Birmingham Daily Post from Birmingham, West Midlands, England on June 26, 1869 · 7
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Birmingham Daily Post from Birmingham, West Midlands, England · 7

Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES. f?n resuming this series we beg to remind our readers tbat nnv facts relating to the general history of Birmingham, or the district around, will bo always acceptable, any questions asked will be pretty sure of a satisfactory an'wer, ilutl thatj mltIer certain necessary restrictions, Questions of local interest, beyond the mere news of the fn- maybe fully discussed. All communications for this column should reach our office nut later than Wednesday evenings. J3C7.J Steam Coaches. Several attempts have boon made in Birmingham to adapt steam to the propulsion, of currini-'cs on ordinary roads. That prolific and inguuioua inventor, Di: Church, constructed a steam carriage, which was to enny passengers between Birmingham and Loudon, about thirty years ago, but it was a joke of the period that jho rit'th mile-stone- on tho Coventry Koad had never seen the steam coach. An engraving of the machine was published, and copies of it ate not ve,v uncommon, but tho history of the jBflcbire and its ultimate fato are not generally known, I remember seeing one when a boy, which resembled Dr. Church's, ami was called the " Eriu-go-Erasdi." I romem Jer seeing it at n good puce, and with considerable noise, along Dean Street, Moseley Street, and the Pot-shore Bead, Tbo steeier sat in front, and turned the projecting wheel in front. The boiler, engine, &c, were behind, hut not specially visible, being covered iu. The machine was large and heavy, and carried apparently from ten to twenty persons ; but as I saw it only once, and was vorv vollrlS ftt the timo, my observations or my memory may bo wrong. About tho same time steam carriages seemed so promising that a manufactory to produce them was erected by two brothers named Blakemore, in Eellbain Road the houses near which still bear the name "Blal- eniore'a Terrace." The building was, I think, never finished. At any rate soon afterwards it was converted into aWesieyan chapel, and afterwards into a brassfoundry, ' which it probably remains now. At any rate the buildiug itself is almost entirely as originally erected for "steam caniayo" purposes, some thirty or five-and-thirty years ago. Another attempt was made, about ten or a dozen years 0 .j Jr. G. I'. Muntz, of Urnberslade, and his machine remiiwed me of the earlier one of Dr. Church, but had doubtless improvements derived from modern experience and skill, 'ibis, however, seems to have been a failure too Its trial was, I think, recorded iu the Journal, but the causes o failure and abandonment have nevor fallen in ni'v way. Some of your renders may perhaps remember other attempts iu the same direction, and with the same want of success. As our local mechanical skill has had so many successes during the last hundred years, we can afford to look at our failures, and give them a place iu the industrial history of our town. Este. 30? Stf.kl Pr.Jis. As any facts concerning the industrial Watery of Birmingham will be very valuable hore-tler, I hope some of your correspondents will contribute what they may happen to know about a manufacture whioh now forms so important a branch of the great trades of our town. It may be difficult to sty who made the first metallic pen, for, probably, the pens used by bookbindei'3 in "machine ruling " are among the earliest examples, and of very ancient date. These, as is well known, are only pieoos of thin brass, beat into a V form and fed with ink, and as the corner wears away a lino more or less thick is produced. Whether these pens were or are slitted I do not know ; but the first slit pen made in imitation of the ordinary quill pen might probably have been made only fifty years ago. A few months since a statement appeared in print, and was, I believe, made by Mr, Alderman Yates, that an old man named Spittle was the first maker of steel pens here. "Whether Mr. Spittle made such pens as mere curiosities or for regular sale might easily be ascertained, and it is worth while to do so while the facts are fresh, and many persons still living would give evidence. Tho name of 31 r. Joseph Gillott is universally known as one of the first makers of steel pens on a large scale, but whether he originated or only perfected the steel pen and extended the trade some of your many readers must well know. Sir. Josiali iason as the maker of the famous " Ferryian Pens" whose use was so persistently pushed by Mr. James Perry also ranks very early among our iocal makers of metallic pens. Probably before Mr. Gillott or Mr. Mason began their works, some now forgotten manufacturer may have made steel pens and laid the foundation of one of our great branches of trade. Can none of your readers give some early facts, and put in print some review of a manufacture which has not only enriched our town and made it famous as the chief seat of the manufacture, but has revolutionised the art of writing all over the world? Querist. 309.- Lady. 'Well. Some discussion occurred a few months ago as to the origin of this still famous " 'Wei!," but nothing seems to be known except that the water is beautifully " soft," and still iu great repute for domestic purposes. The old ""Walk" down to the " Well " still remains, and some few old men have, till very recently, dipped their tin cansin the old Well, and carried off a couple of cans on a "yoke" to supply the neighbourhood. In the great drainage scheme a dozen yeai'3 ago the water of the well was lowered several feet, ana ha.fcru of Mr fllorvm draineo, disused. The Well, however, re mained unaltered in external appearance, and the water lemained clear and good. Passing by a few days ago, I turned to look at the old place, and found it had been bricked over, and an iron pump erected, with an inscription-" LADY WELL. Presented by Sir E. S. G.locil, Baronet, to the Inhabitants of Birmingham. 1S0S." "Whether the "Well" was thus presented, or only the new Pump, does not seem quite clear, and it is certainly more than doubtful whether the ground landlord could "present" a well whioh had been used, and to whioh thore was an open public road, for scores of generations in fact, in old phrase, the ''memory of man runneth not to the contrary. " Any how, the fact is worth a passing word in our chronicle of present and past. Viator. 310. j Markets, &c, Sixty; Years Ago. Nearly silty years ago, on the site of our present Smithfield Market, I remember an old building surrounded by a moat, from which Moat Riw takes its name. About forty years ago, the building, then Mr. Francis's mill, was pulled down and the moat was filled up. Tho Cattle Market was in in Dale End, and the Sheep and Pig Market was in New Street, opposite where Hyam's shop now stands. The market was removed to Smithfield, where I sold the first cow. On the left-hand side as you entered Bradford Street there was a Mill Pool, and a rolling mill, belonging to Mr. Gibson, who lived where the' "Warwick Arms" now stands. The "Apollo House" stood in Moseley Street, on the south' bank of the Bea, and was the residence of William Hamper, F.S.A., the sreat local antiquarian of his day, and one of the three Justices of the Peace, Mr. Villiers and Mr. Hicks being the other two. Mr. Hicks lived at Money Hill Hall, near King's Norton, and kept a pack of harriers. Mr. Thomas Gem was tho Clerk to the Justices, and although he " rode 25 stone," he always went to the "meets," when he could get a horse to carry him. No fewer than fourteen butchers once carried on business between Nelson's Monument and St. Peter's, in Dale End-Messrs. Fitter, Fitter, jun., Allcock, Can trill, Tutin, sen., Gongh, Rawlins, Fox, Jos. Ludlow, Wm. Cantrill, Careless, Cole, Wm. Ludlow, and Wilde but none are now iu the trade, although they ranked very high fifty years ago as compared with other towns. T. A. IS11.Ccewps Gravestone at Stratford. In the wh" Vf1 Blil0,! Swan- Stratford-ou-Avon, is a gravestone from th -Part f the l)avemGnfc wnica was fcillfea- nP n ?ir-au churchyard some time ago, and bears the following 'ascription :- 1 i t'?"" of Robert Wotten, barber cMrar-geon, cut afterwards married to Christopher Dale, yeoman, "'t h st0" to her memory. She died Muy 2-nd, l,J8,i 80:1, year of Uer age. , ' o.arce one of a thousand equals me in age, ho doth, hke me, at 11, goes off this stage. Let a 1 then tiunk on death, the youngest may.-Jnne o, 1869. J ALC'OC'fc !1?,-Eai!ly OM.N-iui-.sEs.-Afc the present moment, -uen one or the general topics of conversation is the induction of the new omnibuses in the town, it may b mteresting to some of your re-ulers to know that the firs intrn i i de3criPtion (flite a novelty in its way) was at, T , the t0Wn ful1 thirty years since-viz., ofth! iunel1Pnl1 the ro"te taken was f the for end ot the Bristol Koad to the centre of the town. I believe I ac,n.rcct in stating tuat tho sole proprietor wuj Mr j -mitti at that period landlord of the Malt Shovel Inn SKnallbrcok Street, and the latter portion of his time Kmc host' at ibe Hotel, Dudley. Eiindngham, 7th. June, lSiit). j, F. 'd:!.