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8 THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1850. HUDDERSFIELD ANNUAL TEMPERANCE FESTIVAL. 'Phe [The] proceedings in celebration of the seventeenth anniversary of the Huddersfield Temperance Society commenced on Sunday afternoon last, by a special sermon in Queen-street (Wesleyan) chapel, by the Rev. R Skinner, Independent minister, and pastor of Ramsaden-street [Ramsden-street] chapel, on which occasion it was densely exowded [crowded] by a respectable congregation. The rev. gentle- [gentleman] man preached a most eloquent and touching discourse from Esther 8, vii, For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come upon my people or, how can I en- [endure] dure [sure] to see the destruction of my kindred In the evening prayer-meeting was held in the Philosophical Hall, the proceedings at which were of a most interest- [interesting] ing and edifying character. In accordance with the arrangements of the com- [committee] mittee, [matter] the first of the series of public meetings was held in the Philosophical Hall, on Monday evening, the Rev. J. Whitaker (Baptist), of Golcar, in the chair. The Band of Hope, to the number of 800, assembled, and, during the evening gave a number of recitations and dialogues, and sang a variety of temperance melodies. The addresses delivered by the Rev. W. Crabtree and Mr. J.C. Booth were ofa [of] practical character, and calcu- [calico- calculated] Yated [Yates] to impress the audience with the vast importance of the subject at issue, and the necessity of immediate social and individual reform. The second public meeting was held on Tuesday evening, in the Philosophical Hall, when there was an excellent attendance. Mr. Wright Mellor presided, and eloquent addresses were delivered by Mr. J. Addle- [Addles haw] shaw, [Shaw] agent of the British Association, Mr. W. Logan, jate [ate] Town Missionary at Leeds and Glasgow, and Mr. 3. C. Booth, the local agent of the society. The remarks of the various speakers were well received, and much applauded. . On Wednesdey [Wednesday] evening the Philosophical Hall was again crowded in every part by a very attentive and respectable audience. A little after seven o'clock, after singing a temperance hymn, JoserH [Joseph] THorPE, [Thorpe] Esq., president of the British Association), of Halifax, was zalled [called] to the chair. He opened the proceedings in a of some length, in which he entered into a uumber [number] of calculations, showing the vast amount of money which was annually spent in intoxicating liquors, which, if put to some useful purpose, would vescue [rescue] the country from the great amount of wretched- [wretchedness] mess and misery which at present existed. After feelingly appealing to the audience on behalf of the drunkards, he called upon Mr. Joun [John] ADDLEsSHAW [Headless] to ad- [address] dress the meeting. The latter addressed the meeting for about an hour, combatting very happily the objections which are urged against the principles of teetotalism- [teetotalism tracing] tracing the origin and progress of the society, and con- [concluded] cluded [eluded] amidst the general applause of the assembly. At the conclusion of Mr. Addleshaw's [Addles haw's] speech the collec- [College- collection] tion [ion] was made, and the chairman then called upon Mr. Epwin [Edwin] Hoop, author of the Architects of the Age, and the Temperance Melodies. He com- [commenced] menced [mended] his speech by singing one of his melodies called Fhe He] Hammer, the audience joining in the chorus. He then proceeded to address the meeting, stating that he was afraid that he could not bring any new argu- [argue- arguments] ments [rents] or illustrations to bear on the subject, but did not think that it was so much new arguments as fresh fire that was wanted. He then passed on to show that the genius of the temperance movement, and every other movement, was self-reliance, illustrating his sub- [subject] ject [jet] by the interview between Diogenes and Alexander. The speaker next contended that organic action, or life from within, was also the genius of the movement, and endeavoured to shew that it was by the influence of light and heat from without acting upon the vital prin- [pain- principle] eiple [apple] within which must bring forth fruit. He graphi- [graphic- gradually] tally, but humorously depicted the man who would not assist in the moral elevation of the people afraid of contamination from the impurity with which he was obliged to come in contact; and then proceeded to throw the blame of men being as degraded as they were upon the public at large, contending that they must take the world as they found it, and endeavour to reform it by counteracting influences; they must make the drome [Rome] of the young man comfortable and cheerful and the temperance reformers must come out and do their atmost [almost] to supply the vacuum they had made in depniv- [deprive- Denmark] img [ing] the working man of his ale, his porter, his cigar, or his pipe-by finding him innocent and healthy amuse- [amusements] ments, [rents] and thus destroy custom by custom. The speaker concluded a speech which, for argumentative force and eloquence, combined with originality, racy wit, and deep pathos, we have seldom heard equalled, by a most energetic appeal to the young. Mr. Hood then sang another of his melodies, on the importance of learning to say No, the chorus of which was heartily joined in by the audience, after which the meeting broke up about ten o'clock. THE PUBLIC TEA PARTY. The proceedings of this interesting anniversary were terminated by a public tea party in the Philosophical Hall, en Thursday evening, when upwards of 600 partook of the very liberal provision provided gratuitously by the ladies who presided at the trays for the occasion. The arrange- [arrangements] ments [rents] passed over with the most perfect harmony and good feeling. We understand that F. Schwann, Esq., generously presented each of his workpeople, to the number of 40, with tickets for the tea. Amongst the gentlemen present we noticed, F. Schwann, Esq. Thos. Beaumont, Esq., Brad- [Bradford] ford; Ben. Wilson, Esq., Mirfield; Thos. Firth, Esq., Hnddersfield; [Huddersfield] the Revs. F. Howorth, Bury; R. Skinner, 3. Cummins, (Independents); and J. K. Montgomery, (Unitarian) and Messrs. E. Paxton Hood, York; J. Wood- [Woodhead] bead, Holmfirth; S. Booth, Wright Mellor, W. Dawsonl [Dawson] seu., [se] W. Dawson, jun., I. Robson, Jas. Hanson, and severa, [several] other triends [friends] of the cause. Taomas [Thomas] Beaumont, Esq., Surgeon, Bradford, on being called to the chair, said, he would not conceal from that assembly the very interesting, affecting, and solemn im- [in- impressions] pressions [oppression] which had prevaded [provided] his mind during the short imterval [interval] that he had passed within those walls. The most easual [usual] glance at the river of tears which had flowed on and on as a consequence of the drinking customs of society- [society at] at the hecatombs [combs] of slaughtered ones who now lie deep down in the silent tomb, murdered by the drinking habits of society-at the enormous and incalculable amount of which had been perpetrated upou [upon] society as a con- [consequence] sequence of these customs-was enough to justify, and to vindicate their assembling together that night. (Hear.) Oh, how lamentable it was to see what a very large amount of these miseries and crimes were attributable to the use of intoxicating liquors-not so much directly as indirectly owing to the vast amount of popular ignorance, prejudice, and appetite, which exists in favour of the moderate enjoy- [enjoyment] ment [men] of intoxicating liquors. (Hear.) The object of such associations and such assemblies as the present were not #0 [mruch [much] to appeal to the feelinzs-to [feeling-to] produce an ephemeral and passing excitement, as they were to enlighten the ding, and to bring them intellectually and morally to feel, and to consider the importance of the interests which are so essentially connected with the proper considera- [consider- consideration] tion [ion] of the nature of the CAUSES which led to such awful, acceding, and disastrous results. Well then just let them ealmly [calmly] look at it. They saw the wine-glass upon the table. Humanly speaking the English had been educated, trained at least up to a very recent period-almost universally brought up to the use of intoxicating liquors. And why Not that the parents and guardians of the rising generation Were unsolicitious [unsolicited] about the welfare of those under their care, but because there was too general a feeling of reck- [neck- recklessness] Jessness [Jess] and ignorance upon this subject, as if it were of no mnportance [importance] that children should acquire an appetite for these Bquors. [Liquors] (Hear, hear.) He was pond to say that this ignorance was being dispelled by the advocacy of such gen- [gentlemen] tlemen [gentlemen] as Mr. Paxton Hood. (Hear, hear.) Now, it had been ascertained that in all ordinary