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THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1850. 7 THE PUBLIC JOURNALS. 1 A A see TO TITLE HUNTERS. EELS wn the Spectator. . pabert [part] Peel's career have occasioned nets of sir Bonen [Bone] than his posthumously pub- [pub few] Few cur of 'ibis family should accept a title pat Pr ich, [inch] the pouc [coup] oa rendered by himself. The WE orvic [Victor] reward of an explanation of the strange ye Te 7 . [C] riod [rid] ue yve [ye] on and achievements of the states- [states lo] Lo first destined to be a inclaber [include] mained [maiden] for ikat [act] post; he fell in to and al is energies into it; ail his hy House of Cumons [Commons] he declined me aici [ais] to the upper house, because ueld [held] of his genius lay; he de- [dee] oe THC [C] ay pimself [himself] with the house,-a ne did net conceal and tiris [iris] last e truth in this, and, as oa sir Robert's wish with- [Withers] wes [West] solely actu- [act- act] tt pi, cf ec i my oll [ll] yore sia [si] WE yar [year] ie ha lie hat ambition. Jhowe [Howe fond of power bat Lind that desvcs [desks] to in and the pride cf e desidervated [desiderata] was real, rot fel [fe] that he was some- [some] ze preferred te do for some the service of his country. Hs afections [affections] were bound to rez [re] in pathy [path] with El wiai t [wait t] Gn by ihe [the] parade and strut cf Je tie inflated acter [after] re- [resuming] nce [ne] Of Drury Lane with ' Dies ye, nay peuple [people] Peel poiucy [policy he knew that he was making ora lowland he liked to feel wiv [iv] becuse [because] he was better suited to the ys that he aifected [affected] that assembly, but we lav the contre [centre] of power ia sect that asa provident and sa- [suggested] Gesved [graved] to bind closer the ties of his nductrigus [doctrines] classes rather than with the S WHEL [WHEEL] yale he It will now be re- 4 e general grasping for profit we Jp Hie said notbinz-but [nothing-but] what thoaghe [thought] cf a Buckingham snatching ata [at] of a Caiap-bell [Cap-bell] greedy for verbal argu- [argue- argumentative] jeyotca [joyed] te the public service, his zeal was ely yet hed [he] its reaction aniong [among] 'King ciasses [classes the publie [public] service of self-interest the q hoy [holy] Quis [Quin] Juixetic. [Justice] Such senti- [sent- essential] ail amon [among the Liberals; the lavish euwnd [end] title, the contrivance, the ustice [justice] to the claims aud [and] coadjuters [coadjutors for himself he imiuishedl [diminished] his power; it oss [loss it would have ob- He lus [ls] shielded his own vy Ue Cuutelupt [cutlet] Which he inust [inst] have felt at . i ition [edition its satisfaction. would tow Wasa [Was] qe POLICY UF [OF] LORD PALMERSTON. (rou [our] the Dady [Day] ) on are not given to spoil their it is remarkable, how a public man us In reputsion [reputation] zud [HUD] universal respect many tokens to mark the esteem in to fecl [fell] attachments or rever- [ever- reverend] anan [ana] is still izore [ore] slow to express them. these do become manifest, they are often -dent. or aroused by some misfor- [miser- misuse] sue foul phiy [Phil] assailing, their object. ever a popular idol, until tie seven wise ory [or] party refused to sit in a cabinct [Cabinet] with exths [exits] of laurel that have been fluag [flag] with fision [vision] on the crave of Peel, never encumbered And Lut [Lu] for the late malignant wt of so many great and small men against Lord 'e doubt that our Foreign Secretary would joyed the inestimable of learn- [learn the] the wile-spread and enthusiastic senti- [sent- sent] 1, Which lis [is] efforts in favour of the creat [great] cause lave indisputably created. (ue of the great merits, indeed, of Lord Palmerston's hax [ha] been, that im [in] all his enterprises for the aud [and] cxiension [Ascension] of English interests and ceabrcad, [brocade] he has been actuated and sup- [supply] by hiv [hi] own deceruination [determination] and conviction ys any Lupulse [Pulse] from the populer [popular] will. When when Peel, in their several walks, broke uu the old ula [la] tory [tor] trammels, and indulged in . they hada [had] liberal audience and escort 'ithty [that] and support them. Lord Pal- [Propelled] ppeeled [peeled] to such, nor, indeed, until these ever find them. The lberals [Liberals] no 4 -incesures [Insurances] for securing constitutiozal [constitutional] suent [sent] in Spain. Bui [Bi] gradually they cooled and wole [whole] and anxieties of the nation being turned te rcfurin, [refrain] there caine to prevail an indifference tot With reyard [regard] to the fate and affairs would lave Leen [Lee] better pleased with ster [ste] fur even nevlecting [neglecting] his duties, than 'thor [tho] the public interest or the public er) mur [Mr] Lig [Li] y to prove that although a nation on its foreign policy, the minister itel [tile] to Watch over such things cannot. uc even Lut [Lu] the mere interest of trade, ive [vie] thet [the] nations like Turkey, for ex- [expressed] preserve their independence. It cannot to menufactures [manufacturers] aud [and] commerce ly be swali [Swallow] wed up in an Austrian and pro- [prion] In. or whetuer [whether] Tuscany and Reme, [Mere] vual [val] and indep,cudent [indeed,dent] government, open Ifa [If] minister were to allow the es Balt [Bat] 'closed against English vessels for ace gud [Gd] activity, our shipping and oy.c Would Le slow to erect a temple to non- [notice] And if English travellers, English settlers, 1 traders. were to find themselves under the ban ples [poles] '1 the House of Lords to promulgate, - ve isf [is] t at the inercy [ency] of every foreign govern- [governor] Orn [Or] eet [et] tasia [Asia] and to flog them, as they do their us Without any appeal, except to the same police vil [vi] I bot and beat them-John Bull's patience, we letitie [title] end ty ayy a] would find a term, and however thes [the] 2, the tle [te] his determinations, he would fling rate offen [offer] a the tidings of some nefarious out- [otis] Mis [Is] ane [an] nae abroad and then oe 1 expelsive [expensive] vengeance of war would x AES oe Wee therefore believe in the Saturnian reign 1; Golden preaches. We mistrust altogether f even that man to annihilate geo- [Geo] 4 vut [but] tue imap [imp] of the world with a sponge, England, interlaced as she is by treaties ns with the different countries of Europe, Yt or affect to ignore their existence. There pt wt turoughout [throughout] Europe and its courts an MH eet [et] tat there are certain great and flag- [flagged] wid [id] is qe and schemes of conquest which and ready to prevent. The mere England's determination completely pre- [preset] [C] eet [et] to execute such schemes. What ite [it] nnd [and] and not to weaken this belief, Bards of th ihe [the] ould [old] vanish one of the great safe- [safe] Fo he peace and independence of Europe. Whitin, [Within] of a that at the present moracnt, [Morant] this deter- [deter bate] Bate. j. identifier os ful4l [full] its duty as an European isn in] gc, With Lord Palmerston. And for this rein and statesmen who durst not face 'e 4, of England, have combined to oy toy dec [de] pacts by undermining Lord Palmerston. teeny contts [contents] anf [and] from his own personal experience 4 mlnisters [ministers] and popular leaders, that rds [rd] thy interference is displeasing to them, Ms duabe [durable] 'hat in, We have no doubt of it. We have vith [with] gov aut [at] Nesselrode was exceedingly discon- [discount- discount] Ulta, Ult] attitude and language, protecting the independence; Prince Schwarzenberg [Churchwarden] ' a Loy a aq ut ony [on] het [get] and his So. ; on ae a Lord Palmerston's language about af Aletternich [Technical] annoyed by his advice weet. [West] Aste [Ate] lialy [lily] to inake [Intake] concessions to their oleh [ole] My leaders, the other extreme to to i. alludes, they too are party men, in Satisfied in one way as courtiers 2 nd urope rope] ee But if, instead of a tour ts with conn [con] its courts-if, instead of conver- [cover- control] uly [July] leatane [Latin] Mee and ministers of state, and i witty, studied vbden [Baden] had lived long in European te HOt [Got] in tye [tue] c.f Pulse, and appreciated its in- in, ful [full] Cxperienc [Experience] of a limited time, but with ig What dem, [de] life, he would have a ud have ie feelings of respect and expectation eens [seen] Hf cuaneetad [counted] of England, as the first iy inane qe . Sy, uch [such] its exam we eae [ear] and civilised countries, and all POrt [Port] ty th. ii ble [be] and approbation, and dipiomatic [diplomatic] rye