Huddersfield Chronicle (22/Jun/1850) - page 7

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46 LOCAL CHRONICLE. H JUNE 22, 1850. - a VOLUNTEER DEFENDER OF THE GAS MONOPOLY. alitar [altar] of Saturday last, there appears on Mr. JEREMIAH RILEY, Improvement nice thirty yeers' [years] oft issionct, [ingot] i Gefence [Defence] of the thirty years jersfield [Garfield] Gas Company, and pleading for the con- [con] - i that monupoly, [monopoly] on the ground that zor [or] it is ne it may have been in the past,-a dear pon [on] nce [ne of Mr. River's has been deemed by the Compant [Company] (or its managers) to bt of sttch [such] velue [value] to them a gratuitous circulation of the paper in ch 'eared, or Mr. Ricey [Rice] himself has been anxious to le me that he could perpetrate more asi [as] half a of print for certain it is that, on Saturday last, the azent [agent] of the Guardian was busily engaged in d nat [at] the tesidencés [residences] of many ef the Huddersficld [Huddersfield] apies [pies] of the journal in question. If either of ations [nations] indicated dictated this course, we 1 that the parties interested proved themselves tily [till] satisfied with a very small affair. ; . mode of conducting a controversy 1s not the ied [id] or judicious; and, as a consequence, his ad- [adopt] ot of much value te any party. He opened his nov [not] in this case by stigmatising as robbers gentle- [gentlemen] econ whit es acute. as clear in intellect, as intelligent, snc, [sn] and as honourable as himself, merely, it now because they had the presumption to differ from him iin [in and he has the bad taste in this, bis deliber- [deliver- deliver] 3 communication, to attempt a justification of' a phrase, and still fovler [Fowler] charge. sat is that justification Mr. Rivey [River] Uelieves [Relieves] that the jesfeld [Garfield] Improvement Act gives no power to the to erect or to purchase gas-works, or ome [one] traders; and, as he considers it robbery to take which by right belongs to another, he said so. Why, is the foul charge repeated-and such repetition is the cation offered. Who has proposed to take the jJersfield [Huddersfield] Gas-works, in the only manner which would the use ef such an epithet es the term robbery 5 has projesed [proposed] to turn the Gas Company out of the sion [ion] of their own works, and take forcible and illezal [illegal] sion [ion] of them Who, in short, has proposed to per- [Peter] te an act of that Mr. knows that no one of yponents [opponents] have ever even dreamed of such a thing and gentleman, this volunteer-defender of monopoly, uot [not] seruple [Supple] to charge such INTENTIGN [INTENTION] upen [upon] those who sew difier [differ] from jis [his] setting aside of the law; nor to sion [ion] to that charge in terms at once both offen- [offer- offence] 3 j q 4 z om ey sD vr, ehave [have] had occasion before-time to administer a severe of t Mr. Ruvey [River] for this reprehensible manner of acontreversy; [controversy] and for so deing [being] we were taken slwawriter [Slater] in the Halifer [Ha lifer] Guardian,-either Mr. hiuself [himself] or some fulsome adulator of his; by whom ae wld [wild] that the name of Mr. RILEY is the synonyme [synonym] apd [ap] uprightness we now add the corollary that er honourable ner [ne] upright to make foul and un- [surcharges] harges [charges] of a base and felonieus [felonies] character be- [Beef] fa mere difference of opinion and further, that which requires the resort to such disgraceful uaintain [maintain] its position before the public is ina [in] very lead ever, we have anew argument; or rather an se decked off ina [in] new dress, The monopoly of the 'ld Gas Company does not xoe [oe] cost us so much therefore we ought to be content to let monopoly '. monopoly is as cheap or cheaper at Hud- [HUD- Hudson] than in apy [pay] other tewn [ten] in the neighbourhood ate, We have the less reason to be uneasy under the le monopolists. Tn proot [root] of this sownd [sound] position, 'esa [sea] long table to show that in most of the at towns a higher price than 4s. per 1,600 cubic feet rs is paid by the consumers, and that few only have it 'luch [such] Huddersfield is one, But how beside the 'at is this sort of argument The first is, can gas be supplied at a profit for 4s. per 'cubic feet We have repeatedly shown, from actual hat iteax, [tax] We have repeatedly shown, that the aggregate profits are likely to be more tus [us] at ds. than if it were 5s., from the fact that the the consumer to get the full the reduction in price,) will more than corres- [cores- correspond] NY Micrease, [Mi crease] This point being so far settled, the We 3S, are those profits to continue to gointo [joint] the So 4 confederation of monopolists, who practice pun With THEIR ACCOUNTS for the purpose of orere [ore] they togein [token] aid ofthe [of the] public rates, pended in the effecting of public improvements we toe ouly [only] real points to which the public have to Mcusclves -and [Muscles -and] any attempt to tum the dis- [dishes] hen 4coutrast [contrast] Letween [Between] the price of gas in Hud- [HUD- HUD] i nn price in other places, as an argument for ity [it] a 4 monopoly, is only an attempt es of the ratepayers. ides. whee 3 re St are the circumstances to which we owe t ct. vous [sous] of price in Huddersfield,-and to , S the credit due for ts chen [che] dne [de] for the savings (if any) that have Have they been the result of a spon- [soon- spinster] policy on the part ef the gas monopo- [Mono- nothing] thing. Every netinal [national] reduction has been then ries [rise] to fortify the monopolists against the tite [title] Tie ane [an] er to their monoply [monthly] threatened. How long set ler [Lee] 1.000 cubic feet was charged by the Hud- [HUD- HUD] And when the proposal was made of incorporation for the town, how noe [one] wt Of gas was reduced Again in 1845, . parliament an be thera [there] orks [Oaks] Act, and when it was at one time application would resolve itself into one provement improvement] Purposes, gas-works included, price of gas. Then, when & 'ut the nominal . provement improvement] Act was before parliament, a ar) a8 nade. [made] which was to have even a retro- [retired] diy [day] Mors [Mrs] thie [the] last reduction was caused solely by tans RE'S notice in the Commissioners' rooms - arial [trial] in which the gas company were by lied 'cir Contract, in the matter of the quantity se the public lamps, and of his intention Commissioners should erect gas-works acy [act] SS Has intimation which caused the meet- [proprietors] roprictors, proprietors] and the determination to reduce man to 48. per 1000 cubic feet and for the dt Me ees [see] experience, they are solely Saud [Said] th, CORE, and not to the gas company. he every nominal reduction in cn It was occasion of Usively [elusive] that it has been Jear [Hear] alone which md mt an enlightened perception of the true sd demand, and the beneficial consequences Mr, and . ng tL the gas proprictors [proprietors] to adduce as Why ae the onopoly only] should be continued. Wy 'EY goes farther. He is a Commissioner. ing as such devolves on him the Gr . 