Huddersfield Chronicle (25/Jan/1868) - page 5

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St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's Church. — January 26th, or 3rd Sunday in Epiphany. Morn. : Anthem, "Ascribe unto the Lord." Travis. Hymn 65. — Even. : Anthem, "The Lord is full of compassion." — Wilkinson. Hymns 166 0. B., 14.

Huddersfield National Schools, Seedhill

Huddersfield National Schools, SEEDHILL. — In the list of successful candidates for Queen Scholarships we observe the name of Miss Matthewman, late a pupil teacher in the above schools. It will no doubt be gratifying to the committee to know that no failures have ever taken place amongst the large number of candidates sent out from these schools.

Special Constables

Special Constables. — Up to the present time the number of special constables sworn in by the Huddersfield magistrates is 769. Bentley Shaw and Joseph Beaumont, Esqs., attended at the Police Court, Princessstreet, on Saturday, and administered the oath to 197 persons who had voluntarily enrolled themselves. Of the 197, 66 were in the employ of Messra. Starkey, manufacturers; 15 in the employ of Messrs. Bentley and Shaw brewers; several Post Office employes, and other inhabitants. On Tuesday, 15 more were sworn in; but many others who had enrolled themselves did not answer to their names.

Parish Church Choir

Parish Church Choir. — Last evening week, the members of the Parish Church choir were invited to partake of the hospitality of the vicar, the Rev. W. B. Calvert, M.A., at the Vicarage, Greenhead Lane. In the course of the evening the Vicar addressed his guests in homely terms, and expressed a hope that the harmony and unanimity which subsisted between himself and the choir would long prevail. The healths of Mr. and Mrs. Calvert were cordially drunk. Amongst those present were the Rev. A. T. Mitton, the Rev. W. Bromley, curates; Mr. R. T. Denton and Mr. Henry Barker, churchwardens.

Edwards v. Edwards

Edwards v. Edwards. — This is a suit for the restitution of conjugal rights instituted by Mrs. Margaret Jane Edwards, against her husband, Mr. Joseph Priestley Edwards, of Fixby Hall, near Huddersfield. The case came before the Judge Ordinary on Tuesday last. It was an application on the part of the wife for alimony pendente lite, and was adjourned fron the previous Tuesday to enable the learned counsel on either side to agree as to the amount of the income of the respondent. The respondent stated in his affidavit that his income was not more than £8,000 a-year, but the learned counsel |for the plaintiff stated that she put his income at j about £30,000 a-year. On that conflicting state of things the Judge Ordinary adjourned the hearing until to-day, when Mr. Inderwich said he had agreed with his learned friend Mr. Hannen as to the amount of income being taken ut £8,000 a-year. The figures were then investigated, and it being admitted that the respondent paid £1,700 for insurance, and had other family expenses, the Judge Ordinary thought in the matter of a large income the specific figures should not be too narrowly looked at, and having in view that the whole matters were not before the Court, he should allot the petitioner £1,000 a-year. Order accordingly,

The Incumbent of St. John's at his New Home in Shropshire

The Incumbent of St. John's at his New Home in Shropshire. — We learn from a paragraph in the Shrewsbury Journal, that the respected incumbent of St. J ohn's, Bayhall, has been on a visit to his newly-acquired estate in the county of Salop. The paragraph says : — " Upon it becoming known that the Rev. W. C. E. Owen-kynaston intended to visit the Worthen estate, of which he became the owner on the death of the late Mrs, Evelyn Sutton, who but some twelve months prior inherited it from her deceased brother, Sir J. R. Kynaston, the tenants determined to give him a hearty reception ; and although the time was short, arches were erected at Worthen, Brockton, and at the end of the estate on the Minsterley and Montgomery road, at which place the tenants on horseback met him. On his arrival he was met by the Rev. C. Awdry (rector) and J. Hickman, Esq., when an address was presented to him by the tenants, to which he kindly responded. He then visited the chapel and school, and took a general survey of the village, expressing himself much pleased with the decorations and unexpected preparations made for his reception. In the afternoon all the women on the estate were regaled with tea, &e., in the large room of the Kynaston Arms Inn. After tea, races were run for packets of tea and other articles. The room was neatly decorated with evergreens and mottoes. Cannons were fired, and the bells rang merrily most of the day."

