary] delay. (Cheers.) Mr. LockE [Lock] expressed his gratitude to the government for the prompt steps which they had taken with the view of meeting the wishes of the great body of the public on this important subject. At this stage of the proceedings the house was summoned to hear the Queen's Speech read in the Lords, previous to which the Speaker having shaken hands with Lord John Russell, and the greater portion of the members present, the house broke up, and thus ended the laborious, if not important, session of 1850. ------ p- RaILWAY [Railway] COMPETITION BETWEEN LEEDS AND THIRSK.- [THIRSK] Last week there was a severe contest between the Leeds and Thirsk and the York and North Midland Railways, as to which should convey the passengers to the Agricultural' Show at Thirsk, on Monday. The distance from Leeds to Thirsk, via to York, is 534 miles, and by the Leeds and Thirsk Railway, 39 miles. Early in the week the York and North Midland Company had bills posted in Leeds and the neighbourhood, announcing lower fares to Thirsk, by way of York, than the Leeds and. Thirsk Com- [Company] pany [any] had proposed and actually announced. There ap- [therefore] , therefore, no alternative left for the Leeds and irsk [risk] Railway Company than that of showing determined resistance to their competitor. Alternate reductions were announced. by the two companies until the morning of the excursion, when the Leeds and Thirsk Company found it necessary to resort to the desperate expedient of publishing the following fares to Thirsk and back, viz., first class, 2s. 6d., second class, 1s. 9d., third class, 9d. On the an- [announcement] nouncement [noun cement] being made, hundreds, tempted by the low rates, flocked to the Leeds and Thirsk office to take tickets. The result was that the Leeds and Thirsk Railway Com- [Company] pany [any] conveyed from Leeds 1,200 or 1,300 passengers, while the York and North Midlard [Midland] Company's carriages departed from Leeds with only twenty passengers.-Brad- [Bradford] Sord [Lord] Observer. A Biack [Back] SHOWER.-The following letter appears in the Northampton Herald Bulwick Rectory, aly [al] 23.-For the information of your readers I venture upon the descrip- [Scrip- description] tion [ion] of some phenomena which were witnessed in this parish and neighbourhood. The first phenomenon I shall allude to was that of a shower of hail as large as marbles, and many of them the size of walnuts. This storm hap- [hoped] med on the day following St. Swithin-on Tuesday, the Téth [That] instant. We heard a sort of rumbling, as of waggons, for upwards of an hour without ceasing, in an easterly direction. Some thought it arose from thunder, others from the violent grief and anger of St. Swithin, who wept for more than an hour, shed immense tears of hail, as large as walnuts, breaking and smashi [smash] hot-house frames at Fineshade [Fine shade] Abbey, at at Tixover House, &c., and doing immense mischief to the crops of grain. After a little pacification of his r he pe more during Wednesday and Thurs- [Thursday] day; but on Friday he again [C] 80 and irritable that, to molest our r washer-women, he shed forth a great shower of black rain. This fell about three or four o'clock, rendering their clothes on the hi and those spread on the grass to dry quite black also rendering their water caught in their tubs and vessels from the church leads and from their slated and tiled houses almost the colour of ink. The above are the phenomena myself and parishioners witnessed, unlike to anything we had ever seen before; for the black shower I described as falling in this parish last year did not blacken the water nor create a black-lead froth at the top in the tubs, as this last did, but only left behind black particles, hard in substance, about the size of gunpowder. The black shower that fell last Friday came down from one particular cloud, for the rain in the morning was perfectly clear and fit for ing purposes; but the rain that fell between three and four o'clock was perfectly black, and caused a black-lead froth at the top of my so that I myself col- [collected] lected [elected] three or four bowls therefrom of such froth. Three days after two boys loading my waggons with clover were rendered as black as chimney-sweepers from the black sediment the rain had left thereon; my shepherd's inex- [Index- inexpressibles] pressibles, [compressible] up to the knees, were rendered of the like colour after shep [she] his sheep, so that it appears the shower was not to the parish.