1 and makes it a portion of his duty, to YS for ; qt the purpose of supplying THE INHABITANTS ay, Mr. Rirey [Riley] believes that the Commis- [Comms- Commissions] Migs [Miss] CONVINCED that they have not the power end of the matter, we suppose robber, if he ventures to lg. it 'squ [su] CMembered Remembered] that this belief and this THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1850. 7 after the exfancixttion [extinction] 'on the patt [part] of tite [title] Eaw-Clerk [Saw-Clerk] to the Commissioners, in Mr. RILEy's [Riley's] presence, whin [when] directly ap- [appealed] pealed to, that the Commissioners have power either to erect or to purchase gas-works. Bo it remembered also that this belief and this con- [conviction] viction [fiction on the part of Mr. RILEY, are expressed in the teeth of the acts which constitute him a Commissioner, the provisions of which he is appointed to execute, and the provisions of which he ought, therefore, to be intinttely [intimately] J acquainted with. ; Mr. RILEY says he is convinced the Commissioners' have not the power cither [either] to erect or purchase gas-works, Now, of course, to form such conviction, he must have read much, and particularly the several acts of parliament he is appointed to enforce. Well, then, what say those several acts ef parliament on this question of gas works 25 Let ussee. [use] The 22d section of the Hudddisicld [Huddersfield] Im-1 provement [improvement] Act, 1848, [W, expressly says - empe [Emperor] shall be pedal for the and they are hereby npcewered, [powered] he pu of lighting the streets within th limits of ati, [at] from tiene, [tine] to tine tad at such trae [trade] a they shall think fit, to PURCHASE and PROVIDE such and 80 many lamps, lamp-irons, p-posts, and pipes, and all such other mat- [matters] ters [tees] and things for lighting such lamps either by oil or gas, or in any other manner as they shall judge necessary. Surely, retorts, and gasometers, and purifiers, and regu- [reg- regular] 3 lators, [Lats] are necessary for lightiag [lighting] the streets with gas, and are included in tire words all such other matters and things as the Commissioners shall judge necessary What 4 says Mr. Ratex [Rate] The 44th section enacts- [enacts] Thai for the purpose of carrying this act, and the powers and provisions thereof into execution, and the costs and expenses of MAKING and main new streets, buildings, GAS-WORKS, and water-works, it shall be lawful for the Commis. [Comms] sioners, [sinners] from time to time to make, assess, and lecy [ley] such general rate, to be called the Improvement Rate, as may be necessary for the purposes aforesaid. Ho ho what have we here Why a power to make, levy, and assess a Rate for the purpose, amongst other things, of MAKING and maintaining GAS-WORKS Would not erecting gas-works be making gas-works and is not a power te 'sake and maintain a power to erect and maintain Again, we ask, what says Mr. But we have not done with the book yet. Our readings are not yet ended. We invite attention to what follows. The 11th section of the Huddersfield Improvement Act, 1848, [W, xeorporates separates] and makes a part of itself certain clauses of the Gas-works Clauses Act, 1847, [W, save so far as they are expressly varied or excepted by the special act-namely, all the clauses under the several heads, with respect to the breaking up of the streets fer the purpose of laying pipes with respect to injury to the pipes and other works and with respect te the provisions for guarding against fouling water, or other nuisance from the gas. The 6th section of the said Gas-works Clauses Act, 1847, -the [W, -the] first under the head, with respect to the breaking up ef streets for the purpose of lying pipes, is as follows [follows] 4 The undertakers for which read Commissioners may open and break up the soil and pavement of the several streets and bridges within the limits of the special act, and lay down and place within the said limits pipes, conduits, service-pipes, and other works, and from time to time repair, alter, or remove the same, and also make any sewers that may be necessary for car- [carrying] rying [ring] off the washings and waste Liquids which may arise in the maling [making] of the gas; and for the purposes aforesaid may remove and use all earth and materials in and under sach [cash] streets and bridges, and they may in such streets erect any pillars, lamps, and other works, and do all other ucts [acts] which the undertakers fur which again read Commissioners shall from time to time deem neces- [NeWS- necessary] Sary [Say] FOR SUPPLYING GAS TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE DISTRICT included within the said limita. [limits] We again ask, what says Mr. Ritey [Riley We will frankly teli [tell] him our say on the subject-of course in all deference to his positive dictum. Well, then, ewe believe and are convinced that the Commissioners have power either to erect or to purchase gas-works; that such power is ex- [expressly] pressly [press] and undeniably conferred that the power to lay pipes for supplying gas from such werks [works] To THE IN- [Inhabitants] HABITaNTS [habitants is also as expressly and undeniably conferred. Ve believe and are convinced that for us to affect to doubt or to attempt to deny the express werds [wards] of