tries ane [an] Tt Cause and liberal institutions in t sa COMSidered [Considered] and known to be of the ind it j oo and importance is fg ee . aes [as] has YY reason that the whig govern- [Government] tig [ti] YY the hostility of all despotic and re- our ents, [ants] t is UC i tring, [ting] fleets and at not so much the opposi- [opposite- opposition] French y Hues that either Russian or Aus- [As- Aust] 1 Povo [Poo] lamisters [la misters] dy, 5 ie NE Militam [Military] ead. [ad] They have no idea Beye [Bee] seg [se] Buk [Bk] bent ws all ad oe ndera [nader] bowing the necks of their 4) and untempered yoke, they t the aspect wae [we] liberal attitude of England ; pis ond [and] example of a country which ich [inch] ye government and a free statesmen and ministers ch th self-same reaction in Eng- [Eagle] le ate fone [one] wy at home, as, j intrigue. That con- [con the] the F a fact but too patent. The collu- [coll- clench] Tench mini. minister and our opposition, the one waiting tosuit [to suit] the other' playing ings each 8 Cony 2 be 1 e foreign minister and water of the votes of the two in order to be discovered And. was eee [see] he the oni [on] eee [see] And, In jact, [act] it was seen by or ee vine are before cither [either] journal uttered sence [Spence it. when the word plot was was received with a universal shout of a Bare almost forgotten that wi meee [mere] pen in hand-the splendid banquet and enthusi- [enthusiasm- enthusiReception] Reception given to Lord Palmerston by the metminers [met miners] of the Reform Club on Saturday evenine, [evening] If as we nave said, his lordship has been lone and late in finding enthusiastic support, he has not lost by waiit [wait] as the French proverb says; for certain y never grock. [rock] ing wes [West] inore [ignore] or adherence more a and solemn. Veteran es Lord Palmerstor [Palmerston] rust be in the sour as ord. almerston [Palmerston] must be in aoe [are] mud cmotions [motion] of popular asser)lies, [assert)lies] he re ieenuly [only] Cvercome [Commerce] by his feelings on this oecisicn. [excision] E as ordship [lordship] S. speech, as those, indeed, of 211 who addressed the meeting, was felicitous and triumphant yes without the least tinge of recrimination, Tho nich [inch] caused us to imnister [minister] re-asserted his principles, which were by the wells of the Reform Club, as they may and will be by every four walls within which reformers mect [met] tpe [the] cughout [throughout] the kinedom. [kingdom] The importance, indecd, [indeed] of the late vote, lies not so much in the maiority [majority] of the vommncns [Commons] as the scntimeni [sentiment] throughout the country Which uliverseily [universally] demanded such a vote, and which nas [as] reproved thoxe [those] who thought fit to oo against it This is the sentiment so long dormant, on the extine. [next] s g 1an [an] on the extine- [next- extending] ticn [tic] or on the during slumber of which the reactionists counted, when they vainly hoped to enlist England and its government under the cclours [colours] of a retrosrade [retrograde] fze- [fe- petition] tion. [ion] As observed on Saturday night, England is now divided ito [to] two great parties, between which thera [there] is no medium or muddle term; and he who would not vote for the liberals, must yoke himself to draw the car of absolutism. It is in Europe, as in England, all opinion merzes [meres] and divides into two great partics-the [parties-the] oue [our] for liberty and reform, and the other for a new holy alliance. ir THREATENED SCHISM IN THE CHURCH. By a 4g lact [act] decided in the cours [course] Ge a se having been at i a ne after the cther, [other] the large body of the clergy and laity who ave dissatisfied with tie results of these appeals to temporal tribunals asscinbled [assembled] on Tuesday, in pursuance of their long ex- [expressed] pressed intention, in St. Martin's-hall, Long-acre, to Initiate a course of action which they think calculated to relieve the Church from its embarrassmecnts, [embarrassments] to purify its ministrations, and to clear up its doctrine. The hall was filled from end to end before twelve o'clock. Not less than 1,500 persons were present, and, when Mr. Husparp [Hussar] took the chair, the following clersymen [clergymen] and inembers [in embers] of the lay body were The Bishop of Bath and Wells; Archdeacons Wilber- [Wilberforce] force, Thorpe, Manning, and Bartholomew; t Ficlding; [Fielding] Earl Nelson; Lord J. Manners, M.P.; Mr. A. B. Hope, M.P.; Mr. J. Simeon, M.P.; Ly. Prosser, ALP.; Sir Charles Anderson; the Revs. Sir Gcorge [George] Prevot, [Prevent] Sewell, W. Palmer, W. Jermes, [James] Dr. Todd, W. Page, W. C. Risley, G. A. Denison, W. Wade, G. L Cooke, G. Berkeley, W. J. Bone, J. Crompton, Dr. Biber, [Bier] W. L. Evans, J. H. Woodward, F. B. Groy, [Grey] T. W. Powell, G. Williams, C. Bartholomew, &c. The meeting was opened ina solemn manner by a selection of prayers from the Liturgy and offices of the church, including the prayer agvinst [against] strife and division. The Chairman having opened the proceedings, The Bishop of Bata [Bat] and WE Ls, in a brief speech, moved the adoption of a form of protest againsi [against] the decision in the Gorham case, and also against the induction of the Rev. Mr. Gorham to the living of Brampton Speke, which was soconded [seconded] by Earl Ne and carried unanimously. Archdeacon WILBERFORCE moved the adoption of the following petition to the Queen - The humble Petition of the undersigned Clergy and Laity of the Church of Exglaud, [Exclude] Showeth,-That [Shower,-That] we, your Majesiy's [Majesty's] faithful and loyal subjects, dutifully acknowledging your royal authority as supreme governor within these your dominions, in all causes, over all persons, as the same is expressed in the Articles of the Church of England, humbly entreat your Majesty to grant us redress in a matter which agerieves [aggrieved] our consciences as members, and some of us ministers of the said church. That in the case of Gorham 2. the Bishop of Exeter, lately decided by the Judicial Committee of your Majesty's Privy Council, a very grave point of dectrine, [doctrine] tcuching [touching] the foundation o1 the faith, has been treated in such a manner as, incidentally, but effectually, to contradict the plain and obvious meaning of the Prayer Book. That, in consequence of this decision (whatever be its legal validity), great scandals have arisen, and very many are unsettled and disturbed in conscience, whose only wish is to serve God in peace in the portion of the church wherein they have been called. That it has always been allowed by the law of this country, as wellas [wells] by the whole church from the earliest ages, that religious questiors [question] of faith and discipline shon d [son d] be settled, according to scriptural precedent, by synodical assemblies of the bishops and clergy. That Magna Charta [Chart] begins by declaring that the church of England be free, and shall have all her rights entire, and her liberties inviclate; [vindicate; and amongst these it was secured by an ancient law of this realm that she shoud [should] have her judgments [judgment] free. That, in the declaration of your Majesty's Royal prede- [pride- Professor] essor, [easier] King Charles I., prefixed to the Articles of the church, her synodical functions are recognized [recognised] in the promise,- That, out ofour [of] princely care, that the church- [churchmen] men may do the work which is proper unto them, the bishops and clergy, from time to time in convocation, upon their humble desire, shall have license under our broad seal to deliberate of and to such things as being made plain by them, and assented unto by us, shall concern the settled continuance of the doctrine and discipline cf the church of England now established from which we will not endure any varying or departing in the least degree. To the intent, therefore, that the grievance aforesaid may be remedied, and the church herself enjoy full freedom to excercise [exercise] her inherent and inalienable oijice [office] of declaring and judginz [judging] in all matters purely spiritual, to the welfare of your Majesty and the peace of these realms,- [realms] Your petitioners humbly implore your Majesty, that all questions touching the doctrine of the church of England, arising on appeal, or in your Majesty's temporal courts, may hereafter be referred to the spiritualty [spiritual] of the church of England. And, further, that your Majesty will be pleased to remove the impediments which now obstruct the exercise of the