circumstances, and for all ordinary purposes of human life and duty, intoxicat- [intoxicated- intoxicating] ing liquors are wholly unnecessary. This was a principle which it was of the utmost importance should be thoroughly understood and admitted-since, if there was no necessity why they should go along the precipice of a pass which was surrounded with peril and danger, it would be folly to continue doing so-more particularly when the broad high- [highway] way of teetotalism had been thrown up, upon which society could proceed with impunity without the danger either to their health, their strength, or the power and vigour of their minds, (Hear, hear.) Nothing could be more desirable than that society should be disabused of those prejudices which had so long rested upon the public mind, and that all their sons and daughters should be educated in the principles of total absti- [bast- abstinence] nence; [fence] for upon the spread of these principles de- [depended] pended to a great extent the true greatness of the nation. What would have been the state of society at the present moment had it not been for the influence of temperance societies -if temperance principles had not been avowed, propounded, appreciated, and acted upon It was from a thorough, strong, and increasing conviction of the paramount importance of this great question of temperance, that he had allowed himself so long to be induced to render his humble mite of influence or ability, in order to carry out these principles, and to extend this noble cause. (Hear, hear.) He had frequently been met with the objection that because some of the best, the wisest, and the oldest (though they were not many) were in the constant indulgence of the moderate use of intoxicating uors [ors] that they could not be so injurious as had been represented. But had there not been a large class of occult and obscure ailments superinduced [super induced] in the human economy for which no special, no direct, no positive, no satisfactory cause had been assigned He had paid more than ordinary attention to the influence and effects of alcoholic agency he has no conception, and which in the ag; te and ulti- [ult- ultimate] mate, will be found to have seriously affected one or more organs of the constitution. (Hear, hear.) If he wanted arguments he might appeal to the experience of teetotallers of one, five, ten, fifteen, or twenty years standing. What injury had they received from drinking water None. He himself had abstained for 16 years, and he felt that at that moment he was essentially better than if he had been in- [indulging] dulging [indulging] in his previous moderation. People did not suffi- [suffer- sufficiently] ciently [cent] appreciate the value of their health-they did not take su cient [cent] care of intricate maohine [machine] harp of thousand strings. ey were not aware importance of preserving their system in a perfectly healthy condition. He regretted to say that on the subject of phy- [why- physical] sical [musical] health there was in society at large a most extraor- [extra- extraordinary] inary [nary] indifference and apathy. But he had not the slightest doubt that the results of the temperance ae a diffuse more correc [correct] ment [men] would 0] tae [tea] and thus A e tae [tea] of i oyment [payment] and intellectual power. (Hear, hear. this there were difficulties to Sontend [Contend] with, in the form of ignorance, prejudice, custom, appetite, and the most powerful obstacle of all, to be found amongst all classes-example (Hear, hear.) Whenever he saw wines and spirits upon the tables of even his best friends, there he recognised a baneful and withering obstacle to the progress of temperance. In proportion as the individual setting this example was eminent for all those qualities of mind and heart, and having that education and standing in society which tends to elevate and render the individual more influential in the eyes ot others-just in proportion did the example become more direful, and the obstacle more difficult. (Hear.) Thenthey [Then they] had tocontend [to contend] withinterest, [with interest] and with an adverse medical opinion-a most important obstacle to the temperance movement. However, there had recently been two or three works written by medical gentlemen which had resulted from the prize of one hundred guineas offered by Mr. Heaton of Bristol, tor the best essay on the influence of alcoholic drinks on the human system, which would do much to counteract the general ignorance preva- [Pref- prevalent] lent on the subject. The first prize was obtained by Dr. Carpenter, a gentleman who stood pre-eminent in his pro- [profession] fession, [session] and whose works on physiology were to be met with as class books-in every well-selected medical library and upon almost every medical student's table. Now, whilst he (Mr. B.) was willing to concede the highest attainments and abilities to Dr. Carpenter, he thought that gentleman had approached the subject with too great timidity. He might have spoken out much more strongly and decidedly than he had done there was too much of the subjunctive mood-too many ifs and buts. High as were the claims of this book, and it infinitely surpassed the other two, yet in many respects it fell far short of the practical knowledge displayed by many of their temper- [temperance] ance [once] lecturers. (Hear, hear.) As to the work of Dr. Thomson, who obtained the second prize, it would be found on careful examination to be simply an apology for total abstinence and an apology for moderate drinking. Dr Thomson wrote up temperance on one page, and wrote teetotalism down on another. Set up an argument here and then knocked it down there. In this manner he proceeded the whole work-indeed it was full of the grossest anomalies and inconsistencies. (Hear.) Let him tell them that the incomparable prize essay by his friend Dr. Grindrod was worth all the other prize essays put together There was more true science, more chemistry, more anatomy, more physiology, more of the institutes of medicine, more sound moral logical induction, more of everything caiculated [calculated] to sow the seeds of truth-in BaccHus Bacchus than in all the other prize essays he ever saw. (Applause.) The fact was, that an Independent minister, the author of Anti-Bacchus, had evinced greater knowledge of the subject than was displayed in these lately issued prize essays. (Hear.) After briefly reverting to the more general diffusion of medical knowledge, the chairman said he had no sympathy with those who could sneer and pour out their sarcasm on the humblest advocates of the tem- [te- temperance] perance [Prince] cause-he looked upon such-he cared not what position they occupied-as exercising an influence perni- [pen- perniciously] ciously [Sicily] for the interests of society. (Hear, hear.) In con- [conclusion] clusion, [conclusion] Mr. Beaumont rela [real] an interesting anecdote arising at a public dinner which he lately attended, and ex- [expressed] pressed a hope that thetime [the time] was not far distant when com- [common] mon-sense [sense] would dictate some morerational, [more rational] moreinnocent, [more innocent] and intellectual a mode of after dinner enjoyment than the wine and spirit bottle. (Loud applause.) Mr. Dawson, jun., the secretary of the society, then read the report for the past year, from which it appeared that the labours of Mr. J. C. Booth, the society's agent, had been very extensive and beneficial. During the year they had obtained 193 new members, 48 of whom had been drunkards-and of this number eight were females. The stated that the 48 all remained staunch to their pledge. The establishment of the Ladies' Committee had been productive of the most gratif [gratis] ing results in the forma- [forms- formation] tion [ion] of the Band of Hope. 