the acts we have quoted, would be about as sensible and as true as the doubting or denying that men have noses on their faces or hair upon their heads, We pass on to the notable discovery of Mr. RILEY as to the cock-a-lorum-jig cock-a-rum-jig of the Gas Company. He says it is simply an exhauster. We believe him but we also believe that it is capable 'of being put, and has been put, to more uses and purposes, than that of merely exhausting gas from the ovens. That alone would be a very simple exhausting process indeed. But whan [when] the cock-a-lorum-jig [cock-a-rum-jig is set to work to exhaust the pockeis [pockets] of the consumers of gas when two scrip cert'fi- [certificates] cates [ates] of 20 each are given for shares on which only one 20 has been paid when a member of the Gas Company has been heard to boast that a present of one hundred gas-shares has been made to him, because he held one hundred of the original shares; and when it has been known that these said one hundred shares, so created and so given, have been sold in the market for more than 20 each and when it is also known that the result of this hocus-pocus has been to make the public pay fifteen per cent. on the original gas-shares, when they were told they were only paying seven-and-a-half per cent. we say when such an exhausting process as this is resorted to, 'cock-a- lorumjig [Lumbago beeomes [becomes] a more serious affair than Mr. RILEY has been led to believe. If Mr. RiLEy's [Riley's] name be 'the synonyme [synonym] for honour and uprightness, we think he will be inclined to say with us, that the sooner the operations of such a cock-a-lorum-jig [cock-a-rum-jig are put a stop to, the better for those upon whom the ezkausting existing process is practised. NorTHERN [Northern] Circuit, 1850.-The [W.-The] circuit of the Judges, Mr. Justice Wightman and Mr. Justice Cresswell, has been fixed as follows - YORK 1.0... eee [see] July 10th. [the] 33 24th. [the] CARLISLE. August Ist. [Its] Oth. [Oh] th. x 10th. [the] It is stated, in reference to the Lincoln divorce case that there was a temporary separation before the Countess set out for Germany, and, indeed, before the birth of the last child born in this country; and the overture for a reconcilia- [reconcile- reconciliation] tion [ion] was made by the Countess, who returned suddenly to her husband's house. The reconciliation was complete; but another estrangement followed, and, it seems, with a final result. . SHIPMENT OF LocoMOTIVEs [Locomotives] FROM LIVERPOOL To Spain. -During the week several first-rate locomotive engines have been shipped at Liverpool for Cadiz, to work on the line from Madrid to Aranjuez, [Oranges] nuw [new] progressing rapidly to com- [completion] pletion; [portion] the rails, chairs, &c., having been previously for- [forwarded] warded. The electric telegraph had n laid throughout to secure the carliest [earliest] information from the capital. Other considerable lines of railway are in course of construction, and considerable orders have been received by contractors for the requisite materials, which will be admitted under the new and thodified [modified] tariff -Liverpool Albion. DULTERATION [ALTERATION] OF ToBAcco [Tobacco] AT YORK.- [YORK] Mr. Thomas Suitheon [Surgeon] tobacco and snuff manufacturer, of Micklegate, York, was condemned on Monday last, before the Lord Chief Baron and a special jury, to pay 500 to the Queen, as a commuted penalty for extensive adulterations uf [of] tobacco and snuff, at his warehouses in the above city. The Times, in reporting the case, says that the adulterations in some cases amounted to 29.3 per cent of the entire article, and that nothing on the premises had escaped the hand of the adulterer Rivalry To RoyaLty.-There [Royal.-There] is now residing at Hayle, and a native of the place, aman [man] named Joseph Harris, a journeyman carpenter, who was married the same day as her Majesty Queen Victoria. His wife was delivered of a daughter the day after the Princess Royal was born; and of ason [son] the day after the Prince of Wales; and as her Majesty was subsequently delivered of a prince or a princess, his wite [white] also presented him with a child of the same sex as the royal infant, and after each was born; she has cortinued [continued] to do up to Thursday, the 2nd of May, when she was delivered of a son; thus making seven-children, and an equal number of sons and cengntors [engenders] as her Majesty has princes and princesses; Mrs. Harris only allo [all] her royal mistress to take the lead of her by one day.-Leeds cond [con] an e 4 he cause in the minds of the gas 8 4 4,8 the [C] It is therefore rather too US Forced froma [from] an unwilling monopoly, kites him bei [be] Ig vic [vice] tne [te] XC gas-works for the town, and to lay Mtg oe Potter either to erect or purchase gas-works; , Or is not 0] convinced, the part of Mr. are expressed j which, after considerable working, Intelligencer, DESTRUCTION OF FOURTEEN VESSELS BY ICEBERGS. UPWARDS OF ONE HUNDRED LIVES LOST. The arrivals during the last few days from the Atlantic have Brought sad intelligence fing [ding] losses of a number of vessels amidst the floating fields of itebergs'in [icebergs'in] the western latitudes and among the number, we regrét [regret] to add, one was from one of the Irish ports with 'betwéet [between] eighty to one hun [Hun] persons on board, every Soul of whom is supposed to have gene 'down in the unfortunate vessel and The vessel in which so many are believéd [believed] to have perished, was from Londonderry, bound te Quebec. Ten days prior to her being discovered entangied [entangled] in the ice- [ice the] the 27th of April-she was spoken with Sy the master of the Oriental, from Liverpool. She was stirce [stirred] of water, having had boisterous weather, and on accowet [account] of the num- [sum- number] ber [be] of passengers seen on deck, it was supplied to her. On the 27th the Oriental was beset in the ace, together 'with ; two other and perceived her some ten miles to the westward. She was in a most perilous position, evidently stove in by the ice, and sinking. Signals of distress were. hoisted without the remotest chance of gaining assistance. For two days she wes [West] seen in the