-J, T. TBYON. [TRYING] carriage amidst a flourish of trumpets, whilst the band'of BRUTAL ASSAULT UPON MR. SHAW, A PRIVATE IN THE YEOMANRY CAVALRY. We were enabled, in our last week's paper, to lay some of the facts connected with this brutal outrage before our readers, and we now supply a more detailed account of the whole affair, feeling satisfied that but one feeling of detestation will be entertained against the parties-be they whom they may-who have been guilty of so wanton, unprovoked, and gross an outrage. Mr. Shaw, who is a manufacturer at Thickhollins, [Collins] and a private in the C. (Huddersfield) division of the Second duty with that corps at Harrogate, during the previous week. Along with the troop, he returned last Wed- [Wednesday] nesday [Wednesday] evening se'nnight, [se'night] and after remaining in Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield, [Huddersfield] to refresh his horse, until eleven o'clock, pro- [proceeded] ceeded [needed] homeward perfectly sober. On descending the hill at the back of Crosland Hall, a little beyond Nether- [Netherton] ton bar, just at the curve of the road, a man in a blouse suddenly rushed out and seized the horse's head. Im- [In- Immediately] mediately he was joined by another man, who was followed in a few minutes by two others. They then pulled him off his horse, and inflicted very severe in- [injuries] juries on his face, head, and other parts of the body. He succeeded, after struggling a long time, in escaping from his assailants, and secreted himself in a plantation on the road-side. They continued to search for him a short time, but being unsuccessful, they left the spot. Mr. Shaw, with great pain and difficulty, then crawled to the house of Mr. James Dyson, of Cote, and in the morning gave information to Quarmby, the Honley constable, of the assault, at the same time describing the parties by whom it had been committed. In consequence of this information, Quarmby took into custody, the same morning, John Todd, Joseph Todd, and Joseph Parkin In the house of John Todd, who is a butcher, was found a blouse, saturated with blood. On putting him the blouse on, he was identified by Mr. Shaw, as one of the four who had attacked him the previous night The prisoners were brought to Huddersfield on Thursday, and remanded to Saturday. On the latter day, another person, named Edward Dyson, was taken into custody, and the four were placed in the dock, at the Guildhall, on the Saturday, ed. with the offence. The examin [examine oe conducted before J. Brook, G. Armitage, and B. N. R. Batty, Esqrs. [Esquires] Mr. C.S. Floyd, solicitor, appeared for the prosecution Mr. J. I. Freeman for Joseph Todd, Joseph Parkin, and Edmund Dyson ; and Mr. Clough for John Todd. . Many of the leading gentleman connected with the corps were present on the bench, and the examination created a deep interest. Mr. Shaw, during the proceedings, was accommodated with a chair, and from his bruised appearance had evi- [vi- evidently] dently [gently] been most inhumanly treated. Before the case for the prosecution was stated, Mr. C. S. Floyd addressed the bench, saying that he wished to draw the attention of their worships to the act of parliament under which the offence would be construed. Their worships were aware that there were assaults of various kinds; some minor, to be disposed of sum- [summarily] marily, [merely] with the infliction of a 5 penalty or less, or if the circumstances were of a more violent character, to be remitted to the sessions, but there were others of a still more serious nature than these, amongst which he might mention highway robbery with violence, and cutting and wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm; for which the magistrates could commit to the assizes, where the punishment in the case of conviction was very severe. Whether the circumstances of Mr. Shaw's case came within the latter designation, it would be for their worships to decide. In reference to this subject Mr. Floyd then cited several cases to show that where there had been an intent to do grievous bodily harm, even though there had been no attempt at rob- [robbery] bery, [very] nor the use of implements, the offence must be construed according to the 1 Victoria, c. 85, s. 4, which removed the case from the summary jurisdiction of the magistrates, and rendered the party offending liable to transportation. If, continued Mr. Floyd, their worships were of opinion that the prisoners, or any of them, wounded the prosecutor within the meaning of the statute, and in so wounding him intended to do him grievous bodily harm, even though there was no attempt at robbery, he presumed it would be for them to commit the prisoners to York. The examination of the prosecutor, Mr. Shaw, was then proceeded with. On being sworn, he said-I am a manufacturer at Thickhollins, [Collins] near