Huddersfield Chronicle (19/Oct/1850) - page 5

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' -Fily, [Filly] in August last, by Mr. Snow, and THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, ot to this country by the Prince Albert, as prougt [Prout] probable traces of the missing expedition, sf eo by the Admiralty submitted for re-ex- [ex pave] pave 'on by Captain Parry, Sir John Richard- [Richard] apie [pie] gical [goal] inspector of Haslar [Ashlar] hospital, and s0B, [sub] competent parties. After exhausting all other bilities, [abilities] Captain Parry comes to the con- [cone] ihe [the] Pe that the rope, and probably the canvas, a jeft [left] at Cape Riley by Sir John Franklin's pe tion, [ion] about 1845. The absence of all notice nei [ne] visit to that spot he regards as corrobora- [corroborate- corroborate] or of this opinion for he conceives that if the ue ition, [edition] or any portion of its people, had e jed [red] there at a more advanced period, there me uid [id] have been some distinct notice of the fact ft at 90 prominent a place. With respect to the panes, Sit J. Richardson thinks that those of the sand sheep cannot have been reduced to their nent [sent] state in less than four or five years since Ne fesh [fresh] was removed from them, and that they not much older than that time. Dr. Clark's are rt, in conjuction [conjunction] with the others, leaves v. doubt that the articles formed part of the tores [Tories] of the Erebus and Terror, from which a arty of men had been landed in the first year of the expedition, either for the purpose of making OF when the ships were stopped by the ice from proceeding. Lord StaNLeY [Stanley] has revived the drooping spirits of the Pr otectionists, [protectionists] by a letter he has addressed to fr, GeorcE [George] Freperick [Frederick] Youne, [Young] who saw what he conceived to be a sign of danger in the noble lord's address to the Bury Agricultural Society during the . week, and, consequently took upon himself to interrogate Lord STANLEY as to whether he meant ghat he said on that occasion. Lord Sranuey [Sane] has replied, by letter, in which he assures his Protec- [Protect- Protectionist] tionist [station] friend that the dear food party may yet bim [bi] as their own, as he still adheres to all the dismal prophecies he has hitherto uttered, whether in or out of Parliament. This as- [assurance] surance [assurance] has inspired the Protectionist organs with new courage ;-meantime we are curious io know what are to be the next sessional [sessions] tactics of the Member for Bucks. His absence from the Protectionist banquets is somewhat significant of change, unless the great Benjamin is amusing himself by the production of a new novel. THE LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE RAILWAY COMPANY. Is another part of this day's Chronicle will be found the greater portion of a Circular Letter, addressed to the Shareholders in this gigantic undertaking, by the Committee of the Share- [Shareholders] holders' Association,' which is deserving of, and which will doubtless receive, the special attention of those to whom it is addressed. Unfortunately for this district, a considerable number of holders in this undertaking reside in the Huddersfield locality-those who have seen the property of the Company waste away, until what was worth and fetched 200, will now only sell for 40 and this is the reason why we insert the greater part of the Circular, and thus prominently call attention to its statements and its object. The statements referred to will, if we mistake not, cause many of the Shareholders to regret that they so inconsiderately placed their proxies on a recent occasion at the disposal of men who have acted in the manner (as it concerns their relation to and management of this Company) as Mr. Gill aud [and] Captain Laws are stated to have done. If it be true-and till the allegations are authoritatively contradicted we must assume them to be true when made on such authority; if it be true, that Mr. Gill, one of the Directors of the Company, has been suffered to remain in arrear [area] to the Company, while other Shareholders have been harrassed [harassed] and Prenorive [Preventive] METHODIST vio [vi] and public mecti [met] Missrons, [Mission] the 'dabie [abide] urhood, [hood] during the week, object. of the Primitive in promotion of Society, which Methodist ona' [on] have been well attended. On Sunda [Sunday] last en rere [ere] preached in the Primitive Methodist Chapel, no he in the morning by the Rev. H. mas on in the evening by the Rev. R. Robinson. A a cresting public meeting was held in the same place 'i onday [Monday] ht, John North, Esq., in the Chair. oy on om obtained on both occasions amounted to A Commisston-AgeEnt's [Commission-Agent's] IDEs [Dies] OF Our readers will remember an alleged case of felo [fell] a few weeks ago, in which a commission ne t uasned [used] prosecutor against Mr. Wood, mer- [Mr- mend] snd [and] Rese [Sere] chant, Chancery-lane, for having stolen a piece of Wwaistcoating. [Waistcoat] A very slight examination wes [West] sufficiont [sufficient] t to prove that the charge was an absurd and trumpery one, as the goods had been taken o nly [only] and avowedly in security for an unpaid debt. Since that time M'Quead's [M'Quad's] mind has ae ill at ease; and only found vent to its revenge on ursday [Thursday] Mr. Wood is the occupier of two or three rd key tee Chanoery-lane, [Chancery-lane] for which he has This key has been rly [ry] deposited i secret hiding place. About acho [echo] ia 8 Thursday ) a search, he heard Some one rapidly descending thestairs. [the stairs] Heatonce [Heat once] returned to thegeneral [the general] receiving room, and onlooking outatthed [attached] oorwa, [doorway] he observed M'Quead [M'Quad] with a parcel under his arm, gui round the corner and passing down Lad-lane. On again going up stairs, the key was found in its usual place, but making a slight examination a piece of black doeskin cloth, measuring 35 yards, value 8, was discovered to be Missing. M'Quead [M'Quad] was then traced to the railway station where he had left the parcel, directed Mr. H. Clayton, Manchester. Information bei [be] t vies ing conveyed to the police office, Sergeant Townend was ordered to institute coat ries, [rise] which ultimately led to his takin [taking] M'Quead [M'Quad] into custody during the forenoon, in Newsireet [Nearest] He afterwards took charge of the parcel deposited at the railway station. risoner [prisoner] was brought up at noon, at the Guildhall, and the case being proved, he was committed to the Ses- [Se- Sessions] sions. [Sons] In defence he acknowledged king the goods, pleaded that he intended to inform Mr. ood [od] of his hav- [have- having] ing done so, and that it was in consequence of some dis- [disputed] puted [outed] debt between them. BoarD [Board] OF GUARDIANS. -The usual fortnightly board S, Albion-street, yesterday, M. assembled in their room Sykes, Esq., in the chair. The business was of an unim- [uni- uni] portant [important] routine character. D OUT-DOOR RELIEF-WEEKS ENDING OCT. 4, istrict. [district] Thirteenth k. 802 ee Te Kirkburton 4519 9D Lv 5016 5 Holmfirth 3516 2 27 6 6 oo... 3619 Ob... ee 30 198 17 3 163 10 8 RE-OPENING OF KIREBURTON [KIRKBURTON] CHURCH.-As announced in our last week's paper, é 8 ial [al] services hel [he] day, in celebration of ee were held on Sun i the re-opening of this place of worship, and Sermons were preached by the respected vicar, the Rev. Richard Collins, M.A. in the morning the Ven. Charles Musgrave, D.D., in the afternoon; and by the Rev, J. Bateman, M.A., in the evening. The congre- [Congress- congregations] gations, [nations] on each occasion, were crowded, and liberal col- [collections] lections [elections] were obtained. We are informed that the amount during the whole of these special services was upwards of 92. Being compelled to write the paragraph which appeared in the Chronicle of last Saturday, fate on the Friday evening, one or two trivial errors escaped notice. We then stated that The entire roofing had been re- [redecorated] decorated but it would have been more correct to have said, that the fine old oak roofing of the nave had been restored, and that in the chance pertectly [perfectly] renewed. By the introduction of the word to the number of sittings was made to appear as about 177 [W in the whole-instead of their being an increase of 177 obtained upon the previous arrangements. We avail ourselves of the first opportunity correct those inaccuracies. Harpy's Puan [Pan] anp [an] CoMMERCTIAL [Commercial] DiREcTORY [Directory] oF Hup- [Up- Huddersfield] DERSFIELD.- [HUDDERSFIELD.