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THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1850. APPROACHING ELECTION oF IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS. last a lengthy address was issued by Mr. sk the Buxton Road, inviting the ratepayers and other inhabitants to meet him at the Guildhall, on Thursday evening, to consider what candidates should be put in nomination to fill up the six vacancies occurring on the 5th of next month in the Improvement Commissioners' body. In the early part of this week Mr. Brook issued another philippic throughout the town, challenging the Editor of the Chronicle to meet him at the above-named meeting, and there discuss with dim the various points alluded to in Mr. Brook's first address. On Wednesday evening Mr. Brook sent, round private circulars among his real or supposed supporters, inviting them to mcet [met] him at the Pack Horse, the same evening, to arrange the pre- [preliminaries] liminaries [preliminaries] for the public meeting of the following night. These notes of preparation being extensively circulated in all parts of the borough, caused the meeting to assume a somewhat more important aspect than it otherwise would have done, which was further enhanced by the issue of a joint address on Thursday, at noon, signed by Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners [sinners] Crosland, Moore, and John Brook, three of the retiring Commissivners [Commissioners] (but who are again candidates), in which they intimated it as their intention to attend the above meeting to answer any questions that might be put to them. Some time before the proceedings commenced on Thursday, the Guildhall was full, and during the even- [evening] ine [in] was densely packed in every part. The audience was extremely uproarious, the interruptions being exceedingly frequent, and rendered the duties of the chairman most difficult and annoying. On the motion of Mr. Robert Spivey, seconded by Mr. Thomas Denham, Mr. ABRAHAM WALKER was called to the chair. After reading the placard calling the meetinz, [meeting] and expressing his wish that a fair and open hearing should be granted to each speaker, he called upon . Mr. JAMES who. after kindly suggesting that six pennyworth of candles should be bought, for which his six- [sixpence] pence was ready, proceeded to address the assembled fellow-ratepayers. He complained at being considerably annoyed by the of his friends, who for a few weeks past had been continually stopping him in the street to enquire, Who are we to have as Commissioners in the place of those who have to retire What is to be done respecting this election To avoid this in future he had himself decided upon calling that meeting, and then began to arrange an address to the ratepayers. When he had got it combined together he went to the ordering him to print 2,000- hear, [2,W- hear] hear)-and to print a handbill, ecall- [call- calling] ing a public meeting, in order to determine upon the choice of proper persons to elect as Commissioners in the place of those who were retiring. This address of his came out last Friday. He had his cye [ce] to their local paper. He thought he would not send it out until it was too late for them to make any remarks upon it, but it seemed they were over sharp upon him-(laughter)-and he was rather surprised, on the Saturday, to see the keen remarks which weve [wee] made, and which he thouzht [thought] were rather uncalled for. (Laughter.) It had been hinted in those remarks that he was acting ander [under] the Gas Company. Now nothing was further from the truth. (Hear, hear.) Last year he issued an address, which, with the other expenses of the election, cost him seven pounds, towards which the gas company never gave him the value of a single penny. He did receive two pounds, but not from that quarter. Neither had he received anything towards the expenses of the present election. (Hear, hear) In consequence of that article appearing in the local paper, he had given a printed invitation to meet the Editor of the Chronicle there before the ratepayers, and he hoped if that gentleman was present he would show his face and lei them talk it over. (Hear, anda [and] laugh.) Mr. Brook continued in this strain for sume [sum] time, and referred to a second placard which had been issued, signed by T. P. Crosland, W. Moore, and John Brook, in which they expressed themselves prepared nswer [answer] any charges which might be preferred against them. Well, he had made several charges in his address, and he should be very glad to hear what kind of an answer they could make to them. (Hear, hear.) He could only say he had chapter and verse for everything he had said. (Mr. Moore- Then begin [begin] Hear, hear, laughter, and cries of chair, chair He would like these three gentlemen to settle amongst them. selves who was to be the spokesman. (Mr. Moore.- We will please ourselves, and act by the inspiration of the Spirit. (Roars of laughter.) He did not come to face three individuals at once. He would take one at once, and all three one after another. Bravo, hear, hear, and laughter.) Now he charged their Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners [sinners] with lavish and unnecessary expenditure,-(hear, hear,)-and he was prepared to prove these charges from their own documents. The salaries which had been granted had been unreasonable and enormous. (Hear, hear, and cries of Joshua Hobson to wit. Now, under the Board of Surveyors they hada [had] working surveyor, at something like 26s. a week salary, for which he had to survey the streets aud [and] work occasionally amongst the men. (Hear, hear.) When the Commissioners brought their Improvement Bill into operation, for that very department they had got a senior and a junior clerk with 150 a-year betwixt them they had got a clerk of works with 150; W] they had gota [got] surveyor with 60, and their friend Mr. Moocre [Moore] wanted to make it 100. (Hear, hear.) Besides this they had elected a book-keeper under the lerk clerk] of works for 80. Now there were a number of officers having nearly 400 a-year, for what 26s. used to pay for. (No, no. He said this was no improvement,-it was lavish expenditure. (Hear, hear.) There was another mode of improvement they had introduced amongst them which was attendant with an expense of 200, and that was the public and street manure-(A voice on the bench- Have you examined the reports which they have issued, )-and is Joss was incurred in order to entail a positive injury upon the town. (Hear.) Formerly every owner of this kind of manure had his friend or customer in the country who came with a cart and took it away before eight o'clock in the morning but now the Commissioners took a cart which cost a deal of money, and he had seen this cart standing at mid-day in the middle of the town, stinking and drying in the burning sun. When the farmer took it there was no trouble. This is all emptied at Low-bridge, and the inhabitants who live near to it told him, that when the wind was in a certain quarter they were nearly stenched [stench] out of the house. Previously the farmers had to be out of the town before eight, but now they were going through the town at all hours of Under the old Commissioners board, they did not allow farmers to fetch it after eight in the morning. But not only are the Commissioners lax in this particular, but allow farmers to go to Long-bridge and bring it through the town, and that was what they called improvement. He said to his fellow rate-payers it was a kind of improvement they ought to put a stop to. (Hear, hear.) With regard to the gas question, he charged them with delusion, with fraud, and with hypocrisy in agitating that question. He had stated his charges, and he wished to these parties what they had got to say respecting theirs-but only one at once. (Hear, hear, and laughter.) Mr. Moore -You hav'n't [have'n't] finished have you Laughter.) a Mr. Broox.-Oh, [Brook.