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EDUCATION OUGHT TO BE NATIONAL; AND TO BE NATIONAL MUST BE SECULAR. rae Inhabitants of Huddersfield are respect. fully informed that Dr. WATTS, of Manchester, will deliver AN ADDRESS, in the PHILOSOPHICAL HALL, on WEDNESDAY EVENING, the 29th May, in explanation of the plan of the Lancashire Public School Association as a basis for National Educaiion. [Education] Conscientious adherents to other schemes areinvited, [are invited] and opportunity will be given for the free expression of opinion. oor [or] open at half-past Seven Chair to be taken at Eight precisely. THE HUDDERSFIELD ASSOCIATION FOR IMPROVING THE BREEDS OF PIGS AND POULTRY. Established 9th June, 1849. President. B. N. BR. BATTY, Esq., Fenay Hall. Vice-Presidents. W. R. C. STANSFIELD, Esq., M.P. H. W. Esq., Kirklees Hall. W. W. Esq., Thorpe Villa. JouN [John] SUTCLIFFE, Esq., Huddersfield. JOSEPH Brook, Esq., Greenhead. Tomas Firtu, [Firth] Esq., Toothill. GEORGE CROSLAND, Esq., Crosland Lodge, WituiaM [William] LeicH [Leech] Brook, Esq., Meltham Hall. JOSEPH STARKEY, Woodhouse. GEORGE ARMITAGE, ., Edgerton Hill, JEREMIAH RILEY, Esq., Rose Hill. Treasurer. Mr. T, J. WicNEY, [Wine] George Hotel, Huddersfield. Secretary. Mr. FREDERIC TURNER, Huddersfield. Committee. Mr, BEAUMONT, Jun., Clare Hill. Mr. CHas. [Has] WM. Brook, Greenhead. . FRED. 8. BRoox, [Brook] Birkby. . JOSEPH Brook, Belgrave Terrace. . THOMAS BROOK, Colne Villa. . JOHN Cray, Sheepridge. . T. P. CRosLanD, [Crosland] Crosland Moor, . JOHN DOvGILL, [Devil] Thorp House. . JOSHUA EasTwoop, [Eastwood] Meltham. . C. S. FLoyp, [Floyd] Sands, . ALEXANDER HaTHorRN, [Hawthorn] Longley Hall, . Bens. [Ben] Hey, Turnbridge. . Henry Hirst, Foundry. . F. R. Jones, Jun., Lane Ends. . THOMAS LEADBEATTER, Mirfield, . JOHN MALLinson, [Mallinson] Thickhollins, [Collins] . SIDNEY MOREHOUSE, Morecroft. [More croft] . JAMES Nort, [Not] King's Mill. . T. C. Roopes, [Rope] Clough House. . BENTLEY SHAw, [Shaw] Woodfield House. . MaTTHEW [Matthew] SyKEs, [Sykes] Milnsbridge. HE SECOND ANNUAL SHOW OF THE ABOVE ASSOCIATION Will be held in the HUDDERSFIELD CRICKET GROUND, on FRripay, [Friday] the 23rd day of August, 1850, when the following Prizes will be offered for competition - PIGS. the Best B f i s. d. .-For the Best Boar of any age, pure, large Second Best do. do. 110 2.-For the Best Sow of anyage, [any age] pure, largebreed [large breed] 3 Second Best do. do. 110 3.-For the Best Boar ofanyage, [orphanage] pure,small breed 3 nd Best do. O. 4,-For the Best Sow of anyage, [any age] pure, 3 Second Best do. do. 110 5.-For the Best Boar of any age, of any other breed .., wee ass aes [as] ae 8 Second Best do. do. 110 6.-For the Best Sow of any age, of any other breed ... wes [West] eee [see] ae ene 8 Second Best do. do. 110 7.-For the Best Boar, not exceeding 14 months old, small breed ... mes se 200 Second Best do. do. 1 8.-For the Best Sow, not exceeding 14 months old, small breed ... we eee [see] 2 Second Best do. do. 1 9.-For the Best Pen of three Pigs, of one under nine months old wee xis 1 Second Best do. do. 010 10.-For the Best Pen of three Pigs, of one litter, under four months old ae we 1 Second Best. do. do. 010 11.-For the Best Store Pig of any age ... .110 Second Best oO. we 015 W] 12,-For the Best Store Pig, the property of a La bouring [boring] Man... eee [see] ane [an] eee [see] 20 Second Best do. do. 110 Third Best do. do. 1 Fourth Best do. do. 015 Fifth Best do. do. 010 Sixth Best do, do. 5 POULTRY. 13.-For the Best 2 Golden Pheasant Hens Cock 10 Second Best do. do. 5 14.-For the Best 2 Silver Pheasant Hens Cock 010 Second Best do. do. 5 the Best 2 Chittaprat [Chartered] Hens and Cock ...010 Second Best do. do. 5 15.-For the Best 2 Dorking Hens and Cock ...... 010 Second Best do. do. 5 17.-For the Best 2 Malay Hens and Cock... ...010 Second Best do. do. 5 13.-For the Best 2 Spanish Hens and Cock ... ... 010 ond [and] Best do. do. 5 19.-For the Best 2 Cochin China Hens and Cock 010 Second Best do. do. 5 2),-For the Best 2 Polish Hens and Cock ... ...010 Second Best do. do. 5 21.-For the Best 2 Spangled Hamburgh [Hamburg] Hens and Cock vee [see] aes [as] ape wee 010 W] Second Best do... 5 22.-For the Best 2 Game Hens and Cock ... ... 