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The Bradford Observer from Bradford, West Yorkshire, England • 2

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THE BRADFORD OBSERVER. Ma sou an increase in tbe deposits of 978.000., and- an increase 1 in the stock of bullion of 921,000. Wherefore it appears had been broken, so as to enable a person to unloose the screw, and so open the sash. As early a 8 o'clock the following morning the prisoners were apprehended at Bradford, by the constable of that place, who took from them a quantity of wearing apparel, which was identified by the several members of the prosecutor's family. Sir G.

Lewin addressed the jury for the prisoner Walker. I he two other prisoners said nothing in defence and his Lordship having summed up the evidence, the jury found all the prisoners Guilty. Clje BrattforO ffibgcrbtr THURSDAY, MARCH 12. 1840. If a thousand square miles of fertile land coul't Vom moon, and become a prt ot thin island, they wnulil furnish porary remedy for Mme nf the evils under which lafenui rasa tbsou in coax ould be a remedy at once jiff) i.f lasting, it would make all the fertile land in the world available to us proflt and wage.

'-EatNgiRa Etuorr was with caiMA. We deeply regret to learn, from WPf evening's papers, that War with China is claimed. OS DAY. March 9. George Jackson (22) wa charged with a highway robbery at Sheffield.

Trie Hon. Mr. Wortley and Mr. Pasbley were counsel for the prosecution Sir Gregory Lewin for ihe prisoner. The offence was effected with considerable violence lo the person of the prosecutor and ihe Jury having found him guilty, his Lordship sentenced him to be Transported for Life, and told him that if he had lieen indicted for stabbing the man, as he was proved to have done, he would have lieen liable to be hanged.

The piisoner, however, protested his innocence, and said he was in lied with his wife at the time of the robbery The Judge said that as there was another indictment against him he would suspend the judgment he had pronounced until that indictment was disposed of. The prisoner wa then again arraigned for a highway robbery on ihe day after the robbery of which he had been convicted. Notwithstanding a very able defence by Sir Gregory Lewin, the prisoner was again found Guilty. Prisoner still protested that he was innocent and Sir Gregory Lewin handed up a document to the Judge. His Lordship, after perusing it, said was nothing in the circumstances to induce him to ci'tertain a doubt of the prisoner's guilt, or to recall the of Halifax, feloniously assaulted Robert Crossley and Thomas Cockcroft, on the highway, and stolen from the said Robert Crossley a watch, ten 51.

note, six sovereigns and a half sovereign, some silver and copper and also stealing from the said Thomas Cockcroft six 51. notes, a bill of exchange, a watch, and other property. The Hon. James Stuart Wortley and Mr. Wilkin conducted the prosecution Sir Gregory Lewin defended Wilson, and Mr.

Bliss appeared for Barber. The other prisoners had no counsel. The Hon. Mr. Wortley stated the particulars of the case against ihe prisoners.

Mr. Robert Crossley, of Halifax, said that on the 5th of August last he was at DoncasteY fair, with Mr. Thomas Cockcroft, and that on that day they left Wakefield about nine o'clock in the evening. They drove in a gig towards Halifax, and witness was driving. When they had got within about two miles of Halifax, they met a man, who attracted their attention by his appearance.

He was on the left side of the road, and passed them. They proceeded forward about 200 yards, when Mr. Cockcroft nudged him with bis arm, and on looking forward he saw five men about 30 yards in front. They were all walking on the causeway, on ihe san side of the road. When they had advanced to withinabout 10 yards of the gig, they spread themselves across the road.

At this time it was about 20 minutes after 12. When they came up, Wilson and Rusliworth seized the horse's head witness had seen Wilson before frequently; he stood with both hands hold of the bridle bits, with his face turned towards witness and his friend Rush worth got hold on the off side of the horse with both hands witness thinks he may have seen Rushworth before, but cannot swear it. When they seized the horse's head, witness stood up in his gig he saw they were about to be robbed, and he made it his business to identify the persons he stood up to get a better view of the parties, and the better to strike at the horse with bis whip. The other three men then passed round the gig, but before they did so they held their arms before their faces, as if looking under the gig. Wheji they passed round, Mr.

Cockcroft jumped out, and witness struck Rushworth across the face with the whip witness was pulled out backwards, hut just at that moment he saw Mr. Cockcroft dragged over tha Nisi Prills, Wednesday. V. fr. Jusiice Coleridue took his seat on the bench mg he directed William Priesi'ey, who had lieen fauna guilt of a highway rohliery last night, to be brought ignient.

His lordship olerved that the jury had foU'i-t i guiltv of rohliery with violence, and he consi-'t iliHi the roblierv was one of a very serious charac- i risoner having, along with several other persons, Hat.iiI ald nbu-ed the prosecutor, Mr. Brearley, and then i 'fled hi. pcKf of everything they conld tBke from hitn. wa thf such offences should be strong, ly viited, acts ot vioienci- numbers having of late been extremely prevalent. 'Lrannpurtfil piftten Years.

Smith c. Ii.i.ino worth ano akotiimi. Air. Cresswell and the Hon. J.

S. Wort ley were counsel for the plaintiff; Mt. Alexander for the defendant. This was an action on the cae for an excessive distraint. The plaintiff, itichard Smith, is ihe keeper of a beershop at Wils-den, near Bradford, and the defendants are Mr.

Jonas lllinrworib, his landlord, and Wm. Cruwther, a bailiff. It apeared that the plaintiff rented a house of the defendant IHingwortta, at 11 a year, and that when he entered he agreed te purchase for 4 3s a chest of drawers which had been left in ihe house by a former tenant. As soon as the first half year's rent became due, Mr. Itltngworth instructed ihe other defendant, Crowther.

to distrain for the sum of 9 13s, which fie did, and took away goods to the value of about 12. When fivo witnesses had len examined, the trial WAS suddenly brought to an end, by an agreement to withdraw a juror, which leaves each party to pay their own costs. Wilkinson v. Gilt. Another.

Mr. Dundas and Mr. Haines were counsel for the plaintiff; Mr. Creswell and Mr. Wasney for the defence.

The plaintiff, Mr. W. Wilkinson, is a graziet at Brnughton, near Skipton, and ihe defendants, John Gill and Joseph Throup, are cattle dealers. The action was brought to recover compensation fr a breach of warrantry. On ihe 4th of February last year, ihe plaint.

if purchased of defendants six heifers, which the defendants undertook should lie geld heifers, but four of Ihem were not geld heifers, hut proved to lie in calf, which had put the plaintiff to considerable expense and trouble. The difference in value between a geld heifer was from 50. to HI. Mr. Creswell said that if the jury should lie sati.fied that the warrantry was made oul, the plaint iff would only lie entitled to the smallest damages, as he had not proved that the cattle sold were at that particular season of less value than the sum which was given for thein.

The jury found a verdict for the plaintiff damages one farthing. Rakkkh Another c. Teti.ow Messrs. Cresswell and Watson appeared for plaintiff; Mr. Alexander and Mr.

Hoggins for defendant. This was an action on the warrantry of a horse, purchased by the plaintiffs, Messrs. Barker, Armstrong, and Hethcrington, cloth and blanket merchants of Leeds, of the defendant, a horse-dealer at Leeds, for 3(1, Inch the defendant warranted sound, but which proved lo be unsound. As usual in all horse causes, the evidence eiven by the witnesses on oach side was very contradictory respectable veterinary surgeons called for the i-jlld that if lie Wis atlustf, tie KM 8 yemicui--' i but that he wn a pelt) -thief. ffliil Was tiiun Mr.

Holrovd leiriiernnent could lroo, theretoi Utt aiii atruek Mr. Lockwood scleral time the fv, hy which he wa much injured, and it w-that ir the pre-ent acti nas liroojrht. witness exntniried was Mrs. Eever, the iandlauy. came out on her cross examination, that the plainti! mid tiever jjets offended at what tele 8 Lim, thoiifii it may very often happen thai ieole will oflVinded at what he says to them.

Mr. Wilkins a very humorous vpeecli for the defendant, after ttbict) the jurv awarded to the 4aintiR Is. damages. W'oon akothhk r. Makinson anothf.k Mei tcssweil.

Staikie, and Ailolphu for tile Afe--'-. Alexander and Witrliiumn lur the defendant Krai). '1 is plaintiffs in this case are Messrs. Wood and Whiter. c-tentive worsted spinneis nt Bradford, and the defend.i.n Metirs.

