Huddersfield Chronicle (27/Apr/1850) - page 5

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Mr. Wilkinson's Subscription Concert

Mr. Wilkinson's Subscription Concert. — We again cagind our musica! readers that Mr. Wilkinson's concert ges place on Wednesday next, when we are to have one the most deservedly admired singers of the present day i i. e person c of Miss Dolby, and a star of equal itude, ve the estimation of our Huddersficld friends, in Mrs. Sun. o "ng. Other attractions are combined, as will be seen an advertisement in another page.

Slaithwaite Baths

Slaithwaite Baths open for the season on Wednesday xt, and will, doubtiess. from their medicinal properties, rensively resorted to during the ensuing summer oe

The Theatre

The Theatre. — Our play-going friends will learn with "siction that those popular comedians, Mr. G. Wild and

tao & ios Wilams. have been re-engazed for the ensuing week, onr spirited lessee. and will each evening sustain a series Pyotr most + papular characters, as will be seen from an dyertise: nent in another-cohumn.

Winterhalter's Picture of the Royal Family

Winterhalter's Picture of the Royal Family. — « heen favoured with an inspection of the line enby Cousins. A.R.A. from the above admirable oes on view at Mr. J. Brook's, Westgate. The has adrairably embodied the characteristics -d. and we hesitate net to assert that.the work worthy a niche in the drawing-room of the 3 tots Connusseur. We may add c that subscrii the hne engsray ing, as will be seen by an advertisecat "itled t» a beautiful lithographic print, preMaj asiy. We have also inspected at the an eneraving in line of Thompson's uy ' Boat, " br J. T. Wilimere, A. R.A., swell s corthy the attention_of all those who are in-

Intermediate Sessions

Intermediate Sessions. — We understand the spring intermediate sessions for the West Riding are appointed to be held as follows : — at Sheffield, on Friday, the 17th; and at Bradford, on Monday, the 20th May next.

Preliminary Savings' Banks

Preliminary Savings' Banks. — At an anniversary party of the Manchester Mechanics' Institution, held in the Town Hall, in that city, on the evening of Wednesday, the 10th inst. ; the chairman (James Aspinall Turner, Esq.) called attention to a pamphlet recently published by Mr. Charles W. Sikes, of Huddersfield, entitled " Mechanics' Institutes, Sunday Schools, &c., as preliminary Savings' Banks." He (the chairman) thought the suggestion a very useful one ; and that it would be very beneficial if in connection with Mechanics' Institutions Preliminary Savings' Banks were generally established. Every persen woud admit the value of habits of economy and saving ; and he -believed that a very great proportion of the members of -their own institution received wages-suffictently good to enable them to save, if they could be once taught to do so. In times of prosperity, we found that vast numbers-of our 'working population spent all they earned; and were, consequently, in times of adversity, forced to look for relief either from the poor-law guardians, or from private charity. Mr. Sikes proposed the formation of: a committee to superintend the preliminary bank, in whichmembers might deposit small sums, even 3d. or Gd. a week. When these deposits had reached say 20s. they would be tzansferred, in the name of the depositor, to one of the regular savings banks, if desired ; but many persons would, perhaps, prefer to allow their small savings to accumulate in the hands of the committee. He believed that the general establish-

"ment of such a system would be a means of greatly inereas'ing the number of members of mechanics' institutions ; -young persons would feel an inducement to join such institutions, and parents, if they were wise, would sce in the system an additional. reason why they should send their 'children to them. — Manchester Guardian,

