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TCA [ACT] CHRONICLE. rh pERSFIELD, [prevailed] MAY 25, 860. - -- i OVEMENT [MOVEMENT] COMMISSIONERS Mtg 7 p THEIR LAST MEEETING. [MEETING] ian [in] a 1 mortification we feel called upon to 3 , p i sions, [Sons] and the convictions forced. upon od at 1 our oe ines 'of the Imprevement [Improvement] Com- [Company] hayg [hay] pes, [peas] Olé [Old] st sorrow at having Witnessed f the ME coof, [roof] on the patt [part] of several, of their being eden [even] efor [for] private gain to the public good; and ment [men] rel pe ah majority should have come to the sagen [sage] teat tne [te] meal ' Hin [In] ati [at] [C] vo a preeoneerted [printed] arrangement to stifle the oS aera [area] was question, and to elect to tue vacant act pn. 0D loner gentleman who is but the nomi- [name] in the Huddersfield Gas Com- [Coma] 'aha [C] the amet [met] our to convey to tee Ratepayers of thing like an adequate idea of the excite- [excite lg] lg feeling displayed, regarding questicn [question] of te sett -mportance [important] to them thus gas qucstion [question] as- [escape] Xap [Ap] only were the proceedings devoid of dig- [Dora] ra ak painful to witness thera. [there] The ed was anything but amiable; and that spirit L es toat [oat] CUTS of conduct utterly indefensible. We twas vended many meetings of public representative yeh hey] ju Birmingham end in Wakefield, and wit- [winter] nder. [under] 5 a sccncs [sconces] ;-rut never Gid [God] we before ae nmistalable [unmistakable] a determination to rule by an Mor. [Or] ised [used] majority, -to put down all apposition, 'and the a Without discussion, on 2 question which sag such organised majority are dead set nvict [convict] a oyanions [opinions] of the great bulk of the Ratepayers ; Dart. oe erer [ere] see 2 more complete setting at defiance of wishes of the body, than was eyed ijn [in] the matter of the clccticn [Clayton] to the vacant office. tas [as] ti ory [or] outset iL was apparent that prior arrange- [arranging] uring [ring] bad heen [hen] made, Almost befure [before] the hour of seven up in erick, [rick] a Giairman [German] was hurrie [hurried] ly proposed and he as bury sir took his seat before the proposal could be put to te, In our opinion a chairman ought to try to act send, -jJly-not [July-not] to exhibix [exhibit] feeling cither [either] on one side or the head, -to endeavour to preserve order, and secure a full cack [Jack] ne for each spetker, [speaker] and not be continually ejacula- [actual- jocular] a a uterraptions, [eruptions] and pandying [paying] snarling observations With cord. arty speaking ;-to promote a free discussion of the 420, i propesals [proposals] placed in his hands,-not to Lurry [Larry] them nite [note] even in the face of a speaker endeavouring to arked [arched reasons why they should not be adopted. We say ames [mes] ought to endeavour to act as above in- a as the Commissioner did when in the iuiweek, [week] and who occupied the seat usually ae h urbanity and gentlemanly demeanour by painted Chaimaan [Chairman] of the year. The fit- [fit] y clecteé [eclectic] on Friday night 5 ap rative [native] body, may be judged sry [sr] of smorable [memorable] declaration of his own, when in the f Dr. whatever notiun [Norton] was made in that room, ight, [it] rt or wroug, [wrong] suowld [sold] be put to the vote Lord cairman chairman] haying been appointed in the manner nday [day] jel, [Joel] aul [al] the usual route business transacted, Mr. ssimet [sometime] MOORE rose to explain that circumstances ant of; bin from bringing on his motion respecting the f St. whit as he had intended. He detailed the ester. u induced him to defer the suffi- [suffer- suffer] 4 had been and with consider- [consider] a at in only one short fortnight before. Paris as fied [field] then, did not satisfy on Friday week. #. and his motion were to be defeated the sls [ls] in 'ued [used] majority were there; on another occasion the , and it e battle-ficld [battle-field] might be changed and therefore, Like the time present so to shelve this gas question aris [ares] Were made, tel JEREMIAH RILEY jed [red] on the assault. 'He was not, con marved, [marked] sent there to be a rokber -a [broker -a] phrase we thas [has] Cuumentel Commented] on csewhere [elsewhere elsewhere] Mr, Mocre [More] was ee a ae ee en tid [ti] st know how long the farce ils, is] 'he ein [in] Ae should therefore move that the oa we UC Into cousileration [consideration] that day six months. ts of Unmustakable [Unmistakable] atanpt [attempt] to burke [Burke] the question to ire oUF; [of] to shelve it for a period extending be- [highest] hext next election of is ae lection [election] of was seconded by of bee tir [tor] mete apron ec a men in the commission 2 2 hit tin Sh aan [an] to have been the last to has been fox A ene a well known that Mr. that the gas company een [en] intimately connected , has if sted [ste] in its stock. oar ms on pro Sams [Sam] have been, Nay, it is stated that his ire, vat transferred to his brother and nul [nil] Weis [Wise] aut [at] at the Commissioners' Board aut [at] ME 7 ls Lin ale neh [ne] a spec 8. Common prudence the ae a representation of pad and Cnn [Inn] clare, [care] would have dic- [Dick- Dick] 1889 thé [the] ss on the part of Mr. Boortn, [Boor] 1498 ae ustakable [stable] eazerness [eagerness] evineed [evinced] by him to 'ou he has been. (j 'he has been, (if he is not still Sueived [Served] for a season. y bo 5s dion [don] cloade [loaded] Private interest, how- [how] A CIONdS [Sounds] man's a aes [as] rransatvay reinstate] ost [out] men's judgment and not unfre- [infer- infer] 4 With all pridonee [prisoner] - the 4 al predence [presence] andthe [and the] amount of fecl- [fell- fell] Mr. By 43 yd one who Bourn tue unmistakable bitterness 1. Seuerally [Several] so placid and so good-tem- [good-te- tempt] that the deep fro aud [and] that scated [stated] chord of sclf [self] interest has 10 WMS [WAS] ES boon SON selfishness of the gas pro- [pro next] next ited tied] up from its deepest abyss. this burs ts vis this attempt to Question on wit, ; 1 which the Ratepayers feel so me hee [her] en the organised majority of oer [per] an sept at he ft i, ana as at defance, [defence] or to treat them ne middle course must be pursued. Sell to ea they had been called , the Ul Ousider Desirous] this gas