John MaLiuson, Krau-. Co. of Man-hest r-r. '1 inaction ivn tiroutfhl to recover sum of 73G. 16.

the halai i of the value of a iiiiiility of worsted yarn supplied hy li. i plaintiff to U'tween Nu. I38, and June IS--'' It upjieared ttiat the Mr. John Alakitisoii, ai. Mr.

Adolphus K.1..11S. who were lth previously cali n.anufac-i titers, entered tutu pHrtnetship early ill 1838, during tbe course of th-U year their transactions coi. mencwl with the plaintiff. From Nowiiiher 1S3H, tkt June 1839, yarn was, supplied to the defendants on ho -Inns to the amount of 736. as at.ove stated.

In Jf'l'i. ry, February, and March, yarns were supplied tn 1 5ii Kraus nnd Co. I.y the plaintiffs, io the amount of 292 lis lid, which shiti was paid to the plaint ifft in -n acceptance of the style of John MfiiJnsi'n an4 C. This ceci-ptance was drawn out hy Makinon and Co, and paid to Mr. Charles Walker for the plaintiff.

tie receiver did not observe that the name of Kttuit was left out of the acre-prance, and this infill lie cor.mlered proliaole, inasmuch ns they produced letters, e-l sometime" John Makinson and Co, at other Jjlin Makinson. Kraus and Co. The plaintiff hud a standing; order from J-jhn Makinson, Kraus, and Co, for a weekly supply of yarn, given to t'nein til Decern her, 1833, and sihicli was ieu-larlv fent to them, UHtil the plaintiff received instruction in the early part of June to discontinue the supply. On June l-4(li a letter was received by ihe plaintiff- siKn-j John Mrktnson; request iiir tnectiui of his creditors on inn following Tuesday, and tins was the first intimation hy the party to the plaintiffs of Kraus heintr alient from the concern. In the early part of Auu-t, the acceptance of John Makinson and Co, for yams sent in January, itnd March, was dishonoured, after which the jdaintiffi requested Mr.

Kidehaltrh, their attorney, lo apply to Kraut for their claim on John Makinson, Kraus, and Co. In answer to an application hy him. the tie nn-dant, Mr. Krnu, on the twenty-third of August, 1839, wrote to Mr. ilidehalh, snyiiig, In reply to your letter of the 19lh, you must oe auare that the firm of Makinon, Kraft', and Co.

has l-en extinct for some time pail anil Mr. kins mi as-ured ine that he had paid Messrs. Wnod sit Walker what was owing to their. I am in total ignorance cf tbose gentlemen, never having had a single ir; mill them in my life, and Consequently know it liii.i i 'he ilance." Shortly afterwards fhe action was eo-n'm -iceiUand Makinson. who has lieconie bankrupt, had Mtfftred niuiiieiil to liy default.

The plaintiff proved hy Mr. Glover, one of their clerks, and Mr. M. R4t, "tiv! of their warehousemen, that the yarns had been duly invoiced and forwarded lo John Makinson, Kraus, aud Co, and Mr. E.

Glover proved that the invoi-e were nlways directed and posted to that firm; and Carver and proved the delivery of the yarns to the defendants. The plaintiffs had received the acceptance of John Mukin-ota and Co, not noticing that the parties paving it. and who had prepared it. hud left out ihe name of Krau. The) had received no intimation from Ihe defendants of a disjoint ion of paitnerihip, and were not acquainted with it from any other ource until the failure was announced of Makin-aon.

The plaintiffs were proceeding to prove Ihe delivery of all the yarns, which the defendant pieviou to the trial would not acknowledge, hut the de'andant perceiving that the plaintiffs had all the particulars requisite, withdrew further opposition am that ground, and proceeded to nri'iio the question of law in reference to the liahilit nf Kraus 'I tie jueiioo therefore was, whether under the circumstance the defendant Kraus, sat liable lo the plaintiffs. For the defence it was proved that a dissolution of the partnership lelween Kraus and Makinson was agreed to on the 7th of Feiruary, 1839, and puhlished in the London Gazette of tne 12th of that month, from hich it was copied ino the Bradford Observer, the Leedi Intelligencer, and Ihe Leedt Mercury, which papers were taken into the Exchange New Room at Bradford, to which Mr. William Walker, one of Ihe plaintiff-, wa a suiweriber. It was alo proved that after the seventh of February, the name of wa struck out of ihe firm of "John Makin-on, Kraus, and Co." which had been previously painted aboe the windows; and that Mr. Charles Walker, who is in the service of the plaintiff, was in the vicinity of the warehouse in the mouth that the alteration was made.

Patrick Morris, who was a clerk in the service of Makinson and spoke to a conversation with Mr. Charles Walker at their warehouse Manchester, when the acceptance wa presented to him, in the course of which Mr. Waiker asked what had become of Kraus; hat Mr. C. Walker, on being examined, positively denied thai any such conversation took place with htm previous to June 14th, when a circular calling a meeting of creditors had been sent, signed hy John Makinson.

A bill was also put in drawn in December, 1838, by Wiliiam Orrell, upon "John Makinson and Co." and accepted in that name. 7'he learned Judge left il to the Jury to say, whether plaintiffs had had notice of the dissolution, so as lo dicharge the liability of the defendant Kraus. for lie acts of his late partner The Jury retired for nearly l.ree-quarter of an hour, and then found a verdict for the Fiaintiff) for the full amount sued for. Dox Dsm Sakdxhson v. Hickkkiukk tt Another.

Messrs. Cress we II and hoggins for the plaintiff; Mr. Alexander and Mr. Watson for the defendant. This was an action for ejectment, to recover possession of some premises in Huddershe.ld, occupied by the defendants, as they alleged, under a demise from the assignees of John Pootey.

seedman, under a commission of bankruptcy issued in 1829. and the lessors of the plaintiff are the assignees under the Insolvent Court, which Court Pontey petitioned in 1835. The jury found for the lessor of the plaintiff. Gaknkh t. HuTTtkwoKTH.

Mr. Watson appeared for the plaintiff. This was an undefended action to recover the value of six bills of exchange, drawn in the autumn of last year for 303 collectively. The plain' iff had a verdict for the amount. We understand that the defendant lives in the vicinity of Bradford.

Gonr A NOTHEa Whitehead Mr. Wasney appeared for plaintiffs, woollen warp manufacturers, who sought to recover from the defendant, a fancy waistcoat manufacturer, near Huddersfield, the sum of 35. a balance of account for goods sold and delivered. An admission to the extent of 33. was proved, and the jury gave a verdict lor that sum.

TUESDAY. Si-EE-aiMC AMD Othkks v. Tour. This was an a-M i on to aeover a sum of money for the demurrage of a vessel, which had been detained beyond the lime mentioned in the hill of lading. The plaintiff was nonsuited.

I srcocx fftusT Messrs. Cresswell and Hoggins were counsel for plaintiff; Mr. Dtlndas for the defendant. The plaintiff i fanner in the vicinity of Huddersfield def i- dealer in that town. About Christmas I i i went to purchase a stack of hay -standing in iha i-i plaintiff, and after a good deal of hue! raring price, the plaintiff saying it was ipital hay.

ami Mu defendant aayinj- he could not tell as stack was it was at length agreed that the price st.oui:! tie four if'tineas a ton, out and out. When the stack wa. cut. it proved to he not capital hay, but only middling, and therefore the defendant refused to psy. Ttu jury, however, pave a verdict for the amount sought 22 1.

Yeoman Chambers. Mr. Cresswell and Mr. Hoggins for the plaintiff; Mr. Dundas and Mr.

Watson the defendant. This was an action of libel. The plaintiff was formerly in business with two other persons, and in the settlement of their affairs after the dissolution of partnership, one or two references were made to their fr it. After this one pf the partners employed the to bring an action for a small debt, in which action ihe then plaintiff was nonsuited. The defendant attributed ttiii! to the proceedings of the present plaintiff, and under 1ne irritation ari.tng from that result, he wrote to the plain-Jiff and other parties a very scurrilousand iihelious letter, which was the subject of the present action.

Before the raw was further gone into, Mr. Dundas rose and stated i in parties had agreed lo a nominal verdict, the de--sndan; the plaintiff's costs as between attorney and lieiu. and be Had the defendants instructions to express regret that he should have written the letter, and to most ample apology. His lordship expressed his faction at the termination of the cause. AooDCOCK, THE YOL'KCEK V.