010 O Second Best do. do 5 23,-For the Best 2 Hens and Coek [Cork] of any other br wee wee ae aa act Second Best do. do. 24,-For the Best 2 Hens and Cock of any other breed or cross, the property of a Labour- [Labour] i0 ing Man bee Second Best do. do. 7 6 Third Best do. do. 5 Fourth Best do, do. 2 6 25,-For the Best 2 Bantam Hens and Cock ... ... 010 Second Best do. 6 . Third Best do. 9 5 26.- or the Best 3 Chickens of any breed (Cockerel and 2 Pullets) aed [ad] Second Best do. do. 7 6 Third Best do. do 5 27.-For the Best 3 Chickens of any breed (Gorkerel [General] and 2 Pullets), the property of a uring [ring] Man 83 010 Second Best do. do. 7 6 Third do. do. 5 Fourth Best do. do. 2 6 28.-For the Best Cock of any breed or cross...... 5 Second Best do. 02 6 29.-For the Best Hen of any breed or cross ......0 [5 Second Best do. sane 2 6 30.-For the Best 2 Turkey Hens and Cock ...... 010 Second Best Go. ss 5 21.-For the Best 3 young Turkeys 010 Second Best. do. aes [as] teas 5 32.-For the Best 2 Geese and Gander... -...... 010 Second Best do. dea [de] 5 33.-For the Best 3.Goslings 1... sss eevee [ever] 010 Second Best do. ... see nae 05 31.-For the Best 2 Ducks and Drake ... ...... 010 Second Best do. wee 5 0. 35.-For the Best 3 Ducklings 0. 010 Second Best acs [as] ws 0565 . EXTRA Tock. For Extra Stock not within the description of any of the forcgoing [foregoing] Classes, Ribbons of Commendation (where deserv- [deserve- deserving] ing) will be awarded. 'All Entries for Stock of. arly [early] description, must be made on or before SaTURDAY, [Saturday] the 10th of AUGUST NEXT. ubseriptions subscriptions] for the current year, which are now due, will be received by the Treasurer, Secretary, or any of the Cc mimittee; [committee] Frize [Prize] Sheets, with the Rules annexed, and Forms of Entry, may be had on application to the Secretary. THE INDUSTRIAL AND GENERAL LIFE ASSURANCE DEPOSIT COMPANY, 2, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, London. HE Directors to intimate the appointment of Mr. BENJAMIN BOWER, of 2, MARKET WALK, AGENT for HUDDERSFIELD, from whom copies of the Prospectus and every information may be obtained, tis, [is] on application. Gros [Gross] 08 SPP [PP] WM. THUS. WOODS, 20th May, 1830. Resident Director. I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE, that I will NOT; be ANSWERABLE, or be held liable for any DEBT or DEBTS which may be contracted by THomas [Thomas] Haw, of 26, Templar-street, Leeds, under the name, style, or firm, of JoHN John] SuTHERS [Suthers] Co., or any other denomination, after this date. As witness my hand, this 28rd day of May, 1850, JOHN SUTHERS, Huddersfield. N THURSDAY, 13th June, at the Brokers' SaLE-Room, [Sale-Room] 10, NoRTH [North] JOHN-STREET, LIVERPOOL, at Two o'clock, THE FOLLOWING WOOL, viz. [viz] 1,000 bales and bags ENTRE [ENTER] Rios and BUENOS AYRES, of superior quality, and mostly free from burr ; 20 ,, GERMANISED [GERMANS] ODESSA; 40 ,, SPANISH; 200 ,, East INDIA; 500 ,, Russian; 200 ,, OPorRTo; [Oporto] 100 ,, Iranian Lamas', TURKEY, and other WOOLS. Apply to ABRAM GARTSIDE Co., Wool Brokers. ALDERNEY AND GUERNSEY HEIFERS. R. BECKET begs to announce that he has received instructions from the Importer, to SELL by AUCTION, on Fripay [Friday] next, the 31st [st] of May, at Two o'clock in the Afternoon, at the WooDMaN [Woodman] HoTEL, [Hotel] Woop- [Wool- Posterity] STREET, WAKEFIELD, 15 PURE-BRED ALDERNEY HEIFERS, Forward in Calf, several of which have gained prizes for their superior breeding. The above have been selected from the choicest breeds in the Island, by Mr. Fowler, an experienced Importer for upwards of forty years. They are all healthy and sound, and handsome in points and colours. May be seen one day prior to the sale, and descriptive Catalogues had at the Woodman Hotel, and of the Auctioneer. Wakefield, May 22nd, 1850. SMOKE NUISANCE REMOVED. 