- HUDDERSFIELD] We have been favoured with the perusal of a new plan and directory of the town of Huddersfield, just issued by Mr. Hardy, of the Market-place. The plan (which has been issued both plain and co loured), shows at a glance the extent of Huddersfield, as embraced within the limits of the Improvement Act, and indicates the various streets, lanes, and other thoroughfares intersecting it. The principal public edifices, and other prominent points of interest, are clearly indicated, so that after a casual glance a stranger might, with little difficulty, perambulate our streets and gain a given point with accu- [ac- accuracy] racy. The directory embraces the name and place of busi- [bus- business] ness of nearly every merchant, manufacturer, tradesman, or other person in any manner connected with the town and its professions and trades, and, from a cursory glance, appears to us to contain all the requisite features of a directory. A list of public offices and officers also accom- [com- accompanies] panies [Panis] the directory, together with the post-office arrange- [arrangements] ments, [rents] and a variety of other information to which men of business find it necessary to have daily reference. We make no doubt that Mr. Hardy's spirited undertaking will meet with general acceptance among the inhabitants, and also among those in the neighbourhood in any way inte- [inter- interested] rested in the trade of the town. UniTaRIAN [Unitarian] CHAPEL.-We observe that the Rev. Francis Bishop, of Liverpool, is to preach in this place of worship to-morrow (Sunday) morning and evening, on behalf of the Sunday schools in connection with that denomination. TEMPERANCE FEstIvaL. [Festival] The arrangements for this of special have been held in Huddersfield last JULLIEN's [JULIEN's] CONCERT.-In our notice of the above concert, week, we are told that we fell into error in stating M. Collinet, [Client] the flageolet player, was not present, ng to announcement. That gentleman was present, we are informed, and played in the orchestra, and, as wé are further assured, also, played the solo assigned him. District News. HOLMFIRTH. TEA Party aT Jackson BRIDGE.-On Wednesday even- [evening] ing, the second annual tea party of the Jackson Bridge branch of the Holmfirth Mechanics' Institution, took place in the large school-room, Jackson Bridge. The Hepworth promenade band was engaged, and performed at intervals, new and popular music, from the works of J ullien, [Allen] Musard, [Mustard] Keenig, [Keen] and Beethoven, to the great satisfaction of all pre- [present] sent. Mr. John Ibbotson occupied the chair, and the meeting was addressed by Mr. J. A. Shaw, Mr. J. Booth, Mr. Henry Butterworth, and Mr. Samuel Wimpenny. The room was quite full during the whole evening. DeatTH [Death] OF Mr. Davin [Davis] WoopHEAD.-Our [Woodhead.-Our] musical friends at Netherthong, Holmfirth, and surrounding neighbour- [neighbourhood] hood, will sustain a great loss in the death of the late talented and much esteemed Mr. David Woodhead, who died, after a very few days illness, on Friday night, the 1lth [th] instant. His urbanity and amiable disposition had secured to him a large circle who now deplore the loss which death has occasioned. CRIcKET [Cricket] Matcu [Match] aT NETHER-THONG.-On Tuesday last a cricket match was played at N. ether-thong, between the Holmfirth and Nether-thong Cricket Clubs, when the latter left the field as conquerors. CHURCH MISSIONARY MEETING.-On Wednesday evening, the annual meeting of the Missionary Association for the istrict, [district] was held in the Schoo [School] room, Upper Bridge; Joseph Charlesworth, Esq., in the chair, The meeting was addressed by the Rev. J. B. Benstead, M.A., Rev. R. E. Leech, incumbent of Holm- [Holmfirth] firth, Rev. C. R. Alford, M.A., incumbent of Christ Church, Doncaster, Rev. J. Crosley, curate of Holmfirth, Mr. Jas. Charlesworth, and by the Rev. T. G. Fearne, M.A. At the close of the meeting a collection was made in behalf of the Church Missionary Association. OPENING OF MODERN Drums' Lopces.- [Lopes.- Lopes] According to is to be held at Parkgate, near Hudderstcld, [Huddersfield] ad ans uddersfield, [Huddersfield] and another at Cross Pi; near Cumber- [Cumberworth] worth, on Saturday next, the 26th fostent [stent] at seven o'clock in the evening, to establish at each ot those places a club of Modern Druids. The object of these clubs is to afford to the labouring classes easy means by which they may make preparation against the contingency of sickness and the time of death, without being dependent on the hand of charity. These kind of clubs have been of great advan- [advance- advantage] tage [age] to the poor in numberless instances. We recommend them, therefore, to the notice of the working class. The small sum of one shilling is the only charge for entrance money to each person, who may give in their names at the of the club, either at Parkgate or at Cross Pipes. GLEE CLUB aT THE CRowN [Crown] HorTeL.- [Hotel.- Hotel] Mr. Macdonald having completed his engagements, which we believe are on a very liberal scale, intends opening these Musical Evenings on Thursday next. We wish him a bumper. DrEatTH [Death] FROM BURNING.-On the 3rd inst., a boy named Robert Henry Hurd, son of a stonemason, lodging at the Railway Inn, near the station, was left at home by the mother with two other children (the eldest not being more than five years of age), while she went into the town. The deceased got hold of a box of lucifer matches, and would appear to have succeeded in lighting one, from which his clothes caught fire. The poor child's screams brought the landlord (Mr. Lockwood), to his assistance, who speedily extinguished the flames, but the injuries received resulted in me ee on ey jest. an inquest was held on the yesterday (Friday) before Geo son. when a verdict of death oan [on] tun Esa [Sea] CHURCH oF ENGLAND LITERARY ASSOCIATION.-The fourth annual festival of the above association, for the graveship [grave ship] of Holme and its vicinity, was celebrated in the national school, Holmfirth, last night. Upwards of 300 sat down to an excellent tea, gratuitously provided by the ladies in the district, the proceeds of which will be ap- [appropriated] propriated [appropriated] to the benefit of the association. The w were decorated with evergreens, and mottos such as The Alter, the Throne, 'the Cottage, Christianity ele- [Lee- elevates] vates [Bates] the mind, The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, 'Ignorance is daily loss, Church and State, 'God Save the Queen, &c. Amongst the gen- [gentlemen] tlemen [gentlemen] present, we noticed the Rev. T. N. Farthing, M.A., Incumbent of Denton, near Manchester Rey. T. H. Walsh, Minister of the Episoopal [Episcopal] Chapel, Thurstonland Rev. R. E. Leech, M.A., Rev. T. Crosley, Rev. J. R. Charlesworth, curate of Darefield; [Darfield] Rev. J. Feron, [Fern] M.A.; Joseph Charles- [Charlesworth] worth, Esq., J.P. ;James Charlesworth, Esq., Joshua Charles- [Charlesworth] worth, Esq., Mr. H. Farrar, Mr. G. Hinchliffe, &. The Rev. Mr. Fearne, president of the society, opened the meeting. In doing which he compared the present condi- [condition- condition] tion [ion] of Holmfirth with what it used to be. Ve also spoke on the facilities of communication with other towns, and on the importance of education.-Jas. Charlesworth, Esq., remarked on rie [tie] it gave him to be present on that occasion, and. rred [red] to the benefits of such societies to the working classes. He remarked that in connexion with the institution they had a preliminary savings bank. The depositors were only young persons of about ten, twelve, that acco [ac] fourteen years of age, &., and already they had 36 depo- [depot- depositors] sitors. [visitors] This prelimi [prelim] bank contained at present 14 12s. 7d. He explained that the bank was intended for the Sunday scholars connected with the school; and when a depositor got the sum of 1 in this bank, that sum was to be transferred to the government bank, in the depo- [depot- depositor] sitor's [visitor's] own name. Mr. Charlesworth in conclusion dwelt of friends and acquaintance LOCKWOOD. Fortune solver of the mysteries of the future has lately been most successfully plying his avocations in this locality, and by promising good looking husbands to the simple sewing maids, has reaped a golden harvest. Earnest and zealous in his profession, he drove a brisk trade, and his prophetic powers were almost unceasingly called into operation, and he uttered his oracles, his trusting admirers gathered round- [round and] And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew That one amail [Mail] head could carry all he usw, [use] However, in time he found that there is a termination to all sublimary [sublimity] joys, some of which are much more certain and pressing than agreeable, amongst which latter class, he unfortunately, notwithstanding all those powers of divination with which he had cheered the hearts and brightened the hopes of those whom he had professionally instituted. Ranging over a more exten- [extent- extensive] sive [side] field of operations than is generally indulged in by sybils, [bills] he was displaying the veil of futurity to the astonished vision of two countrymen when he was politely requested to consider himself in custody. Little agreeable as was the request, its peremptory nature left him no alternative but to submit. John Builer [Boiler] spent the night in sorrow, and in humble penitence ap- [appeared] peared [pared] before the magistrates on Saturday, and in spite of all his pleading, received the unwelcome intelligence, You are committed for two months to the House of Correction. MELTHAM. Ocroser [Across] Farr.