Huddersfield Chronicle (20/Apr/1850) - page 4

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Advertisements and Notices

Money. — ready to be AD¥VANCED "upon M oved -Freshokl-or-Leasehoid Securitios, 'sum, from £100 to £3,000. — Apply to.Messrs. W.

Croc, Solicitors, Huddersfield. ;

WANTED, EMPLOYMENT for three or four hours on three or four evenings per woek, by |, a good Aecountant. — ad dress. A. Z., at Chronicte'Office, Market Place. :

O be SOLD, TWENTY. TONS: of VEGETABLE. ani PINE QIL. Apply to Mr. Hardy, Market Place, Huddersfield...

"MVHE FATHER,QF THE TURF," the property of, Mr. Richard Gaunt, Hall. Field ; Cottage, Wetherby, will SERVE. MARES this Season at his own Stables and the Neighbourhood, and at the.same places and timesas usual.. Blood Mares, 8 Guineas; Country Mares, 2 Guineas ; and 2s. 6d. the Groom. a He has won .eight Premiums, winning the first prize of 10 sovs. at the Great Yorkshire Meeting held at Wakefield, 1846, beating the stallion that won the first prizo of 30 sors. at the Royal Show held at Newcastle, 1846; also won the-first piize of 30 sovs. at tho All England Royal Show held at York, 1848, whero twonty. competitors in their ¢lass took their stands, including Lanereost, serving mares at 25 guineas, and Melbourne at 16 guineas each. He will leave his own stables every Monday forenoon, at 'welve o'clock, to Nag's Head, Leeds, all niglit ; Tuesday, leaves Loeds at three o'clock for Bull's Head, Bradford, all night ; White Swan, Halifax, Wednesday noon; then to Elland, and White Hart, Huddersfield, all night; through Mirficld to Man and Saddle, Dewsbury, Thursday noon; York Hotel, Wakefield, all 'night ; leaves Wakefield Friday afternoon, tothe Dragon, Pontefract, ail night ; leaves Pontefract Saturday forenoon, through Ferrybridge and Aberford, to his own stables Saturday night.

Good Grass; Hay and Corn, &c., ke.


EN EORGE LANCASHIRE & Co. have great pleasure in inviting public attention to the following

Letter, received by Messrs. Thomas Milner and Son, affording another valuable and indisputable Commereial

'Testimonial of the security of their.

PATENT FIRE Resisting.safes AND BOXES. "« Manchester, 23ti March, 1850.

" Messrs. Thomas Milner and Son,

" GENTLEMEN, — In answer to your application respecting the Fire-resisting Safe supplied by you, and which we have had in use several. years, we have to inform_you that ii the extensive conflagration which took place on Thursday night, 2ist-March-instant, and which totally destroyed our warehouse and its entire contents, we have much plcasure in stating that the Books and Papers contained therein were preserved entire, not being the least affected. We take this opportunity of recommend nz your invaluable invention to all persons having Books, Deeds, or otker valuables to protect.

"We wiil thank you to send Wrought Iron "Hoidfast" and drawers, and

'Remain, Gentlemen, respectfully yours, "J. P.& E. WESTHEAD & Co., "Late Wood and Westheads."

us one of your largest strong Fire-resisting Safes, with

A large SUPRLY of the aboye SAFES and BOXES are i coustantly kept on hand, at_the depot, by-

G. LANCASHIRE anp CO.,. Paper and Accovnt Book Manufacturers; 47, New Street, Huddersfield.,



CASTER, at t.e Ros — e axnp Crowx.. Hotel, in Huddersfield, in the County.of York, on Monpay, the

Suth of May, 1850, at Six o'tleck in the Evening, in the following, or such other Lots, as may be agreed on at the time of Sale, and subject to such conditions as will be then produced.


Let 1. — All those two Frechold Closes of LAND, with tHe Ashlar Stone Ledge.and Farn. Buildings. erected thereon, and the Ornamental, Plantations of twenty: years yrowch, situate in Dalton, in the Partsh cf.Kirkheaton, in 1H¢ Ceunty of Yorx, adjoiming upon Ravensknowk end having a Frontage of 340 yards to the Wakefield and Austerlands Turnpike Road, containing, with the Site of the Buildings and Plantations, 8a. 2R. 19P. cr thereabouts, and late in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Wilson.

