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THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1850. 5 RENCE [RENTS] OF BUILDING CLUB ge oe wiTH [with] THE AGENT psTATES, [states] AT LONGLEY HALL. io in on the a inte [inter] sg a of building with Mr. Loch, the principal te. changes proposed by the trustees, caleu- [clue- Calcutta] certa [carte] ined, [ned] materially to affect their interest, weds that gentleman, at Longley- [Longley] on intervie [interview] The deputation consisted of Mr. ol porn ir, Clarke, Mr. David Hirst, Mr. James ot J. Sheard, and were most courteously pro on Loch, in the presence of Mr. J. C. Fenton by 4 Mr. Hathorne, [Hawthorn] the under-steward, scion of the deputation was introduced by Mr. Tue 'sail (as chairman), who told Mr. Loch that gus Soo [So 1 upon him in consequence of a report pad wa 4 that certain changes were in contempla- [contemplate- complainant] i the management of the estates of Sir J. respect changes in respect to the transfer of via tit sperty,-that [speedy,-that] in lieu of the old established Ts, 6d. for altering the name in the gon [on] vow intended to charge an addition of two- [two wit] wit WAS Jupon Upon] the rent,-that this report had eo to the holders of such property, and to rt on MD ' ameter, [meter] & se ee which had always been placed in the ast [at] canton and their agents, and which would be poi to the interests of the town, the por [or] the owners of the estate. He trusted ih is sport would not be found to be correct,- [correct] dist 4 always found it best to apply to the foun- [found- finest] spat he for correct information, and that if such a been in contemplation he hoped it would are BN to be carried out, as it would be break- [break got] got be atten [attend] old custom, which would be considered gio [go] wn ch with the individuals who had built upon nt he added, that as he individually was not interested in the question, he would leave it to members of the deputation who were more so, ag othe [the wetically [vertical] how it would operate. iq, jn reply, doubted whether such alarm did fit did, he could assure the deputation there for such alarm that though two-and-a-half , charged in one instance, and in that owing to aul [al] inadvertence, it was more than in- [inspect] at von [on] erally, [really] it would not amount to so much-in isle mel to much less but that the principle would od out, for they could not return to the old practice sds, eds] 6d. The trustees had no power of charging were obliged to manage the estates ac- [Craven] ven [en] dhe [he] trast-deeds, [trust-deeds] and that they had adopted the ' making a small addition to the rent in lieu of the at ed fre [re] as heretofore. Hewas [Hews] sure the plan would - and satisfactorily to the tenants, and he begged ju to wait and give ita [it] trial, C rie [tie and curse b yO os , reach sit ae ULE [LE] ie 4, g0 r ee Lock. oil that ps got Cause yer coat had beet ; yf; Jawes [James] BROOR, [BROOK] after fully bearing out Mr. Moore's nt that great alarm prevailed, and that great in- [inside] ide [de] estate would result, were the confidence of the rie [tie] shaken, Le begged of Mr. Loch to return to a som [some] which had worked so well for so many years, he vese [vere] an instance of what would be the consequence oe confidence, by stating a circumstance that had gael [gale] in adub, [dub] with which he was connected it was a re club-one in which upwards of 40,000 was sub. An individual purchased 200, and offered certain buildings on an adjoining estate. eqid [eid] the committee, 'not one shilling will we ad- q that man's estate. We have no confidence in him. have the money to lay out on such buildings on bs Ramsden estate, or on any other estate we have confi- [confer- confine] ieee in. but not on that. Yr, CLARE next appealed to Mr. Loch, on the ground eat tue dqutation [deputation] was from the building clubs, and not zm the Widers [Wider] of tenant-right property generally-that they were there to protect the interest and promote the ofthem, [of them] and that with other property, he appre- [paper- approved] jevied, [levied] dey had uething [thing] to do; and that, though Mr. to give up the principle, yet, in the case of Cuis. [Cis] ie hoped if the regulation was not altogether res- [rascal] cnlei, [Conley] that the cost of transfer would be only nominal; and he level to remind Mr. Loch that in these cases the ier [er] sas [as] only nominal-that there was really no change t-and that the burden would fall upon the indus- [industrious] inwus [indus] working Classes. Mr. Lock reply then said that in the case of cubsit [cubit] be nowinal, [nominal] and that the deputation might ese those who had sent them that it should be very tniny [tiny] mdeed-perhaps [deed-perhaps] not more than a penny, when the tet dil [lid] not exceed a pound, and he hoped the deputation ull [ll] do all they could to restore that confidence, which ajeare [area] at present to be shaken. Mr. D. Hirst said if Mr. Loch would give the deputa- [deputy- deputation] in something definite to state to their friends, they could uss. [us] but unless they had that it would be impossible. Mr. Loca [Local] said he had no objection to state something tue, and he would promise that the amount charged 'uli [li] ut be more than one penny, where the rent did iceeed issued] a pound, and that when a second transfer was time from the first, no additional charge be made in such a case-for instance, when an in- [incidental] Ciduil [Civil] to complete his house, was obliged to borrow ne friend, and in order to secure his friend, Felie [Belie] lim [lime] to be entered in the books, along with the club for the property, no extra charge should be ul. To a further question of Mr. Hirst, Mr. Locw [Low] aed [ad] that this arrangement had not been adopted to force Be of tenant right property to take leases. The ss did not wish such a course; on the contrary, be lid rather they did not, as by granting a tt 4 power over property which they had instance, if they wished to make im- [in] i be Tease might prove an obstacle,-besides, no- [noise] ios [is] lent might be the value of property in Hud- [HUD- Hereafter] hereafter, The deputation, upon the promise that the charge for in the matter of property w tml, [tl] shentd [sheen] 2 atter [utter] of pro perty [petty] where clubs were con Mmercly [Merely] nominal, expressed themselves &itisied. [outside] and retired. ae their interview, the deputation laid before Mr. 'ASt [At] of the building dubs in the town, with the re- [bette] tte, [te] subscribed for, amounting, in the total, eitty witty] million sterling, SS Ta Britpry [Bribery] THE EXHIBITION OF 1851.-The [W.-The] long tition [petition] of ay to the building to be erected for the Exhi- [Ex hi- Exhibit] fy, have been terminated by a decision in favour epee eh and estimate. We have before de- [his] his favour wil) ee splan, [plan] but as the present decision Niter [Inter] of tract general attention to the exact cha- [ca- chaste] stg [st] 2 we may repeat that Mr. Paxton rane [ran] ding chiefly of glass-in fact, a huge but toe to Stone Ro The great feature in its erection is, and rick, or mortar, will be necessary. All the Upright sashes will be made by machinery, Ue finish, owe glazed with rapidity, most of them Lule [Luke] se aq) to being taken to the place, so that required on the spot than to fit the finished Mente [Monte op, cat Jer. [Her] The whole of the structure will besup- [sup- bespattered] 'Stélued [styled] with ron [on] columns, and the extensive roof will be heme, [home] Tf pene [pen] the necessity for interior walls for this be gold after the Exhibition, the materials bridke [bridge] ane [an] advantageously than a structure filled sin ful [full] half and some of the materials would 1, provid, [proved] an outlay. Complete ventilation i with luffer [suffer] 4 by filling in every third upright compart- [compare- compartment] mache [make] ne Which would be made to open wt after the same the whole of the basement will be tae [tea] by the use a Coane. [Cone] The current of air may be ma By ky Hay J, ir, Pax [Pa] y design 4 ea by SS in ant in open canvas, which by being ie Sug [Su] oa seer, will render the interior of the -'Wsubdue [Subdued] ct, tan the external atmosphere. In e the intense light in a building covered with bosed [bose] to cove talieg' [tale] Sether [Ether] with pe This eae [ear] der th will allow ie US pr 'art Te r all the south sides of the up- [up the] the whole of the roofs outside, tacked on the ridge rafters of the of air to pass in the val- [valine] the ane [an] which will, if required, with the ven- [en- venture] here, ape a of the house cooler than the external S to Ne the reof [roof] a light and graceful appear- [appeared] 'ith [it] sheet on. the ridge and furrow principle, and in uta, [ta] Lhe [He] ridge and valley rs will and be lines the whole length of the Will have ak by cast-iron beams. These he, Water on ew gutter formed in them to receive Ta 4 the wooden valley rafters which will be ty, a drains yi 'eee [see] the hollow columns to the drains. Wt he med of ample under the 'an be laid with throughout. The floors of the path- [they] EY sleoney [Sloane] ones beards, three-eighths of an inch iy tal and can ete, [tee] kind of flooring is both le mq be kept clean. dry, and pleasant és need ey fioors [floors] are to be close boarded. t vi Sf the trees, ee down, as the glass may fit up tye [tue] during the .2 Caving the lower branches under Kags [Rags] this course nition [nation] j bes Mr. Paxton does not fyiq [faq] [C] Temoye, [Tempe] tor the sum of 250 he would Us), 4, Xeort [Sort] the pnd [and] ae every living tree on the tg ew Years 4 large old elms opposite to Prince's-gate. Meese i ection [action] of such a building as the he Ut the me ave eV eo amet [met] ty J vot [not] - Veer gi and em fe the scientific construction of 4 'ak 3 amazing of glass, iron, &c., d Uther [Other] yy, 6, in the preparation of ih x work, render an erection of this sub tent quite on a level with those antial anti] materials.