TeMPRST OTHERS Cresswell and Watson, for the plaintiff Messrs. and Baine for the defennants This was an action ti brought hy the plaintiff, John Woodcock, Jun. is Iver plater, at Sheffield, against the late High Sheriff Yorkshire, and certain of his officers and assistants at for having seized and sold the goods of the plain-ij" Jiider a writ of fir ri facias issued against the goods of Woodcock, the uncle of the plaintiff. It ap-p that the plaintiff's uncle was a bailiff's assistant, and -at ihe Spring Assize last year, he was one of several udanls-tn an action for an illegal destraint, in which idgiSeUt was given for the plaintiff. Almost immediately 'Sf that verdict, William Woodcock resolved to dispose household fusniture, and for that purpose employed a and as the plaintiff had saved a little money, and expectation of being married, he agreed to become for 312.

J8s. That money was paid to the L.i the broker's conunUsion, and the plaintiff -em to the landlord of his uncle, and got himself tenant instead of his uncle. The plaintiff paid 's rent on the 18th May, and the 18th of August, tfes latter day, the plaintiff removed from the house gent's Terrace to Broad Lane- Soon that time ixjiect-iion of an immediate marriage having passed the plaintiff had no immediate occasion for his house furniture, he agreed to lot it to his unele for a weekly he going to live ciiieflv at his father's, hut occasion ly dining aud sleeping at ins own house in Broad Lane, i November Waterfall and assistants, officers of ihe Sheriff, itered and levied upon the goods of William Woodcock, notice waf giveu thein of the sale to his nephew. iiey, however, treated that as a mere juggle to evade the xeeution. and sold the goods.

The trial lasted nearly all day, and emii-d in verdict for the defendants. another. In ibis case a verdict was taken Itj consent for ihe plaintiffs, for the damages jr. ihfi declaration, subject to a reference. that the increase in the liabilities is 1,479.000., and this represents the increase in the total quantity of money in the month fending the 31st insl.

as compared with tbe month endinir the 10th of Decemtier. in so far as re gards the administration of the currency by the Bank of England. The yearly comparison is as follows: The average of the month ending the 3rd i.nst., a compared with the average of the month ending the 2nd of April, 1839. shows a decrease in the circulation of 1,374,000., a decrease in the deposits of 1.047.000 and a decrease in the stock of bullion of 1.725.000. Wherefore it appears that the decrease in the liabilities 2,421.000., and this represents the decrease in the total quantity of money in the month ending the 2nd of April, 1839, in so far as regards the administration of the currency by the Bank of England.

The variations in the stock of bullion have taken place in Ilia following manner and proportions: In Ihe month ending the 25th of June, as complied with the month ending the 2d of April, there is a decrease of 2,325,000 In the month ending the 17th of September, as compared with the month ending the 25th of June, thete is a decrease of In the month ending the lOih of December, as 1,347,000 compared with the month ending the 17th of September, there is an increase of And in the month ending the 3d as compared with the month ending the lOtli of December, there is an increase of. 1.026,000 921,000 Which leaves upon balance a decrease of 1,725,000. The changes and fluctuations in the circulation will appear from the following statement: In the month ending the 25lh of June, as com pared with the month ending ihe 2d of April, 1839, there is a decrease of In the month ending the 17th of Septemlier, as 339,000 compared wilh the month ending the 25ih of June, there is a decrease of 27,000 In the month ending (he 10th of Deceinlier, as compared with the month ending the 17th of September, there is a decrease of 1,509,000 And in the month ending Ihe 3d inst. as compared with the mouth ending the 10th of December, there iain increase of 501,000 Which 1 eaves upon balance a decrease of 1.374,000. The following are the changes and fluctuations that have taken place in the deposits: In the month ending the 25th of June, as compared with the month ending the 2d of April, 1839, there is a decrease of.

In Ihe month ending the 17lh of September, as 741,000 compared with the month ending the 25th of June, there is a decrease of 744,000 Iu the month ending the 10th of December, as compared wilh the month ending ihe 17lh of Septemlier, there is a decrease of And in the month ending the 3d instant, as compared with the month ending the 10th of December, there is an increase of 540,000 978,000 Which leaves upon balance a decrease of 1,047.000. The following are the average amounts of the circulation, the deposits, and the stock of bullion from the 2d of April, 1839, to the 3d inst. inclusive: Circulation .17.368,000 Deposits 7,299,000 Bullion 3,579,000 PaiKca Albert. Last Friday night's Gazette announces the Queen's pleasure that Prince Albert 'shall henceforth, upon all occasions and in all meetings, except where otherwise by Act of Parliament, have, hold, and enjoy place, preeminence, and precedence next to her Exchequer Bills On Friday morning a notice was received from the Treasury, slating that tbe interest of Exchequer Bills will be raised on the 16th instant lo 2d. per centum per diem; 'jeing an increase of per cent, upon the interest now paid; and as this circumstance has lieen taken to indicate a resolution to go through the year without funding, no improvement occurred in every description of English Stock.

The additional charge upon the country by this means of interest will amouut to rather more than loO.OOOi. Thk Elictions. The vacancy in Perthshire by the elevation of Lord Stormont to the Peerage, has lieen filled by the election of Mr. Home Drummoml, a Tory, who bad a majority of nearly 500 At Lewa. Lord Can- telupe.

Tory, walked the course. He succeeds Sir Cbas. Blunt, a Whig. At Woodstock, Mr. Theniger is a candidate, with every prospect of success Helston will not be contested.

ttMaisewTATioM or HtLSTo. Mr. Basset i in tha field at Helston, vacant by Lord Cantalupe having taken the Chillern Hundreds, and we are glad to say that Mr. Basset is now an excellent Conservative, and will oppose her Majesty's Ministers Woolmers Eieter Gazette. CoeTT or SofHtaLANn We understand that ano-sher election may soon be expected la the north.

Mr. Howard, tbe Conservative member for Suiherlandshire, is to resign to make room for a Liberal, Mr. David Dnndas, an English barrister on the Northern Circuit. Internets Hertdd. Loud Di-usam We regret to learn, from reports cur rent in well-informed quarters, that his lordship health is in a very precarious state; ft much so, indeed, as to give great cause of uneasiness to his immediate friends Courier.

The splendid vessel, the United States, the largest ever built in the town of Liverpool, was launched there last Saturday. Fa.AiCE The new ministry met the Chambers on Wednesday. Thiers mounted the tribune of the Chamber of Deputies, and announced in very general term the principles on which his government would act. The following passage is supposed to ooint to hi demands: Having retired from office three years sgo, 1 respectfully declined resuming office as long as a difference on certain points made it my duty to refuse. At present I base the happiness of seeing my own personal, convictions in accordance with the intentions of the erown.

1 accordingly no longer hesitated, nor did mv colleagues and we have -accepted the difficult task offered to ns by the free confidence of the King." A few words, he said, would explain the "general direction to be given to the march of government." "Public order seems in nowise menaced were it so, it should he promptly and energetically restored. The Chamber will not forget that there are amongst us men who have contributed to maintain order in perilous times. But material order is not sufficient. Moral order and quiet are also requisite, and are to lie insured by union of opinion, to he directed towards the same aim. For without this union, there can be neither majority in the Cbamiiers, nor harmony between them and the crown and without thi majority and this harmony, re preentative government is impossible.

This we know to be the difficult portion of our task. To unite people's minds in a common aim, such is the mission of the government. We have considered it our doty to attempt this not from any idea that we are more capable than others, but because our political situation with respect to parties is more favourable towards uniting th.MA ri our using the language of moderation and concord." This speech elicited loud cheers. PoaTUGAi The latest arrivals bring word that tbe Cortes were dissolved. A circumstance obnoxious to none but upholders of slavery and the slave trade.

EXHIBITION OF WOBS8 OF MATURE Alt AST models of Machinery, Paintings, Sculpture, Casts, frc. lHE Provisional Committee appointed to arrange the preliminary business connected with the Exhibition about to be held in Bradford, will meet every Triday Afternoon, until further notice, at Five o'Clock precisely, in the Reading Room of the Institute, New Street End. Gentlemen willing to render assistance are respectfully 'idvited to attend. JOSEPH FARRAR, Hon. Sec.

