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THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1850. 7 DEMONSTRATION CHAE [CHAR] TST [ST] sore OF THE 'OF ERNEST JONES, r10 [r] FAX ERAT [EAT] yr HALIFAX, jb ve Jones, in Halifax, being desivons [designs] fiends O pleasure at his liberation from be oni [on] and of welcoming back to Halifax dO golds Prise former candidate for vi representa- [present- representation] uu -opksbire [Shropshire] ch. honoured the event by a Gala in gi ei alifas, [alias] ou Monday last. Arrange- [Arrange] Ee de to meet Mr. Jones at Sowerby ie had bee Pm in full procession to Halifax. gt ne this object formed in Broad Street, 'clock in the morning, and arrived at got 2 after to half-past eleven, accompanied by the ie Bridge at Yd Stainland and Mixenden. [Midden] Mr. oe gowerby [Sowerby] Bridge, at half-past cleven [eleven] down mail train from Manchester, Fk. OD, roceeded [proceeded] to the Royal Hotel, and ge iain [ion] The procession re-formed Be twelve reabhast. breast] J der -a large banner 7 I the os, Esq. the friend of the cb &- ' in frout [front] hind the motto Liberty, Equality, P ale and a of music; a carriage drawn by four 'ity [it] DO SEC. Jones, Julian Harney, and zim [him] ge body of people; the rear being cight [eight] or ten cabs. Continual x Mide [Mid] during its progress, and by the wer' [we] Gon [On] reached Halifax there could not than 2.000 persons present, and thus 1 eed [ed] the principal streets of the 4 Mr. Harney, accompanied by other an ir appearance at Westfield Park about oe five he addressed his friends and g oc the number of 800 or 900. en tO rr was called to the chair and said, he once more an old friend who had been spaced 10 ME der the pretence of having committed a onfined [confined] U2 Hear, hear.) Some men were allowed offence. which others were imprisoned, and many instances of partiality in the ad- [another] BA the laws. (Hear, hear.) There had been essa [seas] ie sentences uttered during the last year Moe reason uttered by their respected friend, and ought were ever presentative. [representative] Applause.) But the govern- [governor] gve [give] been Tel Jed their admiration in the faith and honour pad BO Oo bee n confined in gaoi [gaol] for two years. (Hear, wiht [with] have thought that secure amid the the public would have forgotten Mr. ee yanguage [language] had seen pat ois [is] fe patriots or that they would have cooled jg 2 eed [ed] their opinions but he believed they were or atten [attend] an ever toavow [to avow] that they were not only They Me ee of this counUy [county] emt [met] git oe republicans. (Hear, hear, and applause.) He wrist ot think a whit the worse of Mr. Jones they aid 1 hill Fields. (A voice A good had heen [hen] 10 a be They in time should see the working wy betel 'high in the scale of society, socially and Sa wth [with] rich man, or the man of birth. (Hear, aol; [al] ei, how how partial, that at) BO occupied a 10 house, or was possessed of a jeu [eu] i yoperty, [property] he should monopolise the whole of yee [see] landed P nouzh [nought] he had now got a vote he felt as if dy Sane ae part of another's right but he predicted eres [ere] 1s pot be long before they got their right and due; pale peeved, they could regulate and order things pice. [price] be [C] they were at present. (Hear and applause.) jee [see] spoke to the sentiment, the people Va LigHTOWL [Light owl] gt 2 Me source of all political power; and, ii, SEMCKLETON [SKELETON] responded, - y, G, dtLAN [Dolan] HaRNEY [Haney] was well received on rising, ib. fmest fest] Jones, the stern and talented advocate ge syuhts, [suits] and may he successfully triumph over cul [cl] nee and ultimately, assisted by the other oe of democracy, succeed in establishing full and ove [over] for the whole people. He continued by that he was aware many thousands were un- [invented] evented [vented] being there with Mr. J ones, but we sympathies were with them in the expression of the then paid to that gentleman. (Hear, hear.) cee [see] was spoken of in that sentiment in a manner iq credit both to him and those from whom the eat emanated. And here let him observe how futile in the persecution against their principle, and - those Who were the stern and s t advocates coc [Co] So had it ever been, and ever would be. iear.) [near] He would like to ask the government how rerts [rents] it had made in 1848 [W How many had left iss [is] converted to the cause of their prosecutors or jae [Jane] traitors to the cause for which they had been tried wr rather subjected to the mockery of a trial in order might have a legal excuse for incarceration svstem [system] (Hear, hear.) Not one On the con- [Corton] mrt, [Mr] and this should be a lessen for rulers as well as those rhe [the] goremed [groomed] this country, those who went into prison and sxzdfast [steadfast] chartists had come out glorying in the fred [red] republicans. (Applause.) Not only had Ernest iVernon,and [evening,and] Fussell [Russell] attended meetings in the me- [Mince] ince their Hiberation, [Liberation] but also men who though they could think and work. (Hearand [Hear and] applause.) He had found generally in all persecutions di i fre [re] thought, ur against the minds who were struggling for tal, or personal, or national freedom, the patriot's isl was the seed of the freeman's tree. (Hear, hear.) I. vain had they barred the patriot in a dungeon, or driven ii exile, for though such had passed away, their red after them. (Applause.) In the words of J They never fail who die hi. a great cause the block may soak their gore, Tuir [Tue] heads may sudden in the sun their limbs f Be strung to city yates [Yates] and castle walls- [walls] é still their spirits walk abroad. Though years and others share as dark a doom, Ther [The] but augment the deep and sweeping thoughts Which overpower all others, and conduct The world at lust to freedom Ther [The] fund now with all their slavery that they were ab- [ab joying] joying the fruits of those struggles and sufferi [suffer] Fuca [Fuchsia] were undertaken and borne by their forefathers. fur, hear.) For there was a time when men could not We [C] bat they were now doing,-freely uttering their pie Not because they were persecuted merely by the ef but by the people also. (Hear, hear.) en Pay ofthe [of the] Christian religion was put to death, and ales of the peuple [people] appealed to them whether they 2 likerate [liberate] him or a murderer, they consented to the ay Many there could remember the time when it was to he a Jacobin or a radical. because these par- [Parser] Sere offensive to the people as to the govern- [govern put] put. (Hear, hear.) When the mob burnt down Dr. nestley's [Netley's] house, in Birmingham, it showed how much the ple [le] bad been misled by those who ought to have been ; al, achers aches] and instructors. (Hear, and applause.) He Hamer) adhered to those principles which founded mes but short-lived commonwealth of England- [Englandimudples] imudples [implies] advocated by Major Cartwright, by Henry 5 en which were not to be put down by per- [Peter] ia The liberty they now enjoyed was guaranteed a ty the law but by the people. (Hear, hear.) They i Show themselves earnest men, and the t'me was tir [tor] distant when they should reap the full reward of tlre [tire] Sierifices, [Services] (Applause.) He believed they would re- [near] an meet Mr. Jones. (Hear, hear, and cries of We a accomplishment of their principles might be a 'tition [petition] ing Series of years, provided they had a desultory if but it might be a work of a few years or a few tH' People exhibited union and determination ; f the hot in the power of any man to keep the people ded [de] tee went of their full political and social rights ped [pd] they did thei [the] i tyr [try] ee Cet [Ce] duty. (Hear, and applause.) He re ae the gathering as a new movement for the zh former and he hoped they would not, whe [the] to on 'gitations, [stations] abandon the cause, but sternly Us Ee my the struggle to its realization. C. JoxEs [Boxes] on rising was most enthusiastically sq uo Sald,-He [Sale,-He] had passed from the gates of his die le had crossed the bounds of his dungeon-but, 'the had around upon that beautiful world, and felt Pm and hot entered from the land of prisons to a land Pn gh, ee. (Hear, hear.) He had come from the Regn [Ren] the Walls were narrow, and where the cells mater i i Pnson [Enson] large and extensive, where the walls Wied [Wide] yy where the keys were gold, where gaolers [gales] were hee [her] and superstition. (Loud applause.) that cd 3 powers might be, for the future the bets ond [and] Hot i his veins-for he despised their tor- [tron] Rony [Ron] ye he had been ill, his ight [it] lee that life he would 2 ant Was DOW Te He was deter devote to