Loz 2. — All that Frecshold DWELLING-HOUSE, and FARM BUILDINGS, in Dalton aforesaid, called Ravensknowl, with the Close of LAND adjoining thereupon, containing together-44, 3p. 10p., and " the occupation of Thomes Copley..

Lo! 1 presents an eligible-Site for the erection of a (vnteel Residence, the Dianiations. having been laid o1t for that purpose, it is situate on a rising ground, aad commands an extensive view of the adjacent eountry. Both Lots 1 and 2 contain abundant supyes of exccllent Water, and being Freehold, and within One Mile of the Town of Huddersfield,-are well worthy the attention of Manufacturers and ophers wanting Lend fur Building purneses.


Lo: 5. — All those Four Closes of Freehold LAND, situate in the Parish cf Nonnanton, in the County of York {about one mile trom the Nomnanton Station,) called respectively, The Little Beck Close,-the Far Beck Close, he Near Beck Close, and The Top Beck.close ; and also The Willow Garth, at the North West Corner of The Little Beek Close,. centaitiing altogether, by admeasurement, 224, 3k: 7P. or thereabouts, and new in the.occupatica of Mrs. Brooks.

This Lot cantains valuable seams of.Coal; the Stankcy Main (from sixty te .seventy vards below the surface) is upwards of five fect thick, and is now being worked at the Whitwoed Copiery, about a mile distant.


Lot 4. — All that Moiety.or aqual Half Share of and in aithat Close cr Parcel of FREEHOLD LAND, called Rourdhill Close, being. part of what was formerly SkelinantLiape Common, and situate-in Skelmantuorpe, in the Comty of York, containing, hy admeasurement, 2a. In. 27. or thereabouts, and now in the occupation of Jdeseph Gelcthorpe. IN HODDERSFIELD. .

Lot 6. — All tha LEASEHCLD MESSUAGE or. DWELLING-HOUSS, with the Garden and O itbuildings thereto udjoining, situate in Sewth Parade, Huddersfield aforesaid; wd now in the cecupatiow-of John Taylor, Esq., M.D

This Lot is held under Lease from the Trustees of the jiate Siz John Ramsden, Purt., on the us:al terms, at an annual Ground Rent of £0 10s. and Fine certain.

Lot &@# — All that GARDEN, STABLE, COACHMOUSE, and YARD, to the South of, and now cezupied with, Lot 5; ty Dr. Taylor, adjoining upon, and having an Guirance frouy the Manchester Road; and aize. all that DWELLING-HOUSE and GARDEN adjoining Westward thereupon, ani uew ift-the cecupation of Francis Ford.

This Lot is held-uader the Trastees of Sir John Ramsdon, Lart., witheut Lease, at a s:nall Annual Ground

Kient. corr t 7.

A POLICY OF ASSURANCE FOR 56,0002. Gn the Life of Mr. Thoroas Wilson, of Bisby, near Huddursficld, Cominon Brewer, in the Guardian Assurance Company, of London, dated the 2nd day of Fanuary, 1835, attae Agnual Premium of £142 10s., which hath been and up to the present time.

Farther particuinrs may be obtained} and a Pitn ef the 'al Lets may Le scen, on application to the Awcto Mr. Grorgs Crowrner, of Hudierstield, L¥YADBEATTER, of Mirfield, Soliti-

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MONEER Land Sreceyor; to Mr. tpr ;.and to ity, JGHN TINDALE. and Messrs. HROOK and FREEMAN, Sollciters, Huddersfienl. Anivortisement will met be inserted again. until the 1&1): 6f May. gisieldy Toglaprh, 1509..


| Youth as an out-door APPRENTICE...

"RAR., TN. SWIFT," CHEM ae 5 MT? he is in tytn rine oe & Corn

UMPERIAL. SURANCE COMPANY. : DIVISION OF PROFITS. dhe Third. Decennial, and Second Quinquennial it


Supropyiaticn of Profits WILL BE MADE. Itt THE YEAR 1851, and Policies. effected during the. current year will be.included in the Quinquennial division of 8) percent.

of the whole profits.

The profits added to-many-ofthe: oldest policies are suf —

ficient to extinguish all the future premiums.

Insurances, without participasioir inprofits, are granted at reduced premiums.. ,

Pres ectuses, and every: information, may be had on ap-

plying to .

GEORGE LANCASHIRE & CO, Canvas and Rolling Board Manufacturers,-: Haddersfield.