-STEP.L Puss. Tho first steel pens were, I b- "eve, made by Daniel Fellows, of Sedgley, an old sportsman. Ultimate, in his younger days, with the then Lord UudlGy, of Himley. D. Fellows also made gold pons, and claimed to be the inventor of them, but this was disputed hv a Dr. Wise, of London, between whom and Fellows a paper war was carried on respecting it some seventy or eighty years ago. Un qui Sait. lA Sheffield workman is said to have made the first stool pens, but this tradition, like the above, requires details of names and dates. Can " If n qui Bait," or any reader ot old newspapers say where " the paper war was carried on"? Ed. 13K-Stekl Pens: Salt Hats: Sapetv Pins. Replying to "Savoir's" inquiry (Note 298), I remember steel pens being manufactured as far back as lHi'ilj but I Wt think they were in general use until about IS-'jl). The st makers I can remember were John Edwards, Hill Street, and Francis Heeley, Great Charles Street ; at which, time our leviathan manufacturers of the article wore unknown, Silk hats were in the market about 1810, but ?ere not much worn until, abou 1 1820. " The Safety Pin" I a "f'1 td French invention, though not known in Eng-,f recently. In Normaudy it was in general use more '"act June, 1SG9. J. B. F. ow? r yAIE& The Silicated Oabbon" Filter la the Cheml.t w one' Pric from to 32s. Cuuhouill, VUiust, New Street, sole agent W OUR LITERARY REVIEW. " Spiritualism," in the .person of Mr. D. D. Horn e-the hero of a recent trial in whioh Mrs. Lyon and her money were largely.concerned-has again appeared on the scene. Mr Home or Hume-for the spelling of the name is as shifty as the spmts-has not only appeared as " a reader " an asprrant to the honours won by Dickens and Bellew but has ventured before a'.committee of the Dialectical Society engaged m the examination of what are called the phenomena of the spiritual manifestations. Any-thing more hunnhating or absurd it would be difficult to imagine. The minor stars, like Mrs. Marshall, having failed to convince the sceptics or to establish a reasonable ground for behef, the great apostle himself has come upon ami oZ't t0 giTC Sie rt of evidence! re ZZZ -examined thereupon; but the results nre precisely what any sensible person oould have' fore-It ,1, f- ,a duliberateJy tt io phenomena in to Mm -i ,b8e? oouceraed al' "o intelligible to himself, and that he is not even conscious of hat passes when he is iu a state of trance, f profers to tike his manifestations before nervous people or persons iu ill-health." He himself is sceptical naturally, and always doubts the phenomena associated with his porson and fame. Mental imbecility couw not go much further than this statoment of D. D Home ; but the " facts" already produced and examined simply confirm what was stated in this journal on the occasion of the visit of Mrs. Marshall, a few years ago. Not one of the moving "facts" is ever effected unless the object so moved is within reach of the medium of some true believer. Flowers are thrown upon sceptical people, but the spirits always require, as a "condition,' that a window shall be open, and a vase or parterre of ilowors outside. Names are read, deciphered, and dates declared, and all sorts of writing read ; but unless the medium sees tho pencil move, or has some absolute cognisance of what is going on, the "spirits" are as often wrong as right. In several cases, a very unspiritual person aome hard, matter-of-fact man, with a quick eye and a cool head absolutely read out mysteries before " the spirits," and even when the sprits proved to be wrong. -Mr. Home bus had the temerity to quote the Emperor of the French in favour of his "spiritual" views. Louis Napoleon believed iu his "star" and his "destiny," and may, perhaps, have a credulous corner in his cool, clear brain ; but it is more incredible than " spiritualism " itself that he should recognise as "supernatural" what Mr. Home ha3 chosen to declare. In one word, this new iuquiry simply confirms what all sensible people have seen long ago that "spirits" know nothing except through a " medium " who can see what is done; that thev can do nothing except when the materials chairs, tablos," &c are within reach of the medium; and that whenevor they venture to declare what is really unknown to all present thoy are far oftenor wrong than right. , Well may one say with the old Roman, " How long is our patience to be abused " by the impudent pretensions of bur modern cluirlatans ? The Koxburgbe Library, under the autocratic oare of Mr. W. Carew Hazlitt, has issued its first publicatiou for 1869 a handsome volume on the English drama and Btage under the Tudor and Stuart Princes, 11343 1CG6. The volume is not only one of the beat in Bko and stylo, but the most interesting in subject which the " Library " has yet produced. It includes a series of fugitive tracts, or proclamations, or handbills relating to the drama and the stage, and is curiously illustrative of the history of our drama's growth and progress during the first century of its life. Mr. Hazlitt presents a report and balance-sheet of the Koxburghe Library, which, although it has not so many subscribers as it deserves, is already " a great fact." Its reprints are well selected, well edited, well printed, and in a very few years, from the American and colonial demand, will be out of print and unattainable, except ot rare intervals and extravagant prices. The agent and publisher for tho " Library," Mr. J. Eussell Smith, receives subscribers' names, and if the list fills up as soon as seems probabie, the editor will bo enabled to give some other works in addition to those previously promised for the current year. Tho copyright question is still very hotly contested by the various publishers of American works in England, and even American publishers are not at all satisfied- with their present risky tenure of popular English books. An American publisher negotiates with some English author, and pays a merely nominal sum for " advance sheets," to enable him to publish first in tho United States before the ordinary copies arrive. This sort of " understanding" a sort of plausible copyright is. generally respected by Amerioan publishers ; but no similar arrangement exists in England. A remarkable case'haa latoly occurred. Mr. Charles G. Leland, the creator of " Hans Ereitmann," and his "Barty," &c, had arranged with Messrs. Triibner and Co. to publish here an " Author's Edition " of his works. Mr. J. Camden Hotten, finding an "Author's Edition " in New York, which he had aperfect legal right to reprint here, produces such a reprint, and gets into a " paper war " thereupon. The case i3 really very clear custom against law, competition againsf monopoly, or, as some hold, piracy against publishing. Much may be said on both sides. Mr Leland seems to have supposed that by his arrangement with Messrs. Triibner and Co. his " Author's Edition " would be practically protected. Mr. Botten held that his reprint of what was announced as a " complete " edition in New York would successfully compete with Messrs. Triibner 's edition, and especially if sold at half the price. Mr. Hotten, in his haste, has made some droll mistakes in his explanations in Germano-Dutch-American phrases, and Messrs. Triibn er do not forget to correct him with a heavy rod. Although equitably Mr. Hotten may be wrong, Messrs. TriibnerarelegaUynnprotectedin appealing a lex non scripla, and to a vague trade custom not recognised here. As, however, rail way competition, howeverfast and furious, usually results in amalgamation so, when "publishers " fall out, authors re very likely to get their own. The present chaotic state cannot hist much longer, and some legal arrangements will ere long be made to protect authors in the works of their brains as well as mechanics in the labour of their hands, now that communication is so easy, so ready, so quick, that all English-speaking and English-reading nations are-practically, but one State. Serial literature has had some remarkable additions during the last dozen years, and not only every profession, ' but every trade and calling, seems likely to have an "organ" of its own. The disciples of a famous saint have long had their organ. "St. Crispin, " devoted to tho cordwainer's most useful art- too often an art of torture, in spite of Mr. James Dowie and Mr. Sparkes Hall, and some learned German doctors who have devoted their genius to the true anatomy and housing of the human foot. The members of the " profession " which " Figaro " made famous, have long had their serial, " The Razor," and even the peripatetic philosophers, the modern Ishmaelites, whose hand i3 against every man, and every man's hand against them, may be seen reading "The Whip." While the Americans have outstripped Mons. Nestor Roquoplan, who has given so many new phrases to France, by the new verb " velooipedcd," the .French, ever foremost iu such, matters, have started (appropriate -phrase in such' a case) two velocipedian magazines. There is "Le Velocipede Illustrc, Moniteur de3 Velo-' cipedistes, dirige par le Grand Jacques," a- journal "consaore" to' the new modes of motion, published at first weekly, then twice a week (Thursday and Sunday), giving engravings of inventions, diagrams, and details of "routes" and " correspondeuce" from London, Vienna, Brussels, Madrid, Berlin, and America. Such a publication ought to have a good " run," and will doubtless be followed by similar examples hero. Fac-similes of old manuscripts, although so valuable, are always difficult to take. The hand 'ac-similes, done by the patent tracing over transparent paper, are costly and not always in fact liever perfectly correct, for the' personality of the artist will assert itself even in apparent imitation, and fae-similes by hand are very rarely as true in character and stjle as in line and letter. Photography and photolithography afford excellent means; but as old manuscripts are often dirty, yellow, soiled, and torn, the result is very often very far from pleasant or exact. The Anastatic Process of copying has been used with success, but is attended with much risk to the original, and hence valuable manuscripts must be treated with scrupulous care. Mons, Carre, of Paris, professes to havo found a new process by which old papers can be copied exactly. Just as a piece of blotting-paper takes an exact copy of tho recent writing, bo this paper, prepared with " I' eau chargoe d'acide chlorohy-drique" gives a similar result. Tho power of impression diminishes with age, and a manuscript eighty yeais old gives no appreciable result. Hence, Mons. Carre considers that his powers may be additionally valuablein discovering the exact age of old "deeds." This part of the experiment is about to be tried with some of the Galileo and Miltorl letters, which Mons. Chasles believes to be genuine, which Professor Owen and every sensible person not only doubts but decries, and which the process of Mons. Can fi may probably prove to wave ucen ianncated since 1767, vtnl th.e&ewme Machines nowmadeontheWHeeler'and RUc),h,sEr'm' B0I,f ar? CIiUaI t0 those, made. by tltoJlnyaJ Union StrnT?ny,', for Vh0,n Thomaa lwkespear and 06;, of a-2, application ' ".agents. Price lists aud testimonials on t!ESAl'i?M ME.DIii' GALVANI.SM.