'The intelligence from the out- [out township] township societies was very satisfactory. The committee regretted to state that the society was slightly involved, a circumstance which they trusted the public would assist them in liquidating. (Applause.) The Rev. F. of Bury, next presented himself, and said he had great pleasure in moving- [moving that] That the report now read be adopted, printed, and circulated under the direction of the committee. With respect to the immediate subject before the meeting, it had sometimes struck him that the whole gist of the question lay in a very small compass. All were agreed that intemperance was attended with loss of time, money, health, character, reason, and of the soul. Let them place a man before any congregation in any part of England and he would be able to say there was not a single individual in such congregation who had not suffered from intem [item] perance. [Prince] Nay, he would venture to say to the congregation then before him, large as it was, that there was not asingle [single] pers-n [per-n] present who was not suffering directly or indirectly from intemperance. (Hear, hear.) Now, all ing in the existence and extent of the evil, there could only be two plans submitted for its remedy-one, the..moderate use ot strong drinks; the other, total abstinence. The former had been tried for centuries, and yet there were sixteen hundred thousand drunkards in the land-it was indetinable. [indefatigable] What was moderation to one man was immoderation to another-what was moderation to a man one day, might be immoderation to him the next. It was an ever varying principle. But teetotalism was a never varying principle. A child could understand it- touch not taste not. (Hear, hear.) This latter doctrine had been tried, and wherever it had been carried out with determina- [determine- determination] tion [ion] it had succeeded. (Hear, hear.) There was one con- [consideration] sideration [side ration] of the question which it would not be improper to bring before a commercial audience; the practical, com- [commercial] mercial [commercial] benefits of teetotahsm [teetotalism] to the community at large. It was known probably to most of them that whilst only 4d. or at most 6d. in the pound went to the direct remu- [rem- remuneration] neration [nation] of labour in the manufacture of intoxicating drinks-8s., 10s., 12s., 16s., 18s., and sometimes 19s. it the pound went to the labourer in the manufacture of clothing, furniture, and other articles of general utility. (Hear.) A few years ago the Bury society had made some careful cal- [calculations] culations, [calculations] which proved that with a population of 25,000, there was an annual [] of at least 54,000-above 54,W-above] a thousand pounds per week. He was just informed that Huddersfield had a population of 30,000, and taking the returns which had been averaged throughout the country as their basis, there would be a sum of 60,000 annually spent in this town for intoxicating liquors. Now if this vast snm [sum] of money had been spent in useful articles, how infinitely more gratifying would have been the result (Applause.) The rev. gentleman then read a table from the Bury report of 1841, which had been drawn up for Bury, representing the quantity of wearing apparel, pro- [provisions] visions, and furniture, which could have been purchased by this 54,000. It will be unn [Inn] for us to quote the table as it is rather lengthy-but the enormous items appeared almost incredible. And, resumed the rev. gen- [gentleman] tleman, [gentleman] they ascertained the fact-that in manufacturing 54,190 4s. worth of intoxicating liquors only 903 3s. 4d. was expended in manual labour, while in the manufacture of the same amount into clothing or furniture no less than 18,063 8s. would find its way into the pockets of the labourer. (Hear, hear.) It would pay the rent and taxes for upwards of 6,770 cottagers, at 8 per year. It wouid [would] furnish two thousand poor handi-lcom [hand-com] weavers with a cow, a pig, and a year's rent for an acre of land. It would furnish employment for one year to nearly eleven hundred men, allowing each man to receive 50. It would build a Mechanics' Institution the same as the Liver- [Liverpool] pool Institution, ata [at] cost of 18,000, leaving a balance of 36,190, which being invested at 5 per cent would produce upwards of 1,800 for carrying on the institution by lectures, classes, ex- [exhibitions] hibitions, [exhibition] recreations, library, &c. If given to the British and Foreign Bible Society, it would purchase, at four shillings a copy, 216,760 bibles. In addition to these things it would leave a large sum still undisposed [disposed] of. (Hear, hear.) The rev. gentleman continued in a thrilling address to appeal to the feelings and sym- [sum- sympathies] pathies [parties] of this audience by the detail of deeply interesting anecdotes, and concluded an eloquent speech by affirming that this country was the most en nation in the world. Its drunkenness was the scorn and contempt of Europe. The Mussulman [Muslin] when he got drunk was called, in derision, a follower of Jesus; and if one of the believers in their faith got drunk, after suffering several indignities, he was baptised in the Bosphorus, and publicly announced as having gone over from Mahomed [maimed] to Jesus. Did they not feel ashamed that there were grounds for such contempt and indignity as this. Was it not time they rose up and swept away this foul stigma from the land. (Applause.) If they could only get a sober population they would soon have an intelligent one. If the money that was now spent in the purchase of intoxicating liquors was given to the school-master they would have an intelligent people,-and then would their country, indeed, stand pre-eminent amongst the nations of the earth for true greatness and glory. (Hear, hear.) FREDERICK SCHWANN, -, 0D rising to address the audience, was received with a hearty round of applause. On its subsiding, he said that in the school of teetotalism he had learnt one principle which had been called into power- [powerful] ful [full] action that evening-he meant the principle of self- [Centennial] denial and self-sacrifice. They must give him credit for not being actuated with any feeling of vanity in appearing before them. Their secretary would bear him out that hehad [head] struggled for some time before he could bring himself up to that point of self-sacrifice to appear before them that even- [evening] ing and bear his humble testimony to the t cause of temperance. (Hear, hear.) He had been impelled by a deep sense of duty to take part in their proceedings. He came there as one who might be looked upon as a real, fair specimen of a middle-class convert to teetotalism, and by his example to encourage others to follow in the same more general know upon the human Constitution, and he said as one who had od at the subject more earnestly, more devotedly, and certainly more conscientiously-than most persons, thes [the] had been enabled to discover that a large amount of chronic diseases which have been insidiously i the constitution, had been superinduced [super induced] by the intent an Sapping influence of alcoholic drinks. He felt ed on ; Physiological alone-to set aside all considera- [consider- considerations] tions [tins] of morality and humanity-that the great principles of a ce were essentially right. (Hear, hear.) And was equally convinced that the practice of taking intoxi- [into xi- intoxicated] Spade ators [tors] from day to day, even by those who would at the idea of being thought intemperate-who stood out in society as eminently useful and valuable-was vithout [without] ve of a large amount of physical deterioration, ss Such individuals being at all'aware that these in. sidio [side] eatery these subtle influences were ope- [opened] ane [an] ae constitutions. In these influences upon thee wat [at] 0, SOE some Conservative influence was bei [be] received, as o Sora [Sore] boon was being ired [red] and the 3 01 a '68 these into ti dri [Dr] fi tt that heis [his] deriving some i orant [grant] that he is committing an amount of positive injury of which course. (Hear, hear.) This perhaps might be done in the ; most simple way, by his giving them an idea how he him- [him] t he self was first to think about teetotalism. (Hear, hear.) He wag born in a country where wine flowed almost as abundantly as water in England-where no one conceived any wrong in drinking wine-where it was almost foreign to see a drunken man. With these first they might imagine what a strange effect it upon him when asked to give up an indulgence which he had always looked upon as something extremely simple and innocent. (Hear.) oreturn [return] to hisstory [history] it wasnowsome [winsome] yearssincethatthistown and the whole country were agitated throughout their entire extent on a question of mighty importance. (Hear.) Upon the sivength [strength] of widely posted circulars he and some few others convened a meeting to elect delegates to attend a certain conference, which was about being held, for adopting measures for the abolition of the bread tax. Well, this important meeting was assembled and they in general numbered just about sufficient to form a committee-the as though moved the president into the chair, and mutually supportec [supported] soi [so] at fer age Sarat [Sat] ne Ww i asa and y chose him as oneofthenumber. [Humberstone] They went to London and were passed about from post to pillar, j 2 drawing the attention of their mighty representatives to distress in which they had left the country-and in the deep ibing [bing] how the r weavers and workmen were pi peered food but they meet with very little success, amd [and] with gloomy hearts they walked through the city. (Hear, hear, hear.) In ing St. James's-park they saw a number of fine strong healthy looking young men, dressed in soldier's uniform, playing at foot-ball. The thought seemed to cross the min Here we come to ask for bread for the starving, and are re- [refused] fused; whilst a number of the finest young men are idling their time away at foot-ball. Paid at the rate of 1s. a day to destroy their tellow-creatures, [yellow-creatures] who never offended, them and whom theyneversaw. [nevertheless. (Hear.) Atterlookingatthesemen and indulging in such reflections they went home to their inn