Caution to Lodging House Keepers

Caution to Lodging-house Keepers. — One of those Many cases of imposition, of frequent occurrente in manufacturing towns, has recently coine to our knowledge, and with the view to place our readers on their guard we trans'er the particularsto our columns. On Friday evening last, a middle-aged man made application at the house of a man named Wood, who resides in Union Row, for lodgings, and having been shown the apartment proposed to be set apart for his use, he agreed upon terms, at the same time representing himself from Carlisle, as engaged at the works of Messrs. Brook, in Northgate, for twelve months. He was shown to his room by the landlady, and er2 she could well make her exit her ledger was on his knees, and apparently in devout prayer. Before proceeding to bed, he requested that he might be called early next morning, so that he might be at werk before the bell had done ringing, naizely adding that he should not like to be late the first raorning. The request was complied with to the letter, when the iodger arose and depzerted, as was expected, to his employment. He retuned agaiir about cight to breakfast, and secing the family at their meal, he asked to be peimitted to partake with them, until the close of the day, as he did not know what money he should require to pay the carriage on his luggage, which he expected Was thea lying at the railway station. The request, which seemed reasonable, was at once complied with, the more readily as the nev lodger represented himself as a local preacher — a character he admirably sustained by giving utterance to appropriate prayer before and after the repast. He then returned, as was imagined, to his employ, and was not again heard of until about half-past ten the same morning, when he returned to his lodgings in his shirt sleeves, his face well besmeared, as though he had been engaged in machinery-work, when he enquired if his luggage had arrived. The answer given was in the negative, upon which he expressed great surprise, adding, that he had sent amen with a cart to the station for them an hour before, to whom he had given a shilling. The man left and again returned at eleven, when he stated that he had been up to the station, that his luggage had arrived, but in consequence of his friends having foolishly forwarded them By a passenger, instead of a luggage train, they amounted to 2s. 7d. more than he expceted, or than he had funds: to release them with. Under these circumstances he gently asked the landlady if she could lend hiva the above sum. The "ude wife," nothing loathe, examined her treasure, and found that she had only a shilling in silver by her. She then asked him if that amount would do, as she had only a shilling and a sovereign inall. His reply was "No mistress, I cannot do with less than 2s. 7d., but you shall have the change when I come back, and I will pay you the diterenee when I draw some money to-night." Mrs. Wood then handed crer the sovereign to her ledger, who took his departure, and has so: far kept his promise of repaying the difference 'when he came back," as not to be seen or heard of in the neighbourhood since. On enquiry at the iaill it was ascertained that no such person had ever been employed there, nor had any luggage beon left for such a party at the station. Asthis sanctimonious scoundrel may attempt the same rwse on some others among ovr humerous readers we subjoin his: personxcl: — middie stature : thick-sct, — has a fresh colour in his cheeks ; a remarkably broad chin, and is minus two of his front teeth. He is about forty years of age, and has a good address for his apparent calling, which seems that ot a bettermost sort of mechanic.

We Won't go Home 'till Morning

We Won't go Home 'till Morning. — At the Guildhall, on Tuosday, before J. Armitage, 'sq., a& young man naned Benjamin Lodge, from Taylor Hill, was charged with being disorderly in Buston Road, at about twelve oclocxs on Monday night. Acting-inspector Mellor said that at the above hour himsclf and another officer beard defendant and some other young men siouling and makirg a greai neisc in Hivh-sireet. The officers desired them to proceed quietly, but this they declined to du, and on being again remenstrated with in Buxton Road, the defendant set the officer at defiance, and the result was that Master Lodze soon found himself, with Mcllor's powerful assistance, safely lodged in durance vile. In answer to questions from the bench, Mellor said that the complainant was not drunk, though his conduct was bad cuough for even a drunken man. Compiainant, — "please yonr worship L was very fresh." (Laughter.) A mitigate? penalty of 23. Gd. was inflicted, making with expenses Ids. 6d.

Methodist New Connexion


This class of exhibitions has of late years become quite the fashionable mode of eking out the funds in connection with all laudible objects of charity, whether in relation to home or distant claims on the private purse. And there is ample reason why it should be so. It is a field of usefulness in which the fair sex can plan, contrive, and forearrange all those little presents which make up the soul of their domestic ingenmity, and, in case the object be an appeal to Christian charity, what class displays more zeal and indefatigable exertion that the members of the softer sex T

As hath been already intimated the bazaar was opened on Tuesday morning, in the Philosophical Hall, which had been tastefully decorated for the occasion, and, in the language of-poetry —

Crystal and marble, plate and porcelain, Had done their work of splendour ; 7 For, on casting one's eye around the hall, we were ready to agree that — There was no want of lofty mirrors ; and The tables, most of ebony, inlaid With mother-of-pearl or ivory, stood athand, Or were of tortoise-shell or rare woods made:

We know of no task more difficult than to attempt adequately a description of the contents of a bazaar room ; though it has often fallen to our lot, we have, on reflection, lamented our short comings, and, in our anxiety to please all, and omit mention of the good intentions of none, we have found some rich casket of gems still omitted from our catalogue, to the no small displeasure of some worthy caterer for the repast. And if this has been the case in bazxars of an ordinary character, how much more probable that it will be so in this instance, where articles the most costly were displayed beside Uedlet doux and " batchelor's indispensavles" — the finest specimens of needlework and embroidery by those the most trivial and common Place ?

