Huddersfield Chronicle (27/Apr/1850) - page 8

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Death. — The notoriously deadly locality of Underhill hax just added another to the number of its victims; in this case, however, not from fever, but from carelesness, and want of due precautionary thought. John Brook, who is a weaver, resides at Underhill, and on the morning of Monday last his wife left the youngest child (six weeks old), as usual, in bed, a younger sister of Mrs. Brook's, who officiated as nurse, having been desired to take it up, and place it in the cradle. Her attention, it seems, was directed from the infant by an errand into the cellar. Thus, when ' the child's mother replaced the turn-up bed, assisted by the nurse-girl herself, the poor little innocent was doubled np along with it. Some ten minutes elapsed before the casualty was discovered, and then, of course, 'the child was dead! An inquisition was taken in the matter, on Tuesday atternoon last, at the Crown Hotel, before a very respectable jury, and a verdict of ' Accidental Death" returned.

Extra Officious

Extra Officious. — A strange attack was committed, last week, upon Mr. Joshua Butterworth, of Kiln House "ank, by Abraham Haish, of Trough, in Holme Woods, 7ho, pretending to be a constable, violently seized upon oir. Butterworth, whilst passing quictly along the street, and dragging him into an adjacent dwelling House. offered further indignities upon him. Such a stretch of pseudo authority, though, roused the 'virtuous indignation" of the maltreated; and the consequence was — pending a nigisterial summons — that Haigh gladly begged pardon itu:n the aggieved party, and so put a peaceable termina-

t:on to the matter.

Town Hall

TOWN HALL Magistrates' Court, April 20. — Before Joseph Charlesworth, W. L. Brook, and Joshua Moorhouse, Esqrs.

Pook Rates. — The overseer of Hepworth summoned three parties, of that township, who had neglected to pay ther poor-ratcs. Am order fer the amount sought was iuadein each case, with costs.

Trespass. — Mr. William Lockwood, of Springvilla, mareifacturer of woollen cloth, appeared against six ' hobbliedehovs," ranging fremtwelye to sixicen years, named re-_ spectively Edwin Breok, Beniamin Schoficld, Benjamin Hol-' sigzworth, Thormas Hinchliffe, Edward Wimpenny, and desouh Waimwrizht, all of Burn Lee, for trespass in his ichi, and playing at ' pitch-and-toss" therein on the previews Sunday. This was nob their first offence. Indeed, 4:ven now, the prosecutors would not press fur conviction ; in ernsequence of which kind leniency the young raseals got ak by paying custs, and uadergoing a severe repriaie, Cock-fighters Beware! — The ever-vigilant superinicndent constable Mr. Heaton was at the court, as comhiainant, against three parties, for cock-fighting. The first stolndant was John Kirk, of Round Close, becr-seller, for pesinitthiy a pit to be used for fighting cocks. John made 2What ingenious defence — to wit, that the obnoxious »-pit was in realitv a place built for shecp-clipping ! is excuse, however, did not avail, a fine of 5s. being lewd, with £1 2s, Gd. expenses. Robert Heap, of Charleswwn, in Ashton-under-lyne, was next charged with ass Cng in fighting eocks at the same pit. The charge distiuctly proved, 5s. was imposed as fine, with; . costs. <A like ponalty of 5s. with 20s. expenses was infleted upon Giles Brook, laboarer of Honley, forthe

31 ace, The bench teok oceagion to remurk that although proceedings were somewhat novel in this district, vy were determined that the sport of cock-fighting should > pnt down by the proper authorities.

Assault. — A month ago, Henry Carter, of Upper x, was sentenced at this eeurt te pay a weekly sum @ lnaintennnee of his iliegitimate child ; and, on this ion, Mory Hey ponstall, a married woman living at Sam? Leo, as a witness confirmed the testimony tendered ws that time by the affiliating female. Since then it seems Carer has borne this particular witness a grudge ; and ug with her a few days previcus to Saturday last, he ided her fir what he termed her false-swearing, and "wards struck her with his fist. For this maltreatraent "Lary new sought recompence, which she received in the @ ans of os. fine, and 12s. costs.

