The Incorporation of Huddersfield.
(From our Correspondent.)
Last night, an adjourned meeting of the Huddersfield Incorporation Committee was held for the purpose of determining upon the boundaries of the proposed charter of incorporation. There were present, Mr. J. Turner, who was voted to the chair; Messrs. J. Batley, Richard Roberts, J. Sykes, J. Hadfield, J. Benson, J. Boothroyd, C. Hirst, J. Hopkinson, W. Moore, J. Ogden, Edw., Clayton, R. Jackson, J. Hirst, B. Thornton, J. Eastwood, and H. Hirst, jun. After a lengthy discussion as to whether the movement should be postponed in consequence of existing apathy and in order to allow of the settlement of the Tenant-Right Question, Mr. Boothroyd (with the view of bringing the matter into business-like shape before the meeting without expressing his own views) moved,—
The resolution was seconded by Mr. Richard Roberts.
The following amendment was then moved by Mr. E. Clayton, and seconded by Mr. H. Hirst, jun., who expressed their strong conviction, that if the movement was only prosecuted vigorously, it would be certain of success:—
The amendment was carried by a majority of two — several of the committee not voting. Messrs. Sykes, Roberts, Batley, and Boothroyd (the latter for private reasons) then withdrew from the Committee.
Mr. Eastwood then moved that the memorial be printed and circulated among the ratepayers, but the resolution was not put to the meeting.
Some discussion then took place as to the payment of the expenses hitherto incurred, and the discharging of the Secretary, but this was objected to by the supporters of the amendment as a winding-up of the committee. Ultimately, a resolution was adopted adjourning the meeting for four weeks. Towards the close the meeting had dwindled to eight or ten members.