The stalls, cight in number, were ranged round the room, leaving the cenire open as a promenade, which, by the bye we were glad to see somewhat inconveniently crowded during the greater part of the three days. For the diversion of those who were not disposed to "drive bargains" with the fair sellers — who by the way, seemed to have fairly won for themselves the appellation of first class salest women — a band was placed-in the front gallery, the strains

-of which, bursting forth ever and anon, gave a fresh impetus to business.

The centre stall — that of Miss Crosland, of Crosiand Lodge, was, as 2 matter of course, the centre of attraction, around which a gocdly sorana: of spectators were gathered throughout each day, and at which, as the reccipis below will testify, a " nice" business was transacted by the fair proprietor. Among a multitude of attractions staged on this stali we noticed, as wriquve specimens of their kind, beautiful papicr mache card and chess tables, inlaid with pearl ; a chair, the back and seat of which was worked in exquisite needlework, and on which a king mighe have felt it no disparagement to have taken his ease, — then

'followed"aetiodeas of every pattern, colour, and device which feminine ingenuity could suggest, in neodlework of every kind ; trinkets without end ; toys without limit, and a thousand other ec ceferas which would tax our meseuling faculties to describe, and exhaust our limits to repeat.

But tke stall was not permitted, in this oge of 'free-trade, to enjoy a mecnopoly peculiar to itself, for 'on casting our eye avound we found the Misses Sykes of Lindley, crowded with customers, the two clogant ottomans which they supplicd evincing of themselves evidence of their cxquisise taste and liberality. This lot, we venture to a'firia, found a purehaser. Other articles in embrcidery, needlework, network, millinery, and the 'general line" were profusely staged, and, as the sum realized in this instance also indicates, went of well.

Fhe point of attraction on the east side of the hall, was the central stail of Mrs. Thomas and the Misses Crosland, of Paddock — for here it was that the chair, which ha; caused so much interest throuvhout the bazaar, was ex-

'hibited, but as we have already described it in a former number of the Cavvutcle, we necd'not here further allude to it than to add, that it was one of the features, in its way, among a multitude of other beautife] productions. But this was not the oly attraction on this stall, fur we noticed in addition a beautiful three-light chandelicr, inlaid with coloured glass, with glass balances ; and at the price quoted -we.venture to predict that it also founda customer. In addition, we had chess-boards (one of which, with top in faney bead-work, being exceedingly chaste), vases, flower-jars. and a varicty of gems deserving of notice, had we space, down to the wrinkled old cook, with '"a character from my last place."

The stall of the Misses Smith, of Mold Green, was very ceneralty admired, and certainly, all circumstances considered, we know not that two more zealcus promoters of the exhibition could have been found than these two young ladies..

We cannot, we regret, particularize the many features of attraction on the different stalls, or more than remark that those ladies whose names are given below as officiating didtheir utmost to promote the object in vi2w, and, as will be seen from the handsome sum realized, their effurts have been crowned with a golden reward.

We subjoin a list of the gross receipts during the three day 3s

-Receipts at. the door, ... _ sits .. £102 8 8 Miss Crosland, Crosland 'Lo z2, .. 200 firs. Thos. and the Misses Crosland, Paddock 21419 4

Tisses Sykes, Lindley, . 100 2 2) Mrs. Chris stopker, and the Misses Smi ith, Mold Green, ... 105 63 Mrs. Balme and Mrs. Robinson. wee . 69 06 Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Archineton, . 69 Mrs. Tuer, Mrs. Hirst, Mrs. Coll ins, and Miss Hoyle, .. 3610 Mrs. Godirey and Mrs. James Sykes, 'of Broad Gates, and Mrs. Dyson, Huddersfield, ... 2410 Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Wood, Paddock, ee 2112 § Refreshment Stalls, under the superinten: d-

ance of Mrs. Crosland and Mrs. Joshua Crosland, 55 7 Eval cubseriptions in Ynoney, a8 .. 1515

Plant Stall, wee _ 016

£1127 111

The beautiful chiir, which was the theme of general commerdation, on the stall cf Mrs. Thomas and the Misses Crosland, was purchased by Mr. Henry Crosland, of Paddock, but has since, we learn, become the property of Mr. William Richardson, silversmith, of New-sirect, in this town.