'Pez [PE] Public are respectfully informed, that JOHNSON and CLIFFE'S PatENT [Patent] SMOKE CON- [CONSUMING] SUMING [SUMMING] APPARATUS has been found to accomplish the Combustion of Smoke, and effectually obviate the nuisance caused thereby, which has been the subject of so much complaint in our manufacturing towns. It also effects an important saving of fuel, without requiring an alteration in the mode of applying the coal to the fire. The Apparatus is in no respect complex, nor does it require any Machinery; and being very inexpensive in its first coustruction, [construction] and seldom requiring repair, it will be found worthy the attention of Manufacturers, Dyers, Brewers, and other large consumers of Coal, who are desirous of conducting their business as free as possible from nuisance, and with strict attention to economy. Further information may be obtained at the Office of ESP, Solicitor, Huddersfield. TO OUR READERS. THovueH [Thought] the Chronicle has only this day completed its eighth publication we feel bound to offer our thanks to those numerous friends who have in the outset honoured us with their patronage either as Advertisers or as Subscribers. The success which has attended our exertions hitherto, and the many testimonials daily com- [coming] ing to hand favourable to our undertaking,- [undertaking] together with the growing importance of the district of which Huddersfield is the centre,- [centre] and which we aspire to represent fully and efficiently,-has induced us to decide upon THE ENLARGEMENT OF THE CHRONICLE. We have now the pleasure of announcing to our numerous Readers that on and after SarurDayY, [Saturday] the 6th of Juty [July] next, the Chronicle will be ENLARGED TO THE FULL SIZE AL- [ALLOWED] LOWED BY LAW, and thus be equal in point of size to the Man- [Manchester] chester Guardian, Leeds Mercury, London Times, or any of the leading Daily or Weekly News- [Newspapers] papers. The price of the Chronicle, as hitherto, will be Sourpence [Spence] halfpenny. THE CHRONICLE, MAY 25, 1850. THE RUPTURE BETWEEN FRANCE AND ENGLAND. WHATEVER opinion niay [ny] be entertained as to the real merits of the dispute between the English and the Greek governments; and whatever may be thought as to the degree of blame attachable either to Lord Patserston; [Palmerston] Mr. Wyse, [Wise] or Baron Gros, [Gross] for the rupture which has occurred in the diplo- [diploma- diplomatic] matic [magic] intercourse between France and Great Britain, one thing is certain, that the occurrence itself has been a sort of god-send for the French go- [government] vernment, [Government] which they have not been slow to make available. Another thing is also as certain-the occurrence has been of signal service to France, in averting what, in all probability, would have been a civil war of extermination. The conduct of the French government since the last election for Paris the evident désite [despite] of Lovis [Louis] to transform the Republic into an Empire; the ten- [tendency] dency [Denby] of all his movements to this end, and his own aggrandisement as Emperor; the war of the government on the press; the new Electoral law, by which the government seeks materially to restrict the right of suffrage guaranteed by the Constitution -all these things had produced in the miasses [Misses] of Paris a feeling antounting [accounting] almost to frenzy, and which was daily expected to manifest itself in revolt and insurrection. It was known that the army in 4 great measure sympathised with the masses; that more than one half of the troops had voted for the last republican and socialist can- [candidate] didate [date] for Paris and that they viewed the measure of government on the electoral law as a violation of the constitution. The danger of revolt, there- [therefore] fore, was imminent, and there was every proba- [probate- probability] bility [debility] that had arms been appealed to, the slaughter By order of the Committee, FREDERIC TURNER; Secretary. Huddersfield, May 25, 1850. on ther [the] one side or the other, or on both; vould [could] THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1850. ' have been terrific. That the government felt the danger we are speaking of, may be knewn [known] from the extensive preparations made to repress tumult and put down revolt the nature of which preparations may be judged of from the following assault of the Times' correspondent on the republican and so- [socialist] cialist [list] leaders of the Paris workmen. He says, These leaders now saspect [aspect] that the assurances of a tre- [te- tremendous] mendous [tremendous] repression and an equally terrible chastisement are no joke. They are aware that nothing has been left undone or forgotten to render doubly sure the triumph of the ag nti [ni] the event of collision. c perceive that the mili [mile] force broug [brought] ag the emeutiers [mutineers] is really as gigantic as had been described-a force four times ter [te] t that with which General Buonaparte, [Bonaparte] in his first marvellous campaigns in Italy, successively annihilated four Austrian armies. They know that the forbarance [France] shown no other occasions would per- [perhaps] haps [has] be forgotten on the present, that every issue for es- [escape] cape would be stopped up, that every military chief knows well the pot he would occupy at the very first signal of revolt, and that an overwhelming mass would be accumula- [actual- accumulate] j ted on any point where rebellion showed itself. They are also well aware that this time the chastisement would not be confined te the unhappy men who were roused to miad- [mid- madness] ness by inflammatory writings, and that those who thus roused them would 'be amongst the first to be punished. The authorities, moreover, have not wished that any of these vast preparations for putting an end, once for all it is hoped, to the war of the streets, should be concealed. They have been made in the open day, and every one knows where and what they are. Such was the condition of Paris, and such the preparations of the government, in expectation and anticipation of an armed revolt; and it is a fact undeniable that but for the exertions of the republican leaders to prevent such revolt, whom the Times' correspondent thus misrepresents and ma- [maligns] ligns, [signs] Paris would, many days before the diplomatic rupture with England occurred, have been the theatre of a most bloody and sickening slaughter. But thus matters stood, when General DE La HitTE [White] adopted the unusual and unprecedented course of reading in the National Assembly his letter recal- [real- recalling] ing the French Ambassador from the Court of England. That reading was received by loud cheering from the party on the right that is, by the conservative, or government party but with impassive and ominous silence by the Mountain or extreme opposition. 'Indeed, by this portion of the Assembly, and by the intelligent portion of their adherents out of doors, the whole affair has been looked upon as a farce and has been designated in their press as the comedy ofhonour. [of honour. What the effect of the announcement has been, however, upon the masses and upon the army, may be judged from the following picture of Paris on Sunday last, by the very intelligent and impartial correspondent of the Morning Chronicle - It is very generally believed here that the real object of the French Government, in withdrawing its ambassador so suddenly from London, was not to quarrel with England, but to make a diversion against the Red Repuplicans [Republicans] in France. If this be the case, the effect has been consider- [considerable] able, at least forthe [forth] present; for, although the report on the unpopular Electorial [Electoral] Law was presented yesterday, Paris is as calm to-day as it has been at any perion [person] since the, revolution. The effect on the Republicans has been magical. They feel that, in face of a rumour of war with England, they have no chance of corrupting the army. They are therefore quiet to-day on the subject of emeutes [mutes] and barricades, and even on the new system of agitation- [agitation the] the refusal of the taxes. It is said that, had it not been for the bonne [bone] fortune of this dispute with England, the fidelity of the army to the present Government, in case of an out break, was more than doubtful. This affair has set all right, and the party of order calculates that the hubbub will continue sufficiently long to enable the Assembly to pass the Electoral Bill. It is clear, therefore, that the occurrence has been of infinite service to the French government; and it will in the end prove to have been no less so to the French people. By putting an end to the hope of tampering with the army, and of thus en- [encompassing] compassing a successful revolt, it will serve