Formation of Valleys

Formation OF VALLEYS. — At a recent meeting of the Literary and Scientific Society, held in the society's room, Queen Street, Mr. C. P. Hobkirk read a paper on the "Formation of Valleys," particularly these in the neighbourhood of Huddersfield. Mr. Hobkirk described a valley to be a wide low plain, a ravine, a gorge, or a gulley ; he said that the ancient theory was that valleys had been formed by the violent opening of chasms, but he was of opinion that no such valleys had any existence in nature. There was undoubtedly valleys due to volcanic action, but such were rarely found and did not exist at all in this country. Again, valleys were formed by glacier action, evidences of this were found in the occurrence of moraines, such valleys, however, were not found in this country. Some of the best examples were to be found in the valley of the Rhone, in the miocene synclinal between the Alps and the Jura. This valley was probably not produced by the great Rhone glacier, Lake Geneva had been scooped out by this glacier, it was a true glacial valley filled with water. Lochs Lomond and Katrine and some small ones in Wales were of the same kind, but there was nothing of the sort in England proper. Mr. Hobkirk then described the parallel roads of Clear, saying that they were the result of a lake pro ba ) ly dammed in by ice; though the glen itself receive i first contour and much or its shee cory before the ier c i e was a nec: i glacier and glacier fake formation of valleys and pills.

sor Jukes states that all valleys, except volcanic ones, are more or less the result of denudation. Mr. Hobkirk explained what was meant by denudation, saying that it was the eroding action of the sea, when it was called marine, or it was the effect of iron action, rains, and frost, when it was called atmospheric. If Esore eae deposits there must be a corresponding amsqurit : enudation. He believed the first outline of the ant 4 civen as it rose from the sea. Mr. Hobkirk then re erre to various diagrams which he had prepared for the pur. pose of explaining the difference between — — au atmospheric denudation. — He then applied the foregome theories to the explanation of the formation of ow ain land features in this district, giving the Round 00 » at Dalton, as ax example of an outline, and the ae sion 9 rivers on convex bends at Lockwood Spa Woo . oo road, Huddersfield valley, from the Railway Se a An interesting and lively discussion followed the reading of the paper.

The Craven Bank Robbery

The Craven Bank Robbery. — On Thursday, at the Keighley petty sessions, before Mr. W. Marriner ane wed R. S. Butterfield, James Dixon, bank clerk, wag. c oo with stealing, at Keighley, from the Craven even the 9th inst., £1,985, the property of — te Bansing Company; and Henry Swire, a org ey was charged with receiving about £120 of the = es knowing the same to have been stolen. It appeared Ir the evidence that Dixon had thosght of gee gobbery is i ore the 9th inst. On that day he soene ee aes of the register kept in the bank She E k of England notes, and before leaving the ban the Bon in the fire. He gave Swire before they left put e £10in half sovereigns and £130 in sovereigns, but Keigh'es the step which he had taken on arriving at regretted could not muster courage to return before they Leeds, M: eilles, from which place he returned, leaving reached spucaaiot of about £120. He gave himself up Sethe eth to Major Stansficld.. as aloo. eae Seine of about £1,784. On Saturday les Eby Mr. Joseph Boyer. Marseilles in an Englist oa to reli to England, and The prisoner at once. Hor jortmanteau and its contents set chet up Ce it ;ddition te other moneys. and about £ in golu, ARS

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Lurrymen's Feast

Lurrymen's Feast. — The lurrymen in the employ of Mr. George Mitchell, carrier for the London and North Western Railway Company, about 20 in number, partook of supper at the house of Mr. George Marshall, the West Riding Hotel, Buxton Road, on Saturday night. Mr. Mitchell, jun., presided.

Treat to Workpeople

Treat to Workpeople. — On Monday night, Mr. John Hanson, heald and slay maker, Chapel Hill, gave a knife and fork tea to upwards of 20 of his workpeople in the large room on his premises. After justice had been done to the eatables, singing, dancing, &e., commenced, and was kept up until a late hour.

Floral and Horticultural Society

Floral and Horticultural Society. — The annual meeting was held, on Tuesday evening, at the George Hotel. About 150 circulars had been sent out to gentlemen interested in the society, but only one gentleman attended the meeting, the remainder of those present eing committee men and exhibitors. The chair was occupied by Mr. George Elliott. Colonel Crosland, M.P., was re-appointed president ; Mr. Joseph Brook, of Glenwood, treasurer ; and Mr. Frank Smith, secretary. The statement presented relative to the financial position of the society showed that the year was commenced with a balance in hand of nearly £40; but that, after all the subscriptions promised were paid, there would still be a deficiency of about £4. Several alterations were made in the rules ; and a vote of thanks to the chairman brought the proceedings to a close.

The Bible a Teetotal Book

The Bible a Teetotal Book. — A lecture, on this subject, was given in George Street Schoolroom last Thursday evening, by Mr. G. D. Allott, of Bradford, agent of the British Temperance League. The attendance was not large. Mr. Matthew Bates, on being called to the chair, expressed his entire sympathy with the temperance movement, and his belief that the Bible was a teetotal book from Genesis to Revelation. The lecturer expressed his regret that more professing Christians did not give their countenance and support to teetotalism. He believed many of them attempted to accommodate Bible teaching to their own appetites, instead of subjecting their appetites to the teaching of the Bible. He reviewed a number of passages which mention wine and strong drink, showing how drunkenness is condemned, and wine and strong drink denounced.

