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8 THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 18 ). T4E [THE] A.M.C. OF THE MANCHESTER UNITY OF INDEPENDENT ODD-FELLOWS. The annual meeting of the Manchester Unity having been fixed to be held at Halifax for 1850, the delegates assembled at nine o'clock on Monday morning at the Odd- [Follows] follows' Hall. The arrangements were under the superin- [superior- superintendence] tendence [tendency] of a and were of such a character as to elicit the approbation of the whole meeting, The chair was taken by Thomas Luff, Esq., G.M. of the order, supported right and left by John Richardson, Esq., P.G.M., and Mr. John Bradley, D.G.M. The business commenced by calling over the names of the delegates, the following being a gorrect [correct] list - G.M. Thomas Luff, President. D.G.M. John Bradley, Vice-President. C.S. Henry Ratcliffe, Secretary. - P.P.G.M. George Norman (Birmingham District), Auditor. Prov. C.S. James Roe, Assistant Secretary. P. Prov. G.M, E. Revell, do. do. Rollo, Prov. C.S. Ashton-under-Lyne ... William Aitken, P. Prov. G.M. Bacup...Charles Stansfield, P. Prov. G.M. Barnsley... William Pemberton, P. Prov.G.M. Bedford...Wilham [Bedford...William] Gazeley, Prov. D.G.M.; C. J. Timons, [Motions] Prov. C.S. Belper...Edwin Noon, Prov. G.M. Bingley... James Waiker, [Walker] P.G. Birmingham ... Edward Revell, Prov. G.M.; George Norman, P. Prov. G.M. (Auditor), Bishop Wearmouth...Robert Sutherland, P.G, Black buru...George [bury...George] Coupe, P. Prov. G.M. SBolton..,Samuel [Bolton..,Samuel] 'aylor, [Taylor] Settle, P, Prov. G.M. Edward Sewell, Prov. D.G,M.; W. Parlington, P. Prov. D.G.M.; Isaac Barrow, P.G. Musker, [Musket] Prov, C.S. Bradford ...John Pickard, P. Prov. G.M.; Samuel Smith, P. Prov. G.M.; Samuel Woodhead, P.. Prov, G.M.; James Brown, P. Prov. G.M. Braméey...Wm. [Bramley...Wm] Emmerson, P. Prov. G.M. William Chadwick, P. Prov. G.M. Brighouse... Charles Howard, P. Prov. G.M. Burnley... Robert Halstead, P.G, Bury...John Kershaw, Prov. G.M. Edward Metealfe, [Metal] P.G. Bury. St. Ed- [Edmunds] munds...J.8. [minds...J.8. ...J.8] Brynard, [Brand] Prov. C.S. Carliste...Richard [Carlisle...Richard] Kirkbride, Prov. C.S. Cockexmouth... Portsmouth] John Richardson, P.G.M. Deuny..,.Patrick [Deny..,.Patrick] Graham Morrison, P. Prov. G.M. Dews- [Dewsbury] bury...Samuel [Samuel] Collins, P. Prov. G.M. Dublin...W. G. Taylor, P.P.G.M. Durhkam...John [Durham...John] Watson, Prov. C.S. Glasgow..,.Duncan Macdougall, [Medical] P. Prov. G.M. Glossop... Joseph Woodeock, [Lockwood] P. Prov. G.M. Greenock.,.John Mc, Dougall, [Douglas] P. Prov. G.M. Haliax...Thomas [Halifax...Thomas] Skelton, Prov. G.M.; Thomas Taylor, Prov. D.G.M. Hastingden...John [Hastings...John] Harrison, P.G, Holmyrth...Wilam [Holmes...William] Bradley, Holtehead.,.. [Holyhead] Joshua Prov. C.8. Lorsforth..,James Horsforth..,James] Nunn, P. Prov. G.M. Huaddersfield...James [Huddersfield...James] Peace, P. Prov. G.M. Hyde...James Webb, Prov. C.S. Holt, P. Prov. G.M. Keighley...James Hartley, Prov. D.G.M. Kearsley...John alloday, [allot] P. Prov. G.M. Kendal...Robert J. Wilson, P. Prov. D.G.M. Kippazr...William [Kippax...William] Smith, Prov. C.8.. Kirkburton...J3. A. Fitton, Prov. C.8. Kirby Lonsdale ...Thos. Bleazard, P. Prov. C.S. Kirkham... John Hankinson, [Atkinson] P. Prov. GM. Salter, John Crossland, Prov. D.G.M. William Alexander, Prov. C.S. Robert Hope, P. Prov. G.M. John Spencer, P. Prov. G.M. William Roberts, P. Prov. G.M Liscurd... [Discord] William Henry Francis, C.8. Liverposol...John [Liverpool...John] Gale, Prov, G.M.; Wm. Machir, [Mach] P. Prov. G.M.; George Bowers, P. Prov. G.M. John Durando, [Durant] Prov. D.G.M. London (North) ...Jamcs [James] Roe, Prov. C.S.; James Mack, Prov, -G.M. London (South),..Nath, [South),..Bath] F. Watson, P. Prov. G.M. Maclesfi-ld...James [Macclesfield-ld...James] Cunliffe, P. Prov.G.M. Manchester... John Ormo.d, [Room.d] Prov. C.S. John Read, P. Prov. G.M. Middleton and Heywood...Jonn Lee, P, Prov, G.M. Mossley ... Isaac Hames, P, Prov. GM. Afottram... Mottram] Joshua Bradley, P.G, Newark...William Amold, [Am old] P. Prov. G.M. Neston Heath ...William Hallburgess, [Hamburgs] Prov. G.M. Norwich...Samuel Daynes, Prov. C.S. Oldkam...James [Oldham...James] Bardsley, Prov. D.G.M. Joseph Schole- [Scholefield] field, P. Prov. G.M.; Joseph Smith, P. Prov. G.M. Openshaw...Joseph Thornley, Prov. G.M. Prescot...James Critchley, Prov. C.S. Preston...H. P. Watson, P. Prov. G.M. Thos. Bingham, P. Prov. G.M. Ripponrden...Robert [Respondent...Robert] Lees, P. Prov. G.M. Rochdale... ames [mes] Milnes, Prov. G.M.; Samuel Holland, P. Prov. G.M. William Simpson, P.G. Balers ohn [on] Hyde, Prov. G.M. Selby...Wm.Sutherby, rov. [Rev] C.S. Southampton...James Charles Cox, Prov. C.S.; Percival Henning, P.G. Staley Bridge... Alfred Nield, Prov. G.M. St. Helens...Thomas W. Wood, P. Prov. G.M, Stockport...John Harper, Prov. G.M.; David Renshaw, Prov. D.G.M. Wakefield ...George Conyers, P. Prov. G.M. Whitehaven -..John Ray, P. Prov. G.M. Wiyan...James [Wigan...James] Hilton, P, Prov.G.M. Wéirksworeh...Benjamin [Weeks...Benjamin] Street, Prov. C.S, Wolverhampton...Edward Hyatt, Proy. [Pro] G.M. An objection was raised against Mr. Pickard, one of the Bradford deputies, which was over-ruled by the meeting. The CHAIRMAN said that before the commencement of business he would offer a few observations upon some por- [or- portion] tion [ion] of the proceedings which had transpired. during the past twelve months, since he had had the honour of being appointed as their Grand Master, and which had come under the notice of the board of management, as well as upon some matters which might probably come under their consideration during the present meeting. The deputies would remember that last A.M.C., a letter was read from a distinguished member of pariiament, [Parliament] with reference to the organization of these secret socicties-a [societies-a] committee of en- [enquiry] quiry [query] into the working of friendly societies had since been appointed by Parliament, who