to con- [concentrate] centrate [cent rate] the energies of the real republicans, and to direct them to more effectual means of defeating Louis Napo.eon's [Nap.on's] sinister intentions on the diadem. In fact, it would almost appear as if this miserable dispute between the two governments of France and England was destined to save the Republic for it could only be during a reign of terror, following on the successful crushing of immature revolt and insurrection, that the schemes of Louis Napo.eon [Nap.on] could be brought to bear. As long as order and quiet are maintained in France, there is no hope of his being able to mount the throne and wear the purple. As for the ultimate effect of the rupture on our relations with France, we see no cause to fear, We are not going to war with France, nor France with us, respecting a matter so trivial-a cause so contemptible. When it has served its full purpose in France, the quarrel will be made up; and for once, perhaps, in the history of nations, humanity itself will be served and benefitted [benefit] by the misun- [missing- misunderstandings] derstandings [understanding] and wranglings of diplomatists and statesmen. Let us hope, at least, that such may be the termination of the present dispute. He ABOLITION OF THE 1RISH [IRISH] VICE- [VICEROYALTY] ROYALTY. THz morning journals have teemed for some weeks past with authoritative information that Minis- [Ministers] ters [tees] contemplated nd less a sweeping measure of economy than the abolition of the office of Lord- [Lord lieutenant] Lieutenant of Ireland. The sequel has proved that their statement, if, in the first instance, only con- [conjectural] jectural, [pectoral] is at least substantially true. On Friday evening, the Pritz [Prize] Mrxitsrer, [Mixture] in the face of a petition from 10,000 inhabitants of Dublin against the measure, moved the first reading of a bill for the Abolition of the Office of Lord-Lieu- [Lieutenant] tenant in Ireland. This measure, he remarked, would not in any manner affect the Irish Law Courts, which it was contemplated to maintain in Dublin, in their present form; nor was it one that had been hastily afrived [arrived] at, inasmuch as it was in contemplation when Lord CLarEenpDon [Declaration] took office, and was oné [on] of the conditions of his accepting the appointment. .This being so, the reason assigned by the Premzzr [Premature] for the apparent delay, was the critical position of Irish affairs pending tlie [tie] late Irish revolt. He remarked, with truth, that it was found exceedingly inconvenient for the Lord-Lieu- [Lieutenant] tenant to be compelled to consult the Government in London, by epistolary drrespondence, correspondence] and, as London and Dublin were now placed within twelve hours' ride of each other, no real objection could exist to the abolition of the present office, and the appointment of an additional Secretary of State in his stéad, [Stead] who would occupy 2 seat in Parliament, and therefore be ready to answer any questions put to him, without, as at present, having first to consult the officials in Dublin. Lord Joun [John] characterised, with much the Lord-Lieutenant as now possessing the seni- [sent- semblance] blance [balance] without the immunities of royal dignity, and the responsibilities without the freedom of action of a Minister of the Crown. Having thus said as much as was necessary to excite the risible faculties of the Irish members, Lord Jon pro- [proceeded] ceeded [needed] to allay their alarms, by intimating that her Majesty had decided on paying frequent visits to her Irish dominions, and that-keeping this object in view-it was deemed advisable to retain the Vice-regal Palace, in Phenix Park, for her Majesty's reception on thése [these] occasions. The noble Lord also gently hinted that it was just possible that Parliament might in the outset have to grant a sum of money towards the fitting-up of this new royal residence as also in liquidation of the claims of those hangers-on at the Irish mock court who would be entitled, according to custom, to super- [superannuation] annuation [nation] pensions. These two minor considera- [consider- considerations] tions,-the [tins,-the ,-the] salary of an additional Secretary of State, and