A Female Pauper in a Court of Justice

A Female Pauper in a Court of Justice. — At the Magistrates' Court, on Thursday, before George Armiage, Esq., and Lieut-colonel Brooke, Mary Ann Hinchliffe, about 30 years of age, was charged with being guilty of disorderly conduct in the Deanhouse Workhouse, and assaulting Sarah Ann Ewart, an inmate of the said workhouse. The prisoner, when asked to plead, said, 'I struck her, but not without cause." — Mr. Wood, the master, said the woman Ewart had been called before the visiting committee, and, when she came out of the room, the defendant knocked her head against the passage. Ewart went before the Guardians again, and the defendant struck her a second time. — The woman Ewart said she and the nurse were ordered into the committee room. As she came back, the defendant knocked her head against the wall, on the first occasion, and struck her in the eye on the second. — The prisoner called the names of two inmates who, she said, heard the aggravation, but only one appeared in Court, Eliza Farnworth, who, however, declared that she knew nothing of the affair until Ewart came to her with a black eye. The aggravation" of which the prisoner had spoken took place more than a week ago. — The prisoner, in defence, said a week previous to Ewart and the nurse being called before the Guardians, the nurse was absent from her duty, and Mrs. Wood allowed Ewart to wait on the sick and do the work of the hospital ; but she did not do as she ought to kave done. There was one on the " silley" books called Emma Briggs ; and she had had all the work and all the drudgery to do. The work, she thought, was not to Mrs. Wood's wishes ; and she came with her pattens on, and began to " bray" Emma Briggs. She did not see the "braying," but heard Mrs. Wood say she would give her more if she found the work neglected again. Ewart was in the same room as the prisoner, and she drew her attention to the noise ; but Ewart said it had nothing to do with them. — Mr. Armitage: This has nothing to do with the assault. Prisoner: Yes, it has. — Mr. Armitage: I say it has not. If you have anything to complain of, make a charge against the officer. — Mr. Laycock: This was a week before. — Mr. Armitage: You ought to have told the Guardians when they were ut the workhouse. Prisoner: Mr. Wood said he would not believe she had made use of the language she did. — Mr. Armitage: Did she (prisoner) go before the Guardians? Mr. Wood: Yes, three times. — Prisoner: And I tried to speak, but Mr. Wood would not allow me. — Mr. Armitage: You, yourself were before the Guardians, and had every opportunity of saying what you liked to them. Prisoner: They took Mr. Wood's word for it, and not mine. — Mr. Armitage: If you had anything to complain of, lam certain the Guardians, some of whom I know, would have given you an opportunity of proving it. Prisoner: I have done wrong ; but I thought I was coming to a Court of Justice, and I shall be heard. — Mr. Superintendent Heaton said, a short time ago, the prisoner sold her child for half a crown. The child, however, Was restored to the woman: and after that she threw herself and the child into the canal. — Prisoner: Before. I didnt throw myself iato the canal ; I walked into it by acci-lent. — Mr. Heaton: Well, it is the same thing. (Laughter.) Prisoner: This woman said I had sold my child. — Mr. Armitage: The Guardians would have enquired into any charge. We commit you to the Wakefield House of Correction for one month. — Prisoner, before being removed from the dock, said Ewart accused her of having sold herself and her child to a man, and of being a woman of disrepute. — Mr. Armitage: You are a bad woman.

Lecture on Partnerships of Industry

LECTURE ON PARTNERSHIPS OF INDUSTRY. — On Thursday evening Mr. E. O. Greening, of Manchester, delivered a interesting lecture in the Gymnasium Hall, on the sub-

ject of co-operation, under the title of " Partnerships of Industry." There was a fair attendance of working men. Mr. Frank Curzon occupied the chair. The lecturer stated that he had no particular enterprise to advocate. His object was to induce, if possible, men with capable heads, and willing hearts, to take up the question of co-operation, and work it out until England should be covered from one end to the other with partnerships of industry, and those strikes which had so often disgraced the country should pass away, and be known no more. In speaking of the present relationship between the employer and employed, under the present system of payment of wages, he described it as a mere transition state from slavery to perfect freedom. In illustration of this idea, he referred to the ancient history of Egypt, Greece, and our own country, and argued that in ail times the strong had oppressed the weak, and that the people were placed under serfdom until they obtained power to liberate themselves. Money was pictured as possessing in the present day, the strength and power to hire men at a fixed rate of wages, the hirers keeping all the profits for themselves. He urged that the working men at the present time belonged to the mills, and not the mills to them, as it ought to be.