question therefore yh ad Mts [Mrs] In vain for Mr. Moore to state a tts [its] hal [al] ie te question) Was unprepared, giish [gish] the had not with Meee [Mere [C] into ite [it] discus ot SS to enable hita [hit] ti Meee [Mere] nt eae [ear] 4 they illustrate his argument; that ft the Cot cause which, on a former oces- [ones- dioceses] Bs. lotion of th Stioners [Stationers] themselves to put off ) Si eed [ed] in the ne Gestion [Question] still operated, he had a 2d in ay Preparation in vain all 00 Suan [Sun] forbear appeals to the indulgence the turing [during] Nae the courtesy of the orga- [organ- organ] ne ey men there; they bad Nd the i the foregone conclusion was 4g a Work must be done, A the eg ne. Accordingly it was 'Upon of the question should ted itsele [itself] But hereupon another diffi- [diff- difficult] icin, [iain] lt Mr. Moons, who had given the Drematrre Premature] Subject, would not thus be driven, tore Gor, [For] nn meomplete [complete] opening of the dis- [swoop] (as he significantiy [significant] told the aad [and] When he had seen such evidence of me of his opponents. But nil des- [deserving] ving [vine] Rizey [Prize] wanted the question put- [consideration] he was still ready to go eat. so tion, [ion] Nay, more he was prepared he did by telling the assem- [assume- assumes] ' Was their duty to mind their moving that the Commissioners &as-works. This motion even met d ed Si though Parliament Bas conferred upon pet on and made it THER [THE] DUTY cot Me. the eek 884 to lay down pipes in the 068 BE Words yg 5 With gas; and though e Guote [Gout] . eh Mr. goa [go] ce are in the Act of Par- [Parr] r 78 BY Sty Seeution Section . and his seconder are appointed ree [ere] Cl erved [served] br just as much power to éréct [erect] or THE HUDDERSFIELD CHR [CHE] ONICLE, [CHRONICLE] SATURDAY, MAY 25, 18680. 7 ; a ense [sense] to this Very wise resolution, the Contmissioners [Cont missioners] have provide gas Works, as the have to pave a street, make a sewer, Ordign [Odin] data ay is as much their duty to do one ag the other. This resolttion [resolution] was also deemed te be tao sweeping in- [indeed] deed, to to the fact for three of the Commis- [Comms- Commissioners] sioners [sinners] who sought to amend its form, admitted that the question of gas works was one which the Com- [Commission] misstonors [Ormiston] 'could, and must, perhaps, at some time or other, entertain but the time had not yet come the engagements the Commissioners already had in hand were as onerous as they could well manage and more than they even did efficiently manage therefore it would be tmwise [twice] to under- [undertake] take more for some time especially such a weighty one as the providing of gas-works. Now, this we admit at once to be a reason-a reason too that ought to be considered, and which would have had weight with it, had a motion been before the Commissioners for their immediately evect- [event- erecting] ing, or otherwise providing gas-works for the town 3 but it is no reason against the mere discussion of the question ; no reason against a minute and impartial INQUIRY, as to the power of tre [te] Commissioner' on the subject, and as to the expedieney [expediency] probable results to the rates and the Ratepayers, from a judicious exercise of that power. We say the statement urged above would have been no reason against Mr. Moonre's [Moore's] motion, had that motion becn, [been] as we understand it was and is to be, for a select committee to institute the necessary inquiries on the subject, and report thereon te a future meeting of the Commissioners much less a5 it a reason why such mmeomteous [momentous] meatis [meats] shoitd [shouted] have been adopied [adopted] as were resorted to, in the vain attempt to stifie [stiff] discussion. . Those, therefore, who could not go the whole length with Mr. River, that the Commissioners had nought to do with gas-wyrks, [gas-works, sought to shape the motion so as to bar the queition [question] off for six months, by getting a vote that, for such period, the Commissioners would neither enter into negociations [association] with the existing gas company for the purchase of their works, nor erect gas-works of their own but on its being shown that. such a resolution would interfere with the ordinary working of the Commissioners; would, in fact, prevent them from altering a lamp-or erecting or removing a lamp-post-these being to all intents and purposes, as far as they go, gas-works, some of the body were inclined to restrict the languaze [language] of the reso- [rose- resolution] lution [Lotion] to at present 4. e. that the Commissioners would not at preséit [present] negoeiate [negotiate] for the purchase of gas-works; nor at present determine to erect new works; and a resolution in those terms was ultimately passed. A most harmless end unnccessary [necessary] resolve truly fur in the first place nobody had asked them to 20 negociate, [negotiate] or so to erect; they had no motion for such an object before them and in the second place, the very next moment of time after the resolution was passed placed the Commissioners in new circumstances,-took them eut [et] of the then present, and landed them in azxother [sixth] present. And thus did the set effort to stifle discussion-to hang up the question-to get rid of it for the next six months-fail. The organized [organised] majcfity [majority got entangled by their own eagerness; and in the end-as most men with tempers out of joint do- [do accomplished] accomplished xothing [nothing] but an exposition of their own bitter feeling, manifested in the uncourteous [courteous] treatment of their brother Commissioner, and in the unscrupulous attempt to shelve both hini [hon] 4nd [and] his gas motion. The gas question having thus fer the present been disposed of, the Commissioners next proceeded to eleet [Fleet] a person to fill the vacancy caused by the non-attendance (through illness) of Mr. ABRAHAM Himst. [Hirst] And here it vrag [rag] that the effect of a previous arrangement was most perceptible. Mr. SamMUEL [Samuel] RovuTLEDGE, [Privilege] a man who had for one year served the office of Commissioner; who had done his duty while in offiee; [office] who had given proof of assiduity and efficiency; and who at the poll was only teu [te] votcs [votes] behind the Commissioner then filling the chair, was