-Paralysis, Ehema-InSA' Asthmf lD 5?' ,art' Debility, Sle'eplessnoss, lioK lWmhlV Sciatica, Nervousness, Tic, &c. .See Mr. extiaor,liXv r,,LGalVaniS1?,for o particulars of the most afull mSS by of Hnlae's Galvanic Apparatus," fn vain "tlnXtJ S Machines hud teen tried Lm 62 bVom W MT" Hal9 0 Lctters oa Medical Galvan-iZie M AoSmn MnZ lfaU'-P3 J Mr" W' U- Hnl80' Warwick Vll' Dofs H at '""".London, for It. Ma WHY JJOEf, H.AIK F all Ow ? From manv caus sometimes from local disturbing asroiiri i-i, t i " mL8 times from neglect in ckanaC ' as "'ff 11 ; s"me' In the sap and tissues whi Bupp,, 'Si Zrrl tho many msidjous sources of decay which ram Nure?s chief ornament. It stimu ates, strengthens anrt w!.. ii of hair ; it softens and nourished f it hefga ,d fsTus decline. It also acts or, those pigments ffl, "Sd, essential to the hair retaining its colour Tl, i,f i , ? and the whiskers and mousLMosTeallUbtnonled16 Tor children it is invaluable, as it forms tho basis of a maEniflcont head of hair, lc is freo from anything of a poisonous r i.b, and will not injure tho health orW B.ioTuSSSSb'S BO ycarB a sufhcient guarantee of its efficacy. Sold bv all Pnv fumeis and Chemists, at 3s. fl.d., Oa., and Ha. only WhnlrB,.iA and Eetailby the Proprietors, C. and A. Oj.bidok 22 WolS ton Street, Strand, London, "W.0. ' ' 6 TOgJSMlNgHAM... DAILY COBBESPONDENOJB3. THE MUkphy A RUE ST. lo the lton-on of the. Daily Post 1'C- am- ?ry, l)Ien!iClJ to find that the Murphyifces nre lookmg mto the case of Mr. Murphy being wrongly "quoilded." lean speftk feelingly; for when theoSeen vis, ed Birmingham, Mr. Betectivt (excuse me menS E , e,)'Knnd EOn,e -of his mon. " o me and a few ty Be, lbou,'. yg "You're wanted;" took us down to Moor Street, and-locked us up durin- her Slajesty's visit This was done without any act having been commit ed I strongly uttered my-protest, and prS 1 Til ,?f1?hert7 of tlie object ; but no go-it was done. V ? 01,, pr?I,er tilHt we shouW fce remembered along witli-Mr. Murphy ; and if his friends like to c ub We LSourCSeet aUoatio. hom I am, sir, yours truly, rr.i THOMAS SNAGGS Thomas Street, June 26, 1809. KACING "SWEEPS." To the Editor of the Daily Post feir, TVliile gaming houses and sweeps on races are being put down in other towns, we see no means taken in Birmingham to suppress them in fact they da y on the increase. Many publicans in this town reap a rich harvest by get ing up. sweeps. Some make it the principal part'of their business ; they have rooms at the back purposely, and so esoape tho observance of those who are deputed to look after such things, which U much i to ht regretted ; and that the authorities are so Inert m not to compel the officers to do. their duty is also to "b r&4 The md stnous yonngman is tempted by them to "try bis luck " as he would call it, and should he prove Bui cessful two or three times, it is a strong mdncement for him to neglect his work, and attend every race he canfind money to reach, and rob his employer for the - puroose Capt,vated with lm new occupation, he becomes a man of thelurf. lie is successful for a while, but his irrular hfe bongs on drunkenness, dissipation, and ruin. lrr6eular Hoping the above facts related may engage the atteu- I am your obedient servant, . VERITAS. INQUESTS AT ASTOl. c t ii JJ0110" o H'e Daily Post. air, 1 think it right, m.the interests of humanity to call caused tV0 th?fS piece of noglecwhicl hSl n??l rW? oy great grief and inconvenience to myself a serions loss laboum6 persons, with families, is to us l-,ver nS,iif1S,tani Swcr, Stephen Everton, a plate-lajei on the Midland Railway, was found dead on tbo line at Bromford Bridge, jn the parish of Aston. The local roliceman (Harrison) was at once informed of tho fact and, as he says, communicated the same to the Chief Supeimtendent (Mr. Bloxham), at. Aston, the same day, and suggested the propriety of the Coroner being at once advised of the occurrence ; buthe(Mr.Bloxham) said it was useless trouble, as.the Coroner would be at Erdington on another inquest on Saturday,; -and he would then inform him, and getjiim to Bit on my brother the same day. The Coroner, .however, Benthis-d,eputyKn,Sa.turdayj to Urding-ton, and was in ignftrance of-his'servioes being required until Monday, whettthe pdrrceman (Harrison) Went over to Kenilwbrthnnd informed Binll of the fact ; and at the iu-. fiueste Coroner expressed his regret at the delay , but said it lay with; .th-pjolioe. ' The consequence of this neglect lias.been &aBiy;;brother's family and myself have boon (in ijwSarisorne waitings, watchings, and expectancy ;.. that I, myself, through believing (as informed) the mquet. would '.be Md on Saturday, have lost 'three days' time mor.e .than; J ; otherwise should; the body has been kept til it is.more offensive than it would have been ; and, apart from natural feelings, the arrangements for the funeral have been retarded aiid disarranged, and the family of the deceased havo had to suffer additional sorrow and diiconifoit-, and to bear further expense than was necessary, through the negligence of a porson who is well paid for doing hisduty. I will not say more, except that in the village where I.reside, especially to the poor, the rule is, " That if damage is done, either from negligence or ignorance, discharge inevitably follows." I would not wish to go this length with Mr. Bloxham ; but would, through your valuable paper, it possible, strive t-; impress upon his mind that the pcor are possessed of as fine feelings as their wealthier neighbours, and that in these days negligence or ciuelty of any kind, either to rich or poor, is sure to be exposed. By finding rr oni for this on Saturday next you will oblige, Sir, yours obediently, THOMAS EVJiKTON, of Kingsbury, Warwickshire. Woshwood Heath, June 24. THE GiS QUESTION Af BILSTON. An adjourned meeting, with a view to obtain a good and cheap supply of gas to Bilston, was held in the Temperance Hall in that town on Thursday evening. The meeting had been called by requisition to the Chairman of Commissioners, who happens to be the Chairman also of theexisting Bilston Gas Company. That gentleman was :present at the first meeting, which, however, merely off eefced an ad j ourn-ment, but he declined to take the chair, because he might have to reply to statements made by the speakers, and upon his suggestion ill-. Dean became the Chairman. That gentleman again presided last night, and, ' after Mr. Purcell had said that it was a slight upon the town that Mr. Hatton (Chairman of the Commissioners) was not present that night, the Chairman moved the first resolu-lion. He said that tho price now charged was excessively high and exorbitant. It was fifty per cent, higher than that paid by some of the neighbouring towns, and even one hundred per cent, more thau some, In Pulstnn they bad tn pay 4s. ner thousand enhin ffnf; aud Is. for the meter. He, howover, held in his hand a receipt of the Birmingham and Staffordshire Company, who charged 2s. 74d. per thousand. In addition the gas was of a bad quality. He moved, ' " That in the opinion of this meeting the price of gas charged to the consumers by the Bilston Gas Company is excessive, and that the township of Bilston ought to be supplied with gas of as good and cheap quality and price as the neighbouring towns, "Walsall, "Wednesbury, Darlaston, and Wolverhampton." (Applause. ) Mr. Sale seconded the motion. He inquired why it was that there was so large a difference as Is. per thousand feet in the prices of gas in Bilston. Some consumers had to pay 4s. per thousand, while he himself obtained it at 3s. per thousand, but had to burn 50,000 cubic feet, Ho believed that the Is. was taken off for the purpose of stopping the mouths of the customers, so that they should not complain of the exorbitant prices. Mr. Edridge supported it. They all agreed that the price was exorbitant, and they came there to know why the present company could not supply the town with ga3 as cheap as other companies stipplied other places. He thought that the Bilston Company were in an equal position as regards the breakages and crowniugs-in with neighbouring companies. The great mistake of the Bilston Company bad been going out' of' the town. They' wanted to be bigirer men than they ought to bo. They had gone round -Coseley, Fullwood's End, and almost to Princes End, instead of stopping in the town. If they had confined themselves to the town, they would havo made 10 per cent., and tho interest on the capital' laid but beyond the town would not be going out of tho pockets of