Pro Temp. CommitteefRom, March-10. 1840. ANTED, BY A STEADY MAN, aged 27, that has been brought up in a Wool Warehouse, and who writes a good hand, a situation as Warehouseman. Would make an engagement at 20s.

per week. Respectable references will be given. Apply to Aliquis, at the office of this paper. 8PKZSO-OABSSXV8, MAJTNmaHAM-LAWE, AVERY Commodious DWELLING HOUSE TO LET, containing 2 Kitchens, 2 Parlours, 3 Lodging Rooms and excellent Attic, situate in Spring Gardens one of the pleasantest spots in the environs of Bradford Rent 30L Apply to the Printers. PAR TNERSHIP DISSOL VED.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Partnership lately subsisting lietweeo tiia Undersigned JOHN ANDERTON and GEORGE ANDERTON, as Worsted Spinners at Bradford, in the Counly of York, under ihe Firm and Style, of John Aaderton and Co. is this day dissolved by mutual consent, and that all debts due to and owing from the said Partnership will be received and paid by the said George Andexton. A wjtni-ss tbe hands of the parties this Fifth day of March, 1840. JOHN ANDERTON. GEORGE ANDERTON.

Witness to both Signatures, Gso. Teal LisTEa. TO SILK KaMnrrAOTV3EBS, o. ON SALE BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, SILK WINDING MACHINERY, JACQUARD MACHINES, IMPLEMENTS, and UTENSILS considerable part of which is adapted to mstiiufdCturind silk, either by hand or hy power, is on an improved principle, nearly new; and has not before leen offered for sale. Apply, between the hours nf twelve and three, to Mr.

JOHN CONN EL, Union-street, Great Ancoats-street, Manchester. THE JUDGE 3 CHAEOE. Wb sincerely hope tiie very excellent" remark Mr. Justice Erskise in his Charge to the Grand Jury at Wk, will mm with that attention their importance deserves and that the ge.itlnnel' constituting the Jury, catching something of th spirit which animated the venerable JuJe Jn return to their respective localities, detetmmc.l carry into practice the sound and Christian princi pies enunciated. PRIVILEGE QUE an on The House of Commons has relinquished th high ground they had taken up on this question and have resorted to an Act of Parliament to con' for the power which they claim, of iiorestraitted publication.

It was no douht impossible to carrv the point without committing the Judges hut that was a step they dared not take. It is doubtfu whether the conduct of the Lords reference to the bill may not increase the difficulty of the case In the meantime, Sheriff Evans has been set i liberty. 1 THE I HOLE "7 PETmOW AAI2ST Tttt. BEFEAX. OP THE COBJf X.AW8 Some exceedingly wise and patriotic people the parish of Bmglev, have got up a petition again' the repeal of the Corn Laws.

This petition originated we know not how suffice it to say has not originated at a public meeting fall! days of Chartist delusion, a negative might be rm on the proposal to petition for the repeal of the Com Laws, but we do not remember anv instance in which a direct proposition against repeal hi been proposed and carried in any manufacturing town. It is indeed an easy matter for a few nf sons to get up a petition, lay it for signature at a few shops or public houses, and to get a few Tories or mayhap a few Chartists or Ultra-Radical willing, out of spite to the Whigs, to siKn it, and then forsooth it is announced as the Petition nf the Inhabitants" of the place in which such a dil honest and cowardly proceeding is adopted. We cannot waste time and space in further comment on the mode of getting up such a petition as the one which forms the title of this articlewe pas on to its dissection, only observing how exceedingly obliged we are to the author or author ri? it, for the plain and distinct manner in which thev have enunciated their ideas on the subject, fhe petition consists of ten subordinate proposition and one main or principal one. which is printed in large type, because it embodies the preceding (gn and especially clenches the 0th and 8th, in amani ner well calculated to nourish the ignorant fears of the least informed and least virtuous of our population that is, a small section of the working class, who cannot understand that the interests of the capitalist and labourer are alike, and a further and smaller section of Socialists, who dream of equal division ot production, and of anarchists. who would like to see that principle of division generally recognised, knowing well that it would I I 1 II' urau eucioi piuuucr.

take me leu propositions ill their order. 1. That in the opinion of your petitioners no nation can main, tain its indeieiitence, which make itself dependent upon a foreign, perhaps jealous, nation for bread. We are already dependent for a certain portion of our food witness our importations of 1838 and 1839. We cannot avoid, on system of Corn Laws, occasional dependence, because we cannot grow in ordinary years, what will cover occasional and extreme vears of deficiency.

But the proposition Is fallacious hecmie it asserts to be a necessary effect of repeal, that which is impossible absolute and total dependence on a foreign nation or nations for our food. No one believes this who understands the subject. Again, it asserts that to be true of depend, ence on foreign nations for food, which no one would assert, arises from dependence on foreign nations for raw material of various kind used in manufacture, which are as essential to the maintenance of our population, and to their support, ax food itself. The petitioners should at least have drawn the distinction betwixt the one case and the other, and have shown the difference. 2.

That the power, ureatne, The whole and prosperity of the Hritirh empire, have been raied and tl0n sed Oil the extended by the eloe and inti. illogical reasoning, that mate union or, ana protection given to, all our interests, and can only be maintained by con- because two things are concurrent and simulta- LiimiaDceof that union and pro. neous, therefore the ont causes the otner. hawe, indeed, had enough of protection" to man) mteret, but with all deference to the Binsle petitioners, that department of our trade which jj least protected the cotton has been foi half a century, the most prosperous and igantu in the empire, while that which has for j(Rr year-been the very creature and pet of protection, is the least so the woollen trade. Besides, the protection to British manufactures which the law affords, is nominal, Take it off, and still no imports of magnitude could take place, hecati i tne British manufacturer has done and yet can meet the foreign manufacturer in his own market and fairly compete with him.

If, therefore, the law which lays a duty on the import of forein manufactures were repealed, before the foreign manufacturer could compete with the British maim-fabturer, he must reduce the price of his jjoods two freights the freight which the British manufacturer now pays, and which is over and above what he now charges at home for his goods, and the freight back to England, which must then be paid by the foreign manufacturer. On the main proposition involved in this, that protection causes power, greatness, and prosperity, we onl further remark, that without the substantial element of skill, local advantages, and national character, protection is a cheat aud a farce. It has kept its ground as a cause of greatness, because om advantages, as a nation, have caused the substitution of the false for the real cause to remain undiscovered. 3. That the commerce and ma.

nufactures of Uii country have increased in a moat remarkable manner, and that nuroeroun large and princely fortunes have Been accumulated by individuals, and great wealth ha been distrt. buted amongst the people within a few years, during which the Corn Laws have lieen in force, which proves that those laws cannot have been injurious to either public or private interests. This proposition is in part answered above We may further remark, lhat it just amounts Iu this, that because jjreai wealth has been accunm lated during the continuance of the Corn Laws, therefore there would have been no more wealth if thev had not existed or rather, there would have been The man who. sees any necessary connexion be i twixt the premises and the conclusion, is not to be reasoned with, but lai-hed at. 4.

That by far the largest per- I his IS ail appeal to tion of our manufactures con- mistaken view 0f the sumed at home -our own coun. trymen being our best and weal- whole question a liattN thiest customers. mi one we hut still an erroneous one. No one doubts that our home market takes the larger quantity of goods but the question is not one of choice, as to whether we shall adopt one of two markets, but one stern necessity, how shall we continue to manUf both. The agricultural and the Pro-Corn Law party do not propose to do without cotton, wSMMi silk, flax, or without coffee, tea, sugar, seed, will they be kind enough to poiut how these are to be paid for, except by inanu' tures, and how long the manufacturers can go making goods to pay for these indispensable u-ticles of use, comfort, and luxury, whilst the foreign manufacture is rapidly acquiring eqiwl skill, capital, and industry Or do they mean, that because they are the largest customers ol manufacturer, they will compel him to carry on a losing game, just so long as they think proper 5.

That if the Corn Laws were This proposition 1 would be impciWe tissue oi' impudent a for British Farmers to brine usuc Hi corn into their own markers in competition with foreign corn growers, even if they had their landi rent iree. The consequence absurd1 assertions. what a pretty situat on the agriculture of this nation must be, if xth- wonia be, that land to a vast ex. LATEST INTELLIGENCE. Ftomtht London Gazette of Tuesday, March 10.

BANKRUPTS. WILLIAM YATRS, victualler, Maidstone ROBERT HATTOS, woollen draper. Liveipool. INSOLVENTS. WILLIAM WHEELER snd EDWARD WHEELER, borse dealers, Oxford.

THOMAS WTNSMORE WILSON, vim merchant Rarnslev JOHN WREFORD HUNT, lamp manufacturer Liverpool JAMES ROBINSON and WILLIAM ROBINSON, engineers Bolton le. Moori. Lancashire. JOHN HCG1LL, spirit merchant, Whitbv, Yorkshire. JAMES WILSON, wine merchant.