other little matters, might, he added, show no apparant [apparent] saving the first few years, but ultimately the Government looked upon the course suggested in the bill now introduced as one con- [conceived] ceived [received] in a spirit of true economy, and which would result in a greater efficiency in the management of Trish affairs-a more direct responsibility on the part of Government,-and, as he confidently anti- [anticipated] cipated, [anticipated] allay much of that jealousy and party- [party feeling] feeling which had hitherto been the bane of Treland. [Ireland] This announcement of Lord Jonn as might be imagined, roused the Irish members, who prophesied that in case the bill was carried, a se- [separation] paration [reparation would follow as a matter of course. The ball being thus fairly set a-going, Mr. Berna OssorneE [Osborne] took the Irish gentlemen in hand .and, though the cudgelling powers of the honorable [honourable] member are pretty universally known, in and out of Parliament, we think this last display of his skill surpassed himself. Stimulated, no doubt, by the success of Mr. Osporne's [Osborne's] attack, the Hor. [Or] Memper [Member] for Bucks. tried a pass or two, being particularly cautious, however, while hitting the Minister, to guard himself against being considered a backer of the Irish, and vice versa. Mr. Dis- [Disraeli] RAELI [RAIL] confessed that he had not given any deep consideration to the subject, but questioned its policy at the present time, though, out of courtesy, -of course-he would not resist the measure on its first reading, but tauntingly reminded the Financial Reformers that the course contemplated, by the appointment of a fourth Secretary of State, would involve the nation in greater expense, while our present three Secretaries had ample leisure-were well paid-and ought to perform these duties without any creation of the kind alluded to. The CHANCELLOR of the ExcHEQUER, [Exchequer] in answer to this attack, explained that the expenses of the Home Secretary were 20,000 a-year; and of the Colonial Secretary 37,000 ., and that the contemplated new Secretary-ship would be less than either, while the present charges of the Irish Vice-royalty are 48,000 a-year. Some Irish members, patronised by our oid [id] friend Colonel SrsrHorp, characterised this bill as another job, but finally it was read a first time. WHO ARE THE ROBBERS AT the last meeting of the Huddersfield Improvement Commissioners, Mr. JEREMIAH RILEY, in reference to the gas question, exclaimed that he was not sent to that board to be a robber and he subsequently argued ) that as the Gas Company had run a risk in the first em- [employment] ployment [Parliament] of their capital, for the Commissioners to avail themselves of the powers conferred on them by Parliament, and provide gas-works to supply the inhabitants with gas, now that a profit was made by such supply, would bea robbery of the Gas Company of that which rightfully belongs to them. We beg it to be noted in the outset of this article, that we, of the Huddersfield Chronicle, have not been the first to introduce these foul names and foul phrases, and still fouler charges, into the discussion of this gas question. We have not presumed to talk of robbery, or to designate any one, or any company, public robbers, in connection with the gas movement, whether promoters or obstructers. That course has been exclusively pursued,-whether wisely or not the sequel perhaps will tell,-by members of the Gas Company, and by their very judicious friends. However, a charge of robbery has been made. Those who, like ourselves, contend that that which rightfully belongs to the public should be enjoyed by the public, have been designated either in intention or in act and We propose on the present occasion to examine whether such a charge ought to have been hazarded or not. If, in the course of such examination, the Gas Company should suffer by contrast, let them blame their special champion and not us. . What is it that we have contended for, which entitles Mr. Ritey [Riley] (as he thinks) to stigmatise us as robbers We find Huddersfield in possession of an Act of Parliament. That Act confers on a public body of authority (of which Mr, RILEY is a