proposed; and tne [te] fact that he was tie next in the opinion of the Ratepayers to the parties elected in September last, was adduced as a reason why the Commissioners should elect him to the position he had been so nearly elected to by the Ratepayers. But no. The gas proprietors had not received Mr, Rovt- [Rot- Routledge] LEDGE's pledge to do all in his power to maintain their monopoly. Hehad [Head] not been called upon, and he had been mean enough, to give ANOTHER PLEPGE, [PLEDGE] concerning which we have heard, and concerning which somebody else shall hear before long and, therefore, Mr. ROUTLEDGE would not do for the purpose intended by the coming man. So Mr. JANES Bootu, [Boots] while he had nothing to say agazist [against] Mr. RouTLEDGE [Routledge] who bore testimony, when it was wrung from him, as to Mr. RoUTLEDGE's [Routledge's] efficiency, proposed that Mr. LUKE SWALLow [Swallow] should be elected to the vacant office. And Mr. LuKE [Like] SwaLLow, [Swallow] who had not received one vote from the Ratepayers who was stamped with no token of public approval; who is confessedly the most self-willed man in Huddersfield, was preferred to Mr. SAMUEL Rovt- [Rot- Routledge] LEDGE, who had been all-but-elected by the Ratepayers themselves. This is an instance of a representative body deferring to the opinions of the electors with a vengeance We have designated Mr. LUKE SWALLOW as the nominee of the Gas Company. Our proof is, that on the Thursday, the day before the election, one of the most active members of the gas management, who is not a Commissioner, (and whose name we are ready to divulge if it be called for), publiely [public] boasted that Mr. SwALLow [Swallow] would be elected that it was so arranged; and that Mr. Moore would find that the Gas Company were too strong for him for he, too, and some others, would soon have to quit, -- - It has therefore now become a question between the Ratepayers of Huddersfield and the Gas Com- [Company] pany; [any] and the point at issue is, -is the Improve- [Improvement] ment [men] Commission to be riade [brigade] subservient to the private interests cf a eompany [company] of traders, under circumstances which make their trading a monopoly; or is it to he so constituted as to insure to the public the full amount of good and benefit that would assuredly result from its honest and legitimate working Are men who are cpposed [opposed] to all progress; who are celebrated for nothing bnt [bent] their obstructive qualities; who have invariably re- [resisted] sisted [sister] every reform in our local affairs; who are filled with old and narrow prejudices and mean jealousies; are men of this calibre to be pitchforked into the commis- [comms- commission] sion, in defiance of the Ratepayers' declared will, that the attempt to secure for the Ratepayers what will materially save the rates may be defeated Is this to be the order of the day Are men of intellect-of active business habits-of enlarged views; men who can mentally grasp the height, and breadth, and depth, and entire scope of the commission, with its important sanitary powers; are such men as these to be thrust aside because they attempt to seture [secure] for the public the great profits that arise from the public's consumption of gas, and through the use of the public streets; thrust aside too for men who go in pledged to maintain a private monopoly to the disadvantage of the public -and who go in pledged for something more than this, as we shall hereafter have to de- [detail] tail, when the plot is sipe [side] exough [enough] for exposure. If the Ratepayers of Huddersfield are content to let such a state of things endure one moment loiiger [loge] than the time set apart for thcir [their] action on the scene, they are of a meaner mould in spirit than we take them to be. uo oe . One word, to guard against misconception, before we close. We do not intend, by any means, to assert that ali who voted in the majority on Friday week were pledged or organized [organised] before hand. Thé [The] uppearance [appearance] of prior arrange- [arrangement] ment [men] and foregone conclusion howerer [however] was so strong, that Mr. THomas [Thomas] Fira [Fora] felt it necessary twice to explain, when voting with the majority, that ke was not pledged a.taler- [a.later- terrible] able proof that he knew others were pledged. There were others also who, could ferhaps [perhaps] put in a similar disclaimer to Mr. Firth's, but the result to the public was all the same. And it is far in with public business when private cabal presumes to settle it before-hand, apd. [ap] merely. got the Mr. T. P, in refer- [refer] pace of general meeting to register lis [is] foregone conclusions, EXTRAORDINARY INckEASE [Increase] OF receipts of the London and North-Western Railway for the week ending the 12th instant, shows aft iticrease [increase] of 6,788 over ieee of ae period of lest year-viz. an in- [increase] rease [ease] of 8,366 for passengers, parcels, carriages, horses, andl [and] snails and 3,413 in the mercHandise [merchants] and cattle Cc. Prize Essay on Histony.-An [History.-An] Arnold prize, arising out of funds raised by the friends of the late Dr. Arnold, of Rugby, has been decreed at Oxford. It will be awarded every year in the Lent term to the writer of the best essay or dissertation on some subject of ancient or modern history, if such essay shall be deemed worthy of tke [the] prize. VIOLENT ATTACK ON GAME-KEEPERS. -A few nights since, four of the Earl of Derby's keepers, namely Henry f'yrer, [f're] James Tyror, [Tyre] Henry Greenall, [Green] and John Molyneux, proceeded to Tinkle-pig-lane, near the Maypole, where they were to mect [met] hy agreement, at twelvo [twelve] o'clock, the keepers of the Earl of Sefton Shortly after their arrival, they heard the sound of persons approaching, and, concluding that they were their expected friends, went towards them. Instead of meeting the Earl of Sefton's men, they encountered four- [fourteen] teen or fifteen poachers, all armed with déadly [deadly] weapons, and a battle instantly ensued. The poachers cried, Kill them. James Tyrer, Henry Tyrer, and Henry Greenall, [Green] were prostrated, and believing that they had ac- [accomplished] their purpose, the poachers drew off. J. Tyrer was so dreadfully beaten that his life was considered in danger, but he is recovering, as are his two comrades, who were also seriously injured. Molyneux escaped with a few slight bruises. This brutal aésdult, [assault] it issupposed, [is supposed] was made im [in] consequence ofa [of] poacher having been recently committed for shooting at one of the keepers with intent to kill him. The Earl of Derby has offered a reward of 50 for the ap- [apprehension] prehension of any of the offenders. Aw INTERESTING COLLECTION FOR'THE ZOOLOGICAL SocleTy.