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8 THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1850. YORKSHIRE ASSIZES. (Continued from the 7th dig out with pokers, and pursuing them like so many wild beasts they were all very shortly afterwards captured on the high road, after being knocked down with pokers. A surgeon deposed that the man had been in the thigh, stabbed broad, tot 24 inches deep. The femoral artery and the profunda, [profound] a large branch of that artery, had each been partly cut through, and the deceased had died from excessive hemorrhage. is was the case on be- [behalf] half of the prosecution. Mr. Sergeant Wilkins, with great eloquence and power, followed by Mr. Overend, then addressed the jury on behalf of their respective clients, contending that the evidence showed the conduct of the prisoners to have been the result of previous provocation, and that the outrages they had committed had been done in the heat of passion, and that the offence was manslaughter, and not murder. . The learned Judge, in summing up, directed the jury to put from their minds all the feeling which was said to have been raised in the county by the con- [conduct] duct of the prisoners, and to come to the conclusion whether or no the conduct of the pri- [pro- prisoners] soners [Somers] was the result of provocation, and done in the heat of blood, as in the latter case, although death had ensued from the injuries they had inflicted upon John Dawson, the law humanely said a death so caused was not murder, but manslaughter only. His lordship then went over the evidence, saying as to Tollerton the evidence was conclusive that he had received a violent blow on the head before he had engaged in what followed, and it would be a harsh verdict to find him ilty [ult] of anything but manslaughter. . The jury found all the prisoners Guilty of man- [man] r. leet [Lee] then passed sentence upon the pri- [pro- prisoners] soners. [Somers] Had the jury found them guilty of murder, he should have felt it his duty to have Icft [Oct] them for execution, and no doubt that sentence would have been carried into effect. With respect to all of them this was a very bad case, but as to three of them the parti- [part- partition] tion [ion] was very thin indeed between the offence they had committed and murder. No doubt their reason had been disturbed and their passions had been inflamed by drinking, and a very rash blow had been given to one of them calculated to enrage him, and which as to him mitigated the atrocity of his subsequent conduct. But the other three, without that provocation, appeared to have drawn their knives upon the peaceable inhabitants of Otley, and as to them their was a savageness of con- [conduct] duct in what they had done which made it a very nice point to distinguish whether they were guilty of murder or manslaughter. As to those three prisoners, there- [therefore] fore, he should not fulfil his duty if he did not inflict upon them the highest secondary punishment known to the law. The sentence upon Tollerton was that he be transported for fifteen years, and upon the other three prisoners, that they be transported for life. The trial occupied nearly the whole day, and the court was very much crowded. NISI [NOS] PRIUS COURT. M'GREGOR v. BLAKELY.-SEDUCTION. Mr. Atherton was for the plaintiff. The action was undefended. The plaintiff lives in Blucher-street, Hunslet, Leeds, and is the overlooker at a mechanics' shop. He brought this action to recover compensation for the loss of the services of his eldest daughter (who is only sixteen years of age), by reason of scduction [suction] by the defendant. The defendant isa married man, having two children, and is a boiler maker. The plaintiff's wife is subject to fits and is of weak intellect-so much so, that for some time she has been unable to attend to her domestic duties, and therefore the services of the caughter [laughter] in question had by that means a greater value attached to them. The defendant lives neighbour to the plaintiff, and the daughter had been in the habit of going to the house and nursing and at- [attending] tending to two of his children. It was at one of these visits, about ten months ago, that the seduction first took place, and while the defendant's .wife was out of the house. In February last, the girl mef'the [me'the] defendant in the street, and he took her to a public-house. They spent the day together, during which illicit intercourse took place between them. In the vening, evening] the defend- [defendant] ant took the girl to a tavern, where he acked [Aked] to be accom- [com- accommodated] modated [moderate] with a lodging-room for himself and the girl. He failed in obtaining lodgings there, but ultimately they got lodgings in another house, where they passed the night, and remained in each other's company during the greater part of the following day, when shé [she] was restored to her father's house. The only witness examined was the young woman who had been seduced and the only question for the jury was the amount of damages to be awarded. After a short consultation they gave their verdict for the plaintiff, damages 20. DIXON v. GREENWOOD. Mr. Knowles and Mr. Hall were counsel for the plain- [plaintiff] tiff; Mr. Sergeant Wilkins and Mr. Hill appeared on the defendant's behalf. The onus probandi [probation] being upon the defendant, his case was first presented to the jury. The plaintiff was for- [formerly] merly [merely] a manufacturing chemist, at Cleckheaton; the defendant is a dyer, at Rowford, [Romford] near Tiversedge, [Liversedge] and he married a person named Jane Cartwright, who was indebted to Messrs. Dixon and Son, in the sum of 336 17s. 104d. Of course with the lady, he took upon himself this liability, and he increased the sum subse- [subs- subsequently] quently [frequently] to 429. On the 17th of June, 1844, Dixon and Son prevailed upon the defendant to put his acceptance t a bill at four months for 420. When the bill became due, defendant could not take it up, and then he gave another bill, including other i2onies, [ines] making in all Shortly after this, defendant ascertained that his liabilities were too large for him to mect, [met] and he made Dixon and Son acquainted with his affairs. The whole of defendant's effects were seized at the suit of a person named Allison, the creditors generally were called to- [together] gether, [ether] and he offered to pay them 2s, 6d. in the pound, which was not accepted. On the 11th August, 1845, at the instance of Mr. Dixon, defendant offered 3s. 4d. in the pound, and it was accepted by the creditors. The case was that Mr. Dixon signed the release, and received the composition money, and that this old acceptance, although it had been foolishly allowed to re- [remain] main in Mr. Dixon's hands, had never been heard of more until February last, when the defendant had com- [compelled] pelled [celled] plaintiff to give up a piece of land, the produce of which he had been enjoying, but which belonged to the children of Mrs. Greenwood. Thus it was that the plaintiff, finding this old bill, urged the claim which he now sought to establish. It was stated by one of the witnesses that a share- [share broker] broker and his clerks were in the habit, at the time in question, of drinking champagne, and providing the same for there customers. Mr. Knowles Where did the champagne come from Witness From the employers cupboard, of course. (Laughter.) Mr. Knowles Was it the gentleman's duty to pro- [provide] vide [side] champagne for customers Witness Yes in those days (laughter). Mr. Serjeant [Sergeant] Wilkins There is a great deal of real pain now (renewed laughter). Mr. Hill Was the share fever at its height then Witness Yes, it was. Mr. Hill Then it required a to keep it up (laughter). Witness Yes. Mr. Serjeant [Sergeant] Wilkins And now it requires a good deal of bleeding to keep it down. (Laughter.) Mr. Knowles, for the plaintiff, said his case was that the composition money was not paid to Mr. Dixon, and that the defendant was not released from the payment of Mr. Dixon's claim, when the other ereditors [creditors] were paid 3s. 4d. in the pound. The learned counsel called witnesses to support the case. Verdict for the defendant. DOE DEM. BIRKBECK 7. HOPPER. This case being undefended, the defendant was called upon to confess lease, entry, and ouster. WIGGLESWORTH MARQUIS. Mr. Martin and Mr. Hill were for the plain iff [if] Watson and Mr. Atherton for the defendant, nis [is] Mr The plaintiff is a farmer, living in the neighbourhood of Skipton, and is one of the trustees of a family named Welsh. Plaintiff has for some time oceupied [occupied] a field called Down Piece, and the defendant, who resides at Accrington, in Lancashire, has a mill in the locality of plaintiff's land. This action was brought on account of certain damage accruing from the act of the defen- [defend- defendant] dant. [dan] There is a stream of water running through this land, and a few years ago a course was cut to accommo- [accommodate- accommodate] date the defendant, in consideration of which he paid annually the sum of 10. In 1846 or 1847, old Mr. Welsh died, and in October, 1848, the defendant having disputed his liability to pay this 10, did an act which led to the grievance now complained of. Being desirous of taking the water out of his own land, he erected a weir across the stream ata [at] certain point, and the con- [consequence] Sequence was some injury to the plaintiff's cattle and land. It was not so much, however, on this account that the action was brought, as to compel the defendant to remove the weir, and allow the water to flow on in its usual course. Mr. Watson, for the defendant, set up this case, viz. That there always had been a dam at the point in ques- [question] tion, [ion] and he urged. the jury to be exceedingly careful how they dealt with this matter. He imputed that this act-on had been brought for other purposes than to try . right, and. told the jury that if they gave their verdict or the plaintiff, they would place defendant and his Property completely at plaintiff's mercy. 