Offices, 47, New. STREET. .


Berry, the younger, of Lockwood, near Huddersfield, in the County of York, Manufacturer, hath by an indenture of conveyance and assignment bearing date the 10th day of April, 1850, conveyed and assigned unto certain trustees thereth named, all his real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever, upon trust}, for the equal Benefit of such of the creditors of the said Godfrey Berry the younger, as should, within three calendar months from thereof, execute the said indenture or assent thereto in writing. And Notices is further given, that the said indenture now lies at our offices, No. 14, } ew Street, in "Huddersfield aforesaid, for irispection and. execution. by the creditors of the said Godfrey Berry the-younger,

'By order, , W. anp T. W. CLOUGH, Solicitors -to the said 'Assignees. Huddersfield; April 12,1850.


BENJAMIN THORNTON is instructed' by the As-

signees acting under a Deed: of Assiznment, for the benefit of Creditors, to SELL by AUCTION, on. Monpay, the 29th day of April instant, (if nct earlicr disposed of by. Private Contract, of which due: notice will be given,) on the Premises of Mr. Godfrey Berry, the younger, a& FOLLY: Hatt. Mills, near Huddersfield, a large quantity of WOOLLEN MACHINERY, and other Effects, consisting of ;Grindmg Machine, Willow, Seribbling, and Carding Engines, Billies -and Mules, and sundry other. valuable Articles, the particulars of which will be given in a subsoquent Advertisement, to be inscrted in this Paper, if the Sale by Auction is proceeded with. . Any person desirous of Purchasing the above Maehmery acd Effects by PRIVATE CONTRACT, and carrying onthe Business, would probably be accepted as Tenant by the Landlord, and an inspection of the Machinery, and all other necessary information may be had, upon application to the AUCTICNEER ; or at the Offices of

Messrs. W. & T, W. CLOUGH,. Solicitors, Husldersfiekd: 14, New Stroet, Huddersfield, April 19th, 1850.


n WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY; Friday, Saturpav, and' Monpax, April 2ith, 25th, 26th, 27th, and 29th. To Railway Coniractors and Proprietors, Timber Merchants, Builders, Miners, Enginecrs, Tronfounders, Carricxs, Brokers, Smiths, and others. all the Extensive and Valuable Materials, Plant, Steam Engines, Canal Boats, Trucks, Implements, Rails, Tools, Machinery, and cther Property lately used in the forma-. tion and construction of a work of great magnitude and mechanical skill, kmown as the far-famed Standedge Tunnel, upon .the Manchester and. Huddersfield branch. of the London and North-western Raibwa. W HEAT EY KIRK _ has the pleasure: to .. announce that he is honoured with instructions 'from Thomas Nicholson, Esquire, the eminent contractor, who has finished his contract, to SELL by AUCTION, on Wednesday,. 'Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, April 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, and 29th, 1850, all the valuable RAILWAY PLANT, MATERIALS, &.,

Used in the Construction and Completion of. Standedge amongst which may be enumerated five 25-horse power high-pressure STHAM ENGINES. (These Engines haye all wrought-iron Axles, and are capable of. being made from 15 to 20 harses' power more, with an extre-Cylinder.

have two Boilers each, 24 feet long, 6 feet diameter,,and circular ends, all in excellent working condition, and nearly new.) Also one 12-horse power high-pressure.Steam Engine, which. has a capital Mortar Mul, double Rollers, revolving Iron Pans, and Saw Miil attached ; nearly 400 tons of light and strong temporary Rails, Chairs. well-built and. powerful Locomotive Goods Engine, 'Lender, &e., &c., which has had but little wear; excellent tiree-inch capstan Ropes, 200 yards flat Ropes; large quantity of Scrap Iron, of excellent quality; 19 Canal Beats; a-large quantity of Memel, Oak, and Elm Timber; Scanthings, Planks, Prop Wood, Sleepers,. Laggins, brokenup Timber ; Oak, Larch, and other.'timber, in the round ; Balks, a_great number of Centres, of different spans, for Arches, Tunnels, and. Cuiverts ; five sets of capital. Head. Gears ; capital Weighing Machine, to weigh nine tons, by Kitchen and Co.; 3,000 yards of Guide Rods, of the best quality of iron ; Wheelbarrows, large and small Cranes, Fire Grates, 12 Smiths' Anvils, several hundred Wazgons and Luurics,.30 Turn-tables, Pile Engine, double specd and single purchase Crabs, cast-iron Pumps, five Capstans, of the best make and quality ; folding Doors, pair of large Pulley Wheels, with about 500yards. of half-inch Chain ; Cranes, a great. zmnber of. String Hammers, Quarry and Mining Picks, Buckling, Crab, and other Chains, Pulleys, Vices, Tongs ; 70) Dnils, of the best iron, and steeled. with the best steel; Mattocks, Anvils, Smiths' Bellows, both flat and cylindrical; Scales, Oil Cistern and Pump, a ecllent Whitechapel, Gig, Harness, Bay Mare,. Cart. Harness, patent Chat! Engines, and a great varicty of valuable effects.