and ordered dinner-for they must know that after a gloomy day comes the dinner-and after dinner came the wine. (Loud laughter.) He mentioned these incidents because they would shew what trivial circumstances had first directed his attention to teetotalism-influences which had impressed themselves upon him at a time when he little thought ofit. [fit] Truly it had beensaid [been said] scatter your bread upon the waters, and it shall be found after many days. (Applause.) When the dinner had been removed and they were taking their wine, one of his friends, holding up his wine glass to the light, said, reverting to the subject which had justengaged [just engaged] their attention, Wecall Wall] waracurse; [watercourse] we call large standing armies idling their time away in unproductivness [productiveness] a curse-but this turning his eyes upon the wine glass, is a greater curse than anything we have met with to day. This was said to him (Mr. Schwann,) who looked upon wine as a very innocent and cheering thing-as a something necassary [necessary] for social pleasure, and he felt himself almost insulted. (Laughter.) But from this very dated the first struggling thoughts which he ever felt with respect to alecholic [alcoholic] liquors. He had never seen it in that light before. He laughed and said 'Pooh, Pooh, I am a moderate drinker-I know exactly were I can stop. He said this with the pride of achild. [child] 'It was ridiculous to think to deprive him of his glass of wine. a friend comes to my house he expects a glass of wine-and I have them coming from all parts of the world-why he would think I lacked hospitality, if I had no wine placed on the table. He came home looking upon temperance meetings and subjects as very ridiculous things indeed. family to Bradford, to take dinner with a friend. Ot course there was wine-and like master like man, the servant had his share in the kitchen. (Laughter.) In the evening they drove home again, and he soon began to find his carriage did not go in exactly a straight line along the road; and when he turned round he found that the driver had not been so moderate as his master. On coming to Salterhebble [saleable] hill the man ran the axeltree [axletree] with great violence into the wall, and nearly overturned them. He immediately jumped out and wanted to take the reins, but, to his surprise, the servant would not let him. (Laughter.) Here had he been preaching moderation, and requiring the strictest sobriety amongst his workpeople, contending that the strong man kept to moderation, and the weak man gave it up entire y-and here was his own man, with a moderate master sitting by his side, and setting him an example, refusing to relinquish the reins. These things brought his teetotalism back again; and he said, I am determined to read something on this sub- [subject] ject. [jet. Well, he got all the books he could, and when he began to read he soon found that alcohol was a poison, neither more nor less. (Applause.) He had read the last essay of Dr. Carpenter, and was satisfied that alcoholic drinks were not unecessary [necessary] for their health; that they did not produce fibre, flesh, bones, or blood, nor entered into any other component parts of the body, and therefore could not support and repair life. (Hear, hear.) There were some persons who had got gout in the stomach, and could not tell how it had got there. Let them look back a little and they would find that this gout got into the stomach by drinking alcoholic liquors for years. (Hear, and laughter.) He knew that by constant dropping water would in time wear a hole through rock, aad [and] he knew, also, that by constantly pouring alcohol into the stomach for twenty or thirty years it would produce gout. (Laughter.) Another argument suggested itself. Sup- [Supposing] posing he could walk along a dangerous precipice without alling [calling] into the sea, and cvuld [could] go to the gambling table, saying, I will spend one or two pounds and give over. Supposing he was strong enough to do this 3 Was his neighbour strong enough (Hear, and a plause.) [clause] If not, then he had no right to run such ris [is] even though he possessed the power of doing these things with impunity. (Hear.) Then came the matter of trade. He hadbeen [had been] in the practice of inviting his customers to a glass of wine. Well, he thought if they were foreigners they must put up with the custom of the country they come into. If a Frenchman came who had been accustomed to eat frogs, why of course he could not expect to have a fro roasted for him here, but must be content with roast beef an plum pudding (hear, and laughter)-a dish he (Mr. S.) had found the Frenchman liked very much. (Hear, hear.) It he was a Chinese, of course he would not expect to be provided with chop-sticks; nor a Turk with opium. (Laugh- [Laughter] ter.) [te] All these things appeared to be tremendous difficul- [difficult- difficulties in] tiesin [ties] Prospect buthad [thad] entirely vanished in practice. (Hear.) Since he had become a teetotaller he had had as his guests some of thehighest [the highest] aristocracy of the land, and accompanied by the leading merchants of the town, and they had always appeared to enjoy themselves exceedingly, and lauded him forthe [forth] example he had set. (Hear.) Let those then who were moderate drinkers, practice a little self-denial, and come for- [forward] ward and dotheir [their] duty. Take theleap [the leap] at once. He had taken it eight or nine years ago, and he had ever since rejoiced at having done so. He had never experienced the slightest inconvenience on the contrary, it had enabled him to become the means of doing good in a hundred directions, which would otherwise have been denied him. Applause.) Would they follow his example (Hear.) ould [old] they save the money spent on these drinks and disburse it in a more useful manner He did not wish them to give it all to the poor, that was too much to expect. Let them in- [invest] vest it in the savings' bank-they had savings' banks now where they could deposit any sum from a penny upwards. a did not wish to save it merely to dance ute ie 3 there were many purposes to which it could be applied. They might want books or clothing, or they might ih to their mothers or their sisters a new dress. (Hear, ear.) Ifthey [If they] looked around them they would find plenty who had been poor like themselves, but who now held the most prominent positions amongst them. He need not go very far to show them what great results had arisen from small beginnings. (Hear. hear.) Let them heap their pen- [pennies] nies [ties] on pennies and it might put them on the rail that leads to fortune. (Applause.) To those who were en in manufactures, he would briefly direct their attention to the Great Exhibition of 1851. He looked at this Exhibition as of great importance-as a matter of life and death, whether this country stood well there or otherwise. (Hear, hear.) Now, do let them begin to do something. It was a most sublime conception, in his opinion, and of the greatest im- [in- importance] portance [importance] to the working-classes. In t times the aristocracy and the affluent had had their gatherings and their festivals; the Greeks had had their Olympic games the Romans their amphitheatre tor gladia- [glad- gladiatorial] torial [trial] contest but the productive classes had taken no part in these festivals-the anvil, the shuttle, the loom, and the plough had never been represented. And, in more modern times, they had had their long array of knights and armed men, who swept across the continent like a flood, in the wars of the crusades but the producer was left in want and misery at home, to raise the means for carrying out the war. (Hear, hear.) Now, a fresh era broke in upon them, and, for the first time in the history of the world, their claims were to be nationally recognised and represented, under the auspices of the consort of one of the mightiest sovereigns ot the earth. (Applause.) It was a new era- [rather] the Prince himself was not ashamed to put on the blue apron and become a labourer. He had set an example to the princes of Europe, who had hitherto found their pleasure in playing at soldiers, and compelling thousands of their fellow-creatures to be idlers instead of producers. (Hear, hear.) Now, who could stand back and not encou- [encounter- encourage] rage such a project They would bring together the national products and inhabitants of all parts of the world, and mutually learn from eachother. [each other] (Applause.) Let the working-classes then in now to accumulate as much as they could to go and see this exhibition. In conclusion, let them distroy [destroy] that viper, that curse to mankind-intemper- [mankind-in temper- intemperance] ance. [once] Their future prospects and prosperity depended upon it. They were told to love their neighbours, and to make self-sacrifices-do not be content with merely hearing it, but go and do it. He had great pleasure in seconding the resolution. (Loud applause.) The CHAIRMAN made a few general remarks on the Exhi- [Ex hi- Exhibition] bition [notion] of 1851, after which he introduced Mr. Paxton Hoop, who was loudly applauded. By the request of the audience he commenced his address by sing- [singing] ing 'Spring is coming, and 'We'll win the day, the meeting joining in chorus; after which he moved That this meeting seeing the importance of training the rising generation in the principles of total abstinence from all intoxi [into xi] cating [acting] drinks, and the immense amount of good likely to accrue therefrom, not only to the town, but to the community at large, tenders its most cordial thanks to the ladies composing the Band of Hope committee, who have so cheerfully devoted their time and valuable assistance in the establishing and maintaining of the Band of Hope during the past year. The extent to which our report has already extended precludes our giving at length the very eloquent and stirring address of this gentleman. He referred in gratifying terms to the establishment of juvenile temperance societies as one of the most important and pleasing features ef the tem- [te- temperance] perance [Prince] movement. It was the play of the child, he said, that formed the character oftheman. [foreman] (Hear.) That grand old stoic, Diogenes, was once asked out to dine at a grand banquet. He went and looked round and round the table, noticing first one thing and then another, after which he got up and walked out, saying, What a lot of things there are in the world Diogenes can do without. Now, this was the philosophy they wanted. How much they could do without, and not how much they could do with, as was the present idea. Now there were some things they could not do without. Education was one of those things, and yet, some how or other they gave their children a most beggarly education-they starved their schoolmaster to fatten their publicans. They could not do without edu- [ed- education] cation, but they could do without drink; then let them carry their penny to the schoolmaster. 'There were more things in heaven and earth than was dreamt of in his philosophy, and this was one of them. (Laughter.) They must Vestn [Vest] self-sacrifice, or they would fall far short. Hear.) John Milton, when he wrote his great books of aradise [paradise] Lost, and the Defence of the English Press, was told that if he would write and pore over books, he would lose his sight, still he replied, These books must be written whether Tlose [Those] my nat or not. They were written, and he lost his sight. This was the principle they wanted implanting -a sacrifice of self for the public good. (Hear, hear.) They must work-.must put the crude mis-shapen [is-shape] materials into form-and as the glass and porcelain vase were manu- [manufactured] factured [fractured] out of sand and shale-the minute watch-spri [watch-sri] was drawn out of the huge bar ot iron-the fine deticass [decays] white paper out of the bundle of filthy rags they must strive to work out the salvation of the degraded, drunken, imbecile man, into a holy, a useful, a seraphic being. (Ap- [Applause] plause.) [clause] These things had been done, and must be done again, (Hear, hear.) Mr. Hood then proceeded to press the claims of the Exhibition of 1851 upon the audience, as one of the greatest indications of advancement which the present age afforded, and expressed a hope that every working man would endeavour to sent at this great Olympiad of labour. He concluded by relating a rather amusing anecdote of an American minister who was somewhat ashamed of his profession. It was cus- [us- customary] tomary [Mary] in some parts of America that ministers when tra- [Tar- travelling] velling [selling] should be boarded free. This minister on his journey put up at the hotel and partook liberally of the provisions, ut never announced himself. He dined, toak [oak] tea, stayed all night, had breakfast, and just ste on the coach to go away in the morning, when the landlord tapped biz on of himself and companions simultaneously- [simultaneously yo] yo If; (Hear, hear.) Well, shortly after he drove over with his ' the shoulder, saying, Sir, you have forgotten bill. 'Oh, Iam [I am] a minister, nded [ned] the gentleman. 'A minister exclaimed the landlord, why, you never told us, you have never talked to us, prayed with us, r the Bible with us; and if you said your prayers last night on going to bed they were very short. Nay, nay, you came like a sinner, you ate like a sinner, you drank like a sinner, u lived like a sinner, and you must pay like a sinner. (Laughter.) Hehoped [He hoped] this lesson would go hometo [home] the hearts of many, who were sitting with the drunkard, living with the drunkard, and associating with the drunkard-let them reflect, and come over to their support. (Applause.) Mr. WoopDHEAD [Woodhead] seconded the resolution. Mr. Dawson, jun., moved, and Mr. J. WILD seconded. That we ladies who tea party. The following resolution was moved by Mr. WM. Dawson, sen., seconded by Mr. JAMES Hanson '- That the warmest thanks of this meeting be presented to the Rev. R. Skinner, Rev. J. Whittaker, Rev. Henry Crabtree, Mr. J. C. Booth, Mr. Wright Mellor, Mr. W. Logan, Mr. John Addle- [Addles haw] shaw, [Shaw] Joseph Thorp, Esq., Mr. E. P. Hood, Thomas Beaumont, Esq., Rev. F. Howorth, F. Schwann, Esq., and Mr. Joe Wood- [Woodhead] head, for their valuable assistance at our festival. The CHAIRMAN returned thanks, after which Mr. W. MELLOR moved- [moved that] That the thanks of this meeting be presented to the trustees of Queen-street Chapel, for their kindness in having granted the use of their place of worship for a temperance sermon, by the Rev. R. Skinner. which was seconded by the Rev. Mr. MONTGOMERY, after which the company separated, highly gratified with their entertainment, The collections obtained during the festival amount to upwards of 20. -- The Globe announces that the vacant office of Vice-Chan- [Chancellor] cellor [Mellor] has been conferred on Baron Rolfe. With respect to the two Vice-Chancellorships, it is to be observed that the statute 5th Victoria, cap. 5, sec. 10, under which the two ast [at] Vice-Chancellors were appointed, Provides that upon a vacancy occurring in the office of the Vice-Chancellor first appointed it shall be filled up but that in the case of the one second appointed it shall not be filled up. Independ [In depend] ently, [gently] therefore, of the question of any further necessity for two Vice-Chancellors, asthelawstands, [assistants] oneappointmentonly [unsentimental] can now be made. The question of continuing three Vice- [Chancellors] Chancellors is one altogether for the Legislature but we believe no proposal to that effect will be made by the Government-the pressure of equity business, which called for an increase in the number of the judges of the Court of Chancery at the time of the passing of the act, having very materially diminished. A SoLemn [Solemn] REPpRoor.-A [Report.-A] Cambridgeshire correspondent has sent us the following very striking incident, which we give in his own words When the wheat was in the bloom, six weeks before the last harvest, two gentlemen riding past a fine field of it in the parish of Bumstead, [Mustard] near here, remarked to the farmer, who happened to be standing at the gate, 'You have a fine field of wheat there, Sir.' 'Yes,' replied the farmer, 'very, if God Almighty will only let it alone Mark the punishment of such impiety. That piece of wheat is still in bloom. Such is the curiosity which has been excited in consequence, that no less than a dozen labourers walked over last Sunday out of our village to see it. They tell me that there it stands as green and unripe as if it were June. Doncaster Gazette. More than forty sheep have lately been killed by dogs in the neighbourhood of Kendal; and two dogs, which are sipposed [supposed] to have been the sheep stealers, have been shot. resent our most heartfelt acknowledgments to those Have kindly provided and presided over this evening's Wistrict [District] News. HONLEY. Royal COLLEGE oF SuRGEons, [Surgeon] Lonpon.-On [London.-On] Friday the 18th inst., Mr. Thomas A. Haigh, son of Mr. Joseph Haigh, of Honley, Huddersfield, passed the examination, was duly admitted a member, and received the diploma of the above College. PHonocraPHy.-On [Photography.-On] Tuesday last a very interesting lecture on phonography [photography] was delivered in the Old National School-room, Honley, by Mr. Hornsby, of Leeds. The lecture was illustrated by many pleasing experiments, showing the anomalies and absurdities of the present method of spelling words, and the truthful- [truthfulness] ness, philosophic beauty, and brevity of the phonetic system. The lecture occupied about an hour. At the close all who had attended seemed highly delighted with what they had seen and heard of this railroad method of writing. A Loosz [Loose] Attempt aT Hancinc.-On [Hanson.