-Oh] I have to begin again when you have oue. [our] Mr. BEauMonT [Beaumont] then presented himself and made a few remarks on the object of the meeting, expressing his partial concurrence with Mr. Brook on the gas question, and con- [concluded] cluded [eluded] by introducing Mr. T. P. Crosland. T. P. CRosLanp, [Crosland] Esq., on rising was received with loud applause, and said that he tuund [turned] himself somewhat in a dilemma, because he was called upon to answer some- [something] thing that he really did not know required any answer. (Hear, hear.) Every observation that had been made by Mr. James Brook was what they ought to have known themselves when they got the Improvement Bill, and not have come there to ask iim [him] to answer, as a Commissioner, for carrying out what they went to parlia- [Parliament- parliament] ment [men] to get. (Hear, hear, and crics [cries] of Ho, ho, we do not. It had been said hear both sides, and he hoped that the very little he had occasion to say on that matter they would hear. Now, he considered the only thing he was called upon to answer in Mr. Brook's observations was what Mr. Beaumont thought unanswerable, and that was relating to the gas question. He considered that the only question h2 was called upon to answer; and he would tell them why. Mr. Brvok [Brook] told them that they, as Commissioners, hed [he] been uanecessarily [necessarily] lavish in their expenditure in the appointment of certain officers to do certain work. He (the speaker) contended that when the ratepayers went for their act of parliament they imposed unon [Union] the Commissioners certain work to do, and consequently imposed upon them the necessity of so acting. (Hear, hear.) At that time he did not think it necessary to say whether they ought to g0 to parliament to make a man wash his face or not-to cleanse privies or his stveets-but [streets-but] he said they had gone to parltament, [Parliament] and rendered it imperative upon the Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners [sinners] to carry out the powers obtained-(applause) ;-and now they were coming forward-if he was to credit Mr. Brook, to tax the Commissioners for what they (the rate- [ratepayers] payers) themselves had done. (Hear, hear.) With regard to the much agitated gas question they would allow him to say a few words, inasmuch as Mr. Brook had taxed these Commissioners for having advocated what the ratepayers memorialised them to do-(hear, hear)-an investigation into th present system of gas Mmana-rement, [Man-Regent] and also as to how far it would be beneficial to the public at large for the ratepayers to have the gas works, through the Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners, [sinners] in their own hands. (A voice 'It would be none, we should have to pay it in salaries. No man had heard him say, at the Commissioners' Board, that they ought to take the gas works. But he would tell them what he had done-and he did not shrink from having done it - all that he had advocated was fearlessly to insist, within the limits of the Improvement Act, that the Commissioners should enquire what powers they have respecting the gas-works-and if necessary to recommend the Commissioners to purchase these works-or if they thought proper to recommend the Commissioners to erect new ones. (Hear, and applause.) Was there anything unfair-was there anything dishonest-was there anything hypocritical in that No, no. He said there was no hypocrisy. They, the ratepayers, had been to parliament for the better management of the town's affairs-and some of the provisions of that act gave them-he said it fear- [fearlessly] lesely-the [Lisle-the -the] power to purchase gas-works to light their own town, and to do what they liked with their gas. (Hear, hear.) Let him tell them what the agitation of that gas business had done for them-and what that Improvement Bilt [Built] had done for them with regard to gas. At the time when the Commissioners-who were then to be the butt of individuals-for fearlessly carrying out their own wishes,- [wishes] (a y1 wse)-at [we)-at] the time he said that these Improvement Commissioners came into operation, what were they paying for lighting the streets ould [old] they allow him to tell the pies bey paid 47s. for every lamp that was lighted in etown. [town] What had the Commissioners contracted tor the ane [an] day with the Gas Company Why, 32s. (Hear, hear.) the agitation on the question done no good Why it He leh [le] Me ety [et] 8 lamp in their town from 47s. to 32s. of He will dn 11 with that as he could. (Cries [C] that, and laughter.) These gentlemen ae down fom [from] London before their Improvement oo they heard what the ratepayers their ting, fsaid [said] that t --had made an improviden [improved] t bargain co chet [chest] Phe [The] present Co issioners [permission] had tried to be effected a considerable saving. (Interruption.) The number of lamps they had at the period he was now speaking of in their streets-and they required no more-was 260. Now they had 400-and [W-and] he could tell that meeting that complaints were pouring in daily upon the Commissioners that the town was not suffi- [suffer- sufficiently] ciently [cent] lighted. (Applause.) The price, too, they id before for as was 4, now they a 26s. the rice they paid for glazing the lamps was from . and now it oe only Bs. 94. (Cries of That's owing 6 the duty being taken off glass, laughter ang [an] enon [non] 'thee He thought they were anxious to hear all Now, oe were matters that Mr. Brook, or they themselves, might ies [is] 'Is that salary, continued inter- [inter grapple] grapple with. (Cries k's stipula [staple] ruption, [eruption] and cries of chair, Mr. Brook's stipula- [staple- stipulation] tion [ion] of one at once. It had been said by Mr. Brook that he, and the Commissioners with whom he had acted, must either be hypocrites, or that they must be dishonest men, for advocating an into these gas-works. Now he (the speaker) told Mr. Brook to his face-and he told that mecting [meeting] that they were neither hypocrites nor dishonest men. (Hear, hear, and applause.) But he would tell them what they were-fearless enough. They (the Commissioners) were appointed to that post to do their duty. (Hear, hear.) Let him ask what dis- [dishonesty] honesty would there be in their Commissioners if they were found carrying a resolution that they should either purchase the old gas-works or erect new ones Let them just examine the conditions on which these gas- [gasworks] works were founded and placed. They would recollect that some twenty years ago, or perhaps more (Mr. Moore thirty' ), a number of gentlemen formed themselves into a company with a view to lighting the town of Hudders- [Udders- Huddersfield] field. Did the meeting think that such gentlemen did so purely from a patriotic motive Had they no eye to doubling the amount of money paid Had they no eye to 15 per cent (Laughter.) He would say this, that to even suppose such a company had no other object in view but the benefit of the town was more than human nature could attain to. (Hear, hear.) But let the meeting look at the position in which they were placed. These gentle- [gentlemen] men established themselves as a company without going for an act of parliament to grant them the right to occupy the streets they went on dividing their premiums, and making their bonuses up to the present time, and the only legal standing they had had up to the present moment was, that they had registered the company-as many thousand now defunct railways had done since that time. They (referring to the firm of G. Crosland and Sons) had begun, for instance, to light the little township of Lockwood w th gas. They had done this as a private firm. Were they doing this only for the benefit of Lockwood or, was there not a bit of self in it He told them honestly there was. And if it did not pay, and pay them well, they would not doit. [dot] In 1847 gas was charzed [charged] by the Huddersfield Company, he thought about 6s. 8d. The town had it at present, owing to their Improvement Bill and the agitation that has taken place, at 4s. (A Voice It costs us more now than it did before. Well, then, if it costs them more, they ought to have a committee and a sifting investigation as to how these works were managed-as to whether they ought not to have gas works of their own. For that some men had called them unscrupulous robbers. He and his coad- [road- coadjutors] jutors [jurors] were not robbers, but they were anxious to do their duty. (Hear, hear.) What did the meeting think the gas works paid towards the rating of the town. How much were they worth Perhaps some 60,000. 