sam2 [same] forlorn condition, when she suddenly disappeared. Subsequently a great many bodies were seen intermingled with the ice, together With some portion of the cargo; the latter led to the dis- [discovery] covery [cover] of the port to which the vessel and her intended destination. The Oriental was detained furcteren [furniture] days before she got clear of the ice. Another similar catastrophe was witnessed on the 29th f March, about 203 miles to the westward of St. Paul's, by the ship Signette, [Signature] M. Mowatt, [Matt] from Alloa for Quebec. The vessel was ap- [apparently] arently [apparently] an English brig heavily laden, with painted port- [portals] oles. She had got fixed m [in] the ice, and bad been cut down by it to the water's edge, admitting a rush of water into the hold. The crew were observed working at the pumps, evidently in the hopes of keeping her afloat in the expectation of assistance arriving however, she soon sank, and all on board met with a watery grave. The exact number who perished was not learned. Letters have been received comnmunicating [communication] the total less of the Ostensible also in the ice. She was from Liverpool, bound to Quebec, with several passengers. Up to the 5th of May she experienced heavy weather, when they fell in with an enormous field of ice, and got fixed in it for five days and tights, in the course of which her hull was pierced. Pumps were kept going till the arrival of the brig Capt. Wekh, [Week] also for Quebec, susceéded [succeeded] in making through the ice to the sinking vessel, and rescued the whole ofthem. [of them] The Ostensible went down within twenty minutes after. Two other vessels from Liverpool-the Conservator and the Acorn-were both lost near the same time. The former was on a ge to Montreal. She got pinched by the ice within three days after losing sight of land, and filling, immediately went down; the crew were lucky enough to save the ship's boats, in which they were picked up. The Acorn met with her destruction within 30 miles of St. John's, Newfoundland the erew [were] were saved by the Blessing Schooner, of Sunderland. Among the other losses in the ice reported are enumerated the Hibernia, from Glas- [Gas- Glasgow] gon, [on] for Quebec the British schooner Collector, from St. ohn's, [on's] Newfoundland, for London; the brig Astree, [Street] of Weymouth the Wilhelmina, of Aberdeen the Gosnell, [Gospel] of Neweastle [Newcastle] the Sylph, of Leith, and three others, names of which are unknown. With the exception of the latter, the crews were saved. Most of the unfortunate vessels were heavily laden, and their losses in total cannot be far short of 100,000. -- SURGICAL OPERATION UPON A LEOPARD.-The chetah [cheat] or hunting leopard, recently presented to the Zoological Society by the Pasha of Egypt, having accidently [accident] broken one of its legs during its gambols in the cage in which it is confined, amputation of the limb was decided on, and the operation was skilfully performed on Monday last, by Pro- [Professor] fessor [Professor] Simmonds, of the Veterinary College, Camdentown. [Commenting] Previous to undergoing the operation the animal was made to inhale chloroform by applying to its mouth and nostrils sponge moistened with that liquid and fastened to the end of astick. [stock] Its dislike to this part of the process was very loudly expressed it, however, soon fell under the in- [influence] fluence [influence] of the chloroform, which evidently rendered it tota'ly [total'ly] insensible to suffering, as it lay perfectly motionless and quiet during the operation and its removal from the operating table, and placed on some clean hay in its den, when it speedily revived and moved about on its re- [remaining] maining [mining] three legs as though nothing had occurred. OLDHAM FREEHOLD Lanp [Lane] Soctety.-A [Society.-A] meeting of th's society took place in the Working-man's Hall, on Monday evening, the 10th instant, for the purpose of receiving sub- [subscriptions] scriptions, [descriptions] enrolling members, and, as was announced at the formation of the society, balloting fer priority of mem- [men- membership] bership. [Bishop] P. Sevill, [Seville] Esq., of Lees, occupied the chair. There were on this occasion about eighty-five new shares taken up; and the chairman said that arrangements would shortly be made for meetings to be holden [Holden] at Shaw, Mossley, and other places. The business continted [continued] till a jate [ate] hour, but the utmost good feeling prevailed. A similar meeting, on a more extended scale, was held in the populous ward of Waterhead-mill, [Whitehead-mill] on Wednesday evening, when resolu- [resolute- resolutions] tions, [tins] with the view of extending the operations of the movement, were adopted, the cause beng [being] ably advocated by Mr. Prentice. MARRIAGE AND CONFIRMATION.-At the recent Liver- [Liverpool] ool [oil] assizes, a verdict was given against the Rev. Morehouse Verne, incumbent of St. Thomas, Leigh, Lancashire, who had refused to perform the marriage service between two persons, on the ground that they had aot [at] been confirmed, or did not show a desire to be confirmed. Asa reserved case, the matter came before the judges a few days ago, in the Exchequer Chamber. The Attorner-General [Attorney-General] wished to obtain the opinion of the court as to whether a clergyman could refuse to marty [Mary] parties who had not been confirmed but that point was evaded, and the conriction [conviction] was quashed on mere technicalities, namely, that the application had been made at a late hour in the evening, when the ceremony could not be performed, and that thee was no averment that the parties were legally entitled tobe [tone] married. A aND [and] DISORDERLY CaTHOUC [Catholic] PRrEsT.-At [Priest.