3 Tdship [Lordship] left for the consideration of the j this question, whether, in consequence of the damn liable to te A defendant, plaintiff's land was more it was, theie [their] Coded than it was before. If they thought they th. thent [then] would be for the plaintiff; but if the ve ate, be fon [on] the deere [degree] damage than in 1801, were of opinion that there had been more in 1848, and therefore the bY the defendant ith [it] leave to the defend to more for the plaintiff, good deal of champagne the wound being three-quarters of PRICE SHIPON. [SHIPPING] Mr. Knowles and Mr. Price were for the plaintiff ; Mr. Temple for the defendant. The plaintiff was T. Price, Esq., the public officer of the York City and County Bank. The action was brought to recover about 2,600, which the defendant owed to the bank, he having had an account with that establishment, which account was closed in May last. It was ultimately arranged that a verdict should be taken for the'plaintiff, for 2,715 10s., including interest, and that 100 be paid a fortnight after the este [est or dissolution of the injunction now applied to the Cour [Our] of Chancery. 2 ERT [ET] 8ST. [ST] LAMB. ae Mr. Adolphus was or the plaintiff; and Mr. ill was for the defen [defend] ee as an action of ejectment [enactment] brought by plaintiff, to recover ion of the White Horse Inn, in Brad- [Bradford] ford, defendant being tenant thereof. Defendant was let into possession about May, 1845, under a yearly tenancy. Last year the landlord gave him notice to quit, wishing himself to return to the house. On the 21st May last, plaintiff sent his bailiff to demand posses- [possession] sion, but defendant refused to quit unless an allowance was made; otherwise no objection tothe [tithe] notice was taken. Hence the present action. The stock and fixtures were valued at 290; W] and the reason defendant would not give up possession was because he should lose a very considerable sum by selling his stock by auction. The question turned upon the legality of the notice, which his lordship ruled to be sufficient.-Ver- [sufficient.-Rev- Verdict] dict for the plaintiff. RICHARDSON THE YORKSHIREMAN. (Special Jury.) This was a case of libel against the proprietor of the Yorkshireman newspaper for having, in a series of articles, made false accusations against Mr. Richardson, solicitor to the York Union Banking Company. Great interest had been created in reference to this trial, as Mr. Hudson was considerably involved in the matter. Press of matter prevents us quoting the case at full length. Verdicts for the defendant were found on all the counts. - i VEGETARIAN SocieTty.-The [Society.-The] third annual meeting of the members of the above society was held, on last, in the Public Library, King-street, Salford; James Simpson, Esq., J.P., in the chair. The annual report was read by Mr. W. Horsell, secretary. James Simpson, Esq., of Fox- [Foxhall] hill-bank, [bank] Accrington, Lancashire, was unanimously re- [reelected] elected president; Mr. J. G. Palmer, of Birmingham, treasurer; and Mr. W. Horsell, of Paternoster-row, Lon- [London] don, the secretary,-On Wednesday evening, a grand ban- [banquet] quet [quiet] was held at the Town-hall, Salford, which was pre- [presided] sided over by Joseph Brotherton, Esq, M.P. The tables were profusely laden with every delicacy of the vegetable kingdom including savoury and mushroom pies, savoury and parsley fritters, omelets, farina, sago, rice, cheese- [cheesecakes] cakes, custards, blanc-mange, &c. The dessert comprised pine-apples, melons, dates,grapes, apricots, strawberries, cherries, &c., both fresh and in preserves. After the ban- [banquet] quet [quiet] (which was done full justice to by upwards of 300 guests), eloquent and impressive addresses were delivered by the chairman, J. Brotherton, Esq., M.P., John Smith, Esq., of Malton, Mr. W. Wood and Mr. W. Horsell, of London, &c. An efficient band of music enlivened the meeting with its dulcet strains. The company separated about half-past ten, highly delighted with the evening's entertainment.-A soiree, in connection with the above, also took place in the above hall, last evening (Friday), pre- [presided] sided over by James Simpson Esq., the president of the society. DraTH [Death] OF Mrs. CLOVER THE ACTRESS.-This distin [distinct] guished [gushed] member of the dramatic profession, whose farewell of the stage took place only so recentiy [recently] as the preceding Friday, expired at,an early hour on Tuesday morning last. She had, for some weeks past, been labouring under ill- [ill health] health, and her appearance on the stage on the Friday evening is supposed to have accelerated her death. This long celebrated actress was born in Newry, Ireland, January 8, 1781. Her family, the Bettertons, [Better tons] are believed to be descended from.the great Betterton, [bettering] who flourished contemporary with Garrick and Quin. Our heroine, Julia, commenced her theatrical career at the age of six, and in 1789 joined the York Circuit, appeared as the page in the tragedy of the Orphan. She soon after played the Duke of York to the famous Cooke's Richard III. In 1796 the play- [play] 'o rs [rs] of Bath high encomiums on her Juliet and ydia [da] Languish, and the echoes of her praise reaching Lor- [Or- London] don, she was engaged by Mr. Harris at a salary week, which was afterwards raised to 15, 16, 17, and 18, for five years. As Elwina, [Edwin] in Hannah More's Percy, she made her debut at Covent-garden, October 12, 1797, with immense success. A Miss Campion, from Dublin, soon became Miss Betterton's [bettering's] rival in tragedy, and drove her to seek unplucked [plucked] in a walk better suiting her walks of comedy, with only occasional impersonations of tragic parts. In 1797 a Mr. Biggs and Mr. De Camp both e suitors for the hand of the accomplished lady. She was relieved from this dilemma by the death of Mr. Biggs and the marriage of De Camp. At length (unfor- [unfair- unfortunately] tunately [fortunately] for the domestic comfort of our actress)'the suit of Mr. Glover was successful, and on March 20, 1800, she was united tohim. [to him] By an engagement at Drury-iane [Drury-lane] she aided the genius of Edmund Kean, and performed an ex- [extended] tended series of characters. At length, after a youth of honour in the chief parts of tragedy and comedy, she gra- [ga- gradually] dually descended into the Dame Heidelbergs [Heidelberg] and Mala- [Malta- Malaprop] props-no [no] descent of talent or position, but, like the sun- [sunset] set, more glorious in its nearer approach to nature. So true were fier [fire] impersonations of the peculiarities and beau- [beauties] ties of damehood, [dame hood] that it will be long before their memory will fade. For several years Mrs. Glover had no equal in her theatrical walk her Shakspeariaa [Shakespeare] readings also ranked very high. In private life she was long the support of her family.-Globe. City PoLick [Police] TESTIMONIAL TO THE LATE Sir R. PEEL.- [PEEL] On Friday last the Chief Commissioner of the City Police, Mr. D. W. Harvey, the superintendents, inspectors, ser- [se- sergeants] geants, [Agents] and the whole of the men of the force, between 5C0 [C] and 600, wishing to express their respect for the late Sir R. Peel, subscribed one half day's pay each towards the public monument about to be erected to the memory of that distinguished statesman, who was the first to introduce the police system, not only in the metropolis, but through- [throughout] out the different counties in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the colonies, and which has proved so highly benefi- [benefit- beneficial] cial [coal] to private property and the preservation of public secu- [sec- security] rity [city] and peace. The metropolitan police, and those in the country districts, are to follow the same example.