Detailed 'particulars are being prepared in.Catalocues, which may be obtained, five days prior to the sale, at the

-in Manchester... Catalogues will also be forwarded to gentlemen at a distance, upon reccipt of six Postage Stamps. . P.$. The principal Plant is within five minutes' walk of the Marsden Station, and also adjo'ns the Canal and Turnpike Road, which will render the goods easy of. transit...


Smiths' Shops, Wrought. and Cast..metal, five Canal Boats, &e. .

Scconp Day. — part Timber, par of Smiths' Shops, Crabs, Chains, Wrought and Cast Metal, Pay.mare, White-. chapel, Gig, Waggon, Carts, Harness, Cha Engines, &e.

Trurp Day. — part of Timber, Stores, Tools, TurnTables, heavy Implements, Weighing Machine, Waggons,. Hails, Crabs, &c.

Fourtn Day. — this-day's sale will commence at Wool! road, about ine miuntes' walk from the Saddeworth Station ; consequently, parties coming by rail must alight at this statisn. The order of selling will be 14 Canal Boats ; five 25-horse power Steom. Engines; one ditto 12-horse ditte, with Mertar Mill; Engine Housca, Shods, Buildings, Canstans, Guide Rods, Ropes; &c«

Firtiz Day — Remainder of the-Tinvssr, Wrought Iron, . Serap Iron, Bars, Toals, Stores, and miscellaneous effects.

The morning trains leave Manchester ab8 45 and 10 30 a.m., and Leeds at 9 30 and 10 45 a.m. The sale will. examnence cach morning at a few minutos afier eleven o'viock, to give tine for the arrival of the trains from Manchester, Leos, Buiminghom, Shetkeld, Hudderefie'd, Bel-

respectable |" . E Wu be. Played on the Huddersfield Cricket:

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Very Important Sale of'

Tunnel, in Marsden, and the adjo:ning railway works, |'

No. 1 Engine has a 30-horse boiler; Nos. 2, 3, 4, and 5, }

new six-inch Waggon, Spring Cart, two strong Carts, ex|,

'Offices of the Auctioneer, 68, Cross Street, King Street, |-

First Day. — part Timber,.slcopars,. Wazgons, part of.|..


Ground, bstween' _ ELEVEN. OF Alek ENGLAND,

' AND TEN. OF. 2 UNITED CLUBS. OF. TOE A DE RSFL ELD AND, DALTON, ON. THE 13TH, 14TH, AND leTH OF Maye le-arrangements will be made fer the.accommodaLadies and Carriages.-


{ R. LANCASTER begs respectfully to inform the public, that. he has received instructions from the Trustees of. Mz 'Ehomas:Wilson's Estate,. to. Advertise for SALE BY. PUBLIC AUCTION, early im tha. Month of May next, all.the Valuable BREWERY PLANT, FIXTURES, and UTENSILS, Casks, Carriages, Horses, Carts, ns,Hay, &c., on the premises at Birkby Brewery, near-Huddersfield, in the County of York, of which a more detailed account will be given in a future Advertisement. Further particulars may be had of Mr. F. TURNER, Commission. Agent, or. Mr. LANCASTER, Auctioneer.


re: be SOLD by AUCTION,. by Mr. W.. H.

