Huddersfield Chronicle (28/Feb/1857) - page 8

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District News. (Continued from the 5th page. ) SADDLEWORTA. [SADDLEWORTH] SEERSELLER [Seer seller] aT FaULt.-At [Fault.-At] the Uppermill [Upper mill] petty seasions [sessions] on Wednesday, Edmund Hirst, of Roughtown, [Wrought] cost Moasley, [Mossley] Sohn [Son] 5, of pole constable Jo roy charged with having his house open for the sale of beer, and three men drinking therein at twenty minutes before eleven o'clock on Sunday , the 15th inst. The defendant did not deny the ebarge, [barge] and this being his first offence, he was fined in the mitigated penalty of 103. and costs, together 19s. 6d., which was paid, -County Court.-Jury CasE.-Gartside [Case.-Gartside] v. Lawton.- [Lawton] On Saturday, the 2st [st] instant, the monthly sitting of this court was held in the Court-room, Uppermill, [Upper mill] before J. S. T. Green. Esq., judge. The cause list contained a full average number of cases, but only one-Gartside v. Lawton, -rexcited [excited] any interest in the district. The action was brought by Mr. John Gartside, of Denshaw, [Dense] farmer, sheep- [shopkeeper] keeper and brewer, for the sum of 10, alleged damage sustained from defendant's s trespassing upon the unenclosed common land of C haw and part of Den- [Dense] shaw [Shaw] Moors, on Friar Mere; also done by defen- [defend- defendant] dant [dan] to plaintiff's sheep, by reason of defendant and his chasing and disturbing the sheep of plaintiff, between tae [tea] 13th day of June and the 24th of January, last past. Mr. Peck, of Ashton-under-lyne, [Ashton-under-Lyne] solicitor, appeared for intiff [in tiff and Mr. Joseph Lawton, of Delph, and Mr. ee 'Oldham, for defendant.-Plaintiff's solicitor ed the case at considerable length, and called Mr. rtside, [reside] who stated that he was a farmer and sheep- [shopkeeper] keeper at Denshaw, [Dense] and Dowry, on Friar Mere, and that he kept 500 sheep, and had exclusive right of pasturage for his sheep on the unenclosed commons of Castleshaw, [Castles haw] and part of Denshaw [Dense] Moors. The present action was brought in consequence of defendant having allowed his sheep to trespass upon the moors, and the dog of defen- [defend- defendant] dant [dan] having at sundry times chased the sheep of plaintiff. The plaintiff was subjected to a severe cross-examination by Mr. Ascroft, [Croft] who elicited from him that defendant also imed [ied] a right to pasture his sheep upon Castleshaw [Castles haw] Moor and that plaintiff had caused 63 sheep and lambs belonging to defendant to be taken off the moors and im- [in- impounded] pounded that three of tho lambs had died in the pound, and that the remainder of the sheep and lambs were sold by his order at Delph that defendant had commenced an action against him for illegally impounding the sheep and lambs, which action was to be tried at the ensuing assizes at York. Mr. Ascroft [Croft] asked plaintiff it he had not commenced the present action with a view of pre- [prejudicing] judicing [judging] claim in the action now pending in the superior court Plaintiff hesitated to answer, and gaid [said] Dou't Du't] frighten me, man, but ultimately answered in the negative.-Thomas Beilby, Mr. Gartside's farm bailiff; Samuel Gartside, his shepherd Thomas Buxton, his farm servant, and other two witnesses having been examined, Mr. Peck closed the plaintiff's case.-Mr. Ascroft [Croft] Went over a portion of the evidence given, and pointed out the conflicting testimony tendered by the plaintiff and his witnesses, which had clearly upset his own case. He had a number of witnesses which he had pur- [our- purposed] posed to examine, but would not take up the time of the court by doing so, as be had no doubt his Honour would point out to the jury that plaiutiff [plaintiff] had not in any way entitled himself to a verdict.-His Honour drew the atten- [attend- attention] tion [ion] of the jury to those facts of the case which he deemed of importance, in a clear and concise manner.-The [manner.-the] jury retired tothe [tithe] ante-room adjoining the court, and returned in a few minutes, when the foreman announced that the verdict was for the defendant; which verdict was received with satisfaction by a crowded court. His Honour evinced his full appreciation of the verdict by allowing defendant full costs for attorney and witnesses. HOLMFEIRTH. [HOLMFIRTH] Houmrirta [Humorist] CaurcH.-On [Church.-On] Sunday last a collection was made at Holmfirth Church, after morning service, in aid of the Ripon Diocesan Church Building Society. NEWMILL Fair.-This village fair was held last Monday, and was a remarkably dull gathering. A few specimens of cattle and fat pigs were exhibited, and obtained purchasers. The pleasure fair in the evening was thinly attended. 'SCHOOLMASTERS' CERTIFICATES.-A second class certi- [certain- certificate] ficate [fact] has been awarded to Mr. G. T. Ducker, the newly appointed master of the National School, at Holmfirth, by the Committee of Council on Education. Mr. Harris, ot the Holmebridge [Cambridge] National School, has had awarded to him a third class certificate. UPPERTHONG SUNDa Y [Sunday Y] ScHOOL.- [School.- School] The 'teachers and friends ot Upperthong School, held a tea meeting on Mon- [Monday] day last. On the removal of the tables, the meeting was entertained by a number of resitations [recitations] given by the children, interspersed with suitable addresses by the friends of the schoo l.- [schooll] A band of musicians were located in the room, and performed several popular pieces. ODDFELLOWS' ANNIVERSARY.-On Shrove-Tuesday the King William the Fourth Lodge of the Independent Order of Sadfellows, [Sad fellows] celebrated their anniversary by dining together in the club-room, at the Waggon and Horses Inn, Holmebridge. [Cambridge] A gratitying [gratifying] report of the finances of the lodge was given, and the meeting was afterwards agreeably entertained with appropriate addresses and songs. -UpprerTsHone [Upperthong] TOWNSHIP.-At a meeting of the inhabi- [inhabit- inhabitants] tants [ants] of this township, held at the School-room, Upper- [Upper bridge] bridge, on Thursday evening week, for the purpose of making out alist [list] of men qualified and liable to serve as constables, the vestry refused to elect a chairman, or to make out any list as required by the statute, and the over- [overseers] seers have consequently published a list of the constables appointed, sworn, and acting inthe [another] said township for the past year. SHEPLEY Mecaanics' [Mechanics] InstrrvTion.-On [Instruction.-On] Shrove-Tues- [Tuesday] day, the Anniversary of the Shepley Mechanics' Institute was celebrated at the British School-room, when a large number partook of tea. On the removal of the tables, a business meeting was held, presided over by Mr. Ammond [Hammond] Hinchliffe. The secretary read a report of the year's transactions, the finaucial [financial] department showing a balance in hand of 5 5s, Addresses were given by Messrs. J. Mortimer, J. Sanderson, and J. Senior, of Holmfirth. A party of glee singers contributed to the entertainment of the evening. Votes of thanks awarded to the ladies, musicians, speakers and chairman, brought the meeting to a close. Inquest aT Saturday last an inquest was held before G. Dyson, Esq at the Butcher's Arms Inn, in Hepworth village, the death of John Kaye, who died on the previous Wednesday morning from injuries received whilst wrestling with Joseph Shaw on the vious [pious] day. The particulars of this case were given in Est week's Chronicle. The evidence as to the origin of the affair, as adduced at the inquest, showed that the d along with others, were drinking at the Floating Light beerhouse, [beer house] kept by Nathan Kaye, about one and a- half miles from the village. The parties stayed during the whole night of Monday. In the morning one of the com- [company] pany, [any] pamed [named] Joseph Shaw, was taking a nap on the long- [long settle] settle of the house; and the deceased, perceiving this, pulled Shaw from his resting place, saying he would awake that d-L Not content with this, deceased then intimated his readiness to fight or wrestle with Shaw. Shaw expressed himself prepared, and accepted the chal- [cal- challenge] lenge [ledge] to wrestle, saying then they would not hurt each other. 'The [the] two combatants then, for their own gratifica- [gratified- gratification] tion, [ion] and for the amusement of the company, commenced wrestling, and the contest finished by the deceased receiving a foul fall. After a while, Shaw found that his comrade, the deceased, was seriously wounded, and at once set off for the aid of Mr. King, the surgeon. When the medical mau [may] arrived, the injured man was conveyed to his home at Fox-house, Shaw rendering assistance. De- [Deceased] ceased gradually sunk, and expired about eight o'clock the following (Wednesday) morning. A mortem exami- [exam- examination] nation was made on the Friday by Mr. King, and the spinal cord was found to have sustained such severe injury as tocause [to cause] death. The jury returned a verdict of Acci- [Acct- Accidental] dental death. Macistrates' [Magistrates] Court, February 21. (On the Bench J. Moorhouse, J. T. Armitage, and . Bentley Shaw, Esgs. [Eggs] ) A CaSE [Case] WITHOUT a PROSECUTOR.-On the information of one William Battye, of Bowsbaw, [Bows] in Wooldale, a person named Priestley was charged with committing a robbery. The prisover, [prisoner] appeared in court with his head bandaged ; but as no prosecutor presented himself, the prisoner was immediately discharged. REFUSING TO SUPPORT aA MOTHER.