the Bilston inhabitants. Mr. Purcell said that it was a notorious fact, that in Moxley one man paid 2s. 9d. for his gas, while his next door neighbour, supplied by another company, was paying 4s. With the high prices the Bilston Company bad always received, they ought to charge less for the gas than the present price. He was afraid that tho leakage was into the pockets of the Company, and not from the mains. Mr. Bedley, Consulting Gas Engineer, of Wolverhampton, said that he appeared there altogether independent of anyone in the . town or district, and had attended the meeting to show what" gas w"a8 being, sold at in the neighbouring towns, and what""" it i oould be made and sold at in Bilston. After! ' showing that he ' had been connected with as-making for thirty -three years, he said that the result ot his calculations waB as follows : Taking the make of gas at eighty-eight million cubic feet, and the sale of gas at seventy-six million cubic feet, the cost of coal, .at an average of 10s. per ton, and to bring the quality of gas up to an illuminating power ecpual to fourteen sperm candles (aud it ought not to be sold at a poorer quality), taking the sale of coke, at 0s. per ton, he found' that gas could bo delivered into the consumers' meters at a cost of Is. 7tL per thousand feet. If they had a capital of thirty thousand pounds to supply Willenhall and Bilston thoy would want Is. per thousand cubic feet to pay a dividend of 10 per cent., so that they would want 2s. 7d, baok from the consumers. (Loud oheers. ) In Birmingham the gas could be sold at 2s. 2d. per thousand, but for tho monopolies in that town. Last year the Bilston Company, notwithstanding that they had a reserve fund and a works restoration fund, charged the cost of making alterations in their works, by which they could now bo managed without a manager, to the profit and loss account, and but for that, their profits would have enabled them to pay a dividend of almost 1) per cent, The town of Hanley was in a much Similal pOSll-lOIlTiO 6I1IUI Ul JJllbtUU y uut, uuuoi mo ouyoi- intendence, a competition company was started, and tho House of Lords decided that the company must reduce the price of gas, insert clauses which onabled tho town of Hanley to have their gaa teated whenever they liked, compelled the company to supply it of a certain quality, and, in addition, imposed all the costs of the agitation upon the crnpany. (Applause.) .' The Chairman put the resolution, and it was oarried without a dissentient, and amidst much cheering. Mr. W. M. Hancox, surgeon, said he thought thero was no prospect of getting oheap gaB from tho present com-, pary. There was, however, a probability of obtaining sucb a commodity from a new company, and ho therefore moved a resolution to the effect that the meeting pledges ..-itself to do all in its power to promote the Bilston and ' 'Willenhall Gas Consumers Company. . Mr. Jones, publican, High Street, seconded the motion. Mr. Kc-ay moved an amendment, to the effect thajs the meeting should appoint a , deputation to wait upon the . present company, and endeavour to get them to reduce the price of gas to the pojut Mr. Hodley had named. , Tiat, he , thought, was the most certain way of getting cheap gas ; for it was by no means certain that tliey would get cheaper gas if a rival company was established in.'tli'e bowh. If the course he proposed did ubt succeed, thenthey:might consider either the buying of the works or the establishing' of the new company. (Hear, hear.) Mr. S. Kemp seconded the amendment. Mr. Edridge supported it, after warning the meeting of tie great responsibility they were taking by pledging thom-selves to support the new company. Mr, Oiemomni approved of the amendment. , Mr. Bedley urged tho meeting to support Hie now company. If they did so, the present company oould still come to terms. (Hear, hear.) Mr, P.eevcs, clerk to the company, said that it was not likely that the direotors would attend:.'tho meeting after the display of feeling and the insults their chairman was subject to from " a tinkering man of the town" at the last meeting. This remark quite disturbed the meeting, and there were for some time loud cries of " Turn him out," " Sit down " and much disorder. . ' " The Tinkering Man of the Town" explained that when he insulted the chniiman of the direotors, that gentlomau was insulting the ratepayers by misconducting the meeting. Mr. StaUard supported the resolution. Mr. Careless said , the company ought to be made to supply gas of a certain.qmility. (Hear, hear.) ' , .. On a division, two persons only vdte'd for the original ,PQST- AND. JOUENAL, - SATURDAY,- - .JUNE 26,-1869. resolution, and tho amendment was therefore carried by a large majority. A committee, consisting of the Chairman, and Mes3rs. Purcell, Edridge, Hancox, Sale, Williams, and Keay, was appointed to meet the company, and tho mooting was adjourned for a fortnight, when the deputation will report the result of their interview. The Chairman was thanked, and the meeting separated. "' ...... i n,.m RAGING NOTES. To the Editor of the Daily Post. Sir, The sporting world In the metropolis has been thrown into the greatest, state of consternation and alarm by the steps which have been taken during the last woek to put a. stop to tho business of the commission agents; end, what is more, I have every reason to believe that race of persons is about to be destroyed, for I hoar, upon very good authority, that the Government, if they do not find the present law strong enough for the purpose ot suppressing the practice of betting by correspondence, will bring in a short bill during thepresent session, tho effect of whluh will be to fine any newspaper very heavily that inserts an advertisement relative to betting, as well us the advertisers; for they aie determined to put an. end to the facilities whioh have hitherto been afforded to clerks and domestic servants in speculating upon the turf. The adoption of this step, however unpopular it may be in public estimation, will have the hearty approval of all who are engaged in. opm-meicial transactions ; for it will, of aneoessity, nip in' tho bud an evil that bids fair to becomo' serious from its' ranid extension. Heports were also circulated that it was tlie intention of Colonel Henderson rto;-go against the "Victoria Club Tattersall's, as woll as tho Ben-tinck and Alliance Clubs ; but up . to the present timo no steps havo been taken against any of these establishments, nor do I think they will be disturbed, because the transactions that take place at them are not of a ready-money nature. How the commission agents will get over this attack of the myrmidons of the law, I am at a loss to imagine ; and they will have to put up with a very serious loss, and a great deprivation of influence in the betting world, for by the weight of money which thoy brought into the market, they could either make or un-makeal'avouriteiu notime. And in the majority of instances, I am bound to say, their business was conducted in the most straightforward manner, and seldom, if ever, a complaint was heard about thero. Therefore they cannot be tormed adventurers in any way, and had they remained quiet, and pursued their occupation in a quiet and unostentatious way, in all probability they would never have been disturbed. But flushed with success, and perhaps their heads a little turned with the quantity of money 'flowing into their hands, they forgot the bounds of prudence, and acted in a manner that cool-headed people foresaw would soon bring them under the notice of the Legislature. In the first place, they covered every newspaper that would insert their announcements with large advertisements of the prices they would lay on groat races, ithus letting the authorities know the extent of the business they were doing, and the publication of the sum of money Mr. Wright poid over the Derby waB the most fatal step of all, for it at once opened the eyes of the Government to the magnitude of his business. The person who, it is said, has urged on Colonel Henderson to take these steps, is Mr. Beaumont, M.P. for the West Hiding of Yorkshire, who, a short time back, it vail be recollected, spojee to the Home Secretary upon the subject in the House of Commons ; aud he has, therefore, been fiercely- attacked in tboso newspapers which may be considered to be in the interest of the commission agents, and whioh have sustained a very severe loss in the Bhape of betting advertisements. The cases will be hoard on Saturday, when it is generally supposed a conviction wiil follow, 'which will be appealed from ; and, as the hearing of the case cannot take place until November, we shall not know until that time now the Judges will view the matter in question. In the meantime, all betting will cease, and the public must find a channel for their own investments on the various racecoursos they frequent. Of coui'Ee all heads of firms are loud in praise of the step that has been taken by the police ; while others, on whom no respoDsibility is cast, are loud in their indignation at what is called the outrage on the liberty ot the subject whioh bns taken place in the seizure of Mr. Wright, o,nd the people in his employ, as well as the detention of his books, as well as those of Messrs. Smith aud Morris. You must excuse mo taking up so much of your space with this, matter, but the sensation it has created in netting circles must plead as a justification. The position of the Duke of Newcastle has also been the subject of much conversation during the week, from the fact of his Grace being the Senior Steward of the Jockey Club, which, it would seem, has not exempted him from the execution