After alluding to the state of pauperism throughout the country, and the state of education, he pointed out the immense number of children in Manchester and London totally void of any education at all. To remedy the present state of employment he stated that by the co-

operative movement they intended to take the whole of the risk of trade, and also to take all the profits and losses to themselves, and that the interest on the profits should be given to the producers of wealth. The success of the co-operative movement was shown by reference to what had been done in Rochdale; where the society had risen from a capital of £28 till they now possessed a corn mill, employing a capital of £70,000; a cotton mill, with capital of £120,000; and £100,000 employed in their stores, making a total capital of upwards of £300,000, the profits of which amount to £40,000 per annum, and if the system now adopted by that society was continued, it would in twelve years be able to bay up all Rochdale.

The lecturer pointed out that the returns to Mr. Tidd Pratt, of the 700 co-operative societies in this country, showed that the working men engaged in them were getting an average profit on their capital of 35 per cent The great safety of the co-operative system was then spoken of, as compared with the present system in other businesses. Mr. Greening advocated that working men should become themselves employers of labour, and estab-

lish as quickly as possible the co-operative system in every kind of trade carried on in the country. As an instance of the success of this system, the carpet works of Messrs.

Crossley, of Halifax, where the £15 shares, with £10 paid up capital, could not be purchased at the present day for less than £20 per share, was pointed out. The colliery works of Messrs. Henry Briggs, Sons, and Co., in York-

shire, was also alluded to, After many disputes and strikes with their men, the firm adopted the system of co-operation, and the first year the entire return on the capital employed was 52 per cent, and the present year it was likely to show a still greater increase. Alluding to the co-operative system as adopted in France, he said there were 50 of these societies in Paris alone, embracing all trades. The stonemasons' society had risen from 15 men, to 1,200 now in their employment, and he stated that last year the profits divided were 28 per cent, and at the end of the year every working shareholder received abonus of 5s. 9d. per day for the time he had worked, being double the amount of his regular wages. After combatting the various arguments used by the opponents of co-operation, he alluded to the co-operative cotton spinning company, established in the Huddersfield district, which had about 70 members, and a capital of £1,300. He deprecated their proceeding in repeating the clause in their articles that gave a portion of the profits to the inworkers, or producers of the wealth, and agreed to divide the whole of the profits among the shareholders themselves, and hoped that no society acting on such narrow principle would not possess at the year end any profits to divide. He introduced this to show that working men were not true to themselves, and that until they acted on different principles the co-operative system could not be properly carried out. The case of the Rochdale Cotton Mill Company, who were aeting on a similar policy to the Huddersfield society, was also condemned. After urging on the working class to study the true principles of co-operation, and the carrying of them out in every branch of trade, he concluded by trusting the day was not far distant when, by the adoption of the co-operative system, Ergland would be again placed where she ought to remain, at the head of ali the manufactories in the world. The lecturer was frequently applauded during his long address. A vote of thanks to Mr. Greening for his lecture moved by Mr. W. R. Croft, and seconded by Mr. Mellor, was carried by acclamation. A similar compliment having been paid to the Chairman the meeting terminated.

Attempted Robbery on the Highway at Halifax

Attempted Robbery on the Highway at Halifax. On Tuesday night about nine o'clock, Mrs. Dobson, wife of Mr. Dobson, gardener to Sir F. Crossley, "i Halifax, reported to the police that she was attacked on the highway near Craven Edge, not far from her oe by three men who attempted to rob her, but left her ore succeeding in their purpose. She is now suffering the fright.

The Incorporation of Barnsley

The Incorporation of Barnsley. — On Wednesday a meeting of ratepayers opposed to the incorportion of Barnsley was held at the Kin&'s Head Hotel. Amo: ese those present were several of the largest ratepayers oe town, as well as the representatives of the principa — including Messrs, Taylor and Sons, Messrs. Spencer ik, W. Day (Mount Osborne and Agnes Collieries), T. am Mr. Jackson, Mr. Guy Senior, Mr. Hattersley, Beet 7 A resolution pledging the meeting to use every a ke oppose the cufranchisement of the town was 25 foe Awd and the sum of £800 was subscribed in the room tor the purpose.

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Parish Church

Parish Church. — After the services at the Parish Church, on Sunday, collections were made in aid of the funds required for the lighting, warming, and insurance of the church, and the expenses incidental to the performance of divine service. The amount raised was £00, being £10 less than the sum required to defray the expenses.

George Street Chapel

George-street Chapel. — The Rev. Davidson Black, who, we understand, was for seven years pastor of a Congregational Church in Middlesbro', but had to resign that charge on account of the state of his health, has accepted an invitation from the church assembling in George Street Chapel to become their pastor. The rev.

gentleman will commence his labours on the first Sunday in February.

Railway Carriage off the Line

Railway Carriage off the Line. — As a passenger train, which runs between Holmfirth and Bradford, was entering the Huddersfield Railway Station, about 11-40 on Wednesday morning, the rear carriage came off the line. Fortunately the driver of the engine we. proceeding cautiously ; and the few passengers pent up in the carriage suffered little or no inconvenience beyond being detained on their journey. The ponderous conveyance having been replaced on the metals, the train, after some delay, proceeded to its destination.