-The supply of all descrip- [Scrip- descriptions] tions [tins] of stock was much better than usual, and the horned cattle and sheep were of good quality. There was a fair attendance of buyers, who bought pretty freely at the market prices. ARMITAGE BRIDGE. BEER-HOUSE QuaRRELS.-James [Quarrel.-James] Hutchinson a pipe maker from Halifax, appeared at the Guildhall, Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield, [Huddersfield] on Tuesday, to press a charge of assault against Benjamin Brooksbank, beer-house-keeper. The com- [complainant] plainant [plain ant] in pursuit of his business called at Brooksbank's house a few days ago, and after putting up his pony enquired if they wanted any pipes. He sat for some time and drank three glasses of ale, when some of the company wanted him to toss for more, and on his declining, high words followed, and in the end there was some scuffling between him and the landlord, when he found himself outside the door. One witness was called to prove that Brooksbank both struck and kicked Hutchinson, and two to prove that Hutchinson had struck Brooksbank. Mr. Clay, solicitor, defended, and the bench recommended the defendant to pay ex- [expenses] penses, [senses] which was at once acceeded [succeeded] to. LINDLEY. BEER-HOUSE Conviction.-On Tuesday last, at the Guildhall, Huddersfield, William Rhodes. beer-house- [housekeeper] keeper, was charged by Mr. Superintendent Heaton with unlawfully keeping open his house for the sale of beer on Sunday the 6th instant, before the hour of half-past twelve. Mrs. Rhodes appeared, and pleaded in mInitiga- [mitigate- nomination] tion [ion] that she had filled the pint of ale for an elderly lady who sent for it to mix with some drugs, and take &3 a medicine, and in so doing was not aware that she had done wrong. There was some doubt about the story, and the penalty of 5s. and expenses was imposed. VioLaTING [Violation] THE SANCTITY OF THE SABBATH.-A poor old sinner, turned three score years and ten, named Adam Thornton, by profession a barber, was on Tuesday last summoned before the Huddersfield magistrates, by Mr. Superintendent Heaton, for having on the 6th instant, about ten in the forenoon, shaved his customers on a Sunday. He promised not to shave anybody else but dead people in future on that day, and was discharged. LINTHWAITE. Is an Executor JUsTiFIED [Justified] IN PaYING [Paying] OVER TO THE Poor-Law BoarD [Board] THE Legacy oF a Parish Lunatic -The overseers of Linthwaite appeared at the Guild- [Guildhall] hall, Huddersfield, on Tuesday last, applying for an order authorising Mr. Dowse, of Marsden, to pay over a legacy of 60 left to a Mary Ann Ramsen, [Ramsden] now a luna- [lina- lunatic] tic, for her maintenance and support. Mr. Dowse merely wished to know whether he would be justified in so doing, and after a short conversation the magistrates issued an order for him to do so. HALIFAX. Norrueate [Nitrate] Enp [End] ANNI- [Anniversary] vERsARY.-On [vestry.-On .-On] Sunday last the Rev. E. Higginson, of Wakefield, preached two sermons on behalf of the schools attached to the above place of worship, when the collections amounted to 15. AUXILIARY BIBLE Society.-This branch of the Bible Society held its annual meeting on Monday evening last, in the New Assembly Room, Harrison Road, John Abbott, Esq., in the chair. The Rev. George Browne, as the deputation from London, and other ministers, ad the assembly. WestEnp [Western] CHaPEL, [Chapel] Sowrersy [Sores] Bripce-On [Bruce-On] Sunday sued for their arrears; and if it be true that annual event are now completed, which will commence to- 00 the necessity of education, having the Bible for its basis, two sermons were preached in this place of worship, this Director, when so in arrear, [area] transferred from his name the marketable and valuable portions of his stock leaving for the security of the Company that which was unsaleable we say, if these allega- [illegal- allegations] tions [tins] are true, independently of the other allega- [illegal- allegations] tions [tins] as to mismanagement and reckless incom- [income- incompetency] petency, [pretence] the party whom they affect is utterly unfit to have any share in the active management of whose capital amounts to nearly six millions of money. The sooner a rigid enquiry as to these allegations is instituted, therefore, the better for the character of the management itself, aud [and] for the security of the shareholders property. No doubt but such enquiry will shortly be had, for itis [its] evident that the Committee of the Share- [Shareholders] holders Association will not let the matter remain Where it is. They stand pledged to the body of Sharcholders [Shareholders] not to relax their efforts until a com- [competent] etent extent] and an efficient Board of Management has been formed; and from the reasons adduced by them for their dissatisfaction with the recent change Muame [Mam] only, brought about also by an improper use of proxy votes, it is manifest that a fruitful source of discord is at work, rankling in the management of this great company and it is no less evident that the Shareholders can never hope for a profitable Teturn [Return] for their capital invested, until that source of discord is removed. Local Entelligence. [Intelligence] We are happy in being able to announce that our hi 'hly [holy] ésteemed [esteemed] townsman Crosland, Esq. of Lodge, is gradually recovering from the effects of his late aiyerous [ayers] illness, so as to leave his medica [medical attendants and ends little reom [room] to doubt that he will soon be in a state of convalescence, New Rattway [Railway] CLock.-We [Clock.-We] observe that the directors ofthe [of the] London and North Western Railway have, through - Heslop of this town, during the past week, put upa [up] utiful [useful] new clock above the principal entrance, a deside- [desire- desideratum] Tatum which has been long required, and will prove of great Practical utility. Great EpucationaL [Educational] MEETINGS.-An educational con- [Cornelius] . relice, [relic] as our readers will perceive from an advertisement, to be held in Manchester, for the promotion of the estab- [stables- establishment] hment [meant] ofa [of] general system of secular instruction, main- [maintained] tained [gained] by local rates, and managed by local authorities. following, among other gentlemen, have, we learn, tnounced announced] their intention to be present, or have been ap- [appointed] Pointed to attend -Richard Cobden, Esq., M.P.; Colonel Cmpson, [Compton] M.P.; W. Scholefield, Esq., M.P.; William argreaves, [Hargreaves] Esq., of the Grange, Milnthorp W. E. Hick- [Thick] Th ea Editor of the Westminster Review; Rev. R. rp, Rector of Burton Overy, near Leicester Rev. W. - Walker, Oldham William Edward Forster, Esq., Jovden [Jordan] Hall, Leeds Samuel Lucas, Esq., London John Batts, [Bates] Esq, M.A., Swansea; Robert Heywood, Esq., Rev. J. A. Baynes, Nottingham Mr. Alderman Cha Mr. Alderman Cutler, Mr. Councillor Goodrick, Shaw, Esq., and others, Birmingham; C. E. Raw- [Relieve] Liv, [Li] Esq., J. A. Picton, Esq., and Walter Ferguson, Esq., C. Bruce, ., and the Rev. Wm. Heaton, Es ds; Joseph Barker, ., Wortley; Joseph Batley, G. S. Phillips, Esq., Huddersfield; Mr. Alder- [Alderman] an Mason, Mr. Alderman Sunderland, John Mills, Esq., we John Brooks, Esq., Ashton-under-Lyne; Rev. A. Sh William Fisher, Jun., Esq., and R. Solly, [Sally] Esq., efield [field] Edward Davy, Esq., Crediton, Exeter and Dr. Tulketh [Thicket] Hall, Preston. From this impor- [import- import] nt meeting expected. THe [The] R Fait [Fair] Sequence will be gratified to observe that the Rev. tsden [tents] Street Chapel to-morrow (Sunday.) F ING. ight [it] last, zm Burning. -On Saturday nig' [ing] he had day, at Esq coroner, and a Verdict of Accidental death was returned. THE CastLe. [Castle] AFFRAY.-On Tuesda [Tuesday] day at the of William who at Mr. Halstead, solicitor, Middleton, ap Hird, ok Bake, tee on, bebalt [belt] of [C] John Br ad n Harpin appeared on tres [tees] Y Lodge, Trpin, [Train] coo ances [aces] with i that he bet or the men disc' had the slightest the two lopal [local] gentlemen ce was to appear when called suck OO that three da either ts Pp was taken, an ested [rested] to at present he at once that the and they never shall. tchets [cheats] of this and informed the most important results may reasonably be EV. JAMES SHERMAN.