Another Assault. — Mr. Jas. W. Macdenald, the heapcevel propristor of the Crown Hotel, sought satisfac_ a froma the " Norridge set," an abominably bad lot, for heving committed an assualt upon him on the previous M-ntpere were four defendants, to wit — Elliott Whiteley, an Turacr, Edward Charlesworth, end George Beardsell rsun. The three first quictly paid 2s. Gd. to the Dox, With expenses. Mr. Sanderson, however, under<x his ewn defence. Of course he had a feol for his eient, and had to pay 5s. fine with 9s. costs.


Annual Hunting Soiree

Annual Hunting Soiree. — It is customary for the fontleinen, lovers of the chase, in Honiley and the surreinding villages, to celebrate the closing of the season, iy supping together. it is well known that "running © puniing" often eanses a gentleman to have a "dish tunsues" prepared for him on his reurn home. To _ Preveis. ax auch as possible, these dumestic broils, and to c


'weltate tuvir hbetter-halves, the gentlemen, this year, a ta

Ken the wise course ef chaning their mode of con, vl, iuscead of having a supper as usval, they 'fered a tea-party and ball for their wives and sweetivars. The swziee took place at the Coach and Horses =, on eveniay. the 18th inst., when there was 4 muneronus assomblave of tha femdntue gender, trom the 'inayes of Iionley, Meltham, Netherton, Almondbury, ', and the intermediate places. Mrs. Scholefield ber livh reputation as a caterer for the public

we ion. After tea, the spacious room was set in ot xe merry danee, and the example of "John followed up by many eld ladies with surprising: ch showed that they had not torzot the freaks 4 Severd hunting sons and glees wore sung in rodonian style, in some of which the young. ladies ithe chorus. 'The hilarity was kept np in "full till Morpheus reminded the company that it was time for thein to cuter his dearinions.

A Gratifying Circumstance

A Gratifying Circumstance. — Honley has long been a pies: to which any juggler, showman, mountebank. or «aur strolling character, who might happen to be in yrant of the "needful," could cone and replenish his coffers at ta2 eaperse of those of the 'natives' who suffered themsves fo be gulled by their silly and unimeaning bufoonery.

Aiba urcninstance occurred the other nicht which has alaiod aconvincing proof that the trade of these strolling 42 ory, du lnpesing on the people of Honley, is on the deeve. We have heard mach of the Wizard of the North viktsecms that another of the cardinal points of the eouises claims the honour of givine tithe to a" wizard." ee had the distinction of being visited by the "fined of the West." This hero of the marvellous pscwicd the streets of the village with drum end shepherd's "oad, aatual announced a lang string of magic wonders which ae sas Geng to perforin in the evening. The time came: Wo tvot (he spectators, who were "too far north" to be Miosiby at Wizard of the West."

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Evasion of Toll: A Right of Road Question

Evasion of Toll. — A Right of Road Question. — Sunday last, at the Guildhall, before J. Brook and 3. Acimitage, Esqrs., Benjamin Tallis, in the employ of uv. Jokn Robinson, dyes, of Holey, was summoned for saomepeyment of 3d. toil at Honley bar, on the previous we. The man dhl not aypenr ; but Mr. Robinson "ss in uttendance, with Mr. Cloveh. solicitor, to defend: >avtor Hallis. It appeared that on the day in question, ascendant was proceedin with a cart on the Eiuddersind Woodhead read towards his master's premises, '2a when he oot toa place called Steps Mill, he turned down «vd which jed to Jr. Greenwooi's, instead of taking the ©. 04 nilecatory way which the bur-2naa eonteaded he had a rug tte dso, and which was a considerable distance further Lie the road Hallis drove in. The real questicn in dispute wes, Whether tie read was private property or not. On eo ocite dt was contended that the ruad was the property Karl of Daytsiouth, and, therefore private; whilst . Siowsh, for the defence, argued contra, and calied Mr. ib seen who proved that he and his family had used the Poa. oP iio than fifty years, and had never been interwe Go with during that period, The magistrates very prop: 3 dismissel the case, From what we could gican from %2 ci parties in the hall. a private pique appeared to have 1: ube real bone of discurd.