-We [Society.-We] learn from Alexandria that the Ripon, on its way to Southampton, beings the first hippopotamus orer [ore] ever imported into England. 'The animal has been waiting at Cairo for the hot season, and also a collection of animals and birds, among which are an ibex from Mount Sinai, a lion, a ghepard, [Sheppard] two lynxes, an ichneumon, some civet cats, and a variety of serpents, lizards, and desert rats. A young giraffe was also to have formed part of the collection, but it was unfortunately drowned in the canal after reach- [reaching] ing Alexandria. The hippopotamus, bemg [beg] only 18 months old, is coniparatively [comparatively] small, and lives exclusively on milk, its daily consumption being about 80 pints, for the furnish- [furnishing] ing ot which several cows have to be kept on board. is very tame and allows itself to be freely handled by its Arab attendant, whom it follows and answers to the name of Ghebbaysch, [Gibbs] an island on the blue Nile, near the seventh cataract, between Senaar [Senior] and Fazoglu, [Facile] where it was caught. It isa male specimen, and Abbas Pasha, the Viceroy, has issucd [issued] orders to procure a female, which is expected to arrive here after the rise of the Nile, in about three months' time, and will also be sent to England. Preparations for the conveyance of the hippopotamus had been made at Southampton, on board the Ripon, with a convenient iron tank, holding about 400 gallons of fresh water, which it wal [al] require to be renewed every other day to bathe in.- EXTRAORDINARY Buiast [Bast] OF Rocx.-At [Rock.-At] the Silver Mine Lime-works, Linlithgowshire, 3,700 tons of stone were re- [recently] cently [cent] raised at one blast. The quantity of powder used to detach this immense weight of stone was five ewt. [et] This, we believe, is the most extraordinary blast of rock which has ever been effected in Scotland. THE MURDERS BY A MarManw [Barman] NEAR EpinpurcH.-At [Pinch.-At] the sitting of the High Court of Justiciary at Edinburgh on Friday, before Lord Moncrief, [Moncrieff] Peter Pearson was placed at the bar, charged with the murder of Dr. Wilson and his aged mother, at the village of Juniper Green, on the 17th or 18th of March. On the 18th of March last, Dr. Wilson, a medical practitioner, residing at Juniper Green, was dis- [discovered] covered in the kitchen of kis [is] house, quite dead, with his head almost beaten to jelly; and in the passage was found Dr. Wilson's aged mother, also quite dead, with wounds of a similar description on her body as on her son, which had been inflicted on both bya [by] poker and tongs. The prisoner was found in béa [ba] in the house quite naked, having burnt his clothes. The prisoner, who is a stout-built man, about 40 years of age, worea [wore] morose and sullen.aspeet, [sullen.aspect] and-mani- [manifested] , fested [rested] little or no interest in the proceedings. Mr. hovert- [overt- Henderson] son, the counsel for the prisoner, pleaded insanity, as a bar to the trial. Professor Miller was then called, who stated that he had examined Pearson in march last, at the request of the police authorities, and he fciind [find] him to be perfectly insane. Dr. Spittalgavesimilartestimony. Lord Moncreif [Concrete] said he supposed the court could come to no other conclusion than that the prisoner at the bar was nota [not] proper object for trial, and he therefore moved that he be conveyed to the general prison, Perth, to be detained there subject to future erders [orders] of the court. Lords Cockburn and Ivory concurring, the prisoner was removed. THe [The] Convict ANNETTZ [ANNETTE] MYERrs.-This [Myers.-This] criminal, who was convicted at the Old Bailey, i 1848, of the murder of Henry Ducker, a guardsman, by whom she had beer se- [seduced] duced, [duce] by shooting him in St. James's Park, and sentenced to death by the Lord Chief Baron, was, upon the commu [com] tation [station] of that sentence, and the substitution of the punish- [punishment] ment [men] of transportation for life, ordered by the Secretary of State to be imprisoned in the Westminster Bridewell for the space of two years. That period having expired on Saturday, the prisoner was removed from the Bridewell to the Millbank Penitentiary, preparatory to the sentence of transportation being carried into effect, and she will be sent amongst the next batch of convicts to Van Diemen's land. Her health is now muchimproved [much improved] but during the first part of her imprisonment she suffered very much, and was continually in the deepest grief and melancholy. It was at one time thought that her reason was affected, but the authorities have satisfied themselves that such is not thecase. [these] ... .. sts [st] New DIScIPLe [Disciple] OF THE MusES [Muses] IN Panis.-The salons of Paris have been in commotion, owing to the appearance of a negress from Madrid, whose voice is said to be of most extraordinary power and agility, and whose talent for sing- [singing] ing the real Spanish ballad is more reinarkable [remarkable] than any thing we have had amongst us for years, Her history is remarkable; having been sold by her parents in her infancy to a slave dealer on the coast of Mozambique, she was transferred from his hands to those of a Spanish planter of Porte Rieo. [Rio] The wife of this gentleman was a French- [Frenchwoman] woman, who took an especial interest in the little slave-girl thus committed to her care, and catised [caused] her to be instructed in every accomplishment to be acquired in that remote part of the.globe. As the girl grew up she became remark- [remarkable] able both for talents and beauty, and was presented by her master to a gentleman high in office at the Havana. Here she inspired an attachment in one of the officers of the Spanish garrison there, who purchased her freedom at an enormous sacrifice, and subsequently married her. By his death she has found herself redueed [reduced] to poverty, and has to her musical talents, which will more than replace the fortune she has lost. She is about to repair to London, where, I believe, she has already obtained an engagement to sing betwoen [between] the acts at one of the large theatres. Madame Mazzini, the wife of the Italian trium- [trim- triumvir] vir, [Sir] has also obtained a succes [success] de salon, unrivalled since the days of Madame Sabatier. [Abate] The interest inspired by hor [or] desolate position may have much to do with this success; but her voice, a powerful contralto, has in itself sufficient elaims [claims] to admiration to warrant the anticipation of her procuring an advantageous engagement for tlie [tie] ensuing season at the Italian opera.