of the warrants of the Sheriffs of Middlesex and Nottingham on his goods and chattels, to the great horror of Lord Winchilsea, who has such exalted notions of tho Jockey Club. It is now thought that his Grace will resign office, for it would never do to have the Steward of the most aristocratic club in England represented by a bankrupt. Some commotion was created in St. James'3 Street, the other evening, by the horsewhipping of Mr. Grenville Murray, the reputed editor of the Queen's Messenger, who was watched coming out of tho Conservative Club, and severely castigated, for some remarks which he made in his paper reflecting on the character of the late Lord Carrington, and which were thus resented by his son. So little has transpired respecting tlie racing of next week, that it would be unsafe to allude to it. I .am, sir, yours, &o., June 25, 18G9. RED EOVER. TBE MARKET TOLLS AND THE CENTRAL STATION QUESTION IN DUDLEY. On Thursday night tho Mayor of Dudley (Alderman Job Taylor) entertained a large number of gentlemen at a dinner, in commemoration of the purchase of the market tolls during his mayoralty. It will be remembered that at the last Council meeting a resolution was passed to give the Earl of Dudley's trustees 10,000. for the tolls and all rights, and on Thursday these passed into the possession of the Corporation, although the legal processes are not yet complete. Contrary to all expectation, there was no ceremony in the Market Place, but this was owing to the above fact. It is stated, however, that when all is complete, formal possession will be taken. 'At tho banquet, the Mayor occupied the chair, and ho was supported by the Bev. R. Harper, Mr. H. B. Sheridan, M.P., Captain Wainwright, Mr. B. Grainger, Mr. K. Jobson, Mr. J. E. Tilley, and Mr. H. Green. The "Vice-chairman, Alderman Cochrane, was supported by Alderman 8.' Budge, Alderman Bagott, Alderman Wilkinson, and Alderman Horton. Most of the members of the Council were also present, as well as the officers of the Corporation. Among the former, and visitors, were Alderman Hingley, Alderman Tinsley, Councillors VVarrington, Tl..n-, 1,.,.11 T : X rt -ITT-.' T -r-r Town Clerk ; Mr. Wilkinson, Borough- Treasurer, and many others. The Mayor read letters of, apology from the Earl of Dudley, Lord Ly ttelton, the Hon. C. G, Lyttelton. M,P.,Mr. E.P. Amphlett, Dr.Browne, Mr. F. Smith, and Major Fletcher. His Worship then proposed the usual loyal toasts ; and Alderman Cochrane and Alderman Bagott the patriotic toasts, in short but effectivo speeches. After these, Alderman Aston proposed "The Lord-Lieutenant of the County," and Alderman W. Wilkinson proposed " The Earl and Countess of Dudley," and in doing so said the noble pair would be in town during the next week. (ApplauBe.) Alderman liudge proposed " The Members for the County and Borough." Mr. Sheridan, in reply, said he could have wished that the county members had been jresent to join that pleasant gathering, and lo have spoken for themselves. During the session, members of Parliament, no matter on which aide, had been very hard at work, and going home in tho morning had been the rule and not the exception. (Laughter.) Mr. Sheridan then proposed "The Health of the Mayor." (Loud applause, with cheers.) He said ho was always anxious to visit the town of Dudley. (Hear, hear. ) Speaking of the Mayor, one was naturally led to think of the town and trade of that place, and although ho was not veiy well qualified to speak on the matter, his habits being so different, still he should like to comment for a few momentB upon Dudley, its trade, and position. (Applause.) He had heard that the trade of the town was not of the best, and that they had fallen on bad times, but badness of tradeand successful competition hadiilfiicted other places, and not Dudley alone. Dudley had competitors not only in the North' of England,' but iu Belgium. (Hear, hear.) . In that country, the advantages they .possessed were due to the fact that wages were low, ' and this was the lesult of the political-position of the country. Taxation was there very low, whilst it was high in England. (Hear, hear.) The subject, was one which should come, in his opinion, within the range' of the Legislature. In England, they were taxed as though each man was able to bear a camel's- weight: of ' taxes. (Laughter.) They were taxed imperially,.-akd taxed locally, and the burden should be lightened. In order to do something towards this they should look at home and remedy grievances, instead of finding grievances abroad. (Hear, hear.) For instance, let them turn their attention to the poor rates. (Hear, hear.) The two gre'atjquestions for the Government to see to on the first opportunity wore the income tax and the poor rates, Something had been done, but it was only tinkering. There was no great question in the way, and he hoped in the next session Parliament would take the whole matter into their consideration. (Applause.) He had been told that things were brightening in Dudley, and ho had also heard that large orders for steel would soon come to England for the nations on the continent. Steel was. there' likely to supersede iron, and the steel'manufactured in England was preferred by them, The people of Dudley should look the whole matter in the face, ana see what advantages others had:over them. . Lot them put their, house in order and see whether; or not thoy hud done all they could to encourage industry and trade. They should see that they had a proper mode of disposing of the goods they made with ease and facility. Ho (the speaker) Would ask them if they had a perfect system of railway accommodation ? His impression was that thoy had not. - (" Hear, hear," and applause. ) Their trade required a thorough system, and he must express his astonishment that a town of 50,000 persons should bo suffering for want of railway accommodation. Any town must die out unless its conveniences for trado were good. It was strange that while Englishmen were covering the face of the globe with railways that their town should be so badly off. (Hear hear.) Mr. Sheridan then proceeded to state that he had offered his services to the town on tho subject, and that when he was with them resolutions had been drawn up. Eemembering this, and knowing that ho was soon to be with them, he had sent for engineers with whom he whs acquainted, and asked them if they were willing to make a central railway and station suitable for Dudley, and depend on the subscriptions comingin while the wor was being done. They said they Bbould have no objection, and he to'.dthem one-half the cost at least could soon be obtained. (Hear, hear,) Ho had received a letter from the film, and ns it was short he would read it, (Hear, bear.) " D, Great Queen Street, Weatmiiistor, S.W., 23, June, 1S09. My dear sir, Dudley Terminus Railway, I prapt;EC sending down an engineer to examine this project and preparo a preliminary Bur.voy, so as to be in time to give the notices, if necessary. !ext week will suit me for. doing this, if you can arrange for soiue. one who understands the locality and tho wishes and requirements of the town to, meet him, and show him the routes most iu favour with the people of Dudley... . I, shall wait your reply ' before fixing the day. Yours very truly, J. G. FiiASEH. H. B. Sheridan, Esq,, M.P." (Loud applause.) In conclusion he might sny tbat he should bo glad to assist, the project in every possible way. (Loud applause.) The Mnyor briefly responded. Several other toasts of a purely complimentary oharacter were given, DISTEICT NEWS. - WOLVERHAMPTON. Board oi? Guardians. ester-day, the usual weekly meeting of the Wolverhampton Union was held in the Eoard Boom, Mr. Eendriok (Chairman) presiding, The returns showed that the paupers in the house, numbered 770, a decrease upon last year of 121 ; and that i,322 men, 7yrT1i'- WJ.children, had received out-relief , at a cost of i,229, 10s. Id., an increase upon a twelvemonth ago of 24 in number, and of 3. 15s. Id. in cost. The Eev. A. S. Prior said that at the last meeting, when he advocated the rise of the. salary of tho vaccination officer, he promised that if over he saw Mr. Beckett under tho influence of excessive drinking, he would propose his dismissal. Last night Dir. Beckett was taken to his home in a cab, helplessly drunk ; and, in that condition, he eaw the vaccination officer. Ho now, therefore, was compelled considering the warning Mr. Beckett had had from the committee, who proposed his rise, of salary, that he should,, be instantly discharged. Mr. Lello seconded the motion, for a week ago he saw Mr. Beckett in a similar condition to that, now described, by Mr. Prior, and inasmuch as Mr. Beckett had made promises of a very earnest character to the committee only a short time ago, the conduct of which he had now been again guilty was unpardonable. The resolution was adopted ; and the Clork was instructed to advertise for another vaccination officer. The salary to be paid will be determined at the next meeting. Mr. Coleman again suggested that tho Board should consider the advisability of boarding out the children. The plan had been adopted throughout Scotland, and at different unions in England and Wales, and it had worked well wherever it had been adopted. The Clerk said that the Poor Law Board would hardly give permission in respect even of the orphans, for they had sanctioned the plan at Evesham simply because that was .an agricultural union. Mr. Coleman responded that Bath was not an agricultural union, yet the plan was .in operation there. The cost per head in the house, in Wolverhampton, was 3s, Od. a week, and the cost would net be higher out of the house