-At] the Thames police-office, on Thursday week, an Irish Catholic priest, boasting the well-known name ef Daniel O'Connell, was charged by the police with being drunk and disorderly. It appeared that the gentleman had been out at a din- [dinner] ner [ne] party, and on returning home over Tower Hill he was induced to listen to an open-air preataer, [greater] who gave the Romanists some not over pleasant thrests [threats] touching their theological belief. This roused the Irish blood of Mr. O'Connell, who very summarily knocked the street-preacher off his perch with his club, and was brandishing his weapon as a challenge to his opponent, when he was secured by the police. brought before Mr. Yardley the defend- [defendant] ant expressed his deep sorrow for what had transpired, and begired [begged] hard to be let off, a request the magistrate declined acceding to, and the prisoner was ultimately sent to the House of Correction for seven days. A CHANGE OF FoRTUNE.-About [Fortune.-About] eight years ago a man of foreign aspect, clothed in rags, went into the shop of an individual in this town, and representing himself as a Hebrew merchant from Berlin, in deep distress, applied to him as one of the wardens of the Jewish congregation fur relief. 'The request was not only generously complied with, but the shopkeeper procured for the stranger a passage to America. A few days ago the merchant again presented himself to his astonished benefactor, not, however, as a suppliant for relief, but to thank him for his exertions on his behalf, exertions which had been instrumental in trans- [transforming] forming him from a dependent upon charity into a wealthy man. Soon after the arrival of the Hebrew emigrant in America the gold mines of California were discovered, and the enchanting stories of the boundless wealth of the region attracted him thither. The result was, that in a brief space of time he became the possessor, according to our informant, of immense wealth, and he has now returned to Europe to visit his friends, The s of Mr. in Castle-strect, [Castle-street] was no doubt one of the first places at which he called on landing in Liverpool, and having in vain tried to induce the gentleman to accept an acknowledgment of his services, le placed in his hands ten guineas to be dis- [distributed] tributed [tribute] in offices of charity, such as those which had paved the way, in his case, to the acquisition of a fortune.-Liver- [Liverpool] pool Mereury [Mercury] THE EXHIBITION OF 1851.-A [W.-A] special meeting of the Royal Commissioners will be held in London, on the 27th instant, under the presidency of Prince Albert, in order to receive deputations from local committees in reference to the question of affixing the names of the various producers of the articles to be exhibited, and also to consider some other important matters connected with the general under- [undertaking] taking. Towns that may not send deputations are re- [requested] quested to communicate their opinions in writing, A TRUE EXEMPLIFICATION OF YANKEE Mr. Aaron H. Johnson, who went out to California in the barque Suliote, [Slit] about a ycar [year] ago, from Bangor, .was in this city on Wednesday. He had made the passage round Cape Horn, amassed forty-four nds [nd] of gold dust, and returned to his native State via the Isthmus, in 'about a year. He realised most of his wealth from the manufacture of shingles, to which he applied himself exclusively while in California worked his to Panama as fireman of the steamer ; footed it across the Isthmus, with his effects ina [in] pack upon his back; got passage in the.steamer to New York as fire- [fireman] man, ke. He not shaved himself since he left home,- [home] mode of subdividing the more densely peopled parishes in .Church of England on Holy Baptism. There will also be Portland (U.S.) Advertiser, SIX HUNDRED MORE CHURCHES. j 'The commissioners appdinted [appointed] to iaquiré [acquire] inte [inter] the best England and Wales, in such manner as to prevent the po- [population] pulation [population] of any one parish from having more than 4,000 J souls, haveissued [have issued] their second report, Which contains a very startling recommen sitioen. [recommend position] 'he commissioners state that, from the inquiries they have made, 'and from the sugges- [suggest- suggestions] tions [tins] they have they have come to the conclusion thet [the] the number of parishes of large populations clearly re- [requiring] quiring [curing] a new church or churches to Se built, and a new j parish or parishes to be constituted, is at, least rix [six] hundred. Then comes the question, are these Six hundred churches to be built And, when that has been settled, another question equally important is, how are these six hundred churches to be endowed For, without cndow- [endow- endowments] ments [rents] they would not succeed very well. The total outlay for the whole of the churches is estimated at 2,000, 000, one-half of which théy [the] expect to raise by local and volun-i [voluntary-i] tary [Tar] contributions, and the rest by thesele [these] of the church livings now at the disposal of the Lord Chancellor. The number of benefices in the gift of the Lord Chancel-; lor [or] is 754, having an annual vatte [latte] of 190,000. He has also the alternate presentation to twenty-three others, of which the annual value is 7,877. But, of these livings, a great number are too small to afford a competent income fot [for] a resident ircembent. [incumbent] Six are wader 50 annual value ; fifty-six are above 50, kuttmder [gutted] 100; W] a hundred and twenty-four are above 100, bet under 150 and a hun- [Hun- hundred] dred [red] and forty-four are above 150, but under 200 mak- [make] ing a total of 330 inadequately endowed. It is obvious, (say the ommissioners,) Commissioners] that the advowsons [advocates] 4 of benefices of this description ean [an] have no value, as patronage, in the ordinary senee [sense] of the word. It is difficult to find persons willing to undertake the charge of cures which entail mor [or than the responsibility, but yield less than the salary, of a curacy. Speaking generally, they ate not, and cannot 'be, sufficiently served, and the spiritual interests of their population are abnost [inst] necessarily neglected. We are of opinion that these evils might be greatly diminished, so far as the beneficesin [benefice sin] the gift of the Lord Chancellor are concerned, by oftering [offering] the right of presenta- [present- presentation] tion [ion] to persons interested in the welfire [welfare] of the population resi- [rest- resident] dent within these cures, on the condition that the