FLETCHER, at the Black Swan Inn,. Bottom. of Moar, within Oldham, on Monday, the 22nd day of 'April, 1850, at'Seven o'elock 'in. the evening: precisely, subject to such 'conditions as. will be then and there produced — all that one undivided Eighth Part, or other the pert, share, and interest'of Mr. Benjamin Taylor, and his ortgagees, of in.and to all that MILL called the VINEYARD MILL, situate at or near to Greenacres Moor, in Oldham aforcsaid, with:. the Warehouse, Cottages, Out Buildings, Steam Engine, Boilers,. Shafts, Drains, Reservoirs, Steam. Pipes, Gas Apparatus, Millwright's Work, Goitig-gear, and other appsratus.connested therewith. And 1 that Plot-or Parcel of Land or-Ground, part: of a. Close of Land called'the Croft, comprising the site of the said Mill, Buildings, Yards;.and: conveniences thereto,. and:containing altogether an area of 4058 Square yards or thereabouts, be the same-more or less, as the said 'Mill, Buildings, Yards, spare.Ground, and conveniences are now in the occupation of Messrs.. Hague,. Messrs. Wild and: Wright, or their under-tenants..

The aboye premises-are Leasehold for-aicrm of 999 years, at the small annual Ground Rent of £5 7s. 8d.

'The: Milkis of.modern construction, weil:built, in good repair, and fully and profitably oceupicd. .

The, Tenants will shew. the premises, and further information may be:obtained cn application to John Dowse; Esq.,. Marsden, near Huddersfield, or at the Offices or

Mesers.. FEN FON & JONES, Solicitors, Huddersfield.

Huddersfield, 10th: April, 1850, .

A tion: o.

DALTON,' NEAR:. HUDDERSFIELD. FO,DYERS AND OTHERS. . SOLD. by AUCTION, by Mr. LANCASTER, at the House of Mr. 'Thomas Kaye, the Star Inn, Buipes-enp, near Huddersfield, on Fripay, the 10th day of Ma&y, 1850, at Six o'clock in the evening precisely, subject to such conditions of sale as shall be then and there produced, all that capital well-built DYEHOUSE, DRYING STOVE, DRUG ROOM, and other Erecigons and Buildings necessary and suitable for carrying on the business: of a Dyer, situate at Dalton, near Huddersfield aforesaid, and heretofore in the occupation of the late James Fearnhead, deceased, but since in the occupation. of Messrs. A. and J. Holroyd ; together with the Steamangine, Boilers, Mills, Machines,.coppers, Pans, Cisterns, .Vats, Piping, Shafting, Going-gear, and Fixtures, anda large quantity of other Articles, Utensils, and Effects, situate in.or about.the said-dyeing House and premises, and which comprise everything suitable fur dyeing parposes.

Also all that Close or Parcel of LAND or BUILDING GROUND adjoining, and-heretofore occupied, along with the said Dyehouse and Premises, together with the capacious RESERVOIR constructed thereon, and which said parcel of Land contains, with the site of the said Buildings and Reservoir, 3 roods, 37 perches, and 27 square yards, or thereabouts.

The above -premises are situate about two miles from Hauddersfield, adjoining the. highway, .at Dalton aforesaid ; are: in. excellent repair, fumished iwith a never-failing supply of excellent. watcr for dyeing p Ss, and-..may be enlarged te any Cesirable. extent.. The machinery and dyeing apparatus also compriseail the most recent improvements, and the premises are conveniently situate for carrying on an extensive business in the Huddersfield, Bradford, and Halifax markets, and in. the adjoining villages and districts,

Tlic. premises are held upon a lease for $99 years, re'eently created, and subject only to a small annual ground rent.

For further particulars, and to view the premiscs, apply to Mr.: Igaac Robson, grocer, King Street, Huddersfield ; or at the offices of

Messrs. W. & T. W..CLOUGH, Solicitors,;: Huddersfield. I¥,: New-streeb, Huddersfield, : April 19th, 1850. .


RETURNS his sincere thanks to the Public of Huddersfield and the surrounding neighbourhood, for the many favours he has received at their hands, and begs: to assure them that-he will continne:toruse his-atmost ,endeavours to still merit theirpatronage and support:

OTECE IS HEREBY. Given,.that GEORGE; Holdsworth, of. Huddersfield, in the County of -York,, Cloth Finisher, Indenture of Assignment, 'bearing date the Fourth day of April, 1850, and:made between the said G Dyson, of Huddersfield aforesaid, Cloth Drawer, and