The Distribution of Soup and Bread

The Distribution of Soup and Bread. — -The distribution of soup and bread, provided by the seasonable munificence of a few friends of the poor, is still continued ; and the eagerness with which the tickets are applied for denotes much misery and want in many of the houses of the unemployed labouring class, and proves that the distribution of soup and bread may be instrumental in affording, at any rate, partial relief to some who have been overtaken by poverty and adversity, and assuaging the fears of many a troubled mind. On Saturday, Mr. Sims, New Market Dining Rooms, who has undertaken the distribution on behalf of the Promoters of the fund, relieved 240 persons, each of whom received one quart of soup, and one pound of bread. There being a deficiency of soup, 15 applicants were supplied with two pounds of bread each. Wednesday morning 227 were served with soup and bread, and 60 with a double quantity of bread.

Anniversary of the Opening of High Street Chapel

Anniversary of the Opening of High-street Chapel. -The first anniversary services of the opening of the above chapel, have been held this week. On Sunday morning sermon was preached by the Rev. John Taylor, President of the Connexion. The evening sermon was preached by Dr. Stacey, Principal of Ranmoor College. The united collections in aid of the trust fund, realised over £38. — On Monday afternoon about 350 partook of tea in the schoolroom, presided over by several ladies of the congregation. In the evening a public meeting was held in the chapel, when there was a large zihoadange e meeti ing having been opened by singing and prayer the Rev. C. D. Ward, the superintendent of the tireuit, announced that the Master Cntler of Sheffield, who had been expected to take the chair, was prevented by other pressing engagements being present, but had sent, as a substitute, a £5 note. He (Mr. Ward) was therefore compelled to occupy that position himself. In opening the proceedings, the chairman alluded to the pleasure they all felt at the opening services, and said, they would all recollect the exceeding pleasure, the genuine heartiness, and great ability displayed by their chairman (Col. Crosland, M.P.) in conducting that meeting. Since that time it had pleased Providence greatly to afflict their friend. He (the chairman) sincerely prayed, and was sure they would all pray, that their friend Colonel Crosland might receive not merely an abundance of sympathy and human kindness, in his sore affliction, but that solid consolation that marked the true Christian. The chairman expressed gratitude to God for the great blessings vouchsafed to them during the past twelve months, and especially for the encouragement received during the past few months by the addition to their ranks of many converted young men, who, he had no doubt, would work heartily and zealously in the cause of Christ. He cuncluded by urging the members of the congregation to show more earnestness in the cause by their regular and punctual attendance. — The Rev. F. Jewel, in a lengthened address, pressed upon the audience the necessity of building not only the outward building erected to the praise of God, but to build up that inner church ef Christ, by using their utmost exertions in converting souls, and to obtain that peace with God which was beyond all price. — The Rev. J. Medicraft, although labouring under severe indisposition, delivered a short address, in which he congratulated the congregation on possessing such a magnificent chapel. He urged upon them the duty of contributing their share of exampie, help, labour, and influence to bring those who were now sunk in the lowest depths of darkness and wretchedness, to the light of the blessed gospel, believing that there was something in every man (of whatever nation or colour he might be), that was susceptible of being reached, in order to bring him to God. — The Rev. J. Stacey, D.D., who was received with loud cheers, expressed the pleasure he felt to be present on that occasion, as well as at any visit to Huddersfield, where he was known so long and had so many friends, and to have the mental and bodily power to give service to God at any time. He reviewed with satisfaction the progress made by the Highstreet church during the past twelve months, and the addition to the number of their members who had been brought from darkness to light. He dwelt upon the great mission of the church, which was to preach the gospel to every creature, and urged them to spread that gospel over all the world, because unless the inner or spiritual church resembled the material building in all its fine proportions, no real blessing would attend it. He further urged them to obtain true peace to themselves, not a dead, quiescent, or languid peace, but the peace that would be a true blessing to them in this world, and would fit them for the world tocome. They should practice toleration, forbearance, and charity to all men, as it was impossible that they could all think or feel alike on all questions, because if they could think and see alike, there would be no virtue or peace in selfdenial. He advised them to enjoy to the utmost their privilege as Christians, and pressed upon the audience the importance of family worship, as family piety was absolutely necessary to the building up of the inner church of Christ, which would create a religious atmosphere in their own houses, and prove a blessing to their children and servants. In conclusion, he exhorted them, as members of the same church, as disciples of the same Christ Jesus, as those having high responsibilities, to remain steadfast to their faith in God (however others might waver, fluctuate, vacillate, or fall away), and to continue steadfast, immovable, and always abounding in the work of the Lord. — A collection was then made for the reduction of the heavy debt remaining upon the building. — The Rev. R. Bruce proposed a vote of thanks to the friends who had provided the tea, the ladies who had presided at the trays, and the committee of management. In doing so he expressed kindly feeling and sympathy for the success already obtained, and trusted that success would be more abundantly poured out to them. He trusted the day would come when Huddersfield would be more distinguished by knowledge and brotherly feeling than it had hitherto been. He should like to see on those platforms not only Methodists and Nonconformists but Church ministers also. After impressing upon them the importance of practicing simplicity and liberty in religious teachings, he concluded by eulogising the simplicity, deep feeling, and religious sentiments expressed in the extracts he had read from the " Queen's Journal," and trusted that her reign might continue to be long and prosperous, that religious principles might flourish, and hoped her son would not imitate the example of George IV. or Charles II., but would follow the good example of that one whose great loss to the Queen had been irreparable, and to the country a great misfortune. The resolution having been seconded, was carried with acclamation. — Dr. Stacey briefly moved a vote of thanks to the chairman, the choir, and the organist for their efficient and admirable services that evening. — Mr. G. Sykes seconded the resolution, and it was adopted with acclamation, and the choir responded by singing the Hallelujah Chorus." The meeting closed with the Benediction. — During the proceedings an efficient choir, under the leadership of Mr. R. Garner, performed the following selections of sacred music in a manner that drew forth unbounded applause : — " In the beginning" end the chorus, " Praise tc God;" " With verdure clad," chorus, " The wond'rous work ;" " It came even to pass," and the " Hallelujah Chorus." Mr. Dean presided at the organ. The total proceeds of the services amounted to over £70.