-The lovers of evangelical erman, [German] of Surrey Chapel, London, is to preach at ray, a boy aged five years, died from injuries received from his clothes catching fire on the Folly Hall, near this town. On Monday an inquest was held over the body, before George Dyson, table jury, at the house - W. 8. Brooke, the Bath Hotel, Lockwood, when a recognizances to answer any charge against them, and he demanded that as the had expired the case should either be pro- [prom] Mr. Floyd intimated been retained for the prosecution, but never hint of these what he considered most being about to be taken, neither had retained for the defendants. The Wy and it was notice should be given before Proceed with or abandon the case. The bench Mr. Halstead the men had not been n to surrender-to which that gentleman replied morrow (Sunday) with a sermon in Queen-street Chapel, by the Rev. Mr. Skinner, and continue during the week. As it is our intention to report these proceedings pretty fully we need not do more at present than draw attention to em. N ce THEATRE.-We understand nt Mr. Wild tay [ta] conducting active arrangements for opening of the Riding School, as a public theatre, on the Ist [Its] proximo, [proximity] when we are promised a careful and spirited management. The corps dramatique [dramatic] is very strong, and the names of many of the performers will be familiar to our readers, and are of acharacter [character] which will enable the stage manager to present an efficient cast. ASSAULT AT THE Pack Horse.-We are informed by Mr. Bradley, landlord of the Pack Horse; that the assault com- [committed] mitted [fitted] by John Lorrimer [Lorriman] upon John Noylan, [Nolan] and given under our police reports last week as occurring at the Pack Horse Inn, should have been reported as taking place at the Pack Horse Tap. Fat Pic.-On Thursday last, Mr. William Hepworth, shopkeeper, Newtown, slaughtered a very fine middle-breed pig, little more than twelve months old, weighing the enor- [nor- enormous] mous [moss] weight of 30 stone 12Ib., [ob] clear of e animal was shown at the last Huddersfield show, and obtained the second prize. CLOTHES LINE QUARREL -On Saturday last, at the Guildhall, Maria Coley appeared to prefer a charge of assault against Mary Stott. Mr. John Haigh prosecuted, and Mr. Clough defended. The parties are residents in Glass-yard, Upperhead-row, and are occupiers of houses under different landlords. On Wednesday last the com- [complainant] plainant [plain ant] hung her clothes-line across the yard, and sus- [suspended] pended a blanket and other articles to dry. Shortly after- [afterwards] wards the defendant came and hung another line across the former, on which Miss Coley objected, denying her right to do so, and threatening what she would do unless it was removed. Asa natural result of such a threat high words the clothes were thrown into the dirt, and the defendant seized complainant and struck her. A regu- [reg- regular] lar [la] Irish melee ensued, and on its termination there was, according to Mr. Clough, a race to the police court to see who could first take out a summons, in which Maria was the winner. The charge was proved, and defendant ordered to pay 2s. and expenses. DIsPLAYING [Displaying] A PARTIALITY FOR SAUSAGES AND BEEF STEaKs.-The [Stakes.-The] other evening, two Irish vagrants, named John Haigh and Michael Ward, were noticed as very sus- [judiciously] iciously [Sicily] prowling about the neighbourhood of Westgate, Meanple- [Meanwhile- Ministered] street, and West Parade, with evidently an inten- [intend- intention] tion [ion] not over well disposed for the property of the shop- [shopkeepers] keepers, whose fronts they eyed with especial attention. After taking this general survey for some time, the attrac- [attack- attractions] tions [tins] of Mr. Richard butcher's shop Proved too great for their honesty, and a string or two of sausages, with a few pounds of beef, were transferred to their own possession. Unfortunately for them their depredation was no sooner committed than they found themselves in the hands of the police, who them wth [with] tem- [te- temporary] orary [ora] lodgings until Saturday, when the magis [magic] com- [committed] pitted them to Wakefield to take their trial for the offence. JUVENILE DEPRAVITY.-Two very impertinent and ill- [ill looking] looking lads, called Thomas Lee and William Lodge, were laced in the dock before the presiding magistrates, on esday [Tuesday] last, charged with wandering about the town as vagrants. For some days it appeared they have been calling at a number of respectable houses and by their threats and intimidations compelling people to give them relief. The police finding that they would not leave the town took them into custody, and, on conveying them to prison, Lee dashed his fist into the window of the police- [police office] office, and, with an oath, told them they might do as they liked with him. Both conducted themselves with great bravado and Lee; with the most supreme contempt wished to know Why I could not be allowed to walk the streets the same as any othergentleman -and [other gentleman -and] then ing round with a haughty condecension, [condescension] directed the attention of the court to Mr. Sergeant Townend, observing with due indig- [India- indignation] nation, 'But, No This fellow instead of putting his hand into his pocket and giving me sixpence, like a gentleman, must take me into custody.' e idea was quite original in the annals of the police, and afforded no little amusement. Ultimately both were committed, Lee for six weeks, and Lodge for fourteen days, to the House of Correction, with a special recommendation to Mr. Shepherd that they should not be too leniently dealt with. Havine [Having] a CHEaP [Cheap] Raitway [Railway] Ripr.-An [Ripe.-An] unfortunate traveller, named John Osborne, being extremely low in his purse supply, thought he would speculate, on the 10th inst., on a cheap ride from Mossley to Huddersfield, on the Lon- [London] don and North Western Railway. Having taken his ticket at a station above Mossley for there, he allowed himself, no doubt, unintentionally, to forget when he had arrived at his journey's end, and to permit himself to be conveyed through. For this offence he was summoned before the residing magistrates, and showing no just cause why he had thus imposed upon the Company, he was fined 5s. and costs, and in default committed to the House of Correction for fourteen days. WEARING APPAREL.-On Tuesday last, a working man, named John Shaw, was charged by Joseph Kaye .with stealing a coat, waistcoat, trousers, and a pair of braces, worth about 1 0s. 6d., his property. It ap- [appeared] peared [pared] from the evidence that on the 8th Shaw went to complainant's house on Mold-green, and obtained for two or three days. On the Friday morning he left the house, and on making examination Kaye found the articles above-named missing. Information was conveyed to the police station, and the enquiries then substituted led to the capture of the prisoner, in Westgate, Wakefield, on the 11th inst. The case was fully proved. The prisoner made no defence, and was committed to take his trial New EstaBlisHMENT [Establishment] oF E. Moses aND [and] Son.-We notice in oe Times and other ee journal long de- [deprive] iptive [active] advertisements of new and splendid premises jus' [us] gpened [opened] by those far-famed and ubiquii [unique] tradesmen E. o8es [ones] itous [its] Son. The premises in question form the west- [Western] end branch a E. Moses pe Son's eed [ed] and are situated at corer of Hart-sireet, [Hart-street] New Oxford-street, Observer. &c.-The Rev. H. Walsh, of Thurstonland, commented on several of the mottos suspended round the room, and enforced the principles which they contained. A selection of sacred music was performed by a very efficient orchestra, between the various speeches.-The room was so full that. many had to stand. Want of space and the lateness of the hour at which our As parcel came to hand, precludes us from giving a detailed report of the preagedings [proceedings] HONLEY. . CHURCH MIssioNARY [Missionary] ANNIVERSARY-HONLEY BRANCH. -On Monday evening last, the annual meeti [time] of the above branch society was held in the National School- [Schoolroom] room. Although the weather was very unfavourable, yet there was a good attendance, The Cc. commenced by singing and prayer, and the ing of portions of Scripture appropriate to the occasion. e Chairman then read the financial aceouut [about] for the year, in which was a pleasing feature, namely, an increase of the penny per week subscriptions -alike creditable to the subscribers, who chiefly consist of the poorest members of the church and congregation, and to their worthy minister, who continually labours to keep alive a missionary spirit. The meeting was addressed by the Rev. T. B. Benstead, Rev. C. R. Alford, M.A. (of Doncaster), and Jas. Charles- [Charlesworth] worth, Esq., of Holmfirth. At the close of the meeting a collection was made, which amounted to 10 6s. 34d. A SHREwD [Shrewd] Boy.