their cause. Finds of posterity ined [ned] yet to write his name in the Le those who Ei (Hear.) Christ had said to his followers brother an dc owed Him must leave wife, and child, [C] and he Suffe [Suffer] ede [ed] the people he had almost done full well tha; [that] But what then He rel before het [get] many political Columbus must be geet [feet how Pile up the nations to the island ' Uitiself [Itself] ey Ch More then must an humble voyager '0 [meet with the blasts of persecution. uot [not] believe to 5 had heard some news in prison that tare Which he be true; and he thought there would ty Met in Hale hear from them the first time he vie 'Thee 413 [W to ask some questions on faa [aa] had beter [better] ot him in prison he had better be 48 conten, [content] T be calm for the future, because Eng- [Eng] He we ened [end] and lived in the deepest calm. (eee. [see] tem [te] ty, they added, as a citizen and as a ins conter [counter] 4 Singly to break that calm, and destro [destroy] by ontentm, [content] 2 y alm, [al] he init, [inst] He stood there, however, to vinced [evinced] that any to arouse discontent, for Mt ad applanse [applause] did not livein [live] their natures. tu People had fi lke [le] But they told him, indeed, etd [et] rag bour-they [our-they] told him, indeed, that i em ark of freedom. (Cries of No, no. it w. oO; be that indeed, it might be; perhaps ta had proved' England was the ark of liberty, a t we its Arrarat. [Arrest] (Loud cheers.) was dead-and the very name must Was it sof [of] (No, no. If it dieg, [die] ear sick child into health, for belioved [believed and laughter.) Whatever om what he -the short time he had been bea ear, hear.) A had heard, that this was not t Beat beth b believed, that as the sand of (ie alts were mite the light of heaven, bs [C] than', men to the light of truth. 50 the Showers of blo, [bo] the sun gave fertility to By, Shed op the if and Continent were forts ; for the growth of political and to the orate eer [er] knew they would sve [se] believed his informers Be, i that a kj when they said a principle could on He ee if united, could be conquered. from that the voice of truth would ate me of the multitude, as the Solita, [Solitary] Tight ee too ttn [ten] ad many questions to ask them. i, Y's) nae oe Papers, (except some of his prison 1 the Northern Star. He Clouded he but they had not damped his and he felt his arm Van Wever [Ever] hum' pe hoped [C] him 1 of victory. (Cheers.) Th aristocratic friends of his wife and of wie [we] her sorrow, or assist her Hi Fs bork [bore] 3 Moy Fs 6, . i i n was placed. But others ought tb have done, ling towards her. (Hear.) ig pes [peas] He would march with them-h i peers-and come as a workin [working] ae a Of course, that they had now got the hich [which] w and the big loaf, and plenty of work, whisk wes [West] high w rs the trade agitation. (Cries of or swerved fro men who never broke a pledge m a promise, as Lord John Russell i Wood, should have promised all this and not fe it. (Hear, hear.) That they should have done this Was Certainly strange, They told him in prison that trade had realised its Promises, and every thing was pros perous. [porous] But he thought he had some time ago told them that free trade could never do what it was promised to ac- [accomplish] complish. [accomplish] It was not itself prosperity-it only opened the gates ne hour might enter in the form of other mea- [me- hear] . hear.) was a free trader in princi [Prince] an they had set their gates wide o en, and the art lends of aves [vase] Were not insight. (Hear.) Why had free trade not rought [rough] prosperity use it was based upon the as- [assumption] sumption that they were many was not then a manufacturing countr [country] -but of Australian wool had come largely inte [inter] the maths, and an many had become a manufacturing country. (Hear, hear.) China lay at the very doors of republican America. There was India how long would they have India He referred them to the words of Lord Chancellor Erskine during the trial of Warren Hastings India, he said, is upon its pat legs now it is walking upon the stumps. (Laughter. ice, by possessin [possession] eria, [era] held th i Russia guarded the East Th owas [was] thee the en, where was the market for our manufacturing industry He would tell them where trade could be created. (Hear, hear.) He would not dwell in flowery rhetoric upon the subject, but open to them a page of statistics to show the people the means that were at their disposal, and then leave it to them whether they would enjoy such resources-whether they would use such poweror [power or] not. (Applause.) There was a feeling in Liverpool, and some other of the seaport towns, and in most of the agri- [agrarian- agricultural] cultural districts, to restore protection. He knew that the manufacturing districts were too enlightened to support the return to such a system. (Hear, hear.) We must not again lift the serpent of protection which was but a new name for aristocracy. (Hear, hear). They must remember that free trade was like the bee that sipt [spit] the sweetest esculents [islands] of the flowers of nature, without injuring their bloom or des- [destroying] troying [trying] their structure monopoly was like the spider sitting in its web, destroying what it fed on free trade was like the labourer who enriched the fields that made him rich protection was like the miner who exhausted the mine he worked. (Loud cheers). What was monopoly It was a nondescript, a cross between the whig magpie and the tory [tor] crow. (Laughter, and applause). It was like the sparrow that sits vpen [open] the house tops thinking it could build the house. ughter). [daughter] They were trying to divide the working classes gf the agricultural counties on the side of protection, against the working classes of the manufac- [manufacture- manufacturing] turing [during] towns on the side of free trade so that half the people would be against the other half-thus paralysing their energies, destroying their power, and baffling their hopes. (Hear, hear). They would come and court the people ina new election, which was nigh at hand, (it was by mere acci- [acct- accident] dent that government had kept in office so long,) they would come and fawn upon them for their support. The whigs [whig] were but the bilge water that oozed in through the tory [tor] leak. Let his working friends remember that it was the great power of the people that made the vessel go. The middle classes had power, but the people were the breeze, and the middle class only the ballast and this breeze, his word for it, would make the ballast move. (Applause). He did not know but that the ship Charter would be piloted by themif [them if] only they remainedtrue. [remained true] (Hear, hear.) It wasa [was] great mee [me] in eel and social to merely preach political rig' the people, without conveyinga [conveying] knowledge ofsocial [of social] rights. For even if they ohtained [obtained] political ares they would not be able to retain them without a knowledge of their social rights. (Hear, hear.) That knowledge, however, was not so difficult to obtain as that comprising politics. Now, the grand thing was not a mere abstract question of political or social rights, to be bought and sold -Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage-but they seat, shor [shoe] tat the charter meant bread that it was only by the obtaining of their itical [critical] power, which the charter meant, that they could obtain bread that they could obtain independent labour that they could obtain for each man his rights. (Hear, and applause.) These social rights were soon learnt. God had written them in the outline of nature. The mouth said thou shalt eat, the arms said thou shalt work, and the Bible said, he who worketh [worth] not, neither shall he eat. (Hear, hear.) In the struggle for political rights they were insured the enjoy- [enjoyment] ment, [men] the fruition, of union, of peace, of prosperity, and happiness. (Applause.) It should be his duty, as far as his humble power went, to show these blessings to the peo- [pro- people] ple-to [le-to -to] carry the flag of political progression-aye, and he was not afraid to say so, the red flag of political pro ion cheers)-to the agricultural counties. He would carry it through the whole of the unenlightened agricultural coun- [con- counties] ties, upon which the aristocracy of money and land fell back as their strongholds whence they obtained their police, their yeomanry, and their votes. Let together march onward in one united phalanx inst the ranks of the one half the land might not look on selfishly when the other half were prepared to assert its right, and claim that to which it was entitled. He trusted that there was yet a glorious time coming. He