Highfield Chapel

Highfield Chapel. — A selection of readings and music was given, in connection with the winter series of lectures, on Tuesday evening, in the Assembly Hall. The Rev. R. Bruce, M.A., presided. Mr. A. Dean presided at the pianoforte.

The Weather

The Weather. — The wind rose to a terrific height yesterday afternoon, but, with one exception, no accidents have been reported. A chimney at the Vagrant Office, kept by Inspector Townend, was blown down; but no further damage was done. The storm abated about midnight.

Paddock Working Men's Club

Paddock Working Men's Club. — The members of the above club held their usual fortnightly entertainment last evening, in their room, when Mr. David Marsden took the chair. Songs, readings, and recitations were given by Messrs. Battye, Barber, Haigh, and others. The entertainment was a very good one and gave general satisfaction.

Aspley Lecture Room

Aspley Lecture Room. — The Vicar of Huddersfield having very kindly undertaken the duty at Aspley, the room will be re-opened for divine service on Sunday evening, the 2nd of February, at half-past.six o'clock, and will be continued every Sunday evening, at the same hour until further notice. It is hoped that the inhabitants of the district will avail themselves of the service, and show the vicar that they appreciate his kindness. The building has just been thoroughly repaired, cleaned, painted and made very comfortable, all the seats are free.

Volunteer Shooting Club

Volunteer Shooting Club. — The members of No. 3 Company's shooting club had their usual monthly contest at the Trinity range, on Saturday last. Distance 200 yards, seven shots each. Owing to the wind blowing so very severely, the scoring was only indifferent. There were 21 competitors. The prizes were won by Corporal Hall, lst; Ensign Brooke, 2nd; Corporal Brotherton, 3rd; Private Richardson, 4th; Private Balmforth, 5th ; ColourSergeant Cliffe, 6th. Ensign Brooke gave way, which caused the others to advance up, so as to include Private Woodcock as 6th.

Huddersfield and Upper Agbrigg Infirmary

Huddersfield and Upper Agbrigg Infirmary. — Report for the week ending Friday, January 24th, 1868: — In-patrients.

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New Year's Festivities

New Year's Festivities. — The customary New Year's supper took place at the house of Mr. Daa Goddard, the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Northgate, on Friday night week. The chair was taken by Mr. William Taylor, and the vice-chair by Mr. Thomas Armitage. There was a numerous company. A barrel of ale was given by the host, and the harmony of the evening was sustained by a well selected programme of glees, songs, toasts, &e. This was supplemented on Monday evening, by a tea arty and ball given by the landlady, to the wives and relatives of those present at the previous affair. The tea table was presided over by Mrs. Goddard, the hostess. After tea, dancing, Singing, &c., was enjoyed, and a very pleasant evening Was terminated by the health of the host and hostess being proposed.