-Jobn [MOTHER.-John] Charlesworth, farmer at Barnside, in Hepworth, was summoned, on the complaint of the Penistone Board ot Guardians, for refusing to contribute to the support of his widowed mother, Sarah Charlesworth,. of Thurlstone, who is now chargeable to the township of Langset, [Largest] in the Penistone union. The defendant is a tenant farmer of above twelve acres of lard, at a rent of 28 a year. He has cattle, a fat pig, and a well-stocked barn, and 20 guineas deposited in the Barnsley Savings' Bank. The defendant had refused to meet the board to make any arrangement.-For the defence, the defendant argued that if he contributed to the support of his mother, he would have to neglect his own family.-The [family.-the] bench, however, made an order for the pay- [payment] ment [men] of 1s. 6d. weekly. MaaistRates' [Magistrates] Court, February 26. (Before J. Moorhouse, Esq.) Two Suspicious Cuaracters,-On [Characters,-On] Monday evening last, constable Earhshaw [Earnshaw] observed two fellows, who gave their names Thomas Wright and Thomas Simson, lurking about the shop window of Mr. Woodcock about the time ef closing shops. He overheard one of the men say he thought they could get in when the shop was closed. They were followed to the shop of Mr. B. Burton in Hol- [Ho- Hollow gate] lowgate, [Howgate] where Wright entered while Simson was secreted not far from the place. Wright was noticed trying to open glass case in the shop, but did not succeed, as it was fastened. Earnshaw then took both of them into custody, Wright was committed for three months to Wakefield, with hard labour, and Simson one month. SLAITHWAITE. THe [The] ConceRT.-On [Concert.-On] the evening of Shrove Tuesday, Mr. Henry Pearson, organist of Slaithwaite Church, gave & miscellaneous concert in the National School-room. 'The [the] vocalists engaged were Miss Hirst and Miss Crosland, of Huddersfield, Miss Crabtree, Golcar, Mr. Brighouse, beside a full chorus. An excellent quartett [quarter] band was in attendance. Mr. Pearson and his two sons resided at the pianoforte. 'The [the] concert opened by the Band giving Rossini's overture, Tancredi, [distanced, and was followed by the madrigal, in full chorus, Here in Cool Grot. [Got. Mr. Hinchliffe, by desire, gave 'I'm a Roamer, in which he was encored. The Singing Lesson, by Mr. Hinchliffe and Miss Hirst, was executed so as to draw from the audience an unanimous call for its repetition but in its place they substituted Why answer so demurely. Miss Hirst, in the song Sandy and Jenny, received an encore. Mr. Quarmby, in England, the Land of the Free, was well received, Miss Crosland rendered with much sweetness Kitty Tyrrel, [Tyre, which was rapturously encored, when she substicuted [substituted] M'Cee. [M'See] Miss Crabtree was encored in the song Terry O'Regan, for which she gave O Charming May -the last went off exceedingly well. Miss Hirst and Mr. Hinchliffe were also encored in the duet 'Think a sailor faithful. On the whole the concert gave great satisfaction; and the rev. incumbent, before the National Anthem was sung, paid a tribute of praise to the vocal talent which had been iaplayed, [played] and said that he could not but propose of vote thanks to Mr. Pearson and the performers, for the rich treat they had given and to Mr. Pearson in particular, who had voluntarily promised that the proceeds of the entertainment should be given to the fund for the church choir. Mr. Kent, of Bath Cottage, seconded the propo- [prop- proposition] sition, [sit ion] which was unanimously carried. THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1857. WESLEYAN Missions.-On Tuesday evening, the annua [annual] Wesleyan missionary meeting of the Slaithwaite branch society, was beld [bed] in the Centenary Chapel. Inconsequence [In consequence] ot the unavoidable absence of George Brook, of Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield, [Huddersfield] the chair was taken by Mr. Charles Wilkinson, local preacher; and addresses were delivered to an over- [overflowing] flowing congregation by the Revs. Gervase Smith, Bristol ; W. Jessop, Huddersfield; W. H. Holmes, Baptist minis- [minister] ter, [te] Pole moor; and Mr. John Wilkinson, local preacher. The hes were of a most encouraging character, and the financial department was reported to be in a healthy condition. Lopce [Lope] Frstiviry.-On [Festival.-On] Shrove-Tuesday, the members belonging to No. 405 Lodge of the Ancient Order of Fores- [Foresters] ters, [tees] assembled at the Swan-with-T'wo Necks Inn, to cele- [cell- celebrate] brate [rate] the 2lst [last] anniversary of the opening of the lodge, the members dining together on the occasion. After dinner, Brother Hinchliffe, occupied the chair, when the financial business of the lodge was transacted, and the election of officers of the lodge proceeded with. This, and other business of the lodge being concluded, the rest of the. evening was wiled away with songs, recitations, &c. Votes of thanks were to the chairman, and the landlord. Each vote was suitably acknowledged, and the meeting separated, COLLISION BETWEEN PasSENGER [Passengers] AND LucGaGE [Language] TRAINS AT SLAITHWAITE.-On Tuesday morning a collision, which seriously endangered life, and which was destructive to property to the amount of some hundreds of pounds, took place near the Slaithwaite Station, on the London and orth-Western [North-Western] Railway. The accident arose from the passenger train, due at the time, coming in contact with rt of a goods train which had been despatched from Marsden only a few minutes previously, and which was standing on the down line whilst the engine was shunting some carriages on to a siding. The driver of the passenger train had considerably abated his speed, in order to take up the usual passengers at the station and on seeing the danger before him, with much promptitude, put the break on the tender and reversed hisengire. [Hungary] Seeing that a colli- [coll- collision] sion was inevitable, he then jumped off the engine, and escaped with only a slight sprain. A passenger jumped through the window ofa [of] carriage without sustaining much injury. The passengers who were sat with their backs to the engine, suffered considerably trom [from] the shock to which they were subjected. Amongst the casualties may be mentioned the following --Mr. Michael Burke, Oldham, sustained a compound fracture of the lower jaw; Mr. John Bevins, [Begins] Manchester, a contusion of the cheek and left eye ; Harriet Sheppard, Hey-green, Marsden, cut in the corner of the right cheek and eye Juhn [John] Garnett, Delph, asimilar injury ony [on] Wrigley, Dobcross, contused cheek John Machaugh, [Mach] Kilkenny, labourer, injured about the knee; Miss Frank, of Manchester, much shook, and slightly injured about the head; James Horner, Ashton-under- [underlay] Lyne, hurt about the head; Mr. James Morris, Marsden, slightly injured about the knee Mr. E. Sheehan, Liverpool, suffered much from a sprain in the back, and dislocation of his finger; he stopped at the Lewisham Hotel, and was taken forward home by the twelve o'clock train. Mr. L. Hall of Marsden, wasso [was] muchshook [much shook] and injured, that he was com- [compelled] pelled [celled] to return home by the express train, and was attended by the company's medical man in the evening. Mr. Dean, surgeon, who happened to be passing at the time, was of much service in most of the above cases. Mr. Joshua Farrar, of Marsden, also showed great consideration for the injured parties. At the time of the collision, the goods engine was shunting som [some waggons on to the siding ; and the waggons from the first collision, came in violent contact with the engine. The driver jumped off to escape the impending danger-a most fortunate jump for him-as the engine was much damaged, the buffers were wrenched off, and the connecting rods were almost torn away. The crash of the trains was heard for a considerable distance, and people hurried to the scene in numbers, Intelli- [Until- Intelligence] gence [Gents] was sent at once to Huddersfleld [Huddersfield] and Marsden, and was immediately telegraphed to Leeds and Manchester. Mr. Cooper, and Mr. Ramsbottom, with a full force of men and necessary appliances, arrived a little after one o'clock ; but from the energy which had been exhibited by the com- [company] pany's [any's] servants and others, their services were not required in the removal of the debris. The passengers after a detention of upwards of two hours and a half, were forwarded on their journey by a special train from Hud- [HUD- Huddersfield] dersfield. [Huddersfield] The place where the accident occurred was on the viaduct, about 250 yards from the station. 'The [the] dis- [distance] tance [lance] signal is situated in a cutting some hundred yards beyond the viaduct, but cannot be seen at the station and whether it was on at the time, or the trains had been despatched in too quick succession from Marsden, is a sub- [subject] ject [jet] for investigation but certain it is that blame rests in some quarter for had the pasenger [passengers] train been coming in tv the station in full force, the loss of life would, in all pro- [probability] bability, [ability] have been fearful, MARSDEN. OMIssION.-By [Mission.-By] an oversight the name of Mr. J. E. Dowse was omitted from the list of directors of the Marsden Gas Company, limited, which appeared in our impression of last Saturday. Royal ForesTers.-The [Foresters.