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6 Magistrates in Yetty [Petty] Ressions. [Sessions] ee GUILDHALL, SaTURDAY, [Saturday] Jan, 12, 1856. Ou tke [te] Bench J. Armitage and T. P. Crosland, Esqs. [Esq] Importunity Po NISHED.-Margaret [WISHED.-Margaret] Jones was charged with vag ancy [bag any] on tie 11th instant, by Police-constable Marsden. 'his officer saw her in Railway-street about half-;ast [half-;at] eight o'clock, stopping a number of passengers coming from the Railway Station. He afterwards saw her take a drunken min, whu [who] came out of the Green Dragon, Brook-strect, [Brook-street] when he apprehended her.-'The [her.-'the] bench committed her to the Waketield [Wakefield] House of Correction for one month. A Deserter.-Thonias [Deserter.-Thomas] Cook was charged with being a deserter irom [from] the North York Rifles, and with eulisting [enlisting] into the Royal Artillery.-Corporal George Wade stated that the prisoner came to bim, [bi] and enlisted into the Royal Artillery in the name of Thomas Cooper. He from tis [is] manner that the man had been a suldier [soldier] betore, [before] and the billet-master was of the same opinion, The pri- [pro- prisoner] goner admitted that he was a deserier, [desire] and he was com- [committed] mitted [fitted] to Wakefield until orders should be veceived [received] fiom [from] his reziment. [regiment] TRESPASSING IN Pursuit OF Game. -Samuel Nvrcliffe, [Norcliffe] of Hunley, [Henley] was with espassing [passing] on some land in the occupation of Mr. Stoney, at Linthwaite, on the previous Monday. Mr 8) kes [keys] appeared foc [for] the com- [complainant] jlainant, [complainant] and Mr, Draustield [Trusted] for the defendant. On the day in question the defendaht, [defendant] with a pack of dogs and about 10) people, entered the land in the occupation ot the complainant, and ran about the field evidently in pur- [our- pursuit] suit of abare. [bare] Mr. Stoney, as soon as he saw them open the gate, went up and told them that he would not permit them to cross his fields, and requested them to tura [turn] back ayain. [again] 'The [the] men appeared to hesitate fora moment and then dashed and went abuut [about] the fields in quest of ganie. [Gane] 'The [the] bench said it was evident that the detendant [defendant] had done wrong, aud [and] that the dis; ute should be ariauzed. [aroused] After some cuusultation [consultation] it was agreed that the case should be discharged, the detendant [defendant] paying expeuses. [expenses] Joho [John] Schofield was then charged with a similar offence by Mr. Stuney, [Stoney] who urzed [used] that the peculiar aggravation in this case, was that whe [the] he requested the men to leave the fields, Schofield turned round, and said 'she might as well be quiet, he could do no and they would come when they liked. is very bard that he brings me here. The Bench-Fxactly; [Bench-Exactly] but you are a likely party to pay. (Limghter.) [Lighter] This case was also discharged on pay- [payment] mevt [met] of expenses by the defendant. Axotuer [Baxter] CiHarce [Cigars] or Trespass.-Saniuel [Trespass.-Daniel] Norcliffe was charged witu [with] trespassing and committing damzge [damage] on the lanl [lane] of Mr. John of the Height, Linthwaite. Mr. Sykes appeared for the compliinant, [complainant] and Mr. Drans- [Drains- Dransfield] field fur the defendant. Mr. Howgate stated that when he saw the men in his wheat field. which was fresh sown, aud [and] bad a very soil, he requested them to turn back, but they on y janghed [hanged] at him and went on.-Cross- [Crossexatuined] exatuined.-He [examined.-He .-He] had sent in no demand, for the damage done to Mr. Norcliife [Cliff] -Mr, Dransficld [Dransfield] asserted that no demand jur [jury] diuwaye [doorway] having previously made, the magistrates had no juisdiction [jurisdiction] in the case.- [case] The magis- [magic- magistrates] trates [rates] replicd [replied] that the complainant bad a right to his own property, and if he pressed fora penalty they would give one The the] complainant said the damage amounted to Is., but did nut press for a Dransfield asked that a penalty might be inflictel [inflicted] on his client, and his reque t [request t] was acceded to, a penalty of 1s. for damages with expeuses [expenses] being inflicted. ATTEMPTING To CLOsE [Close] A FooTpaTa [Footpath] aT SLAITHWAITE. James Crowther, Jolin [Join] Crowther, aud [and] Joseph Wood, were charged with assaulting 'Thomas Bamforth on the 20th ult. Mr Leadbeatter appeared for the complainant, and Mr. Batley for the Mar. Leadbeatter briefly opened the case by detailing the circumstances attendant upon the assault, which had arisen from the defendant walking along a footpath which the defendant, James Crowther, cl med to te his private property. Mr. Batley submitted that being a disputed property-right, the ease did not come within the jurisdiction of the court. Thomas Bruntorth [Brunton] depo-ed [depot-ed] that he resided at Darkwood, [Lockwood] Slaithwaite. On the 26th ult., be was going up a field called Wrigiey [Wrigley] lug, from Slaithwaite in'o Lingards, towards the Rising Sun, when James Crowther came up, and said he had no business there, as it was a private road. He replied that he had travelled it for 28 years, without it ever being intimated to him that it was a private road. 'They conversed at least a quarter of an hour about the legality of stopping up the footpath. Complainant then set off across the field, when James Crowther came up and said he would net permit him to go forward, for if he attem [attempt attempt] ted it he would throw him into the water-course. Witness told h'm that he should go forward, and if he wished to dispute his right to do so, he had only to commence an aclion [action] against him fur trespass. He weut [West] on a few yards, when the three defendants came up, seized of him- [home] oue [our] on each side, aud [and] James Crowther, holding his head, and carried him towards the miil [mill] dam. James Crowther requesicd [requested] the other men to throw him into the water- [watercourse] course; but they dropped him ou tlhe [the] wet vrass [brass] instvad, [instead] which caused lim [lime] to take a very severe cold. A gate had recently been put up and lucked, but he the lock off. ss-exatmined-He [ss-examined-He] was a travelling hawker, or general deaier. [dealer] There was no road through the Ing at present, but there would be soon. He had never heard of any person being stopped on that road Lefure. [Before] He did not con- [consider] sider [side] that in his case any force was nece sary, [nee say] or that they ought to have attempted to throw him into the mill dam. -James Pogson, who resided at 'Old 'T'om's, top of Lingardls, [Lingards] stated that he had used the road abuut [about] 50 years, and h d never been stoped [stopped] by any one.-Jobn [one.-John] Bottomley, of Gatebead, [Gate bead] Marsden, had used the footpath for 60 years, wheuever [whenever] Le had occasion, and had never been stopped, or heard of any one else being stopped, until the present case. -Mr Batley admitted that iis [is] clients coumitted [committee] the assault but he conteuded [contended] that they did it in the exercise of their right, as they were entitled tu the property 5 and therefore their worships had 1 0 [1 jurisdiction in the case - The said the question was whether more force was used than necessary. They were satisfied that the road hal ben used fora number of ycars, [years] and cousidered [considered] that ne assault was necessary. They gave no opinion as to the right of road but should fine the defendants 6d. each for the assault, which with expeuses [expenses] am-unted [am-United] to 1 each. Lockwood Poor-RaTE [Poor-Rate] -The [the] over-eers [over-sere] of Lockwood applied for magisterial sanction toa [to] rate of 10d. in the pound, estinated [estimated] tu produce 547 11s 3d. The arrea's [are's] of the lust rate were 8 ds. 3d. The rate was approved. TUESDAY. On the Beach J, 7. Fisher and J. Brooke, E-qs. AN ILii [Iii] Marep [Mare] CourLe.-William [Course.-William] Drson [Dyson] was clarzed [declared] by the relieving officer of Marsdei, [Marsden] with allowine [allowing] his wite [white] and tunily [tunnel] to become chargeable to the township of Linth- [Ninth- Linthwaite] waite.-Mr, [Mr] Wvod, [Wood] the relieving officer, stated that Dyson had regular emplorment, [employment] carning [earning] more than lds. [ls] per weck [week] and yet, jor [or] the last two months, he had not allowed his wife more than half-a-crown. About six weeks since he came home intoxicated, turned his wife out of doors, and locked her ont ali night. and since then would not own her. The man said that. bis wife was both idle and careless, and would not so much as wash his linen, but he had been com- [compelled] pelle [pell to do this himself.-Heagreed [himself.-He agreed] to pay her 4s. a werk [week] to stopaway [stops] from him. He was committed for three Mouth, the commitial [commercial] not to be put into cxecution, [execution] so long ax the money was regularly paid Dating Garot E [Groat E] RoBBeky [Robbery] at KILNER BaNK.- [Bank.- Bank] SLasiikii [Sealskin] ONCE More -Early in the day the court house was crowded, aud [and] lwye [Lee] uunibers [universe] were collected outside the court, tenable to obtain admission, it being understood that gang of persons had been apprebended [apprehended] on a charge of highway robbery with violence, amongst whom was the noto-ivus [not-ives] Slasher; and on their being brought into court, the most intense iuterest [interest] was manifested by the audience. Henry Wilson alias Slasher, Daniel Byram, Wdliam [William] Pitchtorih, [Picture] and Charles Kendal were place in the deck, chaiged [charged] with assaulting and robking [rocking] on the highway, Mr, Richari [Richard] Poppleton, butcher. Myr. [Mr] Hellawell prosecuted, Mr. J.T. Freeman appeared on bebalf [behalf] ot Byram, and Mr Leadbeaiter [Debate] for the other prisoners. Mr. Hellawell said that aleut [alt] a quarter to twelve on Saturday night, Mr. Richard Poppleton, butcher, was returniny [returning] to his home at Kiiner [Kilner] Bank, from uddersfield [Huddersfield] market, and had arrived near to his own dour, when he was attacked by several men, knocked down, and robbed of gold, notes, &c., tothe [tithe] amou t [amount t] of 91. Wilson had beeu [been] apyrehended [apprehended] on sus- [suspicion] picion, [pinion] and the remainder on wanant. [want] As there Lad not suficient [sufficient] tine to get up the evidence, he asked that the case should be remanded ull [ll] Satur- [Star- Saturday] day next; for to ge into it earlier wonld [would] only defeat the nds nd] of justiie. [justice] Such remands were always granted in Lendon, [London] wherever the iaracter [character] of the men was ai all suspicious; and he need only siv [si] that oné [on] of the piixoncis [presences] had Leen [Lee] transported fur seven years, Mr. Leadb. [Lead] atter [utter] ol jocted [jotted] to this stateinent, [statement] ax in courts of law men were not upou [upon] character, but upon the facts of the Hellawell said he was only applying fora remand, on the ground thit [that] there had not been s'-fficient [s'-efficient] time tv vet up the evidence, and as bis client had been robbed -f Y1, he apprehended that it was only necessary to the bench that they had reasonable ground of against paries.