The chair and screen at Miss Crosiand's stall were bought by J. W. Crosland, Esq., of Moorfield House; the shade of bieds, at the stall of the Misses Sinich, of Mold Green, which was deses elly adm'rcd, by Mr. W. Day, of Mold Groen ; the ottoman; at the stall of the Misses Sykes, by Mrs. Jesoph Sykes, of Marsh Flouse ; and the Peruvian basket by Mrs. Allatt, of Paddock, A large edition of Matthew Lleary's Bible, in three vols., beautifully bound in gilt and. morocco, presented. by Mr. Bairstow, was purchased off the s.all by the members of committee: for the sum of £5.5s., and by them presented a; a token of esteem to the Rev. John Crise.

li is anticipated that the total receipts will reach £1,200 !

Notices to Correspondents


The letter of a " Leasenonpex IN THIS Tows. axp 2 Cip OXE Too," woukl have appeared, had he corurdy c with our rule, and suppliod us with his real name. on contidenee. by so complying, his letter shall ay yer our columns the week tollowius its receipt.

"LINES WRITTEN IN Sr. James's CHURCH-YARD" are rceived, and under consideration.

' A Sunday School Teacher" wiil poresive that a ra in favorr of a halitholday on Whit-monday is jet in by another correspondent whose letter was in thie before the former caine to hand.


On the 25th inst, at the Parish Church, in this town, Mr. Joseph Garside, cordwainer, to Miss Sophia Saville, both of Golcar.

On the 25th inst., at the Parish Church, Mr. John Ashworth, of Milnsbridge, to Miss Ellen Shaw of this town.

On the 22nd inst., at the Parish Church, Wakefield. Mr. Edward Hall, gardener, to Elizabeth the daughter of Mr. Samuel Rogers, dresser, both of Wakefield, On the 21st inst., at the Parish Church, Wakefield, Mr. John Fawcett, corn miller, Thornes, to Hannah Sampson, Northgate, Wakefield.

On the 12th inst., at Woodhouse Church, by the Rev. J. Haigh, James Thomas, Esq., woolstapler, to Sarah Ann, second daughter of the late Wwilliam Broadbent, Esq., all of Huddersfield.

On the 21st inst., Squire Broadbent, to Elizabeth Shaw, both of Norland. — -On the same day. Richard Noble. to Mary Blackburn, both of Rastrick. — Jamos Fairbank to Charlotte Howarth, both of Barkisland. — On the 22nd inst., Joseph Dawson, to Miriam Chadwick, both of Elland.


On the 20th inst., at his residence, in Gloucestershire, Portman Square, in the 73rd year of his life, Thomas Wigglesworth, Esq., of Gray's Inn, and Townhead, Slaldbarn, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, On the 21st inst. aged 32, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Henry W. Blackburn, of Allerton Grange, near Bradford, and daughter of the late John Hartley, Esq., merchant, Wakefield.

On the 21st inst., aged 61, Mary, wife of Mr. Joshua Ellis, Woolpack Inn, Wakefield On the 25th inst., aged 35, Ann, wife of Mr. George Milner, grocer, Norris Hill, Heckmondwicke.

On the 22nd inst., aged 24, Ann, daughter of Mr. William Batley, New North Road, Huddersfield.

On the 17th inst., aged 43, Emma Amelia, wife of Mr. Robert Robinson, painter, West Parade, in this town.

On the 26th inst., aged 24, Mr. Craven Goddard, clog and patten maker, Paddock.

On the 18th inst., after child-birth, aged 27, Mary Ann, wife of Mr. Joseph Lodge, bar-keeper, Thongsbridge Holmfirth,

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