-the] sick society, bearing this name, held its anniversary on Monday. Nearly 200 mem- [men- members] bers [bees] sat down to an excellent dinner in the public room of the Old Ram Inn. The usual annual financial business was transacted, and eleven new members initiated into the mysteries of Forestry. A ball was given in the evening. The public room in which the celebration took place has recently been greatly improved. Two feet have been added to the height of the room, a new floor has been put down, new windows put in, and gas introduced, so that the spacious room is much better adapted for public occasions than it formerly was. SHALL THE APPROACH TO MARSDEN BE BY A BRIDGE OR STEPPING-STONES Meetings of the ratepayers of Marsden-in-Almondbury and Marsden-in-Huddersfield, were held in the Town- [Town school] school, Marsden, on Thursday evening last, for the purpose of taking into considesation [consideration] the desirability of erecting a bridge over the river Colne, opposite the Green, where stepping-stones are now and have long been the principal entrance to the village of Marsden. About the desirability of the projected bridge, few who have viewed the spot, and seen the traffic over the present stepping-stones can have any doubt. In little bye places, where but seldom a passenger desires to cross a river at a certain point, and when such an occurrence is so rare as not to justify the expense ot constructing a bridge, stepping- [steppingstones] stones may be all very well. But that in a populous village like Marsden such a primitive mode of crossing the river should be continued, for the large traffic passing to and from the railway station to the village, and that the inhabitants should not be ready to sanction the erection of a bridge, seems almast [almost] beyond belief. The stepping-stones form the nearest entrance into the village as a consequence the number of passengers is great. They are wide apart and at times are covered with water, so that the passage is occasionally dangerous; and numerous are the instances of parties missing their footing, and getting a ousing [using] in the river for their temeristy [temerity] in attempting to cross. Often severe colds and other diseases are the result. The meeting of the ratepayers of Marsden-in-Almond- [Almondbury] bury, was first held on Thursday evening. There were between 70 and 80 persons in attendance. Mr. Haigh was first pro to fill the chair, but he refused the intended honour, and Mr. J. B, Robinson was then unanimously called upon to preside, Mr. RoBInsoy, [Robinson] in taking the chair, said he would just make one remark. As chairman, he would act fairly towards all; but as a ratepayer he should have a right to speak on any subject before the meeting. He hoped every ratepayer would aid him in the attempt to keep good order. After reading the requisition convening the meeting, he said he considered it to be one of the most important subjects ever brought before a meeting of ratepayers in Marsden and he hoped it would be discussed in the temper its importance deserved. Mr. Rost. [Rose] TaYLor [Taylor] proposed That a bridge be erected over the river Colne, opposite 'the Green,' in Marsden-in- [Huddersfield] Huddersfield on the one side, and 'the Back Lane,' in Marsden-in-Almondbury on the other side. He could confidently state, as a manufacturer, that the erection of this bridge would not benefit the firm with which he was connected 2d. a year. He believed it was in contemplation to erect a cart bridge, and his carts would not go over it once in seven years, so that his support to the project was disinterested-his only object being the benefit of the township. He would remind them that the firm with which he was connected were pretty large ratepayers; ard [ad] if his partners looked simply at their own interests, they would not support the proposition. He knew that a number were present to oppese [oppose] the motion, becanse [because] they thought they should save 6d. Every one had a right to give his vote as he thought proper. He would state that some years ago this same prvject [project] was entertained. A plan was made, and an estimate given for the new bridge, the cost of which did not amount to 100. The cost to the two townships would be a mere nothing, compared with the public benefit that would result fromits [fr omits] erection. It must also be remem- [rem- remembered] bered [breed] that this was au age of progressive improvement. Some public spirited individuals had recently lighted the village with gas, not so much to benefit themselves as pro- [proprietors] prietors, [proprietors] as not to be behind the neighbouring villages. If they were to keep-pace with other villages they must nrake [Drake] other improvements; and where was anything wanted worse than this bridge It was only recently that old Matthew Waterhouse was crossing the stepping stones, when he fell into the river and got a severe cold. He thought it a disgrace to the two townships that a bridge had not been erected before this. Mr. J. DowsE [Dose] seconded the resolution. A RaTEPAYER-Is [Ratepayers-Is] it to be a cart bridge, a foot bridge, or both Mr. SHaw [Shaw] said he was for a bridge if Mr. Bower would give them land on the other side. He stood up for the benefit of the town, and wanted a good substantial bridge, so that two carts could pass. If not, they could do as they liked. (Laughter and cheers.) He had paid his rate last night. (Laughter.) . Mr. S. WHITEHEAD in answer to questions put, said a 1s. rate in produced 276, and a 10d. rate in Marsden-in-Huddersfield 120. The CHAIRMAN in answer to the question previously put, said it had been considered the best plan to decide whether they would have a bridge or not, and then determine whether it should be afoot or a cart bridge. He asked if any one bad any amendment to move, Mr. J. Hirst moved as an amendment that we have no bridge at all made out of the public purse by the rate- [ratepayers] payers. Mr. JOSEPH TAYLOR seconded the amendment. Mr. BuTTOMLEY [Bottomley] proposed that there be a foot bridge, but his motion was not seconded. Mr. J. Hirst stated that his reason for opposing the bridge was that there was no road leading from it. It led only toa [to] rambling place. (Laughter.) On one side there was consecrated ground, and if they wanted to widen the road on the other side they must pull down buildings. By the present bridge, they had to gu but a few yards further. Mr. R, TayLor, [Taylor] amidst much confusion and interrup- [interred- interruption] tion, [ion] stated that at the present time carts were compelled to go over the watercourse, The CHAIRMAN said this was the case, and if there was a bridge they could cross at all times, whether there was high water or not. The erection of a bridge would not increase the traffic; and if the lane was now wide enough for the traffic, it would be so after the bridge was erected. All the direct traffic to the station could be carried on too, whether there was high water or not. His own firm would not be benefitted [benefit] by the bridge, and would be the heaviest ratepayers. He had signed the requisition, and supported the project on public grounds alone, considering it would be a public benefit. The comparatively small sum for which it could be built, was such that when they got older they would never regret the expenditure, Mr. SHaw-I [Shaw-I] want a bridge, and aright one. I am for improvement, but I want room for it. r. Hirst asserted that the bridge would be of no advantage, and if it was built they would then want another over the other river to go up Foal-lane. A Ratepaver- If [Ratepayer- If] there wants one dver [Dover] one, there wants one over tother. [other] After some further conversation, the amendment was put, when there appeared 45 persons in its favour, As there were only 30 against it, the amendment was declared to be carried. It is well to note that amongst the minority were the most influential men and largest yers [years] in the township. Those who voted against the motion came principally from Lingards, and Mr. Taylor remarked- I never knew a lot come out of Lingards-wood but they wou. [you. . A vote of ks was awarded to the chairman, and the meeting concluded. As one township had decided against the bridge, it was by Mr. HrssLEGRAVE [Hesslegrave] and seconded by Mr. WSE, [WE] that the meeting of the ratepayers of Marsden- [Marsden] in-Huddersfield [Huddersfield] stand adjourned for six months. The motion passed, and the meeting then dissolved. ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MILNSBRIDGE MECHANICS INSTITUTION. The annual meeting of the Milnsbridge Mechanics' Institution was held in the old National School-room, Milnsbridge, on Monday evening last. Although the present soiree had not the attraction of a preliminary tea- [hearty] rty, [try] the attendance was very good, and such ag fully jostified [justified] the committee in the alteration from the usual order of the proceedings. Amongst the gentlemen present on the occasion were G. Armitage, Esq., president of the institution the Revs. J. Jones, Milasbridge [Milnsbridge] CG A, Hulbert, Slaithwaite; and E. Parker, baptist minister, Milnsbridge; T. P. Crosland, Esq., John man, Esq., a oseph [Joseph] Batley, Esq., William Wrigley, Esq., and Mr. Barnet Miss Heaton, of Huddersfield and the Milnsbridge choir gave several pieces during the evening. The chair was occupied by G. Armitage, Esq., president of the institution, who, after stating the reasons for his occupying the chair, called upon the secretary to read the REPORT. Mr. BREWER read as follows It is with much pain the committee have to report that the number of has not increased in the past year but, instead, there has beena [been] slight decrease. The present number of members is 74 of these 24 attend the reading-room the remainder are chiefly boys and girls who receive instruction in the school-room of the institution in reading, writing, accounts, and grammar, by two paid professional teachers and one volun- [voluntary- voluntary] tary [Tar] (the Rev. J. Jones). The committee regret that through the very inferior attainments of the pupils when admitted (the greater part not ing the ability to read) they have not been called upon or found it n to provide classes for higher subjects neither have they succeeded in maintaining an adult class-a very important and necessary addition to a Mechanics' Institution. This class will, however, be resumed as soon as there shall be proper accommodation provided for it. From the fair success which attended the course of lectures of last winter, the committee thought it desirable to have another course this season. Two of these have already been delivered- [delivered the] the first on the poet Cowper, by the Rev. J. Hanson; the other by the Rev. T. B. Bensted, [benefited] incumbent of Lockwood, on phy. [why] The committee have, however, much plea- [pleasure] sure in stating that a successful effort has been made towards the foundation of a library for the use of the members of the institution. The pretss [press] arising from the lectures of last year, together with a donation of 1 from the president, and various sums subscribed and collected by several of the books (a the to avail themselves of a grant o specially adapted to the library of a Mechanis' [Mechanics] Institution), from the Tract Society in Landen 10 worth of boo's were granted by that socicty [society] for 5 sent by the institution. 'The [the] library has farther been aided by a valuable present of 14 volumes of Alison's History of Europe, from G. Armitage, Esq., and also by a valuable Encyclopedia of 14 volumes presented by the Rev. J. Hanson, ex-president. It is a source of pleasure to the committee to announce that the purchase of the Old National School by Mr. G. Armitage (who is making that purchase solely for the purpose ofdetting [affecting] it as a Mechanics' nstitution, [institution] to the members at a low per centage [agent] on the purchase money), is nearly completed. 'I'he forthcoming year will therefore find the institution incomparably better provided with reading-rooms, class-rooms, &c., than here- [heretofore] tofore. [to fore] It is the intention of the committee to fit up the new building in as complete a manner as possible gas will be introduced, and the class-rooms will receive special attention ;'adults will be provided with a class-room dis- [distinct] tinct [tint] from the juveniles, and the committee hope by this to induce many of the young men and women of the neigh- [neighbourhood] bourhood [boyhood] to take the opportunity to improve themselves, who before, from a feeling of delicacy, could not bring them- [themselves] selves to assemble for that purpose in the presence of children. Received subscriptions payments by the pupils, at donations, 33 14s, ad ee or ren uition, [motion] ne pers, [per] periodicals, lighting and cleaning, have amounted 34 6s. 113d.; [d] but as there is upwards of 1 which can be got in, the institu- [institute- institution] tion [ion] may be said to have a balance in its favour of somethin [something] like 8s, The best thanks of the committee are to those gentleman who have aided the institution's opera- [operations] tions [tins] by donations, subscriptions, or otherwise they beg for a continuance of their favours, and hope to see the list extended. Books for the library or any thing of value to the institution will be thankfully received by the committee. In conclusion, the committee beg to call upon the working population of the neighbourhood to support an institution which has been established and is now carried on more especially for their benefit. he PRESIDENT observed that the report was not of a very flattering nature, but as far as he had looked over it, he was glad to say that it wasa [was] true and manly one; it had not attempted to deceive them by making a great show, when great results had not been achieved. Although there was a little decrewse, [decrease] it was more in the reading-room than the class-rooms. He hoped tbat [that] more young persons would come forward and join the institution. Every inducement was held out for them to do so; and if they would not, it was not the fault of the committee. The report at the commencement, alluded rather deli- [delicately] cately [lately] to the manner in which people had temptations held out to them to spend their spare time. They were now met to promote the welfare of an institution to advance the morul [moral] and intellectual welfare of the people ; an institution which was intended as a substitute for the beerhouse. [beer house] (Hear, hear.) He must say that beerhouses, [beer houses] from the manner in which they had been recently con- [conducted] ducted, were demoralising to the poople, [people] and were a dis- [disgrace] grace to the country-many of them being mere dens of iniquity for carrying on gambling and every kind of vice. He spoke as a magistrate, and he thought Mr. Crosland would bear him out in his assertion, He was not one who would prevent the working man from having his pint of beer after such a man had toiled and felt he required it, let him have it if hethought [thought] proper. Still, with such mis- [is- mismanagement] management as they daily saw, he thought it was high time to see if an alteration could not be effected, as it was essential for the people themselves that such houses should be better conducted. The subject was now under the con- [consideration] sideration [side ration] of parliament, and he hoped something would be done for their improvement. Many of them were pro- [probably] bably [ably] aware that the Society of Arts would hold its next annual meeting in Huddersfield in June next, to distri- [district- distribute] bute prizes and give testimonials. 600 would be distri- [district- distribute] bu in prizes, of which sum Sir J. W. Ramsden had given 100. Prizes were things which many clever buys would have a chance of obtaining. He for one should put faith in testimonials if they were of a proper kind. At present, from his experience in the appointment of persons to office, he could say that many of the testimonials given in this part of the country were little better than waste paper. Asan [Asa] instance, it was not a month since he was stopped in the road by a man who wished him to sign a testimonial, urging that if he (Mr. Armitage) would do so, another gentleman would sign it, and he should then be sure of the situation. Now that man he (the chairman) had never seen before, and yet he was asked to sign a testimonial in his favour. 'The [the] difference between such testimonials and those of the Society of Arts would be this in the case of the Society of Arts, learned and clever men would come down, and though all who went before them could not expect to obtain prizes, testimonials would be given to such as dis- [distinguished] tinguished [distinguished] themselves by study and good character. Such a testimonial from the Society of Arts would be of value to a man as long as he lived. This was a matter the importance of which he wished to see strongly impressed on the minds of working men. Though their Milnsbridge Institution might net be able this year to send young men to compete for prizes at Huddersfield, he did hope that many would attend those examinations to see what was going on; and next year he hoped they would be enabled to compete both for testimonials and prizes. 'I'he Society of Arts forwarded a paper twelve months since, stating what they should do and it also stated government would not make any appointment, without the candidates had testimonials from the Society of Arts. This plan would doubtless ke carried on toa [to] great extent; not only would the overlookers in manufactories [manufacturers] be required to have these testimonials, but the operatives also and those men who most improved themselves would nut only become better workmen, but would obtain better places and better wages. The next subject he would mention was the proposition of Mr. Akroyd, of Halifax, to establish a penny savings bank in connection with the Mechanics' Institutions of the West Riding. The plan proposed was supported by all parties and ranks in the riding and he hoped to see a branch in full operation at Milnsbridge, By paying a small weekly sum, it would serve as a sick club to the members till they arrived at the age of 60 as an insurance against accidents ; and in case of death their families would receive certain sum of money might be made a life insurance to the extent of 200. These were things that he would recom- [com- recommend] mend the people to take up.. 'I'he society would soon be in operation and he trusted it would meet with success. Passing to the report just read, he could not tell how it was that there was no increase of members. He thought that perhaps a change of president might be attended with good results. That there should only be 30 boys and 20 young women attending the classes, was to bim [bi] a source of disappointment. He hoped that they would seriously cousider [consider] the best mode of increasing their numbers, so that next year they might have a better report to present. At present they had only elementary classes in reading, writing, grammar, and arithmetic but should the people become so far advanced as to reqnire [require] higher classes, he was sure that masters could be obtained willing to give instruction. An adult class had been attempted last vear, [year] but they had not then suitable rooms for carrying it or. There were many people in the district who could neither read nor write. It was no disgrace for such to come and receive instruction and with their new rooms, the institu- [institute- institution] tion [ion] would be in a much better position to form classes fur that purpose. 