-On] Wednesday last, a certain person residing in Honley (who it seems occa- [occur- occasionally] sionally [finally] gets too much ), had a few words of disagreement with his better half, which ended in a mutual agreement for a separation. After the separa- [separate- separation] tion [ion] had taken place (whether on account of regret or otherwise we know not) the husband went to a clothes, line, which belonged to a neighbour, and took a hand- [handkerchief] kerchief therefrom with which he made off to a secret place, where he was seen to put it round his neck for the purpose of hanging himself. There were, however, some secret observers of his movements, who suspected that he would not have courage enough to do the job right. However, in case he carried the joke too far, they were ready to extricate him, but their services were not required, for when he had got all in readiness he hesitated, and seemed to think the job was too great for him to undertake. After halting a short time between two opinions, he quietly walked off without being disturbed by those who had watched his moye- [more- movements] ments. [rents] The bellman was subsequently sent round, offering a reward to any one who would bring either the man or the handkerchief to the Jacob's Well pub- [public] lic-house. [li-house. -house] CaUTION [Caution] TO THE PuBLIc.-Yesterday [Public.-Yesterday] (Friday) week, two men came into this neighbourhood with a petition setting forth that a widow woman residing at Crosland Moor had been reduced to great distress, through the death of two cows which had been the principal means of her subsistence. They waited on a certain gentleman, who, on having read the petition, said if they would get a note from the Rev. Mr. Wough, [Rough] of South Crosland, certifying that what the petition stated was true, he would give something towards re- [repairing] pairing the widow's loss. Instead, however, of going for the required certificate, they went to another gentleman with their paper, and told him that Mr. B-- had given them a sovereign. Not suspecting the fraud at the moment, this gentleman gave them the sum of five shillings. Soon after they had left him he felt misgiv- [music- misgivings] ings as to the truthfulness of their story, and in order to satisfy himself on the subject he sent a servant to Mr. B--'s to ascertain whether the statement was cor- [correct] rect, [rest] when, of course, the men's statement was con- [contradicted] tradicted. [contradicted] Wanton CRUELTY To a Tuesday night last, as a carrier of the name of Taylor was entering Honley and when he had got a little above the Coach and Horses public-house, he had occasion to stop his horse and cart while he delivered a parcel. During his absence from the cart, some evil disposed person wantonly stabbed the poor animal with either a pen- [penknife] knife or some other sharp instrument. The carrier did not notice the wound till he had got near the Commer- [Come- Commercial] cial [coal] Inn, where he had to stop to unload his cart, when he heard the blood fall on the ground, which was flow- [flowing] ing rapidly from the wound. The man guilty of an act 80 diabolical and cruel, deserves the highest punishment which the law can inflict. . GOLCAR. New Poor Rate.-The overseer of the poor appeared before the Huddersfield magistrates on Saturday last, and obtained an order for a new rate of 10d. in the pound for that township. SADDLEWORTH. DisPUTED [Dispute] RaTAL [Fatal] TO THE PooR-RATE [Poor-RATE] BY THE LONDON AND NorTH [North] WESTERN CoMPANY.-At [Company.-At] the Petty Sessions, on Wednesday, before James Lees, J. H. Whitehead, T. Robinson, and F. F. Whitehead, Esqrs. [Esquires] Mr. Wagstaff ap- [appeared] peared [pared] on behalf of the above company, to show cause why a warrant of distress should not be issued against the com- [company] pany, [any] (a summons having been previously served on them by the overseers, tor the amount at which they were assessed to the poor-rate. He first contended that the rate was bad, as the principle on which it was made was not in accordance with that prescribed by the Parochial Assessments Act. If the bench should over-rule him in this particular then he pleaded that the warrant should be only for the amount of the last effective rate, amounting to something over 100, instead of the present rate, which amounts to above 400. He stated that his instructions were to resist the rate in every possible way, and to take every possible advantage against the overseers, as their conduct to the company had been unhandsome and disingenious. [ingenious] The company had already entered a notice of appeal at the Quarter Sessions, and he showed the letter ef the Clerk of the Peace, which stated that the notice had been properly entered, and this, he argued, should prevent the magistrates granting a war- [warrant] rant for the present rate. Mr. Barber, on behalf of the overseers, demanded a warrant for the full amount of the present rate. The rate had been properly made, allowed, and published, and the magistrates had nothing at all to do with the question attempted to be raised by Mr. Wagstaff. The company would do anything but pay pay they never would if they could avoid it. He made light of all that Mr. Wagstaff had said, and treated it as all moonshine. He defied the company, and claimed a warrant for the full amount of the rate. The istrates [magistrates] retired with their clerk for some time, and on their return, Mr. Lees, (the chairman) said that the bench considered it their duty to issue a warrant for the full amount of the rate. Three out of the four magistrates are shareholders in the company, and it is said Mr. Lees is a director. Mr. Wagstaff hinted very broadly his intention of bringing an action against the magistrates. The magistrates said they considered that there had been nothing disingenious [ingenious] in the conduct of the overseers. CHILD DROWNED.-On Wednesday afternoon a little female child was taken out of the canal just below Uppermill. [Upper mill] It had been seen floating in the water by different persons on the same and previous days, but had been supposed to be a drowned dog, orsome [some] other animal. The body when found, was stitched up in a coarse wrapper, and is sup to have been in the water for about a fortnight. It wasa [was] new born child, and decomposition was proceedin [proceeding] g rapidly; consequently, an inquest is to held immediately at the Granby Arms, Uppermill, [Upper mill] where the body novw [now] lies, A verdict of wilful murder has been returned a drunken and violent old man, named Meggitt, ee three years of age, who resides at Bonby, near Boston, Lincolnshire, forhaving [for having] youngman, [young] named George eno, [no] Ja ie body, while the lever was interfering on [C] side of Meggitt who was at the time being brutally treated by the murderer. Mr. Scharf, [Scarf] the well-known artist, whose acquainiance [acquaintance] with ancien [ancient] marbles all men durst swear has nail & curious important discovery at Marbury- [Carmarthenshire] Cheshire, of a fragment of a piece of the Parthenon. of the douth [South] of Sir Futnek' [Future] Bese [Bees] a 8t. Helena, to pay your PENISTONE. BELL-RINGING AT PENISTONE.-On Monday and Tuesday last the ringing took at Penistone for the following prizes, vi 6, #4, 2, and 1, when the following com- [companies] panies [Panis] attended as itors [its] - 1. Hoimfirth [Holmfirth] (junior company) 2. Kirkheaton (first company) 5. Ki ton third company) out. 6. Kirkheaton (second company) out. 7. Bradford 1,540 8. 1,532 SORE oem [em] eee [see] bee eee [see] Pee 13, 1,570 ,, The of pene [pen] was obtained by the Kirkheaton senior com- [company] pany [any] e 4 prize by the Darfield company the 2 prize y the Holm junior company; the 1 prize by the Silkstone company. HALIFAX. THe [The] MonicipaL [Municipal] the past week there has been some little activity and bustle, consequent upon the approaching municipal election. In most of the wards a vigorous contest seems likely. The chartists are busy at work, determined to keep unblemished past laurels, whilst the liberal section are anxious to secure men of less violent political feeling, and better qualified to attend to the interests of the town. In St. John's Ward there is every probability of a walk over, no opposition being attempted to the re-election of Messrs. Thomas Bentley and John Holt. In Market Ward the conservatives take the lead, and no has as yet been made to their nomina- [nominal- nomination] tion. [ion] Messrs. Josiah Wigglesworth and Richard Carter to supply the vacancy occasioned by the retirement of Messrs. James Gregory and H. 0, Cadney. In Trinity Ward Messrs. R. Brook (liberal,) and J. H Mitchell (conserva- [Conservative- conservative] tive), [tie] retire. The former is almost sure of re-election. It is rumoured that Messrs. Joshua Appleyard (conservative- [Conservative] whig), and T. S. Walsh (conservative), will be put in nomi- [nomination] nation. Mr. Appleyard retires as Alderman for this ward, and doubtless his re-election into the Council is to be the stepping-stone to higher attainments. In St. James' Ward will be the grand struggle between the really liberal and the extreme chartist party. Mr. Isaac Green has been nominated along with Mr. Samuel Batty, who is one of the retiring councillors, the extremes nominating this latter gentlemen with Mr. Samuel Rawnsley, the other retiring councillor. The result of the struggle is rded [red] with considerable interest; meanwhile the friends of both parties are busily canvassing and calculating their respective strength e Rawnsley party claim 180, and give their opponents 130. The list of bur- [burgesses] gesses [messes] is about 370. We anticipate an exciting and close contest. In the North west Ward, the candidates are Mr. Robert Eastburn, retiring councillor, and Mr. Adam Lowe, a gentleman pretty generally known on the poor law ques- [question] tion. [ion] The former is a liberal, inclined to extreme views ; we believe he has many supporters, whilst the friends of the latter express themselves certain of success. In the North Ward, Mr. Edward Ramsden is the candidate sup- [supported] rted [red] by the liberal party a wiser selection could not have been made, as he will, judging from his business habits and previous good management of other offices held by him, be an acquisition to the council. THE Mayor ror [or] 1851.