had since issued a report most favourable to the Independent Oddfellows, and to sim- [similar] ilar [liar] institutions. A bill was subsequently introduced into parliament, but which, owing to the great amount of busi- [bus- business] ness befoie [before] the house, it was found impossible to take into consideration. But this bill had, however, been submitted to the legislature this session, Some time ago there ap- [pared] red to be considerab e [consider ab e] difference of opinion amongst the members as to the desirability of a legal enactment upon the subject but at the present the general impression in the unity was, he believed, that legalization was necessary and must be obtained in order to insure their future prospe- [prose- prosperity] rity. [city] (Cheers.) The Board of Directors had used their uimost [most] exertions in order to promote it. (Cheers.) He had had the honour, in conjunction with Mr. Roe, of Lon- [London] don, on behalf of the Board, to have interviews with Lord Dudley Stuart, Lord Beaumont, Mr. Sotheron, [Southern] Mr. B. Car- [Carter] ter, [te] and several other influential members of parliament, on this subject. He assured the meeting that when the return of the experience of the unity for three past years, which would be laid before the committee during the present ineeting [meeting] (cheers), had been exhibited to those members of parliament, that they had expressed the greatest surprise at the extent and importance of our institution, and of the ability displayed in the compilation of these documents. One of those members had stated that he considered the completion of those tables would be productive of consider- [considerable] abie [able] advantage to the country at large that the projectors and compilers had conferred a great benefit upon society. He had had occasion, in order to furnish evidence in fayour [favour] of the legalization of the unity, to make some enquiries as to the probable quantity of money belonging to the order which was locked up by refractory trustees; and he was extremely sorry to say that individuals of that character had been but too numerous amongst them for their benefit orprosperity. [or prosperity] Another evil had arisen through the absence of legal protection. Lodges had been compelled to with- [without] diaw [draw] that portion of their funds which had been deposited in savings' banks, and many Jodzes [Codes] had, owing to the doubi [doubt] which had arisen as to the safety, been induced to break up and divide their funds. A proper arrangement with our brethren in America had long been desired, and he was happy to say that the directors had come to an amicable understanding with them; that they had sent over a formal agreement, which had been returned and ratified by our American brethren. He was glad to say that districts had taken it into consideration before making application for new lodges, whether or not there was a reasonable probability of their becoming permanent; the necessity for which practice he wished strongly to recom- [com- recommend] mend to districts generally. Their progress in this respect had been pg ie inasmuch as they had opened in the preceding year but 27 lodges. With respect to the returns which had been in the first instance entrusted to Mr. Smith, he had to inform them that at the instigation of the board he had gone to Birmingham for the purpose of making ar- [arrangements] yangements [engagements] with that yentleman [gentleman] for their immediate com- [comes] Mr. Smith had handed over the documents to r. Ratcliffe, who had, with very extraordi [extraordinary] exertions indeed, contrived to get them completed in time for the present meeting. He trusted that they would feel satisfied with the yery [very] comprehensive and able manner in which this most arduous and important task had been exeguted. [executed] Mr. Ratcliffe would no doubt cane, and he felt confident that they would eheerfully [cheerfully] awardto [awarded] him, such remuneration for his Jabour [Labour] as the circumstances of the case might seem to themto [them] demand, Mr, Luff concluded by recommending 0] the committee bed e Le ointed [pointed] as of the proceedings e Board ectors, [actors] to use a - gibleware [Beware] and diligence in their office. It was nec [ne] Por [Or] members, and the board themselves particularly reques- [request- requested] ted it. From the auditors' report it appeared that the bulance [balance] of . on hand- [hand] stock, The Ist [Its] of January, 1849, WAS 1432 15 9 To cash received by two levies 959 5 8 Ditto Nett profit on goods 3710 5 asking a total Of 2.0... 08 2435 4 7 expenditure duri [Dr e year in managemen [management] By ore ee eo tne [te] 7 1092 6 9 Leaving a total value of cash, stock, &c. in hand on the lst [last] January, 1850 1342 17 10 The balance of cash in hand on the Ist [Its] Jannary,, [January] WAS 2.0.0... see 45915 7 The balance of cash in hand on ahe [he] Ist [Its] January, 1850, WAS wer, [we] 21 Shewing a cash surplus on the past year of....... Hl 6 6 The auditors add-' We find also that on the Ist [Its] of January last, there was owing by districts the sum of 358 9s. 5d. In calling the. attention of the deputies to this amount of arrears, we think they would do well to consider how far it may. be prudent more rigidly to enforce the 245th and 246th general laws; not only for the pur- [our- prof] of keeping those laws in active operation, but also in Justice to all those districts that are punctual in the pay- [payment] ment [men] of their accounts, and who do not fail to comply with the said laws. The auditors further expressed their approval of two half- [halfpenny] penny levies in the year, to meet the requisite expenses of the executive, and concluded by the expression of a hope, that in the next session of parliament measures would ha taken to make this class of institutions more eligible, by becoming legalised in the face of the law. The various committees having been nominated, the de- [delegates] legates adjourned until Tuesday. On Tuesday morning an application from the