ancient synodical functions of the church, in order to the determination of the aforesaid qnestion [question] of doctrine, as well as of other matters affecting her welfare, to the salvation of souls, and the glory of her divine Head. And your petitioners will ever pray, &c. Mr. A. B. Horr, [Herr] M.P., seconded the adoption of the above address, which was also carried unanimously. The Rev. Mr. SEWELL, of Oxford, next moved an address to the Lord Archbishop and Bishop of the diocess [diocese] of Canterbury and York, thanking them for the support given to the recent bill of the Bishop of Lon- [London] don, having for its object the decision of all matters of doctrine by the church itself, but expressive of regret at the withdrawal of that bill. The address then went on to state that while we thus depend on your lord- [lordships] ships for the future, we are constrained to express our great disappointment and regret that any circumstances should have hitherto restrained your lordships, as a body, from taking steps directly to remedy the distur- [dist- disturbance] bance [Bane] of the church's doctrine of infant baptism by the recent decision in the case of 'Gorham v. the Bishop of Excter [Exeter We consider it our duty respectfully to declare to your lordships our solemn conviction, that we never may, and our determination that, by God's help, we never will acquiesce in that decision (whatever be its legal validity), or own it as part of our church law. Mr. Kexyow [Keys] seconded the address, which was also unanimously agreed to. . The Rev. Sir G. Prevot [Prevent] then moved the adoption of an address to the bishops of the church in Scotland, thanking them for the comfort and support which, in a season of great anxiety and distress, they derived from a declaration touching the doctrine of the sacrament of bapiism, [baptism] made by them in synod on the 19th day of April last. . The motion was seconded by Sir C. ANDERSON, and unanimously agreed to. ooo. [too] The Rev. W. PALMER then moveda [moved] resolution inviting the sympathy of their brethren of the Church of Eng- [England] land in this and other lands in the course which that meeting had previously resolved upon, and it having been seconded by Mr. Dickenson, was also carried with unanimity. . Thanke [Thank] were then awarded to the chairman, and acknowledged, and a great majority of the meeting having affixed their signatures to the address, the com- [company] pany [any] dispersed. Foo.-caTcHInc.-A [Foo.-catching.-A] says A very large number of letters have lately passed through the Dead Letter office, each containing a shilling's worth of stamps, addressed to a person who called himself a professor, and who, for some reason or other, was non est when the letters arrived for him. These letters were addressed to the pro- [professor] fessor, [Professor] in consequence of advertising that he would, for a shilling, 'give plain directions to enable ladies and gentle- [gentlemen] men to win, by a simple but captivating and enthralling process, the devoted affections of as many of the opposite sex as their hearts may desire.' From the handwriting of these letters, it was evident that they came from old, middle-aged, and young persons of both sexes, in every rank and station of life. Such a fact as this enables an estimate to be formed of the almost marvellous extent of human credulity in this enlightened age and country. BACCO, [BACK] CIGARS, AND SNUFF.-It is shown by some restore to parliament, which were printed on Saturday, that in the year ending the 5th of January last, the quan- [quay- quantities] tities [cities] of tobacco, cigars, and snuff, entered for home con- [consumption] sumption were 27,685,7573lbs., and the duty paid thereon 4,425,040 6s. 8d. In the year 7,623 lbs. of British manu- [man- manufactured] factured [fractured] snuff were expo from the United Kingdom. FRA.-Three cases of Asiatic cholera have ben into St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. The announcement of this melancholy fact, will, we trust, excite the authorities in every part of this country to a diligent discharge of their duties in the removal of fatal influences, YORKSHIRE SUMMER ASSIZES. CROWN COURT. RECEIVING STOLEN GOODS AT BRADFORD. James Saddler (out on bail) a respectable looking man, was charged with having received a quantity of stolen goods, well knowing them te have been stolen. Mr. Cambell Foster was counsel for the prosecution, and Mr. Hardy was for the defence, The facts of this case, as detailed by the learned counsel for the prosecution, and supported by a number of witnesses, are these -The prosecutors are Messrs. Bell and Prest, woollen drapers in an extensive business at Bradford. On the morning of Monday, the 4th of BK ebruary [February] last, their shop was fowud [found] to have becn [been] broken open siice [since] the previous Saturday night. The back door oi the shop, which opens intoa [into] yard, bad two holes mace in it sufiiciently [sufficient] large to admita [admit] hand, and by that means the bolts had been withdrawn. On search being mado, [made] it was discovered thata [that] very livge [live] quaatity [quantity] cf silk handkerchiefs, vclycis, [vacancies] and other finer goods, worth in all abous [about] 200, had been abstracted from the shop. Great exertions were made to discover the pro- [property] perty, [petty] and for a long time no trace of it could be found. The inquiry iad [aid] almost been abandoned as hopeless, when suspicion fll [ll] uron [iron] the prisoner, who keeps the Ram's Head public house, situate ia Silsbridge-lane, [Milnsbridge-lane] noar [near] Bradford. A party of constables, provided with the usual authority, wonton [Winton] the 18th of March, and searched the pri-voner's [pro-vine's] house, A larve [lave] quantity of silk handkerchiefs and other drapery goods, similar in many respecis [respect] to those abstracted from prosecutors' shop, was found in three separate parts of the house-in a bed- [bedroom] rooin, [Robin] a beer cellar, and the bar, and also on the person of prisoner's wife. He then was taken into custody. The goods were removed io the station-house, and Mr. Pal 4 3 sper [per] yet bei, [be] one of the prosecutors, identified a portion of Lt, a Nees [News] Lins [Lin] 3 tacm. [tam] Guilty. Twelve Months' Imprisonment. FORGERY AT HULL, John a raiddle-aged [riddle-aged] man, of respectable ap- [appearance] pearance [appearance] was found guilty of having, at Hull, forged an acceptance to a bill of exchauge, [exchange] intent to defraud Thomas and Robert Raikes, [Rakes] bankers, Hull, The prisoner was a partner of the firm of Messrs. Galbraith and MeGibbon, [Me gibbon] merchants, of Hull, and on the 20th cf May, committed the offence alleged against him. The parties whose names he forged were placed in the witness box, and repudiated all knowledge of the affair. The sum was toa [to] very considerable amount. MURDER AT QUICK. William Ress [Rest] (19) was charged with having ai Quick, on the 86th June last, administered to Mary Ross, his wife, a quantity of arsenic, of which she dicd. [did] Mr. Bliss, Mr. Harvey, and Mr. Pickering were for the prosecution; ar. Sergeant Wilkins was jor [or] the defence. Mr. Bliss opened the case. The prisoner, William Ross, a young men about 19 years of age, was accused of the wilful murder of Mary Ross, his wife, by poison, on Thursday, the 80th of May last. That she died by arsenic would be proved without doubt, for on the 2nd of June her body was opened, when there was found in her system a quantity of arsenic. The stomach was extensivciy [extensive] inflamed, and the liver and spleen were much affected by it. The medical man weuld [would] tell them that death was oceasioned [occasioned] by the existence of arsenic in the stomach, which had become absorbed there. The usual testis were resorted to, and the result thereof was that sufficient arsenic was found to induce this infam- [Ingham- information] mation [nation] of which the female Mary Rozs [Ross] dicd. [did] The question then was by whom was the poison administered. He thought there could be no doubt but that the prisoner had administered it, end he then proceeded in a minute and carcful [careful] manner to give the details of the occurrence. The locality where the occurrence took place was ata [at] village calied [called] Roughtown, [Wrought] in the township of Quick, wiich [which] is situated on the confines of Yorkshire and Laneashire. [Lancashire] After the marriage, prisoner and his wife ieft [left] Roughtown, [Wrought] but in January 1850, they returned, taking up their abode