than in ifa On the score of expense, therefore, tho question might well be dismissed. He proposed tho appointment of a committee to investigate the matter. The Chairman, whilst he spoke against the project, yet desired that it should be investigated, and therefore seconded the motion. Mr. Prior opposed the motion, believing that, whilst a separate building, away from the house, might bo bentficial, yet the lodging-out system would havo a most injurious tendency. Statistics that had been supplied to him by the Governor showed that, out of the 145 children who had been sent-out as apprentices and as maid-servants during the past six years, only four were now in the house from their own misconduct, whilst the remaining 141 could all be -traced with credit to them and gratification to the Guardians. In addition to the fiftv-eiaht miis who had pnnn nut .n eo; in the six years, 33 had gone to the Orphans' Home, where he knew they were admirably trained, and constantly looked after when they obtained situations. He believed that the Poor Law Board would only consent to orphans being boarded out. The unnecossity for the operation of the-plan in that regard was shown in the fact that although there were three vacancies at the Orphan Home, yet that there were no orphan children in the House to avail themselves of the opening, Mr. Willcock thought that after Mr. Prior's speech Mr. Coleman would not deem necessary the plan which that gentleman had suggested one which, however applicable it might be to agricultural districts, yet would not work satisfactorily iu the Wolverhampton Union. Mr. Colonmn was not sorry that he had brought on tho question, but after what Mr. Prior had said, he should withdraw it. The Eev. T. G. Horton hoped that Mr. Coleman would keep before him his suggestion in the shape whioh, some time ago,it assumed, viz. that of a separate building in connection with the union. Messrs. George Hill and Son, grocers, declined to sign the contract to supply the House with cheese and butter, because their offer to supply groceries also was not accepted. The Board resolved to advertise for other tenders, There was no more business calling for record here. '' " '. Cbuhl Treatment op a Cuild. Yesterday,- at the Police Court, before the Stipendiary (Mr. I. Spooher), Thomas Thomas, a moulder, of Hall Street, Sedgley, was charged with assaulting his daughter, a girl of thirteen-years of age. The Complainant is the eldest of tour children, who have been bereft of their mother. On Thursday evening, her father beat her so severely as to make one of her arms bleed. She Bought protection at the Police Station, and the prisoner was arrested, after he had threatened- the child in the presence of a policeman. ' When at the Station he again declared that he would 'ihave' his revenge." In defence, ThomaB said that the wound on the child's arm was done by accident, when she put it out to protect her back from the blows of the rod. He punished her because she had allowed some bread to be trodden under foot in the kitchen of his house. Thomas was sent to prison for six weeks with hard labour, and ordered to afiter.wards find sureties to keep the peace for six months. Night Poaching. At the Police Court, yesterday, Francis Bay ley, a boatman of Berry Street, was charged with night poaching on land occupied by Mr. Atkins, at The Battons. A watcher saw the nrisouer, in company with two other men, orossing a field." Prisoner was carrying two rabbits, and one of his companions had a gun in his hand. Witness followed them, and the man who held the gun turned round and presented the piece, but did not fire. The watcher secured Bayley, but the' other two escaped. The Stipendiary remarked that the presenting of the gun gave the case a very serious aspect, and he should therefore remand the prisoner to give time for the other two men to be arrested. DUDLEY. Board of Guardians. Yesterday morning, the ordinary weekly meeting of this Board was .held at the offices, Priory Street ; Mr. Howells in the chair. Mr. Walton asked whether the coBts of the appeal of Messrs. Dixon, Amphlett, and Co., of the Horseley Collieries, Tipton, were to be bome by the parish or the Union. The Clerk was of opinion that it was a parish charge." Mr. Walton expressed his dissatisfaction at this, and said that Tipton had been unfortunate ; it had borne the expenses of one appeal, and the Union would benefit if the appeal was all right and in their favour. Mr. Turley was appointed to the collectorship of the No. 1 Sedgley district. The complaint of the auditor to the Poor Law Board that Mr. Haden, the medical officer at the Union, had been neglectful in his books, was read . over,, together with Mr. Haden's answer. He said it should not occur again, and the subject dropped. The weekly, return showed that 248. 2s. Id. had been expended in out-door relief ; whilst the House contained 6H7 inmates, againBt 730 in the corresponding week of last year. Iike from the Spark of an Engine. On Thursday evening, a fire took place at the Netherton .Railway Station. Mr. Empaon, a corn dealer, had about seven tons of straw in the yard at the station, and a Bpark from a passing-engine set fire to it. The whole was burnt before assistance could be obtained. STAFFORD. Special Appeal Sessions. On Wednesday, a special adjourned County Sessions was.held at Stafford, to try an appeal case. Mr. Eupert Kettle was Chairman, and with him there was the Hon. and Rev. A. Talbot. The appeal was tbat of the London and North-Western Eailway Company against the Overseers of Burton-on-Trent. Mr. A, S. Hill, Q.C., and Mr. Jelf were for the appellant, instructed by Mr. Blenkinsopp ; and Mr, Motteram, Mr. Yoaner, and .Mr. Bosanquet were for the respondents, instructed by Mr. Leech, of Burton. ' The Eailway Company appealed against the last assessment by the Overseers of property belonging to the company which they had built as a goods station near to tho Burton Station of tho Midland line, over whioh they have running powers. The land cost them 20,000., and tho building they put upon it 10,000. By the last assessment their rateable value was set down at 210., but it is now being raised to 449. las. 6L The Company were ready to pay tho old assessment, but declined to accede to the new. The case had hardly begun before an arrangement was come to by which the appellants consent to an assessment of 400., extending over two years, the rate not to be increased if the company should put up additional buildings in that time upon the sumo-land. LICHFIELD. St. Mary's Church. The building of St, Mary's Church, the foundation stone of which was laid twelve months ago, is malting rapid progress. The roof . of the north and south aisles is expected to bo commenced next week. KIDDERMINSTEE. This Sanitary Question. -A special meeting of the Council was held at the Guildhall, yesterday afternoon", to consider what roply should be made to the letter from the General Board of Health Office, addressed to the Town Clerk, relative to the application to the Secretary of State to inquire into the sanitary state of the town. This letter was published in Tuesday's Post. Mr. Cowen (the Mayor) presided. The Town Clerk having read the official communication hfe had received, Mr.Turtonmoved, "Thata requisition be forwarded to the Secretary of State, signed by the Mayor, on behalf of the Local Board, not to entertain the request of the Board of Guardians on the drainage and waterworks question till the Local Government Act has been in force twelve months, in accordance with the resolution passed by the Local Board on the 7th inat., and that of the town's meeting." Mr. Hasell seconded the resolution. Alderman Jefferies moved, as an amendment, "That tho Town Council of Kidder-being very divided in opinion regarding tho requirements of the town as ,to drainage and water supply, it is the opiuion.of tjho Council tha.t a Commissioner should visit and report on. the. real requirements of the borough." Alderman Jefferies pointed out, several instapoes of bad nuisances in town, and he said as they were so different in their opinionsas to, what.wa3 required, it would be best a Commissioner should como down, Mr. Corbet moved, ' as iv second amendment) " That this Board instruct their Clerk to write to the Secretary of State that theyhave no ox planation whatever to offer beyond that now before him." It seemed the Corporation were entirely in the same humour as they were a little time ago, and it was, therefore, well to refer him buck to the resolutionpreviouBly passed; Alderman Jefferies seconded this amendment, his own not finding a seconder. Alderman Boycott suggested that it should be stated to the Home Secretary that they were making every effort to carry out tho Local Government Act, and that, as soon as the bye laws were adopted, the Act , would bo onforced. Ultimately, Dir. Turton's resolution was amended, to the following shape: " That as the town has only just adopted tbo Local Government Acts, and ha3 not yet had a fair opportunity of properly carrying out and working the snme, no steps be taken until sufficient time has elapsed to test whether or not such Local Government Acts will provide all necessary requirements." On a divisionthis resolution was carried by 11 to 2. A. resolution was aitec-wards carried, on the motion of Alderman Jefferies, seconded by Mr. Corbet, -" That it is , expedient for the Local Board to uso their powers for widening streets, - and . that tho Board should take into .consideration the desirability of borrowing a sum of money for that purpose." 