-A few days ago, a woman residing in the neighbourhood of Honley asked a little boy to go an errand tor her, promising to give him a halfpenny when he came back. The boy went the errand, and when he re- [returned] turned, the good woman put her hand into her pocket for the promised reward. After feeling for a mny [may] in vain, she said, Well, I've not got one just now, but I will give thee one before long. The boyin [buying] reply said, If you have not got a mny, [may] 2 penny will do Cricket CLUB FEsTIVAL.-On [Festival.-On] Monday night last the yearly festival of the Honley Cricket Club was held at the house of Mr. Allen, the George and niInn. [nine] About fifty persons sat down toa [to] very substantial dinner provided by the worthy hostess. After the cloth had been drawn the remainder of the evening was spent in recitations, sing- [singing] ing, and dancing, which were kept up till alate [late] hour. A vote of thanks was given to the worthy hostess for the very satisfactory manner in which she had provided for the company; after which the national anthem was sung, and the party broke up highly satisfied with the entertainment. PRIMITIVE METHODIST MISSIONARY ANNIVERSARY. - Two very impressive sermons were preached on Sunday last, to large congregations, in the Primitive Methodist Chapel in the morning by the Rev. R. Robinson, and in the evening by the Rev. Henry Crabtree. On the Tuesday night following the annual meeting in connexion with the above society was held in the same chapel. The Rev. R. Robinson (superintendent) took the chair. The meeting was addressed by the Chairman, Mr. Franks, the Rev. Henry Crabtree, and the Rev. Mr. Lee. At the close of the meeting, the Chairman stated that the sum of 1 11s [1st] had been collected by a few boys and girls, amongst their friends, in Honley, for the missionary cause. KIRKBURTON. SrncuLaR [Sinclair] DeatH [Death] or A FeMaLE.-On [Female.-On] Monday last an inquest was held at the Grapes Inn, Kirkburton, before Thomas Taylor, Esq., deputy-coroner, on the body of Ann, the wife of Charles Mallinson, farm-labourer and dealer in groceries. It appears that the deceased was thirty-four years of age, and, being unwell during the early part of last week, sent for her sister to attend to the shop for her; but on the Friday evening she was well enough to serve customers herself, and was very cheerful and much better. She went to bed about ten and her husband followed her in about an hour. He awoke a little before six o'clock on Saturday morning and discovered that the deceased was absent. The front door was properly fastened, and the inner- [inner door] door, leading to the kitchen, was snecked, [necked] but the back door was partially open, and could not be latched from the outside. Diligent search was at once made, and at seven o'clock in the morning, the body of the deceased was found by John Wilson and William Spivey, with the aid of a pole, at the bottom of a small dam, about nine and a half yards long, and about five and a half yards broad, ina belonging to Mr. Tedbar Tinker, about seventy yards from the house. There are two walls between the house and the dam, and the dam is not more than four feet ten inches deep in any part. The deceased, who was dressed in a cap, night-gown, two petticoats, and boots, was quite dead, but was not. in any manner bruised or marked. The morning was very frosty, and no traces of footsteps on the walls; or near the dam, could be seen. On laying out the deceased a razor, in a case, was found lying under her bed. The wife's sister, at the request of the husband, bedhead in another room, and it is not known who removed it. Verdict- Found drowned. SLAITHWAITE. ASSAULTING A FEMALE.-A of assault was, on had, on the Thursday previous, placed the razor on the bh Tuesday last, at the Guildhall, Huddersfield, preferred Balmforth. when collections were made for the purpose of aiding the effort at present making to pay off the debt existing on the chapel, which is about 1,300. A few benevolent gentlemen, feeling deeply interested in the prosperity of the West Riding Home Missionary Society, have pro- [promised] mised [missed] half the above sum, on condition that the con gregation [creation] raise the other half within two years. The Rev. R. Moffett, resident minister, conducted the Sab- [Bas- Sabbath] bath services. On Thursday evening the Rev. James of the same object, aff' [off] the collections amounted to 40; which, with tké [take] sums already paid into the trea- [tea- treasurer] sufer's [suffer's] hands, will make 300. 120 more is promised, (the incumbent) occupied the chair.. The meeting was 80 that the friends have every hope of being able to that it was some unfortunate ship in flames, very promptly accomplish the object by May next, or in half the time given. MuwnicrpaL [Municipal] Exzction.-As [Execution.-As] yet there has been but little movement in the different wards with respect to the approaching election on the Ist [Its] of November. In our next we purpose giving a few plain hints to the ratepayers and inhabitants as to the present require- [requirements] ments [rents] of the town and the apathy which pervades it on the subject of improvement, as particularly exemplified by the proceedings of the last few years. - THE DONNINGHURST [DENTIST] MURDER. On Thursday, the adjourned inquest on the unfor- [unfair- unfortunate] tunate [tuna] girl Jael [Joel] Denny, (the particulars concerning whose end will be found in another portion of this day's paper), was resumed at Brentwood police office, by Mr. Lewis, the coroner. Mr. Hawkins, of the Home Circuit, attended as counsel for the accused, and Mr. Weodward [Edward] as his solicitor ; his father, his uncle, and other relatives, were also in court, and, judging of them by their appearance, seemed to be very respectable people. A sister of the deceased girl and several other women were in attendance, and the former at one point of the proceedings sobbed aloud, and became hysterical, With this exception the enquiry was conducted in the midst of the most profound silence, and without any disturbing incident, or any strong emotion being displayed. At those points where the evidence told moat heavily against the accused, or where the details given seemed most likely to make him quail, a deeper still- [stillness] ness seemed to spread over the audience, and every eye was directed to him. Yet he stood it all with wonderful com- [composure] posure, [pure] and not for one moment did he evince the alarm which his situation must have caused him. His eye turned in an almost unembarrassed, though not careless manner, from point to point his colour never changed, and his bearing, under circumstances so trying, was unaffected and simple. Indeed, his face would puzzle most physiogno- [fusion- economists] maists, [mists] who might try to seek within it the ferocious traits of character which must mark the perpetrator of sucha [such] murder as that at Doddinghurst. He has fair hair, a brilliant florid complexion, small delicate features, regular in their contour, and a generel [general] cast of countenance very expressive of mildness and rustic innocence. 'His youthful a ce and good looks created a strong impression in his favour, and one hardly finds it possible, after minutely searching his face, to believe him guilty. His perfect self- [supposition] possession throughout formed a remarkable contrast to his almost feminine cast of countenance. He is a little man, and, under ordinary circumstances, notwithstanding a smart, active figure, could hardly have had sufficient strength to overpower the murdered girl Denny, who was five feet nine inches in height, and a powerful, well-propor- [well-proper- proportioned] tioned, [toned] and rather comely country girl. e witnesses examined were the following -George Nichols, of Southwell, market gardener, who stated that the Prisoner expressed to witness, on the Ist [Its] of October, his fears that the deceased girl would lay violent hands on herself some day. The prisoner, while making this state- [statement] ment, [men] was very confused in his manner. It was next stated in evidence that a pair of small clothes, admitted to have been worn by the prisoner on the night of the supposed murder, had been submitted to the examination of Dr Taylor, of Guy's Hospital. Dr. Taylor's evidence next went to show as the result of his examination, that after a minute examination of those articles he found that the stains on the sleeves were those of human blood, and that when it