Liverpool EDWARD BARNES, cutler, Sheffield. HENRY BLACKBL' RN, grocer, Halifax. AMES WAlNRIGHT, wine and spirit merchant, Birmingham JOHN MARTYN and THOMAS MOODY, woollen drapers, Newcastle. upon-Tyne. JOHN SEVILLE and JAMES WRIGHT, cotton-splnners.

Oldham, Lancashire. EDWARD BURROW, draper, Liverpool. ISAAC SMITH, CHARLES SMITH, and AMOS SMITH, eot- ton-spinnem, Heywood, Lancashire. ROBERT PALMER, coal merchant, Reading. JAMES HITCHMAN, shopkeeper, Aberdate, Glamorgan.

IMPERIAL PA RL A ME NT, Monday The House of Lords sat for a short time, but nothing occurred of any importance. In the Commons on Monday, Mr. Morrison took his seat for Inverness. Petitions on various subjects were then presented, after which Lord Morpeth moved the order of the day for the third reading of the Irish Municipal Corporation Bill. Sir G.

Sinclair proposed, with a view to its rejection, that it should be read on that day six month. He was seconded by Mi. E. Tennent, wbo ridiculed the application of the machinery of national government to the petty business of watching, watering, and lighting Ihe streets of an Irish town. He was illustrating his argument hy a quotation from an Irish journal, when the Speaker intimated that it was a breach of order to read a newspaper in the House.

Sir R. Peel doubled whether the rule, which was intended for preventing the indecorum of newspaper reading, to the neglect of the current business, was properly applicable to a quotation in debate. Lord John Russell said, that at all events the rule had been greatly relaxed in practice and Mr. E. Tennent was suffered to conclude the reading of his extract- Mr Shaw said, that if the only choice had lieen to reject the bill or to let it pass in its present form, he should have felt himself bound to reject it but he apprehended that it would receive improvements elsewhere, which would remove much of the objection.

He thought it right too, to adhere to the compromise made on the subject, and he held it most important that this long-agitated question should lie brought to an end. Calomel Perceeal and Afr. Maxwell supported Sir Geo. Sinclair's amendment, which, however, on a division, was negatived by a considerable majority. Armt Estimates The order of the day being then moved forgoing into Committee of Supply with reference to the Army Estimates, Mr.

Hume expressed his opinion that in each year, before any one estimate was moved, the minister should lay before the House the sums of all the estimates, together with a statement of the probable means for defraying them and this was especially requisite now that the expenditure was so largely in excess of ihe income, and fresh taxation threatened. There was no deficiency of revenue: the evil arose solely from the increase of the establishments. He wished to know why a war establishment was to be kept up in peace. The endeavours of ministers to do justice to Ireland had removed the occasion for troops in that country; and if they would do ihe same thing in England, the troop might he reduced in this island also. The police of Ihe towns, and of the rural districts, had also diminished the necessity for soldiers.

But government were going on like spendthrifts, and losing sight of the principles of economy on which they came into office. So extravagant an establishment as that now proposed he never had known in hi whole Parliamentary experience. Colonel that, in point of consistency, Mr. Hume's opinions of the ministers ought to have deprived them of his support. Lord John Russell said that the proper time for objecting to the increase of force would have been rather on (he Navy Estimates, which exceeded those of last year, than on these estimate for the army, which were less.

The obvious reason for the totaf increase were, the state of Canada the state of England, and the necessity of giving reliefs to regiments which bad lieen more than ten year on foreign service. He added a short explanation of the present statu of the negotiation with America respecting Ihe boundary of Maine. The Speaker having left the chair, Mr. Macaulay pro. ceeded, as Secretary at.

War, to "he business of the Army Estimate. He said that, by a vote of August last, the House had authorized an addition of 5,000 men, hut that in the present estimate the government had taken only 4,408. This increase of men was accompanied with no increase of patronage; for, except as to the West India regiments, tbe new force comprehended no commissioned officer. Some additional expense had been occasioned by allowances which it had been found necessary to make to the troops in the Australian colonies, on account of the sufferings experienced by them from a calamitous drought, a frequent affliction of those regions. Some further outlay would be required for a veteran battalion in Canada, to prevent tbe frequent desertions to which the newer troops were tempted by ihe lew price of land and lire high wages of' labour In America.

And there were other minor items, which he proceeded to enumerate as likely to occasion some additional strength, though not very material, cost. The House, Mr. Macaulay said, had never passed a more truly economies! vote thwn that of last August, authorising art Increase of feree. Taxes were an evil, but an evtl far less then the insecurity of person and property. He was no alrmit but heeoehl not blind himself to the possibility that, bet for tbe increase of military means, some or other of the wealthy manufacturing towns might have fallen at least for some short time into the hands of the rioters.

Tbe loss ivhicb a few hours of such occupancy must have occasioned weold have far surpassed the utmost demand of new taxation. The sum now asked was less than the amount of damage sustained in one single street in London during the riots of 1780. Without a military force there would have been a necessity for civil restrictions much less congenial with the spirit of a free people, and he wbo voted for an adequate establishment of troops was therefore in reality voting sgainst a system of spies, against a suspension of tbe Habeas Corpus, and against many other dangerous departures from the principles of the constitution. It would lie a vulgar economy to incur such risks for the sake of a present pecuniary saving. I dare say (said Afr, Husne) that the speech just made was very acceptable on the Treasury bench.

Economy is vulgar any one who urges it is vulgar ergo, I am vulgar. When I stood one evening at the bur with the then Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. Vansittart), some one said, There they are, penny wise, and pound I would rather be penny wise than pound foolish any day. As to the vote of last August, continued Mr. Hume, it proceeded upon the disturbances which had just broken out.

Were those disturbances now nt an end? If they were not, how great was the blame of the government But if they were, the giant now asked was needless. Nothing was more likely to keep them alive than this continuance of expense. He would therefore move a reduction to the scale of the year 1838. General Shirp said, the police were not adequate to extreme cases. Lord Howick thought the objection, if there were any, was not that the force asked was too large, but that it was hardly sufficient for the due relief of the infantry of the line.

Sir A. Dalrymple paid a brief tribute to tbe military administration of tbe Duke of Wellington, and Afr. P. Howard observed, that the disposable force of a country must hear some proportion to its increasing population. Sir Henry Hardinge explained the causes of the inadequacy of the present numbers, which Captain Boldero represented to be so scanty as to oblige the soldiers on service to mnunt guard through the whole of every third, and, in some places, every second night.

Mr. Hume, however, persisted that it was expedient to withdraw a part of lhat military force, which, in his opinion, was too often called out and took a division on the question of a smaller establishment, in which he was defeated by a very large majority. A discussion then took place upon the hardships represented by Lord Howick as falling on the British troops in India, who are obliged to take at 2s. the rupee, for which they can get but 2s. in exchange.

It appeared that a controversy on this subject had long lieen going on among Hie authorities of the War-office, the India Board, and the Court of Directors and Sir Henry Hardinge calmly deprecating the continuance of tbe discussion which Lord Howick was now raising in the House, recommended an immediate official settlement of it, as a matter ef no light consequence in a military view. For this purpose he suggested certain alterations in tbe mode ef paying the troops. Sir John Hahhouse complained of Lord Howiek's imprudence in publicly siirriug a question so likely to lead to discontent among the troops, and reminded him of the dangerous events which had resulted in India from a similar indiscretion in 1798. Lord Howick continued to renew bis attempts at alteration. Sir Robert Peel pronounced it necessary, for the prevention of discontents among the troops from such expressions of opinion, that there should be some explicit declaration of the principle, on which they were to be paid.

It being now between 12 and 1 tbe committee postponed the further proceeding with these estimates till, next day of supply. Before the House adjourned, Mr. Warbuton, on the second reading of the Prison Bill, gave notice. that in committee he should propose a clause, providing lhat those persons who were confined for political libels should he treated differently from those confined for other offences. BAXK OF ENGLAND.

Thk following summary of the variations in the liabilities and assets of the Bank of England for a year past, is from the Times of Monday. The usual average retuin -of the liabilities and assets of the Bank if England embracing ihe eiiod from the lO.h of Deceinlier, 1839, to the 3rd which appeared in Friday night's Gazette, gives the following results that the average of the month ending the 3rd inst. as coin-pared with the average of the month ending the 10th of Deoemter, shows an increase in the circulation of 501,000., sentence he had pronounced but the statements in the paper iiHtlit induce him to represent the case to her Majesty, and possihly some alteration might be made in his sentence, if on inquiry his character was such as it was represented to he in the paper handed to him. Robbery at Bkahfouii. John Downs (22) and Ann Bniak (32), were indicted for having on the 5th September last, stolen from the person of Jonathan Rainsden, one sovereign and a half sovereign.