in her father's house, where the murder was committed. The deceased was a member of a club called the Perny Penny] Club, from which there would be due to prisoner 4 for funeral expenses, in case of the death of his wife. Besides this, there was another club belonging to the mill with which deceased was connected, and from this would be derived six guineas; makiig, [making] in all, 10 6s. On one occasion prisoner was heard to say to his wife, Thou'rt worth more dead than quick and about the same time it was proved that he bought jive ounces of arsenic of a chemist at Ashton. The prisoner evinced an extraordinary dislike to his wife's farnily, [family] and contrived,by a false charge of robbery, to get her mother, and cne [ce] of her brothers taken into custody. On the same day deceased was taken ill, ex- [exhibiting] hibiting [biting] the same symptoms as are shown when arsenic has been taken. The mother and son were committed for trial, though the grand jury subsequently ignored the bill. Whilst lay ill on her bed, prisoner went before the megistrates [magistrates] to give evidence against her mother. He attended personally to her all that day, making her messes of potatoes and milk. Prisoner also prepared medicine for his wife, but she complained that it made her vomit. Martha Buckley, asister [sister] of the deceased, entered the room, and observing tie illness of the sufferer said, It would be well if they were all jead [head] together. The iearned [earned] counsel said it would be for the jury to consider whether this expression might not have resulted from the anguish of their accumulated misfortunes at the time. The young woman asked the deceased if she would like to have a doctor to which the latter replied Yes, and desired that Dr. Scholfield micht [might] be sent for. Prisoner put on his hat and said that he would go and fetch him, but he never went. On the day foilowing [following] prisoner was at a pwuodlic-house, [public-house] conversing about the probability of his wife's death. Some one in the pwblic-house [public-house] advised him to procure medical aid, and, consequently, prisoner invited Mr. Haikyard, [Hawkyard] surgeon, to go and visit his wife. Previously, however, to Mr. Halkyard's [Hawkyard's] visit, prisoner threw away all his wife's vomit, and cleansed the floor and bed- [bedclothes] clothes, removing every trace of its appearance. Mr. Halkyard [Hawkyard] sent a bottle of mcdicine [medicine] and some opium pills, but prisoner kept back the pills, and only gave a portion of the other medicine. In a few hours his wife died. Prisoner then declared that he would take his wife's remains to Ashton, and immediately began pack- [packing] ing up his things; but suspicion was aroused, and the prisoner was the same day arrested on a charge of poisoning his wife. After his arrest the prisoner made a statement to the effect that Martha Buckley had poisoned her by administering a powder which she said was cream of tartar. Another statement made by the prisoner was, that Martha Buckley had requested him to get some arsenic to poison mice, and that she had subsequently administered a dose of it in mistake to her sister, at the same time giving prisoner a shilling to say nothing about it. In consequence of this statement Martha Buckley had been epprehended [apprehended] and kept in custody a considerable time, but was eventually ac- [acquitted] quitted. The witnesses for the prosecution were then called, and their examination lasted for several hours. The above facts were in the main established. Among them was Mr. F. Crace [Race] Calvert, of Manchester. He said that he had analyzed [analysed] the contents of deceased's stomach, and found a very large quantity of arsenic-several ins. There was sufficient, he was of opinion, to pro- [produce] duce death. This closed the case for the prosecution. Mr. Sergeant Wilkins then addressed the jury for the defence. The learned counsel dwelt upon the awful solemnity of the duty they had met to discharge, and then proceeded to show the improbability of the pri- [pro- prisoner] soner [sooner] having committed the deed alleged against him. The prisoner was out of work at the time, and his wife in full employment, earning 10s. per week. Again, it was an indubitable fact, that the prisoner and his wife had lived together on the most affectionate terms. The learned Sergeant then proceeded to review the evidence. He threw at once the criminality of the proceeding of his client on the witness, Martha Buckley, and showed from her evidence and conduct that she was the guilty party. She expressed a wish that her sister was dead. She got prisoner to buy the arsenic-that he believes. Had prisoner intended to have poisoned his wife would he have taken aman [man] with him when he went to buy the poison It came out in evidence that this was so. 'Would he have told the policeman where he bought the poison He then reviewed Mrs. Buckley's charac- [character- character] ter [te] aud [and] conduct, and by referring to the evidence showed that she had acted as a blackguard towards her sister when she was lying ill, and had throughout contem- [cont- contemplated] plated the ruin of the prisoner, and when she found herself in custody on the charge, nothing was so natural as that she should turn round and endeavour to exculpate her- [herself] self by casting the weight of this revolting crime upon deceased's husband. And why Because prisoner, when he saw his mother-in-law commit an act for which he blushed, he forgot not his sense of rectitude, and went to give evidence against her. The learned gentle- [gentlemen] men went in the most minute manner through all the evidence in the order in which it came before the jury, and showed that great enmity existed in deceased's family towards him and deceased, and Martha Buckley alone was the criminal. The learned Sergeant then dwelt at much length upon the conduct of the prisoner, maintaining that all his actions were open, candid, and unlike a guilty man. No trace of poison in the pota- [pots- potatoes] toes, or the porridge, or the tea, which he had made her, had, been found. The learned Sergeant's appeal to the jury was one of uncommon skill and eloquence, at the conclusion of which the court adjourned, having been engaged nine hours in the case. His Lordship told the jury that he had made every arrangement he could for their comfort, and then entreated them not to speak to one another on the subject of the trial, but to reserve themselves for the summing up in the morning. At nine o'clock on Saturday morning his lordship took his seat on the bench. The prisoner, who seemed very anxious and deadly pale, but otherwise perfectly collected, was then placed in the dock, and his. lordship proceeded to sum up the evidence for the jury. He said that the life of a fellow subject was at stake, and the duty of the jury would be to consider him innocent until his guilt was established, and then to returna [returns] verdict irrespective of consequences. If there was any doubt, however, they must give him the benefit thereof. The prisoner was married sixteen months ago to de- [deceased] ceased, who appeared to be somewhat delicate. On the Monday prior to her death she was pretty.well;.on Tuesday she was ill; she rallied again, and on Wednes- [Wednesday- Wednesday] day was much better. On Thursday morning she was very il and on that afternoon she expired. It was said she was poisoned, and from the evidence of the surgecn [surgeon] that was put beyond all doubt. Who was the was the question. On this day the prisoner was found offering her something to take, and she having already been made sick by that medicine, refused to receive it. What were the motives to induce him to commit so diabolical an act, supposing he was guilty of it It was said she was in two burial funds, and he did this deed with a view to possess himself of the money to be de- [derived] rived from those clubs. Again, the prisoner threw the blame upon Martha Buckley, and it would be for the jury to say what motive she could have for such an act. It was given in evidence that the prisoner was kind to his wife, and it did seem strange that he should seek to destroy her. He then noticed the statement made y prisoner to the constable, and the discrenancies [discrepancies] therein. Phen [Then] came Martha Buckley's statement, wherein she denied having given anything at all to hor [or] sister in the suape [super] of medicine. She had xo opportuinity [opportunity] of admin- [administering] istering [string] anything to her until Tuesday afsornoon,- [afternoon,- afternoon] deceaved [deceased] had been ill aud [and] vomited before then. 