did not fear the power ofthe [of the] government. They showed weakness, not power, in 1848. It was not the government who divided the people, it was the people who divided themselves. (Applause.) For sake they must not let division again creep into their ranks on similar occasions. (Cheers and cries of We won't It was not the bastions, the regiments, or the batteries of the government, that brought about the people's want of success. (Hear, hear.) e knew that the gaolers [gales] of Newgate, of Westminster, and the other leading metropolitan prisons, were chartists in their hearts, He threw it in the teeth of the government that these gaolers [gales] turned pelnctantty [reluctant] the prison doors upon political prisoners. (Hear, hear.) They say 'Our lives are miserable; we do this to gain a living but if you will open to us the cottage, we will set wide after you the door of the dungeon. He believed that the reign of enlightenment was spreadin [spread] more and more. As the sun shone brighter after the clou [cloud] had from off its face-he believed the holy mis- [is- mission] sion of rational government was drawing nearer and nearer its fulfilment now that its st les [le] were passing away. (Loud applause.) In the Bible itself they would find the principles of democracy. The Messiah himself had preached the doctrine of Liberty, Equality, Frater- [Fraternity] nity. [city. From that they could refute the hierarchy of the Church. Christ opened the eyes of those born blind; but they tried to blind those who were born with sight, that they might drag them through the mire of social misery. (Applause.) Christ gave food to thousands in the wilderness; and they make a wilderness where God gave food for thousands. Simon M was chided and reproved when he attempted to buy from the apostles the power of working miracles; but they bought the oly [old] Spirit itself and made it an article of barter. (Ap- [Applause] plause.) [clause] The apostles got their call, their appointment, their nomination, from Christ himself-from the Holy Ghost; but their clergymen got their call from some city alderman, or country gentleman. They must strike down monopoly after monopoly, wherever they met it, if they would bung the great cause of universal e within the statute-book of the British constitution. (Cheers.) What is it that brings forth the young man from his dreams, the old man from his despair What is it that raises the dead Lazarus of humanity What it but liberty, like the Messiah, coming in a voice like many watete [water] saying, We will, we shall be free. The learned gentleman sat down amidst the most vociferous applause. The meeting was then adjourned till half-past seven in the evening. ADJOURNED MEETING. The adjourned meeting re-assembled about eight o'clock in the evening, when there were upwards of 2,000 people on the grounds. Mr. GAUKRODGER, the chairman, briefly opened the pro- [proceedings] ceedings [proceeding] in a somewhat violent speech. After which, Mr. SHACKLETON moved a complimentary address to Mr. Jones, in honour of his liberation from prison. We make a few extracts. THE ADDRESS. Honoured and esteemed sir, it is with feeli [feel] of the most unbounded joy that we welcome you back to liberty and your family, and to this town; and that joy is heightened and conso- [cons- consolidated] lidated [dated] by the fact that you have remained true to the principles in the hour of trial and difficulty. (Hear, hear.) ' Your roind [round] disdai [dist] the puny bolts and bars with which your body was confined, and bounding forward into the glorious future, antici [anti] the time when injustice in all its forms should be driven back to the dark pits whence it came, and universal equa- [equal- equality] lity [city] and freedom reign among men. ' Truth, sir, is the choice exotic which lives, and thrives, and ripens into maturity in the hot bed of persecution. (Hear, hear.) ' There is not a single acknowledged truth that cannot point to a hecatomb of bleeding martyrs. ' From you we have had no childish ropining, [dropping] no useless regrets. You have bome [some] your sorrows with a fortitude and bravery worthy of yourself and the cause you have (Hear, hear. e tender you our humble meed of iration [ration] and gratitude, giving up as you have dune, wealth and ease, and, in some measure, ly ties, for the benefit of the human race. ' Yousnapped [You snapped] asunder the ties which bound you to so called respectable society, and descended to the ranks of the proletarians. ' The the last two years and a half, show that great changes are at hand-thrones and empires have tottered to their base. ' If we would be successful, we must depend upon ourselves. The war is no longer a mere war of politics; but a war between labour and capital. In conclusion, sir, we tender you our hearty thanks for your stern freedom, and unflinching conduct feeling confident that you will continue the glorious career you have so nobly begun, until complete justice be done to the whole family of man, and the loud universal shout of freemen shall echo from hill to hill-from valley to valley. Mr. B. seconded the presentation of this address, which was unanimously supported by the audience ina round of cheers. . . Mr. JONES, in responding, was received with loud plaudits, and said -Mr. i my dear friends, the reception you have given me here-the cheers with which you are ing me, produce in me feelings of the deepest grati- [great- gratitude] tude. [tue] hose cheers will be heard in Downing-street, and they will tremble to hear them-not because of the indi- [India- individual] vidual [individual] to whom they are given, but because of the people from whom they are sent. (Hear, hear.) They told me, and I have a letter from a political knave in my pocket- [pocket high] high in place and power. t it was intended to degrade the political o of 1848, and, therefore, they were classed with felons and thieves I turn round upon them and ask,-where is the degradation (Hear, hear, and cries of None. Here is my answer to them and I say the ion is upon those who tried to blaspheme the laws of God by repudiating the laws of nature. (Hear, hear.) Well, friends, I am determined not to be too much excited I am determined to keep a check upon my feel- [feelings] ings, which might otherwise be carried away by the de- [demonstration] monstration [demonstration] you have given to-day. But you are aware they have bound me over to keep the peace for the next five years. (Laughter, and cries of Shame. I am d 3 to the peace. I believe the will be broken, but Seal be broken by them and not the people. They have bound us over to be of good conduct. (Laughter.) What is good conduct Is it to cringe at the feet of mono- [monopoly] poly Is it to refrain from that which God dictates is right, and nature sends as the law by which we live Is it to march in the ranks of the keep the food from the No my friends. But this s the government but good conduct, according to my opinion, is to work together as one man not to depend upon another, but to claim your rights never to cease your agitation, never to cease your movement until these rights are obtained. (Applause.) And if once you struggle for them in that way, certain Iam [I am] you will not have to struggle long. (Hear, hear.) I had intended to address you at greater length, but as I have spoken briefly once before, I over wrought my strength. They have not wrung my life out of me yet-(hear, hear)-and I trust I shall be able to show them so too, but I do feel the inability to address a meeting like this in the way I should have wished. (Hear, neat) But I cannot but reflect with pride and gratitude on what I see before me, I have left a prison to come out into a citadel and never was a citadel guarded by a more beautiful than I'see before meat this moment. (Hear, hear.) es, you may defend your rights within such a citadel, sealed in loving hearts, as long as these minds beat with one object-only have union. (Hear, hear.) I know that those who try to penetrate into the land of liberty must climb a steep, and dangerous, and rugged path ; for the merest whispering of truth brings down an avalanche of persecution, but liberty will always be enjoyed when the people obtain the sovereign power in this country. (Loud applause.) Europe is at this moment suffering under a, re- [reaction] action-but [but] this very word means something temporary. Instead of mercy, instead of gentleness, instead of conces- [cones- concession] sion, instead of mere tem [te] rising, thank God, they are showing the cloven foot. ear, hear.) And that was the very last thing that was wanted to complete the triumph of the people. (Applause.) They are having in some places their triumph. (A Voice in Russia, and hear, hear.) You must