'of the second' part, and the. several other: persons whose Namesiand Seals are thereunto subscribed and set, Creditors of the said George Holdsworth, who shall by themselves, or some other person duly authorized to execute the said ignment, within two Calendar Months from the date hereof, of the third part, assigned all his personal Estate and Effects to :the said John Dyson and William Radford, in Trust, forthe benefit of his Creditors, and that the said Indcnture of 'Assignment was duly executed by the said George Holdsworth, John Dyson, and William Radford, on the said Fourth day ef April, in.the presence 'of, and:attested by, Daniel Orosland Battye, andi William Dransfield, both of Huddersfiakd aforesaid, Solicitors.. And Notice is-bereby. fiirthcr-Given,.that' the said Indenture of Assignment is now lying at tha Offices of Messieurs Battye and Clay, of King Street, Huddersfield aforesaid, Solicitors, for Execution by the several Creditors of the said George Holdsworth. By Order, BATTYE AND CLAY, Solicitors to the Trustces. Huddersfield, April 16th, 1850..


NHE public are most respectfully informed that a-BAZAAR will be held in the Phriosopphical HALL, and the two following days. The proceeds to be appropriated to the liquidation of the debt on the Circuit Houses.

Tuesday will be tha day of. Inspection, and will be open from ll a.m. to7 p.m.. Wednesday and Thursday will be the days;.the doors will be open cach day at-11 o'clock a.m.

The following Ladies will preside at the-stalls : — .

Miss Crosland, of Crosland Lodge.

Mrs..thomas, and the Misses Crosland of Paddock.

The Misses Sykes, of Lindley..

Mrs. C. Smith, and:the Misses Smith, of Moid-groen.

Mas. Balme, and Mrs.. Rebinson.

Mrs. Roberts, and Mrs. Arthington. .

Mrs. Hirst, and Mrs. Collins, Huddersfield.

Mrs..g. and Mrs. James Sykes, of Broad Gates.

Mrs.. Carter, and Mrs. Wood, of Paddock.

A Plant Stall is expected under the: superintendance of Mezsrs. Wm. Roberts, and Charles Wm.: Smith.

A Refreshment: Stall will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday, under the superintendance ofMrs. George Crosland, of Crosland Ledge; and Mrs...jassua Cresland, of Paddock.

An efficient BAND of. MUSIC will be in attendance.

The prices of Admission will be. 2s. on(Tuesday the 'Show Day,) 1s. on Wednesday, and 6d.. on Thursday.

Children admitted at half-price.

Contributions of Fancy, Useful, and Ornamental Articles, Plants, Flowers, &c., or donations in Money, are respect'fully solicited, and may be forwarded to the Rey. Wm. Salt's, South Parade, not later than the 20th of April, 1930.

By Order of the Committee, JABEZ BROOK, Secretary.

Huddersfield Mechanics' Institution


NHE Commitive-of the Huddausfield Mechanics'

Institution' having received notice:to quit the premises, which they now occupy, have thought ithbest, in order to avoid. the expense: and incgnvenierce of any future removal, to purchase an eligible Building in Queen Street, which, with certain alterations, at the cost. of about:1,500/., will supply the present wants of. the Institution, and leave room for more.exiensive accommodation : and as it is desirable that its operations should not be impeded by any debt, tha-Committea make this public aypeal to tha frionds of popular education in the town and neighbourhood, hoping to clear off the Purcfiase Money by voluntary Contributions: is-proposed to vest the Building in Trustees, to be chosen amongst the principal Subscribers.

The Committee trust that the strictly edueational charaeter of the Institution, and the beneficial:influence which it is calculated to exercise over the minds and morals of the risiag genaraticn, combined: with the efforts which are now making in the Chemical Classes, and in.the School of Design, to qualify young men for the scientific anc 'practical work connected with the trade and industry of the district, will be sufficient to recommend their appeal to general sympathy and-suppore, .