30,000.) Well, say 30,000. How much were they rated at to the poor rates Why, forthe [forth] annual value of 400. (Shame, shame.) These were manifest and grievances that wanted lookinz [looking] into. He wanted them to put men on the Commissioners' Board who would look into them. (Hear, hear.) He lo. k2d [2d] upon all men that came to that meeting as honest m [in] n, and he expected that anything Mr. Brook had done was from a patriotic motive. He (the speaker) would like to give him credit for such motives. There was something said about dirt and filth by that gentleman. It had been said the Commissioners had increased their paid men. And why -because those they had before were not sufficient for the work. Question, question. He con- [contended] tended that was the question. Certainly, certainly. ) Under the old board of authority-the board par ex- [excellence] cellence-how [excellent-how -how] many scavengers had they for Hadders- [Ladders- Huddersfield] field Why only eight. How many had they at the present time Twenty. Was their town too clean ( No, no. Were the men idle men (A Voice It's not half so clean as it used to be.) He (the speaker) would tell that man, whoever he was, that he had no regard to candour or honesty when he told them that there was no improvement in the Huddersfield streets. (Hear, hear, aud [and] applause.) He (Mr. Crosland) told the ratepayers, and through them the public, that there was a great, a visible, a mighty improvement in that respect. (Hear, hear.) What had they done with the old Post-office-yard They had purified it, comparatively speaking, from the filth, and dens, and sinks of everything foul and vile. (Applause; and Mr. Brook, Who paid for it It was to the honour of the Commissioners that they had purified such places as Windsor-court, Barker's-yard, and the Club- [Clubhouses] houses. He repeated, it was a great honour to them, and a benefit to the town and if the ratepayers had to pay a little more, they had the advantage of improved health, a purer atmosphere, and the doctor less uently [until] at their doors. (Hear, hear.) That man who re to be cleanly in his habits must perish. (Hear, hear, and applause.) And nobody but those who wished to wallow in filth and mire would wish to go back to the old system. (Cheers.) Gentlemen would recollect a time when fever raged when contagion was spreading in every direction; and when the inhabitants of Huddersfield were called upon to contribute 400 for its purification. He (Mr. Crosland) said it was the duty of the Commissioners to take the bull by the horns, and where they met these nuisances to set manfully to work, whether they belonged to that man or the other man, and remove them. (Hear, hear, and interruption.) He could imagine a man unaccustomed to cleanse out the accumulated filth of years, feeling sore. But he misunder- [mi sunder- misunderstood] stood the people of Huddersfield, if they did not admire the manner in which these nuisances had swept away. (A Moor's-hill wanted looking after as well as Post-office-yard. Johnny hill did want looking after. (Applause.) He thought it would, perhaps, be the best plan for him (the speaker) to finish before he sat down, and not do it by bits, as his friend Mr. Brook had done; he would, therefore, when that gentleman began next time, give him something to do. (Laughter, cries of Order, order, and loud interruption.) His (Mr. Cros- [Cross- Crosland] land's) [s] wish was to burk [Burke] nothing. He had nothing to burk [Burke] because if he looked back upon every vote he had given, he felt proud of it-(hear, hear) ;-and another thing, if they elected him again as a Commissioner, when he went back-( Very unlikely, and cries of We weant [went] have thee, 'We will, with loud laughter, and renewed interruption)-when he went back, his past votes they might take as an index of what his future ones would be. (Hear.hear.) A rate at 1s. 8d. in the pound upon the district in which the Commissioners had power to rate, would raise 4,910 4s. 6d. Since that body came into existence, the ratepayers had had one rate collected and another rate levied. ('It is all spent, and uproar.) The two rates to- [together] gether [ether] would realise 9,820 9s. (Further interruption in the body of the meeting.) This sum was exclusive of new property which ought to be added, and which would make a rate of 1s. Sd. in the pound realise 5,000. Now, the in- [inhabitants] habitants were not going to be much more taxed than pre- [previously] viously, [obviously] although they were receiving far more benefits. The general expenditure of the Commissioners had been, for two years, 9,167 6s. 2d., for which there were two rates realising 9,820, at 1s. 8d. in the pound. Now, where the ratepayers were going to be much worse he could not tell. (Hear, hear.) There was another thing gentlemen must take into account, in weighing what they had done. They must consider that the number of watchmen and police in the town at the time the Commissioners came into office was eight watchmen in summer and twelve in winter,- [winter] (A voice- Why they are of no use, and laughter)-they ought to know better than that. They had now, nineteen in summer and twenty in winter. Was their town too well looked after (A voice- Yes, for some of them, and laughter.) Then; he told them, it was only too well watched for those who wished to be dishonest. We should like you to put honest men on then. Under the old system the rates were solely and exclusively for public purposes. Neither body, whether the old surveyors or the lighting and watching had authority to execute or to complete the execution of private works. Now, he con- [conceived] ceived [received] that the Improvement Act had been a very great benefit in that respect, inasmuch, as now, if private indi- [India- individuals] viduals [individuals] won't do what is necessary for public convenience, then the Board of Commissioners can step in and do such work, and make the owners not cnly [only] pay the amount expended, but the interest into the bargain. (Hear, hear.) That was what some of those old stagers-men [stages-men] who hated improvement in everything-men that liked to receive rents for their miserable hovels they called dwellings, did not like. (Hear, hear, and cheers.) He could understand gentlemen who had been receiving their incomes-gentlemen who had been receiving exhorbitant [exorbitant] rents for miserable holes that were scarcely fit to put a pig into-he could imagine such men, when they found that there was a power in existence which would knock from under them such a foundation, feeling sore. (Cheers, and cries of How do you like that Jemmy Let them, at the coming election, send men to the Commissioners' Board who, when four or five hundred of the ratepayers memorialised them to investigate into any- [anything] thing, would not at that Board say- No everything has gone on as well as can be, and there requires no inter- [interference] ference, [France] either with the cleansing, or lighting, or watch- [watching] ing of the town. They did not like investigation, it was what they dreaded. These men knew that if the Com- [Commissioners] missioners were only to investigate they would report honestly and fearlessly, and then no Board of Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners [sinners] could stand against such a report, and would be obliged to act up to it. (Hear, hear.) There was another subject he wished to speak to them about. Mr. Brook had talked to them about the Improvement Bill as if it was a matter of choice whether they would have it or not. But they had it, and had paid dearly for it too; and he thought that man was acting dishonestly who who did not give them (the ratepayers) all the benefit the bill could confer. Mr. Brook imagined that if he was at the Commissioners' Board he could do as he liked, but if he did he would find himself mandamussed [mandamus] some morning for not carrying out the act of for he says that those who want private works doing must do them themselves. (Mr. Brook- When Violent inter- [interruption] ruption, [eruption] and loud cries of question, question. If it is in his paper point it out. The uproar was not subdued for some time.) Mr. Crosland again proceeded.