Sir Gregory Lewin and Mr- Klanchard prosecuted and Mr. Cottinghamxlefended. Jonathan Ratnsden, a joine? and cabinet maker, at Hoiton. near Bradford, said that on the 5lh of last September, he went to Bradford, and called at the Horse Shoe Inn about half-past eight o'clock, where he received from his wife six or seven sovereigns. He afterwards called at the King's Arms, and left there about half -past ten o'clock having twelve sovereigns and somd silver in his left side breeches pocket, and Is.

6d. in his rightside pocket. When he had jfot as far as the bottom of the Manchester Road, the female prisoner went up to him and asked if be wanted a sweetheart, at the same time taking hold of his left arm. He said to her. that he wanted nothing lo do with any woman, but she contmuetl to go with him for about forty yard, when he pushed her from him.

When he had arrived opposite the office of Mr. Hailstone, solicitor, the woman went up to him again. Sh put one hand on bis shoulder and the oilier into his lef jide breeches pocket. He let go his walking stick and caught her hand in bis pocket, but lie was knocked down immediately by the male prisoner, Downs. There was a gas light near, and and he had a good opportunity of seeing bis assailants: The woman fell when he was knocked down, and prosel cutor kept hold of her a they lay on the ground.

Downs struck him again, and attempted to loose his grasp of the woman, and whilst so engaged another man came up and kicked prosecutor severely. Nothing was said by any one, but in the scuffle Ramsden had a good opportunity of see-ing their faces. Before they succeeded in making prosecutor loose his grasp, they dragged him several yaids, and having got the woman loose, all three ran down Manchester Road into Clarence-street. Ramsden followed them, leaving his hat and stick behind, and shouting Stop thief till he was out of breath. When he got into King-street, he found the woman in the midst of a crowd, in the cus tody of John Seller, who said she had just dropped something, and on looking about, lour sovereigns were picked up, and on feeling in his pockets, the prosecutor found that he had two sovereigns left, and that he had been robbed of ten soverigns and four half-crowns William Seller, a fly maker at Bradford, said he knew the prosecutor, and that on the night of the 5th September, when he was in King-street, be heard a cry of Stop which was several limes repeated.

He went into Clarence-street, from whence the cry bad issued, and there saw two men and a woman run up King-street, and another man running after them without hat. Witness passed them, and when he had got very near the woman turned into a pas-sage. He followed her. and caught hold of her. That woman was the prisoner Brook, and he afterwards gave her up to the police.

Whilst witness was standing with ihe woman, prosecutor came up and said he bad heeo robbed -but liefore his arrival the woman had dropped four sovereigns, which witness picked up from the ground. When the woman was going to prison, he heard some money drop lietwixt the woman and Rossendale, the policeman, who had her in custody he made a search and picked up three sovereigns and a half-crown. He said he had no doul that the prisoner Downs was one of the two men whom he saw running up Clarence-street he could not swear to hitn, but he corresponded in size, appearance and dress, with the man he saw Abraham Rossendale, the policeman, spoke to the finding of the three sovereign and of the half sovereign James Ormistone, a stone mason, said he had known Downs for some time, and that on the night of robbery he saw bim in company with another man near Ihe New Inn. Downs was dressed in light coloured fustian clothes, such as he now wore. Witness accosted them and said, What 1 you're looking hut they made no answer.

He saw them there twice that night, and the last time he left them talking with some women. He afterwards pointed oul the prisoner as the man when he was io the Lock-up with several other Other witnesses were ealled to prove that fhe two prisoners were in company together on the evening o'rh robbery, With another man and woroati Mr. Cuttinghain then addressed the jury for the defence. He contended that in cases of this description the evidence as to identity ought to Im received with caution, and that the circumstance of these prisoners having been seen near the where the prosecutor wa first accosted by the female, was not sufficient to connect them with the rohliery. The Jury found both the prisoners Guilty. transported fifteen years. Charles Turner pleaded guilty of a burglary at CJifton, fri ihe North Riding. To be imprisoned to hardhluur for twelve months. James Scott (28), Joseph Middleiom, were convicted of a highway rohliery upon the person of. John Smith, jun.

at Upper Poi pleton, near York, on the 19th December, and sentenced to be imprisoned to hard, labour for the space of iwv years. Horsc Stealing at Noriamo Wwu Livsey (30), was charged with having stolen, on the 4lh of November last, a chesnut horse, the property of Mr. John Wild and another at Norland. Mr. Wasney conducted the prosecution Sir Gregory Lewin defended the prisoner.

It ap-pearetl that the horse in question was the joint properly of Mr. Wild, maltster, of Sowerby Bridge, and Mr. Gill, Veterinary surgeon, and that she wa in a field belonging lo Mr. Jackson a'. Norland, on Sunday the 3rd of November, from whence he was missed on the following morning.

The animal was traced to Heywood in Lancashire, by Mr. S. Taylor, the constable of Sowerby Bridge, who found it in the possession of the prisoner at the door of a public house in that village. The defence set up was, that the prisoner had not taken away the horse feloniously, but that it had been given to him by a person named Wadsworth, who claimed to lie his owner, alleging that he was worth nothing, and that he was tired of bim- To make out this, two witnesses were called, who deposed that they had heard Wadsworth offer to give the prisoner the horse at Thornton's Hotel, Sowerby Bridge. The learned judge left it to the jury to say, from the evidence whether the prisoner had taken the horse under the honest (even though erroneous) impression that Wadsworth who bad not lieen called) intended to give him the horse, or whether he had any felonious intent at the time he rode away the animal.

The Jury found him Guilty. To be imprisoned twelve calendar months to hard labour. BEFORE MR. JUSTICE COLERIDGE. Highway Robbery.

Wm. Priestley (28), was charged with having, on the 6lh of July last, at Clifton, in the West Riding, with two other persons, to the jurors unknown, feloniously assaulted George Brearley on the highway, and stole from his person twenty sovereigns, 21. 10s. in silver, a gold watch, a bunch of keys, and other articles. Mr Baities and Mr.

Hall conducted the prosecution Mr. Hildyard appeared for the defence. Mr. Baines stated the case. The prosecutor, Mr.

Brearly, is a gentleman of independent fortune, living at Mirfield. On the 6ih of July last he was at Halifax, and on his return home called at Brighouse. He left there some time about nine o'clock, and when he had passed the well in Ellecar Wood, he saw several men and a woman coming up towards him. When they came iip the wotnan closed with him, threw her arms round his pemin. and put her bands into his pocket.

She took out of his pocket 3. 10s. in silver. Three men then tuew hhn down, and whilst one knelt upon him, another thrust a handkerchief into his mouth, and covered his eye with a second handkerchief. They thus succeeded in robbing him of 20 sovereigns, a gold watch, a gold eyeglass, and sundry other articles.

The sole question was one of identity. The prosecutor, an elderly gentleman, holding the rank of captain, was positive as to hi being one of the men who attacked him on that occasion. Two of the other men were Wilson and Titterington. Wilson and the woman were transported last assizes, and Tittering-ton had been tried on that day (Monday last) in the Crown Court, for another highway robbery. In -confirmation of this testimony, a Mrs.

Lock wood, wife of Mr. Lock wood, wire drawer, of Clifton Common, was called, wbo slated that on the night in question she met four men and two women, near the scene of the rohliery one of the mer the knew to be Ihe prisoner, and the other two were Wilson and Keighley. Immediately after the robbery Mr. Brearley returned to Brighouse, and saw Merry, the police officer nf Brighouse, Who went in pursuit of the men. He ealled in at the Delver Arms, beer-shop, in Sowthowram, and there found the prisoner, with Wilson, and Titterington, and Keighley, and two women.

6a ascertaining that they had been there only ten minutes, he. asked which of them were willing to be searched, whereupon they all rose upon the policeman, and socne of them got away. It was also proved that they went to this beer-shop in three parties, but that Wilson paid for all they drank and that Wilson was in company with the prisoner at Wakefield, on the morning of the same day. Prisoner was apprehended at Leeds, on the 10th of October, by inspector Child. The defence of the prisoner rested mainly upon an alibi; it was not denied that the pmoner was in company with the parties who committed the robbery, both liefore and after the offence, but witnesses were called to prove that he was with a young woman, about half a mile off, at the time it was perpetrated, and that he was told by Mr.