A Stabbing Case

A Stabbing Case. — Yesterday, Mr. Henry Ainley, manufacturer, of Golcar Edge, was apprehended on a charge of stabbing Mr. G. H. Wood, a manufacturer, of Low Westwood. It seems the parties had been following the Slaithwaite hounds on Thursday, and at the termination of the hunt they went to the Swan Inn at Crimble, where they remained till between one and two o'clock on Friday morning. On their way home they began to quarrel, and Ainley stabbed his companion in the thigh, inflicting a wound four inches long and one inch anda half deep. Wood was removed to his home in an unconscious state, and many days must elapse ere he will be able to leave his bed. Mr. Dean, surgeon, of Slaithwaite, attended the injured man and reports somewhat unfavourably of the state of his patient. Last evening Ainley was released from custody on substantial bail being offered for his re-appearance when called upon to answer the charge before the magistrates,

Huddersfield College: Mr. Swallow's Watercolour Paintings and Drawings

Huddersfield College. — Mr. Swallow's Watercolour Paintings and Drawings. — Mr. Swallow, the art master at the College, having established a class for ladies, and being desirous that his powers as an artist should be made known to the Huddersfield ladies, exhibited, yesterday, some of his finished pictures and sketches from nature, embracing views in France, Scotland, and various parts of England. Amongst the sketches were scenes by moonlight, and effects of sunshine during different times of the day. The sketches amply show Mr. Swallow's observant powers, and his ability to catch the fleeting effects of colour, light, and shade. The finished paintings testify that he is able to add extreme finish and all necessary details to constitute a complete picture. The " Dean's Dessert" is a highly finished group of fruit, on a gold plate, in the interior of a room, with groined roof, lit up by the sun's rays passing behind a dark green curtain, and with distant landscape seen through a mullioned window.

Penny Savings' Banks

Penny Savings' Banks.

Huddersfield Mechanics' Institution: On Saturday and Monday nights 371 depositors paid in £66 16s. Od., and 44 withdrew £44 17s. 3d.

Almondbury Mechanics' Institution : On Saturday 65 depositors paid in £4 12s, 5d. Withdrawals, £1 7s. 03d. — Deighton and Sheepridge Mechanics Institution: On Monday, 58 deposited £2 163. 7$d.; three withdrew Ls. 2d.

Lockwood Mechanics' Institution: On Saturday 128 depositors paid in £7 Is. 9d.; five withdrew £11 18s. 53d.

Netheroyd Hill and Cowcliffe Mechanics' Institution : On Monday 20 paid in £1 ls. 6d. _ No withdrawals.

Milnsbridge Penny Savings' Bank: On Saturday 44 depositors paid in £7 4s, 10d. Amount withdrawn, 10s.

St. John's, Hillhouse: On Monday 58 depositors paid in the sum of £2 4s. 8d., and one withdrew 3s. 3d.

St. Thomas' Branch of the Yorkshire Penny Savings' Bank: On Monday 48 depositors paid in £12 11s. 1d., and six withdrew £5 10s. 3d.

The Parish Church Schools

The Parish Church Schools. — On Thursday evening a congregational tea party took place at Seedhill National Schools, which was attended by upwards of 300 persons. The boys and girls' schoolrooms had been handsomely decorated for the occasion with boquets, festoons, and designs of evergreens, flowers, &c. After tea a pleasant meeting was held, presided over by the Rev. W. B. Calvert, M.A., vicar of Huddersfield. During the proceedings the rev. chairman gave an interesting statement of the work of the parish since he became vicar, which was well received by the audience, and appeared highly satisfactory. Pleasing and instructive readings were afterwards given by the Rev. A. T. Mitton, the Rev. W. Bromley, Messrs. Henry Barker (churchwarden), and H. Williamson, the schoolmaster. The Parish Church Choir were present, and at intervals sang numerous songs, glees, &c., for which they were loudly applauded. _ Mr. J. Berry presided at the pianoforte. The interesting proceedings closed with a hearty and cordial vote of thanks to the vicar, the ladies, and the choir. Last evening a second tea party was held in the same room, when upwards of 200 of the parents and friends of the schools partook of tea. In the evening a meeting was held, presided over by the Vicar, when a similar instructive entertainment took place as that given on the previous evening.

Messrs W. and G. Pinder's Circus

Messrs. W. and G. Pinder's Circus. — The popular jester, Mr. Wallett, who has been delighting and amusing the patrons of this place of entertainment every night since Monday, terminates his engagement in this town to-night. The circus has been well filled at each performance; and Mr. Wallett has met with a hearty reception. In addition to the appearance of the famous jester, the other attractions are varied and novel; and are evidence of a desire, on the part of the proprietors, to fulfil their promise of introducing, from time to time, to their supporters, the most celebrated artistes of the day. The "leap for life," 30 feet from the ground, by Castelotti, who made his debut on Monday evening, isa daring and hazardous flight, and those who admire sensational acts should, by all means, witness the feats of this accomplished gymnast. The public generally would be profited, as we are sure they would be highly interested and amused, by a visit to the circus. Last night, which was devoted to the benefit of Mr. Wallett, the circus, notwithstanding the turbulent state of theelements, was crammed to overflowing in every part. Mr. G. Pinder presented to the renowned Shaksperes jester a chaste silver claret goblet, purchased at the shop of Mr. E. W. Chinn. On Monday evening Mr. Wallett presented Master J. Pinder with a handsome cup subscribed for by some of his admirers in this town. On Wednesday evening next Mr. Bell takes his benefit.