-With regard to the private improvements that were going on in the town, he would endeavour to prove to them that the borrowing system, which had been so much condemned, was a positive advantage to them. What were gentlemen to do. Sir John Ramsden's Trustees came and told them as Com- [Commissioners] missioners that they wanted Fitzwilliam-street draining. (A voice- Drain it themselves, then, and renewed inter- [interruption] ruption.) [eruption] Well, the fact was, the trustees of Sir John Ramsden could go to that Commissioners' Board, and say, We require a certain amount of drainage or paving doing, and whether Mr. James Brook, or anybody else were there, they could compel the Commissioners to do that work, and that according to act of parliament. (A Voice- [Voice you] You should not have given them that power. It was not the present Commissioners that gave them that power -it was the rate-payers of Huddersfield. (Cheers and ap- [applause] plause.) [clause] And then they were asking the Commissioners to modify what they themselves had done. (Great confusion, amid which were heard cries of We did not want it, and chair, chair. The Commissioners were borrowing money at four or four-and-a-quarter pe cent., and Sir John in was paying them five per cent., thus leaving them a benefit for laying it out. (Hear, hear.) They bor- [or- borrowed] rowed that money, every shilling to be repaid in thirty yearly instalments, whilst Sir John was obliged to pay an- [annually] nually [nearly] back the money let out for drainage or other such purposes, Thus those who lived toe enjoy the benefit, would also participate in the payment. (Renewed confusion.) As an Improvement Commissioner-as one who was named in that act-he went to the Commissioners' Board with a determination to do his duty-(hear, hear)- [hear] he came boldly there that night, and would tell them that he had done his duty, and would leave the issue in their hands. He wasa [was] candidate for re-election. If they liked such men as Mr. Brook-( we wont have them )-if the thought such men would serve them better than himself and coadjutors-why then send them to the Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners' [sinners] Board. But if they ex that private interest would be allowed to outweigh-in his mind-public advan- [advance- advantage] tage, [age] gentlemen must not send him (Mr. Crosland,) because he would not be their man. There had been a good deal said about employing a man from Leeds to put the books to rights. He was not afraid to meet that. He would tell them why they had done so. The old Commissioners had employed men of great respectability inthe [another] town. Who were they ) Well, there was Mr. Houghton. He had the greatest respect for Mr. Houghton, who had been accus- [accuse- accustomed] tomed [toned] to keep the books and accounts; but Mr. Houghton was not able -was not equal to the work wiiich [which] came under his hands in this new state of things, and consequently the books got wrong. The Commissioners, therefore, got a competent man to rectify the books, and the rate-payers had the advantage. Aye we have the advantage. Hear, hear, and applause, followed by a scene of confusion and uproar which baffles our powers of description.) Mr. Crosland resumed-He knew where the shoe pinched. The Commissioners had found in the Clerk of the Board of Works an able, clever, competent man to do his duty- [duty hear] (hear, hear)-and they had fearlessly stuck to him. He (she speaker) had no r ason [son] to be particularly fond of Mr Hobson, (Mr. Moore- Nor I, but when he found a man able to do his duty, he (the speaker) would not shrink from defending him at the cost of a vote. (Renewed uproar.) If the rate-payers thought proper to send him back to the Commissioners' Board, they must look at his past votes and conduct, as an index for the future, Mr. Crosland concluded amidst vociferous cheering. Mr. JAMES BROOK, on rising to reply, after a little in- [interruption] terruption, [eruption] spoke to the following effect He begged leave most distinctly to state that he was no candidate for the post of Commissioner. Nowmind [Mind] that. Oh, oh. He begged leave distinctly to state he had never once announced himself for the post of commissioner. No man could say he had, and he repudiated all insinuations of that kind. (Hear and laughter.) f the meeting should call him for- [forward] ward to bea candidate, he would not refuse such g call. (Hear, hear.) With regard to what Mr. Crosland had said about this Improvement Act, he knew they had got it, but the ratepayers as a body never wanted it-they never applied for it. Question, question. It was only a few interested individuals who applied for that act (interruption) against the wish of the majority of the ratepayers, Now, they had that act of parliament. They could not burn it- [it they] they could not destroy it, and so they must put it into ope- [operation] ration in the least expensive way possible. (Renewed up- [uproar] roar and confusion-a perfect melange of the various cries of the human voice.) Mr. CRosLAND [Crosland] hoped that having heard himself patiently they would hear Mr. Brook. Mr. J, Brook Although they had that Improvement Act, they were not obliged to put every stringent clause into full operation. (Hear, hear.) He did not. believe there was any clause in that act which would compel the Commisioners [Commissioners] to make and drain whatever streets Sir John Ramsden's agents marked out. If Sir John wanted the Commissioners to drain and pave a street let him pay for it as the work proceeded. (Hear, hear.) He had plenty of money-he got plenty from then. (Hear.) Mr. Crosland said they were borrowing money at 4 per cent., and Sir John Ramsden was paying them 5 for it. How could they believe it. It is proved. It ep- [appeared] peared [pared] to him to be very improbable for this reason -the stewards and agents of that estate were in the receipt of nearly 140,000 a-year-the young baronet would have about three millions when he came of age. How have you got to know that His authority was Mr. Moore. (Confusion.) Was it likely that these trustees and agents who have been funding money to some scores of thousands of pounds at 2 per cent., would come and give the Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield [Huddersfield] Commissioners 5 per cent. (Hear, hear, and Mr. Crosland- Do you deny it Now there was a great talk about cock-a-lorum-jig, [cock-a-rum-jig] he did not know what that was -Mr. Crosland- I beg Mr. Brook will not indulge in suppositions. (Repeated interruption.) Well, the Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners [sinners] had borrowed 30,000, and they (the rate-payers) had to pay it. (Mr. Moore-' No you have not. Whe- [The- Whether] ther [the] they got it from one person or another the rate-payers had to stand to it. Mr. Crosland had made a great fussabout [fuss about] glazing the lamps, the cost of the lamp posts, and their pinching every man to the lowest point, yet they were doubling and trebling the expenditure. (Hear, hear, and applause, and Mr. Crosland, 'proof, proof. They had levied two rates, and it was declared above a month ago at the Commissioners' Board that the second rate was allspent. [all spent] (Mr. Crosland- By those who did not know. ) They had received above 2,000 from the old Board of Surveyors-who did not leave a debt but a balance. (Mr. Crosland- Yes, they did. Well that was expended- [expended two] two rates were expended, and nearly 30,000 besides. (Hear, hear, and cries of order, order. Reference had been made to the ability of the Clerk of Works. He (the speaker) wondered what that gentleman had to dco-(a [Co-(a] voice If youdid [you did] you wouldn't. [would't] When he was appointed he went to Leeds to see how they kept their books there. They had to pay for that. He went to Manchester and Liverpool to see how they kept their books there, and if the payment had not been stopped he would have been going about still. (Loud laughter and cheers, mingled with cries of order, order, chair, and Mr. Moocore-- [Moo core-- Moo core] 'In what Mr. Brook states there is not a word of truth. ) They saw with all this extra employment of servants what a mess their books had got into. He understood they had now got a mule load of books, and a mule to keep them. (Laughter, applause, and confusion.) They saw that the books had got into such a mess that there was not a man in Huddersfield could set them right again,-(hear, hear,) and they had to go to Leeds (and there was not a town in the which had kept their books worse than Leeds). Well, Mr. Bolton was engaged at 2 2s. per day, and had received a total of 139 10s. (' Shame, shame. That was not all they had paid another man for helping him-making nearly 200 spent in setting these books to rights. (Dis- [Disapprobation] approbation.) Reference had been made to Mr. Houghton ; he could only say that Mr. Houghton manifested the greatest ability that ever he (the speaker) saw in his life. They might look at his books before the Improvemeat [Improvement] Bill came into operation, and he defied Mr. Bolton, or any other man, to find a single shilling wrong. This man from Leeds had brought a new scheme of keeping their town's books. It was to be done by double entry. Now, if he (Mr. Brook) knew anything of the meaning of double entry, it meant entering a thing twice. Oh, oh, loud laughter, and hear, hear.) Mr. BEAUMONT thought it very unnecessary that the time of the meeting should be taken up by the remarks Mr. Brook. They were not at all tangible-they were nothing to the point. (Cries of Sit down, sit down, and renewed uproar.) Mr. Brook