Huddersfield. I am private in the C. troop of the Second West-York Yeomanry Cavalry. I had been on permanent duty at Harrogate along with my regiment. The troop in which I am returned from Harrogate to Huddersfield on Wed- [Wednesday] nesday, [Wednesday] the 7th instant. I left Huddersfield to go home about a quarter-past eleven o'clock at night. I did not arrive at Huddersfield till half past eight o'clock, and I stopped to refresh my horse and myself. I was sober. When I got through the Netherton bar, and was descending the hill, at the back of Crosland Hall, where the road curves, and was walking my horse, a person in a white biouse [bilious] or a jacket came up and seized my horse by the reins. I asked him what he was for. I had no sooner spoke than another came up and pulled me from my horse by my sword-belt. Having pulled me to the ground, they commenced kicking and beating me. Sometimes we were up, and sometimes we were down, struggling together. Whilst I was struggling with the first man I saw two other men standing at a distance of from six to ten yards from me. In struggling, I got hold of the neckerchief of one of the men, and when he found my grasp beginning to strangle him he called out for the other to assist him. He called out Come and help me, or something of that kind. The three men then came up. I was upon my knees at the time. I do not remember how he was dressed. He kicked me upon the temples. I called out murder until I was com- [completely] pletely [lately] exhausted. After the third man came up, the first man finding my grasp was strangling him, bit my finger to make me leave go, and the second man bit my thumb. We struggled together for nearly twenty minutes, and in the struggle I got over the fence. The ground over the fence is on a declivity. I rolled over the carriage- [carriageway] way leading to Crosland Hall. I laid there for a few minutes, and thought to have secreted myself there, but I heard some one above. I crawled down the plantation, and thence into the road below, leading into Crosland factory. When I was there I got up several times to walk, but was completely exhausted, so that I fell down again. I crawled along until at last I got to a house, but how I got there I cannot tell. When I got there I knocked at the door the inmates were gone to bed. A man in the house came to the window, and hesitated for some time to let me in. I stated to him what had hap- [happened] pened. [opened] He let me in at last, and after asking me some questions he went for assistance. Whilst I was in the plantation I heard the men in search of me. It was a very dark night, so that I could not recognise the fea- [fe- features] tures [Tues] of any of them. The first man that came up to me was a little man. I lost both my horse, carbine, and sword, and also all the accoutrements belonging to the horse also a pocket handkerchief and a pair of white kid gloves. With the assistance that 1 got I went back along the road to the inn at Netherton. Whilst I was there the little man that first attacked me in the white blouse was brought. The prisoner, John Todd, isthe [other] man. I can positively swear to him The man who came up second, and pulled me off my horse, was a taller, stouter men. The third man was the tallest, but rather more slenderly made. In the scuffle, the sword and belt were taken from me. The sword-belt broke in the scuffle. My military cap or chako [shake] was broken. My clothes were all stained with blood. I got my face washed at the inn at Netherton, and then went home. When I got home I had a doctor in attendance upon me. He is present, and will detail what he did to me. Cross-examined by Mr. Freeman.-I had been to Har- [Harrogate] rogate [rate] that day. From the time I left Harrogate I had had to drink a glass of ale, two glasses of sherry wine at Harewood House, a glass of porter at the Yew Tree, two fourpenny glasses of gin and water at the Cherry Tree, Huddersfield, and a bottle of soda water at the George Hotel. A bottle of soda water was all I had at the George from half-past eight to a quarter-past eleven. I left Huddersfield about a quarter past eleven the same evening. I had nothing on the road home after leaving Huddersfield. This place is distant from Netherton Bar about a quarter of a mile, perhaps, in my direction home. It might be a little more. It was about a mile and a half from Meltham. I was walking. I trotted down to Netherton Bar, and then I walked. The night was very dark, so that it was impossible to distinguish the features of any one, except I had had time to recog- [recon- recognise] nise [nine] any one properly. It was raining a little. I can- [cannot] not recognise any other of the prisoners except the smaller man (John Todd). Cross-examined by Mr. Clough.