Huddersfield Chronicle (27/Apr/1850) - page 4

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Advertisements and Notices

SLAITHWAITE BATHS. NHESE BATHS will be OPENED for BATHING on the Ist of May next. They are delightfully situated and, for their excellent Mineral qualities, are highly esteemed for medicinal purposes.

"EW. OWEN, Draper, &c., is in immediate . want of Four experienced MILLINERS. No. 8, King Street, Huddersfield.

W ANIED, EMPLOYMENT for three or four Evenings a week, and also on Saturdays, by a good Accountant and Surveyor. — -Address, J..L.W., at tne Chronicle Office, Market Place, xX ONEY. — Ready to be ADVANCED upon 4 approved Frechold or Leasehold Securities, any sum, fron: £100 to £3,000. — A C'louen, Solicitors, Huddersfi py to Messis. W. & T. W..

£3,000, £2,000, £1,000, £200, £150, £100, REY to be LENT out on good Mortgage Security. personal security, for short periods. — For particulars, apply at the Offices of Mr. Tuomas Robinson, Savings' Bank Buildings, Huddersfield.

BRUSHING MILE, O be SOLD, cheap, nearly new. — Apply to Jos. Fintu, Cherry Tree, Hudderstiel:.

FAYNO be SOLD, the Two Projecting SHOP

WINDOWS and SHUTTERS, now in the Shop ef Messrs. Wasnincton, Bros., Drapers, New Street, Huddersiicld. They are well-suited for a Country Shop. — For particulars, apply on the Premises.

XO be LET, a small FARM, at Biack Moor Foot, South Crosland, near Huddersfield, containing about 17 acres of land; late in the occupation of Mr. William Cotton. Apply to Mr. Dunderdale, Whitley Hall, near Hudders-



The rates in this company have been framed on the Low-

est Scale consistenily with security to the assured, and so as to.enable the company. to mect all losses promptly.

Any instructions for policies with which the company may be favoured wiil be punctually attended: to by their ascent in Huddersfield, J. C. LAYCOCK, King-street, Huddersfield.

TO LANDED: PROPRIETORS, BUILDERS, AND OTHERS, aban K LODGE, Architect, Surveyor, and i Estate Agent, begs most. respestfuily to announce, that he continues to furnish DESIGNS, with Elevations, Pians, and all necessary working Drawings, Estimates, and Specifications, with or without suncrintendence, on the mos: reasonabie terms. Surveys of Land, andDilapida-

tions, and all other Branches of the above professions, exceuted with precision and dispatch.

Oifices, — Bripce END, HUDDERSFIELD.

WILLIAM TURNER, OPER AND PORTER MERCHANT, No. 15, Westcatte, HUDDERSFIELD, (Opposite the Crerry Tree Ina,) EGS to return his sincere thanks for the patronaze bestowed upon hin for nearly 2) years, and hopes to merit a continuance of past favours.

Co TOBACCO, SNUFF, & CTGAR ESTABLISHMENT. WILLIAM TURNER, JUN, ESPZCTFULLY informs the inhabitants of © Huddersield and its neighbourhood, that he has Opens a Shop on the sare premises 2s those ocenpied by lis Fathe-, as above, for the Sale of TOBACCO, SNUFF, and CIGARS, and hopes, by selling the best articles, to secure a snare of public patronaze.

Meerschaum Pipes, Cigar Cases, Snuff Boxes, &e., in great variety, and every article warranted of first-rate quality. Observe the address. — -No. 15, Westgate (opposite the Cherry Tree Inn). ROYAL FAMILY, in the Finest Style ot Pure JUST PUBLISHED, y 7 USTERHALTER'S PICTURE OF THE Linz, Engraved by SAMUEL Cousrss, A.ILA,, Artist's Proofs, £15 153.; Lotter Proofs, £10 19s. ; Prints, £5 53. Subscribers to the Line Engraving are entitled to a Lithographic Print, presented by Her Majesty.


' Also, just Published, THE HIGHLAND FERRY BOAT, After the much adinired Painting ly Jacol.thomjson, Esq., Eagraved in Line, by J. T.. Winemone, ALR.A.

Artist's Provis. en india Paper, £12.12s..; Proofs before Letters, £8 Es. ; Letiered Proots, £5 5s. ; Prints, £3 5s. The above are now ona view at, and Subscribers Names mecived bv, Joseru Baoox, Booksclicr, Huddersfield.