- [materials] Daily News. Mr. Hudson, M.P., has 2, SE ete [tee] CG r asf [as] 5 ho ia Pi own out by himn [him] while chairman Sm With an hase [has] of ot Ives, and Cant ridge line, and he report of the investigation Fas LL agp [ag] Could be found. The tion' [ion] '1,000, with interest from the he Company the full amount of legal MEETING OF THE IMPROVEMENT COM- [COMMISSIONERS] MISSIONERS LAST NIGHT, A special meeting of the Huddersfield a Improvement Ommissioners [Commissioners] was held in th evening, for the e board-room, South- [South] e, the purpose of laying a new i mate. ame [me] following members of the board were present - ROOK, Esq. (chairman) Messrs. Sutcliffe, Riley, me wood, Moore, T. Firth, Kaye, Booth, England, J. mee [me] 'an J. Brook, Beaumont, and Charles- [Charles] -, the princi [Prince] sate, aka principal agent of the Ramsden THE NEW RATE The CLERK oF W. ving [vine] laid t ecessary [necessary] estima [estimate] before the beard, ORKS [ORS] ha laid the n te , Commissioner ENGLAND moved that in the pound be levied, and duly signed by sioners [sinners] then present. we J. Boora [Borax] the motion. mmiussioner [Commissioner] T', FIRTH said he simpl [simple] that he did not consider the rates 2 ne larger than they were formerly, upon which Commissioner RILEY said he had the same Single rate as he expressed at the last meeting, the money was already expended as far as a single aie [are] would reach, and that therefore they ought to havea [have] rie [tie] one at once. However, the Commissioners had dee otherwise, and of course he would bow to their Commissioner SwALLow [Swallow] understood th i . J at the Co - were 5,000 in arrears, and, if he was correct, he ment [men] une [one] ratepayers should know it. , CHAIRMAN said the last speaker was quit Bat he unfortunately forgot that this was cael [cal] by their only having laid one rate in about two years. The present aie [are] they were now laying should have been laid nine or a months ago, but in consequence of the want of a ee number of hands at the books the rate had been te yed [yes] longer than it ought to have been. The only way this was by laying a new rate every nine or ten months for two or three years, at the expiration ot which time they would get right again. He (the chairman) fully concurred with Mr. that they should have rate of Is. 8d. by six commis- [comms- commisobjections] objections to their estimates for ae yoann [yon] b imates [inmates] for a clear year in advance, and he fel [fe] - vinced [evinced] that now they had got their books in order, that fa ashort [short] time there would be no necessity whatever for getting into arrear, [area] but at the same time he thought it was neither desirable or necessary to impose a double rate, as the thing might be worked right gradually in the course of two or three years, in the way he had already suggested. ae ove [over] hak [ha] SWALLow [Swallow] felt satisfied with the explana- [explain- explanation] ven [en] e Chairman, but nai [na] doatits. [darts] rate on this Rey ce Rave mumissioner [mu missioner] Eastwoop [Eastwood] fully concurred in the rem of the Chairman, with one exception. Instead of lines new rate every nine or ten months, he thought it should be laid much earlier than that. He fully acreed [agreed] that the delay had arisen from the cause indicated by the Chairman, It arose in consequence, no doubt, of their act having so recently come into operation, and the like delay would in all probability, never again occur. (Hear, hear.) He sugecsted [suggested] that another be laid in two or three months, and he felt assured that when the ratepayers knew the reason, there would be no unkindly feeling on their part in refer- [reference] ence [once] to such a course on the part of that Board. (Hear.) Commissioner RILEY concurred in the sentiments of the last speaker, but was of opinion that in case the course sug [su] gested [rested] by the Chairman were acted upon they would be very much in the same position as at present. Commissioner SUTCLIFFE said, they could not ask the Commissioners to lay ancther [another] rate before the present was collected. The discussion then dropped, and the resolution, autho- [author- authorising] rising a rate, was confirmed. THE BURIAL GROUND QUESTION. The CaairMan [Chairman] said that the special business was now concluded, and in a legal sense no other business could be gone into; but, Mr. Loch had very properly, and very respectfully to that board, attended there, to give such ex- [explanation] planation [plantation] as he thought was necessary in reference to an impression which seemed to prevail at the last meetin [meeting] g in reference to the site for a new cemetery. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Locu [Lock] said, the principal object he had in coming over that evening was, that he might make a few remarks in explanation of a report which appeared in last week's Huddersfield Chronicle, in reference to the burial ground. He was most anxious to do so publicly, lest an impression should be produced to the effect that the trustees of the Ramsden Estates were lukewarm on the subject-(hear, hear, -or that they were adverse to providing a site for a new burial ground Such an impression would be to them exceedingly undesirable, as it was a subject which had engaged their attention ever since he had had the honour of being connected with the trust; and, he might Say, it was one of his first duties to endeavour to make such arrangements as would have put an end to evils of so erying [trying] a nature and so fraught with danger to the whole of the inhabitants. (Hear, hear, hear.) It was not now necessary that he should explain the steps which had been taken, but as they were all aware the matter ultimately fell to the ground. A short time after- [afterwards] wards an application was made by the vicar, to the trustees, for a t of a piece of land, which might be consecrated, and used as a burial ground for the whole parish, and a plot was placed at the vicar's disposal for that purpose. A meeting of the ratepayers was called to lay a rate for that purpose, but that meeting took a dif- [if- different] ferent [front] view, and that matter also fell to the ground. With reference to the withdrawal of the plot of land offered to their Chairman and Commissioner England, which seemed to have been the impression at the last meeting, the trus- [Truss- trustees] tees had never contemplated anything of the kind. It had never been withdrawn, and was as much at the disposal of the town for a new cemetery as ever. (Hear, hear.) The trustees were most anxious to carry out the desired change, but he believed circumstances had since occurred to make it less eligible, but if that site was not asatisfactory [satisfactory] one, the trusteesjwould [trusteeship] be most anxious to meet the Commissioners as to some other site, provided they could find one equally use- [useful] fal [al] and desirable. As far as he was himself concerned nothing had taken place which could in the least throw any impe- [imp- impediment] diment [sediment] in the way of so desirablea [desirable] change. (Hear, hear.) . He was of opinion that the real difficulty was that none of them had the power to move, as there were other impedi- [impede- impediments] ments [rents] in the way of obtaining ground for a parish burial ground, and until those difficulties were overcome he was apprehensive that no successful step could be taken in the matter. He made these remarks in all friendship-(hear, hear)-and he could only say that the Trustees would at all times be glad, as they had ever been, to effect a charg [charge] in this particular. If the present site was desirable, it was still at their service, or if that was not, they would be ex- [exceedingly] ceedingly [certainly] glad to meet the Commissioners and try to dis- [discover] cover some other place equally useful and eligible for such a purpose. (hear, hear.) The CHAIRMAN said he was very glad Mr. Loch was pre- [present] sent, to make the statement he had. (Hear.) His own impression certainly was that Mr. Loch considered the site ineligible, and if he had been more urgent on this matter than he should have been it had been because he consi- [cons- considered] dered [deed] it his duty to do so, and in a matter of such import- [importance] ance [once] he had not consulted his own feelings or the Ramsden Trustees, and so long as he had a duty to perform as their Chairman he never would. He (the Chairman) certainly co wplained [plained] of the price and of the unsatisfactory site it was not only the price, but the quantity which was proposed to be allotted that he complained of. Mr. Lancaster, who could not be considered a competent authority in such computations, had fixed the site at six acres, and Mr. Loch would agree with him that such a quantity of land fora rising town like Huddersfield was out of the question, increasing rapidly as it was in wealth, power, and popula- [popular- population] tion. [ion] The town was rapidly increasing in everything save in places for the decent interment of the dead. (Hear, hear.) He had therefore urged that a fitting place should be provided, that the matter should be taken up with zeal, but at the same time with prudence. Every burial which now took place in the Parish Church caused not only the bones, but even the flesh, of those previously interred to be exposed, and even the ashes of our families and friends could not rest in peace. This was truly disgraceful, and also most painful, but he trusted, and he fully believed, that the Trustees were fully sensible of this, and he would urge on Mr. Loch, as their representative, to do all in his povrer [poverty] to aid the inhabitants in removing this great evil, and he hoped, from what had that night passed, that the Commissioners and the Trustees would work harmoniously together to effect this and other important improvements in the town. (Hear, hear.) He never endeavoured to create discord between the Board and the Trustees, and he never would; the Board were doing all they could to im- [in- improve] prove the sanitary condition of the town, and he believed that the town was now so well managed that people were coming to rather than leaving the town in conse- [cone- consequence] quence. [Queen] This would, no doubt, add materially to its pros- [prosperity] perity, [purity] and if so to the increased prosperity of the Rams- [Ramsden] den Estate, and would, he hoped, induce the trustees to pursue in those liberal measures they were now carrying out. (Hear.) Mr. LocH [Lock] explained that the valuer had merely been ap- [appointed] pointed professionally to value the land, but the trustees did not consider that binding, as to quantity, or yet as to price, inasmuch as the Con Ta not then in a ition [edition] to make an offer, as he unders' [under] P Commissioner ENGLAND inquired whether the trustees had not settled the price of the land in question. His own impression was, in the interview himself and Mr. Brook had with him (Mr. Loch) at Worsley, that the land would be granted at something like a nominal price. Mr. Locu [Lock] had no recollection of any terms being named on that occasion, and individually he considered it a diffi- [diff- difficult] cult question to answer. The trustees were bound to take the full value for all land though it was true there were some instances, such as in grants made for schools, in which they departed from that course, but he apprehended that a wealthy community, such as that of Huddersfield, could not object. to pay half its value if the trustees con- [consented] sented [scented] to bear the other half. But these were matters he would rather not discuss at present, as it would come much better after both parties had or considered the whole bearings of the case. (Hear, hear. . After some further as to the difficulties of a legal character which beset the project, kh CHAIRMAN said, now that Mr. Loch was present, he would tell that candidly that he believed a rate never could be laid upon the principle hitherto proposed,- [proposed] they might have two burial places, and that would be very inconvenient, but he thought a cemetery might be by which the rites of the Church would be maintained, an that without violating the feelings of they had Yommissioner [Commissioner] RILEY reminded Mr. that they a cover of poor in Huddersfield, and he had himself be. fore stated that rather than he would disturb the bones o many of his triends [friends] he would rather be thrown into the sea h. 5 ot ne said his own impression certainly ee on seeing Mr. Loch at Worsley, that the land mgs [Mrs] Pe a at a nominal rent, Me Le sear the board in Mr. te ee that the trustees would meet them on liberal terms, and he also felt that there was some impro- [Emperor- impropriety] priety [pretty] in pressing the questian [question] at present. (Hear.) Commissioner Moore trusted the matter would not drop through, but that something would be done. If there were difficulties in the way, the sooner they were looked i tter. [tater] (Hear. ; nS fou [four] Meat satisfied with Mr. Loch's ex- [examination] Janation, [National] and considered that the inhabitants ought to eal [Earl] much obliged to the trustees for the pains they took in making the leases good, but at the same time he thought it a disgrace that they bad not a decent place in which to enter their dead. ones locked after for a cemetery. e CHAIRMAN thought the ion of Mr. Moore a very good one. The bisho [Bishop] would clo [Co sind, [send] - haps, and the trustees and. th, 'per as id other a - LOCH said, that since the Commissioners had made up their minds that the ground was not applicable for their he wished to hear where they preferred another The CHatrMan [Chairman] thought the ground was cligib [club] were it not ina which was booming and the land considerably increased in value. meget [meet] wished 'his to take the subject msideration, [consideration] and if they ch i we afford every facilit [facility] 7 chose any other site he ,,Commissioner ENGLAND did not think a more elicibl [eligible] site could be found, notwithstanding its to the town. r. Loco thought that a meeting of the commi [comm] trustees could arfange [arrange] the mation [nation] mutiee [mute] and Commissioner Moore had not altered his views as to the eligibility of the site, but its cost was a matter of grave consideration. Mr. Locu [Lock] said there was one principle which should be kept in view by all parties, in reference to a site that was, that the least valuable ground, all other circumstances con- [considered] sidered, [resided] would be the best. (Hear, hear.) Commissioner RiLEY [Riley] concurred that the least valuable fear be the best, only let them have it cheap. (Hear, The conversation continued for some time, ultimately merginz [margin] into a discussion as to the extent of the Comm's- powers, Ommissioner [Commissioner] ENGLAND said it appeared that the powers they had were not sufficient to enable them to lay Gat [At] and appropriate a site without a new act of parliament. But could not an agreement be come to between the town and the tnisteed instead] of the Ramsden estate, pending further pro- [proceedings] zedings. [dings] The thought it was a thine of absolute necessity, which could not be delayed. (Hear, hear). Mr. Locu [Lock] said it would be simply that the trustees became the bankers of the Commissioners. (Cries of Yes, yes ). But he did not know whether it could be done without an act of parliament. Commissioner Eastwoop [Eastwood] felt satisfied with the explana- [explain- explanation] tion [ion] of Mr. Loch. It was ratte [rate] evident that they had all n in a wrong opinion. ey were under the impresion [impression] that the Boardof [Board of] Health could upon them the powers required. They must have a site which would mect [met] the views and dispositions of the dissenters. There were three plans which had suggested themselves-the parochial, the proprietary, and the seeking of powers to enable the Com- [Commissioners] missioners to fix a site fora cemetery. The two first were inadvisable, so that he conceived the only steps they could take was for the board to impress upon the Cemetery Com- [Committee] mittee [matter] the propriety of taking active steps for applying to parliament for a special act at the same time to act upon the suggestion of Mr. Moore, and take all necessary steps for the site, and if possible to make arrangements for laying it out. It was absolutely necessary that accom- [com- accommodation] modation [moderation] should be obtained for burying the dead in the district and with all possible despatch. (Hear, hear). Commissioner MoonE [Moon] really hoped it would not be neces [NeWS] sary [say] to go to parliament for another act. There would be precious little despatch if that was to be the case. Surely some arrangements might be made between the trustees and the Commissioners. Commissioner RILEY could not see how it was possible with the division of parties they had in the town. (Mr. Loca- [Local- Locate] That is the difficulty), Both churchmen and dissenters should be respected, and one half the ground should be consecrated, the other not and this could not be done without additional powers. After a few words from the Chairman, respecting the feasibility of applying to parliament early next session, for a short special act; as also from Commissioner Riley and the Clerk to the Board, Mr. Loc [Lock] enquired whether, if the burial-ground con- [connected] nected [connected] with the parish church was to be shut up, was there not sufficient burial-ground connected with the other churches of the town, to enable them to go on without any very great inconvenience until they applied for an act of parliament The CLERK to the Boarp [Board] replied that there -as at Paddock, Lockwood, and some other the neighbourhood. Several voices here exclaimed against delay. Commissioner SUTCLIFFE wished to ask a question of Mr. Loch. Supposing that the sites proposed were not avail- [available] able, from whatever cause-could that gentleman give them any idea as to a suitable place Mr. Loca-Mr. [Local-Mr] Hathorn [Thorn] should receive every instruction on an application of that kind being made. Commissioners Moore and Riley again pressed their sug- [su- suggestions] gestions, [questions] and The CHAIRMAN said it appeared to be desired that the committee should wait upon Mr. Hathorn, [Thorn] to obtain some other site, to be afterwards submitted to Mr. Loch. Commissioner MoorE [Moor] proposed that the committee should meet to-morrow (Saturday) afternoon, to survey the neighbourhood for a new site, which was agreed to. Mr. Locu [Lock] wished to know if he was to undersiand, [understand] from what had passed, that the site in question was not eligible (Cries of No, no. ) The CHAIRMAN said the site would be very eligible, but the price, and the buildings likely to be erected near it, were obstacles. On a suggestion arising out of a short general conversa- [conversation- conversation] tion, [ion] the CHAIRMAN took the opinion of each Commissioner present, as to the mere eligibility-without reference to price-of the proposed site, when there appeared to be an equally divided expression of views on the subject some considering it teo [to] near the town, others acquiescing or offering opinions of an opposite character. The discussion which ensued was short and unimportant, and was con- [conducted] ducted by the Chairman, Commissioners Moore, Firth, and others. The matter then dropped, it being understood that the Committee should meet on this day (Saturday) to examine the neighbourhood and survey any site which ap- [appears] pears eligible. The CLERK of the BoarRD [Board] then read a letter from a Dr. Robinson, dated Leeds, making application to the board for permission to experiment with a newly-invented fire- [fire apparatus] apparatus, and that the board would place at his disposal an old out-house or barn for such purpose, The application was refused. were many villages in THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE. Commissioner SUTCLIFFE rose, and, after addressing the chairman and gentlemen present, continued with great seriousness of tone to the following effect -He had lived long amongst them. He was now an aged and he hoped peaceful inhabitant of Huddersfield. He had a subject which he did feel it his bounden duty to bring before them -a subject which affected the public character of many of the gentlemen before him; and, also, the peace of the town itself. The Commissioners had been very well re- [reported] ported by those gentlemen who had attended their meet- [meetings] ings. (Hear, hear.) They had been faithfully and impar- [impart- impartially] tially [tally] reported; and the editors had not entered into any of their little matters when they (the Commissioners) differed in opinion and had not presumed to tell them how to con- [conduct] duct their business. (Hear, hear.) But, now, it seemed, the editor of the Huddersfieid [Huddersfield] Chronicle thought otherwise, and wished to take the management into his own hands. (Hear, hear.) The editor of that paper divided them into two bodies, one of which he had taken under his special protection. The other, he represented as a body not acting as the representatives of the people, but as a party-preconcerted and organised in all their plans; and he defends that minority which he feels called upon to support. (Hear, hear.) He (Commissioner Sutcliffe) had acted with that board a long time, and he could not believe that any man, or gentleman, or a majority of those he saw before him, whatever their opinions were,-he could not, he said, believe they were capable of acting in the manner they were charged. (Hear, hear, hear.) It was well known that when he had the honour of occupying the chair, he differed in his opinion from many others; but he never did believe, or any one else, that howsoever they diftered [deferred] in opinion, his opponents wereJnot [warrant] as sincere in wishing to promote the peace and comfort of the town of Huddersfield as he himself was. (Hear, hear, hear.) i was in the last Saturday's paper, and he really had taken the pains to look over the article, and he would select a few p phs, [fs] and leave them to judge for themselves whether they thought a gentleman, coming into a pros- [prosperous] perous [porous] town like as Huddersfield was at that time, and expecting to make a livelihood amongst them whe- [the- whether] ther, [the] he repeated, it was his best plan to make one-half of the people dissatisfied with the other half. In the Chronicle, of July 13th, page 4, there was the following paragraph. Commissioner Sutcliffe then read a number of extracts from our leader of last week on The Opening of the Gas Question, which were received with repeated cries of hear, hear. He took particular umbrage at the ex- [expression] pression [Prussian] mean advantage, giving a definition of the words, and repudiating its application to any of their pro- [proceed] ceedi [edifice] In the preceding week, July 6th, the reporter said, in his report of the proceedings -- Commissioner Crosland, at great length, and with considerable ability, as one of the Finance Committee, opposed the appoint- [appointment] ment, [men] grounding his objection to Mr. Howorth's appointment, on a belief that the latter gentleman was not qualified to keep the books by double entry, but admitting, at the same time, that Mr. Howorth's other qnalifications [qualifications] were, to his mind, satis- [sates- satisfactory] factory.-After [After] considerable discussion, in the course of which much warmth was manifested, it was resolved that Mr. Howorth be appointed to the office. and then puts a note at the bottom, in which the editor says owing to the many claims on our space, and the late hour at which the proceedings terminated, we are compelled to defer our more volumnious [voluminous] report of the proceedings until next week. laughter. . He (Commissioner Sutcliffe) naturally looked to next week for the voluminous report. That discussion on the appointment of Howorth was about three quarters of an hour lo Well, this volumnious [voluminous] report gave about a quarter of a column of that discussion. Mr. Kaye, and all the other speakers were reported in two lines and a half, whilst Mr. Crosland was honoured with thirty-six. (Hear, hear, hear.) Now that he had brought the subject forward he had done his duty. If that paper was carried on as it had been since it began, it would not only divide Hudders- [Udders- Huddersfield] field, but make them all unfriendly. (Hear, hear.) He advised the editor to take a different step, and turn about, and go forward in a different direction. (Hear, hear.) Commissioner MoorRE [More] could not conceive that the subject which Mr. Sutcliffe had introduced was calculated to add much to the dignity of that board. (Hear, hear.) If he (Commissioner Moore) were the proprietor of the Hudders- [Udders- Huddersfield] field Chronicle he could not have adopted a better mode for advertising the paper. (Hear, hear.) He was surprised at the view his old friend Mr. Sutcliffe had taken of the stric- [strict- strictures] tures [Tues] made in that paper. So far from his disaproving [disapproving] of the conduct of the editor of the Huddersjield [Huddersfield] Chronicle, he thought that paper was likely to become a valuable mouth- [mouths] iece [ice] of the town of Huddersfield. (Hear, hear, hear.) Fie would not give a straw for a mouth-piece that had no spirit. (Laughter.) He liked to