would draw his remarks toa [to] close if they would have a little more patience. He was merely going to say that he could understand the propriety of keepng [keeping] the books of a large mercantile concern by double entry, but he saw no necessity for it in the management of the town's affairs. The simplest form was the best, and they wanted no other. (Hear, hear.) They had seen his re- [remarks] marks on the gas question. The yearly income of all kinds, according to the Commissioners' own statements, was 3,650, and were they to go and borrow money to purchase works that paid no better interest than that Would it be proper for them to erect new gas works, seeing the march of science, how it had progressed throughout the Jand. [And] Would it be wise for them tv make an outlay of 20,000 for such an object with what they saw before them. (Hear, hear.) In many towns they had got the electric light to light up their houses-and there were many other improvements making. (Hear, hear.) He knew it was in contemplation in Huddersfield to construct portable gas apparatus, to be substituted for kitchen fires in cooking. e knew a man who had done this. Would it be wise then to purchase or erect under such asystem [system (Hear, hear.) If they did the town would be a loser, (Mr. Crosland Have I advocated it and Mr. Moore, I have net. ) No one will acknowledge to having advocated this step. (Interruption and disapprobation.) The CHaIRMAN [Chairman Mr. Crosland was going to state that all he had advocated was an enquiry into the mode of conducting the gas works. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Brook Now, these gas works proprietors are thought of in the most invidious manner. He liked fair play. Mr. Moore If you will give me 15 per cent. you may call me what you like, Mr. Brook continued Had the Commissioners been the cause of all the reductions which had taken place in the price of gas. Yes, yes. Why there was only one re- [reduction] duction [Auction] since the question had been agitated, and that was from 5s. to 4s... (A Voice They saw Considering the selfishness of human nature, a great de of credit was due to these proprietors. It was said they were reaping 15 per cent., but there was no proof. There is proof. r. doubling of their shares ani [an] their bonuses is a proof. Mr. Brook-It was their own concern, and they had a right to double it, to treble it, to fible [Bible] it, and doas [does] they liked. (Loud cries of No, no, and 'question, ques- [question] tion. [ion] There was other business to bring before tke [the] meet- [meeting] ing-the [the] electing of men to represeat [represent] them at the Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners' [sinners] Board. They had had a private meeting at the Pack Horse on the previous night, and the gentlemen then named would be recommended. Mr. MoorE-There [Moor-There] were five proposed, and you were in a minority. (Laughter.) Mr. Brook concluded by saying that if they would send six gentlemen who would support economy and common sense in the management of the Board he would willingly pay his share of the expenses. Ifthe [If the] meeting, by a majo- [Major- majority] rity, [city] said he was to go to the poll-he would go-but hitherto he was not a candidate. (Hear, hear, and ap- [applause] plause.) [clause] Mr. CROSLAND again attempted to address the meeti [time] amidst indescribable confusion, which, for atime, [time] coul [could] not be quieted. He merely wished to explain that what he said about the Commissioners borrowing money at four- [four and] and-a-quarter [a-quarter] per cent., and Sir John Ramsden paying them five, was a fact which Mr. Brook had never tried to disprove. They had obtained a reduction of above 7 on each of the public lamps by agitating the gas question. He did not say buy them, but he did say investigate them. (Loud applause.) Mr. LorD [Lord] enquired whether the Ramsden Trustees did not make the tenants pay the five per cent. ae Mr. CrosLanp.-They [Crosland.-They] get every farthing back, and no one ever heard him say Sir John's agents were too merciful to their tenants. But the Commissioners had to deal with the agents, and not with the tenants. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Lorp.-If, [Lord.-If] in making a common sewer, they came upon another street or private drain, would Sir John have to go back to the Commissioners to obtain their sanction 'before proceeding further Mr. CROosLAND.-Every [Crosland.-Every] street must have a thoro [Thorp] drain put into it before it can be called upon to pay for the benefit of the town. If Sir John's agents have to enter these drains to make minor drains, how in the world could the Commissioners interfere. They had no power to inter- [interfere] fere. [free] The only power they had with Sir John was in the main drain, but no one could open into a new street with- [without] out paying for it. Mr. Logp [Log] then nominated the fo tlemen [gentlemen] as low Commissioners -Mesars. -Messrs] Thomas Hayley, i Swallow, Barnard H. Brook, Samuel Makin, Jonathan Leech, and raham [Graham] Walker. AN. Walker refused to stand, and Mr. Crosland was sub- [sub sour] sour. TURNER, solicitor, proposed a second list as Fallows Messrs. Luke Swallow, Thomas Hayley, James Brook, . sland, [land] Thomas Wigney, [Wine] and uel [eel] Hirst. 'nied [need] list was proposed by Mr. JAMES WIGNEY, [WINE] a8 ca lows -Messrs. W. Moore, Joseph Webb, C. S. Floyd, 4 P. Crosland, pamyel [pamela] and John Brook, whic [which] mded [med] by Mr. JOSEPH SHAW. oo. . SAMUEL nominated a fourth list, inclu [include] Messrs. F. Schwann, W. W Willans, Joseph Webb, W. Moore, T. P. Crosland, and John Brook. . Mr. Willans was withdrawn, and Mr. Floyd substituted, and the proposition was seconded by Mr. SAMUEL GLEN- [GLEN] ; We will not attempt to describe the confusion worse con- [confounded] founded into which the proceedings were at this time thrown. It was only after great patience and firmness on the part of the Chairman that anything like quiet was again obtained. After a wordy discussion, it was agreed to sub- [submit] mit [it] the names seriatim, and the following were uleimakely [ultimately] carried -Messrs. James Brook, Samuel Hirst, Frederic Schwann, Jonathan Leech, Luke Swallow, and Thomas ley. . ae announced the intention of himself and friends, as proposed by Mr. Wigney, [Wine] to go to the poll. After a vote of thanks to the Chairman, proposes by Mr. James BROOK, and seconded by Mr. James WIGNEY, [WINE] the meeting broke up about half past ten p.m. BARNSLEY. EXCURSION TO WHARNCLIFFE [ARNCLIFFE] ROCKS. This lovely spot is much frequented by those reciprocal pie nics [nic and re-unions which gladden the hearts of our townspeople, and are as bright spots interspersed through the gloom and monotony of a laborious existence. People from amid the busy throng of a seat of manufacture can now, through the facilities afforded by the majestic locomotive, leave the din of the workshop, and in a comparatively short time be set down in some rural retreat, far away from the hurry and bustle of their own densely-populated neighbourhood. Wharncliffe [Arncliffe] stands pre-eminent as a place of recreation it is a centre to which the excursionists from various surrounding towns may repair. The Sheffield and Manchester railway runs direct through its extensive woods, consequently brings it in direct communication with these places, from which scarcely a month elapses, at this season of the year, without bringing several excursion trains, some of which consist of thousands of individuals. The Barnsley Quadrille Band, with a numerous con- [concourse] course of friends, had an excursion to this place cn Monday last. The party was conveyed by various vehicles, which departed from the Market-place at nine o'clock of the morning in question. After having amused themselves by dancing, and examining the an- [antiquities] tiquities [antiquities] of Wharncliffe, [Arncliffe] they perambulated the woods and rambled among Thick coppices though so rough and steep, Where white tipt [tip] rocks through oaken bushes creep, And intoxicated themselves amid the wild and ro- [romantic] mantic [manic] beauties of their native stream, and all returned home in an exuberance of spirits, apparently satisfied with their day's recreation. Wharncliffe [Arncliffe] is much distinguished for its varied and prolific source of interest. It affords some choice land- [landscapes] scapes [Capes] for the elaborate pencillings of an artist; much matter of interest to the antiquarian, the poetic muse, and the historian. It is the scene of the ancient ballad of The