excuse me further addressing you at greater length but before long I trust we shall meet again. Iam [I am] determined, however, not to swerve from the path on which I have once set out. (Hear, hear.) All the services I have tendered are, however, very humble. (Cries of No. No. It has been said that I did not flinch or that I did not regret or pine away in prison. No, I did not. But why It was not my innate courage that bore me up it was the knowledge, the firm conviction of the right, in spite of all that they said, that you would never betray yourselves. However they might say that you had given up your agitation, however they might say that you eserted [deserted] your principles, it was my firm conviction they were false. I told them the principles of truth were immutable, and that I never yet knew an instance in the whole course of history of a people in the long 1un [in] swerving from a principle. (Loud applause.) Again and again the hour has gone by, the volcano may at times be concealed by the ice, and remain at rest, but the volcano will burst forth again, and never cease until all is accomplished. (Loud cheers.) My will retire from among you occasion but do not believe that I retire from the arena- [arena rest] rest assured that I will still march onward in the course I have so long pursued-rest assured that I feel there is yet 30 years of life and health in me and they shall be worked for one end, and I trust I shall yet add something to the cause of democracy. (Hear, hear.) I will cease address- [addressing] ing you now, you must take the will for the deed, forI [for] still suffer from the effects of their weak mercies. I can only say my heart is full of gratitude for the kindness and generosity you have evinced towards me, and that I shall never forget it; but I hope and trust I shall yet live, in some measure, to deserve it. Mr. Jones sat down amid long continued cheering. Mr. JULIAN HaRney [Haney] shortly addressed the meeting, and after a vote of thanks to the chairman, the crowd dispersed a little before ten o'clock. On Tuesday the admirers of Mr. Jones, in Halifax, again invited that gentleman to a public entertainment, when a purse of 50 was presented to him as a substantial mark of esteem and respect, as well as sympathy for his incar- [inca- incarceration] ceration [creation] through supporting the people's rights. Mr. Jones briefly acknow'edged [acne'edged] the gift, atid, [aid] was succeeded by several other speakers; but the extent of our report of the Monday's proceedings compels us to omit a more extended notice of those of the following day. THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF SIR R. PEEL. (From the Lancet.) Last week it was our painful duty to describe the injuries received by the late universally lamented Sir Robert Peel at the time of his fatal accident, as far as they were ascertained by his professional attendants. After reading the authentic statement which we were enabled to publish, there could be but one opinion as to the extraordi [extraordinary] and unusual nature of those injuries. We believe that the lesions caused by the accident pre- [present] sent a case in surgery without a precedent. Dissatis- [Dissatisfied- Dissatisfaction] faction has been expressed in some quarters because a decisive examination of the patient was not insisted upon within a few hours after the accident, so that the extent of the injuries might have been ascertained. Remarks, too, have been made respecting the slight amount of medical and surgical treatment resorted to by his professional advisers. These observations could only be made from misapprehension respecting the powers of endurance, and the constitutional peculiarities of the great statesman whose loss is so profoundly de- [deplored] plored. [deplored] We believe his two principal attendants-Sir Benjamin Brodie and Mr. Hodgson, than whom the world could not produce more able and judicious sur- [Sir- surgeons] geons-entertained [aeons-entertained -entertained] from the first but little hopes of his recovery. Their appreherisions [apprehension] were based on a long and intimate knowledge of the physical organisation and nervous temperament of the patient. Mr. Hodgson, we know, had attended Sir Robert Peel at Tamworth for upwards of thirty years, and Sir Benjamin Brodie had also enjoyed a long professional intercourse with him. It will be remembered that after the fatal accident Sir R. Peel fainted several times before he reached his house in Whitehall Gardens, and again upon his seeing Lady Peel. His excessive sensibility to pain had always been most remarkable. Like Cicero, Demosthenes, and other renowned orators, his nervous system was s0 finely and delicately wrought as to render him singu- [sing- singularly] larly [early] impatient and sensitive under suffering. It is pro- [probable] bable [able] that a more striking example of this physical and mental peculiarity was never witnessed. Only three weeks before his death he was visiting the Zoological Gardens in the Regent's-park, with one of his daughters, when a small monkey jumped suddenly upon his hand; he immediately fainted, and remained much affected by the incident during two or three hours. On another occasion his thumb was injured by being squeezed through the shutting of a door; and the pain, though not more than is common in such cases, caused him to faint several times in succession. With such a condi- [condition- condition] tion [ion] of the nervous and vascular systems we need not wonder that serious results should have been appre- [paper- apprehended] hended [ended] on the late unfortunate occasion. It is not sur- [Sir- surprising] prising that Sir Robert should have been unable to bear the ordinary bandages, or that a minute manipulation of the injured parts was not thought advisable. The ques- [question] tion [ion] is suggested, whether the result would have been different if the sufferer had been treated like an ordinary patient in a public hospital But to this a second ques- [question] tion [ion] may be added. Ifa [If] thorough surgical examination had been insisted upon, it is quite possible, nay, even probable, that Sir Robert Peel might have died under the operation; or, if he had not died, that the gravest complications might have arisen from the suffering and distress caused by the necessary manipulations. Of these dangers Sir Benjamin Brodie and Mr. Hodgson must have been thoroughly conscious, and we are in- [inclined] clined [lined] to give our full and entire concurrence to the judicious caution they observed. With one of the most valuable lives in the kingdom under their hands they were not justified in in such additional risk and danger. It would have been held as a disgrace to the profession through all time, had such a man been ob- [obviously] viously [obviously] destroyed by the nimia [Naomi] diligentia. [diligent] We are sure, upon due consideration, that such would be the opinion of all surgeons of judgment and experience. ---- -- REPRODUCTIVE LABOUR FOR PAUPERS.-The Bradford board of ians, [ins] at their last meeting, resolved, on the motion of Mr. Rudd, to appoint a committee to make inquiries as to the best mode of profitably employing their able-bodied paupers on land or otherwise. This has been done very successfully at Sheffield, the clerk of which union, Mr. Watkinson, was applied to for information on the sub- [subject] ject. [jet] THE NEw [New] SETTLEMENT IN NEW ZEALAND.-It has been determined that the chief town of the new settlement of Canterbury, in the middle islands of New Zealand, shall be called Lyttleton, in honour of the noble lord who is chairman of the committee. The seat of the new diocese will be in that town, and Dr. Jackson who is about pro- [proceeding] ceeding [feeding] thither, will take the title of of Lyttleton, instead of Bishop of Christchurch,' as was at first in- [intended] tended.-London [London] paper. A Crass oF LETTERS TO BE DELIVERED ON SUNDAYS.- [SUNDAYS] The followi [follow] notice beet issued bY of the Postmaster-General.-To masters, sub-postmasters, and letter receivers. General Post-office, July, 1850.- [W] With reference to instructions, No. 21, 1850, relative to the discontinuance of the collection and delivery of letters on Sunday, it must be clearly understood that the regulations therein laid down do not apply to the letters addressed to cabinet ministers, or to the officers of government men- [mentioned] tioned [toned] in sec. 18, part 16, of the book of general instructions to postmasters. These letters must still be forwarded on Sunday by the ordinary despatch. A VENERABLE TORTOISE.