-Paris Correspondent of the CovraceEous [Gracious] ConpDUcT [Conduct] OF A CLERGyMAN.-As [Clergyman.-As] the Rev. Thomas Bull, of Corby, was driving between Harborough and Farndon, on Tuesday evening last, he observed in a field adjoining the road a ring formed and two men engaged in 4 pitched battle. Alone and unattended, he, leaving his horse and gig under the care of a person fn the road, immediately made his way up to the assembled crowd, rushed through the ring formed, and separated the com- [combatants] batants, [bat ants] keeping them from each other at arm's length, and calling upon them to desist from such a disgraceful procecding. [proceeding] To this the men actually eagaged [engaged] seeméd [seemed] disposed to acquiesce, overawed by the rev. gentleman's firm tone and decisive manner. The crowd, however, com- [composed] posed, as is usual, of navvies and some of the lowest charasters, [characters] finding that the brutal sport which they were enjoying was likély [likely] to comé [come] to a close, commeneed [commenced] assailing the rev. gentleman with hooting and hissing, threatening to knock him down and settle him if he persisted in inter- [interrupting] rupting [rioting] their sport. Nothing daunted, however, by their threats and violent conduct, Mr. Bull boldly faced some of those who were most vociferous in their declaration of doing him some bodily injury, and told them that, although he knew himself alone and unsupported, he cared not the least for their threats, and, daring any one to lay a finger-on him, he boldly.and firmly told them, that he-was resolted [resulted] not to leave thé [the] fiéid [field] till the men Had pit on their clothes, and, the field being tleared, [cleared] 44 end was put to such a dis- [disgraceful] 'graceful proceeding. '.Tlie '.Tie] mob, seeing how determined the rev. gentleman was, and overawed by his bold-and unflinching bearing, immediately disperged, [dispersed] some of those who had been most violent in their threats and abuse de- [declaring] claring [clearing] that he was a brave fellow, and that no one should touch or molest him. Such courageous conduct is worthy of imitation, although in his praiseworthy endeavour to put a stop te 0] brutalizing an exhibition the rev. gentle man ran-a great personal risk. A question naturally arises, where were the police -Northampton Herald, SECESSIONS TO estimable clergymen. highly beloved and respested [respected] for their amiable character and the exemplary discharge of their sacred duties, weve [wee] received at Rome in Easter week into the Roman Catholic Church. Their names are the Rev, John Henry Wynne, B.C.L., Fellow of All College, and the James Laird Patterson, M.A.; Trinity College, both of Oxford. DeEatTH [Death] OF SIR WILLIAM FIELDEN, Bart.-This gentle- [gentleman] man died on Friday night last, at Feniscowles, [encircles] r an ilthess [illness] of about six days, in the 79th year of his age. The déc ased [Dec used] was a native of Blackburn, and all his life was engaged in the cotton trade. He was chosen to represent the Lorough [Borough] in the first reform parliament, in 1832, atter [utter] a desperate struggle, being opposed by the late Mr Turner and Dr. Bowring. In 1835, he was again elected, after a marked by drunkenness and disorder in his party, and in that of the late Mr. Turner, by a majority of 12 over his competitor, Dr. Bowring. In 1837, he was again elected, without a contest. In 1841, he was again returned at the head of the poll, after a narrow and exciting contest with Mr. Hornby against Mr, Turner. Mr. Fielden continued to represent the tinti [tin the closé [close] of the session in 1847, when he was made a baronet, by Sir Robert Peel, as a reward for his political services to the party. ICEBERGS IN THE ATLANTIC.-Intelligence was received at Lloyd's, on Saturday, by the Mary, Captain Haguct, [Hague] just arrived at Bristol, from Newfoundland, of an enormous field of ice, upwards of 150 miles in length, floating in the Atlantic about the parallel of latitude 46, The Mary was entangled for several days amongst the icebergs, some of which were more than 200 yards high out of the water, and escaped from amongst them with extreme difficulty. At the timeseveral [time several] other vessels were beset and it is strongly feared, that as the ice lies in the direct track of vessels crossing the Atlantic, some serious disaster will be caused. This early drifting of ice from the Polar seas is considered extremely favourable to the expeditions in search of Sir John Franklin and his brave companions. Deily [companions. Daily] News. Tre [Te] County Courts Extension BILL.-A deputation from the London committee appointed to promote the amendment of the' law of debtor and creditor, from the Chamber of Commerce of Manchester, from the Manchester Guardian Society, and from the Manchester Society for the Protection of Trade, accompanied by Mr. Masterman, M.P., Mr. Henry, M.P., and Mr. Kershaw, M.P., waited upon Lord Brougham to explain the injurious effect which would be produced on trade by Mr. Fitzroy's bill, if it became a law. The Weekly Chronicle states that Lord Broveham [Brougham] said he felt satistied [satisfied] that the bill was in a very different state to that which he understood it to be. If it passed the House of Commons this session, he would move that it should be referred to a select cotmmittee [committee] of the House of Lords, where all its provisions and its bearing on trade would receive most ample consideration. ANOTHER Savincs' [Savings] BANK DEFAULTER.