PENH i Conznittee of the Huddersfield Mechanics' |.

J Instjtudion having reccived notice to quit. the premiges, which they now occupy, have thouneht it best, in order to gvoid the expense and inconvenience of any future removal, to purchase an eligible Building in Queen Street, which, with certain alterations, at the cost of about1,500/., will suppiy the present wants: of the Institution, and leave your fue more extensive accommodation : and as if is dasigable that its operations should not be inypeded by any webs, the Committee make this publie appeal to the friends of popular education in the town and neighbourhood, hopmr to clear off the Purchase Money by voluntary Contri®utions. It is proposed to vest the Buildingin Trustees, to Qe ehesen aniongst the principal Subscribers, The Committce teust that the strictly edueational character of the Institution, and the beueficial influence which % is calculated to exercis: over the minds and morals of the rainy ceneration, combined with the cfforts which are now matiag in the Chemical Classes, and in the School of Dexign, to quality yomz men for the scientific: and practical wor connected with the tradt-and judustry of the district, will be sufftcient to recomimend their appeal to general qriapath y and support.


ine following subseriotions have already eon promised: ££ s D sir John W. Ramsden, Bart., ... . 20 O W. OR. C. Stausticid, Esy., M.P., . 59 M Sehwann, 2.0. . 200 Wikia Wilans, . 2) 0. tieo. Muliinson and Sons, 29 TPL Crosland. oo. 2 Himund Eastwood, 2) 9 Sowell Brothers 0000. 26 auitr Fieri and Sons, Manufacturers ... 10 Jos. Senior, Dalton 10 Jac. Shaw, Morchant 19 vo. Weand ii. Shaw 0... 10 chor and Huth, Merchants jo 9 at Mellor, do. o 9 Golvey Binns, Sheepridgs OO. Yin. wave and on, Clayion West 9 Josnua Kave, Manufacturiny Cheruist Joseph Batley, Armitaze Fuld... 9 'Thomas Birth, Tea Dealer... 2. ue oi &'T. CL Wrigtey, Merchants ... a Win. Lirse, 9

Georse Nertoir, Clayton West swiert Duccerwerth and Sons BP, Engiand, Lay all ee aee Uenry Beauinsnt faylor, Drysalter ... gocbuck Brothers, Cabinet-niekers denry Roebuck. Printer Sicad and Marsden coe nee nee awe Machew Hale, Woollen Manufacturer David Midsley, Merchant J Whiltaker, ditso dosenk Arthington, Brass W. Moore, Posemaster ... — Blenkhorn, Lrewer Geo. Hail, Chemist J. Baerley, Merchant taodfirey Sykes, Manufucturer Ghas. Ebirse,. Wecotstapler Henry Hirst, ditto, . Bichard Heslop, Silvers:iith Pounder y & H. Liddeil, Shoemaker Bawd Boscuvitz, Woolstapler "6 as weaver and Us., Warriors

— mat med ed ped teed el fh feed fod beet eed fed Pah ed DO RO OSS dH OC. Cre Srer Creer Ores CCCOMRF HOO Sohhosocoowcsoos eccosoceqocoooeoposcocecoc]|"yc Also, several Sums to LEND out on


COPY. OTICE IS HEREBY Given,,that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned JUSEPH BOTTOMLEY and JOSHUA FARRAR, as Manufacturers and: Finishers of Woollen Cloth, at Huddersfield, in the county of York, and at Marsden, in the parish of Huddersfield aforesaid, under the firm of " Bot. tomley and. Farrar," was DISSOLVED at the close of the year 1838. As witness our respective hands this,nineteenth day of April, 1850. JOSEPH BOTTOMLEY, Witnesses — JOSHUA FARRAR. T..H. Batrys; J. HERBERT MITCHELL.

ESTABLISHED 1844. ROEBUCK BROTHERS, CABINET MAKERS, UPHOLSTERERS, AND DEALERS. IN BRITISH PLATE GLASS, 14, NEW STREET, HUDDERSFIELD, EG to announce that their facilities for Business are such as-to ensure punctuality and satisfaction. GILDED WINDOW CORNICES and CHIMNEY GLASSES Manufactured in an endless variety of Designs, and a rich and varied ASSORTMENT OF CABINET GOODS, suitable for Drawing, Dining, and Bed Rooms, constantly kept in Stock. SILVERED PLATE GLASS of the finest quality and clearness supplied to any dimensions.