-Mr. [Paris.-Mr] Leadbcatter [Leadbeater] said he believe l the prosecutor in tle [te] case was not prepared to identify one of the prisoners, and no portion of his property had been found upon at yof [of] them. He thought it rather too bad to apply for a reman.1 [remain.1] after the prisoners had been locked np two or three -lays.-Superintendent Beaumont said, if Ueeir [IEEE] worships vemaided [vomited] the prisoners, he had every reason to believe that he should be able to make out a case against mauy [may] of the prisoners. if not all.- [all] Mr. Freeman said this implied a doubt as o some and if he had any doubt, he ouglit [guilt] to make a sclection, [selection] Mr. Beaumont added that he betieved [believed] he could bring further evidence against all. The bench remanded the prisoners till Saturdav. [Saturday] There was a Similar manifestation of interest on the prisoners leaving the court, to see them, as or their ATTEMPIED [ATTEMPTED] HicHway [Highway] Ronpery [operon] n Jonathan Hinchliffe was remanded till Saturday next, on charge of attempted highway robbery (of which we gave &b acconnt [account] in our last issue) upon Joseph Hirst. A VaGaBOND.-Daniel [Vagabond.-Daniel] Dyson was charged by Mr Washinzton [Washington] with wandering abroad in Scissett without giving a zood [good] account of himself. The man WAS a weaver hy trade, and came frum [from] Hipperholme cum-Brig- [Brighouse] housc, [house] and had not beeu [been] known todo [too] any work for the last 15 or 16 years, vet, sumelow, [Samuel] had alwavs [always] contrived to pro- [procure] eure [ere] with which to keep himself in an almost con- [constant] stant [stand] stite [state] of inebriation. At nights he slept in hovels, igstyes, [Augustus] or any other cover that he could find. To inure f once more to labour, be was committed for one month to Wakefield House of Correction, with hard labour ANOTHER OF THE SAME KIND -George Dearuley, [Dearnley] a half savage lovking [looking] creature, with begrimed face and hands, long lank hair on end, and dirty tattered clothes, and who would have formed a good subject fora sketch by Cruikshank, was charged with running away from the Aimondbury [Almondbury] workheuse, [workhouse] having in his some articles of wearing apparel, the property of the union. The case had to be remanded for a short time, for the appearance of the wi rkhouse [workhouse] master, Mr. Dean but that gentleman not making his appearance during the sitting of the court in, order to dispose of the case, another name to he put in the summons. The case was then proved by Mr. Washington, who stated that the prisoner had been apprehended by the constable of Thurstonland in a coal cabin. 'I'he coat the prisoner had on belonged to the union.-Prisoner said it had been given him by the governor of the workhouse.-Mr. Washington added that the prisoner would not work, and he had been already committed four times.-The [times.-the] magistrates We commit you to Wakefield for two months, aud [and] hope you will obtain a bettercharacter.- [better character.- better character] Prisoner I hoap [Soap] soa, [so] maister. -The [master. -the] Bench You are old enough, we should think what is zone Sant Forty yer oud. I shall be three score if I live while t' time. -(Laughter. EAR MELTHAM.- [MELTHAM] THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1856. NEGLECT OF FaMILy.-Allen [Family.-Allen] Heaton was cha by Mr. Washington, the relieving fficer officer] of Almondbury, with running away, leaving his wife and family chargeable to the parish of Almondbury. Mr. Washington stated that the wife had received relief to the amount of 19s. Superin- [Superior- Superintendent] tendent [tendency] Heaton said on receiving the warrant for the appre- [paper- apprehension] hension [Hanson] of the prisoner, he went to Birmingham, West- [Bromwich] bromwich, [Bromwich] and Wolverhampton, but could not find the object of his search in any of these places. He then went to Doncaster, Sheffield, and finally to Newcastle-upon- [intone] Tyne, where he found the prisoner living in furnished lodgings with a young woman, whom he represented as his wife, and whom be had aken taken] with him from Birley, near Horkley. [Horley] The prisoner on being apprehended admitted that he had not done exactly rizht; [right] and on being questioned by the Newcastle inspector what be intended to do with the young woman, he said I will not tursake [task] her; I will not desert her yet. The prisoner now said that he meant, he would not leave her destitute he would furnish her with money to bring her hume.-Mr. [home.-Mr] Washington considered that the case ought to be made an example of, as the prixoner's [prisoner's] wife was a very handsome woman, had three children, and was daughter of the sexton of Lockwood church. The bench ordered the prisoner to pay the amount due 19s., with expenses 6, and in default of payment to be committed for three months, THURSDAY. (On the Bench T. P. Crosland, Esq ) COMPOUNDING A FeELONy.-A [Feeling.-A] man named Dawson was placed in the dock charged with stealing 3s. from a Mr, Andrew Sutcliffe, at the Black Lion Inn, Upperhead-row, on Tuesday night. The prosecutor did not appear, and Superintendent Beaumont stated that some one had paid the prusecutor [prosecutor] 4s. to make up the case, which was the reason he did not appear to prosecute. The prisoner was discharged. YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SOIREE. This soiree was held in the Phijlosophical-hall [Philosophical-hall] on Thursday evening, when about 200 persons sat down to tea, provided for the oceasion. [occasion] The room was decorated with wreaths of evergreens, sprinkled with floral imitations. Over the cbairman's [chairman's] seat was suspeuded [suspended] the motto, Wise men heap up knowledge righteousness exalteth [exalted] a nation, and in front of the yallerv, [yale] Tbhe The] fear of the Lord is the foun- [found- fountain] tain of life. A hieh [high] board placed in front of the orchestra was gracefully decorated with laurel, but it had untor- [into- unfortunately] tunately [fortunately] the effect of preventing the reporters bearing all that the speakers said. Amonyst [Amongst] those preseut [present] on the occasion were -The [were -the] Revs. S. Holmes, vicar; J. Haizh, [Hair] 5. Westbrooke, [Strike] R. Skinner, G. Smith. A. T. James, R. Bruce, J. Hudsione, [Hudson] and R. Ray W. Willans, Esq., J. Moody, Esg., [Es] Dr. Hodgson Ramsbotham, [Ramsbottom] Messrs. J. Shaw, I'. Malliuson, [Mallinson] W. Barker, W. Harris, W. Faulkner, W. Wrigley, junior, R. Thomas, J. Haigh, T. Haigh, J. Willans, W. Willans, junior, N. Learoydl, [Learoyd] W. Gregory, W. Meikle, [Mile] C. B&B. G. C. Orrah, and A. H- Ow n. W. Willans, Esq., tovk [took] the chair shortly after seven o'clock, at which time the room was crowded. Public proceedinys [proceedings] commenced by singing a hymn, after which the Rev. 8. Westbrooke [Strike] offere [offered up praver. [paver] The CHATRMAN [CHAIRMAN] said it would not be necessary for bim [bi] to trespass fur mure [more] moment on their attention. Almost every one present was aware that it was the anni- [ann- anniversary] versary [vestry] of the Young Men's Christian Association-an asso- [ass- association] ciation [cation] which had fur its object the religious advancement of its membe [member] s, as well as their mental cultivation. To what extent they had realised these ubjects [subjects] would be wathered [gathered] from the report about to be submitted by the secretary but he was not quite satisfied that they cor- [corresponded] responded with what had before been dune by the suciety. [society] He could not help fearing that those of sanguine aud [and] ardent temperament, especially the young, would feel some disappointment. I1t [It] was natural to expect that under the management of its officers aud [and] committee, with its library, with its reading room supplied with periudical [periodical] literature. withits [without] bible classes and devotional wectings, [weddings] it would accom- [com- accomplish] plish [Polish] some great success and il it did not reap such success they werealways [were always] reacy [ready] to suppose that there was some defect of vital energy or administrative ability. If there had been any want of evergy [every] in the past, it was merely the waut [wait] of experience, ouly [only] to be obtained by a full acquain- [again- acquaintance] tance [lance] with societies of that kind. That defect would now be remedied because they had present a gentleman, the secretary of the London society, who would give all the information which his long experience had sugyested [suggested] to him. They did not undervalue or despise the past for unquestionably the society bad done some good. 