member) certain important and onerous powers, and imposes certain duties. Amongst these powers and duties is the one of providing gas works to supply the inhabitants with gas. Knowing, and having proved that similar powers in operation in other places have re- [resulted] sulted [suited] in a saving of the public rates having shown from the published documents of the several bodies of public authority, that Rochdale has found this principle beneficial, having realized [realised] as net profits, after all expenses, interest on fixed capital, and a large sum to a depreciation fund, have been paid, upwards of 1,800 ta aid of the public rates ; that Salford hag realized [realised] upwards of 6,000 yearly, and Man- [Manchester] chester nearly 40,000, from similar sources; knowing, and having proved these undeniable facts, we have contended that the power conferred by Parliamont [Parliament] on our Improve- [Improvement] ment [men] Commissioners should be made available-should be brought into operation and we have further contended that thig [this] course would result in similar advantage to the Ratepayers of Huddersfield; that the net profits arising from gas consumption would almost reader a vate [ate] Jor [Or] lighting, watching, and cleansing Purposes Unnecessary; that the gas consumer, under such arrangement, would have the satisfaction to. know, as he burnt his' gas, thas [has] he was paying his Improvement rate; and that this would be far more palatable to him, 1a, more advantageous, that having calls BOY ings [ing] gas-rent collector and the Improvement -; tole We have contended farther, (out of pure consiriem [consumer] the Gas Company) that asthe [asthma] erection of a sein, [sen] gas-works by the Improvement Commissiine [Commission] ; public, would render the present works eothpams [Thomas] valueless, the Commissioners should arail [rail] that power which enables them otherwise to works than by erection that is, that the Com. OTOM [TOM] should purchase (if the Gas Company were i, And because we have contended and armed , RILEY stigmatises us as robbers and desionara [missionary] attempt to carry into execution the provisions .. of Parliament, as an attempt at public robbery ' The bare statement of the case is at once ap tos these foolish imputations. But we will not -s. . We purpose to follow Mr. RILEY's argumen s [argument s] i The ground, the only ground, on which Mr. Pry his argument. and his foul charges, is the fier [fire] thy; outset, the Gas Company risked their capital. . this an argument for the continuance of a moni, [mon] grant it is the only argument that monopoly was. to raise but the validity of such argument has .- - acknowledged. Admit this argument, and there of all improvement-ail invention-all new appiiey, [ape] labour and capital. Mortgagees risked their exp); making of turnpike roads. On Mr. priner [printer] formation of the distinguishing wonder of the os Railroad,-was 2 robbery, because it took s turnpike roads that traffic which rightfully belongs, - turnpike mortgages The old cloth finisher -s . capital in the shear-board, the nelly, [Nelly] and the Some enterprizing [enterprising] intellects produced the giv [give] ani [an] knife. This was a robbery -and the old han inflicting heavy and painful labour on their to have been continued Need we pursue the sine ther [the] But then the Gas Company risked their how long and how much What was the exten [extent] risk and what have been the extent of their pris [Paris] Myr. [Mr] RILEY, or any body else for the Gas Compu [Comp] pared to show these things We do not pretenii [pretend] to do this but we can give some idea of the exten [extent] and also how soon the risk passed away, anil [ail] a certun [certain] profit took its place. Some 30 years ago the Gas Company their 2 Their works were on a very small seale. [sale] The vrivinal [ruffianly] may be judged from the fact, that their ox zasometer [gasometer] only contain 8,000 cubic feet of gas. The other were of course in proportion. This small zasemewy [seem] in use is the one contained in the small builling [building] left of the entrance to the works. The ist [its] was #01 not to be great-not to be alarming-not to be for No. 2 gasometer, calculated to hold 2 was required