see them come out freely and with spirit in dealing with public questions, and thus make itself felt. It was a proof, from what Mr. Sutcliffe had said, that the Huddersfield Chronicle was telling. (Hear, hear.) If the editor had been a little too severe, they ought not to be so sensitive. (Hear, hear.) The 'AIRMAN, interrupting Mr. Moore, good-humour- [humouredly] edly [ely] said, he thoucht [thought] that board had nothing to do with it. (Hear, hear.) It was well enough to express an opinion upon the subject but they had nothing further to do with it. He was glad to seo [so] Mr. Moore sit down so quietly, hter. [her] ane [an] Ne as of the board then terminated, and the Com- [Commissioners] missioners broke up, a little before ten o'clock. Commissioner Moore suggested that a site should be at e commissioners might confer - PUBLIC MEETING FOR RAISING A MONUMENT TO SIR R. PEEL. On the 15th inst., a requisition signed by 72 firms and leading merchants of our borough, was presented to the worthy constable, William Willans, Esq., requesting j him to calla meeting for the purpose of offering its condolence to Lady Peel, and the sorrowing members of her family, upon the melancholy demise of the late Sir Robert Peel, and to consider the propriety of taking measures for the erection of a monument on some ap- [appropriate] propriate [appropriate] site in Huddersfield, in honour of the memory of the late lamented statesman, whose sudden death has caused such an universal feeling of deep regret. In com- [compliance] pliance [alliance] with such requisition, a public meeting was con- [convened] vened [vend] for last Thursday night, in the Guildhall. The meeting was called for seven o'clock, and shortly after that time there were present on the platform W. Wil- [Willans] lans, [land] Esq., constable, Rev. G. B. Macdonald, Wesleyan minister, W. Crosland, Esq., R. Welsh, Esq., Mr. W. Moore, Mr. V. L. Chemery, [Cherry] Mr. Tatham, with other gentlemen, and in the body of the hall a great number of working men. On the motion of Mr. W. Moore, WILLIAM Witans, [Witness] Esq., was called to preside. In opening the proceedings, the worthy chairman said-I ca assure you, gentlemen, that in acceding to the requisition I have just read, and in calling the present meeting, I have performed a duty most congenial with my own feelings. (Hear, hear.) The object of this meeting is of no ordinary character. Those who have originated it have, I think, done themselves great credit, and I hope the result of it will prove that the in- [inhabitants] habitants of Huddersfield generally, cordially parti- [part- participate] cipate [spite] in the sentiments which have sought this mode of expression. We are met for the purpose of doing what with delicacy and propriety you can, to sooth the anguish of the bereaved by the considerate and heart- [heartfelt] felt expression of your sympathy, and to honour and perpetuate the memory of the illustrious dead-(hear, hear, and applause)-and you reasonably hope, per- [perhaps] haps, to encourage the statesmen that are, to emulate the statesman that was, by letting them see that, despite the diversities of opinion which divide you into parties upon great political and social questions, you can never- [nevertheless] theless [helpless] unite as one in your tribute of admiration to the memory of the senator who honestly aims at the great- [greatness] ness and the good of his country by letting them see, that whilst England expects every man to do his duty ; she honours him who does it well and that if by their talents, virtues, or services, any of them should acquire a name which deserves to live, their countrymen will not willingly let it die. (Cheers.) In seeking the first object you have in view, you will not, I am sure, draw back, if I may so express it, the curtain that surrounds that domestic circle which the late Sir Robert Peel is said to have greatly delighted and adorned teaching us, by the way, by his illustrious example, that neither the weightiest labours, nor the most absorbing cares, absolve men from the duties and amenities of home. ear, hear.) It is not, I say, your wish to obtrude into the privacy of that now mourning circle of which he was so lately the sun and centre; but you will feel happy, if by the expression of your condolence, as from a respectful distance, you may hope to mitigate, in some slight degree, the bitterness of its loss, or impart to the surviving fragments some small amount of consolation and strength. (Hear, hear, and applause.) Although Tam but your chairman, and it will properly devolve upon others to explain and vindicate the claims of the late Sir Robert Peel to the honour it is proposed to pay to his memory, yet considering the peculiar character and objects of the present meeting, you will, Iam [I am] sure, allow me to say one word or two glancing in that direc- [direct- direction] tion. [ion] And I would just observe, that I have never met with in individual, since the occurrence of the calamity we all deplore, who has questioned the great abilities and the prodigious labours of Sir Robert Peel, any more than they could question his large experience in public affairs. (Hear, hear.) And surely, gentlemen, especially considering what has come to light since his melancholy death, there is no man to be found, whatever his poli- [pole- political] tical [critical] predilictions [predictions] and party bias, who will not be ready to admit that those great talents, and that long expe- [exe- experience] rience, [reins] and those exhausting toils, were honestly and disinterestedly devoted to what he believed to be for the benefit of the nation. (Applause.) He may have erred in his judgment, he may have been wrong in those of his measures in which many of us think he was pre-eminently right. Happily, however, we are not called upon to pronounce an opinion upon any of those great measures with which his name will ever stand prominently associated but we are called upon to say whether or not, as a great statesman, he devoted his services to the good of his country, and has deserved that his memory should be cherished by his countrymen. Gentlemen in declining those personal distinctions which, with statesmen, are not unusual objects of am- [ambition] bition, [notion] and in having forbidden his survivors and suc- [such- successors] cessors [successor] to accept such distinctions as acknowledgments of his services to his country, Sir Robert Peel has placed it beyond all cavil and question that in his public con- [conduct] duct he was not actuated by private consideration. (Applause.) It was possible to be seen that the de- [departed] parted statesman whilst uninfluenced by personal motives might have been impelled along his politicel [political] course by strong party impulses. I believe indeed that Sir Robert Peel had his full share of party spirit- [spirit that] that he loved his party; that indeed there was nothing which as a public man he loved better than his party- [party except] except his country. (Cheers.) But his country he did love better, and by his public acts and his personal sacrifices he has made it impossible ever to fix upon him the reproach, that he, Born for the universe, narrowed his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. (Hear, hear.) No, gentlemen, he gave up party, but he stuck to mankind; and he gave up party at an expense which it is impossible for any of us to estimate, for perhaps they were but the least of his sacrifices of which the public were the spectators. (Hear, hear.) Gentlemen, we cannot deny that Sir Robert Peel was ambitious; but we may, I think, venture to say, it will be well for the world when all rulers resemble him in the nature and objects of his ambition; for who could object to a statesman that he is ambitious, if order, security, peace, and plenty, are the objects of his ambition (Hear, hear.) Who can object to the am- [ambition] bition [notion] of the statesman who says-by his conduct, and indeed by his lips- as for myself, I decline all per- [personal] sonal [tonal] aggrandisement-I decline a peerage-I will not have a public funeral-my survivors shall receive no distinctions on my account. (Applause.) But there is one reward I would accept-there is one distinction to which I do aspire-and it is this, that when the poor man recruits his strength, wasted by toil, he may think of me, and bless my memory that his loaf is not lessened by a tax, nor embittered by the leaven of injustice. (Continued applause.) Now, gentlemen, whether the measure connected with the expression of these senti- [sent- sentiments] ments [rents] was a wise and a good one, or it was not, whether we approve or disapprove of it, the man who was actuated by such a motive and inspired with such a sentiment- [sentiment does] does he or does he not deserve the benedictions of his country And if he does, it will be for you to adopt such