-The Market Weighton bank for savings was established in 1833, asa branch to the Hull savings bank. Mr. Jeremiah Roantree, draper, an influential member of the Wesleyan socicty, [society] being a local preacher, class leader, and trustee, and a most liberal contributor to all objects connected with the socicty; [society] has been the agent and manager of the branch for the last 14 years, and his character was considered to be beyond suspicion. The directors of the Hull bank having deter- [determined] mined to investigate the affairs of all their branches, sent a deputation over to Market Weighton, on Friday, the 10th inst., who stated the object of their visit, when Mr. Roan- [Roantree] tree requested them to defer the investigation until aiter [after] the fair. This they declined to do. Mr. Roantree after wards acknowledged that there was a serious defaleation. [defalcation] The accounts were examined, and up to the present time it has been ascertained that out of 8,000 which has passed through Mr. Roantree's hands there is a deficiency of no less than 1,000. Itappears [It appears] from the books that a system of entering fictitious names, and abstracting sums ef money, has betn [been] carried on from the commencement of Roantree's connection with the branch. We understand there is suffi- [suffer- sufficient] cient [cent] in the Hull bank, to the credit of the Market Weigh- [Weighton] ton branch, to pay the depositors 15s, in the pound. Roan- [Roantree] tree has conveyed his real and personal property to the trustees, and a party is bound for the sum of 150. It is hoped, therefore, that the depositors will not be serious losers.- [losers] Yorksiireman. [Yorkshireman] za se see aes [as] xr DISTRICT NEWS. ALMONDBURY. SHow [Show] oF Pics aT THE Farr.-An exhibition of pigs, got up througli [through] the influence of Rockley Batty, Esq., and other influential gentlemen in this neighbourhood, took place near the Vicarage, on Whit-Monday, which is the annual fair of the village. The first prizes were a copper tea kettle each to the exhibitor of the best animal of the larger and smaller breeds. 'The prize for the larger breed was obtained by Mr. Midgley, of the Rose and Crown; Al- [Almondbury] mondbury, [Almondbury] and for the smaller one by Mr. James Sykes, of Dalton Hill Top. There were other prizes, as marks of distinction, awarded in several instances, aud [and] we are gra- [ga- gratified] tified [testified] to announce, as one of the best indications of the sticcess [success] which has attended the allotment system in this neighbourhood, that there were upwards ef 100 pigs ex hibited [exhibited] on this occasion. The last few years the pig fair of this village has been on the decline, but this year we hare pleasure in noticing an improvement in this respect. Senoon [Noon] Frast.-On [Fast.-On] Whit-Monday the children con- [connected] nected [connected] with the Central National School walked in proces- [prices- procession] sion to Mr. Dougill's, at Fenay, and sung two or three pieces from thence they went to Mr. Nowell's, and from thence to the school-room, where they were regaled with currant buns and tea. After the scholars had been dis- [dismissed] missed, the Vicar read over the prizes given by the Com- [Committee] mittee [matter] of Council, and enforced in eloquent terms the necessity of a more extensive system of education, especially among the females of our country, and particularly in Al- mondbury [Almondbury] and the surrounding villages, and. urged the young people whom he addressed not to be behindhand in the great education movement going on around them. CLAYTON WEST. ScHoon [School] ANNIVERSARY.-On Monday afternoon a public tea party of the teachers and friends of Sabbath-schools was held in the Wesleyan School-room, Clayton-West. There were many friends from the Independent chapel uniting with their brethren engaged in the work of instriict- [instruct- instruction] ing the rising generation. Tea being ended, the Rev. J. Sinith, [Smith] Independent minister, give out a hymn, which was sweetly sung by the choir; after which, Mr. Bostock, of Wakeiield, [Wakefield] was called to preside... Mr. Joseph Bottomley made a short but affecting specch.. [speech] A friend from Brad- [Bradford] ford detailed many pleasing instances resulting from the work of instructing the young, he having been engaged for twenty years in the self-denying work Mr. Mosley stated scme [same] good had resulted from the instruction im- [in- imparted] parted in the Wesleyan Sunday-school, yét [yet] not that amount which they had anticipated. The Rev. J. Smith, in an effective speech, which occupied nearly one how in delivery, referred to many topics in connection with the arduous engagements of the Sunday-school teacher ob- [observing] serving that the moral and mental culture of the rising generation had been sadly neglected in past years, but that a brighter state of things had now dawned jon [on] our land, and thousands were now enjoying the light of life. His principal topics of address were,-1. The work of the Sab- [Bas- Baths] ath-school [at-school -school] teacher was the formation of character for time and eternity, and God had given him the bible for his guide.-2. Sunday-school teachers should be distinguished for eminent piety.--3. The blessed results of religious training witnessed in the family, in the church, and in the world,-4, The importance of looking at this great moral lever in the light of eternity.