-Times, THE Irish VICEROYALTY.-A numerous and influential meeting of Irish members and some Irish peers took place at Holderness-house, the residence of the Marquis of Lon- [Londonderry] donderry, [Londonderry] on Tuesday morning, forthe [forth] purpose of adopting measures for petitioning and organizing every possible lecal [local] opposition, during the ensuing recess, against any renewal next session of the bill for the abolition of the Viceroyalty of Ireland. Among the members of the lower house present were-Sir Henry Winston Barron, the O'Gorman Mahon, Col. Chatterton, Mr. Ormsby Gore, Mr. Edward Grogan, Mr. Fitzstephen [foodstuffs] French, Col. Dunne, Mr. Dickson, &e. Several members sent excuses, but the most perfect una- [ina- unanimity] nimity [immunity] was stated to prevail among all as to the necessity of the most vigorous exertions on the part of all the oppo- [op- opponents] nents [rents] of the measure in Ireland, and especially of those resident in the city of Dublin. DeatTaH [Death] OF Mr. ROBERT STEVENSON.-With regret we announce the death of Mr. Stevenson, civil engineer, an event which took place on Friday. Mr. Stevenson had reached the advanced age of 78. The contemporary of Telford, Rennie, and Stephenson (of England), needs no biography beyond an enumeration of his works. Mr. Ste- [Stevenson] venson, [Benson] it will be remembered, was the sole designer and executor of the celebrated Bell Rock Lighthouse, which is in itself a monument of ingenuity and industry. Mr. Stevenson first brought into notice the superiority of malle- [Mall- malleable] able iron rods for railways over the old cast iron, a fact which has been fully acknowledged. He also surveyed the line between Edinburgh and Glasgow, and though his plan was not adopted, it was much admired. The coast of Scotland, however, is the place where the labours of Mr. Stevenson are principally to be seen. rock, nor but bears evidence of his indefatigable industry, and it is incalculable to think of the amount of life and property which by his exertions have been saved. In matters relating to the construction of harbours, docks, or breakwaters, he was generally consulted as an authority, and received, as a mark of respect and admiration, a gold medal from the late King of the Netherlands. In private life nothing could exceed the amiability and good-hearted- [heartedness] ness of Mr. Stevenson.-Edinburgh Evening Post. ADVANCES OF PuBLIC [Public] MONEY FOR DRAINAGE, .- The new act to authorise further advances of money for drainage and the improvement of landed property in the United Kingdom, avd [and] to amend the acts relating to such advances, was yesterday printed. By this act, which con- [contains] tains [trains] 14 sections, the Treasury is empowered to advance 2,000,000 for the improvement of landed property in Great Britain, and 200,000 for Ireland. A further sum of 800,000 for drainage and works of public utility in Ireiand [Ireland] may be advanced. It is provided that loans to the same owner of property either in Great Britain or Ireland shall be restricted to 5,000. The act took effect from Monday when it received the royal assent. JUDGES' SaLaRies.-On [Salaries.-On] Wednesday, a parliamentary paper was printed (obtained by Mr. W. Patten), containing a return of the salaries and emoluments in 1790, of the judges of the Court of Chancery, and of the judges ot the Common Law Courts, in the United Kingdom. In 1790, the salary of the Lord Chancellor of England was 5,000, besides fees; and in 1822 it was fixed at 10,000, and no fees allowed. There is in addition a salary of 4,000 a-year as Speakerof [Speaker of] the House of Lords. The present incomeof [income of] the Lord Chancellor is 14,000 a-year. From another return to parliament, which was noticed in the Daily News on a former occasion, it appears that the salaries of the judges of the Court of Chancery, and the Common Law Courts, amount to 120,000; and in 1815 the salaries amounted to 62,500; and the number of 15 had increased to 20. THE FasHIONABLE [Fashionable] AMUSEMENTS OF THE SPANIARDS.- [SPANIARDS] The correspondent of the Dail [Daily] 'y News, writing from Madrid, describes the following revolting picce [piece] of amusement - The last bull-fight here was extremely fertile in incidents. Besides the ordinary number of horses Killed, and picadores [pictures] bruised, a municipal guard was gored to death, and a cele- [cell- celebrated] brated [rated] bullfighter, named the Habanero, [Harbinger] had his skull cleft. The municipal guard was on duty outside the barrier, when a bull, one of the famous breed belonging to the Duke of Veraagua [Average] (the lineal descendant of Christopher Columbus) rushed against the barrier, broke it down, and tossed the unfortunate soldier into the air twice, each time goring him in a manner that would have let out twenty lives, if he had had them. The Habanero [Harbinger] is one of the picadores. [pictures] The horse that he mounted was raised from the earth with him upon it, by the same bull, and thrown against the barrier with fearful violence. These twomishaps [two mishaps] caused a moment- [momentary] ary [art] thrill throughout the dense mass of spectators; but another picadore [picture] came galloping into the arena, and another municipal guard took charge of the post that his gored co e had occupied, and the games went on, and the mad approbative [approbation] yelling of the crowd at a good lance- [lance thrust] thrust the picadores, [pictures] or a sword-stroke given according to the best rules of tauromachy [Achromatic] by the matador, went on, as if every one was perfectly oblivious that a few moments before two of their fellow-creatures had been sacrificed. genius thus, henceforth, we find her rising in the higher - DISTRICT NEWS. HOLMFIRTH. , fine ACCIDENT.-Last Saturday morni [morn] tnt [ant] of fonrteen [fourteen] years, son of Elliott Brook, of oy Ga , whilst following his usual employment in Messrs. Mellor's tory, [tor] at Thongsbridge, got his apron caught by a strap, hein [hen] of which his body got entangled in the ma- [machinery] chinery, [machinery] and very severe injuries were inflicted upon him. He was at once removed to the Huddersfield Infirmary, where amputation of the leg was performed upon him, and he is now as well as can be expected. SuicipE.- [Suicide.- Suicide] A young married man, named Vautry, [Vary] fulling-miller, at Stoney Bank, hung himself near to the railway viaduct at Mytholm Bridge, on the evening of yes- [yesterday] terday [yesterday] week. The reckless sinner, it seems, was a dissi- [dis- dissipated] pated [pate] c and was indeed intoxicated when he com- [committed] mitted [fitted] the awful crime of self-murder. RECKLESS Drivinc.-A [Driving.-A] nearly fatal result happened last Friday evening, at Lee-side, owing to the conduct of the carter (who was drunk) in charge of Messrs, North's ftour [four] waggon, of King's-mill.. The horse had been lashed into a llop, [lop] and an acute turn of the road occurring at the bride at Lee-mill, a number of children playing thereon were placed in imminent danger; some even leaped the battlement for safety; others crept into adjoining crevices ; and although, providentially, no lives were lost, some bruises were inflicted upon more than one of the youthful sufferers. CrickEt.-A [Cricket.-A] match, for five shillings a man, took place on Monday last, on the Honley ground, betwixt eleven of the Netherthong Club against fifteen of the Honley players. The game, however, terminated short of up, the Nether- [Netherthong] thongers, [Thongs] as usual, kicking up a fratch fetch] Breacu [Breach] oF Trust.