-I cannot recognise any one but the small man. I had not known him before. I had not seen him before to know him. As soon as I got assistance I gave a description of them. I described one of them as having a blouse on, and being a short thick person. John Todd happened to have a blouse on that day, Iam [I am] told. I believe he isa butcher. At the time he was brought he had it put on. I was not asked if I knew the man until the blouse was put on. At the time I said it was him I did not notice any the green and particular blood upon the blouse. I did not see him Miners for that P xton [ton] Hall, and before the blouse was put on. I did not see him with- [with] Mr. Smith ordered the out the blouse. They brought him to me with the blouse on ready to identify. By the Bench.-This man had a blouse on when they brought him into the room. Cross-examination continued by Mr. Clough.-During the scuffle they never left me alone. I was never left by myself until I crawled away. After I got away I never saw them again I only heard them. Re-examined by Mr. Floyd-I am not able to identify the other three men. a Sonne [Tonne] say whether the two men who came up resem [resume] in size and appearance an of the three men who are there, to the dock and referring to Joseph Parkin, Edmund Dyson, and In size they might do, but I cannot peak from com cannot what ki clothes they had on. ny sat Had of By the Bench.-Probably the man who pulled me off my horse might be the size of the tallest of the three prisoners (Joseph Todd). . ,The next witness examined was James Glass, keeper of the toll bar at Netherton. He said, on Wednesda [Wednesday] night, he let the prosecutor through the bar, to appearance sober, about twelve o'clock. In a short time he was called up by a cry at the gate. He got up and found it was the prisoner John Todd riding the Prosecutor's horse, who inquired how long it was since valry [vary] man had gone through. Witness told him, endl [end] saked [asked] if that was the cavalry man's horse. Prisoner replied yes, and that prosecutor would pay the toll. It was about one o'clock. About three, witness was again called up by four or five men who had brought the prosecutor to his door. Mr. Shaw's face was terribly swollen, and his military clothes covered with Scott, on being sworn, deposed that his mother kept a public house at Meltham. He knew the four prisoners. They were at his mother's house on the Wednesday night, and all went away together about leaning on the arm of his West York Yeomanry Cavalry, had been on permanent o'clock. Todd was not altogether sober. William Bottomley was next examined, and the sub- [substance] stance of his evidence was as follows. He lived near to Crosland Hall, and had been awoke by cries of murder. On dressing and going out he met the pri- [pro- prisoner] soner [sooner] John Todd with a horse which he said belonged to Shorties (a byename [became] for Jonathan Lunn). Edmund Sykes joined them, and after some persuasion prisoner, who kept repeatedly saying he was a murdered man, agreed to take the horse home. Witness and Sykes subsequently met Moses Dyson, James Davis, Joseph Wilkinson, and Joseph Lee, and a little after- [afterwards] wards the prosecutor (Mr. Shaw) and another man. He did not know Mr. Shaw from his appearance, but as soon as witness heard him speak he said that is the voice I heard call murder. James Davis, of Cote, on being'sworn, corroborated the evidence of Mr. Shaw, as to going to witness's house in avery [very] exhausted state, and also to afterwards meeting with the other witnesses on the road. ; John Lingard Rawcliffe said he was a medical student, acting under Mr. Dyson, of Honley. About five o'clock on the Thursday morning he went to Mr. Shaw's. He found the prosecutor had been severely bruised about the head and face, and had received a severe blow on the chest. He had also received a severe blow on the left eye, and a cut on the upper eyelid, and was in danger of losing his sight. Witness applied the usual remedies, and found Mr. Shaw a great deal better during the day. J ohn [on] Quarmby, constable, after deposing to circum- [circus- circumstances] stances referred to above, said that in consequence of information he had received, he took John Todd into custody at his own house; thence they went to the Rose and Crown, where the prisoner was at once iden- [identified] tified [testified] by Mr. Shaw. Witness then went to the house of Joseph Parkin, who, on being taken into custody, said he had nothing to do with it. When witness went to Joseph Todd's, the latter declared he was innocent; they had met the