'There were many who had derived benetit [benefit] from it. He hoped that the progiess [progress] of the suciety [society] would be such that at their next auniversary [anniversary] they would hear a much more favourable report than would new be presented. Mr. W. Gregory, the secretary, read the following report. REPORT. Nearly twelve months have now elapsed since we met in this hall on a similar occasion, and we are again calied [called] upon to give a statement of eur proceedings during the past year. Our members are now 195, the greater portion of whom are in full membership with the association, the remainder are subscribers to the reading-room. The com- [committee] nittee [Nutter] are sorry they cannot report a large increase, they have received inany [inane] new members during tbe [the] past year, but several who were numbered amongst us then, have siuce [since] lett [let] the town, thus leaving but a small increase upon the lastyear. [last year] The committee earnestly request the members of the association, and all thuse [these] who take an interest in its welfare, to use every exertion to induce others to unite themselves with us-the Young Meun's [Men's] Christian Associa- [Social- Association] tion. [ion] The reading-room is supjlied [supplied] with a larger and better selection of newspapers and perecdicals, [periodicals] than it has been before since iis [is] comanencemeut. [commenced] It will perbaps [perhaps] be remembered by those who were present at our last sciree, [sore] that it was then moved by our highly esteemed president, Mr. Muody, [Moody] that the committee adding a library as an additional aitraction [attraction] to the association. The com- [committee] mittee [matter] rezret ed [regret ed] their inability to vote a sum frum [from] the funds, with which to commence the library without again askiug [ask] the public for cntributions, [contributions] but such being the case, and rather than give up the object, it was determimed [determined] that civculais [circulars] shouid [should] be seut [set] to the different gentlemen of the iown [own] and ueighbourboud, [neighbourhood] stati [state g the wish of the com- [committee] mittee, [matter] and askiny [asking] for help. Several of the members also voluateered [volunteered] to go round and ask for donations. We may here meniion, [mention] in order tu show that they were reaily [really] anxious it should be done at once. the subscription list was opened in the rvom, [room] and a considerable proportion of the amount ultimate.y raised, was promised amungst [amongst] the cuin- [ruin- committees] mittce [Mitts] and mewpers [keepers] themseives. [themselves] 'The [the] committee wonld [would] avail themselves of this opportunity of returning their thauks [thanks] to those gentlemen who have kindly helped them and responded to their appeais. [appears] A great amount oftimeand [Ointment] care wasexpen-led [expense-led] inmakinzg [imagines] theselectiou [selection] of the books, which now number nearly 500 volumes, and form the uucleus [nucleus] of a first-class library. The committce [committee] were exceediugly [exceedingly] care- [careful] ful [full] that i should contain some of the best works on all the principal subjects of study, and were anxious rather to have a good library than a largeone. [large one] Ti.ey feel contident [continent] tit al those who have aided them in its formation, will be well satisfi-d [satisfied-d] that their money bas been well expended. The committee, though feeling that its most sanguine expec ations [expect nations] have been more than realised, earuestly [earnestly] hope thut [that] means will be afforded them to make itin [tin] a very short tine double its present size. All donati-ns, [don't-ns] whether of books or wonev, [wine] will bethaukfally [beautifully] received by either of the secretaries. The object of the committee in the reaiing-room, [reading-room] und [and] efterwardsadding [afterwards] thelibrary, [the library] was tooffer [offer] to young men an inducewent [inducement] to spend their leisure time in a profitable manner, safe trom [from] the temptations which present thems-lves [them-les] in such lurizg [luring] furms [firms] at wany [any] of the places to which they often resurt. [result] For the small sum of 10s. per aunuul, [annual] any young man has the use both of the reading room and library of the association. The comumittee [committee] revret [regret] that so little has been donz [don] in the way of bible and devo- [dove- devotion] tivnal [national] classes. They were commenced at the beginning of last, year and were carried on for some time, but unfor- [unfair- unfortunately] tuuately [adequately] had to be discontinued. One reason is the diffi- [diff- difficulty] culty [guilty] of securing the necessary assistance for conducting them, and another reason, the wart of amore [more] suitable room for the purpose. The reading-room is all they couid [could] wish for, but the adjoining one which is used for the private meetings, is far inferior to their requirements, aud [and] before they can make these meetings generally known, aud [and] invite young men, beyond the circle of our members, it is quite that they should have larger and better furnished rooms. The committee often regret their inability to launch eut [et] more iu this way, but unless they can have larger funds at their disposal, they feel that they should not be justified in incurrin, [incurring] additional expense by enguging [engine] more commocicus [commodious] premises. An iucreased [increased] liberality on the partof [part] the supporters, and an augnicntation [augmentation] of their numbeis [numbers] are necessary in order that the assoc'ation [assoc'action] may not be thus checked and prevented from carrying out the main ol-jects [ol-sects] for which it exists. The committee refer with pleasure to this seasua's [seas's] course of lectures. The attendance at thuse [these] which have already been delivered. has been equally large with those of any former year aud, [and] if we may from the attention which has invariably been ;.aid to the lectures, they bave [ave] piven [given] more than ordinary sa i-faction. The remainder of the we have uo doubt, will be equally interestinz, [interesting] and will repay all who may attend them. 'The [the] committee again express their o -ligatious [o -Legations] to those whv [who] have so kindly rendered them a sistance [a distance] by givin, [given] the lectures, aud [and] take this opportunity of expressing their pleasure in the co-operation they have in this course received fiom [from] the of the Church of Euglind. [England] They trust that as the cathe [lathe] licit y of the association becomes Letter known, it will eceive receive] the support of all bodies of Christians. Thethank.of [The thank.of] thee mmitteearealso [materials] due, and are respectfully tendered to thore [there] yenilemen [gentlemen] wl.o have presided at cach. [each] fthe [the] lectures. The committce [committee] doubt not thatattended [that attended] by Ged's [Ge's] they may have exerted a beneticialeffect upon the winds of many. In addition to the usual course of wiuter [winter] lectures the committee thought it desirable that others sUould [should] be given ina more private way during the snmmer [summer] months. Several were accordingly delivered in the reading- [reading room] room, to which the subscribers had the privilege of intro- [introducing] ducing [during] a friend. For these the committee are indebted to their woithy [with] president, Mr. Moody, and to some of the minist-1s [minister-1s] iu the tuwn, [town] It is now upwards of eleven years since a Young Men's Christian Associatiun [Association] was insiituted. [institute] It may perhaps be interesting to the meeting to hear how they have increased in number during comparatively so sh ort [or] # time. A short quotation from the last report of the ondon [London] Association will be the best adapted to supply the informat- [information- information] ion Thus we see by their rapid spread, not only in cur own couutry, [country] but also abroad, the increasing desire that is felt by the young men of the present day for meutal [metal] and spi- [si- spiritual] ritual improvement. And we think it speaks well for them to be thus in earnest to secure their best interests. Tt also shows that those of more advanced age, and who have gained their high positions through many and temptations, approve of and sympathise with the objects ot such associations. Indeed, without their aid it be impossible they could be carried on. In its inner life and onter [enter] development God has given to France, Switzerlind, [Switzerland] Germany, Holland, weden, [Sweden] Italy, the United States of America, the Canadas, [Canada] and Australia. We have the joy to add India as possessing a Young Men's Christian Association. The rising beains [beans] of the Moruing [Morning] first fell on the Calcutta branch, and linger latest on that of California. The report then goes on to state that new branches have also been formed in the towns of Leeds. Lou ham, Rochdale, Shrewsbury, Stockport, and' making the number of branches in Great Britain 43. We will, in conclusion, simply recommend the association to the support and sympathy of all who feel an interest in the welfare of the youny [young] men, not only of our own town, but of the country at large. To the care and blessing of God the eommrittee [committee] desire to commit their work for the future, trusting that the association may be made the means of leading many from the paths of folly and wick- [wickedness] edness [redness] to the love and service of Christ. The Kev S. G. GrEEN, [Green] B.A., of Horton College, Brad- [Bradford] ford, said it always gave him pleasure to stand on the plat- [platform] form of the Young Men's Christian Association. He had thought ever since he became familiar with the working of that institution, that its origination was one of those happy thoughts which once in a generation, perhaps, God put into the minds of his servants, as the meansof [means of] bringing Christian light befure [before] the world. The principle of an institution lize [lie] the one alluded to was to sanctify all that was rich in this world's culture all that was energetic and mauly [Mail] in this world's character all that was noble and benevolent in man. It was the business of Christianity to take hold of whatever elevated man's intellect, and increased the energies of his own glorious spirit, so as to send him forth conquering and to conquer. It was a happy thing that such principles should be recognised by an institution, formed especially for young meu. [me] If there was one temp- [temptation] tation [station] to which the gifted and aspiring were subjected, it was that of being ashamed of the name of Jesus. The person might possess a deep under current of religious teeling, [feeling] but out of the circle of the church-the sphere of immediate Christian action-he would be inclined to keep his Christianity to himself, and prevent it becoming obtrusive trying to maintain a double life, a Christian in the church, and worldly in the world. Such a man could not be successful in this endeavour. He had been requested to speak of the manliness of being a Christian. In religion, true manliness was to be found. (Cheers.) It was not an effeminate thing fitted for one sex only; but dignified all that was true and manly and noble. (Cheers.) It wasa [was] mistaken notion that Christianity was not a thing for those in the pride aud [and] strength of manhood. True it gathered around it the weak, and the weary, and the heavy laden; and this might have led to the impression that it was not, for the strong. Christianity