-Some twelve days ago a fine strap- [strapping] ping lass of nineteen, named Lydia Ramsden, daughter of William Ramsden, of Liphill Bank, tired of the restraint of her father's house, betook herself over the 'moor' and arrived at Stayley [Stanley] Bridge. Here she looked out for a situa- [sta- situation] tion [ion] as domestic servant, and ultimately tound [round] one in a very respectable family there. She gave her name as Lydia Brook, stated that her parents lived in the neighbourhood of Holmfirth and that she herself had last been in service at Huddersfield. Under these representations she was at once admitted as domestic in the household. Bed-time came and the family retired to repose, with the exception of Lydia the new 'help.' Under one pretence or another, she contrived to sit up until Morpheus held fast in his em- [embrace] brace each member of the establishment and then com- [commenced] menced [mended] the work of pillage and plunder. Having gathered together a large quantity of wearing apparel, consisting of ladies' silk dresses, petticoats, and other clothing, stockings, shoes, &c., besides a valuable silver watch, she then de- [decamped] camped with her booty from the house, and wended her way back to Holmfirth, whither see was traced by her de- [defrauded] frauded [frauds] master and mistress on Sunday week. It has been stated that the girl gave her name as Lydia Brook and as the village of Upper Thong abounds in persons of this name, it was to this place that the pursuers were directed. No trace of the sought-for delinquent, however, could here be discovered. In this village, however, resides constable William Hinchliff, and his services were at once put into requisition. He speedily divined the true name and whereabouts of Lydia, and forthwith accompanied the arty to the house of the girl's parents at Liphill Bank. Lydia herself was from home at the time, but her father, on hearing the charge against his graceless daughter, gave ready and cheerful permission to search the house for the stolen goods. But Lydia's private box was strongly locked. No matter; the father, innocent of wrong, im- [in- immediately] mediately broke open the box, and there were found the missing articles, with the exception of the watch. The faithless servant was then sought up, and found; and there- [thereupon] upon conveyed in custody to Staley Bridge. The result of her examination there we are not enabled to give. BARNSLEY. Sop HaLt [Hat] GARDENS.-Many of our townsmen will have painfully witnessed the recent conversion of these ens into a meadow. The finest trees, strawberry beds, and flower borders all in ; Their rude and prickly bowers. The crimson roses, so sweet and fair, have all been destroyed. Their former occupier, who en- [enclosed] closed them from common's land anterior to the passing of the Commons' Enclosure Act, and who, by dint of labour and perseverance, improved them from a state of barrenness to a state of fertility being worn out with age and infirmity could not pay the rental; consequently they have been let to disinterested parties. The dwelling which he erected of sods in 1 18, and which, for a long time, served as his only residence, still stands, and is designated Sod Hall. They have since that period been a favourite resort of the inhabitants of Barnsley and the surrounding locality but now no garden exists to which the weaver and artizan, [artisans] after having been subjected to the turmoil of ur and confined within the precincts of some ill-venti- [ill-went- ventilation] lage [age] workshop, can repair to inhale the delicious odours which are emitted by fragrant flowers, or where they can adothe [ado the] themselves with the deception that- [that we] We sleep on rose-buds soft and sweet, We revel in the stream, We wanton lightly on the wind, Or glide on a sunbeam. The beautiful fir plantations behind these gardens, with their shady avenues and groves, were much frequented, and, combined with the gardens and other objects, made the locality very attractive. Mount Vernon, the eminence upon which they are situated, is surrounded by some of the most picturesque and varied scenery, which is enclosed in the distance by gigantic hills. Ona [On] clear day may be dis- [distinctly] tinctly [directly] observed the distant spire of Wakefield church and the Asylum, and, in an opposite direction may be observed, Stainbro' [Stain bro] Castle, Worsbro', [Worse] Hoyland, and Wortley churches, and the extensive and romantic Wharncliffe. [Arncliffe] Easton Stone, which is situated in the centre of the plantations, is an ob- [object] ject [jet] of peculiar interest. It is a large piece of rock, which stands boldly and independently from the surface. Various vulgar traditions exist relative to this rock. Some say it was left there by the flood, and that it was anciently used by the Druids to offer up their sacrifices. The place on the top of the stone, which has a red appearance, is said to have been stained by their fires and blood. It is of a triangular shape, and is about thirty feet high, and nieasures [measures] at its base forty-two feet, and its sides sixty feet. Three doorways were hewn [when] out of the solid mass in 1756, purposed to be the entrance to three dwellings or caves. The stone was found to be so hard and gritty that the pro- [project] ject [jet] was abandoned. On thesurface [the surface] and around the sides are an endless number of foot-prints and grotesque figures, along with names of persons who have visited this interest- [interesting] ing locality-upon many of which considerable labour has been bestowed. The Sod Hall Gardens, with their prome- [prime- promenades] nades [names] and bowers, combined with the romantic scenery around, the antiquity of Easton Stone, and some castellated monumental columns, erected by the Earls of Strafford, have an appearance resembling the remains of an ancient fortification, which are erected on the heights on Castle- [Castlehill] hill, in various parts of the plantation, formed one of the most beautiful rambles that could be found in this locality. But, with the garden has been removed the most attractive feature. BRIERLEY FEAST was celebrated on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday last. It has long been noted for the convi- [convict- conviviality] viality [vitality] which prevails on these occasions. Owing to the propitious state of the weather an unusual number of visitors were present. Having regaled themselves, they assembled to witness a variety of games and entertainments which took place, among which were cricket-matches, sack-races, and other similar amusements. The gigantic oak on Brierley Common was also an object of attraction. The residence of the late Ebenezer Elliott is situated only about a mile and a-half from this place, and many of the feasters availed themselves of the opportunity of visiting it, and of admiring the lamented poet's favourite St. Ber- [Be- Bernard] nard [rand] Dog. Rosspery.-On [Prosper.-On] the 11th instant, a silver watch was stolen out of the dwelling-house of an elderly person named Joseph Ibbotson, who has recently come out. of Derbyshire to reside on Worsbro' [Worse] Common. Immediately after he missed the watch information was given of the robbery to the police, and to the pawnbrokers, to whom he detailed the particulars of the case and described the watch. In the course of Thursday afternoon a watch was offered in pledge for 15s. at the shop of Messrs. Hargreaves and Bailey, who, finding the one in question agreed with the description given, detained it along with the party offering it, until a messenger was despatched for the man who had sustained the loss. He arrived and identified the watch as his pro- [property] perty. [petty] The offender expressed so much penitence, and pleaded so strenuously for pardon, that the old man con- [consented] sented [scented] to keep the names of the parties concerned a secret. Some of his neighbours, against whom he had entertained strong suspicions, hearing of his recovering the watch, be- [became] came indignant at his not divulging the name of the thief, and thus confirming their innocence. A concourse of people assembled in the neighbourhood all apparently anxious to know the real thief and see the innocent parties freed from suspicion. He was, accordingly called out of the house, and, after some hesitation, compelled to divulge the secret, when it was learnt that a female named Daily, upon whom no suspicion had alighted, had gone to his house for some buttermilk, on the morning in question, and stolen the watch. Weavers' TuRN-ouT.-A [Turn-out.-A] meeting of the power loom weavers was held on Thursday evening, the 11th instant, in George Utley's large room, to consider the best means of obtaining redress against encroachments which had been made by certain firms who have violated the established lists of lengths and pieces. Mr. F. MIRFIELD occupied the chair. It appears that several firms have often made their pieces longer by four, five, and six yards than the lists specify, which is a serious disadvantage to the weaver, who receives nothing extra for his work. The weavers have frequently remonstrated against this, but without effect. In order to put a stop to these encroachments, the weavers in the employment of Thomas Richardson and Co, left work on Wednesday, the 10th instant. A long and animated discvssion [discussion] ensued at the meeting, in which it was shown that this objectionable system was disadvantageous to the hand-loom weavers, and also a serious disadvantage to those firms who conformed to the rules, as the other firms could undersell them. The bleacher, dyer, and calenderer, [calendar] it was also contended, were each affected by it, as they only got the same price for the longer pieces. Deputations were appointed to wait upon Messrs. Thomas Taylor and Sons Fomas [Forms] Richardson and Co., and Messrs. Pigott and Co. We are happy to say that the masters and wearers came to an amicable settlement, and the various firms agreed to adhere to the rules. The weavers of T. Richard- [Richardson] son and Co. resumed their work on Tuesday last. Sunpay [Sunday] ScHooL [School] Unron.