was deposited on the trousers the party from whom it flowed must have been alive. It was proved that the prisoner was seen in Brentwood at eight o'clock on the night of the murder. After some further investigation, the coroner announced that the point in the evidence which turned on the rope found round the neck of the deceased girl co nding [ending] with a piece discovered in the prisoner's box could not be established. The evidence to be adduced having now been brought to a close, Mr. Hawkins gave it as his advice that the prisoner should maintain a strict silence, for he had had no oppor [upper] tunity [unity] of consulting with his legal advisers since his appre- [paper- oppression] ension. [Enson] The prisoner, acting upon the opinion of his counsel, said nothing, and thereagen [thereafter] P ' The Coroner proceeded to c the jury, and said that havin [having] sone [one] through all the evidence that could then be farnie [fine] i in reference to the death of Jael [Joel] Denny, it became their duty to give the case their best attention, in order to by what means she came to her death. In doi [do] against John Cox, by Mra. [Mr] Hannah on Tt ap oo they must dismiss from their minds anything they heard peared [pared] that Mrs. Balmf [Balme] Forth days ago on out of doors or read in the newspapers, being guided in down a lane near her house, heard great noise, and 44. conclusion they came to by the evidence alone. was induced in consequence to go in that direction. In The learned gentleman then recapitulated the circum- [circus- circulating] doing so she met Cox, who without any ovocation [vocation] was stances of the case as proved before him, and proceeded so unmanly as to strike her. Cox on asked ac- to comment on the more im [in] changed hands very liberally, at market rates. knowledged [knowledge] the offence but pleaded no excuse. or rtant [rant] points established by the depositions. The question before them, he said, mitigation. Fined 6s. and expenses. was whether the tion [ion] was suicidal or homicidal, Nw Fam [Am] Tho oahisent [assent] of new hie in tia ested [rested] soto [sot] occ [cc] holo [hole] dey st thriving and phy [why] of village has b in highly SUCCEM [SUCCESS] need not trouble The evidenoe [evidence] of Mr Willinmnes [Willingness] ful. [full] The supply orn [or other stock confirmed by that of Dr. Taylor, and his own experience on Wednesday last was greater than had been antici- [anti- as a coroner, satisfied him end must convince them, from pated, [pate] and as the attendance of buyers was good, the extreme violence used, that the deceased had not 3. perished by her own act and deed, but had been strangled Sherman, of Surrey Chapel, London, preached on behalf SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1850. by some other. The question then arose Was there evidence before them to any person with guilt It was quite clear, and had been admitted on all sides, that there must have been an intimacy existing between Thomas Drory [Dry] and the deceased. It was clear, that she was within a few days of her confinement, and that for soma time he had supposed that she would father the child upon him. This was particularly evident from the pains he took to get a declaration from her that might enable him to satisfy the world that he was not the father. They were seen together between four and five o'clock on Saturday evening, after which she went home, and mentioned to her mother that she had an appointment again with him at half-past six o'clock. According to the statement of Hub- [Hubbard] bard, he left his house at that hour also, and it was for the jury to say whether he then went and met her at the stile. Nothing was heard of him from that period until ten minutes after eight o'clock. It would occupy him seven minutes to walk from the place of meeting te where the body was found. The jury would remember that the deceased wore a shawl and a cloak, that she was nearly nine months advanced in pregnancy, that it was impos- [impose- impossible] sible to suppose that she could make much resistance, and that, if any man wished to strangle her, not more than seven or eight minutes would be required to do so. is would bring the time to seven and it appeared that the prisoner was seen at Brentwood about ten minutes past eight, for which there was ample time. When first taken into custody Drory [Dry] referred to the letter whlch [which] had been produced in evidence, and which he said would clear him. That showed that the woman and child were then bearing on his mind, and then they found him saying that he had been acquainted with her, but had broken it off nine months That statement had been proved to be false by several witnesses, He did not say they were to judge a man by such unfounded assertions made at a moment when he was charged with a crime so enormous, but still it was part of the evidence, and ought not to escape their uctice. [active] The prisoner had never broken off the acquaint- [acquaintance] ance. [once] He had been in the habit of seeing the deceased till last April two or three times a-week, and since then frequently. Then, with' regard to the stains of blood on his smallclothes, [small clothes] when taken into custody he told Su- [Superintendent] perintendent [superintendent] Coulson that these had been caused by some stuff which he had been giving to the calves, and in support of this an old pot was produced by him covered with cobwebs, and the state of which proved that nothin [nothing] had been taken from it for some time. The falsehoo [false] of the statement was also established by the evidence of Professor Taylor, a gentleman whose testimony was entitled to the greatest weight, and who gave it as his opinion that the stains were caused by blood. Then, coming to another important point, the ivry [ivory] would re- [remember] member how anxious Drory [Dry] was to meke [make] it ap that the deceased contemplated suicide. They had it from the mother and father-in Saw that the poor girl had never hinted at self-destruction, or made any observation from which anything of the kind could be inferred. On the contrary, it had been proved that she was desirous to get out of her trouble, and had provided for the child achange [change] of everything, and had declared that she would eam [am] a living for herself and it as soon as she recovered from her confinement. Drory [Dry] had stated that the girl's mother had asked him if his razors were right, alluding to her daughter's intention to do away with herself, but the mother denied she had ever said anything of the kind. Again, he told Nichols that the deceased had several times to him threatened to destroy herself. The jury must take the evidence as it stood, and say for what object Drory [Dry] had made these observations. An inference might be drawn from them that the accused wished it to be supposed that the girl had committed suicide, but the perpetrator of this horrible crime, whoever he might be, had used too much violence, more than was necessary for his p 3 and, in fact, so much as to convince them that it was no act of the deceased herself, but must have been done by ano- [an- another] ther [the] person. The jury would therefore form in their own minds an opinion as to what the intention was which led to these representations. He had drawn their atten- [attend- attention] tion [ion] to all the facts which he thought of importance in this terrible case. They would take them into their most serious consideration. If they were dissatisfied with the evidence implying guilt in any particular person they would return a verdict of murder against some person or persons unknown. If, however, on the other hand, they thought the evidence sufficiently brought home guilt to Thomas Drory, [Dry] then they would find a verdict accordingly. In doing this they were only in the position of a grand jury, referring the case before them to the proper tribunal for its investigation and decision. The jury then retired, and the prisoner was withdrawn at the same time. After the lapse of about a quarter of an hour they returned iuto [into] court, and, amidst solemn silence, the foreman announced as their unanimous verdict, that Thomas Drory [Dry] was guilty of the wilful murder of Jael [Joel] Denny. The prisoner was absent at this moment, not having come back to hear the decision of the jury pro- [pronounced] nounced. [announced] The coroner immediately placed an order for his com- [committal] mittal [mutual] in the hands of Superintendent Coulson, by whom Drory [Dry] was conveyed to Chelmsford gaol. The Times further adds that application had been made to the parish authorities to furnish a coffin for the deceased, the stepfather being in indignant circumstances and unable to defray the expense thereof. The board of guardians of the Ongar union decided upon this that enquiry should be made into the ability of the relatives to pay, and in conse- [cone- consequence] quence [Queen] the body of the murdered woman, which presented avery [very] ghastly appearance, was lying in an outhouse ur- [offend] coffined and in an advanced state of decomposition. Sor [Sir] A LarcGE [Large] STEAMER BURNT IN THE ATLANTIC.