-We [W.-We] hear of but one opinion as to the gentleman suitable to hold the chief magistracy for the next year-our present respected and worthy mayor, John Crossley, Esq. The active, energetic, and liberal manner in which he has regarded the Great Exhibition of 1851, justly entitle him to this renewal of respect, and such we trust will be spontaneously awarded him. BRADFORD. DINNER TO THE RETIRING Mayor.-The Aldermen and Councillors of this borough entertained the Mayor, Henry Forbes, Esq., to a dinner, on Tuesday last, prior to the ter- [te- termination] mination [nomination] of his year of office, as a mark of esteem for the ublic [public] and private character of his worship. Alderman Rand occupied the chair, and the proceedings were of the most convivial and interesting character. ELECTION OF SURVEYOR TO THE CORPORATION.-On Thursday last, the above election took place, at the Court House, Bradford. It appears that the committee of selec- [select- selection] tion [ion] recommended five gentlemen to the Council out of 57 applicants. When the votes were taken, Mr. E. W. Shaw, engineer, &c., Wakefield, had 24 votes Mr. Henry Wrigg, [Wright] engineer of the Macclesfield water works, and formerly a pupil of Sir J. Rennie, by whom he was strongly recom- [com- recommended] mended, as well as by Lord Courtown, [Court own] had 19 votes. No votes were recorded for Mr. H. P. Scott, Croydon; Mr. Danby, London and Mr. A. Holland, Gloucester there- [therefore] fore Mr. E. W. Shaw, of Wakefield, was declared elected, and his appointment confirmed. He was afterwards ad- [addressed] dressed and congratulated by the Mayor on his success, and Mr. Shaw appropriately acknowledged the compliment. WAKEFTELD. [WAKEFIELD] THE NEW MaGISTRATES [Magistrates] FOR THE WEST RIDING.-Two of the gentlemen whose names we last week announced as having been lately put on the Commission of the Peace for the West Riding, G Sandars, [Sanders] Esq., M.P., and J. Barff, -, took their seats for the first time at the Court House, on Monday last. W. H Leatham, Esq., and J. C. D. Charlesworth, Esq., were not presen'. [present] LOCKWOOD. SrEaLine [Stealing] a young urchins named Robert Harrison and William Rhodes, both coming from Brad- [Bradford] ford, were placed in the dock, at the Guildhall, Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield, [Huddersfield] on Thursday, charged by Thomas Garbutt, servant to Mr. Simpson, butcher, with stealing a linen shirt, value 2s., his property. Mr. J. 1. Freeman prose- [prosecuted] cuted. [cured] The offence was stated to have been committed on the 23rd instant. On the cxamimaiion [examination] Juuathan [Than] Bentley, one of the witnesses, deposed to having seen the two prisoners lurking about the premises of Mr. Simpson on the noon of the 23d, and keeping a sharp watch on them, he observed Harrison, about two, go into the yard and come out again immediately, with something white under his arm. On Bentley going up to him, the lad threw the shirt back again into the yard. The witness then seized hold of the prisoner, and asked him what he had stolen that for, and he replied, because he was starving. They were afterwards taken into cus- [us- custody] tody [toy] by the parechial [parochial] constable. Harrison was commit- [committed] ted to Wakefield to take his trial for the offence, and Rhodes was discharged with a reprimand. KIRKBURTON. BroutaL [Brutal] AssavLt.-On [Assault.-On] Saturday last an uncouth looking countryman, named Samuel Buckley, who seemed to be in astate [state] of intoxication, was placed in the dock at the Guildhall, Huddersfield, charged with an assault upon his step-mother, Sarah Buckley. The poor woman had evidently been very severely used, and her face was disfigured by two black eyes. She ex- [expressed] pressed a desire for the case to be withdrawn, but the bench refused, and requested her to state the circum- [circus- circumstances] stances. It appeared that on the night of the 14th inst.. the defendant had gone home and partaken of a black- [blackberry] berry pie. On the morning of the following day the poor woman simply remarked that she thought he had taken all the syrup out, when immediately he struck her between the eyes and knocked her down. The bench expressed their disgust at such conduct by fining the defendant 10s. with expenses, and in default of payment committed him to the House of Correction for fourteen days, at the termination of which he was ordered to be bound, himself in 20, and two sureties of 10 each, for his future good behaviour. Cuarce [Scarce] or AssauLt.-On [Assault.-On] Tuesday last, an old man, named Thomas Moxon, was charged at the Guildhall, Huddersfield, with having committed an assault upon an old woman, named Sarah Binns. On the 14th inst., the son of the complainant got into a little trouble with the defendant on the high road, when the mother, in interfering, was pushed down into the middle of the road. For this offence she summoned her neighbour. The defendant acknowledged having given the old lady a gentle push, from which she tumbled and fell on her side. Fined ls. and expenses. LEPTON, Non-PayMEnt [Non-Payment] or Poor Rate.-The overseer of the poor of this township appeared before the Huddersfield magistrates on Saturday last, to summon several parties for non-payment of their rates. The rates were ordered to be paid. MELTHAM. oFF [of] FirE [Fire] Works.-A poor little fellow named Livewell [Live well] Taylor, was brought before the Huddersfield magistrates on Saturday last, charged with endangerin [endangering] the lives of her Majesty's subjects on the 8th inst., by exploding sundry squibs, crackers, rockets, cannons, &c., within yards of the public high way. The poor lad was ordered to thank the constable for not pressing the case, which he did with all humility; and promising never to do so any more, he wasdischarged [was discharged] on payment of expenses. BEERHOUSE [Beer house] AssaULT.-Jonas [Assault.-Jonas] Wild appeared at the Guildhall, Huddersfield, on Tuesday, to answer a charge of assault, preferred against him by Joseph Taylor, for having spat in his face on the 12th instant. The offence was alleged to have been committed in the Fleece Inn beerhouse, [beer house] about eleven o'clock at night. It appeared that there had been some quarrelling respecting a fight, in which the complainant and defendant took part, when the former had threatened that if he had been a few years younger he would have given the latter a sound thrashing. Defendant was then stated to have committed the offence. The evidence was conflicting, and the case was discharged. FARTOWN. TRANSFER OF LiceNse.-Mr. [License.-Mr] John Pass applied to the Huddersfield magistrates, on Saturday last, to have the license of the Railway Inn transferred from Mr. Thomas Winn the late landlord. Granted. LINDLEY. BROTHERLY QUARRELS.-On Saturday last, before the Huddersfield magistrates, Mr. Henry Walker appeared a8 complainant against his brother Mr. George Walker, on a charge of assault. Mr. John Haigh, solicitor was instructed for the defence, and acknowledged the charge, offering to pay any expenses that the bench might inflict, without going into the case. The com- [complainant] plainant [plain ant] wished to have his brother bound over to keep the peace; the bench, however, suggested that the purpose would be arswered [answered] by a penalty of 20s. and costs. Pusiic [Music] House QuarREL.-The [Quarrel.-The] parochial constable, Joseph Fox, appeared at the Guildhall, Huddersfield, on Saturday last, to prefer a charge of assault against Joseph Whitely and Job Walker. It appeared that the were at the Red Lion on Saturday night, the 12th mst., [ms] when in consequence of having ested [rested] 8 out, in doing ite [it] pe the who was was fined 10s. and expenses, sad Walkee [Walker] ls. Writely [Write] Te- We have not much change to day it continues much the dena [Dean] Mo are a little on the increase. St wee i. of low goods generally, continue to have alte [late] In another week or two we expeet [expect] tp a lemma our market, when it advances more into thew iting [ting] . ee, a, BRaDFORD [Bradford] Marker, Thursda [Thursday] seaman the sluggish demand ae spinners in bu combing w. . urchase. [purchase] Noils [Oils] and Brokes [Broken] are at [C] 30 ine [in] ee lemand [demand] and prices. Yarws.