'Then sno [no] rallied, and in the absence of Martha Buckley, on the Wednesday night, she becan [bean] to vomit asain, [again] The conduct of prisoner with respoct [respect] to the surgecn, [surgeon] Schole- [Schofield] ficld [field] was singular. It was said that he had gone to fetch this surgeon, but he never went. The learncd [learned] juege [judge] went through the whole of the evidence in a very exve- [eve- useful] ful [full] manner, and as fact after fact was remarked upon, the case assumed a blacker appearance against the prisoner. At length he came to notice the las priacipal [principal] fact in the case against the When Dector [Doctor] Halkyard [Hawkyard] called to sce [se] deceased, the prisoner, on the surgeon taking his leave, said to kim, [kin] he was a weaver and wrought at Ashton, from which place he had been sent for to come to see his wife, and it was a great inconvenience that he had come. Now why Cid he tell this faisehood [falsehood He was not at work at that time, bué [be] his wife had been making 10s. per week, peu [pee] which they had lived. Was i that prisoner thoucht [thought] the surgeon had discovered the cause of his wife's illness, and was afraid that he might suppose prisoner had ad- [administered] ministered to her the poison -therefore he thouchi [thou chi] to persuade the surgeon that he had been from home during that day. This was among the last of the cir- [circumstances] cumstances [cum stances] he romarked [remarked] upon, and then by addressing the jury on their duty of pronouncing en impartial and conscientious verdict. The jury then retired, and after an absence of twenty- [twenty] five minutes, returned with a verdict of Guilty, The prisoner, in avery [very] slow and emphatic manner, exclaimed-'TI am not guilty, my lord I'am not guilty, my lord ' My, Justice Cresswell then assumed the black cap, and amidst the solemn silence and breathless attention of the court, passed sentence upon the anxious culprit in the following terms William Ross, a jury of your country, after a long and patient inquiry and investige- [in vestige- investigation] tion, [ion] have pronounced the verdict of guilty against you on a charge of willful [wilful] murder, committed on the person of your wife. And although you now say that you are not guilty, Iam [I am] bound to bear my testimony to the correctness of that verdict, and to state, thus publicly, that the evidence in this case hes brought home to my mind as perfect a conviction that your hand was thet [the] which administcre1 [administered] the fatal dose to your wifeas [wives] if I had seen it with these eycs. [eyes] Itisin [Sitting] vain now to tell me that you are not guilty. Feeling, therefore, in my own mind, that the verdict which has been returned is right, I should but delude you if I were to hold out the smallest hope thet [the] the full and fatal sentence of the law will not be carried into effect egainst [against] you. If it were inquired what moiive [motive] you had for this most dread- [dreadful] ful [full] crime, I answer that the recesses of the human heart. ave open to the eye of God alone. I profess net to decide on motives. The evidence to my mind was so clear and conclusive that there is no need to seek for motives. We musi [music] rest satisfied with secing [seeing] that the fact is proved. The motive may be unknown to man. It matters not. What is it that you have done You have murdered her whom you had vowed before God to cherish and preserve. Under protence [pretence] of adminis- [admin- administering] tering [tearing] medicine to relieve her cf her supposed sickness, you have taken the opportunity to destroy the life which it was your duty to protect. You have sent her, unprepared, to her last account. I hope she was better prepared for it than you must be at this moment. When you are removed hence you will be placed under the superintendence of a minister of the gospel, whose duty,-whose painful and anxious duty-it will be to endeavour to prepare you, as well as he can, for that dread trial which you will hereafter have to undergo, and by which your everlasting doom will be determined. After a few more observations the learned judge pro- [pronounced] nounced [announced] Sentence of Death upon the prisorer [prisoner] in the usual terms, the condemned man again ejaculating with much firmness and solemnity, Not guilty my lord; I am not guilty of the crime At the opening of the Crown Court, on Monday, Mr. Justice Cresswell proceeded to pass the following SENTENCES, John Fisher, convicted of a felonious assault upon a child, under eleven years of age, at Leeds, to be Tran- [Transported] sported for Fifteen Years. Thomas Ashmoor, [Ash moor] who pleaded guilty to a highway robbery with violence, at Brompton, to be Transported for Ten Years. Richard Booth, for manslaughter at Elmley, to Six Months Imprisonment. The prisoner, on being called upon, said the constable might have prevented them fighting. He also complained that his attorney had not come a second time to see him.-His Lordship Are you done -Prisoner Yes, my lord.-Justice Cresswell It ill becomes you to make complaints of this kind. You fought unlike a man, and now you say the con- [constable] stable ought to have prevented you fighting. Your conduct has been very bad, no doubt of it. True, if the constable was there, he ought to have prevented you. If the parties allowed you to fight, was that any reason that you should fight like a wild-beast, and when your antagonist attempted to rise to take the opportunity of kicking him most brutally And are you the man to complain of others not stopping you -Prisoner They fight any way they can in that country.-Justice Cress- [Cresswell] well It was most unmanly conduct, and had it been a little worse, I should have felt it my duty to have sent you out of the country. Maria Woodall, for concealing the birth of her new born child, at Ecclesall Bierlow, Twelve Calendar Months' Imprisonment. James Rathmell, for removing goods with intent to de- [defraud] fraud his creditors, at Bradford, Three Calendar Months' Imprisonment. John McAndrew, convicted of bigamy, at Leeds, to be Imprisoned with Hard Labour for Twelve Months. John Ellis, who pleaded guilty to bigamy, at Don- [Doncaster] caster, to be Imprisoned with Hard Labour for Six Months. Caroline Shaw, convicted of bigamy, et Thorne, to be kept to Hard Labour for Three Months, Ann Masters, convicted of bigamy, at Hull, to be Im- [In- Imprisoned] prisoned with Hard Labour for Three Months. Jane Beatham [Leatham] and John Lawrence Marsh, convicted, the former of bigamy, at Leeds, and the latter aiding and abetting her therein, to be severally Imprisoned with Hard Labour for Three Months, Augustus Holman, who pleaded guilty to four distinct charges of forgery at Leeds, and John M'Gibben, [M'Given] for forgery at Hull, were then placed at the bar. In pas- [passing] sing sentence, his Lordship said cases give me, with the exception of one case, more pain than any which I have tried at these assizes. For, however greatly I may feel for your position, a sense of duty, which in this place I must allow to overrule all my feelings of pity and compassion, and discharge my duty faithfully, though sternly, in passing judgment, forbids me to pass upon you any sentence that can be deemed a light one. From your position in the mercantile world I cannot doubt but you were aware of what was the law respecting forgery but a few years ago, and the inevitable consequences that followed a conviction of that offence. One of you at least must be old enough to remember a remarkable instance of a person filling one of the highest positions in the mercantile world, in London, who suffered death upon the scaffold for this crime. No doubt, you both are sufficiently ac- [acquainted] quainted [acquainted] with the history of our criminal jurisprudence to remember a still more remarkable instance than even that. From the death of Dr. Dodd down to the period when the law was most mercifully changed, there was scarcely an instance known when conviction was not followed by the execution of the offender. It is most gratifying to me that the law is altered in this respect, and at first was changed simply from death to the highest secondary punishment known to our law. At that time no discretion was left in the hands of the judge as to the sentence to be pronounced, but the prisoner convicted of the offence of forging a bill of exchange was of necessity sentenced to transportation for life. A further commutation has since