-Much anxiety has been evinced in the city the last few days re- [respecting] specting [inspecting] the loss ofa [of] first-class steamship, which is reported to have been totally destroyed by fire in the Atlantic. The following details were furnished by Mr. Barras, captain of the William, from Quebec, who communicated the loss to the authorities at Lloyd's -The William left Great Metis, [Mites] in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, on the 4th ult., and on the evening of the 12th a large steamer with three masts was observed in latitude 46.44 N., ewe 56.27 W., steering tothe [tithe] N.W. The mention of this circumstance is more in order that she might not be confounded with the one that was subsequently seen on fire, as she was pro- [proceeding] ceeding [feeding] in quite a different direction. Towards dusk on the following day a strong lurid glare was noticed about fifteen miles to the southward, and Mr. Barras, concluding bore down towards her with a view of picking up the crew. He directed a good look out to be kept, it being thought that those on board had left in the boats, and were knock- [knocking] ing about in the ocean. During the period the William was ing for the blazing ship, the wind blowing from N.E., the flames raged with terrific violence, and, to use an expression of one of the crew, it looked more like a mountain of fire than a ship in flames. The scene is des- [described] cribed [cried] to have been one of awful grandeur, both ocean and sky being illuminated as far as the eye could reach. In the course of two or three hours the William got within a uarter [quarter] of a mile of the flaming wreck it was enveloped in es from stem to stern, and from its light build and a quantity of ironwork, it was apparent that it was a steamer, and that of a large class. She was burnt within a foot of the water's edge. Mr. Barras states, that he saw the platform between the paddle-boxes, the iron stanchions, and the davits for the stern-boats-a rig only adopted by steamers. They had a full view of the deck of the vessel, and nothing could be seen of the crew or the passengers, if there were any on board. It being supposed that they had taken to the boats and had been picked up by one of the vessels that take that track at this period of the ear, the William, after continuing in the vicinity of the lazing wreck, was held to her course on the wind, a bright light being kept up, and a good lookout in all direc- [direct- directions] tions. [tins] A sail was observed in the south, steering N.W., and if was thought she might have succeeded in getting those belonging to the steamer on board. At daybreak hands were sent up to look round in all points for the boats, but none were to be seen. A craft was noticed in the N.E,, steering west, but nothing else. Mr. Barras can ive [vie] no opinion as to where the unfortunate vessel was om, or to where she was bound, but he is confident she was a steamer. The place of her destruction was about four days' run from Halifax, but not being in the usual course for that port will account for the American mail not bringing tidings of the con tion. [ion] It is the impression of those belonging to the William that the crew and pas- [passengers] sengers [singers] had escaped. When they got down to the wreck it apparently had been burning six or eight hours, and, as the weather had been very fine, the moon being up, they concluded that all had got away in the boats, and had been picked up by some vessel sailing in that direc- [direct- direction] tion. [ion] ALLEGED ATTEMPT TO ROB AND MURDER BY MEANS OF CHLOROFORM.-The Rev. Lachlan [MacLachlan] M'Intosh, [M'In tosh] a gentleman who had been preaching at the Presbyterian Chapel in be- [behalf] half of the Baptist Home Missionary Society for Scotland, had taken up his quarters, on Sunday night, at Shaw's Temperance Hotel, in Kendal. He was awoke from his sleep, about nine o'clock, bya [by] fellow attempting to suffo- [suffer- suffocate] cate [care] him by means of a steeped in chloroform. Mr. M'Intosh, [M'In tosh] who is an elderly man, struggled desperately e with his assailant, but, whether from the fumes of the chloroform, or the terrible disadvan [disadvantage] at which he was taken by his midnight assailant, he felt himself fast falling, when his cries of Murder, roused the house, When Mr. Shaw, of the Temperance Hotel, made his way into the room, the intended victim was almost powerless, and the assassin, or robber, was lying upon the bedding, which had fallen upon the floor in the scuffle, apparently sound asleep. On being roughly shaken, the latter pro- [professed] fessed that he had long a ey wae, [we] and appeared to be astonished to find himself where he was. A police- [policeman] man was, however, sent for, and the supposed somnambu- [somnambulism- somnambulist] list was taken into custody. What gives a very dark ap- [appearance] pearance [appearance] to the case is, that a strong smell of chloroform was perceived by the parties who entered the room upon the stern being given, and that the next morning a bottle containing chloroform was found under Mr. MIntosh's [Macintosh's] bed, and a similar bottle in the carpet bag of the prisoner, who had beer at the Temperance Hotel since evening. The prisoner, having no better excuse for his strange conduct, was fully committed for trial. DECREASE OF CRIME IN SOMERSET.-At the Michaelmas quarter sessions for the county of Somerset, held at Taunton on Tuesday, the chairman ft. W. Miles, M.P.), in the course of his observations to the grand jury, remarked that a general diminution of crime had taken place throughout the county. He had some tabular statistics which showed the state of crime in the comty [Comte] from 1821 down to the present year, 1850, made up tothe [tithe] Michaelmas session of each year. He fonnd, [found] as compared with last year, that whereas last year there had been 740 prisoners committed for trial for felonies, this year there had been only 588-a [W-a] diminution of 152 prisoners. at the same time to the different crimes for which they been committed to take their trial, he was happy to say a material diminution had taken place in the graver offences. Last year there were five persons committed for ter; [te] this year there were only two. For maliciously wounding there were nine last year, and only eight in the present; for arson there were 17 committed last year, and only six this; for forgery four last year and one this; for robberies 20 last year and nine this; for burglaries 28 last year, and 18 this. He trusted this decrease would continue, and he thought that employment must be generally sufficient throughout the county, for whenever there was a want of employment they ly Pom settee of ere Was & very large ai ce of magistrates at these sessions, Mr. Escott [Scott] having given notice of his intention to move, That the Epiphany sessions for the Jani [Jan] From the Rondon [London] Gazette. BANKRUPTS.-FRiDayY, [BANKRUPTS.-Friday] October 11 . William Goole, jun., Monmouth, linen draper, to sur- [Sir- surrender] render Oct. 23, o'clock, Nov. 22, at 12, at the Bank- [Bankrupts] rupts' [ruts] Court solicitor, Mr. Jones, Size lane; official assignee, Mr. Stansfeld. Joseph Worsey [Worse] and James Biggs, Aston, near Birmin- [Birmingham- Birmingham] gham, [ham] wire manufacturers, Oct. 24, Nov. 26, at 12 o'clock, at the Birmingham District Court of Bankruptcy solicitors, Messrs. Caldicott [Calcutta] and Canning, Dudley; and Mr. Reece, Birmingham official assignee, Mr. Whitmore, Birmingham. Benjamin Murray, Stockton-upon-Tees, farmer, Oct. 13, at half-past 10 o'clock, Nov. 22, at 1, at the New upon-Tyne District Court of Bankruptcy solicitors, Mr. artley, [Hartley] Southampton-street, Bloomsbury; and Mr. Brignal, [Original] Durham official assignee, Mr. Wakley, [Walker] Newcastle-upon- [upon] e. James Horsefield, Wheelock, [Whee lock] Cheshire, coal dealer, Oct. 23, Nov. 11, at 11 at the Liverpool District Court of Bankruptcy solicitors, Messrs. Bagshaw and Sons, Man- [Manchester] chester; and Mr. Yates, jun., Liverpool official assignee, Mr. Morgan, Liverpool. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. Park and Scaife, Keighley, Yorkshire, corn millers. -H. Best and Co., Huddersfield, tea dealers.-Brown and Syme, [Same] Liverpool, commission agents. DECLARATIONS OF DIVIDENDS. Oct. 15, R. and J. Campion, Whitby, Yorkshire, bankers. -Oct. 15, W. Stubbs, Chapel Allerton, Yorkshire, inn- [innkeeper] keeper.-Oct. [Oct] 15, E. Jennings, Horsforth, Yorkshire, corn miller.-Oct. 15, Nash and Tomlinson, York, mustard manufacturers.