measures as you may deem best calculated to perpetuate the memory of his worth. Mr. Willans con- [concluded] cluded [eluded] amidst loud applause by calling upon The Rev. G. B. MacponaLp [MacDonald] to move the first resolu- [resolute- resolution] tion. [ion] The rev. gentleman was well received, and said- [said] He ought to apologize to that assembly for the want of preparation of which he was painfully conscious, now that he was standing up to address that meeting. He had satisfied himself with signing the requisition to which the chairman had referred, and he had thought that an attendance on that meeting, and especially any public addresses to that assembly, would devolve more naturally upon the resident gentlemen of the town, and the memorialsts [memorial] whose names were ap- [appended] pended to the requisition. But on the direct appli- [apply- application] cation disinterestedly made to him to be there that evening, he was unwilling to refuse that second call, and, though most unprepared, he was present amongst them. (Hear, hear.) He must throw himself upon the indulgence of the meeting, while he just opened to them his heart for two or three minutes on the subject. If they had been assembled to commemorate the merits and services of some nobleman who had occupied a high position in this country, he should have thought there was sufficient in the theme to call out his feelings of admiration but they, the commoners of England, must feel a deeper interest in commemorating the virtues and merits of a man who, during his whole life, adhered most firmly to the House of Commons. (Applause.) He recollected some men who were pre-eminenily [pre-eminently] re- [remarkable] markable in the lower house, who had not taken a higher position in the upper house but what position Sir R. Peel would have taken there it was difficult to say. He knew that the hon. baronet had more than once refused to accept a cornet when it was offered to him. He had left on record that no member of his family should receive any emolument for his labours. (Cheers.) They had suffered a national loss. (Hear, hear.) If a foreigner had been passing through England on that Tuesday of Sir funeral, he would have been im- [in- impressed] pressed with the fact that the nation was lamenting the loss of some great one. The bells were muffled in the large towns, shops were partially closed, and a saddened expression of countenance was visible on every side. (Hear, and applause.) The chairman had in the too brief remarks to which the meeting had listened, singled out some of the most prominent traits of the late SirR. [Sir] Peel's character, to which subsequent speakers might have ad- [addressed] dressed themselves. He (the Rev. G. B. Macdonald) quite agreed with the Chairman's estimate of the poli- [pole- political] tical [critical] character of Sir R. Peel. That gentleman had said truly he was a party man; and he (the rev. gentleman) supposed that divided and subdivided as they were in this country, men must, in order to accomplish much, form associations which ultimately obtain the name of party. He had heard it said that a man of no was a man of no principle. He should like to put a rider to it, and say that a man of mere party was a man of bad principle. (Hear, hear.) A man of mere party would follow his party through every measure it adopted and he was a man of great moral courage who could stand firm when his party wished to drag him along with it. If he (Mr.M.) were asked for evidence as to the character of the measures of Sir R. Peel, he should be obliged to go into forbidden subjects in a meeting like that. But the subjects to be undertaken were of a class showing the importance of the sacrifices which Sir Robert had made with an utter absence of all personal motive. Few men had made the sacrifices which Sir Robert Peel made for the accomplishment of his objects. He sacrificed personal friendships, he sacrificed the sup- [support] port of a strong, wealthy party, both in the House of Commons and in the House of Lords. He was contented to listen to the taunts, to the sneers of. those who had often cheered him on, and supported him in his mea- [me- measures] sures. [cures] (Applause.) He had stood, and experienced the withering, cutting, sarcasm of one member of that house, (Mr. Disraeli) who, for a length of time, had sup- [supported] ported him, more particularly because of the great measure to which reference had been made. For the sake of carrying it out he was contented to close his political career-so far as a leading, governing politician was concerned. (Hear, hear.) If he (Mr. Macdonald) could put into one sentence his idea of the character of Sir R. Peel, he would say he was the representative man of his age. (Applause.) He was sickened when he saw the phillipics [Phillips] which again and again had been pro- [pronounced] nounced [announced] against the right hon. gentleman as an expedi- [expert- expediency] ency man. The longer he (the speaker) advanced in life, the more satisfied he was that a matured experi- [experience- experience] ence, [once] more extensive observation, justified him, in many instances, in suspending long established opinions, and subsequently mending-and sometimes altogether renouncing them. The man who would not learn of any one but himself, was sure to havea [have] fool for his master. (Laughter.) Sir Robert was not that man. He was not so self-satisfied as to imagine he was the centre of all wisdom, and therefore could renounce and reject the counsels and experience and wisdom of others. (Hear, hear.) Scme [Same] eight-and-twenty years had elapsed since he (Mr. Macdonald) for the first time was in the presence of Sir Robert Peel it was in the galiery [gallery] of the House of Commons. Sir Robert was then comparatively young in his career in that house. It was during the discussion of the unsuccessful motion of Lord John Russell for reform. Of course, Sir Robert took an active part at that time in reference to that measure he heard the arguments, weighed them care- [carefully] fully, and when the changes took place he risked the sacrifices to which they had already referred. (Ap- [Applause] plause.) [clause] He came to the conclusion to examine and weigh, and act according to what he supposed was the better opinion. Sir mature views on the sub- [subject] ject [jet] of the currency were diametrically opposed to those he entertained in earlier life. His first political publi- [public- publication] cation was on the currency question he took the oppo- [op- opposite] site side; and so decidedly did he express his judgment, that when a committce [committee] of the house was appointed he had the honour of being the chairman of that committee. As the chairman, he examined all the witnesses and weighed all the evidence, and the result was an entire alteration in Sir Robert's judgment on that question. Having come to that conclusion, he was one of the few men who possessed moral courage to declare an altera- [alter- alteration] tion [ion] of opinion. (Applause, and hear, hear.) He (Ir. Macdonald) had settled in his own mind that the next best thing to being in the right, was to candidly acknow- [acne- acknowledge] ledge when we were in the wrong. (Hear, hear.) He was one of those who thought that Sir Robert was a man who rose up to that dignity of mind which enabled him to decide, and so to act. He must not omit that evening to refer to the high principles by which, he believed, the hon. gentleman's bitterest political op- [opponents] ponents [opponents] would admit, he was influenced. He had read, with feelings of deep interest, the few words with which Sir Robert's old friend, the Duke of Wellington, expres- [express- expressed] sed [se] his feelings on this subject in the House of Lords. (Hear, hear.) For forty years they had been friends. Whilst the duke was fighting his country's battles, and giving to Great Britain, by the honours of that great war, such a position as she had never held before, he was in frequent communi- [common- communication] cation with Sir Robert Peel, and it deserved to be perpetuated, as a statement of the Duke of Wellington, that in all his transactions with Sir Robert, he found him most invariably and unflinchingly speaking the truth-and that too for a politician. They had always been accustomed to think of politicians as men who held truth at a very low estimate. (Hear, and laughter.) But they knew of Sir Robert Peel that what he believed to be true, he would not hesitate, if propriety require, to state-a compliment which he hoped would be written upon the marble by which his memory was to be eulogised, as a lesson for those statesmen who were to succeed him. (Applause). He had spoken of Sir Robert's political opponents, but he believed that in private, the late hon. gentleman had noenemies. [no enemies] Those who knew him in private life, knew his excellencies, knew