was blessed, because it was inspired. Its very mission was to raise the strong, the noble, and aspiring; and it was for that reason that he commended its claims as embodied in the Young Men's Christian Association. Christianity was a manly thing, because it fixed faith on invisible realities because it was the study of the sublimest truth, causing its adherents to study the doctrines which the bible contained in all their height and depth, and length and breadth. He depre- [deere- deprecated] cated [acted] much of the foreign religious literature which was imported into this country ;-full of impossible and chivalric nonsense. Without going so far as Mr. Alford, who recommended all to learn Greck, [Greek] and study the testament in the onginal, [original] he thought this would be much better than the study of this namby-pamby litera- [literal- literature] ture. [true] We had too much sentimentalism, and too little sound theolngical [theological] knowledge in Christianity caused them to refer every action to the highest principles. The Queen had caused a sermon preached before he- [hot] to be pub- [published] lished, [wished] entitled Religion in common life; and he thonght [thought] she had never done a nobler thing than in commanding the publication of that sermon, which the organs of all sects avreed [agreed] in praising, showing that in all sects there was an agreement on the great points of real religion. te prayed that the time would come when our men of genius would conceive it to be their highest duty to celebrate the tale of Calvary, and tell it in manifold forms all the world over; for the cross of Christ was still the centre of the world's history. The speaker concluded by expressing the plea- [pleasure] sure which it gave him to advocate the cause of the association. The Vicar of Huddersfield was next introduced to the meeting by the Chairman, and the rev, geutleman [gentleman] addres- [address- addressed] sed [se] the assembly as follows -Mr. Chairman and Christian friends-I shall occupy your time this evening for a few moments only; for althoush [although] I have been announced as one of the gentlemen who will address the meeting, you will kindly allow me to state that some misunderstanding has arisen on this point. A few weeks azo two members of this association waited on me to request my presence at their annual soirée, [soiree] also asking me to give an address on the occasion. My reply was, that I should have great pleasure in being present, and I assureyou, [assure you] Mr. Chairman, that I now experience that pleasure, aud [and] beg leaveto [leave] thank you and this meetinz [meeting] most cordially, for the kind greeting they haveviven [having] me. But declined to make an address. My reason for th's refusal was twofold first, that I was not sufficient'y acquainted with the working of your insti- [inst- institution] tution [tuition] to make any remarks interesting and pointed on an anniversary like the present; and secondly, that over whelmed with a pressure of work in my new and arduous sphere, I felt that I could not afford the time to make myself acquainted with such details. I mention these circumstances in order that it may be distinctly under- [understood] stool that my refusal arose from no want of sympathy with your society nay, I gladly take the opportunity of congratulating the young men who are members of this association, that they have been Jed together for the pur- [our- purpose] pose of animating and encouragingeach [encouraging each] other in living as not their own that they have combined together to be fellow-hel)-ers [fellow-he)-es] and fellow workers ia advancing the kingdom of Christ in their own souls, and striving to make the light of the glorious of Jesus Christ shine into the dark places of their town and neighbourhood. I rejoice in this, as they have adopted one of the most effectual means for securing their own individual well-being, and promoting the social happiness of those with whom they are connected for, as faras [fares] I understand the principles of this institution they are founded on the religion of the bible and the influence of the religion of the bible on the individual and social happiness of man is illimitable. There are three causes of man's unhappiness, his guilt- [guilt his] his unholiness-his estrangement from God. Now, notbing [nothing] but the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ provides for man's happiness, by rectifying all that is ruined in man's estate. Is he guilty it reveals to him bow that guilt may be atoned for. Is he unholy it no less provides for his renewal. Is ho estranged from God The religion of the .bible provides for bis happiness here. in restoring him to the enjovmeut [enjoyment] of God, and the sense of that favour which is life, and that loving kindness which is better than life, Then Christianity provides for the social happiness of man, by him live soberly, righteously, and godly in the world. Sbriety [Variety] extends to all man's feelings, appetites, passions, and desires it is the moderator of them all-the subjusatcr [subsidiary] of them all to the willofGod. [goodwill] Again, if all men were under the permanent influence of the Gospel, they would dojustly [do justly] and doing justly, would make men do to others as they wonld [would] have others do to them. On these grounds I am sure I may convratulate [congratulate] the members of the Hudder-fiell [Udder-fell] Young Men's Christian Association ; and I would say to them, go on and prosper. May God give you to be suber [sober] minded, sound minded, pure, and stedfast [assisted] in the faith, so that others may be constrained, even if they do not understand your principles, at least to appreciate your practice, and ylorify [glorify] God in you and by you 'T, H. Taruton, [Teuton] Esq., secretary of the parent so-iety, [so-it] London, said it was the boast of one of the orators of old that the shield of Minerva had on it four concentrie [concerned] circles -one describing Athens, another Attica, the third Greece, and the fourth the world. So with the shield of faith-the influence of the Christian man. It began at home. 'That was the first circle. It extended to his county then in- [included] claded [declared] his country and findly [kindly] stretched over the whole giobe. [Globe] It was the object of the present association to carry relizion [religion] into common life. If the churches had been in- [inspired] spired [spider] by the spirit of Gol, [Gold] the condition of the world would have been very different from what it was now, There were tines when the strength of a nation sezmed [seemed] to take a particular direction-when one thing appeared to absorb its strength. bere bad been periods when this strength had keen absorbed in literature, in war, and now in eoummerce [commerce] but who could point to the period when the strength of the nation had b2en [been] expressed in its Christian and moral develspment [development This brought iim [him] to the history of the Young Men's Christian Associatlon. [Association] At the time of its formation in London there was an entire disregard ot religion by the young men in the metropolis- [metropolis not] not more than 5 per cent making any profession of religion, or attending the mvans [means] of grace. Whilst their employers were amassing fortunes, the young men were forming habits which m'ght [m't] have demoralised commerce to a greater extent than it had been. Why was so much practised in connection with commer- [come- commercial] cial [coal] life Simply, because hitherto relizion [religion] had been made a matier fur Sundays-baving [Sundays-saving] no influence on the daily transactions of life. By the action of the association upwards of 15,000 young men had been brouvht [brought] to confess theinselves [themselves] decided servants of Christ. They were con- [connected] nected [connected] with 45 distinct assuciations [association] in the United Siates- [States- Siamese] seme [see] havin [having] more than 1,000 members-with others in France, Switzerlaud, [Switzerland] Syria; avd [and] he was informed there was now a little association in Constantinople, and even oue [our] in the ariry [airy] in the Ciimea. [Crimea] (Cheers.) There were also assuciations [association] in Australia, India, Holland, and throngh- [through- through] out Germany. In Germany alone there were 6,000 young men associated tozether, [together] 'he basis on which they all united was the following The Young Men's Christian desires to unite all those young men who ack- [ac- acknowledge] nowledze [knowledge] Jesus Christ as their God and Saviour, accorling [according] tothe [tithe] holy and desire to be conformed to his will in their life and doctrine, to associate their efforts for the extension of His kingdom smonest [stones] young men. Theazen- [These- Essences] cies [ties] they employed were first-the Bibic [BIC] class, which had been much blessedofGod. [blessedness] They had seven classesin [classes in] London, the atten'lance [attend'lance] at which varied trom [from] 409 to 500; the total number attending being abcut [about] 800. 'The [the] design was to give an opportuuity [opportunity] fur conversation on the Seripture, [Scripture] and the cardinal facts connected with their salvation and happiness. He was ex'remely [ex'remedy] sorvy [sorry] that they had not been able to succeed in Huddersfield. They had in London a library and reading-reom [reading-room] azeney, [any] similar to that in Hudleisfield. [Huddersfield] He was sory [story] to find their rvonis [Ravens] placed in such a pesition-throuzh [position-through] a gateway and up steps into an une [one mfortable [comfortable] roo a, [too a] Anything caleulated [calculated] to pollute and destroy the mind would not have been placed in svcha [such] p sition; [sit ion] and they thus saw how much wiser weie [were] the of darkness than the children of light. In Loxdun [Lox dun] they made it a matter of the first momont [moment] that the rovm [room] should bein [being] a good situntion-fer [situation-fer] if it was important to have a shop in a good situation to. make miuey, [me] it was more important to have a good situation where they wanted t make character. (Cheers.) They cousidered [considered] that there should be something to entice the young men there, and nothing in the place to give offence. They provided comfortable seats, tea aud [and] coffee, of which hundreds parivok [partook] on sowe [owe] nights, providing for the body as well as the mind. 