-Oct. 15, H. Hepworth, oly, [old] linen draper.-Oct. 15, Hebblethwaite and t, Halifax, dyers. ms CERTIFICATE. Nov. 2, J. G. Peasegood, Sheffield, draper. - --- ---- BANKRUPT-TUESDAY. Thomas Wesley, hotel keeper, Newport Pagnell, Buck- [Buckingham] ingh [ing] ire. , Henry Pooley, carpenter, Wisbeach [Beach] St. Peter's, Cam- [Cambridgeshire] bridgeshire. [bridge shire] Thomas Dalby, builder, Hythe, Kent. William Henry Boon, ironmonger, Plymouth. - ------- - - Lord Brougham arrived at Hanover on the 9th instant. CHURCH APPOINTMENTS.-The report of the appoint- [appointment] ment [men] of the Very Rev. Lord Mountmorres [Countries] to the Deanery of Waterford was, it appears, incorrect, the Dean of Achonry (the Very Rev. E. N. Hoare) having been pre- [presented] sented [scented] to the vacant Deanery, Lord Mountmorres [Countries] succeeds ing to that of Achonry. The Manchester monument to the iate [ate] Sir Robert Peel is to be competed for by a limited number of the most eminent sculptors, selected by the committee. The sculp- [scalp- sculptors] tors thus admitted to competition are to send in to the committee a model of a statue and pedestal by the Ist [Its] of next, and the fortunate competitor is then to have 3,000 for the statue. The unsuccessful candidates are to be paid fifty guineas each for their loss of time in modelling. CoAL-PIT [Coal-PIT] EXPLOSION aT OLDHAM.-SIXTEEN Lives Lost. -On Wednesday in last week, fa fearful explosion took place at Oldham, by which sixteen lives have been sacrificed and several persons more or less severely injured. The ac- [accident] cident [cent] took place in consequence of an explosion of fire- [firedamp] damp, occasioned by the falling of a piece of rock upon one of the Davy-lamps used in the pit. e lamp was crushed and broken, and the result was an explosion in the pit, which has led to this fearful loss of life. Most ot the i killed were colliers or pit men, and many have left behind them families to deplore their untimely decease. The coal pit in which the accident occurred is known as the G Colliery, and is situated in Low Moor, a short distance from Werneth [Went] railway station, and is in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Butterworth. The number of hands usually em- [employed] ployed [played] by Mr. Butterworth is upwards of forty, but at the time of the accident there were only twenty-two people in the pit.-It is reported that government officers have been appointed to institute an inquiry on the spot as to the cause oF this lamentable accident. The adjourned inquest again assembled at the Angel Hotel, on Wednesday morning, before T. H. Dearden, Esq., coroner of the district. The jury, after a short deliberation, found an unanimous verdict of Accidental Death. On Tuesday a numerous meeting of the inhabitants of Oldham was held in the Town-hall, for the purpose of deciding upon the best means of alle- [all- alleviating] viating [voting] the distress of the families of the unfortunate sufferers on this melancholy occasion. The meeting was convened by the Mayor, Wm. Jones, It was re solved that a subscription shouid [should] be entered into, and other measures taken for the purpose of aiding the distressed -- - ---- -- Cricket. DaLton [Dalton] v. HUDDERSFIELD.-The cricketing season in this neighbourhood closed on Saturday last, by an excellent e between the geutlemen [gentlemen] of Huddersfield, with John Berry, against the Dalton ciub. [club] We regret that we are compelled, from press of matter, to forego a lengthened sketch of the playing, though, perhaps, finer skill and steadier play has not been witnessed on the Huddersfield ground during the summer. The batting of Andrew Crosland was splendid, and aswill [swell] beobserved, [be observed] he madea [made] good innings from his own bat. The proceedings afforded great piea- [pies- pleasure] sure, both to visitors and players, and the stumps were drawn amid the hearty wishes of all, that they might meet again in the spring of 1851. We give the score - HUDDERSFIELD. FIRST INNINGS. BE. Brook, Esq., Kaye, b J. Crosland ......... 1 J. Cooke, Esq., b J. Crosland ..................... ll Berry, c Crossley, b J. Crosland .................. J. Brook, Esq., c Armitage, b J. Crossland... 8 Geo. Armitage, b Kaye 2.0.00... 5 tease 9 C. Bradley, Esq., b Kaye W inall, [all] Esq.,cA Crosland, b J. Crosland 3 J. Battye, Eaq., [Esq] wot T. Blenkhorn, Esq., A. Crosland, b J. 3 ee . Marsden, ye it C. Riley, b a Leg bye, 1; bye, 1 . 2 DALTON. FIRST INNINGS. SECOND INNINGS. A. Crosland, not out ............... 52 b Kaye, b Berry ....................-.. 2 E. Brook, b Armitage 3 Boothroyd, st Cooke, b Armitage 1b w, b Berry ...... 1 J. Crosland c b Armitage ......... 7 b Armitage... 3 Thomas, b Berry 2 D Berry 5 Crossley, J. Brook, b Armitage b Armitage........000..0.... [Armitage........W..0] 3 Wilson, b Berry ee. WL Db Berry 5 Noble, b Armitage .... 1 3 Thoruton, [Thornton] b Armitage ............ - EK. Armitage, b Armitage ......... 8 4 Sales, b Be 2 3 33 The return match between the Huddersfield Confidential and the Lockwood West End Cricket Clubs, came off on Saturday, the 28th September, on the Lockwood ground. We have received the score, and should have inserted it with pleasure, had not so long a period since the match was played. Births. On the 8th instant, at Hull, the wife of Lieut.-Col. Wellesley, 10th Regiment, of a son. Marriages. On the 12th inst., at Thornes Church, bg the Rev. J. D. Dixon, incumbent of St. Luke's, Leeds, Mr. R. W. Bailey, of York, to Miss Elizabeth Ann, eldest daughter of the late Mr. John Twigg, merchant, of Earlsheaton, [Alston] near Dewsbury. et the 15th inst., at Trinity Church, Burnley, by the Rev. R . Masters, rector, Mr. Josegts [Costs] Hardcastle, of Keighley, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. Watson, Healey Cottage, Burnley. On the 15th inst., at Manningham, [Manning] by the Rev. R. Ellis, curate of Christ church, Bradford, Wm. Porter Watson, son of the Rev. Nicholas Walton, Westow, to Mary Jane, only daughter of the late Wm. Scott, who for many years was the successful compe- [come- competitor] titor [tutor] for the Doncaster St. Leger. On the l4th [4th] inst., at the parish church, Huddersfield, Mr. Tom Walker, to Miss Mary Baxter, both of Golcar. On the 14th inst., at the parish church, in this town, Mr. Wm. Sykes, to Miss Ann Earnshaw, both of Huddersfield. On the 14th instant, at the ehnreh, [ene] Huddersfield, Mr. James Sykes, to Miss Betty Sykes, both of Slaithwaite. On the 13th instant, at the parish Henry Brook, coach-smith, to Miss Sheepridge. On the 13th inst., at the parish church, Huddersfield, Mr. Wm. Milnes, to Miss Mary Hirst, both of Longwood. On the 13th inst., at the parish church, in this town, Mr. Wm. Taylor, to Miss Sarah Chadwick, both of Golcar. church, in this town, Mr. Martha Ibbitson, both of On the 11th inst., at the parish church, Knaresborough, Law- [Lawrence] rence [rents] Williams, ., Staveley, near Boroughbridge, to Jane, only daughter of John Eteson, [Eton] Esq., Knaresborough. On the 10th inst., at St. James's, Woodside, by the Rev. G. R Bluett, [Bullet] incumbent, Mr. Wm. Stuart Wood, of the firm of Robert Wood and Son, Larchfield, Leeds, to Frances, only daughter of Henry Hamer, Esq., Brookfoot, [Brook foot] Horsforth. On the 10th instant, at the parish church, Halifax, by the Rev. W Smith, John Stores Smith, Esq., late of a to youngest daughter of the late Mr. Akers, of the former P On the 8th instant, at St. Mark's Church, Woodhouse, by the Rev. J. Fawcett, incumbent, Mr. Joshua Gibson, Leeds, to beth, daughter of Mr. Richard Bailey, of the Boar's Head, Rad- [Radcliffe] cliffe, near Manchester. Bre [Be] Deaths. cage el eee [see] Halifax, relict of the Rev. John Fawcett, late of Ewood [Wood] Hall near eee [see] Minot, nly [only] wn of Mr, Wan near Huddersfield, in the and Wilkinson, of Bradford. On the se at Moldgreen, 79th year of his age, ye, father of of the Wesleyan Times. He en maa [ma] respected. Pits end was On the 13th inst., at his residence, South- [South] Wi Samuel Stocks, Eaq., [Esq] in the 85th year of his age akefield, [Wakefield] On the 13th inst., aged Roberts, Cross-square, n ile of Mr. Timothy cliffe, third daughter of Giles Shaw, Esq. Blizabeth [Elizabeth] Rad F. Hobson, tt the. ds Tomes [C] Youngest son of Mr nore [more] be te nag ee el da So ga hi residence, On the 9th i wood, god 60 Yue [Ye] Godfrey Bary, [Barry] of Lock Huddersfield. aged 18, Thomas Hartley, jun, presser, of On the 16th inst. dock. aged 37, Enos Wilkinson, clothier, of Pad- [Pardon] On the 15th inst., at county of at Knaresboro [Restore] be Reid hencetoess [hostess] a in the city of Bath insta [inst] of oo solicitor, of this t ugh, Elizabeth, wife of J. B. nD mo inst., Caroline, negatived by a majority of 41 to 18. owas [was] inst Emma, aged five Inters of Bir. [Sir] John Copies