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As this question is f renUerjtlv asked, vrn alinll nimnlu nntr Ha. aUa ia n l,'.rl ..Vh,. for upwards of thirty years has untiringly devoted her. time and i,uit;it,a u luujuju puyaiciau ana nurse, pnncipany among eluldrtm. She has especially studied tho oonstitutipn and wants of this numerous claso, aud, as a result of thlB effort, and practical knowledge obtained inalife-timo spent as mirsa and physician, sho has compoundtd a Soothing Byrup for Children. It operates like niainc, giving rest aud health, and is, moreover, sure to regulate the bowels. In conBequonce of this article. Mrs. Winston- is becoming world-renowned as a benefactor of her race. Children certainly dense up. and blesB her. Especially is this the case in this oity. Vast quantities of tho soothing syrup are daily sold and used here, we, think Mrs. WmBlow has immortalised her name by this Invaluable article, and we sincerely believe thousands of ohtldren liave heen saved from an early gravo by its timely use, and that.mulions .vet unborn will share its benefits, and unite in calling her blessed. iSo mother baa discharged her duty to her suffering little one in our opinion, until she has given it the benefit of Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. Try it mothers, try it now.-iodrss' Fisilor, Now York City. - RS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING ..SYRUI' Cures Dysentery. KS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP Cures Diarrhoea ES. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING Cures Wind Colic. SYRUP ES. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING L Rolievea all Pain. SYRUP ES. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP Softens the Gums. KS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING Eegulates the Bowels. SYEUP KS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP No Mother should bo Without it, its. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING Sold by all Chemists in Great Britain. SYEUP A DOWN TOWN MERCHANT, having passed several sleepleso nights, disturbed by the agonies and cries or a suffering child, and becoming convinced that Mrs. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP was just tho article needed, procured a supply for tho child. On reaching home and acquainting his wife with what ho had done, she refused to havo it administered to the child, as she was strongly in favour of homceopathy. That night tho child passed in suffer'ng, and the parents without Bleep. Hcturning home the day following, the father found the baby still worse ; aud, while contemplating another sleepless night, the mother stepped from the room to attend to some domestic duties, and left the father with tho child. During her absenco he administered a portion of the Soothing Syrup to the baby, and said nothing. That night all hands slopt well, and the little fellow awoko iu the morning bright and happy. Tho mother was delighted with tho BUdden and wonderful change, aud althqugh. at first offeuded at the deception practised upon her, has continued to uso tho Syrup ; and Buffering, crying babies aud restless nights have dissappeared. A siDglotrial of the Syrup never yet failed to relieve the baby and over-coroe tbo prejudices of the mother. , MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYEUP. Sold in all parts of United States, RS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHINS SYRUP. Sold in Canada. KS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING Sold in Mexico. SYEUP. KS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYEUP. Sold in South America. KS. ' WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP. Sold in Australia. RS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP Sold in Constantinople. RS. WiNSLOW'S SOOTHING Sold in Paris. SYEUP. KS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP. Sold in India. KS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING' SYRUP. A BRANCH HOUSE is now OPENED in Tinrlnn tnr tho sajo of this remedy, which has been in ubo in America over thirty years. It is pleasant to take, and aafo iu all cases '; it soothes the child and gives it rest; softens the gums, and will allay all pain pi spasmodic action, and is sure to regulate tha bowels. Depend upon it, mothers. It will give rest to yourselves, and relief and health to your infanta. It will almost instantly relieve griping in the bowels and wind colic, and we believe it the best and ?aureat remedy in the world in all cases of dysentery and diarrhoea in ohildren whether arising from teething or other causes. Ba sure and ask for Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup, and see that ''Curtla and Perkins, New TCork and Loudon," io on tho outside wirappor. Sold by all chemists at Is. ljd. per bottle. jFull directions with each bottle. Call on tho chomista for one of Mrs. Winslow's Family Almanacs and Domestic Receipt Books, freo of charge. Principal MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP is Used by all Mothers. IMRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP -Lvja is Used by all Mursea, M' Kg WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP is Used by Everybody. RS! WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP is the BeBt Remedy Known. MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP Never linown to Fall. MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP has Directions with each Bottle. E& WINSLOW'S. . SOOTHING SYRUP may Tje.Ujed with Safety. RiS. WINSLOW'S !' SOOTHING SYRUP Sold by-all Medicine Dealers. , ES. WINSLOW, an old and experienced Nurse, has devoted herself for wore than thlrtw vpili-b fiTnlimlnolo t the care of children. She baa a SOOTHING SYRUP for children teething, which we believe a most- v invaluable preparation, not only for children teething, but in .all. cases of dysentery or dianho-'a. Wo speak of what we know when- we say that this soothing Syrup acts like alperfect charm'in the'above cases. We havo witnessed the most satisfactory-aiid pleasing results iroin the use ot it upon suffering infants and children in a great variety of eases. It gives universal satisfaction, is "paifectly safe to the feeblest infant, and pleasant to the taste. We aincerely believe tiio mother who has a child suffering from any of the above oom-plaints, and neglects to provide tbia medicine for ita relief and cure, ia depriving the little sufferer of the remedy of all the world best calculated to give it rest and restore it bo health. It ia said that ono-f ouith the ohildrenorn die Under five years of age. As the teething period fs' the most ' critical time, every mother Bhould be prepared to act aa nurae and physician; and no mother should be without Mrs. Winslow'a Soothing Syrup,, whieh is "perfectly safe in all cases, andonay be hod of any mecicinc dealer. , KS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING Sold by every Chemist in London. SYRUP. RS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING Sola bj all Chemists in Liverpool. SYRUP. RS. WINSLOW'S .SOOTHING Sold by all' Chemista in Manchester. SYEUP. ES. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING Sold by all Chemista in ShcOiold. SYRUP. KS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING Sold by all Chomista in Glasgow. SY-RUP. j KS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING-1 Sold by all OhemiBte in Edinburgh. SYRUP. KS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING Sold by all Chemists in Dublin. SYEUP. KS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING Sold by all Chemists in Belfast. SYRUP. fRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYEUP lXM. iB an excellent article for all diseases of children. It rolievea the child from pain, regulates the stomach and bowels, aud, by giving health to the child, comforts and rests the mother, DuriDg the process of teething ita value ia inestimable. " Mra. WhiBlow'fl Soothing Syrup certainly does, as the name implies, soothe 1 1 ,e little sufferer into a quiot, natural sleep, from which it awakes invigorated and refreshed ; and for the euro of diseases incidental to the period of teething, such as dysentery, diarrhoea, wind colic, &c, we have never seep its equal. We have always been, and still are, opposed to the system of drugging infanta. This article has no deleterious effects whatever, and from our own experience (wo speak advisedly) we havo every confidence in it, and can heartily recommend it to all mothers. Take our advice use it. aud you will strongly recommend it-to others, as wo have to you. We have heard ladies say tbat on no account would they be without this invaluablo article, which, being perfectly harmless, has been recommended by tho first physicians in the land. Mothers who havo not yet given it a trial are advised to administer it to their infanta when teething. Its efl'ects are magical." JVciu York Dispatch. fES. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING- SYEUP. Xv Jl Sold by Messrs, Barclay aud Sons, Farringdou Street. RS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYEUP. Sold by Messrs. P. Newbery and Sons, a, St. Paul's Church- ytird. RS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING Sold by Mr. W. Edwards, Old Change. SYEUP. RS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP. Sold by Messrs. Sanger and Sons, Oxford Street. RS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYEUP. Sold by Messrs. Sutton and Co., Bow Churchyard. IRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP. I Sold by Messrs. Evans, Leather, and Evans, Bartholomew KS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYKUP. Sold by Messrs. Itaimes and Co., Liverpool. (KS. ' WINSLOW'S SOOTH&G SVRUP. Sold in every village in Great Britain. j KS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING I Sold Retail, at Is. H1. per bottle. SYRUP. RS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP Wo would bv no means rocommeud any kind of medicine which we did not know to bo good, particularly for infants, but of Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup wo can speak from knowledge. In our own family it has proved a bleSBlng indeed, by giving an infant troubled with colic pains quitt sleep, and its parents unbroken rest at night. Most pnreuts can appreciate these blessings. H-jrs is an article which works to perfectiou, aud which is harmless ; for the sleep which it affords the infant is perfectly natural, and the little cherub awakes as " bright as a button ;" aud during thopro-cess of teething its value iR incalculable. We havo frequently heard mothers say they would never ho without it, from the birth of the child till it had finished witb theteothingsiej;c, on any consideration whatever. TO CHEMISTS EVERYWHERE. If you are dealing in onr Medicines, wo will print for you 250 Mrs. Winslow'' l'amily Almanacs for 1B70, with your namo aud address on t.ia cover, free of any charge, but should yon require more, we WDiild charge IDs, per 1,000 for thera. When completed, they might be seat for enclosure to any house in the city. In sending name, please send printed card or label, that there can be no error iu snellinR tho name. Our Medicines may be had of any Wholosalo Dualeis, Prioes given on application. We aupply cards when wanted, aud also emiuter bills, without namo on, a tau ytimo. Address, J A ri uuivxia, sons, and uo aus aigu uoiuorn London, o5tj BIRMINGHAM. THE NEW GEEAT WESTSEN HOTEL (Snow Hill Station), IS NOW OPEN. ' Has the finest Coffee Room in the UuiteO-Kingdom ; alio, good Commercial Room, with a fixed moderate scale ol charges. JOHN HALIi (Formerly of tho Royal HoteL Scarborcmghl, PROPRIETOR. 536 TABLE D'HOTE DAILY, AT THE GREAT WESTERN HOTEL,. At Five o'clock, . COMMENCING ON MONDAY NEXT, At 3s. each person. . 476 ROYAL HOTEL, SUTTON OpFDPIELD. THIS HOTEL, beautifully situated, bit an eminence - neat the Railway Station, IS NOW OP$. Tho Accommodation includes spacious Public- Dining Room. Coffeo Room, Ladies' Coffee Room, Smoke Rooms, largo Billiard Room (with Table by Burroughos and WatSc), Privato Sitting Booms, and largo and well-Sirnished Bed Rooms. Tabic d'Hoto Daily, at S.15p.m 2s. 6d. "Kxed Charges per week for Ladies and Gentlemen staying at the Hotel. DINNER AND TEA PARTIES SUPPLIED OK STRICTLY MOCEKATE TERMS. Mrs. GREEN. Manager. 142 THE ROYAL AND ALEXANDRA HOTELS, LIVERPOOL. E. P. EBEELE, Proprietor of tho Alexandra Hotel, in order to iiCRrtnimnflnTi hiK TinmfirAnH nfilrMia has. in fuidi- wuu lu mat -asKionsnnienG, canea a Lease er THE EOYAL HOTEL, Which he has Refitted and entirely New Furnished aud OPENED 03 a Firat-claas family and Ueueral Hocel. Both Hotels are contiguous to each other, and in immediate proximity to the Bichange, the Town Uall. tho Publio Offices, the Banks, and Commercial Offices in Liverpool, and also to the Railway Stations and the River Landing Stages, so that Visiters to Liverpool will find peculiar advantage! in securing Apartments in either. In both, particular attention haB been directed to ensure comfort, combined with elegant accommodation : 546 REFORMED HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT. PARLIAMENT HOUSE ASHTED ROW, -HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY RECONSTRUCTED, IN A LIBERAL ULUiKUR. Spirit Vaults, Smoke Room, Tap Room, and spacious Billiard Room. MEN OF BIRMINGHAM I do not forget the Parliament House, where you can have a Qlasx of briffht Stout, Ale, Bitter Beer, Wines or Spirits, the best of quality, at the Lowc'&t prico. My Noble Loj'ds will not reject a Glass of good Irish Whisky or Dublin Stout, hut Pass the Measure, aud retire to the Upper part of the House to havo a Game at Billiards upon one of Messrs. Sharpe, Roberts, and Co.'e accurately-planed Metallic Tables, and enjor a Bottle o Fizz and a mild Havana. Bu J!st and be thankful is the Cue. 312 mHE OLD ROSE AND CROWN HOTEL, Lickey J. Hills. Bromsgrove, having changed hands, IS NOW OPEN UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT. Allsopp's Burton Ales, iu bottles and on draught ; also, Gaimieso'a Bottled Stout. All kinda of Foreign Wines and Spirits, of best description. "W euding Breakfasts, Luncheons, and Dinners provided in private Rooms, at the shortest notice. Large Dinner and Gipsy Parties will receive every attention, at Stated tariff of prices. Teas provided at any hour. A Conveyance kept for fetching or taking special Parties from or to Barnfc Green Station. Catlin'e four-horse Omnibus leaves Bull Stroet every Sunday at 2.30. JAMES HUNT, Proprietor. "Believe me, Sir, the finest scenery in the world is improved by a good Hotel in the foreground." ILFRACOMEE HOTEL. Delightful Location. Beautiful Scenery. Two Hundred Apartments. Handsome Publio Rooms. MARINE PROMENADE ONE THOUSAND FT. IN LENGTH Telegraph Office in Hall. Bed and Board at a flied sum per Week, if desired. TABCtE D'HOTE DALLY. Address, J. BOHN, Htxacombe, North Devon. Well appointed Public Conveyances, to meet all the through Traina run to and from the Barnstaple Station, and there ia a regular scrvioa of Steamers between Bristol, CardiH,Tenby, Swansea, and Ilfracombo. See Time Tables. 56fi gYDENHAM HOTEL PLEASURE GARDENS, Close to the Small Heath Station on C'.cQreat Western Line. TH-enty-three Trains Stopping Daily. Fares from Snow Hill, 2d. Tlieso delightful Gardens ore now open, presenting a scene of beauty not to be equalled in the surrounding district. There ia o. Bowling Green, an American Bowling Saloon, Ornamental Water splendid Fountain, with miles of Landscape Seenery. Parties coming to Birmingham will do well to visit these Grounds. Refreshments always ready. Dinner Parties on tho shortest notioa at moderate terms. Private Days for Bowling Green, Wednesdays and Fridays. Any Gentleman becoming a Member will oblige. Season Ticket, 10s. 6d- The Phamix Brass Band in attendance Monday -and Saturday Evenings. P. S. GreenhouooPlants always on Sale. JAMES CAPEWELL, 32S Proprietor TENBURY WELLS, WORCESTERSHIRE. THESE Mineral Waters possess remedial properties of groat value in varfons ailments, including Scrofula Rheumatism, Rheumatic Gout, and Disorders of the Skin. Tho Baths anil Pump Room are now open for the reception of Visitors. Circulars containing an analysis of the water and medical opinions thereon may be obtained on application from the Superintendent of the Pump Boom ; orfrom the Secretary, Mx. Robert Robinson, Tema Street, Tenbury. 133 TENBURY WELLS, WORCESTERSHIRE. THE SWAN HOTEL, FAMILY, COMMERCIAL, AND POSTING HOUSE. CHARLES P. WALKEE begs to inform his Erienda, Commercial Gentlemen, and the Public, that he has taken fch above' Old-estabiiahed House, which has been entirely Itomodelled, and ia now replete with every Convenience and Comfort for the reception of Visitors. The Hotel adioins the Kiver Temp, an nrlehratM fni- i'.a f.v.MIanf TROUT and GRAVLING FISHING; ia a short distance from tho Purrra Room and Mineral Water ; St.. Minhwri (V.1W,, .1 Church, where there is daily morning aud evening Choral Services and within three minutes' walk of the Railway Station. An Omnibus meets every Train. Parties dcBiroua of heenmine Siib-criltp.r tn ttio Tmn T'laMnw Association, may obtain Tickets at the Bar'of tho Hotel. 134 CHARMING COUNTRY. A SEA BREEZ1S. EVERY COMFORT, AND MOST MODERATE CHARGES. jlXMOnTH, SOU T H DEVON. !i The Invalid for Health, the "Robust fnr TtMrenMinn n-A H.e. Business Man for Repose and-Comfort, should visit, this , spot, and stop at the IMPERIAL HOTEL, junt built, and elegantly and all arrancenients made bv wwimipi,'jitir,p u.-;t.K. t-Ha Manager. ' SKi ICHY NATURAL MINERAL WATERS, BTom the Sprincs Hanterive, Celeattns, Granc-BiMlB, stc, PER OASB OP 0 QUARTS. ' Agents INNES, SMITH, AND COMPANY, . WINE MERCHANTS, SS -23, HIQH STREET, BIRm&tBAM. - -ffVfl'- , r,.; . t . I--OX I P E. ' A--N U'' ' J-: I L B E Y, WINE IBLPOEJJEES- AND DISTILL'EES, REMOVED TO MOWS OfflilttODIOUS" PREMISES, At ATp. '43,'iSS SUBSET (Corner of Castle Slreclfi Stfva Dooj-j from their old Estphliskmpit, 415 S. Perdoz. TSSSS&ms. Per doz. 18 S. BOTTLES INCLUDED, AND CARRIAGE PAID. Cases 2s. par doz. extra, (returnable). C . WARD AND SON. Mayfalr, W., London. Post Orders on Chief OrBce. gjn 3. 8s. Per doz. TAKE AG ON ES. Perdoz. 18s. QUOTATIONS and SAMPLES of tbeso Articles will R..-W. PRESTON and Co., Manufacturers, 291 T- 4. India Bnildln us. Wito T.;.,! -. , u.,. jILLIABD AND DINING TAELK COMBINED, In fine SnRnlnti hfnlinminn ar.A ftln Either Is perfect in iteelf ; is the neatest, most useful, simplest, "and Can bo regula for use either way in a moment, and cannot est mt of order. Only to b hao at OEAM'S, , 124, BROAD STREET. , 112 CAUTION. BETTS' PATENT CAPSULES -rwS11115-'11?3 .be;n? offered for Bale made in contravention f rt i 2, B Patent nehts. Tho principal merchants of Bag: PROTECTION FROM FIRE. PUBLIO ARE UAUTIONED AGAINST DANGEROUS IMITATIONS. 558 F. PALMES AND Co, 'hyLTON STREET. VYSE SRREET MANUFACTURERS OF AERATED WATERS. LIST OF PRICES. Soda Water rut ash Lithia ,, Lemonade (best) Lemon Beer , Exclusive of Bottles 2a. 0d. per doz. 2a. 0. as. Od. 2s, Sd. Is. 6d. N.B.-SYPHON BOTTLES REFILLED with SODA POTASR or SELTZER WATER, at 2s. per Dozen. . J OH iii M O I E AND S0NrS REAL TURTLE SOUP. To be had Retail, of all Grocers and Italian Warehousemen and Wholesale at thou- Factory, 56, Virginia Street, Aberdeen. ' 73 LfjAl GHT ONLY ON THE BOXjxo)

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