Pigeon Stealing

Pigeon Stealing, — A young man called Charies Senior, as charged at the Guildhall, on Saturday last, with havp n two pizeons, the property of a boy named JonaTarn Leentonsmi. Ie appeared that the defendant made tee artie char" practised by " pigeon fanciers ;" and, $v the dexterity only known to that class, transferred the igeins Hom the complainant's "cote" into his own pps'sia. — a feat not unparallelled among the lovers of the wed tribe." Senior was ordered to return tke ns and pay the expenses.

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Dog Fighting Delinquents

Dog-fighting Delinquents. — -At the Huddersfield f2cetball, on 'iuesday lust, befure J. Armitage and J. Yrouk, Lsars., two notorious dog-fanciers from the above ro, named Amos Brook ad dosiah Prissiley, were 31 hy Mr. Heaton, district superintendent, with what is techuieally called "handed" two dogs in a eortest of sume importance among that fraternity, 2 wok place at an carly hvuron the moruing of Monday, i

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tig bth instant, meario Woodsome MM, The ir formation was laid under the 12th and 13th Vic., sec. 2, for alleged cruelty to animals. Mr. J. J. Freeman prosecuted. From the statement of Mr. Freeman, and the witness called for the prosecution, it appeared that on the morning in question, the two defendants and a party of canine {iportsmen rocceded, in two cabs, from the direction of Honley, to the field of action, when the fight took place at the spot above-named, and was concluded before Mr. Heaton, who went in pursuit, arrived on the spot. 'The defendants pleaded guilty to the charge, upon which Mr. Heaton remarked, that his only object in bringing these parties before the Bench was for the purpose of putting a stop to this disgraceful pastime, which was latterly much on the increase in the villages adjacent to Huddersfield. Priestley said this was the first time he had been connected with a transattion of the kind, and promised the Bench that he would refrain from such disgraceful practices in future. Brook naively remarked that he had trained the dogs, though he had no interest in the matter beyond his wage, but promised, in terms too energetic for credibility, that he would never touch a dog again. — J. Armitage, Esq., said the Bench was of opinion that both defendants ought to have known beiter, and particularly Brook, who was a man well stricken in years; but inasmuch as they had both pleaded guilty, and as this was the first charge of the kind» that had been preferred against them, the Court would inflict in each case a mitigated penalty of 10s., making, with expenses, £1 2s. cach. — The money was immediately paid. We understand that Brook is a notorious dogtrainer, and but for the " professional" aid given ey this class of delinquents, these brutal amusements would not so frequently occur. — Seven other parties, named Mark Shaw, Henry Kay, Charles Poppleton, Jonathan Hobson, Jonathan Hellawell, James Armytage, and a man from Huddersfield, named Woodhouse, were also charged with being resent and aiding and abetting at the above dog-fight. 4

r. Dransfield defended Kay, Poppleton, Woodhouse, and Hobson. The other chree were undefended. It appears that about five o'clock in the morning of the 15th instant, a number of parties drove up to the public House at Woodsome Mills, in tavo cabs, where they put up their vehicles, from each of which a dog was brought forth. One of the cars was driven by James Armytage, and although there was little doubt that all the partics charged were among the persons who teok an active part in the contest, the witnesses seemed reluctant to swear to their identity, and the Bench therefore ruled that the charge of aiding and abetting had only been proved in the case of Shaw and Hellawell, who were positively spoken to as taking an active part in the contest, and in whose custody the poor animals were found after the brutal encounter. A fine of lls. 6d., including erpenges, was inflicted in each case. Mark Shaw is, we understand, the keeper ef a beer House, and a promoter of this class of amusements.


New Wesleyan Chapel, Northowram

New Wesleyan Chapel, Northowram. — This neat and commodious edifice was publicly opened for divine worship on Friday, the 19th inst., by the kev. Dr. Newton, of Stockport, and on Sunday, the 21st inst., the Revs. J. Jackson, George Turner, and H. H. Cheitle, of Halifax, continued the opening services. The chapel contains 350 sittings, one half of which are free. The collections on both oceasions amounted to £55.