'To a young man entering London, the pathway to evil was easy; but they wished to make the pathway to blessing easy also. They tock care that vo dirty tea-pots, tea-cups, or spoons should be admitted into their rooms-and they took care that all should be furnished with as much elegance and finish as it they wished to make a fortune by it-knowing that it was of great moment to make impressions on the mind. By doing so, large numbers were thus brought to their library and reading-rooms aud [and] by thus associating with young men ot character, were brought into their Bible class and into the fellowship of the church. (Applause.) Another agency that they employed was public lectures. At all their branch associations it. London, they had every week lectures and devotional meetings. They were not careful to chronicle or asceriain [ascertain] the results being certain that it they worked heartily they would be certain of results, Another ageney [agency] was the effurts [efforts] of the members of the suciety [society] in their daily walks, They always sought to impress upon each member that he was to bea working uni and, as such, ought to feel responsible for the success of the association. Tous [Tours] as they multiplied, these indivi- [divine- individual] dual men shuuld [should] do their work; for the great work of the world was generally done by the instrumentality of youn, [you] men Ifthen, [If then] these young men would hegin [begin] the work, Go woyld [would] raise them up Telpers [Tellers] and so far they had obtained that help. He wished young men to realise personal respect tu take care of the trifles of life to look forward to the future and, in this age of controversy, to be the of duty as much as the of dockring, [doctrine] erhaps [perhaps] some 3,000 or 4, oung [young] men passed through these classes, If any of these had to bring ina attempted discussion on some disputed doctrire, [doctrine] he had been simply requested to discuss it outside, Whether dissenters or members of the Church of England, they had always told them they could not afford time for discussing these topics, as they had ouly [only] time to do good to each other, which was of greater moment. Still he might give them as matter of experience, the fact, that although a staunch member of the Church of England, he had learned many great lessons of principle and practical adaptation from dissenters. He would ask them not to waste their time upon controversy, and nonsensical squabbles, on which the energy of the church had for so long been wasted. If there could come a great fire, and burn mavy [may] of those books which had so long occupied the brain and heart of man-leaving the one book -the world would be the gainer. (Cheers ) The Rev. J. HaicH [Haigh] said he had somewhere seen it stated that names were the impression of sense, by which thoughts and facts were nailed down. Applying that defi- [Def- definition] nition [nation] to the Young Men's Christian Association, he hoped it might be said that the name was the impression of the sense, by which certain truths and principles which had taken possession of their minds were nailed down and held fast, and that they might say-Christian is our name, Christian is our character. The great dramatist had said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. The i'lustration was true, as the poet applied it but it was not true as some would have it-that a name was nothing. If they called theirs a free thinking association, it would not smell so sweet to him, because the name was an impres- [impress- impression] sion of thesense. [the sense] An association like theirs, was caleu- [clue- calculated] lated [late] to be an excelleut [excellent] refuge and admirable safeguard to younz [young] men in these dangerous times. The two dangers to which young men were now a days exposed, were intem- [item- intemperance] perance [Prince] on the one hand, and scepticism on the other. They were the Scylla and Charybdis between which they had to steer. What multitudes of young men struck avainst [against] these rocks, and made shipwreck of their peace and presperity [prosperity] both for time and eternity. In our towns what a large number of fast young men were there, who got to the end of thir [their] money, to the end of their character and respectability, and to the end of their life, which he supposed was the reason for their being called fast young men. (Cheers.) If they could but see themselves as others saw them, with their bloated faces, from which the freshness of youth was fist disap- [dis- disappearing] pearing [paring] -they would sink into scbriety [society] and steadiness from disgust of themselves, if from no better motive. Then there was the sceptical, free thinking, intelligent young man, with a smattering of learving, [leaving] an puffed-up with the notion of his fancied superiwrity. [superiority] It was a fine thing for these young men to laugh to scorn the ignorant pre- [prejudices] judices [justices] of their fathers and mothers a grand thing to rise superior to the belief of the wisest and best in every age. There was nuch [such] heroism these shallow thinkers fancied in striking off the chains by which the world had been shackled for 18 centuries, and to be free to think fur them- [themselves] selves. After giving an account ofa [of] visit to the rvom [room] at Knaresborough, in which Tom Paine wrote his Rights of Man, the reverend gentleman proceeded to say that he considered their association an excellent raley- [Riley- rallying] ing point for young men who wished to steer clear of the two rocks which he had been speaking -brivging [bringing] them tegether [together] tor the kindly interchanze [interchange] of right thoughts and friendly feelings. 'The [the] strongest argu- [argue- argument] ment [men] in favour of their institution would be the correct deportment of its members-and would commend it to the support of right thinking men more than 10,000 lectures or advertisements. They should be Christians more than in manner-honest in their dealings; men whose word was their bond; like a grain gold, not set in a casket, bnt [bent] beaten out into a broad extent of gold leaf, coverning [governing] and adorning the whole of life. (Applause An association of such young men would be a blessing to avy [navy] neighbour- [neighbour the] The Rev. A. T. JAMES spoke at great leneth [length] on the advantages of the society to young men, and on its claims to support. The Rev. J. Hupstone [Huston] proposed- That the cordial thanks of the meeting be given to those gentlemen who had favoured them with their presence, and addressed the meetivg. [meeting. He thought thanks were especially due to the gentleman from London. The Rev. R. Bruce seconded the resolution, which was carried unanimously. T. H. Taruton, [Teuton] Esq., briefly responded. The Rev. G. SmitH [Smith] moved- That the thanks of thé [the] meeting be presented to those ladies who kindly provided trays for this evening's tea, aud [and] who have also presided at the tables 7 He thought these were especially worthy of thauks, [thanks] for- [for what] What was a table richly spread Without a lady at its head (Laughter.) Mr. Moupy [MP] seconded the resolution, which was carried unanimously, and was responded to on behalf of the ladies by the Rev. A. T. James. The Vicar then took the chair, and on the proposition of Mr. T. Mallinson, seconded by Mr. Shaw, a vote of thanks to W. Willans, Esq. was carried with acclamation. Mr. Willans returned thanks, and the meeting concluded shortly before eleven o'clock. The next lecture of the will be on Tuesday evening next by the Rev. Hugh Stowell. MURDEROUS AFFRAY WITH A GANG OF THIEVES AT CHURWELL, [HOWELL] Early on Sunday morning an affray of a very serious character, and which will probably terminate fatally in one instance, took place at Churwell, [Howell] between a party of watchmen on the mill premises of Messrs. George Crowther and Co., woollen manufacturers, Churwell, [Howell] and a gang of thieves, who had broken into the warehouse. and were attempting to carry away several ends of cloth which they had removed from the second to the lower storey of the warehouse, The mill of Messrs. George Crowther and Co. who are cloth manufacturers and merchants, is situate in rather a lonely part of the Morley valley, at a place called Churwell [Howell] Lane Side. For some months there have been suspicions on the part of the firm that a burglariousattempt on the premises was contemplated, and several circumstances which hd occurred, and in which one of their own workpeop e [workpeople e] was concerned, tende' [tender] still more to arouse their apprehensions. Robberies have also been very uumerous [numerous] and daring in the neighbuurhood [neighbourhood] within the last few months. Messrs. Crowther and Co. in common with many of their bours, [ours] keep a private watcliman, [watchman] whose duty it is to see to the safety of the premises, light the fires in the morning, and give notice of the time to workpeople in the neizh- [neigh- neighbourhood] bourhood. [boyhood] This watchman generally goes off duty about 5 On several recent occasions a man called Steel, who was employed by the firm as wash gatherer, had made it in his way to hold conversations with the watch- [watchman] man, and by way of easing his duty of somewhst [somewhat] of its tediousness, hid said he might go off duty earlier than half-past five it he liked, as he (Steel) had always to be there a little befure [before] six o'clock, and would see after the fires being properly lighted. 'The [the] watchman, however, did not avail himself of the offer. A few weeks ago, a large key which fitted one of the doors of the premises was missing; and although repeated enqniries [enquiries] were made after it, it was not returned. A new key was accordingly made; and then certain cireumstances [circumstances] ter.ded [] to excite suspicion tiat [that] the old key wasin [was in] the possession of some person on the premises. The premises continued to be care- [carefully] fully watched, and up toSunday [Sunday] with a satisfactory result. About sx o'clock on Sunday morning, there was a movementinthe [movement] mill; thewatchman [the watchman] had goneoff [gone off] duty, when the which had all along attached to Steel received a certain confirmation to which, in the present stayre [stare] of the enquiry, it might be prejudicial and imprudent more pai [pair] ti- [particularly] cularly [clearly] to refer. 