Dragon of Wantley [Mantle] and traditions connected with this place may also be found in the poetical com- [compositions] positions of Mary Queen of Scots, who was allowed, while a prisoner at the Earl of Shrewsbury's, at Shef- [She- Sheffield] field Manor, To thread the deep embow'ring [elbow'ring] vale ; At which time she collected the traditions and formed them into a poem designated Lady Isabel, or Wharn- [When- Arncliffe] cliffe Chase. Sir Walter Scott also appears to have been highly interested with the antiquity of Wharncliffe, [Arncliffe] and makes this locality a prominent feature in his interesting novel of Ivanhce. Evans. No wonder that this place should be so celebrated for its picturesque and romantic beauties. Its hills elevate the visitor to posi- [post- positions] tions [tins] from which he may command a view of some of the most magnificent scenery that the eye can behold. The river Don, which wends its serpentine course in the vale, is distinguished for its picturesque beauty. The hills rise gently from its banks and leave it beautifully embedded in the vale beneath. Lady Mary Wortley Montague spent several of the earlier years of her mar- [married] 1ied [died] life at Wharncliffe [Arncliffe] Lodge, at which place was born that singular character, her son. This celebrated lady, after having travelled through some of the finest countries in the world, and seen some of the most beautiful scenery, in writing from the city of Avignon, states, when referring to a little Belvedere which she had erected near that place,- that it commanded some of the finest land prospects in the world, except Wharncliffe. [Arncliffe] Three seats are cut out of the solid rock, probably intended to accommodate those who seek to enjoy this enchanting scenery,-a short distance from which may be seen a most ancient and singular inscription, which is engraven [engraved] upon a piece of solid rock. For two cen- [cent- centuries] turies [tries] it was exposed to all kinds of weather, but was afterwards protected from further injury by a shed, which Edward Wortley Montague erected over it. Being, however, originally cut in bold characters it is still legible. The stone upon which it is engraven [engraved] appears to have undergone no preparation previous to being inscribed. This inscription has, by its unique singularity, attracted the attention of various eminent men. The lines vary in length according to the irregular shape of the stone-they are in old English - Pray for the saule [sale] of Thomas Wryttelay [Platelayer] Knight for the Kyngys [Kings] bode to Edward ; the forthe [forth] Richard therd [there] Hare the VII Hare VIII hows saules [sales] God perdon [person] wyche [che] Thomas cawsed [caused] a loge to be made hon this crag ne mydys [mads] of Wancliffe [Stancliffe] for his plesor [please] to her the hartes [hares] bell in the year of owr [or] Lord a thousand CCCCCX [COGNACS] Various traditions are transmitted from generation to eneration [generation] by the colliers of Wharncliffe [Arncliffe] Vale. A cleft which is pointed out' among the stupendous rocks is said to have been the Dragon's Cave. The most im- [in- important] portant [important] tradition, and which is contained in the poetical effusions of Mary, Queen of Scots, is the following -A youth, represented by the fictitious name of Sir Eldred, returns from foreign lands to the halls of his fathers, and, by his dissimulation and artifice, succeeds in win- [winning] ning [nine] the affections of a lady who is known by the fair and virtuous Isabel. Before his power her guileless heart An easy conquest fell. But it appears not to have been from the love he bore towards her, but from the hatred he bore towards her sire, that he married her, and not until the bridal morn was past, did he tear away the veil which held his heart from view. Sir Eldred had gone through every species of guilt and crime, and, under the exterior of a gentleman, was cloaked some of the most fiendish pro- [propensities] pensities. [penalties] The tone which he had dissimilated [assimilated] fled from him, and he was all hatred. He soon began to wreak his vengeance upon the cotters of the dale, who were residing in the dwellings of peace and content- [contentment] ment. [men] Sir Eldred to Lady Isabel, a plan began to unfold, which was to spread desolation and misery around. The spreading forest I will clear, Each lonely cottage fell ; And then, delighted, thou shalt hear The dappled wild hart's bell. Oh, spare oh, spare the lady cried, Oh, spare thy native seat ; The forest's venerable shade, Our father's loved retreat. Her supplications were unavailable, the village being his own. He oppressed and ejected the villagers, and levelled their dwellings to the ground. Months passed away, where rose the pile, The spacious chase was spread. The lady became altered, and died of a broken heart. The villagers say that the wild hart after this desolation did not bell as it was wont to do. Sir Eldred died in a distracted state, and his ghost is said to have haunted the rocks at midnight. The following, from the pen of Mr. Oliver Heywood, a clergyman of Coley, near Halifax, written nearly two hundred years ago, we extract from Hunter's Hul- [Hull- Hampshire] lumshire. [shire. It is believed to be the true key of the neighbourhood respecting Sir Eldred, rather Sir Thomas Wortley - Sir Francis Wortley's great-grandfather being a man of great estate, was owner of a towne [town] near unto him, onely [only] there were some freeholders in it, with whom he wrangled and sued untill [until] he had them and cast them out of their inheritance, and so the towne [town] was wholly his, which he pulled quite downe, [down] and laid the buildings and townfields [town fields] even as a common, wherein his main design was to keep deer; and made a lodge, to which he came at the time of the year and lay there, taking great delight to hear the deer bell. But it came to passe that before he dyed he belled like a deer, and was distracted. Some rubbish there may be seen of the towne-it [town-it] is upon a great moore [Moor] betwixt Penistone and Sheffield. Besides the excursion from Barnsley there was one from Tintwistle, and another from Sheffield, all of which comprised no fewer than 1,500 individuals. The lodge was crowded, and upon the rocks and in Wharncliffe [Arncliffe] Chase were interspersed a large number of gipsy parties, all of whom appeared to enjoy themselves, although the weather was rather boisterous. Mecuanics' [Mechanics] InstrruTes' [Institutes] Gaba [Gab] at Starnsro [Stains] Parks.- [Parks] On Monday morning last, a considerable excitement prevailed in this town, in consequence of several excur- [excuse- excursions] sions [Sons] having been arranged, the most important of which was one to Stainbro [Stain bro] Parks, in which the Mechanics' Institution had projected a gala. It was rather an humorous sight to see numbers of individuals, notwith- [not with- notwithstanding] standing the very boisterous state of the weather, arrive at the Market-place, from all parts of the town, attired in their holiday habilaments, [ailments] and bringing with them baskets or carpet bags (containing refreshments for the day for the conveyance of which the institution had gratuitously provided vehicles. After the assemblage had been enlivened by the harmonious strains of the Barnsley braga [brags] band, the party departed, preceded by that efficiunt [efficient] corps. The scene was animating -a i ir de- [number] number who had assembled to witness their rea [tea] although prevented from joming [coming] the cortege by the boisterous state of the weather, appeared pared me gratified, and probably revelled in the anticipation et the weather would clear up, apd [ap] they would ew 2 to follow'at a later period of the day. Various fac [fact] es were offered to the pleasure seekers in the eS amusements. The Barnsley quadrille band ha on engaged for those who were anxious to participate in dancing; and a limited supply of cricketers apparatus was furnished for the male portion of the who were anxious to join in that popular and manly game. A new splendid pavillion [pavilion] or marquee, belonging to the Barnsley Floral and in the park, in which w I ad, and which the parties danced. were admitted into the gardens, pleasure grounds, an some parts of the mansion, including the crewing room an elegant suite of rooms, elaborately furnished, an designated the ark rooms, around which are hung some beautifully executed tapestry, the subjects representing Noah's Ark. The spacious gallery, which extends the whole length of the principal front of the