his merits, and his many virtues. There wasa [was] time in the history of this country, when the leading politicians had to be apologised for by their best friends as to personal vices, and domestic miseries and wretch- [wretchedness] edness. [redness] No one, however, had ever pointed the finger of suspicion at Sir Robert Peel, in reference to his high moral character. (Loud applause.) He hoped such a lesson would not be lost upon statesmen in ages to come in every country; and that there would be gathered up as the substance of their meeting, that they did attach the highest importance to truth, to private morality, to personal purity, to domestic virtues and excellencies. (Cheers.) He had already trespassed unduly on their time. (Cries of Go on, go on. The resolution he had to submit to them was- [was that] That this meeting, deeply deploring the death of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Peel, would most respectfully tender to Lady Peel and family the assurance of its sincere condolence. Their respected Chairman put this resolution into his hands a minute or two before he was called upon to speak, adverting in the short conversation to what he (the chairman) thought was peculiarly consonant with his (Mr. Macdonald's) position as a minister, the pro- [propriety] priety [pretty] of his having to speak on funeral matters. He (Mr. M.) wished he was capable of conveying to the meeting his feelings at that moment, on the condi- [condition- condition] tion [ion] of a family suddenly bereaved of its guiding head. He felt deeply under such circumstances. (Hear, hear.) Where a protracted illness intervenes of three or four months, and the family have an opportu- [port- opportunity] nity [city] of visiting again and again the object of their soli- [sol- solicitude] citude, [cited] and had listened to his last words-even then there would be propriety in an expression of condolence to the bereaved. (Applause.) They were, he was sure, manifesting the kindest feelings, in pouring the balm of condolence into the bosom of one whom Sir Robert Peel had loved so tenderly for so many years. (Loud ap- [applause] plause.) [clause] Mr. Moor intimated that there was no plan adopted as to who should move and second the resolu- [resolute- resolutions] tions, [tins] as they wished those present in the body of the hall to co-operate with them on that occasion, and they should therefore be glad if any working-man would second the resolution just moved. Mr. JosEPH [Joseph] QuaRMBy, [Quarmby] Leeds-road, then seconded the resolution, which was carried nem. [men] con. Mr. RoBert [Robert] WELSH in proposing the second resolution said, it was quite unnecessary for him to say anything on the resolution which he would read to them; and he should simply propose its adoption. It was as follows, That this meeting appreciating the abilities, virtues, and great public labours of Sir Robert Peel, would recommend that measures should be adopted for paying some suitable mark of respect to his memory, and that the following gentlemen form a committee for obtaining subscriptions, and for deciding upon the description of testimonial which should be adonted, [adopted] viz. -Messrs. J. C. Laycock, T. Mal- [Al- Mallinson] linson, [London] T. P. Crosland, W. Barker, F. Schwann, and T. Thewlis, with power to add to their number. Mr. Witt1aM [Witt] CrosLanD [Crosland] had very great pleasure in seconding the resolution. After the able speeches they had heard from Mr. Willans, and the Rev. George Mac- [Macdonald] donald, [Ronald] he was sure anything he had to say would be of little interest, though at the same time, he would do what he could in promotion of their object with great pleasure. (Hear.) He thought a statesman with the eminent abilities displayed by Sir Robert Peel, could not be too greatly honoured. It was true it would re- [reflect] flect [Fleet] credit on the gentlemen of Huddersfield, and he might say on the nation at large, to do anything in the shape of erecting a monument to perpetuate the memory of so greata [great] man. The resolution was then put and carried unanimously. The immediate object of the meeting having been ac- [accomplished] complished [accomplished] in accordance with the reqiusition, [requisition] the chair- [chairman] man intimated that he should be glad to hear any re- [remarks] marks or suggestions from those present. The com- [committee] mittee [matter] were anxious for the co-operation of the working classes, and wished that a committee from that body could be formed to work in unison in promotion of the resolutions just adopted. Mr. THomMas [Thomas] BroaDBENT [Broadbent] ina forcible and energetic speech, pressed upon his fellow working men to come forward and raise a monument to a man who had done so much for them. He would cheerfully give his sovereign, and many present could give their 10s. or 5s. or 2s. 6d. or 2d. or 3d., which would make a handsome sum in the end. They were bound to make some sacrifice for one who had sacrificed so much for them. He concluded amidst considerable applause by pro- [proposing] posing That a committee of working-men be appointed to co- [cooperate] operate with the other committee in the object of the pro- [proceedings] ceedings, [proceeding] and that the following gentlemen be placed on such committee -Messrs. T. Broadbent, W. Hirst, J. Goddard, Hoyle, ae H. Lord, R. Peel, J. ery, [very] C. Gledhill, J. Womersle [Womersley] i to add t to their number. Secretary, with power Mr. Wittiam [William] Hirst seconded the resolution which was adopted amidst applause. Mr. Lorp, [Lord] a working man, suggested that something more practicable than a dead piece of stone should be built with the money raised, as for instance an almshouse, or anything of that kind. The CHarrman [Chairman] had himself made a similar suggestion to the committee when they waited upon him, but was told that nothing was subject to more abuse than alms- [almshouses] houses however, it would remain a subject for further consideration. After repeated calls for Mr. Moore, that gentleman rose, and said, he had made up his mind when he en- [entered] tered [teed] that room not to make a speech-(laughter)-and he was determined to abide by that resolution. He joined in the universal regret for the statesman recently called from amongst them, and who had devoted his ser- [se- services] vices to his country. (Hear.) It was nothing but right that some public monument should be reared to the vir- [Sir- Sir] tues [tue] of so great a man. (Applause.) He was not going to be dragged into this subject. (Laughter-) He was simply going to move- [move thanks] thanks the meeting be given to the worthy or the vary able in which he had con- [conducted] ducted that meeting. He regretted the absence of many samen [same] append on the requisition. It was unfortu- [unfortunate- unfortunately] nately [lately] a season of the year when many of the merchants were absent from home, and others were prevented from being present owing to the assizes, but those gen- [gentlemen] tlemen [gentlemen] would, he felt certain, render them their support. . Mr. Lorp [Lord] seconded the resolution, which was carried unanimously, and with applause. The CHAIRMAN responded in an interesting speech, and said, he was very much obliged for the honour they had done him by that vote. Certainly they were not under any very great obligation to him but he did feel obliged to them for their presence on that occasion. (Hear, hear.) He wished other gentlemen had been there to address them on the subject-and there was plenty of room for doing so-for he thought that whilst they were contemplating the characters of worthy men, they were themselves receiving much good-in the same that the taste was improved by studying fine gentlemen whose manner ys pictures and statuary. He had been thinking he might presume to introduce himself into a little speech, just 2 filling up their time for a moment or two; hae [he] os afraid the could not do so without some apparent vanity. (Applause.) If ever he was the in- [instrument] strument [instrument] of doing any public good, it was m [in] connection with Sir Robert Peel. They were aware that some time ago there was an import duty on foreign wools, from Germany and other countries, of 1d. in the pound. He, (the chairman,) had the honour of being the first person to make a move on that subject, and his fellow labourer was Mr. Jos. Brook. They consulted friends in Leeds, and determined upon a demonstration. He had the honour of drawing up the first memorial which was presented to Sir R. Peel on the question. They mustered very strong at the house of Mr. Becket Dent- [Denton] son, and he remembered being rather alarmed at the speech of Mr. Denisor, [Denison] who said Now, gentlemen, you are going to Sir R. Peel. The first thing he will do, will be to throw you upon your backs. (Laughter.) He (Mr. Willans) thought