Brearley of the robbery, as he was going on to Brighouse, in the presence of the other parlies. The jury found the prisoner guilty. Judgment deferred This trial did not terminate till after ten o'clock at night. TUESDAY. BEFORE MR.

JUSTICE ERSEIKE. Highway Robbery, hear II wax Jonathan Rush-worth (32), Joshua Wilson (26). Wm Barber (21), Robert Titterington (22), and Michael Dawson (19), were indicted for having on the 6th of August last, at the pariah wail. When witness was pulled out by Barber, Wilson and Rushworth left the horse and came to his assistance they all three ran him violently against a wall, seized him by the throat, covered his mouth and eyes, and continued punching him with 'their knees with their whole weight against the wall. Barber wa the third man.

One of the party pulled out Mr. Crossley walch another took some copper out of bis left pocket he then made a considerable effort to change his position, and Barber said, him let's have him otr to his They then laid him on' his back about four yards from the wall, and in going there witness saw Barber sufficiently Well to identify nhn he recollected having teen him liefore in the streets of Halifax. When they got him down, they swore they would kill him. Barber especially. In going from the wall to the ground where they laid him down, witness said, You may take my money, but spare my life." When they had thrown him down, one of them knelt upon hi stomach, and the others laid hold of his throat and covered his face; he thought they woutd have strangled him before he could get loose.

Barber tore open hi trowsers down the outside, without wailing to unbutton them. They kept bim down about five minutes. After they had robbed him, wit-new did not again see Wilson and Rashworth Barber again threatened to murder him, and went and took up witness's hat. On lookiog into it be said, Here thee, take thy Witness has no doubt as to any of the three men whom he named. Witness was cross-examined by Sir Gregory Lewin and Mr.

Bliss, hut his evidence in chief was not shaken. By the Judge They took ten 5 notes of the Halifax and Huddersfield Union Bank, six sovereigns and a half, some silver, copper, and a knife. Mr. Thomas Cockcroft, who wa with Mr. Cross-ley, said that they reached God ley-Lane bar a little after twelve.

It was rather a light night, but there was no moon. When Ihe two men seixed the horse' head Mr. Crossley stood op in Ihe gig, leaned forward, and began to whip the horse; witness ihen saw two men come behind ihe gig, and that moment he took a spring right out of the gig, put his hand upon the wall and sprung right over, and fell three or four yard down below, Tltterimfton wm ihe only man, witness knew from having seen hinVbefore in Halifax and the neighlionrhood, but did not know his name; witness had upon him three bills worth 882 12s 6d, viz. 500, 300, and 82 12s 6d, ten sovereigns, about 17 in silver, and six 5 notes of Halifax Joint Stock Bank, and Halifax and Huddersfield Union Bank two of Ihe bills were in witness's pocket-hook, outside his coat) and the notes and other bill in his waistcoat breast pocket when witness had run down the field a few yards he threw the sovereigns in the purse and the silver down in the grass he then looked up and saw two men coming over the wall. He had sprained his ancle in fulling over the wall, and could not get away when he had got about twenty-five yards, seeing he could not get away, he made a stand and faced the men Titterington was one of the men wbo followed witness, he stood liefore him half a minute, as if be durst not seixe witness, whereupon witness made a spring to get away, when Titterington struck him, and knocked him down on his hack he tVn held him down by the bead, whilst Dawson came upon him with his knees inside witness' thighs, be said thee, if thou makes the least noise, we'll stick thee in a moment he tore open his two coats and waistcoats, and took out the six 5 note and the small bill first thing, he then took las watch, breaking off the German silver guard; Witness then begantto struggle, and Dawson said thee, if tboo makes the least noise we'll slick tbee be then rifled all his other pockets, xnd took what other money witness bad not previously dropped in the field; they turned him-over on bis face; and having felt his beck pocket Dawson exclaimed nit, he has left it in the grass they then returned and liegan to search; when they left witness.

be ran. the distance of thirty yards to farm, bouse, and there got the. assistance of three men, with a lighted lantern, which, witness carried under hi great coat. When they got to the bottom of the field, witness heard voices, end one of them said i will go over this way, Witness than uncovered the lantern, ami ihe men began to stone them ith dross lamps. The men who were with witness shrunk under (he hedge and waited till day light, when witness found the pocket-book, and one of the young men found the purse and all the other article witness had placed in the grass.

Witness had seen hi watch since. A great' number of witnesses were then examined to trace the prisoners from Halifax to Keighley, where they staid some days, and all got new clothes, and then went to Bumby Races, where three of them (Barber, Dawson, and Titterington) were apprehended, but contrived to effect their escape by making the populace believe they Were Chartisti. From thence they went, to Dublin, where they were apprehended hy the Dublin police in August, Titterington having in hi possession Mr. Cockcroft' gold natch, and a pawn ticket for Mr. Cr 08 ley's rilver watch.

The trial lasted all day, and ended in a verdict of Guilty against all the prisoners. Barheri'Titierington, and Dawson, who were pinved to have been most violent, were sentenced to be Transported for Life and Wilson and Rushworth, in consideration of their having interceded to prevent violence to the prosecutors, were sentenced, in the first instance, to ten years' transportation, hut his Lordship, on referring to the Act, said that fifteen years' transportation was the shortest term that could lie awarded for highway robberies accompanied-with violence, and therefore he sentenced them to Transportation for Fifteen Yrnrt. lYEDKESDAT. High wat Robbery at Killinbeck, ak Leeds Francis Clongh (24), James Brooktbanh (25), and Wm. Aytrkan 23), charged with having on the eveuing of the 1st January assaulted Wm.

Whitehead, and stolen from his person eight 5L notes, two sovereign, and some silver. Messrs. Baine and Hall wete counsel for the prosecution end Sir Gregory Lewin defended Ayerton. The other prisoners had no counsel. According to the evidence in support of the charge, the prosecutor is a malster, residing at Berwick-in-Elmet, and on the day in question he was at Bradford, which place he left in the afternoon to return home by way of Leeds.

He left the latter place about 5 o'clock, and when near the Dog and Gun Inn, about a mile and a half from Leeds, he came up with the prisoner Clough; they walked on together a far a the bar at Hal-ton Dives, when the prosecutor went into the toll-house, and the prisoner proceeded -forward. Prosecutor left ihe toll-house soon after, and when be had got up to the feates of Killingbeek Hall, be again met with Clough, and observed two ether men coming, up the causeway towards them. They walked on for a abort distance, when Clough seized and held him, whilst the other two came up and robbed him of all his money after which they laid hold of him by the legs and shoulders and attempted lo throw him over the hedge, bat being too high, they could only get him to the top of it, where they left him, one of them saying, 'D it, we've done for him, let's leave Clough was taken into custody the following day, by Policeman Fitzpatriek, at Leeds, when he attempted to swallow two 5. notes of the Halifax and Huddersfield Union, and Leedi Commercial Banks, which were extracted from him, his mouth having to be forced open with a poker. In confirmation of the prosecutor' evidence of the identity of the prisoner, other witnesses wore called to show they saw die- prisoners together before aod after the robbery and that Ayerton and BfOektkank had changed a 51.

note of the Halifax and Huddersfield Bank, at a public bouse in Halifax, on the day after the robbery. The jury found II the prisoners guilty, and his Lordship sentenced them to he transported for life. Home Stealing at Dewsburv. John Dawson (30) charged with having on the 22nd September last, stolen a black pony, tbe property of John Robinson. Mr.

Baines conducted tbe -prosecution and Sir Gregory Lewin defended the prisoner. The prosecutor is a watchmaker at Dewshury, and the pony iu question was missed not of his field on the 21st September. The next day, the prisoner offered it for sale to a Thomas Hudson, butcher, of Wakefield, for bargain waa ultimately struck for 41. 5s, but instead of paying for it, he (Hudson gave himtnto custody. Tbe defence was, that the prisoner being tbe servant of the prosecutor, had merely ridden the pony over to Wakefield, not intending to sell it and that the pony had never been really sold.

Guilty To be imprisoned to hard labour for 19 months. Burglary at Gtrisei.EY. Thomas Rowling (44), Jonathan Holder (22). and Richard Walker (21 were indicted for having on the night of the 13th Septemlier, at Guiseley, feloniously broken and entered the dwelling-house of Jonathan Wake, and stolen therefrom three silver teaspoons, and k' large quantity of wearing apparel. Mr.