'There is no doubt from the manner in which the robbery was attempted, that it had been arranged for some time previously, and from what has trans- [transpired] pired [pride] it appears that, on Saturday night, under the instructions of Superintendent Pollard, John Holroyd and Lupton, the Morley cunstables. [constable] assisted by Samuel Hurst, a workman in the employ of Me srs. [Me sr] Crowther, David Lofthouse, Geo ge Richardson, and Joseph Crowther, watched the mil and premises of Messrs. Crowther, which stand about 200 yards from the high road, and a short distance from a plantation. At ten minutes to six on Sun. day morning the private watchinan [watchman] locked the watch-house door, and went home, the constables and their assistants having secreted themselves in an adjoining shed, which commands a full view of the premises. In the course of a few minutes the priseners, [prisoner] and a sixth man not in custody, Were seen to approach the buildings, and to enter the warehouse by means 0 a skeleton key. 'They then unlocked Other doors and went into the second storey, called the taking-up room, and commenced removing cnds [ends] of cluth [cloth] into the lower room, after which the mau [may] Steel came out with two or three ends of cloth upon his shoulder. The constables and watchmen then rushed forward and has- [hastened] tened [tend] to the rescue. Several of them were armed with firelocks, [fireworks] and the rest hal cudgels. The burglars ins'de soon found by the envir [envoy] -nment [moment] of the mill, that they were dicovered, [discovered] and appeared to make up their minds 'to the brush which they saw was inevitable. Stecl, [Steel] a powerful man, was the first to rush out of the mill, and he was followed by the three other den, Brigzs, [Briggs] and another man not yet in custody. A dreadful hand-to haud [had] conflict succerded. [succeeded] The burglars were resolute and determined, and the watchers resolve to discharge their duty. The wost [West] desperate struggle was between the two coustables, [constable] Holroyd and Lupton, and the burglar Marsden. The combat was desperate and pro- [protracted] tracted, [traced] and Marsden was o ly ultimately snbdued [subdued] by being violently beaten about the head with the butt end of a gun anda [and] stick. Mr. Richardson, en the other hand, was injured in the fray. The robber who escaped struggled exceedingly hard, and overcan.e [overcoat.e] his antavonist [antagonist] by sheer muscular ability. His person is well known, and there is littie [little] doubt but that he will speedily he in the hands of the police. Steel ubtained [obtained] a temporary advantage in his share of the fight, and was running away, and in danger of escaping, when he was shot in the right thigh by one of the watchers, and disabled. 'There were now in custedy [custody] three of the tour burglars who had rushed out of the mill; and the next step of the brave watchers Was to ascertain whether any goods had been removed, or if any other person was concealed on the premises. Leav- [Leave- Leaving] ing the wounded and worsted robbers in charge of a detach- [detachment] ment [men] in the yard, another portion of the party entered the mil; and in the upper rvom [room] they found two more men (Cain and Pickard), who abjectly gave themse ves [these bes] into custody. No less than 29 ends of cloth, valued at 250, had been removed from the packing-room into the room on the ground flour, ready for taking away and two ens had been placed in the warehouse yard, in preparation for immediate removal. 'The [the] burglars, Marsden, rigys, [rugs] Cain, and Pickard, were subsequently taken down to the Leeds Police-office, and Steel was found to have received the whole of the charge of the gun fired at him in the right thigh, just below the hip, and he was removed as svon [son] as possible to the Leeds Infirmary, where he now lies in a very precarious state. At the West Riding Magistrates' Court, at Leeds, on Monday, the prisoners were brought up before the Rev. J. A. Rhodes, and charged with the burglary. Their names are. James Marsden (whvuse [whose] face and head were considerably battered and disfigured by the conflict), John Briggs, William Cain, and Johu [John] Pickard. Stecl, [Steel] the other prisoner, Was not inacondition [conditions] to be removed. Pollard, the superin- [superior- superintendent] ot thecistrict, [district] had the prisoners in charge, Mr. Joseph Long said I am the manager of the establish- [establishment] ment [men] of Messrs. George Crowther and Co., Churwell. [Howell] It is & Woollen cloth manufactory. We have had the warehouse ro of 29 ends of cloth, of 240 or 250 value. Yester- [Yesterday] day (Sunday) morning I first discovered that the robbe [robe] n place, about a quarter past six The cluth [cloth] was on Saturday all pil [oil] up in the regular form ready for Packing, aud [and] was weighted with press plates. The cloth ' Soe [Se] the in the king-up room, which isa chamber on ofthe [of the] mill. I found the warehouse all in sion when I got there yesterday (sane morning; te aos [as] re then in aroom [room] below, ends oF ered [red] into theyard. [the yard] Oneofthe [Another] hang-locks, whic [which] ag ke the ing-house outer door wassprung.-Mr. [was sprung.-Mr] f soid-T [said-T] am a constable from Morley, and reside bear this mill. I speak to the whole of a eat of a ae assis [assist] ed i ir apprehension. e a abou [about] om whee I took them into custody. This was on the remises [premises] of Messrs. Crowther and Co. The cork that the case, for certain reasons, wou [you] adjourned for a week.-Adjourned accordingly.-The [accordingly.-the] cour [our] was densely crowded. Cain is said to be a Manchester man, and came bwer [beer] 98 Friday to assist in the burglary. The men entere [enter] place by means of skeleton keys, the keys found upon 2 prisoners easily opened every door in the place. One es was found at Steel's house and two small keys, adapt for opening the locks of desks, &c. were found in the pos- [post- possession] session of Cain. FURTHER PARTICULARS. DEATH OF STEELE, ONE OF THE ROBBERS. Steel, whose dangerous injuries from the shot-wound received in the Churwell [Howell] robbery, noticed above, and who was lying at the Leeds Infirmary, died of his injuries at three o'clock on Tuesday morning. On Sunday the symp- [stamp- symptoms] toms assumed a fatal tendency, and on Monday the prisoner's position was considered to be so highly dan- [dangerous] zerous [serious] that his deposition was taken before the Rev. J. A. Rhodes. On Monday evening he appeared to rally, pro- [probably] bably [ably] from the stimulants he was then taking, but late in the evening of that day a change took place, and he died of his wounds at the time above indicated. He was the wash gatherer or carter in the employ of Messrs. Crowther and Co. Pickard, one of the reman led [remain led] prisoners, is a returned convict. It appears that private information of the intended robbery had been conveyed to the coustables [constable] of Morley on Saturday evening; and accordingly, by a preconcerted plan, the private watchman was allowed to leave his post at ten minutes to six o'clock on Sunday morning, and the constables and their assistants then took up their position in a shed near the mill, from whence they could survey the whole ot the premises, INQUEST ON STEELE. An inquest was held on Wednesday, at the Leeds Court House, before Mr. John Blackburn, coroner, on the body of Steele, who was shot in the desperate affray at Messrs. Crowther's mill, Churwell [Howell] lane-side, on Sunday morning last. Mr. Fern, solicitor, watched the case on behalf of the watchers of the mill, John Holroyd, one of the constables of Morley, deposed -I was applied to by Mr. Lonzley, [Longley] manager of Messrs. Cr wther's [the's] mill, at Churwell, [Howell] on Saturday last, to watch this mill along with four of bis men, and Benjamin Lup- [Up- Lupton] ton, another constable. Some information had been given which led to this watch being set. Benjamin Lupton and I went to the mill together between eleven and twelve o'clock on Saturday night. When we vot [not] there, there were the private watchman of the firm, Wm. Richardson, and Samuel Hurst and David Lofthouse, two of Messrs. Crowther's men. After we bad been on the premises about a quarter of an hour, George Richardson and Joseph Crowther, twv [two] more of Messrs. Crowther's workpeople, also came to joinus. [joints] TI first ordered Richardson, the watch- [watchman] man, to watch as usual, and leave the place at his usual time in the morning. We secreted ourselves for a few hours ina spinning shed, and just before the watchman went home-which was about a quarter before six o'clock on Sunday morning-we came out. and pointed outa [out] place for two of the men to gu to, where there is an outlet near the wood, I and three others secreted ourselves ina shel [she] behind some 'food' sheets. We were within sizht [sight] of the mill doors. In about ten minutes after the watchmen had gone away, heard footsteens. [foots teens] Directly I heard a hedge crack from the wood, as if persons were coming out of the wood. We then heard some one trying to pick the lock of the watch-house door, It was a fine. starlight morning. When he got this lock picked, he came into the yard. He ran between three or four yards of where we were conceaied, [concealed] and shogged [shocked down the yard, tuwards [towards] the low end of the mill. In about a minute he returned up the yard, and went into the watch house. I heard some- [something] thing rattle there and he then came out, and went into the mill-yard. down the back side of the mill the second time, all in the direction ot this. outlet dovr, [Dover] For between five and ten minutes afterwardsall [afterwards all] was still. After- [Afterwards] wards, six men entered the watch-house dvor; [door] they hada [had] lantern with them, 'lhey [they] went all in a row right to this packing-shop door, which they opened and entered. The keys belonging to the place w always left in the watch- [watch house] house. The door, we afte [after wz found, had been opened witb [with] the usual ker. [er] As svon [son] asthey [asthma] went into the mill, said to my men, We are too weak, but keep up your spirits, There were some luose [lose] ends of cloth in the packinz-shop. [packing-shop] There is a ladder from the packing-shop into the chamber. We soun [sun] sawa [saw] light in the windows of the top room, where the cloth was kept. We soon heard the cloth sliding down the inclined plane from the top room into the packing-shop. Almost immediately afterwards, 1 saw a man come out of the packing shop with some cloth on his shoulder. Ue had two ends of cloth. I ran to seize this man and called upon my men to follow. We sprung a rattle to alarm our men near the wood, and tu call them to our assistance. Three