South- [Southampton] ampton [Hampton] District for 20, to be divided between the South- [Southampton] ampton [Hampton] charities, was read, and Mr. Cox, the Southampton deputy, explained that the custom of the Unity of voting a certain sum to the charities of the town in which the A.M. C. is held was deviated from in the case of Southampton, owing to the peculier [peculiar] position of the Unity at that time. The custom was revived at the Blackburn A,.M.C., and Southampton felt bound in justice to themselves to make this application for the usual amount. It was moved and seconded that 20 be voted in accordance with the memo- [memorial] rial from Southampton; an amendment that no money should be voted, on being put to the meeting was lost, and the original motion carried. The following resolution was then passed, it having origi- [origin- originated] nated [Anted] in some that transpired during the dis- [discussion] cussion [caution] arising out of the re-admissions of members That all applications made for permission to reinstate persons who may have ceased to be members shall invariably have received the sanction of the lodge and district from which it emanates before it be entertained by the A.M.C., but the persons so admitted shall have no claim upon the funds of the order further than their lodge or district. The Widow and Orphans' propositions were then gone into, and along disoussion [discussion] ensued upon them eventually a resolution was adopted, which, leaving it optional with districts ta form such funds and with members to join it, in effect leaves the matter as before. The 29th proposition from the Preston District, respect- [respecting] ing the motte [mote] of electing the officers, and selecting the place for the next A.M.C. was carried unanimously. The 13th General Law was altered according to the second notice on the paper, making it compulsory that no member shall pay less than threepence per week clear to the sick and funeral fund, THE ANNUAL DINNER. On Wednesiay [Wednesday] a festival was given by the above order, which took place in the Odd Tellows' [Fellows] Hall. James Stans- [Stand- Stansfeld] feld, [field] Esq., judge of the county court, presided. Mine host, Mr. William Crowther, gave great satisfaction with the viands supplied, and the attention evinced throughout the dinner, The chairman having given the usual loyal toasts, which were received with due honours,-- [honours] R. Baker, Esq., of Leeds, was called upon to propose the toast of the evening, Prosperity to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Manchester Unity. In his opinion their order was entitled to the protection of the legislature, from the great amount of value it was to the country Though the number of members had partly diminished, it was neither matter for uneasiness nor anxicty, [anxiety] as various trades had founded societies in corinection [connection] with their par- [particular] ticular [circular] bodies. Literary and temperance socteties [societies] had some tendency in directing the public from the order to other matters, yet Oddfellows must advance with the age, and take precedence over other they already did so in numbers, and they had material enough in them to progress with. He spoke of rich and poor lodges, and the disruption occasioned by these two opposite states of things the former distributed the money amongst themselves, the latter, owing to their poverty, could obtain no additions ; but both united resulted in forwarding the great principle ofthe [of the] order. The initiation money had been objected to, and considering the advantages offered, the payments too little Mr. Neison [Nelson] had stated that they could not last for any length of time. Mr. Finlayson had also taken the matter up, but his calculations were not so high as Mr. Neison's. [Nelson's] He (the speaker) agreed with neither. The Life. was the one proposed by those two gentlemen, but large bonuses were declared by such gocie- [goose- societies] ties, so that the payments might be made less and stability still be ensured. He found on examining the Preston re- [returns] turns, that large lodges had a small pro rata [rate] sickness, and small lodges a large pro rata [rate] sickness, so that other causes were in operation to produce that. Trade, hereditary dis- [disposition] position, age, and circumstances were wanting to make out statistical details therefore Mr. Neison's [Nelson's] statements were merely assumptions. When they were charged with being insolvent, and told that they must break up, they were to reject such insidious proposals as but cowardly attacks npon [upon] the order. Mr. Baker urged upon the meeting the im- [in- importance] portance [importance] of economy, and the effect that such a provident course would have with regard to masters lowering wages, and landed in high terms the happy results which Oddfel- [Oddfellows- Oddfellows] ship was able to produce. The toast was received with much enthusiasm, and Mr, RicHaRDsoN [Richardson] (one of the dele- [dale- delegates] gates) responded, The CHaIRMAN [Chairman] here gave some suggestions with respect to provident provisions for sickness and old age, and pro- [proposed] posed-' 'The Grand Master and Board of Directors,- [Directors] HOMAS [THOMAS] Lu F, Esq., Grand Master, replied. - The Widow and Orphans' Fund was given from the VicE-CHaAiR, [Vice-Chair] who spoke. ably upon its claims and impor- [import- importance] tance.-Mr. [lance.-Mr. .