The following subseriptions-have already been promised:

£3 7. Sir John W. Ramsden, Bart., ... ... 200 W. R. C. Stanstield, Esq., M.P., .. 50 .0 F. Schwann, ...0 0.00 ck eee eee .. 200 William Willans, wae .. 20 Geo. -Mallinsen.and Sons, 20 T'. P. Crosland. awe 20 Edmund. Eastwood, wo 2 Oo. Nowell Brothers... 0... 8 eee 20 John Firth and'Sons; Manufacturers... ... 10 Jos. Senior, Dalton, 2... 10 Jas. Shaw, Merchant ©... 10 J. Weand H:. Shaw. 2... 10; Fischer end Huth, Merchants 10

Wright Mellor, Oe ow. Godfrey Binns, Sheepridge ... Wm. Kaye and Son, Clayton Wes Joshua Kaye, Manufacturing Chemist Joseph Batley, Ximitace Fdld. ... ... Thomas Firth, Tea Dealer ... ... J.&T. C. Wrigley, Merchants. ... Win. Hirst, 2. eke George Nerton, Clayton West

Robert Butterworth and Sons

WP. England, Bay-hall 2. 2... Henry Ebcaumont Taylor, Drysalter ... Roebuck Brothers. Cabinet-maters ... Heary Roebuck. Printer . Stead and Marsden eee tee tae Mathew Tale, Wcollen Manufacturer David Midgley, Merchant. ... we J. Whittaker, ditto ... Joseph Arthington, Brass W. Moore, Postmaster ... — Blenkhorn, Brewer Geo. Hall, Chemist. . J. Briovlev, Merchant Golfrer Sykes, Manuketurer Chas. Hirst, Woolstapler Henry Hirst, dit



'Founder ope ditto, eal Richard Hes!op, Silversmith

J. & TW. Liddell, Shocmakeis Davyd Buscovitz, Woolstapler

Casver and Co., Carriers

The Chronicle, April 20, 1850

Editorial: Objections to Popular Education

OBJECTIONS TO POPULAR , EDUCATION. Tux nature of the objections made to Mr. Fox's 'Bill, fr promoting 'ke instruction. of the people, is amongst the most decisive testimony in its favour.

appeals to religious enthusiasm, and the timid apprehension of being supposed indifferent or adverse to religion, and of misrepresentation: or dis tortion of facts. Nothing can be more: inconsistent or incongruous than the-invectives launched against a measure, which many rational men, of all sects and parties, justly hail as-a solution of the difilculties hitherto besetting the subject of popular education. And we say that'this measure offers a solution of pre-existing difficulties, notwithstanding it is not to receive the supportof the Government ; for. we care not whether this particular bill be passed or not, or whether any similar plan be adopted during the present sesvion ; but we. see that it has supplied a rallying point to all who would resist that. intolerance which, under the eYort to educate the masses, unless such education were made subservient to inculeating same particular religious,tenets, It is an appeal to.the common 'sense of the nation. We are essentially a people 'impressed with the strongest sense of rcligion, and, -as such, the imputation of hostility or indifference 'to religious knowledge (let it be ever so unfounded), is sure, at first, to operate upon our minds with most undue effect. But.we haye always in the.end 'emancipated ourselves from. that subjection. ta: religious thraldom, which prevents the mind from discriminating between the shadow and the substance. of relicion.. Biggts and sectarian zealots may, for a time, prevent manifestations of the protestant right. of private judgment ; we may, for a period, submit to inaction; rather than be supposed to do. aught that. could discountenance religion ; 'but the time ever comes,.and not the less surely because slowly, when we disperse and disregard the mystifications of those. who discuise their see'tarian spirit 'under the garb of piety. .

That time has now arrived... Sectarian effort to educate the people has failed. Ignorance of the grossest kind prevails, even where sectarian exertion to instruct has dove its.utmost, and the nation feels. that something more must be done... Vice, crime, misery,. the consequences..of. ignorance, are unchecked: by what is called religious education, and to which the opponents of secular instruction would still confine the community. But their spell is broken ; a. measure has-been propeunded, which would create a local representative body to establish and manage every district, to supply the deficiencies of present agencies for edusation, and would raise funds to -elevate the standand of irstruction, not. only in the new schools, but in all existing schools. It is.entirely practical. It aims at 'effecting what is confessedly necessary, by means that will interfere with the opinions, nay, with the prejudices of none; it offers to cooperate with all sects ; it invites co-operation from ar wey wv.

al, And whatever

Huddersfield, an TUESDAY the of April, 1850,

These objections consist, for the most part, of |.

soak of religious: conviction, would. resist every |' . oan 'And here the sectarian educatiouists make «>

be the immediate fate of

John |? bo Heldsworth of the first part, Jo "would se 's intellectual and moral 5;,

William Radford' ef Hudelersfeld aforesaid, Innkeeper, of }

nation to which their parents belong ?


classes } 'poses to religion; on the contrary. instead

'Mr. Fox's bill in the House of Commons, it.

c'ple has taken hold of the popular mind. ;,

Qn i cloud of prejudice, by which it is seugh: -

have numerous influential men of the miki!e....