this very strange, for they had some very strong men with them. (Continued laughter.) Well, they went to Sir R. Peel, and had a very As it was the first time he had ever been in the company of so great a man, he was interested in every look, in every word Sir Rokert [Robert] uttered. The hon. baronet read the memorial, and after going carefully through it, turned round and said, Well, gentlemen, you appear to have made outa [out] very good case for the repeal of the duty; but if I repeal the duty on sheep's wool, which I could perhaps spare, then the cotton manufacturers would be upon me for a removal of the duty upon cotton wool, amounting to about half a million, and that I could not spare. In the next session of parliament they again memorvialised [memorialised] Sir Robert, and they added in this second memorial this fact- that the export duty and the import duty should be the same; that the export duty had already been repealed, some ten ycars [years] previously, and that, therefore, in honesty they had a claim for the repeal of the import duty. Sir Robert after perusing the memorial, said this was a new point directly he came to it. Mr. Gott, of Leeds, immediately gotup [gout] and said, It is a new point, but it is a correct one. Sir Robert said he would consider it, and in three or five weeks from that time, they had the import duty on sheep's wool repealed. (Applause.) He merely mentioned the fact to show the quickness and the perspicacity of the deceas [decrease] d statesman. (Hear, hear.) Another instance of these qualities came under his notice a few months ago. He had the pleasure of meeting him as one of the royal commissioners for the exhilition [exhibition] of 1851. They would recollect the assembly of the Mayors in London, a short time ago, to dine with the Lord Mayor at the Mansion House. The day after that assembly, he met the royal commissioners there were gentlemen present from all parts of the country, and amid many conflicting opinions, it would hare been thought almost impossible tufmeet [tuft] the views of all. Sir Robert was present, and sitting himself down wrote as fast as pen could move, and then coolly [cool] rising, said 'Gentlemen, do you think this will meet the case. In as little time as he could write it, Sir Robert had drawn up a resolution which met the full concurrence of all present, and it was past. (Hear, hear and ap- [applause] plause.) [clause] The loss of such a man was not trifling or un- [unimportant] important. He had merely related these anecdotes as affording some little interest, (Cheers,) and concluded by resuming his seat. The meeting separated about n ne o'clock. -- --- EXHUMATION OF A LiIvING [Living] CHILD.-At an early hour yesterday (Tuesday) morning, a woman, named Ann Proud- [Proud foot] foot, who resides in the northern district of the town, left her home for the purpose of collecting fragments of coal ; a practice pursued by poor persons in certain localities. As she was engaged in this manner, in the vicinity of a factory, on some waste ground off Vauxhall-road, and near Chisenhale-bridge, [Chippendale-bridge] she observed what greatly amazed her, namely, the toes of an infant's foot projecting slightly from the surface of the earth. Having secured the attendance of a witness, she commenced the operation of turning up the soil and rubbish (the place is a depository for ashes and refuse of all kinds), and soon brought to light the yet breathing animate body of a newly-born female child. The infant being still alive proves that it could not have been in the horrible situation from which it was thus providentially delivered long. Its preserver enfolded the innocent in her own garments, and, under the escort of a police-officer, carried it to 'he workhouse on Brownlow-hill, where it was received shortly after nine o'clock. Here it was placed in a bath, and received other attentions deemed fitting in the case. The child continued to regain vigour from that peried, [period] and at present is going on favourably.-Liverpool fourier. [Courier] New MopEL [Opel] Prano-FortEes.-Broadwood's [Piano-Fortes.-Broadwood's] New Model Bichorda [Richard] Grand Piano surpasses everything hitherto made with two unisons, for brilliancy of tone and elasticity of touch its comparatively moderate price must also give it an additional claim to favourable notice.-Collard's New Cottage Piano-Forte This is decidedly the best cheap Piano-Forte manufactured by any house of long established repute. The tone, touch, and durability may be relied on; in fact, the instrument is warranted. The idea was sug- [su- suggested] gested [rested] to Messrs. Collard and Collard by an article which appeared some time since in that highly and deservedly popular publication, Chambers' Journal, the object being to bring Piano-Fortes within the reach of that vast and growing body, the middle classes, who, through the opera- [operations] tions [tins] of the Hullah and Mainzer [Miners] systems, and the improved taste of the age, have of late years acquired the capacity of appreciating the social and intellectual advantages of a musical education. It is considered that Messrs. Collard and Collard have fully succeeded in meeting the require- [requirements] ments [rents] pontes [Pontey] out in the article alluded to. There can be no doubt a discerning public will give every encouragement to Messrs. Collard and Collard, and that the alacrity with which that highly eminent firm determined to provide so great a desideratum will be properly rewarded, and stamped with the seal of universal approbation.- [approbation] (See Mi. Mellor'so dvertisement [advertisements] in another ) It is expected that Lord Londesborough will be elected a trustee of the British Museum, in the room of the late Sir R, Peel; and that his Royal Highness Prince Albert will be by her Malesty [Majesty] as trustee, in the place of the late e of Cambridge. BIRTH. On the 13th instant, at Kippax-park, Yorkshire, the lady of Thomas D. Bland, Esq., of a daughter. MARRIAGES. On the 15th instant, at our parish church, Mr. John eee [see] Miss Emma Newton, both of Huddersfield. the 15th instant, at the parish church, Huddersfield Mr. George Kershaw, mechanic, to Miss Ann ; both of Marden. Menahem On the 15th instant, at the Huddersfield parish church, Mr. James Lawton, joiner, to Miss Martha Carter, both of Marsden. On the 14th instant, at the parish church, Huddersfield, Mr. David Lumb, clothier, to Miss Sevina [Seven] Morton, both of Lindley. On the 14th instant, at the parish church, Huddersfield, Mr. Robert Dawson, clothier, of Marsden, to Miss Ann Shaw, of Huddersfield. On the 13th instant, at Eccles church, near Manchester, and afterwards necording [according] to the rites of the Catholic church, John Randolphus [Randolph] de Trafford, Esq., second son of Sir Thomas Joseph de Trafford, of Trafford-park and Croston- [Constantly] hall, Lancashire, to the Lady Adelaide Cathcart, third daughter of the Earl and Countess Cathcart. On the 11th instant, at the parish church, South Kirkby. Yorkshire, by the Rev. G. Allott, vicar, Mr. Thomas J. Stubbs, manufacturer, of Manchester, to Clarissa, eldest daughter of ie ats Mr. James Rowley, of fuel, ane [an] grand-daughter of the late Richard L of Sout. [Out] Kirkby, Yorkshire. na Dae [De] SE On the 10th instant, at the parish church, Halifax, b the Rev. Henry Cautley [Cattle] Holmes, M.A., the Rev. Mar Anthony Lawton, B.A., vicar of Kilmwick [Limerick] Percy, York- [Yorkshire] shire, to Elizabeth Mary, daughter of the late William Booth, Esq., of Cleckheaton. DEATHS. On the 18th instant, Emma, daughter of the late Mr. John Hinchliffe, Green, near Huddersfield, aged 22 years. On the 17th instant, Mary, wife of Mr. John Brown, car- [carpenter] penter, [Peter] Huddersfield, aged 47 years. On the 17th instant, after a very short illness, Nan Harrop, aged 60, wife of the late John Harrop, farmer, Dewsbury. On the 15th instant, Sarah, wid [id] f Mr. Lockwood, Huddersfield, aged 51. ow of Mr. Rowland On the 13th instant, Mary Hellen, daughter of William Watkins, hosier, Huddersfield, aged two years. On the 12th instant, at Burlington Quay, G. D. Barker, junior, Esq., solicitor, of Wakefield. The deceased was one of the clerks to the magistrates sitting for the West Riding at and also deputy-coroner for the same vision. He was much res among his professi [Professor] brethren and a large circle of friends. On the 11th instant, aged 12 years, Arthur 0 Shepherd, second son of Edward Shephe [Shepherd] Dwyer of Wakefield House of Correction. P B84- [B- governor on. On the 10th instant, at his residence, Crosse Leeds, in his ear,, Benjamin Walker Bon [On] of tho of Messrs, e fh i ners, [ness] of that town, Be SANE, sad Walkers, flax spin- [spin lately] Lately, at Brooklyn, New York 84 years, Mr. Matthew Davis, the correspondent of the Times, under the signature of A Genevese [Geneva] Traveller.