-Mr] DaYNEs, [Danes] in responding to this toast, announced to the meeting that Juhn [John] Crossley, had sent them a donation of 5 to this fund, and Jonathan Knowles, Esq., on Denholme Gate, had sent the like sum towards the same object. . The CHAIRMAN gave The Officers of the Halifax Dis- [District] trict, [strict, to which Mr. NIcHOLSON [Nicholson] replied. The 'Town and Trade of Halifax, coupled with the health of Mr. Holdsworth, was proposed by J. Richardson, Esq. John Holdsworth, Esq., acknowledged the toast in a humourous [humorous] strain, and said he should not rest until he was an honorary or legitimate member, The Vice-Chairman gave The Mayor, and County and Borough Magistrates, to which Mr. J. Morton responded.. - The Press was given by Mr. Revel, and responded to by Mr. Walker. The health of the Chairman was drank with all the honours, and acknowledged. The health of the Vice- [Vice chairman] Chairman was given also, and having been responded to the meeting broke up, The meeting was much enlivened by a party of glee singers, under the direction of Mr. John Thomas, whose services were highly applauded. - oi At the Central Criminal Court, London, on Thursday week, Alexander Moir [Moor] was indicted for the murder of his wife. It was proved that he had threatened to murder the woman he repeatedly said he would not murder her outright, but would 'kill her by inches, so that the law should not be able to touch him-he would cheat the devil and the government. Moir [Moor] accused his wife of being a drunk- [drunkard] ard [ad] she seems to have been somewhat addicted to drink, though the surgeon stated that the appearance of the vis- [viscera] cera [care] contradicted the assertion of habitual drunkenness. For the defence, Mr. Ballantine could merely strive for a verdict of manslaughter in place of one of murder. [C] Judge pointed out that the matter turned on the izxtention [intention] of the accused did he ill use his wife merely from cruelty, or with the express view of killing her The jury founda [found] verdict of manslaughter, adding that the crime was of a most aggravated character. The Judge concurred; it was as near as possible to murder. Sentence, transporta- [transport- transportation] tion [ion] for life. EFFECTS OF NEGLECTING VACCINATION.-The Liverpoot [Liverpool] Journal states that serious ravages were making by the small pox amongst a vast number of children in and about St, Helen's. It is attributed to some objections rajsed [raised] against the system by nearly all the mothers, who declined having them vaccinatod [vaccinated] 80 much 80 that, oc the last season, comparatively speaking, very few children were vaccinated by those Dee tod [to] tor t purpose. It has been asse [ass] that there were, a few days ago, some twenty be security of the order, aud [and] for the satisfaction of the children dead in one strect [street] in St. Helen's, and fold, which it was IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. (Continued from the Sixth Page.) HOUSE OF COMMQNS. [COMMONS] Thursday, May 23. Our ReLations [Relations] WITH FRrance,-Lord [France,-Lord] PALMERSTON made a full and particular statement of the transactions out of which has resulted the existing misunderstanding betwixt the Government of this country and that of France, In the first instance, he vindicated himself from any suspicion of disingenuousness, [dis ingenuousness] or desire of suppression, in the answer he had given on a former occasion, with re- [reference] ference [France] to the departure of M, Drouyn [Drown] de Lhuys, [Hus] whom he requested, when he went to Paris, to communicate to his Government the substance of their conversation, and with which view he had supplied him with copies of Mr. Wyse's [Wise's] despatches. When he (Lord Palmerston) was questioned by Mr. M. Gibson, he had not expected that the letter of General de la Hitte [White] would have been read to the French Assembly before the Assembly were in ion of the documents to which that letter referred for he was justified in thinking that the explanations he had furnished to M. Drouyn [Drown] de Lhuys, [Hus] if they did not remove the dissatisfaction of the French Government, would at all events, have mol- [mo- mollified] lified [lived] their feelings; and he asked any man who valued the good understanding between the two Governments whether he should not have been guilty of the greatest indiscretion if he had at that moment disclosed the feelings revealed in that letter-feelings. which, according to his impression, had ceased, to exist, and had fastened the French Govern- [Government] ment [men] to a dissatisfaction which might have passed away. The letter of General la Hitte [White] charged him with having broken faith with the French Government; but the paper would show that the functionsof [functions of] Baron Grosasnegotiator had been suspended, not by any act of Mr. Wyse, [Wise] but by the act of M. Gros [Gross] himself. Even after this, Mr. Wyse, [Wise] so far from taking the earliest opportunity of renewing coercive measures, made a proposition to the Government of Athens which, if accepted, would have satisfied claims which M. Gros [Gross] did not dispute, leaving other points open for further discussion. M, Gros, Gross] on the 24th of April, notified offi- [of- officially] cially [call] that he had no longer any opportunity to interfere, but he informed Mr. Wyse [Wise] in a private letter that he thought that, next day Mr. Wyse [Wise] would receive from the Greek Government the letter and the money, and Mr. Wyse [Wise] suspended coercive measures until after the time mentioned by M. Gros. [Gross] The next question was, whether it had been incumbent upon Mr. Wyse [Wise] to refer the matter home for further instructions and to maintain the status guo. [go] From the first, the British government had accepted the good offices of France with the view of obtaining the redress to which we were entitled, and it was distinctly stated that our demands could not be abandoned. . Drouyn [Drown] de Lhuys [Hus] had expressly stated the limit of the functions of M. Gros, [Gross] namely, that he was to discuss the sums due to Mr. Finlay and M. Pacifico, [Pacific] but he was not to implicate in principle the negation of the English claims. There had, however, been a misunderstanding upon this point at Athens (the source of which Lord Palmerston ex- [explained] plained) so that whilst the functions of M. Gros [Gross] were really restricted to the amount of the losses, which Mr. Finlay and M. Pacifico [Pacific] should be proved to have sustained; the negotia- [negotiate- negotiations] tions [tins] were broken off on a question whether Mr. Wyse Wise] should assent toa [to] negation of the principle of our demands. The main point upon which Baron Gros [Gross] insisted, and which Mr. Wyse [Wise] considered himself bound to withstand, was, whether or not the Greek Government should engage to pay what should appear due from them. He thought, therefore, that General Lahitte [Latte] laboured under an error when he asserted that the negotations [negotiations] had been broken off by Mr. Wyse, [Wise] and on a question respecting which he cught [cut] to have waited for further instructions. He (Lord Palmerston) was not without hope a question of this kind, as'there could be no intention on the part of the British Government to offer the slightest degree of affront to that of France, the negotiations now going on between the two Governments would end in a satisfactory manner. He trusted to whatever decision the Government of France might ultimately come, as to the matter at issue, there would be no ground for accusing Her Majesty's Gov- [Government] ernment [ornament] of a want of good intention, or a deficiency of that friendly feeling which it was their desire as well 'as their duty to entertain towards the Governmont [Government] and nation of France....... After some observations upon this statement by Sir J. Watsu, [Watts] Lord Manon [Mann] complained that the papers. had not becn [been] sooner delivered to members, who were not yet in a condition to form a judgment upon the question......Mr. SMYTHE admitted that the statement of Lord Palmerston was a masterly one, but reproached his policy with jealousy and distrust of France......Mr. HENRY DRUMMOND consider- [considered] ed the explanation of Lord Palmerston satisfactory....... Mr. DIsRAELI [Disraeli] recommended the House not to ratify the statement of the noble lord until the papers had been con- [considered] sidered. [resided] He did not think it necessary to discuss the affairs of Greece nobody supposed that they were any- [anything] 'thing but a pretext; some cause which was rot stated exist- [existed] ed for this demonstration. There were singular omissions in the masterly statement of the noble lord it contained no allusion to the Convention of London, nor to the posi- [post- position] tion [ion] in which we were placed with respect ta Russia, nor to the islet of which so much had been heard. He would confine his view of the case to its narrowest issue. The French Government had desired to mediate, but Lord Pal- [Palmerston] merston [Merton] had studiously avoided mediation and arbitration. Having accepted, hawever, [however] the good offices of France, Her Majesty's Government should have acted cordially, sin- [sincerely] cerely, [merely] and ly whereas the evidence showed that they had net done so if they had, the catastrophe would not have occurred......Lord J. RULSELL [RUSSELL] said, Mr. Disraeli had fallen into a series of errors. With respect to the Convention of the 18th of April M. Gros [Gross] made the an- [announcement] nouncement [noun cement] which, as Mr. Wyse [Wise] considered, put an end to his functions as negotiator on the 23d, and the intervening four days were not sufficient to influence in Greece the conduct of the British and French negotiators. Lord John explained the information of which he was in possession when he gave the answer to Mr. Disraeli on a former night, and observed that in every future discussion of this subject he should feel it to be his duty to take his share of respon- [reason- responsibility] sibility-as [ability-as -as] head of the Government he considered himself to be mainly responsible and that if there was any ex- [explanation] planation [plantation] oy proposition they could make to the French Government, consistent with the honour of England, which would remove the misunderstanding and restore harmony, thore [there] was no effort which Her Majesty's Government were not prepared to make for that object, - DEATH FROM A BRoKEN [Broken] HEART.-A coroner's inquest was held on Saturday week, at Worksop, before Mr Falkner, respecting the death of a young woman named Alice Mul- [Mu- Mullins] lins, [lin] 20 years of age, She came to Worksop, from the village of Harthill, a few weeks ago, to nurse her sister, during her confinement. On Monday woek [work] her mother came over, and told her that a young man who had been paying his addresses to her, and to whom she was strongly attached, had left the neighbourhood and gone off to America. This sudden and unexpected announcement im- [in- imparted] parted a severe shock to the young woman's mind, and she became very much dispirited. On Friday she had a violent fainting fit, followed by several others in quick sucession, [succession] the severity of which put a period to her existence. Mr. W. G.. Beardsall, surgeon, who gave evidence before the Jury, ascribed her death to syncopé, [scope] brought on by great mental anguish.-Verdict, Died by the visitation of God, -Sheffield Times, SupDEN [Sudden] DEATH OF a CLERGYMAN AT ASHTON. -On Friday morning an event of an extraordinary and melan- [mean- melancholy] choly [holy] description took place in the parish church. The Venerable Archdeacon Rushton held his annual court in the church for the admission of churchwardens and sides- [sidesmen] men elected at the recent Easter vestries, and a good many people were drawn together in the ancient fabric, Amongst the wardens themselves for admission were those from a chapel of ease in the parish, known as Cocker Hill Chapel. The congregation and office-bearers of the church and their pastor, the Rev. Mr. France, have long been estranged, and a few years back the church itself was often the seene [seen] of most disgraceful disturbances between shep- [she- sheep] to call in the police to pe an end to, Mr. France had of late absented him- [himself] self from the performance of the duties in his church. though he had not neglected to draw the annual 'stipend derived from Queen Anne's bounty and other sources and the case was lately known to have attracted the attention of the new bishop of the diocese, The estrangement be- [between] tween Mr. France