-A tortoise has recently been brought by, the Geyser steam-sloop from the Cape of Good Hope. e tortoise is in remarkably good health, and takes its regular promenades upon deck, and makes no apparent difference in its walks, although a full- [fallen] wn person sits onits [nits] back. Its age has been handed own in the families in whose possession it remained until sent to this country as a present to her Majesty, and it is known to be 179 years old. It subsisted during the voyage to this country on pumpkins taken on board to supply it with food. CAMP MEETING.-On Sunday last, the chartist annual camp meeting was held near the White House, Blackstone about five miles from Rochdale, and on the borders of Lancashire and Yorkshire. The number of rsons [Sons] was estimated by some of the chartists at 15,000. certainly the largest meeting held at the above- [above] ed place for many years njamin [Benjamin] ton was called the chair. in favour of the charter were passed and the meeting was addressed by Williams, of Stockport Shackleton, of Halifax; Leach, of Man- [Manchester] chester Geo. White, of Bradford Dr. M'Douall [M'Dull] G. J, Harney, from London Wm. Bell, of Heywood K O'Connor, Esq., M.P., (who said if he could do no good in the house he would again try to do something out of it) 5 and W. P. Roberts. The ers [es] upon audience the formation of co-operative societies as the best means of obtaining the charter. There were a number of county police, but all was peaceable and quiet, Oppressor, and to help ta mouths of the famishing good conduct according to- [Yorkshire] YORKSHIRE SUMMER ASSIZES. The'Commission of Assize for the city and county of York, was opened on Wednesday, the 10th instant, by Mr. Justice Wightman and Mr. Justice Cresswell. Their lordships arrived by the express train from London a little before four and were escorted by the High Sheriff's retinue to the Castle, and thence to the Guildhall by the City Sheriff. Mr. Justice Wightman sat at the Guildhall on Thursday morning to transact the city business, but there was not a single prisoner for trial. ' CROWN COURT. Mr. Justice Cresswell commenced the criminal busi- [bus- business] ness of red county at nes [ne] o'clock. The usual for- [forces] les [le] having been disposed of, the dj empanelled as follows i SARE [EARS] MOR [OR] The Hon, Eawi [Awe] nae GRAND JURY. e 'fon. [on] Edwin Lascelles, of Harewood, M.P., Fi . The Hon. Bielby Richard Lawley, of Escrick. oneman [Norman] Sir Charles Slingsby, of Scriven, Bart. John Agar, of Hazic [Havoc] Bush, Esq. Thomas Barstow, of Garrow [Narrow] Hill, Esq. William Bethell, of Rise, Esq. Robert Bower, of Wellham, [William] Esq. William Joseph Coltman, of Molesworth Grange, Esq. William Duesb [Dues] Thornton Duesbury, [Dues bury] of Skelton, Esq. Mark Foulis, [Fouls] of West Heslerton, Esq. ; George Lane Fox, of Bramham, Esq. James Hall, of Scarbro', Esq. Charles Hardy, of Ordsall, Esq. aaa [aa] Hill, of Thornton, Esq. omas [mas] Cowper Hincks, of Breckenborough, [Broken] Esa. [Sea] John Hutton. of Sowber [Sober] Hill Eq. John D'Arcy [D'Army] Hutton, of Aldborough, Esq. Timothy Hutton, of Clifton Castle, Esq. Andrew Lowson, of Aldborough Manor, Esq. Thomas Meynell, jun., of North Kilvington, Esq. Matthew Wilson, jun., of Eshton, Esq. Basil Thomas Woodd, [Wood] of Thorp Green, Esq. Henry Waiker [Walker] Yeoman, of Richmond, Esq. The proclamation against vice and immorality having been read, Mr. Justice CRESSWELL proceeded to charge the Grand Jury. The learned judge, after some remarks upon the bill which has passed the Lords for amending the administration of criminal law, proceeded to com. ment [men] upon the various cases that would come before the jury. Amongst others the learned judge adverted to the case of Bailey and Ensor, who were charged with having, at Sheffield, thrown a pound of gunpowder and other explosive substances, inclosed [enclosed] in a tin bottle, against the dwelling house of a person named Butcher, with the intention of inflicting upon Butcher some grievous bodily harm. He presumed from the statement of the offence, as set forth in the calendar, that it was intended to prefer a bill under the 1st Victoria, chap. 85; but there was no section in that statute which made that spoken of in the calendar a felony. To deliver to another an explosive substance, with intent to do grievous bodily harm, is provided for by that act, as are shooting and wounding, but the throwing of an explosive sub- [substance] stance against a house, even supposing the party intended it to enter the house, but not succeeding, could hardly be brought within the statute so as to make ita [it] felonious act. If this case, therefore, should seem to the grand Jury to assume that shape, the charge could not be sus- [sustained] tained [gained] under the enactment he had pointed out. He then passed on to the case of four men named Tollerton, Scholey, Farrar, and Jacques, who were charged with the wilful murder of John Dawson, at Otley. He dared say that this was a case which had excited a good deal of observation, and of which cach [each] of the grand jury had pro- [probably] bably [ably] heard something. It appeared that there had been considerable disturbance created by these four men in the town of Otley, about midnight; but whetherthis [whether this] was acase [case] of murder, or whether there was any fighting or strug- [struck- struggling] gling [ling] among the people soas [Sons] to reduce the crime to that of manslaughter, would probably be the particular ob- [object] ject [jet] of inquiry by the grand jury. As to the four men named, there was a good deal of evidence to identify them, and though perhaps it might not be so clear which struck the fatal blow, still the grand jury would bear this in mind that if all these four men were proved to have been engaged in an illegal transaction, each of them was equally responsible for any act that might be committed in the course of such transaction. His lord- [lordship] ship then charged the jury in reference to the case of John Ormrod, charged with having, at Huddersfield, stolen a gold watch, a gold chain, and a silk purse, the property of John North. This case had attracted a good deal of public observation, and it was one in which some very distressing circumstances would be disclosed. It seemed that the property belonged to Mr. North, though it was at the time in question in the possession of a female, and the articles were afterwards found upon the prisoner. Whether these things had been given to him, or he had taken them, would be the principal question which the grand jury would have to determine. He would allude no further to the matter than to cau- [ca- caution] tion [ion] the grand jury against their allowing any feeling of horror and disgust at some part of the transaction to influence their judgment as to the particular charge then before them. After referring to two or three other cases, his lordship concluded his address, and the trial of the prisoners was proceeded with. PERJURY AT DEWSBURY. William Thornton, out on bail, was charged with wilful and corrupt perjury, at Dewsbury, on the 11th of Feb The prisoner is gamekeeper to Mr. Ingham, of Hemroyd, [Holmroyd] and the charge arose out of a poaching affair. On Sunday the 8rd [ord] of January, Thornton saw three men poaching on some lands at Hemroyd; [Holmroyd] he aprehended [apprehended] two and swore to a third, in which matter it appears he was mistaken. His lordship stopped the case after two witnesses had been examined, and put it to the jury whether there was any evidence of wilful perjury. The Jury found a verdict of Not Guily-A [Guilty-A] similar charge against Eli Crossland terminated in a similar manner, ROBBERY AT LEEDS, Anthony M'Grath [M'Garth] (20) was charged with having on the 23rd of April last, at Leeds, assaulted James Irvine, and stolen from him a knife, a silk handkrchief, [handkerchief] a pair of spectacles, and two halfpennies. Mr. Blanchard pro- [prosecuted] secuted [secured] and the prisoner was undefended. This' robbery was committed with some attendant violence ina public house. The prisoner was afterwards apprehended at a house of ill fame. Guilty Twelve Months' Imprisonment. HORSE STEALING AT LEEDS. Andrew McLochlin [McLoughlin] (30) was charged with having, at Leeds, on the 9th of March last, stolen a gelding the property of George Firth. Mr. Blanchard prosecuted ; prisoner was undefended. It appears that in this case the prisoner was entirely innocent of any felonious or improper intention. The horse had been stolen by another party, and McLochlin [McLoughlin] was merely employed to drive it to the Star Inn, Ponte- [Pone- Pontefract] fract, [fact] receiving half-a-crown and some ale for his trouble. His lordship stopped the case, and remarked that it was clear the prosecution had got hold of the wrong man. The actual thief was in the Castle, and would be put on his trial this man was only