'obscured, will be speedily dissipated. Alrea,|.. working men have'taken it up warmly. ),

Mr. Ab

"OA, declared in its favour; and the more it i. _

will they be-found to be..

tvassed, the more the objections to it are dig. and examined, the more untenable and ineonc!s,

' It is objected that to afford secular insin,,, would extract religion from all domestic an:i .

intercourse, and would produce hostility an ference to religion.

Such are, in substan...

objections which, in many words and amiss: , objurgation and passionate invective, we tn:

rated in the speeches and writings of the se. -

educationists. Now, what are the facts ?

Th requires that a committee, elected by tae 'unico.

tion shall be afforded.

of any parish, shalipropose a. plan for she esta, 'ment of local public sehool, in which secular There must be re:

writing, and arithmetic, geography, histor. a. tural science taught ; but does any one supp. -. there would be a parish in England wherein »

would be proposed which did not proviele nities for religious teaching? Probably one week, or parts of days weeklysewonld be =>

ministers. Then there are the Sunday What comes of the much vaunted efferts tary zeal of the various sects and churches intellectually instructed children be not s:. educated in.the religious doctrines of that Er tary effort is so potent as to undertake a.

'tion, secular as well as religious, surely ic = 'ply instruction in those doctrines it just!

so important. Or, is. it feared by any general instruction may Ieosen the beds rianism ? May it not be suspected that pr are more valued than a moral people ?

If it were possible to forget all the ance of this subject, it would be hard to believe could be seriously asserted, that to Lastruet ren in the mechanical parts cf knowledge. + them asto the history of the worklandor tie 'ey, to teach them the relations of man wir' its inhabitants, and products; in a wor). struct them in all that concerns the : business, and duties of life, could be sup unfit them for the apprehension and r+. religion, — are not those who fear, or adect such a result, the libeilers <f religion ?

Let us appeal to experience on this poi.t.

od do we find the.greatest piety, and the file. .ception of tire importance of religion, biz a.

our most instructed classes? Who are thanxious to impart their convictions te oth literate. or illiterate, tke weil or It is untrue that secular know!lerfge

— 5 Ehe-etl ducing hostility and indifference to re!ick mind becomes awaxencel to lis necessity. craving is excited which nothing but r knowledge will satisfy.

Then, as to the objection tha: the pow-r by the Bill to the Commitiee of Privy (> an invasion of civil and religious libert. absurdly enough, is insisted on by those +) Mr. Starrorp, have passed their political set apart for the purpose of the children rev religious instruction under their ewn pasz ath.

actively resisimgevery extension of libert —

religious, or commercial, — is almost too 2 argument. The power of the Council is applied first to ascertain the deticiency provision for instruction, next to create presentative school committee, aml ther ef a plan for establishing schools. W

te here

Mt he a le centralization — where the invasivn of Liberty.

ar religious ?

Lastly, we are told the expense will be enorm.

mission somewhat inconsistent. with their pre'

assertion, that this measure is In direct oper to the general feeling and opinion of the p


which is, that the existing voluntar+ not stand in competition with public secular aetn

> . Se hoois

es such as Mr. Fox's Bill proposes to estabilsh the primary education of the youns wou! sorbed into the parochial aml secular schol ported by compulsory rates, aml we belieran absorption would take place: but if «.

would it oceur? Certainly net because the -

was adverse to the feelings and relicious sent)

of the people, but bacause it would supply wh 'sectarian schools do-not furnish — sound an! >-

secular instruction. That some consider): penditure must be incurred by a general par system of instruction is of eourse obvious -

eke question is, would not such a system be wort!

cost? Would it be nothing to see the eleva the character of our population as instruct): intelligence inereased? Norwould the mere : outlay of the system be lost. As our


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classes beeomefrugal; provident, self-reliant poor-rates and county-rates, the eost of our pa: and our crimimalk, would be diminished > a:

have not the slightest doubt, that taking rates.for training an intelligent people. and crithinal rates together, it will be




Tuist se

Mr. Fox's Bill would lay tho ground-werk system that would be worth far mere an infinitely less than thas which oar sectarian

-#h cationists are appealing to prejudices and pas.

to uphoid.

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