and his congregation had led to peace for some time past, but it appears that this year there had been a contest again for churchwardens, the ratepayers electing one and the pastor another. -'This brought Mr. France to the Archdeacon's Court on Friday morning. The circumstances of the double election were stated, when. the Archdeacon decided in favour of admitting the minis- [minister] ter's [te's] warden, and Mr. France thus triumphed over his opponents. The triumph of the unfortunate gentleman, however, was but of momentary duration the instant after the Archdeacon had announced his decision, Mr. France sank down on the floor of the chureh, [church] and expired before any assistance could be obtained. The court was abruptly closed, and a surgeon sent for, but too late. The body of the reverend Gentleman was removed to his residence at Stalybridge. e cause of death is supposed to have been apoplexy, f LATEST INTELLIGENCE. BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH. . Fripay [Friday] NIGHT. THFLELD [FIELD] CaTTLE [Cattle] Market, Yesterday.-Suppl. benate [senate] very small. Trade dull at Monday's prices. sh and lambs sold more freely. Inferior calves at 2d. stone advance. Prime Scots 7d. per stone. sheep and lambs, 10,020; calves, 347 ts, 6; Calves, 103; sheep, 710 Scotch beasts, 240. to the demand. money, but only small parcels sold. English supply, but large arrivals of fo d at late rates. Seeds quiet. English-White Wheat, 40s. to 48. Engllsh-Red [English-Red] Wheat, 36s. to 42s. buyers act with great caution. higher prices, Corron [Corton] Report, LIVERPOOL, May 24.-Sales to-day- [day] 5000 bales 500 speculation and export. Sales of the week 31,960 bales. Market steady. MANCHESTER RACES. Fripay, [Friday] May 20. THE CaSTLE [Castle] IRWELL STAKES. The Monk .................. Fernhill 2 Two YEAR QLD [OLD] STakEs. [Stakes] Tightwaist [Tight waist] 1 Valentine 2 ALFORD BorovuGcH [Borough] Cwup. [Cup] Woolwich 2 Won easily. PLATE OF Firty [Forty] PounpDs. [Pounds] Andalusian 1 Made Safe 2 HANDICAP. Achyranthes [arranges] ................ 1 Wilmont [Belmont] 2 The match was off. eS THE Son oF THE REv. [Rev] THOMAS JACKSON A BISHOP - the settlement of Canterbury, in New Zealand, are in a state of great forwardness, and that the Rev. Thomas Jackson, M.A., Canon of St, Paul's, Principal of the Train- [Training] ing College of Battersea, and son of the President of the Wesleyan Conference, is likely to be appointed the first - bishop, AN INFORMER OUTWITTED. -The driver of a coach which journeys between a distant city and Bath, last week the latter city that a common informer was seated on the roof of his coach. Conscious that he had exceeded his licensed number, the knight of the whip resigned the ribands [bands] to the ostler, and hastened to the magistrates, laid an information against himself, was fined 5, and received back one-half .) as the informer's fee. Great was the chagrin of the common informer on presenting himself before the bench, for a summons, to find that he had been forestalled.-Bristol Mercury. ILL-TREATMENT OF A PARISH SERVANT.-During the last few days much sensation has been caused in Billericay, Essex, by a case. of ill-treatment of a union girl named Sarah Atkins, who some time ago was engaged from the house by a farmer living at Childerditch, and his wife, as servant. A few weeks since the poor girl was returned to the union, and a brief examination of her body sufficed to show that she had been subjected to cruel treatment. The board of guardians promptly investigated the matter, and the result was, that on, Tuesdgy, [Tuesday] the.girl's master and his Wife appeared before the magistrates, who determined upon sending the case for trial at the next sessions, but admitted the defendants to bail. PERRIBLE TERRIBLE] CATASTROPHE AT ALGIERS.-A fearful occur- [occurrence] rence [rents] took place at Algiers on the 4th inst. It appears that preparations had been made in the vicinity of Bal-el- [Ba-el- eluded] Dued [Died] to spring a mine in the quarry charged with 4,000 kilogrammes of powder. The the projected under- [undertaking] taking had spread far and wide, no fewer than 5,000 per- [persons] sons being gathered upon the neighbouring heichts [heights] to wit- [witness] ness the the explosion. At a quarter past nine a loud re- [report] port announced. that the fusee had been ignited. Twenty minutes were required to elapse before the fire reached the two excavations, in one of which were placed 2,500 kilo- [kilogrammes] grammes of powder, and in the other. 1,500. When the fire had gained the first gallery 21 salutes were fired in celebration of the anniversary of the Republic. A few minutes after, an explosion took place in the interior of the mountain, a thick smoke enveloped the quarry, and a volley of stones and large blocks of rock was hurled in the direction of the city with prodigious force and to incredible distances. Persons standing at a distance of more than 800 metres from the quarry were struck, and we are in- [informed] formed that the substances projected reached not only as far as the New Prison, but even to the terraces of the Casbah quarter. The Constitutionet [Constitution] gives a long and graphic account of the calamity. As many as eight persons were killed, and several wounded beyond hope of recovery, whilst nearly thirty more are seriously injured. Amongst the victims occurs the names of M. Jourdan, [Jordan] Juge [June] d'Instruction at the Tribunal of Algiers, who was struck by a projectile near the old Christian cemetry, [cemetery] at a distance of more than 600 metres. The affair has produced the greatest possible excitement, considerable anxiety existing with respect to the cause of the sad event. DREaDFULHoMIcwE.-An [Dreadnought.