his dupe. Not Guilty. CATTLE STEALING AT DONCASTER. Thomas Creaton (30) and George Atkinson were charged with having, at Sheffield, on the 4th of April, stolen a cow, the property of Richard Jennings. Mr. Overend prosecuted prisoner was undefended. His lordship directed the jury to acquit Atkinson, because there had been no evidence offered to show that he had used any false pretences to obtain possession of the animal. Prisoner Creaton said he never bought the animal for Atkinson, but for himself, and could have paid for it when the time came. Atkinson, Not Guilty Creaton, Guilty. Twelve Months' Imprisonment. DIABOLICAL OUTRAGE AT SHEFFIELD. William Bailey (32) and Daniel Ensor (25) were charged with having, at Sheffield, on the 31st [st] of last March, maliciously thrown a canister, containing one pound weight of gunpowder, at the dwelling-house of William Butcher, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm. Mr. Bliss and Mr. Overend prosecuted. Mr. Sergeant Wilkins defended Bailey, and Mr. Dearsley [Dearnley] was for Ensor. Mr. Bliss opened the case. The prosecutor, Mr. William Butcher, is an elderly gentleman, carrying on an extensive cutlery manufactory at Sheffield, having about 500 men in his employment. The residence of prosecutor is situate at a mansion called the Five Oaks, which is situate about 100 yards from Glossop-road. On the night of Saturday, the 30th of March, prosecutor retired to rest about ten o'clock at night. Prosecutor has a gas-light burning in his room at all seasons of the year, which has been a custom with him for the last twenty-five years. About two o'clock in the morning he was awoke by the crash of a square of glass. Prose- [Prosecutor] cutor [tutor] jumped out of bed, extinguished the light, and having drawn aside the window curtains, discovered a hand grenade, with a fusee burning on the balcony out- [outside] side the window. Prosecutor desired his wife to stand on the one side the window, and he occupied the other. In a minute or two the canister exploded, like the noise of a piece of artillery, but no further e was done to the dwelling. Prosecutor observed a ladder standing against the balcony, which, when first he looked out, he observed to move slightly as though some one were getting off it. He then rang an alarm bell attached to the mansion, and the family were immediately aroused. The top of the grenade was found on the ground beneath the window, and some lucifer [life] matches. It appeared that the person who had the canister had gone up the ladder, and ving [vine] lighted the fusee threw it from the ladder up to the bedroom window. The report of the explosion at- [attracted] tracted [traced] a policeman to the scene of outrage, and on the road meeting some men running away, he seized one of them, who called out to the other to Come on, go into him murder him, or we are all done. Upon this, one of them seized him by the collar. Prisoner Ensor went towards a gate and picked up a stone, with which he struck the officer over the nose, and afterwards threw it at him. Another of the party struck him over the shoulder, which completely disabled him, and he was compelled to let go his hold, when the men made off. Ultimately, however, they were both captured. To connect the prisoners with the affair, it was proved that they were drinking together at a public-house, where some conversation on the subject was overheard. When taken into custody one of them said if a free pardon was granted he could tell all about it. To account for the commission of the crime, it was shown that pri- [pro- prisoner] soner [sooner] Bailey was a grinder in prosecutor's employment, and it appeared that in December, prosecutor's estab- [stables- stables] lishment [enlistment] was partly laid-in, in consequence of his grinders having left him. Prosecutor brought up before the magistrates a number of them, and five were com- [committed] mitted [fitted] to prison for one month each, for quitting his employment without giving notice thereof. Hence this was supposed to have given rise to a grudge against the prosecutor. The learned counsel having commented on the serious consequences which must have resulted had the canister entered the room, he called witnesses for the defence, when the above facts were established. From the evidence it appeared that Ensor offered to make a full cenfession, [confession] provided a free pardon were granted him. He said, however, although cautioned against it, that it was the grinders that set them to do it. Sergeant Wilkins addressed the jury for Bailey, and contended that his client only intended to frighten the prosecutor, whilst he and his companion were in a state of intoxication. He submitted that the canister pro- [produced] duced [duce] did not contain that amount of powder stated, or it must have blown the vessel to atoms. Neither was it intended to throw it into the window. Had such been their intention, they could not have missed it. Mr. Dearsley [Dearnley] followed for the other prisoner, and the jury found a verdict of Guilty. Sentenced to Seven Years Transportation. HOTEL ROBBERIES AT SHEFFIELD AND LEEDS. Auguste [August] Mauritz [Maturity] (80) and Charles Albrecht (52) were charged with having, on the 19th of March last, at Shef- [She- Sheffield] field, feloniously stolen a gold watch, three five-pound notes, ten half-sovercigns, [half-sovereign] and a purse, the property of John Gray Scott. Mr. Ellis was for the prosecution ; Mr. Serjeant [Sergeant] Wilkins defended Albrecht Mr. Matthews was for Mauritz. [Maturity] The prisoners are natives of Germany, and they claimed the privilege of having a jury composed of half Englishmen and half foreigners. Accordingly, six gen- [gentlemen] tlemen [gentlemen] foreigners, who at present reside in York, were placed in the box, and were sworn along with six other gentlemen from the jury panel of the high sheriff. Before the case was gone into Mauritz [Maturity] withdrew his former plea, and pleaded guilty. The facts of this case are fresh in the recollection of the public. The prosecutor is a commercial traveller, and on the night of the robbery slept at the Angel Hotel, Sheffield. He did not lock his door on going to bed, and when he rose in the morning he found that the above property had been removed from his apartment. An alarm was given, and the prisoners traced to Leeds. From Leeds they started by rail from London, but were apprehended at Rugby. A search of the prisoners car- [carpet] pet bags took place, when in that belonging to Albrecht were found the watch and some of the notes, and in the other prisoner's bag were discovered some gold and notes, also the property of the prosecutor. Mr. Serjeant [Sergeant] Wilkins said, if his instructions were correct, the jury would see that Albrecht was quite innocent of the charge laid against him. The fact was, that Albrecht fell in with Mauritz, [Maturity] for the first time in his life, in the railway train from Sheffield to Leeds, on the morning following the robbery. Being foreigners they entered into conversation together, and became very friendly. On arriving at Leeds they went out to- [together] gether, [ether] and Albrecht made some purchases. They sub- [subsequently] sequently [subsequently] started for London, but before they got into the train Mauritz [Maturity] asked Albrecht to allow him to put something into his carpet bag, and Albrecht consented. To the truth of this statement Mauritz [Maturity] himself deposed. Mr. Ellis having replied, the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty. Mauritz, [Maturity] who acknowledged his guilt, was sentenced to Seven Years Transportation. COINING AT BRADFORD. John Stephenson (23) and John Buckley (17) were charged with having, on the 8rd [ord] of June, at Bradford, feloniously made and counterfeited five pieces of coin, purporting to be four-penny pieces. Mr. Hall prose- [prosecuted] cuted; [cured] prisoners were undefended. The facts of this case are briefly these -In conse- [cone- consequence] quence [Queen] of some suspicious circumstances coming to the knowledge of the Bradford police force, the prisoners were apprehended in a cellar in Bradford, in the act of coining.-Guilty Twelve Months Hard Labour. ALLEGED ROBBERY BY A BAILIFF. John Wood (31), was indicted for having, on the 4th of July, 1848, at Almondbury, stolen a waistcoat and a book, the property of Benjamin Eastwood. The cause of the great lapse of time between the alleged robbery and the trial was, that the prisoner escaped when being brought to York Castle, and was not recaptured until May last.