prosecutor, he said, at Crotchy [Crouch] Dyke, but knew nothing more about it. Dyson also declared his innocence. Mr. Freeman, in offering a defence, contended that there was not the slightest tittle of evidence against Joseph Todd, Parkin, or Dyson, beyond ther [the] being in company with John Todd at Mrs. Scott's public house, which he submitted was no ground for concluding that they were guilty of the offence with which they were charged; he therefore asked for a discharge. Mr. Clough, acknowledging that the evidence ap- [appeared] peared [pared] strong against his client Tohn [Town] Todd, argued that his conduct on Thursday morning was such as would only have been indulged in by an innocent man. The prisoner had instructed him (Mr. Clcugh) [Clough] to say that on leaving Mrs. Scott's, being rather drunk, his companions over-walked him. After he had proceeded some time on the road alone, he heard a noise and uproar, and had not gone much further when he met prosecutor, who, mistaking him for one of the persons with whom he (Mr. Shaw) had been struggling, immediately commenced to ill use the prisoner, who, in order to identify his as- [assailant] sailant, [Saint] retained his hold of the horse. Mr. Clough said that the whole conduct of the prisoner bore out this view of the case, for on being met, he directly com- [complained] plained that he had been nearly murdered, nor had he ever varied his story. Mr. Floyd hoped that the bench, if they were not perfectly satisfied with the evidence adduced against the prisoners, would remand them to a future day. The magistrates retired for a few minutes, and on returning, Mr. Brook, addressing the prisoners, said,- [said] The magistrates have given your case the most serious consideration, and they have come to the decision of committing John Todd to the Castle of York, for at- [attempting] tempting to do serious bodily harm, and the other three stand remanded until next Saturday (this day). Mr. Freeman then applied to put in bail, which was refused. The case occupied between three and four hours. ---- - THE PEEL MEMoIRS.-The [Memoirs.-The] late Sir Robert Peel has, we hear, left full and specific direction in his will for the early publication of his political memoirs and has ordered that the profits arising from the publication shall be given to some public institution for the education of the working- [working classes] classes. As already stated, he has confided the task of preparing these memoirs to Lord Mahon and Mr. Cardwell. Their duty will, however, be comparatively light, though delicate, from the admirable and orderly state in which Sir Robert has left all his papers.- [papers] Daily News. THE LaTE [Late] ATTACK UPON AN M.P.-At the Middlesex Sessions, on Thursday, Charles Bentley, son of the keeper of the cricket ground of the Westminster School, surrendered to meet an indictment for assaulting Mr. John Patrick Somers, M.P. He pleaded guilty. Coun- [Con- Counsel] sel [se] on each side announced that Mtr. [Mr] Somers had very kindly consented not to proceed with the case, on the defendant paying 10 and expenses. It seemed to be admitted that no imputation rested on the scholars or their masters; the whole odium attached to Bentley. Mr. Ser- [Se- Rest] t Adams, commending the kind Christian conduct of r. Somers, fined the defendant 1s. FaTaL [Fatal] ACCIDENT IN WaLES.-On [Wales.-On] Monday morning last, Mr. Longbourne, [Pangbourne] agent to Lord Milford, left his residence at Bonville's-court, near Saundersfoot, accompanied by his servant, in a phaeton, to attend Maenclochog fair, and after transacting his business there, he returned homewards in the afternoon, and, in order to shorten the distance to the extent of about half a mile, he determined to cross the River Cleddy, [Cloudy] by a ford near Egremont, about five miles from Narberth, instead of going round by way of Long- [Longridge] ridge-bridge. [bridge] In consequence, however, of the heavy rains which fell on the night of Sunday and on Monday morning, the river was much swollen, and Mr. Longbourne [Pangbourne] was warned by several old inhabitants before crossing it that it would be dangerous to do so. But having crossed the ford in the morning, on his way to the fair, he replied that he thought there was no danger, and accordingly pursued his course into the stream. Here, however, he found the flood much heavier and stonger [stronger] than he anticipated, and so great was its force that the horse became unable to resist it, and having been carried nearly a quarter of a mile, commenced plunging, in consequence of which and the rapidity of the current the shafts of the vehicle broke, when Mr. Long- [Pangbourne] bourne, [borne] seeing