men came running out of the mill after this man, with a light, but the light went out. When I got up to the first man, he was elevated on a stage, and walking towards the watcl-house [watch-house] door. When he saw us runniny, [running] he stood still, having yet the cloth on his shoulders, and when I vot [not] up to him, he threw the cloth at ne right in my face, burst my nose, bioke [broke] my hat, and knockad [knocked] me down. I was rather fur the time, aud [and] hurt in my back. When I got up, I heard a pevson [person] screaming, 1am [am] shot I am done. T can't speak as to the shots at all, I was so much confused, Tae [Tea] cloth would weigh about 60lb. [lb] When got up, about a minute afterwards, heard a person calling out, Hol- [Ho- Holroyd] royd, come here. I ran to the place, and found that it was Lupton, who was desperately strngeling [struggling] with the burglur [burglar] Marsden. Lupton said, He (Marsdvn) [Marsden] has nearly killed me. I said, Let us seize him, and then seized held of him. Marsden was then kicking. striking, and resisting the constable, as well ashe [she] cculd. [could] Marsden and Luptou [Lipton] were just getting up, when I also seize l Mar-den, and, in tho scuffle, we all fell to the ground t. gether. [ether] When got up, Marsden struck me with his fist, and felled me, but Isoon [Soon] jumped up ayain, [again] and seized bis neckerchief. fle [fe] struck me again, and I should have fallen, but I swung on by the neckerchief, and called out to my companion 'Strike him Marsden then tried to yet away, Istruck [Struck] at him with my stick, but c.uld [c.old] not geta [gate] gvod [good] stroke at him; he hid no weapon. I then called out for assistance, and David Lofthousc [Scrofulous] and Hurst, two of the watchers, came up, and struck Marsden at the back of his head. Marsden fell, but he was soon up again, and trying to get away. We, however, ultimately subdued him. then went to Steele, the dececased, [deceased] who was laid on the ground. He was the first man who entered the yard. I knew him by his dress. When I head a man call ont, I am shot Tam done, think it was Steele, it was like his voice. He was laid within afew [few] yards of theshed. [thrashed] When I got up te bim [bi] I thonght [thought] he was dead he was laid quite still, and blood was profusely running from his wound. I went to anuther [another] part of the yard, but when I returned Steele began to move, and we then removed him into the watch-honse, [watch-house] covered him with a evat, [eat] and sent fur the manager and a Mr, Ellis, surgeon, of Morley, was soon in attendance, and in the meantime we had given the deceased brandy and water. Mr. Ellis dressed his wounds, and, by his instructions, Steele was subsequently reuwved [rived] to the Leeds Infirmary. He did not say anything to me, nor in my hearing. I was armed with a pistol, which I received from Mr. Crowther, but I did not The private watchman, David Lofthonse, [Lofthouse] bad also a pistol, whilst Samuel Hurst was armed with a gun, I could not see whether or not any of the thieves were armed, but after the affray I found a bludgeon and a lantern in the yard. I next sent after George Richardson, one of our men, and fund his face and head had been sadly ent. [end] I saw him on Monday, and ascertained he bad not then been ont of bed. Samuel Hurst, one of Messrs. Crowther's workpeople, was then called. After being duly cautioned by the coroner to say nothing that might prejudice himse f [himself f] in any judicial proc [pro elings [lings] that might follow the present enquiry, he made the.following statement -I am a earter [Easter] at Messrs. George Crowther and Co.'s mill, and live near the church, I have been with the firm about 15 years. On Saturday nizht [night] last Iwas [Was] one of the watchers, and I tock a gun with me from my own house, 'The [the] cun [can] was with heavy shot, (It afterwards appeared that No. 5 shot had been ned.) I was in the shed with Holroyd, Lupton, and Richardson when the burglars went into the packiny-shop. [packing-shop] I saw two men come out of the mil, one of whom was carrying two ends of cloth, and the other man walking alongside. Holroyd and I went towards them, and when we got up to them, Hol- [Ho- Holroyd] reyd [red] spoke, and then one of the men threw the cloth right open Holroyd, and knocked him down. Then a shot was fired either by the man who was waking with Steele or by aman [man] who was just bebind [behind] me. and heard the whiz [which] of the shot or the ball close to my body on my right. I thought from the report tha [that it was a pistol that had been fired, aud [and] from the direction of the packing shop door. Lupton and Richardson were then behind me. I was within a vard [card] of Holroyd, and as soon as I heard the whiz [which] of the shot, I fired my gun in the direetion [direction] of the packing-shop door, where I supposed the thieves to be without taking aim. I tired in the direction from whence the first shot appeared to come. S.on after I had flred, [Fred] one of the thieves ran past me for a few yards, and then suddenly tell. This man was Steele, the deceased, Before any shot was fired by the thieves, and when Steele and his companion were running away with the cloth, we called out, If you do not stand, we shail [hail] fire and directly afterwards Steele threw the ends of cloth in Holroyd's face, and then a pistol was fired. It was after this had eccurred [occurred] that I fired in the direction of the packiny-shop [packing-shop] door, Richardson, ore of ur watchers, was also hurt. At the time I fired I heard scuffing between Marsden and Richardson, After I had fired, Marsden came and struck at me, but only hit my head, aad [and] I then struck him with the butt-endof [butt-end] the gun. Marsden then ran towards the watch-house, Joseph Crowther, manager of the establishment, stated that he was at the bottem [bottom] of the yard when the affray commenced, and as he ran up, he heard the report of two shots. They were fired almost simultaneously. Mr. R. G. Hardwick, house-surgeon at the Leeds Infir- [Infirm- Infirmary] mary, [may] stateu-The [state-the] deceased Steele was brought into the infiimary [Infirmary] at five minutes past ten on Sunday morning last. He was then suffering from an extensive gun-shot wound on the rigbt [right] 'The [the] shot must haze been fired at a short distance, as the wadding and the shot had entered almost as closely as a bullet. The man who shot the deceased must have been beluw [below] him, as the shot had entered the anterior part of the right thigh, and made its exit on the posterior side. Steele died ot the wound early on Tuesday morning.- At the request of the jury this witness extracted some of the shut from the wound, and produced them they were about No. 5 size. , The Coroner, in charging the jury, discriminated between those cases where extreme vivlence [violence] may be resorted to for the ends of justice, and other cases where such vivleuce [fleece] would be reprehensible. In petty offences, or in mis- [is- misdemeanours] demeanours, it would be exceedingly wrong to adopt such violent measures as had been here used; whilst in cases of felony, and in which there was a danger of the culprit escaping from justice, such conduct would not be at all blameable. The jury retired for a few moments, and then returned a ury [ur] ver [Rev] lict [lit] of Justifiable homicide, -brother and wife of William Palmer, Mr RUGELEY POISONINGS. VERDICT OF WILFUL MURDER AGAINST WILLIAM PALMER FOR THE MURDER OF HIS WIFE, CORONER'S INQUEST. The inquest upon the bodies of Walter and Anne Palmer, 1 of Rugele [Struggle] was opened at that place on Friday. obn [on] Smith, of Birmingham, solicitor, appeared for the accused. Mr, Deane, of London, represented the insurance and Mr. Gardener, ot Stafford, appeared for the Crown, The first witness examined was Ann wley, [le] a char. woman, who had been frequently employed at the accuseq's [accused's] house. During Mrs. Palmev's [Palmer's] illness Mr. Palmer frequently took broth and other refreshment to her out of the kitchey. [kitchen] Witness attended Mrs. Palmer and assisted to lay her out, There was no particular appearance about the body, Mrs, Bradshaw was the nurse, and Eliza Thomas yeueral [rural] ser. [se] vant. The undertaker was not present when the bod y wag scrowed [crowded] down. Mr. and Mrs. Palmer always lived' com. fortably [football] together the former was kind to all about him, Eliza Tharm, [Them] servant of the accused, was next examined, She had lived with Mr. Palmer for ten years. Mrs. Palmoy [Palmer] was taken ill at five o'clock, on Wednesday evening, the 20th Sept., 1854, when she returned from Liverpool. The deceased said she thought she had taken cold. She had some tea and culd [could] meat. Next morning she still complained of being ill and kept her bed. Mr, Palmer took her up a eup [up] of tea withont [without] milk, and alittle [little] ry toast. About noon she still complained of sickness. Witness notice) nothin [nothing] particular in the vomit, which she threw away. Mr. Palmer saw the vomit, but did not make any remark about it. During the Wednesday, she and Mr Palmer alone attended on the deceased. Witness did not attend Ler [Lee] much in the latter part of her illness. The deceased never complained of any particular pain, Except when contined [contained] she w ill. Mr. Palmer also waited on deceased. Witness was not in the room when Mrs, Palmer expired. Mr. Palwer [Palmer] slept in his wife's room until the Monday before her death. Dr. Balfour sent a box of pills and a bottle of medicive, [medicine] which she saw in Mr. Palmer's hand. prepared gruel, sago, and tea for deceased, After Dr, Knight was called in and prescribed, deceased improved a litte. [little] Mrs. George Polmer [Palmer] visited the deccased [deceased] during her illuess. [illness] After con- [considerable] siderable [considerable] discussion as to the propriety of the question, witness said, I don't doubt but he (Paimer) [Palmer] would have taken liberties il had given him consent.' Mrs. Palmer told witness she thought she bad taken cold trom [from] wearing thin clothes. Mr. Palmer appeared kind to bis wife aud [and] all about him, Mrs. Sarah Palmer, sister uf [of] the accused, was next sworn. She accompanied her sister-in-law (deceased) to Liverpool ; on the Tuesday Mrs, Palmer fatigued herself very much there. She went to a concertatSt. [concerts] George's Hall, ina thin white dress. On their return to Rugeley, Mrs. Palmer complained of being cold, but refused to put ber [be] feet in war. water and take medicine on the