-Guilty to be Im- [In- Imprisoned] prisoned and kept to Hard Labour for Twelve Months. BURGLARY AT ALMONDBURY. John Eastwood (24), was indicted for having, on the 13th of April last, at Almondbury, committed a bur- [burglary] glary [glory] in the dwelling-house of Thomas Holroyd, and stolen therein 3 7s., and two American coins, the pro- [property] perty [petty] of Michael Holroyd. Mr. Overend was for the prosecution, and Mr. Pickering for the defence. The prosecutor is a farmer at Farnley Tyas, near Huddersfield. On the 12th of April he and his son re- [retired] tired to bed between ten and eleven o'clock, having previously made all the doors and windows fast. About five o'clock next morning, the prosecutor was awoke by a noise which he described as a sharp crack, and on looking about he saw a man under the bed. He pro- [procured] cured a stick, and began to use it, when out rushed the man, and made the best of his way out of the house.- [house] Guilty to be Transported for Seven Years. BIGAMY AT LEEDS. Jane Beatam [Beat am] (35), was charged with having, on the 31st [st] December last, at Leeds, unlawfully married John Lurweve [However] Marsh, John Beatam, [Beat am] her former husband, being then alive; and John Lurweve [However] Marsh (25), the second husband, was indicted for having, counselled, aided, and abetted Jane Beatam [Beat am] to commit the said offence. The female is a respectable-looking woman, and was married to John Beatam [Beat am] in 1840. About the close of 1849, some quarrels took place between Beatam [Beat am] and his wife in reference to the too great familiarity of the latter with the prisoner Marsh. The result of these quarrels was that the female prisoner left her husband, and went to live with her parents, where also the male prisoner lodged. In December, 1849, she was married to Marsh at the parish church, Leeds. The defence for the woman was that there was not sufficient identity of her. The jury, however, found both the prisoners Guilty. Sentence deferred. FORGERY AT LEEDS. William Gledhill (18), was indicted for having, on the 18th of March last, at Leeds, forged the name of Wm. Harrison to a promissory note for the payment of 5; also for having uttered the same with intent to defraud the Leeds Friendly Loan Society. Mr. Hall was for the prosecution. It appears that on the 11th of March last, John Dudley, glass maker, Hunslet, applied to have a loan of 5. Before can be effected, two sureties must be named. Dudley named Hall and Harrison, as his sureties, but Harrison declined. On the 18th, [the] Dudley took his note to the officer of the Loan Society, accom- [com- accompanied] panied [pained] by Hall and the prisoner. Hall signed his name as one of the sureties, and the prisoner signed Harri- [Harry- Harrison] son's name. The defence was that the prisoner had grounds for believing, at the time he affixed Harrison's signature to the note, that he had his authority for do- [doing] ing so. Not Guilty. HIGHWAY ROBBERY NEAR DONCASTER. Enoch Price (18), and Henry Batty (20), were charged with assaulting and robbing Ann Lister, on the 4th June last, at Arksey, near Doncaster. Mr. Hall and Mr. Boothby prosecuted; Mr. Serjeant [Sergeant] Wilkins defended Price the other was undefended. The prosecutrix is a married woman, of lady-like ap- [appearance] pearance. [appearance] On the night in question she had been at Doncaster, where she purchased some articles which she had in a bag. On her road back to Bentley (her place of residence) she was attacked by three men, two of whom seized her, whilst the third presented at her head a brace of pistols, and at the same time demand her money. Prosecutrix screamed out, and on raising her hands towards her head, the man with the pistol seized the reticule or bag, and made off with it, followed by the other two. In the course ofa [of] day or two pri- [pro- prisoners] soners [Somers] were apprehended on suspicion, and finally com- [committed] mitted [fitted] on the charge. The third man (named John Fogg) was at first indicted as a principal in the affair, but was subsequently admitted evidence against his companions in guilt. The learned counsel having opened the case, called John Fogg, who deposed to a and the commission of the offence. Serjeant [Sergeant] Wilkins addressed the jury at some length for Price. The pro- [prosecutrix] secutrix [prosecutrix] herself was unable at first to identify him but the jury found a verdict of Guilty. Sentenced to Eighteen Months Imprisonment. ROBBERY AT LEEDS, Amos Holmield [Holmes] (22) was charged with having, on the 22nd of December last, at Leeds, assaulted and robbed James Barlow of two shillings. The prisoner, in defence denied a knowledge of the robbery; but confessed to having knocked the prosecutor down. Guilty.-To be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for Twelve Months. FELONY AT BRIDLINGTON. Richard Horsfeld [Household] (out on bail) was charged with having on the 22nd May last, at Bridlington, stolen from the house of Sidney Taylor, three five-pound notes, sixteen sovereigns, and 16s. 6d. in silver, his property. Mr. Overend appeared for the prosecution; the prisoner was defended by Mr. Price. Mr. Taylor, the prosecutor in this case, is a solicitor, at Bridlington, and clerk to the county court, and the prisoner was his clerk, having full management of the business. The monies in question had to pass through the hands of the prisoner. He decamped with the Same, and was apprehended near Hull, with the property in his possession. Guilty, with arecommenda- [recommend- recommendation] tion [ion] to mercy, on the ground of previous good conduct. -Sentenced to Fifteen Months Imprisonment. ROBBERY NEAR BRADFORD. Charles Sutcliffe (21) was charged with having at Cal- [Calverley] verley-with-Farsley, [Varley-with-Farnley, -with-Farsley] on the 25th July, 1848, feloniously assaulted Wm. Hanson, and robbed him of one sovereign, a half sovereign, and one pound fourteen shillings in sil- [ail- silver] ver. [Rev] Mr. Bower prosecuted; prisoner was undefended. The prosecutor is a green-grocer residing at Bradford. On the day above-named, he set off at twelve o'clock at night to go to Leeds market on the following day. When he had got about 300 yards on Calverley Moor he was attacked by seven men, one of whom cut the reins attached to the horses in a cart which he was in at the variety of circumstances connected with the planning back time. He was then dragged from the cart, when one of the men cut his trowsers [trousers] pocket out, and in so doing cut the belly of prosecutor in two places. The prose- [prosecutor] cutor [tutor] had 3 10s. in gold and silver upon him, which his assailants took away, together with his watch, and after perpetrating some other violence, made off, Five of the party were apprehended, and brought to trial in December, 1848, when conviction ensued. In May, this year, the prisoner went to Mr. Taylor's office m [in] Bradford, where he made a confession to the effect that he was one of the party who robbed prosecutor. He was accordingly committed for trial. The prosecutor having given his evidence to-day, after looking at pri- [pro- prisoner] soner [sooner] said he could not recollect prisoner, and again said he did not believe prisoner was there. In defence prisoner said a man, Clifford (brother to one of the men who was transported for this offence) took him to his house, and kept him for a month, during which time he was kept in a state of intoxication, and whilst in that state, Clifford and another got him to promise to make this statement, and as a reward they promised him 100, and gave him 3 then as an earnest. Although he made this statement, he declared to-day that he was as innocent as any of the gentlemen he saw around him. This story was to be told in hope that three of the con- [convicted] victed [convicted] prisoners might be released from transportation, as in Sutcliffe's statement he said those three were not participators in the robbery.