A constant supply of DANTZIC and LINCOLNSHIRE FEATHERS, warranted perfectly sweet and satisfactory. GUTTA PERCHA PICTURE FRAMES, Inevery Design, made by the Gutta Percha Company. OxpserveE — FOUR DOORS NOB E OF THE IMPERIAL


NEW CORN, GENERAL PROVISION, AND BAKING ESTABLISHMENT, Nos. 3.and 4, Manchester Street, Huddzrsfield. IMS ano MILNES respectfully inform the inhabitants of this town and ncighbour-

hood, that they intend OPENING the above Premises on Saturbday, April 27th, with a STCCK of PROVISIONS, which, from their knowledge of the best and cheapest markets, they have been enabled to select with the greatest economy.

QUALITY has boen their first aim with respect to the purchases they have made, and by READY MONEY they have accomplished their second consideration — Low PRICE; so that with these two essential qualities combined, they presume upon receiving a share of that patronage which the discerning and unbiassed public of the town of Huddersfiell — they have double reason to believe — confer upon endeavours to promote the public good.

Thev would especially call attention to their Bakchouse. Being tz immediate connection with the premises, they will be possessed of every convenience with regard to this department. — New Bread, Biscuits, and Tea Cakes wiit be constantly on hand, and orders for both Private and Public Parties wiil be punctuadly and capediticusly executed.

SIMS & MILNES, Proprietors.

April 25th, 1859.

NCHESTER. 100,000 POUNDS DAMAGE. NEORGE LANCASHIRE & Co. have great pleasure in inviting public attention to the tilowing Letter, received by Messrs. Thomas Milner and Son, affordmg another valuable and indisputable Commercial Testimonial of the security of their PATENT FIRE RESISTING SAFES AND BOXES. Manchester, 28th March, 1850.

"Messrs. Thomas Milner and Son, GENTLEMEN, — /in answer to youranplication respecting the Fire-resisting Nafe supplied by vou, and which we have had in use several years, we have to inform you that in the extensive emflagration which took place on Thursday night, 21stMarch instant, and which tetaily destroyed our warehouse and its entire contents, we have much pleasure in stating that the Books and Papers contained therein were preserved entire, not being the least afected.

valuables to: protect...

"We will thank you to send us one of your latest strong Wrought tron ' Hoidfast" and Fire-resisting Sates, with drawers, and

" Remain, Gentlemen, respectfuily yours, "«J.PL.& BE. WESTHEAD & Co., 'Late Wood and Westheads."

A large SUPPLY of the above SAFES and BOXES are constantly kept on kan, at the depvi, by G. LANCASHIRE axp CO., Paper and Account Book Manufacturers, 47, New Street, Huddersfield.

The Chronicle


Proposed Increase of Railway Tolls


Tus position of the rajlway interest has for some time been a critical one. What with the "cooking" of accounts, extravagant ontlay, and consequent depression in the value of railway shares, those who lusk to this class of undertakings as a profitable investment for capital have fer some months past been devising means by which to inevease dividends, and buoy up the 'market against its downward tendency. To effect this several companies have had recourse to measures of internal, economy, aml in some instances these have produced the desired effect.

Other proprietaries, less scrupulous as to the means by which. average profits might be secure, have endeavoured, during the present session, to quietly smuggle through Parliament bills, the object of which has been to increase the rates and tolls chargeable on passcngers and merchandise under the original acts, — in some instances toa most unwarrantable extent.

Among others, tite Lancashire and Yorkshire Company have been before Parliament, with a proposition for increasing theur present rates and tolls 20 per cent. — and im the case of corn even by per cent.! Ta addition to the increase of this, if c2rried, fares, vould render a first-class sassencer liable tc an additional charzre of €d., } 2 D

the same with a ssxord or tlird-class passenger inthe smaller sums of 4d. and 2d., in addition to which, however shuit the disturee iravelled, or hewever couvetlent or ofucrwise the station may be, whether temninal or not, the company seck to add 40 cvery fave so counted, the sum of Gd, 4d, or id, as a terndial charze.