-On [Union.-On] Sunday last an address was delivered to the scholars and teachers connected sath [sat] the Union, by the Rev. J. Dear, of Wakefield, in the field adjoining Messrs. Taylor's mill. About 1,200 scholars and 80 teachers were present, who listened attentively to an impressive discourse. RELIGIOUS ANNIVERSARY.-On Sunday last, two haere [here] were preached, one in the morning at the Parish urchs [church] Darton, and the other in the afternoon at St. em Church, Gawber, by the Rev. J. Daniels, of Manc [Man] cat r. A collection was made at the close of each service 1n a the funds of St. Thomas's, Gawber, when 3 17s. 11d. was obtained.-A tea-party was held on Tuesday evening last, in a room at Redbrook, (which was kindly ed by Messrs. Taylor and Son,) when 350 individuals partook of tea. Addresses were afterwards delivered by the Rev. R. E. Roberts, of Barnsley; Rev. J. Bardsley, of Burnley ; and the Rev. J. Daniels, of Manchester. TRESPASSING IN Pursurr [Pursue] oF GaME.-At [Game.-At] the Court- [Courthouse] house, on Wednesday, before J, Taylor, Esq., and the Rev, W. Wordsworth, Mr, Elkanah Clegg preferred a Robinson Bedford qt fobs Bedford, st trespassing in pursuit of game early in the morning 80th June, in the neighbourhood of Cawthorne. De fendants [defendant] pleaded not guilty. It ap from the sta' ments [rents] of Morley, the game-keeper to Mr. Stanhope, at Cannon-hall, that the two defendants were seen by himse [himself] and Clegg, the one with a gn and the other with a hare in his possession, on unds [funds] belonding [belonging] to Mr. Stanhope, and this being deemed conclusive as to their guilt, a fine of 2 and costs were inflicted in each case. ACCIDENT WITH A HorsE.-Great [Horse.-Great] annoyance is created in Barnsley by the importunate conduct of the green-gro- [green-Geo- grocers] cers [Ceres] attending this market, towards parties bringing arti- [art- articles] cles [close] from the country for sale. On Saturday last a cart arrived from Hemsworth, in the care of a woman and a lad ten years of age, and on the boy getting on to the animal to take it to the stable such was the disturbance created by these costermongers, [strangers] that the horse started off, and threw the lad with great force to the ground, but we learn that his injuries were not of a serious nature. CouNnTERFEIT [Counterfeit] CoIn.-Several [Con.-Several] attempts have been made charge against during the t week, to pass off spurious money, in Barnsley and the adjacent vi We would recommend the public to be on their guard, as a number of bad half- [Algerians] crowns are in circulation. ALMONDBOURY. [ALMONDBURY] Famity [Family] Jars.-One of those interesting incidents of domestic life known as family jars was submitted for adjustment to the sitting magistrates at the Guildhall, last Saturday. The bench would gladly have been relieved from the onerous and not duty of arranging this little family emeute, [teme] but the complainant, Mary Clayton, was determined to show cause why her husband, Matthew Clayton, both of Almondbury, should be bound over to keep the peace. Mr. J. I. Freeman appeared for the husband. The examination disclosed that the parties had lived but certainly not loved together, through many changing years, and judging from the animus ex. hibited [exhibited] by the fair prosecutor, the future home of the hus- [his- husband] band will not be strewn with flowers. He must learn ' patience under suffering, and hope fora good time coming. Some slight assault was proved, and the bench felt themselves bound to bind the defendant over, in his own bond for 10, to keep the peace towards the said Mary Clayton for the space of six months. LOCKWOOD. SERIOUS CHARGE OF Johnson, a you man of anything but a pugnacious appearance, was cha [ca] at the Guildhall on before J. Armitage and W. W. Battye, Esqs., [Esq] with having, in the village of Lockwood, on the 9th of July, between twelve and one o'clock, com- [committed] mitted [fitted] a most aggravated assault upon George Heaton. Mr. J. I. Freeman appeared for the plaintiff, who said, that on the 9th inst., between twelve and one whilst going home, the defendant came out of a gateway at the causeway side, up at Salford in Lockwood, and struck him fair in the eyes, without a word passing between them. He then poised him in the carcase, and he, the plaintiff, had, in consequence, wounds all over his body. e first witness called was Benjamin Oldfield, bone-setter, who stated that the plaintiff came to his house about three o'clock on the morning in question. His clothes were very much besmeared with blood. There was a violent blow on his right eye, which was made up, and another across the nose. He had several wounds on different parts of his body,-produced by being violently 'poised, -the skin was very much discoloured and slightly grazed, but not broken. There was also a dangerous poise on the jaw. -tThe [the] prisoner, Hiram Jones, denied having seen George Heaton on the Tuesday night, and called his father and another witness named Wilkinson to prove that he was in bed at the time. The evidence of the father went to prove that his son came home about half-past twelve, on the night of the 9th inst., and had no appearance of having been fighting. Wilkinson merely attempted to show that Heaton was drunk, he having gone twice to witness's house very early during the morning of the 10th to inquire for Johnson's aunt, who lived next door. The magistrates considered the case had been fully proved, and ordered Johnson to pay 2s. 6d. penalty, with expenses 1 7s. 6d., aid, in default committed him for one month to the House of Correction to hard labour. LONGWOOD. A 'Couracous [Courageous Huspanp.-At [Husband.-At] the Guil [Gil] thall, [hall] last Sa- [Saturday] turday, [Saturday] James Calverly, Ann Calverly, and -Wadsworth, were charged by Elizabeth Nicholls with having grossly insulted, and assaulted her, on the previous Monday, during her journey to Huddersfield. Her husband was but a few yards in advance when these youths, whose united ages would not reach above 40, made the dreadful onslaught on his beloved spouse but strange to tell, he could not, or would not, or, perhaps, durst not, come to the rescue and t ius [is] was the partner of all his joys and sorrow left to buffit [buffet] with the three valiant youngsters they had come to search for a missing pigeon, nor did they raise the scige [science] until Mrs. Nicholls's reticule had been laid prostrate at their feet, and its contents submitted to their scrutiny, For this offence Mrs. Nicholls sought protection and compensation. Her husband, good easy soul, stood like patience on a monu- [mon- monument] ment, [men, nursing the dear token of their love, whilst his better half pleaded earnestly the cause of her wrongs. But it availed not, Wadsworth was discharged, and the the two Calverley's ordered to pay expenses. MARSDEN, SunDay [Sunday] ScHOOL [School] ANNIVERSARY.-On Sunday last two sermons were preached in the Independent chapel, Mars- [Marsden] den, by the Rev. R. of Sowerby Bridve, [Bridge] after which collections were made in behalf of the Sunday school connected with the chapel, which amounted to upwards o' MaRSDEN [Marsden] SUMMER Fatr.-This [Far.-This] fair was held on Wed- [Wednesday] nesday [Wednesday] week. The show of cattle was greater than is usual at the Summer fair, though nothing to be compared with the Spring and Winter fairs. In the evening the village was thronged with pleasure seekers, and we are sorry to add, there were the customary scenes of frivolity and dissi- [dis- dissipation] pation [nation] which are attendant upon such occasions. LEPTON. PIGEON STEALING.