-- [robbery] Not Guilty. FORGERY AT LEEDS. Augustus Holman (47) and Joseph Holinan [Holman] (20) were charged with having, on the 23rd of May last, at Leeds, feloniously forged and afterwards knowingly uttered an acceptance purporting to be the acceptance of Miller, Mackay, and Co, for the payment of 418 16s. 6d. A second count charged them with forging another accept- [acceptance] ance [once] on Roger, Best and Co. for the payment of 390; W] anda [and] third with forging an acceptance on the 27th of April on Miller, Mackay, and Co. for the pay- [payment] ment [men] of 370, with intent to defraud William Beckett, Esq., and others his partners. Mr. Overend and Mr. Hardy prosecuted, and Mr. Sergeant Wilkins was re- [retained] tained [gained] for the prisoners. ; On being arraigned, the elder prisoner pleady [plead] guilty on all the counts the younger pleaded not guilty, upon which . Mr. Overend said, on hearing the elder prisoner plead guilty to all the counts, it became a matter of serious consideration with Mr. Hardy and himself as to the proper course to pursue with respect to the son, who is only about 19 years of age and had just returned from school, and might have been induced to put his signa- [signal- signature] ture [true] to the acceptances without a knowledge. Messrs. Beckett having no vindicative [vindictive] feeling in the matter, but simply to pursue a course for the benefit of the public, they (the learned counsel) had thought it the best course to offer no evidence against the son. His Lordship said he did not think it requisite for the purpose of public justice that the case should be pro- [proceeded] ceeded [needed] with against the son. Mr. Serjeant [Sergeant] Wilkins then called a number of wit- [witnesses] nesses-gentlemen [senses-gentlemen -gentlemen] holding office in the Leeds Council and others carrying on extensive lines of business-who gave the prisoner an excellent character. The prisoners sobbed aloud during the brief space in which they were in the dock, and feelings of commisseration, [commiseration] towards the youth especially, were evinced by all who saw them. Sentence deferred. THE OTLEY MURDERS. (Before Mr. Justice CRESSWELL. ) George Tollerton, aged 32, Nathaniel Scholey, aged 26, Robert Farrar, aged 38, and William Jacques, aged 29, were indicted for the wilful murder of John Dawson, at Otley, on the 21st of April last. Mr. Hall, Mr. Pickering, and Mr. Hardy, appeared for the prosecution Mr. Serjeant [Sergeant] Wilkins and Mr. Boothby defended Tollerton, Farrar, and Jacques, and Mr. Over- [Overend] end defended the prisoner Scholey. It appeared from the opening of the learned counsel, and from the statement of the various witnesses, that the four prisoners, who are excavators, and one Samuel Claughton, and another man, named Isaac Morley, were drinking the greater part of Saturday afternoon, the 20th of April last, at the Red Lion Inn, Otley. They remained drinking ale there till twelve at night, when all the party left, far from being sober, and went up Westgate, in Otley, and up a lane called Piper-lane. When in Westgate, the four prisoners, for some unex- [annex- unexplained] plained cause, or from wanton mischief, commenced ing in awindow. [window] The noise occasioned by this outrage attracted the attention of Mr. Thorns, the post- [post office] office clerk, and he, a man named Oliver, and another man named Ives, followed the prisoners up Piper-lane, when Thorns spoke to Tollerton, and asked him to pay for the windows they had broken. Tollerton immedi- [immediate- immediately] ately [lately] put his fist in Thorns' face, and threatened to pay him with a good thrashing. Ives then came up, and Tollerton threatened to strike him, putting his fist in his face, and striking him on the mouth, on which Ives took his walking-stick and struck Tollerton a tremendous blow on the head, and ran away. The prisoners then attempted to seize Thorns, and he ran away after Ives, one or two of the prisoners following them down the lane. A witness, named Ann Dickenson, who lives in Piper-lane, and in whose house a woman named Kershaw was staying, heard the noise made by this scuffle, and heard a cry as some men ran down the lane, Never mind, we will catch the b--. Mrs. Kershaw then went out of Dickenson's house, and saw Tollerton stroking his head down, which was bleeding, and com- [complaining] plaining they had broken his head, She asked him what was the matter with him, and who had done it. He replied, he did not know, but they would have to know. Robert Dawson and his wife, next door neigh- [neighbours] bours [ours] to Mrs. Dickenson, then came up and asked Tol- [To- Tollerton] lerton [Lepton] his name, and where he came from. The other prisoners then broke the windows of a neighbour, called James Ingledon, [Including] crying out that if either man or woman came near them they would stab them. The other prisoners then came towards Robert Dawson whilst standing at his own door, and seized hold of him. Dawson's wife cried out, Don't hurt him. The pri- [pro- prisoners] soners, [Somers] however, struck Robert Dawson down, and his wife ran screaming down the lane for the police and the neighbours to come out, crying out, They are killing my Bob. Mrs. Dickenson ran towards Dawson to assist him, when Tollerton seized hold of her, and one of the prisoners, Scholey, stabbed Robert Dawson over her shoulder in the face, telling her to leave hold of him or they would kill them both where they stood. Mrs. Dickenson said, Don't kill this poor man, he has a wife and seven children; we are both innocent. She then received a stab on the right hip and fell, and her clothes were also cut through at the left side and through her stays. Mrs. Dickenson then got into her house and locked the door. As she was going into the house she saw a person in white run from one of the houses-she could not then tell whether a man or woman -towards Robert Dawson's door. Tollerton struck this person a blow, when he uttered a dreadful Scream, jumped a great height, and ran back to the house he had come from. The witness Dickenson was confined eight days to her bed in consequence of the wound she had received. The prisoners Jacques and Farrar, according to the testimony of Robert Dawson, got him down at his own door, and threatened to kill him. He was stabbed in the cheek with a clean cut. He afterwards saw some one run to his father's door, Samuel Dawson's, and went there, and found a man lying dead on the door-step, dressed only in his shirt and trousers. It was his brother, John Dawson. Afterwards on undressing he (Robert Dawson) found his trousers cut through in front, just over where he wore his belt. A witness named Mary Thompson saw the deceased, John Dawson, leave his father's house dressed only in his trousers and shirt. Two men came from Dickenson's house towards him, cne [ce] of whom struck him, and John Dawson struck again and knocked the man down; another man then went towards him from Dickenson's house, and struck at him, and imme [Mme] diately [lately] John Dawson set up a scream and jumped up. She shut down her window frightened. Directly after- [afterwards] wards she heard some one cry out It is poor John Dawson, he is dead. She went out and saw John Dawson lying dead at his father's door. A witness named Ferrand said he was alarmed by hearing Mrs, Dawson screaming under his window, Get up, get un; they are killing my Bob Immediately afterwards he saw through his window John Dawson leave hig [hi] father's house and run up the lane. He appeared to run again immediately as fast as he could, and cried out, as he sat down on his father's steps, Oh, they have stabbed me I shall die and he immediately fell down dead. Three men ran down the lane towards him, and the witness spoke to them through his window, and told them they had killed that man. They stooped down and picked up stones to throw at him, and he put out his light and closed his window. A witness named owain [owing] said he was in the street at Otley at the time, and Ssaw [Saw] the prisoner Scholey, and asked him what was t do, when he waved his hand over his head, and said, They would rip the b--aup; [b--up] they could take all He then saw the prisoner Farrar stab Mrs. Dickenson, and Tollerton trying to get into Robert house. He afterwards saw Tollerton, Scholey, and Farrar upon the man who is dead, and head him groan, and saw him sretch [stretch] himself out, and blood run from the bottom of his trousers. He heard Ferrand talking to them, and saw them gather up stones, and throw them through a window with a light in it next to Farrand's, who had put out his light. This witness ran home to get his poker to protect himself, and his wife locked the door and would not let him go out again. A witness named Oldfield stated that, being alarmed by the noise made, he went to where the body of the dead man lay, and a man came up to him and said- -d d- thee, thou little devil, what does thou want here Though I have but one eye, I am a man enough for thee, at the same time drawing something across his throat which did not hurt him. He afterwards found that his neckerchief and coat collar had been cut through. (The prisoner Jacques has but one eye.) Several witnesses were calle [call] who identified all the four prisoners as taki [take] i these successive outrages. The constable Sho [So] was knocked up, on going towards them, all the four prisoners and beaten. They oh aed [ad] and said they would do for him; he wag the constable. They then stabbed him in the neck and breast, wound- [wounding] ing him severely, and cutting through his neckerchief and coat in several places, A hue and cry was raised after the prisoners, a number of the inhabitants turning (Continued on the 8th page.)