This, attempt, as might have been anticipated, called forth a strony feeling of opposilion in the towns upon this Ine of railway, and we take it as po iil compliment to our owa tuwnsmen, that they were among the first to memorialive Ilowever, the com-

'asainst the propesed inereas2.

pany have had an cppertunity afurdel tiem of We take this opportunity of your invaluabie invention to all persons having Books, Deeds, or other j laying the data for such imerease before the rail-

way commissioners ; — they have, beyond all ques-

tion, made: out the best case their combined wisdom could suggest, and the result is that the commissioners have reported against recommending to Parliament any increase in the tolls of this |, company. From the statements laid before the Railway Commissioners it is pretty evident that the Lanea-

shire and Yorkshire Company have from the commencement received a good dividend on the money invested in their "trunk line," but, in consequence of injudicious speculations, made, no doubt, from motives of selfishness at the time — in the construction of branch lines, and in purchasing the rights of other companies, a large amount of the yearly dividends of the "trunk line" has been thus abf[

sorbed, and they have now the assurance to go before Parliament seeking permission to raise the } tolls upon a "trunk line" which has from the com-

mencement paid a handsome per centage, in order that they may be warranted in pursuing a course, at the public expense, which, as a public company, they have found unremunerative, and, in many cases, most ruinous in its consequences.

Although we appreciate the great boon conferred upon the community by the opening up of the railway system, yet we cannot forget that as public companies they enjoy many and special privileges which would never have been conceded to private bodies, and under these circumstances the public at large have a right to: be protected: in return from having to pay for the indisevetions of railway boards, whether it be that of the Laneashire and Yorkshire or any other. We have of late years had to speak in terms of eulogy of the English 'ailway system, let us in conclusion congratulate ourselves on the existence of a Railway Commis-

sion, calculated, as in this instance, to detect the short-comings of railway managers, and protect |.

the public from "paying thei piper."



The Ten Hours Factory Act: Conduct of Mr. Stansfield, M.P. for Huddersfield

THE TEN HOURS FACTORY ACT. CONDUCT OF MR. STANSFIELD, M.P. HUDDERSFIELD, (From @ Correspondent. ) This subject is one that must shortly come bofore the House of Commons in a shape that will compel the reai point at issuc between the factory operatives and a portion of their employers to be grappled with, and, we trust, to be 'seb at rest by a legislative declaration satisiitory to all parties. Ina few days the Bill introduced by Lord ASHLEY to desfare what the intentiens of the levishiture were in passing the prescni Factory Acts, and to remove all deubss as to the illegality of the relay or siiit system, will go into commitice in the Commons ; and then will ensne the real tug-of-war between the supporters and ceprenents of legis'lation for the regulation of the hours of fre FOR

ory labour.

For our own parts, waatever mizht hare been our opinions when the question was one of debate to the right or expediency of legislative rostrictious upon labour, -we feel bound to say that the factory operatives have a fair chum on the legislature that the Act passed (as they believe) for their benefit, should be honestly carried out, according to the well-known intentions of its framers and passers :

as and that there should be no dupery in the treatment of the working classes by either the makers er the administrators ofthe law : no " helding ihe word of promise to the ear, and breaking it to-the hope." The question is not now one of argument, as to whether lesislative inserferenee is justifiable or needrul, or whether ten hours" Lilour por day for young persons and women benotenouh, or too much. All these points, as fir as the presont question is concerned: are setiled ; aro-fixed by the legislature itself Parkament has determined, at the alinost unanimous reyuest of the cperatives, that legislative interforence with favtury labour is require]; and it hos a'so determinod that no youn person hoy he woman shall be worked longer in a factory than ter-howrs a-day. In passing the Act embudying these regulations, the cxtentton of the legislature thas all the parties brought within its seopa, (young persons and women,) shoukl begin work and finish work at the same hour, was most unmistakeably ascertained: for a pwopesition in cominittee to legalize shifts or relays was xegauiyved by a large majority. During the werking of the measure, kewever, some cmployers, — we are happy to say not in Yorkshire, — taking advantage of the: loose and obscure shifts or relays ; and have in consequence rendered it necessary for young persons to be in attendance in or near to their mills for 15 or 15 hours a day, although the actual number of hours worked by each ducs not exeevil ten. A judicial decision, as to the legality of this practice, has been doubt bet that the intention of the legislature was that the ten hours labour of these yeung persons should be continuous. (meal-times excepted) and net by shifts, yet, as the words:usod did not positively, deciire this, they could net pronounce the siiit-system to be iidyal, Hence has arisen the necessity for Lorb Asshiey's present Bill, to declare what ail know andadmit to have been the undoubted invention of Pariiament in passing the Ten Hours Act.