taken place, and it is now left with the judge to use his discretion in passing sentence. With respect to you, Augustus Hol- [Ho- Holman] man, being a person of education, you were fully aware of the importance of maintaining your credit in the mercantile world, through negotiable security, and did not apparently commit this forgery through immediate necessity, but probably for the purpose of obtaining a fictitious credit, and so enlarging your speculations and hopes of gain, you eagaged [engaged] in this unlawful practice, and then, when the reverse came, your creditors would suffer to a large amount. The same remarks apply to you, M'Gibbon, who seem to have lost sight of your position from your friends and relatives, and seemed to be disregarding the ruin you might bring upon them by forging their names. And, therefore, there is nothing to extenuate the offence you have committed. It is said that you have up to this time borne good cha- [ca- characters] racters. [Carters] Unhappily, from the nature of the case, it is difficult to say whether you may not have practised this. course of offence or crime fora long period of time. Indeed, from the deliberate manner in which you, John M'Gibbon, had prepared materials for tracing the writ- [writing] ing,-and [and] the other things for imitating the handwriting of the injured parties, the success with which that was done leads to the unhappy conclusion that you had for some time practised it. I have carefully considered these cases, and have endeavoured to bring down the punishment that I may. also administer justice. The sentence was Fifteen Years Transportation. Mark Bennett, convicted of uttering forged Bank of England notes at Hull, to be Years, Samuel Whitehead Harefidd, [Hereford] convicted of uttering forged Bank of England notes at Hull, to be Tran sported with Hard Labour for Eighteen Months, Daniel Sintth [Smith] (out on bail), charged with stealing at Scawton, not having surrendered for trial, had his recognizances estreated. [treated] The court then disposed of three other trials of minor interest, and proceeded to try causes. Transported for Fifteen NISI [NOS] PRIUS COURT. WESLEYAN TRIALS. CHADWICK v. COULTAS.-(Spectal [COULTAS.-(Special] Jury.) Im [In] this ease, Mr. Martin, 0.C., Mr. Sergeant Wilkins, Mr. Mathews, and Mi. Rew [Re] appeared for the plaintitf; [plaintiff] and Bir, [Sir] Roebuck, .C., and Mr. Hugh Hull for the defondant. [defendant] The action was brought to recover damages for an alleged Ebel, [Eel] written and published by the defondant, [defendant] on the in a paraphlet [pamphlet] relating to a decision passed en the defendant by a selfconstitnted court of the Wesleyan kody, [body] on a matter arising out of the de- [defendant] fendant's [defendant's] conduct in recent disputes in that body. The libel complained ef was, that the defendant, in a note to iis [is] painpblet, [palpable] had writtca [written] of the plaintiff that he, by the inuuauvre [insure] of hocussine [cuisine (which the inuendoes [intends] ex- [explained] plained to mean the administering of stunefyine [satisfying] drucs) [drugs] had admitted to this court, or commilttce [committee] of delocates, [delicate] the trustee leaders, who were hostile to a Mr. Taylor, whilst the non-trustee membors, [members] three-fourths of whom were his had beon [been] excluded; that this was a mastorwpieco [masterpiece] of ecleciicneering [electioneering] trickery, and had its ovigin [origin] in the fertile brain of James Chadwick, Exy. [Ex] Ti 6 Te libel then went on to state, he is reputed to be up to every artful dodge practised at an election, whether for a city or a ward, from personating [persona ting] a dead voter to ho- [housing] cussing the drink of a living one. -The defendant ploaled [polled] Not Guilty, and also a special plea stating tiat [that] the words up to hocussing [housing] the drink, &e., were n t understood by the persons to whom the alleged libol [libel] was published, or by or amougs [Amos the neighbours or acquaintances of the plaintiff, as expressing and meaning the so administering such diugs [dogs] and substances for the purposes mentioned in the declaration, nor were they iatended [attended] by the defendant to be so understood. Mr. Martin, in stating the case, said that the plaintiff was a lecther [leather] merchant at York, and had been very active in clections [elections] in that city. Defendant was a printer at York, and a Methodist local preacher. Defendant bad attended the mecting [meeting] of Wesleyan delegates who met in London on the 12th of March last. When he returned to Yerk [York] he was disowned as having broken the rules of Methodism, and a court was called on the th April, at New-street chapel, York, to try him for this fault, composed of twenty-seven leaders and preachers, fificen [fifteen] of whom condenmed [condemned] Mr. Coultas, and twelve were in his faveur. [favour] After this decision, the withdrew from the Wesleyan body, and published the pamphlet in which was contained the libel complained of. The pluntiff [plaintiff] was present at the court, but did not much inteifere; [interest] and ke now expressed himself, through his counsel, as williag [William] to accept a public apclogy [apology] from the defendant. After the publication of the libel had been proved, and some letters read, in which the defendant had said that he did not really mean to charge the plaintiff with hocussing, housing, or with personation, [position] Mr. Roebuck rose to address the jury for the defend- [defendant] ant. The learned counsel's speech was long and anima- [animated] ted. After giving a bricf [brick] historical sketch of the present constitution of Methodist churches he proceeded to ex- [express] press his regret that the plaintiff had not long ago ex- [expressed] pressed the same wish which he then had done, without proceeding to the extremity of an action. The defendant had taken anactive [active] part in the differences which had, unfortunately arisen in the Wesleyan body, and he complained that the trial to which he had been subjected had not been a fair one, but that those who had tried him were a packed body, having amongst them an undue preponderance of preachers. This was the artful dodge complained of, and the plaintiff was the dodger. The words of the libel imputing that the plaintiff was up to hocussing, [housing, &c., did not accuse him of practising those things. These strifes [strides] and divisions in the Wesleyan body were much to be re- [regretted] gretted, [greeted] and would go far, if not put an end io, to im- [in- impair] pair its usefulness. The learned judge left it to the jury to say whether the defendant meant by saying that the plaintiff was up to hocussing, [housing] dodging, and personation, [position, that the plaintiff practiscd [practice] those things, and if he did, to give such damages as the nature of the case required. The jury found a verdicé [verdict] for the plaintitfii-Damages [plaintiff-Damages] one farthing. The case has excited peculiar interest in York and its neighbourhood. The court was crowded during the whole time of the trial. WOOD AND OTHERS v, SUTCLIFFE AND OTHERS. (Special Jury.) Mr. Knowles, Mr. Martin, Mr. Adolphus, and Mr. Cowling were for the plaintiffs; Mr. Watson,,Mr. Tom- [Tomlinson] linson, [London] and Mr. Hill for the defendanis. [defendant] This was an action brought to recover damages for injury which the plaintiffs said they had sustained in consequence of the defendants fouling the water of Bowling beck, at Bradford, and which water the plain- [plaintiffs] tiffs require for the purposes of their manufacture. The plaintiffs, Messrs. Wood and Walker, are extensive worsted spinners at Bradford. In 1312 or 1813 the plaintiffs built their mill, and began to use the water of this beck. There were at that time only a small com mill on the beck, half a mile from plaintiff's premises, and helfa [half] mile further a small dyeing establishment. The latter has since become a very large place, and is known as Ripley's dye-works. The fouling of the water in the first instance, was very inconsiderable, and conze- [cone- consequently] quently, [frequently] before it reached the plaintiffs' premises, it be- [became] came perfectly clear. Some years ago, viz. in 1844 and 1845, the defendants purchased a piece of land in the locality of this beck, and erected there some dyeworks, from which, it was said, there issued such injurious matter as corroded plaintiffs' machinery to an extent so great as frequently to require the works to be stopped altogether for the purpose of being