Saturday she com- [complained] plained of cold in her chest, and said she felt sure. They had intended to stay day longer in Liverpool, had not the deceased felt unwell. Witness didn't [did't] mean, however, to say that deceased was ill. On their return to Rugeley deceased rested for ten minutes at her mother-in-law's, The accused's practice was confined almost to his own family. He was a member of the Coliege [College] of Surgeons, and an associate of Apothecaries Hall. Deceased had a life interest in some property which ceased with her life, Deceased was always in delicate health, and went about to different watering places. When at Buxton, together, in August 1854, witness perceived that deceased's tongue was exceedingly white, and she said to her, Uh, Annie whatever is the matter Decreased attributed it to the want of medicine. Before they lett [let] Live pool to retarn [return] home, they partuok [partook] of cold roast beef. Mr. George Palmer, soiicitor, [solicitor] brother to the accused, was the next witness. lie saw deceased at bis mother's, on her way frou [four] the station. She appeared unwell. The the] solicitor fur the accused here took exception to Mr. Hawkins, a juryman, because be had displayed watmus [Watts] aguinst [against] his ehent [event] and Mr. George Palmer stated that Mr. Hawkins, wouid [would] be sure to vive [vice] a verdict against his brother; but the objectivun [objection] was overruled, as the exception should have been male when the jury was empanelled. Mr. W. H. Tindall, of the Atlas Assurance Company, then gave evidence. Ou the 8th February, 1854, Mr. Palmer (the accused) propesed [proposed] an insurance upan [upon] the life of his wife, which the company decline to accept. The applicant said he was interested in bis wife's death to the extent of the sum which he requested the office to guaran- [guardian- guarantee] tee tohim. [to him] 'The [the] proposal paper contained Wm. Palmer's signature, vouching for the correctness uf [of] its entries, It was dated the 6th of February, 18d4. [d] Matilda Bardswell [Beardsell] was tie next witness examined. She had known the deceased for years. She saw her on the Monday after her return from Liverpool, when she was in bed she complained of cold canght [caught] by wearing thin clothes. Deceased said that in coming from Liverpool she tovk [took] something she thought had done her good, and on the following morning attempted to get up, but was unable, being svized [seized] with sickness. Deceased added that when Dr. Kuight [Knight] came he gave her somethivg [something] which had doue [done] her good, bat she svon [son] got ill again, She expressed herself glad to see witness, aud [and] requested her to sit on the bed. Mr. Palmer, who was then in the room, then retired, Deceased then tuld [told] witness that it was the sickness which exhausted her. Witness did not hear deceased say any- [anything] thing more (witness is deaf.) Deceased took gruel, tea, wine, water, grapes, aud [and] bread. Sbe [Be] never complained of any pain excepiing [exceeding] that arising from sickness. She was not purged much while witness was with her until the last. Sue frequently said she hoped her bowels would not trouble her again, or she should svon [son] be dead. She said this the morning before her death, when she felt some unpleasant sensation in her bowels. Witness told Mr. Palmer that her bowels had not acted, but be said that was of no consequence, He spoke words to the effect that that was beter [better] for her as she took so little support. Fur three days her bowels were not moved, Ou the morning of her death she was purged several times. After that she appeared very weak and very luw, [law] aud [and] as soon as her bowels were moved the sick- [sickness] ness abated. She did not live more than three or four hours atter [utter] that; and the purging continued up to the tiine [tine] of her death. She died at about one o'clock in the day. She said ber [be] throat felt sore from the vomiting, which straitened her throat. She complained at times of her mouth being dry; she was not particularly thirsty. Mr. Bamford and Mr. Palmer prescribed for her. Witness gave her sume [sum] uixture [Mixture] and two pills. Saw no one give her mere, 'Lhe [He] night she tuvk [tuck] the pills deceased siept [Sept] more comfortabiy, [comfortable] She bad sume [sum] effervesciny [effervescing] draughts prepared aud [and] administered by Mr. Palmer, which seewed [seemed] to refresh the deceased. She was always sick in a few minutes after tukiny [taking] food. Witness was in the roum [room] with the deceased when she died. She ajpeared [appeared] to yo quite low aud [and] com- [composed] posed, and for some two or three hours before she bezved [behaved] witness nut to truuble [trouble] berseif [brief] to give her anything, Wit- [Witness] ness did not notice anything particular in her breathing, She appeared quite sensible to the last. She had no con- [convulsions] vulsions [visions] vor [or] spasms. It was two or three hours before her death that she told witness not to tronble [trouble] her. 'The [the] last thing she took betore [before] her death was the juice ot some grapes. Witness asked her tu take some grapes. She said that she could not suck them, when witness replied, I can squeeze them into a spoon. Wit- [Witness] ness did so, aud [and] put it into her month, when she looked at witness in a very pleasing manuer, [manner] aud [and] said, Oh, that was very nice. Tuis [This] was before the purging which preceded her death. No one besides Mr. Palmer aud [and] wituess [witness] gave her anything during the time witness was there, He dil [lid] nut give her anything the day that she died. He was with her very frequently- [frequentlyoming] oming coming] into the roum'very [room'very] often, Mrs. George and Mr. Palmer came to see her in her illness. 'Lhe [He] deceased's vomit appeared a good deal like that. f people who are troubled with bile, She said nothing about the time she died, except that she hoped witness would not allow any strange people to come about her todo [too] anything for her, but do everything her- [herself] selt. [set] Mr. Palmer came up when witness rang the bell after Mrs. Palwer [Palmer] bad died, He did nut quite come round the bed. She said to him, I fear Mrs. Paimer [Palmer] is dying. fle [fe] appeared very much burt, and weot [West] out into the next reom, [room] and returned again directly. Then she was gone. After she was dead wituess [witness] stayed witb [with] her twenty minutes, Witness went into the next room to Mr. Palmer. He appeared quite Junconscivus [Unconscious] of what bad taken place. Witness #sied [side] him to take a litile [little] brandy. Upon this he lovked [locked] at witness, and said he thought that be had been asleep, rnbbed [robbed] his hands, and be appeared a little better. Witness gave him the brandy betore [before] rubbing his hands. Witness got the brandy trom [from] the servant girl, who brought it from down stairs. Witness remained a few with him atter [utter] he bad taken the brandy, and he appeared a little better. He said, Mrs. Bradshaw, you must have Mis. [Is] Kowley [Rowley] to assist you. Mrs. Rowley came upstairs immediately afterwards. as she was in the house at the time. Mrs. Rowley aud [and] witness laid out the body. 'There was nothing peculiar in the Appearauce [Appearance] of the body. The limbs were not stiff uil [il] she was cold Mr. Palmer was with her several tines shortly before she died. On the day betore [before] she died she took the Saciament. [Sacrament] 'The [the] ordinance was admin- [administered] istered [registered] by the Rev. Mr. Atkinson, the vicar of Rugeley. Witiess [Witness] couldn't [could't] say positively whether she said to Mr. Atkinson, Pray for my dear husband and my dear iittle [little] bey, but she aid say, Pray for my dear little boy. Mr. Palmer appeared 'affectionate to his wite, [white] aud [and] be ap- [appeared] peared [pared] to be anxious to do everything for her comfort that lay iv his power. Mr. Palmer knew that his wile was dead he went very pale and seemed very much put about, and be shed tears, Mrs. Palmer was very much of a retiiny [retain] dispusition, [disposition] and when witness urged her to sea Mrs. George Palmer and others she refused, and said that she coul [could nut see any one, not even her own relations. She begged witness uvt [ut] to suffer any one tovome. [time] V ben the Rev. Mr. Atkinson was with her, he said that he feared that she was nut able to bear his reading to her, but he hoped that she would send for him ayain. [again] She then asked him to pray for her dear little boy, and when he was gone she appeared very much affected, aud [and] said she huped [hoped] he woud [would] always liveup [liver] to that. Witness was not certain whether she mentioned her husband. Witness tasted the wine and water, for she was afraid of giving it to her too strong. Witness tasted everything but the effervescing draughts. While she was down stairs the accused might have given to the deceased. During ber [be] five confinements accused appeared very attentive to his wife, but did not take her anything. He was always particular in seeing that the jeliies [Jellies] and broth were made pleasing to his wiie's [wine's] palate, and was atraid [afraid] that witness should give her food too early. Mr. Bamford, aged 82, the surgeon referred to, then gave evidence. When he was called in to the deceased he found her in bed, Jabouring [Labouring] under nausea, aud [and] so much debility, that she bad great difficulty in giving him an answer. She did not appear to have vomited then. Her bowels were in a very constipated state, and did not appear to have been moved for twelve or fourteen hours. He pre- [prepared] pared two pills for her to be taken immediately, and an opening draught. He afterwards refused to prepare any more medicine until Dr. Knizht [Knight] bad been called in, who prescribed two small pills. Witness prepared six or eight pills, but deceased only took one. They were made of two and haif [Haigh] grains of the compound extract of colucynth, [closing] halt a grain of calomel, [Colonel] anda [and] little oil of carraway. [carry] He handed a3 never the pills to Mr. Palmer, and suggested an injection, The last time he saw her (on the Tuesday) she was rapidly sink- [sinking] ing, and refused to take any sustenance. The symptoms of deceased were those of bilious cholera. Witness was still of opinion that that was the cause of death. Mr. Palmer readily consented to Dr. Knight being called in, and sent for him instantly. The accused paid every attention to his