-5. The encouragement teachers had to persevere, and the importance of prayer. In conclusion he affectionately pressed upon the attention of teachers, a quarterly meeting of -a l th -schools, at the several chapels alternately a Sunday-school union at Clay- [Clayton] ton West; and a monthly prayer of teachers. Having promised to deliver a lecture, in conjunction with others, on the duties, qualifications, and encouragemchte [encouragement] of 'teachers, he sat down amidst great applause. Mr. G. Gelder followed, in a long and deeply interesting speech. The latter speaker reviewed the state of society for. many centuries, and contrasted the dark ages with the present ; 'ealled [called] attetition [attention] to the state of society in France and Ire- [Ireland] land declared himself a friend to religious, and not secular education and closed by giving the audience a practical roof that he was a reading and thinking man, Messrs. aye and Peace subsequently addressed the meeting very briefly. Votes of thanks were then moved to the chair- [chairman] man, Rev. J. R. Smith, the ladies who had so kindly pre- [prepared] pared the tea and presided, and the, choir who had ificitntly efficiently] 'condueted [conducted] thé-pealmody [the-Peabody] which, being ficknowletiged, [acknowledged] Mx. Smith gave out a hymn, and closed the meeting with prayer. On Tuesday last. the Independent and Wesleyan Sab- [Bas- Sabbath] bath-schools [schools] assembled at tlie [tie] Independent chapel, the children numbering about 200, and walked through the by a brass band, after which the children were regaled with cake and tea. At seven o'clock, a public meeting of teachers and friends was held at the Independent chapel, and after praise and prayer, the Rev. J.R, Smith, minister of the place, 'took ths chair, [the chair] and com yented [com rented] the business of the meeting by opposing' the measure for seculareducation [secular education] to the exclusion of religious after thé [the] resclutions [resolutions] undernéath [underneath] werd [ward] ably moved and seconded Gelder, Joseph iy Mosera, [Misery] George cnild, [child] John Hinshliffe, [Himself] B. Exley, Aaron Peace, and James arley [alley alley] 1.-This nteeting [meeting] rejoices tn the large measure of success which has attended Sabbath-schvol [Sabbath-school] instruction, and urges upon the at- [attention] tention [mention] of teachers the inrportance [importance] of training the young, not only for respectable spheres in soviety, [society] but tor happiness and heaven. . 2.-This meeting deplores the step taken by W. J. Fox, Esq., M.P., in preparing and introducing a bill into the British House of Legislature, for the secular education of the people, apart from religious culture, earnestly deprecates such a step, and prays the great Head of the Church to defeat sc obnoxious a measure, 3.-This meeting desires to express its unanimous opinion that the religious training of our youth can alone fit them for fulfilling the great end of thelr [their] being,-to serve and glorify God on earth, and finally to dwell at his right hand. . After the usual votes of thanks, the meeting, which proved edifying and interesting, closed at 9 o'clock, by Mr. Smith giving out the doxology and offering prayer. LEEDS. SEIZURE or SmucGLED [Smuggled] ToBacco [Tobacco] at LeEDs.-Thomas [Leeds.-Thomas] Collinson and Benjamin Shores, the two men taken into custody last week, were on Saturday brought before the Leeds magistrates on the charge of having been concerned in conveying a quantity of smuggled tobacco, weighing altogether 412 lbs. The charges were taken separately, that against Collinson first. The prisoner it was stated ha t formerly been a commercial traveller One of the cases in which the tobacco had been found was produced, and Mr. Jefferson, a custom-house officer of Hull, stated that it was packed so as to represent glass. At each side of each box large sheets of glass weré [were] found, and the tep [te] pieces abott [about] four inches deep so as to represent the edges of sheets of glass, but underneath these were discovered a quantity of leaf tobacco. The quantity of tobacco in each box or case was stated at 561b. [b] The charge was very clearly proved, and the prisoner convicted in the penalty of 100. Ho stated his utter inability to pay the fine, and was thon [tho] committed to prison for six months, The charge against the other prisoner was withdrawn THE EXHIBITION OF 1851.-MEETING [W.-MEETING] OF ARTIZANS [ARTISANS] AT LEEDs.-Yesterday [Leeds.-Yesterday] week Mr. F. Warren, of met a considerable number of overlookers, mechanics, and skifled [skilled] drtizans, [Dryden's] connected with the different branches of trade in Leeds, at the Mechanics' Institution, for the pur- [our- purpose] pose of consultation in reference to the intended exhibition of 1851. Thomas Wilscn, [Wilson] Esq., President of the Mechanics' Institution and Literary Society, by the request of the meeting took the chair; after which Mr Warren proceedet [proceeded] to explain the objects of the exhibition, and the advantages likely to result from it. He showed that in this race for industrial pre-eminence the working-man would have as good an opportunity as the master manufacturer of exhibit- [exhibiting] ing the products of his skill. He also intimated that mea- [me- measures] sures [cures] would be devised to secure to every exhibitor the property he had a right to claim in his own invention, not perhaps by sweeping away the present patent laws Mr. arren, [Warren] during the discussion which took place, stated that he intended to become an exhibitor, and that, in addition to his models of machinery employed in the eotton [cotton] manufacture, he should prepare, amongst other articles, a locomotive, with a view of shewing that improve- [improvements] ments [rents] might be effected in them, by means of which a colli- [coll- collision] sion should not necessarily break them and endanger the lives of passengers. At the close of his address, reso- [rose- resolutions] lutions [Lotion] were passed, approving of the proposed exhibition, and pledging the working men to assist in carrying it out, and also to' contribute models and specimens of art. It was also determined to form a committee of an unlimited number of working men employed in the various occupa- [occupy- occupations] tions [tins] in the town, tivo [tv] persons from each of the principal establishments to be selected to transact all the business, and to correspond with the committee already existing in the town; this committee to institute an active canvass among the workmen of the different workshops and manu- [man- manufacturers] factories, in order to ascertain how far they are willing to aid the objects of the exhibition by furnishing machine models and other works of industrial art. A provisional conimittec [Cosmetic] was constituted to carry out the various resol- [real- resolution] tions [tins] adopted and it was that the first meeting of the committée [committee] should take place at the Mechanics' Institution, on Thursday iast; [east] .A vote of thanks to tha [that] ehairman [chairman] terminated the proceedings. POOR-RATES AND PAUPER LABOUR.