edifice, was also open for the inspection of the visitors. The length of this elegant gallery is 180 feet, and 34 feet broad. It is ornamented in a most sumptuous style by marble columns, statuary, and paintings, by some of our most distinguished artists, among which are portraits of the Earls of Strafford, to whom these noble and extensive domains formerly belonged; Charles L, with whom Thomas Earl of Strafford lived on terms of intimate friendship also his Queen Henrietta, and a large num- [sum- number] ber [be] of portraits of other distinguished personages of that age. The room fitted up for the accommodation of Queen Anne is peculiarly interesting. In the plea- [pleasure] sure grounds behind the mansion stands the castle, which was built by the above Thomas Earl of Stafford in 1730. It is not on an extensive scale, but said to be a model, and on the site of the ancient fortress. It stands on a considerable eminence, and is surrounded by embattled walls, and from the appearance of the place a moat in the old fortification once existed. In the parks, which are well wooded with gigantic trees, and form some beautiful arcades and shady groves, through which small groups might be seen perambu- [preamble- perambulating] lating [laying] and holding sweet converse together. The various lodges, which form entrances to the park, were one busy scene of activity-numerous parties repaired thither to regulate themselves with tea, in which they were accommodated in a moderate and rural style. In the afternoon the weather was more favourable, and during the day the parks were visited by about two thousand individuals. After a vote of thanks had been proposed to F. J. W. V. Wentworth, Esq., and carried enthusiastically, the party returned home about seven o'clock in the evening. SHEEP STEALING.-Some person or persons, on th night of Friday or early in the morning of Saturday last, entered a field belonging to Mr. Joseph Porter, of Whitecross Farm, and slaughtered asheep, [sheep] The skin and entrails they threw over the wall into an adjoining wood, but the body they carricd [carried] away. A reward of 2 has been offered to any person who will give information that may lead to the apprehension and conviction of the offender. SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. YORK RACES. WEDNESDAY. The Dunbas [Dunbar] STAKES of 15 sovs. [Sons] each 10 ft., with 50 added. Mr. Rolt's [Rot's] Collingwood, aged, 8st. [st] 12Ib. [ob] (Flatman) [Footman] ...... 1 Lord Zetland's Radulphus, [Adolphus] aged, 8st. [st] 91b. [b] (J. Marson) ... 2 The YORKSHIRE Oaks of 15 sovs. [Sons] each, 5 ft., with 100 added. Mr. Shelley's Britonia, [Britannia] 8st. [st] 71b. [b] (F. Butler) i Mr. Wadlow's [Widow's] Harriott, 8st. [st] 7Ib. [ob] 2 Sir J. Hawley's Tiff, 8st. [st] 7b. 2.0.2... 3 Mr. Humphries' Sister to Swallow, 8st. [st] 7Ib................... [ob] Mr. J. Osborne's Achyranthes, [arranges] 8st. [st] 7Ib. [ob] 5 Mr. Pedley ns. Lady Speedy, 8st. [st] 6 PRODUCE STakKEs [Stakes] of 100 sovs. [Sons] each for 3-yr. olds; [old] colts, Sst. [St] 7lb. [lb] fillies, 8st. [st] 2b. One mile. Mr. Meiklam's [Meekly's] The Italian, 8st. [st] 7Ib. [ob] (Templeman)......... Mr. Jaques' Dauphin, 8st. [st] 7b. (Flatman)..................... [Footman] HER Masesty's [Majesty's] PuaTe [Plate] of 100 guineas, for 3-yr. olds, [old] ist. [its] 9b. four, 8st. [st] five, 9st. [st] 4Ib. [ob] six, Yst. [ST] 7b. ; and aged, 9st. [st] 91b. [b] Two miles. Lord Stanley's Uriel, 4 yrs. (F. 1 Mr. Dawson's Priestess, 4 2 Mr. Pedley's Prior of Lanercost, 3 yrs. 3 Captain Haworth's Baroness, 4 yrs. 4 The Cott [Scott] SaPLine [Saline] STAKEs [Stakes] of 50 sovs [Sons] each, 30 ft. for 2-yr. olds, [old] 8st. [st] 7Ib. [ob] each. One mile. Three subs. Mr. Wentworth's Azeth [Gazette] (J. Mr. Oliver's Dancing Jack The PRINCE oF WALES Stakes of 10 sovs. [Sons] each, and 50 added fer 2-yr. olds; [old] colts, 8st. [st] 7Ib.; [ob] fillies, 8st. [st] 2b. Winners extra. T.Y.C. 28 subs. W. Harrison's Trickstress [Trick stress] (F. Butler) Mr. H. Hill's Holthorpe [Thorpe] Mr. G. Barton's Madam Wharton The Esor [Sore] St. LEGER of 25 sovs. [Sons] each, and 100 added. Whore Two miles. 17 subs, Lord Enfield's William the Conqueror 1 Mr. Dawson's Mark Tapley [Staple] 2 Major Yarburgh's Pilgrim ooo... [too] oe 3 Won by a lead. MatcH; [March] 50, half a mile. Lord Cardross's Scarborough walked over. The KNaVESMIRE [Knaves mire] STAKES of 20 sovs. [Sons] each, h. ft., &c. Two miles. 5 subs. Mr. Meiklam's [Meekly's] Raby walked over. THURSDAY. The BRAMHAM-PARK STAKES of 100 sovs. [Sons] each, 30 ft. Mr. Jaques' Mildew walked over The CHESTERFIELD HaNDbDIcAP [Handicap] of 10 sovs. [Sons] each, with 60 added; the winner to pay 10 sovs. [Sons] towards expenses. One mile. 15 subs. Lord Stanley's Uriel, 4 yrs., 7st. [st] 10lb. [lb] (Flatman) [Footman] ......... Lord Zetland's St. Ann, 5 yrs., 8st. [st] 4b. oo... 2 Mr. Meiklam's [Meekly's] Polonaise, 4 yrs., 6st. [st] 3 Mr. Allen's Cuba, 3 yrs., 5st. [st] 8lb. [lb] ce eee [see] 4 Sir J. Hawley's Hippia, [Hip] 3 yrs ce 5 Betting.-5 to 4 on Uriel, 4 to 1 agst [August] St. Ann, and 5 tol [to] agst [August] Hippia. [Hip] Won ina canter by four lengths. Run in 1 min. 48 sec. The Fitty [Forty] Stakes of 10 sovs. [Sons] each, with 25 added, for 3-yr. olds, [old] 8st. [st] 7Ib. [ob] each. Winnersextra. [Winners extra] One a quarter. 4 subs. Sir J. Hawley's Tiff, 8st. [st] 12Ib. [ob] (Templeman) ............... 1 Mr. James Pilling's Lady Eden, 8st. [st] 2 Betting-11 to 8 on Lady Eden. Run in 2 min. 46 sec. The OLD THREE-YEAR-OLD PRODUCE STAKES of 100 sovs. [Sons] each, h. ft., for 3-yr. olds; [old] colts, 8st. [st] 51b.; [b] fillies, 8st. [st] 2lb. [lb] Twomiles. [Two miles] 12 subs. Mr. Jacques' Milcew, [Miles] 8st. [st] 2lb. [lb] (Flatman)..................... [Footman] 1 Mr. Bowes' Mickleton, 8st. [st] SID. 2 Betting.-2 to 1 on Mildew. Won bya [by] length. Run in 3 min. 57 sec. Won by half a length. The County PLATE of 100 sovs., [Sons] added toa [to] Sweepstakes of 15 sovs. [Sons] each, ke. T.Y.C. Mr. Halford's Harviot, [Harvest] 3 yrs. Mr. Dawson's Tightwaist [Tight waist] The Great Espor [ESP] Hanpicap [Handicap] of 200 sovs.. [Sons] added to a Sweepstakes of 20 sovs. [Sons] each, &ec. Twomiles. [Two miles] 93 subs., 61 of whom paid 5 sovs. [Sons] each. Mr. Dawson's Mark Tapley, [Staple] 3 yrs., 5st. [st] 9Ib. [ob] 1 Mr. Parr's Clothworker, [Cloth worker] 4 yrs., 5st. [st] 2 Mr. Bosville [Seville] named Champion, 4 yrs., 6st. [st] 3 Eleven ran. The Lotrery [Literary] PLaTE [Plate] of 25, added to a Sweepstakes of 5 sovs. [Sons] each, second to save his stake. One mile. Mr. Hobson's Gladiole, [Gladly] 3 yrs. cece [ce] 1 Sir C. Monck's Gulliver, 4 yrs. Mr. Hesseltine's [Resulting's] Andalusian, 4 yrs. The Scurry Stakes of 5 sovs. [Sons] each, and 20 added. Gentle- [Gentlemen] men riders. T.Y.C. 4 subs. Mr. Davidson's Fleur [Flour] de Seine, 5 yrs., lst. [last] 10Ib. [ob] ......... 1 Mr. Nicholl named Osbaldwick, 3 yrs., 10st. [st] 2 (By Electric Telegraph.) YESTERDAY (Friday). CONSOLAWON [CONSOLATION] 1 Tight Waist, CONVIVIAL Ozeth [Seth] walked over. Gam [Am] ORKSHIRE [YORKSHIRE] STAKES. 1 Cyprus 2 Swede, ...... 3. (Won by a length.) ' QUEEN'S PLATE, Priestess walked over. SELLING gS. ree [ere] Spies Aaron mith, [Smith] 1 EntrĂ© [Entire] Nous, 2 Rothschild Colt, 3 MEMBERS' PLATE. Scarborough, ... 1 Potentate, ... 2 Andalu [Anal] iin,... [in] 3 Waist, 2 ......... BETTING AT MANCHESTER.-Tvespay. [MANCHESTER.-Trespass] DoncastTeR [Doncaster] Sr. LEGER. 6 to 5 agst [August] Voltigeur.-offered. [Voltaic.-offered] 6 to 1agst [August] Windischgratz [Indiscriminate] 10-1 Pitsford. 12-1 Clincher. 200 to 7 agst [August] Marchioness D'Eu-taken. . DERBY, 1851. 7 to 1 agst [August] Grecian-take 8 20 to 1 agst [August] Storm-take 25 tol. [to] to 1. 300 10 Hippolytus-taken. 300 -10- [Martin] Lamartine-taken. [Martin-taken. -taken] 500 to 15 agst [August] England's Glory-offered. Cantab, [Cant] Mark Tapley, [Staple] and Collingwood, continued in prominent demand for the Ebor Handicap until the closing of the but the business transacted was small, and of no interest whatever upon any other event. Human Remains.