'The [the] lectures given he was sorry to say had been but thinlyattended. [thinly attended] For him to mention their new rooms was a rather delicate subject. He had done all he could to induce the committee to purchase them, and he was glad to see matters were in a fair train for the pur- [our- purchase] chase being made in a few days, after which the committee could take possession at any time they deemed He thanked them for the patience with which they had heard him. He felt a deep interest in the welfare of the people and in order to be able to attend that meeting, he had come from Devonshire. (Applause. He hoped to see the working classes more numerously joining the institution, increasing its prosperity, and making themselves better members of society The Rev. C. A. HULBERT, in moving the adoption of the report, wid [id] the stronghold of the inseam sonny its good objects, its good constitution, and good machinery ; and with these advantages he had no doubt there would be results. For these good ore they ought the moral and intellectual cultivation of head heart. By the cultivation of the intellect alone, they might make a satan; [satin] by the combined of the head and heart, they might make an angel. Ho ired [red] the form of con- [constitution] stitution [institution] they had adopted, which was well calculated to avoid those jealousies which sometimes destroyed other institutions and the machinery of their classes for the instruction of boys and girls, was calculated to be of great benefit, by promoting a general rise in the education and intelligence of the place. (Hear, hear.) After showing the greater facilities we enjoyed for obtaining knowledge com- [commit] with former times, he concluded with a few words of advice to the young ladies-recommending them not to accept any person unless he should be a member of that institution. (Laughter and cheers.) Mr, Bagnet [Agent] BuiakE, [Bake] lecturer for the Yorkshire Union of Mechanics' Institutes, seconded the resolution. He con- [congratulated] gratulated [congratulated] the meeting on the large number present. There was no other nation on the face of the globe could boast of such institutions as Mechanics' Institntes; [Institute] and until the last generation, such thinys [things] were not known. Whilst our legislators have been confessing that the subject of edu- [ed- education] cation is beyond their strength, the people have severed the gordian [Gordon] knot of difficulty, by undoing it themselves. The people had become the architects of their own fortune, and the guardians of their own moral and intellectual interests. If men wished for change after their day's employment, these institutions supplied the want by giving exercise to the mental faculties in compensation for the exhaustion of bodily work, In this district a large amount of the population was employed in manufactures. Whatever the nature of the pursuit, and however humble the work in which a man might be engaged, there was no condition of life that did not involve opportunities for thought, if men would only embrace them. But beyond the mere performance of his work, how often was the mind of the operative a mere blank He proceeded to show the benefits resulting from aconnection [connection] with Mechanics' Institutions, in the cultiva- [cultivate- cultivation] tion [ion] of the intellectual faculties. They must not look at it as a question of a man rising out of his station of life-but rather as to his being a better man in it. By connection with such institutions, a man's iary [nary] condition also became better, and in no was he ina worse condition. Formerly the working people of this country were greatly neglected; but they had an evidence of a better feeling in the present meeting, with the chairman on the platfcrm, [platform] and the gentlemen around, showing an interest in the wo king man's wellare. [welfare] These institutions had restored the bond which united society together-the bond between high and low, rich aud [and] poor, for all had a common interest, and they could not sever or weaken the connection' without doing injury to both. He recommended the formation of a discussion class-taking up a branch of study, and discussing its various chapters, by which great good might be derived. He next pointed out the inducement for study which was held out by the forthcoming examina- [examine- examination] tion [ion] at Huddersfield, and alluced [alluded] to the last examination, at which five candidates from Yorkshire obtained the five situations at the disposal of the society-these situations being competed for by the whole country. This question of raising the working classes was one in which all were interested as there was no a man could occupy in which he could claim to be exempt from feeling an interest in the mental, moral, and social condition of the people. (Hear, hear.) The report was then adopted. 1 The Rev. E. PaRKEB [Parker] moved the next resolution as fol- [follows] ows [ow] - That whilst this meeting testifies its sense of the kind- [kindness] ness and support already manifested wy the friends of the Milnsbridge Mechanics' Institute, it feels constrained by the contracted nature of ita [it] present operations, occasioned by the insufficient pecuniary means at the disposal of the committee, earnestly to appeal for more prompt and liberal aid in furtherance of the educational improvement of the district. He said the statemements [statement] made in the report, as to the decrease of members, must be a cause of surprise to all, and of shame to those whose neglect had caused it. He hoped by the next annval [annual] meeting the cause of sucha [such] complaint would be annihilated, The operation of Mecha- [Mechanics] nics' [nic] Institutions were emphatically local and this increased the claims of their own institution on the regard of the inhabitants; and it was worthy of the best support they could give it, Mr. JOHN FREEMAN, in seconding regretted to find such a report read; for after the large and enthu- [tenth- enthusiastic] siastic [sciatic] meeting he attended two years ago, he expected to have heard of a large increase of members, a flourishing exchequer, and great advancement. However, if they only put their shoulders to the wheel, and exerted energy, no more reports such as that just read would be heard. It had long occupied the attention of philanthro- [philanthropy- philanthropists] pists [pits] and the most learned men of the day, how they could dispel the gloom which existed over the minds of the people, enlighten their minds, and advance them in the scale of civilisation. These Mechanics' institutions had been adopted as one of the means to that great and useful end; and they were adapted to make better fathers and husbands, and better sisters and wives. (Cheers.) As years rolled round they would find that at no period had society so much improved as within the last 20 years. He hoped when they met again, this institution would not have to lament the want of members, but that they might have a truly encouraging prospect before them. (Applause.) JOSEPH BaTLey, [Batley] Esq., congratulated the meeting on their cordial and united efforts to support and carry on their valuable institution; and he most heartily wished them all the success and prosperity which its importance demanded. Having had the honour to be president of the Huddersfield Mechanics' Institution, he had some opportunity of forming an opinion as to the cause of its success and be might mention one or two points as applicable to their institution. In their neighbourhood there would be a large amount of intellectual destitution ; and those of that class who came to the institution must begin with elementary instruction. Without elementary classes, their institution would not work at all, as the pupils must have elemen [eleven] knowledge given before they could rise to the higher branches. The success of the Huddersfield Mechanics' Institution had resulted in a great measure from the endeavour made to impart Instruction to those who had none before. Many scores had gone there who could neither read nor write, and had risen to such a state of intel'igence [intel'agency] as to qualify them for any position to which they might be advanced. If they, at Milnsbridge, persevered in providing for intellectual destitution, they would soon have classes full of members, Another great cause of the success of the Huddersfield institution was the fact that each member above the age of sixteen, had as good a vote in the election of president aad [and] officers as the gentleman who gave his 20 or 30 a-year. If the wished to elevate a man, make him responsible; and if they wished to interest a young man in an institution, they must cause him to become attached to it, and inte- [inter- interested] rested in its welfare, and feel a sense of responsibility because he had a share in its management. hen the gentlemen who gave support acted in harmony with the working population, and went unitedly together, institutions then became rous. There was also another reason of success in Huddersfield. In the managing committee, it had always been a practice for those who had been in a minority afterwards to act with the majority. There was nothing more destructive to an institution than a disunited com- [committee] mittee. [matter] Ifone [Fine] party found themselves overruled, let them give in, and act with the others. (Hear, hear.) If they acted in harmony, they were sure of success. He congra- [contra- congratulated] tulated [tabulated] the meeting on their cordial co-operation and united effort. One of the advantages of such an institution as theirs, supported by gentlemen who gave large employment to labour, was the fact of its exciting and creating sympathy and a good feeling between employers and employed. No young man could look upon such efforts with contempt and scorn. His opinion had long been, that if there was a key which could unlock the human heart, that key was the law of kindness. If a young man saw his employers kindly assisting him in his efforts to obtain knowledge, he must entertain a feeling of gratitude. If a young man were to hate those who did him good, he of right belonged to the American Indians-and his proper weapons were a scalping knife and a tomahawk, (Laughter and cheers.) One important consideration that had impelled him to take an active part'in Mechanics's Insti- [Inst- Institutions] tutions, [institutions] was the tact that we lived in a tree country. (Hear, hear.) He liked not Russia. where the people had no more to do with the government of the country than the horses they drove at the plongh; [plough] fur there the will of the Czar was law. We lived in a country where, when the government wanted to know what to do, they asked the people. There had been an instance of this lately. The government had been. obliged to alter the income-tax, because the people said they would have the existing tax no longer. But if the people were to be the governing power, they ought to be an intelligent, educated, and enlightened people, upon whom, when the government appealed, they could denend. [defend] We lived in a country where the population was increasing at the rate of 1,000 a day, or between 300,000 and 400,000 a year and what was to become of the surplus population' We were depen- [depend- dependent] dent on the constant extension of our manufacturing and commercial system to give employment to our population. The interests of the country were becom- [become- becoming] ing more complicated, and demanded more sagacity and skill in their Sa every year. If so, and the government appealed to the people in cases of difficulty, the man did not deserve the name of patriot or citizen who was indifferent to the extension of that knowledge which had raised bis country to become the admiration of the world. (Applause.) One remark more it had been observed that knowiedze [knowledge] was power. A man might have the knowledge of an angel, and yet be a fool. A man might have all the knowledge that could get into the human mind; but if he was not influenced by moral and religious principles, he might be a devil-injurious to all around, But when a man rose to a hizher [higher] state of know- [knowledge] ledye-to [led-to -to] eminence in literature, science, or philosophy- [philosophy and] and when that knowledge was under the government of right principles, knowled e [knowledge e] became a blessing to him and to all who came within thesphere [the sphere] of his usefulness. Know- [Knowledge] ledge, to bea blessing, must be both moral and religious. (Applause.) The resolution was put and carried. T. P. Esq., moved the next resolution- [resolution that] That the promoters of the Milnsbridge Mechanics' Insti- [Inst- Institute] tute cannot thitk [think] of the very deficient education, particu- [particular- particularly] larly [early] the females, without urging increased and constant attendance on the classes provided for their improvement, under the conviction that their future influential position, whether as mothers or members of the community, calls upon them diligently to embrace the seasonable and valu- [value- valuable] able opportunities now afforded. This he supported in an address of some length, in the course of which he expressed a hope that the fecling [feeling] now growing between employers and employed would be cemented and carried on to that perfection, that they would feel but one common desire-to do good to one another. (Hear,hear.) Mr. WILLIaM [William] WRIGLEY seconded the resolution, which was adopted. The announced donations, amounting to 3 2s., from Mr. Freeman, Mr. Batley, and Mr. Crosland. T. P. CROBLAND, [CROSLAND] Esq., proposed, and Mr. J. FREEMAN seconded, a vote of thanks to the chairman, which was catried [carried] with acclamation. The chairman briefly responded, and the meeting was brought to a conclusion by singing the National Anthem. . Hicaway [Highway] Rosagry, [Rosemary] with VIOLENCE, NEAR HALIFAX. -A farmer and maker, sewer Josepl [Joseph] Theroten, [Threaten] wae [we] returning to his home at Priestly Green, Hipper 'i Brighouse, near Halifax, about seven o'clock on Saturday night, when he was attacked by four men, who threw him down, brutally kicked him on the back of the head, and robbed him of 8. 6d. Two of the robbers bad their faces blackened. None of the ruffians can be identified. Tae [Tea] PRoor [Poor] OF THE PUDDING Is IN THE EaTine.-This [Eating.-This] homely old English adage meets with daily, almost hourly, illustrations. One remarkable instance is afforded by ing the numerous and favourable medical men in approbation of Dr. de Jongh's [John's] celebrated Light-Brown Liver Oil, founded entirely upon the practical k acquired by its use since it was intro- [introduced] duced [duce] and hecame [came] generally known in this country. Chemical analysis establishes that it possesses all the active and essential ingredients of cod liver oil in a much greater degree than the le oils manufactured in Eogland [England] or Newfoundland. e effect of the real test, that of actual benefit derived, is thus conclusively stated by Mr. Arthur Cridland, [Midland] an eminent surgeon in an extensive practice at Brighton Its effect on myself in the latter stage of houping [hoping] cough, last winter, was remarkable. I suffered from excessive irritation of the larynx, consequently I was greatly reduced in bh and appe [app] ce, and quite unable to attend to my professional duties. It occurred to me that the oil which I was frequently prescribing would benefit my own case, and after takiog [taking] it a few days, its good effect commenced, and at the end of six weeks I regained my usual health and strength, and had entirely lost the laryngial [larynx] irritation, which was of a most harassing and fearfully distressing FEARFUL EXPLOSION ON BoaRD [Board] A VESSEL IN THE TYNE. -Mr. Favell, the coroner for North Durham, was occupied until alate [late] hour on Saturday evening, enquiring into the circumstances ot a fearful explosion ot gas, that occurred on board the Prince Phillippe, [Phillip] of Ostend, [Intend] in the Tyne, on the revious [previous] day. 'lheenquiry [enquiry] was held at South Shields. The cts [its] were as follow -The -the] vessel had taken in a cargo of Felling coals for Trieste, on Wednesday, and the crew were ing ready for seaon [season] Friday morning. It was an exceeding fi morning and dark, when the first mate went below, by the forecastle hatchway, into the hold, to trim the coals, the vessel being by the stern, and two seamen were about to go down after him, when a fearful explosion occurred. The shock awoke most of the inhabi- [inhabit- inhabitants] tants [ants] on the shores of the river, and flames and smoke were observed through the fog rushing up the masts of the vessel. The explosion tore her decks UP, smashed several of the deck beams, shattered the round house and cabin to pieces, threw the cable about the yards like a ribbon, and, in fact, made a wreck of everything within its rap A Francis who was in the act of going into the forecastle, was blown over the foreyard [frayed] across a Prussian vessel into the e, and drowned. Jacob Holstein blown into the river, but was fortunately picked up by a boat. He is much burnt; one of bis knees is dislocated, and he is otherwise much injured. 'The [the] mate rushed on deck a fearful le; his clothes were literaily [literally] burnt off his back, and his face, hands, and body are dreadfully scorched. Another man was very and the mate, who was the worst burned, was in a sad condition on Saturday night, though hopes are entertained ot hisrecovery. [his recovery] The body of the unfortunate man Maes [Mars] was dredged for immediately after the accident, but was not recovered until late on Friday night. Of course, the prin- [pain- principal] cipal [principal] point to be ascertained by the jury was how the man met his death All the crew were examined, but they all Hatly [Hardly] denied that a candle or any other light had been taken into the hold. They were closely examined on that point, but adhered to the statement.-Mr. James Mather, a gentleman of extensive experience in the venti- [went- ventilation] lation [nation] of mines, was then examined. He stated that the gas coals taken on board the vessel were highly inflammable. The gas evolved was light carburetted [created] bydro- [hydro- broken] gen, and would only explode mized [mixed] with a certain propor- [proper- proportion] tion [ion] of atmospheric air (one to eight) when brought in contact with a light, a body at cherry heat, lightning or electricity-when it had all the force ot gunpowder. He said if the hatches had not been downthe [down the] gas would not have firedat [fired at] the light. Hegaveit [Highest] as his opinion, that when fier [fire] coals were brought directly down from the mine to the v the dangerous nature of the mineral should be explained to the captain, and all vessels shipping them should be pro- [provided] vided [sided] with ventilators. After ite. [it] ather [other] was examined, a policeman and a trimmer gave evidence that they saw, half an hour atter [utter] the explosion, a lantern, much broken, lying upon the coals immediately below the beam, where, according to Mr. Mather, the gashad [gash] fired.