-An] event ofa [of] most painful charac- [character- character] .ter [te] has recently occurred at Woodford, near N ewport, [report] 'Gloucestershire. The party whose untimely death we have to record is Mr. Daniel White, asmall [small] farmer, at Woodford, The deceased had a daughter, of weak intellect, who had been induced to leave home to participate in the amuse- [amusements] ments [rents] connected with the festive anniversary of a sick so- [society] ciety [city] in that neighbourhood. Deceased Went after his daughter, between whom and himself words ensued, and the father ultimately inflicted personal chastisement on her by beating her with a whip. This proceeding was seen by -some parties, and gave great offence to three men, named John Nelmes, [Names] otherwise called Newman, William Fethor- [Father- Feathers] hay, and William Lovell, all of whom had been at the public-house, and having drunk somewhat freely, were in an excitable condition. They contrived to waylay the father, whom they attacked and beat in a dreadful way, leaving him on the ground insensihle, [insensible] and, as the resulé [result] has proved, fatally injured. After they had made off, the unfortunate man was found by one of the Gloucestershire constabulary, who, having procured assistance, removed him and procured the attendance of. Mr, Hicks, a surgeon, residing in the neighbourhood, who did what medical skill could for his relief, but in vain. He remained in a state of stupor for two days, unable during the time to articulate a sentence, when he expired. At the conclusion of a coroner's inquest, the jury returned a verdict of manslaughter against the three parties above-named, who were committed to Gloucester gaol until the next assizes, Curious APPLICATION OF CoTTon [Cotton] SEEDS.-Mr. Robert Burn, of Edinburgh, has invented a sort of machine or gin, for separating the seed from the raw cotton, and is now en- [engaged] gaged [aged] in making such improvements in his machine as will effectually prevent the small seeds remaining in the cotton. The seed thus obtained, he presses and forms into oil cake, for feeding cattle and sheep and he also obtains a thick oil, dark brown in colour, af which we have seen a sample. The oit [it] cake thus manufactured has been analysed, with albuminous compounds (nitrogen-3.95) 24.69, ash 5.64. Mr. Burn thinks this analysis satisfactory ag to its nutri- [nature- nutritious] tious [Titus] properties, and intends making a trial of this novel oil cake on some sheep, allowing them about 1 Ib. each, and giving them the run of some old grass parks, with the feed- [feeding] ing properties of which well acquainted. Ere long we may be able to communicate the result of this experiment, in the eftect [effect] of the oil cake on the sheep.- [sheep] Manchester Guardian, aND [and] Scotch ParTRIDGES,-There [Partridge,-There] is a si r difference in 'habit between the partridge of the north of Treland [Ireland] and that of the opposite portion of Scot- [Scotland] land, as'is welF [well] known to sportsmen whe [the] have shot in both countries I have myself remarked it with some in- [interest] terest. [interest] An Irish covey generally spring without uttering a call, but the Scotch covey shrieks with all its might when sprung, -The Scotch birds, too, even when very little mo- [molested] more knowingly take care of themselves than the Trish their watchfulness is extraordinary. Their sense of hearing, as well aa of sight, must be remarkably acute, A sporting friend, who has had much experience in both countries, remarks, that he has more than once seen every bird of a moderate-sized covey shot in Ireland, but never saw this done in Scotland, He has bagged as many birds from a certain number of in the former island as he has from the same number of covies [covers] in Scotland,- [Scotland] Thompson's Natural History of Ireland, of eep [pee] r Beasts, 3; pigs, 300. Beef, 2s. 2d. to 3s. 4d.; mutton, 3s. to 3s. 10d. veal, 3e. to 4s.; rk, 3s. 2d. to 4s. 2d.; lamb, 4s. 8d. to 5s. 4d.-Holland Lonpox [Longs] CoRN [Corn] MaRKET, [Market] YESTERDAY, May 24.-Sup- [Supplies] plies of English and Foreign wheat scanty, but quite equal Trade ruled dull, and Monday's term could scarcely be obtained, except for the finest kinds, Flour dull sale at last terms. Barley and Malt steady sale at previous prices, Beans and Peas brought quite as much ats in short. Trade ruled steady LIVERPOOL CorRN [Corn] MaRKET, [Market] May 24.-There is a small attendance here to-day, and the weather being very fine 1 The few sales of Wheat and Flour effected are at rather easier prices. Spring Corn is also in less active demand than on Friday, but without change in value, Indian Corn is in good request, at rather The Times states that the ecclesiastical arrangements of received a hint from the ostler of an inn in the suburbs of audit, and Ist [Its] and final dividend ond [and] the following result water 11.10, oil 9,68, sugar 10.70 ; ment. men] Amongst other matters 2 yu MARKETs [Market] nn HUDDERSFIELD MARKET, Being Whitsuntide we have had, as tinal, [final] te doing either in the market to-day or in the week, Although we had a fair wrt [wet] their operations were limited. The pubtie [pub tie] a 'at just closed contained an unusually large on Philip, Adelaide, and Cape Wool, owing 2 quantities from Sydney or Van Diemen's Lani [Lane] ue cluded. [eluded] The condition of the new clip 5 most of the Port Philip flocks fully main prices obtained will, no doubt, be sutis [suits] all sorts offered and sold. There were sbong [song] Liverpool sales, as will be seen by an give lumns [columns] to day; are fixed for Thursi [This] next London sales will follow very close UDen. [Den] Aer, [Are] Cain Ber. Be] i MUTE -y hg ae BraDFORR [Bradford] Market, Thursday oy. been more inquiry for all kinds or week, and the spinners are more they were some weeks past; but r less prices. Noils [Oils] and shorts are in YaRws.-The [Years.-The] demand for Yarns is but the addition of the shippers has PiecEs.-The [Pieces.-The] business doing by the huims [Huish] and a general active business may be jase. [case] ingly [ingle] increased prices, during the autumn. Saturday, May 18.-The Piece Hall to-day has been slacker thu. [the] trade is, in general, somewhat 8 altered. There is rather more doi [do] the finer descriptions of long wou [you] and the staplers seem to hold thei [the] Short wools are firmer, but net much diy. [day] LEEDS, Tuesday, May 21.