-Great excitement prevails at Eves- [Evesham] ham, Worcestershire, in consequence of the discovery, at the back of a house in Bewdley-street, of the remains of three human bodies. A portion of the remains were par tially [tally] burnt, and contained in an earthen pot. It is said that the premises were formerly a public-house, and that the parties were burked. [Burke] The Nepaulese [Naples] Ambassador and suite, Cav [Ca h and James, left this coun [con] noon, va Folkestone, Boulogne, to their own country. DaMaGE [Damage] TO A MILL ENGINE aT The Manchester Examiner states that at about half- [half six] six o'clock on Thursday morning, in the Kingston Mill, Chester-gate, Stockport, occupied by Messrs. Micholls, [Nicholls] Lucas and Co. whilst the machinery was at work, the pi of the engine crank suddenly broke. The beam at that end flew up, and sent the piston at the opposite end down inte [inter] the cylinder with such force as to drive the bottom out accompanied by try on Tuesday after- [affront] and Paris, on their return The violent vibration produced also broke the engine beam in two. The ineer [inner] had just passed from a spot where, had he remained at the moment of the accident, he would have lost his life. H ed to have his hand upon the steam-valve, and tumed [timed] it off. The aamege [image] ia at 500, i j month to repair it, HUDDERSFIELD, 7... . We have had fully more doing esr, [es] Ange [Age] and the warehouses also. he i rally plenty to do, and stocks sales, which commence on Th are stil) [still] deal of interest, the Say Mann ff y large. BRADFORD MARKET, Ano [An] making are only trifl [trial] or ' ing, and ieee in Noils [Oils] and Brokes. [Broken] vu. both for export and home cons Pieces There is no slackening and other goods suitable for Ne Lema [Lea] change. Tn. pt LEEDS, TUESD.y, [TUESDAY.y] AUGUST 2) om uw last rey [re] br ' A ur ple [le] trae [trade] yp without alteration since o, in a satisfactory state, RoOcHDALE, [Rochdale] Monday, 5, tended pretty well in the marker wakes and, in the latter part of and impassabje [impossible] wi he et were soon cleared off, ar aj. that number would have been , had them to offer. There is no chan MACCLESFIELD, Turspay, [Tuesday] Ary... [Art] feature to note in the sta Baka [Baa] facturers [manufacturers] becoming more generalh; [general] trade. The buyers having hesee, [cheese] the necessities of manufacturers ar , goods of various styles have been prey trade, has caused the latter, in 00 to order this season. This principle Se acceded to by the buyers, the thule. [the] Parlier have fairly commenced, as 4 F well employed. In thrown silk ). doing, but prices are far from Wher [Her] Perr [Per] it have been few if any sales marle [mare] i, Laid Highland Wool, per 211), [W] White Hichland [Holland] ditto Laid Crossed ditto, unwash,.. [unwashed] Ditto ditto, Laid Cheviot ditto, Ditto ditto, washe. [wash] White Cheviot ditto. Jy Import for the week ... Previously this year . Foreign There isa cool herman [German] consumable wools at rather impre, [impure] ne sales commence on the 22nd inst. colonial will be offered, and other fresh tone to the market. Imports for the week. . Previously this year . Lonpon, [London] August 19 -The last week, inclnded [included] 1,929 hal [al] Hope, 2,721 bales from Svdne [Sidney] and 253 from Germany. Publ [Pub . Thursday, and 30,000 bales are ales; do RS Pry WAKEFIELD CorN [Corn] during the week has been on the w vest, and to-day is fine. The ania [ana] moderate holders of granary stue [ste] cs demand not being active, buyers wer [we] op... ex-vessel on quite as easy teris [tries] LS abst [bast] ven as dear. Oats and shelling sco. [so] other articles as before. and Belgium are unfavourable. cy has resulted. In the north of are not so well spoken of as las wo districts of this country, the pr spec not improve, and in connric [conic] quality will both be detective. -- barley, 1,660; oats, 110; beans, 2.57 shelling, 247; malt, 100 loads. LonDON [London] CorRN [Corn] Market, Werincsiia [Weariness] English steady at rices transactions. Floating earsoes [eases] on css [cas] No arrivals off the coast. Inlian [Indian] reserve, and importers do not press 5, Queenstown or Falmouth. Barley 4 - request. Rye searce, [scarce] and Is. deirer [dearer] beans unchanged in value. our previous currency. LIVERPOOL CorN [Corn] Marker, attendance to-day is small. demand is quite in retail, at - week. Holders are, hower [Howe] i concession with great relu [rule] without change. Beans anc [an] m [in] and malt steady, but the demu [demi] per quarter lower. LEEDS CorRN [Corn] ExcHayee. [Exchange] have a fair arrival of wheat. The wean day, yet the dull reports of Mark su the effect, and trade is quite in vecul. [vocal] rices. Barley as before. Oars, he We change in othor [other] articles - 1,266; barley, 1,811; peas, 37 shelling, 112; rapeseed, 1 ). HULL Market, Tuesday. (uot [not] 2) - of wheat from farmers short t-ilar [t-liar] week's rates, which millers be little business ensued. A good Prices Is. lower. Ia spring ww no utes [Tues] NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE CORN 20. -In spite of the dull accounts market ruled firm to-day tor 1 ' anxious buyers, but we do net prices. Barley, peas, and other Kus [Us without the least variation. WAKEFIELD CATTLE Manxer. [Manner] WV had 700 beasts and 4,700 sheep uni good attendance of buyers, anid [and] che dis d of at last week's prices. and pigs. STATE OF TRADE IN here is an improvement in the syurket [Turkey] with Tuesday, whilst rates are fre [re] doing. In consequence of the full press cotton in Liverpnol [Liverpool] yesterday. votive us There has been an inererse l [increase l] len [le] 24-inch shirtings. The Greek bu we able inquiry, and there is nu dviube [divine] tut. - their stocks on hand, they woul [would de a5 vided [sided] prices came within their THE PEACE CoNGREss [Congress] AT the English members of this Cv Monday night, on their way to in number, and these, added to them, will bring the deputation up American deputation will amw [am] cordial reception awaits Among the Frenchmen who har Emile de Girardin, [Guardian] and De Corm of State. The Archbishop of Deguerry, [Degree] and Victor Huge ba Congress explaining the eause [cause] of the and giving their cordial adherence [C] consisting of 24 carriages, specially Frankfort at half-past 1 o'clock 94 SS was an unusual and interesting Oncts [enacts] Gutta PercHa [Percha] Sotes.- [Notes.- Notes] The Greenwich Hospital Sehvols [Schools] authurse's [authors's] of the year, a trial of the gutta per boys under their charge, and ter [te] months the gallant superintendent. Let reports that they are decirledly [decidedly] mo mical [Michael] than leather, and from their pee ling wet, promote the health uf [of] the Standard. DEATH OF THE CLERK TO THE EH Mr. John Henry Ley, clerk vr the Heirs [C] duties of which office he has exee'tte [exe'te ' period of 29 years, expired on [C] connexion with the House of Conmmuns [Commons] of July, 1801, when the House reseite [respite] tion [ion] of the increase of the puble [public] dus [Du] this House be permitted to appemo [app emo] 42 assist at the table. Altogether Mr. ney [ne] House of Commons without intermss [items - 49 years. During the recess Mr. Ley 4 his estate of Trehill, [Drill] in the parish vi SY , where he was much respected. He October, 1809, Lady Frances Dertt [Desert daughter of George, seventh Mir whom he leaves one surviving caus [cause] Ley was a bencher of the Middle for the county of Devon. Untversittes' [University] Commission.-The 4 sioners [sinners] appointed under the Royal ss Universities of Oxford and Cambri [Cambridge] municated [communicated] to the respective Russell, and transmitted by them houses in residence. The very Rev. lisle; the Rev. Dr. Jeune, [June] Wastes' Oxford, and formerly Dean of Liddell, formerly of Christ Chured. [Cured] members of the commission spired. [spider] Mr. John Beard, a gunsmith, 22 9 ing under temporary insanity, 8 this week deliberately lay down v ilway, [railway] threw off his hat, and place as a train was approaching. t train although the 2 the poor fellow's h was ve body, the whole of the carriages p nae xo vit [it] small bed a Gravesend steamer intoasmmall [untimely] bed missed his footing and fell into S yi incautiously threw one of the yen of the strong tide was unable wo BAS [AS] other. Fortunately, mile su Atanenrly [Eminently] hovron [Heron] lace in St. George's chamne [chimney] inerva, [Minerva] bound from Dubin [Dublin] William Rushton. In less thane ju.) brig went down with seven of the [C] cook, and two seamen being si The trial of Threlfall, [Threefold] for poned, [pond] at Liverpool on Wedensday [Wednesday] Prisoner to remain im [in] be aus [as] quantity on vik [vi] stig, [sig] ' r ey Pee sent high price of raw silk is taken are sorry to report the market fi, -). n and advancing state. ws 'ater [after] - WOOL ARKE D, [ARE D] BRITISH. LIVERPOOL, August coming forward to market, stil [still] ,--.. Mr. C. B. Baldwin, M.P., wason [Watson] THN [THE] Mr. Baldwin 822 [W o nearly Tuesday MORRIE [MORROW] I , [C] a ee