Treat to Aged People

Treat to Aged People. — A treat was given to the aged members of the congregation of the Wesleyan Chapel, Buxton Road, by Mr. G. Brooke, on Monday. About 100 of those who are fast descending the declivity of life partook of a knife and fork tea in the vestry. Afterwards addresses were given by the ministers and other friends, Mr. Brooke, himself, being unavoidably absent. Each person was presented witha new florin. A woman, who must either have been exceedingly deaf and ignorant, or a base deceiver and impostor, a few days before the feast waited on one of the ministers, and, under the pretext of having been deeply " oppressed" by a recent sermon, sought to ingratiate herself into his good sufficiently to induce him to present her with a ticket for the tea. The rev. gentleman, however, adopted the precaution of catechising the applicant, and, amongst other questions, asked her the text of the sermon which had wrought so wonderful a change in her state of mind ; but she could neither quote verse nor chapter. At length enquiry was made as to the subject upon which the preacher especially touched, and, with blissful ignorance, the woman said she remembered it was something about "hauling down the flag of the Fenians!" After this


Correspondence

The Volunteer Movement: What is it Coming to?

THE VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT: WHAT IS IT COMING TO? TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, Srr, — It has been to me a matter of surprise that since I first opened the question "as to whether the system of extension pursued by the Saddleworth corps be right, or in the real interest of the Volunteer movement," not a word has been said in reply, though letters have been written explanatory of detail, and contradictory of statement. I cannot, therefore, but think that it is not intended that the real question at issue shall be discussed, and such being the case this will be my last on the subject.

As to Mr. J. R. Bradbury's last effusion, it would be well for him to bear in mind that he is not the only credible man in the world, and though I was not present at the Kirkheaton meeting, I say that the statement respecting him, in my second letter, is substantially correct, although Mr. Bradbury may quibble as to the literal hraseology of it to enable him to say that itis, "like his first statement, equally incorrect." The "public would by this time have been (better) able to estimate, at their proper value, the statements and inferences of your correspondent, ' Huddersfield,'" had Mr. Bradbury stated his version of what occurred. Your correspondent, " One who knows," is evidently one who does not know. He proposes to himself to notice my statement with respect to Colonel Bradbury's action in the Outlane matter, and, on the strength of his having been present at the meeting, considers that he " knows something of the circumstances," though what he could learn there beyond the fact, which I gladly corroborate, that Colonel Bradbury "did not interfere with Major Greenwood's proceedings," I cannot make out. Here his candour ends, and "the duty of every one who knows the facta of the case, to set the public right on the subject," is forgotten. In your impression of the 4th instant, " A Volunteer" says that "It is a well known fact that Mr. Sykes, the present Captain of the Outlane Company, sent a requisition to Colonel Bradbury signed by 70 men, and asked him to form a company. He also sent another to Huddersfield with the same request." Speaking of Mr. Sykes and the Tuesday previous to the meeting, "One who knows" says, ""It was by arrangement with him on the Tuesday, and after he had that day refused to give a list of names to Major Greenwood, and to meet that gentleman at Outlane, that it was decided to issue the placards," There is a discrepancy here between the two statements, which I leave " A Volunteer," and "One who knows," to settle between themselves. " There is reason to believe" that the intending Volunteers were notified on the Thursday that Major Greenwood would hold a meeting on the Saturday at four o'clock, and considering that Colonel Bradbury's placards were not posted until the morning of Saturday there is also " reason to believe" that Mr. Sykes had no time, had he been instructed, to request that they might be withdrawn. I hope that "One who knows" has not, by quoting the day on which it was decided the bills should be issued, left us to infer that they were posted on that y-

"A Volunteer," on the 4th inst., says, "but Major Greeuwood and others, taking advantage of the lateness of the hour stated, went to Outlane and swore in the men for the Huddersfield battalion." 'One who knows" says "that it is well known that neither Colonel Greenwood nor Colonel Bradbury would have taken any action without the sanction of the promoters of the movement at Outlane." Here is another discrepancy between the two.

Touching the quotation from my last letter. In addition to the paragraph stating the grounds upon which I founded it, " One who knows" quotes the inference I have drawn, — "If my inference is to be drawn from the fucts, and I have correctly stated them, it can only be that Colonel Bradbury intended to spoil Major Greenwood's four o'clock meeting by calling another for seven," but, with great want of candour, omits the two sentences immediately following, and I must supply his omission, "I make no such charge against Colonel Bradbury. I have drawn the inference only to show the absurdity and impudence of the direct charge ' Volunteer' has made against Colonel Greenwood and others."

It may not please "One who knows," but I claim to agree with him in his appreciation of the two Colonels, His difference in this matter is with " A Volunteer."

I beg to thank you for your kindness in providing space and publicity for my letters, and remain, Sir, yours obediently, HUDDERSFIELD. 24th January, 1868.


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