- The -.- rather dull since our last report. The are well employed by direct crders. [orders] P alteration, and stocks low. RoOcHDALE, [Rochdale] Monday, May 26.-The - the market to-day has been dulness, [dullness] ui jp the part of the merchants to ure [re] prices remain the same as last wees, 1M manufacturers to purchase more than 25. use. MACCLESFIELD, Tuesday, May 27.-Thu to be noticed amongst manufacturers 1 Ment [Men] than for some time past. On the over engaged im [in] the piece trade are tlerun [Turin] hand for some weeks to come. Ths [The] thsi [this] in an pesition, [position] bur si continent turn ont a short one, as no doubt, diminish the shipments . country, and thereby assist the tirowsters [trustees] . market the principal transactions oF - China silks. Prices as before. WooL [Wool] MARKeETs, [Market] Scotch There is only a moderate brisiness [business] a few small selling to clear out-to elise [else] sues -at lower rates. White Highland 2. crossed and Cheviot wool the deman [Dean oon [on] without any material alteration in - May 20.-The imports of wool int including 3,500 bales from South Au men's Land, 3,144 frum [from] Sydney, an Spain, New Zealand, &c.-Leeps. [c.-Lees] M amount of bnsines [business doing in Prices are firmly supperted [supported] in corse [course] iness [ones] with which the present ser'cs [se'cs] been maintained throughout.-Pr sz -Lonpon, [London] May 17.-The first sert [rest] son commenced on the 2nd ins sisting [sitting] of 1.620 bales Austral Diemen's Land, 3,981 South Ans n, 30 New Zealand, and 550 East Iudlinn. [Italian] the above moderate quantity of woe. os Sore ae Po WAKEFIELD CoRN [Corn] MARKET, have a large arrival of wheat this to purchase on rather easier tert [test] io, che disposition to urge sales. At adecine [medicine] quantity could be disposed of Barer little is now wanted for malting fully as dear. Beans steady in articles.-Arrivals Wheat bares 2 1988, peas 323 quarters; shelling 1) 1) Lonpon [London] Corn ExcHaNer, [Exchange] ance [once] of buyers in Mark-lane this mors [Mrs] vo. limited, even for a Wednesday, a of the most trifling deseription. [description] up by land-carriage samples, and culty [guilty] in effecting sales at the Barley sold in at lase rates. Wo oats from our owR [or] cuase [case] or from quarters have come to hand tt ' likewise withont [without] animation, and Mowlr [Morrow] ported with difficulty. Beans am pe.s 7. LIVERPOOL CoRN [Corn] morning's market the demand for whet cline on last Tuesday's price of on the middling qualities. Am sule, [sale] but 6d. per sack decline was Irish. Good mealing [meaning] oats are ul per 45lb, [lb] which is an improvemen [improvement was 6d. per load, and Egyptian beus [bes] ley [le] and peas were unchanged 00 less request to-day than during the #5. per quarter was well supported the vest Les sold at 33s. per 430Ibs, [ubs] Corn Market, Saturidas. [Saturdays] Mar of grain from abroad are moderate. 0 os 7 than last week. For wheat the ruc [cur] . maintained, with a small business dou [Du] in good demand, at full prices. Gata [Gate] and unaltered in value. Leeps [Lees] CorN [Corn] ExcHanGs, [Exchange] Tuesuay [Tuesday] of grain good. The week's trade is very cases, have receded Is. per quarter Wc Se Sition [Sit ion] to urge sales at that reduetiun. [reduction] 5a Maltsters [Masters] generally having given w Oats and shellings [shillings] fully as dear beans NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE Cory Wits 21.-A small delivery of wheat trom [from] the plies both coastwise [coast wise] and from abroa [abroad] 4 and in the sales made, which were tS the rates of Saturday were obtaine [obtained] supply, and sales not qnite [quite] so brisa, [brisk] way Other articles as before. BIRMINGHAM CORN MARKET market we had a very small wheat, holders being unwilling t per quarter. Barley, vats, and bus value. LIvERPOOL [Liverpool] CoTTON [Cotton] MARKET. St American arrival this morning, the Sth [St] instant, advises continued sh ports, from which it would appear short of two millions of bales the we districts, had been wet, and untavenm [intervene] will aguin [again] give a late season. These effect of giving greater firmness ty to-day has proved trifling, and Ss bags, chiefly American, to she truce. estimated at 16,500 bags, uf [of] which 1. lation, [nation] and' 500 fer expert. Fhe [He] imy [my] are only 651 bags, all from the Unite. - LEEDS COURT OF Bi BUSINESS FOR THE Before Mr. Commissi te [Commission te] Manpbay, [Many] May 2 T. S. Sleightholme, parmter, [porter] e., Ser [Se] J. Downham, wine and spirit mercies at 12. TuesDay, [Tuesday] May . W. Shaw, ironfouuder, [ironed] [C] dend [end] and proof of debts at 11; J. Was audit, and Ist [Its] and final dividend an ' Jackson builder, &c., Lackenby- [Contend] dend [end] and proof of debts at 4; J. WEDNESDAY, May 29th, [the] (at '5 W. Rawson, seed merchant, c.. last exam. and proof of debts; Wm. Hull-audit, and 2nd and tinal [final] di W. Godwin, ship builder, dend [end] and proof of debts; Rickard -choice of assignees aud [and] proof or timber merchant, &e., Hull-proei [Hull-pro] vt tere [tree] DgsTRuCTION [Destruction] OF beautiful, spire which adorned the ' this place, was on Monday 2152 struck with lightning or a fire ball, ie spire (which was seriously damage and then repaired) knocked down [C] . [C] Part of the spire fell through ing down a portion, of the THE SMITHFIELD NUISANCE [C] jos [jo] pointed to inquire into the live res putt the metropolis, have agreed to the aS bably [ably] be presented soon after the er ee consideration, the commissione s [commission s] ub stand, the removal of Smithie [Smith - the metropolis, on the north site- [stolen] STRANGE FIsHING [Fishing] Se vy tute [tue] caught by a fisherman belong week, with a fish-hook in it, [C] with a piece of timber seven ee wl ae diameter at the end of it--- er - -- iy el pa HuppersFiziD [Huddersfield Printed and ju Westgate, by the Propricter [Proprietor] Ropert [Report] MICKLETHWAITS, [MICKLETHWAITE] resides 'wr parish of '