-The [Years.-The] qo Seu, [Se] 9 the wool is now ing a CEs.-There [CE.-There] is nothing ine [in] rm day, and the more prudent the curtailing their manufacture, the Price ae now selling being so ruinously low thar [that] 1 tive [tie] remaining. , HALIFAX, Saturday, October 19, ings is languid but, for fancy mee [me] inquiry, with a prospect of further ine [in] Rete [Rate] spinners are all fully employed but the still keeping back their orders in the eax [ex] SSDOTT [SCOTT] en well or ul founded remains to be EO ay able to purchase on better terms bur - reluctant to give way to any Considerable quantities of wool have been. FOR Ve and the quotations may be noted a shai [Shaw] i ' LEEDS, Tuesday, October 22. Th... see markets at the Cloth Halls, beth but, taking into consideration the season. average business continues to be done. pi; Mo and stocks of heavy winter goods aw 0] - makers' hands. There have been a food 2 2a the town, and some business has been 8 Mom [Mon] houses. wine RocHDaLE, [Rochdale] Monday, October 21.-The-. demand for kerseys [jerseys] and coarse goods, bn .. ket [let] has been quiet, and less business wool there has been little change, either Dn on, and the manufacturers continue to purcha. [purchase] use only. oe MACCLESFIELD, Tuesday, October 22 yw. ation [action] to report of the state of the ment [men] of the silk trade-most of tne [te] ate, production as far as practicable, for the spring trade. In thrown silks, then. much doing this week, in conseyucnes [consequence] waiting the result of the publie [public] sales of mix 4), place to-morrow (Wednesday). The . slack of work. og StaTe [State] OF TRADE, MANCHESTER, Theain- [Than- Things] se market has been in some degree y advices [advice] from the United States and Iulia. [Julia] of astate [state] of weather, in some districts. More nav, [van] a Seay [Sea] Nar [Near] rhe. [the] uo the sen, NL pe eins [ins] hare ee TAVE [AVE] op Jt 1 Spee, [Pee] than before for the growing crop of corm, spinners to manifest increased firmness in ,.. prices of yarns at large. The home consumer done scarcely any thing for several weels, [weeks] yay. themselves in the market, though in a smal [small] 2 and cops have, therefore, been -.... terms. This does not apply to the tiner [Tinker] wan... Yorkshire manufacturers, which are rather lower. There is a little more bers [bees] of doubled yarns. LIVERPOOL CoTTON [Cotton] MARKET. -Tresili [Trail] At the close of last week, in consennence [consequence] ys . good India mail, the market beeame [became] much 4... some instances a slight advance was pal. Yan... demand continuing good, an advance hu. ver [Rev] neq [new] the current qualities of American, fom [from] 2 generally obtained. To-day, however -hen much animation but prices are very the four days are about 26,000 bas. uf [of] American and Surat are taken on export. WOOL MARKETS. BRITISH. LEEDS, October 18.-There has been a m [in] of sales of combing wools effeeted [effected] durin [during p. recent prices are firmly maintained but sm ) equal to the rates at which recent gurcha [Garcia] made of the farmers. We do nvt [not] clothing wools. LIVERPOOL, October 19.-Seoteh [19.-Site The Highland wool is anything butanimate [but animate] Wo. 1. Lane is still in request. Crossed and Chevivt [Cheviot] of ail sinds [sands] in limited demand. Laid Highland Wool, per 24 BB...... 3.0 [3] White Highland ditto... DD Laid Crossed ditto, unwashed Ditto ditto, washed... ; Laid Cheviot Iz 4 35 Ditto ditto, washed... .. Ip White Cheviot ditto, do... 24049 Imports for the week ................ Previously this year................... Foreign There is still a healthy demawi [demand] iru [ir anup [any] of useful wool, at full rates. There will be sere, op the 23rd instant, 1,200 bales East inilia, [in ilia] i me suze [size] Rios and Buenos Ayres, and about 1,50) of ster [ste] ws, an '- iT Tae [Tea] TITS Imports for the week ................... bh Jags. Previously this year...................... AO. 267 FOREIGN. Lonpon, [London] October 21 Theo marke [mark 5. ifs sicauly, [Sicily] but is not particularly active. The imports into London during the past ven em 3,653 bales, comprising 1,208 from the aye of 4 (the old colony), and 558 from Algoa [Goal] Bay. ' 805 from Port Philip, 253 from South Austmlia. [Australia] (2 Peru, and 16 from Germany. LEEDS, Oetober [October] 18.- Most deseriprions [description] of jm colonial wools have been in fair prices are very firmly m [in] intained. [maintained] us aS Ferpiess [Ferries] 1s Fees, WAKEFIELD CorN [Corn] EXcHANGE, [Exchange] Yeste [Yeast lar. [la] We are fairly supplied with all grain. wheat is steady, without alteration from week, and the market closes with tirm ess. [time es] in request, and rather dearer; while fete w. olen [lone] descriptions continue difficult to sell nu wer [we] 7 Beans are without variation. Oats ani [an] she ine [in] In other articles no change in price. Ae 13,240 barley, 2,896 oats, 343; beans, rapeseed, 126 quarters shelling, 530 LonpDon [London] Corn ExcHaNnce, [Exchange] Wednesday. The fresh supply of English wheat this small, but the Foreign arrivals [C] average number. The of dure [sure] very limited, which may partly be attrtbuce [attribute] rain which fell almost incess.ntly [Princess.gently] ; business done, therefore, was very smal [small] do not press sales. Monday's prices were i ring corn remains with Monday, and the trade altogether was 'bul. [bull] markets held yesterday were but moder [modern] wheat, and the prices generally firm, with tendency. LIVERPOOL CoRN [Corn] MARKET, Tuesday. ese has been a fair extent of business in the during the week, at rather improved press 16 0 ties of wheat, oats, oatmeal, and Imtan [Oman] 1m beans, and peas, have commanded ful [full] morning's market we had a larger atiemun [autumn] c and dealers from a greater distanee [distance] than vi advance of ld. per bushel on wheat wis useful qualities of new were scarce ami - Flour moved steadily inte [inter] consemptien [consumption] improved 3d. per bushel, and oatmeal pet was no change as regards barley, beans, 2) corn was Js. per quarter dearer than lust moderate demand for Ireland 30s. per #1) ' top quotation for choice American yellow Hutt Corn Market, Tuesday, Oetober [October] show of farmers' wheat, which met 2 tee - the price of last week. Foreign wheat ir. [C] mand [and] for grinding barley. In other grun [run] 9 LreEps [Reps] Corn Tuesday, Vewoer [Veer] - vals [Vale] moderate. Trade firm for wheat. at Friday's rates. Fine barley is in iemant [meant] [C] slow of sale. Oats fully as dear. Beans unt [nut] tir' [tor] [C] as before.-Arrivals eat, 2,973 [2,W vats. 453; beans, 35; malt, 27; rapeseed, 20; NEWCASTLE UPON-TyNE [UPON-Tyne] Corn Mats October 22.-With a fair supply of wheat offering the market ruled [C] the purchases made were to no very great barley fully maintained its value, and fer 0 have an increased inquiry. Fiour [Four] meets wil MN we do not note any alteration in value. i 0 no change whatever. THE LIVERPOOL PLaTs [Place] the prisoners Sirrell [Surely] and M' Auley [Ale] were former' to take their trial at the next Liverpwt [Liverpool] county istrates. [magistrates] Nothing further London officers returned to town by the 3 train, with them the packages jewellery which they had brought down identification. The police authorities 260 n in communication with Captain Brown. cow constabulary, and that gentleman has tion [ion] of plate stolen in Ireland, whieh. [which] 1S i. found to correspond with some found i 98 is said that M'Guire, [M'Guide] who had been entertained a number of his particular Wine in School-lane, Liverpool, in the eveniny- [evening- evening] penne morning, the prisoner Thomas Sirrell [Surely] 2s gurk [Turk] ' Liverpool, and taken before Mr. Justice ravine oe learned private residence, where, og Jussi into the izances [ounces] required by Lord cap vis for his surrender at the Liverpool was discharged from custody. aes i Mr. C. 8. Grey, one of the private Ine [In] John Russell, who has served for a long pom oop [op] vi sury, [sure] has received the appointment of PSM [PM Services in Ireland, lately held by Mr. Bt ypusr [pus] Commissioners of Woods and Forests. Medical Seat as has resigned his appointment to the Army ess [es] mig [mi] 2 ypu [you] er ep been nF [C] [C] Tue Loss oF THE SUPERB.-Orders hav [have to sme [same] the Home-office, directed to Sir Thoma [Thomas] the procureur-general [procure-general] at Jersey, captain and mate ot the upon their trial with all necessary the forms of Jersey jurispr [crisp] duct, by which so many lives os Ministerial Paper. ofthe [of the] ae On Tuesday morning a number an i on the building in Hyde Park struck wore se pt made tw constant [C] for as pee wes [West] us 1 smiths