whele [while] pur- [our- purchase] chase-money, or so nuch [such] of it as would suffice to raise the annual value of the benefice to 200, should be applied to that purpose. This additional endowment would, of course, increase the value of the advowson, [advising] and the sim which would be given for it. By these means the commissioners anticipate that sums considerably exceeding the market value of these poor liv [li] ings might be obtained, and added to their respective en- [endowments] dewments [demands] -- And #f the example so set were, as is not improbable, to be followed to the extent of selling the next presentation by public bodies and private patrons, a vast number of parishes now almost without religious instruction for want of an adequate endow- [endowment] ment [men] pnight [night] be brought within the regular ministrations of the enure [ensure] The Girect [Great] fect, [fact] however, of this proposal would be to place nearly 330 cures of souls now in the gitt [Gott] of the Lord Chancellor but which are almost useless for spiritual purposes from the in- [insufficiency] sufficiency of theix [their] endowment, on a footing to secure to the peo- [pro- people] ple [le] resident within their limits all the advantages to be derived from the ministrations of a resident pastor. With respect to the remaining 447 benefices, which vary from 200 to 1,207 in value, the report recommends that so many of them should be sold by private contract as might be necessary to produce the million sterling wanted for the erection of the 600 new churches, for which the commissioners are anxious to provide; the rest they are willing to leave at the disposal of the Great Seal. Ample funds for the endowment of the new parishes thus created might, they think, be eventually derived from the method of dealing with church leasehold property which is recom- [com- recommended] mended by the Episcopal and Capitular Revenues Commis- [Comms- Commission] sion [ion] in their recently published report. ; FIRE aT THE on a a Trrrsk [Thirsk] Station.-On Satur- [Star- Saturday] ay evening, a wooden building, used as a tempo goods' station or warehouse, by the Leeds and Thirsk ilway [railway] Company, in Wellington-street, Leeds, accidentally got on fire, and in less than half an hour was burnt to the und, [and] Five goods' trucks, partly laden with leather, stationery, &c., were very much injured. SiN3ULAR [Similar] PRESENTIMENT.-On Monday, the 6th of May, person residing at Silkstone, named Jonas Cooke, seventy yes of age, who was rather an eccentri [eccentric character, and o2 sionally [finally] had drinking bouts of a week's duration, told several persons that he should die at the end of three weeks, and that he should spend the first week in drinking ; the second 1n settling his accounts with man; and the third in settling his books for heaven, which he thought he should be able to accomplish by Saturday night in the third week. He was drinking the whole of the first week and frequently alluded to his expected death. The second week he followed his avocation of shoemaker. On Tues- [Tuesday] day in the third week he was taken ill, and had medical attendance, which he said was of no use whatever, for he should die on Saturday; and he died on Saturday night at eleven o'clock.- [clock] Birmingham Mercury. . THE OF MorMonirEs. [Mormons] Sunday evening, at dusk, the inhabitants of Pentonville-hill were somewhat 4 astonished at seeing two carriages drive up to the Penton- [Pentonville] ville [villa] Swimming Baths, containing ladies, attired in the most fashionable manner. The ladies were observed to go into the boxes, and begin to undress themselves. In the meantime, the Rev. Mr, Ook, [Oak] of thé [the] Pickering-street Mor- [Or- Moment] monite [minute] or Latter-day Saints' place of worship, had addressed the auditory. He plunged into the water, his dress bein [being] made of Macintosh's waterproof cloth, and there awai [away] the arrival of the ladies about to be baptised. He gave out a hymn, in the singing of which all present joined. After a short interval the ladies made their appearance in bathing dresses, and, after having plunged about the water for some minutes, they were immersed three times, after which the rev. gentleman blessed them, and the ceremony of baptism, according to the rites of the Latter-day Saint's religion, was terminated. The singing of a hymn loséd lose] the pro- [proceedings] ceedings. [proceeding] It was stated that the ladies were suddenly struck with the ideas of the Mormonites [Moments] relative to bap- [baptism] tism, [tim] and at once consented to be followers of them. Their names did not transpire, though their equipages proved - they belonged to the higher orders of society.- [society] Daily ews. [es] THE GorHaM [Graham] CasE.-Arrangements [Case.-Arrangements] have been made for holding a great public meeting of the clergy and laity of the Church of England on Thursday next, the 27th inst., for the adoption of certain resolutions with reference to the late decison [decision] of the Judicial Committee in the case of Gorham v. the Bishop of Exeter, and the consquences [consequence] arising therefrom. The meeting is looked forward to with much interest by what is gencrally [general] termed the High Church Party, the principal men conected [connected] with whieh [which] will be present to take part in the proceedings. An address to the Throne will be submitted to the meeting, setting forth the Church's rights as to spiritual freedom, reminding Her Majesty of the declaration prefixed to the Articles of Religion, and praying therefore the Royal liconse [license] that con- [convocation] vocation may be summoned for the express purpose of vindicating or authoritatively declaring the doctrine of the submitted a memorial to the episcopate of the two provinces, including the colonial bishops, as being technically in the. province of Canterbury, and an address to the bishops of Scotland expressive of thankfulness and confidence. The day is to open with the celebration of the most selemn [solemn] ce- [ecclesiastical] clesiastical [ecclesiastical] offices in several London churches, and those who purpose taking part in the meeting will be invited to attend service either at Westminster Abbey or St. Paul's Cathedral. SHUTTING THE Post OFFICE ON SunDA Ss.