-Thomas Boothroyd appeared at the Guildhall last Tuesday, to charge Charles Lodge with de- [detain] taing [taking] and disposing of a pigeon which had flown from plaintiff to defendant's cote. The alleged offence fell through, it being given in evidence that the pigeon had been purchased of Lodge's son, and consequently the father was discharged, there being no case against him, but a fresh summons, it was stated, would be taken out against his son. HALIFAX. TEMPERANCE CONFERENCE AND BAZAAR. On Tuesday morning the long announced bazaar con- [connected] nected [connected] with the temperance cause was opened in the rooms of the Northgate Hotel, which was tastefully decorated for the occasion. At each end of the room were suspended the royalarms. [alarms] Daubrey's [Daybreak's] band were placed on a raised platform, and contributed much io the amusement of the visitors during the bazaar. In the centre of the room was a neat circular mound of moss and rock-work, hollow in the centre, from which a fountain poured forth its liquid freshness, and the state of the atmosphere being considered, its effect was quite invigorating. In noticing the many elegant and useful articles contributed to the several stalls, we can only hope to give a brief outline of the many beau- [beautiful] tiful [pitiful] gems which met our gaze ona [on] casual survey of the room - No. 1 was under the superintendence of Mrs. Frank Crossley, Mrs. E. Mellor, and Miss Wright. We noticed many handsome and costly hearth rugs, (the gift of Messrs. Crossley and Sons,) splendid vases, filled with wax flowers, worked mats, and stand covers, with a great variety of other articles. No, 2, attended by the Mayor's lady, (Mrs. John Cross- [Crossley] ley,) Mrs. Sugden, and Mrs. Fielding, was similarly adorned as No. 1, with the exception of the rugs. There were some particularly, marked billet doux, for youn [you] ladies and gentlemen, which, on being opened, contained interesting and important communications. These soon found eager purchasers. No. 3. The Bolton stall, presided over by Mrs. Rothwell, Mrs. Raper, and Miss Orrell, was very valuable and well stocked with an endless variety many paintings, a glass steam engine, set of dinner mats, (from Lady Walmsley,) elegant cushions, and numerous children's frocks, highly worked, formed the stock-in-trade of the Bolton ladies. No. 4, Bury stall (Miss Norton, from Bolton), contained many faney [Fenay] articles, singular puzzles, and shell ornaments. No. 5, York stall. A Quaker lady was the attentive saleswoman at this stall, which exhibited a goodly display of the more useful class of articles, No. 7, the Huddersfield stall, under the able survey of Mrs. Stott, Miss Haigh, and Miss Stephenson, was neatly set out with a numerous selection of valuable things. We must specially mention a beautifully finished basket, with flowers worked upon it, which was valued at and sold for There were also several baskets of wax fruit, with glass shades, &e. No. 8, Halitax [Halifax] stalls resumed. Mrs. Alexander Hoatson [Horton] and Miss Fielding. A natty little stall, which managed a good thriving trade in cushions delicately flowered, slippers tastefully knit, toilet covers, small mats, &e. No. 9, Miss Smithson and Miss Ellis. Somewhat simi- [sim- similarly] larly [early] arranged to No. 8; as was also No. 10, under the care of Mrs. Martin and Miss Elizabeth Birtwhistle, whose attention and success were equally com- [commendable] mendable. [commendable] N o. 11, Mrs. E. Hodgson and the Misses Hodgson, with Miss Wild (who assisted also at other of the Halifax stalls), Here might be had toasting-forks, also socks, night-caps, and small linen, with other indispensable ware. No. 12, Confectionery. Miss Hirst, Miss Underwood, Mrs. Ingham, and Mrs. Walker. A most requisite part of the room, generally frequented at certain periods of the day, and from its tempting qualities evidently fairly on the h-way to favour and fortune. o. 13, Hardware and toy stall. Mr. Richard Horsfall looked after this department, and certainly turned out no mean salesman. No. 14, Books. Mr. Henry Martin-whose dissemina- [disseminate- dissemination] tion [ion] of much valuable information on the subject of tem- [te- temperance] perance, [Prince] during the past week, will, we doubt not, lead to many entering their names in that book where the tem- [te- temperance] perance [Prince] pledge is recorded. The receipts of the first day amounted to upwards of 80, including entrance money. The second day (Wednesday) was more numerously attended than the first-the receipts at the door being 5 above those of Tuesday. Thursday's sale, including the entrance charges, realized [realised] upwards of 100. We under- [understand] tand [and] the room will be open until this (Saturday) evening, and we have no doubt upwards of 300 will be realized. [realised] The Conference concluded its sittings on Thursday evening. War. -Mr. Henry Clapp, jun., from America, gavea [gave] lecture yesterday (Friday) evening, in the British Schools, Albion-street, Halifax, on the question of peace and war. EXTENSIVE AND SERIOUS ROBBERY.-The public in Halifax were exceedingly astonished on Sunday morning at the intelligence of a large and determined robbery having taken place at the shop of Mr. Balerna, [Bernal] jeweller, Northgate. The thieves made three attempts before proving succesful [successful] ; and actually cut a circular piece out ofthe [of the] house door large enough to admit the arm so as to be able to unbolt and urs [us] lock the door, This, however, was not a practicable en- [entrance] trance for them, as an inner door was in the way and as the the noise of forcing it might hava [have] aroused the inmates, they retraced their steps and got on to the top of the out- [outhouses] houses by which they reached the sitting room windows. Qne [One] of the windows was quickly opened, and though utters with bar iron across were drawn up inside, the 'cut through, and, reaching up to the bolts, were enabled to slide up the shutter, and thus the road was clear and complete. Fhe [He] property stolen consists of 13 gold i T gold watch-hook, about 320 watches, 65 silver watches, 9 gold chains, 2 gold gold fancy rings, a lot of gold pins 5 pair of gold bracelets, 30 gold rings set wi diamonds, ches, [che] one 12 id pencil case, 2 torquoise [turquoise] bi Fee com -A reward of 50 is offered. MARKETS. HUDDERSFIELD, Turspay, [Tuesday] 16. There has been a fair amount of business doing to-day, in a . icked [kicked] and as a manufacturer said- what was wanted was pick up sharply. The business of the warehouses has not been quite so brisk as last week. 18th.-There [the.-There] is stil [still] é very i si doing in the country, at prices yon oa cam at present be i here. Noiles [Noises] and Brokes [Broken] had not participated in an advance at all proportionate with the advance on fleeces, but as the stocks are very low, none seem willing to sell at late prices. Yarns.-The yarns as produced are going into enema, and the de- [demand] mand [and] for export continues very active though yarns are dearer than in June, yet the advance is by no means pro- [proportionate] rtionate [termination] to the additional cost of the raw material. ECES.-The [EVES.-The] business doing in all kinds of goods suitable for the autumn is very brisk but not at prices at all com- [commensurate] mensurate [ensured] with the prices of wool and yarns. LEEps, [Lees] Tuesday, July 16th.-Wheat [the.-Wheat] in good supply. The trade is influenced by the weather, which on the whole is favourable. The millers acted cautiously to-day, and purchases were made at one shilling per quarter decline from Friday's rates, but no disposition to urge sales at any further decline. Barley as before. Oats, shelling, and beans, do not vary in value. Arrivals Wheat, 7,538 ; oats, 641 barley, 640; beans, 187; peas, 161 rapeseed, 265 linseed, 609. FLANNEL MaRKET, [Market] Monday, July 15.-We have had a very good market to day, and there has been a good demand for nearly all sorts of s. In some in- [instances] stances, rather better prices have been obtained. There is every appearance of an excellent trade in the flannel business. The wool market was moderate, and the prices keep up. BRADFORD MARKET, July WOOL MARKETS. BRITISH. LEEDS, July 12th.-There has not been any change of moment in these markets this week. Prices are firm, and combing wools sell freely, but do not realise rates in pro- [proportion] portion to the quotations asked by the farmers for the new clip. July 13th.-About 100 sheets were shown, and all cleared, at prices varying from 12s. 3d. to 13s. 6d. per stone of 14 Ib. FOREIGN. Lonpon, [London] July 15th.-The [the.-The] imports of wool into London last week were larre, [large] amounting to 20,046 bales, of which 8,628 were from Port Philip, 5,621 from Sydney, 2,061 from Van Diemen's Land, 1,199 from Algoa [Goal] Bay, 1,227 from Portland Bay, 653 from the Cape Hope, and the xast [east] from Bombay, &c. The public sales are con- [cone] et R LrExEDs, [Requests] July 12.-Business has been more active in the foreign wool market this week, and prices are firm at late quotations, PUBLIC SALES OF COLONIAL WOOL. Lonpon, [London] July 11th.