the imminent danger which threatened him, jumped into the water with the intention of swimming ashore, whilst his servant clung to the horse, and thus gained the land in safety; not so, however, his unfortunate master, who, unable to stem the torrent, was carried away by the stream. Mr. John Thomas, of Fgremont-house, [Agreement-house] a neighbouring farmer, and another person, seeing the acci- [acct- accident] dent, immediately ran to the spot, and, after going a little way down the stream to a shallow part which afforded a better chance of rendering assistance, they picked up Mr. Longbourne's [Pangbourne's] hat, and immediately afterwards his driving- [driving box] box, containing money and papers, after which they suc- [such- succeeded] ceeded [needed] in rescuing the body of the unfortunate gentleman, which was taken ashore perfectly lifeless. It was at once conveyed to the nearest house, and means were prom tly [ty] adopted to restore animation, but without success. This melancholy event has created considerable excitement in the neighbourhood, and of course has thrown the family of the deceased into the deepest distress. THE BURGLARY aT CHARLECOTE.-On Tuesday week, Bradshaw and Evans were tried for the burglary at Charle- [Charlecote] cote. This was the robbery where Charlecote (the hall of the Shaksperian [Shakespeare] family of Lucy) was entered and plundered of many things, including articles very much prized [prizes] for the associations connected with them. The only thing reco- [recon- recovered] vered [vere] was a portrait of Shakespere's [Shakespeare's] Sir Thomas Lucy. Both prisoners were convicted. Bradshaw was sentenced to be transported for fifteen years, and Evans for ten. DREADFUL ACCIDENT.-We deeply regret to announce that Mr. Michael George Nasmyth, [Smith] younger son of the late Sir James Nasmyth, [Smith] of Posso, [POS] met witha [with] frightful accident at Perth on Thursday last, which nearly deprived him of his life, and which has resulted in the loss of his left leg. It appears that this young gentleman, who is pupil of Mr. Tasker, the eminent civil engineer, while in the act of leaping from a railway engine in motion on the Scottish Central line, fell, and his left leg becoming entangled in the wheel, it was so crushed that immediate amputation of the limb above the knee was deemed indispensable to preserve life. The operation was performed under the in- [influence] fluence [influence] of chloroform by Mr. Fraser Thompson, assisted y Mr. A. C Chalmers, and the patient is going on as favourably as can be expected considering the severity of the shock he sustained and the operation that immediately followed. This sad accident has created a feeling of general regret in Perth, where Mr. Nasmyth [Smith] was highly respected for his professional talents and for his many amiable quali- [quality- qualities] ties.- [ties] Post. WILFUL DESTRUCTION OF THE ORDNANCE MAPS OF THE METROPOLITAN COMMISSION OF SEWERS.-A most flagrant act of wilful destruction of a considerable portion of the ance [once] map of the metropolis, has recently come to the knowledge of the metropolitan commissioners of sewers. After the necessary levels and other information had been taken by the officers of the Ordnance, they were regularly deposited at the District Sewers Office in Hatton Garden, under the superintendence of Mr. Joseph Smith, who had been taken as a sergeant from the corps of Sappers and . From so obtained Iaaps [Apps] to wn pre tory to their being engraved, and' several of them' for the 1006 crowded districts of the metropolis were com leted, [Ltd] and sent to the chief office in Greek-street. On the day the mabe [mae] were so removed, several of the officers of the esta- [east- establishment] blishment [establishment] saw them in drawers with great care, with the exception of some that were already in large tin cases. There being some occasion shortly afterwards to refer to them, on opening the drawers they found the greater part of them saturated with some powerful liquid, so much so that a good deal of the work was completely illegible. An immediate investigation was then made of those in the tin cases, and these appeared to have been in- [injured] jured [cured] in a similar manner. The appointment of Sergeant Smith to this situation had appeared to have given great offence to one or two parties, which had manifested itself on mony [money] by a disinclination to obey his instruc- [instruct- instructions] tions. [tins] commissioners, therefore, with a view to a thorough investigation of the facts, placed the matter in the hands of Mr. Field, of the detective police. Nearly twenty of the officers have been strictly examined as to the circumstances, and the result tends to fix the isai [is] of the act upon two parties who had been ne An ee the liquid used y Mr. Parry, of the olytechnic [Polytechnic] Losti [Last] i declared it to be nitrate of silver, mace, ha ANIMAL ManurE.