and procured tosupply [to supply] the demani. [demand] here was store-room for 28,000 cubic feet. The feu. [fe] creasing and the risk decreasing, gasomezer [gasometer] . erected, calculated to contain 50,800 cubie [cube] tet. [C] double the quantity of the two former risk still getting less, and the profits mur [Mr] meter No. 4 was erected, and whieh [which] hulls cubic feet so that there is now store-room ir cubic feet. What a risk They begin vio [vi] ing warehouse room for 8,000 Ths. of corm. -no; we mean cubic feet of gas they found ther [the] paid, so they continued to increase and increase. fitable [table] business flowed in upon them; and ther [the] warehouse room for 206,074 cubic feet Buc [Buck] deca [Dec] risked their capital to supply us with the she' a right to continue to supply us with the 206. [W] field is entirely their own-they having purchase their risk and to allow any one t enter b field, and to compete for the supply to the public robbery Nay, for the public to avail powers of their own Act of Parliament,-which 2 paid so dearly for,-and to supply gas to also be an act of robbery The public are b bound hand and foot to the present Gas Compe [Come] there is no help for them. They must periire [Priory] submit to their fate-and beg, in piteous whininy [whining] that the purchasers of their freedom on such 2 terms will be as merciful as they are powertul.' [powerful] We have a case to put to Mr. We name he has for those who wish to pay for 2 chase we want to know the name by whieh [which] be terise [tries] the hypothetical case we are about to pt Suppose a public company of traders with risking their capital, and speedily findinz [find] thas [has] Ue was gone, and profit set in. Suppose these so large, that neither good dividends nor ood [od] des swallow them up, without the fear of the Set the public ear, and exciting competition ur of an article so productive of profit. Se original amount of the shares in this trvlny [trifling] to have been 40-but of which only 2 paid up. Suppose further, that for the purpose from the public the real amount of profis [profits] determined to alter the declared amount of from 40 to 20; and that for each 40 origina [original] which only 20 had been paid up), fio [fi] each are returned to the holder. Suppose that the dividends subsequently divided by - trading company amount to Jifteew [Fifteen] per cent 8 wae [we] risked, while the public are led to the hocus-pocus cock a-lorum-jig [cock a-rum-jig] formerly they are only seven-and-a-half per cent. in the last place, that members of this ver [Rev hones very honourable-this very upright-this very ward public company, were to apply the term to those of the public who wanted to traie [train] themselves, and save the fifteen per cent. pockets, what would Mr. Riney [Riley] say of th) 7 name would he stigmatise such actions. would he employ to designate such proceel [proceed] pause--for his reply 'In our former articles on this subject, baie [bare] ' that the amount of net profit realized [realised] during th in Rochdale, by the Improvement pended in aid of the rates, was from 1.30 The returngve [return] quoted was incomplete a reu [re] before the end of the year. A letter from Rochdale Improvement Commissioners nu - us, in which he says,- Our retum [return] for the is not yet completed but we have progressed 2 show that the profits during the past year bar ail than 2,500. When this return is publishe [published ' to get a few copies, and deposit them in public public inspection. We know that sonie [son] are to the correctness of the fatts [Watts] we have adduced, benefit arising in the places we have named from being in the hands of the public. 'The decume2 [decorum ' open for public inspection and it will be case that our statements are wader the truth. know otir [ot] power as journalists rather better tha [that] fue [fe] ourselves to the tertainty [Trinity] of having our ve ent [end] win in a controversy, a man must be clear aad [and] truth with hi ficts [fits] and the public will opinions from those facts, spite of any 2 2 to Thé [The] principle with us, there ' extremely careful as to facts, and leave - Aid in all we have said; or may o 1. rm. on this gas question, we trust the public will Po