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Exhibition of 1851: Working Man's Excursion Society

Exhibition of 1851. — Working Man's Excursion Society. — The first monthly payment of Us. for a single share in the above society was maxie yesterday, at the. Royal Hotel, St. James's Road. Frank Crossley, Esy., of 4

Belle Vue, has undertaken the office of treasurer.

In Re the Town Council of Halifax

In Re the Town Council or Halifax. — In the Bail Court, on Monday, before Mr. Justice Erle, Sir F. Thesiger moved for a certiorari, to bring up an order of the Tewn Council of Halifax, made by the Finance Committee, for the payment of £96 15s. to Mr. Wyvcll, the town elerk of the borowrh, in respect of professional charges made by him on the ground that these charges ought to be included in his salary of £250 a-year. The charges wore made for warrants and proceedings in levying a boreugh rate under the principal corporation act, by which a power was given to the council to make such rate, and to levy by distress on the townskips and parishes supporting their poor their proportions. By that act there was no provision for the parishes raising such rate. By 7 Wm. IV. & 1 Vic., c. $1, the council were empowered to order churchwardens and overseers of parishes to pay the amowit for which they were liable out of the poor rate, or clse to levy a pound rate. This was, therefore, a substitution of the mode previously adopted for levying the rate by a simpler form than that used in the Jevying a county rate. There was also a provision for levying by distiess if the parishes did not pay. fn 1849 arate was made on the township of Halifax, and much discussion took place as to its regularity, and Mr.

Wyvell, town clerk, who acted in the matter, took counsel's opinion, and soon. The rate, however, was abandoned, and a new order made on the township by the towncouncil to pay its proportion, and warrants were issued to levy by distress. It was, therefore, clear that the proceedings adopted ty Mr. Wyveil were all fatile, and led to no result, besides which the council had no power to order the payment of the suin in question, as the remuneration for such business was included in his salary.. Rule granted.


A Boat on Fire

A Boat on Fire. — Late on Sunday night a fire broke out in a boat belonging to Mr. Joshua Farrar, of Marsden, lying at the canal wharf, in that place. The vessel was loaded with lime, and in the course of Sunday evening a smart shower of rain fell, some of which finding its way through the covers of the boat, and coming in contact with the lime it contained, gencrated so much heat as to set the covers on fire. 'The flames were soon perccived, and an alarm raised ; a crowd specdily assembled, and in a short time the fire was got under by throwing sand upon it ; considerable quant'ties of which happened to be close at hand. Little damage was dune to the boat, beyond the destruction of the covers. We hardly need inform our readers, that sand had to he used to check the fire, in consequence of the nature of the cargo forbidding the application of water.

Marsden Spring Fare

Marsden Spring Fare. — This fair was held on Thursday last. A drizzling rain fell throughout the whole of the morning, bnt did not appear to operate as a check upon business. 'The show of horned cattle was very large, and there was a good attendance of buyers and lookers on. A moderate business was transacted, but prices appearcd tu rule low.


Scramble for the Appointment of a Surveyor

Scramble for the Appointment of Surveyor. — Much excitement has prevailed for some days past in connection with the election of surveyor. A correspondent infurms us that an old servant of the public, who had ocecupied the office of working surveyor for several years to the satisfaction of his employers, having been discarded by Mr. Brooke, in consequence of the mode in which he voted at the last county election, a number of the ratepayers opposed Mr. Brooke's re-election on those grounds, and nominated Mr. Hanson Ormerod against him. Mr. Brooke's friends, however, prevailed, and, as our correspondent informs us, by unfair means. The defeated party, priding themselves on the purity of their conduct in the contest, have presented Thomas Turner, — the man who was discharged by Mr. Brooke, — with £6, and have presented a further sum of £10 to the Mechanics' Institute, thus making good the old saying, that "it is an ill wind which blows nobody goed luck., ----



Huddersfield Market

HUDDERSFIELD MARKET, Tuesday, April 22. There baa seldom been more business doing at the end of April than at the present: it is generaHy a dull month,but we have pleasure in stating this the exception. All new goods were eagerly bought up to day, and more of some classes and styles would have found a market. No alteration in raw material.

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