-Mr Inspector Reid, of the river police, stated that the second mate told bim [bi] that the mate had been below with a lantern about ten miuutes [minutes] before the explosion, but that he returned on deck, and was going below again when the accident happened to him.-In consequence of the very conflicting nature of the evidence, the coroner adjourned the inquest. The damage done to the vessel will exceed 1,000. Latest Market Enielligence. [Intelligence] BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH. Lonpon [London] Conn MarKEt, [Market] Friday, Feb. 27.-English and foreign wheat a slow sale at Monday's prices. Flour quiet and rates unaltered. Barley in good demand and ful [full] ly as bigh. [big] Oats sparingly dealt in; common a little cheaper. Malt fully as dear. ns 3 slow sale. Indian corn firm. Arrivals-British Wheat, 1,510; barley, 330 malt, 1,710; oats, 1,740 flour, 120 sacks, Irish oats, 2,300. Wheat, 4770; barley, 1,620; oats, 5,080; flour, Lospon [Lisbon] Propuce [Produce] Marker, Friday, February 27.- Sugar firm, but business limited refined less wanted. Coffee quiet, but not cheaper. Tea, moderate business; sound cmgon [common] Istols4d. [Utilised] Rice fully as dear and demand large. Tallow bought and value unaltered. On 'Change Tallow about the same, Seotch [Scotch] pig iron 79s 3a; linseed dis 6d to 42s sales of cochneal [cochineal] at former prices. Indigo and other articles dull at previous terms. Sales of cotton for the week about 2,500 bales. METROPOLITAN CaTTLE [Cattle] MaRKET, [Market] Friday, February 27. -Beef 3s 10d to 4s 10d, mutton 4s 10d to 63, veal 4s 10d to 5s 8d, pork 4s 2d to 5s. LIVERPOOL WEEKLY CoTToN [Cotton] MaRkKET, [Market] Friday, Feb. 27.--Sales of the week 43,750 bales, including 6,320 an a pa, and 6.350 for export. Quotations of fair pland [land] one-sixteenth lower than last Friday. Orleans and Mobile without chan MANCHESTER T&ADE [T&AD] REPORT, Friday, February 27.- The market continues quiet, with a very moderate enquiry and few large transactions. During the last two da there has been a little more doing in Indian goods. The week altogether has been one of the most inanimate this year. x Cotton, Corn Cattle HUDDERSFIELD CLOTH-HALL, Tuesday, February 24.- Although there was a large attendance of buyers, business was generally dull both in the hall and warehouses. One cause of this change from the brisk markets of the past few weeks is the approaching wool sales; for although a small inerease [increase] in the price of wool is anticipated, it is not expected to be such as will at all increase the price of manufactured goods. The demand for spring and summer goods in fancy and bordered patterns continues steady, and for woollen and Bedford cords there is an increased enquiry, and they are generally sold as soon as they are brought into the market. Stocks in the hall continue low, affording but a limited choice to purchasers, WAKEFIELD Corn MaRKEt, [Market] Friday, February 27.-Fine dry wheat, in some instances, fetches 1s per quarter over the rates of last Friday. In other sorts no change. English barley of good quality rather dearer. Other sorts difficult to quit. Beans fully as dear. Oats and shelling slow sale. LEEDS WOOLLEN Marxer, [Marker] Tuesday, Feb. 24.-At the cloth-halls this morning the attendance of both merchants and manufacturers has only been moderate, and the tran- [transactions] sactions [actions] have been upon a less scalethan [scale than] lately. The quiet tone, however, has not arisen from any important change in the state of trade, but rather from a desice [desire] which is manifested to see how prices rule at the wool sales, which commenced in London on Thursday. MANCHESTER Cotton MARKET, Tuesday, Feb. 24.-The [24.-the] yarn-market has been flat, but spinners have mostly remained very firm to their last quotations. The few operations that have taken place are mostly confined to the home trade and to exports fur Germany. Much the same is reported of the cloth-markets, the business being ve limited, but without chafige [charge] in prices. The holders of cloths suited to the India market are still unable to find purchasers at anything like remunerative rates, and the little done has been mostly confined to sales by parties seeking relief from stocks, and at rather easier prices. There has been rather more enquiry for longeloths [lengths] and T cloths, but in this branch, as also in yarns suited to the Mediterranean, there has been less business than might have been expected in consequence of the uneasiness and gloom occasioned by the of several Greek houses which have been involved in difficulties through the recent failure of a London house (Messrs. Eranghiadi [Arranged] and Sons) in the come teaile. [tail] wn op are reported as having stopped here, the liabilities of one of these conce [once] i at 50,000. a ac asad [sad] Lonpon [London] Woot.-Our [Wood.-Our] market continues to scantily supplied with all kinds of wool. The business doing, however, is confined to small parcels for immediate use, at a trifle above the late advance in the quotations, Until the result of the approaching sales of colonial woo is known, no further movement can be anticipated. Evident however, high rates will prevail for a considerable period. GENERAL State OF MANUFACTURES AND trade of the manufacturing towns durin [during thon [tho] athe [the] exhibited no alteration. At Manchester the progress of business would be satisfactory but fur the uncertaluty [uncertainty] caused by the high price of cotton, At Birmingham the iron- [iron market] market is well sustained, and there is fair employment in all the other manufactnres [manufacturers] of the town. The ottingham [Nottingham] report describes continued animation both in hosiery and ce In the woollen districts there has been increased activity at firm prices, and in the Irish linen- [line] e tendency has been towards a decline. markets th MARK-LANE, Monday, Feb. 23.-Exce [23.-Exe] ting country flour, the arrivals last week were very scanty, those of wheat being quadrupled by the exports, e latter were-in wheat, 4,929 quarters; oats, 50 quarters; flour, 785 sacks. The arrivals of native wheat were 5,718 quarters; the foreign only 1,102 quarters. The morning's supply from Kent and Essex was moderate; the few samples of really fine dry wheat on show sold rather better than on this day se'nnight, [se'night] but interior continued neglected. here was rather more trade in foreign, both for consumption and export, at full rates. Of foreign flour the supply was only 307 barrels; of English, 10,003 sacks. Norfulks [Norfolk] found more favour, and rested at 41s per sack. American was but in moderate demand at former rates. 'l'own-made unchanged. The receipts in barley were 1,387 quarters from abroad, and 4,306. quarters of home-growth. In the absence of fine malting qualities the secondary sorts found a better sale at the previous prices, and grinding descriptions were more readily placed. . Lonpon [London] O1L.-Linseed [OIL.-Linseed] oil is slow in sale at 42s to 423 6d per cwt. In rape very little is doing; pale, 56s 6d- [Brown] brown, 51s 6d, Cocoa-nut is dull, at 51s to 53s [S's palm 44s to 488 Olive is in ' request, at 61 to 62 for Gallipoli . sperm is worth 92 to 95. Fish oils are selling at ek be very last week's prices. Turpentine is dull, at the late decline. seriously wounded. Those injured were removed on shore;- [shore] Conw.- [Con.- Con] WEEKLY Revisw. [Review] Another week of fing [ding] weather nes [ne] anes [ans] far to Se unfavourabl√© [unfavourable] and backward season for sowing though the bold cla [cl] thoug [though ys a. sige [side] The not sufficient to makea [make] general improvemen [improvement] then thrashed, so that unless tne [te] month of March be very dry. a proportion of the last crop will remain of doub [doubt] character, as respects condition, till used up. This gives a poor prospect as to prices; being disinclined as as millers to store corn not perfectly sweet. Still, the fact that English wheat continues to be shipped from the ou for France, while the Spanish demand continues, is calculated to check a downward tendency and try hand. The falling off, too, of foreign arrivals will help deliveries from which, though at present not very free, being only affected by the necessities of millers, will gradually relieve the chief places of import and give more tone to the trade. A fair av quantity of home produce has been exhibited generally in the country, and prices of wheat this week have scarcely varied from the last, though business has been inactive, and many damp parcels were left unsold. The sale of floating cargoes for the United Kingdom has continued equally heavy, but for France and Spain it has improved, Saide [Said] wheat has brought 45s 3d to 47s 6d, the latter for France. Ibraila [Burial] maize, for Bayonne, has sold at 41s 6d; Galatz, [Galatea] for Bilboa, [Bilbao] 41s; [1st] and two cargoes Galatz, [Galatea] for Spain, at 40s 6d to 41s. Samples of Indian flour have been exhibited in Mark-lane; one made of white Scinde [Rescind] wheat was of fair colour, and about equal in quality to Norfolks, [Norfolk] but infected with living weevils; the other, made of Bhawulpore [Berhampore] wheat. was red coloured, badly flavoured, and wholly unfit for the manufacture of bread.-Mark-lang 4 C88, [C] LiverPooL [Liverpool] Corron.