-A [Manure.-A] essel [Essex] named arrived from Buenos Ayres, hhaa [has] brought a cargo of none This is a distinct description of manure from guano, and is officially designated by the term mentioned, HUDDERSFIELD, There has been very little change AUGC [AUG] Sp py in last report. There has been a fhir [fair] trad, sar [sa] ker [er] 'ihog [hog] Hall, and low goods continue to have Ome [One] 2 he average amount of business has beeu [been] di; Dest [Des] Qe in the warehouses. s toring [tring] he BRADFORD MARKET, Yeste [Yeast] w,. continue to buy very catia [cation] -W staplers are very large, but they hoki [hook] to spinners are not free to buy at in quant [quaint] are censequently [consequently] very limited. Nojje, [Joke] iB sale, at firm prices. YARNs.-The [Yarns.-The] n't Bm especially numbers suitable for Russia 2 br spinners are generally engaged to onion iva, [via] there is a very active demand for ting ne Fl The demand for all shades of low ming [min] be greater than the product of the ray ed 2 tiner [Tinker] qualities of Al ' paca [pace] Lustres for dye; mal. [al] as the low ones. Cobourgs [scourges] are now yer, mand [and] full prices. 2 rar. [rae] Hatirax, [Hatteras] Saturday, August 10.-The average attendance in our Piece-hall tou, [to] hs fair inquiry, chiefly for fancy goods. Tho 2 both for the manufactured and for the latter, is still animated, and th, considerable firmness. There is not , business doing in wool; and, as the stock ri are heavy, some descriptions are rather eter, [enter] he ye Leeps, [Lees] Tuesday, August 13.-Owin oo ply of goods brought to the Clot much done in the market, but being made to order, which kee [Lee] makers' hands. A good steady done in the warehouses. RocuDaLeE [Rochdale] FLANNEL Marker, Monday. There has been a good demand for 2S to-day. They were eagerly bought up cae [car] ing, and the supply being under an was soon over. In wools the Fics [Firs] owing to the advance now asked but the ve is in a healthy state. MACCLESFIELD, Tuesday, August 13 port an improved disposition for business yy... manufacturers of this town, some honses [houses] ' siderable [considerable] activity in their preparations autumn trade. The throwing trade continy,. [continent] ported for some time past, producers proceeds, mane in the meantime cautiously, as there must advance on thrown silks, betore [before] a Steady bi calculated upon. The raw silk marker 2 5 with an upward tendency, strengthened by , of certain qualities, now, and likely es a a - - . WOOL MARKETS. BRITISH. LEEDs, [Leeds] August 9.-There is no new Ramen [Amen] regard to this market since our last still moderately active, and prices stealy. [steal] LIVERPOOL, August 10.-Seotch [10.-Scotch] Ty laid Highland of the new clip come san; little they are asking high rates, to meer [mere] the fairs but, so far, there is nothing land is more enquired for. In uc... little doing. Laid Highland Wool, per 24Ib. [ob] White Highland ditto hy 1. Whit . & ies. [is] t iT deman, [Dean] rt, by 6 Potar, [Polar] S tO th h-hall, there ; still large j MSINESS [MINES] Usp [Up] ut 'the . ad Pipe, De indemani [demand] WSN [SN] 3 2 ee Laid Crossed ditto, unwashel [unwashed] ya oy Ditto ditto, washed... 1) Laid Cheviot ditto, unwashed... lt 1 Ditto ditto, 5 White Cheviot ditto, do... Import for the week 220000000000 Previously this year Foreign There is a good teeling [feeling] in the niece late arrivals met with a ready sale, at full Imports for the week Previously this year Dre [Dr] FOREIGN, Lonpon, [London] August 10.-The imports week smaller, including 180 bales from Germzn [German] Caleutta, [Calcutta] and 1,101 from Port Philip. The mi--.- LEEDS, August 9.-The sales of the wees steady, and prices without any variativn, [Britain] StaTE [State] OF TRADE IN ManNcHEStTER, [Manchester] This market has been firm to-day, and which has been more apparent sines . New York were to hand. There is nwt [not] an won for printing cloth, particularly the low qnalin [salina] continue the same as last week. We har quiry [query] for 40-inch shirtings, and for every yuaiir [year] have been obtained. 