-The people of Leeds have been for some months intent on these important sub- [subjects] jects. [sects] As long ago as in the spring of 1849, a meeting was held, and a committee was appointed inquire into the causé [cause] Of thé [the] unprecedented increase of poor-rates, together with the large amount of local taxation and expenditure during the last 16 years and to consider and suggest the means of a more profitable employment of pauyer [prayer] labour. After a long and arduous investigation, the committee, of which Alderman Richardson was chairman; published their report some weeks ago and since then it has not only been 2 good deal read, but its contents have been made the sub- [subject] ject [jet] of considerable comment and controversy. Last week, a meeting took place at the Court House, on Monday, and then by adjournment on Thursday evening, to consider this teport. [report] The mayor presided and Alderman Richardson presented the report, the adoption of which was moved by the Rev, Charles Wickstead, Unitarian minister, and seconded by Mr. W. Whitehead.-A resolution was then moved by Mr. Bissington, [Burlington] and seconded by Mr. Plint, [Pint] which exhibits, in brief, the nature of the grievance of which Leeds has to complain. It affirins [offerings] the following facts relative to the local expenditure of 1848 -1. That the ex- [expenditure] penditure [expenditure] for corporate purposes and police has increased from 8,886 to 9,051, being about two per cent., but that the expenditure of 1848 was five per cent. less than in the average of 1842 to 1847, and appears to be stationary or diminishing. 2. That the expenditure in the criminal courts has varied from a minimum ef 3,232, in 1839; toa [to] maximum of 6,408, in 1849, the Excess im [in] the latter year suising [singing] from expenses onnected connected] with the borough gaol, which are partly temporary and this circumstance, to- [together] gether [ether] with the recent alteration with respect to the pay- [payment] ment [men] of the expenses of prosecutions out of the general taxation of the county, and the location of government convicts in the borough gaol, render it impossible to say whether there is likely to be a permanent addition to the tocal [local] rates on account of the criminal courts and the gaol. 3. That the expenditure on highways exhibits an incréase [increase] of about twenty per cent., arising partly from the addi- [add- additional] tional [national] length of the highways under the mahagement [management] of the surveyors, and partly from the recent adoption of a more expensive system of paving, kc. which is expected, being more durable, te prove in-the end more economical. 4. That the expenditure in lighting the district has fallen very largely since 1843, although a great extension in the number of lamps has taken place.-5. That the West Riding county-rate expenses have increased upwards of 140 per cent., and appear to be greatly and steadily on the in- [increase] erease.-G. [crease.-G. .-G] That the total charge on the town, apart fron [from] the comparing the averages of 1838 to 1843, an and 1844 to 1848 respectively, has increased about 43 per cent.-7. That the expenditure on the poor, comparing the same periods, shows in increase of 25 per cent.-&. That the total average incréase [increase] of all.the rates, for the same period, is about 14 per cent -9. That the main cause of the increase of local rates is, therefore, the increase of the oor-rates.-After [or-rates.-After] some discussion and remarks from Mr. tead [read] and Mr Newsam, of the board of gusrdians, [Guardians] the re- [resolutions] solutions were adopted.-At the adjourned meeting, on Thursday, a resolution was passed on the motion of Mr James Hole, seconded by Mr. Holmes, recommending to the guardians the followlng [following] principles -Ist, [principles -Its] that a la- [labour] bour [our] test should be required from every able-bodied pauper ;-2nd, that the labour shall be as productive as possible ;-3rd, that the management cf the labour shall be instrusted [instructed] to properly qualified persons, with fall power to enforeé [enforce] it, but strictly responsible for their duties. ;-and 4th, that the remuneration, as far as possible, shall be con- [contingent] tingent [tenant] upon the results obtained, both to the paupers and the managers. Some important statements were made by Mr. Watkinson, clerk of the Sheffield vinion, [vision] who said it had been found at Sheffield that the stone-heap and other such employments were unprofitable. His plan was to reclaim land by pauper labour; and when this land was recovered, and put in a good condition, then that the land should be sub-let, affording the pauper an opportunity of becoming an independent labourer. When he first went to Sheffield, he found that the grinding of corn ahd [had] the pick. ing of oakum entailed serious loss. was then resorted to, and fifty acres of waste land were taken upon a lease of 99 years, at a rental of 4s. per acre. Upon that land a house had been built, and long before the expiration of that lease the whole outlay would be returned to the ratepayers He found that, in 1842-3, [W-3] there, were 27,090. paid to Able bodied paupers 5 but in 1848;9 [W;9] (affer-the [after-the] commencement of the farm they only spent, in moiey [money] paid to able-bodicd [able-bodied] fatipers, [fathers] about 4,000, thus effecting an actual saving of 23,000 and yet the pressure of the last-named period Was quite as severe as in the former. These gratifying results were clearly traceable to the finding of suitable labour to the paupers. The system proved satisfactory to the industrious, while at the same time it afforded a ready means of discovering the idle and dissolute however, it was impossible to apply a labour test under the.old system. The total loss upon the land list year was 43 4s, 4d 3 and to cover this was the whole of the prodiice [produce] how grow- [growing] ing upon it so that they were in a -miost [most] satisfactory con dition. [edition] In the first year of the experiment they saved no less then 10,000 in relief, by tke [the] Follow Meadows Farm AS. present they 'liad [had] under cultivation 3 acres of potatocs [potatoes] 3 acres of oats, 14 acres of wheat; and sevetal [several] othér [other] crops, amountirig [amounting] in the whole to 9 aeres [acres]