cleaned out. To show the quantity of offensive matter which came from defendants' premises, it was stated that in every 200 gallons of liquid there was a sediment of ten ounces of solid matter and to give the jury a notion of the dama- [drama- damages] ges, [ge] it was alleged that the wages paid by the plaintiffs amounted to about 70 per day, which, of course, became a serious consideration, when the works had to be stopped for a day or more to cleanse the machinery from the injurious matter emanating from the defend- [defendants] ants' establishment. The plaintiffs' right to the water was no part of the dispute, nor whether the water ought to be free from impurity the only plea which the de- [defendants] fendants [defendant] had put on the record was that of Not Guilty, or in other words, that they were not the par- [parties] ties who had caused the injury complained of. The learned judge, in summing up the case, said the only question he should leave for the jury to decide was, whether the defendants fouled the waiter so as to cause some damage to the plaintiffs. The jury retired to consider their verdict, and after a considerable absence they returned a verdict for the plaintiffs, damages One Farthing. WALLIS v. INGHAM. Mr. Martin was counsel for the plaintiff, and Mr. Ser- [Se- Sergeant] geant [grant] Wilkins was for the defendant. This action was arranged in court between the counsel. Mr. Sergeant Wilkins said the action arose out of his client having made use of some observations in a pub- [public] lic [li] company to the prejudice of plaintiff, about his pay- [paying] ing 13s. 6d. in the pound. It seemed that there were no grounds for such observations, and they had thought it best thus to arrange the matter. As the plaintiff had been considerably injured by the statements of defendant, which to-day he repudiated as incorrect and mischievous, we may state that Mr. John Wallis, the plaintiff, is a gentleman carrying on an ex- [extensive] tensive oil-cloth and tarpauling [tarpaulin] manufactory at Sowerby Bridge, near Halifax. The defendant, Mr. Joseph Ing- [Ingham] ham, resides at the same place. On a certain day some short time ago, Mr. Wallis was at the Bull's Head Inn, when defendant came there, and among other remarks said plaintiff had only paid 13s. 6d. in the pound, and added that everything he had said he could prove. Plain- [Plaintiff] tiff has been very successful in business, but it seemed that he had suffered very great annoyance from defen- [defend- defendant] dant. [dan] Plaintiff's creditors had almost all received anonymous letters affecting his credit thereby. FARNSIDE [fancied] KNOWLES. Mr. Martin, Mr. Atherton, and Mr. Rew [Re] were counsel for the plaintiff; Mx. Bliss, Mr. Tomlinson, and Mr. Manstey [Mastery] were for defendant. This was an action brought by defendant to recover the right to a well situate in Wickham, in the parish of Thornton. The plaintiff is a woolcomber [wool comber] residing at this place, and defendant is a farmer residing at Hedge House. The latter, in February, 1848, diverted the water from the course which it has followed for the last forty years prior to this suit, and destroyed the well attached thereto, called Wickham Well. By an Act of Parliament passed a few years ago it is provided that if a party has been occupier of a well or spring for twenty years, it shall be a sufficient right thereto; and if for forty years, it gives a perfect right to the enjoyment of the well or spring. The question was to decide the length of time the said well had been open to the tenants of the cottages now occupied by the plaintiff and several neighbours. yee [see] A numberof [number of] witnesses were then called and examined for the plaintiff. Mr. Bliss addressed the jury for the defendants. He contended that the Wickham Well in question was the pri- [pro- private] vate [ate] property of the defendants. The inhabitants in the first instance were allowed, as an act of kindness, to take the water, but as the population increased it was found that the well was incapable of supplying the cot- [cottages] tages [ages] and the defendants with water. The defendants, therefore, refused to allow the inhabitants to take any more water, and stopped up the well, and made a new one, which they covered with a lid and locked as they had a perfect right to do. A number of witnesses on behalf of the defendants were called, and they proved that the cottagers obtained water by sufferance. About twenty years ago, and at different periods since, disputes had arisen with respect to the right of the cottagers going to the well for water, and one witness said that he had been structed [instructed] many years ago, to compel the cottagers to pay a yearly acknowledgment for the privilege of procuring water. The cottagers, however, were SO and so much opposition was manifested that it was found next to impossible to carry such a plan into effect. Mr. Atherton, in reply, contended that the reason why disputes had arisen was owing to the fact that many of the were woclecombers. [welcomes] They had fouled the water Ly procuring it with soapy and creasy [crease] vessels, which they had used in their business. If the water had been kept pure, and used simply for domestic purposes, there would never have been any oppesition [opposition] to the cottagers. His witnesses had proved that a user of right had been in ex's ence [once] from 1802 te 1848. His Lordship im [in] wnming [mining] up the ease to the jury said the evidence proved the cottayers [cottagers] had enjoyed the privileges by periuis-iou.-Verdiet [Paris-you.-Verdict] for the plaintiff. GREENWOOD WAUD AND anovier. [another] Special Sir a fs artin, [train] Mr. FOL, and 4h. Manicty [Manic] wore for the ai Mr. Enewhks, [Newhouse] Me. Tuialinson, [Dickinson] and the Hon. s for the defendants. lan Greenwood, an lronforider [conferred] at syei [Syria] alice [Alice] soe [se] a wise 1 was the plaintiff; and Messrs. C. a oe ifacturers, [manufacturers] were the def same place, manu [man] i Poa [PA] ty action was in respect cf a tres [tees] have been cotauilicd [curtailed] by the de-cnida [de-Canada] in havine [having] broken and a close of the pla [la] ercetul [recital] a flight of steps, becken [Becker] down a wall, andanade [andante] a com- [common] mon sewer. The jlaiuciff [cliff] end the defendants hal [al] each lant [lane] bhik [hike] 9, in the neivhboer [November] out, 1 ae it and the fomner [former] had fermed [formed] the ic a ants were 1 to infiinse [infinite] upon wich [which] rights, either on cone or the olacr [collar] yO ee ae ae tre. [te] Tho was the object of this action to try. ine [in] Fame aks [as] seching [Chinese] BLS [BS] contended that the defendants had no public vigh [high] way over a certain piece of land, aud [and] that they had no right to erecé [erect] there the fight of steps in question. He fondants had a admiszted [admitted] that defoncants [defendants] private right of way, but insisted that right musi [music] be oceupicd [occupied] and cajoycd [cajoled] by them in the ordiuary [ordinary] way, by levelling and taaki [taking] the road like a street, and notin [Norton] the fashion of 5 he complained. Subject to that private right of way, plaintiiy [plaintiff] contended that he had a right to deal with the road as he liked, and to put up the wall in question, which defendants had pulled down, they and their tenants insisting on a carriage right or way from ther [the] premixes. The defendants pleaded-irst, [pleaded-first] not guilty ; secondly, that the plaintiff was not possessed of the property thirdly, tiat [that] they bed his leave and license to do as they had done; fourthly, that they were pos- [post- possessed] sessed [ceased] of a public vight [eight] cf way. by virtwe [virtue] of which they had committed the acts complained of and fifti iy, [fifty iy] they justified, on the ground of having a private right of way, by means of the dlight [light] of steps epcken [spoken] of. To the pleas the plaintiff sail, as to the frst [first] and second ther [the] was no doubt of the of the affivmative, [affirmative] viz, the the defendants were guilty, and that the plaintiff wes [West] possessed, With respect to the alleged re and license, there wes [West] not the slightest pretence for for plaintiff had always protcsied [protected] avainst [against] it; and as to the public right of way claimed. thatany [that any] such right existed, unless it were contained inthe [another] deeds, which was a question for his lordship rather than for the jury. In answer to the plea of justification, plaintiff male the