-The [Corton.-the] demand for cotton to-day has been small, and the sales do not exceed 6,000 bales, 500 on speculation and for export. Prices firmly main- [main] Bankrupts, Ke. (Prom the Gazette, Last Niaut.) [Nat] BANKRUPTS.-William Brownsword [Brown sword] Chorley, slate merchant, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, and Festinog, [Feasting] Me- [Merioneth] rioneth.- [month.- month] William Hadfield, me coc [Co] r-street, Middlesex.-Luke Ward, plumber, Wisbeach, [Beach] St. Peter, Cambridge.-David Morris, grocer, Wisbeach, [Beach] Cam- [Cambridge] bridge.-Thomas [Thomas] Horner, house decorator, Bloomsbury, Middlesex.- [Middlesex] William Bailey the younger, carver, Hoxton, Middlesex.- [Middlesex] Arthur Brears Caistor, saddler, Baker- [Baker street] street, Middlesex.-David Lloyd, merchant, Cannone [Cannon] street, London, and Lewisham, Kent.-George Wood, wharfinger, [Warner] Loughborouzh, [Boroughs] West, miller. Beekington, [Burlington] Somerset.-William Skinner the ounger, [younger] tailor, Bristol.-Caroline Liddell, brewer, Great riffield, [Driffield] York.-Edward Williams, plumber, Chester, and Saltney, Flint.-Thomas Owen, builder, Liverpool, -Henry Martin Manwaring, grocer, Toxteth Park, near Liverpool.-John Walker, commission agent, Blackburn, Lancaster.-David Cheetham, cotton spinaer, [spinner] Rochdale, Lancaster. BANKRUPTCY ANNULLED.-John Macmillan, ship. owner, Liverpool. (From the Gazette, Tuesday, Webruary [February] 24.) BANKRUPTCY ANNULLED.-R. Ashworth, Rossene [Risen] dale. Lancaster, cotton spinner and manufacturer. BANKRUPTS.-Edwin Shepherd and Walter Shepherd Crane-court, Fleet-street, lozenge manufacturers.-W. Sadgrove, [Sad grove] jun., and Richard Rayg, [Ray] Eldon-street, Fins bury, and Dunning's-alley, Bishopsgate-street, cabinet makersand [maker sand] upholsterers.- [upholsterers] Frederick Shaw, Blackfriarse [Blackfriars] road, ironmonger.-Sleater [ironmonger.-Slater] Geohegan, [Georgian] Palsgrave-place, [Paragraph-place] Strand, engraver, printer, and stationer.-Robert Graves, Gravesend, corn and flour merchant.-Joseph Downing Stanbury, Richmond, Surrey, draper.-Thomas White, jun., Portsmouth and Gosport, shipbuilder and engineer. -Frederick Morse, Dunster-court, Mincing-lane, rice and spice merchant.-Samuel Smith, Derby, iron merchant, -T King, Spalding, Lincolnshire, licensed victualler.- [victualler] W. Smith, field, Nottingham, licensed victualler.- [victualler] James Griffiths, Bristol and Cardiff, builder.-Robert Spendlove, [Spend love] Sheffield, horse and cattle dealer.-Francis Bee, Sheffield, table-knife manufacturer.-Lorens [manufacturer.-Loren] T. Wang, Sunderland, timber merchant. James Arm- [Armstrong] strong, Berwick-upon-T weed, linen and woollen draper. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVE .-T. Holman and J. T. Aldred, Plymouth, drapers.-G. W. R. Hoyland, F. Hoyland, and J. Hoyland, Sheffield, tailors and d so far as regards F. Hoyland.-W. Cadman, J. Gledhill, and G. Barrans, Heckmondwike, stonemasons. -J. Tolson, J. Beaumont, and T. North, Huddersfield, woollen manutacturers.-W. [manufacturers.-W] North and J. Denison, Yeadon, cloth manufacturers.-R. Murray and W, Edgar, Blackburn, drapers.-Jesse Binns and J. Foster, jun., Bradford, Yorkshire, worsted spinners. (Prom the Gazette, Friday, February 20.) PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED.-K. Proctor and W Driver, Habergham Eaves, Lancashire, cotton manu- [manufacturers] facturers.-E. [manufacturers.-E. .-E] P. Petrocochino, [Production] M. C. Caralli, [Carroll] Z. D. Caralli, [Carroll] and T. P. Petrocochino, [Production] Malta, Constantinople, Rio de Janeiro, and London, merchants.-E. Dibley and H. Jewell, Dorking, Surrey, drapers and tailors.- [tailors] J. Murgatroyd and J. Oldfield, Halifax, woolstaplers.-J. [wool staplers.-J] Spence and A. M. Buchanan, St. Paul's Churchyard, silk mercers and linendrapers.-J. [linen drapers.-J] Sibley and T. Sibley, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, Gri [Gr] W. Grist, and J. Grist, Stroud, Gloucestershire, and 2 Bock manufacturers.-T. B. Cleveiand [Cleveland] and W. P, ox, Leicester, per proprietors and printers.-W. S. Everitt and J. Bverith [Breath] inchester, [Manchester] aan [an] SMarriages. [Marriages] On the 25th inst., at the Baptist Chapel, Townhead- [Dentistry] street, Sheffield, by the Rev. Charles Larom, [ROM] assisted by the Rev. John Barker, Lockwood, John Henry Crowther, of the firm of Henry Crowther and Sons, Lockwood, Huds [HUD] dersfield, [Huddersfield] to Mary Amelia, second daughter of William A. Charles, Esq., Prospect. House, Steelbank, [Steel bank] Sheffield. On the 24th inst., at Emanuel Chureb, [Cherub] Lockwood, by the Rev. T. B. Bensted, [benefited] M A., incumbeat, [incumbent] Mr. John Higgins, to Miss Harriet Hirst, both of Yewgreen, [Yew green] Lockwood. On the 23rd inst., at the Parish Church, Mr. Thomas Drake, of Armitage-fold, to Miss Ann Parkin, of this town. On the 23rd inst., at the Parish Church, Mr. David Townend, to Miss Ann Whitwam, both of Longwood. we he eae, [ear] a ey Church, Mr. William ry te Miss Harriet Emma Garside, both oy n the inst, at Almon [Almond] Church, Mr. Joseph Secker, to Miss Ann Kaye, other oe On the 23rd inst., at Almondbury Church, Mr. Samuel Inman, to Miss Malinda Woodhouse, both of Almondbury. On the 23rd inst., at Almondbury Church, Mr. George Hea on, [He on] to Miss Ann Rowbottom, both of Hooley. On the 22nd inst., at the Parish Church, Mr. John Spence, merchant's clerk, of Leeds, to Miss Emma Walker, of this town. On the 22nd inst., at the Parish Church, Mr. Joshua Kenyon, to Mrs. Jane Whitehead, both of Paddock. Qn the 22nd inst., at the Parish Church, Mr. Henry Oldfield, of this town, to Mrs. Mary Riley, of Lockwood. On the 22nd inst., at the Parish Chureb, [Cherub] Mr. Jas. Sykes, of Lindley, to Miss Frances Crow, of Paddock. On the 22nd inst., at Almondbury Church, Mr. Benjamin Horsfall, of Lowerhouses, to Miss Ellen Moore, of Longley. On the 22nd inst., at Almondbury Church, Mr. William Lilley, to Miss Selina Cox, both of land. On the 22nd inst., at Almondbury Church, Mr. George F, Armitage, to Miss Harriet Davenport, both of Honley. On the 22nd inst., at Almondbury Church, Mr. Alfred Haigh, to Miss Bridget Taylor, both of Meltham. On the 18th inst., at the Parish Church, Halifax, by the Rev. C. Rogers, incumbent of Sowerbybridge, [Sewerage] Geo. Holds- [Household] en nea [ne] oe Ean [An] Crossley, and nephew of . Crussley, [Crossley] M.P, to Alice, second daughter of Mr. John Wallis, of Rose Vill, [Bill] Warley . Deaths. On the 27th inst., very suddenly, at Manchester, Mr. Jacob Senior, innkeeper, Castlegate, in this town. B the 26th inst., aged 64, Mr. William Riddle, tailor, ley. On th 26th inst., aged 40, Mr. John Lodge, manufie- [manufacture- manufacturer] turer, [Turner] Castle-hill, near this town. On the the 26th inst., aged 72. Mr. David Woodcock, of Holmfirth, tailor, formerly of Hinchliff-mill. On the 24th inst., aged 77, Mr. Aquila Houghton, book- [bookkeeper] keeper, St. Paul's-street. On the 24th inst., aged 56, Bridget, wife of Mr. Terence Garnon, glazier, Northyate. [Northgate] On the 24th inst., aged 4 years, Ellen Elizabeth, daughter of the late Mr, Henry Clark, Back Spring-street. Un the 24th inst., aged 1 year and 9 months, William, son of Mr. Wm. Widdop, Paddock. On the 22nd inst., aged 44, Amelia, wife of Mr. William Rowe, iron-founder, Turnbridge. On the 22nd inst., aged 8 months, Joe, son of Mr. James Greenwood, cloth-dresser, Buxton-road, Lockwood. On the 22nd inst., at his seat, Harewood House, near from the effects of an accident whilst hunting, a ed 59, the Right Hon. the Earl of Harewood, Lord-Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire. On the 22nd inst., suddenly, Mr. George Mo of Byron-street, Leeds, registrar of births and deaths tor the north district. On the 22nd inst., at Shillingthorpe, [Shilling] Lincolnshire, Richd. Grose [Rose] Burfoot, [Burford] formerly of King's Bench-walk, Inner Tem- [Te- Temple] ple, [le] Esq., aged 67. On the 24st [st] inst., aged 50, Mr. Thomas Hollingworth, of Wheatclose, [Wheat close] near Holmebridge. [Cambridge] On the 21st inst aged 49, Mr. Wm. Walker, machine- [machine broker] broker, Lowerhead-row. On the inst., aged 39, Cassandra, wife of Mr. Richard' Hincehlitf, [Himself] bookkeeper, South-parade. On the 20th inst., aged 21 weeks, Jonas, son of Mr. Jovas [Jonas] i ee ta m [in] the 20th inst., aged re di h Barber, er, Linthwaite oer [per] id On the 19th inst., aged 4 years, Joshua, son of Anna Netherwood, York-street. On the 19th inst., aged 1 year, Joseph, son of Mr. Charles Johnson, stone-mason, Trinity-street. Ou the 18th inst., aged 69, Mr. Wm. Thornton, cloth- [cloth dresser] dresser, Lockwood. e 16th inst., aged 35, Mr. Davi [David] i Lcekwood, [Lockwood] ag 2 Cooper, n the 15th inst., aged 2 years, Louisa, daughter of Mr. tom. ee eluth-dreaser, [Edith-dresser] 6 n the 12th inst., i130, [i] Mr. Joseph Quarmby, jun. of Cliffash, [Cliff ash] Golcar, ab Quomibs, [Combs] Jets w Huppersrietp [Hypocrite Printed and Published at the Chronicle Kirkgate, Huddersfield, in the West Riding of the aos [as] baer [bear] by Geoncz [Gongs] Harper, residing at Prospect Place, in the amlet [hamlet] of Marsh, in the Parish of Hudders [Udders] eld [ed] aforesaid, for and on behalf of Tuomas [Thomas] PEARSON CROSLAND and CooKs0 [Cooks] Froyp, [Group] the Proprietors.-Advertisements and ones received through Mr. C. Mitchell, 8, Red Lion Court, Newton and Co,, 2, Warwick Square; R. F w te, 33, Fleet-street Mr. C. 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