We repent that at present there is not, nor can there be, any discussion as to the riyht or expediency ef Parliament io iaterisre: or as to the extent of labour tu bo.cxavied from young persons and women in miills. at issue is, what was the intention of Parliemens im. passing

2, the Ton Hours Act: and we sein say that the factor operatives are jusiiied in demandine that Parlament shall _ act honestly, honcurably, and faithcally towards them.

phraseclogy of the Act, have introduced the system of sougut for; and though the Court said that they had no.

The ove sin ste point act was mean

-sent by representatives to make a ha cheating course. law ; they feel also that a plain, siniple. &


is one on which the factory operatives have takeably set their hearts.

Por now mere years it has been a subject of almost unceisiny Mestings of all kinds, and under almosz all cire..:, have continually been held in all parts of the mas or factory districts ; and never, we believe, =

commencement of the agitation to. the presen:

Ten Hours Bill Meeting been defzatedt.

Om ay submitted to the attention of the workin®y class been evinced such a decided, unwaverine, nimity as on this.

also due, that when (as they thought) cwic tain the ten hours measure were successful. Their conduct threngkonr +... been prompted by earnest thoughtfulmess anc viction of the justice, expediency, and ©: demands : and these aceedel to, they at one triumph meekly.

hncis The tribute to the -rorkin-

to secure the beneiits of short time by prowinn education for their children, and by adding u) +

domestic comfort.

public testimony, that in And we feel further

"Om and intellecinal life, the Ten Hours & treat boon and a great aid: whi fears of many as to its injurious conser i:

and commerce have happily in creat have been futile and grounUes. working of the Ten Hours meas:


both employers and employed. — ifin 2:

reciprocal kindness and coord feelin when we find such firms as that of of this town, converted by that ber-

staunch and enthusiastic ten hours me Daring the week a rnmour has been FIELD, Esq., has placed on the noti

© moved in committee on Lord Ashlet the shift or relay system.

these essontin.


The fowilati =

is a statement in a Manchester pauper toa has been given; but in the daily pr.

mention of such a fact.

We happen :

Vicar of Huddersfield has written to M-

ascertain if the statemens be tre: bi write no answer from tife hon. member h Tr We sincerely hope, for the hencur of Holi-

bcHeve, that the statement is untime.

te ever We are ccrtuin, that in such a eorrse will meet with no encouragement fron 2)

this district. Whatever may have b bh.

may still be, their opinions on the abstr:

legistation at all, we beliove, and aac aro ile that they dread and weuld depree the shift cx relay system.

we are happy to say. have too much h:

feat the Ten Hours Act by such a t to be passed : and ste posed to act with good fuish towar:


In this feeling we must heartily juin.

They feel that the Ton Act is injurious in operation, er destrtect:

terests cf the operative classes, ther wil the fact, and be the first to exll Ar is opponents of the measure will get all t honestly ; but let thera not mow seck to y with dishonow, and to dupe the v long-fought-for and earnestly dein events, if the Ten Hours Act is to be ret

The emplerer:

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tion fur such repeal be made openiy ard ab thea the operatives can have their sav. «:

aubvocally' eqnivocally to be effected by a trivk — eor in a s manner. It behoves our legislaters they deal with this question.

them ous ht to have) : and chat theres What influence they eu. cxerr, is once they

} e b ry \ r (Where they are coneerncd) — is nec to They sh the workine classes are not represontes| oO -

Commens ; that they have not votes.



on the subject. But let not the s Ox oy hy ete St co eb Che COV ten That in:

Wil lead to the manifestation of fou.

conduct, which all wi'

Lhave reason te hepe, therefowe, that if Mr. scans in this business, ant faPy in points ovi, he will carviuliy con<ule well the consequences of snech a course

liument. Our ewn orini that if faith with the operatives is br!

the employers and employ sd wil be raps that @ strong sense of disap putacment nmplanted in the minds of the cperacis-

' '1 a 5 ar no " Anel Kemah We agitation, deep earried on, characterised by the feelin s and accompanied by vonsernucne.: deplore.

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