Baine and Mr. Wortley appeared for the prosecution and Sir G. A. Lewin defended the prisoner. -The prosecutor is a cloth maker at Guiseley, whose houe was broken into on the night in question, and the articles mentioned Che indictment atolen.

The robbery was not discovered till 5 o'clock next morning, when the faintly were ealled up. A square of glaaa in one. of the windows 1 plaintiff saying very decidedly that the animal was bog- sprained. and therefore unsound and defendant's witnesses, of equal standing, denying that she had any appearance of the bog-sprain. The jury found a verdict for the defendant.

Crown Court. BEFORE MR. JUSTICE EKSEIN'E. SATURDAY. at Rawmkn Peter Riley (2) was indicted for burglariously enteiing the house of Wm.

Smith, at Kawden, in Ihe parish of Guiseley, on the 18th July last, and stealing a silver watch. Mr. Adolphus conducted the prosecution; -ir Gregory Lewin defended the prisoner. The family of the prosecutor, who is a clothier at Raw-den, retired lo rest about It) o'clock on the night of the day above named, aud about 2 o'clock in ihe morning, they were awoke by a noise. On examining I he premises, the prosecutor (ound the outer door and window of the lower room open.

He did not then miss anything; therefore fastened the door and window and returned to bed. Next morning, Mrs. Smith missed the watch, and a description of it was forwarded to the police at Leeds, by whom it was found pledged at Mrs. Gresham's, in Hunslet Lane, Leeds, having been left there two days after the rohliery for 7s. Within two day a young man named George Lupton called to redeem Ihe watch, and on being given into custody, he said that lie had bought the ticket for a shilling, of a man whom he described, and afterwards pointed out to lie the prisoner.

When apprehended by Police Sergeant Wade, the pawnbroker's assistant identified him a the man who had pledged the watch but (he evidence of Lupton having leen considerably shaken by cross-examination, the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty. Charce or Arson. Mary Robinson (22 was charged with having feloniously and maliciously set fire tn the dwelling houe of the Rev. George Richard Auttey. at A comb, near York, on the 5th of Ociolier last.

Sir Gregory Lewin and Mr. Rolrt Temple were counsel for I h'e prosecution Mr. Bliss for the defence. The case against the ptisoner was purely circumstantial, and occupied a long time in the investigation, hut the facts developed, failed lo satisfy the jury of the piisoner's guilt. She received an excellent character from many witnesses.

Verdict Xot Guilty. The prisoner was then indicted for stealing some baby linen, ice from her master, the Rev. G. R. Austey.

The jury found her guilty, and recommended her to mercy. Burglary at Bailimn. Jerrmu-A Parker (20), wa next arraigned on a charge of having on the 24th of July last burglariously entered the house of Mrs. Ann Lambert, and stolen a quantity of copper and silver coins, besides other property; and Will-am Mitchell was charged with receiving some of the said properly knowing it to have lieen stolen. Mr.

Knowles and Mr. CleasLy were counsel for the prosecution Mr. Haines defended Mitchell Mrs. Lambert is a widow lady, living upon her properly at Baildon. and on the night of the 24th of July, her family retired to rest somewhat early, and about midnight they were aroused by a noise as of persons walking about in Ihe rooms.

Mrs. Lambert rung the alarm bell, and on Ihe servant going down into Ihe lower rooms, he found the drawing room in confusion, a burning candle having been stuck into a scent bottle and left there. Three lady's dressing cases and a cabinet containing a quantity of coins were missing. The cabinet was found on the Monday hy James Holliday, a blacksmith, near the house, broken lo pieces, and a number of casts, coins, and papers strewed about on the ground. On examining the house it was found that the burglars had obtained ingress by breaking a square so as to allow of a casement being unlalched and opened.

Information of the robbery was sent to Leeds, and on the 8th of August, Mr. Child, an inspector of police there apprehended the prisoner Parker on suspicion, when he found upon him several coins, when asked where he had got them, Parker said that he had found them on the banks of the -canal on the Wednesday fortnight previous, the robbery having been committed on the night of that Wednesday. On the 22nd of the same month, the inspector, Child, and Mr. James, superintendant of police at Leeds, apprehended the prisoner Mitchell, a heerseller, (who had been out on bail), in his own house at Wonley, and on searching the house they found a number of coins, a pincushion, and a silver thimble, which were subsequently identified by the daughters of Mrs. Lambert as part of the property stolen from their motler's house but which Mitchell accounted for being in possession of by saying, that the coins were found by his children, while playing about a pond near his house, that the pincushion had been in the possession of his wife for many months, and that the thimble had been found in a bag along with the coins.

Mr. Justice Erskine thought that the evidence did not sustain the charge against Mitchell of felonious receiving, as the simple fact of the possession of stolen property was rather presumptive evidence of the possessor having stolen it, than of his having received it with a guilty knowledge. The jury, therefore, under his lordship's direction, acquitted Mitchell, and after a short consultation upon the case made against the other prisoner, Ihey also acquitted him. Highway Robbery at Eccleshill William Lupton (20), and James Lobley (20), were charged with having on the 15th of August last, feloniously assaulted and robbed James Jackson, at Bradford, of about 51. in money, some ribbons and other articles his property and William Mitchell was charged with having feloniously received a portion of the property so stolen.

Sir Gregory Lewin and the Hon. J. S. Wortley appeared for the prosecution Mr. Bliss for Lobley, and Mr.

Baines for Mitchell, Lupton had no counsel. Mr. Jackson, the prosecutor, is a draper at Rawden, and is in the habit of attending Bradford market. On the night of the )5th of August last, after leaving the market, he started for Rawden, about nine o'clock, having with him a box of ribbons, pins, bobbins, black worsted stockings, 'When he had reached Eccleshill Moor, whilst walking on the causeway, two men, having large sticks in their hands, jumped up one on each side of him, and one of -them, whom he swore to be Lobley, struck at him. The other man whom be identified to be Lupton, then said, it, it's him go after which they both struck at him and knocked him down, Lobley then got upon him, and began to search his pockets, whilst Lnpton continued to beat him with his stick.

The prosecutor kept his hand upon his money till he found it necessary to protect his head from the violence of the blows. Lobley then took the money from his right hand breeches pocket, and other property from bit other pockets. When Lobley had got all that he had, Lupton turned him over and said, 4 thee, where' thy watch And not finding it lie struck Jackson three times over the eyes with a sharp instrument. Lobley then said give up, we've done for and he desisted. On leaving him Lupton went across the road, whilst Lobley carried off the property they had taken from the prosecutor.

When Mr. Jackson was getting up from the ground, Lupton returned to him and struck him a violent blow with his (tick, and then followed Lobley towards the coal pits. When they saw him again getting up they threw down the goods and ran towards him, but prosecutor succeeded in effecting his escape. The prosecutor swore positively to lioth the prisoners. Lupton and Lobley.

being the men who robbed and assaulted him. Lobley when apprehended by Messrs. James and Child of the Leeds police, said that he could clear himself of the robbery, as he was with his sweetheart Mary Perkins, at the Gang in Armley, on the night in question at the time of Ihe rohliery. but this young woman was called to prove that he was not with her on that nifcht, and that be bad called upon her on the Wednesday before bis apprehension lo ask her to say that he was with her on the night of the 15th of August. The only evidence against Mitchell was the fact of various articles of the stolen property having been found in his house, of which he gave a very unsatisfactory account.

Mr. Baines and Mr. BKss addressed the jury ou belialf of their respective clients Mitchell net guilty; Lupton and Lobley guilty to be trust ported for fifteen years. tent won in oe tnrown out of cu IMt IS t.vation-thefMmersuuou sch OUt renf' vv ntctl IS land totally ruined the agricul- taiuly not less than tural labourers deprived of tha fifth anfJ nerhaps tU'' mean of subsistence, and Ifft in a state of utter de.tution on OUrth Ol the whole their native soil, which had so dwee of soil, the aUTUM long supported and maiutaiued not eH them by honest industrv. This tOTaltatt-COltia nui.

being, the car. these men. ratSe pete With the than starve at home, would upon rower it bein the natural principle of seltpre- he serva fio, by thousand and remembered Ufal tne tens or tliposatida to she tnanui tax Ol freight and fuu.iogdioiiu.M competitor. on forfc.ijju corn with the workmen there, and ance on and thus incalculably ovevatock not less ma9fc2ll perCf the meraei lor labour. on the C6St pnCe gDie1.

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