-The second series of sales of colo- [cool- colonial] nial [nail] wool of the season commenced on the 13th ult. and concluded this day, consisting of 15,473 bales Australian, 21,701 Port Philip and Portland Bay, 6,577 Van Diemen's Land, 3,556 South Australian, 1,559 Cape of Good Hope, 11 Swan River, 59 New Zealand, and 672 East India. Not- [Notwithstanding] withstanding it was generally known that a larger quantity of wool would be offered at these sales than was ever before sold in one series, still the continued activity in the manu- [man- manufacturing] facturing [manufacturing] districts, where the consumption is going on ve rapidly, together with the fact of the very light stocks held both by manufacturers and dealers, led to the prediction that prices would be generally maintained; and from the commencement there has been a most numerous attendance of buyers, both home and continental, and the range of prices has (with some exceptions) been equal to the May sales. The better qualities of both combing and clothing were eagerly sought after, but a reduction of 3d. to 1d. was observable in inferior descriptions of wool out of con- [condition] dition. [edition] The foreign buyers seem to have anticipated lower prices, and operated sparingly at the early sales; but when it was manifest that combing wool remained firm, they took about their usual share-say 7,000 bales. It will be remembered that only a small quantity of wool from Syd- [Sydney] ney [ne] arrived in time for the last sales, and it was then matter of regret to observe that the burr was prevalent. A considerable proportion of wool from that colony is much deteriorated thereby, and all buyers have a ater [after] disin- [Dyson- disinclination] clination [inclination] than ever to purchase wool in this defect. Port Philip wool commands great attention from all classes of buyers; the condition generally is superior. The locks and pieces are very properly packed apart, which much en- [enhances] hances [chances] the value of the fleeces. Several flocks from Van Diemen's Land arrived in a very superior condition, and were duly appreciated but the bulk of the wool from that colony comes in a very clammy state, and contains an undue proportion of locks and pieces, which much detract from the appearance of the wool in the bale. The wool from Adelaide was in rather heavy condition, but those flocks well managed realised full rates. Lamb's wool was in good request, also skin and pieces. Only a small quan- [quay- quantity] tity [tit] of Cape wool was offered, which caused it to go off with much spirit at full prices. East Indian wool sold well, aiff [off] trifling advance upon the finer qualities, INVERNESS SHEEP AND Woon [Soon] Fair.-This great an- [annual] nual [annual] fair commenced on Thursday, the 11th instant, and continued over the remaining days of the week. As to business, the fair was a very stiff one; not in consequence of dulness [dullness] in demand, but of high expectations on the part of holders of stock. Tt was expected that the carcase would of course share, to some extent, the depression so much undergone of late, by all other articles of food, and prices of sheep were low, altho' [although] they came up to, and in some instances exceeded, those of last year. In wool, growers appeared determined to hold out for an advance on last year's prices, seeing the prosperous state of the manufactur- [manufacturer- manufacturing] ing districts, and the reported rise in the foreign wools. Buyers, on the other hand, maintained that the prices paid last year for smeared wools, were far too high and in consequence, large quantities were still left over in dealers' hands. Prices, however, broke out at an advance upon those of last year, of from one to two shillings per stone of 24ibs., [24lbs] at which prices all the best clips were sold. WAKEFIELD CoRN [Corn] MaRKET, [Market] Yesterday, J wy 19th.- [the.- the] We report a large arrival of wheat this week, but small of other articles. The demand for wheat is slow, and to make sales fully 1s. per quarter less money has to be taken than last week. No variation in the value of other articles, Arrivals during the week Wheat, 16,958; barley, 2,269 ; oats, 593; beans, 662 quarters; shelling, 370 loads; flour, 25 sacks. Lonbon [London] Corn MaRKET, [Market] Wednesday July17th.-Wheat [July.-Wheat] At this day's market English sold slowly at Monday's prices. Foreign was offered at, but not under, late rates buyers took only sparingly. Of floating cargoes, none on sale off the coast, and buyers act on the reserve fur cargoes to arrive. Indian corn is scarce at Queenstown and Falmouth. There are buyers of Galatz [Galatea] at former quotations, but other sorts are not in favour. Barley steady, at previous cur- [currencies] rencies. [fences] Rye, malt, and peas, unchangedinvalue. [unchallengeable] Beans quite as dear. Oats The arrivals are large of foreign, and particularly of Russian qualities, which met a fair demand, at ashade [shade] less money. HULL CoRn [Corn] MaRKEt, [Market] Saturday, July 13.-We have had a more lively week in the corn trade than for some time past, owing to the unfavourable weather. Wheat has risen in value 2s. per quarter. Barley has experienced a good demand at Is. re quarter more money. Oats, beans, and peas have sold freely, with an upward tendency. During the last two or three days, however, the weather has again become hot and forcing, which if it continue, will no doubt soon produce a reaction. LivERPOOL, [Liverpool] Tuesday, July 16th.-At [the.-At] our market this day the trade was a good deal depressed, and on the little wheat which found buyers a decline of 1d. to 2d. per bushel was submitted to. Oats were not plentiful, and choice mealers [dealers] were held at full prices. There was no material change in the value of barley, beans, and peas, but the de- [demand] mand [and] for each was quite retail. There were very few buyers of Indian corn. The best American yellow was oferine [offering] at 25s. 6d. to 26s. per 48Ib, [ob] ex-ship, which is 1s. 6d. lover than last Tuesday. White was ls. per quarter lower, and the demand Oatmeal was in very limited demand at barely previous rates. There was a moderate sale tor good fresh Irish flour at previous rates. French flour was rather easier to purchase, and the sale very limited. LIVERPOOL SHARE MaRKET, [Market] Tuesday, July 16.-Lancas- [16.-Lance- Lancaster] ter [te] and Preston quarters, 13 11s. 3d.; London and North Western, 1083; new quarters, p. 8s. 9d. 3, 3 .; Midland, 33 halves, d. 243 c. 13s. 9d.; Oswestry and Chester, 3 York and North Milland, 143; Bank of Liverpool, Ved. [Bed] LIVERPOOL CorToN [Cotton] MaRKET, [Market] Tuesday, July 16.-This market has kept steadily advancing since last Friday, the better qualities suitable for export being d. per Ib. higher, and the current kinds, generally, fully 4d. per Ib. on pre- [previous] vious [pious] quotations. There has been considerable animation displayed during the last three days, and buyers have had some difficulty in buying any way satisfactorily, the choice being but moderate. The sales since Thursday are 54,000 bales, of which speculators have taken 17,500, and ex- [exporters] porters 8,000. Theimports [The imports] since Friday are 819 American. i How To PRESERVE PUBLIC RECORDS.-The water as well as fire test of destruction has been also applied to our national muniments. The Common Pleas records, previous to the coronation of George IV., were deposited in a long room, called Queen Elizabeth's Kitchen, ing under the old Court of Exchequer, on the west side of Westminster- [Westminster] hal, [al] This room was frequently flooded during the pre- [prevailing] vailing [sailing] high tides of spring or autumn. Rats and vermin abounded, and neither candles nor soap could be kept in the rooms, although mere public documents were deemed quite safe there. consequence was, that before these could be removed, the authorities had to engage in a little sporting. The rats had to be hunted out by means of dogs. We believethis [believe this] wasabout [was about] thetimethe [Timothy] celebrated dog Billy was in the height of fame; and we are not quite sure that his services were not secured for this great exchequer hunt. After several fine bursts the rats allowed the doeuments [documents] to be removed, and turned into a temporary wooden build- [building] ing, which was so intensely cold during winter time that those wishing to make searches prepared themselves with clothing as if they were going on an Arctic expedition. Here mice abounded in spite of the temperature and the candles, which the darkness of this den rendered neces- [NeWS- necessary] sary, [say] were ually [ally] consumed by them. But this light sort of food wanted a more consolidating diet, and they found a relishing piece de resistance in the prayer-book of the court, a great portion of which they nibbled away. Ten years f the records were packed off to the King's- mews, Charing-crogs, [Charing-cross] into stable and harness lofts and on the demolition of this building in 1835, Carlton-ride was Noein [Noon] as their resting-place,-Dickens'e Household Words, oa a general way. Several foreign buyers have been in town, IMPERIAL PARLIAayy [Parliamentary] (Continued from the 8 pare YP . ANN HOUSE OF LoRpy [Lory] Thursday, July s, The Marquis of WESTMINSTER and ; MANBY respectively informed the aris [ares] Of Nop [Not] waited upon her Majesty and the Duchess 7 ue Sas [As] with the addresses from the house on the tubs, death of his Royal Highness the Duke of Can eet [et] oF that both her Majesty and her Roya [Royal Hic [Hi] at ote [ot] graciously pleased to return an answer jn of the sympathy expressed by the house. ren [en] The tions [tins] (Ireland) Bill was read 4 thin a i time, The County Courts Extension Bil [Bill] le mnitiee, [minute] and was ordered to be reported on Pe 'ies [is] Lord StaNLEyY [Stanley] called the attention of Lansdowne to the fact that the Alien Act ,. es , the end of the present session, and asked i Mt exp, ' intention of the government, consider, Ye foreigners that might be expected next spri [sri] ae Qi, its renewal. to Wire The Marquis of LansDowNE [London] was he would answer the question of the Their lordships then adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMOys [Commons] Thursday, SFuly [Fully] 18. The house, at the morning sitting, committee upon the Mercantile Marine clauses of which it was engaged until three.) -. the chairman was ordered to report prove was given to sit again on Friday at twelve The sitting was then suspended until five. Lord M. Hit reported her Majesty's replies t. 1s. of the house on the death of the Duka [Duke] on the subject of a monument to the late Sir B, and Lord J. RussELL [Russell] brought down a roral [Royal] ADJOURNED DEBATE ON THE Uyty [Duty] On the order of the day for the resum [resume] on on the lish [Lush] and Irish Universities, im [in] 23d of April, Mr. RounpDELL [Roundell] a) the position in which the question stood. in the views developed by the government, euss [sues] the specific corporate characters of the Tee ie and colleges, and the relations of the Crown 1, 5 understoo, [understood, UO 25 noble lord yn Pag [Page] Th. eS to the of dio [do] ye Message, Ption [Portion] ; St a LLer [Lee] retin, [retain] L, in on Nie [Nine] yo Universities, and the Colleges within them Ts stituted [situated] two distinct corporations [C] arenes, [arenas] me of the Crown to each being different. is of two kinds, civil and ecclesiastical. The Ui Ting civil or lay corporations, not subject to spiritual ; and the power of the Crown over them was, it had a right to exercise over Municipal core nu had no compulsory power to alter charters Pts [Its] 5 only be effected by the authority of ot jected [ejected] royal commissicn [commission] must have references .) within the Universities but these are pri [pro] Ce W the Mn wed ble [be] corporations, and the relations of the Cn tye [tue] were clear, settled, and defined; the colle [Colne eS Were the jurisdictions provided by the founders and had no power whatever over them of a con unless conferred by Parliament. He then vy show the absence of necessity for such a ou; , objects of which could be more wisely and plished [polished] by the action of public opinion wpon [upon] . themselves, and the reason why not been made by them was simply because th... had not been demanded by public opinion. 4 from the characters of the many eminent p two Universities had given to the world in system ofeducation, [of education] which was improving itsel. [itself] tho' gradually, in a more wholesome manner , rash enthusiasm of the academic reformers, xh, stroy [story] the relations between our pubiie [pub] sebouls [souls] ani [an] 3. legiate [Collegiate] foundations. Sir G. GREY said, the question resolyed [resolved] points -the legality and the expedieney [expediency] of ) ith [it] regard to the first, he referred to vari [var] the issue of similar commissions simply of inj [in] with no power of interfering or of alterin. [alter] cases the same objections were unsnecessfilly [unsuccessful] support of its expediency, he thought Mr. Palmer a strong ground when he admitted that and important particulars, in which it was doce, [done] essential, to introduce changes in the statutes us.) of the Universities; the impulse of public opiniin [opinion] in his opinion, be applied in a more objectionable by a well selected Royal Commission. Mr. J. STUART moved, as an amendmen [amendment the - of Mr. Heywood, that any advice given tw Hor [Or] - issue a Royal Commission for inquiry into the revenes [revenues] ; management of any colleges of the Universities oc ins and Cambridge, not of Royal foundation, tenis [tennis] 5, tion [ion] of the laws and constitution and of the nen [ne] liberties of her subjects, After a few words from Mr. Henry Drommonii [Trimming] and Mr. E. Bunbury, in favour of the niotivn, [noting] Mr. GLADSTONE, while he 3elieved [believed] that the aur [air] the government were friendly towards the Cie. [Ice] strongly objected to the proposition of Lord J. 2 who he hoped would reconsider his resoluti [result] objection was the unconstitutional character gation, [nation] and he stated the grounds why he ev unconstitutional in such a sense and eres [ere] Theth [The] compulsory or not, the house should eschew it as wi. if it was absolutely and literally illegal. Lord J. RUSSELL he felt very consi [cons] in arguing the question whether a commun [common] should issue to facilitate improvements in t after Mr. Gladstone's assertion that there w inquiry and if he should point out defects 'ne gentleman again met him with the objection the going to subvert those institutions. Reading a lone precedents, the authority of which, he sail. Mr. (lau [lay] had got rid of by confusing the objects of remedy, the union of which in the comu [com] admitted would be illegal, he observed Mr. Gladstone there could be no inquiry by the the sake of improvement until abuses were rank trusive. [trustee] Even Mr. Palmer, in his temperat [temperance] he admitted that there was room for Universities, would not allow the prelimin [preliminary] taken for ascertaining how it was to be house refused to permit the Crown to mi would do much to keep back the Universities of improvement which they themselyes [themselves] adopt. After a short reply from Mr. Herwool, [Her wool] Me. J withdrew his amendment, and Sir G. URE [RE] the debate be adjourned for three months, earried [carried] by 160 to 138, the original motion beims [beams] effect. though nct [not] dircetly, [directly] neyatived. [negatived] On the order for committing the Attorness' [Attorneys] Ue Bill, The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER mural fin 6 mittee [matter] be deferred for three months but Upon Gesu [Gus] the government were left ina minority, the being negatived by 105 to 103. . The house then went into after a severe struggle and three divisions, the government were suecessful, [successful] it was repertel [repel] material amendments. The other orders having been dispose of D 2 adjourned at two o'clock. mL on the i PRICE OF SHARES. FRIDAY, JULY 19. The Share Market has been dull during the fees. 2 lower prices must be quoted for most stucks. [stocks] 1 for the week is favourable. Consols [Console] have been 963 to 963 for money, and 96 to 97 for acenmt [ascent] August. The transactions in London to-day be and North Westerns 109, 1083; Midlands 33 Gear Y terns 57 563, 3; Lancashire and Yorkshire 35. 4). 2 and North Midlands 144, oh FRED. , Half NAME OF RAILWAY Dividend or Inter- [Interest] est per Shure [Sure] your ending Dec. 31 me w ew th Amount per Share. te Paid per Share. & Oat oF Aberdeen ' Ambgte, [embarked] Nott. Ease Jumetivu [Justify] Bristol and Exeter. wage Caledonian .......... Do. Pref fixed for tive [tie] years, Aug. 1848, and 6 per vent afterwards in perpertucy [perpetual] --- Eastern Counties ...........---- East Laneashire [Lancashire] Do. pref. Quarters (min. pet Do. Pref. Fifths ........... 6 Great Northern Do. Halves A Deterrec.. [Deterred] Do. B. Guaranteed 6 per cue 5 per cent. Pref. S Great Western....... Lancishire [Lancashire] anl [an] Yor [Or] Ditto Fifths ........ Hiuctdlerst [gentlest] 3 Ditto Wess [West] Riding beet Ditto per ve Leeds and Thirsk ......-- Do. Prt. [Pr] Qrs. [Mrs] 7 per us a 3 yrs andl [and] 6 per cent. wardsin [Watson] perpe [per] London, Brighton. London and North W y Ditto Fitths [Fifths] ......- Manchester, Shef [She] [C] Do. Pref. Guar. [Guard] 2 pet for 6 years from Ist [Its] ' 1849, 6 percent. tress Ditto Grimsby Halves, int. till Jan. bs North British 2 ee Do. Sper [Per] cent. North Staffordshire ..-.--- North Western ...-...--- Do. Pref. (issued 4 dis) Oxford, Worcester, Wore Shet. [She] R. B. W. H. Goole N South Eastern Dover .- York, Neweastle, [Newcastle] & Do. Pref. G. N. E. York an North Midland - Do. Pref. ao no NE- [HONE] HO eho [who] 100 stek [ste] So trot rt SHOW Ditto eCororN [corner] SoCo [Solo] eovoocoeo [overcome] t ni iS ocoor- [cor- cor] Hore [Horse] or nose Ne ll 103 92 OO wh DO Or 25 - CLOSING PRICE OF CONSOLS [CONSOLE] IN LONDON THE ' Far Money, 963, 963. For Account. 905 - BANKS. . 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