admission that defendants had a private right of wey, [we] but he contended that they must exercise that right in the manner set ows [ow] in the deeds, and not in a menner [manner] inconvenient to him, the plaintiff, who merely soughs to try a right, and therefore asked for nominal damages only. After the partial hearing of the plaintifi's [plaintiff's] ease it wes [West] arranged that the defendant should havea [have] part of the road fenced off, and that the expense cf the special jury and the view be paid between tue parties. A juror wes [West] withdrawn, and the case wes [West] ended. ing 2 vc A ' In consequence of the setilement [settlement] of one or two actions, and the making remancts [remnants] of two importars [important] causes (by consent), the assizes terminated sooner than was anticipated. The eases tried to-day were not maiters [matters] of public interest. At twelve o'clock, Mr. Justice Cresswell having finished the Well cause, which was partly tried yesterday, rose, and it was un- [understood] derstood, [stood] left the city for the Marquis of Londonderry's park. An action on a bill, arising out of a disputed partnership acconnt, [account] and an action of trespass to try the right of way over part of the premises of Mr. Green- [Greenwood] wood, a manufacturer, at Bradford, were heard befors [before] Mr. Justice Wightman and special juries in the othe [the] court, the business of which concluded soon after two o'clock. This concluded tie business of the assizes. COURT OF BANKRUPTCY FOR THE LEEDS DISTRICT. BUSINESS DURING THE ENSUING WEEK. Before Mr. Commissioner Ayrton. Monpay, [Monday] July 29.-E. Jennings, cornmiller, [corn miller] Horsforth, near Leeds; further audit, and second and final dividend and proof of debts, at eleven. Samuel Nicholson, chemist, &e., York; choice of assignees and proof of debts eleven. TUESDAY, July 30,-Thomas Cowsill, [Cowgill] grocer, Bradfur [Brad fur] last examination and proof of debts; adjourned from 23 h June last; at cleven. [eleven] Blackburn, Pickles and Co., cotton spinners, Ibbot [Abbott] Royd Mill, Wadsworth, near Halifax tirst [first] audit, at eleven. WEDNESDAY, July 31 (at the Town-hall, Hull.) -G. Lit ter, [te] jun., ale and porter merchant, Hull first audit an first dividend, and proof of debts, at eleven. J. Faweet [Sweet] timber merchant, Hull; certificate adjourned from 12th June last; at halfpast [half past] twelve. William Rawscn, [Reason] sce l [se l] merchant, Market Rasen, Lincoln; certificate, halfpast [half past] twelve. at Before Mr. Commissioner West Fripay, [Friday] August 2 (at the Commercial Buildings, Leeds.) -S. and J. Chappel, potters Hunslet; dividend and provi [prove] of debts joint estate and separate estate of J. Chappel; at eleven. George Sheppard, corn dealer, Thornton-le-Clar [Thornton-le-Car] dividend and proof of debts, at eleven. John seed merchant, &c. Pomfret; choice of assignees and pro of debits, at eleven Blanchard and Passmore, tailors, Leeds; choice of assignees and proof of debts, at eleven. SaTURDAY, [Saturday] August 3 (at the Council Hall, John Sorby, stecl [steel] melter, &c., Sheffield certificate ai - journed [joined] from 23rd Feb.; at ten. ALLEGED ATTEMPT To Potson [Poison] a CREW.-NMr. [CREW.-Mr] William Michel, master of the barque Esther Frances, re- [recently] cently [cent] arrived at this port from Havannah, [Hannah] was brought up in custody at the Town-hall, Falmouth, on Tuesday last, on a charge of having attempted to poison Mr. William Shaw, a passenger, and some, if not all, of thecrew. [the crew] It may be mentioned that in consequence of violent acts, re- [resulting] sulting [silting] from intemperance, coupled with the above serious attempt, the master was placed in arrest by the crew about a week after she had left Havannah, [Hannah] and had been kept in his cabin the remainder of the voyage, the mate, Mr. Duni- [Uni- Dunipace] pace, taking charge of the ship. On her reaching the Chan- [Channel] nel, [ne] she made for this port, and the captain was handed over to the police authorities. At the proceedings before the mayor and other magistrates, Mr. Tilly proseeuted, [prosecuted] and a Mr. Green attended for the accused. The principal witness examined was Mr. Shaw, who is connected with the Real del [de] Monte Association, and was a passenger in the vessel. He deposed to the captain being the worse for liquor from the time of the ship leaving up to the 12th of June. On the latter day he seemed much excited. A water jug was kept in the cabin which they all - On the evening of the 13th Mr. Shaw was induced to watch the movements of the captain. He was seen to open his medicine chest, and shortly afterwards he was heard to pour something into the jug. He then became more excited in his manner, and desired to have some soup. Soup was then given him, and he cried out, The has done me at last. He called for ginger and water, and directed the mate to get the water from the dipper on the deck. Requiring more water, the mate told the boy that he need not go on the deck for it, as there was some in the jug. The jug was found under his cot, and on the water bemg [beg] poured out, it appeared of a milky character. He refused to take it, and told the mate to get a botile [bottle] from the second mate, which he had previously given him. The bottle had two labels upon it- extract of lead anc [an] poison. They put some of the contents into a glass of water, and its taste and appearance was similar to that in the jug. The crew then placed him under arrest, and on being accused by Mr. Shaw, he said, Well, if I did it, I must have been crazy at the time, and I hope it will be forgotten. After a patient investigation, the bench cor- [considered] sidered [resided] that although there was a strong degree of suspicior [suspicion] there was no proof of a felonious intent, therefore the pr soner [sooner] was discharged, . SINGULAR BLUNDER.-At the Buckinghamshire Assizes, it concluded, the grand jury ignored a bill against James dgway, [decay] of Waddesdon, for rape. When this announce- [announcement] meut [met] was made in court, by some unaccountable misunder- [mi sunder- mi sunder] the sheriff set at large another prisoner named eorge [George] Lee, charged with stealing trousers from a shop, instead of the man charged with commitiing [committing] the rape. The discharged prisoner, no doubt congratulating himself upon his lucky escape, quickly made his way out of the town ; and had it not been that the blunder was almost immedi- [immediate- immediately] ately [lately] discovered, he would most prebably [probably] have got clear off. When the discovery was made, Sergeant Cornaby's [Corny's] services were immediately called into requisition, who quickly got upon the man's track, and eventually overtook him at Wingrave. In reply to the sergeant's explanations, the fellow at first prerended [presented] that he had been rightfully discharged, and refused to return but eventually Cornaby [Corny] succeeded in inducing him to come back, and he was tried and sentenced to six months' imprssonment, [imprisonment] Buchs [Bucks] Chronicle. The ex-king of the French returned to Claremont on Monday last. His retinue was composed of above seventy ersons [persons] and the luggaye, [luggage] consisting of portmanteaus and ndboxes, [bandboxes] weighed upwards of four tons. The greatest solicitude was expressed by his suite for the comfort of the onions, and they wished to carry him from the railway Pp rm carriage, but he ve opposed their good intentions. ood [od] bumouredly [Bradley] SoMNAMBULISM.-DisTRESSING [Somnambulism.-Distressing] ACCIDENT.-A m [in] i tressing [dressing] accident happened at the house of Mr. Youn [You] builder, Tarperley, [perplexity] Cheshire, on the night of the 15th inst. About ten o'clock the servant, Elizabeth Jones, aged 15. went to bed, and shortly afterwards Mr. Young S So awakened out of his sleep by hearing the 'Theat [That] sheen moans; and the loud barking of a dog whi [who] edgy in the yard. He dressed himself, wend down at mel was shocKed [shocked] to find the poor sul [su] lying o in the yard, where she had fallen 'from aa eee [see] door. a height of eighteen feet. A Surgeon was immediately in attendance, under whose treatment a favourable chang [change] e took place, and in a few days she was so far recovered as to be considered out of danger. The girl had no recol- [recoil- recollection] lection [election] how the accident occurred, and the i is, that in her sl room thro [tho] ep she must have walked from her left open. ugh the attic door, which, unfortunately, was