51-inch shirtinss [shortness] 7 2) are scarce and in good demand, whilst in su little doing. In domesties [domestic] there has been mure.emy [] rates the same as last market-day. WAKEFIELD CoRN [Corn] MARKET, Yesteniar [Yesterday] of all kinds of grain this week is pret [pre] the weather in this district since last sacy [say] favourable for harvest operations, which iv commenced still much rain has fallen in he wn counties, and the reports of the crop of wnat [want] unfavourable. To-day our millers try tw ret [re] easier terms, but holders are firm at last week nes [ne] only a limited business has been dune. Beans 1 enhanced rates. In oats, grimdiny [grinding] barley wo uy there is no alteration in value worth notny.- [Norton.- Norton] im [in] Wheat, 13,660; barley, 2,279 [2,W vats, 0). wus [was] 2 peas, 150; rapeseed, 360 quarters; shelling (73 au, 7 loads. LonDON [London] CoRN [Corn] Market, Welneslar, [Wholesale] uot [not] weather yesterday and to-day has been tm counts from the country this morniny [morning] state Lt rain has fallen in some places, yet on the operations are going on rapidly, and if che tolerably fine through the week, of wheat will be housed in the home of the crop do not improve, anil [ail] trom [from] the accounts state that the wheat erop [Europe] 7u fective, [effective] and the prices are advancing in wm kets [keys] an advance of 2s. per quarter having At this morning's market the fresh supp was very small, and the foreign armras [arms] there has, however, been very little but there has been some enquiry for Polisi, [Polish] ) Petersburgh [Petersburg] wheat, for the midlanil [Midland] counties ward, but the quantity of either on sale s Floating cargoes are also searce [scarce fully realized [realised] for the business that was lone and spring corn. BaRNSLEY [Barnsley] CoRN [Corn] MARKET, Weilnesliy [Willingly] ast at] many farmers having began their harvest 2 slender supply of grain at our market chi made were quite an average in wheat at 1 6d. to 1s. per 3 bushels, all other kind of sun ward tendency. LIVERPOOL CorN [Corn] MARKET, Tuesilay. [Tuesday] tendance [attendance] small, and the weather very Sue. opens flatly. No change in the prices can be quoted. A very moderate sale 'ur v peas held for small advance, whieh [which] vhev [have] and oatmeal each rather lower. Grn [Gen] dearer. Malt unchanged. Indian com HULL Corn Market, Tuesday, Anguss [Angus] ply of wheat, and a fair business by miles [C] rates. Foreign wheat is very imactive, [active] Uf [Of] [C] No alteration in spring corn, ani [an] short LEEDS CorN [Corn] EXcHANGE, [Exchange] Tuesday, 2 weather is of an unsettled character, rain falls of itself to give any alarm. ' firm, but the sale for wheat is slow at Fria [Fair] the quantity on offer keeps equal to the ei moment. Barley as dear. Uats [Ats] ani [an] se before. Beans held firmly at previous Wheat, 8,249; oats, 730; beans, Lit seed, 107 linseed, 133. NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE CORN Mak&e7. [Make&e7] gust 13.- Supplies of both English an small. Trade dull, at last week's firm, and millers little disposed to vpemie [volume] wants, little business was done and 'ur rates. Barley, oats, and other before. LIVERPOOL CoTTON [Cotton] MARKET, Tueslay, [Tuesday] progress of the market for a week puss Be with much steadiness, but for the most ee os animation. The prices are supported by eulative [relative] demand, and a daily good The sales in four days are estimated 40 -- which the trade have taken about half, a4 has been taken by speculaters [speculators] and expertt [expert] COURT OF BANKRUPTCY FOR DISTRICT. BUSINESS OF THE ENSUING TuursDay, [Tuesday] Acetst [Acetate] Before Mr. Commissioner Thomas Broadbent, draper, Halifix, [Halifax] and proof of debts, at eleven. ype [pe] Maurice Jarvis, wool merchant, Lee eleven. William Threlfall, [Threefold] cotton spinner, summoned, at eleven. Frmay, [From] AvevstT [Stave] 3s , John Robert Wright, currier, [carrier] Lees journed [joined] from 21st June, at eleven. a Bryan Ramsden, bone merchant, eleven. 5 Josh. Holroyd, cotton and worsted 'yeh [hey] ficate, [fact] at eleven. James Pennock, veterinary surgee [surge] adjourned from 13th July last, at SaTurpay, [Saturday] Aveust [Gustave] AT THE COUNCIL HALL, SHEPFUR [SHEPHERD] ao Joshua Woodward, Olive Mills, Lowey [Lower] ee turer, [Turner] last examination and proof of debts , Wiltieom [William] iam [am] Beaumont, grocer, &c., at ten. George Willis Hinchliffe, merchans, [merchant] assignees and proof of debts, at ten- [ten great] Great Sate oF Human Bans Marshal for the Eastern District of Mowe [More yen sell at public sale in New oa sexe [see] hundred and ninety-three slaves, of DU an ages, from infanta [infants] to old age. 5.2 old man, called Sampon, [Sampson] aged 11 tan, June, 1850. pata [pat] oe gs George Catlin, the pe ea en e first of on the i Colonization Compan [Company] 3 lands, in Mola [Mila] a selected ia the John yw, of 1, will sale in October, most likely ib ye lib us ra Yor [Or] Shute Umi [Mi]