- A [Sunday Ss.- A] Liver- [Liverpool] pool Merchant, writing to the Times of Saturday, in reference to the order in council for stopping all post-office labour on the Sabbath, forcibly remarks as follows, When I was last in London (not many weeks back) it was my for- [fortune] tune to pass by the porches of more than one of your west- [Western] end chapels and churches-one of them in South Audley- [Illustrate] street-about [about] half past one p.m. The number of gay equipages collected round them was so great that one might have supposed oneself to be assisting at the termina- [terminal- termination] tion [ion] of a theatrical performance. Who groomed those horses so sprtcely, [separately] who turned out those carriages so neatly It was done of course by hands; and who set the hands a-going It may be Lord Ashley may go on foot to his own place of worship of a Sunday but will he tell us that every seventh day he satisfies his hunger with a sand- [sandwich] wich [which] cut over night, and quenches his thirst at the water- [water decanter] decanter upon his dressing-table If the practice of the Neo-Postals [Neo-Postal] fall me jot or tittle short of perfection, let them set their own houses in order before meddling with the necessary busizess [business] of the countr [country] even although an infinitesimally sina2 [sin] proportion of that business must be transacted on the Smday. [Sunday] Lord Ashley may, for ought I know, be the moral phenomenon who would alone be en- [entitled] titled to head such a movement, but I am acquainted with at least one part of Great Britain where strong Sabbatarian fecling [feeling] and laxity of practice go hand in hand. To be accurate, I should say that I am speaking of Scotland as it was some seven or eight years ago, and I am not aware matters are changed for the better. I now what a Glasgow Sunday evening is, or was, and the religious fervour of the bost-pransile [best-principle] whiskey-tippling as woll [will] as of the morning's devotions. I niay [ny] of course be wrong, but for my part I do not hold these pious Scotch Baechanalians [Bacchanalian] entitled to ebar bar] me from the receiving my letters on a Subday; [Sunday] nant [nan] 'with my own notions of right and wrong. What would they say to an. addres [address] to the Queen to eat down j ciation, [cation] were afterwards drunk, and BRADFORD ASSOCIATION FOR IMPROVING THE BREEDS OF PIGS AND POULTRY. The annual exhibition of this institution toek [took] place on Wednesday, on thé [the] Cricket Ground, Great Hortea [Shorten] Road. The show of pigs was equal to that of last year, and the show of poultry far surpassed its predecessors. Amongst the pigs were many very finé [fine] ani [an] both as to breed and size; and the poultry incladed [included] many rare and beautiful birds. The attendance of visiters [visitors] was not so numerous aa in previous years, and the founders of this excellent institution feel themselves tly [ty] disco ed. The judyes [judges] for pigs, were Mr. John Hannam, of North Deighton, Wetherby, and Mr. W. Cattle, of Arthington; and for the poultry, Mr. Nutt, of York, 'and Mr. M. 8. Kenny, of Hatifix. [Halifax] The excellent quality of the stock rendered the tities [cities] of judges most itficult [difficult] and onerous, and they were engaged from an early hour in the morning in awarding the various prizes, but ther [the] good judgment would doubtless give abundant satis- [sates- satisfaction] ctien. [ten] At six o'clock some forty gentlemat, [gentleman] members and friends of the association, sat down to a sumptuons [consumption] dinner at the George Hotel, Bradford. HENry [Henry] Forses,Esq., [Forces,Esq] the Mayor, end President of the Enstitution, [Institution] presided; and Councillor Picker, one ofthe [of the] Vice-Presidents, eccupied [occupied] the vice-chair, Among the gentlemen present were Aldermen Salt and S. Smith Councillors Rouse and C. Lees; Messrs. John Heaton (Leeds), W. Andrews, H. Clapham, Keigh- Neigh- Keighley] ley), W. Birchall, J. D. Perfect, W. Tuke. Nutt, J. Han- [Hannam] nam, [man] J. Dalby, G. Armitage, &e. A number of toasts, having reference chiefly to the asso- [ass- suitably] suitably reaponded [responded] to by 'various gent PB. LIST OF PRIZES. Pies. Class 1.-For the best boar of any age, large breed, 3; best sow, 3. Boars two competitors; 1, George E. Tay- [Taylor] lor, [or] of Meanwood, [Mean wood] near Leeds. Sows seven compétitors [competitors] ; 1, Joseph Tuley, of Keighiey; [Keighley] com. William Abbott, of Woodhouse Carn . Class 2 -For the best boar of any age, middle breed, 3; second, 1 10s.; [1st] best sow, 3; second, 1 70s. Boars two competitors; 1, Thorhas [Thomas] Ambler, of Manningham; [Manning] 2, Henry Fawcett, of Leeds. Sows seven competitors; I, James Robinson, of Bradford; 2, Richard Broughton, of Woodhouse, Leeds. Class 3.-For the bést [best] boar, of any age, small breed, 3; second, 1 10s.; [1st] best sow, 3; second, 1 10s. Boars; eight competitors; 1, Edwin Eddison, Headingley ; 2, John Chambers, Woodhouse; com. Joseph Tuley, Keighley. Sows ten competitors; 1, Thomas Pearson, Leeds 2, Samuel Ormitage, [Armitage] Thornton-road, Bradford. Class 4.-For the best boar, not excééding [exceeding] 14 months old, middle breed, 2; second, 1; best sow, 2; second, 1. Boars seven 1, Joseph Foster, of tie Beo [Be] Hive Inn, Bradford; 2, John Ross, Lamb-lane, Brad- [Bradford] ford. Sows eight competitors; 1, Joseph Tuley, Keigl [Kiel Kiel] Key 2, Jchn [John] Ross, Bradford com. Hudson Clough, Brad- [Bradford] ord. Class 5.-For the best boar, not exceéding [exceeding] 14 months, small breed, 2; second 1; best sow, 2; second, 1. Boars-seven 1. William Shaw, of Lister's Arms, Bradford ; 2. by G. Taylor, Meanwood [Mean wood] com. William Smith, Halifax; com. William Mark, Undercliffe. [Undercliff] Sows-twelve; 1. Tim. Town, Keighley; 2. Wm. Shaw, of Bradford; com. Henry Akroyd, ot Saville House, Halifax. . Class 6.-For best pen of three pigs of one litter, under six months, middle breed, 1; second, 10s.; [1st] 1. Hudson Clough, Bradford 2. Richard Atkinson, of Yeadon, Class 7.-For the best pen of three pigs of one litter, under six months, small breed, 1; second, 10s. Four; 1, and 2. James Dixon, West Brook Place, Horton. Class 8.-For the best store pig, of any age, 1 10s.; [1st] second, 15s. Three; 1. E. Eddison, Headingley; 2. Robt. Caxon, [Canon] Holbeck com. James Robinson, Bradford. Class 9.- or the best store pig, property of a labouring man, 1 5s. secorid, [scored] 12s. 6d. Joseph Beanland, Bradford 2. James Brumfit, Woodhouse Carr, POULTRY. Ciass [Class] 10.-Fot [10.-For] the two best black Spanish hen and cock, 10s.; [1st] second, 5s. Five competitors. 1. Henry Clapham, Keighley; 2. Wm. Tuke, Carlton Cottage, Otley; com. Fred. Burt, Huddersfield. Class the three best Dorking hens and cock, 10s second, 5s. Three. 1, Wm. Birchall, West-house, Bradford 2, John Hudson, jun., near Halifax, com., Jchn [John] W. Scriven, near Gtley. [Otley] Class 12.-For the two best Cochin China hens and cock, 10s. second, Ss. Five. 1, C.S. Floyd, Holmfirth. Class 13.- or the two best Malay hens and cock, 10s. second, 5s. Hight. [High] 1, Thomas Pearson, Leeds 2, Wm. Birchall, Bradford com., Wm. Birehall. [Birchall] Class 14.-For the two best golden pheasant hens and cock, 10s. second, 5s. Eleven. 1, H. Clapham; 2, H. ham com., James Dixon, Horton. . Class 15.-For the two best silver pheasant hens and cock, 10s. second, 5s. Twelve. 1, George Hanson, Goit- [Goit] ap Wilsden 2, Wm. Ludlam, Bradford com., Wn. udiam. [Adam] Class 1 .--For the two best chittaprat [chartered] hens and cock, 10.; second, 5s. Eleven. 1, Jos. Tuley; 2, H. Clapham ; com., James Robinson. Class 17.-For the two best game hens and cock, 10s.; [1st] second, ds, Seven. 1, Wm. Smith, Halifax; com., James Gough, Thorp Arch, . Class 18.-For the two best golden Hamburgh [Hamburg] hens and cock, 10s.; [1st] second, 5s. One entry only. 1, ol, Armitage, Thornton Road, Bradford. Class 19.-For the two, best silver Hamburgh [Hamburg] hens and cock, 10s.; [1st] second, 5s. 1, James Dixon... Class 20.-For any district breed not mentioned in tha [that] above classses, [classes] two hens and cock, 10s.; [1st] second, 5s. One. 1, John Topham, Horton. Class 21.-Fer the best six chickens, of Spanish, Dork ing, Cochin China, or Malay breeds, 10s. second, 5. Six. 1, C. 8. Floyd ;' 2, Thomas Pearson commended, Thomas Pearson. Class 22.-For the two best gold and silver spangled bantam hens and cock, 10s. Green-royd, [Green-road] Halifax; 2 Seven. 1, J wson, [son] of ) i H. Clapham. Class 24.-For the two best white, black, or any other variety of bantam hens and cock, 10s. Six. 1, Joseph Rinder, of Elmwood-grove, Leeds, and J. S. Rawson, cf Green-royd, [Green-road] equal for the prize; 2, J. S. Rawson. . Class 25.- For the two best ducks and drakes, 10s. ; second, 5s. Eight. 1, H. Ciapham [Charm] 2, Geo. Hanson, jun., Wilsden; com., John W. Scriven. Class 26.-For the four best ducklings, 10s.; [1st] second, 53. Three. 1, James Robinson 2, Jonathan Craven, Clayton. Ch Extra Stock. Commended, James Dixon, Horton. ' One of the chickens shown in this (the first prize) lot, a pallet of the Cochin China breed, hatched-on the 1ith [with] January st, laid her first egg on the 18th instant. A CaniyEt [Canister] was held on Tuesday, at the Foreign office. The Ministers present, were-Lord John Russell, the Marquis of Lansdowne, the Earl of Minto, Sir George Gréy, [Grey] Viscount Palmerston, Earl Grey, the Chancellor ot the Exchequer, Sir Francis Baring, Sir John Hobhouse, the Right Hon. H. Labouchere, [Labourer] the Earl of Carlisle, and the Right Hon. Fox Maule. The Council sat two hours, REPRESENTATION OF SaLIsBuRY.-It [Salisbury.-It] is generally. re- [reported] ported that Charles Penruddocke, [periodic] Esq., of Campton Cham- [Chan- Chamberlayne] berlayne, [Berlin] intends to come forward as a candidate for this city, on the Protéctionist. [Protectionist] interest, whenever am election may occur. It is fully understood that F. W. Slade, sg will be a candidate on the same interest. -Hampshire Advertiser. RETURN OF THE CoURT [Court] FROM OSBORNE.-The Queen and Prince Albert, accompanied by their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales, Prince Alfred, the Princess Royai, [Royal] the Princess Alice, the Princess Helena, the Princess Louisa, and the infant Prince, left Osborne at five minutes pert two ox Tuceday [Tuesday] Gono Gone] embarked in the 'airy royal yacht, crossed to rt, and travelled to town by a ial [al] train on the London and South-Western Railway, The august party proceeded from the Nine Elms station in five royal carriages, eacorted [acted] by a detachment of the 16th Lancers, to Buckingham Palace, where they arrived at six o'clock. ; An Eccentric CHaRACTER.-Two [Character.-Two] or three weeks since, an aged and wealthy English gentleman, named Hartley, who had many years in France,-died at Calais. When a young man, he had lived in Southampton, where he had considerable property. Mortified by some domestic misfortune while residing in that town, he locked up hia [his] house,. furnished as it was, and went abroad. From that time he never resided in it, and refused to let or sell it, and there it stahds [stands] in the High-street, with a dwarf brick wall and trees and weeds before it, Some years ago, a dis- [disreputable] reputable fellow was seen on the rdof, [roof] and on investigation it was found that some thieves had been living in the house, and were secretly earrying [carrying] off the furniture. Mr. Hartley owned a large piece of garden ground nearthe [neath] Southampton Railway terminus, which he refused although he might have had a building land price for it. Tho Itchen Bridge Company took a portion by act of Parliament, but he.refused to accept the price awarded, ahd [had] the mohey [money] is now in the, bank into which it-wag-paid. After he was dead, it was found by his will that he desired to be buried in a London Wesleyan. burial ground, and that he has bognea [begone] shed fo, the. corporation of Bouthampton [Southampton] certain roperty [property] for the purpose of forming a library and scientiti [scientific] in that town, which will amount, it is fully believed whiskey-toddy throughout Scttlaad [Scotland] on the Sabbath day to a sum of not less than 20,000 or 25,000,